John S. Ernest

first_imgJohn S. Ernest, 79, of Moores Hill passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his home with family by his side.  John was born Wednesday, October 25, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of John and Dorothy (Huff) Ernest.  He married Betty Ernest and she preceded him in death.  John served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years.  He was a member of Milan VFW, enjoyed camping and going to the casino.John is survived by sons: Dwayne and Dennis Ernest both of Arizona; step-sons: Richard, Michael and Mark Carroll; daughters: Darla McFarland and Dreama Harding both of Milan; children’s mother Lillian Ernest of Moores Hill; brothers: Jerry and Jim Ernest; sisters: Joyce Hunt, Jenny Spears and Jackie Gonzalez; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.A service celebrating his life will take place at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.  Memorials may be given in honor of John to donor’s choice.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032 (812)744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Total helps protect the leopard

first_imgRay Maota The leopard is elusive in nature and isseen here feasting on a springbok. Sperm is collected from a wild leopardfor research purposes.(Images: The Leopard Conservation Project)MEDIA CONTACTS• Fred BerrangeLeopard Conservation Project: Founder+27 82 813 8013RELATED ARTICLES• Big Five cat moves into new reserve• Bringing a taste of Africa to London• Gallery: South Africa’s wildlife• Kruger’s animal populations growingSouth African conservationist Fred Berrange is on a mission to protect the endangered leopard, with the help of petroleum giant, Total.Berrange believes that leopard poaching is just as rife as rhino poaching but isn’t publicised as the latter.“The leopard is as much in danger of extinction as the rhino, but not enough people are aware of this fact,” said Berrange.Berrange, who founded the Leopard Conservation Project in 2000, has saved 19 leopards from traps, snares, illegal cage traps and gin traps, this year alone and has captured and released 75 since its inception.The projects main focus is protecting leopards from poaching, poisoning, trapping and over-hunting but in recent years there has also been an emphasis on the collection of data regarding population, territory, genetics and diversity.Total is sponsoring the project with fuel so that the team of conservationists can move within different regions of the country collecting data on population and territory size, as well as the genetic relatedness and diversity of leopards.“Total’s sponsorship of our fuel is a massive win for us as it means that we can get to where we need to be when we need to be there,” said Berrange, speaking from Gravelotte in Limpopo Province, where he is tracking a leopard in search of food for itself and its cubs.Total is also the supplier of fuel to South Africa’s SANParks body which manages national parks.Reina Cullinan, Total South Africa’s marketing manager, said: “As a responsible company we are passionate about environmental issues and about preserving the country’s wildlife.“We believe that the Leopard Conservation Project is doing vital work in improving the prospects for leopards which are under constant threat from a variety of man related pressures and actions.”The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism along with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment and the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism have all accredited the project as a research organisation, enabling it to collect and process data that will expand the knowledge base of the elusive predators.The focus of the projectThe accreditation by the departments will help the project which covers a study area of 100 000km² in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province.The project has three areas of focus which are protection, research and education.Being a high-profile cat species, the leopard’s value in the tourism industry cannot be underestimated, so the LCP works closely with farmers, conservation bodies and other research organisations to protect its existence.As part of its research, the conservation project teamed up with the University of Johannesburg to “study the physiological, morphological, development and viability of the spermatozoa from the males of these untraditionally researched animals, which could lead to later success in assisted reproduction”, according to Berrange.This will entail the drawing of sperm from the male species to preserve and later use in assisted reproduction because “both tourist and local hunting activities of the leopard will result in a decrease of the ‘good’ gene pool within this species”.To research what motivates the leopards movement, how human habitation and development affects this movement, the leopards that are saved from traps or are sighted get collared to track their movement.The project uses GSM cell phone collars to monitor the collared leopard’s movements. In 2010, 10 leopards were collared.From the research, the population and territory sizes; photographic database of individual leopards; prey preference; infant growth and mortality rates, as well as male to female ratios in specific areas will be known.These findings will assist farmers better protect their livestock and will educate people on the issues facing the leopard due to us infringing on its territory.Helping outAlthough Total and other companies are aiding the project to fulfil its objectives, it is always in constant need of more help.“Some young leopards need to be hand reared and then released back into the wild, this process is costly. Please help the project through sponsoring equipment, services or by depositing into the LCP’s bank account directly,” said Berrange.Those that help out will have their companies logo displayed on the projects website, where they can also find the project’s banking details.last_img read more

