Sisters found dead in Hudson River preferred suicide over returning to Saudi Arabia: Police

first_imgNew York Police Department(NEW YORK) — Tala and Rotana Farea, the sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found taped together in New York City’s Hudson River last week, were said to have preferred suicide over returning to their home country, according to police.Dermot Shea, chief of detectives for the New York City Police Department, said “sources” in Virginia, where the Farea sisters had previously been living, informed investigators that the two women had been in the United States for two to three years and would “rather inflict harm on themselves and commit suicide than return to Saudi Arabia.”“Everything that we’ve seen thus far is pointing to something other than a crime taking place,” Shea told reporters at a news conference Friday afternoon. “But we’re not ruling anything out.”Detectives believe the women may have applied for asylum in the United States after alleging that they were victims of abuse, Shea said.The medical examiner’s office will ultimately determine the causes of death as the investigation continues.A witness told police he saw the women in a park on West 158th Street in Upper Manhattan on the morning of Oct. 24, while he was out exercising. They were sitting about 30 feet apart with their heads in their hands and appeared to be praying, the witness said.The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were seen floating along the Hudson River that afternoon, police said.The sisters, whose bodies were loosely bound together with duct tape, were found lying on rocks near the river, fully-clothed, both wearing black jackets with fur trim and black leggings. There were no obvious signs of trauma, and detectives believe the women were alive when they entered the water, according to police.Their bodies are believed to have washed ashore with the tide and stayed when it went out, police said.NYPD detectives are checking to see if any surveillance cameras captured the moment Tala and Rotana Farea entered the river. They are also trying to determine whether either of them had met with any counselors or therapists in recent weeks, two police sources told ABC News.The Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in New York confirmed in a statement Tuesday that the Farea sisters were students accompanying their brother in Washington, D.C.Police investigators have traveled to Virginia, where they conducted various interviews with relatives and other associates of the Farea sisters to learn more about them. Shea has said those interviews are “unraveling” what was going on in the women’s lives before their mysterious deaths.Tala and Rotana Farea were, for a time, living with family in Fairfax, Virginia, but the relatives hadn’t seen them since Nov. 30, 2017, according to Shea.After raising allegations of abuse, the sisters were placed in a domestic violence shelter in Virginia in December 2017. They went missing from that facility on Aug. 24, which was the last time they were both seen in Virginia, Shea said.Through mostly electronic evidence, such as credit card transactions and ATM withdrawals, detectives have determined that Tala and Rotana Farea used various transportation to travel from Fairfax to Washington, D.C., then to Philadelphia and on to New York City, where they arrived on Sept. 1.Investigators are reviewing hotel and restaurant records, surveillance footage, electronic statements as well as eyewitness accounts to determine what the sisters were doing and where they were staying in New York City between Sept. 1 and Oct. 24, when their bodies were discovered in the Hudson River.It appears the sisters stayed at a number of “high-end” hotels, ordered at least two meals a day and went shopping, Shea said. Surveillance video recorded just a week before they were found dead shows the pair looking to be in good health and not in any distress. However, their credit card was “maxed out,” according to Shea.“There is a strong possibility here,” Shea said, “that money was running out.”Anyone with information about the Farea sisters is urged to call the New York City Police Department’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Emergency Cardiac Care Leaders Take First Steps Toward Creation of a National Cardiac Arrest…

