December 16

Valley Stream Armed Home Invasion Suspect Overpowered by Victim

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An armed home invasion suspect was overpowered by a victim, who held the gunman until police arrived to arrest him in Valley Stream early Tuesday morning, Nassau County police said.Majestic GloverThe assailant forced his way into a Catherine Street home and demanded property from the victim, but a struggle ensued and the victim overpowered the suspect at 2:07 a.m., police said. A shot was fired during the struggle, but nobody was hit by the gunfire, police said.The suspect was identified as Majestic Glover, 36, of Queens, who was found to be in possession of 14 forged $50 bills and 4 forged $20 bills, police said. He was charged with robbery, burglary, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a forged instrument.He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead. Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

October 18

Nigel Winterburn warns Arsenal they should only sell Emiliano Martinez on one condition

first_img Comment Nigel Winterburn warns Arsenal they should only sell Emiliano Martinez on one condition Advertisement Emiliano Martinez faces a battle with Bernd Leno for Arsenal’s No.1 spot (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn says the club must receive an offer ‘in excess of £20-25 million’ for Emiliano Martinez to justify selling the goalkeeper this summer.After over a decade at the club, struggling to break into the first team and being shipped out on six different loan spells, the 28-year-old finally got his first real opportunity last season when deputising for the injured Bernd Leno.The Argentine produced a series of outstanding displays and stated a strong case to be Arsenal’s No.1. Mike StavrouThursday 10 Sep 2020 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Sharescenter_img Martinez has reportedly agreed personal terms with Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)However, Martinez has admitted that if he is reduced to a role on the bench again, he will be looking for a new club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAston Villa are one of the interested parties that can offer the stopper a starting berth, with Tom Heaton out injured for the start of the season.Reports claim that the Gunners have decided to move Martinez on, with Aston Villa lining up a fresh bid after agreeing personal terms with the shot-stopper. The north London club are holding out for an offer of £20m before next month’s deadline. Advertisement Martinez deputised excellently for Leno last season (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Winterburn believes that accepting a low-ball offer for Martinez would be a ‘ridiculous’ decision, and admits an adequate fee would be above £20-25m.He told Metro.co.uk: ‘I saw a fee of £12 million mentioned and I’m telling you now if they let a goalkeeper go for £12m it’s absolutely ridiculous because they won’t be able to replace him for £12m.‘Look at the fees for some of the goalkeepers that have been floated around lately. I’m not saying he’s in that league yet but his performances have been so strong that £12m, I wouldn’t even consider that.‘It’s got to be well in excess of £20-25m, goalkeepers are hard to find. If you let one of them go and then pick up an injury, who’s your goalkeeper that’s going to come in? I just don’t see Arsenal letting one of those goalkeepers go.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWinterburn doesn’t have any problems with having two top-class ‘keepers at the club, but insists that Martinez should hold onto his starting berth.‘I’m loving it because it means we’ve got competition for places,’ he added. ‘One of them is going to be a little unhappy because he’s sitting on the subs bench.‘Martinez has come in and done terrifically well, he’s been absolutely outstanding. But that was the same with Bernd Leno, I thought he did a fantastic job before his injury. Yeah he made the odd mistake, but you can expect that from goalkeepers because they’re so exposed at times.‘Both goalkeepers are so evenly matched at the moment that you put the goalkeeper in that’s been in commanding form. ‘It might be slightly controversial, but at the moment I’d go with Martinez, and Bernd Leno’s going to have to wait for his opportunity, whether its a lack of form from Martinez to get back into the team. I think he deserves to carry on.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Paris Saint-Germain reignite interest in Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi and are willing to offer Julian Draxler in swap dealMORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal’s clash vs FulhamFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more

August 13

‘Caption this’: Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho axed

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Pogba was stripped of the United vice-captaincy earlier this season.The pair were captured having a frosty exchange on the training ground as Mourinho grew angry with his key midfielder’s lethargic performances, dropping him on several occasions to spark talk he would be sold by the end of the season.Former United midfielder Darren Fletcher knew Pogba during the Frenchman’s first spell with the club as a youngster and he says his old team-mate “needs a kick up the backside”.Fletcher fears Mourinho’s sacking could convince the flamboyant Pogba that he can now get away with whatever behaviour he feels like, unless the new manager clamps down quickly.“I don’t think he’s conducted himself well recently and I think he needs a kick up the backside,” Fletcher told the BBC.“I think his post today, whether it was his team or whatever, it was totally out of order. That’s a big concern for me.“Everybody talked about, ‘Who’s going to go, is it going to be Pogba or Mourinho’. Now, if Pogba starts thinking that he’s bigger than Mourinho, there’s your next problem.“Somebody needs to get control of Paul and say, ‘Listen, this hasn’t been a battle between Mourinho and Pogba and you’ve won, you’ve got to go and prove yourself now.’“A manager’s got to come in there and demand more from him, to lead this team forward.” PogbaLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday.Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday after United’s worst start in 28 years left them trailing Premier League leaders Liverpool by 19 points.The volatile Mourinho’s exit was in part triggered by the breakdown of his relationship with France midfielder Pogba, who did not even make an appearance as a substitute for Sunday’s dismal 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.Pogba took to Instagram just moments after news of Mourinho’s sacking broke, posting a picture of himself smiling and writing “caption this” next to it.The 25-year-old’s post was widely interpreted as celebrating Mourinho’s departure and he was criticised by former United defender Gary Neville, who responded on Twitter by writing: “You do one as well!”, suggesting he should leave the club as well.Over 64,000 people had ‘liked’ Pogba’s cheeky message, but he deleted the post 10 minutes later amid claims it was actually part of a marketing campaign for Adidas.The controversy was an appropriately rancorous end to the World Cup winner’s stormy relationship with Mourinho.Pogba joined United for a club record £89 million ($112 million) just weeks after Mourinho was hired in 2016.But the former Juventus player was repeatedly criticised by Mourinho during his two-and-a-half year reign.After his inspired performances helped France win the World Cup in Russia in July, Mourinho opted not to praise Pogba, instead infuriating the star by publicly asking why he did not try as hard for United.last_img read more

December 21

Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault

first_imgAn electrical fault is affecting up to 173 properties in the Ballybofey area this Friday morning.The power outage occurred shortly before 9am in Knock and surrounding areas.The issue has been reported to ESB and crews are currently working on repairs. Is it expected that supplies will be restored by 12.30pm.Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

December 18

Gearhardt joins Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Larry R. Gearhardt of Covington has joined Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP (BECE) in an “of counsel” capacity.Gearhardt’s wealth of experience dovetails well with BECE’s focus on providing legal services to the agricultural industry. Most recently, he has been directing Ohio State University’s Income Tax Schools and serving as the resource person on tax issues for OSU Extension. He serves on the Rural Tax committee, which reviews and edits IRS Publication 225 (the Farmer’s Tax Guide) on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service.Gearhardt has combined his love of farming and law throughout his career. While actively farming, Gearhardt has engaged in the private practice of law in Miami County. He developed the Legal and Local Affairs department at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and gained in-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local government as OFBF”s senior director of State Legislative Affairs.Gearhardt is known for his ability to communicate complex topics in an understandable way. Besides taxation, he has worked in many other areas of law, including eminent domain, drainage law, environmental rules and regulations, transportation, oil and gas development, land use and zoning, and conservancy districts.In 2011 the American Agricultural Law Association honored Gearhardt for Excellence in Agricultural Law. He earned his law degree from the University of Toledo, and his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.last_img read more

November 28

Creamline gets bronze in PVL

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “When you see Lau (Schaudt) and Dao (Kaewpin), they really want to go home with a medal and help the team.That’s where we drew our inspiration,” said Valdez.Kannika Thipachot topped the Power Smashers with 21 points, while Hyapa Amporn had 16 in the defeat.Jovelyn Prado also got 12 points in the fourth-place finish.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cignal claims PVL men’s crown Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline powered past Power Smashers and claimed the third place trophy in four sets, 25-20, 11-25, 25-20, 25-19, in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference women’s division Tuesday at Philsports Arena in Pasig.Guest player Kuttika Kaewpin led the charge for the Cool Smashers with 20 points, all on kills, to go on top of 15 excellent digs to carry her side to the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Conference MVP Alyssa Valdez provided the perfect complement with her 16 markers, built on 10 hits, five service aces, and a block, while Laura Schaudt had nine in the win.Creamline surrendered the second set to the Power Smashers, 25-11, but woke up just in time as Kuttika and Valdez teamed up in the next two sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were in a position where we didn’t realize that we’ll be able to be in this stage,” bared Valdez in Filipino. “I think in that second set, we were overwhelmed and doubted ourselves if we can do this. But our coaches helped us overcome the hurdle that was the Power Smashers, who doesn’t stop fighting back in the game, and they reminded us to continue playing.”The Power Smashers kept themselves alive in the fourth set and trimmed the deficit to two, 20-18, but their late errors doomed their comeback attempt as Schaudt capped off the victory with a killer hit. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

November 27

Tiger Woods to open Match Play against PGA Tour rookie of year

first_imgTiger Woods tees off on the eighth hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)AUSTIN, Texas — Tiger Woods is at another new golf course for a World Golf Championships event and faces another player he doesn’t know.Woods, who arrived Monday and played nine holes at Austin Country Club, opens the Dell Technologies Match Play against Aaron Wise, an NCAA champion from Oregon and the PGA Tour rookie of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The only drama late in the selection process was when Jordan Spieth in the “B″ group as the No. 28 seed had yet to be taken, and Patrick Reed from the “A″ group as the No. 16 seed was still available. Reed beat Spieth last year to advance out of group play, and they were split up as Ryder Cup partners in France, which led Reed to complain that Spieth was behind the split. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cristiano Ronaldo not too worried after leg injury in Portugal draw The last time Woods played in this fickle event was in 2013 in the high desert of Arizona when the Match Play was single elimination. The only three-time winner, Woods was beaten in the first round by Charles Howell III.Now it features 16 four-man groups, round-robin play Wednesday through Friday, with the winner from each group advancing to the knockout stage over the weekend. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The 64-man field based on the world ranking from two weeks ago was divided by their seeds to determine who went into the top 16 groups — Nos. 17-32, Nos. 33-48 and Nos. 49-64 — and it was a lottery to see which player went into each group.There still was very little intrigue.Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 seed for the third straight year, has Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace and Chez Reavie. Johnson, who won the last World Golf Championship in Mexico City last month, opens with Reavie, who needs to advance out of group play to have any chance of cracking the top 50 in the world to get into the Masters.Rory McIlroy, who won The Players Championship two weeks ago and has yet to finish worse than a tie for sixth this year, has Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Harding and Luke List, the last player to get into the field.One group has nothing but major champions. Jason Day, the No. 12 seed, drew Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson and Jim Furyk. Mickelson and Stenson meet on Wednesday, only the second time they have played together since Stenson won their duel at Royal Troon in the 2016 British Open.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wise will be the 21st player who had never played with Woods since he returned from back surgeries that kept him out of golf for most of two years.Woods, the No. 13 seed, also has Patrick Cantlay and Brandt Snedeker in his group. The only other time Woods played against Cantlay was in the 2011 Frys.com Open when Cantlay was a sophomore at UCLA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Alas, Spieth’s number was called to play with Bubba Watson, the No. 15 seed and the defending champion of a tournament he really doesn’t like all that much.“I vote every year not to have Match Play because I feel like I have a better chance in 72 holes than do I individual, because we have seen every year a guy shoot in the 60s and lose and then we see a guy shoot in the 70s and win,” Watson said Sunday. “And it’s like, ‘Wait a second, how fair is this?’”Also in that group are Billy Horschel, whom Spieth will face Wednesday, and Kevin Na.Reed got Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Andrew Putnam. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more

