Brookville, In. — The Brookville American Legion will hold a fried chicken and smoked pork chop dinner on Friday, October 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Ten pieces of chicken for $10, five pieces for $6, smoked pork chops are one for $4 and two for $7. French fries and cole slaw are $2 each.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Paris Saint-Germain is selling a new jersey online with the profits going to local hospitals and nursing staff dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. It is the fifth MotoGP race to be canceled or postponed.The next race at risk is the French Grand Prix on May 17 at Le Mans.___The Turkish Boxing Federation says national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifying competition in London.The federation says the boxing team went to a training camp in Sheffield on March 3 to prepare for the competition and traveled to London on March 11. All team members stayed at the same hotel and ate at the same cafeteria. The French champion’s jersey bears the emblem “Tous Unis” (All United) on the front.A total of 262,500 euros (about $288,000) will be raised if all 1,500 jerseys priced at 175 euros ($192) are sold.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi says “we can only be sensitive to and grateful for the astounding work” that medical staff on the front line have done against the virus.___The Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP circuit scheduled for May 3 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC is running the qualifying competitions for boxing because governing body AIBA has been suspended.The Turkish team competed on March 15 and 16 and returned home on March 17 after the IOC halted the competition. All team members were quarantined on return.The federation says Guler and Dumlupinar are being treated in the hospital. Two other boxers who complained of high fever are awaiting the results of their tests.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Latest: PSG selling new jerseys online to raise money March 26, 2020
Pedro Alvarez strikes out against Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 4-1. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) As of Monday morning the Pittsburgh Pirates had a six game lead on the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres as far as a claiming a potential wild card spot in the MLB National League race toward the post season.The only thing that worries me, I mean really really, worries me is the Bucs’ lack of consistency on offense. I am really concerned that once the offense catches up to the pitching there might be a slew of arms that might be too worn out to be effective even if Pittsburgh advances.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to do a masterful and magical job in regards to gleaning all that he can from his slightly above average pitching staff. Now he must divert his attention to the “bats” of the Bucs’ so that they may become a force in the success of the team.The team has a good defense and a borderline great pitching staff but the pitchers have to have elevated blood pressure levels when they take the mound almost every game wondering if the offense is going to show up. Oh yeah, I have heard all of the glib and folksy sayings; “a good offense is a great defense. Defense wins championships, one less run scored on you means one less run that you have to score and so on and so on…But you know what guys and dolls? When you score runs in baseball that means your opponents are going to be forced to use their entire reservoir of athletes especially role players to pinch hit in the later innings when a team is usually in a catch up position and also having to use more relief pitchers than they have to. The more any team forces the opponent to deplete their reserves those players will not be as rested when the post season rolls around. When any team in any sports has a good offense the other team will always be back on their heels.When the Pirates had the “lumber company” one of the most feared lineups during the last 40 years in baseball, the Pirates pitchers could relax, gamble and take the mound and throw with confidence. Most of the time they did not worry too much about throwing a homerun ball or two because they understood that the seventh, eighth and ninth innings generally belonged to the boys’ “who ran hard and carried the big sticks.Pitchers did not have to fret and go into the dugout and bash water coolers and smash bats against the walls because they knew if they just relaxed and got their act together the Calvary was on the way led by five star General Clemente, four star general Wilver Dornell Stargell and the rest of the “green weenie” battalion there was bound to be a few “bugs loose on the rug” as the Bob “the gunner” Prince would say before the night was over.When your team can hit in baseball, that single component of the game can bring loads of confidence to your team and shivers of fear to the opponent. Nothing can shake a team on the field or in the dugout more than hearing an electric crack of the bat, followed by an outfielder not even moving an inch as he watches the baseball on a specific trajectory as it exits the ballpark. The Pirates have to put a complete team on the field if they are going to be successful in the short and long term. Pirates GM Neil Huntington has stopped the bloodletting as far as giving away all of the Pirates prospects and great talent is concerned but the Pirates have to put all of their marbles out there so they may have a maximum chance of winning everyday. This team is getting ready to blossom but the gardener has to keep fertilizing the rosebush.Gone but not unforgotten. There are athletes that never receive the accolades and credit that they deserve. Then there are everyday folks, our families, neighbors and friends that love and play sports for recreation, as a stress reliever or for just plain fun. Many of them are stars of the sidewalk sidelines and the asphalt courts of America. One such young man was “little” Robert Nichols. Robert was my neighbor, no correction he was more like a son to me for over a decade and he was afflicted with sickle cell anemia. To me he represented more than just constant hospital stays and blood transfusions.Although for most of his young life (he passed away less than a month after we celebrated his 21st birthday) he was far too ill and it was far too risky for him to participate in organized sports but it was always a beehive of neighborhood activity around the basketball hoop that his mother Leslie set up for him and his “boys” directly across the street from her garage. Robert had one of the sweetest jump shots I have ever seen, Michael J. and “Doctor J.” would have been impressed. And when football season rolled around out came the Black and Gold and man; I am convinced that with his “shake” move he could juke Darrelle Revis, or even my boy Ike Taylor out of their shoes. Robert is one of the fallen but he will not remain down or forgotten. I am going to miss his fist pumping after making a “3” but more than that, way more that that I am going to miss him. When you look up into the sky tonight and it appears that one of the stars is missing from the “Big Dipper” constellation don’t rub your eyes or think that you are confused because you are not having an illusion. A star was born but now a star is gone. (Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)
