Batesville homecoming plans announced

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Bulldogs will take on the Franklin County Wildcats for homecoming Friday October 6.The parade theme this year is “Seasons.” Each Batesville High School class will compete for the most creative way to incorporate their favorite season into floats. The parade will assemble at 4:30 p.m. and step off at 5 p.m.Float building will be done on October 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., October 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. and October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Entries are still being accepted by emailing [email protected] .The homecoming royalty will be introduced during half-time of the game and a dance sponsored by “Choices” will be held until 11 p.m. after the game.BHS Homecoming Court Candidates,FreshmenJacob WeigelMalia ScheeleKarson MackeKatie BedelSophomoresJacob NobbeMadison ChambersChristian AndersonHalle RenckJuniorsMichael RippbergerBea AmbergerTrey HeidlageSophie BrownSeniors  (King and Queen candidates)Tristian LamppertMolly WintzEmma GausmanQuinten GowdyMaddie PiersonChristian PrickelKelsey HuffnerWill Harmeyerlast_img read more

Redskins’ Dwayne Haskins is ‘for sure’ a contender to start at quarterback, Jay Gruden says

first_img“Oh, for sure,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said when asked if Haskins would be given a chance to compete. “I’d be silly not to. He’s put enough out there on tape to say he deserves a shot, without a doubt.”Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns in his final season at Ohio State in 2018-19. He was also among the FBS leaders in completion percentage, connecting on a staggering 70% of his passes — which ranked fourth in the country. Related News The 22-year-old measured in at 6-3 and weighed 231 lbs at the NFL Combine, making him a tantalizing physical specimen.”I don’t know quite what he can do in the NFL in this system because it’s new to him, but his ability warrants the fact that, hey, let’s take a peek at this big son of a b—,” Gruden said. Washington’s quarterback depth chart is depleted at the moment. Alex Smith suffered a career-threatening compound fracture in his leg late last season. So Haskins will battle against the likes of Case Keenum, Colt McCoy and others while Smith recovers.Many didn’t expect Haskins to fall back as far as he did in the draft, as he was one of its top-rated quarterbacks heading in. The Redskins reportedly explored trading for former Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen for fear of missing out on the top young arms. But they may have gotten a huge steal if Haskins can contribute to the team in a big way immediately, or down the road.Washington is looking to build upon a 7-9 season in which it finished third in the NFC East. Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II to be retried on eight chargescenter_img Dwayne Haskins is in the running for a starting job in the NFL.The Redskins quarterback and No. 15 pick in the 2019 draft received a vote of confidence from his coach Jay Gruden on Friday. NFL news and notes: Patrick Mahomes, Mitchell Trubisky, Baker Mayfield make minicamp headlineslast_img read more

Twin Towns residents urged to attend text alert meeting

first_imgMembers of the Ballybofey and Stranorlar communities are being invited to attend a special meeting on the text alert scheme.The public meeting will be held on Thursday 28th March in the Drumboe Suite Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey @ 7.30pm.All welcome. Twin Towns residents urged to attend text alert meeting was last modified: March 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks respond to ‘kick in the butt’ from management

first_imgSAN JOSE — Brenden Dillon called the shakeup in the Sharks coaching staff a “kick in the butt” Wednesday morning.More than anything, the move to put Steve Spott in charge of the defense, David Barr in control of the forwards and Rob Zettler as the eye in the sky sent the team a message. A shuffle up in the coach’s office is usually the last card management plays before heads start rolling with a trade or someone getting fired. Things are getting urgent after a 1-3-1 road trip last week.The …last_img read more

