Barbara Jean Smith, 72, Brookville

first_imgBarbara Jean Smith, age 72, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, April 1, 2019 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born October 6, 1946 in Hazzard, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Clyde & Eva (Creech) Williams.  She was united in marriage to James W. Smith, and he survives.She was a homemaker; and had also worked as a nurses aid for several years.  In her leisure time she enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting mushrooms.Besides James, her husband of 50 years, survivors include two sons, Darryl Smith and James Smith both of Brookville, Indiana; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lee Bauldrick, Dolores Goanes, and Patricia Hines all of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, James Williams of Bright, Indiana and Donnie Williams of Delhi, Ohio.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several infant children; a son, James W. Smith Jr., and a sister, Deborah Clayton.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Wayne Ison will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, April 4, 2019; 2:00 P.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.  Burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora, Indiana.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Operation Blessing sets up shop, volunteer opportunities available

first_imgDayton, Oh. — The global humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International, has deployed its U.S. Disaster Relief Team and a convoy of equipment to the Dayton area to assist with relief efforts following a swarm of deadly tornadoes that swept through earlier this week.Operation Blessing is operating from the Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Rd in Beavercreek. Residents/homeowners whose homes were damaged to come and fill out a work order request for free volunteer help. Operation Blessing expects to begin coordinating day volunteers beginning Friday to help affected residents with tasks including salvaging personal belongings, debris removal, chainsaw work, and installing tarps on damaged roofs.Team leaders from Operation Blessing’s Virginia Beach headquarters arrived in Dayton on Tuesday to assess damages and meet with local emergency management officials in order to determine the areas of greatest need.The convoy of equipment departed from the organization’s Virginia Beach headquarters late yesterday and includes a construction trailer loaded with tools and emergency supplies, a box truck full of relief supplies, and the organization’s mobile command center.Operation Blessing will be accepting volunteers daily starting Friday, May 31. Volunteers should meet at the Operation Blessing base of operations at Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and orientation takes place at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Day volunteers do not need to register in advance. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, dress appropriately for work in the field (long pants and hard-soled shoes or work boots) and also provide their own transportation to and from the work site. For any questions about volunteering, please call: 800-730-2537.RESIDENTS NEEDING HELP:Residents are invited come in person to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek daily from 9:30 a.m. to – 4:30 p.m. All residents must fill out a work order form and sign a release form in person, allowing volunteers access to your property. Volunteers will not be able to do work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER. Priority is given based on need (elderly, sick, disabled, etc) and is based on volunteer availability. Volunteer services offered include debris removal and help finding and sorting salvageable belongings. For more information on how to apply for help: 800-730-2537.For updates or for information about volunteering click here. To donate to the relief efforts click here.last_img read more

Barry hopeful of England recall

first_img The 32-year-old last featured for the national team in May 2012 and although he went to Euro 2012 he did not play a single game. Barry has had a good start to his season-long loan from Manchester City and he knows if he can maintain that it may attract Hodgson’s attention. “It’s something that I definitely wouldn’t be turning down at the moment,” he said. “I joined Everton to play regular football and that’s still my main target, to get my form going. “If an England call comes with that, then fantastic, but it’s certainly at the back of my mind.” Barry recently became the 10th player to reach 500 Premier League appearances and plans to carry on as long as possible. “I’ve always said that I want to play as long as possible and as long as my body and legs allow me to do so,” he told evertontv. “At the moment I’m feeling good and really fit, and I’m hopeful I can play for a number of years. “But I’ve always took one season at a time and this season I’m looking at keeping a good run of form going and helping Everton climb the table to see where it gets us.” Midfielder Gareth Barry has not given up on an England recall and hopes a good run for Everton could propel him back into Roy Hodgson’s thinking.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse hosts Lindenwood just 1 win away from program record

