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first_imgGreensburg, In. — Archie M. Brown, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. announced today the unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2017.  For the three months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded net income of $11.1 million, or $0.43 per common share, compared to net income of $11.7 million, or $0.48 per common share, in the third quarter of 2016.  During the third quarter of 2017 the Company recorded $3.0 million of expenses related to the FCB Bancorp, Inc. acquisition and the upcoming merger with First Financial Bancorp.  In addition, the Company also recorded a charge of $1.2 million related to the closing of seven branches.  These items reduced earnings per share by $0.11.  During the third quarter of 2016, the Company recorded $0.6 million of expenses related to the Cheviot Financial Corp acquisition which reduced earnings per share by $0.02.Brown said, “I am very pleased with our operating results for the third quarter of 2017.  Our operating earnings per share of $0.54 were the highest in the history of the Company and represented an 8% increase on an operating basis over the prior year.  The primary driver for the increase in earnings was the acquisition of FCB in the second quarter of this year.  We have fully completed the integration of FCB and it is performing to our expectations.  Also contributing to our strong quarter was our excellent credit quality. Non-performing assets remain at a very low level and the overall level of problem loans declined significantly from the previous quarter.”Total assets were $4.6 billion at September 30, 2017, which represents a $588 million increase from a year ago.  The increase in assets was primarily related to the acquisition of FCB ($524 million) and organic loan growth over the past twelve months.  Loan balances increased by $21 million organically on a linked quarter basis, or 3% on an annualized basis   The Company’s regulatory capital ratios remain strong and as of September 30, 2017 were as follows: leverage ratio of 9.5%, tier one capital to risk-weighted assets of 12.8%, common equity tier one capital ratio of 11.3%, and total capital to risk-weighted assets of 13.4%.  In addition, as of September 30, 2017, the Company’s tangible common equity ratio was 8.4% compared to 8.3% as of June 30, 2017.last_img read more

first_imgOsgood, IN —Tractor Contest ResultsJr. Ag TractorIsaac HartmanLogan MeyerHenry SchneiderSr. Ag TractorJulia MeyerKylee WeberJr Compact TractorZach HoffLloyd DarringerIsaac HartmanSr Compact TractorJason EmswellerJacob HoffZach RiehleJr Zero TurnLloyd DarringerZach HoffNoah HiltenbeitelSr Zero TurnJacob HoffZach RiehleMakayla Hiltenbeitel Dog Show Results Grand Champion: Allie HickeyReserve Grand Champion: Kendall HarmeyerCostume Class Champion: Allie Hickey2B Champion: Allie Hickey1A Champion: Kendall Harmeyer1A Reserve Champion: Clay MillerNovice and Junior Showmanship: Clay MillerIntermediate and Senior Showmanship: Kendall Harmeyer Llama/Alpaca Results Grand Champion Llama: Dakota SamsReserve Grand Champion Llama: Brianna SamsGrand Champion Alpaca: Emily BrunnerReserve Grand Champion Alpaca: Allie HickeyChampion Costume: Brianna SamsReserve Champion Costume: Emily BrunnerJunior Showmanship: Brianna SamsSenior Showmanship: Dakota Samscenter_img Pocket Pets Results Overall Grand Champion: Emily BrunnerOverall Reserve Grand Champion: Allie HickeyChampion Reptile: Emily BrunnerChampion Other: Leah WeberChampion Bird: Leah WeberChampion Fur: Allie HickeyReserve Champion Fur: Emily Brunnerlast_img read more

first_imgTonight is the first round of the NFL Draft, the day every team has the chance to redefine itself. That’s a more pressing desire for some teams than others and with the second pick, the Niners fall into that camp after a 4-12 season.With such a high-leverage pick coming, let’s take a look back at the three biggest draft picks in 49ers history:The 1979 draft1-2: James Owens (bust), Joe Montana (boon) It’s not often you see a colossal washout selected in the same draft as a …last_img

