Student chocolatier competition gets under way

first_imgSheffield-based chocolate supplier Keylink will hold its Student Chocolatier of the Year competition for the fourth year running in June.The competition, at Sheffield City College on 2 June, will see full-time students in the third year of an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent course complete a total of four tasks in five hours. These include making 12 handmade truffles, 20 moulded pralines, a two-portion chocolate plated dessert and a chocolate centrepiece.Each student will be put forward by their college tutor who will be responsible for mentoring them throughout the build-up to the competition. Lauren Roberts from University of West London won last year’s contest.Judges include: Ruth Hinks, the UK’s World Chocolate Master for 2012 and owner of Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School in Peebles; Julie Sharp, technical advisor for Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Banbury; and Thierry Dumouchel, owner of Garforth Bakery in Leeds.Colleges interested in taking part, should contact Lynne Eaton on 0114 245 5400.last_img read more

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Daffodil Days are here again

first_imgNow in its 24th year, Daffodil Days has begun again at Harvard. Members of the Harvard community are invited to purchase fresh bouquets of daffodils for $10 to support the research and programs of the American Cancer Society. Other offers include a 10-inch collectible Boyds Bear with a bouquet for a donation of $25 or three potted multistem daffodil bulbs for $15. Affiliates may also make anonymous donations of bouquets to cancer patients or stuffed bears to children impacted by cancer. Donations for these start at $25, and can be made via check, money order, or online.The last day to place orders will be March 1 and University Mail Services will deliver daffodils and other products on March 14.Harvard is proud to be the top University seller in all of New England and has earned the prestigious honor for many consecutive years. All of the money raised is a direct result of the charitable giving of faculty, students, and staff. For more information, see Daffodil Days.last_img read more

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Research cuts experiment time

first_imgSenior Ethan Ferguson, a biochemistry major, and a team sponsored by the Dow-Corning Company have developed a more precise mass spectrometry method for the diagnosis of porphyrias, helping streamline sample times and ultimately help in the medical and industrial fields. Ferguson said porphyrias is a group of rare diseases characterized by the overproduction and accumulation of porphyrins, or chemical precursors to the creation of heme molecules, in the biosynthetic pathway, causing neurological or skin problems. Porphyrias are uncommon, but occur occasionally due to pesticide in soil and food, he said. “Heme is an important molecule in the production of hemoglobin and is responsible for catalyzing redox reactions. It’s essential for life,” he said. “When precursors build up, they cause problems in its production.” The team’s new method cut down sample time, which helped determine the toxicology of compounds used in silicone product studies by the Dow-Corning Company much faster than the traditional method. “The existing method used High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to separate compounds, which took hours and was not very accurate. The flagship of our technique was using mass spectrometry to detect the molecules by looking at liver tissue, blood and feces samples,” Ferguson said. “Basically it operates at higher pressures to cut down on sample time.” The technique would be applicable in medical and industrial studies, he said. The rapid detection system could be easily modified to identify other classes of molecules to diagnose other diseases. “It’s an important test and an easy one where physicians can send off a blood or urine sample to rule out porphyrias as options,” Ferguson said, “or in an industry setting it would let the researchers know whether the drug compound or cosmetic product they’re developing interacts with the heme biosynthetic pathway.” Ferguson said the group was waiting for approval from the legal department at Dow-Corning before it published the research. “The manuscript is finished and ready to submit at any time,” he said. “We’re looking to see if patenting is a possibility, but once it’s in literature, it will probably be fair game.” Other industries and physician groups will adopt the study and use it well after he graduates, he said. Ferguson said the research provided valuable experience since he plans to attend medical school next year. “It’s really a rewarding thing for everyone involved,” he said. Ferguson said his advice to undergraduates is to be aggressive when looking for research opportunities and to start early. He said he began the summer after his sophomore year researching in a group led by Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Jennifer DuBois. “Professors and undergrad advisors can be really helpful, but they’re busy and sometimes it’s not the first thing on their mind. Especially for science majors, you have to show you want to do it,” he said. “Like a good Notre Dame student, use your resources.”last_img read more

