Previous articleCrash in Niles injures four, one with potentially life-threatening injuriesNext articleBethel University’s third annual Give Back Gala set for July 17 Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest Twitter Google+ Elkhart City Council passes resolution for municipal IDs WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) A new identification card option will soon be available to Elkhart residents.During Monday’s Elkhart City Council meeting, the Council unanimously passed a resolution to create a municipal ID. The City ID, called PRIDE (Proud Resident ID for Elkhart), allows the cardholder to show who they are and where they live.The ID can be used in multiple situations, such as when parents attend events at their children’s school, when residents interact with law enforcement as a victim or a witness to a crime, or to present as a means of identification to healthcare professionals.The Council voted 9-0 in favor of the IDs, making Elkhart the fourth city in Indiana to have a municipal ID program. Elkhart joins South Bend, Goshen and Plymouth. TAGSapprovedElkhartElkhart City Councilididentification cardIndianamunicipalPRIDEProud Resident ID for Elkhartresolutionvote Twitter Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – June 17, 2020 7 890
Tag: 夜上海论坛OB Olympic Bluegrass: Jay Panther
Like every skier on the U.S. Ski Team, Jay Panther is hoping to earn a spot on the Olympic team for a shot at gold in Sochi this winter. Unlike anyone else on the ski team, Panther is from Kentucky, spent a year training at the Snowflex slope at Liberty University in Virginia, and is 29 years old—retirement age for most pro skiers. And yet, Panther is a favorite to land one of only three spots on the U.S. Freestyle Mogul Team. We talked with the Kentuckian after a water jump session at the Utah Olympic Park about growing up in the South, his shot at the Olympics, and skiing on plastic snow.BRO: So you spent the summer hanging out in the pool?Panther: Yeah. Freestyle moguls is a combo of ski turns and air. Every trick has a degree of difficulty to it, and a lot of the overall impression comes from air, so we spend a lot of time working on our tricks on water ramps. I spent this summer training at the Utah Olympic Park. It’s a ski jump covered in plastic grass, the Snowflex material. You jump into a huge pool with an air compressor that softens the surface before you hit. It allows us to develop tricks with less of a risk of injury. Usually, I spend my summers playing volleyball.BRO: Volleyball?Panther: I’m a two-sport athlete. I play professional sand volleyball from April to September, but I’m taking a full year of ski training leading up to the Olympics.BRO: Tell us about the Olympic team process.Panther: The Olympic team is chosen the third week in January. There are six World Cup competitions between November and the Olympics. Those results are used to pick the Olympic team. There are probably three slots for freestyle moguls.BRO: How is a boy from Kentucky getting a shot at the Olympic ski team?Panther: I remember lying in bed my senior year in high school, watching Jonny Moseley in the 2002 Olympics. I had butterflies in my stomach watching him compete. A year later, I went to Vanderbilt on a full scholarship to play baseball. During a physical, the doctor discovered that I no longer had a compressed vertebra. My body corrected itself. My first thought was maybe I could go skiing again. Later, I asked my dad what he thought of me leaving school and baseball to pursue skiing, and he told me to go for it. My fourth season back I made the U.S. Development team, then I was skiing World Cup events a year later.BRO: The compressed vertebra wasn’t your only serious injury. Didn’t you also suffer a brain injury recently?Panther: I suffered a really bad concussion in the fall of 2011 while training at Liberty University. I spent the next six weeks on the couch on total bed rest. I ended up winning the U.S. Team selection events that season and earned World Cup starts, but at the second World Cup, I was dizzy. My dreams were at my fingertips, but I knew my head wasn’t well. I ended up dealing with concussion symptoms for eight months. I played volleyball that season basically dizzy. My brain was well, but my injury was so severe, my body hadn’t rewired itself. For a year, my job was to rehab. It was tough. Cognitively, I wasn’t the same person. I was a shell of myself. My memory was gone. I couldn’t make new memories.BRO: And now?Panther: Now I’m healthier than before my concussion.BRO: You mentioned Liberty. What was it like training at that facility?Panther: Liberty’s Snowflex is a ton of fun. They sponsored me for a year. Liberty is still the only place in North America with that kind of facility. Most of the pros will still spend their summers in Mount Hood or in Chile, but there are some amazing skiers coming out of that facility.BRO: Are you the only person on the ski team from Kentucky?Panther: Definitely. But there are some aerialists from Ohio. There’s a water ramp facility there that produces some good aerialists. The ski team is reaching out all over the country to try to get new athletes into the program, including gymnasts and motocross athletes. I’m sure you’ll see skiers from all over the country on the Olympic team soon.BRO: You’re 29 years old. How old are the guys you’re competing with?Panther: Younger. There are kids on the team that are 17 years old. There’s a theory going around that I might be the oldest person ever to make the U.S. ski team. But I feel like I’m 20, so I’m not worried.BRO: How do you like your chances of making the Olympics?Panther: I feel like I have an awesome chance. But if you asked the top 50-100 athletes in every sport, they all think they have a great chance. But this is the most training I’ve had ever. I’m healthy. Things are coming together. Now it’s just a matter of putting it down when it counts. I don’t believe in pressure, but there are some high opportunity moments in the next few months.
