Lady Bulldogs JV Wins Hauser Summer League Tourney

first_imgAfter competing weekly for over a month in the Hauser Volleyball League, the Batesville JV Volleyball Team participated in the final tournament on Monday, July 15th. The Lady Bulldogs would go undefeated on the day earning strong wins over Hauser, Columbus North, and finally North Decatur to capture the 2019 Hauser Summer League Championship trophy.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img

Bolt shuts down Facebook scam

first_imgWORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt acted quickly to shut down an online impersonator looking to claim charity on the sprinter’s behalf.On Sunday a post published on social media platform Facebook, which bore the moniker Bolt Usain with photo and ‘feeling blessed’ status attached, asked fans to donate an amount of $200 000 in order to help a mother care for her sick child.The poorly-written note, completed with several grammatical errors, proposed that the sprinter was overburdened by helping people in need and that he himself now desperately needed help.Then real Bolt was quick to shut down the halfhearted impersonation attempt and posted the account to his official Twitter page after taking a screenshot of it and the message and, which he captioned with the word ‘Fake’.The post was later deleted by Facebook. The real Bolt is known for being charitable and has helped several individuals in need whether through his Usain Bolt Charity or personally.It remained unclear whether the post was being investigated by Jamaican police for attempted online fraud.last_img read more

Annual report shows theft increased at USC in 2011

first_imgVice President of Student Affairs Michael Jackson said he is all too familiar with this problem.“Criminals look for vulnerabilities and try to take advantage of them,” Jackson said. “They know that when school is in session, we have lots of people in the USC communities with expensive technology.”Carlisle said the solution to the university’s theft problem is  common sense.“Many of these thefts could have easily been prevented had students simply locked their doors,” Carlisle said.Daniel Kim, a sophomore majoring in psychology, agreed with Carlisle.“As students, we should be held responsible. Always be vigilant, always be alert, close the door when away. You just have to be careful, be smart about it,” Kim said.Jackson shared the sentiment, adding that in residence halls, “students need to stop letting strangers tailgate them and come in the door. When we let strangers and non-students into our residence halls, that creates vulnerability.”Carlisle stressed teamwork as another component of safety, and said he believes that the shared responsibility that often works on The Row can also apply to the larger community.“We need all the members of the Trojan Family to work together to prevent crime,” Carlisle said. “A simple precaution such as locking your door whenever you are away, even if just for a moment, is important.”Overall, however, Carlisle said DPS still has goals to reduce crime even more in upcoming years.“We have made significant strides in crime reduction with substantial declines for several consecutive years,” Carlisle said. “An upturn was likely inevitable, but we will continue to analyze crime trends and develop strategies to address them.” The number of burglaries at USC’s University Park Campus increased by almost 30 percent in 2011, while robberies have nearly tripled from 2010, according to the federally mandated Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, released by the university last week.Crime · Dept. of Public Safety officers monitor the University Park campus as part of the department’s overall effort to eliminate crime. DPS also stresses student awareness of dangerous situations as a key part of safety. – Caitlin Ito | Daily TrojanAside from the jump in robbery, burglary and weapon law referrals, crime on campus remained relatively stable and non-violent. Uncommon violations, such as arson and hate crimes, remained relatively consistent with previous years’ statistics, and murder, negligent manslaughter and non-forcible sex offenses were nonexistent.Drug and liquor offenses even decreased significantly from 2010.Statistics from 2012 have not yet been made available.Dept. of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle attributes the decrease in drug and liquor violations to an increase in shared responsibility between students and DPS officers, particularly on The Row.“We have worked closely with the [Inter-Fraternity Council] in an effort to encourage responsible behavior on The Row,” Carlisle said in an email. “The fraternity leaders have been very cooperative in taking a position of responsibility including managing risk. We prefer that fraternities ‘police’ themselves and control irresponsible behavior such as toxic or underage drinking.”The increase in self-policing among students seems to be working: Liquor law referrals decreased from 509 instances in 2010 to 293 in 2011 — a 42 percent drop — and drug law referrals slowed by about 32 percent, from 223 in 2010 to 152 in 2011.Jordan Klein, a freshman majoring in computer science (games), approved of the relative passivity of DPS on The Row.“On The Row, DPS only intervenes if they see someone [who] clearly needs help or is in bad condition,” Klein said. “They are less worried about the mass culture of drinking than they are about safety, and that’s good.”But a much larger concern for students is theft. One hundred and forty eight robberies and burglaries occurred at USC in 2011, up from 99 in 2010. According to Carlisle, many burglaries are committed at bus stations around the perimeter of campus by burglars looking to take advantage of unsuspecting students.last_img read more

