Weekend fire destroys shed

first_imgVersailles, In. — An outdoor shed was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in the Versailles area.Firefighters from the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department found the shed that housed a furnace fully involved in the 3200 block of E Olean Road at 6:38. Approximately 1,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze.The fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.last_img

Pochettino hits out at refereeing

first_imgSouthampton manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed schoolboy-standard refereeing robbed his side of the chance of victory at title-chasing Manchester City. Pochettino was angry after two key decisions went against his side in their 4-1 Barclays Premier League loss at the Etihad Stadium. The Saints boss first felt the penalty awarded to Edin Dzeko for City’s opener was soft, while the hosts then benefited from an incorrect offside decision for their second goal. Pochettino said: “I think those two decisions killed the game, that penalty we conceded and the second goal. Those two moments killed the game. “The only positive I can think of is for the first 45 minutes we were superior to a team that is actually equipped to win the Premier League. “But to beat a team like Manchester City, a team that is full of quality world-class players, not only do you have to have the perfect game, but also the refereeing decisions have to be fair and that did not happen today.” City got off to a perfect start as Yaya Toure put them ahead from the spot in the third minute after Jose Fonte was adjudged to have tripped Dzeko. Rickie Lambert cancelled out that strike with a penalty of his own but City regained the lead before the break when David Silva somehow avoided an offside flag to set up Samir Nasri. Pochettino said: “I have just seen it on TV and I don’t think you can give a penalty like that after just two minutes, I think it is inexplicable, it is not right. “And the second decision was clearly two metres offside. It did seem a type of game that you play at school.” Pochettino was speaking through a translator at his post-match press conference and he was initially quoted as referring to “dumb decisions”, but he did not use those words. Nasri’s goal was quickly followed by a third from Dzeko and Saints, 3-1 down at the break, could not respond. Stevan Jovetic made the points safe for City in the second half. Pochettino added: “I think it can influence any player when you get a bad call like that and, of course, it did affect our players today.” Asked if he had spoken to the officials, Pochettino said: “I have already spoken to them and I am not going to speak any more to them. “If I were to speak to them, we would have to probably repeat the match.” City may not have been at their best but the outcome was certainly a satisfactory one as they kept up the pressure at the top of the table. Manager Manuel Pellegrini did not feel the controversial second goal was critical to his side’s success. He said: “I don’t think the second goal changed the game because we scored one minute after. “Maybe it was a mistake from the referee but we won 4-1. If we had won the game 1-0, maybe you could say it was an important mistake.” Pellegrini felt his side’s second-half display was much improved from before the break. He said: “I think it was a very different game, the first 45 minutes from the second one. “In the first 45 minutes we didn’t play well. We didn’t recover the ball against a team that plays very well, has a lot of possession and has very good technical players. “But in our worst moment, we scored three goals and I don’t remember many clear chances for Southampton, only an unnecessary penalty. “We finished the first half 3-1 and maybe that wasn’t the difference between the two teams but in the second half we arranged all the problems we had. We played very well.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Inmates in California infect themselves in attempt to be released

first_imgOfficials in California say inmates at one jail found a way to infect themselves with the Coronavirus in an attempt to receive early release.Staff at the North County Correctional Facility say they became concerned when within two weeks, 30 inmates suddenly became ill with COVID-19 despite the facility’s special measures to prevent a potential outbreak.While many other facilities reported several cases of the virus, the North County Correctional Facility says their methods have kept the facility free of the virus up until mid – April.Authorities say they reviewed surveillance video of interactions between the inmates to make sure that they were all wearing their masks and practicing distance measures within general population times.That’s when they discovered the scheme two groups of inmates put together in attempt to get early release.Officials says several inmates were seen drinking from the same cup, while another group passed around a mask in attempt to transfer the virus to themselves. 21 inmates became sick from the water cup incident and 9 inmates became sick from the mask incident.Authorities say none of the inmates have admitted to the scheme, however, they believe that the inmates thought that if they became ill with the virus, they would be released.While 30 inmates have tested positive for the virus, most of the inmates had little to no symptoms and no fatalities were reported according to staff members.Assistant Sheriff of Custody Operations Bruce Chase, says that they need to do a better job at educating both their deputies and the inmates about the dangers of their actions:“We’re responsible for their care,” Chase said. ” That includes protecting them from themselves.”last_img read more

