Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities have apprehended a suspect wanted for allegedly killing a Jericho gas station attendant and robbing at least a dozen other gas stations in a crime spree that sparked a massive manhunt, Nassau County police said.U.S. Marshals helped investigators track down Joshua Golson-Orelus, who pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of first-degree murder, robbery, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Additional charges are anticipated in the ongoing investigation.“It has been the top priority for the past six months,” Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told reporters during a news conference at police headquarters in Mineola.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 23-year-old construction worker from Westbury gunned down Hany Awad, 56, of Levittown, at a BP Gas Station on Jericho Turnpike shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. A customer found the victim lying on the floor behind the counter, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.Authorities suspect that Golson-Orelus also is responsible for 12 armed robberies between December 2013 and March, police said. Investigators caught a break when a K-9 Unit officer spotted him allegedly fleeing the robbery of a Citco gas station in Westbury last weekend, police said.“This event led to his apprehension,” Chief of Detectives Kevin Smith said.Detectives tracked the license plate number on the getaway car to the Hempstead home of the suspect’s friend, police said. Then investigators believe he fled upstate. He was found at a relative’s home in Utica.Police did not disclose a motive for the robberies or the murder.“This arrest has taken a menace to public safety off of the streets, and we will prosecute this case aggressively to ensure that he’ll never threaten our communities again,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Judge Paul Meli ordered Golson-Orelus, who was previously tried for felony assault, held without bail. He is due back in court Monday. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
New Delhi: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Saturday lashed out at the International Cricket Council, saying it “has no relevance” without the world’s richest board, which “used to give the ICC seventy-five percent of grants” to run its affairs.Thakur, a union minister of state for finance and corporate affairs, was in the town in connection with the Sansad Mahakumbh prize distribution function.“The ICC has no relevance without the BCCI as it used to give it seventy-five percent of grants to run its affairs,” said Thakur, who is the brother of newly-appointed BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal.He also expressed hope that the Sourav Ganguly-led new body of BCCI would take up the issue with the ICC and get its due.Thakur said the appointment of Arun as the board’s treasurer is a matter of pride for the state and he was hopeful that his brother would do the job honestly.Recently, Arun also said that India not having a “say” in the ICC is a major concern for the newly-appointed treasurer, who has questioned the very relevance of the world body if it doesn’t have the country in a prominent role.Though Thakur is not directly involved in the board’s affairs anymore, he said he is open to guiding the BCCI on certain matters.Earlier, he took part in the Khel Mahakumbh function, which he had started during his last stint as a member of parliament.The tournament started last year and witnessed participation from over 42,700 youth and 1400 teams from the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency.“I firmly believe that sports help in building character, shaping personalities and contributes immensely towards the holistic growth of an individual,” Thakur said.“Sansad Star Khel Mahakumbh was started with intent to identify grassroot-level talent, provide them with a platform and nurture them over the due course of the tournament. I have seen these players grow and some of them have transformed into great athletes and are playing at significant platforms.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Published on December 12, 2017 at 10:48 am Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Our basketball beat writers join the podcast once again to talk Syracuse vs. Georgetown. Sam Fortier and Tomer Langer guess what a Hoya is and give their top moment between Syracuse and Georgetown. The two also take a look ahead at the rest of the nonconference schedule and also what storylines to follow as the Orange approaches conference play.Listen to episode 12 here:
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Lane Merrifield and Vincenzo Guzzo will join the Dragons’ Den lineup for Season 13, premiering fall 2018 on CBC.Merrifield and Guzzo bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the show with firsthand experience establishing and growing multi-million dollar businesses. These two new Dragon investors will join Arlene Dickinson, Jim Treliving, Michele Romanow and Manjit Minhas, as financier Michael Wekerle and fashion icon Joe Mimran depart the series. Wekerle is leaving to focus on the re-opening of Toronto’s iconic live music venue, the El Mocambo, while Mimran will continue to devote his time to Gibraltar Ventures and its invested companies and will also be working on two large-scale projects, one for a large U.S. public company food retailer and the second initiative in the U.S. and Canada that has yet to be announced.“I am happy to welcome two very impressive new Dragons to the team this season,” said Jennifer Dettman, executive director of Unscripted Content at CBC. “With their extensive experience launching innovative and game-changing businesses, Lane and Vincenzo will bring fresh vision and energy to the Den. We thank Michael and Joe for their commitment to the series and developing Canadian entrepreneurs over the past several years. They will always be a part of the Dragons’ Den family, and we wish them continued success with their new ventures.” Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Cinemas Guzzo head Vincenzo Guzzo, left, and tech entrepreneur Lane Merrifield are joining CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den for its upcoming 13th season this fall. (CBC) Twitter
