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Chiefs suspend Tyreek Hill after purported recording about child abuse case emerges

first_imgJust one day after Johnson County, Kansas, prosecutors announced that Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill would not face charges of child abuse, the saga apparently has taken a turn.Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV5 on Thursday revealed that its investigative department was sent what is purported to be a recording of the NFL player and his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, discussing the police investigation and what they were telling authorities. Espinal sent it to at least one friend for safekeeping because she didn’t feel she could keep a recording on her phone. It has since been shared and sent to us by someone who is concerned about the welfare of the couple’s child.The audio is 11 minutes long and abruptly cuts off. At no time on the recording does Hill admit to breaking his son’s arm. In fact, he flatly denies it.Parts of the clip have been detailed (Warning: NSFW language).A portion of the Tyreek Hill audio with Crystal Espinal:Espinal: “What do you do when the child is bad? You make him open up his arms and you punch him in the chest.”Hill: “You do use a belt. That’s sad,” Hill said. “Even my mama says you use a belt.”— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 26, 2019Espinal: “He’s terrified of you.”Hill: “You need to be terrified of me too, b****.”— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 25, 2019The Chiefs, who say they only learned of the clip’s existence at the same time the public did, suspended Hill early Friday morning, confirming later that “at this time and for the foreseeable future, Tyreek Hill will not take part in any team activities.”Also in the statement released late Friday morning local time, the team said: “We were deeply disturbed and concerned by what we heard. We have great concern for Crystal, we are greatly concerned for Tyreek, but our main concern is with the young child. … We are going to gather more information, we’re going to evaluate this information, and we will make the right decision regarding Tyreek Hill.”Statement from the Kansas City Chiefs: pic.twitter.com/Kh7LyD6dg7— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 26, 2019The team statement mostly echoed comments earlier Friday from GM Brett Veach.Chiefs GM Brett Veach on Tyreek Hill: “Earlier this evening we were made aware of the audio between Tyree and Crystal … in real time just the like general public. We were deeply disturbed by what we heard, deeply concerned.” pic.twitter.com/2FBGewZdi1— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) April 26, 2019″Earlier this evening we were made aware of the audio between Tyree and Crystal … in real time just the like general public,” Veach said, in part. “We were deeply disturbed by what we heard, deeply concerned.”TMZ Sports reported that the police were called to Hill’s home around 8:30 p.m. local time, about two hours after the audio clip was made public, though it’s unclear if he was home at the time.It was confirmed in March that Hill was being investigated by Overland Park, Kansas, police over two separate alleged incidents involving his son. Reports later added the boy was alleged to have suffered a broken arm in one of the incidents.The couple temporarily lost custody of the child last week while the case was ongoing.Earlier Thursday, Johnson County district attorney Steve Howe declined to press charges, but with a caveat, he said (via KMBC.com): “We are deeply troubled by this situation and are concerned about the health and welfare of the child in question. We believe that a crime has occurred. However, the evidence in this case does not conclusively establish who committed this crime.”Hill released a statement Thursday through his attorney, who added that his client cooperated with law enforcement during the process and maintains his innocence.”I love and support my family above anything,” Hill’s statement read. “My son’s health and happiness is my number one priority. I want to thank the Kansas City Chiefs, my attorneys, my agent and my union for supporting me through this. My focus remains on working hard to be the best person for my family and our community I can be, and the best player to help our team win.”Neither Hill nor his attorney have commented since the audio surfaced. Attempts by Omnisport to contact the player’s representatives have been unsuccessful.The Chiefs released a statement at the time of the investigation in March acknowledging that they were aware of it, and coach Andy Reid addressed the issue last week. Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill won’t be charged in child abuse case involving son Per KCTV:The recording is believed to have been made in early March when the parents were walking through Dubai’s international airport. KCTV5 was told the recording was an “insurance policy” for Crystal Espinal. Related News “I know you’re going to potentially ask about Tyreek,” Reid told the Kansas City Star. “I don’t have anything further to tell you from the statement we put out. There’s been no new news on it. I’m going to leave it at that. I have had a chance to say hello to him. I have done that.”Espinal is the same woman Hill was accused of choking and punching in 2014. He was arrested and dismissed from Oklahoma State’s football team before eventually pleading guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in August 2015. The incident was expunged from his record in August 2018 after he completed sentencing requirements.Hill, 25, was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. The All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns for Kansas City last season.last_img read more

