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first_imgMainSource Financial Group will be soon expanding banking operations to the Cincinnati market.The Greensburg-based bank announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the common stock of MBT Bancorp (MBT), headquartered in West Harrison. MBT is the parent of Merchants Bank and Trust Company.Merchants Bank and Trust Co. operates six branches spanning from Dearborn County to the greater Cincinnati communities of Harrison, Western Hills and Hyde Park. The bank will merge with MainSource.“We are thrilled to announce this partnership,” commented Archie M. Brown, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of MainSource. “It strengthens our footprint in Dearborn County and enhances our growth strategy in Cincinnati, an area where we have already been investing, and presents an opportunity to prudently and accretively deploy our strong capital base.”“Given the similarity in our cultures and community-based approach, MainSource was the ideal choice as MBT’s partner,” commented Donald Patterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of MBT. “We believe that our employees, customers and community will benefit greatly from this partnership.”The merger is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of MBT.MainSource Financial Group is listed on the NASDAQ National Market (under the symbol: “MSFG”) and is a community-focused, financial holding company with assets of approximately $2.9 billion. MainSource operates 74 full-service offices throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.last_img read more

first_img Inevitably, the questions to Giuntoli were largely about the transfer market, as there are reports Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit of Koulibaly. read also:Pinnick: Osimhen capable of breaking Maradona’s records at Napoli “At this moment, we haven’t received any offers. Koulibaly had important offers in the past and a great deal of interest, but we are in no rush to make decisions. “We consider our players important and will discuss the situation with them.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Real World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana Jones7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Loading… center_img Napoli director, Cristiano Giuntoli, has revealed that the club still need to sort out contractual details with Victor Osimhen’s new agent. “We need to reach an agreement with the new agent, he is a lad we are interested in and we’ll see, but it’s not what everyone thinks,” Giuntoli was quoted by Football Italia. The director also insisted that there are ‘no offers’ for Kalidou Koulibaly. ‘We’re in no rush to make decisions.’ “I am a little concerned, as we intend to do well in every game, so a little angry at the downturn, but hope it is just a passing phase and we’ll soon get back to normal,” the director told DAZN.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSPENCER, Iowa – The finale for the 2018 Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour is Monday, Aug. 6, when IMCA Modifieds headline the Clay County Fair Speedway show.A top check of $2,000, along with a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot are at stake as the series travels to Spencer, hometown of tour title sponsor Arnold Motor Supply.Arnold Motor Supply provides a portion of the $10,000 point fund and also awards a Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Pellet Grill to the champion of the ninth annual tour.Hunter Marriott has the current point lead and two previous Clay County tour victories to his credit. The Brookfield, Mo., driver won at Spencer in 2016 and again last year. Drivers’ six best finishes over the course of the seven-date series will be used to determine point standings because of events held out of state and drivers in contention for the tour championship are aware of that scoring.One hundred and seventy drivers from 14 states have competed in one or more of the first six tour events this season. Marriott motored his way to the top of the point standings with victories in two of the last three races.Pit gates and the grandstand at Spencer open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $30.Completing the Monday night card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.The event will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 228; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 195; 3. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 191; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, both 189; 6. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 180; 7. Kyle Strickler, Troutman, N.C., 152; 8. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 143; 9. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 134; 10. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 133; 11. Shane DeMey, Denison, 131; 12. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, 125; 13. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, 109; 14. Josh Most, Red Oak, 96; 15. Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill., 95; 16. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 94; 17. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill., 93; 18. Jeremy Thornton, Casa Grande, Ariz., and David Brown, Kellogg, both 77; 20. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 67.last_img read more

first_img Reports from the continent have suggested that terms have been agreed to transfer the 25-year-old Portugal international to Old Trafford. But speaking after Tuesday night’s 2-1 Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg defeat at Sunderland, Moyes said: “No, that’s not true.” Manchester United boss David Moyes has denied claims the club are on the brink of signing Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao. Press Associationcenter_img Opposite number Gus Poyet was even more reticent when asked about Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt’s decision to hand in a transfer request. The 24-year-old Scot is understood to have submitted his request with the Black Cats having been engaged in talks over he and winger Will Buckley for several days, but without making a breakthrough to date. But asked about the situation, Poyet replied: “That’s nothing to do with me.” last_img read more

