Dearborn, Switzerland Counties included in disaster declaration due to heavy rain

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has issued a disaster emergency for 11 Indiana counties in response to widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall, including Dearborn and Switzerland Counties.The governor signed an executive order to include Carroll, Dearborn, Elkhart, Fulton, Lake, Marshall, Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland and White counties. This disaster emergency declaration may be expanded to include other counties in the days ahead, with more rain expected and thunderstorms predicted in the southern part of the state.The disaster declaration means the state Department of Homeland Security can take necessary actions to provide expanded emergency services and is a step the state is required to take to request assistance from the federal government.“This is an important step in helping Hoosiers around our state who’ve been hurt by this flooding,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our state agencies will continue to work hand-in-hand with local emergency management teams to help families weather the tragedies they are facing. I’m amazed by their resiliency. Looking ahead, we won’t hesitate to seek federal assistance if it proves necessary.”The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated Thursday morning and continues to maintain a statewide operating picture concerning the status of the ongoing flooding and respond to requests for assistance from local officials. The EOC has directly assisted counties by coordinating the delivery of over 700,000 sandbags, two water pumps, heavy equipment and vehicles, labor crews, traffic control, UAV photography and subject matter expertise on disaster response and recovery.In addition to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, other agencies providing services include the Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Corrections, Indiana National Guard and the American Red Cross.The State EOC will continue operating, monitoring the status of the ongoing situation and providing support and resources across the state.Rain began late in the day on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the northern part of the state and received record-level rainfall through Wednesday, Feb. 21. As a result, the region has experienced unprecedented flood damage to properties and infrastructure. Widespread flooding continues, especially across northwest and northcentral Indiana. Central Indiana is under a flood watch. In the southern part of the state, thunderstorms are underway and expected to continue overnight. These storms may produce high winds, hail, additional rainfall and potentially tornadoes.The governor toured Elkhart and St. Joseph counties on Friday, learning about the flood damage and local emergency response efforts underway there. He will return from the National Governor’s Association meeting in Washington D.C. tomorrow and will tour more parts of the state affected by recent weather.last_img read more

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Noll notches Central Arizona win

first_imgJason Noll started 12th and finished first in the June 2 IMCA Modified main event at Central Ari­zona Speedway.By Jeff McSpaddenCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (June 2) – Jason Noll took top IMCA Modified honors on Ernie Mincy Trib­ute Night at Central Arizona Speedway.The 12th starting Noll made his charge on the low side and was up to the runner-up spot by just the fourth lap.  He completed his pass of A.J. Huebner for the lead and opened a sizable ad­vantage on the field by the half way mark.Behind Noll, Tyler Mecl drove around the high side to reach second and was followed by Chaz Baca into the third spot.Noll cruised to a 2.741 second victory over Mecl, with Baca, Trevor Miller and Huebner rounding out the top five.last_img

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Joshua-Fury may cancel out Pulev fight — Eddie Hearn

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua is scheduled to defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against challenger Kubrat Pulev on June 20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Yet due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, things might not go exactly by the original plan, and AJ could face WBC champion Tyson Fury in his next bout instead. “Well I think, all of a sudden, does the Joshua-Fury fight start taking priority, maybe over a Pulev fight, if the Pulev fight extends beyond the summer,” the Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports. “There’s so much that could happen right now.” Fury, who claimed the green belt against former champion Deontay Wilder in the rematch, is set to face “The Bronze Bomber” for the third time. The contest is expected to headline the fight card at MGM Grand on July 18. “I mean anything is possible, but contractually Deontay Wilder is going to want his fight next, whether that’s in July or whether there’s a force majeure that takes that to October, November wherever.” “Right now, for us, we’re fighting Kubrat Pulev, June 20, and it could be July 25, but everything is uncertain at the moment, whilst the country and the world tries to contain this pandemic.” Almost all sporting and public events have been cancelled or postponed through April amid coronavirus spread. The event schedule is currently on hold and/or shuffled. A number of high profile bouts have been either re-booked or pending.Tags: Anthony JoshuaEddie HearnKubrat ulevTottenham Hotspur StadiumTyson Furylast_img read more

