ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Flash flooding and severe weather moved through a large part of the country Tuesday, with up to 160 damaging storm reports from Montana to Pennsylvania.Winds gusted from 70 mph to almost 90 mph from the Dakotas to Montana, where tennis ball size hail fell in some areas.In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, up to 5 inches of rain fell in a matter of hours, producing flash flooding on the streets and submerging cars.In New Philadelphia, Ohio, more than 4 inches of rain fell in a few hours as well, also producing flash flooding.Watch for severe storms from the Great Lakes to the central Plains Wednesday, where damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible.The expected warm front that will lift through the Northeast Wednesday could produce strong storms with damaging winds and very heavy rain.In the West, gusty winds, dry and hot conditions continue to fuel and spread the fires.The Crews Fire in Santa Clara County, California, is about 5,400 acres and is 50% contained. At least 30 structures are threatened and evacuations are still in place.The Number Fire in Douglas County, Nevada, is 18,000 acres and is 0% contained.Looking ahead, red flag warnings and wind advisories continue from California to Wyoming, where winds could gust near 40 mph.High heat is also a threat in the West from California, to Nevada and Arizona, where an excessive heat watch has been issued for some areas.Meanwhile, a tropical or subtropical system is trying to develop along the East Coast in the next few days. If it becomes a storm, it would be called Fay.Regardless of its development, heavy rain and gusty winds are expected from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic by the end of the week. Rainfall totals could reach 3 to 5 inches, with some flash flooding possible.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Environment Agency enforcement officers in the north east first trialled the use of body worn cameras last year to help reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour, assaults and threats against staff. It’s expected they will be rolled out to teams elsewhere in the country in the coming months.The cameras – which are the norm among many enforcement agencies – can be used in a variety of ways, including at visits to poor performing waste sites, illegal waste sites, during fisheries and navigation patrols and even during incident response.Officers must follow clear guidelines on use of the cameras, including telling people they are being filmed, and deleting any footage after a month unless it is used for evidential purposes. Bell was told on more than one occasion that he was being recorded by the cameras but he continued to be threatening and abusive. Our officers are doing an important job to ensure people are fishing legally and taking action against those that aren’t. The safety of our staff is paramount and they shouldn’t have to put up with any kind of abusive or threatening behaviour. This is the first time cameras worn by our officers have been used to support a conviction. Our preference is to prevent hostility in the first place and I hope this serves as a warning to others that their actions are being recorded and will be used in future court proceedings. Hopefully people will think twice before acting in such a way. Body worn camera footage captured by Environment Agency officers on patrol has been used to support a conviction for the first time.Callum Bell, 26, of Lyndsey Street in Houghton-Le-Spring, was fined for obstructing Fisheries Enforcement officers during an incident at Ouston near Chester-le-Street in June last year.The footage shows Bell using insulting and threatening behaviour towards the two officers as they investigated an illegal fishing offence.He appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 31 January, where he pleaded guilty to two offences of wilfully obstructing the officers in the execution of their duty, and two offences of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour towards the two officers. He was fined £534 and ordered to pay costs of £530.In a separate offence from the same incident, David Daniel Bilverstone, 23, of Northlands in Chester-le-Street was charged with fishing without a licence. He failed to appear and the case was proved in his absence. He was fined £110 and ordered to pay costs of £180.Threatening towards officersActing on behalf of the Environment Agency, Chris Bunting told the court that on 18 June last year, the enforcement officers were carrying out a patrol of the freshwater lake Ouston Springs. They saw Bilverstone fishing with a rod and Bell seemingly asleep on the bankside.One of the enforcement officers took Bilverstone aside to fill in an offence report form. He said he goes sea fishing and claimed he didn’t know he needed a licence.At this point Bell awoke and walked towards where the officers were standing by the lake side. It was apparent he was affected by alcohol. He quickly became aggressive and threatening towards the two officers.He tried to grab the offence report book, threatened to push them in the lake and twice lunged towards one of the officers, trying to grab the officer’s baton from its holster. Over the course of several minutes he continued to be verbally abusive, repeatedly swearing and making threats.Even after the officers had finished dealing with the illegal fishing offence, he continued to shout abuse towards them from across the lake.When interviewed, Bell said he was drunk and hadn’t meant to obstruct the officers. In court, he offered an unreserved apology for his actions.‘Safety of staff is paramount’Rachael Caldwell, Environment Agency Enforcement Team Leader for the north east, said: Fishing is free for children under 16, although those aged between 12 and 16 still need a junior licence. For anyone over 16, a full annual licence costs from just £30, with some short term and concessionary licences also available. You can buy your rod licence online
Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won With Manuel Pellegrini, the former Manchester City manager, confirmed as West Ham’s new boss at the end of last season, the east Londoners finally have a head coach with real pedigree, and pre-season has been largely positive, with just one defeat and one draw from five matches.Obviously, it is impossible to judge just how well West Ham will do until the Premier League season gets underway next week, with the Hammers’ campaign starting at Liverpool on August 12.However, hopes are high among the West Ham faithful that their team can finally get back into the top 10, having finished in the upper half of the table just twice since returning to the Premier League in 2012/13. possible standings sad day And Redknapp believes a top half finish is on the cards, with his prediction placing the Hammers as high as ‘seventh or eighth’.“I’m excited,” Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “I think West Ham could finish seventh or eighth this year. I certainly don’t see them in them in the bottom half of the division.”Another one of West Ham’s most impressive signings was that of Jack Wilshere, who arrived at the London Stadium on a free transfer after his Arsenal contract expired. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Anderson has already scored for West Ham in pre-season targets REVEALED BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Harry Redknapp has predicted West Ham to finish ‘seventh or eighth’ in the Premier League this season.Redknapp, the ex-Hammers boss, has watched his former club enjoy a busy summer transfer window, with seven new players brought to the London Stadium, including Brazil winger Felipe Anderson in a club-record deal. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed REVEALED 2 ANALYSIS gameday cracker Latest West Ham news West Ham snapped up Wilshere when he was released by Arsenal Though his recent years have been less than impressive, and largely disrupted by injury, if Wilshere rediscovers his best form West Ham will have managed to secure a top class midfielder for nothing – a view which is shared by Redknapp.He continued: “They’re going to be decent this year, West Ham.“I think Jack Wilshere was a good signing; if Jack’s fit he’s a fantastic player.“And he’s still young enough to push on again. So I do think he’ll be a great signing for West Ham.”
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New York: China’s 18th-seeded Wang Qiang advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4 upset of Australian second seed Ashleigh Barty, the reigning French Open champion. Wang will face the winner of a later fourth-round match between Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic and US eighth seed Serena Williams, who is seeking a 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record. Wang was unsure if she would watch the Williams-Martic match, leaving that duty to her coach, Thomas Drouet. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I think that’s my coach’s homework,” Wang said. “I just want to enjoy now and my coach will tell me how to play next.” Wang’s previous coach had been Peter McNamara, who died in July of prostate cancer. Barty, who beat Wang twice last year in their only prior meetings, was undone by 39 unforced errors while Wang made only 14. Wang, who had squandered four match points in a semi-final loss last week at the WTA Bronx tournament, enjoyed solid support at Louis Armstrong Stadium. “I love New York,” Wang said.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero believes interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has boosted Manchester United’s confidence and brought back a “certain happiness”Since his appointment last month at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has gone on to match the legendary Sir Matt Busby’s record of winning all five of his opening games.Aside from that, United have also returned to their usual style of attacking football after deploying a rather conservative and unattractive style of football under former manager Jose Mourinho.And Romero believes that the results achieved under Solskjaer have given United a new-found level of confidence as they look to end the season with a top-four finish in the Premier League.“We’ve had a great run,” Romero told the club website .Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Not just the results, but the way in which we have won the games as well. Scoring five goals in one match was a big boost to confidence and was really something.“What we’re showing now, after a great Christmas, is only right for a club of this stature, [it] proves what we can do. The run we’ve had over Christmas and the new year is a testament to that.”Romero added: “[The manager] knows what he wants to achieve – both for the club and us as individuals. On the pitch and within the club, he has made it very clear from the outset so we know the expectation of us inside the club and externally.“You can see he has brought to the club a certain happiness and it is going well.”The Red Devils will take on Tottenham on Sunday at Wembley in the Premier League.