Gatland concerned by away form in 6Nations

first_imgGatland takes his side on a tour of New Zealand this summer.Gatland says England’s victory in Cardiff was the only significant away win of the Six Nations, and is calling on his potential charges to “front up” away from home. The composition of Gatland’s Lions squad will be known on April 19th.last_img

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Giants’ Larry Baer suspended after video surfaces of him knocking wife out of chair

first_img“At my direction, the Department of Investigations conducted an investigation into the March 1, 2019 video-recorded incident involving Larry Baer,” commissioner Rob Manfred wrote in a statement. “I also personally met with Mr. Baer.  Based on my review of the results of the investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Baer’s conduct was unacceptable under MLB policies and warrants discipline.  In determining the appropriate level of discipline, I find that Mr. Baer should be held to a higher standard because as a leader he is expected to be a role model for others in his organization and community.  Based on my conversation with Mr. Baer, it is clear that he regrets what transpired and takes responsibility for his conduct.”In the incident in question, Baer was caught on a video submitted to TMZ in an argument with his wife over a cell phone. Related News Giants president and CEO Larry Baer has been suspended without pay by MLB after a video surfaced of him knocking his wife out of a chair during a public altercation.MLB announced Tuesday it has banned Baer from operating in any capacity with the Giants until July 1. Giants CEO Larry Baer taking ‘personal time’ away from team after domestic incident Baer went to take the phone away from his wife and knocked her to the ground in the process. The San Francisco DA has said the Giants CEO will not face criminal charges for the incident.The Giants released a statement following MLB’s announcement on Tuesday.”We thank Commissioner Rob Manfred and the staff at Major League Baseball for their timely and careful review and assessment of the matter involving Giants CEO Larry Baer,” the statement read. “We share the Commissioner’s concern and disappointment in Mr. Baer’s conduct as it does not represent the values of the Giants organization.”We also want to thank the fans, partners and members of the community who have taken the time to reach out to us and express their perspectives on the matter. We very much value and respect the sentiments.”The Commissioner has imposed what we believe to be appropriate disciplinary measures and we will work with Major League Baseball and Mr. Baer to ensure that all aspects of the disciplinary program are completed. Mr. Baer has apologized for his unacceptable behavior and has recommitted himself to undergo the necessary counseling program to ensure that this never happens again.”center_img Giants CEO Larry Baer won’t face criminal charges over altercation with wife, DA says Baer released a statement as well.”I respect and accept the Commissioner’s decision and appreciate the fair and thorough process undertaken by MLB and the Giants. I made a serious mistake that I sincerely regret and I am truly sorry for my actions. My unacceptable behavior well short of what must be demanded of every person, particularly someone in my position and role in the community.”I will now immediately begin the significant work ahead of me to listen and learn from my mistakes and to seek professional advice. I am committed to doing what it takes to earn the trust and respect of the many people impacted by my actions.”last_img read more

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3-year-old dies after falling into a grease trap at Tim Hortons

first_imgAuthorities in Rochester, N.Y are reporting that a 3-year-old boy has died after he fell into a grease trap while playing at a Tim Hortons restaurant.The incident occurred just before 12:00 pm Monday in the area of University Avenue and Culver Road.Officials told reporters that they initially received a call about a missing child. As they headed to the location, they received another call about a child who was found in a grease trap at the same location.“I don’t know how long he was in there, but we do know that it was almost instantaneous: When the mother found the child missing, they called the police right away, and several minutes later he was discovered in the grease trap,” said Investigator Frank Camp of the Rochester Police Department during a press conference.When authorities arrived, the child had been pulled out of the wastewater disposal system and a witness was attempting CPR. Officials then relieved the witness and began CPR until the child was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.According to the report, the child reportedly climbed on top off the grease trap that was embedded in the ground and it’s plastic lid gave way. The child fell into the grease trap and was unable to get out.Authorities are continuing the question employees and witnesses at the scene. They will also review surveillance video to gather more details on the incident.last_img read more

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South Florida Congressman Says Impeachment is Already Underway

first_imgA South Florida politician says the impeachment process against President Trump has already begun.Congressman Ted Deutsch writes in an op-ed piece published in The Sun Sentinel,  “The question is no longer whether the House should vote to proceed with a formal impeachment inquiry. The inquiry has already begun. The Judiciary Committee may refer articles of impeachment to the whole House for a vote at any time.”While Deutsch supports impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that she is not ready to formally support it. Congresswoman Louis Frankel, who represents the Palm Beach district that includes Mar-A-Lago, echoes Pelosi’s sentiment. She tells our news partner, CBS12, “[Impeachment] is the start of the process that has to go to the Senate, and without question, the Republicans in the Senate would protect the President and probably try to exonerate him. My message to people who do not want to see President Trump in office – and I’m one of them – is in the end, it’s going to be the 2020 election.”Deutch explains that an investigation into “abuse of power” by President Trump has been underway in the Judiciary Committee since last March, and that the panel’s chairman has the necessary authority and subpoena power. He adds, “No additional step is required. No magic words need to be uttered on the House floor. No vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry is necessary.”According to The Sun Sentinel, Deutsch is the 16th of 24 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to support impeachment.last_img read more

