Driver killed in fiery early morning crash in Osceola

first_img WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – June 3, 2020 1 572 Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleRemains of body found in river sent for DNA testingNext articlePolice investigating car vs. motorcycle crash in St. Joseph County Tommie Lee Twitter Driver killed in fiery early morning crash in Osceola Google+ (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) One person was killed after their car crashed into a building and caught fire early Wednesday morning in Osceola.Police say it happened around 2:15 a.m. north of Osceola Dragway near Ash and Vistula.The car crashed into Midway Marina and the driver was trapped inside. First responders were unable to free the driver from the burning vehicle and a police officer was injured in the attempt.A witness told police the vehicle was speeding before the crash. The identity of the driver has not been released but the car was registered in South Bend. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Public urged to give input on Auckland high-rise brothel

first_imgNZ Herald 4 April 2012Public comment is being sought on a bid to build a 15-storey building, including a brothel, on the site of the demolished Palace Hotel, in Victoria St. This follows a decision by Auckland Council’s hearings committee to rescind its December decision to have an independent commissioner decide whether the public should have a say. The deadline for comment to the council is May 4 and a hearing of the resource consent bid could follow about five weeks later.….The committee said there was the “sensitivity of the people” to the proposed brothel activity. Opponents include Auckland’s Catholic leader, Bishop Pat Dunn. The committee said the council needed to consider the impact on the community in terms of nuisance or incompatibility with its surrounding precinct, including Federal St which has views of St Patrick’s Cathedral. a submission: Any person may make a submission on the application.MORE DETAILS on making a Submission Send written submission to Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland, 1142.  Submission form here: Submission form: that a copy of the submission must also be sent to the applicant at the address for service stated above as soon as reasonably practicable. Green Group , PO Box 105153, Auckland City, Auckland 1143, Attention: Martin Green.last_img read more

Taylor, Matthews and Selman off to India to play in a T20 cricket challenge

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Three West Indies women cricketers have been selected to play in a T20 cricket challenge, which will feature some of the world’s best players.Stafanie Taylor and Shakera Selman have been invited to play for the Trailblazers, while Hayley Matthews will turn out for Velocity. The other outfit is Supernovas.The four-match tri-series is being hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and will run from May 6 to 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.Taylor said she hoped that the series would pave the way for the introduction of a Women’s IPL tournament.“I’ve always enjoyed playing in India but this will be a new experience for me. I’m looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere that I’ve seen in the IPL on TV and I’m hoping that this season will be a catalyst to have an actual women’s IPL,” she said.Selman, who will be steaming into the pace attack for the Trailblazers, alongside Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami, is relishing the opportunity to play alongside her West Indies captain and the other international players.“I’m grateful to be afforded the opportunity to take part in the Women’s T20 challenge, as it’s another chance to showcase my talent alongside some of the best female cricketers in the game. And I am hopeful that this challenge will be used to develop a women’s IPL.”Meanwhile, Matthews who will be challenging her West Indies Women’s teammates echoed similar sentiments saying, “It’s an honour to be able to participate in such a huge initiative in women’s cricket. I’m really looking forward to playing alongside some of the best players in the world and being able to play my role in helping to grow women’s cricket.”Jimmy Adams, Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, congratulated the three West Indies women players on their selection.However, he said it was unfortunate that Deandra Dottin could not play due to an injury.“We’re delighted that Stafanie, Shakera and Hayley have the chance to experience this tournament and showcase West Indies women’s cricket talent at the same time.  It’s unfortunate that Deandra Dottin was not able to participate due to injury. We’ll be watching out for the performances and welcome this initiative from the BCCI,” he said.Women’s T20 Cricket Challenge Squads:SUPERNOVAS: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu, Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine, Taniya Bhatia, W V Raman (coach)TRAILBLAZERS: Smriti Mandhana (c), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman, Sophie Ecclestone, Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Biju George (coach)VELOCITY: Mithali Raj (c), Amelia Kerr, Danielle Wyatt, Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews, Jahanara Alam, Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mamta Maben (coach)last_img read more

