Four consecutive days of over 1000 cases of COVID-19 across the state

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 2074 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend.  A total of 74,328 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 841,125 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 14 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,835 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 508 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 15 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 337 positive cases and 32 deaths (up 5 new cases), Franklin County has 242 positive cases and 14 deaths (up 4 new cases and 1 new death ), and Ripley County has 208 positive cases and 7 deaths (up 9 new cases). This is an increase of 33 new positive cases and 1 new death locally.last_img read more

Pardew determined to fight on

first_img In the circumstances, Pardew will put his views to Ashley hoping to be given the green light to embark upon a significant rebuilding programme. He said: “It’s important that we try to be as strong as we can within the finances that we have. “In the second half of the season, we haven’t been strong enough and we need to put that right. “It’s very important to talk about the season because the first half of the season we were one of the best teams in the Premier League, there’s no doubt about that. “The second half of the season, we weren’t. I wasn’t good enough and the results weren’t good enough for this club and we need to face that to find the solution. “I will be as honest and frank as I can be as the manager on what I think we could do to improve that, and I am sure there will be opinions from Mike about what I should do better as well, and that’s how it should be. “Hopefully we get the right solution for us to have a season like we had two years ago when we were competing at the top of the Premier League.” Asked if he expected to still be at the helm at the start of next season, Pardew replied: “I hope so.” Meanwhile, Pardew confirmed that striker Papiss Cisse could be out of action for up to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured kneecap. He said: “We are so disappointed for him and for us. He always, always gives 100 per cent for us. “He’s not had the greatest of seasons, so it’s a real blow for him because I am sure he is determined next season to show what he did two years ago when he couldn’t stop scoring, so our thoughts are with him.” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has vowed to come back stronger and better for the tide of criticism which has threatened to engulf him. Press Association The 52-year-old found himself the target for his own club’s fans last Saturday despite the Magpies ending a six-game losing streak with a 3-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Cardiff. Pardew is still in the firing line as he and his players head into their final-day trip to Barclays Premier League title contenders Liverpool, but he remains committed to the cause and determined to learn from his mistakes. He said: “I have to, otherwise it kills you. That criticism, you can’t wash it away and ignore it. “I can’t do that. I have to face the criticism that has come my way – the fans are not happy – and try to deliver a product that will make them happy. “The most important thing is that you have a responsibility at Newcastle to play the game on the floor, play with passion and speed and play with an integrity. “Those principles, I stand by and next year, I expect to deliver on those.” Pardew will hold a debrief with owner Mike Ashley once the season is over, and his own performance, as well as those of his players, will be on the agenda. He managed to hang on to his job 12 months ago after a desperate fight against relegation, and although this time around he has fulfilled his mission to secure a top-10 finish, there are issues to address. In Pardew’s favour is that it was not his decision to sell key player Yohan Cabaye in January and not replace him; in the debit column are a post-Christmas collapse and his infamous headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler. However, despite sources on Tyneside dismissing reports in the French media that St Etienne boss Christophe Galtier has been sounded out as a possible replacement, it is understood there is no immediate appetite to relieve him of his duties. last_img read more

GuyanaNRA marksmen battle again today at Timehri Ranges

first_imgPersaud and Goodluck wins Record ShootsTHE Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) is set to continue competitive shooting at the Timehri Rifle Ranges after resuming target hitting over the past two weekends.The rivalry among members of the reigning Caribbean Long Range champion team has been heating up over the past two weekends and today’s action is expected to be keen with the likes of Ransford Goodluck, fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud, Lennox Braithwaite and Dylan Fields (Vice Captain) all expected to hold their own.Winners of the past two weeks of Recorded Shoots were Persaud and Goodluck.Persaud, who missed the first Record Shoot,won on Sunday last by dropping only one point for the three ranges as he totalled 104 points and 6 V-bulls.Ransford Goodluck, who won the first Record Shoot one week earlier, fell behind his captain by just a single point, totaling 103 points and 10 V-bulls,with Lennox Braithwaite one point back in third with 102 points and 8 V-bulls.Goodluck, in winning the first competition,did so by a single point ahead of Braithwaite, 101.9 to 100.5. Vice -Captain Fields placed third. With the recent cutting of trees in the vicinity of the ranges, the wind conditions have changed somewhat.The experienced marksmen had to adjust quickly to the changing winds at the 900 yards range as it was not what they were accustomed to;underlining the high caliber of competitive shooters in Guyana.last_img read more

