In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

first_imgFrancis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) stands on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Nike has dropped New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown, Nike spokesman Josh Benedek told The Associated Press on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The move comes after a second woman accused Brown of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Antonio Brown says he is finished with the NFL.In a Twitter rant on the morning his most recent team was getting ready to play without him, the former New England Patriots receiver says, “Will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” He went on to take shots at other people in football who have been accused of sexual misconduct, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft and longtime Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Brown was traded out of Pittsburgh and released in Oakland after his off-field antics became too much for those teams. The Patriots signed him anyway, and just days later a woman filed a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape. He played in one game, then was released after the team learned he tried to intimidate a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 MOST READcenter_img LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 to win Singapore Grand Prix Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View commentslast_img read more

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Lusignan Prison escapee nabbed

first_imgFive weeks after two men escaped from the Lusignan penitentiary, one of them was arrested on Monday at Kitty, Georgetown in a Route 44 minibus.Captured: Fayouse ShakirFayouse Shakir, 27, of Lot 65 Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, and Rajendra Deonarine, 22, of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, escaped from prison on September 19 while clearing overgrown vegetation from the penitentiary’s fence.About 09:15 on Monday, Police ranks, acting on information, intercepted a minibus in the vicinity of the Kitty Service Station and apprehended Shakir, who denied that he was a prison escapee, but subsequently retracted his statement after prison officers positively identified him.Wanted: Rajendra DeonarineShakir was serving a two-year sentence for break and enter and larceny at the time of his escape. He will now be slapped with an escape from lawful custody charge. Deonarine, who was serving a three-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, remains on the run.last_img read more

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A chance to race against stars

first_imgLONG BEACH – For those who have ever dreamed of racing wheel-to-wheel against a field of stars from TV, movies and the sports world on America’s most famous street circuit, now’s your chance. Beginning Monday, bids can be made on a seat in the starting lineup to race alongside a star-studded field in the 31st annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, part of the 33rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend April 13-15, by logging on to www.longbeachgp.com. This package includes first-class air fare, first-class hotel accommodations, meals and ground transportation to training, press/practice day and race weekend, as well as race-week dinners and related press and social activities, including a postrace “Victory Dinner.” The high bidder will also receive a custom-made professional driver’s suit, including shoes, gloves and helmet, and a $5,000 donation from Toyota will be made in the winning bidder’s name to “Racing for Kids,” a national program benefiting two childrens’ hospitals in Southern California. The starting field for the 31st annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race has yet to be announced, but past celebrity entrants have included George Lucas, Ashley Judd, Clint Eastwood, Cameron Diaz, Gene Hackman, Jay Leno, Karl Malone and John Elway. Professional drivers have included Parnelli Jones, Scott Pruett, Dan Gurney and Danica Patrick. For full details and rules, log on to www.longbeachgp.com, then click the “auction” link. Bidding begins at $50,000 and runs from 12:01 a.m. Monday through midnight Wednesday, Feb. 14. All proceeds from the winning bid will go to the Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach which, since its inception, has contributed more than $2 million to a wide cross-section of charitable organizations throughout the greater Long Beach area. The winning bidder will join the rest of the celebrity and professional field for four days of professional driver’s training with Fast Lane Racing School at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond. Additionally, one day of pre-event driver’s training and media exposure will take place on Grand Prix Press/Practice Day, Tuesday, April 3. Practice and qualifying on Friday will lead up to the green flag on Saturday, April 14, at 12:15 p.m., when a fierce group of celebrities will compete in race-ready Scion tCs in a 10-lap sprint race over the storied 1.97-mile seaside Long Beach street course. center_img 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

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Wildfire Service says so far this year all wildfires in the Peace have been person-caused