NEW DELHI — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of two billionaire scions is set to be the biggest of them all.The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India’s richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over $43 billion.The groom, Anand Piramal, is the relative pauper. His father, industrialist Ajay Piramal, is thought to be worth $10 billion.The wedding is being held in Mumbai on Wednesday but festivities began weeks ago, starting in September with an engagement party at a lakeside Italian palace. Over the weekend, thousands attended pre-wedding parties at a 16th century palace in the Indian desert city of Udaipur, where videos shot by partiers showed Hillary Clinton dancing with Shah Rukh Khan, one of India’s biggest movie stars, as former Secretary of State John Kerry danced just a few feet away.The highlight, though, was a performance by Beyonce, who sang “Crazy In Love,” among other hits, with a band backing her up and a series of costume changes that included at least one India-inspired outfit.“Beyonce Lights Up Udaipur,” the Times of India shouted in a Tuesday headline.Indian weddings are famously elaborate, driving many families into debt with expectations that they invite hundreds or thousands of people, and arranging professional song-and-dance shows.Among India’s rich, weddings are displays of almost unimaginable wealth, with guests flown in on chartered jets from around the world and celebrities paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for brief appearances. In 2004, a daughter of Indian steel baron Lakshmi Mittal held her engagement party at Versailles.The Indian media noted that the Mumbai wedding was expected to be a relatively small affair, with just 600 or so people in attendance.Antilla, the Ambanis’ 27-story Mumbai home, has been strung with lights for the wedding, looking like a small skyscraper at night. The family is said to have reserved hundreds of hotel rooms for their guests.The competitiveness of India’s wintertime wedding season is growing more extreme, according to Archana Dalmia, a social activist in New Delhi.“A farmer might commit suicide because he can’t save enough money to get his daughter married,” she said.The extravagant wedding of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas earlier this month — attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — was straight out of a Bollywood film.So-called dowry deaths — brides killed when their families fail to meet in-laws’ dowry demands — constitute a substantial share of all female homicides in India, a 2018 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report found.While opulence has always been a feature of Indian weddings, families used to hand down bridal saris as heirlooms. No more, Dalmia said.“This generation is very different. Priyanka Chopra will never be able to wear it again and she won’t be able to pass it down,” Dalmia said.Emily Schmall, The Associated Press
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New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a show cause notice to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta and asked him to take action against police officers who reportedly refused to register a complaint of a rape survivor. Citing a media report, NCW member Soso Shaiza said the commission is seriously concerned about the “reported police apathy in the matter and negligence shown by the police despite the provision of zero FIR in the law”. The media report said the SHO bickered with the victim over jurisdiction of where the complaint must be registered. “Considering the gravity of the matter, it is requested that strict action be taken against erring officials and a detailed action taken report be sent to the Commission at an early date,” Shaiza said.
would be staying with the Buckeyes for at least another season, it now appears as though the pic.twitter.com/lND6uVLO1v— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017 Although Ohio State redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made a statement this season he eligibility. The 2017 NFL draft is scheduled for April 27 in Philadelphia. Hooker could draw major attention from teams needing safety help, after the Pennsylvania native drew comparisons to NFL greats Sean Taylor and Ed Reed. The Reed comparison, which came from OSU co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano after Hooker returned three of his six interceptions for touchdowns before picking up another pick on Saturday. All-Big Ten selection has had a change of heart, deciding to forgo his final two years of college On Monday, Hooker took to Twitter to reverse his previous statement, thanking Buckeye Nation for his time with OSU. Although many draft eligible players from the Buckeyes refrained from making any statements on their draft intentions following OSU’s 31-0 loss, Hooker’s change of heart comes less than two days after Urban Meyer and company were shutout in the College Football Playoff semifinal. to grown into a man,” Hooker said in the statement. “I can’t thank my OSU family enough for taking in a small town kid like myself and allowing me Against Clemson, Hooker was a bright spot in a disappointing team performance. He finished the game with seven tackles, a half tackle for loss, and a highlight reel interception in the endzone. OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns an interception during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor pic.twitter.com/lpi34QAzHN— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017
This is it for the Ohio State seniors. On Saturday, they’ll walk into Ohio Stadium gladiators – warriors at the top of their form – ready for perhaps their biggest battle against their most hated enemy. But when they walk out, their careers will be over. There will be no lingering in the sunset of a career, no choice to return for one more season, no resurrection from retirement. They will exit stage right – most of them never to play a meaningful down again – and take their place in history. This senior class has already had most of their history written for them, though. It’s filled with the trials of a turbulent program, a deep-cutting scandal that rocked the team and its supporters to the core and a revolving door of three head coaches in four years. Ten or 20 years from now, those looking back at this period will remember the program’s troubles more than its triumphs. Saturday is an opportunity for the troubled group though. It’s an opportunity for them to control part of their legacy and carve out their own place in the OSU history books instead of having it defined for them. Only nine Buckeye football teams have gone undefeated in the program’s history. Michigan – and only Michigan – stands in the way of this team becoming the 10th. It’s remarkable when you think about it. In 2011 the then-juniors contributed