Match of the day

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44 jihadists found dead in Chad prison

first_imgAn autopsy carried out on four of thedead prisoners revealed traces of a lethal substance that had caused heartattacks in some of the victims and severe asphyxiation in the others, he said.(AFP) N’DJAMENA – A group of 44 suspectedmembers of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadistgroup, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned, Chad’schief prosecutor announced Saturday. Speaking on national television,Youssouf Tom said the 44 prisoners had been found dead in their cell onThursday.center_img Chadian soldiers have been part of the multinational Joint Task Force fighting Boko Haram in the region. AFPlast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Battle Lady Falcons In Volleyball

first_imgIt was a hard fought battle Thursday Night for the Lady Wildcats Varsity Volleyball taem as they were defeated by The Cambridge City Lincoln Lady Golden Eagles 26-24, 25-27, 25-13, 26-24.‘There were great digs and great kills from both sides of the net. Meredith Bohman led the night with 13 kills. Kamryn McCool added 8 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs, and 5 ace serves. Jenna Orschell added 2 ace serves and 3 kills. Kaylee Hedrick had 6 kills and 4 digs. Taylor McCreary had 2 ace serves and 8 digs. Even though they did not bring home the win, the girls played hard as a team.’ Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.They are back in action on Saturday as they travel to the Randolph Southern tournament.Another win for the JV Lady Cats 25-19, 17-25, 15-14.We had a bit of a rough night and went 3 sets to make our record 6-3. This young group of girls are learning to play a sport they love and it’s coming closer and closer each game we play. As long as they remember everything they learn and keep talking the with them, it’s a win for me!!! Great team win tonight against Cambridge City. We have the weekend off and are on the road Tuesday to Centerville. Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

Important tax info for summer workers here

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — College and high school students considering working over the summer should ensure they understand taxable income to avoid confusion next tax season.Most often, taxes are withheld from an employee’s paycheck. However, students may encounter situations where their taxes are not withheld, and they would need to pay taxes directly to Indiana’s Department of Revenue or the IRS.When a student is a new employee to a business, the employer may withhold taxes from their paycheck. The employee fills out Federal Form W-4 and State Form WH-4.  To help taxpayers accurately complete the federal form, the IRS has an online Withholding Calculator at www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator. By ensuring the correct amount of tax is being withheld, taxpayers avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year. Social Security and Medicare taxes will also be withheld from their income by their employer.Students who exchange services for cash directly from another individual, such as babysitting or lawn care, are classified as self-employed. Income earned from self-employment is subject to income tax, and workers who are self-employed may be responsible for paying taxes directly to DOR and the IRS. Taxes can be paid by making estimated tax payments during the year or when filing taxes. Taxpayers who are self-employed should keep good records of all funds they receive.In addition, employees who receive tips as part of their summer income need to report those tips when filing taxes. Tip income is taxable and any amount over $20 in a month needs to be reported to an employer. Keeping a daily tip record will help come tax time.If a taxpayer is in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, active duty pay, such as pay for summer advanced camp, is taxable. Other allowances the taxpayer may receive – like food and lodging allowances paid to ROTC students participating in advanced training – may not be taxable.More information can be found on DOR’s Student Taxes website at www.in.gov/dor/4751.htm.Customers may call DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST with any questions or concerns.last_img read more