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Young injury blow for United

first_img “It is a shoulder injury he received in the challenge by the goalkeeper. I am not sure how long it will be.” Young’s absence from Sunday’s FA Cup third-round encounter with Swansea further fuels United’s annoyance at Lloris getting away with his challenge. Yet Moyes is not prepared to push for the widening of video technology beyond its current limit of determining whether shots have crossed the line or not. “I wouldn’t go down the route of video technology,” said Moyes. “I trust the referees to make the right decisions. “They do make the wrong ones at times and I have not changed how I felt on Wednesday. I thought that was the wrong decision.” Moyes offered no further update on the fitness of Robin van Persie, who has missed six games with a thigh injury. “We will let you know when he is ready,” said the Scot. Moyes was not willing to counter Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert’s theory about the lack of value in the FA Cup these days, stating: “Every manager will have their own views – and I am not sure that is how Paul Lambert said it.” Nevertheless, as record 10-times winners, United have their own history in a competition only Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher and Robin van Persie – from his time at Arsenal – have winners’ medals from. Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was part of the Red Devils last triumph in the competition a decade ago, and there has been a sense of frustration in the Old Trafford dressing room at the time that has elapsed since that success over Millwall at the Millennium Stadium. “I am sure there is,” Moyes said. “If you are at a club like Manchester United you want to be involved in all the trophy-winning opportunities. “For Manchester United not to win the FA Cup for 10 years is something of a surprise. Winning it is something we will try and do, as we try in all competitions. “We will do everything we possibly can to try and go through.” Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed Ashley Young is facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder in the controversial collision with Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Young landed awkwardly as he leapt over Lloris’ flying attempt to win the ball, which Moyes remains convinced should have resulted in a penalty for his team and a red card for the Frenchman. “Ashley has got an injury that is going to keep him out for a time,” said Moyes. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Easter parade for O’Brien

first_img The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly improved with quarter of a mile to run, joining issue with long-time leader Stellar Glow and running on well once asserting to score by two lengths. John Oxx’s My Titania raced freely through the early stages but there was encouragement in the way she kept on for third having looked like she would be swamped at one stage. Easter put a run of three third places behind her with a cosy success under Seamie Heffernan in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park. Last seen beaten under two lengths by the smart Zannda in the Group Three Give Thanks Stakes, O’Brien said of the 5-1 winner: “The last day at Cork I thought she was coming there to win, maybe the shorter trip suited her and I’d say she’s progressing as well. “We’ll look for a Group race now, maybe something like the Dance Design. “Seamie gave her a lovely ride, and she kept on well.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Pizza Hut GCC; Pepsi Hikers register contrasting wins

