Police officer warned for not finding drugs in George Kay's hotel room

Police officer is given written warning after failing to find drugs inside hotel room where Kerry Katona’s ex-husband George Kay was ‘eating cocaine’ before he died of overdose

  • George Kay died on July 6, 2019 after being found in a distressed state at a hotel
  • Police officers attended the Holiday Inn in Sutton Weaver at 9.54pm on July 5 
  • Officers did not seize any drugs but staff found Kay ‘eating cocaine’ the next day
  • A Cheshire Police misconduct hearing concluded with an officer receiving a written warning for ‘failing to take positive action’

A police officer has been given a written warning after failing to seize drugs inside a hotel room where George Kay was ‘eating cocaine’ before he died of an overdose. 

A Cheshire Police misconduct hearing into George Kay’s death has concluded with a police officer receiving a written warning for ‘failing to take positive action’.

George Kay, the ex-husband of music star and TV personality Kerry Katona, died on July 6, 2019 after he was found in a distressed state at the Holiday Inn in Sutton Weaver, Runcorn.

George Kay, the ex-husband of music star and TV personality Kerry Katona, died on July 6, 2019. A Cheshire Police misconduct hearing into George Kay’s death has given a police officer receiving a written warning for ‘failing to take positive action’

Mr Kay was said to be acting erratically on July 5 and refused to return to his room, prompting staff to call Cheshire police, reported the Liverpool Echo. 

Officers attended at 9.54pm on July 5 and spoke to staff so he could remain at the Holiday Inn overnight.

Police were said to have left the hotel after Mr Kay agreed to return to his room. 

Hotel staff went to check on the former rugby league star at around 10am on July 6 to find Mr Kay ‘eating a large amount of suspected cocaine’ which had been placed on a desk. 

The police and the North West Ambulance service were called, with Mr Kay being taken to Warrington General Hospital for treatment.

George Kay was found in a distressed state at the Holiday Inn in Sutton Weaver, Runcorn (pictured) before he died at Warrington General Hospital. Officers attended the hotel at 9.54pm on July 5 but left when Mr Kay agreed to return to his room

Hotel staff went to check on the former rugby league star at around 10am on July 6 to find Mr Kay ‘eating a large amount of suspected cocaine’ which had been placed on a desk 

Mr Kay, who is the father of Kerry’s youngest daughter Dylan-George, aged five, was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.  

Following a misconduct hearing, an unnamed police officer has been given a written warning for failing to seize a ‘small quantity of a substance believed to be a controlled drug’ in George Kay’s hotel bathroom.

A notice on the Force website said: ‘A police officer failed to take positive action when dealing with a guest at The Holiday Inn in Runcorn on July 5, 2019.

‘The officer failed to search the guest despite there being reasonable grounds to do so.

‘The officer failed to seize a small quantity of a substance believed to be a controlled drug in the bathroom of the hotel room.

‘The officer switched off their body worn video prior to entering the bathroom where the substance believed to be a controlled drug was found.

‘The actions of the officer were not captured.’

Mr Kay is the father of Kerry’s youngest daughter Dylan-George, aged five. He posted a picture on Facebook with his daughter just weeks before his death  

The force said it has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which investigates any potential failings by police officers. 

A spokesman from Cheshire Police said last year: ‘At 9.54pm on Friday, July 5, police received a report of concern for the safety of a 39-year-old man at a hotel on Wood Lane, Sutton Weaver. 

‘Officers attended and spoke to the man, as well as hotel staff. All parties agreed that he could remain at the hotel.

‘At 10.11am on Saturday, July 6, police received a further report of concern for the man’s safety.

‘Due to the information provided the caller was advised to contact North West Ambulance Service for assistance.

 Mr Kay, who was married to the Atomic Kitten star between 2014 and 2017, had a history of mental health issues and drug use

‘Paramedics attended the hotel and the man was taken to Warrington General Hospital for treatment, where he sadly later died.

‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

‘As with any death following police contact, Cheshire Constabulary has referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.’

Staff at the hotel were offered counselling after the traumatic incident, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Mr Kay, who was married to the Atomic Kitten star between 2014 and 2017, had a history of mental health issues and drug use. 

The pair met as teenagers while pupils at Padgate High School in Warrington.  

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Man City kids not impressed by coach Jason Wilcox’s Premier League title with Blackburn in 1995 – The Sun

IF Manchester City’s kids ever need inspiration, they need look no further than Jason Wilcox.

