Nathan James Schwegman

first_imgNathan J. Schwegman, age 34 of Batesville (Happy Valley), Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Born August 24, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio he is the son of Terry and Bev (nee: Brunemann) Schwegman.He is a graduate of Batesville High School (Southeastern Career Center) and attended Cincinnati State Technical College.  He worked as a welder and in construction, both trades closest to his heart.  Nathan’s passion was woodworking, doing tattoos, fishing and spending time with his two children, Aidan and Genevie.Nathan is survived by his parents, Terry and Bev, son, Aidan Nathaniel, daughter, Genevie Rose, two brothers, Shawn and Ryan Schwegman, along with his nephew, Kieran Schwegman and  niece, Kelsey Schwegman.Visitation will be Monday, October 23rd from 9-12 followed by a 12:00PM Celebration of Life all at St. Mary of the Rock Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   Fr. Robert Obermeyer officiating.Donations in his memory, may be given to the Schwegman Children Memorial Fund through Mainsource Bank.  The family will be making a donation to The Salvation Army Harbor Light Rehab Center in Indianapolis in support of drug addiction recovery.    Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

D’Tigers get new head coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Oguchi named D’Tigers player of the decade D’Tigers star distributes COVID-19 relief materials D’Tigers’ captain hints at retirement The Nigerian Basketball Federation has appointed Mike Brown as the new head coach of the men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers. Prior to his appointment, the 49-year-old coach was the associate head coach of the NBA team, Golden State Warriors. Brown expressed his delight joining the Nigerian team. He said: “I am honoured and humbled that Musa Kida and the Nigerian Basketball Federation have given me this opportunity. “The Nigerian Basketball Federation has been very professional and organised throughout the vetting process. “They want to continue to build a world-team and organisation on and off the court.” Brown will replace Coach Alex Nwora who was appointed as head in 2017 and in charge of the team during the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket, World Cup African qualifiers, and 2019 FIBA World Cup. Nwora will support Brown as an assistant. Brown’s immediate responsibility will be to put a team together and get them ready ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which begins on July 24 in Tokyo, Japan. He said: “I have learned that the vision is to provide the team with the necessary resources to compete at the highest level. “Their commitment will enable players and coaches to focus their energy on competing at the highest possible level every time we step on the basketball court.” Brown’s record includes leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the franchise’s first NBA Finals in 2007 and winning the NBA Coach of the Year in 2009. “He was the head coach of the Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010, and also during the 2013-14 season. He coached the Lakers in 2011-12, and led the Golden State Warriors to a 11-0 record while Steve Kerr was away due to his back surgery during the 2016-17 playoffs. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be the team’s third consecutive appearance. In the two appearances so far – London 2012 and Rio 2016 – the team only won one game each and failed to advance from the group stage. Brown’s goal will be to improve on that performance.Tags: Alex NworaD’TigersGolden State WarriorsMike BrownMusa KidaNigeria Basketball Federationlast_img read more

Hammers rule out new Pogatetz deal

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club will not be extending on-loan defender Emanuel Pogatetz’s stay at the club. Press Association Austria international Pogatetz joined from German side Wolfsburg during January’s transfer window on a loan deal until the end of the season. Pogatetz has made only a handful of appearances with the Hammers though, mainly as a substitute, and Allardyce has decided he will not be looking to retain the 30-year-old. Allardyce said ahead of West Ham’s final Barclays Premier League match at home to Reading on Sunday, according to the London club’s Twitter account: “We’ve already said to Pogatetz thanks very much, he’s been a fantastic professional but it won’t be extended, and we’ll decide on the others after the game.” last_img read more

