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Hampton Inn employee fired for calling cops on Black guests at hotel pool

first_imgMissy Williams-Wright/FacebookBy IVAN PEREIRA and SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(WILLIAMSTON, N.C.) — A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after she called the police on a Black family staying at the hotel and using the pool.A representative from Hilton, which owns Hampton Inn, said the unidentified white employee at its Williamston, North Carolina, location was no longer working there after a guest, Anita Williams-Wright, livestreamed the incident on Friday. Williams-Wright was in the hotel’s pool with her children when the employee and two officers approached her under suspicion that they weren’t guests.“I have a key to get in and I can show you that it works,” Williams-Wright says to the officers in the nearly 10-minute video posted to her Facebook page. “I have a room here.”Williams-Wright didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.According to the police report, the two officers arrived at the hotel’s front desk and spoke to an employee who said she was doing rounds and “found two children playing in the pool by themselves.” She spoke to the children, who said their mother, Williams-Wright, was watching them from a nearby car.The employee is seen in the video explaining to Williams-Wright that she wanted to make sure that everyone in the pool was a guest, however, the mother claimed that there were white guests who were in the pool at the same time and they weren’t asked to validate their stay.“She said to me, ‘Oh, because it’s always people like you using the pool unauthorized.’ Who [are] people like me?” Williams-Wright said in the video.The responding lieutenant asked the employee what she wanted to do, wherein she is quoted as reading from her phone that “her manager wanted the people arrested,” according to the police report. This line cannot be heard in the video.Williams-Wright refused to provide officers with identification other than her room key, saying she committed no crime, but the officers are seen in the video checking her car’s license plate. The video ends with her and her family leaving the pool and returning to her room.Police went to the front desk after obtaining Williams-Wright’s name from her car license plate and found out she had two rooms reserved at the hotel, according to the police report.“The Williamston Police Department takes the complaint process very seriously and has initiated an internal investigation surrounding our response to this call for service,” the department said in a statement. “Our office will conduct a thorough and complete internal investigation. We appreciate the public’s concern and efforts to make us aware of this incident.”The department also said in releasing the police report Tuesday that the case’s status was categorized as “unfounded.”Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the global head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement the company’s administrators were alerted to the video and incident over the weekend and when they contacted the Williamston managers on Sunday, they learned the employee in the video was no longer working there.She added that Hilton reached out to Williams-Wright, apologized to her and her family and are working “to make this right.”“We remain in contact with the hotel’s ownership about follow up actions, and to ensure that in the future, their employees reflect the best values of our brand and are welcoming of all,” Gandhi Buckley said in a statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ashley Cole Retires from Football

first_imgHowever, his contract with the Rams ran out at the end of last season.“After hard thinking it was time to hang up my boots and look forward to my next chapter,” Cole told Sky Sports.Cole was part of the Arsenal “Invincibles” side that won the Premier League without losing a game in 2003/04.He left the Gunners for a move to West London in an acrimonious circumstances after Arsenal failed to match his wage demands in 2006.Cole went onto win another Premier League title, the Champions League and the Europa League in an eight-year spell at Chelsea.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole announced his retirement at 38 on Sunday and plans to forge a career on coaching.Cole won 13 major trophies, including three Premier League titles, and, with 107 caps, is one of just nine men to have made more than 100 appearances for England.After leaving Chelsea in 2014, he had short spells with Roma, LA Galaxy and most recently Derby County, under the management of former teammate Frank Lampard last season.last_img read more

Customer threatens worker with gun after being asked to wear a mask

first_imgA store clerk at an undisclosed location is reporting that when he asked a customer to follow the governor’s and the store’s mandate regarding mask the customer threatened him with a gun.The incident was reported at a pet store in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday.Cody Westfall says a day after the governor mandated that mask must be worn in public places, a customer walked into the store without a mask. That’s when Westfall asked if he had a mask.“I asked ‘do you happen to have a mask on you? He said,’ no’ kind of dismissively,” Westfall said.Moments later the customer turned back to Westfall and asked  “are you going to make me wear a mask?”Westfall replied that ” not only is it a personal preference for our store but as of yesterday, it is now government mandated.”At that point, Westfall said the man gestured to the gun on his hip and asked “are you sure you’re going to make me wear a mask?”Westfall says the man did the gesture a second time and that’s when Westfall knew the man was threatening him.The man then left the store and Westfall called the police.The Albuquerque Police Department was able to identify the man who lives in Rio Rancho. An off-duty officer from the area was sent to the home where they made contact with the man but no report was filed.While there have been no charges filed as of yet, Westfall says he would like charges to be filed because not only did he feel personally threatened but he feels that people who take their refusal to wear a mask that far are a threat to everyone.Albuquerue police say they have forwarded their report to a specialized unit for further review.last_img read more

