Cops cut to the chase

first_imgForget cops and robbers, cops and doughnuts are two words that have gone together since the dawn of time. And this is now the name of a new doughnut shop in Clare City, Michigan – owned, that’s right, by cops. Only in America.This joyous cohesion came about when the Clare City Bakery, around since 1896, came within weeks of closing down under its previous owners. So desperate was Clare City Police Department not to lose its favourite snacking spot, that all nine members clubbed together to save it.You can even buy merchandise at the shop, such as a mugs, badges and t-shirts with slogans including: ’You have the right to remain glazed’ and ’Fighting crime, one doughnut at a time’. If only that were true! Or perhaps the staff make extra large ones and use them to lasso criminals? We’re sure they’ll be naming their doughnuts after America’s Most Wanted next, and hopefully not after the cops who own it, who have nicknames such as Grasshopper, Beaver, Squirt and Dog Man.You can almost hear the delighted whoops of criminals across the city as, with all nine police officers in the area sure to be munching on a doughnut and sipping hot coffee, who’s going to be out on the beat?last_img read more

Long Island Weather: More Snow on Monday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter weather advisory is in effect through midnight for all dark purple areas. (National Weather Service)Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are under a winter weather advisory through midnight as more snow heads toward Long Island Monday.Accumulations are expected to reach 2 to 3 inches with isolated areas up to 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service, with 40 mph wind gusts and visibilities less than 1 mile at times.Light, wet snow is expected to develop this morning and continue into tonight but will hit hardest after 1 p.m.Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch is possible before the evening commute.Snow is expected to taper off before 9 p.m. with new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.last_img read more