first_img Published on February 21, 2013 at 1:55 am Contact David: dlauterb@syr.edu Syracuse has secured the No. 2 seed in the College Hockey America tournament already, but Lindenwood is fighting for the No. 3 seed.The Orange (18-13-1, 12-5-1 College Hockey America) is one win away from a program-high in wins, but this weekend, it might not be so easy for SU to get the victory against the Lady Lions (6-23-3, 6-9-3 CHA).“We recognize full well what Lindenwood is capable of doing,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We know we’re going to have a good opponent, a hungry opponent, and it’s not just a couple games to finish out the season. I think it’s good that we’re going to have a competitive atmosphere.”Syracuse traveled to Lindenwood more than a month ago and came away with two wins. The Orange outscored the Lady Lions 10-2. But the Lions were without their starting goalkeeper. Flanagan said Lindenwood has everything to play for, which makes this weekend’s series a tougher test.SU doesn’t want to take the game lightly, and the Orange will use the weekend to fine-tune its power plays and stay sharp.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Nicole) Hensley is back in net. We didn’t see her last time, she was injured,” Flanagan said. “She’s having an unbelievable freshman year.”Last weekend, Hensley made 88 saves in a pair of wins against Robert Morris.Finding success on power plays has been an issue for the Orange all season. SU boasts a 10 percent conversion rate on power plays – the worst in the CHA. Lindenwood is third in the league with its 18 percent conversion rate.“We’re addressing our power play woes,” Flanagan said. “Sort of change-up in personnel and trying some different things.”Despite approaching this weekend just one win shy of the most in program history, players think there is a lot they need to work on beyond power plays. SU plans to use the Lindenwood games to sharpen its end zone coverage and forechecks ahead of the CHA tournament semifinals, forward Cara Johnson said.“Just using Lindenwood as practice for the tournament,” she said.Against Mercyhurst last weekend, Syracuse had trouble forcing turnovers on both ends of the ice. Improvement in that area will only help the offense.“I think our D-zone, if we have a strong defense, then we can get offensive opportunities,” forward Shiann Darkangelo said. “I think that’s the biggest thing.”Though this weekend doesn’t mean as much for Syracuse in the standings as it does for LU, these two games will be the last the Orange plays for two weeks.Flanagan and his team will have a bye next week before taking on the lowest remaining seed, according to the CHA website. Though that means the team will have extra time to rest, Flanagan thinks it could hurt SU in the long run.“I’m not a proponent of a bye weekend to be honest. Now that I’ve said that, it can work both ways,” Flanagan said. “In our sport, if you look at statistics, the teams in the other leagues that have had byes, have faltered, have a losing record.Flanagan said he won’t alter playing time dramatically for the team’s top players.“We want to keep our better players playing. Now do we have to push them to the limit, some of our players playing 25-28 minutes? Probably not,” Flanagan said. “We can hopefully work some players in there that don’t typically get too much ice time.”Flanagan said if the team is going to try and work on things to get better against Lindenwood this weekend, he wants to put his best players on the ice.Senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said Flanagan made that very clear after Saturday’s loss against Mercyhurst.“Coach made a point after the game. He said we can’t look past Lindenwood because we’ve had some close games against them,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “They compete hard so we can’t take a day off, can’t take a shift off.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Four Irish athletes in action in Rio today

first_imgLeona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow appear to be out of contention for a medal ahead of the final round of the Women’s Golf tournament.Maguire will resume from level par, which is 11 shots off the lead and nine off the medal positions.Meadow is another shot behind her Irish team-mate on 1-over. Later this afternoon, Aileen Reed competes in the Women’s Triathlon, which gets underway at 3.00pm Irish time.And Arthur Lannigan-O’Keeffe sits in 25th place overall as he prepares to compete in the Men’s Modern Pentathlon, which begins at 4 o’clock.last_img

Moses Reveals Plans to Fight for Chelsea Career

first_imgVictor Moses has expressed his desire to stay at Chelsea while hoping to get a chance from new manager Antonio Conte.Since his move from Wigan in 2012, the winger boasts of 12 English Premier League starts with the Blues and spent the last three seasons on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham United.And the Nigeria international is motivated to give all it takes to impress manager Conte to avoid been shipped out of the team.“It’s a very big season for me, there is a new manager here,” Moses told EveningStandard.“I have to show my talent and make sure I work hard to get into his thoughts. I will keep working hard and see what happens after that. “We have a new manager and he knows what he wants from us. We are still getting used to the way he wants us to play, but it’s going to be good.”Moses was one of the few players that impressed in Chelsea’s defeat to Rapid Vienna in their first pre-season game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Education Ministry in Jamaica finalizing national school Nutrition Policy

first_imgJamaica’s Education Minister Ruel Reid KINGSTON, Jamaica.    The Ministry of Education is finalizing development of a proposed National School Nutrition Policy, which aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity in Jamaican schools.Education Minister Ruel Reid, said work to develop the policy was initially slated for completion this month.  “But we still have some fine-tuning [to do]. As such, we decided to roll out the restriction of sugary drinks before,” he said.Speaking at a  recent forum on ‘Sugars, Other Carbohydrates and Fats – Their Contribution to Obesity… and Effective Solutions’.Reid said the policy seeks to improve the nutritional status of children and support their long-term physical and psychosocial development.Additionally, he said the policy forms part of the Government’s broader approach to promoting healthy choices in and out of school for children and youth, by equipping them with the requisite knowledge and skills to make better decisions regarding diet and physical activity. “It is only fitting that this is done, as our Ministry has direct contact with the children who will, in turn, become adults.”Meanwhile,  Reid said the National School Nutrition Standards, being developed by the Ministry of Health, will support implementation of the nutrition-related aspects of the Policy.It will outline the recommended nutrient standards for meals; non-meal items, such as snacks; and beverages.The Standards will, eventually, be incorporated into the existing National School Feeding Program.last_img read more

