Police in Fort Pierce say they arrested a 36-year-old woman after she walked into an adult store and began opening and sampling the merchandise.The incident occurred on August 31st around 7:00 pm at the Lion’s Den on Okeechobee Road.According to the report, authorities received a call about woman later identified as Theresa Ann Stanley, who came into the store only wearing a shirt and began trying on, opening, and using the merchandise while still in the store.When they arrived to the store, they found Stanley completely naked, sitting in an office chair while using a pink sex toy.Officials reported that Stanley seemed slightly intoxicated and told them that she had about six beers since that morning.Stanley was taken to an area hospital where she was evaluated before being transported to the St. Lucie County Jail.She now faces a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct as well as a shoplifting charge.
(REUTERS)-The United States won the Olympic women’s 4×400 meters relay gold medal yesterdayin 3 minutes 19.06 seconds, their sixth straight victory in the event at the Games.Jamaica took silver and Britain the bronze.American Courtney Okolo grabbed the lead in the opening stage and her team never relinquished it, opening a big gap on the rest of the field with Jamaica by the halfway point.The U.S. gold streak in the event started at the 1996 Atlanta Games.American Allyson Felix claimed her third medal of the Rio Olympics having won gold in the 4x100m relay and silver in the individual 400m.
IT’S shaping up to be another phenomenal season for Olympian Brenessa Thompson who last week clocked a time that, once sanctioned, would be a new national indoor record in the women’s 60 metres.Despite coming fourth in the women’s 60m sprint last Saturday at the Texas A&M Aggie Twilight meet, the 7.40 seconds Thompson ran superseded the 7.41 seconds standing record, which she herself had set last year December.This record comes within weeks after the Texas A&M University athlete set the women’s 200m indoor record at 23.36 seconds. This brings up Thompson’s total national records to four, two indoor and two outdoor, and no doubt the 20-year-old is just getting started.Thompson already has the 100m and 200m outdoor national records to her name, both of which she set last year. She clocked the 22.99 seconds in the 200m last year May, while she made history as the first athlete to make a track event at a local venue when she set the 11.14 seconds women’s 100m record at the Aliann Pompey Invitational.Thompson was among only four Guyanese athletes who qualified to participate at last year’s Rio Olympics, and the only one who qualified to participate in more than one event.Thompson was in the women’s 100m and 200m events.
(REUTERS) – The MCC World Cricket committee has asked the powerful Indian board to back the bid for the sport’s Olympics inclusion, saying it would greatly benefit the game.Cricket was last played at the Olympics in the 1900 Paris Games and the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) has said most of its members backed the inclusion of the 20-overs format in Olympic Games.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is open to cricket’s future inclusion provided all top teams compete but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the game’s richest and most influential board, has been rather reluctant.After the MCC Committee meetings this week, the panel of former players requested the BCCI to reconsider its stance.“It’s one of those things that have frustrated me,” committee chairman Mike Gatting told a news conference.”We would like to urge the BCCI to have a look at it again and support the main body of boards that would like to get into the Olympics…“It seems strange that everyone else seems happy to get in there because it’s just going to be so good for the game,” said the former England captain.“Free-to-air TV all over the world: It’s only once every four years. It’s not going to be a scheduling matter. It just seems they seem reticent to try and get involved.”The Indian board has not been keen on cricket’s Olympic inclusion partly because of apprehensions that BCCI might lose its autonomy and be answerable to the country’s Olympic committee.Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who is part of the 14-person independent committee along with Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, Indian Sourav Ganguly and Rod Marsh of Australia, said the sport must be represented by its best players at the Olympics.“We’re very conscious of not lessening the product we’re putting out,” Ponting said.”If cricket makes it into the Olympics it has to be the best players and showcasing the sport for what it is.“The players would want it because of how beneficial they would see that being for the game going forward.”The independent committee also discussed the wage gap in the international game, making helmets compulsory and DRS technology among a variety of other topics.