first_imgTHE Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) had a busy weekend of competition with the commencement of the two premier hockey competitions of the year.The Woodpecker Products Women’s First Division League enters its second year and saw traditional powerhouse Pizza Hut GCC overwhelm the Old Fort Shooting Stars 10-0 in the opening fixture played on Saturday at the St Stanislaus College ground on Carifesta Avenue. The Woodpecker Hikers smothered the youthful Spartans by 2-0 the following afternoon at Bourda.The opening Farfan & Mendes Men’s first division clash, which followed immediately after was a more balanced contest, but the Pepsi Hikers outduelled Old Fort, giving the club their second loss over the weekend.Bounty GCC, meanwhile, cruised to a comfortable 5-0 victory over Saints HC in the other men’s fixture.Shebiki Baptiste was the workhorse for the Pizza Hut GCC team, all businesslike in their opening match of the competition, and who were rewarded with an 8th minute opening goal.While Baptiste slammed home a second later in the match, fellow striker Sonia Jardine unleashed a plethora of unstoppable shots throughout the match to finish as the game’s highest scorer with five goals to her name.Midfielder Aliyah Gordon managed two goals herself while midfielder Carina Moller added a well-timed deflection to round out the 10 unanswered goals for the victors.The experience of the Woodpecker Hikers showed in their control of the opening minutes of their clash against the Spartans.Pizza Hut GCC striker Shebiki Baptiste makes one of her many attacking raids against Old Fort.Midfielders Maria Munroe and Marisha Rodrigues dominated the midfield for the Hikers while Dominique DeGroot and Makeda Harding both held firm in defence for the Spartans to keep the score level at 0-0 for most of the first quarter.After 13 minutes without a goal, Munroe managed to unleash a powerful shot that was parried by Spartans goalkeeper Jessica Mittleholzer but Kenisha Wills was first onto the rebound to put it into the open net. The Spartans improved their game throughout the match but the Hikers continued to hold the edge and were finally able to make their second breakthrough from a Munroe penalty corner strike to make the final score 2-0 for the Hikers.As the Farfan & Mendes Men’s First Division competition got underway, Old Fort’s Warren Williams scored the first goal in the competition in the 19th minute to put his side in the lead.The Hikers however pressed for the equaliser which came only four minutes later through overlapping national defender Andrew Stewart.Hikers struck again in the final minute of the half when their traditional leading marksman and captain Robert Harry France outworked the Old Fort defence to slot home the team’s second goal.Young Tevesarid Garnett managed the lone goal in the second half for the Hikers to secure their 3-1 win.While Saints HC showed great courage in holding off powerhouse Bounty GCC throughout the first quarter and well into the second quarter of the match, the floodgates opened when Kevin Spencer scored his first in the 22nd minute.Spencer evaded three defenders before feigning the goalkeeper and sliding his shot into the right post for his opener and scored his second goal in similar fashion just two minutes later.Junior national captain Mark Sargeant got himself onto the scoresheet next and added a second in the closing minutes of the game, while the former national Philip Fernandes added a diving reverse shot to complete GCC’s 5-0 victory.Matches continue for the next six weeks on Mondays and Fridays at Bourda and on Saints ground at weekends.last_img read more

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Jury rules against McNair in defamation court case

first_imgA jury ruled in favor of the NCAA in former USC football coach Todd McNair’s defamation trial in Los Angeles on Monday.Todd McNair was fired as USC’s running backs coach in 2010, when the NCAA deemed he knew of improper benefits. Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information.McNair was the running backs coach when the Reggie Bush scandal broke  in 2010, and his contract was terminated after six years on the USC coaching staff. It was determined he knew about some of the gifts that Bush and his family received. After  a four-year investigation on Bush and the USC’s football program, the NCAA banned USC from bowl games for two years and imparted scholarship restrictions.In the current defamation trial, McNair fought for his name and accused the NCAA of altering evidence to connect him with the scandal and justify increasing the sanctions placed on USC. McNair and his lawyer claimed that the NCAA released information that it knew was false, and they accused NCAA President Mark Emmert of slander for vocally supporting the false reports. He sued the NCAA in June 2011, claiming that false information hurt him in his job search after the Bush scandal. McNair and his lawyer asked for $27 million in damages. About halfway through the trial, one of the jurors was dismissed due to an obstructing language barrier, and deliberations restarted with a replacement juror. After six days of deliberation, the jury ruled 9-3 that the statements made about McNair were not false. “I don’t think the NCAA should come away from this thinking they did things right,” the head juror said to the Los Angeles Times. “I think the entire jury room was very, very disappointed and we wanted to do something.”The head juror said that McNair could have won a case for negligence or breach of contract, both claims that his lawyers dropped before closing arguments. Ultimately, McNair’s proof for defamation fell short. McNair’s lawyer Bruce Broillet made a statement following the verdict and insinuated that their fight was not over. “Very, very disappointed … in the result,” he said. “Assessing the situation and considering our next steps.”last_img read more

