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Sep
23

Woman airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle accident

first_imgSuthard was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana for treatment of serious injuries.  Suthard’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.  Brutus was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, Indiana for treatment of minor injuries.The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors. Traffic on US 50 was affected for 3 hours due to clean up and investigation. North Vernon, IN—Friday afternoon, the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 50 at Deer Creek Road (County Road 75 East) in Jennings County.  The initial investigation indicated that a silver 2013 Ford passenger vehicle being driven by Samantha Suthard, 20, North Vernon, was traveling northbound on Deer Creek Road at US 50.  Suthard pulled onto US 50 into the path of a westbound Freightliner pulling a box trailer, being driven by Enel Brutus, 42, Jacksonville, Florida.The front of Suthard’s vehicle collided with the passenger side of Brutus’ vehicle.  Suthard’s vehicle came to stop in the middle of the intersection.  Brutus’ vehicle continued westbound before leaving the south side of the road and coming to rest. last_img read more

Sep
21

Lampard up for the cups

first_imgFrank Lampard hopes to finish what could be his final season at Chelsea with some silverware. There have been contradictory reports over whether Blues owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to offer Lampard a new contract to extend his 12-year stay beyond the end of the season. Whether he stays or goes, Lampard has continued to perform, with a goal in each of his last four games to move within four of the club’s goalscoring record. Lampard is happy to continue playing twice a week, because it means Chelsea are in contention for silverware, and he believes regular action has resulted in his rich vein of form. “It’s not rocket science: the more you play you get sharper and you get match fit,” Lampard added. “You have to have an eye on the squad – it is a long season – so I’m not expecting, or asking, to play every single game. “(But) it seems to me recently I’ve been able to play every three or four days, I’ve enjoyed it.” Press Associationcenter_img The Blues face an important week in their hunt for a trophy this term, with Thursday’s first leg of the Europa League last 32 at Sparta Prague followed by a fourth-round replay with Brentford in the FA Cup on Sunday. Realistically those are the only trophies last year’s European champions can win this season. “At the minute the season hasn’t been successful,” Lampard told Chelsea TV. “We should be challenging for titles rather than third or fourth, but we’re not. And we’ve not won some cups, we’ve been knocked out. We have to grab the fact that there’s a lot of games to play and we have to try to win something.” last_img read more

Sep
20

David Silva confident he will be back to full fitness soon

first_img “The first thing is to win the Premier League, as that is what we play in every week. “We also want to go as far as possible in the Champions League – and for us it is possible to win it, because we have a team that is capable of that. That would be ideal.” Silva has had five years as a City player so far – during which he has won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup – and there are four years remaining on his current contract. The ex-Valencia man has expressed his desire to play for his native Las Palmas in Gran Canaria before he retires, but concedes he is unable to make any guarantees about the future. “If I play again in the Spanish league, I would like to play for Las Palmas, the team of my home,” Silva said. “But football is so difficult and it is so long between now and the day that might happen – so let’s see.” Meanwhile, Silva has given his reaction to the news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Chelsea. Asked if changing the manager would make the struggling Premier League champions more dangerous, Silva said: ” You never know in football. “To be honest, this has not happened in my club so there is not much I can say on that situation. “But it has been seen before – this is not the first time it has happened in football.” :: David Silva was this week unveiled as a ‘Secret Santa’, giving out three holidays to the Anfi resort in Gran Canaria to surprised Manchester residents. The names of the lucky trio who won a holiday to Anfi courtesy of Silva are Simon Hunt, Luciano Rodrigan and Suzanne Hirst. Silva, troubled by ankle problems for some time, missed nine games for City earlier this season after a tackle forced him to come off in the first 10 minutes of a match for Spain in early October. Since returning to action at the end of November with a substitute appearance against Southampton, the 29-year-old has played a further four times, starting on each occasion but only completing the full 90 minutes once. And Silva said: “I have had a few problems with my ankle, but I was able to play – then unfortunately a very bad tackle meant I got injured again and I was out. “But I’m back now and still getting the rhythm, and hopefully soon will be at 100 per cent.” Silva is one of several key City men who have been on the sidelines this term, most notably skipper and defender Vincent Kompany and striker Sergio Aguero. Aguero returned to full training on Wednesday as he stepped up his recovery from a heel problem ahead of Monday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Arsenal. City, also through to the Champions League last-16 and Capital One Cup semi-finals, are currently third in the league, a point worse off than second-placed Arsenal. Silva has no doubt that with everyone fully fit again the Blues can achieve great things this season – including in the European competition, which he believes they have the capability to win. “We are in the fight for all competitions at the moment,” said Silva, speaking at a promotional event for the Anfi Group, the Gran Canaria-based vacation membership company for which he is an ambassador. “We are hoping to get all our players back from injury, see all the players together and finish the season strongly. Press Association Manchester City playmaker David Silva admits he is “still getting the rhythm” after his recent ankle injury but is optimistic he will soon be at 100 per cent.last_img read more

