Who was responsible for creating the Rock Eagle? What is the meaning behind its shape? When was it built and why?Join the staff at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Nov. 21 for a chance to explore the mysteries of the mound. Learn about the history of the effigy and Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, as the hike is approximately 2.5 miles round trip. Even if you’ve visited the effigy in the past, the knowledge and expertise of a Rock Eagle staff members will give you new insight into this local treasure and piece of Georgia history. Don’t miss your last chance to participate in this year’s Saturday at the Rock series. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit Rock Eagle’s Natural History Museum preceding the hike. Advanced registration is required. This program is appropriate for all ages and costs $5 per person. Children ages 4 and under can attend for free. For more information, please contact Jessica Torhan at (706)484-4838 or by email at [email protected] To learn more about Saturday at the Rock, see www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/SaturdayattheRock.html.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police have been receiving several reports of car break-ins over the past few weeks.Police say the break-ins are occurring throughout the entire city, and are not contained to just one area.Police are urging citizens to keep vehicles locked, and to remove all valuables from them, or keep them out of site.Police also recommend keeping cars parked in well-lit areas, and keep car alarms active at all times.If you see any suspicious activity, you are asked to call the Greensburg Police Department at 222-4911, 663-3131, or 911.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Masha Tritou remained on the courts at Drumlins Country Club after all her teammates departed. She huddled with four Syracuse coaches, deep in conversation. With Tritou facing undisclosed off-court distractions, and after a day full of ups and downs for SU’s sophomore, there was a lot to talk about.Syracuse’s (7-12, 4-8 Atlantic Coast) Tritou lost her third doubles match with Nicole Mitchell, 2-6, to Duke’s Ellyse Hamlin and Samantha Harris. She came back and won her first singles set, 6-2. But Tritou dropped the next two, 3-6, 1-6, allowing the Blue Devils’ Kaitlyn McCarthy to notch a comeback win on Saturday. No. 14 Duke (17-3, 11-0) came back from losing the doubles point to defeat the Orange, 5-2.Even though Tritou and Mitchell lost in doubles, Syracuse’s first and second pairings won and took the doubles point. Coming off her pairing’s loss, Tritou felt boosted by her team going ahead against Duke.“We (Tritou and Mitchell) didn’t end up winning it, but the girls in two and one doubles managed to win it,” Tritou said. “So that was a great start, it gave us a lot of confidence.”The energy showed early in her singles match. Tritou succeeded in getting her first serves in play and utilizing her power to get on the front foot. With her opponent, McCarthy, pinned back by the hard hits, Tritou was able to attack the ball and put shots away. After rolling to a 6-2 first set win, Tritou, Syracuse’s only player to win her first set, failed to remain the aggressor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There are some issues happening in my life,” Tritou said. “That’s why it’s really tough to stay mentally at the same level. That’s one of the most important things, why I’m up and down in my matches, as it showed today.”Beginning in the second set, McCarthy wrested control away from Tritou. Tritou began to fail on her first serve, forcing her to hit weaker second serves to put the ball in play. Once McCarthy faced softer shots, she pushed forward and kept Tritou moving. The Syracuse sophomore would chase down a ball in one corner of her court to return, only to have McCarthy send her back the other way. Many of those back-and-forth sequences ended with Tritou off-balance and hitting a shot long, out of play. Other times, Tritou couldn’t even reach the ball. Point after point, Duke’s sophomore pulled away.“After a point, you’ve got 20 seconds, and you’ve just got to use those 20 seconds to your advantage,” SU head coach Younes Limam said. “Taking a deep breath, as simple as that. And knowing your strengths and sticking to it. Sometimes in a tennis match, you miss a few balls, playing the right way. You start thinking that you’ve got to do something different, and a lot of it is trusting what you’ve got to do well.”Tritou’s frustration began to show in subtle ways. Rather than scream at herself, her shoulders sagged. Rather than hit her racket against her leg, Tritou solemnly went to fetch the ball. Energy that Tritou displayed when she was flying high in the first set was not to be found as the second set wound down.After losing the second set, 3-6, Tritou could not recapture any of her earlier momentum in the third set. McCarthy was now fully on the attack, and whether it was cross-court winners from the Duke player, or errors either deep or short from Tritou, the score trended quickly towards a Blue Devils win at fourth singles.“Her tactic was good,” Tritou said. “I tried to play my game, and it worked in the first set. It wasn’t enough, I guess.” Comments Published on April 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3
