Mr. Paul David Scott, age 85, of Hanover, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 22, 1934 in Florence, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Darrell David and Bernice (Bennett) Scott. He was raised in Florence, Indiana and was a 1953 graduate of the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul David was employed for the US Shoe Factory and as a custodian for the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay, Indiana. Paul David resided most of his life in the Vevay community and in the Hanover community since 2012. He enjoyed watching TV and was an avid sports fan. Paul David passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover, Indiana.Paul David will be missed by his sister, Maxine (Scott) Witko of Streator, IL; his brother, Loren Scott and his wife, Melba of North Ogden, UT and his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell David Scott, died May 27, 1961 and Bernice (Bennett) Scott, died May 7, 1990; his half-brother, Maurice Scott and his half-sister, Norma Hill.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice or Jeff Craig Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Division 2 Crazy Eddie’s330261979 Mee Chew2021020-102 Pussy Galore3303510259 San Snack Bar211151504 Joy’s Paradise2021020-102 Chill Out Bar3121228-164 Parrot Inn10178-11 Webby’s Star220228146 Cock Inn330252059 Wobbly’s211151504 Shoot Pool1109633 Black Sheep3031926-73 Results: San Snack Bar P v P Shoot Pool, TJ’s 5 v 10 Pussy Galore, Black Sheep 6 v 9 Dean’s Bar, O’Leary’s 7 v 8 Cock Inn, Joy’s Paradise 5 v 10 Crazy Eddie’s, Mee Chew 0 v 0 Bye, Wobbly’s 8 v 7 Blarney Stone TeamPlayedWonLostForAgainstDiff.Pts. Results & Standings Nov. 1 (week 3) Dean’s Bar211161424 OK Corral321271897 The Lion Bar3122223-15 Jan & Bookie’s321231767 Ruby (2)321261977 TJ’s3031728-113 TeamPlayedWonLostForAgainstDiff.Pts. O’Learys3121728-115 Britannia220191186 Old Thaiangle3122124-35 The Windmill312232215 The Lincoln3121728-115 Bunker Bar3212124-37 Blarney Stone321261977 Moonshine Place2021020-102 Division 1 Results: Bunker Bar 5 v 10 Ruby (2), OK Corral 7 v 8 The Lincoln, The Windmill 6 v 9 The Lion Bar, Jan & Bookie’s 10 ns 0 Chill Out Bar, Britannia 9 v 6 Old Thaiangle, Webby’s Star 0 v 0 Bye, Parrot Inn P v P Moonshine
Rashard Mendenhall (AP Photo/File)PHOENIX (AP) — Running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring from the NFL at the age of 26.Agent Mike McCartney confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that Mendenhall had decided to end his playing career after six NFL seasons, all but one of them with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Mendenhall, the Steelers’ first-round draft pick and 23rd overall selection out of Illinois in 2008, gained 4,326 career yards, averaging 3.9 yards per carry.After signing a free-agent contract with Arizona, he was hampered by a toe injury much of last season and was most effective down the stretch. Mendenhall finished with a team-high 687 yards in 217 carries.Mendenhall had consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the Steelers in 2009 and 2010. A knee injury limited him to six games with Pittsburgh in 2012.
