USI drops match with Butler 6-1Men’s Tennis report written by Jostun Pomplun, USI Graduate AssistantBOX SCOREINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men’s tennis team dropped its second consecutive match against NCAA Division I competition, as they were defeated by Butler University 6-1 Sunday afternoon.Sophomore James Hardiman (Backwell Bristol, United Kingdom) continued to play well, as he accounted for USI’s only point of the day. He defeated Mason Dragos at number two singles 6-3, 7-6 (4).In doubles, the duo of Hardiman and freshman Denis Davydov (Chorvatsky Grob, Slovakia) were tied at four in their match, but the match was not finished as Butler had already won the point by winning the other two doubles matches.The Screaming Eagles battled in their other matches, but were unable to come away on top.USI will play its third NCAA Division I opponent in a row February 10, when they travel to Austin Peay State University. Start time is to be determined.Butler University 6, #37 Southern Indiana 1Feb 05, 2017 at Indianapolis, IndianaSingles competition1. Mikhell Khmiadashvil (BU) def. Samuel Kiladejo (USI) 6-0, 6-22. James Hardiman (USI) def. Mason Dragos (BU) 6-3, 7-6 (4-0)3. Spencer Lang (BU) def. Denis Davydov (USI) 6-2, 6-24. Ari Gerstein (BU) def. Aaron Barris (USI) 6-3, 6-35. Temilope Adelakun (BU) def. Ilia Karelin (USI) 6-2, 6-26. Adrian Mag (BU) def. Andrew Dones (USI) 6-2, 6-2Doubles competition1. Mikhell Khmiadashvil/Mason Dragos (BU) def. Aaron Barris/Samuel Kiladejo (USI) 6-32. James Hardiman/Denis Davydov (USI) vs. Temilope Adelakun/Spencer Lang (BU) no result3. Ari Gerstein/Alex Woldmoe (BU) def. Andrew Dones/Jack Lipchik (USI) 6-1Match NotesSouthern Indiana 1-2; National ranking #37Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,4,3,2,6,5)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Today, New York City’s City Parks Foundation has announced the initial performers for the 2018 season of SummerStage—an outdoor performing arts festival that brings over 100 live shows to Central Park and more than a dozen other neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. This year, SummerStage has curated a lineup featuring over 200 artists, spanning genres as diverse as rock, indie, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, R&B, salsa, opera, contemporary dance, spoken word, and more.While the five-month festival has announced its performers with confirmed dates, in a press release, SummerStage festival noted that it will host a number of ticketed benefit shows in Central Park in support of the City Parks Foundation’s free programs. Thus far, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Mac DeMarco, Trombone Shorty, Dispatch, Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen, O.A.R., have been confirmed with many other artists to be announced in coming weeks.The free SummerStage in Central Park series will kick off on Saturday, June 2nd, with jazz legend Gregory Porter and rising star Victory Boyd. The park will also host performances by 2017 MacArthur Genius, Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Rhiannon Giddens, iconic hip-hop group Jungle Brothers, famed dancehall artist Sister Nancy, Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene, electronic standout ToKiMONSTA and MC Kero One, and many others.However, outside of Central Park, City Parks Foundation will continue to spread the joys of music, with a veritable eclectic and exciting lineup at parks around the city. Brooklyn rappers Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane, and Young M.A. will perform a hometown shows in Brownsville’s Betsy Head Park on June 30th and the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island on June 20th and July 29th, respectively. These performances come in addition to a number of concerts falling across a full range of genres.Additionally, the City Parks Foundation has paired the SummerStage announcement with the confirmation of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, which is entering its 26th year. As a tribute to the late and legendary saxophonist, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will offer three days of live jazz in the Manhattan parks nearby Parker’s home—including Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park as well as Tompkins Square Park. Across August 24th through 26th, the festival will host Monty Alexander, Buster Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Catherine Russell, and many more.Head over to the SummerStage website for more information and a look at the extensive and full upcoming event calendar.
