Frye recognizes volunteer firefighters for longevity

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye honored Indiana volunteer firefighters with a resolution for over 50 years of service Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Statehouse. Frye recognizes the tireless contributions and sacrifices these brave individuals face to bring safety and security to Indiana communities.last_img

D’Tigress through to 2020 Olympic qualifying tourney

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available African champions, the D’Tigress, have qualified for the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament after defeating Mali 74-59 in the semifinals of the African pre-qualifiers.The Otis Hughes girls will represent Africa along with either Mozambique or Senegal at the WOQT in February, 2020.The Nigerians led the first quarter by 14-11 points and also consolidated by 20-14 and 25 -14 points in the second and third quarters but lost the final quarter by 15-20 points.In the series, Nigeria had beaten hosts, Mozambique, by 57-48 points and also walked out Democratic Republic of Congo.—  Tags: Otis Hugheslast_img read more

NPFL: Akwa United star first to reach double figures in battle for Eunisell Boot

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Akwa United utility man, Ndifreke Effiong, has become the first player to score 10 goals in the race to win this season’s Eunisell Boot Award. Effiong, who plays in various positions from the defence to midfield and attack, netted his 10th goal of the 2019/20 season in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday when his team played host to Warri Wolves at the Nest of Champions in Uyo. However, Effiong’s goal in added time of the second half could only save the blushes of the Promise Keepers from defeat at home as they played out a 1-1 draw with Warri Wolves. The breakdown of the 10 goals scored by the Akwa United man shows that only two have been from the penalty spot, while the others have come from open play. The former Abia Warriors attacking midfielder now sets the pace in the race for the Eunisell Boot Award, but will have to look over his shoulders with a very formidable field of chasing pack breathing down his neck. Effiong is now a goal better than Enyimba forward, Victor Mbaoma, who fired blanks in his team’s 2-0 defeat at Nasarawa United on Sunday. Mbaoma is currently on nine goals. The trio of Tasiu Lawal of Katsina United, Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha and Rangers striker Israel Abia are on eight goals each. The Eunisell Boot Award, created by Eunisell, West Africa’s largest independent chemicals and engineering solutions group, aims to help increase the standard of the NPFL by rewarding the season’s top scorer with N200,000 for each goal scored.Tags: Akwa UnitedEunisell BootNdifreke Effiongnpfllast_img read more

Martinez wary of improving QPR

first_imgRoberto Martinez thinks timing is not in Everton’s favour ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with QPR. Rangers have won two of their last three games, beating fellow strugglers Leicester and Burnley to climb out of the relegation zone. QPR’s leading scorer Charlie Austin is suspended following his dismissal against Burnley but Martinez has been impressed by Harry Redknapp’s side. Among the disappointing results have been draws with Hull last time out and Swansea, and defeat by Crystal Palace. It has been a frustrating start to the season for a team that have ambitions of challenging for the top four, but Martinez is confident a better run of form is round the corner. He said: “We enjoy playing at home because it’s your environment and you can affect things a lot easier. “Every game is difficult. I know it’s a cliche but it’s true. In every other league you can count two or three games a season that maybe you can cruise through. That doesn’t happen in the Premier League. “We need to be a team that are capable of getting points away from home as well as at home but it’s true that at the moment, points wise, we’re not reflecting what we want and we’re catching up a little bit. “That means that we need to get a big run of good results and that starts with a strong, confident performance at home. “We’re getting very close to the half-way point of the season, the squad is strong, we’ve had a lot of good experiences, the competition for places is huge and I do feel we’re ready to set really high standards in the league that I believe are going to give us the points that our performances would deserve.” The Everton manager said: “QPR had a little bit of a difficult start because obviously when you get new players you’re trying to find the right combinations. “I think Harry Redknapp now has found the right formula and they are in the best moment of their season. They’ve been unfortunate in a couple of games, I think they should have had more points than what they’ve got. “I know they’ve got Charlie Austin missing for this game but I think this group are in a good moment and we respect them hugely. “I’ve always admired Harry Redknapp as a manager with his experience and his management skills and know-how.” What should play in Everton’s favour is that the game is at Goodison Park, and QPR have yet to pick up a single point on their travels. Martinez is wary of reading too much into that, though, saying: “The results that they’ve had have been well deserved. Even away from home, I thought the Southampton performance they were very unfortunate not to get a reward from that. “You don’t look back when you face a team. All you’re looking at is how well you can perform and obviously we’re looking at a very important period for us in the league to try to get as many points as we can.” Goodison has hardly been a fortress for Everton so far, with the Toffees winning only two of their seven home games in the league. Press Associationlast_img read more

Another Palm Beach County Food Service Worker Tests Positive for Hepatitis A

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health has confirmed another positive case of hepatitis A in a Palm Beach County food service worker.This time the worker was employed at at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.The employee may have exposed patrons between May 1 and May 12.There are now 18 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Palm Beach County.Health officials are recommending that anyone who ate or drank at this restaurant between May 9 and May 12 get the hep A vaccine after speaking with their health care provider.  But if you consumed  food or beverages at the restaurant between May 1 and May 8 should instead look for signs of the infection.Symptoms include sudden onset of abdominal discomfort, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, pale white stools and jaundice.  If you see any of these symptoms, health officials say you should seek medical attention.The vaccine may protect against the disease if given within two weeks of exposure.Concerned customers can call DOH-Palm Beach at 561-840-4568 or 561-671-4184.last_img read more

