Courtesy Elgin Ingle(NEW YORK) — A grief-stricken community in northern Indiana held a vigil Friday night for the three young siblings who were struck and killed while crossing the street to their school bus earlier this week.Xzavier and Mason Ingle, 6-year-old twin boys, and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl were killed Tuesday morning on a rural road near Rochester. The children’s classmate and neighbor, 11-year-old Maverik Lowe, was also hit and suffered multiple broken bones, according to Sgt. Tony Slocum, the public information officer for the Indiana State Police.Michael Stahl, Alivia’s dad, was visibly distraught as he spoke about his daughter during the candlelight vigil at Mentone Youth League.“I don’t get to watch my baby grow up,” he told dozens who attended. “I don’t get to watch her have her Sweet 16, I don’t get to watch her have prom, I don’t get to take her and walk her down the aisle to get married. That’s all gone. It’s gone. I don’t get that, she doesn’t get to live that.”The woman allegedly at the wheel of the pickup truck that hit the children, identified as 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with three counts of reckless homicide, as well as one misdemeanor count of disregarding a stop sign and causing injury, officials said.She was not injured in the crash, which damaged the front-end of her 2017 Toyota Tacoma.“I asked God that day, ‘Why?’ And to see the impact our kids have made with everybody out there, that’s what the purpose was that maybe God had intended,” Michael Stahl said at the vigil. “It means their lives weren’t taken in vain.”Shepherd was taken to the Fulton County Jail but was released that night on a $15,000 surety bond, Adam Roop, an evening supervising officer at the jail, told ABC News.Shepherd told an Indiana State Police detective that she saw flashing emergency lights on the two-lane highway but didn’t realize it was a school bus picking up children until it was too late, according to an audio recording obtained by ABC News of what the detective said at Shepherd’s probable cause hearing Wednesday.The detective said Shepherd also told her she typically did not drive on the route where the crash occurred and that she had three children in the backseat of her pickup truck at the time.Michael Stahl said he another daughter, who is 11 years old, stayed home from school that day for a doctor’s appointment. He described the heart-wrenching moment he had to tell her that Alivia, Xzavier and Mason were never coming home.“She asked me, ‘Why am I still here? Why did they only take them and not me?’” he said. “What do you tell an 11-year-old child?”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Sky Blue’s forward Carli Lloyd (R) fights for the ball with Washington Spirit’s midfielder Jordan DiBiasi (L) during the National Women’s Soccer league match between Sky Blue and Washington Spirit on July 24, 2019New York, United States | AFP | The US women’s football team is the best on the planet, but the sport’s domestic league is virtually unknown.Players, organisers and fans hope that is about to change as the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is looking to capitalise on the national team’s triumph at the World Cup in July — and it could already be seeing a bounce.“We’re seeing a huge wave from the World Cup. In the NWSL attendances have been up, so it’s great to see,” two-time world and Olympic champion Carli Lloyd told a group of reporters.Lloyd, 37, spoke after playing a match for New Jersey club side Sky Blue FC.More than a half hour after the game, Sky Blue FC players were still busy signing programmes, posters and calendars for the hundreds of young fans who lined up to meet their heroes.“There’s a lot of people that still have no idea that there is a NWSL women’s league,” Lloyd said, and explained what the players could do to help change that.“Changing people’s lives. Going down the line, signing autographs, taking selfies. A kid sees that. ‘Wow, I just got a selfie with Carli. I want to come back.’ That’s really what it’s all about,” she added.A capacity crowd of 5,000 packed into Yurcak Field stadium last week for Lloyd’s first Sky Blue FC game since she returned from the World Cup in France.The hosts lost 1-0 to the Washington Spirit.The same night in Seattle, the Portland Thorns thrashed the Houston Dash 5-0 in front of a crowd of more than 22,000, just short of the largest-ever attendance for an NWSL match.“Sometimes in the NWSL you don’t play in front of big crowds, so I feel like it’s awesome to have two games back-to-back where it’s been a sell-out crowd, said national team member Rose Lavelle, who plays for the Washington Spirit.“Hopefully, it will just keep continuing,” she said.Many of the spectators AFP spoke to were watching Sky Blue play for the first time, highlighting the growing interest in the women’s game following the national team’s successful defence of their World Cup crown.