Greensburg, Ind. — Contractors installing signals in Greensburg will begin work at State Road 3 and Freeland Road Thursday, June 1, weather permitting. Motorists can expect some delays while crews run wire, make connections and tension cables.After that, crews will conduct the same operations on State Road 46 at the following intersections- Ireland Street, Monfort Street, Broadway Street, Franklin Street and Michigan Avenue.Finally, crews will return to State Road 3 at Freeland Road and Broadway Street to install new signal heads.Work at each intersection is expected to last one day.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Skyline Raceway Park’s Turbo Blue Fall Classic provides the setting for Saturday’s Atomicwraps.com Empire State Series event.Touring Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $400 to win and a minimum of $75 to start the Sept. 17 feature. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region and Allstar Performance State points, as well as special series points will be awarded.Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at approximately 4:45 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.There is no entry fee and pit passes are $35. Grandstand admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for kids eight and under.Three-time and defending series champion Eddie Sites and Michigan long tow A.J. Ward were winners of tour races held earlier this season at Cortland. Sites’ brother Brad is the point leader going into the eighth of 10 events in the 2016 series.More information about the Saturday show is available by calling 607 745-0275, on Facebook and at the www.skylineraceway.com website.Atomicwraps.com Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 257; 2. Eddie Sites, Towanda, Pa., 246; 3. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 245; 4. Gary Roberts, Afton, 230; 5. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 226; 6. James Cornell, Port Crane, 222; 7. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 201; 8. Brad Smith, Horseheads, 199; 9. Matt Cole, Vestal, 195; 10. Beau Ballard, Grand Gorge, 162; 11. Mike Stoddard, Binghamton, 148; 12. Robert Maynard, Towanda, Pa., 112; 13. Brandon Smith, Bath, 109; 14. Rodney Morgan, Mainesburg, Pa., 96; 15. Billy Ward, Cobleskill, 83; 16. Bumps Scutt, Cortland, 73; 17. Douglas McKane, Groton, 67; 18. Jeffrey Cardinale, Syracuse, 63; 19. Gary Smith, Harpursville, 59; 20. Robert Collins, Nineveh, 55.
Statewide—Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 74 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that has occurred since March 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.The Indiana counties in the WRBI listening area with the primary natural disaster designation include Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland.This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is April 29, 2020. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.
RelatedPosts Nigeria’s No. 2 badminton player sets sight on Olympics Tokyo confirms venues, schedule for Olympic Games in 2021 If we don’t have Tokyo Games, we’re unlikely to have Beijing 2022 — IOC member The camp of the senior national women basketball team, D’Tigress, has continued to bubble as preparation hots up for the final phase of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers in Belgrade, Serbia. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all players are already in camp as Coach Otis Hughley keeps a watchful eye. Full training began on Monday in the cold city of Belgrade with the current African Champions leaving no stone unturned for a place in this year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo. Speaking at the end of their training on Tuesday, Hughley commended the fighting spirit of the players who he said are hungry for a place in Tokyo 2020. He said: “The girls are raring to go. “Their fighting spirit is unparalleled as they always fighting for every ball and giving that extra push. “The team spirit is also high in camp, which is a good one for us as a team.” On preparation for the all important tournament, the coach said the team was concentrating on tactical plays to emerge victorious. Hughley said: “We are putting finishing touches to our tactics and running some plays. “By Wednesday evening, we will be able to evaluate the team and know their level.” NAN reports that Nigeria is grouped in a tough group alongside Mozambique, USA and host Serbia. D’Tigress are determined to go all out when they start their qualifiers campaign against Mozambique on Thursday, with the group winner snatching one of the two automatic tickets on offer. D’Tigress will battle Serbia on Saturday at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Belgrade before their last game against World Champions US on Sunday.Tags: BelgradeD’TigressolympicsOtis HughleyTokyo
RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Leeds record first Premier League win in seven-goal thriller Leeds United is reportedly contemplating whether to enter the race to sign Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis.After netting a double against Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier this season, Dennis was quickly linked with a future transfer to the Premier League. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United are said to be monitoring the situation ahead of potentially moving for the £22 million-rated player.However, according to Voetbalkrant, Leeds have emerged as the frontrunners to sign the 22-year-old.Having earned a return to the top flight, the Yorkshire giants are expected to bring in at least one new frontman before the beginning of the new campaign in September.While Dennis still has two years left on his contract, Brugge boss Philippe Clement has previously acknowledged that the club’s star man is likely to leave this summer.Tags: Emmanuel DennisLeeds UnitedReal MadridUEFA Champions LeagueWolverhampton
