Noah Farrelly’s legacy runs on with personalized sneaker ID tags to promote young runner safety

first_imgThe memorial fund also works to spread Noah’s story and emphasize the important of road safety for young runners. The tags were distributed to several local STAC school track teams, providing identification for more than 200 students. “If anything should happen to them their families would be spared the awful experience of having their child be alone and unidentified,” explained Farrelly. It’s an experience she remembers like it was yesterday. It’s a project she thinks Noah would be proud to have his name on. “I think he’d be really happy to know that because of him there’s a lot of good that we’re able to do and he’s going to be help keep other kids who run safe.” A horrific day where you would want to comfort your child, for his mother Bridgette Farrelly, “Because Noah was alone and not carrying any identification at the time, it took the authorities nearly nine hours to contact us to let us know what had happened to our son.”center_img (WBNG) — One Binghamton mother is working to increase the safety of local runners with sneaker identification tags in memory of her son. Years later, however, the Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund is providing personalized sneaker identification tags to hundreds of runners in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference, which Noah was a part of. “As a mother, it was absolutely heartbreaking to imagine my son alone and trying to fight for his life and the people who were caring for him couldn’t comfort him or encourage him calling him by his name,” she explained. Binghamton High School graduate Noah Farrelly died back in December of 2018 after getting hit by a car while running while at school at Stonybrook University. The Virtual Noah Farrelly Walk and Run is coming up on June 14, 2020 and provides money for projects the memorial fund works on like this one.last_img read more

WHO urges Indonesia to test more suspected patients amid high death rate

first_imgTopics : On July 10, Indonesia performed a total of 23,609 tests and tested 9,388 new people. As of July 10, Indonesia had tested approximately 2,213 people per million, with the assumption of a national population of 270 million.Quoting Pandu Riono, an epidemiologist at the University of Indonesia, the WHO advised the governors of Jakarta, West Java and other cities with many cases to double or triple the rate of PCR testing “to get a better understanding of the spread of the disease throughout the country”.COVID-19 watchdog Kawal COVID-19 has shown that, as of July 9, there were at least 6,875 deaths among PDP and 485 deaths among ODP. The organization collected the information from suspected case data posted on provincial administrations’ websites. Not all provinces have released such data. Bali, for example, has withheld its provincial figures.The combined number of deaths – 7,360 – was much higher than the cumulative deaths among confirmed patients: 3,781 as of July 9. Since April, the WHO has also revised its recommendation for COVID-19 death reports, encouraging countries to include the deaths of both probable and confirmed patients. A probable patient, according to the WHO, is one for whom COVID-19 testing was inconclusive or on whom testing could not be performed. (evi) The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia to perform more COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on people suspected to have the illness because it has noted a “substantially high” number of deaths among patients under surveillance (PDP) and people under observation (ODP).The WHO acknowledged that Indonesia had improved its testing capacity significantly but said many of the PCR tests had been used on people already known to have COVID-19 – as the old WHO guidelines required.The organization changed the guidelines more than a month ago.center_img “Indonesia has a substantially high number of deaths of patients under surveillance [PDP] and people under observation [ODP]. Therefore, PCR tests should be prioritized for the diagnosis of suspected cases [PDP and ODP] rather than for follow-up tests for patients to be discharged,” the WHO said in its situation report for Indonesia on July 8.The organization said it had revised the patient discharge criteria in a set of guidelines published on May 27. A confirmed COVID-19 patient who is hospitalized no longer requires two consecutive negative PCR tests for release, as was the requirement previously.As of July 10, Indonesia had conducted a total of 1,015,678 PCR tests. However, because the old WHO guidelines on discharging patients required hospitals to test confirmed patients multiple times, only 597,468 distinct people had been tested, meaning only 58.8 percent of the PCR tests had been used on people who hadn’t been tested before.“If adopted country-wide, this prioritization of PCR tests would mean improved diagnoses of suspected COVID-19 cases,” the WHO said.last_img read more

