Take-off or hard landing?

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Australia marks 250th anniversary of Cook landing in muted fashion

first_imgThe 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s contentious landing in Australia went largely unmarked Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of long-planned commemorative events.On April 29, 1770, Captain Cook sailed the Endeavour into Botany Bay — called Kamay in the local indigenous language — an event that is increasingly being seen through the eyes of the Aboriginal Australians who were on the shore.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the anniversary represented “a merging of histories”, calling Cook an “extraordinary individual”. “The day Cook and the local indigenous community at Kamay first made contact 250 years ago changed the course of our land forever,” he said.”It’s a point in time from which we embarked on a shared journey which is realized in the way we live today.”Australia’s government was forced to cancel events marking 250 years since Cook’s landing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the planned Aus$6.5 million ($4.3 million) circumnavigation of Australia by a replica of the Endeavour.The first contact between the British navigator and Aboriginals foreshadowed the colonization of the continent and centuries of dispossession for indigenous Australians. During his voyage, Cook declared Australia “Terra Nullius” — or legally unoccupied land — and claimed it as British territory despite Aboriginal history stretching back more than 60,000 years.The British later established a penal colony in New South Wales in 1788.Gujaga Foundation chair Ray Ingrey said the indigenous Dharawal people had been working with Australia’s National Museum for 18 months to showcase their ancestors’ recollections of encountering Cook.”Australian society has matured quite a lot over last 50 years since the last anniversary came around, the 200th anniversary,” he told AFP.”A lot of the messages being received by the National Museum was the broader community saying ‘We’ve heard about Cook’s side of story, or the story from the ship, and we want to hear more about the story from the shore’.” Missing stories An online exhibition features the “largely missing” stories passed down through generations of indigenous Australians of those encounters with Cook and his crew.”As the longboats started to row towards the shore, my ancestors realized that they weren’t Aboriginal people at all, they were in fact alien people because they looked so different to ourselves. We actually thought they was ghosts,” elder Shayne Williams said in a video released by the museum.The warriors on the shore started yelling and gesturing for them to leave, before beginning to throw rocks and then throwing spears, which landed at the crew’s feet.”If our people wanted to spear one of those sailors they could have easily done that. But it was just warning shots,” Williams said.”So what Cook and his crew did, they returned fire with their muskets. Actually hit one of the warriors in the legs.”Ingrey said the anniversary was a “significant event for all Australians” but the indigenous side of the story had long been overlooked or misrepresented.”It was the first act of violence towards our people by the British, however it is our shared history and we have shared present, so it’s only common sense that we have a shared future,” he told AFP.”Both stories need to be respected and that’s all that we would hope for, that we have the opportunity to tell our story the way that we want to tell it and be respected to do that. “We can only then move forward as a nation when both histories are acknowledged and accepted.” Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal warned over Kieran Tierney transfer bid by Celtic manager Neil Lennon

first_imgNeil Lennon has warned Arsenal they will need to significantly up their opening offer if they want to sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic (Picture: Getty)Emery has a modest £45m budget to work with following his failure to secure Champions League qualification following a spectacular end of season collapse but that measly warchest could yet be boosted by player sales.Despite working under significant constraints, Arsenal’s opening bid for Tierney was branded ’embarrassing’ by John Hartson who played for the Gunners and Celtic during his illustrious playing career.‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney,’ he wrote on Twitter.‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal’s opening £15million offer for Kieran Tierney was rejected by Celtic (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney has been ‘unsettled’ by Arsenal’s transfer interest, admits Celtic manager Neil Lennon.Unai Emery has identified the Scotland international left-back as a primary target this summer as he scours the market for a new left-back worthy of providing competition for Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.Arsenal failed with an opening £15m bid for the 22-year-old, despite reportedly offering four players, Carl Jenkinson, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah and Jordi Osei-Tutu in part exchange.The north London club are said to be confident of finding a compromise and are ready to go back with an improved offer closer to £19m, but Lennon has warned Arsenal that Celtic are determined to keep hold of one of their prize assets.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal are aware of what we value the player at,’ he told Sun Sport. He’s on a long-term contract, he’s an asset and we don’t want to sell him.‘There have been no more bids that I’m aware of. It’s going to have to take a lot more than what they’ve offered the first time around to give us a decision to make.‘I’ve had a chat with Kieran as it can be a difficult decision and bit unsettling. I’ve been there myself so it’s important that we support him regardless of the outcome.‘His fitness progress is slow. It will be a couple of weeks yet.’ Arsenal warned over Kieran Tierney transfer bid by Celtic manager Neil Lennon Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Jun 2019 9:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link185Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Indiana Field of Dreams

