Letters to the Editor for Sunday, May 12

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWho has the courage to fix our democracy?Democracy in the United States must be flawed. What other conclusion can be made as we observe recent happenings within our government?If democracy is a form of government of, for and by the people, then we the people must choose our representatives wisely so that they may uphold the Constitution, create laws and exercise their responsibilities within our political system.Presently this isn’t happening.We all know and appreciate that no man is above the law. Our congressional representatives must cherish and protect this concept. This isn’t happening either.Shouldn’t the actions of a government be transparent to its people? This, too, is not happening.When the president selects his own attorney general, who then withholds information from the public, as in the Mueller report, and when the president ignores legal appeals from congressional committees regarding subpoenas and then dictates who should be subject to hearings, then transparency is trashed and democracy is weakened.I’m not stating, I’m asking: Isn’t our democracy strong enough to withstand a dictating president? Shouldn’t our democracy resolve lawlessness among our politicians? Is our democracy tarnished by an inactive faction of Congress? Maybe our democracy is flawed. And if it is, who among us will be courageous enough to correct it soon? Ray KnapikBallston Spa City needs to devote itself to cleaning upSchenectady city officials are a laugh a minute. They grab at straws on the one hand and vote to put fluoride in the city’s water system with the other. Fluoride is a byproduct of hazardous waste. And they say they are concerned about the environment.Recently The Gazette featured a picture of a child cleaning a city park for Arbor Day. What were the city’s sanitation workers doing at the same time? Arbor Day comes around once a year. What happens on the other 364 days? Litter needs to be picked up every day.The mayor should issue a public edict that implores all residents to help keep the city clean. Attention needs to be given to lawns, sidewalks and curbs. Bushes serve as a magnet for litter. Debris sticks to the vegetation and causes unsightly conditions.If homeowners check their properties every day, the practice will go a long way to eliminate the litter problem in the city.School campuses also need attention. Schenectady High and Oneida schools are seldom litter-free. Why? Teachers need to put anti-litter programs in their weekly lesson plans starting at the pre-K level.Litter awareness can also be included in the summer lunch program. What to do with the wrappings that contain the food is a good learning tool for all.The pictures in The Gazette of the zombie buildings are appalling. With everyone doing their fair share every day, we can rid the community of this epidemic that has fallen upon us.Mary B. McClaineSchenectady Reparations for sins of the past go too farI’m old enough to have witnessed the introduction of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society.” Over 50-plus years, trillions of taxpayer dollars (initially diverted from the Social Security program, if I’m not mistaken) have been spent to bring equality to all, especially minorities. Some will argue that the return on investment has been mixed, to say the least.Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) contends that it’s not enough. He has resurrected the ongoing debate over slavery reparations. I have serious reservations regarding being held accountable for the sins of our fathers. I do know my (and many other) ancestors never could afford the luxury of employing slave labor.I wish to point out that a comprehensive DNA analysis will likely reveal that many of us are descendants of the international slave trade and rape victims of conquering armies and feudal lords. Where shall we proceed from there, senator?Sen. Booker, I want to make it clear that my moderate independent position is being “body slammed” to the right by current events, and I resent it. My days are numbered. My wallet is empty. The cow is dry. My sense of humor is turning to dust. Your proposal only serves to drive another nail into the coffin, so to speak. I find comfort in knowing that I’m far from being alone.In closing, let’s put this topic to rest once and for all time. It will pale in comparison to the challenges ahead.Mark RahnScotiacenter_img We can have what we need if we want toI’m reading in all the papers that the funding for Medicare will run out in 2026, and the funding for Social Security will run out in 2034.I believe that we need an adequate, good military, not a gargantuan insanely over-funded military industrial complex. I believe we could be a happy, average, not “the best” country and be perfectly safe and happy while ensuring all are adequately (not extravagantly) fed, clothed, housed and schooled. Health care for all exists in the majority of European and Asian countries and in Canada. It can be done. We can do it if enough average Americans wanted it and believed in it, if enough millionaires and billionaires would sacrifice a bit of their enormous wealth to contribute to the welfare of their fellow Americans, and if the politicians found the courage and will to stand up and say, “We must do the logical, right things.”Patsey ManningSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccinelast_img read more

The inn crowd

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Ex-Merivale Moore men make 24.5m Blackfriars investment

