Flags ordered to half-staff to honor Rev. Billy Graham

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — At the direction of President Donald Trump, Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor Rev. Billy Graham.Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral, Friday, March 2, 2018.Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff on Friday to honor Graham.last_img

Texans rookie kicked out of joint practice with Packers after big hits

first_imgTexans rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. was kicked off the field Monday during a joint practice with the Packers after the second-round pick made two big hits in what was supposed to be a non-tackling session. The first hit came when Johnson tackled Packers tight end Jace Sternberger, resulting in Sternberger’s helmet coming off. Johnson stood over Sternberger and flexed before several Packers players confronted Johnson. The Green Bay rookie was evaluated for a concussion. . Gotta drop on this flexing …..😤 #itsfootballA post shared by Lonnie Johnson Jr. (@lonniejohnson06) on Aug 5, 2019 at 6:28pm PDTWhile O’Brien downplayed the incident, saying it was “not a big deal,” many Packers spoke out against Johnson.  Related News Texans waive running back D’Onta Foreman, add Gimel President J.J. Watt participates in Packers tradition, breaks kid’s bike in process Jadeveon Clowney will report to Texans after 3rd preseason game, report says The Texans rookie also hit Green Bay receiver Trevor Davis on a kickoff return, which is when Houston coach Bill O’Brien stepped in and removed Johnson from practice. “We take care of each other up here. I don’t know how they practice, I don’t know what they do over there, but there’s consequences for stuff like that,” Adams told reporters (via ESPN). “It’s a brotherhood across the league, period. I had plenty of times where I could take somebody out, but I decided not to because I felt like that’s not the appropriate thing to do when we’re trying to get better and look out for one another.”Gotta love joint practice fights #Packers #Texans pic.twitter.com/HTkh2WRx4l— Ryan Sorensen (@FF_RyanS) August 5, 2019Graham added: “Obviously he’s a rookie and he needs to know you can’t be hitting guys live in practice. … And we’re not going to stand for that here, obviously. … We know you’re going to blow him up in a game. This isn’t a game. We’re going to play on Thursday. You can do that then. It’s one of those things, rookie on rookie, but [No.] 32 has to chill out.”ESPN notes Johnson didn’t speak to reporters after practice, but he wrote on Twitter: “Not trying to hurt nobody just wanna be great!” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said: “I thought there was no place for that. We addressed it. It’s an unfortunate deal, because I was pretty clear with our guys we’re not doing that stuff.”Green Bay receiver Davante Adams called the hits “unnecessary,” and tight end Jimmy Graham said Johnson’s antics were “kind of ridiculous.” View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

Giants’ Farhan Zaidi, Bruce Bochy explain why Derek Holland was designated for assignment

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — With the Giants needing to make room for additions to their 25-man roster, the Giants designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment — one of a handful of moves the team made in advance of Sunday’s game with the New York Mets at Oracle Park. .Left-hander Ty Blach was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, and infielder Ryder Jones was also designated for assignment.Left-hander Conner Menez was officially selected from Sacramento and will start Sunday’s game. …last_img

AASU opposes Centre’s bid to privatise Assam refinery

first_imgMembers of the All Assam Students’ Union on Monday staged a protest outside the Numaligarh Refinery in eastern Assam’s Golaghat district to oppose the Centre’s bid to disinvest Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.BPCL holds 61.65% share of the refinery established in 1993, based on the conditions of the Assam Accord of 1985 that ended a six-year agitation for the ejection of illegal immigrants from the State.‘Sentiments attached’“The refinery is the result of the sacrifice of 855 people who laid down their lives during the agitation. We will oppose the government’s move to privatise the refinery that the people of Assam are sentimental about,” said AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi.The Numaligarh Refinery Employees’ Union too has opposed the proposed disinvestment. The union has submitted a memorandum to Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, a Rajya Sabha Member from Assam, and would be writing to other MPs from the State besides Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the issue.“Valued at ₹5,500 crore, the best-functioning Mini-ratna in the country has been functioning since 2001 and had generated a revenue of more than ₹30,000 crore for the nation’s and State’s exchequer till 2018-19, thus contributing to the economic growth of the nation,” the union said in a statement.The AASU said the Centre should drop the idea of privatising a profit-making refinery and rather plan to expand its refining capacity from 300 million tonnes to 900 million tonnes.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool attacker Salah: I can repeat last season heroics

first_imgLiverpool attacker Salah: I can repeat last season heroicsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool star Mohamed Salah is hoping he can emulate his heroics from the 2017-18 season. The Egyptian attacker bagged an incredible 44 goals last season.”Of course, that makes me feel great, and makes me want to work harder and to continue performing,” he told GQ Middle East.”Because after that if your standards drop, people will not accept it. It’s a great feeling, but I don’t see it as more pressure.”For me it was, of course, a fantastic, historic season [in 2017-18] which I’m very proud of, but I’m looking for another one like it.”I’m not going to live off it. On the contrary, it made me more excited and determined for this season.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Jason Whitlock Says Ciara’s Cleavage Shows She’s “Thirsty” From Not Having Sex With Russell Wilson

first_imgJason Whitlock discusses Jim Harbaugh on Speak For Yourself.twitterYep, the article title here says it all. Jason Whitlock, who now works for FOX Sports after leaving ESPN earlier this year, joined Colin Cowherd on his radio show earlier Wednesday to talk about his issue with Ciara’s decision to wear a somewhat revealing dress during her singing of the National Anthem ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Kristine Leahy attempted to defend the pop star, but it was to no avail.Whitlock insinuated that Ciara showed cleavage because she’s “thirsty” – Urban Dictionary definition here – from not having sex with her boyfriend, Russell Wilson. Cowherd played [email protected] thought Ciara looked “thirsty.” @KristineLeahy defended her & @ColinCowherd wanted Mountain Dew. https://t.co/6HGJj10ih8— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 14, 2016Whitlock also claimed to like “thirsty women” and referenced a strip club chain in the segment.Somehow, we doubt Whitlock’s opinion will be a popular one.last_img read more

The 2014 seventhround pick by the St Louis Rams

first_imgThe 2014 seventh-round pick by the St. Louis Rams was inactive for Arizona’s 38-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Branch suffered a groin injury and underwent hernia surgery after playing the first four games of the season. He returned to practice on Wednesday, a sign he would be the designated player to come off the IR.Running back Chris Johnson and linebacker and special teamer Alani Fua were also candidates to come off the IR.Branch recorded 23 tackles with two pass deflections in his four starts. Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo This Aug. 28, 2016 photo shows Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians answering questions during a news conference following an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Cardinals were 13-3 last year to win the division and are 34-14 under Bruce Arians. They’ve proven they can win in Seattle, a prerequisite to contending in the division. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Top Stories The Cardinals released safety Christian Bryant on Monday, opening a roster spot presumably for the return of safety Tyvon Branch, who is eligible to come off the injured reserve to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.The 24-year-old Bryant, a second-year player out of Ohio State, has four career tackles and one this season. He played in two games on special teams after being promoted from Arizona’s practice squad on Nov. 1. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more