first_imgMary A. Murphy Feller, of Lawrenceburg, IN, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016.She was born Friday, March 6, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles Atkins and the late Ethel Clair Saunders Atkins.She enjoyed antiques and clothes shopping. Mary enjoyed fixing up her house and working in her yard. She also loved road trips. Her greatest joy was time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.Surviving are her husband, Harold Feller; children, Kim (Tom) Kernan of Aurora, IN, William “Buck” Murphy of Greendale, IN, and Colleen Lee of Greendale, IN; sisters, Margaret Abendroth, MD, Nancy (Jack) Strauss of Cincinnati, OH, Opal Atkins of Cincinati, OH, and Dottie Weise of Rising Sun, IN; grandchildren, Dennis, Scott and Nicholas Kernan, Ian, Chloe and Ben Murphy; and great-grandchildren, Troy, Liam & Haven Kernan.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Timothy Murphy; son, Dennis Michael Murphy and a grandaughter, Nicole Murphy.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

first_imgJefferson County, In. — The Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge calls upon volunteer birders and nature enthusiasts in Indiana to participate in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC).  Volunteer birders of all skill levels are needed to count birds.  The Big Oaks NWR count will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Volunteers may sign up to count birds for a half day (until noon, or noon to sunset) or all day.  We will meet at 8:00 am at the Big Oaks NWR office.  The Big Oaks Conservation Society, a not-for-profit refuge support group, will provide lunch for volunteers at the refuge office. If you are interested in participating in the Big Oaks NWR count, contact the refuge at 812-273-0783.  Weather for the Christmas bird count can be variable, but warm and/or waterproof clothing is recommended.The Christmas Bird Count began over a century ago when 27 conservationists in 25 localities, led by scientist and writer Frank Chapman, changed the course of ornithological history.  On Christmas Day of 1900, the small group posed an alternative to the “side hunt,” a Christmas day activity in which teams competed to see who could shoot the most birds and small mammals.  Instead of shooting birds, Chapman proposed to identify, count, and record all the birds they saw, founding what is now considered to be the world’s most significant citizen-based conservation effort and a more than century-old institution.Apart from its attraction as a social and competitive event, the CBC reveals valuable scientific data.  Each count group completes a census of the birds found during one 24-hour period between December 14 and January 5 in a designated circle 15 miles in diameter—about 177 square miles.  Now in its 118th year, the CBC is larger than ever with more than 2000 individual counts scheduled, expanding its geographical range and accumulating information about the winter distributions of various birds, and it is vital in monitoring the status of resident and migratory birds across the Western Hemisphere.  The data, 100% volunteer generated, have become a crucial part of the U. S. Government’s natural history monitoring database.   Count results from 1900 to the present are available through Audubon’s website.Big Oaks NWR consists of 50,000 acres on the former Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) located in Jennings, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties in southeastern Indiana.  The local refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides public use opportunities, such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, interpretation and environmental education.  The refuge has one of the largest contiguous forest blocks in the southeastern part of the state as well as one of the largest grassland complexes; both provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities for refuge visitors.  Information about the refuge is available online here.last_img read more

first_imgDavid Moyes felt it was crucial Manchester United showed the pain they suffered in Sunday’s derby defeat to Manchester City in their performance against Liverpool on Wednesday night. “I have not had that many good ones. But that is one of the better ones. “It is not frustrating. I will sort it. I will fix it. “I will turn it round. I have no doubt about that.” Moyes did confirm England midfielder Tom Cleverley was ruled out with an injury which watching Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson must hope is not too serious. But, after making eight changes – and naming Wayne Rooney captain – the United boss saw his team perform with more attacking conviction than they have done in most of their more important matches this season. “It certainly was,” said Moyes, when asked if his reaction at the final whistle was one of relief. “It was a big game for us. We had lost at Anfield a few weeks ago and at the Etihad on Sunday and we wanted to put that right. “Every game, everybody is either a first for something or it is a monkey off my back. “It is going to be the way, isn’t it?” “It was important the whole club showed we were hurt by Sunday,” said the United boss. “We didn’t perform to our levels. “Now the players have