Twenty-five years ago today he was a Premiership winner with Blackburn on an unforgettable day at Anfield.


Back in 1995, the young left winger was the homegrown star who kept his place as Kenny Dalglish put together a star-studded squad at Ewood Park.

Not that it gets him any kudos from Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho, Brahim Diaz or any other graduates of City, where Wilcox works as academy director.

He told SunSport: “The lads I deal with these days weren’t even born. Occasionally I get asked about it but they just tend to take the mick, really.

“They’ll have seen a picture of me and want to have a laugh at my haircut back then.”

Actually, City’s young players with high hopes for the future could not ask for a better role model to follow than 48-year-old Wilcox.

As owner Jack Walker bankrolled his beloved Rovers in the early ’90s, a host of big names arrived in East Lancashire. Wilcox was expected to be one of the casualties but Dalglish had full faith in him.

It was an incredible day of mixed emotions, although I’m not sure I realised the magnitude of it at the time."

He was a regular starter in that title-winning season — becoming a supply line for the famous ‘SAS’ forward line of Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton.

So could you say City’s pride and joy Foden is the “Jason Wilcox” of Pep Guardiola’s superstar squad, then?

Wilcox smiled: “I wasn’t as good as Phil, but don’t tell him.

“But yeah, I was a homegrown player among a group of players who’d been brought in — one or two in Al and Chris were bought for big money at the time.

“I’m proud I managed to stick it out having come through the ranks when the club were making top signings.

“You have to be patient, you have to earn the right to get in a team like that.

“When Kenny first came in, Scott Sellars was on the left wing and I finished up having to bide my time on the right wing.

“Then Scott moved on and Alan Wright played there. I had to scrap it out. I was always looking over my shoulder. I had to make sure I was performing.

“That was the situation at every top club, that’s what happens at United and City now. If you don’t perform, you are out.”

Wilcox, who won three England caps, cruelly missed out on the thrilling run-in due to a cruciate knee injury.

He sat behind Dalglish at Anfield as Rovers dramatically lost to Liverpool in the final few minutes, but won the title seconds later as it was confirmed that Manchester United had only drawn at West Ham.

Wilcox recalled: “It was an incredible day of mixed emotions, although I’m not sure I realised the magnitude of it at the time.

“I was so elated in some ways. But I was saying to people, ‘I’m not getting a medal’ like a child really, because I hadn’t played in the last games.

“Kenny and Tim Sherwood grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and said I’d get one. I was just feeling sorry for myself.

“But if there’s anywhere you’d want to win it, knowing the rivalry with Man United, it was Anfield. As a kid I was a Liverpool fan and Kenny was my idol.

“To go there and have the whole stadium still in there while we got the trophy and applaud us as we went round the pitch. They were singing You’ll Never Walk Alone — it was unbelievable.

“With Kenny being our manager, it felt like it was almost scripted. I’ll always remember that day and my time at Blackburn — they are amazing memories.”

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Man says it's not manly for guys to physically lean into women

Does ‘leaning in’ to women make men ‘needy,’ ‘weak,’ and ‘pathetic’? The man who says so gets trashed on Twitter

  • A man who goes by Rivelino has dedicated his Twitter account to lecturing on how men and women should behave
  • He says that men who ‘lean in’ to a woman physically, emotionally, or socially are needy, weak, and pathetic
  • He insists that women want strength and won’t be attracted to men who don’t assert power
  • His photo examples include Prince William leaning in to kiss Kate Middleton on their wedding day
  • Twitter users are calling him sexist, accusing him of being ‘fragile,’ and mocking him for being an ‘incel’ 

An anonymous man is stirring up some Twitter drama for insisting that men who ‘lean in’ to their women are ‘weak’ and emasculated.

The man, who goes by Rivelino, has dedicated his account to lecturing on how men and women should behave — and he swears that men who lean in to women physically, emotionally, or socially are needy and will breed disdain in their partners.

While he has earned support from like-minded men — including some 24,000 followers — he’s also become a target of derision from men and women who have mocked him as sexist and insecure.

