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Eight arrested in hate incident

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgLANCASTER – Five young men and three teenagers were arrested over the weekend in connection with a hate crime incident that escalated from the yelling of racial epithets to shots being fired, sheriff’s deputies said. The incident began about 9:20 p.m. Sunday when three white men, 18 to 19, in a Toyota Scion drove by three African-American male teenagers near 25th Street West and Avenue J and yelled a racial epithet. The Scion stopped at a nearby gas station and when the three teens walked by, one of the Scion’s occupants tossed a nickel at them, hitting one of the teenagers in the pants leg, deputies said. The teenagers retaliated by throwing rocks at the Scion and then left the gas station parking lot. The Scion drove by the teenagers again, and its occupants began yelling racial remarks and throwing rocks and bottles at the teenagers, one of whom was hit in the head and required treatment at a local hospital, deputies said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 After the mother of one of the teenagers contacted several suspected African-American gang members, two vehicles containing reputed gang members located the white Scion, deputies said. “The occupants of a white Cadillac pursued the Scion, cornering it. Persons unknown produced a handgun, firing several rounds at the occupants of the Scion, not striking anyone,” deputies said. The Cadillac was stopped by responding Lancaster station patrol units, and a handgun was found in a hidden compartment in the car, deputies said. Deputies arrested people from both sides of the fracas, though no names were released Monday. “They don’t want to release any names at this time because of the ongoing investigation,” Deputy Rick Nolte said. “Because of the way the investigation is going, they are thinking that some people that were detained may be found not to be involved and maybe other people were involved.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Columbus Catholic soccer rallies past Wisconsin Valley Lutheran

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgTorbey, Dieringer each score two goals for DonsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Wisconsin Valley Lutheran gave the Marshfield Columbus soccer team all it could handle for a little more than a half, but the Dons finally got their offense clicking and ran away with a 4-1 victory in a Central Wisconsin Conference match Thursday at Griese Park.The Dons’ powerful offense was held at bay for most of the first half as Wisconsin Valley Lutheran was able to push the ball out of its half of the field time after time.Coleton Schubring scored on a penalty kick in the 37th minute to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead before the Dons finally got things going.Evan Dieringer scored off an assist from Zach Olson with 2:23 to go before halftime to tie the game.After 10 minutes of scoreless soccer, Columbus’ Nadim Torbey countered WVL’s goal with a penalty kick of his own, and less than two minutes later Torbey scored again to put the Dons up 3-1.Dieringer added a goal on a long kick from the top right corner of the penalty box with 1:49 to go to provide the final margin.“We needed some more communication on the defensive end, we needed more supportive runs from the forwards, and we cleaned it up in the second half,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “The first half was really bad. No one was talking, and we deserved to be tied because we were not playing well.”With the victory, Columbus (12-3-1, 9-1 CWC) keeps pace with Central Wisconsin Conference leader Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia/Rosholt to remain one-half game out of first place. With four conference games remaining, including a regular-season finale Oct. 13 against the Falcons, Edwards said he is pleased the team is in position to compete for the conference title.“It will be interesting here,” Edwards said. “If we win out, we can win conference again. It would be nice to do. We’re expecting a good game with Pacelli here on Monday. We’re thankful for Northland Lutheran tying Amherst, and they have to still play them again, so who knows what will happen there.”Columbus hosts Stevens Point Pacelli on Monday at Griese Park.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 4, Wolves 1Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1 0 – 1Columbus Catholic 1 3 – 4First half: 1. WVL, Coleton Schubring (penalty kick), 36:11; 2. CC, Evan Dieringer (Zach Olson), 42:37.Second half: 3. CC, Nadim Torbey (PK), 55:41; 4. CC, Torbey (Brown), 57:22; 5. CC, Evan Dieringer (Torbey), 88:11.Total shots: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 8; Columbus Catholic 23.Shots on goal: WVL 3; CC 14.Corner kicks: WVL 6; CC 12.Saves: WVL, Rhein Zuelsdorff 10. CC, Kellen Heinzen 2.Records: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 4-4-2 overall and Central Wisconsin Conference; Marshfield Columbus Catholic 12-3-1, 9-1 CWC.last_img read more

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A Winner for August’s First MacBook Air Contest

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgEarlier this month, we asked “What are important considerations when managing hundreds of virtual machines?” The stakes were high – a MacBook Air, to be exact. We received plenty of responses but only one rose to the top. Chad Fulton responded, that the most important thing when managing hundreds of virtual machines is managing people.” Actually, he had a bit more to say, but he nailed it. If you’re not Fulton, don’t worry – you still have two days to enter your comment.The question you have until August 31st to answer? What are your top 3 features when considering virtualization solutions, and why? Our judge for this contest will be Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock. You’ll need a Disqus account to participate, and rules can be found here. We’d also like to thank Bryan Doerr, our judge for the first August contest. Doerr, has served as the CTO of Savvis, a division of CenturyLink, since 2003. Savvis, based in Town & Country Mo, is a leading provider of cloud-computing, hosting and network services.Keep the comments coming, and we’ll be back soon with a new winner! Tags:#cloud#Contests joe brockmeier 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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More Than 93 Million Received Golden Globe Tweets [GRAPHIC]

