President Donald Trump is going shopping for a new border wall.
The president is testing out a few prototypes for his proposed 2,000-mile wall on the Mexican border. Eight samples were recently erected in San Diego, with the smallest at 18 feet high and the tallest at 30 feet. Trump is expected to pick his favorite at the end of the month.
Designed to "deter illegal crossings," the wall could cost an estimated $20 billion. But the president asked Congress for just $1.6 billion, saying Mexico will eventually pay the rest of the bill.
LAUREL, Md. (ABC7) —
"Some type of explosion" in the back of an Olive Garden in Laurel, Md. Wednesday afternoon left a massive hole through its structure, Mark Brady a spokesperson for Prince George's Fire Department tweeted with an attached video.
In the video, Brady says there was no active fire or reports of injuries.
A spokesperson for the city of Laurel called it a "gas explosion" and says around 15 employees and 70 guests escaped.
Cherry Lane and 4th Street were shut down following the explosion.
The restaurant is located at 1465 Baltimore Avenue.
This is a developing story.
More than 200 NFL players have taken a knee during the national anthem, far more than the half a dozen players that Goodell claimed.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell falsely claimed that only “six or seven players” were actually protesting the national anthem during a press conference following the annual fall owners meeting on Wednesday.
A reporter asked Goodell about the NFL players manual which states:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.”
“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
“Well, I think one of the things we need to keep the focus on is, again, we believe our players should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our game and our moments, and we believe in that,” Goodell responded.
“I think we also have to keep focus on [the fact that] we have about six or seven players that are involved with this protest at this point,” Goodell continued.
Goodell’s claim that only about a half dozen player are involved in the national anthem protest is blatantly false.
The New York Post reported in September:
“More than 200 NFL players defiantly took a knee during the national anthem at their games Sunday while hundreds of other grid stars locked arms with their coaches — and even some team owners — in protest of President Trump, who had ripped the league over the weekend.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not been very good at football. Consequently, their fans have spoken out against them in a variety of ways. Though on Sunday, a group of fans took things to an entirely new level.
While the Jags prepared to fight yet another losing battle on the field against the Rams. A small plane flew over the field, pulling a banner behind it.
The banner read: “Be American. Boycott the Jags & the NFL.”
The banner urging fans to boycott the team came two weeks after fifteen Jaguars were seen taking a knee during the U.S. national anthem, ahead of a September 24 game played overseas at Britain’s Wembley Stadium.
David Daoud Wright, an Islamic State-inspired jihadi, has been found guilty on all of the counts he faced in connection with a plot to head a prominent blogger.
Wright, 28, was found guilty today in federal court in Boston of conspiracy to provide support for a foreign terrorist group, conspiracy and obstruction of justice, for recruiting his uncle, Usaamah Rahim, 26, and Nicholas Rovinski, 26, to carry out an ISIS-inspired plot to behead New York political activist Pamela Geller and police officers. Rahim was shot dead by Boston police and federal agents when he confronted them with a knife two years ago.
Rovinski pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS and commit acts of terrorism in exchange for a 15- to 22-year sentence. He testified against Wright and is due to be sentenced Dec. 5.
Wright is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19.
A black man on a Metrobus attacked a 52-year-old disabled, homeless passenger, spitting in his face, and blaming the victim, who is white, for decades of slavery in the United States, police say.
The incident occurred on a Q1 bus, which had departed the Silver Spring Transit Center and was headed for the Shady Grove Metro Station. It was around 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 24.
According to court documents, Marquis Evans-Royster, 27, approached the disabled, homeless man, looked directly into his eyes and stated, "You owe me for making my grandmother a slave."
The victim remained calm and did his best to ignore the racially motivated comments. However, the confrontation became tenser when Evans-Royster allegedly began to rummage through the victim's pockets. A number of bystanders attempted to intervene, prompting Evans-Royster to charge at various passengers, spit in the victim's face and threaten to douse the victim with a cup full of urine.
"Who carries around a bottle a urine," Metrobus rider Desi Cureton stated with a confused look upon his face. "If I was the judge, I would send him for mental health evaluation."
The bus driver threatened to call the police, prompting Evans-Royster to exit the bus near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Connecticut Avenue. Yet, before fleeing, the 27-year-old allegedly snapped off one of the bus’ side view mirrors, valued at around $250.
The FBI reportedly found 2,800 government documents on disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's personal laptop computer that were related to his estranged wife's work as Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff during her tenure as secretary of state.
