O’Driscoll not focusing on retirement

first_img With his Leinster contract expiring this summer, the 34-year-old’s future has been a source of speculation with the summer Lions tour to Australia offering a potentially fairytale conclusion. He hinted he was participating in his last Six Nations in the build-up to Saturday’s 30-22 victory over Wales, but on Wednesday he revealed the decision remains open. “I said it because I was asked the question. I hadn’t intended causing a stir, I was just being honest in answering a question,” he said. “I haven’t really allowed myself to think about it. If you start thinking about retirement in six months time you’re already there. I just want to concentrate on my rugby and enjoy it and live in the moment. It will all evolve. The situation will unfold. I’ll have to listen to my body.” He added: “I haven’t been wondering if Saturday will be the last time I’ll play England in the Aviva Stadium, far from it. Winning man of the match against Wales doesn’t have a bearing. It’s a nice reminder that it’s still there. But with regards to the decision-making process, because I’m not thinking about it, it hasn’t altered my thinking.” For the first time since 2003 Ireland have entered the Six Nations without O’Driscoll at the helm following coach Declan Kidney’s decision to give Jamie Heaslip the captaincy. The move polarised opinion with some claiming it would enable O’Driscoll to concentrate on himself in a Lions year, but the Leinster centre disagrees. “I don’t think not being captain has made much difference,” he said. “I’ve read a little bit of stuff over the last while that taking the burden of captaincy away from me has allowed me to think about my game. I’d like think that in the 10 years I was captain I played a few all right games as well. It hasn’t changed the way I go about my business or the way I carry on around camp.” England visit Dublin on Sunday in a potential Six Nations decider and O’Driscoll, who has won his last seven games against the Red Rose, is relishing the prospect. “They’re great games against England. The country’s non-rugby fans probably pay more attention to England matches because of the history between the countries,” he said. “They’re great occasions, largely because invariably England are one of the best sides in the world. You have to bring your ‘A’ game. It’s England in Dublin and that’s an exciting prospect.” Brian O’Driscoll may have suggested last week the 2013 RBS 6 Nations is likely to be his last, but the Ireland centre has insisted his physical condition will make the ultimate decision.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Clattenburg has no case to answer

first_img But after a review the PGMOL has ruled there is no case to answer. In a letter seen by Press Association Sport, Southampton claimed Clattenburg told Lallana: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.” The PGMOL has since confirmed it will take no further action on the matter, and Clattenburg is free to continue officiating as planned. A statement reads: “PGMOL is committed to constructive dialogue and communication with clubs, managers and players. “On December 31 PGMOL received a letter from Southampton who raised concerns about the conduct of Mark Clattenburg following their game with Everton on December 29. “In a written response to Southampton PGMOL acknowledge that their complaint has been considered in full. “However, given the nature of the conversation with the player, having reviewed the footage and spoken to the team of officials as well as the Premier League Match Delegate it has been found that there is no case to answer. “Mark has the full support of PGMOL Management and will be considered for selection for all and any matches going forward in the usual way.” The Saints wrote to the referees’ governing body the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) on New Year’s Eve, objecting to referee Clattenburg’s conduct towards Adam Lallana in the 2-1 defeat at Everton on December 29. Southampton objected to Clattenburg’s conduct in an exchange with the England midfielder. Southampton’s complaint against Mark Clattenburg has been struck out by referees bosses. Press Association Clattenburg is scheduled to referee the third round FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. After the PGMOL threw out Southampton’s claims, he will now continue to officiate that game. Clattenburg is no stranger to controversy, after Chelsea accused him of racially abusing midfielder John Mikel Obi last season in a hot-tempered Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. It took an FA inquiry to rule there was no case to answer and six months later Clattenburg was back officiating Chelsea once again. last_img read more

