YESTERYEAR: Evansville Red Cross Chapter by Pat Sides

first_imgYESTERYEAR: Evansville Red Cross Chapter by Pat SidesIn 1952, the Evansville Red Cross chapter organized an emergency committee of civic leaders to oversee a drive to replenish blood supplies in military hospitals, bringing in a bloodmobile from Indianapolis to visit local industrial plants. The United States was at war with Korea, which prompted a critical shortage in the country’s blood bank. Briggs Indiana Corporation on East Columbia Street, which manufactured automobile bodies for the Chrysler Corporation, was one of the sites visited by the bloodmobile. This image shows Red Cross staff busily preparing Briggs employees to donate their blood, as “Evansville continued to break one record right after another,” according to the local Red Cross chairman.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Freshman class has more foreign students, men

first_imgThis year’s freshman class is more diverse than the 2010-2011 freshman class, according to The University of Southern California Freshman Profile and Admission Information for the 2011-2012 school year, released Friday.Changes in the profile include an increase in admitted students and enrollees as well as an improvement in applicants’ standardized test scores.For the 2011-2012 school year, 37,210 students applied for admission to USC, compared with 35,794 in the 2010-2011 school year.The percentage of enrolled international students also increased by 4 percent.More international students enrolled in USC from the South Pacific this year; countries like Singapore and Indonesia are better represented than areas in Europe and Asia, such as the United Kingdom and Turkey.Enrolled USC students balanced out to an even male-to-female ratio, compared with 45 percent male and 55 percent female last year.First-generation college students also increased from the previous year, with the new class comprised of 14 percent first-generation college students, compared with last year’s 12 percent.The estimated total cost of attendance increased, rising from a total of $55,578 to $57,876.This increase in expenses also comes with an increase in the quantity of scholarships USC granted to students.Thirteen more scholarships were given to incoming freshmen in the class of 2015 than to the class of 2014 for a total of 679 Trustee, Presidential, Dean scholarships and the new Mork Family scholarships that grant students full tuition as well as a stipend for their time at USC.last_img read more

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Young Trojan defense preps for Stanford

first_imgFollowing a hard-fought win last weekend, featuring a devastating injury to quarterback JT Daniels and lapses on both sides of the ball, the Trojans seem laser-focused as they head into Saturday’s home contest against No. 23 Stanford. Winning against Stanford may be a tall order for this young defense, however. Pressure on the quarterback may make the difference between a win and a loss this Saturday.  Sophomore cornerback Olaijah Griffin had five tackles this past Saturday against Fresno State. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) On one hand, he does not have nearly the level of experience of Costello, having only ever played in one college game. On the other hand, USC has hardly any information on Mills and may not be able to adjust to his playing style. “We need to be assignment-perfect and pay attention to detail,” Hufanga said. “If they say 10 yards, it’s 10 yards, not 12. We just need to be on our spot and do our thing.” “K.J. [Costello]’s stats are incredible,” defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said. “He commanded that offense. [Stanford head coach David] Shaw gives him a lot of latitude within it, so he has a lot more experience in game-type situations.” USC’s defense made several elementary mistakes against Fresno State. Senior quarterback Jorge Reyna was able to scramble for 56 yards, go 2 of 2 on fourth down and complete two touchdown passes for Fresno State. “We had some missed opportunities,” sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga said of the defense. “But the coaches are trying to get us back into position. For us, our ultimate goal is to win games, and so we’ve got to come back next week and do it.” This includes exerting pressure on the quarterback. USC’s passive defense allowed Reyna too much time to adjust his strategy and scramble when no one was open. The team only had three sacks last week, when Pendergast and head coach Clay Helton agreed that it could have added four or five more. “[Stanford has] very much a pro-style offense, which we’re not used to playing,” Pendergast said. “The biggest challenge we have is not only the personnel matchups and the formations, but just getting a feel for how they execute their plays.” “I’m looking forward to getting my first pick this week,” sophomore cornerback Olaijah Griffin said. “I have goals set that I’m just hoping I can accomplish.”  The Trojans will also need to prepare for the possibility of facing junior quarterback Davis Mills, Stanford’s second-stringer. Costello is currently undergoing concussion protocol, and the decision of whether he can play this weekend will not be released until Friday. His official status is questionable. “We’ve got to try to get in there and be physical, be nasty,” Hufanga said. “[Stanford] is a big, physical team, but they can also bring speed whenever they want.” Mills’ presence in the game could present a blessing or a curse for the Trojans.  The unit had several holes in the secondary last weekend, and the Stanford offense will not be as forgiving as Fresno State’s. Senior quarterback K.J. Costello completed 80% of his passes last week against Northwestern, posting 152 yards and one touchdown. Despite the apparent obstacles ahead this weekend, the Trojans remain confident in their ability to contain Stanford. Several defensive players expressed their excitement to take on such a formidable Pac-12 opponent. Griffin and the Trojans will take on Stanford at the Coliseum 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Experience is exactly what USC’s defense lacks. The young squad, however well-trained and efficient it appears in practice, has not yet taken enough live reps to expect the unexpected. The players and coaches will need to quickly assess Stanford’s strategy in order to prevent the seasoned Costello from making big plays.last_img read more

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PH wins 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Philippines on Saturday presented a three-nation bid with Japan and Indonesia before the Fiba Central Board at the Fiba headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan led the 20-minute presentation and speakers for the three-nation consortium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe 2023 hosting atoned for the failed bid in 2015 where Fiba gave the nod to China as the stage for the 2019 World Cup.In winning the bid, the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan earned outright slots to the 2023 World Cup, which is also a qualifying tournament for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The Filipino crowd has always been Gilas Pilipinas’ sixth man. Photo from Fiba.comBasketball is home.The Philippines has been awarded the hosting rights to the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Half of the 32 qualifying matches will be played in Manila while the other half will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia and Okinawa, Japan. Then, the knockout stage beginning the quarterfinals will all be staged in the Philippines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Liverpool not just the ‘Fab Four’, says Klopp MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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