Prosecutors decline to file case against Danny Bonaduce

first_img“It did not appear that (Bonaduce) intentionally tried to cause injuries, but simply reacted” to Fairplay’s actions, Boxer wrote, adding that Bonaduce’s conduct “fell within the realm of self-defense.” Bonaduce, who was featured on the TV show “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s, currently works with Adam Carolla on a morning radio show. HOLLYWOOD – Danny Bonaduce will not be charged with felony battery for tossing “Survivor” contestant Jonny Fairplay onto a stage because Fairplay “initiated contact and acted offensively,” prosecutors announced today. Fairplay jumped on Bonaduce Monday at the Fox Reality Really Awards in Hollywood, and the former child star, radio deejay and recovering drug and alcohol addict lifted Fairplay over his head and dropped him, causing him to fall face-first onto the stage, knocking out a tooth. In a charge evaluation worksheet filed yesterday and publicly released today, Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Boxer wrote that there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Bonaduce. Fairplay wrapped his arms and legs around Bonaduce and “thrust his pelvis” into Bonaduce’s body, Boxer wrote. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bargain of the CENTURY! James Milner lauded by Liverpool legend after impressive debut

first_imgBruce Grobbelaar believes Brendan Rodgers pulled off a masterstroke by landing James Milner from Manchester City on a free transfer.The 29-year-old made his debut for Liverpool against Stoke on Sunday in his favoured position of central midfield and impressed as the Reds got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start.Speaking to Russell Hargreaves on Extra Time, Anfield great Grobbelaar said: “We have got the bargain of the century.“A free transfer from Manchester City? Goodness gracious, what a player we have got.“That is a good business, without any money spent. I just hope he doesn’t get injured!“He is only 29 so he has got another four, five years at the top with Liverpool.”last_img

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WATCH! Spurs flop storms to top of La Liga scoring charts

first_imgRoberto Soldado was ditched by Tottenham this summer for a cut-price fee just two years after costing the club £26million.The Spaniard admitted he lost all confidence at White Hart Lane, as he found the net just seven times in the Premier League in 52 appearances.But he has quickly rediscovered his goalscoring touch in Spain after joining Villarreal, the 30-year-old following up his debut strike against Real Betis by netting against Espanyol on Friday night to top the La Liga goalscoring charts.Soldado also claimed two assists in the 3-1 win to leave leaving watching Spurs fans bemoaning the fact he was unable to show his best form for them.last_img

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Crowd safety to be reviewed at Mac Cumhaill Park following county final incident

first_imgA review into crowd control and safety at Mac Cumhaill Park is set to be carried out after a number of unsavoury incidents during Sunday’s Donegal SFC final. A bumper crowd filed through the turnstiles for the eagerly anticipated clash between Kilcar and Glenswilly.However, when stewards decided to close the main stand at Mac Cumhaill Park 45 minutes before throw-in problems started to arise. A large number of patrons who didn’t have a seat in the main stand began to congregate at the back of the stand and were unwillingly to go to the uncovered section of the ground.This confrontation between stewards and spectators led to a number of angry exchanges, and now the Donegal County Board are expected to review the issue of crowd control at the ground.Edward Molloy, chief steward in MacCumhaill Park for last Sunday’s game, told the Donegal Democrat.“We were unfortunate with the weather. Sunday was a wet day and if it had been a dry day there would be no problem. “We also had one of the biggest crowds we’ve had at a county final in a good few years.”“The stewards were trying to keep the walkway clear and move supporters on.“In fairness most people obeyed the stewards.“But you are always going to get a small group that will not co-operate and it was these people that created the hassle.”Crowd safety to be reviewed at Mac Cumhaill Park following county final incident was last modified: October 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ControlCrowdGAAMac Cumhaill ParknewssafetySportlast_img read more

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WOMAN AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER COASTAL FALL

first_imgThe Coast Guard chopper in Moville today> Pic Kevin Callaghan for donegaldaily.comA WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after falling this afternoon.The incident happened on the foreshore near Moville.She was stretchered to Moville football pitch where she was taken by Coast Guard helicopter to hospital. The woman had fallen and may have suffered a broken leg. WOMAN AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER COASTAL FALL was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:movilleMoville FCrescuelast_img read more