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Traffic Injury Prevention Award

first_imgCONYERS, Ga. – The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $640,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety and senior driver education.The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, or GTIPI, has partnered with GOHS for the past 28 years in designing and delivering education that improves driver and passenger safety throughout life. The institute continues to be a leading resource in traffic safety training and education in Georgia.The partnership between the GOHS and UGA dates back to 1986. At that time, federal grant funding was awarded to states with highway safety offices for partnering with institutions of higher education to address traffic injuries, utilizing an education and enforcement approach to reducing fatalities. In Georgia, UGA Extension was awarded funding support to teach classes for parents and caregivers on the consistent and correct use of child safety seats in all 159 Georgia counties.Originally the Occupant Safety Education Program, the project was renamed GTIPI in 2002. The institute continues today as an outreach initiative of UGA Extension through the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Through this year’s grant award, the institute will offer four different training and community education initiatives: the National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Program, Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error), CarFit for senior drivers and the Online Safety Store. Each program area delivers education for consumers, safety professionals and community volunteers designed to address the most common causes of traffic injuries and fatalities for target age groups. GTIPI also serves as a statewide resource for answering consumer questions about safer travel. Law enforcement, emergency medical services, health departments, Extension educators, fire departments and other organizations across the state participate in GTIPI’s training and distribute GTIPI educational materials. On-site training is conducted statewide at regional locations as well as at GTIPI’s headquarters and training facility in Conyers. Even though child safety seats are used more than 90 percent of the time by Georgia parents, child passenger safety technicians consistently find that almost all of those in use are installed incorrectly, said Don Bower, UGA professor emeritus and GTIPI project director. The GTIPI project qualifies public safety professionals and fire, medical and community volunteers to teach parents how to correctly install child safety seats.Another program, P.R.I.D.E., trains instructors on how to deliver safe driving tools to the community. For the last 10 years, Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E, GTIPI’s course for parents and their new teen drivers, has aimed to reduce teen injuries and fatalities through education. P.R.I.D.E. instructors not only help parents guide teens through the license process, but also help teens learn how to avoid crashes. P.R.I.D.E. instructors equip both the parent and teen with accurate information about how to obtain and keep a Georgia driver’s license. The national Governor’s Highway Safety Association showcased Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. in 2013 in recognition of the program’s strong educational impacts on state graduated driver licensing laws and parental involvement. Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, and more than two-thirds of teens who die in crashes in Georgia aren’t buckled up, Bower said. The national CarFit program, designed for drivers aged 55 and older, helps seniors stay safer behind the wheel for longer. CarFit is a non-threatening way to educate seniors about how to stay safe and comfortable in their cars as their physical abilities change with age, Bower said. The Online Safety Store, a partnership between GOHS and GTIPI, is now in its seventh year. The store is Georgia’s primary source for print and electronic traffic safety resources for public safety, public health and traffic safety professionals and consumers. GTIPI manages distribution of GOHS materials from gahighwaysafety.org.For more information on GTIPI, traffic safety training and programs or other traffic-related resources, go to ridesafegeorgia.org or call (678) 413-4281 or (800) 342-9819.last_img read more

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Man Killed During Dispute with Ex-Girlfriend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Mastic Beach teenager stabbed and killed his mother’s ex-boyfriend early Monday morning after the man brandished a gun and attacked the woman inside her house, Suffolk County police said.No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed as homicide detectives continue to investigate the case, police said.Authorities said 48-year-old Norman Shields entered his ex-girlfriend’s Selden Road home at 3:45 a.m. and confronted her and her new boyfriend. Shields then brandished a gun, according to police, and started to assault 31-year-old Natasha Bivens but was stabbed to death by Bivens’ 13-year-old son who came to her defense, police said. Shields was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, police said.The former couple’s 4-year-old child was also in the house but wasn’t injured, police said.Anyone with information regarding the stabbing is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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French fury after Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

