I-74 in Dearborn County for guardrail repair

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—The left lane of I-74 EB will close at approximately 9 a.m. this morning for median guardrail repair between MM 167 and MM 168 in Dearborn County. Repairs are expected to be completed by 11:30 a.m. Please use caution in the area.last_img

7 southeastern Indiana Communications Centers receive federal grants

first_imgStatewide—Twenty-nine PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) across Indiana will benefit from a $2.8M Federal Grant to enhance their 911 Equipment.The purpose of the 911 Grant Program, provided by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is to provide Federal funding to support the transition of PSAPs and their interconnecting 911 network and core services, to facilitate migration to a digital, IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of NG911 services and applications.The grant is a 60/40 match where the PSAPs will be required to pay 40% of their project cost while the other 60% is covered by the grant funding.Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, chair of the Statewide 911 Board, commented, “I am pleased that these counties are able to utilize these grant funds to improve their critical services to Hoosiers. Their work is much appreciated.”Indiana PSAPs submitted sub-grant applications to the Statewide 911 Board who is administering the funds for the state of Indiana. These applications were reviewed by a committee and then submitted to NHTSA for final approval.Executive Director, Ed Reuter said, “The 911 Grant Program will aid 1/3 of Indiana counties with the financial cost of upgrading the 911 equipment in their PSAPs. The grant provided the opportunity for many of these counties to purchase the necessary upgrades that they may not otherwise have been able to afford. These upgrades will have a significant impact on 911 services across the state.”Of the 29 PSAPs who were approved for funding, 7 were local to southeastern Indiana including:Bartholomew County 911 Emergency Operations CenterDearborn County CommunicationsDecatur County CommunicationsFayette County CommunicationsJefferson County 911 CommunicationsRipley County 911 CommunicationsShelby County Sheriff Departmentlast_img read more

