Shirley Mae (Tope) Kestler 85, of Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away Sunday December 16, 2018 at her home.She was born October 6, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Herman D. Tope and Pearl (Metz) Tope.Shirley worked as a City Coach Operator for Queen City Metro with over 11 years of service. She was one of the first four women hired as a city bus operator.Shirley enjoyed crafts, quilting, painting, sewing and embroidering table cloths. She loved to play the piano, but time with her loving family was her greatest joy.Shirley is survived by her children, J. Michael (Maria) Schehr of Independence, LA, Gayle Schehr (Kevin Tallon) of Rising Sun, IN, Gerard “Jerry” (Bonnie) Morano of Rising Sun, IN, Gregory “Gregg” (Stephanie) Morano of Rising Sun, IN; brothers, Herman “Del” Tope of Cincinnati, OH, David L (Gerdie) Tope of Fulshear, TX; long time friend and dear sister in law, Donna Withers; grandchildren, Lori (Charlie) Billingsley, Joshua M Schehr, Gregory A Morano, Jr., Lindsey N Morano, Kali L Morano and Danial (Amy) Taylor; great-granddaughters, Kayla M. Morano, Serena L. Billingsley and Stella Taylor; as well as many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends will be received Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Thursday December 20, 2018 at 11:00 am with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Loving Hearts Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. If unable to attend services, 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.com
Speaking days after new FA chairman Greg Dyke highlighted the “frightening trend” of reduced numbers of domestic players in the top flight, Hoddle claimed it was time to “show some teeth”. English players made up only around 32 per cent of teams’ starting line-ups in the Premier League last season and Hoddle fears that figure will only continue to dwindle. “We are as good as anybody for consistently qualifying for tournaments across the age groups, from seniors down to under 17s – what we are not very good at is getting out of the groups or through the knockout stages,” he told Sportsweek. “That could be down to a number of factors – through our game style, with a high-pressing game then by the latter stages our players are not perhaps physically as right as other countries. It could also be psychological factors, and that is something we will be looking at. “I would be disappointed if we did not start seeing a real ingrained game-style philosophy approach to talent identification, psychology and all the other things, and a real alignment of all our disciplines across all the ages in 18 months’ time.” Former Premier League chief executive Rick Parry is in no doubt where the blame lies over most of the games’ ills. He told the BBC’s radio show: “The FA need to be bolder, they are the governing body – do they really want to govern? “You look at the big issues in recent years, where you would expect the FA to be taking a position where the FAs across Europe do, and I think ours has tended to be a little bit on the back foot and silent.” Parry added: “We should not be trying to dumb down the Premier League, it is not about trying to reign that in, it is more a case of can the FA now pull itself up by its boot straps and catch up?” Any attempt at a quota system would be hampered by European employment laws but Hoddle insists the matter still must be explored. “We all know it is difficult, because at the end of the day the rules are the rules and the Premier League will just abide by that,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme. “We have got to show some teeth. If it is a maximum of five (foreign) players and the rest have to be English, whatever we can do with the rules, but it always seems they come up against a brick wall. “Maybe the government could be helping that, but it is a bigger, deeper issue for politicians and the FA to get together, because this 32 per cent is going to get less and less each year.” Hoddle, who guided England through to the knockout stages of the 1998 World Cup, believes quality coaching from a young age remains the answer. He said: “We have to focus in on English talent and be bold enough to say if foreign players are coming in to fill our clubs aged 17, 18 or 20, then we have to build a 10-year plan which allows these lads being taught by the best coaches – being paid good money, which is what the Dutch did – and bring them through where they master the ball first. “There is definite talent out there, we just need to source it.” The FA’s head of elite development Dan Ashworth, meanwhile, remains confident in the coaching processes in place, which centre on the new facility at St George’s Park. Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has called on the government and Football Association to explore ways to limit the number of foreign players in the Barclays Premier League. Press Association
Published on January 22, 2019 at 11:12 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Comments Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan hasn’t found a surefire starting goalkeeper. Since presumptive starter Édith D’Astous Moreau left the program, Syracuse has fluctuated between senior Maddi Welch and junior Ady Cohen in the net. But with their inconsistencies, Flanagan began a search for a third goalie to add options.Four months into its season, SU added Allison Small, who entered the transfer portal from Quinnipiac University in December. Small, a sophomore, started in three games this season for QU before leaving.Now with Small, Welch and Cohen on the roster, Syracuse (5-17-1, 5-5 College Hockey America) has decided to ride with the “hot hand,” playing whichever goalie has recently impressed, Flanagan said. Syracuse is last in the CHA in save percentage, with its three goalies combining to stop 86.5 percent of shots faced. Welch has started 17 out of 23 games, but her save percentage (.868) is slightly lower than Cohen’s (.870), with Small potentially adding a new element.“It’s not like we have anybody pegged,” Flanagan said. “Right now, we’ll go with who’s playing well.