Mets pitcher helps toss disruptive airline passenger

first_imgLATROY HAWKINSby Mike M. Ahlers(CNN) — When flight attendants needed help with a disruptive passenger, Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins didn’t balk. The lanky right-hander and fellow passengers pitched in, restraining the passenger while the plane was diverted to a nearby airport.Hawkins, 40, tweeted about the experience, which he said interrupted his American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Santiago, Chile, where the ballplayer planned to go dove hunting.Hawkins said a passenger became upset when a flight attendant told him he couldn’t sit in an open seat in business class. “They started to wrestle and landed in my lap,” Hawkins tweeted.It was the wrong lap to land in apparently. Hawkins is 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 220 pounds.Hawkins and fellow passengers subdued the man, and the plane was diverted to Lima, Peru, where the passenger was removed.American confirmed that Flight 945, carrying 206 passengers, was diverted early Monday because of an unruly passenger.“The plane was met by local law enforcement when it arrived” in Lima, spokesman Matt Miller told CNN. “Other passengers on the flight helped our flight attendants escort the individual off the plane.”The plane was on the ground for about two hours before departing for Santiago.“Long day but we finally made it to our hunting lodge,” Hawkins tweeted.Tweeted one Hawkins fan: “Your new nickname should be air marshal.”last_img read more

Temporary Closure Planned For Upper Mount Ellinor Trailhead

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by US Forest ServiceThe Upper Mount Ellinor Trailhead, Forest Service Road 2419-014, will be closed to the public on August 20 and 21, 2013, while construction of a new pre-cast concrete restroom is underway.  Heavy equipment will be required to complete the installation, and this closure is necessary to ensure public safety.  Please expect delays at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 24 and 2419 on August 21 while the crane is in operation.The area will be reopened as soon as the work has been completed.last_img read more

Atlantic Highlands Couple Killed Crossing Route 36: Belford Man Charged With…

first_imgAccording to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO), the Grogans were attempting to cross the highway intersection at Grand Avenue from the northbound direction at approximately 7:50 p.m. when the accident occurred. According to their obituary, the Grogans were both born and raised in Atlantic Highlands. John attended St. Agnes Elementary School and Henry Hudson Regional High School. He went on to attend classes at Brookdale Community College before founding John Grogan Lawn Maintenance, a business he maintained for 35 years. He also served as a beloved weekend bartender at Briody’s Black Point Inn in Rumson and later worked part time for the Atlantic Highlands Sewerage Authority. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A Middletown man has been charged with DWI and reckless driving following the crash that killed an Atlantic Highlands couple attempting to cross Route 36 Friday night, police say. The fatal accident is under investigation by the MCPO, the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team and Atlantic Highlands Police Department. Dylan Rieger, 27, of the Belford section of Middletown, was charged in connection with the crash that killed longtime Atlantic Highlands residents John Grogan, 60, and his wife Barbara Grogan, 59. They were hit by a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. center_img Barbara attended Atlantic Highlands Elementary School and Henry Hudson Regional High School and earned a degree in business from William Paterson University in Wayne. Barbara became a full-time mother, but returned to work as a substitute teacher and eventually a full-time teacher’s aide at her old school. Rieger remained on thescene and was uninjured. John P. Condon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is Thursday, March 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15 at St. Agnes Church, 103 Center Ave. The Grogans are survived by their three children, Amy, 31, Jonathan, 29, and Andrew, 25, and daughter-in-law Rebecca, 28. last_img read more

