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Baylor Trucking holding wreath ceremony

first_imgMILAN, Ind. — Baylor Trucking would like to remind the area about their upcoming wreath ceremony on December 14th at 5:30 pm.The ceremony will take place inside their headquarters in Milan.As children make their own wreaths, they will learn about the importance of a remembrance wreath and what each bouquet of the wreath symbolizes.Baylor Trucking has participated in the Wreaths across America program for nearly a decade and purchases wreaths for local veterans and their families.Wreaths across America has several educational components to emphasis its principles of Remember, Honor and Teach.last_img

Moyes hails improving United

first_img Press Association “My job and the team’s job is to make sure that we do that again. “We know that we are going to get a few bloody noses along the way. “But Manchester United were champions last year and there’s a lot of people written them off very quickly – which is fine – but hopefully come the end of the season we will not be too far away from it.” Moyes had special praise for the inspirational Wayne Rooney and his strike partner Van Persie. He said: “Great players score great goals in big games and he (Van Persie) is a great player. “I have got to say, his sidekick today played great as well, Wayne – the two of them were fantastic.” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger felt his side showed signs of nervousness early on and were unable to impose themselves on the game. He said: “It is disappointing to lose a game the way we lost it. “At the start of the game we didn’t play our game. We were nervous, insecure and we gave them a little bit of comfort by making a mistake at the first set-piece, or the second. “After that we lost too many balls and rushed our game in the first half. “In the second half when we played our game we played in one half and they counter-attacked a few times. “We didn’t find the opportunity to equalise. “We had the opportunities but we missed always, by a few inches, to push the ball into the net. “They were well focused to defend and catch us on the break and that happened once or twice in the game. “It is disappointing as we had the opportunity at least to get a draw out of this game.” The result prolonged Arsenal’s poor record against United at Old Trafford, having not won at the ground since September 2006. Wenger felt that probably contributed to his side’s poor start. When asked why his team were nervous, Wenger said: “Maybe with the fact we haven’t won for a long time here and it was a big game and, once again, it is a tight game that has been decided on a set-piece. “That is what we will keep from this game. “We knew this could happen but after that we had a go and gave everything until the last minute. This team has a great heart. “I feel sorry for my players tonight.” Wenger felt referee Michael Oliver made some wrong decisions but was unwilling to elaborate. He said: “I need to buy some Christmas presents and these statements cost too much money now.” He also did not want to blame the virus which had affected a number of his players in the past week and ruled out Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky. He said: “That can happen the whole season, it doesn’t mean you have to lose a game. “They declared themselves fit so they play. When they play, they play. There is no excuse. I felt physically we were all right.” Asked if that was United’s best performance, Moyes said: “Yes, especially in the first half. “A resilient job was required in the last 20 minutes but overall it was a good three points against a very much in-form Arsenal team. “It’s another step in the right direction for us. “We have got a lot of big steps to take here and it is going to take a while for me to get it all the way I’d like it to be. “I am not singing and dancing because we won the game, but I am thrilled because the boys put in a great performance.” Moyes played down suggestions the win for the champions had sent out a warning to the rest of the competition. He said: “I don’t know if it puts out any statement. “Everybody for years has known how good Manchester United have been. Robin van Persie scored against his old club as United overcame the Barclays Premier League leaders 1-0 in a tense clash at Old Trafford. The result lifted United to fifth in the table and within five points of the Londoners in spite of the difficulties new manager Moyes encountered in the opening months of the season. Manchester United boss David Moyes felt his side produced their best display of his reign to date in a hugely satisfying win over Arsenal.last_img read more

