Crystal Kirk

first_imgCrystal Kirk, 38 of Aurora passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg.  Crystal was born Wednesday, March 11, 1981 in Dearborn County, the daughter of Paul and Patty (Taylor) Kirk.  Crystal was a factory worker, enjoyed playing bingo, loved to work and loved being with family.Crystal is survived by mother Patty Caseltine of Aurora; son Shane Holland of Aurora; sisters: Michelle (Chris) Hugentobler of Aurora, Lisa (Ethan) Wheelden of Delaware, and Julie Sizemore of Harrison, OH; brother Steven Sizemore of Harrison, OH; step-father Tom Caseltine of Aurora; step-mother Vivian Kirk of Bright; step-daughter Cassie Coley of Virginia Beach; grandmother Virginia (Taylor) Emery of Moores Hill; 4 nephews; 1 great nephew; 1 great niece; many cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father Paul Kirk, papaw Jack Emery and Gaylen Holland.A service celebrating her life will be held 12 PM Monday, May 6 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 10 AM – 12 PM Monday, May 6 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Crystal to the family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, P.O. Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812) 744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

No guarantees for Given

first_imgRepublic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is remaining coy over Shay Given’s chances of starting the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia on Sunday. The 38-year-old, who retired from international football after the Euro 2012 finals, won his 126th senior cap in Wednesday night’s 2-0 friendly victory over Oman after returning to the fold. However, he will have to wait to see if O’Neill will retain him in Tbilisi at the weekend or stick with David Forde, who has been his first-choice goalkeeper to date. “We have changed the side around so many times now just more or less to see what players can do, all with the one thing in mind: to try to get as prepared as possible for Sunday.” Darron Gibson played 70 minutes on his return from a cruciate ligament injury which sidelined him for 10 months, but central midfield partner Stephen Quinn caught the eye with a quietly assured display. O’Neill said: “Stephen has done fine. Apparently, he might have been looking at one stage maybe of leaving Hull, but he has fought back, fought back impressively to try to get a starting place in their team, and he is playing with a bit of confidence.” O’Neill said: “He didn’t have very much to do. Someone asked if he is guaranteed a place in the starting line-up – absolutely not. “He did fine. He didn’t have anything to do, but for the last couple of days he has been excellent around the place. He has been very encouraging to the other goalkeepers and to everyone else. “Actually, he has been very positive in terms of attitude. He’s not expected anything and that’s the way it will be.” Given, who was replaced by Rob Elliot at half-time, did not have a save of note to make as Ireland won without having to be anywhere near their best. Goals from Kevin Doyle and Alex Pearce either side of half-time were enough to secure the victory, although both David Meyler and Aiden McGeady hit the woodwork. The challenge will be significantly stiffer in Georgia, where O’Neill will turn to his big guns once again after fielding an experimental side at the Aviva Stadium and collecting just the second win of his eight games in charge to date, a run which included clashes with World Cup-bound Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal. He said: “If you want, every friendly game, let’s play someone you think you can beat – I’m not in for that. “Listen, we have won the game, we have taken a bit of confidence – there was never lack of confidence even with the games in the summer time. Press Associationlast_img read more

Red letter day for Kennedy

first_img Elliott said: “Jack gave him a good ride and he doesn’t do much wrong. Of From Frost, he added: “He definitely wants good ground and he’ll mix it with flat and hurdles.” Neverushacon gave Jessica Harrington an across-the-card double after landing the Morrison BMW Hurdle. After leading at the third last under Robbie Power, the 7-4 briefly looked in trouble when headed by Dai Bando two out, but rallied well to beat the fast-finishing Vercingetorix by a length and three quarters. That success added to Harrington’s win at Down Royal with Lake Champlain, and the handler said: “He ran badly at the Curragh last time but he’d had three quick runs and I’ve done nothing with him since. “I was delighted with the way he jumped considering he’s only had one run over hurdles and the others had a lot more experience. “Robbie said he was doing nothing in front and had his ears pricked. “He’ll mix it with the Flat and hopefully will end up in the four-year-old hurdle at Galway or he could be hijacked into the big amateur handicap.” The 7lb claimer was content to look on from the rear of the field on the Gordon Elliott-trained 10-1 chance, but took closer order at the third last. Jumping upsides Duckweed at the final flight, From Frost found plenty for pressure to win by three-quarters of a length, with Best Value less than two lengths back in third. Young jockey Jack Kennedy enjoyed a big success at Gowran when guiding From Frost to victory in the Ladbrokes Jack Duggan Memorial Handicap Hurdle.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Louis van Gaal’s approach remains a hot topic at Manchester United

