Shake Shack employees off the hook after investigation into sick officers

first_imgSeveral Shake Shack employees have been cleared of wrongdoing after three officers became extremely ill while consuming milkshakes from the restaurant.The incident was reported on Monday at the burger chain on 200 Broadway Shack in Manhattan.According to the report, a cleaning substance was found in their milkshakes, which caused the illness.All three officers were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for their illness and later released.The establishment released a statement saying that they were “horrified” by the report of the officers becoming ill and that they were working with investigators to get to the bottom of what happened.After the investigation, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison released a statement saying that the NYPD found no criminality on the part of Shake Shack’s employees and that the machine that produced the milkshake was improperly cleaned, leaving residue from a cleaning agent or bleach inside.last_img read more

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Wilder Wants Negotiations with Joshua to Remain Private

first_imgDeontay Wilder believes an undisputed title fight with Anthony Joshua will finally be agreed when contract terms are kept “silent” between both world heavyweight champions.Wilder defends his WBC belt against Dominic Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend, and then unified champion Joshua fights Andy Ruiz Jr on his US debut at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1.Talks for a Wilder-Joshua fight have faltered in the past due to disagreements about terms, but the American insists a deal can be agreed if the discussions remain private. He exclusively told Sky Sports: “I want to be able to get in the ring and fight, you know, and give the people what they want, but I think how this is really going to happen – when everything goes silent.“ There’s too many people that are involved in this. There’s too many media, fans, everybody. The thing about people, everybody got an opinion about how it should go, this should go this way, this should go that way.“It’s like with the Tyson Fury fight, nobody knew that fight was going to happen. Kept it silent for a reason, and then all of a sudden it came out.“It was the biggest fight and exciting fight around and I think this is the same way it’s going to happen, the Joshua fight. It goes silent, everybody comes together and we’re able to sort it out that way and then we make an announcement.”Wilder must first overcome Breazeale before he can consider his next career move but remains open to offers for the fight with Joshua.“The great thing about this – all parties are still in discussions, it’s like no door is closed.“Nobody’s mind is closed from the idea of it happening, and that’s the great thing about it. I think this fight will happen. I’m going to take every bit of my power to make this fight happen and I hope they do the same.“I want it to happen for the fans and I’m sure the fans want it to happen and as I said, once it goes silent, that’s when the fight will be made.”Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel echoed the stance of his fighter, saying “Yes, being in the paper and the negotiating and the problem with it is, if you don’t respond, then ‘oh, he’s not interested’. If you do respond, some fans for him, some are against him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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B’ville hockey has 1-1 week, fights past Liverpool

first_imgWhile on its way to a first-place finish in the Dec. 6-7 Bobby Conklin Memorial Tournament, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team had plenty of time to watch Liverpool in the same tournament.Twice, the Warriors played, each time going through overtime and ending in a shoot-out, Liverpool falling to Syracuse in the first round, but recovering to edge Fulton for third place.Now B’ville would get its own head-to-head battle with the Warriors last Tuesday night, and fine all-around play resulted in a 4-1 win. B’ville then took on Whitesboro Friday night. Those other Warriors were off to a 3-1 start and were emerging as the main threat to reigning state champion Skaneateles in Division II.And Whitesboro proved its worth by topping B’ville 3-1, its defense stingy as 20 of the Bees’ 21 shots were grabbed by Warriors goalie Cameron Manley.Meanwhile, all the Bees could get on the attack was Ryan Dickinson’ s goal, assisted by Nick Purdy and Garrett Sutton. Troy Chamberlain led Whitesboro, scoring once and assisting on tallies by Frank Centro and Noah Scranton.B’ville knew that a more important game would take place Wednesday, a rematch with Syracuse, but this time at Meachem Rink before it traveled Friday to Casey Park to face Auburn.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvilleice hockeycenter_img Much of the game was played in Liverpool’s end, and the Bees stayed patient even though Liverpool goaltender James Welch kept turning shots back – 37, in all.Still, the Bees went up 1-0 after one period, absorbed Marco Palumbo’s second-period tally by scoring twice itself and pulled further away in the latter stages.Matt Speelman led the way, earning two goals and one assist. Alex Pompo and Luke Hoskin each got a goal and two assists as Braeden Lynch piled up three assists. Brad O’Neill turned back 21 of Liverpool’s 22 shots.last_img read more

