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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Sagaponack man who admitted to torching a $34 million oceanfront mansion on Dune Road in Bridgehampton last year will spend a year in a psychiatric facility after reaching a plea deal.David Osiecki pleaded guilty to arson Tuesday before Judge Fernando Comacho at Suffolk County Court. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors said the 65-year-old arsonist will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and a year’s probation in an inpatient psychiatric facility.“The victim of the arson is amenable to this disposition,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “If and when the defendant completes his psychiatric hospitalization, he will then serve five more years of probation with mental health conditions.”Authorities said that in April 2014 Osiecki torched a 1,600-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms reportedly belonging to a fellow developer.If Osiecki violates probation during his year in a residential psychiatric facility, the court can potentially sentence Osiecki to up to 15 years in prison.last_img read more

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first_img February 13, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditColumbia (6-16, 1-5) vs. Dartmouth (7-14, 0-6)Edward Leede Arena, Hanover, New Hampshire; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Dartmouth looks for its fourth straight win over Columbia at Edward Leede Arena. The last victory for the Lions at Dartmouth was a 77-60 win on Jan. 29, 2016. Dartmouth looks for home win vs Columbiacenter_img Associated Press SENIOR STUDS: Dartmouth’s Chris Knight, James Foye and Ian Sistare have combined to score 45 percent of the team’s points this season, including 44 percent of all Big Green scoring over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Mike Smith has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all Columbia field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 30 field goals and 16 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 65: Columbia is 0-14 when it allows at least 65 points and 6-2 when it holds opponents to less than 65.FLOOR SPACING: Columbia’s Jake Killingsworth has attempted 115 3-pointers and connected on 35.7 percent of them, and is 6 for 19 over the past five games.DID YOU KNOW: Columbia has committed a turnover on just 17.3 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top percentage among all Ivy League teams. The Lions have turned the ball over only 12.1 times per game this season.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ghana Football Association President  says Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye is to blame for the lack of concrete decision on bonsuses for the Black Stars in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.Kwasi Nyantakyi says management team has been denied involvement in bonus negotiations because of the Minister’s “Strange modern management style.”At a media briefing in Accra Tuesday, Mr Nyantakyi said the Sports Minister has disregarded the caretakers of the Black Stars because of his belief that they are siphoning state funds.”On the eve of the match with Uganda he had a meeting with players without management for well over three hours and at the end of the meeting the players did not have enough time to rest,” he said reprovingly.Mr Vanderpuye has had issues with members of the Black Stars management team over suspicion that they are not acting in the interest of Ghana.Relations between him and the FA President has been frosty since he was sworn-in as Minister by the outgoing President John Mahama. In August, 2016 Mr Nyantakyi had accused the Minister of engaging the media more than he did with the Football Association.”We do not have any problem with the Minister; he has chosen to engage us through the media [and] anytime we hear of any meeting between him and us, we hear it through the media,” he mockingly said.Mr Vanderpuye was also to state during a media interview in August that he has nothing against the FA and its leadership.He stated that “When the President swore me in as the Sports Minister, he told me to work to raise the image of football in Ghana high but people think I have problem with them.””I only want the right thing to be done,” he said. But the FA says the Minister has refused to do the right thing since he was put in charge of the Youth and Sports Ministry.Mr Nyantakyi said one of the FA conventions is that the management should be involved in decision making but the Minister’s style of leadership does not permit that.”He [had met the Black Stars] twice without our involvement. The first one was in Alisa Hotel and the second one in Tamale when we went to play Uganda,” he said, adding the three hour meeting could be partially blamed for the team’s poor performance.He, however, said a meeting has been scheduled between the team and the incoming government to finalise the arrangements regarding “financial issues and the bonus structure.”Mr Nyantakyi argued this is important for the players to know what they stand to gain or lose in the Gabon competition.last_img read more

