Memorial Day ceremonies in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville Veterans of Foreign War Post #3183 and American Legion Post #271 Honor Guards will hold Memorial Day Ceremonies at six local cemeteries this year on Monday, May 25. COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. The parade and gathering at Liberty Park will not follow the ceremony this year.  Schedule: 9:00 AM – Holy Family Cemetery, Oldenburg9:30 AM – St. Anthony Cemetery, Morris10:00 AM – St. Marks Cemetery, Batesville 10:30 AM – St. Johns Cemetery, Huntersville 11:00 AM – St. Louis and Methodist Cemeteries, Batesvillelast_img read more

Cricket News #MeToo hits Indian cricket as COA seeks BCCI CEO Rahul Johri’s explanation

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The #MeToo movement, which has already created a storm among actors, politicians, journalist among others hit Indian cricket on Saturday as BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was accused of alleged sexual harassment from an anonymous account. Now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have sought an explanation from Rahul Johri.The allegations which surfaced on social media from an unnamed person, who claimed to be an ex-colleague of Johri at the Discovery Channel. The allegations were posted on Twitter by an author, who does not wants her name to published.Johri, who is yet to react to the allegations, worked in various positions for the Discovery Channel from 2001 to 2016 before taking over as the BCCI CEO.“…had emails sent about a BUNCH of head honchos in media. survivor has asked to not put out all the names. Rahul Johari, your #timesup #metoo,” read the tweet which was accompanied by screenshots, detailing the alleged incident.Reacting to the allegations, the Supreme Court appointed COA asked from an explanation from Johri for the action.  “The reports disclose allegations of sexual harassment made against Mr. Johri, by an unnamed person through a twitter handle. The allegations also relate to his previous employment with a large media house,” said the COA statement“Though, the said allegations do not pertain to his employment with the BCCI, the Committee of Administrators of the BCCI has deemed it appropriate to seek an explanation from Mr Johri in relation to the allegations.“He has been asked to submit his explanation within a week. The future course of action will be considered on receipt of his explanation,” it added.The person later tweeted that she did not want any of the incidents that she detailed on her Twitter timeline to be published.“ALL press. Do NOT quote/mention/link my tweets, name me, or take screenshots for publication. The survivor wants her privacy respected. So do I. If you mention us now it will be in violation of this very specific request?” she tweeted.Johri is scheduled to be the BCCI’s representative at the ICC’s Chief Executive Committee meeting between October 17 and 18 in Singapore and the COA said it won’t stop him from attending.“We have not taken away functional powers till he submits his explanation and the legal team analyses it,” COA chief Vinod Rai told PTI.ESPNCricinfo reported that allegations of sexual misconduct against Johri were brought to the BCCI’s notice in 2017 as well. But Johri denied the charge at the time, calling it a lie, an assertion that the Board accepted, according to the website.Johri, believed to be in his late 40s, became the first CEO of the cricket body after its administrative structure underwent a revamp owing to the Lodha Committee recommendations. A media veteran before joining the BCCI, Johri was associated with the Discovery channel’s South Asia operations for 15 years.He has also been a member of various committees in business organisations such as the FICCI and ASSOCHAM.The #metoo movement in India began with Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment.Till now, many public personalities have been accused of sexual harassments and misconducts and the list includes journalist-turned politician MJ Akbar and filmmaker Sajid Khan among others. last_img read more

Cricket News India Vs South Africa T20I: Focus On Rishabh Pant As Hosts Look To Draw First Blood

