Harter to seek Attorney General nomination

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter announced today on Facebook that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for Attorney General for the State of Indiana.  Harter stated on a social media platform, “There is simply too much at stake to risk losing this position to a liberal Democrat who will undermine the great work of our state.”Harter continued, “Hoosiers deserve a tested prosecutor and proven conservative in the Attorney General’s office who’s tough on crime, supports law enforcement, protects victims, and will defend our conservative values in words and deeds.”last_img

Klopp sweating on Salah fitness ahead of Palace trip

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, faces an anxious wait over the fitness of forward Mohamed Salah as the Premier League leaders prepare for a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.Egyptian forward Salah has been struggling with an ankle injury since a heavy challenge from Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury during Liverpool’s 2-1 win early last month.He was ruled out of Egypt’s matches against Kenya and Comoros and was pictured wearing a protective boot on his left ankle last week.“Yesterday he trained. He has been training the things we want him to do. It’s not that he has got worse, it’s just that the injury is there still.“We have to be sensible. I have to see the session today before I make a decision,” Klopp told a news conference on Friday.Virgil van Dijk is available for selection after he pulled out of the Netherlands squad for the match against Estonia in midweek.But Klopp is yet to assess the fitness of other key players who have returned from international duty.“Virgil is 100% available. I cannot say 100% for the others.“Today is an important session with the players who came back late – Bobby (Roberto Firmino), Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum. You have to wait until the last second to make a decision but nobody came back injured,” the coach added.Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri has returned to first-team training after missing over a month due to a recurring calf issue.Shaqiri has featured for around 25 minutes for Liverpool this season and has made only one start since January but Klopp is convinced the player still has a future at Anfield and will play a key role in the coming weeks.“When I am with him he is fine here, speculation is speculation and nothing we can change.“I have no idea what I can say about it. He absolutely has a future here. This season, he is a very, very important player for us. He needs to be fit for the impact he can give us and that is all we are focused on,” Klopp said.Tags: Crystal PalaceJuergen KloppLiverpoolMohamed Salahlast_img read more

MDI girls’ soccer edges Ellsworth

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ soccer team fell 1-0 at home Tuesday against Mount Desert Island.Sophomore Daisy Granholm scored the lone goal for MDI (3-2-1) on a breakaway with 10 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first half. Ellsworth (1-5) had its own chances and nearly tied the game with two minutes left, but the visitors came away with the victory.Goalkeeper Kylie Robidoux had nine saves for Ellsworth, and Cassia Barnes saved five shots for MDI.Ellsworth’s next game is on the road against Washington Academy (0-5) at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 21. MDI heads to Presque Isle (3-2) on Saturday, Sept. 23, for a 1 p.m. game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

UIC faces NKU in Horizon finals

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago (18-16, 13-8) vs. No. 2 seed Northern Kentucky (22-9, 14-5)Horizon Conference Tourney Championship, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Illinois-Chicago is set to face Northern Kentucky in the Championship of the Horizon tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 16, when the Flames outshot Northern Kentucky from the field 50 percent to 22 percent and made seven more 3-pointers on their way to a 73-43 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press UIC faces NKU in Horizon finalscenter_img March 10, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Northern Kentucky has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Dantez Walton, Jalen Tate, Tyler Sharpe, Trevon Faulkner and Bryson Langdon have combined to account for 75 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 81 percent of all Norse points over the last five games.TERRIFIC TARKUS: Tarkus Ferguson has connected on 32.6 percent of the 187 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 16 over the last three games. He’s also made 75 percent of his free throws this season.WINNING WHEN: Illinois-Chicago is a perfect 13-0 when it scores at least 72 points. The Flames are 5-16 when scoring any fewer than 72.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Flames have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Norse. Northern Kentucky has 29 assists on 71 field goals (40.8 percent) across its past three contests while Illinois-Chicago has assists on 42 of 90 field goals (46.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Northern Kentucky has made 8.2 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Horizon teams.___last_img read more

