Parents call in police to control their children(UK)

first_imgMailOnline 10 March 2015  Police are increasingly being called out to discipline unruly children, a new report warns, with experts blaming a breakdown in traditional families for the increase.Officers have been called to homes by parents left unable to cope after seemingly minor incidents such as a row over a TV remote, a study by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary revealed today.In one case a 13-year-old boy was arrested for common assault for attacking his sister, 11, while another boy, 17, was arrested for pushing his stepfather and damaging the garden fence.A girl was arrested after rowing with her sister over the remote control for the TV, and a 15-year-old girl was taken into custody when she attacked her mother during a meeting at school.Some experts suggested that the increase could be explained to single mothers being intimidated by their own teenage children, and a breakdown in extended families where grandparents were traditionally used to help guide youngsters.Others blamed the police’s target-driven culture which leads officers to take a ‘blanket’ approach to any incidents classed as domestic violence – meaning they are keen to arrest someone even if the only ‘suspect’ is a child.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2987581/Parents-calling-police-way-discipline-disruptive-children-Officers-increasingly-visiting-homes-mums-dads-deal-bad-behaviour.htmllast_img read more

Duck Creek Aqueduct Named A National Historic Landmark

first_imgDuck Creek Aqueduct in Metamora was named Tuesday as a national historic landmark. (Image: Robert Folk/ Covered Bridges of The Eastern United States)METAMORA, Ind. – The U.S. Interior Department and National Park Service has named Metamora’s Duck Creek Aqueduct a new national historic landmark.The Interior Department calls the bridge a “rare surviving component of an American canal system that was a significant mode of transportation in the first half of the 19th century.”Constructed in 1846, the Duck Creek Aqueduct is the only surviving historic covered wooden aqueduct in the nation.The canal contributed to the economic growth of the Whitewater River Valley as travel was challenging before its construction, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.The aqueduct was built to carry the Whitewater Canal 16 feet above Duck Creek with a span of 70 feet.Duck Creek Aqueduct is part of the Whitewater Canal Historic District which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The aqueduct was also named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1992.The historic Metamora bridge is among nine new additions to historic landmarks Tuesday. It joins 2,544 other sites across the country recognized as places that illustrates the heritage of the United States.“These nine sites add to a nationwide network of unique, historic places that represent the complex journey that we have taken as a nation,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.“By designating these new national landmarks we ensure that America’s history of innovation, vision and diversity are celebrated today and for future generations.”“From artists and architecture, to the accomplishments of explorers and entrepreneurs, these sites highlight the mosaic of our nation’s historic past,” Jarvis said. “These new national historic landmarks can educate and inspire Americans with their country’s rich history, as well as drive tourism and boost local economies.”last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 1