New Sunderland deal for Wickham

first_img Press Association Wickham, who signed from Ipswich for £8.1million in 2011, has found the net three times in the current campaign, twice in the league. Having tied the 21-year-old down until 2019, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said: “I’m delighted that Connor has committed his future to us for the next few years. After his contribution at the end of last year, he has continued to improve his football and become an important part of our team. “He keeps learning, he is able to adapt to different positions up front and he is enjoying our philosophy of play so I’m really looking forward to keep working with him for the benefit of our club. “I think it was very important to tie down a young English centre forward as there are not many around; this shows clearly the way this football club wants to progress.” Prior to Wickham’s rich vein of form at the tail end of last season he had largely failed to live up to his teenage promise at the Stadium of Light and had previously been sent on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds. The England Under-21 international, whose five goals in three games in April played a major part in keeping the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier League, was due to be out of contract in the summer. Had new terms not been agreed he would have been able to sign a pre-contract overseas in January, while closer to home the likes of West Ham and Crystal Palace have reportedly shown interest. center_img Striker Connor Wickham has signed a new four-year deal with Sunderland.last_img read more

New Zealand hold slim edge

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – India began the second day needing a big effort just to stay alive in the Christchurch Test, but so big was their bowling effort they ended up with a first-innings lead of seven runs.However, another lower-order rally by New Zealand followed by yet another varied and special bowling performance brought them right back into the contest.After a 16-wicket day, India were 97 ahead with four wickets in hand.One of the six wickets lost was nightwatchman Umesh Yadav.There was a bit of everything to enjoy for bowling enthusiasts: Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah looked unplayable for three hours with their seam and swing, Trent Boult swung the ball, Tim Southee used the surprise bouncer, Colin de Grandhomme mixed swing and seam, and Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson found disconcerting bounce.Throw in two wickets and a superman catch for Ravindra Jadeja, Jamieson’s innings of 49 and 51-run partnership with Wagner, Virat Kohli’s pumped-up reactions to New Zealand’s players and crowds followed by another early dismissal to end a personally dismal tour, and you had a day bursting at the seams with action.This was a pitch unlike any seen in New Zealand in recent times.It quickened up from day one and allowed more seam movement, which brought Shami and Bumrah right into the game.However, it is one thing to have conducive conditions and quite another to barge through on the back of them from so far out of the game.India had toiled for 23 overs on the first evening for no wicket, and began the day just 179 runs in lead.They were handed a lifeline through the prodigious seam, but they also corrected their lengths accordingly from the first evening.It was also their skill and pace that made life difficult for the batsmen.They also had to show fitness: Bumrah had to bowl a spell in each of the four hours that India were on the field, Shami bowled 12 overs unchanged either side of lunch followed by another spell after a half-hour break.While it was Yadav who got India the first breakthrough, Shami and Bumrah were the ones who tortured the batsmen with their seam movement.Bumrah’s seam movement accounted for the early dismissal of Kane Williamson, who played at a wide ball he would have left alone otherwise.Kohli, looking away from his team, evidently let out a Hindi expletive but didn’t get in the personal space of the batsman. This was not even close to the most pumped up he would be on the day.Ross Taylor and Tom Latham batted with better intent, adding 40 in little over 10 overs, but Taylor perished trying to dominate the weak link on paper, Jadeja.He stepped out in premeditated fashion, and didn’t have a bail-out option when Jadeja pulled the length back. Yadav then took an amazing catch running back from point, despite over-running the ball a little.It was still not panic stations as Latham and Henry Nicholls got into a partnership.The heart of the resistance, Latham had been excellent in his judgement until he left one ball too full from Shami, and it hit his stumps. Moments later, Kohli dived in front at second slip to send Nicholls back. He was so pumped up he was asking the crowd to “shut the **** up” by now.The lunch break came at the right time for India as Bumrah and Shami came back well rested, and unleashed hell.They were now bowling 145kmph legcutters regularly, hoping at times that it would seam less so as to take the edge.That wasn’t needed with BJ Watling and Tim Southee, who fell in the same Bumrah over.Watling, tied down for no run off 15 balls, tried to break the shackles with a big drive, but found a diving Jadeja at point.Southee could be forgiven for just poking at one; the bowling was just too good.de Grandhomme and Jamieson then started to play their drives, and as both the main bowlers came off they saw an opportunity. Only for Jadeja to rip one past the outside edge and into the off stump of de Grandhomme for 26 off 44.At this point, India’s high-risk batting in the first innings looked like a masterstroke.New Zealand had survived for only two overs fewer than India, but they were 65 behind. It didn’t look like they would last much longer as Shami drew a top edge from a Wagner, which Hanuma Vihari dropped at fine leg.That catch would have made it 190 for 9, but instead Wagner went on to frustrate India even as Jamieson looked like the most comfortable batsmen on either side.Wagner finally nailed one hook after the partnership had crossed 51, but Jadeja intervened with an absolute stunner 20 metres off the deep backward square leg fence.It went flat and fast, but Jadeja moved sharply to his right, leapt up with his legs sort of cycling through the air and stuck his left hand out over his head to stun Wagner.Shami soon drew another top edge from Jamieson, one short of his fifty, to get India the lead.last_img read more

