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North Vernon man dubbed the ‘car wash bandit’

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — Police in Mooresville have identified a North Vernon as the “car wash bandit” and are looking for to track him down. Police believe Dana Bailey, 55, has been using a tethered device to steal thousands of dollars from auto-pay machines in at least five states.Police in Jennings County made the initial identification after viewing the report on FOX 59 in Indianapolis.During a search of the home, he shares with his mother police found maps and a laminate substance, consistent with suspicions of detectives. Police also found evidence of a fishing line purchase but no other fishing equipment in the house.Surveillance cameras from New York, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa and Illinois have captured images of a man matching Bailey’s description manipulating machines with something on a line.In Boardman Township, Ohio police the suspect entered a coated $20 bill attached to a line into the machine 20 times and voided each purchase, taking the cash.Police in Jennings County say his history of theft from coin machines goes back to 2003. Bailey also ran the now defunct, Midwest Games where police say he may have learned how to compromise machines that accept and return cash.Bailey’s mother says she hasn’t seen him in about one week. Police believe he is driving a white Ford pickup truck with the license number XZT904.last_img read more


September 24, 2020 0

West Florida Cross Country Teams Running to Help Arthritis

first_imgWest Florida Cross Country Teams Running to Help Arthritis Share Aug. 15, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Men’s and Women’s Cross country teams will be running for a cause this Friday, August 17th when they participate in the first “From Jay to the Bay Charity Relay.”The 30 UWF student-athletes and coaches will participate in this inter-squad relay race to raise funds for the local office of the North Florida Arthritis Foundation.”The arthritis foundation helps a lot of people in the Pensacola Bay area,” said UWF Head Cross Country Coach Matt Dobson. “One of my goals for the new team this year is to see more community involvement among the student-athletes. I’ve had the vision of this inter-squad relay race for a long time and I’m glad we are going forward with it this year.”The runners will participate as co-ed teams and start from the parking lot of Cora Baptist Church in Jay. They will run south on Chumuckla Highway, turn right onto Highway 90, go across the Causeway and end with a lap around the UWF track. A distance of approximately 32 miles.In 2006, 46 million people were found to be suffering with some form of arthritis. Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability. Arthritis limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing for more than 7 million Americans. It affects people in all age groups including nearly 300,000 children and costs the U.S. economy a total of $128 billion annually. Baby Boomers seem to be at prime risk and most people don’t think anything can be done to help them.”I think it will be a good thing to see strong, healthy athletes, young adults taking time to do something for an organization that helps people with the debilitating disease of arthritis,” said Dobson. “There will be no trophies at the end of this race, just the satisfaction of doing something noble while promoting team spirit.”The UWF athletes and coaches are still currently collect donations and pledges for the event. All money raised will go directly to the Arthritis Foundation. If you are interested in donating, please contact the UWF Cross Country office at 850-474-2141. If you want more information about what the local Arthritis Foundation can do for you if you suffer with this disease, contact Teresa Mepham at 850-432-4348. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

No fans at La Liga stadiums for rest of the season — Organisers

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv Spain’s secretary for sport, Irene Lozano, and La Liga President, Javier Tebas, have categorically ruled out fans returning to matches before the end of this season to minimise the risk of the novel Coronavirus spreading.Tebas said last month that fans should be allowed back once it is safe to do so, while the league drew up a draft protocol in the event that the government’s department for sport approved their return. On her part, Lozano, who has repeatedly stated that the campaign should finish without supporters as those were the conditions for matches returning after the March hiatus, drew a line under the matter in a breakfast meeting with reporters on Thursday.She said: “The safest thing to do is to complete the season without spectators.“Football moves masses of people, it’s not like the theatre.“A match behind-closed-doors is attended by only 250 people, but a stadium only at one-third of its capacity could mean 30,000 people.“That’s why it’s different to other activities.” None of Europe’s top five leagues have been able to hold matches with spectators since football returned, although championships in countries like Serbia, Bulgaria and Denmark have allowed fans back into matches.Tebas said the league was no longer planning for fans to return, adding that the main obstacle was the prospect of people congregating before and after games, as it happened at a recent derby between Sporting Gijon and Real Oviedo.He said: “Right now La Liga is not prioritising the return of supporters to stadiums.“The big problem is the crowds inside and outside the stadium.“We had problems with the Asturian derby as there were more than 2,000 people outside. “We can’t afford to kid ourselves because if we aren’t careful, there could be a second wave.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Irene LozanoJavier TebasLa Ligalast_img read more


