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  • Powder Substance At Honda Not Toxic; Production Resumes *Update*

    first_imgUpdate (1:52 p.m.)We’re learning the powdered substance has been tested and police determine it is non-toxic and does not pose as a safety risk.Honda spokesman Anita Sipes says the substance was discovered along with a written note inside the manufacturing facility. State and local authorities were notified immediately.“Because the health and safety of our associates and their families is our highest priority, we stopped production during testing,” Sipes said.The Greensburg plant is working with law enforcement to investigate the criminal nature of the note. Production has resumed at the plant, Sipes added.First Report (12:30 p.m.)GREENSBURG, Ind. – An “unknown substance” was discovered at the Honda Plant in Greensburg Thursday morning.Greensburg Police and state troopers were called after the powder substance was found at the manufacturing plant.Spokesman Anita Sipes said a line had been shut down.Stay tuned to WRBI for any new details in this developing story.last_img read more

  • Kennedale Speedway Park hosts Showdown special this weekend

    first_imgKENNEDALE, Texas (Sept. 30) – Kennedale Speedway Park’s seventh annual Showdown special is this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, with four IMCA divisions on the card. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start their 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature. First place in both the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod features is good for $1,500 while the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature pays $1,000 to win. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 for practice and registration. Pit passes that evening are $15 and grandstand admission is free. A party in the pits follows. On Friday, Oct. 4, gates open at 3 p.m., the draw closes at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Gates also open at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, the draw closes at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m.Pit passes are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Friday’s grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-11. Saturday admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Youngsters five and under get in free both days.More information about the Showdown is available by calling the track office at 817 478-7223 or 817 988-7433last_img read more

  • Leary to head building management at USC

    first_imgAfter working for 40 years in Las Vegas, Thomas Leary was officially appointed Monday to oversee all of USC’s Capital Construction, which coordinates building and renovation used with university funds.Experienced · Thomas Leary was appointed the new Vice President of Capital Construction and Facilities Management at USC. – Robin Laird | Daily Trojan Leary will also oversee Facilities Management, which maintains the buildings on both the University Park and Health Sciences Campuses.“It’s a beautiful, beautiful campus,” Leary said. “I come from the Philadelphia area, and they have Drexel and Penn and Temple, and I can tell you now that none of those campuses are as nice as this.”Leary will be in charge of making sure the buildings run properly in terms of heating, cooling, electricity and other safety aspects. He will also make sure that there are enough funds for earthquake remediation and overseeing the construction of new buildings.“The complexity of running this campus and the medical campus is quite a significant responsibility,” said USC Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Robert Abeles.Abeles also hopes that Leary will be able to bring new ideas from his past experiences on how to run the university.“I have certain ideas on how the design process and the construction process should be conducted,” Leary said. “I’ve seen the wrong way to do things and the right way to do things. I don’t know how they do things here — I’m just getting my feet wet.”Leary has worked in the construction and renovation industry for about 40 years, spending the first 20 years mostly in construction and the past 20 working on the development, managing design and legal aspects of renovation and construction projects. He spent the past 12 years working for the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, and was one of four primary project managers on the City Center, a $9 billion complex with hotels, residences, dining, shopping and spas.“The university has significant expansion plans on both the campus here and the medical campus,” Abeles said. “He’ll be involved with those decisions and how to get those buildings built over time, because of his background, Leary will provide a different perspective on the way the University is currently operated.”last_img read more

  • Pollitt wins Syracuse’s first ACC hurdling championship, blossoms into team leader

