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first_imgRobert Elmer “E.J.” Johnson 79, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 in Edgewood, Kentucky.He was born June 3, 1940 in Casey County, Kentucky, son of the late Grady Johnson and Maudie (Rodgers) Johnson.He worked as a Lineman for Public Service Indiana,and also for Town & Country Real Estate.Robert is survived by his loving spouse of almost 26 years, Harriett (Fehling) Johnson, children, Troy (Lisa) Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Julie (Eddie) Farley, TJ (Carina) Lewis, Angie (John) Carr, Marc (Angie) Lewis; siblings, Eldridge Johnson, Velma Mockbee, and Violet; grandchildren, Drew & Bret Lewis, John Pierre, Eva Carr, Hayley, Maycey & Brock Lewis, Kyle Ryan & Danny Steinman.He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Shane Johnson, and grandson, Cory Nolan Lewis.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Cory Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund (Checks should be made to the Dearborn Community Foundation) or Delaware UMC-Feed the Lambs (in Cory’s name). 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

first_img Press Association Tommy Bowe has urged Joe Schmidt’s Ireland to write their names in the Lansdowne Road history books by defeating New Zealand for the first time. “We know what a great opportunity we have in front of us. When you get that, it’s a great chance to make history,” Bowe said. “To beat the All Blacks this weekend, we know we’ll have to take the game to them, finish those chances that we create. “For us not to score a try against Australia, we’re very disappointed with that. With the players we’ve got, we know we can score tries.” Brian O’Driscoll and Jonathan Sexton missed training on Wednesday but Ireland remain hopeful they will be passed fit to face New Zealand. O’Driscoll and Sexton are struggling with respective calf and hamstring problems and are rated doubtful for Sunday’s Dublin showdown. However, there was more promising news over the availability of full-back Rob Kearney, who was able to train on Wednesday as he continues his rehabilitation from a rib problem. center_img The All Blacks have won all but one of the 27 meetings between the nations – the exception a 10-10 draw in Dublin in 1973 – and are overwhelming favourites to claim Ireland as their 14th victim of the year. Sunday’s clash at the Aviva Stadium concludes this autumn’s Guinness Series and Schmidt’s side are determined to atone for their 32-15 defeat by Australia last weekend. last_img read more

first_imgIf you have any information about her whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Miami Police department at 305-603-6300 or 305-579-6111. Authorities in Miami are currently searching for a missing 11-year-old girl.Jayla Jones was last seen Monday morning in the area of 177 NE 67th street.It was reported that she was last seen wearing a pink shirt and blue pants.We need your assistance in locating 11 year old, Jayla Jones. She was reported missing today 8/10/20, from 177 NE 67 St. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and blue shorts. If you know her whereabouts, please call 305-603-6300 or 305-579-6111.— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 10, 2020last_img

first_imghighlights Atletico Madrid are two points behind Barcelona in La Liga.Griezmann has scored in his previous eight games.Getafe have lost only once in their last 12 games. It is no coincidence that Griezmann’s surge has coincided with a consistent run for Atletico, which looks timely too, with Real Madrid in La Liga and Juventus in the Champions League both to come at the start of next month. ‘Some discomfort’         Simeone will hope the thigh strain that forced his captain Diego Godin off at the interval is not serious. Atletico described the substitution as a “precaution”. “He left with some discomfort,” Simeone said afterwards. “Let’s hope it’s nothing.”  Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde had said earlier on Saturday that he considers Atletico the greatest threat to their title hopes from the Spanish capital and it is hard to argue given Simeone’s side are now just two points behind, eight closer than Real Madrid.           Sevilla jumped above Real into third after earlier thrashing Levante 5-0, with all of their goals coming in the second half. Valencia move up to seventh after continuing their revival by beating Villarreal. Barca and Real both have games in hand to come on Sunday, however, the former away to Girona and the latter up against Espanyol.          Atletico will watch on happy after Griezmann’s shot in the 27th minute was too quick for Getafe goalkeeper David Soria. The excellent Thomas Partey had battled through midfield before teeing up his team-mate on the edge of the area.     Thomas was key again to the second, his lofted pass out wide allowing Lucas Hernandez to volley first-time into the six-yard box, where Nikola Kalinic should have finished. His effort was parried out and Saul slid in the rebound.       