first_img DEFENDING Van Gaal selected a back four on this occasion having gone with a three-man defence against Leicester and – with debutant Guillermo Varela coming on in place of Paddy McNair midway through – another shut-out was successfully secured. But United survived some major scares, particularly in the first half, with David de Gea saving well when Victor Moses was clean through, and West Ham striking the post twice in quick succession off the heads of Mauro Zarate and Winston Reid. Zarate then passed up a decent opportunity after the break, skewing his shot wide. ATTACKING In the absence of the injured Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini started in the number 10 position behind Anthony Martial, flanked on either side by Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata. A promising start going forward, during which Fellaini made a nuisance of himself and Martial was only denied by a superb Reid block, faded as the first half went on, even though the hosts had the greater share of the ball. United were then more on the front foot again for a lot of the second half, but they could not find a way through a determined West Ham backline. They had an impressive 21 shots at goal, but only one of them was on target. CROWD REACTION While they had been keeping plenty of clean sheets, the Red Devils’ possession-based style had also delivered relatively few goals and been widely criticised as boring, with cries of “attack, attack, attack” being yelled at the team by some United supporters pining for the more dynamic displays of old. Here, Press Association Sport assesses how Van Gaal’s men performed in the 0-0 draw with the Hammers. Manchester United went into the Barclays Premier League home clash against West Ham with their brand of football under Louis van Gaal a hot topic of discussion. A mixed bag during the match. At one point during the first half, West Ham fans interjected the more or less complete silence from their United counterparts by singing “this is The Emirates”, comparing the atmosphere with the oft-mocked one of Arsenal. The calls for more attacking football from the United faithful also came and went at different stages – and there were loud boos at the final whistle. OVERALL Some encouraging moments for United, but the fact is that it was a fourth 0-0 draw in six home games in all competitions – so ultimately, more of the same. Press Associationlast_img read more

GFF’s pre-season transfer window now open

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) pre-season transfer window is open to accommodate player transfers, both locally and internationally.The two-month transfer window opened on June 1 and will conclude on July 31, 2019 and players are asked to maximise the opportunity in a timely manner.A Domestic Transfer, in order to be considered procedurally correct, must involve the Former Club, the Player, the Former Regional Member Association (RMA), the New Club, and the New RMA (in the case of a transfer out of the Former Association).Unless all of these entities are informed and involved, and provided that none of these raises any legitimate concerns with the attempted transfer and refuses to concur or approve the transfer, the transfer is incomplete.The New Club has the recourse of seeking the intervention of the relevant RMA, or subsequently the GFF, if it is of the view that the transfer is being unjustly hindered by the Former Club or the relevant RMA.In the case of international transfers, the process begins at the new club, which requests and initiates the process via the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) following discussions with the former clubs.The process for the Domestic Transfer is as follows:1. The new club confirms the player has an interest in the transfer and, if so, the new club makes contact with the former club to negotiate the transfer agreement2. If it’s agreed, the new club collects the transfer document from the relevant RMA3. Each entity involved fills and signs its allocated part of the form; namely, the player, the former club, and the new club.4. The form is then submitted to the relevant RMA, which confirms the authenticity of the involvement of each party5. Everything being in order, the RMA approves the transfer and gives a copy to the new club6. If the player is being transferred across RMA, the new club takes its copy of the form to the new RMA so that the player can be registered within that RMA and cleared for participation as a player of that club.It is important to note that the GFF is the RMA for Elite Clubs. The GFF is open from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs, Monday to Friday.last_img read more

