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Mildred M. Gehring

first_imgMildred M. Gehring, age 90 of Batesville, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Ridgewood Health Center in Lawrenceburg.  Born August 20, 1927 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Helen (Nee: Whitkemper) and Edward Bruns.  She married Myron Gehring September 15, 1951 at St. Louis Church.  Millie was an assistant to the Batesville Clerk Treasurer for 12 years and an Administrative Assistant 11 years for the Batesville School Corporation.For Millie, life revolved around her family and her faith.  With she and Myron both coming from large families, there were always reunions to attend, visits to make and visitors to entertain.  Very devout, she generously donated her time and talents at church for the picnics as well as serving on the Bereavement Committee and the Collection Committee verifying the weekend collections.  A member of the Daughters of Isabella, her family also indicated mom was a good cook and an excellent baker whose chocolate cake and pies will surely be missed.  She and Myron belonged to a coffee klatch of close friends that also went to dinner, played cards and attended dances together.She is survived by her husband Myron; sons and daughter-in-laws Jon and Camilla Gehring of Columbus, Indiana, Jay and Sherry Gehring of Frisco, Texas; sister Jean Simmermeyer of Greensburg and grandchildren Dominic of College Station, Texas, William of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jody of Ft. Worth Texas and Katy of Houston, Texas.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Genevieve Bruns, Dolores Kellerman and brothers Edward (Doc), Marlyn and Lester Bruns.Visitation is Saturday, April 28th, from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Daughters of Isabella.last_img read more

Mixed news on injury front for Republic

first_imgAssistant manager Roy Keane says Robbie Brady can impose himself on the game whether he’s at full back or in midfield. The defender sat out training in Versailles today due to an ankle injury.In better news Jonathan Walters took an active part in the session.Meanwhile, the debate continues about the team selection for the game against the French.last_img

Prince Harry to visit Guyana

first_imgBritain’s Prince HarryGuyana will later this year be graced with the presence of Prince Harry, British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn has announced.According to a statement from the High Commissioner’s office on Monday Quinn confirmed that the younger of Princess Diana’s and Prince Charles’ sons will be visiting Guyana later this year.The statement said the visit would be the first by a member of the British royal family since 2004 and comes in the year of Guyana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.  It said it was, therefore, “a particularly relevant time for such a visit”.It is part of Prince Harry’s official visit to the Caribbean in late autumn, on behalf of Her Majesty, the Queen. He is also slated to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.According to the High Commissioner, the visit falls on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Independence for Barbados as well, and the 35th Anniversary of Independence for Antigua and Barbuda.Prince Harry officially visited Barbados in 2010; this will be his first official visit to all of the other countries.The visit by Prince Harry comes more than a decade after his father, Prince Charles visited Guyana. The Prince of Wales was for over a decade the Patron of the Iwokrama International Centre (IIC).last_img read more

Chelsea boss ‘planning £25m bid’ for German star

first_imgChelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is planning a £25m bid for German star Andre Schurrle, according to The People.It is claimed Di Matteo wants the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen forward as a replacement for Didier Drogba.Linked with German striker.Schurrle has been linked with several clubs but is said to be swaying towards west London.Manchester United plan to beat Chelsea to the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, the Mail on Sunday suggest.United have apparently indicated that they are willing to pay £12m for the striker.The Mail also say Chelsea are closing in on Wigan forward Victor Moses after the Latics made an enquiry for Everton’s Victor Anichebe.Meanwhile, Italian side Roma could gazump Liverpool and sign Clint Dempsey, The People suggest.Dempsey has been tipped to move to Anfield but Fulham are believed to want £10m for the American.And it is claimed that Roma are now preparing a bid for him – with the £12m fee they received from Liverpool for striker Fabio Borini.The Daily Star Sunday say Fulham are still trying to sign Vitesse Arnhem defender Alexander Buttner after the apparent collapse of his move to Southampton.And The People say Wigan are competing with Watford and Blackburn for the signing of out-of-favour QPR striker DJ Campbell. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Rajasthan govt. assures help to crisis-ridden textile industry

