FOOTNOTE: Additional information about the general public’s attendance and media coverage will be announced next week. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail INDIANAPOLIS – Below find Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s public schedule for August 7 – 11, 2017.Monday, August 7, 2017 Gov. Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will gather with other state and local officials for a conversation with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson in East Chicago regarding efforts to date to assist residents affected by lead contamination.WHO:HUD Secretary Ben CarsonGov. Eric J. HolcombLt. Governor Suzanne CrouchU.S. Sen. Joe DonnellyU.S. Sen. Todd YoungU.S. Rep. Pete ViscloskyEast Chicago Mayor Anthony CopelandWHAT: USS Lead Superfund site visit in East ChicagoPURPOSE: Brief HUD Secretary Ben Carson on progress of USS Lead Superfund site cleanup.WHEN: Media availability with Gov. Holcomb and other officials will occur at about 12:45 p.m. CT, immediately following closed briefings with federal, state and local officials.To join the media availability, please RSVP to [email protected], or reply to this email, by 5:00 p.m. CDT Saturday (tomorrow). Those who do not RSVP will not be granted access to the availability.WHERE:Carrie Gosch Elementary School building – media check in at front gate455 E. 148th St.East Chicago, IN 46312Tuesday, August 8, 2017Gov. Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Crouch will join members of the state’s agriculture community at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for a roundtable discussion with U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the federal farm bill. The meeting is closed to press, but photographers will be permitted to spray the top of the meeting. Following the roundtable meeting, there will be a brief media availability with Secretary Perdue, Gov. Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Crouch, and other representatives.What: Indiana State Fair visit and farm bill roundtable discussion with USDA Secretary Sonny PerdueWho: USDA Secretary PerdueGov. HolcombLt. Gov. CrouchWhen: 12:00 p.m. ET, with media availability to follow at approximately 12:45 p.m. ETWhere: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Normandy Barn1202 E 38th St.Indianapolis, IN 46205View map of the Indiana state fairgrounds at http://www.indianastatefair.com/fairgrounds/map/.State Fair credentialed media onlyTuesday, August 8, 2017What: Navy Week Proclamation CeremonyWho: Gov. HolcombWhen: 3 p.m. ETWhere: Indiana State Fairgrounds – MetroPCS Family Fun Park1202 E 38th St.Indianapolis, IN 46205Wednesday, August 9, 2017Gov. Holcomb will join Commission for Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers to kickoff the “Roadtrip Indiana” tour. As a spinoff of the television of “Roadtrip Nation,” “Roadtrip Indiana” consists of three Hoosier students embarking on a two-week journey across Indiana, exploring career interests through interviews with employers across the state.What: Road Trip Indiana Kick-Off Press ConferenceWho: Gov. HolcombCommission for Higher Education Commissioner Teresa LubbersWhen: 9:30 a.m. ETWhere: Indianapolis Motor Speedway– on the bricks4790 W 16th St.Speedway, IN 46222Friday, August 11, 2017What: Ten Point Coalition LunchWho: Vice President Mike PenceSecond Lady Karen PenceGov. HolcombWhen: 12:00 p.m. ETWhere: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown1202 E 38th St.Indianapolis, IN 46205Friday, August 11, 2017Gov. Holcomb will participate in the unveiling of Vice President Pence’s gubernatorial portrait in the South Atrium of the Statehouse at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Additional details will follow.What: Vice President Pence Official Governor’s Portrait UnveilingWho: Vice President Mike PenceSecond Lady Karen PenceGovernor Eric HolcombVarious state and local officialsWhen: 2:00 p.m. ETWhere: Indiana Statehouse Atrium200 W Washington St.Indianapolis, IN 46204
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes new signing Kolo Toure has brought back some of the leadership qualities the side lost with Jamie Carragher’s retirement. The Reds signed the Ivory Coast international on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer to help fill the void created by Carragher’s decision to hang up his boots. The 32-year-old brought with him a wealth of experience having been a member of title-winning sides at Arsenal and City. Press Association Villa struggled for most of last season but avoided relegation after a strong finish and have started the new campaign positively, beating Arsenal and troubling Chelsea. “It is their first game at home,” said Rodgers. “They’ll be looking to perform well and it will be tough. They are a real threat going forward. “But with the form we are in, and the mentality and confidence of the players, it should be a really good game.” He made his Liverpool debut in last week’s season-opening Barclays Premier League win over Stoke and Rodgers is pleased with the way he has fitted in. Rodgers said: “He is a good man. He is funny to watch sometimes when he is running about, he has always got a smile on his face. “One thing he has got is a winning mentality. He has got great belief in what we are doing here. “His first leap against Peter Crouch just shows you the fitness and power he still has. “When he goes up for corners he looks like he can score. I think we have got a player who is very hungry still to do well. “He respects everything about this great club, it is a huge privilege for him to be here. He is here to perform and do well. “He is certainly a character and offers great leadership on the field, which is primarily what we got with Carra.” Liverpool will look to build on their impressive performance against the Potters as they travel to Aston Villa.