Counterfeit merchandise seized at Liberty festival

first_imgLiberty,Ind. — Indiana State Excise officers confiscated hundreds of counterfeit items from a booth at the Fourth of July festival in Liberty Saturday afternoon.Around 5:15 p.m. police seized 686 items including hats, shirts, wallets, backpacks and purses near 26 West Union Street. The items were imitations of NCAA, NFL, MLB, Louis Vuitton, North Face and Michael Kors.Operator of the booth, Zhen Li, 40, of Brownsburg, was not arrested at the scene, but the evidence has been forwarded to the Union County prosecutor. Li could face counterfeiting or forgery charges.last_img

FIFA to approve five substitutions per match when football returns

first_img Loading… Teams will be afforded only three slots – plus the half-time break – during the match to make their changes, in a bid to avoid unnecessary stoppages. The proposals are an acknowledgment of the increased demands likely to be placed on players when football returns. They will be coming off the back of a long lay-off due to the pandemic, and matches are likely to be played every few days as leagues seek to make up for lost time. FIFA’s plans are subject to approval from the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which is responsible for the laws of the game and is already considering the proposal. Protection of player welfare will be the main priority when a decision is reached, and that is expected to be made later this week. A FIFA spokesperson said: “When competitions resume, such competitions are likely to face a congested match calendar with a higher-than-normal frequency of matches played in consecutive weeks. “Safety of the players is one of FIFA’s main priorities. One concern in this regard is that the higher-than-normal frequency of matches may increase the risk of potential injuries due to a resulting player overload. FIFA has proposed allowing teams to make up to five substitutions per match to help players cope with the return to action after the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime “In light of this, and in light of the unique challenge faced globally in delivering competitions according to the originally foreseen calendar, FIFA proposes that a larger number of substitutions be temporarily allowed, at the discretion of the relevant competition organiser. “In competitions where less than five substitutions are currently allowed, each team would now be given the possibility to use up to five substitutions during the match, with the possibility of an additional substitution remaining during extra time, where relevant.” If approved, FIFA’s proposals would also cover the 2020/21 season, as well as the current campaign. They would also apply to all international matches until the end of next year – including Euro 2020, which has been postponed until June 2021. Leagues across the world are stepping up preparations for a return to action. The Premier League is targeting a resumption of the campaign – behind closed doors – in mid-June. read also:NFF to get N200m Coronavirus palliative from FIFA The league’s 20 clubs are due to hold their latest conference call on Friday to discuss ‘Project Restart’. However, FIFA’s proposal to increase substitutions will only be discussed by the clubs once it has been approved by IFAB. Elsewhere in Europe, clubs in the top two tiers of German football have returned to training, and are planning to restart games next month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Free Military Night Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Championship chase action resumes in full force this Saturday night at the state-of-the-art Dodge City Raceway Park. And in keeping with Memorial Weekend, all military personnel will be admitted free.Military personnel simply need to show their military card for free admission to Saturday’s card that includes IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Thunder Cars on the 3/8-mile clay oval along with Hornets on the inner asphalt oval, with racing action going green at 7:30 p.m.Additionally, all race fans can get a coupon good for $2 off admission simply by stopping by Lewis Toyota in Dodge City.Saturday’s card is another pivotal one in the track’s championship title chases. While the Modifieds have featured four different winners in as many events thus far in 2014, Perry Misner and Jarett Lunow both carry perfect three-for-three streaks into the Memorial Day weekend tilt. In the Modified ranks, three drivers have posted first career Modified wins at DCRP since veteran shoe Van Gemmill topped the April 12 opener. Past SportMod champ Clay Sellard cracked victory lane April 19 with fellow first-time winners Joel Lane and Jesse Smith on May 3 and May 10, respectively. Defending track champion Jeff Kaup leads the SportMod ranks with only 44 points separating the nine drivers ranked second through 10th. Toby Witthuhn is Kaup’s closest challenger entering Saturday with Austin Walker, May 10 winner Josh Appel and 2012 champion Bart Baker in the top five. Misner has been perfect in the Stock Car ranks to build a sizable advantage over Reagan Sellard with Dusty Witthuhn, Michael Pepper and Randy Dowell also among the top five. Dustin Walker leads the pack in a tightly-bunched Thunder Car points battle, just 13 points ahead of William Bauer with Matt O’Hair, Dan Rogers and Tobby Schield in the top five. On the inner asphalt oval, Lunow is three-for-three thus far, building a 22-point advantage over Jarred Nightengale in the title chase. Tickets to Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are $10 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Pit passes are $30.last_img read more

