Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus

first_imgThe Japan Gymnastics Association announced the scrapping of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Tokyo on April 4-5, an Olympic test event, just a few days after saying it would be held without spectators.“Due to the impact of the spread of coronavirus infections in Europe and cancellations of World Cups in other countries, many athletes and judges decided not to participate in the event,” the JGA said in a statement.Leading gymnasts including four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles, who is expected to be among the stars of Tokyo 2020, had been on the original entry list for the event.https://www.instagram.com/p/B90LGtRhTSu/A rhythmic gymnastics Olympic test event scheduled for April 6 is still going ahead, according to the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.“After confirming it is safe to do so, Tokyo 2020 will carry out an operational test within the given dates,” the organisers said, adding they will consult with the International Olympic Committee and Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.The cancellation comes as doubts grow about whether the Games can open as scheduled on July 24.Organisers and the International Olympic Committee insist preparations are moving ahead as scheduled despite cancellations and alterations to events ranging from qualifiers to the torch relay.Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday they had taken the “heartbreaking” decision to scale back parts of flame’s journey across Japan, beginning with its arrival in the country on Friday.A recent poll by Kyodo News showed 70 percent of respondents in Japan said they did not think the Games could be held as scheduled. Read Also: IOC set for crisis talks as fears grow for Tokyo OlympicsBut the IOC said Tuesday there was no change to the programme so far.“The IOC remains fully committed to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and with more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage,” it said in a statement after its executive board met in Lausanne.“Any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A Tokyo Olympics gymnastics qualifier next month, which had hoped to feature US superstar Simone Biles among its participants, was cancelled Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cast a shadow over this year’s Games.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-WifeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?He Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Local communities benefit from grant funding

first_imgThe goals of the Public Facilities Program are to improve the quality of place, to generate jobs and spur economic revitalization through improving community facilities or historic preservation projects. Eligible community facilities include community centers, daycares, libraries, museums, senior centers and performance spaces.Decatur County is awarded $441,509 to renovate a building to be a Children’s Advocacy Center. The project will include the acquisition of a building and renovations to create a child-friendly environment for child abuse investigations and victim support services.The Town of Holton is awarded $500,000 for the construction of a new 6,400 square foot fire station with four truck bays.The City of Lawrenceburg is awarded $279,760 for community center improvements. The project will replace the entire HVAC system including the existing rooftop units, ducts and controls.The Town of Otterbein is awarded $500,000 to construct a 5,209 square foot community center with more than 2,200 square feet dedicated to a be a meeting space.Scott County is awarded $500,000 to renovate a building into a medical facility. The project includes acquisition of a building and renovations that will enhance infectious disease services and general medical treatment to low-to-moderate income people within the county.The Stormwater Improvement Program strives to reduce flooding, to cut stormwater treatment and energy costs, to protect rivers, lakes and vital landscape, and to generate jobs and spur economic revitalization. Types of activities that are eligible for this grant funding include stormwater improvements as well as demolition and/or clearance.The City of Montpelier is awarded $600,000 for stormwater system improvements. This project constructs a new dedicated stormwater outflow to the Salamonie River and separates the current combined sewer system to create dedicated stormwater lines.The goals of the Wastewater Drinking Water Program are to protect the health and environment, reduce utility rates for low-to-moderate income communities and improve rural infrastructure to enable long-term economic growth. Eligible Wastewater Drinking Water Program projects include many aspects of wastewater improvements and drinking water system improvements.The City of Austin is awarded $550,000 for wastewater system improvements. The project will increase the capacity of a lift station, improve a number of elements at the treatment plant and build a phosphorus chemical facility.The Town of Clay City is awarded $700,000 for wastewater system improvements. The project will rehabilitate four lift stations and make improvements to sewer lines.The City of Columbia City is awarded $700,000 for wastewater system improvements. This project will complete the city’s long term environmental control plan.Fayette County is awarded $550,000 for drinking water system improvements. This project will extend distribution lines, replace an elevated water storage tank and construct an addition to the water treatment plant.The Town of Glenwood is awarded $600,000 for drinking water system improvements. This project will construct a new control building and a new well, along with equipment upgrades.The City of Knox is awarded $700,000 for wastewater system improvements. This project will replace the mechanical screening and grit removal equipment, construct a new pre-treatment building and make improvements to the plant force main and gravity sewer.The Town of Lizton is awarded $700,000 for drinking water system improvements. This project will install a new drinking water distribution system throughout the town and connect to the clean water supply.The Town of Medaryville is awarded $600,000 for drinking water system improvements. This project will construct a new water tower.The Town of Saint Paul is awarded $600,000 for wastewater system improvements. This project includes lift station improvements, replaces or rehabilitates sewer lines, separate combined sewers and improves the current lagoons.The Town of Williamsport is awarded $700,000 for wastewater system improvements. This project will rehabilitate four areas of the collection system, and make improvements to the treatment facility.Funding for OCRA’s five CDBG programs originates from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs administers the program for the state of Indiana. Batesville, In. — Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded more than $10.8 million in federal grant funding to 18 communities.“It is important we are recognizing the impact rural communities have on our economic future. We must continue to ensure they are working to complete much needed projects,” Crouch said. “There are several rounds of federal funding being awarded throughout the state over the course of a year. We are making an impact on how rural Indiana is transforming their quality of place for their residents.”The state of Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects like: improving infrastructure, downtown revitalization, public facilities improvements and economic development.“These funds will bring valuable, much-needed infrastructure improvements, upgrades and resources needed in our rural communities,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “Residents of rural Indiana will see an impact to their quality of life, health and safety once these projects are completed.”The first round of the 2019 CDBG program begins on March 25 with proposals due on May 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., ET.  Final applications due June 28 at 4:00 p.m., ET.For more information about these programs, contact Eric Ogle, CDBG Program Director.The Main Street Revitalization Program encourages rural communities to focus on long-term community development efforts. Eligible applicants had a designated active Indiana Main Street group in their community and the project must be a part of the Main Street’s overall strategy. Main Street Revitalization Program projects include streetscapes, facade renovations and downtown infrastructure rehabilitation.The City of Brazil is awarded $461,491 for downtown façade improvements. This project includes enhancing the facades of seven significant historic buildings along with rehabilitating masonry and limestone, installation of metal coping, wood cornices and the restoration of historic doors and windows.The City of Rochester is awarded $600,000 for downtown façade improvements. This project includes the facades of 10 buildings and consist of demolition of non-original alterations, and restorations of historic structural features such as storefronts, signage and cornices.The City of Seymour is awarded $590,000 for a streetscape project. This project will improve an area around One Chamber Square and consist of enhancing the sidewalks and curbing, upgrading the lighting and electrical services and creating an community space that includes seating and interactive features such as an outdoor musical play installation and large exploration boulders.last_img read more