Giggs revels in 13th title

first_imgRyan Giggs insists his 13th Premier League title-winning campaign has been one of his best. The Welshman, who was labelled a “unique freak” by Sir Alex Ferguson following the championship-sealing victory over Aston Villa on Monday, has now extended his own record in lifting the most English titles. Giggs is not one to spend too long reflecting on such matters. However, given the gut-wrenching manner of last season’s demise, the team who took their coveted trophy away and the overwhelming manner of this term’s success, the 39-year-old has no hesitation in declaring this year as one of the finest. “If you look at the amount of wins we have had, you have to recognise it has been a brilliant season in the league,” he said. “Some of the performances have been superb. Whenever you win the Premier League it is something special. Obviously, if you look at the end of last season that was a huge disappointment. “To come back the following year and perform so strongly means it must rank really high. Overall, we have to be happy with the way it has worked out.” Having already extended his contract into next season, Giggs knows exactly what his immediate plans are. After United have completed their final four fixtures, starting at Arsenal on Sunday, he will jet off on an annual summer holiday, return fully rested, and get ready to do it all again, almost as if this season has never happened. “You just enjoy the moment,” he said. “Then you go on holiday, come back and do it all again. “That is the way it is at United. “You want to enjoy what you have done this season because it is a great achievement but you have to retain the hunger to do it again.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April. Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.— German cyclist Maximilian Schachmann has won the Paris-Nice race in a rare case of a sporting event still going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. France’s soccer and rugby leagues scrapped their matches indefinitely on a hectic Friday amid cancellations around the world but organizers maintained one of cycling’s biggest stage races. They only shortened it by scrapping Sunday’s traditional last stage into the southern city of Nice. Schachmann held the overnight lead heading into the hilly seventh and final stage ending with a steep Category 1 climb. He kept it despite a late attack from Belgian rider Tiesj Benoot, who finished 18 seconds behind in second overall. Colombian climbing specialist Nairo Quintana won the stage.IDITARODIditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in NomeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the finish. Officials late Friday night urged race fans, especially those from out of state, to skip the finish this week. City officials in Nome followed most other Alaska cities in closing or limiting access to most public buildings in wake of the state’s first positive test, that of a man from outside the United States. The man was tested Thursday at an Anchorage hospital after earlier arriving in the city on a private cargo plane.Race officials are also paring down their own staff to only essential personnel needed in Nome for the finish. That list is limited to veterinarians, necessary dog handlers and staff needed for communications and to coordinate logistics.The Iditarod had previously postponed post-race events in Nome, including the musher’s banquet and an annual meet-and-greet with mushers.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SYRACUSE-GOODINESyracuse freshman guard Brycen Goodine to transfer Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSWuhan soccer team tries to escape outbreak in SpainUNDATED (AP) — The Chinese soccer team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe. Update on the latest in sports: Wuhan Zall was expected to return to China on Saturday, nearly 1 1/2 months after it arrived in Spain for preseason training. The team had not been able to leave because of the restrictions in China but expedited its departure because of the worsening situation in Spain.Spain is set to declare a two-week state of emergency to fight the sharp rise in infections. Health authorities in Spain said more than 5,700 people were infected and the number of cases could reach 10,000 in the coming days.In other developments related to the virus:— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay) says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. He says the virus outbreak hasn’t reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee. President Donald Trump suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics, which are scheduled to open July 24.— Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s father, who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first NBA player to test positive. The Mets said in a statement that the elder Mitchell was tested Thursday and a negative result was received last night. Associated Press — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out. All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow another year for athletes in the 14 spring sports, which include baseball, softball, lacrosse and golf. The decision comes after the NCAA announced Thursday that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Some, but not all, conferences have announced that their spring sports teams would not continue their regular seasons. The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee sent an email Friday notifying schools of its intention. The proposal is expected to pass.— Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games. SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, said Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday. That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June.— The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions. In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.” Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement. The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.— A leading executive at a relegation-threatened Premier League team has called for the English soccer season to be abandoned, saying officials were in “dreamland” if they thought play could resume early next month after games were suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a column in The Sun newspaper, West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady wrote that “The only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.” West Ham is in 16th place in the 20-team division. The Premier League said it hopes to be back up and running, if possible, by the weekend of April 3-4 – meaning two rounds will have been missed – but Brady sees that prospect as unlikely.— The Edinburgh Marathon that was to take place on May 24 has been postponed. Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday. March 14, 2020 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse freshman Brycen Goodine is transferring.Goodine made the announcement Friday night on his Twitter account.The 6-foot-3 guard from New Bedford, Massachusetts, played in 23 of the Orange’s 32 games. He averaged just under nine minutes and 1.9 points. He struggled from long range, hitting 3 of 23 (13%) from behind the arc.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

