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Mark Walton arrested, charged with battery for allegedly punching pregnant woman; Dolphins cut RB

first_imgPolice report on former Dolphins RB Mark Walton alleges he pushed a woman against a wall and punched her several times in the face and head this morning. The report states he learned two days ago the woman was pregnant with his child.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 19, 2019According to the police report, Walton was arrested by Davie police at 4:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday, The woman is five weeks pregnant, and Walton recently learned she was pregnant with his child.Per the South Florida Sun Sentinel, aggravated battery on a pregnant woman “is a second-degree felony that could result in up to 15 years in prison in Florida.”The Dolphins released a statement on the running back. We have waived running back Mark Walton. pic.twitter.com/vXhON24Z4I— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2019″I think it’s an unfortunate situation,” Walton’s attorney Michael A. Gottlieb said Tuesday, via the Sun Sentinel. “It’s obviously in the very early stages, and we’re looking for a favorable outcome.”Walton, who was originally drafted by the Bengals in 2018, was arrested three times in the 2019 offseason: once on a misdeameanor marijuana possession charge, once on a misdemeanor battery charge involving a neighbor and a third time on a misdemeanor weapons charge.Stemming from those offseason arrests, the NFL on Nov. 4 suspended Walton four games for violating the league’s conduct and substance abuse policy. The Dolphins on Tuesday waived running back Mark Walton hours after he was arrested and charged with battery of a pregnant woman.Walton, 22, allegedly pushed and punched the woman in the head multiple times early Tuesday morning, per a police report, which also states the woman is pregnant with Walton’s child.last_img read more

CONGU launches updated website

first_img26 Oct 2016 CONGU launches updated website The Board of CONGU® – the Council of National Golf Unions – has announced the launch of their new, updated website.Chairman, Jim McArthur commented: “This has been a long process with much thought being given particularly to the layout of the website and to how this would best serve our aims and objectives.“We have set out to make the site simpler to use and to be more instructional for both players and club officials alike. There are many players who are quite happy to accept the handicap system as it is without wishing to know in detail how it works, but there are also those who have a desire to understand the handicapping system better, and have often criticised CONGU for not making it simpler to understand.“Hopefully, the addition of the Quick Guides, and a complete online manual will help to address these criticisms, and we invite golfers and club officials alike to visit  www.congu.com”Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Voters Approve RBR Referendum

