PCHS student pilots plane in stadium flyover

first_img Email the author Dalton Earles and Nikki Hughes, student in Pike County Schools First in Flight and Leadership Academy, will be at the controls for the fly-overs at the PCHS/CHHS football game tonight and at Goshen’s home game Friday, August 26. Pictured from left, Jeff McClure, Director of Alternative Learning at the Center for Technology, Hughes, Mark Head, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, Earles and Jodi Jefcoat, Virtual High School facilitator.All of the t’s have been crossed and the i’s dotted and, if the weather holds, there will be a flyover at Bulldog Stadium tonight that will rival that of the Blue Angels, at least locally.Pike County High School senior Dalton Earles will be at the controls of the Diamond D-A40 as it makes the historic flight prior to the annual rivalry game between the PCHS Bulldogs and the CHHS Trojans.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the fight is historic in the sense that it is the first time a PCHS student has piloted a fly-over at Bulldog Stadium. Latest Stories Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We are proud to offer this academy to our students, ” Bazzell said. “Dalton and Nikki are excellent students and outstanding citizens,” he said. “And, from all reports, they are excellent pilots. They are exceptional in every way.”The Pike County School System has seven academy programs to offer its students and the First in Flight program, by its nature, has the smallest enrollment – around two or three. The demands are great. So are the rewards, Bazzell said.For more information about the First in Flight and Leadership Academy, contact the Pike County Schools at 334-566-1850. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Tonight’s flyover will be just prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff. Plans are for Dalton to circle the stadium a couple of times and participate in an air to ground communication over the stadium’s public address system.Dalton said every flight has been memorable in some way but the flyover will be special.“I would never have thought that anything like this could happen,” he said. “The flyover at Bulldog Stadium will be something I’ll always remember.”Bazzell said the First in Flight and Leadership Academy is a one-of-a-kind program and is made possible through a partnership with Trojan Aviation. Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Friday, August 19, 2016 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Familiar foes: Pike County looks for bragging rights against long time rival Charles Henderson Photo/mike hensleyThe Pike County Bulldogs field a young team entering the 2016 season. They hope to begin the season on… read more Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content PCHS student pilots plane in stadium flyover By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell “The flyover will be a neat opportunity to showcase the Pike County Schools’ First in Flight and Leadership Academy,” Bazzell said. “We are excited about the program and congratulate Dalton Earles of PCHS and Nikki Hughes of Goshen High School. Both are senior members of the First in Flight and Leadership Academy. They have completed all of the solo and cross-country requirements for certification as private airplane pilots. The only thing that stands between them and their final certification is their FAA cross-country check.Dalton’s “check” is scheduled for Aug. 25 and Nikki’s Aug. 27.A fly-over is planned for the GHS home football game vs. Ariton on Aug. 26. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Bees Sting Aces

first_img Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Bees racked up four runs in both the second and third innings as they stung the Aces 10-6 in Salt Lake City.Jared Walsh, Jabari Blash and Alberto Triunfel each launched home runs in the win.  The series continues tonight. August 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Sting Aces Written by Robert Lovelllast_img

