Franklin County, In.— Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department believe distracted driving was the cause of a Sunday evening crash.A report from the sheriff’s department says a 17-year-old female was eastbound on Wolf Creek Road near the intersection of Blue Creek Road around 6:30 when she drove off the road and struck a tree. The vehicle caught fire following the crash. Evidence at the scene suggests the girl may have been distracted by a cell phone.The 17-year-old Brookville resident refused treatment at the scene.
Published on December 23, 2012 at 11:08 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman NEW YORK – Syracuse had no answer for Khalif Wyatt. Wherever he was on the floor, Wyatt managed to make plays.The Temple guard shot 8-of-17 from the floor and hit an astounding 15 free throws for a total of 33 points to lead the Owls to an 83-79 upset win over No. 3 Syracuse Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Wyatt paced Temple’s offense, sliced through the Orange’s zone and knocked down shots from the outside.Owls head coach Fran Dunphy said Wyatt challenged himself to play better than he did in Temple’s 72-62 loss to Canisius Wednesday. In that game, Wyatt missed all six of his 3-point attempts.“Khalif took the challenge saying to himself that he did not play well the last time out, ‘I need to make my team better,” Dunphy said. “He made some really good plays when we were struggling to score and stay in the game with Khalif making plays.”Wyatt hit a 3-pointer with about four minutes remaining in the first half to cut Temple’s deficit to two, making it 31-29 Syracuse. And then he hit his second 3 of the game with just 30 seconds left in the half to make it 40-38 SU heading into the break.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Wyatt playing so efficiently, Temple’s offense ran smoothly. The Owls often tried to score in transition, but they also didn’t force shots in their half-court offense. Wyatt and Temple were patient, but Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said the Owls’ methodical approach wasn’t anything different than what his team has seen all season.“Same pace we played every game this year,” Boeheim said. “Everybody we play plays that way. Everyone we play takes the whole shot clock, everyone does that and we are used to that.”Either way, Temple fed off the way Wyatt played. The guard had all four of his assists in the second half. Syracuse’s defense started paying more and more attention to where he was on the floor, leaving other Owls shooters room to work.“I think with Wyatt being able to do whatever he wanted in the second half, we kind of shaded to his side a little bit more, and left the middle wide open,” Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said. “We knew they had shooters once they got their feet set.”Game to forget for Carter-WilliamsFor the first time this season, Michael Carter-Williams was reduced to being a nonfactor for Syracuse. And it was all because of the way Temple approached the nation’s leader in assists.Carter-Williams shot a paltry 3-of-17 from the floor, missed eight free throws and committed four personal fouls. He came into the game leading the nation in assists per game at 10.7, but could only dish out six on Saturday.Despite his struggles, Carter-Williams finished the game with 13 points in 33 minutes. But the Owls negated his ability to create plays for the Orange’s scorers on the perimeter.Temple never moved off of Syracuse’s shooters to help defend Carter-Williams so he had nowhere to which to pass. That meant he either had to drive the basket or take a jumper, but it also threw off the rhythm of the Orange’s offense.“We talked a little about denying him the ball, but he’s so good, so fast and so long, that was difficult to do,” Dunphy said. “I think he’s a really good player.”So by clamping down on the Orange’s shooters, Carter-Williams’ ability to run the offense took a hit. James Southerland, one of Syracuse’s best 3-point shooters, didn’t get many open looks to the basket and missed both of his 3-point attempts.With the Owls’ method of throwing off Carter-Williams and the SU offense working so effectively, Syracuse could see a lot more of it as the season progresses.“I think a lot of teams are going to start doing that,” Carter-Williams said. “They see I pass the ball, so I’ve got to get used to it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
— N.C. State’s Dave Doeren might be a touch underrated knowing the Wolfpack have a .641 winning percentage the last three seasons and have done an excellent job producing NFL talent.— Mad about your coach’s ranking? Don’t be. Eight coaches are ranked from No. 34-49, starting with Syracuse’s Dino Babers and ending with first-year Louisville coach Scott Satterfield. There’s not much separation between those coaches and they likely will shuffle in this range again in 2020.— Among returning coaches, Babers jumped 47 spots from last year’s overall rankings for the biggest gain. Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente had an 14-spot fall for the biggest drop. Mack Brown is back in the ACC with North Carolina. Is he really the No. 2 coach in the conference? Sporting News answered that question in its annual 1-130 coach rankings. Today, we’ll dig a little deeper into our ACC coach rankings. Brown is ranked No. 2 among ACC coaches behind Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who has won two national championships in the last three years. Swinney is the runaway at No. 1 in this year’s rankings. Brown, 67, is back after a five-year hiatus following his stint at Texas. We can defend this ranking, too.MORE: ACC 2019 early conference primerBrown is one of just five FBS coaches with a national championship. Brown made aggressive coordinator hires in getting offensive coordinator Phil Longo from Ole Miss and defensive coordinator Jay Bateman from Army. We have the feeling he’s out to prove the game hasn’t passed him by. That will translate to the Tar Heels competing for ACC Coastal Division championships sooner rather than later.Plus, the rest of the field is lumped together. With that in mind, here is a look at our ACC coach rankings: 2019 ACC Coach Rankings RankNameSchoolWLPCT.OVR1Dabo SwinneyClemson11630.79522Mack BrownNorth Carolina244122.667243David CutcliffeDuke111101.524274Dino BabersSyracuse3628.563345Dave DoerenNorth Carolina State6638.635356Justin FuenteVirginia Tech5138.573387Pat NarduzziPittsburgh2824.538428Dave ClawsonWake Forest6066.476459Bronco MendenhallVirginia11565.6394710Willie TaggartFlorida State5257.4774811Scott SatterfieldLouisville4716.7464912Steve AddazioBoston College3838.5006114Manny DiazMiami00.0006813Geoff CollinsGeorgia Tech1510.60069MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25Quick reads — There is a strong argument to be made for Duke’s David Cutcliffe in the top 25 (or even higher) knowing he has led the Blue Devils to five winning seasons in the last six years.
