Brookville faces potential sewer crisis

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Brookville Town Board is looking for solutions to fix a 15-inch diameter sanitary sewer line that serves a large portion of the town. Officials say the line that runs parallel to the railroad, below the slide area on Progress Street is in danger of failing at any moment.Officials say they are looking for funding sources to permanently fix the problem. If the line does break there is money available to conduct a cleanup.The project is expected to top the $1 million mark. Officials are working with state officials to find a solution.last_img read more

Medics should make call – Martinez

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez insists players cannot be allowed to make decisions about their own fitness when it comes to matters of concussion. The Spaniard found himself closely involved in the issue last weekend when Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris was knocked out in the second half of the goalless draw at Goodison Park but played the remainder of the game. Romelu Lukaku, the striker involved in the collision, had his own similar episode, although not as serious, in September when was so dazed after a clash of heads with defender Joey O’Brien he had to be told by the Toffees physio he had scored the winner. “It is a debate which needs to be taken to the governing bodies to make it a ruling and that will be easier for everyone – you don’t want to see a player upset because he is not allowed to carry on but the most important aspect is the health of the player. “If we are so clear that it is so dangerous that he shouldn’t be allowed to do it that should be part of the ruling.” Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas’ suggestion Lukaku’s role in the Lloris incident required further examination and an apology brought not only a strong defence but a riposte from Martinez, who was unhappy Roberto Soldado’s apparent elbow on Phil Jagielka went unpunished. “The good thing is you can watch the replay and see the video evidence,” the Spaniard added. “All Romelu is doing is carrying on his run – he cannot disappear. It is unfortunate. “I don’t think Andre Villas-Boas mentioned there was any intent or any wrongdoing from Romelu – he only mentioned he expected a bit of an apology. “Obviously we are waiting for Roberto Soldado to apologise to Phil Jagielka and so we can use the same phone call so we don’t have to spend on two phone calls.” Asked whether he thought there should have been retrospective action taken against the Spain international, Martinez added: “That is not for me to comment. I don’t think it would give anything to Everton. “That is down to the authorities to decide whether they want to implement it. “I am more about the referee making decisions in the game and whatever happens in the game is where it matters. “I’m not too keen about retrospective punishment unless it (the action) goes against the values of the competition. “I don’t think they (officials) saw it obviously otherwise they would’ve acted accordingly. “Nowadays you have action replays and you can see everything that happens but for the referee it is very difficult.” “At the time I was told he was fine, that it was a knock but it didn’t go any further and it wasn’t that he lost consciousness,” Martinez said. “He was fine to carry on. It is something you will always see – people will want to follow the player’s wishes. “I’ve never seen a player who wants to come off, even if they can’t walk, but that is the moment when the medical advice has to take the most important part of the decision. “I don’t think it should be a manager’s decision whether you take a player off or not. “If there is a strong view from the medical side that when a player gets concussed he should come off I think we should look into it and make it a rule. “If it comes as a rule with an understanding for everyone that if that happens the player should come off and it shouldn’t count as a substitution that would be a lot easier. “Because if you are put in a position where a player has to come off when three substitutions have been made it is a real shame as it is going to affect the competition. “You wouldn’t want to see a team down to 10 men but the last thing you want is to put the health of any player at risk. Press Associationlast_img read more

Deulofeu nears Everton return

first_img Press Association Defender Seamus Coleman, who was an unused subsitute for Saturday’s win over Aston Villa after returning from injury himself, looks likely to start at White Hart Lane. “Everyone is massively needed. We are in a situation were a couple of players will come back from injury and that puts us in a better postion than we were a couple of weeks ago,” Martinez told evertontv. “Gerard he such a positive young man and the fact he has been missed so much at Everton is a reflection of the type of person he is. “We have the game on Sunday so we will be able to assess him as the week goes on but he is fully fit from a medical point of view. It is making sure he is match fit. “Seamus is fully fit from a medical point of view and although he was on the bench on Saturday it was too much of a risk to bring him on. January loan signing Lacina Traore is probably a week away from consideration after arriving from Monaco with a hamstring problem. “We will take our time with Lacina to make sure he is fully fit,” said Martinez. The teenager has been sidelined by a hamstring injury since December 14 but is now fully recovered, although his lack of match fitness will be taken into account by Martinez ahead of Sunday’s trip to fellow Champions League-chasing rivals Tottenham. However, with leading scorer Romelu Lukaku out for at least the next month with an ankle problem having the 19-year-old Deulofeu back is a welcome boost for the Toffees center_img Everton manager Roberto Martinez hopes to have his attacking options boosted by the return of on-loan Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu.last_img read more

