To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters
DTZ man to represent Telford business
Kentucky man arrested for check deception
GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Kentucky man was arrested in Decatur County on charges of check deception.50-year old Joseph Shockey, of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky was arrested on a warrant of four counts of check deception totaling $255,000 dollars.Police say, he submitted four checks to MainSource Bank knowing the funds would not be paid.The checks were written between August 1st and October 4th and ranged from $19,000 to $135,000.According to court documents, Shockey is president and CEO of Republic Capital Corp a company utilized by Baylor Trucking/Leasing to sell Baylor’s used tractor trucks and trailers in an area along I-75 in Boone County, Kentucky.
Edna Marie Harp, 86
Edna Marie Harp, 86, of Osgood, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Greensburg. Edna was born in Millhousen on January 29, 1931 to Joseph J. and Marie M. (Bruns) Wilmer. Edna was a homemaker. She loved gardening, cooking, and sewing. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood. Edna was married to Roy Harp on October 12, 1968 and he preceded her in death on March 25, 2002. She is survived by two sons; Joseph Harp, Osgood, Michael (Laura) Harp, Greensburg, one brother; Vernon (Mary Ann) Wilmer, Greensburg, and two grandchildren; Melanie and Aaron Harp, Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers; Raymond and Urban Wilmer, and sister; Alvina Hodapp. A Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday followed by visitation from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood with Rev. Bill Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen. Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com
Five Indiana communities receive OCRA grants
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded five communities grant monies to help celebrate the first-ever Downtown Development Week.The week of Oct. 8 – 12, 2018 will be an opportunity for communities across the state to host events to showcase their downtowns and encourage camaraderie through events and activities. Downtown Development Week will honor Indiana’s cities and towns’ commitment to preserve and invest in their downtown.“We are excited to see so many communities take Downtown Development week, make it their own and plan some extraordinary events for their neighbors,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA.Five projects were selected from 24 submitted applications and will receive a $1,000 grant. The projects are listed below, and for more information, visit www.in.gov/ocra/2896.htmCity of DecaturTo celebrate Downtown Development Week, the city will highlighted recent investments in their downtown that includes: renovations, new streetscapes, upgraded facades, new street lights and a new festival plaza.City of FairmountMain Street Fairmount will host a three-day event celebrating the completion of the first phase of their Main Street Revitalization Program grant. The event will recognize and celebrate the partnership between the Town of Fairmount and Main Street Fairmount along with celebrating businesses, service and veterans organizations and individuals who have supported downtown Fairmount.City of Greenfield, and the City of FortvilleGreenfield Main Street Inc. and Fortville Action Inc. are partnering to host scavenger hunts in each community throughout the week. Both scavenger hunts will incorporate each community’s unique history and cultural features.City of KendallvilleExperience the Heart of Kendallville will be hosting various activities during Downtown Development Week to include storefront window decorating contest and a downtown celebration.City of MadisonThe Madison Main Street Program will have a week of action-packed events for community members and visitors to learn and appreciate downtown Madison’s history and architecture. Events include a window display contest, special menus at downtown restaurants, a pumpkin carving contest as well, as a Micro-Mini-Marathon, which encourages people to dress in costume.
Decatur County crash claims life of Indianapolis man
Greensburg, IN — Saturday afternoon, the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-74 near Greensburg that claimed the life of an Indianapolis man.The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post indicated that the westbound lanes of I-74 were slowed near the 134-mile marker due to two separate crashes that had occurred in the area and caused a traffic backup.A 2017 Volvo truck pulling a tanker trailer, driven by Jason M. Cranfill, 41, Seymour, Indiana had stopped in the right lane of I-74 near the 135.5-mile marker. A 2018 International box truck being driven by Kevin J. Porter II, 37, Indianapolis, Indiana failed to stop for the slowed traffic. Porter’s vehicle collided with the rear of Cranfill’s trailer. Both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lanes of I-74.Porter sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Cranfill sustained minor injuries in the crash.Toxicology results are pending and the investigation is ongoing at this time. The westbound lanes of I-74 were closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.
