first_imgBatesville Dirt Road Basketball Tournament Pool PlaySunday  (1-19) 6th grade:Batesville 35, Connersville 29Batesville 50, Franklin County 29Batesville 50, National Trail 235th grade:Richmond 44, Batesville 22Batesville 32, Connersville 28Batesville 36, Centerville 214th grade:Connersville White 26, Batesville 14Batesville 45, Milan 43rd grade:Batesville 51, North Decatur 6Batesville 63, Milan 112nd grade:Franklin County 20, Batesville Blue 15Batesville Blue 22, East Central 12Franklin County 20, Batesville White 10Rushville Black, 20 Batesville White 18Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img

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Atkinson said Carroll should return Wednesday at Cleveland.Raptors: Toronto has won five straight. … This was the first of six consecutive home games for the Raptors, who don’t play on the road against until March 3 at Detroit. … Musician Sting attended the game.CHANGING OF THE GUARDSRaptors guard Fred VanVleet was not available. Before the game, the Raptors said VanVleet will miss at least three weeks because of a ligament injury in his left thumb. VanVleet was hurt in the second quarter of Saturday’s win at New York.Toronto acquired some insurance at the point guard position Monday when they agreed to sign veteran Jeremy Lin, who is being waived by the Atlanta Hawks. Lin will sign with Toronto later this week, said Jim Tanner, one of his agents.NOT CLICKING YETIn his second game since missing 42 with a right foot injury, Caris LeVert shot 3 for 11 and scored six points.“Is he clicking on all cylinders? No, but I don’t care, quite honestly,” Atkinson said.UP NEXTNets: Visit Cleveland on Wednesday night. Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shots as Brooklyn Nets guard Treveon Graham (21) defends and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) looks on during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Marc Gasol was a winner in his first home game with the Toronto Raptors — thanks to a sweet shot by Kawhi Leonard.Leonard banked home the tiebreaking basket with 4.2 seconds remaining and the Raptors edged the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Russell hit a tiebreaking 3 with 50 seconds to go, but Danny Green answered with a 3 for the Raptors.With the teams tied at 92 to begin the fourth, Gasol scored 11 of Toronto’s first 13 points in the final quarter.“It was a heck of a stretch for him,” Nurse said. “Really fun, really impressive.”Nets coach Kenny Atkinson had praise for Gasol, too.“I thought he commanded in the post,” Atkinson said. “I could really see him anchoring that second unit and making them very dangerous.”Gasol received a standing ovation when he replaced Ibaka at 3:03 of the first.“It gives you the butterflies in your stomach,” Gasol said of the rousing welcome. “It made you feel like a rookie again. It’s a great feeling to have.”Harris made five of six from 3-point range in the first quarter and Brooklyn led 29-21 after one. The five 3-pointers are the most Harris has made in a single quarter, and matched his season high for an entire game.The Nets led 60-56 at halftime.TIP-INS View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA looking into 76ers’ Ben Simmons talk with Lakers MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and had a career-high 14 assists for Brooklyn. Joe Harris scored 24 points and made a career-best seven 3-pointers, but the Nets lost for the fifth time in six games.The Nets gave the ball to Russell on their final possession, but his long shot bounced off the rim and into Kyle Lowry’s hands.Lowry and Patrick McCaw each scored 13 for the Raptors, who have won 14 of 15 against Brooklyn.Allen Crabbe made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Jarret Allen scored 15 for the Nets.Toronto led 120-114 on a 3 by Lowry at 2:45 of the fourth but Crabbe replied with back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it at 120 at 1:34.ADVERTISEMENT “I asked if he called ‘bank,’” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “He said he called ‘game.’”Leonard scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Pascal Siakam scored 17 for the Raptors, who have won eight straight home meetings with the Nets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGasol scored 16 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, in his home debut after being acquired from Memphis last Thursday.“I definitely got more comfortable,” Gasol said of his big quarter. 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first_imgNassman in Panama performing his anti-corruption Bonkey song. Not many Liberian musicians will forgo their craft just to become an anti-corruption advocate. But for Nasseman, there is nothing more important right now in his life than standing up against corruption which breeds poverty, division and possibly brings about war.Nasseman, who is a very successful reggae musician, has over the years used his music to speak against societal ills and injustice. He has said his experience over the years has taught him how corruption undermines Liberia’s progress and increases poverty, motivating him to get involved into being a corruption advocate.“It will be like committing suicide if I don’t use my talent to speak out against corruption. I believed in a society that respects integrity, honesty, and transparency. So it is my duty to campaign for that society I dream about,” Nasseman said.The JourneyThe “Redemption” singer began his anti-corruption advocacy after his song “Bonkey” won the 2016 fair play anti-corruption music competition, which is organized by the organizers of the International Anti-Music Conference.Fair Play is a global competition for original songs by young bands (age between 18 to 35) on the theme of anti-corruption, integrity, and fighting for social justice.“Bonkey” in Liberian Pidgin, is used to refer to a corrupt individual. The goal of the song was to bring to light the adverse impact of corruption on Liberians, mainly the poor, from all walks of life.  “That was the beginning of my full involvement as an anti-corruption advocate. I did that music to highlight the impact of corruption,” Nasseman added.As a winner of the competition, he traveled to Panama where he was able to receive his prize (ambassadorial title) and perform the song.“The fight against corruption is everybody’s business and I think getting involved is the best thing I can do to help my country. I cannot sit and remain silent while the majority of my people are suffering as a result of corruption and I have the opportunity to speak against it but don’t want to. That will be the greatest sin I will be committing against them,” the singer noted.Recognition After his return home, Nasseman, whose real name is Rabbie Nassrallah, began intensifying his fight against corruption by releasing a couple of tracks on the topics of corruption and hosting small town hall-style community events to raise awareness about the negative impact of corruption.Nasseman added: “Corruption is like a disease and has eaten up the entire society; so I felt like using music to get the message across. I have a strong fan base which I can convince to choose integrity over dishonesty.“I have a responsibility and that responsibility is to help make the youth to understand the pros and cons about corruption. This, at the end of the day, will allow them to choose what is right or wrong without someone forcing them to do so. Therefore when they make their own decisions, they will know that they alone will not bear the consequence but the entire country.”And due to his effort to eliminate or reduce corruption, Nasseman is expected to be awarded and named Transparency International Global Ambassador in the fight against corruption, which will be given to him at the 18th annual International Anti-corruption Committee (IACC) event, which is expected to be held in Copenhagen, Demark, in October this year.“I’m grateful for this upcoming honor and it just motivates me to do more. And this will give more focus to the youth, which constitutes half of the nation, with my campaign since I have a strong influence over them. If I can leverage my influence over them properly, I’m sure that the high rate of corruption can be reduced among them,” the artist said.Future moveAs an upcoming ambassador for Transparency International, Nasseman has gone on to register an organization called Art for Transparency, which is dedicated to using art to intensify the fight against corruption.The organization, Nasseman explained, will incorporate people with artistic talents to widely spread its anti-corruption message so that it cannot reach the next generation of Liberians at this early stage.“Part of my goal is to lobby for the inclusion of anti-corruption lesson to be incorporated into curriculums. The fight against corruption has to be taken to the next generation of Liberians. The sooner we start telling them about dishonesty, the better we can help them understand Integrity,” Nasseman added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more