Melvin Lawrence Norris

first_imgMelvin Lawrence “Larry” Norris, 74, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away February 5, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born September 23, 1942 in Hamilton County, Ohio, son of the late Melvin Elmo Norris and Rita Alma Norris.Larry was a life long, mechanic and auto body man.He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Aurora, Larry was an avid bible scholar who loved to share his bible knowledge with others. He was an avid reader and had vast knowledge in many areas. Larry was a multi-talented person with a mechanical mind who enjoyed building hot rods and kit cars. He was also a steamboat enthusiast. Larry would help anyone in need and was well liked by all those who know him. He enjoyed the company of the family and shop cats.Surviving are his wife, Patricia “Pat” Norris of Aurora, IN, daughter, Laureen Norris of Aurora, IN; siblings, Jack (Barb) Norris of Cincinnati, OH, Betty (Roger) Pegram of Moores Hill, IN, Kathy (Rick) Pike of Cincinnati, OH; cousin, Charmaine Lay of Cincinnati, OH; several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Rita Norris and a brother, Michael Norris.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the PAWS or Scratching Post. If you would like to make a donation, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Edward Robert Oliger, age 98

first_imgEdward “Eddie” Robert Oliger, age 98, formerly of Osgood passed away on Wednesday, September 26 in O’Fallon, MO.  Eddie was born in Osgood on March 25, 1920 the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Schultz) Oliger.  He grew up in Osgood and was an Osgood Cowboy graduate.After finishing high school, he proudly served his country.  Eddie entered the Army on December 5, 1942 and would give 3 years of dedicated service.  He served during World War II and had the rank of Technical Sergeant at the end of his service.Upon his completion of service, he returned to his roots in Osgood and married Viola Mae on May 25, 1946.  They were blessed with 2 children, daughter Barbara and son John.   Eddie worked for years at Southeastern Indiana REMC, where he worked in accounting and served as office manager.Eddie was the true definition of an “Osgoodian”, he loved his town and could tell you just about anything that was going on.  He could be found simply driving around and seeing the town and enjoyed keeping his home place in excellent shape.  After the passing of his wife Viola in 2004, he remained in his home until 2012, and then moved to St. Louis to be with family.He is survived by daughter Barbara (Ron) Purdum, son John (Joyce), grandson Tim (Denice) Purdum, grandson Dan (Amanda) Purdum, granddaughters Jelena (John) Tompkins and Janelle (Ken) Colf, and great grandchildren Tyler, Abby, and Maelle.Fellow comrades, friends and family are invited to the visitation on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 4-6 pm., to be held at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.  A Rosary service will be held at 3:45 on Sunday, also at the funeral home.  Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10 am at St John Catholic Church in Osgood, the body will lie in state from 9:30 am until the time of services.  Memorials maybe made out to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation in lieu of flowers, in the care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Soild top order batting puts Proteas in strong position

first_img(REUTERS)-Quinton de Kock top scored as all South Africa’s batsmen got among the runs in a score of 283 for three on the first day of the second test against New Zealand at Centurion yesterday.De Kock showed sparkling strokeplay in a brisk 82 as he and Stephen Cook became the first opening pair to feature in a 100-run partnership for South Africa since December 2013.Cook scored 56, Hashim Amla 58 and JP Duminy was 67 not out at the close along with captain Faf du Plessis (13).Left-hander De Kock had been sent up the batting order after Dean Elgar suffered a freak ankle injury on the eve of the Test, and he punished the loose balls as he cracked 10 fours on his way to 50.He was first man out after lunch, however, pulling Neil Wagner and being caught by Trent Boult on the boundary to end a first-wicket stand of 133.Cook went 20 runs later, taken in the gully by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s low catch off the bowling of Doug Bracewell.Amla survived a close lbw decision when on 17 to reach his 31st test half century before Wagner bowled one that held its line and took an edge to be snapped up by wicketkeeper BJ Watling.Duminy was given out lbw when he was on 44 but stayed after successfully reviewing the decision. With his place in the Test side under threat when AB de Villiers returns from injury, he will be hoping to get to his century when play resumes today.New Zealand won the toss and sent South Africa into bat on surface that did not provide the bowlers with expected assistance. Wagner had the best return of 2-51 off 22 overs.The outcome of this Test will settle the two-match series after the first was drawn last week when the majority of playing time was lost to a wet outfield in rain-hit Durban.SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsS. Cook c Williamson b Bracewell 56Q. de Kock c Boult b Wagner 82H. Amla c Watling b Wagner 58J. Duminy not out 67F. du Plessis not out 13Extras (b-4 lb-3) 7Total (for 3 wickets, 88 overs) 283Fall of wickets: 1-133 Q. de Kock,2-151 S. Cook,3-246 H. AmlaTo bat: T. Bavuma, S. van Zyl, V. Philander, K. Rabada, D. Steyn, D. PiedtBowling: T. Southee 21 – 3 – 74 – 0,T. Boult 19.4 – 4 – 53 – 0,D. Bracewell 17.2 – 5 – 65 – 1, M. Santner 8 – 1 – 33 – 0,N. Wagner 22 – 4 – 51 – 2.last_img read more

