Bath Road to close for paving

first_imgBath, IN—Bath Road in Franklin County will be closed July 10th at 8am-5pm from the State line to Harmony Rd. This closure will continue until all of Bath Road is paved.  The Franklin County Highway Department asks drivers to please find an alternative route of travel.last_img

United hold no fears for Kamara

first_imgOn-loan Norwich forward Kei Kamara is not worried about being a marked man at Manchester United next week having already got the better of the Red Devils when playing for Kansas City. The Sierra Leone forward came off the bench for the final 30 minutes of Saturday’s victory over Everton, scoring a late equaliser with a towering header from a corner before captain Grant Holt netted in injury time to give Chris Hughton’s men a first league win in 10 attempts. Kamara faced Sir Alex Ferguson’s star-studded squad during their pre-season tour in 2010, and said: “We played against United when I was with the Kansas City Wizards and they were on a pre-season tour of America. We were the only team to beat them, I scored and got an assist in a 2-1 win.” Press Associationcenter_img He continued: “Almost everyone was in the United team, (Paul) Scholes and (Ryan) Giggs were playing and (Dimitar) Berbatov scored their goal, all their top guys were playing. “So I may be a marked man against them next week now, but that actually makes it a lot of fun for me. I am used to being man-marked in America and it just means I have to work much harder because you have to do different tricks to get past people and I really enjoy that.” Following an unsuccessful trial at Stoke in December, the 28-year-old – whose move to Norwich could be made permanent in the summer – intends to make the most of the chance given to him by Hughton and an opportunity to bring his charity work to a new audience. “It is a great, great moment in my life. It means a lot to me to be the first player from Sierra Leone to score in the Premier League,” Kamara said. Speaking about his charity work, he added: “It is something I have been doing for the last few years and I am building up the foundation in America. “It means I can give something back to the people in my country. It will provide kids in Sierra Leone with school fees and scholarships. I am just trying to help them as much as I can. “Hopefully it will help the kids to have hopes and dreams and to realise that they can do something in life.” last_img read more

Rodgers backs Monk for success

first_img The away performance spoke well of Monk’s impact since being appointed caretaker manager earlier this month, when the club sacked Rodgers’ successor Michael Laudrup. Having been on the Swans playing staff for 10 years before moving to the dugout, nobody knows the club better than Monk and Rodgers sees him as the ideal man to take the reins on a permanent basis. “He’s absolutely first-class,” said the Liverpool boss. “He’s a good man and he’ll be up early in the morning until late at night trying to make Swansea successful. “He’s been thrown in at the deep end with no experience and how he’s dealt with that has been fantastic. “He’s really calm and you can see the players working for him “They had a wonderful spell with Michael in charge but they decided to make the change and Garry is a guy who can really carry the club forward. “He’s done exceptionally well so far and I hope he gets the continued chance to build his career as a manager because he’s a good man.” Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his former club Swansea are in good hands with Garry Monk at the helm. The two sides contested one of the games of the season at Anfield on Sunday, with the Reds emerging victorious when Jordan Henderson sealed a 4-3 success with his second of the afternoon. Rodgers’ previous employers can feel aggrieved not to have taken anything other than pride from the game, having fought back from two early goals to level at 2-2 and 3-3. As for his own club, results at the weekend left Liverpool six points clear of Tottenham in fourth place and just four off table-toppers Chelsea. They remain outsiders for a title tilt, largely due to their erratic defending, and Rodgers accepts cooler heads may be required in the run-in. “I will want us to show more calmness at times,” he said. “You have to have solidity and we were nervy from behind. That’s something we need to be much better at. “But I think in the big games we’ve been at our best this season – Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton – and we’ve got some of them still to come here.” Monk but could hardly hide his excitement when he spoke about the future of the team. Having lost some of their spark in the final days of the Laudrup administration, there is optimism once again at the Liberty Stadium and Monk shares it. “To be at Liverpool pushing for a result until the last second after drawing with Napoli (in midweek) fills me with confidence and it should fill the players with confidence too,” he said. “We’ve only been working with them two weeks and if we can go forward even longer the sky’s the limit. “That’s what they have to believe and that’s what I have to believe. It’s why you do it.” Monk also dampened speculation that star striker Michu, currently out injured, could be heading to Russia before the country’s transfer deadline. “Michu is the type of player who will attract interest and he is a good player, but he needs to get himself fit and that’s got to be his first priority,” he said. “We’re not a selling club.” last_img read more

