Incoming PR Governor Says She Does Not Want the Job

first_imgMs. Vazquez, who is scheduled to replace outgoing Governor Ricardo Rossello, is being investigated for failing to investigate possible irregularities with relief aid distribution after Hurricane Maria in 2017. She is also under investigation for allegedly influencing peddling related to the government’s medical cannabis board.Rossello is resigning after protests over explicit text messages between he and his cabinet regarding Puerto Rican citizens. Additionally, the island is heavily in debt, and residents have criticized him for underestimating the death toll and devastation following Hurricane Maria. Less than one week before she is set to take over as Puerto Rico’s next governor, Wanda Vazquez says she does not want the job.Vazquez, who currently oversees the island’s justice department, posted on Twitter Sunday morning: “I reiterate, I have no interest in occupying the position of Governor. It is a Constitutional dictum. I hope that the Governor identifies and submits a candidate for the position of Secretary of State before August 2 and I have told him so.”last_img read more

Picture Shows Killer Clown Suspect Dressed as Clown for Halloween

first_imgNewly released court records in the local 1990 killer clown case show that investigators have discovered a photo of suspect Sheila Keen Warren wearing a clown costume for Halloween many years after the murder.In the photo, Warren is smiling, with her cheeks, nose and lips painted red. She is wearing an orange short sleeve blouse, black skirt and a scarf with ghosts and pumpkins, and appears to be standing in the kitchen of the Purple Cow restaurant in Kingsport, Tennessee. She and her husband, Michael Warren, owned and operated the restaurant until late 2016.Investigators arrested her two years ago in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Marlene Warren in Wellington.One worker told investigators that employees would wear costumes on Halloween. He added that one year, a woman he knew as “Debbie” Warren dressed up as a witch. That worker later found the photo of Warren and turned it over to the investigators.The photo is now evidence being held by Palm Beach County prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty for Sheila Warren.It is unknown whether the clown photo can or will be used in her trial, for which jury selection is scheduled to begin on January 31.last_img read more

FL Emergency Management Chief: State Has ICU Beds, Ventilators

first_imgFlorida’s emergency management chief said Sunday the state would be able to meet the need for critical-care hospital space and ventilators.He added that the state has a dedicated team of people who are assigned to plan for how Florida should deal with the threat of a hurricane during the coronavirus pandemic.The Atlantic hurricane season begins June. 1“I have full confidence that we’ll be able to meet the ICU capacity,” state Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said in an interview with Miami television station WPLG. “We feel that we’ll be able to meet the capacity as far as the beds, or the potential bed issue, or the potential issue with ventilators.”When he was asked about a projected peak need in early May of 2,500 beds and a current capacity of less than 1,700, Moskowitz said the state has already purchased and received 4,300 hospital beds to meet the need.Moskowitz also explained that field hospitals have been established in Broward and Miami-Dade counties; field hospitals are pre-positioned for Jacksonville and the Orlando area; there is capacity for a 400-bed hospital to be set up at the Miami Beach Convention Center; and work is being completed to reopen two closed facilities in Miami-Dade County.According to Moskowitz, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services “have been fantastic” about responding to Florida’s requests for ventilators from the national supply, and the state has already received four shipments.There are currently more than 4,000 ventilators available in the state, and Emergency Management is working with places such as ambulatory surgery centers to relocate some of their equipment.“We are gathering up those resources, pre-positioning them, just like we would do in a hurricane” so they can be used in hospitals when needed.In terms of emergency managers planning for hurricane season during the coronavirus outbreak, “Even with this pandemic, I’m not planning for tomorrow or planning for next week. I’m planning for the month after that and the month after that,” Moskowitz emphasized said.To that end, a “planning cell” has been separated from operations at the state Emergency Operations Center in order to focus on hurricane planning. Among the questions it is considering are: How shelters will be operated? Will there be evacuations out of, or into, “hot zones,” depending on where a storm is headed? Will schools be used as shelters?“These are all the things that we’re developing plans and procedures around with COVID-19,” Moskowitz said. “We have to do that in the emergency management space.”last_img read more