Caribbean Motor Racing Championships Round-four… Boodram sets up Group 4 ‘Battle Royale’

first_imgFranklyn Boodram will spearhead a 15-member team from Trinidad and Tobago for the final round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC)to be held in just over two weeks’ time.Boodram, one of the three contenders for the 2016 group-four two-wheel drive (2WD) title,has confirmed that he will make the voyage to Guyana in an attempt to earn his maiden regional group-four title.His battle will not be an easy one with his two competitors being Jamaican Peter Rae and Barbadian Mark Maloney,both being seasoned campaigners on the international circuit and men with years of experience at South Dakota.Nonetheless, he will be confident of producing the goods in a dog-fight between the quickest two-wheel-drive machines on the regional circuit,Meanwhile,a host of group two competitors are also making the trip, with current CMRC group-two leaders Luke Bohla and defending champion Mark Gill among those,as well as Damien Nesbitt, Yasid Ali, Che Carrington,Haresh Nannan and Bridget Singh.Singh is the only competitor that will not move up to Group-Three, where they will meet David Lyons, Ravi Singh, Zacchary Boodram, Ronald Wortman and Paul Vieira. Vieira has already won the Group Three Championship with only the formalities to take place at the presentation ceremony.Meanwhile, the lone biker to attend Is Timothy Joseph who will fly the flag high at the CMRC super stock battle.Activities begin on Friday with official practice while Qualifying trials will take place on Saturday.Competitive racing is on Sunday and starts at 08:30am.last_img read more

