5 Floridians arrested for illegally harvesting Saw Palmetto Berries

first_imgIt’s a seasonal crime!Five Floridians are facing misdemeanor charges for illegally harvesting Saw Palmetto Berries.Residents in Lehigh Acres say it’s common to see people picking the berries and even going into private properties to do so.However, in July last year, Saw Palmetto Berries were added to the list of commercially exploited plants in the state.Now a special permit is required to harvest the berries.The berries are used in certain medicines and are sold for about $1.25 per pound.If an individual is found illegally harvesting them, the berries are returned to the owner, or destroyed.last_img

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NBA Draft: Brooklyn Nets select Chris McCullough with 29th pick

first_imgBROOKLYN, N.Y.— Despite playing just 16 games in his college career, Chris McCullough was still selected in the first round of the NBA draft.The 19-year-old suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, couldn’t work out for teams, and had minimal experience against top competition, but was taken No. 29 overall in the first round by the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night at Barclays Center.McCullough averaged 9.3 points per game last season, though only 4.3 during his final eight games. He played in just three conference games, where he averaged three points per game. Had he stayed healthy, some projected McCullough to be a lottery pick, though Jim Boeheim thought otherwise.McCullough came into Syracuse with question marks — why he was expelled from Brewster Academy chief among them — but showed early on in his Syracuse career that length and athleticism were not points of concern.There’s no guarantee that he’ll be ready for start of the upcoming season, but his potential abilities in the long-term proved to be more enticing than what he could provide early in the 2015-2016 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Mike Tyson gets emotional while speaking about Muhammad Ali; watch video

first_imgAlso Read | Mike Tyson Feels That He Could Never Have Beaten Muhammad Ali At His PrimeAlso Read | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Written By Raj Sarkar Also Read | Tyson Fury Spars With Kid Brother Tommy Fury; Fans Inspired By The DuoBoxing: Mike Tyson vs Muhammad AliDespite being one of the most feared boxers of all time, Mike Tyson remains to be a man of his limits. The former World Champion has always been respectful towards Muhammad Ali and fans were shocked to see Mike Tyson getting emotional about it. Mike Tyson’s boxing record: 50-6Muhammad Ali’s boxing record: 56-5 WATCH US LIVE If you have watched Mike Tyson in his prime, you would think that he is a person without emotions. The youngest World Champion demolished his opponents with vicious punches and showed no mercy while throwing those horrifying jabs. Mike Tyson’s aggressive nature and hunger for knockouts earned him the title of ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’. However, that did not drain out his emotions completely. Iron Mike once got emotional and drained out all his feelings while talking about The Great Muhammad Ali.Also Read  | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’Boxing: Mike Tyson gets emotional about Muhammad AliBoxing fans have often compared Mike Tyson with Muhammad Ali and there have been numerous debates about who is the superior boxer. Well, Mike Tyson believes that Muhammad Ali is definitely the superior one and he could have never surpassed a prime Ali. The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ got emotional while talking about Muhammad Ali a few months back.In an interview with Michael Rapaport, Mike Tyson acknowledged Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of all time before getting emotional about it. According to Tyson, Muhammad Ali is a giant and there’s no way other fighters can match him. COMMENT Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 15:36 IST Mike Tyson Gets Emotional While Speaking About Muhammad Ali; Watch Video Mike Tyson has got emotions. He showed it while speaking about the all-time great Muhammad Ali. Watch Mike Tyson getting emotional in an interview from March. First Published: 11th December, 2019 15:36 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Mike Tyson’s exact words were, “He (Muhammad Ali) would die for this sh*t. I  (Mike Tyson) am not going to die for this. That’s real talk. Ali is a savage. He (Muhammad Ali) is a different breed of person. He is not like us.” Take a look at an emotional Mike Tyson. LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Community Shield: Liverpool, Man City Renew Rivalry

first_imgThe rivalry exploded into life during the 2017/18 season – when the two sides played out four thrilling encounters in the Premier League and Champions League – and intensified during last season’s title race.There is also fierce personal competition between the managers, who previously locked horns with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Germany.For the most part, however, and unlike Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, Klopp and Guardiola have paid each other compliments.Guardiola has repeatedly praised Klopp’s Liverpool, saying they pushed City to new heights last season, while Klopp revealed he shared an amicable phone conversation with Guardiola after Liverpool’s Champions League final win over Tottenham in June. “We promised each other that we will kick each other’s butts again next season,” he said.However, Klopp’s recent comments on City’s spending certainly irked Guardiola. The German said Liverpool can’t afford to spend like their rivals because they do not live in a “fantasia land where you get whatever you want”, with Guardiola admitting he was “bothered” by the claim. “Of course I don’t like it because it’s not true,” he said.A feisty encounter at Wembley today could set the tone for the season ahead.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool and Manchester City go head to head in the Community Shield today, with both teams keen to strike the first blow of the new season.City and Liverpool contested one of the tightest title races in Premier League history last season, finishing on 98 and 97 points respectively. Pep Guardiola’s side claimed a clean sweep of domestic trophies, with Jurgen Klopp’s men clinching Champions League glory over Tottenham in Madrid.Their rivalry is not yet at Manchester United-Arsenal 1996-2005 levels, but it certainly adds an extra layer of intrigue to today’s encounter.last_img read more

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Fitness Friday: Is Sitting Too Long Causing Your Health Issues?

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisDo you feel exhausted, and even find yourself gaining weight? It could be because you’re sitting way too much. Just walking 15 mins every other hour could help benefit your health! Bay Athletic Club Trainer, Sarah Morrison offers tips and information on sitting.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Community Weight Loss Competition ‘Thinner Winner’ ReturnsNext Alpena High School Inducts Three More ‘Hall of Fame’ Memberslast_img

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2018 NBA Draft: Who is Moritz Wagner, the Lakers’ 25th pick?