September 22, 2020 0

Corentyne dominate Cycling Championships at ‘Nationals’

first_img-Males win all three champion boys’ titlesBy Faizool DeoA DOMINANT performance by the male cyclists from Corentyne, District Six, propelled them to an emphatic victory in the Cycling Championships, yesterday, at the Inner Circuit of the National Park on day two of the 59th National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships.Although 15-year-old Corentyne Comprehensive High School student, Rosheka Crawford, was outstanding for the defending champions in the U-16 division, her male teammates carried the side to victory.The trio of Joshon Campbell, Mario Washington and Ajay Gopilall finished as age division champions in the U-14, the U-16 and the Open categories respectively, which pushed the winners to a 51-point victory over rivals, Upper Demerara-Kwakwani. Last year, only eight points had separated the sides.  This year, Corentyne amassed 288 points, while District 10 finished on 237 points.  Third place went to District 15– New Amsterdam (150 points), while Bartica finished just behind in fourth place on 147 points.Rosheka Crawford was the top female performer for Corentyne.District 11, North Georgetown, and District 13, South Georgetown, were tied for fifth on 101 points, while West Demerara finished seventh on 70 points. District Five– West Coast Berbice, ended on 57 points; District 12– East Georgetown on 50 points; District 14– East Bank Demerara on 39 points; District eight– Potaro-Siparuni on 36 points, District 4– East Coast Demerara on 23 points and District Two– Essequibo Coast-Pomeroon on 21 points.Neither North West nor the Rupununi managed to score a point at the event.Manager of District Six Cycling team, Karl Vanier was “overjoyed, elated and ecstatic” with the win. He credited the cycling programme in Berbice for the dominance of the side. “There are regular races in Berbice and everybody wants to be champions. They want to do well; The guys are pushing each other, so there are keen rivalry in the team.”Vanier added that many of the girls do not have their personal cycles, which had hinder their training leading up to the championships.He also credited many of the shops and cycling enthusiasts, including former National cyclist, Wilbert Benjamin, of the Benjamin Sports Store, for their contribution to the youths in the sport. Mary Lyken from District 10, finished with two wins in the U-14 division. She won the 400M and the 800M.  Also finishing with two victories in that division was District Seven’s T. McKenzie.  The 13-year-old won the 1000M and the 2000M.   Campbell finished with victories in the 1500M, the 2000M and the 3000M.Meanwhile, Crawford, who won the 400M, the 800M and the 1000M races, was adjudged champion girl in the U-16 category.  Washington, who was dominant in his U-16 divisions, won the 800M, the 1000M, and the 1500M, while his teammate, Jeremiah Joseph, won the 2000M and the 3000M. Gopilall won the 5000M, the 3000M and the 2000M, while his teammate, Jameel Ross, who had won the 40K on Sunday, won the 800M and the 1000M.District 13’s Alliea Alleyne, who finished on 36 points, managed to pip District 10’s Clivecia Spencer as champion girl in the open category.  She finished first in the 1000M, first in 1500M and third in the 2000M and 3000M.Spencer won the 3000M and the 2000M while she finished third in the 1500M.last_img read more


September 18, 2020 0

University will regulate electric carts on campus

first_imgBicyclists aren’t the only ones facing increased restrictions on campus roads.At the same time as the Department of Public Safety is planning to deploy more electric carts, the university is working to enforce rules to help decrease traffic decongestion.It’s electric · The first step to decongesting the traffic on campus is to have all vehicles register through their departments by the end of the year. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan The Environmental Health and Safety department of Career and Protective Services is currently working to create a safety program to train people in the proper use of electric vehicles, and Ed Becker, executive director of Environmental Health & Safety, said preliminary measures are being taken to draft an on-campus safety policy that will attempt to educate and spread awareness about the rules of operating an electric vehicle.“It’s something that is already happening, and what we need to do is adapt the rules to make sure that we can control the growth in carts. It’s [about] controlling access and controlling the number of vehicles,” Becker said.Becker said there need to be ways to ensure that electric cart drivers obey the rules of the road and to discourage the idea that drivers can behave differently just because they are on campus.“Electric vehicles [are] a convenient way to get around but in order to have them coexist with all the other forms of transportation on campus, we have to have a clear set of rules and people following rules,” Becker said.Another concern being addressed is how to prevent unregistered carts from coming onto campus, which has the potential to cause unwanted congestion or danger to those on campus.Mandating that all the vehicles have some sort of USC registration will discourage these unregistered vehicles on campus because drivers will be able to be identified and found if need be, Becker said.“The first step is having [the vehicles] first registered through a department, Becker said. “Not all of them are registered now, but by the end of the year, we’re hoping to have a full inventory.”DPS Capt. David Carlisle said employing a strategy to decrease the number of DPS cars on campus and instead rely more heavily on alternative forms of transportation.“The fewer the cars, the better; it’s more effective for DPS to patrol the University Park Campus on foot, on bikes or on our three-wheeled electrical vehicles called T3s,” Carlisle said.DPS currently has a total of 47 bikes, 18 T3s, three electric carts and 30 vehicles available for patrol, said DPS Chief Carey Drayton.Carlisle said the Ford Explorers that DPS officers drive are practical for police patrolling off campus. On campus, however, electrical vehicles could increase DPS accessibility.“Using T3s, riding a bike or walking makes our officers more accessible to students, faculty and staff because it encourages one-on-one contact,” he said. “It’s easier for students, faculty and staff to talk to us [when not in cars] and we want everyone to know us on a personal basis since we are in a public safety partnership.”Kim Hasday, a junior majoring in communication, said that a more alleviated campus will make it easier to transport back and forth to class.“When I’m walking to campus, sometimes it’s so congested that I have to leave extra time to navigate through the crowd,” she said. “So, any way to ease this traffic, I’m all in favor of.”last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

