Two dead in separate north-central Iowa accidents over the weekend

first_img== A Minnesota woman is dead after a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Franklin County on Saturday morning. The State Patrol says the accident happened at the 165 mile marker near the interchange with State Highway 3 shortly after 8 o’clock. A vehicle driven by 31-year-old Clayton Hjelmeland of Harmony Minnesota was traveling southbound when he hit an icy patch, causing him to cross the median and into the path of a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Alyssa Porter of Hastings Minnesota. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene. Hjelmeland and 23-year-old Jet Jacobs of Ames were transported to the Franklin County General Hospital for treatment. The State Patrol says the accident is still under investigation. == A 16-year-old is dead after a four-vehicle collision between Mason City and Manly. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at the intersection of US Highway 65 and County Road B-15 shortly before 5:15 Saturday evening. The driver of one of the vehicles, 16-year-old Kolton Young, whose home town was not identified by the State Patrol, died as the result of injuries sustained in the accident. Four others were listed as injuries — 56-year-old George Baker, 43-year-old Dan Waters, 49-year-old Michelle Waters, and 15-year-old Trenton Jensen, whose home towns were also not identified. The Iowa State Patrol says the cause and circumstances of the accident are still under investigation at this time.  MASON CITY — Two separate accidents on Saturday in north-central Iowa have left two people dead.last_img read more

England’s Scott Gregory reaches Amateur Championship final

first_img17 Jun 2016 England’s Scott Gregory reaches Amateur Championship final England international Scott Gregory will face Scotland’s Robert MacIntrye in the final of the 121st Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl tomorrow. Gregory played steady golf and was never behind in the semi-final as he eliminated Poland’s Adrian Meronk by 3&2 to secure his place in the 36-hole final. MacIntyre came through a tense contest with Irishman Paul McBride at the second extra hole to set up the first Anglo-Scottish final since 2004 when Stuart Wilson defeated Lee Corfield at St Andrews. Gregory, who was runner-up in this year’s Spanish Amateur Championship, seized the initiative from the outset, winning the first hole with a par four after a slightly delayed start while surface water was cleared from the 1st green following a downpour. Although he slipped up with a double bogey six on the 3rd, the 21-year-old from Corhampton in Hampshire took control of the match around the turn, winning three out of five holes from the 8th to go 4 up. Meronk, who is part of the European Arnold Palmer Cup team which will face the USA at Formby next week, struggled to find the form which had taken him to the semi-final. Gregory, who was a finalist in the English Amateur Championship in 2014, sealed the win with a half in four at the 16th. He said afterwards: “I’m pretty chuffed – my game is in good shape and I’m hitting it really solidly tee to green. If I can just maintain that, keep hitting it close, and giving myself chances, I think I’ve got a good chance of getting something good tomorrow. “I knew I had to play well. If I didn’t play well I knew I wasn’t going to win. I just had to go out there and stick to my game plan – try and hit fairways and greens and give myself putts. Fortunately I was able to do that and apply some pressure and move on from there. I got things rolling and just held onto it really. “I’ve got a job tomorrow – I just need to take it one shot at a time – one hole at a time. If I play the best golf that I can play then I’ll be at The Open. But I’m not going to think too much about it.” In the second semi-final, MacIntyre, the 2015 Scottish Amateur champion, trailed for most of the front nine but moved in front with birdies at the 11th and 12th holes and when McBride bogeyed the next it looked difficult for him to find a way back. The Irishman battled back to win the 17th, however, and took the match down the last. When the left-handed MacIntyre (19) failed to get down in two with a putt from the back of the 18th green, the match was all square. On the first extra hole, McIntyre’s 10 ft birdie putt just missed on the left and the hole was halved. On the 20th, the Scot found the green in two but McBride was short and right of the green. He chipped to 35 ft and when he failed to hole the putt coming back, it left MacIntyre with two putts for the match and he duly took his place in the final. In the morning quarter-finals, Gregory saw off the challenge of Spain’s Javier Sainz by 5&4 while MacIntyre ended the run of another Spaniard, Ivan Cantero, with a 2&1 win. Meronk defeated Frenchman Nicolas Maheut by 5&4 and McBride edged out Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson by two holes. Scott Gregory image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Harrison: I’ve had “double-digit” concussions

