Champ Amanda Nunes hospitalized; UFC 213 main event scrapped

first_imgLSU title parade draws massive crowds The UFC didn’t immediately reveal why Nunes was hospitalized.Nunes (14-4) claimed the 135-pound title from Miesha Tate last July. After Nunes stopped Ronda Rousey in December, she was scheduled to make her second title defense in a rematch with Shevchenko (14-2).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Instead, for the second straight year, the UFC has been forced to cancel the main event of its annual International Fight Week show at late notice.Last July, Jon Jones was removed from his bout against Daniel Cormier three days before for violating the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Kerber, Raonic both reach 2nd week at Wimbledon McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavscenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Amanda Nunes poses during media day for Saturday’s UFC 213, in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)LAS VEGAS  — Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been scratched from her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko after being hospitalized just a few hours before UFC 213.UFC President Dana White confirmed the pay-per-view show’s main event was canceled Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastationlast_img read more

Asian tourney puts SMB, TNT on course for rematch

first_imgLacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ San Miguel came close to a season sweep in 2017 but faltered in the season-ending conference, where it was chased off by eventual champion Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals.“When you win two championships, there’s a tendency to relax and that happened to us in 2017,” Austria said. “This time, we have another chance and I hope the team has learned its lesson.”“The players don’t want to stop winning. They’re not that old and can still do it. Before, they’ve been criticized that they’re aging players but time and time again, they’ve been able to show that they can still compete with the young guys and how important experience is in winning the championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? LATEST STORIES The Beermen and the KaTropa—along with the Blackwater Elite—are scheduled to participate in a Macau tournament along with other ballclubs from Asia, and coach Leo Austria has made it clear they are not in it merely as tourists.“We always want to be a winner and we don’t want to go out there and get humiliated by our opponents,” Austria said on Tuesday during the team’s victory party.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe tournament will also give fans an early look at the squad that will try to win the Governors’ Cup—and a second franchise Grand Slam for San Miguel. Reinforcing the Beermen are former Columbian import Lester Prosper and Dez Wells, who will spearhead the team’s bid for the Triple Crown.“If we have the opportunity to win the title, we will certainly go for it,” Austria said. OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon View commentscenter_img Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open Just a month after San Miguel Beer’s drama-filled conquest of TNT in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that further added coal to the burning feud between two rival conglomerates, the two teams could be on a collision course anew.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake MOST READ And that could put San Miguel in the path of TNT, which hopes to rebound from the recent Finals loss and frustrate San Miguel’s bid for a season sweep.Joining the Philippine squads are three teams from the Chinese Basketball Association, four from Japan’s B.League and two from the Korean Basketball League.The tournament, called Terrific 12 East Asia Super League, kicks off on Sept. 17.After that, the Beermen will focus on their Governors’ Cup campaign hoping to become just the second franchise to win the Grand Slam twice, after the fabled Crispa Redmanizers.“I would just like to remind [the team of] a simple wish of mine, a Grand Slam,” said Roberto “Bobby” Huang, president of San Miguel Brewery Inc., in Filipino during the victory party.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas finally complete, thankful for friendlies vs Aussie squadlast_img read more

