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Melvin E. Robbins, 92

first_imgMelvin E. Robbins, 92, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Born, November 20, 1924 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Dola and Luvina (Rathburn) Robbins.  Melvin graduated in 1943 from Greensburg High School.  He served in WW II in the Army Medical Corp.  He received a Purple Heart medal, Bronze Star medal, POW medal, and the French Legion of Merit medal for his service in the war. After the war he attended Indiana University.  Melvin was a fireman for the Greensburg Fire Department for 30 years.  He was served as Assistant Fire Chief for 14 years and retired in 1980.  After his retirement, he worked for over 25 years at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.  Melvin was also a jeweler and worked on watches and clocks up until his death. Melvin was a life member of the VFW #5584, a member of the American Legion #129, Masonic Lodge #36, 32 degree Mason of the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis, a lifetime member of the Conservation Club, and a member of the First Baptist Church. He married Virginia Rosalie Hamer on June 16, 1946 and she preceded him in death on September 23, 2015. He is survived by one daughter, Joretta (Ron) Headlee, Indianapolis; one sister, Gertrude McFarland, Bellbrook, OH; three grandchildren, Shelley Post, David (Brandy) Headlee, Nicole (Kyle) Juday; six great grandchildren and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; one daughter, Darlene Riley; one brother, William Robbins; one sister, Alma Small. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a Masonic Service to be held at 7:30.  Visitation will also be held on Thursday at the First Baptist Church from 10 to 11:00 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 with Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating. Interment with full military graveside services will be held in the South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Robbins Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Vardy’s penalty double,Castagne give Leicester much-needed 3-0 victory over West Brom

first_imgLeicester City proved their might against West Brom and ran away with a 3-0 triumph in another thrilling Premier League duel on Sunday. A 56th minute goal by new-comer, Timothy Castagne and double penalty goals from James Vardy in the 74th and 84th minutes were all Leicester City needed to grab the three points at stake in the keenly contested match. It was a really tough afternoon for West Brom’s midfielders Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers. They were left in against three great players in Leicester’s midfield with no help from the Baggies’ forwards or full-backs. read also:Leicester City in top shape for West Brom challenge They ultimately ran out of gas after chasing shadows all afternoon which allowed Leicester to destroy them in the second half. The Foxes looked stronger, fitter and if you’re being brutally honest – more talented. After goalkeeper Sam Johnstone twice came to the home side’s rescue with saves to deny Harvey Barnes in the first half, new signing Timothy Castagne broke the deadlock when he nodded home a far-post cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet nine minutes after the restart. Vardy, last season’s Premier League top scorer, then got up to score from the spot after being dragged back by Kyle Bartley as he chased into the box to support a move that saw Johnstone deny former Baggies loanee Barnes for a third time. The 33-year-old repeated the feat 10 minutes later after Dara O’Shea tripped James Justin. As playmaker James Maddison made a second-half appearance off the bench after recovering from a hip operation that crucially caused him to miss the end of the season, it was a good day for manager Brendan Rodgers and his team, who were winning this particular fixture for the fifth time in a row. For West Brom, it was a brutal reminder of the task they face merely trying to stay in the top flight. All three promoted teams lost on the opening weekend and – like Fulham, who were beaten by a similar scoreline against Arsenal on Saturday – there are early question marks over whether they have the quality to survive. Leicester’s biggest away win since New Year’s Day provided a positive response to some major questions. After looking like Champions League certainties for the first half of the season, a draining run of 17 games in which they claimed only four wins and 17 points saw Leicester overtaken by Manchester United for a top-four spot on the final day of the season. Just as his side’s form nosedived, so did Vardy’s. He may have been the Premier League’s top scorer but 17 of his 23 goals came before Christmas Day. After toiling for most of the afternoon, Vardy’s day seem to be reaching an unhappy end when he limped away from a collision with Johnstone. But the physio sorted Vardy out and within minutes he had scored. Ten minutes after that, he had another one. The similarity of his penalties was uncanny. The run-up was purposeful, the shot powerful, both times to Johnstone’s left as the keeper went right. Maddison’s introduction was further reason for Leicester to cheer, although with a notoriously draining Europa League campaign to negotiate from the middle of October, it is fair to assume Rodgers will want more signings beyond Castagne, who has been brought in as a replacement for Ben Chilwell, who joined Chelsea for £45m. When West Brom went down three seasons ago, their measly 31 goals was one of the major reasons. Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez were joint top scorers with seven, so it is obvious where the Baggies must improve if they are to stand a chance of preserving their Premier League status. Having spent £28m on three new offensive signings – albeit two of them joining permanently after impressing during the club’s promotion seasons – expectations around Pereira, Grady Diangana and Callum Robinson are high. There was evidence of plenty of movement from those three but it only translated into a single shot on target. Kasper Schmeichel made one feet-first save from Pereira before the break but the Brazilian’s effort was going wide anyway. Pereira was the home side’s major attacking threat – and might have done better with a volley he sent sailing over the bar after controlling in a good position inside the Leicester box. But without a greater goal threat, it could be a long old season for the Baggies. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A MapWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Big win for Assam against Manipur in Vijay Hazare Cricket tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: A five-wicket haul including a hat-trick from medium-pacer Pritam Das guided Assam to a huge 180 runs victory against Manipur in the Vijay Hazare Cricket tournament match held at Dehradun yesterday. Pritam, who is performing consistently in the meet, scalped three wickets in the third, fourth and fifth ball of his second over and later picked up another two to finish the game with a magic figure 5-5. Roshan Alam picked up the other five wickets giving away only 18 runs. Manipur, chasing 256 to win, were bowled out paltry 75 runs in 24.4 overs.Earlier Rode on two good knocks from Gokul Sarma (88) and Riyan Parag (71) Assam scored 255 for seven in their 50 overs. Gokul took 107 balls to score 88 and there are nine boundaries in his innings. Riyan needed 64 balls to score 71 with the help of 7 boundaries and two sixes. Also Read: Pritam’s 5-22 Gives Assam easy victory Over Nagaland in Vijay HazareAlso Watch:Durga Puja 2019: Vijaya Dashami celebrated in Digboilast_img read more

