Ohio officials slam Trump, GOP after Dayton visit

first_imgTalking to reporters Wednesday along with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, the Ohio Democrat said Republicans have “been in bed” with the NRA for years.Mayor Whaley said Wednesday that she told Trump that strengthening gun laws used to be a bipartisan issue, but now “Washington will not move.”Brown added that he’s very concerned that Trump’s rhetoric is dividing the nation.Whaley also noted that it was a good thing Trump didn’t speak in the Oregon District because the community has protested the his “behavior.”Trump has faced severe backlash following two mass shootings that left 31 people dead in less than 24 hours. Americans have called on Trump and lawmakers to find a solution to the mass shooting epidemic that’s been sweeping the nation.Related content:FL Red Flag Law in Spotlight Following Mass Shootings Ohio officials did not have nice things to say about Trump or Republicans following the President’s visit to Dayton on Wednesday.President Trump’s visit came in the wake of a mass shooting which occurred in Dayton Sunday and claimed the lives of nine people.Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says he plead with President Trump to take assault weapons off the streets of America.Asked if both political parties are to blame for failing to address mass shootings, Sen. Sherrod Brown says, “No.”“We can’t get anything done in the Senate because Mitch McConnell and the president of the United States are in bed with the gun lobby.” https://t.co/0UBgQpT9bz pic.twitter.com/maKcNDSJed— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2019last_img read more

Man kills four of his neighbors’ dogs to make “doggy coat”

first_imgA Kentucky man has been arrested after he reportedly killed and skinned four dogs to make what he called a “doggy coat.”38-year-old Jonathan D. Watkins was arrested on December 23rd after one of his neighbor’s contacted police about the incident.The neighbor told authorities that Watkins showed up to their home around 1:20 pm covered in blood and asking for a cigarette. When the neighbor inquired why Watkins was covered in blood, Watkins replied  “I’ve been skinning dogs.”The neighbor says he didn’t initially believe Watkins, however, when the neighbor went walking by Watkins home later that afternoon, they saw what they believed to be four animal skins and two dog carcasses on his porch. That’s when the neighbor called police.Authorities say two residents contacted them earlier about their missing dogs, however, authorities had not been able to locate them.When a trooper made contact with Watkins about the missing dogs and the carcasses on his porch, Watkins told the trooper: “I’m making myself a Doggy Coat. ” He then went on to say that he didn’t see anything wrong with making the coat and  that he killed the animals by “stabbing them in the heart” before he skinned them and abandoned their carcasses over a nearby hill.Watkins is now facing animal cruelty charges in addition to charges for tampering with physical evidence.last_img read more

ER doctor who was treating coronavirus patients dies of suicide

first_imgA New York City hospital doctor who treated coronavirus patients took her own life on Sunday,  according to the Charlottesville Police Department.Dr. Lorna Breen, 49, was the medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital.City police responded to a call for medical assistance and took Breen to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she died after suffering self-inflicted injuries, police said.Police Chief RaShall Brackney mourned her loss ”Front line health care professionals and first responders are not immune to the mental or physical effects of the current pandemic,” “On a daily basis, these professionals operate under the most stressful of circumstances, and the coronavirus has introduced additional stressors.”Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian released a statement following her death “Dr. Breen is a hero who brought the highest ideals of medicine to the challenging front lines of the emergency department. Our focus today is to provide support to her family, friends, and colleagues as they cope with this news during what is already an extraordinarily difficult time.”Breen’s father, Dr. Philip C. Breen, told the New York Times that his daughter had described what it was like working with coronavirus patients.She had contracted the coronavirus but returned to work after about a week and a half, Breen told the Times. When the hospital sent her home, Breen’s family brought her to Charlottesville.“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” he told the Times. “Make sure she’s praised as a hero, because she was. She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died.”If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). It’s a free, 24/7 service that offers support, information, and local resources. You can also click here for additional hotlines within the tri-state area and the nation.last_img read more

Badly decomposed body found in West Delray Beach

first_imgPolice discovered a badly decomposed body in West Delray Beach Friday morning.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Teri Barbera, said the body was found shortly before 10 a.m. by a member of Otero Nursery near  155th Lane South.Police say the body appears to be a man, and no foul play is suspected.There is a homeless camp in this area, said the sheriff’s office.Detectives are currently investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, said Barbera.last_img read more