A 22- year-old Barbadian national was on Sunday nabbed with almost one kilogram of cocaine at the Eugene F Correira International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara. About 13:15h, the Barbadian national, who was an outgoing passenger destined for Barbados, was arrested by ranks of the Guyana Police Force at the International Airport, after 914 grams of cocaine, wrapped in undergarments was found strapped to his legs.The cocaine, wrapped in undergarments, that was found strapped to the passenger’s legs
SANTA CLARA — 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman will suit up and start on Thursday night against the Cardinals in Arizona, but he’d rather not.Sherman, an outspoken critic of Thursday Night Football, doesn’t believe his teammates or opponents should be subjected to playing in the middle of the week.“Guys coming off Sunday games, sometimes Sunday night games, playing on Thursday is still just a terrible turnaround,” Sherman said Tuesday. “Guys have gotten it done and obviously guys have …
South Africa’s pavilion at the Shanghai Expo attracted about 3-million visitors. (Image: Mediaclubsouthafrica.com)South Africa’s image as a globally competitive nation has received a major boost from its successful participation in the Shanghai Expo, the government said.Since the expo opened on 1 May 2010, about 3-million people have flocked to the country’s pavilion, which South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma visited on 18 July.More than 190 countries have had a presence at the six-month-long expo, which is the biggest of its kind in the world. It will come to an end on 31 October.“We are sure that the combination of our participation in the Shanghai Expo and the 2010 Fifa World Cup has totally rebranded South Africa to the world,” Dlamini-Zuma said during her visit to the Chinese city.“Not only has South Africa been rebranded, it has also been exposed to a lot of people, especially young people around the world and this has created a better understanding of South Africa and Africa.”The joint African pavilion has attracted about 10-million people over the last few months.These massive turnouts “indicated the interest that the world has taken in Africa and South Africa”, said Dlamini-Zuma, adding that the country has presented itself as a rising modern economy and one of great industrial and scientific power in Africa.The minister said South Africa has proven itself to be a country that’s ready for trade. “South Africa is open for business and ready to serve as a gateway to the rest of Africa.”She tipped the local private sector, which has had a major presence at the expo, to cash in on the exposure it received to further contribute to the country’s economic growth. “This will ensure government delivers on its mandate to improve the lives of all our people.”More South African cities could have been represented at the expo to showcase the country’s urban diversity, Dlamini-Zuma said. “We think that in future, more cities must participate in these expos.”Boost for business cooperationAbout 72 South African organisations have exhibited at the expo, representing sectors like mining, information and communications technology, energy and agro-processing, among a range of other industries.Participation by South Africa’s private sector will strengthen economic ties between the country and China, Dlamini-Zuma said. “We are confident there will be further conversations between these business houses and we will see cooperation in a variety of areas.”As it is, China and South Africa have a healthy trade relationship, with the burgeoning Asian power surpassing the US as South Africa’s biggest trading partner in 2009. “China is one of South Africa’s strategic partners,” Dlamini-Zuma confirmed.Every cent was worth itSouth Africa’s government is predicting lucrative economic spinoffs from exhibiting in Shanghai. “It is too early to calculate the impact of the expo on our economy, but I am confident we will begin to see very positive effects,” the minister said.“All in all, we think every penny spent on organising and participating in this expo has been worth it.”Organisers at the South African pavilion are currently hosting fashion shows, where local designers can show off their latest trends.Throughout the expo South African musicians have fired up Shanghai stages. Jazz maestro Don Laka and flautist Wouter Kellerman are still due to perform in the city. “Our culture has also been showcased … through the performances rendered by South African artists,” Dlamini-Zuma added.Like the line-up of artists, various exhibitions are in the pipeline. “We will also present science, climate change and environmental initiatives. These activities will continue,” South Africa’s Consul-General to Shanghai, Vika Khumalo, said in a statement.
