Lazards search sets West End buzzing

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Tottenham sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn

first_imgRead Also: Tottenham agree £25.6m deal for Eriksen’s replacementLast season’s beaten Champions League finalists have also added Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on loan, while Christian Eriksen has departed for Inter Milan.Spurs are sixth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed capital rivals Chelsea. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “We are delighted to announce the signing of Steven Bergwijn from Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven,” the Premier League club said in a statement.“Steven has signed a contract with the club that will run until 2025 and will wear the number 23 shirt.”With Harry Kane injured, Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was keen to bolster his attack during the January transfer window.Bergwijn becomes Tottenham’s second permanent signing of the window after the north London side converted Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move into a full-time deal.center_img Tottenham announced the signing of Dutch international Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday.Advertisement Promoted ContentLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametLorem ipsum dolor sit amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametlast_img read more

Tornadoes, Fires, Floods: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

first_imgExperts say advance preparation can help people better respond to and recover from the impacts of a disaster or other emergency. Preparedness Month is a good time to make or update those plans. (Image: Jane M. Sawyer/morguefile.)INDIANAPOLIS – Tornadoes, fires, floods and other disasters can strike at almost any time, and during Preparedness Month, state leaders are reminding residents about the importance of being ready for an emergency.Households should gather supplies they would need in the event they find themselves without power, heat or clean running water, said John Erickson, senior public information officer for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. It’s also wise, he said, to have a family plan of action that includes how to contact one another.“Whether that’s text-messaging, whether you are going to designate an out-of-state contact – because sometimes, long distance calls are easier to make, because local lines can be congested with 911 calls and other urgent phone calls,” he said.Important items for an emergency kit, Erickson said, include one gallon of drinking water per person per day, nonperishable foods that can last up to three days, flashlights, blankets and first-aid supplies.Erickson sais schools, businesses and community organizations also are encouraged to have contingency plans, so everyone is aware of what to do and where to go in order to stay safe.“They’re very important to help with situations where bad things happen,” he said, “and they’re going to help you react to those situations in the best way possible.”When talking to children about disasters, Erickson said focusing on safety can help them to feel better about the situation.“If they know how to get out of the house if there’s a fire, if they know where you’re going to meet, those things help them feel like they are helping the household, they are helping themselves,” he said. “They know what to do in those situations, and it gives them more confidence.”Preparing ahead of time, Erickson said, can help people better respond to, recover from and lessen the physical, emotional and financial impacts of a disaster or other emergency.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Troopers honored at annual post meeting

first_img(L to R) Master Trooper Jim Ponsler and First Sergeant Matt Burkhardt-25 Year AwardsVERSAILLES, Ind. — Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles were given awards related to their service, at the annual post meeting on Friday.Captain Anthony Scott honored First Sergeant Matt Burkhardt and Master Trooper Jim Ponsler for 25 years of service.Senior Troopers Nate Adams, Randel Miller, and David Owsley were honored for 10 years of service.Post mechanic Keith Kelly was honored for 35 years of Service.Corporal Rob Garcia, Trooper Joe Uhler, and Trooper Jacob Tolle were all recognized for receiving Safe Driving Awards.Troopers are honored with awards approximately every 100,000 miles driven without having an at fault accident.last_img read more

