Statewide cases top 1,100 on Thursday

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 1,110 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday. A total of 96,854 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,103,038 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 4 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,110 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 579 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 2 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 417 positive cases and 35 deaths (up 6 new cases), Franklin County has 279 positive cases and 25 deaths(up 3 new cases), and Ripley County has 248 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 2 new cases). Locally, this is an increase of 13 new positive cases.last_img

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Pardew clinging on to Cabaye

first_img Press Association Pardew knows how vulnerable he is to approaches from clubs with far bigger budgets having had to swallow Andy Carroll’s £35million departure to Anfield in January 2011 just weeks after his own arrival at St James’ Park, but he is hopeful that owner Mike Ashley will not be looking to cash in on Cabaye this time around. He said: “I am pretty confident that my owner and the club are in a great financial position. I would be a lot more nervous if we weren’t. “He’s a great player, there are always going to be big clubs sniffing around him. We are fortunate to have him, we are enjoying him while he is here and long may that continue.” Cabaye joined the Magpies for a bargain £4.3million in July 2011, but his performances since have seen the club place a valuation on him of approaching five times that, and certainly far in excess of the £10million the Gunners are understood to have offered during the close-season. However, the Frenchman’s importance to Newcastle was underlined last Saturday when he sat out the 1-1 draw with Southampton through suspension with Pardew later admitting he could have made the difference, and he will go straight back into the team at Crystal Palace this weekend. The Magpies, of course, were major players in the last January transfer window as they swooped for Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran in an ultimately successful – if only just – bid to avoid relegation. This time around, Pardew believes they can afford to be more strategic, although targets have been identified and preparatory calls are being made. He said: “It would be foolish not to have targets, so there are a few people we are looking at, making a few phone calls just to see if they are staying until the summer or what their views may be. “Those are the sort of calls we are making. If we think there’s an opportunity arisen – and there can be in January at times – then we will grasp it; if not, we won’t. “We have got a good team, we have got good back-up. We are stronger than we were two years ago, when we finished fifth, in terms of depth. “Whether the first XI can achieve the same results throughout the season, we will have to wait and see, but the signs are good and the players are playing terrifically well.” Pardew has been credited with an interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Wilfried Zaha, a player who had been in the club’s sights before he moved to Old Trafford, on loan, but the 52-year-old was playing with a straight bat when asked about him. He said: “He’s a Manchester United player, as far as I am concerned, but he is a player I know well because obviously he played for my old team, Palace, and he was absolutely phenomenal when they were promoted and got the big move to United. “Unfortunately, that career has stalled a little bit, but that’s a growing process as well. I know he has done very well at Manchester United in the background and maybe he will get an opportunity there.” However, Pardew did play down speculation that central defender Steven Taylor, who has found himself out of the matchday squad since his return from injury, could be allowed to make a temporary move away from St James’. He said: “We have got so many games coming up, I can’t see me wanting to loan a centre-half. I don’t see the logic in that, so at the moment, that’s a ‘no’.” The 27-year-old France international has returned to producing somewhere near his best form since a proposed summer switch to Arsenal fell through, and has been a central figure in the Magpies’ encouraging start to the Barclays Premier League campaign. However, his future on Tyneside is likely to be raised once again next month with Liverpool and Paris St Germain having already been linked with moves for the former Lille schemer. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will head into the January transfer window hopeful of hanging on to star midfielder Yohan Cabaye as potential purchasers circle once again.last_img read more