Golf ambassador Warren selected for Special Olympics

first_img Teenage golf ambassador Warren Clark has been selected for Team GB for the 2019 Special Olympics Word Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.Warren, who has autism and learning difficulties, commented: “I feel very proud and special to have been selected. I feel very privileged to be part of it.”The 17-year-old from Hampshire will use the experience to help him spread the word that golf is a great game for all. For Warren, a six-handicapper, is passionate about golf and sharing it with other people, particularly those with disabilities.He’s making his mark in many ways. He’s an ambassador for England Golf and the Golf Foundation and for the England Golf Trust, helping to change perceptions about the sport and get more, younger people playing.He has his own charity, Warren Clark Golfing Dreams and takes Tri-Golf and StreetGolf and SNAG (Starting New at Golf) out into the community, working with disabled and disadvantaged people and families. He’s also a past winner of the England Golf Young Volunteer of the Year Award.Warren expects his Special Olympics experience to support his efforts to get more people playing golf. He commented: “Seeing different ways people adapt their swing will help me as a golf ambassador. I’ll be able to suggest things and show others with disabilities, so they can try the different techniques to see what suits them best. This will make their golf better and improve their own individual game.”He’s already played in the Special Olympics Golf Masters in Macau and in the National Games in Sheffield and walked away with a silver medal on both occasions.“I learned a lot,” said Warren, who lives in Southampton and is a member at Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club. “It was nice to meet and socialise with golfers like myself with learning or intellectual disabilities and to watch the different ways in which they adapt their own golf to be able to play with their disability.”Warren himself took up golf as an 11-year-old, encouraged by his stepfather, and quickly became a volunteer in the sport.“I love playing golf and socialising with others and this inspires me to get others into the game of golf,” he said. “I try to prove to people it’s not just for old men, it’s a great sport, which anyone can play including people who have disabilities.”Warren is one of 11 golf ambassadors, ranging in age from 10 to 22, who are helping to give the sport a new voice. They are all sharing their stories in different ways to inspire others to get involved in golf.Caption: Warren is pictured wearing the silver medal he won in Macau last year. 16 Mar 2018 Golf ambassador Warren selected for Special Olympics Tags: Abu Dhabi, Special Olympics, Warren Clarklast_img read more

Half-time: Exeter 0 Brentford 0

first_imgA much-changed Brentford, featuring two debutants, were held at the break after a first half of few chances at St. James Park.Philipp Hofmann dragged a shot wide from just outside the box early on, while Exeter’s Ryan Harley and Robbie Simpson both fired way off target.There was an injury concern for Brentford early on when Alan McCormack limped off, to be replaced by Ryan Woods.The game was largely devoid of goalmouth action until the Bees won a corner eight minutes before half-time.Emmanuel Ledesma, making his competitive debut after signing on non-contract terms earlier in the day, delivered the ball in for Hofmann, who couldn’t connect properly with the header and sent it past the far post.Harlee Dean drilled just wide after Jan Holldack, on his first appearance for Brentford, had got in the way of Woods’ shot, while Josh Clarke drew a comfortable save from Exeter keeper Bobby Olejnik.The hosts named 15-year-old Ethan Ampadu, son of former Leyton Orient man Kwame, in their starting line-up, and the Grecians’ youngest-ever player made a composed start to his senior career.Exeter: Olejnik; McCready, Sweeney, Ampadu, Moore-Taylor; Taylor, James, Harley, Riley-Lowe; Watkins, Simpson Subs: Pym, Woodman, Tillson, Wheeler, Oakley, McAlinden, Jay.Brentford: Bonham; Holldack, Dean, Egan, Field; Yennaris, McCormack (Woods 12); Clarke, Saunders, Ledesma; Hofmann. Subs: Bentley, Elder, Cole, Woods, Kerschbaumer, Shaibu, Hogan.See also:Bees complete move for LedesmaFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gecko Gripper Picks Up Anything

first_imgThe gecko gripper is just one of many exciting developments in the field of biomimetics: the imitation of nature’s designs.Watch this video clip at PhysOrg: a new gripping device can pick up anything from a basketball to a water bottle without squeezing it. It relies on Van der Waals atomic forces, just like the spatulae on gecko toes. Think of the applications for this surprising substance. “Using a glove with this material, a child could palm a basketball, but could still toss an air-filled balloon without having it stick. It’s super-grippy, but not sticky at all.”Living cells have molecular pumps that are inspiring work at Northwestern University. PhysOrg reports on the first artificial molecular pump inspired by nature.Is hemp good for anything beyond altering people’s consciousness? It could join wheat straw as an ingredient in the rapidly expanding field of “bio-based materials,” the “construction industry’s best-kept secret,” PhysOrg reports.“Auxetic materials” is a new term for new lifelike materials that get fatter when stretched and thinner when compressed—opposite most artificial materials. Inspired by seashells, these materials “are inspiring a new wave of safety gear in sport” (PhysOrg).Got teeth? If you’d like to keep them, be glad that researchers are on the verge of creating “Revolutionary therapeutic dental adhesives with the aptitude to remineralize the resin-dentine bonding interface through biomimetic processes,” Science Daily reports happily.  This won’t just fill teeth; it will rebuild them. Medical Xpress adds that the “natural reparative capacity of teeth” is being elucidated at a Paris university.Spider silk has long been a biomimetic favorite. How about the web structure itself? Nature reports that MIT’s wizards have 3-D printed a web out of resin that “could be used in applications such as reinforcing industrial materials.” Lab tests showed that “they could strengthen the web by adjusting the diameter of the threads radiating out from the middle, and that of the threads that spiral around the web.” How did spiders figure that out?As for spider silk itself, despair not: Science Daily brings good news from MIT: “After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.” No spiders were needed for the simulation.Robotics is a major field that relies on biomimetics. Some recent examples:Nature writes about Europeans building “Robots that can adapt like animals” including responding to injuries. “Experiments reveal successful adaptations for a legged robot injured in five different ways, including damaged, broken, and missing legs, and for a robotic arm with joints broken in 14 different ways. This new algorithm will enable more robust, effective, autonomous robots, and may shed light on the principles that animals use to adapt to injury.“Science Daily writes about robots that master skills by trial and error, “using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence.”Humans are at the frontier of cyber-physical systems, PhysOrg says. Researchers got a $8.75 million grant, part of which is for developing “microrobots with synthetic cells to perform functions that may one day lead to tissue and organ re-generation.”Nature published a Review article about the status of “probabilistic machine learning and artificial intelligence.”Christoph Adami, one of the promoters of computer evolution models, is working on robots, too. Nature reports that he is using “evolutionary algorithms” to create robots with instincts. Like the ID community keeps pointing out, though, the researcher is sneaking information into the algorithm. Dembski has proved that no evolutionary algorithm is superior to blind chance unless extra information is intelligently supplied (Law of Conservation of Information; see latest explanation in his new book Being as Communion).Evolution is to biomimetics as fly is to ointment. Keep out, Darwin; your age has passed. It’s the information age now.Young people need inspiration to get into science. Biomimetics is a golden pathway into a new scientific age of inspiration, understanding, and wealth, yielding practical applications that can help the whole world. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA police ‘ready for 2010’

first_img2 July 2008South Africa is well prepared to ensure the safety of the millions of tourists set to visit the country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, says the South African Police Service.The SA Police Service revealed details of its plans to secure the country’s skies, highways, stadiums, streets and accommodation venues this week, as part of a plan that will see the government spending a further R665-million on procuring state-of-the-art equipment and R640-million on the deployment of more than 41 000 police officers.“I am happy to announce that our comprehensive security plan for the Fifa World Cup was submitted and it is in Zurich and I think Fifa will be satisfied with the security concept in general,” deputy national police commissioner Andre Pruis told reporters in Pretoria on Monday at the release of the country’s 2007/08 crime statistics.“However, we still need to finalise the security plans for the areas and towns where the teams will be staying,” said Pruis, who is in charge of the country’s 2010 World Cup security.He said the police had already begun event-specific training and simulation exercises for the tournament. They had also started procuring items for the event, including water cannons, body armour, mobile police stations, surveillance cameras, helicopters and unmanned surveillance aircraft.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Xavi Hernandez: Spain’s ‘tiki-taka’ legend quits national duty

