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Leising recognizes ‘Community Crossings’ grant winners

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Recently, 11 communities in and around Senate District 42 received over $4.8 million in local road-funding grants, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).The Community Crossings Matching Grant program was created in 2016 by the Indiana General Assembly.Grant recipients in Senate District 42 are as follows:Carthage received $61,365Connersville received $397,757.26Decatur County received $730,569Fayette County received $860,719.44Henry County received $774,511.50Knightstown received $66,057.68Ripley County received $833,700Rushville received $45,000Shelby County received $564,388.64Shirley received $124,627.50St. Paul received $375,000“I am pleased so many communities in Senate District 42 will benefit from the Community Crossings Grant program,” Leising said. “Local officials worked hard to apply for these grants, and I am eager to see the impact this funding will have on our local roads and bridges.”Through the program, INDOT matches up to $1 million when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations below 50,000 and cities and towns with populations below 10,000 are matched 75 percent, while larger counties, cities and towns are matched 50 percent. INDOT selects these communities based on economic impact.This funding is in addition to the funding for Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) from Indiana’s Next Level Roads plan, which provides $210,053,349 to repair state-maintained roads and bridges in and around Senate District 42 over the next five years.last_img read more

Teenager Davies extends Bayern Munich deal

first_imgTalented Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies says it is a “dream come true” to extend his Bayern Munich contract until 2025, joining Thomas Mueller and coach Hansi Flick who have also prolonged their involvement with the German champions. Bayern Munich’s teenage Canada internanational Alphonso Davies, 19, has extended his contract with the reigning Bundesliga champions until 2025. Davies is the latest Bayern star offered an extension after Mueller and Flick both recently signed new contracts until 2023. Davies, 19, was originally signed until June 2023, but the versatile teenager has impressed this season, both on the left wing and at left back. “I’m very happy. Bayern Munich is one of the best clubs in the world, and for me it’s a dream come true to play here,” Davies said in a statement.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I want to win as many titles as possible with this club. “The mentality of always wanting to win everything is in FC Bayern’s DNA.“ Davies was born in a refugee camp in Ghana in 2000, his parents fled the civil war in Liberia and the family moved to Canada when Davies was five years old. He joined the German giants from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2019, but has made the breakthrough to Bayern’s first team this season. Before the season was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Davies had started 17 of Munich’s 25 league games and made his Champions League debut.center_img Read Also: UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasons“Alphonso has developed very well at FC Bayern and has earned this contract extension with his impressive performances,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“We are happy that he will remain in the long term.“He delights our fans not only with the way he plays, but also with the way he is off the pitch.” Promoted Content27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyEver Wonder What Keanu Reeves Spends His Paychecks On?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Toffees too strong for United

