Elf Academy Visit Our Website 25 Days of Giving Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ will be leaving cMoe on December 29th!Created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action is designed to promote the fun in and communicate the many benefits of physical activity.Featuring the theme of action adventures popular in children’s books and movies, the homegrown exhibition invites visitors to jump into “Action Star Training” – play activities that build strength, coordination, balance and endurance.Sponsored nationally by General Mills. Sponsored locally by Old National Bank Foundation. View Calendar Can’t stay up till midnight? Party all day at the annual Happy Noon Year’s celebration!Enjoy engaging activities, games, snacks, and a special performance by The Awesome Squad! Oh, and make sure to join us in the lobby as we count down to NOON with cMoe’s special balloon drop!Activities included with admission:18 Months & Older—$15 per personcMoe Member Families— FreeMuseums For All program—$1 per personcMoe will be open from 9 AM-2 PM on December 31.Awesome Squad performance made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, Vanderburgh Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ Holiday ClosurescMoe will be closed on the following dates: The North Pole needs more Elves!December 14th will be the jolliest, immersive holiday experience for the family. At Elf Academy, you’ll discover all the magical secrets of being a North Pole Elf. During your training, you’ll: Daily Educational Programs December Theme: Winter – It’s almost Winter, and it is getting COLD outside! But there are plenty of wonderful activities and celebrations that take place in December to keep us warm and happy. This month we’ll be doing activities and games to help keep away the cold, as well as learning about the multi-cultural celebrations that are taking place around the world!Daily activities are included with general admission and no registration is required. The Museum will be open on December 23rd and December 30th. Christmas Eve (December 24)Christmas Day (December 25)New Year’s Day (January 1) Member Families, Donors, & Volunteers are exclusively invited on December 13th from 5 PM-7 PM!Special activities will be happening throughout the Museum including:Holiday themed craftsA hot chocolate barPictures with Santa Family Free NightCreate family memories and spark your children’s imagination during Family Free Night!The public is admitted FREE on December 5th from 5 PM-8 PM to explore the Museum. Last admittance is at 7:30 pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years older. No reservations are necessary for this evening of holiday fun! Learn More Learn More Merry Members Night (Photos: MIKE LAWRENCE / COURIER & PRESS, Mike Lawrence) Tickets sales end on December 6th! This event is sponsored by Old National Bank. Happy Noon Years! Make toys at Santa’s WorkshopSlide down Magic MountainHave a Snowball FightGet your photo with Santa & Mrs. ClausBust a Move at a Dance PartyBrunchGet your official Elf Badge! Purchase Tickets FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail One of our core beliefs is that every child and family deserves the chance to learn, play, and form stronger family bonds. Our Access Initiatives help us support families and children in times of need and financial difficulty, giving kids the opportunity to experience the simple joys of being a kid.Help us raise $25K in 25 Days!Give, renew or upgrade your gift:• Donate online at www.cMoekids.org• Call us at 812.464.2663• Mail gifts to P.O. Box 122; Evansville, IN 47701Each gift is 100% tax deductible.
Press Association Northern Ireland Under-21s claimed the first points of their European Championship qualification campaign with a 1-0 win over Cyprus in Lurgan. Jim Magilton took charge with Stephen Robinson away with the Under-17s and had reason to be content after his side came back into the dressing-room level. Ryan Brobbell had an early effort blocked and they were hardly troubled at the other end, with only a wayward effort from Cyprus captain Pieros Sotiriou causing any alarm. Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Brennan kept out the first shot on target on 62 minutes when Kostakis Artymatas finally made him work. Cyprus, a place above Northern Ireland in the group with six points, threatened through Sotiriou and Nikos Efthimiou but a draw seemed the most likely result until Gorman’s late intervention. His free-kick was turned in by Christofides to give Northern Ireland just their second goal of the campaign and the three points. Gorman almost got his name on the scoresheet soon after, but Loizou made a good save. Jonny Gorman’s 85th-minute free-kick was turned into his own net by Andreas Christofides to end a run of five straight defeats in Group Nine. It was the home side’s first shot on target of a largely lifeless encounter and they may have even had a second when Gorman drew a good save from Giorgos Loizou in the final stages.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says this weekend’s clash against Liverpool will be a special occasion for Raheem Sterling. England forward Sterling is set to face the Reds for the first time on Saturday since his acrimonious and protracted £49million move from Anfield to City in the summer. But while former City player James Milner may receive a warm welcome as he returns to the Etihad Stadium with Liverpool, Sterling can expect a different reaction from the visiting fans. The 20-year-old has settled well at City, and already scored six goals for his new club, and Pellegrini hopes he can embrace the next challenge against his old club. Pellegrini said: “I always think it is special for all players – not only Raheem – to play against the team they worked for for many players. Maybe for James Milner it will be exactly the same. “But those situations are part of the career of the player. They are now defending another shirt.” Pellegrini has been pleased with the progress Sterling, who burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old with Liverpool, has made at City. Questions have been asked of his finishing ability but the youngster has started to answer them with a hat-trick against Bournemouth last month and a vital strike at Sevilla in the Champions League. Pellegrini said: “I always say that Raheem is a very young player. He must improve a lot and in important things. “It is important also he can demonstrate it in every game but I am very happy with the way he is playing so far. “He just 20 years old and he has a lot of years to work but he will be a very important player, not only for Manchester City but for England.” The case of Milner is different to that of Sterling, who became embroiled in a contract dispute with Liverpool and questioned the Merseyside club’s ability to win silverware. Press Association England midfielder Milner, 29, won four trophies with City but could not command a regular starting role in his preferred central position and decided to move on after his contract expired last summer. Pellegrini said: “We did all we could to convince him to stay. He wanted to go to have another challenge and you must understand that if a player does not want to stay here, you cannot do any more to convince him. We tried to do all what we could.” The Sterling and Milner factors add extra spice to Saturday’s intriguing Barclays Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium. The fixture could also see the leading strikers for both clubs, City’s Sergio Aguero and Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool, return to action after injuries while much fascination still surrounds new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. The atmosphere is also likely to be fevered with the rivalry between the clubs having intensified since their title duel in 2014. Pellegrini said: “I think that one of the most important things in important games is to have a cold mind, maybe a hot heart, but a cold mind because there are a lot of mistakes. That is so important and I hope we can do it.”