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Officials with the Prince George Fire Centre are cautioning members of the public about conducting backyard burning ahead of the ban on Category Two fires starting this Saturday.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said that of the nine wildfires that have started in the B.C. Peace Region so far this year, none were started by natural causes. Reynolds explained  that though none of the fires in the region have burned more than 100 hectares, fire officials decided to ban Category Two fires in order to lower the potential for a repeat of the situation of two years ago. In late April and early May, several thousand area residents were evacuated from their homes near Fort St. John during a particularly dry Spring. Reynolds said that the ban going in to effect on Saturday prohibits fires larger than 0.5 metres across by 0.5 metres high, but does not prohibit Category Three fires, which are larger than Category Two fires but require a permit and permit-holders to have a minimum amount of personnel and equipment on hand to control the fire. The ban also prohibits fireworks, burning barrels, or grass fires smaller than 0.2 hectares.- Advertisement -Reynolds urged residents to adhere to the upcoming ban, and to be especially cautious with campfires, which are still permitted, in windy conditions.last_img read more

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Break the bank for Chelsea star, Hartson urges Arsenal

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker John Hartson has urged them to do all they can to sign Petr Cech from Chelsea this summer.The Gunners have had an exceptional second half to the season which saw them briefly frighten Jose Mourinho’s eventual Premier League title winners, but now they must seek new players to bolster their squad for next season.And Hartson believes with the Czech goalkeeper being allowed to find a new club, as talkSPORT told you earlier this week, they should try their utmost to land the 32-year-old shot-stopper.“They’ve got David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny but Petr Cech is available,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Go and break the bank for Cech. Do something positive to get the fans and the season tickets rolling in and everyone wanting to see Arsenal next season.“They just want big players. They want the best players in the world that are available. Go and make a statement and go after them. I believe there is money there now so to compete and to challenge that’s what they need to do.”last_img read more

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Garbage workers end strike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The members of Teamsters Local 396 voted 266-78 to approve the same contract they had rejected two weeks ago and will return to work today. Waste Management had announced last week that it would begin hiring permanent replacements, a threat to striking workers that they might find themselves out of a job after the walkout was over. “Look at the predicament they put these workers in,” said Jay Phillips, president of Local 396. “They said, `If you don’t vote this deal in, we’re going to take your job away.’ ? It’s unusual for a company to do that this swiftly, but that’s Waste Management.” The company hired 27 permanent replacements during the strike, Phillips said. Kit Cole, a spokeswoman for Waste Management, said striking drivers who were replaced would be hired back as positions become available. “From the beginning, we felt this was a really great contract,” Cole said. About 450 drivers and mechanics from three yards in Compton, Carson and Sun Valley went on strike Oct. 19. The strike affected some 225,000 residential customers and 29,000 commercial accounts, primarily in the South Bay. The replacement drivers were able to pick up many residents’ garbage within a day or two of their scheduled collection days, but others experienced prolonged delays. Chris Needham of Rancho Palos Verdes said trash went uncollected for 10 days on her street. “There was a lot of garbage piled up and people waiting for pickups,” Needham said. The replacement drivers finally got to her house on Tuesday, but Needham was relieved the strike was over. “That’s good news,” she said. “It seemed like things had gotten out of whack.” Marie Ramirez, who lives on Neptune Avenue in Carson, said she had not received trash service since the strike began. Her neighbors had started leaving their trash in her bins, and a group home across the street had five full containers on the curb for more than a week. “There’s gonna be a lot of bugs,” she said. The strike also affected Manhattan Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Inglewood, Long Beach and unincorporated county areas. “Certainly, there were service disruptions,” Cole said. “We’re working on plans to get back to business as usual, but certainly it’s going to take awhile.” Most workers make $17.80 an hour, and get substantial overtime each week. The five-year contract will provide a $1-an-hour raise in the first year, followed by raises of 70 cents, 65 cents, 65 cents and $1. The striking workers objected both to the wage package – which they said was not competitive with other metropolitan areas – and with the health plan, which puts more of the financial burden on workers. The contract was initially approved by the Teamsters’ leadership, but rejected by the rank-and-file membership on a 247-115 vote, prompting the strike. The office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was involved in bringing the parties together on Tuesday and facilitating Wednesday’s vote. “Some are glad to be going back to work, and some are not,” said Bill Huff, executive coordinator of Local 396. “In any conflict there has to be an end, and they felt this was the time to end.” A special Rancho Palos Verdes City Council meeting planned for tonight to discuss issues related to the strike has been canceled. gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH BAY: Union members who had walked out ratify the contract they initially rejected. By Gene Maddaus Staff Writer Striking garbage workers ratified a contract with Waste Management on Wednesday, ending a 12-day work stoppage that left trash piling up on curbs around the South Bay. last_img
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BERTIE AHERN’S INFAMOUS BUNDORAN SPEECH COMES BACK TO HAUNT HIM

