Narcotics investigation at Lake McCoy leads to arrest

first_imgLake McCoy, IN — On Tuesday, Greensburg Narcotics Detectives along with the Greensburg Tactical Response Team and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant in Lake McCoy after an investigation into drug activity.During the investigation, officers received a search warrant for the residence, in which officers allege a significant amount of narcotics were located. Wednesday, officers found Rebecca Stuart, 58, of Greensburg. Stuart was arrested on a warrant for two allegations of Dealing in Methamphetamine.At this time the case is still an active investigation, with future charges possible. Stuart is currently incarcerated in the Decatur County Jail.last_img read more

Saints bring back safety Jenkins as free agency opens

first_imgSaints bring back safety Jenkins as free agency opens Associated Press March 18, 2020 “I hate that he got out of here,” Saints coach Sean Payton said the week that New Orleans defeated the Eagles in November 2018. “That was probably as big a mistake as we’ve made here in 13 years. He’s made up of all the right things and he’s a tremendous competitor.”Last season, Jenkins started all 16 games for Philadelphia and made or assisted on 81 tackles, including six tackles for losses and 2 1/2 sacks. He also forced four fumbles and recovered one. He has 17 interceptions but had none last season. The Jenkins acquisition came as Saints safety Vonn Bell, a 2016 second-round draft choice, entered free agency for the first time.The move also provides veteran leadership in a secondary that is relatively young and has other holes to fill after starting cornerback Eli Apple chose to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders.New Orleans’ defense also has lost A.J. Klein, a prominent veteran reserve, to the Buffalo Bills. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints opened free agency by bringing back a former defensive leader that they’ve long regretted letting go.Veteran free agent safety Malcolm Jenkins agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with the Saints, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.Jenkins, 32, returns to the team that made him a first-round draft choice out of Ohio State in 2009. He has played 11 NFL seasons — his first five with the Saints and past six with the Philadelphia Eagles, who declined to pick up his $7.6 million option for the 2020 season. He was a member of each franchise’s lone Super Bowl winner, the 2009 Saints and 2017 Eagles.center_img The Saints agreed to a two-year, $50 million contract with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees the day before free agency began, setting the stage for the departure of popular backup Teddy Bridgewater to leave in free agency. Bridgewater wound up with NFC South foe Carolina.But the Saints have moved to retain fellow reserve QB and utility player Taysom Hill, who is a restricted free agent. New Orleans has placed a first-round tender offer on Hill, meaning any team that offers Hill more than the Saints are willing to match also will have to give New Orleans a first-round draft choice.But if the Saints are to continue to use Hill on special teams and as a tight end, read-option QB and runner, as they have the past two seasons, New Orleans might also need to pursue another veteran QB.The Saints did not extend tender offers to five restricted free agents: receiver Austin Carr, defensive back and special teams regular Justin Hardee, receiver Keith Kirkwood, offensive lineman Cameron Tom and linebacker Colton Jumper.It remained to be seen whether New Orleans would bring back two free agent starters on offense, left guard Andrus Peat and receiver Ted Ginn. Peat, who played tackle at Stanford and also has filled in at tackle with the Saints, was drafted 13th overall by New Orleans in 2015 and has been selected to the Pro Bowl the past two seasons.Ginn’s production dipped considerably last year and he will be 35 next season.The Saints also have to spend carefully because three prominent starters — running back Alvin Kamara, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk — are all entering the final season of their rookie contracts, a time when some players choose to hold out for extensions, as record-setting receiver Michael Thomas did in 2019. ___AP Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow and Sports Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report. ___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Singh, Lawrence represent Guyana at International Virtual Archery Competition

first_imgARCHERY Guyana proudly fielded two archers for the 60X ISOL Remote Shoot Competition held on May 31, with the pair of Winnette Lawrence and Robert Singh featured in what was the ninth stage of this novel Virtual Competition.Approximately 100 archers from 16 countries as far flung as Norway, Australia, Britain, Belgium and even closer to home –  British Virgin Islands – participated with the aim of keeping archers focussed on maintaining fitness and competitiveness during the worldwide quarantine resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.The Guyanese duo competed in the 30m Compound and the 30m Recurve Bows categories respectively. Both categories comprised two sessions with 36 arrows each.Winnette LawrenceSingh, on his first venture at this competition scored 556/720 and placed 7th in a group of nine archers. Commenting at the end of the competition, Singh said that it was tough, with high-calibre archers producing high-level scores. Singh noted that while he was satisfied with his performance he also recognised that there was room for much improvement.Meanwhile, Lawrence on her second venture in this competition pointed out that she experienced issues with her equipment which affected her performance. She scored 563/720.In the Sunday’s competition, Lawrence regrettably experienced equipment failure, stating that her “… stabiliser broke and my sight got loose. I am placed 12 out of 12, but still proud of myself to continue to the end amidst the failure of my equipment, so I blame myself 75% , as an elite archer being placed 182 in the world I should have known to always check my bow and arrows before going into a competition”.The next stage for this Virtual Competition is stage 10 scheduled for June 7 and Archery Guyana is working towards having its members continue to participate.Archery Guyana urges archers with access to ranges or home facilities to participate. For more information: email archeryguyana@gmail.comAll archers are mandated to observe their National health and safety requirements and the World Health Organisation’s guidelines pertaining to controlling and preventing the dreaded COVID-19.last_img read more

