Harold A. “Tony” Powers, 64

first_imgHarold A. “Tony” Powers, 64, St. Paul, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  Born January 13, 1956 in Greensburg, he was the son of Harold E. and Rose C. (Dwenger) Powers.  Tony graduated in 1974 from North Decatur High School.  He worked at Delta Faucet and then he worked and retired from MESCO Manufacturing.  He loved hunting, softball, and coaching.  He was learning how to play golf. He loved music, playing guitar, and singing. He is also survived by Norita Powers; two sons, Steven Coblentz, Eli Powers; two daughter, Tonya Powers, Angela Brown; four brothers, Donald (Dawn) Powers, Ghent, KY, Art (Christine) Powers, Sandusky, Andy (Dawn) Powers, Greensburg, Jacob (Vicki) Powers, Illinois; two sisters, Angela Miller, Greensburg, Dot Perkins, Clay City; many grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond Powers; four sisters, Mary Brogan, Rita Sallee, Mabel Kay Yorn, Susan Wilmer. Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Clarksburg with Rev. Forrest Hamilton officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Tokyo 2020 organisers want ‘Super Mario’ Abe to remain involved

first_imgRelatedPosts Japanese firm develops robot able to kill COVID-19 with ultra-violet rays Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II Athletes in non-contact sports to resume training in Port Harcourt – Minister Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers hope former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will remain involved in preparations for the re-arranged Games next year.Abe, who announced his resignation on Friday, had been all but synonymous with Tokyo 2020.Olyence from the pandemic. “I believe that overcoming that and hosting the Tokyo Olympics would of course become Abe’s legacy,” Muto added.Pre-pandemic association with the Games had not been entirely positive for Abe.He scrapped the National Stadium design in 2015 after a public outcry over increased building costs, but the Games were still forecast to run up a bill of $12.6 billion.The man, who celebrated with Abe at the announcement that Tokyo would host the Games, former Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, is now under investigation in France.The investigation is over suspected corruption related to the bid. Since the postponement, support in Japan for the Olympics had plummeted.One poll by Kyodo News in July found that less than a quarter of respondents wanted to hold the Games as scheduled next year.David Leheny, a political scientist at Waseda University, believes the pandemic might allow Abe to retain his close association with the Games.He added that it would also help him avoid some of the blame if they do not go as planned.“I do think there will be efforts made to make certain he is a very visible part of the Games,” Leheny said. “I think certainly he will be remembered for it, whether the Games go on or not.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ‘Super Mario’ AbeInvolvmentJapanOlympic GamesShinzo AbeTokyo Olympicslast_img read more

