Martha E. Whisman Hill, 71, of Dillsboro, IN, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016.She was born Saturday, April 15, 1944 in Hamilton, OH, daughter of the late Frank Whisman and the late Leona Wood Whisman.Martha was an owner of the Golden Rule Bible Center, for almost 40 years.She was a Co-Pastor and founder of the Cedars of Lebanon Fellowship Church, she was also secretary, treasurer and pianist for the church. She enjoyed reading and sewing. Martha loved her church, her faith and family were very important to her and she will be greatly missed.Surviving are her husband, Pastor Charles Hill, of Dillsboro, IN; children, James A Murrone of Milan , IN., Sharon (John) Reece of Versailles, IN, Daniel (Melinda) Murrone of Dillsboro, IN; Stepchildren, Jeff (Christine) Hill, CO, Camala (Scott) Hensley of Aurora, IN; siblings, Gary Whisman of Aurora, IN, Kathy (Daniel) Rose of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Ryan Deamron, Josh Murrone; step grandchildren, Thomas Pearson, JW Hill Jr., Kaila Lennartz and Cammi Smith; several great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Leona, and a brother, Sonny Whisman.Friends will be received 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Cedars of Lebanon Church, US 50 & Station Hollow Rd. Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Services will be held at the Church, Saturday, at 10:00 am. with Pastor Sherman Hughes officiating.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Cedars of Lebanon Church, Dearborn County Hospice or charity of donor’s choice. 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.com
World Cup QuarterfinalMatch: Brazil v BelgiumTime: 6pm (buildup starts 5.30pm)Commentary: George Addo Jnr & Gary Al-Smith–There was a spell, for the first 20 minutes or so, when it seemed Mexico might be able to trouble Brazil. Carlos Vela was getting the better of Fagner on the Brazil right and it felt that Mexico, as they had throughout the group stage, were struggling to convert decent positions into clear opportunities.But the longer the game went on, the more it became apparent that Brazil were comfortably holding Mexico at arm’s length. That first 20 minutes, though, perhaps offers Belgium the best hope there is.One of the less talked about aspects of Tite’s Brazil revolution is the way he has stiffened their defensive resolve. In his 25 games in charge, Brazil have conceded only six goals. In this tournament, they have leaked only one – and that the header by Switzerland’s Steven Zuber from a corner that might have been ruled out for a push.Belgium’s biggest problem in trying to beat Brazil is finding a way to score against a supremely well-drilled defence. This is the balance of which Tite speaks incessantly. Tactics are only part of it. Tite is a hugely impressive figure who projects calm and confidence, but there is still a sense that Brazil might be emotionally brittle. Zuber’s goal knocked them off their stride and the recriminations over that mildly controversial decision, together with the furore that surrounds every challenge on Neymar – who continues to try to turn the World Cup into a personal biopic – suggests that the hysteria that undid them in the semi-final four years ago may not have been entirely expunged. It may be, in fact, that it is an inevitable corollary of the expectation that surrounds them.But that opening quarter against Mexico did suggest a possible tactical opportunity for Belgium. Once Dani Alves was ruled out of the squad through injury, Brazil always looked vulnerable at right-back. Danilo played in the draw against Switzerland, since when Fagner has been deployed there. Vela, and Hirving Lozano when he moved to the Mexican left, both made him look slow on the turn. The problem for Belgium, though, is that their 3-4-2-1 does not necessarily push a player tight up against the full-back.Yannick Carrasco can get forward from left wing-back but he is likely to have his hands full dealing with Willian. That then means Eden Hazard, who operates almost as an inside-left behind Romelu Lukaku, with Dries Mertens alongside him, needs to pull to the left to try to pressure Fagner.But that in turn leaves an additional problem, one that Mexico faced, which is how to get sufficient players into the box to take advantage. If Hazard pulls left, it places great onus on Kevin De Bruyne to get forward to join Mertens and Lukaku in the box.The absence of Casemiro through suspension breaks up the highly effective triangle he and the two central defenders, Miranda and Thiago Silva, had formed, but the back of midfield is an area in which Brazil have cover. Fernandinho is used to operating as a breakwater in front of two central defenders, dropping between them if necessary. He is, though, a more dynamic presence than Casemiro and while that means he may be more effective at joining counterattacks, it also perhaps offers Belgium, and De Bruyne in particular, an opportunity to counter back against him.Belgium themselves have an issue at the back of midfield, Axel Witsel being badly at fault for Japan’s second goal in their last-16 game. If he is similarly lax against Neymar or Philippe Coutinho, it is hard to see much hope for Belgium.Against Mexico, Brazil switched from the fairly orthodox 4-3-3 they had used through the group to something closer to 4-4-2, with Neymar operating more centrally and Willian dropping deeper. Neymar perhaps benefits from the more central role but it would be a surprise if Tite did not go back to the 4-3-3 against Belgium.With the 4-4-2, Belgium would have three against two at the back with two central midfielders plus two inside forwards against two in the centre of midfield, which would allow them to overman even if Coutinho played narrow on the Brazilian left. So long as Carrasco and the right wing-back, Thomas Meunier, were able to hold their own on their flanks, that would, in theory at least, allow Belgium to control the centre of the pitch and probably possession – although as Brazil showed against Mexico, that is not necessarily something which concerns them.A 4-3-3, though, immediately causes problems for Belgium by having Willian target the space behind Carrasco, while Neymar operates in the awkward zone between Toby Alderweireld, the right-sided centre-back, and Meunier.There is still potential for a four on three in midfield, but if Meunier is forced back Marcelo can advance to give Brazil an extra man on their left. That side of the field, with Marcelo behind Coutinho and Neymar, looks as though it could be vulnerable, but so far their positional work has been good enough that they have not been exposed.That is testament to Tite’s work. Belgium may have been more fluent so far in the tournament, but Brazil have looked a far better-balanced side.— Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.
professional Daragh Lyons and two-time major winner Bubba Watson.Golfing superstar Bubba Watson has indicated he’d like to play a round of golf at the beautiful Nairn and Portnoo golf course.PGA professional at Nairn and Portnoo Daragh Lyons bumped into the two-time major winner at the 2015 PGA show in Orlando.Daragh invited the affable and eccentric Watson to come to Donegal at his local course which has been described as one of the most scenic and beautiful courses in Ireland . Daragh said, “I jokingly said to Bubba that when he visits Donegal he needs to come and play at Nairn and Portnoo.“He then assured me that he will come and visit Donegal and that he’ll take me up on my offer.“He seemed to be serious, however I’m not holding my breath, he’s a busy man and he was probably too nice to decline my offer to my face.Watson is one of the most popular players on the tour and is famed for his eccentric character. If he did decide to come to Donegal he’d certainly attract a large crowd as he is box office entertainment.Here’s hoping he does take Daragh up on his offer and visits Donegal this summer.A shoot-out between him and Rory McElroy at Nairn and Portnoo, now that would be something else. 🙂 TWO-TIME MAJOR WINNER SAYS HE WANTS TO PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF IN DONEGAL! was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bubba WatsonDaragh LyonsgolfNairn and PortnoonewsPGASport