Badger defense readies for newest MAC star

first_imgAll-American. Heisman candidate. Possibly the best quarterback in the nation. Omar Jacobs has heard it all.“I can’t even walk down the street or take a ride down in my car,” Jacobs said.Simply the latest ultra-talented signal-caller to hail from the Mid-American Conference, Jacobs burst onto the national scene with a season that even Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich or Ben Roethlisberger would envy.In his first year as a starter directing the Bowling Green attack, Jacobs tossed a conference record 41 touchdown passes, but even more mind boggling was his interception total (or, more appropriately, lack thereof). Jacobs threw just four picks, establishing an NCAA record for touchdown-to-interception ratio.“He had one of the best years in the country last year — best years possibly ever by a quarterback by his stats last year,” Wisconsin linebacker Mark Zalewski said. “It’s going to be a huge challenge for us and we’re just going to have to be ready for them to spread us out.”Amazingly, Jacobs rewrote the Bowling Green record books while nursing a pair of midseason foot injuries. Despite the setbacks, the Falcon signal-caller managed to rush for 300 yards and four touchdowns for the season.“Certain things, like certain runs they wanted me to do … I didn’t really have that burst or that get-up that I needed to turn the corner or get that extra three yards,” Jacobs said. “So [the injuries] kind of altered my running ability a little bit, but I still could throw the ball.”The revamped Wisconsin defense will face perhaps its most difficult challenge of the season in trying to stop Jacobs and Bowling Green’s pass-happy attack in Saturday’s season-opener. Despite his lofty passing numbers and play-making ability, Jacobs operates the Falcon attack with a cerebral quality, meaning UW will be hard-pressed to force him into silly mistakes or turnovers.“He makes the right decision,” Wisconsin cornerback Brett Bell said. “He always has four or five different choices to make, but he always makes the right decision. If his first check isn’t there, he’ll go to his [next] check. If the second check isn’t there, he’ll go to his third check. He never takes chances.”In addition to making smart choices, Jacobs plainly and simply does not take sacks. Bowling Green yielded just 13 sacks a season ago, tops in the MAC. And while a huge part of that stat was the play of the underrated Falcon offensive line, Jacobs’ quick release and head coach Gregg Brandon’s offensive scheme also play large roles.“[Jacobs is] in the shotgun. A lot of it is quick releases. A lot of it is sprint-outs, where it’s hard to get to him anyhow and the ball can come out if you do get pressure,” UW head coach Barry Alvarez said. “So they’ve devised a scheme where it’s difficult. You can put pressure on him, he can release it quickly, but you’re really not going to get many sacks against him.”Regardless of Jacobs’ penchant for getting rid of the football decisively and, most of the time, effectively, as evidenced by his 66.9 completion percentage, the Wisconsin defensive line will go about its job with a business-as-usual approach.“I don’t think we can treat him any different than we treat any other quarterback that comes in here,” UW defensive line coach John Palermo said. “We’ve got to put good pressure on him when he drops back. He’s the kind of quarterback that’s not going to take a sack. He’s going to get rid of the football. We’re going to have to do some things to change up, to try to get him off a rhythm. But we can’t control who Omar Jacobs is; we can just control how we play.”After falling short in last season’s opener at Oklahoma 40-24, Jacobs relishes a second chance to play the role of underdog in another raucous environment.“Just going into that type of atmosphere to play a football game, start a season on national TV … I think it’s going to be fun,” Jacobs said. “I heard Wisconsin is one of the top football schools. I think just to see that atmosphere for the first game … it’s going to be fun.”last_img read more

