FRANKLIN COUNTY – Authorities are hoping somebody has information about a female hitchhiker after an armed robbery and carjacking.Police say a man picked up the woman along U.S. 52, near Holland Road around 3:30 p.m. Monday.Once inside the vehicle, the female hitchhiker allegedly pulled a gun on the man and attempted to rob him.The man pulled off to the side of the road near Cedar Grove and flagged down another vehicle for help.The woman is believed to have ordered the second driver out of his car and then later took off in the second vehicle.One of the male victims was treated for minor injuries after being struck by the fleeing vehicle.Police found the abandoned car on Little Cedar Road, off of U.S. 52. A subsequent police search of the area with K-9 units did not turn up the suspect.Franklin County detectives are asking anyone who may have seen a female hitchhiker in the area Monday afternoon, or have information, to contact them. They can be reached at (765) 647-4138.
The Boxing Day derby between Chelsea and Fulham will go ahead as as planned despite a proposed strike on the London Underground.Arsenal are considering moving their match against Wolves to the following day, and Chelsea announced that they too were assessing the situation.As well as a possible tube strike, limited Christmas-period rail services will mean fans could struggle to get to Stamford Bridge for the game, which kicks off at 1pm.AdChoices广告But after consulting London Transport and the Metropolitan Police, Chelsea decided against postponing the match.Follow West London Sport on Twitter
Manchester United have named Ryan Giggs as player-coach with Phil Neville set to become their new first-team coach.Giggs, who will be 40 in November, and ex-United player Neville, 36, are the latest additions to new manager David Moyes’s backroom team at Old Trafford.“I’m delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player-coach,” said Moyes.Giggs added: “It’s no secret I’ve been taking my qualification. I see this as the first step in my future career.”It is expected that the club will name 36-year-old Neville as the club’s new first-team coach following the departure of Rene Meulensteen.Giggs continued: “It’s a great privilege to be appointed as player-coach. I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.“I’m really looking forward to working alongside David and the team.”Moyes, who was announced as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor in May, will conduct his first news conference as manager of United on Friday at 1600 BST. Midfielder Giggs signed a new one-year contract with United in March which will run until June 2014 when he completes his 23rd season with the club.The former Wales skipper, who also captained Great Britain at last summer’s London Olympics, made his United debut on 2 March 1991 and has since won 13 league titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups and two Champions League titles.“His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game,” Moyes said of Giggs.“His career is an example to any aspiring young player and I’m sure that both he and the players will benefit from his new role.”He joins the new coaching set-up which is largely comprised of people who worked under Moyes at Everton – with assistant manager Steve Round, coach Jimmy Lumsden and goalkeeping coach Chris Woods added to the Old Trafford staff earlier in the week. Neville came through the ranks at United, played under Moyes at Goodison Park and left the club at the same time as the Scot.He told BBC Sport in June that he was considering a career in coaching and recently worked with the England Under-21 team in Israel.A full-back or midfielder, who earned 59 England caps during his playing career, Neville made his Premier League debut for United in 1995 in a 3-0 win over Manchester City.He won six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League crown at Old Trafford before joining Everton for £3.5m in 2005.
“I think that the good players like to play with good players, and Kylian (Mbappe) made a good start.”PSG can now turn their attentions to the start of the Champions League group stages on Tuesday when they take on Celtic in Glasgow.Mbappe was handed a starting spot on his debut after joining from Monaco on a season-long loan, with an option to buy for a fee that could reach 180 million euros ($216.5m).“A win, a goal and a good game, I have everything to make me satisfied,” said Mbappe.“Now we go to Glasgow to win and to make a good start (in Europe). I’ve always said that the Champions League is a special competition.” Paris were desperately lucky not to fall behind soon after the restart, as PSG keeper Alphonse Areola’s dreadful blunder handed Riviere a golden opportunity, but he somehow contrived to scoop it over the bar.The capital-city giants were struggling early in the second half, until Assou-Ekotto’s sending off changed the game.The Cameroonian left-back was shown a straight red card for a strong tackle on Mbappe, despite taking the ball before making contact with the player.Unperturbed, Mbappe picked himself up and duly put PSG back in front with his first goal of the campaign.His lofted pass was only half-cleared back to the world’s second-most expensive player, and he rifled home a clinical volley from the edge of the area.Neymar followed suit, as he collected the ball unchallenged outside the box and casually curled into the far corner of Kawashima’s net.And Cavani prodded in a trademark effort from close range to complete a brace with 15 minutes to play, before a ricochet gave substitute Lucas a goal on his first appearance of the season.Elsewhere on Friday, Marcelo Bielsa’s Lille were reduced to 10 men and held to a 0-0 draw at home by unbeaten Bordeaux.Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Kylian Mbappe scored on his debut as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 5-1 away thumping of 10-man Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday.Neymar’s pin-point through ball created the opening goal for Edinson Cavani in the 31st minute, only for Emmanuel Riviere to head in an equaliser before half-time.But the game was all but ended in the space of three second-half minutes, as Benoit Assou-Ekotto saw red for a lunge on Mbappe, before the youngster netted his debut strike.PSG ran riot late on, with Neymar getting himself onto the scoresheet, Cavani stabbing in his second and Lucas Moura grabbing the fifth.The victory is PSG’s fifth in a row to start the Ligue 1 season, and takes them three points clear at the top of the fledgling table, ahead of champions Monaco, who play Nice on Saturday.“It’s important for me to have good balance on the pitch,” said PSG coach Unai Emery. – Neymar’s class –The away side took the lead thanks to a moment of class from world-record signing Neymar.The Brazilian threaded through a perfect pass with the outside of his foot for Mbappe and Cavani to run onto, with the latter rounding Metz goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and slotting in his sixth league goal of the season.Mbappe, 18, continued to show his unselfish side with a wonderful cross for an unmarked Cavani, who was denied by a fantastic Kawashima save.Metz delivered a sucker-punch eight minutes before the interval, as Mathieu Dossevi’s determination down the right-hand side created space for a cross that gave Riviere the simplest of tasks to nod in.It was the former Monaco striker’s first Metz goal since ending his torrid spell at Newcastle United in the close season.