The Prime Minister and the media

first_imgThis newspaper has noted Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s objection to its article of 4-19-16 headlined, “US media censorship observation – PM claims US wants to damage image of coalition”.The day before, on 4-18-16, the newspaper had received the US State Department’s 2016 Human Rights Report that was issued by Secretary of State John Kerry just days before. As it related to Press Freedom in Guyana, the Report stated: “Censorship or Content Restrictions: In August, the Prime Minister issued a directive that all headlines in the State-owned print media be first scrutinised and approved by his office before they are published. The directive was a response to a headline criticising the Government. The Prime Minister also serves as Minister of Information.”On the same day, the Director of Public Information (DPI) issued a statement condemning “in the strongest terms” what it said were irresponsible allegations repeated in the media, alleging censorship in State media. It said such claims “are wholly false and baseless and (are) attempt to damage the image of the Coalition Government, which is trying to repair democratic institutions, including State media, that had been left in a shambolic state under the previous Administration.”The DPI did not elaborate as to what and by whom the “allegations in the media” were made. The Times stated this in assuming the statement was in response to the US Report leading to the objected-to headline and story. On April 19, the Prime Minister, to whom the DPI reports, said the “irresponsible allegations” statement above was directed not at the US State Department’s Report but to two columnists, Dr David Hinds and Freddie Kissoon. He then issued a condemnatory statement on the Guyana Times article cited above: it was “calculatedly wicked, false and mischievous”.But what is most instructive is the following day, the Office of the Prime Minister did issue the following statement explicitly on the US statement on the Prime Minister censoring the State media:“The Office of the Prime Minister makes it clear that at no time was any directive issued by the Prime Minister, the Office of the Prime Minister, or any other Government entity that headlines in any State media be scrutinised or approved before publication or broadcast.Any such claim is false, baseless, and without any merit whatsoever.”It then went on to enumerate a number of harsh denunciations against the previous Administration in previous US Human Rights Reports.So it appears that when Dr Hinds accuses the Prime Minister of censorship of the State media, Mr Nagamootoo conclusively discerns in him a desire to “damage the image of the coalition”. But when the US Dept of State makes the identical observation, which the PM dubbed “false, baseless, and without any merit whatsoever”, it somehow is not “intended” to do the same “damage”.But the fact of the matter is Dr Hinds was very specific with his accusations of “censorship” and they go far beyond the demand by Mr Nagamootoo to screen stories in the Chronicle, which he described as a “government” rather than a “state” entity. The Guyana Press Association took him severely to task for that assertion and described the move to intimidate and censor the Chronicle as “a retrograde and intolerable step”. Dr Hinds pointed out, “As a columnist, I have had my experiences of censorship. On two occasions, my column was not carried because they were critical of the Government. In other instances, sections of my columns which criticised the Government have been deleted.”Last September, the respected veteran Caribbean journalist Rickey Singh, resigning as a columnist also as a result of censorship by Mr Nagamootoo stated, “The surprising non-publication of my regular column in last Sunday’s Chronicle had a special focus on the misuse of powers by the “down-sized” Prime Minister Nagamootoo who seems anxious to ensure compliance with ministerial edicts.”Could it be Mr Nagamootoo’s accusations of the PPP being “Stalinist” might be projections of his own state of mind?last_img read more

Region 2 economy slow, residents need to become self-sufficient – President

first_imgPresident David Granger has said that the slothfulness of the Region Two economy is not an issue to be addressed by his Government alone but rather, it will take a collective effort from everyone in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region.The Head of State was at the time addressing residents during the commissioning of a spanking new 16-seater school bus in the Tapakuma community.Alluding to the state of the region’s economy, the President said that residents living in the area need to make themselves more self-sufficient, rather than depending on government for everything. While he acknowledged that Region Two is the ‘Rice Bowl’ for Guyana, he encouraged the region’s farmers to add value to the rice crop through agro-processing. This he said can also be applied to other crops to jump start the economy.“You need to do your budget at home, how you eat, how you spend, how you live, depend on the state of the economy; you need to participate towards the progress of the economy; if the economy strive then everyone will strive.”Granger further encouraged the residents to establish cottage industries and to become entrepreneurs to earn a higher income, as opposed to depending on government for jobs.He also called on parents to educate their children so that they can be better empowered in the future.“You have pineapple galore here, canned the pineapple, export the fruits, make fruit juices and sell, there are fishes in the river, catch them and dry it, every single thing, be it fruits or vegetables, there is a market for it, don’t sit on your hands” the President urged.He also encouraged young entrepreneurs to tap into available markets. These comment came on the heels of vendors’ complaints about the struggling economy.Many of the region’s residents bemoaned the state of the economy due to the downturn in the rice industry. This, they explained, has caused a ripple effect since the main economic activity for Region Two is rice and currently rice farmers are receiving low prices.last_img read more

Dear Richard: Letter from Ron Burkle responding to former mayor’s lawsuit

first_imgIt is not a material amount of money, but I would be remiss if I did not advise you that this is a bad time to sell. Call Bob and we will wrap this up. I hope this letter finds you in good health.” Ron Burkle, after learning he’d been sued by Richard Riordan, responded to the former mayor in a brief letter. “I was shocked and surprised when I received a call from a reporter saying that you had sued me over your investment in Alliance. When you came to me over eight years ago and asked that I invest $20 million of your money, I accepted that request from a friend who I very much admired. I could not at the time recommend investing the full $20 million but did feel a $5 million investment in Alliance Entertainment was justified because I was investing much much more. The investment was accepted because of our friendship and I have never charged you any management or similar fees–which you acknowledged in our meeting last year. Alliance has had its ups and downs and the technical side never met expectations but its core distribution business has continued to grow and improve. I think it is a world class logistics company. It has always been my principle that partners go into an investment together and get out together. Having said that, and because I know you’ve had a rough year with many challenges, I am willing to take you up on the offer you made through Bob Bermingham that we buy your partnership interest in Alliance (now Source Interlink) based on Source’s closing price today of $4.07 per share. A final calculation will be sent to you promptly. You have agreed that you will donate the net proceeds to the charities we discussed on September 6. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

