Man dead for years identified as suspect in 1984 murder of 15-year-old girl

first_imgSalisbury Police(SALISBURY, N.C.) — Decades after a teenage girl was stabbed to death at her grandparents’ home, DNA and genetic genealogy have been used to identify her suspected killer — a man dead for years.On June 15, 1984, the body of 15-year-old Reesa Trexler was found nude in a bedroom at her grandparents’ house in North Carolina, Salisbury Police Sgt. Travis Shulenberger said at a news conference on Tuesday.Trexler had been stabbed multiple times, and her spinal cord was severed, Shulenberger said.Semen from her unknown killer was recovered from her body, Shulenberger said, but the case went unsolved for decades.In 2018, Trexler’s sister went on the “Dr. Phil” show, which “sparked new interest in the case,” Shulenberger said.Salisbury police detectives and state investigators conducted interviews, reviewed evidence, collected DNA samples and worked with crime labs to try to solve the case, Shulenberger said.This year, it was the use of genetic genealogy that cracked the case.Genetic genealogy compares unknown DNA evidence from a crime scene to public databases, which are populated by the DNA of family members who voluntarily upload their own.Genetic genealogy has been called a “game-changer” in cracking cold cases. Since the arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April 2018, about 100 suspects have been identified through the technology, according to Parabon NanoLabs Chief Genetic Genealogist CeCe Moore, who worked on the Trexler case.But as law enforcement agencies across the country ramp up the use of genetic genealogy, some are concerned the tool is an invasion of privacy to those who voluntarily submit their DNA to databases for family ancestry purposes.When the DNA from the semen left on Trexler’s body was uploaded to a public genetic database, Parabon genealogists reverse-engineered the suspect’s family tree to determine possible suspects, police said.Authorities narrowed down the family members to determine their suspect, who was in his 40s at the time of the crime.The suspect, who was not named, died in 2007, said police.With a court order, investigators exhumed the suspect’s body and determined that his DNA matched the suspect’s semen from the crime scene.“Fortunately, DNA science has come a long way since 1984,” North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said at Tuesday’s news conference, calling it “a powerful tool.”Police previously had speculated Trexler’s killer was a family member, but the suspect, who had a criminal history including assault with a deadly weapon, was not related and had no connection to the Trexler family, Shulenberger said. Police did not immediately explain why they declined to name the deceased suspect.Police now consider the case closed. No charges are expected.“Nothing is going to bring Reesa back,” Shulenberger said, “but we have some closure to the case now.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Blacklisted Indian-Flagged Tanker Returning to Libya

first_imgThe Indian-flagged tanker that was blacklisted by the UN Security Council for carrying ‘illicit’ oil cargo from Libya’s rival government is heading back to Libya after being denied port entrance to Malta, the ship’s AIS data from Marine Traffic show.The Distya Ameya tanker is expected to reach Al Zawiya on Saturday, April 30th.This was the first attempt of Libya’s eastern government to export oil from the country, which was prevented by Tripoli, the internationally-recognized seller of Libya’s crude oil.However, Nagi al-Maghrabi, chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) set up by Libya’s rival eastern government is quoted by Reuters as saying that the company would continue to fight for the right of the eastern NOC to export crude, dubbing the current situation as a legal wrangle.In addition, India has allegedly told the vessel’s operator not to discharge the cargo anywhere, forcing the ship to return to Libya.The tanker is reported to have loaded 650,000 barrels of crude oil shipped by the country’s eastern government for UAE-based DSA Consultancy FZC, and had left Marsa el-Hariga port late on Monday.Libya’s Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) tried to prevent the ship from loading at Tobruk’s Hariga terminal, claiming the export cargo was illicit, however the parallel Beida government managed to load the ship.As informed by the UN Security Council, the designation for the 95,420 DWT vessel is valid from 27 April to 26 July 2016, unless terminated earlier by the committee.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

OFT reduced fines: A vindication for construction?

