Aurora, IN—The South Dearborn High School Business Professionals of America students participated in the Regional Leadership Conference held at Ivy Tech Community College, Madison, Indiana on Saturday, December 7, 2019. These ten students competed in both team and individual business competitions and walked away winners. In the individual events, the results were as follows, first place, Kyrstin Bond, Application Interview; first place, Cassidy Carter, Fundamental Word Processing; first place, Ben Chapman, Business Law; first place, Haley Rudisell, Fundamental Desktop Publishing, second place, Riley Bamberger, Prepared Speech; second place, Rylee Thies, Extemporaneous Speech; third place, Ben Chapman, Banking and Finance.In the team events, South Dearborn High School had three teams advance to the state competition. The Economic Research Team including team members Andrew Estanislao, Cassidy Carter and Kristen Rumsey, received first place on their presentation regarding the pros and cons of implementing a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) for the citizens living in the United States of America. The Global Marketing Team, consisting of Riley Bamberger, Rileigh Powell and Haley Rudisell, placed second on their presentation and recommendations for the expansion of a fictitious eco-tourism company named Grand Adventures, currently located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Small Business Management Team, members Maria Townsend and Rylee Thies, also advanced to the state by placing second in their event. Both Maria and Rylee had to prepare a presentation for a graphics company that described new policies that would expand their client list and increase sales through improvements made in the company’s graphics equipment and staffing.All of these students will advance to the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference (SLC), Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The BPA members will be accompanied by club sponsor Mrs. Kelly Pettit. Good luck to all of these young business professionals.
Bencic pulls out MASON, Ohio (AP): Belinda Bencic withdrew from the Western & Southern Open because of a right forearm injury after losing the first set 6-2 yesterday against sixth-ranked Lucie Safarova. Bencic upset top-ranked Serena Williams last weekend en route to winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 12th-ranked Bencic said it’s too soon to know if she will play in next week’s tournament at New Haven, Connecticut. “I don’t think it’s very serious,” Bencic said. “I wasn’t 100 percent, and to beat Lucie or even compete against her, you have to be 100 percent. I didn’t want to retire. This was the first I’ve ever had to retire. I hope it gets better.” Safarova is scheduled to meet either 14th-seeded Elina Svitolina or unseeded Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals. Chelsea sign forward Pedro LONDON (AP): While Chelsea await a first win on the field this season, the Premier League champions scored a satisfying victory in the transfer market yesterday by beating Manchester United to the signing of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona. A fee worth US$33 million was agreed to bring the 28-year-old forward to Chelsea. The high-profile recruitment of a player who has won every major honour shifts the narrative at Chelsea following an unruly start to the season, particularly as it left United reassessing its transfer targets. Chelsea are enduring their worst start to a season for 17 years, going back before Roman Abramovich transformed the club’s fortunes with the injection of cash following his 2003 takeover. Juventus sign Brazil defender TURIN, Italy (AP): Juventus signed Alex Sandro from Porto for US$29 million yesterday with the Brazil left back agreeing a five-year contract with the Italian club. Alex Sandro, who has made six appearances for Brazil, completed a morning medical at Juventus, after flying to Turin on Wednesday night. “I’m feeling very positive, I’m happy and confident,” the 24-year-old said. “I can’t wait to be able to start training and playing and to continue making my dream come true. “The fans can rest assured that they have a player who will always give 100 percent to secure victories and success for the club.” Alex Sandro joined Porto in 2011 and scored three goals in 137 appearances.
According to reports Thursday, the Arizona Cardinals had asked the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission to interview offensive coordinator Todd Haley for their head coaching vacancy. Haley was the offensive coordinator in Arizona for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before leaving to be the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, and he made some sense as a candidate. However, early Friday a report circulated that Haley had not yet agreed to speak with the Cardinals, perhaps in part because of his affinity for working for the Steelers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires According to Arizona Sports 620’s Paul Calvisi, it looks like you can disregard that report. Per NFL source: “don’t believe” ESPN report on Todd Haley.I’m told he views AZ Cardinals head coaching spot as a “great opportunity..”— Paul Calvisi (@PaulCalvisi) January 4, 2013 Comments Share Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cardinals are currently scheduled to chat with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy Saturday, and as of yet nothing is known to be on the docket with Haley. That may change shortly. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling