Customers stop suspect who began shooting inside of a restaurant

first_imgOfficials in West Palm Beach are reporting that a suspect with an extensive criminal history was briefly subdued by customers at a restaurant after he opened fire inside the establishment.The incident was reported on Saturday around 5:30 pm at the Capri Restaurant on Southern Boulevard.According to the report, 64-year-old Armando Zambrano was asked to leave the property but refused to do so. He then got into a verbal altercation which ended with Zambrano leaving the restaurant but promising to return.Almost 10 minutes later, Zambrano reappeared at the restaurant and shot at a group of men playing dominoes.One man inside the establishment was able to get the gun away from Zambrano but Zambrano managed to flee the property.Zambrano was later arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.Authorities also reported that his extensive criminal history includes charges for making a terroristic threat to a government building and attacking a federal agent.last_img read more

Steel Sensations…A look at the defensive line

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) tries to pass over defensive lineman Daniel McCullers (74) during NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)The defense has been somewhat of a weakness over the past two seasons and as a result the team finished with consecutive 8-8 records. It’s time for this side of the ball to step up and it all starts with the defensive line.The team did a lot of overhauling with this particular unit in the offseason and some familiar faces such as Brett Keisel and Ziggy Hood are no longer here. The line will need to stuff the holes and prevent the run this season, something they couldn’t do in 2013 when they finished 21st in the league, allowing 1,849 yards on the ground.The defensive ends will be led by Cam Heyward, who had a breakout 2013 and is primed to take the next step in 2014. He’s the next super star on this defense that is in need of a new, young one. Heyward, who started thirteen games last season, put up 59 tackles, five sacks and even deflected seven passes.Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) fends off Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little after a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/David Richard)The other starter at defensive end will be a battle between 2nd year player Nick Williams, rookie Stephon Tuitt and Cam Thomas, signed in free agency.I believe that Stephon Tuitt will eventually be the guy but the opener will see Cam Thomas play in that spot. Thomas is unique in that he can play both end and defensive tackle if necessary so he’s certainly valuable.  Nick Williams will be a great reserve and can start in a pinch as well.The team has three other ends on the roster in rookies Ethan Hemer and Josh Mauro along with second year player Brian Arnfelt. There is a very slim chance that one of these guys will make the 53 man roster but it’s more likely that none will make the team and one will be kept on the practice squad. That is really going to come down to how they play in the pre season games and who may seem to have some potential for the team to use them in practice situations.The defensive tackle spot will be occupied by Steve McLendon again. McClendon started 10 games last year and recorded a solid 33 tackles.  He’s getting better with each season and it’s going to be on him to really lead the way in stuffing the run.Pushing McLendon for time will be rookie Daniel McCullers. The 6 7’ 352 pound tackles has a lot of upside and has been impressive in camp thus far. He will be a huge asset for the black and gold in obvious running downs and goal line situations and there is very strong chance that he takes over for McLendon somewhere in the middle of the season as the starter. At the very least, McCullers is the future starter and he’ll gain a lot of playing experience in 2014.Hebron Fangupo will be a guy that’s kept around to play tackle as well. Fangupo can come in to provide guys a breather and is talented enough to play a series at a time, if needed.Additionally, as mentioned, Cam Thomas could be a guy that plays the tackle spot and he may see time there on certain downs or if all goes well at the defensive end spot with Stephon Tuitt, Thomas could move into a more prevalent role at tackle.Al Lapuaho and Roy Philon currently occupy roster spots as defensive tackles but they will not make the team when it’s all said and done.No matter how it plays out, it’s essential that this unit improves dramatically over last years’ version. The Steelers defense has always been known for stuffing the run and it’s a must for this unit to succeed in doing their job so the guys playing behind them can succeed doing theirs.I fully expect an improvement from that 21st ranking last season and wouldn’t be shocked to see the run defense get back into the top ten.Cam Heyward is the leader of this crew and as he goes, they’ll go.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