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first_imgdave copeland Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Tags:#twitter#web center_img TweetReach is reporting that 93.7 million individual Twitter accounts received a message about the Golden Globe awards between 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday night, more than triple last year’s reach on the microblogging Web site.The reach makes it the biggest event ever analyzed by TweetReach, which measures the impact of Twitter in a wide range of news an entertainment events. Tina Fey’s photobombing of Amy Poehler during the presentation of the best actress award was one of the most tweeted moments of last night’s Golden Globes, and Zooey Deschanel’s tweet about her wardrobe was the most retweeted message related to the event.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the awards, and mhCarter Consulting partnered with TweetReach to analyze all tweets related to last night’s award show. Glee mentions were down from last year, and Ricky Gervais, in his third year as host, saw his influence on Twitter down from previous years.“Perhaps this is because he was so unexpectedly rude and hilarious last year, that there was no way to top it this year,” said TweetReach founder Jenn Deering Davis. “He was funny, but mostly meh.”TweetReach has put together the following infographic highlighting all of last night’s Golden Globe Twitter activity: The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Scientists track Florida’s vanishing barrier reef

By on December 1, 2019

first_imgDiving to ailing coral, researchers test a tool for measuring how fast the reef is eroding. By Paul VoosenApr. 24, 2019 , 1:20 PM THE FLORIDA KEYS REEF TRACT—Earlier this month, outfitted in scuba gear and bobbing above lumpy brown coral 6 kilometers off Key Largo, Lauren Toth, a coral geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in St. Petersburg, Florida, set out to learn just how much time Florida’s coral reef has left.Around the world, warming oceans are killing coral. In Florida, Toth and others have found, heat-induced bleaching is just the latest in a millennialong series of insults, which have brought the reef ‘s growth to a standstill and left it vulnerable to erosion and rising seas. As a result, the barrier reef—the third longest in the world—is not simply dying. It appears to be vanishing.At stake is a 320-kilometer-long bulwark that protects the Keys from waves while providing habitat for fish and a lure for tourists. Recent measurements by Toth and her colleagues have confirmed that the coral is eroding, in some places by several millimeters per year. 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Some species, such as the fast-growing elkhorn coral with its distinctive wide branches, have nearly vanished. A host of others have died as a disease called stony coral tissue loss has marched down the Keys. “The last corals alive are getting hammered,” says Derek Manzello, an oceanographer at a Miami, Florida, lab of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Yet Toth and her peers have shown that Florida’s corals haven’t been healthy for millennia. Core samples from the reef record that it stopped growing 3000 years ago. Florida’s reef lies near the northern temperature limit for corals, and Toth and her colleagues reported in a study last year that a cooling trend around that time likely made the waters more prone to cold snaps that would periodically kill off corals, leaving the reefs at a delicate tipping point.Now, although cold snaps still occur, global warming is bringing hotter summers, causing bleaching and mass die-offs. It is also raising sea level. Healthy corals readily cope with sea level rise, growing with the rising ocean. But Florida’s ailing reefs probably can’t keep pace. Anecdotes abound of patches of reef eroded flat to sand.Data, however, are rare, with one exception: In 1998, USGS scientists drilled rods into 12 dead coral colonies at one site here, hoping to gauge erosion. Recently, a USGS team led by Ilsa Kuffner and Toth revisited the rods and used the cement that holds the rods in place as a reference point. In work close to publication, they found that the dead corals are eroding by 5.5 millimeters a year—almost double the rate of global sea level rise—as they are chewed apart by parrotfish and other species.Toth is now trying to get a broader view by taking advantage of rods that Florida state scientists embedded at 46 sites up and down the Keys as reference points for an annual photographic survey. At many of these sites, the epoxy that cements each rod in place, once flush with the coral, is now sticking out because of erosion. To get more precise measurements, Toth and her co-workers developed a portable tool that can sit on top of the stakes.On this April morning, she and a colleague were testing the device, floating above boulder and mountainous star coral and massive starlet coral, with a fleeting sighting of one staghorn. Silvery chubs, red grouper, and snappers seemed to watch the scientists work. Each rod presented its own challenge. Some were covered with small fire corals, which the divers dislodged with taps of a hammer. Others had been coopted by sponges, or in one case had fused with the spine of a fanlike soft coral. When a coral might be damaged or a sponge squished, the scientists skipped measuring it.”The prototype works,” Toth said as she climbed back into the boat. In this case, the rods recorded little erosion—perhaps because the reef was already squat. “Once it’s flat, it probably doesn’t get targeted [by fish] anymore,” she said. This summer, the divers who conduct Florida’s photographic survey will use the USGS tool to measure about half the rods at each site, giving a more complete picture of the reef’s decline.For coral biologist Alina Szmant at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, Toth’s work confirms the reef is doomed, as the assaults overwhelm a fragile ecosystem. “I don’t want to give up, but you have to be honest with yourself,” she says.A patchwork of restoration efforts, largely from nonprofit groups, continues on the reef, often aiming to replace dead coral with heat-resistant transplants. Backers should temper their expectations, Toth says: “If these reefs haven’t been growing for 3000 years, it’s going to be really tough to get reefs like exist elsewhere in the Caribbean.”Toth still hopes some living coral can be saved. But she says biologists need to introduce not just corals that can resist heat or disease, but also species that can build structure, like staghorn or elkhorn. It’s also time, she adds, to think about saving the reef structure and the services it provides, even if its coral dies. “How do we keep from losing what was built over the last 8000 years?” she says. “Because we don’t have another 8000 years to rebuild it.” DOMINIQUE GALLERY/USGS Scientists track Florida’s vanishing barrier reeflast_img read more