Published on April 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Syracuse draw specialist Morgan Widner stood at midfield, stick crossed with Cornell’s Catie Smith as the referee nestled the ball between the two stick heads. The Big Red was holding a one-goal lead just over one minute into the game, an eventual 11-8 SU win Tuesday night inside the Carrier Dome. Widner ripped the draw from Smith’s stick head, running a loop around the 50-yard line before cascading onto the Cornell defense as she cradled the ball above her head.She spun past Smith, then dodged by two more Big Red defenders, before a 20-yard hole opened up between Widner and Cornell goalie Renee Poullott. Players on the SU sideline jumped in the air as Widner edged closer to the net, and one fan from behind the Cornell bench yelled, “Wide open, someone cover her!”But right as Widner flung her stick forward, the ball slipped out of the head and trickled into the head of Poullott’s stick. As the goalie scooped up the weak shot and redirected it back out into play, Widner turned and sprinted back to the sideline.She had done her job — grabbing the draw control for SU and efficiently gaining possession — but had blatantly missed an open shot that could have tied the game early on.Widner had a rough night for the Orange on Tuesday, leading the team with four turnovers despite winning a game-high seven draw controls. SU struggled alongside her in the first half, but a re-energized effort in the second helped the No. 8 Orange (13-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) hold off No. 11 Cornell (10-3, 5-0 Ivy), 11-8, in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWidner wasn’t made available for comment after the game.Halfway through the first half, Widner made another err in the middle of the field, winning the draw control but throwing a quick pass right to a Cornell midfielder a few feet away. As the midfielder sprinted into the Big Red’s attacking third, Widner turned and fled off the field.Catherine Ellis scored for Cornell on the same offensive drive less than a minute later, and the Big Red jumped out to a two-goal lead over the Orange with just over 16 minutes to play in the half.Again, Widner had done her job in winning the draw. But again, she had failed in finding an open teammate, and nearly directly caused a Big Red goal.“It wasn’t (Morgan’s) best day today,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “You just have to work with her to get her head up and move the ball, and that’s one thing is Cornell is really tenacious. They’re gonna work hard to get that check.”With just under 10 minutes left in the first half, Gait pulled Widner from the game, opting to give backup Julie Cross a chance to win more possessions for the Orange. Widner didn’t re-enter until 12 minutes into the second half, after SU had pulled out of the tight game and had a three-goal lead on the Big Red.Widner grabbed a couple of key draw controls in the final quarter of the game, when the Orange pulled away from Cornell. But the work to earn the lead had been largely done by Cross, and Widner simply had to hold onto it for the remainder of the game.“She got back in there and got us some key draw controls at the end,” Gait said. “She just stepped up and said ‘I’m good to go,’ and so I put her back in.”Gait didn’t say whether Widner would still be the Orange’s starting draw specialist Saturday, when SU heads down to Louisville. He did say there wasn’t anything off with her game.“(Widner) just wasn’t feeling that well today,” Gait said. “(Cornell) doesn’t let you rest out there, and they ride really hard. But when we needed her, she came through, and that’s all that matters.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Thabo Mbeki speaking at the opening ceremony of the World Association of Newspapers conference in 2007.South African President Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation on Sunday night, following a request that he do so by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday.The NEC’s decision to “recall” the president is widely seen as a result the 12 September ruling by Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Chris Nicholson that Mbeki, or members of his executive, might have interfered with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decision to charge ANC President Jacob Zuma.Judge Nicholson suggested there was an inappropriately close relationship between the NPA heads and the justice ministry, and that Mbeki and the Cabinet should take responsibility.“I would like to take this opportunity to inform the nation that today I handed a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Honourable Baleka Mbete, to tender my resignation from the high position of President of the Republic of South Africa, effective from the day that will be determined by the National Assembly,” Mbeki said in a televised address.He will remain in office until the National Assembly accepts his resignation and determines the date of his departure.Speaking at a news conference in Johannesburg today, Zuma said Mbeki “remained a comrade”. “After careful debate and discussion the NEC decided to recall comrade Thabo Mbeki. This was one of the most difficult decisions the NEC has ever had to take in the history of the ANC. “We fully understand that the decision comes with a degree of pain to comrade Mbeki, his family, friends, members of the ANC, ordinary South Africans and members of the international community with whom we interact. “Comrade Mbeki has devoted decades of his life to the ANC and our country. The decision to recall him was not taken lightly, but it has to be taken in the interest of making the country move forward.”Mbeki has been a member of the ANC for 52 years, having joined what was then a liberation movement at the age of 14. He was appointed deputy president after the ANC won South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, and succeeded Nelson Mandela as president in 1999.He was due to stand down after his second term of office after South Africa’s next elections in April 2009. According to the country’s Constitution, individuals may not hold the presidential office for more than two terms.The ANC is expected to announce its nominee for acting president shortly. Once elected by parliament, the acting president will convene the Cabinet in terms of the Constitution. Today, Zuma hinted to journalists that the acting president may be ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.“The transition will be managed with care and precision,” Zuma said. “We will announce the name of our candidate in Parliament at an appropriate moment. We have in cabinet many experienced ministers, including the deputy president of the ANC, Kgalema Motlanthe. I am convinced that if given that responsibility, he would be equal to the task.”The marathon of public officeMuch of Mbeki’s speech last night was spent on thanking his party and his people.