April start announced for I-275 bridge deck rehab

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation say a bridge deck overlay will begin on or after April 1 on I-275 in the Lawrenceburg area. The bridges span the Action Lane overpass north of Bellview Drive.North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contractor will hydro-demolish the current 3-span 146-foot long twin bridges. The decks will be resurfaced with a 2 ½ concrete overlay.The work has an estimated value of $ 1,744,288 and has a completion date of October 31, 2019.Traffic will be restricted to a single lane on both northbound and southbound I-275 bridges. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.That portion of I-275 has a traffic count of 16,110 vehicles per day.last_img read more

Wilkinson hails Munster

first_img On a day when two former Popes were canonised, a banner in the Stade Velodrome crowd called for Wilkinson to be given a rugby sainthood for his brilliance on the pitch. The English out-half converted six of his seven penalty attempts and also dropped a first half goal to leave the French club just one win away from retaining their European title. Farrell helped Saracens demolish Clermont Auvergne 46-6 in their semi-final at Twickenham, the same venue where Wilkinson kicked Toulon past Sarries in the last four 12 months ago. Asked about the rematch, he said: “We didn’t get a chance to see the Saracens game (yesterday), but we’ve heard nothing but great stuff about them. They’re top of the English league, they’re consistent, aggressive and have the skills. “To beat Clermont by that sort of score is unheard of. There’s an enormous amount of respect there (for them). It’s a big end to the season for both teams and we just want to try and end it on the right note.” Wilkinson’s opposite number Ian Keatley was “absolutely gutted” that Munster have now suffered back-to-back Heineken Cup semi-final defeats in France. Ruing the errors that allowed Wilkinson to keep Toulon in the ascendancy, Keatley admitted: “We didn’t do all the things that we said we would do. We gave them a few penalties and easy ‘outs’. “When they kicked off to us, we didn’t exit well. I think we managed to give away six or nine points just from not getting out of our danger area. “They kept the scoreboard ticking over with Jonny. We knew he was going to be immense with the boot and he did it again today.” Munster head coach Rob Penney, who is moving to Japan at the end of the current campaign, pointed to those costly penalties that left his side with an uphill task. “We just couldn’t control possession well enough. We made too many errors. We were thinking we were finishing over the top of them (in the second half) but it just wasn’t to be,” said the New Zealander. “We’ll look over this game and it will be a bit ugly to watch – we were our own worst enemies today which is really unfortunate. The guys tried hard but we just weren’t clinical enough.” Jonny Wilkinson’s importance to Toulon shone through yet again as he booted them to a 24-16 Heineken Cup semi-final victory over Munster in Marseille. It could prove to be a fairytale finish to Wilkinson’s career as the May 24 final against Saracens in Cardiff comes on the eve of his 35th birthday. “It was a hell of a game. You’re just in danger everywhere on the field because you give away a penalty, you turn the ball over.. .five points was just not enough, at the end the eight was almost not enough, it’s just relentless,” said a relieved Wilkinson afterwards. “Munster go for you and even in defence, they hold you up and they’ve got so much technique and power up their sleeves. They’ve got good speed and skills. “Today was a game where we had to cover everything and be switched on and it takes your energy away.” Wilkinson kicked 15 points and fellow Englishman Delon Armitage weighed in with a 55-metre penalty on the stroke of half-time to give the hosts a 18-9 interval lead. Despite trailing from start to finish, Munster dug deep in their bid to overhaul Toulon in an absorbing second period. Ian Keatley converted Simon Zebo’s 53rd-minute try to add to his three earlier penalties, but Wilkinson’s opposite number missed a long range penalty to put them ahead and they were hampered by Keith Earls’ subsequent sin-binning. Wilkinson, who decisively split the posts in the 65th and 80th minutes, will come up against the current holder of the England number 10 jersey – Owen Farrell – in next month’s decider. Press Associationlast_img read more

Trailblazer Althea Gibson honoured with statue at U.S. Open

first_imgBy Arlyn GajilanNEW YORK (Reuters) – A statue honouring African American tennis trailblazer Althea Gibson was unveiled on the opening day of the U.S. Open on Monday.The granite monument sits outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.Gibson broke several colour barriers in her career. In 1950, at 23 years old, she was the first African American allowed to compete at the U.S. Nationals, the precursor to the U.S. Open.In 1956, she became the first black player to win the French Open and the following year the first to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. “She’s the first African American to break the colour barrier in our sport,” said one-time professional player and former United States Tennis Association (USTA) chairman and president, Katrina Adams.“By doing so, she made it possible for every person of colour after to have a chance to achieve their goals in the sport.” The statue, created by American sculptor Eric Goulder, is comprised of five granite blocks. According to Goulder, each block represents the “boxes” society puts people in. Gibson’s image emerges from the highest one, which balances on its corner to emphasize how she transformed the world’s view of African American athletes.“Her shoulder is exposed to make clear that those who followed stand on her shoulder,” said Goulder. The final box, which is aligned differently from the others, is meant to show that the world has changed, but not entirely. Its inscription reads: “I hope that I have accomplished just one thing: that I have been a credit to tennis and my country.”“This is a tribute that’s too long overdue,” said Adams. “The sport that she loved so much didn’t love her back as much as it could have… That changed today.” Gibson died in 2003.last_img read more

