Diane Shirl Schuck

first_imgDiane Shirl Schuck, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away March 20, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born October 19, 1947 in Carlisle, PA, daughter of Betty P. Nelson.Diane worked as a Cashier for Bob Evans Crestview, KY for over 20 years, and also for Golden Corral in Lawrenceburg from the time it opened up until it closed.She used to dress up as the Easter Bunny at the Lions club. The thing Diane loved the most, was spending everyday with her family.Surviving are her mother, Betty P. Nelson of Carlisle, PA; daughters, Jackie (Dave) Evans of West Chester, OH, Stacey (Tom) Stine of Hebron, KY, Cindy (Mike) McAndrew of Lawrenceburg, IN; siblings, John (Diane) Nelson of Carlisle, PA, Blair (Chris) Harry of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren, Megan Evans, David Evans, Kendra McAndrew and Blake McAndrew.She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Schuck and a brother, James Nelson.Friends will be received Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Main Street Aurora. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.visit:www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Batesville Memorial Public Library announces special event

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Memorial Public Library holds “Remember When…Storytime” on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning February 27.The event is led by Jerry Bennett and Larry Hagen and is an opportunity to listen to, or tell a true story from your life.last_img

Dawson hopes to ease McIlroy pressure

first_img The 23-year-old Northern Irishman would be eligible for selection by either Great Britain or Ireland, but may opt out instead for fear of upsetting people with his choice. But Dawson believes there may be a way to make life easier for McIlroy and others, saying: “Because of Rory’s history of playing for Ireland at amateur level and World Cup level, there may be an Olympic regulation that because you played in a previous world championship for a certain country, that has to carry with you.” He added: “Does the World Cup count as a world championship? Golf isn’t structured the way other sports are.” McIlroy has twice played in the World Cup for Ireland – both times alongside fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell – and Dawson added: “I would very much like to take this burden of choice away from the player if we can possibly find a way because it’s not fair. “The last thing we want is the player to worry about it.” In September last year, McIlroy released an open letter on his Twitter account in response to quotes attributed to him which said he felt “more British than Irish”. “I am in an extremely sensitive and difficult position and I conveyed as much in a recent newspaper interview,” he wrote at the time. “I am a proud product of Irish golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland. I am also a proud Ulsterman who grew up in Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. That is my background and always will be. “I receive great support from both Irish and British fans alike and it is greatly appreciated.” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson would like to take the pressure off Rory McIlroy’s decision of who to represent at the 2016 Olympics.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Defender Dejan Lovren could miss a month of action for Liverpool

first_img Press Association Sport understands the results have shown no ligament damage but the joint is still significantly swollen and bruised and the defender’s recovery is likely to take around a month. With that in mind, the return to training of Mamadou Sakho ahead of schedule is timely. The France centre-back started manager Jurgen Klopp’s first four league matches alongside Martin Skrtel until a knee injury after landing awkwardly against Crystal Palace sidelined him in early November, with the early diagnosis suggesting it could be eight weeks before he was fit again. With a full week of training he is likely to go straight into the team for Sunday’s match at Watford. The Croatia centre-back was carried off on a stretcher and left Anfield on crutches after Craig Gardner’s high follow-through during the 2-2 draw. Lovren had five stitches in the wound on his right knee at the time but had to wait for some of the swelling to go down before he could be scanned by the club’s medical staff. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has escaped serious injury but is likely to be out for a month with a knee problem sustained against West Brom on Sunday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hima Das nominated for Khel Ratna; Lovlina for Arjuna

first_imgGuwahati: India’s ace sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna award while boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been nominated for Arjuna award by the state government of Assam, a top official said here on Monday. Assam government’s Sports and Youth Welfare Director Dharma Kanta Mlli said that State’s Sports Secretary Dulal Chandra Das has sent a letter to the union Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry recommending Hima Das’s name for the Khel Ratna award. “The sports secretary also proposed the name of ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain for the Arjuna award. Both Das and Borgohain are Assam’s pride. “The Assam government and the people of Assam would be very happy if the central government accepts the state government’s proposals,” Mlli told IANS. The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year and will be vying for the top honour with cricketer Rohit Sharma, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, paddler Manika Batra and women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal. IANSAlso watch: Morning Bulletin | 16th June, 2020last_img read more

Storify: Fans and media react to Chris McCullough going to Brooklyn with 29th pick

first_img Published on June 25, 2015 at 11:15 pm Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27 Facebook Twitter Google+ [View the story “Brooklyn Nets draft Chris McCullough with 29th pick of the NBA Draft” on Storify] Commentscenter_img The Brooklyn Nets selected former Syracuse forward Chris McCullough with the 29th pick of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. McCullough attended SU for just one year, playing in 16 games before missing the second half of the season with a torn right ACL. Reactions to the pick were mostly positive, with others less certain of the pick given McCullough’s injury history.last_img