Yikes! An anonymous man is stirring up some Twitter drama for insisting that men who ‘lean in’ to their women are ‘weak’ and emasculated

OK dude: The man, who goes by Rivelino, swears that men who lean in to women physically, emotionally, or socially are needy and will breed disdain in their partners

‘When a man leans into his girl, he reveals that he feels needy & lower value,’ he wrote

Future king right here: He included a photo of Prince William leaning in to kiss Kate Middleton on their wedding day — and called him needy’ and ‘pathetic.’

Rivelino has fired off hundreds of tweets on the subject of what is ‘masculine’ and what is ‘feminine,’ including a recent multi-tweet thread that has captured quite a bit of attention. 

‘DON’T LEAN IN is one of the first things we should teach beginners. Don’t lean in physically, emotionally, socially,’ he tweeted.

‘The mind & body are intimately connected, and the last thing she wants is a needy approval seeker leaning into her world. Don’t lean into her. Pull her into you.’

He included several photos of men and women posing for photos in which the men physically lean into their partners. 

But while most would say this is a show of love or closeness — or that the men are showing a protectiveness toward their wives and girlfriends — Rivelino begs to differ.

‘WHY CAN’T A MAN LEAN IN?’ he wrote. ‘When a man leans into his girl, he reveals that he feels needy & lower value. 

‘He reveals that he has a weak mindset, and that he feels dependent on her. This is exactly what turns her off. She is looking for strength and confidence in a man, not weakness.’

He included a photo of Prince William leaning in to kiss Kate Middleton on their wedding day — and added thought bubbles to the children around them, who he presumes were thinking that the Duke of Cambridge is ‘needy’ and ‘pathetic.’ 

‘You are a man,’ he went on. ‘You stand up straight. You live in YOUR world. She is part of your world, if she is lucky enough to be chosen by you. You DO NOT live in her world.

Laughingstock: His thread has been the subject of criticism, raised eyebrows, and mockery

‘If you believe you are the center of your own world, why would you lean into anyone? If you think leaning in has anything to do w/ height, status, power or fame, you’re missing the point. You create your own reality. “The world is what you think it is.”‘

He also shared photos of Jay Cutler leaning into Kristin Cavallari, drawing green lines on top of them to show the way he was angled.

‘A woman in love leans into her man. He protects her body, and she protects his heart. 

‘Leaning in is a sign of devotion & trust. It’s a mistake, though, to assume that leaning in has anything to do with HEIGHT. It doesn’t. Leaning in is about POWER.’

The tweets have certainly earned some likes — but they’ve also been the subject of criticism, raised eyebrows, and mockery.  

Chill, guy: Commenters accused Rivelino of being sexist, saying he is a prime example of toxic masculinity — or in this case, very fragile masculinity

‘Hey fellas what do we think, is scoliosis gay??’ joked one commenter.

‘I’m sorry what? This is like astrology for dudes insecure with their masculinity,’ said another. 

‘Imagine spending this much time writing a thread when you could’ve just written “I’m an incel,”’ said a third.

‘Embracing your wife? Beta male move right there,’ a commenter sarcastically chimed in, while another wrote: ‘Idk dude maybe not everyone is as insecure as you.’

Commenters accused Rivelino of being sexist, saying he is a prime example of toxic masculinity — or in this case, very fragile masculinity.

‘Feeling a constant need to reaffirm your masculinity is one of the least masculine things I’ve ever seen,’ one person wrote.

Others have called him ‘sad,’ ‘crazy,’ and ’embarrassing.’ 

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Even ritzy Gramercy Park not immune from mask order, trustees say

Trustees of tony Gramercy Park have sent a terse e-mail to those lucky enough to have keys to the city’s only private park, ordering them to wear masks during spring strolls since it’s impossible to socially distance along its paths.

Masks or no, some embarrassed residents are buzzing that the park should drop the private shtick and open up to the public during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond, because it’s “deflating” to the neighborhood.

An e-mail went out to residents of the 39 buildings around the park that are allowed inside its gates with the heading “Why wearing a mask or face covering is mandatory in Gramercy Park, since social distancing cannot be maintained.”

The message, from veteran park warden Arlene Harrison, added, “More people than usual are using the Park paths. People sitting on the benches are only approximately 2 feet away from people using the paths. People trying to pass each other are not able to maintain the 6 feet required for social distancing.”

The e-mail also said, “While front-line workers are sacrificing their own lives for us … the least we can do to slow the spread of this virus is wear a mandatory mask or face covering in Gramercy Park.”

