Batesville Police Warn Residents Of Home Invasion, Assault

first_imgAuthorities in Batesville are searching for an alleged home intruder that attempted to assault a young woman on Saturday.The Batesville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call at 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning reporting an intruder at a home on Washington St.The road is located between S. Mulberry Street and Huntersville Road, near the Batesville Intermediate School.“A 17-year-old female reported a male subject entered her bedroom and attempted to sexually assault her,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said in a news release to local media.The victim told police she fought off the man and he left the home.The suspect is described as approximately six foot tall, thin build and wearing a dark hoody.Police hope to gather more information that could lead to the identity of the suspect.Anyone with information should contact the Batesville Police Department at (812) 934-3131. Tips can remain anonymous.They are also reminding citizens to secure their homes by locking all doors and windows.last_img read more

Cathcart: Ighalo will do everything to succeed

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Watford appoint new head coach Watford centre-back Craig Cathcart believes his former teammate Odion Ighalo has the personality and skill to thrive while on loan at Manchester United. The Academy graduate, who won the 2006/07 Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award, joined Watford just a few weeks before Ighalo arrived from Udinese in July 2014. During a three-year spell, the pair were part of a successful period for the Hertfordshire club, which included earning promotion to the Premier League and then flourishing in their first season back in the big time. Now Ighalo is poised to return to top-flight action, after agreeing a loan deal to join the Reds from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, and Cathcart is excited about the contribution his erstwhile colleague could make up north. “I’m delighted for him, to be honest,” said Cathcart. “I know it’s something that he’ll be really enthusiastic about, because he was an ambitious player. “It’s an amazing opportunity for him and I’m sure he’ll do everything in his power to make the most of it.” The Northern Ireland international cites Ighalo’s thirst for testing himself against the best as a good indicator of what he might achieve at United. “I remember when we first got into the Premier League, the big occasions against the big clubs, he’d always look forward to them,” recalls Cathcart. “And, if I remember correctly, he scored quite a lot of goals against the big clubs. “So the fact that he’s going to be given the opportunity to play at United is just huge. He’s got every chance to have a successful spell there, because he’s a good player and he can score goals, definitely.” Cathcart was part of the United side that reached the 2007 FA Youth Cup final, alongside Danny Welbeck and Danny Drinkwater. The 30-year-old centre-forward was renowned for his partnership with Watford captain Troy Deeney while playing at Vicarage Road, but Cathcart describes him as a versatile player. “He can adapt. He’s got good link-up play if you do play with two strikers, and he can also hold the ball up if you want to go with the one striker,” he assesses. “He can run the channels as well, because he’s got good pace and good strength and he’s always a threat in the box.” Ighalo’s first run-out at Old Trafford as a Red could come against his former club, who are the first visitors to M16 after the winter break on February 23. “I haven’t spoken to him, but, as soon as he signed, I knew we were playing against United pretty soon,” notes Cathcart. “So I’ll be looking forward to seeing him and having a chat, and seeing how he’s getting on, because he’s a great lad and someone I really enjoyed playing with.”Tags: Jimmy MurphyOdion IghaloShanghai ShenhuaWatfordlast_img read more