Serie A: Flamengo rope in Spain’s Domenec Torrent as new head coach

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO: Spaniard Domenec Torrent has been appointed head coach of Flamengo until the end of 2021, the Brazilian Serie A champions have said. The 58-year-old replaces Portuguese Jorge Jesus, who quit on July 17 to take charge of his former club Benfica. “I’m very happy to be part of this great club,” Torrent said. “We are going to fight to win titles and we’ll see each other soon.” Torrent was a member of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City before joining New York City as their head coach in June 2018. He parted ways with the Major League Soccer side last November. Flamengo won six trophies in Jesus’s 13 months at the club, including last year’s Brazilian Serie A title and the Copa Libertadores. IANS Also Watch: Education Policy to Benefit All Students: ABVPlast_img read more

Russell appeal hearing set for May 8

first_imgTHE appeal brought against West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is set to be heard by an Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal on the 8th of May.Russell was issued with a one-year ban in February of this year after a specially convened tribunal ruled that the cricketer was guilty of being negligent in filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions within a 12-month period in 2015.The violation equates to a failed drug test under World Anti-Doping regulations.The player was, however, not given the full sanctions which could have resulted in a two-year suspension after his attorney urged the tribunal to keep in mind the player’s history of complying with testing protocols in the past.JADCO, however, earlier this month signalled its intention to appeal for a tougher sentence for the player, citing sufficient evidence being presented for the maximum penalty being issued.The members of the appeals tribunal will be Justice Karl Harrison (Retired) – Chairman, Justice Marva McIntosh (Retired) – Vice Chairman Dr Kurdell Espinosa – Member, Dr Audley Betton – Member, Dr Maria Smith – Member.The hearing will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Russell is once again expected to be represented by attorney Patrick Foster.last_img read more