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,159; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,145; 3. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,123; 4. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 1,099; 5. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,098; 6. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 1,082; 7. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,081; 8. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,080; 9. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,054; 10. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,027; 11. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, and Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, both 1,021; 13. Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan., 1,016; 14. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 1,005; 15. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Kyle Wilson, Monterey, Calif., both 996; 17. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 974; 18. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 965; 19. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 962; 20. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 959.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 788; 2. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 772; 3. Curt Schroeder, Ames, Iowa, 705; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 654; 5. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 641; 6. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 631; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 627; 8. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 616; 9. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 602; 10. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 562; 11. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 541; 12. Matt Ryan, Dav­enport, Iowa, 522; 13. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 511; 14. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 503; 15. Craig Jacobs, Urbandale, Iowa, 468; 16. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 449; 17. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 448; 18. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, Iowa, 446; 19. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 444; 20. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 432.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 742; 2. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 724; 3. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 721; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 664; 5. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 661; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 589; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 575; 8. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, both 559; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 547; 11. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 545; 12. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 482; 13. D.J. Estes Jr., Mans­field, Texas, 481; 14. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 477; 15. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 452; 16. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 407; 17. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 373; 18. Lindell Jenkins Jr., Greenville, Texas, 357; 19. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 355; 20. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 345. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,162; 2. Michael W. Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,147; 3. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,139; 4. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,118; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,091; 6. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,086; 7. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,083; 8. Jay Schmidt Jr., Tama, Iowa, 1,082; 9. Damon Murty, Chel­sea, Iowa, 1,068; 10. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 1,051; 11. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 1,041; 12. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,027; 13. Rod Snellenberger, Pu­laski, Wis., 1,003; 14. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 976; 15. James Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa, 956; 16. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb., 928; 17. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 924; 18. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 923; 19. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 919; 20. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 903. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,128; 2. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 1,120; 3. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,113; 4. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,095; 5. Cody Nielsen, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,032; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., and Jer­rad Steele, Andrews, Texas, both 990; 8. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 983; 9. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 972; 10. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 961; 11. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 921; 12. Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., 916; 13. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 889; 14. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 885; 15. Halie Brown, Hobbs, N.M., 857; 16. Lee Riley, Lubbock, Texas, 852; 17. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 841; 18. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 820; 19. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 810; 20. Kyle Schmauss, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 804.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., and Nick Spainhoward, Bak­ersfield, Calif., both 1,143; 3. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,128; 4. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,122; 5. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 1,108; 6. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,098; 7. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,082; 8. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,046; 9. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 995; 10. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 990; 11. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 988; 12. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 959; 13. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 941; 14. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 903; 15. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn, Iowa, 902; 16. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 897; 17. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 889; 18. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 882; 19. Brandon Clough, Wallace, Neb., 870; 20. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 830.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,122; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,121; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,104; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,020; 5. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,009; 6. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 935; 7. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 905; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 898; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 869; 10. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 861; 11. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 831; 12. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 818; 13. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 792; 14. Michael Newhard, Royse City, Texas, 787; 15. Gene Bur­nett, Leander, Texas, 771; 16. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 752; 17. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 735; 18. Timothy Cummings, Joshua, Texas, 722; 19. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 718; 20. Wesley McNorton, Bowie, Texas, 715.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,188; 2. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,104; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,100; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,085; 5. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,046; 6. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 966; 7. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 930; 8. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 929; 9. Ryan Bryant, Ma­son City, Iowa, 898; 10. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 894; 11. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk. Neb., 871; 12. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 816; 13. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 737; 14. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 731; 15. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 722; 16. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 688; 17. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 679; 18. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 669; 19. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 641; 20. Michael Smith, Stockton, Kan., 631. West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 336; 2. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 301; 3. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 293; 4. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 246; 5. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 222; 6. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 194; 7. Brady Bell, Bakers­field, Calif., 182; 8. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 161; 9. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., 159; 10. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakersfield, Calif., 135; 11. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 132; 12. George Bradburry, Pahrump, Nev., 125; 13. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 106; 14. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 105; 15. Alex Williams, Pahrump, Nev., and Donald W. Riley, Pahrump, Nev., both 99; 17. Daniel Vlaszof, Las Vegas, Nev., 72; 18. Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., 71; 19. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 66; 20. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., 64.last_img read more

Marie R. Dierckman

first_imgMarie R. Dierckman, age 87 of Batesville, died Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born February 27, 1932 in Ripley County Indiana, she is the daughter of Helen (Nee: Stock) and Henry Schneider.  For over 45 years she served as a chauffeur for the Hillenbrand family and for Hillenbrand Industries.  She married Milton Dierckman August 20, 1952 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris and he preceded her in death December 16, 2012.Marie enjoyed growing flowers and raising a garden.  Possessing a green thumb, according to her family, she could grow anything.  She loved playing cards as well and was a longtime member of two card clubs.  Marie also quilted, worked crossword puzzles, often when waiting to pick someone up and was an avid reader.  She, along with Rosie Dierckman, cooked for numerous weddings over the years.Marie is survived by her daughters Ginny Lows and Joyce (Bob) Kessens, both of Batesville; sons Ron (Marlene) Dierckman of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Jerry (Sandy) Dierckman of Greensburg, Ed (Diane) Dierckman of Batesville; sisters Rita Struewing of Oldenburg, Ruth Messerschmidt of Morris, Frances Hartman of Greendale, Indiana; Theresa Eckerle of Morris, Rose Roell of Connersville, Indiana; brothers Arthur Schneider and Bernard Schneider, both of Batesville, Joe Schneider of Sunman, Albert Schneider of Batesville; 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren with the 29th due in a few weeks.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her son Ricky Dierckman; sister Dorothy Schneider and brother Wilbert Schneider.Visitation is Thursday, December 26th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, December 27th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or the St. Louis Cemetery Fundlast_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma reaches milestone of 350 sixes in international cricket