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – In a special school election held Dec. 11, voters in three boroughs approved a $17.3 million capital improvements plan for Red Bank Regional High School. The first proposal included a new roof ($4 million), renovation of existing facilities ($4.6 million) and the construction of 10 new classrooms ($7.1 million) for a price tag of $15.7 million in addition to state funding. Of the 2,186 votes cast on the first referendum question, 69 percent of the voters said yes, and 31 percent voted no. The second proposal centered on replacing Red Bank Regional’s grass football field with a multisport turf surface ($1.6 million) and upgrading the facility’s restrooms and concession stand ($730,000) for a cost of $2.3 million. Of the 2,170 votes cast on the second question. 59 percent voted yes and 40 percent voted no. Part of that presentation focused on the $4.9 million in state aid the school is expected to receive toward the plan. “I think you need to maintain the standards of the school,” Bill said. “The proposal for the artificial turf is a little bit of add-on, I think. But I can see how that ties into maintaining the infrastructure of the property.” Red Bank Regional Superintendent Louis B. Moore said the school community also reached more than 400 residents over that span, each time stressing that if the plan was not approved, the potential to cut school programming would increase and school taxes would surge. The rapid growth cut into enrollment at Red Bank Regional’s respected five academies by out-of-district tuition-paying students. Tuition revenue decreased from $4 million to $2.8 million during that time period. “The big takeaway for me, aside from the fact that both questions passed, is that both questions passed in all three towns,” said Red Bank Regional Board of Education member Frank A. Neary Jr. in a interview with The Two River Times Tuesday night. With these improvements, board member Neary said all the data and projections he and the board possess shows Red Bank Regional in a “good position for the foreseeable future.” “We have some wonderful academic programs. We also have some great specialty programs in our academies. These renovations are going to bring our facility up to speed. We have the programs, we have an incredible staff, now we’re going to have the facilities that will allow us to continue to grow. Red Bank Regional is on a roll,” Moore added. After 2023, costs are expected to drop to $12, $13 and $15 per year, respectively, school board officials said. All of their children have attended Red Bank Regional. Now their grandchildren are preparing to enter the high school, and the Hanrattys were both motivated to cast “yes” votes in Tuesday’s election. Moore said the focus of the improvement plan was always academics. According to unofficial results published Wednesday by the Monmouth County Clerk’s office, Red Bank Regional school district voters in Little Silver, Shrewsbury and Red Bank approved a $17.3 million plan for upgrades to the school’s academic and athletic facilities. The reason why, Moore said, is because enrollment is on an upward trend at the Ridge Road high school. Over the past four years, classroom space had become tight due to growing in-district enrollment. Each homeowner will have a different tax burden depending on the town they live in and the assessed value of their home. According to the school board, the average cost to Little Silver residents will be an additional $23 per year. It will be an average of $22 more in Red Bank and $24 more in Shrewsbury. Neary spent the last six months championing the improvements plan to more than 60 school district groups. Bill and Margie Hanratty have been Little Silver residents since 1978 when the U.S. Navy stationed Bill at Naval Weapons Station Earle in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township. “This was an overwhelming show of support from all three communities, and I think that’s because this is a reasonable plan that was well thought out,” Neary added. “We were clear about this from the beginning. The academic program came first,” said Moore, noting that Proposal No. 2 for the turf field could not pass if Proposal No. 1 failed. “We’ve supported Red Bank Regional for many years and we’d like it to maintain its reputation,” Margie added. “We’re not in perfect condition. And no- body knows what’s going to happen 10 or 20 years down the road, but we think for a good amount of time this is going to be a very reasonable plan. It’s not the perfect plan. But it’s a reasonable plan. And the administration and staff here can make it work,” Neary added. Residents were asked to weigh in on two questions in the voting booth.last_img read more

Gabriel Jesus: “Ramos is not missing, I barely support my hands”

first_imgManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus explained the play of the first visitor goal in the English victory over Real Madrid this Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabéu, and noted that “Sergio is not missing Ramos “, since” barely “supports the hands.The Brazilian made the 1-1 in the 78th minute in a play in which Ramos and all the Bernabéu claimed the attacker’s foul for a push in search to finish off alone. “Soccer is contact, I don’t push, I just support hands how it looks “, he said in statements to Movistar Plus. “I barely support my hands, I place my hands, it’s not necessary”he added The City player. Neither the collegiate Daniele Orsato nor the VAR considered cancel the play of 1-1, which disconnected a Madrid that shortly after He fit 1-2 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.Rodrigo: “The dressing room doesn’t think this is done”How did you watch the game?I think it was a complicated game to analyze, they have entered very well, it cost us more. But I would highlight what we are missing this year, that personality at key moments. The changes have been very important. We have demonstrated physical and mental strength to turn it around.Do you consider the tie on track?We are going to raise the game as if it were the last game, we know about the history of Madrid. There is no thought in the locker room that this is done. We know what rival we have in front of us.last_img read more

