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Man injured in standoff with police

September 24, 2020 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_imgJENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. — A Butlerville man has been injured after a shootout with police in Jennings County on Saturday, according to the Indiana State Police.Police say around 3:30 Saturday morning, officers responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance with shots fired at 5575 North County Road 750 East near Nebraska.After the initial altercation where at least one shot was fired, a female left the residence and went to a neighbor for assistance.When officers arrived on scene, the lone male occupant of the residence, Charles L. Mays, 25, of Butlerville, exited the house and fired at the approaching officers.Multiple officers returned fire and Mays retreated back into the residence and refused to surrender.Additional officers, including Indiana State Police Negotiators and State Emergency Response Team responded to the residence.Contact was made with Mays throughout the day, but he remained barricaded until around 7:45 PM when he exited and surrendered to the officers.Mays was immediately given medical care on the scene for injuries sustained during the incident and was then transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon for further treatment of injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.Mays is expected to be transported to the Jennings County Jail where he will face preliminary charges of attempted murder, intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness, and battery.Police are not releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting at this time.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Fair, which runs Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 19, is offering the following deals to fairgoers:Ride Safe Indiana Day Sunday, Aug. 5The first 100 motorcycles that enter Gate 6 may park on Main Street.Chevrolet Military DayMonday, Aug. 6Military personnel and their family members get in free with military ID.$2 Tuesday Presented by the Secretary of StateTuesdays, Aug. 7 and 14Attendees pay a $2 admission fee, Midway rides are $2, and concessionaires have $2 food specials.Indiana Pork Day and Farmers’ DayWednesdays, Aug. 8 and 15Attendees receive free admission when they present the ticket printed in the Indianapolis Star, and those age 55 and older ride the shuttles for free.BMV Discount DayThursday, Aug. 9Attendees pay a $6 admission fee when they present a printed voucher from myBMV.com.Hoosier Lottery DaySaturday, Aug. 11While supplies last, those 18 and older receive a free lottery ticket.First Responders DayMonday, Aug. 13Statewide firefighters, police officers and EMT personnel, along with their families, receive free admission when they present an ID or badge at the gate.AAA DayThursday, Aug. 16AAA members receive free admission when they present their card.For more information on the State Fair deals, click here.last_img read more

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. (Oct. 10) – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds chase a $2,000 top check at Jame­stown Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15 Stock Car Stampede.The Stampede is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The run­ner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 paid for third; drivers taking the main event green earn a mini­mum of $300.Heat races begin at 7 p.m. on Friday with “B” features preceding Saturday’s main event. What’s new at the 45th annual Stampede is a $500 to win, minimum $120 to start race for the top 24 Modi­fied non-qualifiers.Other non-qualifiers who finish their “B” race will be paid $50.Car and driver entry fee for the Modifieds is $90. Pit passes are $60 for Friday and Saturday or $35 for Saturday; no Friday only pit passes will be sold.Pit gates open at 10 a.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $45 for a family pass. Gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Grandstand admission is $23 for adults and $55 for a family pass.Kids ages 6-14 are $10 and five and under are free both nights. Advance tickets are available from the Cenex Convenience Store or Neighborhood Grocery.Camping is available on the fairgrounds for $25 a night. More information is posted on the www.jamestownspeedway.com website and on Facebook.Proceeds from the Driver Calcutta Auction will be split by the winning bidders, drivers in the respec­tive divisions and local charities.The Stock Car Stampede had been rescheduled from Sept. 23-24 due to inclement weather.last_img read more

Kay wins thriller, Freiburger repeats at Dubuque

September 23, 2020 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (June 25) – The Out-Pace IMCA Late Model main event was a thriller on a fast-paced night of racing Sunday at Dubuque Speedway.Dan Shelliam quickly took the lead by using the extreme high line around the track and appeared to be planning on celebrating his anniversary in victory lane, but the late race heroics by Justin Kay changed those plans.Shelliam saw his huge lead erased by a lap 17 caution. Kay and Shelliam swapped the lead on every corner the last eight circuits by using very well executed slide jobs. When the final check­ered flew it was Kay holding off Shelliam to garner the win.While the leaders were battling it out, the race for third was hotly contested as well. Jeremiah Hurst was able to cross the line in third ahead of Joel Callahan and Luke Merfeld.The Merfeld Brothers IMCA Modified feature was another great race which saw brother-in-laws Jed Freiburger and Mark Schulte race for the win. Freiburger topped the very competitive event for his second consecutive Dubuque Speedway win. Schulte took second ahead of Tyler Madigan.Tyler Soppe again flexed his muscles in the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod class. Soppe started eighth and worked his way to the front using multiple lines on the track. Soppe took the feature win by holding off a strong running Troy Bauer.The Bakey Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Car feature win went to Dustin Wilwert. Driving Jerry Miles’ no. 4 car, Wilwert out raced Brian Meier to the 12-lap victory.The final checkered flag of the night waved at 8:59 p.m.last_img read more

