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Get your ‘Christmas Cheer’ delivered on time, deadlines here

first_imgBatesville, In. — Officials from the United States Postal Service estimate they’ll deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day this holiday season.“The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs during the holiday season, especially as demand for package deliveries continues to grow,” said Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and CEO.Postal traffic increase is expected to steadily increase and the busiest time for mail carriers will be December 18 through 24.Postal services are available online here. Holiday shipping updates are online here.2017 Christmas Shipping DeadlinesThe Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:11 – APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail & First Class Mail14 – USPS Retail Ground15 – Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class16 – APO/FPO/DPO USPS Priority Mail Express16 – First Class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)19 – First Class Mail (including greeting cards)20 – Priority Mail20 – Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail Express20 – Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class21  – Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail Express22 – Priority Mail Expresslast_img read more

Pellegrini ready for derby day

first_img Press Association Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is braced for a ferocious derby clash at Old Trafford this weekend. “In the last three years we won two and in the other we were runner-up. This year we have been runner-up the whole year. “We have to play seven games more and we will see what happens at the end of the season and in which position we will stay, but I think for them, they must try to beat the team that has been better in the last few years.” City are likely to come up against an altogether different opponent than the Crystal Palace side that frustrated them last Monday. Louis van Gaal’s United have been fluid of late, winning impressively against Tottenham, Liverpool and Aston Villa to take their run of victories to five. Facing a side that is not inclined to sit back could suit City but Pellegrini is dismissive of suggestions that might make it easier than in their most recent away losses at Palace and Burnley. The Chilean said: “You never know but I don’t think it will be easy. It will be different. “United are a big team that like to play – especially with van Gaal. He’s always an attacking manager. We hope we will see a good game. “We have a different problem, we have to make sure we don’t make mistakes because they have important and technically very good players.” Despite a wretched run of just four league wins in 11 games since pulling level at the top with Chelsea on New Year’s Day, Pellegrini maintains all possibilities remain open to his side. “I never think in a negative way,” said the 61-year-old, who will await the outcome of a fitness test on captain Vincent Kompany’s hamstring injury. “I don’t think of one, two or three points difference when you have to play seven games. “When you have mathematical options in football you must never give up and always believe you can do it.” That is now far from certain following a dramatic slump in fortunes while United, ordinary for much of the campaign, appear to have clicked into gear in the last month. With just a point separating them in third and fourth, the stage is set for a battle of high intensity. Pellegrini said: “It is difficult to have a more intense match than you have in the Premier League every week but of course you add a little bit more for a derby of the city. Both teams want to win. “It is important to be the winning team in the city – that gives an extra plus for the game, not only intensity is better but quality. “Both teams have very good players and both managers like to play an attacking system so I hope (for a good game for) the fans, for whom you play, and after that I hope we can win.” City have held the edge over United in recent contests and could register a fifth successive derby win for the first time in their history with victory this weekend. A win would also see them become the first club to beat United five times in a row in the Premier League. United had the last laugh over City after the first of their current sequence of derby wins by winning the league in 2013 but since then the blues have had the bragging rights. Pellegrini said: “I think that they have a lot of respect for our team because last year it was the team that dominated not only the derby but I think we dominated also the Premier League. It is not easy for a team. The fading Barclays Premier League champions take on Manchester United on Sunday having unexpectedly fallen behind their arch-rivals in the table. For most of the season City, if not looking like mounting the strongest of title defences, at least seemed destined for a top-two finish. last_img read more

Man fatally shoots friend with rifle he thought was unloaded

first_imgA Florida man is now facing a manslaughter charge after he pointed what he thought was an unloaded rifle at his friend and shot him in the chest, police said.Officials say, Shea Michael Harkins was in a bedroom of his house on Thursday night when he picked up a Colt M4 rifle that he had been customizing and pointed it at his friend, Sean Cook, 26, who was playing video games.Pinellas County Sheriff’s investigators said Harkins, 26, told deputies he pointed the gun at his friend as a joke. He told investigators that Cook said, “What are you going to do, shoot me?”He pulled the trigger, thinking the rifle was unloaded. However there was a round in the chamber, deputies said.The bullet struck Cook in the chest, investigators said.Cook was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Harkins was arrested, and remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Friday morning.last_img read more