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Police nab syndicate members for conning health firms out of Rp 58 billion

first_imgInterpol Italy had tipped Interpol Indonesia off about the crime, he said. The information was later passed on to Bareskrim.According to a preliminary police investigation, a Nigerian-Indonesian crime syndicate had used the so-called “business email compromise” method to con the firms out of the funds.A total of 3.67 million euro ($4.34 million) was sent to the Indonesian account in three separate bank transfers, Listyo said.Read also: American wanted by FBI arrested in Indonesia for suspected child sex crimes The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has arrested three members of an international crime syndicate for the alleged theft of Rp 58 billion (US$3.93 million) intended for the purchase of medical equipment, including ventilators for COVID-19 patients.Bareskrim head Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo told the press on Monday that the syndicate had stolen money transferred under a contract of sale between two foreign healthcare technology firms: Althea Group from Italy and Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics from China.“An individual who was posing as a general manager of the Italian firm said there had been a change in bank accounts […], which resulted in the money being redirected to an Indonesian bank account,” Listyo said. The police have arrested three suspects and have seized a portion of the recovered money as evidence.“Thanks to the cooperation between Interpol Italy, Interpol Indonesia, Bareskrim and colleagues from the PPATK [Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center], we have managed to arrest three of the perpetrators in Jakarta, Padang [West Sumatra] and Bogor [West Java],” Listyo said.“We have seized the funds stored in a sharia bank account, totaling Rp 56 billion.”He added that the police were pursuing a fourth suspect, a foreign citizen identified as DM, who remained at large.The police have also retrieved two cars, a private plot of land and a number of company documents.The suspects were charged under Article 378 of the Criminal Code, Article 85 of Law No. 3/2011 on bank transfers and Article 10 of Law No. 8/2010 on money laundering.Topics :last_img read more

Sokratis sends warning to Man Utd after they beat PSG: ‘Arsenal still have the advantage!’

first_img Coming Next Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Read More 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Sokratis sends warning to Man Utd after they beat PSG: ‘Arsenal still have the advantage!’ Top articles Full Screen Skip Ad Read More Video Settings Read Morecenter_img Read More Read More Advertisement / Skip 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE by Metro SPONSORED Sokratis was sent off against Rennes in the first half (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos believe Arsenal have the upper-hand against Manchester United heading into this weekend’s Premier League clash.The Gunners fell to an embarrasing 1-3 defeat to Rennes on Thursday night which also saw the Greece international sent off.In contrast, the Red Devils enjoyed a fantastic evening in Paris as they overturned a 2-0 deficit to PSG to advance to last eight of the Champions League.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, United’s emphatic win doesn’t seem to be phasing the Arsenal squad heading into their game on Sunday at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT When asked if he thought United would be more difficult to play against after their victory over PSG, Sokratis responded: ‘No. We play in our home.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We know what we can do. We will play with confidence and everything will be good. It is a game that we know is very important for us but we will be ready.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Of course we watched [the PSG match]. Everybody watched. But we will be ready, everybody is thinking about Sunday’s game already and we will give 100 percent.’The game between Arsenal and Manchester United is scheduled for a 4.30pm kick off on Sunday, with the winner gaining a vital three points in the race for the top four.United are currently fourth in the table on 58 points, with Arsenal in fifth on 57.MORE: Sokratis slams his red card after Arsenal defeat PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire last_img read more

