Redskins didn’t reach out to QB Colin Kaepernick, report says

first_imgThe former 49ers quarterback hasn’t been signed to a team since he became a free agent in 2017. He currently has a collusion case against the league that alleges NFL teams purposefully worked against him being signed. When asked if the controversy with Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem had anything to do with the team not wanting to sign Kaepernick, Gruden said it was all business. Related News The Redskins signed journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson to backup Mark Sanchez, leaving many to wonder why the team wouldn’t sign Colin Kaepernick.Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team “talked about and discussed” signing Kaepernick, but decided to “go in a different direction.” But ESPN, citing an unidentified league source, reported the Redskins never reached out to Kaepernick. In fact, the report stated that no NFL team has reached out about signing Kaepernick. Redskins QB Alex Smith not expected to be ready to start 2019 season, report says “Just football, strictly football,” Gruden said last week. “When you’re talking about a backup quarterback this late in the game you want someone with a similar skill set to the quarterback you have. Not that Colin can’t do some of the things we’ve talked about, but we want someone with a little more familiarity.”The Redskins lost quarterbacks Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to broken legs over the past few weeks. The team scrambled to sign Mark Sanchez, who currently is the team’s starter, and Josh Johnson.last_img read more

Delta Plane Bound for Fort Lauderdale Suddenly Plunges 30-thousand Feet

first_imgPassengers described panic when the plane’s altitude began plunging and the oxygen masks came down. No one was hurt. A spokesperson for Delta says the plane experienced a problem with its cabin pressure, forcing the pilots to drop quickly to a safer altitude.It is not clear what caused the cabin to lose pressure.This harrowing story comes on the heels of a judge is denying an American Airlines mechanic with possible ISIS ties bond for allegedly trying to sabotage a commercial airliner out of Miami. Ahmed Alani is being charged with “willfully damaging, destroying, disabling, or wrecking an aircraft.” He was arrested back in July for trying to damage an aircraft’s data system that reports the speed and pitch of the plane. Prosecutors say Alani had downloaded ISIS videos on his phone and had traveled to Iraq earlier this year.And this Delta airplane made an emergency landing earlier this morning according to this passenger.Bila ko tengah flying tetiba tengok enjin kapal terbang cam ni..pucat tak pucat? This happened on Delta’s flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Raleigh. pic.twitter.com/mKJjmop4iP— Malay Guy (@MatMalay) September 19, 2019 Passengers on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale are glad to be safely back on the ground after their plane plummeted about 30-thousand feet in less than seven minutes and was diverted to Tampa for an emergency landing. last_img read more

Answers sought on golf and the environment

first_img England Golf is working with the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and other organisations to produce a Golf Sustainability Project, and is appealing for help with a questionnaire to take the scheme forward. Golf courses in the UK cover an area equivalent to the Lake District National Park. Unmanaged areas, which provide habitat for wildlife, wildflowers and other flora and fauna, are estimated to cover more than 1,000 square kilometres, or the equivalent of the New Forest and Pembrokeshire Coastal Parks combined. Golf courses offer improved air quality, carbon dioxide absorption, air temperature reduction, rainwater run-off attenuation and a host of other valuable natural processes. The idea of a Golf Sustainability Project has been developed following extensive discussions between Tony Hanson from Environmental Solutions International, Dr David Slawson and Dr Poppy Lakeman Fraser from Imperial College London and Howard Craft from Burhill Golf and Leisure. With support from England Golf, BIGGA, and the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE), ESi has designed a short questionnaire for those in the golf industry to gather baseline information on the natural environment and resource consumption. With sufficient information it may be possible to make a case for funding and resources from a range of charities and other organisations. To complete the questionnaire, download it here and return it to Tony Hanson via email: thanson@esinternational.co.uk 3 Feb 2017 Answers sought on golf and the environment last_img read more