Getafe’s frustration built and boiled over at the end as Dakonam was shown a second yellow card in the 88th minute for a rash challenge on Thomas Lemar and then Cabrera followed him three minutes later for applauding the referee. It was a feisty end to a comfortable Atletico win. Madrid: Antoine Griezmann struck again as Atletico Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga by beating in-form Getafe 2-0.  Griezmann now has eight goals in as many games, his latest helping Atletico register their sixth win in seven league matches. The only dropped points came in a respectable draw away to Sevilla. Saul Niguez tapped in a second before half-time at the Wanda Metropolitano to complete an impressively smooth victory over a Getafe side that had lost only once, to Barcelona, in 12 outings. Renowned for their tenacity, Getafe strayed in the final minutes, when Djene Dakonam and Leandro Cabrera were both sent off. “From the beginning of January the team has been playing well,” coach Diego Simeone said Saturday. “We have injuries and I’m excited to think what we can do when they’re all fit again. We were not good,” Getafe coach Jose Bordalas said. “I didn’t like my team, we weren’t like us.”      Griezmann could have been playing for Barca had his decision been different last summer but instead he is fast-becoming the sharpest thorn in their side, driving Atletico almost single-handedly at times to a sustained title challenge. Alvaro Morata could yet join this month, even if reports in the Spanish press have suggested a deal with Chelsea is proving difficult to close. But with Griezmann in this sort of form and Diego Costa expected back next month, perhaps Atleti are less in need, with some fans even appearing to chant against Morata’s arrival, although they were quickly drowned out by boos.    “The opinion is respectable, people can say what they want,” Simeone said. “I look for players that serve the club and the team.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgKOLKOTA – Australia’s David Warner smashed 85 from 53 balls on his Indian Premier League(IPL) comeback Sunday but his knock went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Kolkata Knight Riders.Warner, who along with compatriot Steve Smith returns to the Twenty20 tournament after missing the previous edition due to a ball-tampering controversy, steered Sunrisers to 181 for three after being put into bat.His efforts though were not enough, with Andre Russell hitting an unbeaten 49 off 19 balls as the Knight Riders won by six wickets with two balls to spare at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.A pause for a floodlight failure in the 16th over re-charged Knight Riders’ chase as Russell put together an unbeaten 65-run stand with Shubman Gill, who hit 18 runs including the winning six.Russell struck four fours and four sixesEarlier Warner stood out during a 118-run opening stand with England’s Jonny Bairstow, who made 39, to lay the platform for their big total.“It is good to get out there and contribute. It looked a nice wicket to bat on but it slowed down a bit which made us reassess after six overs,” Warner said after his knock.The Australian admitted some anxiety before his big return to IPL — and an unusual solution.“I was a bit nervous in the dressing room and kept drinking pickle juice,” he said.Opener Warner survived a reprieve on 38 after Knight Riders captain and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik dropped him off left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav.Warner, who captained Sunrisers to their only IPL title in 2016, made the most of the spill and raced to his 37th IPL fifty with a six off Russell to signal his aggressive intent.Bairstow was bowled by leg-spinner Piyush Chawla but Warner took the attack to the opposition, hitting nine fours and three sixes during his blitz.Warner, who recently recovered from an elbow injury he picked in the Bangladesh Premier League, finally fell to Russell after driving the ball to cover.Warner said his elbow “wasn’t all too bad” after doing a lot of work with his trainer back home.Year-long bans from state and international cricket for Warner and Smith end on March 28 but the duo are keen to get among the runs in the IPL, ahead of the 50-over World Cup starting in May.The suspension did not include club games but IPL’s governing council decided not to allow the disgraced duo in the 11th edition of the T20 league last year in a bid to avoid controversy.The pair were banned for cheating in a Cape Town Test in March last year along with teammate Cameron Bancroft, whose nine-month ban has already finished.Smith is expected to appear for his team Rajasthan Royals in their opening match against Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur today (AFP).last_img read more