Manchester City Sign French Defender Mendy

first_imgManchester City have confirmed the signing of highly-rated French left-back Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco in a deal reported to be around £52m.https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/889456506659385346French international Mendy has signed a 5-year contract to join the City Revolution under their Spanish manager Pep Guardiola.The 23-year old, who will wear jersey no. 22 at City, became a transfer target for a lot of European heavyweights after he helped Monaco to their first French Ligue 1 title in 17 years. In the end, Manchester City won the race for his signature.RelatedManchester City Defender To See Specialist Over ‘Troublesome’ Knee ProblemSeptember 26, 2017In “Europe”Benjamin Mendy Sidelined After Twelve AppearancesNovember 23, 2018In “England”Guardiola’s Expensively Assembled Defence Will Struggle To Pass The Litmus TestJuly 25, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Enough Is Enough! AC Milan Sack Montella

first_imgItalian giants AC Milan have parted company with their manager Vincenzo Montella after an underwhelming start to the season in the league.The 7-time European champions invested over €200m in the playing squad over the summer however that didn’t transmit into success under Montella and that has led to his dismissal. According to the club, former player Gennaro Gattuso will take charge of first team duties with immediate effect.The final game of Montella’s time as manager proved to be the disappointing goalless draw with Torino on Sunday afternoon.RelatedWatford FC vs Liverpool FCJune 30, 2017Similar postTorino Star Belotti Is Milan Boss’ Top Striking TargetJuly 19, 2017In “Europe”Sevilla Agree Deal With Montella Over Vacant Managerial JobDecember 28, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Bradley Chubb has torn ACL; Vontaze Burfict suspended for season

first_imgRamsey was missing in action last week, first due to flu-like symptoms, then because of a back injury, then he was absent for the birth of his second child. He also missed Sunday’s win over the Broncos, leaving doubt that he’ll play at Carolina in Week 5, though it will depend if he returns to practicce this week.One video you have to seePatrick Mahomes will have a tiny little superfan cheering him on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.This girl’s reaction to getting @Chiefs tickets for her 10th birthday is precious 🤗Now she’ll get to see her favorite player, @PatrickMahomes!(via @5young3)pic.twitter.com/OOgaMh7juv— ESPN (@espn) September 30, 2019Monday’s tweet of the dayRetired Browns lineman Joe Thomas is impressed by Nick Chubb’s wheels.That’s receiver speed!! 😳😳wow!✈️ https://t.co/hqVeAIg81l— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) September 30, 2019 Another week, another season-ending injury for a key player.On the other hand, one young quarterback is feeling healhy enough to start his comeback campaign. We dive into the top headlines from Monday in this edition of NFL news and notes. Three things that matterBradley Chubb out with torn ACLIt doesn’t get much worse for the winless Broncos, but somehow it did Monday when it was revealed the linebacker has a partially torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. Chubb actually returned to Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with the injury, but will now need surgery to repair the damage.”He felt good enough to come back in and actually, he played that last series pretty damn well,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters. “He was as surprised as anybody, I think, this morning when he woke up feeling the way he did. It’s a huge loss. He’s one of our better players, obviously. He’s a tempo setter, great player, great person, leader — all that.”Chubb, Denver’s fifth-overall pick in 2018, had his first sack and forced fumble of the season in Week 4.NFL suspends Vontaze Burfict rest of seasonMaybe the Raiders linebacker will get the message this time, considering it’s the longest suspension for an on-field act in NFL history. Burfict’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle during Sunday’s game in Indianapolis drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness that resulted in an ejection, and the league was quick to ban him for the rest of 2019.The 29-year-old Burfict has a long history of illegal hits, and if the season-long suspension is upheld, he will have been suspended for a total of 22 games in his career. Those absences and additional fines incurred will have also cost him more than $5 million in salary.Mitchell Trubisky won’t need surgeryThe Bears quarterback was hurt on the team’s sixth play of the game Sunday when he was hit and fumbled the ball, but will reportedly avoid surgery after an MRI on Monday revealed a dislocated left shoulder with a slight labrum tear.While a definitive timeline for his return has yet to be determined, the team has faith in backup quarterback Chase Daniel should Trubisky be sidelined for an extended period.”That’s why Chase is here,” Nagy told reporters. “We’ll prepare for both guys, and I’ll know more (later). Again, our game plan is not going to change a whole lot. If Chase is the guy, we’re going to do things that Chase does well. If it’s Mitch, then we’ll continue to keep doing things with him. I’ll never get to a point where I’m frozen because I don’t know what to do. We’ll just keep growing.”Two things that don’t matterSam Darnold cleared for non-contact drillsThe Jets quarterback has been out since Sept. 12 with mononucleosis and the team had hoped he would be healthy enough to return after the team’s Week 4 bye, but his availability won’t be determined until later this week.In the meantime, Jets coach Adam Gase said Darnold’s status remains “up in the air” and he has yet to rule him out. Darnold has not lifted, run or thrown since being diagnosed with the illness, so he’ll ramp up workouts this week but won’t be able to participate in full practice, hinting his return could be pushed back another week.Jaguars turned down two first-round picks for Jalen RamseyAnother week has come and gone, but the disgruntled cornerback remains on the roster even after requesting a trade. It was reported that Jacksonville had the chance to move on, but wouldn’t settle for a pair of first-round picks offered from an unidentified team.last_img read more