Motie impresses as Jaguars tighten grip

first_img SECOND-INNINGS RESPONSE GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Emerging leg-spinner Gudakesh Motie unleashed his best bowling effort in only his second first-class match, as Guyana Jaguars continue to stamp their authority over Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the third day of their second-round match in the Regional First Class Championship at the National Stadium at Providence here yesterday. Motie, 20, produced a six-wicket haul that destroyed the Hurricanes’ first innings for a paltry 85 runs, 334 runs short of Guyana’s mammoth first-innings total of 419 for nine declared. However, half-centuries from Nkrumah Bonner and Daron Cruickshank inspired a courageous fight back, lifting the visitors to 215 for three in their second innings, after Jaguars enforced the follow-on. Still, Leewards trail by 119 runs with seven second-innings wickets in hand, and are likely to play for a draw when the match enters its final day on Monday. The visitors were unable to recover from their overnight score of 48 for four, and only succeeded in adding 37 runs before losing the remaining six wickets ahead of the lunch break. Motie, the former West Indies under-19 player, picked his way through the Leewards’ fragile batting line-up, snatching up two wickets when the score was on 26, and another two with the score on 84, to finish with six wickets, conceding 20 runs from 13.2 overs, seven of which were maidens. Opener Sherwin Peters, with a top score of 28, and Captain Steve Liburd, who scored 23, were the only batsmen to score more than 11 runs. Facing a huge first-innings deficit, Leewards gave a better account of themselves in the second innings, which started before lunch. LEEWARDS TRAIL BY 119 RUNS A carefully compiled 57 from Cruickshank, an aggressive 58 from Bonner and three half-century partnerships scripted a solid second-innings response. A stubborn opening stand of 50 between Peters (39) and Shane Jeffers (31) was an early indication that Leewards had not yet thrown in the towel. Jeffers was severe on Ronsford Beaten, but the Guyanese pacer got his revenge by uprooting his stump to end the opening stand. Cruickshank batted for 11 minutes, faced 83 balls and scored nine fours before he was trapped lbw to Motie. He and Peters consolidated with a second-wicket stand of 65. Bonner, who has already hit nine fours and a six for his unbeaten 58, and Orlando Peters, 25 not out, have already compiled 80 runs for the third wicket.last_img read more

Cause for celebrations and concern

first_imgThe Carifta Games are still as right for the young track and field athletes of the region as they were first staged in 1972. As seen last weekend, Carifta still gives the future stars of Caribbean track and field their first experience of international competition. It’s an invaluable first step on the way to the top.For so many, including the dominant Jamaican teams, it’s a maiden voyage into competition beyond their own shores into airline travel, different cuisine and unfamiliar stadia. It was a master stroke when the Barbadian Austin Sealyformulated the event in 1972. Now, as it was then, it’s like international competition 101.The Carifta Games also presents data for regional track and field administrators to learn from. While the sprints in both the Under-18 and Under-20 age categories had enough entries to require a preliminary round, that wasn’t the case in other events. While that wouldn’t be a surprise in the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m, there were no heats in the girls’ Under-20 800 metres, the 4x100m and 4x400m for boys and girls in both the Under-18 and Under-20 categories and in most of the hurdling events.Five girls faced the starter in the 400-metre hurdles for Under-18 girls, with four in the Under-20 version. This is startling, given the bright history in a discipline where Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados have produced high-class exponents. It was worse among the boys, with the corresponding numbers being five and three. Here the region has recently produced champions like Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago and Bahamian Jeffery Gibson.Four girls came to the blocks in the Under-20 100-metre hurdles and five young men came to contest the Under-20 110m hurdles.In the field, only three girls are listed as participants in the Under-20 high jump. This is in contrast to an apparent Caribbean upswing in the event. Just last year, Levern Spencer won this event at the Pan-American Games, with her St Lucian compatriot, Jeanelle Schepper, taking the NCAA title for the University of South Carolina. Earlier in March, the Barbadian Akela Jones cleared 1.98 metres in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) indoors as part of the heptathlon. Jones also won the individual high jump as well.If those numbers represent ongoing trends, and in many cases they do, then the region has lots of work to do.Jamaica may be able to take care of itself. Thanks to the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, our high schools pursue excellence in a wide range of athletic disciplines. Even here, there are long running weak spots in the jumps, throws and middle and long distance disciplines. The rest of the region doesn’t have Champs and needs help to spark development. Some, like St Vincent and the Grenadines, don’t even have a synthetic running track.Maybe that’s why Jamaica is becoming attractive to junior athletes from the region. They can’t wait until development comes to their island home. So they instead come to the place where, because of Champs, development is far more advanced. It’s a fair guess that they will keep on coming.n HUBERT LAWRENCE has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

