IU Southeast Gun Scare Thursday; Police Find Umbrella

first_imgIU Southeast was on lockdown for an hour Thursday. (Image: WHAS/ Louisville)NEW ALBANY – The campus of Indiana University Southeast in New Albany was on lockdown Thursday after reports of a gunman. It turned out to be a false alarm.The lockdown was lifted an hour later after authorities located a suspect, believed to be armed. IU Southeast sent out this tweet to give the all clear to students:Update: All Clear. The suspect has been located and the reported weapon has been identified as an umbrella. At this time it is safe to leaveAccording to the twitter page, the campus president was “happy it was a false alarm—but also quite proud of the student who called it in.”last_img read more

NFL Integrity

first_imgI recently read an article by Norman Chad in the Indianapolis Star.  He, like a lot of us, is wondering where the NFL’s integrity lies.  As most of you know, the players in the league are allowed to participate in the fantasy games of chance.  They are allowed to bet up to $250 on any one fantasy league.Not only is this allowed, but two of the owners own stock in Draft Kings.  This is probably the most popular of these games.  As you also know, there is a serious question about Draft Kings integrity itself.  Employees of these companies are able to play the competition’s version.  How can this action not raise questions on to how these bets are made and how a certain player may play the next game.  For doing this in baseball, Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life.  How is this any different?  Again, NFL owners and the League are interested in only one thing–how much money can we make?last_img read more

Sr. Francis Ann Lewis O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Francis Ann Lewis, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the convent. Born Dorothy Ann Lewis on May 31, 1925 in Terre Haute, IN, she is the daughter of Mary (Nee: Farrell) and George Lewis, the fifth of ten children.Sr. Francis Ann attended school in Terre Haute and never heard of the Oldenburg Franciscans until a visiting priest mentioned the order.  Her mother always prayed that one of her children would enter religious life and with the help of a priest, she was put in contact with two sisters from the convent and chose to enter the convent August 12, 1943.She taught young students in Richmond, Indianapolis, Batesville, Osgood and Oldenburg, Indiana as well as Dayton, Hamilton and Cincinnati, Ohio before returning to assist at the Motherhouse in 1986.In an interview, Sr. Francis Ann revealed, “My soul rejoices in my God!  My heart sings out in grateful praise as I count the many blessings I have received throughout my years as a Franciscan.  Even before I entered, when I didn’t know how to find a way to follow my call, God saw fit to send Fr. Francis Gary, O.F.M., to be my guide to this community.  Once here, I felt gifted by a whole canonical year in which to deepen my relationship with God.  God stayed with me as I began my ministry as I met my first class of second graders.  One little boy raised his hand and said, ‘That boy said you’re an old battle axe!’ And I was all of 22!  Yes, I needed the gift of patience and a sense of humor.”  She concluded, “My treasure is the prayer I say while putting on my crucifix:  May the cross of Jesus Christ be my secure protection against the assaults of the enemy and a power in the Communion of Saints.”Sr. Francis Ann is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Rosemary Witt, Frances Hall, Margaret Lewis, Ann Lewis and brothers Joseph, John, Thomas, Richard and Joseph Lewis.  Visitation is Friday, August 16th from 1 – 3 p.m. in the convent chapel. Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Hans Gruenbauer officiating and burial in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Rodgers would prefer impact signing

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists any January signing has to be able to make an immediate impact and he is not interested in “squad players”. “It is one where the agent of the player and the clubs were talking but if the deal can’t be done, the deal can’t be done. “He’s a boy that is a talent. He is 21 years of age and people saw his qualities in the games against Chelsea and Tottenham in Europe. “But you need to have that list (of targets) because if it doesn’t work out then you are hoping there are one or two others.” Illness and injury meant the Reds manager had a training group numbering just 15 this week but that will not force his hand in the transfer market. Rodgers holds out a forlorn hope primary target Mohamed Salah’s move to Chelsea may still collapse but that seems unlikely with the Stamford Bridge club announcing on Thursday a deal had been agreed subject to personal terms and a medical. Considering the Londoners substantially outbid Liverpool for the Egypt international and can offer a significantly better financial package, it appears only a matter of time until the transfer is confirmed. That would leave Rodgers looking for other options, but with a week left of the transfer window it is more than probable there will be no new arrivals. “I know the club has been working very hard to get players in. I’ll leave that to them and see how they get on,” he told talkSPORT. “January is a very difficult market. It is hard to bring in players that can improve the team, especially in this window. “This is a brilliant club and we try to get players in for the now, we need players who can come in now and help us. “I’d rather wait and look at our young players than bring in one or two squad players.” On Salah, Rodgers added: “I’m not sure whether that deal (to Chelsea) is definitely done yet or not. “The young guy is a good player. We have tracked him for a number of months, the club has been watching him and I have been to watch him. Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Green flag nears at empty Indianapolis 500

