Elderly Man Faces Charge After “Social Distancing” Elevator Push in Miami Beach

first_imgEfforts to social distance in an elevator recently led to a confrontation between two elderly South Florida men.Surveillance video shows 72-year-old Nachum Gross appearing to push another senior who was trying to enter the elevator.Gross is now charged with battery on a person 65 or older.However, his attorney says he was simply defending himself.“In this world of COVID… every human being right now is a loaded weapon,” explains Michael Grieco, the attorney representing Gross. “There was no unlawful touching. He was completely within his rights to defend himself and defend his wife.”The video was captured on June 22 at Portofino Towers in Miami Beach.The building is practicing social distancing by limiting elevator capacity to two people at a time.The video shows Gross and his wife in the elevator. A man tries to enter as the elevator door opens on the 32nd floor.At that point, Gross holds up two fingers, referring to the two-person limit, but the man still tries to come into the elevator.Gross pushes back, sending the other man, identified as 86-year-old Gerald Steiglitz, stumbling back.Courtesy: Miami-Dade County“He was aggressive and he shouldn’t have been aggressive,” Steiglitz claims.Steiglitz says when he tried to get on the elevator, he thought his neighbor of more than 20 years was just saying hello.“I thought this was peace,” he adds. “I didn’t know what it meant.”“He thought this was peace and he give him the elbow to say hello and you see Gerry is smiling, but then he pushed him,” explains Salome Steiglitz, Gerald’s wife. “He pushed so hard that he came out of the elevator.”Steiglitz ended up with a bruise from hitting the corner of a table.“I was all black and blue on the back side,” he says.Soon thereafter, Steiglitz went to the police.That led to Gross surrendering at the Miami Beach Police Department and being booked into jail last week.He posted bond several hours later.“This is a self defense case through and through,” Greico says. “This thing is ridiculous and I don’t see any scenario where the state attorney could ever file this.”Portofino Towers released a statement, saying they have strict rules regarding social distancing and they limit the elevators to only two people at a time.last_img read more

Guyana Female Under-19 departs for T&T today

first_imgTHE Guyana Female Under-19 squad departs for Trinidad and Tobago today to take part in the Regional Invitational Under-19 tournament.The tournament consists of four teams namely; Barbados, Guyana, Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.Guyana will have its first round of matches on Wednesday.They will first play hosts Trinidad and Tobago from 09:00hrs before taking on the Windward Islands from 14:30hrs.The female Under-19 squad will play three rounds of matches with two matches being played daily.The team is scheduled to return on August 7.Shabika Gajnabi will lead the squad. The coach is Tremayne Smartt and Manager Heema Singh.The squad is as follows: Shabika Gajnabi – Captain, Sheneta Grimmond, Plaffiana Millington, Lafona Gilgeous, Omadevi Matadin, Marian Samaroo, Aleema Arokium, Russhanna Alika Lynch, Mandy Mangru, Yougeeta Balkishun, Abigale Scott, Casey Anna Charles, Bibi Tasleema Bacchus and Cherry-Ann Fraser.last_img read more

ECB ‘disturbed’ by allegations of racist chanting during Ashes Test

first_img(REUTERS) – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is “extremely disturbed” by allegations of racist chanting as well as sexist and homophobic abuse by spectators during the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.British media reported that a supporter had left the ground on the second day of the Test on Thursday after hearing a section of fans singing a racist song about England’s Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer.The spectator, in a letter of complaint to the ECB, also said women were subjected to sexist chants while homophobic abuse was directed at some players by the same group of people.“The ECB is extremely disturbed to hear that a report was made regarding anti-social behaviour from a group of spectators during the fourth … Ashes Test match at Emirates Old Trafford,” ECB said in a statement released to British media.“While this is a relatively isolated incident there is absolutely no place for anti-social behaviour within the game and it is vitally important that all spectators feel able to report anti-social behaviour and feel safe in doing so.” The incident comes on the heels of an annual report from British anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out that showed a 43% rise in reports of racist abuse in English football last season.Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford are among those to have spoken out about being subjected to online racist abuse.last_img read more

