Donald Stillabower,

first_imgDonald Stillabower, 88, of Greensburg, passed away on July 20, 2019 surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 27, 1931 in Shelby County, Indiana, the only son of Ross and Delcie (Spicer) Stillabower.  He married his wife of 63 years, Mary (Thompson) Stillabower on July 20, 1956.Donald is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Melanie (Bob) Lane of Woodridge, IL, and Lynda (John) Lane of Shelbyville, IN; son, Duane (Helen) Stillabower of Columbus, IN, 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister- Betty Jean Rainbolt of Connersville.He was preceded in death by his parents and daughters, Vivian and Julie Stillabower.Don was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Greensburg, Indiana.He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He also worked at Cummins, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed being outside, gardening and collecting John Deere tractors. Don was a jokester and loved giving people a hard time!Military Graveside Honors will be Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00 am at South Park Cemetery. Rev. David Blazier will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home in care of Marianne Lane, Don’s 3 year old great-granddaughter who is awaiting a heart transplant. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

QPR tipped to sign Fer as speculation over Remy and Cesar continues

first_imgQPR have all but completed the signing of Netherlands midfelder Leroy Fer from Norwich City, according to Dutch media reports.Fer, who featured for his country at the recent World Cup in Brazil, is tipped to finalise a move to Loftus Road shortly.The Daily Mail, meanwhile, reports that Rangers are discussing a £5m deal for Fer and that goalkeeper Julio Cesar is wanted by Benfica.Brazil goalkeeper Cesar is still under contract at QPR.There continues to be speculation about Loic Remy’s future and the terms of his QPR contract.The Daily Mirror reports that teams in the Champions League can buy him for £8.5m and the rest of last season’s top six for £11m, while other clubs – including Newcastle, where he was on loan last term – would have to pay £15m.It is also claimed that Remy is asking for wages of £80,000-90,000-a-week and is not willing to take a pay cut.See also:Fer’s agent denies QPR talks and Redknapp plays down Dawson linkFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt State beats Chico State in West 2 Regional final, will host Dixie State in Super Regionals

first_imgChico >> For the Humboldt State softball team, it’s starting to look a lot like last year.Three regional games played, three wins in Humboldt State’s back pocket, with the latest coming in Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 win over Chico State in the West 2 Regional final to clinch a spot in next week’s Super Regional.The Jacks’ reward was not only extending its season at least one more week, but also having the chance to host Super Regional play starting on Thursday.Just like last season, the road …last_img read more

Poll: Honeycomb – Better to Fork or Merge?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology At this week’s press event at Google headquarters, Google Director of Products for Mobile Hugo Barra told journalists that the newest version of the Android mobile operating system, version 3.0, also known as “Honeycomb” is designed for tablets, and just tablets. At least, for now. He said the company is considering what features should make their way over from Honeycomb to the smartphone OS, Android 2.3 aka “Gingerbread.”“We will take some of the innovations from Honeycomb and think about how they apply to phones,” he said. But later, company spokesman Andrew Kovacs commented to PCMag.com via email that “all of the UI changes are the future of Android” (emphasis ours).We’re a little confused, and it seems like Google might be too. But from what it sounds like, Honeycomb will sort of merge with Gingerbread, and not fork into a separate OS, as had been expected. Is that the right way for Google to go? Tell us what you think in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.No Forking Here?According to Kovacs’ email, the version of Honeycomb Google introduced this week is “optimized for tablet form factors…which is where you’ll first see Honeycomb.”First?Well, that makes sense – there are certain developments that could certainly make their way from Honeycomb to the smartphone, it seems. For example, the video chat capabilities in Google Talk, the drag-and-drop feature in Gmail, the 3D widgets, the video-editing app called Movie Studio, and more.Already, one of Honeycomb’s newest features called Fragments, which allows for a multi-pane UI, has been designed to be modular so that developers can write apps for any screen size.  And when our own Mike Melanson caught up with Barra at the event, Barra explained that Google will provide developers and designers with tools so they can create apps on Honeycomb that will work both on smartphones and tablets. There are “no compatibility issues that you could point to today,” said Barra.No Wait, Honeycomb for Phones is a “Maybe”That’s all well and good, except for one thing: Barra also said that bringing Honeycomb features to smartphones is just a maybe, not, as Kovacs said, “the future of Android.” In a story from The Register, Barra stated that Honeycomb was for “large-screen tablet-sized devices,” but when pressed for details on phone support said, “we don’t know. That’s a conversation we’re having right now.”Wait, what?It sounds like Google rolled out the Honeycomb OS, without understanding which, if any, of its features will flow from tablets to phones.Such is the pace of innovation?Poll: Should Google Fork Android?The question now is, should Google go ahead and officially fork Android into two separate OS’s? Or should it continue on the same path it is now, where the two variations exist separately but with some feature crossover expected in the future? Or maybe Google should just abandon its former UI and attempt to make the Honeycomb UI the face of Android, as best it can, for any sized device?What do you think? Tell us in this week’s poll.center_img Tags:#Android#mobile#Poll Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

