Pink pickles?

first_imgBy Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaCan fruits and vegetables be canned without heating if aspirin is used? Why did the liquid in my dill pickles turn pink? How can you prevent corn-on-the-cob from tasting “cobby”?Since the National Center for Home Food Preservation Web site (www.uga.edu/nchfp/)was unveiled a year ago, food scientists from the University ofGeorgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences have fielded allkinds of questions from home canners, freezers and picklers allover the country.Pink pickles may not seem a serious problem. But many queries point to life-threatening or at least illness-causing situations, said Elizabeth Andress, a UGA Extension Service food safety specialist.”The most common and serious mistake home canners make is using boiling water to process vegetables,” Andress said. “It takes temperatures above 212 degrees to destroy harmful organisms, and this requires pressure canning for a known period of time. Boiling doesn’t take enough time to destroy the bacteria that cause botulism.”Don’t think that because some people inject Botox (botulinum toxin A) into their foreheads and frown lines to prevent wrinkles that botulism isn’t serious, Andress said.Botulism is still food poisoning. And it’s fatal 30 percent to 40 percent of the time. The same neurotoxin that paralyzes muscles, erasing frown lines, can paralyze the respiratory muscles when it’s eaten, making it impossible to breathe.All it takes is a jar of improperly processed or pickled okra or string beans.Why would people take a chance? Because their mother did it that way and their grandmother before that, and they’ve gotten away with it, Andress said.Another factor is fear: Pressure cookers still scare many home canners. Visions of boiling-hot green beans or tomato sauce spattering the walls and ceiling, with third degree burns thrown in, keep folks away from pressure canners.But that’s all in the past, Andress said.”Pressure canners have advanced significantly in the past 20 years,” she said. “Locking mechanisms will not allow you to open it if the pressure is too high, so the days of food flying everywhere are over. And if the steam builds up too much, a valve will open up to release pressure.”Along with techniques, the NCHFP Web site features a number of recipes, including spiced crab apples, watermelon rind preserves and golden pepper jelly.”The trend in home food preservation today is toward specialty items,” Andress said. “People aren’t doing the huge quantities they did in the past. They’re making pickles and relishes and jams, and often these are for gifts.”And in case you’re curious, overmature dill or yeast growth can cause pink pickles. The former is harmless, and the latter is not. So, if you see yeast growth (cloudy or slimy pickles), discard the pickles.No, don’t use aspirin in canning. It can’t be relied on to prevent spoilage or to give satisfactory products. Adequate heat treatment is the only safe procedure.And finally, to prevent “cobby” corn, after blanching the ears for the recommended time, chill them immediately with ice water until the cobs are completely cold. Partially thaw the ears of corn before you cook them.(Cat Holmes is a science writer for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Destination Seneca

