Frye urges severe weather awareness

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Indiana’s weather can be unpredictable, especially during springtime. Already this year, spring floods and unseasonal snow have devastated large parts of our communities. As we enter the summer months, everyone should review severe weather safety tips. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has prepared and assembled helpful, expert information on how to prepare for potential natural disasters.Thunderstorms, flooding, lightning and tornadoes can produce heavy rain, hail and strong winds that easily damage property. Be proactive in preparing yourself for these storms by parking vehicles under shelters to avoid hail damage or away from areas that easily flood. In case of emergency, have a portable preparedness kit ready to go at a moment’s notice. Kits should include at least one gallon of water per person, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a whistle to signal for help and a battery-powered or hand crank weather radio.With warmer temperatures, more Hoosiers will be spending time outdoors and staying up-to-date on life-threatening weather conditions is critical for staying safe. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Weather Radios send out special alarm tones to signal a watch or warning alerting listeners to take appropriate safety measures. These radios should be NOAA certified. You can purchase one at most local retail shops.If severe weather is expected in your area, seek out shelter with a strong foundation and monitor your weather radio. If you see lightning, do not touch the metal inside buildings and stay away from isolated trees. During a tornado or thunderstorm warning you should evacuate mobile homes and retreat to storm shelters and basements. Avoid standing next to windows as the glass might shatter. When flooding is a possibility, get to higher ground and make sure you know alternative escape routes in case one is blocked. Never drive your vehicle through high water.More information on severe weather can be found by visiting www.in.gov/dhs, following the “Get Prepared” tab on the left side of the page and select “Severe Weather.”Severe weather can hit without warning, and if you aren’t prepared, it could hinder your ability to make sound decisions. Review these tips and preparedness pages to help keep you and your family safe. Please contact me with any questions you may have at h67@iga.in.gov or 317-234-3827.last_img read more

Pochettino to assess future in May

first_img “It is clear that at the end of the season we will assess the situation at the club, and then we will decide whether it will be apt for me to stay here for another season. “Until the end of the season if the owners want me to be the manager, then I will be the manager at this club. “When people change, things change, it’s inevitable that will happen, but I am still committed to this club for now. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. “It’s clear Nicola has great charisma, he has great charm, and also a tough character; he’s a very driven person. “He’s a great negotiator, so what else can you add, he’s already the full package.” Katharina Liebherr inherited control of Southampton after her father Markus’ death in August 2010. Construction machinery magnate Markus Liebherr guided Southampton out of administration in 2009, holding a long-term ambition of securing Champions League football. Cortese joined the club to make that happen, but is understood to have had a difference of long-term vision with new owner Katharina Liebherr that led to his exit. Southampton take on Sunderland in Barclays Premier League action at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with Pochettino unsure whether the new non-executive chairman will attend, or meet the players. “In the five minutes that I spoke with her (on Thursday) she did not tell me whether she was coming, and she did not tell me whether she would speak with the players,” he said. “My opinion would be to say ‘Yes’, I think it would be important for her to be visible at the game, but that’s her personal decision, she’s chairman for a reason and she can make her own decision. “I have to be honest it’s only the second time I’ve met with her. “At the end of last season Nicola invited the entire staff to an end-of-season party, that’s where I met her, and today was the second time we’ve met.” Businesswoman Liebherr has never hidden her lack of football knowledge. Pochettino admitted he hopes she will surround herself with lieutenants experienced in the sport, now that Cortese has left St Mary’s. “I would imagine that those kinds of people have people around them who do know about football, like myself,” he said. “It’s not up to me when the chairman speaks to me, it’s up to her to speak to me as she pleases. “On a personal basis I would not be in agreement to sell any player we do not want to sell.” The Argentinian boss has refused to pledge his long-term future to St Mary’s in the wake of executive chairman Nicola Cortese’s resignation. Pochettino ruled out following Cortese out of Southampton before the end of the current campaign, but offered no further assurances. Press Association Mauricio Pochettino will reassess his Southampton position at the end of the season. The 41-year-old questioned owner and now interim chairman Katharina Liebherr’s ability to recruit a suitable chief executive to replace Cortese and fight Southampton’s mounting transfer battles. The former Espanyol boss vowed no-one will leave Southampton during the transfer window without his blessing, but Manchester City are circling on teenage talent Luke Shaw and West Ham are closing in on England striker Rickie Lambert. Press Association Sport understands Cortese harbours deep ambitions to take up another post in English football. The 45-year-old is also clearly keen to reprise his double act with Pochettino, with sources describing the duo as having a very strong bond. Southampton’s manager himself will not be making any snap decisions, but admitted it would be folly not to consider working under Cortese in future. “It would make no sense for me to leave this club in the middle of the season, no-one would understand it,” said Pochettino. “I’m pretty sure Nicola would not understand that decision from me. “I will finish the season and then we will see what happens. last_img read more

