Winter Wonderland ice rink opens this weekend

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Lawrenceburg Main Street will kick off the start of the holiday season this weekend with the opening of the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, a covered outdoor ice skating rink that will remain open through January 5.The rink will officially open at noon this Saturday. To celebrate the grand opening, skaters can enjoy a ‘Luau on Ice’ beach theme. Visitors will also want to mark their calendars for December 14, when Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the rink.Cost is $6 for adults; $4 children Age 14-and-under, and Children 2-and under are free.  Season passes also available and cost includes skates.last_img

Toure aiming to reclaim top spot

first_img Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost their title to Chelsea last season but Toure is confident, with a few new signings, they will be back to their best when the campaign kicks off in August. “The club has been built to top this league and when we finish in second it is quite disappointing,” he told CityTV. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists the club has been built to win the Premier League and anything other than top spot is a disappointment. Press Association Similarly their interest in Juventus’ former Manchester United academy graduate Paul Pogba has cooled because of his £70million price tag and reported wage demands of £250,000-a-week. It is understood they have not yet ruled out moves for Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph or Wolfsburg’s Kevin de Bruyne. Irrespective of who they bring in City will hope Toure rediscovers his top form again after a busy 12 months saw him play in the World Cup and African Nations Cup. The 32-year-old admits he is not a fan of pre-season training but hopes his summer break will have given him the lift he needs. Asked how his summer has been he said: “Not bad but I think most of all [it has been about] relaxing, trying to de-stress, to forget, to be focused for the next year and recharge all the batteries because after two or three years full of competition I needed this break. “I don’t like pre-season to be honest but we need it. The season is going to be long. “I am very happy to be back and working. I am looking forward, the manager is looking forward and the club is looking forward.” “We want to bounce back. This club don’t have to be second or third. We always have to finish first. “We know it will be difficult because we have opponents like Chelsea, Arsenal, even Liverpool can do it, United will do it. “We have a lot of targets this year. The target this year is to make this club proud because last year was quite disappointing. “For us the main key is to try to regain the title this year. It will be difficult but we know we can do it. “We are looking forward to the new players coming to try to help the club and do something big for this club. “We want to do something big this year. I hope maybe in a couple of days new players come and make this club a top team next year.” City have yet to make any additions to their squad as despite their best efforts to recruit Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling two bids, the last amounting to £40million, were rejected. The Reds are holding out for £50million but that is a price City are unwilling to go to. last_img read more

Sydney Brackett looks to get most out of injury-shortened senior season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Sydney Brackett planted her right leg to shoot with her left in practice, as she’d done countless times before. This time, a teammate slid and tackled her. Her right knee buckled, resulting in an MCL injury.It was in practice leading up to Syracuse’s Sept. 15 game with Fordham, and Brackett missed almost a month. She returned on Oct. 10 to play 33 minutes off the bench against Wake Forest.After coming off the bench again three days later against Miami, Brackett drew her first start since September on Saturday against Clemson and played 60 minutes. Her return gives the injury-riddled Syracuse (3-9-2, 1-5-1 Atlantic Coast) offense a much-needed boost as she looks to finish off her senior season.“We’re gonna play her as much as possible until we see she can’t help the team in her full capacity,” head coach Nicky Adams said, noting Brackett’s minutes will be varied accordingly going forward.Throughout high school and the early parts of her college career, Bracket had dealt with nothing worse than an ankle sprain, she said. This MCL injury was the most serious injury she’s ever had.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrackett had trouble getting comfortable running, cutting and kicking again, all which affected her mentally. She tried several different therapies with varying degrees of success.“The biggest part of the recovery process was wrapping your brain around the fact that it’s not going to be able to move the same as it did two weeks prior to being injured,” Brackett said.Brackett made an instant impact her freshman season, tying the team lead in assists (three). Her sophomore season, she led Syracuse in points (11) and goals (five). In each of her three seasons, Brackett led the team in shots or shots on goal. This year, despite missing five games and being limited in three more, she leads the Orange with 12 shots on goal.Shortly after her injury, she pinpointed a game against Florida State on Sept. 29 for a potential return. But that week in practice, she was still in too much pain and her knee was unstable.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorBrackett was, however, able to warm up for the Orange’s next game — Oct. 4 on the road against Notre Dame. Despite Brackett wanting to play, Adams told the senior before FSU that she wasn’t going to play her. She still wasn’t ready, and Brackett agreed.While injured, Brackett watched and helped during special drills for attackers. Adams said she had to once remind Brackett to also take time to focus on herself.“It’s always beneficial to hear voices of people who can see things on the field that you can’t necessarily see when you’re on the field,” junior defender Shannon Aviza said.Brackett said she’s confident in what she can do for the Orange the rest of the season since she’s returned. She now can run a straight shot down the field without issue and is not worried about her pace going forward.In her absence, the Orange scored just one goal off a penalty kick in five games. More of her teammates got injured and the clock continued to tick down on her senior season.“I think there are a lot of reasons and motivators,” Brackett said of her return. “But I think I would have the same initiative in any situation because all you want to do is play.”On a program that’s been defensive-minded for several seasons, Brackett has been a constant motor trying to keep its offense afloat. While Brackett said she’s proud of what she’s accomplished, she said she wishes she did more.“It’s a two-sided coin,” Brackett said. “But I would say it’s a bittersweet ending. I’m so, so grateful for my experience here in every way, but I’m always going to want the most out of myself.”— Asst. digital editor Arabdho Majumder and staff writer Tim Nolan contributed reporting to this story. Comments Published on October 23, 2019 at 11:25 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more