The conservative group Judicial Watch reported Tuesday that the State Department received the documents from the FBI after Judicial Watch sued the department when it failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The documents were sent to Weiner's computer by Huma Abedin, a revelation that came to light in the closing days of last year's presidential campaign.
"This is a disturbing development. Our experience with Abedin’s emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. "When will the Justice Department do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law?"
Judicial Watch initially sued the State Department in May 2015, after it failed to respond to a request to produce all official emails sent or received by Abedin using a non-government address.
In a court filing, the State Department said it expected to review and produce the entire cache of 2,800 documents by the end of this year. However, the government filing also suggests that some of the material is "duplicative" of other records that have already been made public.
Last month, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to sending sexually explicit texts across state lines to a 15-year-old girl. Similar indiscretions, first as a congressman and then as a candidate for New York City mayor, had scuppered Weiner's political career.
Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner earlier this year.
Watch the uncontrollable joy of a woman liberated from ISIS by Kurdish forces in Raqqa, Syria. The first thing she does is tear off the burqa she was forced to wear by the terror organization.
Playboy Magazine announced its November issue will feature the magazine’s first transgender Playmate: French model Ines Rau.
“It’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually,” the model said in a Playboy announcement. “I took that chance, and then I signed with an agency.
The move from Playboy comes just weeks after the death of the magazine’s founder, Hugh Hefner. The media icon died on September 27. The November issue pays tribute to Hefner on the magazine’s cover.
“I always knew from within, when I was a little kid in my room in the ghetto, that a beautiful destiny was waiting for me,” Rau stated. “I don’t know how to explain it. A little voice was telling me, ‘You’ll see. Patience.’ ”
The model claims to be a “tenacious advocate” on a variety of causes but says, “I will always fight for LGBTQ rights and women’s rights, but above everything else, my cause is the environment. Nothing touches me more than fighting against global warming. I was made to fight for the planet—the forest, the animals, the air. If I get famous, that’s my first battle.”
Rau says the photo shoot for Playboy is a compliment. “Am I really going to be a Playmate—me?” Rau asked. “It’s the most beautiful compliment I’ve ever received. It’s like getting a giant bouquet of roses.”
A 20-year-old millionaire's daughter killed six people after she "jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd" at a pedestrian crossing, say police. There was carnage of the streets of Ukrainian city Kharkiv after her speeding Lexus struck a VW Touareg before completely overturning and landing on its wheels and then crashing into a group waiting to cross the road. Six were killed and a dozen more injured in the collision. Heiress Alyona Zaitseva's armed bodyguards drove up in two jeeps immediately after the crash and protected her from a furious crowd who witnessed the appalling crash. The dead included a 15-year-old schoolgirl. "It's like a war zone," said one onlooker seeking to care for the injured. A 20-year-old millionaire's daughter killed six people after she "jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd" at a pedestrian crossing, say police. There was carnage of the streets of Ukrainian city Kharkiv after her speeding Lexus struck a VW Touareg before completely overturning and landing on its wheels and then crashing into a group waiting to cross the road. Six were killed and a dozen more injured in the collision. Heiress Alyona Zaitseva's armed bodyguards drove up in two jeeps immediately after the crash and protected her from a furious crowd who witnessed the appalling crash. The dead included a 15-year-old schoolgirl. Grandmother screams in terror as overtaking truck smashes head-on into her car Ms Zaitseva, 20, daughter of local energy company multi-millionaire Vasily Zaitsev, was uninjured. A shocking video of the aftermath of the crash showed bodies strewn on the pavement. Among the seriously wounded is a woman who is seven months pregnant, described as being in a grave condition in hospital. Student Ms Zaitseva was detained initially for three days. Police said she was found not to have been drinking before the crash. If convicted she faces up to ten years in jail. Local bloggers expressed fears that because of her powerful father she will be exonerated despite witnesses saying she sped through the red light. The driver of the Touareg, Gennady Dronov, 49, was on a green light when the vehicles collided, according to witnesses. Three of the dead were named as Elena Berchenko, 25, Yury Neudachin, 24, Oksana Nesterenko, 36.
STUNNED researchers have discovered 400 mysterious stone structures in Saudi Arabia which date back thousands of years, it has been revealed.
Experts are still unsure as to the purpose of the structures, but some of them were found to be draped over lava domes – a mound shaped area where lava has dried near volcanoes.
The stone walls, which have been called “gates” as they resemble field gates when viewed aerially, were found in a region in west-central Saudi Arabia called Harrat Khaybar.
