Three Dead in Illinois Highway Crash

first_imgMATTOON, Ill. – A Louisiana truck driver triggered a fatal nine-vehicle accident when he looked down at a map as he approached slowing traffic on an eastern Illinois highway, police said.Three people were killed and 13 were hospitalized Monday evening when the truck driver crashed into the back of a vehicle near a construction zone, setting off a chain reaction that eventually included nine vehicles on Interstate 57 north of Mattoon, police Capt. Stuart Shaver said.The people who died were in a sport utility vehicle that caught fire, he said. Their names haven’t been released.Thirteen people were taken to two area hospitals, but information about their conditions wasn’t available Tuesday.The truck driver wasn’t injured but was taken to a local hospital for blood and urine tests, state police Sgt. Bill Emery said. His name hasn’t been released.State police were investigating the crash. Part of Interstate 57 was closed until early Tuesday morning.___Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.comlast_img read more

Former credit union CEO sentenced for bank fraud

first_img continue reading » Former credit union CEO Susan Margaret Garza was sentenced by a federal judge in Galveston, Texas Thursday to 36 months in prison for bank fraud that was uncovered more than five years ago.There was a good reason it took so long for federal investigators to finally bring Garza to justice for stealing nearly a half million dollars from a Texas credit union.When she resigned in April 2013 from the Electrical Workers 527 Federal Credit Union in Texas City, financial discrepancies were uncovered, and NCUA examiners also found the credit union’s computer system had been purged, according to court documents. What’s more, the credit union claimed in 2008 that it lost all of its records because of Hurricane Ike. No records prior to 2012 were available and no backup of those records was kept.That meant examiners had to reconstruct transactions from daily work that showed Garza embezzled at least $466,675 over 17 years, federal prosecutors said. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Erik Buell is Back – with Fuell Electric Bikes!

first_imgErik Buell is back with and electric bike and motorcycle, this time.It was Buell who designed the chassis for the Harley-Davidson FXR, which became known as the best-handling Big Twin Harley of all time. He would later found the Buell Motorcycle Company, acting as the Chairman and Chief Technical Officer. The company produced naked sportbikes, using hotted-up Harley Sportster 1200 engines.In 1998, Harley-Davidson bought out 98% of the shares of the company.Buell left the Motor Company as he wasn’t happy to be restricted. Harley closed down the Buell subsidiary in 2009 amidst the financial crisis.But that wasn’t the end of Buell. Shortly after leaving Harley, he launched Erik Buell Racing (EBR). He soon introduced the EBR 1190RS, 1190RX and 1190SX. The engines of these were fettled to produce 185 bhp and 142 Nm of torque!India’s HeroGroup then bought 42.5% of the company’s shares in 2013 but poor sales resulted in the company being liquidated.But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Buell’s back again. This time, he teamed up with Formula E supplier Spark Racing to build the new motorcycle and bicycle.The new company Fuell as a nod to the engineer. The e-motorcycle is known as the Flow while the bicycle is called the Fluid.There are two versions of the Flow. The first is powered by a 11 kW or 35 kW wheel-mounted motor. There is also a 49-litre storage space inside the bike. A fully digital dash integrates all the systems.Fuell claims the Flow will be priced around USD 10,995. That sounds a lot but it’s still better than the price of most other electric motorcycles.–Ads– Erik Buell is back with an electric bike and motorcycle. The new company is called Fuell.center_img  The e-motorcycle is called the Flow, while the bicycle is the Fluid.last_img read more

Done Deal: Leroy Sane To Join Bayern Munich

first_imgLeroy Sane will join Bayern Munich after Manchester City agreed a deal to sell the winger to the German champions.The deal that takes Sane back to his homeland will be for an initial £44.7m which could rise to £54.8m with add-ons.Sane, 24, joined City from Schalke in 2016 for £37m and has won two Premier League titles with the club.He integral in City’s all-conquering domestic run that saw them claimed a domestic treble last term but has spent much of this season out with a knee injury.His future at the club has looked increasingly bleak after he rejected City’s offer of a new contract.City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed that the club was resigned to losing the Germany international and would sell this summer if an acceptable offer was tabled.It appears that Bayern who have long been linked with the player and made a play for him prior to his injury last summer have now stumped up the cash for the winger.Reports say Sane will travel to Germany in the next 24 hours to complete the transfer.Although he is ineligible for Bayern in the Champions League this season, it is understood Sane will not return to City and has played his final game for the club.RelatedMan City Extend Fernandinho Contract As Sane Makes Injury ReturnJanuary 28, 2020In “England”Germany Are Losing Matches Because Of GuardiolaNovember 19, 2018In “Europe”Sane Misses Out On Germany World Cup SquadJune 4, 2018In “England”last_img read more