DD Gardening: Here’s why watering is important for your plant

first_imgIn this weekend’s garden column, I discuss how important watering is for your plants. This includes summer bedding, roses, shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals and lawns.As we head into summer, we tend to have days without significant rainfall. As I discussed in a previous column in regards to lawn care, we can see reminisce of last summer’s drought on our lawns.Did you know us humans would only survive 48hrs without consuming a liquid? Crazy! Advertisement Well plants are similar and water is vastly important to a plants growth and longevity.Capillary Action The plants use xylem and phloem to pass nutrients and much more back forth from the leaves to the roots. These are very similar to our arteries and veins and work in a similar principle.This exercise of passing these nutrients and water from the very bottom, the roots to the new growth on the very top of trees, flowers and shrubs is by a capillary force. Advertisement This allows the mightiest of trees to rush nutrients and water all the way up to the new growth. This action is basically where there is a pull on one and not the other.Nutrients Almost all water contains properties of different nutrients such as calcium, iron and magnesium. These are all vastly important for plants growth.Slight defiance can lead to discolouration of the veins, leaves and stunted growth. An example is bottom end rot in tomatoes which is caused by inconsistent watering and imbalance of calcium being made available.Photosynthesis This is the uptake of Carbon Dioxide C02 and the release of Oxygen 02. Stomata which are small pores in the leaves uptake air and through a chemical reaction release it as oxygen.As you can imagine during this process water vapour is also lost. Once the plant realises that there isn’t sufficient water available it will shut down these stomata to keep water stores available.Once this occurs, the plants growth is slowed as they cannot carry out photosynthesis.Diseases & Pests Once plants become stressed cause them to become vulnerable and susceptible to diseases and pests. Once their systems shut down, the plant can’t defend itself properly from attacks.Similar to when us human’s immune system becomes weakened we tend to find it hard to battle other sicknesses.Cooling As you can imagine during these warm dry spells of weather, the temperature can rise significantly. Generally speaking, most plants will significantly slow down their growth rate at around 28 degrees Celsius.This is to ensure they retain as much water moisture as best as possible. So watering helps cool them down and reduces further stressing occurring.Over WateringThis is when the plant has reached peak saturation and there is still water available to it. This can be even more detrimental to them then under watering.As the saying goes, it’s near on impossible to put toothpaste back into the tub once it has been removed. This can apply in this situation as well, it’s very difficult to remove excess water from your soil or compost once it has been applied. Most plants generally don’t like their roots sitting in damp, cold water conditions.Under WateringThere’s a point of no return which is called ‘The Permanent Wilting Point’. This a point of no return as all the moisture has been used up by the plant and has no other sources to avail of. Carefully monitoring of your plant is critical. Look out for leaves or new growth wilting. That will be the first signs of under watering.When to Water? Little and often is the key to watering. I believe in watering early in the morning. This helps prepare your plant for the day ahead.Watering late in the evening means your plant will sit in damp conditions for many hours. This may result in an increase in pest and diseases as well as affecting your plants growth.If you have any questions on this article or any other gardening questions please feel free to contact me. Contact details are below.Happy Gardening! Conor GallinaghBAgrSc, Horticulture, Landscape, & Sportsturf ManagementMCIHortWebsite: conorgallinagh.comEmail: [email protected]: Conor Gallinagh – Horticulture ConsultantInstagram: @conorgallinaghTwitter: @ConorGallinaghDD Gardening: Here’s why watering is important for your plant was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Conor GallinaghShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th