    first_img Published on April 23, 2014 at 1:15 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Donald Pollitt recites phrases to himself right before every race to get into the right mind-set. “You worked so hard to get to this point. These guys are nothing. They do the same things you do. They’re not that better than you. “I can run with these guys.”The Syracuse junior hurdler ran past his competition on April 19, winning the Atlantic Coast Conference 110-meter hurdles in 13.81 seconds. It was just the next step in an impressive season for Pollitt, who is not only solidifying himself as one of the leaders of a dominant hurdling team, but is building the strongest individual hurdling season since former SU runner Jarret Eaton won the national championships in 2012.Pollitt credits that success in part to his pregame pump-up routine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve got to be aggressive and reckless,” Pollittt said. “Just run through the hurdles, don’t hold anything back. Don’t think about anything, just do it.”SU sprints and hurdles coach Dave Hegland, who coached Eaton for four years, recognizes that while Eaton and Pollitt are each confident runners, they have distinctive style differences. Hegland emphasized Pollitt’s stamina and ability to speed up late in races. He said those factors help counterbalance the height and strength that were Eaton’s greatest strengths.“I think (Pollitt)’s really as good as anyone in the country in the last three or four hurdles,” Hegland said. “He’s fantastic there.”Pollitt thinks he has finally emerged from Eaton’s shadow.In the indoor season, Pollitt made his first-ever NCAA Indoor National Championships and earned second-team All-American honors for his 12th place finish. Pollitt has had an even stronger start to his outdoor season, winning the 110-meter hurdles at the ACC Outdoor Championships.Eaton, who is Syracuse’s lone track and field national champion, graduated two years ago, but still trained with the team until leaving recently to continue his professional career.Once he left, Pollitt started to find his stride as a leader. “I can say that I’m coming into my own,” Pollitt said. “Jarret can’t go to the meets with us, so I felt that I, and my teammates as well, had to take that responsibility (of being a leader).”Pollitt, and fifth-year hurdler Amadou Gueye, have assumed the leadership duties in mentoring young hurdlers, such as freshman Freddie Crittenden, in hopes of continuing the program’s recent success in hurdling.Gueye even thinks that he and Pollitt have been more of a vocal presence than Eaton, who was more likely to lead by example. “People see that and kind of follow in our footsteps,” Gueye said. “I think we’re doing a pretty good job of filling his shoes — massive shoes to fill, obviously — but I think he and I have done a really good job of taking over for him.”Gueye recognizes that since he’ll be leaving after this season, Pollitt will be the most experienced hurdler left and will be looked up to by everyone else. He also believes that Pollitt will succeed as a leader as he has already seen him mentor some of the younger players. “(Pollitt) is pointing out things that I should watch for, like diet and different things that freshmen usually struggle with,” Crittenden said. “He’ll always point out the small things that I need to pay attention to, and that’s helping me out a lot.”With Pollitt rising to the occasion, the entire hurdling team has been successful this outdoor season. After setting multiple personal bests during the first two weeks of the outdoor season, the team dominated the ACC Outdoor Championships’ 110-meter hurdles event, with four hurdlers placing within the top seven — Pollitt taking first, Crittenden second, Gaye fourth and junior Darren McCluskey seventh.“It just shows that the program we have here at SU is growing and it’s getting better each year,” Pollitt said. “The program we have here is one of the greatest ones in the country.” Commentslast_img read more

  • Men’s hockey: Badgers look excellent in home opener, sweep No. 12 Boston College