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Green flag nears at empty Indianapolis 500 August 23, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:___The countdown is on to the start of the Indy 500, which was delayed from its traditional date in May because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be run without fans for the first time in its 104 editions. New track owner Roger Penske, whose team has four cars in the field, and IndyCar executives have tried to create an entertaining prerace show for broadcaster NBC. But the build up to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is still somewhat eerie without the 250,000-plus fans who typically show up inside the Brickyard.Driver introductions took place with the voice of the public address announcer echoing off the empty stands. There also will be no military parade or balloon release, two staples of race day. But there will be Jim Cornelison singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the Air Force’s famed Thunderbirds performing a flyover.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

6 memorable moments from the Scott Shafer era

first_imgScott Shafer was fired Monday as Syracuse’s head coach. He’ll coach his final game for the Orange on Saturday against Boston College. Shafer’s three seasons at the helm were marked with early success and plenty of potential, but his final two seasons on the job have been a struggle. With one game remaining, Shafer has a 13-23 record as Syracuse’s head coach.Here’s a look at some of the key moments of the Scott Shafer era.Jan. 9, 2013: Scott Shafer is officially hired as Syracuse’s head coach, replacing Doug Marrone, who left abruptly to become the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Shafer brought a sense of excitement to the program at his introductory press conference despite having to replace nearly the entire coaching staff.Dec. 27, 2013: Syracuse wins the Texas Bowl, capping off a 7-6 season to start Shafer’s time at Syracuse. The Orange defeated Minnesota 21-17 for Syracuse’s third bowl win in four years.Oct. 4, 2014: Shafer promotes Tim Lester to offensive coordinator after demoting George McDonald. The move came after Syracuse had scored 20 or more points just twice in its first five games. McDonald said he wouldn’t have taken the offensive coordinator job at SU if he had known he’d be relieved of his duties so soon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNov. 8, 2014: Following a 17-point loss to Duke that eliminated the Orange from bowl contention, Shafer had another impassioned press conference. This time, the coach left the podium chipped after he was asked if the season was a disappointment. Shafer smashed the podium with his fist, saying the goal coming into the season was to win eight games.Sept. 26, 2015: Syracuse loses by 10 points to then-No. 8 LSU. Excitement for the season was arguably at its peak after the Orange started the season 3-0, and followed it with an impressive performance against the Tigers despite playing with a walk-on quarterback.Nov. 7, 2015: Syracuse loses to Lousiville on the road in a blowout, but the bigger story is the health of freshman quarterback Eric Dungey. He was knocked out of the game with a head injury while playing down 31 points with about four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Asked after the game why he left Dungey in, Shafer said he wanted to go for the comeback. Dungey had previously missed time in the season, and has taken multiple hits to the head since then.Nov. 21, 2015: In what turns out to be his penultimate game as head coach, Shafer and Syracuse lose 42-29 at N.C. State. The loss is the eighth in a row for the Orange on the year, and tempers boil over during the game. Shafer was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for the second game in a row, wide receiver Steve Ishmael was ejected for a pair of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and wide receiver Brisly Estime was ejected for fighting. Comments Related Stories Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer fired, will coach final game vs. Boston CollegePoll: Should Syracuse have fired Scott Shafer? Published on November 23, 2015 at 11:23 am Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