first_imgA NOTORIOUS  speech delivered in Co Donegal in 2007 by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has come back to haunt him.An independent report has revealed that his Government IGNORED all the warnings about the possibility of the bubble bursting the Celtic Tiger economy.And now a speech made by Ahern in Bundoran in July 2007 – which was branded crass at the time – is even more disturbing in light of the report, In July 2007 in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, told a meeting of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: “Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. I don’t know how people who engage in that don’t commit suicide because frankly the only thing that motivates me is being able to actively change something.”He was later forced to apologise to families of the victims of suicide for his choice of words.However it is the fact that international experts have found the former Taoiseach and his cabinet colleagues – including Mary Coughlan – ignored warnings about the economic model of Ireland that is now at the centre of controversy.The independent review of the performance of the Department of Finance over the past decade has found that the Department did warn the Government about the dangers of the economic policy it was following, but that its advice was overruled by the Cabinet. The review by independent experts from Canada and Holland looked at the advice the Department provided to Cabinet over the past decade.Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan welcomed publication of the report, saying: ‘It provides a very fair and thoughtful assessment of the Department’s performance over the past ten years.’The report found the Department of Finance was aware of the dangers of the Government’s pro-cyclical economic policy of increasing spending and cutting taxes – and of the overheating of the property and construction sectors, and of the vulnerability of the tax system to a downturn.The report says the Department did provide clear warnings on the risks of the Government’s policy, and that its advice was more direct and comprehensive than concerns expressed by others in Ireland or abroad.But it found that in every year except 2003 the Cabinet increased spending above the levels advised by the Department. It calls for big changes to the way budget information is prepared, published and independently assessed.endsBERTIE AHERN’S INFAMOUS BUNDORAN SPEECH COMES BACK TO HAUNT HIM was last modified: March 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Delight for Donegal tourism as figures show 289,000 visitors spent €83M here last year

first_imgA very credible 289,000 tourists visited Donegal last year and spent a whopping €83million, figures have revealed.The figures for 2015 were compiled by Fáilte Ireland’s Survey of Overseas Travellers and does not take into account local visitors.The list shows that Donegal received the eight most number of tourists in the entire country. Understandably Dublin received the most tourists with almost 5 million visitors spending a total of €1,726 million.With the advent of the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal is expected to increase its tourist numbers and their overall spend considerably for 2016.Browsing through the Donegal Tourism app.Here is the full list of the counties and the visitors they received in 2015.1. Dublin: 4,938,0002. Cork: 1,449,0003. Galway: 1,354,0004. Kerry: 1,026,0005. Clare: 597,0006. Limerick: 537,0007. Mayo: 302,0008. Donegal: 289,0009. Kilkenny: 267,00010. Waterford: 263,00011. Wicklow: 248,00012. Wexford: 221,00013. Kildare: 214,00014. Sligo: 186,00015. Tipperary: 180,00016. Cavan: 144,00017. Meath: 134,00018. Louth: 125,00019. Westmeath: 116,00020. Monaghan: 65,00021. Carlow: 62,00022. Laois & Leitrim: 57,000 each23. Offally & Roscommon: 50,000 each24. Longford: 30,000 Richard E Grant, during filming for Tourism Ireland at Fanad Lighthouse.Overseas tourist revenue earned by county (the figures do not take domestic tourism into account):1. Dublin: €1,726m2. Cork: €558m3. Galway: €475m4. Kerry: €234m5. Limerick: €212m6. Clare: €127m7. Kildare: €89m8. Donegal: €83m9. Wicklow: €82m10. Mayo: €80m11. Waterford: €75m12. Tipperary: €66m13. Wexford: €65m14. Sligo: €51m15. Cavan: €50m16. Kilkenny: €45m17. Meath: €44m18. Louth & Westmeath: €36m each19. Carlow: €32m20. Monaghan: €25m21. Roscommon: €20m22. Laois: €18m23. Leitrim: €15m24. Offaly: €14m25. Longford: €8mDelight for Donegal tourism as figures show 289,000 visitors spent €83M here last year was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Fire leads to I-5 closure, burns toward condors