Silver the medal of choice for Nelson Atom Leafs

first_imgIf the planet ever runs low on its supply of silver, world leaders can always contact the Nelson Atom Leafs to see if they can spare a few their precious medals.The Leafs won its third silver medal of the season Sunday in Beaver Valley at the Greater Trail Atom Minor Hockey Tournament.Nelson, finishing second in Kimberley and Castlegar, lost 5-1 to the Trail Toads as the Silver City netminder stole the show.last_img

The many rewards of being a Home Instead CAREGiver in Donegal

first_imgHome Instead Senior Care is currently recruiting 60 new and experienced CAREGivers to work all over County Donegal.Caregiving is a career which offers vast personal rewards and provides a vital service to the community. Could you be the right person for the role? Home Instead prides itself on its excellent level of service. They expect staff to provide an outstanding quality of care to clients, so they take great care of their CAREGivers too! CAREGivers are well-trained to look after seniors in their homes and their support brightens the days of the clients they see.Martin MurphyMartin Murphy, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Donegal said there are many benefits of joining the professional team. Mr Murphy told Donegal Daily: “CAREGivers find their work to be extremely rewarding. We have people from all walks of life in the team, from those who worked as civil servants, teachers, nurses and homemakers who are looking to make a little extra income. Caregiving is rewarding because it’s about giving back to the local community. “Along with non-medical and light cleaning services, the CAREGiver offers companionship which really benefits a person’s mental health. With a friendly visit, they help a client get a good start to the day.”Mr Murphy said a careful process is used to match CAREGivers to a client’s needs and personality.He said: “We try to match CAREGivers to clients intellectually. Say if a client was interested in music we’d match them to a CAREGiver with a similar interest so they can build a friendship.”The role is as life changing for the CAREGiver as it is for the client, Mr Murphy said. By providing personal care and companionship with a support team behind them, the CAREGiver gains a strong feeling of being rewarded in their work.Mr Murphy added: “A number of CAREGiver have been here for over 10 years. We support a CAREGiver throughout their role and they are provided with extra training if they want to upskill to care for clients with higher levels of needs.” If you are a caring and compassionate person and you’re looking for a job that you can truly put your heart into, this could be the fulfilling career you’ve been looking for.Home Instead CAREGivers provide a range of non-medical services that help seniors to remain in their homes, among their friends and in their communities. And they provide families who have elderly relatives with the peace of mind that their loved ones are being cared for by experts in home care.Home Instead Donegal is now actively recruiting 60 CAREGivers across the County Donegal, who’ll join their winning team of 4,000 CAREGivers across the country. A number of recruitment days are planned in Donegal this year, with more details available from [email protected]einstead.ie  If you’d like to experience the Home Instead Way, just call 0749113050, or apply directly online at HomeInstead.ie/Become-a-CAREGiver today.The many rewards of being a Home Instead CAREGiver in Donegal was last modified: March 7th, 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:caregiving.donegal jobshome instead senior carelast_img read more