to a team that went 6-7 and lost to Michigan for the first time since 2003. When a postseason ban robbed the group of a bright-lights bowl game in their final year, it would have been easy to throw in the towel. Yet again, factors beyond their control were dictating their future and their place in OSU history. A new coach, who undoubtedly had his gaze transfixed on the future more than the present, had no reason to hold any loyalty for them. The bowl ban meant that the most important aspect of 2012 season quickly became how it would set up the 2013 team. The 2012 team – and its seniors – would be lost in the transition. But somehow, this team became something. It’s on the brink of something great. Sure, the Big Ten is weak this year and sure the out-of-conference schedule was even weaker, but as Kansas State and Oregon proved last Saturday, going undefeated is no picnic, regardless of the opponent. This Buckeye team isn’t dominating. It doesn’t overpower many opponents and the defense (though it has improved lately) is one of the weakest in recent memory. But they keep winning. Often ugly. Often barely. But winning nonetheless. A win Saturday completes the job. It makes the team that everyone was ready to forget memorable. It will spark an endless wonder of “What could have been if they were eligible?” The stakes are high. Lose Saturday and most of it goes down the drain. For the first time in a long time, it all really does comes down to Michigan and that’s what makes this Saturday’s game special. It’s been a long time since there was so much on the line for a Michigan game. The Rich Rodriquez era at Michigan was not kind to the rivalry and neither was a 6-6 Buckeye team last year. Even in years where both teams came into The Game highly ranked, there was always bowl positioning and conference championships at stake. During the years of the legendary Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, there was still the Rose Bowl. For the Buckeyes this year, there’s none of it. Only Michigan. “This is what it all comes down to – playing Michigan,” said little-known senior wide receiver Taylor Rice, whose career will surely end after this game. “Winning or losing. This is what determines the outcome of our season … It’s been a great season but this is what really counts. This is what our season comes down to. This is our Super Bowl.” The Game carries the prize of remembrance and the spoil of irrelevance – especially for the seniors. “We’re forever indebted to (the seniors) because they didn’t have to do what they did,” said coach Urban Meyer. That’s true. Their leadership helped put a broken program back together and leave it in a position to compete at the highest level of college football for years to come. But The Game Saturday is a chance to leave something for themselves – a history that’s worth remembering.
OSU Director of Athletics and Vice President Gene Smith in an interview with The Lantern Jan. 29.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorDivision I college athletes are now able to keep their bellies as full as they want with food from their respective institutions, and Gene Smith is pleased to hear they won’t be going hungry.The NCAA Legislative Council approved criteria Tuesday allowing Division I student-athletes an unrestricted amount of meals and snacks in accordance with their respective scholarships, and OSU’s director of athletics and vice president approves.“We have always been supportive of this type of legislation,” Smith said in an email to The Lantern Thursday. “It is deregulation of student-athlete welfare benefits and permissive, meaning schools can choose to do as they please based on their needs and capabilities.”The NCAA’s announcement comes more than a week after University of Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier said at times he goes to bed “starving” because he doesn’t have enough money to spend on food.“We as student-athletes get utilized for what we do so well, and we’re definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities,” Napier said April 7 after he and his team defeated Kentucky, 60-54, to win the National Championship. “But at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food in. Sometimes money is needed.”The rule — which is not to be made official until the Division I Board of Directors meet and vote on it April 24 — not only applies to student-athletes who are on full scholarship, but walk-ons as well. If passed, the rule becomes effective Aug. 1.“The provision of meals approved (Tuesday) is in addition to the meal plan provided as part of a full scholarship,” the NCAA statement read. “Prior to this change, scholarship student-athletes received three meals a day or a food stipend.”Smith did not give the monetary figures requested by The Lantern representing how much is spent on snacks or meals for OSU student-athletes, instead forwarding the question on to Associate Athletics Director for Finance Peter Hagan. Hagan did not immediately respond.The decision to remove the straps and allow Division I athletes full access to as much food as they want also comes nearly three weeks after the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago district gave Northwestern football players the right to formally establish a union March 26, and could be another step in the movement of college athletes becoming employees.Smith’s comments on the expansion of the food benefits echo what he said in a Jan. 29 interview with The Lantern, during which he said he does “not believe student-athletes are employees.”“But I do believe we need to find ways to continue to provide additional benefits,” Smith said Jan. 29. “For example, I am a big believer in coming up with a cost of attendance model … I believe we need to lift some of the other small restrictions we have in place, whether it’s meals or travel or things of that nature that will help out a little bit.”In an attempt to get a comment from OSU football coach Urban Meyer on the situation, an OSU athletic spokesman told The Lantern in an email Tuesday that since there hasn’t been a vote from the board of directors on the issue, there was no comment. Meyer did not respond to an email requesting comment Thursday.One of Meyer’s players however, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, did say he would enjoy getting more of a stipend as a football player.“I mean the cost of living’s going up and I don’t think that our stipend is going up,” Bennett said after practice March 27. “So obviously a little bit more money is nice, but I’m not really in the business of trying to force people to do that.”