first_imgAmid reports of slump and huge job losses in the textile industry, the Congress government in Rajasthan has reached out to the owners of textile mills and the associations of the textile sector with the promise to take steps for resolving their issues. Textile units operating in several parts of the State are facing financial crisis and slowdown.At a ‘direct dialogue’ with the textile industry’s representatives organised here over the weekend, senior government officers, including Chief Secretary D.B. Gupta, dwelt at length on the crisis forcing the textile units to cut down their production and assured them of steps to promote the sector.Mr. Gupta said the State’s textile sector provided direct and indirect employment to lakhs of people and had gained world-wide recognition because of its high-quality products. “The State government has accorded the highest priority to resolve the textile sector’s grievances and support it during the crisis,” he said.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday termed the measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman a “face-saving exercise”. Sector-specific steps “These steps are inadequate to bring the economy back on track. There is a need to look into problems faced by different sectors and announce measures separately to bring them out of recession, slow growth and low sales,” Mr. Gehlot said.At the ‘direct dialogue’, representatives of textile unit associations from Pali, Balotra, Jodhpur, Bhiwadi, Bhilwara, Kishangarh and Jaipur highlighted the difficulties being faced by the mills. They demanded rationalising of power tariff, abolition of electricity duty on captive power plants and reduction in the wheeling charges on power purchased from open access.The textile mill owners sought the State government’s help in ensuring compliance with the National Green Tribunal’s orders as well as pollution control. The industry representatives also requested for permission to utilise full electricity produced by solar power plants.Mr. Gupta said a draft scheme for upgradation of the existing common effluent treatment plants and establishment of new CETPs for wastewater management had been formulated and would shortly be given final shape.Rajasthan Pollution Control Board chairperson Sudarshan Sethi, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) Subodh Agarwal, State Industries Commissioner K.K. Pathak and Principal Secretary, Environment & Forest, Shreya Guha were also present at the dialogue.last_img read more

PBA: Pogoy is Rookie of the Year, Ross the Most Improved player

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Miguel star guard Chris Ross was named the Most Improved Player of the season.The star guard won the Finals MVP in the All-Filipino Cup and bagged the Best Player plum in the Commissioner’s Cup to lead the Beermen to two titles this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeanwhile, Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Ross, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood, Jalalon completed the all-defensive team.The Samboy Lim sportsmanship award went to Norwood. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT’s Roger Ray Pogoy was recognized as the top rookie of the 2017 PBA Season during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Pogoy edged Phoenix’ Matthew Wright, Kia’s Reden Celda, Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer and Star’s Jio Jalalon the Rookie of the Year award.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoREVEALED: Solskjaer key to Man Utd plans for Norwegian transfer market

first_imgREVEALED: Solskjaer key to Man Utd plans for Norwegian transfer marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe presence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back with Manchester United is helping their new recruitment push across his native Norway.The Manchester Evening News says Molde wonderkid Erling Haaland, who won his chance under Solskjaer, has been watched extensively since scoring four goals in front of United scout Tommy Moller Nielsen back in July.United hope to take Ranheim youngster Odin Thiago Holm on trial in 2019 after the midfielder caught the eye at the Sambor Youth Cup in Poland last summer with five goals from midfield.And United’s head of scouting and recruitment, David Harrison, was pictured in Tromso in October with Isak Hansen-Aaron among those grabbing his attention.The 14-year-old spent time at United in December, 2017, where he was put through his paces by coaches at Carrington after previously having a trial at Liverpool.Solskjaer has already confirmed he will have an input when it comes to January recruits. And United’s interim manager may yet have one or two names in mind when it comes to aiding his side’s wonderkid search in Norway. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

26 Schools to Benefit from Improved Sanitary Facilities

first_imgSome 3,287 students at 26 all-age and primary schools islandwide are now enjoying improved sanitary conveniences, following upgrading work by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), at a cost of $177.6 million. Improvement works carried out under phase one of JSIF’s Sanitation for Schools project, entailed construction of new sanitation blocks, equipped with septic tanks; toilets; urinals; and ramp ways to facilitate access by physically challenged persons. These facilities replace pit latrines, which previously existed at the schools. The project was undertaken at the request of the Ministry of Education, which lobbied JSIF’s assistance, and was financed through grant provisions by the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF). This was facilitated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between JSIF and PDF, signed in 2011. Construction of the facilities was undertaken over five months at schools in 11 parishes. These were: Clarendon, Hanover, Manchester, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Mary, St. Thomas, Trelwany, and Westmoreland. A symbolic handing over ceremony for seven of the schools, in Clarendon, St. Catherine, and St. Ann, where facilities were upgraded at a cost of $51.3 million, was held at one of the beneficiary institutions, Milk River Primary School, in Clarendon, on March 13. The other institutions are: John’s Hall Primary, St. Faith’s Primary, Hartlands All Age, Chester Primary, Clapham Primary and Carron Hill Primary Schools. The principals and teachers were presented with commemorative plaques by JSIF. Arrangements for similar presentations are being made for the other schools over the forthcoming months. Speaking at the function, JSIF’s Managing Director, Scarlette Gillings, noted that the PDF’s support for the project formed part of the institution’s overall effort to extend much needed assistance to communities across Jamaica.She said the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the significant benefits to be derived from the provision of adequate sanitation facilities within households, and communities, in general.“The savings arising from proper sanitation systems include reduced public health costs and avoidance of billions in income that can be lost when trade and production are disrupted because of possible disease outbreaks,” Mrs. Gillings said.In his remarks, the PDF’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Wesley Hughes, underscored the importance of the partnership between the institutions in helping to transform the lives of the youngsters.This collaboration, he pointed out, has been “most fruitful as we see the impact that it has been able to make on the lives of people very directly.”“We would like to work towards the complete elimination of all pit latrines in our education system,” Dr. Hughes said. Welcoming the new facilities, Local Government and Community Development Minister and Member of Parliament for south west Clarendon, where Milk River Primary School is situated, Hon. Noel Arscott, emphasized the positive effect which proper sanitary conveniences can make in advancing education.He also expressed gratitude to the Venezuelan government for its contribution to advancing Jamaica’s development, through the PetroCaribe Fund.In her remarks, Community Relations Officer, Ministry of Education, Karene Reid, who represented Portfolio Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, noted the Ministry’s cognizance that “sanitation issues in our schools need addressing,” adding that “we are thankful for this first step (by JSIF and PDF) in that process.”“We know that improving sanitation in our schools improves the overall school experience of our students. The Ministry advocates for partners to always assist with our schools, as this is one way to boost the development of our students, the community, and the country at large,” Ms. Reid said.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Business Of Reggae Music Must Be Taken Seriously – Ndombet-Assamba

