Ball State Helps Fund OA Business Department

first_imgBusiness/Journalism Teacher Johnathon Maple is using additional funding to improve classroom experience.OLDENBURG – Business and journalism students at Oldenburg Academy are experiencing a new classroom environment this school year as a result of two grant awards.Ball State University awarded OA Business/Journalism Teacher Johnathon Maple with the 2014 Ball State Teachers College Alumni Society Innovative Grant.Also helping with the 4-year classroom renovation plan, the Will and Dot Ricke Fund through the Decatur County Community Foundation helped fund the upgrades.Through these grants, thirty office chairs could be purchased and installed for the start of the school year.Maple, the 2014 Colin Goodnight Technology Educator of the Year, was also able to use prize money to purchase an Apple TV, and 55” flat screen television for his classroom.“Truly, I am so grateful for all of the help and support of the granting organizations – students are having the opportunity to have be challenged and inspired in a 21st century business classroom – awesome preparation for college,” Maple commented.The new office chairs accompany conference room tables simulating a real-world business conference room.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid sure of keeping Oblak amid Chelsea links

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Slovenian goalkeeper, who has established himself as one of the world’s elite goalkeepers in recent years. The reports have claimed that out-of-favour Blues shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga could be offered as part of Chelsea’s offer for Oblak, but this latest stance from Atleti appears to indicate they will not contemplate any such offer. Read Also: Man City plotting to sign Messi without breaking FFP rulesRecent Chelsea transfer news has been centred on the Spanish goalkeeper’s future with Valencia linked with a move.Atleti are highly unlikely to sanction a sale for Oblak, who is regarded among the world’s best goalkeepers and is vital for Diego Simeone’s side.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Atletico Madrid are confident that their goalkeeper Jan Oblak will stay at the club this summer but there is a “calm tension” regarding his future, report Marca. Oblak has a long-term deal in the Spanish capital through to 2023 with a whopping £120m release clause, which club president Enrique Cerezo appeared to confirm last month that the club would not negotiate upon.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rodgers prepares for annual review

first_img And adding to the feeling of a more routine nature to the visit is the fact Werner is in England to attend the Premier League’s AGM, which takes place on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Rodgers has had annual reviews of the season since he was appointed three years ago today and he is due to sit down for the third instalment with Mike Gordon, owners Fenway Sports Group’s key man at Anfield, for a “robust and thorough” examination of the previous 10 months. The Reds boss has had regular contact with the club’s American-based owners throughout the season and Werner’s visit is likely to just be an extension of that dialogue, even if the questions are slightly more uncomfortable after Rodgers missed out on FSG’s minimum target of Champions League football by finishing sixth. News that Jurgen Klopp, one of the names touted as a possible replacement, is to take a break after leaving Borussia Dortmund has further strengthened the short-term position of Rodgers, who only signed a new four-year contract 12 months ago after almost winning the title. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will meet chairman Tom Werner as part of his end-of-season review this week, with the American’s arrival on Merseyside imminent. center_img Despite a disappointing campaign, which culminated with the 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season, the club have maintained the manager’s position is not under immediate threat. Although Werner is due to arrive on Tuesday, Press Association Sport understands principal owner John W Henry will not be accompanying him. last_img read more