first_imgLATEST STORIES Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “He (Sterling) is still young, he’s able to improve,” Guardiola said. “We are going to be there to help him to become a better player. We are so satisfied with his performance.”___LATE AGAINWhen Arsenal went into added time still level with Burnley, history suggested victory was still within its grasp.On its last trip to Turf Moor, in October 2016, Laurent Koscielny scored the only goal in the 93rd minute. In the corresponding fixture at the Emirates Stadium in January, Sanchez stepped up eight minutes into added time to give Arsenal a 2-1 win after Andre Gray had leveled with a penalty of his own five minutes earlier.There was only one spot kick on this occasion, as Sanchez found the bottom corner two minutes into stoppage time after James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Aaron Ramsey.“There’s a lot of me inside, that’s raging a lot,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. “Football’s a harsh game and sometimes it hurts you.”It was only the second away victory in the Premier League for Arsenal this season and came against a Burnley side on a three-match winning streak, in which it had not conceded. The win moves the Gunners back above Tottenham and into the top four, but it remains 12 points adrift of City.___EVERTON CRISIS Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Read Nextcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort There was some fortune attached to the winning goal. Substitute Gabriel Jesus had his shot saved, but it popped up into Sterling’s midriff and looped into the top corner.___STERLING ON THE UPIt wasn’t Sterling’s first late winner of the season for City. The England winger scored deep into stoppage time at Bournemouth in August to secure a 2-1 victory.Sterling has previously faced criticism for failing to add end product to his prodigious dribbling skills and pace, but he has been prolific in front of goal so far this campaign. His goal at Huddersfield was his 12th in 18 appearances in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates with teammate Kyle Walker after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith’s stadium, in Huddersfield, England, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LONDON — Only a third of the way into its Premier League campaign, Manchester City is already making history.Pep Guardiola’s City defeated Huddersfield 2-1 Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win. City also moved to 37 points from 13 games — the highest ever points total at this stage of a Premier League season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After Huddersfield took a shock lead, Raheem Sterling won a penalty — which Sergio Aguero converted to draw the teams level — before completing the comeback himself six minutes from time to restore an eight-point lead for City at the top of the table.Elsewhere, Alexis Sanchez’s last-minute penalty gave Arsenal a 1-0 win at Burnley and Southampton crushed Everton 4-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter handing Manchester United its first league defeat of the season in October, Huddersfield had another famous victory in its sights when Christopher Schindler’s header deflected in via City’s Nicolas Otamendi in added time at the end of the first half.However, City leveled just two minutes after the break when Aguero calmly converted his spot kick after Sterling was brought down by Scott Malone. Having started the season considered the side most likely to challenge the Premier League’s “Big Six,” Everton is swiftly falling into a fight at the other end of the table.Southampton became the latest side to take advantage of Everton’s disarray. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long-range strike canceled out Dusan Tadic’s opener, but Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers before Steven Davis rounded off the scoring.Former Everton player David Unsworth has been in temporary charge since Ronald Koeman was fired on Oct. 23, but has managed just one win during his seven-game tenure. The club is still searching for a permanent replacement, with Unsworth’s failure to improve results likely having ruled him out.“I wouldn’t go that far so early,” said Unsworth, when asked if Everton were embroiled in the relegation fight. “I think we are in a tough moment, I think we have a massive week ahead of us. If you ask me that question next week I can give you a more honest view.Everton is now 16th, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Southampton moved up to 10th.last_img read more

Chot drops ‘disinterested’ Abueva, Almazan for 2nd leg: ‘They haven’t showed up’

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “The reason why were dropping Abueva and Almazan for the second window is because they haven’t showed up. It’s already our third practice and they are still nowhere to be found. It’s simply a matter of disinterest,” said Reyes.“I guess they’re not interested so we have to move on. If they don’t want to be a part of the pool, that’s the reason we’re dropping them for the second window. We can’t wait for those guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBoth Abueva and Almazan have not attended in the pool’s first three sessions since the national team resumed its practices.“I don’t know if anyone told [Abueva and Almazan], but we made that announcement today. It’s been communicated with the team and the reason it’s not been communicated with them is because they’re not here. How can we communicate with them if they’re not here?,” a frustrated Reyes said.center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cutting Almazan and Abueva is also a message to the other players, who want to be part of the team.Reyes said the players must be fully committed to the program if they want to make the team.“I talked to the players earlier and I reminded them that the entire program is about the players’ desire to be here,” he said. “I think one of the reasons why we’re successful is because we have players who want to be here and put in the effort and dedication.”Gilas Pilipinas is preparing for its pair of games beginning with Australia on February 22 in Melbourne, before facing Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes dropped the hammer on erring pool members as he took Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan out of the national team pool for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.The outspoken mentor said he had enough of the two not showing up in the weekly Monday practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoMalmo midfielder Brorsson: We’ll give Chelsea a hard, tough match

