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Naked man driving wrong way on I-95 causes massive traffic delayNaked man driving wrong way on I-95 causes massive traffic delay

first_imgWPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — A naked man who drove at least 10 miles the wrong way on Interstate 95 Wednesday night has been captured by police.No one was harmed, but traffic was backed up for miles, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV.Police have not revealed the identity of the man, who was apprehended near Philadelphia International Airport after authorities deployed spike strips to flatten his tires.The naked suspect, whose journey apparently began in Delaware, was unharmed after his vehicle slowed and struck a state police car and finally came to a stop. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.Charges have not yet been filed against the man.The investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HS Hockey: Olmsted Falls Celebrates Goalie Angelo Hanson on Senior Day with 5-1 Win Over WestlakeHS Hockey: Olmsted Falls Celebrates Goalie Angelo Hanson on Senior Day with 5-1 Win Over Westlake

first_imgBROOKLYN, OHIO – The Olmsted Falls Bulldogs entered action Sunday paying respects on ‘Senior Day’ to their lone senior – goalie Angelo Hanson. The gift they gave him was a stifling defensive effort and more than enough offense as the Bulldogs improved to 7-1-0 in GCHSHL White North Conference play, and 11-9-0 overall with a 5-1 win over the Westlake Demons.“Being the only senior on the team it puts a lot of pressure on me,” Hanson said. “Our defense has been solid all season, I really didn’t have to do too much today to be honest.”He was right, as the Bulldogs spent nearly the whole game peppering Demons goalie Max Novak, putting 60 shots on goal, to just 13 for Westlake.The lone Westlake goal came with 1:30 to play on a slapshot from the right wing by senior defensemen Sam Mansour to break the shutout bid for Hanson and the Bulldogs.Other than that, it was a long day for the Demons, who fall to 0-7-0 in the conference, and 3-15-0 overall on the season.Olmsted Falls finally struck with just 1:29 to play in the first period, as after a flurry of shots all period, the Bulldogs finally found the net.The goal went to freshman forward Brady Fitz-Patrick, with the assists going to forward Dominic Conte and fellow forward Colin Wilson.The Bulldogs played a majority of the first period in the Demons end, and ended the first 15 minutes with a 23 to 4 shots on goal advantage.Olmsted Falls nicely fought off a two-minute charging minor to start the second period, and the Bulldogs struck again with their second goal with 6:09 to play in the second to take a 2-0 lead.The goal went to junior forward Mikey Kirth-Gruszczynski, as he deposited a great shot off the right wing past Novak for the two goal lead.The assists went to his brother Max Kirth-Gruszczynski as well as freshman defender Alex Kerkay. The Demons again had a tough time getting shots off, as they recorded just three in the second period for a two period total of seven, while the Bulldogs had 18 for a two period total of 41. Olmsted Falls continued to push the puck in the third, putting up three more goals to put the game away before the Demons scored their only tally with 1:30 to play.The first goal of the period was scored by Fitz-Patrick, his second of the game at the 8:43 mark, and then Conte put up the next two goals, one at the 6:44 mark and another at 3:33 to end the Bulldogs scoring.Westlake will be back on the ice Thursday at 8:50pm as they travel to Elyria to take on fellow White North leader Amherst. The Bulldogs will play Saturday at 6pm as they will take on the Eagles of Avon in at the rink in North Olmsted. Click the Pages Below to See More Pictures From the Game between Westlake and Olmsted Falls! Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Related TopicsAngelo HansonGCHSHLOlmsted FallsWestlake Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedelast_img read more

Lakers-Nets game goes on as NBA-China situation continues to bubbleLakers-Nets game goes on as NBA-China situation continues to bubble

