Aurora’s Former Police Chief Receives Probation

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG – The former Aurora police chief will serve one year on probation after he pleaded guilty to battery in a Dearborn County courtroom.Bryan Fields was arrested in December after police responded to a domestic dispute report at his Aurora home. He was accused of battery against his wife and two children.A judge dropped two battery-related charges this week as Fields admitted to one count of battery. Fields had served the city for 16 years before resigning in January following his arrest.Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel was assigned as special prosecutor in the case.last_img read more

‘Handbags for Hope’ coming to Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Safe Passage, Inc. will hold “Handbags for Hope’ on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Batesville Middle School. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.Tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling 812-933-1990. All proceeds support the efforts of Safe Passage to help victims of domestic violence.Since 1997 Safe Passage, Inc. has helped more than 10,000 victims of domestic violence.last_img

Owen backs Reds for glory

first_imgFormer Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes his old club have the credentials to not only secure a Champions League return but to win the Barclays Premier League title this season. Press Association “Liverpool are fully deserving of being labelled title contenders,” he wrote in a blog on Sportlobster. “The Reds are firmly back in the big time. “The noises I am hearing are that (Brendan) Rodgers has money to spend this coming window and should he unearth another couple of gems, I certainly wouldn’t back against them lifting some silverware come May.” Managing director Ian Ayre flew to Barcelona to speak to Uruguay international Suarez’s agents about the possibility of a new deal, Press Association Sport understands. It seems unlikely the 26-year-old will agree to extend his stay beyond the 2016 end of his current deal until he knows whether the club have qualified for the Champions League. Even then that may not necessarily be enough to keep him but, having previously pledged his support until the end of the season, the league’s leading scorer seemed fully focused in restoring Liverpool’s place among Europe’s elite. That is a far cry from the summer when he was very outspoken with his frustrations about not being allowed to leave for a Champions League club, especially after Arsenal lodged a bid of £40,000,001 in the mistaken belief it would trigger a release clause. But while everything seems relatively stable with Suarez at the moment, former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes the club need a long-term personal commitment in addition to any new contract. “What must not happen is we have a situation next summer as we had last summer,” said the German, a Champions League winner with Liverpool in 2005. “He could sign a new contract now, take the £200,000 a week, the team finishes outside the top four and you have the same shenanigans. “I want him to stay but there needs to be clarity. He has got to understand what it means to commit. “If there is a clause that he can go for £60million, £80million and someone pays it, that is obviously fair enough, but you can’t have a situation again like you had last summer.” Suarez has scored 17 goals in 11 matches this season since returning from a 10-game suspension, carried over from the previous campaign, for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. The free-scoring Reds are currently second in the table and would take over from Arsenal, for two days at least, with victory over Cardiff at Anfield on Saturday. And with preliminary talks about a new contract for 17-goal striker Luis Suarez mooted on Wednesday, Owen can envisage manager Brendan Rodgers lifting a trophy come the end of the season. last_img read more

Okeechobee man accused of killing his wife

first_imgThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have arrested a man who reportedly killed his wife in their front yard.The incident occurred at a home along NW 192nd Avenue.Deputies reported that they received a call from 34-year-old Kevin Franklin Hughes stating that his wife tried to kill him and now he thinks she is dead.When authorities arrived, they found 40-year-old Jennifer Minnette Benson-Hughes dead in the front yard of the home.Hughes was arrested and has since been charged with second degree murder. He is currently being held without bond.Authorities did not release Benson-Hughes’ cause of death.last_img read more