Paschal Replaces Injured Victor Okoh

first_imgPaschal plays for Vaxjo United FC in Sweden, and would now shoulder the responsibility, alongside Adamu Alhassan, Yahaya Nazifi, Ibrahim Aliyu, Adeshina Gata, Ibrahim Abubakar and Effiom Maxwell to provide the goals for the seven –time African champions in Niger Republic.The Flying Eagles go up against host nation Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi in Group A of the 15 –day championship, with matches to take place in Niamey and Maradi. Paul Aigbogun’s wards play their first match against Burundi on 2nd February, before further group phase contests against South Africa and Niger Republic on 5thFebruary and 8th February respectively.Nigeria have been triumphant at Africa U20 level in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011 and 2015, and finished as runners –up at the global stage in 1989 and 2005, while winning bronze medals in 1985.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram U20 AFCONSweden –based forward Onyekachi Durugbor Paschal has been drafted in to replace injured Victor Boniface Okoh in Nigeria’s squad for next month’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations finals in Niger Republic.Team Administrator Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal said yesterday that medical examination on Real Sapphire FC striker Okoh revealed he had knee injury that would keep him out for between four and six weeks and meant he could not be part of the U20 AFCON finals.last_img read more

2018 CHAN Qualifier: Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Welcomes The Super Eagles

first_imgThe home based Super Eagles of Nigeria have been welcomed to the Republic of Benin by Nigeria’s ambassador to the tiny West African Nation, as the CHAN Eagles prepare to face Benin in a 2018 CHAN Qualifier.Nigeria’s ambassador to Benin, Amb. Kayode Oguntuase, paid a courtesy visit to the team on Friday night, following the team’s arrival at the Benin Royal Hotel.Nigeria is seeking to make its 3rd appearance in the Championship for African Nations (CHAN), following Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the first two editions before winning bronze in 2014 and getting knocked out in the group stage in 2016.The 2018 CHAN would take place in Kenya From January 11 to February 2.Relatedlast_img

‘Sign a top midfielder’ – Arsenal legend fuels Partey transfer links

first_imgArsenal legend, Martin Keown, has stoked the fire on the club’s transfer link with Atletico Madrid’ Thomas Partey.Partey has reportedly been on the books of the 13 time FA Cup champions for the past year.Mikel Arteta’s side are said to be keen on triggering the Ghana international’s €50 million release clause, after Partey reportedly turned down a contract extension from Atletico.According to Keown, the club is in desperate need of a physical presence in the middle of the park, something, in his opinion, they have lacked for over a decade.“Defensively we know there are a lot of problems. And the middle of the park, I don’t think we’ve really had a top midfield player so to speak, that can control things for us,” he told BT Sports.“Since the Vieira days, Gilberto Silva days. So let’s try and get a top midfield player into that position. I’m assuming that is what the club is working towards doing.”Partey has received a lot of praise for his performances for Atletico Madrid this season, and is rated as one of the best midfielders in the Spanish La Liga.last_img read more

Scammers target northern Michigan resident with past due tax debt

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Michigan Department of Treasury says an aggressive scam targeting tax payers is making rounds through the U.S. Postal Service.An Emmet County resident recently received an official–looking letter, requesting they call a toll free number to resolve their tax debt. The correspondence threatened to seize their assets including property, bank balances, and incomes. Letters do use accurate, publicly available information to trick taxpayers.If you feel something isn’t right or are unsure, contact the Treasury Collections Center. Just dial (517) 636–5265.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: letter, Scam, scammers, tax, taxesContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena County Undersheriff resigns; Sheriff cites ‘general lack of trust’Next First time spearfishing tournament will come to the Baylast_img read more

