Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper speaking to Greensburg City Council Monday evening.Greensburg, IN— The Greensburg City Council voted in favor of an ordinance on it’s first reading at Monday’s meeting that could raise trash fees to $12 immediately. It still requires a second vote in approval at the September meeting. This increase is nearly 4 times what is currently charged.Mark Klosterkemper, City Street Commissioner stated that the trash removal fees collected for the city do not currently equal that of what the city pays to send the trash to the dump in tipping fees. The increase would be in effect starting on the October water bills if approved again. The ordinance also has provisions to collect an additional $5 per extra trash can collected per household as well as allows for a 3% increase each year starting in 2022.
In an interview reported on www.legia.sport.pl, he said: “I hope that the two clubs come together and I go to London to fulfil my dreams. “He (Wenger) knows that I have the skills, am determined to win and he wants to sign me as soon as possible to start working with me.” Arsenal are also said to be running the rule over 16-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder Federico Valverde from Penarol. While Wenger clearly still has one eye on the future, more pressing matters over the next few weeks will be to recruit some experienced cover to bolster the first-team squad as they head into the defining period of the campaign. St Etienne captain Loic Perrin claims the Gunners are looking to bring him in. The £7million-rated 29-year-old centre-half was recently called into the French national team and would offer some reinforcement to an Arsenal rearguard which has been brutally exposed time and again this season. Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Calleri, 21, is another reported target, with Yaya Sanogo expected to go out on loan, Bordeaux leading the chase, and Lukas Podolski having already left for Inter Milan. It remains to be seen, meanwhile, whether goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will be recalled for the home Barclays Premier League match against Stoke on Sunday following reports he was smoking after the 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day. Former Gunners midfielder John Jensen alleged during comments made as a media pundit for Danish TV during Sunday’s FA Cup third round win over Hull that the Poland international was involved in a heated bust-up with Wenger and subsequently was dropped in favour of David Ospina as a result, a claim which Arsenal subsequently have denied. However, stories have since emerged the player had a cigarette following the match at St Mary’s Stadium, during which he was at fault for the goals, and could be hit with a fine. The 6ft 2ins 17-year-old is viewed as an emerging prospect by the Gunners, but Legia, who only signed the player last year and have him under contract until 2017, are holding out for a fee in excess of £2million. Bielik has told the Polish press of being impressed by Arsenal during a trip to England before Christmas. Press Association Arsenal are expected to push ahead with their interest in Legia Warsaw teenage midfielder Krystian Bielik during the January transfer window.
United picked up just their third away Premier League victory of the season with a 2-0 result over struggling QPR as goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson saw off a spirited display from the home side. But the visitors only clicked into gear after Van Gaal changed his formation, having opted to start with three central defenders – a system the Dutchman has stuck by for most of his first season in charge at Old Trafford. United were nowhere near their best in the first half, leading a pocket of supporters to call for a change to 4-4-2. And with the introduction of Wilson in place of Jonny Evans, Van Gaal seemingly listened with Fellaini’s opener coming just a minute later. However, after the game Van Gaal stuck by his guns and defended his original tactics, saying he will focus on what he sees in training rather than what he hears from the stands. “I have to look at the players and I have to communicate with the players and observe the players,” he said. “I cannot observe the fans because how many fans do Manchester United have? All over the world we’ve got 600 million. You cannot take into account 600 million opinions. “To look at the players, to communicate with the players, to observe, to analyse and so on. That’s my job as a manager. “Before this match I have already thought about this shape and to play it. Then I look to my players in a training session and I look to my game plan and then I choose, and that’s dependable also from what I see at the training ground.” Radamel Falcao was handed a place in the United side having been dropped from the matchday squad for the 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton last weekend. It proved to be a frustrating afternoon for the on-loan Monaco striker, who has been told to prove himself to Van Gaal, as he missed two great chances to add to his three goals for the club. Louis van Gaal insists he cannot listen to the opinions of every Manchester United fan after hearing a number of supporters vent their frustrations at his tactics in the win over QPR on Saturday. But Van Gaal defended the Colombian’s performance and was bullish when questioned about the striker and his display. “It’s not relevant,” he said. “We have 29 