first_imgThe day-trip adds a good dose of adventure to the normal routine. The planning (whatever little there is), the traveling, and the actual activity all combine for a fresh break into this wide world. To illustrate this, here is a recent account of an excursion into the wild, past ordinary boundaries, and up a huge frickin’ rock: Destination Seneca, West Virginia.The day started off early and with a full cup of coffee. We packed the necessary equipment, excess food, and ourselves into the vehicle to start our trip to Seneca National Park. An early 3-hour car ride through autumn country roads is always a good way to start an adventure. The road and the miles between our home and our destination stretched on like a long ribbon tied to a present we were about to open. We kicked on some Blue Ridge Mountain Jams, held the delicate balance between coffee and bathroom breaks, and cruised down the Sam Sneed memorial highway, all the while having only dreams of what was to come.We arrived to Seneca, WV to find all the local climbing shops closed due to nice weather. We took the signs as a good omen and headed to the base of our climb. Full trad rack equipped, three of us started methodically ascending the first pitch and sequentially said goodbye to the ground for awhile.Trad Rack PictureThe first pitch was easy enough, a Seneca 5.6, but between two ropes, three people, and a good handful of placed gear, the climb took some time off the clock. At one point I looked across the landscape to see deep valleys of the young colors of fall. An opposite butte of Tuscarora quartzite towered across the street and fully in my view. I remember thinking, “who would be crazy enough to climb that thing?”Knife BladeThe second pitch was a little shorter, but there were some shaky legs and nervous smiles as the route began to run out a bit making for an uncomfortable situation in the event of a fall. However, it wasn’t until the third pitch did the exposure kick in.Suddenly our climbing party stood on top of the forest, on top of the landscape, and on top of the world with only way to go; up. Although our multi-pitch adventure had us only scaling so much distance at a time, we incrementally built up a lot of vertical distance between us and the ground. As I scrambled for anything that could constitute as a hand-hold, and looked below my smeared feet to the seemingly thousands of feet (seemingly) below, a sudden realization of my own frailty in nature overcame me. It is the same frailty that turned to astonishment as I stood on top of every pitch, knowing I had surpassed the obstacles of the natural world briefly.Exposure ViewAfter the fourth pitch we could see the sun starting to dip beneath the mountains in the spread out western sky. It was that time and we knew it, it was bail-o’clock. An old friend once said that whenever something goes wrong in the wilderness that is when the adventure begins. And sitting on top of Seneca rocks as the sun disappeared into the horizon, our adventure began.We had a guide-book, all the right equipment, and just enough time. What we didn’t have however, was a suitable anchor to rappel directly down from. Down climbing was far from an option and there was little time to sit around. After some scouting and searching, we found a rappel station for a separate route and we improvised.After hanging precariously from cold shuts and setting the two ropes up for the rappel with a European Death Knot (comforting name, I know), we were ready to rappel halfway down the arête and to an established rappel station. After all the set-up, deliberation, and execution of our off-the-cliff plan, we made it to the second rappel station safely with bloodied knees and an absence of daylight.Our last rappel was equipped with headlamps and starry skies. The ground felt welcoming after six hours spent on the rock, and my trail sneakers felt like slippers after spending the same amount of time in climbing shoes.Headlamp RappelWe left Seneca in the dark and a part of ourselves on the rock. Self doubt, unknown experiences, and old weaknesses all stayed behind as we pulled out of the parking lot. The ride home was easy, fueled by unleaded gasoline and the excitement of the day, and we drove home as our headlights pushed forward and to the end of a great day.Go out and play,Seneca SilhouttesBradlast_img read more

