Mary J. Romans, 58

first_imgMary J. Romans, 58, Westport, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016.Born February 3, 1958 in Madison, Indiana, she was the daughter of Robert and Cleo (McIntyre) Scott.Mary loved spending time and taking care of her grandchildren.She is survived by two daughters, Faye (Dee Magura) Demaree, Westport, Jessica (Clint) Lorenz, Greensburg; three brothers, Bobby Scott, Carroll Co., KY, Ora Scott, Jefferson Co., IN, David Scott, Trimble Co., KY; three sisters, Anita Thompson, Louisville, May Lopez, Burleson, TX, Phyllis Lappie, Jefferson Co., IN; six grandchildren, Clinton Lorenz, Jr., Robert Lorenz, Angelina Kelley, Abigail Demaree, Isabella Demaree, Jacob Lorenz.She was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Forest Hamilton officiating.Interment will be held at a later date in the Brooksburg Cemetery, Brooksburg, Indiana.Memorials may be made to the family.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Sunderland draw a blank

first_img But apart from Wickham’s chance and late efforts from Larsson and substitute Steven Fletcher, goalmouth action was at a premium and Swansea, who had full-back Angel Rangel sent off for a second bookable offence nine minutes from time, banked a point on a day when they were far from at their best in front of a crowd of 41,325 at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet had expressed his admiration for the Welsh side’s approach and predicted a difficult afternoon for his players. But his tactical plan, designed to frustrate the visitors, worked well in the opening 45 minutes and Garry Monk’s men could not muster a single attempt on target despite enjoying sustained periods of possession. Indeed, it was the Black Cats who created all the better chances in the first half, forcing Fabianski to earn his money with a series of important saves. Adam Johnson was first to call upon the Poland international when he met Wickham’s 12th-minute flick on beyond the far post and drilled in a half-volley from a tight angle which Fabianski did well to turn away. The keeper had to sprint from his line four minutes later to prevent Will Buckley from latching on to Larsson’s through-ball with Sunderland finding their stride. Swansea were prospering out wide with Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge seeing plenty of the ball as Jonjo Shelvey and Gylfi Sigurdsson kept the supply lines open. But they were able to create little of note with Dyer twice failing to come anywhere near hitting the target after working himself into promising positions. Press Association The unmarked striker was picked out by Sebastian Larsson six yards from goal with 16 minutes of a tight contest remaining, but sent his header wastefully over the bar to let the Swans off the hook as the Black Cats had to settle for their fifth draw in six league outings to date. In a game of few clear-cut chances, the home side enjoyed the better of them with keeper Lukasz Fabianski having to be at his best before the break. Connor Wickham passed up a glorious opportunity to claim a first Barclays Premier League win of the season for Sunderland over 10-man Swansea. By contrast, Sigurdsson had to get in an important 35th-minute block to repel Lee Cattermole’s well-struck volley, and Fabianski was very nearly caught out by Santiago Vergini’s looping header seconds later, eventually throwing out a hand to turn it away at the last minute. Swans striker Bafetimbi Gomis fired tamely high and wide five minutes before the break after turning marker John O’Shea, but Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone headed for the dressing room having not had a save to make. Ki Sung-yueng blazed high over the bar four minutes after the restart with the Welsh side increasing their tempo, and there was an anxious moment for Vergini seconds later when he stuck out a leg as Routledge went past him into the box and went to ground, although referee Chris Foy was unmoved. Mannone was called upon for the first time with 57 minutes gone to keep out Sigurdsson’s dipping effort from distance, but did so with little discomfort. The game became increasingly physical as it wore on with Ashley Williams and Wickham in particular becoming embroiled in a wrestling match. Poyet looked to inject fresh impetus by replacing Johnson with Ricky Alvarez with 24 minutes remaining, and the Argentinian had an immediate impact as he targeted full-back Neil Taylor and covering midfielder Routledge. It was the Black Cats turn to look in vain to Mr Foy after Wickham appeared to be dragged to the ground inside the box by central defender Federico Fernandez with 68 minutes gone with time fast running out. They came agonisingly close to snatching the lead three minutes later when Buckley slipped past Fernandez and drove the ball across goal, where Taylor did just enough to prevent Wickham making contact in front of a gaping goal. But the former Ipswich striker was guilty of a glaring 74th-minute miss when he met Larsson’s cross unopposed, but powered his header harmlessly over the bar. With Rangel having departed after bring down Buckley to earn his second yellow card, Fabianski plucked Larsson’s 83rd-minute free-kick from under his crossbar and Fletcher headed a cross from the impressive Alvarez just wide seconds later, but the visitors stood firm. last_img read more

