Ripley County prosecutor: Association will oppose all marijuana legislation efforts

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The upcoming Indiana General Assembly could be a historic event. The session will likely hear proposals relating to medical marijuana, Sunday alcohol sales and handgun permit changes.The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc., Smart Approaches to Marijuana and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce held a press conference in Indianapolis yesterday.President of association is Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel. Hertel told the group his organization will oppose ANY measure regarding recreational or medical marijuana. He said, “The war on drugs is not over, it goes on everyday in every community and we’re not ready to throw in the towel.”Hertel said Indiana lawmakers should look at what has happened in places like Colorado, Washington D.C. and Washington State where marijuana laws have been relaxed. He also supports a Food & Drug Administration analysis on the drug to support their position.last_img read more

MBB : Carter-Williams turns in career performance; Boeheim moves into tie with Smith on wins list

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — It came out of nowhere.Michael Carter-Williams, the quiet freshman that takes the backseat to three other guards on the Syracuse roster, triggered an explosion in Madison Square Garden courtesy of a jaw-dropping dunk.‘That’s the best play of the year for us,’ point guard Scoop Jardine said.The 6-foot-5 Carter-Williams drove into the lane and took off. He soared high above the rim with the ball cocked back in his right hand and slammed it through the hoop, posterizing God’sgift Achiuwa in the process.That highlight-reel dunk was the exclamation point in the best game of Carter-Williams’ short Syracuse career. He scored a career-high 13 points in 17 minutes, hitting five of his six shots and drawing the praise of head coach Jim Boeheim. He was one of five SU players in double figures on Saturday en route to a 95-70 win over St. John’s.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Michael is a very good player,’ Boeheim said. ‘He just needs to get some time, and I just haven’t quite figured out how to play four guards.’Unfortunately for the former McDonald’s All-American, he plays behind a fifth-year senior in Jardine, a three-year starter in Triche and perhaps the best sixth man in the country in Dion Waiters.But Saturday, Carter-Williams provided a boost offensively when the Orange was struggling. He made back-to-back 3-pointers in the first half, injecting life into a Syracuse team that was 0-of-5 from long range at that point in the game.When his second 3 fell through the net, assistant coaches Mike Hopkins and Gerry McNamara erupted with joy on the sidelines. McNamara jumped off the bench screaming with delight. Hopkins clapped him on the back.‘I’m just happy that he played well,’ McNamara said. ‘He’s in a tough situation. Obviously a very, very talented player that hasn’t played as much as he would have liked to. So to come out and still be aggressive and still be confident, I’m just very happy for Mike because he’s continued to work hard.’McNamara said he has worked extensively with Carter-Williams on his jump shot, and to see him go 3-of-4 from long range on Saturday was the sign of hard work paying off.The hot shooting even seemed to surprise Boeheim.‘Michael got his first real good looks and hit both of them, and I thought he played very well,’ Boeheim said. ‘ … I was going to get him in there early, and obviously it’s a big bonus when he hits those 3s early. That’s big.’As his teammates roared all around him after the thunderous dunk in the second half, Carter-Williams retreated down court without so much as a fist pump.In the locker room after the game, the scene was the same. He spoke humbly and quietly, happy that he got a chance to contribute more than anything else.‘Any time I step on that floor, I’m just trying to play as hard as I can,’ Carter-Williams said. ‘ … We haven’t really given it to a team like we did tonight. We all played well, and we were just hungry to go out there and win.’Boeheim ties Smith on wins listIn typical Boeheim fashion, the Syracuse head coach shrugged off the significance of yet another record win. Even after he tied Dean Smith for third all-time in Division-I history with 879 career wins, Boeheim deflected that attention to the ongoing season.‘It’s great,’ Boeheim said. ‘It’s a great honor. But we’re focused on trying to get to the next game. That’s what we’re going to continue to try to do.’Boeheim can pass Smith with a win against No. 14 Georgetown in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. He surpassed Adolph Rupp for fourth all time earlier this year when the Orange knocked off Cincinnati.And while Boeheim paid little attention to the feat, Kris Joseph praised his coach for continuing to climb the all-time wins chart.‘That’s a great accomplishment for him,’ Joseph said. ‘I’m proud because he works hard. He works hard just as much as we do. That’s a great thing. I’m happy for him.’ center_img Published on February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

