Enoch Blair, of Brookville, was born on March 13, 1960 in Connersville, a son of Elbert and Alice Blair. He was the owner/operator of Gulley’s Sunoco in Metamora and later retired from Hill-Rom. Enoch loved the outdoors, in particular hunting morel mushrooms. He loved to travel and go on trips and vacations. Enoch was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Buena Vista Southern Missionary Baptist Church. On Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 60, Enoch passed away at his residence with his wife by his side.Those surviving who will cherish his memory include his wife, Joy Blair of Brookville; son, Daniel (Abby) Blair of West Harrison; daughter, Alicia Buckler (Travis Allen) of Brookville; grandchildren, Lillian, Hayden, Aiden, and Aubrey Blair of West Harrison, and Hank and Josy Buckler of Brookville; sisters, Myrtle (Ray) Thomas of Metamora, Charlene (Randy) Bennett, and Carol Brown, both of Connersville; brother, Dan (Jan) Blair of Joseph, OR, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob, Russel and Billy, and sisters, Dorothy Ison, Alta Blair, and Joyce Plummer.Keeping with Enoch’s wishes, a funeral visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Buena Vista Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 25220 Chapel Road, Laurel, IN 47024 and again on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery, Metamora.Memorial donations in honor of Enoch can be sent directly to the Buena Vista Southern Missionary Baptist Church at the address above. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Enoch Blair.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has confirmed Neil Taylor is close to making a first-team return from the horrific ankle injury which has sidelined him since September. This weekend’s trip to Norwich will come too soon for Taylor, but Laudrup has been boosted by the fitness of Chico Flores and Angel Rangel for the clash with the Canaries. Flores aggravated an ankle injury having returned from seven weeks on the sidelines against Tottenham, while Rangel missed the 2-1 defeat with a calf problem, but both have returned to training. Kemy Agustien is also closing in on a return from a thigh injury. Laudrup said: “Chico and Angel have been training this week and should be back. Kemy has also been training with us for a couple of days.” Swansea head to Carrow Road on the back of three straight defeats and will be hoping to turn that run around as they look to hang on to a place in the top 10. Norwich, on the other hand, are still in the midst of a battle against relegation, and Chris Hughton’s side have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games. Press Association Taylor broke and dislocated his ankle in a challenge with Sunderland’s Craig Gardner, and was expected to miss the rest of the campaign. But the Wales left-back’s rehabilitation progressed quicker than expected, and from the end of November Taylor had expressed his belief he could return before the summer. Now Laudrup has said: “Physically he is quite close to being back. He has trained with us for some weeks, but we all know match fitness is a different level and only by coming back will he get that. The physical part is one thing, the mental part is another after a triple fracture, which is quite an injury. I am happy he’s back and let’s see when he can come in and make his comeback.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Sam Swart jabbed left, then right, mirroring the ball in Olivia Batista’s stick. Everywhere the Binghamton midfielder went, Swart went too. But then, Swart went off script. She guessed where Batista was going before the Bearcat got there herself and hit the ball out of her stick.Immediately, Swart was off and running. The former four-sport athlete easily beat Batista down the field, ultimately finding Natalie Wallon in the middle of Binghamton’s defensive half. With their focus on Swart, the chaotic Bearcats defense lost Wallon, who found Nicole Levy for a goal, just 10 seconds after Swart gained possession.For 50 minutes, SU’s (2-0) defense tormented Binghamton’s (0-1) attackers and midfielders, often preventing them from even attempting a shot in the Orange’s 15-5 victory on Tuesday. Despite allowing four goals in the last nine minutes of the game, Syracuse held an opponent to five or fewer goals for the first time in nearly two years. And after defeating Connecticut 18-6 during its season opener on Friday, SU’s now held two straight teams to single-digit goals, a feat it achieved twice last season.“I was super impressed today (with the defense),” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “They didn’t give up any easy goals, they kept getting the ball back for us … I thought they were the stars of the game today.”While the Orange’s season-opening win featured their offense scoring eight goals in the first eight minutes of the game, Tuesday’s contest was controlled by the defense. Possession after possession, SU’s defense kept the Bearcats away from the goal. A goal with 0.5 seconds left until halftime finally got Binghamton on the board, but it was just its second shot on goal of the game to that point.