Carter-Williams finds personal redemption with clutch performance in Big East quarterfinals

first_imgNEW YORK — Twelve days and two season-defining wins ago, Michael Carter-Williams felt the frustration of more than 30,000 fans.As he rose up from the top of the key against Louisville — 40 seconds remaining, fading slightly left — the Carrier Dome crowd groaned with disdain. His shot clanged off the rim, clinching a win for the Cardinals, and sharpening the blade of his double-edged sword.“You win or die with Mike,” C.J. Fair said. “That’s what we look at.”And on Thursday Syracuse won.Carter-Williams was brilliant in the final nine minutes of SU’s 62-59 win over No. 17 Pittsburgh, scoring 10 of his 11 points in that stretch and making a crucial steal that cut short a ferocious comeback by the Panthers. He made four free throws in the final 28 seconds, shaking off early misses to lead No. 19 Syracuse to a victory at the season’s most vital point and set up a semifinal matchup with archrival No. 5 Georgetown.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwelve days and gobs of renewed confidence later, Carter-Williams’ pivotal stretch began with the very jump shot that eluded him two weeks earlier. A 13-point halftime lead dwindled to four when he lined up a 3 from the top of the key, his first attempt in a close game since missing against the Cardinals.This time it swished home, touching only the net, and a vicious celebration ensued. Carter-Williams pounded his chest three times, his face contorted into a scowl.It was a shot for the doubters, and a shot toward a win.“It kind of reminded me of Scoop Jardine, you know what I mean?” Brandon Triche said. “With Scoop last year he was just one of those guys that always took that shot, and a lot of times it went in.“When Mike has a shot like that, I don’t think twice about it. I want him to shoot.”From there Carter-Williams controlled the last four minutes, invigorated by his gutsy 3-pointer and gladly accepting the weight of a game that fell squarely on his shoulders. He attempted six free throws in the final 3:48, making five of them, and kept at bay a Pittsburgh team that clawed to within a single point.That he responded so well — especially at the free-throw line — is particularly impressive considering his struggles in the exact same building earlier this season. He missed eight free throws in a four-point loss to Temple in Madison Square Garden in December.But on Thursday afternoon he was cool and composed, knocking in all but one of his attempts in the closing minutes.“Sometimes you have to go through those bad experiences to be able to come back in this situation and be able to make them,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And they were huge. I mean, I don’t think we win the game if he doesn’t go to the line and make those free throws.”Mixed in among the free throws was a slicing left-handed runner in the lane that extended the Syracuse lead to six with 2:20 remaining. He rose above the Pittsburgh defenders, relying on every inch of his 6-foot-6-inch frame, and laid the ball in to the delight of the pro-Orange crowd.On arguably his team’s most important possession, Carter-Williams came through. And when the Panthers had theirs, Carter-Williams sized that opportunity, too.He sprung into the passing lane with 11 seconds remaining, snatching James Robinson’s pass — and Pittsburgh’s only chance for a game-tying field goal — before coasting into the frontcourt and into the semifinals.“I’ve always said the thing that separates Michael from a lot of people is his belief in himself,” Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “I think the best players, the ones that are on different levels when it comes down to making plays and winning games, they have that mentality. You want guys like that when it’s all said and done.”So when this game was done, and his play symbolized everything that needed to be said, Carter-Williams turned to the Syracuse pep band and smiled. Chants of “We want Georgetown!” rained down from the Orange-clad musicians, and the point guard simply pointed in their direction and nodded.Twelve days ago they groaned. On Thursday they cheered.“I had a chance to put away the game and help my team win,” Carter-Williams said. “And that’s what I did.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Memorial services for two students to be held

first_imgMemorial services will be held in honor of the recent deaths of junior Xinhai Huang and senior Samuel Levine this week.Huang, a 22-year-old junior majoring in psychology, died March 17 in a two-car collision approximately five miles southeast of University Park Campus. Levine, a 22-year-old senior majoring in psychology and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, died in an accident March 19 while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas.The memorial service for Levine will be held Monday night at 10 p.m. at the Sigma Chi Fraternity House at 907 W. 28th Street. The brothers of Sigma Chi will be holding a candle light vigil in Levine’s honor.The memorial service for Huang will take place Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. in the Forum of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.last_img

England football fans are attacked in Ukraine

first_imgAn unidentified group comprising thirty people attacked ten English national football team fans, on Monday in Ukrainian capital city Kyiv.The fans had arrived in the city to attend the 2014 World Cup qualifier match between Ukraine and England, reports Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine.The attackers had hid their faces and they were armed. The ambulances transferred three English supporters to hospital. One of them was stabbed, another one was hit by a bottle, and the other sustained severe injuries. But the Ukrainian police were unable to arrest the hooligans.last_img