first_imgMohali: Rishabh Pant’s form would be an important sub-plot when India look to seize the advantage against South Africa in the second T20 International here on Wednesday after a washout in Dharamsala effectively made the series a two-match affair. The T20 World Cup is more than 12 months away but India captain Virat Kohli has already detailed his plans and expectations from the youngsters in the side. The skipper did not expect to get a bagful of opportunities when he arrived on the international scene and believes the current crop of youngsters also need to make it count in the limited time they are going to get.One of them is 21-year-old Rishabh Pant, who can’t be bracketed as a “youngster” anymore having made his debut back in February 2017.Not a single ball was bowled in the series-opener but there was enough happening on the sidelines and most of it was focussed on Pant.In a chat with the host broadcaster, the message for Pant from the team management was loud and clear: he can’t repeatedly throw his wicket away and if he does “there will be a rap on the knuckles”.”We’ll let him be but at times when you see a shot, like the first ball dismissal in Trinidad (during the tour of West Indies), if he repeats that, then he will be told. There will be a rap on the knuckles, talent or no talent,” said head coach Ravi Shastri ahead of the series-opener.With Kohli still very much open to having Mahendra Singh Dhoni back on board, pressure is mounting on Pant to do justice to his rich talent.Considering the circumstances, it was not a surprise that Pant had a hit in the nets right after the team flew here from Dharamsala on Monday.Pressure will also be on leg-spinners Rahul Chahar and Washington Sundar, both of whom have been picked ahead of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for the second straight series.With 20-odd games to go before the World Cup, the Indian team wants to boost its batting which will require number 8, 9 and 10 to score runs on a regular basis, something which has never been India’s strength.Will a deep batting line-up compromise India’s ability to wake wickets in the middle overs? Only time will tell.It is also an important series for Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, who have been brought back into the side to solidify the middle order.The game will also be an opportunity for Shikhar Dhawan to play a substantial knock, having endured a lean tour of the West Indies by his standards.It a ground he is fond of, having scored a memorable 187 on his Test debut and more recently a 143 in the ODI against Australia in March this year, albeit in a losing cause.On the other hand, it will be an uphill task for South Africa to beat this Indian side, which has been on a roll for most part.Time in the middle for a team in transition would have been valuable but rain robbed the Proteas of that opportunity in Dharamsala.The Kagiso Rabada-led attack would have to bowl really well to contain the Indian batsmen especially skipper Kohli, who played one of his best knocks against Australia in March 2016, the last T20 played here, to take India to the World T20 semifinals.Kohli, in a recent tweet, summed up what that knock of 82 off 51 balls meant to him as he struck the winning runs with Dhoni at the other end.Though his followers failed to read his words, Kohli will be aiming for an encore on Wednesday.India vs South Africa T20I (Squads)India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bauvma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukyao, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau in surprise move after win

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – Tom Thibodeau walked out of Target Center with a win on Sunday afternoon.There was little indication that the 108-86 victory would be his last in Minnesota.The Timberwolves unceremoniously cut ties with the 60-year-old coach and team president a little over an hour after he had led them past the Lakers, according to multiple media reports. He finished with a 96-107 record in two-and-a-half season, marked by a playoff appearance last year, but great turbulence at the beginning of this season with his biggest star.Scott Layden remained as general manager in the shakeup for the Timberwolves (19-21), who tapped assistant Ryan Saunders to be interim coach as the team continues to push for the postseason.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThibodeau’s fate appeared to be sealed after Jimmy Butler, a star he helped bring to Minnesota in a trade during the 2017 offseason, blew up into a public feud with management and demanded to be traded. While Butler was an All-Star for his one full season with the Wolves, his drama throughout his first 10 games this season leading to his exodus to Philadelphia threatened to consume the team’s ambitions.Thibodeau appeared to have little awareness that he was on his way out in his postgame press conference, answering questions about the performances of Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague as he normally would. The team has won five of its last eight games.Kuzma misses second straight startThe Lakers had hopes that they would have their second-leading scorer against Minnesota, and he even warmed up, but Kyle Kuzma couldn’t play for his second straight absence as he continues to deal with lower back pain.Kuzma went through a pre-game routine, and could be seen in the locker room pregame receiving treatment and joking around with teammates. But between continued stiffness that he’s suffered since Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City and a back-to-back travel schedule for the Lakers, the team felt it would be best to sit him at least once more. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “He was close,” Walton said. “They said his workout was really good. It looked like he was moving better. He just kind of stiffened up sitting around pregame so with someone’s back and on a back-to-back, it just didn’t seem like it was the right call to throw him out there.”Walton said Kuzma would receive treatment Sunday night and Monday morning in Dallas. He’s considered questionable against the Mavericks in what could come down to another game-time decision. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more