2019/20 NPFL to Kick-off November 3 and End May 31, 2020

first_imgThe League Management Company (LMC) has announced November 3, 2019 as the kick-off date of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with match slated at all ten venues.This followed a consultative meeting between the LMC and heads of the 20 participating clubs in Abuja on Monday, October 14, during which the Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko presented a comprehensive briefing to bring the clubs’ officials up to date on situations in the NPFL, especially, the commercial activities and more robust business plans that are being pursued to resolve the recent challenges faced by the league.The LMC had proposed two start date options of October 20 or October 27, 2019 to the clubs. However, after deliberations, the November 3 date was agreed. Part of the resolution of the meeting was an expression of appreciation to the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare for his bold support to the NPFL and commitment to the resolution of the challenges facing the league.The clubs’ administrators also expressed solidarity with the LMC and stated their preparedness to contribute towards successful delivery of the business plan presented by the LMC.The clubs in applauding the LMC leadership and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), noted the positive effort and actual work that are being put in place to strengthen organised football in Nigeria amidst avoidable challenges and distractionsThe meeting also witnessed the drawing of fixtures for the 2019/2020 season with November 3, as kick-off date and May 31, 2010 as the last Match-day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

LGBT students to focus on more outreach

first_imgThe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has started the new academic year with the  goal of expanding its support base among USC communities.The Queer and Ally Student Assembly has already hosted its welcome barbecue and a dance at Ground Zero Performance Cafè, but its vision for the rest of the year goes beyond events. QuASA started 2010 with a greater initiative: involving more people in its events, said Emily Allen, executive director of QuASA.Katrina MacGregor | Daily Trojan“My goal is for QuASA to bring all sorts of different people out to participate in the programming and activities, to show that you don’t have to be super involved in the community to get involved,” Allen said. “So I’m just trying to bring up the ideas of communities and support and a lot of different communities that have no relation to QuASA are doing that too.”Although QuASA is happy to be a part of USC’s welcoming community, some students said they realize that QuASA is still viewed as a niche organization on campus.“I feel welcome, and some of my friends who are straight feel welcome, but I know some people don’t even feel that they’re really invited,” said Willie Hartman, a freshman majoring in animation and digital arts.October is Coming Out month for the LGBT community. The theme of this year’s Coming Out month is “Melting Pot,” a title Allen said is designed to show that all types of campus cultures and communities can join together to support the LGBT community, and that diverse types of people can coexist and complement each other.“It’s to bring about awareness to a larger group at USC, not just the LGBT community but everybody,” Allen said.LGBT will kick off Coming Out month with a chocolate fountain and fondue in Alumni Park on Tuesday to emphasize the melting pot theme. Throughout October, LGBT will also be hosting events, such as karaoke night and a “Gay? Fine by Me” T-shirt giveaway.Through Oct. 10, QuASA will be collecting photos of students holding signs reading “I am an Ally” as part of its biggest event, “Coming Out as an Ally.” These photos will be displayed on Trousdale Parkway to show that the support of the LGBT community is widespread, Allen said.“This is the first time that we’re having Ally week as part of Coming Out month,” Allen said. “We’re just kind of opening up a demographic a little bit wider by really showing ally students that they too can be involved.”QuASA’s long-term goals are to dispel the idea that the group is only open to certain people, Allen said, and to expand their programs to as many students as possible.“The USC community has been so responsive and supportive whenever the LGBT community has reached out to it, especially with the Ally project,” Allen said. “So we just hope that more communities at USC that want to get involved will speak up and we can collaborate with them in the future. Collaboration is what it’s all about.”Joshua Morris, a senior majoring in  psychology, said he has been a member of QuASA since freshman year.“What happens in the LGBT community affects everyone,” Morris said. “Knowing that we’re all Trojans, I feel it is very important that we all support each other.”last_img read more