Azpilicueta hails Chelsea mentality

first_imgChelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta believes improved mental strength within the squad has made as much of a difference as their summer signings. “We will see in May. We’re on top of the table but that’s a long way off, but we want as few problems as possible up to then.” The impact of Costa, who Mourinho believes is now over his injury problems, cannot be underestimated so far this season and he gives his team-mates the confidence they will always score. “We’re lucky to have three really good strikers. We showed it when he was out, when Didier (Drogba) and Loic (Remy) came in and were scoring,” added the Spain international. “Now he’s back and scoring. He plays with high passion, he’s always fighting for team, and is even after goals in training – he’s a great finisher. “If we analyse him he scores but helps so much in the team. Even in last five or 10 minutes he was pressing high and doing his job. That’s great for the whole team.” The Portuguese claimed most sides would have been happy to take a draw at Anfield but his team were not as Azpilicueta, back in the starting line-up after suspension, agreed. “I think we are stronger mentally now. The players who came have given us another dimension as well,” he said. “I think you saw that. When the team was losing we were still really strong mentally. “The whole squad know we have to fight together. Some players have more talent, some score goals, and sometimes we have to defend for them – but the main thing is we do it all as a team. “We got it back to 1-1 pretty soon and after that did very well. Obviously we’d prefer not to go behind but that is going to happen at times. “Over the last few games maybe we haven’t played our best football and the scores have been tight but over the whole season you know that everyone can’t keep playing very well and winning easy. “We knew it would be tough here (at Anfield) but we fought so hard until the end – the aim was just to get those three points and we did. “Last year we were so close to winning the title and this year we know it will be tough but that’s what we want. Press Association While striker Diego Costa’s 10 goals in 11 league matches, having added to his total with the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Liverpool, and Cesc Fabregas’ creativity in midfield have given Jose Mourinho’s side undoubted quality there has been a shift up in terms of character. Mourinho pointed to as much when he praised his team for the ambition they showed at Anfield, especially in the second half having come back from an early Emre Can goal to equalise through Gary Cahill. last_img read more

Florida Lawmaker Wants Earlier Start to Hurricane Season

first_imgA Central Florida lawmaker is trying to convince the federal government to start the hurricane season earlier beginning next year.U.S. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy, of Orlando, sent a letter this week to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, requesting that hurricane season officially begin in mid-May. The current season runs from June 1 through November 30.However, Murphy says there has been at least one named storm before June 1 during each of the past six years.She adds that were three tropical storms — Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal — formed in mid-May and the beginning of June this year alone.“This presents a practical problem, because government officials and residents in hurricane-prone states use this season to inform their funding choices, public awareness campaigns, and preparation decisions,” Murphy’s letter explains.It goes on to say, “Accordingly, an official season that does not accurately predict major storm activity could result in readiness being compromised and people and property being harmed.”Tropical Storm Cristobal formed very early, spawning a tornado that caused damage here in Central Florida. It is clear that the official Atlantic hurricane season can no longer accurately predict hurricane activity. We should extend it. #FlaPol #FL07https://t.co/VaulggpQBC— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) June 17, 2020 NOAA has received the congresswoman’s letter and the agency looks forward to discussing the topic with her, according to spokesman Christopher Vaccaro.Although several tropical storms have formed in the Atlantic Ocean before June 1 in recent years, most of them have been considered “marginal in their structure,” says Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University.In addition, improved satellite monitoring has likely led to an increase in short-lived, weak storms being named by the National Hurricane Center during recent years.The only named hurricane before June since the satellites started being used in 1966 was Hurricane Alma, which occurred in 1970.“I don’t think there is any reason to lengthen the hurricane season, since we haven’t had a hurricane in May in 50 years,” Klotzbach said in an email.last_img read more

