American Airlines employee arrested for shoving deputy

first_imgAn American Airlines employee has been arrested after he reportedly shoved a deputy at an airport because he was upset about having his credentials taken away.The incident occurred Saturday in Monroe County.According to the report, 42-year-old Angel Arley Medeiros of Key West was forced to surrender his Secured Identification Display Area badge after he released guest who had already been screened back into an area open to the public.Medeiros reportedly became upset about having to give up his credentials due to the incident and shoved a deputy in a terminal office. The deputy eventually arrested him for his conduct and took him to jail.Medeiros is now facing several charges including battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.last_img

More Boats on the Rivers, and More Policing

first_imgBy John Burton and Jay Cook |FAIR HAVEN – It’s been a busy boating season this summer as seemingly more take advantage of the area waterways for fun during the warm months. But with the greater number of people using watercrafts there are always a few who ignore the rules and common courtesy.Brian Rice, Fair Haven, is a licensed charter boat captain who grew up working and playing on the water. In his perception, boat traffic hasn’t necessarily increased this year, nor have the number of scofflaws failing to adhere to no-wake zones or those who wind up speeding. But, as always, “You have the weekend warriors,” Rice observed. “You have the people who are inconsiderate, let alone not knowing the rules of the road, being irresponsible.”“On the water, especially on the water,” Rice said he’s learned through experience. “Because there’s no posted speed limits,” people just disregard what should be done.“The biggest problems we’re seeing is a lack of knowledge on the part of the operators of boating rules and regulations,” said Lt. Ted Schafer, a spokesman for New Jersey State Police. “Specifically, they’re operating at higher rates of speed than they should be, than is safe and that is allowed.”Schafer was speaking in general terms of what State Police are witnessing in the waterways around the state, with enforcement on the waterways largely coming under the purview of the that law enforcement agency. Schafer said no hard data is yet available regarding this year’s activities on the water, until the season’s end.But, anecdotally, there have been persistent concerns, Schafer offered. “Boating while intoxicated is an issue,” he said. So much so, that State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard have partnered this year on an initiative in response, he said.State Police are also using undercover officers and vessels to address violations.The state agency operates a variety of boats, Schafer said, from 10-foot John boat (an often-aluminum fishing boat) to 50-foot cabin cruisers.In addition, State Police have begun using unmarked Jet Skis, especially in high traffic areas, such as the Navesink River, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele, with the State Police’s Public Information Bureau. Undercover troopers on the Jet Skis identify violations and then escorts the violators to a uniformed trooper who conducts the official stop.“These details have been very successful in both educating the boating public and enforcing New Jersey boat regulations with summons,” Peele said by way of an email.The details will continue until boating traffic lessens with the change of seasons, Peele added.The Middletown Police Department has its own marine unit. And, according to Lt. Paul Bailey, the unit was quite active this summer, often working with the Coast Guard doing safety and equipment inspections. However, Bailey said, the officers didn’t see a significant increase in unruly behavior.Jim Cerruti has owned and operated Fair Haven Yacht Works, 73 De Normandie Ave., Fair Haven, for roughly 20 years. “It has been a very good summer for boating,” he said, probably the best since before Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Cerruti attributes it to a number of factors, including former boaters who lost their vessels to Sandy getting back into it; to new families moving into the area; and relatively lower prices for gas. “Those are all indicators people are enjoying their time on the water.”It may not be that boaters are behaving any worse than at other times, Cerruti suspected. “I think it’s getting a little more attention because boating is so strong,” he suspected. “You’re always thinking about those out there being idiots,” that’s what you remember, Cerruti offered, “more than the majority out there behaving themselves, following the rules of the road, being courteous.”“I think that’s true on land, too,” Rice maintained.“But I’ll say this,” Cerruti added, “people wave in boats. They don’t wave in cars…If you pass a boater, nine out of 10 will wave to you.”But being a courteous boater falls under more than one category.For Chan Irwin, the third-generation owner of Irwin Marine, located in Red Bank’s Marine Park, common courtesy on the evolves from a program the marina has been doing for over 30 years.When a customer new to the Two River area invests in a boat and docks at his marina, a captain on staff takes boaters for a complete overview ride of the river.“Usually it’s a four-hour service where our captain will take the boat out, show them the waterways, where to fuel – just make them aware of places they can go, places they can anchor and swim,” Irwin said.Although it’s a paid service offered, he finds it has been helpful to the boaters new to the Navesink or Shrewsbury rivers.Boating is a kind of recreation, Irwin said, “and they don’t want to denigrate their area.”A benefit of Irwin’s boater education service is that people new to the area are provided with a feel for the rivers, as well as what areas to stay away from.It’s education that Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, said is important to the ever-changing health of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.“A lot of people get training about how to be safe on the boat, but not how to be more conscious about what environmental consequences their boat may be doing to the environment,” she said.The health of both rivers has been a hot topic in recent years. With fertilizers and fecal matter finding its way into the system, Zipf said both bodies of water need healthy vegetation to keep clean.Of that greenery, eelgrass and “submerged aquatic vegetation,” as Zipf put it, are of the most importance. Take eelgrass, for example. Zipf said it provides a necessary habitat for juvenile fish and crustaceans that could use a hiding spot during the summer months.Zipf also said that eelgrass is commonly found at the confluence of the Two Rivers – a spot where boaters open their throttles after bouncing at slow speeds beneath the Capt. Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge. At that location, the eelgrass is “extremely fragile and needs to be protected,” she said.But Zipf welcomes the challenge for more education, because it will ultimately save the rivers environmentalists have fought over for 30-plus years.“I don’t think any boaters go out there and say ‘I’m going to harm the habitat,’ ” she said. “I think it’s just a lack of awareness, and they need to be more conscious that they’re sharing this beautiful resource with nature and plants that need to be preserved.”This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers outlast Wildcats as High School Hoop season tips off