No. 5 Maryland dominates No. 8 Syracuse just like it always has, 18-11

first_imgUPDATED: March 13, 2018 at 12:36 p.m.A win versus Maryland. Six years ago Saturday was the last time Syracuse got to experience it. Three final four eliminations, one national championship loss and 10 defeats separate the last time SU left the playing field on top.In the coaching staff’s pregame meeting, a different type of emotion painted the interaction. Handshakes were followed with smiles and laughing exchanges.When the pack separated, SU head coach Gary Gait and Maryland head coach Cathy Reese stayed behind. They looked up. It was just the eighth time in history “SYRACUSE” and “MARYLAND” graced the same scoreboard in the Carrier Dome for a women’s lacrosse game. Syracuse has never produced the highest score in any of them.“I’m not scared … Yes, I have never beaten them since I’ve been here,” redshirt senior Taylor Gait said on Feb. 27. “But, watching Maryland play UNC … it’s possible. It’s always possible.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut, once again, No. 8 Syracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) fell. The 18-11 win by No. 5 Maryland (5-1) is UMD’s 22nd win in the history of the matchup and is, yet again, another example of the stark contrasts between a team that has made two national title games and a team that has won 13.“All of us could have stepped up today,” Gait said. “We made the little mistakes and I think it caught up to us.”The Terrapins’ repeated dominance of SU influenced players to frame their thoughts to the games ahead, because historically that’s the only time where the Orange have experienced success. Gait jokingly said on Feb. 27 that a win against Maryland would be “everything,” but she corrected herself to say that the ultimate goal is still a national title.For years Maryland has stood in the way of the Orange in its quest for the ultimate goal. The Terrapins have ended Syracuse’s NCAA tournament runs three times in the past four years. But after Maryland fell in a loss to North Carolina earlier this season, Gait and the SU players were convinced this year could be different. Still, it seemed no preparation could save SU it from its most notorious foe.“I think everyone thinks that you build on wins, you build on success,” Gary Gait said. “Sometimes it works that way, today it didn’t.”Before the game got out of hand, Syracuse provided a glimmer of hope. The game, which is the culmination of “the toughest run in the country,” Gary Gait said, started off in SU’s favor. Midfielder Sam Swart provided the first goal of the game for the Orange.Coming off of what may have been the Orange’s biggest win of the season against then-No. 4 Florida, it seemed as if the Orange carried the momentum into Sunday’s matchup. SU players jumped and cheered as if it had already won the game, sensing weakness from the Terrapins.Then, the sloppiness ensued.Syracuse allowed three-straight goals and never led again. The remainder of play was highlighted by misfired and mishandled passes and trouble holding onto the ball. Gait, who said that she suffers in the “mental” aspect of the game whenever she plays Maryland, frequently turned the ball over.On one play, after Syracuse fought hard for a draw, in a pursuit that involved almost every player on the field, Gait scooped the ball amidst multiple players tumbling. But as the Orange pushed forward, Gait lofted a ball across the middle of the field that was picked off.The Orange suffered from tentative play early on as Maryland started to go on scoring runs and push ahead, Gary Gait said. He added the Orange tried to do too much to make up for the lack of possessions it had, never settling into its offensive gameplan.After making an early save, SU goalkeeper Asa Goldstock walked the ball out to the opposing 45-yard line and fired a clear over the middle of the field. But it fell short and she had to race back to prevent a Maryland breakaway opportunity. Though UMD didn’t convert, the play was Goldstock’s first clear attempt coming off of a game in which she thrived setting up her SU teammates. It was a sign that Maryland was different and the same game wouldn’t be enough.“They jumped on us and they played like the defending national champs they are,” Gary Gait said. “We tried to rally and keep up, but they were too much for us today.”Maryland’s second-ranked scoring offense wouldn’t be contained. It continued to tear the Orange defense apart and the Terrapins defense did its job preventing the SU attack.With the Orange down 6-2, still trying to get out of an early-game hole, Neena Merola pushed the ball upfield into the Maryland zone. She made it directly adjacent to the UMD goal, where she was knocked down, drawing a whistle. The Syracuse bench erupted, thinking finally something had finally gone its way, but the foul was called on Merola, and the Terrapins were awarded the ball.Again, the Terrapins showed that it would not let up and that Syracuse would never get an easy chance. As it never has.Whenever Maryland exercised its dominance, a hypnotic chant rang heavy throughout the Dome.“When I say ‘Turtle’, you say ‘Power!’” a UMD fan urged the crowd.“Turtle!”“Power!”“Turtle!”“Power!”“Turtle!”“Power!”Again and again, Maryland was too much, as it always has been.When the players exited the field, it had a similar feeling as it had the previous 10 meetings. It fell to the one opponent that makes all of its other successes seem obsolete. Comments Published on March 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Share EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts July 23, 2020 EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020 The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called upon German policymakers to ‘simplify the country’s complicated policy framework for online gambling’.The Brussels based industry trade body criticised Germany for being ‘one of the very few remaining European countries which has no properly functioning online gambling market’.Explaining why the new State Treaty must simplify current legislation, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General for the EGBA, said: “That is why EGBA fully supports the government’s efforts to establish a new gambling policy and we welcome progress towards developing a functional and effective online gambling regulation. However, with less than 50% of the country’s online gambling activity currently taking place on offshore websites, re-regulation will not be an easy task.”Haijer states that the State Treaty must tackle the rate of channelisation to unlicensed sites, especially when compared to both the UK and Denmark. However, he pointed out that the introduction of legislation which fails to be ‘evidence-led’ will set the scene for ‘continued political and legal challenges’.He added: “The starting position of Germany is so bad that, in 2017, the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) predicted that the country had a “channelling” rate of only 1.8% (e.g. 1.8% of online gambling activity in Germany took place on websites which are licensed in Germany), compared to 95% in UK and 90% in Denmark.“At least this makes the priority for the new policy clear: channelling. The new policy can only be effective if it ensures that gambling websites licensed in Germany are more attractive than those outside it – so customers will play on these websites rather than unlicensed ones. This requires the new policy to meet the customer’s needs by ensuring there is sufficient choice in the market – including brands, products and bet offerings.“That is why the policy measures currently on the table are highly questionable. They are overly prescriptive and introduce restrictions which are not evidence-led. The combined effects of the proposed restrictions on player accounts (e.g. deposit and time restrictions), on products (e.g. the ban on online casino is not fully lifted) and on bet types (e.g. live betting will be banned), jeopardises the task of achieving a high channelling rate and sets the scene for continued political and legal challenges.“We have had proper regulation of online gambling in Europe for well over 10 years now and it is time Germany got its house in order as well. It is in everyone’s interest to introduce a law which ensures high channelling rates, long term regulatory stability and a fully functioning market.”last_img read more