Elvira F. Timke, age 89 of Batesville, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Born December 10, 1928 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Mary (Nee: Risselman) and Alois Pulskamp. She married Clifford Timke July 8, 1950 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana and he preceded her in death August 9, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Louis Church and the Batesville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.Elvira enjoyed many interests. In addition to following the Reds as well as I.U. and Purdue basketball, she also crocheted and worked the daily crossword puzzle. She loved cards too. For years the kids remember her playing solitaire on a board which was just big enough to fit the seven rows of cards. Several years back she went digital when they bought her an iPad to play on. Elvira also played 500, Solo and Euchre. And while she made the best apple pie, the memory that stands out the most to her family is she was the anchor of the family. If you needed guidance or a second opinion, you went to her. She offered sound advice that was unbiased and non-judgmental.She is survived by her daughters Joan (Benny) Thompson of Shelbyville, Indiana, Jean (Bill) Linkel of Batesville, Carol Livers of Independence, Kentucky, Patricia (Patrick) Leffingwell of Brookville, Indiana, Joyce (Rick) Gauck of Greensburg, Indiana, Mary (John) Vogelsang of Batesville; sons James Timke of San Diego, California, Mark (Julie) Timke of Indianapolis, Indiana, David (Cathleen) Timke of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister Shirley Laker of Batesville; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by brothers Willard and Harold Pulskamp.Visitation is Wednesday, December 13th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are noon Thursday, December 14th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.
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The 27-year-old made three appearances for the Saints, scoring in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Stevenage in August, but has yet to feature in the Barclays Premier League. Lee, who has seen his progress hampered by injury, will return to the J-League when their season starts next month, subject to international clearance, while Southampton hope the striker will return for pre-season in the summer. Southampton’s Japanese international Tadanari Lee has joined former club FC Tokyo on loan until the end of June. Press Association
BRITAIN’S IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley stadium in April would raise his status to the level of a “legend”.“This is a fight that can change (me) from champion to legend overnight,” he told a news conference yesterday, to promote the April 29 bout.“It’s the fight that will get the masses out and draw massive attention and they’re the type of fights that can change the way that people view you in your industry,” added the 27-year-old.The 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champion has won all of his 18 professional fights well inside the distance and stopped American Eric Molina in Manchester last Saturday in the third round.Another knockout, he said, would be the “cherry on top”. The April fight between Joshua and the Ukrainian former champion, who will be 41 by then, has been officially sanctioned by the WBA for that vacant title while the Briton’s IBF belt will also be on the line.Klitschko lost the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts to Britain’s Tyson Fury in November 2015. Before that bout, he had not been beaten in 11 years and had a career record of 64 wins and three defeats.Fury vacated the WBA, WBO and IBO belts last October after having his licence suspended pending investigation of anti-doping and medical issues.He had already been stripped of the IBF belt for not fighting a mandatory challenger.Klitschko, who was ringside for the Molina fight in Manchester, has said he is “obsessed” with getting the belts back and had been training hard in the past year for fights that never happened.He recognised his last fight against Fury had not been good but said the break of nearly a year and a half could work in his favour.My motivation is as high as the sky,” said the Ukrainian. “I have to wake up. It was just a wake-up call before the big event. This is definitely a signature fight for Anthony and myself.“If Anthony wins this fight, I will congratulate him,” he said. “When I win this fight, I will help him to come back.”