first_img McCarthy bundled his way past the woeful Paddy McNair and Daley Blind to put the Toffees ahead in the fifth minute and Stones easily glanced in a header to double the hosts’ lead before the break. And the United back four stood like statues waiting for an offside flag that never came in the second half and Mirallas finished to seal the rout for Martinez’s team, who are now unbeaten in six matches. After enjoying a run of six wins, Van Gaal has now seen his team lose two successive matches for the first time since he took over. This was United’s fifth loss away from home and they very much deserved it. Despite dominating possession, they could not find a way through the Everton defence and their own display at the back was poor. Van Gaal will also be concerned to see Wayne Rooney hobbling off at the end of the match. United seemed certain of a top-four finish two weeks ago, but now the “rat race” Van Gaal so often refers to is still very much on. They remain in fourth place – one below Manchester City – and seven points ahead of Liverpool, but Brendan Rodgers’ team have a game in hand. Last week marked a year since Moyes brought United to Goodison for what ended up being his last game in charge. Everton handed Manchester United their heaviest Barclays Premier League defeat of Louis van Gaal’s reign on Sunday afternoon. Roberto Martinez’s side ran out 3-0 winners at Goodison Park thanks to goals from James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas. David Moyes, in his final match as United manager in this fixture last season, accused his players of “rank and rotten” defending – and it was the same scenario this time around. Recently all the indications were that Van Gaal had righted the wrongs of the Scot’s dismal tenure. United have played with width, flair and panache of late, and it had gone under the radar somewhat that their defence had tightened up too. But in the first half at Goodison, the United back four looked like the shaky defence that had cost Van Gaal so many points early on this season. It took just over four minutes for their back line to be breached. Everton cleared a United corner and went on a speedy counter-attack. Seamus Coleman raced down the right and the ball fell to McCarthy, who bundled past Blind and McNair before prodding past David de Gea while still off-balance. Former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, making his first return to Goodison, had the perfect opportunity to respond two minutes later, but cleared the bar from the edge of the box. Fellaini’s afternoon took a turn for the worse in the 12th minute when he was booked. Shortly after taking out Coleman, the Belgian was penalised for fouling Ross Barkley. United kept the ball well and some of their passing was crisp. But Everton were happy to sit deep. Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera both saw efforts blocked in the home box and Chris Smalling glanced a header into Tim Howard’s arms. When Everton countered, United – and in particular McNair – had no answer to Romelu Lukaku’s strength. The Belgian turned the young Northern Irishman with ease and fired a fierce drive at De Gea. The former Chelsea striker would have doubled Everton’s lead had it not been for a brilliant interception by Smalling. No United defender was on hand to deny Stones a few moments later, though. The former Barnsley defender – Moyes’ final signing at Everton – leapt to meet Leighton Baines’ corner and the ball flew in despite the efforts of Ashley Young on the line. Fellaini’s involvement ended at half-time when he was replaced by Radamel Falcao. Rooney, now playing in midfield behind the Colombian, could have pulled one back for United in the first minute of the second half, but his shot inside the box was blocked. Despite the change in personnel, United could not find their way through a packed Everton defence and Van Gaal brought on Angel di Maria for the ineffective Juan Mata. The Argentinian swept in a pin-point cross for Falcao, but Tim Howard clung to the striker’s looping header. Any hopes United had of a comeback were shot to pieces with 16 minutes to go thanks to more shoddy defending. Barkley floated a ball over the top of the United back four. They stood still, waiting for the linesman to flag Lukaku for offside, but it never happened. The striker left the ball alone and Mirallas collected before driving past De Gea. The Spaniard denied Mirallas a second with a superb save late on. Van Gaal’s afternoon ended on a particularly disappointing note as Rooney hobbled off with an injury and was replaced by Robin van Persie. Press Associationlast_img read more

Florida Keys Consider Returning Checkpoints to Flatten Virus Curve

first_imgThe Florida Keys are considering putting up a checkpoint to prevent visitors from coming into the islands, in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19.Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi says, “We are now over 700 cases in the last six weeks since we opened the checkpoint. Some folks are not behaving properly. That’s why we are seeing the spike that we are seeing.” While the checkpoint was up for 10 weeks earlier this year, no non-Keys residents were reported to have the coronavirus. Cases in the Florida Keys hovered around one hundred at that time, with four deaths reported. Now, six people are reported to have died there from the virus.“Last Friday, we had eight people in the hospital. Now, we have 21. Threefold in just one week. Do the math and we are going to run out of hospital space real quick,” says Gastesi.With that in mind,  Monroe County is trying to flatten the curve by cracking down on some policies.From July 24 through August 19, all restaurants and bars will close at 11 p.m., and no alcohol will be sold between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.We’ve updated our COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines to reflect the new information as it relates to masks and #KeyWest for visitors and residents. Please read so you can plan ahead and come to the #FloridaKeys prepared.— The Florida Keys (@thefloridakeys) July 14, 2020center_img In additional, law enforcement officials are looking ahead to some of their signature events, such as lobster mini-season.“We are probably going to treat lobster mini-season similar to what we did during the Fourth of July and try to curtail the crowds as much as we can. That worked well and we had a good Fourth of July,” according to Gastesi.Masks are already required whenever locals and visitors are within six feet of each other, inside or out.Business owners are fully responsible for customer compliance, and law enforcement will cite anyone who does not comply.“Yes, the checkpoints are under consideration. It is still on the table. Not something we want to do. Again, we hope we can manage with the measures but checkpoints are on the table, yes,” adds Gastesi.On a related note, if a Keys’ business discovers that an employee has tested positive, that establishment must disinfect and close for three days.last_img read more