gone out to get us a big result. I am really pleased with them.” Moyes’ sceptics had a field day following Sunday’s hammering at Manchester City, which led to claims the Scot is incapable of securing victories in the biggest matches. For the moment, they have been silenced, as Luis Suarez’s return from a 10-match suspension ended in disappointment. And, after being told he had now made the best start of any new United manager since Matt Busby in 1946, Moyes claimed he will eventually do it for good. “Everybody seems to be picking a stat out – I have not won here or I have not done that,” said Moyes. “That is one of the good stats. The Red Devils bounced back from their 4-1 mauling at the Etihad Stadium in the perfect manner, with Javier Hernandez grabbing the only goal in a Capital One Cup third-round victory over another of their fierce rivals. And Moyes could not have been more delighted with the response. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img “He likes a little bit of attention, but that’s fine. All the guys love him. “He’s not only a great character, but he’s doing well for the team and credit to him. “The two years he has had here have been good, but there is the potential to have a better year this year if he keeps continuing to play as well as he is.” Another player Hughes does not want to lose is Phil Bardsley. The right-back is unlikely to feature against his old club Sunderland on Saturday as he has lost his place to Glen Johnson following his arrival from Liverpool. The former Manchester United defender has played just one league match so far this season and was sent off on his last appearance in the Capital One Cup against Chelsea. Hughes has been impressed by Bardsley’s attitude in training, however, and is not looking to let the 30-year-old leave the Britannia Stadium in January. “I am not really looking to get Phil out,” the Stoke manager said. “It’s important that we have that defensive cover, so a loan deal for Phil is not something I am really looking to do.” Arnautovic has scored three goals – including the winner against Chelsea – and laid on two assists in his 11 appearances so far this term. The Austrian winger, who joined from Werder Bremen two-and-a-half years ago, has 18 months to run on his contract and Hughes hopes the player will agree an extension soon. “I’m thinking about it (Arnautovic’s contract) and I’m sure Marko is,” the Stoke manager said. “We want him to stay.” Arnautovic arrived in England with a bad-boy reputation. While at Inter Milan then-boss Jose Mourinho described Arnautovic as “a fantastic person”, but added that “he has the ­attitude of a child”. And Bremen suspended him after he was pulled over in his sports car by police for speeding in the early hours of the morning before a match. Hughes has nothing but kind words to say about the 26-year-old, however. “I think his manner and his personality takes people aback initially, but once you get to know him he is very gregarious, he likes people and he likes being around them,” the Welshman said. Mark Hughes wants Marko Arnautovic to commit his future to Stoke by signing a new contract at the Britannia Stadium. Press Association Arnautovic’s form has been key to the recent upturn in Stoke’s form. The Potters endured their worst start to a season since their promotion seven years ago, but have now lost just one of their last 10 matches. last_img read more

first_imgBy Greg StutchburyNAPIER, New Zealand (Reuters) – New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and local authorities have agreed to an urgent inquiry to determine why the second one-day international between the hosts and Australia was abandoned yesterday without a ball being bowled.Morning rain delayed the scheduled start time, but the conditions improved enough for the ground staff to prepare McLean Park in Napier for a shortened match.Practice facilities across the road from the ground were “bone dry” shortly after the rain stopped, according to New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, but the outfield at McLean Park failed to drain properly.“There were parts of the ground where you’d hit the ball and water would just go everywhere,” Australia captain Aaron Finch told reporters. “It wasn’t ideal; I don’t think it would have been safe for players to play on.”The decision left thousands of fans frustrated and the players visibly annoyed.NZC chief operating officer Anthony Crummy said they had agreed with the ground owners, the Napier City Council, to begin an independent inquiry as soon as possible as to why the field did not drain effectively.“It’s too early to say what happened,” Crummy said. “We did have some rain today but not enough to have the game being abandoned. So we really need to have a look at what has happened.“We have spoken to council and they have reassured us there will be a full independent review.”Council chief executive Wayne Jack said he considered the review to be an “urgent” matter and would meet with NZC to start proceedings today.The ground is due to host another ODI against South Africa on March 1. Crummy said it was too early to say whether that fixture was in doubt.