Rose adamant he will quit Spurs next summer despite arrival of Jose Mourinho

first_imgDANNY ROSE remains determined to quit Tottenham at the end of next season – despite Jose Mourinho’s arrival as manager.The left-back has hailed the Special One’s appointment, claiming it shows how far Spurs have come.1 Danny Rose has insisted he will leave Tottenham next summer despite the arrival of Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty – ContributorBut the England ace is still adamant he will run down the final 18 months of his contract before leaving.It is just over three weeks since Mourinho took over as manager following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.But Rose, the club’s longest-serving star, said: “I’ve never had a conversation with him and I don’t see why I need to.“As I said before, I’m here for the next 18 months so I don’t see why I need to have a conversation with the manager.“I want to do as well as I possibly can, work as hard as I can to achieve what looked impossible a few weeks ago, and that is finishing in the top four.”I never thought I would be managed by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. That’s credit to the club, how well they’ve progressedDanny RoseRose, 29, is yet to make a Premier League start under Mourinho, who has preferred Ben Davies and, latterly Jan Vertonghen in the top-flight.But the England defender started his second successive Champions League clash under his new manager in Spurs’ 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday when several other big-name starts were given the night off ahead of Sunday’s clash at fellow top-four chasers Wolves.Rose said: “I hope the lads who have rested at home will be ready to go at the weekend and I hope we can continue the great performance from the weekend.”Asked how he is finding life under Mourinho, the defender added: “It’s very good. I had the privilege of working under Mauricio for five-and-a-half years and now, I have to be honest, I never thought I would be managed by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.“That’s credit to the club, how well they’ve progressed throughout the years and to get someone like Jose has been obviously brilliant.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“He’s one of the most decorated managers of my lifetime so it’s been a good start for the team and I’ve enjoyed it so far.“I feel very lucky to work under him. He’s won a lot of trophies and we’re all excited to see.“We want to do well in the Champions League and, as I said, he is a serial winner so I imagine we will be looking to win the FA Cup and finishing in the top four of the League.”José Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img read more

Aminata and Sons’ US$5.7m Judgment Withheld Indefinitely

first_imgA judgment that was expected to establish whether or not Aminata and Sons Incorporated, a petroleum company, actually duped government of US$5.7m unjustly accrued from the sale of the Japanese Oil Grant was held back yesterday. No new date was set to announce the judgment.The decision to reserve judgment came immediately after Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘C’ entertained final legal arguments from both Aminata and Sons’ legal team and lawyers of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) that allegedly discovered the fraud and brought the lawsuit.Although similar allegations were levied against former Commerce Minister Miata Beysolow and T. Nelson Williams, former managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Judge Paye decided to drop the allegations against them.The judge said his action was due to what he considered as “serious legal errors” in LACC’s investigative report based on which the indictment against the former public officials were drawn.It is not clear whether or not the judge will rely on his previous judgments in favor of Beysolow and Williams to drop the charges against Aminata and Sons.The two former officials were indicted on multiple crimes ranging from economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation and violation of the required Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) procedures and processes that called for a competitive bidding process, as well as their alleged roles in the Japanese Oil Grant in 2011.Before yesterday’s reservation of judgement, Siaka Turay, chief executive officer (CEO) of the petroleum company, denied having any knowledge of setting up the price of the products, which LACC claimed resulted in a loss of US$5,787,134.01 to the government.In his testimony at Criminal Court ‘C’, Turay said, “I played no role absolutely in the determination of the oil price.”Turay’s denial stemmed from the testimony of prosecution’s second witness, Aaron Henry Aboah, a program manager for enforcement at the LACC, who stated that Aminata and Sons duped government of US$5.7m of excess income which Turay unjustly accrued when he sold the grant products.Aboah also claimed that Turay sold the products (both diesel and gasoline) for US$4.22 and US$4.37 contrary to the agreed price of US$21.19 based on the gift element nature of the grant.Defendant Turay in response to Aboah’s allegation explained that in August 2011, his company and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) entered into an agreement to execute the sale of the products.“In that agreement, my company was required to pay for the product at a cost of US$8.5 million, which amount we deposited through several payments,” Turay claimed.“Aminata and Sons paid the US$8.5 million to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) as required by the agreement.”According to Turay, for transparency and accountability, they secured two bank guarantees of US$700,000 from Ecobank and US$400,000 from Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) totaling US$1.1 million.“After we presented those guarantees,” Turay claimed, “LPRC management released the products, equivalent to the amount of US$1.1 million.”He claimed that after his initial payment of US$1.1 million that was made through a bank guarantee, “all other subsequent deliveries out of the consignment were made after we agreed on a pre-payment basis. This means that we were compelled to deposit the cash into the grant product accounts at the CBL.”“When we deposited the money at the CBL,” defendant Turay alleged, the agreement authorized his company to present copies of the deposit slips to LPRC, adding, “There was not a single gallon of the product given to Aminata and Sons without any payment made.”“We were required to pay all related storage fees to LPRC. We also paid taxes on those products to the government.” According him, his company was required to pay US$22,500 to LPRC constituting costs of publicity and audit of which he said the company paid US$6,500, leaving a balance of US$16,000.Defendant Turay, however, admitted to not completing that payment.He claimed that at the end of the sale of the grant products, LPRC prepared a report that summarized all of the transactions and presented that document to the government.“At that point, we thought that would have been the end of the transaction, but at some point later, we were called by the LACC to give an account of the products,” he continued to the disbelief of the onlookers and court staff.He said after responding positively to concerns about the grant products, LACC prepared its final report indicting his company.“The LACC report recommended that we pay the balance US$16,000, which we did,” defendant Turay claimed, adding “To our surprise, we received a writ indicting Aminata and Sons of committing several crimes.”In 2011, the Liberian government and the Japanese government executed an Exchange of Notes to which Japan donated 15,000 metric tons of petroleum products valued at US$13m to Liberia to be sold at the gift element rate of 21.19 percent of the market price, and the proceeds used for the country’s economic and social development. It is alleged that Aminata & Sons sold the product at the then market price of US$4.22 and US$4.37 without the gift element.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CANU collaborates with DEA in “Operation Tale Horse”