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Intelligence February 2007

first_imgArgentina: A consortium of Néstor Otero, Emepa and Ferrovías has won a 30-year concession to build and operate a transport interchange in Mar del Plata. Completion is expected to take 24 months at a cost of 23·5m pesos, including a station funded by the federal government.A second batch of ex-Portuguese Railways rolling stock purchased by the federal government was dispatched from the port of Setúbal on January 14, comprising six diesel railcars, 18 diesel-electric locomotives, 13 EMU cars and 11 passenger coaches.ALL has begun work to re-open the Fátima – Rojas branch to freight traffic, in order to serve a new river port at Brazo Largo. Austria: In December the Land of Salzburg began negotiating to take over ÖBB’s 760 mm gauge Pinzgaubahn during 2008. It would be renamed Nationalparkbahn and operated by Salzburg AG. Flood damage which had brought plans for closure will be repaired at a cost of €12·9m, using funds allocated to the line until 2014. Czech Republic: A KC750m project to revitalise Praha Hlavni station was formally launched on December 14. To be completed by November 2011, the work is being part-funded by the EBRD and undertaken by Czech firm Metrostav as subcontractor to Italian firm Grandi Stazioni, which has a 30-year contract signed in October 2002 to manage commercial and retail spaces at the capital’s main station.Canada: VIA Rail has introduced Interac Online payment, allowing customers of three banks to use internet banking to make payments when booking tickets.Europe: On January 9 SNCB and SNCF signed an agreement to create the Sideros joint venture to provide transport and logistics services to the iron and steel industry. This will involve the creation of a pool of specialised wagons, freeing-up investment resources for new equipment. Germany: Regional transport authority ZVON has selected Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn to take over passenger services from Cottbus to Zittau and Forst and from Görlitz to Hoyerswerda and Bischofswerda in 2008. They are currently operated by Veolia subsidiary Lausitzbahn and DB Regio.Philippines: On January 16 Finance Secretary Margarito Teves signed an agreement with Export-Import Bank of China for a US$500m Preferential Buyer’s Credit Loan for the 45 km Northrail Project Phase 1, Section 2, from Malolos to Clark. An agreement to upgrade the existing North Luzon Railway was signed by Northrail and China National Machinery & Industrial Corp, and an agreement for upgrading South Luzon Railway Phase 1, Section 1, was signed by PNR and China National Technical Import & Export Corp.Russia: Rosneft-Sakhalinmorneftegaz has put up for sale the 230 km Okha – Nogliki 1 067 mm gauge railway in northern Sakhalin, with all buildings and stock.Slovakia: Civil engineering firms Dopravoprojekt and Infraprojekt have established DI Koridor to undertake the development of a rail link to Bratislava airport. ZSR has put the cost at KS940m, with half of the funding to come from the EU and half from the state budget.Slovenia: Work began in December on a two-year upgrade of the Pragersko – Ormoz section of Pan-European Corridor V. The EU is contributing €14·6m towards the €36·m cost of the work.South Africa: Work is expected to begin next month on the construction of a 69 km rail link to Majuba power station from Ermelo on the Richards Bay coal line. Utility company Eskom has allocated R1·8bn for the project, which it expects to complete in 2010 to relieve pressure on the existing line to the power station.A R3·2bn refurbishment of 1 600 suburban EMU cars over the next three years has been announced by South Africa Rail Commuter Corp. CEO Lucky Montana said Metrorail is operating on a ‘knife edge’, with only 3 200 operational vehicles out of the fleet of 4 600.Spain: Acciona Rail Services has become the second private freight operator to be awarded a safety certificate by ADIF. Under a five-year contract with Unión Fenosa starting at the end of January, it expects to haul 600 000 tonnes of coal a year from the port of Gijón to a power station at La Robla using a two locos and 33 wagons, acquired at a cost of €12m.Sweden: Following the deregulation of night trains in Sweden in January, from January 31 to March 4 Connex is operating an overnight service between G?teborg and the Jamtland winter sports resorts of Åre, Duved and Storlien, using Class 142 electric locos supplied by Hector Rail.Switzerland: On the weekend of December 16 a train undertaking a series of over-speed test runs in the Lötschberg base tunnel reached 280 km/h, setting a new Swiss speed record.last_img read more