The Latest: NCAA cuts required number of fall contests

first_imgNASCAR has run race weekends without fans with limited exceptions, notably at tracks in Tennessee and Texas.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The decision by the Division I Council coordination committee to grant a blanket waiver for any school that needs it affects men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s water polo and women’s volleyball teams.Some conferences, like the Big Ten and Pac-12, have already announced they will play nothing but conference schedules in their fall sports.The oversight committee also agreed to suspend the criterion requiring teams to have at least a .500 record to be considered for at-large selections into a championship field. A previous decision by the Division I Council allows conferences to determine how their automatic qualifiers are chosen for NCAA championship events up to two weeks prior to selections.___The National Hockey League reported zero players tested positive for the coronavirus last week. July 27, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NCAA has reduced the minimum number of contests required of Division I fall sports teams, excluding football, by 50% this season. The Latest: NCAA cuts required number of fall contests The league says it administered a total of 4,256 tests to more than 800 players from July 18-25. Two players tested positive during the first week of training camps July 13-17.Players and staff from the 24 teams participating in the expanded Stanley Cup playoffs traveled to the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday. They’re now in a quarantined bubble and will be tested daily after every other day testing during camp.___The NASCAR weekend in late August at Dover International Speedway will take place without fans.Delaware state officials denied the track’s request to host a limited number of fans Aug. 21-23 in the interest of public health and safety. The track is to host a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend.last_img read more

Shanghai Shenhua Give Ighalo Ultimatum to Return to China

first_imgThe 30-year-old’s contract is due to expire on 31 May but may enjoy extension to the end of the 2019/2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus pandemic has caused the English Premier League season to drag beyond the usual early early May to end.Now, a restart to the season is expected to begin on June 1.UK’s Evening Standard reported yesterday that Man Utd’s attempts to extend his loan have hit a wall.Ighalo secured a ‘dream’ loan move to Old Trafford late in the January transfer window. And while the move was questioned and criticised by many, the Nigerian has proved to be a valuable addition.Ighalo has started just three games for the Red Devils, but has managed four goals in these games.It was noted in March that United were ready to sign him permanently for around £15m, while the striker has also recently admitted that he wants his loan to be extended so that he can remain at Old Trafford until the current season is complete.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘wants’ to keep hold of the former Watford man until the 2019/20 season is over, and the club have attempted to secure a short-term deal rather than a permanent move at this time. However, the report adds that Ighalo ‘could’ have played his last game for United against LASK of Austria in the Europa League as his parent club Shanghai Shenhua are demanding the player’s returns to China for the start of their new season.Should United wish to make his move permanent, they would have to pay his £20m release clause – although Newcastle have since entered the running for Ighalo’s signature amid talk of a big money takeover.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with agency reportThe quest of former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, to transform his loan spell into a permanent deal with Manchester United has hit a dead end as parent club, Shanghai Shenhua yesterday demanded his return to China for the new Chinese Super League season starting next month.Just two days ago, his ambition for longer stay at Old Trafford suffered a hitch when Manchester United legend and influential football pundit, Gary Neville, advised his former club to snub the £20million demand by the Chinese side for a permanent deal for Ighalo. Odion Ighalolast_img read more

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers on victims of Tropical Storm Harvey: ‘My prayers are out to them’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Aug. 29, 2017 at 2:20 a.m.The devastation brought by Tropical Storm Harvey has a heightened meaning for Syracuse head coach Dino Babers. Both his mother and father attended high school in the Houston area. His father is buried there. As the storm leaves an untold number of people displaced in the greater Houston area, Babers offered Monday his prayers to the victims.“My heart goes out to them,” Babers said. “I hope they’re all OK. The rest of the country rallies, like we always do, to make it easy on them and get the city of Houston back on its feet.”Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall in Texas Friday as a Category 4 hurricane, has so far left eight people reported dead, according to The New York Times, and many others injured. Homes and businesses have been flooded, damaged or destroyed. The United States’ fourth-largest city, Houston has about 6.6 million people living in its metropolitan area who have been affected.Babers, SU’s second-year head coach, said all of the friends and family he has been able to contact in the Houston area are OK.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter on Sunday. “Follow orders from officials to ensure safety.”Last fall, Babers was a preliminary candidate for Houston’s head coach opening, per the Houston Chronicle. Art Briles, who created Babers’ offense, coached at Houston from 2003 to 2007. He turned around the program during his tenure there. Then he was hired at Baylor, where he hired Babers as his wide receivers coach.Baylor, located in Waco, Texas, is about 180 miles north of Houston. Babers left the program in 2011 to become Eastern Illinois’ head coach.In 2001 and 2002, Babers coached at Texas A&M, in College Station, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.“It’s interesting because so many times you hear about those hurricanes rolling through there, it’s supposed to be really bad,” Babers said Monday. “That’s a lot of water (from Harvey). I’ve spent a lot of summers down there as a kid and there’s nowhere for that water to go.“My prayers are out to them.”The story has been updated with appropriate style. Comments Published on August 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Old Trafford Holds no Fears for Guardiola

