Right to Life Annual Banquet Features Former Notre Dame Coach, Lou Holtz

first_imgRight to Life Annual Banquet Features Former Notre Dame Coach, Lou HoltzThe annual Right to Life Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The Old National Events Plaza, formerly The Centre in downtown Evansville, IN.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.  A Private Reception featuring Lou Holtz is being held for donors.  Corporate sponsors are invited to attend a VIP Reception prior to dinner.  The banquet, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana’s signature fundraiser will feature former Notre Dame legendary coach, Lou Holtz as the keynote speaker.Musical entertainment will be provided by soloists, Jordan Duncan, Holly Daughtery, Delmas Beasley, and Amy Beasley Davis.Dr. Christina Francis, OB/GYN will present information on, “The Abortion Pill Reversal”.  A Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Dr. Francis is a graduate of Harrison High School, Ball State, and IU Medical School.  She practices medicine in Fort Wayne, IN and is a board member and president of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She also serves on the board of directors for Indiana Right to Life.A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Michael Fichter, CEO & President of Indiana Right to Life for outstanding leadership, service and dedication on behalf of innocent human life.The Right to Life Banquet started with approximately 100 people attending in the late 1980’s and has grown to become the largest pro-life banquet in the country with expected attendance of more than 1,600.  It is known nationwide for being a pacesetting event in the pro-life community.For tickets and more information on the Right to Life Banquet, please call 474-3195.  All seats are reserved and no tickets will be sold at the event.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Out of sight, cleaners perform critical work in COVID ICUs

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — The workers who clean coronavirus intensive care units say that their work has been overlooked since the pandemic began. The cleaners run a daily gantlet of risks to ensure that ICUs run smoothly and are critical to preventing the spread of disease in hospitals. But their status as unskilled laborers in a behind-the-scenes role has left them out of the public eye. One cleaner who works at the main COVID-19 treatment center in Athens, Greece, says the cleaning crew feels like “the smallest cog in the wheel.” Medical experts agree that cleaning is vital in hospitals, where infections are especially troublesome.last_img read more

Six compelling reasons your credit union should build a digital referral program

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today’s marketer at a bank or credit union has a tough job. Competing priorities and objectives are typically the norm, with limited budget, resources, and time making growth a challenge. At the end of the day, the tasks garnering the bulk of attention are intended to improve the position of the organization to assist retention and ultimately drive growth. Acquiring customers remains an expensive and time-consuming process.For an average consumer, selecting a financial institution can be a difficult task. The evaluation process involves comparing products and services, examining rates offered, assessing branch reach and locations, as well as reviewing convenience tools like ATM locations and the availability of online and mobile banking solutions.And yet marketing messages from banks and credit unions are awash in a sea of similarity, giving an appearance that each organization offers essentially the same thing. How is a consumer to choose?This lack of differentiation is exactly where a modern referral marketing program can help.Almost every marketer at a bank or credit union has had some experience with a referral program. These executives would agree that a significant percentage of new customers originate from word of mouth referrals, making this lead generation channel the best for new customer acquisition. continue reading »last_img read more

Barr hoping to emulate one of the greats of Irish athletics

first_imgCork’s Bryan Keane competes in the Men’s Triathlon, which begins at 3pm.Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow resume from 3-over par and 6-over par respectively ahead of the second round of the Golf tournament.And the sailors Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern compete in the Men’s 49er Medal Race, which gets underway at five-past five. The Waterford man takes his pace in the 400 metres hurdles final at Rio 2016 – the last Irish person to compete in the final was Nenagh native Bob Tisdall, who won gold in the 1932 games in Los Angeles.The race begins at 4 o’clock Irish time.Elsewhere at the Olympics, Natalya Coyle Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe both begin their campaigns in the Modern Pentathlon.last_img read more