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers With the 25th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the Lakers selected Michigan center Moritz “Moe” Wagner.Here’s a quick look at whom the Lakers are getting:School: MichiganYear: Junior What they say: Standing near 7 feet, Wagner’s ace shooting from behind the arc will make him a likely stretch-four for the Lakers. Wagner is known as an emotional player and leader, as Michigan advanced to the NCAA Championship Game with Wagner featuring as an offensive focal point throughout. He has, however, struggled to defend and that limited his ceiling in the Draft.Notable: Wagner grew up playing for clubs in his home country of Germany, making the top-tier team of Bundesliga as a 17-year-old. Still, he was not heavily recruited by American college programs until Michigan coach John Beilein saw his highlight reel, then flew out to Germany to meet him in person. The offer from Michigan was the only one Wagner received.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAge: 21Position: CenterHeight: 6-foot-11Stats: He averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.5 blocked shots per game and shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range over his last two seasons.Honors: All Big-Ten second-team during the regular season, Wagner led the Wolverines to their second straight Big Ten Tournament title, earning tourney MVP honors. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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A’s recruit Tom Hanks to provide stadium sound during COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgHanks was born in Concord, Calif., just a short train ride from Oakland. He’s also an avid sports fan.Like every other MLB team, the A’s are trying to find creative ways to bring their ballpark to life without spectators in attendance. Along with Hanks’ voice, they will funnel fan sounds into the stadium.Oakland begins its season Friday night against the Angels. In his Hollywood career, Hanks has provided the iconic voice of Woody from “Toy Story” and acted in the baseball movie “A League of Their Own.” He was also a vendor himself before beginning his ascent in film.Life is like a box of… popcorn. 🍿East Bay’s own @tomhanks is reprising one of his first roles as a Coliseum vendor! See if you can hear him mixed in with the crowd noise during tonight’s #OpeningDay broadcast.#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/o84TzuTLiX— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) July 24, 2020MORE: Jays finally land on new home The A’s will pipe Tom Hanks’ voice into the Coliseum this year to help provide a realistic feel without fans or employees in the stands.Hanks will voice act as a stadium vendor selling hot dogs, scorecards, peanuts and soda.last_img read more

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‘The Color of Sundays,’ by Andrew Conte, tells Nunn’s ‘story’

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier ANDREW CONTEBill Nunn Jr. never wanted me to tell his story.Sure, he had changed the history of the National Football League, and he had played a key role in the Steelers winning more Super Bowls than any other team.But Nunn insisted on deflecting praise to others. The story, he insisted, started before him—and would continue after. He challenged me to write, instead, about the first African Americans who played football.I ended up doing both.Nunn’s story started with the Pittsburgh Courier, where his father worked as managing editor. When he came of age, Nunn joined the newspaper too, traveling thousands of miles each fall to compile the Courier’s Black college All-America football teams.In the process, by focusing on the athletes rather than their skin color, Nunn came to find talent that others overlooked.That proved strategic for the Steelers. They hired Nunn as a team scout, and he discovered players such as John Stallworth, L.C. Greenwood, Donnie Shell, Glen Edwards, Sam Davis and many others. They played at small Black colleges, beyond the NFL’s line of sight.Ultimately, with Nunn’s help, I came to see a broader story too.The changes he brought about did not stop at the edge of the gridiron. Football helped the United States become a better nation by showing Americans how to cheer for the best players—without blind spots to race or ethnicity.(Andrew Conte is an author, reporter, and director of Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation. “The Color of Sundays” is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.)last_img read more

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Eddie Jones faces train abuse

first_imgJones is reported to have travelled standard class from Edinburgh to Manchester on Sunday, watching Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford before later continuing his journey to London.It is claimed Jones faced both physical and verbal abuse from others on the train and the Australian says he will review his future transport arrangements.”I try and do the right thing by the fans but if that happens then you’ve got to have a look at your own safety,” said Jones. “I never knock back a request for a selfie unless I’m racing to somewhere. I did a lot.”For me to travel on public transport, I thought was OK. I’m a human being. I don’t consider myself any different from anyone else. But I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that. I can’t, because it was shown on Sunday what happens when I do.”That’s the world we live in. It wasn’t comfortable. It was a bit of both [physical and verbal]. After a loss, no I wouldn’t [catch a train again]. It’s part of the challenge.”When I came to England, I knew there were going to be challenges. As an Australian coaching England, there were always going to be challenges and that’s just one of them.”Asked whether he was surprised by the incident, Jones added: “Massively, but that’s the world we live in.”I don’t want to get into it, guys. I don’t want to make a big deal about it. It’s over and done with. We march on – we’ve got a game against France.”England face France in Paris on March 10. Photo Getty Images. Caption: England coach Eddie Joneslast_img read more

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Clippers deal Wesley Johnson to Pelicans

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Johnson averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 222 games over three seasons with the Clippers. He made 53 starts during that span.The 31-year-old forward has also played for Minnesota, Phoenix and the Lakers during his eight-year NBA career, during which he’s averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAjinca averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 293 games for Charlotte, Dallas, Toronto and the Pelicans during his seven-year NBA career. The 30-year-old center from France was selected 20th overall by the Hornets in the 2008 draft.In another move, the Clippers waived Jawun Evans, who was one of a glut of guards on the roster. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Evans averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 48 games as a rookie last season with the team.The 22-year-old guard played at Oklahoma State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers reacts after hitting a three-point basket againt the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired center Alexis Ajinca from New Orleans in exchange for forward Wesley Johnson.The Clippers subsequently waived Ajinca on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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