Reputational risk – DEI must be a cornerstone of mission

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Susan Mitchell Susan Mitchell is a passionate believer in making a difference! As the CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, a consulting firm that has provided over 5,000 credit unions innovative … Web: www.mitchellstankovic.com Details Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the credit union mission requires strategic thinking and bold, intentional action by the Board. Moving beyond the emotional noise that often accompanies tough decisions will require the board to think about the future while evaluating the present. We must be honest with ourselves about who we are, what our organizations stand for, and how credit unions can remain relevant as the world is quickly shifting the business model away from transactions that any financial institution can process and back to social purpose built upon the needs of people, let alone the philosophy of people helping people.Why do I say reputation risk? Isn’t everyone a little tired of the sea of sameness when looking out over the landscape of credit union leadership? It used to be noticeable at conferences, but personalities often disguised the issue. NOW with Zoom or virtual sessions, demographic dominance is upfront and personal. We have members researching the Board of Director pictures and asking, “why don’t they look like me?” We have young people wanting a way to rise up in leadership with strategic influence. If this election has taught me anything, it is that there will be discourse on important issues and people will demand authenticity.So, are you really, I mean really, committed to diversity of thought that comes from myriad opinions? Are you really interested in a long-term systemic change to business practices that results in inclusive and equitable representation? If so, then take steps.Assess your current situation, establish a baseline, and get uncomfortable because the data will tell a story.Get real with each other – Board members and executives. We have been taught to follow out of date informal rules: Do not profile. Do not say “queer.” Do not look for someone just because of their race. And each of us has an inner voice that says, ‘I want to be the most qualified, not the token exception.’ Stop the gratuitous thinking and replace it with the knowledge a door has opened. The only way we make real change is to listen to the current conversations, learn and step in when asked, because with you comes awareness and access to an entirely different group of diverse thought. Let’s authentically assess how we can make change.In the 1990’s, we had the largest MySTERY Shopping service in the credit union industry and created scenarios that identified racism and bias during employee-member engagement. Tough to read and hard for managers to accept, but a necessary baseline that uncovered training needs. As an industry, we may have slowed these practices, but the people we serve have not. They rate us everywhere on the internet and are digging deeper on DEI initiatives.We need to create opportunities for all people within the credit union movement and ensure our leaders, as well as our front lines, reflect society at the fundamental human level.Diversity is just one step. As a female entrepreneur since the 1990s, I’ve strived to make a difference and seen results. I’ve witnessed incremental progress – slow, but incredible progress in how we view diversity. I was that one female executive in most rooms that were filled with men, almost exclusively white men. I have seen and experienced less-than-equitable treatment, spent moments in fear or in tears hiding in bathrooms, but ultimately gaining confidence to stand up when necessary for myself, others and what I believed in.I owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before me, and that is why I return the favor by extending my hand and influence to create job opportunities, partnerships, recommendations of people and connections to others who might increase their professional impact. I’m fervent in championing diverse representation and encouraging copious voices to participate in all decision-making entities.One of my passions has been building networks for under-represented people because scale matters and the stronger the voice, the more likely the impact. I count among them the Global Women’s Leadership Network of the World Council of Credit Unions. Since 2009, we have created a safe haven and reached more than 5,000 CU women on different continents, traveling around the globe, when we could, and now virtually, expanding the richness of conversations worldwide, providing scholarships to advance women, bolstering their business savvy to support their families and mobilizing locally through 125 Sister Societies in 28 countries. Despite its name, GWLN is inclusive at its core, and our HE for SHE initiative has ensured that men can be our biggest champions. We must tap their strategic influence and share intimately the vulnerability of women, especially post-coronavirus, when regression concerns even the United Nations as more families fall into poverty. We all need allies to #STANDUP with us!Just like CU Pride, a thought leadership discussion in 2018 that led to a formalized network during the 2020 Mitchell Stankovic Underground Collision in Washington, DC. The network was organized by co-founders: Zach Christensen, Linda Bodie, Daniel Marquez and Brandi Stankovic with me as an adviser. CU Pride’s mission is to give the LGBTQ+ community within credit unions, a safe and brave place for communion and discussion, create a forum for allies and social change agents, and promote inclusivity and consciousness through programs, education, and networking for the credit union movement. In less than 6 months, CU Pride is 350 members strong and drives vulnerable collaboration around the critical issues affecting the credit union LGBTQ+ community and members they serve. CU Pride is an important component of all diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and will continue to push the industry.In addition to CU Pride, the Underground has challenged perceptions, side-by-side with many credit union thought leaders, in areas of racism, social disaster recovery, modernizing board governance, whole-person financial wellness and much more with very raw, very real emotion, conviction and facts. We apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs to credit union leadership to help them through this journey so they can in turn apply strategic influence to help their employees and members do the same. I #STANDUP for thought leadership that turns ideas into action!For more than 25 years, we have strived to create coalitions that affect change, because we truly are stronger together. There is much hate rhetoric in the world today and rather than being swept into a negative tidal wave, I believe that our core reputation resides in our social purpose. Founded by the people, for the people, credits unions have a responsibility to ensure people are helping people. Through Mitchell Stankovic’s partnerships we are seeing credit union people rush in when others rush away.Your personal reputation and your organization’s goodwill are dependent upon awakening to the times. Push for diversity in the board room. Ask executives to deploy practices that will bring together people of color as employee resource groups and be mindful of your business practices – maybe even MySTERY Shop them again – to ensure unconscious bias is identified and education made available.The silver lining to the recent racial unrest is that it has shined a bright, beaming spotlight on systemic discrimination that some have tolerated because those affected have been patient. Now a sense of urgency is bursting forth to move incremental results forward and build buy-in from a broader audience. We cannot waste this historical moment, because a great many risks await us if we don’t act with intentionality: lost growth opportunities, potential legislative or regulator ‘remedies,’ financial, legal and reputational risks and, ultimately, irrelevance to consumers and as employers. We all want a better life; credit unions are the conduit for the future. We are relevant. We can make a difference. We are the credit union.The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated so eloquently, “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” I wholly believe change will come when driven by an absolute and compelling focus on impact. Let’s #STANDUP, use our strategic influence, and put our ideas into action for DEI!last_img read more

