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Arsenal slip up again as VAR denies late goal against Crystal Palace

first_imgArsenal slip up again as VAR denies late goal against Crystal Palace Palace’s comeback started in the 32nd minute as Wilfried Zaha was initially booked for diving inside Arsenal’s area.A subsequent VAR check ruled that Zaha was fouled and referee Martin Atkinson took back his yellow card and awarded a penalty. Luka Milivojevic stepped up to score which gave Palace a lifeline. VAR ruled out Arsenal’s third goal for Calum Chambers’ foul (AFP via Getty Images)And Roy Hodgson’s side pulled level in the 52nd minute as Jordan Ayew evaded David Luiz at the back post to meet James McArthur’s cross and head the ball past Bernd Leno.Arsenal thought they had won the game late on as Sokratis rammed the ball into the net from a corner but a VAR check had ruled that Calum Chambers had fouled Milivojevic in the build up to the goal.Subsequent replays show that the decision was harsh but the result has left Arsenal fifth in the Premier League, four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and piles further pressure on Emery.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Matteo Guendouzi and Arsenal were denied a win against Crystal Palace (Getty Images)Arsenal were denied a late winner against Crystal Palace through a hugely controversial VAR decision as they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.The Gunners’ latest stumble in the Premier League was also made worse following Granit Xhaka’s furious reaction to the home fans as he was booed off the pitch during his second-half substitution.The Arsenal captain cupped his ears after hearing the jeers from Arsenal supporters and mouthed ‘f*** off’ before he left the pitch and stormed down the tunnel.Unai Emery’s side started brightly and were two goals ahead inside the opening 10 minutes through Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz.ADVERTISEMENT Sokratis Papastathopoulos thought he had scored a late winner for Arsenal (PA Wire) Commentcenter_img Arsenal were two goals ahead against Crystal Palace inside 10 minutes (Getty Images)Nicolas Pepe was at the heart of both goals with two excellent deliveries from corners.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe first was poorly dealt with by both Wayne Henessey and Gary Cahill and Xhaka steered the ball to Sokratis, who hammered his finish into the net.Minutes later, Alexandre Lacazette flicked on Pepe’s corner and Luiz met the ball at the back post to poke home.Granit Xhaka WOW pic.twitter.com/2BfqomacFF— Steven (@SanPenguinYo) October 27, 2019 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Oct 2019 6:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

Joseph Mariathasan: Should trustees resurrect in-house managers?