Architecture lecturer finds justice through design

first_imgThe Gun Violence Memorial Project is another work of remembrance created by MASS. The memorial comprises four glass houses made of 700 bricks representing the 700 lives lost each week to gun violence in the United States. Within each brick is an object of significance from a victim of gun violence provided by the families. The memorial’s goal is to stop treating victims of gun violence as statistics or numbers and instead make it personal to show that each victim was an individual, precious life lost, according to MASS Design Group’s website.  MASS Design Group executive director Michael Murphy spoke about the importance of integrating sustainability and ethical practices into architecture at the USC Wong Conference center Wednesday night. Accompanied by senior principal partner Kelly Doran, the two discussed how their nonprofit incorporates justice with beauty and creates carbon positive buildings that are the future of architecture.  MASS Design Group is a team of more than 120 architects, craftsman, researchers and artists who are reimagining the building process from design to construction. They prioritize using locally sourced, high quality wood, brick and tile to reduce environmental impact through the entire supply chain. This ensures that the project is durable and will last without the need for continual repairs that create waste and require more materials. They also focus on using ethical labor by hiring from within the community of a new building site, which ultimately facilitates long-term economic growth.  In addition to pursuing more ethical construction practices, MASS is committed to promoting social justice through their projects. The company designed and built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., to recognize the ongoing impact of slavery and racial terror.  In addition to his efforts abroad, Murphy is implementing his vision of a more sustainable future in his hometown of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The once thriving fringe city experienced a mid-century population decline, he said. Many buildings, which have been abandoned for decades, are now uninhabitable and most companies are not up to the task of restoring the city.  MASS Design Group designed the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, to recognize past and ongoing racial injustice against African Americans. (Photo courtesy of Ron Cogswell / Flickr) The company uses local artisans for everything from bricks to lamps woven from banana leaves. One mason, Ahkiza from Rwanda, has supplied MASS Design group with his stonework for years. As a nonprofit, MASS works wherever they are needed. An office is now open in Poughkeepsie and many sites across the city have been preserved and refurbished to better serve the community, with some sites now serving as cultural centers, Murphy said.  The monument consists of 800 steel tablets suspended from the ceiling, one for every county where lynching occured and each with the name of a victims and the date of their death. “I saw his TED Talk when I was in high school, and it’s honestly the reason I decided to get into architecture school,” Kidde said. “I really hope that a lot of what he’s doing with taking a step back and looking at architecture as a nonprofit business design. I hope that that can take off in the future.” This integration of architecture and activism captivated the audience, which was made up primarily of USC architecture students. Devin Kidde, a junior majoring in architecture who has admired MASS and Michael Murphy’s mission for years, thinks that this sustainably focused design model is where the architecture business is heading. When his team arrived in Poughkeepsie, it sought to repurpose abandoned spaces while still preserving the U.S. history that is frequently lost during urban renewal. “This was an old garage which held the trolleys that went up and down Main Street — I had no idea what it was,” said Murphy, who did the design for free so that the project could get built. “But just pulling back that front door and seeing that it was this beautiful old piece of infrastructure, connecting with another nonprofit there, asked if it could be a new art and cultural space.”center_img “MASS Design Group’s identity as a design firm is based on it’s assertion of having a mission to research, build and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity,” said Milton Curry, dean and professor at the School of Architecture.  Murphy, Doran and MASS know that they cannot change the world’s infrastructure alone, but they hope to act as a leading example of how others can change the world through whatever their medium may be.  “The making of the building, aside from fasteners and tools, was entirely of the place and sourced 10 kilometers of the site,” Doran said. “Economically, this has a profound impact. The construction of this project is $250,000. Not a penny of that was spent on materials aside from a few nails and tools, so that all went into labor.” “When developers come to the city of Poughkeepsie at the end of a late market cycle, they inevitably find that the margins are too slim in order to invest and they give up,” Murphy said.  The memorial originally debuted in the Chicago Cultural Center in September, and the reaction was so profound that Murphy decided that they had to continue expanding.  “We’ve seen ongoing entrepreneurship emerge,” Murphy said. “We worked very closely with a series of masons and one of them is a gentleman by the name of Akiza. We still work with Ahkiza today, he  has continued to do that same masonry work for 10 years with us and in doing so has started his own masonry guild.” “When you come up to it, you’re brought into this selective journey where you are forced to read and engage with the actual history of these places, by county, by name, by date,” Murphy said. “And then inquire, ‘Where are we?’” Wednesday night,(from left to right) MASS Design Group senior principal partner Kelly Doran and executive director Michael Murphy speak to an audience of architecture students at the USC Wong Center.(Tate Schmergel | Daily Trojan) Doran presented on the recent MASS project in Rwanda, which aims  to build a new campus for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture. The project exemplified the benefits and possibility of using locally sourced materials and labor for a large-scale project.  “It was amazing to see that this is an active, living memorialization process, one that gave us real hope that this could go to a larger scale,” Murphy said. “Could we continue collecting objects, fill thousands of these bricks and then take the project all over the country — one for every state, one for D.C., one for native lands — and put 52 of these on the National Mall?” “This emergence, this illumination, is a commitment to what I call the construction of dignity,” Murphy said. “That we have the possibility to do more with what we have in front of us.”last_img read more

Rest day for Republic of Ireland squad

first_imgThe Ireland squad have been given a day off today ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.Martin O’Neill took the decision last night to cancel this morning’s scheduled training session in order to allow his players some extra down time this week.At the mid-way point of the Group D qualifying campaign, O’Neill admits that it’s still hard to predict which teams will progress and which ones will lose out.last_img

LET: Oboh Misses Cut in Australian Test

first_imgGeorgia Oboh By Olawale AjimotokanIt was not a good start for Georgia Oboh at her maiden Ladies European Tour (LET) after the teenager failed to make the final cut at the Canberra Women’s Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club in Australia.But it was Anne Van Dam from The Netherlands that surged home on the final nine to win the Canberra Women’s Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club by three strokes: her third LET title inside six months and her fourth overall. Oboh went into the competition with a ray of hope but her debut on LET was not impressive after the Nigerian finished in joint 131 amidst 144field of players on day one to miss out from the cut.Oboh blamed her poor form to not getting completely comfortable on the greens and her late arrival at the tournament due to long flight delays from South Africa where she competed on the Sunshine Ladies Tour.The 18-year-old, however, admitted that this was a baptism that will propel her forward and help her adapt to life on the tour.At a tournament which had some of the best players on the Ladies European Tour including Dame Laura Davies and a host of other past Solheim Cup players, other top players from South Africa who also missed the cut included the winner of the South African Women’s Masters Leján Lewthwaite and long drive champion Phillis Meti from New Zealand.With this disappointing outing, Oboh now turns her attention to the Women’s New South Wales Open at Queanbeyan, which is just 20 minutes from the venue of last week’s tournament at Royal Canberra Golf Club between March 7 and 10, where the Nigerian hopes to improve on her form.To emerge winner, van Dam began the day as joint leader on 11 under and dueled with defending champion Jiyai Shin (Republic of Korea) through the back nine before picking up four shots in the final four holes with a final round of six under par 65.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tipstrr launches new in-house affiliate program