Marsh defends English title on home ground

first_img Yorkshire’s Nick Marsh will defend his title in his home county when the English men’s amateur championship is played next week at The Alwoodley and Pannal Golf Clubs.Marsh, from Huddersfield,(image © Leaderbord Photography), is among 42 Yorkshire players who are taking part in the championship, which starts on Monday, 27 July and ends with a 36-hole final on Saturday, 1 August.Also in the field is Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park) who tied 12th in The Open on nine-under par, together with Ali Balcombe (Clevedon), Paul Kinnear (Formby) and Ben Taylor (Walton Heath), who also qualified to play at St Andrews.The English Amateur Championship is England Golf’s oldest tournament and was first played in 1925. Previous winners include Sir Nick Faldo, Danny Willett, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey.The Alwoodley is hosting the championship for the second time, while Pannal is co-hosting the stroke play qualifying rounds. All 288 competitors will play one round at both clubs. Then, the leading 64 players and ties will qualify for the match play stages, which start on Wednesday, 29 July at Alwoodley.Yorkshire players will represent 29 clubs in the county and include England Golf squad members Dan Brown (Bedale), Dan Wasteney (Bondhay), Joe Dean (Lindrick), Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick) and Jamie Bower (Meltham), as well as Nick Marsh.Alwoodley has two players in the field – Tom Irwin and Will Shucksmith – while Pannal is represented by Will Rushworth, Daniel White and Oliver White. 22 Jul 2015 Marsh defends English title on home ground last_img read more

At The Finish Line..Where only the truth matters!

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates right fielder Marlon Byrd (2) gestures to the crowd following baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Byrd hit a three run home run during the seventh inning to help Pittsburgh to win 7-1.(AP Photo/Don Wright) by Bill NealWelcome to the “Burg” Marlon Byrd. Lord knows we need you. Hell, for that matter, we could use Stevie Wonder if he can hit a ball. Now do yourself a favor and don’t go cold!My name is Al Capone. I’ve broken all the laws in Chicago history and stolen more money than you can possibly imagine, but it doesn’t matter because you didn’t see me do it so there’s nothing you can do about it. I get the same treatment as “Johnny Football” (aka Johnny Manziel). I just have to sit out the first half!!!You can have the new age attitude that pre-season games don’t matter. Funny how it matters to the other team when they kick our butts. I subscribe to the great Chuck Noll’s theory, “If they didn’t matter, we wouldn’t play them” . . . winning breeds winning. Nuff said!!Think you got game? Tennis that is. Then you and your partner should be at the 38th Champions Mixed Doubles Labor Day Tennis Tournament at the Highland Park Tennis Courts. Monday, September 2nd, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. All teams welcome.  $10 registration. 1st – 2nd – and 3rd place trophies. Call the Champions at (412) 628-4856 for more information.~ You have now crossed The Finish Line ~last_img read more

Minnesota Gov. Blasts Adrian Peterson: He’s a ‘Public Embarrassment’

first_imgThe governor of Minnesota Minnesota Vikings should suspend superstar back Adrian Peterson indefinitely.Mark Dayton released a statement on Tuesday saying he believes the Vikings should sit Peterson down until his child abuse case is resolved in Montgomery County, Texas.As Atlanta Daily World has reported, Peterson was indicted on one count of reckless or negligent injury to a child Friday, stemming from an incident earlier this year when he used a switch to discipline his son, and he will make his first appearance in court on Oct. 8. His case might not go to trial until next year, however, and the Vikings announced on Monday that Peterson will be allowed to play while his case is being decided.Wrong move, says Dayton.“It is an awful situation,” he said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the state of Minnesota. Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system.“However, I will not turn my back on the Vikings and their fans, as some have suggested. The Vikings belong to Minnesota — and in Minnesota. This has been the team’s only home, and our citizens, including myself, have been its most dedicated fans.”Dayton’s statements come the day after the Vikings announced that Peterson would practice this week and play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Shortly after the news conference the team held to announce that decision, the Radisson hotels chain — whose logo was on a press banner behind Vikings general manager Rick Spielman as he discussed the decision — announced it was suspending its sponsorship of the team.A television station in Houston reported Monday that Peterson faced a similar accusation regarding another son in 2013, however.last_img read more