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photoWhile Sunday will mark the final regular season game ever for UW women’s basketball senior Annie Nelson, she isn’t too concerned about the outcome.There’s no questioning her desire to end her four-year career with a victory, but sometimes there are simply more important things in life.For instance, there are the friendships and connections she has made over her time here at Wisconsin, particularly with her fellow senior teammate and roommate Jordan Wilson.”Jordan’s a great person,” Nelson said. “It’s just been amazing, and it’s a lifelong friendship. [The two of us] are living together again next year, and then we’ll probably go our separate ways with our jobs and things like that, but it’s a friend I’ll have for the rest of my life.”Of course, Nelson wants to win just like any other competitive basketball player, but she has taken to the recent advice of a former teammate in enjoying her final few moments on the team.”Emily Ashbaugh just wrote me an e-mail a couple days ago about how she really cannot remember the wins and losses,” Nelson said. “She really can’t remember her records ever in her four years here, but she still [keeps in] contact with every single player she has ever played with, and that has meant the most to her. So I definitely take my friendship with Ebba (Gebisa) and Steph (Rich) with me as I leave and then everyone else still here, too.”Though Nelson has experienced some difficult seasons over the years record-wise, this season in particular has been her most frustrating.Nelson missed extensive time since New Years following a shoulder injury, and has had to adjust to a different role by sitting on the bench.”It’s just been hard because I’ve worked so hard after my sophomore year to get where I am right now,” Nelson said. “No athlete likes to be injured, so it’s just been really frustrating for me, but now it has actually alleviated a little bit since we’ve been winning a little bit more.”While Nelson is healthy once again and available to play, she hasn’t received the same minutes she was getting earlier in the year, as some of the younger players like sophomore Danielle Ward have stepped up in her absence.But that hasn’t bothered her one bit.”I’ve just been trying to be a vocal leader on the sidelines,” Nelson said. “It is hard being on the sidelines, but I just try to encourage everybody when they come off the floor and keep everyone together during the timeouts and huddles and stuff like that. [During] practice, I just try giving my advice to the underclassmen as much as possible.”And the underclassmen have greatly appreciated her advice.”I learned so much from Annie,” Ward said. “When I came in, [she] quickly took me under her wing. I learned to always work hard, never give up, and never settle for anything less than your best.”Annie really showed [how] to persevere through her injuries, I learned so much emotionally from her.”Despite her woes this season, the way the Badgers have been playing as of late is exactly the way Nelson would like to end her career.”It’s been a great way to end my season here, especially three home games right away.”Nelson said the home games are exceptionally special and possibly what she will miss the most.”It’ll be the last time I will be able to play in front of 7,000 plus people twice a week,” she said. “The competitive edge of Division-I is insane, and I’m so lucky to be in the Big Ten in such a competitive conference.”I mean, yeah, I can play intramural basketball and stuff like that, but that’s not in front such a large crowd, so I think that’s what I’m going to miss the most.”While Senior Day is typically an emotional one for those graduating, Nelson insists it has yet to even cross her mind — though she has reminisced of all the great times she has had here at the Kohl Center.”I haven’t even thought about it because it doesn’t even seem like it’s going to happen yet,” Nelson said. “Every year I’ve had to say goodbye to senior classes and I just keep telling myself that’s never going to happen, I’m always going to be a basketball player.”I really can’t imagine what it’s going to be like,” she added. “I think just the emotion of it — having it be the last time I play on the Kohl Center floor is just going to be really overwhelming for me. I’ve played on this floor since I was a senior in high school, so it should be pretty emotional.”last_img read more

first_img“[Having] everybody talk about what they’ve been doing … until now and see it all in one place and you’re really struck by how much everybody has accomplished this year, the student groups in particular,” Dux said. “It’s phenomenal.” As USC continues to adjust to the economic impacts stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, it has adjusted or paused some sustainability initiatives. Students, faculty and staff acknowledged the halt in progress along with the survival of environmentally friendly initiatives at Wednesday’s Spring Sustainability Forum hosted virtually as part of the USC Office of Sustainability’s Earth Day celebration. The divestment campaign started by the Environmental Student Assembly, Environmental Core and Undergraduate and Graduate Student governments through their Divest SC rally in January is currently on hold. However, ESA co-director Nathaniel Hyman told the Daily Trojan the campaign will continue once students return to campus.  In an opening speech, President Carol Folt said that although the outbreak has caused unprecedented challenges, she commended the collaborative nature of many USC students and groups as they continue to strive for sustainable change and push for new environmentally friendly initiatives on campus, such as the approval of Meatless Mondays to dining halls.  “My fear is that it will probably set back some sustainability initiatives, but I do continue to believe that the situation will get better, and we will still have sustainability at the forefront of our thinking when we are going into the next few years,” Fritz said.  In an interview with the Daily Trojan, USG President Truman Fritz said with the economic impacts the coronavirus will potentially make on the University, he is concerned USG may slow down ongoing environmental initiatives.  “[Project Wren] is going to focus on building more tools that help improve accessibility for [customers], providing the tools and resources [and] expanding our offering, so non-paying customers have their own profile pages, more social elements of Wren,” Stanfield told the Daily Trojan. “This is all stuff we were already planning on doing, but COVID has accelerated the rate at which we’re actually pushing out those features.” The Sustainability 2020 Plan has met most of its goals, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on campus by 33% and a decrease in the number of single-occupancy vehicles traveling around campus, with carpools increasing from 6-10%.  “It’s about making ourselves leaders or leading for the things we believe in, in sustainability and climate change,” Folt said. “Every single part of the institution has people in it who have wanted to be a part of [sustainability change] and already have been so instrumental in pushing things faster just in eight months than we might have believed possible.” Although these and other sustainability projects are on hold, some initiatives have continued to make progress.  Student innovators have also been affected by the spread of the coronavirus, including the creators of sustainability-focused companies Infinity Boxx, Cirqular and Project Wren. Ben Stanfield, 2019 alumnus and co-founder of Project Wren, a startup aimed at offsetting customers’ carbon footprint, said that although the business has seen slower traffic on its website, his team has moved to provide helpful resources for customers during the pandemic. center_img “We’re gonna eventually recover from this and we’re going to decide, ‘Where do we invest our endowments?’ and I hope ESA is there to say that it better not be in fossil fuels,” Hyman said. “If you unload assets at the moment, that can hurt pensions, that could hurt our financial aid and we’re not trying to punish students or workers to achieve that at a time where the damage we’d be doing wouldn’t compare to what’s happening through [this] financial crisis.” The Divest SC campaign, an initiative implemented in January to urge USC administration to divest from the fossil fuel industry, is currently on pause as the University adjusts to the economic impacts created by the coronavirus crisis. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) The 2019-20 academic year was filled with numerous environmental accomplishments, Office of Sustainability Associate Director Ellen Dux said. However, attendees noted the reality that many initiatives, including the Divest SC campaign and the Sustainability 2028 Plan, have had to halt as USCshifts gears to address coronavirus impacts, including switching to virtual learning and allocating funds for students and community members in need.  The Sustainability 2028 Plan has also been placed on hold. With planning starting last July, the committee looked to present its Sustainability 2028 Plan proposal to senior management in April. Even with the spread of the coronavirus placing the plan six weeks behind schedule, Dux said the committee is looking to continue where they left off in a meeting with the chief financial officer May 1. They will continue to discuss costs of future initiatives, including transitioning to a zero waste campus by 2022. The Presidential Sustainability Working Group and USG have also helped implement new general education sustainability courses for Spring 2021 and have recommended to senior administrators to hire a chief sustainability officer who will directly advise the President in decisions regarding sustainability.  Since late January, students have been working with USC administrators to discourage investment of $277 million in the fossil fuel industry from the University’s $5.5 billion endowment, with a goal to shift the endowment to reinvestment in renewable energies. The Sustainability 2028 Plan looked to continue many of its 2020 Plan initiatives and also includes aggressive sustainability goals, including achieving a carbon neutral campus by 2028 and a zero waste campus by 2022. With the University’s focus on responding to coronavirus impacts on campus, meetings regarding these initiatives have stopped for the time being.  “We don’t have an expectation that sustainability is off the table; we do understand that our timeline has shifted but it’s still a priority, it’s still a focus,” Dux told attendees. “We’re still planning on having a plan launching in January and we will keep everybody up to speed as we get more clarity — when people can sort of take a focus back off of emergency and back into next-to-normal and what that’s going to look like.”  Despite challenges faced by the pandemic, Dux said projects reported by speakers during the virtual celebration show the achievements in sustainability that groups have made on campus in an interview with the Daily Trojan. Meatless Mondays, spearheaded by ESA’s director of advocacy Ben Cho, was also approved by USC Residential Dining in April and will begin in the fall. last_img read more

