Mary Helen Hartman

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Rosary service will be held at 3:15.  Fr. Jerry Byrd will officiate the Mass of Christian burial at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Nicholas School or to the family to help assist with funeral expenses.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Mary Hartman. Those surviving who will cherish Mary’s memory include her husband of 55 years, Jerry Hartman; children, Kim (Gary) Ertel of Sunman, Sis (Scott) Corbin of Sunman, Dave (Lisa) Hartman of Osgood, and Lisa (Chris) Guerra of Versailles; 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lance Hartman, and brothers, James and Jack Fritsch.center_img Mary Helen Hartman of Sunman was born on October 18, 1942 in Ripley County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Helen Federle Fritsch.  She married Gerald “Jerry” R. Hartman on August 5, 1961 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church and he survives.  Mary was a homemaker but also worked at IGA and McPhersons for a number of years.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and was an avid I. U. basketball and Cincinnati Reds fan.  Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren, enjoyed making rosaries for numerous missions, sewing for her family and doing word searches.  On Monday, August 29, 2016, at the age of 73, Mary passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.last_img read more

Wenger: Welbeck a different animal

first_imgArsene Wenger has played down echoes of Thierry Henry in Danny Welbeck but insisted he can become Arsenal’s beast in the box. “You need to be in the middle and wait for your chance to kill the opponent. On the flank you have less of that responsibility. “It’s not a question of potential, it is more a nervous problem because in training he scores goals like a real striker. “He rushed his finishing until now because he didn’t score.” Arsenal demolished Villa, who were affected by a virus which ruled out Darren Bent, Nathan Baker and Ashley Westwood. Midfielder Westwood pulled out of the warm-up while the sick Andreas Weimann was replaced at half-time and Fabian Delph and Brad Guzan played despite illness. The squad have the day off on Monday as the club look to stop the bug spreading but it is understood they will return to training on Tuesday. Boss Paul Lambert said: “I thought we might have got away with it but people seem to be dropping all the time. I’m not a medical person but I’ve not had anything as bad as this before. “Fabian had it in the build-up to the Liverpool game, Brad had it and it’s been like dominoes. “Fabian’s been brilliant and he kept going. It’s just mother nature and I couldn’t fault the lads for their effort.” Chairman Randy Lerner was also at the ground to watch his first home game in almost two years. “We’ll no doubt go for a bit to eat, I’ll see the chairman before he flies back,” added Lambert. Lambert also confirmed Christian Benteke will not play in Monday’s under-21 match with Derby as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles. Welbeck played as a central striker, rather than out wide as he did at Old Trafford, leading to comparisons with Henry’s Gunners career. Wenger brought the Frenchman from Juventus in 1999 and helped transform him from a winger into Arsenal’s record goalscorer. But he was quick to play down early similarities with the Gunners legend. “Look, give me some time, it is a bit early to say that when you look at the number of goals Thierry Henry scored,” said Wenger. “I think Danny has an interesting potential and let’s see how he develops. He has a good mentality, good physical potential, technical potential and he contributes to our team play because he doesn’t lose the ball and those are important qualities. Thierry is a good act to follow and I have nothing against it.” But Wenger insisted, now he has grabbed his first Arsenal goal, Welbeck has rediscovered his animal instinct in the box. “He has played wide at Manchester United, never through the middle,” he said. “You lose a little bit of that instinct to score and also that pressure, which is a bit animalistic. The £16million forward opened his Gunners account in their 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday. Three strikes in under four minutes from Mesut Ozil, Welbeck and Aly Cissokho’s own goal saw Arsenal hit back after their 2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund. Press Associationlast_img read more

