Noah “Spud” Hacker November 26, 1940 – September 8, 2019

first_imgNoah “Spud” Hacker, age 78 of New Haven passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his home. Born November 26, 1940 in Batesville, Indiana the son of Noah and Dorothy May (Patterson) Hacker.Noah graduated from Harrison High School in 1960, married Janet Radcliffe October 7, 1961 in New Haven, Ohio. Worked for Monsanto as a foreman for over35 years and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Attended Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church and CrossWay Community Church.Survived by his loving wife Janet Hacker, father of Sherry Hacker and Mary (Bill) Morgan. Papa of Parker, Will and Noah Hacker. Brother of Mert (Lloyd) Gulley.Preceded in death by his parents Noah and Dorothy Hacker, sisters Rose Neukam, Bernice Jackson, Marcella Grubbs and Grace Dunaway.Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mark Larimer officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society 2808 Reading Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 and/or DAV -Disabled American Veterans PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250 c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.last_img read more

Man U join Ndidi chase

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United is preparing a bid for Leicester City’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is in the market for a new box-to-box midfielder this summer. And while he’s been linked with Ajax’s ace, Donny van de Beek of Le 10 Sport said United scouts are pushing for Ndidi to be signed.The Nigeria international’s form this season has left United scouts stunned and they have delivered glowing reports on the youngster to Solskjaer.Solskjaer is now weighing up which midfielder to prioritise, with Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso another under consideration.Ndidi has remained one of the most influential players in Rogers Brendan’s current squad.The Super Eagles’ midfield ace joined the Foxes from Belgium side, Genk, in January 2017 as replacement for French international, N’Golo Kante, who left the club for Premier League giants, Chelsea. The Nigerian star recently signed a new contract that is expected to keep him at Leicester until 2024, saying he’s enjoying doing well with the King Power outfit, “so no need to go anywhere.”Tags: Donny van de BeekManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerWilfred Ndidilast_img read more

Holtby grateful to Fulham

first_imgLewis Holtby has thanked Fulham for his opportunity on loan and believes the potential of the young players at Craven Cottage will help the response to relegation from the Barclays Premier League. “Even though we went down I had a fantastic time here. I cried with the club when we went down and Fulham will always be a part of me. “The fans took to me and I took to them. I’m a person who plays with passion and desire. “When you play for a club, even on loan, you have to give 100 per cent dedication, you can’t just go and take the money. “You have to play football with heart and the Fulham fans deserve that.” Fulham reached the FA Youth Cup final, losing in agonising fashion to neighbours Chelsea, and Holtby believes youth can provide the foundation for future success. “This club has a brilliant academy,” he said. “A fresh start can see a lot of young blood come in and that can only bode well for the future.” Press Associationcenter_img Germany midfielder Holtby had a limited impact on loan from Tottenham, playing 13 games, scoring once, but insisted he “cried with the club” when the Cottagers’ demotion to the Championship was confirmed at Stoke, ending their 13-year top-flight stay. “It was fantastic to play for this club and they will always stay in my memories,” Holtby said on fulhamfc.com. last_img read more

