September 24

Lester E. Renner

first_imgMr. Lester E. Renner, 94, of Lexington, SC., formerly of Aurora, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Lexington.He was born on July 30, 1923 to George and Lillie (Steingruber) Renner in Aurora, IN. Lester received a degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1949 following service with the U.S. Army in WWII. In 1943 he married the former Mary Anne (Mickey) Mackey at Ft. Eustus, VA. before his deployment to Europe. The couple was blessed with three children, three granddaughters and six great grandchildren. Lester was a member of the Aurora First Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir and served as a Deacon and Elder. He had a long membership with the Aurora Lion’s Club and held many offices. He enjoyed acting and singing with the River town Players and volunteered with the Dearborn County Council on Aging.Lester is survived by his son, David (Paula) Renner of LaPorte, IN, daughter, Mary Jane (Guy) Sorrell of Chapin, SC; son-in law, John Blasdel of Bright, Indiana; granddaughters, Andrea (Renner) Miller, Trisha (Blasdel) Spears, and Sarah (Blasdel) Reed, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; a brother Arnold E Renner, and his Finnish daughter, Nina Wilkman.He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lillie Renner; his loving wife, Mary Anne Renner, daughter, Anne Blasdel, grandson, Drew, great grandson, Nathanial, brother Harold and sister, Ruth Meyer.Friends are welcome to visit at 9:30 am on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 10:30 am with Rev. Dana Stout officiating.As all family members are from out of town, memorial donations, in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Aurora First Presbyterian Church. 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

September 22

Enyeama ‘gatecrashes’ Eagles’ camp

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, was a surprise guest at the camp of the national football team, Super Eagles, in Uyo on Friday. Enyeama, who retired from the national team duties in 2015, was at the Super Eagles’ Ibom GolfHotel and Resorts camp to motivate the players. The former Lille of France goalkeeper also took a couple of pictures with the three goalkeepers and the goalkeepers’ trainer, Alloy Agu, in camp. Shortly after the visit, Enyeama, who led the Nigerian side to win AFCON 2013 in South Africa, took to Twitter, saying: “What an honour to share this moment with the Super Eagles at the Ibom Golf Hotel and Resorts. “I was on my way to playing an 18 hole matchplay game. “Wishing them the very best in their next match. “The future is bright for Nigerian football.” With 101 caps, Enyeama is Nigeria’s joint most capped player of all time. He featured in Korea/Japan 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 World Cup. He also helped Nigeria to third place finishes in the 2004, 2006 and 2010 at the Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, before captaining the team to victory in the 2013 edition.Tags: Africa Cup of NationsAlloy AguSuper EaglesVincent Enyeamalast_img read more

September 21

O’Neill building for bright future

first_img Indeed, the former Shamrock Rovers boss has won just once in 14 matches since taking over from Nigel Worthington but his diligent work with Northern Ireland’s age group sides and his commitment to blooding a new batch of senior internationals persuaded his employers of his value. “I was extremely keen to stay. The contract actually wasn’t a major thing, it was quite straightforward because the discussions we had were that everybody at the association wanted me to continue,” O’Neill told Press Association Sport. “I’ve been working for two years now and I want to continue that development of the team and the squad and hopefully make sure we have better results in qualifying next time. “When I took the job on I knew the situation: at this moment in time there is no shortcut. The players we have available are the players we have available and we have to mould them into a team. “It’s not as though I can bring in 10 or 11 new faces but this is a relatively young squad and I’ve already introduced some relatively inexperienced players. Hopefully one or two younger ones will come through to join them in the next couple of years. “Coming into the job I knew I wasn’t just managing an international team. We’ve restructured the age level groups, we’ve been getting the right people into the jobs at that level and I’ve been assisting them with whatever they need. That will continue. “When I was appointed Northern Ireland manager I was honoured to have been chosen to manage my country and I am extremely happy to have agreed a new two-year deal.” IFA president Jim Shaw has been a vocal supporter of O’Neill during his tenure, and he said: “I am delighted that Michael has agreed a two-year extension to his contract. “I have no doubt that he will be able to build on the work he has already done and will take us forward in the Euro 2016 campaign. “Michael is a true professional who has passion and pride, something which he showed as a player for his country and now as a manager, and I believe he is the right man for the job of Northern Ireland manager.” O’Neill will be without Palermo striker Kyle Lafferty, whose wife is due to give birth around the date of the Turkey clash, as well as injured duo Craig Cathcart and Corry Evans, but otherwise has a full-strength panel available to him. Press Association Contract talks between O’Neill and the IFA board were concluded on Tuesday, meaning the match against Turkey on November 15 has been recast from mid-season friendly to step one in the national side’s Euro 2016 campaign. O’Neill named a strong 20-man squad for that match less than an hour after it was confirmed that he would be staying in his post and he believes everybody is pulling in the right direction to improve on a fifth-placed finish in World Cup qualifying. center_img Michael O’Neill is ready to build on the lessons of his first term as Northern Ireland manager after being handed a two-year extension by the Irish Football Association. last_img read more