first_img ‘Global Reggae’ features the plenary sessions from the inaugural Global Reggae Conference in 2008 Story Highlights The High Commissioner said the book, shows us that reggae is not just “a little ting” The High Commissioner said she is concerned that the business of Reggae music is not being taken seriously in Jamaica Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Her Excellency, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, says that the musicians, singers and all those involved in Reggae music should take the business aspect of the industry seriously.Speaking at the recent London launch of the book ‘Global Reggae,’ edited by University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor, Dr. Carolyn Cooper, the High Commissioner said she is concerned that the business of Reggae music is not being taken seriously in Jamaica. She said the book clearly shows that the music is being taken seriously all over the world.“My concern is that Jamaicans need to find a way to make money out of reggae.  We need to make sure that for music that is created in Jamaica, by Jamaicans that everything is copyrighted and that it is operated as a business. Our musicians, our artistes, the people who develop the reggae, really ought to be the ones making money out of the reggae.  That is not always so.  I hope our performers, and our producers, will stop behaving as if they’re just doing a ‘ting,’” she stated.‘Global Reggae’ is published by UWI Press and features the plenary sessions from the inaugural Global Reggae Conference in 2008. Contributors to the text include Erna Brodber, Peter Ashbourne, Roger Steffens, Clive Walker and Dr. Cooper.The High Commissioner said the book, shows us that reggae is not just “a little ting”.Dr. Cooper, in a question and answer session outlined the journey to ‘Global Reggae’, which started with a lecture at the Jamaica Conference Centre, the development of the Reggae Studies Unit and the Global Reggae Conference.  She said that when the event was first suggested many believed a very substantial conference was not feasible.The 14 lectures, which comprise the book, were given during the conference by keynote speakers from all over the world, who were invited to share how Jamaican reggae has been appropriated and adapted in a variety of cultural contexts across the globe.Renowned poet and musician, Linton Kwesi Johnson, who participated in the session, said that ‘Global Reggae’ is an important book.He noted that the lectures contained in the publication, “exemplify the length and breadth of current scholarship of Jamaican popular music. It makes an important contribution to the inter-disciplinary study of popular culture, and the first ever of the reggae movement.”Mr. Johnson also acknowledged the role that the Diaspora plays in bringing the music to a wider audience.“Yes, Jamaican popular music has had a phenomenal impact on popular global culture, but what we sometimes forget is that it was the post-World War II settlement of the Jamaican Diaspora in Britain that made the globalisation possible,” he noted.last_img read more

Aimee Teegarden To Host Oceana Beach House Event

first_imgOceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, and Nautica, a leading global lifestyle brand and proud corporate sponsor of Oceana, are teaming up with LA Confidential Magazine to celebrate World Oceans Day with the first Oceana Beach House event.The evening will bring together ocean advocates in celebration of Oceana’s successes and work around the globe. Taking place at the Marion Davies Guest House located on the sands of Santa Monica Beach, hosts Aimee Teegarden (CW’s forthcoming Star-Crossed and NBC’s Friday Night Lights), Keegan Allen and Tyler Blackburn (both currently on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars) will entertain guests with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live performances from Brett Dennen and DJ Benjamin Walker.Additional confirmed guests include: Whitney Port, Ashlan Gorse (E! News), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Rachael Harris (The New Girl), Donald Glover (Community), Jesse Spencer (Chicago Fire), Derek Hough & Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars), Maya Gabeira (Champion Big Wave Surfer) Nadine Velazquez (FLIGHT and TNT’s Major Crimes), Nicole Chavez (Celebrity Stylist), Janel Parrish (ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars), and more.As lead sponsor for the event and a corporate partner since 2008, Nautica continues to cement its legacy of support for Oceana’s mission of protecting the world’s oceans. Following the Nautica brand’s lead, The Oceana Beach House is receiving generous support from LA Confidential, Chandon, Lagunitas Brewing Company, iTouchBooth and Zico Pure Premium Coconut Water.To learn more, please visit www.oceana.org.last_img read more