Bolsonaro tests negative As governments worldwide struggle to contain the virus despite long and economically crippling lockdowns imposed on millions of people, a new survey suggested that faith in authorities is dwindling in six rich nations.Populations in France, Germany, Britain, Japan, Sweden and the US widely believed death and infection figures to be higher than recorded, according to the study, which polled 1,000 people in each nation.”In most countries this month, support for national governments is falling,” said the report by the Kekst CNC communications consultancy.One world leader widely criticized over his handling of the pandemic is Brazil’s Bolsonaro, who was diagnosed with coronavirus on July 7.Bolsonaro, who has downplayed what he calls “a little flu”, announced on Twitter Saturday that he had finally tested negative.In a photo accompanying the statement, he was pictured holding a packet of hydroxychloroquine, whose effectiveness against COVID-19 has not been demonstrated in clinical trials.Brazil’s biggest city Sao Paulo on Saturday said it was indefinitely postponing its 2021 carnival. Hours later, Rio de Janeiro cancelled its New Year’s Eve festivities.Thousands of Israelis protested Saturday in Jerusalem and other cities including Tel Aviv, demanding Netanyahu’s resignation over his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.They were also objecting to a new law that gives the government special powers to fight the spread of the virus until the end of 2021. There were more than 280,000 new cases recorded globally on both Thursday and Friday, the highest daily rises since the virus emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP count based on official sources — an alarming uptick in the spread of the virus.Nearly a third of the world’s 15.8 million infections have been registered since July 1, while the total death toll nears 640,000. The World Health Organization said more than a million cases had been recorded in each of the last five weeks, “with over 280,000 being reported on July 24 alone”. “While no country is unaffected, this rise is driven by high transmission in large and populous countries in the Americas and South Asia,” it said in a statement on Saturday. A survey released Saturday showed governments are fast losing support for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as health officials recorded a surge of more than 280,000 new cases globally two days in a row.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, widely criticized for his handling of the crisis there, appeared to credit an unproven treatment for his recovery from the virus.And in the streets of Jerusalem and other cities, thousands called for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign, in part for his management of the coronavirus crisis. Brazil and India had recently reported their highest daily increases, it added, while the figures remained worryingly high in the United States and South Africa — where Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel tested positive for the virus Saturday.The US, still the hardest-hit nation, on Friday reported its second straight day of more than 70,000 new cases and over 1,000 deaths as the virus surges in the south and west. Topics : Fresh clusters Fresh clusters, meanwhile, were emerging across Asia.South Korea on Saturday reported its highest infections figure in nearly four months, while Vietnam recorded its first locally transmitted case in nearly 100 days.Officials in China said they would introduce fresh measures and testing in the port city of Dalian, home to about six million people, after detecting fresh infections thee.That did not prevent the Chinese Super League kicking off behind closed doors on Saturday. Players of Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua observed a minute’s silence for the victims of the pandemic.Europe remains the hardest-hit continent, accounting for a fifth of the world’s case count.Belgium said Saturday it could further tighten its restrictions following the death of a three-year-old girl, the country’s youngest victim of the virus.Recent outbreaks in the Spanish regions of Aragon and Catalonia have led to fresh curbs on daily life.Many tourists were nevertheless reluctant to cancel their plans. “If we cancelled our holiday, which has been planned since February, we would lose the rental money,” said Fanny Lievens, on route with her family to Catalonia from the southern French city of Montpellier.In France, where infections have been rising, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on-the-spot testing for travellers arriving from 16 high-risk nations.But he told Nice Matin newspaper he wanted above all else to avoid returning to a full lockdown because of the economic damage it did — and the psychological harm that many people suffered.Britain meanwhile has made it compulsory to wear a face covering in shopping centers, banks, takeaway outlets, sandwich shops and supermarkets.And it announced Saturday it was reimposing two weeks of self-isolation on travellers arriving from Spain after a surge in cases there.
North Vernon, IN—An investigation into a possible overdose in Jennings County led to the arrest of a North Vernon man.Monday at 7:35 p.m. police responded to the Vernon Gymnasium and began to question the subject, Nicholas Barlow. During the investigation, police found a bag containing approximately 2.5 grams of a crystal-like substance. Barlow was examined by paramedics at the scene then taken to the Jennings County Jail for possession of methamphetamine.