first_img With Martinez looking on from the Anfield stands in preparation for the game at Goodison Park next Tuesday, Rodgers’ team were second best in the first half on Saturday against Villa. With first-half goals from Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke, the visitors threatened a repeat of their shock victory last season. Press Association Liverpool fought back, however, as Daniel Sturridge scored just prior to half-time, whilst Steven Gerrard struck a penalty early into the second period to earn a point. Despite the lacklustre showing, ahead of the next league clash with their local rivals, Rodgers said: “He will know how I work and knows how my teams work. “But he will know it will be a totally different game here for the derby. “It wasn’t one of our better days (against Villa), but we’ve had many great games here.” Speaking to the Daily Post, Rodgers added: “We’ll be ready for the derby game for sure.” The Northern Irishman is being heavily linked with a move for Basle winger Mohamed Salah. Rodgers admitted after Saturday’s game to meeting with owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner, apparently receiving assurances there is money available this month to strengthen. Salah has reportedly long been on Rodgers’ radar, and while a bid of £8million is being suggested, Basle may demand double that figure. Liverpool, meanwhile, have confirmed the departure of young defender Tiago Ilori, who has joined Spanish side Granada on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old was signed on transfer deadline day in September for £7million from Sporting Lisbon but has yet to make an appearance under Rodgers. center_img Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned Everton counterpart Roberto Martinez to expect a very different Reds side in their upcoming derby clash compared to the one that struggled against Aston Villa.last_img read more

first_img The Gunners signed Chambers from Southampton last summer for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £16million. Agent Alan Middleton has also been charged for allegedly breaching the same regulations over the Chambers transfer. The full statement from the Football Association read: ” Arsenal have been charged for allegedly breaching The FA’s Football Agents Regulations. “The charge is in relation to the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton to Arsenal on 26 July 2014. “Authorised agent Alan Middleton has also been charged for allegedly breaching The FA’s Football Agents Regulations in relation to the same transfer. “Mr Middleton has until 17 June 2015 to respond to the charge. “Arsenal have until 26 June 2015 after they requested more time to respond to the charge.” Chambers is on the books of Cassius Sports Management, whose head of talent ID and recruitment is his stepfather Steve Moss. It is understood there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the player himself. Arsenal issued a brief statement in response. Press Association “We have acted in good faith throughout with regard to this transfer,” the statement read. “We are considering our position and will make appropriate representations to the FA.” Reports the transfer was being investigated by the FA following a complaint from a third party first surfaced in February. At the time, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played down any concerns. He said: ” I am very happy about his transfer. I made over 350 transfers since I am here. We have a lot of enquiries about them and we never had any problem.” Chambers, 20, made his debut for the Gunners in the FA Community Shield win over Manchester City at Wembley, and gained valuable experience in both the Barclays Premier League and European competition ahead of a first senior England cap against Norway in September 2014. The defender was included in England’s Under-21 squad for the European Championships, which begin in the Czech Republic next week. Arsenal have been charged by the Football Association for an alleged breach of football agents regulations over the transfer of Calum Chambers, the governing body has announced.last_img read more

first_img April 23, 2020 A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect.Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022. Associated Press center_img The Latest: Women’s European Championship pushed to 2022 The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals.UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.___last_img read more