Tyler Lydon impresses by doing the little things in college debut

first_imgTyler Lydon’s college basketball career was four minutes and 55 seconds old before Jim Boeheim threw him into an unnatural role.After Dajuan Coleman picked up his second foul on a driving Austin Price, Lydon dashed to the scorer’s table and a wave from the referee made him the first center off the bench of Syracuse’s season. All 6 feet 8 inches and 210 pounds of him were called on to man the center of the Orange’s 2-3 zone. Playing him there, as the “big man” of a three-forward lineup, was discussed as an option heading into the season.But no one, starting with Lydon, thought it’d happen so soon.“If you told me this probably in the summer I would have been like, ‘No way, you’re crazy,’” Lydon said of playing center before forward. “But after getting here and stuff, I’ve been playing a lot in practice and getting used to it. I’m feeling pretty comfortable in there.”On Friday, Lydon looked as much as Syracuse (1-0) opened its season with a 57-47 win over Lehigh (0-1) in the Carrier Dome. The freshman first filled in for Coleman, then played the wing, then shifted back to center, then back to the wing, and so on. Coleman finished with four fouls and just 13 minutes played. Lydon finished his college debut with four points, 11 rebounds — making him the only SU player to grab more than six boards — two blocks and three steals in 28 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange sprinted ahead of the Mountain Hawks in the first half before fighting off a strong comeback in the second, and Lydon’s unrelenting effort was effective throughout the game.“A lot of energy,” SU point guard Michael Gbinije said of Lydon. “… He did a good job of blocking shots and rebounding today. He’s definitely going to be big for us.” Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2015 at 11:12 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jessecenter_img Less than a minute after coming off the bench, Lydon slid to the short corner and blocked a floater attempt by Lehigh forward Jesse Chuku. The ball floated out of bounds but Lydon toed the baseline, leapt in front of the first row of fans and flipped a save behind his back to start Syracuse’s offense the other way.Less than a minute after coming off the bench, Lydon slid to the short corner and blocked a floater attempt by Lehigh forward Jesse Chuku. The ball floated out of bounds but Lydon toed the baseline, leapt in front of the first row of fans and flipped a save behind his back to start Syracuse’s offense the other way.Less than a minute after coming off the bench, Lydon slid to the short corner and blocked a floater attempt by Lehigh forward Jesse Chuku. The ball floated out of bounds but Lydon toed the baseline, leapt in front of the first row of fans and flipped a save behind his back to start Syracuse’s offense the other way.After a Syracuse timeout at the 12:50 mark of the first half, Lydon sprinted back on defense, stole a pass intended for a cutter and found Trevor Cooney who raced down the court for an uncontested layup. A play later, Lydon reached his arms out to steal another pass and Malachi Richardson hit a mid-range jumper on the other end.Lehigh called a timeout to stop the mini run. Lydon bounced toward the Syracuse bench with a smile stretching across his face. Cooney ran to meet him close to half court and Lydon yelled “Let’s go” as the two exchanged a high-five.“Tyler was great on defense in the first half,” Boeheim said. “He made some great defensive plays out of the center position.”On the other end, Lydon mostly facilitated out of the high post and was hesitant to shoot his jump shot. With five minutes left in the first half, he caught the ball wide-open and awkwardly pump faked twice. The defender caught up to him and he traveled before swishing a 3 after the whistle.Boeheim said Lydon should shoot more confidently and added that Syracuse’s centers didn’t play as well in the second half. Lydon said that he didn’t slide as well defensively and could, less than a half hour after the game, already think of two or three plays that he messed up on. He also admitted he was nervous when he first entered the game and that that probably contributed to the small mistakes.But for a forward who began his career at center, nerves were more than warranted.“I’m not too surprised by anything anymore,” Lydon said. “It was good to get out there.” Comments Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse tops Lehigh in season-opening winWhat we learned from Syracuse’s season-opening win over LehighChinonso Obokoh rises for 4 blocks in Syracuse’s 57-47 win over LehighSyracuse couples 1st-half defense with late offensive push to topple LehighFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s season-opening win vs. Lehighlast_img read more