players so then we have to talk about 29 players, not one player, because Manchester United has a selection of 29 players and maybe tomorrow 28 or 30. Not just one player. “I’m a manager and you can’t always give the credit to the most expensive player and if a young player never gets a chance then I’m not a very good manager. “I have to treat all of the players at the same level with the same rules and same demands. It’s difficult to understand because the outside world is thinking when you pay a lot for the player then you have to put him in the squad. I do not agree with that opinion. But he (Falcao) has played and I was very pleased.” Falcao’s immediate future at Old Trafford was cast into doubt as he sat in the stands for the Southampton game, with the player’s agent also questioning whether he would see out his season-long loan deal. The 28-year-old would cost United over £40million if they decided to make the move from Monaco permanent in the summer, but with just three goals and a number of niggling injuries it remains to be seen if the club would part with such an amount. The player himself admits he needs to start scoring soon but insists he is pleased with his all-round game and is feeling good out on the pitch. “I am very happy with the win. It was a very difficult game but we managed the match well and got the three points,” he said. “We were very close to scoring more and I could have had two goals. Sadly, the goalkeeper did very well and the other chances were not that clear. “It was 90 very important minutes for me. I need to play and I am very happy that I did. Obviously, I really hope to score soon but the opportunities will come, I am sure of that. “I am fine. I feel really good. I am playing without any sort of fitness problems.” Press Association
Keatley declared “you need Johnny Sexton in your team” in accepting his fate for France’s Dublin visit – but refused to give up on his Test dream despite a refreshingly frank personal appraisal. “To be honest Johnny’s done so well over the last three or four years he deserves the number-one position,” said Keatley. “He’s one of the best out-halves in the world so to be honest I presume that he’s going to be straight in there for the French match, even though he hasn’t played in a while. “He’s still been keeping fit and you need Johnny Sexton in your team. “I can take a lot of confidence from playing in Italy, but also I need to know where I want to get to. “I know that Johnny is number one, but you can’t just accept that. If you’re looking to play second-fiddle to someone the whole time you’re not going to improve personally. “So that’s what I want to do, I want to keep improving and just keep challenging Johnny and hopefully play in more big games like this. “With the sub position I don’t know what’s going to happen there, I’m just delighted with the win in Italy first and foremost. Press Association “And I can still iron out things in my performance. I’m sure I’ll go through it with Joe (Schmidt) and just look to improve.” Ireland boss Schmidt admitted he felt nerves caught Keatley out at several stages during his fourth Test cap at the Stadio Olimpico. Keatley conceded Ireland’s head coach called his nerves correctly, but pledged to keep his emotions in check in future. The utility playmaker traversed a provincial Odyssey with Leinster and Connacht before finding his Thomond Park niche at Muster and admitted using his circuitous route to the top as his current Test match motivation. “A few times leading up to the match I got nervous, I was just thinking to myself that I remembered watching Ireland winning the Six Nations in France last year,” said Keatley. “And I just remembered how much at the time I wanted to be there. “I was actually watching it on my own at home and I really wanted to be out there. “So whenever I got nervous in the week leading up to this game I just reminded myself, ‘This is where you want to be, so suck it up’. “Nerves can be a positive or a negative in a match, everyone gets nervous because it means so much to you. “If you didn’t get nervous it probably wouldn’t mean much to you. “So it’s just a few deep breaths, with the kicking, out of hand there’s a couple I rushed, but after the first 10 minutes once I got settled I felt comfortable out there. “Not everyone can be a superstar and just break through, you need a little bit of luck. “I’ve made some big decisions in my career, going to Connacht and then Munster: I’ve just been working hard so that if I ever did get this opportunity I would be ready for it. “It is a bit of a roundabout route, but a lot of players have to do it that way. “A lot of players get lucky breaks, they get in, but a lot have to work like I did, to keep fighting and keep improving. “And then some players just fall off as well. And that’s the highs and lows of rugby. “Some players might have to retire through injury, there’s so many ways that make or break you. “It’s a long way around but I’m here at the moment and hopefully I’m going to stay here.” Ian Keatley expects Johnny Sexton to reclaim Ireland’s number 10 jersey – but claimed as “one of the best out-halves in the world” he fully deserves to. Keatley posted a 100 per cent goal-kicking record on his RBS 6 Nations debut as Ireland eased past Italy 26-3 with a staccato performance in Rome. The 27-year-old conceded Sexton should start against France on Saturday, however, with the Racing Metro playmaker finally free to return after an enforced 12-week concussion lay-off.