SA author wins best world children’s book award

first_imgKiki, the big-haired hero of Anita Poupouroulis’s award-winning children’s book, ‘Oh, What a Tangle!’ (Image: www.AnitaPoupouroulis.com) By Anne Taylor26 November 2013South African author Anita Pouroulis has won a top international award at the China Children’s Book Fair in Shanghai for her picture book, Oh, What A Tangle! The book is illustrated by Monika Filipina Trzpil.The book fair, the first to be held in China, was held over two days in Shanghai earlier this month, and was attended by some of the biggest names in children’s publishing. Published by UK company Digital Leaf, Oh, What a Tangle! was awarded the Golden Pinwheel prize for best International original Picture Book.“These days there are many challenges facing small presses and it was a great thrill to show the rest of the world what we’ve achieved.” – Neil Jeffries, publisherA spokesperson for the Golden Pinwheel Awards said the prize was founded to encourage excellence in children’s publishing and promote cultural diversity and international exchange “while at the same time showcasing the leading edge of the children’s publishing industry, spreading the latest international children’s reading materials and raising the overall quality of children’s reading materials”.The story is about a young girl called Kiki, who has beautiful hair. “But she’s not really into brushing it and prefers to do more fun things like draw on her shoes or paint designs on her hands,” Pouroulis writes on her blog. “And so the usual tangle develops … But the things that happen as a result of this tangle are highly unusual and rather funny!”Digital Leaf, a children’s digital publisher, was formed in 2011 by Neil Jeffries and Dustin Brooks. It only started publishing books last year.Pouroulis grew up in Johannesburg, but now lives in Spain with her family. Oh, What a Tangle! has been translated into Spanish and Catalan.Oh, What A Tangle! has also been developed as an animated interactive app and is available from  iTunes and the Google Play store.last_img read more

Joburg is the top place to be for Africa’s youth

first_imgLive, work and play. What makes Johannesburg the best African city for young people?. (Image: Youthful Cities) 18 February 2014The first comprehensive list to measure the liveability of the world’s cities from the perspectives, expectations and demands of the youth population – as voted for by the youth themselves – has rated Joburg among the top world cities, beating rivals across Africa.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Joburg is the top place to be for Africa’s youthlast_img

U.S., China finalize details to send U.S. beef to China

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003.These shipments are results of the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue co-chaired by Secretary Ross and Secretary Mnuchin for the United States and Vice Premier Wang Yang for China. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the posting of technical documents related to the beginning of shipments.“Today is a great day for the United States and in particular for our cattle producers, who will be regaining access to an enormous market with an ever-expanding middle class,” Perdue said. “Since he was elected, President Trump has brought momentum, optimism, and results to American agriculture families that we haven’t seen in years and this agreement is a great example. I commend the hard work of Secretary Ross, Secretary Mnuchin, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and our USDA representatives. Without their dedication and persistence, this would have not been possible. I have no doubt that as soon as the Chinese people get a taste of American beef they’ll want more of it.”The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted the requirements for its Export Verification program for U.S. establishments shipping to China, which will enable packers to apply for approval to export to China. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has also updated its online Export Library specifying China’s requirements for certifying U.S. beef being shipped there.“I welcome China taking this important step to start allowing U.S. beef imports after shutting them out over 13 years ago,” said Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative. “The President’s firm commitment to fair trade that benefits the United States has made this new U.S. beef export opportunity possible. I encourage China and all countries to base their requirements on international standards and science. America’s ranchers are the best producers of beef in the global economy, and they can compete and succeed wherever there is a level playing field.”China has emerged as a major beef buyer in recent years, with imports increasing from $275 million in 2012 to $2.5 billion in 2016. However, the United States has been banned from China’s market since 2003. The United States is the world’s largest beef producer and was the world’s fourth-largest exporter, with global sales of more than $5.4 billion in 2016. Until the ban took effect, the U.S. was China’s largest supplier of imported beef, providing 70% of their total intake.last_img read more