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Big Wins for Ghana, Algeria as Kenya Frustrate…

first_imgThursday’s action in the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations featured big wins for Algeria and Ghana, while Egypt stumbled in their opening match after they could only draw at home to Kenya in the absence of Mohamed Salah.The Pharaohs were held 1-1 by the Harambee Stars at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria in an early-evening game, with Mahmoud Kahraba’s goal late in the first half cancelled out midway through the second by Michael Olunga.The result means Comoros are the surprise early leaders of Group G, after a goal from Faiz Slemani saw them defeat hosts Togo 1-0 in a concurrent game in Lome. The night games were headlined by Algeria’s 5-0 destruction of Zambia at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida.Goals from Ramy Bensebaini, Baghdad Bounedjah (two), Youcef Belaili and Hillal Soudani saw the 2019 AFCON champions take early control of Group H and underline their status as the top team on the continent.Ghana have long hungered to return to AFCON -winning status and will be hopeful that Cameroon 2021 will see an end to their long trophy drought.They are certainly off to a fine start in their qualification campaign after defeating Group C rivals South Africa 2-0 at Cape Coast Sports Stadium courtesy of goals from Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed.The Group D match between DR Congo’s Leopards and the Panthers of Gabon ended in a goalless stalemate in Kinshasa, while there was rather more goal mouth action on show in Bamako as the West African derby between Group A sides Mali and Guinea ended 2-2.Adama Traore and Sekou Keita netted for the Eagles, while the Syli Nationale responded through Naby Keita and Sekou Konde.RESULTSEgypt 1-1 KenyaMozambique 2-0 RwandaTogo 0-1 ComorosAlgeria 5-0 ZambiaDR Congo 0-0 GabonGhana 2-0 South AfricaMali 2-2 GuineaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin bounces back, rolls over Indiana in dominant win

first_imgWhile all of Madison was focused on the Big Ten’s football championship in Indianapolis on Saturday, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (5-4, 1-0 Big Ten) got an important 84–64 win against a previously undefeated Indiana Hoosier squad (8-1, 0-1).After three straight losses to Richmond, New Mexico and NC State, it was a crucial game for Greg Gard’s team to regain some respect in the Big Ten. While this was an inspiring win against an Indiana team off to a hot start, the Badgers have yet to show this level of play outside the Kohl Center.The Badgers were hot from deep to get started, going three-for-four to get going early. It helped spark a massive 14–0 run, leading to a 19–4 lead seven minutes after tip.Men’s Basketball: Shooting woes continue as Wisconsin falls to NC StateThe scoring woes continued in Wednesday night’s contest for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (4-4, 0-0 Big Ten) Read…Halfway through the first half, big buckets from Kobe King and Nathan Reuvers pushed the lead out to 28–14. King had a loud 17 at the break, including some pretty jumpers and a big two-handed slam.It was the redshirt sophomore’s best half of basketball of his college career and just one-point shy of his career-high set earlier this year against Eastern Illinois. Reuvers pitched in 11 points in the half.As the half wore on, Wisconsin took more and more control over the scoreboard. The offense flowed beautifully and earned the Badgers an open look on nearly every possession.Wide-open threes from Aleem Ford and Brevin Pritzl stretched the lead to 20 with a few minutes to go, and the Badgers went into the half up 47–27. The team shot 6-for-13 from three-point land and 20-for-32 from the field.Wisconsin came out just as hot in the second. They dominated almost every facet of the game, worked the offense thoroughly and hit shots. Five straight points from Reuvers, followed by a Pritzl deep ball had the Badgers up 28 with 15 minutes to go, all but guaranteeing a win for Wisconsin.Men’s Basketball: Micah Potter’s issues with NCAA shows inconsistencies in systemThe 2019 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is off to a 3-1 start. While the team has had moderate Read…Indiana simply couldn’t get anything done on either end. Without one elite scorer, they couldn’t outmaneuver UW’s strong rotational defense and quick closeouts.Aljami Durham dropped 17, while Justin Smith and Devonte Green scored 10 points each, but the Hoosiers were held to 21-for-50 from the field and turned the ball over 12 times.On the flip side, Indiana’s defense only forced four takeaways and allowed the Badgers to get open looks inside all evening.Wisconsin gave in a little bit as the starters slowly faded out of the lineup, but their big first half kept the lead hovering right around 20 for the entirety of the second half, and the score read 84–64 Badgers at the final buzzer.King finished with a career-high 24 points and added three rebounds and an assist to go with it. It was arguably his best game as a Badger, and his aggressive mindset paired with his silky-smooth jumper showed why he might be the best player on this year’s team.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin struggles in Legends Classic with losses to Richmond, New MexicoThe Wisconsin Badgers (4-3) saw their four-game win streak come to a screeching halt this weekend at the Legends Classic Read…Reuvers finished with 20 points and Ford added 13 on three deep balls. Ford also raked in five rebounds. D’Mitrik Trice had a great game on the defensive end and poured in eight points, five rebounds and four assists.To round out the scoring, Pritzl had nine, Tyler Wahl scored six and Brad Davison and Michael Ballard each got a bucket.It was Wisconsin’s 17th-straight victory against Indiana in the Kohl Center, and they’ll travel to New Jersey next Wednesday to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.last_img read more

