St. Louis Catholic Church 150th celebration nears

first_imgBatesville, In. — St.Louis Catholic Church will celebrate their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the air-conditioned, handicapped accessible Parish Activity Center in Batesville.Fried chicken and roast beef dinners for $11 will be available for dining, indoor or outdoor. There will also be a Beer Garden, raffles, games and a performance by the nation’s oldest all-volunteer band- The Eureka Band at 5 p.m.For more information please call 812-934-3204.last_img

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Algae helps connect suspect in violent kidnapping, rape attempt

first_imgInvestigators in Orange County say that algae found on a suspect’s clothing helped them identify him as the person who attempted to kidnap and rape a woman while she was walking home from work.The incident was  reported to have happened on May 12th.The victim told authorities that as she walked home, the suspect now identified as 30-year-old Patrick Howard attacked her and dragged her into a retention pond.Authorities say that with the victim’s help, a forensic botanist was able to link algae in the pond to evidence on both the suspect and the victim’s clothing.Howard has since been arrested and charged with kidnapping with intent to inflict harm or terrorize, and attempted sexual battery.Authorities also found that Howard is wanted on sex crimes in the Tennessee area.last_img

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Roller hockey club sees opportunity to excel with new rink

first_imgIn 2017, Syracuse University’s club roller hockey team nearly vanished, and would’ve gone extinct without former captain Ryan Dunn’s leadership. But now, the team is developing more than its members ever could have imagined.Last season, the team qualified for nationals, but this year, it will be much better prepared. Previously, on-campus construction had made it difficult to practice regularly. Now, they’ll be able to practice at the rink in the new Barnes Center at The Arch, senior Anthony Bellman said. The new rink not only allows the team to have a home base, but also provides them with an advantage in recruiting new members.“We are really excited to have a rink that we can call ours,” junior roller hockey player Jamie Kreinces said in an email.Other teams have had an on-site roller rink to practice on, Bellman said, but for nearly two decades, SU’s teams have had to practice either in a basketball gym or travel to Black Mamba Skate Park, which is located in Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt.This forced them to try to find transportation to practices and use a rink in the mall. It wasn’t the most conducive way to get the most of practice, said Marc Orlin, president and the team captain. The Arch gives the team a place to practice on-campus, and to potentially host other teams for scrimmages.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the past, it visited teams like Endicott and Oswego for scrimmages. The regular season, however, is comprised of away tournaments — for which the team traveled to Boston, Providence, Long Island, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia last year for three- or four-game tournaments.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorThe team hopes to have the same intense work ethic and resiliency that carried it to nationals last year, said Kreinces, who’s going on his third season with the team.“I think our success can be attributed to how well the team meshed together,” Kreinces said, adding that the growth of this team is metaphorical for how roller hockey is growing overall as a sport.With the new rink as a key chip in their recruiting pitch, SU added some talent to its roster in the offseason. Kreinces called the freshman class “the best in a long time.”“Somehow, we’ve managed to add a couple of more very skilled players this summer, and we’re looking forward to competing,” he said.And with the new rink comes optimism. Now that last season’s struggles to find places to practice are in hindsight and it can practice on a regular basis, SU will be prepared for the obstacles it encounters.Though last year’s roller hockey team qualified for nationals, SU went 0-4 once it got there. Bellman blamed the team’s postseason underachievement on the lack of a consistent practice facility and subsequent sub-par practices.But the club is only going to grow. The team culture has evolved over the past few years because of Dunn and the strong foundation he built, Bellman said, adding that he and his current teammates have been working to make sure it doesn’t near extinction again.And the Arch a major part of the club’s future.“The new rink is going to be a game-changer,” Kreinces said. “Being able to practice on-campus is a huge benefit to the team and will help us prepare for tournaments during the season.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2019 at 1:27 am gfpagano@syr.edulast_img read more

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Browne confident Tipp footballers up for semi final challenge

first_imgTipperary won’t be phased by playing in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final.That’s the view of former Premier County star Declan Browne, who thinks the players might plump for a meeting with Tyrone if given a choice.Tipp will find out tomorrow evening if they’ll be facing the Ulster county or Mayo in just over two weeks’ time. Declan is confident that Liam Kearns’s side will be fully prepared for whoever gets through.last_img