first_imgIt arguably also rules out investment consultants, whose typical skill set has a theoretical bent, and whose market insights tend to be derivative, gleaned from investment managers.Some fund managers may possess the skills, but lack the objectivity or the incentive structures to recommend best of breed third party managers.  The problem that arises is that the mismatches between involvement and responsibilities on the one hand, and skills, experience and resources on the other, end up damaging the wealth of the fund’s beneficiaries.A key issue for long-term asset allocation decision-making is another mis-match, that between agents and principals. All of the principal players in the asset allocation decision-making pathway – investment managers, investment consultants and trustees – are agents acting for principals, who are the ultimate beneficiaries. As a result, they are all exposed to forms of career risk that result in a mis-alignment of interests with beneficiaries, the most dramatic instance being horizon mismatch. Whilst a pension scheme may have a time horizon of 30 years or longer, no agents have horizons even half as long. This gives rise to shorter-term risks of large relative underperformance, which all institutions have to grapple with.Internal fund managers have, in theory at least, the huge advantages of stability and security, essential to give confidence to take decisions that may be radically different from a peer group.The best example of this was probably George Ross Gooby, the Imperial Tobacco pension fund manager during the 1950s. He took a large bet in moving into UK equities in a massive switch from the more traditional bonds and thereby introduced the cult of the equity into institutional investments. He did this without reference to other schemes and without performance comparisons against arbitrary benchmarks. In today’s world, such a stance would be difficult to maintain even for an in-house scheme and impossible for a third party manager.Is there a case for resurrecting in-house managed pension schemes? There is certainly a case for structures that enable fund managers to have a much closer alignment of interests with the beneficiaries and sponsors, and in-house managers would have this advantage. But this also relies on maintaining a long term trust between sponsor and internal managers. Indeed, in the case of Imperial Tobacco, the in-house managers took a strong value stance during the boom of the technology, media and telecommunications industries, which led to significant underperformance.The trustees reacted by closing down the investment team in 1999 and outsourcing. Thus despite achieving returns that in absolute terms were probably attractive with hindsight, the lack of trust with their own in-house team led to events that left arguably everyone no better off.External fund managers managing only part of a portfolio are not in a position to take on asset allocation decisions. Investment advisers are reluctant to take responsibility for investment decisions they could be sued for, rather than giving advice that need not be acted on, even if in practice, many trustees would prefer following that advice blindly.Adopting an approach of in-house schemes concentrating on a core expertise and outsourcing specialist funds externally would appear to be a good pragmatic approach. The pension schemes could consider a hierarchy of activities. The most important would be to focus on utilising a risk budgeting approach to asset allocation. Developing in-house expertise in particular market segments may be appropriate. The current issues over the value of investment consultants raised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority may shed a spotlight on one area where they do play a role, albeit not always without controversy.Manager selection seems to be a major use of a pension fund trustee’s time, but perhaps not enough is spent on a more important issue, asset allocation. The problem that still exists in the current institutional arrangements for fund management is that institutional pension schemes find it difficult and perhaps almost impossible to obtain objective asset allocation advice that is not geared to selling a specific range of products from a fund manager.Few fund managers have the expertise to move away from individual product silos to give asset allocation advice, and fewer still have found a way to make money from giving independent advice. The business model that works is to sell in-house multiple strategy funds in the guise of asset allocation, but this can hardly be regarded as objective and necessarily in the best interests of a pension scheme. Investment consultants, in contrast, may be independent, but they lack the market knowledge to undertake market-driven asset allocation decisions.To undertake asset allocation objectively requires a very high level of skills and experience. Typically this rules out investment boards, whose function is policy, governance and oversight.last_img read more

Couple pays $3.2m for home they plan to bulldoze

first_img 6 Maryland Ave, Carrara.Ms Cole said the property attracted plenty of interest due to its size and location.“There were a lot of people who looked at it with plans to renovate it,” she said.“It ended up being snapped up quickly when it hit the market – these buyers knew what they wanted and away they went.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Hottest Gold Coast suburbs to take on a ‘knockdown rebuild’ 6 Maryland Ave, Carrara.MORE NEWS: Grand main river mansion fetches more than $5 million 6 Maryland Ave, Carrara.Maryland Ave has become a standout street on the Gold Coast with acreage properties on the riverfront selling for multimillion-dollar figures.The highest sale on the street is $7.16 million for No. 32 in 2014, CoreLogic records reveal.Last year, a mega mansion at No. 18 changed hands for $6.3 million.Ms Cole and John Cole, of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties handled the sale of 6 Maryland Ave. MORE GOLD COAST REAL ESTATE NEWS “The house is only 10 years old but the new owners (are) knocking it down to build a mega mansion due to its amazing location and land size,” marketing agent Lucy Cole said.“The couple live on the Gold Coast and wanted to get a property on the main river as well as a large parcel of land for their family to grow.“The house is quite large but it just doesn’t suit this couple’s needs and so the best way forward for them is to knock it over and start again.” Queensland’s best pool will have you walking on water Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31A couple paid $3.2 million for a riverfront property on the Gold Coast and despite the house being only 10 years old, have plans to bulldoze it to make way for their dream mansion.The sprawling 4118sq m property at 6 Maryland Ave, Carrara has 20m of river frontage as well as a seven-bedroom house on the block.last_img read more

