Jazz fan banned over taunting incident sues team

first_imgDecember 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz fan banned over taunting incident sues team Tags: Russell Westbrook/Shane Keisel/Utah Jazz Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailA Utah Jazz fan is suing for $100 million after being banned for life from the team’s Salt Lake City arena over what were called racial taunts directed at point guard Russell Westbrook.The lawsuit says Shane Keisel denies making racial remarks while heckling Westbrook during a game in March.He says the high-profile incident has cost him his job and exposed him to violent online threats. The Jazz stand by their decision to ban him.Team officials say they investigated what happened and will fight the lawsuit.last_img

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Sheriff’s Office Warning Residents About Pistol Permit Scam

first_imgStock Image.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam involving the county’s pistol permit process. The Sheriff’s Office Pistol Permit Office received serveral complaints Wednesday that text messages are being sent to residents indicating that today is the last day that concealed carry permits (pistol permits) may be requested.Officials say this is not the case and there are no plans to disrupt this service to Chautauqua County residents.Anyone receiving a text message similar to this should disregard the text. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

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President seeks more food safety funding for FDA

first_img FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach told reporters that the extra funding would allow the agency to hire 490 more people than it had originally planned, which represents a 15% increase that will allow the agency to “rebuild the workforce and intellectual capital.” Apr 1 CIDRAP News story “FDA seeks comments on food safety plan” “Combined with crucial legislative proposals, this increase will allow the FDA to continue to transform its regulatory strategies to meet the challenges of the evolving global marketplace,” Leavitt said in a press release yesterday from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “These are opportunities for us to take our science to the level that is needed to address the kind of outbreaks that we see today, even with regards to the Salmonella outbreak in tomatoes,” he said. Since the release of the plan, the FDA has held several stakeholder meetings to solicit feedback on the plan, and on Apr 1 announced that it was seeking public comment on the plan through Jul 30. Jun 9 HHS press release He said the extra funding would, for example, help establish import safety offices in China, India, and Central America, permit more risk-based inspections, improve trace-back investigations, and expand lab capacity. Jun 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – US Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced yesterday that the Bush administration has boosted its fiscal year 2009 budget request by $275 million to increase funds for new food and medical product safety initiatives at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In an evening conference call with the media, Leavitt said the proposal would raise the total proposed increase in the FDA’s’ 2009 budget request to $404.7 million, a 17.8% increase from 2008. He said the extra funding would be offset by reductions in other federal discretionary funding. In November, in the wake of several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks and problems with imported products, HHS proposed a wide-ranging food safety plan containing 14 broad recommendations and 50 action steps to address the concerns. Some would require new authorities from Congress, such as the power to mandate food recalls when companies don’t initiate them voluntarily. “These changes require new resources,” Leavitt told reporters. “For the health of the American people, we need Congress to act on these commonsense proposals.” Apr 30 CIDRAP News story “Health group urges overhaul of US food safety program” He said it’s still not clear what specific amount would go toward implementing each specific part of the FDA’s proposed food protection plan. Congress will be able to react more appropriately when it sees links between the plan and the needed funding, Levi said. See also: Jeff Levi, executive director of TFAH, praised the budget amendment to increase funds for the FDA. “It’s always great when this administration asks for more money for public health,” he told CIDRAP News. Of the extra $275 million requested, about $125 million is for the FDA’s food protection plan, $100 million is for improving drug, device, and biologics safety, and $50 million would go toward modernizing the FDA’s scientific capabilities and workforce, according to the HHS press release. In late April, Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group based in Washington, DC, issued a report that detailed a long list of problems at the FDA, including severe underfunding. The report recommended that Congress double FDA funding over the next 5 years.last_img read more

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Heynckes says Bayern played best match for years

first_img0Shares0000Jupp Heynckes’ final European match in charge saw Bayern Munich fall just short © AFP / Christof STACHEMADRID, Spain, May 2 – Coach Jupp Heynckes said Bayern Munich played their best match for years but were undone by a mistake from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to allow Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final.“We are very disappointed,” Heynckes said. “My team played an outstanding game. I haven’t seen Bayern play as well as that for years. “At this high level you can’t make the sort of mistakes we made after half-time.”The unfortunate Ulreich gifted Karim Benzema his second goal of the match one minute after the break at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, completely misjudging a back-pass from Corentin Tolisso to allow the French striker to slot the ball into an empty net.James Rodriguez equalised for Bayern in the 63rd minute, setting up a desperate last half-hour in which the Germans pinned Real back but despite a handful of chances failed to score the goal that would have given them an away-goals victory on aggregate.Real won 4-3 over the two legs and will play either Roma or Liverpool in the final in Kiev on May 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mother speaks out after two charged in grisly death

first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of two teenage girls charged with manslaughter in the death of a First Nation woman has appeared in court.RCMP charged two teenagers yesterday in connection with the death of Roberta McIvor this week.Her body was discovered decapitated on the side of the road on the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba.A police investigation revealed that McIvor’s car had been stolen from a yard on the reserve.McIvor had been sleeping in the vehicle at the time.The two girls removed her from the car and drove away.McIvor was fatally injured as the car left the scene.Her mother Cindy Rubio says the pain of losing her daughter is still very real.last_img

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