Syracuse lets lead slip late in 77-73 loss to North Carolina

first_img Published on January 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Brianna Butler received a handoff and curled from the right corner to the wing. Bria Day screened Butler’s defender, opening a sliver of space to shoot, but Day’s defender stuck a hand in Butler’s face as she hurled a 3-point attempt.The ball didn’t even graze the rim and floated under the hoop’s netting with eight seconds remaining and Syracuse trailing by two. Cornelia Fondren battled for position under the basket and extended her left arm but still couldn’t snag the Orange’s 30th offensive rebound.Syracuse’s best chance to reclaim the lead it held for the first 36 minutes had vanished.“It was a good look,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We had a good look at the basket late in the game, it just didn’t go down.”North Carolina (12-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) went on to hit four more free throws to seal a 77-73 win over visiting Syracuse (11-4, 1-1) on Thursday night at Carmichael Arena. The Orange finished 28-of-87 from the field and 9-of-29 from 3-point range. Briana Day and Brittney Sykes eventually fouled out, Alexis Peterson and Butler each had four fouls and only four SU players scored more than three points each.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a 36-point thrashing of then-No. 12 Duke on Sunday, Syracuse’s momentum early in conference play was halted against UNC, when it was outscored by 10 in the fourth quarter and suffered its first loss of the season to an unranked team.“That’s a good basketball team,” Hillsman said, “and we had an opportunity to win the game and we didn’t get it done. It’s disappointing not to win that game.”The Orange jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but the Tar Heels settled down by halftime and had just one less made field goal and six fewer points.Throughout the second half, the Orange battled foul trouble. Its key players remained on the court for much of the last 20 minutes, but they weren’t as aggressive defensively as a result, Hillsman said.North Carolina took its first lead of the game, 66-65, with four minutes left as Destinee Walker split in between Butler and Fondren and finished a right-handed layup. SU trailed by one with 2:16 remaining when Briana Day, the Orange’s best post player, fouled out and her twin sister Bria Day subbed in for her. North Carolina’s Stephanie Watts, who finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, hit one of two free throws and a Peterson jumper on the other end tied it at 69 with fewer than two minutes left.But then North Carolina’s Jamie Cherry hit a jumper and, later, drove the lane and attracted Peterson’s attention, which opened up Hillary Summers underneath the hoop. Still, with eight seconds left, Syracuse trailed by two and had a chance to take the lead or at least tie it. But Butler’s 3 fell short and a game that was once in the Orange’s grasp slipped away.“We just didn’t guard the ball late,” Hillsman said. “They got straight line drives to the basket for layups. It’s hard to win like that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Football falls to BYU in first road test

