January 24, 2021

Army officer completes Leh-Manali bicycle ride in record time

Mumbai, Oct 13 (PTI) The 472-km road from Leh to Manali is considered a challenge even for motorists and truck drivers because of the altitude gain and a mercurial weather.

Army officer Lt Col Bharat Pannu traversed the route — one of the highest motorable stretches in the world — in 35 hours and 25 minutes on bicycle two days ago. He is now hoping to enter the record books.

Pannu started from Leh on Saturday morning and reached Manali on Sunday night.

‘The 50-km climb to Tanglang La (5,328 mtrs from sea level) was a killing one, but the sunset over the pass was beautiful. At night, temperature dropped to -12 degrees Celsius,’ Col Pannu told PTI on the phone from Chandigarh.

According to him, no official speed records were maintained for cyclists on the route, but some cyclists had finished the distance in 49 hours.

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Driver with marijuana shake on his lap and straight face tells officer his vehicle is clean: Broadview Heights Police Blotter


Drug abuse, I-77: On Sept. 12, police observed a speeding black Toyota Corolla traveling northbound on I-77.

The officer noted the Toyota’s registration expired in June. While talking to the driver, who said he was going a little too fast to pass other vehicles, the officer smelled marijuana.

In plain sight, the officer saw a glass jar containing residue. When the driver exited the Toyota, the officer observed shake on his lap.

When asked about the odor and the shake, the driver had no idea and stressed there was nothing inside of the Corolla.

During a search of the Toyota, police found marijuana and a scale. Due to the fact the driver didn’t show any signs of impairment, he was released from the scene.

However, the driver did get cited for speeding, expired plates, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Icahn Automotive Appoints Elisa Bannon-Jones Chief People Officer and Deborah Brundage Chief Marketing Officer

Bannon-Jones and Brundage to lead the Human Resources and Marketing Strategies

Icahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates leading service provider Pep Boys, has announced the appointment of two senior executives: Elisa Bannon-Jones as Chief People Officer (CPO) and Deborah Brundage as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Bannon-Jones will lead the overall human resources strategy, overseeing compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, and performance and development. Brundage will direct the Company’s marketing, communications, and customer experience strategies, with a strong focus on consumer insights and digital engagement.

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Elisa Bannon-Jones, Chief People Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Brian Kaner, CEO – Service said, “Our people and customers are central to everything we do. Elisa and Deborah both bring significant executive expertise and unique perspectives that we are confident will strengthen our culture, enhance our customer experience, and improve our

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Man smashes patrol car window, pepper-sprays Portland police officer: cops

A heavily armed Oregon man smashed the window of a parked patrol car in broad daylight Sunday and pepper-sprayed an officer who was doing paperwork inside, authorities said.

The cop was sitting in the vehicle around 9:40 a.m. when 41-year-old John Russell broke the back window, deployed his pepper spray and ran to his own car in a random and disturbing attack in Portland, according to police.

The officer managed to broadcast the suspect’s description through his radio and the assailant was caught just six blocks away, the Portland Police Department said in a news release.

Inside Russell’s car, police found throwing knives, rocks, a laser pointer, a slingshot, window punch tools, pepper spray and other items, according to the release.

The Portland resident was arrested and charged with assaulting a public safety officer, aggravated harassment and first-degree criminal mischief, all felonies. He was released hours later after posting bond,

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Smith Transportation Services Appoints Jonathan Adams as Chief Executive Officer

The Post Capital Partners’ portfolio company enhances its leadership team to accelerate the strategic expansion of its attractive Load-to-Ride service within its existing and new geographies

Smith Transportation Services, LLC, a national full-service third-party logistics & asset-light transportation services provider, and a portfolio company of Post Capital Partners, is excited to announce the appointment of Jonathan Adams to its industry-leading management team as Chief Executive Officer.

