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Mrs. Helen Frances (Ford) Stewart

first_imgMrs. Helen Frances (Ford) Stewart, age 98, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Kettering, Ohio, entered this life on September 5, 1921 in Mt. Sterling, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Henry George and Elsie R. (Gibbs) Ford. Helen was raised in Mt. Sterling, Indiana where she attended the Mt. Sterling Grammar School and graduated from Vevay High School in 1940. One week after graduating from high school, she attended Miller School of Business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Helen was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church and was baptized in the church on October 19, 1933 by Pastor Carlisle. Helen was united in marriage on March 5, 1945 to Robert K. Stewart in Vallejo, California and they shared 58 years together until Robert’s passing on October 4, 2003. Helen was formerly employed for 5 years at Wright Aeronautical (now known as GE), 3 years at Montgomery Ward and 13 years for Arnold Hawk Cuthbertson, until they merged with Deloitte, where she continued to work another 20 years until retiring in 1983. During her lifetime, she lived in Cincinnati, Ohio; Kettering, Ohio; Vallejo, California; Chicago, Illinois; but lived most of her life (63 years) in Dayton, Ohio. In May 2013, she moved back to Cincinnati and resided at Eastgate Village Retirement facility to be closer to her son and daughter. Helen enjoyed and was faithful in attending church services and Bible studies. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling and traveling. She was able to visit a major portion of the U.S. and took several overseas trips with her husband. Helen passed away at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.Helen will be missed by her daughter, Debra J. Crosby and her husband, Bruce of Moscow, OH; her 6-grandchildren, Erin, Kelli, Genny, Dana, Amanda and Wyatt; 7-great-grandchildren, Roman, Avery, Eliza, Finn, Vivienne, Adi and Gracie and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Stewart, died October 4, 2003; her son, Gregory D. Stewart, died September 2014; her parents, Henry George and Elsie R. (Gibbs) Ford; her brothers, George, Robert “Bobby”, James Henry and Paul Ford; her sister, Mary Ann (Ford) Ricketts, died January 27, 2018; her niece, Kimberly Ford and her nephew, Michael Lee “Mike” Ricketts, died February 26, 2005.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Ron Lee and Bill Ford at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Everton agree deal to sign Bury teenager Matty Foulds in January

first_img The Toffees announced on Thursday afternoon that the 17-year-old was set to move to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee in January. Foulds, a product of Bury’s academy, has made two senior appearances to date, the first coming in August when he came on as a substitute in the Shakers’ Capital One Cup defeat to Leicester. A week later he played the full 90 minutes of a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Accrington. Press Associationcenter_img Everton have agreed a deal to sign teenage defender Matty Foulds from Bury.last_img read more