Governor Wolf Joins Health Professionals, Advocates to Denounce Senate Bill 3

first_imgGovernor Wolf Joins Health Professionals, Advocates to Denounce Senate Bill 3 February 15, 2017 Press Release,  Public Health,  Women’s Rights Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals, along with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3 which would eliminate a woman’s right to make choices about her own health care in consultation with her doctor.“I want to thank the members of the Senate, including the full Philadelphia delegation, who fought this bill but let me be clear: Should Senate Bill 3 reach my desk, I will veto it,” Governor Wolf said. “I am not threatening a veto out of partisanship, or due to some political back and forth. I am promising this veto to demonstrate that Pennsylvania will not play games with women’s healthcare in our Commonwealth. Simply put, this legislation severely limits women’s ability to make informed and timely decisions about their own health care options. That is not the place of government.”Senate Bill 3 proposes the most extreme restrictions on abortion in the country. It would ban abortions after twenty weeks except in the rarest of circumstances, leaving no exceptions for rape, incest, health or tragic fetal anomalies. The bill would also ban one of the safest methods of second trimester abortions, putting women at risk and taking crucial decisions about their medical care out of the hands of their trusted medical providers.The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed the bill, despite bi-partisan opposition, through committee and the floor in just three days with limited debate and no expert witnesses or public hearings. The bill now awaits action by the House of Representatives, where a similar version passed last session.“Senate Bill 3 seeks to circumvent the Supreme Court’s ruling by enacting some of the most extreme legislation against women’s health in the country,” Mayor Kenney said. “This legislation could be so devastating to women’s health that Republican state legislators refused to allow a single medical professional to testify on the bill.”Governor Wolf and Mayor Kenney were joined today by women who have had to make devastating decisions about their pregnancies. If SB 3 were to be passed, women facing the same circumstances would be stripped of their right to make these personal, family decisions.“I am grateful for the one element of control I had in an otherwise powerless situation: the decision to end our pregnancy and with it our son’s pain and suffering,” said Erica Goldblatt Hyatt. “This is the paradox, I learned, of being a mother: in my case, loving my son so deeply that it meant choosing to say goodbye. Though that choice rests on my heart every day, I know it was the right one for our family, and I am grateful to live in a State where our Governor supports the rights of women like me to make it, autonomously, with those who know and love her best.”“Abortion isn’t just about the decision to become a parent- it’s often a parenting decision,” said Karen Agatone. “And SB3 stands in the way of loving parents being able to make the decisions they believe are best for their babies and families. Thank you to Governor Wolf and Mayor Kenney for trusting women to decide for themselves.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Pensions accounting in IASB’s sights as disclosure project takes shape

first_imgThe IASB is currently examining a staff proposal to require businesses to report an EBIT (earnings before finance income/expenses and tax) subtotal on income statements.The issue forms part of the IASB’s “Better Communication” initiative to improve clarity in financial reporting.The project could also mean that companies would have to separate out financing-related interest income from other types of interest income.Any move would have an impact on pensions accounting. Since 2011, DB sponsors have been required to report a net-interest cost on income statements.Meanwhile, it has emerged that the IASB will issue a discussion paper rather than a full exposure draft on its Primary Financial Statements Project.IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst said a discussion paper was “more likely”. Any such move would allow it to present alternative views and a wider ranger of options for public comment.Speaking before the IASB chairman, Francoise Flores, former chair of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, said: “If we go to a [discussion paper], we can consider alternatives. If we go [out with] an exposure draft, we may want to have some outreach first on possible alternatives.”Flores also urged the board to put in further work on alternative approaches to the thorny question of defining EBIT.At the moment, the board is still assessing how it could structure an EBIT line item rather than deciding whether it would be productive to include it in the income statement.At the board’s March meeting, the staff proposed defining EBIT as profit before finance income/expenses and tax. They defined finance income or expense as the income or expense flowing from an entity’s capital structure. Staff also proposed an entity’s capital structure would include cash held, as well as short-term investments of excess cash.The board has asked the staff to refine this thinking, including the definition of capital structure.The aims of the project are twofold. First, the board believes the inclusion of an EBIT subtotal will give users a comparable measure of pre-tax profit performance.Second, they think it will allow users to compare entities with different capital structures.The term ‘capital structure’ is not defined in International Financial Reporting Standards at present. Staff have adopted it as a working term for the purposes of this project.The staff have recommended a principles-based definition of capital structure, although the board has yet to voice its preference. The board will resume its discussions on the project later this month. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) looks set to impact pensions accounting under International Accounting Standard 19 (IAS 19), it has emerged.Under the IASB’s Primary Financial Statements Project, one proposed change could see defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors no longer given a choice as to how they display net interest costs.Speaking during a 21 June board meeting, project manager Rachel Knubley said: “In respect of the IAS 19 issue, what we are proposing to do would indeed result in a consequential amendment to remove the classification choice that people have at the moment.”IAS 19 currently permits DB sponsors to choose how they present net-interest cost on the face of the company’s income statement.last_img read more