Brathwaite puts Barbados on verge of lead after Guyana bowled out for 142

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – West Indies Under-19 batsman Shian Brathwaite struck an aggressive half-century to put Barbados on the verge of first innings lead over Guyana on the opening day of their third round Regional Under-19 Championship match here Tuesday.The 17-year-old, who featured in the Regional Super50 earlier this year, smashed 86 from just 76 deliveries as Barbados ended the day on 140 for five, just two runs adrift of Guyana’s first innings total.Kilano Brathwaite was unbeaten on 24 while off-spinner Kevin Sinclair picked up two for 19.Sent in earlier in the contest at Verchilds, Guyana were undermined for 140 by leg-spinner Shavon Brooks (3-28) and left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce (3-33) who grabbed three wickets apiece.Off-spinner Dante Niles (2-25) and fast bowler Jarion Hoyte (2-30) supported with two wickes each.Kevelon Anderson made 26 and opener Raymond Perez, 23, but no other batsman passed 20. Guyana were 59 for one at one stage but lost their last nine wickets for 81 runs.Brathwaite then stunned the Guyanese bowlers with a brutal assault, clobbering 11 fours and four sixes.He put on 32 for the first wicket with Nico Reifer (8), 24 for the second wicket with Marc Cyrus (6) before adding 55 for the fourth wicket with Kilano who has so far struck three fours in a 55-ball knock.last_img read more

On any given day, we could beat any team in CONCACAF – Johnson

first_imgHEAD coach of the Golden Jaguars, Michael Johnson, has made it clear that Guyana will not be a walkover at this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, when they face-off against defending champions USA and regional rivals Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Panama, in Group D of the 16-team tournament. “We’re going to enjoy it! Nobody really gave us a chance to be here, and I’d imagine that nobody would really give us a chance to get out the group,” Johnson boldly stated.Guyana’s first game is against USA on June 18 in Minneapolis, after which, coach Michael Johnson and his squad will travel to Cleveland to take on Panama on June 22 at the FirstEnergy Stadium, before playing their final group game against Trinidad and Tobago on June 26 at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.Speaking at the draw in Los Angeles, Johnson said that he’s banking on a profoundly skilled group of players he strongly believes in “and they believe that on any given day, we could beat any team in CONCACAF”.Meanwhile, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde pointed out that “Guyana could not have been in a better group. We have everything to play for and absolutely nothing to lose. The earlier projection for national visibility has just doubled; this is simply a win-win for our beloved Golden Jaguars.T&T are old foes that will have all the pressure on them and USA are desperately trying to rebuild their confidence which will play into the strength of our boys.”Ian Greenwood, the GFF’s Technical Director, pointed out that despite the group being strong, “we know what we can do against Trinidad – we played them recently and performed well. Obviously, it’s very, very strong with Panama just coming out of the World Cup, and USA as well, but we’re very excited about what we can do in preparation for these games.”The 2019 Gold Cup features an expanded field, with 16 teams for the first time, including first-time entrants Bermuda and Guyana.The United States will host the majority of the matches, but this year’s tournament will feature group-stage games in Costa Rica and Jamaica –  the first time Gold Cup games have been hosted outside of the US, Canada or Mexico.last_img read more