    first_imgIs the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team back? After an underwhelming 2017-18 season in which the Red went a lackluster 14-19-3 overall (8-13-2-1 conference), the squad opened their new season with a sweep of one of the better teams in college hockey, No. 12 Boston College. In the regular season opener Friday night at the Kohl Center, the Badgers were able to dominate both sides of the ice, emerging victorious 3–0. The first period was very defensive, with only 12 shots combined, ending in a 0–0 draw, something that could be expected of two teams playing their first real game of the year. But the struggle to find the back of the net in the first led to a great deal of tension that lasted the entire series, with pushing and shoving from both the Badgers and Eagles coming after almost every whistle all weekend.Football: Well, you can’t win ’em allI usually wake up on Saturday mornings with low expectations for our Badgers. “Maybe they win, maybe they lose,” I Read…While the first period was all about physicality and defense, the second and third were when the offenses tried to get going a bit more. The Badgers started on the attack from the second the puck dropped and with 13:43 left on the clock, got a momentum-changing goal from Freshman K’Andre Miller, the New York Rangers 22nd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The goal visibly upset Boston College, who appeared to play less as a team and more as individuals. Instead of setting up an offensive set and working for a good shot, the Eagles began rushing and looking for fast break, isolation opportunities. But every time Boston College got a fast break, UW goalkeeper Jack Berry was there to save the day, finishing with an astounding 29 saves and zero goals allowed. Wisconsin’s defense led to more offense, and with four minutes left in the second period, freshman Mick Messner broke the game open 2–0 off of his own shot deflection. The Badgers never looked back, getting another goal from sophomore Tarek Baker with 31 seconds left on the clock in the third on an open net.Friday may have been a defensive battle, but Saturday’s matchup was all about the offense. Goals came from everyone and everywhere, but the Badgers came out on top 7–5 to complete the sweep. Just 38 seconds after the opening drop, right wing Sean Dhooghe started things off by poking one past Boston College goalkeeper Joseph Woll. Less than a minute later, Eagles forward Oliver Wahlstrom tied it up at 1–1 but the Badger attack continued nonetheless, and within minutes took back the lead with a goal from sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk.Badgers unable to overcome Michigan defense, lose 38-13 in Ann ArborSaturday night in a highly anticipated match-up between No. 12 University of Michigan and the No. 15 University of Wisconsin, Read…The second period was a story of highs and lows from Wisconsin, who took a 4–1 lead on back to back goals from Tarek Baker and Will Johnson, but then proceeded to give it all away in the last five minutes. Boston College scored three straight goals to tie it up, two of which were from wing David Cotton, who ended up finishing with a hat-trick. But the Badgers didn’t let it get to them, netting another set of goals from Linus Weissbach and Brock Caufield to go up 6–4. BC then went on to get one more before Kalynuk got his second score of the game to seal the win at 7–5 with five seconds left.When asked about starting out 2–0 in a conversation with UW Athletics, coach Tony Granato downplayed the team’s early-season success.“There’s lots of areas that we can get better in, but the one thing that we know we have, we’ve got workers, guys that play hard, energy and a lot of young players,” said Granato.Let’s hope that work keeps up and the Badgers can keep the wins coming on their upcoming road trip at Clarkson before returning to the Kohl Center for another back to back Oct. 26 and 27 with Michigan Tech.last_img read more

  • USC ends disassociation with Bush

    first_imgUSC running back legend Reggie Bush’s disassociation with USC ended Wednesday, the 10-year anniversary of the NCAA-mandated sanction. (Daily Trojan file photo) Bush is one of the most accomplished athletes in college football history. He compiled 3,169 yards — the eighth most in USC history — and 25 touchdowns on the ground in his career, adding 1,301 yards and 13 touchdowns receiving. Bush also picked up four touchdowns and more than 2,000 yards on kick and punt returns, finishing fourth and sixth in yardage between the two. Many of his stats have been vacated as part of the sanctions. Bush’s 7.3 yards per carry are the most in NCAA history. He led the nation in all-purpose yards in 2005 en route to winning the Heisman Trophy, which he forfeited in 2010. That trophy remains forfeited despite the disassociation. Bush could not be a part of the Trojans’ program in any capacity throughout the dissociation period — including an on-campus presence ban. However, he was allowed to appear at the Coliseum as a college football analyst with Fox Sports this past season, and his name and stats were part of a recent USC media guide — accompanied by an asterisk.  The running back has been in the shadows of the football program as part of one of the harshest punishments the NCAA has ever laid down on a program and athlete. This followed the investigation of a four-year benefit program from his agent that provided cash, travel expenses and a San Diego home for his parents, among other benefits.  “Throughout [my hiring] process, one of the consistent themes that emerged from my discussions was how much Reggie Bush means to our former players, USC alumni, and fans everywhere,” athletic director Mike Bohn said in the same press release. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know Reggie and so many of his teammates, and I’m pleased his disassociation has ended so that we can welcome him back to our family. I’m confident that Reggie will use his incredible platform and influential voice to support and empower all of our student-athletes.” “I’ve dreamed of this day for 10-plus years, and I’m excited to come home!” Bush said in a USC Athletics press release.  The program’s penalty included USC football being banned from two postseasons and losing 30 scholarship spots for three years, each beginning in 2010. The NCAA also mandated that the Trojans vacate 14 wins and one loss between 2004 and 2005 — a ruling that holds despite the dissociation’s end.  “To say that I don’t want it back would be a lie,” Bush told Colin Cowherd on The Herd later Wednesday about his Heisman. “100% I want my Heisman Trophy back, but also, at the same time, I’m more focused on the kids now because what happened to me is in the past.”center_img Ten years after the NCAA mandated former USC football star Reggie Bush to completely separate from the USC brand, the Athletic Department announced Wednesday that it is ending its disassociation with Bush.  “[I’m] excited to be back,” Bush said on The Herd. “Can’t wait to get to the University and get to know some of the young players there and start to help initiate change and just help bring back greatness to USC.” This article was updated at 2:09 p.m. with quotes from Bush originally made on The Herd. For the past year, many have been clamoring for Bush’s return to USC, with “Free Reggie” becoming a rallying cry for USC students, fans and community members alike. The USC Athletics homepage Wednesday featured a full-screen message with the words “He’s Back” over a picture of Bush as well as a video highlighting his accomplishments both on the Coliseum field and in the surrounding Los Angeles community.  It is still unclear what the full implications of reinstatement will look like for both Bush and Mayo. The possibility of re-retiring Bush’s famed No. 5 has been speculated, including Bush’s oversized jersey joining the six other retired ones on the staircases by the Coliseum peristyle entrance and his brand becoming a part of the football program’s effort to boost recruiting in Southern California. According to a 2017 NCAA ruling by the Committee on Infractions, the mandated dissociation between a school and an athlete is limited to a 10-year period. Bush’s sanction started June 10, 2010. Former USC basketball guard O.J. Mayo’s dissociation with the University also ends today since both he and Bush were part of the same investigation probe. Mayo, who went on to play in the NBA and internationally, received Pac-10 Honors and averaged 20.7 points during his 2008 freshman year but is alleged to have also received illegal benefits. He is still the highest drafted player in the basketball program’s history. last_img read more

