Drunken A75 Lorry Driver Gets 3 Months Jail

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAt about 21.45 hours on Monday 28th August 2017 police officers on patrol observed a 40 tonne HGV driving on the A75 near Newton Stewart. The HGV was seen to repeatedly cross the centre white line on the A75 in a dangerous manner.The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be three and a half times over the drink drive limit. The driver then attempted to fight with police and resisted arrest.The driver, Roy Cullen aged 45, appeared at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Tuesday 29th August 2017 and was jailed for 3 months. He was also banned from driving for 3 years and fined £1600.last_img read more

Video: Browns QB Josh McCown Talks After the Loss to the Raiders

first_imgBy Matt LoedeCLEVELAND – It was a tough day overall for the Browns, but for Josh McCown he not only struggled most of the day, but also at more than one point had to hear ‘Johnny’ chants as fans were calling for backup QB Johnny Manziel to enter the game.Here’s a few post game videos of the QB as he talked to the media about the 27-20 loss. Matt Loede Related TopicsBrownsJosh McCowncenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

NBA Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle Blasts the Cavs Firing of David Blatt

first_img Related TopicsBrad TownsendCavsDavid BlattRick Carlisle Matt Loede Some do agree with the thought that firing a coach that took you to the NBA Finals in his first season and is 19 games over .500 this season is a bit of a stunning move.As Cavs GM David Griffin put it though during his presser on Friday to announce the firing, “frankly, pretty good is not what we’re here for.” You would expect NBA Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle to come to the aid of one of his own after a firing, and the current Dallas Mavericks coach did just that upon hearing of the firing Friday of Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.Carlisle was very critical of the decision made by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and GM David Griffin, and in a series of tweets from Dallas Morning News sports reporter Brad Townsend blasted the Cavs for letting Blatt walk with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 30-11.center_img @StevePopper @townbrad it’s a hollow shell of what it was in the 80’s and 90’s.— Mintzy (@JoeyMintz_NJ) January 23, 2016 Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Tropical storm warning issued for lower Texas coast

first_imgwww.myspi.org Saturday recycling will be cancelled this week.  Will resume next week. Sign up for Swift911, the City’s emergency notification system that sends out notifications directly to you via your home phone, cell phone and/or email, by going to www.myspi.org.Many use social media in the event of a disaster to let relatives and friends know they are safe. Social media provides the perfect platform to model preparedness actions for others. It is a great way to stay current with the City, state and national social media resources and warnings. Here are a few to follow: RelatedIsland surf still cleanWhile north Texas beaches are feeling the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bill, South Padre Island beaches remain open and safe to swim. Special to the PRESS With reports out of Galveston stating that levels of fecal bacteria are high along the Texas coastline, South Padre Island beaches remain open and free…June 26, 2015In “News”Laguna Madre battens down the hatches: Don’s comingBy SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The rain has started to fall from Tropical Storm Don’s approach to the Texas Coast. Residents are advised by officials to remain vigilant to developments and possible complications caused by the storm. “Stay home,” Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos said. “We anticipate, depending on where…July 29, 2011In “News”City, county leaders encourage hurricane preparednessBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Tropical Storm Bill may have made landfall north of the Rio Grande Valley, but the storm still served as a reminder of the importance of hurricane preparedness. The topic is one both South Padre Island and Cameron County emergency management leaders discussed recently.…July 3, 2015In “News” http://co.cameron.tx.us/administration/emergency_management/index.php Share http://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast/local-chapters/harlingencenter_img City crews will be helping with clean up and spraying for mosquitos due to the moisture. If you are dependent on medical equipment, please register your information on the State’s 211 registry. Register at https://tdem.texas.gov/stear/ or by calling 2-1-1. https://www.facebook.com/SouthPadreTexas If you are dependent on electricity for medical devices, make sure the batteries and backups are fully charged. The Fire Station Gym will be available for those to charge devices if needed.  Please use this service before contacting an emergency room or emergency service. The volume of these facilities and services are still high due to COVID-19. From City of South Padre Island A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Lower Texas Coast.  Currently, there are a few models that continue to show Tropical Storm Hanna heading towards south Texas.At this point, South Padre Island is expecting wind gusts up to 39 – 50 miles per hour and 4 – 8 inches of rain beginning as early as this afternoon through Sunday.  Surge up and into the dunes is anticipated, so the City has asked for the removal of all equipment from the beaches.  Localized flooding and power outages are expected.With the amount of rain coupled with AM and PM high tides, expect portions of Padre Blvd (TX100) to be flooded, making the road unsafe for use.We will be monitoring rain, bay levels and mobilizing clean ups as well as closely watching the storm for any future threats.  Following are a few key notices:last_img read more