But a resident with a key said some locals have been angling to open up the park for years, and now’s the time. “Seeing firsthand the effect it has on the neighborhood is deflating. Everyone deserves access to this space,” the source said. “Anyone with a heart would open the park during this crisis. Apparently social distancing is already not possible, and masks are necessary, so open the gates and remove the ‘Keep off the grass’ signs so there is more space for everyone.” The park habitué said others also want the “small-minded and exclusive behavior” to be “a thing of the past.”

Residents have been known to include Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Richard Gere, Ric Ocasek and WeWork’s Adam Neumann. A Gramercy townhouse in 2017 sold for $23 million.

Trustees did not immediately comment.

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Bill De Blasio Is Not Anti-Semitic. But His Dumb Tweet Feeds A Dangerous Idea.

Bill de Blasio wears a face covering in Brooklyn on April 14.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio found an impressively spooky combination of words late Tuesday night.

“My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” he tweeted soon after taking part in breaking up a public funeral of an Orthodox rabbi in Brooklyn that had broken social distancing rules.

The tweet has spiraled out Wednesday, with some in and out of the city accusing de Blasio of anti-Semitism in specifically calling out the city’s Jews and blaming a community of over 1 million for the dangerous actions of some 2,000. The Republican Jewish Coalition said the mayor’s tweet “encourages and foments anti-Semitism.” Wednesday morning brought an increasingly familiar online horror: the trending Twitter trifecta.

(In case you have doubts on this point, it has never in recorded history been good news for Jews when “Jews” is trending.)

It’s easy to see why people are concerned by de Blasio’s tweet. New York City’s Hasidic community has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus, with some 700 people in the community dead in the New York area. And rather than being broadly oblivious to the disease, thousands of Orthodox Jews have volunteered to donate the antibodies in their blood plasma. The suggestion of specific blame for the virus’s spread comes as there have been early reports of increased anti-Semitism in the US and around the world during the pandemic.

But the broad attacks on the mayor merit a correction. Bill de Blasio, regardless of what the president’s eldest son and others who enjoy punching down at the oft-punched mayor suggest, is not anti-Semitic. He’s clumsy, and reflective of the frequently well-intentioned but dangerous thinking about Jews that has become increasingly popular in American politics.

De Blasio has kept a tight relationship with New York City’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, which is a powerful voting bloc in the city. That community, some of which he represented as a member of the City Council, has had an outsized role in his political career, helping him win his first mayoral election in 2013. When he ran for president last year (I swear he really did that), de Blasio leaned on the city’s ultra-Orthodox community for donations to try and keep him in the primary debates.

That closeness has resulted in a series of controversies since de Blasio’s been mayor. One sect of the ultra-Orthodox Satmars in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, endorsed de Blasio’s mayoral bid under the belief that he would roll back a city health regulation limiting a religious circumcision practice. Since he’s been mayor, the back-and-forth over those regulations has been at times dramatic, as infants’ health has been put at risk. A city investigation report found last year that de Blasio had used “political horse-trading” to hold off on an investigation into the quality of Orthodox yeshiva schools, schools he has helped get city-funded security.

The NYPD acknowledged Wednesday that they had talked with leaders of Rabbi Chaim Mertz’s synagogue soon after his death, before the community prepared funeral plans that they believed would be in line with city guidelines. De Blasio, if anything, has given elements of the city’s ultra-Orthodox community unparalleled freedom, sway, and access to power over the last six years. You could forgive the thousands who came out to mourn a rabbi in Williamsburg on Tuesday night for thinking they’d be able to honor his life without city interruption based on that precedent.

“This is a community I love,” de Blasio said at a news conference Wednesday, when asked if the Jewish community in Williamsburg deserved an apology for being singled out. “This is a community I have spent a lot of time working with closely. And if you saw anger and frustration, you’re right. I spoke out of real distress that people’s lives were in danger before my eyes. And I was not going to tolerate it.”

What de Blasio has done, though, is inelegantly smash together a broad and diverse population and define them narrowly.

If you’re part of (or just familiar with) New York City’s large reformed Jewish community, you may have a pretty clear sense of what de Blasio means by “the Jewish community,” a not atypical reference to the city’s most religious. But even though it may not always feel this way, Twitter isn’t exclusively a New York City thing, and the mayor’s tweets carry out beyond the boroughs. The distinctions among Jewish communities — including among ultra-Orthodox communities — that are obvious on the street in New York are not obvious in much of the rest of the country or world. De Blasio, after years spent building political relationships with and representing New York’s Jews, knows those distinctions.

