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Fight over reclining seat diverts flight

first_imgLifestyleTravel Fight over reclining seat diverts flight by: – June 2, 2011 29 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img (CNN) — Simmering air travel tensions bubbled over this weekend when a United Airlines passenger smacked a fellow flier over an unwelcome seat recline, The Washington Post reported.Air Force fighter jets escorted Ghana-bound United Airlines Flight 990 back to Washington Dulles International Airport after the fight broke out after takeoff Sunday night.The flight arrived back at Dulles at 12:35 a.m. Monday, according to United Airlines. Airline spokesman Mike Trevino said he could not confirm any details of what happened onboard.Sources told the Washington Post that not long after departing the airport, a passenger lowered his seat into the space of a fellow passenger and a fight followed. A flight attendant and another passenger tried to break up the scuffle, the report said.Is reclining your seat a right?Airport police met the flight at Dulles and determined that charges were not warranted, according to a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.The flight was delayed until Monday, Trevino said. He did not know if the feuding passengers were onboard when it departed after the delay.The disagreement over seat reclining is not the first to get physical. In November, a disgruntled passenger grabbed a reclining flier’s right ear with enough force to knock his glasses off, according to a complaint filed in that case.By Marnie Hunter, CNN Share Sharelast_img read more

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Vera L. Wenning, 87

first_imgVera L. Wenning, 87, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. Born, August 27, 1932 in Ripley County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Jacob D. and Catharina Clara (Stei) Cranford. Vera was a 1950 graduate of Napoleon High School. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen and the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary. Vera had worked as a secretary for Bill Schroeder’s law office in Osgood.  She enjoyed attending her chickens, stamp collecting, flowers, cooking, baking, and she was well known for her Angel food cakes.  She was married to Edmund A. Wenning on August 22, 1956 and he preceded her in death on July 30, 2012. She is survived by one son, Paul (Sandra) Wenning, Greensburg; one daughter, Rose Marie (Thurman) Cook, Hartford City; six grandchildren, Elizabeth (Kyle) Holland, Thomas Wenning, Sarah Wenning, Joseph Wenning, Kevin Cook, Brian Cook; two great grandchildren, Keegan and Kaden Holland. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, David John Wenning; one great grandson, Seth Holland; one brother, Alvin Cranford. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2017 at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen. A public rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen. Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church steeple fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – Italy prepares for a summer of new faces

first_imgShare CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles This April, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM), the government body overseeing Italy’s gambling regulatory policy has published the list of new enterprises seeking to join the regulated Italian online gambling market.From a sports betting standpoint, out of the 45 applicants seeking to qualify for Italian online gambling licences, the two stand-out operators are legacy online bookmaker Pinnacle and Malta-based casino operator Sogno di Tolosa.Maltese enterprise Sogno di Tolosa will likely move to expand its Betn1 brand for the Italian market, which currently maintains a number of retail betting points within Southern Italy.Italian punters will be keeping a close eye on low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle entering the market. One of oldest online sportsbooks, can Pinnacle shake-up Italy’s competing online betting pack, offering low market prices and new inventory such as esports.Further industry operators that have applied to ADM’s licensing window, include Luckia Spain, online casino group Videoslots and Italian lottery giant Lottomatica seeking licences for new ventures.Having closed its licensing application window on 19 March, ADM governance is currently reviewing final applicants. The governing body for Italian gambling is expected to grant its market concessions by the end of July, and up to September 2018. Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020last_img read more

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NFL MVP stock watch: Russell Wilson one-ups Lamar Jackson; Deshaun Watson awaits his turn