Anna Shkudun and Syracuse take down St. John’s to improve to 6-0

first_imgAnna Shkudun knelt slightly, released the ball from her grasp and loaded before the match’s final point. Another powerful serve. Another ace. Another victory.Shkudun met St. John’s junior Natallia Vavulina at the net and shook hands. But then they embraced one another, smiling, hugging and kissing. Shkudun, a native of Ukraine, and Vavulina, from Belarus, had met “a lot of times,” before International Tennis Federation tournaments, Shkudun said.But despite being happy to see Vavulina again, Shkudun said she had to stay focused.“When you’re on the court, you’re just fighting,” Shkudun said. “Doesn’t matter who’s your opponent, you’re on the court, you have tennis to play.”Shkudun, SU’s No. 1 singles player, defeated Vavulina, 7-5, 6-4, and helped lead Syracuse to a 5-0 win over St. John’s on Sunday at Drumlins Country Club in a match it controlled from the start. Just 27 minutes in, the Orange captured its first doubles win. Four singles victories later, SU sealed the win. Syracuse’s 6-0 start to the season is its best since 2009.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter what Shkudun called a “disappointing” loss in doubles play, she brought more vigor to her match with Vavulina. During one stretch in the second set, Shkudun turned in one vicious serve after another, forcing Vavulina to frenetically run from side to side, just to keep up. In the same set, Vavulina responded to a trio of Shkudun aces with a laugh, as if there was nothing she could do.“You cannot stop and just wait for the mistakes,” Shkudun said. “You have to do more and more to close the match and to feel more and more confidence.”Entering Sunday’s match, the Red Storm had won three of its last four matches. Less than 10 months ago, St. John’s advanced to the Big East final and, with much of last year’s team back this time around, brought an experienced team.But after helping Syracuse to its doubles victory, Valeria Salazar defeated Anna Morozova in her singles match, 6-2, 6-4, to put the Orange up 2-0. Libi Mesh followed with a 7-6 tiebreak win and 6-4 win to make it 3-0.Nicole Mitchell, normally a doubles-only player, was told she’d be playing for Gabriela Knutson because Knutson was sick. Unexpectedly called upon to fill a gap, Mitchell delivered a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 win.“I felt like I just wanted to go win for her because she wasn’t able to play,” Mitchell said. “It felt great out there.”Syracuse was able to pull away from St. John’s on Sunday. But it all started with Shkudun, whose dominant serve overpowered Vavulina, a player she was already familiar with.“It was funny to see her,” she said. Comments Published on February 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

D.O. Sportscast: Men’s basketball writers discuss Syracuse’s season, ACC awards and more

first_img Published on March 9, 2020 at 7:19 pm On this week’s edition of The D.O. Sportscast, the men’s basketball beat writers discuss Elijah Hughes being named to All-ACC first team. Later in the show, they recap the regular season and preview this week’s upcoming ACC tournament.Subscribe to Sportscast on Spotify and iTunes. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

UKGC sheds light on BetBright abrupt closure

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement on the closure and sale of former licensed incumbent BetBright.On Wednesday 6 March, BetBright announced its closure, having sold its entire technology stack and assets to London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings for £15 million.In its statement of closure, BetBright confirmed that all player funds and winnings would be repaid, with the online bookmaker allowing customers 30-days access to clear accounts.However, the bookmaker’s abrupt closure would garner criticism from its customers, as despite its £15 million sale, BetBright announced that it would treat all ante-post wagers as void.Overseeing the closure of BetBright, the UKGC issued a statement confirming that the bookmaker had been in a “very real possibility of going into insolvent liquidation if it remained open”.“This would have resulted in customers receiving no winnings and no refunds on stakes which had been placed,” it added. “This was a significant risk for BetBright’s customers and therefore we are content that the return of stakes, as part of an orderly closure of the business, is the best option available for the vast majority of customers in what is an unusual and difficult situation.”On day one of the Cheltenham Festival,BetBright Chairman Rich Ricci – the former Chief Executive of Corporate Finance at Barclays Bank – detailed that it has been a “difficult week” for everyone involved with the betting enterprise.“No one feels good about it,” he told ITV Racing. “It happens in business. People have lost their jobs. People have lost money. There is no profit gained by anyone else. It’s just a difficult situation and we’re just trying to do the best for everyone. We’ll see what happens.”Founded in 2013, by the enterprise team of the Brennan brothers (Marcus & Richard) and Tadhg O’Toole, fast growth BetBright had been branded as a ‘darling of the Dublin tech scene’.Furthermore, challenging industry norms the bookmaker had built its sportsbook product from the ground-up, choosing to avoid standard third-party platform provisions.Following Australian gambling giant Tabcorp Holdings declaring in 2018 that it had outlaid £50 million on its failed UK venture Sun Bets, analysts will be assessing whether the UK betting market maintains a place for new blood. UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Football clubs involvement and betting amongst panel topics at Esports BAR