Registration open for Press Fest

first_imgELLSWORTH — Registration is now open for the semiannual Down East Family YMCA Press Fest on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.More than 30 lifters competed in the YMCA’s first Press Fest, which was held in January.All competitors will participate in squat, dead lift and bench press events. The competition will be RAW with wraps and belts only.Entry fee is $30 for YMCA members, $38 for nonmembers, $20 for the first category and $25 for additional categories. Spectator tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, and kids enter for free. Entries are due by July 15 to avoid a $15 late entry fee.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Ian Gould to quit umpiring after World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: Experienced English umpire Ian Gould will quit umpiring after the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.Gould is part of the 22 match officials — consisting of 16 umpires and six match referees —who will officiate in the showpiece event. This will be the fourth World Cup appearance for Gould.The 61-year-old, who was England’s wicketkeeper in the 1983 World Cup, has officiated in 74 Tests, 135 ODIs and 37 T20Is so far.ICC’s General Manager of Cricket Geoff Allardice praised Gould’s contribution to the game in the field of umpiring.“Ian has made an outstanding contribution to the game over a long period, particularly in the last decade as an international umpire for the ICC. He has always put the interests of the game first, and in doing so has earned enormous respect from his colleagues and players across all countries,” said Allardice.“His presence on the field will be missed, but I am sure his lifelong association with the game will continue,” he added. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

German striker Timo Werner bids Leipzig farewell with double

first_imgMunich: German striker Timo Werner marked his RB Leipzig swansong with two well-taken goals to guide his side to a 2-1 victory at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Leipzig full back Nordi Mukiele and midfielder Emil Forsberg spurned glorious opportunities before Werner, who will depart for Chelsea at the end of the season, put his side in front in the 28th minute. The 24-year-old latched on to a defence-splitting pass from Amadou Haidara before rounding Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek for his 27th league goal of the season. Augsburg, who had a red card for Philipp Max overturned by VAR in the second half, hit back through Ruben Vargas, whose long-range effort proved too powerful for Yvon Mvogo to keep out. Werner added a second eight minutes from time, latching on to Angelino’s cross-field pass and firing into the bottom corner. The result means Leipzig end the season in third place with 66 points, one shy of their record Bundesliga tally achieved in 2016-17, while Augsburg finish in 15th with 36 points, five clear of the relegation zone.Gladbach book last Champions League spot with winBorussia Moenchengladbach capped a successful season with a spot in next season’s Champions League group stage on Saturday by beating Hertha Berlin 2-1 on the final day of Bundesliga action for 2019/20 to finish in fourth place.Jonas Hofmann tapped in after good work from Breel Embolo as Gladbach controlled the game throughout. By the 65th minute they had 17 shots compared to Hertha’s one.The roles were reversed in the 78th minute, with Embolo scoring at the far post after Hofmann had shaken off two markers to cut back into the box.Gladbach, who had leapfrogged Bayer Leverkusen into fourth place last week, finished on 65 points, two ahead of Leverkusen. Vedad Ibisevic cut the deficit for Hertha in second-half stoppage time.The top four teams qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage.Kramaric hits four as Hoffenheim stun DortmundAndrej Kramaric became the first Hoffenheim player to score four goals in a Bundesliga game, overwhelming Borussia Dortmund with a one-sided 4-0 away victory on Saturday.The Croatian striker, his club’s top scorer this season, took his campaign tally to 13 as Europa League-bound Hoffenheim moved above VfL Wolfsburg to finish in fifth place on 52 points.Dortmund were already confirmed as runners-up to Bayern Munich, but after this embarrassing home defeat finished 13 points adrift of the champions.Six-goal Werder Bremen avoid automatic relegationWerder Bremen extended their 39-year stay in the Bundesliga for at least another 10 days on Saturday, when they thumped Cologne 6-1 to avoid automatic relegation.The four-times Bundesliga champions completed the first half of what could become a great escape as they climbed out of the drop zone and leapfrogged Fortuna Duesseldorf to finish 16th in the 18-team table. They now face a two-leg playoff against the team that finishes third in the second division — either VfB Stuttgart, Heidenheim or Hamburg SV — on July 2 and 6. Fortuna lost 3-0 at Union and were relegated. Agencies Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton makes a statement as F1 gets back on track