India fight after Smith, Maxwell score tons in Ranchi

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyRANCHI, India (Reuters) – India mounted a positive reply after Steve Smith’s unbeaten 178 and Glenn Maxwell’s maiden century powered Australia to a series-high 451 on day two of the third Test yesterday.Lokesh Rahul made an elegant 67, his fourth half-century in five innings, before Pat Cummins dismissed him in the paceman’s first Test after more than five years in the wilderness.India were 120 for one at close, still 331 behind, with Murali Vijay unbeaten on 42 and Cheteshwar Pujara on 10.Home skipper Virat Kohli, who did not take the field since sustaining a shoulder injury in Thursday’s second session, is expected to bat.Earlier, lion-hearted left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja bowled the bulk of the overs to claim 5-124 and he effected a spectacular run-out to wrap up Australia’s first innings.After Australia had resumed on 299-4, paceman Umesh Yadav broke Maxwell’s bat in two with the very first delivery but could not really unsettle the batsman.The normally swashbuckling Maxwell assiduously inched his way to become the second Australian cricketer after Shane Watson to score a century in all three formats.After reaching his hundred with a fierce cut that flew through the slips for his ninth boundary, Maxwell looked quite overwhelmed by the achievement as he embraced Smith with a huge bear hug, took off his helmet and kissed the badge.He added four more runs to his score before edging Jadeja to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha for 104. Maxwell also hit two sixes and faced 185 balls in his four-hour vigil, the longest he has spent at the crease in an international match.Better known for his exploits in the shorter formats, the 28-year-old grasped his chance in his first Test outing in more than two years to build a series-high 191-run partnership with his skipper.Smith, who crossed 5 000 Test runs in Australia’s 800th Test, the first-ever at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium, was in complete control at the other end.His 19th Test century, which contained 17 boundaries, is the highest score by an Australia captain in India, eclipsing predecessor Michael Clarke’s 130 in Chennai four years ago.EASY SINGLESYadav admitted bowling to Smith was quite a challenge on a batting-friendly wicket.“Singles are coming easily and the outfield is so fast that you just need to place it in the gap and it would race to the boundary,” he said.The paceman also expected his team to benefit from the track.“It’s a 100-run-a-session wicket. We also made 120 today. Plus minus 20-30 runs, but we’ll try to get there.”Jadeja, who bowled more than a third of the overs in the Australia innings, kept India in the game, dismissing Matthew Wade for 37 and the scoreless Cummins in the same over.Smith missed his double-century when he sprinted for a risky second run and bowler Jadeja, his back to the stumps, collected a throw and flicked the ball onto the wicket to run out Josh Hazlewood.Maxwell predicted Cummins would trouble India when the third day’s play resumes.“He’s a guy who can get that variable bounce with the way he digs the ball into the wicket,” he said of his team mate.“Hopefully, he’s extremely effective for us tomorrow. That extra pace is hard to adjust.”The four-Test series is square at 1-1.AUSTRALIA 1st innings (o/n 299-4)M. Renshaw c Kohli b U. Yadav 44D. Warner c & b Jadeja 19S. Smith not out 178S. Marsh c Pujara b R. Ashwin 2P. Handscomb lbw b U. Yadav 19G. Maxwell c Saha b Jadeja 104M. Wade c Saha b Jadeja 37P. Cummins b Jadeja 0S. O’Keefe c Vijay b U. Yadav 25N. Lyon c Nair b Jadeja 1J. Hazlewood run-out (Jadeja, Rahul) 0Extras: (b-9, lb-11, nb-2) 22Total: (all out, 137.3 overs) 451Fall of wickets: 1-50, 2-80, 3-89, 4-140, 5-331, 6-395, 7-395, 8-446, 9-449.Bowling: I. Sharma 20-2-70-0 (nb-2), U. Yadav 31-3-106-3, R. Ashwin 34-2-114-1,R. Jadeja 49.3-8-124-5, M. Vijay 3-0-17-0.INDIA 1st inningsL. Rahul c Wade b Cummins 67M. Vijay not out 42C. Pujara not out 10Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (for 1 wicket, 40 overs) 120Fall of wickets: 1-91.Bowling: J. Hazlewood 9-2-25-0, P. Cummins 10-1-22-1, S. O’Keefe 10-3-30-0, N. Lyon 11-0-42-0.last_img read more

