Man accidentally shoots himself while shopping at Publix

first_imgOfficials in Florida are reporting that a man accidentally shot himself in the leg while shopping at Publix.The incident occurred Sunday at a Publix in Land O’Lakes, Florida.According to the report, the unidentified man was shopping at the supermarket when the gun he was carrying somehow discharged, sending a bullet into his leg.No other information was released about the incident.last_img

Bucksport’s Gross commits to University of Maine

first_imgORONO — Bucksport’s David Gross will continue his football career at the college level next season when he plays for the University of Maine.Gross, a senior lineman at Bucksport, announced via social media Sunday that he had committed to the Black Bears. The senior traveled to Orono on Saturday for his official campus visit.“It has been a dream of mine to be a Division I athlete since I started playing, and now that I get to play for my home state, [it] makes it so much more special,” Gross wrote on Twitter. “After talking with my family, it was a no-brainer on my commitment.The commitment to Maine came one week after Gross won the Frank. J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive Lineman Award. The award is given annually to a lineman who displays “strong leadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGross was named Little Ten Conference Player of the Year, Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year after leading the Golden Bucks to a 9-1 season and Northern Maine title in 2019.At UMaine, Gross will join former Bucksport teammate Carter Tolmasoff, who was named LTC Player of the Year in 2018. Tolmasoff redshirted for the Black Bears in 2019.last_img read more

Nelson, American visit Navy

first_img Associated Press February 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAmerican (10-11, 6-4) vs. Navy (12-9, 6-4)Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Sa’eed Nelson and American will go up against Cam Davis and Navy. The senior S. Nelson has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 21.4 over his last five games. Davis, a junior, is averaging 21.2 points over the last five games. DID YOU KNOW: Navy managed to score exactly 200 points across three matchups against American last season.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Nelson, American visit Navy VETERAN LEADERSHIP: American’s S. Nelson, Stacy Beckton Jr. and Mark Gasperini have combined to account for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 59 percent of all Eagles points over the last five games.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Midshipmen have scored 68.4 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 58.7 per game they managed in non-conference play.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: S. Nelson has either made or assisted on 53 percent of all American field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 17 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: American is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Eagles are 5-11 when opponents score more than 63.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Midshipmen have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Eagles. Navy has 45 assists on 86 field goals (52.3 percent) over its previous three outings while American has assists on 37 of 79 field goals (46.8 percent) during its past three games.last_img read more

Venue for All-Ireland club camogie semi confirmed

first_imgThe Tipperary and Munster champions will meet Slaughtneil of Derry at the Inniskeen Grattans GAA ground in Monaghan on Sunday January 29th.Throw-in is at 2 o’clock.last_img

Racing action in Tipperary

first_imgStock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay There’s a mixed card on offer at Limerick Junction.The Joseph O’Brien-trained Motherland returns to action in the 6.10 over a mile and 4.The first of a seven is away at 5.10pm.last_img