6 Tips Ampuh Menahan BAB Saat Perjalanan Jauh

first_imgFoto: wpmedia.o.canada.com Tiba-tiba mules dan ingin buang air besar (BAB) saat di perjalanan pastinya mengganggu Anda. BAB adalah kebutuhan setiap manusia, dan tidak baik untuk menahan keluarnya BAB. Anjuran yang baik untuk BAB adalah setiap pagi hari, namun terkadang saat berada di mobil, bus, travel, atau KRL akan sulit untuk menahan keinginan untuk BAB apalagi Anda terbiasa BAB di tempat yang nyaman dan bukan dalam toilet kendaraan. Pastinya, dengan kebiasaan seperti itu akan membuat Anda memilih BAB saat tiba di tempat tujuan atau mencari toilet terdekat bila menggunakan mobil.Dan berikut ini KabarPenumpang.com memberikan beberapa tips yang bisa Anda gunakan saat menahan BAB dalam perjalanan :1. Bersikap tenang, jangan panik dan santaiPastinya Anda harus tenang, jangan panik dan santai. Memang, hasrat ingin BAB tidak enak dan membuat Anda tidak nyaman. Bila panik, justru hasrat Anda untuk BAB makin besar. Baiknya atur nafas Anda agar tetap tenang sembari mencari toilet atau menunggu tiba di tempat tujuan.Tanyoe.com 2. Jangan dipikirkanUsahakan Anda tidak memikirkan rasa ingin BAB, karena bila dipikirkan terus justru akan membuat Anda semakin ingin BAB. Pikirkan hal-hal yang menyenangkan dan buat daftar kegiatan Anda sehari-hari bila sampai ditempat tujuan.3. Gerakkan tubuhSilangkan kaki sekuat-kuatnya dan duduk agak bersandar kekursi dengan posisi hampir tiduran. Tekan bagian pantaat untuk menahan agar BAB tidak keluar. Anda juga bisa berjalan perlahan-lahan jangan berlari.4. Jangan makan apapunJauhkan pandangan Anda dari makanan. Bila Anda makan, hasrat BAB akan semakin kuat dan jika Anda perokok, baiknya hindari rokok untuk menahan hasrat BAB.5. Genggam batu atau simpan batu dalam kantongMungkin ini mitos ataupun sugesti untuk menahan hasrat untuk BAB. Kalau mau mencoba, Anda bisa menyimpan batu saat mules melanda Anda.6. BerdoaYang terakhir ini, pastinya wajib banget, selain berdoa agar cepat mendapat toilet mungkin Anda juga berdoa agar cepat sampai tempat tujuan.Sayangnya, untuk Anda yang dalam perjalanan jauh menggunakan kereta api atau pesawat dengan waktu yang lebih dari 10 jam, mau tak mau, Anda harus memaksakan BAB di pesawat ataupun kereta. Karena BAB haruslah dibuang, sebab BAB adalah sampah yang dikelola tubuh untuk dibuang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSering Kebelet Pipis Dalam Angkutan? Simak Tips Untuk Menahannya28/06/2018In “Bus AKAP”Toilet di Pesawat, Fungsi Sama Aturan Sedikit Beda07/02/2017In “Domestik”Gara-Gara Jetlag Jadi Susah BAB24/09/2019In “Destinasi”last_img read more

