Philip Wittich

first_imgPhilip R. Wittich, 70, of Dillsboro passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on November 20, 1947 the son of Albert and Agatha Deller Wittich. He was married to Barbara Prost on June 26, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Amy Miller, of Versailles, Leanne (Scott) Smiley of Zionsville, and Julie Wittich of St. Augustine, Florida; eight grandchildren Kayla, Ben, Ashton, Ryan, Nick, Katie, Emma, and Marc; one sister Janet Broz of Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Paul, Howard, Ruth Paff Backus,Albert, Raymond, LaVerne, Gilbert (Butch), William, Ronald, and Fred. Mr. Wittich was a 1966 graduate of Elder High School in Cincinnati. He retired from Emery Industries in Cincinnati where he worked as a chemical operator and later worked at Laughery Valley Co-op in Dillsboro. Phil was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood and the Father Bernard Voges Knights of Columbus Council 8487 at Osgood. Mass of Christian Burial for Phil will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 10:30 am at St. Johns in Osgood. Visitation will be on Friday, September 7 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 4:30pm. Memorials may be given to F.O.A.T.Y. (From Our Angels to Yours) or Highpoint Hospice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

State accepting nominations for Governor’s Century, Half Century business awards

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The state of Indiana is currently accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse in the spring. Applications are due by Feb. 10, 2020. Qualifying criteria is as follows: The business must have had continuous operations in Indiana for more than 50 or 100 years by Dec. 31, 2019.The business must have participated in the same line of work for the duration of its operations. If different, an explanation of the evolution into the current business must be provided on the nomination form. The business must have had its base in the state of Indiana since it was founded.The business must recognize, acknowledge and agree that it is in full compliance with the Indiana Secretary of State, Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development by signing the application.The business must not have previously received a Century or Half Century award from the state of Indiana. Previous Half Century award recipients may qualify for a Century award.Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Due diligence and application acceptance begins in January 2020.Eligible companies are encouraged to complete the online application. Please visit the Indiana Economic Development Corporation website for additional details.last_img read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers advance to playoffs

first_imgRelatedPosts 2020/2021 Season: Rangers set resumption date Nigeria’s Kalli to oversee Ghana/Gabon Olympic football clash Player slumps, dies in Gabon Enugu Rangers have advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs after they came from a goal down to beat AS Pelican of Gabon 3-1 and go through 4-3 on aggregate.Dertin Amores stunned the home fans when he put Pelican in front after just four minutes courtesy of a free kick.However, Ifeanyi George drew Rangers level on 18 minutes.Nnamdi Egbujor, who scored for The Flying Antelopes in the first leg in Gabon, made it 2-1 seven minutes after the break, before Olasunkanmi Oluwoyin scored the third goal on 58 minutes.Rangers coach Benedict Ugwu said he was always confident his team will qualify for the playoffs despite losing in Gabon. Tags: Enugu Rangers International FCGabonlast_img read more

Cricket News I didn’t announce any retirement: Chris Gayle

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Port-of-Spain: West Indies’ third one-dayer against India here appeared to be the last international match for Chris Gayle but the ‘Universe Boss’ has suggested after the game that he has not yet retired. The 39-year-old Gayle played the third ODI, which India won by six wickets under D/L method, on Wednesday with a special ‘301’ jersey—indicating the number of ODIs he has featured in throughout his career, a record for any cricketer from the West Indies.The Jamaican, who made 72 off 41 balls, was applauded by the Indian players as he walked off after being dismissed in the 12th over of West Indies innings. He raised his bat, helmet perched on top of it, and the crowd continued to cheer, wondering if it was the last time they would see him bat.But after the game, Gayle dismissed suggestions that this was his farewell game.“I didn’t announce anything…any retirement,” he said in a short video posted by Cricket West Indies, when asked whether he has retired from ODI cricket or not.Asked if he will still be around, he said, “Yeah, until further notice.”Gayle, who also had played in 103 Tests, had earlier announced that the ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom would be his last international assignment, before revealing a change of plans towards the end of the marquee tournament.During the World Cup, he said he wanted to play the ODIs and Tests in the home series against India, possibly setting up a farewell Test at his hometown Kingston. However, Gayle was not selected for the two-match Test series, which made it likelier that he might have played his last international match in the third ODI against India here on Wednesday.At the a post-match press conference, West Indies captain Jason Holder said, “To my knowledge he hasn’t retired from international cricket.”“But today was an example of his career. The knock he played was outstanding. He got us off to a really good start. He was entertaining, he showed presence, and that’s just what people have come to expect of Chris Gayle over the years.” last_img read more