Following last weekend’s road series at Minnesota, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team will look to get their first conference win this weekend when it returns home to face No. 15 Michigan Friday and Saturday night.As road underdogs last weekend, the Badgers battled Minnesota to a 2-2 tie in their first game before dropping the second game of the series to the Gophers 5-2.This weekend, Wisconsin (2-13-3) will have a tough task ahead of itself once again going up against Michigan (13-7-0), who is ranked 15th in the nation and sits atop the Big Ten standings.Wisconsin’s series with Michigan will be its fourth straight series against a top 20 ranked team, but Badgers head coach Mike Eaves said Monday he believes it is a positive thing for his team.“When you play against ranked teams, regardless of what the results are on paper, you become better. You’re drawing up to play at a higher level,” Eaves said. “For our kids, that’s a good thing.”Eaves added he wants his team put together strong performances in back-to-back games, as opposed to last weekend when the Badgers played well in their first game against Minnesota and poorly in the second one.“We’re not where we need to be because if you want to be a big time team, you’ve got to be able to play back to back nights,” Eaves said. “We haven’t been able to do that yet.”Unfortunately for Wisconsin, they will have to play the series without junior defenseman Eddie Wittchow, who was suspended two games by the Big Ten after receiving a disqualification penalty in the Badgers’ finale against Minnesota.According to Eaves, Wittchow’s absence is a major blow to their defensive depth, and will provide an opportunity for younger, more inexperienced players to take on larger roles.With Wittchow out, the Badgers will be counting even more on senior goaltender Joel Rumpel, who is coming off a 45 save performance last Saturday, to keep pucks out of the net. Rumpel has carried the Badgers as of late, with a save percentage of 92.0 over his last nine games.If Wisconsin wants to upset Michigan this weekend, it will also need to continue having success on the penalty kill. The Badgers killed all five of their penalties last weekend against Minnesota after struggling the previous two series against Michigan Tech and Boston University, yielding six power-play goals in four games.The Badgers will also hope Grant Besse can carry over his hot offensive stretch from the Minnesota series. Besse, Wisconsin’s leading goal-scorer with six, scored three times last weekend including a two-goal performance in the second game against the Gophers.Friday night’s game between the Badgers and 15th ranked Wolverines will start at 8 p.m. and will air on the Big Ten Network, while Saturday’s game will start at 7 p.m.
