New Point business abruptly closes doors

first_imgNew Point, IN—On Tuesday, Wittrock Healthcare in New Point closed its doors and laid off all employees.  The company had purchased the business, that made headwalls, lights and designed hospital rooms, from Hill-Rom back in December of 2016.  Several employees transferred over with the purchase to the family-owned company. As of today, the company’s website and social media page on LinkedIn has been removed and officials could not be reached by phone.last_img

AFROTC trains students with VR tools

first_img“We are asking them to tackle on a lot more, and  juggle the problem of having [student cadets] excel in their academics and their ROTC tasks, but also to add on this extra program and really seeing how these students can take it and how they can manage their time with how much time they’re spending in the program,” Liew said.  Smith believes the new VR simulation program has been beneficial for student cadets who hope to fly within the Air Force. Though she was able to practice flying a real, small plane over the summer, she said the new program gives students the opportunity to practice with the simulation. Between hours of classes and cadet training, sophomore aerospace engineering major Natalie Smith heads to the first floor of the Physical Education Building to strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles. But Smith, a cadet in the Air Force ROTC, isn’t playing a video game — she’s training to fly a plane. As the program continues, Liew said AFROTC officials will monitor how students balance the program with their course load and mandatory trainings.  Through VR simulations, cadets learn the basic controls for the T-6 Texan II, a training aircraft used in the Air Force, which gives them a better understanding of aircraft functions and system controls. Cadets can volunteer to participate in the training and complete it on their schedules. Sean Liew, a cadet vice wing commander in the program and a senior majoring in international relations, said it helps cadets save time. Wynans said the program encourages students to learn flying skills early without consequences since their performance isn’t graded.  Since April, USC is the first and only college to offer the optional program based off of the Pilot Next Training the Air Force uses, which uses immersive training devices to teach cadets basic piloting skills that prepare them to fly before they step foot in a plane.   “They can begin to familiarize themselves early on and start that learning with regard to, in this case, becoming a pilot in their collegiate career, so that when they go to the Air Force’s pilot training, they already have so many of those competencies in both flying skills and the knowledge and frankly the habits of mind to be able to… have the confidence to search those ambiguous environments, make sense of those ambiguous environments, learn from it and thrive in that training environment,” Wynans said.   USC is the first university in the country to use Pilot Next Training program technology, which allows AFROTC cadets to practice flying skills with virtual reality simulations before they train in a plane. (Ada Toydemir | Daily Trojan) “It’s a lot of convenience in economics and saving time but also it’s in the comfort of the university where you can go to class, come here,fly for an hour, go home, go to the gym and come back right again,” Liew said. “The accessibility is a big part.”   “Within the detachment, it’s very cool to have that integration with some actual flying, and it is something that I am very passionate about and the main reason why I am in this program as a whole,” Smith said. “It is also productive in the way that you’re learning, and it’s more hands-on learning  than doing all the academic parts of the mechanics of flying.”  The future of the program is still being determined, but Wynans said he hopes the program will continue because it helps cadets learn from various instructors and peers, just like they will at Air Force training. Smith encourages students to take advantage of the training because it will help them adjust to learning skills on a real plane.   Lt. Cols. Olivia Nelson and Reid Wynans, who teach the aerospace studies courses, partnered with the VR program’s creators to pilot it at USC. The first graduates of the program completed their training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas. Wynans said using VR simulations will help cadets gain the skills and confidence they need to perform well at Air Force pilot training in the future.   “Since a lot of the flying is muscle memory and instinct, you start to develop that earlier on, and have been exposed to all of this information before, to not only benefit yourself but help your teammates around you,” she said.last_img read more

Bombers blast Lakers en route to Kootenay Soccer Zone title

first_imgEarlier in the day LVR blasted Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar 6-0 to claim the three-team, round robin tournament.Bekka Schrader led the Bomber charge against the Lakers with three goals while Morag Paterson, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Erica Augsten and senior defender Brittany Wheeler added singles.In the opening game against the Rockers, senior Andrea Stinson scored twice along with Paterson. Chloe Kuch and Keegan Paterson each scored single goals.Keeper Kat Garbula was her steady self in goal to register two shutouts.The Bombers travel to represent the Kootenay Zone May 31 to June 2 in Kamloops.The tournament is hosted by Sahali Secondary and played at McArthur Island Park. The L.V. Rogers Bombers are off to the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships.A day after the Bomber boys captured the Kootenay High School Rugby Zone title, the girls did the same — also in convincing fashion.The Bombers routed David Thompson Lakers from Invermere 7-0 en route to the zone crown Thursday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.last_img read more