Volvo Akan Luncurkan Electric Articulated Bus di Busworld Brussels Oktober 2019

first_imgVolvo 7900 Electric Articulated Bus. Sumber: Setelah pada pemberitaan terakhir menyebutkan bahwa Volvo baru saja merilis teknologi Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) yang akan memudahkan kinerja para pengemudi truk, kini pabrikan otomotif asal Swedia ini dikabarkan telah memperkenalkan varian bus artikulasi (bus gandeng) bertenaga listrik terbarunya. Tersedia dalam dua varian panjang yang berbeda, bus terbaru dari Volvo ini konon mampu mengangkut hingga 150 penumpang dalam sekali perjalanannya. Adalah Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated yang rencananya akan secara resmi diluncurkan pada bulan Oktober 2019 mendatang.Baca Juga: Volvo Rilis Dynamic Steering, Teknologi yang Ringankan Kinerja PengemudiAdapun dua varian dari bus ini terbagi berdasarkan panjang moda – 18 dan 18,7 meter. Salah satu eksekutif dari Volvo mengatakan, “dan bus ini dirancang untuk memenuhi permintaan tinggi terhadap kapasitas, kenyamanan penumpang dan informasi lalu lintas, sementara pada saat yang bersamaan juga menawarkan pengoperasian yang efisien,” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVolvo Rilis Dynamic Steering, Teknologi yang Ringankan Kinerja Pengemudi20/06/2019In “Bus AKAP”Setelah Singapura, Volvo Siap Uji Coba Bus Listrik di Indonesia19/08/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Lebih Dulu dari BYD, Scania Kirim Bi-Articulated Bus ke Brasil08/04/2019In “Bus dalam kota” Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated Bus ini sendiri menggunakan baterai yang akan melakukan pengisian ulang daya di setiap pemberhentian terakhir bus dan ketika bus tengah tidak beroperasi pada malam hari dengan menggunakan teknologi Combined Charging System (CCS).“Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated Bus ini sendiri rencananya akan diperkenalkan kepada publik pada bertepatan dengan perhelatan Busworld di Brussels pada Oktober mendatang,” tandas eksekutif dair Volvo ini, dikutip dari laman (11/6/2019).Menurutnya, bus ini sendiri didasarkan pada prototipe yang sejak Juni 2018 kemarin sudah memasuki masa uji operasi pada rute yang sarat akan kendaraan di Gothenburg, Swedia. Dikabarkan, kedua arian ini sudah menjajalan jalanan lebih dari 4.500 jam dengan jarak tempuh lebih dari 62.000km – tentu saja uji pengoperasian ini seolah mengindikasikan bahwa Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated Bus sudah siap untuk memasuki masa operasi konvensionalnya.Baca juga: Lebih Dulu dari BYD, Scania Kirim Bi-Articulated Bus ke BrasilHåkan Agnevall, presiden dari Volvo Buses menambahkan, “dengan bus listrik yang senyap dan bebas emisi yang dilengkapi dengan sistem keselamatan canggih, kami dapat membantu mengentaskan masalah yang kerap terjadi di perkotaan – yaitu soal kadar emisi, kebisingan, kemacetan, hingga kecelakaan lalu lintas,”last_img read more

LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract

first_imgIn this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount speaks with members of the media in the team’s locker room following an NFL football team practice, in Foxborough, Mass. .(AP Photo/Steven Senne)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeGarrette Blount is bringing his power running to Philadelphia.The Eagles and Blount agreed on a one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a bruising back to complement their group of smaller, speedy runners.Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns rushing in 2016 while helping the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl. He ran for 1,161 yards, averaging 3.6 per carry.“LeGarrette Blount is a tough, physical runner who has enjoyed a great deal of success in New England and we are excited about adding him to this football team,” said Howie Roseman, Eagles executive vice president of football operations. “We feel good about the depth and competition that we have created at the running back position and we are looking forward to getting the guys out on the field next week for (organized team activities).”The 30-year-old Blount is the latest veteran playmaker the Eagles have added in free agency. They also signed wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, giving Carson Wentz more options.Blount joins his fourth team in eight seasons. He began his career in Tampa Bay and played briefly with Pittsburgh in between two stints with New England, where he won two Super Bowls.Blount has 5,122 yards rushing in his career and 4.4 average yards per carry to go with 49 TDs.Veteran Darren Sproles, second-year pro Wendell Smallwood and rookie Donnel Pumphrey will team with Blount in the backfield.The Patriots are expected to receive a compensatory draft pick for losing Blount.___AP NFL website: and Rob Maaddi on Twitter: read more

The torch passed to Tomlin shines bright, despite opposition (Aug. 30, 2017)

