A Virginia restaurant convinced us mannequins are a terrifying idea for MLB ballparks

first_imgyes pic.twitter.com/mkNyt8FxT1— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) May 13, 2020Inn at Little Washington to reopen: “Waiter, there’s a mannequin eating soup.” https://t.co/ws70H2PLiV pic.twitter.com/nRCYLUxwne— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) May 13, 2020Waiters at the eating establishment at the Inn at Little Washington will apparently pour the mannequins wine and ask them questions. Seriously.Now imagine vendors working their way up and down baseball stadium aisles, passing out peanuts and Cracker Jack to unsettling dolls. A seventh-inning stretch in which the mannequins are programed to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in unison.That’s a world we’ll hopefully never live in. There has been intense discussion over the past month about how sports leagues could make empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic feel a little less hollow. The KBO, for example, has recently taken up cardboard cutouts in the stands.One suggestion, which has actually been implemented in Taiwan’s baseball league already, is placing mannequins in empty seats. The theoretical advantage of that over cardboard cutouts is added realism. In practice, though, mannequins are terrifying. Please don’t use mannaquins, MLB.What pushed us to this anti-mannequin conclusion? Pictures of the Virgina-based restaurant filling its empty tables with dressed-up plastic figures. Outside of horror movie fans and the particularly brave, the venue is a no-go for those looking to have a relaxing food experience.MORE: Mark Teixeira criticized for take on baseball labor feudlast_img read more

Woman bites and stabs boyfriend after he asked her for sex

first_imgAuthorities in the Florida Keys are reporting that they have arrested a woman who reportedly bit and stabbed her boyfriend after she became angry about him asking her to have sex.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported that they were called to Fishermen’s Hospital around 6:45 a.m after a man came in requesting treatment for a stab wound.The victim identified as Michael Lozano Flores, told authorities that he suffers from insomnia and after being unable to sleep that night, he asked his girlfriend if she would have sex with him because it helps him sleep.Flores says the request turned into an argument in which his girlfriend Vanessa Nicholson began hitting him and biting him before she ultimately grabbed a 12-inch kitchen knife and stabbed him in the shoulder.“Vanessa became upset when he asked for sex and told him all he cared about was sex,” Flores said in the police report.When authorities questioned Nicholson about the incident, she told them that Flores attacked her and she was forced to stab him in self defense.Authorities eventually made the decision arrest Nicholson because of the inconsistencies in her story.last_img read more

Madrid doubts what the return to Valdebebas will be like

first_imgThe decisions made yesterday by the Council of Ministers to face the de-escalation of professional sports By setting the deadlines for their return, they have not resolved any doubts about the terms of the return. At least, it’s the feeling within Real Madrid, which lacks a more exhaustive detail on how to restart their players’ return to work (both in soccer and basketball).For example, the doubts start with Phase 0, which begins on May 4 (next Monday). The caption dedicated to professional sports says that on that day there may be “individual training sessions for professionals and federated. And basic professional league training “. The club does not know if those individual trainings force only a small group of players to train, or how far They must keep each other in the training field or if the presence of the footballers for practice has to be spaced out for hours. Neither Zidane can decide what is and what limits is called “basic training”. The second question that comes to mind concerns Phase I, which establishes that the opening of high-performance centers is approved with reinforced hygiene and protection measures and, if possible, shifts. “And he adds that he will begin “average training in professional leagues”. In the famous CAR it is not known if they would include, for example, a professional sports city such as Valdebebas. And the “average training” does not specify the level of intensity or numbers of troops in the same. And the third logical and understandable question concerns the famous serological tests that allow players to exercise with the peace of mind of being free from COVID-19. Until a few days ago it seemed certain that the LaLiga was going to take care of doing it two or three days before training began. But now it is not clear if this will be the responsibility of the Higher Sports Council. In that doubt, day 4 is approaching, the day of return to individual training, and in the club they do not know whether or not they can give the order to their players to go that day to exercise in Valdebebas because they do not know if that possibility is included in Phase 0.AND Sergio Ramos, as captain, already made clear on Realmadrid TV the locker room position: “We are crazy to return, but we will not be able to do it until Health tells us that there is no risk to return to play. “The question is simple and direct: Is Health going to be able to guarantee footballers or any other labor union zero risk in returning to activity? The club hopes that during the One day the Higher Sports Council can clarify all those doubts.last_img read more