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first_imgNBA Summer: Recent transactions | 2019 NBA Draft resultsFollow the stream below for the latest updates on the Lakers, Clippers and the rest of the NBA throughout the free agency period.Viewing on a mobile device? Click here.[scribble src=”/event/2882102″ /] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMeanwhile, social media sleuths reported Leonard was at an AM/PM in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego.Just spotted Kawhi Leanord at an AM/PM in Carmel Valley. (San Diego) 💜💛 #Lakeshow #Lakers #KawhiLeonard #criscarter #LeBron #AnthonyDavis pic.twitter.com/yqlZqudZCo— LaDarius Grant (@grant_ladarius) July 5, 2019As the clock ticks toward the end of the moratorium on free agent signings (pen can officially be put to paper beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday), the wait for Leonard has had a trickle-down effect on business throughout the league, including the complex multi-team trade that will officially send Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Lakers. Thursday’s (non-)rumblings:Many people in California felt a 6.4 earthquake this morning. Some hoping it was a sign that Kawhi Leonard finally made a decision in favor of the Lakers or the Clippers.Still silent.As family and friends gather to celebrate the Fourth of July, one eye was dedicated to the grill while the other watched assorted screens and social media feeds waiting to see if the big decision would happen.Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg posted a video on Twitter singing a familiar melody of Michael Jackson’s Human Nature.Snoop Dogg made a song to convince Kawhi to come to the Lakers 😂(via @SnoopDogg) pic.twitter.com/FwYfNVJwcW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 4, 2019Singer and producer Bazzi posted a video on Instagram this week playing the piano while singing a similar song:Wednesday’s rumblings:Yes. The NBA world continues to wait on Kawhi Leonard.In fact, there were people out on the streets of Toronto literally waiting to see Kawhi, who was reportedly in the area.Leonard reportedly asked teams for ‘total silence’ during free agency, but Toronto fans and media might have missed the memo. Kawhi Leonard has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.Friday’s rumblings:Kawhi Watch entered Day Six on Friday, and sure looked headed for Day 7 with few reports about if/when the star free agent might announce a decision regarding his future.There were plenty of NBA stars gathered at the first day of the Las Vegas Summer Pro League, including new teammates LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who sat courtside together. Some of Kawhi’s most memorable social media memes from the past season took place with Ibaka at his side: Please scroll down for the latest updates on Twitter.Sign up for Purple and Gold newsletter and get exclusive stories that every Los Angeles Lakers fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Free-agent players to watch:Kawhi Leonard (unrestricted) – Expected to meet with the Lakers, Clippers and Raptors.D’Angelo Russell (restricted) – Traded to Golden State Warriors.Kemba Walker (unrestricted) – Agrees to deal with the Boston Celtics.Kyrie Irving (unrestricted) – Agrees to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.Kevin Durant (unrestricted) – Agrees to deal with Brooklyn Nets.Klay Thompson (unrestricted) – Warriors offer five-year, $190M max deal.Jimmy Butler (unrestricted) – Expected to be traded to the Miami Heat. Evaluating the NBA: Raptors’ teammate Serge Ibaka is keeping his fingers crossed that Kawhi’s Toronto trip is followed by good news. Southern California News Group columnist Jim Alexander wrote about Leonard is approaching free agency the old fashioned way.Alexander: Kawhi Leonard earned the right to take his timeMonday’s Rumblings:The puzzle known as NBA free agency is coming together but one piece remains missing.The Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Clippers continue to wait for Kawhi Leonard to make his free agency decision.Leonard is expected to meet with all three teams this week but the latest Twitter chatter and trending topics, such as “Kawhi to Lakers” and “#KawhiToLA” has led some NBA fans to believe an announcement could come as soon as Monday night.The Lakers agreed to a one-year deal with Troy Daniels worth $2.1 million, the team’s first move since the free agency period started.Patrick Beverley will re-sign with the Clippers and will join Scott Van Pelt for an interview on SportsCenter tonight. Alexander: Kawhi Leonard earned the right to take his timeWhicker: Free agency proves the NBA is a league for all seasons.NBA players, executives share thoughts on a ‘wide-open’ Western Conference next season.The Summer of the Free Agent: Four big NBA storylines to follow.Reaction: Kevin Durant confirms he will join Brooklyn Nets on Instagram.Whicker: NBA buyers beware – Faster game means more, and more severe, injuries. Tuesday’s Rumblings:Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement with a SoCal native Tuesday.No, not Kawhi.The Lakers reached an agreement on a 1-year minimum deal with Jared Dudley.The veteran forward played basketball at Horizon High School in San Diego before starting his college career at Boston College, where he was voted the 2007 ACC Player of the Year as a season.Dudley will call the Staples Center his home arena for the second time in his NBA career, having played with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2013-14 season.After reaching an 3-year agreement with Patrick Beverley on Sunday, the Clippers went ahead and took care of the three-time Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams, agreeing to completely guarantee his $8 million salary for 2020-21, according the Athletic’s Shams Charania.Despite the moves made by the Lakers and Clippers, the teams continue to wait for Leonard’s decision. Report: Clippers guarantee Lou Williams’ 2020-21 deal in a show of appreciationClippers re-sign Patrick Beverley, wait on top free agent target Kawhi Leonard.Kevin Durant reportedly will join