Kane on target in Tottenham win

first_imgHarry Kane struck yet again as Tottenham beat Newcastle 3-1 to condemn the Magpies to a sixth successive Barclays Premier League defeat and rekindle their own hopes of European qualification. Defeat left Newcastle just seven points clear of the bottom three and knowing they will have to change their fortunes markedly over the next few weeks if they are to avoid a tense conclusion to a forgettable campaign. The game was watched by a crowd of 47,427, according to the official attendance, although that figure is likely to include season ticket holders who did not attend, and the mood of the locals will not have been improved by the sight of an aircraft flying overhead during the first half trailing a banner displaying the message, “5 in a row Sunderland”, a reference to Newcastle’s run of derby defeats. On a day when some fans voted with their feet and stayed away from St James’ while others protested outside, the Magpies did little to encourage those in the stands that they could end a depressing run of results. They started relatively brightly with Remy Cabella, employed on the left side of midfield, making life difficult for full-back Eric Dier and central defender Federico Fazio, while lone striker Ayoze Perez once again showed commendable appetite despite being largely isolated for much of the first half. The former Tenerife frontman was given offside as he ran on to Vurnon Anita’s 12th-minute through-ball, replays suggesting incorrectly so, and he tested keeper Michel Vorm for the first time two minutes later with a right-foot snapshot from Yoan Gouffran’s right-wing cross. After Cabella had scuffed a shot straight at the keeper and Mike Williamson had headed a Ryan Taylor free-kick high over, Perez saw a 31st-minute shot blocked at source by Jan Vertonghen and Vorm pluck his dipping effort from under the crossbar six minutes before the break. But in the meantime, the visitors had taken the lead from their first meaningful effort on goal, and while there was much to admire about Chadli’s strike, the Magpies contributed to their own downfall. Gouffran needlessly squandered possession in the middle of the field and as Chadli advanced, the black and white shirts back-pedalled impotently to allow him to send a dipping, swerving left-foot shot beyond Tim Krul’s despairing dive. The England striker scored in stoppage time to cement victory at St James’ Park – just Spurs’ second win in five attempts – on a day when thousands of home fans stayed away in protest at owner Mike Ashley’s tenure. His effort came after Christian Eriksen has restored the visitors’ lead minutes after Jack Colback had dragged Newcastle back into game by cancelling out Nacer Chadli’s first-half opener. It might have been worse for the home side a minute before the break when, after Nabil Bentaleb had cleverly flicked the ball over Colback and fed Chadli wide on the left, he slid in striker Harry Kane, who forced a fine save from Krul at his near post. Carver made a double substitution at the break when he sent on Sammy Ameobi and Gabriel Obertan for Mehdi Abeid and Gouffran, and his side were level within 20 seconds. Perez wormed his way into the penalty area from the right and crossed for full-back Daryl Janmaat, whose initial effort was blocked, but Colback slid the rebound home to drag Newcastle back into it. However, Spurs needed just seven minutes to regain the lead as the Magpies capitulated from a set-piece as Krul could only help Eriksen’s free-kick into his own net as it sped across goal. Bentaleb was inches away from killing the game off two minutes later when he powered a header just over from Chadli’s cross. The Magpies responded in committed fashion, but a lack of both care and quality in possession meant Spurs were rarely under any sustained pressure, and it took a remarkable save by Krul at point-blank range to keep out Kane’s 67th-minute volley. Krul excelled himself once again to deny Erik Lamela one-on-one with 15 minutes remaining, but his resilience was to prove in vain at the death when Kane accepted Lamela’s pass to round off a lighting 91st-minute break with the home side pushing for an equaliser. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mary Dombrowski’s 4 RBIs not enough in Syracuse loss to Pittsburgh

