New York Yankees re-sign manager Joe Girardi
My client obviously overreacted in that manner, but he is not this thug assaulting someone who’s harmless, contrary to the public opinion that’s being put out there.” Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Lien was in his Range Rover on his way back from an outing to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. Dozens of bikers swarmed past him on Manhattan’s West Side Highway. A cycle quickly slowed down in front of Lien, who bumped its rear tire, slightly injuring rider Christopher Cruz. Lien pulled to a stop, and angry bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking its tires, police said. Lien stepped on the gas, plowing into three more bikers, including Mieses, who was critically injured. One of the bikers, wearing a helmet camera caught the dust-up on video, which later in an edited version appeared on the Internet. It showed the Range Rover stopping at a later point with the biker gang still in pursuit. A man, who police say was Sims, got off his motorcycle and opened Lien’s door, police spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday. Lien drove off with his door slightly open, but further down the road, traffic backed up, cutting off his path, and allowing the motorcyclists to corner him. A biker, who police identify as Chance, smashed the driver’s side window with his helmet. That’s where the video ended. Afterward, some of the bikers dragged Lien from the vehicle and beat him, police said.
With backing from the British Consulate General and the U.K. government, the winners of the inaugural GREAT Tech Awards are being flown to London next week to attend a weeklong business development trip a launching point for them to build their brands overseas. BRITISH CONSULATE KICKS OFF AWARD TO HELP NEW YORK TECH STARTUPS BUILD U.K. PRESENCE Among the selected winners are a midtown-based charity auction site and a SoHo firm that specializes in outdoor advertising. These companies are smart because they already understood why its necessary to take their businesses to a global level now they can start doing it, Ben Lerer, co-founder of Thrillist and a tech awards judge, told the Daily News. The winners will hobnob with execs from the Royal Bank of Scotland, reps from the Prime Ministers Office and get legal and accounting advice from top firms. Coppy Holzman Charitybuzz CEO Coppy Holzman (center) with Chevy Chase and Ted Danson. One of Holzmans first clients was Chase, whom he met at a gala in Connecticut for former President Clinton. Ultimately, British officials see this as an opportunity to build on New York and Londons thriving tech scenes, where major players such as Facebook, Twitter and Google all have offices. Heres a look at the winners in each of the five categories: Charitybuzz (lifestyle) The charity auction site , founded in 2005, allows users to bid on high-end designer products and meet-and-greets with celebs. Its on track this year to raise $100 million for charity and register 100,000 bidders, said CEO and founder Coppy Holzman. With each auction, the midtown company earns a 20% profit, while the rest goes to the charity of that celebritys choosing. www.charitybuzz.com Among the items up for auction on Charitybuzz is an autographed Bon Jovi leather jacket. London is already Charitybuzzs third-largest market behind New York and Los Angeles thanks to working with British entertainers such as Paul McCartney and Elton John. We already have a database of donors and bidders from the U.K., but we have no office there! Holzman told The News.
New York tech startups awarded opportunity to launch in London
Organizers say a contingency plan is available, if needed. By Nicole Lyn Pesce / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:33 AM New York City Marathon runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 2000. If the government wont budge, 48,000 New York City Marathon runners might have to. The Nov. 3 race usually begins at Staten Islands federally run Fort Wadsworth Park, but Washington gridlock has shut down the starting line less than four weeks before the worlds most crowded 26.2-mile race kicks off. Oy vey, what would happen if they canceled two years in a row? asked runner Sally Cohen Stilwell, 39, still reeling from last years eleventh-hour marathon cancellation days after Hurricane Sandy hit. Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News Runners head into Brooklyn after the start of the NYC Marathon in Staten Island. Race organizers vowed that the run will go on. RELATED: RUNNING DOC: DISSECTING ORTHOKINE AND PRP The marathon will proceed, a New York Road Runners spokesperson emailed. We have contingency plans to alter the runner staging area of the race. She didnt elaborate on how they plan to relocate tens of thousands of runners, volunteers, medics and security personnel from the 226-acre park, or whether the race would still start on Staten Island.
New York City Marathon will not be stopped by shutdown, but starting line may change
“I feel very flattered and grateful that I have this opportunity and I look forward to it,” Girardi said on a conference call. Despite reports in the U.S. media that he was considering moving back to Chicago, Girardi said he never even spoke to the Cubs after his wife and children told him they wanted to stay in the Big Apple. “There were some things that we had to work through but my family played an important role with this,” Girardi said. “We had to decide what was best for all of us … so we put all that together and we’re glad we’re back.” Girardi has already been manager of the Yankees – one of the most highly scrutinized jobs in professional sports – for six seasons, steering the pinstripes to a record 27th World Series Championship in 2009. He also won the World Series three times as a catcher with the Yankees, in 1996, 1998 and 1999, as part of a 15-year playing career that also included stints with the Cubs (twice), Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals. “You hear stuff and you read things but our lives have been here for six years,” Girardi said. “Chicago was the team I grew up rooting for so Chicago will always a hold a special place in my heart but this place is special to me too. “This place has been really good to us and our family and my wife and our kids are established here.” Girardi began his managerial career with the Florida Marlins, winning the National League Manager of the Year award in 2006, before taking charge of the Yankees in 2008.