first_imgEveryone knows about the Field of Dreams in Iowa because it became a hit movie.  How many of you know about the Indiana Field of Dreams located in Shelbyville?In 1980 Jim Sleeth, Sr., decided he wanted to turn a tract of land he owned near Shelbyville into a Field of Dreams for his son and other youth in the area.  He turned a corn field into 2 softball diamonds. These 2 fields are the hub of what is now Blue River Park.In 2010 the city of Shelbyville Park Board got involved with this recreational area.  Today there are more softball diamonds, soccer fields, and a walking trail.  Also, in this same area is a cross country course.  If you are looking for this park, it is located near the Wal-Mart and partly visible from the interstate.last_img read more

Daniel D. Doerflinger, 81

first_imgDaniel D. Doerflinger, 81, Lincoln City, Oregon, and former resident of Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018.  Born, December 27, 1936 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Carl “Pete” and Jean (Veerkamp) Doerflinger.  Danny helped his parents operate 3 acres of green houses and a floral shop after graduation from high school.  He served in the Army National Guard.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and former member of the Greensburg Country Club and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was married to Kay Kutchback on November 23, 1963 in Indianapolis and she survives.  In 1969, Danny moved to Oregon and managed and worked for 41 years at the Salishan Country Club.  He was called the “Legend of Salishan”. He is survived by his wife; two children, Peter Doerflinger and Carla McLaughlin; one sister, Linda Simons, Greensburg; grandchild, Desi (Matt) Clausing; three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Private interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or School. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Indiana, Illinois meet in conference play

first_imgIndiana, Illinois meet in conference play STEPPING UP: Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu has averaged 15.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while Kofi Cockburn has put up 13.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. For the Hoosiers, Trayce Jackson-Davis has averaged 13.8 points and eight rebounds while Justin Smith has put up 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds.ACCURATE AYO: Dosunmu has connected on 29.5 percent of the 88 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 8 over his last three games. He’s also made 77.5 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 72: Illinois is 0-6 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 19-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.FLOOR SPACING: Indiana’s Green has attempted 139 3-pointers and connected on 36.7 percent of them, and is 17 for 43 over his last five games.DID YOU KNOW: Illinois is ranked sixth among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 36.6 percent. The Fighting Illini have averaged 13 offensive boards per game and 14.4 per game over their last five games.___ Associated Press February 28, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIndiana (18-10, 8-9) vs. Illinois (19-9, 11-6)State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Indiana visits Illinois in a Big Ten matchup. Both teams last saw action this past Thursday. Illinois won over Northwestern 74-66, while Indiana came up short in a 57-49 game at Purdue. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