Argos Hold Strong, Tie No. 20 Rollins

first_img WINTER PARK, Fla. – The West Florida women’s soccer team tied No. 20 Rollins College on Friday night in Winter Park, Fla. The Argos were outshot 8-14 in the contest which lasted the full 110 minutes.The Tars took the first shot of the game in the seventh minute while UWF took theirs in the 18th minute, when Monica Malavassi (San Jose, Costa Rica/Methodist HS) missed high over the crossbar. Just before halftime the teams underwent a nearly two hour lightning delay. In the second half the momentum shifted between teams with each trying to gain an edge in the poor weather. Alex Pickrell (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) took the Argos only shot on goal in the match in the 69th minute.After 90 minutes the two teams remained tied, sending the match to overtime. West Florida was unable to fire off a shot in extra time but was able to weather the storm to tie No. 20 Rollins College.The West Florida women’s soccer team, 1-1-1, will be back in action Sunday September 11 against Florida Southern in Lakeland, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Argos Hold Strong, Tie No. 20 Rollins Sharecenter_img Lauren Byrd made seven saves in a shutout on Friday (Photo by Jim Hogue) last_img read more

Members First Credit Union gifts $100k to name UWF hitting facility

first_imgSoftball Head Coach Melissa Paul credited the facility with helping the program attract new recruits. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida recently received a $100,000 gift from Members First Credit Union of Florida to name the hitting facility used by the baseball and softball teams. The official check presentation will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Jim Spooner Field, before the baseball and softball home games. UWF is in the public phase of its 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign, the largest capital campaign in University history. To support the campaign, visit uwf.edu/give. “We are so grateful for this facility and what it has done and will continue to do for our program,” Paul said. “Campers, other teams and potential future Argonauts are blown away by what is one of the top Division II softball hitting facilities in the nation. Our players and staff are so appreciative of the support we have to provide such an amazing facility to work in every day. Thank you to Members First Credit Union for giving us the resources and support we need to stay competitive.” “It brings immediate benefit to our athletes by providing a first class training environment that projects our commitment to success,” Jeffcoat said. “I want to thank Members First Credit Union for its incredible gift, and I am honored to see its name placed on our facility.” The facility is slated to be named Members First Credit Union Hitting Facility, pending UWF Board of Trustees approval.”It is great to have community partners like Members First Credit Union that take an interest in your athletic program,” said Dave Scott, UWF athletic director. “This gift is an investment in the development of our student athletes and will assist in ‘Building Champions for Life.'” Baseball Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat described the new facility as the “icebreaker” for the UWF athletic department’s master plan to upgrade its sports facilities. “Members First is excited to partner with the athletic program at the University of West Florida,” Members First Credit Union President Caryl Greene said. “Our roots are in education, and partnering with UWF seemed like a natural progression. Athletics are an integral part of college life, and we wanted to support education at all levels. Our commitment to community, education and family is in the forefront of everything we do. We are $184 million in assets and have over 16,000 members, but many people still don’t know who we are. We felt this was a way to get our name out there and support a great cause.” Members First was organized in 1954 as the Escambia County Teachers Credit Union. In recognition of the credit union’s continued support of education, the Argos will also be hosting Educators Appreciation Weekend at the baseball and softball games on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30. All area educators are invited to attend for free by showing a school ID badge or pay stub. The event will feature multiple promotions and giveaways, with prizes provided by Members First Credit Union.  The hitting facility is the University’s new multi-purpose, 9,100-square foot indoor training center for baseball and softball, which was opened at the beginning of the 2016 season. The facility includes LED lighting that adjusts according to daylight, regulation-height pitching mounds for baseball, four hitting bays for batting practice with protective netting that can be raised or lowered to allow for larger surface usage, and a section designed specifically for softball. It is located behind the left field wall at Jim Spooner Field, near the UWF Softball Complex, and allows for simultaneous practices by both teams, even during inclement weather.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Jembatan Ciherang, Lintasan Melengkung dan Spot Foto Favorit Para Railfans

