BUTLERVILLE, Ind. — Two children died in a house fire late last week near Butlerville.According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, crews responded to a 911 call around 11:15 PM to the 1300 block of North County Road 615 East in Campbell Township.When crews arrived the house was fully engulfed. Homeowner Kenneth Collett, 55, escaped and was transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital before being transferred to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation.Collett told officials he was unable to locate two children in the home because of the thick smoke and flames.The bodies of the two children, ages 3 and 4, were found after the fire was extinguished.
London: In a first, an English Cricket Club is planning to switch from using traditional leather balls to new “vegan” ones.Popularly known as the vegan cricket club, Earley Cricket Club in Reading — a town 40 miles (64 kilometres) west of London — is testing vegan cricket balls which are made using a rubber covering, reports the Daily Mail. The English Cricket Club had already introduced a vegan tea for their players two years ago.Chairman Gary Shacklady, who turned vegan five years ago, is confident that adopting a solely plant-based lifestyle will give the team the edge over their opponents.“It does behave like a leather cricket ball, but it bounces more and it’s more difficult to grip,” Shacklady said. “But we’re enthused by it and we’re hopeful of finding a better version.”The Earley Cricket Club was set up by Shacklady 12 years ago. However after he turned vegan, Shacklady found he could no longer eat match teas — usually ham sandwiches. He also felt that the club’s meat-based catering meant Muslim and Hindu players were being excluded.“We had one member who was against it,” Shacklady said. “He felt that it was quite exclusive and against people’s right to meat.”“The teas have been well received as our players understand and support the reasoning behind the decision. It also means we can produce a far larger quantity of food for a lower cost,” he added.Ham and beef sandwiches at the club have been replaced by the likes of Moroccan tagine, lasagne and meat-free spaghetti Bolognese.The club owner now hopes that other teams in the Berkshire Cricket League will switch from the traditional leather-covered balls to the synthetic animal-free ones. (IANS)Also Read: A cricket ball that has gone ‘vegan’, Covered in rubber instead of the traditional leatherAlso Watch: Mangaldoi youth opts for celebrating Republic and Independence Day in a unique manner
Check out the performance of Brazil ambassador Shatta Wale, Ayittey Powers and captain Asamoah Gyan performing at the Banquet Hall for the Black Stars before they left for Holland.