SENER Wins Mega Construction Project in Chile

first_imgThe Chilean company Empresa Portuaria San Antonio has awarded SENER the optimization engineering and the detailed design of protection works, dredging and complementary work of the Outer Port – Puerto de Gran Escala (PGE) – in the Port of San Antonio, 100 km from Santiago de Chile.This is the fourth port project that SENER has developed in Chile in recent years, which consolidates it as one of the leading engineering companies in the port sector.The Outer Port PGE San Antonio will be located to the south of the current port, which is why the project covers the construction of a new breakwater, a dock and new esplanades that will provide the two new berthing facilities with the space and protection necessary for an efficient port operation.The design of the PGE San Antonio, from which basic engineering has currently been developed, includes the construction of two major automatic terminals of containers, called South-1 and South-2, with a berthing length of 1.730 m each, that will allow the simultaneous berthing of four large container ship vessels (Class E) in each of the terminals.The infrastructure will be completed with an access channel, a stacking area and an inland dock.In aggregate, SENER will design 3,900 m of breakwater,13 million m³ of dredging, four million m³ of riprap and 13 million m³ of backfill in an area in which the maximum seismic acceleration of design is established around 1 g.[mappress mapid=”24760″]last_img read more

Four drivers double up at RPM’s Sunflower Classic

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (March 25-26) ­– One-hundred and ninety race teams from eight states converged on RPM Speedway for the fourth annual Sunflower Classic and four drivers backed up their Friday night main event wins with another trip to the winner’s circle on Saturday.Jordan Grabouski topped both $1,000 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying fea­tures for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. Other two-time winners were Mike Nichols in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Dustin Daniels in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scott Spellmeier in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victories went to Garrett Hager and Cody Williams.On Friday night, Dominic Ursetta jumped to the early lead in the 25-lap Modified feature. After a lap 13 caution, Jesse Sobbing took control and was followed by Ursetta and Grabouski.Grabouski took the lead on lap 22 and a late-race caution set up a green, white, checkered finish.  Grabouski held on for the win over a hard-charging Tyler Frye. Sobbing was third.The Stock Car feature was close the entire race. Justin Bussell spun with three laps to go to bring out a caution and had to go to the tail end of the restart. That handed the lead over to Nichols, who led the remaining distance. Casey Woken and Corey Dumpert rounded out the top threeBrendon Damon took the lead at the drop of the green in the Northern SportMod feature but was passed by Daniels after a lap three restart. Daniels held off the field to the checkers with Ryan Moser edging Trenton Kleweno at the line for third.Cody Graham led the first 9 laps of the Hobby Stock feature before defending track champion Hager assumed command. Hager held off Graham for the win. Andrew Burg, who started 20th, was third.Spellmeier led all 15-laps in the caution-filled Sport Compact feature. Billy Turner finished second, fol­lowed by David Norquest.On Saturday, Grabouski took the lead from polesitter Scott Smith on lap 10 of the Modified main event. Second-running Frye’s night ended on lap 22 when he drove off on a restart. Sobbing made a late charge but had to settle for second. Third was Jeremy Frenier.Nick Tubbs took the early lead in the Stock Car feature but was caught by Nichols on lap seven.  Nichols and Tubbs got caught up in lapped traffic, which made for an exciting race as the two worked their way around slower cars, and Nichols was first to the wire for the second night in a row. Bruce Plumisto finished third.Kleweno led the SportMod feature to halfway. Daniels got on lap 13 and led to the checkers. Dan­iel Gottschalk passed Kleweno late for the runner-up spot.Cody Williams, Friday’s “B” feature winner, was the new face in victory lane on Saturday as he passed Duane Wahrman on the second lap and led the distance in the Hobby Stock main event.  