first_imgThe inaugural meeting of the National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative took place on May 11th at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was a follow up to a workshop conducted in Washington, D.C. in July 2016, which explored recommendations of a Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on improving survival from cardiac arrest. Who Is the Audience? “We were honored to be invited to the foundational meeting of the “˜National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative,’” said Mary M. Newman, MS, president of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that represents survivors, and family members of survivors and non-survivors. “We appreciate the opportunity to have several seats at the table, to provide our insights on public awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, and to share personal stories of survival.” All representatives should speak with one voiceRepresentatives should be inclusiveIt’s important to own both successes and failuresRepresentatives should recognize that efforts are not permanent and they will invariably revert to baselineEffective messaging is expensiveEffective messaging should be targeted to the local level Tom Aufderheide, MD of the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Lance Becker, MD of Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine, both members of the IOM workshop committee, facilitated the Bethesda meeting. Sticky messages, she said, are simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, and emotional and are often illustrated through stories. She reported the AHA worked with Proctor & Gamble and the Ad Council to develop the “Hands-Only CPR” campaign, which has proven to be effective, based on AHA metrics. Among many other focus areas, the IOM report called for fostering a culture of action by improving public awareness and training and creating a national cardiac arrest collaborative. The IOM report points out that cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA) indicate that sudden cardiac arrest affects 356,500 people annually–outside hospitals alone–including 7,037 children. About 90% of cases are fatal. Participants recognized that creating effective messaging will depend on conducting communications research. In the meantime, some key messages that might be tested, participants suggested, are the following: While industry members did not participate in the initial meeting of the collaborative, it was resolved that industry should play an important role in the collaborative going forward. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation representatives included board members Carissa Caramanis, a social media expert; Robert Davis, a communications director at the U.S Department of Justice; Martin Gannon, a survivor and financial advisor; and volunteer Matthew Strauss, who works in law enforcement. Davis, a former reporter for USA Today, presented information on crystallizing messaging to promote public awareness at the IOM meeting last July. Gannon and Strauss described their shared real-world experience at the meeting. Strauss saved Gannon’s life in 2003 when he was a 17-year-old high school student. Key Messages Gent spoke about the power of urban legends. In addition, she presented information on the benefits of using “sticky messaging,” based on guidance from “Teaching that Sticks,” by Chip and Dan Heath. Accreditation and certification organizationsSurvivors, families and friends of survivors and non-survivors and rescuers and the organizations serving these communitiesConsumer organizationsGovernment agenciesHealthcare providers and medical specialty organizationsIndustryMarketing, branding, communication and strategic planning organizationsNational associations for state and local leadersThe research communityResuscitation guidelines and training organizationsSports-related organizations The formative meeting focused primarily on improving messaging about cardiac arrest targeted to the general public. Dr. Becker kicked off the discussion with an overview of the current state of cardiac arrest messaging. About 35 people participated in the Bethesda meeting, including several representatives of the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, NIH, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Citizen CPR Foundation, EMS for Children, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Parent Heart Watch and Take Heart America also participated. Once established, the collaborative will be open to all interested stakeholders, including: Bradley, a member of the American Red Cross (ARC) Scientific Advisory Council, and Clifton Callaway MD, PhD of the University of Pittsburgh, who chairs the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, were designated co-chairs of the new group’s steering committee. Dominick Tolli, from the ARC, discussed the effectiveness of multiple targeted public awareness campaigns, such as those related to fires and drowning. He echoed the essential importance of story-telling. Various communications campaigns were highlighted during the discussion. The benefits of using provocative messages to raise awareness were discussed. For example, a Newsweek cover article on survivor Brian Duffield, stating “This Man Was Dead. He Isn’t Anymore” was highlighted. Another provocative and effective message from the United Kingdom urging bystander action was “They’re dead. So what’s the harm?” Lessons from the Brain Collaborative Immediate action by bystanders is critical.Anyone can save a life/ You can save a life.CPR is easy to do–much easier than in the past.AEDs are easy to use, even by untrained bystanders.You cannot harm the victim. Your actions can only help.It’s important to do something. Creating Messaging That Works Mark Alberts, MD from the University of Texas who represented the Brain Attack Coalition, a multidisciplinary group of organizations and government agencies dedicated to the prevention and treatment of stroke, provided key guidance during the meeting. According to Alberts, lessons learned from the Brain Attack Coalition include the following: A representative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will also be named as a co-chair of the steering committee. Drs. Aufderheide and Becker will serve on the committee along with Brown, Lana Gent, PhD, of the AHA, and Jonathan Epstein MEMS, NRP, of the ARC. Other IOM workshop committee members in attendance were Dianne Atkins, MD of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Richard Bradley, MD of the University of Texas Health Science Center; Jeremy Brown, MD of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Marina Del Rios, MD of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Participants debated whether to target messaging toward people with prior CPR training, businesses, schools, places of worship, high-risk populations, people who spend time near AEDs and/or influencers. Ultimately, discussants settled on targeting the general public, with customized messaging, focusing on three key subgroups: laypersons, healthcare providers and policy-makers. Next Steps The next meeting of the “National Collaborative on Cardiac Arrest” is scheduled as a pre-conference meeting at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update in New Orleans, LA, in December 2017. The Bethesda meeting was the first official step toward formation of a collaborative of healthcare, government and nonprofit organizations that aspire to speak with one voice about cardiac arrest. The purpose of creating a formal collaborative is to unify the cardiac arrest field, identify common goals, build momentum and ultimately improve survival from cardiac arrest with good neurologic and functional outcomes. The rationale for limiting the size of the preliminary planning meeting was to enable organizers to construct the framework for the collaborative–exploring objectives, operational structures, funding models, and membership criteria. The vision is for members to work collaboratively on joint objectives, while at the same time maintaining organizational independence and preventing duplication of efforts.last_img read more

