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Video shows Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving, kicking woman

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPeter G. Aiken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was sent home from the team facility Friday after video released by TMZ shows him shoving and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel.In the February 10 video, Hunt and the woman are seen yelling at each other, before being separated by several people. Hunt then pushes the woman, who hits him in the face.Two men escort Hunt away from the woman. Hunt then charges out, colliding with the man, who knocks the woman over, before Hunt kicks the woman in the leg.Cleveland Police were called to the hotel, but no arrests were made.In August, Hunt addressed the reports of the February incident and one in which he was accused of punching a man. Hunt said he learned from the incidents, but was focused on football.Kansas City owner Dan Hunt also addressed Hunt’s situation.“Kareem is a young man, second year in the league, obviously had a very big year on the field last year,” Clark Hunt said. “I’m sure he learned some lessons this offseason and hopefully won’t be in those kind of situations in the future.”Hunt also said the he did not expect Hunt to be suspended by the league.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by November 30, 2018 /Sports News – National Video shows Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving, kicking womancenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

OGA appoints firm to operate National Data Repository

first_img OGA appoints Osokey to operate National Data Repository. (Credit: Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay) The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has today appointed Osokey as collaborative partner in developing the National Data Repository (NDR) platform, as a critical element of the OGA Digital Energy PlatformOsokey, which was awarded the contract following a competitive tender process will now start developing new services to go live in 2021. The service will continue to host a range of essential information including wellbores, geophysical surveys and petroleum infrastructure but will make inputting and accessing information easier for users. The new cloud-based approach will enable the OGA, for the first time, to host all reported information, including considerable volumes of legacy unprocessed seismic data, in our own systems.As well as establishing an enduring archive, the new service will make data more accessible and easier to navigate for users. The OGA anticipates that this will assist in identifying potential carbon storage sites and contribute to the UK’s net zero objectives. Whilst also enabling users to share data and access data that is machine readable to use for machine learning and artificial intelligence.Nic Granger, OGA Director of Corporate, said:“Since launching in 2019, more than 500 terabytes of information have been downloaded from the NDR. We know the data is used extensively by industry, academia and government to help in a range of activities from exploration to research into carbon storage and we are confident that through working with Osokey it will become an even more useful and valued resource.” Source: Company Press Release Osokey selected as collaborative partner in developing the National Data Repository platform, as a critical element of the OGA Digital Energy Platformlast_img read more


first_imgBROWN BAG PERFORMANCE SERIES TO START RESUME ON JANUARY 3, 2018 The Brown Bag Performance Series will take a winter break the weeks of December 20 and December 27. Please join us again at noon on January 3, as we welcome B&B Entertainment.The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program occurring at noon on Wednesdays at the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 318 Main Street. The Brown Bag Series is made possible in part by the Mesker Music Trust, managed by Fifth Third Investment Advisors.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img69, passed away on April 19 at home. Robert was born in Jersey City and has resided in Bayonne. He worked as a driver for Campbell Taxicabs for many years. Son of the late Ruth (nee: Burton) and Joseph Pindris. Brother of Kathleen Joniak and her Husband Frank, and the late Joseph Pindris, Jr. Father of Lisa Marie Dallaire. Grandfather of Christopher Magarelli. He is also survived by many nieces & nephews. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img