Tennis: Djokovic finds it tough to adjust to uncertainty
World number one Novak Djokovic said he initially struggled to cope with the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can restart after its shutdown in early March due to the novel coronavirus.The sport is suspended until at least mid-July due to the virus, which has infected more than 3.19 million people and killed almost 227,000, according to a Reuters tally. “For us tennis players, it is important that the calendar is clear,” Djokovic told Sky Sport Italia.“Officially it is the 13th of July, many people say it is difficult we will start again on that day.“For me it is important to have a routine, I cannot keep on waiting for that day. I train every day at the gym, I run at home, I play with my kids and this is also hard work.“At the beginning I was mentally a bit empty and confused, because (the timing) wasn’t clear.“I talked with my team, I tried to train every day, even though I didn’t follow the preparation strictly.” Djokovic was in imperious form before the circuit came to a halt.The Serb lifted the ATP Cup with Serbia, won a record-extending eighth Australian Open title in Melbourne and then completed a fifth triumph at the Dubai Tennis Championships, extending his unbeaten run to 21.The virus has forced the cancellation of this year’s Wimbledon for the first time since World War Two, while the French Open was rescheduled for September 20 to October 4, shortly after the end of the US Open.“Officially it (the restart) is the 13th of July but the WTA in Canada (Rogers Cup) has already been cancelled, although not the men’s event,” Djokovic said.“We need to see how the situation in the United States goes, because we are expected to go there in August. “There’s the possibility that they cancel all the events in America and that we go back to the tennis court in Autumn, maybe we can go to Rome in two-three months… let’s hope we can get back to playing.”The steely-eyed Serb owns 17 Grand Slam singles titles and is just three behind Roger Federer’s record haul of 20 in men’s tennis.Yet Djokovic said he considered quitting the sport in 2010 due to the pressure of expectation, after winning his first major at the 2008 Australian Open.“Against Juergen Melzer in Roland Garros, during the quarters, this defeat was really difficult for me emotionally,” he said.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title “I cried a lot after this defeat because I had a moment in my life, my career, when everything happened in a fusion in which I really did not see a reason to keep on playing, I wanted to quit tennis.”Djokovic said the loss to Melzer transformed him.He said: “After that moment I felt I was freed.“The accumulation of this pressure was making me too tired to play.” I wasn’t feeling the joy, I wasn’t feeling free to really play in a way, a type, a style of play which was aggressive.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Novak DjokovicStruggles
Hodgson under fire over Sterling
Press Association Former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen has labelled England manager Roy Hodgson as a ‘dinosaur’ who has made himself look stupid. “I would expect players not to take it for granted that there will be two-day recoveries.” Verheijen, though, went into precise details as to why Sterling should be treated differently. “Firstly, 19-year old players do not have a fully matured body yet so for them the game demands are higher & will develop much more fatigue,” wrote the Dutchman, who still acts as consultant for several national football associations and clubs. “Young players who develop more fatigue during the game need longer time to get rid of this fatigue otherwise they accumulate fatigue in body. “Secondly, Sterling is not only a young but also an explosive player. They have many fast muscle fibres compared to less explosive players. “Fast muscle fibres recover slower compared to slow muscle fibres because less blood & oxygen is running through these fast muscle fibres. “If explosive players do not get extra recovery time & are treated in the same way as other players, they accumulate fatigue in their body. “Accumulation of fatigue due to insufficient recovery makes the nervous system slower. The signal from brain to muscles travel slower “If the signal from the brain arrives later in the muscles this means the brain has less control over body during explosive football actions. “So there’s much evidence that insufficient recovery, accumulation of fatigue & slower nervous system are dramatically increasing injury risk.” Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has come out in support of the England manager over the issue. The 39-year-old, who made 66 appearances for his country from 1997 to 2004, pondered whether pressure from Rodgers could have been behind Sterling’s request – but said he hoped that was not the case. He wrote in his column in the Independent: “I really hope that there has been no pressure placed on him by Rodgers or anyone at his club to say that he was feeling tired or heavy-legged on Saturday. “I really hope that his decision to tell Hodgson that he was not at his best was his, and his alone. “I know that Hodgson and his staff would do nothing to jeopardise the fitness of the players, whatever club the happen to play for. “I know that they take the greatest care over them. Everything is done in the interests of the player, above all.” Scholes points to the fact that Rodgers spoke of his frustration at Hodgson’s refusal to adopt the two-day recovery method for Sturridge last month after he pulled a thigh muscle during a sprint at an England training session. He added: “That injury to Daniel Sturridge (in training two days after the Norway friendly) was not Hodgson’s fault. It could have happened to any player from any club. “What has created the problem has been Rodgers complaining about the two-day recovery process in the aftermath of the injury. “England were preparing for a major game, their first Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basle. “I can understand the reluctance some managers have over friendlies but this was different. By bringing up the two-day recovery issue, Rodgers made things much more difficult. “Being England manager is hard enough without the added obligation to accommodate every club’s different recovery plans.” However, the outspoken Verheijen has ridiculed the national team boss after Hodgson questioned Liverpool’s fitness regime, which is based on a two-day recovery system for the likes of Sterling and Daniel Sturridge – who has not played since being injured in training on international duty last month. The Dutchman was highly critical of Hodgson after he declared: “I don’t think there is a lot of medical evidence to support the ‘two-day recovery’.” “England manager Roy Hodgson once again made himself look extremely stupid. He is the perfect example of a typical uneducated English coach,” Verheijen, who has also worked with Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Holland, wrote on Twitter. “Embarrassing to see dinosaur Hodgson questioning the fitness regime of the forward thinking manager Brendan Rodgers. “Roy Hodgson’s incompetence must be frustrating for educated managers like Brendan Rodgers who travelled the world.” Sterling reported some signs of tiredness before England’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Estonia and was left out of the starting line-up, although he came off the bench to win the free-kick from which Wayne Rooney scored the only goal. Afterwards Hodgson put himself at odds with Liverpool once again by dismissing the Reds’ medical team’s individually-tailored programmes which allows pacy players like Sterling and Sturridge to lower intensity recovery for two days after a match. “Certainly, the Germans who you (the media) admire so much – they don’t do it. That is for certain,” said Hodgson. In the wake of the ongoing row over Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling’s tiredness, Hodgson and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers have been told to “stop sniping” at each other over players by former striker Gary Lineker. “It’s time Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers stopped sniping. It’s at their player’s expense,” Lineker, second on the list of England’s all-time goalscorers, tweeted.