Missing 2-year-old drives toy tractor to county fair

first_imgAuthorities in Chisago County, Minnesota are reporting that they have reunited a curious 2-year-old boy with his family after the child snuck out of his house and drove his battery powered tractor all the way to a county fair.The incident occurred on Thursday around 6:51 pm.The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office the child, who lives close to the fairgrounds saw the rides from his home and decided to hop onto his battery powered John Deere tracker and drive down a sidewalk to get a closer look without first notifying his parents.The parents then contacted authorities to report their child missing. Thankfully within moments a state representative at the fair noticed the child next to a ride and reported it back to the sheriff’s office. The child was then returned to his father.After being reunited, the father “promptly suspended his son’s license by removing the battery from” the toy truck.last_img read more

Pakistan captain thanks Sri Lanka for touring

first_imgPAKISTAN captain Azhar Ali said Sri Lanka’s first visit since an attack in 2009 had given “immense happiness” after his side claimed a series win.It was the first Test series in Pakistan since the Sri Lanka team bus was ambushed by gunmen in Lahore on March 2 2009, when six policemen and two civilians died and several Sri Lanka players and coaches were injured.The hosts recorded a 263-run win in the second Test before going to the Sri Lanka dressing room to thank their opponents.“It’s a great occasion for happiness for all of us that we won the series,” Azhar said. “It carried great importance and was very significant because we were playing our first home Test series.”After Pakistan’s top four batsmen all scored a century in the same innings, the side needed just 14 minutes to seal victory on the fifth day in Karachi, giving them a 1-0 series win after rain led to a draw in the first Test in Rawalpindi.Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne urged other teams to consider touring Pakistan, saying “security was 200%”.“They have seen us playing here and enjoying it here,” he added. “They will have something in their minds and they will decide (for themselves).” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Several players on both sides of ball miss Syracuse open practice Tuesday

first_img Published on April 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse opened up practice for the first time of the spring on Tuesday and the numbers on both sidelines were slim.On the defensive side, the Orange was without two major contributors in the secondary. The offense was missing a handful of promising young playmakers.Cornerbacks Wayne Morgan, Brandon Reddish and Joe Nassib, wide receiver Corey Cooper, running back Devante McFarlane and guard Seamus Shanley all missed SU’s first open practice of the spring due to a variety of injuries. Cornerback Chauncey Scissum and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley also missed time during practice due to injuries sustained during the session.“Our limbs are in pretty good shape for the most part, just banged up,” head coach Scott Shafer said.The laundry list of injuries accompanies the series of concussions that ended guard Kyle Knapp’s career earlier this spring.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe injuries in the secondary were the most glaring during practice, as Syracuse’s offense was able to score a handful of long touchdowns. Morgan watched from the sideline with a large brace on his right knee and a significant limp, but Shafer said there’s nothing structurally wrong with the knee and that it’s just a bruise. Reddish also missed the practice due to a lower-body injury.The critical injuries on the offensive side were to Cooper and McFarlane. Cooper sat out the practice due to an ankle injury, he said, but he’s hopeful that he will be able to play in the Spring Game.Shafer didn’t give specifics on the severity of McFarlane’s injury when he was asked — he said “he’s been out for a few days” — but he is optimistic that the running back will return for the end of spring practice.Neither Scissum’s injury nor Gulley’s are being viewed as significant. Shafer said Gulley, who is the top running back on the depth chart, tweaked his back and was held out for precautionary reasons. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star quarterback Rex Culpepper chooses Syracuse over national powerhouses

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star Class of 2016 quarterback Rex Culpepper out of Plant (Florida) High School has committed to Syracuse over the likes of Ohio State, Florida and Clemson, among others. The news was first reported Tuesday afternoon by Stephen Bailey of The Post-Standard and was later tweeted by his mother, Monica. Exciting day in the Culpepper house! Rex committed to #Syracuse and Judge received an offer #greattimestocome pic.twitter.com/iBDj2DfztF— MONICA CULPEPPER (@monicaculpepper) June 9, 2015Culpepper stands at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, per Scout.com, and is rated as the 74th-best quarterback in the class. Per 247 Sports, he threw for 2,016 yards and 20 touchdowns during his junior season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe is Syracuse’s first verbal commit since Robert Washington pledged to the Orange all the way back on April 25. That brings SU’s total in the current recruiting crop to four, with each being an offensive player.The Orange is expected to have six quarterbacks on the roster in 2015 – senior Terrel Hunt, sophomore Austin Wilson, sophomore AJ Long, walk-on sophomore Zack Mahoney and freshmen Eric Dungey and Kenterius Womack. Comments Published on June 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Cruise-dale

first_imgKatelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanThe Order of the Torch rides in a ’57 Ford Thunderbird in the Homecoming Parade. Floats from organizations such as the Song Girls and National Panhellenic Council traveled down Trousdale Parkway on Wednesday. The winning float is slated to be announced at the homecoming rally in the Galen Center at 7 p.m. today.last_img