City honors former department manager by renaming trail

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville city officials recently renamed a reservoir portion of the city walking trail the Steve Wintz Memorial Trail. Wintz was a lifelong resident Water Department manager and longest serving city employee at the time of his death in April of 2017.“What he did for the people of Batesville and surrounding places like Oldenburg are countless. He also had a major role in our plans to develop a future water source which will impact our city for generations,” said Mayor Mike Bettice.last_img

Manchester City Overturn Two-year Ban from European Competition on Appeal to…

first_imgUefa issued the ban in February after ruling City had committed “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016.City’s fine has been cut from €30m (£26.9m) to €10m.In delivering the ruling, Cas said City did “fail to cooperate with Uefa authorities” but overturned the decision by Uefa’s club financial control body (CFCB) to ban them.City said the decision was “validation of the club’s position and the body of evidence that it was able to present”.“The club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered,” City added.Cas’ ruling means City, who are guaranteed to finish second in the Premier League this season, will play in the 2020-21 Champions League.In this year’s competition, Pep Guardiola’s side face Real Madrid in their last-16 second leg at Etihad Stadium on 7 August.They lead 2-1 from the first leg in Madrid and will face Juventus or Lyon in the quarter-finals, which will be held in Lisbon, if they progress.The Cas statement continued: “The award emphasised that most of the alleged breaches reported by the adjudicatory chamber of the CFCB were either not established or time-barred.“As the charges with respect to any dishonest concealment of equity funding were clearly more significant violations than obstructing the CFCB’s investigations, it was not appropriate to impose a ban on participating in Uefa’s club competitions for Manchester City’s failure to co-operate with the CFCB’s investigations alone.”On reducing the fine, Cas said that, while it considered “the importance of the co-operation of clubs in investigations conducted by the CFCB” and Manchester City’s “disregard of such principle and its obstruction of the investigations”, the Cas panel “considered it appropriate to reduce Uefa’s initial fine by two-thirds”.It added: “The final award with reasons will be published on the Cas website in a few days.” (BBC)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City have successfully overturned their two-year ban from European club competitions.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) announced the club were cleared of “disguising equity funds as sponsorship contributions”.last_img read more

Dodgers run win streak to five games with 5-1 win in St. Louis

first_imgST. LOUIS – This is what it looks like when a plan comes together.Remember it, because baseball’s relentless schedule has a way of finding the loose threads and fraying even the best of plans. But for now, the Dodgers are hitting on all cylinders, and many favorable counts.Chase Utley, Cody Bellinger and Logan Forsythe hit the latest longballs as the Dodgers extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday afternoon.The win also was their ninth in the past 11 games and 18th in 26 games this month. May has been very good to the Dodgers. They have moved to within a half-game of the Colorado Rockies’ NL West lead by scoring 149 runs this month (second only to the Rockies) and relying on the best bullpen in baseball. “Everything’s clicking right now,” Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger said accurately.Bellinger is one of those things. Since the 21-year-old made his big-league debut, the Dodgers are 23-9 — the best record in baseball over that time.Given the green light on a 3-and-0 count in the fourth inning Monday, Bellinger took Cardinals starter Mike Leake deep. The 429-foot drive deep into the right-field seats was his 11th home run of the season. Since April 25, Bellinger is tied with Angels outfielder Mike Trout for the most home runs in the majors. The 21-year-old Bellinger is one of only five players in the past 100 years to hit as many as 11 home runs in his first 32 big-league games — joining Jose Abreu, Dave Hostetler, Kevin Maas and Mike Jacobs.“I like him in the batter’s box,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, smiling at the understatement. “There was a stretch where he was striking out a lot. But still, to go back and give us good quality at-bats and not get too down, says a lot about his makeup.”Utley led off the third inning with his third homer in the past five games. After a miserable start to his season — he was batting .098 just three weeks ago – Utley is 19 for 52 (.365) with 13 RBI in his past 18 games. Forsythe’s homer was his first as a Dodger but their seventh in the past two games, 11th during the winning streak and 34th in May.“Up and down the lineup we’re having the good, quality at-bats we hope for,” Roberts said. “No player will ever tell you that they’re trying to hit a home run. But I think if you look at the at-bat quality, we’re getting in leverage counts. Today, Cody hit a 3-0 homer. Yesterday, Kike’ (Hernandez) hit a 3-0 homer. I think we’re getting into good counts to look for a pitch that we can do some damage with. That’s a sign of a good offense.”That was enough to back Rich Hill in his first start since walking a career-high seven in his start against the Cardinals last week.“We made some mechanical adjustments this week that proved successful,” Hill said. “I feel much more comfortable with where I am now. … Staying back on the rubber, getting my hand out of my glove on time – two really easy things to fix. I was getting my hand in a good place to attack hitters.”Hill retired the first 10 Cardinals in order before allowing a run without allowing a hit in the fourth inning. The Dodgers left-hander also ran into some trouble in the fifth without allowing a run. Those two innings, however, ran Hill’s pitch count up to a season-high 86 and he was done after five innings.The Dodgers’ bullpen took over from there. Pedro Baez, Sergio Romo, Chris Hatcher and Brandon Morrow each pitched a shutout inning to seal the victory.Dodgers relievers have not been charged with a run during the five-game winning streak and have allowed only six hits over 19 2/3 innings in that time — numbers that have propelled them to the lowest ERA among NL bullpens and don’t surprise everyone.“Not really because they’re that good,” Hill said. “When we have guys with the arms they have, committing to pitches, attacking hitters, those are the kind of results you’re going to see. It’s not really surprising.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more