first_imgCannes will soon play host to the Esports BAR, an event taking place between February 12-14th. There’s a host of content across the three days, with Esports Insider involved in two panels across the two days.First on the menu for team ESI is “What football clubs are doing in esports (and why it matters)”. The panel is made up of Dennis Andreas Nirtl, the CEO and Co-Founder of Stark Esports; Pedro Silva, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qwatti Esports Agency and Sergio Benet, General Manager of Valencia. The panel will look at how football clubs are entering the space and the various approaches that clubs have taken. There’s been a real assortment of approaches – but what works best?This is the second iteration of the Esports BAR in CannesThere’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than being in the South of France with an idyllic backdrop listening to Adam Savinson, Head of Esports at Betway Group share insight with James Watson, Head of Esports at Sportradar and Suraj Gosai, Co-Founder & CEO of Blinkpool. Pulling the strings, and keeping the panel on the straight and narrow will be none other than the bastion of esports integrity, ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith. The panel will look at the challenges around esports betting and consider publishers will become more open to betting sponsors in the future. Other panels and speeches at the event include a presentation on the Blockchain Effect on esports from Millennial Esports CEO Alex Igelman, esports sponsorship and an interesting look at China – considering often inflated and questionable figures coming from the East. There’s a host of speakers lined up, with the likes of Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic heading out there as well as Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL and Patrick Chapman, Gaming and Esports Partnerships at Facebook.Esports Insider will be in attendance for the entire event so do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a meeting using   Sam Cooke, Editor of Esports Insider said: “The event looks like it’ll be a corker out in Cannes and we’re excited to have worked with Esports BAR to help bring two panels on topics that we consider of great relevance to the industry. The speakers are each fantastic so if you’re out in Cannes, don’t miss them”. Disclaimer: Esports Insider is a media partner of Esports BAR.last_img read more

Ronaldo asked me to join Juventus after Nations League final – Man Utd target de Ligt

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo (left) told Matthijs de Ligt (right) he should join Juventus this summer Plenty of clubs are interested in De Ligt and perhaps Juventus will throw their hat in the ring He helped his boyhood side to a domestic double and they came within seconds of reaching the Champions League final before Tottenham scored a last-gasp winner in the semi-finals.Manchester United and Barcelona have both been heavily linked with De Ligt and Liverpool are also understood to be interested.Whether or not Ronaldo’s comments were in jest remain to be seen but the Dutchman is to weigh up his options.‘Now I will go on vacation, I’ll think carefully about what is best for me and then I’ll decide. For a young player like me, it’s important to go to a club where I can play consistently. That’s the main issue,’ he concluded. ‘He asked me to come to Juventus,’ the 19-year-old told NOS. ‘I was a little shocked by that question, that’s why I laughed. I didn’t understand him at first.De Ligt and Virgil van Dijk formed a solid partnership at the back for Ronald Koeman’s side but Goncalo Guedes scored the decisive goal.The young central defender has a host of top European clubs chasing him this summer and it seems inevitable that he will leave Ajax.center_img Ronaldo was clearly impressed by the powerful young central defender in the Nations League Cristiano Ronaldo told Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt to join Juventus in the wake of Portugal’s UEFA Nations League win over Holland.De Ligt’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Estadio Dragao but he was seen laughing with Ronaldo after the final whistle.When asked what the conversation was about, he revealed that the legendary forward was trying to recruit him for the Italian champions.last_img read more