Kitch, accused of attacking a Wellington lawyer, gets court appointed attorney

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 335 weeks ago Good call for the judge. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Charles Kitchby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County District Court has appointed an attorney for Charles L. Kitch Jr., 33, of Wellington accused of the Feb. 23, 2014 attack of Wellington attorney Jack Potucek.Kitch will be represented by Orsi Peter John II in Wichita. Usually, a Sumner County judge selects the court appointed attorney from a specific group working the criminal court docket at the courthouse. But because the attorneys have close working and social ties to Potucek, the judge elected to go with an out-of-town court appointed attorney.Kitch is facing charges of aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony or the alternate charge of criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor. He is also charged with aggravated battery, a level 7 felony for an alleged attack on a Sunday morning (see story here.)Kitch is currently in custody at Larned State Hospital, according to court sources. He will be having a court appearance at Sumner County District court on April 3.According to the Sumner County District Court complaint, Kitch is accused of unlawfully entering Potucek’s residence at 1023 N. Washington in Wellington which included an enclosed screened-in back porch. He entered the enclosed area and rang the doorbell to the rest of the residence. The complaint said  he “laid to wait to attack Potucek as he opened the door.”Kitch is then accused of physically attacking Potucek from a hiding position and during the attack, repeatedly striking his head with a rock causing extensive bleeding.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2015: Friday, August 14, 2015•12:54 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington by known suspect(s).•1:30 a.m. Officers investigated probation violation and a verbal disturbance by a known suspect in the 1100 N., Wellington.•1:41 a.m. Season Jamos, 35, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for probation on original charge of interference with law enforcement.•10:34 a.m. Carol S. Brown, 71, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with keeping more than four cats.•5:19 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block Shady Lane, Wellington.•7:40 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block SW Lake Road, Wellington.•8:04 p.m. Joseph W. Gould, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•10:23 p.m. Robert J. Kimzey, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance, illegal registration and disobeyed stop sign.Saturday, August 15, 2015•1:29 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to residence siding in the 600 block W. 3rd, Wellington.•2:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:57 a.m. Zechariah J. Smith, 34, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•11:05 a.m. Lynzey E. Jones, 31, Wellington was served a summons to appear for noisy dogs and keeping more than four adult dogs without a Kennel license.•11:55 a.m. Anthony M. Moody III, 20, Wellington was served a summons to appear for two counts of unlawful tethering of a dog.•12:43 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington for miscellaneous grocery items.•3:38 p.m. William E. Moore III, 28, Wellington was served a summons to appear for animal cruelty, three counts of unlawful tethering of a dog and two counts of no Wellington registrations.•3:38 p.m. Kayla Compton, 25, Wellington was served a Summons to Appear for animal cruelty, three counts of unlawful tethering of a dog and two counts of No Wellington registrations.•3:38 p.m. Kayla Compton, 25, Wellington was served a Summons to appear for unlawful tethering of a dog and two counts of No Wellington registrations.•3:48 p.m. James Kessenger, 23, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•3:50 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 300 block E. 10th, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Jeffery A. Brungardt, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no tag light.•8:55 p.m. Mark D. Atkerson, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and defective taillights.•9:05 p.m. Amber L. Gould, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light.•10 p.m. Jeffery R. Heersche, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•10:15 p.m. Devin C. McCue, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.•10:35 p.m. Chelsea L. Walker, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.Sunday, August 16, 2015•9:43 a.m. Officers took a report of a child custody dispute in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.last_img read more