USC Libraries adds digital resources

first_imgWhether you’re looking for that 50-year-old copy of Vogue magazine or the world’s oldest continuing database of animal biology, USC Libraries will soon have you covered.Search · Senior Alwin Sasmita and junior Oivind Naess access one of the computers at Leavey Library that will soon feature new online resources. – Mannat Saini | Summer Trojan USC Libraries announced an addition of 33 new electronic resources Monday, including the popular fashion magazine and Zoological Record, adding to an already extensive collection of resources available to students, faculty and staff.The new resources, which will be available by mid-July, includes new material library officials have been wanting to add to the electronic collection for some time.“These research resources are far greater in number and far more in-depth and authoritative than what you might find through a typical Internet search,” said Lynn Sipe, associate dean for collections. “In many cases, these are electronic versions of extensive, primary resources that span many disciplines and geographic regions.”Some of the more notable additions to the USC Libraries’ digital database include two ProQuest/LexisNexis collaborations on United States politics. Included in the addition is a database on legislative insight as well as a database of previously unpublished United States Senate and Congressional hearings.Christian Grose, assistant professor of political science, recognized the importance of these often hard-to-find resources.“Having these extensive databases is very useful for students and faculty and for anyone who wants to understand Congress or politics,” Grose said. “USC is ahead of the game.”Gale, the educational publishing company, will provide many of the additions, including correspondence from prisoners held in German concentration camps just before and during World War II as well as databases that explore the world after the end of the war, both from the viewpoint of governments and those who experienced the Holocaust first-hand.Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which has already archived nearly 52,000 video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses, lauded the additions.“[The addition] will contribute to our continued efforts to develop USC into an internationally recognized destination for Holocaust and genocide studies,” Smith said. “We eagerly anticipate the launch of these new offerings.”The addition of new resources is the single-largest since the libraries announced 59 new sources in July 2010.More than 250 books written between 1962 and 1986 will be available for students electronically as part of the addition of the African Writers Series to the library’s digital database.The series includes work from the likes of Chinua Achebe, noted Nigerian author; Steve Biko, outspoken South African anti-apartheid activist; and Nadine Gordimer, South African political activist.Additions to the library’s digital resources, which can be accessed via the E-Resources tab at the library’s landing page, also include works on medicine, music and engineering.last_img read more

Scott Shafer’s final press conference as Syracuse’s head coach

first_img Related Stories Syracuse beats Boston College, 20-17, in Scott Shafer’s last game as head coachStorify: Syracuse community reacts to win over Boston CollegeFloyd Little stands by decision to fire Shafer, provides insight into coaching searchOffensive coordinator Tim Lester: ‘The one thing I know is that I don’t know anything’Fast reaction: Syracuse wins Scott Shafer’s last game as head coach against Boston College, 20-17 Published on November 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds “Great victory for our seniors, really excited for them. I wish it was celebrating eight or nine wins and going to a bowl game and all those types of things, but it’s four wins and it’s better than three. More importantly I just want to thank Syracuse University for giving me a shot to be their coach. I want to thank the community, and the communities both on campus and in Syracuse, especially in Fayetteville, and all the people that have been there for Missy (Shafer’s wife) and I and helping us raise our two kids for the past seven years.”Shafer then paused for about 12 seconds while he teared up and wiped his eyes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I want to thank my coaches and 11 wives, 27 children on this staff for busting their ass for me, my family. God bless the brothers and sisters at Fort Drum and especially the 10th Mountain Division. Hoorah for those men and women who protect our country. And just God bless this community and go Orange. That’s it.” Comments Scott Shafer had his final press conference as Syracuse’s head coach after the Orange beat Boston College, 20-17. Shafer went 14-23 in three seasons. He was fired on Monday but coached his final game on Saturday.Here is the full transcription of Shafer’s press conference before he left the podium without taking questions from the media. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s soccer boosted by pair of Big Ten wins