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead of shooting the ball, which the Bearcats did just four times in the first half, they frequently turned it over. The Orange forced 12 turnovers in the first half alone, two fewer than their season high in a game last year, and finished with 15 in the game.“That’s always a big key, in defense or ride,” defender Kerry Defliese said regarding forced turnovers. “It just sparks the emotion to get everyone going, just keep ‘em coming.”The key to causing turnovers for Syracuse was its midfielders and attackers, who were often successful in riding — preventing the ball to be brought back into SU’s defensive zone. Led by Wallon, who led the team with three forced turnovers, it was the Orange’s complimentary defenders who stepped up to halt the Bearcats’ attack.A strong ride from SU’s offensive group of players led to more possessions, which rapidly turned into goals. An important stretch came late in the first half, following an over 10-minute scoring drought. It was kicked off by Swart, with her end-to-end hockey assist that led to the score by Levy.On the next possession, SU midfielder Vanessa Costantino forced another turnover on Batista, this time leading to a longer offensive stand for Syracuse. It ended the same way the last one did though, with a goal following a forced turnover. Three minutes later, two more Binghamton giveaways led to a pair of Syracuse goals, and its lead had nearly doubled to 9-0.“Coach talked about how that’s such a game changer, that’s the spark you need, especially in some of these bigger games coming up,” Wallon said. “I think middies and attackers have done a good job of making it an emphasis.”Last season, Syracuse’s scoring defense ranked 91st in the country, a mediocre mark that can be partially blamed on inconsistent play from its goaltenders. While Gait said this season starting goalie Asa Goldstock is at the top of her game, through two games, the defense in front of her hasn’t given her a chance to show that. She’s faced just 15 shots on goal, a drastic change from last season when she faced single-digit shots on goal once all year.But Gait wouldn’t grade SU’s play through the first two games of the season. When the best team in the country, No. 1 Boston College, visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday, it’ll have the chance to prove itself.“That’s when you can really grade your team, we’ll have that opportunity come Saturday,” Gait said. “After that game, we can really talk about how we think we are for 2019.” Comments Published on February 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm Contact Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org | @esblack34
Source: Goal Ajax have been denied the Eredivisie title after the Dutch 2019-20 season was ended early due to coronavirus, despite the league’s announcement that current standings will be recognised as final.The Eredivisie was ended following an announcement from prime minister Mark Rutte that stated that all matches are forbidden until September 1.As a result, the current table has been made final, although Ajax will not be awarded the title for finishing first with the Eredivisie not having a designated champion for the first time in the league’s 64-year history.The decision to finalise the table was made after UEFA asked the Dutch federation to maintain the current standings to decide which teams are awarded spots in European competition.Ajax will head straight to the last round of Champions League qualification despite being level on points with AZ Alkmaar, who will enter in the second round of qualifiers.Feyenoord, meanwhile, will head to the Europa League group stage as they sat third, while PSV and Willem II will enter the Europa League in the third and second round of qualifiers respectively.The decision to award Willem II with a Europa League spot is a controversial one as the fifth-placed club played one more match than sixth-placed FC Utrecht, who sat three points behind with a far superior goal difference.Additionally, ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk will remain in the Eredivisie next season after the Dutch federation opted to not promote or relegate any teams based on this season’s results.The decision was made by the KNVB on Friday following a club vote after the federation stated that it was not an option to increase the league to 20 teams from the current 18.With the decision, Cambuur and De Graafschap will remain in the second division despite being on course for promotion to the Eredivisie.RKC Waalwijk were well on their way to relegation, sitting on just 15 points after 26 matches, while Cambuur were well tipped to go up as they maintained a four-point lead on top of the second division.Protests are expected in the coming days as a result of the decision, with the second division sides denied the chance to move up.