first_imgGuardiola, however, refused to use that form guide as a reason for confidence, although he accepted a trip to Old Trafford was not as daunting as in previous years.“I don’t make theories about what happened in the past for what is going to happen in the future,” Guardiola told reporters yesterday.“Every game is completely different. The reason why is the fact this club in the last decade grew a lot and it is not scary to go there.“Before it was maybe more difficult. The players Manchester City had in the last decade made this game a little bit more equal.”Man City can move one point clear of title rivals Liverpool at the top of the table heading into their final three games of the season with victory over United.This latest derby takes place against the backdrop of United’s woeful 4-0 loss away to Everton on Sunday, a lacklustre display that was roundly criticised.Guardiola, however, did not expect the Goodison Park performance to have a major bearing on the derby.“A little bit, yeah but even a good result, the confidence will be higher,” said Guardiola when asked if United’s defeat by Everton made his task harder.“It is a derby and all the times we play against United, the derbies are always special games and the players do their best for the fans, the club.”The Catalan boss added: “I saw the game, I imagine what will happen against us. The game against Everton is over.”City will visit Old Trafford without inspirational playmaker Kevin De Bruyne who suffered a hamstring injury in the weekend win over Tottenham Hotspur that came just days after a dramatic Champions League semifinal loss to Spurs ended hopes of a quadruple.It is the latest problem to hamper the Belgian in a campaign that has seen him plagued by knee trouble and Guardiola said De Bruyne would required a concerted training programme ahead of next season.“Muscular problems, he had two or three,” recalled Guardiola.“In England you don’t have time to make a preparation.“You play every three days that is not the best way. You have to make a good pre-season. Now he has to pay attention, the little details, see if he can play one or two more games this season and next season make a good pre-season.”Meanwhile Guardiola denied claims that winger Riyad Mahrez – the club’s £60-million record signing from Leicester last season – is unhappy at his lack of first-team opportunities and keen to move on from City.“Riyad will be with us for the next season here and the next one and the next one,” he said.“I don’t need to speak with him. He will be with us next season,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added. “He is a player for us. We are delighted with him and the way he plays.“He is happy we are here. Everyone knows the competition we have here. He came last season to stay longer. It is not necessary to speak to him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Old Trafford is no longer a “scary” place to visit ahead of tonight’s derby at the home of Manchester United.Victory for City in the Premier League clash will keep the reigning champions on course to become the first team in English football history to win a treble of all three major domestic trophies in the same season.Man City boast an impressive run of five wins and a draw in their last seven league visits to Old Trafford – a sequence that includes 6-1 and 3-0 victories.last_img read more

Students ‘Take a Bite Out of Spring Break’ Learning About Sharks

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisSpring break is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun is! Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary was a full house of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders as kids “Took a Bite Out of Spring Break” Thursday and Friday.During the course of two days, students learned about sharks, and the ocean Eco System. Without sharks, the ocean, and parts of the Great Lakes would be doomed.Education Coordinator, Erin Pilarski said learning about the fundamentals of the ocean isn’t just why this spring break event held, she says take a bite out of spring break also keeps kids active, while learning other skills during their time out of school.“Not only does it get kids interacting with different groups from different people. It also helps them to learn skills for teamwork, like working in teams, activities, and getting better social skills. It also gives them new opportunities to learn topics that they probably wouldn’t learn in school,” Pilarski said.If your child missed out on this week’s fun, don’t worry there will be another opportunity for them to enjoy the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary this summer.You can register early to ensure their spot by dropping off a completed registration form to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.For additional details contact the sanctuary at 989–884–6200.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, Spring Break, Take a Bite Out of Spring Break, Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryContinue ReadingPrevious Allor Supports Education BudgetNext Pinwheel Garden Planted in Harrisville for Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Monthlast_img read more