Fear Factory Opens Friday The Thirteenth

first_imgFear Factory, located at the RomWeber Marketplace in Batesville, Indiana will provide 6 weekends of terror beginning Friday the 13th of September. The factory has been completely renovated and expanded to nearly 25,000 sq. ft.Visitors will encounter a whole new experience this year thanks in part to the generosity of over 20 Hill-Rom engineers, designers and volunteers who have completely made over every square foot of the factory.Once home to the Batesville Coffin Company, Fear Factory now helps build awareness of drug prevention through its exhibits. Proceeds benefit Cierra’s Club which is a non-profit entity managed by the Batesville Community Education Fund and is used to provide drug free entertainment for the youth. Grants from the Ripley County Local Coordinating Council, Ripley County Community Foundation and the City of Batesville have allowed organizers to triple the size of the factory and include various exhibits related to drug and alcohol prevention. One such exhibit is the haunted cemetery which features an eerie music and light show among the tombstones of those who have succumb to the effects of drugs. One unfortunate drunk driver who crashed into the crypt will forever be “employed” at Fear Factory.Cierra’s Club was founded after Cierra Adams died from a drug overdose on July 16, 2011; her 18th birthday. Their mission is to show the youth in the community how much fun can be had at drug free activities. Over 45 area youth and adults have volunteered to be characters in the haunted house which will run Sept 13th from 7 pm to 10 pm, Sunday, Sept 29 & Oct 13th at 1 pm to 3 pm for a lights on tour with other children activities for those who are afraid of what lurks in the dark, and Friday and Saturday Oct 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 & 26 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Special tours beginning at the stroke of Midnight on Friday Oct 4 & 18 will include the upper 2 floors of the factory.Admission is $5.00 per person and the Midnight tour is $10.00 per person. The entrance is on Depot Street. Oldenburg Academy’s OASIS group will provide concessions in the Fright Bite Café. Visit www.fearfactorybatesville.com for details or Facebook at fearfactory/Romweber.The attached video was done by Grant Greene a student at Batesville High School and a volunteer at Fear Factory. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B535zlTtBW5GLURISUNuWDhMMXM/edit?pli=1Press Releaselast_img read more

Ronaldo Awaits Ballon d’Or Coronation

first_imgCome 8 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Monday, what looks to be a poorly kept secret will officially be out – Cristiano Ronaldo will bag his fourth Ballon d’Or as the world’s top footballer.The Real Madrid and Portugal star won the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and third time overall after one title with Manchester United in 2008.He then led Portugal to their first major title at Euro 2016 – albeit he went off early through injury in the win over France. As has been the case for almost a decade now, the 31-year-old’s main rival will be Lionel Messi of Barcelona – but the Argentine maestro has had by his own exalted standards a less than stellar year both for club and country with the top prizes eluding him on both fronts.Ronaldo was spotted midweek in training having dyed his hair gold in advance and for his club coach, there can only be one man for the crown this year.“For me there is no debate. The Ballon will be for him,” Zinedine Zidane said after his talisman’s hattrick saw off Atletico Madrid last month to underpin their domination in La Liga.“He showed it last season and he shows it again and again. We expect a lot of him but he stands above everyone.”Despite such effusive praise, Ronaldo, rested at the weekend ahead of the Club World Cup in Japan, has had some negative headlines – not least pertaining to accusations of tax evasion.Denying any wrongdoing, he responded by publishing his financial records on Thursday – showing last year he earned a bumper 227.2 million euros ($240 million).“You believe I am worried? He who owes nothing, fears nothing,” Ronaldo told broadcaster RTP.An international consortium of media organisations has claimed the superstar hid 150 million euros from image rights in the British Virgin Islands.This year marks the end of six years of joint awards by founders France Football and FIFA, which will revert to bestowing a “Best” accolade of its own on January 9 to both male and female players.The Ballon d’Or will henceforth be decided by a vote of 173 journalists while national team captains and managers will no longer have a say.Argentina and Barcelona star Messi landed a record fifth crown last year.A win will lift Ronaldo to within one award of Messi’s record haul of five.Ronaldo first won the award in 2008 after Premier League and Champions League triumphs with Manchester United.But it was only in 2013 he added his second and he made it a hat-trick the following year.The first Ballon d’Or was won by Stanley Matthews, at the time with Blackpool, who beat Alfredo Di Stefano for the inaugural title in 1956.Up to 1994 only European players were eligible.The first non-European to win it was the following year, AC Milan’s Liberian star George Weah.From 2007 it honoured the world’s best player, with FIFA under former President Sepp Blatter entering into a deal with France Football in 2010 to merge the Ballon d’Or with FIFA’s best world player honour.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tottenham line up v Southampton with midfield maestro back in the side?

first_imgJust when Tottenham Hotspur looked like they’d shaken off the ‘Spursy’ tag they took their eyes off the ball and were defeated by a rejuvenated Newcastle United side last weekend.Being beaten by a team in the relegation zone hurt the Spurs faithful but many had already left the ground grumbling after an uncharacteristically dismal display in the second period.Now manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to pick up his players, and the fans, who haven’t tasted victory in the Premier League since they demolished West Ham in November.Against Southampton, Belgian midfield maestro Mousa Dembele could return to the line-up to partner Eric Dier who, goal aside, looked out of sorts against the Toon, in the centre of the park, but Ryan Mason, Clinton N’Jie and Alex Pritchard will remain absent.So how will the Spurs XI line up? Click the right arrow above to find out… 11 11 11. Erik Lamela (right wing) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre-back) 11 11 3. Danny Rose (left-back) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Tottenham line-up against Chelsea in squad number order 23. Christian Eriksen (left wing) 11 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre-back) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) 11 11 2. Kyle Walker (right-back) 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) last_img read more