No. 1 Maryland still has Syracuse’s number, this time in 14-9 win

first_imgIt hasn’t mattered for the last four seasons whether the game is in College Park, Maryland, Syracuse, New York or a tournament site. In March or May, Maryland has downed its not-really-a-rival rival Syracuse.UMD, the program that spawned Gary Gait as a women’s lacrosse coach, has won the last eight meetings with his squad in the last four seasons. On Saturday, UMD earned its third-largest victory against the Orange in those eight meetings, 14-9, only smaller than a 13-7 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament beatdown in 2014 and a 19-11 regular season win the season prior.After the matchup, Terps’ head coach Cathy Reese couldn’t offer up any reason for the dominance. UMD transfer Halle Majorana sat at the press conference and folded her arms, then rubbed her lip and then touched her hand to her forehead while looking down.“Right now, I’m just — it’s a little frustrating we came up short,” Majorana said.For the first time since Maryland (5-0) ended Syracuse’s (6-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) season in the 2013 NCAA semifinals, Syracuse led in the second half against the Terps. For the first time in any of the eight matchups, Syracuse beat the Terrapins at the draw circle, 14-11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut a messy concoction of turnovers and lost draw controls quickly devoured the Orange’s 7-6 lead and then took seconds, thirds and fourths. The Terps stayed composed in the second half and had the answers the Orange didn’t. Maryland streaked away with another win.“They gave us more than we could handle,” Gary Gait said, “… they played with confidence, they played with poise. You get up on ‘em, they just keep coming.”After a behind-the-back shovel shot from Majorana tied the game, Kayla Treanor backed down her defender a little more than a minute later, took one step to the side and fit a shot between the pipe and goalkeeper Megan Taylor. The shot gave SU a 5-4 lead.It lasted just 26 seconds.First Maryland’s Taylor Hensh tied up the game off of a draw control win with 32 seconds left in the half. Eighteen seconds later, Jen Giles sliced through Syracuse’s defense before she slotted a goal and gave UMD a 6-5 lead.“I think we need to settle in and focus on what we do,” Reese said. “… and when we did that, we started to find our openings, took care of the ball a lot better.”Yet an Erica Bodt goal tied the game at six early in the second half. Then Treanor backed her defender down again. She took a light step around the defender again. Treanor slotted a shot between Taylor and the net again. Syracuse took a one-goal lead again.This lead, though, only lasted one minute eight seconds before Hensh again tied the game.The closest Syracuse got the rest of the contest was 9-8. Five of Maryland’s final eight goals came on free-position shots because Syracuse committed a foul. In the 20 minutes after Syracuse gained the lead, equivalent to a third of the game, the Orange turned the ball over eight times, almost half of its total turnovers.“We were trying to get the ball back,” Gait said. “We were trying to make something happen. Instead of making the plays, we caused more turnovers for ourselves.”With 14:18 left, Riley Donahue dropped a pass from Treanor and UMD’s Zoe Stukenberg scored to make the score 10-8.With 7:28 left, a Treanor pass was intercepted and Cummings scored a free-position goal to extend UMD’s lead to 11-8.With 4:28 left, Taylor Gait dropped the ball, UMD picked it up and Cummings scored a free-position goal 39 seconds later to give the Terrapins a 14-8 lead.Earlier in the week, Gait said Maryland is the program others strive to be. On Saturday, it was clear Syracuse still has a ways to go.After the UMD’s ninth goal, a Maryland fan chanted, “Give me a T.” The rest of the Terrapins’ fans gave him a “T” and spelled out the rest of “Terps.”“One more time,” he shouted.“Terps,” the fans shouted.“One more time,” he shouted again.On Saturday, the Terps handed Syracuse yet another loss. Comments Published on March 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