Frankie Lim takes over head coaching job for Perpetual

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Antonio Tamayo, the owner of University of Perpetual Help, appointed Lim as the head coach and replaced Nosa Omorogbe, who had to fly back to Nigeria to tend to family matters.Lim was initially tapped as the person to oversee Perpetual’s basketball program but was then given the consultant role late in 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd with Lim’s championship experience, getting no less than the school’s first title would be the goal during his tenure.“It’s a process but that’s the goal,” said Lim. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Frankie Lim. PBA IMAGESThe NCAA’s most prolific coach of the 2000s is set to return to the bench, this time to a different shade of the red spectrum.Frankie Lim, the architect of four San Beda titles in the first decade of the new millennium, is set to take over the head coaching duties for University of Perpetual Help.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Lack of Logistics Hampers LNRCS Operations

first_imgThe president of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) says logistical support remains a serious challenge to the Red Cross intervention to help stop further spread of the deadly Ebola virus.According to Mr. Emmanuel Kparh, vehicles, fuel and funding are some of the essential logistics needed to enhance the institutional capacity in the fight against Ebola.The LNRCS is the major organization clothed with the authority to provide humanitarian assistance as well as disaster management in the country.Mr. Kparh spoke Tuesday when the management of National Petroleum (NP) Liberia Limited donated 200-gallons of fuel to the Liberia National Red Cross Society in support of its Ebola intervention.The NP management said that the donation was its little way of buttressing government efforts through the LNRCS to contain the Ebola virus in the country and the Sub-Region. NP is a Sierra Leonean petroleum company. Sierra Leone is one of three countries in the region that is suffering the wrath of the virus.The LRC president thanked  the NP for the fuel donation, describing it as timely to help maximize the Red Cross’ output in its Ebola response activities in the affected counties.The LNRC’s current Ebola response activities are being supported by its movement partners but Mr. Kparh wants other national and international institutions as well to support the Liberian Red Cross as it intensifies efforts to help contain the Ebola virus.The Red Cross is carrying out social mobilization and awareness, contact tracing, psychosocial counseling and providing survivor kits to victims in the seven counties.  It is also now assisting the Ministry of Health in the area of dead body management of Ebola victims for Montserrado only.The LNRC has already declared August as Ebola Month after scaling down activities of other programs and projects to concentrate more on fighting the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia.LNRC secretary general Fayiah Tamba recently told the media that as an auxiliary to government, the LNRC was prepared and ready for the Month of August to utilize every resource at its disposal to fight the disease in support of the government efforts.The Ebola virus, since its outbreak in the region, has claimed over one thousand lives with Guinea, where it originated from, being the hardest hit follow by Sierra Leone and Liberia.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the outbreak in the country as a national tragedy that needs to be brought to an end. She has imposed a 90- day state of emergency which she believes will help contain the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Sirleaf Congratulates Brazil on 194th Independence Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has conveyed a message of warmest congratulations to the Government and people of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the commemoration of the 194th Independence Anniversary of that country.September 7, commonly called Sete de Setembro, is celebrated each year as Brazil’s declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves on September 7, 1822. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, President Sirleaf in her message to Micheal Temer, Interim President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, expressed ardent hope that the two countries will spend some time during this anniversary to recount the deepened collaboration they continue to enjoy and to chart a new course that further strengthens the cordial existing ties between their two countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Caricom Chair stresses importance of regional cooperation

first_imgChairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet has commended member states for their cooperation and solidarity in both times of success and hardships, reminding of some of the achievements as well as challenges all through which the Community has continued to stand firmly. In his end-of-year statement issued on Friday, Chastanet said that Caricom exemplifies that spirit, “when we celebrate our achievements in different fields of endeavour and when we stand in solidarity with those who are faced with adverse circumstances”. In elaborating, he said that nation-states stood solidly at the side of the people of Grand Bahama and Abaco in The Bahamas as they were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.  “It was heart-wrenching for me to witness first-hand the aftermath of that catastrophe which claimed many lives and demolished property and infrastructure. However, it was heart-lifting to see the response, as once again, the other Members of the Community, both individually and regionally, rallied to the support of a sister state in distress, under the direction of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA),” the Chastanet said.The Chairman also noted that a major challenge faced by member states – climate change— and emphasised the importance of regional and global efforts to combat devastating effects which impact the Community.“As we enjoy ourselves over the season, let us not neglect our responsibility to maintain the environment. Let us, for example, take heed of the global anti-plastic campaign which includes avoiding the use of plastic bags, single-use plastics and Styrofoam. Taking care of the environment is one element in building our resilience to mitigate the threats posed by climate change and other issues which threaten to derail our development efforts,” he stated.Further, he added that Caricom will continue to build economic resilience through its cornerstone, the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) which will benefit all members and their nationals.He also mentioned the critical importance of Caricom strengthening certain significant aspects in order to reduce threats to the Community.“The strengthening of our internal arrangements and our actions in concert have been critical in our attempts to minimise threats to the viability of our economies and financial sector, such as those posed by blacklisting and denial of correspondent banking. The disruption to daily life and commercial transactions by those actions is a significant fetter to stability and prosperity,” he said.Chastanet also stated the importance of building and maintaining allies in the international community which would allow member states the opportunity to influence on the international stage and advance our interests.last_img read more