Dodgers, MLB still celebrate Jackie Robinson Day without games

first_imgThe Covid-19 pandemic that shut down Major League Baseball altered, but did not stop, the sport’s annual celebration of Jackie Robinson.MLB used its digital platforms to honor Robinson on Wednesday, the anniversary of the day that he integrated the sport with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.Normally, the event is marked by every player in the majors wearing Robinson’s No. 42 in games. Even without games this year, players for the Dodgers, Angels and other major league teams still had their numbers changed to 42 on the roster pages of MLB’s official web site on Wednesday. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies A few Dodgers players also tweeted messages honoring Robinson.“Happy Jackie Robinson day!,” David Price posted on his Twitter account. “Eternally grateful for Mr. Robinson! I have been looking forward to this day since being traded to LA. Can’t wait to get back to doing what we love! In the meantime let’s just stay home and stay safe.”Michael Hermosillo, one of four African-Americans on the Angels’ major league roster, posted “Thank you! #JackieRobinsonDay,” with a photo of Robinson, on his Twitter account.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Dodgers planned for manager Dave Roberts and Mookie Betts to speak about Robinson’s impact in a Zoom chat to be shared online on Wednesday night.They also planned to post clips of player interviews from spring training about Robinson on their social network channels throughout the day.The Dodgers changed their profile photo to the No. 42 on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Angels’ top prospect Jo Adell tweeted: “Couldn’t imagine a life without being able to pursue my dream because of the color of my skin. Thank you, Jackie. Today is for you!!!”MLB Network and planned a full day of Robinson-related broadcasts, streaming and on television. Among the games replayed was the Dodgers-New York Mets game on April 15, 1997, when Robinson’s number was officially retired across the majors.The World Series film from 1955, a Brooklyn Dodgers victory featuring Robinson, was streamed on MLB’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube outlets. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Week 12 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Pickups: Yordan Alvarez, Pablo Lopez gaining traction