Sep
19

Pollard pulls out of T20 squad

first_img(CMC) – SEASONED campaigner Kieron Pollard has pulled out of the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the three-match series beginning here tomorrow.A Cricket West Indies release on Tuesday said only that Pollard was “unavailable due to personal reasons”.The Trinidadian is one of the most sought-after all-rounders in the popular format, scoring 7 816 runs and taking 242 wickets from 399 T20s.For West Indies, he has played 56 matches scoring 768 runs but has not passed 30 in four years and is without a half-century in five years.Pollard will be replaced by exciting 20-year-old stroke-maker Shimron Hetmyer who is yet to make this T20 International debut and only last week made his one-day debut.Pollard is one of two changes to the Windies squad with speedster Ronsford Beaton forced out with a side strain and replaced by left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell.Beaton also made his one-day debut recently against New Zealand, playing two matches, but was reported to the ICC for a suspected illegal action.The side led by all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite face New Zealand in the opening match at Saxton Oval here.Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui will host the last two games on New Year’s Day and January 3.SQUAD – Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Sep
18

Dominant Aussie Women romp to victory in ODI series opener

first_imgTWIN centuries to Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy led the way as Australia romped to a 178-run victory yesterday in the opening one-day international against the West Indies in Antigua.Healy’s 122 and Lanning’s 121 laid the foundation as Australia piled on 4-308 from their 50 overs, the highest women’s ODI total ever scored in the West Indies, before Ellyse Perry led the way with the ball taking three wickets.Sent in by Windies captain Stefanie Taylor at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Australia were immediately put on the back foot when newly promoted opener Rachael Haynes was dismissed first ball of the innings after mistiming a short ball from Shamilia Connell.The hosts were jubilant but it would be another 38.1 overs before they’d have another reason to celebrate as Lanning joined Healy in the middle.Capitalising on wayward bowling and poor fielding from the home side, the pair put on 225 for the second wicket – Australia’s second highest partnership for any wicket in women’s ODIs – with first Healy, then Lanning, raising the bat for triple figuresHealy rode her luck through her 106-ball knock, dropped on several occasions including over the rope for six when she was on 42.The powerful right-hander made the most of her lives, batting through sweltering conditions to bring up her second ODI century from 94 deliveries.When she departed looking to clear the ropes for a third time on 122, Lanning picked up the pace, bringing up her 13th ODI century in style with a six.The Australian captain already has more ODI tons than any other woman and her innings at Coolidge saw her collect another slice of history as she became the fastest player, male or female, to reach 13 one-day international centuries – getting there in 76 innings, eclipsing Hashim Amla’s previous mark of 83.Three balls later, she dispatched the ball into a nearby swimming pool, the exhausted skipper’s 145-ball innings eventually coming to an end on 122 when she was caught at long off.Ellyse Perry (33no from 31) and Beth Mooney (15 from 16) put the finishing touches on the Australian innings, as they posted their highest ever one-day total against the West Indies.Megan Schutt then ensured the West Indies’ chase started in identical fashion to Australia’s when she trapped Natasha McLean lbw with the first ball of the innings.And it went from bad to worse as a double-strike from Perry saw Stacy Ann King and Kyshona Knight also dismissed without scoring, leaving the host in all sorts at 3-8.Captain Taylor played a lone hand as regular wickets fell at the other end, giving the home fans something to cheer about as she brought up her 34th ODI half-century.Lanning put the icing on a brilliant match when she clung on to a one-handed screamer at slip to give leg-spinner Georgia Wareham a second scalp and send Shabika Gajnabi on her way for one.Taylor finished unbeaten on 70 while Perry led the way with the ball with 3-17 from five overs, Wareham (2-44 off 10) was other multiple wicket-taker.While the Australians celebrated their 13th consecutive ODI victory, it was a vastly different story in the Windies camp, with injury-depleted hosts dealt a blow when Knight was stretchered from the ground with an apparent lower back complaint during the 15th over of the Australian innings – rendering her unable to bat during the chase.t added injury to insult after vice-captain and star allrounder Hayley Matthews was earlier ruled out of the series for disciplinary reasons after breaching Cricket West Indies code of conduct on match eve.A release from CWI did not elaborate on the reasons for Matthews’ withdrawal but the incident has been referred to their disciplinary tribunal and Sheneta Grimmond has been drafted into their ODI squad as a replacement.Australia pick up two ICC Women’s Championship points for the win and have leapfrogged England to reclaim their spot on top of the table.The Championship determines which four teams – alongside hosts New Zealand – will automatically qualify for the 2021 one-day World Cup.last_img read more

