Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II to be retried on eight charges

first_imgFormer NFL player Kellen Winslow II, found guilty on three charges, including rape, and not guilty on a fourth on Monday, will be retried on the remaining eight counts he faced in a Southern California court, prosecutors announced Friday (via prosecution announced its decision Friday in San Diego County Superior Court in Vista, California, after the judge earlier this week declared a mistrial when the jury became deadlocked on the remaining charges, including two counts of rape. The jurors considered 12 criminal counts against Winslow: seven felonies and five misdemeanors involving the five women. The new trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 30.Winslow, 35, remains jailed after defense’s request that he be released on $1 million bail and confined to his home was denied. Related News Browns veterans confronted Baker Mayfield after negative comments about Duke Johnson, report says Winslow’s father, Hall of Famer and former San Diego Chargers star Kellen Winslow, sat behind his son in the courtroom throughout the initial trial.Taken by the Browns with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, the younger Winslow suffered a broken right leg his rookie season then sustained a serious knee injury to the same leg in a motorcycle accident that offseason.He played for the Browns, Buccaneers, Patriots and Jets in an NFL career that ended when he was suspended in 2013 while with the Jets for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers.last_img read more

2020 NHL Winter Classic: Ten things to do in Dallas as Stars host Predators

first_imgThe historic Cotton Bowl has been overlaid with ice and the stores — such as Dallas’ own Rally House — have been filled with Winter Classic garb. Whether you’re in the Lone Star State for a day, a week or maybe even longer, here are 10 things to do on any budget as the Stars take on the Preds in the Winter Classic.The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade  |  NHL All-Decade TeamFrom fast food to family fun, here are 10 things to do on any budget while in Dallas for the 2020 NHL Winter Classic:1. Cotton Bowl PlazaIf you’re going to the Winter Classic, you automatically have access to the Cotton Bowl Plaza and The State Fair of Texas Midway, with activities presented by Truly Hard Setlzer. Just bring your tickets.The Pregame will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Postgame festivities will resume after the game and end at 8 p.m. on Jan. 1.Activities at the Cotton Bowl Plaza and The State Fair of Texas Midway include interactive games and attractions, live music and an opportunity to take a picture with the Stanley Cup.The State Fair of Texas is a major event for Dallas residents and travelers every year from late September to mid-October, but some rides, including, but not limited to, the Texas Star Ferris Wheel, Top o’ Texas Tower, Texas Skyway (entrance to ride is located in Cotton Bowl Plaza), Pirate Ship and Lone Star Scooters (bumper cars) will be available for Winter Classic goers.Also, be sure to stay in your seats during the first intermission to see a live performance by Dan + Shay, a country music band from Nashville, Tenn.2. Galleria DallasThe Galleria Dallas is more than a mall.Sure, if you’re looking for somewhere to blow some of that Christmas money, there are over 200 stores at the Galleria, but also plenty of dining options as well as a skating rink. Pricing for the skating rink can be found here. From Build-A-bear and Lids to Victoria Secret and Zales, there’s a story for all of your shopping needs.However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, adhere to the Texas motto of “Everything’s bigger in Texas” as there is an even larger mall in the DFW area at NorthPark Center.3. Six Flags Over TexasWho doesn’t love the thrill of a high-speed, spinning roller coaster? Okay, maybe some of you, but good thing there’s plenty of activities for everyone at Six Flags Over Texas.Fans can enjoy everything from park food to maybe try winning a prize at the water shoot or three-point contest. Parades and shows, music and characters, funnel cakes and nachos, who wouldn’t be excited? Pricing and tickets for Six Flags Over Texas can be found here.Just minutes away, you could see the new Texas Rangers ballpark, Globe Life Field, which is currently under construction and set to open before the 2020 MLB season. AT&T Stadium, which plays home to the Dallas Cowboys — and is also dubbed “Jerry’s World” also shares Arlington, Tex. with the Rangers and Six Flags.MORE: How to watch the 2020 NHL Winter Classic4. Deep EllumOne of the more exciting areas to walk around in order to get a taste of the city, the Deep Ellum district has a myriad of options for dining, drinking and having fun.Deep Ellum is filled with street art on the sides of buildings, perfect to take that new profile picture for your social media accounts. There are popular spots such as Emporium Pies and under-the-radar shops like Rocket Fizz. There are also tattoo parlors in the area.Come for lunch, stay for the nightlife; you’ll make an entire day out seeing the Deep Ellum district near Downtown Dallas.5. Klyde Warren ParkWeather permitting, a nice stroll through the park on a warm, Dallas winter day could be the perfect relaxation on your trip to the Winter Classic. Getting away from the crowds to enjoy the fresh air and all that Klyde Warren Park has to offer.Activities at Klyde Warren Park include chess, croquet, a dog park, fitness classes, music, ping pong and plenty of open, grassy space.Happy Christmas to @KlydeWarrenPark The blue sky of Texas is a bit different to the grey and drizzle now I’m back home.