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers maintains they have no intention of selling Luis Suarez to Arsenal, despite the striker stepping up his campaign to force a move. However, Rodgers appears to have no intention of letting Suarez join the Gunners, although he has admitted every player does have a market value. “We have no intention of selling one of the top players in the world to one of our rivals,” said the Northern Irishman. “The message is very clear: Luis Suarez is very much a Liverpool player.” Rodgers, speaking just hours before Suarez gave an interview complaining of broken promises by the Merseysiders, added: “We’ve obviously had a couple of bids from one club that has been nowhere near the valuation. “I repeat – nowhere near the valuation of what he is worth in this market. There’s no change to that. It’s the same with any of our players – we’re very much a team that’s trying to build and go forward. For that, we want to keep our best players. “There’s not even really a discussion point, unless someone comes within anywhere near the valuation of Luis. At this present time, that’s not the case.” Suarez is adamant he should be allowed to leave. “Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I’d be allowed to go,” he told the Daily Telegraph and Guardian. “I spoke with Brendan Rodgers several times and he told me, ‘Stay another season, and you have my word if we don’t make it then I will personally make sure that you can leave’. After weeks of speculation over the 26-year-old’s intentions, which began earlier in the summer when he publicly admitted he could not turn down an approach from Real Madrid, the Uruguay international has threatened to submit a transfer request by the end of the week. He believes the club have reneged on an agreement to allow him to join a Champions League club after rejecting two bids from Arsenal, the second amounting to £40million plus £1 in an attempt to activate a clause they believed – apparently mistakenly – would force the Reds to sell. “I gave absolutely everything last season but it was not enough to give us a top-four finish – now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement. “They gave me their word a year ago and now I want them to honour that. I have the club’s word and we have the written contract and we are happy to take this to the Premier League for them to decide the case, but I do not want it to come to that. We have the backing of the PFA.” While Suarez believes there is a clause in his contract which allows him to leave, Liverpool have confidence in their position. They have always maintained the £40million mark was the point at which they had to inform the player of an approach and was the basis for the beginning of negotiations should they wish to sell. The club did not want to comment on Suarez’s interview or the nuances of his contract but throughout the summer they have maintained they do not want to sell. Suarez criticising Liverpool for double standards may seem ironic considering some of the difficulties he has caused them, and especially as just over six months ago he gave an interview in which he said he would stay at the club even if they did not qualify for the Champions League. When he was accused of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, the club backed him to the hilt, including those now infamous Suarez T-shirts worn before a game at Wigan, up to and beyond the point when he was banned for eight matches. On his return to action after that, he immediately generated more controversy by appearing to refuse to shake Evra’s hand at Old Trafford. Then manager Kenny Dalglish was fully supportive, but in the aftermath both he, the player and the club apologised after it was suggested Suarez had misled his manager as to his intentions for the pre-match niceties. Liverpool were equally supportive, although more forceful in their management of the situation, after the striker was banned for 10 matches for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April. “People say Liverpool deserve more from me but I have scored 50 goals in less than 100 games and now they could double the money they paid for me,” said Suarez. “They defended me, just like I defended them on the pitch.” Despite Rodgers’ protestations they do not want to sell, former Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton believes the line has now been crossed. “They should let him go. There’s no player bigger than any club, and certainly not Liverpool,” he told talkSPORT. “There have been bigger players than Luis Suarez who have left. “You don’t want a player like that at the club. He’s going to be moping about in the changing room because he hasn’t got the move he wants. “It seems to me he’s tried to manufacture a move. The way things have transpired, with what he’s said, it doesn’t sit well. “He’s burned his bridges. The Liverpool fans are very loyal to players as long as you show a bit of loyalty back.” Press Association
Pulis admits he takes great pride in Stoke’s success under Mark Hughes because his successor is reaping the benefits of his own work at the Britannia Stadium. While the Baggies head into the match on the back of two frustrating defeats to local rivals Aston Villa in league and cup action, Stoke are looking for a fourth successive win and sit eighth in the table. While Pulis stopped short of claiming the credit for Stoke’s current success, the Welshman was happy to point out his influence in their squad. “The great thing for me about the club is that you leave it in a condition where it can grow and grow and get better,” he said. “Look at the players who are there, the backbone of that football club, like Glenn Whelan, Ryan Shawcross, Asmir Begovic, Steven N’Nonzi, Peter Crouch, Jon Walters, just a few to mention. Marc Wilson, Geoff Cameron, wonderful people and wonderful professionals, and it’s really nice when you take over a club with all good professionals like that.” He added: “How many players has Mark brought in? “I don’t know but the majority of the lads who were there before still seem to be picked week-in week-out, that’s testament to them as individuals to win over a new manager. “Glenn Whelan and Ryan Shawcross are the only ones who were there when we got promoted from the Championship. Berahino and Ideye have been playing through the pain barrier recently while Anichebe has a groin problem. Winger Callum McManaman has a foot injury which boss Tony Pulis has decided to rest for a few weeks. West