first_img‘EU must be effective’ Sanofi’s chief in France, Olivier Bogillot, sought to play down his boss’s comments on Thursday, saying “the goal is to have this vaccine available to the US as well as France and Europe at the same time.”But that would only be possible “if Europeans work as quickly as the Americans,” Bogillot told BFM television, saying the US government had pledged to spend “several hundreds of millions of euros.””The Americans have been effective in this period. The EU must be just as effective in helping us make this vaccine available quickly,” he said. In April, Sanofi joined forces with Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline to work on a vaccine, though trials have not yet started, and any successful treatment would be available toward the end of next year at the earliest.Their project is being funded in part by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is one of dozens of vaccine projects underway to combat the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China last December.This month, the European Union spearheaded a global effort to raise about $8 billion for research on coronavirus vaccines, treatment and testing, a move welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO).But Washington pointedly refused to participate, potentially undermining the effort.US President Donald Trump has announced he would slash funding to the WHO, which he accused of acting too late on the COVID-19 threat and of mishandling efforts to stem the outbreak.Trump also said this month: “We are very confident that we’re going to have a vaccine… by the end of the year,” a prediction that few health experts consider likely. The French government cried foul Thursday after pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said it would reserve first shipments of any COVID-19 vaccine for the United States, saying the move would be “unacceptable” in a crisis that has killed nearly 300,000 people worldwide.The French multinational’s chief executive Paul Hudson said Wednesday that the US would get first dibs because its government was helping to fund its vaccine research.”The US government has the right to the largest pre-order because it’s invested in taking the risk,” Hudson told Bloomberg News. “That’s how it will be because they’ve invested to try and protect their population, to restart their economy,” he said. “I’ve been campaigning in Europe to say the US will get vaccines first.”His comments drew outrage from officials and health experts, who noted that Paris-headquartered Sanofi has benefited from tens of millions of euros in research credits from the French state in recent years.”For us, it would be unacceptable for there to be privileged access to such and such a country for financial reasons,” France’s deputy finance minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told Sud Radio Thursday.Pannier-Runacher said she had immediately contacted the group after the comments from Hudson, a British citizen who took over as Sanofi’s chief last year. “The head of Sanofi’s French division confirmed to me that a vaccine would be available in every country and obviously… to the French as well, not least because it has production capacity in France,” she said.France’s higher education minister, Frederique Vidal, said Sanofi’s plan to give the United States priority access would be “incomprehensible and disgraceful” since a successful vaccine must be “a public good for the world.” Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization at 266 Sites Across Pennsylvania

first_img Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced an investment of $44 million for 266 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources, and help revitalize local communities.“Communities go from good to great when they provide residents and visitors with parks and trails, access to waterways, and opportunities for healthy outdoor activity,” Governor Wolf said. “This $44 million in grants will support communities throughout Pennsylvania working to protect and improve natural amenities for our citizens.”Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined officials from the City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority at an event adjacent to the Hays Woods property to highlight the grants in Allegheny County.The URA was approved for an $800,000 grant to assist with the acquisition of the 563-acre property that will eventually be turned over to the city for its second largest park for enjoyment and recreation.“Parks nearby are the places where our kids play; that make our urban neighborhoods beautiful and attractive to homeowners; where we gather to build community; and they help attract the businesses that provide jobs,” Dunn said. “It’s fantastic to be able to protect a sizable amount of open space in this dense urban area.”Dunn was joined today at the event by Urban Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Robert Rubinstein and other state and local officials.“The URA is excited to play a role in protecting and preserving this important ecological treasure for future generations of Pittsburghers to enjoy,” Rubinstein told the gathering.Other Allegheny County grant recipients are:Allegheny County, $175,000, for the rehabilitation of South Park;Allegheny Land Trust, $148,600, development of Dead Man’s Hollow Trail System in Dead Man’s Hollow Conservation Area;Allegheny Land Trust, $273,450, payment toward the acquisition of approximately 76.87 acres in Bell Acres, Franklin Park and Sewickley Heights boroughs, Allegheny County and Economy Borough, Beaver County;Bell Acres Borough, $50,000, prepare a conservation and stewardship plan for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed;Brentwood Borough, $100,000, rehabilitation of Brentwood Pool, Brentwood Borough;Coraopolis Borough, $55,000, rehabilitation of Shelley Y. Jones Memorial Park;Duquesne City, $17,800, prepare a Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan;Emsworth Borough, $99,000, rehabilitation of Marmo Park;Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest, $50,000, construction of approximately 16 acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Saw Mill Run Watershed;Hollow Oak Land Trust, $265,800, development of the Montour Woods Greenway in Moon Township;Pittsburgh City, $80,000, prepare Master Site Development Plans for the approximately 257-acre Emerald View Park;Pittsburgh City, $500,000, rehabilitation and further development of Wightman Park;Richland Township, $250,000, rehabilitation and further development of Richland Park;Ross Township, $125,000, rehabilitation of Denny Park;Upper St. Clair Township, $300,000, development of Morton Complex/Community Gardens Connection Perimeter Trail in Boyce Mayview Park;West Mifflin Borough, $20,000, prepare a comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan;Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, $53,650, payment toward acquisition of approximately 61.8 acres in Kilbuck Township, for an addition to Toms Run Nature Reserve and open space protection;Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, $75,000, development of Toms Run Nature Reserve Trail System in Kilbuck and Ohio townships;Whitehall Borough, $30,000, prepare an update to the Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space and Greenway Plan.Additionally, more than $2.36 million is being provided to Heritage Areas for projects including advancing river and trail towns, closing gaps in Pennsylvanian’s destination trails, developing heritage tourism initiatives, improving educational and interpretative signage, and planning and marketing heritage tourism events.The grants are administered by DCNR through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Additional investments include: 49 trail projects; protecting nearly 8,000 acres of open space; nine projects for planting riparian buffers along streams; 14 projects for rivers conservation; and over 100 projects to develop or rehabilitate recreation, park and conservation areas and facilities. A complete list is available on the DCNR website at www.dcnr.pa.gov under Hot Topics. Governor Wolf Announces Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization at 266 Sites Across Pennsylvania December 05, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Most viewed homes this year

