FLOYD C. GESELL age 91

first_imgFloyd C. Gesell, age 91, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.Born September 24, 1925 in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Luther & Mae Frances (Blackburn) Gesell. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served with Company H of the 37TH Infantry.He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, as well as the Harmony Masonic Lodge #11 F. & A.M. in Brookville.Floyd was retired from the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville where he had worked for many years.Survivors include his wife, Rosina Tarvin Gesell, whom he married June 10, 1998; a daughter, Susan (Michael) Bailey of Milton, Indiana; three step-children, Greg (Susie) Tarvin of Corbin, Kentucky, Martha Ann (Earl) Stenger of Brookville, Indiana, Troy (Lisa) Tarvin of Connersville, Indiana; a brother, Robert (Rita) Gesell of St. Leon, Indiana; as well as several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Gesell who died in 1994; two grandchildren, Jesse Bailey & Thomas Bailey; four sisters, Lorene Feller, Virginia Tebbe, Joann Lake and Sylvia Lunsford; three brothers, Merlin Gesell, Donald Gesell, and Orville Gesell; and a step-son, Tom Tarvin.Rev. Ladona Webb, Pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the services at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gesell family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Uber Is Offering Free Rides If Rutgers Upsets Ohio State Tonight

first_imgUber promotes free rides if Rutgers beats Ohio State.Rutgers UberNo. 1 Ohio State is on the road tonight in New Jersey, taking on Rutgers. It will be J.T. Barrett’s first start of the season at quarterback, and the Buckeyes are heavy favorites.If the Scarlet Knights spring the upset, there will surely be Pandemonium in Piscataway. Any fans partaking in celebrations will be able to travel around campus and in the neighboring city of New Brunswick for now cost, as Uber is offering free rides if Rutgers wins. If by chance you’re a sad #Buckeyes fan tonight here’s something to make the ride home easier. Uber with free rides. pic.twitter.com/ONkGCYKp2I— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) October 24, 2015This is a pretty cool move by Uber. Odds are they won’t have to pay up but this is tremendous promotion.last_img read more

White House welcomes Senate vote killing consumer rule

first_imgWASHINGTON – The White House is welcoming a congressional measure killing the ability of millions of Americans to band together to sue bank or credit card companies to resolve financial disputes in a major win for Wall Street.The Senate narrowly voted late Tuesday night to nullify the rule, with Vice-President Mike Pence casting the final vote to break a 50-50 tie. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.“President Donald J. Trump applauds the Congress for passing,” the resolution, the White House said in a statement shortly after the vote that highlighted its own Treasury Department report criticizing the rule. “The rule would harm our community banks and credit unions by opening the door to frivolous lawsuits by special interest trial lawyers.”The banking industry had been lobbying hard to roll back the regulation from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The bureau had moved to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses found in the fine print of agreements consumers often enter into when opening a checking account or getting a credit card.The vote reflects the effort of the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to undo regulations that the GOP argues harm the free market.Democratic lawmakers said the CFPB’s rule would have given consumers more leverage to stop companies from financial wrongdoing. They cited the sales practices at Wells Fargo and the security breach at credit company Equifax as examples of misdeeds protected through forced arbitration.“So who does forced arbitration help? Wall Street banks and other huge corporations that never pay the price for cheating working people,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.Richard Cordray, director of the consumer bureau, said: “Tonight’s vote is a giant setback for every consumer in this country. Wall Street won and ordinary people lost. This vote means the courtroom doors will remain closed for groups of people seeking justice and relief when they are wronged by a company.”Republicans said the arbitration system has worked wonderfully for consumers. They said the payouts for the average consumer in arbitration cases are generally much larger and come more quickly than when compared to the relief gained through class-action lawsuits.“The effort to try to characterize this as some devious system that has been created to try to stop consumers from having access to fairness is simply false,” said Sen. Mike Crapo, the Republican chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “We have a very fair system that has been working for over 100 years in this country.”Crapo said the average pay-out for consumers in class-action lawsuits against financial companies was just $32, but lawyers stood to make millions.Democrats argued that consumers generally don’t have the time and means to pursue claims in arbitration, and since most disputes revolve around small amounts, they typically just give up. They said banks and other financial firms know that in the end they won’t have pay a real price for taking advantage of a consumer.But class-actions would serve as a powerful tool for consumers, they said.“Once again, we’re helping the powerful against the powerless,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as the Senate neared the vote, sensing the Democrats would lose.Two Republicans sided with Democratic lawmakers to keep the rule — Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John Kennedy of Louisiana.The advocacy group Consumers Union and several veterans groups, including the American Legion, lobbied to keep the rule. They said consumers would still have the option to use arbitration to resolve a dispute, if both parties want to go that route.“Without the CFPB rule, consumers can be forced into a rigged system where they have no recourse. It’s a disgrace,” said Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice, an advocacy group that works to improve the legal system.The American Bankers Association cheered the Senate vote. “Today’s vote puts consumers first rather than class-action lawyers,” said Rob Nichols, the group’s president and chief executive officer.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP issue warning after a series of overdoses