Badgers hope to bedevil Threet 2nd time around

first_imgRemember, remember, the 27th of September.In 2008, that is. That’s when Wisconsin went into the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was up 19-0 at halftime over the Wolverines. After the break, UM quarterback Steven Threet engineered the second-biggest comeback in Michigan history, giving UM a 27-25 victory over UW.That loss was the beginning of a derailment of the Badgers’ season, one where they finished 7-6 and were a few embarrassingly botched extra points away from losing to Cal Poly at home.Senior captain Jay Valai remembers it all too well, the image of Threet and Rich Rodriguez after the victory burned into his mind as soon as the San Jose State game was over. UW head coach Bret Bielema hasn’t forgotten it either.“I remember the long run [by Threet]; I remember that whole day very well. Reminded our guys of it on Sunday,” he said.This weekend, Threet makes his return to Madison, not as a Wolverine, but a Sun Devil. Threet transferred to Arizona State (2-0) after that 2008 season, finding himself more comfortable in ASU’s spread no-huddle attack than in Michigan’s spread-option system.This Sun Devil offense relies on running a lot of plays quickly, and scoring in a fast manner. In contrast, the Badgers try to run a lot of time off the clock and win the time of possession battle. In ASU’s 16 scoring drives, the Sun Devils averaged 2:07 of game time between getting the ball on offense and scoring. The Badgers have averaged 3:34 in their 11 scoring drives.With lots of communication involved – both at the line of scrimmage and between Threet and the sidelines – UW (2-0) hopes to use its home-field advantage to disrupt that flow of information.“Those guys fire off plays real quick. One of the biggest things we can do is, we want to ask our crowd and our students to get in the game as much as possible,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “Their offense is a lot of communication, so if our crowd can get loud and interrupt their communication that’d be great for us.”On defense, the Badgers will finally have their ideal starting linebacker trio – senior captain Culmer St. Jean and sophomores Mike Taylor and Chris Borland ready to go against ASU. UW hasn’t had all three of them on the field for a game since last fall’s game against Iowa, where Taylor tore his ACL.While Taylor was kept on a “pitch count” as far as play time against SJSU and it’s unclear how much Borland will get to play, the Badgers haven’t missed a beat with senior Blake Sorenson stepping in and starting, and have gotten big plays from Kevin Claxton and Kevin Rouse.“Our linebacking corps is as deep as it’s ever been,” St. Jean said. “We have a lot of veterans at linebacker that are able to be trusted and able to play out on the field.”Watt knows another benefit to the defense might be the amount of rest they get. In his eyes, the longer each UW drive takes, the better.“Our offense grinds it on the field,12, 14-play drive[s],” Watt said. “[ASU’s] offense [goes] three-and-out, their defense is going to be on the field for a long time. Being a defender, I know it’s extremely tiring.”The key for the Badgers in those long drives will be to come away with points. Twice against SJSU, UW made it into the red zone, only to turn the ball over.Both turnovers effectively came on fumbles. Freshman running back James White stretched the ball toward the end zone to try and get his first career touchdown, only to lose the ball out the back. Later, on a fourth-down attempt, quarterback Scott Tolzien fumbled and was forced to fall on the ball.The struggles were unusual for a team that returned 10 of 11 offensive starters from a unit that led the Big Ten in red zone scoring percentage in 2009.“It’s just us, [we need to] stop beating ourselves,” running back John Clay said. “That’s the only person that’s hurting us; we’re not getting outplayed by the other teams, it’s just us beating ourselves up.”Clay, who has a team-leading 260 yards on the ground and four touchdowns, will face a stiff test against a solid ASU front seven. The Sun Devils have allowed just 123 rushing yards in their first two games.“Their defensive line has a lot of people that rotate in,” left tackle Gabe Carimi said. “They all are pretty good, a penetrating defense, they really get upfield… that’s their advantage. This is the best defense we’ve faced so far.”While the Sun Devils rolled to easy blowouts of Portland State and Northern Arizona, the Badgers haven’t looked completely dominant against UNLV and San Jose State. For Valai, he expects the Badgers to make a statement about what Wisconsin football is all about Saturday afternoon.“The crowd’s going to be excited, yelling, our defense is going to be crunk, John Clay’s going to be totin’ that ball and Scottie’s going to be throwing to Lance (Kendricks),” Valai said. “You know, the usual.”last_img read more