– Sponsorship –In addition to their 2019 and 2015 titles, the US team also triumphed in 1999 and at the sport’s 1991 inaugural championship. “I think women sports in general are catching on and being more popular,” said PJ Petrow, who has been coaching girls’ football for 25 years.“I don’t think this win was any bigger than any others. It’s just because of social media and a lot of stuff going on it’s attracted a lot more people to the sport,” she added.Interest in US women’s football has tended to soar after each of the country’s four World Cup titles before dipping again later, but the NWSL is determined to make this year’s bump last.The league suffered a blow earlier this year when the A&E network, a long-time broadcaster and an NWSL shareholder, suddenly withdrew its support.Then, in the midst of the World Cup fever, major sports broadcaster ESPN announced that it would showcase 14 matches this season, which began in April and runs through the middle of October.One of them, the Chicago Red Stars versus the North Carolina Courage, attracted an average of 149,000 viewers — the biggest audience in three years.And beer manufacturer Budweiser signed a multi-year deal to sponsor the league.“There’s definitely a lot of excitement in the league and the sponsors want to be a part of that,” Theresa Ferguson, brand management director for the NWSL, told AFP.Six years after it was formed, the NWSL is already the most successful professional women’s league in the United States. Two other leagues ran from 2001-2003 and 2009-2013 before disbanding.The NWSL’s future is fragile, though. In 2017, two out of the league’s 10 teams disappeared due to a lack of funds.The league also fails to offer the kind of money available in other countries. The maximum salary is just $46,200 (41,700 euros) per year. In contrast, Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg makes 400,000 euros ($442,900) playing for Olympique Lyonnais.“What’s unique right now is that it feels like more than the league,” Sky Blue’s general manager Alyse LaHue said.“We’re seeing a lot of teams and owners coming together collectively and saying, ‘We’re in a really important moment right now. What are we going to do as a league and as individual teams to capitalise on this?’”Share on: WhatsApp
NORMAL, Ill. – Saturday’s Drake University softball game at Illinois State has been canceled due to heavy rain and field conditions. The game will not be made up.Drake returns to Des Moines, Iowa, next Saturday, May 7 to host Bradley for a doubleheader starting at noon.Print Friendly Version
QPR have named an unchanged side for the west London derby with Brentford, who play without a recognised striker.Rangers’ Clint Hill has shaken off a hamstring injury to retain his place at the heart of the defence, with Grant Hall out with a foot injury.The only alterations are on the bench, where Paul Konchesky and Michael Petrasso are replaced by Cole Kpekawa and Massimo Luongo.Brentford have made just one change following last weekend’s home defeat to Charlton, with Alan McCormack making his first league start since November after recovering from a calf injury.Perhaps surprisingly, he replaces Marco Djuricin, the striker who scored the winner when the sides met at Griffin Park earlier this season.It means the Bees play with Alan Judge in a false nine role.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Angella, Hill, Perch; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Ingram, Kpekawa, Tozser, Luongo, El Khayati, Mackie, Washington.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, Barbet, Bidwell; McCormack, McEachran; Woods, Swift, Canos; Judge.Subs: Bonham, Clarke, O’Connell, Kerschbaumer, Saunders, Djuricin, Vibe.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
14 November 2007There is one resource that can be found in even the smallest villages of South Africa, no matter how poor – and that resource is remarkable individuals. One such person is Vhonani Mufamadi, chief executive officer of identity management company Ideco Group.Mufamadi’s company, which is at the cutting edge of using fingerprint technology for controlling access to buildings and information, has just listed on South Africa’s stock exchange, the JSE.And Mufamadi has decided to mark the occasion by putting R750 000 into the Dreamfields Project, to be invested in his home village of Tshisahulu in rural Venda.The Dreamfields Project, brainchild of journalist John Perlman, aims to use the excitement generated by the 2010 Fifa World Cup to bring soccer fields and equipment – as well as business skills and new social partnerships – to disadvantaged communities across South Africa.Some of Mufamadi’s money will go towards providing 10 schools in the Tshisahulu area with equipment and kit, in the form of “Dream Bags” each containing 11 footballs and 15 full sets of kit. But the bulk will be spent on giving the children of his village the kind of playing field that he never had as a soccer-mad kid.