Marjorie L. Bedel

first_imgMarjorie L. Bedel, age 87 of Oldenburg, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born May 2, 1930 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Louise (Nee: Pulskamp) and Theodore Tebbe.  She married Thomas M. Bedel July 30, 1947 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1995.  She worked 17 years for the Srs. of St. Francis Convent in the housekeeping department.Marge liked working in her garden and always kept a meticulous yard.  Other interests included working crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, countless hours of playing solitaire and the long winter months were spent putting together jigsaw puzzles and the harder the better. She was a long time member of the church bereavement committee as well as a Girl Scout leader.Family was important to her and she dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Kids, both big and small, would help themselves to the candy bowl which was always filled with M&M’s.  An excellent baker, her family spoke about her delicious treats and that she always had cookies, a pie or a cake on the counter.  Apparently the cookies were a little harder to come by.  Marge would make them ahead and freeze them, only to find out they would disappear from the freezer.  Her kids just smiled and shrugged.Marge is survived by daughters Ginny (Paul) Selkirk of Oldenburg, Bev Unger of Westport, Indiana; sons Steve (Jean) Bedel of Oldenburg, Randy (Shonda) Bedel of Oldenburg; brother Loren Tebbe of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by son Thomas G. Bedel and brothers Cyril, Orville, Herschel, Wilmer and Gerald Tebbe.Visitation is Thursday, November 30th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. and Rev. Humbert Moster O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.last_img read more

WATCH: Lakers play tribute video for LeBron James after he passes Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list

first_imgLebron James passing Michael Jordan was the most underwhelming piece of history I’ve witnessed at Staples Center. By both the ceremony and the fans, both relatively understated, he was treated like a visiting player..which, face it, he still is…column coming..— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 7, 2019The way that got handled here made what should’ve been a MOMENT feel like a moment. No prolonged ovation. No presentation of the game ball. No real moment of connection between LeBron and the crowd. Just a video package.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 7, 2019The 15-time All-Star signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with Los Angeles this summer and has averaged 27 points per game this season. But, the Lakers have not met expectations as they entered play Wednesday with a 30-34 record.James and Jordan are widely considered the two best players in NBA history. Jordan won six titles and five MVP awards during his 15 seasons with the Bulls and Wizards. NBA wrap: Heat knock Hornets out of playoff spot; LeBron James passes MJ on scoring list Related News LeBron James moved in front of Michael Jordan and into fourth place on the NBA all-time scoring list Wednesday.The 34-year-old star passed Jordan with a layup in the second quarter of the Lakers’ matchup with the Nuggets. The Lakers congratulated James and played a tribute video for him at the next timeout.center_img The @Lakers congratulate @KingJames on becoming 4th all-time in career points! #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/Zgky3FO17e— NBA (@NBA) March 7, 2019The star became emotional on Los Angeles’ bench during the video.Rare air.It’s all sinking in for LeBron. pic.twitter.com/PAOuKPCeZc— ESPN (@espn) March 7, 2019Los Angeles, however, received some criticism for the way it handled the celebration. Social media reacts to LeBron James passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring listlast_img read more

Councilman urges televising sessions

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Tuning into city affairs could soon be as easy as a flick of the remote if the Montebello City Council approves a proposal to televise its meetings. Councilman Jeff Siccama, elected in November on a platform calling for more open municipal government, proposed videotaping meetings for later broadcast on cable television Channel 55. “Alhambra’s program is expensive because they have their own production,” Siccama said at Wednesday night’s council meeting. “But we can just record it and play the tape. It’s just to get the information out there, not a live feed.” He estimated it would cost the city between $5,000 and $10,000 a year to videotape meetings and play the tape on Channel 55, to which the city already has access. “I just want to televise the meetings so those people who can’t make the meetings can still see what’s happening. It can draw their interest and give them information they wouldn’t read” in newspapers, he said. City Manager Richard Torres said a staff report two years ago showed Alhambra pays $75,000 a year to a company to film two meetings a month. “We have a DVD player where we can plug a video into Channel 55 – I can do that right now,” Torres said. “But we have no filming equipment, no camera to film the meetings, so that would be another cost,” he added. Torres said staff would provide the council with a list of options at its next meeting Jan. 11. Although supportive of the idea, Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez, who also was elected last month, expressed concerns about the professionalism of the effort and whether viewership would be high enough to justify the cost. “To do a live audience, we need a professional cameraman,” Vasquez said. “If the mayor speaks, the camera should focus on him, and when another speaker is talking it goes to them. It needs to be professional, not like a home video. “We should also look into how many people would actually watch the meetings,” Vasquez added. “Is a handful enough to make it cost-effective? People never mentioned this issue to me when I was walking houses during my campaign.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

