Greensburg, In. — Officials from the Decatur County Emergency Management Agency say the tornado sirens are now back in operation. The sirens were first reported out on February 22.
PreviousANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Justin Upton #8, Michael Hermosillo #59 and Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate a 2-1 win over Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, claps as he scores on a single by Luis Valbuena as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin stands at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsToronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws out Toronto Blue Jays’ Kendrys Morales at second after fielding a ball hit by Kevin Pillar during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Pillar was also thrown out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Steve Pearce slips as he tries to field an RBI double by Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada, right, wipes his face after Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, left, scored on a single by Luis Valbuena during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is welcomed into the dugout after scoring on a single hit by Luis Valbuena in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Toronto Blue Jays’ Aledmys Diaz, right, scores on a double by Devon Travis as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado stands at the plate during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Michael Hermosillo #59 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim does not make it to base on this bunt in the eight inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Kinsler was thrown out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium. Heaney pitched seven strong innings in a 2-1 win. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Martin Maldonado #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim flys out in the eight inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Angels won 2-1. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a throw on a double hit by Devon Travis #29 of the Toronto Blue Jays that scored a run in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Angels won 2-1. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Yangervis Solarte #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays lines out against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Michael Hermosillo #59 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim can not catch a ball hit by Steve Pearce #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Michael Hermosillo attempts to make the catch on a ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Pillar was initially called out but was called safe after a review. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Luis Valbuena #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a throw to first base to catch Randal Grichuk #15 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Angels won 2-1. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Blake Parker throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Blake Parker celebrates after the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Andrelton Simmons #2 and Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate a 2-1 victory over Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22: Justin Upton #8, Michael Hermosillo #59 and Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate a 2-1 win over Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, claps as he scores on a single by Luis Valbuena as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin stands at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 23Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, claps as he scores on a single by Luis Valbuena as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin stands at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — The last time Andrew Heaney pitched, he walked off the mound with a lead, only to see the bullpen – most notably Blake Parker and Cam Bedrosian – let it get away.This time, they got the job done.Bedrosian and Parker retired all six batters they faced to protect the Angels’ 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, finishing the job started by Heaney’s seven innings.“It was good to bounce back after Heaney’s last outing,” Parker said. “He pitched so well and we didn’t convert. It felt good to convert this one for him.” On Sunday in Oakland, Heaney pitched eight innings and handed the bullpen a two-run lead. Parker entered first and he retired only one of four hitters. Bedrosian then gave up the game-tying run on a bloop single with two outs, and the Angels lost in 11 innings.On Friday, Heaney gave up one run on nine hits in seven innings, but the hitters produced only a pair of first-inning runs on three hits, leaving little margin for error when Bedrosian entered in the eighth.Bedrosian and Parker were both perfect, locking up the Angels’ third straight victory.It was a welcomed routine save for a bullpen that has been one of the major issues during the team’s recent struggles. The Angels blew leads in three of the last four games on the road last week.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“If you saw our bullpen the whole year you know at times it’s been in a state of flux,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’ve got a lot of young arms there. Guys have been up and down. We’ve had a variety of roles for each pitcher trying to get settled. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros While there wasn’t much happening offensively, the pitchers did enough for the Angels to win, pulling within five games of the Seattle Mariners for the second American League wild-card spot.Although it’s a little early to be looking at the standings, the past few days have been an indication that perhaps the race won’t be the runaway it seemed last week.The Mariners lost their fifth straight game on Friday, which could be part of a “correction” after their hot streak that was fueled by a 23-11 record in one-run games.Even though the Mariners are ahead of the Angels, they have outscored their opponents by just 10 runs, while the Angels have outscored theirs by 32 runs.It suggests there might still be a pennant race, one in which the Angels will need their bullpen to be successful.