first_img NBA charity events in China canceled; Lakers-Nets games next? Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong from last Friday raised the ire of China, and the fallout has been nonstop since. Here’s a rundown of the latest updates: Related News Gregg Popovich has an opinion on NBA-China controversy, Adam Silver Nets hold off Lakers as NBA finally gets its game on in China Government won’t allow media availability at game, report saysHours before tipoff, media members were notified by a league spokesperson that  NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s pregame press conference was canceled and that there would be no media availability with the teams following Thursday’s game.The spokesperson didn’t elaborate on the decision, but unidentified sources told ESPN that the call was made “at the behest of the Chinese government.”The league stance seemed to spread to Japan as a journalist was shut down after asking Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook if the situation will make them feel differently about speaking out on political and societal issues.Journalist gets quickly shut down when she asked James Harden, Russell Westbrook if they would refrain from speaking out on politics/social justice after China debacle… pic.twitter.com/VkXSWo0N0s— gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 10, 2019Teams plan for salary cap drop because of China situation, report saysThe impact of the ongoing issues between the NBA and China will likely spread well beyond this season, and owners are preparing for a potential loss in revenue.According to Yahoo, at least five team owners are building contingency plans that account for a 10-15% drop (between $11.6 million and $17.4 million)  in the salary cap next season.That is a serious deviation from cap projections provided by the league just last month, which predicted a $7 million bump in the cap for 2020-21.“I have to wonder if the league would be pressed to consider some measures to not drop the cap down so far from where we are today at $109 [million],” a team cap expert told Yahoo. “Otherwise, a bunch of us are over the tax. It’d be nice to know now, because that changes how we approach trades and everything else throughout the season.”Lawmakers urge NBA to suspend business in ChinaIf China wants to hurt business for the NBA, the U.S. Congress wants the NBA to hurt business for China.Eight members of Congress signed a letter addressed to Silver expressing “deep concern” over the league’s apologies to China that “sold out” Morey after his pro-Hong Kong tweet.The letter urges the league to not be intimidated by China and to suspend all business activities in the country, re-evaluate its training camp in Xinjiang and clarify to its employees that “public commentary on international human rights expression” is acceptable behavior and expression.”NBA players have a rich history of speaking out on sensitive topics of social justice and human rights inside the United States, and the NBA takes pride in defending their right to do so,” the letter reads. “Yet while it is easy to defend freedom of speech when it costs you nothing, equivocating when profits are at stake is a betrayal of fundamental American values.”President Trump slams Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich for ‘pandering to China’Speaking of political involvement in the issue, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich pandered to China in their recent comments about the ongoing controversy.“They talked badly about the United States. But when they talk about China, they don’t want to say anything bad,” Trump said. “I thought it was pretty sad, actually, to see them pandering to China. It will be very interesting.”President Trump criticizes Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich — both vocal critics of Trump — when asked about China putting pressure on the NBA: “They talk badly about the United States, but when it talks about China, they don’t want to say anything bad” https://t.co/rR2dKOelYD pic.twitter.com/am9hMQcGG3— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 9, 2019Popovich praised Silver for defending Morey’s freedom of expression in a recent statement, but Kerr said earlier this week that he wanted to learn more about the strained relationship between China and Hong Kong before commenting.“I watched this guy Steve Kerr. He was like a little boy who was so scared to be answering the question,” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “I watched Popovich do sort of the same thing. But he didn’t look quite as scared, actually.”Dennis Rodman offers diplomatic expertise to NBAIf Silver, Kerr, Popovich or even President Trump can’t right the ship, former NBA All-Star Dennis Rodman has volunteered his services to the cause. LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 36 points. Kyrie Irving took another blow to his already fractured face. Those stories hardly mattered Thursday in Shanghai.The developing controversy between the NBA and China didn’t prohibit the Lakers and Nets from playing Thursday’s preseason game at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena (which the Nets won, 114-11, for what it’s worth), but by no means is the league’s sticky situation dying down. Rodman posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday asking Silver to “book me a ticket to Shanghai with you.”“Commissioner Adam Silver, I know a thing about diplomacy,” Rodman said while holding pictures of himself with President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong [email protected] Commissioner Adam Silver, I know a thing or two about diplomacy between other countries. Book me a flight to Shanghai with you! #AmbassadorRodman #Peacemaker #BasketballDiplomacy pic.twitter.com/8Xo580I18p— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) October 9, 2019No disrespect to Rodman, but this seems like it would be a last resort for Silver and the NBA.last_img read more