This weekend’s match up between No. 6 USC and No. 25 Notre Dame always has a lot of hype to it, and it should.The game is a battle between two schools with arguably the country’s most prestigious college football histories.Each program has racked up 11 national championships, and both have had incredible players in college and in the NFL.So, despite USC’s recent dominance over the Fighting Irish, the match up continues to have a lot of hype. It might be the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football based on past glory alone.But because the game is getting so much hype this week and because of other big stories – like the return of Ronald Johnson and the match up between USC’s great passing defense going against the best passer in college football – one story is getting pushed to the side.And that one revolves around Aaron Corp.In summer, the redshirt sophomore quarterback probably circled this game as one of the biggest of the season. It’s not every day a quarterback gets a chance to lead his team to a victory in South Bend, Ind.But a lot has changed in just two months.It’s been a 2009 season filled with highs and lows for Corp. And on Monday, perhaps, Corp may have hit rock bottom.Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Mustain took all the snaps with the second-team offense during Monday’s practice, this following a Saturday scrimmage in which Mustain received ample playing time and converted 10 of 12 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns.Corp, on the other hand, completed only two of three passes in the scrimmage. The coaches barely gave him any playing time.The message was clear: In a season of disappointments so far, Corp was demoted yet again – this time to third string.“[Mustain] is a little bit ahead right now,” Carroll said Monday. “Mitch has just done really well. He feels way more comfortable. He’s throwing the ball consistently.”So two months ago, Corp expected to head the offense against Notre Dame this Saturday. And as of last week, Corp expected to take the field if anything happened to true freshman quarterback Matt Barkley.But now, neither of those scenarios is the case.If anything happens on Saturday to Barkley, Mustain, not Corp, will be the one marching onto the field.It’s hard to imagine that just a short time ago, Corp was on top of the football world, ready to lead USC’s offense for the 2009 season.He was slated as USC’s starting quarterback after winning the job out of spring practice. The position seemed secure, especially because Carroll had never changed his mind before about his starting quarterback after spring.But an unfortunate incident occurred on Aug. 10. During practice, a lineman rolled onto Corp’s left knee. An MRI revealed Corp suffered a small crack on the head of his left fibula, and he would be out for three weeks.That’s all the time Barkley needed to take the starting job away from Corp.But, it wasn’t long until Corp had one more chance to shine. After Barkley suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder during USC’s victory over Ohio State, Corp was once again put on center stage.It appeared that he finally had an opportunity to start a game, or did he?Despite Barkley’s injury, Carroll refused to name a starter until minutes before game time against Washington. Corp, rattled or not by the indecision of his coach, played awful in the game, as USC lost 16-13.In his chance to show the world why he deserved to start, Corp failed. He completed only 13 of 22 passes against an inferior defense, threw an interception and continually threw into heavy coverage.Was the loss entirely his fault? No, but fans needed a scapegoat. Many couldn’t believe this was the same player Carroll had picked as his starting quarterback in the spring. And many couldn’t bear the thought of Corp starting another game.Barkley returned the following week, and Corp was pushed back into his backup role.And now, he is backup to the backup.“Mitch has just elevated his play,” Carroll said. “He’s in position to get in the game a little sooner than Aaron this next time out.”Throughout Corp’s descent, he has said all the right things, such as the game is about competition and that he’s willing to help the team any way he can.But going from first to third has to be tough to swallow for anyone.“Looking back, I was given a shot, and I didn’t perform,” Corp said.At this point, who knows when the next time Corp will be able to step back on the field. It certainly looks like Barkley has the position locked up for this season and beyond. And with Mustain now ahead of Corp on the depth chart, there’s little chance for Corp to see action even during garbage time.So although there is a lot of hype about the game this weekend between USC and Notre Dame, there isn’t much hype about Aaron Corp.It’s probably not how he envisioned his trip to South Bend this summer.“Soft Hands” runs every other Thursday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Champions League and Luis Suarez are inextricably intertwined.At least in the striker’s mind. Interviewing him for TalkSPORT around this time last year, the Uruguayan spoke at length about several topics but the one area he constantly referred back to was Europe’s premier competition.”Dream” was the noun he used most. In the four long years he spent away from it, the Champions League had taken on something of a mystical quality for Suarez. The simple pursuit of hearing that anthem again was enough to drive him to tireless effort with Liverpool. Now, 14 months since that conversation, the No. 9 is not only back in the Champions League, he is one game away from winning it as his Barcelona side take on Juventus.But, if that wasn’t enough to motivate him, there is also the presence of two individuals on the opposite side of the field that have played a part in defining Suarez’s career. As most will know, separate confrontations with defenders Patrice Evra and Giorgio Chiellini led to Suarez missing eight games for Liverpool and 11 for Barcelona through suspensionThe Champions League final will see Luis Suarez facing Giorgio Chiellini for the first time since the Uruguayan bit him on the shoulder at last year’s World Cup.And perhaps unsurprisingly, the internet finds this absolutely hilarious. Here’s some of the best memes so far… –