International Champions Cup action comes to the Aviva

first_imgRepublic of Ireland under-21 international Eoghan O’Connell will be hoping for another chance to impress Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers after breaking into the Hoops’ first-team squad during pre-season.Kick-off is at 6pm.Meanwhile, The FAI’s Festival of Football, which has been taking place in Tipperary all week, ends today. The association’s AGM is the last event of the extensive programme.last_img

Everton striker Louis Saha crashes Ferrari

first_imgEverton striker Louis Saha crashed into a fence while driving his Ferrari on a country road in Cheshire.The 32-year-old was driving in Wilmslow on Sunday evening when he lost control of the vehicle, Cheshire Police confirmed.The Frenchman, who was alone, did not need hospital treatment.The accident happened on the A538 Altrincham Road, near to the airport tunnel where Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari in January 2009.A Cheshire Police spokesman said no other vehicles were involved.“Officers attended the scene where a Ferrari had collided with a fence outside the tunnel on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow, at 2054 GMT.“The 32-year-old driver was uninjured. Inquiries are continuing.”Saha played in Everton’s 2-0 home win over Sunderland at Goodison Park on Saturday. He signed for the Merseyside club in 2008 after four and a half years with Manchester United.Source: BBClast_img read more

D.C. charges Tema Youth’s Wilfred Osei

first_imgDisciplinary proceedings has been opened against three team officials of Tema Youth, supporters of Berekum Chelsea and a player for actions in the Glo Premier League.The Disciplinary Committee will commence proceedings on Thursday, 22 November at 15:30 GMT.Wilfred Kwaku Osei and two other club officials of Tema Youth face misconduct charges.Supporters of Berekum Chelsea have also been accused of misbehavior.Real Tamale United player, Hassan Mohammed has been charged for misconduct for making derogatory and insulting remarks.Case: Hearts of Oak vrs RTU (Match Day 6) Statement of OffenceMisconduct of player contrary to Article 35 (7d), Article 35(9) and Article 39 (7a) of the Regulations of the Ghana Football Association.Particulars of OffenceThat on Sunday, 4th November, 2012 when Hearts of Oak played R.T.U at the Accra sports stadium, you HASSAN MOHAMMED made derogatory and insulting remarks in the dressing room and on the field of play to the effect that you thought the Accra Sports Stadium would also be banned and also the referee was mad which was heard by both the match Commissioner and the 4th Official.Case: Tema Youth vrs Berekum Chelsea (Match Day 6) Statement of OffenceMisconduct of club official contrary to Article 39 (7a) of the Regulations of the Ghana Football Association.Particulars of OffenceThat on Sunday 4th November, 2012 when Tema Youth played Chelsea at the Tema Sports Stadium, you JAMES LAMINA (official of Tema Youth) went into the match officials dressing room and issued death threats on the referee.Statement of Offence Misconduct of club official contrary to Article 39(7a) of the Regulations of the Ghana Football Association.Particulars of OffenceThat on Sunday 4th November, 2012 when Tema Youth played Chelsea at the Tema Sports Stadium, you MR. WILFRED KWAKU OSEI(Sporting Director of Tema Youth) went into the match officials dressing room with insults and threats and accused the match officials of taken money from Chelsea to cheat Tema Youth.Statement of OffenceMisconduct of club official contrary to Article 39 (7a) of the Regulations of the Ghana Football Association. Particulars of OffenceThat on Sunday 4th November, 2012 when Tema Youth played Chelsea at the Tema Sports Stadium you PRINCE OWUSU (Technical Director of Tema Youth) rushed onto the pitch at the end of the first half and rained insults on the referee for taking some bad decisions against Tema Youth.Case: Berekum Chelsea vrs Hearts of Oak (Match Day 5)Statement of OffenceMisconduct of supporters contrary to Article 35(3) and 35(4) of the Regulations of the Ghana Football Association. Particulars of OffenceThat on Sunday 28th October, 2012 when Chelsea played Hearts of Oak at the Golden City Park, Berekum, supporters of Chelsea together with the supporters chairman and an ardent supporter called AZIGIZA forcefully prevented players of Hearts of Oak from praying at the centre circle and in the process AZIGIZA sprinkled some liquid from a Voltic bottle at the centre.last_img read more