“Our number one priority is making sure that that game can go ahead without interruption,” Crummy added. “Again, we just have to find out what has happened and what steps need to take place that it doesn’t happen again.”Napier mayor Bill Dalton, while disappointed with the outcome, said he believed there was no issue with the drainage and stood by long-term groundsman Phil Stoyanoff.Dalton added that several persons who had access to the playing area had been surprised the match was abandoned.“It was only one small area of the park that was deemed not to be dry enough,” Dalton said. “I know people who walked over that particular area and couldn’t see what the issue was.“The general feeling amongst the public is that they couldn’t understand why play didn’t commence. But I’m not an umpire or a cricketer and can’t make those calls.”Crummy said all general admission ticket-holders would receive a full refund. He said “about six-seven thousand” tickets had been sold but did not discuss how much money NZC would need to pay out, or their insurance arrangements.last_img read more

first_imgALL-rounder Matthew Forde, skipper Sachin Singh and fast bowler Jayden Seales have been among the stand-out performers for the Windies Under-15 Invitational squad, who have so far won two of their three matches on their tour of England.Forde has hit a couple of half-centuries and recorded tidy bowling performances while Singh has hit a half-century. Seales has been consistent with the ball, as the Windies U-15 Invitational logged wins in a Twenty20 match against London Under-15s and a 50 overs-a-side contest against Hertfordshire Emerging Players Performance before losing a 50-overs match against Hampshire Development Squad.In the opening match last Wednesday, an unbeaten half-century from Singh and his unbroken, century second-wicket stand with Seth Agard carried the Windies U-15 Invitational to a commanding victory over London U-15s.Singh, the Windies U-15 Invitational captain, hit seven fours and one six in the top score of 55 not out and Agard supported with 47 not out, as the visitors successfully chased 116 for victory at Walkers.After opener Tariq Mohammed was run-out early in the chase, Agard came to the crease and shared 104 for the second wicket with Singh to take the Caribbean side over the finish line with four balls remaining.Earlier, Mohammed, bowling off-spin, as well as Seales and leg-spinner Sameer Ali each collected two wickets, as Sunbury were restricted to 115 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs.In the second match on Sunday, Seales and Antonio Fernandes combined for six wickets to bowl the Windies Under-15 Invitational to an 11-run victory after openers George Langston and Joe Burselm gave Hertfordshire EPP a confident start.Seales grabbed 3-21 from 9.4 overs, Fernandes took 3-40 from eight overs and Ali 2-34 from his allotted 10 overs, as the Windies U-15 Invitational dismissed Herts EPP for 203 in 49.4 overs at Wormsley.The Caribbean side snared all 10 Herts wickets for 99, practically in the second half of the home team’s innings, after Langston struck half-dozen boundaries in the top score of 92 from 137 balls and Burslem made 46 in an opening stand of 104.After Ali trapped Burslem lbw with the last ball of the 25th over, the rest of the Herts batting failed to click, as the visitors scythed through the batting.Earlier, Forde, batting at seven, struck seven fours in 58 from 66 balls to lead a lower-order revival before the Windies U-15 Invitational were dismissed for 214 in 49.1 overs.Between Forde, Mohammed, batting at eight, and Seales, batting at nine, they added 90 between the 34th and 48th overs to add beef to the Caribbean side’s total, after they slipped to 114 for six.In the third match yesterday, Forde followed up with an unbeaten 72, but the rest of the batting failed to ignite and the Windies U-15 Invitational stumbled to a 43-run loss against Hampshire Development squad.Forde, batting at eight, hit nine fours and one six from 54 balls, Agard made 42, opener Lee Solomon added 32 and Antonio Morris scored 22, as the Windies side failed to successfully chase 262 for victory in the contest at Totton & Eling.Apart from a second-wicket stand of 65 between Solomon and Agard, there was little stability from the rest of the visitors’ batting, as Tom Prest undermined them with 4-38 from his allotted 10 overs.Taeim Tonge had led the Windies bowling with 4-46 from 8.4 overs, Forde supported with 3-56 from 10 overs and Agard snared 2-24 from three overs, as Cole Campbell anchored the Hants batting with four fours and two sixes in an even 100 from 121 balls before they were bowled out for 261 in 49.4 overs.last_img read more