“I had a gardening job at the local hospital on the weekends, and with the money I saved from that I bought a plastic soccer ball,” Mufamadi says.“I was a player but by no means was I the most outstanding. Being the owner of a ball had certain advantages: you could own the team and, of course, you could pick yourself to play.“We’re talking to the community and we’re getting involved in community structures at the moment,” says Mufamadi. “We’re hoping to have our launch to roughly coincide with the opening of the schools in February or early March next year.“We’ll purchase some Dream Bags and we’ll hand them over to the school and village teams in the area. Hopefully we can get playing on a field three or four months after the launch.“The playing fields there today remain as appalling as they were when I used to own a team,” Mufamadi says. “That’s why I want to improve the condition of youngsters in that part of the world. I don’t want things to never change. Dreamfields is a simple and very effective way of doing just that.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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For all the wonder and convenience of the post-PC era, there’s one big disadvantage worth griping about: As we move toward tablets and smartphones, our devices are getting harder to open up and fix ourselves.It’s not just Apple products, either. Sure, Cupertino’s wares have become so notoriously hard-to-fix for so long, that a bogus news story about Apple developing a new asymmetric screw spread from like wildfire last year before people figured out it was fake. As it turns out, though, most tablets and smartphones are relatively hard to fix ourselves. The iPad is pretty bad, for example, but the new Microsoft Surface Pro is even worse. In a recent teardown by iFixIt, the Surface Pro scored a measly 1 point out of 10 on the site’s fixability scale. That’s a point lower than the fourth generation iPad and iPad Mini (which were tied at a still-pathetic 2 points).The Surface Pro has more than 90 tiny screws inside it. Yes, 90 screws. On top of that, many components are glued together using adhesive that makes it difficult for do-it-yourself tinkerers to take the device apart and swap out parts. Thankfully, Microsoft does let you (very carefully) remove the battery, which is thankfully not soldered into place. But try removing the LCD screen or solid state drive and you’re likely to ruin your brand new tablet/ultrabook hybrid. The Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 and iPhone 5 are all considerably easier to open up and tinker with. But at 7 points apiece, these devices still aren’t as consumer friendly as PCs used to be. It would appear that we’re trading our freedom to update, expand and repair our devices for convenience, sleek design and unwieldy gobs of adhesive.(Of course, It’s not just tablets and smartphones. Apple’s newest laptop got some very low marks from iFixIt, which called the retina MacBook Pro “the least repairable laptop yet.”)A Crappy Deal For ConsumersThese new devices might be slick and trendy, but this trade-off sucks for consumers. Since repairs and hardware upgrades (insofar as they’re even possible) are harder to complete at home, fixing a shattered screen, replacing a component or troubleshooting hardware problems requires consumers to pay some high-priced technician or replace the device all together. There’s an obvious strategic incentive here. Companies like Apple depend on consumers upgrading their devices every year or two in order to keep their sales flowing. Why risk fixing my iPhone myself when I can trade up to a shinier, faster new iPhone 5?For Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, and other hardware manufacturers, The Age Of Unrepairable Machines is a good thing. For everybody else, it’s kind of a bummer. Lead image from iFixIt. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology john paul titlow Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#hack#iPad#iPad mini#iPhone 5#microsoft surface#Nexus#Surface Pro Related Posts
Although Major League Baseball’s audience is old enough to give golf a run for its erectile-dysfunction ad dollars, its player pool is skewing younger each year. Research suggests that players are peaking — and declining — more quickly, placing them in their primes ever earlier. It’s no coincidence that young stars such as Bryce Harper and Carlos Correa seem emboldened this spring, openly advocating a more demonstrative style of play. This is their game; modern MLB is no sport for old men.As the game has gotten younger, it has also picked up the pace — and not just between pitches. The average (four-seam) fastball has sped up by about two miles per hour over the last decade, incinerating countless chyrons along the way. In the eight full seasons for which we have complete PITCHf/x data, the proportion of MLB fastballs topping 93 mph has increased by almost 50 percent, with the percentage breaking 95 mph nearly doubling and the share above 97 mph nearly quadrupling.In a recent edition of his newsletter, Sports Illustrated contributor and Baseball Prospectus co-founder Joe Sheehan drew a connection between these two trends, speculating that faster pitches are forcing older hitters into early retirement.