LIVE TV Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said that the future of Indian chess “looks promising” and some players will soon break into the top 10 of the FIDE ratings. Anand, currently at the 15th spot at the FIDE rankings, picked the likes of Pentala Harikrishna and Vidit Gujarathi as the players expected to be among the top-10 in the coming years.READ | Lewis Hamilton Refutes Rumours About Him Crashing Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP Bike Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 17:35 IST Future Of Indian Chess Looks Promising: Viswanathan Anand Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said that the future of Indian chess “looks promising” and some players will soon break into the top 10 Written By Press Trust Of India “I would say Hari (P Harikrishna), Vidit (Gujrati), Surya (Sekar Ganguly), Sasi (K Sasikiran) (as the players of the future). Sooner or later somebody from India will break into top 10. Things are looking promising for India as we have a lot of talent,” Anand told PTI here during an interaction.”Players like Praggu (R Praggnanandhaa, who recently won a tournament in London), Nihal Sarin, D Gukesh, Raunak Sadhwani and there are more. Things are looking good for Indian chess,” he added. “It is a project that has been floating for a long time but a couple of years ago we suddenly thought the 50th birthday was a convenient deadline and we aim for that. That also forced us to concentrate and finish the book,” he said.”I feel it was time to tell my story. And the way we selected it was not so much like an autobiography as to pick out the most significant moments in my life. The ones that I remember the most, that had the most impact on my way of thinking. Extract life lessons from them and present them.”It is a journey through my career and world of chess, the things that I learnt, the struggles that I faced.” First Published: 12th December, 2019 17:35 IST READ | Anthony Rendon Net Worth, Salary And Contract Details With Los Angeles AngelsThe book also contains references to his mother (Susila Viswanathan) who was responsible for him taking up chess. On his rivalry with the legendary Russians Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, Anand said the book has a fair mention of it and both had helped him learn a lot. “I have written about the rivalries with them, how I experienced them, how I won through them. I learnt a lot from them also.” Recalling a particular incident, Anand spoke about how Karpov came 45 minutes late for a game and the manner in which he reacted to it. “That’s an interesting chapter and people would find it interesting too,” he said. On the use of computers in chess, he said, “When I started playing chess, computers had nothing to do with chess. Now they have almost everything to do with chess.”Asked what keeps him going for so long at the highest level, Anand simply said it was because he liked playing chess. On the possibility of taking up coaching once he calls it quit, the five-time world champion said he has not thought much about his future. “I don’t know. I am not thinking too much about that. I might do some mentoring. This year I have a full calendar so that’s my full focus.”READ | Would Love To Shoot In Both 10m And 25m Events At Olympics: Manu Bhaker COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Anand, who turned 50 on Wednesday, said competition among the world’s elite has become really tough and few players have been able to hold on to their positions. He agreed that the gap between world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway and the rest of the players was a “big” one, but said players like Fabiano Caruana (2nd in FIDE rating) and China’s Ding Liren (3rd) were doing well in recent times. “At the moment, the gap between Carlsen and others is a big one. (Fabiano) Caruana and Ding (Liren) are doing incredibly well as well in recent times.”READ | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential MLB Teams For Patriots QBAsked why Carlsen was so special, Anand said, “He is able to basically execute his skills. He has a lot of talent to begin with and puts in a lot of hard work. He is very good at learning new things.” Anand spoke at length about his book ‘Mind Master’ penned along with sports writer Susan Ninan, which is slated to be launched in the city on Friday. FOLLOW US
The City of Lauderhill presents Freddie McGregor, O.D. and Marcia Griffiths, O.D. in concert on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 7pm at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.Internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has made significant contributions to Reggae music since its inception. His undeniable vocal availability boasts hits like, “Push Come To Shove,” “Africa Here I Come,” “I was Born A Winner,” “Guantanamera,” his chart-topping hits, “Big Ship,” ” Lock Dem Down,” and “Bangarang,” and American soul classics like, “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely,” and “Can I Change My Mind.” With his profound natural talent, influenced by legends Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and many others, Freddie finessed his craft to become one of reggae’s greatest singers of all time! Be at the LPAC, as he performs his chart-topping hits!Marcia Griffiths is The Empress of Reggae Music, the Most Honorable Marcia Griffiths, O.D., First Lady of Songs, Female Vocalist Supreme. In a career spanning 40 years to date and still going strong, she hits high points internationally as a soloist and as a duo with Bob Andy, as “Bob and Marcia”. She has toured the world as a member of the I-Threes with Bob Marley and the Wailers. She hit the Billboard chart with “Electric Boogie Song” and created a world class dance, the Electric Slide. Since, she has performed all over the world and is known as “one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica,” and now is your chance to see her live in your city – as she performs her hits “All My Life,” “Love Is Automatic,” “Live On,” “Dreamland,” and more!Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 954-777-2055 or online at lpacfl.com.