Overland Park councilmembers join advocates in conversation on addressing racial injustice

first_imgAfter the Overland Park Police Department arrested peaceful protestors last month, the Advocacy and Awareness Group: Johnson County, and councilmembers Holly Grummert and Paul Lyons hosted a second racial injustice community conversation Saturday.More than 25 people gathered at the Indian Creek Recreation Center shelter to discuss protests, de-escalation and potential policy changes. Linnaia McKenzie, co-founder of the Advocacy and Awareness group, said while it’s good to have different backgrounds and opinions, all those in attendance were there for a common goal.“There’s one thing I want to make clear about why we’re all here,” McKenzie said. “We want to see this community change. We want this to be where we’re all welcome to cohabit together regardless of the differences of opinions, regardless of races, regardless of the backgrounds that we hold.”LGBTQ+ activist and Overland Park resident Jae Moyer spoke on the similarities between Aurora, Colorado — where Elijah McClain was killed by police in 2019 — and Overland Park. He said he realized a similar situation could happen in the city if things were to escalate.Several community members, including LGBTQ+ activist Jae Moyer, shared viewpoints on policing, some specifically related to the Overland Park arrests.Moyer recently visited Aurora, Colorado, where a black man by the name of Elijah McClain was killed by police while walking home in 2019.Although Aurora “is a really nice place,” someone was killed there, Moyer said. The recent protester arrests made Moyer ask himself if things were to escalate in Overland Park, could someone be killed by the police department.“That really hit me,” Moyer said. “I realized that what happened in Aurora, Colorado, could most definitely have happened in Overland Park. That’s because of certain tactics that police officers use that not only make people feel uncomfortable, but also do hurt them and do kill them.”Marisa Richmond, one of the protesters who was arrested in Overland Park, spoke about her recollection of the events surrounding her arrest. Richmond illustrated a peaceful protest that quickly turned awry once police officers showed up in riot gear, and said there is much to be changed within the city’s police department.Sheila Albers, the mother of 17-year-old John Albers who was fatally shot by Overland Park police officer Clayton Jenison in 2018, called on the community to pressure the city council for transparency. Additionally, Albers said the city council should work to expand its independent bias and policing board “to be something truly meaningful” that can “bring about change in sooner than two years.”Lyons said the Overland Park police officers responded differently to the second protest after the city council received resident complaints following the first July protest. Councilmember Fred Spears said one resident told him she “didn’t know if those crazy people are going to come to my neighborhood,” and asked the crowd to consider having a conversation rather than shouting at people.Haile Sims, a Roeland Park resident and a leader for Advocacy and Awareness Group: Johnson County, said he wants to have the same access to police and justice as white people.Haile Sims, a Roeland Park resident and a leader for Advocacy and Awareness Group: Johnson County, said he fundamentally disagreed with Spears’ statement that “we are not asking nicely enough.” Sims said, as a black man, he’s currently having the same discussions about racism and equality with his children that he had with his parents.“I don’t want to do this again 20 years from now,” Sims said. “Let’s fix this issue so me and my children have the same access. Just give me the same access to police and the justice system, that’s all I ask.”Several of the councilmembers including Chris Newlin, Grumert, Lyons and Spears spoke to the city council’s intent to continue the conversation, and Newlin specifically asked for the community to reach out about items the city should try to achieve. McKenzie encouraged the crowd to continue the conversation at home.last_img read more