first_img‘Very happy’“I’m very happy with the time trial title. It’s my first. It wasn’t my best effort, but it was good enough to take the win. I prefer shorter, more technical time trials and don’t feel I was adequately prepared for such a long out-and-back course,” Moolman Pasio admitted afterwards. “We will once again race with the Veteran men, so it’s not a true women’s race, but it is a race we’d love to win again. It’s an important event for our sponsors who have been so supportive during the first part of this year,” said Moolman Pasio. “It will also be great to race in the event with the national champion stripes on my Momentum Toyota jersey.” Because the national championships was an official International Cycling Union (UCI) event, Moolman Pasio was compelled to change her allegiance from her South African-based Momentum Toyota team and race for the Belgian-based Lotto Belisol team, the internationally registered team for which she has been signed to race in Europe for most of the year. “Then, when we got to the final big climb, I put in another hard effort and rode clear on my own, but was later joined by Sharon who, despite not feeling her best, rode across the gap to me. From then on it was a case of managing our advantage to the finish,” said Moolman Pasio, who cruised across the finish line first. SAinfo reporter AscentOnly Laws, Lise Olivier and An-Li Kachelhoffer were able to match Moolman Pasio’s pace on the ascent. However, after initially assisting with the pacing, Olivier and Kachelhoffer decided they’d have a better shot at the win if the chasing group caught the break and opted to sit on at the back, forcing Laws and Moolman Pasio to pace themselves. 5 March 2013 “I wanted to defend my road title and with just two of us from our team in the race, I needed to make the first move and use the climb, which came early on, to minimise the number of title challengers,” explained Moolman Pasio. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material London Olympian Ashleigh Moolman Pasio was the star performer at the South African Road Cycling Championships in Nelspruit on the weekend. After racing to a dominant victory in the elite women’s 33km individual time trial on Thursday, she claimed the 112km road race title on Saturday. Next Sunday, Moolman Pasio and her Momentum Toyota team will attempt to defend the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour title that Moolman Pasio won last year. With over 35 000 participants, it’s the world’s largest cycle race and a highlight event on the South African calendar. “Sharon sat on the front most of the time and kept the pace high enough so that the four riders chasing us wouldn’t be a threat. On Saturday, the 27-year-old Boland region resident wasted no time in the road race, using her superior climbing strength to split the field on the first of two big climbs. Her Lotto Belisol teammate, Sharon Laws, the current British road race champion, was on hand to assist and the pair raced positively throughout, forcing their rivals to adopt a defensive strategy. MedalsBecause Laws isn’t a South African citizen, the silver medal went to third-placed finisher Kachelhoffer with Olivier taking the bronze medal. “It’s a very special honour to race in Europe in the South African champion’s jersey and that was my mission today. I wanted this title badly and I’m obviously delighted that I was able to achieve my goal. I have to thank Sharon for her assistance as my teammate. She was completely committed. I’m very motivated to race in Europe now. My form is coming good and my confidence is high.”last_img read more