Observer elects new ed board

first_imgEight new editors will join The Observer’s Editorial Board for the 2011-12 year, incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer announced Monday. Junior Caitlin Housley, sophomores Megan Doyle, Sam Stryker, Allan Joseph and Brandon Keelean and freshman Meghan Thomassen will join the Editorial Board in their new positions after Spring Break. Pat Coveney and Maija Gustin, both juniors, will take their new positions in the fall when they return from studying abroad. Doyle, a resident of Lyons Hall, and Stryker, of Knott Hall, will serve as co-news editors. A native of South Bend, Doyle currently serves as Associate News Editor and has covered the student government beat for most of the last year. She is an English major with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. Stryker is a Television major with a minor in European Studies. He is from New Canaan, Conn. Sryker covered Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District race between Jackie Walorski and Joe Donnelly. Joseph will serve as sports editor. A resident of St. Edward’s Hall, Joseph has worked for the department since his freshman year and covered Bengal Bouts, the national runners-up men’s lacrosse team last spring and this fall’s national champion women’s soccer team. Joseph is pursuing a double major in Economics and Pre-professional Studies. He is originally from Dublin, Ohio. A resident of Le Mans Hall from Hazard, Ky., Housley has covered Saint Mary’s news since her freshman year. Thomassen, hailing from Rowley, Mass., will take over the Viewpoint department. She is a resident of Pasquerilla East Hall. Gustin will join the Editorial Board as the Scene editor. Gustin, currently spending the semester studying abroad in London, has already contributed to The Observer from overseas, covering the red carpet at the Orange British Academy Film Awards Saturday. She is from Chicago and is majoring in English and Film, Television and Theatre with a concentration in Film. Coveney is also spending the semester participating in Notre Dame’s London Program, but will assume the role of photo editor in the fall. A Political Science major from Keough Hall, Coveney has covered the Irish women’s soccer program’s two trips to the College Cups in the last two years. He is from Geneva, Ill. Keelean will serve as Graphics editor. He is a Graphic Design major from Holland, Mich. The other editors previously selected for the Editorial Board include Managing Editor Sarah Mervosh, and Assistant Managing Editors Adriana Pratt and Chris Masoud, in addition to Farmer.last_img read more

India’s Rajasthan state government announces 50GW solar goal by 2025

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The state government of Rajasthan has come up with a new draft solar policy. The proposed policy package aims to establish the state as a global hub for solar with 50 GW of installed generation capacity within 5-6 years. It envisages an R&D hub for the deployment of renewable energy technologies and solar-wind hybrid projects, with a focus on improving efficiency and reducing balance-of-system costs.The new policy aims to achieve 25 GW of grid-connected solar projects up to 2021-22 to fulfill the renewable purchase obligation of state electricity distribution companies (discoms) from PV. The state will also endeavor to develop solar projects for sale to parties other than state discoms, and for commercial self-consumption.Rajasthan also proposes setting up decentralized, grid-connected solar projects near 33 kV sub-stations for the sale of power to discoms. The minimum capacity allowed for such projects under the draft policy would be 500 kW and the maximum 3 MW. The projects would be awarded through tariff-based competitive bidding.To promote the development of 500 MW-plus solar parks, the state government will invest up to half of the equity required, including the cost of land, in joint venture companies formed for their development.However, industry insider Gopal Lal Somani says Rajasthan’s ambitious 25 GW, two to three-year target appears out of reach. He said the state policy has gaps on issues such as land acquisition, the huge transmission network required for the influx of solar, the creditworthiness of discoms and permit processing for land use. The new proposals need an investment-friendly environment and cost-economic benefits for developers to take investment decisions, said Somani.More: Rajasthan eyes 50 GW of solar within six years India’s Rajasthan state government announces 50GW solar goal by 2025last_img read more