Desabre trims Cranes squad

first_img Tags: topUganda Cranesuganda kobs The Uganda Cranes take on Cape Verde next Saturday (file photo)KAMPALA – The Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre released the 25 man final Squad to enter residential camp on Monday at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto ahead of the Total AFCON Qualifier with Cape Verde on Saturday.The head coach left out last year’s league top scorer Daniel Serunkuma who also has four goals on his name this season in the Uganda Premier League.The French man also dropped Viane Sekajugo who is one of the nominated MVP in the Airtel FUFA Awards.Other players left out include Villa Captain Ambrose Kirya, KCCA’s Filbert Obenchan , Vipers’ Left back-Yayo Lutimba  and Onduparka’s goalkeeper-Nicholas Sebwato.The Cranes have also shifted there training base from Lugogo to Namboole as the crunch tie edges closer.In a practice match played on Sunday, the Uganda Cranes defeated the U23 2-0 through the goals of Emmanuel Okwi and Viane Sekajugo.Meanwhile the U23(kobs) squad has been named to face South Sudan in the AFCON U23 Qualifiers on the 14th of November and the second leg on the 20th same month.The Uganda Cranes resume training on Monday while the Kobs are already in camp at Njeru.Uganda Cranes Players named to face CapeVerde.The Cranes Squad that is entering residential camp on Monday:Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish), Khalid Aucho(Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City), Faruku Miya (Gorica ), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Emma Okwi (Simba SC), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha) and Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC).The U23 team in camp:Tom Ikara (KCCA FC), Saidi Keni (Proline FC), Mathias Muwanga (Express FC)-(Goalkeepers), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline Fc), Hassan Musana (KCCA FC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka FC), Ronald Kigongo (URA FC), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Geofrey Wasswa(Vipers SC), Lawrence Bukenya (KCCA FC), Bashir Asiku (Vipers SC), Abel Michael Eturude (Onduparaka FC), Julius Poloto (KCCAFC), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), David Owori (S C Villa), Joel Madondo ( K-Jinja SS), Steven Desi Mukwala (Vipers SC), Joseph Junior Ssemujju (Sc Villa ), Ezekiel Duncan Sseninde (Vipers SC), Trevor Semakula (Weerebie City Stars FC, Australia) and Yaya Mahad Kakooza (Tooro United FC).Comments last_img read more