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Heineken Thrills Fans in Lagos, P’Harcourt with UCL Football

first_imgLast Tuesday and Wednesday, excited football fans in Port Harcourt and Lagos thronged the Higi Haga Bar, Rainbow Town, Port Harcourt and Ember Creek, VI, Lagos, to watch the return legs of the semi final games of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League between favourites, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Roma, at exclusive Heineken UCL match experience centres.Fun games and chilled glasses of Heineken were readily available to the expectant guests as they exchanged banters with one another and settled in to relax for the highly anticipated match.While on Wednesday, Lagos had its turn at the Heineken live match experience.  Football fans stormed the Ember Creek, VI, Lagos, to watch their teams, A.S. Roma and Liverpool, battle for the 2nd spot at the UEFA Champions League final. After the ultra-dramatic first leg where Liverpool clobbered Roma into a 5-2 win at Anfield, anything could be expected to happen. Liverpool were headed to Stadio Olimpico, where Roma had not conceded in five Champions League games this season.  Heineken, premium lager beer, will continue to share the drama of the UEFA Champions League with football fans as the 2017/2018 Champions League season leads up to what promises to be a climactic final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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St. Lucia Government to Outline New Recovery Plan Post COVID-19

first_img“The COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan primarily seeks to curtail the impact of both global and domestic economic contraction is having on the business sector, drive economic activity through public sector capital investment projects, protect the poor, marginalized and most vulnerable segments of the St. Lucian population, accelerate reforms that will build the resilience of the private public sector, strengthen the Health System and continue to build a resilience of St. Lucia,” the statement noted. The plan was prepared by the Ministry of Finance with recommendations from the Economic Recovery Multi-Sectoral Committee, comprising representatives from the private sector, trade unions and employers. “The government is aware that no segment of our country has been spared from the COVID-19 pandemic and there has been the loss of household income and job security with many St. Lucians on the breadline,” the statement said, adding that the government has taken immediate measures to address some of these issues including the income support programme and the national feeding programme. In a statement, the government said that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the plan is part of his administration’s structured and long term response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “That body was tasked with making recommendations to prepare an Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan given the adverse effects, that “lock down” and physical distancing measures have had on earnings of all sectors within the economy. CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St. Lucia government Wednesday said it would present an economic recovery and resilience plan for the island on Sunday, even as the main opposition St. Lucia Party (SLP) accused the government of wasteful spending.center_img “In the years and months after the Prime Minister made those fiscal pronouncements, he proceeded to manage the affairs of St. Lucia in a manner that directly contradicted this statement. In fact, he managed St. Lucia like a country that is rich in natural resources such as oil, gold, diamonds, etc. with the wealth accruing to a very small subset of the population. We will describe this as a ‘cabal economy,” the SLP added. ’The party said that the government had not implemented programmes to assist ordinary citizens and those engaged in the small and medium enterprises, but appears to be engaged in “transferring wealth from the taxpayers …to family, friends and foreigners associated with the government”. But the SLP in a statement posted on its official Facebook page reminded St. Lucians that soon after coming to office in 2016, Prime Minister Chastanet had informed the country that the island ‘is broke”. CMClast_img read more

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Justin Gatlin’s Victory Not Perfect – IAAF President

first_imgRelatedVIDEO: Watch Justin Gatlin Issue “Official Apology” For DopingAugust 22, 2017In “Sports”Video – Watch Usain Bolt Bow Out With A Bronze, Loses 100 Meters To Justin GatlinAugust 5, 2017In “Sports”Controversial World Champion Miss Out On Athlete Of The Year NomineesOctober 3, 2017In “Athletics” IAAF President, Lord Sebastian Coe have described Justin Gatlin’s 100 meters victory over Usain Bolt at the World Athletics Championship as not “perfect”.35-year-old Gatlin, who has been banned twice for doping, gate-crashed Usain Bolt’s 100 meters swansong party, returning in a time of 9.92 seconds to end Bolt’s 100m reigns.Speaking to the BBC, Lord Coe said: “I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes,”“But he is eligible to be here.”In Bolt’s last individual race as a professional athlete, the London crowd had expected a fairytale ending to the Jamaican’s 100m career, but Bolt could only finish third behind, Gatlin and rising star, Christian Coleman.Lord Coe continued: “It’s not the perfect script. I thought Usain was very generous with the observations he made.“That must have been a bitter event for him to swallow. He was bigger than the moment and it typifies his career.” he added.last_img read more

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