Cricket News Abu Jayed’s Dismissal Of Virat Kohli For 0 In Indore Test Puts Him In Special Category

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: On day 2 of the Indore Test between India and Bangladesh, Cheteshwar Pujara notched up his fifty by hitting two boundaries. However, on 54, he edged a good length ball from Abu Jayed to gully and that brought in Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper. The fans in Indore were cheering and many took their phones out to capture the walk of Kohli towards the wicket. There was plenty of anticipation that Kohli would score a big knock as Indore was the venue where he notched up his first double ton which was against New Zealand in 2016. The first ball that he faced from Abu Jayed was a full ball on middle and leg stump which straightend a bit and he mistimed the defensive shot back to the bowler.However, in the 32nd over, Jayed struck gold. In the fifth ball with Kohli on strike, Jayed got a good length delivery to cut back in sharply off the deck. Kohli’s feet were struck on the crease and he played across the line of the delivery. The ball hit the back leg and Bangladesh appealed for an LBW. The umpire was unmoved and they opted for the review. Replays showed no bat but the problems for Kohli mounted when the ball was hitting leg stump and he was given his marching orders. The crowd in Indore were stunned. Abu Jayed became the third bowler after Mitchell Starc and Suranga Lakmal to dismiss Kohli for a duck at home and he entered a special list.This was Kohli’s 10th duck in Tests but it was only his third at home, with the other seven having come overseas. Mitchell Starc was the first bowler to dismiss Kohli for a duck in a home Test. During the 2017 Pune Test, Starc angled across a full ball outside off and Kohli was lured into the drive but he only edged it to the slips to fall for a first ball duck or golden duck. In the same year, during the Kolkata Test, Kohli played out 10 balls on a spicy Eden Gardens wicket which assisted the pacers but Suranga Lakmal produced a full ball that nipped back in and Kohli was playing inside the line to be trapped LBW. The skipper took the review but to no avail.Also Read | India’s Pacers Decimate Bangladesh On Day 1 Of Indore TestKohli has three ducks in England, two in Australia and West Indies while his venues for a no-score in India are Pune, Kolkata and Indore. It is ironic that Indore will also be remembered for Kohli getting out for only his third duck in India after his first of seven double tons came at the same venue in 2016 against New Zealand.last_img read more