Humble Lion strengthens claim for top-four RSPL finish

first_img Portmore United 1 Harbour View 1 UWI FC 5 Boys’ Town 1 Tivoli Gardens 1 Humble Lion 2 Cavalier SC 2 Waterhouse 2 Humble Lion FC maintained fourth spot in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they edged Tivoli Gardens 2-1 at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Ricardo Campbell scored in the 45th minute and Levaughn ‘Country’ Williams (90th) for the winners, while Rodico Wellington netted a penalty in the 56th minute for the losers. Humble Lion pressured Tivoli from early and went in front on the stroke of half-time when Campbell moved from defence and scored from a corner kick. In the second half, Tivoli looked better and earned a penalty which was well taken by Wellington, which beat Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis for the equaliser. However, Humble Lion, after going close to scoring on several occasions, then found the winning goal in the last-minute when Williams slotted past Davin Watkins in goal for the home side. With the victory, Humble Lion advanced to 39 points, two ahead of UWI FC, in the race for a top four finish. Montego Bay United lead the 12-team league on 54 points, ahead of defending champions Arnett Gardens (49) and Portmore (47). Coach of Humble Lion, Vassell Reynolds, was pleased with the result and performance of his team. “It was a very good fight from the team, a lot of energy from the players,” Reynolds told The Gleaner in a post-match interview. “We wanted to be on the front foot and did that. We fought and got the winning goal in the last minute. We have been doing well in the last couple of games, and still fighting for a top four finish,” he also said. Reynolds praised Williams for coming back from injuries and scoring in the last two games. “Levaughn Williams has been working hard and has scored in the last two games after coming back from several injuries,” he disclosed. Meanwhile, Tivoli’s manager, Brian Rose, said his team lacked fighting spirit. “We got complacent after winning back-to-back games and now we’ve lost two straight. We need to get back to winning ways,” Rose said. Yesterday’s Results Today’s game 8:40 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs Rivoli United at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complexlast_img read more

Coconut thrown on field during soccer’s Edinburgh derby

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PNP-HPG to field 695 personnel to secure ‘Undas’ PLAY LIST 01:10PNP-HPG to field 695 personnel to secure ‘Undas’05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDINBURGH, Scotland — A coconut was thrown on the pitch during the Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian on Saturday.Image: Chema Photo/UnsplashIt was hurled onto the grass from the away end at sixth-place Hearts just after Hibernian winger Daryl Horgan’s 28th-minute goal had canceled out Peter Haring’s header three minutes earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting NFL: Fan throws sex toy with Tom Brady’s name onto fieldSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vlade Divac headlines 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame class Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Maroon and green smoke bombs were also thrown on the field before and during the first half of the Scottish Premiership game. Horgan scored again in the second half to give fifth-place Hibernian a 2-1 victory.“It is the first time I have ever heard of a coconut being thrown on,” Hearts manager Craig Levein said. “Who has got a spare coconut to throw on? Honestly, it is mental.” NVGFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRELATED STORIES:English soccer field invasions see players punched, pushedlast_img read more