Schmidt lays no blame at referee

first_img Press Association “Therefore if there was an incident then that has to be dealt with by the TMO pretty much in close proximity in time, otherwise once the game goes on it’s pretty hard to go a long way back. “It didn’t look great at the end of it, but I didn’t see how it occurred. “Rugby is a game where things can happen. “It’s one of those things we’ll have a look at and I don’t think we’ll be the only ones. “But for me I’m pretty keen just to move on from it and leave it on the pitch.” Leinster flanker Ryan somehow escaped serious injury in a first half where Ireland botched a host of try-scoring chances. Felix Jones grabbed a second-half brace, with Dave Kilcoyne, Richardt Strauss, Simon Zebo and Stuart Olding completing the eventual rout. Giorgi Nemsadze claimed Georgia’s sole score in a testing day for the world’s 15th-ranked Test side. Leinster scrum-half Reddan, captaining Ireland for the first time, also refused to lay any criticism at referee Doyle, but admitted he believes world rugby chiefs may tinker with the TMO rules. Reddan said he believes the International Rugby Board (IRB) are examining whether to hand teams a number of TMO review requests per match. “Basically I asked him to have a look at it, and he said he wasn’t in a position to do so,” said Reddan. “Dominic, his eye was sore, he just asked me to ask the ref to have a look at it. “I asked the ref, he said he wasn’t in a position to do that, so… “I think the powers that be are on top of it and they are talking about it. “At the end of the day he’s got to make his decision based on that. “If there’s something very, very bad there maybe the assistant referee should step in, and maybe the TMO can look at it himself. “That would be where I am on that. “At the same time the game’s got to flow and it’s up to the referees and the powers that be to make sure that happens.” Georgia’s Kiwi boss Milton Haig conceded that Kolelisvhili will now in all probability face disciplinary action. “I certainly saw it on the replay,” said Haig. “I know Viktor and he certainly wouldn’t be doing anything like that intentionally. “We’ll have to wait to hear from the citing commissioner. “We got taught a couple of lessons.” Ireland boss Schmidt backed Doyle for not referring the incident, suggesting TMO Jim Yuille should have alerted the referee to potential foul play. “I think the protocol is that if there is suspected foul play the TMO can intervene, he can let the referee know and then the referee can review it,” said Schmidt. “Obviously the incident had passed, and I think by the time Eoin spoke to the referee the game had moved on a little bit, and he heard nothing from the TMO. “So according to the protocol I think he acted correctly. “There’s not really much else that JP Doyle could have done. “That’s just the way it works. “It’s something that I know is being talked about a fair bit: they may change those protocols at some stage. “Currently his (Doyle’s) hands were tied a little bit: he didn’t see it himself personally, Luke Pearce on the touchline didn’t see it. Joe Schmidt has exonerated referee JP Doyle from any blame over Georgia flanker Viktor Kolelisvhili’s unpunished stamp on Ireland debutant Dominic Ryan’s face. Kolelisvhili is expected to receive a citing after stamping on Leinster back-rower Ryan’s face during Ireland’s 49-7 win over the Lelos in Dublin on Sunday. Referee Doyle waved away Ireland captain Eoin Reddan’s requests for a Television Match Official (TMO) review, saying “I can’t listen to that” during the six-try victory. last_img read more

Moeen’s unbeaten century redeems England

first_img(REUTERS) – Moeen Ali capitalised on an early reprieve to score his fifth Test century and steer England to 284 for four on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against India yesterday.Opting to bat, England slumped to 21 for two before Moeen added 146 with Joe Root to steady the innings and share a stand of 86 with Jonny Bairstow to keep the touring side on course for a big total at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.Moeen’s unbeaten 120 was an innings of two halves, the left-hander shedding his early tentativeness to hit 12 fours after being dropped by Lokesh Rahul at mid-wicket before he had scored.Ben Stokes was unbeaten on five at the close.With India having taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, England went into the match seeking to salvage pride but that determination did not show in some casual shot-making by the top order.Back in the squad replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, paceman Ishant Sharma induced Keaton Jennings into driving a wide delivery and Parthiv Patel collected the edge behind the stumps to dismiss the young opener for one.Alastair Cook took two off Umesh Yadav’s first ball to reach 11 000 runs in Tests but again looked completely at sea against Ravindra Jadeja’s left-arm spin.The England skipper lunged outside off-stump to edge the ball to Virat Kohli at slip for 10, falling to Jadeja for the fifth time in the series.Root faced yet another rebuilding job and England’s batting mainstay did not let his team down.Moeen lazily flicked Jadeja to midwicket where Rahul misjudged his jump and the ball burst through his hands.Moeen looked ill at ease in the morning session but appeared completely transformed after lunch as he and Root milked India’s three-pronged spin attack despite the pitch offering considerable turn.Root brought up his 27th Test fifty and looked like cruising to his century when he fell to Jadeja.England’s most prolific batsman in the series attempted a sweep shot and the Indians appealed for caught-behind.It was turned down by the on-field umpire but upheld after the hosts decided to review it.Root shook his head in dismay as he missed his second century of the series, a feat Moeen achieved in the final session.Bairstow hit three sixes in his breezy 49 but missed out on a fifty when he loosely drove Jadeja to Rahul at cover.ENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook c Kohli b Jadeja 10K. Jennings c P. Patel b I. Sharma 1J. Root c P. Patel b Jadeja 88M. Ali not out 120J. Bairstow c Rahul b Jadeja 49B. Stokes not out 5Extras: (b-4, lb-1, w-1, pen-5) 11Total: (for 4 wickets, 90 overs) 284Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-, 3-167, 4-253.Bowling: U. Yadav 12-1-44- 0 (w-1), I. Sharma 12-5-25-1, R. Jadeja 28-3-73-3, R. Ashwin 24-1-76-0, A. Mishra 13-1-52-0, K. Nair 1-0-4-0.last_img read more