Sep
17

Amstel Malta Embraces Super Eagles

first_imgNigeria’s journey at the 21st edition of the quadrennial tournament happening in Russia has come to an end with the Super Eagles losing 2 – 1 to La Albiceleste of Argentina at St. Petersburg stadium. Fans and football lovers have joined the official malt drink of the Super Eagles, Amstel Malta, to show their support and solidarity. The team which was unlucky in its last Group D game will not proceed to the next stage.The 2018 tournament started June 14, with Nigeria placed in Group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. However, Nigeria was only able to defeat Iceland which earned the team just 3 points. This is the sixth time Nigeria would qualify for the tournament.Reacting to the outcome of the match, portfolio manager, non-alcoholic drinks, Nigerian Breweries PLC, Ngozi Nkwoji stated that “We are proud of the Super Eagles as they have fought a good fight by putting their best foot forward and Amstel Malta will continue to lend its support”. Nigerian Breweries PLC is a big supporter of Sports in Nigeria. In February 2018, the nation’s pioneer brewer through its premium malt brand, Amstel Malta, signed a partnership agreement with the Nigerian Football Federation giving it exclusive rights as the official malt drink of all the national football teams including the Super Eagles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sep
17

Edo 2020 NSF: SuperSport Named Host Broadcaster

first_img“SuperSport will provide the broadcast signals for all the events of the Festival with special emphasis on the opening and closing ceremonies, the male and female football finals as well as the finals of the male and female 100m, 200m and relay events in track and field,” stressed Itemuagbor who further disclosed that the signals produced by SuperSport will be available for willing broadcast stations in Nigeria and elsewhere for a fee.“The signals will be available for broadcast stations here in Nigeria and elsewhere and it will be on first come, first served basis. There will also be highlights of the events of the Festival which will also be on offer for those who are interested. They should contact the marketing sub-committee of the Local Organising Committee for talks on the modalities for the use of the broadcast signals,’ he explained and revealed the choice of SuperSport is based on their proven track record in the production of quality signals for major international events including the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, qualifying games forboth the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the on-going 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.“ In addition, we are also looking at contents produced with high definition cameras as well as personnel who have the experience to undertake such a huge task.The company has trained so many Nigerians who will be available to produce what will probably be the best ever National Sports Festival content in history.”Itemuagbor is confident Nigerians will be able to watch the football and track and field events of the Festival in particular and other events and feel they are watching a FIFA World Cup match or that of the World Athletics Championships.“ What Edo 2020 is bringing to the table this month will be refreshingly different from what Nigerians are used to in terms of everything that has to do with the organisation of the Festival includng of course the television content available for either live broadcast, delayed broadcast or highlights. And we have a ‘brand new, world class,” television-friendly Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to make this an experience of a lifetime’.“His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Hon. Philip Shaibu has stated unequivocally that the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival will redefine National Sports Festival in Nigeria and part of the redifinition is the production of world-class content and broadcast signals for the event,” Itemuagbor concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram SuperSport Nigeria,a Pan-Africa group of television channels has been named the host broadcaster for the 20th National Sports Festival which begins March 22in Benin City, Edo State.Chairman of the Marketing Sub-committee of the Edo 2020 Festival, Mike Itemuagbor disclosed yesterday in Benin that SuperSport has been appointed by the Local Organising Committee for the Festival to provide the content andbroadcast signals of the events of the Festival.last_img read more