Emmanuel Amuneke: The History Maker

first_imgTHOUGH HE HAD LED NIGERIA TO WIN THE FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP IN 2015 IN CHILE AND HAD A STINT WITH SUDAN’S AL KHARTOUM SC BEFORE QUITTING THE JOB, NOT MANY BELIEVE EMMANUEL AMUNEKE IS EXPERIENCED ENOUGH TO LEAD A COUNTRY THAT WAS RANKED 140 IN THE WORLD BY FIFA TO ITS FIRST AFCON AFTER 39 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS. AMUNEKE, HOWEVER, ACHIEVED THAT FEAT WITH TANZANIAThe  order was indeed a very tall one, when last year, Amuneke accepted to tinker the Taifa Stars of Tanzania whose primary objective was to hoist its flag at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Egypt. The country’s last appearance at the biennial competition was in Nigeria in 1980 where they failed to qualify from the group stage.Ranked 140 in the world by FIFA, Tanzania is not a superpower when it comes to Africa football and the challenge before Amuneke was how to turn around the fortune of the Taifa Stars and ensure a second AFCON appearance. After his unveiling, an elated Amuneke said he was beginning a new chapter in his career with his appointment as coach of Tanzania.“This is a new page of my career. I am a professional coach who believes any professional should be able to work anywhere. I am happy with the contract and I am ready to give my best as a coach in any place I find myself. It’s a new page, a new environment but the same philosophy of the game,” he declared after he was announced as coach of the Taifa Stars.True to type, he did the unthinkable as he made history with Tanzania by guiding the Taifa Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years after they defeated Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam last SaturdayAmuneke’s charges finished second in Group L with eight points, five behind leaders the Cranes of Uganda who have already qualified for Africa’s biggest football showpiece event.In a telephone interview with THISDAY, Amuneke said, “Today is an emotional night for me and I’m delighted to have piloted this team to win this important match. It was an agonising moment before the match knowing full well that we must win to stay in the tournament.“Football is a uniting factor here. I can see the happiness on the faces of everybody while the untiring support from the beginning to the end was a motivational factor for my players who never failed to take their legs off the gas. My wish, for now, is to go back and review the series with my team and to know where we are lacking and also hope we get a good draw when the ceremony holds soon in Cairo, Egypt,”Amuneke, was celebrated from the stands with few minutes left, fans were chanting his name having broken the jinx that had afflicted Tanzania in the Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifying series since the country last qualified in 1979 for the 1980 tournament.With the feat, Amuneke has joined Stephen Keshi in the group of Nigerian coaches, who helped qualify other African national teams to the continent’s biggest football fiesta.The former African footballer of the Year’s feat comes nine years after Keshi qualified and led Mali to the 2010 AFCON in Angola.Tanzania Football Federation’s Technical Director, Oscar Mirambo, has hailed Nigerian coach Emmanuel Amuneke after leading the Taifa stars of Tanzania to their first cup of nations since featuring last at 1980.Mirambo was full of praises for Amuneke’s achievement with the Tanzanian national team and described the feat as a dream come true for millions of Tanzanians who have simply been told that the country has once been at the AFCON but now glad to see the national team playing at the AFCON a reality.Speaking in the same vein, former Super Eagles safe hand Christian Obi said it was just unfortunate that Nigerian coaches were not given the respect they deserve on the home front, saying he never doubted Amuneke’s ability to do well in Tanzania.“A prophet is not without honour except in his own country. It is just unfortunate that we don’t appreciate what we have in this country. Nigerian coaches are very good if given the right atmosphere to work. Amuneke is a very good example. He is technically and tactically sound and he has his coaching Grade A license,” Obi said.The 1985 U-20 World Cup bronze winner indeed charged the eggheads of the Nigeria Football Federation to reconsider its stand on Nigerian coaches.“It’s high time the NFF should start reconsidering its stance and attitude towards Nigerian coaches. It should start giving them the respect they deserve. Given the necessary support, Nigerian coaches would take the country’s football to a position of envy,” the former Heartland of Owerri goalkeeper trainer opined.Continuing, Obi said: “I must emphasise that Amuneke is not the first Nigerian coach that would take appointment outside the shores of the country. When Adegboye Onigbinde took over as manager of Trinidad and Tobago, their football was in crisis but he (Onigbinde) gave them some time to stabilise their football and before the expiration of the date he gave them he had begotten for them a good and stabilised national team.”Obi is indeed optimistic that Amuneke would do well with the Taifa Stars.“I know Amuneke very well, I have worked with him before. He knew his onions,” Obi said. On his part, the National PRO, Nigeria Coaches Association, Etta Egbe said: “A lot of Nigerian coaches are technically inclined but we are being undermined by the football federation. You cannot because one coach failed; you then rub it on every other coach that is very wrong. If one coach disappointed, there are several good coaches that could be turned to.“Though we trust that he has the quality and the technical know-how to take Tanzanian football to a new height, we would not leave him all by himself as he would enjoy our support and encouragement.”Amuneke was at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as a member of the panel set up by FIFA to shortlist the  2017/2018 season men’s footballers and coaches of the year.Amuneke said then, “As a player, I was privileged to have participated in the 1994 World Cup and now in 2018 I am privileged once again to participate this time, not as a player but as a fan and also one of the people going to make some major decisions.”On his appointment to the FIFA Russia 2018 Technical Study Group, the former Africa Footballer of the Year said, “This role is a good one for me and Nigeria football as it goes to show that our football has grown.”Amuneke who was part of the first ever Nigerian team to feature at the FIFA World Cup talked on the team experience going into that tournament in 1994 saying, “We were excited in the first place for being part of the 1994 World Cup but ahead of the first match against Bulgaria, there was a lot of excitement, a lot of uncertainty, a lot of doubt, a lot of questioning mindset but most importantly we were very confident in our ability as a team and we played as a team, which was the secret behind our little success .”On having several players he coached in the Golden Eaglets representing Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup, he said, “As a coach it is a thing of pride to see the players you coach at the U-17 level after few years playing for the senior national team, that is pretty much what player development is all about and with FIFA’s main priority being development, Nigeria as a nation should not be left behind.”In his playing days, his goals were always crucial and had given Nigeria victory on a number of occasions. From the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, to the Afro-Asian Cup at the National Stadium in 1998 and many others. Against the backdrop of calls in some quarters that new Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rorh should inject an appreciable number of home-based players into the national team, the former Nigerian international has a different opinion.“The team still needs the services of the foreign professionals. If the coach should feature a good number of home-based players and fail to get the desired result, he would be heavily criticised for excluding the professionals. Though it is a good move to restoring the confidence of the local players, it is going to take a lot of time and exposure to meet up with the challenges. He still needs the experiences of those foreign-based players that are willing to give their best, not only putting on the national jerseys,” the former Barcelona of Spain player said.The former African Footballer of the Year, who moved to Spanish giants FC Barcelona in 1996 for a fee of $3.6 million had his career at top flight cut short after he suffered a serious knee injury which in the process denied him a regular place in the Catalans team and also deprived him of a second consecutive World Cup with the Super Eagles. Amuneke never fully recovered from his injury and was released by Barca to play for Spanish second division side, Albacete, Busan l’Cons of South Korea and Al-Wahdat SC of Jordan before retiring from football at the age of 33. He also spent some time as an assistant coach at Saudi Premier League, side Al-Hazm, but left the club to become a scout for Manchester United of England.“It was very painful that the knee injury came at the time it came, especially after moving to one of the best clubs in the world and already had a wonderful season with them. It was a moment of despair in my footballing career having to watch my colleagues in the national team play in France 1998. After our impressive outing at the ‘94 Mundial, most of us had moved to big clubs in Europe, played alongside the best players in the world and were really looking forward to the France 1998 World Cup. Unfortunately, injury denied me of my dream but I took solace in God like I always do in every situation I find myself,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Florida Sec. of State Detzner orders statewide machine recount