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Rudeness starts with parents

first_img “No one’s taught to relax and take your time anymore, so it’s not a priority to be courteous, say ‘thank you,’ say ‘please,”‘ he said. “It comes from impatience – slow down, take a deep breath, get some perspective.” A change coming? Kaufman said he saw it among his 9-year-old son’s friends, though perhaps a change is coming, he said, noting that they’d just received an invitation to an old-fashioned cotillion. But then again, he admitted, they’d been too busy to accept. “Yes, people are ruder,” said John Vowels of Granada Hills, who retired as the city of Los Angeles’ chief lifeguard and still sees thousands of people a day at Pierce College, where he supervises pool activities – and observes some remarkable forms of rudeness. “There’s such a clouded line between right and wrong,” Vowels said. “There’s no longer respect for parents and institutions. If you’re a jerk at home, you’re going to be a jerk in public.” There was, for example, the woman who insisted on bringing her little dog into the pool area while she watched her child – engaged in a game of water polo between two Catholic high schools – despite prominent signs saying animals were prohibited. When asked to leave, she responded, “You’re being rude,” Vowels said. Michael Gross, research manager for the poll of 1,001 adults across the country Aug. 22-23, said respondents didn’t even need a definition of rudeness before answering. Parking battles For most, aggressive drivers have become an annoying staple of life, with fully 91 percent saying they had experienced such obnoxious drivers either frequently or occasionally. Cell phones have only made it more maddening. So often has Sam Garcia, 17, of Northridge, a student at Pierce College, been “flipped off” or had to do battle over a parking spot that he’s become a bit jaded. “I’ve gotten used to it,” he said. But students in a Pierce philosophy class Friday afternoon bemoaned the rise in boorish behavior. It starts with preteens who think nothing of busting through their cell-phone minutes, said Souhaina Ghayadi, a 40-year-old student from Iran now living in West Hills. “Yeah, someone will be on their cell phone in the grocery line and you don’t want to hear what they’re saying, but the people in aisle five can hear,” said Linette Pakroo, 20, of Northridge. Eighty-five percent of those polled said they frequently or occasionally encounter people using their cell phones in a loud or annoying manner in public. That annoyance tied in the poll with two other behaviors: children acting rudely in public and rude behavior on television and in the movies. Ranking fifth in rude behavior was people using rude or offensive language in public, something 82 percent of respondents reported regularly encountering. And 69 percent of those polled said salespeople often ignore customers or treat them rudely. Selfishness As the Pierce College students grappled Friday with their treatment of one another, their professor, Nicholas Habib of Chatsworth, suggested that rudeness is similar to selfishness. “Rudeness involves serving one’s self-interest without concern for the interest of others,” he suggested. “It’s not being willing to give a little. A parking space is not a world war.” And about 93 percent of those polled placed most of the blame for the growing loutishness squarely on parents not teaching their children good manners. The culture of rudeness has crept into even the most wholesome areas, such as Little League Baseball. In the past 10 years, Mid-Valley Youth Baseball has come up with an increasingly strict code of conduct that dictates no swearing, no jeering, no slamming of gloves or bats – and not just for the kids. “We’ll tell coaches, you’d better get your parents in line,” said Hank Barkley, the league’s vice president of baseball. “People are under a lot of stress, so it carries into their sports activities. It’s a problem, as far as being a good role model for their kids. No matter what you tell them, they’ll learn from what you do.” At least those parents are around to set some sort of an example. Ethel Josephson, a West Hills retiree, blamed the coarsening society on kids who get their values from watching television instead of their parents. MTV, in particular, earned her wrath for fostering bad manners. “A lot of that music is disgusting,” she said, detailing several indelicate synonyms for women she’d heard and found particularly unctuous. “Now these words are acceptable. It’s the parents. They’re not teaching them, so they get it all on TV. That’s where they learn to swear.” Edik Karapetyan blamed the economy. What with all the worries about money, gasoline prices near $3 a gallon and rents through the roof, the 25-year-old traffic school instructor said people are too stressed to worry about politeness. “They get rude, they get feisty,” the Glendale resident said. “I saw my parents’ generation: Everyone was nice, calm. Not this one. They don’t care anymore.” At Casey’s Tavern, a rare outpost of good manners in Canoga Park, patrons know better than to let four-letter words slip into their conversations. Lee Casey, the late proprietor of the bar, never wanted to be embarrassed in front of his mother or wife, so he posted a sign instructing drinkers to keep their conversations clean – and to say, ‘Thank you, sir’ when their beverages arrive. “Here, you behave or you go,” said John Pugh, a bartender in the darkened joint. “Mr. Casey taught these kids manners, that’s for sure. We’re old school here.” Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s like, ‘I have a right to say what I think. If that’s rude, too bad.’ But I get offended if someone else does,” said Dee Shepherd-Look, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge. “It’s very common for people not to see their own behavior as problematic now,” she said, attributing it, at least in part, to a culture of entitlement in which parents spoil their kids and don’t teach them accountability and manners. If manners are an increasingly endangered commodity, it’s also partly because self-interest, high-tech gadgetry and a fast-paced lifestyle increasingly are placed ahead of respect for the feelings of others, according to the poll and interviews conducted by the Daily News. And then there are the clogged freeways, fortress-like walls around homes, and the fact that hardly anyone knows his or her neighbors anymore. Sandy H. Kaufman, a marriage and family therapist in Studio City, said that, in our time-crazed society, people care only about rushing to keep up with their own lives, not reflecting on what might be best for the community. “You’re ruder … and maybe I am, too.” That’s what harried and stressed-out Americans are saying in a new national poll on changing social (or in this case anti-social) behavior. From horn-honking road ragers who turn daily commutes into gantlets to cell-phone abusers who transform tranquil coffee shops into noisy forums for their sex lives, nearly 70 percent of Americans say we are ruder than we were 20 years ago, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. But people see a far fairer picture when looking at themselves in the mirror: Just 8 percent cop to using our cell phones in an annoying manner in public and 13 percent admit making rude gestures at other drivers. last_img read more