USC felled in second round of NCAA

first_imgThe No. 22 Women of Troy kicked off the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 win over No. 13 Illinois on Friday afternoon.Final bow · Senior forward Megan Ohai, who ranks among USC’s all-time career goal leaders, played her last game with the Trojans on Sunday. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “I’m happy to get the ‘W,’” said USC coach Ali Khosroshahin. “I’m happy to get the first game in and have it go our way.”A slow start did not hurt the Women of Troy this time, though it has earlier in the season.  Instead, they were the ones who managed to put their opponents on their heels.“I thought the first 15 minutes, Illinois had the ball most of the time,” Khosroshahin said. “But at the halfway mark, we were able to make some changes, we settled in and started to do some good things.”When junior forward/defender Ashley Freyer entered the game, she made an immediate impact, scoring off a perfectly placed pass over the Illini backline from junior midfielder Brittany Kerridge.This was the junior’s first goal of her career in the NCAA tournament, and it gave the Women of Troy a 1-0 lead that would hold up until halftime.In the beginning of the second half, the Women of Troy had multiple opportunities to score again but couldn’t find the back of the net.In the 56th minute, the Women of Troy were awarded a free kick from just beyond midfield.Redshirt junior midfielder/defender Ashli Sandoval drilled a shot the Illini goalkeeper was able to get a hand on, but not enough to prevent it from crossing the plane.  This goal gave the Women of Troy a 2-0 lead.Though the Illini threatened to score and had plenty of opportunities to cut into the lead, the play of the USC backline and freshman goalkeeper Shelby Church was solid.“I was very pleased with our backline,” Khosroshahin said.  “I thought Karter [Haug] and Mia [Bruno] were solid as were Claire [Schloemer], [Ashli] Sandoval and Shelby [Church]. [Our defense] has been our backbone all year and they were again.”In the 74th minute, sophomore midfielder Courtney Garcia fed sophomore forward Samantha Johnson, who completed the scoring and gave the Women of Troy their highest output in goals during a NCAA tournament match.Leading 3-0, the Women of Troy conceded a goal in the 80th minute, but the Illini would get no closer.On Sunday, the Women of Troy couldn’t get past the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they fell 4-0 in the second round of the tournament, putting an end to a solid season for USC.“We just didn’t play our best game,” said senior defender Karter Haug.  “Notre Dame came out and they played [well]. They put the ball in the goal and had a couple good bounces go their way.”The Fighting Irish struck early on goals by midfielder Rose Augustin and defender/midfielder Lauren Fowlkes in the first eight minutes of the game to take a commanding 2-0 lead. “Anytime you spot a team of that caliber two goals early on, it’s a really difficult hill [to climb] and a really difficult hole to climb out of,” Khosroshahin said.The Women of Troy had multiple opportunities to respond and cut into the lead, but shots went high, wide or were stopped by the Notre Dame goalkeeper.At halftime, the Women of Troy came out aggressive, putting pressure on the Notre Dame backline and goalkeeper, but still no shots were able to find the back of the net.“They were able to finish their opportunities and we weren’t,” Khosroshahin said.Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish added to their lead on a goal by forward Melissa Henderson in the 57th minute, while forward Adriana Leon finished off the scoring in the 70th minute to give the Fighting Irish a 4-0 victory.Despite the loss, the coaching staff said it couldn’t be more pleased with the players, specifically the leadership of the seniors and the development of the team as a whole.“The seniors this year really led this team and they’ve led them from the beginning,” Khosroshahin said. “They did a tremendous job and I’m so proud of them, but so sad to see these young ladies leave me.  This team has grown tremendously, they’ve matured tremendously and I couldn’t be more proud.”last_img read more

Obisia Tells Young Boxers to Avail themselves of the Opportunity

first_imgGOtv Boxing NextGen Search, organised in partnership with the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame and Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), will see boxers, not older than 25, from across the country feature in sparring sessions under the supervision of accomplished coaches like Joe Mensah, Nwakpa and Jerry Okorodudu at the Lagos Boxing Hall of Gym in Lagos.Those selected by coaches will have their professional licences paid for by the sponsors of the search.The event debuted in February and has produced a new crop of young professional boxers, some of whom started their professional careers at the last two editions of GOtv Boxing Night.The talent hunt programme is being held in association with the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) and the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame.The boxers being sought must be on the verge of turning professional and will have to undergo sparring sessions to determine their suitability.The maiden edition of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search attracted over a 100 boxers out of which 28 were selected. Many of those selected from the search have participated at GOtv Boxing Night. Rilwan Babatunde, Osamudiamen Goodluck, Matthew Obinna and Chukwuebuka Ezewudo are some of the graduates of the search that have fought at GOtv Boxing Night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOtv Boxing NextGen 2Boxing coach and former Commonwealth Champion, Obisia Nwakpa, has called on young boxers aspiring to turn professional to take advantage of GOtv Boxing NextGen 2, which begins on 17 August.Speaking in Lagos, Nwakpa said: “This is an opportunity no talented boxer should miss. It is a window into the professional cadre. The sponsors are willing to help boxing and boxers, so the boxers should take up the opportunity and they can progress from there. This search is the only one of its kind. Any serious young boxer cannot allow this opportunity to pass.”last_img read more