— Matthew Stroh (@DrMattStroh) December 23, 20196. Great Wolf LodgeSure, it’s winter, but Dallas still plays home to an indoor water park that’s perfect for any time of year.Right near the DFW airport in Grapevine, Tex. is Great Wolf Lodge, a hotel, water-park, restaurant and more. This indoor water park remains warm even in January, and if you didn’t bring your swimsuit, there’s more fun to be had at the spa or playing at the arcade. MagiQuest is a fan-favorite activity that sends kids around the hotel, finding clues and gathering treasure with a wand and friends.Be sure to stop by the gift shop on your way out to purchase a souvenir to remember your experience.7. In-N-OutAlthough In-N-Out was founded in Baldwin Park, Calif., Dallas has adopted it as its own with a deep love for the classic double-double and animal fries.There are plenty of good, quick places to grab a bite, including Whataburger, Five Guys, Chipotle and other favorites, but In-N-Out is consistently near — or at — the top of those lists. Author recommendation: whether you go with a single patty or double, animal fries are always a viable option if you decide to make it a meal. Essentially, animal fries are fries with melted cheese, grilled onions and a sauce mightly similar to Thousand Island dressing — enjoy.Winter Classic uniforms: Dallas Stars | Nashville Predators8. Sixth Floor MuseumHistorians, listen up.The Sixth Floor Museum is the place for you. This museum teaches guests about the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, including the events leading up to and following the tragic car ride. Visitors can follow along with a headset for a walk-through tour of the many levels at the museum, or go at their own pace. Tickets and pricing options can be found here.9. Reunion TowerLooking at the city skyline, Dallas natives and visitors all point to Reunion Tower as the lit ball and wonder, what is that? Well, it’s a 561-foot building with an observation deck and a clear elevator for your viewing pleasure. The price of an elevator ride fluctuates depending on time, group size and age but should you choose to dine at the top of the tower, the fee for the ride is waived, just show your reservation because they are required.This brings us to a sub-activity within the Reunion Tower. If you’re looking for something a little fancier than a greasy patty and a slice of cheese, check out the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower — Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. The floor of the restaurant actually rotates 360 degrees in 55 minutes while you dine. Please make reservations in advance and check the dress code before heading out. A typical evening at Five Sixty should cost around $100-$200 for an appetizer, two entrees and drinks. Pro tip: When making your reservation, try to book during sunset. The view from the spinning ball as the sun finds its home in the Western sky is one to behold.Texas as seen from Reunion Tower in Dallas.— Judy Hansell (@jhansell2003) December 31, 201910. Dallas Mavericks gameFor sports fans who want a taste of more than hockey, the Dallas Mavericks have a home game against the Brooklyn Nets the day after the Stars battle the Preds. Don’t worry, this game will be indoors at the American Airlines Center — which is the home of the Stars and Mavericks.Last season’s rookie of the year, Luka Doncic, and the Mavericks have been rolling in 2019-20, looking for their first playoff birth in four years while Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (sans Kevin Durant) are currently in a playoff spot despite a mediocre start to the season. Tickets for the event are as low as $40, as per Vivid Seats. Outdoor hockey is coming to Dallas as the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators in the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday, and as fans flow into the Dallas area, many sites and attractions await.The city is the 12th host of the annual event which first started in 2008 when the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres in Orchard Park, N.Y. The 2020 edition of the event is the first to take place in the South and between southern teams. Washington was the last southern-most city to have a Winter Classic game back in 2015 when the Capitals hosted the Chicago Blackhawks. Through 11 games in the series, the home team has an abysmal 3-8 record.last_img read more