QUEENSLAND UNDER 19 CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgThe Queensland Under 19 School Championships were held over the weekend in Toowoomba, with the competition throwing the odd curve ball here and there as teams came and went, often in an unexpected fashion. The depth amongst Queensland’s juniors was shown again, with both grand finals bringing the crowd to life and keeping them entertained until the final siren had blown. In the girls Under 19 division it was a weekend of upsets with favourites Metropolitan East were knocked out by Northern in the qualifying final, who were then defeated by the Sunshine Coast in their semi. Metropolitan West also caused a stir, accounting for defending Champions South Coast in their semi final. Metropolitan West then faced the ever improving Sunshine Coast in the grand final, with the winner only decided in the final minute of play when Wests’ Ali Brigginshaw set up the winning touchdown for her side with a brilliant pass. The 3-2 scoreline was made closer by both sides being unable to capitalize on opportunities throughout the match. Delwyn Tupuhi from Metropolitan West was awarded Player of the Final for her performance. In the boys Under 19’s semi finals, the South Coast side accounted for Sunshine Coast, while the highly fancied Metropolitan East were beaten in a drop off by Central Queensland. It was back to back titles for the South Coast boys Under 19’s side, who held off a spirited Capricornia (Central Queensland) side, 6-5 in a high scoring and skilful encounter. Josh Dwyer was awarded Player of the Final for his performance for South Coast. Congratulations to Alyce Hulbert (Metropolitan East) and Ashleigh Sheppard (South Coast) who were awarded as the MVP winners for the tournament. All results can be viewed at the following Queensland School Sport link: http://secondarytouch.schoolsport.qld.edu.au/last_img read more

20 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino: I won’t run away like a kid

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: I won’t run away like a kidby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he won’t walk out on the club.Poch is under fire after Tuesday’s 7-2 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich.But he claims when he told his players to “man- up” afterwards he was referring to himself.He said: “I am responsible for the situation of the team. I cannot escape or run away like a kid.“You need to behave like a man, face the problems and stick to your ideas. Be the leader the team need.”Poch added: “This is a moment to stay all together.“I accept the opinions when you don’t win. In the end, all that happened is that we lost a game.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: WVU Great Tavon Austin Posted A Selfie While Having The School’s Logo Tattooed On His Chest

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tavon Austin was one of the most exciting players in college football during his time at West Virginia, and now he’s ready to rep his alma mater forever. Austin posted a selfie while getting the West Virginia logo tattooed on his chest to Instagram. That is some serious dedication.Austin’s former WVU teammate Bruce Irvin is also a fan of the Rams receiver’s new ink.I see u ! RT @CHIEF_24_: First @BIrvin_WVU11 and now @Tayaustin01 so awesome to see these athletes show #WVU love pic.twitter.com/vDpERY97id— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 18, 2015 It would be hard for Austin to become even more popular with Mountaineer fans, but he may have pulled it off.last_img read more