Students to work on Audi car technology

first_imgAudi has turned to a USC professor and five students to improve its automobile technology.The aim of the new three-year research initiative, which is called “Audi Urban Intelligent Assist,” which provides detailed information to drivers so they have a better sense of the driving conditions surrounding them.“Working on this project is good for the university and we will also be able to further our research,” said Petros Ioannou, professor and director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, which engages in transportation research.Ioannou’s team consists of masters student Brandon Foster, studying computer science, and Ph.D students Afshin Abadi studying electrical engineering aerospace & mechanical engineering, Tooraj Rajabioun, studying electrical engineering, Vadim Butakov, studying electrical engineering and Yun Wang, studying electrical engineering systems, who will receive funds for their work while the projects will help them work toward their degrees.The students were chosen based on their credentials, grades and ability to do research in the area, according to Ioannou.Ioannou said the USC students will be designing technology that cars cab utilize in large cities. For example, the car will know to take a different route if there is road construction or traffic congestion.Audi experts selected USC students to work on the project, which began Jan. 1, because the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies is well known for its research in vehicles, according to Ioannu.“Each student is responsible for a specific part of the project,” Rajabioun said. “This research is unique and no other universities are doing the same research. Therefore, at the end of this project, USC will be the first university to have this technology.”The vision is to develop Audi models that will recognize individual motorists behind the wheel, know preferred destinations, routes the motorists have most commonly traveled and the time needed to reach appointments. The car will be able to help the drivers detect and avoid dangerous situations as well.“The intent is to develop new technologies and make better use of the transportation system,” said Randolph Hall, associate director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology. “It connects us to one of the international auto producers and enables us to think forward.”Mansour Rahimi, associate professor and coordinator of the human factors laboratory, said the research project deals with the intelligence transportation systems.“This is not a new phenomenon or a new line of research, but safety and risk ultimately is a question of trust in technology,” Rahimi said. “With proper design and proper testing, however, one can minimize the hazards associated with the automated systems.”Along with USC, the University of California, Berkley, the University of California, San Diego and the University of Michigan are also contributing to the three-year project.“It is a great learning experience in mathematical modeling, traffic simulations and programming,” Rajabioun said. “The future connected Audi will basically take care of all the little things that make driving in the city tedious and dangers so that motorists can enjoy the drive and get to where they want to go efficiently, safely and comfortably.”last_img read more

Nassib earns Big East honors after record-setting game; Lemon questionable for game against USC