Sep
17

Students hope to initiate change in community

first_imgTo kick off its second semester as a campus organization, Motivate & Empower (M&E) held its first THINK Conversation, a student-facilitated social issues discussion, on Saturday in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Forum. The event, titled “A Day in the Life of ME,” provided a forum for USC students to not only verbalize their views on relevant topics such as gender inequality and inaccessibility of education, but to also create a plan of action for M&E to address these issues in the community.Think it over · The Motivate & Empower organization encourages students to utilize discussions as a “brave space” to discuss issues. – Carol Kim | Daily Trojan According to the organization’s website, M&E aims to inspire a positive leadership movement on college campuses by serving as a catalyst and support network for student action. The THINK Conversation was designed as one aspect of the organization’s motto, “Think. React. Change.” This semester, the organization plans to add a new component to its existing framework through student-proposed M&E CHANGE Initiatives that help better the overall human experience at USC and in the surrounding area.“At USC, it’s hard to separate yourself from what you look like or the color of your skin,” M&E Vice President of Community Outreach Cecilia Quintana said.The founding chapter of M&E was officially launched at USC in March by now-sophomore international relations major Maya Carter, who serves as president of the organization. Since then, the organization’s reach has rapidly expanded, with new chapters formed on other campuses such as Loyola Marymount University.Several LMU students belonging to the university’s new M&E chapter attended Saturday’s THINK Conversation.At the event on Saturday, students were asked to list labels that were imposed on them by others on campus. Terms named included “b-tch,” “ethnic,” “ghetto” and “privileged.”To foster an open dialogue about these titles, Carter then asked students, “What limits you in this box? Why did you place yourself here? What are some unique passions you have that you wish more people knew about?”Members of the M&E leadership team encouraged students to treat the THINK Conversation as a “brave space,” meaning that conversations should be honest and open without fear of judgment.Students’ responses were candid.“I visit my USC friends’ homes, and it seems like one door opens to Beverly Hills and their other door opens to Bel-Air, and, ‘Oh yeah, Beyonce just moved in down the street,’” said Tucker Aust, a sophomore majoring in theatre. “There is definitely a perception at this school that everyone is extremely affluent, and it can be alienating at times.”The diverse group of students broke into small groups and discussed each other’s responses. Before the THINK Conversation concluded, students were asked to create a plan to change how people discuss these labels and stereotypes on campus, using their individual passions.Janaé Headly, a sophomore who serves as M&E’s vice president of public relations, felt that the first THINK Conversation accurately reflected the organization’s mission.“The diverse groups of students that came together — not only from ’SC but from other college campuses also — show that students want to make a difference,” she said. “They just need the necessary resources and information to do so, which is what we hope to provide.”last_img read more

Sep
17

Schedule working in favor of Trojans

first_imgThree days from now, the young, talented and completely unproven USC football team will take the field in Honolulu, Hawaii for its first game since the purging that took place earlier this year, which removed coaches, athletic directors and any chance of a BCS bowl (or any bowl, for that matter) appearance.Only a select few — the enthusiastic recruits, the loyal veterans, the effective assistants — remained to follow coach Lane Kiffin toward a new and promising future as the dirty days of old were washed clean.With a new face given to USC football, the only thing left for the team to do was move on and grow back into the dynamic, successful football machine that once existed at this university.But then they ran into a slight problem.Maturing requires experience, and experience requires time — of which USC has none. Without live tackling in practice, scrimmages at game-speed or a corps of leaders to, well, lead, the Trojans — and Kiffin, who has a mere 12-21 record as head coach — are essentially without a clue as to how they will achieve success this season. And unfortunately, they don’t have any more practice time to figure that out.But there is a silver lining in every cloud, and this time it can be found in the one place the Trojans have no control over: their schedule.Gone are the second-week Ohio State games in Columbus, Ohio, the ear-ringing trips to Seattle, Wash., and the death marches to Eugene, Ore., on Halloween night.In their place sits something much more inviting: a golden month of games to start the season, pitting the Trojans against Hawai’i, Virginia, Minnesota and Washington State teams that finished a combined 16-34 last season, followed by a smattering of critical matchups at home in the Coliseum.Only one of those first four teams — Minnesota — went to a bowl game last year, and none of them finished in the top half of their respective conferences. Virginia hasn’t won more than five games in three of the past four seasons, and Hawai’i has only had glimpses of success since its undefeated run in 2007 ended with a 41-10 drubbing at the hands of Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. And because I am a fan of brevity, I will refrain from elaborating on Washington State’s laundry list of underachievements over the past decade.Though I will be the first person to say that the worst thing the Trojans can do this season is not take these first four opponents seriously, I think we can all agree that USC’s opening month of games is not what it was last year, or the year before that (or even the year before that).This provides the Trojans with some room to grow and some experience to build on — two things they are desperately in need of. They have the opportunity to try new things, to see which players work where and to get a general sense of how this new team will react to in-game situations — all without risking too much in the win-loss column.It also helps that, after these first four games, the Trojans will play four of their next five games in the Coliseum, where 90,000 screaming supporters make it obvious that home-field advantage still exists. Even the apprehension of the lone road game at Stanford during this stretch will be quelled, as the bevy of Trojan fans making their annual weekender pilgrimage to Northern California will provide additional support for USC.If Kiffin can play his cards right, the rebuilding year that every critic of Trojan football expected in the wake of the NCAA sanctions might not be necessary.And if the Trojans can use the beginning of the season as a learning period, it should put them in a position to take on the meat of their schedule — starting with Washington at home, exactly one month after the Hawai’i game.One month; not much time, but time nonetheless. And for USC’s young-but-hungry squad, this could be all the time it needs.“One-Two Punch” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail James at jbianchi@usc.edu.last_img read more