The Latest: Tennessee cancels practice because of virus

first_img Associated Press Tuscany region president Enrico Rossi says local health authorities have approved limited spectators for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sept. 13.Rossi tells the Gazzetta dello Sport “the circuit contains three big tribunes that are well spaced apart so the limit of 1,000 people per the national rules on public events can reasonably be considered as the capacity limit for each tribune.”Official government approval is expected by Saturday.Fans will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to observe social distancing procedures and wear masks if it is approved.The only spectators at the Italian GP in Monza a week earlier will be 250 specially invited health workers. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IU Athletics has not participated in an intercollegiate athletic event in 5 1/2 months, which necessitated tough decisions regarding our staff,” said Dolson. “Throughout this process, we have prioritized our staff, and the decision to ask everyone to share the burden was made to minimize the number of employees who would be impacted to a much more significant degree. With that said, this remains a very difficult day for our entire IU Athletics family, who devote their time, efforts and energies to supporting our students and representing our department and Indiana University in a first-class way.”___North Carolina State has allowed 12 programs to resume workouts after the school paused all athletics activities earlier this week, but football remains on hold for now.In a statement Friday, athletics director Boo Corrigan said the school plans for another round of testing for the football program and will make a decision on next steps with “additional information available to us.”The school has had to postpone its Sept. 12 game against Virginia Tech for two weeks because of a cluster of cases among Wolfpack athletes. Tickets are only available to club members older than 12 and will be issued after a draw. Tickets will be personalized “in order to ensure legally-required tracking of visitors.”Those attending will need to wear a mask until reaching their allocated seat and they will need to put it on again when leaving.The game will take place 100 years after then-German champion Nuremberg played Union in the first match at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Köpenick on Aug. 7, 1920.___An upcoming Formula One race in Italy could be open to 3,000 fans. The Volunteers were scheduled to practice Friday. Pruitt had adjusted the schedule for Saturday to allow his players to take part in an on-campus march against racism. Pruitt says he decided to cancel Friday’s practice with everyone tested again to see where the team is at and that their top priority is protecting everyone with the program.Pruitt noted Tennessee had been at either zero or 1 with the exception of the July Fourth holiday when he gave players eight days off. The Vols might not practice Saturday either if they don’t track down the source of the latest positive test results.The Tennessee coach says they want to make sure COVID-19 is not spreading inside their building because the Vols have had zero spread in the tracing from inside the football building.___Athletic department employees at Indiana University will face furloughs, and reduced hours in response to the cancellation of fall sports seasons. The club says it will perform another round of virus tests on Saturday before deciding whether or not to go forward with training.Serie A is scheduled to start Sept. 19.___Union Berlin plans to celebrate its stadium’s 100th birthday by playing in front of supporters for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke.The Bundesliga club says it will host Nuremberg in a pre-season friendly on Sept. 5 and that up to 5,000 people can attend. Hygiene measures will apply. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has canceled practice for the Volunteers after what he called “a few more positive tests.” U.S. Open qualifying was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The International Judo Federation says it is restarting events which should feed into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.International judo events started to be affected by the coronavirus in February when Chinese teams withdrew from competing in Europe. Cancellations began in March.The governing body says World Judo Tour events will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in late-October and Tokyo in December. It wasn’t clear how many players, coaches or others tested positive. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn remains scheduled to speak to reporters Saturday. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson would only confirm that the Tigers hadn’t practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss details.Malzahn had previously said the Tigers had gone two straight weeks without a positive. He said Auburn still had four players going through protocols when the team began practice on Aug. 17.The Tigers are scheduled to open the season Sept. 26 against Kentucky.___ August 28, 2020 All staff members will be required to take a two-week, unpaid furlough between Oct. 1 and June 30. Some furloughed workers will see their work hours cut in half while others will be 100% furloughed.In addition, the department’s three highest-paid employees — new athletic director Scott Dolson, men’s basketball coach Archie Miller and football coach Tom Allen — already had agreed to 10% pay cuts. The announcement comes three days after in-state rival Purdue made a similar announcement.Dolson also says the school already had instituted a department-wide 10% budget cut that will save approximately $11.8 million this fiscal year; freezes on discretionary bonuses, training trips and non-essential facility maintenance and construction; a hiring freeze that excludes countable coaches; a travel ban and a reduction in overtime; the university’s cell phone stipend elimination; reduction in outside contracts with vendors and other targeted cuts. And, Dolson says, the school also continues to consider additional financial cuts. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the school will begin football and other fall sports without fans at home because of the pandemic.In an open letter to fans Friday, Cunningham says the restriction will last through September for football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country. In addition, tailgating won’t be allowed on campus.“This decision … was the only way we could move forward with competition,” Cunningham says. “Our student-athletes want to play, and we must do so as safely as possible.Cunningham says the hope is to potentially allow some fans in October, though that would potentially come only after school officials and medical experts evaluate safety conditions. He also says school officials “remain hopeful that we will be able to safely cheer together in large groups again this season.”The school has canceled all in-person undergraduate classes in favor of online-only instruction after multiple coronavirus clusters on campus since students returned for the fall semester. The Latest: Tennessee cancels practice because of virus ___Roma has canceled its opening preseason training session as a precautionary measure after a third player tested positive for the coronavirus.Right back Bruno Peres says on Instagram he has tested positive. He adds that he’s well and has no symptoms.Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante and winger Carles Pérez previously tested positive.Two Roma youth team players also have COVID-19. ___A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague.Tournament director David Trunda says the unidentified player was isolating in her hotel room and will be re-tested. Trunda says the player didn’t meet any other participants in the tournament.All 150 players are tested on arrival and have to wait in their hotel rooms for the results.The event is for players who would have been at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament. It opens on Saturday. Corrigan said the decision to resume activities for some sports came after the school tested every team since Monday’s pause.Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said the programs cleared to continue activities were: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, wrestling and rifle.In addition to football, the programs still on hold are: men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving; men’s and women’s tennis; and men’s and women’s track and field.___A person with knowledge of the situation says Auburn’s football team has canceled its last two practices because of issues related to COVID-19 after positive tests this week. The IJF says the events “aim to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.”Some continental-level competitions are also planned later in 2020.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Chase underscores warm up matches importance