Achilles tendinitis

first_imgDefinitionAchilles tendinitis is when the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heelbecomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot. This tendon is called theAchilles tendon. It is used for walking, running, and jumping.Alternative NamesTendinitis of the heelCauses, incidence, and risk factorsThere are two large muscles in the calf. These muscles are important for walking. They create the power needed to push off with the foot or go up on the toes. The large Achilles tendon connects these muscles to the heel.Heel pain is most often due to overuse of the foot. Rarely it is caused by an injury.Tendinitis due to overuse is most common in younger people. It can occur in walkers, runners, or other athletes.Achilles tendinitis may be more likely to occur if:Suddenlyincrease the amount or intensity of an activityYour calf muscles are very tight (not stretched out)You run on hard surfaces such as concreteYou run too oftenYou jump a lot (such as when playing basketball)You do not have shoes with proper supportYour foot suddenly turns in or outTendinitis from arthritis is more common in middle-aged and elderly people. A bone spur or growth may form in the back of the heel bone. This may irritate the Achilles tendon and cause pain and swelling.SymptomsSymptoms include pain in the heel and along the tendon when walking or running. The area may feel painful and stiff in the morning.The tendon may be painful to touch or move. The area may be swollen and warm. You may have trouble standing up on one toe.advertisementSigns and testsThe doctor will perform a physical exam. The doctor will look for tenderness along the tendon and pain in the area of the tendon when you stand on your toes.X-rays can help diagnose bone problems.An MRI scan may be done if your doctor is thinking about surgery or is worried about the tear in the Achilles tendon.TreatmentThe main treatments for Achilles tendinitis do not involve surgery. It is important to remember that it may take at least 2 to 3 months for the pain to go away.Try putting ice over the Achilles tendon for 15 to 20 minutes, two to three times per day. Remove the ice if the area gets numb.Changes in activity may help manage the symptoms:Decrease or stop any activity that causes you pain.Run or walk on smoother and softer surfaces.Switch to biking, swimming, or other activities that put less stress on the Achilles tendon.Your health care provider or physical therapist can show you stretching exercises for the Achilles tendon.They may also suggest the following changes in your footwear:A brace or boot or cast to keep the heel and tendon still and allow the swelling to go downHeel lifts placed in the shoe under the heelShoes that are softer in the areas over and under the heel cushionNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen can help with pain or swelling. Talk with your health care provider.If these treatments do not improve symptoms, you may need surgery to remove inflamed tissue and abnormal areas of the tendon. Surgery also can be used to remove the bone spur that is irritating the tendon.Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) may be an alternative to surgery for people who have not responded to other treatments. This treatment uses low-dose sound waves.Expectations (prognosis)Lifestyle changes usually help improve symptoms. However, symptoms may return if you do not limit activities that cause pain, or if you do not maintain the strength and flexibility of the tendon.ComplicationsAchilles tendinitis may make you more likely to have an Achilles rupture. This condition usually causes a sharp pain, like someone hit you in the back of the heel with a stick. Surgical repair is necessary, but difficult because the tendon is not normal.Calling your health care providerIf you have pain in the heel around the Achilles tendon that is worse with activity, contact your health care provider for evaluation and possible treatment for tendinitis.PreventionMaintaining strength and flexibility in the muscles of the calf will help reduce the risk of tendinitis. Overusing a weak or tight Achilles tendon makes you more likely to develop tendinitis.ReferencesGollwitzer H, Diehl P, von Korff A, Rahlfs VW, Gerdesmeyer L. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic painful heel syndrome: a prospective, double blind, randomized trial assessing the efficacy of a new electromagnetic shock wave device. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007;46:348-357.advertisementBaer GS, Keene JS. Tendon injuries of the foot and ankle. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2009:section D.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img read more

Freshmen to play big role for OSU mens hockey in 201516 season

Trial by fire.  Those three words personify the Ohio State hockey team more than any other as it gets set to begin its 2015-16 campaign this week.The departure of 10 players — eight by graduation, one leaving the program and another signing a contract into the American Hockey League with Rockford — opened the door for 10 freshmen to kickstart their collegiate careers.Senior captain and defenseman Craig Dalrymple said he realizes that with only three seniors on this year’s team, it’s imperative that he and the other upperclassmen get the new guys up to speed as quickly as possible. “It’s just about getting to know them,” Dalrymple said. “You’ve got to bring all 10 of those guys into your team as fast as you can whether that’s creating relationships on the ice and off the ice. Hopefully they have the want to buy into this program as well.”Once they do buy in, they have to adapt to a whole new level of play.“This is a whole new animal,” Dalrymple said. “The college hockey game is a whole lot faster. There’s a lot less games (than in junior hockey), so the energy in the games are amped up twice as much. It’s going to take one, maybe two weekends to get them all into it. The sooner we can get everyone into it as a team, the better we’re going to do right off the hop, which will benefit us in the long run.”Senior captain and forward Anthony Greco has played in 89 games over the past three seasons. He’s been through enough ups and downs with the program to be able to lead the young team in the right direction.“It’s funny, because you’re sort of able to see the way you acted as a freshman, and now you’re an older guy and you have a grasp on the way you should be dealing with everything,” Greco said chuckling. “You don’t want to change the way they play the game. You want them to play their game but make sure that they’re team first.”So far, so good after the first weekend.OSU defeated Brock University 4-0 in an exhibition contest on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. The game saw a goal and two assists chipped in by the freshman class.Freshman forward Freddy Gerard popped home the first of the four goals on the night for OSU at the 9:21 mark of the first period. Sophomore Matthew Weis and freshman Tommy Parran assisted on the goal.Mason Jobst contributed the other assist by a freshman on sophomore Luke Stork’s goal with 3:41 remaining in the second period. His classmate Christian Lampasso assisted on the goal as well after setting Stork up in the slot area with a feed from behind the net.   It was a game thoroughly dominated by the Scarlet and Gray, as the Buckeyes outshot the visiting Badgers 43-15.Junior goaltenders Christian Frey and Matt Tomkins split time in the dual shutout effort. Frey started and made nine saves, while Tomkins had cleanup duty, stopping all six shots sent his way.Although the regular season hasn’t officially started yet, Gerard says that this year’s freshman class is already a tight-knit group.“There’s a lot of chemistry going on,” Gerard said. “We’re a really close freshman class. We’re all brothers already. We’ve been here for two months now and we’ve all been working hard as a team.”That chemistry will be needed in full force right off the bat for the Buckeyes.With arguably the toughest nonconference schedule in the nation, OSU is scheduled to take on No. 16 Bowling Green and No. 11 Miami (Ohio) in a home-and-home series to begin the year. The Buckeyes are then set to travel to play defending national champion and seventh-ranked Providence. Following a late November weekend series at No. 10 Nebraska-Omaha, the Buckeyes face off against No. 1 Boston College in the Florida College Classic in late December.For OSU coach Steve Rohlik, it doesn’t matter if his team is playing the No. 1 team every weekend. He expects his players to bring their “A” game every time they hit the ice.“My expectations are to go out and to be the hardest team to play against and give everything we’ve got every night,” Rohlik said. “I’m trying to instill that into these young guys and hopefully the culture with our older guys brings that. Where that leads us? I’m not sure.”What is sure is that the questions surrounding this team will soon be answered.Puck drop between OSU and Bowling Green is set for 7 p.m. on Friday at the Schottenstein Center. Members of the OSU Mens Ice Hockey team during the Buckeyes 4-0 shut out on Oct. 3 at Value City Arena. Credit: Kaley Rentz / Asst. Sports Director read more