THIRD form students of Queen’s College benefited from a donation of baseball equipment including bats, helmets, balls and protective leg pads from the Guyana Baseball League (GBL) Inc. on Friday.President of the Baseball League, Robin Singh,highlighted that the school’s Physical Education teacher had reached out to the league to foster the development of the sport in the School.“With baseball being a fairly new sport in Guyana, we are making these donations to encourage the growth of the sport in Guyana,” he said.He also highlighted that he, like the Minister of Education,Rupert Roopnarine, is plugging for the development of sports in schools.The GBL president explained that in addition to Queen’s College, two schools in Berbice have also benefited from such a donation. He also highlighted that in addition to the donation of equipment, the league will be providing training for the sport.He also highlighted that just last year, a team from Guyana travelled to Canada to play baseball. Now, with the advent of such donations to schools, he says that he is expecting to take a stronger team next year.Also speaking to the Chronicle Sport, was the school’s Physical Education teacher,Osafo Dos Santos. Dos Santos said, “I reached out to the league for this donation to implement a baseball programme in the school with third form students.” He added too that this donation will be able to foster an “appreciation” for this fairly new sport.The students asserted that each week, on Wednesdays from 15:00hours to 16:00 hours and on Fridays from 13:00hours to about 14:30 hours, they plan to make full use of the donation. Singh and a coach aligned with the league, Devon Douglas,reassured that they would be visiting during these times to lend their knowledge and support.The president of the League highlighted that he is willing to sponsor similar initiatives and can be contacted on his email: [email protected]
Since their League semi-final defeat to Waterford the Premier County have only had a number of challenge games.However Eamon O’Shea says the intervening weeks have given them an opportunity to focus on their preparations.The Cloughjordan native says the break gave them a chance to focus on strength and conditioning while also allowing players to line out for their clubs. Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.
QPR are interested in highly-rated Uruguayan youngster Kevin Mendez.The 18-year-old striker, who plays for Penarol in his homeland, shone at the Under-17 World Cup last year.Many European clubs, including Chelsea, have been monitoring Mendez.Liverpool were recently linked with a move for him and Paris St-Germain decided against making an offer following talks with his representatives.Those representatives are keen for the player to secure a move to Europe and the potential deal is one of several being followed up by QPR chairman Tony Fernandes ahead of the start of the new season.Fernandes is also looking to agree the signing of Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer. West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers have had a bid for the Netherlands midfielder, 24, rejected but are considering making an improved offer.See also:Sigthorsson deal ‘dragging on’ – RedknappNorwich reject bid from QPR for FerFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have tabled a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.The Costa Rica international is determined to leave Real after being dumped for summer arrival Thibaut Courtois this season. Despite his three Champions League titles, Keylor has been benched by Santiago Solari since he replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach.Okdiario says Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Keylor to London, where he sees him as ideal competition for Bernd Leno.And a first offer of €13m has already been tabled to Real for the keeper.Any move is likely to see Petr Cech seek an immediate departure next month.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persieby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Greenwood has compared to Robin van Persie by former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.Greenwood’s brilliant goal gave United a 1-0 win over Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday.And Hargreaves saw glimpses of former United striker van Persie in the 17-year-old.He said: “I think you have to take the positives on a night like this and the positives are that they kept a clean sheet and Mason Greenwood scored a stunning goal.”It reminded me a little bit of Robin van Persie, chopping inside onto that right foot and scoring a great goal.”I’m really happy for him because, as you saw (Bukayo) Saka for Arsenal, the night was all about the academies really.”They produced tonight for Arsenal and for Manchester United .”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddisonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been urged to avoid signing Leicester City ace James Maddison.That’s on the advice of former United midfielder Kleberson.”I don’t think it would be great for Maddison to join United,” the World Cup winner told US-Bookies.com.”They [Leicester] have had a good start to the season but when you do a big jump from a smaller club to United, it is mentally tough for these players.”They have to be able to learn to adapt to play at a big club. It will be interesting to see if they can, but I don’t know if he will be a good enough signing for United.”
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City keeper Zack Steffen delighted with first Fortuna Dusseldorf clean sheetby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveZack Steffen was delighted with a first clean sheet for Fortuna Dusseldorf on the weekend.On-loan from Manchester City, Steffen has been superb for Fortuna this season – but hadn’t managed a clean sheet.That is until the weekend’s 1-0 win over Mainz.Steffen said, “Sometimes I like that when I have nothing to do. I’ll take that with me. I’m just totally happy and overjoyed that I finally did not concede a goal. That’s really good for me. “This is the credit of our defence. The guys did a great job. We finally showed that we can defend our goal when we totally concentrate for 90 minutes.”