Metamora man hydroplanes, strikes house

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Deputies in Franklin County say a motorist lost control on wet pavement and struck a house on State Road 252 near Dorrel Road.Reports indicate that at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday a car driven by Ryan Bartish, 18, of Metamora, was westbound on State Road 252 when he began to hydroplane. The car went off the right side of the road and struck the side of a home.Bartish was not injured. One person was inside the home and reported no injuries.last_img

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Edith Russell

first_imgEdith Racheal Russell, 90, of Milan passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood.  Edith was born Saturday, December 8, 1928 in Dearborn County, Indiana the daughter of Harry and Ruth (Harper) Fondong.  She married William Russell on May 3, 1947 and he preceded her in death February 15, 1991.  Edith worked in health care and was a member of Washington Baptist Church.  She enjoyed reading, baking angel food cakes, visiting  folks and fellowship with family and friends.Edith is survived by  6 children: Donna (Ron) Benning, Ruth (Steve) Vint, Georgiann (Walter) Peace, Rev. William (Jan) Russell, Richard (Jacqueline) Russell and Allen (Donna) Russell, 23 grandchildren and spouses, 42 great grandchildren and spouses, 3 great-great grandchildren, (more on the way), 4 nieces and 1 nephew plus their families;   She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother and 1 niece.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Friday, March 22, 2019 at Washington Baptist Church, 5496 US-50, Dillsboro, (Elrod) IN 47018, with Pastor Bruce Fitzsimmons officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 9 – 11 AM Friday, March 22 also at the church.  Memorials may be given in honor of Edith to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img

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Helenius’ regret at Benteke

first_img But the Denmark forward – who has netted twice for his new club on a pre-season tour of Germany which Benteke, given extra time off until July 18, has not been a part of – is keen for the pair to play together. Helenius, quoted by the Birmingham Mail, said: “We have not been given much information about why he is not joining us for pre-season, but apparently he has put in a transfer request. “It is down to the club and player how they want to handle the situation. “It is not something that I take much joy from even though it improves my chances. “We need the strongest possible squad for the upcoming season and I was looking forward to being in the same side as Christian Benteke. “In that respect it is sad what is happening around Benteke as he was definitely one of the players that I was looking forward to observing and learning from.” Aston Villa summer signing Nicklas Helenius has expressed his disappointment at the news that fellow striker Christian Benteke is looking to leave the midlands outfit. Villa confirmed last week that Benteke, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions for them in 2012-13, had handed in a transfer request. Should the Belgium international depart, it could clear the way for June arrival Helenius to establish himself as Villa’s main frontman. center_img Press Associationlast_img

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QPR show interest in Morrison

first_img Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has admitted the midfielder faces “severe competition” to work his way back into his side once he overcomes a troublesome groin issue. The former Manchester United youngster, 21, started the season in superb form for the Hammers but his own good performances seemed to fade at the same time as the team hit a slump. QPR have shown an interest in taking West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison on loan, Press Association Sport understands. Since then Morrison has been on the fringes of Allardyce’s side and has been struggling with a groin complaint since December. Allardyce, whose side face Norwich on Tuesday evening looking for a third successive Barclays Premier League victory, wants to see Morrison’s injury cleared up but refuted claims the England Under-21 international is set to depart the club on loan – although QPR is believed to be a potential destination. “At the moment Rav is still complaining about the problem that he had before Christmas to say he has got these rumbling groin problems,” said Allardyce. “At the end of the day he is going to have to decide if he goes for the hernia operation or not and the answer keeps being no – he doesn’t need it. “What we have got to do is get him back training and back in the squad – I haven’t heard any rumours any other way in terms of what is happening with Rav.” With captain Kevin Nolan scoring four goals in his last two games, coupled with the loan signing of Italy international Antonio Nocerino, Allardyce conceded Morrison’s route back in to the first-team picture is more difficult than it would have been earlier in the campaign. “He certainly needs to get back and train with the squad,” he added. “He has to realise now everybody is fit there is severe competition here, especially with the new players as well. “That severe competition brings pressure on the players that are playing in the first team, knowing that if they perform poorly they could lose their place, which is certainly the case at the moment with the size of the squad – which is good and healthy.” center_img Press Associationlast_img