…legal challenge filed in High CourtThe Public Service Commission (PSC) has rescinded the promotion of a West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) administrator after reports of fraudulent transactions at the institution.According to a source close to the investigation, doctors and staff of the WDRH made a decision to voice their complaints over the mismanagement of the facility to the Public Health Ministry. Guyana Times was told that the decision to bypass the administrator was as a result of constant drug shortages and malfunctioning of equipment at the health facility.After receiving many of these complaints in addition to the delay of some $7 million worth of drugs reportedly procured for the Hospital, the Ministry organised a team to launch an investigation into the administrator.The team without any notice visited the facility and reportedly discovered inconsistencies in records shown to them.A record book was photographed by the investigating team and the administrator’s records were compared with that of each department. The results reportedly varied significantly from each department’s record.The record book documents all activities of the hospital, including monies received and purchases.The source revealed that the following day, the team revisited the Hospital and the administrator was confronted. but could not say how the records were altered.As such, the PSC was informed of the findings which prompted the demotion of the administrator. However, the administrator has since moved to the High Court to have the decision of the PSC squashed as “cause for its decision was not outlined in the letter received”.The legal action also seeks to restrain the PSC from appointing a new administrator.According to legal documents seen by this newspaper, it was stated that without any prior notification and for reasons unknown to the applicant, the PSC sent a letter to the administrator, which purports to rescind his appointment as hospital administrator, reverting the applicant to the position of accounts clerk II with immediate effect.“The applicant was not afforded a hearing by the respondents, neither was any reason given for the said decision; that the constitutional tenure of the Public Service Commission had ended at the time when it made the decision…in the circumstances, the said decision of the PSC is contrary to the rules of natural justice, arbitrary, whimsical, capricious, in excess of and without jurisdiction, unconstitutional, unlawful, null, void and of no effect,” the legal challenge document stated.The administrator has been acting in the position at the Hospital since March 18, 2013.Just last May, doctors attached to the facility refused to commence duties, taking strike action as a result of failure on the part of the Public Health Ministry to address their numerous concerns, including security, drugs shortage and working conditions.
Labor National Association of Home Builders Subcontractors 2016-06-28 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination Housing numbers might be doing well in general, but what happens when everyone wants to buy a house but no one wants to build them?That question isn’t an abstract worry. A new survey of single-family builders conducted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has shown that shortages of labor and subcontractors have soared, with more than half the contractors surveyed reporting at least some shortage in nine building trades.Carpenters in particular are in short supply. According to the survey, roughly a quarter of all contractors reported “serious shortage” in both rough and finishing carpenters, as well as framing crews. Half reported at least “some shortage” in carpenters, and at least 40 percent reported some shortage in framing crews, painters, and masons.Overall, 72 percent of builders reported a shortage (either serious or some) of construction workers willing and able to do rough carpentry.Averaged across the nine trades, the share of builders reporting either some or a serious shortage overall has skyrocketed over the last four years. Shortages were low (21 percent) in 2012, but ramped up to 46 percent in 2014, 52 percent in 2015, and now 56 percent.NAHB economist Paul Emrath stated that a shortage of subcontractors could be quite serious, “and ignoring it gives an incomplete picture of the problem’s severity.” The most common effects of such shortages, he said, have been the need for builders to pay higher wages and subcontractor bids (an issue reported by 75 percent of builders in an earlier NAHB survey) that translates into higher home prices (68 percent) and making it difficult to complete projects on time (58 percent).One bright spot: The shortages vary across the country.“Not all builders in NAHB’s 2016 survey reported shortages,” Emrath said. “Some even wrote in specific comments that they were not seeing any shortage of labor in the markets where they currently build.” June 28, 2016 572 Views