Kindred Group contests Norway regulator’s Apple App Store ban

first_img Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has moved to file a lawsuit against Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) – Norway’s national gambling and lottery authority.Kindred has accused Lotteritilsynet of conducting unfair restrictions and regulatory overreach on its business services, including the blocking payment transfers and sanctioning a ban on Kindred apps listing on the Apple App Store for Norway.The lawsuit against Lotteritilsynet is filed by Kindred Group’s Malta MGA holding company Trannel International Ltd, with Kindred governance represented by Oslo law firm Glittertind AS.Anders Ryssdal, Partner at Glittertind, has confirmed to Norwegian national broadcaster NRK (NRK.no) that Kindred ‘has no choice but to move ahead with its lawsuit’, stating that his client’s services had been unfairly targeted by Lotteritilsynet actions.During H1 2018 trading, a Norwegian ‘parliamentary coalition’ demanded that an under pressure Lotteritilsynet significantly toughen its stance on unlicensed online gambling operators deemed to be targeting Norway’s consumers and undermining the funding of state-owned gambling enterprises Norsk Rikstoto and Norsk Tipping.Lotteritilsynet would enforce its strictest controls to date on bank/payment transfers, IP blocking, penalties, and further advertising restrictions, which saw the regulator demand that tech giant Apple remove all-gambling related apps from its Norway App Store (August 2018).In its filing, Kindred and Glittertind state that Lotteritilsynet actions had ‘exceeded its power of attorney’ by involving Apple a US technology firm to sanction a restriction aiding its own political purposes.With regards to payments, Glittertind charges Lotteritilsynet of ‘overreach in its regulatory conduct’, stating that it had enforced unfair blocks on a number ‘foreign intermediaries’ processing transactions with Norwegian banks, a service which does not infringe on Lotteritilsynet gambling monopoly framework. Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