Thurles see off Mallow for spot in Junior Plate Final

first_imgClanwilliam beat champions Clonmel 27-19 and Kilfeacle won 12-10 at St Senan’s. A 34-12 victory over Mallow at Loughtagalla means that they face Nenagh Ormond in the decider.Yesterday’s match also doubled up as a Munster Junior League Division 2 fixture.There were two matches of Tipperary interest in the latest round of Division 1 matches.last_img

Operators get full flexibility through BetConstruct’s Spring Pro

first_img BetConstruct has confirmed the roll out of Spring Pro, a new technology solution that allows a gaming operator to choose, adjust and configure products to its exact requirements.Spring Pro, explained the online gaming and sports betting software provider, has been developed to help its partners “take even greater control over big data, player insights and source codes”.The solution comes with the freedom to manage all aspects of the betting operations, including odds, event creation, risk management and trading tools from one place.Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder & CEO, added: “Spring Pro is key to our aggressive expansion and growth. It is the next generation of our vision for the relationships between us, as a provider, and our partner operators who want to separate themselves from the pack and gain more flexibility. “We see the future of igaming business as transparent and open. These are the qualities that we encourage our partners to embrace and Spring Pro is at the heart of this approach.”This new launch comes just over two years after BetConstruct debuted its Spring Business Management Environment (BME), which enables clients to integrate all products – whether they’re from BetConstruct, built in-house or supplied by third parties – within a single dashboard. New betting markets and slot games, as well as live casino and fantasy sports products, can be activated via Spring BME to run on Spring Pro. Share Submit Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Art in the Loft hosts Young Artists Exhibit for student creators

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — One local art gallery is celebrating the creativity of young artists throughout the month of April.Art in the Loft is displaying pieces created by children from kindergarten through 12th grade. The works include everything from sketches to painting to 3D art.Event Coordinator Brooke Stevens says the exhibit is special because children get the full experience of feeling like a professional artist.“Ah, it’s amazing. It kind of brings the inspiration that the children have to life, so it goes beyond their household wall and fridge up into a professional gallery and kind of gives them the highlights of them being artists themselves.”Kindergarten student Sofia Kowalski had some of her work showcased this weekend, and proudly showed off her piece and its vivid colors, and explained her creative process.“It was like a big castle, and like stuff that’s on a dragon’s back. I used colored pencils and I used a lot of different colors, and i used a lot of black. I like creating art because it looks pretty when you finish it and it also gives you time to do something sometimes when you’re kind of bored.”The Young Artists Exhibit will continue through the month of April, offering discounted classes to young creators.To sign up, visit Art in the Loft’s website.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art, Art in the Loft, Students, YOUNG ARTISTS, YOUNG ARTISTS EXHIBITContinue ReadingPrevious Honoring 50 years of service to communityNext Alcona youth pastor holds three on three basketball tournament to keep local kids engagedlast_img read more

Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado 2 results: Cancio does it again, stops Machado in the third