Clarke left frustrated by Webb

September 21, 2020 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_img And opposite number Mark Hughes conceded the Baggies were unfortunate after Charlie Adam escaped punishment for tripping the visitors’ Youssouf Mulumbu. The controversial second-half incident was one of few moments of interest in largely dull Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium. Press Association West Brom boss Steve Clarke had no doubt his side were denied a blatant penalty during their goalless draw at Stoke. Clarke said: “I think the two words for it are stonewall penalty. “How the officials have missed it is beyond belief, but sometimes you get decisions and sometimes you don’t. It is a decision that didn’t come our way.” Adam appeared to clip the heel of Mulumbu in the area 10 minutes after the break but referee Howard Webb, after looking to his assistant for help, was unmoved. Clarke said: “If he had wanted to con the referee he would have gone down on the first contact. “He managed to wriggle free of that. It is clear, whatever angle you look at it, it was a penalty. “I don’t think he meant to do it but he ran down the back of his foot. It was a clear penalty. “I don’t criticise the referee overall. You have to understand I am talking about one decision here where I find it difficult that between them they didn’t see the penalty.” The Baggies’ Stephane Sessegnon was twice denied by the excellent Asmir Begovic, including in the last minute after a mazy run through the Stoke defence when he probably should have scored. Stoke’s best chance was missed by Stephen Ireland, blazing over on the counter-attack, while quick-thinking Adam also forced Boaz Myhill to save with a spectacular effort from the halfway line. Hughes said: “We are grateful to Asmir at the end. That is an outstanding save. “Given the time of the chance, if they had scored then they would probably have taken the game away from us. “They will feel a bit aggrieved with the penalty claim they had – it looked like it was a penalty. “But we had similar complaints a couple of weeks back at Fulham. As the old adage goes, they even themselves out. Apparently.” Stoke have scored just four times in the league this season and Hughes is growing concerned, even though he remains happy with the number of chances they are creating. He said: “We are struggling for goals but that was prevalent before I came here. “It is something we are working on. In terms of chances we are still creating the same, if not more, given we are playing in a slightly different way. “It is up to us to make sure we convert the ones we get. “We had a number of chances here, a number of balls flashing across the six-yard box, just needing a touch to convert them, and Stephen Ireland had a great opportunity. “They had a number of chances in the first half when we were a little bit passive in our work but, apart from the one at the death, they didn’t create that many more.” Clarke felt it was his team that had the better opportunities. He said: “We had some terrific chances. We had three clear-cut chances, two for Stephane and one for Morgan. “With better finishing and maybe a lesser goalkeeper, on another day, we should be talking about a good victory. Instead it is a hard-earned point.” last_img read more

first_imgTHE cycling fraternity in Guyana was plunged into mourning following the death of former National cyclist Wilbert Benjamin who passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital yesterday morning.The 49-year-old Benjamin, who hails from Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice and is also a Canadian citizen, reportedly suffered head injuries in a vehicular accident sometime in August while undergoing routine fitness training on the Corentyne Highway.The late ‘fitness fanatic’, who owns Benjamin Sports, Sales & Services in Toronto and Benjamin Sports at Fyrish, was reportedly left unconscious after being hit by a hire car during one of his training sessions.According to a report, published by Guyana Cycling News, Benjamin was admitted to the Anamayah Memorial Hospital where he regained consciousness and was advised that his condition had improved.The report quoted his elder brother Gary Benjamin that after Wilbert was discharged from the hospital, he began complaining of constant headaches and a subsequent scan revealed he was suffering from internal brain damage and a cracked skull.The late Benjamin reportedly fell into a coma on Sunday and efforts were made to transfer him to  St Joseph Mercy Hospital to undergo possible surgery. When that failed, allegedly because of the absence of a surgeon, he was transferred to the Public Hospital Georgetown where died.Benjamin left Guyana in 1992 but still maintained his love for the sport which had become part and parcel of his family. His father, elder brother and uncle were all cyclists of some stature so it wasn’t by coincidence he quickly got initiated into the sport.After spending five years in Montserrat, Benjamin migrated to Toronto, Canada in 1998.During his stint at the senior level, Benjamin represented Guyana at the Pan American and Texaco Games in the early 90s.A former staunch member of the Flying Ace Cycle Club (FACC), Benjamin had been a consistent contributor, both financially and otherwise, assisting several up-and-coming young cyclists in the process and also to villagers in the community. Over the years, Benjamin has been providing uniforms to the FACC which has been in existence for more than 30 years.Benjamin told Chronicle Sport in 2016 that his aim was to assist not only cyclists and the people of Berbice but also all of Guyana, more so the persons who helped him along the way. He also wanted the young cyclists to have all the latest equipment available at reasonable cost.last_img read more

