Daytime burglars hit Batesville, police look for tips

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Police major Brad Wessel says detectives are investigating two more residential burglaries.Police say sometime between 7:30 a.m. and noon Friday, October 12 burglars hit a home in Farmington Estates in the 300 block of Abby Lane. On the same day, thieves hit another residence in the Hillendale area on White Oak Drive. Police say that crime occurred between 6:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. No one was home at the time of the burglaries.The residents reported cash, jewelry and miscellaneous items missing.Any information, no matter how small, can be left confidentially by calling 812-934-3131 and if you see a crime in progress call 911.last_img

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Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab ponder over Chris Gayle fitness, praise ‘superhuman’ Kieron Pollard knock

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Ashwin felt the team lost momentum after a great start but conceded that Pollard was the major difference between the two sides. “We were about 10s for 10-12 overs and then we lost a little momentum while batting which I feel was crucial for us. I thought we pretty good as a bowling unit in bits and pieces. At the end of the day Pollard batted beautifully and took the game away from us…We could have been a little steelier and smarter with our plans,” Ashwin said.Kings XI Punjab batting coach S Sriram admitted that Pollard totally took the game away from them. “We have seen Andre Russell (of Kolkata Knight Riders) doing it a few times. (But) this was extraordinary. To do 13 an over for like 13 overs – took some doing and only someone like Pollard could do that. At that point in time, you have to be positive and hopefully, he mis-hits one. I think our plans were good but just that today he was unstoppable,” Sriram said.Mumbai Indians will next take on Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede on April 13 while Kings XI Punjab will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali. New Delhi: The clash between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday witnessed some brilliant knocks. KL Rahul slammed his maiden IPL century, Chris Gayle blasted 63 off 36 balls which included seven sixes. However, Kieron Pollard trumped them all with a blazing 83 off 31 balls as Mumbai Indians secured their highest-ever chase at the Wankhede stadium in the IPL by chasing down 198 off the last ball to win by three wickets. While Mumbai Indians were boosted by Pollard’s amazing knock, Kings XI Punjab was left to ponder some issues related to their bowling and also concern over Gayle’s injury.Speaking about it after the match, Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin said Gayle had suffered an injury. “He (Gayle) said he twisted his back. We have to go check and how he is. He felt a twitch in the back – that’s what he said. We need to assess and monitor what he’s going to do over the next couple of days,” Ashwin said. Chris Gayle blasted yet another fifty for Kings XI Punjab.Kings XI Punjab’s next encounter will be against bottom-ranked Royal Challengers Bangalore.Kieron Pollard captained Mumbai Indians in Rohit Sharma’s place.last_img read more

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LMC, FIRS Resuscitate NPFL/VAT Wonder Goal

first_imgAhead the start of second round of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (2016/17) season, the League Management Company (LMC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) are partnering to resuscitate the Wonder Goal series.At the turn of the second round of matches last season, the LMC had introduced the Wonder Goal to build affinity between players, their clubs and their community of domicile. It aimed amongst other objectives to create an engagement channel between the clubs and their immediate communities through charity work by players who win the award. It will be recalled that the LMC recently offered FIRS, the NPFL as a platform to engage the football community on the benefits of paying taxes and other government charges such as the Value Added Tax (VAT). Tax education messages are since being displayed on perimeter boards at all NPFL match venues.LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko, said the re-launched scheme is now to be known as the VAT Wonder Goal and is going to serve as a further tool for educating the football community on the essence of paying the Value Added Tax when they make purchases.Video of goals scored during a specific match-day will be uploaded on the NPFL website, www.npfl.ng, Facebook and YouTube accounts for fans to vote the most exciting and intelligently executed goal.The player whose goal attracts the highest number of votes wins the award and will be presented monetary reward, 50 per cent of which is to be invested in a charity of the player’s choice within the city the club is located.Dikko also announced that the prize money has been increased by 50 per cent from N100,000 to N150,000 out of which the player will invest N75,000 on the selected Charity.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Egypt’s ENPPI, Ahly Top Seeds as 12 Teams Set for Battle…