SBC (Sports Betting Community), the leading specialist sports betting events and media business, has moved to further strengthen its growing team with the appointment of Martyn Elliott to the newly-created role of Content Marketing Manager.Elliott brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the content industry, including writing for sports and news websites, managing editorial teams, and designing and implementing B2B content marketing strategies for international companies.Among the projects he will be working on for SBC is the new fortnightly Betting on Sports webinar series, which will see well-known experts provide in-depth insights into some of the new opportunities and key issues facing the industry. The webinars will also act as a preview of the 13 tracks at the industry-leading Betting on Sports 2019 event in London, when 3,500 delegates will be treated to a 300-speaker line-up that includes illustrious industry experts like Jason Robins (DraftKings), Paris Smith (Pinnacle) and Sergey Portnov (Parimatch). Opening the webinar series on July 10 is Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, a discussion on how to price markets in what, after a series of poll-defying results over recent years, has become a highly unpredictable sector.The panel for the session comprises Sarbjit Bakhshi (Head of Politics, Smarkets), Matt Shaddick (Head of Ladbrokes Politics) and Steve Donoughue (Owner/CEO of GamblingConsultant.co.uk).Dennis Algreen, SBC’s Marketing Director, said: “We’re delighted to have Martyn on board to drive our marketing with additional creative, customer-focused content. The new Betting on Sports webinar series is a great example of how we are developing our content offering, and there are plenty more new ideas to come.”Elliott added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining SBC, which is renowned for the quality of the content delivered at its events and through its media channels. The company has ambitious plans to further leverage its content offerings and I’m looking forward to being involved in some innovative projects to support them.” To register for the Rare Breed – Betting on Politics webinar (3:00pm GMT 10 July), click HERE. GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon
The high-stakes drama of last season’s postseason division series was long passed, the champagne from the visitors clubhouse scrubbed away to the last inch, and the lingering tensions seemingly put at ease, but it was again the New York Mets who dealt the Dodgers a forceful blow in their home ballpark.The teams met for the first time since last October, and the Dodgers fell short against their National League East foes, 4-2.The Mets, who went on to the World Series, eliminated L.A.in the fifth game of the series, 207 days earlier at Dodger Stadium on a go-ahead solo home run by Daniel Murphy.On Monday night, the baseballs again jumped off the Mets’ bats and carried into the outfield bleachers. This time it was early, at the expense of Scott Kazmir, who was not on the mound in their last showdown. He joined the Dodgers as a free agent in the offseason.Curtis Granderson hit the first pitch he saw from Kazmir, a fastball left up in the strike zone, to right-center field for a leadoff home run in the first inning. Kevin Plawecki followed up with another solo shot in the second.Entering the series, the Mets had hit a major league-leading 47 home runs in 30 games.The Dodgers fell back to .500 after their 16th loss, but stayed in a first-place tie atop the NL West as San Francisco lost to Toronto.Kazmir left the game in the top of the sixth inning after he gave up an RBI double to the Mets’ pitcher, Steve Matz, who turned on a first-pitch changeup. The groundball rolled down the third-base line. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The inning was extended after a two-out fielding error from Howie Kendrick let Plawecki reach first base and allowed Wilmer Flores to advance to second.Over 5 2/3 innings, Kazmir gave up four runs after letting 10 batters reach base. He struck out three. It was the fourth time in his eight starts this season that he had not made it through the sixth inning.Matz’s double gave the Mets a cushion and the Dodgers a deeper hole.Trayce Thompson had earlier trimmed the deficit in the bottom of the fourth when his two-run home run traveled 340 feet, falling inside the foul pole in right field. It was the third home run Thompson has hit in his last 10 games.The offense otherwise saw just five hits and continued a slow home start, as the Dodgers have scored 37 runs in 14 games at Dodger Stadium.It did not help that the Dodgers were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for 2 in the eighth inning, when they had runners on second and first with one out.Jim Henderson came into the game to face Yasiel Puig, who struck out, and Thompson, who popped out to first.In their last five-game road trip at Tampa Bay and Toronto last week, the Dodgers averaged 5.4 runs per game, scoring as many as 10 runs against the Rays.