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter MIKE TOMLIN is heading into his eleventh year as Steelers head coach. He’s 103-57, with a Super Bowl win and two AFC Championships on his resume. (Photo by Brian Cook)There will be a passing of a torch, but not the torch when the 2017 NFL season kicks off for the Steelers against Cleveland, Sept. 10.Now hold your horses boys and girls. I am in no way minimizing or trivializing the final preseason “skirmish” between the Steelers and Panthers, Aug. 31 in Charlotte. But…There may be bigger fish to fry with the Steelers as they prepare to open the regular season. There are issues at the backup quarterback position, and a few discrepancies as far as the Steelers’ defensive backfield is concerned, but one thing is clear; If the Steelers’ future NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is injured for any length of time, there will be a huge problem. Let’s begin with the ordained No. 2 QB, Landry Jones. There were a few talking heads promoting that Jones “competed” and “improved” in the Aug. 26 game against the Colts. There are a few barrels filled with yada, yada, yada regarding having an experienced backup signal caller behind Big Ben. Jones was the second of two fourth-round picks that the Steelers had in 2013. He was inactive for all 16 games that year.ANTONIO BROWN LEAPS for a pass during the Aug. 26 preseason matchup vs. the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field. (Photos by Brian Cook)In 2014, Jones was also inactive for the entire season including the Steelers’ one playoff game. Jones had excellent collegiate stats but that skillset has not evolved into his NFL performances, well, maybe with the exception of a flash here and a spark there. Regardless of his recent abdominal injury, he should have dissected an Indianapolis front seven and secondary that was mostly comprised of second stringers. The Steelers should not have lost by four measly points. Jones has had a four-year audition. He’s had many opportunities to stand in for Roethlisberger but the majority of the time, Jones did not stand out. The 2017 preseason should be the final “steel” curtain call for Landry Jones. It is time for Jones to get his last visit from the “Turk” to demand that he turn in his Pittsburgh Steelers playbook. The Steelers must now begin preparing and grooming two hungry rookie quarterbacks, Joshua Dobbs, the former quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers, and Bart Houston from the University of Wisconsin to be the two QBs backing up Roethlisberger.FOLLOWING A YEAR-LONG SUSPENSION, Martavis Bryant seems ready to wreak havoc against opponents this year. Courier Photographer Brian Cook captured Bryant on the sidelines, during the Aug. 26 game against Indianapolis.Recently-reinstated Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant looks to be working himself back into Pittsburgh’s ultra-dangerous offense. Big Ben has to be very happy, happy that No. 10 is back in the saddle again. Before the end of 2017 Roethlisberger and his “crew” are going to have a few NFL defensive coordinators crying in their “brew” trying to figure out a way to cover a Steelers wide receiving corps masquerading as greyhounds for 60 minutes.There have been a few Steelers fans as well as many of the talking heads that “cover” the Steelers pointing out that almost every time the Steelers excelled in the past, it was because Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin inherited most of his personnel from former coach Bill Cowher. However, when Pittsburgh falters, the responsibility for their failures begin and end in the pastures of their current shepherd, Tomlin. There have always been a few more lions and tigers and bears, oh my, in the pasture of the Steelers since Tomlin has possessed the “rod and staff” to oversee the team. Except for the Rooney family, Tomlin did not receive a royal or any other kind of welcome from the fans or the writers when he landed the job as only the third Pittsburgh head coach since 1969, following in the footsteps of the late, great Chuck Noll and the fiery, spittle-in-your-face motivator, Cowher. Michael McCambridge wrote a book titled, Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work. In the book, he writes: “A few weeks after the retirement, Chuck and Marianne were sitting on the Steelers’ private charter jet out of Pittsburgh headed down to Hilton Head. There was one other passenger—Bill Cowher, who’d recently been named to succeed Chuck as head coach. Cowher’s face was an open book; nose broken by too many tackles, thick mustache giving the appearance of a new cop on the beat, an energized conversationalist who occasionally emitted clouds of spittle when he was particularly excited. In personality and demeanor, he was the polar opposite of Chuck. But Cowher also had a deep respect for football history and the tradition he was inheriting in Pittsburgh. Leaning over before takeoff, he said to Chuck, ‘I would appreciate your input. Is there anything you think I should know?’ ‘You’ll be fine,’ Chuck said. ‘Be yourself, do your best, and I am sure you’re going to be fine.’ Of course, Cowher getting the coaching job meant that Joe Greene hadn’t. On the day of Chuck’s retirement press conference, Bill Nunn had brought Greene into his office and counseled him that, while he might be a head coach one day, he was not ready for the job yet. But Greene, as the player most responsible for the Steelers dynasty, and the first—and most important—player Chuck ever drafted, had to be considered for the job.”LOVIN’ THE STEELERS—Courier photographer Brian Cook captures Steelers fans enjoying their time at the Aug. 26 game against the Colts.Noll and the late Bill Nunn Jr., the team’s “superscout,” aside from the players themselves, were two of the most successful talent evaluators in the history of the NFL. Tomlin did not have the opportunity to sit down on a private jet flight with Cowher to discuss the past, present or the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tomlin had and continues to have a large target on his chest and his back. When the torch was passed from Noll to Cowher, it was displayed on the highest hill for all to see. When the torch was passed from Cowher to Tomlin, there was a fire hose ready to snuff it out. But alas, the torch of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mike Tomlin continues to shine bright, illuminating the valley of the Pittsburgh sports world.(Reach Aubrey Bruce at 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