Revenues from tourism in 2015 grew by 7,6 percent

first_imgAccording to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in 2015, revenues from tourism from foreign guests amounted to 7 billion and 961 million, which compared to 2014 (7 billion and 401 million euros), represents growth of 7,6 percent, ie EUR 559,5 million.Revenues for personal reasons in that period amounted to 7 billion and 742 million euros and increased by 7,4 percent, or 534,1 million euros compared to 2014. Revenues for business reasons in 2015 for the first time since 2007 increased compared to the previous year in the amount of EUR 219 million, ie an increase of as much as 13 percent or EUR 25 million more than in 2014. year.In the fourth quarter, ie during the months of October, November and December 2015, revenues from tourism amounted to EUR 663,5 million, which is an increase of 622,8 percent compared to the same period last year (EUR 6,4 million), ie an increase of € 40,7 million. Revenues for personal reasons increased by 40,2 million euros, or 6,9 percent. In the fourth quarter of 2015, these revenues amounted to EUR 620,9 million, while for the same period last year they amounted to EUR 580,7 million. Revenues from business arrivals in the fourth quarter amounted to EUR 42,6 million, an increase of 1,2 percent and EUR 0,5 million more than in the same period in 2014.”We are very pleased with the revenues, which reached almost 8 billion euros, which was according to our expectations. With domestic consumption, revenues will amount to at least 9,3 billion euros, which is the best result so far. This is the result of the work of synergistic work of everyone in the tourism sector, and I congratulate them all on the excellent results last year. Given the investments planned this year in both the hotel sector and additional facilities, I believe that 2016 will surpass 2015. “Pointed out the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman.The share of revenues from travel – tourism in total GDP in 2015 was 18,1 place which represents an increase of 0,9 percentage points compared to 2014. In the fourth quarter, the share of revenues from travel – tourism in total GDP was 6 percent, which compared to the same period in 2014 represents an increase in the share of 0,2 percentage points.Source: Ministry of Tourismlast_img read more

New Development Center to Improve Satellite Sensing and Communication Technologies

first_imgRF payload components are important for all space missions. In fact, one or more RF subsystems are embedded in every spacecraft Lockheed Martin produces. Using its partnerships with suppliers and research universities, the center will develop a variety of technologies commonly incorporated in RF payloads, such as antennas, arrays and transmitters for the full spectrum of bandwidth. A new development center at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver, will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies known as Radio Frequency (RF) payloads. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, for high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure government communications. The new facility reduces cost and accelerates development by uniting researchers, manufacturers and analysts at one location. Bringing people together improves schedule, reduces transportation costs and enhances collaboration between related teams.The RF Payload Center of Excellence will reinvent the process of payload development through advanced technology research and streamlined manufacturing. Lockheed Martin’s Digital Tapestry uses the same set of digital information to interweave virtual design, 3-D printing and automated assembly, test and inspection. This digital approach maximizes common products, cuts cost and cycle times, and it mirrors the payload strategy of the Optical Payload Center of Excellence, which opened earlier this year. The facility co-locates the majority of payload development, production and testing, a first for Lockheed Martin. The center serves as the hub for a network of experts in industry and academia focused on the future of RF technology. Lockheed Martin has shaped this technology arena for more than 50 years, producing over 170 payloads.last_img read more

Police Still Looking for Mitzi Berninger

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Police Department is still asking for information about Iva “Mitzi” Berninger, who was last seen at her residence located on Gill Street on December 11.Kenai Police Lieutenant Dave Ross says she was reported missing to the Kenai Police on December 15 and preliminary searches haven’t yet located her. Lt. Ross: “The current description we have for Mitzi is about 5 foot, 5 inches tall, about 158 pounds, blonde hair, and brown eyes.” Berninger’s family says there have been no new pieces of information since they were told Mitzi went outside for a cigarette and never returned to her home.center_img KPD encourages anyone with information of her whereabouts or even if you’ve had interactions with her since December 11, to call Kenai dispatch at 283-7879.last_img read more