Japan’s LNG imports rise 7.8 pct in Sep

first_imgLNG World News Staff For illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power)Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose 7.8 percent in September when compared to the same month a year ago, according to the provisional data released by Japan’s Ministry of Finance on Thursday.Japan, the world’s top LNG buyer, imported 6.27 million tonnes of LNG last month compared to 5.82 million tonnes in September 2017, the data shows.The country’s coal imports for power generation also rose in September by 8 percent to 9.26 million tonnes.The value of September LNG imports was about $3.43 billion, a rise of 42.6 percent on year.To remind, Japan’s LNG imports rose in August and were flat in July while they declined in June as the country’s power utilities are bringing online more nuclear reactors that had been shut in the wake of the Fukushima atomic disaster in 2011.Worth noting, Japan has been hit by various extreme weather since the beginning of July with record-breaking heat boosting demand for cooling. The country has also experienced devastating floods and landslides during the period.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 17

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,172; 2. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,169; 3. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 1,163; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,149; 5. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,148; 6. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,115; 7. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 1,108; 8. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,106; 9. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, both 1,096; 11. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 1,092; 12. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,088; 13. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,076; 14. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,064; 15. Adam Larson, Ankeny, Iowa, 1,046; 16. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 1,043; 17. Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan., 1,042; 18. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,033; 19. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,030; 20. Kyle Wilson, Monterey, Calif., 1,029. IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 796; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 789; 3. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 721; 4. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 714; 5. Curt Schroeder, Ames, Iowa, 712; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 705; 7. Jason Hahne, Web­ster City, Iowa, 694; 8. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 680; 9. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 655; 10. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 653; 11. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 647; 12. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 612; 13. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 610; 14. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 598; 15. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 562; 16. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 558; 17. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 553; 18. Brunson Behning, Davenport, Iowa, 540; 19. Craig Jacobs, Urban­dale, Iowa, 505; 20. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill., 487.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 745; 2. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 740; 3. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 736; 4. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 699; 5. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 671; 6. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 664; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 618; 8. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 614; 9. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 574; 10. D.J. Estes Jr., Mansfield, Texas, 557; 11. Mark Klis, Waxaha­chie, Texas, 548; 12. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 547; 13. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 503; 14. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 489; 15. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 482; 16. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 458; 17. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 408; 18. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 406; 19. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 392; 20. Lindell Jenkins Jr., Greenville, Texas, 377. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael W. Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,181; 2. Matt Guillaume, Has­let, Texas, 1,171; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, and Derek Green, Granada, Minn., both 1,155; 5. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,149; 6. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,139; 7. Rod Snellen­berger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,136; 8. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,134; 9. Jay Schmidt Jr., Tama, Iowa, 1,127; 10. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,119; 11. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,117; 12. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,102; 13. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,087; 14. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 1,070; 15. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,069; 16. James Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa, 1,067; 17. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,064; 18. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb., 1,059; 19. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,044; 20. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 1,041.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,165; 2. Cody Niel­sen, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,144; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,133; 4. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,132; 5. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 1,131; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,120; 7. Jer­rad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 1,107; 8. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,087; 9. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,068; 10. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 1,062; 11. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,053; 12. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 1,043; 13. Halie Brown, Hobbs, N.M., 982; 14. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 972; 15. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 968; 16. Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., 967; 17. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, and Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, both 961; 19. Lee Riley, Lubbock, Texas, 955; 20. Brad King, Parshall, N.D., 946.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., 1,155; 2. Nick Spainhow­ard, Bakersfield, Calif., and Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, both 1,150; 4. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,136; 5. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,130; 6. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,126; 7. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,120; 8. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 1,111; 9. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,108; 10. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,102; 11. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,092; 12. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,063; 13. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,056; 14. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,033; 15. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 1,020; 16. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, and Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., both 1,013; 18. Shane Swanson, Forest City, Iowa, 1,012; 19. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,005; 20. Brandon Clough, Wallace, Neb., 997. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,142; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,130; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,115; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,043; 5. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,029; 6. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 986; 7. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 971; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 965; 9. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 950; 10. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 918; 11. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 905; 12. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 900; 13. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 857; 14. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 850; 15. Michael Newhard, Royse City, Texas, 823; 16. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 818; 17. Timothy Cummings, Joshua, Texas, 805; 18. Gene Burnett, Leander, Texas, 801; 19. Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M., 790; 20. James Holder, China Spring, Texas, 777. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,197; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,170; 3. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 1,128; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,127; 5. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,115; 6. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,114; 7. Tyler Thomp­son, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,106; 8. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 1,090; 9. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 1,088; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,052; 11. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,024; 12. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,003; 13. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 968; 14. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 935; 15. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 857; 16. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 801; 17. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 794; 18. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 782; 19. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 781; 20. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn., 722.West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 368; 2. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 340; 3. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 328; 4. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 283; 5. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 258; 6. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 216; 7. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 199; 8. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 194; 9. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakersfield, Ca­lif., 166; 10. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., 159; 11. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 139; 12. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 132; 13. Alex Williams, Pahrump, Nev., 130; 14. George Brad­burry, Pahrump, Nev., 125; 15. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 105; 16. Donald W. Riley, Pahrump, Nev., 99; 17. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 98; 18. Daniel Vlaszof, Las Vegas, Nev., 72; 19. Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., 71; 20. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., 64.last_img read more