29 Afghan security personnel killed in renewed clashes

first_imgBut the Talibancarried out attacks on security checkpoints in the northern province of Kunduzon Tuesday night in which a security official who declined to be identifiedsaid 15 members of the Afghan army were killed.  KABUL – Atleast 29 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in Talibanattacks that followed air and ground assaults by government forces on theIslamist group at the weekend. At least 29 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in Taliban attacks that followed air and ground assaults by government forces on the Islamist group at the weekend. REUTERS The DefenseMinistry on Sunday said government forces had killed 51 Taliban fighters in theweekend assaults.  The Talibanalso attacked a police station on Monday night in Pul-e Khomri, capital of theneighboring Baghlan province, killing 14 policemen, said Safdar Muhseni, headof the provincial council.(Reuters)last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores (12-29)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday (12-29)Delphi Tourney.1st Round.Indy Attucks  58     Jac-Cen-Del  54Rossville  59     North Montgomery  50Tipton  51     North White  41Delphi  64     Hammond  402nd Round.Jac-Cen-Del  48     North White  34North Montgomery  41     Hammond  35Indy Attucks  65     Tipton  60Delphi  52     Rossville  33Greenfield-Central Tourney.1st Round.Marquette Catholic  51     East Central  48Greenfield-Central  70     Richmond  30Pendleton Heights  71     Whitco  47Westfield  66     Louisville Eastern  542nd Round.East Central  54     Richmond  35Louisville Eastern  77     Whitco  59Knightstown  54     South Decatur  39Lawrenceburg  48     Taylor  35Shawe Memorial  58     Lanesville  48last_img read more

Josh Pruitt repeats Stock Car Shootout checkers at Stuart

first_imgBy Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (June 26) – If the script from Sunday’s Stew Hansen Dodge Stock Car Shootout at Stuart Speedway sounded familiar, it’s because you saw it played out last season, too.Josh Pruitt borrowed his father Terry’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, won the main event and took home $1,000 for the second straight year.Mike Harris and Pruitt pulled the first two chips out of the bucket and led the field to green. Pruitt held the top spot early over Harris and Damon Murty.Murty moved to second on lap five and set his sights on the lead, but a flat tire on lap 10 ended his night and turned over second to Marcus Fagan.Fagan stayed zeroed in on Pruitt until the yellow flew on lap 19. The cars bunched up for the final restart of the night, and while everyone was doing the chasing, Pruitt set sail to take his second straight Shootout by nearly half a straightaway.Terry Klocke finished second with Jay Schmidt third, Fagan fourth and Todd Inman fifth.Other winners included Jake Murray in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Ryan Grochala in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Clint Luellen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and John Gill in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Next Sunday, July 3 will be the Fever Heat Classic. IMCA Late Models will make their sole appearance at Stuart this season, racing for $1,000 to win, while the Sport Compacts are in search of a $250 payday!.Both divisions will be draw/redraw and the other regular divisions will be in action as well.Feature results – 1. Josh Pruitt; 2. Terry Klocke; 3. Jay Schmidt; 4. Marcus Fagan; 5. Todd Inman; 6. Adam Klocke; 7. Josh Daniels; 8. Daniel Hilsabeck; 9. Brian Blessington; 10. Randy Killen; 11. Robbie Merkle; 12. Derrick Rohe; 13. Cory Bushnell; 14. Gene Stigall; 15. Clay Mercer; 16. Mike Albertson; 17. Brandon Pruitt; 18. Damon Murty; 19. Mike Harris; 20. Ben Walding.last_img read more

Donnie Metcalf – Metamora

first_imgCremation was chosen with burial in Peppertown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  To send condolences or memories via the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Donnie Metcalf. Survivors include one sister, Judy Brown of Liberty; one brother, Mack Metcalf of Metamora; 8 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Claude and Harold Metcalf. Donnie Metcalf, of Metamora, was born on July 6, 1955 in Batesville, a son to Robert and Nora McDaniel Metcalf.  He loved fast cars and racing them at Edgewater.  Donnie also enjoyed being outdoors hunting.  On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the age of 63, he passed away at his residence.last_img read more