Former Syracuse wide receiver Jarrod West to reportedly attend New York Jets rookie minicamp

first_imgFormer Syracuse wide receiver Jarrod West will attend New York Jets rookie minicamp this weekend, per West will also attend Tennessee Titans rookie minicamp on the weekend of May 16 if he isn’t signed by then, his agent told West wasn’t selected in the NFL Draft, which concluded on Saturday.West will join former SU safety Durell Eskridge, who signed with the Jets on Saturday night.West didn’t record a receiving touchdown in his senior season at SU, but had 285 more receiving yards than the second-highest total on the team. His long of 51 yards was the highest of any receiver on the season, as he served as a primary deep threat.West was a long shot to be drafted, as CBS Sports ranked him as the No. 93 wide receiver in the draft and the 696th overall prospect. The site didn’t even project West to be picked up in free agency after the draft concluded.Syracuse did not have a single former player drafted this year for the first time since 2008 and second time since 1975, but seven others, outside of West, have latched on to NFL teams since the draft ended. Here is a list of what teams those players will join:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDarius Kelly – safety – Buffalo BillsDurell Eskridge – safety – New York JetsCameron Lynch – linebacker – St. Louis RamsDyshawn Davis – linebacker – Washington RedskinsSean Hickey – offensive tackle – New Orleans SaintsEric Crume – defensive tackle – Jacksonville JaguarsBrandon Reddish – cornerback – Oakland Raiders Comments Published on May 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Asafa Powell engaged to Canadian model

first_imgAsafa Powell engaged to Alyshia Akua MillerWedding bells are in the air. Asafa Powell is officially now off the market. He popped the big question to Canadian model girlfriend Alyshia Akua Miller.UPDATE: Asafa Powell weds Canadian model Alyshia MillerPowell and Miller have been public with their relationship since September of last year after they were spotted at a Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Asafa Powell, engaged to Alyshia Akua Miller, and were spotted at a resort in Montego Bay, JamaicaMiller was born in Canada to a Ghanian mother and Canadian father and was featured in a 2016 issue of the Essence Magazine.Read More: Asafa Powell says he is not looking pass 2018She is managed by Women 360.Canadian model Alyshia Akua MillerPowell was once the world’s fastest man and has the most sub 10 second clocking of any 100 meter sprinter. Despite not achieving individual gold medals at the World and Olympic Championships, he is still regarded of one of the premier sprinters of his generation.Asafa’s career coming to an endThe 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia may be the last time Asafa Powell don’s his running spikes. Asafa Powell, who is now engaged, may be looking to engage in activities other than running in the near future.“I am not thinking about 2020 right now, the farthest I will be going is 2018, maybe the Commonwealth Games and that’s where I see myself, just two years and not 2020,” said Powell, who was in India as brand ambassador for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon’s (ADHM) on Sunday.Read More: Powell, Thompson, Blake to lead Jamaica’s charge to World RelaysPowell, who was part of the winning 2008 quartet in 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said the competition in track and field was growing with each passing day.“In Rio 100m finals, there were six runners who ran under 10. Currently there are so many people who can run sub 10s,” he said.“Sports is evolving. The athletes are getting more technical. The coaches are doing a lot more. The sport has come a long way. Eight athletes in the finals who all were capable of going sub 10s.”“A lot has changed and it’s going to get better and better as we go further. We know guys from all over the world who can run sub 10s, may be we will have guys from India who can run sub 10s soon,” he added.last_img read more

The Australian Open prepares for the worst: it may not hold the tournament until 2022

first_imgThe days move and the speeches transfer away from optimism. If in early April we commented that the Australian Open He was considering his subsequent version of 2021 behind closed doorways, now a number of situations are additionally on the desk which can be, if potential, even worse.Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia and tournament director, defined this week the completely different prospects that the first main of the calendar, together with the most catastrophic: “Being the first to renew the competitors is one in every of the situations that we deal with. One other state of affairs is to return with out an viewers, like the AFL and the NRL. One other state of affairs is to play in one other period of 12 months probably and the final state of affairs can be the worst: that there isn’t a Australian Open until 2022. We have now to organize for all the things, “confessed Tiley in the newspaper. The Age. Pandemic insurance coverageTowards this background, does the Australian Open have a degree in favor? Happily, the reply is sure. That for the second is the solely Grand Slam of the course that has been held It has allowed him to maintain a small cheap mattress for the subsequent version. “We have now to construct a monetary mannequin for all potential situations. The excellent news is that we’re internet hosting the tournament this 12 months, so now we have some ‘money’, However that runs out rapidly if we don’t have an earnings, “Tiley defined.To mitigate the harm that COVID-19 may trigger in the tournament over the future, Tiley himself defined that Tennis Australia group has pandemic insurance coverage (as in the case of Wimbledon), though this ends subsequent July: “After Wimbledon, we had been in all probability one in every of the few sports activities organizations that had pandemic insurance coverage. We had full insurance coverage and pandemic insurance coverage. However in July of this 12 months it expires. However now we’re in talks with the similar insurer for the future. “Uncertainty solely makes its manner onto the tennis planet …last_img read more