Sancho be warned! – The curse of Man United’s number 7 shirt

first_imgThe Argentine was supposed to be Manchester United’s Messiah when the Red Devils paid a then club record £60 million to Real Madrid for his services. After a fine start, typified by a truly wonderful goal against Leicester, fans were rightfully excited. But it all went sour from there on as he failed to show up in the second half of the season, eventually being relegated to a place on the bench. He left after one season.Memphis DepayThe Dutch winger joined the Red Devils in 2015 in what looked like a very promising acquisition for Man United.But sadly the performances on the pitch were nothing close to the hype surrounding the youngster. After only 2 goals in 33 appearances over two seasons, Depay was sold to French side Olympique Lyon.Alexis SanchezAlexis Sanchez made a big move from Arsenal to Premier League rivals, Manchester United, in January 2018.The winger’s ime at United will probably go down as one of the biggest flops in modern day Premier league history. After only 3 goals in 32 league games, Sanchez was loaned to Inter Milan for the 2019/2020 season, and looks set to leave on a permanent deal this summer. Superstition and sports have a long lasting relationship. Stories of lucky numbers, lucky stadiums and forbidden jerseys are very common in football.One of such famous examples, was the sight of Laurent Blanc planting a kiss upon the shiny, bald head of the French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez before every game at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.It was for good luck, and France ended up winning the competition.In terms of lucky or unlucky jersey numbers, Manchester United’s number 7 shirt is slowly gaining the reputation for bringing ‘bad luck’ to the wearer.Dortmund winger, Jason Sancho, could yet become Manchester United’s next number 7, with United said to be close to the signing of the England international.But superstitious fans have begun urging the 20 year old, not to opt for the famous number 7 shirt if he signs, because of the recent history behind the performances of the players who wear that shirt.Cristiano Ronaldo is perhaps the last player to have been successful wearing the Man United number 7 jersey, even winning the Ballon d’Or with the Red Devils in 2008.The story, has however been the complete opposite for his predecessors.English forward, Michael Owen took over the jersey number when the Portuguese superstar left United in 2009. His time at Man United was plagued with injuries, with Owen playing a peripheral role as the club won one Premier League title and a league cup in his two seasons at Man United.Antonio ValenciaThe Ecuadorian winger enjoyed his first two seasons at Man United wearing the number 25 jersey.But he decided to switch to the famous number 7, after Owen left the club in 2012, and that was a decision he ended up regretting.Valencia scored just once in 30 Premier League appearances in what was perhaps his worst season at the club. Unsurprisingly, Valencia switched back to the number 25 shirt the following season, and held on to that jersey number till he left the club in 2019.Angel Di Marialast_img read more

