first_imgStatewide —With the many changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, now may be the right time for you or someone you know to make a career change or skill-up for your current position. As part of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative, Hoosiers can earn a free certificate through Ivy Tech Community College to prepare for a career in five in-demand fields where employers are currently looking to fill positions.The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet recently announced eligibility changes, temporarily allowing Hoosiers with two- and four-year degrees to apply for short-term Workforce Ready Grant programs. Previously, Hoosiers with associate degrees and higher degrees were not eligible.To be eligible for the program, you must be an Indiana resident who holds a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency and have not previously received a certificate in a Next Level Jobs program. Face-to-face, online and virtual classes start Monday, Aug. 24. For more information and to apply, click here.last_img read more


first_img Published on November 2, 2018 at 8:46 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Comments With just over a minute left in the game, Herkimer senior quarterback James Aiello took the snap with his team down 20-12 against Onondaga. He rolled out of the pocket to his left and saw junior Tyler Steele had a step on his defender, junior Zachary Delaney, heading towards the sideline.Aiello let the ball fly, but as Steele slowed down nearing the sideline, Delaney caught up with the receiver and jumped with both arms outstretched for the pass, which was thrown a tad bit too short.“I knew it was right there,” Delaney said. “I knew we had it in our hands.”Delaney’s second interception of the night sealed Onondaga’s second sectional championship in three years and their eighth all time. The Tigers sealed the win, 20-12, with a trio of kneel-downs following the interception, and the celebration commenced.“I’m pretty much speechless; I’m blown away by this win,” Delaney said. “So excited to keep playing with the boys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textForcing timely turnovers was the theme of the game for Onondaga, and it started in the second quarter.After Herkimer’s MVP of the night, Wyatt Renshaw, ran in a three-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put Herkimer up 6-0 following a missed two-point conversion, Onondaga took the lead just three drives later largely due to an interception by senior Wes Corr. He brought the pick back to the Herkimer four-yard line, and it took senior Jason Holbrook just two plays to pound in a four-yard touchdown run.Delaney, who also plays at the quarterback position, ran in the two-point conversion to give Onondaga the 8-6 lead.On the very next drive, Delaney secured his first interception of the game and ran it back to the Herkimer 28-yard line. This time, Onondaga could not take advantage, and the score remained 8-6 heading into halftime.On the other side of the break, it took nearly the entire third quarter for another score. Starting at their own 43-yard line, Onondaga strung together a drive all the way down the field featuring two big plays from Delaney and Holbrook.The first, a 24-yard pass to Corr from Delaney, and immediately following that, Holbrook ran for a 21-yard gain to bring the Tigers deep into Herkimer territory. Three plays later, Delaney completed the drive with a three-yard touchdown run, but a failed two-point conversion meant Onondaga held just a one-possession, 14-6 lead.With less than five minutes to play, Herkimer had the ball with a chance to draw even. But Aiello, looking for a slant route across the middle, floated the pass short of its intended target, and Holbrook was in perfect position for the interception.“As soon as I saw that ball go up, I knew I was going to get that,” he said. “I caught it, looked at both sides, found where my hole was and immediately went where I thought I could go.”That hole led him towards the sideline, short of the end zone, but nearing the pylon, Holbrook made a decisive cut back to the middle and past a defender for the insurance marker.“I knew I had to get into the end zone, or we might not have a chance to push it in,” he said. “I knew that I could make it in, so I decided to keep going and blasted through.”Herkimer responded with a 60-plus-yard touchdown pass from Aiello to Renshaw on the ensuing drive, but again, the Magicians missed the two-point conversion. Herkimer’s final chance to force overtime was squashed by Delaney’s second interception. And Onondaga held on.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgCongestion in the camp of Ghana Paralympics team in Kumasi is raising fears of a potential spread of Covid-19 if any of the athletes contracts the disease.About 25 of them are crammed into a single wooden apartment in total disregard of the social distancing protocol at the risk of the athletes.The national para-athletics team had been camping in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which have now been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.A makeshift wooden structure has housed the country’s Paralympic team since 1996. The athletes appear not to have a choice having to endure such conditions in a bid to chalk successes at global competitions for Ghana.The poor accommodation of the team can no longer be ignored, at least, until Covid-19 is over.Multiple Olympic gold medalist, Yaw Oben, who is captain of the national team explains that “the wooden structure has been our abode, we are 25 in number all of us sleep together every night, this is where we all sleep both male and female so social distancing doesn’t exist in our world when it’s time for us to sleep.” Mr Oben lamented that the wooden makeshift poor ventilated 12×12 meter room has been the abode that has been housing at least 25 athletes of the national team.” In fact, this is where we have been camping in preparation of the 2020 Olympic games,” he added.The multiple gold medalist laments he has won more than 25 medals for Ghana but he and the efforts are not acknowledged because of overreliance on football at the expense of other sporting disciplines.A standard gym is another concern as their environment and facilities are not sport-friendly. The national team’s existing gym is made of old locomotive metals athletes have had to contend with over the years.Mr. Oben laments repeated complains to authorities have fallen on deaf ears.“We have been complaining to the sports authorities but it has yielded no results, we hope that this interview will make the difference because even if the sports minister comes to the stadium and we manage to get closer to him to tell him our problems we don’t get the chance. So I will say that we have been neglected for too long a time,” he bemoans. These physically challenged patriots have defied the odds to sacrifice for their country, and not chosen the easy way of begging on the streets.The major safety mantra against covid-19 is social distancing, hand washing and staying home.However, until help comes the way of these national athletes they are exposed to the danger of contracting the disease.last_img read more