first_imgMessages written in chalk on University Avenue sparked controversy and led some students to respond Monday.On Sunday, members of USC’s chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, an international social movement that advocates applying scientific solutions to social concerns, scrawled messages on the sidewalk that highlighted what they see as contradictions in the Bible.Examination · The sidewalk between Troy Apartments and the Hebrew Union College became a canvas for students to express their religious beliefs in response to messages left by members of The Zeitgeist Movement. – Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojan The messages included passages from the New and Old Testaments and questioned why an omnipotent God would ask people to believe in such things as slavery or beating children.Though most students who walked over the chalk seemed to ignore it, some Christian students responded ­— in chalk.“For God loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but give him eternal life,” one counterpoint read. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through life.”The USC chapter of TZM began this semester and has about 10 active members, according to co-founder Sean Hernandez, a sophomore double majoring in economics and environmental studies. Hernandez said the group wanted to clear up what it sees as misconceptions about the Bible and to spark discussion.“People think they get morality from the Bible, and people don’t realize what is actually written in the Old and New Testament,” Hernandez said.But some students were offended by TZM’s messageRyan Cleary, a freshman majoring in computer science engineering, said he felt the anti-Bible messages took passages out of their literary and cultural contexts.“Without fully understanding the Bible or its intricacies you can’t really understand its message,” Cleary said. “There is a misrepresentation of the context of the Bible with those verses.”Nick Bradvica, another co-founder of the USC TZM chapter, said he and other group members spoke frankly about religion with several students when writing the chalk messages Sunday.“We really want to start a discussion,” Bradvica said. “We’re hoping to organize some debates next semester because people are busy with finals now, so that people will really consider these issues.”Members of TZM believe science trumps religion, and Hernandez said religion “offers a closed world view.”But Reid Roman, a sophomore majoring in industrial systems engineering and communication and a Christian, said he felt the messages were close-minded and written just to “stir the pot.”“It was frustrating that my religion was misrepresented,” Roman said. “It made me feel sad for the people who were writing that because they were so misguided.”Ethan Blair, USC Hillel’s Rabbinic Intern, whose office is on the block next to the chalk messages, said the messages reflect  the time at which the Bible was written, and he hoped it would spark student discussion among students.“There’s something safe about the anonymity of being able to write something on the sidewalk and then walk away,” Blair said. “These are difficult conversations to have face-to-face, so I can see the value in this conversation being something that people notice even if it’s not an organized debate.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Black Stars lost 1-0 to Namibia on Sunday in their first pre-AFCON 2019 friendly played at the Jeber Ali Centre of Excellence in Dubai.Namibia’s Manfred Starke scored the only goal of the game in the first half after goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi was unable to grab a shot at the first attempt.The Stars tried getting back into the game and they were afforded a chance with a penalty but Mubarak Wakaso crashed his kick against the bar.Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah used the match to test the team’s level of readiness after a week of training. In the first half, he used a lineup of :Ati Zigi, Joseph Attamah, Baba Rahman, Joseph Aidoo, Jonathan Mensah, Afriyie Acquah, Abdul Fatawu, Christian Atsu, Yaw Yeboah, Abdul Majeed Warris, Jordan Ayew.In the second half, he made loads of changes to the team and used a team that had:Felix Annan, Andy Yiadom, Lumor Agbenyenu, Kasim Nuhu, Mohammed Alhassan, Mubarak Wakasso, Ebenezer Ofori, Samuel Owusu, Thomas Agyepong, Kwabena Owusu, and Caleb Ekuban.The team’s captains, Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan, did not feature in the game.Kwesi Appiah is expected to name his final 23 players for the tournament in Egypt during the second week of training before a second friendly with South Africa on June 15.last_img read more

first_img Will the Giants trade Madison Bumgarner? ‘It’s impossible to say’ The Rays appear to be exploring their options before the trade deadline.Tampa Bay has “checked in” on Tigers slugger Nicholas Castellanos and spoken with the Giants about dealing for a reliever, according to reports from MLB Insider Jon Heyman and MLB Network. In addition to Cubs, Rays have checked in on Nick Castellanos. Not a perfect fit, tho, and no evidence it’s close yet with them. @cmccosky 1st mentioned Cubs.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 23, 2019Castellanos, 27, is slashing .284/.342/.480 with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs in 93 games for Detroit this season. He will be a free agent after the season and has also been linked to the Cubs.Castellanos said last month he was not expecting to be with the Tigers long-term. Related News Is Cubs trade target Nicholas Castellanos trying to up his value by ripping Tigers’ ballpark? “I don’t have a college education,” Castellanos said at the time, via The Athletic. “But I can pick up the pieces and put a puzzle together. I’m not saying that this is 100% what it’s going to be, but if I’m a gambling man, I don’t see (the Tigers) offering me an extension at this point in time.”The Giants, meanwhile, were expected to be sellers but have won nine and of their last 10. They’re just two games out of the second National League wild-card spot.Source: #Rays, #SFGiants have been in contact regarding Giants relievers. Giants may move a reliever and keep Bumgarner after recent surge, especially if deal is need-for-need at @MLB level. Joey Wendle or Michael Brosseau would help SF infield. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 23, 2019The Rays are also in playoff contention as they are one game back of the Athletics for the second wild-card spot in the American League entering play Tuesday.“I think we’re always open to transactions and trades, and I will expect that to be no different (this year),” Rays general manager Erik Neander said earlier this month, via MLB.com. “We never go into it thinking we need to make a trade, or three trades, or five trades. We just try and be in position to make moves that can have a chance to help us. “Our position in the standings is different than what it was last year and two years ago and so on, but I think we’ll look to be opportunistic. If things line up, there’s no limit. But if we don’t make any (trades), we’re OK with that, too. We just want to be prepared and in position.”Tampa Bay starter Tyler Glasnow has been out since mid-May with a right forearm strain. Tyler Glasnow injury update: Rays ‘don’t know’ if starter will pitch again this seasonlast_img read more