first_img Published on April 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm Syracuse couldn’t make good on its opportunities. In its loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Orange stranded 10 runners on base.It was an area that the Orange struggled in all day, and Mary Dombrowski did all she could to make it a non-factor.“There’s just a different intensity when it gets to the end of the game and you just feel the need to pull out,” Dombrowski said, “and be the more important hitter, the one who’s going to be the star and get the winning run.”The senior center fielder was the star in the first five innings, knocking in four runs on two hits, including a home run that gave SU (15-22, 1-10 Atlantic Coast) the lead in the bottom of the fifth. But Pitt (29-14, 9-9) answered back and Orange hitters squandered late opportunities in an eventual 10-7 loss at SU Softball Stadium.In the first inning, Syracuse loaded the bases on three straight two-out walks. Dombrowski followed with a single through the hole on the left side for her first RBI.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDombrowski walked to lead off the fourth before designated player Rachel Burkhardt knocked her in two batters later. The senior entered the weekend series with a .131 batting average and one home run, but left the finale batting an even .200 with three homers.“I’ve been working with (hitting coach Matt Nandin) on … getting my hands in front so I can time the ball better,” Dombrowski said.She came to bat again in the fifth with two runners on base and timed the 2-1 pitch perfectly, hitting it over the fence in dead center to regain the lead.Head coach Leigh Ross attributed Dombrowksi’s resurgence to her positive attitude and confidence at the plate, despite her struggles.“I think we scored enough runs to win a game today,” Ross said.And while Dombrowski did all she could, the rest of the lineup didn’t help the scoring enough to put SU on top.In the sixth inning, first baseman Sydney O’Hara stepped to the plate with two out and two on. Pitcher Kayla Harris threw O’Hara seven pitches over the outside part of the plate, and the hitter obliged by chasing four of them in an eventual strikeout.“We would get singles, one at a time, one by one by one, when you got bases loaded you need one big hit,” Ross said, adding that while SU failed to get that big hit late in the game, Pitt succeeded.The Orange entered the top of the seventh trailing by two, but found itself down five by the time Dombrowski stepped to the plate with one on in the bottom half.She smacked a ground ball toward third baseman Shelby Pickett, who misplayed the ball, allowing Dombrowski to reach base. After a strikeout, Burkhardt loaded the bases on an infield single.Syracuse scored two more runs. And despite a breakout performance from a player who desperately needed it, the Orange still came up short.Said Dombrowski: “Getting two runs in an inning is nothing to shake your head at but that’s just how the game goes.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Estonia & Latvia growth offsets Olympic Entertainment closures in Poland & Belarus

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Submit Share Olybet named NBA betting partner for the Baltics and Slovakia July 31, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Led by growth in its core markets of Estonia and Latvia, Eastern European gambling operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) has reported full-year 2016 revenues (before tax) of €205 million (FY 2015: €177 million)Closing its FY 2016 corporate performance, OEG would declare net revenues of €161 million (FY 2015: €136 million), with its Estonian home market generating revenues of €45 million, and further supported by OEG Latvia attributing €66 million.Despite discontinuing its services in the markets of Poland and Belarus which cost the company a reported €9 million, OEG governance would declare an FY 2016 EBITDA of €53 million.OEG governance was pleased with the company’s performance, which had met investor expectations. During 2016 the company has undertaken some significant changes to its operations merging its Slovakian assets under the Olympic Casino and OlyBet flagship brands.The firm would discontinue its Polish and Belarus gaming services due to restrictive national gambling regulations which showed ‘poor prospects for growth’, OEG would close all of its betting enterprises.Moving forward OEG governance stated that the firm would concentrate its growing resources on the new markets of Malta and Italy.As of 2017, OEG operates 120 gambling premises in six European territories (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Malta and Italy).last_img read more

