first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The freezing temperatures on Friday, November 9 didn’t stop state agencies from adding to the $1.4 million raised for various charities, as employees took to the Governor’s Court with the final push for this year’s State Employees’ Community Campaign (SECC).The SECC is a yearly effort to encourage state employees to contribute to any charity with a 501(c)(3) ruling through special events, one-time contributions, or payroll deductions. Since its inception, state employees have contributed more than $32 million through the SECC to charities of their choice for over 40 years.The 2018 installment of the SECC offered the first state agency 3-on-3 basketball tournament hosted at Governor Eric Holcomb’s residence in Indianapolis. Nearly 100 guests attended to watch state agencies battle it out for the championship on the recently built court. Guests included Butler University basketball coach LaVall Jordan, Butler University cheerleaders and official mascot, Hink, along with the Project 44 team.Governor Holcomb was in attendance and kicked off the tournament by thanking all participants for their dedication to raising funds for various charities throughout the state, including Project 44.The 2018 SECC Chairman and Department of Revenue (DOR) Commissioner Adam Krupp announced in August the selection of Project 44 as this year’s SECC charity of choice. Project 44 was created in honor of the late Andrew Smith, after he lost a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Andrew was a member of Butler’s two-time NCAA runner-up basketball team, wearing number 44. The organization raises awareness for the national bone marrow registry and encourages individuals to sign up to be a bone marrow donor.“We are so appreciative of the generosity and effort behind this year’s campaign, and especially for the opportunity to further our mission and raise awareness for the bone marrow registry,” said Samantha Smith, Co-founder of Project 44. “The SECC has provided an incredible partnership, and we’re extremely proud to participate in something so impactful within our community.”DOR and a team from the Governor’s office faced off in the championship game after three rounds of tournament play, with Governor Holcomb’s team ultimately taking home the championship. Butler coach LaVall Jordan initiated play in the championship game with a ceremonial jump ball.SECC Chairman and DOR Commissioner Krupp not only played in the event, but was impressed by the great turnout despite the weather.“We could not have asked for a better event to end the SECC this year,” said Commissioner Krupp. “I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication so many state agencies and employees exhibited to make this campaign a success. The collective generosity of Indiana’s public servants is inspiring. It was an honor to serve as the Indiana SECC Chairman for 2018 and I look forward to supporting next year’s chair as we continue to take the SECC to the next level. ”With the Indiana SECC coming to an end for 2018, state employees across Indiana have raised over $1.4 million. Events such as a lip sync battle, paddle boat races, chili cook-offs, silent auctions, bake sales and a state-wide ice cream social contributed to the funds raised this year.last_img read more


first_imgEliana Occhino led thew way for 10-1 CBA, opening with a 201 and continuing with a 192 and a 178 to produced a 571 series.Cadence Malicek had a second-game 185 during a 469 series, while Rachel Farella finished with a 183 in her 457 set and Sophie Schultz added a 404 series.A day earlier, CBA beat Chittenango 5-2 as Occhino shot a 524 series with a 193 high game. Farella closed with a 197 in her 505 set as Malicek’s second-game 191 was part of a 502 series. Schultz added a three-game total of 466. Tags: Bishop GrimesbowlingCBAESMF-M CBA’s boys battled Chittenango and had Tavish Johnston shoot a 427 series to lead the Brothers. A 5-2 defeat to Weedsport followed on Wednesday, Garrett Bowman shooting a 429 series.East Syracuse Minoa met Oswego Tuesday afternoon and won despite the Buccaneers’ Eric Carson dazzling with games of 247, 268 and 234 in his 749 series at Lighthouse Lanes.More consistent, the Spartans had Brett Smith shoot a pair of 221 games, plus a 210, in his 652 series, while Chris Bayly closed with a 220 in his 605 set.Ryan Buffum opened with a 217 and ended up with a 596 series, just ahead of Tyler Talarico, who had games of 226 and 222 in his 590 set.The ESM girls got its second win of the season when it topped Oswego 4-1. America Carhart closed with games of 215 and 205 in her 573 series as the Spartans had a 2,084 pinfall to the Bucs’ 1,949.Jessica Weaver chimed in with a 403 series, just ahead of Julie Weaver’s 380 set as Emily Blakeman (369 series) and Olivia Nissen (359 series) followed.In a Thursday rematch with Oswego at Strike-N-Spare, ESM’s boys lost 2-1, watching as Weaver started with a 257, ended with a 276 and recorded a 756 series. Talarico shot 215, 213 and 229 in his 657 series,The girls Spartans also lost 2-1 though Carhart had, by far, the best individual series, her 589 featuring games of 216 and 205 well clear of the top 437 set from the Bucs’ McKenna Cleary.This week for the ESM boys was capped by beating Fulton 3-0 on Friday, Talarico opening with a 257 and moving on to a 688 series. Smith had a 618 series, with Buffum’s 238 opening a 615 set and Bayly’s third-game 245 part of a 605 series.Fayetteville-Manlius visited Baldwinsville last Tuesday, unable to earn a point in either match against the Bees.Kevin Winschel shot games of 226, 205 and 223 in his 654 series at B’ville Sports Bowl as Adam Koss added a 590 series and Dan Fiumara a 498 series. For the Bees, Tanner Rozyczko shot 224, 244 and 237 to earn a 705 series.The F-M girls totaled 2,313 to B’ville’s 2,465, but still lost 3-0. Shelby Miner had games of 204 and 200 in her 555 set to lead the Hornets.Kendra Elliot finished with a 467 series, with Hannah Smith adding a 439 set. On the Bees’ side, it was Jenna Spiech leading with a 572 series and Amelia Ponto contributing a 502 set.Moving to Thursday’s match against West Genesee, F-M’s girls won 3-0 helped by Miner’s 497 series and a 450 set from Smith.But the boys Hornets lost 2-1 to the Wildcats despite Winschel’s 617 series. No one else did better than Dan Fiumara’s 457 set as four WG bowlers matched or topped that series, led by Bobby Bidwell’s 549 setBishop Grimes split a match with Chittenango last Wednesday, winning 7-0 on the boys side as Matt Rogers shot a 543 series and Louis Pelose contributed a 514 set. Joe Belton had a 489 series. The Grimes girls lost again to Chittenango a day later in another 7-0 decision.