New Delhi: Cricket Live Streaming, Australia vs England Semi-final Live Match at Hotstar & Star Sports TV Channel: Australia has won the toss and chosen to bat against England in Edgbaston in the second semi-final. Eoin Morgan’s side are unchanged while Peter Handscomb has replaced Usman Khawaja in the Australian side. Australia got off to a disastrous start with Aaron Finch and David Warner falling cheaply. Peter Handscomb also fell cheaply before Alex Carey and Steve Smith revived the innings with a brilliant partnership of over 100. Carey batted with pain and reached 46 while Steve Smith hit his 23rd fifty. However, Adil Rashid got to wickets as England swung the momentum back in their favour. Smith and Mitchell Starc shared a superb partnership as Australia crossed 200 but Smith was run-out for 85 and Australia has ended on 223 all out. England need 224 to seal their spot in the final for the first time since 1992.ICC World Cup 2019, Semi-final: Australia vs EnglandWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England start?The second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 between Australia vs England will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England be played?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the semi-final between Australia vs England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Australia vs England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Thursday July 11.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England?You can follow live updates and live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final between Australia vs England?The match between Australia vs England will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
No. 1 Baylor looks to knock off No. 3 Kansas Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 3 Kansas (23-3, 12-1) vs. No. 1 Baylor (24-1, 13-0)Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Saturday, 12 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Baylor goes for its seventh straight win over ranked opponents against No. 3 Kansas . Baylor’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 83-71 on March 23, 2019. Kansas blew out Iowa State by 20 at home on Monday. February 20, 2020 Associated Press TEAM LEADERS: Baylor’s Jared Butler has averaged 15.6 points while MaCio Teague has put up 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. For the Jayhawks, Devon Dotson has averaged 17.7 points, four assists and two steals while Udoka Azubuike has put up 12.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.DOMINANT DEVON: Dotson has connected on 31.1 percent of the 103 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 15 over his last three games. He’s also converted 81.4 percent of his foul shots this season.TWO STREAKS: Kansas has won its last seven road games, scoring 66.6 points and allowing 51.9 points during those contests. Baylor has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 71.5 points while giving up 56.2.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bears have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Jayhawks. Baylor has an assist on 39 of 72 field goals (54.2 percent) over its past three outings while Kansas has assists on 41 of 87 field goals (47.1 percent) during its past three games.GETTING DEFENSIVE: Kansas has held opposing teams to 60.7 points per game this season, the eighth-lowest figure among all Division I teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Nearly 150 people attended the Global Action panel, moderated by Steven Lamy, director of the Dornsife Task Force for Global and Political Studies. Four panelists who took the stage, including Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the United Kingdom; Ambassador of Mexico to Austria Luis Alfonso de Alba; Terry Tamminem, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; and Mario Molina, recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. When Lamy opened up the floor to questions, Kelley Xuereb, a sophomore majoring in international relations, global business and environmental studies, asked the panelists about the ways climate change disproportionately affects the Southern Hemisphere. According to a 2017 study from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, climate change will cause the number of people migrating to the European Union to triple by the year 2100. The panelists touched on a plethora of topics, including the rise of the global middle class, air quality and how to cut 50% of global carbon emissions in half by 2030. Brown emphasized the need for governments around the world to inform the public about the climate crisis. The panelists spoke positively about the future of global climate, even as they and audience members raised questions about the challenges of preserving safety and health in the coming years. Town and Gown Hall traveled into the future for several hours on Thursday as Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti talked about the city’s plans to completely eliminate emissions within several decades, while guests ate a plant-based lunch and sipped from compostable cups. The air of optimism at the all-day conference, “Climate Forward: The Politics of Climate Change” at USC, was palpable. “We’ve focused too much on mitigation and not enough on adaptation,” De Alba said. “What more do we actually need to make that safety net for the planet that can sustain 10 billion people and a biodiverse world by 2050?” Tamminem said. “It’s all very possible. Ambitious, but possible.” “How can we navigate this disparity, the ways that burdens are shared and the increase in migrants by using the international system?” she asked the panelists. Xuereb said she is currently taking a class on the politics of the global environment, which has exposed her to the political side of the climate crisis. The panel focused on the threat posed by global temperature rises. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that with current greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures will rise between 2.5 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century. “I have always loved politics and the environment and finding ways to find the intersection between the two is something that I’m really interested in,” Xuereb said. Politics and policy · Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (standing) spoke to the audience about the challenges of the 2016 Paris Agreement and the way governments can cooperate to combat climate change. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) Like Xuereb, many other students attended to see how their interests could play into the global solutions for climate change. In response to Xuereb, de Alba said the majority of countries do not want to be considered victims in a such as massive, inevitable problem. Ankur Rastogi, a senior majoring in computer science, was one of those students. He explained he was drawn to the event because he believes that engineering can be better incorporated into the effort to battle climate change. “There’s an environmental engineering major in [the Viterbi School of Engineering], but for a lot of other groups, it’s a distant and kind of hazy thing to think about,” Rastogi said. “So I was really excited to learn that the conference was happening because it seemed like an opportunity to … dive into how people are tackling the problem in a really tangible way.”
