Port St. Lucie Goodwill Evacuated After Suspicious Donation

first_imgPolice said the grenade was inactive, but the Goodwill was temporarily evacuated as a precaution. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Port St. Lucie Goodwill store was evacuated on Tuesday after someone donated a hand grenade according to police.The St. Lucie County Bomb Squad responded to the store, located at 1665 NW St. Lucie West Boulevard Tuesday morning.@PSLPolice investigated hand grenade donated at the Goodwill located at 1655 SLW. Business was temporarily evacuated. SLC Bomb Squad took possession of INACTIVE grenade for destruction. Goodwill open for business @TCPalm @CBS12 @WPTV @WPBF25News pic.twitter.com/hWSuc0bMIB— Port St. Lucie PD (@PSLPolice) February 11, 2020last_img

Other Sports World Championships: Javelin Thrower Annu Rani Becomes First Indian To Qualify For Final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Top Indian woman javelin thrower Annu Rani on Monday become the first Indian woman to reach final round of the World Championship in Doha. Rani reached the final round by smashing her own national record of 62.34m which put her on 5th place in the qualification.The 27-year-old opened the qualification round Group A with a 57.05m before sending the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in the second round, bettering her earlier national record of 62.34m, which she achieved in March during the Federation Cup in Patiala.She had a 60.50m in the third and final round to finish third in her group behind Asian Games champion Liu Shiying (63.48m) of China and Ratej Martina (62.87m) of Slovenia.Also Read | World Championships: India Finish 7th In Mixed Relay, Seal Spot For Tokyo OlympicsThose who touch the automatic qualifying mark of 63.50m or 12 best performers from Group A and Group B taken together will qualify for the final round, to be held on Tuesday. last_img read more

Klinsmann named German football ambassador

first_imgAn expert jury has chosen the former Germany and current United States head coach Jürgen Klinsmann as 2015 German Football Ambassador. The decisive factors were his success as a German coach working abroad, his commitment to social causes and his contribution to enhancing Germany’s image around the globe.Roland Bischof, the founder of the initiative German Football Ambassador, met Klinsmann at the StubHub Center Los Angeles to present with the award. Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer was also present to honour the occasion. Klinsman will donate the monetary prize to the “Soccer for Success” programme that is run by the El Monte Community Building Initiative in Los Angeles and is supported by the US Soccer Foundation.The charity provides developmental opportunities for children and youths, a cause that Klinsmann’s “Agapedia” Foundation has been supporting for years.“I’m really happy that people appreciate my efforts. I’ve never really seen myself as an ambassador, so I’m honoured that my way of living and working in foreign countries has touched people this way,” explained Klinsmann. The 50-year-old has been Germany’s coach between 2004 and 2006 and led the national team to a third place finish at the home World Cup. He scored 47 goals in 108 international fixtures as a player. In 1996 he captained the Germans to win the European Championship.Apart from Klinsmann, Michael Nees and Eckhard Krautzun have also been chosen as German Football Ambassadors. Nees is the technical director of the Israeli Football Association and coaches their Under-19 team. Eckhard Krautzun has coached teams from all over the globe and has left a lasting mark on Asian and African football. The winners will be honoured at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 2nd June 2015.last_img read more

Alexander: Should you keep that Joe Kelly bobblehead the Dodgers give you?