Lakshya, Sourabh make winning start at Yonex Sunrise 83rd Senior National Badminton Championships

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGuwahati: Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen carried his impeccable form to make a winning start at the Yonex Sunrise 83rd Senior National Badminton Championships 2018-19 in Guwahati on Tuesday. Lakshya, seeded 14th at India’s biggest domestic badminton event, needed 28 minutes to dismiss Rahul Patel 21-13, 21-13 on his way to the third round.Sen, who will face Vipul Saini next, had reached the semi-finals in the previous edition and is looking to improve on that.Former two-time champion Sourabh Verma of PSPB also began his campaign on a positive note with a commanding 21-10, 21-8 demolition of Jayapragasham VS.The first day of the Nationals witnessed as many as 250 matches played on 9 different courts. The hosts had a lot to cheer about on Day 1 as five singles shuttlers from the state of Assam won their opening round matches. Iman Sonowal set up a clash with Sourabh Verma after outplaying J&K’s Raghav Dogra 21-9, 21-3.Assam’s Orijit Chaliha lost to Mithun Manjunath 21-11;21-9 in the second round; earlier Orijit emerged a winner 21-14, 21-18 over Gujarat’s Vishal Dave while Rituporna Bora defeated West Bengal’s Anirban Mandal 21-5, 21-18.In women’s singles, Megha Bora Morchana had it easy against Nagaland’s Ekumyala whom she beat 21-9, 21-14. Suzen Burhagohain advanced when Goa’s Yasmin Syed retired trailing 2-3.Among other matches, 2018 Ghana International winner Harsheel Dani won a blockbuster battle between two of India’s rising stars when he prevailed over former World Junior Championships silver medallist Siril Verma 23-21, 21-17 to reach the third round.Men’s singles top seed Arintap Dasgupta completely outclassed Anay Shirpurkar 21-8, 21-5 while fifth seed Rahul Yadav Chittaboina needed 32 minutes to show the door to Karan Choudhary 21-17, 21-8.The preliminaries will continue till February 13 and will decide who all get to meet the top eight singles seeds who will begin their challenge directly from the pre-quarters. Similarly, in doubles, the top four teams have been exempted from playing until the quarters.The seeds will be placed after the Super Draw is conducted on February 14. Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, both arriving tomorrow, will be the top attractions in women’s singles. In the absence of defending champion HS Prannoy and former winner Kidambi Srikanth, BWF World Tour Finals semi-finalist Sameer Verma will be the biggest name in men’s singles.Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Four clubs say no to new Elite League season .…reiterates need for arbitration