first_imgThe Ravens quarterback a day prior had completed 15 of 17 pass attempts (88.2 percent) for three touchdowns, no interceptions and a perfect 158.3 rating. He added a career-long 47-yard touchdown run. Jackson, who also had a 158.3 rating in Week 1, became the second quarterback to record a passer rating of 158.3 (minimum 10 attempts) in multiple games within a single season in NFL history, joining Ben Roethlisberger (two games in 2007).NFL STANDINGS:Updated playoff picture in AFC, NFCTexans quarterback Deshaun Watson, whose team had a bye in Week 10, will get a chance to showcase his MVP candidacy next week when Houston travels to Baltimore for a head-to-head showdown with Jackson.Below are the top NFL MVP candidates for 2019 and how they are trending, followed by a complete list of NFL MVP odds.NFL MVP stock watchRussell Wilson: UpIn Week 9, Wilson passed for 378 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions for a 133.7 passer rating in an overtime win against the Bucs. That performance led to his being the clear MVP favorite, but he was pitted against a strong 49ers defense in Week 10. All he did was lead his 32nd career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2012.With the win against San Francisco, Wilsom surpassed Roethlisberger (90) for the second-most wins as a starting quarterback over his first eight seasons in the Super Bowl era. Only the Patriots’ Tom Brady (100) had more.Lamar Jackson: UpJackson played out of his mind against the Bengals, who, granted, entered the game with the NFL’s worst rush defense. Yet the Ravens quarterback did much of his damage through the air. Jackson put up a perfect passer rating (158.3) in only three quarters of action (15 of 17, 223 yards, three touchdowns).MVP seasons, though, typically feature their share of memorable highlights, and Jackson submitted his best yet with his ridiculous, 47-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.LAMAR. JACKSON. @Lj_Era8 TO THE HOUSE ‼️‼️😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/DcR8A7S2Vy— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 10, 2019WATCH: Jackson’s best plays against BengalsDeshaun Watson: IdleWatson entered the Week 10 bye maintaining career highs in passer rating, (107.1) completion percentage (70.2) and passing yards per game (270.2). He also has five rushing touchdowns, already tied for his career high, just nine games into the season.Watson might need a little help from his Houston teammates; the better the Texans look in the standings, the more likely their most valuable player is to be named the league’s most valuable player. The quarterback certainly is doing his part, and he already has at least one memorable highlight working in his favor.Christian McCaffrey: DownQuarterback bias in MVP voting means McCaffrey basically has to set new NFL all-purpose records to be considered. That, and the Panthers have to be a playoff team, which they currently are not.Still, McCaffrey has been electric this season. Entering Week 10, he led the NFL with 1,244 scrimmage yards through eight games this season and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (1963) as the only players to have at least 150 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in six of their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history.Aaron Rodgers: UpRodgers’ numbers haven’t been off the charts this season, though his passer rating of 102.7 is the best he’s had in three years. And he’s maintaining a ridiculous touchdown-interception ratio of 17-2. He also already has led two game-winning drives through 10 weeks.The Packers are 8-2 and leading the NFC North as they enter their bye week. If that success continues, Rodgers will at least remain in the MVP conversation.Patrick Mahomes: DownMahomes passed for 446 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 119.2 rating against the Titans in Week 10. Yet the reigning MVP’s stock is down simply because the Chiefs lost and fell to a disappointing 6-4 record, which would put them in the No. 4 seed if the AFC playoffs were to start today. Still, Mahomes has a chance to get back to the top of the MVP list should Kansas City reel off some victories. Even after sitting out a few weeks with a knee injury, Mahomes on Sunday reached 8,007 career passing yards, the most by a quarterback in his first 25 starts in NFL history.​​ With 68 career touchdown passes, he also surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (65) for the most touchdown passes by a player in his first 25 career starts in NFL history.So, yeah, he’s still in the conversation.MVP honorable mentions:Dak Prescott: The Cowboys’ loss to the Vikings wasn’t his fault. In fact, the quarterback was the only reason Dallas had a chance to beat Minnesota. (Pay that man, Jerry Jones).Dalvin Cook: Speaking of the Vikings’ win over the Cowboys, Dallas couldn’t stop Minnesota’s zone rushing attack, spearheaded by Cook. He is the engine of a strong offense on a playoff team.Minkah Fitzpatrick: The Steelers are 5-4 and still playoff contenders thanks to their defense. The safety is playing out of his mind in Pittsburgh and is justifying the trade that brought him to town.NFL MVP oddsBelow are the latest NFL MVP odds, courtesy of sportsbetting.ag.PlayerOddsRussell Wilson+175Lamar Jackson+250Deshaun Watson+600Aaron Rodgers+900Christian McCaffrey+900Patrick Mahomes+1400Tom Brady+2000Drew Brees+2500Jimmy Garoppolo+2500Dak Prescott+3300Kirk Cousins+3300 Touché, Russell Wilson.The Seahawks quarterback who entered Week 10 leading the NFL in touchdown passes (22) and passer rating (118.2) played in the national spotlight against the 49ers on Monday night, and he needed an epic performance to remain the favorite for NFL MVP considering what Lamar Jackson did against the Bengals on Sunday. Wilson provided just that in Seattle’s 27-24 overtime win.last_img read more