“I would like sincerely to thank the nation and the ANC for having given me the opportunity to serve in public office during the last 14 years as the Deputy President and President of South Africa,” Mbeki said.“Indeed the work we have done in pursuit of the vision and principles of our liberation movement has at all times been based on the age-old values of Ubuntu, of selflessness, sacrifice and service in a manner that ensures that the interests of the people take precedence over our desires as individuals.”He likened public office to a marathon of long roads, steep hills, loneliness and uncertain rewards at the end, and urged South Africans to cherish the freedoms gained by many years of anti-apartheid struggle.“We should never be despondent if the weather is bad, nor should we turn triumphant because the sun shines,” he said.He traced the achievements of his office, including transforming the economy “resulting in the longest period of sustained economic growth in the history of our country,” spurring social progress and winning South Africa the right to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Mbeki was popular with investors, who praised his pro-business policies.But, he said, problems remained.“Despite the economic advances we have made, I would be the first to say that even as we ensured consistent economic growth, the fruits of these positive results are still to be fully and equitably shared among our people, hence the abject poverty we still find coexisting side by side with extraordinary opulence.”He said he was convinced that the incoming administration would improve on the work done so far in South Africa’s 14 years of democracy.‘No interference’In his speech, Mbeki insisted that neither he nor his Cabinet had interfered in the work of the NPA, despite Judge Nicholson’s ruling.“I would like to state this categorically that we have never done this and never compromised the right of the National Prosecuting Authority to decide whom it should prosecute and not prosecute,” he said.“This applies equally to the painful matter relating to the court proceedings against the president of the ANC, Comrade Jacob Zuma.”He said that since the attainment of freedom in 1994, the government had acted consistently to respect and defend the independence of the judiciary.He assured the nation that the successive governments since 1994 had never acted in any manner intended wilfully to violate the Constitution and the law.“We have always sought to respect the solemn oath of office each one of us made in front of the Chief Justice and other judges, and have always been conscious of the fact that the legal order that governs our country was achieved through the sacrifices made by countless numbers of our people, which included death.”For this reason, he said “our successive governments have honoured all judicial decisions, including those that went against the executive”.However he said this did not mean that the executive did not at times have strong views which “we would have publicly pronounced upon”.“The central approach we adopted has always been to defend the judiciary rather than act in a manner that would have had a negative impact on its work.“Indeed, on the infrequent instances when we have publicly expressed views contrary to those of the judiciary, we have done so mindful of the need to protect its integrity.”Mbeki concluded his speech by thanking the people of South Africa, in all 11 official languages.“Once more, I thank you most sincerely for affording me the opportunity to serve you and to serve the people of Africa,” he said.Read the full text of President Thabo Mbeki’s speech on the Presidency of South Africa website.Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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Four young people who are doing outstanding work in their communities in Gauteng were chosen as JCI South Africa’s outstanding persons. The awards are a national event.Rudzani Mulaudzi, Kamogelo Mangena, Michael Shackleton and Kealeboga Moremba are named the 2017 Top Outstanding Young Persons, hosted by the Junior Chamber International South Africa. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanRudzani Mulaudzi, an entrepreneur, advised young people to start with whatever idea they had to contribute to change in their community. “Until you start you will never know what you are capable of doing,” he said at the 2017 Top Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) awards, held on 29 June 2017 by the Junior Chamber International South Africa (JCI South Africa) in partnership with Brand South Africa.“If you have a passion, for instance in making music, look how you can make use of it in a community context so that it can be impactful to people and the community you belong to,” said the 29-year-old. He is the co-founder of Gradesmatch, an education technology initiative that connects learners, parents and teachers to careers, bursaries and institutions. Through Gradesmatch he has reached 10,000 learners.Mulaudzi is also researching how to drive stokvels from being pure consumers to becoming investors.He is one of those named in the TOYP awards of the JCI South Africa. The awards celebrated all the nominees and highlighted the four TOYP. The celebration was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.Why the awardsThe awards identify, recognise and profile young active citizens who have a positive impact on their communities. It is part of the global TOYP awards, in which the JCI South Africa honourees can be nominated.The 2017 Top Outstanding Young Persons Awards trophy.The JCI South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that has been affiliated to Junior Chamber International since 1957. The chamber is a worldwide community of young active citizens between the ages of 18 and 40, who believe in creating positive change.Its members promote entrepreneurial and leadership skills needed to generate