September 18

Crawford turning in creditable performances in New York

first_imgYOUNG Guyanese cyclist Romello Crawford continues to make a name for himself with a couple of creditable performances on the USA circuit.Crawford, who hails from the Ancient County, has so far lined up in four overseas meets for the year and has impressed with two podium finishes.Crawford has so far lit up ‘The Tour of Somerville’ in the Category 2 event.Guyanese Romello Crawford competed in ‘I will Foundation Tuesday Night Race Series’ in Brooklyn, NY on the June 4.Over 50 U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame inductees have raced in Somerville, including Tour de France champions. The event has become known as ‘The Kentucky Derby of Cycling’, and draws international Olympians and top cyclists from around the world.The 20-year-old turned in a strong performance throughout the 30-miler (criterium racing) to come out on top over an estimated 200 starters, winning the Men’s Open Category 2 contest in a time of 49:29:00.Just recently Crawford secured another podium finish in the ‘I will Foundation Tuesday Night Race Series’ in Brooklyn, NY on June 4. He finished second behind 2018 winner Edwin Morel in the 21-mile tussle.Crawford told this publication “My experience was frightening at first because I had to compete in crits racing – criterium is a bike race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit – which is a different type from what I’m used to. The races were difficult because of the presence of strong teams and many pros turned out for the races, but I always believed in myself to come out on top”.Notably for his eye-catching efforts Crawford just this week was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor Ted R. Green of East Orange, NY.Crawford will continue to put “pedal to metal” with his next race assignment scheduled for this weekend in Harlem, NY. (Colin Bynoe)last_img read more