There was only one ‘2’, coming from Capt Bob.Wednesday, Jan. 10, Silky Oak – StablefordThere were a few intrepid golfers out here today at Silky Oak; the ladies started in quite heavy rain but would not give in and after 3 or 4 holes it stopped and turned out to be a great day, albeit a little under wet underfoot.In the ladies tournament the scores were very good and the places went down to third, which was taken by Miss Wan with a fine 33 points. In second spot was a lady we see at the bar but very seldom on the golf course, Miss Am with 34 points, and the winner was Miss Tan with 37, not bad considering the conditions we played in.The men’s competition went down to third also with John Anderson taking the bronze with 33, Sandy Chapo filling the silver spot with one point more and Jeff North having his day in the sun to score 38 points for the win.There was only one ‘2’ but alas there wasn’t to be any prize today for that. Miss Wan, Miss Tan and Miss Am.The Billabong Golf SocietyMonday, Jan. 8, Phoenix Gold – StablefordPhoenix today, playing Mountain and Lakes nines and apart from the rough these two loops were in excellent condition although some of the pin placements were in frightening positions. The rough is something else again and you need the whole 5 minutes to find a ball that hasn’t hit the fairway, even with all players and caddies looking.The scores were a reflection of the course difficulty and the girls dealt with it best, Julie Battersby taking top spot with 39 points and Karen Craigie coming second with 38. Jim Payne took the bronze with an even par 36 and Graham Beaumont was fourth on 35 after edging a count-back over Glyn Davies.
Cowboys & cowgirls hit the trail to the PSC Summer Party1 of 81 The evening commenced with the thrilling Khon Dance presented by children from Nong Ket Yai School. They performed a whole segment of the epic tale of Ramakien (Ramayana) much to the fascination and enjoyment of the guests both Thai and foreign.Guests were also charmed by the performance of little children from the Child Protection & Development Center (CPDC) under the care of Mrs. Radchada Chomjinda, director of the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand. (HHNFT) and Siromes Akjrapongpanich, the assistant director.After a most thrilling Khon performance, the artists receive gifts of appreciation from Elfi Seitz and Nittaya Patimasongkroh.Whilst the grown-ups were wetting their whistles served by pretty saloon girls, Tim Hedges performed Elton John’s top hits. He was quite impressive and received accolades from the audience.Michael Good Man Sing band performed rock and roll songs, while a male heart-throb singer belted out popular Thai Esan songs, much to the delight of the local ladies and their energetic dudes on the dance floor.Social Chair Paul Cornwell presents a gold chain to the luck winner.At the end of the evening raffle prizes were drawn. Prizes included dinner vouchers from the various establishments in Pattaya with the main prizes being 2 half-baht-weight gold chains.A hearty hand shake of gratitude and appreciation goes to PSC Social Chairman Paul Cornwell, who planned and executed an excellent Summer Party this year.Y’all come back to our Christmas party now ya hear.Peter Malhotra presents the second gold chain to a lucky winner.Rachan Buahin, Sales Manager of Mytt Beach resort presents one of the raffle prizes sponsored by the hotel.Contestants and winner of the Best Cowboy Costume.Excellent musicians ensure the dance floor was packed throughout the evening.Peter Malhotra thanks Siromes Akrapongpanich Dep. Director of the CPDC for the performances as Noi Emmerson (right) presents the kids with a little gift. Ngamjit (Noi) Emmerson (left) Charity Chairperson smiles as Ingkarat Chaimongkon, PSC Office and Publicity Manager introduces her team. (l-r) Watcharin Amnuayseri (Oar), Nantida Thepsai (Tida), Kasamol Promkoon (Molly) and Pajaree Srichat (Candy).The Pattaya Sports Club held their Summer Party on July 4, which coincided with American Independence Day, so naturally the theme chosen for the festivities would be a “Cowboy Night”. The summer roundup saw cowboys and cowgirls of all ages “head ‘em up and move ‘em out” to the grand ballroom at the Holiday Inn.President Peter Malhotra welcomed the guests and outlined a brief history of the PSC, stressing the support the club has received from many individuals and groups over the years. “Pattaya Sports Club has changed a lot over the years, but still remains true to what we set out to do. As a founding member of the club, I am delighted with what has been achieved over the years. The dedication and commitment of the committee means that thousands of people’s lives have been changed for the better. All of this comes from the members, without them there would be nothing. The club is embracing many types of sports, broadening the net, making the club more attractive and in turn enabling us to continue doing what we do best, ‘Promoting Sports and Supporting Local Charities’.A number of local personalities attended the soirée including Nittaya Patimasongkroh, a member of the registered committee, Elfi Seitz, designer of the club logo, and Vutikorn Kamolchote, president of the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya, the civil engineer who planned and built our clubhouse many years ago.Staunch supporters of the golf section, Andrew Cornelio – Director of Sales and Jirapol Kaemajaree – Golf Consultant at the Pattana Golf Club & Resort including Rachan Buahin, Sales Manager of Mytt Beach Resort were also in attendance.