Press release: Cambridgeshire man sentenced to 8 months for illegal waste sites

first_img The landlord was so desperate for Newsome to leave the site and clear the tyres that he was prepared to waive rent arrears of £3,500 if he removed them. The tyres were left there. On Tuesday 09 October 2018 Michael Newsome was sentenced to a total of 8 months imprisonment (4 months consecutive for each offence) suspended for 24 months. Newsome was also ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work for the benefit of the community, ordered to pay a total of £12,131.90 in compensation to the landowners where he abandoned tyres and a contribution of £1,000 costs after pleading guilty to breaking the law in Peterborough and Whittlesey.Peterborough Magistrates heard that Newsome, aged 28, of Overwater Close, Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, traded as Cambridgeshire Rubber Recycling Ltd and even advertised on Facebook as being licensed.First he set up in Peterborough having registered an exemption that allowed him a limited number of tyres on site to be stored under set conditions for safety.Mr Gurjit Bdesha, prosecuting for the Environment Agency, told the court that Newsome leased the Dickens Street site from an 82-year-old man to shred tyres, which he failed to do. Instead, he took well in excess of the number of tyres allowed under the exemption and stored them in a way that had no fire breaks.Mr Bdesha said: We require operators have an approved fire prevention plan in place before a permit is issued. The Environment Agency seeks to work with operators to ensure compliance with the relevant environmental regulations. However, as in this case, where those operators fail to take this advice we are compelled to take action, particularly in cases where the storage of waste may risk local residents or our transport infrastructure.’ Despite being asked to move the tyres, Newsome made no effort to clear the site and the landlord ejected him. He later broke into a lockaway on site, damaging the door, to take back equipment belonging to him. He left behind 87 tonnes of tyres (9,050) costing the landlord £8,121.After being evicted Newsome took on a site at Lazy Acre Farm, Whittlesey and carried on business, failing to even register an exemption.The landlord became worried at the number of tyres on site with no equipment to process them and asked him to leave.Mr Bdesha continued: At that site Newsome abandoned 117 tonnes of tyres (14,040).Mr Bdesha told the court that the site was listed as a High Risk Fire site as the tyres were stored within 70 metres of the mainline railway from Birmingham to Stansted Airport. If there had been a fire due to arson or self-combustion then the impact could have resulted in the closure of the railway and caused significant disruption to the national railway transport network.He said there had been 2 failed attempts to arrest Newsome, 2 failed attempts to get him to voluntarily attend interview with Environment Agency investigators and since then no communication from him.After the hearing Enforcement Team Leader Phil Henderson said: This was especially important as the site is in the middle of a residential area with the nearest home being 13 metres away. Tyres can combust and fire can easily spread. Newsome pleaded guilty to:On or before 3 November 2015 on land known as 61 Dickens Street, Peterborough, PE1 5ER, you operated a regulated facility, namely a tyre treatment and disposal facility, without being authorised by an environmental permit granted under Regulation 12 of the Environmental Permitted (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Contrary to Regulation 12 and 38(1)(a) Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.Between 1 December 2015 and 31 December 2016 on land known as Lazy Acre Farm, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1GR, you operated a regulated facility, namely a tyre treatment and disposal facility, without being authorised by an environmental permit granted under Regulation 12 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Contrary to Regulation 12 and 38(1)(a) Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.last_img read more

Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down

first_imgUnderstanding attack strategies and how to prepare for them will help get your idea off the ground, according to this book by John P. Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus, and co-author Lorne Whitehead.last_img

Pfizer Says Early Data Results Show Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective

first_imgInside Edition / YouTube NEW YORK – Drug maker Pfizer says early data shows its COVID-19 vaccine has an effective rate of more than 90-percent.That’s a much better than expected efficacy if the trend continues. The so-called interim analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers.The volunteers got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. The data found that fewer than 10-percent of infections were in participants who had been given the vaccine.More than 90-percent of the cases were in people who had been given a placebo. The final goal of the trial is to reach 164 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection.Pfizer said in a news release it anticipates seeking emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the third week of November.The company says it expects to have more than a billion doses manufactured next year and it would be free to Americans. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Too Hot, Too Dry