Tackling Africa’s gender gap

first_img5 June 2008Top female and male leaders from across the continent launched an Africa Gender Parity Group at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday.The group of business, government, media, academic and civil society decision-makers are collaborating on ways for companies and countries to eradicate gender inequality and better engage women in the economy.“Women account for a sizeable portion of Africa’s economies and could contribute considerably more if there were greater gender equality,” Saadia Zahidi, head of the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity and Women Leaders Programme, said in a statement on Wednesday.“The Africa Gender Parity Group believes both women and men need to work together to close the gender gap, and thus better leverage women’s talents to increase productivity and prosperity in all of society.”Africa lags behind most parts of the world in closing its gender gap on education and health, but is well ahead of many emerging regions on closing the gap in political empowerment.In the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, which ranks 128 countries according to the size of their gender gaps, the performance of sub-Saharan African countries varies greatly.South Africa, ranked 20, is a leader in the region, boosted by its scores on the political empowerment of women. However, the region also contains some of the lowest-ranking countries in the world, including Zimbabwe (88) and Nigeria (107), hampered by particularly poor performances in the areas of education and health.The Africa Gender Parity Group, at its first meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday, called for: Greater government commitment and funding for primary, secondary and tertiary education, focusing in particular on increasing the retention rates for girls.  Better legislation to fight discrimination against women, including in the area of property rights, and effective implementation of this legislation.  A comprehensive overview of the policies and programmes that have been effective in narrowing gender gaps in the region’s best performing countries, and a transfer of these best practices to low performing countries. Members of the group include:Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Deputy President of South AfricaLinah K Mohohlo, governor of the Bank of BotswanaJay Naidoo, chairman of the board, Development Bank of Southern AfricaElisabeth Tankeu, trade and industry commissioner for the African UnionReuel Khoza, chairman of Nedbank, South AfricaAmadou Mahtar Ba, president of AllAfrica Global Media, USAMandisi Mpahlwa, South African Minister of Trade and IndustryWilliam Mzimba, CEO of Accenture, South AfricaNku Nyembezi-Heita, CEO of ArcelorMittal South AfricaNdi Okereke-Onyiuke, CEO of the Nigerian Stock ExchangeGisele Yitamben, president, Association pour le Soutien et l’Appui a la Femme Entrepreneur, CameroonNyasha P Zhou, CEO of PG Industries (Zimbabwe)SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Urgent call: Make it Pacquiao vs Matthysse

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Meanwhile, Bob Arum has declared Pacquiao vs Matthysse an impossibility.“I see Manny has talked about fighting Matthysse,” Arum told Boxingscene. “But that’s not gonna happen.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting For the record, Pacquiao has not bothered to comment directly on Arum’s choice of Alvarado.Yesterday, veteran sportswriter Nick Giongco reported Pacquiao has bared his choice of a next opponent.“I want Matthysse,” Giongo said Pacquiao told him during a break in the Senate Tuesday afternoon.Giongco said Pacquiao believes his own aggressive style and Matthysse’s penchant for toe-to-toe combat would make for a very compelling bout.Matthysse took the WBA 147-lb belt with a stoppage of Thailand’s Tewa Kiram last month. His record is 39 wins, 4 losses, one draw with 36 KOs.“Matthysse is the fight that I like, a fight fans would also like to see,” Giongco quoted Pacquiao as declaring.Trainer Freddie Roach has himself said he would love Pacquiao to face Matthyse next.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Teng feeling like a rookie again in reunion with Jarencio at GlobalPort Veteran promoter Bob Arum made a promise to provide something unique (and nice) for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight. After a long wait, it turned out the unusual opponent Arum meant was former world title-holder Mike Alvarado.Top Rank Inc. has announced that the Pacquiao-Alvarado bout would be featured side-by-side with the WBO welterweight title defense in April of Australian Jeff Horn against the unbeaten Terence Crawford of Omaha.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alvarado is a banged-up warrior who got seriously crushed in a losing title defense against Ruslan Provodnikov in October 2013. He was stopped in 10 rounds.As noted by Philboxing.com founder and chief editor Dong Secuya, Alvarado next lost by decision to Juan Manuel Marquez in May 2014, before being stopped by Brandon Rios in three rounds in January 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was in the last Rios loss that he seemed out of it,” Dong Secuya said.It’s a bit puzzling, but if there’s anything unique Arum has found, it could be Alvarado’s four-straight wins (against unranked foes) since his return to the ring. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea to report Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi situation

first_img​Chelsea to report Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi situationby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are not happy with Bayern Munich.And the club are set to report the German giants to FIFA over the possible transfer of Callum Hudson-Odoi.They will look to see if there is a chance that Bayern have been tapping up the English youngster.And Goal.com suggests if they find evidence, they will take it to FIFA.Hudson-Odoi has been the subject of several offers from Bayern this winter, but Chelsea want to keep their star.Even Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said to reporters they were interested in Hudson-Odoi.”He’s a very interesting player that we really want to sign,” Salihamidzic said. “He has qualities that suit our game. He’s a strong dribbler, fast, and carries a goal threat.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