Dombrowski brings experience, versatile skill set to center field for Syracuse

first_img Published on February 12, 2015 at 12:08 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu After three years of moving between positions, Mary Dombrowski may have finally found a niche. Expected to be a staple in the middle of the outfield this season, Dombrowski will bring experience and stability to an outfield with freshman Maddie Doane in right field and a revolving door of players in left.“We want her in center, but Mary can play anywhere,” said head coach Leigh Ross. “She’s an invaluable player to have.”Dombrowski will patrol center field this weekend as Syracuse (3-2) plays five games in the Jacksonville University Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. After playing as a right fielder last year, Dombrowski’s position switch isn’t the first time she’s made a change for the Orange.Originally recruited by SU as a shortstop, she made the progression from middle infield to third base and then primarily played the outfield last season as a junior. Her versatility has helped the Orange many times over the years, playing every position besides pitcher and catcher, Ross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“My athleticism and size make me flexible about where I can play,” Dombrowski said. “… I’m a utility player and I love it.”With the arrival of Doane, a natural right fielder, Ross asked Dombrowski to move again.Doane described Dombrowski’s speed as crucial, so even when she fails to get a good read on a fly ball, she’s still able to track it down. She also takes charge of her fellow outfielders with communication and confidence, minimizing mistakes.To make the transition from an infielder to a full-time outfielder last season, she worked on improving her arm strength to make the longer throw. By playing long toss and gradually increasing the distance to her target, Dombrowski ensured that her arm was ready for the outfield. “Last year, we moved her to the outfield and that’s been the best thing for her,” Ross said. “She’s thrived.”This season, Dombrowski’s arm is stronger than ever, she said, and she is able to make the long throws from all over the outfield more easily. Her reads and jumps on fly balls are what make the senior captain so effective in the outfield, Ross said.Focusing on pitching as a young girl, that passion faded and she worked to become a more well-rounded player. Dombrowski transitioned to shortstop with the help of her dad, a switch that helped her immensely.Dombrowski said that her shortstop experience from high school helps her in center field today. The position taught her to be athletic, aware and take on a sense of leadership among her teammates.“The shortstop, catcher and center fielder are the positions that require the most leadership and communication on the field,” Dombrowski said. “I’ve kind of been able to take that shortstop mentality into the outfield.” The transition between right field and center field isn’t too much different, but it has taken small adjustments, Dombrowski said.Assistant coach Matt Nandin will communicate signs on where the outfielders should be positioned and where to go with the ball before each pitch to the senior. Dombrowski, in turn, communicates that sign to her fellow outfielders.Doane looks up to Dombrowski’s leadership, experience and poise in the outfield. Even though a freshman forced her to move positions once again, Dombrowski’s taken it in stride, just like she has before.“She’s an example of doing whatever it takes for the team to win,” Doane said. “To be so versatile, skilled and unselfish isn’t something you come across every day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s hockey: UW hosts No. 6 Boston College in regular season home opener

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team looks to improve their 0.500 record under head coach Tony Granato as the Badgers return to the Kohl Center this weekend to face off against sixth-ranked Boston College in the home opener.Wisconsin will have their hands full this weekend against a notoriously difficult Boston College program that has made seven straight NCAA tournament appearances, four of which ended in trips to the Frozen Four.The Badgers (1-1-0) will battle the Eagles in the Kohl Center Friday for the first time in nearly ten years, with Boston College claiming the last two victories in Madison. The Eagles have won seven of their last eight competitions against Wisconsin too, and BC leads the all-time series between the two with a 9-14-0 advantage. The Badgers’ last win over the Eagles came in the 2006 National Championship game. Since then Boston College has won six straight, including a 6-0 thrashing last year in Massachusetts.Senior Corbin McGuire is hoping he can continue his positive play and help the Badgers end their losing streak against the Eagles this weekend. McGuire is coming off of a momentous three-goal performance against Northern Michigan University that earned him a spot as one of the Big Ten men’s hockey’s three stars of the week.Men’s hockey: Granato era begins with a 1-1 split against Northern MichiganTony Granato celebrated his first win as head coach over the weekend as the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team Read…This performance marked the first time in McGuire’s career that he has won this award, and it may foreshadow more to come following his recent position change. The senior is playing his first full year as defenseman after switching from the defensive side of the puck to the forward spot last year.Wisconsin is hoping to continue its early season offensive success too, as the Badgers are currently ranked 13th in the country in scoring with an average of four goals per game. They have also converted on five of 16 power play opportunities this season, which is currently good for the third-highest percentage in all of college hockey.On the other end of the ice, shutting down Boston College senior forward Austin Cangelosi will be tough. Cangelosi has accounted for three of Boston College’s four goals of the season, and keeping his name off the scoring sheet will be the biggest challenge for a Badgers defense that has allowed seven goals on the season.Both teams look to improve their 0.500 records as the face-off is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Kohl Center. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Wisconsin. Sunday’s 3 p.m. contest will be televised on ESPNU and will feature a post-game autograph session with certain players for those in attendance.last_img read more