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Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges The Tornadoes are shooting for their third straight title, but they have to do it without 2015 Grand Prix MVP Lindsay Stalzer, who was instrumental in their last two championships.Stalzer has jump shipped to Petron, the team Foton beat twice for the titles, in a move which Branislav respects.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We respect all players, and thanks to Lindsay because she played very hard last year for Foton.”Helping Branislav in his quest for a third straight Grand Prix title are Dragana Perunicnic, Sara Klisura, and libero Katarina Vukomanovic. Coaches Ramil de Jesus of F2 Logistics, Francis Vicente of Generika-Ayala, Parley Tupaz of Iriga City, George Pascua of Cignal, Moro Branislav of Foton, Shaq Delos Santos of Petron, John Paul Dolorias of UST, Kungfu Reyes of Cocolife and Macky Carino of Sta. Lucia declare readiness to compete in the Chooks To Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix starting Saturday at Filoil Flying CentreFoton has been the ruler of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Conference and head coach Moro Branislav has been preparing his team to keep it that way this 2017.“My opinion is, Foton will bring a very big surprise this conference,” said Branislav Wednesday during the pre-season press conference atr Viking Venue. “I’ve been preparing my team and we’ll see how we’ll finish so good luck to all the other coaches.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: 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 View comments Iceland prepared for World Cup debut with 2 games in Qatar Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Foton will defend its title against eight other teams in the biggest Grand Prix to date.This season’s Grand Prix will feature nine teams—Foton, Petron, Cocolife, F2 Logistics, Generika, Sta. Lucia, Iriga, Cignal, and guest team University of Santo Tomas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

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Curry scores 39, Warriors hold off Nets

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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 “I thought we were taken by the moment a little bit,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “You know, these guys play a lot of big games, but I felt like were frozen for some reason.”It was 64-42 at halftime and the Warriors extended the lead to 28 in the third, though the Nets cut that in half by period’s end, scoring 42 points to trim it to 98-84.TIP-INSWarriors: Kerr said center Zaza Pachulia’s two sons are serving as the Warriors’ ball boys during their trip. “Zaza told me last night that after losing in Boston and then we were down 20 at halftime last night, he said if we didn’t win this game he was going to FedEx his kids back to the Bay Area,” Kerr said. “So I’m glad we won so he didn’t have the stuff the kids into a FedEx box.”Nets: Atkinson said the Warriors’ offense might be the best of all time. “Think about Steve’s Kerr kind of background,” Atkinson said, “playing for Phil Jackson and playing in the Spurs system and then obviously with the Suns as the GM he was with (Mike) D’Antoni and it’s kind of like he’s got all areas covered.” … Trevor Booker started at center but played just nine minutes because of a sprained left ankle.TALKING TRUMP’S TWEETKerr, who has been critical of President Donald Trump, on Trump’s tweet that should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail, after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in comments to ESPN.“Two people seeking attention and they’re both getting it, so I’m sure both guys are really happy,” Kerr said. “You know what would help? If all of you just stopped covering both of them. Is that possible? You could probably stop covering LaVar. I don’t think you can stop covering the president. I don’t think that will work.”ROUGH ROADThe Nets opened November with five road games in the West, returned to Brooklyn for a three-game stint that featured Boston and Golden State, the NBA’s two top teams, and now go back on the road to face Cleveland, where they have lost eight in a row.“Listen, I worry a lot so I try not to look ahead too far and every game’s so tough in the NBA,” Atkinson said, “but this is a tough stretch for us.”UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit Cleveland on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry also had seven assists but committed seven turnovers and his last two fouls came on charging calls.“Obviously, he was brilliant I mean in terms of his scoring and shot-making but I thought in the second half he got a little wild,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He kind of had his way out there for a while and he got so excited that he probably went over the top and started making some mistakes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingA night after erasing a 22-point halftime deficit in Philadelphia, the Warriors built a 22-point cushion after two quarters behind 22 points from Curry. Playing without Durant, they led by 28 in the third quarter but Brooklyn cut it all the way to four after Curry picked up his sixth foul with three minutes remaining.Klay Thompson then scored seven of his 23 points in the final two minutes. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Stephen Curry knew he needed to start aggressively to make up for the absence of Kevin Durant.Then the Warriors had to finish the job without Curry after foul trouble ended his best game of the season.Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and Golden State held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES No. 1 draft pick Fultz out 2 to 3 more weeks for 76ers MOST READ “You like to see those guys out there,” Draymond Green said of Durant and Curry. “But obviously we have other guys that can step up.”Durant was out with a sprained left ankle, giving him extra rest before Golden State wraps up its four-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night in his former home arena. Omri Casspi started in his place and had 12 points and eight rebounds.The Warriors trailed 74-52 at halftime in Philadelphia on Saturday before scoring 47 points in the third quarter and winning 124-116. Curry appeared determined to get Golden State going quickly in Durant’s absence, scoring 13 points while playing all 12 minutes in the first quarter.“For sure,” Curry said. “It’s 25, 26 points that are missing and you’ve got to try to put pressure on the defense to kind of honor your scoring threat and open up the floor for everyone else.”Allen Crabbe scored 25 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points and eight assists for the Nets.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads View commentslast_img read more

