Foundation grant has Sunman Tiger PAWS strumming

first_imgSunman, Ind. — Sunman Elementary second graders in Holly Honchell’s class show off the new ukuleles being used by students in music class with help from a $500 small grant from the Ripley County Community Foundation. Music teacher Jessica Risinger is using the instruments to teach various musical concepts including chords, steady beat, accompany singing, notes, creating and improvising. The grant was awarded to Sunman Tigers PAWS, the school’s parent/teacher/community organization. PAWS would like to thank the foundation for its generosity.last_img read more

Will Tourists, Locals Support Gov. DeSantis’ Call to Take to the Skies?

first_imgIndeed, the governor emphasized the importance of flying on the state’s economy and national profile.In fact, Florida second in the country, after California, in terms of travel employment and revenue.DeSantis went on to say, “You have just not seen airlines lead to outbreaks. And people should understand that.”Despite the governor’s effort to support the airline industry as he continues to push for reopening the state and its economy, time will tell whether Florida residents and fans choose not just to understand that, but whether they are ready to return to the skies. Up to this point, the coronavirus pandemic has had airlines cutting back on flights and staff, as travelers choose to avoid putting themselves and others at risk.However, Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to flip that equation around. The big question now is: Will tourists and locals heed his advice and pack their bags?Although that remains to seen, he believes the proof is in the numbers.During a roundtable discussion with aviation professionals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, the governor explained that it is safer than ever use commercial flights, as the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the state drops to numbers not seen since mid-June.He went on to say that about 8.8 million people traveled from March to June in the state, a dramatic decrease from the 24 million who flew during the same period last year.The U.S. Travel Association reports that the state’s travel industry is comprised of 934,000 jobs and $102 billion in spending.Great roundtable discussion today with aviation industry leaders at @FLLFlyer. This industry has really stepped up to the plate and worked hard to increase sanitation and safety measures for travelers in the age of #COVID19.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2020last_img read more

IABA to appear before Oireachtas Committee over Walsh resignation

first_imgBoth sides will have to explain their roles in the shock departure of Billy Walsh as head coach of the Irish High Performance Boxing Unit after almost 13 years of success.The IABA has been strongly criticised for allowing their head coach to leave for a role with USA Boxing.But the Association’s President, Pat Ryan says that Walsh was set to play a key role in their long-term development of the sport…last_img