first_imgBy Ras WadadaIN another dramatic twist in the ongoing saga of the ‘Beautiful Game’ here in Guyana, Champion Club Slingerz FC and runners-up Alpha United, as well as Pele FC and GFC announced, yesterday, that they will not heed the recent announcement of the GFF on the start of the Stag Elite league set for November 13th at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground,and as such will not participate unless a request for an arbitration is answered.Yesterday, the top officials of the four clubs held a Press Conference at Sambora Communications in West Ruimveldt,where they all stated that their main objection to participation has to do with the change,which now includes two additional teams.The Club Officials all felt that the process the GFF used to arrive at their decision to expand the League has breached a contractual agreement that was signed by the then NC and the eight Elite Clubs in the inaugural season for an initial two year period.The Officials also dismissed the pronouncements of the President of the GFF,Wayne Forde,that there was consultation and that 97 percent of the changes for season-two were recommendations of the Elite Clubs. The officials added that this is misleading and deceptive.Slingerz FC has already sent a correspondence to the GFF indicating their withdrawal from the upcoming Elite League and yesterday, General Manager Colin Aaron told the Media that all 8 Elite Clubs signed the document concerning the inaugural Elite League, “ Mr Forde signed so it is strange now that Mr Forde and Daniel of Conquerors are saying they have never signed anything than some other document… that is lying blatantly, that is lying blatantly”, emphasized Aaron.“The parent body is showing total disregard and disrespect to the children. Why? We have sent a letter to the president(of GFF) asking for arbitration…I read in the newspapers that the same president said that he don’t see any need to engage in mediation. The Federation cannot make pronouncement on any dispute with its members.“To change the membership of the Federation would require the Congress;the Executive Committee cannot change the membership. Only the Congress could admit, suspend or expel. Now they have decided to expand the League to ten teams”, Aaron stated.President of Alpha United, Odinga Lumumba,in his address questioned the expansion and called it hand-picking.“Why is it for the 2nd year coming up you suddenly want to disrupt the formula and bring in two clubs. This looks like they sure give you two votes, this is not football, this is Politics because if it is football you will go through a process to identify two teams…you can pull 12 teams together and in two to three weeks have a short tournament and select the top two teams…but this is not the case…it is obvious they want to hand-pick two people to get two votes and this is bad for the process and bad for the leadership. There is instability in the organization,” Lumumba suggested.“We wrote a letter where we asked for a meeting to hold a consultation session to look at the way forward–we outlined all the issues–that letter has never been responded to and that meeting has never been granted.Recently,we wrote another letter where we stated we are willing to go to arbitration…they have not answered and have publicly rejected that so what choice do we have…Alpha United is not prepared to participate in the tournament under those conditions. I think we should not play football this year, it’s too late;we should spend these next two months trying to get ourselves organized by trying to bring unity to the football, try to come to the decision making process instead of trying to be bullies. Let us try to resolve this matter, see how we can work together,” Lumumba recommended.General Secretary of Georgetown Football Club, Faizal Khan,was very brief in his remarks.“Nobody here at this table is opposed to the expansion of the League,however,it is the process in which it has happened, the massive losses to teams and players still owed millions. If we are serious about creating employment concerning this league and turning it into a professional League,we have to act professionally in every step of the way… making high-handed decisions without democratic consultation isn’t the way to go in my view”, Khan stated.President of the Pele FC, Robbie Rambarran,also lashed out at the expansion and the procedure, “When you look at it from a financial perspective, when you look at it from a football perspective, I don’t see why they want to change the rules, I don’t see why they want to include these two additional teams,because logically it does not make any sense to us. All that we are saying here is that if we were involved in that process we could have put this on the table,but that is not the approach;the approach was a complete high-handedness.“The executive of Pele met and we said that we are not going to take part in this tournament unless the process goes to arbitration and we all come out having a mutual agreement.”At the end, Aaron stated that the four clubs are also calling on the GFF’s president ‘to produce any document where FIFA or CONCACAF told them to go ahead and start the league’. Arron promised that should such a document surface then the clubs will participate.last_img read more

Hetmyer says tour match against Pakistan was a learning experience

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – West Indies’ latest batting recruit, Shimron Hetmyer, has hailed his outing in the three-day tour game against Pakistan as a learning experience and an important boost to his career.The 20-year-old struck 97 in the contest at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Trelawny last weekend, a knock that helped him force his way into the 13-man squad for the opening Test bowling off here tomorrow.“I’ve learnt that going through my innings I should take it a ball at a time and a session at a time as well,” the Guyana Jaguars left-hander said.“(I need to also) just keep my eyes on the ball as much as possible and try and communicate as much as possible with my partner to see what’s going on. Just waiting and being more selective (is also important).”Hetmyer has been on the selectors’ radar ever since he captained West Indies Under-19s to their triumph at last year’s Youth World Cup in Bangladesh.He further impressed in the Regional four-day championship by gathering nearly 500 runs and was rewarded with a call-up to the WICB President’s XI side to face the Pakistanis.Hetmyer said such tour games against international opposition were crucial for young players in the region.“I think it is very important. (It tells us) where we are in our cricket and where we should improve and where we can improve,” he pointed out.“If this should continue and we get more youngsters in the system, they would understand where they are and know how to build later.”A naturally aggressive player at the top of the order, Hetmyer struck 11 fours and two sixes in a breezy 115-ball innings against a Pakistan attack that included the likes of leg-spinner Yasir Shah and pacer Mohammad Amir.He said the knock had been important since he failed to get a significant score in his previous first class outing.“I just played to my strengths; that was mainly it. I just chose the balls that I could put away and I think I did that well,” he explained.“The ball that I got out with I don’t think I could’ve really done that much but then again, that’s how cricket goes sometimes.”He added: “It (innings) boosted me a lot because coming off the last first class game I played in Barbados I didn’t really get much so I was hoping to get some in this game and I think that came off.”last_img read more