Forensic audit of M&CC welcoming

first_imgDear Editor,It was with considerable relief and anticipation that I learnt of the intention of the Auditor General to launch a forensic audit of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, regarding the millions of dollars in funds provided by Central Government since 2015, most of which cannot be accounted for.I sincerely hope that he proceeds with a forensic audit, even in the absence of the requested financial documents, which of course would never be given voluntarily to him; and I hope he uses his powers under the forensic audit regulations, if necessary, to submit his findings to the Police and subsequently to the Director of Public Prosecutions for criminal investigations.This is not the first time that the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has been trying unsuccessfully to scrutinize expenditure allocated by Parliament for the Ministry of Communities, which was then doled out to the Georgetown Municipality.One year ago, during another Public Accounts Committee meeting, members were told by officials of the Council that there was an eight-year gap (2006-2013) in the financial records of Council due to the records being damaged as a consequence of flooding at City Hall. How convenient.I think it would be irresponsible for the Central Government to give City Hall another cent, being fully aware of its inability to account for the money; and worse, to allow Council officials to squander it on themselves.But even if the Auditor General were to be provided with all of the requisite documents and verifications of the expenditures, the problems of lack of accountability, mismanagement and vice at the Georgetown Municipality run way deeper than that. It also needs to be investigated what is done with the equipment, supplies, services and other resources that were purportedly procured using the financial resources provided by Central Government.A simple check would reveal that the double cab pick-up that was purchased for the City Police using $6.2 million is being misused, and rather than being used to arrest the out-of-control crime situation in Georgetown, it can instead be seen transporting children to and from school on a daily basis, and countless times outside the precincts of Georgetown.The $52.1 million provided for debushing the Le Repentir Cemetery was handed out largely to a relative of a senior municipal official, rather than being publicly tendered — clearly in violation of tender procedures. The $60 million given could easily have renovated the Kitty Market, but we all know of that debacle which has caused vendors to be dislocated for more than two years and the Government having to come up with an additional $25 million.Then the $23.9 million given to refurbish the City Constabulary Training School, what a joke. Just look at the Training School, one would be hard pressed to see $9 million spent on it, let alone $23.9 million. The claim is preposterous, and the list goes on and on.I have every confidence in the Audit Office of Guyana, and thus am awaiting the results with bated breath.Sincerely,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more

Taxi driver robbed, relieved of car by knife-wielding customer

first_imgThe motor car belonging to Deendyal Budram, a taxi driver attached to the Munish Taxi Service located at Nonpariel, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was hijacked on Saturday evening by a lone attacker who also relieved the owner of his cash and personal belongings.Based on reports received, Budram was approached by a man who was clad in a white T-shirt and black short pants at about 19:00h requesting to be taken to Friendship, ECD. Upon reaching the village, he was directed to a dead end road.While there, he further told Guyana Times that as he turned the vehicle around, he was held at knifepoint by the passenger who was seated in the front passengers’ seat of the car.“He hold me shirt front and pull out a knife and he tell me that I must give he everything,” the traumatised man relayed.Fearful for his life, he took out $13,000 cash which was in his pocket along with his smart phone and handed it to the perpetrator. A seemingly unsatisfied carjacker then pushed Budram out of the Silver Grey Raum bearing registration number HC 6506 and drove away.The man then walked to another branch of the taxi service at Buxton and related what took place. He also called his employer. The traumatised man then went to the Vigilance Police Station where he made a report.The Police have since obtained CCTV footage from the Nonpariel base which is being used as they continue their investigations.Just a few weeks ago, another employee of the said taxi service was also attacked and robbed at Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The victim, Ramnarine, was requested by a customer to be taken to Ruimveldt but was attacked and robbed of his valuables.That matter was also reported but no one was arrested even though CCTV footage was obtained.last_img read more

