Ripley Co. Community Foundation Awards 20 Grants

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – The Ripley County Community Foundation is announcing the 20 recipients of its fall granting cycle.Grantees include community organizations including schools, a food bank and non-profits.Organizations that received funding from the Foundation this cycle:Angels of Giving is receiving $3000 for yearly support.Batesville Area Historical Society is receiving $2,300 to install a security system.Batesville Youth Football is receiving $2,500 for an equipment refresh project.Gleaners Food Bank is receiving $5,000 for the “BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids” program.Historic Hoosier Hills is receiving $5,000 for “Take the River” 60 minute film airing on PBS.Indiana Youth Institute is receiving $3,000 for a Ripley County youth worker café.Lifetime Resources is receiving $5,000 to replace a Catch-A-Ride vehicle.Milan ’54 is receiving $4,000 for a technology project with the player lockers.Moving MES Forward is receiving $2,500 for renovation of the Nurse’s station.Oldenburg Academy is receiving $740 for improving customer service at Twice Blessed.Ripley County Probation Department is receiving $5,000 for an intensive outpatient substance abuse program.Southeastern Indiana YMCA is receiving $4,300 to update fitness equipment.Southeast Indiana Health Center is receiving $2,778 for charity/emergent use medication supply.Versailles Fire & Rescue is receiving $2,880 for a hose testing machine and accessories.Batesville Community Church is receiving $2,145 for conference tables.Explore 2 Learn Children’s Museum is receiving $5,000 for promotional materials.Margaret Mary Health is receiving $2,500 for green fees at the First Tee program.Safe Passage is receiving $5,000 for educational materials.Town of Osgood is receiving $5,000 for Osgood Trails fitness equipment project.Versailles Lions Club is receiving $5,000 for Tyson Activity Center programs and activities.The Foundation has granted over $115,000 to Ripley County organizations this year. There is one more granting cycle this year, for grants limited to $500 or less. Applications can be turned into the RCCF office by November 7.RCCF Executive Director Sally Morris is retiring at the end of the year and a reception will be held at the foundation office located at the Romweber Building in Batesville on Friday, Nov. 7. The community is welcome to attend the show scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