first_imgA release from the office of Florida’s Secretary of State indicated the first unofficial set of returns for the U.S. Senate, Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture races in Floridahas met the statutory threshold to trigger a machine recount. As required under Florida law, a statewide machine recount has been ordered by the Secretary of State.   The results of the machine recount (also referred to as the second unofficial set of returns) are due no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 to the Florida Department of State. Florida’s timeline for the reporting and certification of election results, which includes the process for possible recounts for any races on the ballot, is available in detail on the Division of Elections website.  For additional background information on the recount process, please see Sections 102.141(7) and 102.166, Fla. Stat. (2013), and Rule 1S-2.031, Fla. Admin. Code.last_img read more

See Erling Haaland’s magnificent 5th goal in just two games for Dortmund [VIDEO]

first_img19-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland announced himself to the Bundesliga last week in fine style, scoring a fantastic hat-trick for Dortmund against Augsburg.He built on that yesterday with two goals in just 25 minutes for Dortmund on Friday night in their match against Koln.The second in particular had social media buzzing.Haaland had come off the bench for Dortmund in the second half and already found his first of the game and fourth of the Bundesliga season.With 87 minutes on the clock and Bayern leading 5-1, Haaland burst past the onrushing Koln goalkeeper down the right.Despite stumbling a bit initially, Haaland regained his composure to bend the ball home with his weaker left foot, from an almost impossible angle.The goal earned a considerable gasp, then cheers from the Dortmund fans and shocked looks from his teammates who joined him to celebrate the fantastic strike.He is now the first player to score five goals in his first two games in the German top-flight, all in 59 minutes.Haaland had been rumoured to be the subject of much interest from Manchester United for years, sending scouts to his games at Molde and RB Salzburg but despite being favourites to sign him in January, the English club lost out to Dortmund.Check out Haaland’s beautiful goal below;last_img read more