Dodgers rout Giants, clinch second straight NL West crown

first_imgFollowing Wednesday night’s lopsided 9-1 victory against the Giants, the Dodgers have officially their second consecutive National League West title. Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw took the mound and held the Giants to eight hits and one early run in eight innings pitched. Kershaw gave up no walks and stroke out eleven Giants’ batters on the night. He was even on his game at the plate, as he tied the game at one apiece in the fifth inning with a triple. What can’t he do? Clayton Kershaw celebrates the Dodgers’ NL West Crown on Wednesday night. — Photo from Robert Hanashiro, USA TodayKershaw finished the regular season on par with all of the MVP and Cy Young chatter surrounding him. His record stands at 21-3, an MLB best. His earned-run average is 1.77 and he leads the National League with 239 strikeouts. It is likely that Kershaw will not pitch again until the Dodgers’ first playoff game on Friday, October 3rd, a game that is expected to be a rematch of last year’s division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Wednesday’s game was the finale of a three-game series against their rival Giants, in which the Dodgers took two games out of three. They have since recovered after dropping the series opener Monday, 2-5, in 13 innings. The Dodgers’ other ace, Zack Greinke, led his team to a 4-2 win on Tuesday night to tie the series at 1-1 and set the stage for Kershaw to solidify a division win. Greinke threw a season-high eight innings, allowing six hits and two runs, while striking out five. With 200 strikeouts this season, Greinke joins Kershaw as only the second Dodger duo since 1970 to have over 200 strikeouts in a season. Tensions between the division rivals came to a head in the first inning of Tuesday’s game when Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit outfielder Yasiel Puig in the foot with an 88 mph wild pitch. The benches cleared after the two exchanged a few words and Puig took off towards the mound, though no physical blows were actually exchanged. The Dodgers have now guaranteed themselves a spot in the post season, regardless of the outcome of their final regular season series against the Rockies, and the Giants are still five games ahead of Milwaukee for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.It seems that the Dodgers have San Francisco’s number, as the three-game series earlier this month followed the same result as this one. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, it seems that another team has their number– likely their first postseason opponent, the St. Louis Cardinals. In order for the Dodgers to get past the Cards, Clayton Kershaw needs to make sure that his postseason numbers match his regular season ones, something he struggled with and was criticized for last October. Greinke also needs to continue his role as the team’s second ace, while Dan Haren and Hyun Jin Ryu continue to give the rotation depth. As for the bats, well, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez need to keep their bats alive, as the team has often struggled on offense against the St. Louis pitching staff. In the end, Don Mattingly’s team needs to make sure to not get in its own way if it hopes to continue on deep into October.last_img read more