first_imgSPIELBERG: Formula One got back on track in changed circumstances but familiar fashion at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes and six times World champion Lewis Hamilton picking up where they left off last year.The Briton and team mate Valtteri Bottas responded to the ‘new normal’ resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic by finishing one-two in both free practice sessions on the sport’s latest start to a campaign. Hamilton, wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ helmet in a black Mercedes with ‘End Racism’ written on it, set a best time of one minute 04.304 after also going fastest in opening practice with a time of 1:04.816. Bottas was 0.356 adrift in the morning but cut the gap to 0.197 in the afternoon. Racing Point, whose Mercedes-powered RP20 has been dubbed the ‘Pink Mercedes’ because of its striking similarity to Hamilton’s title-winning 2019 car, were third fastest with Mexican Sergio Perez. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, starting his last season in the Italian team’s red colours, was fourth fastest on his 33rd birthday with Australian Daniel Ricciardo fifth for Renault and McLaren’s Lando Norris sixth. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, winner of the last two races at his team’s home track, was third in the first session but spun twice and finished up eighth after lunch. Sunday’s race, the first of two in Austria on successive weekends, became the opener after the coronavirus pandemic laid waste to the calendar and forced the cancellation of the scheduled Australian opener on March 15 before a wheel had turned. Friday marked the first time all the drivers had been on track together since the end of pre-season testing in Barcelona last February. The last time any of them raced was in Abu Dhabi in December last year, when Hamilton won from pole position and set the fastest lap. “Motor Sport is back!,” said International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt on Twitter, moments after the cars left the Spielberg pitlane. “It’s good to hear the engines and see cars again and almost get back to some phase of normality,” Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky F1 television. “We all look like we’re in some kind of hospital programme, with all the face masks and the PPE (personal protective equipment)… but other than that working practices are very much as normal.” Agencies Also Watch: Flood Affects 100 Families in Samgurilast_img read more

It’s always good to have crowds: Aaron Finch

first_imgKOLKATA: Australia white-ball captain Aaron Finch has heaped praise on James Anderson after the veteran England pacer became the first fast bowler to 600 wickets in red-ball cricket.Anderson achieved the feat after he dismissed Pakistan captain Azhar Ali on Day 5 of the third Test which ended in a draw at the Ages Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday. Anderson is now the fourth highest wicket taker of all time in Test cricket behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619). Among fast bowlers, the 38-year-old is followed by Glenn McGrath (563), Courtney Walsh (519) and his long-time new ball partner Stuart Broad (514). “It’s an extraordinary achievement. He (Anderson) has been an amazing player for so long and to be able to get 600 wickets shows longevity in the game. The amount of Test matches he has played, to be able to back up and do it all around the world is amazing,” Finch said in a video conference on Wednesday. Sony Sports Network is the broadcaster of the upcoming Australia tour of England starting from September 4. There will be three T20Is and as many ODIs to be played in Southampton and Manchester respectively. “When you have such a big squad like this with so much experience, it’s important we continue to improve in both formats of the game. Having got to No. 1 in T20I cricket, we want to stay there and keep improving our game,” said Finch. “Our game plan has been pretty solid. ODI cricket, we haven’t been where we need to be as far as rankings are concerned and we haven’t been as consistent. This is another statistic to growing our team and working on the 2023 50-over World Cup…we need to prepare a game plan going forward. “We are constantly searching for the right formula and the right way to go about it,” he added on their ODI plans. Asked if the team would miss the hostile English fans this time with games being played behind closed doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Finch said: “It’s always good to have crowds and the banter that comes from English crowds is special. Do they go over the top sometimes? Maybe ya. But it’s all a great thing to be a part of. It will be different but I don’t think it will take away from the intensity of the game whatsoever.” England are world champions in 50-over cricket. Quizzed if they will start as favourites in the upcoming series, Finch said: They have played some great one day cricket for the last four and half years since the 2015 World Cup. They have been outstanding. It’s going to be a really good series.” (IANS) Also Watch: Working for 15 Years, Not a Single Penny Paidlast_img read more