first_imgCMC – Roston Chase has underscored the importance of the scheduled warm-up matches ahead of the first Test, especially in light of the recent lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic which prevented players from enjoying crucial match practice in the Caribbean.West Indies play their first three-match starting Tuesday which will represent the first taste of competitive cricket for the players since the first class championship was cut short after eight rounds due to the outbreak of COVID-19.And they are expected to play a second warm-up before the first Test gets underway at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on July 8.Chase, who has not played a competitive match in four months since the one-day tour of Sri Lanka in March, stressed it was important West Indies made the most of the upcoming games.“Practicing and training is a big difference to match preparation but I think we have two practice games before we go into the actual series so I think we have to take those two matches as seriously as possible because that is the only preparation outside of the training we’ve been doing,” the batting all-rounder pointed out.“The guys have been training hard. We came to the conclusion that we have to do a lot of extra work because of the COVID-19. The guys haven’t been really able to go about their normal routines as usual so we’ve been putting in the hard work.“Hopefully we can get some good weather for those two games and we can get a bit of match practice before the first game of the series.”The warm-up matches will be played among themselves, with West Indies taking a 14-man squad and 11 reserves on tour in order to facilitate this.Strict isolation measures are in place for the tour because of COVID-19 and as a result, there will be no tour matches against county sides.West Indies are currently wrapping up two weeks of quarantine at the “bio-secure” facility at Old Trafford here, where they have also been undergoing intense preparation for the three-Test series.Chase played a key role when West Indies recaptured the Wisden Trophy last year in the Caribbean, producing an astonishing spell of eight for 60 with his off-spin in England’s second innings to inspire an historic 381-run victory in the first Test at Bridgetown.With frontline off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall now a part of the squad, Chase said he was willing to play the support role.“He’s definitely the number one spinner but I have no problem with that,” the Barbadian said.“I’m always willing to do whatever it takes for the team. If I have to back him up or if I have to be the main spinner it doesn’t really matter to be once we’re going in the right direction and winning cricket games or winning cricket series, that’s all that matters to me.“It doesn’t matter if I’m number one, number two or number three, I just want to go out there and do well for the country and myself.”West Indies are expected to rely heavily on a four-pronged pace attack in the upcoming series, with Chase’s role anticipated to be one of providing relief in short spells.And the 28-year-old said he was ready to assume whatever role he was asked to perform, once it helped the team’s bowling plans.“I’m willing to do whatever it takes for my team to be victorious or to be successful,” he noted.“Last time we came to England it’s something (long spells) I had to do quite a bit of so it’s not new to me. I’m looking forward to that challenge if it presents itself, f we go with the four-prong attack. But if not, I’ll just look to contribute to my team in any way possible.”last_img read more

