Mrs. Dorothy M. (Watkins) Jacobs

first_imgMrs. Dorothy M. (Watkins) Jacobs, age 90, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 8, 1926 in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of the late, Benjamin and Olive (Stevens) Watkins. She was united in marriage on November 3, 1974 in Canaan, Indiana, to the late, Estall L. Jacobs. Dorothy and Estall shared 21 years of marriage together until his death on January 2, 1996. Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker and was employed for a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church near Moorefield, Indiana and was a member of the Peru Baptist Church in Peru, Illinois. Dorothy passed away at 1:50 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Dorothy will be missed by her sisters: Louise Sminesvik of Fargo, North Dakota and Evelyn Brough of Minneapolis, Minnesota and her several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin and Olive (Stevens) Watkins; her husband: Estall L. Jacobs, died January 2, 1996; her twin brother: Clarence Watkins; her brothers: Edward, Ernest, Robert and John Watkins and her infant sister.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor David Dicken at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Wesleyan Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Football: No. 10 Badgers look to reclaim Heartland Trophy from Iowa

first_imgThe proximity of fans to the sidelines at Kinnick Stadium, the home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, makes it one of the toughest places in the country for visiting teams to perform.This Saturday, the University of Wisconsin football team will have to endure the crowd, donned in black and gold, hovering over them for the third time in four years when the No. 10 Badgers (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) head to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-0) in a matchup between the only two schools that have won the Big Ten West title.Football: Ramczyk, Cichy, Watt named to Sports Illustrated’s Midseason All-America TeamThe University of Wisconsin football team’s Ryan Ramczyk, Jack Cichy and T.J. Watt earn national recognition Tuesday after being named Read…Senior cornerback Sojourn Shelton said he’s heard things on the Kinnick stands that he would rather not repeat in front of the media.“It’s really close,” Shelton said. “You can hear guys saying anything and everything — some crazy things being said from those fans. But it’s fun.”UW head coach Paul Chryst agreed with Shelton in the sense that the environment can lead to some pretty funny comments from spectators.“Each stadium’s got its own little nuances,” Chryst said. “They are right on top of you. That’s what makes going down there a fun place to play, but a hard place to play.”Senior running back Corey Clement has made two trips to Iowa during his career at Wisconsin, so he’s experienced what it’s like to play there.“You just really gotta stay locked in,” Clement said. “I remember when I was there with Melvin [Gordon III] and James [White], those guys were just getting hammered with comments. They just stayed focused, locked in, just really took focus on what they were there for.”Since the Heartland Trophy debuted in 2004, the teams have split their last 10 meetings, with the road team winning the last five meetings.  After losing it at home in a 10-6 heartbreaker a year ago, Saturday’s mission is clear: bring it back to Madison.According to junior redshirt wideout Jazz Peavy, the pride of being the tougher team is on the line every time the Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry kicks off.“There’s always the comparison of how they’re a tough, physical team just like we are,” Peavy said. “It’s just one of those things we take to heart and have a lot of pride in, and we want to make sure we’re known as the toughest and most physical team.”Redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook didn’t play in last season’s game, walking past an empty trophy case for a year’s time is motivation at its finest, he said.Football notes: Cichy, Hornibrook reflect on game-changing plays, missed opportunities in Ohio State gameOut of the 148 plays from Saturday night’s thriller against Ohio State, one play in particular sticks out to University Read…“Going a whole year with an empty trophy case, seeing it in the locker room every day, kind of makes you angry a little bit,” Hornibrook said. “Especially that time after the game when it wasn’t sitting there in the locker room.”Iowa senior quarterback C.J. Beathard, who has thrown for 11 touchdowns and four interceptions this season, leads a Hawkeyes attack that ranks fifth in offensive efficiency in the Big Ten, but also ranks 13th in total offense. Beathard has already been sacked 18 times through six games and the Badgers average 2.8 sacks per game.The UW defense is currently allowing 15.2 points per game, and is likely to improve senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel returning to play after missing the last two games recovering from right foot surgery.Football: Biegel to miss 2-4 weeks after surgery to repair fractured bone in footFifth-year senior linebacker Vince Biegel is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after having minor surgery Thursday night to mend a Read…Saturday should be quite the matchup, in spite of a battle between a pair of two-loss teams this early in the season.Bumbaca’s Prediction: Wisconsin 27, Iowa 13A slow start, marked by losses to North Dakota State University and Northwestern University, put many people off about Iowa, a team that went undefeated during the regular season only a year ago. But the Hawkeyes are just starting to play their best football — and what better time with a rival coming to town?Iowa versus Wisconsin is among my favorite days of the year. There’s a lot of grit out there. Fullback dives at the goal line. Sacks. Hostile environments. Fans blacking out before 9:30 a.m. Give me all of it.This Iowa defense is not as good as it has been in past years. I think Wisconsin, led by Clement finding momentum against Ohio State University, put together a nice couple of drives. The Badger defense, well, they’ll be the Badger defense. UW fans cheer to their first win in almost a month.Cheat Sheet: Iowa vs. No. 10 WisconsinWhen: Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. CTWhere: Iowa City, Iowa, Kinnick StadiumTV: ESPN (Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay)Radio: Badger Sports Network, Sirius81/XM81 (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Patrick Herb)Series Record: Wisconsin leads 44-43-2last_img read more