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Mr. Adams has spent his entire 25-year career in the Transportation & Logistics industry as an investment banker, strategic advisor, board member, operational leader, and consultant. He has previously led the Transportation & Logistics Advisory Teams at Houlihan Lokey, Sterne Agee & Leach, and Deloitte. Adams also served as President & Chief Executive Officer of SeaCo Ltd where he led the company from bankruptcy in 2009 until its sale in 2011 to HNA

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Portland Man, Who Broke Police Patrol Car Window And Pepper-Sprayed Officer, Arrested


  • An officer was inside the vehicle doing some paperwork when the man attacked him
  • The suspect fled in his own car and was detained six blocks away from the scene
  • The motive for the attack was not clear

A Portland man, who broke the window of a police bureau patrol vehicle and set off a pepper spray inside the car that was occupied by an officer, was arrested Sunday.

The man, identified as John Russell, 41, approached the marked police vehicle and broke the rear window before setting off a pepper-spray near the unsuspecting Portland Police Bureau (PPB) patrol officer. He then fled the scene in his own car. The motive behind the attack was not clear.

The incident occurred at around 9.00 a.m. EDT when the unidentified officer was doing paperwork inside his patrol car in the area near South Corbett Avenue and South Lane Street, Portland

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Portland Man Attacks Police Car, Pepper-Sprays Officer Inside

A man has been arrested after allegedly smashing a Portland Police patrol vehicle window and setting off pepper spray as an officer was sat inside.

a bunch of items that are sitting on a table: Portland Police later found a number of a number of items such as pepper spray, throwing knives and rocks inside the suspect's car.

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Portland Police later found a number of a number of items such as pepper spray, throwing knives and rocks inside the suspect’s car.

John B. Russell, 41, of Portland, has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a public safety officer, aggravated harassment and criminal mischief in the first degree following the incident, which occurred on Sunday morning.

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At 9:39 a.m., an officer working the 881 district in Central Precinct was parked in a marked patrol vehicle doing paperwork in the area of South Corbett Avenue and South Lane Street.

A male suspect then approached the police car and broke

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Portland officer pepper-sprayed by man who broke patrol car window, police say

Portland police arrested a man who investigators say broke the window of a Portland police patrol car and pepper-sprayed an officer who was sitting inside.

According to police, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the officer was doing paperwork while sitting in a marked patrol car in the area of South Corbett Avenue and South Lane Street when a man broke out the back window of the vehicle and pepper-sprayed the interior of the car.

Police say the man then ran to a vehicle and drove off but was stopped about six blocks away by the officer who was inside the patrol vehicle, and by other officers.

According to police, the officer recognized the vehicle as one that had been following him earlier, and an occupant, John B. Russell, 41, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of assaulting a public safety officer, aggravated harassment, and criminal

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U.S. Marshals capture man accused of dragging police officer with car in Portage County

RAVENNA, Ohio — U.S. Marshals arrested a 22-year-old man accused of dragging a North Jackson police officer with a car Wednesday night.

Authorities found Nicholas Roman Friday morning hiding in a bathtub in a home on East Highland Road near North Walnut Street in Ravenna, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Roman is being held in the Portage County Jail until he can be transferred over to Mahoning County to face charges of attempted murder and felonious assault against a police officer, the release says.

A North Jackson police officer stopped Roman on Salem-Warren Road just north of Blott Road for an unspecified traffic violation, the release says.

While the officer spoke to Roman, he grabbed the officer’s arm and dragged him by the car, the release says.

The officer freed himself and Roman took off. The officer went to a local hospital for his injuries.

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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester’s Head Leads To Suspension

A Seattle police officer seen on video posted to social media earlier this week walking his bike over the head of a protester lying on the ground has been suspended while authorities investigate the incident.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave after the head of the city’s civilian-led Office of Police Accountability, Andrew Myerberg, asked for a criminal investigation into the matter, citing “potential violations” of police policy “as well as potential criminal conduct.”

Neither the officer nor the protester have been officially named.

In a statement, the Seattle Police Department said Thursday that it had referred the incident to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

“During the demonstration that occurred last night, the Seattle Police Department was notified of an incident where, on video, it appears an SPD officer walked the wheels of his bicycle over an individual lying in the street,” the department said, adding that it

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