first_imgAbout 65 percent of Georgia is experiencing some level of abnormally dry weather or drought, and there are no signs it will break before October. As summer heads into its home stretch, farmers have been left to tally the impacts of the hot, dry weather.Throughout the state, dryland crops are doing poorly except where scattered showers happened to hit, while irrigated crops are taking all the water they could absorb.In north Georgia, the region that has had the longest stretch of drought, farmers are dealing with smaller-than-expected peaches due to the dry weather. Livestock producers in northern Georgia were feeding hay because the pastures were doing so poorly, and hay was being imported into the area from Tennessee to meet the demand. Some north Georgia corn farmers abandoned their crop due to the dry conditions.One positive impact of the high heat is that irrigated cotton is maturing earlier than normal, which means farmers may be able to harvest in September rather than early October.Climatologists expect August to start with scattered showers, but to return to drier-than-normal weather at the end of the month. Above-normal temperatures are likely to continue through October, and drier-than-normal conditions are slightly more likely than usual to continue as well.Precipitation TotalsAlmost half of Georgia has received less than 50 percent of its normal rainfall so far this summer.Columbus, Georgia, recorded its driest July on record based on 115 years of data. Savannah, Georgia, was the second driest, based on 143 years of record, and Augusta and Brunswick, Georgia, were the third driest on record, according to each of those weather stations.According to National Weather Service reports, Valdosta, Georgia, recorded the highest monthly total rainfall with 9.71 inches, 3.08 inches above normal. Columbus recorded the lowest with 0.96 inches, 3.80 inches below normal.Atlanta recorded 3.66 inches of rain, 1.61 inches below normal. Macon, Georgia, recorded 2.34 inches of rain, 2.61 inches below normal.Savannah recorded 1.21 inches of rain, 4.39 inches below normal.Augusta recorded 1.31 inches of rain, 3.02 inches below normal.Alma, Georgia, recorded 1.63 inches of rain, 3.70 inches below normal. Brunswick recorded 1.29 inches of rain, 2.79 inches below normal.Albany, Georgia, recorded 2.23 inches of rain, 3.23 inches below normal.Rome, Georgia, recorded 1.45 inches of rain, 2.87 inches below normal. The highest single-day rainfall recorded by Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network volunteers was 3.40 inches, measured northeast of Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia, on July 18, followed by 3.20 inches of rain south of Savannah on the same date. A volunteer in Garfield, Georgia, in Emanuel County, reported 3.08 inches of rain on July 10. The highest monthly rainfall total, 9.27 inches, was measured east of Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County, followed by 8.31 inches of rain by a second volunteer nearby. Temperatures This summer has seen the second or third warmest June-to-July period on record for much of the state. Temperatures ranged from almost 2 to 3.5 degrees above the 1981–2010 average. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 83.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 3.2 degrees above normal.Athens, Georgia, saw 84.0 F, 3.4 degrees above normal.Columbus saw 84.4 F, 1.9 degrees above normal.Macon saw 85.1 F, 3.3 degrees above normal.Savannah saw 86.1 F, 3.5 degrees above normal.Brunswick saw 85.5 F, 2.7 degrees above normal.Alma saw 84.4 F, 2.4 degrees above normal.Augusta saw 84.6 F, 3.0 degrees above normal.Albany saw 84.9 F, 2.5 degrees above normal.Rome saw 82.4 F, 2.8 degrees above normal.In spite of the warm conditions, only one temperature record was set in July 2016. Alma reported a nighttime low temperature of 77 degrees on July 8, replacing the old high nighttime temperature of 76 degrees set in 2011. Alma and Brunswick also reported their warmest July temperatures on record, based on almost 70 years of data. Many other stations were in their top five warmest.Severe weather was observed on 18 days during the month. Almost all of the reports involved scattered wind damage.For more information, please see the “Climate and Agriculture in the South East” blog at or visit our webpage at feel free to email your weather and climate impacts on agriculture to share on the blog to [email protected]last_img read more

