Columbus, IN – U.S. Representative Greg Pence announced his team will host Community Office Hours for constituents in Brookville on Thursday from noon until 1:30 pm at the Brookville Branch of the Franklin County Public Library. Team Greg Pence will be available to meet with Hoosiers and help on topics including assistance with federal agencies, grant applications, the purchase of U.S. Flags, military academy nominations, and tours of Washington, D.C.
Statewide— Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed an executive order on Monday that details Indiana’s plan for the anticipated spike in COVID-19 cases. The executive order allows the following professionals who do not currently hold an active license to practice:medical professionals who retired or became inactive in the last five yearsmedical professionals who hold licenses in other statesmedical professionals who held licenses in other states and retired or became inactive in the last five yearscertain medical students and graduatesThese professionals must register with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and will be able to assist in screenings, telemedicine and other basic procedures to allow regularly licensed medical professionals to be on the frontline.In Indiana, the baseline number of critical care hospital beds is 1,432. As of Monday, hospitals have already taken steps to increase the number of critical care hospital beds to 1,940. Overall, the state’s plan is to double the number, if needed, by taking existing noncritical care hospital beds, recovery rooms, operating rooms and outpatient facilities, turning them into critical care hospital beds.In Indiana, the baseline number of ventilators is 1,177 ventilators. As of Monday, hospitals have identified another 750 ventilators that can be used for critical care patients. Overall, the state’s plan is to double the number, if needed, by repurposing ventilators from operating rooms, ambulatory care centers, EMS and the Indiana National Guard.If needed, after all of these steps are exhausted, Indiana will be prepared to put patients in alternative facilities. The Indiana National Guard and Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with FEMA, are in charge of these plans.The state of Indiana has been working on plans related to COVID-19 since January, and each hospital has a disaster plan in place. Planning has become more specific for state health and hospital officials as models of the projected impact of coronavirus became available. Based on those models, Indiana’s patient surge is expected to begin soon and the peak is expected to be mid-April to mid-May.
Batesville, IN — It’s still not too late to register for the Sip, Snack, and Stroll that is happening this Friday, August 21. Register before Tuesday, August 18 at 5 pm to enjoy the summer fundraiser put on by the Batesville Area Historical Society. Enjoy a historical walking tour of Batesville while you sample food and drinks from Gillman Home Center, Izzy’s at Hillcrest, Batesville Liquor Company, The Sherman, and Snikkers & Peanuts. Food and drinks will be served in the Batesville Historical Museum garden starting at 5:15 pm and the tour starts at 6:30 pm. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Call 812.212.9382 to register now.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Teenager Adam Idah is targeting more Premier League action after his hat-trick fired Norwich into the fourth round of the FA Cup. A 4-2 win over Preston at Deepdale saw Norwich clear the first hurdle in this competition for the first time since 2013 but of more significance could be the emergence of a homegrown goalscorer as they continue to battle the drop. Idah, on only his second Norwich start after making his Premier League debut as a substitute on New Year’s Day, belied his lack of experience with a well-taken hat-trick, having also played a role in Onel Hernandez’s strike. “It’s a great start to the year for me, I’m over the moon to get a hat-trick,” Idah said. “Even to start the game was unbelievable.” Idah opened the scoring inside 84 seconds, saw a shot parried before Hernandez made it 2-0 in the 28th minute, and had Norwich 3-0 up before the break as he fired into an open goal from distance. After Billy Bodin pulled one back for Preston, Idah completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after being felled by goalkeeper Connor Ripley, with Josh Harrop completing the scoring late on. Idah added: “To get an early goal was unbelievable, it brings up my confidence and then to get another two goals was great for me. “I think Todd Cantwell was put on penalties but to be fair Todd let me take it.” Norwich’s priorities lay elsewhere with the club still bottom of the Premier League, some seven points from safety. With Teemu Pukki an injury doubt and Manchester United up next, Idah is hoping to have made a case for more involvement. “That’s what I’m working towards and if I get more opportunities I’ll take them,” he said. Manager Daniel Farke did not rule out including Idah at Old Trafford next week, but said the youngster still has much work to do to improve. “A few months ago, in his only other start at Crawley, it was not his best day and he looked so far away from Premier League football,” he said. “But we support him and tonight was a top-class performance. But we have not won the Premier League title tonight – it was an away game in the third round of the FA Cup against a difficult side but also a Championship side with several changes. “Adam has a lot to prove but without any doubt this was definitely a good start.”Tags: Adam IdahDeepdaleJosh HarropOnel HernandezPremier League
