Southern Ind. Veterans Cemetery Vandalized

first_imgPolice say somebody drove in the lawn of the cemetery causing sod damage. (Image: ISP)JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. – State Police are hoping to get more information and potentially an identity of a vandal or vandals who are destroying the lawn at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.Authorities say one night this week, someone drove into a grassy area near headstones and appeared to have done a burnout. It left approximately 90 feet of damaged sod.It’s not the first time vandals have targeted the Southern Indiana cemetery. Last year, cemetery officials reported a vehicle doing “doughnuts”.“It is unknown if the same individual(s) were involved in both incidents or if there are two separate people responsible for the damage,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze said.If you have any information contact the ISP Versailles Post at (812) 689-5000.The Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery is dedicated to Veterans and families as a lasting memorial, and final resting place, in appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifice to our nation.last_img read more

One seriously injured in Lakeshore Resort accident over Memorial Day

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department say an Indianapolis man was seriously injured after an incident at the Lakeshore Resort over the weekend.The report indicates on May 28 at 3 a.m. a pickup truck driven by Robert Hass, 24, of Brookville, was westbound on Lakeshore Drive when he went over a speed bump. The bump caused a passenger in the truck bed, Damon Lee Kyle Morris, 23, to be ejected. Another westbound car driven by Mark Baldridge, 27, of Brookville, struck Morris.Morris was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.last_img read more

CDC: Illness linked to McDonalds salads

first_imgWasgington D.C. — The CDC now says 436 people have been diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed intestinal illness linked to salads sold at McDonald’s.The cyclospora infection is part of an ongoing outbreak that began in May.Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a statement confirming 395 illnesses. That number increased to 436 this week.At least 20 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness in people who consumed contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite. They include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are infected might also experience loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, gas, and fatigue. Vomiting, headache, fever, body aches and flu-like symptoms can also occur.The illness can last a few days to a few months, and patients might feel better but then get worse again. Cyclosporiasis can be treated with antibiotics.Illnesses have been reported in 15 states: Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, the patients in Connecticut, Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia bought their salads in Illinois while traveling, and the Florida patient bought the salad in Kentucky.The FDA said an unused package of a Fresh Express salad mix of romaine lettuce and carrots that had been distributed to McDonald’s tested positive for the presence of Cyclospora though it was past its July 19 expiration date.“Epidemiologic evidence indicates that salads purchased from McDonald’s restaurants are one likely source of these infections. The investigation is ongoing, and FDA is working to determine the sources of the ingredients that were in common to the salads served at McDonald’s,” the CDC said in an outbreak update posted on its website Thursday.McDonald’s said in a statement on July 13 that it had removed the salad mix from it’s impacted restaurants and replaced it with a different supplier.In a recall statement on the Fresh Express website, the company said it had launched a “precautionary recall” of the institutional food service product on July 27 of a “limited number of cases.”The statement said, “Fresh Express follows rigid food safety requirements and preventive controls throughout our supply chain that are carefully designed to mitigate against potential health risks.”The company’s salad mix recall was connected with a public health alert issued on July 30 by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advising consumers that certain salad and wrap products might be contaminated with cyclospora. The products were sold by grocery stores including Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens.In the alert, the USDA said the issue was discovered when Indianapolis-based food distributor Caito Foods “received notification from their lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, that the chopped romaine that is used to manufacture some of their salads and wraps was being recalled.”The lettuce from McDonald’s that tested positive for the cyclospora parasite was in the same lot as the lettuce distributed to Caito Foods, the CDC said Wednesday. “Fresh Express also reported that no romaine lettuce from the lot that was positive for cyclospora was packaged for direct retail sale to consumers,” the CDC said.last_img read more

La Liga president threatens to quit his position

first_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Loading… La Liga president Javier Tebas is threatening to resign from following allegations about his personal involvement with Fuenlabrada. The report in Cadena Cope explains that Tebas is considering his position on the grounds that his family have been implicated in the allegations of his work. Tebas asked Segunda club Fuenlabrada for €130k for providing ‘legal advisory services’ in 2018, as reported by El Diario, which he had not declared. Previously, the league chief had declared that two years earlier his son had entered onto the board of directors at the club – then in Segunda B, and outside La Liga’s jurisdiction. Tebas was elected to the presidency of La Liga in 2013 and has rarely shied away from controversy during his tenure.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Leroy Sane reveals EPL club Havertz will join this summer The league chief usually courts controversy and is rarely withdrawn in his comments – he is behind the league’s attempts to play a fixture in the United States and has had a long-running feud with the Spanish FA over that issue and several other matters, including fixture scheduling. He is also a firm believer that the business models of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are damaging for football generally and also for clubs in Spain’s top flight, leading to a recent war of words with City boss Pep Guardiola following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to allow the club back into European football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Lampard to join City – reports