NASK Urges Nigerian Karatekas to Tap from Sensei Sherry’s Experience

first_imgThe Nigerian Association of Shotokan Karate (NASK) has called on all Karate practitioners in the country to take advantage of the ‘Train with the Champion’ workshop in the country to improve their knowledge of the sport.Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Frank Brennan 8th Dan will be in Nigeria as coordinator and instructor respectively for the 3rd edition of ‘Training with the Champions’ seminar scheduled for August 29, 2017.Secretary of NASK, Mr John Ogwo, while calling for maximum participation of members in Nigeria and Africa at the seminar, said that the only way to get full value for the money expended in bringing the two experts of the sport to the country “is for all members in Nigeria and the West African region to turn out en masse to benefit from their wealth of Karate experience.” He stressed that the technical and tactical attributes and high rising profiles of the two British karate instructors have helped to place the British Karate Union at the top of the spor“NASK took the pain to bring into the country the two top karate instructors from Great Britain in other to contribute to the development of the art in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. These two instructors helped to place Great Britain at the top of the sport,” observed the NASK scribe.Sensei Sherry was born in July 1943 in Liverpool, took to the Japanese martial art while still in school though started as a Judoka. In 1956, he took up Ju-Jitsu which led to his intrests in karate though there was no karate club in Liverpool as of that time.He contributed to the founding of Liverpool Karate Club under the auspices of Britain Karate Federation. He Studied karate from great sensei As Murakimij Molchinruki in the early 60’s.He received his Shodan in 1966 from sensei Eneoda, the first in Great Britain to be awarded such a rank in Shotokan Karate. There after he went on to win all titles available in thesport.Sherry became Karate Union of Great Britain champion for the first time in 1967 and in 1968 became the first grand champion by winning both Kata and Kumite tittles. He was also the first to win EAFK European Kumite tittle in 1968 and also won an individual European Championships tittle in team event as a member of England team.In Kumite he was a fast and skillful fighter, noted for his turning fast Gyaku – Suki which he combined with a rapid Yori- yam fist movement to make him one of the reputed fighter in the international scene.He is a master of timing and tactics skills which he now adopts in coaching Karate Union of Great Britain squad.He became British first Shotokan Black belt, and the 1st Dan and 1st qualified Shotokan international referee and now a 9th Dan.His coaching and managerial style took KUGB international squad to reach its peak at Sunderland in1990 when it defeated the JKA Japan team to win the World Shotokan Karate Championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Viterbi Dean signs on for another five-year term

first_imgDean Yannis Yortsos has signed on to serve a second five-year term in his position as the head of the Viterbi School of Engineering.Yortsos was appointed dean in 2005 by former university President Steven B. Sample. He had previously served a year as interim dean after his predecessor, current USC President C.L. Max Nikias, vacated the post to become the university’s provost.The vetting process for Yortsos’ reappointment included a faculty survey, reviews by the USC Board of Councilors and consultations with school constituencies.On board · Yannis Yortsos, who was appointed dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering in 2005, agreed to serve for another five years. – Photo courtesy of Viterbi School of Engineering News Yortsos also submitted a 14-page memorandum of his accomplishments in the past five years as dean.“I can’t say which is my greatest accomplishment,” Yortsos said. “My job is to create a culture and environment where people feel they are immersed in exciting research, scholarship, inspiration and discovery.”Under his leadership, Viterbi has risen from No. 11 to No. 10 in the top 100 engineering schools worldwide in rankings determined by the annually published Academic Ranking of World Universities.“My aspiration at this school is that every faculty member feels that they are the very best at what they do at this school,” Yortsos said. “My job is to help them do that.”Professor Erik Johnson, an associate chair of the Sonny Astani Department, said Yortsos played a crucial part in expanding Viterbi’s role in the international engineering community.“He’s helped expand our visibility by taking leadership of the Grand Challenges National Summit,” Johnson said.Yortsos was a founder and chair of the summit when it was held at Duke University last year. The summit was held at USC at the beginning of October, and brought engineering’s greatest minds to Viterbi.Yortsos also helped create the Office of Strategic Initiatives, which helped increase Viterbi’s global presence.Efforts to expand Viterbi’s role in the global engineering community have also been a  substantial focus of Yortsos’. He spent the past few weeks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, meeting with parents of current and future students in “Parents’ Day” receptions.He was also promoting i-Podium, a program that allows engineering students from Beijing to interact with their USC counterparts via video conference.Johnson said Yortsos’ dedication to the Viterbi faculty might be what made him the perfect pick for a second term. Yortsos has been part of Viterbi since 1979.“He’s had very good relations with faculty, especially junior faculty,” Johnson said. “He’s been a part of the faculty for many years and he recognizes that the university wouldn’t be here without them.”Stephanie Stillman, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, said she appreciates the high quality of Viterbi faculty and resources.“Viterbi is really involved in their students and they really want us to succeed,” Stillman said. “They know how tough engineering can be and they give us access to the resources we need to be stand-outs.”last_img read more