Joel Fameyeh signs for Belarusian side Belshina

first_imgTalented striker Joel Fameyeh has joined Belarusian side Belshina on a season long loan.The young striker was registered by Wa All Stars for this season’s Ghana Premier League from second-tier side Asokwa Deportivo but is yet to feature for the league leaders.Fameyeh hit the limelight with an impressive brace for the local Black Stars in their 2-1 victory over the Elephants of Ivory Coast.He was one of the leading scorers in the Division One League and was sought after by both Hearts and Kotoko in the off season.This  loan deal comes off the back of an unsuccessful trial stint in France.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Sports stars mourn rapper Nipsey Hussle’s death in shooting

first_imgRIP NIPSEYMAN GONE TOO SOON! TRYNNA DO GOOD IN HIS COMMUNITY🙏🏾🙏🏾 @NipseyHussle— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 1, 2019Hawks guard Trae Youn​g tweeted, “Gone but his Legacy will Live on FOREVER​”Gone but his Legacy will Live on FOREVER😓🙏🏽 #GoneTooSoonNipsey— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 1, 2019Hussle earned a Grammy nomination this year for his debut album, “Victory Lap.” LeBron James tweeted tears emojis and the message, “So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.”😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019Stephen Curry tweeted, “God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!!”God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2019Thunder star Russell Westbrook also tweeted praying hands emojis, saying, “YOU’RE ONE OF ONE BRO!!! Rest Up King”YOU’RE ONE OF ONE BRO!!! Rest Up King 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/fXzJesHlaB— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) April 1, 2019Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner tweeted, “Man, just crazy. Nipsey did so much good for so many people. I can’t believe it”Man, just crazy. Nipsey did so much good for so many people. I can’t believe it 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz) April 1, 2019Jets running back Le’Veon Bell expressed disbelief.please tell me it isn’t true about Nipsey…— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 31, 2019Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes was sadden by the loss, tweeting, “Man was making a difference. RIP”Sad to hear about Nipsey. Man was making a difference. RIP— Xavier Rhodes (@XavierRhodes29_) April 1, 2019Rockets guard Chris Paul tweeted, “Maaaan this got me sick… prayers to @LaurenLondon and the rest of the family #RIPNipsey”Maaaan this got me sick… prayers to @LaurenLondon and the rest of the family 🙏🏾 #RIPNipsey— Chris Paul (@CP3) April 1, 2019Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell tweeted, “RIP NIPSEYMAN GONE TOO SOON! TRYNNA DO GOOD IN HIS COMMUNITY” Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle’s death in a shooting in Los Angeles on Sunday led to an outpouring of grief, anger and disbelief from sports stars on social media.Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, was shot multiple times in a parking lot outside his clothing store in South-Central L.A. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Two other men were shot, and a suspect is at large.last_img read more