IPE Awards: Pension funds must dare to invest in untested asset types

first_imgPension funds and other institutional investors need to be braver, given the environment of low interest rates, and consider strategies used by hedge funds, the 2014 IPE Conference has heard.Speaking at the IPE Conference & Awards in Vienna, Günther Schiendl, CIO at Austria’s VBV Pensionskasse, told a panel session on trends in investment and asset allocation: “We need to be more brave – we need to dare to invest in things that are untested.”His said his pension fund in particular needed to be more dynamic, investing for the long term to deliver returns of 6% year after year.“The point is, we need to deliver absolute returns,” he said. “My former boss was saying that, in that sense, we are a kind of hedge fund – and he was right.” A poll conducted among conference participants during the discussion showed that 46.51% of respondents had regularly been forced to reject an investment opportunity they liked due to regulatory, resource or operational constraints.A further 37.2% said they had once or twice had to say no to a potential investment for these reasons.Endre Pedersen, senior managing director at Manulife Asset Management, told the panel at the conference in Vienna he favoured Asian fixed income for generating stronger long-term returns in the current environment.“You need to take on a different type of risk,” he said.Meanwhile, Rick Lacaille, CIO at State Street Global Advisors, said the simple answer to the low-yield problem was equities.“In cashflow terms, we are not advocates of the second stagnation hypotheses,” he said, adding that SSgA expected global growth of between 3.5% and 3.8% next year.“People are understandably concerned when they see equity markets at record highs, but then they see profits at record highs,” Lacaille said.In Asia, he said, earnings are below trend, and this means there is an opportunity for share prices in the region to catch up.“From our perspective, the global story – the growth story – remains compelling,” he said.Paul Watters, senior director and head of corporate research at Standard & Poor’s, said pension funds would find it hard to meet their target returns in long-only strategies using conventional assets, but that what was important was to hit risk-adjusted returns.He said this meant there was a lot of interest in alternatives.“All the surveys, all the academic literature you read on that, it seems fairly clear there’s going to be continued growth in that, and asset allocation is 25% from institutional investors,” he said.The panellists discussed the investment opportunities that were emerging in fixed income as a result of the bank disintermediation process.Benoît Durteste, managing director at Intermediate Capital Group, said: “An underlying theme is there is a significant premium for investing directly.“If you can get a combination of an asset class where you are getting this premium for investing directly, and you are in an area that is experiencing significant growth, then you have a winning formula. “You are getting this combination that makes it quite attractive, which is why a number of pension funds are investing heavily in that segment.”Schiendl said that, over the years, pension funds had learned how the banks made their money, and the institutions could now do this themselves, creating a “fair and well-structured food chain”.He also said more generally that it was imperative for pension funds’ portfolios to be geographically diversified now.“It makes sense to have a global diversification and not a Europe-only diversification,” he said.last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw does it all as Los Angeles Dodgers avoid sweep

first_imgMeanwhile, Adrian Gonzalez finished off a torrid series by going 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs. He went 7 for 10 with five RBIs in three games against the Brewers. Kershaw singled, walked, was hit by a pitch and scored the run that tied the game 1-1 in the second inning.Kershaw, Ellis and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly described the win as a struggle for the pitcher on the mound.“It was not easy,” Kershaw said. “Sometimes one pitch is working, sometimes one’s not. It’s not every day you’re going to have all your pitches.”Ellis called it “a clinic on how to win when you don’t have close to your best stuff.” Either Kershaw adapted to perfectly exploit his opponent’s weaknesses, or the Brewers failed to exploit Kershaw’s. Whichever the case, Kershaw’s submaximal stuff was virtually indistinguishable from some pitchers at their best. The Dodgers (67-52) definitely needed the win, having lost the first two games of the series. Sunday’s game was tied until the fifth inning, when Matt Kemp drove in Gonzalez to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.In the bottom of the inning, Milwaukee’s Jean Segura batted against Kershaw with one out and Rickie Weeks on third base.Segura bunted a pitch foul down the first-base line as Weeks tried to score on the safety squeeze. He tried bunting the next pitch too, popping it up between the pitcher’s mound and home plate as Weeks charged down the line again.“You kind of know it’s coming,” Mattingly said. “We talked about it, that he would do it right there back-to-back.”Kershaw certainly saw it coming. He popped off the mound, sprinted for the plate, and went airborne to snag the ball above the ground. Weeks had no chance to make it back to third base before Kershaw threw to Juan Uribe to complete the double play.“It’s fun to feel like a baseball player once in a while,” Kershaw said of the play.The left-hander also picked off Carlos Gomez trying to steal second base in the third inning, and got lucky when Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson (2-3) unwisely ran into an out at third base with nobody out. Maybe the most pivotal juncture in the game came in the fourth inning, when Ryan Braun attempted to advance from second to third base on a pitch in the dirt. Third-base umpire Marty Foster initially ruled that Braun beat Uribe’s tag, but Mattingly challenged and won when replays showed that Braun was out.Instead of having a runner on third base with no outs, Milwaukee had nobody on with one out. Kershaw escaped the inning unscathed.The Dodgers broke the game open late with a run in the seventh and two more in the eighth, including Ellis’ first home run of the season. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation.With a national TV audience watching, Kershaw’s strong all-around game bolstered his credentials for the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. Personal honors are almost a taboo subject around the pitcher, and certainly not anything he would cite as a motivating factor.But the big numbers are there: Kershaw (14-2) leads the major leagues with a 1.78 earned-run average. His 14th win of the season is tied for the major-league lead, despite the fact that he spent nearly six weeks on the disabled list earlier this season.If fielding and hitting count toward the decision, it should be noted that Kershaw’s .186 batting average is only a shade lower than that of Ellis (.189). His diving catch of Segura’s bunt was nothing new to his manager.“He’s hard all the time,” Mattingly said. “He runs hard to first. I think he trains in a way that he’s a baseball player. He’s trying to help himself win a game. He works on his bunting, his hitting.“Clayton out there, he’s a baseball player.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img MILWAUKEE >> The Dodgers paid Clayton Kershaw well to do exactly what he did on the mound Sunday. In eight innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, he allowed six hits, one run and struck out six batters as the Dodgers won 5-1.They didn’t necessarily need Kershaw to do what he did in the fifth inning – diving head-first to snare a pop-up bunt 10 feet in front of home plate – or to reach base three times.Or maybe they did.On a day when Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig were both out of the lineup, the Dodgers received several unexpected contributions. Light-hitting shortstop Miguel Rojas went 3 for 5. Lighter-hitting catcher A.J. Ellis hit his first home run of the season.last_img read more

