Fuel spill shuts down NB I-95 in Deerfield Beach

first_imgIt is unclear how much fuel has been spilled, however, officials believe it could have potentially been its full 4,000-gallon load.No evacuations were ordered, but authorities urged residents who live in the area of Northwest Third Avenue, between Sample Road and Northwest 38th Street to use caution.The Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise Fire Rescue are  working together to secure the area and clean up the spill.Expect some traffic between Sample Road and 10th street as crews work to clean up the spill. Two northbound lanes of I-95 remain shutdown as crews work to clean up a fuel spill on the side of the road.The spill occurred Sunday around 6:00 pm near Sample Road after a fuel tanker was involved in a rollover crash.#BSFR is currently operating on the scene of a fuel tanker rollover with injuries & active leak located at I95 NB North of Sample Rd in @DFB_City Please avoid the area. I95 @ Sample is CLOSED. Pease avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/YplGhkvXtY— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) May 12, 2019last_img read more

Temperature Scanners Set Up at PB County Government Buildings

first_imgThermal scanners are now in operation at Palm Beach County governments buildings, as part of an effort to scan visitors and employees for fevers during the COVID-19 pandemic.At least 10 of the devices have already been set up in buildings including the courthouse, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office headquarters and the staff entrance of the county jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office and the scanner’s distributor.“It is monitoring external temperature only,” says Ryan Barnett, owner of Vetted Security Solutions, who sold the scanners to the county.Visitors with a temperature above 100 will not be allowed to enter the buildings. Alarms sound on the scanners when they detect a person with a high external body temperature.According to Barnett, “[They’re useful] anywhere where you ave a high flow of people and need to scan a large number of people.”Some people have expressed privacy concerns, saying that the temperature scanners could collect personal data.However, Barnett says the systems do not store temperature or video data, and temperatures cannot be accessed in the system after someone passes by the scanner.“None of the law enforcement agencies are storing any of this data,” he adds. “It’s never touching a law enforcement network.”last_img read more

Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee hospitalised

first_imgKOLKATA: Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee was hospitalised on Tuesday. The 83-year-old former Indian captain and Padma Shri awardee was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata.”He was not talking since yesterday and was sleeping more than he usually does. He underwent a sugar test and we are waiting for the report,” a family member said. “We took him to the hospital for a regular check-up,” he added.According to an official at the hospital, the former Indian football coach was admitted to the general ward and undergoing tests. The condition of Banerjee, who also has a nerve-related illness, was stable, he said. AgenciesAlso Read: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniAlso Watch: Inauguration Ceremony for ONCO Premier League 2.0 Cricket Tournament at B.Borooah Cancer Institute.last_img read more

Up to four Ashes spots up for grabs, says Aussie coach Langer

first_imgJUSTIN Langer says up to four places in the Australia Test side are up for grabs but the encounter between teams run by Graeme Hick and Brad Haddin will not be a “shoot-out” for Ashes selection.Test captain Tim Paine will lead a Hick XII against a Haddin-coached line-up skippered by Travis Head in a four-day contest at the Rose Bowl, which starts on Tuesday.Australia commence their battle with England at Edgbaston on August 1 and head coach Langer is still some way from finalising selection for the series opener.“I think there are a couple of bowling positions up for grabs, probably a couple of batting positions,” Langer said.“There will be a lot of discussion about whether we have an extra spinner, a lot of discussion about whether we have an extra wicketkeeper.“It won’t necessarily be a straight shoot-out [in Southampton], but there will certainly be good opportunities for guys.”Langer is hopeful Usman Khawaja will recover from a hamstring injury to be fit to face Joe Root’s side in Birmingham, but the tourists will take no risks with the batsman.“It was a bit of a race against time for this game,” Langer said of Khawaja’s availability for the warm-up fixture.“He was really close … but with his style of hamstring you just want to make sure it’s right because you don’t want him to be pushing it too soon and have it affecting him the rest of the series.“We’ll wait and see what happens with this game, and then we’ll have to wait and see what happens with the first Test match. Fingers crossed he’ll be okay.”last_img read more