first_imgMonday he went to Kelly in the eighth inning of a 3-3 tie, partly because a couple of other relievers were unavailable. Kelly struck out the side, but he also walked three (one intentionally), had a throwing error on a pickoff, and threw two wild pitches as the Angels scored the winning runs without the benefit of a hit in a 5-3 decision.So, with a 7.59 ERA, a 1.78 WHIP and a collective groan on Dodgers Twitter whenever he comes into a game, I shudder to think of what the fate of those bobbleheads will be.Believe me, it’s not as if Kelly isn’t trying. He might be trying too hard, though he maintains he’s not overthrowing or otherwise reacting to the pressure of overcoming that first impression.“It’s not something I think about,” he said. “It’s more about me putting pressure on myself just to perform in general. We’re a great ballclub, and I know how to perform, but … I’m gonna need to just get my stuff together.”The crazy thing is that Kelly seemed to be rebuilding that confidence and getting out of that funk, for the most part, until Monday night. His four-seam fastball regularly is in the 98-99 range, his curve has late life and he seems to be throwing his changeup more frequently. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco ANAHEIM — This might be the most awkward giveaway in the history of bobbleheads.Thursday night, the Dodgers will be giving away bobbleheads of Joe Kelly. That will be three nights after Kelly’s eighth-inning meltdown against the Angels, which served as yet another reminder to the fan base of why they’ve laid the sins of a generally shaky bullpen at his doorstep.This was supposed to be a triumphant homecoming for Kelly, who was born in Anaheim, attended Corona High and UC Riverside and still makes his home in the Inland Empire. He’d finished a dominant postseason for the Red Sox last year with six scoreless innings over the five games of Boston’s World Series triumph over the Dodgers, then signed a three-year, $25 million free-agent deal with Los Angeles.The first impression of a relief pitcher is usually the one that sticks with many fans. Kelly’s first impression was six earned runs and two blown saves in his first two appearances, and it reached a point where Manager Dave Roberts kept him out of high-leverage situations to try and get his confidence back. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “At times (Monday) night, as bad as some of his pitches were, he threw a lot of good pitches, too,” bullpen coach Mark Prior said.“It’s a consistency thing, and right now he seems to kind of lose it at moments. His last outing in San Francisco and the ones previous to that, we’d seen a lot of encouragement. Unfortunately, we took a step back but we’re still feeling positive about the direction he’s taken.”Kelly is a tinkerer. Prior said the right-hander will mess with his delivery for timing purposes. And the pitch usage stats compiled by Brooks Baseball suggest a significant variance in fastball frequency, following some comments from Roberts suggesting his pitch sequencing could improve. In three June outings, he’s thrown 28.81 percent fastballs, 40.68 curves and 30.51 percent changeups, compared to 58.47, 23.73 and 16.95 in May.By way of comparison, last October he threw his fastball 57.06 percent of the time, compared to 32.94 for the curve, 7.65 for the change and 2.35 for a sinker that he’s hardly thrown this year.It is a work in progress. On Monday night he threw 31 pitches: 10 fastballs, 11 curves and 10 changeups, but 16 of those pitches were balls. Two of them sailed to the backstop, one allowing a run to score.Roberts has insisted all along that Kelly ultimately will be a valuable bullpen asset, and he bases that on recent history. Kelly perplexed Red Sox fans during stretches of the 2018 season just as much as he perplexes Dodgers fans now, with stretches of quality pitching interspersed with stretches where his command and consistency were nowhere to be found.Related Articles “We’re talking about leverage (situations) in May and June, but this guy’s coming off pitching, and dominating us, in the World Series, so it’s not like the moment is too big for him,” Roberts said. “He’s just got to kind of work through things.”That process, Prior said, involves forgetting what has already transpired and focusing on what he can do going forward. And the guy who coached him in college, retired UCR coach Doug Smith, is sure Kelly’s attitude and work ethic will help him get through this.“The reason I have faith in Joe Kelly is just from what I know of him as a person,” Smith said. “He’s going to do the right things. He’s going to come back to the park, get his weights in, get his running in, get his side work in, and he’s going to be supportive of whoever goes out there. That’s the type of man he is.“If you do those things long enough and hard enough and you have the skill set, which he obviously does, then you’ll come out of it. I truly believe that.”If so, that bobblehead could eventually be worth something, after all.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitterlast_img read more

Does Michigan State’s new uniform feature Seattle Seahawks gloves? Yes.

first_imgView this post on Instagram Nike designed Michigan State’s uniform, and it also designs NFL uniforms.  Michigan State revealed its new 2019 alternate football uniform Saturday, and it is … very green. Thoughts on @msu_football’s 2019 alternate uniforms? 🔥 or 🗑️ • • • • • • #MichiganState #CollegeFootball #Michigan #Uniforms #Jerseys #MSU #msufootballA post shared by Sporting News (@sportingnews) on Apr 13, 2019 at 7:11am PDTMORE: Ranking college football’s uniforms (MSU_Football / Twitter) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9e/84/michigan-state-seahawks_zitvutmzt9kk1hlicpriqlcue.png?t=395079082&w=500&quality=80 What you see is not Michigan State’s permanent uniform (thankfully), but rather an alternate uniform for 2019. It features an oversized “STATE” on the front along with large numbers. The “STATE” is displayed with a neon-green color, which is also seen on the pants and in the logo on the helmet.Overall, the unis received a negative reaction from fans. One Twitter user asked, “Candidate for the worst jersey of all time?” Another simply said, “These are brutal.”But among the mostly negative reactions, another response emerged: Are those Seahawks gloves?The neon green coloring on these uniforms definitely reminds of Seattle’s color scheme, especially the Seahawks’ neon-green color rush uniforms. But if you zoom in on Michigan State’s gloves, you can see what looks like a Seahawks logo. It is possible that it is not a Seahawks logo since you lose a lot of image quality by zooming in so far. But it definitely looks like a Seahawks logo.UPDATE: Turns out it is a Seahawks logo.A Michigan State spokesperson told The Detroit Free Press “MSU’s gloves were not ready when the new uniform was photographed.” So Nike apparently improvised and found a similar-looking glove. Per the spokesperson, the Spartans’ gloves will be ready in the fall.last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Lightning face ‘five-alarm fire’ heading to Columbus down 0-2