USC gives up 34 unanswered points to Utah in crucial conference loss

first_imgThe Trojans opened their matchup against the Utes strong, taking a 14-point lead early in the game. But USC slowly let the lead slip out of its hands, allowing 34 unanswered points throughout the first three quarters in a 41-28 loss at Utah on Saturday.“I love their effort. I’m going to put everything on me, as far as performance,” head coach Clay Helton said. “My job as head coach is to make sure we’re performing at a high level, and we didn’t do go enough to win the football game.”The loss has serious Pac-12 implications for the Trojans, as they will now need to rely on a Utah conference loss in order to have a chance to win the Pac-12 South.“We have a three-horse race right now with three teams sitting at the top [with Utah and Colorado],” Helton said. “We have no time to feel sorry for ourselves.”JT Daniels left the game in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion – Josh Dunst | Daily TrojanUSC lost freshman quarterback JT Daniels to a possible concussion in the fourth quarter, with redshirt sophomore quarterback Matt Fink playing the last several series. Fink was able to put together some offensive production, throwing for 43 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback coach Bryan Ellis took some of the responsibility for Daniels’ struggles,“We’re doing this as a team together,” Ellis said. “When we can’t run, we have to throw it. And if we can’t throw, we have to be able to run. That’s part of being a football team. I think we have a lot to correct, and it starts in the quarterback room, and it starts with me first.”The second half showed a USC defense that ran out of gas after a tough first 30 minutes. The Utah offense was able to march down the field drive-after-drive to continuously put up points. The offensive pressure started with the very first drive, resulting in a touchdown to extend the Utes’ lead to 27-14. Utah maintained control throughout the second half to close out the win. “I thought we put a lot of stress on our defense,” Helton said. “Early, we get up 14-0 which is exactly where wanted to be, and then made some mistakes that allow Utah to get back in it and get back in their game to be able to run play-action rather than a drop-back pass.”USC’s offense was stagnant after a 14-point first quarter. The lack of production forced the defense to spend an increasing amount of time on the field, which allowed the Utes to lay into the Trojans. The USC offense recorded just 73 rushing yards and 132 passing yards compared to Utah, which nearly tripled the Trojans with 200 on the ground and 341 through the air, despite USC recording its most sacks in a game (five) since UNLV.“I got to look at the tape and talk about tonight. We had some times when we had successful runs. [Sometimes] we couldn’t bounce around. They were too fast, too physical to dance,” offensive coordinator Tee Martin said. “It was going to be a tough, grind-it-out running game, we knew that. But they were able to slow us down and play Cover 2. We haven’t had a night like that since Alabama in [20]16.”Senior linebacker Cam Smith, who sat out last week with a hamstring injury, was not listed as a starter but came in on USC’s first defensive drive. He left the game not long after.The Trojans first scored after a fourth-and-one stop by junior defensive end Christian Rector to grant the offense great field position. A face mask penalty against Utah advanced the Trojans to the 34-yard-line. After nearly being sacked for a big loss, Daniels completed a 34-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Michael Pittman, which slipped through the hands of two Utah defenders.Apart from that drive, deep completions were notably missing from the Trojan offense. “You can’t just go into a game and say, ‘do this’ when you don’t know what they’re going to play,” Martin said. “You go in planning for all the different coverages, all the pressures, things of that nature when you see what they’re going to do. Tonight was a night where another team again comes in and totally changes their character to defeat what they felt was the strength of our offense.”Jay Tufele runs in for a touchdown after recovering a fumble. – Josh Dunst | Daily TrojanOn the ensuing drive, USC’s pass rush was too much for junior quarterback Tyler Huntley to handle, as junior inside linebacker John Houston stripped the ball. Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Jay Tufele recovered the ball and scored a 48-yard touchdown to add to the Trojans’ early lead.The Utes quickly responded with a 46-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Britain Covey after a missed tackle by senior cornerback Ajene Harris.That solid defense was lost halfway through the second quarter as a missed sack from Rector allowed the Utes to break into the red zone and score a touchdown at the hands of Huntley on an run-pass option that the Trojans couldn’t handle. This granted the Utes a 17-14 lead.The last two drives of the first half ended in field goal attempts, with USC missing its attempt and the Utes adding another 3 points to close the first half with a 20-14 lead. The Utes’ solid rush defense held the Trojan running backs to just 88 yards. None of USC’s three running backs were able to break 50 yards. The lack of a running game paired with a struggling passing game proved to be detrimental to USC’s offense. “We were trying to apply pressure, we ran as hard as we could, and the O-line giving it their all,” sophomore running back Stephen Carr said. “Their defense was applying a lot of pressure, but they just had the upper hand.”If USC wants to secure a spot in the Pac-12 Championship, it will need help even if it wins the remainder of its games. USC will return to the Coliseum with a 4-3 record to face Arizona State on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.last_img read more