Syracuse-Notre Dame football matchups set 2026 through 2037

first_img Published on May 11, 2017 at 10:29 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 As part of an Atlantic Coast Conference-Notre Dame agreement, Syracuse and the Fighting Irish will meet four times between 2026 and 2037, the ACC announced Thursday morning.The Orange and Notre Dame met at MetLife Stadium in both 2014 and 2016, both UND wins. The Fighting Irish lead the all-time series 5-3. As part of a previous agreement, SU will travel to South Bend, Indiana, on Nov. 17, 2018, and Notre Dame visits the Carrier Dome in 2022. Syracuse returns to South Bend in 2025.The new additions, announced Thursday, include the following games:Syracuse at Notre Dame in 2026Notre Dame at Syracuse in 2029Syracuse at Notre Dame in 2034Notre Dame at Syracuse in 2037Syracuse finished the 2016 season 4-8 under first-year head coach Dino Babers. The Fighting Irish also finished 4-8.SU opens up the 2017 season on Sept. 1 against Central Connecticut State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Double dribble

first_img“I’m in the golden age of TV, so I’m lucky I get to see what I collected and looked at all my childhood now put on screen,” Shaqquan said. It doesn’t take more than a few seconds of watching Shalexxus and Shaqquan Aaron interact to recognize that their relationship runs deep. Moments after each question, they begin to bicker in the way only siblings can, arguing over whose recollections of their childhood are more accurate amid a flurry of verbal jabs. Three and a half years separate the siblings, but that seems to be one of the only things that does. It’s only fitting that they both ended up playing collegiate basketball at USC — Shalexxus, a redshirt freshman on the women’s team, and Shaqquan, a redshirt senior on the men’s — even if they took different paths to get there. Raised on the game For Shalexxus, it wasn’t just her parents that taught her how to play basketball at a young age. “We go see every Marvel and DC movie together,” Shaqquan said.        “It was very competitive,” Shaqquan said. “She used to cry all the time.” A quick glance at both of their Twitter feeds reflects their shared interests. Both are littered with — among other things — superhero movies, for which they both eagerly profess shared love. Their parents acted as their coaches growing up. Comic book culture was a huge part of their household, a love passed down by their father that has stuck with them to this day. Shaqquan doesn’t hesitate to talk about his collections of comics and his love for Marvel productions. “I always see them together dancing and doing fun stuff, and that’s always a good sight,” Rakocevic said. “Apart from basketball, they got things to relate to. Their relationship is really special from what I see.” Becoming Trojans “Now that she’s older, she branches off and hangs out with her friends, but when she was younger she always wanted to hang out with me and my friends, so I had to bring her along. Hated it,” he said, with a small eye roll and a grin. “Now that we’re older, we appreciate each other, we hang out with each other a lot.” “I would just try to imitate what he would do,” Shaqquan said. “Then when Shalexxus came along, she would imitate what I would do, and then eventually she started working out with me.” Redshirt senior guard Shaqquan Aaron and redshirt freshman guard Shalexxus Aaron play one-on-one at the Galen Center practice courts. (Emily Smith/Daily Trojan) From the moment she could dribble and shoot a ball, Shaqquan was playing one-on-one with her. And though they told him to stop, Shaqquan never did, something his sister is now thankful for. “I’m grateful for it, because I learned how to get over it and use certain moves to not get my shot blocked,” Shalexxus said. “It paid off. So yeah, it was competitive. We would both be in each other’s heads.” Shalexxus agreed before her brother quickly interjected. Shalexxus was also a high school standout, averaging 18.1 points per game her senior season on her way to being named Athlete of the Year by the Riverside