Solomon kept his cool to create cricket’s first-ever tied Test

first_imgBy Brydon Coverdale(CRICINFO) – He stands at backward square-leg, closer in than usual. Everyone is closer than usual. Frank Worrell has made sure of it. Australia need one run to win; the West Indians must attack.Worrell reminds Wes Hall not to bowl a no-ball and calms his men, some of whom flap about in the excitement of the moment. Joe Solomon needs no such quieting.By his nature he is unflappable.Three balls ago, Hall had a run-out chance from point-blank range, three stumps to aim at. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, he would hit.This is the one in a hundred. Next delivery, Hall ran towards midwicket, almost collided with Rohan Kanhai, and dropped a catch off his own bowling. Pressure does funny things, even to great players.Joe Solomon is not a great player. He scored 65 and 47 earlier in this match, but will end his career with one Test century and an average of 34. As a batsman he lacks flair. As a fieldsman he is dazzling. His aim is true, honed by years of pelting stones at mangoes as a boy back home in Guyana. Last over he threw down the stumps from midwicket to run-out Alan Davidson.Two deliveries remain in the match. The scores are level. One run for an Australian victory, one wicket for the first tie in Test history. As Lindsay Kline faces up to Hall, he simply wants to put bat on ball, and run. The pressure is immense. But there is no more level-headed West Indian on the field than Joe Solomon. And when Kline nudges the ball behind square, Solomon is ready.He sees the ball coming his way; he has no time to think. He acts on instinct, runs to the ball, picks it up, aims at the one and only stump he can see.And, like he did in the previous over, and like he did with all those stones aimed at mango stalks, he hits. His team-mates leap in joy. Kline’s partner, Ian Meckiff, is run-out. History has been made, and Joe Solomon made it.He has lived in New York since 1984. For some years he split his time between his two homes, while he coached in Guyana. He still travels back to Guyana once a year, and stays for a few months.Joe Solomon now 86, is still coolBack home he worked in the accounts office for the sugar estates, and later coached the company’s cricket team. Cricket has always been part of Solomon’s life.And yet, like Solomon himself, the signs of cricket in his house are understated to the point of forgotten. There are a few cricket books on a shelf, most with Caribbean themes. There is a solitary photo, a head-and-shoulders profile shot of himself as a young cricketer. It is on the bottom shelf of a display case, hidden behind trinkets.Besides friends and family, does anybody know that an important cricketing figure lives here?“The family next door are from Bangladesh,” Joe Solomon says. “They know who I am.”Solomon is as laconic as he is iconic. If one word will do, he will not use two. If no words are necessary, he will not utter one. He lets the thing speak for itself. He is introspective and unassuming. He was at the heart of one of cricket’s greatest moments, but even now, 56 years later, he plays it down.“You don’t think about it,” he says. “You just go and pick it up and …,” he mimics the throwing action.As easy at that. Of course, it was Solomon’s second direct hit in two overs. No man had a greater impact on the outcome of the tied Test than Joe Solomon. How did he come to have such a sharp eye and sure arm?“There used to be a mango tree near where we used to live, just hanging over the fence, more or less,” he says. “The mangoes used to be hanging over, so I just pelted them.”Asked to name the best fieldsmen he ever saw, Solomon nominates Rohan Kanhai and Basil Butcher. It is perhaps no coincidence that they came from the same small village as Solomon.In fact, the cricketing output of tiny Port Mourant, Berbice, is remarkable: Solomon, Kanhai, Butcher, Alvin Kallicharran, Ivan Madray and John Trim, all emerged from there to play Test cricket.“We all used to pelt down the mangoes,” Solomon says.As a batsman, Solomon lacked the glamour of some of his contemporaries, but he knew how to accumulate runs. Though he was a late starter in first-class cricket, debuting at 26, he proved his credentials quickly and emphatically. His first three innings in first-class cricket were centuries: 114 not out against Jamaica, 108 against Barbados, 121 against the touring Pakistanis.From there he was straight into the West Indies squad to tour India. He received half pay from the sugar estates while on that tour, and on every subsequent tour was lucky enough to receive full pay. In his fourth Test he scored an unbeaten 100 in Delhi, and averaged 117 in the series.“I could bat spin fairly well,” he says. “You look at the bowler’s hand, what he’s doing, leg-break, off-break, how he’s pacing it. I would look at his hand, use the feet and then play it. I made a Test hundred in India. I made 96 against India in Barbados. I got caught. I thought I’d hit a six and I was caught at backward square-leg.”Although he made useful runs in the tied Test, Solomon’s batting on that tour is best remembered for the minor controversy in the second Test, at the MCG, when he was out hit-wicket as his cap fell on the stumps. So popular had the West Indians become with the Australian fans after the tied Test that the crowd booed at Solomon’s dismissal.“I don’t know what happened,” Solomon says. “Up to now, I don’t know. It never happened before. I played back to Benaud, played the ball and my cap fell on the stumps. They said I am out. That’s the rule, you’re out. It was just one of those things.”Remarkably, it was his second hit-wicket dismissal in consecutive Tests, and the one during the tied Test rankles more with Solomon.“I can’t remember hitting the wicket,” he says. “It was on the third run they gave me out. The wicketkeeper showed the umpire the bail was off. We’d run three already. You’d think after you hit the wicket and take off for the first run they would show you and appeal to the umpire. But on the third run they gave me out. It was not fair.”The West Indian team celebrates as Joe Solomon threw down the stumps from square-leg to run out Ian Meckiff with only two balls to go and Test cricket witnessed the first ever tie on December 14, 1960.Still, it is a minor irritation from an otherwise perfect tour, a series that revitalised Test cricket after the dour play of the 1950s. Benaud and Worrell encouraged their sides to play attractive, aggressive cricket. Such was the reverence in which Worrell’s men were held in Australia that, even before the series finished, the Australian board announced that from then on, the teams would play for the Frank Worrell Trophy.“He didn’t get ruffled in the field,” Solomon says of Worrell. “He could see where people were hitting. He could see it quickly. If a fella hit a four or bat long, he didn’t get ruffled. He’d say, ‘It’s his day’, or something like that. ‘Everybody has his day.’“He died early too. He was a nice fella. Besides cricket, he would talk about different things we should do in life. He was broad, it wasn’t just cricket.”Worrell died of leukemia aged just 42, the first of the tied-Test cricketers to pass away.There is no reason to expect it will come soon. He remains slight of frame, is fit, and plays golf regularly. But he is 86, and naturally with the passage of time comes the loss of friends and loved ones. He is a widower.He is also one of 12 surviving players from the tied Test. Since Solomon travelled to Brisbane in 2000 for the 40th anniversary, five more of his cohorts have passed away: Alf Valentine and Gerry Alexander from West Indies, and Norm O’Neill, Benaud and Kline from Australia.last_img read more