Badgers look to continue streak

first_imgAfter starting the young season with six consecutive losses, three of which were by one run each, the Badger’s softball team left the ‘Bama Bash tournament last weekend on a hot streak. The team closed out the weekend’s affairs with two straight victories over quality opponents.The first win of the season came at the hands of East Carolina and could be attributed to the starting pitching of senior Leah Vanevenhoven, who threw six innings of shutout ball. Vanevenhoven, combined with lights out reliever Letty Olivarez, held the Pirates to five hits throughout the entire game in the Badger’s 3-1 victory. Olivarez came in with an inherited runner on second, and although she surrendered the Pirates’ lone run, any hope for a comeback was diminished when she struck out the final batter of the game.The tandem would not be outdone.The following day the two teamed up again to hand Notre Dame its third loss of the season. Vanevenhoven and Olivarez combined to pitch a three hit shutout in the Badgers’ 2-0 win.In the bottom of the third inning, Olivarez ultimately helped the cause when she cranked a two-run homer over the left field wall, giving the Badgers the early lead. Once Olivarez replaced Vanevenhoven in the circle, ironically, it was the latter player’s arm who preserved the lead. Vanevenhoven tracked down a deep fly to right field with a runner on third, and then gunned her out after the runner tagged up. Olivarez’s two saves and Vanevenhoven’s 2-0 record with a .7 ERA over ten innings earned them both spots on the tournament team.This weekend the team travels to Albuquerque, N.M., where it will play five games between Friday and Sunday at the Lobo Invitational. This upcoming tournament represents a softer part of the Badgers’ brutal early season schedule, as none of the teams the Badgers will play have cracked the NCAAs top 25.At last weekend’s tournament, the Badgers faced Alabama, the nation’s No.1 team. Combined with games against Long Beach State, Fresno State and Notre Dame, all teams that have been ranked in the polls or received votes for the top 25, and the 2-6 record is understandable. This weekend the Badgers will face Texas Tech twice, Drake twice and New Mexico once — all teams that haven’t even broken the top 25.The New Mexico Lobos bring a 3-5 record to their own tournament while the Texas Tech Red Raiders come in riding a six-game losing streak. Granted, the Badgers are only 2-6, but with such a difficult early schedule and a two-game win streak over solid programs, the Badgers have plenty to be optimistic about.Not only will Vanevenhoven’s arm be crucial to this weekend success, but her team best .444 batting average at last weekend’s tournament will also be vital if the Badgers are to have any success this weekend.Another key component to the Badger’s offensive attack will have to be senior Nicole Whaley, who is hitting .286 with five RBIs and four walks while playing one of softball’s most demanding positions: catcher.Regardless of who steps up this weekend, their efforts will be negligible if the Badgers don’t maintain their current trend of strong pitching and defense.last_img read more

USC women’s swimming earns 10 All-Academic honors

first_imgSwimming scholars · Ten members of the women’s swim and dive team were selected this week for the Pac-12 All-Academic teams – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanA total of 10 Trojans earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honors this week for their performance in the pool and in the classroom. Senior Anika Apostalon, who was also selected as the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned a spot in the conference All-Academic first team.Sophomore Elizabeth Stinson was also picked for a spot on the All-Academic second team. The pair was joined by eight other women’s swimmers and divers who made the list of athletes honored by the Pac-12.Apostalon is the co-captain for the team and also earned three All-American distinctions in the pool this year. She was already awarded Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors at this year’s Pac-12 championship after earning a 3.92 GPA in psychology. Stinson was a member of last year’s NCAA team and a 2016 Pac-12 champion. She earned her spot on the second team after finishing with a 3.62 GPA in economics.Seniors Riley Hayward and Kelsey Kafka earned honorable mentions, along with junior Hannah Weiss and sophomores Hanni Leach, Olivia Ontjes, Riley Scott, Allie Wooden and Maddie Wright. This was Kafka’s third year receiving the honor and Weiss’ second.Student-athletes must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and take part in at least half of their athletic team’s events throughout the regular season in order to be eligible for the Pac-12 academic team.The list excludes freshmen and first-year transfers, allowing only members from sophomore through senior classes. The Trojans were third in teams on the list, trailing Cal and Stanford.This years’ accolades came after the Trojans took ninth overall at the NCAA championship and third at the Pac-12 championships.last_img read more

O Neill primed for Mondays showdown

first_imgRobbie Brady scored late on before Edin Dzeko equalised.Ireland boss Martin O’Neill said afterwards we will really go for it on Monday night.There’s action in the European Championships play-offs this evening. Slovenia face the difficult trip to the Ukraine at 5pm.At 7.45, Sweden host Denmark in the last of the first leg play-offs.last_img