Sep
17

Title IX’s impact is still being felt at USC

first_imgOn March 10, the women’s sand volleyball team played its inaugural match. Sand volleyball, USC’s newest sport, is USC’s 12th women’s athletic team. The inaugural match was timely because of the recent celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX.Commonly referenced in regards to equality in women’s athletics, many overlook Title IX’s initial purpose. On the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, Title IX sought to energize the women’s movement. Title IX was eventually passed in 1972, aiming to cease discrimination in education.The law states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”In accordance with Title IX, universities (among other institutions) are required to provide equal treatment for all athletic programs.Thus, the passage of Title IX has revolutionized high school and college athletics, granting everyone, regardless of sex, the opportunity to play athletics at the next level. Not surprisingly, USC has consistently supported equality in athletics. This unwavering support has benefited the Trojan Family greatly.Most associate USC’s great success in athletics with male-dominated sports, such as football, water polo and tennis. But during the reign of the Women of Troy, USC has produced numerous notable female athletes such as Lisa Leslie (basketball), Debbie Green (volleyball) and Rebecca Soni (swimming),Athletic excellence is not uncommon within the realm of USC women’s athletics. In the early days of Title IX, a sister duo at USC helped pave the way for future Women of Troy and non-USC female collegiate athletes alike. Pam and Paula McGee, both of whom recently had their jerseys retired, led the Women of Troy to two consecutive national championships in 1983 and 1984 and were awarded several accolades during their time at USC.In addition, Pam represented the U.S. in the 1984 Olympics. The McGee sisters inspired many with every lay-up and free throw, emphasizing great Trojan traditions and putting women’s athletics on the map.Since the McGee dynasty, Women of Troy athletic teams have continued to excel. Not only are female athletes succeeding in the realm of NCAA competition, but Women of Troy athletes have also been no stranger to the Olympic spotlight.Today, the face of Trojan athletics is continuing to evolve by incorporating a variety of women’s teams.Just one year ago, USC announced the addition of a women’s lacrosse team, which will make its debut in 2013. This newest addition, along with sand volleyball, emphasizes the diversity of sports within USC’s athletic department. This diversity of sports will propel USC athletics into all-around athletic dominance, rather than being notable simply because of success in football.Unfortunately, some may be quick to devalue the importance of women’s collegiate athletics by citing superiority in male dominated sports.Yes, men’s athletics at USC have racked up 93 NCAA men’s championships.  In the coming decades, however, don’t be surprised if the Women of Troy start adding hardware to the trophy cabinets at Heritage Hall as well.Forty years after the passing of Title IX, USC is carrying on the intentions of Title IX’s initiators, granting equal treatment of all collegiate athletes.It has empowered female athletes at the high school and college levels. Without a doubt, USC owes its athletic dominance to Title IX. “Armchair Quarterback” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, email Andie at ahagemann@usc.edu or visit DailyTrojan.comlast_img read more