Whicker: Lakers were looking for a defensive surge and they found it

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe two had similar numbers in the Lakers’ 113-103 win. The difference was that James had two points at the end of the first quarter and finished with 37. Antetokounmpo had 10 in the first six minutes of the game and settled for 32.And in the third quarter, which the Lakers won by 11 after a halftime tie, James went 5 for 6 and scored 14 points in 8:20. In doing so, he rolled past the 34,000-point mark.“I think LeBron got the upper hand in this particular matchup,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said, “but he would tell you that’s not really what motivates him.”Yeah, James probably would tell you that, but nobody who saw him put this game in Giannis’ face will automatically believe it.Overall it was a systematic performance by the Lakers (48-13) against the Bucks (53-10). It can’t really serve as a template for the rest of the NBA, because everyone has the same plan: Make Antetokounmpo shoot from outside (he was 1 for 6 from deep on Friday) and, if possible, challenge the other scorers. And, on top of that, figure out a way to score. But there are limited quantities of LeBron James. James has played in 58 of the Lakers’ 61 games and has averaged 34.7 minutes, 14th most in the NBA. That’s two fewer minutes per game than in 2018, when he played 82 games for Cleveland and got to the NBA Finals. Those are focal minutes, too, since he’s the de facto point guard and preferred defensive stopper.But it’s hard to get concerned about a tank that’s never been empty.“You have to be intelligent,” Vogel said. “Certainly we’re not going to ask him, in year 17, to guard the best player for 48 minutes, or the 36 minutes he played tonight. But he can still give us what’s needed.”The Clippers, 2-0 against the Lakers this season and healthier than they’ve been, meet the Lakers here Sunday afternoon. That’s one of the few “event” games the Lakers have left, at least until they close out the Clippers series on April 9.“This was one of 82,” Caruso said, “but one of our mantras was not to lose two in a row and not to lose twice to the same team.”Back-to-back losses have only happened twice. The Lakers lost at Milwaukee on Dec. 19, part of a four-game streak that ended with the Christmas night loss to the Clippers.They are now 1-1 with the Bucks. Again, it’s not always about how many. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “We saw how Miami played them,” Avery Bradley said, “and I feel like they did a good job. We learned from those guys and tried to execute our own defensive game plan.”Antetokounmpo shot 6 for 18 in that game Monday and scored 13, and could only get to the foul line three times against the Heat. He was 11 for 14 from the line Friday and scored 32, but the Bucks got a little giddy from downtown, as is their tendency sometimes, and missed 31 of 43.“It’s a challenge to do those two things,” Lakers guard Alex Caruso said, “to build a wall against him and then get out on their shooters. Early he put his head down and forced his way to the cup, but we did a good job after that.”But as Vogel said, offense begat defense, particularly foul-line offense. The Bucks only commit 18.9 fouls per game and only give up 20.3 free-throw attempts. Those figures were 32 and 38 on Friday, and the Lakers scored 14 more free-throw points than did Milwaukee. With the pace interrupted, L.A. was able to assemble that defense brick-by-brick. Milwaukee only had 20 points on the run.“When our defense is set, it’s really good,” Vogel said.“Early in the game we had to share the ball, get paint touches, and move it,” Caruso said, “but, at the end, we went back to the isolation game, because it was winning time.”It was indeed.“I saw that look in LeBron’s eyes,” Bradley said, grinning. “I saw the same look in A.D.’s eyes (Anthony Davis) last game. I’m not saying they don’t get into every single game, but LeBron flipped a switch, pushed a button, whatever it is.“That was a Defensive Player of the Year performance tonight against Giannis. It’s impressive to see him at that age, it’s unbelievable. I told him after the game, ‘You played like The King tonight.’ We’ve seen it all year. When he leads us, we all follow. He’s our facilitator, he’s our everything.”But as the Lakers keep on using him, when will they use him up?Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed LOS ANGELES — It’s not always how many, but when.And, in the NBA, it’s always about who.The long-playing saga of LeBron James reached an L.A. peak on Friday night, against the NBA’s best team and against the NBA’s best player, if you believe the MVP odds and the 2019 trophy that Giannis Antetokounmpo holds.The 37-year-old James asked to guard the 25-year-old Antetokounmpo when Anthony Davis got into foul trouble, and in a third-quarter stretch James got the ball and squared up against the Greek Freak twice in a row, scoring both times, winning the two-man debate as the Staples Center jury celebrated. 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University of Florida to Stop Using “Gator Bait” Chant at Events

first_imgHowever, some people have criticized the use of the chant, due to its racial undertones.Black babies were used as alligator bait in the state until around 1923, and the term “alligator bait” was used at the time as a racial slur referring to black children from Florida.The move follows the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has led to a nationwide reexamination of racial injustice.Last week, UF rescinded an admissions offer to a prospective student who posted a racial comment on social media. Say goodbye to “Gator Bait.”The long-held chant of the Florida Gators is about to be no more.University of Florida President Kent Fuchs said on Thursday that the school will be doing away with the cheer during all future athletic events.“While I know of no evidence of racism associated with our ‘Gator Bait’ cheer at UF sporting events, there is horrific historic racist imagery associated with the phrase,” Fuchs said.He continued, “Accordingly, university athletics and the Gator Band will discontinue the use of the cheer.”The chant has been used for decades by fans against Florida’s opponents.last_img read more