Here’s What We Think The Big 12 Divisions Would Look Like

first_imgThe Big 12 Conference's logo.Earlier today, the Big 12 announced that it had unanimously approved the re-institution of a conference championship game in 2017.The league also announced that it would likely split into a pair of five-team divisions, which drew a slew of outside criticism. What’s the point of divisions if doing round-robin? The Big 12 is clueless https://t.co/En2GE7PZ9D— Jason Brown (@JasonBrown96) June 3, 2016We decided to try and figure out how those divisions might look when they are formed. Here’s what we came up with:NorthOklahoma Oklahoma State Kansas Kansas State West VirginiaSouthTexas Texas Tech Baylor TCU Iowa StateLet’s take a look at how we arrived at these splits. First, Oklahoma and Texas will definitely be split up. Texas will likely want to be in a division with the other Texas schools, and it makes geographical sense. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State fighting it out for North supremacy and a spot in the title game makes things interesting. The Kansas schools then get grouped in with the two Oklahoma programs. Iowa State makes zero sense in the South, but neither does Missouri in the SEC East. Additionally, we had to beef up the North a little bit, so we gave them West Virginia, a better program than the Cyclones. Do these divisions make sense, or should we have switched some things around? How would you have done them?last_img read more

Reddit’s ‘Most Popular College Football Team In Every State’ Is Rather Inaccurate

first_imgA map of the most popular teams on Reddit.reddit most popular football teamThe folks over at Reddit often put together some pretty cool maps that show college football fandom across the country. But the latest graphic will leave you scratching your head just a bit.The below photo shows the most popular college football team that plays in each state. The problem? Anyone could vote – not just people who live in that state.As a result, we have UAB beating out both Alabama and Auburn as the most popular team in the state of Alabama. And Georgia Tech beating out Georgia in Georgia. Check it out: We’re not sure what we learned here – but we’re ready for college football season nonetheless.last_img read more

International effort widens for missing Nigerian schoolgirls

first_imgLAGOS, Nigeria – International efforts have widened to trace more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants in Nigeria, while France has called for African leaders to hold a summit focused on the issue.Israel on Sunday joined the bid to find the 223 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria’s restive northeast four weeks ago, but Washington said U.S. troops would stay out of any rescue mission.“There’s no intention, at this point, to [put] American boots on the ground,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told ABC television, admitting that finding the girls would be no easy task.Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone and accepted an offer for assistance in finding the girls, who were kidnapped from their school dormitory in the town of Chibok, Borno state, on April 14.Jonathan told Netanyahu that, “Nigeria would be pleased to have Israel’s globally acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise deployed to support its ongoing operations,” according to the president’s spokesman Reuben Abati.Britain, the United States and France have already sent specialist teams and equipment to help Nigeria’s military in the search concentrated in the remote northeast, which has been hit by five years of deadly violence.French President Francois Hollande said a summit on security in west Africa, focusing on Boko Haram, could be held as early as this Saturday “if the countries agree.”“I suggested, with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a meeting of Nigeria’s neighboring countries,” he said on Sunday during a visit to Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. Demonstrators hold a vigil for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2014. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFPThe leaders of at least five African countries — Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin — may take part, a source close to the president said.Nigeria’s government has been criticized as slow to respond to the crisis, and Amnesty International claimed on Friday that the military had prior warning of the impending abductions.Abuja has since been forced into action after a groundswell of national and international outrage that has included protest marches across the world.Jonathan has said he believes the girls are still in Nigeria. Searches were being conducted in the Sambisa forest area of Borno state, where the military has previously found Boko Haram camps and arms caches.There are fears, however, that the girls may have been moved across the border into Chad and Cameroon.‘Utterly merciless’Boko Haram, whose name translates loosely from the Hausa language spoken widely in northern Nigeria as “Western education is sin,” has attacked schools, churches, government installations and, increasingly, civilians since 2009.This year alone more than 1,500 people have been killed, despite a state of emergency imposed in three northeast states in May last year which was designed to put down the insurgency but has failed to stem the bloodshed.The militants were blamed for another attack on Friday night that completely destroyed the village of Liman Kara in northeastern Adamawa state.The kidnapping of young girls and women has been used as a previous tactic, but the scale of these abductions — and threats from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau to sell the girls as slaves — has galvanized the international community into action.U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, in a recorded message on Saturday, described the kidnappings as “unconscionable,” adding to condemnation from governments, religious leaders of all faiths, Hollywood celebrities, business figures and ordinary people around the world.The leader of the world’s Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, warned that dealing with Boko Haram would be fraught with danger, as his opposite number in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, pledged his support for the girls’ return.Welby, an oil executive before joining the Church, has experience negotiating with violent groups in the oil-producing Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria.He told BBC radio in an interview that the girls faced a “colossal” risk.“They’re in the hands of a very disparate group which is extremely irrational and difficult to deal with, and utterly merciless in the example it’s shown in the past,” he said.Negotiating would be “extremely complicated” because of Boko Haram’s disparate structure, while poverty and mass unemployment in mainly Muslim north Nigeria — factors seen as fueling support for the group — have to be addressed, he added. Facebook Comments Related posts:Nigerian president orders probe into schoolgirls’ kidnapping Obama not seeking plans for US troops to rescue Nigerian girls Bringing home Nigeria’s missing girls Boko Haram’s horrendous abduction of 234 teenage girlslast_img read more