James Milner offered improved Man City deal as Liverpool and Arsenal close in

first_img Manchester City midfielder James Milner Manchester City have tabled an improved contract offer to James Milner to deter reported interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal.The England midfielder could leave the Blues for free in the summer with his current contract set to expire, having held off signing a new deal that was offered last summer.That has alerted other clubs, with Liverpool and Arsenal heavily linked, but it is understood City have now raised the stakes by tabling an enhanced deal in hope Milner will stay.Reports have suggested this could be worth as much as £165,000 per week over four years, making him one of the club’s top earners.Yet it still remains to be seen whether Milner, 29, will commit as he ponders what could be the last big move or contract of his careerManager Manuel Pellegrini has previously insisted Milner’s delay in penning a new deal had nothing to do with money, but that the matter comes down to playing time.The midfielder is thought to want to be sure that he is likely to play a prominent role at the Etihad Stadium having been frustrated by his bit-part role in last season’s title-winning campaign.This season he has been more active, making 27 starts in all competitions, including some of the biggest games of the campaign, despite needing to manage a knee condition.Pellegrini has repeatedly said Milner is a valued member of his squad, and his versatility has been an asset, playing in central and wide midfield roles, as well as up front.Asked about Milner at the weekend, Pellegrini said: “It’s a decision James must take at the end of season, what is better for his future.“I always talk that he is an important player for our team, he can play in different positions because he is an intelligent player.“He always gives 100 per cent but it will be sorted at the end of the season.” 1last_img read more

Liverpool and Mourinho achieve home record, incredible running stats and more

first_img 10 10 8. Mourinho on any given Sunday – Jose Mourinho is unbeaten as a manager in every home league game his teams have played on a Sunday – won 81 and drawn 24. 10 2. Shut out for Tottenham – Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Swansea was the first time Spurs failed to score in 30 Premier League home games since a 1-0 defeat to Leicester in January 2016. 5. Conte at Stamford Bridge – Chelsea failed to score in a competitive home match under Antonio Conte for the first time – that’s 27 games. 10 6. Gareth Barry appearances – Gareth Barry equalled Ryan Giggs’ all-time Premier League record of 632 appearances. Barry has a 41% win rate compared to Giggs’ 64%. 4. Home rule – Liverpool have now earned 1,000 Premier League home points, the fourth club to do this after Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea. 10 9. Defoe ‘goal drought’ – There has been 5,977 days and 16 years between Jermain Defoe’s last two goals for Bournemouth – May 2001 against Reading and then against Brighton in September 2017. 3. Long distance Shaqiri – Each of Xherdan Shaqiri’s last six Premier League goals have been from outside the box. 7. Triple crown – Sergio Aguero’s three goals in the 6-0 win at Watford means he has now scored six Premier League hat-tricks, the same as Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez. 10 10 Here are some stats for you.The one about Liverpool’s shots compared to Burnley is pretty amazing, although they obviously didn’t make it count.Have a look at this and other stats by scrolling through the gallery above. 10. Milner miles – James Milner ran 8.2 miles for Liverpool on the weekend, more than any other player. 10 10 10 1. Shots rain down at Anfield – In Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Burnley, they had 30 more shots than the Clarets, which is the most in any Premier League game since Man United had 31 more than Burnley in October 2016. last_img read more