Irish trio make steeple chase final

first_imgTreacy and Flaherty finished 5th and 6th in their heat while Finn was 4th in hers.Despite a season best time Ben Reynolds finished last in his 110 metres hurdles heat.Reynolds was unlucky as the other 7 runners in the heat qualified with 3 going through as fastest losers. Christine Mc Mahon runs in the 400 metres hurdles heats this afternoon.This evening Ciara Magean, Marcus Lawler and Amy Foster are all on the track.last_img

Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

first_img TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions July 27, 2020 Related Articles Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets.It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of wagering on suspicious matches” were placed in the immediate build up.The New York Times has named the match in question as that involving Spanish paid David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco, who fell to a 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-1 defeat against João Sousa and Leonardo Mayer, of Portugal and Argentina respectively, last week.Speaking to ABC, Pinnacle’s Sports Integrity Manager Sam Gomersall stated that “we would anticipate some minor odds movement in any tennis match”.Before adding: “We followed our strict protocol when it comes [to] match-fixing alerts by notifying the authorities on site at Wimbledon and reducing our market offering immediately.” It is reported that Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) has referred the matter onto the Tennis Integrity Unit, who said in a statement “The TIU has become more transparent, hence our publication of [quarterly] match alert data, but that is also balanced against the need for operational confidentiality, as in this matter”.This follows news in May that Argentine Nicolás Kicker had been found guilty of match-fixing offences, as announced by the TIU, making him the highest ranking player at that time to be convicted.Made hours before the draw for the French Open, Kicker was subsequently removed and a month later was handed a $25,000 fine and six-year ban, three of which are suspended on a probationary basis. Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation June 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Submitlast_img read more

Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: No. 5 Mark Walter, Dodgers Chairman

first_imgTop 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Introduction• Photo gallery of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structure Name: Mark WalterTitle: Chairman and Controlling Owner, DodgersAge: 54Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten are the faces of Dodgers ownership, but if money is power, Walter holds most of the cards. The founder and CEO of the Guggenheim Partners, which purchased the Dodgers for $2.1 billion in 2012, is technically the controlling owner of the Dodgers thanks to his portion of the investment in the record purchase price. The Chicago financier’s preference to maintain a low profile has been slightly compromised by the acquisition of the Dodgers, which may not be his only venture into sports endeavors considering his company’s $125 billion in assets. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Poison Control Center getting increased calls about disinfectants

first_imgSIOUX CITY — Some people are misinterpreting comments made by President Trump during a White House news conference on Thursday as a potential cure or prevention for COVID-19, but that’s not the case.Tammy Noble, a registered nurse, and spokeswoman for the Iowa Poison Control Center, says under no circumstances should anyone inject bleach or a disinfectant. “That could actually be very harmful by injecting that into your bloodstream,” Noble says. “We don’t even recommend using disinfectants or bleach products on human skin because they can be very dangerous, cause burns to the skin, and lots of irritation.”Noble says the Sioux City-based hotline has taken -no- calls about this topic, but since the pandemic began, there has been an increase in calls about a variety of problems related to hand sanitizers, bleach and disinfectants. Noble says, “Callers are usually reporting exposures because they accidentally swallow it or sometimes the adults, while they’re cleaning, are inhaling the fumes from it, or they’re ending up with eye or skin exposures.”If you’ll be using any of those types of chemicals, Noble says to read and follow the directions carefully and keep the area well ventilated by opening doors and windows. “If you do breathe in too much of the fumes, oftentimes people will feel irritation in their nose, their throat, their lungs,” Noble says. “Sometimes, people can have difficulty breathing or tightness in their chest.”Never mix bleach with ammonia or other chemicals or products, including vinegar, as it can create a toxic gas. Noble also reminds Iowans to store chemicals up and away, out of reach of children. The Iowa Poison Control Center is open around the clock, every day at 1-800-222-1222.last_img read more

