Westport woman feared dead

first_imgWestport, In. — Officials in Westport fear the body found near the dam could be that of a woman missing since June 26.A search party including Westport Town Marshalls, Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen, Westport Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana Conservation officers and volunteers found the body of a woman around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The body was found about one-half mile south of the Westport Dam in an area of thick bushes.Jamilyn Valdovia was last seen in that area on June 26. Foul play is not suspected. The identity will be confirmed following an autopsy.last_img read more

Prime Minister donates sports gear to Region 2 Amerindian communities

first_imgFOLLOWING a request for sports gear, several Amerindian villages were granted their wishes by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who made a timely donation of cricket bats, balls, pads and footballs.The equipment was handed over to Mr Karan Chand who is the Prime Minister’s Region 2 Representative and Mr Naitram who is an Alliance for Change Member and the Region’s Agriculture Coordinator.At a simple ceremony held in the compound of the Regional Administrative building on Tuesday, Mr Karan Chand expressed delight and thanked the Prime Minister for his insight in ensuring that the Amerindian communities benefit and develop through sports.He further stated, “The gear will be distributed during the celebration of Amerindian Heritage Month in September and will serve to promote and expose the hidden and vastly rich talent within the various villages.”Also expressing his appreciation was Mr Naitram who acknowledge that due to the lack of adequate sporting resources, Amerindian communities were left to suffer and without any form of recreation.He concluded that with the donation “the youths will now have an opportunity to explore their talent and even become national and international athletes. I have seen promise in these various villages and amazingly such a donation will do wonders for the future development of sports there.” opined Naitram.Among the communities to receive the equipment are Mashabo, Mainstay, Akawini, Karawab and Wakapoa. Also, according to the regional officials, more equipment will be distributed to the other areas in the future. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

Wolves Shock Spurs at Wembley

first_imgTottenham’s Premier League title hopes suffered an unexpected setback as Wolves scored three times in the last 18 minutes to come from behind and win at Wembley  Saturday.Spurs would have moved three points behind leaders Liverpool with a win, but defeat meant the Reds ended the day nine points clear.Willy Boly levelled with a powerful header in the 72nd minute to punish the hosts for a sloppy second-half performance after Harry Kane’s spectacular first-half opener for Spurs. Raul Jimenez then beat Hugo Lloris with a weak effort from the edge of the area to put Wolves in front before Helder Costa added a third on the counter-attack three minutes from time.The hosts did not have a single shot in the second half as their five-game winning run in the league came to an end. They remain second in the table but Manchester City can go back above them when they visit Southampton today.Spurs’ performance in the second half was in a stark contrast to their previous two games, in which they scored six times against Everton and put five past Bournemouth.That free-scoring form had led manager Mauricio Pochettino to admit his side were “intruders” in the title race, but a fifth league defeat of the season halts the momentum they had built.The north London side played well in the first half and had 10 efforts on goal, though most – including Kane’s goal – came from distance. Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min were particularly lively.But after the break they were flat and lacked cohesion, the influence of Kane, Son and Eriksen diminished, and the introduction of Lucas Moura failed to spark them into life.The tension inside Wembley increased as the home support witnessed their team lose control of the game as Wolves, who had barely threatened in the first half, grew in confidence.After Boly’s deserved equaliser, the Spurs fans tried to squeeze more from their team but it was Wolves, helped by some slack defending,Wolves had eight shots in the second half to Spurs’ none Wolves’ fans, players and manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrated wildly at full-time.They did not create chances in the opening 45 minutes but, unlike Everton and Bournemouth before them, defended well enough to stay in the game.Then, when Spurs’ performance dipped, they began to exert control on the game and Nuno made the right substitutions.Joao Moutinho was introduced to the base of midfield in the 68th minute and dictated play, as well as providing the pin-point cross from the set-piece for Boly’s equaliser.Striker Costa, meanwhile, came on in the 59th minute and made an excellent run before a clinical low finish to seal the game with Wolves’ third goal.Victory means they jump to seventh in the table, one place and three points behind Manchester United.They began 2018 as a promotion-chasing Championship side but end it as a team in the top half of the Premier League with a famous win over a title contender.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tipp clubs back in Munster Junior League action

first_imgIn Division 1 leaders and defending champions Clonmel go to Ennis to take on St Senans; Clanwilliam travel for a meeting with Old Christians; and Kilfeacle are also on the road – Cobh Pirates are their opponents.Thurles’ scheduled Division 2 match away to Waterford City has been postponed owing to a bereavement.Fethard have home advantage for their tie with fellow stugglers Bantry Bay in Division 3.last_img