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Allardyce backed by Collins

first_img A left-back is believed to be Allardyce’s next target, with Ipswich’s Aaron Cresswell rumoured to be on the brink of a move to east London, and Collins wants to keep up the good work from the West Ham defensive unit. “Defensively we did alright last season,” he added. “We had 14 clean sheets so like the gaffer has said we need to concentrate on scoring more goals – that is why he has brought in Teddy (Sheringham) to improve us in the attacking half so hopefully we can score more goals and get off to a better start. “We (the defenders) have all been here a while now and know each other’s game very well so whoever is asked to play knows what is expected of them – it is a great group of lads so hopefully we can start off well and kick on from there.” Speculation was rife that Allardyce, 59, was on borrowed time with the club’s owners after the previous campaign was tinged with periods of disappointment. Having led the Hammers to a top-half finish in 2012/13, Allardyce oversaw a barren run over the turn of the year and reacted angrily when his side were jeered off the pitch following a home win over Hull towards the end of the season, with many supporters questioning his style of play. Press Association James Collins believes the decision not to replace manager Sam Allardyce in the summer will be massively important for West Ham heading into the new season. Despite those issues, as well as banners being unfurled and opinion polls being held calling for his head, co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have stuck by Allardyce, something Collins feels will stand the club in good stead. “It is great,” the Wales international told Press Association Sport. “As soon as the news came out over the summer the lads were delighted. He has done well for the last two years, we weren’t too happy last season but we finished 13th in the end. “He is so good, he sets out a plan for the whole season and how many points we need to finish as high as we can and improve on last year. “The first couple of years is always tough – you see teams stay up in the first season and struggle in the second year. Last year we weren’t too happy but a lot of teams would have taken that. “We are looking to kick on this year, the gaffer has already brought in a couple of new signings and I’m sure there will be more. “Not once has the gaffer ever told us to play direct. It is about winning football matches, before every game he works out the best way to win and that is how we go out and play.” Collins was speaking on the first day of pre-season training, with new signings Mauro Zarate and Cheikhou Koutate joined at West Ham’s Chadwell Heath training base by the likes of Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll and Ravel Morrison, who is back with the Hammers having spent the back end of last season on-loan at QPR. last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) engineered three touchdown drives in a 6:13 span of the fourth quarter as the Chiefs roared back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 in Super Bowl 54. It’s the first NFL championship for the Chiefs since beating the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Super Bowl 4.Mahomes righted himself after throwing interceptions on consecutive possessions. The comeback started when Mahomes engineered a 68-yard drive that was capped by a one-yard scoring toss to Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see). The Chiefs quarterback put his team ahead for the first time since the second quarter by hitting Damien Williams for a five-yard TD. Williams later capped his 104-yard rushing performance by scampering 38 yards to give Kansas City breathing room.Mahomes shook off a slow start to finish 26 of 42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Tyreek Hill had 105 receiving yards on nine catches, and Sammy Watkins had five receptions for 98 yards.The 49ers took advantage of Mahomes’ first interception by turning it into a one-yard scoring run by Raheem Mostert late in the third quarter. Mostert’s scoring run gave San Francisco a 20-10 lead.Chiefs coach Andy Reid earned his 222nd career victory, and his first in a Super Bowl. No other coach had won more games without winning an NFL championship. — Pierre-Luc Dubois (look doo-BWAH’) scored twice and added an assist to send the Blue Jackets to their seventh win in eight games, 4-3 over the Canadiens. Columbus netminder Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LIH’-kihnz) made 27 saves and improved to 10-2-0 since replacing injured starter Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh). The Jackets are 11-2-1 since New Year’s Eve, pushing them one point ahead of the Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division.TENNIS-AUSTRALIAN OPENDjokovic wins 8th Australian titleMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has won a record-extending eighth Australian Open championship, beating Dominic Thiem (teem) 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. No other man in the history of tennis has won this tournament more than six times.It’s the 17th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, who has five titles from Wimbledon, three from the U.S. Open and one from the French Open. Only Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s (nah-DAHLZ’) 19 top Djokovic’s Grand Slam count. — Andre Drummond had a double-double and the Pistons rallied from an early 21-point deficit to beat the Nuggets, 128-123 in overtime. Drummond had 21 points and 17 rebounds before fouling out midway through OT. Reggie Jackson added 20 points and Bruce Brown scored 19 as Detroit ended a five-game losing streak.NBA-NETS-IRVING OUTKyrie Irving out at least a week with right knee