Alabama’s Tagovailoa leaves game with ankle injury

first_imgLast Updated: 20th October, 2019 19:32 IST Alabama’s Tagovailoa Leaves Game With Ankle Injury Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left in the first half against Tennessee with an ankle injury. Tagovailoa walked off the field and was taken to the sideline medical tent during the second quarter on Saturday night. Written By Associated Press Television News 10 months ago Thailand’s budget bill of $106 billion passed narrowly by MPs SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts COMMENT 10 months ago South Africa grinds down Japan 26-3 to reach the Rugby World Cup semifinals against Wales FOLLOW US Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left in the first half against Tennessee with an ankle injury. Tagovailoa walked off the field and was taken to the sideline medical tent during the second quarter on Saturday night. The 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up then was escorted to the locker room while Mac Jones took his place.Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban told ESPN Tagovailoa twisted an ankle and that he wasn’t sure if the quarterback’s status for the second half. Tagovailoa called a timeout just before the play clock ran out after a sack and walked to the sideline.He was 11 of 12 for 155 before the injury. Tagovailoa did throw an interception on first-and-goal from the 2 when he tried to force the ball while scrambling. First Published: 20th October, 2019 19:32 IST WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago North Carolina Republicans return for session likely end LIVE TVlast_img read more

Barnes leads Clippers to fifth straight win

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Blake Griffin added 22 points and Darren Collison had 18 for Los Angeles.DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 17 rebounds and blocked Goran Dragic’s layup try with the Suns still in it with 41 seconds to go.P.J. Tucker scored 18 and Gerald Green 17 on 6-of-19 shooting for the Suns, who played without center Miles Plumlee (right knee sprain). They also lost guard Leandro Barbosa to a broken left hand in the first half. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said Barbosa would be out four to six weeks.After Jordan’s block, his two free throws sealed it at 101-94 with 39.5 seconds left. Phoenix led by as many as 12 in the third quarter and trailed by as many as 15 in the fourth before cutting it to three late.Trailing 61-49, Los Angeles outscored the Suns 32-10 to take an 81-71 lead on Barnes’ layup after a Clippers offensive rebound with 38.9 seconds to go in the third quarter. Markieff Morris scored to cut Los Angeles’ lead to 81-73 entering the fourth.Barnes shot 7 of 7 for 18 points in the third quarter. Griffin added 12 in the period.The Clippers won despite a 4-for-14 shooting night from Chris Paul. Dragic, his Phoenix counterpart, was 5 for 14. They had nine assists apiece.“It is not going to be Blake and Chris every night,” Barnes said. “We have a deep team and you have to be accountable for everybody and we have been showing that lately.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers credited his team’s second-half defense.“The second quarter was horrendous,” he said. “But then I thought our defense, to hold them to 39 points in the second half — everybody was in the right spots. We were rotating, and we played with intensity.”Los Angeles built its biggest lead at 90-75 on Jared Dudley’s layup with 8:48 left. Phoenix got back in it with an 11-0 run. Morris scored on a baseline dunk, then followed with a 3-pointer that cut the Clippers’ lead to 90-86 with 6:31 left.Green was 3 for 16 before making two 3s and bouncing in a 16-footer to cut the lead to 97-94 with 2:37 to go. Griffin made a fadeaway 13-footer with 2:09 left.“The third quarter, they were more physical, especially on defense,” Dragic said. “We were catching the ball way out and we didn’t get open shots. They just played hard defense, like we should do.”Early on, Phoenix dominated.The Suns outscored the Clippers 16-2 over the final 31/2 minutes of the first quarter and the opening 1:45 of the second to lead 30-24 after newcomer Shavlik Randolph made one of two free throws with 10:15 left in the half.Dragic got his offense in gear in the final 1:19 of the half. He sank a 3-pointer, stole Barnes’ pass for a layup, then fed Alex Len for a layup as Phoenix used a 9-2 run to lead 55-44 at the break.center_img PHOENIX >> Matt Barnes knows shooting nights like this are rare moments to be savored.The 11-year NBA veteran scored 18 of his 28 points in the third quarter and the Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 104-96 Tuesday to match their season best of five victories in a row.Barnes made 12 of his first 13 shots and scored 16 points in the first 5:09 of the third quarter. “I felt like I got good looks every time,” he said. “I found a little bit of space and was able to get the shot up. Every time it left my hands it felt good. One of those nights.”last_img read more