Kohli, Smith win top ICC Awards

first_imgMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli had something to cheer yesterday when he was named ICC World Cricketer-of-the-Year – a day after suffering his first Test series defeat as skipper in South Africa.The 29-year-old was rewarded for his prolific run in the qualification period from September 2016 to the end of 2017 when he amassed 2 203 runs – including eight centuries – in Tests, 1 818 in ODIs and 299 in Twenty20 internationals.Kohli, who also led India to the top of the world’s Test rankings during the period, received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, which team mate Ravichandran Ashwin had won last year.The top order batsman, who shone with the bat in South Africa even though his team dropped 2-0 behind in the three-Test series, was also adjudged the ODI player-of-the-year.“It means a lot to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for becoming the ICC Cricketer-of-the-Year 2017 and also the ICC ODI Player-of-the-Year,” Kohli, who was named captain of both the ICC Test and ODI teams for the year, said in an ICC statement.Steve Smith“I won that back in 2012 also but it’s the first time winning the Garfield Sobers Trophy, and it’s a huge honour for me. It’s probably the biggest of all in world cricket and two Indians getting it back-to-back makes it more special.”Australia’s Ashes-winning captain Steve Smith was named the Test Cricketer-of-the-Year, having scored 1 875 runs in 16 matches at an average of 78.12, with eight hundreds and five half-centuries.Smith scored 687 runs at an average of 137.40 against England in the Ashes series to go with three centuries in four Tests in India in early 2017.“It’s a great honour to win the Test Player-of-the-Year award. It’s called Test cricket for a reason and I’m very humbled to win that award,” Smith said.“I’ve had a really good year … I am incredibly humbled and I love playing Test cricket – it’s the game that challenges your skills and your mind the most.”ICC Awards Test Team-of-the-Year: Dean Elgar, David Warner, Virat Kohli (captain), Steven Smith, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ben Stokes, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, James AndersonODI Team-of-the-Year: David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Babar Azam, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes, Trent Boult, Hasan Ali, Rashid Khan, Jasprit BumrahICC Men’s Cricketer-of-the-Year – Virat Kohli (India)Men’s Test Cricketer-of-the-Year – Steve Smith (Australia)Men’s ODI Cricketer-of-the-Year – Virat Kohli (India)Men’s Emerging Cricketer-of-the-Year – Hasan Ali (Pakistan)Men’s Associate Cricketer-of-the-Year – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)Men’s T20I Performance-of-the-Year – Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25 v England) (India)ICC Umpire-of-the-Year – Marais ErasmusICC Spirit-of-Cricket – Anya Shrubsole (England)last_img read more

SB : Illegal pitches, lack of hitting lead to 2 losses, elimination from regionals for Syracuse

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ For the entire season, Leigh Ross didn’t have to worry about illegal pitch calls on her ace pitcher Jenna Caira. But the problem that plagued Syracuse last postseason reared its ugly head in NCAA regional play Saturday.Two illegal pitches by Caira in the second inning put SU in an early hole against No. 16 seed Texas A&M. For Syracuse and its head coach, Ross, the calls came at the worst possible time.‘For that to start happening again was pretty frustrating,’ Ross said in a phone interview. ‘Kind of bad timing, too. Sometimes the momentum can shift so much in a game and it can all depend on that kind of stuff.’The Orange never had the momentum on its side against the host Aggies (43-13) and lost 13-5 in the winner’s bracket game at the College Station Regional on Saturday afternoon at the Aggie Softball Stadium in College Station, Texas. SU (45-13) then dropped an elimination game to Louisiana State (40-17) 5-0 later in the evening, ending the most successful season in program history.Caira’s struggles in the circle, coupled with a quiet day for SU at the plate, doomed the team’s hopes for a longer postseason run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCaira said she never found a comfort zone in the circle. She echoed her coach’s frustration with the illegal pitches, especially after throwing 11 innings without an issue in Syracuse’s win the previous night.The first illegal pitch call came after Caira fielded a bunt attempt and got what appeared to be an easy out at first base. But the umpire ruled it was an illegal pitch and the at-bat was extended. The batter walked and the out became a baserunner.‘Most of the time that they were calling illegal pitches was when we were getting a groundout,’ Caira said. ‘That hurt us.’That baserunner later scored on a three-run home run that gave the Aggies a 4-0 lead. The four-run deficit forced Ross to pull Caira after two innings to keep her fresh for a possible elimination game later.Ross said the Texas A&M lineup had Caira’s changeup sized up, too. The Aggies built their four-run lead in the second inning off of two home runs. Ross also thought SU’s No. 2 pitcher, Stacy Kuwik, could keep SU in the game when she entered.But Kuwik also ran into trouble with an illegal pitch call and couldn’t contain the hot opposing hitters.After giving up a two-run home run with two outs in the fourth inning, Kuwik forced a pop up to first baseman Kelly Saco to end the inning. The Syracuse players began to run off the field, but the umpire called an illegal pitch to extend the inning. The batter walked and the next three hitters singled to score two more runs and push the Aggies’ lead to 8-1.Ross said Kuwik is never called for illegal pitches, but the official thought her foot left the rubber.‘That stuff kind of snowballs sometimes,’ Ross said. ‘That always seems to happen there’s a call that was maybe made at the wrong time that always seems to hurt you.’Caira was back in the circle with the season on the line against LSU. But after dominating the Tigers over 11 shutout innings Friday, Caira was hit by LSU from the first inning Saturday. Ashley Langoni battled Caira before sending the seventh pitch of the at-bat into the left-center field gap for an RBI triple to get LSU out in front early.Langoni made it 2-0 after scoring on a wild pitch. She also put LSU up 4-0 with a two-run home run to left field in the fifth.Caira went six innings, gave up five runs and finished the game without striking out a batter.And as Langoni drove in the runs for LSU, pitcher Brittany Mack kept the Orange off balance. Mack threw strikes all night to put the SU hitters in tough counts.Outfielder Lisaira Daniels said Mack used two different changeups, making it tough to adjust at the plate. Mack threw a complete-game shutout and struck out 11 in the game.‘We didn’t do a good job of making adjustments,’ Daniels said. ‘She has a number of pitches where she can just keep us on our toes and kind of keep us guessing.’But Ross said Langoni’s clutch hits were the difference. Caira said she didn’t miss her spots. Langoni was just better.Said Caira: ‘After the home run, (SU catcher) Ashley (Dimon) came up to me and said to me, ‘I don’t know how much tighter and how much lower you can make that pitch go down.’rjgery@syr.educenter_img Published on May 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