Mets arming themselves to jump into thick of NL East race

first_imgMORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNThe Phillies, with so many declaring them World Series contenders, are no lock, even with Bryce Harper, the rest of that lineup and rotation. The Nationals aren’t either, as loaded as they are in both areas. Neither are the defending division champion Braves.As for the Mets? If they can escort deGrom into the win column more often with performances like his Thursday, they have reason to feel confident. Nobody in either clubhouse sounded as if any of that is an overreaction to the season opener, either.“It’s a hard division; there are good teams, good young players,’’ said catcher Wilson Ramos, a longtime Nats regular who came to the Mets as a free agent this offseason. “But I chose my team.” Because of the staff he gets to work with and the lineup he’s part of: “I want to win. I want to win a World Series, and that’s the team I thought can do that.’’The Nationals, of course, believe the same, and have felt prepared to contend for one throughout the final years of Harper’s tenure, as the organization groomed the players to help it survive what turned out to be the inevitable loss of their star player.   Yes, eyes did roll all over the D.C. metro area when the Nationals picked up where they left off last season, stranding runners, making less-than-savvy base-running decisions and leaving strong starting pitchers with nothing to show for their efforts.Let’s not jump to conclusions about that, though, manager Davey Martinez said afterward. This, despite the five-hit shutout that featured six runners left on base and Victor Robles — one of those hot young prospects — thrown out by Robinson Cano between third and home on a double-play grounder to end the third.“They played well,’’ Martinez said. “Our defense was good. Robles got his first hit (as the everyday centerfielder) out of the way. So, there’s a lot more baseball to go.“The hits are gonna come, we’re gonna score runs, no doubt.’’MORE: Lorenzo Cain saves Brewers with homer-robbing, game-ending catchAlso, he felt it was important to point out, “Hey, we faced one of the best pitchers in the game, and we were in the game the whole game.’’DeGrom was, as they say, nasty and filthy. Actually, it was his manager, Mickey Callaway, who said that. Specifically, he said, the changeup deGrom threw to Juan Soto in the sixth, with the tying run on third and one out and on a full count, was “one of the filthiest pitches I’ve ever seen.’’Soto, who didn’t get fooled much in a spectacular rookie season, got fooled, and one out later deGrom was out of the inning and the game, still with the lead.Just a 1-0 lead, of course, which gave Mets followers the same kind of 2018 deja vu Nationals fans had. But, deGrom said, “You know, I didn’t think about it. I was just out there trying to make pitches.’’When he turned the game over to the bullpen, he added, “I was confident they would go out and keep the lead.’’Not only that, but the Mets got an insurance run later. WASHINGTON — Jacob deGrom got support, all of two runs. Max Scherzer pitched him to a virtual draw, and got no support. Part of the reason is that his team couldn’t afford to keep part of his usual support, and it left town to join an arch-rival.That’s about as representative of the NL East race as it gets, and that summed up Opening Day at Nationals Park on Thursday. The Mets and deGrom announced their intentions to make it a four-team tangle, one that could produce three playoff berths — or just one. The margins for all of them are razor-thin, as thin as the margin in the Mets’ 2-0 defeat of the Nationals. The nerve-wracking opener climaxed a tense week for the Mets and deGrom, who agreed on a contract extension just two days earlier, sweeping away a distraction that could have derailed what potentially lies ahead.Asked if his bosses spent wisely on their ace, Callaway deadpanned, “Yes, they did.’’The Mets needed that long-term assurance. If they make the NL East a four-team race over the next 161 games, they’ll get a powerful short-term benefit, too.last_img read more