No new betting tax charges for Ireland’s 2018 Budget

first_img The Irish government will not raise taxes on betting for its 2018 budget, as the Finance Ministry took note of industry submissions warning the Oireachtas of potential job losses should new charges be implemented.Irish news sources report that the Department of Finance had been reviewing three industry options, with a view to raising circa €50 million from bookmakers or betting consumers.Paschal Donohoe, Ireland’s Minister of Finance will maintain the current 1% tax rate but detailed that betting charges would be reviewed again for the 2019 budget.“The minister received a number of submissions for possible inclusion in Budget 2018. He took the decision that any potential actions on foot of the Betting Tax Review should be considered as part of Budget 2019.” Detailed a Department of Finance industry statement.The Irish finance minister detailed that he had received a total of thirteen industry submissions, detailing ‘particularly stark’ job losses for individuals and smaller independent bookmakers.Furthermore, Donohoe and the Department of Finance noted that a punter tax charges would be hard to implement, and may lead to consumers wagering with unlicensed betting operators. Share Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Related Articles Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020last_img read more

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts suspended one game for Friday incident

first_imgSAN DIEGO >> Dave Roberts was able to choose his own wine Saturday night.The Dodgers manager was suspended one game for his role in Friday night’s benches-clearing incident. Roberts charged San Diego Padres manager Andy Green during a meeting with plate umpire Greg Gibson between the first and second innings. Green triggered Roberts’ reaction when he made comments about Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood. Wood set the whole thing in motion during the first inning when, according to Gibson, Wood threatened to hit Padres baserunner Jose Pirela with a pitch if he continued signaling from second base to the Padres batter.Roberts, Green and Wood were each fined an undisclosed amount.Roberts served the suspension Saturday night with Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren filling in as interim manager. Roberts was not allowed to be in the stadium for the game so he went through the pre-game workout with the team, threw a round of batting practice then headed to his home in the San Diego area, about 25 minutes from Petco Park. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Though he asked and answered the questions with a smile, Roberts left a clear impression that he feels no obligation to reach out to Green to smooth things over after Friday’s scuffle.“Did I talk to him (since Friday’s game)? No,” Roberts said. “Did I find him? No. Did I look for him? No.”Neither Roberts nor Green were willing to specify what Green said to anger Roberts Friday. Roberts only said Green was “talking about one of my players (Wood) in a very derogatory way” and “that’s unacceptable.”The consensus in the Dodgers’ clubhouse was clear, though.“Doc is the nicest guy in the world,” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said of Roberts. “To get him going like that, you’ve gotta say something pretty slick, pretty bad about his team.”center_img The Dodgers closer was in the clubhouse when the fireworks broke out Friday. His first reaction – send a clubhouse attendant to a nearby store to buy Roberts a bottle of wine. Jansen delivered the Knights Valley offering to Roberts (who co-owns his own wine label ‘Red Stitch’) in the manager’s office during the second inning.“He’s always got our backs so I wanted him to know we have his back,” Jansen said. “I knew he was going to feel awkward watching the rest of the game in his office. So I thought, let me do something for my manager.”Barnes stormBackup catcher Austin Barnes was back in the starting lineup Saturday a night after hitting two home runs and driving in seven runs. It was his 23rd start of the season – but his third in the past four days and fourth in the past seven.“Austin is playing well and we are seeing some lefties,” Roberts said, adding that the additional playing time was about a desire “to put him in good spots and keep Yazzie (Yasmani Grandal) fresh” not any change in the two roles.“Yazzie is our No. 1 catcher,” Roberts said. “He’s going to get over 500 at-bats this year which is a good load. Right now, it just more continuing to give Austin the opportunities he deserves.”Over his 11 games before Saturday, Barnes was 9 for 28 (.321) with an 1.100 OPS.“There’s definitely something to be said for getting in there more and getting consistent at-bats,” Barnes said. “Last year, going up and down (between Triple-A and the majors), you make those games bigger than they are.”Roberts agreed the consistency of Barnes’ role has been good for the young catcher.“Knowing that he’s going to stick, things have slowed down for him,” Roberts said. “The quality of at-bats has been so good, the defense, on the bases — he’s coming into his own. There’s an exhale and every at-bat he has seems to be a quality at-bat.”AlsoWhen the Dodgers clubhouse opened to the media Saturday afternoon, there was a note taped to the chair in front of Cody Bellinger’s locker that said, “Same answer as yesterday (Derby).” The note (which might or might not have been written by Bellinger or a veteran teammate) referred to Bellinger’s pending decision on participating in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star Game festivities in Miami. Bellinger has been invited but will only participate if his father, Clay, is able to get time off work and pitch to him in the Derby.Infielder Mike Freeman was sent back to Triple-A Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon and right-hander Josh Fields was recalled from OKC. Fields made three appearances with the OKC Dodgers during his demotion. He pitched three scoreless innings, allowed one hit, walked none and struck out three.last_img read more

