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Earl A. Cross

first_imgEarl “Buddy” A. Cross, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away August 3, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born January 26, 1937 in Milan, IN, son of the late Owen Estel and Anna Lucille (Bushhorn) Cross.He served his country as a member of the United States Navy.Earl retired from Anchor Glass after over 30 years of service.He was a member of American Legion Post 777. Earl enjoyed collecting Nascar and hats. He was a prankster and enjoyed watching IU Basketball, Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Bengals Football.Surviving are wife, Sharon (Evans) Cross of Aurora, IN; daughter, Deborah “Debby” Ann Grubbs of Aurora, IN; son, Randy Albert (Meg) Cross of Lawrenceburg, IN; two sisters, Delores Mae (Robert) Benham of Milan, IN, Joyce Alene (Richard) Meyer of Batesville, IN; brother, David Owen (Mary) Cross of Milan, IN; three granddaughters, Chelsey Ann Grubbs of Aurora, IN, Cassandra Jane Grubbs of Aurora, IN, Savannah Alexis Cross of Lawrenceburg, IN; and one grandson, Nathan William Cross of Lawrenceburg, IN; .He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joann Barbara Cole and Janet Kay Curry.Friends will be received Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 pm with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to Aurora Life Squad or the National Kidney Foundation. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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INDOT tackles potholes in warm weather stretch

first_imgAurora, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to fill potholes in Central Indiana.Maintenance crews will be focused on filling potholes for the next few days as the weather allows.INDOT is bringing in extra equipment to help fill the potholes quickly and efficiently.Crews will be out during the day and overnight.INDOT wants to remind the public to move over on the roads when you see a crew out. Give them plenty of room and slow down.If you would like to report a pothole, please click here or call 855-INDOT4U.last_img read more

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Bentaleb signs new Spurs deal

first_img Press Association The Algerian enjoyed a breakthrough season in the most recent campaign, making 35 appearances in all competitions as he established himself as a first-team regular in the Spurs midfield. “The club is delighted to announce that Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, which runs until 2020,” said a statement on the club’s official website. Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, committing himself to the north London club until 2020.center_img The 20-year-old joined the club as a trialist in September 2011 before graduating from the club’s academy two years later, making his first-team debut at Southampton in December 2013. He made 20 appearances in the 2013-14 season but it was the following term where Bentaleb made his mark at White Hart Lane with a series of all-action displays. Bentaleb – who was born in the French town of Lille but has played 17 times for Algeria, his parents’ country – started the final eight matches of the season and formed a fine central midfield partnership with fellow academy graduate Ryan Mason. “I’d like to say thanks to the club, thanks to my family and thanks to the fans for the support,” Bentaleb wrote on Twitter. last_img read more

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Vincent Kompany defends decision to play for Belgium

first_img The 29-year-old admits it is difficult juggling the demands of club and country, but appears to be happy with his decision to play. “For now, in the past and the future, it’s always going to be a little bit of a tricky situation,” Kompany said. “They (City and Belgium) are two very important teams that have different goals and ambitions and it’s just normal that stuff like this happens. “I would not have played if I was not fit. But I’m a professional and I don’t need too much explanation. I just deal with it. I dealt with my decision and I didn’t have a problem with it.” Pellegrini insisted he was not “punishing” Kompany by leaving him out of the team for the games against Bournemouth and Sevilla. And the player himself dismissed claims that he had fallen out with his manager over the matter. ”There is no problem with me and the manager,” he said. The Belgian accepted his demotion without questioning his manager, it seems. Prior to Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Manchester United, City boss Manuel Pellegrini left Kompany out of his starting line-up for the previous two matches. The Chilean was unhappy with the centre-back, and Belgium coach Marc Wilmots, for fielding the player in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel in Brussels even though the hosts had already secured qualification. “I’m a professional. I don’t need anyone giving me any explanation,” Kompany said when asked how he felt about being dropped. “It’s fine. I work hard, always. I’m always positive for the team. “It’s not at 29 that I need too much explanation any more. “Every single time I’ve had the chance to put my boots on this term I’ve done very well, with my national team and club. “I’m a team player. We all want to achieve the same thing in the end. If other players do well I’m by definition also satisfied.” And Kompany says he had no problem with Pellegrini last week suggesting he no longer has a guaranteed first-team place at City either. “It’s always been the case at City. There’s been as many defenders for that position since I’ve been there,” he said. “It’s not just one season when there’s been big signings and big players come in. It’s necessary. “Sometimes you get the best out of a team with that competition but that’s true for every position, not just my position.” Kompany’s performance, and that of his centre-back partner Nicolas Otamendi, helped City grind out at goalless draw at Old Trafford on Sunday. The 170th meeting between the two sides was one of the most boring in recent memory. Yaya Toure missed a couple of half-chances before the break and Chris Smalling drew a late save from Joe Hart, but otherwise there were few moments of excitement. Kompany admits the City fans will not remember the derby fondly, but the point the Blues gained at Old Trafford meant they moved to the top of the table. He added: “Both teams wanted to protect a good position in the league. “The fact that it’s a draw is still good for us and good for United. “Losing would have been a problem for us and a problem for them as well. “I predict a very different derby when we actually have to win the game and that will be the case when the next one comes around.” Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has no regrets about going against his manager’s wishes and playing for Belgium against Israel. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi Beat Patna Pirates 43-39

