Indianapolis, In. — A memorial ceremony will be held on May 23 at 11 a.m. in Indianapolis to remember fallen Indiana Conservation Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the state of Indiana and its citizen. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.The ceremony will be held at the Indiana Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial, which is located at Government Way and Senate Avenue, next to the Statehouse.A total of seven members of the DNR Division of Law Enforcement have died in the line of duty since its inception in 1911. Those officers, listed with their end of watch date: Sgt. Ed Bollman, Feb. 13, 2018; F/Sgt. Karl E. Kelley, April 17, 1998; ICO Thomas Deniston, Oct. 16, 1990; ICO James D. Pitzer, May 27, 1958; Warden William J. Nattkemper, April 27, 1926; and Warden William J. Peare, April 27, 1926.Indiana Conservation Officers are law enforcement officers for the DNR and are the oldest Indiana state law enforcement agency. A total of 214 Indiana Conservation Officers serve the state.
The vibe of this year’s training camp is very different. Frank Vogel has said this team has a faster pace of learning than any team he’s ever coached, and there’s a recognition that a lot of the players have a strong basis in concepts and fundamentals that the coaching staff doesn’t need to rehash. That means there’s a lot of time for scrimmaging, which the Lakers view as the key to chemistry building.Caruso, who attended the previous two Lakers training camps, says it’s unmistakably a different tempo with so many veterans on the roster.“They know the basics of shell drill, the basics of offensive sets, and how to read and move off of each other,” he said. “And even the young guys – we say the ‘young’ guys, but the young guys compared to the other players – we know how to play, so you don’t have to take a lot of time to teach. And Frank does a good job of stopping us and correcting and teaching when he has to, but otherwise, we’ve been able to play and find that chemistry within the flow.”Last fall, as the Lakers started out 0-3, James was put in the position to re-explain his decision to sign with the Lakers without another superstar. He said at the time, “It’s a process, and I get it.” It created a dynamic where observers wondered whether the Lakers’ supporting cast could grow quickly enough to be a real threat around James – something that fell flat when James got injured and the team couldn’t carry on without him.But no such tension exists now. The Lakers have a single focus that is less about learning basketball and more about learning each other. That’s its own process, but one that comes with a much shorter path back to title contention.Danny Green, who won a title last year with the Toronto Raptors, said he sees the pieces in place. The Raptors similarly had to adjust to adding a superstar via trade in the offseason, then had to readjust when Marc Gasol was added at the trade deadline. Having experience helped the group gel.“We didn’t have a lot of time, but you can build that chemistry if you have the right pieces and the right veteran leadership to make something special happen,” he said. “Even though (the Lakers are) a new team of new young players and new old players, veterans, it’s very possible that we can build chemistry really fast and still be a special team and the last team standing.”– Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.More readingAll about AD: It’s clear that the Lakers are taking a Davis-centric focus going into a critical year.Chemistry building: How the Lakers are focusing on an AD-LeBron relationship that’s paramount to their success.What’s different with Dwight? Why the front office believes the second time could be the charm for the eight-time All-Star.Kuzma not worried about injury: The third-year forward was upbeat at his media day appearance.Keeping an eye on Cousins: What Rob Pelinka had to say about the troubled center and his legal issues.A guard rotation squeeze: It’s a tight fit for the cadre of experienced guards the Lakers have on the roster.Avery Bradley is on a mission: Mirjam wrote about why the veteran guard has so much to prove.LeBron’s offcourt landmark day: James helped facilitate a big moment for NCAA athletes in California. Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday, Oct. 2 edition of the Purple & Bold newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Back in class? Not so much.A common analogy players, coaches and executives alike use for the start of training camp is comparing it to the first day of school. But that metaphor is less fitting for the Lakers than it’s been in years.Consider that of the 15 full-time roster members of the Lakers, the average player has just more than eight years of experience. That includes eight players entering at least their 10th season this fall. Even the “young” guys aren’t that young: Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso both are in their third season with the Lakers – Kuzma is actually the longest-tenured Laker on the roster after being drafted all the way back in … 2017. Talen Horton-Tucker, 18, is the only rookie with a full-time roster spot (and with a lingering foot injury, he’s been limited to mostly one-on-one work). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe result is quotes such as the one LeBron James gave on Monday, when asked if he learned much from practice while sitting out of scrimmaging.“It was a great practice,” he said with a knowing grin, “but there was nothing that I learned.”That’s not to say that’s a bad thing for the Lakers: Indeed, this group has a lot less growing up to do than the last one.It’s worth remembering that Luke Walton was tasked last year with threading a very tough needle by growing an organically assembled collection of young players while trying to compete with a superstar. Those processes generally have different timelines: Few people expect a second- or third-year player is going to have a dramatic effect on title hopes, but the Lakers’ best players around James had minimal experience.That led to a lot of tricky tiptoeing, as Walton and the team management suggested it was possible to both develop the youth and compete for a title. For a variety of reasons last season, it was not. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The Gangneung Ice Arena is illuminated at night prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Almost all the dog meat restaurants in South Korea’s Pyeongchang county, where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony will be held on Friday, have defied a government request to stop serving the food, an official admitted Thursday.South Koreans are believed to consume about one million dogs a year as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat — which is invariably boiled for tenderness — believed to increase energy.ADVERTISEMENT “Some of them initially shifted to selling pork or things instead of dog meat only to find their sales plunging sharply. They then switched back to dog meat.”Signs advertising dog meat dishes such as boshintang (health-boosting soup), yeongyangtang (nutrient soup) or sacheoltang (year-round soup) have been replaced with more neutral ones such as yeomsotang (goat soup) to avoid giving “a bad impression to foreigners” during the Games, he added.Dog meat is officially classed as “detestable” by Seoul, as is snake, but the designation has no legal ramifications.South Korean authorities periodically try to persuade restaurants to change their menus or drop signs suggestive of dog meat during major international events hosted by the country. The tradition has declined as the nation increasingly embraces the idea of dogs as pets instead of livestock, with eating them now something of a taboo among young South Koreans.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Activists have stepped up campaigns to ban dog consumption, with online petitions urging boycotts of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics over the issue, and protests in Seoul.Local authorities asked the 12 dog meat restaurants in Pyeongchang county to stop serving the food during the Games, in exchange for subsidies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut only two have complied, Pyeongchang County government official Lee Yong-bae told AFP.“We’ve faced a lot of complaints from restaurant operators that we are threatening their livelihood,” he said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.