sprainNEW YORK (AP) — Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least a week with a sprained medial ligament in his right knee.Irving was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to Washington. He and Wizards guard Bradley Beal became entangled while battling for a loose ball. Irving’s knee twisted as he landed on the court, causing him to stay down for a couple minutes before taking the jump ball and heading to the locker room. Djokovic’s victory means he will return to No. 1 in the rankings, replacing Nadal.Thiem is 0-for-3 in Grand Slam finals.PGA-PHOENIX OPENSimpson rallies to win Phoenix OpenSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson rallied late in regulation to beat Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and capture the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. The 49ers fell short in their bid for a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title, even though they dominated for much of the first 3 1/2 quarters. Garoppolo threw for 219 yards and kept the Chiefs’ defense guessing by completing passes to eight receivers.NBA-SCHEDULERockets rally past PelicansUNDATED (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets were able to cool off the surging New Orleans Pelicans while staying atop the NBA’s Southwest Division.Harden fell one assist shy of a triple-double as the Rockets guard delivered 40 points and 10 rebounds in a 117-109 victory over the Pelicans. New Orleans led 97-92 until Harden nailed a 3-pointer that sparked Houston’s comeback. Irving was less than two weeks removed from returning to the lineup after missing 26 games with a right shoulder injury.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALLHawkeyes rally past IlliniIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has won a Big Ten matchup of top-25 teams.Luka Garza contributed 25 points and the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes ended Illinois’ seven-game winning streak by downing the 19th-ranked Illini, 72-65. Garza was held scoreless for the first 15 minutes before finishing 9-for-16 from the field, including a career-high four 3-pointers. He also had 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season. Update on the latest sports Brandon Tanev (TAN’-ehv) scored the eventual game-winner and Matt Murray stood tall during a last-minute onslaught to help the Penguins secure a 4-3 victory in Washington. Tanev’s goal with 2:33 remaining gave the Pens a seemingly comfortable 4-2 lead, but Lars Eller put the pressure back on Pittsburgh by scoring just 15 seconds later.Murray finished with 29 saves and Patric Hornqvist provided the go-ahead tally, one day after the forward underwent a dental procedure. Sidney Crosby had an assist in his 50th career game against Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn), who was held off the scoresheet.Eller scored twice for the Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Hurricanes pulled out a 4-3 win over the Canucks on Justin Willliams’ second game-winning shootout goal in four games since returning to Carolina. Nino Niederreiter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur), Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) and Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) scored in regulation to back James Reimer, who made 32 saves. Vancouver’s winning streak ended at five games despite Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Pettersson’s two goals. The American three-time overall champion decided to skip the races in the 2014 Olympic resort after winning the previous super-G and a downhill in Bulgaria a week ago.The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SUPER BOWLChiefs, Niners tied at halftimeMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have ended a half-century of frustration. Russell Westbrook added 22 points for the Rockets and Ben McLemore had 22 off the bench.Rookie sensation Zion Williamson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action:— Giannis Antetokounmpo’s (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-pohz) 30 points and 19 rebounds were among the Bucks’ highlights in a 129-108 rout of the Suns. Fellow All-Star Khris Middleton had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which shot 49.5% and made 15 of 38 from 3-point range. The Bucks rebounded from Friday’s setback against Denver and avoided just their second losing streak since the start of last season.— Terence Davis scored a career-high 31 points and the Raptors picked up their team-record 11th consecutive victory by ripping the Bulls, 129-102. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 17 points for Toronto, which outscored the Bulls 69-39 in the second half to beat Chicago for the 12th straight time. The Raptors were without guard Norman Powell, who broke the ring finger on his left hand in Friday’s win at Detroit. February 2, 2020 Simpson birdied the final two holes of regulation to force a playoff before sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win it. Finau missed an 18-foot birdie try in the playoff.Simpson closed with a 2-under 69 for a 17 under total.WORLD WCUP-WOMEN’S SUPER-GBrignone wins super-G in overall leader Shiffrin’s absenceROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race. Joe Wieskamp and CJ Fredrick each had 18 points for the Hawkeyes, who hit five of their last seven shots.Illinois led 62-61 before going scoreless over a 3:59 stretch, ending the drought in the closing seconds.NHL-SCHEDULEPens hold off CapsUNDATED (AP) — A month ago it appeared the Washington Capitals were poised to run away with the NHL’s Metropolitan Division title. The Pittsburgh Penguins have changed all that by winning 16 of their last 21 games to get within four points of the Caps with one game in hand.last_img read more

