Robert “Bob” McQuese

first_imgRobert “Bob” E. McQuese, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away April 18, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born May 5, 1925 in New Albany, IN, son of the late Robert and Lora (Benjamin) McQuese.Robert served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII.He worked in the shipping department for Seagram’s Distilleries, retiring after several years of service.Bob was an avid woodworker and enjoyed spending time with his family.Surviving are wife of 68 years, Mabel McQuese of Aurora, IN; sons, Robert “Bill” (Joann) McQuese of Aurora, IN, and Larry McQuese of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Jason (Carla) Brown, Jamie (Tammy) Brown; Billie Jo (Dave) Morrissey; and great-grandchildren, Micah Morrissey, Ryan Morrissey, John Ashley, Levi Brown, Patrick Brown, Connor Brown, Cynthia Brown and Victoria Brown.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be immediately following at the funeral home, with Pastor Joseph Hart officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Villa make double swoop

first_img Villa announced on Thursday afternoon that 20-year-old centre-back Okore had joined them from FC Nordsjaelland on a four-year contract. That was swiftly followed by the news that Bacuna’s switch from FC Groningen had also been completed, the 21-year-old having put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal. Aston Villa have confirmed the double capture of Denmark defender Jores Okore and Dutch midfielder Leandro Bacuna. Okore told “I know there is great potential in the team. I have watched many of our games because the Premier League is very popular back in Denmark. “I know also that we have a good coach and this is a really good club. This is the right club for me, I feel it straight away.” With Nordsjaelland, Ivory Coast-born Okore won the Danish cup in 2011 and league title in 2011-12, and featured in the Champions League group stages last term. He made his debut for the Danish national team in November 2011 and has won seven senior caps. Of his new club, Okore said: “We have good players all around. It’s going to be tough but I really hope I can go in and show myself and be a big part of the team. “I want to bring something new to our game and really help the team into a new era. If I was to describe myself, I think I’m a big, strong defender with good pace. “Obviously, my priority is to be a really good defensive player but I think I can bring something to our game offensively, too, and maybe start some attacks. We have players who have experience of the Premier League and hopefully I can also bring something from my experience in the Champions League.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Martinez Rejoins  Muguruza’s Coaching Team

first_imgWimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is to rekindle her working partnership with Conchita Martinez.Martinez temporarily stepped into regular coach Sam Sumyk’s shoes for 2017’s Wimbledon championships.Although she withdrew from the Muguruza camp after the success last summer, Martinez has returned to the team to work alongside Sumyk.The 24-year-old will be aiming to rediscover her form in the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami.With Sumyk at home awaiting the birth of his child, the all-Spanish pairing proved a remarkable combination on the grass of the All England Club.Muguruza, 14th seed, swept through the tournament, dropping just one set en route to the final, where she comprehensively beat Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 to clinch a second grand slam title. In the process, she became only the second Spanish female to be crowned Wimbledon singles champion after Martinez, who beat Martina Navratilova in the 1994 final.Martinez said: “Returning to work next to Garbine is very gratifying.“She is a great professional and hard-working, she demands a lot and her levels of intensity are always high, so it is a great challenge for me to start this new stage with her.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Messi, Argentina come alive, beat Nigeria 2-1 at World Cup

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Without that late goal from Rojo, the 31-year-old Messi might have retired from international soccer for a second time — and for good this time.Instead, it was Messi who was at the center of the celebrations. His teammates formed a circle around him while striker Gonzalo Higuain cried nearby. Messi then clenched his fist as he turned toward the Argentina fans.“He’s above everybody else,” Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said. “The most important thing for Leo is his human side. He cries. He suffers. He’s happy when Argentina wins. I know him.“Many people say Leo does not enjoy playing for Argentina, but I do not agree. He enjoys and suffers like all the other players and that makes him even bigger.”Before Rojo’s goal, Nigeria had been only a few minutes from qualifying for the last 16 for the fourth time.Javier Mascherano gave away a penalty with a pull on Leon Balogun at a 49th-minute corner. Victor Moses converted — and marked the goal with a somersault — to put Nigeria back in control of the race for second place in the group.Argentina was facing finishing a World Cup without a win for the first time since 1934, but instead the team is headed to the knockout stage.“This is Messi,” Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said with a shrug.GROUP DYNAMICSMinutes away from advancing to the knockout stage, Nigeria ended up third in the group — ahead of Iceland but a point behind Argentina. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town From a long pass over the defense by Ever Banega, Messi caressed the ball with his left thigh, took another touch with his left foot, and then delivered a smooth right-footed finish into the corner.Messi fell to his knees and pointed his fingers upward in celebration. At the same time, Maradona crossed his arms with his hands on his shoulders and looked to the sky.“I knew that God is with us,” Messi said, “and he wouldn’t let us get eliminated.”Messi, who later hit the post off a free kick, and Banega controlled the game in the first half. Rojo finished it off in the second by cushioning a volley with his right foot into the bottom corner and ensuring Messi’s quest for a first World Cup title continued.Argentina will play France in the last 16 in Kazan on Saturday. If Argentines win and Portugal beats Uruguay on Saturday, Messi would face Cristiano Ronaldo in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Argentina has four days to prepare for its last 16 match against France. It is the first game of the knockout stage.KEY TO SUCCESSMessi delivered his best performance of the tournament, with his goal allowing Argentina to take early control of the game.Yet the standout player might have been Banega, who was recalled to midfield after being on the bench for the first two games and impressed with his work rate and range of passing.SERIOUS STATSMessi joined Maradona and Gabriel Batistuta as the only Argentina players to have scored in three different World Cups. He has also now scored as a teenager, in his 20s and in his 30s at a World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Denmark advances at World Cup in drab 0-0 draw with France Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Argentina staved off elimination with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Tuesday, getting a late goal from Marcos Rojo. Maradona showed both middle fingers to the crowd after the 86th-minute winner.A short time later, videos posted on social media showed Maradona needing help out of the stands and into an adjoining luxury box at the stadium. He appeared to have his eyes closed and a later photo showed a pair of paramedics attending to him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere was no immediate information on his health, but about two hours later he was photographed smiling at an airport. Another photo posted on Twitter appeared to show him sitting on a plane.Messi’s goal — his 65th for Argentina — was surely enough to impress even Maradona. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Argentina’s Lionel Messi, center, kicks the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — From his thigh to his foot to the back of the net, Lionel Messi finally scored a goal at this year’s World Cup.The exquisite strike from the Argentina great sparked the first of several celebrations from an animated Diego Maradona, who screamed, shouted and made obscene gestures — and raised concerns for his health.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more