Neal hailed for Chelsea revival
John Neal has been hailed as the man who restored pride to Chelsea after it was announced the former Blues manager died on Sunday. That seems a far cry from the Chelsea of today, bankrolled by the billions of Roman Abramovich and a fixture in Premier League title races and cup competitions. But a statement released to Press Association Sport from the Chelsea Supporters Trust paid tribute to the work Neal did in much more testing circumstances. “John Neal managed Chelsea during an uncertain and difficult time in their history,” a Trust spokesman said. “They had no money, a crumbling ground and, when he took over in 1981, a dismal team languishing in Division Two. For the first two years of his reign the team continued to struggle but chairman Ken Bates had faith in him and in summer 1983 he cleared out the underachievers and brought in, comparatively cheaply, half a dozen hungry young players from the lower divisions and Scotland. The transformation was immediate. “He bought players like Pat Nevin, Kerry Dixon, Joe McLaughlin and Nigel Spackman, merged them with home grown loyalists like John Bumstead and Colin Pates and created, in the 1983/84 promotion team, arguably the most vibrantly attacking team Chelsea have ever produced. “Supporters lucky enough to see that team play still discuss it with reverence. “The away support that season was unbelievable, thousands travelling all over the country to watch a slick, vibrant team win the Division Two title. “Faith had been restored and, arguably, Chelsea have never looked back. Sadly John Neal had to retire in the summer of 1985 through ill health, a year after promotion, but he will be remembered by Chelsea supporters as a hard working, dedicated man who gave us back our pride, created a team we could be proud of and got Chelsea back into the top flight. “‘Johnny Neal’s Blue and White Army’ is still chanted now, a sign of the respect in which he is still held. RIP John Neal and thank you.” The club announced the news on Monday morning and gave their own fitting eulogy of his time at Chelsea. “Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of John Neal, one of the most significant and loved managers in our history,” the club said in a statement. “To this day those years when the team that John built flourished remain among the very favourite Chelsea seasons for fans who lived through them. “It is no exaggeration to suggest there might not be a Chelsea Football Club today had he not made such a success of dealing with crisis and getting the team back on its feet.” Appointed by Chelsea in 1981 as successor to Geoff Hurst, Neal prevented the Blues from slipping into the Third Division and in 1984 guided them to the Second Division title. He had to stand down in 1985 due to heart surgery and was appointed to the club’s board of directors and he never managed again. Prior to being at Chelsea, Neal had made a huge impression at Wrexham. Appointed in 1968, he twice took them into the European Cup Winners’ Cup owing to their Welsh Cup successes, with brave defeats to Hajduk Split and Anderlecht ending their runs. He spent four years with Middlesbrough after replacing Jack Charlton in 1977, before the start of his memorable spell at Stamford Bridge. Press Association He passed away at the age of 82 after a long career in football which took in Hull, Swindon, Aston Villa and Southend as a player and Wrexham, Middlesbrough and Chelsea as a manager. Neal took over Chelsea at a time when financial problems were crippling the club, but the manager’s eye for a bargain – notably the small-fee signings of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin – helped get the Blues back on track both on and off the field.
