The 19 year old signed a new deal on Tuesday with Aston Villa.He is set to make his Irish senior debut in a friendly against the USA in November.The full back had also been tempted by England despite playing all his underage international football for Ireland.
The 66-year-old was worth almost $600-million when he died, which is 18 million more than he claimed in court papers while trying to get released on bail on federal sex trafficking charges. Most of the money is tied up in property, but Epstein reportedly had $56 million in cash.Meanwhile Manhattan federal prosecutors have asked a judge to toss Epstein’s criminal case in light of his death.Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges involving young girls when he was found hanged in his cell on August 10th.Court documents show Epstein’s only heir is his brother Mark and he has named two of his attorneys as executors to his will. Two days before Jeffrey Epstein’s body was found hanging inside his Manhattan prison cell, he reportedly signed his will. The New York Post reports the document was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands where the former hedge fund manager owned two islands.
The grieving grandfather whose granddaughter fell to her death from a cruise ship window recalled the moment he saw the toddler slip from his grasp.“I saw her fall,” Salvatore “Sam” Anello, 51, told CBS News. “I saw her fall, and I was just in disbelief; it was like, ‘oh my God!”Anello was holding 18-month-old Chloe Weigand up against what he said he thought was a bank of a closed window on The Freedom of the Seas cruise ship while it was docked in Puerto Rico in July.He is now facing negligent homicide charges in Puerto Rico.Anello’s family expressed through their attorney that they did not want the state to charge Anello calling Chloe’s death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”Prosecutor Laura Hernandez told ABC News that prosecutors are confident in the case and would not have pursued a negligent homicide charge if the evidence did not support it.Related content:Grandpa charged for dropping toddler from cruise ship appears in court
President Trump is expected to return home to South Florida Tuesday to host a Keep America Great rally in celebration of his officially becoming a Florida resident.The president opted to give up his New York residency and officially become a Florida resident earlier this month.Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President Inc, Michael Glassner recently said of the change:“President Trump recently became an official resident of the great state of Florida and looks forward to a ‘Welcome Home!’ rally with his fellow Floridians.” “Florida is thriving under President Trump and this homecoming rally will be one of our best yet,” Glassner continued.The will be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise where doors are set to open at 3 p.m. and the rally will be held at 7 p.m.Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol are warning drivers who are not attending the event to avoid the BB&T Center and the area surrounding the Sawgrass Mills Mall unless they do not mind significant traffic delays.The Sawgrass Expressway near the arena will also be closed to commercial trucks during the afternoon rush hour and other drivers should expect significant delays as traffic will be merged into one lane.In addition to the rally, the President and his family are expected to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday at Mar-a-Lago.Checkpoints and road closures in and around Mar-a-Lago are expected will begin Tuesday, no later than 5 a.m. and remain up through Sunday, December 1st. Motorist are encouraged to seek alternative routes.
by Joe KayAP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI (AP) – The preliminaries are done. On to Pittsburgh and the playoffs.Jordy Mercer had a triple and an inside-the-park homer, and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 4-2 victory Sunday that was mostly an afterthought for teams looking ahead to a rematch in Pittsburgh.They’ll open the postseason on Tuesday night at PNC Park, the Pirates’ first playoff game in 21 years. They’ve met five times in the playoffs: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979 and 1990, when the Reds won their last World Series title.Right-hander Johnny Cueto (5-2), who is 8-2 career at PNC Park, will face left-hander Francisco Liriano (16-8), who is 0-3 in four starts against Cincinnati this season.First, they had to finish the regular season with a game that meant little.The Pirates played mostly backups. Pedro Alvarez was in the lineup, giving him a chance to try to win the NL home run crown outright. He and Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt opened the day tied with 36. Alvarez walked, was hit by a pitch and popped out. The last Pirate to lead the league in homers was Willie Stargell in 1973 with 44.Reds manager Dusty Baker started his regulars but began substituting after the third inning. Corky Miller had a two-run double.The Reds dropped their last five games, matching their season high.Mercer got the Pirates’ second inside-the-park homer of the season when right fielder Jay Bruce dived and missed his sinking liner in the second inning. Mercer also had a triple off Greg Reynolds (1-3) and scored twice.Garrett Jones homered for the Pirates, who hit nine in all during the series. Brandon Cumpton (2-1) gave up a pair of hits in five shutout innings. Kyle Farnsworth got his second save.On Tuesday, the Ohio River cities will add to a rivalry that has long been second-best for both cities. Cincinnati has its in-state grudge match with Cleveland. Pittsburgh also has a long-standing rivalry with Cleveland, a pair of steel cities that share a love for polkas and pierogies.Lately, the river rivalry has moved to the forefront.The Bengals beat the Steelers at Heinz Field last December to clinch the AFC North title and knock the Steelers out of the postseason. They signed one of Pittsburgh’s best players – linebacker James Harrison – as a free agent and beat the Steelers again in a Monday night game at Paul Brown Stadium this month.And now, it’s spilling over to baseball with an edgy series that got both cities’ attention during the summer – 28 batters plunked overall, the most in the majors. All those hit batters have left a mark.It feels like a rivalry again.