  • Dylan Hartley to have hearing tomorrow

    first_imgDylan Hartley’s hearing will be held tomorrow in London following his citing.The Northampton and England Prop was red carded during the Saints defeat to Leinster last Friday night after he struck Sean O’Brien.Under World Rugby’s Sanctions a striking ban can be anything from 2 to 52 weeks.last_img

  • Taylor ready for World Title fight

    first_imgTaylor says she’s happy to get another win under her belt. Katie Taylor says she’s ready for a world title fight after comfortably overcoming her latest opponent.She enjoyed a third round stoppage over Jasmine Clarkson at the Barclays Centre in New York for her sixth win since turning professional.It’s thought a shot at a world title could happen in Ireland before the end of the year.last_img

  • New faces expected for Waterford clash

    first_imgThe bench will be emptied by Tipp senior hurling management in their League games this season.That’s according to their goalkeeping coach, Toomevara’s Ken Dunne, who says the panel is looking strong.He says a number of new faces will feature again this weekend, in Tipp’s second outing – this time against Waterford in Semple Stadium. Speaking following Tipp’s loss to Clare last weekend, Dunne said the league is an opportunity to see new players in actionThrow in is at 7pm on Saturday evening, and there’ll be full live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh.last_img read more

  • “I left Olympics after some fans abused me physically”- Prince George Koffie

    first_imgFormer Great Olympics head coach, Prince George Koffie, had opened the lid on why he quit his post at the club earlier this month.Koffie’s resignation was announced on February 7 by the club and they confirmed the news receiving the coach’s notice of departure.Koffie decided to quit after Olympics’ 1-0 home loss to WAFA in Week 7 of the Ghana Premier League.In an interview with TV3, Koffie revealed that some of the team attacked him after the said match and that was when he decided to walk away.“After the match against WAFA, a section of the fans were not happy and they expressed their reservations through utterances.One of them attacked me and he assaulted me physically. Even when the team was winning matches, some fans were not happy with how things were being done and so, they made some submissions that I believed were negative.Some experienced players were not being used in matches due to injuries and I expected the fans to come to me or the management for answers but they did not not do that. They rather made some utterances and I felt that was unfair.”Koffi’s tenure at the club saw him record 2 wins, a draw and 4 losses.Annor Walker has been put in charge of the club and his first assignment was the MTN FA Cup Round of 64 victory over Mighty Jets. Olympics won that match 2-0 to make it to the Round of 32.Olympics travel to Medeama in Week 12 of the Ghana Premier League.last_img read more