Klingelhoets: future bright for troubled men’s tennis squad

first_imgUW Athletic CommunicationsFollowing a first-round elimination at the Big Ten Championship last Thursday, the Wisconsin men’s tennis team closed out their 2005 campaign posting an 8-14 overall record. After compiling a 2-8 record in conference play, the Badgers received the No. 10 seed for the tournament and were defeated 4-1 by No. 7 seed Minnesota.“It was a really tough draw for us,” head coach Pat Klingelhoets said. “[Minnesota] should not have been a No. 7 seed — they were much better than that because they played a lot of their matches during the year without some of their better players … To [Minnesota’s] credit, they battled back. I thought that we played pretty good matches as far as singles, but it just wasn’t good enough, and they were probably a better team than us.”The closing of the 2005 season also marks the end of the Klingelhoets era for the Wisconsin men’s tennis team, as the head coach announced his resignation following the Minnesota loss. Klingelhoets, who took the position in 1982, departed from a program he contributed so much to at the culmination of what he calls “a very enjoyable year.”“We had one of the best groups of guys we’ve ever had,” Klingelhoets said. “The guys we had were very young, but they really worked hard in practice, and they made a lot of improvement during the course of the year. A lot of the freshmen just made a huge jump in their game, so it was fun working with such talented guys — and seeing a guy like Jeremy (Sonkin) have the kind of year he did was very rewarding.”Sonkin’s numbers do most of the talking. The 6-foot-4 freshman from Wheaton, Ill., produced a 16-5 record at the No. 2 singles position, winning 8 out of 11 matches against Big Ten opponents. He also recorded 9 wins at the No. 3 doubles spot.At the No. 4 singles position, Peruvian import Felipe Bellido impressed all season as well, claiming a 7-3 Big Ten record and tallying a 19-13 record overall.“Jeremy (Sonkin) and Felipe (Bellido) — those two guys really stand out,” Klingelhoets said. “A lot of other guys had good years also, though. Alex (Kasarov) had an excellent year at [the No. 1 position]. I think overall he was above .500, and he played great doubles for us and just had a solid year. His brother (Lachezar) improved a lot, too. Brian Ko, as well, had a very good year for a freshman coming in playing the No. 5 position.”Though the season ended on a sour note against Minnesota, the Badgers made their regular-season matchup against the Gophers one to remember as they shut out the Gopher squad in Minneapolis April 8.“It was great beating Minnesota 7-0 that time we were up there,” Klingelhoets said. “Of course they had a couple of guys out of their lineup, but we still played very well that day, so that was a fun match for us … competing hard in every match was always rewarding.”The 2005 journey was an emotional one for senior Alex Kasarov, who compiled an 11-11 singles record at the No. 1 slot and recorded an 11-10 record with his brother at the No. 1 doubles position. The captain from Bulgaria will be greatly missed by the program following his 36-51 career singles record.Despite Kasarov’s departure, the Badgers will benefit next year from their youth-filled roster with eight returning members of the 2005 squad. With freshman standouts Jeremy Sonkin, Elliot Bisnow, Felipe Bellido and Brian Ko all returning, Wisconsin’s outlook seems very bright for next season.“I think this team is in position to really have some good years coming ahead,” Klingelhoets said. “With these freshmen, if they work as hard this summer as I think they’re going to work, this team is really going to be in pretty good shape for the upcoming season.”Without the knowledge and leadership of Klingelhoets next season, the Badgers will need a strong replacement to lead the team to success. At the moment, finding a sufficient successor is a priority for the team.“It’s wide open right now,” Klingelhoets said of his replacement situation. “Obviously (assistant coach) Danny (Westerman) is going to put in for it. I certainly hope he gets some good consideration because I think he has done an outstanding job and I think he is ready to be a head coach — and be a good head coach.”last_img read more