Steven Mitchell tears ACL in summer session

first_imgUSC experienced some roster turnover this week that benefitted the squad’s defense but depleted the depth of what is considered by many to be the Trojans’ most talent-laden position.On Saturday, USC confirmed that freshman receiver Steven Mitchell would miss the upcoming season after tearing ligaments in his right knee while attending a voluntary throwing session.Lindsey Thiry of Scout.com reported that Mitchell was running a deep route when he planted his right leg in the newly installed turf at Cromwell Field to turn around and make a catch. His knee immediately buckled and twisted, reportedly causing Mitchell to scream in pain as freshman quarterback Max Browne fetched the training staff, who were absent because of an NCAA rule that prohibits staff from attending voluntary workouts.Mitchell is the second USC receiver to suffer a season-ending knee injury in the last two months, along with junior George Farmer.Listed at 5’10” and 180 pounds, Mitchell was expected to provide speed over the middle as a slot receiver to complement junior superstar Marqise Lee and promising sophomore Nelson Agholor, who are expected to start at the outside flanker positions.While the Trojans still have Lee and Agholor to headline their flanker core, the shorthanded unit now comprises only five scholarship players.Freshman Darreus Rogers, redshirt senior De’Von Flourney and junior Victor Blackwell will compete for increased playing time to round out a receiving corps suddenly short on bodies. The trio combined for just one catch last season.—Though not yet official, the Trojans appear poised to receive commitments from two highly rated transfers, albeit two players who won’t be allowed to play until the fall of 2014, per NCAA transfer rules.The recruiting trail of incoming Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas, ESPN’s top-rated linebacker in the class of 2013, took another turn on Monday night when his father said his son wanted to go to USC, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad.Thomas, ranked sixth overall by ESPN, has publicly said since February that initially committing to the Seminoles was a mistake, influenced by his mother’s refusal to sign her son’s letter of intent to USC.In May, Thomas asked Florida State to release him from his commitment, but the school has said in statements that it will refuse the request. If Thomas follows through on a transfer to USC, he must give up a season of eligibility and start his college football career in 2014.Former Texas Tech defensive tackle Delvon Simmons, a five-star member of the class of 2011, announced on his Twitter account last week that he’d be transferring to Troy. Simmons accrued 27 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks while starting all 13 games for the Red Raiders last season.Simmons chose UNC out of high school but was released from his commitment to the Tar Heels because of sanctions resulting from recruiting violations made by former coach Butch Davis.Simmons, a Pennsylvania native, had been linked to Pittsburgh and Penn State and visited Miami before settling on USC. He could pair up with sophomore defensive end Leonard Williams, who collected 64 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks at tackle last year, in 2014 to form a fearsome duo on the defensive line for the Trojans.—Eddie Vanderdoes, a five-star defensive lineman from the class of 2013, announced last week that he will attend UCLA, his third commitment involving three schools in less than a year.Vanderdoes originally committed to the Trojans last July before rescinding his commitment amid USC’s disastrous season. The Auburn, Calif. native ended up picking Notre Dame on Signing Day before mysteriously recanting once again.Like Thomas, Vanderdoes will have to sit out the 2013 season, because Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he will not release the defensive tackle from his letter of intent in order to “protect the integrity of [Notre Dame].”last_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer opponent preview: What to know about Cornell