Michelle Leigh Becraft

first_imgMichelle Leigh Becraft, 49, of Lawrenceburg, IN, entered this world on Thursday, December 3, 1970 and departed it on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital and Hospice Care Cincinnati, Ohio.She is survived by her parents, Wayne “Jerry” and Carolyn Becraft, Moores Hill, IN, sister Margaret “Margie” Becraft, Lawrenceburg, IN, Uncle Larry (Linda) Peelman, Farmersburg, IN, Uncle Roger (Melva) Hayes, Danville, VA, Aunt Juanita “Pee-Wee” Myers, Buchanan, VA, her beloved fur babies Chelsea and Chuy and many cousins, extended family, and friends throughout the world.She was preceded in death by Paternal Grandparents, Hazel and Pat Peelman, Moores Hill, IN, Maternal Grandparents Helen and Homer Hayes, Buena Vista, VA, Aunt Barbara Ann Hayes, Uncle “Jimmy” Hayes and Uncle “Jimmy” Myers, Buchanan, VAMichelle enjoyed working during high school and college breaks at Kings Island admission gate where she did gain skills in dealing with the public and made lifelong friends.Michelle graduated from Moores Hill Elementary School in 1985, South Dearborn HS in 1989, and Ball State University 1989 with a BS Accounting degree.She immediately was hired as a temp and for 9 months worked at Cincinnati TriHealth before being hired there as a Staff Accountant. She soon moved to various positions within that organization over the next 26 years from Senior Accountant, Diversified Analyst, Finance Manager, and most recently, Financial Analyst Physicians Services. Michelle loved her job and especially the interaction with her physicians. She took pride in defending their rights and entitlements. Once any of them became part of health care team, it became her personal agenda to fight even harder for them.She enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Her most recent trip was an Alaskan Cruise with friends last May.She enjoyed her yard and flowers but depended on the lawn boy (Dad) and Yard Fairy (Mom) for maintenance.Always an animal lover, each of her pets was also a rescue. Chelsea, her dog, came from a TN kill shelter. Chelsea has been so reluctant to leave her side in recent weeks. Lovable cat Chuy, “Wild Man” came from PAWS.Michelle and sister Margie were influenced by their father’s love of sports. She was an avid baseball fan at a young age and family gatherings were discussions over stats, strategy, trades, etc. with Mom mostly observing. She spent her youth loving our Reds. She was always excited to meet and greet with Reds team members during church trips there during the 70s and 80s. She met many of the big players from that time. When Michelle moved to her own home, she could only afford basic tv. The New York Yankees were one of her limited choices and she fell in love with them. She did get to see games at the previous Yankee stadium but unfortunately never got to visit current stadium.She was a participant in the TriHealth Cancer Institute State of the Union Address Q&A where she shared the pros and cons of her cancer experience by talking before medical professionals.Michelle took pride in helping others through their cancer journey. It was a joy to help others get matched to the appropriate doctor. She frequently said: “I know people and I’m not afraid to ask a favor!” She was a shoulder to cry on and a source of information.Michelle worked with TriHealth sites when they transitioned to the Epic system. She was the “troubleshooter”. She so enjoyed resolving problems with help from her “Mormon Boys”.Due to the current corona virus restrictions, there can be no visitation or funeral service. A private funeral will be at a future date.As an alternative, the family requests that you show your love and support of Michelle’s memory by acts of kindness to family or friends but preferably a stranger. Pay for the car behind you at the drivethrough. Take someone to church. The possibilities are endless. You do not have to spend money to show kindness.Then, we request that you write a note to the family @PO Box 66, Moores Hill, IN 47032 about your experience. Please enclose your name and address and tell us how you know Michelle. If you choose to leave a contact number, we can call/text you at our convenience.For those who would rather make a donation in Michelle’s memory, our choice is PAWS, a local animal shelter. Checks may be made to PAWS but mailed to our home address listed above. Charity of your choice is also an option,Thank you for all the love and support.God Bless All.Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280.  You may also reach out to the family through our website at www.sibbettmoore.comlast_img read more