Press Enterprise. Shalexxus committed to USC, a choice she made for herself. She said Shaqquan’s position on the men’s team did not factor into her decision. “People these days have trainers,” Shaqquan said. “Our trainer was our dad and our mom.” “My parents were really never like, ‘You have to play basketball, that’s the sport we’re gonna put you in, and you’re gonna like it,’” Shalexxus said. “That wasn’t the case. I was just like, ‘I wanna play basketball,’ and my dad said, ‘I’ll teach you.’” Shaqquan confirmed this. Shaqquan dominated the high school scene in Seattle, where the family moved during his junior year, averaging 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in his senior year en route to a state title and Washington Player of the Year. A highly ranked recruit, Shaqquan committed to Louisville, where he spent his freshman year of college before transferring to USC. Now in his final year as a redshirt senior, he’s averaging career-highs in points, assists and rebounds per game. Even now, watching each other play invokes flashbacks of the other’s game, a testament to the countless hours they’ve spent on the court together over the years. Hooping was the family craft, passed down from mother and father to their three children — all of whom went on to play Division I basketball (Shaddean played at Mercer from 2004-08). Contrary to the Ball family-like image that the Aarons might conjure, their parents, Carl and Madinah Aaron, never forced their children into the sport. It was simply what they loved, and each child was eager to pick up the game from their talented family members. “Everything I know I learned from my parents, but especially from Shaqquan,” she said. Integral as the sport has been to their connection, the bond between the two has never ended at the boundaries of the basketball court. Junior forward Nick Rakocevic, a teammate of Shaqquan’s, described the siblings’ dynamic off the court. “A lot of his teammates come up to me and say it’s scary how identical we are in our game,” Shalexxus said. “We shoot the same, our handles are the same. He taught me stuff, and I teach him too. Just watching him play, I would look at his movement, or the way he moves his feet, or his follow through on his shot.” That decision seems to be paying dividends for her team. After missing her freshman season due to a knee injury, she’s been finding her groove as an electric 3-point shooter, averaging 52 percent from behind the arc. Intertwined as they’ve always been, Shaqquan and Shalexxus came to USC following very different paths. “A lot of people tell us the relationship we have isn’t what most people see,” Shalexxus said. “We’re just really close and don’t let anything get between that, whether it’s basketball, or life, or anything.” Taj Mayfield contributed to this report. Basketball has always tied the Aaron siblings together. Shaqquan recalled watching his brother Shaddean, the eldest Aaron sibling, practice every day with their dad. “It was more whatever I watched, she watched, so she tagged along and now she loves that stuff,” Shaqquan said. “Most of the stuff you watch, you watch because of me.” Beyond basketball Shaqquan and Shalexxus have been connected by basketball for as long as they can remember. The hours on end spent practicing or arguing with each other have brought them together in a unique way. As big as basketball is in the Aaron siblings’ lives, their bond comes before all else. Shalexxus shot back: “No, you take credit for everything!” “I did not cry,” Shalexxus emphasized. “I would complain to my parents because [Shaqquan] would block my shot.” Shalexxus shot back: “First of all, I didn’t cry.” (“Yes you did,” Shaqquan responded.) “Not in a negative way,” she said. “I was being recruited by ’SC before Shaqquan went to ’SC. I came here because I wanted to play for [former women’s basketball head coach] Cynthia Cooper. I had a great relationship with the coaching staff, loved the school, the education is phenomenal here. Shaqquan was just a super dope bonus. But I came here because I wanted to come here.”last_img read more