Cairo Clash: Coach Bradley selects 25 players for training camp

first_imgEgyptian coach Bob Bradley made just two changes in his final squad for the second-leg World Cup playoff against Ghana.Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady and Ahly’s Abdallah El-Said were the only players dropped from the 25-man squad announced on Sunday.The American trainer decided to keep faith with majority of his players who suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Ghana in the first leg encounter in Kumasi.Bradley will however be hoping to capitalize on Al Ahly’s Champions League triumph to instigate a football miracle against the Black Stars on November 19.The squad will begin preparations towards the game that will be played at the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo on Tuesday.Egypt’s Full squad Goalkeepers:Sherif Ekrami (Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Masry) and Mohamed Sobhi (Ismaily)Defenders:Wael Gomaa, Mohamed Naguib, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Shedid, Sayed Moawad, Sherif Abdel-Fadil (all Ahly), Hazem Emam,  and Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Zamalek)Midfielders:Mohamed Abou-Treika, Hossam Ashour, Walid Soliman (Ahly), Hossam Ghaly (Lierse, Belgium), Ibrahim Salah (Al-Orouba, Saudi Arabia), Hosni Abd-Rabou (Ismaily) , Mohamed El-Neny (FC Basel, Suisse), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ (Luzern, Switzerland).Strikers:Ahmed Eid Abdel-Malek, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’, (both Zamalek), Amr Zaki (Al-Siliya, Kuwait), Mohamed Nagy “Gedo” (Hull City, England), Mohamed Salah (FC Basel, Switzerland).last_img read more

Baba Rahman features as Chelsea cruise to easy victory in FA Cup fourth round

first_imgGhana international Baba Rahman made his first start under Guus Hiddink as Chelsea made light work of booking a place in the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup.An Oscar hat trick lit up Chelsea’s 5-1 win at MK Dons, his first coming after just 15 minutes. Kyle McFadzean tried to pass back to goalkeeper David Martin but it was woefully short, and that allowed Diego Costa to intercept and square for Oscar to slide the ball home.But within six minutes the Championship team were level. Darren Potter attempted a hopeful shot from just outside the D which hit the onrushing Nemanja Matic and looped over the helpless Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea had the second goal their play richly deserved in the 32nd minute, Ruben Loftus-Cheek feeding in Oscar for a well-taken effort.And Oscar completed his hat trick a minute before half-time, running with the ball from the left wing, cutting inside before curling a fine shot past Martin.Hazard finally scored his first goal of the season in the 55th minute, from the penalty spot after he himself had been tripped. The fifth came via substitute Bertrand Traore, netting his first Chelsea goal from Hazard’s cut back.Chelsea could have run up double figures in a commanding display.Everton eased into the fifth round as early goals from Arouna Kone and Aaron Lennon and a deflected Ross Barkley strike steered them to a comfortable 3-0 win at Carlisle United.Kone opened the scoring by tapping in with only around 90 seconds of the tie gone before Lennon doubled the Toffees’ advantage in the 14th minute. Carlisle — back playing at their Brunton Park home for only the second time since last month’s devastating floods — had threatened in between via a Derek Asamoah shot and did their best to cause their Premier League visitors problems thereafter.But the contest was effectively settled in the 65th minute when Barkley sent a shot in off Mark Ellis from the edge of the box.The win provided a timely boost for Everton and their manager Roberto Martinez, four days on from their Capital One Cup semifinal defeat to Manchester City.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Lakers’ Byron Scott downplays being one defeat away from tying last year’s loss total