Bravo Lika. A great example of how to put together a story for the “Vacation Week Worthy” action

first_imgReceptive agencies are the key to the development of continental and rural tourism, which should be strategically and much better encouraged, both in destinations and by the CNTB and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Without receptive agencies we cannot talk about the quality development of continental tourism. On the other hand, in the action we have individual prices with a discount from the partner, as an option for individuals and an option for a defined tourist package through the agency. What is missing is one digital platform that offers all the information about the destination Lici, which is another concrete proof of how we should brand tourist regions. This does not mean that local tourist boards must be shut down a priori, but outward communication and brand must be positioned through one brand, in this case Lika. A crucial is that the local receptive travel agency for the area of ​​Gospić, Plitvice Lakes, Lika and its surroundings, Laudon Travel, also joined the campaign. It is the receptive agency that is in charge of the ready-made programs it offers on the market, which is the main role of the travel agency. Namely, the mentioned tourist boards, in coordination with tourist businessmen from their area, have devised a package arrangement, and are starting to promote them on the domestic market. Accommodation is not a motive for arrival, but a destination, and synergy is needed in the destination in order to be able to give a discount on more services and facilities in several categories, ie to make a special tourist package for the needs of the TDV action. “In this difficult year, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic, a large contribution to tourist traffic was made by domestic tourists. Our wish is that in the times to come they make an increasingly significant share in tourist trends, ie in the total share of arrivals and overnight stays. This is also an opportunity to better position continental and rural destinations on the tourist map of Croatia”Point out from the tourist boards of the municipality of Plitvice Lakes and the town of Gospić. The keyword is a tourist package or a rounded story as a motive for arrival and quality content, and not just a discount on accommodation, which I recently said in an article: HOW TO USE THE “HOLIDAY WEEK WORTH” ACTION, AND IT HAS AN EFFECT FOR EVERYONE. THE KEY WORD IS SYNERGY The campaign included Plitvice Lakes National Park, Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, Grabovača Cave Park and Barać Caves, Zip line Pazi medo, Adrenaline parks, tourist agencies, restaurants, camps, and other accommodation facilities. / / / GREAT CAMPAIGN AND NARRATIVE: A CHARACTER IS A CHARACTER Yes, I conclude the story about the TOV action. Round out the story and offer all-day content. The focus must be on the content and motive of the arrival, not just on the discount for accommodation. Synergy in the destination is key. After a great campaign Lika is Lika which was the result of the synergy of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes and the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić, now the campaign continues through the action “A week of vacation worth it (TDV) ”. Precisely on the trail made by the Tourist Boards of the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes and the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić. Well done for the proactivity and for setting an example in the right direction.last_img read more

