Indiana NRA backs Frye

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg, Randy Frye has received an ‘A’ rating and has been endorsed by the NRA-PVF (National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund) for re-election to House Dist. 67.“This endorsement is a reflection of your voting record and your issue advocacy,” Christopher G. Kopacki, State Director, NRA-ILA State and Local Affairs, said in a letter to Frye.  “I look forward to our continued partnership advancing the interests of Indiana’s law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.”Frye, a retired firefighter and business owner, is chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee and the Roads and Transportation Committee.  Frye represents House Dist. 67, which includes parts or all of Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.last_img read more

Pioli: Ibrahimovic not ready for Roma

first_img Loading… “We did well at Lecce and we must also do that against Roma. They know how to defend but could give us space to work in. “Our attackers have always moved around. With Ibra up top, we have different characteristics, but even he likes to come deep for the ball. “Now, we must insist on mobility in attack. We need to make the most of the characteristics of the players on the pitch. “Zlatan has worked hard and well. Yesterday he trained with his teammates, but he’s not match-fit yet. “He won’t take part tomorrow. He’ll be with us, but he won’t be on the bench.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli, has said that  Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be in the squad for today’s meeting with AS Roma.’ AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks on during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) semi-final first leg football match AC Milan vs Juventus Turin on February 13, 2020 at the San Siro stadium Pioli concedes Milan need victory to keep their European hopes alive. He said, “Every game is different. It also depends on the attitude of our opponents. In this end of the season, it’ll be important to understand the moments of the match. “It’ll be hot tomorrow, so we’ll have to pace ourselves. We’ll have to be aggressive but also careful.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tomkins rues Mirallas clash

first_img Hammers boss Sam Allardyce described Tomkins’ theatrical response in last month’s loss to Everton as “silly” and the defender does not wish to repeat the embarrassing incident, which saw both players booked. “As a player, I’m against what I did and I wouldn’t have wanted it to happen to me,” he told the London Evening Standard. West Ham defender James Tomkins has admitted his reaction to a push by Everton’s Kevin Mirallas was wrong. “It happened quickly and I reacted but, thankfully, the player didn’t get sent off which would have made it worse. “He did catch my chin when he put his hands up but I wasn’t best pleased with my reaction to be honest. “I wouldn’t want to do anything like that again. I’ve taken plenty of stick about it but it’s behind me now. “At the time I probably did want to get him sent off but, looking at it now, I shouldn’t have done it.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Reward for info on slain Florida dolphins increases to $54,000

first_imgA reward for information about the recent deaths of two slain dolphins along Florida’s Gulf Coast has increased from $20,000 to $54,000.Reward offered for information after dolphins found stabbed, shot to death off Florida coast Officials found one dolphin in the water off Naples killed by a bullet, stab wounds, or possibly both.In the same week, along the Emerald Coast, Wildlife Refuge also found a dolphin with a bullet in its left side along Pensacola Beach.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had offered a $20,000 reward last month. The federal agency announced Monday that it was combining that reward with another $34,000 pledged by animal rights groups.last_img read more

Singer Bill Withers dies at 81

first_imgLegendary singer Bill Withers has died at the age of 81. He wrote and sang a number of timeless records in the 1970s, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.”According to a statement released from his family to The Associated Press, the 81-year-old died in Los Angeles from heart complications.“Lean On Me,” was performed at the presidential inaugurations of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.last_img

Police search for man who exposed himself, attacked Fort Lauderdale day spa employee

first_imgPolice are looking for a man who, they said, attacked an employee at a day spa in Fort Lauderdale.The man was seen on surveillance video at the Angel Day Spa, located off Davie Boulevard, near Andrews Avenue, Saturday afternoon. He is seen going inside, asking about the prices of their services and then exposed himself.Police said the victim tried to get away to call 911, and the man followed her.Surveillance video shows the employee running back toward the front of the spa with the subject right behind her. He is then seen grabbing her.Detectives said the stranger threw the woman to the ground. They said she screamed for help as he attacked her, but eventually ran and fled the scene.If you have any information on this incident or the man’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.last_img read more