positive changes in their communities, their countries and the world.The TOYP of the global JCI body will be announced later this year. In the meantime, you can vote for the South African honourees on the website. You can also share their stories.A contribution to your countryLinda Sangaret, chief marketing officer of Brand South Africa, said these young people were making a contribution to improve the country. “This is a reminder to help create and to play your part taking care of one another. Every person in the country should be involved in making the country a better place.”South Africa’s nation brand agency was proud to be part of the awards ceremony, she said. “These young people are taking part in addressing social inequalities. These young people drive active citizenship.”Yase Godlo of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.Given the difficult economic times in the country, people must collaborate to help create a positive change, Sangaret said. “The people in South Africa are the most important stakeholders of the nation brand.”She urged South Africans to make a contribution to issues such as alleviating poverty.The processThere were between 40 and 50 nominations for the TOYP Awards from all over South Africa, said JCI South Africa national president Bridgett Majola. “We chose four [instead of 10] honourees, because these guys are exceptional. We think they will do well on a global platform. They were nominated by us to be part of the global Ten Outstanding Young People Awards competition.”Lerato Thekiso (middle) is a nominee in the Top Outstanding Young Persons Awards. Her female empowerment initiative is called The Unleashed Woman. She is pictured with Samantha Moyo (left) and Atlegang Motlhako (right).Results of the global competition will be announced later this year in Amsterdam.Majola explained that the four honourees’ prize included having access to the Brand South Africa Masterclass and JCI South Africa events. “It’s a coincidence that all of the honourees are from Gauteng [even if the competition was national].”The awards gave the JCI South Africa an opportunity to identify young people in different spheres, she said. “We are recognising active citizens playing their part in different spaces, showing us that change is possible. They are also inspiring other young people…“If we all take basic action, we will be able to see change within ourselves and our country.”The four Top Outstanding Young Persons with the judges and stakeholders of the competition. The awards were handed out on 29 June 2017.The Top Outstanding Young PersonsThe other three honourees are:Kealeboga MorembaMoremba is a 25-year-old communications officer and social entrepreneur. Being the only child in her street to have studied further, Moremba is passionate about youth- and female empowerment. She founded Fab Glam, an initiative aimed at developing young women through seminars, high teas, dignity days, entrepreneurial talks and career days.She is also a volunteer mentor at Ikamva Youth and a Spirit of Youth facilitator at the Gordon Institute of Business Science Centre for Leadership and Dialogue.On active citizenship, her advice to the youth is: “Do more than just be on social media; be a voice for those who cannot voice their opinion. With that voice, couple it with action. We can make a difference.”Michael ShackletonShackleton, 29, co-founded a law firm in 2015. He is also a city councillor in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan. Besides being a community leader, he is also the president of Toastmasters International in Pretoria East.Doing public speaking, especially in the organisation Toastmasters, helped him overcome his stutter and gave him more confidence.He believes we can do a lot to alleviate youth unemployment. “We have a choice to sit and do nothing or we can create opportunities for one another. We can help create opportunities so that people can succeed in life.”Shackleton added: “We have to save ourselves as youth. We must unite and move forward.”Kamogelo MangenaMangena, 21, is a public policy maker, feminism and gender activist. Being a change agent for his community, he has been involved in various projects. He helps to educate people in his community in civic responsibility, the Constitution and the role that people can play in local government.One of his achievements is forming a study group for students who have not done well in their studies, giving them resources and helping them prepare for examinations. Three of his students gained university entrance.Mangena advises people to work together to make an impact in their communities. “Take the lead. The country needs us to get dirty and contribute towards change. In whatever you do, let’s try to impact change.” He urged the youth to be solution-orientated.Source: JCI South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
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Guardiola hails ‘incredible’ Man City with five-goal rout of Atalantaby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola labelled Manchester City’s 5-1 win over Atalanta as “incredible”.The game was tightly balanced with City holding onto a 2-1 at half-time, thanks to a double from Sergio Aguero.But the Italians couldn’t hold off an avalanche in the second-half, with Raheem Sterling scoring an incredible hat-trick.The only negatives for City on what was a magical night at the Etihad was an injury to Rodri and red-card for Phil Foden.Speaking after the game, Guardiola told BT Sport: “It was a really good result. The way Atalanta played created that. It was man to man all over the stadium, it was not comfortable, we’re not used to playing against these teams.”It was no surprise Atalanta finished third last season in Italy and even this season, they’re playing well so it’s an incredible result. It’s three more points. One more win and we’ll be in the next stage.”Raheem Sterling was brilliant. He could have scored one more. Not just with the ball, without the ball, he helps us a lot.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say