Liberty 100, Super Nationals shows next for Deery Series

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa – A pair of $3,000 to win features for Deery Brothers Summer Series drivers are on the Saturday, Sept. 5 card during West Liberty Raceway’s Ready Mix Liberty 100 Weekend.IMCA Late Model tour points will be awarded for the first of those 50-lap features. The regular Deery purse will be paid at both.Qualifying for the Late Models, as well as Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts starts on Friday, Sept. 4.Also scheduled on opening night is the $1,000 to win 20-lap Ideal Ready Mix Iron Man Challenge, open to all Deery Series drivers with perfect attendance this season and former Deery champions.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students ages 13-18.On Saturday, gates open at 2:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps. Admission to the grandstand is $25 for adults and $20 for students.Kids 12 and under get in free when accompanying a paid adult and pit passes are $30 each night.Defending series champion and current point leader Justin Kay has won three of the last four, and four of the last six Deery events held at West Liberty.More information about the Liberty 100 Weekend is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the website.The Deery Series takes top billing on Labor Day, when the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s opens at Boone Speedway.Winner of the Monday, Sept. 7 feature earns $3,000 plus a Weekly Racing Bonus of as much as $1,500.Pit gates open at 9 a.m., heat races are at 2 p.m. and the main event will start at approximately 9 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 and pit passes are $30.The two-time defending Super Nationals champion is Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls.Qualifying events for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods are also on the Monday program at Boone.Final Deery Series events of the season are Sept. 18 and 19 during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway. The Friday night main event pays $3,000 to win while top prize on Saturday is $7,500.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 664; 2. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 638; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 606; 4. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 580; 5. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 555; 6. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 523; 7. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 522; 8. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 491; 9. John Emerson, Waterloo, 470; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 407; 11. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 403; 12. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 391; 13. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, 390; 14. Ray Guss, Milan, Ill., 352; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 343; 16. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 318; 17. Jason Rauen, Farley, 292; 18. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 274; 19. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, 240; 20. Brian Harris, Davenport, 238.last_img read more

Oklahoma driver is wishing for sooner start to Super Nationals

first_imgSecond-year IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver Hesston Shaw has been a regular at Longdale Speedway this season. (Photo by Gary Pigg, IMAGESx2)HENNESSEY, Okla. – Social media has helped Hesston Shaw follow who’s won what at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s for the past two years.He hopes to give his Facebook friends plenty to talk about this September.The Hennessey, Okla., driver makes his first trip to Boone Speedway to experience the motor­sports event everybody’s been telling him about since he started racing an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car two years ago.“When I moved up to the Stock Cars, I ordered a new Jet from Johnny Saathoff and everybody was talking about Super Nationals,” said Shaw. “The last two years I’ve kept up with it on Facebook. It’s pretty much the biggest race I’ve ever heard of. There’s a lot of racing and I can’t wait to be part of it. I wish it was this weekend.”Shaw has been racing for nearly half of his 24 years. He started at the age of 12 in a pure stock class, moving up to the factory stocks, sportmods, pure stocks and ultimately the sanctioned Stock Cars.A nine-time feature winner in his rookie season, he’s won seven of 13 starts at Longdale Speed­way so far this year and had a streak of six straight checkered flag runs.“I love the full-bodied cars. I’m not an open wheel kind of guy,” admitted Shaw, who also has a single outing this year at Outlaw Motor Speedway. “There are times you have to make sacrifices to do what you love and for me, that’s racing a Stock Car.”Making the Saturday night main event at Super Nationals is his first objective. Winning it, of course, would be the ultimate goal.“Hopefully we can make the big dance. If we can do that, I’ll scratch it in my book as a win,” Shaw said. “Regardless of how we do, we’ll load up at the end and say we had fun.”His father Harold owned and promoted Enid Motor Speedway before selling it to go racing with Shaw, and now helps Jackie Walters on the crew.Aton Engine and Clutch of Hennessey has backed Shaw since he started racing.Other sponsors include Daniel Construction and Choate Oilfield Services, also of Hennessey; CWS Wireline of Dover; and BB Machine and Dunsworth Machine, both of Enid.last_img read more