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch 100+ fight nights a year”It (the win) feels good,” said Cancio, who has a day job working at a gas company in Oxnard, Calif. “I told you guys I was going to knock him out again.”Machado (21-2, 17 KOs) came out looking better than he did four months ago. He was throwing the crisper and harder shots and looked to put the past behind him.But Cancio had other plans in mind. He did exactly what he did in the second round during their initial encounter in fighting on the inside and pounding away at Machado’s body and clipping him with short uppercuts. With about 30 seconds left in the round, Cancio connected on a hard left uppercut that stunned Machado to the point to where he didn’t know where his corner was after the bell sounded to end the stanza.The 30-year-old father of two made sure the next hard shot he hit Machado with would be the final blow of the evening. Knowing the punches to the body were working, “El Chango” reared back with a scintillating left hook to the body that took a moment to get its full effect and Machado crumbled to a knee. Machado made it up to his feet but rhe referee looked at Machado and he decided he couldn’t go on.The victory showed Cancio is for real and a force to be reckoned with in the super featherweight division. While he’s likely to be facing mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado in his next bout, unification clashes with fellow 130-pound champions Gervonta Davis, Miguel Berchelt and Tevin Farmer are a possibility down the line.Here is what happened at Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado 2.(All times Eastern.)Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado 2: Live updates, resultsAndrew Cancio once again stops Alberto Machado to retain title11:59 p.m.: Cancio def. Machado by knockout at 1:01 of the third round to retain the WBA (regular) super featherweight title. Machado’s time appeared to waning after struggling to make it back to his corner when the second round ended. Cancio continued the onslaught and put Machado away when he feinted a shot upstairs to land gut wrenching body shot. It took a second but Machado took a knee to the mat. He got up but the referee decided he couldn’t go on.Round 2:  In a carbon copy of the first fight, Cancio went back to fighting on the inside. He landed constant hard body shots and short uppercuts and didn’t stop. Going with that attack allowed him to go head hunting and staggered Machado with a couple of shots that left Machado barely standing on his feet in the final 20 seconds. Machado couldn’t make it back to his corner. This may not last too much longer. (10-9, Cancio).Round 1:  Machado looked better in the opening three minutes than in any part of their first fight. He looks more focused, throwing crisper shots. Cancio landed good shots of his own but needs to up his output. (10-9, Machado).11:40 p.m.:  It is now time for the main event as Andrew Cancio defends the WBA (regular) welterweight title for the first time against Alberto Machado. Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) stunned the boxing world when he stopped Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) in February. Can Cancio do it again? We are about to find out.Elwin Soto wins controversial stoppage to defeat Angel Acosta to capture WBO title11:21 p.m.: Soto def. Acosta by knockout at 0:23 of the 12th round to become the WBO junior flyweight champion.  Everything was going Acosta’s way after getting knocked down in the third round. He came out to begin the final round continuing to be the aggressor and loaded a couple of combinations. Soto sat on a hard left hook to wobble Acosta. Soto smelled blood and landed a couple of hard punches and the referee jumped in to stop the fight. Fighter safety is of the utmost importance but this is a bad stoppage. If Soto knocked Acosta down in that sequence and he couldn’t bounce back then it’s the right call. Acosta had dominated the last seven rounds and deserved the chance to try and get out of a bad situation. An unfortunate stoppage which ruined a pretty good back-and-forth battle. Hopefully, a rematch is in order. 11:05 p.m.:  Now Acosta is well in control through the nine. He’s more active, landing the harder shots and enforcing his will. While Soto is getting tired the punishment, Acosta is getting stronger.11:00 p.m.:  We are inching closer to the main event between Andrew Cancio and Alberto Machado10:55 p.m.:  Even with the knockdown, Acosta has came come back to take control through six rounds. He let his hands go and became the aggressor and didn’t let Soto get anything going. Activity is going to be the key for Acosta in the final half of the fight. Expect a barnburner the rest of the way.10:43 p.m.:  What a third round! Soto sent Acosta to the canvas with a left hook immediately followed by a right uppercut. Soto pounded the body and looked to have the round in control until Acosta fought back and hurt Soto later in the round with a series of body shots. We have a fight, ladies and gentleman.10:37 p.m.: Soto showing he’s not going anywhere, notched a vicious right hook to the temple stunned Acosta. Soto has the power to put Acosta away.10:30 p.m.:  It is time for the co-main event of Cancio vs. Machado, Angel Acosta puts his WBO junior flyweight title on the line against Elwin Soto. Acosta (20-1, 20 KOs) looks to make the fourth defense of his belt after winning the vacant strap against Juan Alejo in December. After losing his third career bout, Soto’s (14-1, 10 KOs) reeled off 12 consecutive wins. Each guy is coming with bad intentions. Expect some fireworks.Luis Feliciano stops Fernando Carcamo 10:18 p.m.: Feliciano def. Carcamo by knockout at 2:16 of the seventh round. The 26-year-old came out to begin the seventh and landed a crisp right uppercut followed by straight right hands. After stalking Carcamo, Feliciano got him against the ropes and finally put the foot on the gas pedal and unloaded a barrage of shots that forced Carcamo’s corner to tell the referee their guy had enough.A good performance by Feliciano, but there was no reason the fight should have went more than two rounds. Feliciano was the better fighter. For some reason. Feliciano wouldn’t pull the trigger and was reluctant to let it all hang out. You want to put rounds in the bank but when you are distinctly better than your opponent, get them out of there and take little damage as humanly possible. Luis Feliciano improves to 12-0 with this ferocious flurry 🔥 #WatchOnDAZN pic.twitter.com/hMjrUDM3kC— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 22, 2019 10:10 p.m.:  Feliciano’s corner needs to keep reinforcing to him that he’s the better fighter and has to put Carcamo away. The more Carcamo is in there, he still has a chance to win. 10:00 p.m.:  Feliciano has everything under control through four rounds of a scheduled ten. He can finish Carcamo off whenever he wants. It’s all up to him.9:47 p.m.:  Up next at Cancio vs. Machado, Luis Felciano (11-0, 7 KOs) faces Fernando Carcamo (23-9, 18 KOs) in junior welterweight action. Blair Cobbs finishes Robert Redmond Jr. to remain unbeaten9:38 p.m.: Cobbs def. Redmond by TKO at 1:52 of the sixth round. Redmond’s corner told him that if he didn’t show them something in the round then they would stop it and they did. Cobbs applied pressure and Redmond didn’t do much of anything and his corner had seen enough.Impressive showing for Cobbs to run his record to 11-0-1 with seven knockouts. He’s 29-year-old with a good personality that will help him get farther than most. Cobbs said in his post-fight interview that he wants all the belts. If he continues to stay active then he could be on his way.9:30 p.m.: Without a doubt, the fifth round was the most exciting round of the fight. Redmond appeared to be in control. He connected on a nice, short uppercut. Cobbs walked right through it and blasted Redmond with a looping left hook. He had Redmond wobbled and poured it on with a series of shots but unable to close the deal. Redmond’s corner just told him that if he doesn’t show anything in the sixth round then he’s going to stop it.9:25 p.m.:  As soon as you think Cobbs has everything well in control, Redmond roars back and gained a second gear with landing the straight right hand and staying inside Cobbs’ space. Cobbs is starting to tire. Let’s see if Redmond can keep up the pressure. Watch for the swelling above Redmond’s right eye.9:18 p.m.:  Great second round for Cobbs. Early in the round, Cobbs and Redmond were exchanging punches against the ropes when Cobbs dropped Redmond with a thunderous right hand. Cobbs is in control. He just needs to stay composed and not overcommit.9:09 p.m.:  The main card of Cancio vs. Machado begins with Blair Cobbs taking on Robert Redmond Jr. in eight-round welterweight action. Have to enjoy Cobbs’ charisma. He comes out to the music of WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and goes to the turnbuckles once he entered the ring. In between that, Cobbs delivered the customary Ric Flair signature line: WOOOO!  The prevailing thought heading into his rematch with Alberto Machado on Friday night was that Andrew Cancio’s fourth-round stoppage win over him in February was a fluke.Cancio (21-4-2, 16 KOs) showed the boxing world that he is the real deal when he retained his WBA (regular) super featherweight title with a vicious body shot in the third round that sent Machado packing in the main event from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Sporting News had the fight even at 19-19 when the stoppage occurred.  9:00 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of the card by the rematch between Andrew Cancio and Alberto Machado for the WBA (regular) super featherweight championship. Grab the refreshments, kick back and enjoy an exciting night of action.Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado fight cardMatchupClassBeltAndrew Cancio vs. Alberto MachadoSuper FeatherweightWBA (regular)Angel Acosta vs. Elwin SotoJr. FlyweightWBOLuis Feliciano vs. Fernando CarcamoJr. Welterweight…Blair Cobbs vs. Robert Redmond Jr.Welterweight…Aaron McKenna vs. TBAWelterweight…Anthony Garnica vs. Gilberto DuranJr. Featherweight…Emilio Rodriguez vs. Clay CollardMiddleweight…Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado latest news – The journey to capturing his first world title was a long one but now that’s here, Andrew Cancio reflects to SN on what’s been like since he won the belt.- Unsure about how to watch the big fight on DAZN? Here’s all the info about the card and how you can watch on the global streaming service.last_img read more