first_img446 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Witta, has been the most viewed house in Queensland and the fifth most viewed in the country this yearA country retreat in the rural town of Witta in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, has topped a list of the ten most viewed homes in Queensland for the six months to June on realestate.com.au.It also ranked number five on the list of most viewed homes in the country over the same period. The property, first listed in May for $785,000, is now under offer.A five-bedroom Hamptons-style, new-build home at 12 Watson Street, Camp Hill, came in second on Queensland’s top ten list, and also ranked eighth with property hunters across Australia. After being listed in April it sold in June for $1.786 million.Other properties that made the list range from a seven-bedroom Hollywood-style mansion in the Brisbane suburb of Chandler to a new-build coastal home within a boutique development on Hamilton Island.Only one listing, 30 Arlington Street, Coorparoo, remains on sale, with five others having sold and the rest all under offer. Arlington Street went on the market in March and is seeking offers of more than $2.5 million.Nerida Conisbee, the chief economist for REA Group, said the most viewed properties genreally tend to be in suburbs with good house price growth, and the fact that most were sold indicated that there was still money around despite COVID-19.“It seems to be that people are looking for that escape or properties with room to move.”She said the prevalence of the Hamptons-style home in Queensland’s top ten list was also no surprise as it is a firm house-style favourite in Queensland and New South Wales.Yet location and looks are not the only things that can help boost a listing, Ms Conisbee said, a unique marketing campaign could also make all the difference.“The most viewed house in Australia was in Sydney but it had the most amazing marketing campaign, with a guy doing a funny video,” she said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37THE TOP TEN MOST VIEWED HOUSES 446 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, WittaUnder offer4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 5 car spaces, 4000 sqmThis Witta property is located within minutes of the pretty township of Maleny and is a circa 1920s Queenslander with three bedrooms. It has been sympathetically renovated to retain its character features, such as traditional fretwork, lead-light windows, polished floors, high ceilings and an internal brick wall. There is also a separate granny flat for visitors of could be rented out to holidaymakers. The former owners have created multiple garden rooms, one with an ornate bridge over a large pond and manicured Japanese box circular hedges. The inclusion of a chicken pen, vegetable patch and orchid house offers the perfect opportunity to live an idyllic country life, yet still be within striking distance of beaches and towns along the Sunshine Coast. Spread over 4000 sqm and with a price tag of $795,000, it is no wonder this property was a favourite. It was sold through Dee Bernhardt and Susan Brant of Brant and Bernhardt Property. Maleny.12 Watson Street, Camp HillSold5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, 405 sqm The quintessential Hamptons home, this bespoke new-build is spacious and opulent.From its statement gabled and natural stone facade to its coastal-luxe interiors, the house appears flawless. It features luxury finishings, and a floor plan to suit a busy, modern-day family. It sold in June for $1.786 million through Denis Najzar and James Curtain ofPlace Woolloongabba.172-180 Somerset Drive, MialloUnder offer3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 6 car spaces, 0.73ha This two-level hilltop home with more than 300 sqm under cover is tucked among the trees in a native rainforest. Designed and engineered by celebrated architect Chris Vandyke, and built by an award-winning builder, the home has an outdoor terrace with a wet edge swimming pool. The property is a 20-minute drive from Port Douglas and an hour from Cairns International Airport. It was first listed in October 2019 at $1.15 million and is now under offer with Barbara Wolveridge of Sotheby’s International.Most viewed houses Jan to Jun 2020 on realestate.com48 Vista Park Drive, BuderimSold5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, 1,558 sqmA stunning tropical boardwalk and soaring front portico create a grand entry into the tiled reception foyer that flows into the open-plan living areas of this home among the trees.In a private rainforest setting, it is a unique property and the sunsets that can be captured from the deck are some of the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer. The house was on the market in March and sold in June for $714,000 through Wayne Sweet of Stoke Realty..652 London Road, ChandlerSold7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6 car spaces, 1haIt’s no surprise this Hollywood-style home with its own helicopter pad made it in to the top five most viewed homes. The house, which was bought and renovated almost two years ago to be used as a set for films and TV series, had attracted international attention over the years. Decked out with Versace furniture and endless statues, the house was listed in March with Joseph Lordi of McGrath and was bought in July by a local family, who did not share the previous owner’s taste in decor. The contents of the property were sold at a separate auction on the grounds last month.30 Arlington Street, CoorparooFor saleMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car spaces, 602 sqmInspired by a passion for New York’s penthouses and terrace homes, and infused with touches of Hamptons style, this house is a sprawling family new-build home from award-winning designer Tim Lowe and renowned local builder Sutcom Constructions. This house has it all for someone looking for space in a COVID-19 world. It even has a purpose-built home office with its own private entry and courtyard. The property is on the market for offers over $2.5 million through Denis Najzar and Savva Koulouris of Place Woolloongabba.Hidden Cove 6 6 Acacia Drive, Hamilton IslandUnder offer3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 car spaces, 322 sqmAnother option for those looking for a sea change or a high-return investment property, this new-build home in a boutique development of only 14 properties, offers privacy and exclusivity right on the beach. Boasting taking of $240,000 in its first year of rental income, the equivalent of 6 per cent returns, you can see why it was a popular listing. Hamilton Island one of Australia’s top ten holiday destinations. The property was listed at $1.9 million and is under offer with Wayne Singleton of Sotheby’s International.262 Rainbow Street, ShorncliffeSold5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, 506 sqmA good-looking Queenslander is always a popular choice, so it’s no surprise this family entertainer attracted some attention. Without being too over the top, it is a solid, spacious family home which is close to Shorncliffe State school, St Patricks College, and is minutes from the waterfront. It sold in April in the middle of COVID-19 for $925,000 through Aarthi of Sandgate Real Estate.68 Sirius Street, CoorparooSold5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 car spaces, 809 sqmThis brand-new Hollywood Hills-inspired house was architecturally crafted and built by luxury builder Mati Constructions. Bursting with added extras such as a dog bath, full-size laundry chute, a gym, security system, ducted vacuum on all levels, gas fireplace, ducted air conditioning, hardwood floors …need I go on? The house sold in June for $3.05 million through Trevor Egan of Ray White, Bulimba.10 Tiburtina Crescent, Seven HillsSold5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, 427 sqmLast, but not least, on the list is this five-bedroom Hamptons-style (yes, another one) home in Camp Hill. Potential buyers could probably not tear their eyes away from the Italian Carrara marble in the custom-designed kitchen with the ever sought-after large island bench. Or maybe they were take in by the herringbone-laid French oak flooring, wainscot panelling, skirtings, architraves and French pattern travertine tiling? Whatever they were looking at it hit the spot with someone who paid $1.545 million for the house in June through Steven Gow of LJ Hooker Avnu – Brisbane Inner South.last_img read more