Fifteen-year-old Verma, Mandhana hurt Windies

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma and opening partner Smriti Mandhana pummelled enterprising half-centuries to condemn a listless West Indies Women to an 84-run defeat in the opening Twenty20 International here Saturday night.Player-of-the-Match Verma smashed a scintillating 73 from 49 balls while the classy Mandhana carved out 67 from 46 deliveries, innings that propelled the visitors up a challenging 185 for four off their 20 overs.West Indies never threatened in their run chase and timidly subsided to 101 for nine off their 20 overs with Shemaine Campbelle the only batsman to show resistance with 33.With the defeat, the Windies fell 1-0 behind in the five-match series, but will have a chance to level when they face India in the second match here Sunday.Verma and Mandhana snatched the game away from West Indies early when they dominated in a stroke-filled 143-run opening stand.The right-handed Verma belted six fours and four sixes, racing to her maiden T20 half-century off 30 balls in the 10th over, while the left-handed Mandhana raised her landmark off 31 balls in the next over with a paddle sweep for four off leg-spinner Afy Fletcher.Together, they raised the hundred off just 61 balls and West Indies had run out of ideas when Verma skied fast bowler Shakera Selman (2-36) to Kyshona Knight at cover point in the 16th over.Mandhana, dropped on 39 at long off by Natasha McLean off Fletcher in the ninth over, finally holed out to long off with off-spinner and stand-in captain Anisa Mohammed (2-35) in the following over.However, captain Harmanpreet Kaur belted a 13-ball 21 not out as India gathered precious runs towards the end.In reply, West Indies lost Hayley Matthews cheaply in the second over after she hammered three fours in an eight-ball 13, bowled by one from seamer Shikha Pandey (2-22) which nipped back.And when McLean picked out Kaur at mid-off with left-arm spinner Radha Yadav’s (2-10) first ball, West Indies were 13 for two in the third over.Chedean Nation struck a six – a clean blow over mid-wicket off Pandey – in a run-a-ball 10 but then drove the next ball to mid-off where Kaur took a running catch in the sixth over.Campbelle, who counted two fours and a six in a busy 34-ball knock, then put on 21 with Kyshona Knight (12) for the fourth wicket and a further 24 for the fifth wicket with Stacy-Ann King (13), to keep the innings afloat.However, at 61 for four at the half-way stage, the required run rate of over 12.5 an over proved to much for the Windies and they managed only 40 runs over the last 10 overs.last_img read more

As Hima Das continues her gold rush, netizens hail her as ‘the icon of new India’

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Karthik Nair COMMENT Last Updated: 21st July, 2019 17:26 IST As Hima Das Continues Her Gold Rush, Netizens Hail Her As ‘the Icon Of New India’ It has been a gold rush for Indian athlete Hima Das as she clinched her fifth gold medal in 18 days by winning the women’s 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic on 20 July. The 19-year-old recorded her season-best timing of 52.09 seconds, announcing her return to the 400m race category.  As Das continues to make the nation proud with back-to-back laurels, let us look back at her remarkable achievement and where it started from. It all started for the young athlete at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2 which was also her first competitive 200m race of the year as she clocked 23.65 seconds to clinch her first gold. Das then won her second gold at the same venue at the Kutno Athletics Meet in the 200m category on July 7 at 23.97 seconds. She then registered her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet,  Czech Republic as she clocked 23.43 seconds. She went on to clinch her fourth gold by winning the 200m race Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic. READ: Goldrush For Hima Das As She Wins 400m Race Clinching Fifth Gold Medal In 18 DaysThe netizens came forward to shower praises on the young athlete. SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img READ: ‘Das The Way To Go, Girl!’: Amul’s Latest Topical Celebrates Hima Das Winning Four Golds In 15 Days First Published: 21st July, 2019 16:59 IST Written By It has been a gold rush for Indian athlete Hima Das as she clinched her fifth gold medal in 18 days by winning the women’s 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic on 20 July. The 19-year-old recorded her season-best timing of 52.09 seconds, announcing her return to the 400m race category. The 19-year-old took to social media to announce her splendid win at the Czech Republic.Read the tweet here: FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Solskjaer Hope to Make United Job Permanent