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s rotational approach began in the Theresa Humes Invitational, when Welch started the first game, but Cohen played the next two. In Cohen’s two starts, she made 52 saves and surrendered one goal, earning her a chance to start the next game — an eventual 2-1 loss to RPI.Coincidentally, Small was first cleared to join the Orange roster that morning, eligible to play immediately. Flanagan deviated from the “hot hand” strategy, instead starting Small, wanting to wanting to “throw her into the fire” three days after she had been cleared. In Small’s first appearance for the Orange, she only lasted 20 minutes in the net, allowing four goals in the first period.“I suppose if she pitched a shutout and played really well, we’d be geniuses. That’s not what happened.”Small faced 17 shots on goal in the period, often on odd-man rushes and breakaways. “We didn’t give her much help,” sophomore forward Anonda Hoppner said. “That’s not a snippet of her skill at all,” Hoppner added.Though Welch said she supports whoever the coaches deem best in the net, Flanagan acknowledged there was likely frustration among players after he gave Small the nod.Welch returned in Small’s place after the first period, denying all 19 shots she faced. Welch has started each game since, including last weekend when she starred in the team’s first home win, but struggled the next day. In SU’s most recent series, against Robert Morris, Welch allowed two goals on 30 shots Friday and four goals on 23 shots in Saturday’s loss.The fluidity at the goalie position comes directly after Abbey Miller, the former CHA goaltending trophy winner, graduated last year. She started 29 of 36 games last season.SU hasn’t had a consistent goalkeeper like Miller this season, but having three goalies who can all play large stretches of time can be valuable for when fatigue kicks in, Cohen said. Three goalies also give Syracuse more flexibility if someone gets injured.“I think (Small) fits in well between Maddi and I,” Cohen said. “… It would be good to have three goalies playing.” Facebook Twitter Google+
Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has signed on Nigeriaâ€™s wonder boy, Alex Iwobi, as its latest DStv brand ambassador. This was announced at an autograph signing event with the striker at the MultiChoice head office in Lagos on Tuesday, 17 July 2018.Iwobi will be the new face of DStv Compact, a value for money package that showcases the best football leagues in the world and general entertainment content at the most affordable price.Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said the company is excited to have Iwobi on board even as lovers of football get ready for the new season. â€œWe are pleased that we are bringing the excitement of the new football season even closer to our customers. Iwobiâ€™s energy and the passion he displays on the pitch is what endears him to fans across the world and as such, makes him a good fit for our brandâ€, said Ugbe.He further said that the endorsement is a way the company is showcasing and rewarding African and Nigerian talent in football.Speaking on his latest brand endorsement, Iwobi, the professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League Club, Arsenal and the Nigeria national team said: â€œItâ€™s an honour to be an Ambassador for DStv. Their passion for promoting sports is unrivalled across Africa. It has shown over the years that it is committed to bringing the highest quality of sporting programmes and entertainment to millions of Africans. Iâ€™m looking forward to the launch of our first project and the many more to come in the future. Iâ€™m thankful to everyone who has made this possible and excited to be part of the DStv family.â€Echoing similar sentiments, Frederik Obasi, Commercial Agent for Alex Iwobi said: â€œItâ€™s been a pleasure putting this exciting partnership together with MultiChoice. They have demonstrated their commitment to empowering the new generation of African talent.DStv is a huge platform which gives Alex exposure not just in Nigeria, but the whole of Africa too and we are looking forward to this long term partnership.With the new football season only a few weeks away, MultiChoice promises to deliver the best football experience on its SuperSport channels live and in HD glory to all DStv and GOtv football fans all over the continent!Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
It’s getting near to match time. Hero CPL match time, that is.The popular T20 cricket tournament’s South Florida leg bowls off on August 5 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. The first set of matches on the 5th will feature Barbados Trident vs Jamaica Tallawahs and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors.18 ticket outlets Peter Miller, head of the Hero CPL’s media and communications unit, told CNW that fans will be able to access tickets for matches at 18 outlets. That is a considerable jump from last year’s four.“The number of outlets increasing to 18 is a sign of the commitment from the Hero CPL to make the USA leg of the event a success this year and for many years to come,” said Miller.“Last year the marketing strategy was very much focused on the Diaspora community in South Florida and beyond. While that is also part of our strategy for 2017 we are branching out to mainstream media outlets in an attempt to gain traction into those that are new to cricket.”Launched seven years agoSince the CPL was launched seven years ago, high-profile players from outside the West Indies have played in the tournament. For Miller, it is important to attract fans from other member countries in the International Cricket Council.“Interest in the tournament in South Florida is spreading and with the CPL now into its second year of visiting Lauderhill there is name recognition for the event. That will only increase with the plan to come back to South Florida,” he explained.“With cricket being a growing sport in the USA, the audience comes from the Diaspora communities for the most part. They could be from any of the six nations that have CPL teams or from South Asia, Australia and South Africa.”The defending champions of the tournament are Jamaica Tallawahs. Last year’s runners-up were Guyana Amazon Warriors.