Ross Stripling and power bats get Dodgers back to .500 with win in Pittsburgh

first_img Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching “We didn’t finish the job,” Roberts joked.If the Dodgers haven’t finished their job either, the return to .500 represents a satisfying moment along the way.“It does. It absolutely does,” Roberts said. “We’ve kind of stayed the course and kept playing and not let things we can’t control affect us.“For us to get back to .500, we’re back in the mix. But now the goal is to keep playing good baseball.”The power surge figures to be key to that. Puig had no home runs in his first 108 plate appearances but his solo homer in the fourth inning off Musgrove was his seventh in his last 66 plate appearances, part of a surge that has seen him bat .329 (23 for 70) in 23 games since returning from a brief trip to the DL.The Dodgers’ final home run Tuesday was hit by Cody Bellinger, back in the lineup after Roberts benched him against a right-handed starting pitcher for the first time this season Sunday. Bellinger banged a long drive off the batter’s eye in straight-away center field for his ninth home run of the season – but only his sixth hit in his last 58 at-bats. PreviousRoss Stripling’s five scoreless innings against the Pirates on Tuesday lowered his ERA for the season to 1.54 – including 1.06 in six starts since stepping into the Dodgers’ rotation full time in early May. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) celebrates with Matt Kemp, left, and Cody Bellinger (35) as he heads to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove in the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Matt Kemp #27 and Cody Bellinger #35 after hitting a two run home run in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) is greeted by manager Dave Roberts, bottom center, as he returns to the dugout after his two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove in the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp watches his RBI sacrifice fly off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tags out Corey Dickerson #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stealing in the second inning at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove delivers in the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Piratesat PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into home plate umpire Jim Reynolds after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor sides into umpire Jim Reynolds (77) after scoring from third on a sacrifice by Matt Kemp in the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into home plate umpire Jim Reynolds after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds third after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tyler Glasnow during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rounds first after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tyler Glasnow in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds second after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, rounds third to greetings from third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tyler Glasnow, center rear, in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Joc Pederson, left, Yasiel Puig, right, and Enrique Hernandez, rear, celebrate after the final out of a 5-0 in over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 05: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 at PNC Park on June 5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Ross Stripling’s five scoreless innings against the Pirates on Tuesday lowered his ERA for the season to 1.54 – including 1.06 in six starts since stepping into the Dodgers’ rotation full time in early May. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)NextShow Caption1 of 22Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)ExpandPITTSBURGH — The Dodgers are a bunch of late boomers.Through their first 42 games this season, the Dodgers gave up home runs at a faster clip (50) than they could hit them (39). Over their past 18 games, though, they have flipped the power dynamic, outhomering their opponents 29-13.Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger each went deep Tuesday night – the fourth consecutive game the Dodgers have hit three home runs – and handed the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-0 loss at PNC Park.The win is the Dodgers’ 14th in their past 18 games and returned them to .500 (30-30) for the first time since April 24 (11-11) – an accomplishment that Dave Roberts joked he was celebrating with a wine bottle perched on his desk. The wine was actually the remnants of a dinner out for Roberts and his coaching staff on the night off Monday. “If anything, I maybe got away from the curveball today which I’ve been throwing so much,” Stripling said, attributing the change in his plan of attack to the scouting report on the Pirates’ hitters. “I threw more heaters. Just kind of trying to stay … where they can’t figure me out. Keep them on their toes.”No one has figured out this revelatory incarnation of Stripling, who has become the unexpected Texan leading the Dodgers’ rotation.The five scoreless innings lowered Stripling’s ERA for the season to 1.54 – including 1.06 in six starts since stepping into the rotation full time in early May. Stripling has allowed one or no earned runs in five of those six starts (and a whopping two earned runs in the other start). He has allowed just 28 hits and walked four while striking out 47 in 34 innings.“I thought he was great,” Roberts said. “I think the thing with Ross is to be able to strike his secondary pitches and trust throwing his fastball in the zone. With that, he can command the fastball but when he needs a punchout in the strike zone he’s missing bats too.”center_img Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Pederson hit just one home run in his first 53 games but has three in his past three – two Saturday in Colorado and a two-run homer in the second inning Tuesday off Pirates starter Joe Musgrove. It was the third home run Pederson hit in his first three plate appearances against Musgrove (the first two came in last fall’s World Series when the right-hander was pitching for the Houston Astros). The return to outslugging opponents is a byproduct of “just being diligent in the strike zone,” Roberts said.“Obviously the first month, month and a half, we didn’t hit the ball out of the ballpark, didn’t slug, didn’t take the walk,” Roberts said. “Now we’re just winning at-bats, winning pitches. You can see guys are aggressive but those home runs are coming in the middle of the count. That’s where good teams do damage. When we’re at our best – running pitch counts up, taking walks when we need to … yeah, the slug is there.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Dodgers’ best pitcher during this 18-game surge to get even has been Ross Stripling, Tuesday in Pittsburgh being just the most recent example.The Pirates managed just four hits, all singles, during five scoreless innings by Stripling and didn’t get a runner past first base until the fifth inning. Even then, they needed help from the Dodgers – shortstop Chris Taylor dropped a throw while trying to turn a double play.The Pirates loaded the bases that inning but Stripling navigated away from damage. Roberts pulled Stripling after that inning pushed his pitch count to 89.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Max Muncy’s 18th-inning homer lifts Dodgers over Red Sox, ends marathon World Series game

first_imgPreviousMax Muncy, center, of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after hitting the game winning home run to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the 18th inning of during game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy, center, of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after hitting the game winning home run to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the 18th inning of during game three of the World Series …last_img

WATCH: Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their picks of NBA champs

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA personalities weighed on the matchup between the three-peat seeking Warriors and the Finals newcomer Raptors, and some have a hidden desire for the upstarts to take the crown.It’s almost unanimous that Golden State could very well end up with another title but there’s also the intriguing option that Toronto, a first-timer in the championship round, could pull off the upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Things to know about these most-international NBA Finals MANILA, Philippines—The upcoming NBA Finals series between the defending champions Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors has some PBA players thorn.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