Serie A wrap: Udinese shock Juventus, Lazio win, Roma stutter

first_imgJuventus suffered their first loss in the 2015/16 Italian Seire A season on the opening weekend after a goal from Cyril Thereau handed Udinese a 1-0 win at the Juventus stadium on Sunday.Juventus dominated proceedings from the opening whistle and created the first chance on goal in the seventh minute when Paul Pogba unleashed a powerful shot from the edge of the box, but the keeper produced a good save to deny him.But the first half ended 0-0.Late on, and very much against the run of play, Cyril Thereau scored for Udinese when he turned home a Panagiotis Kone cross, 1-0.Juventus tried to find their way back into the game, but were unable to do so as they suffered their first loss in their first game of the league season. The othersThere were seven other Serie A games on Sunday night that produced a further 21 goals as Chievo, Fiorentina, Torino, Sampdoria, Palermo and Sassuolo won their respective matches.Sampdoria were the most impressive on the day with a 5-2 win over Carpi despite being reduced to ten men in the 82nd minute following the sending off of David Ivan.Chievo were also clinical in front of goal after beating Empoli 3-1 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.Fiorentina kept a clean sheet after beating a ten man AC Milan 2-0 while Torino beat Frosinone 2-1 which was the same scoreline that saw Sassuolo defeat Napoli. Abdelhamid El Kaoutari scored in the dying seconds of the game to see Palermo beat Genoa 1-0 while the match between Inter and Atlanta ended goalless.Goals by Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Kishna secured a 2-1 win over Bologna and gave Lazio top spot in Saturday’s Serie A opening day.Third-place finishers last season, Lazio had taken one step towards the Champions League group stages after beating Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in the first leg of their play-off last week.Days before the return leg in Germany, Stefano Pioli’s men chalked up their first win of what they hope will be an even more successful season although it came at a price with midfielder Biglia stretchered off with a calf injury in the second half.Earlier, versatile right-back Alessandro Florenzi struck a second-half leveller in a 1-1 draw at Verona as Roma kicked off their bid for the Serie A title in unconvincing fashion. New signing Edin Dzeko (pictured above) was not inspiring. –CLICK TO READ: La Liga wrap – Real trip, Barca win  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Video: LA Dodgers’ Vin Scully concludes his 67-year broadcasting career

first_imgFollowing more than 9,000 games, 21 no-hitters, three perfect games and 67 seasons, Hall of Famer Vin Scully signed off for the last time today at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Video Courtesy: SPECTRUM/SportsNetLA) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Sumner Newscow brings 3 new people on board as website continues to grow