Reports – Juventus to sell Manchester United target Vidal?

first_img1 Arturo Vidal in action for Juventus Juventus are considering selling Manchester United target Arturo Vidal, according to reports in Italy.Sport Mediaset claim that, despite resisting big-money offers for the Chilean star during the summer, they might decide to cash in on him when the transfer window opens in the New Year.This news will surely interest long-term admirers United once again but Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be in the hunt.Vidal’s progress this season has been hampered by persistent knee problems, which required surgery to cure at the end of last season.Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli revealed that Vidal had felt his right knee again despite playing all 90 minutes in the nation’s 3-0 win over Peru on Friday.And it has now been suggested that Juventus are growing concerned about the long-term implications of Vidal’s injury and could be ready to sell.last_img read more

Author Peter F. Drucker dies

first_imgPeter F. Drucker, revered as the father of modern management for his numerous books and articles stressing innovation, entrepreneurship and strategies for dealing with a changing world, died Friday at 95, a spokesman for Claremont Graduate University said. Drucker died of natural causes at his home in Claremont, east of Los Angeles, said spokesman Bryan Schneider. Drucker was considered a management visionary for his recognition that dedicated employees are key to the success of any corporation, and marketing and innovation should come before worries about finances. His motivational techniques were used by executives at some of the biggest companies in corporate America, including Intel Corp. and Sears, Roebuck & Co. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In 2002, Drucker was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been called “the world’s foremost pioneer of management theory” and a champion of concepts such as privatization, management by objective and decentralization. Business Week magazine hailed him as “the most enduring management thinker of our time,” and Forbes magazine featured him on a 1997 cover under the headline: “Still the Youngest Mind.” In the early 1940s, General Motors invited Drucker to study its inner workings. That experience led to his first management book, “Concept of the Corporation,” in 1946. He went on to write more than 30 books. “He’s very much an intellectual leader, and that’s not common,” said D. Quinn Mills, a professor at Harvard Business School who shared the podium at several conferences with Drucker. Quinn described Drucker’s insights as rare. After the big stock market decline of October 1987, Drucker said he had expected it, “and not for economic reasons, but for aesthetic and moral reasons.” “The last two years were just too disgusting a spectacle,” Drucker said. “Pigs gorging themselves at the trough are always a disgusting spectacle, and you know it won’t last long.” Drucker termed Wall Street brokers “a totally nonproductive crowd which is out for a lot of easy money.” “When you reach the point where the traders make more money than investors, you know it’s not going to last,” he said. “The average duration of a soap bubble is known. It’s about 26 seconds,” Drucker said. “Then the surface tension becomes too great and it begins to burst. “For speculative crazes, it’s about 18 months.” Drucker was born in Vienna, and educated there and in England. He earned a doctorate in international law while working as a newspaper reporter in Frankfurt, Germany. He remained in Germany until 1933, when one of his essays was banned by the Nazi regime. For a time, he worked as an economist for a bank in London, then moved to the United States in 1937. He taught politics and philosophy at Bennington College in Vermont and for more than 20 years was a professor of management at New York University’s graduate business school. Beginning in 1971, he taught a course for midcareer executives at Claremont Graduate School in California, which named its business school after him. His management books included: “The Effective Executive,” 1966; “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices,” 1974; and “Managing in a Time of Great Change,” 1995. In 2004, he put out “The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done.” He also wrote scores of articles for the academic and popular press, and two novels and a 1979 autobiography, “Adventures of a Bystander.” While much of his career was spent studying employees in the workplace, he also dedicated time to the service sector, founding the New York-based Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, known since 2003 as the Leader to Leader Institute. Jack Beatty, a senior editor at Atlantic Monthly magazine who wrote the book “The World According to Peter Drucker,” described the management guru as “uproariously funny (with) a great rapport. You ask him a question and it can go on for some time.” Drucker is survived by his wife, Doris, and their four children, Claremont said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more