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Leslie Glen “Les” Grenat

first_imgLeslie Glen “Les” Grenat, 82 of Aurora, passed away on Friday September 9, 2016 at Aurora, IN.He was born on January 14, 1934 to the late Clarence and Nellie (Robinson) Grenat. He was a graduate of Moores Hill High School. Les worked as a Truck Driver for Aurora Casket with over 35 years of service. He was a semi truck driver who truly enjoyed driving and he was proud of the fact that he traveled to every state except for two.Les was a member of the Alliance church where he served as a Deacon. His faith was very important to him, he loved the Lord. He was a major contributor to the Church Life Center. He was also a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge and a former member of the Moose and Eagles. He was a pipe smoker, square dancer, and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and being out on the river, honestly he just absolutely enjoyed life. He was affectionately known as Lester the pesterer, he loved to tease. After his accident, Les still found ways to have quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren”His Bunch Of Hillbillies”. Even with paralysis, he managed to make special time with golf cart rides around the property. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family.Les is survived by his children, Sharon (Marvin) Scott, Clarence (Lesley) Grenat, David (Christina) Grenat, Kathy (Mario) Shepherd, Michael Grenat, Diana (Eric) House and Carol (Bill) Dirr; grandchildren ,Jeremy, Leslie, Carrie, Misty, Tami, Patrick, Josef, Christopher, Branden, Jacob, Jared, Tara, Dustin, Dionne and William, Jenny , Diana and Bobbi-Jo, Daughter-in-law, Melinda Grenat, sister Eleanor Whiteman; 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Nellie Grenat, wife of almost 50 years, Patricia Grenat, children, Danny Grenat, Bobby Grenat, Donnie Grenat and Debbie Grenat; Grandson James Grenat and siblings,Virginia Schoonover and Donald Grenat.Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 pm.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Life Church (formerly, Alliance Church), with Pastor Dean Greenwood officiating.Burial will take place in the Hogan Hill Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Memorials are suggested to the Life Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at 812-926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Online condolences can be given at www.rullmans.com.last_img read more