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Madden NFL players tournament: Live stream, results from Tyrann Mathieu vs. Tyreek Hill & other matches

first_imgNFL stars Denzel Ward, Jarvis Landry, Tyrann Mathieu, Tyreek Hill, DeSean Jackson, Deebo Samuel, Derwin James and Keenan Allen are competing in a Madden tournament set up by The Checkdown and EA Sports to help benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.The event will feature seven games in total. Round 1 consists of four games which will result in two semi-final matchups. The two winners from the semi-finals will then advance to the championship game. The first four games will be played Wednesday night while the final three will be played Thursday. For full details of the tournament, click here.Below, we’ll be keeping track of the tournament results game-by-game.Live stream for Madden NFL players tournamentEA Sports is streaming the event live on its Twitch channel starting at 6 p.m. ET. You can watch the live feed here.Madden NFL players tournament bracket & resultsRound 1MatchupWinnerFinal ScoreDenzel Ward vs. Jarvis LandryDenzel Ward10-9Tyrann Mathieu vs. Tyreek HillTyreek Hill62-32DeSean Jackson vs. Deebo SamuelDesean JacksonforfeitDerwin James vs. Keenan AllenDerwin James14-6Denzel Ward and the Texans managed to escape with a one-point win over Jarvis Landry and the Browns thanks to a blocked extra point attempt. Ward has already produced a few blocked kicks in his young pro career, so it’s not surprising to see that he was able to get the timing down.Meanwhile, Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs steamrolled Tyrann Mathieu and the Bears thanks to three defensive touchdowns early in the game that gave him separation the rest of the way.DeSean Jackson got a free pass to the semi-final as Deebo Samuel had trouble with his connection and wasn’t able to compete. Things didn’t look good for Jackson though as he lost as the Eagles to the computer-controlled 49ers 30-25.Derwin James, the betting favorite to win the tournament after smacking Michael Vick 80-16 to win the ESPORTS Madden Invitational, advanced to the next round as he and the Seahawks took down Keenan Allen and the Ravens 14-6. Semi-finals/ChampionshipMatchupWinnerFinal ScoreDenzel Ward vs. Tyreek HillTyreek Hill41-21Derwin James vs. DeSean JacksonDerwin James50-27Tyreek Hill vs. Derwin JamesDerwin James52-3In what was a much-anticipated championship matchup, Derwin James and the 49ers absolutely massacred Tyreek Hill and the Bears 52-3, scoring a touchdown with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter to break 50 points, allegedly doing so for a little kid.Hill and the Bears cruised to an easy victory over Ward and the Texans. Hill’s dominant run continues after he  Unfortunately for Jackson, James was up to the task, plast_img read more

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Heighno’s call to Leichhardt faithful

first_img“All my mates seem to come along to those games too and still all love sitting on the hill.”Their back five are playing really well and everyone seems to be working hard for one and other so we’ll have to work hard to beat them hopefully in front of a big crowd.”The last time they played there was against Melbourne on a Sunday and it was an outstanding crowd.”We won four in a row coming into last week so it’s not all that bad but we have to get back into the winners circle.”Cronulla have been dominant on the road in the opening two months of the Telstra Premiership, winning all four of their away games, but have lost four of their last six clashes at Southern Cross Group Stadium.”[The Titans game] was a disappointing loss but we’ve had a hard week at training so hopefully we can put in a good performance on Saturday night,” Heighington said.”It was our home game and we never delivered in the clutch plays and the games before that we were good in those areas.”Everything he (Sharks coach Shane Flanagan) said the Titans would do they did, they hung in there for 80 minutes and we weren’t at our best so hats off to them.”We’re coming last in some areas in stats that are very important in rugby league with penalties and completion rates. That’s a good indication that we’ve still got a good team here but we’re not at our best.”Sharks teammate Ricky Leutele didn’t believe a poor attitude was the problem for the premiers last week but rather a couple of lapses in key moments.”I think our attitude is there but our efforts off the ball have let us down,” Leutele said.”It was disappointing from our standards, we had the game there but we threw it away in the last few minutes.”We need to pick up our attitude at home, we’ve been good on the road this year but we need to transfer that to create a fortress again.”Along with Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco, Leutele identified in-form winger and Samoan teammate David Nofoaluma as a key man to stop on Saturday night.”Their back five is probably one of the best in the NRL so we’re aware of that and ready for them,” Leutele said.”[Tedesco] loves staggered lines and broken play so it’s important for me to keep a straight defensive line and Nofoaluma has been making plenty of tackle breaks bringing the ball back from kicks.” As the Wests Tigers use three grounds – Leichhardt Oval, Campbelltown Stadium and ANZ Stadium – throughout the season, they have only met the Sharks on seven occasions at the venue since 2000.With the 35-year-old’s future up in the air beyond the 2017 Telstra Premiership season, the chance to return to a ground where he made 27 appearances in the black and gold is something that may not come around again even if he does play on next year.”It has been a while,” Heighington said with a smile of his last visit to Leichhardt Oval.”It’s always awesome playing there and seeing the Wests Tigers fans who have been so supportive throughout my career.”After the game I’ll still speak to a lot of them so hopefully they can all turn out.last_img read more