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FA explains Ferdinand punishment

first_img The veteran defender is a regular Twitter user, having sent more than 14,000 Tweets since signing online in June 2010. The FA’s Independent Regulatory Commission on Monday released its written reasons for the case. The statement read: “With nearly six million followers Mr Ferdinand is clearly an experienced Twitter user and he should know better than to respond in the way that he did. “It is said on his behalf that he is one of the most high profile sportsmen on Twitter and he is, without doubt, a role model for many young people, no doubt throughout the world. His responsibility is therefore that much greater than many others. “Unfortunately there is no formal or direct admission and there is certainly no sign of remorse.” Ferdinand was last month charged by the FA with “misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in respect of the comment and it was alleged that such a comment was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper. Further it was alleged that the breach of Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated Breach” as defined in Rule E3(2) as it included reference to gender.” His post read: “@ManCunian56: @rioferdy5 @matiousmarston Maybe QPR will sign a good CB they need one” > get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket” The defender, however, failed to reply to the charge, although “his solicitors had responded on his behalf to a request for observations from The FA as part of the investigation”. Press Association The FA regulatory commission statements revealed Ferdinand’s solicitors explains “the #sket was being used to indicate that the ‘mum’ was able to play anywhere, i.e. including the centre back position in which the original sender had apparently claimed Mr Ferdinand needed to be replaced, and it was not a comment intended to denigrate the recipient’s mother”. However this explanation was rejected, with Language and Innovation Consultant at Kings College London, Mr T Thorne stating the term referenced as “a sexual slur, understood to have originated in Jamaican usage and has since been used in a slang register in the UK” and is listed in Mr Thorne’s own ‘Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang’ as follows: “a promiscuous and/or disreputable female. A term used by young street-gang members in London since around 2000”, adding “expert opinion that a neutral person would assume in this case that ‘sket’ is a term of abuse and in this context would be taken as insulting”. In 2012, Ferdinand was fined £45,000 by the FA for using the term “choc ice” in a Twitter message after Ashley Cole gave evidence on behalf of his Chelsea team-mate John Terry during the latter’s trial at Westminster magistrates court. However, the FA Independent Regulatory Commission noted despite this being a second offence of “Aggravated Breach of Rule E3(1)”, because it was a comment posted on Twitter, they were not bound to impose an extended suspension. As well as the ban and fine, Ferdinand has also been told to attend an education programme arranged by the FA. The 35-year-old was handed a £25,000 fine as well as suspension for using the term “sket” – which is a term for a promiscuous girl or woman – on the social media site on September 1 following a message suggesting Ferdinand’s team needed a new centre-half. read more

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David Warner Roared Back and Slams Ton in Domestic Cricket

first_imgBrisbane: David Warner roared back to form and put his Ashes struggles behind him with a century for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield.According to an abc.net.au report, Warner scored 125 off 221 balls, his innings laced with 18 fours before Test teammate Marnus Labuschagne trapped him in front.David Warner had a forgettable tour of England although Australia retained the Ashes with a 2-2 draw of the five-Test series.Warner’s 61 in the third Test was the only time he passed 11 in a series that also featured three straight ducks.David Warner managed just 34 runs besides his 61 at Headingley, which is the lowest total ever from an opener in a 10-innings series. IANSAlso Read: Tim Paine backs struggling David Warner to regain Test formAlso Watch:All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation in Biswanath demands error-free NRClast_img

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Djokovic beaten by South Korean Chung Hyeon

