Robert Loper – Connersville

first_imgRobert Gordon Loper, 80, of Connersville, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Heritage House in Connersville.Robert was born on December 4, 1937, in Cedar Grove, to Gordon and Helen VanCamp Loper. He graduated from the Indiana Deaf School in Indianapolis. Robert married Martha DeWeese on February 26, 1971 in Indianapolis and they enjoyed more than forty-six years together.  He was employed at D & M in Connersville until they closed. Robert loved hunting, being outdoors, and being a huge IU Basket Ball fan.In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by four children: Connie Loper of California, Dale Loper and wife, Shani of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Joyce Loper of Kentucky, and Garland Loper and wife, Hannah of Camby, Indiana; four grandchildren: Melissa, Samantha, Roman, and Katia.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street Brookville, with Jim Tilton officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday from 12:00 pm until time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association. For more information and send condolences or memories, go to The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff is honored to serve the Robert Loper family.last_img read more

Van Persie: Missing Europe can help Arteta

first_img Loading… “From one point of view you can say that it’s maybe better for Mikel to have extra training sessions to work on the tactics, to work on the fitness, to go another level up which is needed to actually compete at the highest level against the bigger teams. read also:Arteta challenges Arsenal to live up to their FA Cup history “So if you ask me, I would say that it’s better not to qualify for the Europa League and get those extra sessions in. “Then hopefully go another level up and hopefully by the end of next year or the season after they can really compete with the biggest teams.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie says missing Europa League qualification can work in the club’s favour. Arsenal are 10th in the Premier League table with just two games of the campaign remaining. Champions League qualification has gone and manager Mikel Arteta now must hope for the Europa League by either sneaking into seventh spot in the table or winning the FA Cup. But Van Persie told BT Sport: “You can look at it from two ways really. “Arsenal doesn’t really want to be in the Europa League, they want to be in the Champions League. But when is the right time to do that?Advertisementlast_img read more

FA Cup Final: Chelsea fans slam Kepa’s performance in training (video)

first_img He didn’t save a single shot as Pulisic put the ball in the bottom corners every time. It was almost as if Kepa couldn’t even be bothered. *Kepa concedes a goal*Look at Ruben’s reaction— AAZ (@AAZchelsea) August 1, 2020 Chelsea fans have slammed Kepa Arrizabalaga’s performance in training going into the FA Cup final today. The Spaniard has not justified the £71 million Chelsea paid to make him the most expensive goalkeeper in world football and currently has the worst save percentage in Premier League history. Loading… Read Also: Ronaldo splashes £5.5m on luxurious yacht to mark Serie A win There’s also a seperate clip of Ruben Loftus-Cheek looking away in disgust after Kepa conceded a goal, which continues a worrying trend of Chelsea players not exactly having much confidence in the man between the sticks. What’s more, a comparison video of Kepa and Willy Caballero diving when facing shots has emerged and with all things considered, everything points towards the Argentine getting the nod for the big game against Arsenal at Wembley later on. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea showing clips of Pulisic shooting at an empty net, this clubs propaganda is unmatched— Yahya (@CFCYahya) July 30, 2020 And if you look at footage of him in training recently it’s easy to see why. A clip of Christian Pulisic taking shots against the former Athletic Bilbao shotstopper has been shared online and it really wasn’t a great showing from Kepa. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Chelsea showing clips of Pulisic shooting at an empty net, this clubs propaganda is unmatched— Yahya (@CFCYahya) July 30, 2020last_img read more