Former Penn State president ordered to jail in Jerry Sandusky case

first_imgSpanier, 70, has been free on bail since his conviction but now will report to the county jail near his home in State College if wardens there approve. If they don’t, then he’ll serve his time at the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, The AP reported.Sandusky, 75, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison after being found guilty on multiple counts of child sex abuse. However, he has continued to assert his innocence and recently won an order for a new sentence.Sandusky initially was charged with child molestation in November 2011, and days later Spanier was ousted as university president. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, found criminally liable in 2017 for his part in the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, must report to jail by May 1, a judge has ordered.The order to start a minimum two-month sentence, made public Wednesday in Pennsylvania (via The Associated Press), is a result of a jury finding Spanier guilty of a single misdemeanor count of child endangerment for his handling of a complaint that Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, was seen showering with a boy at the university’s football facility. Spanier was charged a year later, along with former Penn State AD Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz, both of whom pleaded guilty to child endangerment and testified against Spanier in his trial.Spanier has exhausted all appeals on his conviction and now must begin sentence, a minimum of two months in jail and two months of house arrest. Judge John Boccabella did give his approval for Spanier to participate in a work-release program. A Penn State spokeswoman told The AP on Wednesday that Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on administrative leave.last_img read more

Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 16: Kerryon Johnson’s return, O.J. Howard’s expanded role puts both among free agent adds

first_imgYou know it’s fantasy football championship week when fantasy owners are fretting over guys named Mike Boone and Chris Conley. Both will be among the top Week 16 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds, though it’s not just “no-names” who can go from the waiver wire to your starting lineup this year. Two guys who were relatively high fantasy draft picks back in August, Kerryon Johnson and O.J. Howard, are widely available and in interesting positions for Week 16, while former real-life first-round pick Breshad Perriman is suddenly the most coveted WR in all of fantasy. Those five players should all be claimed, but there are still plenty of other players who could be worth picking up after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning in ESPN and Yahoo leagues.You can find a bunch of streaming recommendations in our full free agent list. The QBs and TEs aren’t exactly inspiring, but there are plenty of WR3s and D/STs who could give your team a boost. We also have Week 16 kicker rankings if you hate your life enough to look at fantasy kicker rankings. MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsBecause we don’t know whether Dalvin Cook will play this week, Boone has a case as the top waiver claim. Perriman is more of a “sure thing”, so if you need a WR3 or FLEX, he’s your guy, but Boone could work as an RB2 or FLEX if your other backs have tough matchups. Johnson fits that mold, too, and Howard could be that TE stream that helps you shore up your one weak spot. Either way, there’s a little something for everyone, so take advantage and don’t hold anything back. Good luck!WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 16Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions. Johnson hasn’t played since Week 7 because of a knee injury, but he’s been practicing the past two weeks and proclaimed himself “setback free.” It’s unclear just how many touches he’ll get, but it’s unlikely that the Lions would bring him back for seven or eight carries. He was averaging just 3.3 yards per carry this year, but with an average of 19.2 touches per game, the workload was there. The Broncos are solid against the run, but Johnson had over 10 standard league points in four of five full games, so he can work as a FLEX if he’s available. WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endAnthony Miller, WR, Bears. With 52 total targets (at least nine in four of five games), 431 yards, and two TDs in his past five games, Miller is finally making good on his preseason sleeper hype. This week’s matchup against Kansas City sounds good, but the Chiefs have actually allowed the fewest receptions to WRs this year. Miller is still the No. 2 on his team, so if you figure Allen Robinson is still going to get his, then there’s only so much left for Miller. He will still likely be a top pickup, but only grab him if you need a high-volume guy in your WR3 spot.  MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsDiontae Johnson/James Washington, WRs, Steelers. Johnson (5-64, eight targets) and Washington (5-83, 11 targets) continued playing well despite a tough matchup in Week 15 against Buffalo. They get a much more favorable matchup in Week 16 against the Jets (ninth-most fantasy points allowed to WRs), making both potential WR3 streamers. Washington has a little more upside than Johnson, but both can work. O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers. There’s rightly a lot of hoopla about Breshad Perriman this week, but Howard actually led the Bucs with eight targets last week. He caught four for 46 yards, and he has a highly favorable matchup against the Texans in Week 16 (sixth-most fantasy points allowed to TEs). Howard is always a letdown waiting to happen, but he’s arguably Tampa’s best or second-best receiver at this point, so he should get his chances.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPP Mike Boone, RB, Vikings. The latest on Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is that he felt good on Monday, according to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer also said there “wasn’t any issue with [Cook]”, so who knows what to make of things. There has also been no updates on Alexander Mattison (ankle), so it seems as if Boone is the top handcuff option heading into Monday night’s game against Green Bay, who have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to RBs. Unfortunately, we probably won’t know much until later in the week, so Boone will likely be the No. 1 or 2 waiver claim in most leagues and it might all be for naught…or it might win you your league. MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderCheck out our full Week 16 waiver list for more waiver and free agent ideas, including Breshad Perriman, Chris Conley, Patrick Laird/Myles Gaskin, and more injury fill-ins and streamers for the fantasy championship round.last_img read more