Cut by Browns, Haden signs 3-year deal with Steelers

first_imgThe Pittsburgh Steelers were more than happy to give the longtime Cleveland Browns cornerback a shot at all three.The Steelers signed Haden to a three-year contract on Wednesday night just hours after the Browns granted Haden his release.Haden, a two-time Pro Bowler, gives the defending AFC North champions an upgrade in the secondary in their bid to chase down Super Bowl champion New England.Haden’s deal has a total value of $27 million, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial details were not released. Initial talks between Pittsburgh and Haden were first reported by ESPN.The Browns cut Haden earlier Wednesday, breaking ties with one of the few fixtures for a franchise that has spent the entirety of Haden’s seven-year career rebuilding and then rebuilding some more.They don’t do that in Pittsburgh. The Steelers reached the AFC title game in January only to get blown out by the Patriots, with Tom Brady throwing for 383 yards and three touchdowns.Pittsburgh made taking a more aggressive approach a top priority and Haden is eager to prove he’s still an elite defender after two subpar seasons marred by injury.The former first-round draft pick has 19 interceptions in seven seasons, but has been limited to just 18 games the past two years. Haden’s signing adds spice to the season opener between the Browns and Steelers on Sept. 10.This is the second straight season the Steelers have taken on a former Browns defender late in training camp. Pittsburgh sent a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft to Cleveland last August for former first-round pick Justin Gilbert. Gilbert never earned a starting spot, played in just 12 games and was released the day after the Super Bowl.The expectations will be considerably higher for Haden, who will get a shot to line up opposite Artie Burns.Ross Cockrell and Coty Sensabaugh have spent much of training camp vying for a starting spot, but both could take on lesser roles or perhaps even be out of a job entirely depending on what direction the Steelers want to go in when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Saturday.The Steelers took cornerback Cam Sutton in the third round of the draft and also have veteran William Gay and Mike Hilton in the mix, among others.Pittsburgh went 11-5 last season despite a middling performance against the pass. The Steelers finished 16th in yards passing allowed, 15th in interceptions and ninth in sacks, rankings they have said repeatedly during training camp need to improve if they want any chance at catching up with the Patriots.If Haden can recapture some of the form he displayed in 2013 and 2014, the Steelers could inch closer to ending New England’s vice grip on AFC supremacy.___AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.___For more NFL coverage: and PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden needed a job, a change of scenery and a chance at a Super Bowl. In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) walks off the field after an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)last_img read more