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MAN IS TERRIFIED HIS STOLEN GUNS WILL BE USED TO ROB MORE PENSIONERS

first_imgA young man said he is terrified that his stolen guns will be used to terrorise and rob more pensioners in Co Donegal.Mark Dowds with the camouflaged rifle which was one of two guns taken in the raid on his family’s home. (NW Newspix)Hunting enthusiast Mark Dowds has been left devastated after thieves broke into his family home and stole two shotguns, a hunting knife and cartridges.The 22 year old lives in Newtowncunningham, an area devastated by dozens of raids on the homes of pensioners in recent weeks. The gang broke into Mark’s family home in Rooskey and used a shovel and crowbar to smash open a locked gun-chest containing his guns.Devastated Mark told Donegal Daily “I am sickened to think that these guns could be cut down and used to terrorise old people and rob them.“I know there’s every likelihood that this could happen and it makes me sick. Old people have suffered around here enough.“They are terrified at night and now these scumbags have two more guns and a very sharp hunting knife they can use in their cowardly raids.” The robbery is even more devastating for Mark as one of the guns, a Lamper Over and Under shotgun, was given to him by his father Ivor when he started to shoot.“I simply can’t replace that gun. It has huge sentimental value. But the cowards who broke into our family home don’t care about that,” said the Moyle Gun Club member.The gang also stole a significant sum of money which Mark had saved to celebrate his 23rd birthday this weekend with friends.Gardai are hunting the gang behind the raid which happened between 1 and 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.A local farmer spotted a green or blue car with a Northern Ireland registration acting suspiciously in the area at the time. As well as nightly patrols in the area, local residents have set up text alert schemes and provided alarms and sensor lights for the elderly at cost price.A recent meeting to discuss the burglary crisis in the was attended by more than 1,500 people and a €10,000 bounty was offered to catch the gang.Mark said he has no qualms in saying what he would have done had he have walked in on the burglars ransacking his family home.“They may have walked in but they wouldn’t have been walking out. It’s as simple as that. “The aw is on the side of these people and the Gardai simply don’t have the resources to catch them.“It’s going to take a serious incident and I mean one of these people getting badly hurt during a burglary to send the message out.“People are sick of being preyed upon. I will never forget what these people did to my home but if they do it again I will be ready,” he said.MAN IS TERRIFIED HIS STOLEN GUNS WILL BE USED TO ROB MORE PENSIONERS was last modified: March 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:burglarygangguns stolenMarks DowdsNewtowncunninghamRooskeylast_img read more

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Two cops injured in separate accidents

first_imgKolkata: Two policemen were injured in two separate accidents in two different places in the city on Sunday. The incident occurred near the Shakespeare and Upper Wood Street Crossing around 11 am when a police constable Naresh Majhi was hit by a Uber cab. The victim, who has currently been serving at South TP Guard, received injuries on his left elbow. He was immediately taken to a nearby private hospital by his fellow colleagues where he was discharged from later in the day. On the basis of a specific complaint, police started a probe. The vehicle was seized and the driver had been detained for interrogation.In the other incident, another a police personnel identified as Biswajit Sarkar of Sealdah TP guard was injured after being dashed by a speeding ambulance. The incident took place on Beliaghata main road at 4.30 pm. His right leg got injured in the accident. He was taken to the NRS Medical College and Hospital and later discharged after the primary treatment. The vehicle has also been seized by the police following the incident.last_img read more

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TravelBrands surpasses fundraising goal in support of SickKids

first_imgTravelBrands surpasses fundraising goal in support of SickKids Travelweek Group Share Tags: TravelBrands Wednesday, September 13, 2017 center_img MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands enjoyed a day on the links last week to raise money and shine the spotlight on the SickKids Foundation.Taking place on Sept. 7 at the Eagles Nest Golf Club, the golf tournament was able to raise a total of $252,500 for the SickKids Labatt Family Heart Centre, $50,000 more than TravelBrand’s initial goal. The company credited its suppliers, travel agents and employees for lending their support to a worthy cause.“Our goal this year was to raise $200,000 and I am proud to say we passed it,” said Frank DeMarinis, President and CEO, TravelBrands. “I would like to thank our partners, staff and suppliers for making our event a huge success and helping us give back a meaningful cause.”Joseph DeMarinis, co-owner of TravelBrands, added: “Our commitment to SickKids and the Labatt Family Heart Centre over the past four years has helped SickKids make major strides in improving and saving lives. As a child health leader, SickKids has always been on the frontlines in the fight against childhood illness, which is why they have our support year after year.”More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongJoseph also noted that next year, TravelBrands will mark a “significant five-year milestone” by aligning with SickKids VS Limits. “We will make it the biggest and best on yet!” he said.The tournament included delicious food, a helicopter ball drop and a million-dollar-shootout, not to mention an online-based silent auction sponsored by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) that raised $36,250 alone. Notable items included all-inclusive vacations, cruises, signed sports gear, hockey game tickets and Cirque du Soleil tickets, courtesy of suppliers like Royal Caribbean, Marival Resort & Suites, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Carnival Cruise, Celebrity Cruises, NCL and the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.To date, TravelBrands has raised over $700,000 for the SickKids Foundation. This year, all proceeds will be contributed towards the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre to support their goal of becoming the leading pediatric heart disease centre in the world. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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