Scholten says “there’s a little bit of unfinished business” as he launches second congressional run

first_imgSIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten — the Democrat who came within three points of defeating Republican Congressman Steve King in 2018 — will run for congress again in 2020.  “We just fell a bit short at the end there, but it’s one of those things where we feel there’s a little bit of unfinished business.”Scholten released a campaign video ad Monday morning to make the announcement and held a campaign rally in his hometown of Sioux City last night.  A rematch with King is not certain. King faces three G-O-P challengers in the fourth congressional district, although King could run as an independent candidate in November of next year if King loses the June Primary.Republicans hold a voter registration edge of 70-thousand in the fourth congressional district. In 2018, Scholten won the six largest counties in district and performed better than any previous Democrat who’s challenged King. “We had a very positive message and tried to just bring everybody into our campaign and not write anybody off and I think the biggest success was getting ‘Sioux City Sue’ — our Winnebago RV out and just tour the whole district at least three times, in some counties five times,” Scholten said. “We wanted to show the contrast because King hadn’t done that in a few years.”During an interview Monday morning, Scholten said his heart goes out to the victims of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio — and he expressed support for expanded background checks for gun purchases.  “Americans can’t hardly agree on anything any more and when 97 percent of the people want to get something done and yet congress is not passing that, that’s a failure of our democracy,” Scholten said. “There’s this national narrative that it’s either the 2nd Amendment or gun safety, but that’s a false choice. We can have both.”Scholten’s announcement video ad — posted online Monday morning — was narrated by actor Kevin Costner.last_img read more

Axed boss is ‘confident’ he WOULD have avoided drop with Newcastle

first_img1 Former England boss Steve McClaren was sacked by the Premier League strugglers on Friday Steve McClaren has expressed his disappointment after being relieved of his duties at Newcastle United.The former England boss was sacked by the Premier League strugglers on Friday, with the Magpies 19th and one point from safety.McClaren’s last game in charge was a home defeat to Bournemouth, with the writing on the wall in the aftermath of the loss.The 54-year-old took training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before he was replaced by Rafa Benitez on Friday.His position became untenable with his 28 league games bringing just six wins and 24 points despite an investment in the playing staff in excess of £82million.However, he remained insistent that he would have kept the club up given the opportunity.In a statement released through the League Managers’ Association, McClaren said: “I am obviously very disappointed with the decision.“I appreciate any frustrations relating to the team’s results and the club subsequently finding itself in a battle to avoid relegation. I remain confident, however, that we would have stayed in the Premier League with a view to building for next season.“Whilst there has been a lot of intense speculation surrounding my position over recent days, my sole priority has been to maintain my professionalism and carry on with my work to best prepare the team.“I would like to place on record what a privilege it has been to manage Newcastle United Football Club. It is a great a club – the embodiment of the city, with incredible supporters.“For every supporter of Newcastle United, I genuinely hope the club can produce the results I believe they are capable of, between now and the end of the season, to maintain their Premier League status.“Newcastle United is a club that must build for the long term to deliver what the supporters deserve – success and silverware.”Charnley paid tribute to McClaren’s dignity for the way he had handled a difficult situation.He said: “I would like to thank Steve personally for his services to Newcastle United. He is a man of integrity and class and he has conducted himself with great dignity during this difficult time.”READ: Joey Barton warns ‘top level’ manager Rafa Benitez: ‘If people don’t start putting the effort in, Newcastle United are in big trouble’last_img read more

Massimiliano Allegri to turn down top European job to stay at Juventus

first_img Allegri has been in charge of Juventus since July 2014 1 Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is ready to snub Real Madrid this summer after passing on the Arsenal job too.The 50-year-old has built a strong reputation for himself in Italy and he has now won Serie A four times on the spin.Allegri’s work led to him being linked with the Arsenal job earlier this summer, but he reportedly opted to stay at Juventus.And now, according to Tuttosport, the Italian is ready to swerve another big job to stay loyal to the Serie A champions.Allegri is said to have told Real Madrid he has no plans to takeover there this summer as he is committed to Juve.The Italian still believes he has unfinished business in Turin and he is not prepared to quit right now.last_img read more

Brand USAs international marketing initiatives yield 3 billion boost for US economy

first_imgA study released by Oxford Economics revealed that Brand USA generated more than 3 million incremental visitors from around the globe during the past three years. Those international visitors accounted for $9.5 billion in incremental spending, which injected more than $21 billion into the U.S. economy.Christopher L Thompson, President and CEO, Brand USA, said, “Everything we have accomplished has hinged on the steady support of our ever-expanding partner network and a globally coordinated marketing program that brings together our collective efforts.”A driving force of Brand USA’s marketing efforts, Thompson said, is the goal of welcoming 100 million international visitors to the U.S. in a single year by 2021. This is a target President Obama set in 2012 with the release of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, an initiative that is helping to create more U.S. jobs through the expansion of the tourism sector.“Our direct-to-consumer marketing continues to expand to new markets and is now playing globally through valuable media partnerships. Our cooperative marketing opportunities are adding value and creating all-new platforms to showcase U.S. destinations and experiences to the world. Our travel trade outreach is forging new and exciting relationships with the travel trade around the world,” he added.last_img read more