September 17

Nikias family hosts a USC Thanksgiving

first_imgFor the first time at USC, some students who stayed on campus this Thanksgiving  shared dinner at the president’s house with the leader of the university.Seven trams left the University Park Campus on Thursday night to take 350 students to the president’s house in San Marino, Calif., which President C. L. Max Nikias and his family had moved into three days earlier.For many students, this was the only Thanksgiving dinner they had available, said Sharon Kim, a sophomore from Portland, Ore., majoring in psychology and occupational therapy.Daniel Wang | Daily Trojan“I was really glad to have this, because I didn’t have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving dinner,” she said. “It’s a great way for people to meet each other and to spend time with people from school you don’t know.”Opening the president’s home to students was the idea of First Lady Niki Nikias, who said she was accustomed to hosting USC students for Thanksgiving dinner.“If my daughters wanted to bring a few friends who had nowhere else to go, I would tell them, ‘Have them come over; there’s always plenty of food.’ So that’s how the idea came about because I knew we were going to be in the president’s house, and I wanted to follow this tradition that we had,” she said.The Nikias family felt strongly that it was important to give students on campus a home and family for Thanksgiving, said Georgiana Nikias, a USC law student and one of the president’s two daughters.“There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal. So I think that’s what my mom was thinking — that Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy a really good meal, sit down and be lazy. You don’t do any homework; you just relax,” she said.The decision to open the president’s home was unanimous.“We love the company,” said Maria Nikias, a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. “We know how important food is — good food — on Thanksgiving.”Formally dressed students entered the mansion in a single line, where each shook hands with the president and his family. Tables were set up in the backyard under a canopy, where servers poured hibiscus lemonade for sitting students.“I feel like I’m at a wedding,” said Chris Wang, a freshman majoring in biochemical engineering.In his brief welcoming remarks, Nikias introduced his family and invited the attendees to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet, which included roast wild turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, squash ravioli, corn bread and onion flatbread.In his second speech after dinner, President Nikias talked about the importance of Thanksgiving. He spoke of the origins of Thanksgiving, its history and various traditions, from sending a pardoned turkey to Disneyland to planning the next day’s shopping spree.But he also sought to highlight the meaning of Thanksgiving.“It reminds us of what is best in us, what is most humble, what is most human,” he said. “It reminds us of what we most value, and it reminds us to be grateful for how interconnected we all are.”Most of all, he emphasized the importance of family at Thanksgiving.“More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is about family, and today you are our family. We are all one family here: the Trojan Family. It is a warm and loving community that runs across the continent and across generations,” President Nikias said. “So today the Nikias family expresses its true appreciation for what you bring to the larger Trojan Family, which binds us together.”After dinner, a dessert spread of pumpkin pie, ginger cookie cream sandwiches and fudge brownies was served with warm apple cider.“Dinner was amazing,” said Sunit Rohant, a senior majoring in narrative studies and biological sciences. “I’m not quite done yet with my first plate. They announced you could go up for seconds and thirds, but I don’t think I’ll be able to finish this.”The Trojan Family, a well-known theme of USC rhetoric, was a common conversation topic that night.“I’m really glad that he invited all these students here because it just reinforces the idea of the Trojan Family, where we’re actually having a family dinner together on Thanksgiving,” Rohant said. “We went around in a circle and said what we were thankful for and it just reinforces it.”President Nikias advised students to be thankful for the Trojan Family.“Students’ years at USC are the years they have to take advantage of what there is to offer, much more than what they are learning in the classroom or the courses they take. Also they have to form these relationships and friendships with students from other parts of the country and other parts of the world because these relationships could stay with them for the rest of their lives,” he said in his speech. “And that’s what the Trojan Family is all about.”And what is the president thankful for this Thanksgiving?“I feel blessed because the very best job in higher education today is to be president of this university, and I’m very thankful for that.”last_img read more

September 17

Syracuse football, Pittsburgh to play at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse and Pittsburgh will start at 3:30 p.m. at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced in a press release Monday morning. The release also announced that the game will be aired on ESPNU.The game will come a week after an SU bye week and two weeks after the Orange was eliminated from bowl contention against then-No. 22 Duke in the Carrier Dome. The most Syracuse can do is win its last two games and finish with five wins, which will not qualify the team for postseason play.The Panthers most recently suffered a double-overtime, 51-48 loss to Duke on Nov. 1, and rested while SU faced the Blue Devils this past week. Pittsburgh is currently 4-5 with a 2-3 record in the ACC and will need two of its last three games — against North Carolina, Syracuse and Miami — to qualify for a bowl.The last time Syracuse and Pitt played was in the Carrier Dome on Nov. 23 of last season, meeting for the first time as ACC football opponents after years in the Big East. The Panthers won that game 17-16 before the Orange salvaged a bowl berth with a 34-31 win over Boston College a week later, and there will be no such drama this time around. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on November 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