Mt. St. Mary’s looks to end streak vs Robert Morris

first_imgSAVVY SENIORS: Robert Morris’ AJ Bramah, Josh Williams and Yannis Mendy have collectively accounted for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 50 percent of all Colonials points over the last five games.DOMINANT DAMIAN: Damian Chong Qui has connected on 38.1 percent of the 84 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 15 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.8 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Robert Morris is 0-7 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 15-6 when it scores at least 61.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Mountaineers have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Colonials. Robert Morris has an assist on 50 of 82 field goals (61 percent) across its past three games while Mount St. Mary’s has assists on 43 of 62 field goals (69.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Mount St. Mary’s has committed a turnover on just 18.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best rate among all NEC teams. The Mountaineers have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMount St. Mary’s (10-17, 6-8) vs. Robert Morris (15-13, 11-4)UPMC Events Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; Friday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Robert Morris looks to extend Mount St. Mary’s’s conference losing streak to five games. Mount St. Mary’s’ last NEC win came against the Long Island-Brooklyn Sharks 67-63 on Feb. 6. Robert Morris lost 86-71 to St. Francis (Pa.) in its most recent game. Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Mt. St. Mary’s looks to end streak vs Robert Morris February 20, 2020last_img read more

Women’s soccer loses another overtime game in waning minutes

first_imgAs far as heartbreaking losses go, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team might lead the Big Ten. After losing less than a week ago to Nebraska on a last-second double overtime goal, Wisconsin fell to border rival Minnesota (10-5-2, 3-4-2 Big Ten), 1-0, in yet another double overtime game Thursday at McClimon Soccer Complex. The Badgers (9-5-2, 4-4-1 Big Ten), who are now in fifth place in the Big Ten, find themselves in a tough battle to stay in one of the top eight spots in the Big Ten in order to earn a trip to the conference tournament.It was a defensive contest throughout the first two halves as neither team could tally a goal in regulation. Wisconsin nearly ended it with five minutes to go in regulation when Kinley McNicoll hit a corner that was batted around the box before Brianna Stelzer got a foot on the ball and hit a shot that went up and hit off the cross bar. Many players on the field and people in attendance thought it had gone in. Despite outshooting the Gophers in regulation, 28-13, Wisconsin couldn’t come away with a goal the rest of the way and entered their fifth overtime game of the season. Defender Kylie Schwartz said Coach Paula Wilkins told them to leave it all out on the field as they entered the first of two overtime periods.“[Coach Wilkins] said just keep working hard,” Schwartz said. “You have like ten or twenty minutes to put it all on the field and leave everything here. We have two days off so work as hard as you possibly can and try to finish our chances.”Finishing the night with eleven shots on goal, UW couldn’t  get one past Minnesota’s goalkeeper, Tarah Hobbs, who Wilkins said play very well. Hobbs finished with ten saves on the night.“We just didn’t bury our chances,” Wilkins said. “We had eleven shots on goal and credit their goalkeeper for making that many saves.”Wisconsin couldn’t finish those chances, however, as the first overtime followed much of the same blueprint from regulation. Once again neither team could deliver the decisive golden goal. It was in the second overtime that things began to pick up for both the Badgers and Gophers.Less than a minute into the second overtime, Minnesota’s Katie Thyken weaved her way around the Badger defenders and into the box. From there she fired a shot that went just inches to the left of the goal, allowing the game to press on.  UW then moved the ball downfield where Rose Lavelle drilled a bender in the 102nd minute that went just wide right. A few minutes later, it was Cara Walls’ turn, but she blasted a shot that was saved by Hobbs.The game winning goal came in the 108th minute when Thyken hit a cross from the end line that found Haley Halverson. Halverson then took a couple of dribbles and knocked in the game winning goal past Wisconsin’s Genevieve Richard giving the Badgers their fourth conference loss of the season and fifth overall.Although they gave up just the one goal, Wilkins wasn’t happy with how the team defended and took blame for that.“I think one of our biggest problems that we have is our defending isn’t very good,” Wilkins said. “I’ll take responsibility as a coach for that. That needs to be better.”As the Big Ten season comes to a close, the last two games for Wisconsin are arguably their most important as they try to lock up one of the top eight spots in the Big Ten and reach the conference tournament.Wilkins understands the importance of their final two regular season games, against Indiana and Northwestern, and knows what the team has to do.“We have to win the next two games to get in the Big Ten tournament and that’s what we’re going to have to focus on,” Wilkins said before adding. “We have to defend better.”Walls knows that they have the talent to beat anyone, and they will have to showcase that talent against Indiana and Northwestern in order to get to the Big Ten tournament.“We’ve always known that we are a good team and that we can beat anyone,” Walls said. “So it’s just putting it back together so that we come out with a win.”last_img read more

