Furloughed federal workers offered free Indianapolis Children’s Museum admission

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Furloughed and federal employees working without pay in Indiana, and up to three immediate family members, are invited to enjoy the museum without paying admission from Saturday, January 19  through March 10, 2019.  Federal employees will be required to show their most recent pay stub and an Indiana photo ID.The museum is typically closed on Mondays through February; but, will be open next Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day, and on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, 2019. Those two holidays already offer free admission for all visitors.last_img

HSV to enter esports through FIFA

first_imgAnother Bundesliga club has signalled its intent to enter the esports fray as Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V (“HSV”) are set to sign a FIFA player, The Esports Observer reports.TEO reports that at an event run by Lagardère Sports and HSV prior to a Bundesliga match, HSV’s Head of Sales and CRM Oliver Poppelbaum responded to a question about entering esports by confirming that the club’s management had approved the creation of an esports department. Hamburg will become another Bundesliga team to enter the esports space through sport simulation, much line Hertha BSC, Leverukusen and VFL Wolfsburg who all adopted for FIFA over other esports titles. Schalke 04 are of course the exception, as they have a team competing in the European League of Legends scene.An interesting addition to the report is that the Bundesliga team has revealed it intends to partner with schools to support “sustainable growth through education and coaching”. Should reports be true, Hamburger will become the latest in what must be approaching 200 sports clubs and/or figures to have become involved in esports. The involvement ranges from signing FIFA players to investing in esports organisations. It’s unlikely that this is set to slow down as sports and esports continue to converge and the esports opportunity continues to be amplified.For anyone interested in finding out more, Esports Insider’s Super Forum takes place on the 22nd March, 2018 and look at the crossover between esports and sports. Taking place at Stamford Bridge, the home of the English champions on the 22nd March, ESI will welcome over 20 industry leading speakers for a fantastic one day event. For more information, click here.Esports Insider says: Good to see more clubs getting involved. We have to admit though, we’re St Pauli fans at heart and there can only be one Hamburg club for us. Would be a good local rivalry in FIFA though, right?last_img read more

Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tommy Fleetwood, Keegan Bradley share lead after Round 2

first_imgThe two sit in first place at 9 under.The early walk. 🐦@Keegan_Bradley is tied for the lead @APInv.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/9jhxnpP7Lk— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 8, 2019They aren’t alone atop the leaderboard, though. There’s a sizable tie for third place (5 under) that includes the likes of Billy Horschel, Jhonattan Vegas, Francesco Molinari and Kevin Kisner. Related News Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rafa Cabrera-Bello holds lead after first round USGA walks back comment directed at Justin Thomas: ‘He did not avoid a discussion’ New players moved into the lead Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.English professional Tommy Fleetwood and four-time PGA Tour winner Keegan Bradley share the top spot as the field heads into moving day. Fleetwood bested his first round score and shot 6-under 66 to tie the second-round low. Bradley, who ended his victory drought with a win at the BMW Championship in September, carded 4-under 68 with the help of six birdies.center_img Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Rafa Cabrera-Bello — the 18-hole leader — round out the top 10 in an eight-way tie for ninth place (4 under).Some golfers, however, weren’t having the best day at the Bay Hill Golf Course in Orlando, Fla. Phil Mickelson, who was a late addition to the field, didn’t make the cut after shooting a 6-over 78. He carded three bogeys and one double bogey and missed the cut after finishing 2 over for the tournament.”Yeah, I didn’t play very well today,” Mickelson said after his round, via USA Today. “It’s a penalizing course if you don’t hit very good shots, and I hit some terrible shots today. That’s probably the score I deserved.”The fairways are tight, the rough is thicker, and I start to steer it and I start to make horrific swings. I haven’t hit some of the shots I hit today in a long time.”Rickie Fowler barely made the cut after carding 1-under 71 on the day. He opened his round with three bogeys in the first four holes and a double bogey on the par-5 6th hole. But, he then carded four birdies and pars the rest of the round to finish on the cut line in a tie for 62nd place (1 over). Fowler’s round was highlighted by an eagle hole-out on the par-4 3rd hole.🚨 EAGLE HOLE-OUT for @RickieFowler! 🦅#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/SMj9wNcmb2— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 8, 2019The third round will start at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.last_img read more

Nettie Brooks: Aug. 13, 1934 – Dec. 26, 2012

first_imgNettie BrooksNettie J. Brooks, loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Newton, Kansas at the age of 78.Nettie was born the daughter of Calvin and Geneva (Sterling) Billings on Monday, August 13, 1934 in Kingman, Kansas.On January 31, 1983, Nettie and Harold Dean Brooks were united in marriage in Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 23 years of marriage.Survivors include her sons: Rory “Butch” Porter of Derby, Kansas, Bob Porter and his wife Mary of Wellington, Kansas, Melvin Porter and his wife Juanita of Leeds, Alabama, step-children: Jack Wilbanks of Wichita, Kansas, Harold Brooks, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas, Teresa Cox of Wichita, Kansas, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, a brother, Bill Billings of Wellington, Kansas and her sister, Alma Jackson and her husband Walt of Anthony, Kansas.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers: Jack and Orrie John Billings.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 with family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Nettie will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.Interment will follow at the Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Kansas.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more