Report Jared Sullinger medically redflagged by NBA doctors

Former Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger has been medically red-flagged by NBA doctors, according to a report from ESPN.com. Doctors who examined the former sophomore forward, according to the report, said they were worried about Sullinger’s back – something that kept him out for two games including a high-profile matchup against Kansas in December. Sullinger did not immediately respond to an email request for comment from The Lantern. His father, Satch Sullinger, told ESPN’S Andy Katz that he doesn’t think the issue with his son’s back is serious. “He had a bulging area that was due to his hamstring and quads being so tight. It pulled on his hip flexor and he’s been taking care of it to loosen it. You can call it a red flag if you want. But it’s tight hamstring and tight quads,” Satch Sullinger told Katz. “He’s been to doctors, he’s doing yoga and deep tissue massage. The flexibility is helping take the pressure off the area.” The Lantern was unable to reach a number to contact Satch Sullinger on the matter. According to the report, several NBA team doctors “have reviewed the information from the NBA and have told their front office staff that Sullinger’s back issues could shorten his NBA career and some have advised their teams not to draft him in the first round.” Sullinger, who is projected to be a lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft, has worked out with Golden State, Portland and, most recently, New Orleans. He’s scheduled to work out with Toronto, Cleveland and Detroit within the coming weeks. A Columbus native out of Northland High School, Sullinger came to OSU as a highly decorated recruit. During his two-year career at OSU, Sullinger was the 2010-11 Big Ten and National Freshman of the Year and a two-time first-team All-American and All-Big Ten selection. Sullinger was 64-10 in his career at OSU and finished with 1,281 points and 717 rebounds. read more

Football JK Dobbins took the field for first offensive snaps

OSU freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) carries the ball during the Spring Game on April 15. Scarlet beat Gray 38-31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In Ohio State’s first game of the season, freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took the field for the opening drive against Indiana instead of Mike Weber, the listed starter at running back.During Monday’s press conference, coach Urban Meyer said that Weber was close to being 100 percent after dealing with a hamstring injury earlier in fall practice. Meyer did not say at the time whether he believed Dobbins would be taking the field to start against the Hoosiers.Dobbins — a four-star running back recruit and second-best all-purpose back in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings — has been talked up by running backs coach Tony Alford as one of the most prepared players he’s coached in his 22 years in the industry. Throughout fall practice, Alford said Dobbins was one of the best freshmen he has ever seen citing not only his athletic ability, but also his knowledge of the offensive schemes. read more