Four ways Leicester could line up under Brendan Rodgers

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow 5 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Leicester City’s appointment of Brendan Rodgers as Claude Puel’s replacement is likely to be met with a mixed reception across the UK.Celtic begrudgingly allowed their manager to speak to the Foxes about the vacancy at the King Power Stadium, despite the Hoops chasing another domestic treble. 5 whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Brendan Rodgers is in line t take over at Leicester City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest tense M&M MADNESS: Maddison and Maguire roam freeA slight variation on the formation above, but by playing Tielemans alongside Wilfred Ndidi, it would allow James Maddison that extra bit of space the playmaker needs.It has been a difficult campaign for everyone involved with Leicester City, but the summer acquisition from Norwich City has been a real plus.The 22-year-old’s link up play with Vardy has been impressive and, with the wing-backs pushed further up the pitch because of the midfield cover, the England international could pull the strings.Again, Maguire would benefit from this system as the extra man in midfield would allow the former Sheffield United man to rampage up the pitch in his indomitable style. gameday cracker MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ TOTAL FOOTBALL: Winging ItBefore opting to go for a 4-1-2-1-2 at Liverpool, Rodgers tried to use a 4-3-3 formation which had been so successful for him at Swansea City in their promotion to the Premier League in 2011.The emphasis in that side was for the likes of Stephen Dobbie and Danny Graham up front to run in behind defences to allow Nathan Dyer and Scott Sinclair to cut inside and cause havoc from the wings.With Joe Allen and Darren Pratley providing the perfect balance of creativity and grit in the midfield, the Swans secured an 11th-placed finish in their debut top-flight campaign.Demarai Gray and Rachid Ghezzal have shown glimpses of their potential this season, so expect to see Rodgers (a strong advocate of using youngsters in his team’s) entrust the wingers to exploit the spaces created y the rapid Jamie Vardy. revealed 5 THE ‘DOUBLE TREBLE’ TACTIC: Wing-backs galoreIt’s fair to say Rodgers revitalised Celtic when he arrived in 2016, securing an impressive hat-trick of trophies in his first season.Incredible, the 46-year-old managed to repeat the feat again last season, but it was his tactical nous and ingenuity which impressed critics.In the Old Firm victory at the start of this season, the Bhoys manipulated their 4-4-1-1 formation to confound Rangers by having at least four players in between the lines of their defensive structure in central areas.With Harry Maguire at the back on his preferred left-hand side, Rodgers already has the outlet he needs to play out from the back via diagonal lines to get in behind the lines. REPLY LIVERPOOL 13/14: Poetry in MotionBefore Gerrard’s slip, before ‘Crystanbul’ and before Suarez’s £75million switch to Spain, Brendan Rodgers brought Liverpool agonisingly close to their first ever Premier League title.After a difficult first season in charge at Anfield, Rodgers brought in Daniel Sturridge to play alongside the Uruguay international and Steven Gerrard subsequently dropped into a deep-lying midfield role.The result was phenomenal as the Reds almost romped to the title, with the high-pressing and high tempo style of play forcing opposition teams into relinquishing the ball.Bringing the tenacious Shinji Okazaki back to initiate the press would allow the likes of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans to create from deep. Expect to see Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira be given the license to bomb forward at will and youngster Hamza Choudhury also given a chance. Gray and Ghezzal would be the attacking outlets for Rodgers in this formation 5 5 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s swash-buckling style from 2013-14 could work wonders at Leicester Celtic won six trophies in two years playing this way under Rodgers On one hand, Celtic fans will be disappointed to hear their manager is leaving at such a crucial time while Leicester fans are likely to be thrilled by such an ambitious appointment.After being sacked by Liverpool in 2015, the Northern Irishman has rebuilt his reputation north of the border and reaffirmed Celtic’s status as Scotland’s biggest club.However, as Rangers boss Steven Gerrard pointed out, the lure of managing in the Premier League once again has proved to be too strong.And with Foxes fans’ becoming disillusioned with Puel’s negative style of play, the move seems like a perfect fit.‘LEAVING CELTIC FOR LEICESTER WOULD BE STEP UP FOR BRENDAN RODGERS’With his style of play the perfect blend of ‘Tiki-Taka’ and ‘Total Football’, Leicester fans can afford to get just a tad excited about the appointment of Rodgers.So just how could the former Chelsea and Reading coach change Leicester’s fortunes?Scroll down to see just how Leicester could look under the management of the 46-year-old. 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Football Talk: Pique KOs Darth Vader from moving skateboard

first_imgElsewhere, the countdown to the Scottish Cup semi-final continues with a heart-warming declaration of sympathy and John Hughes defends celebrating a draw.Partick Thistle take on Aberdeen in the Premiership SNS Dundee United’s Robbie Muirhead celebrates his birthday today SNS Group Football has always been a battle ground between modernisers and traditionalists.On one side, the “good football men” who value experience over everything else and think running over sand dunes until your legs fall off is the best pre-season training.On the other side, the statisticians and scientists who believe every aspect of football can be figured out in a spreadsheet and that the next Messi or Ronaldo can be engineered.Now, the battle lines have been redrawn. Borussia Dortmund have a high-tech approach that can programme any player into learning to pass like Beckenbauer. Compare and contrast with  Barcelona star Gerard Pique revealing his key to accuracy – knocking Darth Vader from a moving skateboard on a tennis court.last_img read more

