Rose Marie Nieman, 86

first_imgRose Marie “Rosie” Nieman, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Aspen Place Health Center in Greensburg.  Born, February 3, 1933 in Decatur County, Indiana, she was the daughter of John Henry and Agnes (Meyer) Nieman.  Rosie graduated from Greensburg High School in 1951.  She worked for 35 years as office manager at the REMC, retiring in 1998.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former volunteer at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital and the Meals on Wheels.  Rosie was an avid bowler and she loved to travel.  She traveled to all but one state in the Union. She also was an extensive traveler in Europe. Her trips included Our Lady of Lourdes in France and the Vatican City in Italy.  She loved exploring her family homeland in Germany.  She is survived by two brothers, Carl (Glenda) Nieman, Greensburg, John (Peg) Nieman, Greensburg; one sister, Betty Schneider, Greensburg; one sister-in-law, Esther Nieman, Greensburg, 19 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Maurice Nieman, Arthur “Art” Nieman; brother-in-law, Lawrence Schneider; Sister-in-law, Pauline Nieman; great niece, Leah Laudick.  Family and friends will gather at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church to pray the rosary.  Visitation will follow until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Miami-Dade prison officer accused of kidnapping, raping woman he supervised on house arrest

first_imgA Miami-Dade prison officer is behind bars for allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman he was supervising on house arrest.Yulian Gonzalez, an 11-year employee of the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections, was arrested Friday following an investigation.The 36-year-old appeared before a judge Saturday who denied bond and issued stay away order for the victim meaning he is banned from any and all contact.He is charged with four counts of armed sexual battery and four counts of armed kidnapping.Prosecutors say Gonzalez would force the woman to have sex with him by threatening to put her back in jail.Miami-Dade Department of Corrections director told CBS Miami that the department is committed to maintaining public trust and that they are taking the allegations seriously.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

The Latest: Turkey set to allow some fans into soccer games

first_imgStudents can start requesting tickets issued on a game-by-game basis Sept. 23.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The spectators would have their temperatures taken before being admitted. They would be required to wear masks and keep to social distancing rules.The decision comes despite an uptick in in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. Daily infections have jumped to more than 1,000 since Aug. 4 to reach levels previously recorded in June.___The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance.With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now. August 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The San Francisco 49ers will play their season opener without fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Latest: Turkey set to allow some fans into soccer games The Vikings will host Green Bay on Sept. 13 and Tennessee on Sept. 27 with the 66,000 seats empty. Over the ensuing five weeks, Minnesota plays at home only once, on Oct. 18 against Atlanta.In a statement, the Vikings said: “We have sought to balance the opportunity to provide fan access with the responsibility to adhere to public health and medical guidance in order to maintain the health and safety of fans, players, staff members and the broader community. Ultimately, public health is our top priority.”NFC North rivals Green Bay and Detroit have announced their first two home games will be played without fans. Chicago also will start the season without spectators but has not specified for how many games.___Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season. The team said Tuesday after consulting with local officials that the Sept. 13 game against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium will be played without spectators.The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.___The Turkish soccer federation says a limited number of spectators will be allowed into stadiums to watch games as of October as it relaxes coronavirus restrictions.The federation says stadiums around the country would operate at a maximum of 30% capacity. The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fansThe Volunteers’ first home game is Oct. 3 against Missouri and university officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. Tennessee asked fans statewide to wear masks in public.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer says he empathizes with the thousands of fans who won’t get to go to games in Neyland this fall. Fulmer says the circumstances are beyond the control of Tennessee officials and they will do their best to create the safest environment both inside and outside the stadium.Current students and active donors to the Tennessee Fund with season tickets get top priority for tickets and season tickets will be offered based on annual amount given and the order to the Tennessee Fund.The original prices for season tickets will not change with Tennessee set to host five Southeastern Conference opponents for the first time since 1959. Associated Press last_img read more

Angels pitcher Matt Harvey turns to tech to unlock missing fastball velocity

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “The pitchers who really stand the test of time, who pitch for 15 to 20 years, there is an adaptation that takes place at some point,” he said, “because you’re not going to have, generally speaking, the same velocity at 25 that you will at 35 – Nolan Ryan withstanding, Justin Verlander withstanding – but generally there’s going to be a little bit of erosion in terms of velocity, and I think the pitchers who last are the ones who are able to adapt, change, develop a new pitch, improve command, and that’s why they gain that longevity.”Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The goal is to hopefully unlock some of the velocity that’s been missing from Harvey’s repertoire this season. He’s been on the injured list since May 25, with an upper back strain with a minor league rehab stint in his near future. Harvey’s fastball was touching 96 mph in March but had dipped to 94 in his last start before going on the IL.“I think velocity certainly helps,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “I don’t think that’s a secret. It’s definitely not the only answer. I’ve been around plenty of pitchers who threw hard but had no command, or no secondary, and could not be successful. I’ve been around guys without velocity, with command, or secondary, who were very successful. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. It certainly wouldn’t hurt.“The ideal is to have velocity and command of the secondary.”Whether the 4D Motion system can help Harvey achieve his goal is unclear. According to the 4D Motion website, the technology is designed to help golfers, hitters, and pitchers alike unlock the power of their kinematic sequence. It’s a recent innovation, so independent research on its effectiveness with pitchers is scant – if it exists at all. The Angels aren’t the first major league team to give it a try, however.Ausmus emphasized that unlocking the missing velocity is just part of the solution for Harvey, who turned 30 in March.center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Harvey doesn’t have a specific date lined up for his next rehabilitation start. Ausmus said the schedule is complicated by the Triple-A All-Star break, which overlaps with the major-league break.ALSOOutfield prospect Jo Adell was selected to participate in the Futures Game on July 7 in Cleveland. The annual exhibition game showcases the top minor league prospects in each team’s system. This year’s game will be limited to seven innings. Adell was selected to the Futures Game for the second time. In 25 games this season since returning from a sprained ankle and strained hamstring, he is hitting .348 with a 1.046 on-base plus slugging percentage at Double-A Mobile. … Pitcher Keynan Middleton, on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery, was not scheduled to throw to live hitters, as Ausmus stated previously. He threw a bullpen session Friday. … Ausmus said that catcher Kevan Smith, on the 10-day IL with a sprained metacarpal bone in his left hand, will swing a bat Saturday for the first time since he was hurt.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Tyler Skaggs, 7-6, 4.30 ERA) vs. A’s (LHP Brett Anderson, 7-5, 4.26 ERA), Saturday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM — Outside of baseball circles, “kinematic sequence” and “rotational velocity” sound like biology buzzwords that hopefully, for most of us, will not be on the test. Even inside baseball circles, the popularity of these terms only spread recently and rapidly.They took center stage Friday in the Angels’ bullpen, where Matt Harvey was hooked up to a pair of 4D Motion sensors – a wireless system that uses a pair of wearable devices to produce a digital representation of an athlete’s body in motion. Harvey wore one strap over his shoulders, and another around his waist, while throwing off the mound Friday.The two straps measure when a pitcher’s hips accelerate, and by how much; when his arm accelerates, and by how much; and also how the two measurements relate to each other. On this day, Harvey said he was paying attention to when his hips accelerated relative to his arm.“The separation wasn’t what it used to be,” he said.last_img read more