Rockies GM supports Desmond’s decision to skip ’20 season

first_img Associated Press June 30, 2020 ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “The conversations with Ian felt the exact same that his written words feel to me,” Bridich said, “which is from the heart and honest. … I did not know that he was going to write something as thoughtful and as comprehensive as (he did) but I’m not surprised.”Desmond, who hit .255 with 20 homers in 140 games last season, had been due $5,555,556 for the prorated share of his $15 million salary, part of a $70 million, five-year contract. He is owed $8 million next year, and his deal includes a $15 million team option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout.Opting out this summer doesn’t affect his 2021 status, nor does it affect his relationship with Bridich.“Ian is extremely thoughtful in what he does, he’s thoughtful in how he prepares as a professional athlete, he’s thoughtful as a husband and a father … he’s thoughtful about things that are bigger than him,” Bridich said. “And to this point, the reference has been the team or the clubhouse or the locker room, or things that affect the organization, his charity work, passion projects of his outside of the game of baseball.“He’s willing to devote a lot of time and energy and thought to all of the things that he does. And so when you have somebody like that who is a professional athlete who is in the thick of it every day and trying to do the very best that he can to hold up his end of the bargain as an athlete, a teammate, a performer and then he’s always willing to think about other people on the team, in the organization and outside the organization, it’s easy to gravitate to people like that.” “Yeah, we’re well aware of the damage that he’s done against us,” Bridich said. Kemp, who is expected in Denver by Thursday, will have to earn his way onto the roster, and he’ll benefit from the National League using the designated hitter when pro baseball attempts to start the coronavirus-delayed season in late July.“The DH is an obvious benefit in terms of his potential place on our major league roster,” Bridich said. “That was going to be the case whether Ian opted in or opted out, and so again, it’s a right-handed power bat. He’s got a sense of the strike zone, we’ve seen it for how many years? And he’s very motivated to get back on the field and continue his career and play well. Whether that’s in the outfield or only at DH, we have to let some weeks pass before we can make any decisions like that.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapletoncenter_img Desmond complained about a lack of diversity in baseball and criticized the clubhouse atmosphere, saying it includes racism, sexism and homophobia. Bridich said Desmond didn’t complain specifically about the Rockies’ clubhouse, but Bridich did acknowledge the organization could be more diverse.In his Instagram post, Desmond said he has been sharing more of his thoughts and experiences as a biracial man since Floyd’s death on May 25. Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died after a white police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes.Desmond said his mind started racing during a recent visit to the Sarasota baseball fields that he played on as a kid. He wrote how they looked run down and neglected, and how important youth baseball was for him growing up.Desmond said he wants to help Sarasota Youth Baseball get back on track.It’s a big loss for Colorado, who placed Desmond on the restricted list Tuesday and agreed to a minor league deal with Matt Kemp. The veteran slugger owns a .327 batting average with 21 home runs and 77 RBIs over 86 career games at Denver’s downtown ballpark. Rockies GM supports Desmond’s decision to skip ’20 season Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich says he supports Ian Desmond’s decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich says he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the “COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking.” The biracial slugger also mentioned a myriad of issues within baseball, including sexism, homophobia and socioeconomic concerns, as well as the racial reckoning that emerged after George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests around the world.last_img read more

Nigeria Sports Award 2018 Voting to Close Sunday

first_imgThe award panel had announced nominees for the different categories including Footballer of the Year, Team Sports Person of the Year, Sports Governor of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year, Track & Field Star of the Year, Sports Man and Sports Woman of the Year, amongst others.Other award categories to be voted for include Racket Sports Person of the Year, Basketball Player of the Year, Para Sports Person of The Year, Team of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Coach of the Year.Idowu reiterated that the general public are open to vote on the official website of the award; www.nigeriansportsaward.com/vote or via SMS & all three social media platform of the awards; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The Nigerian Sports Award is an award to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances by our sports men and women, also personalities whose performances shone brightest at local and international level in the course of the year.The 2018 Nigerian Sports Award ceremony is scheduled to hold on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Banquet Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos by 6pm prompt. As the countdown towards the 7th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA), gets closer, organisers of the prestigious awards have announced that the voting phase will close as scheduled by midnight of Sunday, November 11, 2018.Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu, disclosed this while briefing the media on updates on the 2018 edition of the Award.Idowu stated that voting for sports men and women in the various categories of award would close as scheduled and urged the general public to take advantage of the few days left to participate in the voting process. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