RAiG launches social responsibility audit

first_img Lord Goldsmith to lead Howard League’s ‘deeper research’ on crime and problem gambling links June 1, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles RAiG members back radical overhaul of UK gambling’s affiliate landscape June 30, 2020 Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Sarah Ramanauskas – Gambling Integrity Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has published the details of its social responsibility audit, which will provide assurance that RAiG members are compliant with relevant UK regulatory requirements.The audit, which will be repeated on an annual basis, will place significant focus upon the improvement of consumer safeguards within the gaming industry, as well as facilitating the implementation of good practice measures. Sarah Ramanauskas, a Senior Partner at Gambling Integrity, who conducted the audits, commented: “The companies involved could not have been more cooperative or committed to the process, and I am pleased that they all passed. “We look forward to working with RAiG in the future, in the belief that the annual social responsibility audits will not only provide assurances about compliance but also provide a platform for sharing best practice and enhancing standards of consumer protection.” The association has emphasised that undertaking the audit and addressing any failings that have been identified will become a condition of RAiG membership, which will be repeated on an annual basis. Commenting on the audit, RAIG’s chairman, Clive Hawkswood, added:  “As with all of RAiG’s work it will evolve over time but setting up the audit process and getting it piloted by our founding members marks a huge step forward. “I very much see it as a benefit of membership rather than something that members or prospective members should be concerned about. As transparency has become something of a watchword for RAiG it was also important that we put this paper into the public arena. “We now feel much more comfortable about encouraging other affiliates to join RAiG simply because we can be open about what is required.  With the pilot successfully completed and with the audit arrangements now in place, we can concentrate on improving standards within the affiliate sector so that it plays its part, and is seen as doing so, in creating a safer gambling environment for consumers. “Against this background, we are now actively encouraging other affiliates to apply for membership and expect to make further announcements on that front very shortly.”The paper published by the RAiG has addressed areas such as the purpose of the audit; frequency; cost; the framework; practical arrangements; the auditor’s report; and the review process. Supporting the audit, the RAiG has outlined a number of other key areas which it will consider rolling out in the future, including the limitation of marketing material to customers vulnerable to gambling-related harm; staff training; the provision of safer gambling information; improvements to co-ordination with gambling operators and the transparency of relationships between affiliates and operators.last_img read more

Dodgers chat on Facebook live with J.P. Hoornstra and Bill Plunkett

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Dodgers have just two games left before the 2016 All-Star Game. Our beat reporters Bill Plunkett and J.P. Hoornstra talk to Katie Richcreek on our InsideSoCal Sports Facebook page live from Dodgers Stadium. They break down the biggest story lines heading into the All-Star break as well as discuss the August 1 MLB trade deadline.Follow along on live.last_img

NFL schedule 2019: 5 must-see prime-time games

first_img NFL schedule 2019: 5 takeaways from the release The NFL announced its schedule for the upcoming season Wednesday, and there’s plenty of prime-time action to indulge in.Rather than opening action on Thursday like past championship defenders, the Patriots will kick off their regular season and raise their Super Bowl 53 banner in the league’s first “Sunday Night Football” showdown Sept. 8 against the AFC rival Steelers. Five must-see prime-time games in 2019Browns at Jets, Monday, Sept. 16Odell Beckham Jr. will return to New York for the first time since being traded to Cleveland and while it won’t be against his former team, it’s still a notable homecoming.The Browns were one of the surprise teams last season, finishing 7-8-1 after going 1-31 the previous two seasons. Meanwhile, the Jets went 4-12 after going 10-22 the previous two years, though the addition of Le’Veon Bell is sure to give Sam Darnold the boost he needs after a lackluster rookie campaign.Rams at Browns, Sunday, Sept. 22For the first time since 2008, “Sunday Night Football” is coming to Cleveland.And what better way to celebrate than having two former first-overall picks square off? Browns second-year signal-caller Baker Mayfield will have his work cut out for him when quarterback Jared Goff rolls into town with Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks.Packers at Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 27It’s hard to believe Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers have yet to face off under center.In another first, the Chiefs young gun will square off against the Packers veteran as MVP past and future collide. Mahomes went head to head with Tom Brady in the conference championship last season in a memorable matchup, and this one will be no different.Chiefs at Chargers, Monday, Nov. 18The NFL’s lone meeting in Mexico turned out to be a disaster last season, but the league hopes to make up for it this year.The 2018 game between the Chiefs and Rams was moved to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum over concerns about the state of the playing surface at Estadio Azteca. For 2019, the Chiefs will head south of the border to take on a different Los Angeles team led by veteran Philip Rivers. NFL schedule 2019: 5 potholes on the Patriots’ road to repeatcenter_img As for the opener, the league will kick off its 100th season by pitting the Packers against the Bears on Sept. 5 to honor its oldest rivalry. Chicago and Green Bay first played in 1921 and have faced each other 198 times since, with the Packers holding a 97-95-6 edge.Here are five other must-see prime-time games: Related News Chiefs at Bears, Sunday, Dec. 22Christmas is sure to come early with this intriguing matchup.Mahomes will lead his unstoppable offense against Khalil Mack and his immovable defense. The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year made quite an impression in Chicago after being traded from Oakland, though slowing Mahomes won’t be an easy task for Mack.last_img read more