first_imgAccording to the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), host country Nigeria, will be represented by SOJ Table Tennis Club of Lagos and Remo Stars Table Tennis Club of Ogun State in the men’s event.G20 of Abuja and Cannan Queen of Calabar will hoist Nigeria’s flag in the women’s event.The Ahly is to be led by African women’s champion, Dina Meshref, while the best two players in the continent, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Egypt’s Omar Assar, will dorn the colours of ENPPI of Egypt.Congo DRC, Togo, Ethiopia, Benin Republic, Senegal, and Rwanda will also be represented in the continental club championship.For the President of ATTF, Khaled El-Salhy, the tournament would help the players to tune up for the ITTF Africa Cup.“The African Clubs has a different taste in our events with teams representing clubs and some of them are with different nationality, and we have a special case this year that our top two players in men (Aruna Quadri & Omar Assar) in Africa are registered in one club which is ENPPI of Egypt,” he said.For the ATTF boss, the tournament would also add glamour the table tennis fiesta holding in Lagos being the first time any African nation would stag three prestigious tournaments at a stretch.“The tournament is a good test for the African players and a good preparation for the main event “ITTF Africa Cup, which is the qualifying event for ITTF World Cups. We have a good number of entries and I hope ITTF can consider staging a World Clubs Championships in which the Champion in Africa can compete with the champions of others continent,” the ATTF chief said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFRICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPSBeing part of the table tennis fiesta igniting Lagos, 12 teams have already been confirmed for the African Club Championships which begin on Thursday August 1 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.Defending champion – Ahly Club of Egypt has been listed as the number one seed in the women event while ENPPI of Egypt will be heading the men event at the two-day championship.last_img read more

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Day looks to continue rebounding prowess as Syracuse takes on North Carolina Central

first_img Published on December 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Rebounding is Briana Day’s favorite part of playing basketball. More than scoring in the post. More than defending in the paint.But last year, the 6-foot-4 center played like the lanky, undersized inside presence that she was. She averaged just one rebound per nearly three minutes of game action. She was called for over the back fouls and let opponents box her out.“I’m not that big. I’m pretty skinny,” Day said. “… I might be undersized, but you’re not going to get the rebound over me. That’s your mindset, your mentality. You have to be a dog out there on the boards.”This season, that mindset has manifested itself in a prolific start for the sophomore. In 22.6 minutes per game, she’s averaging 11.4 rebounds to go along with 11.7 points. She’s improved her positioning and is going after everything — on every shot, she says — on the glass. She’s getting rebounds over players with more height and muscle.Against No. 1 South Carolina on Nov. 28, with a team that mixes in four players 6 feet, 4 inches or taller, Day almost single-handedly kept the Orange in the game with 17 rebounds to prevent the Gamecocks from dominating the boards. She’ll look to do the same to Sunday’s opponent, and will probably have an easier time of it when the No. 20 Orange (6-1) plays North Carolina Central (2-7) at noon in the Carrier Dome on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This year I feel like she’s more aggressive as she goes in to get the rebounds,” forward Brianna Butler said. “Last year she might have waited for the ball to come to her, this year she’s going at it and going to get it herself.”SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said rebounding isn’t necessarily a skill, and it’s not something that you can perfect in practice. Of course, there are the basics that Day sticks to. She catches it, keeps it high, and brings the ball to her chin. But Hillsman insists that the skill in rebounding is just attacking the glass.After Day hauled down 13 rebounds against Penn State on Dec. 4, Nittany Lions head coach Coquese Washington praised Day as a quick jumper with great anticipation skills. In the 61-39 SU win, Day all but stole several weak-side rebounds out of the hands of 6-foot-6 center Candice Agee.“She finds a way to get to the rim,” Hillsman said. “She can rebound in traffic and she goes every time. And that’s the most important thing. You only get the ones that you go after, and she’s very resilient in going after the ball.”What Day lacks in size she makes up for in precision. She says because she’s skinnier, she’s more mobile, and can maneuver around opponents to establish her base. Once she does that, she likes to stay low before she tries to corral a missed shot.Day says that she’s imparting her will on the other team when she grabs a rebound. She gets help from the power forwards in boxing out opponents, but after the game, it’s Day’s name on the fully packed stat sheet.For a Syracuse team that is shooting just 39.6 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from 3, it’s her success on the glass that’s helped the Orange dominate possession, and take nearly eight more shots per game than its opponents.“It helps us get free points, get easy baskets, get second-chance points,” Day said. “Not let the other team get second-chance points also. It helps us on offense and defense.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Melissa Piacentini wins CHA Player of the Year award