Making noise · Freshman running back Ronald Jones II is on pace to break former USC player and Heisman Trophy winner Charles White’s freshman rushing record of 858 yards set in 1976. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThis year, USC is the school of hard knocks. A combination of injuries and sheer talent has resulted in some freshman players learning by being thrown into the fire and responding with memorable in-game performances.The emergence of Ronald Jones II as one of the most exciting running backs in the country — as a freshman — accentuates Helton’s dedication to developing USC’s tremendous young talent. And sure, there have been some bumps in the road because of it, but the future looks bright at USC with players like “RoJo” at the wheel.Last weekend, Jones broke LendDale White’s single-game USC freshman rushing record with 177 yards and a touchdown — one home game after another freshman, Cameron Smith, had three interceptions and a touchdown in the Trojans’ win against then-No. 3 Utah.“Everybody has got a different timetable. For some freshmen, that light comes on immediately,” Helton said after practice Monday. “I go back and I think about Roberts Woods and the Marqise Lees and the Nelson Agholors — those guys whose light just came on. And right now Ronald’s light is coming on.”Jones admits that he never imagined he’d be able to knock on the door of the 1,000 rushing mark this season, but added that personal statistics have never been his priority, and that he is more dedicated to helping USC win a championship.“I honestly thought it would obviously take a little longer,” Jones said.Jones said that he has heavily relied on the advice he has received throughout the season from veterans like redshirt senior Tre Madden, who has helped break down opposing defenses with him on the field and in film sessions.“I’m happy to be in the position and role I’m in to help the team,” Jones said. “Our coaches do a great job of preparing us for any situation, so just with the reps and the experience, I felt myself getting better.”Jones leads the team with 710 rushing yards and six touchdowns this season on 89 carries. He’s just 148 yards shy of Charles White’s freshman rushing record, with three games left in the regular season. Helton loves Jones’ commitment to improving his weaknesses which has resulted in his remarkable success.“Where I am most proud of him, we all knew that he was a great runner, but I really like what he is trying to do with the things that might have been a weakness of his when he first came in — like catching the ball,” Helton said. “He is really focusing on things he wants to get better on … You saw that with that great touchdown catch.”Since he arrived at USC in the spring, Jones has been working with quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Browne on catching balls from quick passes, which give him more space to utilize his speed. After recording his first receiving touchdown against Arizona, Jones said he feels that his hard work has paid off, and added that his teammates can finally stop questioning his catching ability.“Now these guys can stop making fun of me. I finally got a receiving touchdown, so it feels good,” Jones said.Jones said while growing up in Texas, he always loved watching USC and Reggie Bush. Bush’s dual threat of being able to catch the football on top of his running capability inspired him to work on his receiving ability since he got to campus. Consequently, he said there hasn’t been too much that’s changed for him from his life back home except the food: He loves USC, his teammates and playing football everyday.“The coaches told me that I have to focus on things like time management, but you know other than the food, the transition [from high school to college] has been pretty smooth,” Jones said. “Five Guys is pretty good. Buffalo Spot is one of my favorite places. I miss Hutchins and Whataburger, though.”Other than Bush, Jones says that the player he emulates most is Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles because of his similar “quick lateral cuts, speed, dreadlocks, No. 25.”Running back coach Johnny Nansen said that the thing that makes Jones’ running style so unique is his uncanny ability to keep his legs moving, especially after making contact with defenders.“He’s just Ronald,” Nansen said. “He’s a great kid who works hard every single day on something new.”He added that once Jones has shaken free from a tackle, he’s immediately looking for more yards and to score.“It’s just a natural thing that he has got,” Nansen said. “You have to watch him play to see that he never stops his feet on contact; it is hard to bring him down. It is going to take a couple of guys because he is such an aggressive runner.”Helton, who has served as the team’s offensive coordinator all season, has had the difficult task of dividing the running plays between USC’s five dynamic backs. He says that Jones has a unique combination of size and strength that give him a “phenomenal breakaway speed.” Helton noted that though Jones is 185 pounds, he runs like a big man, which is comparable to the running style of NFL great Roger Craig.“We call it a horse kick because he will get to that level where all of sudden his legs will explode. It is kind of Roger Craig-ish,” Helton said. “[Jones] won’t know who that is, but it reminds you of that type of leg drive on contact. You know, you see other running backs whose feet die on contact. He explodes on contact, and he does a really nice job with it.”Because Jones gets down the football field so quickly, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Steven Mitchell said that he loses track of where Jones has gone — which makes it really hard for him to keep block for him, as was seen on Jones’s long run against Arizona.“He was actually juking me,” said Mitchell. “I was running down and trying to keep blocking and I really didn’t know where he was. That kid is amazing. I try and make as many blocks as I can.”Based on what Jones has been able to do on the field so far this season, it appears that he has a bright career ahead of him as a member of the Trojans.