first_img…aims to strengthen investigation, prosecution of narcotics casesThe US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has collaborated with the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) to conduct several training programmes intended to strengthen the investigation and prosecution of narcotics cases here in Guyana.According to Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Head Michael Atherly, “Operation Tale Horse” commenced in July 2018 and was expected to run until the end of 2019.CANU Head Michael AtherlyAtherly mentioned that NANA, along with sister agency CANU, has joined forces with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to take advantage of the training.“NANA is coordinating joint operations between several drug enforcement units, and we have several serials down in this year that we plan to implement the operation. We will continue joint operations between those three agencies.”Under “Operation Tale Horse”, the authorities will be cooperating to reduce illicit trafficking, advance public safety and security, and promote social justice.“We have got constant collaboration with the DEA on a regular basis – routinely we have collaborations with them – the last operation we had was conducted at the CJIA [Cheddi Jagan International Airport] recently. A similar one was also conducted in last year at the Ogle Airport also,” the CANU Head said.Further, he underscored that “Operation Tale Horse” was over and above the regular routine operations that the Police, CANU and the GRA carry out. It, according to the CANU Head, is a joint operation coordinated by NANA.Atherly is optimistic that these operations will lead to further training in other counternarcotic specialties, such as digital forensics, case development, and court and legal skills.Moreover, Atherly mentioned that over a three-year period, the DEA has been able to see lots of developments throughout the law enforcement agency.One of those developments that he spoke of was the arrest of Guyanese hotelier Shervington Lovell, aka “Big Head”, who was nabbed in Jamaica in November. He was wanted for narcotics trafficking and was extradited to the US where he faced additional charges.Lovell’s arrest was as a result of collaboration between the DEA Office and local law enforcement agencies such as the GPF and CANU.“There is collaboration with the American authorities and CANU in terms of positive seizure and confiscation of assets here in Guyana. I think Jamaica is doing the same – but these things can’t be done until the case is completed and he is found guilty; his trial is still pending.”“SOCU (Special Organised Crime Unit) has been doing searches on the various properties to ascertain what is there on the properties and if they can get further information,” Atherly noted.In December last, while positing that a lot more work needs to be done, former United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, lauded efforts by drug enforcement agencies, both local and foreign, towards trying to put a dent in the illegal narcotics trade in Guyana.Situated on the South American continent with strong ties to the Caribbean Region, Guyana has long been identified as a transshipment point for major drug trafficking activities.Ambassador Holloway had asserted that it was too early to gauge the success of the DEA in Guyana, but noted that more positive results could be expected in the coming years. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more

Pres. Kenyatta promises Stars’ AFCON support

first_img0Shares0000President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a joke with Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa during the FIFA World Cup trophy hosting ceremony at State House on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised national football team Harambee Stars maximum support ahead of their first appearance at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) since 2014.Pending an official communique from the continental football body CAF, Stars are through to the Cup of Nations after Tuesday’s Extra-Ordinary Assembly made a unanimous decision to suspend Sierra Leone from the qualifiers due to their FIFA ban. That means that Sierra Leone’s matches will be struck off from Group F and that will leave Kenya at the top of the qualifiers with seven points, one ahead of Ghana and six ahead of Ethiopia with one round of qualification left.“The success of our national football team is a game changer in our sports. We are proud of what our young people are doing to improve standards of game in the country,” said President Kenyatta in a statement to newsrooms on Monday.President Kenyatta said the Government, through the Ministry of Sports, will continue supporting the national football team as it prepares for the continental tournament.“We know you are capable of winning this tournament. I assure you of my support and the Government will facilitate and provide you with the necessary resources to ensure you are well prepared for the task ahead,” President Kenyatta assured.Deputy President William Ruto greets Harambee Stars players during a training session at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe promise by the president tops up his deputy William Ruto’s earlier promise of gifting the team Sh50mn if they qualify for the Cup of Nations as well as accompanying them to the finals.Ruto made the promise last year after the team won the CECAFA Senior Challenge and reiterated his words before Stars’ home game against Ethiopia which they won 3-0 to cement their qualification.CAF Is yet to make a decision on where the 2019 showpiece will be held after Cameroon was stripped of the rights due to ill preparedness.Morocco and South Africa are touted to host the biennial championship with CAF having approached the latter to host the event which will be expanded to 24 teams for the first time ever.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Is there still room for misfiring Mitrovic? Predicted Newcastle XI

