Broward resident Baltazar Jimeno got a nasty surprise Sunday morning when he lifted the toilet seat at his Coral Springs apartment and was attacked by a ball puthon that ‘rose up and bit him’ on the arm.The snake, which measured 4 feet long, did not belong to the 52 year old Jimeno and it’s unclear how it ended up in his toilet though police suspect it may have come up through the building’s plumbing.Ball pythons are not venomous and can grow up to 6 feet long.Jimeno was treated by paramedics for the snake bite.The snake was taken by Coral Springs animal control and is being treated by a local veterinarian for an unrelated illness.
NEW LONDON, N.H. — Colby-Sawyer College sophomore Brianne Dunn of Ellsworth earned Runner of the Week honors from the North Atlantic Conference last week.Dunn, who was a standout runner for the Ellsworth Eagles, set a Colby-Sawyer five-kilometer record of 19:57.28 as the led the women’s cross-country team at the Western New England Invitational on Saturday.She slashed 27 seconds off the previous school record, placing 11th overall in a field of 212 runners.Dunn and the Chargers will compete in the NAC Championships on Oct. 27 at New England College.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)
LONDON (Reuters) – England will join West Indies in wearing a “Black Lives Matter” logo on their shirts during the three-match Test series, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.West Indies had earlier announced they would be wearing the logo designed by Alisha Hosannah, the partner of Troy Deeney, captain of Premier League soccer side Watford.Deeney was contacted by the ECB and Cricket West Indies and permission was granted for the logo to be displayed on the collar of the shirts, in line with International Cricket Council regulations.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said the move to display an anti-racism message supported “progress and societal change” and did not extend to being an endorsement of any political organisation.“We are aware of certain aspects of the movement that promote their own political views, and their actions are not supported in any way by the ECB and our players,” Harrison said in a statement.“This moment is about unity. We are proud that our players will stand alongside those from the West Indies and wear a logo that embodies that philosophy.“It is fitting that they do so in solidarity with athletes from the football world who wore it first.”At the hearing of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee this week, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters defended the players’ decision to wear “Black Lives Matter” on their shirts, describing the cause as a moral one.England captain Joe Root, who will miss the first test to be at the birth of his child, said the players were hoping to use the international platform to eradicate racial prejudice.“There has to be equal opportunity and equal rights for all,” he added.Ben Stokes will lead England in the first test against West Indies, which starts in a bio-secure environment at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday.
After going through 2017 unbeaten, Tipperary’s Ladies Footballers get back into action this weekend.They won the All Ireland Intermediate title as well as promotion in the League last year.The Premier Ladies begin their Division 2 campaign against Armagh this Saturday. Photo © @LadiesFootball Aisling McCarthy – the Intermediate players Player of the Year – admits it will be tough to repeat the successes of last year:
Lionel Messi has reacted with surprise to reports that a lawsuit has been filed against him for unpaid income tax.According to agency reports, the Argentina international is accused by the Economic Crimes Prosecutor Barcelona of defrauding more than four million euros, with his father also implicated in the lawsuit.However, in a short statement on his official Facebook page, Messi denied such offences and advised it is something his advisers will look into for him.The statement read: ”We have just known through the media about the claim filed by the Spanish tax authorities.“We are surprised about those news, because we have never committed any infringement. We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advices of our Tax Consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation.”Messi has been at Barcelona since he was 13 and has won six La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey and three UEFA Champions League titles since breaking into the first team.The current World Player of the Year, 25, scored 60 goals at club level last season as Barcelona finished 15 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. A Spanish state prosecutor lodged the complaint, signed by prosecutor Raquel Amado. The lawsuit has been submitted for trial at the courthouse in Gava, the Barcelona district where the forward lives and relates to his income tax returns from 2007 to 2009.A judge at the courthouse must accept the prosecutor’s lawsuit before charges can be brought.