S’Eagles Coach, Rohr Demands more from Players

first_imgGROUP B STANDING AFTER DAY TWOTeam           P   W   D   L   GF   GA   GD   PtsNigeria        2    2    0   0   0      0      0      6Cameroun   2    0    2   0   0      0      0      2Zambia        2    0    1   1   0      0      0      1Algeria        2    0    1   1   0      0      0       1Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIER. Its a marathon race, says NFF bossBy Femi SolajaWhile many Nigerians are still celebrating the Super Eagles’ win over North African foe, Algeria last Saturday in Uyo in a crucial World Cup group B qualifying match, Nigeria’s Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has declared that the celebrations should be put on hold as there are still more matches to play in the qualifying race.The Franco-German spoke at the post match press conference, after his charges dismantled Algeria’s Fennecs 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.In the same pragmatic manner he reacted after the win over Zambia in Ndola last month, Rohr said: “We played a good match and got three points, but I want to say that there are more matches to play and we have to keep our focus.”Unlike in the previous qualifying round of matches, Nigeria look solid at the top of group B with six points, with second –placed Cameroun, which Nigeria next play in August 2017, four points behind.“We have a friendly against Egypt in Dubai in January, which will enable me to look at the home –based players, but I will continue to monitor the Europe –based players and we will see how we get matches for them on FIFA free dates.”The win earned Rohr, who was signed on by Nigeria August this year, three wins out of three matches.“I praise the players for their spirit, for their dedication and for their discipline. They all did very well and I am happy at their output.”Also yesterday the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick celebrated three precious points but insisted that the Eagles will continue to take the 2018 World Cup qualifying race one match at a time.“This victory is very, very sweet. But as I said after the match in Zambia, this is a marathon. We have now won two matches out of six, and as a result of the draw between Cameroun and Zambia, we are looking very good on top.“The best approach is to keep focus, to know that we are not there yet but that we surely will be there by putting more effort in each of our next four matches.”The Super Eagles next play Cameroun home and away within a week in the third quarter of next year, and Pinnick insists those two games will be tough.“Cameroun have drawn their first two matches of the series and will play us hard in both legs, but we have to play them even harder.”last_img read more

NFL free agency rumors: Cardinals to sign QB Brett Hundley to 1-year, $2M deal

first_imgHundley, who was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, spent two seasons with the Packers. He played in 14 total games with nine starts in 2017.He was 3-6-0 as the team’s starting quarterback and has a career completion rate of 59.5 percent.Hundley has thrown for 1,853 yards and nine touchdowns.  Hundley, who is from Phoenix, will be entering a little bit of the unknown. The Cardinals are believed to be leaning toward taking Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick and there have been multiple teams reportedly inquiring about dealing for starter Josh Rosen.Arizona, however, has not given “any indication” it is willing to move Rosen. The contract will have a max value of $3 million, the report noted.The #AZCardinals are signing QB Brett Hundley to a 1-year deal worth $2M, source said. The max value is $3M.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019The third-year quarterback spent the 2018 season in Seattle. He didn’t play a game with the Seahawks, who acquired Hundley from the Packers as a backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson. Related News The quarterback situation in Arizona got a little more interesting as the Cardinals added Brett Hundley.The two parties are working out a one-year, $2 million deal, according to an NFL Network report, which cited unidentified league sources.center_img Josh Rosen trade rumors: Multiple teams have inquired about Cardinals quarterback NFL Draft 2019: Kliff Kingsbury says Cardinals have made no decision on top picklast_img read more