Greensburg Ranked On Safest Cities List

first_imgGREENSBURG – A new survey by Movoto Real Estate has named Greensburg the eleventh safest city in Indiana.Rankings were based on places in Indiana with a population of 10,000 or more, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The real estate group then gathered crime data reported to the FBI in 2012 and calculated crime rates per 100,000 residents.According to the website, Greensburg had 1,274 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012. 990 were crimes against property and 284 were categorized as violent crime.The top 10 safest cities in Indiana were as follows:City of ZionsvilleCity of CarmelTown of FishersTown of St. JohnCity of JasperCity of Crown PointCity of WestfieldTown of BrownsburgTown of ChestertonTown of MunsterRanked number 11, Greensburg was the only Southeastern Indiana location included in the report of 62 Indiana cities.last_img read more


Stomach surgery sidelines Walcott

first_img Press Association Walcott was withdrawn from the Arsenal XI to face Stoke last weekend after feeling pain in his stomach, and the Gunners confirmed that he needs surgery. Walcott will miss England’s crunch qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland as well as Arsenal’s games against West Brom, Swansea and Napoli. An Arsenal statement read: “Theo Walcott will have a minor procedure on his abdomen in Germany on Wednesday which will keep him out of action until after the next international break.” Walcott’s injury is a blow for Arsenal, who have come to rely on the winger even more this season following the absence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes to have the 24-year-old back for the game against Norwich on October 19, however. Wenger said: “Theo will be out for a few weeks. He has developed some damage to his posterior abdominal wall. It’s not a hernia, but it’s a little structural problem in his abdomen. “He will have the procedure in Germany on Wednesday and, because it’s so minor, we can begin his rehab immediately. We are pleased it’s being dealt with quickly and he shouldn’t miss too many Arsenal matches. But he will miss the forthcoming international matches with England.” Walcott’s injury is arguably of bigger importance to England, however. Walcott has become an instrumental part of Roy Hodgson’s starting XI of late, starting the last five games for the Three Lions. England need to win their final two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland next month to guarantee qualification for Rio 2014. center_img Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out for three weeks because he needs stomach surgery.last_img read more


Pinnick Inaugurates AITEO Cup Committee

first_imgOther members are Mr. Andrew Onyearu (Group Executive Director/Chief Legal Counsel of AITEO), Mr. Ndiana-Abasi Matthew (Senior Manager, Corporate Communications of AITEO) and A. U. Mustapha (SAN).The NFF President charged the Committee to be fully focused on delivering a competition that the Nigerian Football fraternity and sponsors AITEO would be proud of.Responding, Akinwunmi promised that his team would move swiftly to draw up a revised calendar for this year’s competition, and also insist on the very best values in all areas of the organisation while working to bring new glory to the oldest football competition in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NFF President Amaju Pinnick on Monday inaugurated the committee that will organise the first edition of the AITEO Cup Competition (formerly Federation Cup) for men and women.While inaugurating the 11-member Committee, headed by NFF 1st Vice President/Chairman of Organising Committee, Seyi Akinwunmi, Pinnick insisted that the Committee’s membership was strategically drawn based on the core services of the two competitions.NFF 2nd VP/LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko, is vice chairman, with NFF Executive Committee members Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, Sharif Rabiu Inuwa and Ms Aisha Falode as members. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi is the Secretary.last_img read more