NFL free agency winners, losers: Raiders, Jets, Browns go big; Giants, Steelers flop

first_img Losers: BearsAmos is a tough loss for their secondary, as well as unsigned nickel back Bryce Callahan. Signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to replace Amos and Buster Skrine to replace Callahan are big downgrade, and by not getting into the Bell sweepstakes after not taking a flyer on Kareem Hunt, they settled for Seahawks backup Mike Davis for their offensive backfield. Wide receiver/return man Cordarrelle Patterson doesn’t do much to move the needle, either. Chicago and Ryan Pace get a little break for having a busy, effective 2018 offseason, capped by the Khail Mack trade. But this hasn’t been much of a follow-up with Green Bay doing real work and neither Detroit or Minnesota getting worse.Winners: RaidersThe Raiders look like they’re sticking with Derek Carr at quarterback, and they were smart to back up that continued investment. Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams make Oakland among the best in the league at wide receiver. Left tackle Trent Brown shores up Carr’s protection to get the ball downfield for the new weapons. Their other big move, free safety Lamarcus Joyner, cleans up a lot of coverage issues defensively. Coach Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock have spent a ton, but it’s clear they have a plan. The best part is how they came out with their three first-round draft picks still intact.Losers: ChiefsSo they cut Justin Houston and traded Dee Ford, taking away from the one good thing they did on defense last season — rushing the passer from the edge. Chris Jones and his 15.5 sacks need a lot more help now, and Alex Okafor signing inspires only a little. On the back end, they couldn’t keep Nelson and spent a lot on Tyrann Mathieu, who ended up as a replacement for, instead of complement to, the now-released Eric Berry. Carlos Hyde is a minor help to their running game. In relation to Kansas City, Oakland and Denver improved more.Winners: 49ersSan Francisco sat on its big money and didn’t dive in too deep on Bell or Brown, but it filled two great needs defensively with Ford and linebacker Kwon Alexander. There was no Earl Thomas splash at safety, either, but the 49ers didn’t need to overextend for another defensive impact player while sitting on the No. 2 overall pick and staring at Nick Bosa in the draft. Losers: SteelersThe Killer B’s era is officially over with Antonio Brown traded to the Raiders and Bell signing with the Jets. The Steelers also saw the Browns and Ravens make some marquee moves to improve their teams. Cornerback Steven Nelson is a good acquisition, but Pittsburgh goes into the draft with considerable holes coming off a non-playoff season. The next question becomes how long Ben Roethlisberger will play to prop up the team into contention.Winners: EaglesKeeping Brandon Graham and getting Malik Jackson was a good combination for the Eagles’ defensive line, and getting DeSean Jackson back as a deep threat in the offense was good, too. They also got something out of cut candidate Michael Bennett by sending the end to the Patriots. And they resisted trying to pull off a tag-and-trade with quarterback Nick Foles. L.J. Fort also was good recovery pickup for the defense after losing Jordan Hicks.Winner: Nick FolesFoles’ feel-great story had to end in Philadelphia, and he cashed in with his one real suitor, getting $50 million-plus in guaranteed money as part of his four-year, $88 million deal. Jacksonville is giving him a clear-cut chance to remain a starter thinking he has more playoff magic left in him.Winners: PackersGreen Bay is sitting pretty for the draft after getting two Smiths from the Beltway (former Raven Za’Darius, former Redskin Preston) to replace fading Clay Matthews and Nick Perry as its top edge pass-rushers for Mike Pettine. The Packers also addressed their next biggest defensive need with free safety Adrian Amos, plucking him from the rival Bears. That leaves a ton of flexibility with their two first-round picks, where defensive line and tight end are firmly in play. GM Brian Gutekunst has separated from Ted Thompson with his calculated attack mode. Losers: SeahawksSeattle’s big move was signing the best kicker in free agency, Jason Myers, to replace Sebastian Janikowski. But the Seahawks already had Myers on the team last summer before deciding to cut him in favor of Janikowski, so that’s more of a corrective move. Recovering from the Thomas departure will be harder than the Seahawks think. Signing Mike Iupati and re-signing D.J. Fluker are “meh” moves for the offensive line.Winners: Patriots and DolphinsThe Patriots lost some big-money names in Trey Flowers and Trent Brown. The Dolphins have been rather quiet under new coach Brian Flores, the Patriots’ former defensive play-caller. But if New England keeps avoiding flashy free agency, Miami should be happy to follow suit. Sometimes the best moves are the ones teams do not force themselves to make.Losers: Titans and LionsThe Titans do have Patriots ties, and when you pull back and see the haul (wide receiver Adam Humphries, left guard Rodger Saffold, edge-rusher Cameron Wake), it does fill some holes. But it’s hard to think the Titans got that much better. The Lions, with Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn, splurged on Flowers as well as two more former Patriots in nickel corner Justin Coleman and wide receiver Danny Amendola. They also overpaid for pedestrian former Steelers tight end Jesse James. Again, sometimes less is more.Winners: RavensSpeaking of less is more, the Ravens saw Mosley, Smith and Suggs leave their linebacker corps and broke up with Weddle. But they recovered nicely Wednesday with the additions of Thomas and running back Mark Ingram. Baltimore was