Making sense of Ravens’ running game in 2015

first_imgPlenty of factors interfered with the Ravens’ ability to run the football in 2015.The departure of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, injuries along the offensive line and to 2014 Pro Bowl running back Justin Forsett, more eight-man boxes due to limited weapons in the passing game, and a questionable commitment from new coordinator Marc Trestman all contributed to the Baltimore rushing game dropping from eighth in 2014 all the way to 26th this past season. The Ravens averaged 4.5 yards per attempt in Kubiak’s lone season in Baltimore and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry in 2015 (24th in the NFL).“To the extent that we didn’t run the ball well, yes, we lost our identity a little bit and we have to be able to do that,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “We’re going to find our way back that way, and we’re going to work on that right now.”Media and fans frequently speak about the commitment — or lack thereof — to the running game, citing overused stats about a team’s record when they rush a certain number of times in a game. For this reason, some have pointed to the Ravens’ 383 rushing attempts — fewest in franchise history and tied for 25th in the NFL — as the biggest culprit in the struggles.That simply isn’t the case.Research has shown over and over that running the ball more often doesn’t cause a team to win more games just like simply trying to bench-press the most weight doesn’t magically make you stronger. Being strong to begin with (having leads) puts you in position to lift that heavier weight (carrying the ball more frequently). Otherwise, a team would mindlessly run the ball for the first 20 or 25 plays of a game to hit those statistical landmarks and have a big lead in the first half, right?There are always exceptions, but teams that run the most generally do so because they have the lead with Carolina being a perfect example with a league-high 526 rushing attempts despite a 4.3 average that ranked only 10th in the NFL. It’s no coincidence that the 15-1 Panthers led for a league-best average of 39:47 per game and trailed an average of just 8:57 — also best in the NFL — according to Football Outsiders. They also averaged fewer runs in the first quarter than in any of the final three quarters, reflecting again that it’s more about running when you have the lead than “establishing the run” early.In contrast, the 5-11 Ravens led an average of just 14:37 per game (27th in the NFL) and trailed for 32:13 per contest (26th in the league), easily their worst marks since Football Outsiders began keeping track in 1997. Of the 66 periods (counting two overtimes) in which they played during the 2015 season, the Ravens led at the conclusion of just 19 of them.Of the five teams that led less frequently than the Ravens in 2015 — Miami, Chicago, Jacksonville, San Francisco, and Cleveland — only the Bears finished outside the bottom 10 in rushing attempts. All five of those teams also averaged better than Baltimore’s 3.9 yards per carry clip.Whether they take it too far or not, teams pass more frequently when they’re behind as even the worst passing teams in the NFL average more yards per throwing attempt than the most efficient rushing teams average yards per carry. It’s common sense that you can catch up more quickly by going through the air, even if that leaves you prone to more turnovers.The 2010 Ravens averaged 3.8 yards per carry — a mark slightly worse than this year’s team — but carried the ball 104 more times in a 12-4 season. Yes, you can argue that Cam Cameron had a stronger affinity for the running game than Trestman, but Baltimore also enjoyed the lead an average of 38:26 per contest, the best in the NFL that season.It’s easy to run the ball when you’re protecting a lead.To be clear, this doesn’t mean that the running game wasn’t problematic or one of many reasons leading to the first losing season of the Harbaugh era. The issues with the running game just didn’t have as much to do with the number of attempts as it did the lack of efficiency and how regularly the Ravens trailed in games.In looking at the breakdown of rushes by quarter, however, there’s little excusing Trestman for the Ravens only having 91 rushing attempts in the first quarter compared to the league average of 106.3. Strangely, the Ravens collected more rushing attempts (105) in the fourth quarter than in any other period — a trend usually indicative of a winning team — but that number was skewed by a combined 25 fourth-quarter carries against Pittsburgh and Cleveland in Weeks 4 and 5, their best rushing performances of the season by a significant margin.At times, there was certainly a questionable commitment to the running game — a knock on Trestman before he was hired by Harbaugh last January — but the Ravens’ frequent deficits magnified the problem.“Part of that is scheme, part of that is how many times we call it and when we call it,” said Harbaugh about the problems with the running game. “There’s play-action that goes with it [and] passes behind runs that keep the linebackers off your run game — all of those things that we need to build into our run game to be as good as we can be.”The healthy returns of Forsett and starting center Jeremy Zuttah, finding stability at left tackle, and the continued development of Buck Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro, and Terrance West should help to improve the running game. Gaining more leads by playing better on both sides of the ball will create more opportunities that weren’t there for a ground game that struggled to find its groove throughout the season.But it will ultimately be about running the ball better — not just more often — in 2016.last_img read more