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Super Sunday action at Tipp racecourse

first_imgAdrian Keatley is hoping Jet Setting can get back on the winning path as the Irish 1,000 Guineas winner lines up for the Group Three Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes at 2.10Other leading contenders in the 10-strong field include Aidan O’Brien’s The Happy Prince and Jim Bolger’s Flight Risk, who were the first two home in the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh last weekend.Gates open at 12 at the Tipperary Racecourse today and the first is off at 1.40 – and along with the racing their is plenty of family fun activities while the Liam McCarthy and the Irish Press Cup will also in attendancelast_img

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Kotoko boss dissolves communication team

first_imgThe board chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has dissolved the club’s communication team led by Listowel Yesu Bukarson.This came about during the chairman’s meeting with the RCC of the club in Accra on Monday to deliberate on pertinent issues which will help move the club forward.“I have effectively dissolved the communications team led by Mr. Bukarson. It will no longer function until I come up with a new team,” Dr Sarpong stated during the meeting.“The new team for communications which I will form soon will include three people from Greater Accra, three from Ashanti, one from Brong Ahafo, Central, Western region and others.”This is the second time that Dr. Sarpong has hit hard on the communication team after coming out exactly a year ago that Bukarson and Ben Nti should not talk about matters relating to Kotoko on radio, a decision he later reversed.last_img read more

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Joy Sports 2016 Review: Sports Personalities

first_imgContinuing our review for the year in the world of sports, we turn our attention to Sports Personalities who put Ghana on the map.  President Kwesi Nyantakyi (GFA President) The year 2016 is one that President of the Ghana Football Association will savour. His club WA All Stars wrote their names in the history books of Ghana Football by becoming the first ever club from the Three regions in the North to win the Ghana Premier League.After the historic feet chalked by All Stars, Nyantakyi was voted onto the powerful FIFA Council.  In a close-race, the Ghanaian FA leader polled 31 votes, one more than closest challenger Ahmad of Madagascar to win the seat alongside CAF’s vice president Almamy Kabele Camara of Guinea.  Emmanuel Tagoe (Boxer) Emmanuel Tagoe did made himself and the country proud by claiming  vacant IBO lightweight belt following a 12-round unanimous decision win over South Africa’s Mzonke Fana.Christian Amoah (Weightlifter)   Amoah won Gold in the youth 85kg category in the IWF Commonwealth Weightlifting in Penang, Malaysia)Kwesi Donsu (Footballer) Kwesi Donsu may have missed out on Most Valuable Player of the 2015/16 season to Liberty Professionals Latif Blessing but he made the list because of his incredible 10 free kick goals he registered out of a total 15 strikes. Daniel Amartey (Footballer) Amartey was very blessed in 2016. He won two league titles in a single season in two countries – Denmark with Copenhagan and historic Leicester City triumph in England. Yaw Sakyi (Basketball)  His effort in leading University of Ghana Basketball team to win Gold at the Africa university games in South Africa and celebrated 10 years of the famous inter-schools basketball competition Sprite Ball.   Moses Armah Parker (Medeama CEO)  Medeama against all odds succeeded as they reached the group stage of CAF Confederation Cup. The team beat South Africa giants and eventual winners of the CAF Champions League to seal historic qualification of the group phase. Moses Parker singlehandedly took care of club’s expenses. Nii Lante Vanderpuye (Sports Minister) Mr. Vanderpuye makes the list due to the role he played as Minister of the Sector.  His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama  He commissioned Ghana’s first ever Boxing Arena in Bukom Isaac Dogbe (Boxer)  Isaac Dogbe won all four bouts he contested in 2016. JoySports team gave the award to Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyilast_img read more

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NBA Draft 2019: Oddsmakers go by the book in making Zion Williamson, Ja Morant Rookie of the Year favorites