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In an age where newspapers are shrinking and folding, Sumner Newscow continues to expand and flourish.This month, Sumner Newscow is bringing on two more writing correspondents and an advertising representative to the staff. Our goal is to bring you the reader more local news while helping Sumner County businesses market its products to consumers in the digital age.We are also looking forward to implementing new programs and options in the future as the site continues to grow.Pam StraderPam Strader of Wellington has joined Bobby Wilson as part of the Sumner Newscow advertising sales team.Strader is recently retired after over 34 years of employment with The Boeing Company in Wichita; Everett, Wash.; Renton, Wash.; and Houston, Texas. She completed her Boeing career on the Joint Boeing NASA International Space Station Program. While employed at Boeing, she worked in the Engineering Department performing tasks such as transfer documents development, Engineering Data Work Statements, Drawing Quality Assurance, Organization Audit Team and Engineering Release.Bobby WilsonShe will join Bobby Wilson, who has been an advertising representative for Sumner Newscow since its inception in 2011. Wilson currently is a full-time detective on the Wellington Police force. He has been an instrumental civic leader, most recently serving as officer of the Wellington and Sumner County DARE Program, including eight memorable DARE graduations at the Wellington High School.James JordanOn the news side, James Jordan has left the Wellington Daily News to become a correspondent for Sumner Newscow. He is a native of east Tennessee, and has worked in Arkansas as a sports writer before moving to South Carolina in 1989 where he worked on Hilton Head Island as a sports editor, and then Columbia as a news editor. He moved to Kansas in 2002, where he was a news editor at the Ark City Traveler. The past four years he has worked for Gatehouse Publishing in Newton; Ardmore, Okla.;  and the past two years at the Wellington Daily News.He received a Masters Degree in Christian Education in 1995.Jordan will be writing Wellington City Council stories and working with news features.Amber (Countryman) SchmitzAmber (Countryman) Schmitz will be our second correspondent and will be writing feature and covering community events for Sumner Newscow.Schmitz graduated from Caldwell High School in 1996. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in journalism from Cowley County Community College in 1998. In the past, she worked as a news reporter and ad designer for the Anthony Republican, and also was lifestyles editor, office assistant and a stringer for the Wellington Daily News. She also works as a server at Rocco’s Little Italy. •••••In the coming months, Sumner Newscow will be introducing a restaurant guide on Tuesday mornings.Due to the tremendous number of eating establishments in the Wellington area, we are going to feature a weekly interactive column of the specials of various participating restaurants to give you the consumer an opportunity to know what is out there.Eventually, our goal is to tweak the website in hopes of providing more interactive opportunities for the area businesses and our readers.One of our future goals is to implement a website registration system for our readers that will allow more comment section accountability, allow e-mail marketing, and provide various charitable community fund raising opportunities using this site.It is also our goal that once we reach a revenue threshold, that we will establish a community foundation to contribute to charitable economic development causes — much like assisting with recent efforts of the lighting of downtown Wellington and a community Christmas tree, or building an electronic sign which will complement the new visitors center at Memorial Auditorium.••••• The goal of Sumner Newscow from the onset was to provide local news much like the WDN glory days of Harry L. Woods, Eddie Shaw, and the Jack Mitchell family in the modern day digital age where news has become almost instantaneous. Sumner Newscow’s mantra from the start has been “local news for local people.”Obviously, the readers have bought into this concept. Since its inception, Sumner Newscow has had 2.7 million visits, 420,000 unique visitors, and over 8 million hits! In just this past month, we have had 21,506 unique visitors visit this site. If hits remain steady in June, Sumner Newscow will break yet another all-time visitor and hit record in a month that didn’t involve a specific tragedy.•••••As always this site is for you, Sumner County. If there is a news item that needs to be written or a sports team that hasn’t been covered, take it upon yourself to provide a report or at least some information to us. E-mail us at sumnernewscow@gmail.com For example, Bliss Baird, a young woman born and raised in Wellington, has been doing some outstanding articles for the Wellington Swim Team this summer. It is these kind of contributors that brings diversification to the website.As always, don’t forget to “Tip the Cow,” if you see news happening.•••••Sumner Newscow will be celebrating its four year anniversary on August 28. We cannot have done it without the loyalty and commitment of our local advertisers and sponsors. Please take the time to click through the ads to your left and right which most will link to their business websites.And, most of all, thank you readers, for making Sumner Newscow a part of your life. We just hope we can continue to bring a website worthy of the Sumner County community.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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I have a unique advantage over most people in this realm as I get to help restaurants all over the country and many times am the first to try them out while they are menu testing etc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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Councilman says Mason City will look into whether fireworks ordinance needs to be changed (AUDIO)

first_imgKGLO News · Ask the Mayor — July 8, 2020 — Mason City councilman/Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Adams MASON CITY — A Mason City city councilman says the council will once again be taking a look at the city’s fireworks ordinance. The current ordinance allows for fireworks to be detonated between 6:00 and 11:00 PM on July 3rd and 4th in most areas of the community. Councilman Paul Adams says this year may have been the worst when it came to the illegal use of fireworks.   “We were told early on, back in June 2017, there were some comments made that the novelty was going to wear off at some point, and people won’t be as excited to do them each year. I don’t think that has happened at all. I still support a complete ban.” The argument can be made that even with a complete ban on usage of fireworks, there will still be issues since the sale of fireworks is mandated by state law. Adams says he’ll be pushing for trying a total ban. “I guess we won’t know until we try. I know the things we’ve tried so far in the last four years really haven’t worked. So I’m still at the point to push for a complete ban and see if it works. It certainly makes law enforcement’s job easier, there’s no gray area there, they’re banned from Mason City, you cannot light them off, so the excuse that people didn’t know what the times were and what the legal days were goes out the window at that point.”Adams says the council will hear a presentation about fireworks from Police Chief Jeff Brinkley at their July 21st meeting. Adams made his comments on the “Ask the Mayor” program on AM-1300 KGLO earlier today. Listen back to the program via the audio player belowlast_img read more