Two Babe Ruth tournaments going on in Wellington this weekend…

first_imgWellington 16-under girls Babe Ruth team which are undefeated.Sumner Newscow report — Just a reminder there are two Babe Ruth Tournaments going on in Wellington this weekend. The 16-under Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional Softball Tournament is being held at Worden Park. The 2015 Kansas Babe Ruth League 16-18 year old Baseball State Tournament is being held at Sellers Park.The scoring update for the Babe Ruth Midwest Regional Softball Tournament as of 6 p.m. Friday is as follows:Game #1 – Wellington 18 Southern Plains 0Game #2 – SE Denver 14 Conway Springs 2Game #3 – Southern Plains 10 Udall 4.Game #4 – Wellington 7 Conway Springs 0. SHE award winners are: Erin Goodrum – Wellington, Aspen Lange – Conway Springs. WOW award winners: Madi Lewellen – Wellington.No updates were available for the baseball state tournament at this time.last_img read more

Lions claw back respect with win over Crusaders

first_imgComing into the third match of their tour, Warren Gatland’s Lions were not fit for purpose, midweek defeat by the Blues giving the British press corps serious jitters. Lions exposed and lacking ‘x-factor’, they declared, almost in unison.But a gutsy 12-3 win over the redoubtable Crusaders on a cold, greasy night in Christchurch (billed by some as the fourth ‘test’) has transformed the mood. It was ever thus.Victory “ensured that any talk of an ill-fated tour of New Zealand can be put to bed by triumphing in what looks to be their toughest warm-up match of the schedule”, the Independent breathed, with obvious relief.According to the Times, this was a massive victory. “A real statement. A line in the sand.””They did not score a try, but, right now, that doesn’t seem to matter. Actually, they should have scored at least two or three. So they can tuck that away – improvements to be had, etcetera.”Unlike its own rather laboured headline effort (Owen’s a win), The Sun also had Gatland’s men laying down a marker, with a controlled performance against the Super Rugby league leaders.”The hosts have not been beaten once this season,” said their man on the ground, “so this win will be a real boost for the Lions who mis-fired in their opening two games.”There had been no effort to downplay the significance of this particular fixture – inside and outside the Lions’ den – in the wake of Wednesday’s frustrating loss at Eden Park. Asthe Guardian said during the week, in the social media age everyone already has an opinion about these tourists and the virtual noise is tricky to ignore.Gatland’s visible relief, therefore, came as no surprise.”I’m really pleased, more with the result than the performance. We needed that,” reported WalesOnline.So, for the press, a step up, the Lions imposing themselves, on the back of a good defence, forcing the Crusaders – with their gang of All Blacks – to kick more than they would normally. The French referee will no doubt get it in the neck.On social media, former England number eight Nick Easter revelled in the performance: “Blueprint for the series. Brilliant D, disrupted set piece and forced Crusaders into a kicking game! Take chances that come. Gonna b a belter.”The BBC was right behind him: “Like the Blues in the previous match, the Super Rugby outfit looked impressive on the counter-attack but the Lions were able to nullify the danger and keep them pinned back in their territory.”Jet-lag a distant memory, it is now about getting to know you, and the press pack liked the pairing of Owen Farrell (and his four penalties) and Conor Murray (a pinpoint kicker, said the Telegraph).The powerful carries of Mako Vunipola and captain Alun Wyn Jones went down like a cold tinnie.In fact, as the Telegraph added: “There was so much to admire, so much to savour.”Gatland had named a strong side, and the feeling was that many would have done their chances of starting the test series no harm at all.Selection for the Highlanders game on Tuesday may be a cause for concern, however. Full-back Stuart Hogg joined Jonathan Davies in the dressing room after colliding with Murray’s elbow, cutting above his left eye.Success will be defined by the last three weekends, but it sure does feel good on the back pages today.last_img read more