Carole E. Bertram

first_imgCarole A. Bertram, age 77 of Batesville, Indiana and formerly of Highland Heights, Kentucky, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.  Born August 4, 1938 in Covington, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Lillian (Nee: Raum) and Raymond Greis Sr.  She married James Bertram Sr. May 11, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Church in Cold Springs, Kentucky.  A homemaker, Carole also worked as an office administrator for Closson’s Interior Design Store in Cincinnati for several years.A member the Batesville Red Hats Club and Holy Family Church, Carole was active at church serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister.  She had many interests that included quilting, crocheting and was an accomplished seamstress.  She was a fan of Elvis and country music, reading non-fiction, especially James Patterson novels, collecting antiques in addition to amassing large collection of Christmas ornaments.  Her daughters teased that she delighted in shopping, shopping and more shopping and was nicknamed the coupon queen.  They also mentioned she was a good cook and baker whose pies, sugar cookies and potato salad will be greatly missed.  Carole and Jim were able to travel quite a bit and especially enjoyed numerous trips to Branson and a visit to Italy.  Her family indicated she loved painting in with water colors as well as working in her flower gardens.  For Carole, though, family was her true passion.  Nothing delighted her more than to have the house full for family events and holidays.She is survived by her husband Jim; daughters and son-in-laws Carole Geglein of Cincinnati, Michelle and Paul Mersch of Batesville, Denise and Rodney Abt of West Chester, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Ann Bertram Jr. of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; sister Beverly Ziegler of Cincinnati; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Ritter and brother Raymond Greis Jr.Visitation will be Friday, April 15th, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16th at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg with Rev. Frank Jasper O.F.M. and Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  An entombment service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.  The family requests memorials to the Franciscan Missionary Union.last_img read more

Stoke’s keeper Asmir Begović is a target for Arsenal

first_imgThe Gunners made an enquiry for Begović in January, but Stoke had no interest in selling the Bosnian goalkeeper midway through the season, reports dailymail.co.ukBut with Jack Butland arriving from Birmingham in the summer, the Potters are now open to parting with their talented shot-stopper. Arsenal are understood to have made a follow-up enquiry regarding their interest but have been told Stoke will not consider any offers under £15million.A number of leading Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea, are interested in Begović.But United are believed to have been put off by Stoke’s £15million asking price, while David De Gea’s improved form has seen Sir Alex Ferguson cool his interest in Begovic.Likewise, Chelsea want Begović to provide stiff competition for current No 1 Cech as highly-rated Thibault Courtois continues his education away from Stamford Bridge.But Begović is only willing to move to a club where he is guaranteed to be first-choice; something Wenger is willing to offer him.Whether the Gunners are willing to meet Stoke’s valuation, however, remains to be seen, despite the fact Wenger has £70million to spend on new players this summer.Stoke hope the growing interest in Begović will trigger a summer bidding war, something the Gunners’ chief negotiators Ivan Gazidis and Dick Law will want to avoid getting involved in.Wenger’s search for a new goalkeeper has put the futures of current custodians Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski in serious doubt.last_img read more

MLS player comes out as gay

first_img crackers gameday possible xi MLS midfielder Collin Martin has come out as gay, making him the only active professional sportsman in the US to do so.The Minnesota United star, 23, becomes only the second-ever MLS player to come out as gay. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? predicted ALTERED Latest football news highlights 1 who plays? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Tonight my team, @MNUFC , is having their Pride night. It’s an important night for me — I’ll be announcing that I am an openly gay player in Major League Soccer. #soccerforall pic.twitter.com/cOJQXfrBiv— Collin Martin (@martcw12) June 29, 2018“I’m proud that my entire team and the management of Minnesota United know that I am gay.“I have received only kindness and acceptance from everyone in Major League Soccer and that has made the decision to come out publicly that much easier.”The only other only gay man to play in the MLS was former Leeds, Stevenage and LA Galaxy man Robbie Rogers, while the last high-profile American athlete to come out was Michael Sam ahead of the 2014 NFL draft. NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Collin Martin made the announcement on social media How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Martin added: “In light of my experience as a professional athlete, I want to take this moment to encourage others who play sports professionally or otherwise to have confidence that sport will welcome them wholeheartedly.“June is pride month, and I am proud to be playing for pride, and to be playing as an out gay man.” He made the announcement on Twitter ahead of his club’s celebration of gay pride, encouraging others to follow his example.The former DC United man said: “Tonight my team, Minnesota United, is having their Pride night.“It’s an important night for me – I’ll be announcing for the first time publicly that I am an openly gay player in Major League Soccer.“I have been out as a gay man for many years to my family and friends, and this includes my team-mates.last_img read more