Celtics Irving may miss date with Raptors over fracture

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Alab + Puso View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. APBOSTON, United States — Boston’s Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a facial fracture and could miss Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, where the Celtics will be seeking to win their 12th straight game.The minor fracture to Irving is just the latest health problem for the Celtics, who are one of the hottest teams in the NBA despite the rash of injuries. The loss of Irving means Boston is without all of its Big Three which also comprises Gordon Hayward (out for season) and Al Horford (concussion). Rookie Jayson Tatum is nursing a sore ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Irving suffered the injury in the first quarter of Friday’s game at the Boston Garden, when he took an accidental elbow to the mouth from teammate Aron Baynes. After the hit, Irving fell to the floor holding his face.Irving was attended to by Celtics trainer Art Horne and left the court clutching a towel over his bloodied face. He was also checked for a concussion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think this team has a chance to be one of those teams that just kind of fights through adversity all the way,” said Boston coach Brad Stevens.Backup point guard Shane Larkin could be pressed into duty if Irving is out Sunday. /cbb CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Nextlast_img read more

2014 State of Origin game times

first_imgThe countdown is on until the 2014 State of Origin Series, to be held at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday, 19 September and Saturday, 20 September 2014. Please see below the times of the games:FridayGame One1.00pm – Women’s 30’s (Field One), Men’s 35’s (Field Two)1.50pm – Men’s 30’s (Field One), Women’s 35’s (Field Two), Men’s 45’s (Field Three)2.40pm – Women’s 20’s (Field One), Women’s 40’s (Field Two)3.30pm – Men’s 20’s (Field One), Men’s 40’s (Field Two), Men’s 50’s (Field Three)4.25pm – Mixed Open (Field One), Men’s 55’s (Field Two)5.20pm – Women’s Open6.10pm – Men’s Open SaturdayGame Two8.00am – Women’s 20’s (Field One), Men’s 40’s (Field Two), Men’s 35’s (Field Five)8.55am – Men’s 20’s (Field One), Men’s 30’s (Field Two), Men’s 50’s (Field Five)9.50am – Mixed Open (Field One), Women’s 30’s (Field Two), Women’s 40’s (Field Three), Men’s 45’s (Field Four), Women’s 35’s (Field Five)10.45am – Women’s Open (Field One), Men’s 55’s (Field Two)11.40am – Men’s Open (Field One)Game Three1.30pm – Men’s 40’s (Field Three), Men’s 35’s (Field Four)2.25pm – Men’s 20’s (Field One), Women’s 20’s (Field Two), Men’s 30’s (Field Three), Women’s 30’s (Field Four), Women’s 40’s (Field Five)3.20pm – Mixed Open (Field One), Women’s 35’s (Field Two), Men’s 45’s (Field Three), Men’s 50’s (Field Four), Men’s 55’s (Field Five)4.15pm – Women’s Open5.10pm – Men’s Open Stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for all of the links to the live streaming of field one games of the 2014 State of Origin Series.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC) and State of Origin Series (SOO). The Touch Football Australia, NYC and SOO websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps and #SOO2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps and #SOO2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksSOO Game Timeslast_img read more

a month agoClub Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Club Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSimon Mignolet says he took the hard option leaving Liverpool.The Belgium international joined Club Brugge this summer after getting fed-up serving as back-up to Alisson.And he says staying and earning his wages at Anfield would have been the easy option.He said: “However, that was the easy option: seeing out remaining two years [of my contract] at Liverpool, making good money at a top European club and being a free agent the age of 33.”But another two years on the bench, that wasn’t in me.”I have been at the end of my patience for the past six or seven months.”The minutes I have already enjoyed with Club Brugge, the qualification against Kiev and Linz, I have not felt that in the last two years.” last_img read more

Video: Oakland’s Max Hooper Runs Into Stands To Hug Father After Senior Day Win

first_imgMax Hooper hugs father after Senior Day win.Vine/Chris VanniniOakland’s Max Hooper is one of the most unique players in all of college basketball. The Golden Grizzlies’ gunner has hit 102-of-229 shots this season, and every single attempt has come from beyond the three point arc. On senior night against Detroit, after scoring 12 points in a 108-97 win, Hooper ran into the stands after the game to see his father Chip, who suffered a stroke in October and has been battling cancer for years.This is one of the most touching college basketball videos you’ll see this year.Video of Max Hooper going into the crowd to see his dad. https://t.co/xuSEQ0H2bN— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) February 27, 2016ESPN has longer video of the emotional moment here.Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free-Press wrote a great story about Max and his father after the game.“It’s something we both embody, that will, that we won’t be denied,” Max said. “Him being here tonight is such a moment. You can’t replicate this moment. It comes around once in a lifetime. He didn’t promise me but said I’m going to be at a game. I believed he would.”Oakland finishes the year 21-10, and second in the Horizon league heading into the conference tournament.last_img read more