Carol Jean Maple

first_imgCarol Jean Maple, age 89 of Batesville, Indiana passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  The daughter of Edwin and Lillie (nee: Thie) Schone was born on July 28, 1930 in Batesville. She married Roger Maple on January 10, 1948 at St. Johns UCC (Huntersville).The 1948 Batesville High School graduate was very active throughout her life raising her children, working and volunteering in town.  Carol worked for Hill-Rom as an interior designer for many years, before starting her own business, “Carol Maple Interiors”. More recently she enjoyed working for Goodys before she retired.Carol liked serving her church.  She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and part of the Loyal Workers at St. John’s UCC.  She also sang in the church choir, the Easter Ecumenical Choir and played in the hand bell choir.  She was a member of the Batesville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #348, Batesville VFW Post #3183 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of St. John’s UCC.  Many times Carol could be found tending to her flowers in her gardens or often playing the organ or piano.  Most often though, Carol loved spending her time with her family and friends.She will be dearly missed by her daughters Diana Schantz (Tony), Becky Schutte (Roger) and Kathie Pohlman (Tim); son, Douglas John Maple (Cindy); 8 grandchildren, Tony, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Wendy, Jonathan, Jessica, Joshua, Nathan; 14 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; along with her sister, Marilyn Sitterding (Richard).In addition to her parents and husband, Roger, she was preceded in death by her brother John Schone, sister, Margaret Schone and sister-in-law Pauline Schone.Visitation will be Monday, February 17th from 4-7pm at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Funeral Services will be 11:00am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at St. John United Church of Christ, Batesville. Rev. Joey Feldmann officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. John UCC Cemetery.Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children or St. John UCC School House Fund.  Online condolences read more

McCullough and Reeves win Northern Ireland calls

first_img O’Neill’s Group F leaders face Greece at home on Thursday then Finland away three days later. One more win in what is their concluding double-header of fixtures in the pool would guarantee Northern Ireland’s maiden appearance in a European Championship. Press Association Doncaster defender Luke McCullough and MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves have been called into Northern Ireland’s squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland.center_img Boss Michael O’Neill has brought the pair into the group amid injury concerns over two of his defenders, West Brom duo Jonny Evans and Gareth McAuley. Evans came off in Albion’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday due to a hamstring problem. McAuley played the whole game, but had been a doubt in the build-up because of a calf complaint. last_img read more

Afghan skipper confident in white-ball game, wants patience in Test

first_imgLUCKNOW, India, (CMC) – Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has called for patience and maturity from his side when they face West Indies in a one-off Test here at month-end, but says he is a lot less concerned about their ability to compete in the preceding white-ball series.The minnows are brimming with confidence after scoring their first Test win last month – a 224-run thrashing of Bangladesh in Chittagong – and Khan believes they are now well placed to strongly challenge West Indies.“They are a strong side, but we are well prepared and ready to challenge them,” Khan said here as Afghanistan put their finishing touches on preparation for the series.“Recently, we had a good domestic tournament back home and have infused new talent in the side. I am sure people in Lucknow would get to see good cricket over the next month.”He added: “My boys were good against Bangladesh in the Test last time. We are natural power-hitters, so smashing sixes in 50-over and T20 cricket isn’t a problem for us. Test cricket requires so much patience and I need my boys to mature in that format also.”Afghanistan have already beaten West Indies three times in six One-Day Internationals but only once in four T20 Internationals.However, in their last meeting during the recent ICC World Cup earlier this year, they went down to West Indies, as they finished last of 10 teams in the England showpiece.Khan, who was recently appointed captain in all formats, said the team had since worked very hard to improve their weaknesses.“We’ve been working hard on our shortcomings and making sincere efforts to eradicate them. We lacked the finishing ability in the World Cup but fought well against all teams and lost close matches. We should have won four, five matches there,” he contended.“After the 2015 World Cup, we didn’t get a chance to play against teams like Australia, New Zealand, England, etc., so understanding them was difficult.“We are hopeful we can come good at the next World Cup after having a good experience of playing against big teams over the next four years.”Afghanistan take on the Caribbean side next Wednesday in the first of three ODIs before clashing again in three T20 Internationals beginning November 14.The first Test between the two sides is carded for December 27.Khan, an incisive leg-spinner who will lead Afghanistan’s attack in the series, says the Windies tour will be excellent preparation for crucial upcoming assignments.“Right now we are focused on the Asia Cup and this series provides a perfect opportunity to get ready for that,” he said. “Playing against West Indies will help prepare well for the next T20 World Cup.”last_img read more