first_img BETR smart contract upgrade features new affiliate program January 9, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Midlands based start-up Tipstrr.com has capitalised on the company’s unprecedented growth so far in 2018 to officially launch its new in-house affiliate program.After undertaking a successful funding round in 2017, the program has been rebuilt from scratch to provide a ‘proving ground’ for professional and wannabe tipsters, complete with industry leading commissions and an automated platform that verifies every tip placed.Having recently passed the 1 million mark for verified tips, Tipstrr affiliates are now able to promote tipsters from more than a dozen sports, including horse racing, football, multiple US sports, tennis and many more.Affiliates know that the tipsters they recommend are both transparent and trustworthy, with itemised betting histories available at the click of a button.Damien Fearn, co-founder of Tipstrr Ltd, said: “We’ve launched this affiliate program as another way to help continue our impressive growth through 2018.“We’re working hard to increase the number of profitable sports bettors in the UK and around the world; this affiliate program is the perfect way to reach the people looking to profit from sports betting.“Having already partnered with several affiliates in the sports betting industry during testing, we’ve seen very positive results – and the feedback from our affiliates has been excellent – so now we’re opening it up to anyone who thinks their traffic or users would benefit from what we offer.”For more information on what the Tipstrr team can offer to new affiliates, click HERE. Tipstrr acquired by Natural Intelligence December 10, 2019 Tipstrr announces new cryptocurrency at #bofcon2018 March 22, 2018 Share Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

ANALYSIS: How David Duncan outsmarted Hearts of Oak

first_imgOn Sunday, Kotoko played one of their most tactically disciplined games the team has witnessed all season as they triumphed over Hearts in Accra. A brace from Dauda Mohammed sealed all three points for the Porcupine Warriors.Hearts’ shapeEddie Ansah decided to maintain consistency as he went with virtually the same side and shape that lost to New Edubiase last week. The key changes were in goal as Tetteh Luggard replaced Seidu Mutawakilu and the skillful Isaac Mensah replacing Thomas Abbey. This change meant Ansah was opting for more creativity in his team as opposed to hardwork. Sarbah Laryea and Emmanuel Hayford continued their pairing in the middle of the field while Foovi Aguidi and Kenneth Okoro played on top.Kotoko shape David Duncan’s starting lineup (pictured below) was more straightforward.In the absence of Ahmed Toure, Obed Owusu led the line with Dauda Mohammed playing behind him in a 4-4-1-1 while Michael Akuffo played ahead of Kwadwo Poku in the centre of the field. The backline remained intact from last week with Abeiku Ainooson and Ahmed Adams continuing their partnership in the heart of defence.Match summaryThe game started at a ferocious pace with some end to end action in the first 20 minutes, After Dauda Mohammed’s first goal, Kotoko sat deeper and caught Hearts on the break several times. The Porcupines should have killed off the game in the first half or the earlier parts of the second half before Hearts’ equalizer. But it became more chaotic after the equalizer and a poor clearance by Robin Gnagne ensured Dauda Mohammed and Kotoko carried all three points on the day. Kotoko tacticsDavid Duncan drilled his side very well on the day and had their 4-4-1-1 shape spot on. While defending, Frank Sarfo Gyamfi and Eric Donkor who played on the flanks for Kotoko dropped deep to join the Kotoko midfield ensuring Hearts had to break down Kotoko’s two lines of four. This move prevented Hearts wide men Eric Kumi and Isaac Mensah also had two men to beat which neutralized their strength on the day. Dauda Mohammed dropped deep into midfield as he served as the outlet for the Kotoko break. This system is reminiscent of Diego Simeone’s 4-4-1-1 which he has used in his spell at Atletico Madrid. Hearts struggle to penetrateKotoko’s shape meant Hearts had major difficulty in trying to penetrate the Kotoko defence. The Phobians had a lot of bodies infront of them as they struggled to break down a well drilled unit. Emmanuel Hayford suffered the most as a result of this as the Hearts front line had little or no movement to make forcing Hayford to hit long diagonals and hopeful balls.  Hearts did not create any clear chance of note especially after the equalizer as they were restricted to long range shots. It came as no surprise their goal as a result of a set piece.Kotoko transitionKotoko’s transition from defence to attack was exceptional on the day. The Porcupines varied short passes with quick over the top balls as they hit the Phobians time and again. Kotoko always broke out in numbers. Obed Owusu’s speed was useful at the top as he alongside Dauda Mohammed were the outlets anytime Kotoko broke forward. Michael Akuffo in his deep lying playmaker role sprayed some lovely passes over the high line of the Hearts defence. Poor decision making cost the team in the attacking third of the field.Hearts defence Hearts defence played so high up the pitch throughout the game and should have been punished for it. The Phobians were exposed several times as a result of this high line with Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, Obed Owusu and Jackson Owusu exploiting the back line on many instances.  Musah Inusah’s relatively lack of speed as compared to the Kotoko backline was exposed as he consistently failed to catch his markers when Kotoko were on the break.SubsBoth coaches exhausted all their three subs but none of these subs altered their shape. Hearts brought on Yamoah to replace Hayford in the centre of the park while Fiamenyo was brought on to partner Aguidi on top with Paul Acquah replacing Isaac Mensah on the wing. For Kotoko, Richard Oti was brought on for Atta Kusi which meant Amos Frimpong moved to right back with Donkor moving to left back and Oti playing on the wing.Akwasi Acheampong was also brought on to replace Abeiku Ainooson in a like for like change in the heart of defence. Kwadwo Poku was brought on to replace Obed Owusu but that was a purely time wasting substitution.ConclusionDavid Duncan’s tactical decisions were spot on in the game as Kotoko was solid in defence and fluid in attack. They managed to limit the influence of Hayford, Mensah and Kumi which proved to be the major difference on the day. Kotoko are deserved winners and should have won by more if not for awful finishing.–CLICK TO READ: Match report – Hearts 1-2 KotokoCLICK TO READ: Eddie Ansah bullish about Hearts survival chances–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