Holder urges Windies players not to lose confidence

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, England, (CMC) – Under-fire West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his players not to lose confidence despite their embarrassing innings defeat inside three days in the day/night opening Test at Edgbaston.The Caribbean side was rolled over twice on Saturday’s day three, losing 19 wickets to plummet to an innings and 209-run loss and fall behind 1-0 in the three-Test series.And with the team coming under heavy criticism from nearly all quarters, Holder said his charges needed to continue believing in their ability to turn their fortunes around.“Obviously the guys are disappointed. We got beat within three days and we just weren’t up to scratch,” a glum Holder told media here.“But it’s just important for us to regroup. We can’t drop our heads. It’s only one Test match down [and] the series is not lost. It’s important for us to come back stronger.”He added: “I obviously believe [we can win]. I have to believe. There is no point in me dropping my head. I think any team is beatable on any particular day. We just have to come out and play the cricket that would suggest that.“We’ve got to keep our heads in the game, we’ve got to remain positive and play the game of cricket that we know how to play.”West Indies began the day on 44 for one in their first innings in reply to England’s massive 514 for eight declared, but capitulated quickly to be all out for 168, half-hour after lunch.Following on by 346, the Windies were then steamrolled for 137, just over an hour after tea, to extend their dismal record of not having won a Test in England in 17 years.With little time to regroup before the next Test bowls off in Leeds on Friday, Holder held out hope that turning the series around was not mission impossible.“It’s not an easy job, but I don’t think it’s impossible. We’ve just got to believe,” Holder reiterated.“It’s important that we don’t drop our heads. [We have] to stay in the game, stay in the fight. England were beaten a couple Test matches ago by South Africa and we’ve competed really in the last few Test matches we’ve played.“We’ve beaten Pakistan who beat England here last year, so it’s just important for us to stay with it. We need to go back and formulate some plans and recuperate and come back stronger.”Amidst the gloom of defeat, Holder singled out batsman Jermaine Blackwood whose attacking, unbeaten 79 in the first innings saved the Windies from total embarrassment.“We were disappointing in this Test match. We lacked consistency when we bowled and obviously we didn’t put up any runs in the first or second innings,” he pointed out.“One positive obviously is Jermaine Blackwood. I was really, really appreciative of the way he played. He was like his normal self after coming back into Test cricket, so I was very, very pleased with him.”last_img read more