Top six selected for European boys’ challenge

first_img2 Jul 2017 Top six selected for European boys’ challenge Six leading young players have been selected to represent England in this month’s European boys’ team championship. They are: Toby Briggs of Norfolk (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), Angus Flanagan of Surrey, Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire, Ben Jones and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire, and Charlie Strickland of Sussex. The championship will be played at La Manga, Spain, from 11-15 July. Briggs and Strickland both played in this team last year. The players: Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall), is an England and GB&I boy international, who had a top ten finish in the German boys’ open after solid results in the Portuguese amateur and the U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy. Angus Flanagan, 18, (St George’s Hill) won the Carris Trophy last year and followed up with sixth place in the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. He was third in this season’s Peter McEvoy. Harry Goddard, 17, (Hanbury Manor) is the Daily Telegraph junior champion. This season he has reached the quarter finals of the Spanish amateur and was in the top 20 at the Brabazon Trophy. Ben Jones, 18, (Northamptonshire County) has just won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters with a score of 18-under. Earlier in the season he was fourth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tied 10th in the U21 Bernard Darwin Salver. Charlie Strickland, 18, (Ham Manor) has won the men’s Duncan Putter and the Peter McEvoy Trophy this season. He was also runner up in the Lytham Trophy and the Darwin Salver. Robin Williams, 15, (Peterborough Milton) was fifth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and had a string of successful results in men’s events in South Africa early in the season.last_img read more