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Jason Mohammed struck his 14th first-class half-century and third of the season to spearhead a strong Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batting effort, on the opening day of their rescheduled first-round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Jamaica Scorpions here yesterday.Choosing to bat first at Brian Lara Stadium, Red Force finished the day on 338 for five with Mohammed eyeing triple figures unbeaten on 89.The right-hander faced 149 deliveries in just over 3-¼ hours at the crease and struck seven fours and three sixes.Openers Kyle Hope with 64 and Jeremy Solozano, 63, also chipped in with half-centuries while captain Denesh Ramdin struck 41 and Lendl Simmons 30.Speedster Nicholson Gordon, in his third first-class match but first in three seasons, bowled superbly to finish with four for 49.His effort was required after Red Force kept the visitors wicket-less in the first session as Hope and Solozano took their side to lunch at 116 without loss.All told, they added 127 for the first wicket before Hope was lbw to Nicholson early in the second session, after facing 100 balls in 128 minutes and striking 10 fours.His dismissal triggered a slide that saw Red Force lose three wickets for nine runs to slump to 136 for three, as Gordon ran through the top order in a devastating spell accounting for Joshua Da Silva (5) and Solozano.The left-handed Solozano struck 11 fours off 126 deliveries in nearly 2-½ hours at the crease, passing 500 runs for the season in the process.Mohammed then arrived to anchor three successive half-century stands which propped up Red Force innings. First, he added 51 for the fourth wicket with Simmons, in a partnership which took the hosts to tea at 235 for four.When Simmons played on to the first ball of leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner’s first spell, Mohammed put on a further 87 for the fifth wicket with Ramdin who counted five fours in a 65-ball knock.Gordon returned to remove Ramdin to a catch at the wicket off one that lifted sharply but Mohammed and Khary Pierre, unbeaten on 26, have so far put on 64 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Syracuse midfielder Liam Callahan suffered a high ankle sprain during No. 4 Syracuse’s (11-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) 3-1 win over Wake Forest (6-6, 2-3) on Friday night and will likely miss at least a week, he said after the game.With 20:25 left in the first half, Callahan got his foot caught in the ground on an attempted slide. After hitting the ground, SU trainers rushed to his aid. He was carried off the field and was not putting any weight on the injury.“All I know is I heard like four pops and I was just down for the rest,” Callahan said. “I’m not really sure what happened. It was kind of a big blur.”Two seasons ago when he played at Villanova, Callahan dislocated his ankle in the same foot and had surgery. After the game on Friday, he was on crutches and had his right foot in a boot.Korab Syla replaced Callahan for the remainder of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Injuries happen in our sport,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “To lose Liam was disappointing but ultimately, it’s a team sport.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Suraj Alva 10 months ago Roger Federer continues magnificent run as he wins 10th Basel title World No 3 Roger Federer congratulated South Africa Rugby team after they beat England on Saturday to win the Rugby World World Cup in Yokohama, Japan. The Springboks thrashed favourites England 32-12 to lift the title. This was the second time that both the teams met in the final, with the previous one being back in 2007 in Paris. Federer’s mother, Lynette, was born in South Africa and the 20-time grand slam champion enjoyed the nation’s success in Japan.Also Read: Rugby WC: Fans Request For Ben Stokes’ Inclusion In The England TeamEarlier during an interview with a leading media daily, Federer was asked to pick his favourite team for the tournament. The 38-year-old replied South Africa, despite Australia and New Zealand being much-fancied as always.Also Read: Ben Spencer’s ‘crazy Days’ Before Rugby World Cup Final With England 10 months ago Siya’s Springboks are exactly what Mandela envisioned The Swiss legend in his message to Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi said that he couldn’t be more happy for him and the team. It was an amazing team effort. He said that the team spent so much time together and ended up with the big win.Also Read: South Africa Thrash England 32-12 To Lift 3rd Rugby World Cup In JapanHe also added that he was watching the game and following it. He also expressed his desire to meet the World Cup-winning team skipper. 10 months ago Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal could clash in semis at ATP Paris Masters First Published: 4th November, 2019 15:28 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 10 months ago Roger Federer withdraws from ATP Cup citing personal reasons FOLLOW US 10 months ago Gerard Pique mocks Roger Federer over snub in Davis Cup Finals WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 4th November, 2019 15:29 IST Roger Federer Congratulates Springboks After Rugby World Cup Win Roger Federer sent a special video message to Siya Kolisi saying that he couldn’t be more happy for South Africa after winning their 3rd Rugby World Cup. The final was all the more historic for the Springboks, as Siya Kolisi became the first black captain to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. Tennis legend Roger Federer sent a video message praising their achievement. Kolisi after the victory said that the team had faced a lot of challenges and has been through a lot but the people of South Africa were always behind us. Also Read: Roger Federer Takes Rugby Quiz, Picks Favourite To Win Rugby World CupRoger Federer message for Siya Kolisi  after Rugby World Cup win Written Bylast_img read more