first_img Press Association Frank Lampard is on the verge of joining Manchester City on loan, according to reports. But reports emerged on Friday night that the 36-year-old was set to move to the Etihad on a six-month deal to help Manuel Pellegrini’s men in their defence of the Barclays Premier League title. Lampard was unveiled in New York on July 24 and admitted he was eager to keep himself fit ahead of his American adventure. “I’m going to keep fit, that’s the main thing. How I do that is not clear yet,” he said. “I’m going to sit round with people at the club and sort that out.” Lampard began his career at West Ham but moved to Stamford Bridge in 2001, making 649 appearances and becoming the Blues’ all-time top scorer with 211 goals. A spell in the Premier League would also be likely to help Lampard extend his England career, which has so far seen him win 106 caps, scoring 29 goals. center_img The England midfielder signed for City’s sister outfit New York City FC this summer, ending 13 trophy-laden years at Chelsea. With the Major League Soccer season not starting until the spring, there was speculation that Lampard would head to Melbourne City, the third club owned by the City Football Group, on a short-term deal. last_img read more

The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus

first_imgThe track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich. The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___ The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July. The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million). Associated Press World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic. April 8, 2020 ___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.last_img read more

Johnson headed home after release from hospital

first_imgUSC running back Stafon Johnson was released from the hospital Wednesday, just 16 days after receiving throat surgery for a weightlifting accident.The senior walked to his press conference at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and flashed a smile and a thumbs up to a waiting throng of reporters.Johnson still requires a breathing tube and cannot speak or swallow, but his doctors were upbeat about his recovery because of how far the senior has already come since the Sep. 28 incident.“He has made extremely remarkable progress at this preliminary stage,” said Dr. Ryan F. Osborne, one of the surgeons who operated on Johnson. “We’re happy with his progress and we’re very optimistic for his long-term prognosis.”Johnson nodded along to the words of his doctors and his mother, Kim Mallory, before his uncle Kregg Anderson read a statement that Johnson wrote on his laptop prior to the press conference.“This is not the end of anything, but the beginning of things to come,” Johnson’s statement read. “I will be back soon.”Doctors had no set target date for when they will ask Johnson to attempt to speak again. They also had no timetable for a return to football, though Johnson nodded and smiled when the notion of playing again was discussed.Johnson will return home to rest and begin the rehabilitation process. He will be monitored “on an outpatient basis,” Osborne said, and will be evaluated later in the week.The day was emotional for Mallory, who stayed by her son’s side throughout his recovery. She thanked fans and friends for their outpour of support through cards and texts, as well as the surgeons who worked with Johnson.“God couldn’t have put together a better team of doctors for us,” Mallory said.The weightlifting injury could have been life-threatening to many other patients who lacked Johnson’s spirit and health, Dr. Jason S. Hamilton said.“His physical stature and his will to survive allowed him to make it to the hospital,” Hamilton said. “When I first evaluated him, I was surprised he even made it to the hospital at all. That’s a testament to him fighting from the beginning.”Johnson has remained in his teammates thoughts during his absence. Starting on Saturday against Notre Dame, USC will wear helmet stickers that read “Sta Fight On 13,” a play on words thought up by USC coach Pete Carroll.Separating himself from the team has proven difficult for Johnson even during his recovery. The Compton native watched USC’s 30-3 win against Cal from his hospital bed and couldn’t help but get excited.“He was pushing in bed like he’s Allen Bradford trying to get a touchdown,” Mallory said. “The whole time, it was like he was in the game, but from afar.”Johnson drew support from throughout the community and even rival UCLA fans after the incident and continues to gain supporters.“I wasn’t a football fan before, but I am now,” Osborne said. “You can’t help it. Stafon is just infectious.”Before heading home, Johnson scribbled a final note for Mallory to read to the audience. She said it read, “Fight on. Beat the Irish.”last_img read more