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are issuing a warning following a series of recent overdoses.According to RCMP, the Alberta Health Services EMS responded to approximately 14 overdose calls within the last four days.Police say investigations revealed a common trend of purple and pink coloured pills suspected to be heroin. Grande Prairie RCMP along with AHS, are cautioning individuals who engage in illegal drug use to exercise extreme caution when purchasing, and using illicit drugs.Individuals experiencing an overdose can show the following symptoms;breathing slowly or not breathing at allnails and/or lips are bluechoking or throwing upmaking gurgling soundsskin is cold and clammyNaloxone kits are available at pharmacies, community clinics and emergency departments.If you suspect an individual is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately.For more information on drug overdoses, you can visit drugsafe.ca.last_img read more

Mayawati attacks govt over farmers cane dues

first_imgLucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati Monday hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over rising cane arrears to farmers,asking why it cannot act tough against the erring sugar mill owners. “How can the UP sugarcane farmers be happy and prosperous when their arrears amount to Rs. 10 thousand crores ? This is a matter to ponder on. Anti-farmers and pro-capitalist BJP government need not make wrong claims,” Mayawati said in a tweet. “Why is BJP not acting tough against the mill owners like the BSP government and getting all the arrears of the farmers cleared?” she asked. On Sunday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over unpaid dues of sugarcane farmers and alleged that ‘chowkidars’ (watchmen) were only working for the rich and are not bothered about the poor. She had also shared a media report on Twitter that claimed the dues of sugarcane farmers had crossed Rs 10,000 crore in the state.last_img read more

3D printing makes spine surgery easier

first_imgNew Delhi: An orthopedic surgeon from All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has developed 3D printing technology for complex orthopedic, spinal and reconstructive surgeries while saying it can help to reduce complications significantly, apart from aiding in difficult cases.With the help of the 3D images from the CT scan, expert can develop the stereolithograpy of the damaged bone. This can be of great assistance to doctors because even a minor mistake or miscalculation during the correction of the spine deformity can cause paralysis or deformity,” said Dr Bhavuk Garg. He also added with use of these “navigational template fit the vertebra perfectly’ and provide a great assistance to the surgeon to avoid any single mistakes. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Spinal deformities are usually associated with significant morbidity and mortality. These problems are very challenging to treat and have a great risk of neurologic complications because of hardware placement during corrective surgery. After the introduction of pedicle screws, scoliosis correction surgeries have witnessed a revolutionary shift, necessitating the placement of a screw within the pedicle with accuracy and safety,” he said. This precision is essential to avoid potential complications because of small bone geometry and the juxtaposition to the spinal cord, he added. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Surgical time was significantly less in the 3D printing group compared with the freehand group , moreover blood loss was higher in the freehand group but not statistically significant, Dr Garg added. He also said that we found a statistically significant higher rate of accuratescrew positioning with 3D printing. In spite of a similar vertebral fusion span, more screws were inserted in the 3D printing group, which was possible because of enhanced safety, particularly at apical levels. “Soft tissues have to be stripped completely to make templates fit. Preoperative preparation of these templates takes around 10–12 hours per patient; however, the preoperative preparation is justified in view of statistically significant less surgical time and radiation exposure. Because bigger and less rotated pedicles do not require much surgical expertise and time compared with difficult ones, we are now using this technique only for difficult pedicles to save time and cost,” he added.last_img read more

Mbappés injury is nothing serious

first_imgKylian Mbappé scored the only goal of his team in France’s last 1-1 draw against the USA and he picked up a knock from this game as well – but he revealed that it was nothing serious.The young French striker wasn’t happy with the latest result but he insisted that his team have a week to work on a couple of things before the World Cup will start and this match can serve as a good example.The PSG player spoke about this game and his injury as he said, according to Sports NDTV:Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…“Ice packs? No, it is just a knock. I hit the ball poorly and I fell — it is nothing serious. It will be treated, and it will go away,”This draw on Saturday will serve us well — it is encouraging. We wanted to win, of course, but we saw what we were missing from a match similar to a group stage encounter.”“My goal? It was decent. I think that I have moved up through the gears during these friendlies — I have more and more pace. I was decisive and did what was asked of me.”last_img read more

Huge relief for Messi as Argentina make the last 16

first_imgLionel Messi admitted that Marcos Rojo’s late winner for Argentina has come as a “huge relief” as they overcame Nigeria with a 2-1 victory to progress to the last 16 of the World CupFollowing a dismal display in Argentina’s first two games of the tournament, Messi produced a superb first-half performance and capped it off with a brilliant opening goal in the 14th minute of the game to hand La Albiceleste the lead.However, Victor Moses’ penalty cancelled out the Barcelona star’s opener and setted-up a tense second-half for the two-time champions against a Nigeria side who were determined to make the knockout stages for only the fourth time in their history.But in the final five minutes of the game, defender Marcos Rojo scored a fine late volley to send Argentina through to the Round of 16.Following a shock 1-1 draw with Iceland and a humbling 3-0 defeat to Croatia, the victory over Nigeria could not have come at a better time for both Argentina and Messi – who ended a run of 662 minutes without a goal in the World Cup (which also came against Nigeria in 2014).FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We have suffered a lot because it was a difficult situation,” said Messi, according to Sport360.“There was a lot at stake and of course it was a huge relief for all of us.“It was a difficult match because of the results before and many other things that have been said. We knew it was going to be difficult but fortunately, we have achieved our aim.“We didn’t think that we were going to suffer as much as we have. We were quite confident that we would be able to go through and fortunately it became true.”Argentina will now face Group C winners France in the last 16 in Kazan on Saturday.last_img read more