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur : Dabang Delhi produced a stellar comeback to beat Patna Pirates 43-39 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Thursday.Naveen Kumar and Vijay secured Super 10s for the Delhi side who moved back to the top of the points table after the victory.Patna will only have themselves to blame for the loss after having dominated the match for most parts.Pardeep Narwal once again impressed with a Super 10 (19 points) for the Pirates but a blunder in the defence by three-time champions Patna allowed Delhi’s Vijay to clinch 5 points in a raid and come back in the match.Considering the quality of raiders on both the sides of the mat, it wasn’t surprising to see both the defences take a cautious approach in the early minutes of the encounter.When they did try, they failed as Pardeep Narwal and Naveen Kumar made the match all about themselves.But Chandan Ranjit, Delhi’s secondary raider, picked up important points in the background, and the pressure finally told when in the 11th minute Vijay pulled off a stellar block on Patna’s Pardeep to sway the balance towards the Delhi side.Pardeep’s time away from the mat is usually the make-or-break factor for the Patna team this season but despite the star spending most a large time away (8 minutes 25 seconds) from the action, the team kept pace with the Delhi side, with HadiOshtorak marshalling the defence.The first half ended with no All-Outs and points even at 13-13.The Delhi side started the second half with a Super Tackle on Pardeep but that was perhaps their only positive move in the next minutes as Patna unleashed the beast in them.Quick raids fetched them an All-Out in the fourth minute of the half after which Pardeep steamrolled through a hapless Delhi defence.The superstar picked another Super 10, and three-point Super Raid in the 8th minute of the half, as Patna pushed for another All-Out.They got their second All-Out with six minutes remaining to move to a six-point lead. ‘Record breaker’ Pardeep also became the first raider to hit 1100 points in Pro Kabaddi League history with his efforts.But a raid by Delhi’s Vijay, with slightly more than 3 minutes left in the match, turned things around once again.He secured a bonus point and four touch points to cut down Patna’s lead to a single point.Delhi clinched the all-important All-Out with two minutes left in the match to open a lead which their defenders helped maintain.last_img read more

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Masai’s Giants of Africa Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Lagos

first_imgJust before the 2018 programme began in Kigali, Rwanda Masai said: “When I started Giants of Africa, I envisioned providing African youth access to the game and empowering them to achieve their greatest potential. With 63% of Africa’s population below the age of 25, we have a huge goal and responsibility to help them develop. We are excited that this year we are able to extend our reach further across the continent to help realize that dream.”The foreign coaches named for the 2018 programme are Ujiri himself, Jama Mahlalela, Patrick Engelbrecht, Joe Touomou, Godwin Owinje, Harry Ezenibe, Eric Khoury and Arsalan Jamil.Most of these coaches have been working with GOA since inception. The Nigeria-based coaches are Adeka Daudu, Lateef Erinfolami, Emmanuel Odah, Peter Ahmedu and Michael Akuboh.Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Giants of Africa has committed to hosting basketball camps and community outreach initiatives in Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal.Giants of Africa youth camp held in Rwanda from August 6 to 8 and then moved to Democratic Republic of Congo from August 10 to 11 and in Uganda from August 13 to 14. It was done in Kenya from August 16 to 19 and now Nigeria from August 21 to 24. The train will round off in Senegal from August 26 to 28.The organization will host girls’ camps in tandem with its boys’ camps in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. Giants of Africa will also activate local outreach initiatives in the communities of Kakuma, Maiduguri as well as Bingereville, Ivory Coast.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Giants of Africa basketball camp run by the Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri will do the tip off in Lagos tuesday. The venue this time is the Sports Hall of the National Stadium and running through August 25.The specialist development programme for teenagers is unique this year as it is the 15th anniversary celebration.Ujiri and his crew arrived in Lagos straight from Nairobi, Kenya where the programme rounded off on Sunday.last_img read more