first_img Published on September 4, 2012 at 1:22 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Syracuse revealed a new up-tempo offensive system Saturday.Quarterback Ryan Nassib thrived in it. Nassib completed 45 of 66 passes for 470 yards against Northwestern, setting single-game program records in all three categories and earning Big East offensive player of the week honors.“I felt comfortable with the system. I really did,” Nassib said after SU’s 42-41 loss to the Wildcats. “I felt like we put up a lot of points. We’ve had success in practice. We were translating into the game but it wasn’t quite enough.”SU head coach Doug Marrone said the plays were all in the playbook last season, only the pace changed. The Orange went no-huddle throughout the game and Nassib directed the unit from the shotgun.It worked as well as Nassib and the SU coaches could’ve hoped. He leads the nation in passing yards after the prolific performance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn addition to the SU records, he tied the single-game, Big East completions record, and broke the conference single-game pass attempts record.Nassib also showed an ability to make plays with his legs, running a variety of quarterback keepers to finish with 30 yards rushing.“Ryan can handle a lot. I don’t worry about Ryan Nassib being able to handle anything,” Marrone said after the game. “He ran the ball. They did a nice job of changing up their scheme and he ran the ball.“Ball security out of the pocket was better and his footwork was better. He threw the ball really well. I don’t have a lot of issues with Ryan.”SU focused on improving special teamsMental lapses and broken plays on special teams overshadowed an otherwise impressive performance by Syracuse in the season opener against Northwestern.Despite a record day by Nassib, a combined 84 yards rushing by running backs Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, and 117 yards receiving by Marcus Sales, the Orange fell 42-41 to the Wildcats.“I feel like we are heading in the right direction and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us,” Marrone said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference Monday. “But we probably have more things to build on now than we’ve had in the past.”Marrone said going into week two after a 37-34 victory over Wake Forest last season, Syracuse had a long way to go. This season, the head coach said it’s time to build on the positives and move forward from the Orange’s disappointing loss.SU faces a daunting task this Saturday when it faces No. 1 Southern California at MetLife Stadium. And, an improved performance on special teams will be crucial against the Trojans.Wildcats running back Venric Mark returned two punts for 134 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown return. The kicks were good, Marrone said. The coverage was another story.“Obviously, we had two very good kicks,” Marrone said. “We had good hang, we kicked it very, very deep. What happened was we lost our contain.”Marrone said the Orange walked through the coverage to make sure the players knew their spots, which is critical for Saturday’s game against USC. The Trojans have a number of good kickoff returners, including Robert Woods and Marqise Lee.Lee took a kick return 100 yards for a touchdown in USC’s 49-10 victory over Hawaii, and Marrone said USC punt returner Nickell Robey is as “dynamic” as Mark.“We’re working on building on the positive,” Marrone said. “And getting ready for an opponent now that is the top-ranked team in the country.”Stevens in, Lemon questionable for USCSyracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon is day-to-day as he recovers from a lower body injury. Marrone said how he performs this week in workouts will determine if he can play against USC.“Alec Lemon, I really don’t know,” Marrone said. “Last week, when we worked him out before the game, we really didn’t feel very comfortable putting him back in that situation.”Wide receiver Adrian Flemming will return to practice and will “work himself in,” but likely won’t play against the Trojans.Marrone said tight end David Stevens, who has been working back from a lower-body injury, should be available to play Saturday. Stevens was in uniform against Northwestern and could’ve played if the team needed him. But Marrone said it was beneficial that he did not have to play since it gave him more rest. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC dominates in season-opening wins