An early look at weather for the planting season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Winter so far has seen major swings in weather patterns but in the end we are close to normal temperatures and precipitation.For the remainder of January milder and wetter are the words. The attached graphic shows the NWS Ohio River Forecast Center’s 16-day precipitation outlook which is wet. Normal precipitation is near 2 inches with the mean forecast being 2-5 inches.Going forward for the remainder of winter it looks a little warmer and wetter than normal with still significant swings in weather patterns.The early outlook for spring planting season suggests a slightly warmer than normal season with precipitation normal or slightly above normal. Some planting delays would be possible. Historical data suggests a slightly later than normal last freeze date.The early outlook for the summer growing season suggests a warm to hot summer with rainfall potentially below normal.You can keep up-to-date on the outlooks at the NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center at: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/last_img read more

Vijender Singh qualifies for London Olympics

first_imgVijender Singh (75kg) became the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games for a third successive time after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday.The first Indian to win an Olympic and World Championships medal – bronze in both events – Vijender outpunched Chuluuntumur Tumurkhuyag of Mongolia 27-17 to not just assure himself of an Olympic berth but also a medal at the ongoing tournament.”I am back,” were Vijender’s first words while speaking to PTI from Astana after winning the crucial bout, a loss in which would have ended his hopes of making the London Games.The 26-year-old had failed in his first attempt to book a ticket for London in last year’s World Championships.”I have answered all my critics, who said that I was finished (after losing in the first round of World Championships),” said the former world number one, who was gasping for breath after a draining encounter.Before the 2008 Beijing Games, Vijender had won gold at the Asian Qualifiers at that time, which incidentally were also held in Kazakhstan.”I will now give it my all in the Olympics and prove that I am the best. It’s such a relief to have got qualified. The fact that I am the first Indian boxer to have qualified for a third successive Olympics makes it all the more special,” he said.Vijender, a former World Championships bronze-medallist, had defeated Syria’s Ishak Waez in his pre-quarterfinal bout after getting an opening-round bye.advertisement”His fitness and endurance were a revelation in today’s bout. He took me by surprise with the intensity with which he fought,” said national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu.”I don’t have words to describe how well he fought. It was a fantastic display by a proven talent,” he added.Vijender had lost in the preliminaries of 2004 Athens Games but went on to clinch a bronze in the Beijing edition.With his qualification for London, Vijender became the fifth Indian boxer to book a berth for the mega event.India already have four Olympic berths through L Devendro Singh (49kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan (69kg) who grabbed their slots after reaching the quarterfinals of the World Championships last year.Of these, Vikas went on to clinch a bronze in the biennial event — only the second boxer after Vijender to achieve the feat.last_img read more

Australia hop to an early International Series lead

first_imgBy @Eden_RichardsAustralia is off to the perfect start in their 2017 Trans Tasman Series preparations, downing Japan in both the Men’s and Women’s Open division in their two warm-up matches on Wednesday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium.A 17-0 win to the Women’s team gave the Australians the perfect start to the night before the Men’s side continued with the momentum to record a 7-3 victory.The Japanese have to be commended for their efforts, travelling across the world to take on some of the best touch footballers in the world.It’s not just about the scoreline for Japan as they continue to enhance their development on the international stage, taking on the two best touch football nations in the world, with matches against New Zealand and Australia to follow on Thursday.The Women’s Open team kicked off proceedings on Wednesday evening, with a dominant first-half performance giving Australia an 8-0 lead at the break.The Aussies went on with it in the second stanza, scoring nine more touchdowns to run away with a comprehensive victory. A three-touchdown performance from Marikki Watego and a four-touchdown performance from Jessica McCall headlined the Australian’s win, with Watego scoring all three of her touchdowns in the second half to ice the huge win.As good as Australia’s attack was, their defence was also extraordinary, keeping Japan to nil with a well-organised and well-executed defensive game plan.It was a much tighter affair in the Men’s Open division; with the Aussie men having to work for their four-touchdown win against a spirited Japanese side.An open first half resulted in a 5-3 lead to Australia at half-time, but things began to tighten up in the second 20 as Japan worked on their defensive efforts.Just two touchdowns were scored in the second half, both by Australia, helping the Aussies go 2-0 up on Japan in the International Series with a close 7-3 victory.Australian’s Samuel Brisby and Matt Prowse both scored two touchdowns apiece in that clash, while Japan’s Masaru Kawaguchi, Junki Hamada and Takuma Nakamichi were the only touchdown scorers for their side.  Japan can take a lot of confidence from the result after pushing the 2015 World Cup champions all the way.They will look to build on the result when they take on the New Zealand Men’s Open side at 3:10pm on Thursday.Before that, the Japanese Women’s Open team will open the day’s play against the New Zealand Women’s Open team at 2:00pm.Both Japanese sides will be looking to improve after the first day of competition and if they do then an upset win may be on the cards. Women’s OpenAustralia 17 (McCall 4, Watego 3, Crowe 2, Campbell 2, Maddick 2, Kearney, Davis, Hennessey, Upton touchdowns) defeated Japan 0.Men’s OpenAustralia 7 (Brisby 2, Prowse 2, Buckley, Francis, Palau touchdowns) defeated Japan 3 (Kawaguchi, Hamada, Nakamichi). Related LinksInternational Series Day Onelast_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd legend Ferdinand defends Ashley over lack of Newcastle transfer spending