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ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgDigicel SPORTSMAX 21 a.m.: Sunderland vs Watford5:30 a.m.: West Ham vs Stoke City8:30 a.m.: Aston Villa vs Arsenal11 a.m.: Tottenham VS Newcastle2:30 p.m.: Liverpool vs West Brom10 p.m.: Crystal Palace vs Southampton SATurday7:45 a.m.: Norwich vs Everton10 a.m.: Man City vs Swansea City12:30 p.m.: Bournemouth vs Man UnitedSUNday Digicel SPORTSMAX 2last_img

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Draft Whistleblower, Witness Protection Bills Validated

first_imgParticipants at the end of the draft validation yesterdayIntegrity institutions, government agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) yesterday validated the draft Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bills. The bills are expected to be submitted to the National Legislature for enactment into law.The two bills were certified at the end of a one-day validation workshop held at a venue in Sinkor. The bills were drafted by participants at a three-day workshop which took place last month.The validation workshop brought together key state actors drawn from the Ministry of Justice, Governance Commission, Liberia National Bar Association, Law Reform Commission, UNMIL, Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, CENTAL, as well as the National Integrity Forum. It was sponsored by UNMIL.The workshop was also attended by LACC’s Executive Chairperson, James N. Verdier; Deputy Justice Minister for Codification, Charles Karmo; UNMIL’s Chief of Human Rights and Protection Section, Marcel Akpovo; the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Autonomous Agencies, Senator Jonathan Kaipay; and Rep. Larry Younquoi, Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Governance, who all admonished participants to work with diligence and commitment in the validation exercise.The LACC said in a release that the workshop grew out of the regional workshop on whistleblower and witness protection in the fight against corruption, which was held in Monrovia last September.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Street fair set for weekend

first_img“This is the single largest event in city of Monterey Park,” Lau said. “It has always been well attended, and I believe this one will be even more attended.” Chinese New Year begins at 11 p.m. Saturday. Besides traditional entertainment, such as Chinese orchestra, opera and folk dance, the lineup includes a mariachi band, a blues performance and karaoke competition. There also will be pig races – after all, 2007 is the Year of the Pig – rope courses, rock climbing, bungee jumping and the “XBox Challenge,” which will feature the Halo and Dance Dance Revolution competitions. For a complete list of entertainment, go to www.floralstreetfair.org. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEREY PARK – Bei Bei He, 24, in many ways embodies the diversity of the city’s Chinese New Year festival, which kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday. He, a Rowland Heights resident and native of China, often blends her training in the ancient Chinese traditional string instrument, the gu zheng, with modern sounds of hip-hop and jazz. “People think my music is very deep and from the soul. They say they can literally feel the emotion,” He said. “When they hear the fused sounds, people often say, `Wow, that is very cool and very fresh.”‘ He is among the dozens of performers on the Floral Street Fair’s entertainment lineup, which is designed to honor Chinese tradition as well as highlight the diversity found in Monterey Park, said the fair’s spokesman, Joe Pan. “She represents a new breed of entertainer,” Pan said of Bei Bei, who will perform at 12:30p.m. Sunday at the Cherry Blossom Stage. “She plays a very traditional instrument yet she is very young.” The festival has been an important element to Monterey Park for nearly a decade. This year, organizers expect it to attract close to 100,000 people. “To me, this is not just a festival for Chinese,” said Mayor David Lau. “This is something that we do to promote cultural diversity and harmony in the community.” Now in its ninth year, the festival has traditionally been called the Lantern Festival, which celebrates the end of the Chinese New Year. This year, however, the name and date has been changed to the Floral Street Fair and falls on the Chinese New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. last_img
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Berlin protests Russia World Cup ban on German journalist

