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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Spurs going places – Holtby

first_img Press Association Holtby likens the Tottenham situation to the one Bayern Munich faced last season, when Jupp Heynckes managed to sustain a challenge on all fronts that eventually saw them complete a historic treble. “At Bayern Munich, everyone just did their work,” Holtby said. “The players were always patient and did their jobs for the team. “That’s why they won every title – and that’s how I see it here.” Holtby has no personal animosity towards Eriksen. Indeed, he has struck up a close personal friendship with the Dane, who was long touted as a potential Barclays Premier League player without anyone being willing to take a chance. “I get on very well with Christian,” Holtby said. “Off the pitch we do a lot of things. “On it when I get the opportunity I have to show that I can produce something. I need to keep working hard and putting on pressure. “It is going to be a very tough season because we have so many games. “I just saw the other day that we have eight games in December alone. People are going to get injured and we will need everyone.” The chances are Holtby will be back on the bench this weekend, though, when Chelsea visit White Hart Lane for a crucial Premier League encounter. While the result itself may not mean too much in terms of the title battle, a favourable outcome could generate a sense of belief in the Spurs camp that would push them a long way. “I don’t want to put that word in the mouth but we are aiming for very high things,” he said. “Chelsea is a massive game for us and a positive result can give us the confidence we need for the rest of the season. “We want to get in the top four. We want to play Champions League. That is the main aim.” In particular, the deadline-day arrival of Christian Eriksen from Ajax has closed off an avenue to Villas-Boas’ first-choice line-up, hence the Germany international’s selection for Tuesday night’s 4-0 Capital One Cup triumph at Aston Villa. Holtby could be forgiven for a sense of frustration at how events have conspired against him. He has no such feelings, though. Instead he is looking forward to the campaign with relish. “I wanted to come here,” he said. “I wanted to have this challenge. “I could have stayed at Schalke. I could have played there all the time. “But I wanted to fulfil my dream of playing for a top club in the Premier League. “I know Tottenham are going to do something big and I wanted to be part of it.” The 23-year-old quit Schalke for the lure of White Hart Lane in January. Holtby quickly established himself as a regular under Andre Villas-Boas, only for his status to be undermined by the huge amount of change Spurs have undergone to cope with the world-record exit of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Lewis Holtby has no regrets about hitching a ride on the Tottenham bandwagon because he is convinced they are destined for the very top.last_img read more

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Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

first_imgEd O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, was the driving force behind filing the initial lawsuit. (Isaac Brekken/AP Photo/File)A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.The payouts could go to more than 100,000 athletes, including some current players, who were either on college rosters or had their images used in videogames made by Electronic Arts featuring college teams. Lawyers for the plaintiffs say it would be the first time college athletes will be paid for the commercial use of their images.Depending on how many athletes apply for the settlement, the payments could range from as little as $48 for each year an athlete was on a roster to $951 for each year the image of an athlete was used in a videogame.“We’re incredibly pleased with the results of this settlement and the opportunity to right a huge wrong enacted by the NCAA and EA against these players and their rights of publicity,” said Steve Berman, one of the lead attorneys in the case. “We’ve fought against intense legal hurdles since filing this case in 2009 and to see this case come to fruition is a certain victory.”The settlement is with Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Co., which licenses and markets college sports, and does not include the NCAA. The case against the NCAA is scheduled for trial early next year.Plaintiffs in the case, which dates to 2009, contend the NCAA conspired with Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Co. to illegally use their images in videogames.U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken still must approve the proposed settlement, which comes on the eve of a major antitrust trial against the NCAA that could reshape the way college sports operate. That case, featuring former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and others as lead plaintiffs, goes to trial June 9 in Oakland, California.According to documents filed with the court late Friday, attorneys for O’Bannon and 20 other plaintiffs say they have already run up legal fees exceeding $30 million and expenses of more than $4 million in pressing their case. They are seeking an injunction that would stop the NCAA from enforcing rules that prohibit athletes from profiting from their play in college.O’Bannon, who led UCLA to a national title in 1995, is also part of the group settling with EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Co. Also covered by the settlement are suits brought by former Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller, former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston and former Rutgers player Ryan Hart.According to the filing, a pool of money will be available to players after attorneys take 33 percent of the proposed settlement and up to $2.5 million in expenses. Named plaintiffs like O’Bannon and Keller will receive $15,000, while others who joined the suit later would get $2,500 or $5,000.The majority of the money, however, will go to athletes who file for claims, a group that attorneys say could contain between 140,000 and 200,000 players who were on football and basketball rosters from 2003 on. The final payouts will depend on how many of those athletes file claims in the class-action case.EA Sports announced last year it would stop making the long-running NCAA football videogame series because of the litigation and other issues in securing licensing rights.last_img read more