David Kennedy, a professor at the University of Western Australia, who helped to discover the gates through satellite imagery, said they "are stone-built, the walls roughly made and low.”
He adds that they "appear to be the oldest man-made structures in the landscape,” and that "no obvious explanation of their purpose can be discerned”.
Fifteen months before the 13 members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as CFIUS, approved the sale of the Canadian company Uranium One to Russia’s nuclear arm giant Rosatom, the FBI began investigating persons who were connected to the Russian state corporation. The FBI said in court documents and in interviews conducted by Circa that by 2010 they had gathered enough evidence to prove that Rosatom-connected officials were engaged in a global bribery schedule that included kickbacks and money laundering. FBI officials said the investigation could have prevented the sale of Uranium One, which controlled 20 percent of U.S. uranium supply under U.S. law.
The deal which required approval by CFIUS, an inter-agency committee who reviews transactions that leads to a change of control of a U.S. business to a foreign person or entity that may have an impact on the national security of the United States. At the time of the Uranium One deal the panel was chaired by then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and included then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-Attorney General Eric Holder.
By the time CFIUS approved the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom the FBI’s investigation had already gathered substantial evidence of bribery and kickbacks against a Russian national, Vadim Mikerin, who was then a top official with Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary, according to court documents. The FBI said while at Tenex, which was located in Maryland, Mikerin was involved in multiple bribery and kickback schemes.
In a 2015 affidavit, FBI officials said Mikerin, “with the consent of higher level officials at Tenex and Rosatom (both Russian state-owned entities), would offer no-bid contracts to U.S. businesses in exchange for kickbacks in the form of money...” made to offshore accounts, stated the affidavit in support of a search warrant. Mikerin pled guilty to the allegations.
James has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and spoke at length about his social activism at the Cavs' media day.
"I will in my voice, I will in my passion, I will in my money, I will in my resources to my youth and my inner city and outside my inner city to let these kids know that there is hope, there is greater walks of life, and not one individual, no matter if it's the president of the United States...can stop your dreams from becoming a reality," James said.
During the national anthem before the game, all Cavaliers players stood while linking arms, while the Celtics players stood as normal.
In September, after NFL players sparked debate within that league over protests during the national anthem, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he expected NBA players to stand during the national anthem.
"We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem," Silver said. "It's been our rule as long as I've been involved with the league, and my expectation is that our players will continue to stand for the anthem."
John Solomon: I can confirm tonight. I am reporting this out tonight Senator Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, began an investigation last week specifically asking all the CFIUS members did you know there was a criminal investigation. This is going to become one of the most important investigations that is going to evolve this fall.
A white supremacist active as recently as the start of this year says today he is publicly renouncing 40 years of hate. Speaking on Channel 4 News he comes out as gay for the first time – and admits to a violent past.
After a lifetime of involvement with the far-right Kevin Wilshaw announces on Channel 4 News that he is leaving the movement – at the same time publicly coming out as gay.
The well known National Front organiser in the 1980s was still active in white supremacist groups earlier this year – including speaking at events.
But tonight on Channel 4 News he explains for the very first time why he is publicly disavowing the movement – sharing his secrets, explaining how he was both a Neo-Nazi and of Jewish heritage , while admitting to violent acts and what motivated his hatred.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came face to face with protesters Tuesday in the lobby of the Manhattan hotel where the NFL's fall meetings are going on and got an earful.
Jones, according to multiple reports, paused and turned back to listen to what was being said.
"Gladiators who are well paid to beat each other's brains outs, but have to keep their mouths shut for talking about injustice," one of the protesters said (via The Dallas Morning News). "Look at the videos of the police getting away with murder, and tell me the players are wrong to protest it and that they have no right to do that.
"People need to take a knee against white supremacy and people need to stand up against you and your buddy Donald Trump and drive this whole regime out and it begins Nov. 4."
On 22 September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, nearly 1000 soldiers were deployed in the favela of Rocinha. Local traffickers and gangs defended themselves by triggering numerous heavy weapon shootings. One inhabitant filmed one of them from his window.
Soldiers kept patrolling the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday where new shootouts erupted early in the morning.
The government deployed the Brazilian army in Rio's largest slum on Friday afternoon after the violence forced authorities to shut roads, close schools and health units and isolate the area for a few hours.
The defence ministry said as many as 950 troops were deployed around the perimeter of Rocinha, where some of the most intense battles took place.
The troops would provide backup so that military police, including elite squads of commandos, could go after traffickers in the hills that make up the sprawling community in the city's south, defense ministry spokesman Raul Jungmann said.