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – September 2016

first_imgA Suspected Meth Lab beneath a Walmart Parking Lot Has Officials “Completely Astounded”A giant, graffiti-filled storm sewer beneath a Walmart parking lot in Upstate New York may have housed a shocking setup: an underground laboratory used for making methamphetamine, police said.  Authorities in Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo, have opened an investigation into the suspected meth lab some 12 feet under the superstore parking lot, along a busy thoroughfare that leads to the town’s shops, according to local news reports. “I was completely astounded,” Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick G. Lucey told the Buffalo News. “It’s like, are you kidding me? It’s just not something you run across. I’m sure it can happen. Anywhere at any time somewhere where there’s the opportunity and the motive, it can happen. But this was definitely something new.”  [Source: The Washington Post]Mother-of-Six Made Millions Shoplifting over 45 YearsThe woman is now claiming benefits says she has GIVEN UP looking for work – as she needs ‘£1,000 a week to be comfortable’  A former shoplifter who claims she made almost £2million during her 44-year ‘career’ as a thief says she has given up looking for a job that would pay enough to match the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed. Kim Farry, 55, from Fulham, London, dubbed the ‘millionaire shoplifter’ said she made a ‘business’ out of her ill-begotten gains – which has seen her jailed seven times. Her life of crime allowed her to enjoy designer clothes, plastic surgery and exotic holidays.Now she has changed her ways she says she has no choice but to claim £1,300 a month in benefits, including housing allowance, as she can’t find suitable work. ‘I don’t want to work in a shop, it’s boring. There is more to me than standing at a till. It’s not enough money for me,’ she said on the latest episode of Channel 5’s On Benefits. She added: ‘I only want to earn big money, I am not earning stupid money because of what I used to earn. You need a £1,000 a week to be comfortable.’  [Source: Daily Mail]- Sponsor – Attempt to Steal Priest’s Liquor Lands Man in PrisonA man was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to assisting in a burglary at Blessed Sacrament, including into the priest’s residence. Devin K. Stull, 19, entered a guilty plea to one count of burglary, a second-degree felony. Assistant Licking County Prosecutor Chris Reamer said Stull and two juveniles broke into the residential area of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. The burglars ransacked several rooms inside the church, looking for items to steal, and broke a secure door, which led to a safe, which they tried to enter, Reamer, said. Court records show the burglars attempted to steal bottles of liquor before Father Jonathan Wilson, who was inside, yelled and caused the burglars to flee.Reamer recommended a three-year prison sentence, citing Stull’s criminal history as a juvenile and an arrest in November for underage consumption, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Branstool agreed with the three-year sentence and told Stull he clearly wasn’t getting the message about his behavior. “This is how people get killed,” he said of the burglary.Branstool gave Stull credit for 165 days in jail and ordered him to pay $1,000 in restitution to the Columbus Diocese to cover costs not handled by insurance for damage done to the church. The two juveniles were also found delinquent in Licking County Juvenile Court on burglary charges. A 17-year-old was committed to the Department of Youth Services for at least one year, according to court records. A 15-year-old was given a suspended sentence in DYS custody and will be on a period of indefinite supervision. [Source: Newark Advocate]Man Stole Pizza because He Said He Was “God”In an unusual retail theft report, police said a man stole a box of pizza because “his name was God and everything was his.” Police say Adam Farrell of Scranton refused to give his name when a store employee approached him and asked if he planned on paying for the pizza. Farrell continued eating and told the store employee he was God.When approached by police, Farrell said he was “God and the police was the Devil.” Police took Farrel into custody and identified his real name through a fingerprint check. Farrell pleaded guilty to retail charges before a judge and was later released.  [Source: ABC27 News]Man Broke into Ohio Jail for ProtectionA 23-year-old man called 911 Saturday from inside of an Ohio jail, saying he was trying to get to safety. Chad Saylor, 23, climbed a pipe and ultimately became trapped inside Butler County Jail, according to police. Officers found him there unharmed.“Mr. Saylor told dispatchers that people were after him with weapons and trying to kill him and he needed to get to safety. I’m guessing he came to the right place,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said on Facebook. Saylor was ultimately arrested, not for breaking into the jail, but because he had an active warrant for theft, Dayton Daily News reports. Police didn’t locate or arrest anyone else related to the incident. A few days ago, an inmate escaped from the same jail and was found a day later. “With this most recent guy successfully getting into the compound, I’d say we’re one up on the bad guys,” Jones said.  [Source: USA Today] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more