Regional Super50 cricket – Gabriel’s five for 33 puts Red Force on the brink of semi-final spot

first_imgTRINIDAD & Tobago Red Force created an eight-point cushion over Kent Spitfires for second place on the Group A table with a 32-run win over Windward Islands at Coolidge on Monday night.Despite a 104-run opening stand between Evin Lewis and Kyle Hope, Windwards held T&T to 214 after sending them in, but could only manage 182 in reply.Lewis propelled T&T early by dominating the opening stand with Hope, scoring 75 off 69 balls with 11 boundaries. Hope (29) and Nicholas Alexis (46) combined for another 75 as the top three accounted for the bulk of T&T’s total.Denesh Ramdin was the only other batsman to reach double-figures, making 22, before he was dismissed by Kesrick Williams at the end of the 43rd over to make it 180 for 4.His wicket sparked a rapid collapse as T&T lost their last seven wickets for just 34 runs and they couldn’t last all 50 overs, bowled out in 47.5 as Williams, Shane Shillingford and Kavem Hodge took three wickets apiece.Man-of-the-match Shannon Gabriel helped pin down Windwards’ reply, taking two wickets with the new ball while Rayad Emrit and Khary Pierre struck once each in the space of three balls to make it 43 for 4 in the 15th over.Sunil Ambris resuscitated the chase, continuing his superb tournament with his fifth half-century in six matches. Ambris added 58 with Hodge (27) and another 50 with captain Liam Sebastien.Gabriel, though, struck a controversial blow two balls into the 41st over, claiming Sebastien leg-before, playing back to a good-length ball which replays showed had pitched six inches outside leg stump to the left-handed Sebastien with Gabriel bowling over the wicket.With the tail exposed, Gabriel and Ravi Rampaul brought a swift end to play. Kyle Mayers fished an edge-behind off Rampaul for the seventh wicket before a pair of catches on the boundary by Alexis put T&T one run away from victory which Gabriel sealed by bowling Williams with a full straight ball two deliveries into the 47th, leaving Ambris stranded on 75.Gabriel’s 5 for 33 was his maiden five-for in List A cricket and he did it in just 50 deliveries.A win for Trinidad & Tobago over Kent in their next match would clinch semi-final spots for both T&T and Leewards.Windwards are still mathematically alive, but need a pair of bonus-point wins over Leeward Islands and Kent in their final two games, combined with three losses by Trinidad & Tobago and another Kent loss to West Indies Under-19.RED FORCE inningsE. Lewis c & b Hodge 75K. Hope c Johnson b Hodge 29N. Alexis b Williams 46J. Mohammed lbw b Hodge 1D. Ramdin c Hodge b Williams 22R. Primus run-out 0Imran Khan b Shillingford 3R. Emrit c Fletcher b Williams 0K. Pierre not out 3R. Rampaul lbw b Shillingford 7S. Gabriel b Shillingford 0Extras: (b-6, lb-5, w-17) 28Total: (all out, 47.5 overs) 214Fall of wickets: 1-104, 2-117, 3-121, 4-180, 5-180, 6-195, 7-203, 8-205, 9-214.Bowling: Williams 7-0-47-3 (w-9), Johnson 4-0-17-0 (w-1), Mayers 7-0-42-0 (w-1), Shillingford 9.5-0-24-3 (w-3), Hodge 10-2-34-3, Sebastien 10-0-39-0 (w-3).VOLCANOES inningsJ. Charles c Mohammed b Gabriel 5T. Theophile c wkp. Ramdin b Pierre 19D. Smith c wkp. Ramdin b Gabriel 4A. Fletcher lbw b Emrit 8S. Ambris not out 75K. Hodge c Mohammed b Imran Khan 27L. Sebastien lbw b Gabriel 25K. Mayers c wkp. Ramdin b Rampaul 5S. Shillingford c Alexis b Gabriel 4D. Johnson c Alexis b Rampaul 1K. Williams b Gabriel 2Extras: (b-2, lb-3, w-2) 7Total: (all out, 46.2 overs) 182Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-23, 3-39, 4-43, 5-101, 6-151, 7-156, 8-165, 9-168.Bowling: Gabriel 8.2-1-33-5 (w-1), Rampaul 9-1-28-2 (w-1), Pierre 8-1-17-1, Emrit 6-2-24-1, Imran Khan 10-1-46-1, Mohammed 5-0-29-0.Points: Red Force 4, Volcanoes 0.last_img read more