New Rangers Football Club signing Kyle Lafferty hopes his return to the club will give him the opportunity to mend his broken heart whilst making peace with the club’s supporters.The Northern Ireland international is back at the Ibrox, six years after his departure to Swiss side FC Sion after the club went into financial turmoil.Lafferty is hopeful his second coming to Rangers is a fruitful one whilst hoping he can replicate his form with Hearts with the Gers.The 30-year-old could make his debut as early as Thursday when Rangers face FC Ufa in the UEFA Europa League playoffs.Lafferty said, as quoted by Express: “I have supported the club since I was a kid and have played here before, but the way I left I was disappointed. Walking out those doors six years ago broke my heart, but to be given a second chance to redeem myself… I jumped at the chance. I am happy to be home.”“I always wanted to come back and put things right and show the fans what I am all about.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“Did I think I would get another chance? Not really. I went to Hearts last season and had a good season and now I have been given a second chance, which I am lucky to have.”Lafferty added: “It has been a long time since we have seen a Rangers team like this, so it is exciting times ahead.”“I wanted to be part of this because they are heading in the right direction and I want to be involved in winning trophies with Rangers.”“I want to be here for success and with the squad of players that we have here we will do that.”Lafferty bagged three titles, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups during his first spell at Rangers.
The Bianconeri manager has been linked with the Manchester United job after Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho was sackedAfter Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was sacked, there have been many names linked with the position with the Red Devils.And one of those names if that of Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.“I have a contract with Juventus and I am happy here,” Allegri told reporters according to The 42.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We are doing a great job together with the fans. There are many games to win before the end of the season, there is time before June.”“Italian football is fascinating, I am not tired of it. I want to stay to improve Italian football,” he added.“Outside this world, there are many things to be done, we need to involve the kids to build a better future for this game.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama residents are today begged to rush storm preparations or to evacuate residences which may not be able to stand up in the rains and winds of the remnants of Emily. Tropical Storm Emily formed this morning over West Florida and already there is a state of emergency in effect for areas like Tampa Bay.Grand Bahama Minister, Kwasi Thompson a short while ago led a press conference in Freeport to issue warning to the storm weary island. “It is not anticipated that there will be a direct hit of the storm on Grand Bahama but there will be some bad weather…. it will be a very heavy rain event.”Minister Thompson said the Office of the PM in Grand Bahama with NEMA and other agencies are monitoring the storm. Many homes are still in disrepair following the pounding by Hurricane Matthew last October.Meteorologist, Kirk James said it is the size of the storm system with the rain and flooding which makes officials most concerned. The heavy rainfall will greatly diminish visibility, waterspout activity remains heightened, boaters and mariners are cautioned and thunderstorm activity is expected.At this hour, Tropical Storm Emily is 35mls WSW of Tampa, Fl with 45mph winds. TS Emily is expected to be downgraded tonight and the real concern is the rain event Emily is expected to be.Up to an 1 1/2 inches of rain is forecast for Grand Bahama and storm shelters information will come later today. Transportation is being considered for those who may not be able to get to shelters.Tammi Mitchell, Deputy Co-chair of the Disaster Consultative Committee and NEMA supplies officer in Freeport recommended that residents remain tuned in to local media; these she said will have Grand Bahama specific info for residents. Mitchell’s input included shelter mobilisation information.Pakesia Edgecombe, MP for West End and Bimini advised residents to be their brothers’ keepers… to check on those within communities who are most vulnerable.Even now construction is happening at the Fishing Hole Road for a bridge to end flood concerns and aide continues for residents with property damage from Matthew. August is the start of the more vigorous part of storm season; the Atlantic Hurricane season lasts until Nov 30.#MagneticMediaNews#stormbatteredGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #stormbatteredGrandBahama
Funding for nine federal agencies expired Saturday. Among those area the Department of Transportation, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Interior and Agriculture. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today marks the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a partial government shutdown. According to the latest estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor, approximately 14,500, which is about 5 percent, of Alaska’s 312,800 workers are employed by the federal government. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Most federal employees haven’t been impacted by the shutdown yet due to the holiday weekend. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. President Trump: “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be reopen. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like call it. I’ll call it whatever they want.” The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 percent of the government.