OVL partners to acquire 49 stake in Russias Vankor cluster oilfields

first_imgNew Delhi: A preliminary pact for a consortium of Indian companies led by ONGC Videsh (OVL) for acquiring about 49 per cent stake in Russia’s Vankor cluster oilfields may be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was in Moscow last week in preparation for the Prime Minister’s visit. Modi will be the chief guest at this year’s Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok between September 4 and 6 and would also meet the Russian President for their annual summit. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalA host of agreements is expected to be signed during the visit and one of them could be on cooperation in oil and gas, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. This cooperation agreement may include Indian state-owned firms picking up 49 per cent stake in Vankor cluster oilfields, they said. Indian firms have been in dialogue with Russia since 2017 for a possible stake in the oilfields that will consolidate their presence in the energy-rich Arctic region. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostMid-way through the negotiations, Rosneft had offered to club five more fields in the same region to the three that were already on the table, the sources said. OVL, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), may hold 26 per cent stake in Suzunskoye, Tagulskoye and Lodochnoye fields — collectively known as Vankor cluster, while Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Oil India Ltd and Bharat PetroResources Ltd (a unit of Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd or BPCL) would split the rest 23 per cent, they said. Rosneft, Russia’s national oil company that owns the fields, wants to retain a majority stake and is keen to sell only up to 49.9 per cent stake. Energy-hungry India is keen on sourcing one million barrels per day of oil and oil-equivalent gas from Russia and had identified Sakhalin-3 in the Far East, Vankor in East Siberia, and Terbs and Titov oilfields in Timan Pechora region as fields for potential collaboration. But for Vankor, it has so far not been successful in its attempts. OVL already has 20 per cent stake in Sakhalin-1 oil and gas field in Far East Russia, and in 2009 acquired Imperial Energy, which has fields in Siberia, for $2.1 billion. Russia is wooing Indian investments in its Far East region ahead of Modi’s Vladivostok visit to balance China’s expanding presence in the resource-rich region. OVL’s stake in Vankor cluster will be in proportion to 26 per cent stake in had bought in the main Vankor oilfield. OIL-IOC-BPRL have 23.9 per cent in the main Vankor field. Vankorneft, a subsidiary of Rosneft, is developing the Vankor oil and gas condensate field, situated in the northern part of Eastern Siberia. In 2013, Vankorneft was chosen as an operator on development of new fields of Vankor cluster — Suzunskoye, Tagulskoye and Lodochnoye fields, located close to the Vankor field. The reserves of Suzunskoye field exceed 56 million tonnes of oil and condensate, and 35 billion cubic metres of gas. In 2016, OVL first acquired 15 per cent stake in Russia’s second-biggest oilfield of Vankor for $1.268 billion and then bought another 11 per cent for $930 million. The 26 per cent stake would give OVL 7.31 million tonnes of oil. The consortium of OIL-IOC-BPRL acquired 23.9 per cent stake in the field at a cost of $2.02 billion, giving them 6.56 million tonnes of oil. Rosneft continues to hold the remaining 50.1 per cent shares of JSC Vankorneft. The field has recoverable reserves of 2.5 billion barrels. Besides, the OIL-IOC-BPRL consortium has taken another 29.9 per cent stake in a separate Taas-Yuryakh oilfield in East Siberia for $1.12 billion. The investments had taken the total outlay in Russia in that year to $5.46 billion. These investments will give India 15.18 million tonnes of oil equivalent. The investment made compares to $28.48 billion investment by Indian oil and gas companies overseas in the past 50 years, giving it about 10 million tonnes of oil equivalent. While Vankor produces about 442,000 barrels of oil per day (4 per cent of Russian crude oil production), Taas currently produces about 21,000 barrels per day of oil, and a peak of 1,00,000 bpd is expected by 2021.last_img read more