first_imgThe Tampa Bay Lightning are in an unfamiliar position at the worst possible time.Wielding the NHL’s best regular-season record (62-16), Tampa Bay entered the Stanley Cup playoffs heavily favored against the eighth-seeded Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round. After Friday’s 5-1 loss, Tampa Bay is down 0-2 as the series shifts to Columbus. The Bolts lost two games in a row just three times during the regular season.  NHL PLAYOFFS 2019: Matt Duchene scores goal, adds three assists to lead Blue Jackets to Game 2 victory over Lightning“The regular season is different than the playoffs,” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said. “Things just happen so fast. Alarms are going off. This is a five-alarm fire. But it’s adversity and sometimes that’s good that you have to go through stuff like this to see how we respond. One thing I do know about being with this group is, they find a way.”The five-alarm fire will need some additional first responders now that Nikita Kucherov, who led the NHL in assists (87) and points (128), will miss Game 3 due to a suspension. Kucherov boarded Blue Jackets’ defender Markus Nutivaara toward the end of Friday’s loss.While a lot of things are against Tampa Bay at the moment, there are several reasons why the team should not be discouraged with Game 3 approaching.Nikita Kucherov could face suspension for his hit on Markus Nutivaara in Tampa Bay’s 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets: https://t.co/84lzRgsd3a pic.twitter.com/m80qz9G1ut— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 13, 2019For starters, the Lightning did not lose three games in a row at any point during the regular season. Also, Tampa Bay is in the same position the Washington Capitals were in at this time last season. The Blue Jackets took a 2-0 lead over the Capitals last season before losing four straight games and being eliminated. Bolts defenseman Victor Hedman reportedly brought up that factoid directly to the Columbus bench during Friday’s game, according to broadcaster Pierre McGuire.According to McGuire, Hedman skated over to the #CBJ bench and told them “You guys were up 2-0 last season, how did it end up?” #GoBolts pic.twitter.com/svuPkdCpgX— NHL Prospects Watcher (@Prospects_Watch) April 13, 2019“You guys were up 2-0 last season, how did it end up?” Hedman said.It ended with Washington advancing to the next round and eventually winning the Stanley Cup. Winning the Cup is the ultimate goal but first, the Bolts will need to find consistency on the things that made them a top-tier regular season team.Columbus scored two power play goals just five times during the regular season but only did so once in the season’s final 39 contests, per NHL Network’s Brian Lawton. In the regular season, the Blue Jackets ranked 28th in the league on the power play. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, had the top-ranked power-play unit. Through two games, the Lightning has not scored on five power-play opportunities while the Jackets have converted half of theirs (three of six).“We got to take a page out of their book: go out on the road and win a hockey game,” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. “Special teams again has been our Achilles heel the first couple of games and was a strong point [during the regular season].”We’ve got to win the next game. That’s it, there’s no sugar coating it. We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to do at home.”last_img read more

Racing closes the first Argentine transfer at the time of coronavirus

first_imgRacing Membership closed the first transfer of Argentine soccer at the time of the coronavirus pandemic, by sealing the move from Nicolás Oroz to Al Wasl of the United Arab Emirates.Regardless of not being in the consideration of the technician Sebastian Beccacece since his return late final 12 months since the College of Chile, the 26-year-old midfielder had a lightning negotiation and this Friday the medical examination shall be carried out to go to the Asian crew. The transfer shall be in the type of task, in line with sources from the Avellaneda neighborhood membership at a value of $ 200,000 and a purchase order possibility of 2,500,000 for 85% of the move that the Argentine membership has, whereas the remaining 15% belongs to the participant’s household.The previous participant of Chacarita and College of Chile He must wait till the flight restrictions are lifted and the opening of borders in Argentina is dominated to have the ability to be part of his new membership.last_img read more