“Which players are best equipped to see and hit velocity?” Sheehan asked. “The youngest ones with the sharpest eyes and quickest reflexes. It’s not the hitter pool that is changing, whether through substance usage or otherwise. It’s that the skills of pitchers have changed in a way that hurts older players more than younger ones.”Sheehan’s proposal sounds plausible. Reaction time is known to decrease from a peak at approximately age 24. Faster pitches leave hitters less time to react. It seems intuitive, then, that older hitters would have a tougher time adjusting to baseball’s current hard-throwing conditions.Sheehan did, however, acknowledge that this is only a theory. “To prove it, what we need is a look at whether young players do better at hitting high-velocity pitches than older ones do,” he wrote. “On servers somewhere there’s enough information to see what players of every age do against pitches of every velocity. That’s where the answer lies.”That’s where we come in. We’ve accessed that server, but it looks as if the data — unlike the latest radar-gun readings — is saying “not so fast.”The chart below displays the average offensive performance — as measured by run expectancy added per pitch — against four-seam fastballs1Pitch classifications and data come from Pitch Info. above and below 93 mph, broken down by batter age:The green “against high velocity” line is consistently lower than its orange counterpart, which tells us that faster pitches are generally harder to hit, regardless of the batter’s age. (No surprise there.) But the gap between the two lines stays constant as a batter gets older, suggesting that age doesn’t necessarily make it harder to catch up to fast pitches. If old hitters are at a greater disadvantage against gas, it’s not showing up here.Of course, there are other ways to test Sheehan’s hypothesis. We can also create an aging curve using the delta method, which measures the typical change in a player’s performance over time by grouping players of each age and isolating their performances in consecutive seasons. If rising pitch speeds are responsible for hitters’ declining earlier, we would expect to see the performance gap against faster and slower heaters grow as players get further from their physical peaks. (In this case, a negative number on the y-axis indicates that players got worse at hitting harder fastballs, relative to softer fastballs.)Instead of a widening gap, we again see essentially no change as a player passes out of his prime. Although we know that, on the whole, hitters get worse as they age, their declines don’t seem to be steeper against eliteheat.2The aging curves against fastballs above 95 and 97 mph, respectively, do show slight drop-offs, but they don’t come until a hitter’s late 30s, long after most bats begin to fade. The same is true of the 95-mph trend line even with sinkers and cutters included.We can even try to corroborate the theory in indirect ways. If aging batters were “cheating” against good fastballs, for instance, starting their swings early to mask delayed reactions, we would expect them to be more vulnerable to pitchers who are adept at changing speeds — yet hitters don’t decline any more quickly against pitchers with especially large speed separations between their fastballs and nonfastballs. Similarly, if veterans couldn’t catch up to good fastballs, we would expect pitchers to exploit that weakness by throwing more of them to older hitters than younger ones — but batters barely experience an uptick in the percentage of 93+ mph pitches they see over time.More anecdotally, many of baseball’s best fastball hitters aren’t exactly spring chickens. Last year’s 10 best hitters against fastballs topping 95 mph3Among players who saw at least 1,000 fastballs of any speed. had an average age of 31.2 and included Mark Teixeira (age 35), Jose Bautista (34) and Carlos Beltran (38); only 24-year-old Nolan Arenado checked in at or under the aforementioned peak age for response time.So why wouldn’t older hitters be burned most severely as pitchers turn up the temperature? Although slowing response speed probably contributes to age-related hitting declines, it likely affects performance against all pitches. (It’s not as if any major league offerings were easy to hit.) In addition, the same study that pegged peak response time at 24 noted that older competitors can compensate for a loss in response speed with strategies born of experience. For instance, older hitters could be better at anticipating fastballs, which would help them offset slowing bat speed. And while decrepitude eventually comes for all players, the ability to catch up to