Watch video: Federer schooled by young kid with impressive lob shot

first_imgOne young US school kid already has a story to regale his grandchildren with: the time he lobbed Roger Federer at Madison Square Gardens.The 17-time Grand Slam champion from Switzerland was left as red-faced as his country’s flag after his opponent, Grigor Dimitrov, offered a young boy from the audience a chance at duelling with the great Federer.The Swiss champ was playing the Bulgarian in a BNP Paribas Showdown match in New York on Tuesday when Dimitrov allowed the young kid, wearing jeans and a hoodie, a chance to play a point against arguably the greatest tennis player ever.After confidently returning Federer’s serve with a forehand, he then follows it up with another forehand and a backhand before lobbing the Swiss master after he approached the net. Dimitrov and others in the audience raise their hands in amazement and joy as the lob lands perfectly inside the baseline.The grinning kid high-fives the Bulgarian before returning to the stands. Federer is seen biting his shirt in embarrassment after the unexpected tennis lesson.Dimitrov was obviously inspired by the young kid’s talents, winning the match 6-2, 1-6, 7-5. < Related to this storyTechnology is the future, leverage on it to succeed – Vodafone CEO tells youth Our relationship with KRL is transparent and consistent with Public Procurement Act – Finance Ministry University of Education, Winneba to open employment opportunities to local community Honda goes small with first all-electric car Ensign College of Public Health SRC donates sanitizers, masks to schools in Kpong ‘It was about finding right man for the job’- Deputy Finance Minister defends selection of Osafo Maafo’s son Playback: Lexis Bill interviews actress, former Deputy Minister and aspiring MP, Dzifa Gomashie We deployed the military to seal borders not towns – Ghana Armed Forces Dreams FC sign ex-Hearts of Oak striker Joseph Esso Government must engage customers of defunct financial institutions – Buaben Asamoa Advertisement Most Popular NewsNDC cannot scrap Agyapa Minerals Royalties deal – Africa Center for Energy PolicyBe open about your past mistakes and tell Ghanaians how you intend to correct them – Asantehene advises MahamaProf. Opoku-Agyemang’s clean and clear message will impact significantly on how decent politics should be done in Ghana- AFCSOs92 shops belonging to foreign traders locked up in Suame Magazine‘I had a vision for Ghana’ – Rawlings fights off Kwamena Ahwoi’s claims of lacking strategyGhana records 72 new Covid casesGov’t to award about GH₵ 80 million in scholarships for 2020/2021 academic yearEx-convict arrested at police checkpoint for illegal firearm possessionSchool reopening committee to submit report on September 21 – Ghana Education ServiceDidier Drogba rejected for Ivory Coast Federation polls Latest StoriesTechnology is the future, leverage on it to succeed – Vodafone CEO tells youth4 minsOur relationship with KRL is transparent and consistent with Public Procurement Act – Finance Ministry20 minsUniversity of Education, Winneba to open employment opportunities to local community43 minsHonda goes small with first all-electric car56 minsEnsign College of Public Health SRC donates sanitizers, masks to schools in Kpong1 hour‘It was about finding right man for the job’- Deputy Finance Minister defends selection of Osafo Maafo’s son1 hourPlayback: Lexis Bill interviews actress, former Deputy Minister and aspiring MP, Dzifa Gomashie1 hourWe deployed the military to seal borders not towns – Ghana Armed Forces1 hourDreams FC sign ex-Hearts of Oak striker Joseph Esso1 hourGovernment must engage customers of defunct financial institutions – Buaben Asamoa1 hourlast_img read more