“It’s good to hold some leads and get a little momentum,” Parker said. “We’d like to come in and keep shutting it down and carry that on into the road trip.” “Tonight we had it lined up. We had two guys throwing the ball well for us. Cam and Blake are both throwing the ball well and they came in and did the job. A growing bullpen is really important to us.”The bullpen picked up Heaney after he left, and the defense helped him out while he was pitching.In the second inning, third baseman Luis Valbuena made a nice backhand stop and a throw to second to get a force. Valbuena also charged and barehanded a bouncer to end the fourth, with two runners on base.Left fielder Justin Upton made a leaping catch of a Russell Martin fly ball at the fence in the second, robbing him of an extra-base hit.Heaney had only one 1-2-3 inning, and it was the first. After that, he was pitching with traffic on the bases for much of the night.“Andrew did a terrific job,” Scioscia said. “He pitched with his back against the wall the whole night.”The Angels didn’t get Heaney a run after they scored two in the first. Albert Pujols yanked a double down the left field line, driving in Upton from first. Valbuena followed with an RBI single.After that, Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada gave up just one hit over his next six innings. Pujols had a single to lead off the fourth, and he was quickly erased when Valbuena lined into a double play.Estrada also ended Andrelton Simmons’ streak of 90 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout, the fourth longest in Angels history. When Estrada got Simmons to swing through a changeup in the fourth inning, it was Simmons’ first strikeout since May 18.It was such a quiet night for the Angels hitters that even Mike Trout failed to reach base for the first time since June 10.Related Articles Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak
It may be early in the season, but Dave McLellan may want to start rustling the junior hockey bushes for a goal scorer.For the second time this season the Nelson Leafs failed to score, falling 4-0 to the Osoyoos Coyotes in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday in the South Okanagan City.Ryan Morrell scored twice as Osoyoos held period leads of 2-0 and 3-0.Bobby LaRue and Daniel Stone also scored for Osoyoos, which finished the game out shooting the Leafs 41-30.Former Leaf Brett Soles got some payback against his former team, stopping all 30 shots to register the shutout between the pipes. Joe Barton took the loss in goal for Nelson.Nelson opened the two-game road trip with a 6-2 loss to Princeton Posse Friday.Once again Nelson fell behind 2-0 after the first period and never recovered.Six different players from Princeton shared in the scoring, Sunil Sahotafinished the contest with four points — one goal and three assists.Rookie Emmon Miller paced Nelson with both goals.Stephen Heslop stopped 33 of 35 shots to register the win in goal.Everett Yasinski took the loss in goal for Nelson.Nelson, 3-3 on the season, returns home to face front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Nelson finishes the month of September with a 3-3 record. Only once has Nelson managed to score more than two goals in the a game — September 18 vs Spokane Braves. Of the 12 goals Nelson has scored this season, one player — Jordan Davie — has scored four times and Eammon Miller has three. That makes 14 players on the team who have yet to find the back of the net. At the other end of the ice, Nelson has surrendered at least four goals on two ocassions and six goals against Princeton.
TIAGO PEREIRA, GENEROSIDADE, WINNER: “I was so excited because this is only my second graded win in North America. Generosidade was so good today. We sat behind, we let the pace go and the last three-eighths, I was able to get outside and get up to win it. I thank Paulo, the owners, the horse, everyone that has helped me.“Paulo told me to relax the first part of the race the other times I rode her because she liked to do that when she ran in Brazil. But, in the three races here, they were not so good, maybe she didn’t love the track. Her last work was good and today she was too good for them.” -30- TYLER BAZE, QUICK CASABLANCA, SECOND: “I tried to thread the needle and a horse stopped in front of me. The horse is on the top of his game right now. He’s doing awesome. I can’t wait for the next one.” PAULO LOBO, GENEROSIDADE, WINNER: “She’s a marathon horse. She loves the distance and we were looking for a mile and a half. She had her race (in the Astra Jan. 17) and we pointed for this race. I think the rain helped me because she’s seven years old, she has issues, little problems, and the softer ground helped her.“Tiago knows her very well. This is the fourth time he’s ridden her. She’s an easy filly that comes from behind. She ran huge today.“The owner is from Brazil but he breeds in Europe and races there also. He has a huge farm in Sao Paulo. We’ll decide whether or not to breed her this week.” TRAINER QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, BIG JOHN B, SEVENTH AS FAVORITE: “If we have an excuse, it’s that my horse would prefer a firmer turf. The grass is really soft and my horse, he likes it better when it’s firm.” NOTES: The winning owner is Haras Phillipson, Inc., of Sao Paulo, Brazil. JOCKEY QUOTES