Sapolai Yao wins first gold for PNG in athletics

first_imgMore than 15, 000 fans cheered him on as Yao took his lead into the second lap and maintained it to the end.Yao finished in a time of 9:38.89s. Winning silver was another Papua New Guinean in Skene Kiage who clocked 9:47.80s followed by the bronze winner from Fiji in Ashneel Abhinay Nand. Nand completed the race in 9:57.08s.last_img

Victor: “This type of harassment often ends in suicide”

first_imgThe program Public mirror Antena 3 published a statement by Víctor Sánchez del Amo in which the Madrid coach claims to be the victim and will soon give a press conference to clarify everything that happened. “I do not supply. There are 300 messages I have not been able to answer, plus the samples of support I receive. I can’t speak, because the club has me apart and that’s it. I can not give information. When it’s my turn to talk, don’t worry, it’s going to be all clear. Have no doubt that this is solved and that the victim is me, “said Victor. “I am being a victim of extortion. A crime against my privacy. And well, I am brave to push forward. And for the victims who suffer this type of harassment and crimes that often end in suicide, partly because of the excessive media pressure that is given and the lack of tact and care for the treatment of these situations, they reach such extreme cases, ”added the still coach of Malaga, to whom the club has been suspended from its functions by video filtering Victor also made clear the support of his closest: “My family is a crack. And when I have the possibility to make a press conference that will be very clear.” LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 10, 2020last_img read more