Man in funeral cortege caused crash after pulling into petrol station

first_imgA Fanad man traveling in a funeral cortege pulled into a filling station causing an oncoming vehicle to crash into him.The man, James Friel, pleaded guilty to charges before a recent sitting of Letterkenny District Court. Inspector Shaun Grant outlined details of the case against Mr Friel of Ballymichael, Ballylar PO arising from events on February 6, last year at Loughnakey, Milford.Judge Paul Kelly heard that on the date in question, a Ms Caroline Dorrian had been driving in the direction of Letterkenny when the head-on-collision took place with the defendant’s Peugeot Partner van.James Friel had been travelling in a cortege taking the remains of his neighbour from Letterkenny University Hospital to the wake house.He realised that his van was running out of fuel and turned right across the path of the oncoming vehicle as he attempted to enter the Applegreen service station. The incident was captured on CCTV.Solicitor for the defendant, Kieran Dillon, told the court that the incident occurred at dusk, at approximately 6.48pm and said his 35-year-old client “simply didn’t see the oncoming vehicle”.He said the father of four is a part-time farmer and stressed that matters have been resolved civilly between both insurance companies.Mr Dillon added: “This incident has caused grave concern and worry to my client who is otherwise of good character. This was a genuine mistake.”Judge Kelly noted that the defendant has no previous convictions and said it was a case of an “unfortunate accident rather than bad driving”. He proceeded to give the defendant the benefit of the Probation Act, meaning a conviction will not be recorded against him.Man in funeral cortege caused crash after pulling into petrol station was last modified: September 7th, 2018 by StephenShare 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) Tags:crashdonegalFanadfuneral cortegeJames friellast_img read more


first_imgA gang has stolen thousands of euro worth of telephone wire from Newmills on the outskirts of Letterkenny.The theft of the Eircom wire, more than 200 metres worth, took place in recent days.The raid took place in the Brownhall area and Gardai say the gang must have some form of transport to move the heavy wiring. Dozens of similar crimes have taken place across the Fanad Peninisula over the past three years.No arrests have yet been made into the Newmills robbery. GANG STEAL THOUSANDS OF EURO OF TELEPHONE WIRE was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Copper WireEircomgangNEWMILLStheftlast_img read more

Volleyball Begins Second Half Of MVC Season At UNI

first_imgUNI (15-6, 9-0 MVC) returns home after a 2-0 road trip with wins over SIU and Missouri State last weekend. The Panthers are 13-1 against unranked opponents this season, their lone unranked loss came to Iowa State at home in late August.  Drake (16-7, 5-4 MVC) is trying to climb up the MVC standings after going 1-1 last weekend to finish the first half of the conference season at 5-4. On Friday, Oct. 12 the Bulldogs lost 3-0 to Missouri State. Cathryn Cheek led the team in kills with 11, and added nine digs, which was the second most for the Bulldogs. The Drake University volleyball team heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to take on Missouri Valley Conference leading UNI Friday, Oct. 19, night at 7 p.m. The match between the two in-state foes will be broadcast on ESPN+. Live Stats Drake is currently in the top five of the MVC in opponent hitting percentage (.167), assists per set (12.69), kills per set (13.55), blocks per set (2.18), and digs per set (17.69). Kylee Macke is fifth in the league in digs per set (4.85) and Cathryn Cheek is fifth in the league in kills per set (3.52). After facing UNI, Drake will return to the Knapp Center for a trio of games, starting with Loyola on Friday Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and then Valparaiso on Saturday. Drake will cap off the homestand by taking on non-conference opponent Chicago State on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img ESPN+ In Saturday’s game Drake shut down Southern Illinois for a 3-0 sweep thanks to efficient play all around. Two players hit above .230 on 25 or more attempts, including Cathryn Cheek at .275 with 16 kills and another nine dig performance. Cheek has had double-figure kills in each of the last five matches including a career-high 23 kills in one of them. Drake Match Notes Story Linkslast_img read more