first_imgXavi Hernandez failed to make a mark as Spain witnessed a horrific 2014 World CupXavi Hernandez, Spain’s leading playmaker in its run of three major titles, has retired from international duty after a disappointing World Cup.Flanked by fellow Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, Xavi was the key component of Spain’s tiki-taka passing style during its unprecedented run of winning the World Cup in 2010 and two European championships in 2008 and 2012.”I have taken the decision to leave the selection,” the 34-year-old Xavi said. “I think my time has ended.”He was voted the best player of the 2008 European championship. In that final he made the critical pass to Fernando Torres to score the winning goal in its 1-0 win over Germany.”It has been a marvelous time, a fantastic time for me, and I am proud of being here so many years and for all the victories,” said Xavi. “My time is over. I wish (the rest of the team) the best. From now on I will be another fan of the national team.”Xavi said that he had planned to leave the team after helping it defend the European title in 2012, but Spain coach Vicente del Bosque persuaded him to stay on through the World Cup in Brazil.But Spain flopped at this summer’s World Cup, losing its first two games and subsequently exiting the competition in the group stage. Xavi said being benched for that second match against Chile was key in his decision to retire from international duty.advertisement”We have lost a one-of-a-kind player,” said del Bosque. “He has been the man who was key to our style of play that has brought us so much success. We will miss him both on and off the pitch.”Xavi made 133 appearances for Spain, earning 100 victories.He said he will continue to play for Barcelona, with two years remaining on his current contract.Xavi said that he had come close to leaving Barcelona after former coach Gerardo Martino overlooked him in the final game of last season when Barcelona lost the Spanish league title to Atletico Madrid. The arrival of former player Luis Enrique to replace Martino played a part in Xavi staying.”I finished last seasons a little disappointed,” said Xavi. “I experienced two of my biggest disappointments, both on a personal and collective level, maybe the worst of my career… That’s when I decided, abruptly, to tell the club that it would be best to leave.”(But) I went on holiday and spoke with (sports director Andoni) Zubizarreta and Luis Enrique, and they made me see that I could still be important, useful and competitive.”Barcelona host Elche in the opening game of the new season on August 24.last_img read more


first_imgWe all know of the feats of Australia’s swimming golden girls, we’ve seen the image of Kerryn McCann fighting off the Kenyan runner in the marathon, while our cyclists and shooters are celebrating their most successful Commonwealth Games of all time. But while all of this is taking place in sports-crazy Melbourne, Touch is making the most of the influx of visitors to Victoria’s capital city.As part of the Commonwealth Games festivities, Touch Football Victoria assisted with a one hour Touch exhibition and coaching session last Saturday at the ‘Nestle Peters Beach Games’, just outside Melbourne’s Arts Centre and Concert Hall.In keeping with the Commonwealth Games theme, players who represented Australia and New Zealand in last year’s Victorian Trans Tasman Challenge were on hand to help out.Activities that kids love, such as ‘touchdown chase’, 2 v 1 Shootout, relay skills races and finally a game were enjoyed by the kids and their families who were watching.  With enthusiastic volunteers showing off their skills in demonstration games, it was a great way to promote Touch Footy in front of the general sports-loving public of Melbourne, Australia and the world.For TFA Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich, being hooked up to a microphone to run the coaching session, a halftime interview with the ‘Beach Host’, and the live action being displayed on the big screen were some of the highlights for the day.Watching the kids and volunteers diving to score and stop Touchdowns was the centre of most participants’ focus, especially on the soft sandy surface – no pain but plenty of sand to be emptied from clothing for the rest of the day!Touch footy will be back at the Commonwealth Games, on the sand tomorrow (Thursday March 23) for another demonstration and coaching session, from 12.45-1.45pm outside the Melbourne Arts Centre and Concert Hall.So, if you’re in Melbourne for the Games, or know someone else who is, get them to drop in to the event and support the Touch Football Victoria volunteers promoting the sport in Melbourne.last_img read more

Gov’t Making Use of ICT in Fighting Crime

first_imgMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the Ministry is taking full advantage of the offerings of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in combating crime across the island.Making his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 19, Mr. Bunting noted that a number of crime control and prevention initiatives have been implemented with the use of modern technology.Among these is the recent upgrading of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Automated Palm and Fingerprint Identification System (APFIS) at a cost of $260 million.Mr. Bunting noted that the modernisation exercise involves, in part, the conversion of the remaining paper-based fingerprint records to digital format.In addition, the Blackberry (smart phone) law enforcement database has been installed on some 550 handsets of traffic and operational personnel across the island and the smart phone application has been used to check the authenticity of drivers’ licences and motor vehicle documents.The analogue police radio system will be converted to a digital system with enhanced capabilities at a cost of $240 million.Mr. Bunting further informed that the JCF will be expanding surveillance via closed circuit television (CCTV) during the next financial year to detect criminal offences in public spaces.He said the necessary equipment has already been installed in several towns including Mandeville, May Pen, Montego Bay, and Half-Way-Tree.“We will be expanding the use of this facility by increasing the number of cameras in existing towns and, will also expand the surveillance to include areas of Spanish Town,” he said.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more