At the start of the new season FC ‘‘Krajina’’ Cazin, got its new coach after Nurudin Nožić resigned, and now the new coach is Arif Ružnić.Ružnić immediately started with trainings with players from the first half-season, but also with players from other clubs from Cazin.Aerobic trainings are currently being held in sports hall in Cazin due to bad weather, and soon the coach will make a list of available players which have met the criteria to play in the team.
Share on: WhatsApp Maradona (left) with MessiNaples, Italy | AFP | A unique red Napoli shirt worn by Diego Maradona with a number nine on the back was sold for 12,000 euros ($13,600) at an auction in Turin on Thursday.The Italian club usually wear sky blue and the Argentina star was best-known for wearing the number 10 jersey — one was sold for 6,500 euros at the same event.Maradona played in the top during an Italian Serie A fixture away to Pisa in 1990-1991 after he had given his usual number to team-mate Gianfranco Zola. Two-hundred-and-twenty-two other sporting memorabilia, including football jerseys worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane, an Eddy Merckx cycling vest and a Richie McCaw All Blacks rugby shirt, were bought in northern Italy.
Governor Ron DeSantis has announced a proposal to raise the minimum salary for teachers from $37,636 a year to $47,500 a year.The announcement was made Monday as Gov. DeSantis asked the State Legislature to approve an additional $600 million in education spending to facilitate the raise.In a statement, Gov, DeSantis spoke of the strength of the economy and about the shortage of college graduates choosing to become teachers:“We are experiencing a teacher shortage in Florida. With a strong economy and plenty of jobs available in other fields, unfortunately too many college graduates are unwilling to enter the teaching profession. My proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers to $47,500 will help alleviate this shortage and elevate the teaching profession to the level of appreciation it deserves. This is long overdue, and I look forward to working with the legislature to make this a reality.” If the new budget is approved the change will affect more than 101,000 teachers statewide.
Advertisement arcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2knbnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4h7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1robWould you ever consider trying this?😱nrvvqCan your students do this? 🌚2iy9Roller skating! Powered by Firework For the first time in history, a female athlete has been chosen to kick-off the torch relay for this year’s Olympic Games. The Greek Olympic committee on Thursday, announced that they had picked Anna Korakaki, the shooter who won gold in the Rio Olympics four years ago, to be the first woman torchbearer of the competition following the flame-lighting ceremony in Ancient Olympia on March 12. The Olympia is regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Olympics games. Advertisement Picture Credit: Olympic.orgThe flame-lighting ceremony which is being carefully choreographed, will see Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou posing as the ancient Greek High Priestess, who will light the flame using a bowl-shaped mirror to focus the heat of the sun’s rays on her torch. She will then pass it on to Korakaki, which will be an iconic moment in the history of the tournament.The torch relay will then begin its tour of Greece which is scheduled for a week, before the flame is presented to the organizing members of the Tokyo Games at a ceremony in Athens. Significantly, the final torchbearer of this summer’s Olympics will also be a woman; Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi, who won the pole vault gold medal at Rio has been given this prestigious task.Advertisement In an interview, the president of Greece’s national Olympic committee, Spyros Capralos said that both Korakaki and Stefanidi’s selection was a “historic” moment.In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Anna Korakaki bagged a gold and a bronze medal in the 25m pistol and 10m air pistol event respectively and was also named the world champion in 2018. One of the most prolific athletes of her generation, Korakaki at the tender age of 20, became the first Greek woman to win two Olympic medals in the same competition.Advertisement Meanwhile, pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi also won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games with a superb leap of 4.85 meters. She is the current World Outdoor (2017), European Outdoor (2018), Diamond League (2018) champion, and has won a total of ten medals in all five major international athletics championships. You may also like:Shooter Deepak Kumar books himself a Tokyo 2020 berth with bronze medal win at Asian C’shipsSee how shooting legend Abhinav Bindra is helping refugees prepare for the Olympics Advertisement