“I am ecstatic to be Barnardo’s cycling ambassador. I hope the money I raise for this amazing charity will help to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and help them to believe in and follow their dreams.”Barnardo’s chief executive, Javed Khan, added:“I am delighted Mike Ives has become Barnardo’s cycling ambassador, he is a fantastic role model for the sport and shows what can be achieved regardless of your age or circumstances. We wish him all the best for his upcoming event.” Melanie May | 20 April 2017 | News Competitive cyclist for more than 60 years, Mick Ives has become cycling ambassador for Barnardo’s.Ives, from North Tyneside, has won 79 British Cycling Championships. As Barnardo’s cycling ambassador, he has now set himself his biggest challenge of riding the Giro d’Italia at the age of 77 in May, which involves cycling nearly 3,400km from Sardinia to Milan in three weeks.He is aiming to raise £60,000 through the event: £1,000 for each year he has been involved in the sport. The money will support Barnado’s, as well as Rainbow Children’s Hospice, Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research, and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice with Ives sponsored by Jewson, Polypipe and McCann.In his role of cycling ambassador, Ives will also be supporting Barnardo’s cyclists taking on the Prudential Ride London event in July.Mike Ives said: Advertisement 77-year-old man becomes Barnardo’s cycling ambassador 161 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 162 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: fundraising events sport Sports Fundraising Ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7
Image: Rush County JailRUSHVILLE – Local and federal authorities raided a Rush County home Tuesday which resulted in what investigators say is the largest steroid bust in state history.Authorities searched a home in the 1200 block of E SR 44 in Rush County around 1:30 p.m. The warrant was a result of allegations that illegal steroids were being produced and distributed from the home.Officials say the raid turned up components capable of producing mass quantities of illegal steroids.David Starkey, 39, and his wife Holly Starkey, 34, were arrested and booked into the Rush County Jail and preliminary charged with Dealing a Controlled Substance, a Level 2 Felony.Police hint that more charges are likely.The Rushville Police Department and Rush County Sheriff’s Department were assisted by the DEA and the US Postal Inspector’s Office.Federal agents believe this is the largest illegal steroid lab seized in Indiana, Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker said at a press conference Tuesday.Authorities were able to display a quantity of evidence they say they retrieved Tuesday.“At this time we are not entirely sure how the whole operation worked, but it would be safe to say, our understanding is part of the distribution at least was being used through the U.S. Postal Service,” Police Chief Tucker said.“I appreciate the manpower and investigative assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Postal Inspection Service. I also appreciate the continued excellent working relationship we have with the Rush County Sheriff’s Department.”“The collaboration and information sharing that went into this investigation by these agencies was immense and directly correlates to its successful outcome.”More arrests are possible as the investigation unfolds.
In the midst of their busiest regular-season stretches, area high school boys tennis teams each strove for victories, sometimes at each other’s expense.One example of this was Baldwinsville taking on Liverpool last Monday, with the Bees able to claim every single point in a 7-0 shutout of the Warriors.Each of the three singles matches was a Bees romp as Antonio Marsallo handled Aiden Barbour 6-0, 6-0, with Eric Smith beating Austin Huntress-Kennedy 6-1, 6-1 and Christian Treichler topping Matt Kane 6-1, 6-2. Marsallo rolled past Stefan Atanasov 6-1, 6-1, with Smith beating Noah Ruston 6-4, 6-1 and Vona taking a turn in singles, earning a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Ty Lisi.With the teams of Funicello-Licciardello, Fiorentino-Tutor and Diego Aguirre-Colin Savage all taking straight-set defeats, B’ville needed a point in doubles from Treichler and Dukat, and they came through, beating WG’s David Puma and Michael White 6-3, 6-4.As that went on, Liverpool got overwhelmed by Fayetteville-Manlius in a 7-0 defeat. Aiden Barbour played the closest of the seven matches, dropping a 6-1, 6-2 singles decision to the Hornets’ David Fernando.As if that wasn’t enough for the Warriors, it had to face Cicero-North Syracuse on Friday, and just like in their first meeting, the Northstars got the best of it, handling Liverpool 7-0.In first singles, C-NS’s James Corl got past Aiden Barbour 6-3, 6-2, with Ryan Hill taking a bit longer to beat Adam Ritter 6-4, 6-3 as Wyatt Dupell won, 6-0, 6-3, over Huntress-Kennedy.Moving to doubles, Jonathan Corl and Brandon Millias won, 6-2, 6-2, over Alejo and Eli Barbour, with Ryan Gallagher and Edwin Hirsh getting through a tough first set, but beating Arnold and Cabrey 7-5, 6-2.The other matches weren’t as close, Ethan Dupell and William Janusz handling Kane and Owen Dann 6-1, 6-0, just as Josh Matyasik and Holden Sarosy worked past Kline and Shohbit Sharma 6-0, 6-3.Before this, C-NS visited West Genesee last Monday afternoon, and found some success in singles, but no headway in doubles as it lost 5-2 to the Wildcats.In first singles, James Corl turned back Stefan Atanasov 6-0, 6-3, with Gallagher beating Ty Lisi 6-4, 6-2. However, WG packed its best players in doubles and won all four of those matches, the closest one where Dupell and Hill lost, 6-3, 6-4, to Ryan Joyce and Max Mekker.Turning that around, C-NS won over Syracuse East by that same 5-2 margin on Wednesday as Dupell, Hill and James Corl swept the singles, none of them dropping a game in six sets.Millias and Jonathan Corl prevailed in doubles, as did Jamie Courtright and Pete Gill in a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Yasin Hassan and Salimo Musa. Ricky Reilly and Nate Wagner lost a 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 decision to Chris Edmunds and Curran Shannon. To get the doubles teams going, B’ville’s Max Funicello and Nick Licciardello beat Aaron Alejo and Eli Barbour 6-3, 6-2, while Hunter Dukat and Leonardo Vona won, 7-5, 6-2, over Caleb Arnold and Brayden Cabrey.Phil Fiorentino and Connor Tutor got their own 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austin Mai and Adam Ritter, just as Colin Savage and Clayton Speach blanked Ty Carlson and Jonathan Kline 6-0, 6-0.From there, B’ville went on to a rematch Wednesday with the same West Genesee team it beat 4-3 a week earlier, and by that same margin the Bees prevailed again over the Wildcats, helped by a sweep in singles. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaldwinsvilleBoys tennisC-NSliverpool