first_imgMelissa Piacentini has won the College Hockey America Player of the Year award, per Syracuse Athletics. The senior finished the regular season with 30 points, good for fourth in the conference, as well as a league-leading and career-high 21 assists. She has set several school records, including a program-best 112 points, 53 points, and 59 assists. In addition, senior Nicole Renault was named the CHA Defenseman of the Year while also being named to the CHA All-Conference First Team. Renault finished the season with 18 total points.Sophomore Stephanie Grossi, who finished third in the conference with 33 points, was also named to the CHA All-Conference First Team. Sophomore Megan Quinn and junior Jessica Sibley were named to the CHA All-Conference second team. Syracuse plays Penn State in semifinals of the CHA Tournament at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The tournament is being hosted at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Kindergarten Roundup Sessions Being Held at Alcona Community Schools

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisBeginning on March 15th Alcona Community Schools will be inviting parents of children that are preparing to go to school for the annual kindergarten roundup session.Parents that have a child turning 5 years old by the fall are welcome to attend. The session is being held to help parents prep their child for their future education.The session will also allow kindergarten teachers to examine the new students to see how they interact and use their social skills.“It’s important for the parents to kind of get a sense of what kindergarten is going to be like. If you’re a first time mom whose having their child go to kindergarten and then also for the parents that have had many kids go to kindergarten, it’s kind of to reassure them and reintroduce them (parents) who the teachers are, who’s going to be watching their kids and watching them grow, and educating them so it kind of reassures them and also to just get them ready to start thinking about kindergarten,” Kindergarten teacher Lorrie Mongeau said.There will be two sessions for parents and their children to attend on march 15th. One session starts at 8:30 am the other session will be held at 12:30 pm.You can register for the kindergarten roundup by contacting Alcona Elementary School at 989–736–8146.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community Schools, Kindergarten Roundup, School, School PrepContinue ReadingPrevious Meth Bust: Two Arrested in Otsego CountyNext Alpena County Road Commission Approves Speed Limit Changeslast_img read more

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Turkey squad announced for Ghana friendly

first_imgTurkey coach Abdullah Avci has named a 22-man squad to face Ghana on Wednesday in an international friendly.Key performers Emre Belözo?lu, Nuri ?ahin and Burak Y?lmaz have been called up for the exhibition match to be played in Istanbul.The squad will gather on Monday 12 August 2013 at the Ataköy Sheraton Hotel and will hold their first trainng session at the ?stanbul BBSK Langa Facilities the same day.Turkey’s final session will be at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, venue for the match, on Tuesday with the first 15 minutes opened to the media.Ghana’s squad has arrived in Turkey and will prepare for two days before facing their European opponents.The Black Stars are preparing for next month’s final Group D Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia at home. Turkey squad:Olcay ?ahan (Be?ikta? A.?.), Serdar Kurtulu? (Be?ikta? A.?.), Tolga Zengin (Be?ikta? A.?.), Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe A.?.), Bekir ?rtegün (Fenerbahçe A.?.), Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe A.?.)Caner Erkin (Fenerbahçe A.?.), Emre Belözo?lu (Fenerbahçe A.?.) Hasan Ali Kald?r?m (Fenerbahçe A.?.), Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe A.?), Burak Y?lmaz (Galatasaray A.?.)Hamit Alt?ntop (Galatasaray A.?.), Umut Bulut (Galatasaray A.?.), Selçuk ?nan (Galatasaray A.?.), Semih Kaya (Galatasaray A.?.) Sefa Y?lmaz (Kayserispor), Recep Onur K?vrak (Trabzonspor A.?.)Arda Turan (Atletico Madrid), Nuri ?ahin (Borussia Dortmund), Ömer Toprak (Bayer Leverkusen), Mehmet Ekici (Werder Bremen), Mevlüt Erdinç (Rennes).last_img read more