The Latest: Osaka tops Kontaveit, back in US Open quarters

first_imgOn the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovak is trying to stay unbeaten in 2020 and extend his bid for a fourth U.S. Open title.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports 4:20 p.m.Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has been defaulted from his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open after he accidentally hit a line judge with a tennis ball.It was a stunning end to Djokovic’s bid for an 18th Grand Slam title and his 26-0 start to this season.Djokovic had just lost a game to his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta, to fall behind 6-5 in the first set.As he walked to the sideline for the changeover, Djokovic smacked a ball behind him. The ball hit a female line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court. Associated Press The Latest: Osaka tops Kontaveit, back in US Open quarters Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):12:25 a.m.Naomi Osaka returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals by taking advantage of some early jitters for Anett Kontaveit and showing no ill effects from a recent left hamstring problem. Alexander Zverev used a dominating serve to beat an injury-slowed opponent and reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time.Zverev served 18 aces during a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alexandro Davidovich Fokina, who got his right ankle taped after the opening game of the third set and had trouble moving on court.The fifth-seeded Zverev is the first German to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Tommy Haas in 2007.___12:45 p.m. Rogers has won all three matches she’s played against Osaka.___10:45 p.m.Denis Shapovalov has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating No. 7 seed David Goffin 6-7 (0), 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 at the U.S. Open.The 21-year-old left-hander, who is seeded 12th at Flushing Meadows, also is the first man from Canada to make it to the final eight in tournament history. Two other Canadians, No. 15 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime and unseeded Vasek Pospisil, can join Shapovalov in the quarterfinals by winning fourth-round matches Monday.A Canadian woman, Bianca Andreescu, won the championship in New York a year ago.Shapovalov next faces No. 20 seed Pablo Carreño Busta, who advanced when No. 1 Novak Djokovic was disqualified for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball.___8:35 p.m. 6:05 p.m.Shelby Rogers has become the second American women to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open.The 93rd-ranked Rogers upset sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) for her second berth in a Grand Slam quarterfinal and her first at Flushing Meadows.In the day’s opening match, American Jennifer Brady extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time, knocking off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4. She’ll face Yulia Putintseva in the quarterfinals.___center_img September 6, 2020 After a discussion of several minutes with officials on court, Djokovic walked over to shake hands with Carreno Busta, and the default was announced.___3:05 p.m.Yulia Putintseva threw her racket to the ground after dropping the second set, a moment of frustration that became her turning point.The 35th-ranked player recovered for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Petra Martic and her first berth in a U.S. Open quarterfinal. Brady took a medical timeout while leading 3-2 in the second set to get her left leg treated. She returned to the court with her upper leg wrapped and finished it off in an hour and 28 minutes — her longest match of the tournament.___11:15 a.m.The U.S. Open reaches its midpoint today under a sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the low 80s Fahrenheit (around 28 degrees Celsius).The day begins with Angelique Kerber — a three-time Grand Slam champion who won at Flushing Meadows in 2016 — trying to extend her strong run through the bracket, facing 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady. Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka plays later. Jennifer Brady has extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time.The hard-hitting, 25-year-old Brady knocked off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the opening match Sunday. The 41st-ranked Brady used her dominant forehand to take control in a 22-minute first set.Brady has yet to drop a set and has lost only 19 games in her four matches.For Kerber, it was an abrupt end to a resurgent week. The 2016 U.S. Open champion couldn’t make headway against Brady’s consistently solid serve and groundstrokes.Brady, who is one of four American women still alive in singles, will face either Petra Martic or Yulia Putintseva in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match. While Novak Djokovic’s disqualification is grabbing all of the attention on Day 7 of the U.S. Open, there are other matches on the fourth-round schedule.No. 27 seed Borna Coric has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Jordan Thompson 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday night in Louis Armstrong Stadium.This one was much more straightforward than Coric’s previous outing. In the third round Friday, the 23-year-old from Croatia needed to save six match points to come back and beat No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round.Next for Coric is a matchup with No. 5 Alexander Zverev.___ The fourth-seeded Osaka never faced a break point and beat the 14th-seeded Kontaveit 6-3, 6-4 in Arthur Ashe Stadium.Osaka owns two Grand Slam titles, including Flushing Meadows in 2018. She lost in the fourth round a year ago.Kontaveit won the match’s first point, but followed that with a pair of double-faults, followed by a pair of backhand errors to get broken.And Osaka was on her way, winning 35 of 45 service points.The 22-year-old from Japan improved to 5-0 head-to-head against Kontaveit and now faces unseeded Shelby Rogers of the United States in the quarterfinals. Putintseva has been the best in the women’s bracket at breaking serve, and she converted four of nine chances.Martic took a medical timeout to get her left foot treated and wrapped before the final game of the match. She finished with 39 unforced errors — 14 more than Putintseva, who will play American Jennifer Brady.Brady also reached her first U.S. Open quarterfinal by beating Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the day’s opening match.___2:45 p.m.last_img read more

