Minnesota man accused of stealing classic car in Mason City

first_imgMASON CITY — A Minnesota man has been arrested after being accused of stealing a classic car in Mason City on Wednesday night. 32-year-old Terry Schmolke of Shoreview Minnesota is accused of taking a 1979 Buick Lesabre without the owner’s permission and hiding it behind Auto Plus in Mason City. When arrested, Schmolke allegedly had a small bag of methamphetamine in his possession. Schmolke was charged with second-degree theft and possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail but has posted bond.last_img read more

Long-time PIAA official and track icon Len Johnson dies

first_imgPIAA TRACK LEGENDS—Leonard Johnson, left, is shown with Norm Crawford, who died last summer. In August 2009, the Pennsylvania track and field community lost Norm Crawford. Last week, it was his fellow officiating icon, Len Johnson. Johnson, 67, of sewickley, died May 16 at The Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford. He started officiating after graduating from Michigan State University while living and working in Michigan and Illinois in computer sales and service for companies such as Hewlett Packard and IBM before moving back to western Pennsylvania. He started his own business, Bidwell Technical Services, and was a tech person for the Alma Illery Health Center in Homewood.He was a graduate of New Castle High School where he starred in track, winning the PIAA State 100-yard championship in 1959.Johnson was elected to the Lawrence County Hall of Fame in 1988. He was Rules Interpretor for the Fort Pitt Chapter of PIAA Track and Field Officials and started many major high school and college invitationals and conference meets in the area, including the WPIAL District 7 and Pittsburgh Public Schools City League District 8 Championships/Finals.He was a member of Triumph Baptist Church and the Pittsburgh Rotary.The viewing was May 21 at Richard D. Cole Funeral Home in sewickley. Services were held May 22 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to The Good Samaritan Hospice House, 3500 Brooktree Rd., Wexford, Pa. 15090; or The Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, 5432 Butler St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201.(Reprinted from PennTrackXC.com.)last_img read more

Cole takes blame for Pirates’ loss to Mets

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates All-Stars pose for a photo before a baseball game at PNC Park against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 14, 2013. From left they are; relief pitcher Mark Melancon (35), center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22), starting pitcher Jeff Locke (49), relief pitcher Jason Grilli (39), and third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24). AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pointed a finger after losing his third straight start – at himself.John Buck’s two-run single capped a three-run first inning against Cole, and Dillon Gee pitched another gem against the Pirates as the New York Mets beat Pittsburgh 4-2 on Sunday.Cole (4-3) has lost three in a row since becoming the first Pirates pitcher since Nick Maddox in 1907 to win the first four starts of his career.“I didn’t come out ready to pitch, and that inexcusable,” Cole said. “It’s just indefensible. I didn’t give our team a very good chance to win. I put us in position where I had to scratch and claw and so did the rest of the team.”Cole allowed three runs and six hits in five innings with two walks and five strikeouts. He started in place of All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke, who was scratched from this start on Saturday because of lower back tightness.After losing Tuesday to Oakland, Cole wasn’t expected to pitch again until after the All-Star break. However, he learned Friday he would likely start Sunday.“I had plenty of time to prepare,” Cole said. “No excuse.”Gee also didn’t make any excuses despite pitching with sore feet.The right-hander developed blisters on the soles of his feet during an 87-degree afternoon. It was so warm that the dirt on the mound baked in the sun.However, Gee overcame the blisters and prevented the Pirates from sweeping the three-game series before the break.Gee (7-7) allowed just one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings to the Pirates (56-37), who fell a game behind St. Louis in the NL Central.Gee is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in five career starts against Pittsburgh. He scattered five hits, struck out two and walked one.“It’s just sometimes this is the way it works out,” Gee said of his success against the Pirates. “They’re a really good team. I was just trying to throw strikes with all my pitches and just keep them off balance, and it worked out.”Bobby Parnell earned his 17th save in 20 opportunities with a scoreless ninth despite giving up back-to-back singles to Clint Barmes and pinch-hitter Russell Martin with one out. He got Jordy Mercer to fly out to end the game.“We continue to fight until the final out,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “Sometimes I’d like to see us hit the ‘go’ button a little earlier in the game, but we always fight.”Starling Marte had two hits for the Pirates, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.Buck, Eric Young Jr. and Marlon Byrd each had three hits for New York, which finished a 6-3 road trip. The Mets will host the All-Star game on Tuesday night at Citi Field.The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Byrd bounced a run-scoring, ground-rule double into the left-field seats, and Buck lined a two-run single to right.“It’s the growing pains of a young pitcher,” Hurdle said of Cole’s rocky first inning. “His command wasn’t good and the changeup didn’t come into play until the 35th pitch of the game even though it had been a good pitch for him in his previous outing.”Marte also bounced an RBI double into the seats in the third inning to draw the Pirates within 3-1.Daniel Murphy tripled in a run in the seventh to restore the Mets’ three-run lead.Pittsburgh put runners on second and third with none out in the eighth on a single by Mercer and a double by Andrew McCutchen, but the Pirates scored only one run when Jose Tabata grounded out against LaTroy Hawkins.“We had chances late in the game but Hawkins is a veteran eighth-inning guy who did his job, and Parnell is a tough guy to square up,” Hurdle said. “They held us off.”NOTES: Pittsburgh RHP Mark Melancon was added as an injury replacement to the NL roster for Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Citi Field in New York. That gives the Pirates a five-man All-Star contingent, their largest since 1972. Melancon joins Locke, RHP Jason Grilli, 3B Pedro Alvarez and McCutchen. … Locke said he expects to make his next start July 21 at Cincinnati. . Collins said the blister on RHP Matt Harvey’s right index finger has healed and he will be able to pitch in the All-Star game. Harvey is a prime contender to be the NL’s starting pitcher despite being scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Pirates because of the blister and to limit his innings this season.last_img read more