South Florida Cricket Round-Up: Tropics United Crush Palm Beach Titans

first_imgTropics United crushed Palm Beach Titans by 82-runs last weekend at the Miramar Regional Park South in the lone South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) 40-over game.After rain interrupted play in the morning session causing the overs to be reduced from 40 to 35, Palm Beach Titans won the toss and asks Tropics United to bat.Tropics rattled up 249 for 9 in their allotted 35 overs. Leading the way in scoring, Philerm Davis got a quickfire 86 from 33 balls, which contained 11 fours and two sixes. The other contributors were Bert Davis, 40; St. Christopher Brown, 25 and Marcel Graham, 19.  The pick of the bowlers for Palm Beach Titans were Tanmay Kadam 2 for 20 and Andre Fraser 2 for 40. Palm Beach Titans, needing 250 runs to win, was bowled out for 167 in 33.4 overs. Praveen Viswanathan top scored with 34, Errol Rattigan, 19 and Andre Fraser, 18 while Tanmay Kadam was not-out on 31. Bowling for Tropics, Marcel Graham bagged 3 for 11 from 6 overs; Ernie Joseph, 2 for 4 and Olive Taffe, 2 for 46.last_img read more

Watch: Wydad supporters fired up The Moroccan Casablanca Derby by putting a freaking Dragon…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AD Sports/afrik-foot.comAdvertisement al19s1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6l6qsvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euxe( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jqpWould you ever consider trying this?😱nxCan your students do this? 🌚8nRoller skating! Powered by Firework Derby matches in Football are a sight to see. The historical rivals, be it a top tier league or in a low ranking country, put up the most extravagant tifos to prove their superiority over their sworn enemies. The famous ‘Casablanca Derby’ between Raja Club Athletic and Wydad Athletic Club is a heated one, and the latter took it to the next level by bringing in a red-hot-fire-breathing Dragon!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AD Sports/afrik-foot.comNot a real dragon, of course. Yesterday’s Arab Champions Club round of 16 first leg face off between the clubs at the Stade Mohammed V ended in a 1-1 draw. Just into the half time, Wydad fans displayed a huge fire breathing red dragon taking a walk in the stands with holding the tournament trophy.A clip of the gigantic tifo was uploaded by Sports + on their Facebook page. Check it out below-Advertisement  The Wydads took the lead in the 32nd minute as winger Ismail El Hadad netted one in from inside the box. However, the lead was short lived as the Rajas’ Congolese midfielder Fabrice Ngoma scored the equalizer, 47th minute into injury time.The adversaries will see each other again in the second leg of the round of 16 match on 24th November. Advertisementlast_img read more

Madrid more alive than ever

first_imgMadrid, with its predilection for the Champions League, was having a bad time holding various fronts. Last season, February began having experienced a change of technician (from Solari to Lopetegui) and to seven points from Barcelona and five from Atlético. The League seemed almost a utopia. In the previous one, 2017-18, it was the Leganés which at the end of January cut off the hopes of Madrid’s coperas. An elimination with the return in the Bernabéu that angered Zidane greatly. “I am responsible, it is a failure”he said grimly. That left its mark on the Marseilles, which also failed to start February live in the Cup in its best year on the white bench, the double (2016-17). That time it was Celta who threw Madrid on January 25 in 2017 with a 2-2 lap lap in Balaidos. Zidane, on the white bench.EFE From the first ‘Carletto’ …The convulsive 2015-16 season was catastrophic in both Liga with Benítez and Copa, with the controversial Cheryshev case in Cádiz, and the previous one with Ancelotti was again the Cup that unbalanced Madrid, this time at the hands of Atlético in the round of 16. It was Carletto, However, the last to take Madrid to February with everything yet to be decided. In the league championship he was third, but just one point from Barça and Atletico, and in the Cup he not only continued sailing, it is that in the end he raised it in the final of Mestalla in which Bale defunct Bartra. That beginning of February 2014 had not been relived until now. The Real Madrid had used to start February, when the sirloin of the season begins to be profiled, having been attached from any of the three competitions. Whether he was off the League or eliminated in Copa del Rey. That with this Zidane from 2019-20, it’s over. The triumph in the derby holds the white league leadership and that, together with the more serious White Team Cup, confirms the intention of the French coach that “day by day” is important. With Zizou, competitions are not prioritized … The panorama is encouraging to keep it that way, without clouds. The garter calendar is favorable to white interests After having completed, and without losing, the departures to Camp Nou, Metropolitan, Pizjuán, and Mestalla, and also the arsenal will be reinforced shortly with the return of Hazard. In the Cup, Madrid dodged in the draw for Barcelona and has the quarterfinals match next Thursday (7:00 p.m.) against Real Sociedad a single match and with a factor in the pocket that can be more than differential, it will be played at the Bernabéu. At the end of February, the City in the Champions League. And this Madrid, for the first time in the last five years, I live in everything …last_img read more