Meet the woman behind the White House Easter Egg RollMeet the woman behind the White House Easter Egg Roll

first_imgWASHINGTON | Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd auditioned for the job of White House social secretary and may not have known it.The veteran event planner’s creativity and handicraft were prominently on display at President Donald Trump’s inaugural luncheon at the Capitol, the fifth one she has worked on. Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp, grilled Angus beef and chocolate souffle with cherry vanilla ice cream were on the menu. Sprays of roses in shades of pink, cream and melon spruced up Statuary Hall, the otherwise drab venue.Among the roughly 200 guests taking it all in was Melania Trump. FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump with his wife Melania Trump, second from left, Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R- Mo., right, and his wife Abigail Blunt, left, laugh during the inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd auditioned for the job of White House social secretary and may not have known it. The veteran event planner’s creativity and handicraft were prominently on display at President Donald Trump’s inaugural luncheon at the Capitol, the fifth one she has worked on. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Less than a month after the Jan. 20 luncheon, the first lady announced she had hired Niceta Lloyd to fill one of the most coveted behind-the-scenes roles at the White House: social secretary.The post makes Niceta Lloyd the creative curator behind near-daily events for the president and first lady. It meant deciding what to serve at the recent get-to-know-you dinner between a new president and his Chinese counterpart. (Pan-seared Dover sole and New York strip steak were served, and Trump praised the “beautiful” chocolate cake they ate while discussing the U.S. cruise missile strike on Syria.) And on Monday, it involves hosting no fewer than 21,000 children and adults for the annual Easter Egg Roll, a 139-year-old tradition and the Super Bowl of White House social events.For Niceta Lloyd, who goes by “Rickie,” the job has the added challenge of collaborating with a first lady who is not yet living at the White House full time.In announcing the appointment, Mrs. Trump highlighted that Niceta Lloyd has more than two decades of experience in diplomatic, political and social entertaining in Washington. The first lady, who was a model, said she looked forward to “sharing my ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality” with her new aide. She is mostly living at the family’s Trump Tower penthouse in midtown Manhattan with the couple’s 11-year-old son until school lets out.Niceta Lloyd was in her 20s when she was hired by Design Cuisine, an Arlington, Virginia-based special event caterer whose clients include the White House, State Department and several embassies. She also worked on the past five inaugurations of Republican and Democratic presidents.Now 46, the mother of two left the company after the White House made an offer she couldn’t refuse.Bill Homan, a founder of Design Cuisine, praised his former employee’s intelligence, creativity and organizational skill, as well as her sensitivity and discretion.“These are certainly very important in our business,” he said.Lea Berman, a social secretary during George W. Bush’s administration who for many years relied on Niceta Lloyd to plan her private parties, said she is a “joyful person to work with” despite the stress that’s built into event planning.“The best never lose their cool; Rickie is like that,” Berman said. “She’s unflappable. Just what you’d hope for in a White House social secretary.”Niceta Lloyd’s appointment to a job that paid her immediate predecessor $119,000 closes the loop on a chapter in White House history, and her family’s history, too.Her husband is Thomas Lloyd, a grandson of the late Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, an arts patron and political financier who was a confidante to Jacqueline Kennedy. Mellon helped Mrs. Kennedy redesign the White House Rose Garden.“Having that kind of background, it just made it like things had come full circle,” said Bryan Huffman, a North Carolina-based interior designer who knew Mellon and knows Niceta Lloyd.A former social secretary recommended her to Mrs. Trump. The first lady had also attended events Niceta Lloyd had organized, including the inaugural luncheon, and is said to have come away impressed.“Sometimes, seeing is believing and seeing what she pulled off that day … that might have definitely contributed to the decision,” said Anita McBride, who was first lady Laura Bush’s chief of staff.Mrs. Trump’s decision to hire Niceta Lloyd also shows that the first lady, a New Yorker who is slowly building her White House team, recognizes that she’s unfamiliar with Washington’s customs and needs experienced hands to help guide her. Lack of staff has already hampered some operations, such as the White House Visitors Office, which stayed closed for several weeks longer than usual following a change in presidents.Planning for the Easter Egg Roll also seemed to get off to a late start. The Trumps announced Monday’s date later than usual, and some regular participants went public with their anxiety over not hearing from the White House earlier in the year.But make no mistake: The tradition will continue, just downsized from last year when 35,000 people received tickets.Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleaplast_img read more