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German star doubtful for brace of Euro qualifiers.

first_imgMesut Ozil is a doubt for Germanys Euro 2016 qualifiers with Poland and the Republic of Ireland.The Arsenal playmaker has been sent for a scan on his knee and it remains unclear exactly what the damage is.The Irish squad are training in Malahide today ahead of their qualifier with Gibraltar on Saturday at the Aviva.last_img

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Table will not direct Sunday game for Tipp footballers

first_imgA win on Sunday means Tipp senior footballers will have consolidated their position in Division 2.They face Louth – who beat Tipperary in the League last year, while Tipp got the better of them in the Championship.The Leinster side sit bottom of the table on no points after 4 games, while Tipp are in second spot on 5. Tipp’s Colm O’Shaughnessy says despite what the table says – they’ll have to bring a big performance…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the game comes In association with John Kennedy Motors, the home of Toyota Hybrid in Tipperary.last_img read more

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Francis Uzoho: When Debut Turned Sour

first_imgAfter unsuccessful attempts to pin down a regular shirt with Deportivo La Coruna, Francis Uzoho moved to Spanish second-tier club, Elche, but his desire was still not met as he could only manage 11 appearances for them in all competitions. With the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations fast approaching, the 20-year-old felt the need to move to a club where he would have more playing time and his searchlight turned to Cyprus. However, it was not a dream start as his debut may cost his side a nine-point deductionIn his search for top-flight football ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Egypt, Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho joined Cypriot giants Anorthosis Famagusta on a six-month loan from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.“I’ve decided to take this big step in Cyprus and I need it because of what lies ahead. This is an important decision for my career and I am very happy that all parties supported this,” Uzoho has said. Francis Uzoho However, it was not the kind of start the Super Eagles safe hand would have hoped for as he was handed a one-match suspension and a fine of €1,000 euros in his debut game, which means he is set to miss the final match of the Cypriot regular season having already sat out two matches since his disputed debut.Uzoho featured for his present side Anorthosis Famagusta in their 1-0 win over Apollon Limassol earlier this month, but the country’s FA have found the Nigerian international and his club guilty and both have been sanctioned by the club.He was handed $1,000 while the club have been docked six points and the result of the match overturned with reports claiming that the Cyprus Sports Organisation had initially declared Uzoho’s health certificate void as of February 9.However, in a follow-up decision on Monday annulled it altogether saying that it considered the document “as never having been issued.” Uzoho was accused of forging documents to obtain his health certificate, saying it was issued even before the goalkeeper arrived in Cyprus.Apollon Limassol got a three-point boost after the FA overturned the result in their favour while docking Anorthosis six points.The decision will not go into effect for eight days but means that Apollon could move to first place in the Cyprus First Division with a win or draw against APOEL which leads the table on Sunday.Anorthosis Famagusta have confirmed they will appeal against a nine-point deduction imposed by the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) for fielding the Nigerian goalkeeper. The CFA punished Anorthosis after it upheld an appeal by Apollon Limassol, who had disputed that debutant Uzoho played with an invalid health certificate in a game between the two sides.But in a statement on the Anorthosis website, the club said it will ask the CFA to postpone its final regular league game while an appeal is lodged.The overall deduction of nine points has seen the club drop into the bottom half of the 12-team league, which sees six clubs play each other twice more to decide who is relegated. That leaves the top six clubs to complete their seasons against each other to decide the Cypriot champions.Uzoho and his representatives have declined to comment on the situation.Before now, lack of regular football for his first-choice goalkeeper has been a great concern for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr ahead of the tournament in Egypt.Capped 12 times by Nigeria, he played all three matches as the Super Eagles exited the 2018 World Cup in the group stage.In October 2017, Uzoho became the youngest foreign goalkeeper to ever play in La Liga and marked a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut with a clean sheet.Uzoho was part of the victorious Nigerian squad at the 2013 U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, albeit without playing a single minute at the tournament.He only arrived at Deportivo from Qatar’s Aspire Academy in January 2017.Ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria and the international friendly game against Argentina, Uzoho had been handed his first Nigerian call-up after making his La Liga debut in La Coruna’s 0-0 draw with Eibar on October 16.The then18-year-old, who arrived at the club from Qatar’s Aspire Academy in January, produced four important saves to help Deportivo claim a point.“A day that will never disappear from my memory – my debut – thanks all for the support,” he said.At 18 years 11 months and 17 days, he became the second youngest player in La Liga this season behind Real Madrid’s Moroccan defender, Achraf Hakimi – who made his debut at 18 years 10 months 27 days earlier this month.After regular first-choice goalkeeper Ruben had suffered a finger injury, Deportivo boss Pepe Mel opted for the Nigerian ahead of the experienced Costel Pantilimon and was impressed by the youngster.“A coach has to act according to the things he sees in training. He is only 18 and he can barely speak Spanish but I know what he can offer this club,” Mel said.Uzoho was born on October 28, 1998. He joined Qatari Aspire Academy in 2013 when he was 14. Uzoho started his footballing career as an attacker but was converted to a goalkeeper after being deemed “too slow” at the age of 12. In 2016, after impressing on a tournament in Barcelona, he joined Deportivo de La Coruna’s Juvenilsquad.Age rules meant that Uzoho could only become available to sign a contract with Dépor in January 2017; shortly after signing his contract, he started to train with the first team and was promoted to the reserves ahead of the new season. He made his senior debut on September 10 in a 3–0 Segunda Division B home win against Real Madrid Castilla.Uzoho made his first team and La Liga debut on 15 October in a 0–0 away draw against Eibar. At the age of 18 years and 352 days, he became the youngest ever foreign goalkeeper to debut in La Liga and the second-youngest player to appear in the league behind Real Madrid’s Achraf Hakimi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Work Hard / Play Hard! Mkodo and HiPay to sponsor official #bosweek networking party!