Roundup

September 17, 2020 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety daily incident log between Saturday, Feb. 11, and Monday, Feb. 13. View Roundup 2-15 in a larger mapCrimes against a personAt 11:52 p.m. on Feb. 12, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a non-USC male and a non-USC female involved in a physical altercation near 7-11 and detained them for investigation. LAPD officers responded to take over the investigation, and the male was subsequently arrested.At 6:16 p.m. on Feb. 11, a student reported that she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle near 32nd and Figueroa streets and the driver left the scene without stopping to check on her welfare. The student sustained an injury to her side, but she declined when the officers offered to request an LAFD RA unit. LAPD officers were requested and they responded to conduct a traffic investigation.Crimes Against PropertyAt 12:36 p.m. on Feb. 13, a student in University Gateway Apartments was detained by LAPD officers and subsequently transported to Harbor UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation after making threatening statements to another student.At 6:20 p.m. on Feb. 12, a suspect approached a student who was walking near 23rd and Portland streets and, as he passed by her, he grabbed her wallet from her hand.  The suspect fled on foot and disappeared from sight. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.At 7:55 a.m. on Feb. 12, DPS officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle burglary having just occurred near Alpha Delta Pi and detained two suspects as they attempted to flee on foot. The officers recovered a laptop computer that one of the suspects had abandoned on the ground and, during questioning, the suspect said he removed it from a vehicle after the second suspect smashed one of its windows. Both suspects were arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 7:38 p.m. on Feb. 12, DPS officers detained five suspects who were observed loitering near 33rd and Figueroa streets and found one of them in possession of marijuana. The suspect was arrested, cited and released by LAPD officers who responded to the scene.  The remaining suspects were questioned and released.At 4:17 P.m. on Feb. 12, DPS officers detained a juvenile who refused to comply when asked to leave campus after he was observed doing tricks on his skateboard at Charles Lee Powell Hall.  The juvenile was then transported to the DPS office and released to his mother after being advised that he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned to campus.At 8:48 a.m. on Feb. 12, DPS officers referred a student in Tuscany Apartments to counseling at Student Affairs after she informed them that she was involved in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend and fears for her safety.last_img read more

Annenberg hosts panel for State of the Union

September 17, 2020 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_imgApproximately 100 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s East Lobby Tuesday night to watch President Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union address. Those in attendance watched intently as the president offered his agenda in front of the 113th United States Congress.Panelists · (From left to right): Jack Merritt, Bill Simon, Sarah Herald and Dan Schnur speak on a panel co-moderated by Kerstyn Olson and Teddy Davis following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. – Kevin Fohrer | Daily TrojanThe president opened on a positive note and addressed a broad purview of issues, focusing on economic growth, the wage disparity and raising the minimum wage.“Upward mobility has stalled,” the president said in his address. “The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by — let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.”Other issues the president discussed included U.S. technological innovation, energy independence and immigration reform. Vice President Joe Biden, who watched stoically for most of the speech, stood to applaud when the president called for a comprehensive immigration bill.Though the lobby remained silent for most of the address, cheers erupted from both men and women in the audience when the president addressed inequality in the workplace.“It is time to do away with workplace policy that belongs in a Mad Men episode,” the president said.The president concluded honoring wounded Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, and invoking his difficult but spirited recovery as analogous to the nation’s.Following the speech, the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC held a panel featuring Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute who is currently on leave; Bill Simon, co-founder and co-chairman of William E. Simon & Sons, LLC; Sarah Herald, president of the USC College Democrats and Jack Merritt, speaker’s director of the USC College Republicans.The panel debated the merits of the speech, and whether or not it was a missed opportunity for larger agenda initiatives such as President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 State of the Union call to put U.S. astronauts on the moon.Democrats and Republicans on the panel also contested unemployment insurance in more depth.“The president and Congress don’t have a lot of middle ground on the issue,” Schnur said.Schnur continued to say that the president will not be able to reach bipartisan compromise for unemployment insurance for the remainder of his term.Students were enthusiastic to interact with the panel when questions were opened up to the floor, tackling issues from gun control to the closure of Guantánamo Bay Prison.The panel also addressed the president’s failure to mention the debt crisis in the State of the Union.“Sometimes what people don’t say is just as important as what they do say,” Simon said in response to President Obama’s silence regarding the economy.In general, students responded favorably to the Unruh panel.“I thought it was interesting that they were all on the same page, it speaks to the neutrality of the speech this year,” said Annie Wanless, a sophomore majoring in political science.Other students wished for controversy between the panel’s bipartisan members.“I came to the panel because I’m part of the College Republicans,” said Lisa Battaglia, a sophomore majoring in communication. “I like having these opportunities where I can learn from the best of the best. I thought the panelists all did really well- -— I kind of wanted more argument, though.”Still, the general consensus was that the panel capably tackled the tough issues.“They did a very good job addressing some very challenging topics that generally aren’t easy to address without substantial research and data,” said Eric Dubbury, a junior majoring in music industry.The speech itself, however, was met with slightly more hesitation.“Talk is cheap,” Dubbery said. “There is debate as to what is going to go down from the White House as compared to what was being talked about in the speech. People shouldn’t take the State of the Union as something that is set in stone.”last_img read more