How Algeria stole the hearts of the world

first_imgIn  international football’s continental tournaments, many viewers tune in as little more than intrigued neutrals. For some, that’s perfectly satisfactory; the simple pleasures of watching two teams trying to score a goal without the crippling tension of partisanship a pleasant novelty.But, rarely is anyone a true neutral. Uninvolved onlookers will probably still have their favourites, even if only borne out of hazy nostalgia or a connection with a specific club or player. For others, the tournament unfolding will create preferences, perhaps thanks to something as ultimately inconsequential as a great goal or an amusing celebration.It’s little wonder people forge these sentimental links, however tenuous. Sport is just more fun when you care.At the African Cup of Nations, this month, this phenomenon will manifest itself once again. Only this time, many foreign fans will head in knowing exactly who to support. Not since they last hosted the tournament a quarter-of-a-century ago have Algeria won the African Cup of Nations, but after their brilliant heroics under the global spotlight at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, the Fennec Foxes will doubtless be cheered on by people who’ve never set foot on the continent, let alone the country.★★★The World Cup’s group stage was an utterly encapsulating affair. It was unpredictable and oddly open, quite unlike the international tournament phoney wars we’ve come to expect. But it wasn’t the traditional giants that were hogging the narrative. Instead it was the underdogs. And the neutrals love nothing more than an underdog. A disastrous 2013 AFCON campaign meant that Algeria fell into this category, and headed to Brazil accompanied by a cacophony of condescending voices confidently predicting an early exit. Vahid Halilhodžić’s side may have had ambitions loftier than being the tournament’s plucky losers, though their World Cup opener against Belgium did little to suggest they’d be anything else. They took the lead in the first half, but after the restart, their opponents gained all of the momentum. The sucker-punch came when Marouane Fellaini equalised with 20 minutes left; the knockout blow when Dries Mertens lashed a stunning winner into the roof of the net 10 minutes later. It was about as plucky as losses come.But if Algeria’s first match earned the sympathy of onlookers around the world, the subsequent couple turned them into flag-waving, face-paint-wearing, fennec-fox-adoring supporters.In their second game, Algeria faced one of the weakest sides in the entire tournament. South Korea had a defence as sturdy as a house of cards, and boy did Halilhodžić know it. His side threw caution to the wind, winning 4-2 and becoming the first African team to ever score four goals in a World Cup match in the process. The win gave them the confidence they needed to earn a draw with Russia in the nerviest of nervy games a few days later, and Algeria were through into the knockout stages. From Algiers to Paris, London and beyond, there was jubilation.★★★Simply getting beyond the group stages was more than a vindication of Halilhodžić’s management. The Bosnian could very easily have been sacked after overseeing Algeria’s group stage AFCON exit, though his bosses held fire. And they were right to. He had been overseeing a gradual but radical transition to a veritable golden generation of young Algerian footballers. Among those who made the ill-fated trip to South Africa were the uncapped 21-year-old full-back Faouzi Ghoulam; 23-year-old wonderkid winger Sofiane Feghouli; centre-back Essaïd Belkalem and striker Islam Slimani, both 24. Little over a year later, they were all part of the squad making big noises in Brazil. Aside from being young, Algeria were also incredibly watchable. On the touchline, Halilhodžić cut a stern figure. In press conferences, he was even spikier. He didn’t exactly exude the playful pontificating of his contemporaries. However, after he let his side off their leash on the back of their opening defeat to Belgium, they were clinical, counter-attacking brilliance. Algeria remained more than happy to let their opponents see the ball, safe in the knowledge that after winning it back, they could cause big problems with the precision of their passing and the pace of their attack.★★★By the time the knockout stages came around, all eyes were on Algeria. Their second round match against Germany was a journalist’s dream: the North Africans’ greatest ever win had come in the World Cup against West Germany in 1982, though the Europeans still progressed at their expense after cynically colluding with neighbours Austria. But aside from its bitter history, it was a game that could easily be boiled down to classic media stereotypes. It was Halilhodžić’s spirited outsiders against Joachim Löw’s icy collection of industrial footballing automatons. For a few days, the fennec fox became the mascot of the rest of the world.In the nature of a Shakespearean tragedy, Algeria saved their best performance for the game against Germany, running themselves — and, notably, Germany’s sweeper-keeper Manuel Neuer — into the ground. Alas, after squandering a series of chances, they eventually conceded twice in extra-time, a last-gasp goal from Abdelmoumene Djabouproving nothing more than a consolation. At the final whistle, Halilhodžić’s dour mask slipped as he wept while embracing his players — one of the most vivid memories of the entire tournament. He wasn’t only mourning the end of his side’s World Cup fairytale, but his own tenure.Alongside his players, Halilhodžić received a hero’s welcome back in the national capital. They toured Algiers in an open-top bus — a symbol more often associated with a tournament winner than one eliminated in the second round, such was the magnitude of their achievement. But despite the great reception (and a plea from president Abdelaziz Bouteflika) Halilhodžić had made up his mind. He was going out on a high. ★★★Heading into this AFCON, Halilhodžić’s influence still looms large over Algeria. The young players that he brought through the ranks are now forming a key part of the starting lineup of his replacement, Christian Gourcuff. But, more broadly, a continuation of the youth movement the Bosnian started is anticipated under the new manager, whose impressive track record of spotting and moulding future stars in a decade at France’s middling outfit Lorient would, one imagines, have played a role in his appointment. On the face of things, he looks capable of picking up exactly where his predecessor had left off.Happily, he hasn’t disappointed so far. Algeria won five of their six matches en route to comfortably booking an AFCON place under Gourcuff, with much continuity in the squad from Halilhodžić’s tenure. But despite some similarities, there are also ways in which the pair couldn’t be more different. The shapeshifting cautiousness of Halilhodžić has been replaced with a considerably more proactive, attacking appoach. The focus is less on how to stop the opponent and more on how to harm them; the pragmatist having been replaced by the philosopher.Gourcuff may be stubborn, but he certainly isn’t a dinosaur. When in full flow, his team is a brilliant attacking force. Algeria’s talented full-backs — Ghoulam and Aïssa Mandi — are given the freedom to fly forward on the overlap, while attacking midfielder Brahimi buzzes around behind the team’s physical centre-forward, Islam Slimani. If they can’t find an immediate way through to goal, they’re quite happy to patiently probe across the midfield, having comfortably dominated possession in most of their games under the Frenchman. The inevitable downside is that affording players such freedom can cause defensive problems, but Gourcuff is more concerned with making sure his team look to dominate.★★★ The bad news for Algeria is that they’re now serious contenders, and their opponents know it. Their recent performances on the biggest of stages has ensured they’re marked men, long since stripped of their underdog tag. However, that won’t stop them being cheered on from all corners of the globe when they kick off their campaign against South Africa next Monday.Their run to the knockout stages in Brazil isn’t far beind Roger Milla’s jubilant dancing around the corner flags of Italia ’90 or Asamoah Gyan’s heartbreaking penalty miss against Uruguay in 2010 as a brilliantly evocative image of international footballing history; the emotion of that night in Porto Alegre gradually petrifying into a wistful sentimentality for a team and nation in whose World Cup dream so many invested. And who could stay neutral after that?last_img read more