first_imgMalmo midfielder Brorsson: We’ll give Chelsea a hard, tough matchby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMalmo FF midfielder Franz Brorsson has mixed emotions drawing Chelsea in their Europa League tie.The two teams will meet in the round of 32.Brorsson stated: “It was the toughest possible. Interesting in terms of sport. What a challenge. I would love to see an easier opponent. I immediately thought, ‘a really big team’. There are many friends who will ask about tickets.”On their chances, Brorsson added: “It’s hard to put numbers on it. We are a giant, great underdog. There is no arguing on the matter. There are probably not many who think we’ll do this, but we’re going to give Chelsea a hard, tough match.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Modec Wins FPSO Construction Gig from Libra Consortium

first_imgzoom Japanese supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms Modec has been hired by a Petrobras-led Libra consortium to build and operate a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.Under the terms of the deal, Modec is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, installation and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. Sofec, a Modec company, has been entrusted with the design and supply of the spread mooring system.The FPSO will be capable of processing 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 12 million cubic meters of gas per day, 225,000 barrels of water injection per day and will have storage capacity of 1,400,000 barrels of crude oil, Modec said.The vessel is intended for deployment at the Mero field in the giant “pre-salt” region of the Santos Basin some 180 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at a water depth approximately 2,100 meters.The first oil production by the FPSO is planned for 2021.The Libra consortium is formed by Petrobras (operator, 40 pct), Shell Brasil (20 pct), Total (20 pct), CNPC (10 pct) and CNOOC Limited (10 pct), and state-owned Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA), as manager of the production sharing contract.last_img read more

Candidates debate the future of old Winnipeg military base

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s one of the most affluent federal ridings in Manitoba.And while Winnipeg-South Centre has no Indigenous candidates in this election, it is home to a former military base on 25 hectares of prime land that could one day make up one of the country’s largest urban reserves.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports on one of the big election issues in the riding.last_img

Toronto stock index up modestly as Wall Street hits another record high

first_imgTORONTO – North American markets nudged higher Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting minutes signalled a December rate hike is still on track.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 30.04 points to 15,800.40.In New York, it was another record-setting day on Wall Street, despite meagre market movements.The Dow Jones industrial average added 42.21 points at 22,872.89, the S&P 500 index inched up 4.60 points at 2,555.24 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 16.30 points to 6,603.55.Wednesday’s release of the Fed’s September meeting minutes showed that although officials struggled to come to term with persistently low inflation, some were worried that low unemployment could result in a quick rebound in inflation, and a third rate hike was needed. The central banking system previously raised rates in June and March.Still, this release signalled nothing new in terms of market expectations, said Macan Nia, a senior investment strategist at Manulife Investments.“The Fed minutes alluded to the likelihood of an increase in December by 25 basis points, that we believe has already been priced into the market,” he said.Nia added market participants were also watching Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump closely, but there were little signals from their press conference on Wednesday.“We’re all very interested to see the outcome in terms of the NAFTA negotiation,” he said.”We’re all sitting back and waiting to see more concrete details in terms of proposals.”Meanwhile in corporate news, shares of licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) rose 5.92 per cent Wednesday, on news of a tie-up with a B.C. greenhouse operator which would more than double its production footprint to about 2.3 million square feet.In commodities, the November crude contract added 38 cents to US$51.30 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.89 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $4.90 to US$1,288.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up four cents to US$3.10 a pound.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 80.01 cents US, up 0.02 of a cent.last_img read more

Malaysia shuts schools after hundreds affected by toxic waste dump

first_imgKuala Lumpur: Malaysia has closed 34 schools after hundreds of people fell ill when toxic waste was dumped into a river, the education minister said Wednesday, warning the situation was getting worse. A lorry is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state last week, sending toxic fumes across a wide area and causing those affected to display symptoms of poisoning such as nausea and vomiting. About 300 people, many of them children, received medical treatment after inhaling the fumes and scores have been admitted to hospital, according to official news agency Bernama. Reports said it was unclear what type of poisonous gas had been emitted near the industrial town of Pasir Gudang. Education Minister Maszlee Malik said he visited the area and saw scores of students being brought by ambulance to a makeshift emergency centre. He then decided to order the immediate closure of 34 schools. “Unfortunately, the situation has become more critical,” he said in a statement. “The education ministry views this seriously as it involves the lives of students and teachers and school workers.” A man suspected to have been involved in dumping the waste will be charged in court as soon as Thursday, the environment minister said. He faces up to five years in jail if found guilty of breaking environmental protection laws.last_img read more