first_imgby Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison didn’t want to wait for the NFL to do something about protecting his head, so the four-time Pro Bowler decided to do it himself. After enduring what he estimated as “double digit” bouts with concussion-like symptoms throughout his decade-long career, Harrison began using a special layer of padding inside his helmet last fall and is pleased with the results.“I haven’t seen any spots or had any blackouts,” Harrison said Tuesday.Harrison was the first NFL player to use the CRT padding developed by Unequal Technologies inside his helmet. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick began using a flak jacket lined with military-grade Kevlar during the 2010 season, but Harrison was the first player to put the quarter-inch padding in his helmet.He’s been joined around 100 players over the last 12 months and feels the extra weight (about 3-4 ounces) is worth the feeling of safety it provides.“To protect my head I’d take a pound more,” Harrison said.The outspoken 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year believes the movement could catch on. One of the NFL’s fiercest hitters, Harrison says he played through concussion-like symptoms in the past but as he’s aged has become more wary of the long-lasting impact repeated head shots can have on a player’s future health.“If something works, I’m going to use it,” he said.The green padding uses material developed to protect combat military personnel. The padding square packs that can be cut into different shapes then stuck inside helmets from various sports, including hockey and baseball.Harrison became aware of the product while looking for a little extra protection after fracturing his right orbital bone last season. Pittsburgh backup quarterback Charlie Batch, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive council, introduced CRT to player representatives from around the league, which quickly helped expand usage.Unequal Technologies president Robert Vito said the product doesn’t claim to prevent concussions but that anecdotal evidence from players from all levels seem to indicate the material can help minimize the recurrence of concussions.Harrison noted the NFL has gone to great lengths to address concussions and hand out “crazy fines” to players who make illegal hits but haven’t taken aggressive action in trying to update the equipment.“The league is mandating next year that we wear thigh and knee pads,” Harrison said. “I don’t know how many people’s career has been ended on a thigh or knee bruise. We have guys now that are 30, 31 years old that are having to quit the game because they have severe headaches … I think you should be focusing more on (the helmet) than knee or thigh pads.”(Online: and HIGH-FIVES–Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) high fives fans as he heads to the locker room aftergame against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 7, in Pittsburgh..(AP Photo/Don Wright) last_img read more

Businessman vows to reopen after blaze destroys clothing stock

first_imgThe owner of one of Letterkenny’s best-known businesses has vowed to reopen after his shop was severely damaged by last night’s mystery fire in the heart of the town.Leonard Watson of Watson’s Menswear told Donegal Daily he was left gutted when he arrived at his shop early this morning.A fire in a car park at the rear of the premises on the Main Street had sent smoke billowing through the building destroying thousands of euro of stock. Leonard revealed that he had just stocked his store with Christmas stock which must now be destroyed.“I’m gutted to be honest as we had the Christmas stock in.“When I arrived at the shop and opened the doors I was just met with a wall of thick, black smoke. There is no huge physical damage to the shop but the smoke damage is very serious,” he said.Five employees at the store have also been left shocked by the fire with Christmas coming down the line. The adjoining business, O’Hehir’s Bakery, also suffered smoke damage as a result of the fire.Leonard said his business will have to close for a number of days but he is hoping to reopen as soon as possible.“Everything is up in the air at the moment but we will reopen as soon as possible. We will remain on the Main Street and get stuck in to getting the shop reopen again,” declared Leonard.An Garda Siochana including forensic officers and Insp Goretti Sheridan, who is leading the investigation, at the scene where 9 cars were destroyed in Letterkenny. (North West Newspix)Businessman vows to reopen after blaze destroys clothing stock was last modified: September 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTouch Football Australia Indigenous Advisory Committee is seeking Expressions of Interest for the role of National Indigenous Open Women’s Coach and for Managers for Men’s Open and Women’s Open National Indigenous Teams attending the World Indigenous Touch Tournament in 2008.TFA is seeking expressions from suitably qualified, currently accredited, and active coaches and managers to fill coaching positions for National Indigenous Open Teams for 2008. For more information please download the memo outlining expression of interest and the process involved.Expression of interest for these positions closes on COB Wednesday 31 October 2007 and should be forwarded to TFA High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant email [email protected] Indigenous Coach and Mangers Expression of Interest InformationNational Indigenous Coach Position Description & Selection CriteriaNational Indigenous Managers Position Description & Selection Criterialast_img read more