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Saints cancel offseason program amid coronavirus crisis

first_imgThe Saints have added only two major free agents, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and safety Malcolm Jenkins, this offseason.”You have a core group of players that are the same and a system that we’ve had here for 14 years,” Loomis said. “I would probably feel a little differently if we did have a lot of changes on our roster and our coaching staff, but we’re fortunate that we don’t.”We have a lot of guys we have great faith and trust in in terms of being in shape when we do get going in training camp.” MORE: Saints’ draft war room will be New Orleans breweryLoomis added that coach Sean Payton and his staff will still conduct occasional online meetings and check-ins with players up until training camp, which is currently slated to start in late July but faces the possibility of being pushed back should the outbreak force the NFL to postpone the start of the regular season.”We’ll have some stuff that guys will participate in,” Loomis said. “We’re not going to be doing virtual workouts and things like that. We want to make sure guys are focused on their families and safety.”Louisiana has been especially hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the state’s Department of Health reporting over 25,000 cases and 1,473 deaths as of Wednesday.With a veteran roster and little turnover from last season’s team, which tied for the NFC’s best record at 13-3, Loomis said he believes the Saints are well-positioned to withstand the absence of minicamp and OTAs.MORE: Sean Payton discusses COVID-19 experienceNew Orleans currently owns the NFL’s second-oldest roster with an average age of 26 years, 312 days old, while Payton trails only New England’s Bill Belichick for the longest tenure of any active head coach with the same team, having been in charge since 2006. New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has announced the team has canceled all offseason training activities and will not require players to report to club facilities until training camp begins.Speaking on a teleconference call on the eve of the NFL Draft’s first day, Loomis revealed the Saints will not hold any virtual workouts and have advised players to abide by stay-at-home orders in their current locations to help combat the widespread coronavirus effect.last_img read more

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Govt seeks India’s position on Specialty Hospital

first_img… outcome will determine if it will be scrappedor continued – NortonSome two weeks after the Specialty Hospital Project was put on hold once again, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government is yet to contact its Indian counterparts for furtherPublic Health Minister, Dr George Nortonclarification on the way forward.Earlier this month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon disclosed that the Government of India, which is funding the Project via a Line of Credit, had indicated that a decision was taken to cease doing business with India-based Fedders Lloyd Corporation Limited, after the company was blacklisted by the World Bank until 2020 over fraud and corruption practices.The donor country had also expressed preference for a fresh tendering process to be conducted to select a new Indian-base contractor to execute the project.However, at the time, the Guyana Government said that it wanted to make certain enquiries of the Indian Government before a definitive course of action is adopted on the Specialty Hospital Project.This task was given to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Public Health. However, according to Minister Harmon, steps to make these enquires on India’s position are yet to be taken.“We will await the interaction between our Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs in India so that we can get a clear and definitive position on the Indian Government’s position. Once we get that cleared, then we will take the next steps which we need to take,” Harmon told reporters at the post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday.On the other hand, in an interview with Guyana Times later Thursday, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton explained that the discussions with the Indian Government will determine whether they will go ahead with the project using a new contractor or have it scrapped entirely, given all the troubles the project has faced.“There is a chance it might come off the table because that Hospital Project is not doing well with how it started and what’s supposed to be… The next step will now be for us to have direct contact with the Indian Government and decide whether it will continue with the loan or not,” he told this newspaper.Last November, the coalition government came under fire following the announcement that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fedders Lloyd to complete the controversial project that was left on hold after the Donald Ramotar Administration sacked and sued the first contractor, Surendra Engineering Inc, for failing to honour its obligations. Guyana is yet to recover close to $1 billion from that company.The APNU/AFC had justified the handpicking of Fedders Lloyd to complete the project, saying that the company was one of the original bidders in the 2012 tendering process. It noted too that in the interest of time, it approached Fedders Lloyd without any tendering process and the company accepted to complete and fully equip what is expected to be a state-of-the-art facility.However, this caused much uproar and controversy after it was revealed that the Indian company was never the second best bidder in the tendering process back in 2012, as claimed by the coalition Government.In fact, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition had stated that the company was disqualified because of certain inconsistencies in its submission to the local Tender Board; a report which Government contented was a lie.But while in Opposition, the APNU/AFC had strongly opposed the US$18 million Specialty Hospital Project and upon its assumption to office last year, decided to scrap the project. It said that the remaining $13.8 million would be better served, if it is used to improve the country’s primary healthcare service by upgrading three hospitals across the country.However, the Indian Government had indicated that Guyana should go ahead with the construction of the Specialty Hospital and it will provide a separate loan for the primary healthcare project. To this end, Harmon disclosed on Thursday that this second loan will be made available soon. “We are advised that (the funding for the primary healthcare upgrading project) is awaiting the completion of certain governmental processes in India,” he stated.The three hospitals being considered for upgrade under the primary healthcare service are the Bartica Hospital, the West Demerara Regional Hospital and the Suddie Public Hospital.last_img read more

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