City Council to meet tonight for work session; tomorrow afternoon for real estate and golf discussion

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington City Council will be meeting twice in the next two days. The council has a work session tonight. It will be meeting with Jodi Suhler and Stacy Davis of the South Central Economic Development Commission about the application process. Also, the city board/commission will be going over appointments for various authority and advisory boards.This meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.—————The Council will then be meeting at noon Friday for a special meeting.The council will be discussing the acquisition of real estate in executive session. Then there will be a discussion about the golf course irrigation system. The council is also expected to make an appointment to the Planning Commission to fill the vacancy of Diana Page, who was the commission board president. She died earlier this month.————There has been discussion on the social media Facebook that the city did not properly inform the media and public of the Friday noon meeting. Sumner Newscow received the e-mail on Monday, Jan. 25. It was overlooked on the e-mail list by the Newscow publisher because the person who normally sends out the notifications, Robin Hubbard, is out of the office due to health reasons.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, March 3, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, March 3, 2016•7:12 a.m. Jeremy J. Falley, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation and no proof of insurance.•7:32 a.m. Amanda L. Lassley, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:45 a.m. Catrina D. Dvorak, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:50 a.m. McKinzie J. Allton, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8 a.m. Spencer A. Furman, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•10:17 a.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 400 block N. Plum, Wellington by known suspect(s).•1:19 p.m. Kristy K. Debuhr, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation, which occurred March 2, 2016.•1:35 p.m. Dale C. Caine, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 30 mph in a 20 mph school zone (radar) and driver’s license violation/expired.•3:20 p.m. Ronald R. Todd, 56, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•4:17 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•7:01 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington by known suspect.last_img read more

Martin County Fire Rescue Search for Victim of Alligator Attack

first_imgMartin County Fire Rescuers are searching for a person who was attacked by an alligator on Saturday.A Martin County Spokesperson said rescuers were dispatched to DuPuis reserve after receiving a call about a nearby alligator attack.The condition of the person is unknown at this time.The DuPuis Management Area is a 21,875-acre multi-use natural area located in northwestern Palm Beach and southwestern Martin counties.The property is interspersed with numerous ponds, wet prairies, cypress domes, pine flatwoods, and remnant Everglades marsh.It is unclear why the person was in the reserve, but the area is known for recreational activities such as hunting, camping, hiking, and fishing.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more