first_imgLiam Cahill’s side open their Munster Championship campaign on Saturday with a play-off game against Waterford.If they win Tipp will go on to play Clare early next month.Liam says choosing who gets to wear the blue and gold is largely determined by how players do when competing in club competitions…last_img

first_imgOn the huge security presence, the LMC official said it is geared towards providing safe football experience for the fans, players and officials.“In a gathering of over 20,000 persons, you cannot take chances and apart from the technical objective of providing our clubs the platform to prepare for their continental outings, it is also important that we create a secured atmosphere for fans to enjoy the games, family outings and friendly interaction”, Abubakar further stated.Dr. Emeruwa said he has received huge cooperation from heads of the security aencies and commended the officers and men deployed on Match Day 1, saying, “they exhibited high professionalism in their handling of the fans. We had very friendly officers who were very civil in their management of the fans on the first day. We look forward to even better days ahead in terms of security as we expect more fans to show up”.FC IfeanyiUbah lost 2-1 to Wikki Tourists in the opening match while league champions, Rangers defeated Rivers United 2-0 in the second fixture of the opening day. The matches continue on Friday with Rangers and Wikki Tourists squaring up in a match that will determine who goes three points clear with a win. Rivers United and IfeanyiUbah will seek to secure their first win.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A massive security operations involving over 300 operatives from the nation’s security agencies has be marshalled by the League Management Company (LMC), the Enugu State Football Association (ESFA) for the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.Figures made available by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in-house FIFA Security officer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa showed that the inter-security agency contingent comprised of operatives of Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Police, Nigeria Civil Defence Security Corps (NCDSC), The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Stadium Stewards.“We want to ensure ease of access to the match venue while not inconveniencing other residents of Enugu, hence we are working with the FRSC”, explained Salihu Abubakar, the LMC Chief Operating Officer.last_img read more

first_imgArsene Wenger says Arsenal have “taken the time to grieve” after their League Cup pummelling by Manchester City and are ready to face the pressure of a Europa League quarterfinal against CSKA Moscow.The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League, a huge 13 points off fourth-placed arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.Only the top four sides in the Premier League qualify for the Champions League, which means Arsenal’s only realistic route back into European club football’s elite competition is by winning the second-string Europa League. It is also the only trophy they can lift this season. Thursday sees the north London giants host CSKA in the first leg of their last-eight clash.Veteran Arsenal manager Wenger, speaking to reporters at the club’s London Colney training ground, is well aware of what is at stake.“There is some extra pressure on us to do extremely well in this competition,” he said. “That’s part of being where we are. I must say we have to see it in a way that it’s an opportunity we want to take.”Arsenal have won their past four games since the disappointment of two 3-0 defeats by English champions-elect Manchester City in the League Cup final and the league followed by a shock 2-1 league loss to Brighton.“We were very disappointed with our results against City,” said Wenger. “It takes time to grieve and to recover. But because the mentality in the team is very good, strong and healthy we’re recovered.“I think always you judge a team by the way they come out of a crisis. On that front I believe that is very positive on our side.”Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 but has yet to win any European silverware with the club, although they were beaten on penalties in the 2000 Uefa Cup final, the forerunner of the Europa League, and lost to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final.Wenger has a fully fit squad, with France international Alexandre Lacazette available following knee surgery.Lacazette came off the bench to score in last weekend’s win over Stoke and could enter the fray straight from the kick-off.“Lacazette is ready to start, yes,” said Wenger. “I have not decided if he will start or not yet, but he’s available and ready to start.”Wenger refused to reveal whether he would keep faith with David Ospina, who has been Arsenal’s first-choice Europa League goalkeeper, or go with Petr Cech, fit again following a minor groin problem.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more