Geocaching: Treasure Hunting Your Way to Happiness

first_img SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 20): Love Big Trackable promotionFebruary 13, 2019In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 19): Annie LoveJanuary 30, 2019In “Community”Back to School with GeocachingSeptember 16, 2019In “Community” A photo from geocacher Troy Tomita (t-prime), geocaching with his son in Hawaii Take a moment to think back into the Kodachrome snapshot memories of your childhood.   There’s something there. It’s clutched in your hand in the split-second flashes of family and friends and bursting sounds of laughter.  It’s the one item that helped define your childhood.  For me, it’s a brightly illustrated children’s book.  My mother read the book to me as a toddler. Not long after, I’d read the book to her over and over and over.  The yellowed price tag on the book must have read less than a dollar.A wonder of the world is that there’s often little relationship between what something costs and its value.The book was priceless to me, not because of its retail value, but because of the experiences that the book nurtured and bonds it cemented reading after reading after reading.  In your childhood memories, most likely, there’s a snapshot of a similar item. Whether it was a worn doll or a battered soccer ball or a small half-broken toy, it brought more happiness than the price could ever suggest.Odds are, if you’re a geocacher, your fingers curl around an equally powerful item now.The New York Times just published an article about the relationship between happiness and spending.  The lessons we’ve pulled from the economic ruin of the recession taught us that more money doesn’t necessarily mean more happiness.  According  to the article, one major finding of recent research is that spending money on experiences, rather than objects, provides longer lasting happiness than just buying stuff like a couch.Picture taken by geocacher, Kevin Smith (follieus), with his kids in ScotlandExperiences may, in fact, triple your happiness.  You anticipate an experience, live it and then remember it.  The value grows over time as you reminisce.  A couch’s value only declines.Geocaching offers a life time of experience growing closer with friends and family and requires only a GPS device and a willingness to explore. There are countless stories among the four to five million geocachers around the world about the value that geocaching adds to their lives.Geocacher Martin Pedersen has lost nearly 30 pounds and now hikes with his three kids more often.  Bruce Alexander began geocaching three years ago, when he was 85. He now geocaches with his son and granddaughter.  Thousands of geocachers visited Seattle one weekend in July to attend GeoWoodstock VIII and Groundspeak’s Lost & Found Celebration, where they shared their own stories about finding a little more happiness by following a GPS device to a geocache.Thinking back to your childhood provides clarity about value. Now, think about the future. Do you choose to “have” or to “do.”  Few of us get to choose both.  Holding that GPS receiver in your hand might just mean holding years of memories that you haven’t made yet.  If you choose to “do” you could end up finding more than geocaches, but more happiness, at the end of your treasure hunt.What are your favorite memories from geocaching?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Resources Shared: 50 Interactive Personal Finance Learning Activities

first_imgPhotospin/Galyna NovykovaWe had a lively discussion of financial games and activities educators are using to teach financial concepts and lessons in this morning’s webinar, 50 Interactive Personal Finance Learning Activities with Dr. Barbara O’Neill. Here are the activities and resources our participants said they’re using:Financial Games:Idaho Extension financial resources and games, free for educatorsUniversity of Minnesota Youth & Money activities including music and children’s booksSmall Steps to Health & Wealth Youth Bean Game ActivityJeopardyBINGOCase studiesShow & ShareWould You Rather?Million Dollar SailorFutureMe.orgBall Full of SavingsTeaching ConceptsFINRA fund analyzerhowthemarketworks.comThe Credit Score QuizMutual fund screenerFinance-themed Music:Ka-ching by Shania TwainCreating Content:Free program called PicPick to take screenshots. It works great – just make sure to uncheck the boxes trying to get you to install other programs. What resources and activities are you using to teach financial concepts? Please share in the comments.If you missed this morning’s webinar, check the event page to listen to the recording.last_img read more