Jordan Binnington ( @StLouisBlues ), Rasmus Dahlin ( @BuffaloSabres ) and Elias Pettersson ( @Canucks ) are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Calder Memorial Trophy. https://t.co/YPUbv08eMj #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/HFSvV6qQz3— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 27, 2019This award recognizes the NHL’s Most Outstanding rookie.The league continues to roll out all of its award finalists culminating with the Hart Trophy finalists on Sunday. Related News NHL playoffs 2019: Bruins’ Brad Marchand appears to intentionally break Cam Atkinson’s stick before faceoff NHL playoffs 2019: Avalanche’s Samuel Girard to return for Game 1 against Sharks The three finalists for the 2018-19 Calder Memorial Trophy have been announced.Jordan Binnington of the Blues, Elias Petterson of the Canucks and Rasmus Dahlin of the Sabres are the 2018-19 finalists. Here are the finalists and the schedule for remaining announcements:NHL Awards Finalists announcement datesApril 17: Selke Trophy (Patrice Bergeron, Ryan O’Reilly, Mark Stone)April 18: Lady Byng Trophy (Ryan O’Reilly, Aleksander Barkov, Sean Monahan)April 19: Masterson Trophy (Nick Foligno, Robin Lehner, Joe Thornton)April 20: Vezina Trophy (Ben Bishop, Andrei Vailevskiy, Robin Lehner)April 21: Norris Trophy (Mark Giordano, Brent Burns, Victor Hedman)April 23: King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Henrik Lundqvist, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jason Zucker)April 24: Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (Mark Giordano, Wayne Simmonds, Justin Williams)April 25: Ted Lindsay Award (Patrick Kane, Nikita Kucherov, Connor McDavid)April 26: Jack Adams Award (Craig Berube, Jon Cooper, Barry Trotz)April 27: Calder Trophy (Jordan Binnington, Elias Petterson, Rasmus Dahlin)April 28: Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player to his team)
The National Team finished the SheBelieves Cup on the right foot. He demonstrated the quality he has with his football and with his victories against Japan and England he found that he is already at the level of the best. In large part it was thanks to Alexia Putellas. The Barcelona midfielder was La Roja’s guide on the field of play, which helped her to be named the best player in the tournament.This time it was not Megan Rapinoe, neither Christen Press nor Nikita Parris nor Saki Kumagai, considered the best players in the world. The MVP was for the compass of Spain and Barça. Alexia, at 26, is in the prime of her career. A brilliant career that started early. He soon applied as a starter at Can Barça and also went to the absolute with La Roja. She was the youngest of the veterans, and still stood out. Years later and at her young age she is already one of the team’s leaders and the one that has played the most matches with La Roja. In the SheBelieves Cup he worked hard against Japan, he was key to getting the United States out of the game and against England he came out after the break to revive Spain. And he achieve it. He took the reins of the team and also scored the goal the victory. The best Alexia was on the field. This was recognized by the members of the organization who consider it the best in the tournament. The heart of La Roja.
(L) Athlete Nancy Saah in action and (R) standing on the podium for finishing 3rd in the long jump event at the West Africa Region II Senior Championships and the ECOWAS Junior Tournament The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has selected Nancy Saah to represent the country in the 10th edition of the IAAF World Under-18 Championship in Nairobi, Kenya, from 12 – 16 July.Nancy Saah, 17, earned bronze in the long jump at the West Africa Region II Senior Championship and the ECOWAS Junior Tournament in Conakry, Guinea, as well as the Sierra Leone Boxing Day Athletics Meet.Ms. Saah is a 10th grade student at the St. Samuel High School in Paynesville.She will join about 1,300 boys and girls from over 129 IAAF member federations to compete in the five-day event.According to the IAAF, the Youth Championship is not just another athletics competition but an opportunity for youngsters to gain valuable experience, to improve personal bests, and to build friendly relationships with their rivals from every corner of the world.The IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, said: “Significantly, these championships will be only the second occasion that Kenya has hosted an IAAF World Athletics Series event and the first global track championships.”He added: “This is a historic moment for a country which, since the late 1960s, has been at the forefront of middle and long-distance running and one of the top medal-winning nations at major championships.“I look forward to visiting Nairobi for the championships and the wonderful opportunity to meet with so many talented young athletes and their coaches from around the world. It will help me gain a better understanding of how we can best support their aspirations and to ensure their long-term enjoyment in athletics.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –
Amb. Conteh and ISS participantsA delegation from the Nigerian Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has made an “excellent presentation” on its recent study tour of Liberia.A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says 13 participants undergoing an Executive Intelligence Management Course of the ISS, along with three officials of the institute, traveled to Liberia from July 3 to 9, 2017 where they undertook a study tour of the country.The Group’s study tour focused on the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative branches of the Liberian Government under the theme: “Executive-Legislative Relations: Gap, Challenges and Prospects.”They also studied security and strategic issues of bilateral importance to both Liberia and Nigeria. Officials from relevant ministries, agencies and commissions in the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Branches of the Liberian Government provided relevant lectures on the theme of the study.Back in Abuja, the group, under Syndicate Three, provided an overall presentation of Liberia, including