Worst current on-field hats in MLB

first_img Posted January 27, 2015 Pirates Alt: Totally unnecessary. The regular hats are beautiful.A’s Road: Emphasizes white when the A’s are a predominantly green-and-gold team. Forums Home Sports Logos Location:Michigan 1,394 Sign in to follow this   MNtwins3 mafiaman 5,923 posts Location:Chelan Seattle TBGKon By MNtwins3, January 26, 2015 in Sports Logo News 1,204 5,507 posts Worst current on-field hats in MLB 837 Cleveland C hats get my vote also Share on other sites DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 1,732 1,890 Newest and worst. Compass is a disaster.I actually like that hat Link to post Members 1,555 90 17,646 posts Link to post Next 4,760 posts 13,075 _J_ _J_ 1,732 Packid _J_ Location:Chelan Seattle Tigers6884 Members 6,236 posts Share this post Next Posted January 27, 2015 1,660 Share on other sites 3,583 Pirates Alt: Totally unnecessary. The regular hats are beautiful.Amen! 1 0 Sports Link to post Sports Logos 2,551 posts 1,294 Share this post Posted January 26, 2015 mafiaman 678 posts dsaline97 Link to post 4 Sport what the hell is ccslc? Members Posted January 26, 2015 Jungle Jim Members Share this post 0 Marlins – Ugly logo that’s way too big.Indians – both dumb generic block C hats.Reds/Mets camo. 4_tattoos 0 Cleveland red alt cap with the blue C.Diont mind the reverse, but. Members Share on other sites jp1409 Share on other sites Share this post Favourite Logos:Detroit Red Wings, 80’s Detroit Tigers logo, Robo Penguin, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, teal and purple Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies 70s-80s maroon,, teal Florida Marlins, throwback Lions logo Members MLB Share on other sites 3 Members Share on other sites 0 jp1409 0 Link to post Members Share on other sites 1,890 0 0 Link to post Newest and worst. Compass is a disaster. 2001mark Posted January 26, 2015 Share on other sites 3,583 Yeah, this is all about Cleveland’s C hats. Those things look like they’re on parole & uber apologetic from Chief Wahoo. Share this post Posted January 27, 2015 3,353 Members 3,353 Link to post Members Share on other sites Jungle Jim Posted January 26, 2015 Share on other sites Link to post 0 1,732 Posted January 26, 2015 Gary 744 Gary Share this post Favourite Logos:Minnesota Twins TC Members 744 2,517 Link to post Favourite Logos:Vikings hornRed WingsWhalersFSU SpearMighty Ducks 27,465 posts 3,534 posts Share this post The Reds haven’t worn that hat on the field since 2006. They wore their black BP hats a few times with Los Rojos jerseys and one time a military appreciation day hat used that color scheme, but had a camo C. I don’t think you can include it on a list of CURRENT on field hats. Their current road hat with the black bill absolutely belongs on the list. Share on other sites Link to post VikWings Link to post 5,338 posts Link to post 1 Moderators dsaline97 Any of the camo hats. /thread 0 1,618 posts Share this post EddieJ1984 SportsLogos.Net Posted January 26, 2015 13,075 Posted January 26, 2015 Posted January 27, 2015 1,660 Members Share on other sites Members Share this post 1,294 837 Location:Denvercenter_img 3 Page 1 of 4   1,920 posts Sports Logo News Location:The DMV 1 Posted January 27, 2015 Followers 1 0 Recommended Posts Posted January 26, 2015 837 50 3,126 posts 0 hawk36 1,660 Location:SURPRISE, AZ random thoughts Link to post 4 EddieJ1984 Location:USA Sport 13,075 Favourite Logos:KC Royals 1968 Rejected Cow, Fresno Grizzlies 2015 Fresno Raisin Eaters 1906 Throwback, MIA Marlins 2015 Cuban Heritage Night, POR Trail Blazers 1970-90 Primary/Alt, SEA Mariners 1999 TAtC Home Alt 409 posts Packid 0 Posted January 26, 2015 Enhance it, maybe, but it becomes a different logo than the original. The new Mariners logo keeps it consistent with the first one.I like the original Mariners colors and the 1993-updated logo. A nice mix of 1970’s-1980’s colors with the current logo and uniform scheme. Share this post Share on other sites Share this post 1,294 3,353 Share on other sites Posted January 26, 2015 Posted January 26, 2015 Share this post I’m not sure how to define “worst”, but these two annoy me more than any I others that come to mind. The Reds will be using this thing for a 16th season in 2015, and it looks just as out-of-place now as it did in 1999. At least it’s only used on the road. Same goes for the Nationals road cap. It just doesn’t…fit…As others have pointed out, the Braves, on the other hand, don’t look right as a solid. Same for the A’s. I guess it’s a matter of what you’re used to, but more often than not, a solid cap is a better choice. Share on other sites 744 Members 