Government to allow elite sports events in England to resume from Monday without spectators if conditions met

first_img May 30, 2020 Associated Press Government to allow elite sports events in England to resume from Monday without spectators if conditions metcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — Government to allow elite sports events in England to resume from Monday without spectators if conditions met.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_imgSome drivers took a knee and others again did not in disorganized scenes before Sunday’s race. As in the previous two races this season, all drivers were supposed to gather before the national anthem to stand while wearing “End Racism” T-shirts. Hamilton and others like his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took a knee but others appeared to be hurriedly arriving late and not even in position.OBIT-SALINASHead of Bolivian soccer dies after contracting coronavirusLA PAZ (Bolivia) — Bolivian soccer federation president César Salinas has died from complications linked to COVID-19. He was 58. The federation announced the death on its social media channels. Update on the latest sports Associated Press The Penguins have about two weeks to get ready to face Montreal in the qualifying round of the playoffs.MLB-FREE AGENTSWalker, Volquez, Holland, Morrison make opening-day rostersUNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia second baseman Neil Walker, Texas pitcher Edinson Vólquez and Pittsburgh pitcher Derek Holland have made opening-day rosters.So have Milwaukee first baseman Logan Morrison, Cincinnati pitcher Nate Jones, Tampa Bay pitcher Aaron Loup and New York Yankees pitcher Luis Avilán. The seven were among the former free agents the clubs had to make decisions on by Sunday, five days ahead of opening day.New York Mets catcher René Rivera and Colorado catcher Drew Butera were given $100,000 retention bonuses this weekend, allowing those teams to keep them with minor league contracts.Among those released ahead of the deadline were Philadelphia pitcher Francisco Liriano and infielder Logan Forsythe, Mets first baseman Matt Adams and Washington reliever Fernando Abad.Released players remain eligible to re-sign with the teams.In other major league news: — Nationals outfielder Victor Robles took part in his first workout of the summer following a two-week quarantine. Robles had some at-bats, ran the bases and says he should be ready to start opening day.— The Tigers have announced that Matthew Boyd will start the season opener against Cincinnati. Boyd had been slated to start the opener in March and now will get the chance a few months later. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYSBlue Jays looking at alternate sites for home gamesTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays want to play their home games in a major league ballpark this season. That’s according to pitcher Anthony Bass, who says the front office is working to find a major league ballpark for the team. NASCAR-TEXASChildress gets 1-2 sweep at TexasFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Richard Childress Racing had a successful day at Texas Motor Speedway.Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie Tyler Reddick to the checkered flag. That gave Childress a 1-2 NASCAR Cup finish and quite a show for spectators spread out in the stands.Dillon raced to his third career win and first since Daytona at the start of the 2018 season. He stayed in front on three late restarts, the first after an incident with 29 laps left that shuffled the fast car of Ryan Blaney to a lap back. Joey Logano finished third, with Kyle Busch coming in fourth a day after he finished ahead of the field in two races. Series points leader Kevin Harvick was fifth.NHL-PENGUINS-CROSBYSidney Crosby out with health issuePITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is dealing with an unspecified health issue. Crosby left a team scrimmage early on Saturday and then was held out of practice a day later. Neither head coach Mike Sullivan nor assistant coach Mark Recchi (REH’-kee) offered any detail on what might be ailing Crosby. UNDATED (AP) — NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols are ongoing. Rookies for Houston and Kansas City are set to report Monday and rookies for other teams are due on Tuesday. Players for all teams are scheduled to report by July 28. Many prominent players expressed their thoughts in a social media blitz Sunday.Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whose wife is pregnant, wrote: “We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones.”And Saints quarterback Drew Brees tweeted, “If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020.” He wrote, “We need Football! We need sports! We need hope!”center_img July 20, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-MEMORIALRahm in command at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jon Rahm will move to the top of world golf rankings after a convincing victory at the Memorial. Bass said he spoke with general manager Ross Atkins and emphasized that players prefer a big league stadium. The veteran reliever added that players are willing to share a home venue with another team and make other sacrifices.Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging.The team’s minor league options are its training facility in Dunedin (duh-NEE’-dehn), Florida, or its Triple-A affiliate stadium in Buffalo.NFL-TRAINING CAMPSNFL players urge league to address health concerns Nicklaus, wife recovered from coronavirusDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he’s recovered from a health scare.The golf legend revealed during Sunday’s CBS telecast of the Memorial that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pandemic.He said his wife had no COVID-19 symptoms, while Nicklaus had a sore throat and a cough. Nicklaus said they were home in North Palm Beach, Florida, from March 13 “until we were done with it” on about April 20.Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 a month apart at the start of the year. HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXHamilton wins 8th Hungarian GP to equal Schumacher F1 recordBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher’s single-venue record and take the championship lead. Hamilton’s latest victory from pole position was as comfortable as the nearly 9-second margin over Max Verstappen suggested. The British driver’s 86th GP win moved him just five behind Schumacher’s F1 record of 91. Hamilton is also demanding more support from Formula One’s governing body and urged other drivers to make more of an effort in the fight against racism. Rahm closed with a 3-over 75 for a 9-under total, three strokes ahead of second-round co-leader Ryan Palmer at Muirfield Village. The 25-year-old Spaniard was leading by seven shots on Sunday before a double-bogey on the par-5 11th cut into his advantage. Rahm later received a two-stroke penalty after being initially credited with a five-stroke win.To become the No. 1 golfer, Rahm had to win the tournament and hope Rory McIlroy finished no better than third. McIlroy tied for 32nd.Rahm joins Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. 1.Tiger Woods carded a 76 for the second time in three days, leaving him at plus-6. GOLF-NICKLAUS-CORONAVIRUS Salinas had been admitted to a private clinic in La Paz this month for treatment after contracting the coronavirus. The former chairman of Bolivian club The Strongest became president of the national federation in 2018.last_img read more