Colonia fifth in weightlifting

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Diaz flew in to this city to help up with Colonia backstage, harking back to their teamwork that helped the Zamboanga lass end the medal drought for the Philippines ini the Olympics.“We will come back and prepare in the Asian Games, we have five women’s events,” said weightlifting chief Monico Puentevella.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’There was no women’s competitions in this edition of the Games. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Centeno, Biado lead 4-gold haul Filipino weightlifter Nestor Colonia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — Not even the presence of Rio Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz could carry the Philippine team in weightlifting competitions here Monday.Nestor Colonia failed to make the podium finish during the men’s 56-kilogram division at MITEC.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

ECOWAS Names Ebola Coordinator

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) There is an ancient dictum that says “It is said that it is better late than never.”This is what the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is now doing, just to be a part of the number helping hands in the Ebola crisis.The regional body, since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has  claimed the lives of thousands in its member states since March this year, has just named a Coordinator that will help in curbing the spread of the virus.The ECOWAS Ebola Coordinator, according to the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, is Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe. The Coordinator is being named at a time when the virus is gradually declining in Liberia though Guinea and Sierra Leone may be beneficiaries of this “belated gesture or intervention.”The Commission boss made the disclosure when he and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the UN Office of ECOWAS, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office during a one-day solidarity visit to Liberia on Tuesday.The two expressed solidarity to the Government and people of Liberia, on behalf of the sub-regional organization, as the country combats the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease, something that should have been done from the onset, but several West African States were rather busy isolating their regional brothers and sisters with some banning flights and vessels from these countries from entering the countries.AU and ECOWAS have been  heavily criticized for not playing what is being referred to as, a leadership role, since the outbreak of the epidemic. Member states rather thought it wise to ostracize the three worst affected countries. The governments of affected nations, especially Liberia,  through the Head of State and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine K. Ngafuan, continuously complained of the lack of solidarity from African, specifically, West African brothers.The only initial move by ECOWAS was the visit of the Chairman of ECOWAS and President of Ghana, Dr. John Mahama, to Liberia to show support and solidarity as well as the financial, logistical, on behalf of his country, and moral support to Liberia.However the ECOWAS Commission president informed President Sirleaf that the Authority of Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS had named Togo President, Faure Gnassingbé, as the Regional Coordinator for the ECOWAS Ebola Response in West Africa.The Chairman also disclosed that a donation of US$1 million had been made available by ECOWAS to each of three worst affected countries. He also noted that there is in place an US$86M trust fund, which has been realized.President Ouédraogo further noted that 131 healthcare workers have been recruited and are expected to undergo training in Accra, Ghana beginning next Monday for deployment in the three worst affected countries. He said the Commission will continue to advocate for the free movement of people, goods and services across ECOWAS countries, urging all countries of the sub-region to fully cooperate.“ECOWAS will do its best to help address the current Ebola crisis. ECOWAS stands ready to collaborate with your government, the UN System and all partners for an effective and efficient response to the Ebola outbreak,” he said. He frowned on what he termed as stigmatization of affected countries by counterparts.Dr. Ibn Chambas expressed joy at visiting Liberia when the country needs all of the attention and support. “There will be actions and the United Nations will work closely with ECOWAS on its intervention in Liberia,” Dr. Chambas said.He welcomed the regional collaboration initiated by ECOWAS and noted that the Ebola crisis is a regional and global threat.President Sirleaf, as usual, thanked Mr. Ouédraogo and Dr. Chambas for the solidarity visit and reflected on how ECOWAS has always been there for and with Liberia.“ECOWAS’ messages sent to the UN System were helpful in generating the overall global response to the crisis. You have done well in standing by us and our people are grateful,” the Liberian President told the two officials.President Sirleaf pointed out that Liberia is a clear example of how a disease can destroy and devastate a country, but also shows how a collective response from collective actions can yield results.“We are using this crisis to address the challenges in the healthcare system and prevent a reoccurrence of such damaging impact of a disease on the country,” she stressed.The Liberian leader told her guests that the country’s national target is zero-new-cases by Christmas. She expressed the hope that with all hands on deck and good practices and attitude, the target can be achieved.President Sirleaf also briefed the delegation about the upcoming mid-term senatorial elections and urged ECOWAS to send observers to monitor the process.last_img read more