Carlos Hyde shows different hunger for the game in win against Northwestern

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) cries as he meets with the media after a game against Northwestern Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorEVANSTON, Ill. – For nearly 45 seconds, Ohio State senior running back Carlos Hyde couldn’t find the words to describe the suspension that cost him playing time in the first three games of the season. Addressing the media for the first time in 2013 following OSU’s 40-30 victory against Northwestern Saturday, tears welled up in Hyde’s eyes as he was asked to recall the punishment.“That suspension, it really hurt, not being out there with my brothers, because I made a mistake,” Hyde said with emotion. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through.”Hyde’s suspension was issued after he was involved in an altercation with a woman at a Columbus bar in July. The incident was reported as an assault, and Hyde was tagged as a “person of interest” in the case. Charges were not filed against him, however, at the alleged victim’s request, but he was still disciplined by OSU for his involvement.The suspension gave Hyde, who said his Christian faith helped keep him focused during the suspension, what he called a “different hunger for the game.”“I go out every game with a mindset that I have to make up for those three games,” Hyde said. “I’m running with a whole different demeanor than what I would have had in the beginning if I didn’t get suspended.”Hyde showed that hunger Saturday, his third game back from suspension, with the biggest performance of his career. He gashed the Wildcats for a career-high 168 yards on 26 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns and also had 38 receiving yards on four receptions. With 206 yards from scrimmage, he accounted for more than 45 percent of OSU’s 451 yards of total offense.“I wanted it bad,” Hyde said. “I caught a rhythm. My (offensive line) was doing a great job to convert on run blocking, and they made it easy for me.”With just 126 rushing yards on 22 carries and five yards on two receptions in his first two games of the season, Hyde exceeded each of those totals Saturday.In his junior season in 2012, the Naples, Fla., product was the Buckeyes’ starting tailback and ran for 970 yards and a team-leading 16 touchdowns on 185 carries.That said, OSU coach Urban Meyer said Hyde’s career has been disappointing thus far.“His whole career was just kind of a mush. He hasn’t done a whole lot for himself or the program,” Meyer said of Hyde. “We all make mistakes. I hope this is a game-changer for him.”The Buckeyes needed Hyde to take on a greater role Saturday. OSU’s leading rusher this season, redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall, did not play in Saturday’s game because of an injury.“Jordan Hall’s got a little knee issue we’re dealing with right now,” Meyer said. “(Hyde)’s the horse right now. I think he’s a great player. That tells you how much I trust the kid to be able to do that.”Trailing 23-13 following a 32-yard field goal by Northwestern senior kicker Jeff Budzien early in the third quarter, the OSU offense needed to find the end zone.The Buckeyes turned to Hyde. He scored all three of his touchdowns — the only offensive touchdowns of the game for the Buckeyes — in the second half, in which he ran for a total of 112 yards on 16 carries.In total, the Buckeyes ran the ball 48 times, and Hyde said he thought that quantity of rushing attempts was a contributing factor in his success.“I’m made to carry the ball that many times,” Hyde said. “I definitely feel like me and the offensive line wore them down.”Getting to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten play did not come easily for the Buckeyes, though the team held steady at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll after the victory. They trailed for at least part of each quarter in Saturday’s game, and never held a lead of more than four points until freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa’s fumble recovery touchdown as time expired extended OSU’s margin of victory to 10 points.OSU’s winning streak, which stands at 18 games dating back to the start of the 2012 season, might have ended at the hands of Northwestern if not for Hyde’s contributions.“You always can lean on a great back like him, especially in the Big Ten season,” OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller said of Hyde.After playing its first six games of the season on consecutive Saturdays, OSU has a week off before it plays for its seventh win of the season against Iowa at Ohio Stadium Oct. 19. read more

Lukaku one of my most difficult opponents – Otamendi

first_imgManchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi has rated Romelu Lukaku has on of his two most difficult opponents he has ever had to faceThe Argentina international has been a prominent member of Pep Guardiola’s side this season with City currently looking set to seal the Premier League title next month and have already won silverware this season due to their victory in the Carabao Cup final over Arsenal last month.But Otamendi has suffered a number of high-profile mistakes in his first two seasons at the Etihad Stadium, but appears to have sorted out his issues under Guardiola this season.The defender rates Manchester United’s Lukaku as one of the most difficult players he has ever had to face with Barcelona forward Luis Suarez being the other.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“There are many,” Otamendi told Marca when asked his most difficult opponent.“Luis Suarez is a striker who is constantly moving, making diagonal runs, creating space, then you always have to be prepared to run.“Then Lukaku is another very strong player, technically good, quick… It’s between those two.”last_img read more

Goalless Benzema is still helpful Lopetegui

first_imgThe French footballer only scored five La Liga goals last season, but Madrid’s coach still believes in himIn a report by Sports Mole in the United Kingdom, Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui still believes in French forward Karim Benzema.The attacker was off-form last season when he only managed to score five La Liga goals.But he has scored in 192 occasions with Los Merengues, making Madrid’s boss Lopetegui still believe in him.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“With Benzema we are happy. He trained very well, he is in great form, excited and enthusiastic. Surely he will help us in all facets, not only with his goals,” Real’s coach told reporters.“He contributes a lot to the team and we are happy for what he does.”The good news for the French striker: he scored on the 2-1 defeat against Manchester United in the International Champions Cup this pre-season.last_img read more

Two Vehicle Collision In Anchor Point Sends One To Hospital

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision near milepost 160.5 Sterling Highway, on Saturday, May 5. According to the Troopers, Casey Eamer, age 22 of Chugiak, was driving northbound in a gray 2012 Chevrolet pickup when he turned left in front of a southbound green 2001 Jaguar car driven by Wyatt Harshfield, age 20 of Ninilchik. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and were disabled.  Eamer reported no injuries, and reported wearing his seatbelt.  His passenger had minor, non life threatening injuries. According to the Trooper dispatch posted on May 8, alcohol was not a factor.  Eamer was issued a minor offense citation for Failure to Yield when Turning Left.  Harshfield was issued a minor offense citation for Fail to Wear Seatbelt. Harshfield was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious, but non life-threatening injuries.  His passenger had minor, but non life threatening injuries as well.  Harshfield was not wearing a seatbelt.last_img read more