Francis Orville Webster, 84 of Batesville, formerly of Lawrenceburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The son of Howard and Elsie (nee: Lucas) Webster was born on June 23, 1935 in Columbus, IN.Francis worked as an antique dealer and in furniture restoration business for many years. He was a US Army Veteran having served in Korea. Francis was a member of the VFW and Lawrenceburg American Legion Post #239.He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Callec (Gilles) and Gayle Hacker (Jeff); son, Dr. Brian Webster (Addison); 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; along with his brother, Timothy Webster and sisters, Prudence Croft and Kay Ballard.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Webster (nee: Frey).Graveside services will be Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00pm in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, IN with military honors by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter #71.We also encourage you to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Francis’ obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.
Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is confident his side can avoid any more ‘waves of negativity’ and stop the rot in their battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League. The Cottagers went down 2-0 at leaders Arsenal on Saturday when Santi Cazorla fired in two quick second-half goals to break what had been a resolute defensive display. Meulensteen is determined to find the positives from an overall improved performance following on from a 6-0 capitulation at Hull and last weekend’s 4-1 home reverse by Sunderland. “We are starting to look more solid, and that is our way forward,” said the Dutchman. “It gives confidence to the whole team, a feeling that we are more solid and that it is harder for opponents to break us down. “We just need to make sure that one goal conceded does not create a ripple effect, which then creates a wave of negativity, we switch off for one split-second and all the hard work is undone.” Meulensteen added: “We focus on improving performances – making sure that we are defensively more solid, because we strongly believe that if we get more clean sheets, that will eventually keep us up. “We have enough quality to win other games and to create chances to score.” Fulham are just a point above the drop zone, but also only five points off 10th place in a congested bottom half. “I am quite happy that there are lots of teams involved, it is going to be one of the most exciting leagues in years,” Meulensteen said. “A good result can get you three or four places up the table, and then a bad one can put you right back in it.” Captain Brede Hangeland, now recovered from a back problem which needed surgery, feels Fulham can produce what is needed to pull clear of trouble. “At times we have struggled with the balance between defence and attack, and as a consequence of that we have played some good games, but got thoroughly beaten even though we played well which is hard to take,” he said. “We need to find that solidity which we did have at times against Arsenal and then spice that up with some good play going forwards.” Press Association
EXECUTIVES of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) has called an extraordinary meeting with the aim of installing an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to manage the affairs of the Federation until the Annual General Meeting is held during the first quarter of 2019.The meeting which is fixed for November 30 at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) headquarters, High Street, Georgetown will see club representatives offer their opinions on the current state of the sport locally.According to one executive who prefers not to be named, things have not been going right with the federation since the current executive was elected to office in June last year.The official said for one, the incumbent president, Horrace Burrowes, a United States businessman, , has been in Guyana “maybe once or twice since his election to office and this is totally unacceptable”.According to the executive, some members of the executive are totally fed up at the way the Federation is conducting its affairs since the new executive was elected to office last year June.The former national cyclist said the administration of the sport is being done in a haphazard manner and more needs to be done in order for the sport to blossom locally, regionally and internationally, thus taking the sport to a higher level and will see local cyclists make an impact on the Regional level and further afield.He said clubs have already been informed of the extraordinary meeting which aims is to install an IMC.“We need inclusiveness, we need for people from all over the country to see cycling, we need to spread the sport and most of all, we need to remove those incompetent office-bearers,” the official stated.Burrowes has been given the mandate of leading the sport until 2019, and narrowly defeated the incumbent Cheryl Thompson by one vote, 6 to 5 as eleven clubs did cast one vote each.Veteran cyclist Paul Choo-Wee-Nam was elected First VP following a three-way race with himself, Mark Conway, who was eliminated after the first round of voting, and Malcolm Sonoram by a similar 6-5 margin.The AGM had its challenges as no Audited Financial Report was presented, just a normal report which was presented by William Howard the former treasurer (ag) who called for a total audit of the federation’s accounts from 2011 citing the lack of accountability by a number of persons, whose names he did not call, for poor stewardship.Former president Thompson in her report had also chided former executive members for their lack of commitment as many meetings did not come off for want of a quorum.There was no smooth sailing in the conduct of the AGM as the previous executive clearly did not prepare the relevant documents to be circulated as per Constitution.But even as that was the case, the eleven clubs present had collectively stated that they were there to change the course of the sport for the better. Constitutionally, the AGM was due since March last year.New president, Horace Burrowes, in his acceptance speech, had thanked the clubs for showing confidence in him and had promised that there would have been many changes for the better in the first year of the new Executive.Burrowes had said then that residing in the USA would not affect his effectiveness as president since he is home for four to five times yearly, spending over one month on each occasion.
AC Milan will finish without a January win in Series A for the first time in 70 years after a 3-1 defeat to Lazio on Saturday which saw irate defender Philippe Mexes sent off in a bad-tempered finale.Lazio’s 10th win of the campaign moved Stefano Pioli’s men up to third place, one point ahead of Napoli and Sampdoria and within 12 points of leaders Juventus ahead of their home game against struggling Chievo on Sunday.Milan’s crisis, meanwhile, deepened with the seven-time European champions dropping to 10th ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures after their third reverse in four games.Milan started the year with a 2-1 home defeat to Sassuolo and despite drawing away to Torino a week later Filippo Inzaghi’s men have since conceded 1-0 at home to Atalanta before losing to Lazio on Saturday.With their next league game at home to Parma on February 1, Milan are winless in the league in January for the first time since 1941, when the Rossoneri conceded one defeat and were held to three draws.Worse, Milan could lose defender Mexes to suspension after the Frenchman saw red in the dying minutes after a series of altercations with Stefano Mauri. Mexes reacted angrily when tripped by Mauri and minutes later had to be restrained by teammates having grabbed the Lazio captain around the throat.The Frenchman was sent off but had to be dragged away from Mauri and pushed off the field.When asked about Mexes, Inzaghi told Sky Sport: “Philippe has apologised for his gestures. I’m disappointed because he’s facing a suspension.”Mexes also spoke to Sky Sport in a bid to ask forgiveness.”When you make a mistake you have to face up to it and ask forgiveness from the club and the fans. I reacted badly, it’s not a great example to show,” he said. “It’s only a game of soccer and it shouldn’t have reached such proportions. I’m the one who’s at fault. That’s all.”
Yesterday in the finals of the EYOF, cadet basketball team of B&H defeated favorite Spain with a score 89:79. Our guys were invincible and superior during the whole tournament and today the golden team is returning back home.The Olympic Committee of B&H organized a welcoming reception for our young Olympic team whose return was expected at the Sarajevo airport at 10:40 a.m.They showed their strength and determination in the final match against their peers from Spain and celebrated winning of the first place and the gold medal for their country.This historic success can be considered as a reward for the continued good work of the Basketball Federation of B&H, as well as successful coordination and support of the Olympic Committee of B&H addressed to its members – professional sports associations. (Source: klix.ba)