Indiana Conservation Officer Elected As Member Of National Safe Boating Organization

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indiana Conservation Officer Lt. Kenton Turner has been elected to serve on the executive board of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).  During NASBLA’s 57th annual meeting, held on September 11-14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, Lt. Turner was elected to serve the non-profit organization for the 2016-2017 calendar year.A native of Trafalgar, IN, Turner graduated in 1988 from Vincennes University with an Associate of Science Degree in Conservation Law Enforcement.  He began his career as a field officer with the DNR Law Enforcement Division in 1992.  He was named as the Indiana Boating Law Administrator in May 2013.  Turner graduated from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA September 2016.Turner has served as vice chair of NASBLA’s Preparedness and Response Committee 2013-2015 and as a member of the Enforcement and Training Committee 2015-2016.NASBLA is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational safe boating safety.  NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S territories.  NASBLA offers a variety of resources, including training, model acts, education standards and publications.  Through a national network of thousands of professional educators, law enforcement officers and volunteers, the organization affects the lives of over 76 million American boaters.“Lt. Turner’s leadership on the national stage is another example of how Indiana Conservation Officers are recognized for being Indiana’s foremost water response agency”, said Danny L. East, DNR Law Enforcement Division Director.  “The training and expertise of our officers to patrol our state’s waterways is second to none, with this appointment we now have the opportunity to provide guidance to other state’s boating enforcement agencies.”-30-Media contact: Captain William T. Browne, DNR Division of Law Enforcement, 765-509-0207For full details, view this message on the web.last_img read more

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Lambert not fearing Villa axe

first_img Press Association The Villa manager has lost his last six games ahead of the trip to Upton Park on Saturday. Hammers chief Allardyce has backed Lambert and insisted he has sympathy for his opposite number. “When results go for you then great, but if not then you know what’s coming.” Lambert has come under fire from Villa fans during their losing run, although they were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Tottenham on Sunday. Christian Benteke’s red card turned the game and Lambert felt the home support stuck with the team. “I understand the way fans react but the crowd were really excellent against Spurs,” said the Scot, who is without the suspended Benteke for the next three games. “They want to see their team winning. Since I have been here they have been great. “They came in their numbers and they will go down to West Ham in their numbers and get behind us. “But I also know the flipside of the coin, that can happen.” Lambert revealed Villa asked the Football Association to look at Benteke’s dismissal but saw their appeals fall on deaf ears. The striker was sent off after pushing Ryan Mason in the face and b oth clubs were charged with failing to control their players after a melee ensued. Lambert, meanwhile, could welcome back Philippe Senderos at West Ham after the defender returned to training on Thursday following a thigh problem. Allardyce was under pressure last season with fans calling for his head at the start of the year – but he survived and has taken them to fifth in the Barclays Premier League this term. Lambert insists he will also endure and said he believes in his side. “That’s what you do. I’ve got some really good players so I don’t have any fears about that whatsoever,” he said. “Sam has been through it and he has been there and bought the t-shirt. “He has been over the course before and has a really good side. “Even when it was all happening, I remember from the outside looking in it was not nice seeing that from any crowd doing that to a manager. “But he came through it and that’s what you do, you come through it. “Some others might like it (opposition managers coming in for abuse) but me personally, I don’t like seeing it because I know how hard the job is. Paul Lambert is confident he will survive Aston Villa’s rocky spell and pointed to Sam Allardyce’s success at West Ham as proof. last_img read more

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Destiny’s child: Lonzo Ball, Lakers can complete fairy tale in NBA Draft