Jacob Olmstead chased Williams the last half of the race but had to settle for second, followed by Adam Armstrong.Spellmeier was victorious for the second night in a row in the Sport Compact feature, this time following a back-and-forth battle over the last five laps and in traffic with Richard Crow.  Spell­meier regained the lead as they came to the white flag and held on for the victory. Nick Lindblad was third.Sponsors of the fourth annual special were Xtreme Motorsports and D & B Motors.March 25 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, 2. Tyler Frye; 3. Jesse Sobbing; 4. Dominic Ursetta; 5. Dylan Sherfick; 6. Jared Hoefelman; 7. Steven Bowers Jr.; 8. Jeremy Frenier; 9. Clay Money; 10. Danny Mor­rison; 11. Eddie Belec; 12. Anthony Roth; 13. Chad Melton; 14. Corey Burch; 15. Jimmy Reeves; 16. Chris Bragg; 17. Travis Hatcher; 18. Nick Link; 19. Jason Wolla; 20. Tim Watts; 21. Don Geist; 22. Mike Petersilie; 23. Tyler Sutton; 24. Cody Gearhart.Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols; 2. Casey Woken; 3. Cory Dumpert; 4. Angel Munoz; 5. Jason Schoen­berger; 6. Nick Tubbs; 7. Austin Carter; 8. Tyler Tipton; 9. Kyle Clough; 10. Jim Powell Jr.; 11. Michael Pepper; 12. Colin Heim; 13. Justin Bussell; 14. Jesse Taylor; 15. Nolan Remus; 16. Jason Davis; 17. Kyle Pfeifer; 18. Jason Rogers; 19. Trevor Schmidt; 20. B.J. Wagoner; 21. Kevin Wagoner; 22. Chad Sterling; 23. Lloyd Meeske; 24. Jeff Whiting.Northern SportMods – 1. Dustin Daniels; 2. Ryan Moser; 3. Trenton Kleweno; 4. Blaine Walt; 5. Brandon Spanger; 6. Daniel Gottschalk; 7. Thomas Nelson; 8. Brandon Clough; 9. Dakota Sproul; 10. Trent Roth; 11. Brian Davidson; 12. Austin Walker; 13. Henry Hendrickson; 14. Pat Bedore; 15. Triston Barton; 16. Tyler Watts; 17. Adam Armstrong; 18. C.J. Pfannenstiel; 19. Brendon Da­mon; 20. Jeremy Sigler; 21. Mike Moore; 22. Kolton Vogel; 23. Trevor Geist.Hobby Stocks – 1. Garrett Hager; 2. Cody Graham; 3. Andrew Burg; 4. Tyrel Smith; 5. Jamie Songer; 6. Jason Fusselman; 7. Reagan Sellard; 8. Tommy Fose; 9. Shay Simoneau; 10. Brady Bencken; 11. Keith Burg; 12. Colton Pfeifer; 13. Cody Williams; 14. John Annon; 15. Jacob Olmstead; 16. Tanner Jones; 17. Jace Smith; 18. Travis Coop; 19. Lyle Russell; 20. Ruban Eich­man; 21. Kurt Hansen; 22. Jason Cleveland; 23. Brandon Hoffman; 24. Brett Henke.Sport Compacts – 1. Scott Spellmeier; 2. Billy Turner; 3. David Norquest; 4. Brooke Russell; 5. Nick Lindblad; 6. Art Herzog; 7. Ryan Smith; 8. Randy Murphy; 9. Kyle Benoit; 10. Andrew Soder­land; 11. Ryan Murphy; 12. Shalanda Smith; 13. Jakob Schwein; 14. Andrew McClellen; 15. Rich­ard Crow; 16. Kirk Pfannenstiel; 17. William Hendrickson; 18. David Dembowski; 19. Bryan Moore.March 26 Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Grabouski; 2. Sobbing; 3. Frenier; 4. Murray; 5. Ursetta; 6. Money; 7. Roth; 8. Scott Smith; 9. Gearhart; 10. Morrison; 11. Sherfick; 12. Hatcher; 13. Bragg; 14. Joe Cleveland; 15. Petersilie; 16. Greg Gustus; 17. Link; 18. Ronnie Hill; 19. Frye; 20. Bowers; 21. Belec; 22. Hoefelman; 23. Tanner Black; 24. Wolla.Stock Cars – 1. Nichols; 2. Tubbs; 3. Bruce Plumisto; 4. Dumpert; 5. Woken; 6. Taylor; 7. Rog­ers; 8. Clough; 9. Tanner Portenier; 10. Bussell; 11. Perry Misner; 12. Remus; 13. Tipton; 14. Carter; 15. Pfeifer; 16. Aaron Gray; 17. Schoenberger,’ 18. Whiting; 19. Powell; 20. Davis; 21. Kevin Wagoner; 22. B.J. Wagoner; 23. Sterling.Northern SportMods –  1. Daniels; 2. Gottschalk; 3. Kleweno; 4. Roth; 5. Bryan Herrick; 6. Walt; 7. Shane Meeks; 8. Spanger; 9. Davidson; 10. Barton; 11. Sproul; 12. Clough; 13. Henderson; 14. Be­dore; 15. Kamren Gruber; 16. Vogel; 17. Moore; 18. Nelson; 19. Bill Smith; 20. Justin Gibbens; 21. Moser; 22. Brett Berry; 23. Watts; 24. Walker.Hobby Stocks – 1. Williams; 2. Jacob Olmstead; 3. Adam Armstrong; 4. Fose; 5. Songer; 6. Hager; 7. Duane Wahrman; 8. Bencken; 9. Hansen; 10. Jace Smith; 11. Tyrel Smith; 12. Eich­man; 13. Annon; 14. Sellard; 15. Simoneau; 16. Russell; 17. Pfeifer; 18. Keith Burg; 19. Al Em­mons; 20. Nicole Woods; 21. Dalton Blow; 22. Cleveland; 23. Fusselman; 24. Zach Olmstead.Sport Compacts – 1. Spellmeier; 2. Crow; 3. Lindblad; 4. Schwein; 5. Dembowski; 6. Norquest; 7. Herzog; 8. Turner; 9. Ryan Murphy; 10. Ryan Smith; 11. McClellan; 12. Soderland; 13. Benoit; 14. Shalanda Smith; 15. Chris Packett; 16. Moore; 17. Randy Murphy; 18. Shawn Heir; 19. Hendrick­son; 20. Russell.last_img read more