The operation comes just as the city is hosting the Rock in Rio festival, featuring concerts by groups such as Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Military police, tasked with patrolling and going after suspects, had been doing operations in Rocinha since Monday.
The intensity of the firefights - gunshots are often heard in Rio - increased on Friday and erupted in other neighbourhoods, including Alemao, Dona Marta, Vila Kennedy and Chapeu Mangueira.
Several gangs are fighting for predominance in Rocinha and violence also is fed by armed militias of former police and military personnel that sometimes take security into their own hands.
About 8,500 troops were deployed in August to try to curb rising violence a year after Rio hosted the Summer Olympics.
However, the troops have mostly been patrolling, not engaging with traffickers.
Skunk John McCain ran his entire reelection campaign on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Then in August he voted against EVEN OPENING DEBATE on the failed healthcare bill -- killing it before new options were ever discussed. Today he unloaded on FOX News reporter Peter Doocy for asking if he is voting in protest of Trump.
Donnie Darko fans may have missed one important part of the movie, the reason? It happened over a decade after the movie was released!
Look closely at the timeline in the movie, and notice it syncs up perfectly with the death certificate of the Las Vegas terrorist, Stephen Haddock.
Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Mr. Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the fire to stay warm. But it was a balmy 78 degrees when he and the plume of smoke were first observed.
Mr. Gonzalez was booked into the Sonoma County Jail for suspicion of felony arson. His bail was set at a steep $110,000, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff Public Information Officer.
Vladimir Putin has been showing off his military prowess with a series of huge military exercises. More than 1,000 infantry personnel took part in drills in the Kamchatka region in eastern Russia. Land soldiers practised defending the coast while marines from the Primorsky Krai region worked on military attacks. Troops opened fire on targets at land and at sea, and weapons used included self-propelled multiple-launch rocket systems and Mil Mi-8 helicopters. A video of the drills was released by the press service of the Eastern Military District in charge of the Pacific Fleet, which said the operation had been a success.
Authorities say a 325-pound woman is charged with killing a 9-year-old girl by sitting on the child as punishment. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report identifies Posey as the girl’s cousin. Posey told deputies she was sitting on Dericka Lindsay because the girl was “out of control.” During the punishment, Dericka told Posey and two other adult relatives, identified in the report as her parents, that she couldn’t breathe. When Posey got up, Dericka wasn’t breathing. Authorities said Posey called 911 and started CPR on the child. The girl was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
“The league has agreed to finance a social activism boot camp at Morehouse College in February,” ESPN’s Jim Trotter reported on Monday.
The boot camp will reportedly take place over two days and will include professional athletes from other leagues besides the NFL. “And then, the organizers of that curriculum will work with the players throughout the year to try and teach them to get their message out and be most effective with it,” Trotter added.
The NFL has also reportedly agreed to back criminal justice reform legislation recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators.
Sweden - Another example of the unholy alliance between the left and Islam. The tolerant liberal Swedish woman tries to justify and praises the polygamy of the Syrian migrants. Patriarchy and male domination are unacceptable, unless it's Muslims.
In the video fragment above, the male Syrian migrant explains that he has two homes, two wives for which he receives 735 euro in government welfare “per wife” and nine children, who all live on the premise. He continues by saying that in Syria this was not a problem, and that a man could even marry three to four women. He continues by (jokingly?) saying he now plans to marry a third woman, a Swedish one.
The Dutch presenter continues by (jokingly?) saying: “I can feel some enrichment of Swedish culture going on here“.
But leave it to the Swedish woman present to overdo it and to go beyond parody:
“What I’ve learned, during my years working with people from different countries, is that you have to be very respectful of different cultures, because in every culture there is something that is better than in your culture.
In the tradition where they come from, the wife has to do a lot. They have to serve the man. And that’s very hard. If you have a few kids, you need to wash, you need to cook, you need to go shopping. So actually, there are women who tell their husband to get a second wife. And they are involved in looking for a good second wife. I can feel like that sometimes too!”
Leaked police body cam footage shows a recent moment in which Mexican officers were ambushed by a cartel attack.
The ambush occurred in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua. While the cartel caught the police off guard, officers were quickly able to fire back, shooting with assault rifles and using their vehicles for cover.
It's unclear which branch of the cartel staged the ambush, but these shootouts are not unusual in Mexico. More than 200,000 people have been killed or abducted since the government declared war on organized crime in 2006.
Former, turned traitor Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.