14 May 2013 The South African film industry contributes R3.5-billion annually to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), while providing employment for more than 25 000 people, according to a new impact study on the industry. Releasing study in Pretoria on Friday, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said the government would use the study to strengthen the work being done to provide increased and sustained support for the industry. The minister said the government was in the process of converting the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) into a full-fledged National Film Commission and establishing a National Film Fund. He said the impact study would help the government to create a sustainable funding model for the industry, build partnerships with the private sector, facilitate skills development, and expand access to new markets for South African film makers. “It will also strengthen our ability to advocate for more favourable incentives for the sector so as to attract investment,” Mashatile said. South African films and actors continue to receive acclaim across the globe. Florence Masebe recently won the award for best actress in a lead role for the film Elelwani during the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards. The film also won the best production design award, while a number of other South African productions were nominated and received awards at the event. Earlier this year, the film Layla Fourie received a jury special mention award at the Berlinale International Film Festival, while local comedy Fanie Fourie’s Lobola won the audience choice award for best comedy at the 19th Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona, US in March. In the same month, South African film Otelo Burning added to a long list of accolades, picking up a hat-trick of awards – for best film, best dramatic feature and best surf film – at Australia’s Byron Bay International Film Festival The film gained international recognition and a slew of awards following its release in 2012, including official selection at London’s BFI Film Festival, France’s Lille Film Festival, India’s Chennai Film Festival and the Seattle Film Festival, as well as a nomination for the Golden Needle Award at the Seattle Film Festival. It also won best cinematography and best child actor at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards. Mashatile said these successes showed that the world wanted to hear the South African story – a story of the triumph of the human spirit. “I wish to assure all those involved in the local film sector that your good work has not gone unnoticed. You have the full support of this government.” “We are emboldened by the fact that the study vindicates the view we have always held, that the local film industry, as part of the broader creative industries, is a major driver of economic growth, job creation and the building of sustainable livelihoods.” SAnews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfo
Green Building is Better Building, and Better Building is More Expensive.Learning curve certification and better construction details may come at a premium, but the cost will flatten out. The costs of not building green however, will keep going up.When I teach about green building, someone in the audience always asks the inevitable question: “How much does it cost?” After answering this question several gazillion times, I’ve realized that it boils down to three queries: 1. What does a green rating cost? 2. What’s the learning curve? 3. What will it cost to change the way I build?You pay for the rating, you get quality assuranceThe first question is the only one with a simple answer. A green rating will cost whatever price is charged by the rater. It’s usually a small fraction of the overall cost of the project and ranges from several hundred up to a few thousand dollars. This depends on type of home(s), location, timing, and the amount of technical support you need.What’s often overlooked is that most of the cost is for field verification. This is fundamentally a quality assurance activity—something that is all too frequently lacking in the home building industry. This is a good investment!Learning curves: change is inevitable—adapt or go belly-upThe second cost, while the hardest to predict accurately, can be addressed in a way that most businesspeople immediately grasp: organizations must absorb change routinely; this is simply the cost of staying in business. These ordinary learning-curve costs come from developing new supplier relationships, recruiting and training new personnel, investigating new products and technologies, grappling with new requirements or regulations, and other things. But these costs drop off quickly.What’s notable about the learning-curve costs is that it’s common to attribute them to the particular green building project. However, in reality if you undertake the learning curve it’s because you’ve decided that green building is a sound business direction and will benefit your future market position. These costs are no different from continuing education, updating marketing literature, or developing a new website.The bottom line depends on your shade of green The third cost can be quantified, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer—it depends on where you start and where you want to be. Building practices exist on a spectrum, from bare-bones and barely-legal to net-zero-energy and beyond. Getting from point A to point B is relative.Consider a Hyundai producer who decides to convert the production line over to Honda. The products are generally comparable in size, weight, and look. However, the Honda is (arguably) more durable, better engineered, and more fuel efficient. The Honda also costs a fair amount more. If, however, you’re a Hummer producer and convert to Honda production, your prices won’t increase (they may actually go down), and you’ll incorporate dramatic performance improvements—at least from an environmental impact perspective.Similarly, builders of modest homes who upgrade to green may experience a cost increase. (However, they also may command a higher selling price or faster sales.) Builders of large homes may find opportunities to incorporate efficiencies without experiencing any significant cost increase. For example, a slight decrease in size combined with better up-front design may be a break-even proposition, or better windows and insulation may be offset by reductions in the size of the mechanical equipment. The premiums, when they exist, will disappear as energy prices head for the stratosphere and the value of green becomes more of a no-brainer.Green building is an investment, not a cost Answering this cost question requires that you identify exactly what green building practices or products you will use that differ from your status quo, and cost out those changes. This process means gathering detailed data from staff, consultants, and subcontractors and then value-engineering based on the outcomes. This type of analysis may be essential if you’re working for a production builder with stockholders to satisfy.In a smaller, more informal company, just understanding what changes you will need to make may be enough. Either way, you’ll need to understand where you are and where you want to be on the Hyundai-Honda-Hummer spectrum. And if you do decide to retool your product line, keep in mind that it may not be realistic to expect your product to cost the same, or to sell at the same price point. It’s no longer the same product; it’s a better one.—Ann V. Edminster is an architect and Principal of Design Avenues in Pacifica, California. She is also a GreenBuildingAdvisor at GreenBuildingAdvisor.com.
Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) drives toward the basket during a game against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 17 at Nationwide Arena. Russell led the Buckeyes in scoring with 21 points in OSU’s 97-55 win. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorA change of scenery didn’t seem to affect the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team as it rolled to yet another blowout victory, extending its record to 9-1 on the season.Playing a home game down the road at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-2 lead and didn’t look back as they defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 97-55, Wednesday night.The early run by OSU was started by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who buried a three-pointer to open the scoring. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell also contributed to the fast start, as he added seven points in the first 3:20 of the game.Loving finished the night with 15 points on 4-5 shooting. Russell led the Buckeyes with 21 points on 7-14 shooting.Loving said after the game that playing at Nationwide Arena gave the game a slightly different atmosphere.“It had a Big Ten Tournament feel to it,” Loving said. “Coming into the game, being in a different facility than the Schott, it was something that we are not used to.”The Aggies (1-11) tried to make a late run at the end of the first half, as a pair of three-pointers by junior guard Arturs Bremers cut the OSU lead to 39-26 at halftime.OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game that the mini-run by the Aggies was due to missed opportunities.“I think that we went through a couple lulls where shots weren’t falling,” Matta said. “We just weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be on the defensive end.”OSU senior guard Shannon Scott, who recorded a career high seven steals, to go along with eight points and 12 assists said after the game that Matta got on his team at halftime.“We were up only 13 points I think at halftime and we felt like we should have been up by a lot more,” Scott said. “We took pride in playing more defense and getting more shots up.”The Buckeyes would pull away early after the break, as OSU outscored the Aggies 28-10 in the first eight minutes of the second half.Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams scored all 15 of his points in the second half, as he shot 6-11 from the field.With nine minutes left to play in the game, all 10 Buckeyes that had taken the floor had scored at least two points.The Buckeyes turned the Aggies over a total of 26 times throughout the course of the game, which led to 40 points.Aggie coach Cy Alexander said after the game that by the time his team settled in to the game, it was too late.“We were a little intimidated early on and got down,” Alexander said. “I thought we competed really hard all game, especially in the first half. Give Ohio State a lot of credit, they took advantage of our turnovers.”Despite the blowout win, the Aggies hung with OSU on the boards as each team recorded 32 rebounds.OSU also converted on its first 17 free throws of the game and finished 20-22 from the charity stripe, with the first miss coming from freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate.The free throw shooting is something Matta said he thought the Buckeyes could take advantage of coming into the game.“We felt like we were going to get to the line tonight, (and I) was very pleased with how guys knocked them down,” he said.The Aggies were led by junior forward Bruce Beckford, who scored 15 of the Aggies first 20 points and finished with a game-high 26 points on 11-20 shootingAlthough OSU won in convincing fashion, Matta was not pleased with the way Beckford dominated the Buckeye defense.“No. 32 (Beckford) had just an incredible night. I told our guys at one of the timeouts, ‘we are making this guy look like a first round draft pick,’” Matta said.The Buckeyes now turn their attention to a showdown with the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The matchup will be just the second ranked opponent that OSU will have faced thus far this season.Matta said after the game that he had already started looking at film on the Tar Heels.“Obviously, (they are) a tremendous basketball team. Their size is something that (North) Carolina has always had. A lot like Louisville, they are going to try and pound the ball inside on us.”The Buckeyes are set to return to the court Saturday in Chicago against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the CBS Sports Classic. Tip is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST.