Swimathon Foundation offers support for aquatics community with Covid-19 fund

first_imgSwimathon Foundation offers support for aquatics community with Covid-19 fund Melanie May | 12 May 2020 | News Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding sport Advertisement  300 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  299 total views,  2 views today The Swimathon Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the swimming and aquatics community deal with the impact and effects of the pandemic.The Swimathon Foundation will allocate grants of between £250 and £1,000 to small swimming and aquatic organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship from the effects of Covid-19, especially where access to financial support is not otherwise available. These range from national governing body affiliated swim clubs, aquatic clubs and swim schools to independent swimming organisations.Swimathon President and Olympic gold medallist, Duncan Goodhew MBE, said:“I’m thrilled that we’re able to support members of the swimming community at this difficult time. Almost all swimming clubs are run by a few individuals who put in an immense amount of voluntary time to keep clubs afloat. Now that hard times have hit, they may be really struggling with all of the costs associated. These are the unsung heroes of the sport and it’s so important that we do all we can to help them get through this tough time.”To be eligible to apply for a grant, applicants should either be a registered or affiliated club or swim school with a national governing body or a small, local swimming organisation that may not be a traditional swim club/school but is working on local level to provide swimming or aquatic activity in their communities. Applicants are welcomed from all over England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.More information and applications are via the Swimathon Foundation site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Crop Tour Finds Better Corn in Illinois

first_img Crop Tour Finds Better Corn in Illinois The final stop in the Land of Lincoln was in Hancock County. Higgins said they expected to find the best field of the day, “This corn was tall and in great health. We figured for sure it would be our best field, but it came up just shy at 247. The beans were the nicest we’ve seen all day at over 1400 pods.” The Illinois average was pegged at a solid 190.96 for corn (with some lower samples) and a pod count of 1032.5 in a 3 x 3 feet square. The official Pro Farmer total for Illinois was 171.6 bpa and a soybean pod count of 1190.57. Their stop in Muscatine County, however, showed that not all the corn in Iowa is perfect, “Had quite a few holes that we noticed as we drove toward this field and too much water late in the season was the story from these ears. The population was a little low and ear length struggled, putting this field at a 167.4 yield estimate. The soybeans were in 30 inch rows and population was average. Our count here was 1048.8. Our Iowa averages were 1363.56 pods in a 3 x 3 square and corn at 192 bushels to the acre.” SHARE “Our stop in Macoupin County was better for the corn than the soybeans,” said Higgins. “This corn was planted in 20 inch rows and will yield out at 195. The bean field had some gaping holes and the canopy was not even close to closing. We counted 750 pods in a 3 x 3 square.”  Higgins said the best field on the tour so far was found in Morgan County. They estimated a corn  yield  of 263.5.  The soybeans came in at 1107 pods and did show some pest pressure, but all in all in great shape. Higgins said at their stop  in Cass County, “One of our ears had a hard time at pollination and there were aphids all over this field that we figure will bring in 203 bushels per acre. The soybeans were a very nice height and one of the few 15 inch rows we found in this area. Our pod count was 1011.” Ty Higgins and Steve FellureThe Eastern arm of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour moved into Illinois on Day 3 and found better crops and yields, according to HAT reporter Ty Higgins, who is traveling with the tour, “The most noticeable thing for me so far this week is the change in crop health as we move west.” The tour started out Wednesday traveling west from Bloomington. According to Higgins, “Our first stop was on Sangamon County, and it was a pretty nice start to Day 3. The corn was very well populated and the ear fill was decent. We are seeing more nutrient deficiencies in this part of the state. The soybeans were so tall they couldn’t hold their own weight, but the pod count was a little lower than we expected. Our corn average was 180.5 and our pod count came in at 1064.8.” By Gary Truitt – Aug 20, 2015 Attica, Indiana farmer Steve Fellure is one of the scouts on the eastern leg of the tour. He chose to take that side of the Corn Belt because he wanted to see if the bad crops were as bad and the good crops were as good as he has been hearing throughout the growing season. Fellure’s Day 3 route began south of Springfield, Illinois and worked northwest until his crew reached Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday night. He said yield numbers were getting better in that part of the Midwest, but it was even better than he expected, “I had heard that the SW part of Iowa was sort of dicey, but what we have seen is better than I thought it was going to be.” The one thing that stuck out for Fellure on Wednesday was consistently better soybean pod counts, “The rains that have come through as we have been on tour will only help these soybeans, so I think the beans in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa are going to be a real surprise.” Crop Tour Finds Better Corn in Illinois Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Tour Finds Better Corn in Illinois Higgins said in Eastern Iowa the crops continued to improve, “In Henry County, the corn stand was excellent and all three ears in our sample looked great. Our yield count here is 196 bushels to the acre. The soybeans were also very healthy and it took a while to count these pods. Our number is 1707.84 here.”  He said their stop in Louisa County was a pretty impressive, too, “You can tell by how green the grass is here that moisture is not a problem and this fully dented corn field was showing the signs of a great season. Our calculations put this field at 231.7 bushels. The bean field was just as amazing. A high population and heavily podded plants made this one of the best of the day at 1626.8.” Previous articleRoundup Ready Plus® Challenge to Demonstrate Effectiveness and Value of Residual Herbicide Programs in SoybeansNext articleVillwock Gives an AFBF Campaign Update Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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French journalist and activist freed after being held for 25 days

first_img Receive email alerts April 7, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison December 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist and activist freed after being held for 25 days News VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Follow the news on Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang VietnamAsia – Pacific center_img April 22, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release today of French journalist and activist Nguyen Thi Thanh Van after 25 days in detention. The French authorities confirmed that she has left Vietnam. She is due to arrive at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport at 10:35 a.m. tomorrow.Nine journalists and cyber-dissidents are still imprisoned in Vietnam.————-Paris urged to try harder to get French journalist freed, while former French minister is among hundreds who sign petitionReporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of French journalist and activist Nguyen Thi Thanh Van after the Vietnamese authorities yesterday freed three US citizens who, like her, had been accused of “terrorism”, a charge refuted by the US ambassador to Vietnam.”The release of the US dissident of Vietnamese origin, Leon Truong, is good news that allows us to hope that Nguyen Thi Thanh Van will also soon be freed,” the Thanh Van family, their lawyer, Serge Lewisch, and Reporters Without Borders said in a joint statement. “It is surprising that she is still being held as they were arrested together on the same charges. We urge the French government to take action to ensure that she is freed as quickly as possible.”Former French government minister Françoise Hostalier, a parliamentary representative of Nord department, is among those who have signed a petition issued by the Thanh Van support committee. The signatories include many leading Vietnamese dissidents such as Catholic priests Chan Tin and Phan Van Loi, and intellectuals Do Nam Hai, Nguyen Chinh Ket and Bui Tin. The hundreds of French signatories include some residents of L’Haÿ-Les-Roses, where Thanh Van lives.Truong, who was put on a flight back to the United States after his release yesterday, was arrested at the same time as Thanh Van and, like her, accused of “terrorism” because of his support for the unrecognised opposition party Viet Tan. An American couple accused of supporting their so-called terrorist plot by bringing a firearm from the United States were also freed yesterday and allowed to fly home. A fourth American, Nguyen Quoc Quan, is still held, however.Several hours before their release, the US ambassador to Vietnam, Michael Michalak, told the press his embassy had still not received any formal notification of the charges against them. If they were being held for peacefully expressing their political opinions, the United States protested vigorously and demanded their immediate release, Michalak said.The French authorities confirmed that consular officials have visited Thanh Van for the second time in detention but they gave no details. On 30 November, Thanh Van was shown on VTV4, a Vietnamese TV station targeted at overseas viewers. She was seen being forced to simulate clandestine activity, including the transport of leaflets. Help by sharing this information Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Newslast_img read more

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Three public media journalists arrested in November are freed but kept under surveillance

first_img October 27, 2020 Find out more February 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three public media journalists arrested in November are freed but kept under surveillance EritreaAfrica Organisation RSF_en News EritreaAfrica Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News January 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision April 14, 2021 Find out more Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Follow the news on Eritrea Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Reports Reporters Without Borders has learned that three Eritrean state media journalists were recently released after being held for several weeks at police station No. 5 in the capital, Asmara, but a fourth is still being held.Those freed were Temesghen Abay of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Tigrinya-language service, Getachew Asfaha of Eri-TV’s Amharic-language service and Asmerom Berhe of Eri-TV’s Tigrinya-language service. Getachew Asfaha was freed on 16 February. The exact date of the release of Temesghen Abay and Asmerom Berhe is not known.They were detained in the course of a wave of arrests of public media journalists launched on 12 November following the defection of several prominent journalists, which had particularly irked the government. They appear to have been suspected of staying in contact with the defectors or of planning to flee the country themselvesIn all, nine state media journalists have been arrested and then released on bail, one after another. Since their release, they have been followed, their phones have been tapped, they have been forced to go back to work and they have been expressly forbidden to leave Asmara.———–26.01.2007 – On eve of African Union summit, UN secretary-general urged to intercede on behalf of press freedom in EritreaOn the eve of the African Union summit on 29-30 January in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, Reporters Without Borders today urged the new United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki Moon, to make an official protest to the Eritrean government about the arbitrary imprisonment of journalists and the total absence of press freedom in Eritrea since 2001.“As Ban said he is making the defence of human rights and Africa one of his priorities, we call on him not to remain indifferent to the hell that most Eritrean journalists have to live every day,” the press freedom organisation said. “It would be incomprehensible if, on the eve of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, he did not publicly condemn the unacceptable behaviour of President Isaias Afeworki and his government towards the press.”According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, at least three state media journalists are currently detained in Asmara, while another 13 journalists have been held incommunicado since 2001. At least three of the latter may have died in the course of the past two years at a detention centre in the northeastern locality of Eiraeiro.Temesghen Abay of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Tigrinya-language service, Getachew Asfaha of Eri-TV’s Amharic-language service and Asmerom Berhe of Eri-TV’s Tigrinya-language service are currently held at No. 5 police station in the capital, Asmara. Abay is one of the state media journalists who was picked up in a wave of arrested that began on 12 November 2006. Asfaha was arrested in early December. Berhe was arrested during the week of 18-22 December. The reasons for these arrests are not known.Paulos Netabay, the editor of the governmental daily Haddas Eritrea, was also arrested in late November. The information obtained by Reporters Without Borders about his current situation is contradictory. He interviewed President Isaias on Eri-TV on 1 January but it is possible that he is still being kept in detention and is being forced to go to work.All of the other journalists arrested in November – presenter Senait Tesfay of Eri-TV’s Tigrinya-language service, Paulos Kidane of Eri-TV’s Amharic-language service and Radio Dimtsi Hafash, Daniel Mussie of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Oromo-language service, Yemane Haile of the Eritrean News Agency (ENA), presenter Fathia Khaled of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service and Amir Ibrahim of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service – were released on bail after being held for several weeks.They were initially held at the “Agip,” a police detention centre located opposite the presidential palace. Subsequently, they were taken to the underground prison at the No. 5 police station, where they were beaten until they gave the passwords to their e-mail accounts. Since their release, they have been followed, their phones have been tapped, they have been forced to go back to work and they have been expressly forbidden to leave Asmara.One of the journalists arrested in November, Ahmed “Bahja” Idris of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service, was released and then re-arrested at the Sudanese border when he tried to leave the country at the end of December. He was initially held at an unknown location, and Reporters Without Borders feared for his safety as the Eritrean authorities are known for brutally mistreating people who try to flee the country. It seems, however, that he has since been released again.Several sources told Reporters Without Borders that all these arrests could have been prompted by the recent defection of several prominent state media journalists, which particularly irked the government. They were probably arrested on suspicion of staying in contact with the defectors or planning to flee the country themselves, the sources said. to go furtherlast_img read more

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JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Gregg Vane (left), strategic partner insular system exploration at JPL, and Thomas Prince (right), director of Caltech’s W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies. Image Credit: Pasadena Convention & Visitors BureauThe Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an international scientific organization, will have its 2018 meeting in Pasadena, California, hosted by the California Institute of Technology and supported by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.“JPL and Caltech are great hosts for this because collectively we’re at the absolute forefront of space science, planetary science, Earth science and space-based astronomy,” said Gregg Vane, chairman of the local organizing committee for the COSPAR 2018 Scientific Assembly, and strategic planner in solar system exploration at JPL.The meeting will take place from July 14-22, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center and Hilton Hotel. COSPAR estimates that 3,500 people are expected to attend.JPL and Caltech will work closely with the COSPAR Scientific Commissions to put together a compelling program that will highlight all major scientific advances in Earth and space sciences that will have occurred in the year preceding the 2018 assembly.“There is a rich legacy of space exploration and discovery at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including groundbreaking astrophysics research at the Palomar and Keck Observatories, and numerous successful robotic space missions including Voyager, Cassini, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2,” said Thomas Prince, director of Caltech’s W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies.Prince, who was formerly JPL’s chief scientist, will serve as the chair of the assembly’s International Scientific Program Committee, and JPL’s Rosaly Lopes, manager of JPL’s planetary science section and an internationally renowned expert in volcanology, will serve as deputy chair.“We are so honored to have papers from scientists, engineers and technologists from so many different countries showcasing the most exciting developments in space science,” said Lopes, who is also a senior research scientist at JPL.COSPAR was founded in 1958 by the International Council for Science. The organization focuses on the progress of a wide range of scientific investigations that space vechicles, rockets and balloons carry out, and aims to promote an international level of scientific research in space.?Members of COSPAR include national academies of sciences or the equivalent of some 46 space-faring and aspiring space-faring nations, and international scientific unions.Caltech manages JPL for NASA.For more information about COSPAR, visit https://cosparhq.cnes.fr Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Science and Technology JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 24, 2014 | 2:03 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribecenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a commentlast_img read more

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New withdrawal deal getting closer – Brexit Secretary

first_img Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New withdrawal deal getting closer – Brexit Secretary Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleFinn Harps underage results round-upNext articleHopes talks to resolve beef dispute will conclude today News Highland By News Highland – September 15, 2019 The Brexit Secretary says a new withdrawal deal with the European Union is getting closer.Stephen Barclay, who’s meeting EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier tomorrow, says a “landing zone” is in sight.Some are concerned that if the British leave without a deal, medicine supplies could be disrupted.But Mr Barclay says plans are being made to avoid that:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/brexitweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Track Team Starts Season With Wins Over Pirates

first_imgCongratulations to both the men’s and the women’s Batesville Bulldog track teams as they opened their season last night with two victories at home against the Greensburg Pirates. As this spring weather has been much like spring, the night started out fairly mild, but quickly began to get colder and colder as the sun continued to set.  The Bulldogs proved that they could compete in both conditions as they started out the night with victories in the first relay (4 x 800) and also ended the night with a double victory in the 4 x 400m relay.  The ladies beat the Pirates by just 12 points 72-60, while the guys won convincingly 98-34.There were 15 individual 1st place winners for the Bulldogs and they won all the relay events. Individuals that brought home a blue ribbon were: Morgan Meyer-high jump(4’9″) and long jump(13’10”); Stephanie Nobbe-Pole Vault(8’0″), 100m dash(13.19), 200m dash(27.28); Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash(1:06.34); Cheyenne Laker-300m hurdles (1:03.76); Kent Meyers-high jump (5’7″); Jake Cruse-100m dash (11.75); Josh Myers-1600m run(4:43.66) and 3200m run (10:54.31); Zach Harmeyer-400m dash (55.59); Garrett Wagner-300m hurdles (42.84); Quinten Gowdy-800m run (2:15.28); Gavin Koester-200m dash(24.59); 4 x 100m relays of: Gabby Gibbs, Taylor Rowlett, Morgan Meyer, Stephanie Nobbe (53.72) and Garrett Wagner, Dawson Lipperd, Gavin Koester, Jake Cruse; 4 x 400m relays of: Britany Venis, Taylor Rowlett, Emma Gausman, Haylee Harmeyer(4:38.72) and JJ Kuisel, Quinten Gowdy, Zach Harmeyer, Garrett Wagner(3:42.81); 4 x 800m relays of: Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman, Britany Venis, Haylee Harmeyer(10:32.56) and Quinten Gowdy, Joseph Choi, JJ Kuisel, Adam Moster(8:54.1).Many 2nd place finishers were won by Batesville and they include: High Jump-Gabby Gibbs, Gabe Gunter; Long Jump-Taylor Rowlett, Adam Bedel; Discus-Dylan Flannery; Shot Put-Dylan Flanner; Pole Vault-Christopher Laymon; 110 hurdles-Ian Yorn; 100m dash-Gavin Koester; 1600m run-Emma Gausman; 400m dash-JJ Kuisel; 300m hurdles-Katie Bohman and Joseph Choi; 800m run-Christopher Laymon; 200m dash-Gabby Gibbs and JJ Kuisel; 3200m run-Liz Loichinger.And to finishing out the scoring for the night, 3rd place ribbons went to: Shot Put-Gabby Gibbs and Adam Bedel; Discus-Adam Bedel; High Jump-Katie Bedel; Pole Vault-George Ritter; 110/100m hurdles-Katie Bohman and Ethan Brewer; 1600m run-Adam Moster; 400m dash-George Ritter; 300m hurdles-Ian Yorn; 800m run-Emma Gausman and James Gossmeyer; 200m dash-Dawson Lipperd; 3200m run-Adam Moster.‘And one of my favorite things to report are the personal best performances.  Being the first meet, there are many that set their standards tonight to work towards, but several had best results from years past to try and beat.  We did have just a few that really started off the 2018 season on top, despite the cold conditions.  Receiving a personal best from tonight were: Gabby Gibbs-200m dash and shot put, Rebecca Deputy-shot put and discus and Dylan Flannery-discus. Congratulations!  May this list be quite a bit longer next week.’Bluugogs Coach Lisa Gausman.Batesville next meet will be Tuesday where they will travel to Franklin County to take on the Wildcats!  Meet time begins at 5pm with the field events.last_img read more

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Lambert backs Delph to step up

first_img Lambert can certainly see Delph going on to star on the big stage on a regular basis as he said: “If he keeps progressing he is going to have a massive career. “He is a guy who is growing in stature, and with the way he’s playing, and now an England international, there’s no fear with him. “He knows now what it takes (to play at the highest level).” After serving a three-match ban, Delph’s return to the Villa side for Saturday’s home clash with Gerrard’s Liverpool is key for Lambert following a wretched run at present. The battle between Delph and Gerrard in the centre of the pitch will be a vital one if Villa are to fire up front after scoring just one goal in their last six league games. “The way Fabian plays the game, with his all-energetic style, is infectious, so him coming back is a massive boost, a major plus for us,” added Lambert. “As I said, there isn’t any fear there. He has the confidence he can mix with that company (Gerrard).” Whilst Lambert sees Delph filling the void vacated by Gerrard with England, the Scot feels someone doing something similar at Liverpool is virtually an impossibility. In July last year Gerrard announced his retirement from international football after becoming the third most-capped player in Three Lions’ history with 114 to his name. Gerrard’s boots are naturally big ones to fill, but Delph has taken strides to that effect this season by claiming his first three caps for his country, particularly starting in the European Championship qualifying wins over Switzerland and Estonia. With Gerrard to join LA Galaxy this summer, Lambert said: “Steven leaving Liverpool, how are you going to replace him? “He’s been an iconic player for them. It will be a massive hole for them, not just on the pitch, but off it. Maybe off it will be a bit harder than on it. “He is one of the Premier League’s midfield greats. You don’t do what he has done and not think he hasn’t done anything in the game. He’s won most things. “The good thing about him is he seems a really nice guy. Somebody who has won the things he has won could easily be big headed or look down on people. “But I’ve always found him really humble, someone who talks really well in the game. “I don’t know him personally, but that’s the way he comes across. “But then I’ve always found that with top players, that they never need to say anything. It’s the wannabes who shout from the rooftops.” With Delph out of contract this summer, Lambert is determined to avoid having his own major chasm to fill should the 25-year-old opt to leave. Lambert believes he can convince Delph to stay as he said: “With Fabian it will not be about money. “I’ve known him long enough to know the type of guy he is, and it will not be a money thing with him. He just wants to play football. “It would be a major boost if we can get him to stay. It would send out a great message. “Him turning around and staying would be a massive statement for everybody at this club – fans, players, staff.” Whilst Delph returns and new signing Carles Gil is poised to make his debut, Lambert is without defender Ciaran Clark who serves a one-game ban and midfielder Joe Cole with a hamstring injury. Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has suggested Fabian Delph could be the man to replace Steven Gerrard at the heart of England’s midfield. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Syracuse’s defense exposed by Boston College in 58-27 drubbing

first_img Published on November 2, 2019 at 5:39 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Since surrendering 63 points one early September afternoon, Syracuse has relied on its defense.To get stops when it couldn’t score. To create momentum swings when the offense could make none of their own. To have a chance to win. “They’ve had a better season than us so far and they’ve had our back plenty of times,” tight end Aaron Hackett said.But Syracuse’s (3-6, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) defense was missing in action all Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, giving up 58 points, a program-record 496 rushing yards and in a single quarter surrendering four touchdowns of 50-plus yards. Boston College (5-4, 3-3) ran away from the Orange by doing exactly what everyone thought the Eagles would do — ground and pound with play-action passing — and SU looked hapless trying to defend it at times. The result: A 58-27 pounding that kept the Orange winless in conference play and asking questions about a defense that, until today, was the bright spot for Syracuse. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They just got tired of hitting (AJ) Dillon and his backup,” head coach Dino Babers said. “And those play-action passes, they just break your back.”Boston College’s offensive recipe is simple, leaning on NFL-caliber running back Dillon, the other backs and their talented offensive line to blow back opponents and set up the play-action pass. To limit it, you start by stopping Dillon. Syracuse knew as much, as Babers said earlier in the week the game would hinge on the “elephants and hippos” up front. Practices with the scout team were as close to live as they could be the past week, defensive tackle Kenneth Ruff said. With sophomore Markenzy Pierre and freshman Garrison Johnson standing in for Dillon — albeit undersized mock ups — the SU defense practiced all week against the power running Boston College would employ. But familiarity with the problem wasn’t enough to solve it. SU was hurt, in part, because it didn’t have the depth to constantly rotate defensive linemen and linebackers through. They subbed as much as they felt possible, Babers said, but without having the starters out there, SU didn’t have as much of a chance. And even when SU’s starters were on the field and rested, it didn’t matter much. Syracuse didn’t overstack the box with the play-action threat, relying instead on linebackers and linemen to execute their assignments and hope someone cleared their block to get a stop. The Eagles offensive line began manhandling SU’s line at times, firing off the ball on run plays, creating havoc in Syracuse’s front seven and trusting that one of its 235-pound-plus running backs would come out the other side with positive yardage. On Boston College’s only touchdown of the fourth quarter, Dillon took a handoff inside SU’s 10 and didn’t see a hole. Instead, he plowed forward into a clump of one BC blocker and three SU defenders. From the 2-yard line, the 245-pound running back drove the four bodies, and himself, six feet into the end zone.“There’s nothing schematically that you can do,” Ruff said. “It’s like a bar fight. You’ve just got line up in front of somebody and try to beat them. Do whatever you can do to slow AJ Dillon down.”Syracuse would’ve been perfectly happy to let Boston College churn out long, running drives like it did on the first possession of the game: A 13-play, 71-yard drive ending in a field goal. BC steadily picked up chunks in the run game from the start, but the Eagles had to drive “the long way,” as linebacker Andrew Armstrong put it, to 10 first-quarter points. After the first quarter, and Boston College’s incessant run game had netted the Eagles 160 yards, they struck. Safety Evan Foster crashed to the line of scrimmage with the snap of the ball, seeing quarterback Dennis Grosel turn to give the ball off. As a result, he didn’t see Kobay White slip behind him — and the rest of the defense — for a walk-in 64-yard touchdown down the middle of the field on a play-action pass. SU’s safeties got fooled on another near identical look for a 50-yard score 7 minutes later in the quarter.Those scores, sandwiching an SU field goal, put Boston College up, 24-20, and for good. “Anytime a team just continues to keep on running the ball, you get comfortable fitting up stuff,” Foster said. “Sometimes blow a coverage here or there, just gotta be on focus and keying on our man and continue to just do our jobs.”As Boston College surged ahead, Syracuse’s defense crumpled. A three-and-out followed the second passing touchdown. BC got the ball back with around six minutes until halftime. The Orange stuffed Dillon on first down, but on second down he took a trap 51 yards for a touchdown. Another Syracuse three-and-out followed Dillon’s rushing touchdown. Boston College fielded the punt with four minutes left. Then, Dillon’s backup, David Bailey, went 74 yards untouched to make it 38-20. SU fumbled before it could go three-and-out following Bailey’s touchdown. With 2:38 until halftime, starting from the Syracuse 30, Boston College handed it to Dillon four-straight times. Two quarterback sneaks picked up a crucial first down and then, with 26 second left, Boston College ran play-action for a wide open touchdown. “What we really needed to do is limit the big plays,” Armstrong said. “First drive of the game we made them go a long way and they ran the ball almost every play, held them to three points. And that’s what we needed to do throughout the rest of the game.”Syracuse’s defense knew exactly what was coming on Saturday and it still got run over. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Betty Jean Hutsler, 88, Caldwell, funeral services to be held Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

first_imgBetty HutslerBetty Jean Hutsler was welcomed into this world on August 6, 1925, by loving parents Homer Dee Hutsler, and Mamie Berry Hutlser and older sister Ruth. Betty was later a proud older sister to brothers Billy and Berry. Betty was born and raised on a farm in Drury.Betty and her family moved to Wichita in 1941.  She graduated from North High School at age 16. Betty then began employment at Hinkels Department Store, where she met her future husband.  Betty married her sweetheart, Bill on November 24, 1948. To this union three children were born: Phillip Steven, Kristina Ruth, and Ann Marie.Betty worked at Guys Foods as a bookkeeper until her retirement. After retiring, she and Bill moved back to Caldwell, her hometown. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, camping at Roaring River Missouri, reading, word search puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed going to church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and other family members and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Billy D Hutsler; and sister, Ruth Dermid.She is survived by her son Phillip Scott of Wichita, KS; daughters Kristina Ross and husband Ron of Wichita, KS, Ann Satterfield and her husband Eugene of Haysville, KS; brother Berry Hutsler of Caldwell, KS; grandchildren Aaron, Kristin, Steven, Leesa, Aimee, Brandon, Zackary, Samantha; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Noah, Tyson, Taylor Michael, Taylor Kristina, Aubrey, William, Kennedy, Sydney; and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wellington.Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Grandview Cemetery, Kaw City, Oklahoma.Memorials may be given in Betty’s name to the Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.last_img read more

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