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Shameful, smack disrespect for the court

first_imgDear Editor,It is now public knowledge that on June 18, 2019, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) delivered decisions on two significant constitutional cases, which threatened a Government inflicted erosion of the democratic norms in Guyana as a Caricom and Commonwealth State. The consequences are dire for the fallen coalition Government and as a consideration, the CCJ has requested submissions of instructive recommendations from consensus seeking consultations between the President and the Leader of the Opposition. Following which, the court is expected to make absolute and final binding consequential instructions on July 12, 2019.As Guyana’s final appellate court, the objectivity of the rulings clearly establishes the illegality of the Granger-led APNU/AFC coalition Government since March 21, 2019, and reaffirms the Constitution’s pinnacled position in Guyana’s legislative framework. Further, it nullifies the derailed and clearly abused path headed by the APNU/AFC leaders and their silent coalition partners, who have utilised every flimsy excuse and underhand manoeuvre to dodge and avoid National and Regional Elections.The reactions to the judgments by persons in the highest echelons of the Government are indeed shameful and portray smack disrespect for the court. It is despicable that the Cabinet continues to meet and function in conflict with the mandate expressed in Section 107 of the Constitution, approving billions of taxpayers’ money when the focus should be treating electoral matters with appropriate speed. In context, the President’s go-slow approach is remiss of the level of seriousness which must be afforded to the matters. This heightened disregard continues to be effectuated by President Granger’s continued use of advice from the clearly biased and illegally appointed Ret’d Justice James Patterson whom the CCJ ruled must be removed.The most recent, stupid and insulting declaration to come from President Granger and some coalition members is that the President must be allowed to make nominations for the appointment of the Chairman of GECOM. This is tantamount to re-establishing a unilateral position if it is not agreed on by the Leader of the Opposition. If not treated or accepted in good faith by Mr Jagdeo. This latest position of Granger smacks at the integrity of the selection process and would be frustrating and demonstrative of no respect for the Guyana Constitution and the eminent Judges at the CCJ.Simply put, there should be objectivity in the process and the Leader of the Opposition must refuse to be bullied. The highly respected Judges on June 24, 2019, advised that “the court decided that the most sensible approach to operationalising the consultation mechanism, was for the leader of the Opposition and the President to communicate with each other in good faith and perhaps even meet to discuss eligible candidates for the position of Chairman before a list is formally submitted. The aim of these discussions must be to agree with the names of six persons who fit the stated eligibility requirements and who are not unacceptable to the President.”At the time of writing, it is known that the first meeting between President Granger and Jagdeo had taken place with others pending for the new week. One could decipher, however, that the time playing attitude of the coalition Government and uncertainty of President Granger, in particular, is sending a clear message that the highest court of the land will have to rule definitively to ensure the supremacy of the Guyana Constitution.The CCJ will have to give clear directives on the way forward! This is because President Granger is playing delayed compliance on one hand, while the members of his cabal are behaving as if all things are smooth and normal. The Prime Minister and other senior Government Ministers have publicly called for war and have expressed a total disrespect for the CCJ rulings. It is imperative, therefore, that Guyanese mobilise and start a massive protest to convey the unacceptability of this wanton disobedience.The PNC/APNU/AFC must not be allowed to bully Guyanese. The progressive leaders, labour unions, civil society, Private Sector businesses, churches, and students must now fix a date and march and resist this illegal unconstitutional regime. Guyanese, we need to get up and struggle and demand that we get free and fair elections now.Where is Caricom? Now that the CCJ has ruled, it is necessary to know what is the position of Caricom in respect to this illegal and unconstitutional APNU/AFC Government.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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