September 16, 2020 0

Champions League final line-up confirmed

first_imgA deflected Gareth Bale shot 20-minutes into last night’s semi final second leg at the Bernabeu, was enough to give Real a 1-nil aggregate victory over Manchester City. The San Siro in Milan will host the final on May 28th. Elsewhere, tonight, Liverpool must turn over a 1-nil defecit at home to Villareal to reach the Europa League final.  Kick off in the semi final second leg at Anfield is at 8.05. The other last four tie is poised at 2-2 between holders Sevilla and Shakhtar Donetsk.last_img read more


September 16, 2020 0

Abia Warriors Chairman Honoured with Mandela Award

first_imgAccording to Mr Kekeh, Chief Inyama’s excellent administration, youth empowerment, poverty alleviation through massive job creation as well as his assistance to the less privileged in society and excellent mentorship towards young footballers also led to his choice as the recipient of the prestigious award and urged him to keep the fire aglow.Receiving the award, Chief Inyama thanked the organization for recognizing him in the midst of several other great Africans and dedicated the award to the sports loving Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for giving him the opportunity to serve and showcase his administrative skills.The Abia Warriors Chairman who revealed that the award came to him totally as a surprise, pledged that he would continue to do his best to the development of mankind.Mr. Kekeh was accompanied on the visit by Messrs Patrick Bitanga, Kouakou Clovis and Sylvester Akin who are the organization’s Director of Programmes, Accra, Ghana, Country Coordinator, Cote D’ Ivoire and member from Mali, respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The African Youth Global Network based in Accra, Ghana, has presented its 2016 “Nelson Mandela Pan-African Exemplary Leadership Award” to the Chairman of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia, Chief Emeka Inyama.Presenting the award to him at the Warriors’ Secretariat in Umuahia, the Country Representative of the Organization in Nigeria, Mr. Paul Atsou Kekeh said the main objective of instituting the award was toencourage and motivate good leadership in Africa as typified by the Late South African icon, Dr Nelson Mandela.He said that before giving the award to any African, the organization examines and scrutinizes would be recipients to ensure that only those who fulfill the criteria receive it, insisting that Chief Inyamamerited to be so honoured based on his immense contribution and commitment to the development of football not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.last_img read more


September 9, 2020 0

VIDEO: Frank Acheampong steps up training ahead of start of Chinese Super League

first_imgGhana forward, Frank Acheampong, has stepped up his personal training regime with the Chinese Super League season set to get underway in June.The Tianjin Teda attacker and his teammates have been left to keep fit with personal trainers as China eases towards a return to normal routines.The Chinese Super League, which was set to start in February 2020, was postponed indefinitely as the country moved to impose restrictions on the country in an attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic.With low numbers now being recorded and ease on restrictions, the league is nearing its resumption though no date has officially been given. The 26-year old made 30 league appearances for Teda, scoring nine goals and providing nine assists as they finished 7th on the league table last season.His last call up to the Black Stars was in September 2018 in an AFCON 2019 qualifying match against Kenya.last_img read more


August 29, 2020 0

2015 AYC U-20: Ghana lose final Group B match to Mali

first_imgGhana surrendered top spot in Group B at the African Youth Championship after losing 1-0 to new leaders Mali on Sunday in Mbour in the final group phase match.The Black Satellites needed a draw to head the pool after two wins against South Africa and Zambia.Head coach Sellas Tetteh made four changes to the starting line-up and the gamble did not pay off.Striker Benjamin Tetteh had recovered from a knee injury but was rested as a precautionary measure.Ghana began the game the brightest with some bright inter change passes between Clifford Aboagye and Prosper Kassim to set up Samuel Afful but the latter fluffed his lines.Mali took a surprise lead when Ichaka Diarra headed in a corner kick after goalkeeper Muntawaliku Siedu failed to punch it away. The second half started with the same tempo with Mali midfield duo of Aboubacar Doumbia and Fousseyni Diabate overpowering Clifford Aboagye and Aseidu Attobrah.The Malians could have put the game beyond doubt on the 80 minute but for a superb save from Ghanaian goalkeeper Seidu who pulled off a good save to deny Hamidou Traore when he was through on goal.Aboagye made a good run into the Malian defense late on but goalkeeper Sory Ibrahimi Traore sniffed off the danger by coolly collecting the cut back.The defeat for Ghana means they finish second in Group B and face Nigeria at the Semi-final stage on Wednesday.Mali will play hosts Senegal in the second semi-final.last_img read more


August 28, 2020 0