Gerrard inspires Foxes triumph

first_imgLiverpool may want to re-think the contract offer made to Steven Gerrard after their captain bailed them out in a 3-1 comeback victory over Leicester like he has done so many times in the past. The former England midfielder’s current deal expires in the summer and, despite the offer of an extension, he has yet to commit to stay at the club he has been with since he was nine. But while Gerrard may be deliberating his next move, reportedly wanting double the one-year contract on offer, he showed no hesitation on the pitch with a coolly-placed goal to set his side on the way to victory and provide a reminder of glory days gone by. Restored to the starting line-up after being rested against Stoke on the 16th anniversary of his debut at the weekend – and now relieved from defensive duties in a more advanced role – the midfielder responded with his first goal in open play since the Merseyside derby at Anfield in January. That completed the comeback after Adam Lallana had equalised goalkeeper Simon Mignolet’s unfortunate own goal in the first half and, when Wes Morgan was shown a red card, Jordan Henderson secured back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since October. A week can be a long time in football and in the space of seven days Gerrard and Mignolet have both experienced highs and lows. Having been at fault for Ludogorets’ opener in their Champions League draw in Bulgaria last Wednesday the Belgium goalkeeper looked to have turned a corner with a clean sheet at the weekend. However, the jitters which have become more frequent with every passing game and gradually infused his team, resulting in a side which resembles the consistency of jelly when put under pressure, returned quicker than you could say “goalkeeping howler”. His inexplicable pass straight into the path of Esteban Cambiasso, who rolled a 25-yard shot just wide of an open goal, set the nerves jangling and within two minutes Leicester were in front thanks to more weak defending. It was unlucky in some ways as Mignolet made a good save when Jamie Vardy raced on to Riyad Mahrez’s through-ball. But from the rebound Martin Skrtel could only weakly head out Ulloa’s follow-up and the striker was given enough time to collect the ball and smash a shot against the near post which cannoned off Mignolet’s head and into the net. Liverpool’s response was almost instantaneous; Gerrard’s free-kick was half-cleared to Lucas Leiva whose cross dropped at the feet of Lallana off Morgan and he smashed home the 50th league goal of his career. The former Southampton midfielder, returning to the starting line-up, had looked neat and tidy with the ball at his feet but his wild lunge at Vardy, for which he was booked, a few minutes later was anything but. In the first half Gerrard struggled to have much influence in a pin-ball midfield and it was Leicester’s own veteran midfielder Cambiasso, also 34, who exuded an air of calmness and control. At the break Reds manager Brendan Rodgers made a tactical switch taking off Javier Manquillo, switching Glen Johnson back to right-back and bringing Alberto Moreno in on the left but it was a change he made last week which was more pivotal. Against Ludogorets the captain was restored to an advanced role he previously occupied with great success in an attempt to allow Lucas to come in and provide more solidity. And it was the Gerrard of old who strode into the penalty area in the 54th minute, having been involved in the build-up, to caress a shot past Kasper Schmeichel after Morgan could only dangle a foot at Raheem Sterling’s cross. It got worse for the Leicester captain when he was red-carded just past the hour for hauling down Rickie Lambert as the Liverpool striker managed to get beyond him. However, from the resulting free-kick the hosts launched a swift counter-attack and Gerrard showed he still had some life left in those ageing legs by charging back and using his experience to commit a cynical foul on Matty James before he could do too much damage. Leicester were lucky not to be down to nine when Schmeichel collided with Gerrard inside the penalty area after he sprang the offside trap to race through – but referee Lee Mason waved play on. Equally, the Foxes were unlucky when Cambiasso’s deflected shot was diverted wide by team-mate Vardy but by now Gerrard was relishing the open spaces and his cross to Sterling produced the cut-back for Henderson to score the third. And no prizes for guessing who headed clear a corner in added time. As messages go it appeared to say “I’m not finished yet”. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gil completes Villa move

first_img The 22-year-old midfielder said: “Once I knew that this club was interested in me I wanted to join. I am really looking forward to playing here and showing the fans what I can do. I can play on either side or in the middle of midfield and I like playing as part of the team, making things happen for my teammates. “This is a very historic club in England, a very important club in the Premier League and I am looking forward to playing for such a great club in a league that is the top league in the world.” Gil, capped by Spain at Under-21 level, could make his debut in Saturday’s visit of Liverpool and links up with Carlos Sanchez after the pair played together while Gil was on loan at Elche between 2012 and 2014. Boss Paul Lambert has been hunting added creativity for his side who have scored just 11 times in 21 Barclays Premier League games. Lambert said: “We’ve been on the lookout for a creative player and he will certainly bring that extra element to the side. “He’s only 22 but he will come here and give us something I don’t think we have at the moment. He can play either role, coming in off the sides or playing in behind as well. He can create chances and get those chances put away. He has a lot to offer and I know we can get the best out of him.” Press Association Aston Villa have completed the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia. center_img The midfielder, who can play on either flank or behind the strikers, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park. The deal had hit a late snag over agents’ fees on Tuesday but Villa have confirmed their first January capture. last_img read more

Trump to visit El Paso, Dayton after deadly mass shootings

first_imgPresident Donald Trump intends to visit El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.The President is making the trip despite calls from the area’s Congresswoman and other Democrats for him to “stay away.”Democrats have cast blame on Trump for the El Paso shooting after an anti-immigrant manifesto believed to be posted by the gunman before he entered the Walmart Saturday morning.President Trump has faced severe backlash and accusations of racism for his strong push against illegal immigration.U.S. representative, Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and her predecessor in Congress, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, both said the President should not come to El Paso.Rep. Escobar took it a step further by saying President Trump was not “welcome.”In spite of this, Republican Mayor of El Paso Dee Margo confirmed Monday that the President would visit and said he would be welcome.“I want to clarify for the political spin that this is the office of the mayor of El Paso in an official capacity of welcoming the office of the president of the United States, which I consider is my formal duty,” Margo said.Not even 24 hours after the deadly shooting in El Paso, nine people were killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Dayton, Ohio.A total of 31 people died in two separate mass shootings over the weekend.President Trump spoke out about the tragedies at the White House on Monday condemning white supremacy and offering his condolences to the victims.Related content:President Trump Condemns “Hate” after Mass Shooting He said the nation would respond with “urgent resolve” to a weekend of mass shootings but did not offer additional information.Trump is also expected to visit Dayton on Wednesday.last_img read more