Galway Ladies Gaelic Football Fixtures

first_imgGalway LGFA Game for this weekend 1/2/3rd September U14 Finals Junior A CupTuam/Cortoon vs. Mountbellew/Moylough Sat. 2nd Sept in Skehana 7pm Ref. Sean LyonsNA Leitir Mor vs. St. Mary’s Sat. 2nd Sept in Cappagh 7pm. Ref. Maura Conneally Junior BKilkerrin/Clonberne B vs. Claregalway B Sat. 2nd Sept. in Skehana 11.30am Ref. John MartinSt. Furseys vs. Salthill Knocknacarra  Tuesday 5th September Ref. TBC Senior BClonbur vs. Annaghadown –  PostponedGlenamaddy/Williamstown vs. Caltra – Postponed Junior C Round Robin gamesCarna Caiseal vs. Annaghadown B Sat. 2nd Sept in Carna 1.30pm Ref. Joe Joe McDonaghNa Piarsaigh vs. Naomh Mhuire Sat. 2nd Sept in Rosmuc 12noon. Ref Katie Kilbaneprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Div. 1A Cup Final Claregalway vs. Corofin – Fri 1st Sept. in Lakeview 6.30pm. Ref Tom BrowneDiv. 1A Shield Final Kilkerrin/Clonberne vs. Killannin – Sat 2nd Sept in Lakeview. 4.00pm Ref. John O’DonovanDiv. 1B Shield Final Grainne Mhaols vs. Caltra – postponedDiv. 2B Cup Final Loughrea vs. Monivea Abbey – Fri 1st Sept. in Monivea. 7pm Ref. JohnTreacyDiv. 3A Cup Final Ballinasloe vs. Annaghadown – Sat. 2nd Sept in Mountbellew 4pm Ref. DavidBreslinDiv. 3A Shield Final Menlough/Skehana vs. St. Gabriels Fri 1st Sept in Skehana 6.30pm Ref Gerry MooreDiv. 4B Cup Final NA Leitir Mor vs. Oughterard – Sat. 2nd Sept in Furbo 6pm Ref. Mike BurkeDiv. 4B Shield Final Carna-Caiseal vs. Clonbur – Sat. 2nd Sept. in Oughterard 3.30pm Ref. Paul Gannon Adult Semi FinalsSenior A:Claregalway vs. Corofin Sat. 2nd Sept. in Annaghadown 6.30pm. Ref. John DevlinKilkerrin/Clonberne vs. Dunmore Fri 1st Sept. in Clonberne 8.30pm Ref. Shane Curley Junior A ShieldGrainne Mhaols vs. Glinsk Sat. 2nd Sept in Westside 7pm. Ref. Tom BrowneKillannin vs. Caherlistrane Sat. 2nd Sept. in Venue and Referee TBC Intermediate AMoycullen vs. St. Brendan’s Sat 2nd Sept in Lakeview 12noon Ref. Maura ConneallyBarna vs. Menlough/Skehana Sat. 2nd Sept in Mountbellew 7pm. Ref. DavidBreslinlast_img read more

Lloris in grovelling apology to fans after drink driving shame

first_imgHUGO LLORIS has offered a grovelling apology to Tottenham and the club’s supporters over his drink driving shame.SunSport exclusively revealed the Spurs keeper was arrested and spent this morning in a cell after being pulled over by police at 2.20am and failing a roadside breathalyser test.4 Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has apologised for his drink driving shameCredit: Instagram @alexandrebillardCops confirmed he had been charged with drink driving in the early hours of Friday morning.France and Tottenham captain Lloris, 31, told the Evening Standard: “I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters.”Drink driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”Lloris was stopped by police in Gloucester Place, close to Baker Street, central London.4 Hugo Lloris was charged with drink driving after being pulled over by police at 2.20amCredit: AFP – Getty4 Hugo Lloris has apologised to Tottenham, his family, manager and fans after being charged with drink drivingCredit: AP:Associated PressIt followed an evening out with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.He was taken to Charing Cross police station where his mug shot, fingerprints and a DNA swab were taken before he was banged up in a cell.It is understood he spent around seven hours in custody before being charged and released on bail to appear at Westminster magistrates’ court next month.The Metropolitan Police said: “A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford“Hugo Lloris, 31, of East Finchley, was charged with drink driving on Friday, 24 August.“He has been bailed to return to Westminster magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 11 September.”4 Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris’ place in the team for Monday’s clash against Manchester United is in doubtCredit: PA:Empics SportFather-of-two Lloris was pictured with World Cup winning France team-mate Giroud and fellow countryman Koscielny – who missed the Russia tournament through injury – the night before his arrest.They and a group of friends had been dining at posh Mayfair restaurant Bagatelle, where a pizza costs £34.Lloris’ Spurs face Manchester United on Monday evening at Old Trafford.But his place in the starting XI could now be at risk.A Tottenham spokesperson said: “The club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.”Large bug lands on France’s Hugo Lloris mouth in World Cup match against Uruguaylast_img read more

Arsenal’s injured Santi Cazorla out for rest of season

first_imgArsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will miss the rest of the English Premier League (EPL) season due to an ankle injury.The Spaniard has not played since October when pain caused him to leave the field during the UEFA Champions League’s group stage game against Bulgarian side Ludogorets 0-6, reports Efe on Thursday.Cazorla was operated in December and was expected to recover within three months.Last season, he was off the pitch for seven months because of a knee injury.Cazorla, whose contract concludes at the end of this season, joined the Gunners in 2012.last_img read more