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Ferdinand defends Ashley over lack of Newcastle transfer spendingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has defended Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley over the club’s lack of signings.The BT Sports pundit – who courted controversy by defending the owner last year – gave his verdict on Rafa Benitez’s frustrations and Ashley’s approach.Speaking on the matter, Ferdinand said: “I understand Rafa’s frustrations because as a manager you want the ability to go out and spend money, but they’re not in that position.“At the same time I understand Mike Ashley. Why is he going to spend more and more money – millions and millions of pounds – when he’s actually looking to sell the club? He’s got them to a point now where they’re back in the Premier League and they’re consolidating to a certain extent.“He’s not going to go spend his own money. You wouldn’t go spend your own money now knowing you were trying to sell something unless you knew you were going to get that back.“It’s not easy to sell a football club. He’s got a price and he’s going to wait to get it. He’s spent money at that football club, he’s just not going to spend it at this time. “All these fans, they do dream, and they dream big and I understand that. What are Newcastle’s aims? They can’t be aiming at being a Man Utd or a Man City. They’ve got to aim to be a Bournemouth. They’ve only just started spending. I’m not saying everything they’re doing is correct. What I’m saying is, I think Mike Ashley, you can’t hammer him and say that he should be spending when he wants to sell the club. You wouldn’t spend on your house when you want to sell it.” last_img read more

APM Terminals Chooses Builder of New Terminal in Morocco

first_imgzoom The Netherlands-based terminal operator APM Terminals has awarded the construction of a new container terminal at Tangier Med 2 port complex, situated in Morocco, to a conglomeration of four companies of Belgium’s Willemen Groep.The companies in question are Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen, Franki Construct and Cosimco, all of them being part of Willemen Groep.The terminal will be built on a 53-hectar site and will have a quay length of 1,200 meters. It is understood that the new facility will be the first automated container terminal in Africa.APM Terminals has been active in the port of Tangier since 2007 and has decided to expand the container terminal to better serve future trade volumes and larger container ships.The Letter of Acceptance (LoA) between the terminal operator and the group was signed on November 7, 2016. It states that the work must be executed in a time span of 662 calendar days, from November 8, 2016, to September 1, 2018.According to Willemen Groep, the first sod will be cut in mid-February 2017.“This new container terminal for APM Terminals is not the first project in Africa for our group, but it is by far the largest,” Johan Willemen, President of Willemen Groep, said.Last month, APM Terminals ordered new cranes from Shanghai-based crane manufacturer ZPMC to equip its new terminal at the Tangier Med 2 port.A total of 12 remote-controlled Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 32 Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) have been ordered for the five million TEU APM Terminals MedPort Tangier facility.last_img read more