Emir Spahić in Turkish Besiktas soon?

first_imgEmir Spahić, the representative in the national team of BiH, was recently fired by German HSV-in and is now looking for new club.HSV was the 11th club in Spahic’s rich career, and a Turkish giant Besiktas could be the 12th destination for Emir Spahic. Spahic is 36 years old, but still offers a fantastic game and many European clubs are interested in him.The former captain of the national team of BiH is now the target of the Turkish Besiktas. The team from Istanbul is currently second in the Turkish Super League and will play in the Europa League against Israeli Hapoel.(Source: radiosarajevo)last_img read more

Middletown Officials Travel To Meet Residents On Their Own Turf

first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaMIDDLETOWN – Jay Ahl, 57, of Leonardo thinks the township needs a streetlight near his house, to make it safer for pedestrians because of fast-moving traffic heading down Highland Avenue.On Thursday, Feb. 25 he got to present his idea directly to a township deputy police chief, at the first Neighborhood “Spotlight on Leonardo” session, held at the Middletown Senior Center.He was one of 25 residents of Leonardo who came to talk about local concerns with township government representatives, for a two-hour session.“We have so many different sections, we were trying to shed light on neighborhoods,” said Township Committeewoman Stephanie Murray. “We’re really one big Middletown. It’s always been a challenge.”Neighborhood Spotlight is part of the township’s Community Identity Campaign, a series of events to solidify the 42-square-mile township and its 67,000 people, as well as celebrate its diversity. “People don’t always realize they live in Middletown,” she said.Last year, Neighborhood Spotlights were held in North Middletown, Belford, Navesink, New Monmouth and Middletown village sections. Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger described attendance as having been “hit and miss.” In Leonardo, citizens turned out to the center at Croydon Hall to chat with representatives in Administration, Public Works, Planning, Animal Control, Health, Recreation and Code Enforcement departments.“This is a success,” said the mayor, who acknowledged not everyone can get to a township meeting, or feels comfortable speaking in that public setting. The casual setting of a Neighborhood Spotlight is conducive to good conversation. “A lot of times, you hear about an issue for the first time,” Scharfenberger said.Various Middletown Township officials attended the Neighborhood Spotlight in Leonardo.Cynthia Bianchi, secretary of the Leonardo Citizens Committee, came to the event. She said she had nothing specific to discuss. Rather, she said, she was there more to listen.“We come to everything,” said Bianchi, who is 70 years old. “That’s why we are the Leonardo Citizens Committee. We let the people of Leonardo know what’s going on. And we let the township know what our concerns are.”Bianchi questioned the time of the session, 4 to 6 p.m.“It’s a funny hour,” said Bianchi, with many people working at that time. “Four o’clock makes it difficult for most people.”The township has juggled the times between late afternoon and night for the Neighborhood Spotlights, which began last year. Scharfenberger figured 4 p.m. would be good for seniors.Also, Scharfenberger said he has office hours from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Hall on the first and third Saturdays of the month to meet with residents.One woman talked to Deputy Police Chief Robert W. Stefanski about suspected drug activity at a residence. The police officer advised her to call police the next time she saw something suspicious. “That’s how we get a lot of things started – a citizen tip,” Stefanski said.Another resident had a question about electricity service. That would be a utility – not a township issue – said Cindy Herrschaft, township public information officer. Part of the Neighborhood Spotlight effort is connecting people “to the right services or programs, whether it be our own departments or an outside agency,” she said.As for the resident who suggested a streetlight to make it safer for drivers, Deputy Police Chief Stephen F. Dollinger said he would follow up on the matter with the police Traffic Bureau to see if a streetlight should be recommended to the utility company.Ahl said he was grateful to speak about his concerns. “I don’t think Leonardo gets a lot of attention,” he said.last_img read more