first_imgNo. 2 overall pick Morant, a point guard who led Murray State to an NCAA Tournament first-round victory, is the second favorite at 4-to-1.The No. 3 overall pick, chosen by the Knicks, Barrett has the third-best odds at 6-to-1; he was a teammate of Williamson’s at Duke and a Sporting News All-America choice as a freshman.MORE NBA DRAFT: Winners & Losers | Grades for each pick Oddsmakers assessing the contenders for 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year are going pretty much by the book by installing top picks Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett as the first, second and third choices to win the award.Williamson, who claimed every major college basketball player award with his freshman season at Duke, is a 1-to-2 favorite to win the award in his first year with the Pelicans, according to odds provided by BetOnline.com. Williamson was the first overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. The oddsmakers believe more in No. 5 pick Darius Garland and his chances to make an impact with the Cavaliers, placing him at 10-to-1, than fourth pick De’Andre Hunter of the Hawks, who is 14-to-1.Wing Jarrett Culver (16-to-1) of the Timberwolves and point guard Coby White of the Bulls (20-1) are far ahead of the next group of contenders: Cam Reddish of the Hawks and Jaxson Hayes of the Pelicans (28-to-1) and Cam Johnson of the Suns (30-to-1).The highest-ranked second-round choice is former Maryland big man Bruno Fernando of the Hawks, who is 50-to-1 on the BetOnline chart but went 34th overall in the draft. He is ahead of 11 players who were first-rounders and is tied with five others, including lottery picks Romeo Langford of the Celtics and Tyler Herro of the Heat.last_img read more

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Scala quits as FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee chair

first_imgIn what represents a severe blow to President Gianni Infantino just three months into his tenure at world football’s governing body, the Swiss-Italian has quit an important role at FIFA after the ruling Council was granted the power to dismiss the heads of the independent watchdog committees without consulting its membership.The unprecedented move was approved at the Congress, the first to be held under Infantino’s leadership, with an overwhelming majority of 186 votes to one during yesterday’s meetingIt meant the likes of Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and Investigatory counterpart Cornel Borbély, as well as Scala, could be stripped of their positions based purely on the decision of the 37-strong Council.The sacking and recruitment of members of the respective Committees within FIFA is usually voted on at the annual Congress.Businessman Scala, an integral cog in the reform package passed in an attempt to clean up the battered image of FIFA, stormed out of the Congress yesterday when the item was successfully passed.It contradicts the pledges of independence within the corruption-plagued organisation, leaving the fate of three top officials in the hands of the ruling Council and not the 211 Member Associations.The motion had already attracted criticism following reports it was only added to the agenda at the last minute by Infantino, with the move handing him more power than his predecessors have enjoyed.In a statement, Scala launched a stinging attack on the measure, insisting it “undermines a central pillar of the good governance of FIFA and it destroys a substantial achievement of the reforms”.”It will henceforth be possible for the council to impede investigations against single members at any time, by dismissing the responsible committee members or by keeping them acquiescent through the threat of a dismissal,” added Scala.“The bodies are factually deprived of their independence and are in danger of becoming auxiliary agents of those whom they should actually supervise.”My resignation shall also be a wake-up call and shall give backing to those persons involved, who genuinely advocated for reforms until today.”I would like to prompt all of them: Keep going like this, FIFA needs and deserves your commitment and consistent action.”The agenda item was passed comprehensively and seemingly went under the radar of the electorate, who clearly didn’t realise the magnitude of the decision they had made. Infantino, a strong advocate of the reform process, which helped him in his bid for the FIFA hotseat, defended the decision of the Congress yesterday and insisted it did not contravene the independence of the watchdog committees.”If we don’t act we are criticised for not acting and if we act we are criticised for acting,” he said.“We are in a democratic process.“Today we had to dismiss several members, others are indicted and arrested – do we have to wait one year until the next congress to be allowed to dismiss them?”A rift between Scala, who was appointed to the independent role in May 2012, and Infantino had been lingering under the surface after the Swiss-Italian recommended the secretary general earn more in salary than the President.The former Audit and Compliance Committee chair had been an important part of FIFA’s attempt to clean up its image in the wake of a criminal investigation which has seen several top officials indicted and arrest on corruption charges by the United States Department of Justice.  In response to Scala’s departure, FIFA claim the Swiss “misinterpreted the decision” made by the Council while labelling his suggestions the independence of the body has been contradicted as “unfounded” and “baseless”.”FIFA accepts Domenico Scala’s resignation as Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee with immediate effect,” a statement read.”FIFA regrets that Mr. Scala has misinterpreted the purpose of the decision taken by the FIFA Congress.”The decision was made to permit the Council to appoint members on an interim basis to the vacant positions of the new committees so they can start fulfilling their roles as part of the ongoing reform process until the next FIFA Congress in 2017. In addition, the measure allows for the swift removal of members who have breached their obligations.”The Council fully respects the independence of the Audit and Compliance and the Ethics committees, and any suggestions to the contrary are without merit.”Mr. Scala has made unfounded claims which are baseless. FIFA is focused on reform and the path forward as evidenced by the appointment of a new FIFA Secretary General.”last_img read more

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