New trustee will bring expertise in the sciences

first_imgGrowing up in Southern California, Amy Ross was anything but typical. As a nine-year-old, she turned her playhouse into a laboratory where she worked on science experiments. She spent her days dissecting rattlesnakes and gophers and found herself somewhat of an outcast among the typical preteen crowd.Thirty years later, Ross, a cancer researcher, co-founded the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, served as president of the Alumni Association Board of Governors and, most recently, was named a trustee.The La Crescenta, California, native grew up with her mother, father and two younger sisters.“It was the ideal southern California suburban lifestyle,” Ross said.Ross said her family was an athletic one.“We rode horses and my dad was an avid golfer,” Ross said. “We were the only house with three girls living in it that had a basketball hoop over the garage.”Ross graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in 1970 before heading to University of California, Irvine as the first college student in her family. As she started her collegiate career, budget cuts and slashes to school funding had spread across the country. Many professors chose not to show up to class at all.“I was really disheartened,” Ross said. “You get into college and the professors are saying because of the budget cuts they can’t teach their class.”She worked at a laundromat for a few years, but soon decided that she had a craving for learning and research. Ross said quitting school after her freshman year was one of the worst things she could have done. Ready to hit the books, Ross returned to school and attended California State University at Northridge, which she chose because of the heavily research-oriented labs. Ross said she was able to gain hands-on experience at Northridge — her first since her days as a little girl playing in her childhood lab.“In those days, to do a lot of hands-on undergraduate research was not the norm,” Ross said.After graduating from CSUN, Ross earned her Ph.D. from the Keck School of Medicine at USC in experimental pathology in 1986. Academic research brought Ross to USC just as it had led her to Cal State Northridge.Shortly after graduating from Keck, Ross received postdoctoral training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the cancer and blood institute. Afterward, she began a cancer diagnostics lab in conjunction with a transplant surgeon from Cedars. After years of working in the lab, she transitioned into retirement while serving as an associate biologist at the California Institute of Technology.After years of dedicating herself to cancer research, Ross hung up her lab coat in 1992 and became one of the founders of USC’s first alumni group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Trojans. Showing her dedication toward the school, she helped set up the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association to help connect LGBT students and alumni. In 2000, Ross began funding a scholarship called the Amy Ross Scholarship in LGBT Health Studies.After serving as president of the USCAA Board of Governors for years, Ross was elected to serve in an even larger role — USC trustee. She hopes to bring her broad experience in the community and with the school alumni association to her new position.“I think I have a slightly different background in terms of some diversity issues,” Ross said. “It will be an honor to continue to serve USC.”Because of her background, she hopes to advance the university’s excellence in terms of improving academics and research. She also brings wisdom from the things she herself has learned in life.“Try. There is no shame in failure,” Ross said. “Explore your world. Expand your boundaries. It’s the best time of your life to explore. Take advantage of the university and all it has to offer.”Ross said she can’t wait for the semester to start so she can begin improving the school’s academics and research labs.last_img read more

Colin Bennie advances to NCAA Finals

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments On Thursday, just one SU runner qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships by placing well at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa, Florida.Senior Colin Bennie (29:23.08) placed sixth in the men’s 10K race to advance to the NCAA Finals in the event.Iliass Aouani, Dominic Hockenbury, Joe Dragon and Kevin James also ran in the 10K but failed to qualify for the finals.In the women’s 100-meter dash, Imani Clark didn’t qualify for the NCAAs with a 11.78 time but will get another chance to advance in tomorrow’s 200-meter event.The Outdoor Track NCAA Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 6 to June 9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on May 24, 2018 at 10:52 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

ZENITH BANK WBL: IGP Queens ‘Arrest’ Sunshine Angels

first_imgSunshine Angels’ Coach, Shola Aluko, who was angry with the quality offered by his wards, however said that hope was not lost yet as Akure team can still bounce back if they are able to beat Benue Princess today.Sunshine Angels  went into the fourth quarter trailing by one point (27-28), but the Angels inability to register a point in the first four minutes of the quarter contributed to the loss, which has adversely affected the team’s chance of making it to the final Eight in Lagos.Aluko is sure that the situation is redeemable if his team can beat Benue Princess with more than seven points in today’s encounter. He also blamed the defeat on fatigue and anxiety on the part of his players.“I will actually blame fatigue and anxiety for this latest defeat to IGP Queens. The girls struggled toward the end of the game and that accounted for missing many scoring chances. I think they also lost their cool instead of staying focused. We needed to beat the IGP Queens, but unfortunately they missed the opportunity. And we have to go back to the drawing board and perfect a strategy to beat Benue princess today.”“We still have chance to correct our mistakes, beat Benue Princess and move a step closer to qualifying for the Final Eight. If we can win today’s game with more than seven points, we will do our aspiration a lot of good. We are in a tight corner, but we will fight our way out,” the coach added. 1GP Queens yesterday defeated Sunshine Angels of Akure 48-39 in the ongoing second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League game in Asaba.In another game, Kano-based Adolescent Health and Information Programme, (AHIP) Basketball Club defeated Nigeria Immigration 57-39. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more