November 7

VIC – Sale Knockout

first_imgSaturday 14th April 2007 – Mens and Womens divisionsSunday 15th April 2007 – Mixed Divisions Venue: Stephenson Park, Guthries Parade, Sale For all teams that regularly took the trip to Sale for the State Team Titles, enter your team for the Sale Knockout (which has replaced the State event)..It will be a fantastically administered weekend run by the Sale Touch Association, supported by Touch Football VictoriaTeams are asked to send all enquiries to Sale Touch Association President Laurie Smyth: Email: [email protected]: Sale Touch Phone: (03) 5144 2109Mobile:0419 132 824Fax: (03) 5144 2109last_img read more

October 13

Cannabis company hopes to replace jobs lost in mill closure in small

first_imgMERRITT, B.C. — Arnold Meyer spent 40 years working at the Tolko Industries Ltd. mill in Merritt, B.C., but then he faced the reality of being laid off.The 62-year-old was one of about 200 employees who lost their jobs in 2016, crippling the economy of the small town in British Columbia’s southern Interior and prompting politicians to promise to restore the ailing forestry sector.Two years later, the province’s lumber industry is still facing challenges, but a new sector is revving up. A cannabis company hopes to build a grow facility in Merritt, replacing jobs, including Meyer’s that were lost in the mill closure.“It sounds good to me. They said they want me to be one of the first hires for when the plant opens up,” said Meyer, who held various positions at Tolko, where he mostly drove machinery.Emerald Plants Health Source Inc., or EPHS, purchased a massive chunk of land in the city and plans to build an initial 3,700-square-metre facility before building up to potentially more than 100,000 square metres.The facility would eventually employ more than 200 people in a range of jobs, from low-skill trimmer roles to higher-paid management jobs.Members of the company first learned about Meyer in a Canadian Press story on whether marijuana had the potential to revitalize small towns hit hard by resource job losses. In the 2017 article, Meyer said he hoped a cannabis company would create jobs in the community.“It just resonated with us as a group as we read that article, that this could really change people’s lives in Merritt,” said Jeff Hancock, executive vice-president of Emerald.“I think that’s really what Arnold Meyer symbolizes to us as a company.”Emerald also hopes to contact others formerly employed by Tolko. There are many transferable skills from mill work to cannabis and other skills can be learned, Hancock said, adding the company had good conversations with city staff and plans to put in its formal application soon.It aims to break ground in the second quarter of 2019 and plans to start production in the second or third quarter of the following year, he said.Newly elected Merritt Mayor Linda Brown said some younger Tolko employees left town to work at other mills run by the company or seek other employment, while some older employees found themselves retiring earlier than planned.Brown said she still has questions for Emerald, including whether the jobs will pay well, but she expects to support an application when it’s put forward.“We need industry. We need developments in there. That’s what I got elected on, was that kind of a platform, developing the city,” she said.The mill closure devastated the community and any company that wants to bring in jobs is welcome, said former mayor Neil Menard.“It’s a whole different industry for us. I don’t know much about it. I hope it would pay good wages and good benefits,” he said. “It can’t be anything but good.”Tolko did not return a request for comment but said in 2016 a lack of timber supply forced it to close the mill. The union that represented the employees declined comment.Emerald is a Health Canada-licensed producer that already has a facility in Montreal. Hancock and others with the company have energy industry backgrounds and have developed ways to reduce the energy costs associated with cannabis, he said.Merritt also provided the company with the “unicorn land” it had been seeking, in terms of zoning, size and energy assets, Hancock added.Meyer was skeptical when Emerald first contacted him but now he’s looking forward to meeting company representatives in Merritt soon, he said.Asked how it felt to be part of their inspiration for the project, Meyer laughed.“My chest got big and my head started to swell and I got a bunch more feathers in my hat,” he joked.— By Laura Kane in VancouverThe Canadian Presslast_img read more