Quick start powers Hawks to 4-1 win over Aldergrove

first_imgIt didn’t take the Beaver Valley Nitehawks long to get into the so-called “zone” at the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.Riley Brandt scored 12 seconds into the game sparking the Nitehawks to a 4-1 victory over Aldergrove Kodiaks in the opening game of the four-team B.C. Junior B Hockey Championship Tournament Thursday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.Brandt shocked the Pacific Junior Hockey League reps, firing a screened shot past surprised Kodiak starting goalie Jordan Liem on the first rush of the game.“That (goal) was huge,” said Hawks sniping center Dallas Calvin when asked about the quick start against Aldergrove.“To get off to a good start like that just got us going from there.”The win gives the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion the start it wanted in a tournament that punishes teams that fall into slumps. “Every game counts . . . you don’t have that seven-game series where you can have a bad game and bounce back,” Calvin explained. “So you’ve got to win every game to have a chance to be there in the final.”Brandt, finishing the game with three points, scored on the power play in the first period to give the Hawks a quick 2-0 lead six minutes into the game.The teams traded goals in the second period.Adam Callegari scored for Aldergrove to cut the margin in half.But Calvin scored his 20th goal of the post season 90 seconds later to restore the two-goal advantage.Dan Holland completed the scoring in the final stages of the third period.Brett Clark was solid between the pipes, stopping 30 shots to register the win for the Hawks.Beaver Valley now faces host KIJHL rival Nelson Leafs Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena as the tournament enters Day two.“We expect Nelson to come out hard,” Calvin said. “They haven’t played in a while but we expect them to come out with nothing but their best.”last_img read more

BWIAA Urges Gov’t to Stop “Illegal Sand Mining” Near Key Bridges

first_imgThe Booker Washington Institute Alumni Association (BWIAA) has called for a collaborative campaign involving the relevant government agencies, security authorities, community leaders and the media to halt the “rampant and illegal” river sand mining that threatens the viability of the bridge linking Vai town and Waterside and the one near the Jamaica Road at the Somalia Drive intersection.In a press release, the leadership of the alumni association described the habit as “worrisome and disgusting,” saying it has on many occasions drawn the attention of the Maritime Authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Public Works, but the “unwholesome and criminal acts” have continued unchecked.“The illegal sand miners have been seen operating mainly near the Jamaica Road Bridge for a long time now,” the release observed.In recent days, the release said, young men using dug-out canoes have also been doing serious, illicit deep-river sand mining very close to the multimillion dollar Vai Town-Waterside Bridge.The BWIAA believes keeping a security watch on the bridges or authorizing and empowering community people to police the areas could curtail the ugly habits and save the bridges from eventual collapse.The association wants authorities also to stop individuals from going to buy sand from the illegal miners whose intention clearly is to undermine efforts of national development and recovery.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Magheroarty Rescue: Nine out of ten discharged from hospital

first_imgNine out of the ten people hospitalised after being swept out to sea at Magheroarty have been discharged, it has been confirmed.Fifteen students and staff of the Gael Linn college at Machaire Rabhartaigh were rescued from the water in a large-scale emergency operation on Tuesday evening.The college principal remains in Letterkenny University Hospital and is said to be making a good recovery. “The good news is that everybody is fine,” said a statement from Gael Linn on Tuesday night.A group from the summer college had been swimming close to Magheroarty beach earlier this afternoon when they got into difficulty in the water.Several emergency calls were made and the Coast Guard, Rescue 118 helicopter, local fishing boats and the Tory ‘Queen of Aran’ Ferry were all tasked to the scene.Ten of the people rescued from the water were transported to Letterkenny University Hospital for assessment. Nine of those people were taken by helicopter and one by ambulance. It is understood that some of the group were suffering from the effects of hypothermia, water ingestion and shock. The parents of the students involved were contacted immediately, according to Gael Linn.An update was issued by the college on Tuesday night to say that all of the students and staff, with the exception of the principal, have been discharged after getting the all-clear from the hospital.The statement said: “Gael Linn would like to thank sincerely The Irish Coastguard, Rescue 118, and all who ensured that there was a successful outcome.”Magheroarty Rescue: Nine out of ten discharged from hospital was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:gael linnMachaire RabhartaighMagheroartylast_img read more