Column: Sentimentality doesn’t go far in the NFL

first_imgIn this photo taken on Friday, July 10, 2015, the Manning Family, from left to right, Peyton, Archie, Cooper and Eli pose for a group photo before they talk to the media about the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. About 1,200 aspiring quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ends practice and learn football fundamentals from the Mannings. (Ted Jackson/ The Times-Picayune via AP)Eli Manning lasted a lot longer than most before being tossed onto the scrap heap that eventually claims almost everyone who has ever strapped on a helmet in the NFL.Sentimentality doesn’t go far in the league, where what you’ve done in past Super Bowls isn’t nearly as important as what you did in your last game.Manning probably understands that better than most, coming as he does from a royal family of NFL quarterbacks. It was just a few years ago that he watched from a distance as his brother was run out of Indianapolis after he was thought too old and decrepit to lead the Colts to another Super Bowl title.Peyton Manning went to Denver and proved them wrong, and Eli Manning may do the same himself. Maybe not for the Giants, but perhaps for another team that could use a quarterback so durable that he started 210 straight games, and so good that he was MVP in two Super Bowl wins.No, this isn’t the end for Eli Manning. Far from it, and it’s not beyond the realm of possibility to think he leads the Giants once again if current management should themselves happen to get sacked in the offseason.If not, there are plenty of teams that would like a crack at a player who is the only quarterback to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in not just one, but two Super Bowls.“Eli’s a big boy, he’s played a lot,” said his father, Archie, who threw passes for 15 years in the NFL. “He’s a tough guy. I’m very confident Eli will handle it.”The way Manning was so unceremoniously removed as a full-time quarterback this week was a bit disconcerting, if nothing else. A coach increasingly desperate for wins not only benched a potential future Hall of Famer, but the player who has been the face of the Giants franchise for more than a decade.“If you had a Mount Rushmore of not only New York Giants but New York athletes, he’d be on it,” said Davis Webb, the rookie quarterback who may end up getting some of Manning’s playing time.Manning would be there indeed, probably occupying the Teddy Roosevelt position right next to Derek Jeter. And that’s part of what makes Manning’s sudden demotion as inexplicable as it was sad.There’s nothing that will happen in the Giants’ final five games that makes coach Ben McAdoo’s decision any easier to digest. The team is playing out a lost season, and any talk about needing to try out Webb or Geno Smith under center is really just talk.What makes it even more puzzling is that this isn’t how the Giants usually do business. This is an old-school franchise that prides itself on stability and deliberate moves, as evidenced by how long former coach Tom Coughlin stuck around.This made the Giants look more like the New York Jets, their stadium partner at the Meadowlands.“This is so much bigger than Eli Manning. This is about an entire organization that has gone sideways,” said NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner. “If you’ve got one guy that represents what this organization has been about and the character and the success of this organization, it’s that guy that has been under center in Eli Manning. He’s never done anything but show character and do things the right way.”Manning showed that by handling his sudden demotion about as professionally as possible, though tears welled in his eyes Tuesday as he discussed it with reporters.“I don’t like it, but it’s part of football, you handle it,” he said. “I didn’t do my job. `’Someone had to take the fall for a miserable 2-9 season and, while Manning is not blameless, it should be noted that 19 Giants are on injured reserve and he has played behind a leaky offensive line that general manager Jerry Reese failed to patch during the offseason. Even Manning’s toughest critics acknowledge that, though the fact remains he’s six years removed from his last Super Bowl win and on the back nine of his career at the age of 36.It’s never really a shock when an NFL player is demoted or cut loose. This is a league that values players only as commodities, which is why even the most elite players get only guaranteed signing bonuses and no guaranteed contracts.Manning is luckier than most because he’ll get a chance to play again, whether in New York or somewhere else. Like his brother before him, he can pretty much pick where he goes and what kind of system he plays under.Yes, Manning deserved better after 14 seasons than an ignominious benching late in a lousy season.For players, though, there are seldom happy endings in the NFL.____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at) or

Filipe Luis will coach Flamengo when he retires

first_img IN SPORT.ES CET Filipe Luis entrenará al Flamengo cuando se retire Sport EN Former Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has revealed that when his career as a player ends, he’ll coach Brazilian side Flamengo. The left back signed a contract with the club until 2021, when he will make the switch to the bench. Upd. at 20:29 “When I started to speak to Flamengo, in the negotiations one of the things that convinced me was that they offered me precisely that, this post-career plan,” he explained. The 34-year-old player told Coluna do Fla, his team’s website, that when he decided to come back to Brazil to wear his childhood club’s shirt, the directors promised him a career as a coach. 31/10/2019 Felipe started off at Figueirense in 2003-04, before moving to Ajax and Real Madrid Castilla, and later to Deportivo la Coruna (06-10). Then he signed for Atletico (10-14), Chelsea (14-15) and back to Atletico (15-19) before joining Flamengo.last_img read more