Well before he heard countless cheers during introductions and anytime he made a basket, Kobe Bryant stayed alone on the court perfecting something he has mastered for nearly 20 years.Bryant shot the basketball. Nearly 2½ hours before the Lakers’ season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at Staples Center, Bryant shot endlessly from various spots along the perimeter. As Bryant worked up a sweat, most of those attempts swished into the basket. “I just love playing. I just love it,” Bryant said. “I love the preparation of it. I want to do it as much as I can, even now for me. It’s just a matter of not doing too much. I don’t look at it as training. I look at it as enjoying what I’m doing.” Would Bryant like the same treatment?“He deserves it, but I don’t think Kobe wants something like that,” Scott said. “Kobe just wants to play.”• Photos: Los Angeles Lakers take on Minnesota Timberwolves in opening game of NBA seasonBryant’s $25 million contract will expire after the 2015-16 season. But he has not decided on his retirement date. Still, the Lakers will honor Bryant’s 20th season with the franchise throughout the year. They featured Bryant’s image on ticket stubs as well as various photos of his career on the team’s media guide. “Everybody is assuming it’s his last year,” Scott said. “Everywhere we go, people are going to show that appreciation for him.” Although he expressed optimism about Bryant prolonging his career, Scott said he has not discussed the future with his star player. “I don’t think that’s something he wants to talk about,” Scott said. “He wants to see how this season goes. In the summer, he’ll weigh the pros and cons and go from there.”Fond memoriesThe Lakers made a statement far more powerful than anything they could have done on the basketball court. They wore gray T-Shirts during pre-game warmups with the words “Flip” on the front and the former Minneapolis Lakers logo.The gesture paid homage to Minnesota Timberwolves executive and coach Flip Saunders dying on Sunday at the age of 60 from cancer. Lakers public address announcer Lawrence Tanter then led a moment of silence before player introductions.“I wish I had known him better and spent more time with him. But in the moments I had with him, he was an unbelievable person,” said Scott, who knew Saunders informally at coaches meetings and golf tournaments. “He made you feel like you’ve known him for a while, even if you just spent 10 or 15 minutes with him.” Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen spent more time with Saunders, who coached him from 2003-05 with the Timberwolves. Madsen waxed nostalgic on how Saunders immediately invited him to his home and helped out at his summer basketball camp. “He was spinning the ball on his finger and putting it behind his back,” Madsen told Los Angeles News group. “The kids had such a good time. Flip didn’t have to do that in the summer time with his family schedule. But he did.”Saunders also granted Madsen his most playing time, averaging a career-high 17.3 minutes in the 2003-04 season.“He made me more confident as a player,” Madsen said. “Every time I saw Flip, he built me up and I knew he cared about me. I cared about him.” The scene sounded similar to Bryant’s rookie season when Lakers teammate Byron Scott noticed him working out at the Forum. Bryant then often told Scott, now the Lakers’ coach, the following goal. “‘I want to be the best player in this league,’” Scott recalled Bryant saying. “He’s always been driven. It hasn’t changed. The only thing that has changed is he’s gotten older.”Much older. The 37-year-old Bryant has entered his 20th and perhaps final NBA season, which sets a league record over former Utah guard John Stockton for most seasons played for one franchise. Bryant called his longevity “crazy.” He praised the Lakers by saying “I’m just extremely fortunate and extremely blessed to be selected by such a classy organization.” Bryant then noted how he “this is like the fifth generation I’ve played against,” ticking off Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. “It’s unbelievable,” Scott said of Bryant’s longevity. “I don’t know if we’ll see that again.”Scott saw something somewhat similar, though. He played with former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 NBA seasons, including 14 with the Lakers. During the 1988-89 season, the NBA honored Abdul-Jabbar with various tributes. Scott described that season as “a circus everywhere we went.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Ernst Statement on Death of Iranian Military Leader Qassem SoleimaniWASHINGTON— Following reports of a successful U.S. military operation that killed Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander of its Quds Force, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement:“Qassem Soleimani orchestrated heinous and reckless actions, including the slaughter of Americans, for far too long. Now, at the direction of President Trump, he has been brought to justice before he could could kill even more Americans. I applaud the work of U.S. military personnel in carrying out this mission. America, and our world, is safer because of Soleimani’s death.” DES MOINES — U.S. Senator Joni Ernst says America and the world is safer after the military strike that killed Iran’s top general.Ernst, a Republican, is the only member of Iowa’s congressional delegation who has released a statement on the operation. Ernst said Qassem Soleimani orchestrated heinous and reckless actions, including the slaughter of Americans, for far too long and he’s been brought to justice at the direction of President Trump. (Read her statement and others below.)Democratic presidential candidates campaigning in the state are reacting to the situation. Former Vice President Joe Biden issued a statement last night, saying Trump just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said there are serious questions about the timing and potential consequences of the Administration’s decision to kill Soleimani. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders posted a video message on Twitter this morning, restating his opposition to the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. Sanders said he’ll do everything he can to prevent a war in Iran.“If you think the war in Iraq was a disaster, my guess is the war in Iran would be even worse,” Sanders said in the video.Andrew Yang issued a series of tweets, beginning with this statement: “War with Iran is the last thing we need and against the will of the American people.”