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsAuthorities closed both sides of the Golden State Freeway on Tuesday afternoon because flames were advancing and fire crews needed room to maneuver. Authorities had 70 fire vehicles stationed along the freeway on Tuesday afternoon, and they set a backfire along the freeway to eliminate dry vegetation in hopes of slowing the blaze. The fire, which is about 10 miles north of Castaic, has burned for eight days and cost more than $7.4 million to combat. Fire officials on Tuesday were concerned the flames could advance on Oak Flat, a clearing in the Los Padres National Forest that has a Forest Service station, a few homes and a Boy Scout camp. Also threatened were the Paradise Ranch mobile home park and a utility corridor, which are both to the east of the I-5, and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary just beyond the southern containment line of the fire. “If you’re familiar with that area, you’ve got extra-dry vegetation; it’s been drying out all summer,” said George Broyles, an information officer for the California Interagency Incident Management Team. LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST – The nearly 20,000-acre Day Fire threatened Tuesday to cross the Golden State Freeway, stubbornly resisting containment as it advanced for the eighth day. The Day Fire, so named because it broke out on Labor Day, has not damaged any homes as it has burned into the Los Padres National Forest to the west of Interstate 5. But it remained only 25 percent contained. For the second day, the fire moved southeast toward Interstate 5, which was shut down from state Route 138 near Gorman to Parker Road in Castaic. On its southwestern flank, it advanced toward a condor sanctuary through steep terrain north of Fillmore. “It’s safe to say we’ll be here through the end of the week,” said Stanton Florea, an information officer with the U.S. Forest Service. “Virtually any ember that lands in unburned fuel ahead of the fire is going to start another fire,” he said. The wildfire has proven a tough adversary for the 1,430 firefighters assigned to it. In places, the terrain is too steep for a bulldozer to clear away vegetation for a fire suppression line, and firefighters can only get to some areas by rappeling from helicopters. On Monday, firefighters watched as a wall of orange flames crossed over the old Highway 99, a four-lane predecessor to the I-5, where firetrucks were parked. Firefighter Andrew Klein, 23, was only a couple hundred feet from where the fire crossed over the 99, and reported afterward that it felt like getting a sunburn. Flames more than 100 feet tall burned along the edge of a fire line that fire crews had dug into the vegetation over several days. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want 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

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Arsenal set to appoint former player as their new sporting director this summer

first_img 2 GETTY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City It has been widely reported in Brazil that Edu will imminently sign a five-year contract with Arsenal ahead of his impending return.He is understood to be set to have one more meeting with the north London club to finalise the details of that contract.The 40-year-old won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups with the club and was also part of the ‘Invincibles’ squad.He is currently the general co-ordinator for the Brazil national team and has previously impressed as sporting director at Corinthians. shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker REVEALED REPLY huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LIVE ON talkSPORT Getty Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Ajax vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTValencia vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNewport vs Mansfield (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Forest Green Rovers (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Derby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Edu is currently working with the Brazilian FA tense ADVICE Edu is expected to become Arsenal’s new sporting director in the summer.The former midfielder, who spent five seasons with the Gunners, is currently working for the Brazilian FA but is ready to join the north London club when the Copa America ends on July 7. no dice Roma’s director of football Monchi looked to be lined up as sporting director and even left the club by mutual consent in March.He elected to rejoin his former team Sevilla rather than reunite with Unai Emery at Arsenal.Head of football Raul Sanllehi and chief negotiator Huss Fahey are understood to be in control of Arsenal’s transfer business this summer. Edu is set to return to Arsenal as their sporting director Arsenal have been looking for a new sporting director for a number of months since the restructure of the club’s hierarcy.Head of recruitment Sven Mislintat left Arsenal when he was not offered that role.last_img read more

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