Lucas not back to best yet – Rodgers

first_img Press Association The 26-year-old was sidelined for nearly nine months after a knee operation last December and although he has made 16 appearances this season his manager knows he needs time. “Lucas will tell you himself he still has a bit to go,” said the Northern Irishman. “When you are out for a year the medics and physiotherapists will tell you to put that time on again before players are back to their best.” Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to make his 200th appearance for the club on Monday night against West Brom but manager Brendan Rodgers believes it will be some months before the Brazilian is back to his best.center_img He went on: “He is someone that is working ever so hard at his fitness. “He has shown a great determination and work ethic to get back to that level and his recent performances have shown he is well on his way to that recovery.” While the return of Lucas in his familiar defensive midfield role has brought some solidity to the team it is the fluidity of the team which has impressed Rodgers recently. “We are showing flexibility in our game,” added the Reds boss. “We know the philosophy and how we want to work but it is important you are pragmatic and you can adapt. “The players have shown that and that is great for us going forward because as we progress we need that going forward.” last_img read more

Okore keeping options open

first_img The defender is yet to play under Paul Lambert this term after returning from a serious knee injury. Okore suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in just his fourth game for the club in September 2013, ruling him out for the season, following a £4million move from FC Nordsjaelland. Jores Okore has refused to give up on his Aston Villa career – but has not ruled out a January move. He is currently with the Denmark Under-21 squad, captaining them to a 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday, and has left his future open. “I came to Villa to play and I am going to fight to make that happen,” he told Danish station TV2. ” At the same time I need to play, so I don’t want to exclude anything when it comes to the coming transfer window.” The club wanted to keep the 22-year-old in their squad rather than sending him on loan but he is behind Ron Vlaar, Philippe Senderos, Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark in the pecking order. But Vlaar and Senderos have returned to Villa after suffering calf injuries while on duty with the Netherlands and Switzerland respectively. Baker is also struggling with a knee injury he suffered in the 0-0 draw at West Ham earlier this month. It means Okore could make his first appearance of the season when Villa host Southampton in the Barclays Premier League next Monday. His only senior appearance this term came in Denmark’s 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Armenia in September. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Eriksen sees a big prize