LA Dodgers, New York Mets rekindle NLDS ‘rivalry’

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error That was the only question Utley took on the topic. Major League Baseball tried suspending Utley for two games, but he appealed and the suspension was ultimately dropped. A new rule, 6.01(j) was then enacted to prevent slides like the one that fractured Tejada’s tibia in Game 2. The “Chase Utley rule” its colloquial name, and that seems to be the only practical reminder of the play.Tejada is no longer with the Mets and the specter of retaliation has faded somewhat. MLB officials met with coaches and executives from both teams prior to Game 3 in New York last year to ensure the series didn’t descend into a beanball war. It did not, and Utley didn’t play in the series again until the ninth inning of Game 5 in Los Angeles.“We’re not even thinking about it,” Howell said. “It was not dirty. (Utley) wasn’t trying to hurt anybody. He was trying to break up a double play. I don’t know how they feel. Definitely they were upset. It’s up to them.”The two teams’ rosters are more similar today than different.Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz all started NLDS games for the Mets, and all three will pitch again in this series — Matz on Monday against Scott Kazmir, deGrom on Tuesday against Alex Wood, and Syndergaard on Wednesday against Kenta Maeda.Thursday’s game pits Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Colon broke the internet Saturday by hitting his first career home run at age 42. Meanwhile, all Kershaw did Saturday was earn a chunk of his $34.6 million paycheck by roundly beating the Toronto Blue Jays.Gone is Daniel Murphy, who hit three home runs in the NLDS, including the game-winning blast off Zack Greinke in Game 5. The second baseman sought a big contract in free agency and got it from the Washington Nationals. Greinke left for greener pastures too, signing a $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.While the Mets rewarded Terry Collins with a two-year contract extension, the Dodgers switched managers, replacing Don Mattingly with Dave Roberts.During his interview process, Roberts was asked to manage a simulated NLDS against the Mets with a focus on the do-or-die Game 5. Roberts’ simulated team won, unlike the real Dodgers guided by Mattingly.Will that help him manage a series against the Mets this week?“No,” he said, “because in that situation it was do-or-die, win-or-go-home. In the playoffs there is no tomorrow. So you’re not managing a ‘pen like you would. So am I a little bit more familiar with the Mets? Maybe.” In the Dodgers’ clubhouse Sunday, talk about the Mets sounded a lot like it would for any upcoming opponent. The memories may linger but the players say they’ve moved on. “If I could go back and change it, there’s a lot of things I would change but that’s part of the game,” Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick said. “You go out and play the game the way you know how to play it. Sometimes you get caught up in those moments and you learn from those experiences. “Do I wish it would’ve ended differently? Sure. I wish it would’ve ended in the World Series.”Utley was more tight-lipped. “No,” he said, asked if anything from the series stuck with him into the new season. “You try to put every season behind you and focus on the one at hand.”center_img TORONTO >> It’s been 207 days since the New York Mets last visited Los Angeles. Some of the names have changed on both sides, and time has healed Ruben Tejada’s wound, but a heated National League Division Series last October may have done enough to stir a lingering rivalry.The Mets, who eliminated the Dodgers in five games, begin a four-game series at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.The emotions surrounding the series probably run stronger in Queens, where Chase Utley’s bone-breaking slide into Tejada’s leg caused a firestorm of controversy — and ultimately a new rule. The teams play at Citi Field later this month, so we’ll find out soon enough. “I don’t know,” Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell said. “I don’t know if the Mets have a beef with anyone.”last_img read more