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  • Ivy Tech’s Rahschulte Appointed to Serve on AACC Commission on College Readiness

    first_imgLawrenceburg, IN – Dr. Rebecca Rahschulte, Vice President of Ivy Tech Community College’s K-14 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships, has been selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve on the organization’s Commission on College Readiness. Rahschulte’s three-year term with the organization began July 1st, 2020.The Commission of College Readiness provides guidance for the AACC leadership in terms of best practices for advancing college-going rates. The organization helps identify K-12 programs and colleges that have found innovating solutions to preparing students for college.last_img read more

  • Ballydoyle colts sit Dante exam

    first_img Jack Hobbs, ante-post favourite for the Derby, is also one of several highly-rated horses putting their claims for the premier Classic on the line. John Gosden’s colt is taking a big leap in grade, having won a maiden and a handicap in convincing fashion. The Newmarket handler has a second string to his bow in Golden Horn, who is also unbeaten having made a winning reappearance in the Feilden Stakes at Newmarket last month. Jack Hobbs heads the market for the Grade Two trial on the Knavesmire ahead of Elm Park, winner of the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October. He missed the 2000 Guineas because the ground was deemed to be too fast and was switched by trainer Andrew Balding to this race instead. The Barry Hills-trained Nafaqa waited for the Dante after being a late withdrawal from last week’s Dee Stakes at Chester because of the rain-softened ground. Chester Vase third Medrano and Lord Ben Stack make up a field of eight. Ol’ Man River was tailed off in the Qipco 2000 Guineas, won by his stable companion Gleneagles, after being heavily eased down by Joseph O’Brien. John F Kennedy was deposed as Investec Derby favourite after he became stuck in the testing conditions when a well-beaten last of three to Success Days in the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown. Press Associationcenter_img John F Kennedy and Ol’ Man River try to redeem their reputations in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday.last_img read more

  • Cricket News Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspension provisionally lifted pending appointment of Ombudsman

    first_imgPandya and Rahul suspended by BCCI for remarks on Koffee With Karan.Pandya has not played cricket since September Asia Cup.Rahul and Pandya were called back from the tour of Australia. New Delhi: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspension has been provisionally lifted by the Committee of Administrators pending a probe. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had wanted the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to decide the fate of the two players, who have already missed the ODI series against Australia and also the tour of New Zealand. Pandya is now expected to join the team in New Zealand while Rahul might play in either domestic circuit or show up for India A in an ongoing home series against England Lions.  While Diana Edulji wanted the BCCI office-bearers to be involved in deciding the fate of the two cricketers, CoA chief Vinod Rai had dismissed the suggestion as it would have been in violation of the Board constitution.  The CoA said the decision to suspend the two players was taken under “Rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution”, which covers players’ conduct that can bring the Board into disrepute.”The matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of Amicus Curiae, P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman,” said one member of the Committee of Administrators. With the Supreme Court now willing to hear matters related to the BCCI only next week, the wait for the two players had been prolonged. BCCI president CK Khanna had earlier urged the CoA to allow Pandya and Rahul to play while the inquiry is being conducted. Khanna said calling the SGM to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the two players’ conduct, as demanded by Board officials, wouldn’t be right as the Supreme Court was adjourned for a week. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the series against Australia. They have also submitted an unconditional apology. I suggest that pending inquiry we reinstate both the cricketers into the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest. What Pandya said and Rahul acted as a by-stander to is inappropriate and absolutely wrong, but in my personal opinion, to treat them like lawbreakers is wrong too. Both these cricketers need game time before the World Cup which starts in four months’ time. We should give these growing cricketers chance to correct themselves morally,” Khanna wrote in a letter to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running the BCCI.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s comments on Koffee With Karan generated plenty of controversy. (Image credit: Twitter)Khanna also added, “Pandya and KL Rahul certainly brought disrepute to the board with their inappropriate comments. For that, the BCCI has already suspended them provisionally. However, I am also of the view that the matter needs to be sorted at the earliest,” he told PTI.Following the outrage, Hotstar removed the episode from the web while Pandya’s father Himanshu has said that the comments should not be taken seriously as his son was indulging in chatter in a light-hearted manner. The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter. highlightslast_img read more