“I think we’ve gotten each other’s attention since I’ve been here,” said Clint Hurdle, in his third season as the Pirates manager. “I think there’s a professional respect and there’s a desire to go out and win.“I think the content of the games and the quality of the games over the past three years have probably led to that a little bit. It’s kind of refreshing. That’s the way it was back when I was a kid watching these two teams play.”The Reds are trying to get past the disappointment of their closing week. They clinched a playoff spot on Monday night, but went in to a batting slump that allowed the Pirates to get home-field advantage for the wild card.“As bad as things have been this weekend, we should be very happy and thankful that we’re going to Pittsburgh to play instead of being down and sad about what’s transpired,” Baker said. “Our goal is to go to Atlanta or St. Louis (in the division series) and then give our people some more games.”Notes: Alvarez also led the NL with 186 strikeouts. Bruce was second with 185. … Reds 2B Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup with a bruised left shin, hit by a foul ball on Saturday. He’s expected to play on Tuesday. … Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo finished first and second in the NL in on-base percentage. Votto led the NL in walks for the third straight season with a club-record 135. … The Reds drew 2,492,059 fans for 80 home dates, a season record at Great American Ball Park.___Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay
Lewis contacted some area churches and community organizations to help spread the word about the event. He and his organization applied to borough police and obtained the required permit to allow the vigil to go forward. Lewis said he told police he would expect between 100-500 people to attend.The intent, Lewis explained, is for “showing that we stand up for our youth, and in particular our black children.”The incident, as widely reported, involved the Feb. 26 shooting and killing of Martin, an African American teenager, by George Zimmerman, who was a volunteer for a neighborhood community watch group. It has been reported that Martin was unarmed and that Zimmerman claims to have shot Martin in self-defense.The shooting has sparked outrage and concern, especially in black communities, with some alleging that Martin was shot because of his race and attire, including wearing a hooded sweatshirt, or “hoodie,” which, although worn by people of all ages and races, some associate with criminals.Lewis is calling on those planning to his assembly to wear hoodies in a show of support.Lewis, 34, who is black, was born and raised in Red Bank, He is a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver and attended Delaware State University on a football scholarship. Following his college graduation,he worked for not-for-profit organizations.He recently moved back to Red Bank after living and working in Wilmington, Delaware for the past eight years.And as a young man of color, he said, he knows the sting of being stereotyped for his race and clothing.“I know it is constantly on your mind as a young black male in America,” he said.“When I dress down, that’s what I wear,” he said, referring to a hooded sweatshirt. He feels many people “tend to jump the gun and judge a book by its cover.”He recalled instances in college, “where, we’re outside, just hanging around the car, maybe an officer pulls up and kind of assumes,” he said without completing the sentence.“Sometimes in that whole process, you feel yourself scared or feeling threatened for something you know you didn’t do,” he said.He characterized himself as “A young man who has come through life, made some mistakes, made some good choices, made some bad choices.“But I’ve learned from doing,” he said.“For me it’s even more personal. I am Trayvon Martin,” he said.The purpose of his organization is to work with youth, especially boys and young men, and help to steer them from bad choices by offering positive role models. And if they make mistakes, “help them to understand their mistakes and learn from (them) and how to move on from them.” RED BANK — The shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. Feb. 26 has sparked a national debate.What really happened between the two men in Sanford is still not known.But the impact of the incident is being felt around the nation and in the two rivers.This Monday, a gathering in memory of Martin will take placeBilled as a “Silent and Peaceful Stand for Trayvon Martin,” the event is being organized by Team I.M.P.A.C.T., a group that mentors young black men and boys.The purpose of the gathering, its organizers say, is to call attention to the already high profile incident, and to focus similar situations that place young African-Americans at risk.“It’s not a rally, it’s not a march,” the organization’s founder, Darnell Lewis, said on Wednesday. “It’s a stand of silence and peace for that particular hour, in solidarity,” with the Martin family.The gathering is scheduled for Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard. It will be “a peaceful assembly,” Lewis said.