What does 49ers deadline deal with Nick Bosa mean?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Signing NFL draft picks to contracts is mostly a formality thanks to the 2011 installation of a pay scale, and, as a result, the 49ers have not had a top draft pick hold out even a full day before signing.Nick Bosa, this year’s No. 2 overall draft pick, will not buck that trend.A day before the 49ers start training camp, Bosa signed a four-year deal Thursday, as did wide receiver Deebo Samuel, a wide receiver.Bosa missed almost all of the organized team activities after …last_img read more

Cape Town gears up for 2010 draw

first_img3 August 2009As national football teams around the world battle through qualifying games to make it to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Cape Town is gearing up to host the tournament’s final draw event.Cape Town’s International Convention Centre will be cast into the limelight on 4 December, when Fifa will announce the grouping and match order for the world’s top 32 teams to contest Africa’s first World Cup.The much-anticipated final draw is expected to be broadcast live in almost 200 countries and attended by over 2 000 VIP guests and around 800 media representatives.Roles and responsibilitiesCape Town Mayor Dan Plato and Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan last week signed an agreement that sets out the roles and responsibilities for the two parties in staging the event and providing all the necessary support services.Plato said excitement among Cape Town residents was starting to mount as the final draw and the World Cup approached.“We can’t wait for 4 December, and we can’t wait for 2010 to welcome all the visitors and spectators to our city. Cape Town is ready and prepared to deliver a memorable final draw, and to provide unique visitor experiences for visitors and the soccer fraternity alike.“The timing coincides with Cape Town’s festive season, and all stakeholders are working together on integrated planning and preparations for the event,” Plato addedd.Plato said the World Cup came at an opportune time for the city, and had already created a number of job opportunities, especially in the infrastructure sector.“The impetus of expenditure and investment in infrastructure for 2010 could not have come at a better time to counteract the effects of the economic slump. While not every individual or suburb of Cape Town will benefit directly from the World Cup, improved facilities, services and infrastructure will benefit all indirectly,” Plato said.Anticipation and excitementJordaan said the final draw in South Africa’s scenic Mother City would capture the imagination of the football world, and would be a week-long event featuring a number of activities staged by Fifa, the LOC, the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Provincial Government and all South Africa’s host cities.“There are two projects left in the delivery of the World Cup, the final draw this December and then the tournament itself starting next June,” he said.Jordaan said the Fifa Confederations Cup had shifted the mood worldwide.“Where people once questioned and doubted, we’ve now reached a position where people are looking forward in anticipation and excitement to the Fifa World Cup in South Africa,” he said.He added that the Final Draw in Cape Town was a critical date and an important milestone for South Africa. “And we could not find a better city in which to host it. Cape Town’s a wonderful location, and its Greenpoint Stadium is a landmark, one of the best in the world.”Five countries have already successfully qualified for the finals: these are Australia, Japan, North Korea, Netherlands and South Korea.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Absence Makes the Heart Go Wander