  • Wisconsin looks to extend streak vs Minnesota

    first_imgWisconsin looks to extend streak vs Minnesota ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMinnesota (13-14, 7-10) vs. Wisconsin (18-10, 11-6)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Wisconsin looks for its sixth straight conference win against Minnesota. Wisconsin’s last Big Ten loss came against the Minnesota Golden Gophers 70-52 on Feb. 5. Minnesota came up short in a 74-73 game at home to Maryland on Wednesday. February 29, 2020center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Wisconsin’s Nate Reuvers has averaged 13.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and two blocks while D’Mitrik Trice has put up 10.3 points, four rebounds and 4.1 assists. For the Golden Gophers, Daniel Oturu has averaged 20 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks while Marcus Carr has put up 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists.CREATING OFFENSE: Carr has made or assisted on 49 percent of all Minnesota field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 17 field goals and 21 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 72: Minnesota is 0-7 when it allows at least 72 points and 13-7 when it holds opponents to less than 72.STREAK STATS: Wisconsin has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 70 points while giving up 63.DID YOU KNOW: The Wisconsin offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.9 percent of its possessions, which is the 20th-best rate in the country. The Minnesota defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 16.5 percent of all possessions (ranked 328th among Division I teams). Associated Press last_img read more

  • Eagles Reunite Simon, Kalu

    first_imgThe relationship between Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu had come a long way. Both players are products of the famous Golden Boot Soccer Academy of Jos. The two attackers spent two years together at Belgian side, Gent, before departures to Spain and France respectively. However, both had reunited in Uyo ahead of Nigeria’s AFCON qualifier game against Liberia today, but in a different atmosphere as both players would be struggling for one position in the team. They, however, said it would not strain their chummy relationshipSuper Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, says he rates Moses Simon higher than Samuel Kalu, despite the latter’s rise to prominence and transfer to French Ligue 1 club Girondins de Bordeaux.Kalu was handed the prestigious number 10 jersey at Bordeaux after completing a big-money move from Belgian First Division A side KAA Gent. Simon himself has also left Gent, signing for Spanish La Liga club, Levante, on a five-year contract.“I never selected him (Kalu). I saw him play, but in his team, I took another, which is Simon Moses. He is in my group since the beginning, two years ago. He is also a winger, fast. He’s almost the same, but I found him better than Kalu,” Rohr told the Girondins4ever website.“Simon Moses was in my group. He was injured, he was the only injured player I had before the World Cup. He played with Kalu in La Gantoise. He missed the World Cup because of a muscle injury.”Simon would be itching at the prospect of linking up with Kalu for the Super Eagles versus Mediterranean Knights. In Simon’s absence due to injury, Kalu got his international debut against Seychelles, impressing Rohr, culminating to suggestions that the Bordeaux winger may have knocked his former teammate off the team with his superb display.However, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations double-header qualifiers against Libya, Simon believes their reunion will benefit the team.“Kalu is more than a friend. He is my brother; we can’t be seen to be in a competition for a position on the pitch due to our closeness off the pitch. We can play together on either flanks,” Simon was quoted by the Sun.” If we don’t get to play, whoever that is selected will get the backing of the other. My presence will help him a lot, he knows what I can do, so he will be at his best in training and even if he gets selected to play.”Kalu made his international debut last month against Seychelles, playing in Simon’s position on the right and impressed in winning a second-half penalty. However, with Simon back in the fold, Rohr might be tempted to revert to his preferred system and personnel?Simon, aside from his tactical conscientiousness, is reportedly one of the German’s favourites in the national team set-up and will befavourite to regain his position in the side, in spite of the fact he has only played a total of 49 league minutes this term for new club Levante.After injury shattered his dream of being part of Super Eagles’ party to the World Cup in Russia, Simon has since picked up the pieces.When Rohr rolled out his 30-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with Simon included, the player believed he was just inches away from achieving his long-time dream of playing in the World Cup. But it was not to be as injury has ruined his dream.Simon sustained a thigh injury in his second training session with the Super Eagles in Uyo and report of the scan carried out on Simon revealed the extent of the injury. “It is unfortunate Moses Simon will not be travelling with the team to London because he is down with an injury. The nature of his injury is such that he won’t be recovering quickly enough to make the World Cup. We are looking at three to four weeks and thereafter, rehabilitation training will start before getting to match the fitness level. You can see that the situation is not good for him and for the team as well,” Rohr said.“For a playing player to be ruled out of a major competition like the World Cup when he was already dreaming could be very devastating and the memory is not always a good one,” Nduka Ugbade had told THISDAY in an interview. “I feel very sorry for Simon. I hope he would shake it away with time. But the truth is that it’s not a palatable experience. It was one I went through and till today, it still pained,” Ugbade said then.He received his first call-up by Coach Daniel Amokachi in 2015 and made his debut in an international friendly against Uganda.For Samuel Kalu, it may have been a shattered dream when Rohr did not look at their direction during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but it was a dream come true when he made his debut for the Super Eagles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles last month.Prior to the encounter, Kalu who stars for Bordeaux in France was keen to shine with the team, as he said: “I’m prepared to give everything to the Super Eagles. It’s my first call-up and I want to make the country proud. I’m expecting us to win the game and nothing more. It’s an important game that we cannot afford to lose. We have to work hard and do whatever we can to win the game. “Kalu was very impressive all through the time he was on the field. He showed signs of a player that wants to earn a regular shirt in the team and with the way he played it is obvious he would be the one the players Rohr would be looking up to in future,” former Abiola Babes captain,Tajudeen Disu told THISDAY.With the likes of Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ogenyi Onazi failing to truly seize the opportunity to prove critics wrong, Kalu was the standout performer, playing 84 minutes of brilliant attacking football that won the heart of many fans back home.The Bordeaux winger was lively from the blast of the referee’s whistle to his exit, with his pace troubling the Seychelles backline. His quick feet were too hot to handle, and he was fouled in the penalty area just before the hour mark which resulted in Ighalo’s converted effort.Kalu’s deft touches on the ball were a joy to behold, while his dribbling and trickery were also impressive.Kalu will have an opportunity to build on his early impact in the double-header against Libya today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Ohio State comes to town