From pitch to politics: retired Indian footballer Mehtab Hossain joins BJP

first_imgImage Courtesy: ISL/TwitterAdvertisement bwrjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4qekWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erxow( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8jycuWould you ever consider trying this?😱ae543Can your students do this? 🌚6dd3hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mehtab Hossain, former Indian footballer and a legend of both the football giants of Kolkata, East bengal and Mohun Bagan, has decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ISL/TwitterAn icon of the Indian football fraternity, Mehtab Hossain was welcomed into the saffron party on Tuesday by Dilip Ghost, the president of BJP West Bengal at the party’s headquarters in Kolkata.The former defensive midfielder has worked in welfare of the people of his state amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic. However to strive ahead in his philanthropic work, Hossain had decided it was the right time to step into politics.Advertisement “If I get power, I can help people in my region and make some difference. That is my motto,” Hossain said in an exclusive interview with India Today.‘What I was doing wasn’t enough. People were really suffering and it wasn’t sufficient. That’s why I joined politics and decided this was the best way to help people,” the 34 year old added.Advertisement “Dilip Da called and BJP came as an option and I joined,” Hossain was prompt with his reply, when asked about his choice of party.“I don’t think BJP does politics in the name of religion. Then they would not have welcomed me to the team,” he went on, “In my opinion, BJP is a secular party. So it feels good to be able to join this team.”Mehtab Hossain played for three years with Mohun Bagan from 2003 to 2006, and later joined their historical rivals East Bengal in 2007, where he thrived for ten seasons. Making 91 appearances for the Bangal Brigade across all tournaments, he won the prestigious Federation Cup for three times.Hossain returned to the Marines for one season before his retirement in 2019, and also played in the Indian Super League for Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC, making 38 and 12 appearances respectively.Hossain’s international career, starting in 2005 spun over a decade. He has earned 31 caps for India, and scored twice. Following his retirement, Hossain started his managerial career with Southern Samity, which compete in the I-League 2nd Division.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Eng vs WI 2nd Test Day 5 Review: England draw series with morale boosting win over West IndiesIceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits! Advertisementlast_img read more

Trippier: “We must face the game with a winning mentality”

first_imgIt will be different from the match against Barça de Liga: “The previous match against Barcelona was very competitive and even. We know they are a fantastic team, one of the best in the world, but we have to think about ourselves. We also have a fantastic team. We have to face the game with mentality winner. We’ve had great results lately, so we’re confident. “Jeddah: “I am very happy to be here. Everyone has made us feel welcome. We are all happy to be here and we want to play tomorrow’s game. In the hotel they have made us feel welcome, but now we have to focus on the game and enjoy. “Super Cup: “I am very excited and happy to have arrived in LaLiga. I like to play every competition, and this is no exception. It is a great opportunity for me to play in Atlético, in LaLiga and in all these tournaments. We will face the match with a winning mentality, we want to win it. We want to be competitive in all the competitions we play. “ Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid meet tomorrow in the second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. Today, the protagonists have passed through the press room to analyze the confrontation and discuss the state of their teams. Trippier He has been the footballer chosen to appear before the media:Play, first Athletic title: “Tomorrow we have a great challenge, so we have to heed the coach’s tactics and try to get the result we want.”last_img read more