Bulldog Wrestling Results At Milan 6-Way

first_imgBatesville started the day against a strong Adams Central team who made their debut in the meet. Aaron Norman started things out at 195 to win his second straight pin. Freshman Daniel Richey would receive a forfeit at 285. Alex Murphy would make his season debut wrestling at 113 with a pin. Tyler Shaeffer picked of a victory at 132 with a high scoring 19-14 decision. JT Linkel won by pin to get his 3rd win of the season. Jy’lil Chappel would get a forfeit at 182 in their final victory in a 43-33 loss to the #3 ranked 1A team in the state. The Bulldogs will next travel to Rushville next Saturday. Batesville Wrestling competed in their first dual tournament of the season traveling to Milan to battle 5 other teams including 2 EIAC opponents and 2 section opponents. Despite a strong individual effort the team went 0-5 but picked up one individual weight-class champion.  Alex Murphy was the lone Bulldog to win his weight class with a 4-1 record. Tyler Schaeffer, JT Linkel, Josh Mobley also went 4-1. Axel Garcia finished 3-2. The Bulldogs would get there most heartbreaking lost Union County losing a tiebreaker. The Bulldogs won 6 out of 11 matches but lost on the tiebreaker based on who gave up the least amount of forfeits. Alex Murphy, Caleb Bischoff-Niese, Tyler Schaeffer, JT Linkel, Josh Mobley and Axel Garcia all won by pin. The score before the tiebreaker was 36-36. Dual ScoresAdams Central 43   Batesville 33 Milan 54   Batesville 30 Lawrenceburg 60   Batesville 15 Union County 37*   Batesville 36  on criteriaRushville 42   Batesville 41 Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller. The Bulldogs would finish things with a strong performance again Rushville. With the bulldogs losing the forfeit battle 2-3 they were able to win 5 out of 9 of the matches wrestled. Alex Murphy, Tyler Schaeffer, Josh Mobley, and Nick Nobbe won by pin. JT Linkel also won with a 17-2 Tech fall. Despite the effort the bulldogs lost 42-41. Next up was county rivals Milan. Brandon Manning started the dual with a pin at 220. Batesville wouldn’t get another victory until JT won with a pinfall. The bulldogs would then get 3 more victories with Josh Mobley and Axel Garcia would get forfeits at 152 and 170 respectfully with Nick Nobbe getting a pinfall in the middle at 160. The Bulldogs would fall to Milan 54-30.  Batesville’s 3rd dual was against EIAC opponent Lawrenceburg. The Bulldogs had a tough battle with the eventual tournament winners only winning 3 matches. Alex Murphy received a forfeit at 113. Tyler Schaeffer won by pin at 132 while Josh Mobley got a 7-1 victory at 152 as the bulldogs lost 60-15.last_img read more