Ghana Rugby to celebrate Women’s Day

first_imgThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will be celebrating International Women’s Day with specially organised activities in Accra and Cape Coast.International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. According to the official International Women’s Day website, progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places.The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. A year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.According to World Rugby, women’s rugby is one of the fastest growing team sports in the world, played by more than 1.5 million girls and women in over 110 countries – more than 20 per cent of the total playing population.With World Rugby’s vision being ‘A Sport for All, and with the values and mission to ‘Grow the Global Rugby Family’, World Rugby has found it necessary to integrate women and girls in its activities. A five-year Women’s Rugby Plan was launched in 2011 and since then the women’s game has enjoyed unprecedented growth, helped by Rugby Sevens’ inclusion in the Olympic Games which is taking the game to established and new markets in the build up to Rio 2016.According to the President of the GRFU, Mr. Herbert Mensah, women’s rugby has been left behind and in the dark for most of the 12 years of the existence of the GRFU.“Although there were sporadic attempts at establishing women’s rugby in Ghana, none of those attempts resulted in the establishment of sustainable structures and continuity. Despite so many other priorities my administration has placed women’s rugby at the very top of the development agenda,” Mr. Mensah said.He continued to say that the commitment to build women’s rugby in Ghana is already reflecting in the “Get Into Rugby” (GIR) programme where 5,415 girls took part in GIR related events compared to 1,900 boys since the beginning of the year.The activities planned to celebrate International Women’s Day include women’s sevens matches in both Accra and Cape Coast at the Accra Sports Stadium and Robert Mensah Stadium respectively on 12 March 2916. In Accra six teams will compete for a Women’s Day Cup while four teams will do the same in Cape Coast with junior teams playing curtain raiser matches.   The two women who are spearheading the revival of women’s rugby in Ghana, Kukua Aggrey (captain of the women’s rugby team) and her assistant Rafatu. A group of women under guidance of coach Sani Alhassan has been preparing for bigger things to come in Ghana Women Rugbylast_img read more

French Open: Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach quarter-finals

first_imgTop seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic finally made it through to the quarter-finals as the rain abated at the French Open.Williams wasted little time in beating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-1 in their rain-delayed fourth-round matchDjokovic completed a 3-6 6-4 6-1 7-5 win over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, having resumed in the third set.Andy Murray was then scheduled to take on France’s Richard Gasquet in the first of the men’s quarter-finals.Belgian 12th seed David Goffin completed the fourth round by beating Ernests Gulbis 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-3, and he will face Austria’s 13th seed Dominic Thiem, who beat Marcel Granollers 6-2 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-4. Victory over Bautista Agut took Djokovic into the quarter-finals, and brought him the distinction of becoming the first man to break the $100m mark in prize money.The Serb, 29, admitted that coach Boris Becker and the rest of his team had helped turn around his fortunes after a lacklustre start in poor weather on Tuesday.”With my coaching team, we had some tough talks on Tuesday night,” said Djokovic.”But I came back today with more intensity even though it was a tough mental and physical battle.”Djokovic goes on to face Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych, who beat David Ferrer 6-3 7-5 6-3.Serena through, Venus out World number one Serena Williams looked impressive as she saw off 18th seed Svitolina in just 62 minutes, making it 18 sets in a row for the American at Roland Garros.She will next play unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, who beat Spanish 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5 7-5 – the first of a potential four matches in four days.”Four in a row? When we play regular tournaments you play four, five matches in a row. It’s what happens,” said Williams.”It’s something you just get used to. It’s totally fine I think for me and for everyone.”Venus Williams did not fare as well as her sister, losing 6-2 6-4 to Swiss eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky. Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands made it four unseeded players in the women’s quarter-finals with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win over American 15th seed Madison Keys.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Lakers’ Metta World Peace loves teammates embracing “I Love Basketball” mantra