Fun at the White Olympic Mountains: Walk, Sledge, Ski or Simply Admire the Landscape from Lifts

first_imgAt Babin Dol (Bjelašnica) the ski lifts BX, K1 (cradle) are today in function just as   baby lifts and the two-seat lift at Malo Polje (Igman).If the conditions allow it, the ski lift BY at Babin Dol will also start with work later on if the wind stops. – was communicated from ZOI ’84.The night skiing for all visitors begins on December 30, from 18:30 to 21:00 o’clock.The height of snow at Babin dol is 40 centimetres while the temperature is 10 degrees below zero.The height of snow on the top of Bjelašnica is 36 centimetres and the temperature is 19 degrees below zero.At Malo polje (Igman) the height of the snow is 55 centimetres with a temperature of 12 degrees below zero.The situation and the conditions at the Olympic mountains Bjelašnica and Igman as well as in the Olympic complex of Zetra can be followed live on ski.ba.Starting with January 2015, night skiing starts at Jahorina too. It will be free on Jauary 1st. It begins at 18:00 o’clock and ends at 21:00 o’clock.The price is 15 BAM for all ages.(Source: seebiz.net)last_img read more

Concern as drink/drug-driving rise by 24% across Donegal

first_imgThere is widespread concern following statistics which show that drink-driving and drug-driving is increasing across Donegal.The latest Garda figures which compare last year to this year show a marked increase of 24% in drink driving and drug driving.Last year there were a total of 258 people caught for drink-driving, drunk while in charge of a vehicle and drug-driving. But so far this year up until October 1st, that figure has risen to 320.The figures come despite widespread campaigns by both Donegal County Council and local Gardai warning people not to drink and drive or take drugs.Operation Thor aimed at clamping down on driving offences including driving while drunk and drugged took place in September.Gardai have also warned that they will be out in force during the Christmas period to enforce their zero-tolerance campaign to drink and drugs behind the wheel. Concern as drink/drug-driving rise by 24% across Donegal was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrink drivingGardaiuplast_img read more

Raiders mailbag: ‘Is there a Gruden brother we don’t know about who’s coaching the Raiders?’

first_imgWhat a couple weeks it has been for you Raiders fans.First Jon Gruden trades your best player, now a blowout loss to the Rams after the Raiders held tight for the majority of the game.Luckily for you, it’s only one game, and the silver and black is on to Denver (with one White Tiger in tow).Let’s get to your questions from this week. @dougherty_jesse: Mailbag time is 9:20 p.m.? Jesus dudeSorry, man. I forgot to send out a call for questions earlier in the day and I had to get …last_img read more