NHL RFAs 2020: Nico Hischier, Alex DeBrincat, Mathew Barzal headline next summer’s class

first_imgBy week’s end, however, the five were all under contract. Laine agreed to a two-year deal, Point and Tkachuk accepted three-year pacts, Rantanen signed off on a six-year term and Connor agreed to seven years. MORE: Complete list of all 31 NHL teams’ UFA, RFA playersThe unusually long period to get those stars signed — as well as Toronto’s Mitch Marner,  Boston’s Charlie McAvoy and Vancouver’s Brock Boeser — raises the possibility that next summer’s top RFAs could see a similar fate.The 2020 RFA class includes New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier, Chicago Blackhawks forwards Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome, and Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois. Other notables include Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk and St. Louis Blues rearguard Vince Dunn. Barzal, the 2018 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, was the Islanders leading scorer in each of the last two seasons. Hischier, the first-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, finished second among Devils scorers in his first two seasons. DeBrincat and Strome formed two-thirds of a potent second line for the Blackhawks last season. Dubois finished third among Blue Jackets scorers over the last two seasons.Like this year’s training camp holdouts, the aforementioned are completing their entry-level contracts. They will be in line for significant raises, especially if they enjoy career-best performances this season.How much they’ll seek, and for how long, could clash with what their respective clubs are willing to pay. Cap Friendly indicates the Blackhawks have over $61.8 million invested in 13 players for 2020-21. Assuming DeBrincat enjoys another 40-goal performance and Strome maintains an almost point-per-game clip like last season, it could cost a combined $14 million to get the duo under contract. That won’t leave much for the Hawks to fill out the remainder of the roster.The Blue Jackets also have over $61 million committed to 14 players. If Dubois shines as a first-line center he’ll want to get paid like one. That could complicate efforts to re-sign winger Josh Anderson and goaltenders Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins.  The Islanders, meanwhile, have over $65 million tied up in 18 players. That’s enough to re-sign Barzal but they must also ensure sufficient room to re-sign defenseman Ryan Pulock and Devon Toews, who hold arbitration rights this summer.  Entering last week, five notable restricted free agents — Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk, Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen and Winnipeg Jets left wingers Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor — remained unsigned. With the start of the 2019-20 NHL season fast approaching, reports suggested those players weren’t close to re-signing with their respective clubs. Some observers speculated negotiations could drag into the opening weeks of the schedule, drawing comparisons to William Nylander’s lengthy impasse last fall with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  With over $48 million committed to a dozen players, the Devils seemingly have no worries about re-signing Hischier; however, management could try to keep his cap hit as reasonable as possible over the long term. Plentiful cap space is no assurance of quick and tidy negotiations. The Avalanche, remember, had over $16 million in salary-cap space but it took the entire training camp and preseason period to get Rantanen signed. All of the aforementioned RFAs could be re-signed to new deals before next summer. Perhaps their respective general managers will try to avoid protracted negotiations.But if those young players are still unsigned entering July, they could take a page from this summer’s class and play the long game to get what they want.last_img read more

(Updated) Commerce City trucker strikes car, toll booth on turnpike this morning

first_imgClick here for larger view of wreckage.Sumner Newscow report – Christopher Jay McGahey, 32, of Commerce City, Colo. driving a 2005 Peterbilt semi-truck struck a 2004 Mercury Monterey driven by George Britt, 50, of Wichita at the Kansas Turnpike at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday morning at the South Kansas Turnpike Toll Booth, southeast of Wellington.The toll booth was knocked on its side.According to the Kansas Turnpike accident report, there were only minor injuries.Britt was taking a toll ticket when the McGahey failed to stop, striking his Monterey in the rear-end.  Troopers do not know how fast the semi was going at the time of the collision.Two people were taken to the hospital, but a trooper said the injuries were minor.The semi was hauling cases of wine, according to media sources.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 224 weeks ago Accused? They clearly smashed the toll plaza ! lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 224 weeks ago Inattentive driving by truck drivers frightens me. This morning, we followed a semi from South Haven to Arkansas City. He was having a VERY difficult time maintaining a single lane of traffic, I believe is the term. First his right wheels would be on the shoulder; then his left would go left of center. Very dangerous. Report Reply 2 replies · active 224 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 224 weeks ago And the truckers, much like motorcycle riders, are always trying to blame regular motorists for their problems. “Stay out of the ‘no-zone'”, “Watch for bikers,” etc. etc. Hey, quit riding side by side, weaving through traffic and pulling out in front of me and we won’t have near as many issues. Report Reply +11 Vote up Vote down Mo67 · 224 weeks ago My brother lost his leg a few weeks ago while on a motorcycle, due to a girl NOT paying attention. Not all truckers and motorcycle riders are to blame. Bikes are harder to see sometimes than cars, so yeah, WATCH FOR BIKERS!! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more