prepared to lose some defense and will be in position to re-stock at linebacker and edge in the draft. Thomas gives the Ravens a potentially elite secondary, while Ingram fits the offensive identity with Lamar Jackson to a tee. NFL TRADE GRADES: Antonio Brown deal | Odell Beckham Jr. deal2019 NFL free agency winners and losersWinners: BrownsGetting Odell Beckham Jr. to take Baker Mayfield and their offense to another stratosphere is one thing, but the Browns also upgraded on defense with Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon as great fits for their scheme. The Browns are in a rare position to draft for luxury vs. need when they pick without a first-rounder in April. There’s not even a question about their status as AFC North front-runners now with John Dorsey and Freddie Kitchens.Losers: GiantsThey recovered a lot of money and got extra picks by moving Beckham and defensive end Olivier Vernon and not re-signing safety Landon Collins. General manager Dave Gettleman is doing some gutting with a cost-effective rebuild in mind, which worked for him in Carolina. But for now, New York is a shell of what it needs to be in order to be competitive for coach Pat Shurmur, especially if the team sticks with Eli Manning as surefire starting quarterback without OBJ. Golden Tate and Markus Golden hae helped start the recovery plan. NFL free agency in 2019 has been crazier than usual. Elite wide receivers were traded in blockbuster deals, there was another marquee QB deal, and multiple teams have been aggressive stockpiling veteran talent.But what players and teams are coming out of free agency looking the best, and what moves have them looking like the worst? Here’s going around the league to break it all down:center_img MORE: Tracking the top free-agency signingsWinners: BroncosIt wasn’t splashy, but the swap of Case Keenum for Joe Flacco was a good start in conjunction with picking up wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders’ option. The Broncos quietly filled two needs with versatile defensive back Kareem Jackson and underrated offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James. They are slowly chipping away to get a team that better fits their new identity under Vic Fangio.Losers: RedskinsThey are now the latest team to fall for Keenum, and they spent too much on Collins to get him away from a division rival. They ended up losing Preston Smith and Zach Brown from their defense and might not be able to keep Ha Ha Clnton-Dix at safety because of the Collins’ deal. The Redskins still seem to be caught in limbo between past and future — never a good place to be in free agency. Losers: BillsThey got two OK wide receivers (John Brown, Cole Beasley), another aging running back (Frank Gore) and a backup-type tight end (Tyler Kroft). Josh Allen did not exactly hit the jackpot with his new veteran support. The Bills’ understated moves on the offensive line (center Mitch Morse and tackle Ty Nsehke) were better, but they spent too much there. Buffalo looks like it’s having another rough offseason.Winners: Inside linebackers and safetiesIf you can tackle against the run, blitz and cover, too, you’re getting paid well this offseason. And why not? Inside linebacker, the quarterback of the defense, is a key position. Luke Kuechly probably deserves more from the Panthers after what Mosley and Alexander got, and Jordan Hicks (Cardinals), coming off an injury-riddled season, did well for himself, too.The safety market didn’t cash in well last offseason, culminating in the eternity it took guys such as Eric Reid and Kenny Vaccaro to sign. But Thomas, Amos, Collins, Mathieu, Joyner, Weddle, Reid, Vaccaro and Tashaun Gipson (Texans) all were handsomly — and quickly — rewarded.Losers: Wide receivers and running backsBeyond Brown and Beckham, Williams was the best option as an outside wideout, and the top slot, Golden Tate was late to sign with the Giants. Beyond Bell, there have been no Jerick McKinnon, Dion Lewis or Toby Gerhart inflated-type deals in the backfield. Ingram and Latavius Murray (Saints) settled for modest signings, and Tevin Coleman got very little over 2 years ($8.5 million) to join a crowded 49ers backfield. The skill position free-agent class was weak below the marquee, and it’s playing out like that with the lack of lucrative deals and fast action. Winners: JetsThe Giants are also getting heat for drafting Saquon Barkley No. 2 overall last year as the other New York team got its franchise QB, Sam Darnold. Now the Jets have a special feature back of their own in Le’Veon Bell. The 26-year-old is big-time support in the running and passing games, and Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy boost an underrated receiving trio of Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and tight end Chris Herndon.For Gregg Williams’ defense, they couldn’t quite land linebacker Anthony Barr or cornerback Pierre Desir, but keeping versatile lineman Henry Anderson and getting C.J. Mosley to clean up on the second level were coups. Like the Browns, the Jets were not far from competing for the playoffs last season with Darnold. So it made sense for GM Mike Maccagnan to be aggressively spending, as well, to take advantage of having the initial savings of a good first-round QB.Loser: Le’Veon BellBell ended up with a team on the rise, but by sitting out a year with the Steelers to protect himself from injury, he ended up hurting his longer-term earning potential. Several teams shied away from making stronger offers for him. He went in expecting more than the $52.5 million over four years with $35 million guaranteed he got from New York. In relation to what running backs are worth now, that is high, but it didn’t push Todd Gurley for the top of the market. Consider this a close loss.last_img read more