A fit Alvaro Morata key to Chelsea’s title hopes: Tore Andre Flo

first_imgChampions Chelsea can make up for their slow start in the Premier League provided they can keep Spain forward Alvaro Morata fit, former club striker Tore Andre Flo said in an interview.The London club are currently nine points behind leaders Manchester City after eight matches, prompting fans to wonder if they have already fallen behind in the title race.Former Norway striker Flo believes Chelsea could still mount a title charge and pointed to last season when they went on a 13-match winning streak after dropping seven points in the first six.”It’s been a bit up and down. Much of it has been very, very good but surprisingly we have also dropped some points,” Flo, who scored 50 goals in 163 appearances for Chelsea, told Reuters.”We knew it would be difficult to have the same season as last year. But last year at the beginning Chelsea dropped some points too but then went on to win a lot of consecutive matches.”It’s still possible to end at the top of the table at the end of the season. But it’s difficult, the Manchester teams are doing very well.”Manchester United are currently second, two points behind neighbours City, with Tottenham Hotspur making up the top three in the league.Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, their third loss in the league and only two less than the whole of the last campaign when Italian manager Antonio Conte took them to the title in his first year in west London.advertisement”Obviously we would like to lead the table at the moment but we saw it last year, we can still catch up and do well,” Flo said.”Chelsea are in the Champions League this season and as a club we will really want to do well in that one. We weren’t in the Champions League last year.”Flo, who was in Mumbai as part of Chelsea’s trophy tour and a club foundation programme, blamed injuries for the club’s poor start.Morata, who left Real Madrid for Chelsea in the off-season, has already scored seven goals but missed the Palace defeat through a hamstring injury. N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses are also out with similar problems.The 24-year-old Morata is expected to return from injury and lead the attack against AS Roma in the Champions League later on Wednesday.”Morata is a very good striker and the challenge for Chelsea is to keep him fit. Chelsea will definitely miss him when he’s not playing, when he’s injured,” Flo, who works as a coach for Chelsea’s youth teams, said.Compared to City’s 29 goals, Chelsea have managed 13 and six of them from the 58-million pound ($76.45 million) striker.”If we can keep him fit and he can play a lot of matches then he will score a lot of goals,” Flo said.Belgian Michy Batshuayi has failed to impress as a back-up to Morata but Flo pleaded for more time for Chelsea’s new signings.”Chelsea got quite a few players but if you look at some of the other clubs too that have bought a lot of players,” he said.”If we give little bit of time, I think the players that Chelsea bought will start doing a good job for the team.”I don’t think Chelsea have a problem in front of goal. Batshuayi has shown he can score goals and Chelsea can use him a back-up for Morata.”last_img read more

Someone Needs To Inform Jay Harbaugh That The ‘NCAA Football’ Video Game Is No Longer Developed

first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)The Harbaugh family is all over social media Saturday morning. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is trolling Urban Meyer regarding the Mike Weber situation. His son, Jay Harbaugh, the team’s tight ends coach, is taking a bit more of a wholesome approach. He may be a little misinformed about the topic he’s posting about, however.Harbaugh took to Instagram to post photos of the three NCAA Football covers Michigan has landed – Charles Woodson in 1999, Desmond Howard in 2006, and Denard Robinson in 2014. He wants to know which Wolverines player will be next.The obvious problem here? NCAA Football has been discontinued by EA Sports because of the lawsuits involving former players. After the Ed O’Bannon trial’s conclusion, it’s possible that the series could return, but there has been no word from the video game developer on whether it’s even being considered. Harbaugh had a good thought here, but perhaps he should have chosen a different vehicle.last_img read more