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAfter two workouts with the Lakers and refusing to audition for any other teams, Ball will find out on Today whether all of his father’s bluster, the primping and promising, will be rewarded with first-year executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka selecting him with the second pick in the NBA draft.No player has seemed so naturally ordained to play for a certain team since the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2003 lottery and drafted a hometown hero named LeBron James.After months of the father controlling the son’s narrative, Today’s draft will reveal what the Lakers found when they cut through all of LaVar Ball’s smoke and mirrors.Those who have spent time around Ball describe a level-headed player who rarely left the gym, whose only interests outside of basketball included the occasional video game and free-style rapping.As a freshman, he made the athletic director’s honor roll, which requires a 3.0 grade-point average. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error On the court, Ball averaged 14.6 points and 7.6 assists, setting a program single-season record with 274 assists.With D’Angelo Russell relegated to the Atlantic Division’s cellar in Brooklyn, all signs point to Lonzo. Yet the specter of LaVar persists.“The reputation that Lonzo has is he’s a good teammate,” said Ryan Blake, a longtime NBA scouting consultant, “even though his dad is getting all the attention.”The Lakers, who faced a 53.1 percent chance of losing this year’s draft pick prior to the lottery, are not believed to have made any guarantees to Ball or any other prospect.As recently as Tuesday, team executives were on the phone with Kansas coach Bill Self, seeking more information on Josh Jackson, whose college coaches utilized the 6-foot-8 forward “like a queen on a chess board and (moved) him all over the place,” according to Jayawks assistant Kurtis Townsend.Some within the organization prefer speedy Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox.On Tuesday, NBA.com reported the Lakers had offered the No. 2 pick in a trade to Sacramento for the Nos. 5 and 10 picks in the draft. The Kings were reportedly not interested.No one expects Philadelphia to pass on former Washington point guard Markelle Fultz with the first pick.That leaves the Lakers. It leaves Ball.In an ESPN The Magazine interview in May, LaVar Ball said, “Oh, (Lonzo’s) going to be a Laker. I’m going to keep talking about it until it happens.”As Lonzo told the Southern California News Group late last winter, “Everything that he’s said, it’s pretty much come true.”When Lonzo Ball arrived at UCLA, few knew what exactly to think.Smith was a senior walk-on whose career began as a practice player for the UCLA women’s team. He averaged 1.9 minutes per game for last year’s 31-5 Bruins team that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.It’s hard to imagine a route further from the one Ball, rated with five stars by each of the top recruiting services, took. It makes Smith a good judge of humility.“He was great,” Smith said “He made everybody around him better because he led the team so well. He shared the ball so well. He has a great personality and is really fun to be around.”Lonzo’s brief Twitter biography includes the words “stay humble,” something those who spent time with the star at UCLA say he managed to do despite his hype machine father’s braggadocio.Former UCLA star and NBA sharpshooter Tracy Murray was a Lakers assistant coach in 2015-16 and returned to the broadcast booth as a color commentator on Bruins’ radio broadcasts last season. A resident of Chino Hills, Murray said, “We’ve seen this happening for the last few years.”Murray expected Lonzo to be more like his polarizing dad: cocky, obnoxious, constantly selling.Instead?“The kid just goes about his business in a professional manner,” Murray said.“That’s why I think LaVar is the charismatic one,” he added, “out there selling the kid. Because Lonzo is doing it with his play, he can’t do it with his mouth.”Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, who spent time with the Ball family at their Chino Hills home in his role as an NBA TV analyst echoed that, calling Lonzo “an incredible and well-rounded individual.”Thomas, who will be part of NBA TV’s live draft coverage on Today, was quick to defend LaVar Ball, as well.“Let’s give the mom and dad credit here,” he said. “Are we judging them on their parenting or are we judging them on their marketability? I judge them on their parenting. I see two parents who have done a damn good job with the kid.”His point: It would be a shame if the “big baller” in Big Baller Brand was, in fact, branded a clone of a domineering father rather than be able to establish an identity of his own.Added Smith: “Lonzo was always really used to how his dad was. So he never really worried about it.”Are the Lakers worried? Should they be?Today will bring long-awaited answers.taff writer Mark Medina contributed to this story.center_img Jerrold Smith grew up a fan of the Lakers, so whenever he heard someone question whether Lonzo Ball, his college teammate at UCLA, would be a good fit for his team because of an attention-seeking father he wondered if they knew what they were talking about.“The thing a lot of people are doing too much is they’re lumping Lonzo in with his dad,” Smith said. “They’re two completely different people. He loves his dad, he’s not going to say anything about his dad.“But Lonzo’s the one playing basketball.”Or, as Lonzo Ball said Wednesday in New York, according to the Sporting News: “He was raised in South Central, I was raised in Chino Hills.”last_img read more

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Transfer report: Suarez set for Premier League?

first_img1 Watford have stepped up their pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez, claim reports in Italy.The Spaniard has struggled to settle in Serie A, making just 13 appearances and five starts since joining from Atletico Madrid in the summer.Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was keen on signing Suarez from Atletico last summer and is ready to rekindle his interest.According to Firenzeviola.it, Suarez has fallen out with Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa and is desperate to leave Florence this month.A move back to Spain could be on the cards for the 28-year-old but it is understood he would be open to working under fellow countryman Sanchez Flores, and a deal could still be completed before the transfer window shuts. Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez last_img

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