first_imgFor all the talk of relationship selling being dead, I am still long human relationships. Your best relationships are based on your ability to create value, no doubt. But they are relationships nonetheless, and relationships require proper care and feeding.Other than an inability to create value, nothing destroys relationships faster than your absence. A lack of presence is a liability when it comes to relationships. It’s neglect.Absence does not make the heart grow fonder. Absence makes the heart go wander.If you don’t invest in your client relationships, know that someone else will. If you aren’t willing to have a presence, to give the relationship its proper care and feeding, and continually create value, you can bet that your competitor will. Here are three commands for preventing a wandering heart in your client contacts.Maintain a Presence: Long periods of absence are felt as neglect. Long periods without communication make your client feel that they are being ignored. The maintenance of relationships requires an investment of time. Relationships require your presence. The best way to maintain a presence is by using your calendar to plan your relationship building. Make a list of the relationships you need to maintain, and schedule the sales calls you need to make at least one quarter in advance. Then make your presence felt.Prove That You Care: Your clients need to know that you care about them. They need to know that you are thinking about them and their business. Proving that you care requires an investment of time, but the unexpected follow up call to ensure that things are going well (or the unexpected thank you card) indicates that you care. It proves you are thinking about your client. Make the calls. Send the thank you cards. Do something. Prove that you care.Move From Value Creation to Value Creation: Relationships are based on value creation. It’s not enough just to have a friendly relationship with your clients. You have to bring business results. You have to bring them new ideas. Preventing your clients from having a wandering heart means moving from value creation to value creation, never becoming complacent, never resting on your laurels. Sales is the fashion business. Make a list of ideas that you and your clients can implement together over the next four quarters. Share these initiatives with your clients during your meetings. They give you a reason to have a presence, and it’s a reason based on value creation.Work to make the heart grow fonder, not to make the heart go wander.QuestionsWhat do relationships require in the way of care and feeding? How do you give them the proper care and feeding?What do your customers feel when you sell them something then disappear, only returning when you have something else to sell?How do you prevent your clients from feeling neglected? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Soon, an app for Odia-medium school students to learn better

first_imgThe Ganjam district administration is developing a free mobile app to help students of Odia medium schools enhance their knowledge via tutorials in their first language.The app, a first of its kind in Odisha, is expected to become operational in the next two or three months. School students of the district will be able to use it from the start of the next academic session, said Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange. Along with Odia medium students from Ganjam, children in other parts of the State will also be able to benefit from this free app.Recording of videos of best teachers of the district explaing important chapters in Odia has already started. These videos will be uploaded to ‘YouTube’ and their links will be provided on the app. Besides the videos, the app will also provide detailed study materials and interactive practice tests. “We thought of developing this app to provide resources to Odia medium school students on par with those studying in English medium private schools,” said Mr. Kulange. Most educational apps for school students are in English or Hindi and some of them charge money for their services. The Ganjam administration is planning to utilise increasing penetration of Internet and smartphones to rural areas to help Odia medium students learn better. Materials provided in the app will also help school students of rural areas who have little or no access to tuitions or coaching classes.Help for teachersThe school education app is also expected to help teachers share their best teaching practices. Using it, parents will also able to understand and keep track of what is being taught to their children in schools, said District Education Officer Sanatan Panda.Those schools in rural Ganjam which are still out of reach of Internet connectivity will be provided tablets with materials of the app loaded to its internal memory that can be used offline. The Ganjam District Collector chaired a meeting at Chatrapur on Sunday evening to discuss the progress in development of this app. Teachers in Ganjam are enthusiastic about this app as it will help them present their best teaching practices before a larger audience throughout the State. “This app will also increase love and respect of youngsters towards Odia language. It will make them feel that modern facilities of education are also available to them in their mother tongue,” Mr. Kulange.last_img read more

NREGS labourers for more working days

first_imgUnorganised labourers engaged for work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the rural areas of Rajasthan have demanded an increase in the days of wage employment from the present 100 days to 200 days in a financial year to every household whose adult members are willing to do unskilled manual work.Guarantee soughtThe Rajasthan Unorganised Labour Union celebrated the NREGA Day at Ajmer district’s Jawaja village on Saturday, marking the day when the flagship rural employment scheme was launched in 200 selected backward villages across the country in 2006. The participating workers, who hailed the legislation as a milestone in social security, laid emphasis on steps to guarantee the right to work.Over 500 daily wage earners from rural areas, agricultural labourers, domestic workers and those engaged in construction and mining sectors in the village panchayats of Jawaja panchayat samiti and Pali district’’ Raipur panchayat samiti took part in the event. They interacted on various aspects of NREGA and took out a rally through the lanes in Jawaja.Labour movement leader Shankar Singh, who is co-founder of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), said the rights-based NREGS had been converted into the “discretion of administration” at several places, where full wages were not given to workers despite completing the tasks assigned to them. “Besides undermining the scheme’s objectives, this often leads to disappointment among the labourers,” he said.‘Wage cut’Pooja Devi of Ranota village said the local government officials, who could not find scope for corruption in the transparent system of payment of wages, were resorting to wage cut on the pretext of incomplete work just to “discourage” workers from demanding work for full days.last_img read more