Errol Spence defends IBF welterweight title with win over Mikey Garcia

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mavericks top Cavaliers as Dirk Nowitzki closes on Wilt Chamberlain Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garcia threw 406 total punches, and landed only 75 (18.5 percent). After landing 43 percent of his power punches his previous five fights, he was only 25 percent (54 of 218) on those against Spence.Garcia was fighting for the first time since unifying the IBF and WBC lightweight titles with a unanimous decision last July over Robert Easter in Los Angeles.“I was able to hold my own,” Garcia said. “We just went 12 rounds with a great welterweight champion. That’s a feat no one has done recently. I’m proud of what I was able to do. I have to go back and think about it. I will probably go back to lighter divisions but we’ll have to think about it.”Both fighters entered the arena to loud cheers and different kinds of music, with Spence following a local high school marching band. Garcia got plenty of support from the large number of Mexican fans at the fight.Chants of “Mikey! Mikey!” broke out in the second and third rounds, but those faded away as Spence kept punching and the crowd instead responded to hard shots — many more for the champion than the challenger.The fight was at midfield of AT&T Stadium, the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL team for both fighters. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was there along with several players, including quarterback Dak Prescott, as part of an announced crowd of 47,525.Jones and Prescott even stepped into the ring with Floyd Mayweather before the main event.Exactly nine months earlier, Jones and the Cowboys were also there when Spence won his second title defense in the 147-pound division. Spence stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a first-round knockout at the NFL team’s practice facility in Frisco, not far from his home in Desoto.Garcia grew up around Oxnard, California, where the Cowboys hold part of their preseason training camp each year.WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao was in the building and could be a future opponent for Spence. Pacquiao won two title bouts at the Cowboys’ stadium in 2010, when he beat Joshua Clottey for the WBO welterweight crown and later Antonio Margarito for vacant WBO super welterweight title. View comments LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img “He’s broken records here before, he’s a legend in the sport and it’d be my honor to fight him next,” Spence said of the 40-year-old Pacquiao, who wants to return to the ring in July. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mikey Garcia, left, takes a blow to the body from Errol Spence Jr. during the ninth round of the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)ARLINGTON, Texas — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world’s best pound-for-pound boxers.Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled boxer who moved up two weight classes for what he considered a legacy fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Throughout training camp, a lot of commentators thought he was too smart and I couldn’t box as well as him. I showed I can box and I can move my head if I want to,” Spence said. “The game is to be smart. It’s the sweet science. I had the size and reach advantage, so why not use it to take away the jab? It’s a weapon for me and it takes away one of his weapons.”Spence improved to 25-0 after all three judges awarded him every round. One card was 120-107, and the other two were 120-108.FEATURED 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, logisticsGarcia took a pounding but never went down. Obviously worn out, he spent the later rounds blocking punches instead of throwing them and was never able to find the opening for a fight-changing response.“My brother (trainer Robert Garcia) wanted to maybe stop the fight in the later rounds. He didn’t want to let me get hit more, but I told him I was fine and I tried to go out there and pull it off,” Garcia said. “I thought I could have landed one good shot to change everything, but I wasn’t able to land it.” Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other It was the first time Spence had to go the distance in his last 12 fights.Garcia, who moved up from 135 to 147 pounds in his attempt to become a five-division champion, lost for the first time in 40 pro fights.The hard-punching Spence landed 345 of the 1,082 punches (32 percent) he threw — both of those career highs. That included 237 of 464 (51 percent) of his power punches in his second title defense at home in North Texas in nine months.During one portion of the ninth round, Spence walked Garcia in a full circle around the ring while continually delivering blows.“The motivation fighting in front of my hometown crowd made me feel great,” Spence said. “These people have supported me since day one and I wanted to put on a good performance for all of them.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

2010 NTL update

first_imgThe local media have been capturing all of the action, as you can see by clicking on the links below.Make sure you watch the Channel Seven local news at 6.00pm and WIN News at 6.30pm to watch coverage of the teams in action. Also make sure you buy a copy of the Sunshine Coast Daily for daily coverage of the event. To view today’s story from the Sunshine Coast Daily, please click on the following link:http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2010/03/11/pineapples-stand-tall-but-fall-in-series-opener/To view a gallery from the Sunshine Coast Daily, please click on the following link:http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/photos/galleries/australian-touch-footy-titles-kawana/last_img

10 months ago​Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Wijnaldum importance

first_img​Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Wijnaldum importanceby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained the importance of Gini Wijnaldum to his team.The Dutch midfielder was in fine form in the 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield.With the Reds now seven points clear at the top of the table, Klopp signalled out his central midfielder for praise.”He’s an outstanding player,” said the manager to the club’s official website.”He combines a lot of things that you need. On a one-on-one situation, he can keep the body between the opponent and the ball, then pass the ball.”I don’t know how many positions he’s played. In the double-six he plays really well.”He can play all three positions in midfield and that’s really nice. All the boys are really versatile, to be honest.”Hendo came in on Saturday and played the half-space and helped so much with how we defended. He was really lively. But Gini is in a good moment.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bill Murray to headline Royal Conservatory season gala

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement He’s the second Hollywood star to headline a gala, after Meryl Streep in 2015. His only other appearance with Vogler is scheduled for New York’s Carnegie Hall. Actor Bill Murray is headlining an event in Toronto in October, but it’s about classical music, not movies.The 66-year-old, beloved for films like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and The Grand Budapest Hotel, is to perform with his friend, cellist Jan Vogler, at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2017-18 Season Gala, Oct. 13 at Koerner Hall.The conservatory says Murray “will read Mark Twain and dance a tango while Vogler plays works from Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel and Bernstein.” Login/Register With:last_img