first_imghighlights India lost the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs.Rohit Sharma has hit 67 sixes against Australia in ODIs. MS Dhoni has hit 354 sixes in international cricket, which is the most. Rohit and Gayle are the only players to have hit more sixes as compared to the number of matches played. In 450 games, Gayle has hit 517 sixes while Rohit has hit 350 sixes in 325 games. The right-hander has smashed 67 sixes against Australia, which is the most any player has hit against the five-time world champions. When it comes to most sixes against a single side, Gayle leads the list with 84 sixes against England. Khawaja’s maiden century and his 193-run opening stand with Aaron Finch laid the base for Australia’s big score. Glenn Maxwell’s aggressive 47 and Marcus Stoinis’ 31 helped Australia reach 313/5. In response, India lost Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu cheaply to be reduced to 27/3. Kohli and Dhoni shared a 59-run stand but after breaking the record, Dhoni was bowled by Adam Zampa for 26. Kohli shared an 88-run stand for the fifth wicket with Kedar Jadhav (26) and Kohli notched up a record century in a chase. Vijay Shankar batted aggressively but India lost wickets at regular intervals to lose the match by 32 runs and keep the series alive heading into the fourth game in Mohali. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma had not contributed much in the first two ODIs, falling for a solid 37 in the first ODI at Hyderabad but falling for a duck for the first time at home during the Nagpur ODI. In the game at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi, India were facing a stiff target of 314 thanks to Usman Khawaja’s maiden century and Aaron Finch’s 93. Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu fell cheaply in the chase and it was left to Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma to steady the innings. Rohit signaled his intentions when he lofted Pat Cummins for a straight six straight down the ground but he fell for 14 as he was trapped LBW by Cummins. When Rohit launched a six off Cummins down the ground, the Mumbai right-hander reached a special landmark. This was Rohit’s 350th six in international cricket and he joined an elite list. He became the second Indian after MS Dhoni to hit 350 sixes in international cricket, having smashed 216 sixes in ODIs alone. Dhoni has 354 sixes but the list is topped by Chris Gayle, who has blasted 517 sixes spread across all formats.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

‘Team Unity’ has new feeling in young season

first_imgPATRICK STATZ-BOYER/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team was 0-4 in games decided by three points or less last season. Tuesday’s 80-77 victory over Western Michigan puts the Badgers 1-0 (2-0 overall) in that same category for this young season.”To endure a late rush by a good team, with a tremendous player in Carrie Moore (29 points), is something that we take as a lesson learned,” Badgers head coach Lisa Stone said. “I think our team in the past couple years would be unable to close the door on a team like Western Michigan. This year, we did.”Stone’s crew finished last year’s campaign at 11-18. But veterans returning from last year would agree that there’s a different feeling in the Kohl Center this season.”[This team is] unique,” Stone said. “They’re unique in their energy. They’re unique in their unity off the court. They really got to get to know each other in the offseason.”The phrase “Team Unity” is spelled out across the back of their practice T-shirts, a motto that really seems to be paying off. In their first two games, the Badgers are averaging more than 20 assists per game.”The team as a whole is a lot closer,” sophomore forward Caitlin Gibson said. “We spend a lot more time together off the court.”A team without any seniors on its roster would generally lack leadership. This is certainly not the case with this group.”We have some great leaders in Janese (Banks) and Jolene (Anderson),” Stone said. “We’re just not going to use age as an excuse this year. We refuse to do that. Good teams continue to get better and rise to the occasion. We just want to keep trying to improve.””[The veterans have helped me out] tremendously,” freshman point guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “I couldn’t ask for anything more. If it wasn’t for [Janese’s mentoring], I don’t know where I’d be right now.”D’Alie has been a main reason this team is playing as well as they are right now.”I try to be a distributor, try and run the offense at [my] pace,” noted the 5-foot-3 guard from Waterford. “[I feel] very comfortable [already].”She did point out that the biggest difference between high school and college ball is the tempo of the game.”Even when you’re slowing [the game] down, it’s still fast-paced,” D’Alie said.But it hasn’t seemed to affect her game in the least, according to Stone.”[Rae Lin] has certainly been a big surprise for us,” Stone said. “She’s a small person with big surprises.”But with their schedule as demanding as it is, the Badgers have no time to bask in the glory of Tuesday night’s win. Central Connecticut State will challenge Stone’s squad tonight at the Kohl Center. The Blue Devils finished 9-20 last season and lost this season’s opener to Virginia Commonwealth 68-47 last Friday at home.CCSU does have a star forward in senior Gabriella Guegbelet. The 6-footer from the Central African Republic ranked 15th in the nation in rebounding last season, averaging 10.9 boards per game and an impressive 17.8 points per game.”[Guegbelet] is a tremendous athlete and a great player,” Stone noted. “We need to know where she is at all times and particularly we need to keep her off the glass.”She will likely be paired against Gibson underneath, a matchup Gibson is looking forward to.”I just need to box out,” said Gibson, who is coming off a career-high 15-point performance against Western Michigan.Gibson is aware of her responsibilities on the defensive end of the court, but she also looks for the ball in the offensive post.”I look to score because that’s what my coaches want me to do,” Gibson added. [We] want to [establish] an inside threat.”If she can repeat her performance from Tuesday, the Badgers should be all set down low.The schedule gets no easier after tonight, as UW-Milwaukee comes to town Monday. Then the Badgers will fly to Las Vegas for a Thanksgiving tournament.Even with so much on their plate, Stone and her Badgers seem focused on the task at hand, making reference to the famed UW football mentality this year.”We’re taking the Bret Bielema ‘1-0’ philosophy,” Stone claimed.last_img read more