good fastballs may not be the first (or the worst) thing to go. Declines in durability, stamina and muscle mass may combine to claim careers before hard-throwing pitchers start to take a higher toll.Admittedly, we may also be missing something. It’s almost impossible to eliminate selection bias from aging studies in sports, because players who decline quickly disappear from the sample. In this case, though, we believe that bias would be slight, in part because we’re focusing not on overall performance against fastballs — which does a lot to determine whether a hitter’s career continues — but on the difference in performance against fastballs of certain speeds.It’s indisputable that hitters are aging less gracefully than they did two decades ago, so if we can’t blame better fastballs, we need another culprit. It could be that baseball’s anti-PED policies have (mostly) removed an unnatural advantage that was propping up older players, although that presumes the unprovable — that veterans were disproportionately using (and benefiting from) steroids and/or amphetamines before the bans. It could be that teams have gotten smarter about evaluating defense, which tends to decline quickly, or that year-round amateur play and improvements in professional player development have better prepared young players to displace their predecessors. (Or even that skyrocketing salaries have made it more common for players — cough, Adam LaRoche — to walk away before they’re forced out.)Or maybe our perspective is skewed by one anomalous era. Although the current percentage of wins above replacement4As calculated by Baseball-Reference. produced by hitters over 30 looks extremely low compared with its 1998 peak, it’s roughly in line with the same proportion from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, when the typical fastball was far slower:So, sorry, Joe: for better or worse, access to servers can’t confirm this appealing hypothesis. Some sports mysteries still resist the neat narrative, no matter how many stats we have on our side.
Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison (left) and Willie Cauley-Stein (15) celebrate at the end in a 68-66 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite 8 on March 28 in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSEveryone loves a Cinderella story, but underdogs running through March Madness to win the NCAA basketball title are bad for the game.That’s why I’m glad Michigan State — a seven seed — was the lowest ranked team in this year’s Elite Eight. That’s why I’m glad Georgia State and UAB were knocked out after moments of glory, and, most of all, that’s why I’m glad 38-0 Kentucky is writing its very own version of a Cinderella story.Was it hard for Shabazz Napier to lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a title last season? Sure, and it was fun to watch.But that has nothing on what it takes to run the table with 40 straight wins.Kentucky starts identical twins at guard and two freshmen at forward and has a Naismith Award candidate at center who doesn’t even average 10 points per game. Coach John Calipari, regardless of questionable activities at past stops in his career, has built perhaps the best team in college basketball history.Now with the Final Four just around the corner, two more Wildcat wins would be best for the sport.After tossing Hampton out of the tournament with ease, dispatching Cincinnati and embarrassing West Virginia, Kentucky got its first true test of the tournament. Once again, the Wildcats came out on top, this time against Notre Dame in the quarterfinals.A date with Wisconsin is the only thing in the way of a return trip to the title game for the Wildcats, but the story this year is much more of a Cinderella than what it was for the then-eighth-seeded men in blue.I couldn’t care less what their ratings were in high school or how many scholarship offers they had — to take a roster of 15 players and win 40 games in a row would be the most impressive feat in basketball history since UCLA’s 88-game run.And to an extent, one clean slate with such a young roster under the watchful eye of the nation’s media could be even more impressive.It’s hard to win a basketball game. It’s even harder to win two. And to keep doing that even after undefeated predictions were coming down before the season started is truly incredible, regardless of who the players are.Kentucky is the best team this year. That’s not a question, but regardless of how good you are, 40-win seasons don’t come around very often. And by not very often, I mean it has never happened before.No matter your opinion of Calipari and his recruiting tactics, the Wildcats deserve the title, and will probably get it.If that projection comes true, it’ll be the best-case scenario for college basketball.And if you’re still stuck on hoping for a Cinderella story, just remember that there have been the same number of 40-win teams as 16-seeds that won a tournament game.