Connecting with Our Future Selves For Financially Responsible Choices

first_imgBy Carol ChurchIf you could open a magical door and meet your future self, what would you say to him or her? What might he or she say back?If this thought seems strange or scary, you’re not alone. For many of us, our “future selves” are almost impossible to imagine. The person we will one day become can seem distant and removed from our current reality. In fact, research shows that we generally find it quite hard to identify with who we’ll be in 5, 10, 15, or 20 years.This might all seem like nothing but dinner-table conversation, but in fact, our relationship to our “future selves” has been found to have a lot do with how we handle money and plan for the future. Multiple researchers have done many interesting experiments that show that people who feel connected to and identified with the person they will be further down the road make different financial decisions than those who do not “recognize” their future selves as themselves.In real life, what this tends to mean is that future-connected people are better able to make choices that might be hard for them in the here and now in favor of saving money that will help out “future them.” For example, these might be the folks who are choosing to stay home for dinner or to pass up the newest gaming system in favor of savings, or the ones who are sure to put adequate money into retirement funds. Meanwhile, those who can’t “see” themselves in the person they’ll be at 65 are more likely to want to spend in the here and now. (After all, they might subconsciously be thinking, why save money for that guy? He’s practically a stranger!)In the end, those of us who can connect more strongly to our older selves are likely to come out financially ahead. So how can we help our “current selves” connect with the person we’ll be in 2027 or 2037? Scientists have learned some interesting things about this, too.How Can We “Find” Our Future Selves?Take a look at a picture of your “future self”Paul Hakimata /PhotospinWith the miracle of technology at our fingertips, academics and now, even companies have figured out how to digitally age a photo to show people what they will look like in 10, 20, or 30 year’s times. It turns out that “seeing” am image of ourselves in the future motivates us to make smarter financial decisions and to be able to hold out for long-term gain over short-term reward.Remind people that they’re not likely to change that much over timeIt turns out that if we remind people that in 10 years, they’re probably going to still be (for instances) a slightly overweight guy who lives in the suburbs with 2 kids and likes to play fantasy football, they’re more likely to identify with that “familiar-sounding” future self. On the other hand, if people are prompted to think about the fact that the future may change them, they’re more apt to spend in the here and now.Have people make goals and plans based on what their “future selves” are going to doPeople have an optimistic tendency to assume that their future selves are going to be more disciplined, rational, and generally awesome than our current selves tend to be. In experiments, researchers have been able to inspire people to have more self-control by asking them to think about their “future selves” when making decisions. Another idea is to have people ask themselves what their “future self” is likely to think about financial decisions, whether that’s taking out a home equity loan or deciding to pay off a credit card. This can serve as a valuable gut check as to whether a choice is a good one for the long term “you.”There may not be a magical door we can open to meet our future selves, but for most people, it’s quite possible to have a good sense of what that person will be like. Most likely, he or she will be working in the same field, have the same general personality, possess the same good and bad habits, and probably have a similar family situation. Saving money and making smart financial choices for this person is a no-brainer, when it comes down to it. The dollar we put away today is just one we’re handing back over to that future self.References:Hamm. T. (2017). Three Key Principles of ‘Future Self’ Thinking. Retrieved from http://lifehacker.com/three-key-principles-of-future-self-thinking-1792343365Hershfield, H. (2013). You Make Better Decisions If You “See” Your Senior Self. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2013/06/you-make-better-decisions-if-you-see-your-senior-selfPalmer, K. (2012). How to Meet Your Future Self—and Save. Retrieved from http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/alpha-consumer/2012/02/13/how-to-meet-your-future-selfand-saveWalton, A. G. (2015). What your future self can teach you. Retrieved from http://review.chicagobooth.edu/magazine/winter-2015/what-your-future-self-can-teach-youhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3949005/last_img read more