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Osaka lives to fight another day, Djokovic cruising at French Open

first_imgBy Martyn HermanPARIS, France (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka stayed on course for a third successive Grand Slam title and Novak Djokovic a fourth at the French Open yesterday but their paths to the third round could not be more different.For the second match in a row Osaka had to battle back from a shocking start, this time losing the first four games against former world number one Victoria Azarenka before winning a titanic tussle 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in just under three hours.The Japanese top seed struck 52 winners as she stretched her winning run in the Grand Slams to 16 matches.“I have this mindset that I feel like I can win if it gets down to the wire, like, if I have to break a person. I feel like I have the ability to do that,” Osaka, who next plays Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, said. Djokovic, bidding to hold all four Grand Slams simultaneously for the second time in his career, had no such dramas as he followed Osaka on to Court Suzanne Lenglen.The Serb was in cruise control as he beat Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen, the world number 104, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 to set up a third-round clash with Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso.“He has nothing to lose. I’m sure he’s going to be very motivated to play his best,” Djokovic, who won the title to complete his first ‘Nole Slam’ in 2016, told reporters. Serena Williams moved smoothly through to the third round with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara, setting up an all-American tussle with Sofia Kenin who benefitted from the withdrawal of 22nd seed Bianca Andreescu through injury.Williams is trying again to match Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam titles, having fallen twice in finals last year on her comeback from maternity leave. Defending champion and third seed Simona Halep did not have things all her own way against Poland’s Magda Linette but came through a tough battle 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.Dominic Thiem, beaten in last year’s final by Rafael Nadal, also had some trouble against Alexander Bublik.He had to save two set points in the fourth set to avoid a decider and was relieved to win 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5. He will play unseeded Pablo Cuevas next.Fifth seed Alexander Zverev, ninth seed Fabio Fognini and 13th seed Borna Coric all progressed with ease although Juan Martin del Potro, the eighth seed, needed five sets to subdue Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. Several Frenchmen survive in the draw, including Gael Monfils who will face a second successive all-French clash in the third round when he plays wildcard Antoine Hoang.Hoang enjoyed a memorable win on Court One “Bullring” against Spain’s experienced 23rd seed Fernando Verdasco.No French women have reached the third round for the first time since 1986 after Caroline Garcia lost 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova.last_img read more

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B1G champs: Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin handle Michigan State to claim Big Ten championship