first_img Share Share Submit Sue Yoxall – MkodoMkodo and HiPay have been confirmed as the headline sponsors for the official networking party in #bosweek (18-21 September), held at the stunning Altitude 360 on Wednesday 19 September.Altitude 360, located on the 29th floor of Westminster’s tallest building – Millbank Tower, has been selected by SBC Events for its 360-degree view of the UK’s capital city, renowned party atmosphere and a layout designed to maximise networking and business opportunities.Mkodo, a front-end product provider for gaming clients, and global payments provider HiPay will get prime brand placement and video promotion space at the party, which takes place after the first full day of the largest international sports and betting trade conference.Entry to the party, free to the estimated 2,500 conference delegates, will also include free drinks on arrival and canapes throughout the evening, as well as a series of fun activities.For example, Mkodo has compiled a simple game where, on arrival, each delegate will be given a card with a footballer’s name on. As there are two of each name, you need to find the other person in the room with the same name, before visiting the Mkodo stand together to collect your prize.Mkodo will also be giving away a Fortnum and Mason Wine hamper, drawn between all those who provide a business card, while the company will run a ‘challenge Mkodo’ competition throughout the evening after hiring out a Foosball table.Sue Yoxall, Director of Mkodo, said: “We’re delighted to be co-sponsoring the BOS official party!  SBC hosts excellent, informative events in the betting and gaming sector. As Mkodo is known for delivering high-quality front-end products for global gaming clients, the BOS party seems the perfect opportunity to introduce the Mkodo team in a relaxed, fun setting.”Renaud Baudry – HipayRenaud Baudry, Marketing and Product Manager at HiPay, said: “Having supported the successful running of this party last year, it was a no-brainer for us to extend our association with such a key component of Betting on Sports Week. SBC continues to build on its reputation for providing the best networking events, and we’re confident that sponsoring this party will help us to maintain the momentum generated over the last 12 months.”SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark commented: “We are delighted to have brought HiPay and Mkodo on board for the official networking party at Betting on Sports 2018. In keeping with tradition, we have placed a huge emphasis on the networking and business opportunities for both our event sponsors and delegates at Skyloft in Millbank Tower, a fittingly impressive venue to celebrate the first full day of this year’s conference.”#bosweek2018  tickets include free access to the official party and much, much more – Get your tickets for the full event HERE!_____________________ StumbleUponlast_img read more

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