first_imgFrom Orson Welles to Ridley Scott, great filmmakers have developed signature styles that we know and recognize. Let’s look at the favorite focal lengths of famous directors and how they made them their own.Cover image via ShotonWhatDisclaimer: We acknowledge that all film directors use a wide variety of lenses and focal lengths in their films and throughout their careers. We are merely looking more in-depth at the focal lengths which may pop up time and time again in famous shots and films which we relate to famous directors’ legacies. Enjoy!When creating a film, the director is usually considered the one person with the vision to tell the story. All parts of production feed off the director in concert to bring that vision to life. One of the many, many decisions that a director must make going into each and every shot is on the focal length. If you look back through the cinematic histories of some of the most famous directors, you can uncover patterns and rules to how these directors have made systematic use of different focal lengths to elicit different feelings, themes and motifs to tell their story.Sareesh Sudhakaran at Wolfcrow.com put together a comprehensive breakdown of how nineteen famous directors have used specific focal lengths in their films and which ones are most representative of their work. You can watch his entire video here or at the bottom of this post, but here are his findings.Orson Welles: 18mm and 25mmOrson Welles in Touch of Evil via UniversalOrson Welles, like many directors of his era, mostly shot scenes with wide focal lengths and little movement. Instead, the characters moved within the frames between the composed fore and backgrounds. Sudhakaran points out that the two prominent focal lengths Welles used in his most famous films were 18mm (Touch of Evil) and 25mm (Citizen Kane). The wideness, while not too wide, allowed Welles to “get that deep focus and majestic blocking over long takes.”Image from Citizen Kane via RKOOther directors who often favored wide angles like 18mm and 25mm were Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Delicatessen and Roman Polanski in Rosemary’s Baby.Image from Delicatessen via UGCImage from Rosemary’s Baby via ParamountSteven Spielberg: 21mmImage via ParamountAccording to Sudhakaran, “Spielberg reportedly sees the world through 21mm,” which can be traced throughout his vast filmography. The Oscar-award-winning director makes heavy use of his preferred wide angle lens, letting the characters of his films move throughout their frames. His style is similar to Orson Welles, Sudhakaran argues, as he uses blocking within his shots better than anyone.Image from Munich via UniversalOther directors who make predominant use of the 21mm wide angle are Tim Burton and Martin Scorsese.Image from Edward Scissorhands via 20th Century FoxImage from Taxi Driver via ColumbiaThe Coen Brothers: 27mmImage via Working Title FilmsThe Coen Brothers join the long line of filmmakers who prefer the wide-angle approach. Although they vary film to film, Sudhakaran makes the case that 27mm is their true favorite focal length. Sudhakaran points out that David Fincher, like the Coen Brothers, is another director who varies his lenses but makes the most use of the 27mm.Image from Fargo via Working TitleDirectors like Wes Anderson have made heavy use of wide lenses like the 27mm but in a different format. Wes Anderson likes to use anamorphic lenses, which, while wider, creates the same compression as a non-anamorphic lens.Image via The Royal Tenenbaums via TouchstoneAlfred Hitchcock: 50mmImage via WaldinaEver the perfectionist, Alfred Hitchcock preferred the 50mm for the majority of his films, as it was the closest to the “natural field of view” according to Sudhakaran. He even went as far as to have his film sets built to best accommodate the framing he would need for the 50mm field of view.Image via Psycho via ParamountFamous international filmmakers like Robert Bresson and Yasujiro Ozu also preferred the 50mm and would make adjustments to their sets to accommodate the lens.Image via A Man Escaped via GaumontImage via Tokyo Story via ShochikuRidley Scott: 75mm+Image via Indie RevolverRidley Scott is one of the rare directors who prefers to use long lenses. For 1979’s Alien, he used anamorphic 75mm and above. Sudhakaran also notes Scott’s affection for using zoom lenses and shooting spherical and cropped for widescreen. His shots are well-composed but lose some of the depth that accompanies wide focal length shots.Image from Alien via 20th Century FoxSudhakaran points out that one of the most famous directors in film history, Akira Kurosawa, is often believed to have used long zoom lenses as well, but actually worked mostly in the 35mm to 50mm range. Only occasionally would Kurosawa use telephoto for its extreme compression.Image from Yojimbo via TohoIf you’re interested, Sudhakaran has charted the preferred focal lengths of nineteen of his favorite directors which you can view below. You can also watch his video on the subject to get the full experience. What’s your favorite focal length to use? Was your choice inspired by one of the directors above? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now You can’t talk about sales without also talking about success. The two ideas are so intertwined that they cannot be separated. The reason? Sales quickly exposes any weaknesses and rewards the attributes, beliefs, and behaviors that lead to success.You won’t succeed in sales without self-discipline. An inability to will yourself to take the actions will be punished with poor results. Lack of discipline is easily and quickly exposed in sales. It’s the cornerstone of success.A poor, pessimistic, cynical attitude won’t cut it in sales. If you aren’t positive, optimistic, and upbeat, you won’t be able to handle the rejection, the different personalities you will have to deal with, or move people to take action. A bad attitude will be punished, a great one rewarded.If you don’t care about people, if you aren’t empathetic, then you won’t connect and you won’t build the trust necessary to creating and winning opportunities. Self-oriented? Selfish? You will repulse your prospective clients. It’s still know, like, and trust, even if all of these are more complicated than the three words let on.Determination? Please. Without a steely resolve to push forward, you will never do the necessary prospecting work and you’ll never help your dream client produce the results they need. There is nothing easy about selling. Success comes to those that stick with things long enough to succeed.Selling is more and more a team sport, but the biggest pieces are an individual effort. One person picks up the telephone and makes the call. One person asks for the necessary commitments. One person takes responsibility for creating the opportunity, winning the opportunity, and executing for the client (even when it is their operations team who does much of the heavy lifting).If you want to study sales, study success. The link between the two is stronger, stronger than any process, methodology, or shiny object that promises results.Who you are very much matters.last_img read more