Perasol embracing high expectations for UP Maroons

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrimming with talent, University of the Philippines is not a team to be messed with beginning this coming UAAP season and for the years to come.With the addition of prized recruits over the last couple of years, UP is primed to end its seemingly interminable Final Four drought, a position where Bo Perasol had envisioned the team would be two years ago when he was appointed head coach.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “If I talk about the vision, it’s actually happening, but the results have yet to happen because nobody can assure any championship or Final Four in basketball,” Bo Perasol said on Tuesday.“When we started this what we really wanted is to just have a good chance of being there. Of course, people are gonna say, ‘You’re gonna win the championship.’ We want that to happen and we want to encourage our community to believe in that,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPerasol needed only one season to somehow make the UP community believe that he could turn the Fighting Maroons fortunes around after having one embarrassing year after another.In Perasol’s first year at the helm, the Maroons finished the season in sixth place with a 5-9 record which was already a big improvement considering that the team won five games out of the possible 51 in the last four years prior to his arrival. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I want them (UP community) to be there, I want them to be involved just like when you talk about Ateneo and La Salle that when you talk about being in the Final Four, it’s automatic that you have to be there and I want that to happen for UP also,” he said.The expectations are high and Perasol is embracing the challenge.“There’s pressure but that’s excellence and that’s what UP should stand for.” LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UP continued to make progress in Perasol’s second season with the team as it came just a game short of making the Final Four with a 6-8 mark.With added experience, the Fighting Maroons are built to contend not only for this season but also in the years the follow.“We built this program two years ago for the next two years which means it’s a four-year program so we’re going to have a strong team this season and the next,” he said.“What I don’t want to happen whether I’m here or not, I want this program to continue on just like other programs where the even if some players are gone, there will be others next in line,” he added. “That’s why we wanted to get Ricci (Rivero), J-Boy (Gob) or Will (Gozum) or the young ones and then, we have to plan again how to fill those spots two years from now.”Perasol also wants to set a high standard for UP where the short term goal is always to reach the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lue says Cavs not motivated by underdog status Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