Tag: 夜上海论坛OB Hammers leave it late
Press Association Lennox Lewis revealed he had given West Ham a pre-match prep talk ahead of their clash with fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Norwich – and it was James Collins and Mohamed Diame who delivered the late knockout blows that gave the Hammers a 2-0 victory. The Canaries would have won the tentative battle on points after creating most of the better openings in the game but Collins arrived just in time to head home an 84th-minute chance – with Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy culpable of coming to collect the delivery and getting caught out. With the visitors chasing a late equaliser they were then exposed at the back, allowing second-half substitute Diame to wrap up the win late in stoppage time. Former undisputed world heavyweight champion and Hammers fan Lewis was paraded to the supporters before the game, with both sides then sparring for the majority of the 90 minutes as not losing the game became paramount to their respective survival bids. It was Norwich, and striker Gary Hooper, who passed up a number of gilt-edged chances to secure the three points, with Hammers goalkeeper Adrian again in top form. Robert Snodgrass and Alex Tettey also found the Spaniard in the way as they looked to secure a third away league win of the campaign, with West Ham rarely able to trouble Ruddy in the Canaries’ goal. Sam Allardyce’s side were lacking the spearhead of Andy Carroll and only Diame truly tested Ruddy before the England goalkeeper went missing for Collins’ late show. The win takes Sam Allardyce’s side up to 10th in the table as they won three consecutive games in the top flight for the first time since the end of the 2006/07 season. Hooper, whose first league goal for Norwich came in their 3-1 win over the Hammers back in November, came close to opening the scoring on nine minutes as his header from Nathan Redmond’s cross forced Adrian to push the ball away and it was cleared behind for a corner to the visitors. It was Adrian who once again came to West Ham’s rescue as Snodgrass timed a forward run to perfection and was found by the busy Redmond. But the Scotland winger took a heavy touch, giving the goalkeeper time to narrow the angle and keep out the resulting shot. The Norwich defence then almost paid for their collective inability to clear the ball as Matt Jarvis curled an effort towards goal but it proved simple for Ruddy to collect. The Canaries were finding gaps in the final third on regular occasions, with Hooper creating another chance after chasing a seemingly lost cause. He played the ball across to Redmond, with Snodgrass picked out on the overlap and his cross only just evading the onrushing Bradley Johnson as the home fans became increasingly restless. The slow-starting Hammers were reduced to looking for spectacular ways to beat Ruddy and it was Mark Noble who was next to send a long-range effort straight at the England man. As the half wore on the hosts started to enjoy more sustained pressure on the Norwich goal as Stewart Downing fired over before delivering a teasing cross that was well cleared by Norwich skipper Sebastien Bassong. Adrian was again on hand to keep the scores level, this time pushing Tettey’s shot behind for a corner as the visitors worked their way through the West Ham backline. Hooper spurned another chance to open the scoring early in the second half, this time collecting Tettey’s speculative effort but only managing to roll a tame effort into the gloves of Adrian when free on the edge of the penalty area. The former Celtic striker was the man who looked most likely to provide a winning goal for the visitors but he was thwarted by Adrian yet again as he shot from an acute angle after being picked out by Johnson. Ruddy made a great save moments later as Kevin Nolan slipped the ball through to substitute Diame, whose low effort was turned behind by the Norwich goalkeeper. West Ham, on the ropes for much of the contest, then came out fighting at the death as a short free-kick to Diame was crossed towards Collins and, with Ruddy rushing out and getting nowhere near the ball, the Wales defender steered the ball home to put West Ham ahead. As Chris Hughton’s side searched in vain for a dramatic, and deserved, equaliser, Diame was freed into a barren Norwich half and turned the ball home courtesy of a heavy deflection to send the home fans into raptures at the final whistle.
1 Arsene Wenger has played it just about right during Arsenal’s busy festive period, winning two games from two, but he faces a difficult decision ahead of the Gunners’ tricky trip to Southampton on New Year’s Day.Arsenal’s injury problems have lessened as December as unfolded, but Wenger remains without his midfield trio of Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.The Gunners’ chief conceded that his squad for the St Mary’s clash is “basically the same that played at West Ham”, but warned that while he wants to keep his players fresh, he remains cautious over rotation, commenting that it can “destabilise” a team.Nevertheless, in his pre-match press conference, the Frenchman confirmed that Tomas Rosicky is back in the first team fold, having been rested for the victory over West Ham.With Olivier Giroud suspended and Yaya Sanogo injured, expect to see Alexis Sanchez in a central role.Although there are some doubts over Danny Welbeck’s fitness, the England man should be fit enough to start against Southampton, while there could also be a start for former Saints’ prodigy Theo Walcott.The England man has been struggling with a slight thigh complaint, but Wenger hinted that he could make a surprise return to the starting XI. Arsene Wenger is wary of squad rotation