first_imgKetika sore menjelang, ada banyak anak kecil yang mendatangi jembatan untuk hanya sekedar melihat kereta arah Jawa melintas. Kendati cukup berbahaya, namun aktifitas seperti ini sangatlah menyenangkan bagi anak-anak yang tinggal di sekitaran sana. Jembatan Ciherang sendiri terletak di antara Stasiun Bumiwaluya dan Stasiun Cipeundeuy dan sudah eksis sejak jaman penjajahan Belanda silam.Sumber: flickrCiri khas yang ditinggalkan Belanda pada jembatan ini adalah pilar beton yang digunakan untuk menyangga rel. Memang, di luar sana ada beberapa jembatan kereta yang juga memiliki ‘tikungan’, namun percayalah, itu tidak se-ekstrem Jembatan Ciherang. Nuansa ngeri bercampur takjub akan timbul mengingat bagian kiri dan kanan jembatan ini adalah jurang yang cukup dalam. Dijamin, bikin mulut Anda komat-kamit baca doa ketika melintas.Baca Juga: Cisomang, Serba-Serbi Jembatan Kereta Tertinggi di IndonesiaBagi Anda yang penasaran ingin menyambangi jembatan peninggalan Belanda ini, aksesnya tidak terlalu sulit – apalagi jika Anda menggunakan sepeda motor. Dari Jalan Raya Bandrek/Malangbong, ambil arah menuju Desa Cihaurkuning dan ikuti saja jalan yang ada. Disarankan untuk mulai bertanya kepada warga sekitar tentang Jembatan Ciherang. Pastikan baterai ponsel atau kamera Anda dalam keadaan penuh, karena akan ada banyak sekali momen menakjubkan yang dapat Anda abadikan di Jembatan Ciherang!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related[Galeri Foto] Eks Jembatan Kereta di Cina ini Disulap Jadi Tempat yang Instagramable!13/08/2019In “Darat”Jembatan Tinggi Silaiang, Eksis Dilintasi Kereta Sejak 1818 Hingga Kini03/01/2018In “Darat”Grand Danyang-Kunshan, Jembatan Kereta Yang Panjangnya Melebihi Jarak Jakarta-Bandung!26/02/2018In “Darat” Jembatan Ciherang. Sumber: adrasablog Kalau pada umumnya jembatan kereta api itu memiliki bentuk yang lurus-lurus saja – terlepas jembatan tersebut ada di ketinggian berapa, namun satu yang perlu Anda ketahui bahwa Indonesia punya satu jembatan kereta yang bentuknya melengkung. Bagi Anda yang belum tahu, jembatan unik ini adalah Jembatan Ciherang. Terletak di Cihaurkuning, Malangbong, Kabupaten Garut, Jembatan Ciherang ini masih aktif digunakan hingga saat ini.Baca Juga: Cikubang, Jembatan Kereta Terpanjang di IndonesiaSebagaimana yang dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, Jembatan Ciherang merupakan salah satu spot favorit bagi para Railfans (julukan untuk para pecinta kereta api) untuk menikmati lekukan si ular besi atau bahkan mengabadikan momen tersebut. Kendati panjangnya tidak mencapai panjang Jembatan Cikubang (300m), namun Jembatan Ciherang tetap memesona setiap railfans dengan daya tariknya tersendiri – lengkungan di tengah jembatannya.Sumber: hayutravelling.blogspot.comlast_img read more