White eyes starting spot in final season

first_imgAndy Fate / The Badger HeraldFor almost his entire life, James White has never been the lead running back.When he was a three-star running back from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., White was just an accent to his four-star teammate and UNC-commit Giovanni Bernard.When White arrived at Wisconsin, he was the speed to John Clay’s strength. He might have been the leading rusher, but he wasn’t the lead back.Montee Ball was the next man for White to supplement. Ball was the bratwurst. White was the beverage. Maybe Melvin Gordon was the finishing condiment. Once again, White was second in line. That all might start to change … maybe.In his last spring camp as a Badger, White has jumped up the depth chart, some would say by default, to the lead running back spot, as far as repetitions go. Finally.“James has done a good job this spring of establishing himself,” running backs coach Tom Hammock said. “He’s demanding his touches and he’s earning them. Every day he comes out to practice and earns more reps, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that develops once the season starts.”“Once the season starts” is off in the distance for White, some four and a half months before the Badgers take to Camp Randall for the regular season. It likely seems even further in the distance for the running back who has been in competition each of the last five or six years.The competition he shared with Ball didn’t leave as the clock expired on Ball’s illustrious career; it has actually probably heightened since the departure of the all-time touchdowns leader.Joining White in the Badgers’ backfield again is redshirt sophomore Melvin Gordon. The exciting jet-sweep specialist from 2012 excelled enough toward the end of the season to get many thinking White would once again be singing the second verses of the running back band.But while Gordon has been sidelined recently for Wisconsin’s practice, redshirt junior Jeff Lewis also threw his name into the mix, rushing for 74 yards on 16 carries during Saturday’s scrimmage, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No matter where he seems to go, White tends to bring a competition with him.“I won’t say committee, but I’m going to let these guys fight for those carries,” Hammock said of his attempts to fill the void left by Ball, which may take all of three backs to satisfy. “If you want 20 carries, fight for them, and then go out there and earn it during the game.”It’s obvious that fighting for carries is nothing new to No. 20. What is likely new for him, however, is the leadership role he is now thrust into as the lone senior running back. Until this point, White always had an upperclassman leading the way. Now it’s his turn to lead.“We’re all competing out here, all the running backs. Everybody is fighting for that starting job,” White said. “I’m just trying to work hard and have a positive attitude out here and try to lead by example.”He sure did that during Saturday’s scrimmage. White did most of his damage on a pair of long runs in addition to a goal line touchdown carry. White said those carries are exactly how he likes to run; taking what his offensive line gives him and “wait for the long runs to come.”Those long runs are a big part of what White brings to the table as a running back. They are a big reason why he leads the nation in rushing among all returning running backs.While Ball had his days of explosiveness, White’s pedigree stems from finding seams and accelerating into the defensive backfield. It’s what Hammock enjoys seeing from him, too.“For the type of back that you are, you’ve got to make people miss,” Hammock said,  reciting what he tells White. “At the end of the day, when you’re in the open field, you’ve got to want it. That changes drives, that changes games, that changes seasons.”Having White lead the backfield also changes things a bit for redshirt sophomore fullback Derek Watt.Watt earned the starting fullback position in 2012 and will more than likely own the position again this season. He’ll be blocking for an entirely different lead back, however, regardless of whether White is the man or not.“[White] is a little more shifty – he can get outside and he can squeeze through little openings,” Watt said. “He’s a little different than Montee, not quite as big; he’s a lot smaller. But he’s got his own little way of doing things.”That might come from his upbringing, or at least Hammock would like to think so. His coach presumes that, if it comes White’s way, assuming the lead running back spot would be a product of how his parents raised him.“The one thing about James White is that he is the most solid, hard-working individual that I’ve been around,” Hammock said. “He’s going to come to work every day and not say two words.”“I call him the true professional because he knows what it takes.”last_img read more


Amputee fashion show in Japan features Paralympic athletes

first_img Written By Paralympic athletes took to the catwalk in Tokyo on Tuesday for the “Amputee Venus Show.” The event marked the date when the Paralympic Games would have opened.The Olympics and Paralympics were postponed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the fashion show went ahead.It featured a dozen models who came down the catwalk wearing the latest fashion and prosthetic legs. Several Paralympic athletes were among the group, including Japan’s Kaede Maegawa who finished fourth in the long jump in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.“Thanks to the show it sank in that there is only one year left until the Paralympic Games,” Maegawa said. “When I was rehearsing, I felt like I was attending the opening ceremony and almost cried. The show was such a great opportunity for me.”The Paralympics are now scheduled to open on Aug. 24, 2021, and will feature about 4,400 athletes. The Olympics are scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, with 11,000 athletes.“In next year’s Paralympics, safety and security are important,” said Takao Ochi, who organized the show. “One of the purposes of holding the fashion show was to overcome the coronavirus.”Tokyo organizers have said both events will happen, but they have yet to provide details on how athletes will be safe, whether fans will be allowed, and who will pick up the bill for the delay. Estimates suggest the cost of delay will be between $2 billion and $6 billion, with Japanese taxpayers picking up most of the bill.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 06:11 IST Amputee Fashion Show In Japan Features Paralympic Athletes Paralympic athletes took to the catwalk in Tokyo on Tuesday for the “Amputee Venus Show.” The event marked the date when the Paralympic Games would have opened SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 26th August, 2020 06:11 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more