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Marsh’s big finish completes strong year

first_imgCurtis Marsh saved his best for last. The Royal High senior rushed for a school-record 331 yards on 37 carries with three touchdowns Thursday in a 37-35 victory over crosstown rival and visiting Simi Valley in the team’s regular-season finale. “He dominated,” Royal coach Gene Uebelhardt said. “There were some great athletes out on the field and he went out and set the bar pretty high. It was the perfect way to go out and end a high school career.” The 6-foot, 180 pounder broke Dan Mosier’s mark of 317 set last year. And Marsh could have nded up with a more lofty total if his 70-yard run in the second quarter wasn’t called back because of a holding call. “We had no passing attack to take the pressure off him, that’s what makes what he did all the more impressive,” Uebelhardt said. “And it says a lot about me, too, making sure he was on the bus every week.” Marsh is equally gifted off the field, carrying a 3.5 GPA in the classroom while taking a number of honors classes. “He’s off the charts in math and physics,” Uebelhardt said. “That’s the type of kids we’re sending off to college. They’re not just great in football.” Marsh is being recruited by several Division I colleges, most notably Oregon, Washington and Utah. He’s expected to make a decision sometime in the near future. In the meantime, he’ll have the time to reflect. Time to take a look at the quality production he put in week in and week out. “This season has been great,” Marsh said. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com AT A GLANCE A look at Royal High running back Curtis Marsh’s numbers: OpponentCarriesYardsAvg.TDs Chaminade29842.90 Channel Islands1720311.92 Ventura16603.80 Westlake251877.51 Thousand Oaks201668.30 Agoura252018.01 Calabasas221285.82 Newbury Park241988.32 Moorpark17211.21 Simi Valley373208.63 Totals2321,5686.712 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “My job is to go out there and make plays,” Marsh said. The effort shouldn’t come as a big surprise considering Marsh has shouldered his fair share of the offensive burden this season for Royal (6-4, 4-3), which finished fourth in the Marmonte League. He rushed for more than 200 yards in a game three different times this year, and nearly a fourth – he totaled 198 against Newbury Park in Week 8. Furthermore, Marsh had at least two touchdowns in three of the team’s final four games and eight of his 12 scores have come in the final four outings. He finished the season with 232 carries for 1,568 yards, the second-best total in the area, trailing only Rio Mesa’s Malachi Lewis who has 1602. last_img read more