Asahara concludes track career in style

first_imgBritain’s Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won the race in 10.19 seconds, followed by American Michael Rodgers, who was clocked in 10.26.In his farewell 100, Asahara competed against the other members of Japan’s 4×100 relay team that achieved a historical feat by winning the bronze medal — Japan’s first men’s track Olympic medal — in the Beijing Games in August for the last time.Asahara had a slow start but managed to finish ahead of Naoki Tsukahara, Shingo Suetsugu and Shinji Takahira in the no-mercy showdown.Tsukahara was fourth in 10.39, Suetsugu took fifth in 10.43 and Takahira placed seventh in 10.52.An emotional retirement ceremony was held for the 36-year-old Asahara right after the event, and virtually all of the packed house of 20,078, including sprinter Usain Bolt, who won three gold medals in Beijing, remained at Todoroki Stadium to give the Japanese track hero a respectful sendoff from the sport.Asahara appreciated the opportunity he had to share this special day with his teammates and fans.“There aren’t many athletes that have their lasts like this,” a tearful Asahara said through a microphone on the field. “I’m truly a happy man from the bottom of my heart.”On this day, the Japanese relay members didn’t showcase their top form due to fatigue and a lack of training after the Olympics.But the highly respected Asahara, who competed in four Olympics and six IAAF World Athletics Championships, including the 2007 meet in Osaka, said in a refreshed, eloquent voice that he was satisfied to give everything he had.“Looking at the result, it’s not a good time,” the native of Hyogo Prefecture calmly told reporters after the meet. “But overall, I am full of satisfaction. I was bubbling from the previous day and even while I was running I could run with joy. That was a good race.”Tsukahara, Suetsugu and Takahira, who tearfully handed flowers to Asahara at the retirement ceremony, were more melancholy than the outgoing Asahara. They, after all, already knew Asahara’s retirement will be a huge loss for the nation’s track and field program.“As the Olympics was over and I heard (Asahara) was retiring, then I thought it’d be my last chance to run with him,” Suetsugu said of Tuesday’s meet. “I’ll miss him because he was a dependable man. From now on, we have to lead (the sport).”Said Tsukahara: “I don’t believe this was an end of something. It was rather our first step. I was so honored to be here and it was really great to have one of the (relay) members.”Asahara, a five-time national champion in 100, was arguably Japan’s pioneer in the event. He shattered the national record three times and advanced to the semifinals in the Olympics and at worlds five times (once at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and four times at worlds).Yet, even though he said he was satisfied by how his career turned out, he wishes he could’ve competed in the final of the 100 in an Olympiad or at worlds.“I wonder how great it’d feel to be a finalist,” he said, “and I’m sorry I couldn’t do it.“But I’ve done everything I could. I’ll leave it to the coming generation.”* * * * *In the men’s hammer throw, Koji Murofushi, the Athens Olympics champion, successfully set the table for Asahara by cooking the audience with his strong performance moments before the 100-meter race.Despite feeling the effects of lower back pain and a recent bout with the flu, the 33-year-old made consistent throws and rallied past Hungary’s Krisztian Pars in his final attempt, making a 81.02-meter toss.Beijing Games gold medalist Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia was third at 78.59 meters. Pars was second at 80.67“I wasn’t in perfect shape at all, but I was able to overcome it with my technique,” said Murofushi, who finished fifth in China.Murofushi, however, could belatedly receive the Olympic bronze medal if the IOC decides to strip Belarusians Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan of their silver and bronze medals, respectively, due to previously reported positive tests of testosterone. (A final decision is slated for Oct. 17.)Murofushi, whose competition schedule has been limited due to his school work (he obtained a Ph.D in biomechanics at Chukyo University) and coping with injury in the last few years, was positive that he is going to participate in more competitions next year.“A lower back injury often happens to throwers,” he said, “but it’s not impossible to throw, and hopefully I’d like to join more Grand Prix events.” KAWASAKI — When he crossed the finish line, Nobuharu Asahara didn’t just finish the race. The moment also marked the end of his fruitful 20-year track career.Asahara earned a third-place finish in the men’s 100-meter dash on Tuesday in the 2008 Seiko Super Track and Field Meet in Kawasaki. And so he hung up his shoes after the 10.37-second performance. Fond farewell: Four-time Olympian Nobuharu Asahara waves to the fans after competing in the final 100-meter race of his career on Tuesday at Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki. | KYODO PHOTO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Kentucky Upsets USC 67-56

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Jennifer O’Neill and Makayla Epps combined for 22 second-half points and No. 13 Kentucky made 27 free throws in beating No. 2 South Carolina 67-56 on Sunday, denying the Gamecocks an unbeaten season in Southeastern Conference play.The Wildcats shot just 32 percent from the field but succeeded in getting to the foul line and converting 27 of 35 chances for their biggest win this season. They also left the Gamecocks tied with Tennessee atop the SEC, though South Carolina earned the No. 1 seed for this week’s tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas, by beating the Volunteers last week.Gamecocks Earn No. 1 Seed for SEC TournamentEpps led the way with 8-of-11 shooting from the free throw line and scored 14 points. O’Neill went 7 of 8 and had 15, capping a strong effort by Kentucky’s seniors in their home finale.A’ja Wilson scored 16 points for South Carolina (27-2, 15-1), which also shot 32 percent.last_img read more