RelatedPosts Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Aruna’s arrival attracted interest in Germany — TTBL After hobnobbing with the heavyweights in several major competitions, Sami Kherouf alongside Mohamed Boudjadja at the 2019 African Games became the first set of Algerian players to win gold medal at the multi-sports tournament. The men’s doubles title was celebrated by the government of Algeria and again Kherouf is hoping to go beyond this at the 2020 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunisia. The 31-year-old has been listed among the cast for the ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunisia from February 24 to 26 and the 31-year-old is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to halt the dominance of Aruna Quadri and Omar Assar. He said: “I am preparing for the ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup like every African competition with the ambition to do better than the last edition. “My main goal in Tunisia is to win a medal at Africa Top 16 Cup.” Being his third appearance in the tournament, Kherouf has been threatening the old order and believes he might alter the order this year. He boasted: “I don’t set a specific goal as the dream of every player is to win tournament and this is my ambition which is the will to go farther. “I am not bothered about the seeding list as seeding can be altered on table. “I don’t care about the rating as I am aiming to win every game I play. “I believe the ranking will change after the tournament.” Also, the President of Tunisia Table Tennis Federation, Lotfi Guerfel, has assured of the country’s readiness to stage a befitting tournament. Guerfel said: “Everything is ready. “We started planning for the events when the announcement was made that Tunisia will host the two tournaments at the Annual General Meeting of African Table Tennis Federation in Morocco in 2019. “We have booked the venue, arrangement for the hotel has been made, while officials of the African Federation have also come for inspection of facilities. “For us, hosting a major competition is the best way to promote table tennis more in Tunisia and it is an opportunity to talk about table tennis in the media as well as to get equipment donations from ITTF.” Acknowledging the quality of players, Guerfel said: “The best players are from Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia and Algeria. “This was again confirmed at the 2019 African Games in Morocco with the emergence of individual talents like Ibrahima Diaw of Senegal and Sarah Hanffou of Cameroon.”Tags: 2019 African Gamesaruna quadriITTF AfricaMohamed BoudjadjaSami Kherouf
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Manchester United want to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal as they continue to weigh up a permanent move.The Nigeria striker is due to return to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of May, which would effectively mean he has played his final game for United due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown of football. But with the Premier League hoping to resume the season in June, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep hold of the 30-year-old until at least the end of the campaign.With Marcus Rashford set to return from a back injury, United’s striking options will already be boosted when football comes back.But it is understood Solskjaer wants more depth to his attack with his side competing for Champions League qualification, as well as remaining in the Europa League and FA Cup.The United manager intends to sign a centre forward this summer after missing out on top target Erling Braut Haaland in January.The Borussia Dortmund striker remains of interest along with Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner, while Raul Jimenez is admired by Solskjaer. But Ighalo represents a cut-price option in a summer when Ed Woodward has warned United’s spending could be hit by the financial impact of COVID-19.By extending his loan deal, Solskjaer would give himself more time to weigh up a £15 million bid.The main obstacle could be Shanghai’s willingness to allow him to remain at United at a time when the Chinese Super League is close to starting.Tags: English Premier LeagueLoan DealManchester UnitedOdion IghaloShangai Shenhua
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski ended a personal jinx when he opened his account against Fortuna Duesseldorf by scoring twice in a 5-0 win on Saturday.The win ensured the title-holders moved closer to a record-extending 30th Bundesliga title. The thumping victory left leaders Bayern Munich, who are chasing an eighth successive league title, top of the standings on 67 points from 29 games.They are 10 points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund who visit bottom team Paderborn on Sunday.Lewandowski snapped his goal drought versus Fortuna Duesseldorf when he scored for the first time against them to give Bayern Munich a 3-0 lead in the first half.That was after a Mathias Joergensen own goal and a Benjamin Pavard header had opened the floodgates.It also meant the Pole had netted against every current Bundesliga team. He had failed to score in five league meetings versus Fortuna Duesseldorf, either with Bayern Munich or his previous club Borussia Dortmund.The prolific striker’s brace took his season’s tally in all competitions to 43 goals and equalled his personal best, which was set in the 2016/2017 campaign.Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick thus became the club’s first coach to win 22 of his opening 25 games in charge, and surpassed Pep Guardiola’s record of 21.The coach however stressed he only cared about filling the trophy cabinet.