Batesville officials cancel volunteer playground repair effort

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville city officials have canceled the volunteer project to fix damaged playground equipment in Liberty Park scheduled for Friday, April 6. The manufacturer has reported a supply problem and city officials have not set an alternate date.The equipment was damaged over the last year during severe weather events.last_img

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Clippers, used to being shorthanded, expect even more

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ A game after getting singed by the Suns on Devin Booker’s buzzer-beater, the Clippers turned it on and turned a corner in their 126-111 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.Now, with the postseason just four games away, it’s a matter of turning a good outing into a few good outings as the Clippers – 2-2 in the bubble – try to maintain momentum early Saturday against Portland (32-38).No easy chore: The Trail Blazers are 3-1 at Walt Disney World Resort and in position to take part in the play-in for the final playoff slot. Since the restart, they’re averaging 124.8 points per game and shooting 47.2% from 3-point range and outrebounding opponents, 45-39.5.But the Clippers are showing signs of clicking, too. “We just got to keep working and trusting,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Thursday. “I thought we played with a purpose tonight; we didn’t just show up for a game. I didn’t think they liked the way they lost the other night, and more importantly I don’t think they liked the way they played the other night.“We have to keep emphasizing sharing the ball. We have so many guys that can score. Marcus (Morris Sr.) comes from the Knicks, where he was the focal point. Down the stretch, he had the ball, dribbled it, posted Kawhi (Leonard), got a bucket with it. That’s giving yourself to the team. We got to keep guys continuing to do that.”Even at less than full strength, the Clippers – who equaled a season-low with just six turnovers Thursday – ran away from a potential first-round playoff opponent.Rivers’ squad played Thursday without Montrezl Harrell, who is outside the bubble while mourning his grandmother’s death, and Patrick Beverley, who is recovering from a sore calf, while Lou Williams and Landry Shamet are on minutes restrictions.Ivica Zubac stepped up into the void with his best game of the season, making all 10 of his shot attempts and finishing with his second consecutive double-double with 21 points, 15 rebounds in 24 minutes. Leonard chipped in with 29 points, Paul George added 24 and Morris and JaMychal Green combined to go 9 of 11 from the floor for another 26 points. They’ve played only 11 games all season at full strength – in which they’re 10-1.And yet, they’re 46-22 overall and holding onto the second seed in the Western Conference.“It would be nice to have a stretch where our whole team was available, practicing and playing,” Rivers said. “But we haven’t had that all year. It’s been amazing. We just gotta keep rolling.”Clippers (46-32) vs. Trail Blazers (32-38)When: 10 a.m. FridayWhere: Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FloridaTV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket, TNT What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime “It’s just communication on the floor,” Zubac said about Thursday’s convincing performance. “Knowing what Kawhi and P.G. like, knowing how to get a better angle on a screen. Just the plays we run, got to have better understanding what’s good at the time.“It’s mostly communication on the floor. That’s going to get better with each practice, each game.”Ah, practice.By Rivers’ estimation, these Clippers – hampered by injuries throughout the season and by injuries, illness and personal trials since arriving in the bubble – have practiced together as a full team just three times.Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more

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Jenny Clink becomes England Golf President

first_img Tags: England Golf, Volunteers 25 Apr 2019 Jenny Clink becomes England Golf President Gloucestershire’s Jenny Clink has taken office as the 2019 President of England Golf.Jenny, a member at Lilley Brook Golf Club, took up her new role at today’s annual meeting of England Golf, held at its Woodhall Spa headquarters. Graham Yates of Somerset becomes the President Elect.Jenny succeeds Northumberland’s Desmond Duffy. She has shared her love of the game throughout her life, inspiring new players and taking on a host of roles at club, county and national level.Among them, she chaired the English Women’s Golf Association, which later merged with the English Golf Union to form England Golf. Within her county she has been Gloucestershire’s county captain and president.Jenny has also had close involvement with championship golf, both as a sought-after referee and as a successful England captain. Her commitment to the sport has been recognised with England’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her services to golf.Graham Yates is a member at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club. He has been a golf volunteer for over 45 years and joined the board of directors of the English Golf Union in 2007.He played a key role in the merger which created England Golf in 2012, and he continued as a director of the new organisation until 2017. For the last three years he was chairman of the board.Two new Board members were appointed at the AGM, with Buckinghamshire’s Phillipa Cook and Yorkshire’s Kevin Tucker elected as directors.Phillipa, a member at Woburn, is a lifelong golfer and has been involved with county golf for 16 years. She has undertaken a variety of roles, including that of county captain, website administrator and lead course rater for the county. She represents Midlands South on the England Golf championship working group.Kevin, a member at Saltburn-by-the-Sea for 50 years, was an England regional squad player in his youth. He has chaired the England selectors and been an England men’s squad manager and team captain, notably at the 2017 World Amateur Team Championship when England were silver medallists. He is the 2019 Yorkshire President.last_img read more

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