Hope it changes our fortunes – Arsenal fans react to release of 2020/21 home kit

first_imgHowever, Arsenal fans, aren’t entirely swayed by the beautiful design.The Gunners fans, in reacting to the jersey release on social media, are rather wishing and hopeful that the beauty of the kits will translate into good fortune on the pitch next season. Arsenal will face London rivals in this season’s FA Cup final on August 1, after beating Manchester City in the seminal. Arsenal have announced the release of their home kit for the upcoming 2020/21 season.Sportswear giants, Adidas, who are in the second year of their contract with the record FA Cup winners, have certainly nailed the redesigning of the kit.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’

first_imgLOS ANGELES — It looks like baseball’s unwritten rules are in for a rewrite.The latest flareup in the sport’s culture wars came Monday night when Fernando Tatis Jr. took a healthy cut on a 3-and-0 pitch with the bases loaded and his team leading by seven runs in the eighth inning. The San Diego Padres’ 21-year-old star hit a grand slam.The Texas Rangers took offense, throwing behind the back of the next hitter, Manny Machado, and Rangers manager Chris Woodward bemoaned the disdain for baseball’s archaic etiquette.“Norms are being challenged on a daily basis,” said Woodward, who spent three seasons as a coach on Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ staff. “I don’t think we liked it as a group.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Ruiz said his fever lasted for three days but he was not hospitalized. He lost weight because he couldn’t taste anything.ALSOLeft-hander Alex Wood was scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game Tuesday afternoon. Wood made just one start before going on the Injured List with shoulder inflammation. He is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday or Friday and then would likely throw a four-inning simulated game before being considered for the rotation. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img MLB players – as a group – did like it. Support for Tatis poured out on social media.“Don’t like it,” Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty tweeted. “Don’t fall behind 3-0. Pretty simple.”Former AL MVP Josh Donaldson cited one-time teammate David Price.“I’ve never understood this,” Donaldson tweeted. “Why is it the hitters fault that the pitcher fell behind 3-0? As one of my favorite teammates ever David Price would say, ‘Don’t like it, pitch better.’”Never shy about sharing his opinion, Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer directed his tweet at Tatis. “1) Keep swinging 3-0 if you want to, no matter what the game situation is,” he tweeted.“2) Keep hitting homers, no matter what the situation is“3) Keep bringing energy and flash to baseball and making it fun“4) The only thing you did wrong was apologize. Stop that.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said there were “a lot of layers” to the discussion and admitted he was brought up in baseball under the old-school mentality. But he has evolved, coming over to the “Let the kids play” side of the debate.“I think that I came up in a day and age when unwritten rules were sort of abided to and were kind of universally accepted,” Roberts said. “I think things are changing – some good, some not so good.“As I looked into last night and heard a lot of back and forth, you see both sides. There’s a lot of gray. Teams do score five runs a night. We did it twice (in an inning) last night. It changes the dynamic of how you use your ‘pen if you don’t add on, tack on runs.“So I see it both ways. I think for me personally I’ve flipped a little bit more about just keep playing to win the game. Teams that are trailing aren’t going to stop trying to score runs. … I might have changed the way I see things from last night’s incident.”Roberts said he did notice that Machado didn’t complain about being thrown at and another Padres veteran, Eric Hosmer, suggested the issue would be addressed internally with Tatis.But talent like Tatis should be allowed to play freely, Roberts suggested.“I think the unwritten rules have changed, should change,” he said. “Each passing day, we’ve got to continue to break some of those rules. And that’s a good thing.”COVID CASECatcher Keibert Ruiz became the fourth Dodgers player to acknowledge he contracted a case of COVID-19, delaying his arrival at Summer Camp last month. Kenley Jansen, A.J. Pollock and Scott Alexander have all said they suffered from the illness. Tony Gonsolin said he tested positive for the coronavirus but never became ill.Ruiz had the now-familiar range of symptoms – high fever, headache and a lost sense of taste.“It was a tough time,” said Ruiz who made his major-league debut Sunday. “It was like seven days I was sick, didn’t feel good. But thank God I’m good now.”Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more