first_imgIt was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy’s Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School Basketball season kicked off its exhibition season. LVR hit the ground running, using full-court pressure to build a 25-11 advantage after one period.However, the Wildcats kept pecking away at the lead, cutting the margin to 42-27 at recess and 49-46 after three quarters.Mount Sentinel even held a 57-54 advantage before the Bombers went on a 10-0 run to restore the lead en route to the narrow victory.LVR small forward Alan Jin led all scores with 22 points. Dylan Dixon had 12 while Leo Weiss added 10 and Brock Dixon eight.Brandon Sookeroff led the Cats with 21 points while Aaron Abrosimoff added 17 and Kai Miller 11.The Wildcats are back in action Friday when Mount Sentinel hosts the first Senior Boy’s Basketball tournament of the season. Action concludes Saturday.last_img read more

Brave Niamh (14) home for Halloween after life-saving transplant

first_imgKerrykeel girl Niamh Toland is happy to be home with her family for the holidays five weeks after her bone marrow and stem cell surgery.The Tirconaill Tribune reports that Niamh, aged 14, was discharged on Friday and is said to be making good progress after receiving a life-saving transplant from her younger brother.Niamh, a third year student at Loreto Community School first became ill in early January but the bone marrow deficiency was not diagnosed until May.  Her 12 year old brother, Niall became the donor when it was discovered he was a perfect match.Niamh and Niall Toland pictured at their home in Kerrykeel.After the successful surgery at the start of October, Niamh’s mum Brigid said they will now have to revisit Crumlin on a twice-weekly basis for the forseeable future. The hospital will continue to monitor her progress for a year and initially, that requires a twice-weekly trip to Dublin from Gortcally.Brigid told the Tribune: “The first 100 days are crucial and we are all keeping our fingers crossed that her recovery will continue. Niamh enjoyed a great weekend at home in Gortcally for Halloween but obviously, her activities are restricted over the coming months. “We are all looking forward with much excitement and anticipation and we are forever thankful to the medical teams, the many great people who have supported the fundraising campaigns and we will take time in the coming months to thank people more personally,” said Brigid.Meanwhile the gofundme page remains open at : and an account is open at the Swilly Mulroy Credit Union at the Bridge in Kerrykeel. All contributions are most welcome.Brave Niamh (14) home for Halloween after life-saving transplant was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:KERRYKEELniamh tolandlast_img read more