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WBB : Hillsman thinks SU passes tournament ‘eye test’ after win

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Quentin Hillsman called it keeping the bid alive. Syracuse needed a win Saturday against St. John’s to keep its chance of reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time in three years afloat.‘We knew how important to win this game was just to keep our NCAA tournament bid alive,’ SU head coach Hillsman said in a phone interview after the game. ‘And we wanted to come out and play tough and win the basketball game.’His team did just that.Whereas last year’s team struggled in the closing moments of tight games, this year’s Orange (19-7, 7-6 Big East) shined in the final minutes of a 78-67 win over St. John’s (18-8, 7-6). Syracuse scored on nine of its final 10 possessions to pull away from the Red Storm after trailing most of the game. And once again, SU’s interior game got the job done.Kayla Alexander and Iasia Hemingway led the way for Syracuse with 26 and 13 points, respectively. The orchestrators of Hillsman’s high-low attack combined for 12 points in the final six minutes alone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We just took good shots,’ Hillsman said of the shot selection late in the game. ‘We knew we had a big advantage getting the ball inside. So we really did a good job of getting the ball in the paint. It was a very unselfish game by Tasha (Harris) and Erica (Morrow) and Elashier (Hall) to really throw the ball inside.’The Orange jumped out to a 10-0 lead early over the Red Storm and carried over momentum from Wednesday’s big home win against Louisville.But after that opening surge, St. John’s responded. At the 13:11 mark of the first half, the Red Storm tied the game at 14 and took the lead on its next possession. From that point, the Orange trailed until the final five minutes of the game.What allowed Syracuse to climb back was a dominant rebounding performance. Syracuse more than doubled the rebounding total of St. John’s, holding a 44-21 advantage. Alexander and Hemingway combined for 14 of those. In all, four SU players had at least five rebounds.‘There’s no question we did a very good job on the glass,’ Hillsman said. ‘We really rebounded the ball well. Every time they took a shot, we were there to get a good box out.’This was especially true down the stretch. St. John’s tallied its final offensive rebound with 7:28 remaining. After that, it was one and done each time down the floor.‘We knew that if we could hold them to one shot instead of multiple shots that we would have a good chance to win the game,’ Hillsman said.This game highlighted an important difference between this year’s and last year’s team. Before the season started, Hillsman said last year’s team was only a few possessions away from making the NCAA tournament and being ranked in the preseason polls. A couple of more intelligent decisions, and they would have been there.A year older and wiser, this team seems to have learned how to play in close games. So far, Syracuse has three conference wins by 10 points or less. And it won Saturday’s game by 11.‘It was about five to 10 possessions that really changed our season,’ Hillsman said at the team’s annual media day in October. ‘So we need to pay attention to the details and really do some things that will have us play better basketball down the stretch and really close games out.’With the win, the Orange has a good chance to finish the regular season with a 9-7 record in conference play. Three games remain for SU, two of which are probable wins over Cincinnati and Providence. A game at Connecticut follows before the Big East tournament.At this point in time, Hillsman thinks his team passes the ‘eye test’ to get into the tournament. But he can’t be positive. After all, he’s seen Big East teams with a similar record get snubbed in the past.‘It’s tough because I’ve seen 9-7 teams not get in,’ he said. ‘Honestly, I think that we’re plenty worthy of it. We have some very good wins. We have some very good wins against some top 50 teams. And we’re finishing the season strong so far.’[email protected]center_img Published on February 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

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