first_imgThis week is all about finding players who are clearly reliable for a couple of key stats but quietly retain the potential for more (Yandy Diaz, Pablo Lopez) due to their peripheral numbers. We’ve identified a handful of these players, spotlighting guys you may be overlooking.MORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWeek 12 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire PickupsOwnership percentage from ESPN – for consensus ownership, visit FantasyProsPosition eligibility based on ESPN’s default settings  HittersOF Yordan Alvarez, Astros (47.6 percent owned) — Anyone who hits two home runs in his first two MLB games will draw fantasy attention in a hurry, particularly when said player is part of a first-place team. But who is Alvarez? Can he turn an impressive couple of days into season-long production? From his minor league numbers, it seems at the very least he can smack home runs at this level. He hit 23 in 56 Triple-A games this year before being called up, and as a consensus top-50 prospect entering 2019, scouts clearly think highly of his power. His minor league walk rates were also solid, meaning he might be more than just a masher. With Tyler White and Yuli Gurriel disappointing and other key players injured, there’s an opportunity for Alvarez to now break through. He’s owned in over 70 percent of Yahoo leagues, but he’s still available in far too many ESPN leagues.DH/1B/3B Yandy Diaz, Rays (35.6 percent owned) — We’ve talked about Diaz before, and given his versatility, he’s worth a second look. His bat plays up amid a Tampa Bay lineup capable of getting on in front of him for RBI opportunities. He’s continued to hit the ball harder than league average, according to Statcast, so his .272 average might tick even higher. The power (10 home runs in 52 games) is also respectable. Don’t look at him as a savior for your roster, but he could easily have more value than one or two players on your roster.OF Kevin Kiermaier, Rays (21.4 percent owned) — At his best, Kiermaier offers a decent power and a good speed to along with his all-world defense. He’s hit as many as 15 HRs in a season (in only 98 games) and stolen as many as 21 bases (105 games), so if he can manage to stay healthy for a full season, he’s a legit 20/30 threat. He’s been healthy so far this season and is on pace for career highs in virtually every offensive category. — Matt LutovskySS/3B/OF Scott Kingery, Phillies (17.9 percent owned) — Pick him up. Just do it. He has three fantasy positions — including corner and middle infield — and is finally figuring it out at the plate. He’s up to seven home runs in only 36 games, and he should be a stolen threat for the remainder of the campaign. With Andrew McCutchen out for the year, Kingery should see regular playing time.OF Jarrod Dyson, Diamondbacks (7.8 percent owned) — Why isn’t this guy owned in more leagues? He’s one of the premier SB threats, and he’s currently on pace to hit double-digit homers and score a decent amount of runs. His RBIs are tough to stomach, but his little uptick in power is big given the advantage he can give you in steals. He’s worth in OBP leagues, too, so don’t be afraid to grab him, especially now while he’s hot. — Matt Lutovsky2B/3B David Bote, Cubs (6.4 percent owned) — Bote is responding well to those who doubted the Cubs for recently signing him to a contract extension, batting .282 with eight home runs. He’s not a star by any means, but there’s a quiet comfort in his game both for Chicago and fantasy users in deeper leagues. Don’t be afraid to ride him until he shows himself undeserving of that faith.3B Kevin Cron, Diamondbacks (1.1 percent owned) — Playing time is an issue for Cron, but when he played three days in a row thanks to a trip to an AL park last weekend, he clubbed two homers, scored three times and drove in six. With Christian Walker struggling, the 6-5 slugger could start seeing more at-bats. He absolutely crushed Triple-A pitching this year (21 HRs in 44 games), which isn’t a total surprise given his age (26), but Cron still has major power upside. — Matt LutovskyMORE WAIVER PICKUPS: Week 11 | Week 10PitchersSP/RP Ross Stripling, Dodgers (36.7 percent owned) — Sometimes used as a starter and sometimes used as a reliever, what Stripling almost always does is pitch well. With a career 3.49 ERA, he’s waiting in the wings should the Dodgers’ rotation endure injury issues. Given the rate at which pitchers go down these days, there’s reason to believe we’ll see Stripling in the rotation again at some point, which would skyrocket his fantasy value.SP/RP Dakota Hudson, Cardinals (15.6 percent owned) — Hudson carries one of the worst BB/K ratios in the game for starters, and his average fastball velocity is way down from when he pitched from the bullpen in 2018. Nothing stands out from his game currently, so it’s odd he’s relatively popular in deep leagues. We recommend passing on him despite his recent hot streak.SP Merrill Kelly, Diamondbacks (15.2 percent owned) — In three June starts, Kelly is 3-0 with 14 baserunners and two runs allowed across 22.2 innings (Mets, Blue Jays, Phillies). He’s also struck out 18 in that span, including a 10-K game against the Mets. There’s nothing particularly notable in his advanced stats, as his K-rate (6.9) and swinging-strike rate (9.2) are mediocre, along with his hard-contact rate (38.3 percent) and soft-contact rate (15.4). Like Hudson, Kelly could just be in the midst of a little hot streak and not worth a pickup, but at the very least, he’s proven he can be a matchup play. — Matt LutovskySP Pablo Lopez, Marlins (11.8 percent owned) — There’s actually plenty to like about Lopez if you’re desperate for starting pitching. Similar to Tyler Mahle in Cincinnati, his peripheral numbers (8.91 strikeouts per nine, 2.2 walks per nine) indicate he’s probably someone who can sneak under a 4.00 ERA by the end of the season. The big question here is whether he can win enough games to be relevant — Miami’s offense is underwhelming, and its bullpen struggles to hold onto leagues. It could be challenging for Lopez to reach even 10 victories this year, but he can help in the other three categories. Just imagine how good his numbers would look if you could remove the 10-run, three-inning blowup he had against the Mets. You’ve checked the waiver wire every day and been frustrated at the same, uninspiring names at the top of the page. You’ve gone back-and-forth 15 times on whether to add someone like Ross Stripling or Dakota Hudson. Don’t be deterred, though: There are still valuable fantasy baseball pickups hiding out among what at first glance appears to be a bland group of free agents.With roster strengths and weaknesses long crystallized, most people know exactly what they need. Sometimes, though, they’re too afraid to go all-out toward boosting a specific category in fear it might tank another area. As a result, good value can be overlooked. RP Tommy Kahnle, Yankees (4 percent owned) — Here’s an example of someone spending extensive time back in Triple-A and rediscovering his magic. After a brutal 2018, Kahnle is back to being lights out on the hill, boasting a 2.70 ERA and 13.16 K/9. He’ll likely never get save opportunities in a deep Yankees bullpen, but he’s a surefire ERA, WHIP, and strikeout helper.CP Ian Kennedy, Royals (2.8 percent owned) — This name might make you cringe at first sight, but Kennedy actually is growing in value as the undisputed closer in Kansas City. He has six saves now and has lowered his ERA over the past couple of weeks. Most promising is his fastball, which in high-intensity relief work is up to a career-best average of almost 94 mph. He won’t get too many save chances due to Kansas City’s last-place roster (though he’s bound to get more than KC’s current pace), but in a dead save market, he’s worth a roster shot.SP Dylan Cease, White Sox (2.5 percent owned) — Here’s another top prospect alert for you. Cease is the best Triple-A prospect for the South Siders right now, and he is expected to come up fairly soon if he keeps performing well for the Charlotte Knights. If you’re in a deep league, turn on Google alerts, follow White Sox beat writers on Twitter and do whatever you need to do to nab Cease when he gets that promotion.last_img read more

Volleyball players of Kula know no defeat

first_imgThirteen round of women’s volleyball tournament in BiH, five matches were played and there were no major surprises.Leading women’s volleyball team Kula from Gradačac won against Kakanj with 3:0, while the second team of the tournament Jedinstvo won against Bihać with 3:0Players of Gacko were better than Jahorina (3:1), Radnik defeated BL Volley, and HE na Drini defetead Modriča (3:2)last_img