first_imgOle Solskjaer Solskjaer is set to remain in charge until the end of the season, but when asked if he would not want to leave in May, he said with a smile: “Of course I won’t, I don’t want to.“It’s such a great bunch of players, a fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game, it’s the next game and I’m doing my job as long as I’m here.”The victory may have matched a feat only Busby has previously managed at United, but Solskjaer recalled the approach of his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who he said would have challenged the side to look forward and win the next four games as well.Solskjaer added: “That will be in the books, but it’s nothing that I’m thinking of. I’m just thinking about the next game because if you win four, you can win another four at this club. That’s the challenge and that’s the standard that we’re known for.“The gaffer used to challenge us on them and of course when we’ve won four, you can go onto the next four and think about them.”Meanwhile, Rashford put in a man-of-the-match display at St James’ Park on Wednesday night, leading to plaudits from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville, and Solskjaer joined his former team-mate in praising the England striker.The Norwegian said: “He gets kicked and he gets tackled, he goes for headers, he wins, he challenges, he runs – he is going to be a top, top number nine, definitely.“But then again, we’ve got Rom, so sometimes he’ll play on the right, sometimes on the left, sometimes through the middle. He’ll get enough games.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he will not want to leave Manchester United in the summer after their 2-0 win at Newcastle saw him match Sir Matt Busby’s record of winning his first four games as manager of the club.Second-half goals from substitute Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford ensured United maintained their perfect start under Solskjaer.The interim manager has watched his side score 14 goals and concede three in four Premier League matches, with United now six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.last_img read more

Luis Suarez to appeal bite ban

first_imgIt is understood that the former Liverpool striker’s appeal will be heard on Friday August 8 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a decision expected the following week.The Barcelona striker was banned from all football-related activity for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 World Cup win on June 24.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has agreed to deal with his appeal as an ‘express hearing’ so that a decision is reached before the start of the Spanish season.Barcelona are also asking CAS to allow Suarez to train with his team-mates for the duration of any ban – under the FIFA ban he is not permitted even to enter a training ground.The sanction imposed by FIFA on Suarez also includes a nine-month international ban from playing for Uruguay.FIFA’s appeals committee rejected an appeal in mid-July but the ban did not prevent Suarez moving from Liverpool to Barcelona for £75million. If Suarez’s four-month ban stands, he would be in line to make his debut in the El Clasico against Real Madrid on the weekend of October 25.The international players’ union FIFPro has claimed that the terms of the ban infringes Suarez’s right to work.A statement issued in June said: “The fact that Suarez is prohibited from working for a long period must be addressed as it directly infringes his right to work. Luis Suarez deserves all the support he needs including legal support in the appeal case in order to achieve a reduction of the sanctions.”Barcelona’s fellow new signing Jeremy Mathieu believes Suarez is a strong character who will learn from his mistakes, and will show Barca fans his true qualities.Mathieu said: “We know Luis Suarez has a very strong character and that he is a great player. I think after the ban he will show what he is capable of and that everyone will be very happy to have him at Barcelona.” Mathieu, speaking at Barcelona’s pre-season training camp at St George’s Park near Burton, was asked what he would do if Suarez bit him.The French defender replied: “To be honest, if he bites me, I will do nothing. But I think he will learn from his mistakes for sure. He is a great player, and hopefully that will never happen again.”last_img read more