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img With the calendar closing in on February, it is close to decision time in area high school bowling.And it gets underway next Sunday at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool with the Section III girls team championships, to be followed a week later by the boys sectional tournament at Utica’a Pin-O-Rama.The Christian Brothers Academy girls team has flourished this winter. When the Brothers swept Weedsport 7-0 Wednesday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes, it clinched the program’s first Onondaga High School League regular-season title.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Four Syracuse players, three from the defense and one from the offense, were named to Phil Steele’s preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams.Dyshawn Davis highlighted the group with a first-team selection. The linebacker started all 13 games for the Orange last season, recording 69 tackles and a pair of fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Davis missed all of spring practice with a shoulder injury, but is not expected to miss any time during the upcoming season.Fellow linebacker Marquis Spruill was named to the third team. He recorded 65 tackles last season with a pair of sacks and nine tackles for a loss. Defensive tackle Jay Bromley rounded out the list for defensive players with a fourth-team honor. He started 10 games last season, racking up 39 tackles and 5.5 for a loss.Jerome Smith was the lone SU player from the offensive side of the ball to be honored. He was named to the second team. The running back carried the ball 264 times for 1,171 yards and three touchdowns last season while splitting carries with Prince-Tyson Gulley.Syracuse’s four all-conference selections are tied with Virginia and North Carolina State for 11th and ahead of only Maryland in the ACC. Florida State led the way with 19 selections, followed by the Orange’s first ACC opponent Clemson, which placed 12 on the teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSteele’s company, Phil Steele Productions, publishes the annual magazine Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Comments Published on May 30, 2013 at 11:20 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more


first_img…says Govt has no intentions of holding elections this year…as no mention of funds for GECOM on National Assembly’s order paper – CommissionerThe fact that the order paper for the April 26 sitting of the National Assembly has been sent out with no mention of any funds being sought for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not gone unnoticed by the Opposition.In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, GECOM Commissioner Bibi Shadick expressed concern over this telling omission. She noted that this was despite Government promising to put GECOM’s funding on the parliamentary agenda at the next sitting.“Interestingly, and I pointed this out at our meeting today, the President had promised one of the first things on his parliamentary agenda was to get funds in the amount of $3.5 billion to GECOM. The order paper has no such thing on it. I said until we know the tasks that we have to follow, meetings should be held until after the decision.“I am certain the Minister of Finance doesn’t have $3.5 billion to give for any election. So, the game is being played and I won’t be a part of it. Basically, the Government is saying we don’t have to have an election in 2019. We will have elections in 2020.”Meanwhile, a statutory meeting set for Tuesday at GECOM ended abruptly, with People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Commissioners requesting such meetings be put on hold until the no-confidence motion-related matters were adjudicated.On Tuesday, the statutory stalemate continued as PPP Commissioners walked out and the GECOM meeting was adjourned. Speaking to this publication afterwards, Commissioner Shadick revealed that GECOM has no plan that catered for not holding house-to-house registration.That very house-to-house registration exercise is currently before the courts, as a United Kingdom and Guyanese citizen has filed a legal challenge against it. In her affidavit, she had argued that the exercise would disenfranchise her and many others.This had come after GECOM was warned to desist from house-to-house registration or face the law. Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall subsequently filed legal proceedings against the Commission.In the legal documents seen by this newspaper and filed by Nandlall on behalf of his client, Bibi Zeenatoun, Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and GECOM are named as respondents.In the fixed date application, the former AG sets out that the house-to-house registration was unconstitutional. It is noted that they are seeking a declaration of this and the fact that the exercise will exclude qualified registrants currently on the National Register and the official list of electors.In particular, the application is seeking a declaration that Zeenatoun herself will be excluded and thus, have her constitutional right to vote breached. But with this case before them, Shadick noted that GECOM seemed to be making no effort to steer away from house-to-house registration.“Because they’re not making any moves to refresh the list that is going to become invalid on the 30th of this month. So from the first of May we have no valid list of electors. So, everything has to wait to the end of house-to-house registration, whenever that is. They have no start date for this exercise.”Nevertheless, Shadick noted that GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson has insisted meetings would continue to be called.The no-confidence motion-related cases, whose outcome would determine if Guyana is to have early elections or not, will not be heard by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) until May 10. Meanwhile, the current list of voters expires this month end. GECOM has previously said house-to-house registration would not start until June.last_img read more