first_img Related Stories Syracuse men’s soccer beats Boston College, 2-0, in physical matchupOffensive-heavy lineup improves No. 5 Syracuse men’s soccer’s attackSyracuse men’s soccer’s defense stars in 2nd straight shutoutLiam Callahan harnessing fiery personality to lead Syracuse in 2016 season Published on September 20, 2016 at 2:38 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 No. 5 Syracuse (7-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) travels about 55 miles south to face Cornell (0-5-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Berman Field in Ithaca, New York. With a win, the Orange will be off to the best start in the program’s 83-year history.Syracuse is coming off a 2-0 win over No. 15 Boston College, while the winless Big Red lost two straight at home last week. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s matchup.All-time series: This is the 69th meeting between the two schools. Syracuse leads 34-27-7 and has a 7-0-1 record in the last eight matches against Cornell.Last time they played: Almost two years to the day, the two New York schools met on Sept. 16, 2014 at SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange improved to 5-1-0 that game behind a pair of goals from Juuso Pasanen and Emil Ekblom in the first 21 minutes and a Nick Perea finish from the right wing near the game’s end. Senior forward Chris Nanco, then a sophomore, had an assist in the game. Nanco leads SU this year with five goals.The Cornell report: Only five different players have scored a goal for the Big Red this season, and a freshman forward is the team’s only player with more than one goal to his name. In its fives losses and two ties, Cornell has been outscored 15-6 and outshot 90 to 62.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFirst-year head coach John Smith joined the Big Red after serving as associate head coach at Stanford, where he helped the Cardinal defeat Clemson — which beat Syracuse in the national semifinal — and capture its first NCAA title.How Syracuse beats Cornell: Syracuse and Cornell are moving in completely opposite directions. The Orange is undefeated and a win away from the best start in program history. The Big Red is winless in its last nine games dating back to last October.Syracuse is more skilled on both sides of the ball. It’s found ways to win games, even when leading scorers Chris Nanco, Johannes Pieles and Kenny Lassiter don’t contribute to the box score. When goals are scarce, SU converts on set pieces. When set pieces are scarce, somebody steps up late. It’s that deep attack that has propelled SU to an undefeated start. SU shouldn’t have any problem dominating on Tuesday night.Stats to know:9 — The Orange’s 0.41 goals-against average ranks ninth in the nation.315:52 — Minutes and seconds Syracuse has gone without allowing a goal in the last three and a half games. That’s the longest stretch SU has held opponents scoreless since 2014.4 — Of Cornell’s seven games this year, four have gone into overtime. The last time the Big Red played in four overtime games through the first seven games of a season was in 1995.Player to watch: Brady Dickens, forward, No. 19The freshman leads Cornell with five points on a team-high two goals and one assist. The 6-foot-1, 155-pound Dickens has started in each of the Big Red’s six games this year, generating a shot in all but one of them. His 40 percent shot percentage leads the team. Before Cornell, Dickens was named to the NSCAA All-East Team. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp Footballers hoping to make it two for two

first_imgTipperary senior footballers are hopeful that their dream start to the League continues this afternoon.Tipp’s first two opponents in the competition – Cork and Roscommon – were the two favorites for promotion.However, Tipp overcame the Rebels by 2 goals last weekend in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, and are hoping to come out on the right side of Connacht champions Roscommon this afternoon. Tipp football coach Shane Stapleton says they’re aiming to make Semple Stadium a fortress and win their home games…The game throws in at 2pm in Semple Stadium.Tipp FM will have live coverage in association with Cleary Motors Renault – Thurleslast_img