FIFA gives Nigeria last chance to avoid ban

first_imgFIFA says it is giving Nigeria one last chance to avoid a “lengthy” ban that would prevent the reigning champion from defending its title at next year’s African Cup of Nations.FIFA wants a court order nullifying recent Nigeria Football Federation elections to be rescinded, regarding it as government interference in football, which isn’t allowed under the world body’s rules.FIFA says Nigeria has until midday Friday Nigerian time to prove that the court order has been withdrawn and the NFF is able to work “without any hindrance.” If Nigeria doesn’t comply, FIFA says it will be banned from international football at least until FIFA’s Congress in May next year.That would mean Nigeria is thrown out of the ongoing qualifying competition for the tournament in January and February.last_img read more

Red Sox field architect shares PTSD experiences in new book, hopes to inspire others

first_imgNot realizing PTSD caused the constant nightmares and flashbacks spawned by being struck by a car twice, unlikely incidents that happened 14 years apart, and more than 40 surgeries, he internalized his anguish and at times turned to drinking, which isolated him from his wife and daughter.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNUpon discovering what PTSD entailed in 2010 via a magazine article — and recognizing he had most of its symptoms — Mellor finally sought treatment, receiving counseling and a service dog he said changed his life for the better.His disposition also thawed, leading him to become an advocate for mental health and eventually write a memoir on his life experiences.Mellor spoke to Sporting News about his upcoming book, “One Base at a Time,” which will be released June 11 and is available for preorder.The interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.Sporting News: What led to the decision to write this book?David Mellor: In the winter of 2010, my wife and my oldest daughter said, “You know, if you read a story of someone with similar experiences overcoming adversity, would it have inspired you during your journey?” It certainly would have. They said, “Well, then you should write your memoir.”I think writing my own story was very cathartic and very personal. (When I started the process), I had not yet been diagnosed with PTSD. People would see the scars on my leg and me limping, and when they would ask what had happened, I kept pretty much to the facts. I was worried my voice might crack or I may show emotion. At that time I thought it was a sign of weakness to ask for help, or for someone to see that side of me.SN: How did that mindset change?DM: I met my wife in 1982, and for years I had rehearsed while driving back and forth to college, out loud in the car I would practice finding the right words to explain to her all of the raw, buried emotions. How these symptoms were inside of me, from my flashbacks to my range of emotions and the nightmares and the triggers that would cause them. I just couldn’t find the right words.But when I realized (I might have PTSD), I knew it was an ‘a-ha’ moment. I went home and told my wife about it, and that really started the wheels to expand this book.Those concerns I had of being judged were not there because my wife said, “Honey, we’ll get through this together. Let’s go to the hospital tomorrow.” I walked into the hospital with my hat down, hoping no one would recognize me. Now when I go in to see the psychologist, I walk in proud and hoping someone will ask me why I’m there because I’m proud to be a PTSD survivor and I want to help others who are going through challenges.SN: Even so, are you nervous at all for your whole life story to be released in June? That seems like a big deal.DM: We just want to help others. When I look up in the stands at Fenway tomorrow, everyone excited and thrilled to be there, I also know most of them have challenges going on in their lives. Life is about compassion and helping each other and helping people find the courage to speak up.SN: Since you were first struck by a car in 1981, society has seemingly come a long way in discussing issues of mental health. You wrote about that a bit in your book, but how important is that ongoing shift to helping individuals?DM: We are making progress. Hopefully that progress continues, and hopefully this book helps play a small part in breaking that stigma of people asking for help. It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of courage. SN: In recent years, athletes have disclosed their own battles with depression and other internal struggles. If that had been the case when you were younger, would that have changed your outlook? And what does it mean for people to use their platforms to discuss these issues?DM: I think it could have helped me then, and it’s certainly helping people now. My hat is off to the athletes, the people who have that platform, to share their own stories to show the human side of life.It’s wonderful that people share that side because they are helping more people than they know. David Mellor, the senior director of grounds for the Red Sox, did not expect to become a public voice for the mental health struggles he’s endured most of his adult life.In fact, as he gained fame for his MLB field innovations — such as using special patterns in outfield grass to mask late-season wear and tear — he mostly hid his decades-long pain, even from his own family.last_img read more