American Jews are increasingly used to this kind of catch-all treatment. President Trump is dedicated to the tactic, painting “real” Jews as having but one opinion about Israel (it is, always, good) when large numbers of individual Jews contain contradictory opinions about Israel just within themselves (it is known). In other areas of US politics, Jews are portrayed as broadly left-wing, sprouted from a legacy of radicalism in the 20th century, despite the existence of a growing and insular Orthodox community that is largely removed from day-to-day national politics. The history here of Jews as a misbehaving or powerful monolith quickly becomes dicey, which no one really needs reminding of.

It’s tempting to not want to read too much into a few words in a tweet. But the last few years have given us a near-daily reminder that words in tweets can matter. An inartful few words can linger.

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Italy's schools will not reopen until September, PM announces

Italy’s schools will not reopen until September, PM announces, but hard-hit country will start reopening its manufacturing industry on May 4 as part of plans to ease its coronavirus lockdown

  • Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave a detailed plan to reopen economy
  • He said government’s roadmap out of lockdown would be published this week
  • Italy is taking steps to chart a path out of a strict lockdown imposed March 9
  • Country has had a total of 26,000 fatalities, behind only the US in global toll
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Italy, the first European country to be hard-hit by the coronavirus, will allow some businesses to reopen as soon as this week while aiming to reopen manufacturing and construction from May 4, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.

Conte gave the most detailed outline yet of plans to reopen the economy, in a newspaper interview published on Sunday ahead of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which he said would be released no later than early this week.    

Italy, hit hard by the virus weeks before other major Western countries with a total death toll of 26,000, has been forced to serve as a model for how to fight it.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave the most detailed outline yet of plans to reopen the economy, in an interview published on Sunday

It is being closely watched around the world as it takes its early steps to chart a path out of a strict lockdown it imposed in early March.

Conte described a phased process that would see much of manufacturing restarted in early May, although businesses frequented by the general public such as bars and restaurants would have to wait a bit longer. Schools would remain shut until September.

‘We are working in these hours to allow the reopening of a good part of businesses from manufacturing to construction for May 4,’ Conte told Italian daily La Repubblica.

Some businesses deemed ‘strategic’, including activity that was mainly export-oriented, could reopen this week providing they get the go ahead from local prefects.

Conte gave the most detailed outline yet of plans to reopen the economy, in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. A cyclist wearing a face mask rides in Piazza del Popolo square in Rome, Italy

Exporting companies need to resume activity sooner to reduce the risk of being cut out of the production chain and losing business, he said.

‘We can’t prolong any further this lockdown… we would risk seriously undermining the socio-economic fabric of the country,’ Conte said.

Conte reiterated that any restart would have to be gradual, and said companies would have to introduce strict health safety measures before opening their doors.

Newspapers have said industries where the contagion risk is low, such as manufacturing and wholesale businesses, would be allowed to open on May 4. Retailers could then reopen on May 11 and bars and restaurants on May 18, under tough conditions.

A little girl plays by pushing a stroller in Piazza del Popolo square in Rome, Italy, 26 April 2020

People wearing protective face masks walk in Piazza del Popolo square in Rome, Italy

A cyclist wearing a face mask rides in Piazza del Popolo square in Rome, Italy, 26 April 2020

The lockdown has put a strain on the euro zone’s third largest economy and Italian business leaders have called for the restrictions to be eased to head off economic catastrophe.

Rome has introduced a series of measures including state-backed loans to help businesses stay afloat. But some businessmen have complained about delays in implementing them.

Conte said the government was monitoring banks to make sure state-guaranteed liquidity arrived to companies in need.

Municipal Police officers stop motorists to check whether they have a valid reason to travel during a nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Rome

He also said the government was working on a series of measures to help industry by cutting bureaucratic red tape.

Asked about schools, Conte said the plan was to reopen them in September. But he added studies showed the risk of contagion was very high. Teaching remotely is working well, he said.

Nearly 200,000 Italian companies have asked authorities for permission to be able to operate during Italy’s lockdown, either because they help essential businesses or because they deem themselves strategic for the national economy.

The interior ministry said a streamlined procedure is being implemented that “trusts the sense of responsibility of individual business persons” in allowing companies to resume operations.