Gundy outburst brings laughter

first_imgDave McGrath is a former sports editor and current Packers beat writer for the Shawano Leader. He would like to point out that Brett Favre himself said that he never thought of himself in the same class as Dan Marino. Ditto. Last Saturday following his team’s upset victory over Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, coach Mike Gundy decided that the best way he could celebrate his team’s victory would be to go postal on a local columnist named Jenni Carlson. The tirade included just about every insult short of Gundy calling Carlson a “meanie” and giving her a public atomic wedgie.You see, Carlson had openly questioned and mocked the Cowboys former starting quarterback for what she believed to be a lack of toughness. The resulting atomic meltdown by Gundy left bothYouTube legends, along with Bobby Knight and the trampoline bear.When I realized how much press you can get just for calling an athlete’s toughness into question, I wondered why I hadn’t thought of doing something like it before. So here I am to openly question the toughness of Wisconsin bulldozer P.J. Hill, which simply is appalling. First off, here’s a guy that UW coach Bret Bielema said needed some “toughen up” pills last year. Apparently Bielema fed them to Hill by the shovel-full, to a level that not only isn’t natural, it can’t be legal. Since Hill first arrived on the NCAA scene, he has been dealing punishment to defenders throughout the Big Ten like beads on Bourbon Street, with a running style that could probably best be described as “total annihilation of the opponent.” Stepping through, over and mostly on helpless (and hapless) Wildcats, Gophers and Hoosiers, Hill has shown no mercy for the poor schmucks. Those players he steamrolled have mothers. They’re children of mothers, and he didn’t care. When they ganged up 11 to one to tackle him, he barreled right through them anyway. That is just baloney. Total malarkey. And the coach that let him do it is fulla baloney, fulla malarkey too!I once saw P.J. standing around the team bus after a particularly vicious mauling of some children of mothers at Indiana. Standing near Hill outside the bus, an ex-con was feeding Hill a bowl of nails and rusty bolts and sprockets. That kind of toughness just can’t be allowed.He went on to play in a bowl game against Arkansas, and with a bummed shoulder, he still plowed into the Razorbacks 12 times to gain about 0 yards, just to give them a little bit of hope before taking the rock seven times in the final 3:55 to seal the game. Bad Newz Kennelz was more humane.But it wasn’t enough. Now Hill has gone and lost 20 pounds during the offseason, telling everyone that he wasn’t going to seek contact all the time. The entire Big Ten (along with Washington State and UNLV) took a collective sigh of relief. Come game time, however, they saw it was just a rouse, as Hill wasn’t just still a rumbling block of TNT, but that carrying less weight, he could actually run harder in the fourth quarter. Harder! More punishment!The only kind person that would continually trek dirt and field turf rubber granules all over the jerseys and spirit of children — kids who are just trying to do what is right and tackle the man with the ball — obviously has never had a child. Because if he had, if he knew what it was like to look his child in the eye and hear, “P.J. Hill just lost 20 pounds and still posterized me like I was Greg Ostertag,” he wouldn’t do what he does. I would like to note that 75 percent of this is fiction. What isn’t however is, a) P.J. Hill, however slimmed down is still a force, and for all the talk about the defense, new quarterback and other fabulously talented ball-callers, he is still the Badgers ticket to a Rose Bowl. And, b) Mike Gundy didn’t just overreact, or make a fool of himself, or take away from his team’s victory, or open himself up to endless criticism, or make himself a prime candidate for media target of the year, but he did all of the above. What Carlson wrote wouldn’t be something I would write, but as long as the facts are reasonably solid (and there’s no reason to think that they aren’t), she had a right to put it in print. Even if it was a stupid opinion.last_img read more

GFA Boss Kurt Okraku joins Black Stars players in ‘jama’ session ahead of South Africa tie [VIDEO]

first_imgGFA President, Kurt Okraku joined the players of the men’s national team, the Black Stars, on Wednesday in their customary song and dance session ahead of tonight’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.The players were clearly in high spirits as the new GFA boss joined them in the ‘jama’ session, with the side hoping to begin their quest to book a place at the 2021 AFCON on a winning note, having disappointed at this year’s tournament.The session included the players who had had been called up to the squad for the games against South Africa and also Sao Tome and Principe, like captain Andre Ayew, goalkeeper Richard Ofori and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.Kurt Okraku, who was elected GFA Boss last month, is clearly determined to encourage support for the country’s various football teams having previously joined the Black Meteors and Kumasi Asante Kotoko camps ahead of crucial ties.His administration has also launched the #BringBackTheLove campaign to improve support for the national teams.The Stars themselves will be looking to change public perception of the team, which has tanked in recent years due to poor performances on the pitch and numerous controversies off it.The Round of 16 exit to Tunisia on penalties in the 2019 AFCON, which was the last time Ghanaians saw the senior national team players in action, would certainly not have helped.Along with South Africa, the Black Stars were grouped with São Tomé and Príncipe and Sudan.Sudan beat São Tomé and Príncipe by four goals to nil in the groups first game on Wednesday and now top the fledgeling group, with Ghana and South Africa hoping to join them later tonightThe match will be played at the Cape Coast stadium and kicks off at 7:00pm.Watch the jama session belowReady for battle tomorrow……our Stars, together with GFA President ⁦@kurtokraku⁩, were in high spirit after their final training session at the Cape Coast Stadium. #BringBackTheLove #AFCON2021 pic.twitter.com/AkzFHZqCAC— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) November 13, 2019last_img read more