Wenger backs Van Gaal’s tactics

first_img Van Gaal felt compelled to defend his tactical approach, even producing a leaflet for the benefit of the media, following criticism from West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, who suggested United “thumped it” in earning a 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Upton Park. “There was no reason (for Van Gaal to defend himself),” said Gunners boss Wenger, speaking ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash with Middlesbrough. Press Association “He was not himself,” Wenger added. “I don’t know if it was down to the kick he got on his knee. I’m not sure he was free in his head to sprint as he used to before. He had not the same intensity in his game as he had until now.” Wenger played down any prospect of Sanchez joining Arsenal’s list of wounded after a recent hamstring problem. “Muscular (hamstring) now should not be a problem,” Wenger said. “(But) he still has a swollen knee. He cannot move well. “It’s only a kick. It’s nothing else. You can move or you cannot move. If he has no problems to move his knee it’s no risk. “If he’s not available for Sunday, he will be available next week. “If there’s any medical risk he will not play.” “A big club has a responsibility to win and try to win with style – but first try to win. “I didn’t understand really what the problem was. Man United went a bit longer in the last 10 minutes – I found it completely logical. “If I am in a game in the last five minutes, we have a free-kick and we have three monsters up front, I do not say ‘play a short ball’. “A team goes naturally from its strong points and an intelligent team knows how to exploit its strong points. “When we have (Olivier) Giroud on the pitch the players understand quickly that we can play a bit longer, we can cross the ball more, because he will win the ball in the air. “I don’t even think Van Gaal said to them ‘go longer’. When they saw (Marouane) Fellaini on the pitch the guy at the back said ‘I’ll kick it to Fellaini and (Robin) van Persie or (Wayne) Rooney can score the goal’. It’s normal.” Giroud replaced Alexis Sanchez in Tuesday night’s Premier League defeat of Leicester after the Chile forward suffered a blow to the knee which could yet rule him out of the Middlesbrough clash. The France striker could play from the start against Manchester City’s conquerors as Wenger felt Sanchez showed signs of fatigue in addition to the knock. Arsene Wenger believes leading clubs have a duty to entertain but has backed Louis van Gaal’s right to instruct Manchester United to play long-ball football.last_img read more

Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara continues fine form with brilliant fifty in Boxing Day Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara continued his magnificent form in the current series against Australia as he hit his 21st fifty and his second in this tour as India made solid progress in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pujara shared a partnership of 83 with Mayank Agarwal, who shone on his debut with a fantastic 76. Although Agarwal fell in the last over before the tea break, the Saurashtra right-hander forged a magnificent fifty-plus stand with India skipper Virat Kohli as India made good progress after the Indian skipper won an important toss and chose to bat first on an MCG deck good for batting.Pujara was cautious to get off the mark and he took his time to get his eye in. The right-hander did not attempt any audacious shot and focused on grinding the Australian bowlers down on a wicket which was getting better to bat on as the day progressed. Pujara got going in style as he struck his first boundary by driving Pat Cummins down the ground to the long on fence. The Indian No.3 continued to tackle the short-pitched barrage from Cummins and Mitchell Starc well as the likes of Agarwal and Kohli dominated the bowling.Read More | India vs Australia, live cricket score: Pujara slams 21st fiftyThe Saurashtra player continued to grow in confidence as he drilled Josh Hazlewood down the ground for another boundary to long off but the shot of the day was a fierce upper-cut to a bouncer from Starc as the left-hander struggled for control and rhythm. Pujara notched up his fifty by dabbing a short ball from Mitchell Marsh to backward point for a single as India looked to post a big score in the Melbourne Test.Read More | Mayank Agarwal blasts fifty on debut in Boxing Day Test vs AustraliaPujara has been pivotal to India’s fortunes in the Australia series. In Adelaide, he hit 123 and 71 in the two innings to help India win the Test by 31 runs. After a failure in Perth where he hung in but could not capitalise, Pujara made it count in the Melbourne match with a splendid knock that has laid the platform for India for a solid score.In the 2018 season, Pujara has played some pivotal knocks that have helped India to a win. In the Johannesburg Test, he took more than 50 balls to get off the mark but his knock of 50 laid the base for India to secure a consolation win. In Trent Bridge, his 72 was vital as India came back in the series against England with a win but in the Southampton Test, he smashed a brilliant century but it was not enough as India lost the match and the series. India will be hoping that Pujara’s knock in Melbourne gives India the ultimate advantage in their quest to win a series for the first time in Australia. last_img read more