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Round-up: Bees lose, Pato, Swift, Remy, QPR questions answered, Gould through

first_imgBrentford’s play-off hopes suffered a setback as they were beaten 3-0 at Brighton.The defeat at the Amex Stadium was their fourth loss in six league matches and boss Dean Smith bemoaned the two “silly goals” they conceded in the first half.On a brighter note for the Bees, fans favourite Sam Saunders has signed a new contract at Griffin Park.And Smith has backed Emmanuel Onariase to compete for a first-team spot following the young defender’s recent move from West Ham.Fulham’s Under-21s were also in action on Friday evening – George Williams scored in a 1-1 draw against West Brom at Motspur Park.Williams scored for Fulham’s Under-21 sideChelsea are preparing to face Manchester United in Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge.Pedro faces a fitness test before the game, while Loic Remy is expected to be available for the following weekend’s match against Newcastle.Defender Phil Jones could be in contention to play this weekend, but five other United players have been ruled out.Ahead of the match, stats published by Opta and highlighted by fantasy football game www.oulala.com have underlined the extent to which Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is being outperformed this season by his former team-mate, United’s Juan Mata.Blues boss Guus Hiddink has explained that recent signing Alexandre Pato is following a fitness plan and will not be available for the time being.Hiddink spoke at a news conference on FridayHiddink also described reports that Chinese club Jiangsu Suning made a big-money bid for Chelsea star Oscar as “speculation”.For a full rundown of what Hiddink had to say at his pre-match news conference on Friday, click here.Chelsea were reported to have been offered as much as £75m for Oscar. Many Blues fans on Twitter have reacted with disbelief, with many making it clear they would happily have accepted the money.Meanwhile, Chelsea youngster John Swift, who is currently on loan at Brentford and whose contract expires at the end of the season, has admitted that his future is uncertain.Swift has impressed while on loan at BrentfordWealdstone have signed Femi Orenuga, a 22-year-old midfielder who previously had a three-year spell at Everton.In snooker, Pinner’s Martin Gould ended a run of five straight defeats against Judd Trump in spectacular fashion, securing a final-frame victory to move in to the semi-finals of the German Masters.And in handball, Ruislip Eagles were beaten 28-26 by Cambridge.See also: QPR’s transfer window: five important questions answeredFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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A’s incredible streak comes to an end in loss to Mariners

first_imgSEATTLE — The little hope the A’s had of catching the Yankees for home field in the wild-card game has pretty much died out.For the first time this season, the A’s lost a game when leading after seven innings as the Mariners walked off in extras for a 10-8 victory after Emilio Pagan surrendered a two-run homer to Chris Hermann in the 11th to end it. The loss also knocked the A’s out of contention in the AL West. The Astros are the repeat division winners.The A’s were an amazing 68-0 when …last_img

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A Chat With Henry Gifford

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Most builders and designers involved with green building have heard of Henry Gifford. Energy efficiency experts admire his deep knowledge of heating systems and his straight talk about the unacceptably high number of HVAC problems in run-of-the-mill new buildings in the U.S. At the headquarters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), on the other hand, he is something of a pariah — due in part to his 2010 lawsuit that accused the USGBC of making “deceptive marketing claims.”Gifford lost his suit. Yet even those who doubt the usefulness of Gifford’s litigious tactics usually admit that he has a point: many LEED-certified buildings use so much energy that they don’t even meet Energy Star standards. Due in part to Gifford’s needling, the USGBC has implemented changes in the LEED program that attempt to address some of Gifford’s concerns.Gifford knows more about boilers and heating system design than almost any mechanical engineer in the country. I recently reached him by telephone for a one-hour interview.Q. What recommendations do you have for the design of heating or ventilating systems for single-family homes?Henry Gifford: A nice successful person, who society rewards with a three-bedroom house in the suburbs, usually gets a master suite with its own bathroom. Usually, the house has a duct system that blows 400 cfm of heating and cooling air into the bedroom all day. The air comes out the bedroom door, down the hallway past the thermostat, back into the central return near the kitchen, through the air handler and back around again.At night, guess what happens? Somebody closes the bedroom door. Now the air pressure in the bedroom goes up, so now only 300 cfm gets delivered to the bedroom. Maybe 100 cfm goes through the bathroom exhaust duct through… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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