Uganda cranes stop Somalia in 2020 CHAN qualifier

first_imgThe Cranes will host Somalia in the return leg on August 3rd at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. In-case Uganda Cranes win they will face the winner between South Sudan and Burundi. The Burundi team started the campaign with a 2-0 home win over South Sudan on Saturday. In the first match played around the CECAFA region on Friday Ethiopia defeated hosts Djibouti 1-0.   On Sunday Tanzania will host the Harambee Stars of Kenya in what promises to be a thriller. The two sides faced off in the just concluded 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Kenya winning 3-2.The CHAN tournament is played by locally based players playing in the domestic leagues of the respective countries. Morocco are the defending champions.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Uganda Cranes. PHOTO via @OfficialFUFAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes picked a vital 3-1 win over Somalia in the first leg of the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.Patrick Henry Kaddu gave Uganda Cranes the lead when he converted a penalty seconds to the end of first half at the Al Haji Hassan Guled Stadium in Djibouti.The hosts Somalia opted to host the game in Djibouti because of the unstable security situation in their country.Somalia led by skipper Feysal Ahmad Hassan and Said Calibana Hajji tried to play a highly defensive game, but the Cranes stepped up their game in the second half to score two more goals.Another KCCA FC player Mustafa Kizza made it 2-0 after 64 minutes before Taddeo Lwanga also scored on 83 minutes. Farhan Mohammed Ahmad scored a consolation goal for Somalia after 84 minutes.“We are happy to get a win in an away game. We now need to get back and prepare well for the return leg in Kampala,” said Uganda Cranes interim coach Abudallah Mubiru after the game.last_img read more

New drive to inspire women and girl golfers

first_img9 Oct 2014 New drive to inspire women and girl golfers England Golf has launched a drive to attract more women and girls to play the game and join golf clubs.It’s being led by Lauren Spray, the new Women and Girls’ Participation Manager, who is herself a keen golfer and huge enthusiast for the game.“There are so many reasons to play golf,” said Lauren (pictured). “There are lots of health and fitness benefits, it’s something you can do with family and friends and you can enjoy the great outdoors on hundreds of different courses across the country.”The England Golf Strategic Plan 2014-17 aims to increase participation and club membership and it highlights the current state of the women’s game, showing that only 15 per cent of the membership is female. This is in contrast to the average in Europe where women and girls make up around 30 per cent of club membership.In addition, latest participation figures from Sport England show that 113,300 women and girls are regular, once-a-week golfers, compared with almost 600,000 men.England Golf will support clubs to attract more women into the game with a targeted programme to grow female participation and membership, which will be launched in 2015. Guidance on good practice will also be available to clubs. Support for junior girls will also form part of England Golf’s Club Junior Offer.  Details will be available soon on the England Golf website.A Women and Girls’ Advisory Group is also being created to support Lauren’s work. This will include up to eight volunteers who will help to shape the content and delivery of women and girls’ activity.Applications are invited and the closing date for applications is 31 October 2014.Lauren has a degree in golf management from Birmingham University and is working towards her Masters. She has been a member of the England Golf Partnership’s Youth Panel, which gives young golfers a voice in the development of the game, and now helps to lead it. Before taking on this role she worked for the Nottinghamshire Golf Partnership as the Get into golf officer and for the PGA as a regional coach development officer.She has played golf since she was about 12, has a scratch handicap and represents Nottinghamshire where she’s a member at Stanton on the Wold and at Notts Ladies’ – and is ladies’ champion at both.  “I like to play golf both socially with my friends and to compete,” she said. “Golf is great because the handicap system means players of all different abilities can enjoy playing together.”last_img read more

Saracens, Scotland without Maitland

first_imgThe wing sustained an injury to his right ankle in Sarries’ loss to Wasps earlier this month and had surgery this week. He is expected to be out of action for 12 weeks.Maitland has scored eight tries during his first season with the club after his move from London Irish and will be unavailable for the Premiership semi-final at Exeter Chiefs this Saturday.The 28-year-old will also miss the decider on May 27, should the holders, who have retained their European Champions Cup crown, reach the domestic showpiece at Twickenham.Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has called up wing Rory Hughes and full-back Greig Tonks to replace Maitland for the matches against Italy in Singapore, Australia in Sydney and Fiji in Suva next month.BREAKING | Head Coach Gregor Townsend adds Rory Hughes & Greig Tonks to Scotland summer tour squad after Maitland ruled out through injury.— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) May 18, 2017last_img read more