Champions League aims for Final Four in Turkey

first_imgUEFA is preparing a revolutionary formula to close European competitions. The plan is to turn to Final Four format. The four teams that reach the semifinals they will dispute the title in two semis to single match and in the final. The three clashes would be disputed en a single city, Istanbul, which was destined to host the traditional Champions League final on May 30. The same plan, the final to four, would apply in the Europa League, which would host the last four teams in the Polish city of Gdansk.The project will be voted on Tuesday, at the meeting to be held by representatives of the 55 UEFA federations who will be consulted by videoconference. The organization’s secretary of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, is in charge of presenting the plan, which is seen as the most feasible given that nobody knows at this time when the coronavirus crisis can be stopped.UEFA, which has been widely criticized for its delay in suspending competitions, it has already assumed that the governments of the different countries of the European Union are not willing to risk the outbreak of the disease. And that requires the prohibition of crowds, such as those that occur in stadiums. UEFA’s priority at the moment is close the round of 16 (Real Madrid must still play the return leg against Manchester and Barça against Naples because Atlético has already eliminated Liverpool) and from this moment proceed to the draw for the quarterfinals. In that sense, it would be necessary to decide where those shocks are played. One option would be in a neutral stadium and another, in one of those involved in the crossing, but by lottery.Thereafter, the Final Four formula would be chosen. It would allow concentrating the semifinals and the final of the Champions League and the Europa League in a period of only four days, which would open more gaps in the calendar to close the different league championships that have been postponed throughout Europe, and at the same time concentrate to hobbies in a single city, which would reduce the risk of more travel throughout the continent.For the UEFA plan to go ahead, In addition to the favorable vote of its 55 federations, you will need the approval of FIFA, who should give up the dates of the Club World Cup to make room for Euro 2021.last_img read more

UNDP plugs new paradigm for Caribbean socio-economic

first_img…”ensure economic growth is inclusive, empowers people” – HDR reportGuyana and other Caribbean countries must draft new public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental fronts while boosting climate and financial resilience and protecting people throughout their life cycles, stated the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for the Caribbean, which was launched on Monday in Barbados.The report titled “Multidimensional Progress: human resilience beyond income” highlights the need to rethink the methods for ranking development in the Region’s countries that go beyond per capita income, economic growth rates and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).A statement from the UNDP said the report calls for governments and the Private Sector to rethink the Region’s progress along multidimensional lines, inspired by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“The inspiration for this report comes from the strong demands of Caribbean leaders for more comprehensive metrics for assessing development, and for a more nuanced examination of the meaning of ‘graduation,’ recognising that income per capita does not reflect the vulnerabilities, development needs and challenges of middle income countries,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the launch of the report.The report also highlights the fact that Caribbean countries high debt hinders the ability to access finance for sustainable development, limiting the region’s ability to achieve the SDGs. In view of the development financing context in the Caribbean, the report demonstrates how, for the most part, Caribbean countries are ineligible for concessional finance due to their status as middle-income countries.With average national per capita income levels above the international financial eligibility benchmark, the report makes a case for a review of eligibility criteria to access concessional financing. It underscores the extreme economic and environmental vulnerabilities in Caribbean countries that – like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – make the Region’s countries special cases for development.“The challenges of sustainable, holistic and universal development do not end at a certain income threshold: we don’t ‘graduate’ from development challenges unless we can respond accordingly to the multiple dimensions that enable people to live the lives they consider valuable, ” UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean Director Jessica Faieta said.In line with the SDGs, the report stresses that on the one hand it is crucial to invest in people, environment, sustainable and affordable energy, institutional efficiency, stability and security as these are key factors to boost economic growth. On the other hand, it is essential to ensure that economic growth is inclusive, empowers people, leaves no one behind, and is not achieved at the expense of the environment.The report focuses on several groups and their “vulnerabilities”, which accumulate over a life cycle hindering people’s capacity to fulfil their potential and also to leave poverty behind, the report stresses.WomenIt said women are disadvantaged in the labour market, with lower paying jobs than men. Although they head nearly half of the Caribbean households, the participation of women in senior managerial jobs is still limited to about 25 per cent in the Region, with the exceptions of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados,” the report stated.HDR said while education can be a potential protective factor against women´s disadvantages in the labour market, women are still earning less than men and are proportionally holding fewer decision-making positions in the Public and Private Sectors.The report stresses that violence against women is a key challenge for the Caribbean, not only threatening lives but also negatively impacting all of society. Physical, sexual, psychological violence or a combination of them affect between 20 and 35 per cent of women in the Region.YouthThe report stated that the Region’s youth are also a critical group in vulnerability, with unemployment among this group ranging between 18 and 47 per cent, except in Trinidad and Tobago where it is 10 per cent.For young women, it stated that teenage pregnancy can hinder the possibilities of studying, working – and leaving poverty behind. It added that young men, especially in poor communities, are both the main victims and the main perpetrators of crime in the Region.last_img read more