Tickets for Asian Games ’82 get sold out within three hours in Delhi

first_imgFans queue up for tickets: Disappointment in storeThe rush was unprecedented but expected. What was not expected was the rapid rate at which tickets for the November Asiad which went on sale last fortnight in the capital, vanished. Within an incredible three hours of opening the eleven State Bank of,Fans queue up for tickets: Disappointment in storeThe rush was unprecedented but expected. What was not expected was the rapid rate at which tickets for the November Asiad which went on sale last fortnight in the capital, vanished. Within an incredible three hours of opening the eleven State Bank of India (SBI) ticket sale counters had shut down and “sold out” signs put up in their place.Thousands of irate buyers had to go home empty-handed when the first two phases of the sale of Asiad tickets concluded within two to three hours after the selling counters opened. The disappearing act continued as tickets sold in 88 cities across the country met the same fate two days later. Commented a SBI spokesman: “We were given a very limited number of tickets and had to turn down 70 per cent of prospective buyers.” Among the disappointed who were turned down included prominent members of the ruling as well as opposition parties.But, disappointment on the part of the prospective buyers soon turned into an unsavoury situation, when they accused both the Asian Games Special Organising Committee (AGSOC) and the SBI officials of “cornering the tickets’ and encouraging blackmarketeering.In fact, the Rs 100 opening ceremony tickets were sold for over Rs 300, soon after the SBI announced the closure of their sales, SBI’s South Extension branch in New Delhi which had closed the counter earlier, resumed sales later on when an official discovered 50 tickets from the desk of a salesman. Though the SBI’s officials dismissed this incident as a minor lapse, they admitted that all the tickets given to them were not sold through the SBI’s windows, event-wise and day-wise.advertisementAccording to Kamal Singh Bains, AGSOC’s additional secretary general, it was decided to reserve 10 percent tickets for each category of MLA’s and MP’s, sports organisations and window sales at the last minute, without discussing the exact number of tickets. Bains further added that 70 per cent of the total stadia capacity was offered for sale through the SBI.Large-scale Bungling: In all, over 2,25,000 tickets per game per day will be available for sales and total revenue expected from the sale is around Rs 1.50 crore. AGSOC has also decided to allot the number of tickets on the basis of population of the state, popularity of a particular game in that state and the distance from Delhi – which means states like Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim and others were given minimum number of tickets. Delhi, it was decided earlier, would get 50 per cent of the total tickets to be sold. This break-up, however, provided a clue to the large-scale bungling in the ticket distribution.Given AGSOC’s official version that Delhi was allotted 45 per cent of the total revenue earning tickets for each game day for each stadia, SBI’s 11 counters would have received a total of 23,500 tickets for the opening ceremony at Jawahar lal Stadium (capacity 75,000), 70,875 tickets for the nine-day swimming and volley ball event at Indraprastha Stadium (capacity 25,000 and to be split for volley ball and badminton), 18,900 for 10-day swimming event at Talkatora pool (capacity 6,000), 6,615 for seven-day boxing at Hall of Sports (capacity 3,000), 12,600 for five-day rowing competition at Jaipur’s Ramgarh Lake and 1,890 tickets for archery at Delhi University Ground (capacity 3,000).With rules permitting sale of a complicated ticket-mix to each buyer, exact time required for selling all the tickets could not be worked out. But according to a sports organisation of official, even if each centre was given only 2,100 opening ceremony tickets, it would have taken them at least 1,050 minutes (17.5 hours) at the rate of one minute per person (each buyer was allowed two tickets) to sell. But curiously all the tickets were sold out within two to three hours.Says a senior Finance Ministry official, whose personnel staff could not procure tickets: “Quick closure of sales counters proves only that either all the tickets meant for ‘sale in Delhi’ were not actually released or were sold to few chosen people in wholesale.” AGSOC officials remained silent on this specific charge. “There has been no black-marketing of any magnitude,” commented Shankaran Nair, secretary-general of the AGSOC.Meanwhile members of both houses of Parliament launched a virulent attack on the Asian Games authorities when they ridiculed the allocation of only 150 tickets for 782 MP’s. Of the 150 tickets, 100 were received for 542 MP’s which means one ticket for five persons. The authorities had earlier claimed that 7,500 tickets for the opening ceremony were set aside for 4,500-odd MP’s and MLA’s.Sensing trouble, Buta Singh, AGSOC’s chairman, postponed the sale of tickets for MP’s and directed his senior officials to personally supervise selling during the remaining three rounds, to be completed by August 29. Singh and his senior officials have yet to evolve a fool-proof method by which they could prevent ‘cornering of tickets’. Admitted an official, incharge of tickets: “With every buyer claiming connections with the high command, you can’t expect us to stick our neck out.” The Asian Games after all is not the sole prerogative of genuine sports-lovers but those with the right connections.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoEx-AC Milan striker Hateley backing move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Ex-AC Milan striker Hateley backing move for Chelsea midfielder Cescby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AC Milan striker Mark Hateley is backing their move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.The Rossoneri have been linked with a move for the Chelsea midfielder in January, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.“If he’s fit then he’d be an important addition,” Hateley told Gazzetta dello Sport.“He has experience and knows how to play, but he needs to be match fit. At this point in the season you need players who are ready.“Gonzalo Higuain? If he gets back to scoring consistently I’d sign him outright, but keeping a player who isn’t convincing would be a mistake.” last_img read more

23 days agoChelsea keeper coach Lollichon judges new PSG No1 Keylor Navas

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea keeper coach Lollichon judges new PSG No1 Keylor Navasby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon has offered his review of new PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Overall, Lollichon is impressed by the former Real Madrid No1.He told France Football: “He makes me think of Iker Casillas, who was not necessarily the best goalkeeper on the planet, but who had the rare ability to perform well in big events. “Like him, Keylor Navas is a cold-blooded animal. He has a form of absolute calm that will inevitably reflect on his teammates. He is extraordinary on his line, he has prodigious reflexes. I call it feeling the ball. On the other hand, he is a somewhat conservative goalkeeper, who prefers to defend his goal than the zone in front of him. It can be a problem when you play in such a dominant team as PSG.” last_img read more