Seeking more golds, Cojuangco balances archery and family

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “But he’s into football. That’s where his friends are,” said the 31-year-old Paz-Cojuangco said of her eight-year-old son who is now a third-grader at La Salle Greenhills.Motherhood has changed her outlook, but according to her, it hasn’t diminished her passion for archery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s very, very different compared to when I was single,” Paz-Cojuangco told the Inquirer. “Now I have to compartmentalise. It’s not just 100 percent for training because I have to spend time for my family.”Paz-Cojuangco said that as much as possible, she doesn’t bring the family to her training and competition. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Amaya Paz-Cojuangco. INQUIRER/Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — Quadruple Southeast Asian Games archery champion Amaya Paz-Cojuangco would like for her son Alfonso to follow her footsteps. But no luck so far.The double gold winner in the 2005 and 2007 SEA Games bought him a bow and arrow just in case it piques his interest some day.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Strength in numbers: Thousands of Filipinos in Lebanon rally behind Gilas Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago “It kind of distracts me because I would be thinking of them,” she said. “But I guess it’s working because they serve as my motivation and I have become more well-rounded. It’s no longer just archery for me.”Paz-Cojuangco will see action in women’s compound, individual, mixed and team events.She has arrived here Monday along with 16-member Philippine archery team that will start competing Wednesday at Merdeka Square.“We are one big, solid group,” said Paz-Cojuangco of the archery contingent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Croatia

first_imgLuka Modric and Mario Mandzukic will be crucial for Croatia in the tournamentNiko Kovac’s Croatia has one of the most stylish midfielders in world football, and one of the top strikers.Combined, Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic can expect to help Croatia score some goals at the World Cup, and possibly make their way into the knockout round.Here are five players to watch:LUKA MODRICLuke Modric is the backbone of the Croatian national team, and has become a regular in Real Madrid’s central midfield.The slender-built former Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham player can also play as an attacking midfielder or winger with his neat technical skills.At the 2008 European Championship, Modric was included in the UEFA “Team of the Tournament,” becoming only the second Croatian to achieve that honor.MARIO MANDZUKICMario Mandzukic is the strike force of the Croatian team.Mandzukic, who plays for Bayern Munich, is known for finding space and his off-the-ball play. He also often participates in the defense, making him highly versatile.At Euro 2012, he and several others led the scoring chart with three goals. He also became the first Croat to score in a Champions League final, getting Bayern’s first goal in 2013.Bayern says it wants to keep him despite reported interest from several top English, Spanish and Italian teams.DARIJO SRNACroatia captain Darijo Srna is the workhorse of the team, known for his crossing and free kicks.Srna plays for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, and can play as a right back and at right midfield. He is the most capped player in the history of Croatian national team.advertisementSrna had offers from clubs like Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but he reportedly declined them due to his loyalty to Shakhtar.IVAN RAKITICSevilla captain and midfielder Ivan Rakitic regularly creates chances for the attackers.Technically sound, versatile and creative in possession, Rakitic regularly tracks back to help out defensively. Croatia will look to him to supplement the goal threat of Mario Mandzukic.Rakitic was born in Switzerland and played for the Swiss under-21 side.ALEN HALILOVICCreative midfielder Alen Halilovic, who turns 18 in June and will join Barcelona next season, is the Croatian first division’s youngest ever scorer and the youngest ever debutante for the Croatian national team.Currently playing for Dinamo Zagreb, Halilovic is considered to be one of the top young talents of European football.last_img read more