The Raptors Arent A Major Contender But That Doesnt Mean They Arent

After losing superstar Kawhi Leonard in free agency last month, it’s highly unlikely that the Raptors will repeat as NBA champions in 2020. But on some level, Leonard’s departure could make Toronto the league’s most interesting club this season.The team was an impressive 17-5 during the regular season1Although it’s worth pointing out that the Kawhi-less Raptors were 13-0 against teams that failed to reach the postseason, while going just 4-5 against clubs that made the playoffs. when Leonard sat out. The Raptors play in the weaker of the two conferences, and might be looking at an Eastern Conference in which three or four rosters, at most, will enter the campaign clearly more fortified than their own. Forward Pascal Siakam showed signs last year of being a burgeoning star and now, without the ball-dominant Leonard, will likely be asked to do far more on the offensive end.There’s an additional aspect of the Raptors worth watching. The team has a number of solid vets on the team who are headed into the final season of their contracts, leaving Toronto in a spot where it could push as far as possible for a playoff run, or, if its ceiling becomes obvious, pivot and trade to bolster their future.If Toronto is to exceed expectations again, Siakam — the league’s Most Improved Player — would almost certainly have to take another step (or spin move) forward by becoming the team’s No. 1 offensive option. And while there are some metrics that inspire confidence on that front — his field-goal percentage last season, for example, was almost as good without Leonard on the court as it was with him2It was just over 55 percent when Siakam shared the floor with him, and 54 percent when Leonard was on the sideline. — there are a handful of things to look for, and perhaps even some reasons to doubt that another seismic leap is on the way. For starters, his usage rate last season, at just under 21 percent, was one of the NBA’s lowest among those who averaged 15 or more points per game. His usage will almost certainly need to increase, which could then dent his efficiency. (As a sidenote: This concept is what made Leonard’s ascent in San Antonio so incredible. His usage spiked, but he was somehow just as efficient despite taking on more offensive responsibility.)Though it seems easy enough to accept the notion that Siakam will need to shoot more, it’s worth considering at least two more things. First, he’ll likely see each team’s best defender now that Leonard is gone; and secondly, without Leonard, he won’t be able to play off the ball as much.The second factor is significant because of where Siakam is most comfortable shooting. He developed into a solid 3-point shooter from the corners — where he could hang out while sharing the floor with Leonard and All-Star Kyle Lowry — last year, at better than 41 percent. But Toronto’s need for him to handle the ball,3Related in all this: The 33-year-old Lowry has set career-lows in free-throw rate each of the last two seasons, perhaps an indication that he’s been less aggressive the past couple years as he’s beginning to age. especially in screen-and-roll scenarios, will likely put Siakam at the top of the key more often, which complicates things since he shot just 27 percent from above the arc, tied for the NBA’s 10th-worst mark.4Of those who took at least 50 such shots.If Siakam isn’t quite ready for the role of a lead scorer night in and night out, it helps that the Raptors are a team that often thrived without relying too heavily on one player throughout most of the 2018-19 regular season. Of course, Leonard was an enormous part of that and picked up all the necessary slack come playoff time. But no other club enjoyed such a variety of players driving to the basket. Backup point guard Fred VanVleet shone in the later stages of the postseason and can play with the starters at times to help ease the ball-handling responsibilities on Siakam and Lowry.One other key in all this: Toronto may not have to score all that much. Yes, Leonard and Danny Green were huge contributors to the Raptors, who ranked in the top five in effective field goal percentage defense. But even without those two, Toronto enjoys a pretty solid defensive core that can still orchestrate switches (they were this postseason’s most efficient switch defense by a mile) and reliably step up in help scenarios, while Lowry is one of the best charge-takers in the game. OG Anunoby, who missed the playoffs after an emergency appendectomy, will be integral in replacing Green on that end. Aside from him, Toronto picked up a pair of free-agent wings in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson, who underwhelmed in their initial stops after being taken in the first round of the 2015 draft, but are low-risk gambles for a team that’s looking for more young talent to put around Siakam.In a way, Hollis-Jefferson and Johnson being under the microscope is emblematic of the team as a whole. Team president Masai Ujiri is going to want to take constant stock of just how good this team is to get a sense of how he should handle things come February, when his phone figures to be ringing off the hook ahead of the trade deadline. Lowry, VanVleet, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka are all set to be free agents next summer,5Potentially leaving Toronto with considerable cap space next July and could appeal to teams seeking to make the sort of magical run Toronto did last season.Barring an injury or something else unforeseen, the Raptors should still have more than enough to make the playoffs this season. FiveThirtyEight’s projection model gives them an 85 percent probability of reaching the postseason, and a 4 percent chance of reaching the NBA Finals. But it will be even more interesting to see exactly where Ujiri’s dividing line falls, between deciding that it’s worth pursuing another deep playoff run versus selling off assets to pivot toward the future. read more