Atlético: without Champions he would be forced to sell a player

first_imgThere are several names that will be on the table this summer at Atlético. Nobody escapes that the main clubs of the Premier follow the main rojiblancas figures. Although it will be necessary to see how the crisis caused by COVID-19 affects English entities, the Premier seems the strongest financially and the only one that could bid for the great soccer players of Atlético. Saúl is wanted by Manchester United, who could put half of his clause, which is 150 million euros. Even from England it has been pointed out that the economic offer to the footballer would be very important.Thomas is another of the players who have a great lineup. Its clause is 50 million And that money would also wipe out the economic gap that would result from not playing the Champions League. There are other players who can also leave and whose sale would not weaken the squad as much. Players like Lemar or Arias, although its value in the market is not that of previous footballers. Costa, who will have a year left on his contract when this year ends, is also a player with a great lineup, although it is not already the decisive footballer of yesteryear. Atlético is going through difficult times, although the Madrid club came out ahead in much more committed situations. The most positive thing for Atlético is that it has top-level players, very attractive players for the other clubs and with very high clauses. It didn’t always happen that way. Atlético have that network, which is not a small one.Sixth in LaLiga and among the eight best clubs in Europe, again established as one of the greats of European football after eliminating Liverpool, Atlético will try by all means to maintain the backbone of the team. Although right now nobody knows what can happen in a few months. If Atlético does not enter the Champions League it will have a big problem. No one at the club imagines an Atlético outside the Champions League, but it could happen. The entity should make numbers to get that difference between playing one or the other competition. And the club could be seen in the position of having to sell a footballer. That way he could assume not playing Champions. Atlético believes that LaLiga must finish and play the 38 days of the championship. Simeone’s team is now sixth and if the remainder of the competition were not played, they would be out of the Champions League. The main objective set at the beginning of the season at Atlético is to enter the Champions League every year. Being in the top four means securing a significant financial amount. This season he has already earned 77 million euros and it could reach around a hundred million.In the Europa League the numbers don’t even come close to Champions League earnings. In the 2017-18 season Atlético took the title and took 16 million euros. The differences are abysmal. That is why it is so important for the Madrid team to be in the top four of the championship. The club aspires year after year to increase its budget, but this campaign may suffer a setback.last_img read more

Meralco, Star begin semifinal showdown in Laguna

first_imgGame time is 6:30 p.m. and Meralco coach Norman Black said the Hotshots present “a different problem for us to defend.”Unlike Blackwater, which largely depended on import Henry Walker, Star will force the Bolts to be defensively aware of a lot more weapons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“With Star, they have a lot of players who can score, a lot of locals contribute a lot,” said Black. “Not saying that their import is not good because he is, but the locals contribute a lot to their [cause].”Kristofer Acox dumped 21 points on NLEX during their quarterfinal duel. He also had 12 rebounds. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Good thing for the Bolts, they also have a well-ingrained support system in Ranidel de Ocampo, Baser Amer, Chris Newsome, Cliff Hodge and Dillinger.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But the Hotshots also counted on locals Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris to deliver for coach Chito Victolero.The Hotshots drubbed the elimination round standouts NLEX Road Warriors, 89-77, in their quarterfinal duel.One more thing going against Meralco is its hurting import Allen Durham who sprained his ankle in their last game against Blackwater.Durham said he is ready to play but Black is not counting on it just yet.“Everything depends on what type of shape he’s in,” said Black.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Arellano ousts UP, books Final 4 berth Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Going by the way both teams reached the semifinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup, you’d think that the Meralco Bolts, which needed two games to survive a quarterfinal duel against lowly Blackwater, would be the underdogs against the Star Hotshots.But as Meralco’s sweet-shooting forward Jared Dillinger put it, “there are a lot of variables” involved when they collide at the start of their semifinal series Sunday at Alonte Sports Complex in Biñan, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

UAAP volleyball: Ateneo hikes win streak to 5 after fending off Adamson

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines– Ateneo encountered turbulent second set but still got enough steadiness in beating Adamson, 25-8, 22-25, 25-16, 25-10, to stretch its winning run to five Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FIlOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img The Lady Eagles have been unbeaten since losing their opening match and are now in solo top spot with a 5-1 record while inflicting the Lady Falcons their fifth defeat in six games.After losing the opening set, Adamson took advantage of Ateneo complacency to snatch the frame on account of having 15 attacks against eight by the Lady Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut Ateneo struck back hard and rained down 13 aces on Adamson which threw off the Lady Falcons’ first ball and spelled the difference in the match. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LeBron James scores 36 as Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bulls Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Dawson Creek male passes away after crash on Highway 43

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP has confirmed one male has passed away following a traffic accident Saturday afternoon on Highway 43. A 20 year old male from Dawson Creek died after a semi truck travelling west on the highway turned south onto Range Road 54 when it hit an east bound van.The individual was the lone occupant of the van and was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the semi was not injured.- Advertisement -Weather and road conditions are being blamed as the cause of the collision as ice and fog were present.last_img read more