first_img 2. Fabricio Coloccini (centre back) – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Newcastle line up in squad number order 11 11 Newcastle and Man United clash at St James’ Park tonight, with both languishing near the bottom of the Premier League form guide.The Magpies have lost their last three league games and know only a win against the Red Devils will be enough to drag them out of the drop zone.It’s been a punishing winter schedule for Steve McClaren’s men, and many of the players from a strong-looking Newcastle team that lost to Watford in the FA Cup third round will start tonight’s fixture.It was another disappointing performance for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who works hard but has struggled to finish during his time on Tyneside. The Magpies have a lack of options up front but Siem de Jong will be hopeful of a recall to the Newcastle attack.De Jong hasn’t started a game since the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in December, so it remains to be seen whether McClaren will favour him a position in the first XI.Newcastle fans will be boosted with the signing of Henri Saivet and the incoming Jonjo Shelvey, but both players look unlikely to feature as this game comes around too soon.Rolando Aarons and Emmanuel Riviere have returned to first team training, but will McClaren be ready to change up the side he’s persevered with over the last few games?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted line up.POSSIBLE MAN UNITED LINE UP FOR NEWCASTLE GAME 17. Ayoze Perez (striker) 11 18. Chancel Mbemba (centre back) 11 11 3. Paul Dummett (left back) 4. Jack Colback (centre midfield) 11 11 24. Cheick Tiote (centre midfield) 45. Aleksandar Mitrovic 22. Daryl Janmaat (right back) 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (winger) 11 7. Moussa Sissoko (winger) 11 11 21. Rob Elliot (goalkeeper) last_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham favoured ahead of Man United for Europa League glory

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Premier League trio Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham moved into the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night.Liverpool and Spurs are 15/2 to win the competition, while United are priced at 9/1, with Borussia Dortmund currently heading the betting.Meanwhile, Chelsea are continuing their search for a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho and betting has been suspended on Antonio Conte getting the job amid fevered speculation he is Stamford Bridge-bound.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

CONFIRMED: England XI to start against Germany including Alli, Dier and Welbeck

first_img Chris Smalling (centre-back, Manchester United) – 21 caps, 0 goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions Adam Lallana (midfield, Liverpool) – 19 caps, 0 goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions 11 Danny Rose (left-back, Tottenham Hotspur) – 0 caps – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions 11 Harry Kane (forward, Tottenham Hotspur) – eight caps, 3 goals 11 Nathaniel Clyne (right-back, Liverpool) – nine caps, 0 goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions The Football Association have announced the England XI to start against Germany on Saturday. The friendly match – which is live on talkSPORT – kicks off in Berlin at 7:45pm. One starter we already knew was Gary Cahill, who will captain the Three Lions in Wayne Rooney’s absence.Roy Hodgson, who is without Joe Hart due to injury, has named his team – click the arrow, above right, to see who will face the World Cup winners! Once you have seen the England XI, take a look at this classic clip – England’s 5-1 victory over Germany in 2001 Gary Cahill – captain (centre-back, Chelsea) – 40 caps, three goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions Dele Alli (midfield, Tottenham Hotspur) – four caps, 1 goal – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions Danny Welbeck (forward, Arsenal) – 33 caps, 14 goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions 11 11 11 11 11 11 Jack Butland (goalkeeper, Stoke City) – three caps – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions Jordan Henderson (midfield, Liverpool) – 22 caps, 0 goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions 11 11 Eric Dier (midfield, Tottenham Hotspur) – two caps, 0 goals – Click the arrow, above right, to see who will start for the Three Lions last_img read more