Windies eager to maintain momentum – Brathwaite

first_imgWEST Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite says the team will be eager to maintain momentum when they face Pakistan in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next week.The third-ranked Windies have been in superb form recently, following triumph in the T20 World Cup, with a win against second-ranked India in Florida last month.Brathwaite, who took over the captain’s role from Darren Sammy last month, believes claiming a victory in Pakistan would be another feather in the cap of a team still somewhat in transition.“I think this is another important series. We just defeated India and it would be a fantastic boost for the Caribbean people for us to come to Dubai, which has been Pakistan’s home for the last few years, come into their backyard and get a series victory against them as well,” Brathwaite said.“It would say a lot about us as a team, going overseas and contesting a three-game series and coming out on top.”The Caribbean side will open the tour with a warm-up game against an Emirates Cricket Board XI on Tuesday before facing Pakistan in the opening T20 International three days later at the Dubai International Stadium.(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Black Caps cruise, remain undefeated

first_imgKANE Williamson led by example as the New Zealand captain’s 79 not out guided his side to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan that maintained their 100 percent start to the World Cup yesterday.Williamson was New Zealand’s top scorer with a 99-ball innings containing nine fours after Jimmy Neesham took career-best one-day figures of 5-31 to dismiss Afghanistan for 172 at Taunton.New Zealand’s third successive victory kept them on course to make the semi-finals in the 10-team tournament, while Afghanistan have lost all three of their matches.The Black Caps, who saw off Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in their opening two games, have won 11 of their last 12 World Cup games, with their only defeat in that span coming against Australia in the 2015 final.The Black Caps’ run chase got off to the worst possible start when Aftab Alam had Martin Guptill caught off a thin inside edge with the first ball of the innings.Guptill’s 14th ODI duck was a dream start for Aftab in the pace bowler’s first appearance in this year’s World Cup.Afghanistan took the field without leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who was hit on the head when he was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson’s bouncer in the first innings.He looked dazed as he walked off the field and later failed his first concussion test, ruling him out for the rest of the match and depriving Afghanistan of their best bowler.But it was Aftab who was leading the Afghan attack to good effect and he removed Colin Munro to leave New Zealand on 2-41.It was a nervous start from the Black Caps and Williamson had to survive a review of a caught-behind appeal.Afghanistan kept the pressure on and Williamson rode his luck again when he just made his ground to beat a run-out review.Together with Ross Taylor, Williamson steadied the ship in a 89-run partnership for the third wicket.It was hardly flashy stuff as they nudged singles and picked off the occasional four until Taylor was bowled by Aftab for 48 from 52 balls.Fittingly, it was Williamson who clinched the win with a routine single as New Zealand reached 3-173 in 32.1 overs.Earlier, Neesham turned the game in New Zealand’s favour with his impressive spell after Afghanistan briefly threatened to rock the Black Caps.Put in to bat, Afghanistan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran blasted a quick-fire 66 for the first wicket.But pace bowler Neesham, who had struggled in New Zealand’s first two matches, finally found his rhythm despite two rain interruptions.Neesham made the crucial breakthrough when Hazratullah went for one big shot too many, the left-hander hitting to Colin Munro at deep cover to depart for 34.Afghanistan lost their third wicket with the score still on 66 when Rahmat Shah was dismissed for a duck after a leading edge off Neesham was held by Guptill.When Gulbadin Naib failed with a review attempt to overturn his edge behind off Neesham, Afghanistan had lost four wickets for four runs in 21 deliveries.Hashmatullah Shahidi (59) top-scored for Afghanistan, but Neesham and Ferguson, who finished with 4-37, were too hot to handle.SCOREBOARD AFGHANISTAN inningsHazratullah Zazai c Munro b Neesham 34Noor Ali Zadran c Latham b Ferguson 31Rahmat Shah c Guptill b Neesham 0Hashmatullah Shahidi c Henry b Ferguson 59Gulbadin Naib c Latham b Neesham 4Mohammad Nabi c Latham b Neesham 9Najibullah Zadran c Latham b Neesham 4Ikram Alikhil c Guptill b de Grandhomme 2Rashid Khan b Ferguson 0Aftab Alam c Latham b Ferguson 14Hamid Hassan not out 7Extras: (lb-6, w-2) 8Total: (all out, 41.1 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-66, 3-66, 4-70 , 5-105, 6-109, 7-130, 8-131, 9-147.Bowling: M Henry 8-0-50-0, T. Boult 10-0-34-0, L. Ferguson 9.1-3-37-4, J. Neesham 10-1-31-5, C. de Grandhomme 4-1-14-1.NEW ZEALAND innings (target: 173 runs from 50 overs)M. Guptill c Najibullah Zadran b Aftab Alam 0C. Munro c Hamid Hassan b Aftab Alam 22K. Williamson not out 79L. Taylor b Aftab Alam 48T. Latham not out 13Extras: (lb-4, nb-1, w-6) 11Total: (3 wickets, 32.1 overs) 173Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-41, 3-130Bowling: Aftab Alam 8.1-0-45-3, Hamid Hassan 7-0-30-0, Gulbadin Naib 9-1-55-0, Mohammad Nabi 3-0-18-0, Rahmat Shah 5-0-21-0.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s soccer falls to Providence in league play