“Life 101”

first_imgTwo University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in rural counties in north and south Georgia are helping 4-H’ers realize the importance of financial literacy.For the past two years, 4-H students in Randolph, Whitfield and neighboring counties have been introduced to financial management strategies at “Life 101” conferences across Georgia. They’ve learned how to make smart shopping choices, establish and stick to a financial budget, save money for college, and understand the difference between checking and savings accounts.Kris Peavy, Randolph County Extension coordinator and 4-H leader, along with Kandi Edwards, Whitfield County Extension coordinator and 4-H leader, quickly discovered how little understanding students in sixth through eighth grades have of finances.“You would be amazed that some students don’t know you have to have money in a checking account before you can write a check,” Peavy said. “I think the kids like the money side of it because a lot of them don’t even know the difference between a checking account and savings account or a debit card and credit card. It’s not being taught at home or even talked about.”Edwards agrees. “We find that a lot of 4-H’ers have very little information about many basic life issues,” she said.Based on the Extension curriculum “Your Money, Your Future,” the “Life 101” program was expanded to introduce middle school age students to college life.In 2018, the students made overnight trips to Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia, and Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia. In July, the local electrical membership cooperatives (EMC) in both counties funded the students’ day trips to Albany Technical College in Cuthbert, Georgia, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Dalton, Georgia. Through these trips, the students learned it’s never too early to start thinking about college.“There are some children who have thought some about (college), others who don’t have a clue, and then those who think they know something. But it’s like the old adage, ‘You don’t know what you don’t know until you realize you don’t know it,’ ” Edwards said. “Even 4-H members who have had exposure to financial lessons learn to set smart goals for their futures.”If these students plan to attend college, they need to understand the value of saving for it, according to Peavy and Edwards. UGA Extension enlisted the help of local bankers who taught the students how to open account and savings accounts and explained the difference between a debit card and a credit card.“Everybody’s going to have to deal with money. They need to know about banking accounts and checking accounts and debit and credit cards, as well as interest,” Edwards said.If they’re able to acquire funding again, the two county 4-H programs would like to host a third year of “Life 101” in 2020, as well as expand the conferences to other areas.“We’ve had one in the southwest and one in the northwest, but it would be cool to get something in the southeast and northeast going as well,” Edwards said.The Georgia 4-H agents will present their findings at the National 4-H meeting in West Virginia in November.last_img read more

At Fairfax farm, Welch outlines plan to address dairy price volatility

first_imgDuring a Friday afternoon press conference with Vermont dairy leaders in Fairfax, Representative Peter Welch outlined new legislation to prevent volatility in the dairy industry and help Vermont farmers. At the McNall family farm in Fairfax, Welch announced he will introduce the Dairy Price Stabilization Act next week with Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA). The bill seeks to stabilize the milk market by creating a disincentive for farmers to rapidly increase their herd size when prices increase.“Following last year’s devastating dairy price crisis, the need for a plan to match supply with demand is clear. To delay in addressing the enduring challenges of price volatility is to leave Vermont farmers vulnerable to a system that simply is not working,” Welch said. “Introducing this bill is just a first step, but it is an important step. Working together, we will refine it to ensure that it works for dairy farmers – in Vermont and throughout the country.”The legislation calls on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine on a quarterly basis the capacity for growth in the dairy market. Producers who exceed the percentage increase allowed by the USDA would pay a market access fee, which would be distributed to all farmers.The bill empowers farmers by allowing them to vote on whether to enact the program and, three years after it commences, to vote on whether to continue it. Farmers would sit on a 30-member board that would advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the implementation of the program.Welch was joined at the announcement by statewide dairy leaders, including Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee, Amanda St. Pierre and Bill Rowell of Dairy Farmers Working together, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery board president Ralph McNall, Agri-Mark director Robert Foster and representatives of Dairylea/Dairy Farmers of America.Allbee said, “I am pleased to join Congressman Welch today as he indicates his support for the Growth Management bill. This is an important first stage in the debate. This is critically needed to reform national dairy policy. In the Northeast, and increasingly across the country, it is well recognized that the current federal pricing system is broken, and that growth management is needed to reduce the extreme price volatility that exists that is bringing economic havoc to farmers, their families, and our rural landscape. I applaud Rep. Welch for taking action today in supporting this legislation.”Source: Welch’s office. 4.16.2010# # #last_img read more