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When the Kansas City Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders Thursday night, the outcome will go a long way toward determining who wins the AFC West and will influence the whole conference’s playoff picture. But further down the game’s list of notable implications is the fact that it’s one of the best Thursday night games1We’re counting any prime-time game played on a Thursday as a Thursday night game, even though some games played on Thursday nights are marketed as “Sunday Night Football” or “Monday Night Football” and some games marketed as “Thursday Night Football” are played on other days of the week. in NFL history.Just like when I sized up the awfulness of Week 8’s Jaguars-Titans Thursday night tilt, we can measure the quality of a given NFL matchup by taking the harmonic mean of the two teams’ pre-game Elo ratings (FiveThirtyEight’s pet metric for estimating a team’s quality at any given moment). And according to that measure, tonight’s K.C.-Oakland game is the seventh-best Thursday night matchup in NFL history: The best Thursday night NFL matchups of all time 111/29/07DallasGreen Bay166016491655 211/27/14**SeattleSan Francisco166816291648 69/9/04*New EnglandIndianapolis166715911628 310/23/14DenverSan Diego168816071646 99/5/13*BaltimoreDenver162816091618 109/10/09*PittsburghTennessee164515931618 411/26/98**MinnesotaDallas167716101643 712/8/16Kansas CityOakland166215861623 811/24/11**BaltimoreSan Francisco162816101619 DATETEAM 1TEAM 2TEAM 1TEAM 2HARMONIC MEAN 59/8/16*DenverCarolina163716341635 *NFL’s season-opening game.**Thanksgiving night game.In each matchup, “Team 1” is the higher-rated team according to Elo.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com At the same time, Monday night matchups have been getting worse, and now the two days have very nearly pulled even in terms of their average quality.2At least in prime time; I excluded non-prime-time Thursday games such as Thanksgiving day games. Both are still far, far below the level established by the league’s flagship prime-time games on Sunday nights. But with more games like tonight’s Raiders-Chiefs tilt, Thursday night is no longer merely a place for the NFL to stash terrible matchups so it can get every team on prime-time TV.Check out our latest NFL predictions. In fact, if we toss out special Thursday occasions — Thanksgiving and the NFL’s annual opening-night showcase — Raiders-Chiefs rises to third-best among the ranks of ordinary Thursday night games. We haven’t seen a matchup this good emerge organically from the Thursday night schedule since the Broncos hosted the Chargers in Oct. 2014.Good Thursday night games like Chiefs-Raiders are part of a larger comeback trend. Thursday night football has been a perennial punchline, particularly since 2012, when the NFL decided to play a Thursday night game almost every week instead of firing the feature up at midseason for the stretch run, as it did between 2006 and 2011. But after a rocky start, the quality of these midweek games has slowly risen over the past five seasons: PRE-GAME ELO RATING
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 10 IMMIGRATION KIOSKS INSTALLED AT SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Related Items:agri-tourism, food import bill, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, reduce, Tourism Linkages Hub Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 3 (JIS): Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the strengthening of linkages between tourism and agriculture has the potential to boost both sectors and reduce the country’s food import bill.He said a demand study conducted by the Tourism Linkages Hub, housed in the Ministry, indicates that tourism can potentially generate the “greatest benefits” for farmers and the suppliers of local produce.Dr. McNeill was addressing tourism and agriculture interests at the first in a series of Tourism Linkages Hub stakeholders’ consultations held recently at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester.Noting that the tourism industry is “doing quite well,” welcoming some 3.5 million stopover and cruise ship visitors over the past two years, he said the sector has also attracted “significant levels of investments” with an additional 5,500 hotel rooms earmarked for development over the next three years.Dr. McNeill said the Government is looking to translate the success of the sector to other segments of the society, including the agricultural sector. He argued that by producing food and selling it to the hotels, attractions, and guest houses, the money stays in Jamaica and reduces imports. “That’s what we want to do…that’s how we are going to grow the economy of Jamaica, and that’s how we are going to enrich Jamaicans,” the Minister said.Dr. McNeill said that for the linkage to work, all stakeholders must collaborate to determine the produce needed, and how these will the supplied in terms of volume, quality, cost, and timelines.“I have said to the hub that we are going to put the systems in place. They have done the demand study; I have gone through it… (but) more work needs to be done; we are going to have to drill down even more into this area (agriculture),” Dr. McNeill said.“The opportunities are there; it’s up to us to really push and do it,” he added.In his remarks, Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said the agro-tourism linkage is an idea “whose time has come.”He commended Dr. McNeill on his vision to establish the linkages hub, and the focus on increasing the supply of local produce to the tourism market. “Dr. McNeill and his team truly understand that cuisine is, indeed, a major component of the tourism and hospitality industry, and that market, therefore, is an attractive and lucrative one for the agricultural sector,” he noted.Mr. Kellier said a close examination of Jamaica’s high food import bill shows that a large proportion of the products brought in goes to the tourism sector.“We believe, however, that Jamaican produce and our renowned cuisine must be a part of the menu provided in our hotels and resorts. We, therefore, welcome every strategy that will enable us to increase our supply to a market that has come right into our front room,” he stated.Mr. Kellier added that: “Jamaica can only prosper on a sustainable basis when we develop and maintain linkages to ensure that every industry and economic activity allows as many people as possible, to prosper.”Over 50 representatives of public and private sector institutions and interests attended the meeting. Recommended for you Tourism Minister Welcomes Spanish Hotel Chain Melia Jamaica Secures Additional Airline Seats Out Of Europe