August 30

NetEnt Games launches in Czechia

first_img Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Evolution Gaming tables ‘game changing’ €1.8bn buyout of NetEnt  June 24, 2020 Operator CEOs head speaker line-up for Latin America’s largest virtual betting and gaming conference May 28, 2020 NetEnt Games has continued its expansion into globally regulated markets after launching its portfolio of games in Czechia, formally known as the Czech Republic.The digital casino solutions provider has agreed a deal with Tipsport, the leading sports betting company in the country.Enrico Bradamante, Managing Director of NetEnt Malta Ltd, commented: ”We continue to deliver on our strategy to expand on regulated markets globally and we are excited about entering Czechia. “I am confident that our games will be well received by Czech players and that we can support Tipsport in driving online casino growth.” Following a successful integration process, a selection of NetEnt’s popular games are now available on the popular Tipsport platform.Jakob Lorentzon, Online Casino Director at Tipsport, added: “Tipsport, as the market leader, always prefers to work with established, trusted companies to deliver the best solutions and offer the highest quality product to our customers. This is why we chose to partner with NetEnt.”Earlier in the year NetEnt’s global expansion strategy led the firm to signing a similar deal with Caliente, its second customer with the Latin American market.Caliente, the largest online gaming operator in the regulated Mexican market, is to see its online casino complimented with a wide selection of digital games from NetEnt.last_img read more

August 29

Bayern 1-3 Liverpool: Mane brace powers Reds to UCL last 8

first_imgTwo goals from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season.Neither side created many clear opportunities on a wet night in Munich and both sets of players were guilty of giving away possession too easily and too often.However, the Reds carried more of a cutting edge and took the lead in the tie in the 26th minute when Mane displayed an exquisite touch to bring down Virgil van Dijk’s raking pass before firing into an empty net after Manuel Neuer had rushed from his goal.Bayern now needed at least two goals and pulled one back when Joel Matip turned into his own net from close range.However, the expectant waves of attack from the German champions never materialised after the break, and Van Dijk all but ensured Liverpool’s spot in the last eight when he powered home James Milner’s corner.Mane capped off an excellent display when he headed in his second six minutes from time. It was his 10th goal in the past 10 games.The match ended on a slight sour note for Liverpool when full-back Andrew Robertson picked up a yellow card in stoppage time which means he will be suspended for the first leg of their quarter-final.The Reds’ win means there will be four representatives from the Premier League in the last eight for the first time since 2009.Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus, Ajax and Porto have all made Friday’s quarter finals draw.They will discover their quarter-final and potential semi-final opponents on Friday at 11:00 GMT.–Source: BBClast_img read more

August 29

Donkomi: Santi Cazorla joins Al – Saad

first_img Source: Yahoo.com Former Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has signed with Al-Saad, the Qatari club has disclosed.The club said on Twitter it “reached an agreement” with the former Spain international and he will “soon” arrive in Doha to “complete the formalities and join the team.”Al-Saad is coached by former Barcelona great Xavi Hernández.The 35-year-old Cazorla had been playing with Villarreal, which finished fifth in this year’s Spanish league.Cazorla missed several seasons because of a series of injuries that threatened his career.last_img read more

August 28

Chelsea on verge of Premier League title after win at Leicester

first_imgSecond half goals from Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ramires saw Chelsea beat Leicester 3-1 and move to within touching distance of the Premier League title.Leicester enjoyed the better of the first half and were good value for their lead, which they seized in first half injury time when Marc Albrighton profited from a slip by Cesar Azplicueta to tuck into the bottom corner.Chelsea struck back less than three minutes into the second half through Didier Drogba, who swept into the bottom corner after Branislav Ivanovic picked him out.Drogba missed a sitter a minute later but Chelsea sneaked ahead 11 minutes from time when John Terry scored from close range after Kasper Schmeichel could only parry Gary Cahill’s header from a corner. Ramires put the icing on the cake with a fine finish on the run to leave Leicester only a point clear of the bottom three.Chelsea, meanwhile, host Crystal Palace on Sunday knowing that three points will bring them the title.–last_img read more