40th Annual Harbor Days Coming To Olympia Waterfront

first_imgSubmitted by The Port Of OlympiaTugboats return to the southern tip of Puget Sound for three days of entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to summer during Harbor Days, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, on the Olympia waterfront.See more than 30 working, vintage and retired tugs along with the historic Lotus and the Virginia V Steamship at Percival Landing. Experience rowing a Dragon Boat. And cheer on your favorite vessel during the annual tugboat races at noon on Sunday!Port Plaza will be a gathering spot for musical entertainment, more than 150 arts and crafts and commercial booths, Port of Olympia’s giant Lego building blocks, model tugboat demonstrations, maritime history, plenty of food and other activities for children.Port of Olympia is proud to be a sponsor of the 40th Annual Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tugboat Races which is brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of Olympia. Facebook60Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

South Puget Sound Community College Grants Tenure to Seven Faculty

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) awarded tenure to seven faculty members at the Board of Trustees meeting on March, 13, 2018.  Three of the faculty members are alumni of SPSCC.Liza Rendon, center, smiles as tenure recipients are congratulated at a reception on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Rendon received tenure for a faculty position in psychology. Photo courtesy: SPSCCIn order to be awarded tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, service work, and more over the course of three years.  During this time, their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board can grant the award of tenure.Liza BrennerArt ProfessorLiza Brenner teaches art history, drawing, painting, and other fine arts.  Recently, her work “A Legacy of Observation” was included in a juried exhibition at Edinboro University. Liza received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.Tim MadeleyAccounting ProfessorTimothy (Tim) Madeley teaches accounting, business, and small business classes. He will be teaching business classes in SPSCC’s new Craft Brewing and Distilling program beginning in Fall Quarter 2018.  Tim received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Puget Sound and his Master of Arts from Antioch University.Faculty members who were awarded tenure stand to be recognized during at reception on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Photo courtesy: SPSCCLiza RendonPsychology ProfessorLiza Rendon teaches psychology, diversity, and personality theories classes. She earned her Associate in Arts from South Puget Sound Community College, her Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College, and her Master of Arts from Saint Martin’s University.Melanie SheltonBaking and Pastry Arts ProfessorMelanie Shelton teaches baking and pastry arts classes. In 2017, she spent several weeks in Paris studying French methods of baking, confections, and more. Melanie earned her Associate in Technical Arts from South Puget Sound Community College; she is a former co-owner of The Bearded Lady Food Company in Olympia.Amy WarrenOffice Administration ProfessorAmy Warren teaches business communication, office procedures, and classes focused on the Microsoft Office Suite. She earned her Associate in Arts from Green River College, her Bachelor of Science from University of Phoenix, and her Master in Education from Western Washington University.Alex WittmannAutomotive ProfessorAlexander (Alex) Wittmann teaches fuels, ignition systems, steering, suspension, and brake systems classes. After earning his Automotive Technology Certificate in 2010, Alex entered the industry and opened his own automotive repair business. He also began teaching classes at SPSCC. Alex earned his Associate in Arts for South Puget Sound Community College.Bin Zhang received tenure as a communications faculty member at SPSCC. Photo courtesy: SPSCCBin ZhangCommunication Studies ProfessorBin Zhang teaches interpersonal and intercultural communication, introduction to communication, small group communication, and Chinese classes.  He has been featured in several academic publications and, in 2016, he received an International Curriculum Mini Grant from NIEA. Bin earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at Northeast Normal University and his Ph. D. from Southern Illinois University.last_img read more

All the records that India broke with innings defeat of Bangladesh in historic Pink…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement eobNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspy1gyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E81qcp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tnWould you ever consider trying this?😱xqxCan your students do this? 🌚2vyj5gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday saw team India’s victorious emergence over Bangladesh in the historic pink ball test. The day-night game at Eden Gardens ended in an innings plus 46 runs win for Virat Kohli and co. The victory not only secured a 2-0 win for India  in the test series, it also created several new records.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIMost uninterrupted test match win as a captain: Double feats for the captain Kohli as the 7th consecutive Indian victory in a test series overtook the previously hold record of 6 back to back wins under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.Most test wins by an innings: Not only that, the 31 year old has now broadened his record of most innings wins, broken at the Indore test, which now tallies at 11, compared to Dhoni’s 9.Most test wins as a player: In addition to that, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper is now ranked fifth in the list of most test wins with 33, surpassing Australian legend Allan Border. However, Kohli still has four positions ahead of him – Clive Lloyd (36), Steve Waugh (41), Ricky Ponting (41) and the current record holder Graeme Smith (53).Most test series victory as hosts: Coming to the team, this was the Men in Blue’s 12th test series triumph as hosts, already breaking Australia’s record previously with the South Africa test series back in October.Most test innings wins by a team: This was also their fourth win by an innings, the first day against Bangladesh and two wins from the South Africa series, setting a new high.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