Former UT women’s hoops great Mary Ostrowski dies

first_imgIn this 1980s photo provided by the University of Tennessee, Tennessee women’s basketball player Mary Ostrowski poses for a photo in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/University of Tennessee)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A relative says former Tennessee women’s basketball star Mary Ostrowski has died. She was 51.Ostrowski’s sister, Beth Hundman, says Ostrowski died Friday night in Bristol, Va. Hundman says her sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in 2007, and she died from complications from the illness.While at Tennessee, Ostrowski helped the Lady Vols advance to NCAA Final Fours in 1981, 1982 and 1984. She was an SEC All-Tournament Team member and an All-SEC selection in 1982 and 1984.In a photo, date not known, provided by the University of Tennessee, Tennessee’s Mary Ostrowski shoots in a college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/University of Tennessee)Ostrowski ranks fifth in rebounds and 10th in points at Tennessee. She was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2006.A message expressing condolences was posted on former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt’s Twitter account.“Thinking of Mary O today. Love and prayers for her family. Once a Lady Vol, always a Lady Vol,” the message said.Ostrowski, a 6-foot-2 forward, also was a member of the United States team from 1981 to 1983. She earned a gold medal at the 1983 World University Games.As a standout at Parkersburg Catholic High School in West Virginia, Ostrowski was the first female winner and a three-time recipient of the Russell A. Thom Award, which is presented to West Virginia’s top basketball player.Ostrowski had been staying at her sister’s home in Bristol, where she received hospice care, Hundman said. Hundman described her sister as compassionate, humble person who didn’t call attention to her basketball success.“One of the things people keep saying is what a kind and gentle soul she was,” Hundman said. “That is so true.Hundman said a memorial “celebration” has been scheduled for next Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Parkersburg, W. Va.Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt chats with “Pat XO” directors (and twin sisters) Nancy Stern Winters, right, and Lisa Lax before a screening of the film Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Produced by Robin Roberts, the documentary about about Summitt aired on ESPN on July 9. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)last_img read more

Braithwaite: “I had to go two years in a wheelchair by the hip”

first_imgArrival to Barcelona: “Seeing myself in the mirror with the Barça shield was incredible. Everyone has made me feel welcome and I am very calm.”Laudrup: “It was a legend. If one day I know him, I would like him to advise me. I respect him very much.”The classic: “It will be a great experience. It is the most important game and everyone follows. There will be a lot of intensity, I really want to play.”Madrid Barcelona: “I remember Ronaldinho, who was extraordinary. I perfectly remember that Classic in which he surpassed many rivals, he scored and the whole stadium applauded him.”Braithwaite, staff: “I am a simple person, a family man, honest. I always give one hundred percent in everything I do. Because I don’t like complacency. If I commit to something, I always give one hundred percent.”His family: “I am glad you were with me. I want to show you that, if your father has succeeded, they can too. There are no limits when we talk about what you can and cannot do. I want you to keep this memory forever” .His great passion: “It’s fantastic, get up every day and live what I like best. I’m very proud and grateful.” Health: “I had to go two years in a wheelchair because of a hip disease. I had to rest, I couldn’t force my legs. For a child like me, who played and loved football, it was very difficult.”Ronaldo Nazario: “He studied his game, his movements, everything he did on the field was incredible. He was an extraordinary player.”Messi: “If football were a religion, Messi would be God. He controls the game. He is an extraordinary player.” Martin Braithwaite has granted an interview to the official website of Barcelona, in which he talked about the first days in the club, the difficulties of his childhood or his references in football. The Danish striker, who could be of the game next weekend in the Classic, will he showed ambitious for his new stage.last_img read more

