Vevay listed on the National Register of Historic Places

first_imgCarnegie libraryVevay, IN—The Ohio River town of Vevay in Switzerland County has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, capping a multi-year effort by community activists, local agencies, and the DNR’s Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA).Encompassing 275 historic buildings on 100 acres, the Vevay Historic District includes some of Indiana’s finest Greek Revival buildings. The Schenck House on West Market and the Grisard House on East Main, both large brick mansions, date to the 1840s. Both stand out for their refined, classically inspired porches and details.Vevay’s downtown area includes many well-preserved cast-iron storefronts. George L. Mesker & Co. in Evansville made most of the storefronts in the 1890s and early 1900s. Other architectural treasures from the 1900s include the town’s original Carnegie library, completed in 1917, which now serves as town hall.Indiana has more than 1,970 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, including downtown districts like Vevay, parks, bridges, civic spaces, and archaeological sites. For more information about Indiana’s National Register program, see dnr.IN.gov/historic.last_img read more

Other Sports MC Mary Kom Achieves Another BIG Honour, Named Best Asian Athlete

first_img New Delhi: MC Mary Kom has plenty of honours to her name. She is the only women athlete in history to have won six world boxing championships and she has won the gold in the Asian and Commonwealth Games event. Recently, Mary Kom achieved yet another big honour as she was named the Best Female Asian Athlete in the Awards for Asia’ ceremony organised by Asian Sportswriters Union (AIPS Asia) in Malaysia. AIPS Asia, an organization representing Asian sportswriters since 1978, was holding this award ceremony for the first time this year to honour Asian athletes who have excelled at the highest level.Mary Kom had defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 to clinch the Women’s World Boxing Championship to make her the most successful athlete in women’s boxing in history. The 35-year-old boxer had secured the gold medal the last time it was held in New Delhi in 2006 and she shattered history to become the all-time leading gold medal winner in the World Boxing Championship. With this win, Mary Kom became the only female boxer in history to win six gold medals in the World Boxing Championship. When one looks at both men and women’s boxing, Mary Kom has drawn level with Cuban boxer Felix Savon.The Qatar Football team was voted as the best team in Asia as they won the AFC tournament for the first time. Qatar stunned Japan 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup sparked by a moment of magic from record-breaker Almoez Ali and after nail-biting late drama. Sudan-born striker Ali scored with an acrobatic bicycle kick after just 12 minutes before Abdelaziz Hatim curled in a superb second and Akram Afif converted a VAR-assisted penalty to give the 2022 World Cup hosts a famous victory in Abu Dhabi. Qatar survived a scare at 2-0 when Takumi Minamino pulled one back on 69 minutes, only for Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov to award the Maroons a penalty on review for a handball by Japan captain Maya Yoshida. Ali became the first player to score nine goals at a single Asian Cup after only being cleared to play just hours before kickoff following a UAE protest over his eligibility. Apart from Qatar, the Japan women’s football team have been named as the best team. South Korea footballer Son Heung-Min have been named the Best Asian Female and Male Athletes. Son currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. MC Mary Kom has won six world boxing championship gold medals.Son Heung-Min currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur.Qatar won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time by defeating Japan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

KT Rolster will carry the PyeongChang Winter Games Olympic torch

first_imgKT Rolster will become the first esports stars to carry the Olympic torch as part of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games torch relay. The Korean League of Legends team announced on Twitter that each member of the five man squad will carry the torch for three minutes apiece. The torch relay takes place on the 15th and KT Rolster are encouraging fans to come out and cheer their idols on.  [ kt 프로게임단 2018 평창 동계 올림픽 성화 봉송 안내 ]2018 평창 동계 올림픽이 얼마 남지 않았습니다! 오는 1월 15일에는 kt 프로게임단 선수들이 성화 봉송 주자로 참여하게 되었는데요, 팬 여러분도 참석하셔서 이 영광스러운 자리를 함께 빛내 주시면 감사하겠습니다 pic.twitter.com/LRYJgqLjNE— kt Rolster (@KTRolster_tw) January 6, 2018The carrying of the torch undoubtedly marks a first for esports, but it’s unsurprising that Korea is the country to do it. Esports is, of course, very well known and respected by a bulk of the country compared to other countries such as the United Kingdom. KT Rolster, who will head into the new split with Smeb, Score, Pawn, Deft and Mata recently became champions of the KeSpa Cup, defeating rivals Longhzu Gaming in the grand final to take the title. It’s not the first esports related news around the PyeongChange games, however. Back in November, Intel announced that the Intel Extreme Masters would be heading to Korea ahead of the Winter Olympic Games. IEM PyeongChang will be supported by the IOC and will see Ubisoft’s “Steep: Road to the Olympics”, the official licensed game of the Olympic Winter Games and Starcraft II played. Additionally, Intel will deliver what it c alls “interactive gaming experiences” and there will be game kiosks with the “Steep: Road to the Olympics” game set up throughout the Olympic Village and visitor areas. There’s still rumbles as to whether esports will be included in the Olympics. Many esports fans aren’t overly bothered, but we continue to see headlines regarding the IOC’s stance on esports. Esports Insider says: Whilst relatively insignificant, it’s still cool to see esports stars recognised on the biggest stages. Olympic torch relays are often dominated by traditional athletes and celebrities (and so on) so five Korean stars will likely draw a big crowd. We’d love to see a small highlight clip of their reception.last_img read more