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Reel Adventures Charters Fishing Report

first_imgBy Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters It’s that time of year.The weather has finally warmed up to the spring like conditions we’ve all been waiting for.  And with that, the water will be warming up also and the fish will start to get more active.  My favorite time is coming. April saw some good and bad days on the water.  Still had to be patient, but we were normally rewarded.  The creeks started to flow a bit in the past few weeks and that has brought out some bugs and debris on the water.  This has also brought out the small, insect eating fish.  So, we have been hooking into a lot of shakers lately.  At least it keeps us running for the rods. Most days have been consistently producing the small bug eaters and have had a few big ones mixed in to keep it exciting. One of our best days last week saw us hooking into 12 Rainbows.  The first few were only small and had us wondering if we would find a big one.  But after catching half a dozen little guys, we finally hooked into a hog.  Wayne was on the rod and held on while this fish ran the counter out to over 500 feet of line.  What a great run.  We saw the fish jump about 6 times and then made a mad run towards the boat and spit the hook.  Heart breaker. Another couple small fish came to the boat and we were beginning to wonder if we had lost our chance at the big one for the  day.  Well, finally we were rewarded.  At 1:30 p.m. the line started screaming off the reel again.  Wayne was first to the rod again and was hoping for redemption.  After a 10 minute battle, he finally got the fish to the boat.  A beautiful 14 pound Rainbow.  Maybe not as big as the first fish he lost, but still a great fish.  His biggest Rainbow ever. About 20 minutes went by and  then another rod started screaming.  Looks like the afternoon bite is in full swing.  Grahame grabbed the rod this time and the fight was on.  He could get the fish with in 50 feet of the boat, but then it would run back out to 200 feet.  A couple more times this happened until finally his fish was ready for the net.  A nice chrome 14-1/2 pound Rainbow.  Almost a clone of the last fish.  Great battle and some great photo’s. For the next hour we landed another 12 pound Rainbow and a couple smaller ones.  This turned out to be a great day and it reminds me of what is still to come. The water temperature hasn’t quite reached our prime number yet, but when it does, these fish are going to go wild.  Also, keep an eye open for the famous flying ant hatch.  With the hot weather coming up, we should see these insects flying around soon.  They will get blown into the water by the thousands.  And that’s when every fish in the lake will finally come to the surface and put the feed bags on!! Looking forward to the next couple months.What are they biting on??? We’ve been catching a lot of fish on our bucktail flies.  Lots of shakers at this time of year, but always a few big ones mixed in.  Favorite colors so far have been:  black/white, grey/white, and still purple/white.  The lucky numbers being:  210, 215, 222, 228 Apex lures are working well also.  Similar colors as the flies.  Black/white,  Silver, or blue/green has been working as well. And my favorite Lyman plugs have also been producing some fish.  Lucky numbers: 10, 16, 55, 69. Our water temperature is rising and the fish should be turning on. Prime time is coming, so Let’s get out there.Gerrards are Spawning It’s that time of year when the big Gerrard Rainbows make their journey up the river.  The numbers have been good so far and should continue until the second week of May.  For anyone that hasn’t seen this, it’s something to experience.  Right now there is over 700 fish under the bridge.  Hopefully we see a few more show up over the next week or so. You can check the ministry website for current counts. Check out this site:  www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/fsh/main/mainfish.htmTight lines…………..Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

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