first_imgSOUTH Korea’s Chung Hyeon played superbly to beat Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open as the six-time champion struggled with injury.Chung, 21, won 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) to become the first Korean player to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam.He will face another surprise quarter-finalist after American Tennys Sandgren upset fifth seed Dominic Thiem.Djokovic, 30, had treatment to his right elbow after the first set and was visibly in pain at times.“Unfortunately, it’s not great,” he said afterwards.“Kind of end of the first set it started hurting more, so I had to deal with it until the end of the match.”The Serb, seeded 14th, missed the second half of the 2017 season with an elbow injury, and was making his return to competitive action in Melbourne.“I was hoping I can go through (the tournament),” he added.“But I don’t want to talk about my injury tonight because then I’m taking away Chung’s victory, the credit that he deserves.”Djokovic made it through three rounds but could not cope with a brilliant performance from Chung, while at the same time clearly struggling physically.Chung’s ability to turn defence into attack and prevail in epic rallies was reminiscent of Djokovic himself.“When I’m young, I’m just trying to copy Novak because he’s my idol,” said Chung.DJOKOVIC FIGHTS HARD IN DEFEATDjokovic battled back from 4-0 down in the first set, 4-1 down in the second and 3-1 in the third, but eventually succumbed to an irrepressible opponent.Despite his struggles, the former world number one made plenty of chances, but the unseeded Chung saw off 14 of 19 break points, while Djokovic ended with 57 errors to 36 winners.It looked as though the match might be cut short when Djokovic called for the trainer after losing the first set, and again when he screamed in pain while lunging at the baseline as he fell 4-1 behind in the second.By midway the second, the Serb was sitting on his chair with a towel over his head, such was his frustration.Again he fought back to level at 4-4, but again the pressure told and he netted a forehand to fall two sets down.The third set followed a similar pattern and Chung missed a potentially decisive chance when he failed to return a second serve at 4-4 and break point.Djokovic was now urging the crowd to carry him through, testing Chung’s nerve at 5-5, 0-30, but the Korean responded magnificently and forced a second tie-break.Another lead disappeared as Djokovic fought back from 0-3 to level, but a miraculous hooked forehand winner put Chung 5-3 in front, and it was his turn to play to the crowd.This time there was no Djokovic fightback, and Chung closed out the win of his life after three hours 21 minutes.“I didn’t know how I’d win this tonight,” added Chung. “I was just honoured to play against Novak, and happy to see him back on the tour.” (BBC Sport)last_img

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Former Pakistan captain Afridi  tests positive for  COVID-19

first_imgFORMER Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has tested positive for coronavirus.The all-rounder, 40, who last played for Pakistan in 2018 but still plays in global Twenty20 leagues, has been helping the relief effort in his home country during the pandemic.On Saturday he tweeted that he had been feeling unwell since Thursday with body aches and has since tested positive.Afridi said he “needs prayers for a speedy recovery”.The coronavirus crisis has been worsening in Pakistan in recent weeks with fears the health system could be overwhelmed. There have been 132,405 cases and 2,551 deaths.(BBC Sport).last_img

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Wildcat Duals prove rainy, chilly, windy

first_imgEVANSTON, Ill. — Intercollegiate Tennis Association rules, when in affect, dictate that a match may not be played outdoors if the temperatures reach “a high of less than 50 degrees.” Typically, when the weather takes a turn for any chills remotely in that vicinity, play is held indoors.But not this weekend.After a marathon of play Friday because rain forced the annual Wildcat Duals women’s tennis tournament into Northwestern’s domed arena, school officials were insistent on moving the tournament to larger facilities outside on Saturday, despite weather that often dipped into the mid-40 degree range and forced some players to negotiate hitting backhands with layered attire and occasional ski caps.”I’m from Los Angeles and this is freezing for me,” Badger freshman Elizabeth Carpenter commented after Saturday play. “Playing in the cold … gets my hands really cold [and] I feel stiff.”Fortunately, by Sunday, temperatures surpassed the 60-degree mark and athletes were left with only strong winds off of Lake Michigan with which to cope.”The weather was a lot nicer today compared to the other days,” sophomore Chelsea Nusslock commented at the conclusion of the tournament Sunday. “The wind was a big factor, especially if you were against the wind.”Still, the Wisconsin squad managed a relatively successful weekend in its first midwestern tournament of the year.”We’re either young by status or we’re young by inexperience,” head coach Patti Henderson said. “So just getting matches in [is important].”And the weekend would provide that experience for the Wisconsin squad, both new and old.”I’m happy with [the weekend],” Lexi Goldin, the team’s lone senior, said after going 2-2 in singles play over the frame. “Overall, I think I got a lot of good match play; consistent, good match play, which is what I needed. So I’m happy.”On the doubles front, Goldin was paired with freshman Ali Salomone, earning a split record in their four doubles matches (6-8, 8-3, 5-8, 8-4). In singles play, Salomone would go 1-3, winning her first match in commanding fashion (6-2, 6-3) and forcing a third set in her penultimate effort (2-6, 7-6 [7-5], 1-6).The Badgers’ other two freshman, Erin Jobe and Carpenter, also enjoyed on-court time at the Northwestern tournament, going 0-4 and 2-2, respectively, with one of Carpenter’s victories coming by default on Saturday when an injured opponent was unable to compete.The team’s only other new member, sophomore transfer Morgan Tuttle, emerged victorious in her second and third matches on the weekend, (6-3, 5-7, 6-4) and (6-3, 5-7, 6-1), respectively, before dropping her final effort (2-6, 3-6).With sophomore Caitlin Burke in Los Angeles for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships and sophomore Nicole Beck injured, the squad’s only veterans aside from Goldin were junior Kaylan Caiati and sophomore Chelsea Nusslock. Caiati took Friday off to tend to academic affairs; arriving Saturday and sporting a notably more powerful serve from last season, despite a spotty record on the weekend.”I wish I could have done better,” Caiati said. “I need to work on being more aggressive, moving into the court and being more of a threat to my opponent.”Nusslock earned a trio of singles victories at the tournament, including a three-set Sunday match (7-5, 3-6, 6-4) that concluded with her opponent beginning the last game down 15-love thanks to an unsportsmanlike penalty when she slammed a ball during a break.”It was nice because not only was it a point, but she was so mad from it that she … told her coach to walk away [during the break],” Nusslock said. “Then she missed a ball [in the last game] and she didn’t miss much at all during the match.”last_img