A recent scientific discovery in South Africa, ancient fungi-like fossils, have once again put the country on the map in the palaeontology field. It raises questions about the oldest fungi found, evolution, and whether scientists have been looking in the wrong places.Ancient fungi-like fossils have been found in South Africa’s Northern Cape. (Image: South African Tourism, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)Priya PitamberA group of international researchers have discovered fungi-like fossils in rocks dating back 2.4 billion years, in South Africa. This latest development once again displays the country’s central role in global scientific research.The fossils were found in the Ongeluk Formation in the Northern Cape, which was under water at the time the organisms were alive.“Unless they represent an unknown branch of fungus-like organisms, the fossils imply that the fungal clade is considerably older than previously thought, and that fungal origin and early evolution may lie in the oceanic deep biosphere rather than on land,” reads the researchers’ paper, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. “The Ongeluk discovery suggests that life has inhabited submarine volcanics for more than 2.4 billion years.”SignificanceDuring a routine microscopic study of the lava, Professor Birger Rasmussen, from the Western Australian School of Mines at Curtin University, found the microfossils.“I was looking for minerals to date the age of the rock when my attention was drawn to a series of vesicles and when I increased the magnification of the microscope I was startled to find what appeared to be exquisitely preserved fossilised microbes,” he said.At 2.4 billion years old, does the Ongeluk formation yield the world’s oldest fungi? Bengtson et al https://t.co/yOCQbDgtWO pic.twitter.com/2fiqtHFcMe— NatureEcoEvo (@NatureEcoEvo) April 24, 2017“It quickly became apparent that cavities within the volcanic rocks were once crawling with life.“The new discovery has implications for the evolution of life on Earth, representing the earliest evidence of possible fungi by 1 to 2 billion years, and the earliest evidence of eukaryotic life by at least 500 million years,” Rasmussen said.He hopes this research will be able to answer fundamental questions about evolution on Earth, and beyond.LocationThe fossils were found in rock formed from bubbly lava that was once upon a time, beneath the sea.Professor Stefan Bengtson, from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, was the lead on the research team. He told the BBC that scientists previously looked for the oldest fossil fungi on land or in shallow seas, but never in the deep sea.“The deep biosphere (where the fossils were found) represents a significant portion of the Earth, but we know very little about its biology and even less about its evolutionary history,” he said.The research paper was co-authored by scientists from the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm.Sources: BBC, Nature Ecology & Evolution, and Curtin UniversityWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Suzelle has become something of a South African internet sensation through her DIY videos on Youtube. She has covered a range of topics, but her most popular video to date is showing people how to make a braai pie. She’s even been joined by Tim Noakes and together they showed the audience how to make a pizza out of cauliflower. Suzelle has given DIY videos her own quirky sense of humour, which has made them hugely popular. (Image: Supplied)• Women of excellence: Ferial Haffajee, champion of media freedom • South African foodies cooking up a storm• Women of excellence: Lynette Ntuli, icon of young business leadership• Comedian David Kibuuka joins The Daily Show as writer• Brilliant young minds at the CSIR Priya PitamberWearing either bright or pastel coloured dresses, cardigans, and styling her hair in what’s become her signature up-do, South African vlogger Suzelle DIY is enlightening the country, one DIY video at a time.Her outfits may not be what people would normally wear while doing their DIY round the home, but she says: “I always look my best even when I’m doing housework.”With a unique sense of humour and usually hilarious endings, Suzelle’s quirky and eccentric persona is endearing. Her website informs her fans that she always dreamed of having her own DIY show. “I wanted to use my creativity to help people and make new friends.”She gets her inspiration from magazines and doing research on the internet. And naturally her DIY hero is MacGyver, from the 1980s TV show of the same name.Her popular videosSuzelle’s most popular video to date is How to Make a Braai Pie, which has notched up more than 660 000 views to date. It’s no wonder; South Africans generally love to have a braai (barbeque).Another popular video, viewed more than 420 000 times, was released close to Valentine’s Day. It shows viewers how to win someone over.Her next most popular video featured Timothy Noakes, professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and a supporter of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, as set out in his book The Real Meal Revolution.“Smile for the video, professor,” Suzelle instructs Noakes, before the camera zooms in on his face. They make a pizza out of cauliflower. Meeting him was a highlight of her DIY series, she says.Her other videos include teaching people how to drill a hole without making a mess, how to iron clothes without an iron and a tutorial on creating her signature up-style hairdo.The one person she would like to invite on to her channel is comedian Trever Noah. And the one video she has not done yet, but would love to do, is on camping. Suzelle says she loves to help people get inspired to fix things. (Image: Supplied) Working with her handsHer best DIY achievement, though, was turning a cupboard into what she describes as an “amazing craft station”. And her greatest tool is not something you would find in a tool box because it is her creativity. “Sometimes when you don’t have the tool, you need to get creative,” she explains.She will continue making videos because “I just love helping people get inspired to make and fix things,” she says. “It is so easy.”Audience receptionGenerally the reaction to her videos is positive, Suzelle says. They are also watched by South African expats abroad. “I love it when people from overseas comment that my videos make them homesick for South Africa,” she says.