Published on January 15, 2017 at 11:35 am Facebook Twitter Google+ When Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams watched tape of Syracuse, he had to conjure up a brand new defense solely to stop Tyler Lydon.Williams’ Hokies assign specific colors to their ball-screen coverages. All of them, prior to this past week, were one syllable. But to draw attention to the level in which Lydon and point guard John Gillon were playing at, Williams created a new ball-screen coverage and assigned it a two-syllable color.He said it was the first time he’s ever done that in his career.“A lot of what we were trying to do in our prep relative to ball-screen coverage was based on (Lydon),” Williams said. “… Here’s the mid-ball screen with (Lydon) and it’s (Gillon) that’s using it. How are you going to play that?”Virginia Tech held Lydon in check on Tuesday night, but Lydon also wasn’t at 100 percent. He rolled his left ankle with a little over four minutes remaining in the first half and couldn’t move at full speed the rest of the game. His two points tied a season-low. Whether that was more a result of the injury or VT’s defense is unknown. It was probably somewhere in between. But Tuesday night’s venture in Blacksburg, Virginia, shed light on an incredibly important truth surrounding this Orange (11-7, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) team: Tyler Lydon is indispensable.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the conclusion of nonconference play, I agreed with fellow beat writer Connor Grossman that Andrew White had been SU’s most valuable player in the first half of the season. Lydon struggled to find consistency early on while White scored in double figures in all but one nonconference game.But after hearing the way Williams tailored his defense specifically to Lydon and observing how much the Orange relies on Lydon in several facets of the game, it’s clear that he’s as important as, if not more than, White.“Everybody on our team is important,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We can’t win without any of those guys. … There’s no one guy.”“I think he’s very valuable,” Boston College head coach Jim Christian said of Lydon. “He does a lot of things I think people don’t appreciate unless you play against him.”Lydon’s 13 points per game don’t pop out. But what else he brings to Syracuse does. It can’t be replicated by anyone else on the team. That’s partially what kept the sophomore on the floor despite being hobbled.The 6-foot-10 forward is shooting 42.2 percent from 3, good for second best on the Orange and 16th in the ACC. He can score from anywhere on the offensive end: from 3, on a mid-range jumper, on an inside post-up or on a putback. He’s also SU’s leading rebounder with 7.6 per game. And he’s seemingly Syracuse’s only competent defender at the center position.“Certainly he’s our best player,” Boeheim said.When the Orange’s second-half lead against Miami on Jan. 4 shrunk to just one point, Lydon responded with a layup and a blocked shot on back-to-back possessions. It sparked an 18-5 run that can be pointed to as the turning point of the Orange’s season thus far. Lydon had nine of the 18 points, two rebounds and an assist in the five-minute, 26-second span.On Tuesday, Virginia Tech stayed matched up on Lydon even when he set a ball screen. The Hokies defender guarding the ball fought through the pick and the defender on Lydon never abandoned his mark. It opened up driving lanes for guards like Gillon, but they didn’t penetrate as well as Boeheim wanted. Williams essentially planted his foot down and said he wouldn’t let Lydon beat his team.Against Miami, Pittsburgh and Boston College, Lydon drew switches when he set the ball screen, allowing him to get a favorable matchup. From there, he often posted up against a smaller defender.The mismatch was the look that Boeheim said SU has been looking for. But even if it doesn’t come, Lydon attracting the defense’s attention opens up space for others.“He’s very valuable just because he scores, defends and rebounds,” White said. “Three top components of the game and he can do all those effectively.”Whether looking at Lydon as simply as White does or based on what he does that won’t appear in the box score, the same conclusion will be reached. Syracuse needs him.Paul Schwedelson is a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com or @pschweds. Comments