Nets, not Clippers, who will wait to hear from Kawhi Leonard.The Clippers’ sights remain set on Kawhi Leonard, but they’ll keep their options open otherwise.Kawhi Leonard has Clippers and Raptors waiting and wishingHow the Clippers built a culture, roster and narrative that matches with Leonard’s work ethicClippers make a qualifying offers to center Ivica Zubac, Rodney McGruder. The latest on the Clippers: Lakers, veteran forward Jared Dudley agree to 1-year minimum deal.As NBA shakes and stirs with free agency, Lakers wait on Kawhi Leonard.D’Angelo Russell traded to the Warriors, Lakers miss out.Magic can’t be part of Lakers’ official pitches to free agentsLakers create max cap space, trade Wagner, Bonga, Jones to WizardsFree agency guide – Part 1: What the Lakers will look for at the wing positionFree agency guide – Part 2: What the Lakers will look for in guardsFree agency guide – Part 3: What the Lakers will look for in big menHeisler: The bumbling, stumbling Lakers are on the cusp of potentially signing a top-flight free agent thanks to LeBron JamesWhicker: Will Lakers swing for solo homers or play for the big inning?Could D’Angelo Russell make a Lakers comeback? Local standouts have also made free agency agreements.Santa Margarita High alumnus Klay Thompson agreed to a five-year, $190 million extension with the Golden State Warriors.Thompson is celebrating his extension with a pair of newspaper themed shoes. Long Beach Poly alumnus Jordan Bell agreed to deal with Minnesota Timberwolves.Sunday’s rumblings:Kevin Durant will team up with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn.The Warriors acquire D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Nets, according to multiple reports.Golden State also traded Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms on a four-year deal with five-time All-Star Al Horford and retain Tobias Harris with a five-year deal. The Sixers are also finalizing a deal to send Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat, where he is expected to sign a four-year contract worth $142 million, according to reports.Former Lakers forward Julius Randle and former USC basketball player Taj Gibson agreed to join the New York Knicks.The Clippers re-sign Patrick Beverley to a 3-year deal worth $40 million.He averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 78 games for the Clippers last season and has career averages of 9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals over seven seasons with the Rockets and Clippers.REMEMBER: Free agents were able to start negotiations with teams Sunday, but cannot sign contracts with teams until July 6 at 9 a.m. PT.The latest on the Lakers: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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first_imgA Donegal heifer has certainly proved to be a ‘cash cow’ as it sold for a record-breaking sum at Raphoe Mart.The 22-month-old Charolais heifer sold for €4,900 last Friday, also scooping the title Supreme Champion in the Raphoe Fatstock Show and Sale.The award-winning heifer’s sire was a LGL Charolais bull, and her dam was a Limosin Charolais cross cow. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Sarah Miller Arthur says: “The heifer was one of the best we have had and she was exactly what the judges were looking for which made her so special, she also has great breeding potential to produce super show calves in the future.”Joshua Miller and Sarah Miller Arthur showing the heifer with Judges Alan Lecky and Gerry Law. Photo Clive WassonSarah attended the Mart with her uncle Joshua Miller from Dromore, Letterkenny, with their heifer proving to be a big hit with judges Alan Lecky and Gerry Law.Joshua bought the heifer in Castleblayney Mart in Monaghan last year.“I was delighted with the record price that we got for her,” Sarah said, “there were a lot of people interested in the heifer prior to the sale and once she was in the ring, the auction just took off. “I showed the heifer and both my uncle and I were very proud’.Sarah Miller Arthur showing the heifer. Photo Clive Wasson“We also showed a Limousin Bullock who is also 22 months old and he won the Champion Bullock prize, so overall if it was a successful day.”The heifer is in for more ribbons as her new owner hopes to continue showing her at ‘udder’ Marts across the country!Cash Cow: Heifer sells for record-breaking €4,900 was last modified: December 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalheiferraphoe martrecordlast_img read more

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first_imgIn mid-2017, the Department of Home Affairs (HA), formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, extended online lodgement of visitor visa applications to all Indian nationals. The online application process provides a more convenient option for Indians looking to visit Australia, by allowing them to apply for their Australian tourist visa within the comfort of their home, without any biometric requirement or physically submitting their passport to the Department. In an age where travellers are increasingly self-reliant in planning and booking holidays, the e-lodgement facility allows tourists greater independence when planning a trip to Australia and has proved to be a strong catalyst for boosting tourist arrivals from India. Since the introduction of this new visa system, arrivals from India to Australia have surged by 20%. Tania Gerlach, Chief Migration Officer, Department of Home Affairs commented, “Australia has a long history of innovation in its visa services. The expansion of online lodgement to Indian applicants is an important step in managing a large number of visitor visa