Hydro One again facing uncertain as board resigns for second time in

first_imgThe future of Ontario’s partially privatized utility is again uncertain after political intervention prompted the resignation of the company’s board 16 years after another mass departure.Hydro One’s 14-member board resigned en masse last week after the sudden retirement of chief executive officer Mayo Schmidt, labelled “the six-million-dollar man” on the campaign trail by Premier Doug Ford for his hefty compensation.The premier made it clear that he wanted changes, including reduced electricity rates and lower compensation for the CEO — even though 92 per cent of shareholders other than the province supported Hydro One’s executive compensation approach.However, the move will come with costs of its own.Political interference and a lower pay package will make it more difficult to attract a quality chief executive and directors willing to serve, said Jeremy Rosenfield of Industrial Alliance Securities.“It’s clearly going to have to be somebody who will be able to work with the province and I believe many CEOs will not accept the level of potential political interference that would be required to take this role.”A Ford spokesman declined to confirm a published report that the government threatened to rip up the board’s executive employment contracts unless they negotiated their departures.In addition to dealing with a large activist investor, the new board faces uncertainty about what the new government actually intends to do with its investment, since no strategy was outlined in the campaign, Rosenfield added.Schmidt, who earned a $6.2-million salary last year, became a lightning rod for resentment during the election over rising electricity rates in the province. He would have been entitled to at least $10.7 million in severance if he were to be removed from his job by the board of directors, according to the company’s annual shareholders report released on March 29.According to a statement from Hydro One, Schmidt will not be entitled to severance, and will instead receive a $400,000 lump sum payment in lieu of all post-retirement benefits. But he still stands to earn millions from deferred stock options.Schmidt’s compensation was comparable to the heads of large private utilities like Fortis Inc., Atco Ltd. and Emera Inc. but more than 10 times the payout to Canadian electrical utilities in Quebec and British Columbia.The government will select four board members. A committee of the outgoing board, working with its largest shareholders, will name six others with the new CEO making up the 11th member. The transition to a new board is expected to be completed by Aug. 15.Changing Hydro One’s board alone won’t reduce electricity rates, which are set by the provincial energy regulator.To remain a viable public company, Hydro One has to charge rates to recover costs and be able to make long-term investments, said Rosenfield.“Hypothetically, the government could install a CEO of its choosing who would choose to argue in favour of much lower hydro rates, but it would have to build a business case that would support much lower hydro rates.”While questions about Hydro One’s future remain unanswered, there is a precedent at the power company itself.“We’ve seen this movie once before,” said University of Waterloo professor Jatin Nathwani.In 2002, the utility’s board quit before Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government fired CEO Eleanor Clitheroe over alleged personal spending.“To the extent that the board resigned and there was CEO compensation (issues) it’s similar,” said Radcliffe Latimer, a former board member.“But at the time our board resigned we were a Crown corporation and totally at the pleasure of the minister. Hydro One now is a public corporation so I suspect there are significant governance differences that apply in the two cases.”Hydro One was partially privatized in November 2015, and by December 2017 the province had sold off 53 per cent of its stake.The former Liberal government said privatization would raise $9 billion to fund transit and infrastructure projects. Privatization was also aimed at driving down costs by spinning it off into the hands of private investors.“The whole purpose was to say if we run this as a profit-oriented business then we could cut costs and we can save money for customers in Ontario,” said Nathwani.Investors responded to the latest resignations by sending its shares to an all-time low of $18.57 on Thursday before closing the week down 1.8 per cent to $19.17 in Friday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.“It will take a hit on its valuation for sure with this kind of chaos,” Nathwani said.Some of the concern is whether leadership turmoil at Hydro One could prompt U.S. regulators to hesitate about the planned $6.7-billion takeover of U.S. utility Avista Corp.A series of analysts including Rosenfield downgraded the company after the move despite its stable earnings, healthy earnings growth and attractive yield.“The heightened potential for further political interference in the province’s electricity market and regulated utility framework represent key risk factors that are likely to outweigh Hydro One’s fundamentals over the near term.”Companies in this story: (TSX:H, TSX:FTS, TSX:ACO.X, TSX:EMA)last_img read more