0 Newest and worst. Compass is a disaster. I actually like that hatI think that hat could be vastly improved if they changed either the S or the yellow part of the compass to the cream color of the jersey that goes along with it. 1,732 1 Tigers6884 Miami Marlins. Honestly think they should have left the “new flying fish” off the cap logo. The M alone would look far superior IMHO. All Activity 50 Link to post 1,555 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Newest and worst. Compass is a disaster. I actually like that hatI think that hat could be vastly improved if they changed either the S or the yellow part of the compass to the cream color of the jersey that goes along with it.For me the compass is what ruins it. I posted with example on another thread but for those who haven’t seen it, it’s an example of how cleaning up the compass a bit could enhance the look. 98 3,534 posts Link to post 2,517 hawk36 _J_ Link to post 3,353 Go To Topic Listing I’m not sure how to define “worst”, but these two annoy me more than any I others that come to mind. The Reds will be using this thing for a 16th season in 2015, and it looks just as out-of-place now as it did in 1999. At least it’s only used on the road. Same goes for the Nationals road cap. It just doesn’t…fit…As others have pointed out, the Braves, on the other hand, don’t look right as a solid. Same for the A’s. I guess it’s a matter of what you’re used to, but more often than not, a solid cap is a better choice.I dont know if I can agree with the latter part, because I can think of a quite few more teams that look better not being a solid(Like my orioles, for example) Worst current on-field hats in MLB Members Members 4_tattoos Worst current on-field hats in MLB Page 1 of 4   1,204 Link to post VikWings seattlesonicsofsacramento 50 2,517 Location:Cincinnati SportsLogos.Net 0 5,923 posts 2 Share this post Link to post Diabeto Share this post 98 2001mark hawk36 1,732 635 2 Link to post Share this post Followers 1 1 1,204 Share this post 493 3,583 Just post what you think the currently worst on-field hat is. It can be regular, diamond era, or the sports knitsthe Cincinnati reds alternate they never wearhttp://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2626703&cp=1452348.1452718.708006What’s wrong with this one? Just the fact they never wear it?Any of the camo hats./threadThat was my first thought too hawk36 3,353 Members 1,732 0 Prev 493 Just post what you think the currently worst on-field hat is. It can be regular, diamond era, or the sports knitsI nominate the Atlanta braves road hathttp://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3085651&cp=1452343.1452600.703404the Cincinnati reds alternate they never wearhttp://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2626703&cp=1452348.1452718.708006And the cleveland Indians road and de hatshttp://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=51368546&cp=1452349.1452728.705486http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=18738156&cp=1452349.1452728.705486 Share on other sites Share this post 0 Posted January 27, 2015 3,353 Share on other sites 493 MNtwins3 Location:Tampa Bay 1,890 Glendale Demons 2020 Forums Home Posted January 26, 2015 635 Share this post Link to post 90 seattlesonicsofsacramento Share this post 26,438 posts 1 Members 1,555 TBGKon Share on other sites 98 1,394 Share on other sites Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. 3,182 posts 90 635 Share this post 1,474 posts 1,735 posts Prev Sign in to follow this   Members Atlanta’s road cap seems out of place with the red-heavy road scrip and piping. 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Ravens set 2014 practice squad

first_imgToussaint, FitzgeraldRB5-10205RMichigan The Baltimore Ravens signed the following nine players to their practice squad Sunday afternoon: Jacobs, TramainCB5-11182RTexas A&M College Simon, JohnOLB6-12522Ohio State Jensen, RyanOL6-43062Colorado State-Pueblo Player Olatoye, DejiCB6-1194RNorth Carolina A&Tcenter_img Meder, JamieDT6-2300RAshland Please follow and like us: The Baltimore Ravens have set their 2014 practice squad and it looks like a solid list of players.  The Ravens lucked out and Keith Wenning and John Simon cleared waivers to remain in the organization.  Wenning and Simon were both recent Ravens draft picks and would have been a tough loss for the Ravens.I see Wenning be the future backup quarterback for the Ravens after this season.Here is the Ravens press release with the full squad. RAVENS ROSTER MOVES Wenning, KeithQB6-3222RBall State Pataiali’i, A.J.DT6-3319RUtah State Supernaw, PhillipTE6-52481Ouachita Baptistlast_img read more