Miner killed after drunken argument

first_img– reportedly beaten with a spadeA 53-year-old father of one is now dead after he was beaten with a spade at the Potaro Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), following a drunken argument. The 35-year-old suspect is in custody assisting the Police with their investigation.According to reports, Mohabeer Gangadeen Kooblall of GAC Old Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was imbibing at Potaro Backdam with his coworker when an argument ensued. F Division (Interior locations) Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindranauth Budhram told this publication that during the argument, the suspect picked up a spade and dealt h Kooblall several blows in his head and about his body.The incident occurred on Saturday between 17:30h and 18:00h and Kooblall died immediately. Budhram said the Police responded promptly after receiving the call and the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.The dead man’s mother, Ramdasie Ramlall, said her son called her at around 12:30h telling her that he needed to come home since he was in the area for over four months. She said that her son is a miner and a cook and that the dredge he was working on was closed for a few weeks but his employer, Alvin Rambarran, allegedly refused to transport him out of the area.“Them leff he inside to watchman (guard) this dredge and when me ask he who and he deh pon the drudge, he tell me he and a next man and me must call the boss man (since) he want come out from the bush. He nah want stay deh no more pon the water top,” the grieving 71-year-old said.She related that later that evening, she received a call that her daughter took but they refused to divulge any information pertaining to the call.“I hear that me son get murder. That is all and until now me hear nothing from the boss man and me nah hear nothing about me son life and they come and say that they want he brother to go and one of me grandson to bring back he body,” Ramlall lamented.The grieving woman said her son has been working in the mining industry for over 20 years and have been working with the Rambarran’s for over 15 years.Kooblall was the sole breadwinner and took care of his mother. His body is being transported to Georgetown for a post-mortem examination, while Police investigations are ongoing. (Lakhram Baghirat)last_img read more

Two trips planned to Hollywood Bowl events

first_imgOn Sept. 1, a second Whittier Night at the bowl will will feature “Tshaikovsky Spectacular,” with fireworks and the USC marching band. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Edwin Outwater, will perform at both concerts. Round-trip transportation in buses will be provided for both concerts. Buses leave from the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., at 6:30 p.m. and return around midnight. The concerts begin at 8:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the community center prior to the Aug. 4 concert. WHITTIER – Residents this year will have two chances to partake in one of Whittier’s oldest traditions. Two separate Whittier Nights at the Hollywood Bowl events have been scheduled by the Whittier Community Services Commission and the Whittier Nights at the Hollywood Bowl Committee. Commission and committee members say they continue trying something new each year to lure more people of all ages to Whittier Night at the Hollywood Bowl. On Aug. 4, residents can travel to the Hollywood Bowl via buses to enjoy “South Pacific,” featuring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl’s Section F are $55 apiece; Section N tickets cost $44; and tickets in Section L cost $42. Tickets for the Aug. 4 concert should be purchased by June 15; tickets for the Sept. 1 concert must be bought by July 20. If ordering for a group, enter all of the names in one order. Groups receive a $20 discount for every 10 people. The Whittier Nights at the Hollywood Bowl Committee continues to be chaired this year by Mary Hanson. Members include Russell Castaneda-Calleros, Dottie Gale, Dr. Charles Hanson and Joan Meister. The community services liaisan to the committee is Sarah Tillman. Persons wishing to ride on the annual Bill Bell Bowl Bus should note that designation when buying tickets. For further information, call (562) 464-3430. 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

Super Siún crowned Oireachtas Under-9 Champion!

first_imgDONEGAL girl Siún Ní Dhomhnaill is Under 9 Champion at the Oireachtas!No less than 22 competitors from all over the country sang their hearts out at the Oireachtas na Samhna 2016 in Killarney Co. Kerry this weekend.And Siún, from Carrickfinn/Letterkenny took 1st Place for Sean-Nós singing in the under 9s. She is pictured with her father Anraí ó Domhnaill. Super Siún crowned Oireachtas Under-9 Champion! was last modified: November 7th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more