Security Guard killed in West Bank accident

first_imgKeith Redmond of Lot 149 Centre Road, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara is now dead after being slammed off his bicycle by an allegedly drunken driver as he was heading home at about 05:15hrs.The mangled bicyclePolice preliminary investigations have revealed that Redmond, a 60-year-old Security Guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), had just finished his eight-hour shift, and was proceeding south on the Pouderoyen Public Road on his way home when motorcar PMM1895, being driven by a 37-year-old resident of La Parfaite Harmonie, and proceeding in the same direction, became uncontrollable and slammed into him.Eyewitnesses say the impact of this collision sent Redmond and his bicycle flying for more than two hundred feet from the site of the accident.Redmond was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is at that hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.The carInformation reaching Guyana Times suggests the blood alcohol level of the driver was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit. This driver was allegedly out drinking with his friends, and was heading home when he lost control of his vehicle while navigating a turn.After hitting Redmond, the car skidded off the road, uprooting a series of flower plants before coming to a halt in a nearby yard, completely wrecking a portion of a fence.“Around ten past five this morning I hear a big bang and then a car alarm start going off; so me and my wife rush out, and we see this man in a red car battling to get out. The man head was bleeding and so, and we didn’t know he knock somebody down, but then we see the bicycle and then we see the man in the drain there by NIS (National Insurance Scheme), and he was already dead,” eyewitness Mark (only name given) said.Mark further related that they then summoned the ambulance and attempted to free the driver of the car because he was briefly pinned. The ambulance and ranks from the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station arrived mere minutes after being summoned, and quickly rushed Redmond to the WDRH, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver was also taken to the hospital, and it is reported that he suffered a broken shoulder and a series of minor injuries.Witnesses and relatives of the dead man said the driver was so inebriated that he had to be physically restrained so he could be treated.“He was still drunk when we went to the hospital, and them nurse had problem to get he to stay on the bed,” the dead man’s wife, Sellis, related.She said her husband had left for work at about 20:30hrs on Saturday, and she received a call at sometime around 05:40hrs, informing her that her husband was involved in an accident and she should proceed to the WDRH.“When we went to the hospital, them show me he and I identified him, and then the Police take a statement and them take he to the parlour. Tomorrow is the post mortem, and we gon know what exactly cause he to dead,” the grieving woman related.Stellis said her husband had been working at the WDRH for over five years, and had been attached to the Sentinel Security Services for a few months, since the contract with the previous firm had expired.The driver of the car is still in Police custody, assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Veteran chuckwagon driver killed on way to DC Exhibition

first_imgPhoto: Herman Flad in Klondike Chuckwagon Derby in 2003 – Jason Scott/Edmonton JournalA veteran chuckwagon driver has been killed on his way to the Dawson Creek Fall Fair.- Advertisement -Driver Herman Flad, who’s career spanned four decades was killed today in a crash in Northern Alberta.Friends say Flad was on this way to Dawson Creek when a crash happened this afternoon near Rycroft. RCMP are still investigating what led to the crash. However, those travelling to the World Professional Chuckwagon Association event in Dawson Creek said 14 of Flad’s 17 horses were also killed in the crash.The RCMP have said that they do not believe speed was a factor in the crash. A man and child riding in the pickup truck were taken to an Edmonton hospital. The man has undetermined injuries and the child appears to be unharmed. Flad was pronounced dead at the scene.Advertisement RCMP say the accident occured at around 2:30pm Alberta Time, Flad’s tractor-trailer was northbound on Highway 2 when it collided with a southbound pickup truck. Police say one of the vehicles crossed the centre line, but they won’t know which until they investigate further. Herman Flad won the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby in 1980 along with several other titles in a career dating back to 1972.He leaves behind two sons, a daughter and his wife, Jean.For more info on Herman Flad and his career click here for his bio. The 86th annual Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede is still schedule to get under way tomorrow. For more on the Exhibition including a complete schedule of events Click Herelast_img read more