Good, bad and ugly for African footballers in Europe

first_imgWant-away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon was booed by Borussia Dortmund fans as he performed poorly on his Bundesliga recall.Democratic Republic of Congo and West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was hit with a six-match ban after spitting at an opponent in a shock 2-0 cup defeat by Wigan.ENGLANDARTHUR MASUAKU (West Ham)Masuaku has yet to make his international debut for DR Congo © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFIt is questionable how much longer the left-back will be at the club after being sent off and receiving a six-match ban for spitting in their 2-0 defeat by third-tier Wigan.The 24-year-old France-born defender-cum-midfielder — who has opted to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo despite being capped at age-limit level by France — was described as “despicable” by Hammers manager David Moyes after spitting at Nick Powell.FOUSSENI DIABATE (Leicester)Diabate, 22, made an immediate impact for his new club after signing from second-tier French outfit Gazelec Ajaccio this month.The France-born Mali under-23 international grabbed a double in their 5-1 dismantling of third-tier Peterborough on his debut.KELECHI IHEANACHO (Leicester)The Nigerian international finally made an impression after failing to catch the eye since his move from Manchester City last August.A superb double — the second an excellent volley — may have given the 21-year-old the confidence boost he needed as there is no question of his talent.MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Found himself an unwitting participant in one of the several prolonged video assistant referee (VAR) incidents that overshadowed the Reds’ 3-2 home defeat by West Brom.The Egyptian forward went down under slight contact from Jake Livermore and, after prolonged VAR study, referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty.Following a delay of more than three minutes, Roberto Firmino’s spot-kick thundered off the crossbar and bounced clear.The focus on VAR obscured the fact that when Salah pounced to give Liverpool hope of a draw 12 minutes from time, it was his 25th goal in just 32 appearances for the Merseysiders.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)Iheanacho’s international team-mate produced a solid display after coming on as a 64th-minute substitute and the 21-year-old midfielder was rewarded with a goal right at the end.SPAINTHOMAS PARTEY (Atletico Madrid)Partey has scored three league goals this season © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOThe Ghanaian international is enjoying his best season in an Atletico Madrid shirt and the 24-year-old capped a fine second-half display from Diego Simeone’s side by tapping in the third in a 3-0 beating of lowly Las Palmas.Partey has become a fixture in the Atletico first team this season after coming through the youth system, and the goal was his fifth in all competitions.ITALYIBRAHIMA MBAYE (Bologna)Senegalese defender Mbaye accidently turned the ball into his own net after failing to clear off the line to gift Napoli an equaliser after Bologna had taken the lead. Bologna lost 3-1 to stay 12th with Napoli going back to the top of Serie A.JOEL OBI/MBAYE NIANG (Torino)Nigeria’s Obi and Senegal’s Niang scored in the first half as Torino eased past 10-man bottom club Benevento 3-0.Forward Niang scored his third league goal of the season on 40 minutes with midfielder Obi sealing the win just before the break.KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)Ghana midfielder Asamoah was at the centre of the action in the champions’ 2-0 win over nine-man Chievo, whose Samuel Bastien was sent off on 36 minutes after two yellow cards in just two minutes, both for fouling Asamoah.Coach Massimiliano Allegri substituted the Ghanaian after he was yellow-carded.GERMANYPIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Borussia Dortmund)The want-away Gabon striker was booed by home fans each time he touched the ball in a poor display as Dortmund laboured to a 2-2 draw with Freiburg.Aubameyang returned to the starting line-up after being dropped for the last two games amid speculation of a move to Arsenal. He headed over with his only goal attempt.AMINE HARIT (Schalke 04)The Morocco midfielder claimed his third goal of the season by slotting home a first-half penalty in Schalke’s 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart.Harit drilled home a 19th-minute spot-kick after Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka was fouled.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Eintracht Frankfurt)The Ghana midfielder nudged home Timothy Chandler’s cross from close range to give Frankfurt the lead in a 2-0 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach. It was his fourth league goal this season.FRANCEKEITA BALDE (Monaco)Balde dinked the ball over Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to give Monaco an early lead © AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATSenegal international Balde struck in only the fourth minute for Monaco in their 2-2 draw with fellow Champions League hopefuls Marseille with a cool finish after latching onto a loose ball outside the area.It was the 22-year-old’s sixth league goal for the French champions since joining from Lazio in the close season, as he looks to secure a place in Aliou Cisse’s Senegal World Cup squad.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Arsenal © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLPARIS, France, Jan 29 – African stars were involved in the good, bad and ugly across the major leagues of Europe at the weekend.Naturalised Malian Fousseni Diabate bagged a brace on his debut for Leicester in a 5-1 FA Cup rout of lower league Peterborough.last_img read more