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Golden State Warriors make it 51 straight at home, beat L.A. Clippers

first_img“Man, me and J.J. had a lot of shots that we would love to have over again,” he said. “They didn’t go down. I think it’s going to be tough for us to win if me and J.J. can’t throw it in the ocean.”Redick could not agree more.“Yeah, we have to shoot the ball better, obviously, for us to play well offensively,” he said. “I thought we got great shots, not just Chris and I, but our team. I thought the way we moved the ball against their (defensive) switches was great.”The Clippers are 43-27 and will limp home 1-4 on the road trip that also included losses at San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans; the win was at Houston.Perhaps the player with the most energy Wednesday was the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan. He had 19 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks.“I thought DJ was the most dominant player on the floor overall,” Doc Rivers said.The Warriors were led by the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry scored a game-high 33 and Thompson had 32. Curry shot 12 of 23 overall, 4 of 10 from 3-point range. Curry had shot 3 of 21 from deep his past two games.“I never felt like that in the first place,” Curry said when asked about a long-distance slump. “It’s a long season. Everyone goes through a couple of ups and downs. It’s a lot of games.“You just have to stick it and I feel like I can still play better, so I’m looking forward to what’s coming up.”Thompson shot 7 of 10 from beyond the arc.Austin Rivers scored 16 off the bench for the Clippers.As for the Warriors, they are faced with the task of deciding when to sit players down the stretch, whether it’s strictly for rest or because of a nagging injury. It’s not an easy deal for coach Steve Kerr because his team is trying to both secure the No. 1 seed in the West as well as chase the best regular-season record of all time.The Warriors began play four games ahead of second-place San Antonio in the West. Kerr said that before he thought it was too early to talk about this situation. With only three weeks left in the regular season, the time has come.“Now we’re right there,” Kerr said. “We need to win 10 to set the record; that’s pretty enticing. It’s really the players’ record. I know they want to get it, so we’ll act accordingly.“If the players want to go and they’re fine physically, we’ll probably play them. If we see something, if there’s an injury, somebody’s nicked up and we could potentially cause harm, then we’ll sit that player down.” “It was a little more than that,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said when asked if the poor shooting of Paul and Redick was why his team lost. “I mean, they got great looks. If I had to go in before the game and look at the shots that they both had, I’m taking almost every one of them. They just had one of those nights that it wouldn’t go in for them.”Somehow, the Clippers trailed by just two (51-49) at halftime. They were behind, 81-72, after three quarters. But after getting down by 16 at 90-74 with 9:06 to play, the Clippers pulled within seven points (90-83) on two free throws by Austin Rivers with 7:20 left. That was as close as they would get.“There were times when we were still right there,” Doc Rivers said. “We had the stretch where we cut it to seven, I think, and I think we had five defensive mistakes in a row. And that’s the only time I got, like, heated. I don’t mind if a team scores. You just can’t have those breakdowns.“In the playoffs, it comes down to a single possession and we had too many single possessions where we made mistakes. But overall, listen, I liked how we played, I loved their energy.”Paul had no problem putting the onus for the defeat on himself and Redick. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND >> Make that 51 consecutive regular-season victories at home for the reigning champion Golden State Warriors dating to this past season.On a night when the Clippers played with a lot of spirit, they could not overcome poor shooting performances by starting guards Chris Paul and J.J. Redick and the Warriors scored a 114-98 victory on Wednesday night before a sellout of 19,596 at Oracle Arena.Chris Paul scored just two points in the first half, 13 overall on 4 of 16 shooting; 1 of 6 from 3-point range. Redick scored only nine points on 4 of 13 from the field; he also was just 1 of 6 from deep.It was too much to overcome against the best team the league has seen in some time. The Warriors are 64-7 and with 11 games to play. They still have a shot at putting together the best regular season in history. That currently belongs to the Chicago Bulls, who went 72-10 in 1995-96.last_img read more

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