It was a tale of individual sets Sunday when the Wisconsin volleyball team lost a hard fought match to Northwestern 3-2 at the Field House.The Badgers played some of their most disappointing volleyball of the season, but also showed flashes of impressive play throughout the afternoon. And that inconsistency proved too much for Wisconsin to overcome.The first set spelled disaster for the Badgers when Northwestern jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and didn’t look back. The Wildcats went on separate runs of 5-0, 4-0 and 7-0 to dominate the match, winning by a score of 25-11.The Badgers had an atrocious -.062 hitting percentage in the set and eight unforced hitting errors.“Absolutely not,” Waite said when asked for an explanation for the poor start. “I don’t have an answer. That’s how strange it is.”The Badgers appeared to rebound in the second set after winning the hard fought set by a score of 26-24. Wisconsin overcame separate seven-point deficits twice in the set. Senior middle blocker Alexis Mitchell had five kills in the set and two-straight blocks late in the set to propel Wisconsin forward.“Winning any set is important,” senior outside hitter Bailey Reshel said. “But this really gave us some momentum so it was huge.”The Badgers carried that momentum into the third set, dominating Northwestern and winning by a score of 25-9. UW used a 7-0 run in the middle of the set to pull away from the Wildcats. Wisconsin hit an impressive .344 in the set and tallied four team blocks as Mitchell paced the Badgers with six kills in the set.But any momentum gained in the third set dissolved quickly in the fourth set, as Northwestern hit .484 in the set compared to just .211 for Wisconsin. The Badgers had no blocks in the set and were outdug 15-9.Waite said the set was a mixture of strong play from Northwestern and weak play on the part of his own team.“A lot of it was on our side of the net,” Waite said. “Teams can still attack you and they can still score and get their numbers, but you’ve got to bring it right back with consistent play.”The fifth set went back and forth with neither team gaining an edge of more than two points. Ultimately, the Wildcats pulled away for the tight 16-14 win in the set as well as the match.Northwestern’s Stephanie Holthus led all players with 21 kills in the match, and Mitchell was the only Badger in double-digit kills with 19. Mitchell also led Wisconsin by assisting on seven of the Badgers’ 11 blocks while junior Annemarie Hickey led all players with 24 digs.UW opens weekend with 4-set win over Illionis Amidst Bucky doing a headstand on the court, fans decked out in Halloween costumes and the Field House exploding with excitement, the Wisconsin volleyball team still grabbed the spotlight as it beat Illinois 3-1 Friday.“Goal achieved.” Those were the words Mitchell chose after the confidence-building win Friday night. Mitchell was a force at the net, as she collected 14 kills and nine blocks. The Badgers improved their conference record to 4-7 and tied Illinois in the conference standings.As a team, Wisconsin outdug Illinois 82 digs to 67 and several players hit career-highs in blocks, hits and digs.“Often our left side attackers have big nights and tonight, if you look at the stats, it was the opposite,” head coach Pete Waite said. “We got it done on the right side.”One such performance came from junior Julie Mikaelsen. Throughout the match, Badger fans stood and clapped with anticipation for the final points of each set.They then erupted with cheer when Mikaelsen, the right setter, not once, but twice ended two sets in favor of the Badgers with two well-placed kills. She tallied up a career-high eight blocks and tied her career high of 19 kills.“It’s a lot of fun getting the final kill,” Mikaelsen said with a smile.On the Illinois side, redshirt freshman Jocelynn Birks totaled 13 kills and Liz McMahon tallied up 16 more. But their play was not sufficient for Hickey, the scrappy Wisconsin libero, who reached a career-high with 30 digs.“Our blockers did a great job closing the block tonight,” Hickey said. “I mean, our numbers put it up tonight, and it made my job really easy.”The Badgers left the Field House pleased with the victory, which was not only the first time in the last 10 meetings UW beat Illinois, but also handed them some much-needed momentum down the final stretch of the season.