first_imgIt looked like the Trojans might come out on top before the game went into overtime. Redshirt sophomore kicker Chase McGrath nailed a clutch 52-yard field goal to tie the game, and the Trojans got the ball back with 46 seconds to go. The Trojans totaled 171 rush yards between Slovis and their three backs, far more than the 115 rush yards they had against Stanford. “You get up in the second half, they make a couple plays, we make a couple plays, we find ourselves in overtime,” said USC head coach Clay Helton. “I thought the defense did a really nice job on the first series in overtime, and we had the opportunity to close the door and the ball bounced the wrong way. That happens sometimes.” “[A road game] is the first big game a freshman quarterback is going to have,” said junior offensive tackle Austin Jackson. “[Slovis] responded well … He accepted [what his coaches said] and the coaches made the adjustments. He’ll pick it up next time, I’m sure he will.” After Slovis’ near-perfect performance in his first start against Stanford, many eyes trained on the young starter to see if he could repeat his excellent debut. This was not the case. Offensive coordinator Graham Harrell’s Air Raid offense looked a little different against a Cougar team that was clearly prepared for his strategy. The Cougars stacked the secondary and often double-teamed the Trojans’ wide receivers, so USC had to adjust and focus more on the run game than in prior weeks. BYU led by 3 points after the first overtime drive, and USC had a chance to tie the game or seal the deal on a manageable third-and-6. Then freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis threw into double coverage and the ball was deflected and intercepted. Cougars fans swarmed the field as refs confirmed the 30-27 upset. Although the Trojans were able to sack Wilson three times in the second half, he used his legs to get an important late-game touchdown for BYU.  Redshirt junior running back Vavae Malepeai had the majority of the snaps with 96 rushing yards and a touchdown. Redshirt freshman running back Markese Stepp also had some nice looks, putting up 53 yards and showcasing his strength on some tough carries. “[Wilson’s] just very nice with his feet, very good in space,” said freshman defensive lineman Drake Jackson. “So when he does quick stuff like that it’s just up to him, he’s a playmaker.” Even though the loss disappointed many fans who had high hopes after the Trojans’ dominant second half against Stanford, Helton said that the team should not be counted out yet. “It’s one game,” Helton said. “We’ve got to correct it and move on. We plan on doing big things this season, and it’s early in the season. I like this football team, and I like these kids, and I like their mindset. They will do great things.” Senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. led the Trojan wide receivers Saturday with nine receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns. (Tal Volk / Daily Trojan) Along with the pick that ended the game, Slovis threw two first half interceptions, giving the ball to the Cougars in the red zone on both occasions. As the Trojans were driving downfield, Slovis fired a pass in the direction of senior receiver Michael Pittman Jr., and a penalty flag fell as Pittman tripped on the sideline. As Trojan fans cheered, expecting a 15-yard penalty on the defense, the referee called offensive pass interference on Pittman, and the Trojans were backed up too far to score before overtime. On the defensive end, the Trojans had trouble with pass rushing and containing BYU sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson, especially given the absence of senior defensive lineman Christian Rector. The Trojans failed to sack Wilson in the first half, and he evaded the defense to catch a pass for 19 yards on a trick play. The Trojans return to the Coliseum Friday to take on No. 10 Utah, which comes off a dominant 31-0 victory against Idaho State.last_img read more

SU Athletics signs new multi-year agreement with Nike

first_imgSyracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack announced a new agreement with Nike and gave an update on the ACC Network launch and Carrier Dome renovations during a press conference Friday at Manley Field House.Deal with NikeSU Athletics and Nike signed a multi-year agreement, extending the university’s decades-long partnership with the brand, Wildhack said. As part of the deal, Nike will provide gear, apparel and equipment to all SU athletes, coaches and staff.“The agreement benefits all 600 of our student athletes, which was very important to us,” Wildhack said.The deal increases products for each sport, enabling them to better allocate resources and funding to areas such as recruitment and operations. Wildhack was unable to specify the length of the deal with Nike due to a mutual confidentiality agreement. Other deals between schools and athletics brands can span anywhere between six and 15 years, but the agreement between SU and Nike is shorter than that, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn return for wearing and using Nike products, the company will dispense royalty revenue and performance-based bonuses, according to a press release. The performance-based bonus is team-related, and are typical among contracts with Nike, he said. Nike will also supply SU with base-cash compensation.“When there’s some compensation in there, that gets invested back into each program, so the student athletes do benefit from that,” he said.Two summer internship positions at Nike headquarters will be given annually to SU students as part of Nike’s agreement with the university. Wildhack said the positions will be held by one student and one student athlete.Though Wildhack could not confirm whether SU football may soon play in orange Nike uniforms, he said he has heard fans’ feedback on the team’s current white uniforms.The Orange’s relationship with Nike has spanned more than three decades. The men’s basketball program first wore Nike footwear in the early 1980s, with football lacing up the shoes in 1991, according to a press release. Syracuse men’s basketball, football and lacrosse teams all donned Nike uniforms in the mid-1990s, with all SU athletic programs wearing footwear, uniforms and apparel starting in the early 2000s.ACC Network LaunchThe Orange will face the Virginia Cavaliers in the men’s basketball season opener. Fans will only be able to watch the game on the ACC Network, which launches on Aug. 27. Distribution agreements for the ACC Network are in place between DirecTV, Verizon Fios and Google Live TV, among others.Wildhack encouraged fans to register for the ACC Network, which he said will increase coverage of both women’s and Olympic sports.Carrier Dome construction updateThe Carrier Dome’s box office is relocating to the Ensley Athletic Center on Monday, he said. Renovations to the Dome’s exterior continue in preparation for the replacement of the stadium’s roof.“For all of us and for everyone in the community I think there’s excitement to see that project underway,” Wildhack said. Comments Published on June 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm Contact Emma: esfolts@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