Two eagles of different species released into wild in West Java

first_img“They are raptors in this ecosystem. Therefore, their existence in nature is important,” she said, explaining that, in the wild, they were threatened by poaching and forest fragmentation.Read also: Sumatran birds closer to extinction due to habitat loss, huntingAhmad Munawir, the head of the national park, said the changeable hawk-eagle was given to the park by the West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency in December 2018. The crested serpent-eagle was given to the park by local residents in September of the same year.The animals were declared fit to be released into the wild after undergoing a medical and behavioral assessment.Ahmad said the Wates section was selected based on a habitat assessment conducted from March 5 to 11 by the national park.Indra said both species were protected under a 2018 environment and forestry ministerial regulation. According to the 1990 law on natural resources conservation, anyone convicted of capturing a protected species faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of Rp 100 million (US$6,242).Though the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists both species as “least concern”, the population of changeable hawk-eagles in the wild is decreasing. (trn)Topics : Mount Halimun Salak National Park released two male eagles into the Wates section of the park in West Java on Friday.The two birds, the changeable hawk-eagle and the crested serpent-eagle, are different species. They were rehabilitated at the Javan Eagle Sanctuary Center in Loji village, Bogor, which is under the management of the national park.The Environment and Forestry Ministry’s director for biodiversity conservation, Indra Exploitasia, said their release proved there was a commitment to preserving wildlife and the balance of the ecosystem.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Historic Election Reform Bill Including New Mail-in Voting

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 31, 2019 Governor Wolf Signs Historic Election Reform Bill Including New Mail-in Votingcenter_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvania’s elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms.The law creates a new option to vote by mail up to 50 days before an election and be placed on a list to permanently receive a ballot application by mail. It also provides more time to register to vote and authorizes a $90 million bond to help counties fund the purchase of new voting systems with a paper trail that strengthens the security of our elections.“This bill makes voting more convenient and more secure for millions of Pennsylvanians and continues my commitment to modernizing our elections,” said Governor Wolf. “This is the biggest change to our elections in generations and will strengthen our democracy by removing barriers to the voting booth and encouraging more people to vote. I applaud all of the legislators and stakeholders for their work with my administration and their spirit of compromise.”Increasing the opportunity to vote increases turnout. According to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report in 2016, providing more days to register to vote and no-excuse mail-in ballots increased voter participation by more than four percent. That is nearly 250,000 votes in Pennsylvania.No excuse mail-in votingThe law creates a new option to vote by mail without providing an excuse, which is currently required for voters using absentee ballots. Pennsylvania joins 31 other states and Washington, D.C. with mail-in voting that removes barriers to elections.50-day mail-in voting periodAll voters can request and submit their mail-in or absentee ballot up to 50 days before the election, which is the longest vote-by-mail period in the country.Permanent mail-in and absentee ballot listVoters can request to receive applications for mail-in or absentee ballots for all primary, general and special elections held in a given year. Counties will mail applications to voters on the list by the first Monday of each February. Voters who return an application will receive ballots for each election scheduled through the next February. Pennsylvania is the 12th state to provide voters with the automatic option.15 more days to register to voteThe deadline to register to vote is extended to 15 days from 30 days before an election. Cutting the current deadline by half enables more people to participate in elections. The new more flexible and voter friendly deadlines provide more time to register to vote than 24 other states.Extends mail-in and absentee submission deadlinesVoters can submit mail-in and absentee ballots until 8:00 p.m. on election day. The current deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before an election, which is the most restrictive in the country. Pennsylvanians submitted 195,378 absentee ballots in 2018, but 8,162 – more than four percent – missed the deadline and were rejected. The national average is only two percent.The changes do not impact the November 5, 2019 election.“The bill modernizes our antiquated voting laws. Now a voter’s kitchen table can become their voting booth, and researching candidates can be done in real time,” said Senator Lisa Boscola. “SB 421 puts the political parties on the run, and gives voters more control. This law will bring polling to the people, and that is closer to a modern democracy: no excuses and no exclusions.”“The people of Pennsylvania have sent divided government to Harrisburg and, with that, this is what governing looks like,” said Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. “We are thankful for the governor’s willingness to work with us to enact the most historic change in how we cast votes since the election code was enacted in 1937. Compromise has given Pennsylvanians a modernized election code that preserves the integrity of the ballot box and makes it easier for voters to choose the people who represent them.”“This bill was not written to benefit one party or the other, or any one candidate or single election,” said House Majority Leader Representative Bryan Cutler. “It was developed over a multi-year period with input of people from different backgrounds and regions of Pennsylvania. It serves to preserve the integrity of every election and lift the voice of every voter in the commonwealth.”The law also authorizes the governor to pursue a $90 million bond to reimburse counties for 60 percent of their actual costs to replace voting systems. The new systems have enhanced security to help guard against hacking and produce an anonymous paper record so voters can verify their ballot is correctly marked when casting it. Paper records also allow officials to conduct the most accurate recounts and audits of election results.“Voters in Pennsylvania won for this election and elections to come,” said Micah Sims, executive director, Common Cause Pennsylvania. “This package provides the infrastructure of new voting machines to produce secure elections and now we have some good reforms that will create greater engagement and participation.”“This commitment of $90 million is crucial for counties who are continuing to work to meet requirements to purchase new, voter-verifiable paper trail elections systems by April 2020, and we thank the Administration and General Assembly for their partnership in securing this funding,” said Kathi Cozzone, CCAP president and Chester County commissioner. “Ultimately, the winners are our mutual constituents – both voters and county property taxpayers.”In April 2018, the Department of State informed counties they must select the new voting systems by the end of 2019 and the new system must be used by voters no later than the April 2020 primary election. At least 52 counties, or 78 percent, have taken official action toward selecting a new voting system. And 46 counties, or 68 percent, plan to use their new voting system in the November 2019 election.Earlier this year, Governor Wolf launched an option for Pennsylvanians to request absentee ballot requests online for the first time. In his first term, Pennsylvania launched online voter registration, which more than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians have used since 2015.Pennsylvania ranks 25th for voter participation with 51 percent of the eligible population voting in the 2018 election.last_img read more