Bills praise Alexander, who could be playing final home game

first_imgLast Updated: 25th December, 2019 12:42 IST Bills Praise Alexander, Who Could Be Playing Final Home Game Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier opened the final week of the season in a bittersweet mood, and it had nothing to do with Buffalo having lost at New England two days earlier. FOLLOW US COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 25th December, 2019 12:42 ISTcenter_img LIVE TV Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier opened the final week of the season in a bittersweet mood, and it had nothing to do with Buffalo having lost at New England two days earlier.What struck Frazier was the realization his time coaching linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was potentially coming to a close. Though the playoff-bound Bills (10-5) are guaranteed an AFC wild-card game after closing the regular season against the New York Jets (6-9), the game Sunday could very well be Alexander’s home finale. The 13-year veteran has said he plans to retire following the season.”I was telling one of our coaches this morning that if this indeed turns out to be his last home game or last season, there may be someone else that’ll play the position next season, and they may wear the same number,” Frazier said. “But there won’t be another Lorenzo Alexander.”Frazier’s praise for Alexander goes beyond the 36-year-old’s production. Alexander has played half of Buffalo’s defensive snaps and ranks third among the Bills with 218 special teams snaps. But his presence as an unquestioned leader has Frazier using him as a what he called “a sounding board to gauge the temperature of our defense.””The players look up to him. The coaches trust him,” Frazier said. “It’s hard to find a guy like that. We’re going to miss him.”If this is indeed his final season, Alexander suddenly isn’t saying.The usually outgoing and talkative player, known for holding half-hour weekly sessions with reporters at his locker, was a curious no-show following practice Tuesday. Alexander also declined an interview request from The Associated Press on Monday, leaving it difficult to determine whether he’s had a change of heart about retirement.Alexander first said he believed he had one more year left in him at the end of last season, something he”If you asked me today, yeah, this is my last year,” the married father of four said in mid-January. “At some point you’ve got to eventually walk away from the game and start the second half of your life. I’ve got a lot of life to live. There’s other things that I want to do.”If anything, Alexander continues proving he’s capable of playing a regular role.He ranks sixth on the team with 50 tackles, has two sacks and is tied for the team lead among linebackers with nine passes defensed in 15 games, including seven starts.Alexander has also proven durable. He hasn’t missed a game since 2013 with Arizona, when he sat out the final 13 games with a right foot injury.He’s completing his fourth season in Buffalo, after being initially signed to fill a special teams role in 2016. It took only a few months for then-coach Rex Ryan to discoverAlexander’s presence has also be felt in the community, where he’s active in fundraising activities for his ACES charitable foundation. Including this season, he’s a five-time Walter Payton Man of The Year award nominee.“He’s been everything, that guy, not just team, but to this community,” safety Micah Hyde said. “Everybody appreciates ’Zo around here.”That includes offensive players.“You can’t really put into words what he means to this team,” quarterback Josh Allen said. “He does things the right way and he’s been an inspiration for a lot of people here.”At 6-foot-1 and 245 pounds, Alexander’s career has been a testament to his hard work and versatility.He was a 300-pound defensive lineman coming out of California in 2005, when Carolina signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent. Alexander briefly switched to tight end before being converted to linebacker upon making his NFL debut with Washington in 2007.”Guys get drafted on height, weight and speed. And then you have the Lorenzo Alexanders of the world who defy all those numbers,” Frazier said. “To have the type of career he’s had, it’s an incredible story. And it speaks to being able to look beyond the raw numbers.”Alexander is set to play his 191st career game Sunday. He has also made four postseason appearances, all of them losses.A year after”I wouldn’t mind if he did change his mind,” Frazier said. “I’m sure his wife might have other things to say, but I’d love to have him back.”NOTES: With the Bills locked in as the AFC’s fifth playoff seed, coach Sean McDermott plans to rest some starters against the Jets. Without saying who, McDermott acknowledged the possibility of Allen playing a portion of the game before giving way to backup Matt Barkley. … The Bills were not required to issue an injury report, but running back Devin Singletary was among the players who did not practice. … C Mitch Morse practiced after being sidelined Saturday with a lower right leg injury.___More AP NFL: Written By Associated Press Television News last_img read more