Badgers win blustery battle 28-9 in Iowa City

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa — Sometimes a win doesn’t have to look pretty — something the Wisconsin football team (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten) learned in its 28-9 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-4, 2-3 Big Ten) Saturday on a windy day in Iowa City.With wind gusts reaching 12 miles-an-hour at the time of kickoff and headed straight down the north end of the football field, an already tough Big Ten matchup quickly became a trench battle between both teams as they sought to take home the Heartland Trophy for the first time since their most recent meeting in 2010.“That’s a big time college football game,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “It’s a privilege to be a part of a game like that. There were great kids on both sides of the ball with a lot of fight and that’s what we thought it would be like.“They kept on fighting and battling and we were fortunate to get some points out of it.”Seeming to struggle when trying to  figure out the offense’s plan of attack in tough weather conditions, redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave had his first pass of the game intercepted by Iowa’s Tanner Miller early in the first quarter.With the wind in its face, Wisconsin’s offense was unable to do much with the rest of its first quarter possessions as well. Instead, the battle for field possession became the name of the game as Wisconsin resorted to a number of different tactics to prevent Iowa from being gifted valuable field position — including using some rugby style punts to keep the ball under the blustery wind above.“Kick it really hard, and the wind [was] going to knock the ball down and I don’t know how to stop that,” Andersen said. “We tried to stop it with the rugby. One rugby was good and the second rugby was a little bit worrisome. … It was just a tough kicking venue.”Through the first quarter, Wisconsin’s offense wouldn’t fair much better, failing to earn a single first down during the first 15 minutes of play.Meanwhile, Iowa methodically built up a six-point lead midway through the second quarter — running and passing the Wisconsin ragged without star redshirt senior  linebacker Chris Borland to anchor the defense — and seemed poised to give the 22-ranked Badgers anything but an easy away win.But then everything changed in the second quarter.With the newfound confidence of having the wind at its back, the Wisconsin offense burst back to life.Starting their drive at their own 28-yard line with just under five minutes to play in the half, the Badgers strung together a number of good running plays before Stave connected with redshirt senior Jacob Pedersen for a 44-yard touchdown.“Stave and me, we have repped that a lot in practice,” Pedersen said. “We haven’t done it in games before, but we connected and that showed, ‘Hey, we just have to make plays when they come.’”From that point on, Wisconsin slipped into cruise control, maintaining and building the lead for the remainder of the game on its way to a 28-9 victory at Kinnick Stadium — the team’s largest margin of victory over Iowa since 1998.Coming into the second half with a razor-thin 7-6 lead, redshirt sophomore Darius Hillary’s first career interception gave Wisconsin the ball on the Iowa 20-yard line and an opportunity to take command of a tight contest.“I definitely think that was a momentum shift for us,” Hillary said. “It gave us a lot more energy and, then for them, it was the exact opposite. They kind of shut down a little bit. We thrive off of that.”One play later Stave connected with redshirt senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis for a 20-yard touchdown pass to double Wisconsin’s lead and give them a commanding lead away from home and in difficult weather conditions. Abbrederis would be forced to leave the game after receiving a chest injury on the play.While Iowa would climb back within striking distance later in the third quarter, a pair of senior running back James White scores in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach for the Hawkeyes and guaranteed Wisconsin its sixth win of the season, making the team bowl eligible for the 12th year in a row — the longest active streak in the Big Ten.“It’s huge to be bowl eligible,” Andersen said. “For me, I love being bowl eligible. It’s an opportunity to be with these kids for whatever amount of time it may be — if it’s a month or longer, whatever. … I love this group of kids. It fires me up.”last_img read more

Footballers’ promotion hopes alive despite loss

first_imgTheir next match is against Kildare – who surprisingly lost against Sligo in Newbridge – in a fortnight. Liam Kearns’ side were very in the match with Longford at Pearse Park until very close to the end but eventually went down 1-17 to 1-11 to the Leinster county, who have now leapfrogged them in the table.It looked for a while as though they could take the points on offer when Jason Lonergan goaled early in the second half.However, the home team battled back from that setback and Tipp’s cause wasn’t helped by their finishing the game with 14 men.last_img read more