Jancso, USC easily top Brown, 15-6

first_imgIn its first of three games slated to be played over the next three days, the USC women’s water polo team notched an impressive 15-6 home victory over Brown in nonconference play at McDonald’s Swim Stadium, marking the team’s 15th consecutive win.Young leader · Freshman two-meter Patricia Jancso’s three goals helped the Women of Troy cruise to a 15-6 victory over Brown. Jancso ranks second on the team in goals scored. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan No. 1 USC (15-1, 4-0) watched its offense overpower a No. 20 Brown defense that at times looked almost helpless to do anything to stop the Women of Troy’s overwhelming attack.“We are a good offensive team,” said USC coach Jovan Vavic following the game. “We have some good outside shooters. We have good two-meter players as well.”One of those players happens to be freshman two-meter Patricia Jancso, who ranks second on the team in goals scored in 2010. Against Brown, the Hungarian native put her offensive prowess on display for all to enjoy by netting a hat trick — and all three goals came during the first three quarters. But as usual, the Women of Troy’s offensive onslaught was not limited to simply one individual.Four other players — senior driver Kally Lucas, junior driver Joelle Bekhazi, senior two-meter Kami Craig and sophomore driver Nadia Dan — tallied two goals apiece, with a total of nine players getting on the scoreboard at least once. Such balanced scoring has become a staple for USC under the leadership of Vavic.“Collectively, we can score goals,” Vavic said. “That’s nothing new. It’s just now we’re actually putting the ball in the net.”But even with the team’s success on offense, the Women of Troy committed several uncharacteristic fouls and had a few defensive miscues that kept the game closer than many would have liked.“I didn’t like some of the calls but in the end we were just tired,” Vavic said. “I knew this week wasn’t going to be the same as when we normally get to rest the players. Whenever you’re tired, you don’t think, you don’t focus. So that results in some of the mental errors we committed today.”As a result, Brown was able to notch a total of six goals — the third-highest scoring output any team has had against the Women of Troy this season.“I think we were a little tired and that showed,” Vavic added.With Thursday’s victory over Brown now in the history books, the Women of Troy will once again be forced to bounce back quickly with a Saturday double-header against No. 19 Cal State Bakersfield and No. 10 Cal State Northridge at home. However, neither game will be a cake walk, as both teams are considered to be among the best on the West Coast, particularly the Matadors, who already have 20 wins on the year and feature one of the top goal scorers in the country in Whitney Delgado.Stopping Delgado, who has already notched 53 goals on the year, will be the team’s highest priority if they plan on leaving the weekend with two more wins in hand.last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse men’s basketball’s 52-50 loss to Connecticut