first_imgA government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district has landed in a caste discrimination controversy after some students did not have their midday meals alongside Dalit schoolmates.The matter came to light after a video of the school during the midday meal session, apparently shot by media persons, was widely shared on social media. Mayawati reactsWhile Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded strict legal action by the State government against those guilty of “such disgusting casteist discrimination”, the district administration said the complaints of caste-based discrimination were prima facie “entirely baseless”.But P. Gupta, principal of the Rampur-1 primary school, admitted to “slight discrimination” that the Dalit students faced from others. He said some of the other students do not want to eat in the same plates as Dalit students — they bring their own plates and eat separately.“We make them sit in a line but they — perhaps they get taught that at home — display slight discrimination,” said Mr. Gupta.Despite warning the students several times and teaching them about equality, Mr. Gupta said they sit and eat in their allotted lines for a short while but once the teachers move away, move out and eat separately.Ballia DM’s denialThe school has mostly Dalit and Scheduled Tribe students with a few coming from the OBC communities, said the principal.Ballia DM Bhawani Singh Khangarot, who went on an inspection of the school, said there was no basis to show any discrimination. “All students said it (report of caste-based discrimination) was incorrect,” he said.However, Mr. Khangarot said a detailed probe would be conducted under a joint magisterial-level officer and testimonies of the students as well as their guardians recorded.last_img read more

first_imgThe government’s crackdown on doping in Indian sports continued as the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted raids at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI’s) southern centre in Bangalore on Monday.The NADA team was searching the rooms of around 500 athletes currently training at the centre. They were expected to collect samples of the athletes’ food supplements as well as their urine and blood.The raids at the Bangalore centre come two days after a four-member NADA team searched hostel rooms at Patiala-based Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS). It had collected 13 sets of food supplements and 27 urine samples during their raids in Patiala on Saturday. The results of the tests conducted on these samples were yet to come.The NADA action comes following the Union sports ministry’s strict stand against doping scandal in Indian athletics. Eight track and field athletes had tested positive for anabolic steroids recently following which Sports Minister Ajay Maken ordered an inquiry by former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal.last_img read more

first_img All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Amazon Instant Pot Smart Wifi connects your pressure cooker See it Post a comment Tyler Lizenby/CNET The Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi pressure cooker now works with Google Assistant, the kitchen device maker announced Monday at CES here in Las Vegas. We reviewed the Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi last year, and were disappointed with its lack of virtual assistants. Now, voice commands and Google smarts are coming to the pressure cooker. You’ll be able to say things like,”Hey Google, set the program on my cooker to rice” and the Instant Pot Smart-Wi-Fi will begin the rice function. The Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi cooker already lets you monitor and control it from the Instant Pot mobile app. Adding Google Assistant voice command functionality allows you to control and check the status of the cooker totally hands-free. Now playing: Watch this: Smart Home Google Assistant CES Products Google $449 $498 85 Photos Instant Pot Smart 1:41 Tags 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Mentioned Above Instant Pot Smart Share your voice CES 2019 See It Review • The Instant Pot Smart is a smart kitchen betlast_img read more