first_imgWith a Big Ten regular season championship just one win away, nobody was going to stop Frank Kaminsky and No. 5 Wisconsin on Senior Day.Like the Badgers, Michigan State came to the Kohl Center Sunday looking to bounce-back after a loss, but behind a season-high 31 points from Kaminsky, Wisconsin defeated the Spartans 68-61 to win its first Big Ten regular season championship since 2008.Kaminsky was 11 of 17 (64.7 percent) overall from the field, 3-for-4 from three-point range and 6-for-8 from the free throw line for the game. The seven-footer added eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in his final game at the Kohl Center.“It’s my last game here and I wanted to do something special,” Kaminsky said of his Senior Day performance. “To go out on Senior Day and win a Big Ten title is unbelievable.”Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan saw Kaminsky’s performance in him before the senior even took the court at the Kohl Center for the final time.“He was ready to play. He was not going to be denied,” Ryan said of Kaminsky.Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldWisconsin (26-3, 14-2 Big Ten) opened up the game in the second half, going on an 11-0 run to push its lead to 47-25. The 22-point lead was the largest of the game for Wisconsin. Senior Josh Gasser had five straight points in that stretch including two free throws after Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was given a technical foul, followed by Gasser’s lone three-pointer of the game.The Badgers continued to get the ball inside in the second half, outscoring the Spartans 34-22 overall in the paint Sunday. It was something that UW wanted to do after settling for outside shots against Maryland Tuesday.“We knew they were a physical team so we had to get something going inside,” Kaminsky said. “Against Maryland we settled for a lot of shots and we didn’t want that to happen again.“So we just tried to get that going from the start of the game and it helped us push the lead out and we never looked back.”The Spartans (19-10, 10-6 Big Ten) kept threatening to cut into the Badger lead after that, but only closed within 10 points with 18 seconds left in the game. By that time, Wisconsin had all but wrapped up a share of the Big Ten regular season championship and a bounce-back win after the loss to Maryland Tuesday night.View Gallery (10 Photos)Wisconsin came into Sunday’s game struggling on offense, shooting above 50 percent as a team only once in its last six games. However, the Badgers found their shot against the Spartans, shooting 52 percent (26 of 50) overall and 43.5 percent (10 of 23) from three. UW was also 12-for-15 from the free-throw line.Along with Kaminsky, Gasser was playing his final game in Madison and finished with nine points on 2-for-4 shooting while going 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He is one of two players (Michael Finley) in Wisconsin history to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 250 assists for his career.Entering his fifth season as a Badger, Sunday’s game was one that Gasser had been looking forward to for a long time.“When the schedule came out, first time I looked at it, I had this day circled because I envisioned this exact scenario happening – Senior Night, last home game, against a really good team closing out the Big Ten,” Gasser said.  “I didn’t know for sure if [winning a Big Ten title] was going to happen. It looked a little rough at times especially when [senior Traevon Jackson] went down, but we were able to stick together as a team.”Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldSenior forward Duje Dukan did not score in ten minutes of action Sunday, but did grab three rebounds. Senior guard Traevon Jackson, who said he was going to play Sunday, was not cleared to play and did not take the court.With Jackson currently injured, and Gasser and Dukan going through injuries of their own in their careers at UW, Sunday was a fitting end to a group of seniors that had battled through so much.“A book could be written about the four of them,” Ryan said of the seniors. “And not that the other guys in the past it wasn’t the same, but you just think of the experiences these guys have had and what some of them have been through and how they’re battling things right now, I couldn’t be prouder of a group of seniors than this group.”Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldIn the first half, Kaminsky and sophomore forward Nigel Hayes dominated Michigan State, scoring 28 of Wisconsin’s 36 first half points and the first 19 points of the game for the Badgers.Wisconsin opened up the game with an 8-2 lead before Michigan State responded with a 9-2 run of its own to pull ahead 11-10. The run was capped by three-straight 3-pointers from the Spartans’ Bryn Forbes and Travis Trice.But the Badgers kept attacking inside and finished the half on a 26-14 run behind Kaminsky, who finished the half with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting as they entered halftime with a 36-25 lead. Hayes had 10 points in the half, going 5-for-6 from the floor and finished the game with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting.Forbes led the Spartans with 11 first half points and led the team with 21 points overall. Trice (16) and Denzel Valentine (10) were the other Spartans in double-figures Sunday.Wisconsin was 16-for-27 (59.3 percent) in the first half, controlling the points in the paint with a 24-6 advantage over Michigan State. The Spartans were 10-for-24 (41.7 percent) from the floor in the opening half of play.The Badgers will now seek the outright Big Ten regular season title and the number one seed in the Big Ten tournament, which they can achieve with a win in either of their final two regular season games.This season’s Big Ten championship is the fourth under Ryan (’02, ’03, ’08) and the 18th in program history.Wisconsin returns to the court Thursday when they travel to Minnesota before closing out the regular season at Ohio State Sunday.The Badgers and Gophers will tip off at 6 p.m. Thursday night from Minnesota.last_img read more

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Jim Boeheim hits, kills man in I-690 crash