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We really believe we can get somewhere special this year,” World Peace said. “We want to have fun and not let it affect our play. We talked about that early. Whoever is on the floor is having fun and playing a great time.”Becoming mindfulThe explanation usually traces back to some detailed analysis on mastering game film or becoming more familiar with NBA personnel. Instead, Suns coach and former UCLA standout Earl Watson attributed Phoenix ranking fifth out of 30 NBA teams in perimeter defense (31.3 percent) toward holding weekly yoga sessions.“When we get into late game situations, we don’t panic,” Watson said. “We’ve been connected in all kinds of different ways.”Watson, a former 12-year NBA player after starring at UCLA from 1997 to 2001, first took yoga and pilates classes around 2006 after learning former NBA guard Jason Kidd credited that regimen toward his longevity.After wishing he focused on improving his breathing, mobility and mindfulness earlier, Watson vowed he would feature that as part of his coaching instruction.“I slept well at nights, so it became an addiction for me,” Watson said. “It became a spiritual high. It’s an amazing connection.”Giving backAfter accomplishing plenty as a former Lakers player and executive, Golden State Warriors advisor Jerry West received the Bill Sharman Humanitarian award on Saturday for his various charitable efforts. San Pedro-based Sharefest hosted an auction with proceeds helping local youth with mentors and resources. Sharman’s widow, Joyce, chaired the event and presented the award named after the late Hall of Fame Lakers executive and coach. .“I don’t like to be honored and thanked for the things that I’ve done,” said West, who also has supported a reading center at his alma mater at West Virginia University. “But it’s amazing to interact with some of these kids who haven’t had a chance in life. Watching these young people get up here is unbelievably impressive. To Sharefest and the people involved, please don’t stop helping disadvantaged children.” The Lakers have shouted three memorable words during huddles. They yelled the same thing after an upset win last week against Golden State.“I love basketball!!!” the Lakers have shouted endlessly. The slogan goes beyond a cheesy phrase invoking nostalgia for the Lakers’ profession. Lakers forward Metta World Peace also said those words when he entered last week’s game in Indiana for spot minutes while Timofey Mozgov left with an injury. Since then, World Peace’s phrase has resonated with his teammates and become a filter on the Lakers’ Snapchat account.center_img “They enjoy it. But I told them they better watch out,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said before Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. “I hope Metta’s not having a bad day. If they keep messing with him, he might end up hurting one of them.”It hardly seems World Peace ever has a bad day. He considered it “cool” the Lakers have repeated his phrase. World Peace found it “funny” that Walton instructed his teammates not to tease him too much. And World Peace praised Lakers second-year guard D’Angelo Russell for leading the movement. “He’s accepting the veterans teaching him how to lead. He’s not saying, ‘This is my team’ and not taking feedback,” World Peace said. “He’s taken a lot of feedback. It’s really good. That’s something he wanted to do.”Russell suggested the same thing, saying, “When you say ‘D’Angelo and leadership’ and all that, there’s so many more guys that stepped up to the plate to bring that. It’s not just me.” Regardless, World Peace found the gesture a positive reflection on how the Lakers have tried to grow by mixing work with playfulness.last_img read more

Back to back glory for England Golf ambassador Justin Rose

first_img6 Nov 2017 Back to back glory for England Golf ambassador Justin Rose Tags: European Tour, Justin Rose, Race to Dubai England Golf ambassador Justin Rose has claimed back-to-back titles for the first time on the European Tour to intensify the battle at the top of the Race to Dubai.Rose secured a one shot victory in the Turkish Airlines Open after a magnificent weekend in Antalya, shooting rounds of 64 and 65 at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort to add a Rolex Series title to his increasingly impressive CV (image © Getty Images).The Olympic champion sealed a superb fortnight with three birdies in his closing four holes, draining a 10ft putt on final hole to finish on 18 under par. That birdie proved decisive with South African Dylan Frittelli (64) and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (66) sharing second place on 17 under.Just a week ago the Olympic champion won the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, when he overturned World Number One Dustin Johnson’s eight shot final round lead.Rose’s victory in the sixth event out of eight on the European Tour’s Rolex Series was worth 985,495 Race to Dubai points and means he is now just 134, 839 behind long-term leader Tommy Fleetwood in the season-long contest with two events remaining.Rose commented: “I haven’t been in a situation where I’ve rolled in many putts on the 18th green to win a tournament and obviously the way things were unfolding on the course I knew that that putt on 18 was critical, whether it be for a playoff or it be for the win. It was a very satisfying putt on 18 to make when I had to.”He went on: “I’ve been very consistent this year. I’ve played a lot of good, solid golf and it just hasn’t converted into wins. Now I’ve checked that box and now it begins to be a pretty good year.”As an amateur Justin Rose was involved in England Golf training and has spoken of the contribution it made to his career, which has also included victory in the US Open.When he received England Golf’s Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year he said: “I received so much help from England Golf through coaching programmes, representing my country and travelling all over the world to play for England. That type of experience was unbelievable at the time and stood me in good stead for my professional career.”last_img read more

Debra Cotter and John Toolan

first_imgDebra Cotter and John Edward Toolan were married on February 4, 2012 at The Church of the Assumption in Morristown, N.J.  The Rev. Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. performed the ceremony.   The bride’s sister, Suzanne Cotter, was matron of honor and the groom’s brother, Christopher Toolan, was best man.Debra is the daughter of Richard and Eileen Cotter of Mendham, N.J.   She graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Ma. and  received her law degree from University of Pennsylvania.  She is an Assistant General Counsel for Weight Watchers International, Inc.John is the son of Carol Toolan of Rumson and the late John E. Toolan Jr.  He received a B.A. in English from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Photography from New York University, and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.  He is the Photo Director of Field & Stream magazine.The couple will reside in Manhattan.last_img read more