EDITORIAL: Plausible answers needed re devaluation of Jamaican dollar

first_imgJamaicans at home and abroad are confused and concerned what’s the reason for the sharp devaluation of the Jamaican dollar over in recent weeks. From approximately US$1 equaling J$128 towards the end of June, the exchange rate fell to J$137. 50 on August 24, after hovering close to J$140 to US$1 days earlier.Various economist, including the governor and staff of the Bank of Jamaica, and the political directorate in the Ministry of Finance have tried explaining the persistent devaluation, but there remains much confusion.The confusion mounts as Jamaicans continue to be informed that the nation’s economy is improving in keeping with goals set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the current IMF/Jamaican government loan agreement.According to reports, Jamaica’s unemployment is at a record low, inflation has declined, the exchange rate is sustainable; international reserves have risen significantly; interest rates are low and falling; and the nation’s current account is more or less balanced.All this is positive news; so why has the dollar made this sudden spurt to over US$1 = JS137?Ministry of Finance attempts explanationSome weeks ago, the Ministry of Finance attempted an explanation indicating the latest slide of the dollar was a temporary anomaly. The explanation suggested the low interest rates motivated business people with debt in US currency to borrow Jamaican dollars to buy available US dollars to pay down their US currency debt. Apparently several businesses people applied this foreign debt reducing strategy simultaneously, which, in accordance with the law of demand and supply, created a sudden shortage of US dollars that pushed up the exchange rate. But, to reiterate, it was suggested a more normal rate would return in a short time.Exchange rate keeps risingThat was several weeks ago, and the rate has kept rising. In former years when the exchange rate rose sharply the BOJ, which was then the manager of the foreign exchange rate, would have intervened and taken corrective measures to lower the rate. But, the policy of the Jamaican government now allows the dollar to fluctuate in a free market system, without the BOJ’s management.However, the BOJ could, nonetheless, have taken temporary measures to reduce the rate, but it hasn’t. The non-action by the Bank has given to speculation that it has deliberately kept out of the fray to enable the national inflation rate to increase. Inflation rate is too low To the man in the street the fact that Jamaica’s inflation rate at the end of June stood at 2.8 percent is good. It meant that over the 12-month period since June 2017, prices rose on an average of 2.8 percent. But to traditional economists, and in accordance with the GOJ/IMF agreement that inflation rate is unacceptable. It is preferred the rate fluctuates between 4 and 6 percent. The reason is if inflation remain too low, in relation to the low interest rate, there’ll be a spike in demand for goods, (the too many dollars chasing too few goods argument). Since most of the goods being demanded are imported this could mean an increase in imports and increase in foreign exchange expenditure to make these purchases. In short order the economy would revert to negativity. Since the government need to realize an increase in the inflation rate, it’s speculated the BOJ is refusing to intervene to take action to stem the currency devaluation. The Bank could do this by hiking interest rates and selling off some of the high foreign exchange reserves. However, in a recent statement the BOJ governor staunchly rebuked that the bank is refusing to take action in order to let inflation rates go higher. Answers needed But Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora need answers, and action to stop the devaluation. Gas prices have followed the path of the rising dollar, and as gas prices rise so will other prices, including electricity rates, public transport, and food.In the Diaspora, people who depend on Jamaican pensions paid in foreign currency, and on dividends from investments in Jamaica are suffering, as these payments have contracted resulting from the devaluation. Sharp critic in opposition When the Jamaica dollar devalued sharply during the previous PNP administration, the then JLP Opposition was very critical. Then Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness was quick to indicate “the challenges” being experienced by “ordinary Jamaicans” as a result of the persistent devaluation.As prime minister, Hiolness is obligated to explain to Jamaicans why the dollar is hovering closer to US$1=J$140 and not falling. Why aren’t the market forces working? Why doesn’t the BOJ make a temporary intervention? Jamaicans, home and abroad, are again experiencing tremendous challenges because of this devaluation. Jamaicans deserve a plausible explanation from its leader.last_img read more