Brom have doubts over strikers Saido Berahino, Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke. “They’ve been brilliant. “And they’ve been brilliant for the football club.” Ryan Shawcross is available for Stoke after recovering from a back problem. The defender has been out since January but Hughes must make a decision whether to throw him straight back in. Stephen Ireland is likely to sit out with a gashed leg while Philipp Wollscheid (groin) is struggling and Bojan Krkic and Peter Odemwingie (both knee) remain long-term absentees. “We have had another very good season up until now and we still have so much to play for,” said Hughes. “Some teams are maybe guilty of taking their eye off the ball at this time of year, especially teams in the middle of the table, but I can say that we certainly won’t be doing that. “The guys have a tremendous focus at the moment, and that has been evident in training this week after their break last weekend. “They know that they have a chance to make more history this season and you can really sense that they want to grab that opportunity with both hands. “We ended the season incredibly strongly last year and there is no reason as to why we can’t do the exact same this time round. That is certainly the target.” Press Association
BUCKSPORT — One of the summer’s biggest road races took place early Saturday morning as runners came to Bucksport for this year’s edition of the Tour du Lac 10-Mile Road Race.For the third straight year, the overall event win went to Old Town’s Erik McCarthy, who crossed the finished line in 53 minutes, 32 seconds. Another Old Town competitor, Eliza Tibbits, crossed in 1 hour, 2 minutes to finish as the top female runner with an overall place of sixth.Michael Bunker of Liberty placed second overall with a time of 55:08, and Judson Cake of Bar Harbor became the first Hancock County finisher moments later when he crossed in 56:14 to place third. Adam Goode of Topsham and Ken Akiha of Orono rounded out the top five.Erik Knickerbocker and Andrew Kephart then gave Ellsworth its first two finishers of the day with seventh- and eighth-place finishes, respectively. Castine’s Bob Ciano finished 10th with a time of 1:07:39.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of the race’s top-25 finishers.Erik McCarthy, 53 minutes, 32 secondsMichael Bunker, 55:08Judson Cake, 56:14Adam Goode, 56:34Ken Akiha, 57:56Eliza Tibbits, 1:02:00Erik Knickerbocker, 1:02:35Andrew Kephart, 1:03:56Charlie Collins, 1:06:49Bob Ciano, 1:07:39Ian Fraser, 1:09:04Ethan Dapice, 1:09:06Bradford Eslin, 1:09:32Peter Lodge, 1:09:47Andrew Knightly, 1:10:11Tim Pearson, 1:10:24Shane Martin, 1:11:07Seth Young, 1:12:47Scott Heidemann, 1:12:55Ed Hughes, 1:15:52Katherine Collins, 1:16:10Deedra Dapice, 1:17:51Aaron Hovler, 1:17:54John Mills, 1:18:37Mary Clapper-Buck, 1:18:46
WEST Indies players were reportedly offered a 100 per cent increase in wages by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for two proposed Twenty20 games in Pakistan, in March.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had attempted to convince WCI to send a team to tour the country, but the proposal was rejected because of ongoing security concerns in the Asian country.Pakistan has been blacklisted by major Test playing nations since a deadly attack on the Sri Lanka team in 2009.CWI reportedly considered the tour, but concerns raised by the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and its parent body, the Federation of International Cricket Associations (FICA), who sent out a release warning players against travelling to the country, reportedly prompted a change of heart from the administration.According to T&T Guardian, who quoted sources familiar with the situation, players were offered a huge bounty to consider the tour. The reports indicate that the players were being offered as much as US$10 000 as opposed to US$2 500 for regular match fees.The objections of FICA and WIPA, however, who represent the interest of the players, made it almost impossible for the tour to go ahead. The teams will play a two-match series in Florida. (Sportsmax.com)
highlights Pakistan will make it to semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup believes Akhtar. Pakistan will play against England two limited over series. Sarfaraz Ahmed will captain men-in-green in World Cup. New Delhi : Pakistan will prepare for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup by playing five ODIs and a one-off T20I against England starting May 5, just before the start of the mega event. They will also play four practice matches to get suited to the conditions and expect to have a replay of their performance in the Champions Trophy 2017. This preparation looks good enough for them and will definitely help them by the time the competition starts.The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side is considered to be the dark horses of the tournament, given that that they are coming off a 0-5 whitewash at the hands of Australia in UAE. They are quite unpredictable when it comes to consistently performing in the big tournaments. However, Shoaib Akhtar feels that the Men in Green will make it to the knockout stages of the World Cup. He played in three World Cups for his country, reaching the finals in 1999 and semi-finals in 2011. Pakistan lost to Australia in the final and went down to India in the 2011 edition. But here, Akhtar feels Pakistan has the goods to make it to the semis. “I think Pakistan can be one [of] the [more] favourable contenders to [reach the] semis,” he was quoted as saying by Business Recorder.Akhtar felt that the format of the 2019 World Cup will suit Pakistan as the team tends to warm up after 3-4 games, something that also happened in the 1992 edition when the round robin format was utilized. The former speedster also added that the senior players need to take the responsibility and lead from the front, given that many of them might be appearing in their final World Cup event.“Some five players are going to get retired, and they will not get a chance again to play the World Cup, so it is a huge burden on these players to perform,” the 43-year-old further said. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.