“I am not interested in statistics. It’s about being successful and it was important for us after the Borussia Dortmund game not to let up,” he said, referring to Bayern Munich’s 1-0 win at their closest rivals on Tuesday. Left-back Alphonso Davies, who also got on the scoresheet with the fifth goal, added: “After our game with Borussia Dortmund we wanted to go out and show the same attitude.”France defender Pavard took centre stage when his scuffed shot led to Joergensen’s own goal after 15 minutes, before he made it 2-0 just before the half-hour with a header.It was a header which goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier got a hand to but could not keep out.It was Lewandowski’s turn to shine as he capped a flowing move with a clinical finish.RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter That was from the heart of the penalty area in the 43rd minute, after a flowing move through the middle.The Poland international made it 4-0 five minutes after the break with another predatory finish.He steered the ball in at the near post with a superb back-heel from Serge Gnabry’s low cross.Davies completed the rout two minutes later after weaving his way through three defenders and firing past Kastenmaier.But the goalkeeper made several fine second half saves to keep the score down.Bayern Munich became the first Bundesliga side to score 86 goals after 29 matches, breaking their own record of 84 in 1973/1974.The result left Fortuna Duesseldorf in 16th place – the relegation playoff spot – with 27 points.They are one point behind Mainz 05 and two above Werder Bremen who have a game in hand.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichFortuna DuesseldorfPep GuardiolaRobert Lewandowski
RelatedPostsNo Content Available A Universitatea Cluj fan was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for trying to kill a police officer during a Romanian first division relegation playoff match last year.Vidrean Ovidiu Traian was found guilty of attempted murder after he hit the policeman over the head with a seat during the game in June against AFC Hermannstadt at the Cluj Arena. The attack had left him unconscious and covered in blood.The incident took place amid clashes between Universitatea supporters and police with fans throwing seats, stones and other objects at the officers.A large number of home supporters made their way down to the bottom of a stand.It was to express their fury at what they described as police brutality following a pitch invasion by a Universitatea fan.Traian was also ordered to pay 18,000 euros (15,794 pounds) in damages, the Cluj court said in a statement. The ruling is not final and can be appealed.Reuters/NAN.Tags: AFC HermannstadtCluj ArenaUniversitatea ClujVidrean Ovidiu Traian
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Crystal Palace have completed the signing of QPR forward Eberechi Eze on a five-year deal for £19.5 million.The highly-rated England Under-21 international started every Championship game and scored 14 goals for QPR last season. Eze will boost Roy Hodgson’s misfiring attack ahead of the new campaign.Only relegated Norwich (26) scored fewer goals than Palace (31) in last season’s Premier League.Palace host Southampton in their first top flight game on September 12.Eze, 22, said: “As a football club, I feel like there are great players here and it’s a brilliant opportunity for me to come and be with these players, to link up with them and to really push on.”Crystal Palace Chairman, Steve Parish, said: “Eberechi is a player whose development we have followed closely. “We are delighted he has chosen to sign for us over the other clubs that were interested.“We feel that this is the right club for him to continue his development.”Tags: Crystal PalaceEberechi EzePremier LeagueQPR
West Brom have confirmed that they will deal internally with striker Peter Odemwingie’s latest Twitter outbursts against the club. West Brom also confirmed that social networking activity is governed by the club’s disciplinary code of conduct. Odemwingie tweeted: “Keeping me on the bench now is worst than what they did to me on the 31st (of January). New advisors told me to say its all my fault cos its better for me. “A normal team will never let a player who acted like I did come back. Why keep me still. If they like they shouldn’t even give me 10 mins to play. “Threatening to ruin my career? Career I closed already last summer? No harm to me.” Odemwingie added: “Want to treat me like an average player. The abuse and praise I get is average? So get some extra from me too. “I am not at peace. Took steroid injections numerous times when team needed me back quick. Commitment still in doubt. “More reasons? Should still stay loyal? Even if it sounds childish. It’s a lot. People I should trust normally hold meetings. Before that I was a proper gentleman in the team and trusted everyone. I tried to leave quietly. Didn’t work.” Odemwingie was disciplined after releasing a series of social networking outbursts against the Baggies in January after they rejected his transfer request. The 31-year-old launched another series of attacks after driving to Loftus Road without permission on transfer deadline day only for the move to QPR to fall through. And on Sunday, the Nigerian international hit out at being omitted from the starting line-up for the past four games. While the majority of Odemwingie’s tweets have since been deleted, an Albion spokesman said: “The club are aware of what Peter has said and we will deal with it internally.” Press Association