Syracuse quidditch team growing by the year

September 16, 2020 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Josh Hintz sprinted down the grassy field outside of the Women’s Building. He kept an eye on his surroundings and, despite it being a practice, the head captain of the Syracuse club quidditch team ensured his team functioned as though it were a game.While the sport was only created in 2005, it has grown across the nation. Within seven years, quidditch has expanded to more than 110 teams, according to a 2012 NPR article. Though it isn’t recognized as a Division I sport, quidditch allows students to participate in an activity modeled after the Harry Potter film series.At Syracuse, the club sport was created in 2008 and has since grown in popularity. There are currently between 30 to 40 players in the program, but only 21 travel to tournaments.“(Quidditch) is really intense,” Hintz, a senior, said. “It’s a fast-paced game and is more physically draining than some sports.”Quidditch is a six-on-six match played with a deflated volleyball, called a quaffle. Each main player on the field, either a chaser or keeper, holds a broom between his or her legs while running around the field. Ten points is awarded to whichever team throws the quaffle through the opposing hoops. The game ends after the snitch, a 30-point award, is caught by a specialized player called the seeker. Then all points are tallied and the victor, decided.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring the game, players can impede the opposition using bludgers, which are dodgeballs. If a player is hit by the bludger, they must dismount off their broom and touch one of their hoops before rejoining play.Though quidditch has grown in popularity, there are struggles when it comes to recruiting new members. Benjamin Stonish, vice president of the quidditch program, has tried addressing the ongoing concern by spreading the word about the sport.Courtesy of Josh HintzHintz said the club tries to dispel its “nerdy” appearance when recruiting new possible athletes. They point toward the growth nationally and athleticism required to play the sport.Outside of recruiting new members, the team also must address the gender rule, which requires a maximum of four of the same sex on the field at once. Women make up about one-third of the team and, Hintz said, adapt to the differences in size and strength.“What happened in certain games was teams started putting out a female seeker with little practice, mostly to serve as place holder,” Hintz said, “(Then) they put another larger, more athletic male in at either the chaser or beater position to give them a different on-field advantage.”As the sport continues to grow on college campuses across the United States, Stonish’s goal is to dispel the notion that quidditch is just for Harry Potter lovers. It is a physical sport, Stonish said, that requires both athleticism and stamina.“I prepare for it both physically by training, as well as watching film and drawing up plays,” Stonish said. “I try to pull the sport away from the absurd fandom that surrounds it, while still maintaining those absurd elements that makes the sport unique.”As more teams are added, and as the annual Quidditch World Cup becomes more competitive, it flashes a larger signal to those in Syracuse.“The sport is growing,” Hintz said. “It’s exciting.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgHe told THISDAY yesterday that 21 players and accompany officials are expected to be issued visas for the trip by the Embassy of Denmark in Abuja latest on Tuesday for them to embark on the trip. The competition is due to commence on July 21, 2019.“We just can’t thank enough the Managing Director of the NDDC Professor Nelson Brambaifa for coming to our rescue. We had lost hope of making it to represent Nigeria at the Dana Cup in Denmark after all the efforts we had put in preparing the team,” stressed the former Super Eagles gaffer.Siasia believes that the tournament will be a good one to expose the talents of the young players to foreign scouts and clubs.“Dana Cup is a big tournament in Europe. It will help expose our players to foreign agents and clubs. Any of them that get signed on will in turn be an opportunity for such players to improve their life and even in future play for the senior national team,” observed the ex international.Many top players in the world gained recognitions while participating in this tournament a reason why Siasia battled to ensure he is able to secure sponsorship for the selected players.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samson Siasia Former Super Eagles Head Coach and Founder Sia-One Soccer Academy, Samson Siasia, has praised the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Professor Nelson Brambaifa for supporting his players to represent Nigeria at the Dana Cup International Football Competition in Denmark.Before the intervention of the NDDC chief executive, players of the Sia-One Academy had lost hope of making it to the tournament.Siasia has worked round the clock to prepare the strong youthful team that is capable of winning the 2019 edition of the competition in Denmark.last_img read more