Ohio State now faces its second class-action lawsuit in a matter of days regarding the sexual abuse of a former Ohio State doctor after a former Ohio State athlete who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Dr. Richard Strauss filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the university. He is being represented by Sauder Schelkopf LLC and Karon LLC.Richard Strauss, a former wrestling team physician and an assistant professor of medicine, is being investigated by Ohio State on allegations of sexual misconduct. Credit: Lantern file photoThe complaint comes from a former wrestler at Ohio State from 1982 to 1984 who said he was sexually abused by Strauss while seeking medical treatment before dropping out of the university. He is listed only as John Doe in the case filing.Joseph Sauder, one of the lawyers from Sauder Schelkopf LLC representing the client in the suit, told The Lantern this is separate from the one filed by four former wrestlers on Monday. He said at this time his group has not contacted the other group.Ohio State also faces a third class-action lawsuit over allegations a former diving coach for the Ohio State Diving Club sexually abused a 16-year-old athlete.Though the lawsuit is listed as a class-action, Sauder Schelkopf is currently representing just one client in the case.“We are filing on behalf of one individual at this time, but have been in contact with others who we will likely add at a later time,” Sauder told The Lantern. He did not confirm how many additional people might be involved.The lawsuit said the nationwide class encompasses “all individuals who were examined by Richard H. Strauss, M.D. at The Ohio State University.”University spokesman Ben Johnson said Ohio State is aware of the allegations made that Ohio State ignored claims of sexual abuse in a statement made to The Lantern Tuesday.“We are also aware of the lawsuits filed today by former wrestlers and we are reviewing them as we do all litigation,” Johnson said. “The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has appointed Michael Carpenter of Carpenter Lipps & Leland to represent the university in this lawsuit.”The claims for relief listed in the lawsuit are a violation of Title IX, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment, negligence, gross negligence and/or wanton and reckless misconduct, negligent supervision, negligent hiring/retention and negligent failure to warn, train or educate.The alleged abuses suffered by the victim listed in the lawsuit were but were not limited to: “sexual harassment and inappropriate touching during examinations, including regularly touching Plaintiff’s genitals and breast area, often at the same time, regularly measuring Plaintiff’s scrotum, and taking photographs of Plaintiff.”The lawsuit claims he received care from Strauss on at least 20 occasions. It said the plaintiff was young and believed Strauss’ treatment to be “medically necessary.”According to the lawsuit, the victim is seeking appropriate relief on behalf of other individuals who experienced similar mistreatment by Strauss and Ohio State.As with the class-action suit from the four former wrestlers, this lawsuit said the plaintiff believed Ohio State coaches were aware of Strauss’ conduct yet chose to ignore it. It said the university received reports from students as early as the late 1970s, but that, despite repeated accusations from students, Ohio State kept the reports secret “to avoid negative publicity.”“This is not what you expect to happen when our children go off to college. Our client is courageously adding his voice on behalf of the many individuals who have been victimized while students at OSU. We look forward seeking compensation for our client and all individuals who were sexually assaulted by Dr. Strauss. We also will be seeking to implement changes at OSU so this never happens again,” Sauder said.Sauder Schelkopf LLC also represents current and former students from the University of Southern California who were sexually assaulted by Dr. George Tyndall, USC’s gynecologist.Johnson urged anyone with information about sexual abuse from Strauss while he was at Ohio State to contact investigators at [email protected] at 6:53 with the statement from Ben Johnson.