Antiguans vote in CCJ referendum

first_imgVoters in Antigua and Barbuda are casting ballots on Tuesday to decide whether or not to replace the London-based Privy Council as the island’s final court.Prime Minister Gaston Browne has urged citizens to exercise their franchise and said he is pleased he had done all he could to ensure that nationals were in a position to make a reasonable judgement on the issue.Antigua and Barbuda would need a two-thirds majority of those casting ballots to ensure that the Privy Council is replaced by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which also serves as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM.Only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana are full members of the CCJ that was established in 2001 even though the majority of the CARICOM countries are signatories to the Court’s Original Jurisdiction.“I have discharged my responsibility to make the option of transitioning from the Privy Council to the Caribbean Court of Justice available to the people of Antigua and Barbuda. I think it is a great opportunity for them.“ I urge them to go out and vote “yes” …and in any event whatever the decision I will be guided accordingly, but as far as I am concerned I have delivered in the responsibility to make this very important option available to the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” Prime Minister Browne said.The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has said it is not supportive of the move to replace the Privy Council and has urged supporters to vote their conscience.Electoral officials warn that the rules which apply to the holding general elections would be enforced and that anyone contravening the laws could face up to six months in jail and or a fine of EC$500.last_img read more

BetSid partners with FSB for online launch

first_img Platform provider FSB is to roll out a cutting-edge sports betting platform in a new deal with BetSid.The UK firm will deploy its definitive sportsbook solution across online and mobile for the independent operator, which has a chain of shops and a thriving telebet service in the north west of England.The platform, designed for a mobile-first approach, will allow BetSid to compete with national chains during and after shop opening hours.Running off FSB’s unique pricing models, customers can now enjoy sophisticated and reactive in-play odds, with competitive pricing on all sports arriving in time for the start of the new domestic football season.FSB’s Business Development Director, Richard Thorp, said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with BetSid, demonstrating our commitment to working with both challenger and established brands.“Our platform is leading the way for online sports betting, driving the sector forward via innovative features and software for web, mobile and retail.”Paul Kirkby, Managing Director at BetSid, added: “FSB boasts a proven track record for delivering flexible yet steadfast performance during major sporting events, particularly in-play.“These in-play features will serve us well in the sportsbook market over the coming months. While BetSid remains a family-owned business, we are keen to dispel the myth that you are better off with the big firms when service from independents can prove superior.“FSB’s flexibility has ensured that we compete on tech without sacrificing the personal values which our clients hold dear.”The service includes a proprietary live sports betting platform, real-time algorithmic pricing models, and CRM tools for player segmentation and bonusing, alongside a full suite of casino games from the leading industry suppliers. Related Articles Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Submit Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon FSB teams up with Cricket.com to launch predictions game June 18, 2020last_img read more

PL on Citi: Lacklustre Man Utd loses 2-0 to struggling Watford

first_img Source: Talk Sports Solskjaer’s side imploded in the second half in Hertfordshire RelatedPosts Hornets skipper Deeney celebrates after scoring the second at Vicarage Road Nigel Pearson and his beleaguered side could scarcely believe their luck as they ran off in jubilant celebrations as De Gea slumped to his knees in disbelief.But it was to get much worse for the former Atletico Madrid man as he was then beaten from the spot by Troy Deeney after the usually reliable Aaron Wan-Bissaka brought down Sarr with a poorly timed tackle.Paul Pogba returned to the Red Devils’ matchday squad for the first time in almost three months, but his introduction from the bench could not inspire a comeback and Watford claimed their first home win of the season.However, the focus from this game will surely rest on De Gea and his costly error as, for the 13th successive game in a row, the Spaniard failed to keep a clean sheet. Pearson’s first home match was a free hit heading into Christmas, with the Hornets nine points off the safety before kick-off and already staring down the barrel of relegation.Yet Watford’s survival hopes received an unlikely shot in the arm on Sunday.In truth, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was out-fought and out-thought in Hertfordshire, where a forgettable first half was followed by a second period to remember for the Hornets.Having shown promise in defeat at table-topping Liverpool last weekend, Pearson’s men took the lead in a league match at Vicarage Road for the first time since April as Sarr’s 50th-minute effort somehow crept past De Gea. ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace De Gea let the Ismaila Sarr shot slip through his hands and into the net ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation David De Gea’s mistake proved costly for Manchester United as they suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Watford on Sunday afternoon.The Spain international inexplicably allowed Ismaila Sarr’s tame effort to slip through his hands and bounce into the back of the net off his own head to give the Hornets the lead. Wan-Bissaka’s foul on Sarr four minutes later allowed Deeney to double Watford’s lead during an extraordinary start to the second half that United was unable to find a way back into as much as Solskjaer’s stunned side tried.The Red Devils have continued to drop points against so-called lesser opposition this season, with Newcastle United set to visit Old Trafford on Boxing Day hoping to beat United for the second time this season. Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba Tags: Manchester UnitedTroy DeeneyWatfordlast_img read more

Sarajevo will meet Atromitos Tonight

first_imgIn Athens, football players of FC Sarajevo will play a rematch game against Atromitos. The match will be played in the third qualifying round of Europa League.On Koševo stadium, FC Sarajevo was defeated in the first meeting with the result of 2: 1, but the representatives of Bosnian team  believe that they can compete with currently one of the best teams of the Greek championship.“In the first game we have shown that we can compete and cope with Atromitos. On Koševo stadium we were equal, if not better opponent during 75 minutes of game”  said coach Dženan Uščuplić day before leaving to Athens.Last night, the team of FC Sarajevo done their last training. The match starts tonight at 20:00 o’clock. (Source: Fena)last_img