For Lakers teammates, it’s all about sharing court with Lonzo Ball

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“The way Julius was rolling to the basket in the fourth quarter (on Sunday),” Walton said, “I’d like to get them some minutes together. You could go down the line. … I’d like to keep Brook and Lonzo in together.”The problem with achieving all of those wishes should by now be obvious.“A lot of those guys are overlapping positions,” Walton lamented, “and we’re not going to play Lonzo 48 minutes.”Corey Brewer has often compared playing with Ball to his days alongside Andre Miller in Denver and Jason Kidd in Dallas.“He makes the game easier for you,” Brewer said. “When you’ve got a guy like that who’s going to get you the ball in the right spots, the game comes easy so you want to play with him.” LOS ANGELES — The close bond shared by Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball is on display during pregame banter in front of their side-by-side lockers and half-court shooting contests at practice. They live only a mile apart in Marina del Rey, though Kuzma joked Wednesday that the pair had not yet carpooled to practice.“He don’t want to pick me up,” Kuzma said. “He usually has a full car at practice. Brings the entourage.”As Kuzma teased, Ball rolled his eyes.The pair’s chemistry is reflected on the floor, as well. Coach Luke Walton said before the Lakers’ game against Washington that he is searching for opportunities to pair the pals on the floor more often. Although, the more he looked at that, he realized that was true of everyone.center_img Kuzma said he and Ball click so well on the floor because they are both comfortable playing fast.“He likes to push the pace on offense in transition,” Kuzma said. “I’m usually one of the first ones down the floor, (it leads to) just easy baskets like that. We’ve had good chemistry since summer league, just playing with each other.”The 27th pick in June’s draft, acquired along with Brook Lopez in the D’Angelo Russell deal, Kuzma has looked comfortable regardless of who he shares the floor with. In his first three games, he averaged 14.7 points while shooting 60.7 percent from the floor.In some ways, he has been surprised by his own NBA success, saying it has been “easier than what I thought, yes, but at the same time it’s hard, too.”“I’m a pretty smart basketball player,” said Kuzma, who played three years of college at Utah. “I pick up on things easily, but you’re still playing against the best players in the world and you have to guard those guys.”THE RETURN OF BRYANTThe Lakers on Wednesday assigned rookie Thomas Bryant to their G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers. A few hours later, they called him back.Expect that to happen frequently this season, as the team tries to get the center from the University of Indiana practice time in the NBA Gatorade League and with Walton’s Lakers.“The G-League is great for this reason,” Walton said. “He has been great in practice. He brings energy. He’s a good young player. But we’ve got three games in four nights. And again next week. There’s just not a ton of practice time.”Walton said Bryant, who has not appeared in a regular-season game, needs to be playing every day. On Wednesday, he participated in morning shootaround with the Lakers, practiced with the South Bay affiliate, and was back for tipoff against the Wizards.“It’s just getting those guys as much development as possible because there’s not minutes in the rotation for them,” Walton said. “It allows them to keep growing as players.”last_img read more