    first_imgTo be perfectly honest, there isn’t much left to say about the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. Everything written about the team so far this season has probably been repeated a million times. Which makes writing each article about the team more and more difficult.Here is what you have already heard. The Badgers have an overall record of 19-2-1, are tied for the lead in their division, have held the title of No. 1 team in the nation for more than a month and they cannot stop winning.After every single series the Badgers play, the headline seems to be the same. ‘The Badgers sweep the series.’ Different opponents, same result.One doesn’t have to look very hard at the statistics to see why. Thus far, the Badgers have been utterly dominant, having been unbeaten for nearly two months. UW last lost in late November, when New Hampshire won by the score of 2-1. The New Hampshire Wildcats are now the second-ranked team in the nation.It doesn’t stop there. Ten of the top 30 scorers in the WCHA are Badgers. Wisconsin scores nearly three goals for every goal scored against them, and have both the top point scorer, junior forward Sara Bauer, and the top goal-getter, sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg, in the conference. Bauer has collected 34 points this season while Zaugg has 18 goals.Of course, if you follow the team at all, you’ve read about Bauer, Zaugg and team captain Sharon Cole more times then you care to remember. The freshmen trio of Angie Keseley, Erica Lawler and Tia Hanson has also received its fair share of publicity. And it’s certainly well deserved.”That’s a sign of a good team when you don’t have to rely on goals from your so-called ‘go-to’ line [of Bauer, Cole and Zaugg],” UW head coach Mark Johnson said. “If someone had told me that Sara Bauer and Sharon Cole weren’t going to get a point in either game … and that we still would have swept them [North Dakota], I would have been like ‘whoa.’ But we had other people step up, and on Saturday night, our freshman line played very well and had a lot of energy.”Freshman players combined for seven points in the sweep over the North Dakota Fighting Sioux last weekend. They will try to play with that same energy this weekend when Wisconsin hosts Ohio State at the Kohl Center.”We’ve been playing on smaller ice rinks for a while now, and the Kohl Center is huge,” UW junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar said. “So communication will be huge for us. We’re going to be fast and get right on them, so hopefully they won’t have many opportunities to skate all over the ice.”The Buckeyes sit in the middle of the conference with a record of 10-8-4, despite having scored fewer goals than their opponents this season. They are led on offense by Jana Harrigan, who has the second-highest point total in the conference with 31. Harrigan and junior defender Amber Bowman, who has 20 points, are the only two true scoring threats for Ohio State.The Buckeyes are anchored in goal by junior netminder Erika Vanderveer, who sits in the middle of the Big Ten pack in both save percentage and goals against.No matter how well the Buckeyes play, they will likely need a lot of luck to beat the Badgers, who are 19-3-5 all-time against Ohio State. Wisconsin has not lost to OSU since October of 2004.last_img read more