Be ‘fooled’ into saving little extras

first_imgAt the grocery store, the cashier dutifully informs you of all the money you’ve saved with the store specials. “You saved $6.45 today,” she proclaims, pointing to the highlighted figure on the receipt. You may not give this much thought, considering the whole thing smacks of showmanship and specials are meant to get you into the store so you buy other stuff, too. But a few savings-minded readers have told me that the minute they get home, they put in a cookie jar an amount similar to what they saved (or round it off to the next dollar). When the jar is full, they deposit the money in their savings account. After months and sometimes years of doing this, they have balances in the hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Consider this a painless way to save and build an emergency reserve, and the type of idea the Consumer Federation of America and other organizations are looking for as part of their America Saves campaign. The goal: “To focus greater attention on the needs and opportunities for personal savings,” said Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the CFA. First, the needs. A recent survey released by the federation found only 40 percent of adult Americans have a separate emergency savings fund. Of those who do, nearly half have $2,000 or less, or did not say how much they have. Among younger Americans, lower-income families and minorities, the numbers are worse. Only 19 percent of those ages 18-24 and 23 percent of those with household incomes under $25,000 have a separate emergency fund. And less than one-third of African-Americans and Hispanic Americans have one, according to the survey of more than 1,000 adult Americans commissioned by the federation and conducted by Opinion Research Corp. “The ability of Americans to cover unexpected expenses such as a car repair or emergency dental visit depends greatly on their having an emergency savings fund,” Brobeck said. Without one, they risk falling prey to high-interest credit cards or “payday loans” to bail them out, he said. Now, the opportunities. Participating financial institutions in America Saves (see Web site have set a goal of opening nearly 10,000 new savings accounts for low- and moderate-income Americans nationwide. In Cleveland alone, 11 banks have pledged to open 4,500 new accounts. (Through the America Saves initiative, launched in 2001, more than 68,000 “savers” have committed to implement a detailed plan toward a specific savings goal. The most popular is building a reserve fund.) In addition, readers of the Savings Game column are being invited to submit ideas to build or maintain an emergency fund. If your idea is chosen, Brobeck said, it will be published in the American Saver quarterly newsletter (you can download a copy at the America Saves Web site) and you’ll win a $50 face-value EE U.S. savings bond, worth $25 at issue. “We’ll keep accepting good ideas as long as we keep receiving them,” Brobeck said. How about it? Send your ideas to Nancy Register at the Consumer Federation (e-mail:; fax number: (202) 265-7989; address: 1620 I St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006, attention Nancy Register). The most effective idea, most everyone agrees, is to put savings on autopilot. (Send questions or comments to Humberto Cruz at or c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Personal replies are not possible. )160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pochettino worries VAR could kill emotion in football

first_img0Shares0000Referee Paul Tierney consults VAR and disallows a goal from Eric LamelaLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Mauricio Pochettino says the VAR confusion in the first half of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup win over Rochdale was “embarrassing” and fears it could kill emotion in the game.Several incidents, both going in favour and against Pochettino’s side, dominated the first half at Wembley, with referee Paul Tierney and VAR Graham Scott at Stockley Park regularly called into action on a busy night for officials. Spurs had a goal disallowed, a penalty awarded, and a penalty controversially disallowed through the use of VAR, with five additional minutes in stoppage time, and Pochettino is concerned the bizarre circumstances and confusion could kill the spontaneity and emotion in the game.He said after the win: “The first half was a little bit embarrassing for everyone. Difficult to keep focus and play football. I am not sure that the system is going to help.“Football is about emotion, it’s a context of emotion if we are going to kill emotion in football. I think the fans of people who love football are not so happy about what they see today.“I think in my opinion we have the best referees in Europe, in the world, and I think we don’t need too much. Football is about mistakes, like us, the players can make mistakes, the refs can make mistakes. And it was always like this, and we understood football in this way.“I think, if I can help, if my opinion is important, I think it is a lot of work to do, because we need to talk, to explain, because I saw today every one of us confused.“I think if we try in this direction we are going to change the game we love, that is why I am happy to help, to analyse and to make it better. If we are going to use this system, we need to be clear what is going to happen in every single action, and how.”In contrast to his opposite number Keith Hill, who said the VAR created excitement, Pochettino could not hide his worries for the system, and insists it would be too premature to bring it into every Premier League game next season.“I think you, and the fans, and myself, we are all agreeing, that watching the game today it is too early to bring it in next season,” he said. “We need to respect our fans in football, and maybe the fans are not so happy about this.“I think we are going to kill that emotion that makes you feel happy [in the game], and that is why you pay the ticket, why you came to the game today, even when the conditions are too bad. Then you may say, OK, I’m going to watch on the TV at home. If you cannot shout when you score because you have to wait two minutes.“I am for the new technology, but be careful, because we could change the game we know very well, and kill the emotion.”On Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, who scored a hat-trick in the victory, Pochettino added: “I am so happy for him. Of course it was difficult for him to adapt, and I hope the hat-trick makes him feel more free, more natural, to become an important player, until the end of the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more