first_imgFollow Kurtis on Twitter @legen_daryKurt In typical USC fashion, the women’s volleyball team steamrolled the competition in the season-opening Mortar Board Premier Tournament last weekend. After facing stiff competition in the opening match against No. 16 Purdue, the Women of Troy went on to dominate the following three matches, taking all nine sets they played en route to claiming the tournament crown.Airborne · Senior outside hitter Sara Shaw played in every set of USC’s tournament victory in the Mortar Board Premier. Shaw walked away with 21 kills and 17 digs in wins over Purdue, Western Kentucky and Alabama A&M. – Daily Trojan file photoUSC came into the tournament with lofty expectations, featuring a returning All-American in senior libero Natalie Hagglund and a top-five national preseason ranking, but the team’s true talent level came through on the court against the Purdue Boilermakers.After hitting a dismal .121 in a first-set loss to Purdue, who hosted the tournament, the Women of Troy turned things around in the second set. Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio led the charge with stellar offensive play, posting 12 kills on the match. USC led by as many as seven points in the set, and despite a last-minute run by the Boilermakers, USC shut the door with a kill by senior outside hitter Sara Shaw.The third set of the match was highly contested, seeing ten tied scores and five lead changes, but with the score tied at 20, the Women of Troy pulled ahead, as standout freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu earned a kill to reach a 22-20 lead and assisted on a block to pull away in the set. Bricio ensured the victory with a kill on the 25th point and the stage was set for USC to win their first match of the year in the next set.In the fourth set, the Trojans were able to capitalize on Purdue errors in the passing game, pulling ahead to an early 15-8 lead. Offensively, the trio of Bricio, Nwanebu and Shaw was enough to make quick work of the Boilermakers, as Hagglund and junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer were integral in setting up kills. With the offensive explosion setting the pace, USC held on to win by a final score of 25-16.The hard work wasn’t over for the Women of Troy, however, as they had to face another top-25 team in Western Kentucky the next day. The Hilltoppers were no match for USC, but gave the Women of Troy all they could handle in the early goings. WKU was feisty in the first set, making the opposition earn every point as USC grinded out a 25-23 victory. USC trailed by five at two separate times in the set, but fought its way back to the eventual                                        two-point win with gritty blocking and opportune kills.Though the first set was a nail-biter, the second two sets of the match proved to be more lopsided, as the USC defense clamped down and never let up. In the second set, USC allowed only nine kills en route to a 25-18 victory. The team won the third and decisive set by the same score, cruising to victory after sophomore middle blocker Alicia Ogoms tied the score at eight apiece early in the set. Bricio led the team with 15 points (good for a .444 hitting percentage) in the match, and Nwanebu led all players with 13 kills.With the first two matches wrapped up, all the Women of Troy needed to do to clinch the tournament championship was defeat unranked Alabama A&M. USC lived up to the challenge, as the team blasted its way to an impressive .435 hitting percentage and racked up 15 service aces. Defensively, the team held the Lady Bulldogs to an .043 hitting percentage en route to a three-set sweep, winning the sets by finals of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-9.Bricio, Hagglund and Nwanebu were named to the all-tournament team for their outstanding play during the weekend, and Bricio took home the title of tournament MVP.USC’s next challenge will come in the form of the Marquette Challenge, where it will face Texas Christian University and Marquette in Milwaukee, Wisc. on Friday. From there the team will travel south to face the Huskies of Northern Illinois Univeristy in DeKalb, Ill. on Saturday.last_img read more

McGregor’s punchy press performances proving popular with punters

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Almost as anticipated as the fight itself, last week’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor press conferences have evoked the imagination of punters.The tenacity of McGregor appears to have renewed faith from punters that he has something unpredictable planned for 26 August.Paddy Power’s Lee Evans told SBC: “We were forced to cut the odds on McGregor throwing a kick after a huge amount of interest from the punters. And, honestly, after the press conferences so far, could you really rule it out?”Whilst boxing pundits remain dubious about McGregor’s chances, the Irishman has promised to defeat Mayweather in four rounds, a promise, it seems, that punters have faith he’ll keep. Price said that he was ‘hardly surprised’ that punters have shown a ‘decent amount of interest in the fourth round knockout, because Mystic Mac gets it right more often than not – and certainly more often than the bookie’.William Hill also reported a huge surge in support for McGregor, revealing that 83% of all bets on the bout have been on a McGregor victory.William Hill Spokesman Tony Kenny commented: “Conor McGregor, with no professional boxing experience, should be a 100/1 shot to beat arguably the greatest boxer of all-time.“However, our punters seem believe McGregor could create one of the great sporting upsets on 26 August..”Evans is much more confident about the pricing of a certain market around the next publicity bash though: “Our next market will be the amount of times he says ‘f***’ in a press conference. We’re currently setting the bar at 50. And that’ll be odds on.”_____________________________________The Mayweather v McGregor fight will be one of the hot topics of conversation on the Boxing panel at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (BOSCON 2017 – 12-13 September- Olympia London). To find out more about the conference click here. Use the discount code ‘JULY20‘ for a 20% discount throughout this month.last_img read more