first_imgThe Syracuse women’s soccer team fell 2-1 toProvidenceon Sunday afternoon. Coming off its best performance of the season against Connecticut (5-3-1) on Thursday, the Orange fell to a strong Providence (7-2-1) team in front of 376 at Glay Field in Rhode Island.SU (4-4-1) outshot the Friars 5-2 in the first half, but neither team scored in the game’s first 45 minutes.Syracuse senior forward Jenna Rickan capitalized on a penalty kick to give the Orange a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the second half. It was Rickan’s first goal of the season and the fifth of her SU career.Providence responded 13 minutes later when freshman forward Lauren Elia scored from 10 yards out. The Friars took the lead eight minutes later when Elia scored again off a pass from junior Alyssa Martino.The Orange couldn’t tie the score.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second half, the Friars outshot the Orange 7-4, while SU had a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.The Orange committed 18 fouls in the match, while the Friars committed just five.Syracuse continues Big East play on Friday at 7 p.m. at Louisville. The team will then travel to Ohio for a noon matchup against Cincinnati on Sunday.VolleyballThe Syracuse volleyball team won two of its three games last weekend at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo. The Orange (7-6) defeated Hartford 3-0 on Friday before splitting a pair of games on Saturday against Dartmouth and the host Buffalo.Junior setter Amanda Kullman earned her first start and recorded 28 assists in the game against Hartford. Nicolette Serratore paced the SU offense with nine kills, and Silvi Uattara added seven. Syracuse only had one shot blocked by Hartford in the match and cruised to a three-set victory.The Orange stayed hot in its first game on Saturday, taking down Dartmouth in four sets. After dropping the first set, SU took three straight to earn the win. Uattara had 16 kills, eight digs and four blocks, and Samantha Clarey had 12 kills.Uattara paced the team with 16 more kills against Buffalo, but the Bulls swept Syracuse. The Orange couldn’t contain Buffalo’s Dana Musil, who finished with 19 kills.SU takes on Binghamton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Building. Comments Published on September 17, 2012 at 2:09 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