Algae Advisory Posted for Black Lake

first_imgDon’t drink untreated surface water. When fishing, catch-and-release is the safest practice. If you do eat your catch, clean any fish you catch thoroughly if you see algae blooms. Before eating, remove the internal organs, which may contain harmful algae toxins. Avoid areas of scum when boating and clean your boat thoroughly.WHAT:           Toxic Algae Advisory for Black LakeNo swimming, no pets, no fishing advisedWHEN:          Effective ImmediatelyWHERE:        The health advisory is in effect for all of Black LakeKenneydell Park is located at 6745 Fairview Road SW in Olympia, 98512Public boat launch is located at 7107 Fairview Road SW in Olympia, 98512For more information about toxic algae blooms and other water quality information, visit the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/swimming_index.html. Keep pets and livestock out of waters with algae blooms.center_img Facebook57Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyA blue-green algae bloom in Black Lake has recently produced enough toxin to prompt a swimming advisory for the lake that is now in effect. Swimming or water-skiing in water with algae toxins or drinking it can lead to serious illness, so people and pets are advised to stay out of the water at Black Lake, and anglers are reminded that the safest bet in algae-prone waters is to catch and release.Water samples taken from Black Lake on July 29 found the algae toxin Microcystin at 162 micrograms per liter of water—well above the state standard of 6 micrograms per liter for recreational water use. Microcystin can cause liver poisoning in people and animals. Symptoms, which include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting in humans and death in animals, can take hours or days to appear.“We know this comes when recreational use of the lake is at its highest point of year. Anglers, boaters, water-skiers and swimmers are all using the lake right now,” said Art Starry, Director of the county’s Environmental Health Division. “Our advice to folks is to stay out of the lake and not take the chance of getting sick. It is especially important to keep small children and pets out of the water.”Warning signs will be posted at public access points, including Kenneydell Park, the public boat launch and the community docks across from Black Lake Grocery. The lake will be monitored weekly until the algae bloom is over and the advisory can be lifted.While not all algae blooms are toxic, some algae can produce toxins that can harm the nervous system, the liver, the skin, and the stomach and intestines. Experts from the county’s Environmental Health Division recommend a few simple tips to help prevent illness from algae:Avoid swimming, wading, wind surfing and water-skiing in waters where algae blooms are present.last_img read more

N West’s R530m water project

first_img26 March 2004Thousands of residents of Makapanstad, near Hammanskraal in the North West, converged at the Moretele Stadium on Tuesday to celebrate the official launch of a R530-million water supply project.The Roodeplaat Temba Water Supply Scheme will ensure that sufficient water is available to the rural communities of the Moretele local municipality.The first phase of the project, which is already in progress and is expected to be completed by March 2005, will increase the Temba water plant’s capacity by a further 30 Megalitres per day.Phase 2 of the project will see the construction of a 60 Megalitre per day water treatment plant at the Roodeplaat Dam to meet the demands of the nearby City of Tshwane and surrounding areas.Speaking at the event, Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Ronnie Kasrils said that as the government increased its efforts to deliver clean water, more attention needed to be paid to the proper maintenance of the country’s water infrastructure.Kasrils said the project would ensure that local communities benefited directly from the projects through job-creation. “I have been assured that construction work to be executed is labour-intensive and that local labour will be used as far as possible under the project,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA, Iraq sign economic cooperation pact

first_img19 November 2012 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and his Iraqi counterpart, Khairullah Hasan Babakr, have signed an agreement aimed at exploring the trade potential that exists in various sectors between South Africa and Iraq. The two signed the agreement on economic and technical cooperation in Cape Town on Thursday. Davies said trade between South Africa and Iraq was valued at R197-million last year, and that in 2007, South Africa had imported goods from Iraq totalling R1.7 billion. “Trading trends indicate that we are operating below potential, but they are improving,” Davies said. “We have exported a significant amount of value-added goods ranging from vehicles, helicopters and machinery to electrical equipment. There is also a potential for trade in citrus products, nuts and melons.” Davies said that as a first step to implementing the agreement, the Department of Trade and Industry would send a government-business delegation on an International Trade Initiative to Iraq next year. He said the department would further seek ways to help Iraqis with the challenge of obtaining South African visas, as there is no SA embassy in Iraq. Iraqi citizens currently have to get their visas in Jordan. Babakr said trade relations between South Africa and Iraq have generally been conducted through intermediaries, and it was envisaged that, with the signed agreement, a guideline to trade directly would be formulated. “Iraq is recovering from the devastation of war and has potential in various sectors, especially the infrastructure sector,” Babakr said. “We have moved from a controlled economy to a free market system and have also introduced new laws opening opportunities to foreign investors to invest in Iraq in different sectors, especially infrastructure.” Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more