Wisconsin faces wicked challenge at NoDak

first_imgTyler Barnes had three assists in Wisconsin’s 10 goal weekend against North Dakota, in October. The sophomore forward has the third most points on the team ­- behind forward Mark Zengerle and defenseman Justin Schultz – with 20 poins on eight goals and 12 assists.[/media-credit]With a new sense of maturity in tow, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team heads north into the surprisingly friendly confines of North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena.To start off the second half of the season, the Badgers (12-10-2, 7-9-2 WCHA) are on a 5-1 winning streak, showing new maturity and confidence. But head coach Mike Eaves doesn’t want the growth to stop and hopes the road contest will provide a nice benchmark for his squad.“I think on a more subtle level is where are we at as a team and our growth,” Eaves said. “Are we mature enough to go into an environment with a packed building and find a way to get the job done? How will we be in that environment? Will we play with poise and confidence? Will we play the way we need to play? So it’ll be an indication of where we’re at.”Squaring off in a traditional Western Collegiate Hockey Association rivalry, the Badgers haven’t played at North Dakota (13-10-2, 9-9-0 WCHA) in two years. While the underclassmen don’t quite know what Grand Forks, N.D., has waiting for them, Wisconsin leads the match up with a 86-62-11 all-time record and a 36-30-7 record at North Dakota.In fact, through their last eight games at UND, UW is 6-1-1, and Eaves personally has a 6-4-2 record there as a coach.But to continue their current success and the success they’ve had recently against NoDak, the Badgers simply need to keep maturing and keep a rather cliche 1-0 mentality.“Each week we have a lot of great preparation from practice, and over the weekends everyone’s got to have the same mentality of what we need to do and just take it one game at a time through Friday and through Saturday night,” sophomore defensemen Frankie Simonelli said.But for Wisconsin, this series means more than keeping momentum going and continual growth.Currently, the Badgers sit at No. 9 in the WCHA as North Dakota sits at No. 6 – but by a margin of two points.“We’re scrambling for points to climb the ladder, and so in order for us to do that we need to get some points this weekend,” Eaves said.“It’s big; you always have your eyes on the teams right above you, you know those are the teams you’re trying to catch,” sophomore forward Tyler Barnes said. “When you get a head-to-head matchup, it’s an exciting time.”This weekend marks the second series this season between these two teams.Three weeks into the season, North Dakota entered the Kohl Center only to leave with two fresh losses to its name.Wisconsin notched five goals Oct. 21, for the 5-3 win – and at the time, only its second win of the season. The following night, the Badgers put up another five goals, and as the Wisconsin football team lost on a last-second hail-mary at Michigan State, the Badger skaters collected their first conference sweep of the season in a 5-4 decision.Besides location and a slew of injuries on both sides of the ice, Eaves doesn’t see much of a difference between that October weekend and now.“Their systems play is really the same,” Eaves said. “They’re really banged up. So their personnel has changed, but their philosophy of how they want to play has not changed.”But for Barnes, this weekend poses a renewed chance for what once was a youth-ridden Badger squad.“I think both our teams have changed,” Barnes said. “They’ve grown, and we’ve made tremendous strides as well. It’s almost going to be like a new year for us because we were so young in the beginning of the year, but now we’re starting to get some games under our belts, so it’ll be a fun one to see.”As UW touts some of the nations leading scorers – sophomore forward Mark Zengerle, tied for No. 2 with 38 points and junior defensemen Justin Schultz, No. 5 with 37 points – UND boasts some top goal-scorers of it’s own with forward Danny Kristo, Brock Nelson – tied at No. 22 with 27 points – and junior forward Corban Knight, who after missing several games with an injury still has 24 points on the season.Simonelli knows when it comes to North Dakota’s leading offensive trio, he has to make sure he’s always aware of where they are on the ice.“I’m always focused on trying to be a plus or even player,” Simonelli said. “You know defensive mindset going into the game, holding my ground, making sure I know where they’re at when I’m on the ice with them, taking away time and space and making sure that they get nothing.”This series is also a return home for UND. The last time North Dakota played on it’s home ice, the weekend ended on a sour note, and senior defensemen Ben Blood started a fight with Minnesota’s Kyle Rau as they went through the postgame hand shake.For Eaves, Blood’s move is simply UND’s identity, and Wisconsin has to be prepared for a weekend that is similarly physical.“That’s been their way of playing for decades even since [my] day, so that has not changed,” Eaves said. “It’s part of their identity. That’s part of us going in there; we have to play disciplined, we have to play whistle to whistle, and if they want to carry on after – that’s the game within the game, that’s the sportsmanship.”last_img read more

Hammond’s ‘Give Away Budget’ triggers further ‘nightmare’ for UK gambling

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit This afternoon, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the UK’s ‘final budget before Brexit’, promising a ‘big give away’ for UK public services and healthcare.Prior to publishing the 2018 Budget, political commentators expected Chancellor Hammond to deliver a fiscal plan which would support PM Theresa May’s autumn declaration that the ‘era of austerity was coming to an end’.Presenting the 2018 Budget, Chancellor Hammond stated that the Conservative government was fully committed to delivering its funding pledge of a £20 billion cash boost for the NHS.As anticipated by industry leadership, Hammond’s increased public expenditure would see the UK gambling sector hit once again with increased duties.Outlining its 2019 tax plan, the UK Treasury will increase Remote Gambling Duties from 15% to 21% on ‘online games of chance’, a figure that has been labelled as a further ‘nightmare scenario’ for industry stakeholders.“I can confirm that we will increase Remote Gaming Duty on online games of chance, to 21 percent in order to fund the loss of revenue as we reduce FOBT stakes to 2 pounds,” Hammond told parliament.Preparing for future duty impacts, industry leadership will likely seek for a clear definition on categorising ‘online games of chance’.The Treasury would later confirm through a policy document that it would implement its long-awaited FOBTs stake reduction on October 2019, alongside the introduction of its increased RGD charge. UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more