  • Bench fuels Wisconsin over North Dakota

    first_imgWisconsin forward Keaton Nankivil slams home a dunk in the Badgers’ home win over North Dakota.[/media-credit]Clearly, Bo Ryan is generating some competition for time on the hardwood.The head coach of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team once again saw excellent production from his bench as the Badgers rolled over the North Dakota Fighting Sioux 85-53 (1-1) Tuesday night to improve to 2-0. Once again, in a team-wide effort, the Badgers consistently found and connected on open looks all over the floor as they converted on 62 percent of field goals and 45.5 percent from three-point range. Wisconsin’s defense clamped down on North Dakota as well, holding them to just 38.3 percent from the field and 30.8 from beyond the arc.Senior forward Jon Leuer, who finished the game early as the lead widened, finished with a triple-double within sight as he posted a team-best 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Four other Badgers, including two from the bench, turned in double-digit scoring performances, including senior Keaton Nankivil, who added 17 to the scoreboard. Ryan was glad to see the chemistry of the offense shine once again when it came to finding the open man.“What I was really impressed with was we still got a good shot selection going for us, guys didn’t try to force anything,” he said. “In the meantime, you’re taking care of the ball and you’re getting into the right places, that’s always welcome.”After a sloppy first three minutes by both teams, the Badgers jumped out to a 22-11 lead in the following six minutes and never allowed the Sioux to come within 11 points again. Wisconsin really began to heat up with three minutes to go in the first half, building up a 20-2 scoring run that spilled over into the second half. UW’s only containment breach on the evening was NDU’s freshman guard Troy Huff, a native of Milwaukee, Wis. Huff translated three steals into coast-to-coast dunks en route to leading the Sioux with 21 points, despite coming off the bench. Forward Patrick Mitchell also finished with 11 points for North Dakota.“Active, just active,” Ryan described Huff. “I mean, we didn’t have to worry about the other players when he had the ball.”With only one day following their season opener to prepare for the Sioux, Ryan was pleased with the way the Badgers handled the UND offense, as they were unsure what type of offense they would run after their two highest scorers from a year ago graduated.“A team like that that does a lot of pick-and-pop with their [forwards] and the two bigs that they had last year – more than half of their shots were threes. They ran a lot of Princeton stuff last year, we weren’t sure what they were going to run against us, we prepared for both,” Ryan said. “If you give them a little bit of room on the pick-and-pops they can shoot the ball pretty well and we took that away from them.”Within that one day of preparation, Ryan also decided to swap two starters from Wisconsin’s season opener on Sunday night, electing to give the cap to sophomore Mike Bruesewitz and freshman Josh Gasser instead. Gasser, meanwhile, became just the third freshman under Ryan’s tenure to start a game. The two underclassmen combined for 13 points and eight rebounds. Despite the changes, UW’s bench provided a great lift, as senior Tim Jarmusz never missed a shot, including two attempts from three-point range, to add 10 points and four rebounds. Junior Ryan Evans totaled 11 points and played a physical game on both sides of the ball. Nankivil, who contributed just two points in the season opener, mentioned that individual scoring wouldn’t necessarily be consistent for all members of the team throughout the season.“It’s just a matter of finding your spot during a game,” he said. “Nobody’s going to force anything, we’re a very team-oriented basketball team.“Whether it’s myself, Jordan (Taylor), anybody else, we all have to be willing to shoot the open ones… and it’s not about who’s scoring every night consistently.”Taylor paced the offense with four assists and threw in 10 points as well. Leuer, who led the way in terms of spreading the ball around with seven assists, echoed Nankivil’s sentiments. “We always are looking for one another, we’re an unselfish team and that’s definitely one of our strengths.”last_img read more

