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Central Asian horse riders played ball games 3,000 years ago


IMAGE: The area near the city of Turfan in northwest China.
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Today, ball games are one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, an important form of mass entertainment and big business. But who invented balls, where and when? The oldest balls that are currently known about were made in Egypt about 4,500 years ago using linen. Central Americans have been playing ball games for at least 3,700 years, as evidenced through monumental ball courts made of stone and depictions of ball players. Their oldest balls were made of rubber. Until now, it was believed that ball games in Europe and Asia followed much later: In Greece about 2,500 years ago and in China about 300 years after that.

Eurasia’s oldest known balls

Researchers from the University of Zurich, together with German and Chinese researchers, have now examined in more detail three

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More than 14,000 taking classes in person at Ball State University

MUNCIE, Ind. — The coronavirus pandemic has reduced on-campus enrollment at Ball State University this fall, but there are still more than 14,000 students taking classes in person.

a group of people walking down the street: Students and staff walk along McKinley Avenue on Ball State's campus Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

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Students and staff walk along McKinley Avenue on Ball State’s campus Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

On-campus enrollment dropped from 15,969 last fall to 14,109 this fall, a loss of 1,860 students or 12%.


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On-campus enrollment is the number of students taking at least one class on campus.

International enrollment at BSU is also down, because of visa delays, safety issues and other reasons, but there are still 304 international students on campus despite the pandemic, compared to 431 last fall, a loss of about 30%.

The Star Press asked Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research about the impact on Muncie of fewer students on campus.

“Typically, having more students on campus would be

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Farrow & Ball Shares Its 2021 Color Trends, and More News This Week

Yves Delorme Shares Its Fall-Winter Collection While Marking Its 175th Year of Business

Luxury linen company Yves Delorme is marking a big anniversary this year, and doing so by doubling down on its commitment to sustainability. Now in its 175th year of operation, the brand is out with a new line of organic cotton linens. “Our world, our garden, is at the very heart of who we are,” company president Amaury Fremaux comments to AD PRO. “As such, we have decided to commit further resources to the preservation of this marvelous world we all share. To launch this engagement, our Fall-Winter 2020 Collection will be entirely produced with organic cotton or supima cotton in order to reduce our environmental footprint.”

A Cristina Celestino piece for Maison Matisse.

Photo: Fabrice Gousset

In other market news of note, cement tile company Tesselle, which is based in Southern California, is out with an

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