first_img0Shares0000The German government protested to Moscow over its football world cup ban on journalist Hajo Seppelt who caused uproar by his revelations of massive state-sponsored sports doping in Russia © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINIBerlin, Germany, May 14 – Berlin protested Monday against Moscow’s decision to ban from the World Cup the German journalist who broke the story on Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal, stoking further an already controversial tournament.The row erupted just days before German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, who in recent years has clashed repeatedly with Western leaders on a litany of issues including the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Russia was already a disputed choice when it was handed the World Cup in a closely-watched 2010 vote that has since been tainted by bribery charges.But it was German journalist Hajo Seppelt’s documentaries on doping among Russian athletes that sparked a storm and ended up with Russia being banned from this winter’s Pyeongchang Olympic games.The row came full circle as it emerged Friday that Moscow has refused to allow in Seppelt to cover the World Cup, which kicks off next month.Berlin protested against Moscow’s decision to ban from the World Cup German journalist Hajo Seppelt who broke the story on Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal, stoking further an already controversial tournament © dpa/AFP/File / Jens Wolf“We view this measure by the Russian authorities to invalidate Seppelt’s visa as wrong,” said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert.“We call on the Russian leadership to allow this German correspondent to enter the country to report on the football World Cup tournament.”Asked if Merkel would raise the issue when she meets Putin on Friday, Seibert said: “Let’s wait to see what this week brings.”– All eyes on FIFA –Seppelt had revealed Friday that his application for a visa, submitted by public regional broadcaster SWR, was rejected as he was apparently on a “persona non grata” list in Russia.Moscow did not specify the reason but Seppelt said the “uncovering of the state doping system has had such great impact for Russia that it felt that it needed to take such measures”.“It would be interesting to see if FIFA, which must ensure access to unfettered coverage of its tournament, would take on this case,” he told AFP’s sports subsidiary SID on Friday.Seibert also stressed the importance for football world governing body FIFA to press the case.“Free reporting of what is probably the biggest international sporting event next to the Olympics must be assured,” he said. “We are convinced that it puts Russia as a host in a bad light if the freedom of the press and of opinion is curtailed before the eyes of the world.”In a statement released Monday, FIFA said it had already approved Seppelt’s accreditation request.“We are getting more information from the Russian authorities regarding his visa process through the Local Organising Committee,” said FIFA.“Generally speaking, the freedom of the press is of paramount importance to FIFA and we always aim to provide media representatives with the best possible conditions for coverage of all FIFA events,” it added.Germany’s football federation chief Reinhard Grindel expressed confidence FIFA would take action.“FIFA has stressed the importance of press freedom. I have complete confidence that FIFA will now use its influence to allow Hajo Seppelt to report unhindered from Russia,” he told SID on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMBER LOOKING FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON

first_imgDo you know an outstanding young person in Donegal?Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are looking for nominations for outstanding young people between 18-40. These nominations are being sought to identify young people in the community, who have done something outstanding. These top young people will be invited to an awards ceremony held in Donegal. Here the overall winner will be selected as Donegal’s ‘Outstanding Young Person of the Year’These awards are to identity young dynamic people in the Donegal community. After the local awards the Donegal winner may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements.Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people under 40 to be recognised for living the JCI Mission in extraordinary ways.JCI feel, that highlighting the accomplishments of these young active citizens in a variety of fields will inspire others to be better and realise their full potential as active citizens. There are several categories under which young people can be nominated. Each nominee must be entered in one, and only one, of the ten categories below.Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishmentPolitical, legal, and/or governmental affairsAcademic leadership and/or accomplishmentCultural achievementMoral and/or environmental leadership Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rightsHumanitarian and/or voluntary leadershipScientific and/or technological developmentPersonal improvement and/or accomplishment Medical innovationEmma Boylan JCI President commented “This is a fantastic opportunity for Donegal to show the wealth of young people that we have in the County, not only locally, but hopefully to a national and international audience. From the set-up of JCI in Donegal, we have seen so many positive and inspiring young people. I have no doubt that we will have large variety of nominations for Donegal’s ‘Outstanding Young Person’ Awards”The competition is free to enter. JCI Donegal would ask the community to take time to think about someone they feel has achieved something outstanding.Nominations for ‘The Outstanding Young Person Award’ can be sent via email to jcidonegal@gmail.com. Give the name of the young person and a short description of why you feel they deserve the award. All nominees should be over 18.Check out JCI Donegal on Facebook and Twitter for more information or call JCI Donegal President Emma Boylan on +353863303986.DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMBER LOOKING FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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:Donegal Junior Chamberlast_img read more

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