  • QB change means little without discipline

    first_imgUSC is not a bad team, but its 1-2 record is not an ideal situation. In their two losses to No. 1 Alabama and No. 7 Stanford, the Trojans were outscored 79-16. They scored one touchdown between the two games. You can’t really expect to win games — especially in the Pac-12 — by only scoring one touchdown.To say the Trojans’ offense has been lackluster would be a bit of an understatement. Monday after practice, head coach Clay Helton announced that redshirt freshman Sam Darnold would replace redshirt junior Max Browne as USC’s starting quarterback.Helton said that the “realism of football” was behind his decision for the change. “I wanted to see a spark in our offense,” Helton said. “I hope that Sam can bring that.”While Darnold behind center will mix up the Trojans’ offense, a change isn’t going to do much if the playcalling and discipline doesn’t also improve. The losses also weren’t a product of Browne’s doing, but when you’ve only scored one touchdown against ranked opponents, changes on offense are necessary. Stanford has been victorious in seven of the last nine games against USC. That’s the best stretch of games for the Cardinal in the 111 years and 96 games the two have faced off in. With three consecutive losses to their foes up north, USC’s place as a conference power is becoming questionable. Senior running back Justin Davis said it best following the loss to the Cardinal. “If we don’t play disciplined with this talent, this talent’s going to go to waste,” he said. “That’s what makes me so mad.”The discipline Davis is talking about can be interpreted a couple of different ways; the team’s numerous penalties that stalled momentum against Stanford, the suspensions in the first two games of the season or the coaching staff’s struggles.The state of the Trojans can be best described as having a Ferrari and only driving it at 20 mph. USC is made up of predominantly four and five-star recruits, yet the team as a whole is playing barely at a three-star level. The Trojans showed spurts of their potential, but it’s never enough to pull out a win. One prime example is junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. He was talked about before the season as being one of the best receivers in college football, if not the best. That talk was justified; last season he had 89 catches for 1,454 yards with 10 touchdowns while averaging 16.3 yards per catch. This season against Stanford and Alabama, he’s had four catches for 43 yards with no touchdowns, averaging 10.8 yards. There are numerous factors that have affected Smith-Schuster’s play — a combination of his struggle to get open at times, Browne’s decision making and the unimaginative, conservative play calling. Though credit is due to Alabama and Stanford’s defenses for limiting his potency, the power lies in USC’s hands, it’s just a matter of whether they can do it or if they’re in over their heads. Perhaps Darnold will fare better at getting the ball into the hands of USC’s best offensive weapon. Part of the drive to change how they’re playing will need to come from the players’ mindsets. That’s something that they’re missing as a whole during their games. During halftime against Stanford, players could be heard shouting from the visitors’ locker room. The effects were seen at the start of the third as USC came out on fire and drove down the field. That drive resulted in a touchdown by sophomore running back Ronald Jones II — the only Trojan touchdown against a ranked opponent this season. While their fire was good for that bit of play, it wasn’t even enough to sustain through the rest of the quarter. On Sunday, Helton talked about the possibility of using cornerback and kick returner Adoree’ Jackson on offense “to create a spark.” The offense is struggling right now with what to do with its numerous talents, and Jackson might go unused as a result. However, just having him out on the field — whether he touches the ball or not — causes the opposing team to worry about the possibility of a dynamic talent making a big play. Jackson has been a standout on a team that’s been generally lackluster. Against the Cardinal, he had an interception, knocked away a pass in the endzone and made six tackles, the second most on the team. He also held Michael Rector, Stanford’s top receiver other than McCaffrey, to one catch for three yards. Against Alabama, Jackson shut down Calvin Ridley to two catches for nine yards and stopped Damien Harris just short of the end zone to save a touchdown.USC’s problems are centered on the discrepancy between the level of talent and the coaches’ game plan. While the coaching is a portion of the issue, the blame doesn’t fall entirely on the staff. There’s already some talk about firing Helton, but while the team hasn’t been doing well, that talk is unwarranted. USC doesn’t need another head coach fired midseason. If anything, USC deserves to have one head coach for the entirety of a season. The program has been in enough turmoil after the last six years with coaching changes that it doesn’t need another. Also, the coaching staff deserves the chance to coach through a whole season and see if it can solve the problems the team is facing during the season.The 1-2 record the Trojans are carrying into Friday’s matchup against No. 24 Utah State is the first time USC has started out 1-2 since 2001. That was Pete Carroll’s first season, and he started as 1-4. He then went on to only lose 15 more games over nine seasons. Of course, the conference is much deeper and more competitive than when Carroll started coaching, but the similarity is interesting. While the current situation looks bleak, Helton and his team have the potential to find success similar to Carroll. The team has talent, but it’s going to come down to whether or not USC can utilize it. For USC to turn its season around, it’s going to be on both the coaches and the players. The coaches will need to put together a game plan that utilizes the team’s vast talents. The players will need to come together under their new game plan and play with heart and discipline as a unit. USC’s season isn’t over yet, but if the Trojans don’t fix their problems and get a win over Utah, they will have  dug themselves a bigger hole than they can get out of.Jodee Storm Sullivan is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. Her column, “The Storm Report,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