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Scott envisioned the Lakers ranking at least 15th in total defense after they finished 29th out of 30 NBA teams last season in points allowed (109.2), 24th in defensive field goal percentage (46.8) and 30th in fast-break points allowed (16.7). But the Lakers experienced only a slight improvement. They currently rank 28th in total defense (104.8), 28th in defensive field goal percentage (46.3) and 26th in fast break points allowed (14.7).Both Lakers forwards Wesley Johnson and Jordan Hill said Scott spent more time teaching defense than D’Antoni. They also credit Scott holding players more accountable. “Byron is all about the defense. If he doesn’t see any improvement in that, he’s going to pull you out,” Hill said. “Mike is an offensive coach. He knows his stuff on offense. We did defensive stuff. But he just wants the ball to get into the basket.”That perhaps explains why last year’s team boded better offensively. It finished 11th in total offense (103 points), 14th in field-goal percentage (45.0) and third in 3-point shooting (38.4). Scott’s more deliberate offense ranks 17th overall (98.8 points), 25th in field-goal percentage (43.6) and 18th in 3-point shooting (34.1). Scott noted he installed more basic schemes than he had on other teams, knowing he does not have a high-caliber point guard as he did in New Jersey (Jason Kidd) and New Orleans (Chris Paul). Last year’s Lakers also suffered double-digit blowouts in 32 games, while this year’s team has lost by such margins 23 times. “We’re moving in the right direction,” Kelly said. “Obviously there was a level of turmoil this year when Kobe was down again and he’s a big part of what we’re doing and we have to find yourself all over again as a team. But I think guys have continued to compete.” The circumstances vary from each player on both teams.Hill enjoyed career-highs this season in points (12.3) and rebounds (8.2), noting he feels more comfortable as a mid-range shooter under Scott. But Kelly has experienced a decrease in points (8.0, 5.6) and shooting percentage (42.3, 33) partly because he has played at times at small forward instead of his natural position at power forward. Johnson notched a career-high in points this season (9.7) and prefers Scott playing him at small forward over D’Antoni featuring him at power forward. But Lakers forward Nick Young has shot a career-low 36.6 percent and occasionally clashed with Scott over playing time before his knee injury that sidelined him for the past month. “It’s been so negative this year,” Young said. “There’s no joy and fun.” But most player accounts align with Scott’s. They argue the numerous injuries and new personnel make any comparisons to last year’s team unfair. “My biggest thing is, ‘Did we improve?’” Scott said. “On both ends of the floor I think we did. To me that’s the most important thing.”Injury updateLakers guard Wayne Ellington will sit out the remainder of the 2014-15 season after an MRI showed a grade 1 right shoulder separation. The proud Laker gushed about how “this organization is all about championships.” He called the roster “very competitive.” On the Lakers’ rebuilding timeline, he maintained “I don’t see this as a long process.”But nearly eight months after his introductory press conference as the Lakers’ coach, Byron Scott has witnessed something foreign to when he won three NBA championships during the “Showtime Era.” The Lakers (20-54) enter Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) at Staples Center only one defeat away from tying last season’s loss total. That group went 27-55, which both matched the Lakers’ worst record in L.A. franchise history and fueled a disgruntled fanbase favoring Mike D’Antoni’s resignation.“I’m not looking at what last year’s team did,” Scott said. “It’s unfair to this team to look at what the team did last year.”center_img Scott admitted the development “gives me more incentive” in accelerating the Lakers’ rebuilding process in the three years left on his contract following the 2014-15 campaign. But Scott quickly pointed out the Lakers’ different personnel.From last year’s team, the Lakers lost an elite post player (Pau Gasol), a worthy backup (Chris Kaman), a dependable outside shooter (Jodie Meeks) and two reliable playmakers (Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar). That squad also featured players missing a combined 319 games due to injuries, the most notable to Kobe Bryant (six games) and Steve Nash (15 games). This season’s Lakers featured five season-ending injuries to Bryant (35 games), Nash (zero games) Julius Randle (one game), Ronnie Price (43 games) and Xavier Henry (nine games).Yet, Scott remained adamant the team has improved.“From a defensive standpoint, we’ve made some big-time improvements,” Scott said. “We’ve gotten better offensively.”The numbers present a more nuanced picture. last_img read more