WWE Star Ronda Rousey’s Documentary to Release on November 19

first_imgWhile she has largely been away from WWE following her loss at WrestleMania 35 to Becky Lynch in a triple-threat match, Ronda Rousey has been busy with Total Divas. The reality show gives viewers an insight into lives of WWE’s female wrestlers. Now, it turns out that the UFC Hall of Famer and WWE Superstar will have a documentary on her released by Lionsgate on November 19.The trailer for the film, The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father’s Eyes, is available on Youtube, while the film itself will be available for digital streaming and on-demand for viewers, revealed WrestlingInc. The report added that the documentary was written and directed by former WBC International Light Middleweight boxing champion Gary Stretch and features fighters Randy Couture, Gene LeBell as well as UFC President Dana White.According to the Lionsgate YouTube page, The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father’s Eyes is her, “inspiring journey to superstardom, weaving revealing interviews with dynamic fight footage to create a portrait of a remarkable and fearless woman who overcame all odds to become a symbol of strength, hope, and female empowerment.”The report adds that the project was first announced in 2014 for a 2016 theatrical release. However, it was then announced for a delayed theatrical release in 2017, which, never happened. It seems that Lionsgate have acquired the rights of the film and are releasing it on digital platforms. documentaryronda rouseywwe First Published: November 15, 2019, 1:05 PM ISTcenter_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

HubSpot’s 10 Best Conversations of the Year

first_img Want to learn more about publishing a blog on your business website? inbound marketing Originally published Dec 31, 2008 8:41:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 The list, posted below, surprised me. Eric Guerin shared this:  41  54 41 Webinar: Blogging for Business . Keep that in mind for 2009.  to find the posts that have generated the most discussion on the HubSpot Blog this year. 92 UPDATE: Why Leaving Blog Comments Is Not A Link Building Strategy to learn how to create a thriving inbound marketing blog. Did You Graduate From Link Building High School Yet? Inbound Marketing & the Next Phase of Marketing on the Web Number of Comments  What’s your blog’s best conversation of 2008? Share it in the comments below, and we’ll update this with our favorites later in the day. And Jeri Cartwright shared this:  Alexa Rankings Change Dramatically: Initial Analysis From 10,000+ Websites State of the Twittersphere – Q4 2008 Report 73 On this last day of the year, I thought I’d take a look at  They’re talking about  Top 10 Ways NOT to Spend $12 Million on Marketing 65  48 61 49 Layoffs Can Lead To “Scorched Ego.” Ten Steps To Heal And Thrive While Unemployed  Social Media Marketing Webinar Highlights Download the free webinar Topics: So You Call Yourself an SEO Guru? Figure This One Out. Still, there is one thread that runs through all of these articles: They’re all about getting found by customers, not finding and interrupting customers. That’s a big deal. People aren’t talking about finding customers with cold calling and direct mail. They’re talking about creating content, optimizing it and sharing it so that customers find them. Plan Your Internet Marketing Strategy Before Launching Your Website How Twitter Can Save the World BlogGrader Article  I thought it would be all posts about social media and Twitter. It’s not. It’s actually a good balance of conversations about SEO, blogging and social media. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 52 You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketinglast_img read more

5 Common Content Marketing Challenges — And Simple Solutions

center_img (5) Your organization doesn’t support content marketing. Unless you live with your  (1) No Time to Create Content.  Webinar: Always Be Testing: 10 Tips For Increasing Your Lead Conversion Rate .  Your content marketing strategy needs to be a part of a larger  Marketers aren’t stupid. They understand this data, and they understand the power of content marketing. . Do you have good calls to action in your content? Are people clicking through to become leads or sales? Does your call to action lead to a landing page? Can you improve the conversion rate on that landing page? Content marketing will only have an impact on your business when it’s combined with a well-optimized  (3) You’re producing content, but nobody’s seeing it. (4) You’re not getting business results from content marketing. Get into the  You get it. You understand how to make content marketing and inbound marketing work — but you can’t get any support from your company. This one is tough. One approach is to begin inbound marketing on your own, then to use the success from that work to justify selling an expanded program. If your organization won’t give you the freedom to try a small experimental program, or they won’t embrace the program after seeing its success, you only have one option: Leave the organization. Solution: Don’t worry about it! Most successful content marketers have no professional writing or video-production skills. Here’s what they do have: Deep industry passion and knowledge. When people see that, they look past windy prose and scratchy video. So you’re getting a lot of traffic on your site, but it’s not helping you achieve your business goals. It’s not generating leads or sales. head in the sand What type of content marketing challenges are you running into? What types of solutions are you developing?  . Originally published Apr 13, 2010 10:30:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Topics: Consider some of the evidence we’ve reported on this blog over the past few months: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more