Foreign students underrepresented in Greek system

first_imgChloe Stepney contributed to thisarticle. Although USC boasts a vibrant Greek community, only a small portion of the Greek system is comprised of international students.Of the 1,833 undergraduate international students at USC, only 105 were involved in the Greek system last year, according to Beth Saul, assistant dean of student affairs and director for Office of Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Parent Programs.Overall more than 2,600 out of the nearly 17,000 undergraduate students at USC were involved in Greek life last year.Design by Kathryn Mock | Daily TrojanAn international student at USC is therefore three times less likely to join a fraternity or sorority at USC than an American student.“We are making efforts to reach out to international students that want to go Greek,” Saul said.Although the number of international students involved in Greek life is proportionately small, Saul notes the number of international students joining the Greek system at USC is increasing yearly.Compared to the 2008-2009 academic year, the number of international students involved in Greek life rose 7 percent during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to Saul.The Greek community has made a concerted effort in the past few years to reach out to international students especially during international student orientation.“We had a Greek life info session during international orientation session last year and it was very successful, so we decided to have one again this year,”Saul said.Some students, however, including Alexander Silkin, a junior from Russia majoring in computer science and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, found the Greek life session during international student orientation discouraging.“For international students, at one time during orientation there was a one-hour seminar and I just decided to go to the Greek seminar,” Silkin said. “It wasn’t particularly helpful, so I think that really turns people off.”Raymond Carlos, the associate director of the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership, notes the low number of international students involved in Greek life can be attributed to people’s association with the word “Greek.”“The fact that we call it Greek life may just sound different to other people,” Carlos said. “People may not be familiar with what we mean by Greek.”Silkin, who lived for several years in Hong Kong, concurs with this analysis, noting that the Greek system is a foreign concept for many Asians.“Even though I basically lived in Hong Kong, even though it’s Asia, it’s very western so it wasn’t hard for me to adjust, but I think people coming straight from Asia would find it hard to fit [into the Greek system],” Silkin said.As an American citizen who grew up  in London, Christopher McMahon, a junior majoring in business and cinematic arts, understands how international students are not culturally aware of Greek life.“I can see why there isn’t much of an international population, just because it’s a strange concept,” McMahon said. “There really isn’t a good way to understand what [fraternities and sororities] are if you’re not brought up knowing what they are.”McMahon said he believes the best way to increase the international population in the Greek system is through word of mouth.“Once you get more [international students] into the system, they start talking to their friends and other peers that are overseas, then you get that rollover effect, that initial push,” McMahon said.last_img read more

UK doctor claims to have given banned drugs to sports people

first_imgMark Bonar charged stars thousands of pounds for performance-enhancing drug programmes, according to an investigation by The Sunday Times.Part of the inquiry will focus on the UK Anti-Doping watchdog, which was apparently given evidence on the matter two years ago but failed to take action.In the meetings, the doctor claimed his network of “clients” included a cricketer, cyclists and tennis players. Several Premier League footballers were also among his clients, the doctor told reporters.last_img read more