applications processed in India. Processing times for these visas are now faster, as both applications and supporting documentation are immediately available to the processing office.” Commenting on the success, Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager – India, Tourism Australia said, “Travellers today are digitally savvy and are increasingly habituated to a click or a tap to accomplish most tasks each day. Since the digital medium is now widely used in all aspects of travel planning, we see the introduction of online visitor visa lodgement as a progressive and innovative measure to ease travel logistics. In addition to destination delights to woo potential tourists, ease of access is usually seen as a catalyst that drives decision making. Going digital for visa facilitation is a huge convenience for travellers and further strengthens the appeal of Australia in attracting a higher share of visitors from India.”Consumers can conveniently apply for their Australian visitor visa through the Department’s Immi Account portal. Online visa lodgement offers benefits such as 24/7 accessibility, electronic payment of the visa application charge and the ability to check the status of applications lodged online.With the applicant’s permission, the online form can be completed by a third party such as a family member here in India or in Australia, or HA’s contracted visa application centre, VFS. Many travellers opt to use the service offered by key travel agents to do their online lodgement.last_img read more

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first_img“Na-worry pod ko kay mas ni mahal man gud ang tickets,” (I’m worried because the prices of the tickets have increased) he said.Ticket prices for the 2014 Sinulog Grand Parade, the finale for the annual celebration, went up by P200 this year.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionPink and green tickets used to be priced P600 will now be sold at P800 each while the yellow section tickets will be sold at P1,000 each. Grandstand tickets will be priced at P1,200 each while the balikbayan/VIP tickets will now be sold at P2,500 each.Stronger than ever MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Painters refuse to go quietly Earlier, Sinulog Foundation Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros said he expects attendance to rise in the Sinulog’s religious processions rather than the secular festivities.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs“With what’s happening now, I think our faith is stronger than ever. We’re expecting more people to join the religious activities. Sinulog isn’t just a cultural activity but a religious celebration as well,” Ballesteros said.“(Even with what happened late last year) we have more reasons to celebrate. That is what Sinulog is about. It is the celebration of life,” the Sinulog Foundation official said.So far, Pascual said their fastest-selling tickets are the P1,200 “yellow” variant followed by the pink tickets at P800 and the blue VIP and green tickets priced at P2,500 and P1,000 respectively (see grandstand seat designation layout in front page).This year will also be the first time that the Sinulog foundation will use QR (Quick Response) codes in its grandstand tickets in a bid to discourage scalpers who sell tickets at twice their prices to interested buyers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s two weeks to go before the Sinulog Grand Parade and Sinulog ticket seller Emil Pascual is slightly worried.Pascual said they have so far sold only 335 out of 6,500 tickets as of last Thursday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Better conceptIn the morning, nature will be the dominant look as monochromatic blue will be the main color of the backdrop.At night, a three-dimensional facade of the Basilica Del Santo Niño will be channeled on the stage.Seven LED screens will be installed in strategic locations in Cebu City to broadcast live the events inside the sports complex.Ballesteros said he asked the fireworks committee to present better concepts despite having the same P300,000 budget this year.A concert featuring Cebuano and Manila artists will be held at the South Road Properties (SRP) to cap off the local festival at 12 midnight. /Bjorn Abraham Tabanera, Correspondent PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Read Next Ballesteros said part of the proceeds raised for the event will go to Yolanda relief efforts.The Cebu provincial government donated P1 million as assistance for the Sinulog celebration.“We weren’t expecting that the Cebu provincial government would give us P1 million because we also know that the northern part of Cebu recently just suffered the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda. But Sinulog isn’t only for Cebu City, it’s for the whole province,” Ballesteros said.Due to typhoon Yolanda, there won’t be any Leyte contingents in the Grand Parade.Live screenThere will be nine contingents for the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, 12 contingents for the Sinulog sa Dakbayan, and seven out-of-town contingents.Compared to last year’s 40 contingents, Ballesteros said they expect 30 to 35 contingents for the grand parade.“The prizes will be given by the Cebu City government. Other budgetary requirements will come from other sources of income such as sponsorship and ticket sales,” he adds.Ballesteros said they will incorporate last year’s calamities into the performances with the concept “faith withstands all” as the grand finale.He said the stage will have two different themes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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