  • Premier League Asia Trophy: Leicester Beat West Brom On Penalties To Secure Final Place

    first_imgLeicester City have qualified for the final of the 2017 Premier League Asia Trophy after they defeated West Brom 7-6 during the dreaded penalty shootouts.Both teams had earlier played an entertaining 1-1 draw in regulation time paving the way for penalties in a bid to separate the two teams.West Brom started the match on the front foot and were rewarded with an early lead through new summer signing Jay Rodriguez’s long range effort but the immediate past English Premier League (EPL) champions battled back with an impressive solo strike from star man Riyad Mahrez in the 24th minute.Both sides could not add to their tally in regulation time before West Brom youngster Sam Field missed during sudden death to hand Leicester City victory. Photo Credit: LCFC Relatedlast_img read more

  • Record high water levels continue for the Great Lakes

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Great Lakes are continuing to show record water levels. Lakes Michigan, Huron, St. Clair, and Erie have set new monthly mean water level records for may of 2020. The previous record for lakes Huron and Michigan were set in 1986.May was pretty dry, but the middle of the month brought heavy rain to some areas of the basin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, says that they expect the water levels will continue to be near or above record highs on all of the Great Lakes except for Ontario.Those who were impacted by the high water levels last year, are being advised to prepare for similar or worse impacts over the next coming months. Higher than normal water levels are turning some parts of one Alpena neighborhood into a mini–marsh of sorts. Several front lawns on Wall and Mac Ave. are being overtaken by rising water.Bob Nielsen lives in the neighborhood and says while the situation is out of his control, until water levels return to normal, he’s choosing to be a good sport about it. “I don’t like to see it but there’s nothing we can do,” he said. “Typically, into May and first of June, these ditches are all dry and you can mow the ditches, but this year and last year they’re flooded. We’ve never had water in the driveway like this.”Lakes Michigan and Huron are expected to have peak water levels next month.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Great Lakes, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan launches online application for absentee ballotsNext Insights Preview: Alpena County Airport Manager discusses plans for CARES Act fundinglast_img read more