Women of Troy beat Fairfield and Vanderbilt at home

first_imgThe USC women’s tennis team has reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament after taking down Fairfield and Vanderbilt.In the first round of the tournament, USC (22-3) took advantage of playing on their home court as they beat4 Fairfield (14-7) 4-0 at Marks Stadium on Friday. The Women of Troy raced out to an early lead against the Stags after taking the doubles’ point behind the the stellar play the No. 3 squad of sophomore Kaitlyn Christian and freshman Sabrina Santamaria. The duo posted an 8-0 shutout on court 1, and on court 3 the tandem of senior Alison Ramos and junior Danielle Lao did the same against the Fairfield pair of Jackson-Pirrello.During singles play, USC didn’t notch a win on the first three courts because the bottom of their order finished the match before they had a chance. The Women of Troy received a great outing from the second half of their singles lineup leaving No. 13 Zoe Scandalis one set short of recording her first true NCAA tournament victory (she was up 6-0, 5-0 on court 1).Breaking through first was freshman Gabriella DeSimone on court 5 as she posted a dominant 6-0, 6-1 score line to put USC up 2-0 on the day. Rounding out the 4-0 score were Ramos and the 87th-ranked Chrstian, who combined for just one dropped set between the two.On Saturday, the Women of Troy took down the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-1 in their last home match of the season. USC once again started off strong out of the gate stealing the doubles point behind wins on each court, though Vanderbilt put up a fight on both court 1 and 2 stretching both matches out. Court 1 provided the Christian-Santamaria pairing with a formidable challenge from the No. 30 pair of Wu-Mira as they eked out an 8-6 victory to end the doubles round.In the singles portion, Vanderbilt (17-8) provided stiff competition across the board, but USC’s depth proved to be too much for the Commodores.Junior Valeria Pulido started off singles with a blowout victory against Vandy’s Megan Gornet with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout. Vanderbilt struck back quickly, winning their only match on the day behind Marie Casares’s defeat of Sabrina Santamaria on court 3 6-2, 6-3.Juniro Danielle Lao struck back in second singles, taking down the 94th-ranked Lauren Mira 6-2, 6-3, and Kaitlyn Christian finished up the match with a comeback victory over Ashleigh Antal 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 on court 4.Scandalis survived a tough first set tiebreaker against No. 42 Jackie Wu before her match was cut short and Gabriella DeSimone had her hands full on court 5 just before the day was over.The Women of Troy will look to stay in top form against the Baylor Bears on Thursday in Athens, Ga.last_img read more

Women’s soccer rides success to Oregon

first_imgThe Trojans head to Oregon with one goal in mind — keep the ball rolling.The team is 7-2, riding high off of a seven-game shutout streak and a series of high-scoring victories. With one conference game under their belt, head coach Keidane McAlpine feels that his team — which is ranked No. 9 in the NCAA — is right where they need to be.“They’re starting to find a rhythm and an identity as a unit,” McAlpine said. “You’re seeing that in practice, in games, whenever they’re on the field together. It’s starting to click.”So far this season, the key to success has come from the backline. The team broke the school record for consecutive shutouts after defeating Arizona 4-0 last week, notching their seventh in a row.A major part of that has been two veteran players — redshirt senior goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme and senior defender Mandy Freeman. Both have racked up accolades throughout this season as they guided a young backline into the season. Prudhomme earned the ESPNW Player of the Week Award earlier in the month after blocking 17 shots in a weekend tournament in Alabama.And this week, Freeman was named the Pac-12 Defender of the Week for her stifling performance against Arizona. The backline stopped 15 shot opportunities — 12 of which came in the second half — in order to keep a clean sheet. The performance exhibited a style of play and leadership that McAlpine feels is critical for his team to continue winning.“The attention to detail is critical,” McAlpine said. “They bought into putting in the work and being diligent. The backline’s cohesion is really starting to come together, game to game.”The defense’s success wouldn’t be possible, however, without the offense. The attacking front has transformed completely from last year, when the Trojans struggled to finish in the box and sometimes lost games that they controlled for most of the 90 minutes of play. This season, nine players have found the back of the net, with redshirt junior Alex Anthony leading the pack with five goals.This is partially due to new personnel. After sitting out last season with an injury, redshirt senior Katie Johnson has come back with a passion, notching three goals in the first nine games of the season. And transfers like Anthony and Leah Pruitt are allowing for a new style of fast-paced play that puts opponents on their heels and allows the Trojans to take control of the tempo.“We have more players who are good with wearing the pressure of scoring goals,” McAlpine said. “That means the rest of the team is a little more relaxed when they’re taking chances and finishing in box. We just have more personalities that are willing to accept being the goal scorer.”That doesn’t mean he’s satisfied with where the team is at. After a dominant showing against the University of North Carolina, McAlpine feels that his team has struggled to piece together full games where they are in sync with one another. Though 15 to 20 minute spurts of cohesive play have resulted in a big payoff against unranked teams, McAlpine is aware that his unit will need to find their rhythm and stick with it as they continue with conference games.Traveling to Oregon this weekend will give the Trojans two more Pac-12 challenges, starting with Oregon on Friday. The Ducks entered the season ranked No. 25, but since then has dropped out of the top rankings. Still, the team has only dropped one home game so far, partially due to playing on a turf field that switches up the style of play for many opponents.Sunday’s game against Oregon State is expected to be slightly easier to handle — the team is 5-3-2 on the season and will be fresh off of a game against No. 11 UCLA just two days before. But the weekend will be important for the Trojans as they prepare for the following weekend’s matchups against No. 1 Stanford and No. 17 California. If the Trojans have any more last-minute fine tuning to do, it will happen in Eugene.last_img read more