first_imgBattling rain, wind and a one-goal deficit, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team battled back to beat Illinois in overtime Sunday.The Badgers (10-5-1, 3-4-1 Big Ten) recorded two crucial wins at the McClimon Complex this weekend, beating the Fighting Illini 2-1 and Northwestern Friday night by the same score.After giving up a goal with under five minutes to play in the first half against Illinois, UW fought back to tie the game up and send the game into overtime. After several close chances for Wisconsin in the first overtime period, sophomore forward Cara Walls netted the game-winner just 44 seconds into the second overtime off a wrap-around shot inside the box.“In our play in the overtime, it showed that we’ve had experiences with overtime and we know how to be focused,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “I thought that 45 seconds into the second overtime, with the wind, to be able to get a goal is outstanding.Wisconsin and Illinios (7-6-2, 4-3-1) traded opportunities for most of an evenly played first half. The Illini took advantage of the wild wind gusts at their back. Senior forward Marissa Holden shot the ball past the hands of UW goaltender Genevieve Richard to give Illinois a 1-0 lead headed into the half.The Badgers came out strong in the second half with several close chances. Freshman forward Lindsey Holmes found herself with the ball inside the Illini box with just one defender in front of her. Holmes dribbled to the middle of the box and put the ball in the top left corner to tie the game with 7:37 left in regulation.With momentum in its favor, Wisconsin took over the overtime period, recording five shots to Illinois’ one, and Walls ended the game with her goal.“I have never seen this team play like that in overtime,” senior captain Joana Bielefeld said. “I think that everyone felt like our backs were against the wall, and we all went as a team, and it was definitely a team effort to win that game.”Wisconsin struggled in the Big Ten heading into this weekend with a single conference win this year. Illinois was the toughest team left on the Badgers’ schedule.Sunday’s game was about as evenly matched as possible with both teams recording 15 shots, five corner kicks and a single goal in regulation. However, Wisconsin was the better team in overtime despite fatigue from Friday’s game and earned its third Big Ten win of the year.“I think it is always difficult on the second day, having to battle with Northwestern until the end. I think that is always a challenge,” Wilkins said. “[In overtime] I think at that point in the game it is heart.”Victory over Northwestern kicks off weekendIn a much more physical game Friday where weather wasn’t a factor, Northwestern forced Wisconsin to fight until the bitter end. After taking a 2-0 lead in the first half, Wisconsin let Northwestern back into the game. Sophomore Bo Podkopacz finished a loose ball in the Badgers’ box to put the Wildcats on the board with under 20 minutes to play.However, the loss to Minnesota earlier in the year after taking a similar two-goal lead weighed heavily on the minds of Wisconsin players. And the Badgers continued to attack until the final whistle.“You don’t want them to relive it, but you want them to remember that we had a two-goal lead [against Minnesota],” Wilkins said. “They can’t take their foot off the petal, and I think defensively we wanted to keep attacking.”Walls shined for Wisconsin, scoring both goals Friday.The Badgers started the game strong, and Walls found the back of the net for the first time less than 10 minutes into play. Senior defender Lindsey Johnson preformed one of her signature flip-throws into the Wildcats’ box, and Walls fought through the scramble by the goal and used her body to knock in the ball for UW.Just 13 minutes and 18 seconds later, Walls again struck gold for UW with a header goal past Northwestern’s goaltender Rachel Bergman off a cross from UW freshman Kinley McNicoll.“It was kind of awkward … but I just kind of went for it,” Walls said. “I don’t think the goalie saw it coming.”After her three-goal weekend, Walls leads the team with 17 points and eight goals this season. Offensively, Wisconsin has had a difficult time finishing opportunities in Big Ten play this season. Friday night Walls showed control and patience, maintaining possession of the ball up top.“The confidence [Walls] has in what she is doing is really important,” Wilkins said. “For us, we really need her to step into that role. I thought she was great holding the ball, not just scoring goals.”Wisconsin has just three regular season games left, all on the road. Sunday’s overtime win, backed by the solid performance Friday, will serve as a motivator moving forward.“Every point matters, and with three games left, we have nine more points and that is going to be the focus for us going forward,” Wilkins said. “I think our assistant coach Carmelina [Moscato] said it best we’ve got to use this as a momentum builder.”Follow Caroline on Twitterlast_img read more

Watch Frank Kaminsky ‘Shake it Off’ in dance-off

first_imgWisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky is well known for his talents on the basketball court. ESPN recently named Kaminsky the best player in college basketball while the Big Ten selected the seven-footer as the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.But apparently Kaminsky has even more talents away from basketball, as he showed in this video with University of Wisconsin acapella group Fundamentally Sound. Wisconsin’s center breaks it down in a dance-off to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” with David Grube of Fundamentally Sound.Watch out, Dancing With the Stars.last_img read more