Freshmen make use of playing time

first_imgThe Trojans not only have the great fortune of opening up their season against two teams from the Sun Belt Conference, but also the pleasure of playing both of those games at home. Props to Steve Sarkisian for pulling this one off, especially because the remainder of the team’s schedule should prove to be rather grueling.These first couple of games actually remind me a lot of my feelings toward certain colored Starburst candies. No disrespect to the Sunbelt Conference, but home matchups against Arkansas State and Idaho are analogous to the pink and red Starbursts — the ones that you wish you could have more of, but run out quickly so you have to settle for the most undesirable colors like the orange and yellow ones.After Saturday’s game, the team’s season will be filled with these orange and yellow Starbursts that signify road games at Arizona State, Oregon and Notre Dame.The reason I use this candy analogy in order to demonstrate the Trojans’ rigorous schedule is because of the large bundle of young and raw talent that this year’s USC team possesses.Twenty three players made their debuts in a USC uniform last Saturday and 13 of those players were true freshmen. Many of them didn’t only play, but made impact plays at their respective positions.Freshman tailback Ronald Jones, backing up Tre Madden in place of Justin Davis, rushed for 86 yards and took one 44 yards for the first touchdown of his USC career. Fellow freshman running back Aca’Cedric Ware also found the end zone.Even young defenders got theirs as freshman linebacker Osa Masina recovered a fumble off a backwards pass and took it back 46 yards for a score.It was also great to see Cameron Smith become the first true freshman to start an opener for USC since Riki Gray in 1978, in addition to Iman Marshall seeing a significant amount of time at defensive back in his freshman debut after Adoree’ Jackson went down.These freshmen have made the most of their playing time in these first two “gimme” games because they’re going to need all of the confidence and experience they can get heading into the rest of the season.Just about the same time last year, USC marched undefeated into Boston College, fresh off a big win in Palo Alto against Stanford.Victimized by a lack of depth, the Trojans broke down in Beantown and were upset by the Eagles, which appropriately set the theme for the team’s season — not being able to finish games.I specifically remember watching cornerback Jonathan Lockett, then a true freshman, being thrown into the game, given the absence of Josh Shaw, and having a great deal of trouble covering Eagles receivers in the second half.Now that Sarkisian has his depth, he needs to make sure that his “fabulous freshmen” are ready to be thrown into these type of hostile environments later in the season.Recall another group of fabulous freshmen in the early 1990s when the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” took the nation by storm when they reached the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.As a unit, USC’s freshmen won’t have to bear the same responsibility that the “Fab Five” did, but it’s important for them to realize that with all of the hype they’ve received ever since their class signed with USC, also comes an expectation to perform.It seems like this group of freshmen has passed the test so far through just one game, but it has a whole season still to show why they were one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.The Trojans Pac-12 title hopes could very well fall on these freshmen, and it’s important that they are ready for the spotlight.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

What Syracuse players did during snowstorm Stella

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 16, 2017 at 12:04 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds While Miller tweeted he was “disappointed,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim used the extra time to prepare for the first game in the single-elimination tournament.“We had practice,” Boeheim said. “That’s what we do.”MORE COVERAGEGallery: Syracuse stiff-arms North Carolina-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerJim Boeheim on the NIT’s experimental rules: ‘It makes no sense’Syracuse fights off NCAA Tournament disappointment to beat UNC-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerAssistant coach Gerry McNamara fueled Andrew White to break his single-season 3-point recordThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-77 win over UNC-Greensboro Comments About two hours after Syracuse fell short of its season-long goal of making the NCAA Tournament, the Orange’s first-round National Invitation Tournament matchup was set. No. 1 seed SU had a game scheduled fewer than 48 hours away.But due to Stella, the snowstorm that forced the university to operate on a limited basis for two days this week, the game was postponed until Wednesday night. Syracuse (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) pulled away with a 90-77 win over the Spartans (25-10, 14-4 Southern) in front of a season-low attendance of 4,288 in the Carrier Dome.With the extra day after the postponement and horrid road conditions, many Orange players turned to video games to occupy their time.“I just sat around playing video games with the team,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said.Thompson said half of SU’s roster went to Tyler Lydon’s house to play for bragging rights. The freshman’s favorite games are Call of Duty and 2K basketball. Walk-ons Adrian Autry Jr. and Ky Feldman are Lydon’s roommates.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’re big into 2K,” Lydon said, “but me and Adrian like to play FIFA. We play a lot of sports games.”Andrew White, who scored a game-high 34 points on Wednesday, spent the extra time “stuck in the house.” He also made the trek from his University Village apartment to the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center to get extra reps.While Syracuse spent the time at home, North Carolina-Greensboro had to go through its typical pregame routines for a second day in a row. The game wasn’t postponed on Tuesday until about 1 p.m. and UNCG head coach Wes Miller tweeted that it’d have helped him know earlier on.last_img read more

Senior defender Dakota Derrer’s career over at Syracuse with season-ending injury

first_imgSyracuse defender Dakota Derrer’s collegiate career is over due to a season-ending injury, SU Athletics confirmed on Friday. She announced the injury in an Instagram post on Thursday. The injury has not been disclosed.Derrer, a senior, played two games this year during SU’s season opening series against Bemidji State on the weekend of Sept. 29. She led the team in blocked shots each of the past two years, and had played in at least 32 games in every season since she was a freshman.“We have been so fortunate to have such a well-rounded, hard-working player like Dakota on our team,” Flanagan said in a press release. “She was an integral part of our defense and will be missed on the ice, but we are glad that she is still a part of the Orange family.”She finishes her career with five goals and 14 assists, a point total good for 10th-best all time among Syracuse defenders. The Michigan native tallied 143 blocks in 103 career games, and leaves the program tied for the sixth-best plus/minus in team history (+21).Derrer had tallied seven blocks in her two games this year, earning one penalty. She leaves Stephanie Grossi, Megan Quinn, Alysha Burriss, and Abbey Miller as the only seniors on the team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on December 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more