“You are my hero! Love all your videos… Well done,” Maxine Trollip wrote on Suzelle’s Facebook page.”You make me laugh like no other,” wrote Gina Orman. “If I ever am in need of a good laugh I go and watch one of your videos.”Roxanne Lisa Booysen also smiles when she watches Suzelle’s videos. “They educate me at the same time. The best one was the braai pie,” she wrote. Suzelle’s DIY videos cover a range of topics that can help her audience dabble in their creativity. (Image: Supplied) What Suzelle loves“I work at a guest house called Somerset Guest,” says Suzelle of her other job, and in her downtime she likes to have coffee with her onscreen colleague, Marianne. She naturally loves to watch the TV show Braai Master, or anything on the Home Channel. Her favourite movies are both as quirky as she is: Legally Blonde and Notting Hill.And she is ever-ready for a DIY project because she keeps duct tape, lipstick and a small screwdriver in the shape of a star in her handbag.Besides having Noah on her show, if she could meet anyone famous, Suzelle says she would love to have Oscar-winning South African actress Charlize Theron over for coffee or a braai.And her favourite food is– you guessed it – a braai pie filled with spinach and feta.“If at first you don’t succeed, just do it,” is her favourite quote. And she seems to live by it because she gets so much done, and she manages it all with panache, without a breaking a sweat and looking stylish, every step of the way.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The leadership and advocacy development program AgriPOWER is now accepting applications for participation.The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s AgriPOWER Class IX will include 20 individuals who are committed to improving their understanding of important issues and are willing to develop skills to become effective advocates for the farm and food community. Applications are due April 17, 2017.The AgriPOWER program consists of seven multiday institute sessions across 17 days between July 2017 and March 2018. Two sessions will be held out of state including one in Washington, D.C.Participants will experience a personal strengths assessment, communications training and various levels of leadership development. Subjects to be explored include local, state and national government and politics, farm and food policy issues, understanding activists and advocacy, the role of farm organizations, economic issues, food production systems, traditional and social media, and more.Ohio Farm Bureau offers a limited number of scholarships to help defray the $4,500 per person tuition fee. There also is a $400 deposit, which is refunded based on attendance and completion of the program. County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to consider nominating applicants. Other farm organizations or employers may also help with an individual’s tuition.To learn more about the program, see specific session dates, read about past participants’ experiences and complete an application, visit ofbf.org/agripower.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More rain today into early tomorrow as low pressure finally sweeps across the rest of the eastern corn belt. Several fronts coming out of the low will work through the state. The heaviest rains developed overnight and may continue for a time this morning before we transition to a more scattered and lighter batch of precipitation that lingers through the rest of the day up to midnight tonight. Rain totals today can bring an additional .25”-1.25”, with locally higher rains due to thunderstorms. The precipitation around this low is very “banded”…meaning we see rains start and last a while as they train over the same geographical area for a while before sliding through. Everything still should be done well before sunrise tomorrow morning.Behind the front, we keep our forecast dry for Wednesday through the rest of the work week. We should see dominant sunshine in the Wednesday through Friday period, and excellent drying after the rains we pick up today and tomorrow. A strong high-pressure dome will move overhead during the period.Our forecast for the weekend and now the start of next week is wetter this morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorm chances have increased for the period after midnight Friday night and the action can continue on-and-off through Saturday. This is just phase one. There can be additional rains on Sunday, and then some action to start next week as well. Initially, rain totals are not that impressive through Saturday, with up to half an inch of moisture over about 70% of Ohio. However, we see scattered light action linger into Sunday, adding up to another half inch with coverage at 50%. There can be some thunderstorms moving into western and southwestern Ohio overnight Saturday night through he first half of Sunday. Then, Another frontal complex works across Michigan Sunday night into the start of Monday, with showers and thunderstorms likely through early Tuesday morning. Combined, we can see rains there over 70% of the state, with rain totals of .5”-1.5” This is a much wetter outlook for the region, which will impact hay and forage operations…as there just not much of a window to put anything down. The map at right shows combined rains through next Tuesday, including the moderate to heavy action of today.Dry for the balance of Tuesday through Wednesday and the first part of Thursday. We have another minor disturbance coming in from late Thursday afternoon through Friday to finish the month. Rain totals will be around .25”-.5” with coverage at 70%. No change for the rest of the extended period, with a compact little low crossing Michigan for Labor Day and dragging a cold front across Indiana. That will have potential for .25”-1” over 80% of the state right at the end of the extended forecast window.Temperatures continue to show no concerning trends. In fact, we should stay mostly normal through the rest of the month, with highs from the upper 70s through the mid-80s for the period. Normals are from 79-83.