DuBois brings NBA pedigree to sidelines looking to turn around Banana Slugs

first_imgRon DuBois has seen both extremes of the basketball coaching spectrum. He’s spent time in the NBA with the perks of coaching in one of the world’s premier leagues. He’s also endured 10-hour rides on public buses through the deserts of Mexico with live chickens just rows behind him, just to get to his team’s next game.Now at the University of California-Santa Cruz, DuBois is using the tools he’s learned along his expansive journey, the Xs and Os, as well as motivational and personal skills to rebuild the Division-III program.Even though NBA players are the best in the world at what they do, they’re still people, DuBois said. And while basketball is their job, he said, they can still be talked to just like anyone else.DuBois has brought that mindset to UC-Santa Cruz, albeit from a reverse outlook. Though his players don’t have scholarships, they still play the same game he coached in the NBA.“I feel like Division III now is really what the model of college basketball was about way back in the day,” DuBois said. “I think it’s the truest form of college basketball, and because it’s non-scholarship, I think the players are in it for the right reasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Not that Division-I players are in it for the wrong reasons, I just think Division III is what being a basketball player at the college level is all about.”DuBois, 35, played collegiately at Arizona State and assistant coached for the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies. He’s coached in Europe and Mexico, as well as in Memphis, Tenn., with Division-III Rhodes College.In August 2012, he was hired at Division-III UC-Santa Cruz, before the Banana Slugs went 7-18 this season. Despite the season’s lopsided record, his players have confidence in DuBois and his coaching background to elevate the program.DuBois learned his pick-and-roll, seven-seconds-or-less offense from Mike D’Antoni while with the Phoenix Suns from 2001-03. In Memphis from 2007-08, DuBois learned his man-to-man defense from Kevin O’Neill and Marc Iavaroni.“To work in the NBA for two different teams as an assistant coach was a goal of mine. It was a dream, and I just feel so fortunate that, that came true,” DuBois said. “But I also had a dream to be in the position where I have my own program, near my family and have that stability and consistency that’s pretty rare to find at the top levels professionally.”His goal in his first year at Santa Cruz was to change the mindset of the program. He focused on three prominent points: Trust in each other, the system and oneself, stay in the moment and create a team brotherhood.The Slugs improved on all throughout the season.“He’s a teacher. He’s constantly teaching because he knows so much,” guard James Townsend said. “I feel like it’s making me better and it’s making the team a lot better because we’re getting all the experience that he has. He’s really trying to share everything he knows with us.”Townsend and DuBois work out every day and talk about the future they envision. Townsend said he’s confident that by the time he graduates UCSC, it’s going to be one of the top teams in Division III.DuBois instilled that confidence in his players.“He’s definitely going to take us to a place UC-Santa Cruz basketball has never been,” sophomore guard Marshal Arnwine Jr. said. “I really feel that he’s the right person to get us to every goal that we’ve set.”He’s been around the globe, but to DuBois, it’s still basketball. His NBA pedigree gives him a different perspective than most coaches at the Division-III level, and that’s what gives his players the confidence he can bring them to the top of Division-III basketball.“Everyone has a scrapbook,” DuBois said. “I don’t really tell a lot of stories or anything. I just stay in the moment where I’m at and coach these guys.“What I’ve learned is that even though the highest levels have these really great players, they’re still all just people. They’re all human beings and everyone’s just working hard.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 7, 2013 at 12:56 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

USC prepares for pivotal rivalry game

first_imgThe rivalry between the Fighting Irish and the Trojans is touted as one of the longest and most highly-anticipated rivalries in college football. Last year, the Fighting Irish beat the Trojans at the Coliseum in a grueling 22-13 victory. Saturday will be a pivotal game for USC in its first road game under interim head coach Ed Orgeron.Bragging rights · Redshirt junior cornerback Josh Shaw emerged victorious in a post-practice race between most of USC’s skill players. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe Trojans held fast-paced practices on Monday and Tuesday before a lighter practice on Wednesday preceding their travel day on Thursday. Once the Trojans arrive in South Bend, they’ll have another full practice on Friday before resting up for Saturday night’s showdown.Orgeron said that many players who have seen limited minutes this season will get a chance to play against Notre Dame, including junior defensive end J.R. Tavai, redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Antwaun Woods and redshirt sophomore linebacker Anthony Sarao.On the Mend The return of a few key players to the Trojans lineup, headlined by redshirt junior cornerback Anthony Brown, gives hope that the team might finally regain the depth it needs to compete against the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame’s receiving corps, headlined by senior TJ Jones (481 receiving yards, four touchdowns) and junior Davaris Daniels (385 receiving yards, four touchdowns), will provide a challenge for USC’s panned secondary.The unit has received much criticism after giving up a combined 714 passing yards over the last two games, but the return of Brown gives USC another option to plug into its pass defense.“I was supposed to be back for ASU, so I was a little behind schedule,” Brown said. “But I’m happy to be back for a big game.”Brown says he is focusing on quick routes and communication. The agile cornerback will replace senior Torin Harris as starter.Orgeron said senior linebacker Morgan Breslin will most likely be ready to take the field come Saturday as well after having great practices this week, but that redshirt sophomore running back Tre Madden is questionable to return on Saturday.Junior wide receiver Marqise Lee told media yesterday he was 100 percent sure he would be back, despite the fact that “a knee injury is no joke.” But Orgeron said he doesn’t know if his star wideout is going to be available.Old Practices, New Rituals Orgeron played a song for the team on “Competition Tuesday” that the team has taken to quickly — “Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk!)” by the Ying Yang Twins, which is the kickoff song for the New Orleans Saints.“I said if I ever had the chance to be a head coach again I would play this for my guys,” Orgeron said.The players seemed to enjoy the song, so much so that they asked for it to be played in the locker room before games.After practice, most of the Trojans’ skill players participated in a foot race, which redshirt junior cornerback Josh Shaw won.last_img read more