presentations on its historical, economic, governance and security situations.The release says the group made the presentation in the presence of the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Al-Hassan Conteh, and other syndicate groups, which had also traveled to Togo, Ghana and Senegal, respectively, on similar study tours.The presentations, made on July 13, at the ISS outside Abuja, concluded with recommendations for the Nigerian Government.Amb. Conteh, in his response, praised the group for an excellent presentation of Liberia. He also supported the group’s recommendation of a reciprocal study tour of Nigeria, particularly of Liberian security agencies.As part of the presentation, the group took the Liberian envoy and others on a display-tour of various Liberian artifacts, newspapers, traditional dress which members of the group themselves wore, a sample of a jersey of the national soccer team, Lone Star, and a collection of vegetables, fruits and other Liberian food, as the sounds of some traditional Liberian music played in the background.The group has lauded the high level of hospitality accorded them by the Liberian government and people. The group said they were very impressed with the general hospitality of every Liberian its members came across. They then specifically spoke of the warm hospitality they received throughout their visit from the director of the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Augustine Konneh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Estate closureThousands gathered to participate in a march on Tuesday morning to register their concerns about Government and the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo’s) decision to proceed with closure of the Rose Hall Sugar Estate by this year-end.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) which represents the interests of the 2400 sugar workers who stand to be directly affected by the closure of this estate, said the demonstration saw the sugar workers being joined by housewives, business persons, students and pensioners who took part in a spirited march which began in the vicinity of the Rose Hall Estate and headed to the Sheet Anchor Turn, before returning to the estate; a distance of about four miles.The massive gathering that participate in a march Tuesday morningDespite the rain, protesters carried a number of placards which read; “Upturn the decision to close Rose Hall Estate”, “We would be sunk into poverty after closure”, “APNU/AFC Govt betray sugar workers”, and “Closure of RH Estate is a political act”.As workers continue to protest against Government’s decision to close the Estate, more persons and groups which are likely to be affected by the impending closure are joining forces with the workers.The workers on Tuesday were backed by their two unions – GAWU and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE).Employees from the Rose Hall, Albion and Enmore estates were joined by hire car operators, members of the business sector, civil society, politicians, social organisations, women and children and they marched from Rose Hall to Cumberland in East Canje and back to Rose Hall, covering a distance of four miles before they were addressed by union representatives and other speakers.The Rose Hall Estate employs approximately 2400 workers and even at an average of a family of four, about 10,000 persons or 1.4 per cent of the country’s population will be directly affected and impacted by a closure of the estate.GAWU in a statement said work in the sugar estate is the main avenue of employment, as has been the case for generations in that populous rural community. The closure will leave a vacuum that will not only gravely impact workers but also force businesses and service providers to curtail or end operations, and thus making the bad situation even worse.GAWU says it recognises that the estate is a major source of sustenance and its closure will be felt deeply and far and wide. “The people are rightly fearful that their tranquil communities would be destroyed, families broken up and they will be increased incidences of crime and other social problems. They are urging the Administration to re-look at their plans which will clearly be a Government-made disaster,” the Union stated.Meanwhile, Sookram Persaud of the Enmore Estate told the gathering that workers on the East Coast of Demerara are also concerned over what could potentially happen in Berbice.“It would not be for the sugar workers alone, it would be for the taxi drivers, it will be for the vendors, it would be for everybody in this country…, ” he lamented.He pointed out that keeping the Rose Hall Estate open will bring benefits to not just one particular ethnic grouping but all Guyanese.Taking a dig at Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, without calling his name, GAWU’s General Secretary Seepaul Narine said: “This march is a message to ‘Judas’; the man (in Government) who has a biblical name and with a surname with many zeroes (noughts) and he share them out…. 2015, no increase for sugar workers so one of the ‘noughts’ gone. 2016 no increase, another ‘nought’ gone. 2017, so far, no increase, another ‘nought’ gone and then the final one is when he (the Government official) took away the API [Annual Incentive Premium].”Narine said those who spoke of their connections to the sugar industry and promised that there will be no closure were not lying when they said they were so close to the sugar industry that sugar runs in their blood.“Well the man is suffering from diabetes and therefore he must have sugar in his blood…. the Vice President who comes from the Corentyne is telling us that we have to close the estate; well let them know that the people of Berbice are saying that we are not going to take it. This is a journey that if it has to lead us to Georgetown, where they are sitting comfortably in their seats, we shall see them there. We shall march and we shall defend our interest. We have to defend the people who depend on sugar,” Narine declared.Narine told the close to three thousand in attendance that victory is in sight but it can only be achieved if they unite in their ongoing struggle. (Andrew Carmichael)