NFL must address concussion concerns

first_imgFootball is by far the most popular sport in America. Millions of Americans tune in to watch the gridiron sport every Sunday. In fact, all of the top 12 shows of the fall 2015 season were NFL games. As Alec Baldwin said in the movie Concussion, “The NFL owns a day of the week, the same one that the church used to own.”In the movie, Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the founder of the disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Omalu found the disease in the brains of two former NFL stars, Mike Webster and Terry Long and published his report with the help of the University of Pittsburgh. Instead of receiving the credit and attention that he deserved, Omalu was accused by many fans and the NFL of making up the disease to destroy the sport.It took the NFL almost four years to admit there was a link between playing football and suffering concussions after Omalu published his first report in 2005. Public outcry didn’t reach its peak until 2013, when CTE was found in NFL legend Junior Seau’s brain after he committed suicide at the age of 43.The Super Bowl is the NFL’s most cherished moment, a once-a-year extravaganza that shows off the best the sport has to offer. This upcoming Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. Over 115 million American viewers are expected to tune into the game to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium. Fans are paying a minimum of $850 just to get into the stadium, and companies are spending almost $5 million dollars for a 30-second ad spot. The NFL has truly become the strongest business in America.However, despite all of the success that the NFL has accomplished both on and off the field, the concussion issue continues to hinder the league. We are all part of the problem. As fans we live for the big hit, that certain hit that makes you jump out of your seat and “ooooh man.” Physicality is what makes the NFL what it is. Take away the big hits and it is nothing more than a glorified flag football game.But at some point a line has to be drawn. Last Friday the NFL released its statistics on injuries during the 2015 season. The NFL reported that the number of concussions during the 2015 season rose a staggering 58 percent to 182 reported concussions.To put that number into perspective, as of May 2014 the NBA only reported 89 concussions total since the 2008 season. Even the NHL, one of the biggest contact sports out there, reported only 53 concussions during the 2014 seasons. The NFL has a huge concussion problem that it simply will not address.One of the biggest reasons why the NFL continues to ignore the concussion crisis is the simple fact that people keep coming to games. There’s something about watching 250-pound men crash into each other that sparks the American interest. Even the fact that Roger Goodell has proven to be vastly incapable as a commissioner, botching almost every major decision he has made, can’t keep people away.As a lifelong Raiders fan, I always considered the NFL to be my backup sport to watch because well, the Raiders have been awful my entire life. I often stuck to watching the NBA and NCAA football. I never realized the power that the NFL had until I watched the movie Concussion — which if you have not seen, you should immediately.Since 2009, more than 5,000 former NFL players have sued the organization for failing to protect them while they were playing. The players suffer from debilitating headaches, Alzheimer’s snd other serious brain problems. The NFL reached an agreement in 2015 to pay each retired NFL player up to $5 million dollars “for serious medical conditions associated with repeated head trauma.”One of the issues that plagues CTE is the fact that it can only be found after an individual has passed away. However, in September 2015 PBS released a study that stated Boston University had found CTE in over 96 percent of former NFL players. In total, the researchers have found CTE in the brains of 131 out of 165 people who have played football at some point in their life, whether it was high school, college or professional.As much as these new findings on concussions has inspired me to write about the problem, I will most likely be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. The NFL has become a staple in the American lifestyle and shows no signs of slowing down. A real solution needs to be put in place before more young men continue to die from the disease.Nick Barbarino is a senior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