first_imgNEW YORK — Syracuse took the latest hit in its nonconference tailspin Monday night. Against a Connecticut (4-4) team with eight healthy rotation players, SU (5-3) blew an 11-point lead in the second half to endure its third loss in the last four games.Here’s what we learned from Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden.Without Andrew White, Syracuse’s 3-point shooting is questionableIt’s clear that White has meant a great deal to the Orange, even in only eight games with his third school in five years. He’s the team’s leading scorer by nearly seven points a game. But the significance of White’s presence and contributions were never more apparent than when they disappeared.The 6-foot-7 guard entered Monday night averaging 11 points per game in the first half, commonly serving as the team’s only sparkplug in stretches. But in the first 20 minutes against UConn, White made only one field goal and was silent behind the arc. That left Syracuse to turn elsewhere for perimeter production, and it found no answers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s difficult trying to replicate the 3-point abilities of White, who was the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading 3-point shooter before the game, but only Tyus Battle connected from deep in the first half. Twelve other 3s went awry, producing a 7.7 percent clip from deep that the Orange hasn’t come close to all season.“I didn’t do well enough to make our team win,” White said. “We had a lot of guys who struggled tonight, but it’s kind of on my shoulders.”John Gillon went 0-for-3 from deep in the first half, and Frank Howard and Tyler Lydon missed on their attempts as well. According to, more than one-third of SU’s points have come off 3s. Without White, that number falls off significantly. That much was clear against UConn on Monday.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse crumbles in second half against UConn on Monday nightTyler Lydon’s offensive struggles persist in two-point lossDajuan Coleman provides steady hand against Huskies In the eyes of Boeheim, inexperience isn’t cutting it anymoreNot that the 41-year head coach would ever peg inexperience as his team’s greatest downfall, but he tried putting a storyline to rest after Monday’s game, a storyline that’s blanketed his team since it reeled in four new rotation players.Boeheim was asked after SU’s loss whether inexperience, more than anything else, is the reason for the offensive gridlock against UConn. Even outside of Monday in Madison Square Garden, Syracuse has sputtered with its shooting in losses to Wisconsin and South Carolina.“I would like to say that,” Boeheim said, referring to his team’s inexperience producing these results, “but we can’t score. I don’t know if that has anything to do with who’s here and who’s not.” Comments Syracuse can’t have both John Gillon and Frank Howard go silent The beauty of roster depth is options. Without Howard, SU head coach Jim Boeheim can tab Gillon to run the offense. Without Gillon, Howard can take the reins. When neither do much leading the way, as illustrated against the Huskies, the Orange is left without a direction on offense.After struggling to move the ball against UConn’s zone, Howard tried navigating the defense on his own. He was turned away each time he went to the basket, finishing the game 0-for-9 with just three assists in 27 minutes. Gillon didn’t fair much better — he hasn’t made a basket in two games, since Syracuse played Wisconsin last week.“Not that we weren’t motivated before,” Howard said, “but just even more now. It’s urgent … we just have to go in and turn things around.” Published on December 6, 2016 at 12:55 am Contact Connor: | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

City of Sunrise to update CodeRED emergency notification system

first_imgThe City of Sunrise is to embark on a revamping of the CodeRED emergency notification system.CodeRed is a high-speed notification system that enables emergency management staff to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or to the entire city.However, City of Sunrise Fire-Rescue Chief Thomas DiBernardo cautioned that more residents needed to log on to the system as it is only as good as the telephone numbers entered in the system.“If your phone number is not in the database, you cannot receive emergency notifications,” Chief DiBernardo said..The CodeRED system gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database. This has to happen for the system to work.Sunrise residents whose phone numbers are already in the CodeRED system will receive a test call on Monday, February 20, after 8:30 a.m., to request updated information..“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Chief DiBernardo said, urging all individuals and businesses to visit the City’s website,, and click on the yellow “Register for CodeRED” banner at the right side of the page..Those without Internet access may call the City’s Emergency Management Office – (954) 746-3479 – from Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, 2017, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for assistance. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, ZIP Code, and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who changed their phone number or moved within the past year, and those who use their cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number..Chief DiBernardo explained, “CodeRED allows geographically-based delivery, which means street addresses are required to make sure emergency notification calls are received by the right individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.”The data collected will be used only for emergency notification purposes. Questions should be directed to the Sunrise Emergency Management Office: (954) 746-3475.last_img read more