German treasurers increase focus on pension asset management

first_imgIn a statement, they said: “The volume of liquid investments that need to be actively managed, especially for pension commitments and the associated financial risks, is increasing, which makes asset management increasingly important to corporate treasury.”In Germany companies can provide workplace pensions in a variety of ways. The most popular route is on-book pensions provision, known as Direktzusage, which stands in contrast to using external vehicles such as Pensionskassen or Pensionsfonds.According to Mercer, in 2018 the value of the top 30 public German companies’ pension liabilities amounted to €366bn, and pension plan assets were worth €246bn on an IFRS accounting basis.Michael Sauler, investment expert at Mercer Germany, told IPE the new VDT department reflected the increased attention that companies were paying to pension obligations.“Looking at the balance sheet, pension obligations have increased over the last couple of years due to declining interest rates,” he said. “As the low interest rate environment is expected to stay for the foreseeable future, managing balance sheet risks is becoming a priority.“Further, as pension plans are maturing, handling the associated cash flows to pay pensions is an additional challenge corporates want to be prepared for.” Germany’s association for corporate treasurers has set up a group dedicated to asset management, with a focus in particular on “pension asset management”.The group is the VDT’s fifth internal subject matter department, and will focus on “the current legal, economic and technical aspects of asset management and, in particular pension asset management within the company from the point of view of corporate treasury”.Topics covered will include organisation of asset management – in-house versus external fiduciary management, for example – pension finance, and accounting.The new specialist department is headed by Heinrich Degenhart and Nicolas Vogelpoth, respectively professor of finance at Leuphana University Lüneburg, and head of asset management and quantitative strategy at energy company Uniper.last_img read more