Peak Inspire Nigeria’s Para Powerlifters for World Cup

first_imgWulff-Caesar further said: “Peak conceived and campaigned the ‘Unstoppable’ concept, which was driven by the realisation that as challenging as their current situation might be, the para powerlifting athletes remain optimistic about their dreams and aspirations. We called them the ‘Unstoppable’ because they dared the odds and confronted their disability to excel where only the strong can survive. We are glad that they justified our expectations and they are now well known globally as ‘the Unstoppable!’”He explained that the “Unstoppable” initiative aligns with the global philosophy of Royal FrieslandCampina and the brand essence of Peak, and the parent company believed that it had provided a template for multinationals to emulate.Wulff-Caesar assured the Chief Host of Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting Road Tokyo World Cup, who is also Nigeria’s First Lady, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, that Peak would throw its weight behind the successful hosting of the Games, and also support the Nigerian continent to Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics.He encouraged the athletes, coaches and administrators to make the best possible use of the opportunity of representing the country at global tournaments.“FrieslandCampina WAMCO is inspired by the feats Nigeria’s para powerlifters have achieved at global competitions over the years, which have justified the partnership we struck with the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation three years ago,” the Marketing Director stated, adding: “The athletes have demonstrated that Peak milk has indeed lived true to its brand promise of enabling all Nigerians to reach their Peak. We will continue in that stride to nourish all Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition, for which we have become reputed since 1954.”Since it struck partnership with the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation in December 2016, Peak has boosted the morale of the athletes. It renovated a world-class power gym and provided the best nutrition for the athletes. In addition, the brand also createdthe platform to expand the ‘Unstoppable’ narrative by exploiting the Unstoppable Videos, social media platforms and Ted ex, among other tools.Peak supported the Lagos 2019 International Para Powerlifting Championship by donating IPC certified bus – the first of its kind in Nigeria – to the Federation, among other gestures.The unveiling of Abuja 2020 athletes last Thursday night was presided over by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo. The event marked the formal constitution of the Main Organising Committee, which is headed by the First Lady, as well as the Mascot and the clothing line for the Games.Mrs Buhari charged the organisers to pull all the stops to ensure a success event as athletes, officials and guests would be coming from Europe, the Americas and Africa to converge in Abuja.The President of the Nigeria Para Power Lifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Idris explained that the choice of the First Lady to host the event was deliberate, given her commitment to the cause of vulnerable Nigerians. She said that since most of the team members are also female, they are inspired by her involvement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The flagship brand of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, Peak milk, has restated its commitment to Nigeria’s para powerlifters ahead of next February’s Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup in Abuja.The Official Milk of Abuja 2020, as the three-day competition is called, Peak said that it believed in the indomitable spirit of the athletes who have risen above their physical challenge to do the nation proud in global tournaments.According to the Marketing Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, Chris Wulff-Caesar, the Nigerian athletes have richly earned the tag “Unstoppable” by surmounting all odds to win several laurels at international competitions.last_img read more

WBB : Hall, Tyson-Thomas lead SU into final nonconference matchup against Colgate