See Man City defender Kyle Walker save freekick after replacing red-carded goalkeeper [VIDEO]

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that, after careful consideration, Kyle Walker will replace Jordan Pickford as the national team’s number 1.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 6, 2019 An outfield player having to play in goal is not a new thing, it’s actually happened a few times.However, Kyle Walker’s turn in goal for Man City in last night’s UEFA Champions League match against Atalanta might be the most any player has embraced the challenge of filling their keeper’s…gloves…on the big stage.With Man City already struggling in the goalkeeping department after Ederson had to come off with injury at halftime, substitute shot-stopper, Claudio Bravo was sent off with nine minutes to play.With no other options on the bench, manager Pep Guardiola turned to defender, Kyle Walker.The player certainly looked up to it while he waited for about six minutes to come on, as VAR checked Bravo’s sending off.Replacing Riyad Mahrez, Walker was straight in the firing line as he had to face an Atalanta freekick.He organised his wall and saved the effort from Ruslan Malinovskyi, grabbing it on the second try. Outfield player in goal 😮Clean sheet for Kyle Walker 👏#UCL pic.twitter.com/wu2FTmolVq— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 6, 2019 Bravo sent off for @ManCity and Kyle Walker has gone in goal. Yes, Kyle Walker. Can’t remember the last time an outfield player donned a pair of keeper’s gloves.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 6, 2019 Manchester City wasting no time updating Kyle Walker’s squad position 🤣🤣pic.twitter.com/o68ybzyaug— Goal (@goal) November 7, 2019 🎵 Kyle Walker, he plays where he wants 🎵 #MCFC pic.twitter.com/sHqHIVLvau— ManCityzens (@ManCityzenscom) November 6, 2019 After that Walker grew into his role, even comically falling to the ground in a bid to waste time seconds after comfortably holding a ball into the box.Benjamin Mendy instructing Kyle Walker to lie down on the ground after catching a ball was my fav moment at Atalanta – Man City. Especially cause he immediately and unnaturally did what was asked from him. pic.twitter.com/voAZ4wycQk— Sjors van Veen (@SjorsvVeen) November 6, 2019After the game, Kyle Walker tweeted: “Think I’ll stick to playing outfield though.” Kyle Walker joins the club ✋ pic.twitter.com/WUJXIkkdBP— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 6, 2019 The game eventually 1-1 with Man City taking the lead in the seventh minute through Raheem Sterling, before missing the chance to go two up as Gabriel Jesus missed a penalty.Atalanta equalised four minutes after Bravo came on with neither side able to find a winner before the end of the match.Of course, social media did not let this incident pass by quietly with hilarious memes and posts on Twitter and Facebook.Kyle Walker has now made more saves (1) than Ederson and Claudio Bravo combined (0) vs. Atalanta.Start him at Anfield. 😅 pic.twitter.com/t9eR6Qr2s2— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 6, 2019last_img read more

A Mio homeowner is swindled out of $15,000

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOSCODA COUNTY, Mich.— A man operating without a business license has been arraigned in Oscoda County. Fifty year old Charles Frank Sutter of Romeo was taken into custody this month and charged with fraud.According to Michigan State Police, a Mio homeowner hired Sutter owner of Prochoice Construction to repair his roof early last year. Sutter never completed the project and did not refund the $15,000 paid by the homeowner.State officials conducted an investigation that revealed the romeo man was operating without a license. Sutter was arrested and charged with one count occupational code for work without a license, common law fraud and larceny by conversion $1,000 but less than $20,000.Sutter has been released and is out on bond.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Gov. Whitmer signs Executive Order requiring mask use in all indoor public spacesNext League of Women Voters to host forumslast_img read more