This week in LaLiga

first_imgAdvertisement eh6mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsw7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7sjjb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) v6hWould you ever consider trying this?😱y9mgkuCan your students do this? 🌚u1qRoller skating! 5aoSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more3q9dzBody tricks that only special people can do pt-11xmHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies7loA visualization of how Karma works ndto1v9folPowered by Firework What has been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here are 10 of the top stories, from charitable initiatives to huge clashes at the top and bottom of the table.Advertisement  Barcelona end the year as LaLiga Santander leadersWith 39 points, Barcelona lead the way at the top of the table as the Spanish clubs head into the festive break. They defeated Alavés 4-1, while Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw at home against Athletic Club, ensuring that the Catalan side finish 2019 with a two-point lead over Los Blancos in the standings.Advertisement  Advertisement All square in El ClásicoOne of Barcelona’s points was earned in El Clásico, held at the Camp Nou. It finished 0-0 between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the first goalless Clásico since 2002. Even though there weren’t any goals, there was still plenty of action and drama, with the fans watching at the stadium and on TV treated to a special game between two sets of world-class players. Spain’s Champions League teams learn their fateAll four of the Spanish sides that entered this season’s Champions League progressed to the next round and they learned who they’ll be facing in the last 16. Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will both face English opposition in the form of Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, with the teams from Spain’s capital hosting the first legs of those ties. Barcelona and Valencia will both be taking on Italian teams, meeting Napoli and Atalanta respectively, with the first legs of both those ties taking place in Italy. The Europa League draw was held tooThe three Spanish teams in the Europa League also found out who they’ll be taking on in the last 32 of that competition. Getafe meet Ajax, with the first leg in Spain. Sevilla will play CFR Cluj, with the first leg in Romania. And Espanyol will be playing Wolves, with the first leg in England. 15 out of 16 LaLiga Santander teams progress in the Copa del ReyThe Copa del Rey got under way for all but four of the LaLiga Santander teams last week. Every club apart from Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia had a match against lower league opposition and 15 of the 16 top-tier teams in action progressed to the next round, with only Alavés falling at this hurdle as they lost 3-1 to Real Jaén. Leganés win the basement battleOne of the most significant results of the weekend might be Leganés’ 2-0 win over Espanyol. Both of these teams went into this game sitting level with 10 points at the bottom of the LaLiga Santander table. This made it a huge match in terms of the relegation battle and Lega came out on top, meaning they’ve now taken eight points from their six league matches under new coach Javier Aguirre. Things are looking up at the Estadio Butarque.The Wanda Metropolitano opens its doors for a legends matchAtlético Madrid were playing away from home this weekend, but there was still a match held at their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The stadium opened its doors to an exhibition match between an XI of Spain legends and an XI of world legends, which finished 6-6, all to support the battle against multiple sclerosis and to support wheelchair football. A unique kind of donation Not for the first time, Real Betis organised a collection of soft toys to give out to local kids this holiday period. This donation is extra special as the fans were asked to throw the toys onto the pitch at the Andalusian club’s match against Atlético Madrid. This downpour of soft toys made for a unique image and they’ll make it a special Christmas for so many children. Ángel Correa is the super subReal Betis lost that home game against Atlético Madrid by a 2-1 scoreline and that was because Ángel Correa had an afternoon to remember. The Argentine came off the bench to score a goal and also assist one for Álvaro Morata, becoming the first substitute to score and assist in the same game this LaLiga Santander season. No player has scored more goals off the bench in Spain’s top flight than Correa has done since the start of the 2015/16 season. A new contract for Carlos SolerJust days after scoring a goal against Real Madrid, Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler had more reason to celebrate as he signed a new deal with his club. The Spaniard put pen to paper on a new contract that runs until 2023. Advertisementlast_img read more