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 30, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Elashier Hall and Carmen Tyson-Thomas knew entering the season that they were going to have expanded roles. But numerous personnel and schematic changes made that adjustment more challenging than expected.Erica Morrow, the team’s leader from last season, graduated and Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman vowed to speed up the game with a high-pressure defense.In the process, Hall and Tyson-Thomas each took on more responsibilities. Hillsman knew the alterations could cause some trouble, and it showed at points early on. The juniors struggled to find consistency, which was evident during a three-game losing streak that concluded with a loss to West Virginia on Dec. 7.‘I’m going to stay positive,’ Hillsman said following the 76-72 loss. ‘We got to keep working. We changed our style of play. We changed everything.’With 14 games under their belts, Hall and Tyson-Thomas have put together a string of impressive performances in recent games. The duo will look to continue to flourish when Syracuse (10-4, 0-1 Big East) takes on Colgate (3-11) in its final tune-up prior to Big East play in the Carrier Dome at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Orange dropped its conference opener to the Mountaineers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 5-foot-9 Tyson-Thomas became a full-time starter and began logging minutes at shooting guard, small forward and power forward. Hall, who started in each of SU’s games last season, now leads the team in minutes per game (31.8).Hall also carries the added responsibility of handling the basketball at certain points in games. Like Hillsman, she knew the team would have its ups and downs before everyone settled into their new roles.‘I think it’s growing pains, although we have a lot of people that came back we still have those two huge puzzle pieces that are missing with Erica and Tasha (Harris),’ Hall said on Dec. 14.Over the last four games, Tyson-Thomas and Hall have each averaged double-figures in scoring. Hall was the lone bright spot in an 82-63 loss to Oklahoma on Dec. 19, scoring 19 points, and Tyson-Thomas recorded her third double-double of the season in Thursday’s blowout win over Niagara.The junior guards’ play in recent games has led to a more balanced scoring attack for Syracuse. And as the Orange’s shooting woes have started to fade, it collected three wins in its last four games.Tyson-Thomas said that she and Hall have taken on the added task of helping to develop some of the younger guards in addition to leading the team on the court. With players like La’Shay Taft and Rachel Coffey playing their first extensive minutes in collegiate action, it’s up to the veterans to take on the leadership responsibilities, just as their predecessors did.  ‘Me and Lacie, we played a fair amount of minutes the past three years now and it’s just bringing them along the way,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘…It’s not much that we really have to tell them, it’s more of little reminders like Erica and Tasha used to give us.’And although Hillsman has put an emphasis on getting the ball inside to center Kayla Alexander and forward Iasia Hemingway, Hall and Tyson-Thomas have provided a lift in the backcourt.Hall recognizes her new responsibilities this season and knows everyone on the team needs to continue to grow to make this season a success.‘People who were freshman who are now sophomores have to step up a little bit, the weight is on their shoulders a little more than it was last year,’ Hall said. ‘So I think that’s what we have to build on.’adtredin@syr.edulast_img read more

3-star tight end Enoicy chooses Syracuse over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, among other schools

first_imgAs verbal commitments poured in for Syracuse, Adley Enoicy’s pledge to the Orange is the most eye catching.The three-star tight end from Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla. — the same school as Syracuse H-back Brisly Estime — verbally committed to SU after coming to Central New York for his official visit this weekend. Enoicy was the third of four players to verbally commit after weekend visits, joining defensive tackle Jalen Harvey, linebacker Jonathan Thomas and cornerback Antwan Cordy.Enoicy chose Syracuse over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Southern California, Miami (Fla.), South Carolina and Wisconsin, among other top schools according to joins Jamal Custis as the second tight end to verbally commit, and Custis, Corey Cooper and K.J. Williams as the fourth receiving threat. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Freshman linebackers impress and other defensive observations from Saturday’s FanFest