The ministry’s local authorities can verify that a company respects Covid-19 safety rules, including social distancing.

Most of the requests have come from three northern regions that are among Italy’s most productive, but also among those most heavily hit by coronavirus cases.

 

 

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Netflix Will Not Delay Originals Because Of Coronavirus

While the COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive effect on Hollywood, delaying movie releases or cancelling them altogether, Netflix has revealed this won’t affect its release schedule. It’s business as usual for the streaming giant when it comes to release dates.

During the Q1 2020 Netflix earnings call, chief content officer Ted Sarandos discussed the 2020 slate of original programming and its release schedule. “The one thing that’s maybe not widely understood is we work really far out, relative to the industry because we launch our shows, all episodes, at once, and we’re working far out all over the world,” Sarandos explained. “So our 2020 slate in films are largely shot and are in post-production, remotely, in locations all over the world.

“We’re actually pretty deep into our 2021 slate. We’re not anticipating any moving things around. To give you some examples, The Crown is [in its] fourth season, our big fourth quarter animated release, Over the Moon. These are shot productions and in finishing stags right now to release later this year as planned. So we don’t anticipate moving the schedule around much, certainly not in 2020.”

As for how Netflix releases its content, Sarandos was asked about switching over to a week-by-week release schedule to pad out releases. He explained that while some shows like Love is Blind have done a weekly release, Netflix customers prefer the “all-at-once” model, so the company will not be moving away from that in the future.

When it comes to third party licensing, Netflix is focusing more on its own original content rather than bringing in other movies and TV shows currently. Sarandos said that their slate is very full for this year, and they’re looking at all the content being released–like movies originally planned on being released theatrically. However, Netflix seems more geared towards its original content at the moment.

And speaking of things you should be watching, consider listening to GameSpot’s weekly TV series and movies-focused podcast, You Should Be Watching. With new episodes premiering every Wednesday, you can watch a video version of the podcast over on GameSpot Universe or listen to audio versions on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts.

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Nick Saban warns NFL teams not to make his Drew Brees mistake with Tua Tagovailoa

Nick Saban doesn’t want NFL teams to make the same mistake with Tua Tagovailoa that he made with Drew Brees 14 years ago.

Saban was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2006 when they considered signing Brees as a free agent but ultimately passed due to injury concerns.

Tagovailoa was Saban’s quarterback the past three years at Alabama before suffering a season-ending hip dislocation on Nov. 16 against Mississippi State. The former NCAA champion is among the top prospects in Thursday’s NFL Draft, and Saban believes teams that pass on Tua over fears about his injuries ultimately will regret it.

“We failed Drew Brees on the physical. That’s why he’s not Miami’s quarterback,” Saban told the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. “The sky’s the limit (with Tagovailoa). I don’t think any of the questions with Tua have to do with his ability to throw the ball and be effective.”

Brees was chosen by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 draft and made the Pro Bowl for them in 2004. But the Chargers acquired Philip Rivers’ rights from the Giants in a draft-day trade for Eli Manning earlier that year, and decided to make a change at the position after Brees suffered a torn labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder in 2005.

Saban and the Dolphins backed off from Brees in free agency after he failed their physical exam and instead traded for Daunte Culpepper. Following a 6-10 season, Saban bolted for Alabama, where he has won five national championships.

Brees went on to become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards (77,416) with the New Orleans Saints.

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Why Angela Kinsey Did Not Get The Role Of Pam Beesly In 'The Office'

The Office remains one of the most beloved comedies in television history and with the show being available for streaming, a new generation of fans are always in rotation. People love the series for its relatability of anyone who has ever worked in an office setting for a long period of time with odd colleagues. One of the show’s most beloved characters is Angela Martin, played by Angela Kinsey.

Martin’s sass and dry attitude was a hit with viewers and it’s hard to imagine Martin played by any other actress. But as it turns out, Kinsey auctioned to play her on-screen nemesis, Pam Beesley. 

Angela Kinsey originally auditioned for the role of Pam Beesley but casting thought Kinsey was too feisty for the part

Kinsey landed the role of Angela Martin, an uptight and strait-laced member of the accounting team at Dunder Mifflin who lived life by the books and openly criticized her co-workers for not doing the same. Viewers loved her snide remarks and passive-aggressive attitude – but Kinsey had her heart set on another character in the show when she first heard of the opportunity. 