IAF attacked targets in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday evening in retaliation for 2 rockets fired from there into Israel hours earlier, according a report today in the London-based newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. The Islamic State in Sinai took responsibility for the shooting. One of the rockets exploded in open space in the Eshkol Regional Council near Gaza and was located following the IDF's searches. The report quotes tribal factions from the area claiming that Israeli jets were seen flying in the skies shortly after the launches. A video filmed in the Gaza region which has recently surfaced purports to show the rockets being launched. According to the report, the IAF jets appeared only once the Egyptian air force completed its own strikes in the areas of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid in northern Sinai.
A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a large town on Malta’s main island, when the bomb went off, sending the vehicle’s wreckage spiraling over a wall and into a field, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
Caruana Galizia’s death resulted from a “barbaric attack” that also amounted to an assault on freedom of expression, Muscat said. He said the journalist “was one of my harshest critics, on a political and personal level” as he denounced her slaying.
One of the topics she examined was the Maltese content in the Panama Papers leaked in 2016. She wrote that Muscat’s wife, the country’s energy minister and the government’s chief-of-staff had offshore holdings in Panama to receive money from Azerbaijan.
Muscat and his wife, Michelle, denied they had companies in Panama.
Caruana Galizia filed a police report two weeks ago saying she was receiving threats, law enforcement officials told Malta news outlets on Monday.
The slain journalist had written a twice-weekly column for The Malta Independent since 1996 and wrote a blog, “Running Commentary.”
Russian president Vladimir Putin could not help laughing when Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachov mentioned exporting pork to Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country.
During the October 13 meeting on the development of agriculture, Tkachov proposed increasing pork meat exports to Asia.
“They (Germany) send half their pork to export. Look at Germany’s numbers: five and a half million tonnes of pork produced a year, of that almost three million is exported to all countries, to China, to Indonesia, to Japan, Korea, and so on,” said Tkachov.
To which Putin responded: “Indonesia is a Muslim country. They do not eat pork there.”
“Very well, said Tkachov, before adding “what’s the difference?”
Putin then laughed and covered his face.
Eating pork is prohibited in the Muslim religion.
The Blaine County Prosecutor says Boise Police officers involved in a fatal shooting of a man in the foothills earlier this year were justified in the shooting. On March 18, police say Benjamin C. Barnes was threatening to shoot hikers and dogs in the Hulls Gulch area. One dog was eventually fatally shot by Barnes, officials say. Officers say they saw Barnes take an aggressive shooters stance and begin to discharge several rounds from a firearm toward them. Officers returned fire and fatally wounded Barnes. “This was a very dangerous situation for our officers and for the community, my deepest thanks go out to the officers who put themselves in the line of fire to protect our citizens,” said Boise Police Chief William Bones. “While our hearts go out to both Barnes’ and Moses’ family for their losses, we are grateful no additional members of the community or officers were injured or killed.” Prosecuting attorney Jim Thomas released the following statement:
“The officers utilized lawful legal force in reaction to a deadly threat when Benjamin Barnes pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them and discharged several rounds towards the officers after officers gave verbal commands to come out of the bushes and show his hands. The video and photography evidence depict the crime scene area at the time of the incident as being on an open hillside with sage brush, small trees and ground vegetation." "The officers were essentially without protective cover when Barnes began shooting at them while being approximately 50 yards away. The actions of the Boise police officers in shooting Benjamin C. Barnes were completely justified in order to neutralize the lethal threat that he (Barnes) presented to not only the police officers but to citizens who may have unwittingly come upon the scene.”
Twenty-two year old Elijah Arnold took down an alleged robber early Thursday morning at an IHOP restaurant on the northwest side.
"I just heard the register popping ...I stepped out and looked and there he was pulling the register out and everything so I just took off, my instinct kicked in and I took off full speed at him," Arnold said.
He says the man hit him with a crow bar, but he was able to get him into a submission hold thanks to his training as a third degree black belt in mixed martial arts.
"He tries to start apologizing and, 'man I'm so sorry. I know I hit you. I know I'm trying to steal your money, but just give it to me. I need it really bad' and everything like that," he said.
Arnold says in some ways he could relate. After working at IHOP for four years, he went down the wrong path and ended up homeless and addicted to drugs.
"That's kind of when everything went down the drain," he said.
Since then, he's cleaned up his life and IHOP gave him a second chance. He says that's another reason he was so quick to act.
"When I walked up to my managers today...they just congratulated me and said thank you and that was the biggest thing that I could have was the thank you from my managers," he said.