Elite League’s ‘East Coast derby’ should be a thriller

first_img….Conquerors ready for MonedderlustBy Ras WadadaA thrilling encounter is anticipated for the opening game today when bitter rivals, Buxton United and Victoria Kings collide at the Tucville Community ground.The youthful United unit suffered a 4-0 loss in their last game against the GDF, who also made light work of the Kings 7-1 in the season’s opener, but this evening they face a new look Victoria side that held Conquerors to a score-less tie in their last outing.These two sides have a long history of football rivalry that always bring out the best in them whenever they meet and with crucial points on line it is the general feeling among fans that this game will be a thriller.After their opening game humiliation the Kings have called on their most experienced players to boost their challenge and immediately a vital point was earned. Defender Shawn Samuels at age 43 is the oldest player in the League and in tandem with 38 year-old Sherlock Dowden is the oldest combination playing in central defense in the Elite League.Forty-eight-old Winston Pompey has also returned to the side and impressed in the midfield which young Akeem Holder and Captain Calvin De Souza will be part of as well.The Buxtonians’ challenge will be rely on the availability of key players nursing injuries. Central defender Rondell Assanah and Jeremiah Thorne have been out since the opening game and in the last match forward Dillon Wright had to leave the field after sustaining an injury to his shin. Coach Herbert ‘Dan’ McPherson who hails from the village of Victoria is hopeful that they will be fit to join their Captain, Devor Dennis and the starting line-up for today.Kick-off time is 18:00hrs.The feature game should also provide excitement as home side Conquerors, the only team not to concede a goal so far, seek maximum points after dropping two in the last outing. Their opponents, Monedderlust come into the game brimful of confidence after beating Linden’s Top XX 2-1 last Sunday which sets the stage for a grand show down.The speedy Vincent Cottoye will need more support in attack if the Berbicians hope to prevail against a youthful Conquerors outfit determined to return to winning.last_img read more

Upper Dem trounce West Dem 3-0 to win GT Beer Inter-Association Cup

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanA YOUTHFUL Upper Demerara, brimming with confidence after a tense start and boosted by a home crowd following, punished West Demerara 3-0 to capture the inaugural GT Beer Super Sunday Night Super Cup Inter-Association crown and stash away the first $1M on Wednesday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.Coach Anthony ‘Toto’ Stephens’ trust in this bunch of intelligent players paid off after settling in from an early chance which went a-begging. Kellon Primo had motored down the right and sent a pass to the midfield but that player Jashawn Moore hit the ball over the crossbar.West Demerara responded in kind with an offensive play, but the shot taken was saved by their captain Shaquille Frank, diving brilliantly low to his left.Then it was Jermain Samuels who squared the ball to an unmarked Primo, who somehow was unable to control and he hit the ball just over the crossbar much to the surprise of the home fans.However, Upper Demerara were able to make amends to those early let-ups and from a corner, with the ball seemingly running into touch it was kept into play.This time Jomain Samuels latched on to it and his left foot volley sent Upper Demerara into a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute.And for the next 15 minutes of play the Upper Demerara side played positively and maintained their grasp, as West Demerara were constantly put on the back foot. The first half ended in favour of the home team.After play resumed, the Upper Demerara team maintained their focus and were rewarded in the 67th minute, as a foul enabled Randy Small to step up and bang home a powerful 30-yard free kick that dipped and rushed into the back of the net, making it 2-0. The crowd went into frenzy.Still in control and playing with some amount of ease at this stage of the game, the Linden team got their third and final goal of the game against a tiring West Demerara side in the 81st minute.Kellon Primo secured his sixth goal of the tournament and was later named Most Valuable Player. In tandem with the attacking midfielder Denzil Fordyce, they exchanged passes and Primo beat the opposing West Demerara goalkeeper to score for that 3-0 advantage.By then it was all over, bar the shouting and Upper Demerara deservedly carted off the major spoils and trophy in front of an ecstatic crowd.West Demerara gained $600 000 for their effort. Essequibo/Pomeroon who played an exhibition game which they won 4-2 against a President’s XI (Georgetown failed to turn up) won $400 000.last_img read more

ANN Charges Super Eagles to Succeed in Russia

first_img“We see a team of players from across the Niger, the South-South, the Northern hemisphere and the West of Nigeria where no one has earned a shirt because of quota system. Every member of the Super Eagles has earned a shirt because they deserve it. That’s our concept of a New Nigeria and that’s what we have seen with the Super Eagles.“Within the period of the games, we know Nigeria’s unity comes through very strongly. No one cares who scores the goal, no one cares what part of Nigeria the goalkeeper is from. Everyone speaks one language; one language of hope and expectation and the handshakes, hugs, laughter, smiles, shouts, drums and dance that follow every win of the team will attest to the reality of the spirit that binds us together.“For us as a party, this is the spirit of Nigeria. The spirit of a people so indivisible and united. The spirit of great neighbourliness and warm friendship and love,” he said.Samuels stated that in every win or loss, it will not be about a particular part of Nigeria, but the whole country. He said all Nigerians would focus their energies and prayers for the Super Eagles to win; Muslims pray and Christians, even in some instances gather to pray together.“This is therefore a call to every Nigerian across divides and age to rally round the Super Eagles over the next four weeks as we watch the FIFA World Cup and cheer the Super Eagles to victory.“We know that friendship and fair play rule the game of football. We are confident that as a team, our Super Eagles have what it takes to win the World Cup. However, win or lose, we shall celebrate victory because it’s all about fair play at the end.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Alliance for New Nigeria has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria for success in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup starting next week. The National Chairman of the party, Dr. Jay Osi Samuels said though 23 players have been selected to represent the country, he assured them that about 200 million Nigerians home and abroad are solidly behind them.He urged Nigerians to put away political, religious or ethnic affiliations and to align with one voice to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in Russia.He said as a party with the single focus of seeing a Nigeria where Nigerians are united and can bear each other’s differences while drawing on the beauty of the country’s diversity, he sees the current Super Eagles as a metaphor for that position that the party holds.last_img read more

Title Favourites Clash as Liverpool Host Man City

first_imgBY Demola OjoToday represents the most important day of this Premier League season so far as the competition’s best teams renew a rivalry that defined last season’s title race and may do so again providing Pep Guardiola’s injury-hit Manchester City keep up with Liverpool.Another win for Jürgen Klopp, who has beaten a team led by Pep Guardiola more times than any other manager (eight wins out of 17 meetings), would represent a monumental step for Liverpool, although City ended their unbeaten start to last season. Liverpool, who have dropped just two points all season, host Manchester City, the side whom they are six points clear of. A win would give Liverpool a mammoth nine-point lead over their rivals and would see them be at least eight points clear of both Leicester City and Chelsea.The Reds made a huge statement last time out with their dramatic late win against Aston Villa. Despite being subpar for most of the game, Sadio Mane’s 95th-minute winner gave Klopp and his side a vital victory.If City win, then the title race is well and truly on. Their comeback win over Southampton was somewhat less impressive than Liverpool’s but the fact that they are showing similar levels of resolve will encourage Pep Guardiola.Mane will be pivotal for Liverpool. The Senegalese international has found a new level to his game. His dramatic late winner at Villa Park summed up what has been an excellent season thus far, with six goals and four assists barely scratching the surface. It won’t be a surprise if he’s a central figure at Anfield today as his goals have won Liverpool eight points already this season. He has scored 17 goals in his last 17 league appearances at Anfield.Meanwhile Man City faced another injury blow midweek when goalkeeper Ederson left the Champions League game against Atalanta midway with an injury.Claudio Bravo replaced him and was sent off with less than a half under his belt. The thought of the Chilean being in goal may excite Liverpool fans. However, the Reds should remember that it was Bravo’s man of the match display which won City the Community Shield in August.His distribution and eagerness to play out from the back suits Guardiola perfectly. This is undoubtedly the biggest game of his City career thus far. Bravo will be making his first Premier League appearance in 18 months.Liverpool have gone 16 top-flight games unbeaten against City at Anfield, with their solitary home defeat in the past 28 meetings coming in May 2003.City’s 16-match winless streak away to Liverpool is their longest in the Premier League against any opponent (D5, L11). However, City have only lost one of the last five Premier League meetings (W2, D2).A Liverpool win would ensure they equal the English top-flight record of 11 wins and a draw after 12 matches of a season. Five sides have achieved the feat, including Liverpool in 1990 and Manchester City twice.Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in 28 Premier League matches, winning 19 of the past 20. Their only defeat in 50 league fixtures came against Manchester City in January.The Reds have gone 45 home matches without defeat, the second longest unbeaten run in Premier League history.Liverpool have recovered an unrivalled 10 points from losing positions this season.Manchester City have won 11 of their past 12 Premier League away games, scoring 30 goals during that period. They are the division’s top scorers this season with 34 goals, and have only failed to score in one of their past 33 league fixtures.City have lost two of their opening 11 league fixtures – no team managed by Pep Guardiola has suffered three top-flight defeats before the 15th match of a season.Sergio Aguero has made seven Premier League appearances at Anfield without scoring, his longest wait for a goal at any stadium. He has only had two attempts on target in those seven games.However, he has nine goals from 10 shots on target in the Premier League this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more