RED & BLUE corner of a 24-team AFCON

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF), led by President Ahmad converged at the International Conference Centre, Mohammed VI, Skhirat, Morocco, for a symposium on the development of African Football.Highlights of the two-day symposium Includes discuss on a change in date of the Africa Cup of Nations, as well as a possible expansion of the tournament to 24 teams. There will also be talks on changing the host of the next edition to Morocco‚ who are set to take over the 2019 finals from Cameroon. Morocco opted out of hosting the AFCON in 2012 due to break out of the Ebola virus in most part of Africa.African football legends aren’t left out as they dialogue about legacy for players and how to help young African footballers better prepare for life after career. Of all, that which spawns more conversations and divided opinions is the expansion of the tournament to 24-teams format and change in date of the biennial championship. Related Typical, there are pros and cons regarding every decision.The Blue Corner (Proponents) – Those in this divide believe the expansion provides an avenue for CAF, FAs, to cash in on improved financial deals once properly marketed. Also, the tournament will take on “Multi-hosting” or “Regional hosting” pattern which involves most from the 56 member associations. Even more, there are countries with an expansive capacity that have tolerable infrastructures able to accommodate a 24-team AFCON.The Red Corner (Counter) – The people on here aren’t enemies of football or allergic to change. In fairness, they just see differently. AFCON is an elite tournament which only the best on the continent should compete in and an expansion is likely to take that prestige off the competition. Also, based on the economic challenges, there are very few countries that can host a 24-team Africa Cup of Nations adequately.Transportation – it’s easy to relate the difficulty level to 75% as very few countries have direct flights to most capitals.On change of date, the leadership of CAF set up a committee to access the possibility of the competition transformation. Members made it lucid that the real actors (national team coaches and players) most of whom are based abroad were contacted to solicit opinion on a change of date for the competition. The response was near unanimous that June/July was better off than January/February regardless of the “unfavorable” weather conditions and fatigue.History: In 1957 there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. The field grew to include nine teams for the third ANC in 1962 in Addis Ababa. The 1992 Cup of Nations expanded the number of final tournament participants to 12. The number of participants in the final tournament reached 16 in 1998.As the aphorism goes, “the only thing constant is change.” How successful this experiment would become – only time will reveal.last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21, 2013

first_imgSaturday, July 20th, 2013•12:07 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•5:52 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of food in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•7:09 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 2000 block N. Madison, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21: Friday, July 19, 2013•3:45 a.m. Ian H. Oneal, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective tag violation, no proof of insurance and no driver’s license in possession.•6:20 a.m. Gretchen S. Moore, 44, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.•6:55 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1000 block S. Washington, Wellington vehicle tags/solar lights.•9:44 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1000 block N. Park, Wellington.•11:14 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•On July 7, 2013 at 11:17 a.m. Officers investigated theft of services by a known suspect in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•12:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•1:17 p.m. Officers impounded a vehicle in the 800 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•1:49 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 900 block N . Woodlawn, Wellington. Sunday, July 21, 2013•1:42 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute in known subject(s) in the 1800 block N. A, Wellington.•2:16 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1000 block S. C, Wellington.•3:20 p.m. Officers investigated endangering a child, disorderly conduct and theft in the 800 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•7:36 p.m. Officers investigated possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal registration and no proof of insurance in the 200 block W. 15th, Wellington.•8:13 p.m. Scott T. Stout, 34, Tonkawa, Okla. was arrested and confined on a Sumner County bench warrant for failure to appear.•8:14 p.m. Scott T. Stout, 34, Tonkawa, Okla. was arrested and charged with possession of depressant and possession of drug paraphernalia.•8:14 p.m. Darcy D. Dickover, 22, Tonkawa, Okla. was arrested and charged with possession of depressant, possession of drug parapheranlia, illegal registration and no proof of insurance.•8:21 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more