first_imgUPDATED: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 5:54 p.m.Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man while driving on Interstate 690 late Wednesday night, a Syracuse Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday morning.Boeheim’s vehicle hit a pedestrian who had exited his car after swerving into a guardrail on I-690, SPD Sgt. Matthew Malinowski said in a statement. There was no alcohol involved in the crash, Malinowski said. Police responded to the scene at about 11:20 p.m.SPD identified the victim as 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, according to Malinowski. Jimenez was in a vehicle that had lost control, swerved into a divider and landed in the middle of I-690 eastbound near Thompson Road in Syracuse on Wednesday, the spokesman said. The oncoming vehicle, driven by Boeheim, tried to avoid the car but hit Jimenez, who was standing on the side of the road, police said.Jimenez was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Malinowski.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll involved — including Boeheim — remained on the scene and cooperated with police, SPD said.SPD Detective George Hack, also a spokesman for the department, told The Daily Orange on Thursday morning that nobody involved in the crash will be charged, at this time.Hack said Jimenez’s family has been notified of his death.“I’m sure he’s an emotional wreck. I’m sure his family is,” added Hack, referring to Boeheim. The SU men’s basketball head coach lives in Fayetteville.Syracuse defeated No. 18 Louisville, 69-49, on Wednesday night. The game ended just before 9 p.m. Boeheim’s press conference following the game ended at about 9:20 p.m., and Boeheim was in the locker room by 9:30 p.m. for player interviews.John Wildhack, director of SU Athletics, said in a statement Thursday morning that Boeheim is in contact with local authorities and fully cooperating. “On behalf of Chancellor Kent Syverud and the entire Syracuse University community, we extend our deepest condolences to all impacted by this tragic accident,” Wildhack said.The Syracuse Police Department identified the victim Thursday morning. Molly Gibbs | Photo EditorUnder the Gate E overlay at the Carrier Dome, most of “Boeheimsburg,” members of Boeheim’s Army who are camping out to watch Syracuse’s matchup with No. 1 Duke on Saturday, heard about the crash as soon as they woke up in their tents, they said. Senior Josh Horowitz was in the middle of setting up his tent with his friend, Anthony Valentino, a junior at SUNY-ESF, when his phone started buzzing. “My bud (Valentino) came to talk to me,” Horowitz said. “And I was like, ‘This is insane.’”Boeheimsburg, as of Thursday morning, had about 15 tents set up by the Dome, more than two days ahead of the Duke game.Junior sports management major Niklas Schmidt said he wondered if the weather caused the crash Wednesday.Students said they have no plans of leaving Boeheimsburg.This post has been updated with additional reporting.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the score of the Syracuse-Louisville game was misstated. The score was 69-49. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Published on February 21, 2019 at 10:18 am Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Tipp’s O’Brien scoops big prize in Newmarket

first_imgGleneagles is owned by the Coolmore partners and this was a fantastic start to the season for Moore and O’Brien. Moore is the main jockey for the stable in 2015. He watched over the 4/1 favourite “Gleneagles” as he scooped the nearly 300 thousand pounds in prize money. Ridden confidently by Ryan Moore, the son of Galileo moved effortlessly to the front when asked and quickly asserted. He was challenged by old rival “Territories” in the final furlong but was always holding on, winning by two and a quarter lengths under Ryan Moore. last_img

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Guyana Announces Arrival of First Oil Production Vessel

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana’s first oil production vessel – the Lisa Destiny has arrived in the country.Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe said this is a historic occasion for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and all Guyanese.“The FPSO’s (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel’s arrival means that we are no more just talking about first oil. First oil is on the horizon. The Liza Destiny’s arrival means that our timetable has moved forward and, as a policy-related body, we are also called upon to advance our timetable,” Bynoe said.The FPSO vessel journeyed for 42 days and nearly 11,000 miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.The vessel took off on its journey after First Lady, Sandra Granger was named the ‘godmother’ of the vessel, at a ceremony hosted in June 2019 in Singapore.The Director of Energy said the Liza Destiny’s arrival should engender a new spirit of nationalism, pride and expectation.“As Guyanese, we should begin to recognise that it is a vessel that will be paid for by Guyanese, pumping Guyanese fuel which will be bringing in revenue for Guyanese to help our country to ultimately be transformed positively from an economic development perspective. It is imperative that as Guyanese we begin to appreciate that the direct and the indirect benefits that emanate from this sector goes far beyond anything that we have seen thus far,” Bynoe said.After clearing customs, the vessel will be connected to the spread mooring before hook-up and installation begins in preparation for production, storage and offloading of Guyana’s oil.The Liza Destiny FPSO was converted from oil tanker, “Tina”, a 1999 Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The conversion included upgrading of the hull and integration of 14 topside processing modules, totalling 16,000 metric tonnes, ExxonMobil Guyana said.This FPSO is a significant component of the Liza Phase 1 development which involves four under sea drill centres with 17 production wells. It has a production capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day and an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels.During normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working onboard the vessel.ExxonMobil Guyana remains on target for first oil by early 2020.last_img read more

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