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BiH Team plays an important Match Tonight in Vienna

first_imgOn November 15th at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna, BiH national team will be a guest to the selection of Austria within UEFA’s Nations League. Three days later, there will be a friendly match with Spain at the Gran Canaria Stadium in Las Palmas.Earlier, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) football team head coach Robert Prosinecki announced a list of names of the players he has called for the upcoming matches against Austria and Spain.The list includes 24 players, namely: Ibrahim Šehić (Erzurumspor), Asmir Begović (Bournemouth) and Vedran Kjosevski (Željezničar) as goalkeepers. Ognjen Vranješ (Anderlecht), Toni Šunjić (Dinamo Moskva), Ermin Bičakčić (Hoffenheim), Ervin Zukanović (Genoa), Eldar Ćivić (Sparta Prag) and Bojan Nastić (Genk) as defense.Amer Gojak (Dinamo Zagreb), Muhamed Bešić (Everton/Middlesbrough), Gojko Cimirot (Standard Liege), Miralem Pjanić (Juventus), Elvis Sarić (Suwon Bluewings), Rade Krunić (Empoli), Goran Zakarić (Partizan), Haris Duljević (Dynamo Dresden), Edin Višća (Basaksehir), Deni Milošević (Konyaspor) and Sanjin Prcić (Levante) as midfielders.Edin Džeko (Roma), Kenan Kodro (Copenhagen), Rijad Bajić (Basaksehir) and Ermedin Demirović (Sochaux) as forwards.There is a great interest for Nations League match between Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.The Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB) has announced yesterday that 34,000 tickets were sold for the duel that can bring BiH team to the League, but also to the Austrians can extend the hope of ranking in the senior league of the Nations League.It is expected that there will be more than 40,000 fans at the “Ernst Happel” in Vienna, which has a capacity of 50,865 seats, and BiH’s fans should get some 15,000 seats.Andrew Dallas will be the chief referee in the Nations League match between Austria and BiH that will be played in Vienna.The Scottish referee was elected to share justice on Thursday at 8:45 p.m at Ernst Happel Stadium in a match because of which BiH team could enter in League A.The thirty-five-year-old referee is the son of a former referee, Hugo Dallas, who is now one of the top men in charge of delegating referees to UEFA competitions.Andrew has been judging UEFA’s competitions since 2015 and has shown a total of 114 yellow cards at 28 matches, or 4.07 per match. Dallas is an inexperienced referee, given that his career peaked when he was referee in the group stage of the European League.Dallas will be assisted by Graeme Stewart and David McGeachie, referees behind the goals will be Donald Robertson and Euan Anderson, while Fourth referee will be Sean Carr.In Group 4 of the UEFA Nations League, BiH is ranked first with a maximum of nine points, the other is Austria with three, while Northern Ireland has zero points. Match with Austria will start at 20:45 in Vienna.last_img

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