first_img1. Freshman linebackersTwo of Syracuse’s starting linebacker spots are seemingly nailed down – by Cam Lynch and Dyshawn Davis – and Marqez Hodge has the edge so far in the middle, but the group may be deeper than expected, with the additions of its freshmen. Zaire Franklin, wearing No. 45, was active and made some solid tackles. Two plays after making a stop at the line of scrimmage, Jonathan Thomas sacked Mitch Kimble and celebrated with defensive graduate assistant Siriki Diabate. On the same series, Colton Moskal took charge in the middle, barking out orders before the snap, and nearly picked off a Kimble pass, punishing himself with a few push-ups before getting back on his feet and making a tackle shortly thereafter.2. Missed tacklesThough the players have been in full pads for only a few days, Syracuse’s ability to wrap up on tackles could’ve been sharper. The younger cornerbacks particularly struggled to bring down ball carriers early on in Saturday’s scrimmage and a few open-field tackles were missed near the line of scrimmage, allowing the offense additional yardage after contact. But expect the SU defense to refine its tackling as it gets more time back in pads.3. Micah RobinsonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 6-foot-4 senior had few problems getting to the quarterback. Squaring off with offensive tackle Jamar McGloster, Robinson “sacked” freshman A.J. Long — the quarterbacks couldn’t be tackled and plays were whistled dead when defensive players drew close enough to them — to force a third-and-11 situation. On the very next play, Robinson nearly had another sack, but linebacker Cameron Lynch narrowly beat him to Long.4. Stopping the run between the tacklesDuring Saturday’s scrimmage, the running backs often took advantage of gaps off tackle, but weren’t nearly as successful running between the tackles, where the defensive linemen clogged up the gaps more often than not. Nose tackle Wayne Williams, even with a banged-up elbow, effectively shed a few blocks and brought down ball carriers at the line, allowing only minimal gain. As the younger players saw the field later on, freshmen Jalen Harvey and Kayton Samuels also fought through traffic to make stops in the trenches.•Head coach Scott Shafer was also pleased with the performance of defensive end Ron Thompson, a converted tight end, who helped the defensive line make up for the absences of tackles Ryan Sloan and Eric Crume on Saturday. Thompson, in addition to Robinson and defensive tackle Isaiah Johnson, were also part of the offensive line during field-goal attempts.5. Rodney Williams risingThe freshman, listed on the preseason depth chart as the third-string free safety, saw time with the first unit during Saturday’s scrimmage. Though receiver Ben Lewis beat Williams on a post for a touchdown in the first series, Williams got him back by tripping up Lewis on a screen for an impressive shoestring tackle in the open field and a loss of yards. Later in the scrimmage, Williams shot through a gap in the line right off the snap and sacked Kimble. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Wilson shows off his arm and other offensive observations from Saturday’s FanFest scrimmageEstime misses FanFest, rehabs sprained ankle during scrimmageShafer expresses happiness with turnout at FanFestcenter_img Published on August 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

’SC leads US universities in international students

first_imgUSC hosts the largest number of international students of any university for the 12th consecutive year, according to the annual Open Doors report released Monday by the Institute of International Education.The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked second and Purdue University ranked third in the report.The university accounts for 9,840 international students, according to the report. Director of the Office of International Services Tony Tambascia said that more than 115 different countries are represented at USC. The largest portion of the international population is from China with more than 3,770 students. India was the second largest group with 1,806 students. About 72 percent of the international population is enrolled in graduate-level programs, mostly in the Viterbi School of Engineering.USC’s reputation in the Pacific Rim and its commitment to recruiting, supported by an expanding alumni base in large cities, has attracted a large number of Indian and Chinese students, according to USC officials.“USC continues to attract the most talented and creative students from all over the world, a point of tremendous pride for our community,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said in a press release. “USC’s international students arrive on our campuses with a broad range of experiences and perspectives, as well as extraordinary intellect and creativity. Their time at the university will remain with them for life, and our domestic students will learn about cultures outside their own. Throughout their lives, both groups of students will benefit from their professional connections.”Tambascia added that USC helps international students adjust and thrive at the university.“We also recognize that just enrolling large numbers of international students is not enough,” he said. “Great efforts are made to assist international students to make the most of their experience at USC, and to encourage them to take full advantage of the many ways to engage with other members of the university community, both inside and outside the classroom.”According to the report, USC ranked ninth in the number of students who studied abroad during the 2011-2012 school year. About 2,065 USC students participated in study abroad programs during that year. Follow Camille on Twitter @c_kammlast_img read more