Suspect in killing sought by police

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOn Tuesday, police announced the capture of Anthony Castillo, 20, another suspect in the March 2006 killing of Robert Whitehead, 44, of West Valinda. A third man accused of participating in Whitehead’s killing, Paul “Malo” Salazar, 31, of Valinda, was shot to death in the backyard of a home on Fairgrove Avenue in Valinda, Carrillo said. Earlier this year, composite drawings of the Whitehead’s suspected killers were released. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Miley said he believed one of the composites matched Salazar. Carrillo said Wednesday the other drawing looks a lot like Lopez. Investigators believe Whitehead was shot to death confronting two spray-painting taggers outside his parents’ home in the 13400 block of Moccasin Street in West Valinda. • LA PUENTE – A fugitive wanted in connection with the 2006 killing of a Good Samaritan is a known La Puente gang member who should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said. “Puente Trece” gang member Robert “Pee Wee” Lopez, 18, remained at large Wednesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Gil Carrillo said. “We’re still looking for him,” Carrillo said. “There will be a press conference (today) about the case.” During the confrontation, a third man snuck up behind Whitehead and fired several rounds, officials said. The suspects fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle. Detectives have said the taggers were members of Puente Trece who were encroaching on rival territory. The investigation into the Whitehead and Salazar murders led detectives to Soledad Prison in Northern California, where interviews were conducted with inmates believed to have knowledge about both cases, authorities said. Robert Whitehead grew up in the unincorporated county area of West Valinda with his two older brothers. The 44-year-old never married and took care of his parents. His brother, Richard Wagnon, described him as a quiet man who normally kept to himself. After his death and cremation, Whitehead’s ashes were returned to the neighborhood where he lived and died. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717 local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Klopp will not be happy with what this Liverpool ace did on international duty

first_imgJurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, admitted after the game that he expected his £67million signing to make a mistake eventually, but he did have words of wisdom for Alisson.Klopp urged his keeper to learn when to use his incredible ability on the ball, telling him it is only wise to play around in the area ‘in the right way’ and ‘in the right moment’.Since the defeat of Leicester, Alisson has kept his showboating to a minimum while wearing Liverpool’s colours – but he let his natural self shine through on international duty. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Jesus. Correa nearly got that from Alisson..Alisson should stop trying to be MAtS— Sergi (@xavthur) October 16, 2018This is the kind of incident Klopp wanted Alisson to avoid by using common sense, and the German is sure to be giving his goalkeeper another talking to when he returns to Merseyside. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow revealed Alisson was caught out trying to be a little too smart while playing Leicester Most read in Premier League Alisson under serious pressure from Correa and nearly gave it away on the goalline. Don’t think he’s as smooth as he thinks on the ball.— Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) October 16, 2018 Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has already made a fool of himself once this season, gifting a goal to Leicester in last month’s Premier League clash.The Brazil glovesman, signed by the Reds from Roma over the summer, was caught in possession by Kelechi Iheanacho inside his own area, losing the ball and allowing the Leicester man the opportunity to set-up Rachid Ghezzal for a relatively easy finish into an empty net. Liverpool fans look away. Alisson tries to gift Argentina the opener, letting the ball run past him near his own goal-line… Correa nearly pounces.— AS English (@English_AS) October 16, 2018 tense TOP WORK center_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update predicted Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? On Tuesday evening Brazil beat Argentina in a friendly played in Saudi Arabia, but Selecao had to survive a scare brought on by Alisson that would have had Klopp pulling his hair out.Being passed the ball inside his area, Alisson could clearly see he was being chased down by Angel Correa, but instead of moving possession on to a team-mate quickly, the keeper decided to dribble across the box – just yards from his own goal.Correa went in to challenge Alisson and was unfortunate not to win the ball, with it bouncing away to Marquinhos, the Brazil defender, who managed to remove the danger. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Eita!— globoesportecom (@globoesportecom) October 16, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker whoops changes 1 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? SORRY last_img read more