More than half of disabled people who have tried t

first_imgMore than half of disabled people who have tried to buy tickets for live music events have had to call premium-rate phone numbers to arrange access, according to a new survey.Four-fifths of those surveyed said they had experienced problems with booking access alongside their ticket, while nearly three-quarters said such barriers had been discriminatory.The results of the national online survey were published by the user-led music charity Attitude is Everything (AiE) as part of its fourth State of Access Report on the live music industry.Of the 53 per cent who said they had been forced to use premium rate phone lines to book access, several reported that this had cost them more than £20 in phone charges.Although the survey results cannot be directly compared – because they were obtained through different methods – they do appear to show an improvement since a survey of AiE mystery shoppers in 2014 found 95 per cent of respondents had experienced problems when booking access and 88 per cent said they had felt discriminated against.This year’s State of Access Report focuses on problems associated with booking tickets for live music events.Publishing the report, the charity also launched a new taskforce, the Ticketing Without Barriers Coalition, which aims to address five key problems encountered by Deaf and disabled live music fans when booking tickets.The pan-industry group includes more than 35 trade bodies, ticketing agencies, event promoters and venues, including UK Music, PRS for Music, Ticketmaster, Festival Republic and Live Nation.The areas the coalition will address include: the need for a single proof-of-disability system that is uniformly recognised and accepted across the UK; all venues and events to provide quality online information about access; more choice and flexibility when booking tickets for fans with access requirements; and a more dependable system for managing access bookings.The coalition will also target the need for “equal access”, so that disabled fans can book access for pre-sales of tickets, VIP and artist meet-up tickets, and when using entertainment gift cards; can resell accessible seats; are not charged to use access booking lines; and can easily book tickets for a personal assistant if they need one.The report concludes that access across the live music industry “remains a mixed picture”.It adds: “Many venues and events have moved beyond basic reasonable adjustments to improve access for customers in impressively creative and collaborative ways.“On the other hand, there are venue and event organisers now being left behind as they continue to enact outdated and potentially discriminatory policies that impact the ability of Deaf and disabled people to access the paid-for services they provide.”Suzanne Bull (pictured), AiE’s chief executive and the government’s disability sector champion for music, said: “Although there has been much progress in making the ticketing process accessible and inclusive, and certain venues and companies are definitely getting this right for their Deaf and disabled customers, we felt that only a comprehensive and truly unified approach would be able to drive through the real and lasting changes that we need. “In 2018, every large-scale music event should be all-inclusive.“Disabled customers should be able to buy a ticket online, they should be encouraged to attend shows with their friends, and not have to jump through undignified hoops when things go wrong.”Sarah Newton, minister for disabled people, said: “Going to a gig or festival is an experience that everyone should be able to enjoy.“It’s therefore incredibly important that disabled people have the right access when booking tickets for live music events, which is why I’m really pleased to see leading businesses from across the music industry coming together to improve accessibility. “We know that disabled people and their households have a combined spending power of £249 billion a year, proving that being inclusive isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense.”AiE also announced that it will convene a new cross-sector group that will “exchange ideas and unite around common principles when it comes to accessibility”, across music, cinema, theatre, heritage and sport, and will focus on issues such as the provision of access information, providing evidence of access requirements, and implementing access bookings.Organisations that have already pledged to join the group include Arts Council England, Shape Arts, Level Playing Field, UK Theatre and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.Picture by Joanna Dudderidgelast_img read more