Vialli shows off his ripped torso after treatment to battle pancreatic cancer

first_img And Blues idol appears to be doing just that as he shared a series of images of himself at the beach on his Instagram. “Mine are to regain both my physical and mental strength. And to inspire people!” Read Also:FT: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal – Iwobi Scores in Europa League Final It appears he’s already got the strength side of things sorted at the very least if the latest snap is anything to go by. Vialli posted another picture of him smiling by the beach, captioned: “I am grateful. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’The Best Cars Of All Time6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen TodayWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa Davis6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo The former Italy international, 55, shared the picture alongside an inspiring message vowing to “regain physical and mental strength”. Vialli revealed he had been diagnosed with the horrendous disease in November 2018 after a secret battle. But as recently as October 2019, Vialli said he was determined to “live a normal life”.Advertisement Gianluca Vialli showed off his ripped torso after the Chelsea legend underwent treatment to battle pancreatic cancer.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Cross Country Team Place 2nd In EIAC

first_imgThe Batesville High School Boys Cross Country team traveled to East Central Tuesday night to compete in the EIAC championship. The boys fell just short of the championship win, falling to South Dearborn by 8 points. Batesville’s 45 points were good enough for a second place finish and they were followed by Connersville in third place with 81 points.One highlight for Batesville was Conner Bellís time of 17:24, which made him the individual conference champion. Also  running varsity and scoring for Batesville were Caleb Moster who was 3rd overall, Cole Nuhring, 7th overall, Chris Riffle, 14th overall, and Garrett Yorn, 20th overall. Also running varsity were Calvin Lehman who came in 35th overall and Clay Yeaton, who came in 38th overall.In the reserve race, Elliot Main and Jackson Wooldridge came in 3rd and 7th respectively.The Bulldogs will travel to South Dearborn on Saturday to run for the sectional championship.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

2016 Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships

first_imgEast Central High School played host to the 2016 Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday and Saturday. The EC boys came away with the conference title while the girls finished in third place.Girls Team Scores:  Greensburg 81, Batesville 75, East Central 66, Connersville 62, South Dearborn 27, Lawrenceburg 17, and Rushville 2.Boys Team Scores:  East Central 105, Connersville 93, Greensburg 67, South Dearborn 27, Batesville 18, Lawrenceburg 15, and Rushville 5.AquaTrojan Individual scorers were:  Kim Gray, 5th 200 Freestyle; Felicity Wray, 6th 200 Freestyle; Alexis deLong, 1st 200 IM, 1st 100 Butterfly; Lydia Weber, 5th 200 IM, 3rd 500 Freestyle; Olivia Nixon, 3rd 50 Freestyle, 3rd 100 Freestyle; Ashley Bortlein, 5th 50 Freestyle, 6th 100 Freestyle; Emily Betts, 2nd Diving; Marley Muhlada, 6th Diving; Michaela Cassidy, 5th 100 Breaststroke; Jacob Weber, 1st 200 Freestyle, 1st 100 Backstroke; Cai Fox, 5th 200 Freestyle, 2nd 500 Freestyle; Alex Ketcham, 1st 200 IM, 1st 100 Breaststroke; Chandler Witte, 2nd 200 IM, 4th 100 Breaststroke; Jakob Paff, 3rd 50 Freestyle, 4th 100 Freestyle; Ethan Ayers Edds, 2nd Diving; Noah Arnold, 5th Diving; Dustin Schantz, 1st 100 Butterfly; Alex Pruitt, 6th 100 Freestyle; and Klay Shipman, 5th 100 Breaststroke.EC also won 3 relays.  Boys 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Weber, Klay Shipman, Dustin Schantz, Alex Pruitt); Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Ashley Bortlein, Olivia Nixon, Michaela Cassidy, Alexis deLong); and Boys 200 Freestyle Relay (Jakob Paff, Jacob Weber, Dustin Schantz, Alex Ketcham).Special Congratulations goes out to Alexis deLong, Alex Ketcham, and Jacob Weber for being named the 2016 EIAC Most Valuable Swimmers.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more