On the day the NCAA men’s basketball committee concluded its summer meetings — conducted virtually, of course — the Big Ten Conference announced its fall sports seasons would consist of conference games only. It is anticipated that most or all of the “autonomy conferences,” better known as the Power 5, will follow that course.If that same circumstance were to develop in college basketball because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the selection committee would face a far more daunting predicament than deciding between two terrific teams for that final No. 1 seed. It’s only four months away from the scheduled start of the season, though, and fall sports have been affected in dramatic ways.If college basketball were to be placed in a circumstance where there were few or no non-league games to help establish how much comparative value there is in winning a conference game, Gavitt said he believes the selection committee is well-positioned to select, seed and bracket the field. Nine of the 10 members, including chairman Mitch Barnhart of Kentucky, are veterans of the process.“If they’re faced with having to rely more on observation and less on analytics, they’ll be prepared to do so,” Gavitt said. “But it would be a challenge. There’s no question.” BENDER: Big Ten made right call with conference-only seasonNCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told Sporting News that scenario would present “pretty significant” challenges for the committee, including the possibility of “compromising the integrity” of the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET), the primary metric used to sort the teams and gauge accomplishment.“You could imagine a scenario where some conferences play only conference games and others play conference and non-conference games,” Gavitt told SN. “We talked to Google, who helped us develop the NET, and have gotten their counsel on what effect that would have on the NET ranking system. And what they’ve told us back is if there are no non-conference games or dramatically fewer non-conference games, it would impact the effectiveness of the NET.“That kind of cross-pollination is vital to the accuracy of the NET.”Gavitt remains optimistic that if people are playing serious basketball in this country in 2020-21, then colleges will be among them. The return to action of various other sports leagues, most notably the NBA, Major League Baseball and, hopefully, college football will permit those in charge of college hoops to observe what works for them, what does not, and how to assure that the 2020 NCAA Tournament is the last the organization will need to cancel.Gavitt acknowledges the progression (or, hopefully, eventually, regression) of the virus is a variable the NCAA and colleges do not control.“We’ll continue to learn how to do things safely and responsibly,” Gavitt said. “We’ve got a ton of questions. We’ve got more questions than answers. But we’re starting to get answers. I think our staff and the committee are really doing a good job and focused on how we make this thing happen.“I think everyone is still hopeful and planning the season will start on time, on Nov. 10, and we’ll be able to have a relatively full regular season. If things develop differently, I think we’ll be able to adjust, be flexible and be nimble and do what we have to, to try to create a different alternative.”LIST OF ATHLETES OPTING OUT IN 2020MLB | NBAGavitt said he believes there is a strong connection between launching basketball season on schedule and football being able to safely contest its regular season.“The distinction in basketball, of course, is we have a lot of leagues that don’t play football,” Gavitt said. “And so they may be ready to start the regular season on Nov. 10, whereas other leagues might not, or might not want to. It’s an unusual circumstance, for sure. That’s not what’s happening right now. Right now, the overwhelming feeling is we’ll start the season on time.”Asked whether the NCAA would be willing or able to push the NCAA Tournament out of its typical March Madness window into April or May if the circumstances with the virus made that appear prudent, Gavitt said that’s not a consideration at the moment.“But we’re going to continue to evaluate and assess what’s going on in our country and would be prepared with any potential scenario, if necessary,” Gavitt said. “But we’re not there yet. Our contingency planning right now is around social distancing and limited capacity and all the things every sports property is having to plan for.“We’re eight months away, still, from Selection Sunday. So it really is premature to think about dramatic alternations.”