Syracuse surges, Tyus Battle dominates and more takeaways from 77-71 win at Boston College

first_img Comments CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Syracuse (15-6, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) bounced back from its worst loss in more than two years with a 77-71 victory over Boston College (11-8, 2-5) on Wednesday night at Conte Forum. The Orange have won eight of their last 10 games.Here are three takeaways from Wednesday’s win.Double bounce backAs Syracuse bounced back from a 22-point loss, so did Battle. The junior shooting guard scored only 10 points in each of his last two games, but he returned to his full self in a 28-point performance — plus six dimes. He asserted himself by attacking the basket off the dribble, and he found his shooting stroke in the second half.After one blow-by to the basket, Boston College head coach Jim Christian said: “Stop the ball one f*cking time” to his team. When Battle drilled back-to-back 3-pointers, Christian stomped his feet. The Eagles had few answers for Battle, who showed what he can do offensively and the player he can be.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPerimeter-oriented teamIn recent weeks, Syracuse has gone from midrange and drive-heavy to perimeter oriented. The start came Jan. 19 against Pittsburgh, and the Orange has positioned shooters on the wings more frequently.“We need to do a better job of finding open shooters on the wings,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said on Jan. 19.With SU’s interior struggles, the 3-point threat has done wonders for the Orange offense. Syracuse finished Wednesday 11-for-26 from deep, a 42.3-percent clip.Nothing glamorous, but a winBC racked up two bad losses in nonconference play and likely won’t rise near the top of the conference this season. But a road win in the ACC represents a step forward, almost regardless of the opponent. Next up is Pittsburgh on the road, followed by Florida State and Boston College at home. Now’s the time for SU to capitalize and pick up wins against unranked opponents before a series of ranked opponents loom in mid-February. Published on January 30, 2019 at 10:02 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

[VIDEO] Majeed Waris scores first goal for Strasbourg in Ligue 1

first_imgGhana forward, Abdul Majeed Waris, opened his Strasbourg goal scoring account on Wednesday night with a second half goal that gave his team a 1-0 win away to Toulouse.Waris was introduced in the 73rd minute for Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and two minutes later, he was on the end of a pass from Adrien Thomasson to finish.Check below for the video of the ball with video credit going to the Ligue 1 channel on YouTube.After the match, Strasbourg head coach, Thierry Laurey, praised Waris for his effort in giving the team the needed tools to find the result.“We knew that we had to bring Waris on give us pace and penetration upfront. That worked out well rather for us. He managed to properly finish the goal scoring well and that will do him a lot of good.”The player himself expressed his joy at having registered his name on the score sheet and giving the team the victory.“It was one of the first touches of the ball I got but it was one that changed everything. It is a good reward for me but more importantly, for the team. I am happy to be here and to get the chance to play regular football again.”The match was Waris’ 4th since he joined the team from FC Porto in the January transfer window.He had played against 6 minutes against Monaco on January 25, 60 minutes against Marseille on January 29, 65 minutes against Lille on February 1 and 18 against Toulouse.Strasbourg face  Reims and Lyon in their next two French Ligue 1 matches.last_img read more