first_img Life at White Hart Lane has been tumultuous over recent years, thanks largely to the club’s desperation to make a return to the continent’s premier competition. It is more than three-and-a-half years since they last competed in the Champions League, but Mauricio Pochettino does not appear to be under the same pressure as others at the helm in recent years. If this season is to end successfully for the north Londoners, Eriksen will no doubt be key to that. Just a month after being criticised by Denmark coach Morten Olsen, the 22-year-old is beginning to show flashes of the quality he showed in his first season at White Hart Lane. Eriksen has since cleared the air with his national team manager and is enjoying working at club level under Pochettino. He admits there are still times when it “doesn’t connect at all” under the former Southampton manager, but things are on the up in his opinion. “There have been a lot of changes,” Eriksen said. “A lot of things have happened, of course. I hope for the club things will change. “It’s going the right way. When you fire a manager to get a new one it’s difficult and takes time – but we are on the right way.” As such, this is seen by many as a transitional season in north London, albeit one which still offers a decent opportunity to return to the Champions League given their traditional rivals are struggling. “We are just two points off the top four and two or three wins in a row then you know [you are up there],” Tottenham playmaker Eriksen said. “Hopefully we will continue what we started on Sunday [at Hull] and on Sunday [against Everton] have a good win also. “When you see the teams who should normally be in the top six nowhere near, you realise everything can change and that the league is ever so tight with a lot of points to play for.” A top-four finish is not the only way Spurs can secure Champions League football this season as, for the first time, the winner of this season’s Europa League will earn place. It is a competition Tottenham will reach the knockout stages of should they beat Partizan Belgrade on Thursday – the only thing Eriksen and his team-mates are focusing on right now. “[The possibility of Champions League qualification] does [make the Europa League feel more important] when you are there,” he said. “Right now, it is just about qualifying a bit and getting to the next game. “It depends where you are in the league – if you are higher up you probably put more focus on something else. The route is a bit shorter but a bit more difficult maybe.” Christian Eriksen is confident Tottenham can qualify for the Champions League this season, one way or another. Press Associationlast_img read more

Journeyman Helenius stuns previously unbeaten Kownacki

first_imgCuba’s rising heavyweight Frank Sanchez nearly pitched a shutout in a 10-round decision over Philadelphia’s Joey Dawejko. The fight was dull and devoid of much action; it isn’t likely to do much for the resume of the 27-year-old Sanchez, who had a highly successful amateur career and now is 15-0 as a pro.Dawejko (20-8-4) has lost four of his last five outings and did more taunting than punching in the ring.“I didn’t want to fight Dawejko’s fight, and he realized that and it frustrated him,” Sanchez said. “He might have thought he’s faced guys like me, but there’s no other heavyweight like me.” Dazed throughout the rest of the fourth round, Kownacki barely defended himself against the onslaught of punches from his 6-foot-6 1-2 opponent, whose reach was decisive.Referee David Fields stopped it at 1:08 of the fourth.For one round in just his second fight in the United States, the Finnish journeyman lived up to his Nordic Nightmare nickname.The loss is a major setback for the 30-year-old Kownacki, who could have been in line for a title bout — though not this year — with an impressive showing. Now, he’ll have to work his way back in a division dominated by three men: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.Kownacki (20-1) has made the Barclays Center a second home, winning nine times in the arena. But Helenius (30-3, 19 knockouts) evicted him Saturday night. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Robert Helenius stunned heavily favored Adam Kownacki with a powerful barrage in the fourth round Saturday night, stopping the previously undefeated heavyweight in a WBA eliminator Saturday night at the Barclays Center. The 35-year-old veteran from Finland was holding his own but hardly in control when he hurt Kownacki just after the Pole had slipped to the canvas. Whether Kownacki, who now lives in Brooklyn, somehow hurt himself on the slip was difficult to tell, but he never was the same — thanks greatly to Helenius’ right hand. An overwhelmingly pro-Kownacki crowd of 8,811 at Barclays Center, many decked in red-and-white shirts with either Polska or Kownacki emblazoned on them, chanted and cheered for three rounds. Then Helenius landed a massive right followed by a left that decked Kownacki, who never recovered. Journeyman Helenius stuns previously unbeaten Kownacki The fight, broadcast on Fox, headlined a night of heavyweights in which Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba pummeled Rozvan Cojanu for eight rounds, then stopped the Romanian with a series of head and body shots late in the ninth.It was never a contest as Ajagba, 25, improved to 13-0 with 11 knockouts. He may have been slow and awkward at times, but he easily outpunched the overmatched Cojanu, now 17-7, with four losses by knockout. “Cojanu has a lot of experience,” Ajagba said. “When I threw my jab, he used his right hand to block my vision, so I couldn’t throw as many combinations as I wanted. It was a good challenge.”Then Ajagba began attacking the body.“It was very effective and it started to slow him down,” he added. “When he got close to me, I knew to throw more and punish him.” March 7, 2020last_img read more