‘Call of Duty’ grants top teenage gamers a spot at an adult table worth millions

first_img. @Slacked— Mack (@MackMelts) May 23, 2020Once events are back you’ll see— Mack (@MackMelts) May 23, 2020The Subliners are set to play in the London Home Series this weekend with their confidence peaking. Their teenage signing, new to the pro landscape but not intimidated by it, is one of the main reasons they are up to fifth place in the division.Longevity is not promised in the gaming industry. As new crops of players continue to push forward the level of play, it can be difficult to remain on top. Just because Kelley is one of the hottest emerging players in pro “Call of Duty” action right now doesn’t mean he’ll be in a starting lineup in five years.But if he does stick in the Call of Duty League (or similar competitions), he wants to use his success to provide for those back home by buying his mother a house. It’s the kind of adult stake his generation’s top Esports competitors gun for. Kelley is a teenager in a role potentially worth millions — yes, millions — grappling with the realities of adult life at a time when his high school peers are either finding entry level jobs or heading to college. He represents an elevated persona those with similar interests even 15 years ago could never dream of attaining.MORE: Easter egg in “COD: Modern Warfare” lets you summon exploding ratsThe title-winning team of the Call of Duty League gets a $2 million prize; there are also substantial payouts for other top-end finishers and incentives for regular-season tournament victories, not to mention individual salaries. Potential sponsorships and streaming income run up the possible annual earnings much further.”In the beginning of me trying to compete (my family) was a little skeptical just because, you know, I’m playing video games all day and not really doing anything,” Kelley told Sporting News. “But once they saw a little bit of money come in, they were a little bit more understanding. Once I got this offer to come to New York and move away from home, they were definitely worried because, you know, I’m 18 and that’s a very, very different experience. But, yeah, they’ve become very supportive and happy for me.”Kelley earned a call from the Subliners because of his play in the Call of Duty League’s developmental circuit. New York has trended upward since he joined and broke through with its first weekend event triumph of the season last Sunday.Kelley shook off questions about handling the darker side of the online experience as an 18-year-old. He said he ignored the barrage messages from trolls eager to pick apart his flaws and undercut his early success. He credited older teammates for helping him keep composed.With a keyboard in front of him rather than a reporter’s microphone, though, he hasn’t been afraid to be bold.After Kelley helped the Subliners beat the Seattle Surge in May, he called out Surge captain Josiah “Slacked” Berry on Twitter by posting a gif of Scottie Pippen dunking on Patrick Ewing. Berry is five years older than him. He didn’t back down when an Optic Gaming rival tried to put him in his place by claiming Kelley only won because the contest was online rather than in-person (as events were pre-pandemic).”You’ll see,” Kelley wrote. Makenzie “Mack” Kelley is mastering a craft that bewilders many people older than him, such as his own mother, Kathleen.The 18-year-old Call of Duty League competitor, who signed his first pro contract earlier this year, was good enough on the video game sticks to move to New York to join the New York Subliners roster, where he’s already considered one of his club’s top players. He spends at least six hours a day melting opponents with virtual weaponry. His platform is bigger than most basketball, football and baseball players his age, and his name recognition within the gaming community should grow at an exponential rate in the coming years.last_img read more

Dubai, Doha, Indian Wells … this is the Muguruza calendar

first_imgAfter spending some well-deserved relaxation days after taking part in the Australian Open remaining, during which he misplaced in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin, Garbiñe Muguruza will resume the competitors from his new place in the world desk. The Spanish, quantity 16 now, is not going to go along with Spain to the elimination of the Federation Cup in opposition to Japan (February 7 and eight) and is ready to obtain a Dubai Premier match invitation (February 17-22), who didn’t enter by rating (registration closed just a few weeks in the past), to compete once more. That will be his first match earlier than going to Doha (February 23-29), a Premier 5. Afterwards, Garbiñe plans to proceed the onerous observe season at the Obligatory of Indian Wells (March 11 to 22) and Miami (March 245 to April 4), earlier than beginning the floor marketing campaign at the Charlotte Premier (April 6 to 12), to begin getting ready the second Grand Slam of the course, Roland Garros (Could 24 to June 6). Earlier than going to the Madrid Open (Could 2 to 9), one other Obligatory, and to Rome (Could 11 to 17), a Premier 5, and relying on the outcomes might enter another competitors.Muguruza is not going to take part in Hua Hin or Monterrey, the place he was final yr and may have defended 60 and 280 factors, respectively. In the second match, the Mexican GNP, was champion by abandoning Azarenka when he received by 6-Three and 3-1.last_img read more

Worried Legislators Want Schools Reopened, Education, Health Ministers Summoned

first_imgLegislators in the House of Representatives are concerned about the future of Liberian children as the closure of schools in the country continues due to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).As the Ebola virus spread uncontrollably throughout the country, the Liberian government through the Education Ministry in July ordered the closure of all schools until otherwise notified.The legislators said that the closure of educational institutions due to Ebola is troubling and worry that the previous 14 years of civil strife had already put Liberian children behind academically.  Being cognizant that education is the key to development and provides the skills and competencies students require in order to become productive participants in the country’s economic and social development, the legislators are seeking a way forward to reopen the nation’s schools.Members of the House of Representatives have unanimously voted for Education and Health Ministers Etmonia David Tarpeh and Dr. Walter Gwenigale to be summoned to discuss the conditions for reopening the schools.The two officials are to appear before the Committees on Health and Education on Thursday and thereafter the Committees will later report to the House Plenary.The Committees’ judgment to invite the Education and Health Ministers was due to the mandate from the Plenary predicated upon a communication from Rivercess County Lawmaker, Rep. Francis S. Paye, to find a way forward to reopen the schools.Rep. Paye hopes that Min. Tarpeh can provide the Health and Education Committee a briefing on current developments within the educational sector. “This, we believe, would also allow the Education Minister to hold consultations with other stakeholders for amicable solutions,” wrote Rep. Paye.However, Grand Bassa County Representative Gabriel B. Smith amended the motion for the inclusion of Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale which was accepted by his fellow lawmakers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more