Sumner Sheriff Weekly bookings: May 20 – May 27, 2013

first_imgClark, Travis James24Wellington, KSWest Harvey and North G StWellington PDWarrant: Interference w/LEO Falsely report a crime5/26/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arr Cornejo, Adam W.28Wellington, KS800 E. 16thW.P.D.D.W.S. and No Insurance5/26/13 Pearson, Michael Brandon21Fort Carson, COMile Post 16 Interstate 35KHPDriving while suspended5/25/13 Williams, Dawn M29McPherson, KSKTA I-35 MP 29KHPDriving Under the Influenece5/21/13 Callaway, Curtis28Jacksonsville, FL1700 N A Wellington KSWellington PDParole Violation5/22/13 Reno Co.1 Byington, Jacob23Wichita, KS500 W Bridge, Mulvane, KSMPD Possession of hallucinogenic,  Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human, Possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant, Transporting an open container, Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs5/22/13 BOOKINGS Matthews, Robert22Wichita, KS501 N WashingtonSUSOProbation Violation5/22/13 Marquez, Juan37Wichita, KS1310 Michigan StWPDArrest and Detain5/26/13 James, Tristan Tre Anthony23Lewisville, TX1800 E US Hwy 166 Gueda SpringsSUSODriving while suspended; No proof of insurance5/25/13 Byers, Joseph Alan37Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington KSWellington PDServing 24 Hours5/25/13 McHenry, Zane26Arkansas City KS1310 Michigan StWPDPossess of meth w/ intent; use/possess w/ intent to use Meth Paraphernalia in human body; Possess Marijuana w/ intent; Use/possess w/ intent to use Marijuna Paraphernalia into human body; Arrest and Detain5/26/13 Myers, Vincent37Wellington, KSHarvey and “C”, Wellington KSWellington PDCity of Wellington warrant for F.T.A.5/24/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800 WEEKLY   BOOKINGS5/20/2013 thru 5/27/2013 Lane, Levi34Topeka, KS1310 Michigan StWPDPossess of meth w/ intent; use/possess w/ intent to use Meth Paraphernalia in human body; Possess Marijuana w/ intent; Use/possess w/ intent to use Marijuna Paraphernalia into human body; Taxation, drug, No drug tax stamp for Marijuana or cont substance5/26/13 Myers, Vincent37Harper, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick SOFailure to Appear5/22/13 Diaz,Joathon P30Hutchinson Ks210 W. 1st, Hutchinson KsRNCOHousing for Reno Co.5/21/13 Mulvane PD1 Noyes, John37Wellington, KS200 S South stWPDDUI; Refusal to submit to preliminary drug testing5/26/13 Jones, Bryan E.41Wellington, KSIndustrial Park, Wellington KSSUCOCity of Haysville Warrant5/24/13 McHenry, Zane27Wellington1310 Michigan St Wellington, KSWPDPoss of methamphetmaine w/ intent to sell, Possession of para w/intent to manufacture controlled substance, Poss of marijuana w/ intent to sell, Possession of para w/intent to manufacture controlled substance, A and D5/22/13 Sedgwick41 Wellington PD17 KHP3 Haslouer, Dean39Winfield, KS100 S WashingtonWPDDriving while suspended5/26/13 Stonehocker, Cheyenne20Wellington, KS200 E Lincoln, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving Under the Influenece5/23/13 KRGC1 Brown, Zachariah27Wellington, KS518 E.HarveyW.P.D.Criminal Damage to Property, D.V. Battery, Assault, and Cowley County warrant F.T.A.5/26/13 Cain, Mark33Wellington, KS600 E. 16thW.P.D.D.W.S. and No Insurance5/26/13 Nasworthy, Kelsey21Oxford, KSHarvey and “C”, Wellington KSWellington PDDriving While Suspended5/24/13 Collins, Matthew Quentin20Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane KSKGRSIdentity Fraud5/25/13 Giles, Vicente37Arkansas City1509 E 16th Wellington KSWPDIdenty theft5/22/13 Anthony, Levi21Belle Plaine610 E Hillside Wellington Ks 67152SUSOServing 30 day Sentence5/23/13 Everhart, Curtis Michael31Wellington, KS1800 N A Street Wellington KSWellington PDPossession of stimulant; Criminal use of weapons; Distribute certain stimulant; Possession of stolen property; Possession of stolen property; Possession of narcotic; No drug tax stamp5/25/13 Billionis, Gena Renee40Wellington, KS200 W 20th StSUSODUI5/24/13 Terrell, Brittany20Wichita, KSI-135 @ MM 33KHP Driving while a habitual violator, Failure to wear seatbelt5/23/13 Sumner5last_img read more

Howell confident Waterhouse will stay up

first_imgTop Waterhouse striker Kenroy Howell is highly confident that his struggling club will get it together, starting tomorrow against Tivoli Gardens FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.The Drewsland club is rooted at the bottom in the RSPL on 21 points from 24 games and in danger of relegation. With nine sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Waterhouse are in desperate need of a good winning run in order to avoid the drop.Howell is fully aware of the club’s situation, but remains optimistic that the team will climb up the standings.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the pledge is to stay up in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell, who is the club’s leading striker on eight goals, confidently told The Gleaner.”I would not say that we are too concerned. We are going through a bad patch, but we have the players that can win games,” the 23-year-old said.CONSISTENCY NEEDED”The team is playing good football, but the attackers need to be consistent in front of the goal, and put away the chances. I guess that the strikers and midfielders are not consistent. We need to score goals as the defenders are doing fine, especially in recent times,” he disclosed.Howell started the season following a knee surgery, but has since recovered well.”I did not start off the season fit, but have improved. I’m in better shape,” Howell added.”We are definitely confident that the team will stay up. The management staff and coaches are doing a good job, so it is up to the players to continue training hard in order to deliver on match day. We will win against Tivoli on Sunday (tomorrow),” he vowed.last_img read more