Liverpool stunned by late Everton equaliser

first_imgPhil Jagielka’s spectacular injury-time equaliser earned Everton an unlikely Premier League point in the 223rd Merseyside derby.It had appeared Steven Gerrard’s superb second-half free-kick would give Liverpool victory until Jagielka’s scorching, swerving shot into the top corner from 30 yards stunned the home fans.A draw will be a huge disappointment for Liverpool, who had come into the game desperate to kick-start their season after a sluggish beginning following their summer spending spree.But the Reds’ recent problems in finding the net again proved costly, with their failure to take their chances leaving them with one point from a game where they will feel they deserved all three, and just one win from their last five league matches.Everton have also been in lacklustre form but, although they have still not won at Anfield for 15 years, a draw and their resolute defensive display represents a decent return on the day.Match facts from AnfieldMario Balotelli had more shots than Everton, 10 to the Toffees’ seven Steven Gerrard is the top scorer in Premier League Merseyside derbies with nineLiverpool are unbeaten in the last 16 Merseyside derbies at Anfield with seven wins and nine drawsDespite the Merseyside derby having produced more red cards (20) than any other Premier League game, the last seven in all competitions have not featured anyThe game began in typical derby fashion with a flurry of early incidents, starting with Gareth Barry’s booking for taking out Liverpool’s Adam Lallana inside the first 45 seconds.There could have been an early penalty at either end, firstly when Alberto Moreno tugged back Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and then when Raheem Sterling’s shot hit Barry’s hand. But, in a week where there have already been 31 spot-kicks at Anfield – in the Reds’ Capital One Cup win over Middlesbrough – referee Martin Atkinson chose not to add to that tally.As well as fouls and misplaced passes, there were plenty of chances for the crowd to get excited about too.Most of them went to Liverpool but, in the continued absence of injured striker Daniel Sturridge, who cut a frustrated figure in the stands, the Reds again struggled to create clear-cut openings.Toffees keeper Tim Howard still had to be at his best to turn away Lallana’s header from Gerrard’s corner, and the American also punched away stinging efforts from Jordan Henderson and Sterling.But Everton’s leaky back-line, which had conceded 13 goals in the first five league games of the season, largely succeeded in keeping Mario Balotelli and the rest of the Liverpool attack at arms’ length. The pattern continued into the second half, with Liverpool having the better openings but unable to make the breakthrough.It would fall to Gerrard, criticised for his performance in last week’s defeat by West Ham, to change that in the 65th minute after Leighton Baines fouled Balotelli on the edge of the box.Gerrard curled his free-kick over the wall and beyond Howard, who got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out.Balotelli should have made it 2-0 soon after but hit the bar from Sterling’s cross and, after sending another shot bouncing wide, his wait for a first league goal for Liverpool goes on.It did not appear those misses would matter, such was the lack of threat the Toffees were posing. But Jagielka had the last word in dramatic fashion, thundering home an unstoppable shot after a headed clearance from a corner fell to him on the half-volley well outside the area, and his 10th goal in Everton colours will be by far the most memorable he has scored.last_img read more

Blake Griffin season-high 32 leads Clippers on Knicks fight night

first_imgDeAndre Jordan had 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to end a three-game losing streak.Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and Kristaps Porzingis 27 on a night there was plenty of fight from the Knicks. Anthony played well the day after Phil Jackson took another dig at him on Twitter by referencing an article that was critical of the forward. Coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged it may have been a distraction, but one he expected the Knicks to play through, and they had a chance to tie before Anthony missed a 3-pointer down 118-115.Griffin then put it away with a free throw with 5.9 seconds left.“They kept their composure. They played well, they executed and we just couldn’t score,” Porzingis said. “That’s how it goes sometimes.” NEW YORK >> The Clippers saw plenty of fight at Madison Square Garden — especially from a former Knick.Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points and the Clippers beat New York 119-115 on Wednesday night after ex-Knick Charles Oakley was ejected and arrested in the first quarter.Griffin was one of the players close to Oakley when he shouted at MSG chairman James Dolan and shoved away security guards before he was forcefully removed by arena security.“I stopped and then there was an inbounds play on the side,” Griffin said. “I turned around just in time as he was handing it to him and then there was a foul. I walked back to catch the third, fourth and fifth rounds. It was crazy, man.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Knicks lost their third in a row on a bizarre day even for one of the NBA’s most dysfunctional franchises.“At the end of the day, regardless of what’s being said, what’s going on, you still got to come in here and play basketball,” Anthony said. “And I think that’s the most important part, the most important thing that we should be focusing on.” The Jackson-Anthony feud dominated the pregame talk but quickly took a back seat to the main event between Oakley and Dolan. Oakley was a popular Knick during the 1990s but has fallen out of favor with the franchise because of his criticisms of Dolan.He shouted at Dolan from a seat a couple of rows behind until security came. Oakley shoved a couple of them before he was removed while players on both teams watched as Porzingis was preparing to shoot free throws. Fans chanted “Oakley! Oakley!” as he was led to the tunnel, handcuffed and eventually taken by the New York Police Department.“It kind of happened fast. It was a crazy little situation,” Jordan said. “But then they kind of took my boy out of there. It was kind of crazy.”It was the Clippers’ ninth consecutive victory against the Knicks, their longest winning streak against an opponent. It was coach Doc Rivers’ 785th win, passing Gene Shue for 15th place on the NBA career coaching list. Rivers and assistant Mike Woodson both played for the Knicks. Woodson coached New york to playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013.The Clippers will play at Charlotte on Saturday to end the eastern portion of their five-game trip.last_img read more