first_imgThere Has to be More From The IU Med Centerby Gail Riecken-CCO Statehouse EditorJon Webb (Courier &Press) recently wrote a thoughtful, and certainly, liberating article on the new IU Medical Center.He has made it easier to talk candidly about what the Center should mean for our area in the years to come – not just what it means to us today.For the IU Medical Center, now a central feature of downtown Evansville’s economy should be part of our vision for raising some of the poorest in our community from the ALICE 43%(  Asset Limited, Income Constrained – folks that don’t have the buying power in personal income for basic necessities).Reducing poverty in our area means higher wages and higher wages involves training and education.That means students attending classes at the Center should include the 43%.And that means the Center has a to include Ivy Tech.And including Ivy Tech means there has to be classroom space on campus and the students have to be a part of any collaborative training program with other attendees.And …let’s not stopped there.It means our K-8 school system has to develop a meaningful educational program introducing students to training at the Center, including internships and more associate degree tracts.And it means there has to be a program where young people with lessened abilities and/or disabilities, who are capable to work in a medical/hospital environment, are trained for paid employment.And I am sure there are more thoughts about including those in the 43%.We should feel confident that the Center is working for us; that the 50 plus million we are paying (with interest)  becomes the incentive for a comprehensive workforce development program that offers opportunity and hope for our young people, including those in the 43%.A Fellow Kiwanian recently offered this Thought for the Day:  “ Management of attention through vision is the creation of focus”.  We need that kind of attention today. We need to do more to face a serious problem in our area; we need leaders to focus on the 43%.By prioritizing reducing poverty in ways that become generational and transformational  (not only providing affordable housing), our community will surely reap the benefits of the IU Medical Center.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Despite serving as one of the KaTropa’s elder statesmen, Williams is hell-bent on representing the league’s seniors as he seeks to contribute alongside these fresh bloods.“I hope to see more from myself and I expect more from myself. We’ll see,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He’ll gladly take this one, though, as he looks to follow up a strong showing last season that saw him win his second Bogs Adornado Comeback Player of the Year award and a spot in the Mythical Second Team.“My body feels good. I think it’s more so on my mind that’s getting healthier. I’m just trying to keep myself healthier, eat right. I’m thankful that people notice the difference,” he said, owing his resurgence to his improved conditioning.“When you get older, you got to pay more attention to your body, listen to it and take care of it, eat right, get rest, and workout. That’s what I’m trying to do,” he said.Also playing a factor for Williams’ vintage form is TNT’s youth revolution, with the Fil-Am forward admitting that he feels rejuvenated playing with young guns like Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario.“The PBA has always been a young man’s league. I knew that early on when I came in. And I know you just got to prepare for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency PLAY LIST 03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s an extra oomph in Kelly Williams’ game on Friday.Seemingly turning back the hands of time, the 35-year-old was all over the court when TNT opened its campaign in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup against Rain or Shine, with him skying for rebounds, hustling for loose balls, and even delivering rim-rattling dunks.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Spurs bounce back behind Aldridge, clobber Kings Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Williams wound up with 11 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes on the floor as he was one of the few positives coach Nash Racela can look at for the KaTropa.“Kelly showed it last season. The expectation this conference, this season was to continue what he was doing previously,” Racela said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 2008 PBA Most Valuable Player, however, feels that he’s still far from his peak form.“I still don’t feel as conditioned as I was before at this point.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

first_imgSpain coach Vicente del Bosque left strikers Diego Costa and Fernando Torres off his preliminary list for the European Championship on Tuesday.Del Bosque said he left Diego Costa off because of uncertainty with his fitness following a series of injuries, and that Torres didn’t make it even though he was among the players considered for the tournament.The forwards included by Del Bosque in the 25-player list were 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz, Manuel “Nolito” Agudo, Alvaro Morata and Real Madrid youngster Lucas Vazquez.Young Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez and veteran Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano also made it, but Valencia striker Paco Alcacer was left off, as were defender Mario Gaspar and midfielders Sergi Roberto, Santi Cazorla and Juan Mata.The final squad for the tournament in France must be announced by May 31. Spain has won the last two European Championship titles.Costa hasn’t played much for Spain this season because of injuries and is coming off a muscle ailment sustained with Chelsea.”We didn’t want to have too many players with doubts regarding their physical condition,” Del Bosque said.’NEED TO THINK WHAT IS BEST’ Torres has been playing well with Atletico and many expected him to return to the national team for Euro 2016. The striker hasn’t been called up since Spain’s disappointing campaign in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was in the team that won the European tournaments in 2008 and 2012, as well as the World Cup in 2010.”It’s never easy,” Del Bosque said. “We have to do what we think it’s best for the team.”advertisementSpain’s regular starters were added to the list, including Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta.There were no surprises in the goalkeepers picked by Del Bosque, although it remains unclear whether Iker Casillas or David de Gea will get to start in France.”We don’t have to make this decision now,” the coach said.Del Bosque won’t have many of his players available for the team’s initial preparations because not all teams are done for the season. Barcelona and Sevilla will play the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, and Atletico and Real Madrid will be in the Champions League final on May 28 in Milan.”It affects us a bit because we won’t be able to have everybody with us until six days before the competition begins,” Del Bosque said.The tournament begins June 10, but Spain’s first game is against the Czech Republic on June 13 in Toulouse. Its other Group D matches are against Turkey on June 17 in Nice and Croatia on June 21 in Bordeaux.Spain has three warm-up matches scheduled before traveling to its training camp in France. It will play Bosnia in Switzerland on May 29, South Korea in Austria on June 1 and Georgia on June 7 in Getafe.Squad:Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (FC Porto), David de Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla)Defenders: Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Juanfran Torres (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Isco Alarcon (Real Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion (Atletico Madrid), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea)Forwards: Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Manuel “Nolito” Agudo (Celta Vigo), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)last_img read more