Anthony Davis stars as Lakers thrash Hornets

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut what stood out was just how many ways he found to contribute. Davis also had another standout defensive night — on one possession stuffing a Marvin Williams lay-up attempt, on another poking out a steal while guarding Terry Rozier. He knocked down three 3-pointers against defenders who sagged off of him by the perimeter — but what else could they do?Davis finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks — a full picture into his complete game. James, who spent most of the first half as a distributor (11 assists) said he was content to feed Davis at the start.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed The formula, with the two stars switching off driving the team, is what the Lakers see as the key to their season. Last year, neither James nor Davis had that co-star to lean on.“Just knowing that I’m probably gonna play the whole third and then kind of sit a little bit through the fourth, I try to tell [James], like, ‘This is your time. Just go and be you,’” Davis said. “And he’s done it the past couple games. So knowing that I was able to relax a little bit.”It was a night for big men against the undersized frontcourt of Charlotte: Dwight Howard also had his best game so far of his second run with the Lakers, adding some shooting touch to his physical post presence (10 rebounds).Howard sunk all eight of his shot attempts of the game for 16 points, but none got a louder reception than the first: The 33-year-old caught a lob from Danny Green and threw down a two-fisted reverse dunk, which seemed to surprise even himself.By the second half, even Howard — who has been a more timid version of his typically gregarious self — was comfortable to mug for the crowd, adding a finger wag after a fourth-quarter block of Zeller (he finished with four rejections). Frank Vogel thought the center, a reclamation project of the team, deflected even more defensively than the stats suggested on his way to being what the Lakers have hoped: a star in his role.“Dwight’s shown bursts like that all throughout camp,” he said. “But tonight in particular, he was off the charts.”No one was bumped an bruised Sunday evening like Zeller, who was returning from injury: A night of banging in the post against the Lakers left him with a bandaged left eye after Davis reacted to an elbow to his jaw with an incidental swipe of his own that gashed Zeller’s brow. The Hornets forward (19 points, 14 rebounds) was credited with a foul as he was being stitched in the locker room.There were some breakthroughs in the Lakers’ third game, one with substantially less hype than the previous two against Western contenders. Caruso again saw his first action in the second half, and wowed with several defensive highlights, led by a steal that he finished with an emphatic slam. A fan favorite, Caruso’s play has been pushing for more inclusion into the regular rotation — which might be coming after consecutive second-half subs.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the butt of fan ire after starting the season 0-for-11, ended his streak of futility with back-to-back baskets in the first quarter, the second of which drew simmering fans from their seats.“Them two games felt like 10 games, for real,” Caldwell-Pope said, looking relieved. “But after the second game I kind of went home and decompressed. Cleared my whole mind.”The Lakers can relate. Following a season-opening loss to the Clippers, they’ve bounced back with a pair of wins with Memphis visiting on Tuesday before the first true road trip of the season. They’re in a better place than they started, with plenty of reasons to keep looking up.“We know who we are,” James said. “But we have a long way to go to get to that point, but it starts with our mentality defensively, it starts with our physicality, then offensively it starts with us moving the ball and sharing the ball.“Tonight we did that once again.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs PreviousCharlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, front, dunks the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, and JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a shot past Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, speaks with head coach Frank Vogel during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, drives to the basket while Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, is fouled by Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier while driving to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, steals the ball away from Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham, right, loses the ball while Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) dunks the ball while Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, and Anthony Davis defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, front, dunks the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, and JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a shot past Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a shot past Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ExpandLOS ANGELES — You can see and touch a new car, read the features, take a test drive, and still not know all there is to know.It takes some time airing out on the road before you fully appreciate what you have.In the same way, the Lakers have taken that process with Anthony Davis – the 26-year-old new star of the franchise. In his first two games, he felt more like a compliment to LeBron James. On Sunday night in a 120-101 thrashing of the Charlotte Hornets, Davis finally took center stage.Davis remains as ever one of the most dangerous players around the basket. In three straight possessions during a monstrous third quarter, Davis showcased his full rim-attacking repetoire: a dunk on a lob from James; a crossover dribble against a helpless Cody Zeller; and a pick and roll flush off another dime from James. “Every game is a game for AD to eat,” James said. “It doesn’t matter who we play against in my opinion.”Once Davis spent the night softening the Hornets up, it was James who wrapped up the win. After not scoring his first points until free throws at the 1:40 mark of the second quarter, James had 16 second-half points and led a clinching 14-2 run at the top of the fourth.His final basket, a two-handed dunk against a parting swell of Charlotte defenders, marked the end of the road for the outgunned Hornets.last_img read more