Codeta seeks new investment for further European ambitions

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Share Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Submit Edward IhreIndustry live gaming specialist Codeta (Codeta.com) has announced that it has launched a second funding round with a view to aid its ambitious future growth plans.The Malta-based operator which seeks to be the leading industry provider for live games and content, is seeking new investment/investors as it looks to expand its services within various European igaming jurisdictions.Confident of securing a new round of financing, Codeta CEO & Founder Edward Ihre detailed to industry media“Codeta.com has been on an incredible upward growth trajectory since we first went live earlier this year. To keep building momentum, we need to enter new markets, continue to launch new products, and put additional weight behind our marketing campaigns.“This funding round will allow us to do all of this, and continue with our mission to bring live table games into the mainstream. The vertical has huge potential, and we have positioned ourselves to capitalise on it in the coming months,”Ihre further states that following its initial launch in November, Codeta has made significant progress in its starter markets of the UK, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.  Codeta.com now offers a sleek and intuitive site with a variety of live dealer games including blackjack and roulette from the likes of NetEnt, Evolution Gaming and Authentic Gaming. The operator’s live dealer games are streamed from dedicated studios, as well as real-life tables on casino floors all over the world, which is known as dual-play. StumbleUponlast_img read more

Svenska Spel extends agreement with Swedish Sports Federation

first_img Submit Svenska Spel urges government to ban lottery betting June 9, 2020 Svenska Spel delivers on social mandate despite COVID-19 impacts July 20, 2020 Share Svenska Spel has extended its long-standing cooperation with the Swedish Sports Federation as part of a SEK 17m agreement.The deal, which comes into force on 1 June and will last until 31 December 2020, will help secure ‘important funds for the sports movement in a difficult time’.Patrik Hofbauer, President and CEO of Svenska Spel, commented: “When the Swedish sports movement has been hit hard by the corona pandemic, it feels good that Svenska Spel and the Swedish Sports Federation extend their cooperation.“In this way we secure important funds for Swedish sport. At the same time, work is underway on a more long-term plan for how we together can continue to strengthen the sports movement.”The duo have worked alongside one another since 2017, having launched a number of initiatives such as the ‘Forward project for more in motion’. The scheme consists ‘partly of sponsorship agreements and partly of the Forward Fund’, and seeks to get more people involved in sport.“Through Forward for more in motion, we have put over 200,000 Swedes in motion in recent years. This is something we are very proud of and by extending the agreement we can now facilitate for more Swedes to move in,” Hofbauer added.Both Svenska Spel and the Swedish Sport Federation will also continue to collaborate on tackling match-fixing across Sweden. Through the extended agreement, the duo have developed a digital education initiative aimed at sports associations and their associations.Swedish Sports Federation’s secretary-general Stefan Bergh, concluded: “The cooperation with Svenska Spel and the financial support for the sport enables efforts to reach more, support elite activists who study, counter match-fixing and provide the conditions for associations and unions to continue to develop their activities in line with Strategy 2025.” Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Eason claims his sixth victory on collegiate circuit

first_img11 Mar 2014 Eason claims his sixth victory on collegiate circuit Greg Eason, an England squad member, claimed his sixth collegiate victory for the University of Central Florida when he won the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at Sawgrass County Club in Florida. The 21 year old from Leicester carded three sub-par rounds, opening with 71 before taking command with a seven-under-par 65 and closing with 69 for an 11-under-par 205. This left him three strokes ahead of runner-up, Sam Love. This win comes in the wake of his success in the prestigious South Beach International Amateur in December, while Eason had become the first player in his universities history to win an individual NCAA regional title. He now climbs to fourth place on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, two places behind Yorkshire’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, the US Amateur champion. Eason (image copyright Tom ward Photography), who is in the final year of his golf scholarship at the University of Central Florida, also finished third a few days earlier in the Gator Invitational at Gainesville. His second round 65, which included an eagle and seven birdies, was the lowest round of the tournament and Eason was one of only two golfers in the field to card three sub-par scores. Overall he had two eagles and 16 birdies.last_img read more