The seven (or nine) things everyone wants

first_imgMark Rovner and I have been working on a little project – maybe it will turn into a book. We test-drove some of the content at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and the NTC conference attendees were brilliant and contributed much to our thought process! The session was received warmly enough that we were asked to type up a little summary for the NTEN newsletter. I wanted to share that (it’s below), as well as the official blog for this topic. We welcome thoughts, comments, additions — any input at all!Here’s what we said:The NTC in New Orleans was full of fantastic, sparkly, shiny new technology tools. And then there was our session. No winsome widgets, no witty Twittering, no Dopplr-found Doppelgangers.And that was the point.Which is this: What makes technology tools great is not the technology. It’s the people behind them. Successful technology is about bonds, not wires. It’s human connections that matter. “Social media” is about “social” more than it’s about “media”. If you missed our session, we summed it up in the title: The Seven Things Everyone Wants: What Freud and Buddha Understood (and We’re Forgetting) about Online Outreach. Some very human principles make or break the success of absolutely everything you do online. These are the kind of truths Buddha or Freud – explorers of the deepest recesses of the human mind — talked about. To achieve true marketing “enlightenment,” you need to tap into fundamental human needs with your technology – rather than hoping technology can inspire alone. You may think this sounds a bit like Maslow – and it is – but with a twist: Maslow was uncovering human needs; We are showing how his and other deep needs can be employed to foster a more humane world. There are at least seven of these fundamental needs, and that’s what we covered in our session. We threw out a need, and the folks in the session talked about how they’d met it through online communications. (Hat tip to Britt Bravo for capturing the examples so well in her blog.) There are other human needs – we’d like to add simplicity and humor to the list of seven – but this was a start.Here is a taste of our discussion. But the conversation is far from over. Please help us continue it – we’re headed toward a book of some kind, we hope. Talk to us at our official blog for the topic.PLEASE: Don’t just read this article, tell us your story.Need 1: To be SEEN and HEARDMaking someone feel seen and heard is the most powerful thing any of us can do with online communications. On the other hand, not listening is the root of most problems, personal (just ask your partner!) and professional (just ask your co-workers!).Examples of great listening:•Teen Health Talk engages youth to talk about health issues rather than lectures at them.•Oxfam has used Flickr petitions successfully in several campaigns. Two of their staff members recently returned from Darfur and are putting together a video to raise awareness about it. They are collecting questions from supporters to include. The bottom line: See to be seen, hear to be heard.Need 2: To be CONNECTED to someone or somethingPeople are sociable creatures, and they want to find other people that share their interests. That’s what fuels Facebook or Twitter or any number of examples. In fact, one could argue that connecting people to each other is the highest and best use of technology.Examples of great connecting:•BeliefNet has prayer circles where people can share prayers for specific people.•March of Dimes’ Share Your Stories allows families of babies in the NICU to share stories. The bottom line: Engage by connecting to what your audience (NOT YOU) wants to hear.Need 3: To be part of something GREATER THAN THEMSELVESWe need to lay out the grand, inspirational vision of our cause. We should show how together we can leave the world a better place.Examples of vision:•18Seconds.org shows the cumulative effect of everyone changing their light bulbs to CFLs.•The MoveOn “endorse a thon” for Barack Obama is only the latest in a long line of creative, uplifting and inspiring efforts.Need 4: To have HOPE for the futureForget doom and gloom, finger-wagging campaigns. People hate them.Example of hopeful messaging:•Earth: The Sequel has been up for 2 weeks and has received 15,000 views.•The Yes We Can Obama video. The bottom line: Ix-nay on the apocalypse. Persuade through inspirationNeed 5: To have the security of TRUSTPeople are starved for a sense of trust. That’s why we glom on to authentic messengers. Examples of authenticity:•76% of givers according to Cone say they are influenced by friends and family. SixDegrees allows people to create widgets that feature a photo of themselves and 250 characters of text about why they support a particular cause.•The Packard Kid Connection site helps kids get ready to go to the hospital. It builds trust because it looks like Club Penguin (Club Penguin is a social network for children), and it has videos of children explaining how things work at the hospital. The bottom line: Cut the crap. Your authenticity is everything.Need 6: To be of SERVICEThe #1 reason people stop giving to a nonprofit is that they feel like they are being treated like an ATM machine. They want to help, but they also want to be of service and to have different ways of serving. That need is not being fulfilled if all they hear is the unimaginative drumbeat of dollars. If you are reading this, you already understand – and embody – the deep need to be useful and of service.Need 7: To want HAPPINESS for self and othersThe core of Buddhism is that everyone wants happiness and to be free from suffering. The more you want happiness for others, the better it is for you, and them.We wrapped up the session with the following happy dance. Remember, it’s about people. People who want to be happy in this world.last_img read more

Should you make your CEO blog?

first_imgNo. Unless they really, really want to.•It takes a huge amount of energy and time to blog. You have to be really enthusiastic about the medium, or it’s really not going to work.•Your CEO may not be your best spokesperson. Perhaps you have a volunteer, another staffer or a constituent that can speak better to what you’re attempting to accomplish through this mode of communications.•You’re welcome to blog yourself, but others may be doing it already! If you don’t want to start a blog yourself, what bloggers in your community are talking about your issue that you could reach out to and engage so they’re spreading the word on your behalf?It really comes down to the commitment and the purpose behind the blog. You need someone who will continually contribute and enjoy the process as it’s happening. And, it’s a great opportunity to think about whom you have helped, or what other champions or advocates you have who could blog to advance your mission.last_img read more

Transparency is the new black

first_imgThe funds of the first bailout package — your tax money – went where? To what end? How are you feeling about Bernie Madoff? How is your trust level in any financial institution?How is the trust level in us?As a “good organization” – aka nonprofit, you may think people trust you. Sadly, plenty of research has suggested otherwise, for a long time. People are skeptical about all organizations.In this environment, everyone needs to go out of their way to be highly transparent and accountable. Show where they money goes, in all your outreach.Our new president is posting a lot of what he’s doing online – he knows the national mood.Transparency is the new black, nonprofit marketeers.You can’t show enough of it.last_img read more