“I went in and I auditioned for the role of Pam and I did not get the role of Pam,” she revealed in an interview with The Today Show. “Although I did really well, they [casting] were like, ‘Oh she did great, she just may be a little too feisty.” 

Kinsey didn’t hear back from casting for another two months, leaving her to believe she was not hired to be part of the show. When she did get a callback, she was offered a different role on the series. The role of Pam went to Jenna Fisher. 

“They were like, ‘Listen, there is a role of this woman in accounting and she’s a little judgy and we want you to come in for her,” she said. They felt that her audition was better suited for Angela Martin – the accounting associate – and Kinsey ultimately felt the same way after starring as Martin for nine years on the series.

“My favorite part about playing Angela was really everything,” she admitted. “I’m southern and I’m not super confrontational so it was really fun to play someone who would just put someone in their place right away,” she said with a finger snap.

Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer are best friends in real life 

Despite their characters’ differences – with Pam being fun and open-minded and Angela being strictly conservative and judgemental – the two characters became friends as the season progressed. Life imitated art as Kinsey and Fischer became real-life best friends. 

Kinsey told The Insider in 2019 that her first impression of Fischer was that she was “nice” but had no idea the show would last and be as successful as it became. As time went on, she developed a close relationship with Fischer.

“We all spent all day together, we were all in one room, and Jenna was behind me, Oscar (Oscar Nunez) was to the left, and Brian [Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone] was across from me,” she explained. “I would say those three people became my core.”

Because of their close proximity to one another, Kinsey said their bond started because she’d often start conversations with Fischer in between takes. They began eating lunch together daily. By the end of the show’s run, they were closer than ever, having spent 10 years working together on the show.

“We became best friends and I’m so thankful for it,” Kinsey said. “We both say we didn’t expect to make such a close friendship later in life. But we’re so close and she’s one of my life anchors.”

Kinsey and Fischer remain close by working out together, having frequent meet-ups for dinner and they even now host a podcast called Office Ladies where they rewatch each episode and give behind the scenes secrets and commentary on them.

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CDC warns parents not to put masks on babies as it may suffocate them

CDC warns parents not to put masks on babies during coronavirus pandemic as it may suffocate them

  • Experts say infants have such small airways that a mask could do them harm
  • Babies are also unable to reposition the masks if they obstruct their breathing 
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told New Yorkers that they must wear masks in public
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

The CDC has warned parents not to put face masks on babies during the coronavirus pandemic as it may suffocate them. 

While the wider public have been advised to wear a mask or face covering when they go out in order to prevent the infection spreading, pediatricians say it may be harmful for babies. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said infants have such small airways that a mask could do more harm than good and doctors have warned of suffocation.  

‘No child under the age of two should ever wear a mask due to the risk of accidental suffocation,’ said Dr. Mike Cappello, a neonatologist at Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge in Illinois told Fox 5 News. 

Experts including Dr. Mike Cappello, a neonatologist at Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge (pictured), have warned parents not to put face masks on babies during the coronavirus pandemic as it may suffocate them

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said infants have such small airways that a mask could do more harm than good and doctors have warned of suffocation. Pictured: a company selling masks for babies on Amazon

‘Children that are that young have very small airways and they lack the strength and wherewithal to reposition themselves if there was an obstruction from the mask. 

‘The size of the airway and the risk for limiting oxygen delivery to their lungs and organs would be very significant.’

On the CDC website it says: ‘Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.’

Amazon searches reveal several companies selling masks that are supposedly specially made to fit the size of a baby. 

Advice adds that if you have to go out you should place a blanket loosely over the car seat or carrier but never over the baby.

Yesterday Gov. Andrew Cuomo told all New Yorkers that they must wear faces masks in public.  

The new outbreak-fighting mandate will require a mask or face covering on busy streets, subways, buses or any situation where people cannot maintain six feet of social distancing. 

Advice adds that if you have to go out you should place a blanket loosely over the car seat or carrier but never over the baby 

The promised executive order from Cuomo echoes recommendations from the CDC that list it as a way to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The order takes effect Friday, the governor said, and either a mask or a cloth covering such as a bandanna will work.

‘Stopping the spread is everything. How can you not wear a mask when you’re going to come close to a person?’ Cuomo said at his daily briefing. ‘On what theory would you not do that?’

The governor said there will initially be no civil penalties for noncompliance, but he’s urging merchants to enforce it among customers. 

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