Windies preparation taking shape – Ambrose

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Bowling consultant Sir Curtly Ambrose says that the preparation camp here over the last two weeks has allowed West Indies to fine-tune their game as they take aim at the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week.The Caribbean side has been training here and has also played three unofficial warm-up T20 games to gain match practice ahead of the March 8 to April 3 ICC event in India.Sir Curtly said that he saw improvement in the two opening games against Zimbabwe last week and in yesterday’s contest against English County Warwickshire, which West Indies won by 11 runs at the Dubai International Stadium.”I think the bowling is really coming together. We have had a couple of good games so far, and there’s room for improvement, obviously, but I am quite satisfied at the moment with the way the guys are bowling,” Sir Curtly said following the game.PLAN GOING WELLHe added: “As a bowling unit, we are working with a plan and, so far, the plan has gone well and I’m just hoping by the time we get to India, everything will just come together where we can do well in this tournament.”He said Windies batting had also performed well on tour and pointed to the depth as the key to its success.Pointing to the opening game against Zimbabwe and yesterday’s game against Warwickshire, the former West Indies paceman said that the Caribbean side showed it possessed quality batting all the way through the order.”The good thing about this team is that we have depth in our batting. We are a team that doesn’t rely on one or two players. We have depth, and that is going to be key,” he stressed.”When we lose early wickets, guys in the middle and lower order can still come in and get us to a good total, so that, to me, is the strength in our batting so at the moment, I am quite comfortable with both bat and ball.”The fielding has been good, but we still can improve, so generally, I am quite satisfied.”last_img read more

Director plans Tokyo 2020 ceremonies ‘rich in Japanese spirit’

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The appointment of Mansai Nomura, who performs in Japan’s centuries-old classical theater and is well known domestically, may suggest the importance that the country’s traditional arts will play in the ceremonies.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Quiet at times, elevated at times… I want to show big swings,” he said.While Nomura is famed for his performances in Japan’s traditional comedy theater and is likely to draw on his knowledge of the country’s rich artistic heritage, he said he was also a fan of modern entertainment.And he said he saw no barriers to combining modern and traditional art.A fan of Michael Jackson, he compared the pop star’s famed moonwalk to “suriashi”, a technique of classical Japanese performance in which actors wearing traditional socks slide on wooden floors.“Put the soles of your feet (on the floor) and go forward, it’s suriashi. Going backward, it’s moonwalking. What appears to be two extremes can be like two sides of a coin,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal But Nomura gave little away.“I will do my utmost to produce Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies that are simple but rich in Japanese spirit,” Nomura told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I want to show our palette holds paints of many colors,” he said, pledging to “cover the entire range, from high art to entertainment.”The overarching concept of the ceremonies will be announced later this year, but Nomura said there would be drama. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female players—study In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Asked whether he’d be performing himself, he quipped: “I’d moonwalk as much as people want if it pleases them. The budget for that would be zero.”Nomura will direct the ceremonies with a team including Hiroshi Sasaki, a leading advert director who was Japan’s point man for the handover ceremony at the end of the Rio 2016 Olympics.He made waves with a sequence that saw Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a comic cameo as Nintendo video game character Super Mario.Abe came out of a pipe in Rio after a video showed Mario tunneling down from Tokyo into the earth to reach Brazil. But Sasaki said he wouldn’t be looking to simply reprise that performance.“I think his simply returning from there wouldn’t live up to people’s expectations. I must do something more spectacular,” he said, giving no further details.For all the fanfare, there will also be a somber element to the ceremonies, paying tribute to victims of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami and celebrating reconstruction efforts since then. NVGRELATED STORIES:Tokyo 2020 organizers say venue delays won’t hit test eventsWATCH: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics official theme song, dance Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chief executive creative director Mansai Nomura speaks during a press conference on the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2020 Olympic. Image: Kazuhiro NOGI / AFPThe opening and closing ceremonies at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics Games will showcase Japan’s ancient and modern sides, the traditional theater actor newly appointed to direct the events said Tuesday. View commentslast_img read more