Jacqueline Mary Meyer, age 74 passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home in Brookville, IN. Born January 6, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH she was the daughter of Charles & Roberta (Homer) Knoephler.She retired from Cassono’s Pizza and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Brookville, IN.Jacqueline is survived by her son Steven “Johnny” Meyer (Kathy) of Brookville, IN and daughters Judy Taylor (Kevin King) of Brookville, IN and Joann Skinner (John) of Shandon, OH. She will also be missed by 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and 4 sisters.Visitation will be Friday, March 0, 2017 from 9am-11am at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 12 noon at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Brookville, IN. Burial will follow mass in Maple Grove Cemetery.Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
By Steve KeatingMONTREAL,(Reuters)-Lewis Hamilton’s love affair with the Canadian Grand Prix reached new heights on Sunday as he won the race for a sixth time and slashed Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One championship lead to 12 points.After watching Ferrari sweep to a one-two finish two weeks ago in Monaco, Mercedes hit back with a dominating display as Hamilton cruised to his 56th career win, a leisurely 19.7 seconds in front of team mate Valtteri Bottas.It was Hamilton’s third victory of the season and also his third in a row at the sun-bathed but windswept Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.“I had my first pole here, I had my first win here 10 years ago and to repeat it this weekend is incredibly special,” said Hamilton.“I really have to thank my team for making this possible. The guys back at the factory have worked so hard to really fix what we had in the last race, bring it here and really give it to the Ferraris. I’m over the moon.”The Briton might have cut Vettel’s lead further if not for an inspired charge by the German who fought his way to fourth after a damaged front wing forced a pitstop and dropped him to the back of the field early on.Red Bull’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo came home third, for the third race in a row, to complete the podium.That gave his team something to cheer after young Dutchman Max Verstappen had his race come to a premature end with mechanical problems while running second and challenging Hamilton for the lead.Force India enjoyed a great weekend in Canada with Mexican Sergio Perez taking fifth ahead of French team mate Esteban Ocon, who was not happy at the finish.Canadian teenage rookie Lance Stroll answered some of his critics by scoring his first points in Formula One for Williams, crossing the line in ninth place to the cheers of a sell-out home crowd.But there was yet more disappointment for Fernando Alonso and McLaren when the double world champion’s engine gave up yet again two laps from the finish, leaving the struggling outfit still the only team on the grid to yet score a point.
By Olawale AjimotokanNigerian contingent savoured the historic moment that characterised the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics inPyeongchang, South Korea.Ngozi Onwumere was Nigeria’s flag bearer as the all-female team, accompanied by the Chef de Mission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, marched onto the venue behind Greece and Ghana.South Africa,Â Madagascar,Â Morocco,Â Eritrea,Â Kenya and Togo are the other African nations participating.Over 6,000 athletes from 92 countries are attending the Games.The Nigerian ladies were clad in a whiteÂ overall apparels with green lining and matched with green head gears.The Korean CulturalÂ Center,Â Abuja organized a viewing ceremony for the Nigerian public.Director of the centre,Â Han Sungrae,Â expressed gladness that the opening ceremony was successful in spite of tension earlier in the Korean Peninsula. “I hope that the Nigerian people enjoy the Pyeonchang Olympics along Team Nigeria, ” Han said.Teams from North and South Korea team entered the arena under the unification flag, a blue silhouette of the peninsula and outlying islands. Athletes from both nations took selfies with each other as they waited to walk into the heart of the stadium.As the Koreans emerged, they were greeted to an ovation from 35,000 cheering spectators.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Thieves stole $10,000 belonging to Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and an expensive watch belonging to AC Milan star Sulley Muntari in their hotel room in Maseru while they were playing in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Lesotho in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.While the Black Stars were doing their country proud on the pitch, the thieves were helping themselves in the Maseru Sun Hotel by raiding the rooms of the two richest players in the squad.Several other items were reported missing from the room of the two top players with Gyan losing his laptop and an expensive designer bag.Muntari also lost an expensive bracelet and jewelry which he had bought for wife as well as his jacket costing over 35,000 Euros.The theft took place while the Black Stars were on the Setsoto Stadium pitch against the Crocodiles but no doors were broken which means the thieves had some assistance probably from the hotel staff.The calculated attack was directed at the two highest earning players in the squad as Gyan plays in the oil rich UAE while Muntari plies his trade in Italy with AC Milan. The Ghana Football Association has lodged a complaint with the Lesotho police who have begun investigations into the case.The incident marred Ghana’s victory which sent them to the apex of Group D; one point more than dethroned leaders Zambia.Meanwhile,CCTV footage has shown the man who stole Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan’s $10,000 and Sulley Muntari’s expensive wristwatch from their hotel rooms while they were playing in a World Cup qualifier in Lesotho on Sunday.