Syracuse commits 12 turnovers, fails to maintain valuable possessions late in game
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After picking up a ground ball and running behind the net, Syracuse defender Jay McDermott threw a cross-field pass to a wide-open Sean Young. The ball sailed high, but Young corralled it while tip-toeing on the sideline and was able to backhand a pass to Bobby Wardwell, who was falling out of bounds while being pressured.Syracuse trailed 13-10 with six minutes left, and needed a clean clear to jumpstart an attack the other way.Wardwell flung the ball across the field, but with nobody in the vicinity of his pass, the ball bounced three times and over the sideline for a turnover. SU head coach John Desko, animated on the sideline for much of the game, stood expressionless and slightly adjusted his waistline.“We talked all week about having to ride, fall back and get possessions back,” JHU attack Wells Stanwick said. “We knew we had to do everything we can to get the ball back and get it going our way.”Syracuse turned the ball over 12 times compared to Johns Hopkins’ six. The Orange turned the ball over five times in the fourth quarter, the most of any quarter, and failed to maintain possession at critical points down the stretch.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSecond-seeded Syracuse’s (13-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) valiant comeback fell just short in a 16-15 loss to Johns Hopkins (11-6, 4-1 Big Ten) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and SU’s case wasn’t particularly aided by its inability to take care of the ball.“Probably a couple more than what you would like to get in a game like this,” Desko said of his team’s 12 turnovers. “Disappointed, a game like this, we know it’s going to be tight.”The Orange didn’t turn the ball over in the first quarter, but gave it away four times in the second stanza.SU faceoff specialist Ben Williams corralled a faceoff and darted downfield, but a JHU player put a head to his gut. He laid on the ground while the Blue Jays picked up the loose ball and head coach Dave Pietramala called a timeout.“They were caused turnovers,” Desko said. “Give the credit to the Blue Jays for putting the ball back on the ground a few times.”JHU defensive midfielder Michael Pellegrino said his team plays better defense when it sits back and plays calmly.That’s what the senior attributed the caused turnovers to on Sunday, as he pinpointed Syracuse’s Nicky Galasso, Hakeem Lecky and Kevin Rice — who each committed a turnover – as dynamic players who need to be defended more strategically.“A caused turnover against Syracuse doesn’t come very often,” Pellegrino said. “So those turnovers today came from being smart, making the right decision at the right time.”After Wardwell’s failed clear in the fourth, SU got the ball back after a save but Young turned it over just seven seconds later. Only two seconds elapsed before Johns Hopkins’ Shack Stanwick capitalized, putting the Blue Jays back up by four.The end result will be remembered for a vicious last-minute comeback that saw SU fall one goal short.But it was the sloppy ball-handling, most notably as the game wound down, that prevented Syracuse from drawing that close before it was too late.Said Desko: “You have to limit those turnovers and obviously that came into play a little bit today.” Comments
USC continues streak with tournament sweep
The No. 7 USC women’s volleyball team remains undefeated after a dominating performance at the Fresno State Invitational.The Women of Troy started the weekend with a victory over Fresno State on Friday night in straight sets (25-14, 25-16, 25-21) behind junior outside hitter Alex Jupiter’s 14 kills. They then swept Cal State Bakersfield Saturday morning (25-10, 25-20, 25-21) and finished the night with a victory over Sacramento State (25-13, 25-16, 25-22).Freshman outside hitter Falyn Fonoimoana stood out in this weekend’s matches, racking up 32 total kills in the tournament, including 14 against Cal State Bakersfield. She had 10 kills and 11 digs against Sacramento State, marking her first collegiate double-double.“I think the connection between [junior setter] Kendall [Bateman] and the connection with everyone on the court was just great,” Fonoimoana said.After missing a few practices early in the season, Fonoimoana has worked hard to become a big contributor to the team.“I just had to put myself in overdrive because I really needed to catch up to my team and make sure that I made them better because if I held myself back, it’s holding them back,” Fonoimoana said. “And that’s really the last thing I really wanted for my team.”Fonoimoana was not the only player with impressive stats this weekend. Kendall Bateman recorded 102 assists, including 39 against Sacramento State. In that same match, sophomore outside hitter/opposite Katie Fuller had 10 kills, and freshman middle blocker Alexis Olgard recorded eight kills.“I thought we had good intensity,” said USC coach Mick Haley regarding the team’s performance against Sacramento State. “I thought we had a good effort … and that’s what we needed to have to get ready to get into the next game.”Haley was particularly impressed with his team’s serving. The Women of Troy had 11 service aces Friday against Fresno State, and early in the first game against Cal State Bakersfield USC scored 10 straight points on the serve of sophomore defensive specialist Erin Yoder, which allowed USC to build a 15-2 lead.“We kicked up the velocity a bunch. We didn’t have a lot of errors. Our ace-to-error ratio was really good, and now it’s just a matter of [whether] can we serve a little bit more accurately with this kind of velocity,” Haley said.After the impressive start against Cal State Bakersfield, the match appeared to get more suspenseful, as USC gave up 20 and 21 points in the final two games. Haley assured, however, that the score was a bit misleading.“I played a lot of players, and we made some errors that helped the opponent before they had that many points,” Haley said. “We were in full control all three of those games.”Fonoimoana seemed positive about the defense as well. Although she acknowledged it as an area the Women of Troy continuously need to focus on, she made sure to stress the team’s improvement.“The more and more we saw our block come together, the more and more it was easier for the defense to talk and get balls,” Fonoimoana said. “It’s a lot easier to see things that we didn’t see before.”