Submitted by Amanda Salazar, Edge Fitness Amanda Price Salazar, an Olympia personal trainer, battled back from a horrific motorcycle injury.Recently, a new client came to me struggling in several areas health-wise both physically and emotionally. She explained that it was very difficult for her to feel comfortable enough to even reach out and schedule a meeting to possibly get help from me. In fact, she said it took her nine months before deciding to make the phone call. In our first meeting, after hearing some of her story I told her that I could relate as I had a similar story and really did understand how she was feeling and where she was coming from. She looked at me with a confused face and then said, “It’s hard for me to truly believe you when you say that. You look like have looked the way you do all of your life and you seem so confident and almost bullet proof.”Reality hit me. Sometimes, I really do forget that people see me quite differently than I see myself. I am in a much healthier body, but my mind forgets this sometimes. I started by telling her that of all the things that I am now, the one thing know I am not……is that I AM NOT BULLET PROOF.Most personal trainers have overcome some sort of health struggle which later brings them to be in their profession today because they want to help and show others that they can do it too. They truly care about their clients and have a passion for what they do.Before deciding to become a health and fitness professional, I had overcome obesity, anorexia, bulimia, depression, low self-esteem, exercise addiction, cancer and recovered from a near death life-changing motorcycle accident and more. After years of hard work and reaching my health and fitness goals, I decided that I wanted to do the same and helping others achieve and live healthier lifestyles was the only thing that I knew was going to make me happy for the rest of my life! So, this is how I came to be a health and fitness expert and I wouldn’t trade the world for it.If you don’t have a personal trainer, nutritionist, or health and fitness coach, I am here to help you take the first step no matter what that step is. Just remember, there is never a perfect time to start and if you wait for that perfect time to happen, it will probably never come. You just have to take the plunge and know that an amazing and positive life change will be ahead of you along with a supportive coach! If you already have a personal trainer, take advantage of all the information they give you, make 100% effort using the tools they give you every chance you get, and don’t forget…….they aren’t bullet proof. They are human and struggle too. Also, thank them for doing what they do. On a daily basis, trainers take in a lot of excuses, whining, complaining, bad language, grunting, venting and more from their clients. Every now and again it is just nice to hear the words…….”Thank you.”Edge Fitness2806 29th Ave. SW, Suite ATunwater, WA 98512360.790.6767www.edgefitnessnow.com Here is a picture of ME. It is one of the last pictures I allowed to be taken of myself before I went past the 200 pound mark. I was full of excuses, held personal pity parties daily, was always feeling bad for myself, and had the worst self-esteem and self-confidence ever. Who was I kidding!??? Every day, I had the ability to make a conscious correct choice, but used excuse after excuse to make the wrong choices. It exhausted me to the point in my life where I was ready to give up on life itself. But, luckily one day…… a personal trainer decided to help me and began to bring me back to reality. Some say it is expensive, but how can you put a price on life, happiness, and success. My trainer was the best investment I have ever made. Facebook28Tweet0Pin0 When I tell my clients to stop making excuses, never say never, get dialed in and to take control of their lives over and over and over…..it is because I did the exact opposite for so many years of my life and it almost killed me. One day, a personal trainer who cared about me, took me under his wing and saved my life! I’ll never forget him.
JOSE MOURINHO has said that with Harry Kane out injured, Tottenham now don’t have a striker in their squad.The Portugese did not mention Troy Parrott at any point in his press conference yesterday.1 Irish fans have been hoping Kane’s injury would open the door to more game-time for ParrottCredit: ReutersWhen quizzed on how his side’s attack will have to change with their talisman out injured for the next few months, he gave a downbeat response.He said: “We don’t have another one. There is not a striker in the squad. We have only one, he is not fit, we don’t have another one.”You know that you cannot play like we normally play when Harry Kane is not in the team.”The only thing I can tell you is that of course we cannot do the same way as with Harry.”IRISH HOPEIrish fans had hoped that 17-year-old Parrott would get more time in the first-team as the season went on but especially in the wake of the England captain’s injury.He made his first senior start in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester earlier in the season.Mourinho then gave him Premier League debut bringing him off the bench in a win against Burnley.It is expected that he’ll sign a new contract with the club next month when he turns 18.DECISION TIMEThe Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich but Mourinho has said that he is keen for him to stay.Mourinho said: “The next step for him is to sign a new contract at the club long-term and then it is for everyone to decide what is best for is development.”In this club we care about our players.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raid”It is also to find the best pathway to develop.”However, his manager appears to currently only view him as a player for the future.He said previously: “Some minutes will arrive like it happened against Burnley, and step by step but [we are] not in a situation where we see Harry Kane is injured and Parrott is the man to resolve our problems.”