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NBA Commissioner Wants Players to Ignore Their Personal Beliefs

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver (Keith Allison/Flickr)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes even after Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, players who oppose him should still carry on the tradition to visit the White House post-championship.Silver made the statement while speaking to The Guardian in London before the Global Games match between the Denver Nuggets and the Indiana Pacers Thursday, Jan. 12.“If a team came to me in the current situation and asked for my view on whether they should go, I would say go, whether it’s President Obama or now President-elect Trump,” Silver said. “Donald Trump, the private citizen, I don’t know well, but I have known him for many years as a fellow New Yorker. He has been to many Knicks games over the years and I’ve been to several games with his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. I have no reason to believe he won’t continue to be supportive of the NBA.”But for many NBA players, it’s not a matter of Trump supporting the league but his divisive political rhetoric. Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert told Complex in November 2016 that he would not visit the White House under Trump’s administration.“I can’t get caught up in the racial, sexist bull—- he’s got going on,” Shumpert said. “That’s his personal thing.”And when the Cavs visited the White House that month, forward Richard Jefferson declared on Snapchat that the team would be the last to carry on the tradition begun 54 years go.“I don’t plan on forcing them to do anything that will be viewed as political in nature,” Silver told The Guardian of player’s personal politics. “But I think as we have done historically, we encourage players to have those conversations with each other, with us and become informed on the issues.”Silver echoed such support in July 2016 when the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty protested the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police and the aftermath. However, he would have preferred that the teams not modify their uniforms in the process.“I actually think it demonstrates that these are multidimensional people,” Silver said. “They live in this society and they have strong views about how things should be. So I’m very encouraging of that.”But when it came to whether or not NBA could hop onboard San Fransico 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, Silver expressed his preference that all athletes remain standing rather than sitting or kneeling.“It would be my hope that they continue to stand for the national anthem,” he told ESPN in  October 2016. “I think that is the appropriate thing to do.” read more

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Special forensics for remains found in Grand Turk Smith still missing

By on September 17, 2019

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bold burglaries & break-in attempts; three arrested boy, 16 Related Items:crime stoppers, forensic, kevino smith, rodney adams Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – It has been five days now since human remains were found in Grand Turk; and while the condition of the body was not described by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force… the fact that special forensics will be employed before an identification is issued is very telling. During that recent police press conference it was confirmed that special forensics and perhaps outside expertise might be used in the case. Police are very reluctant to share any details, saying it would jeopardize their investigation. It was confirmed by lead investigator, Deputy Commissioner Rodney Adams that there are potential suspects and that his officers are monitoring the movements of potentials. A $2,000 Crime Stoppers tip reward is being offered for solid information in the matter. The cause of death tests will begin this week with results taking possibly as much as a week. Twenty-five year old Kevino Smith remains missing. Recommended for you Woman shot, vehicle shot up in Kew Town ambush this morninglast_img read more

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Paris SaintGermain deny allegations of them selling one of Neymar and

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first_imgAfter months of speculations about the future of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, the reigning Ligue 1 champions have issued a statement regarding the allegations they will have to sell one of their starsThe French newspaper, L’Equite, have been the first one to state the Parisians will have to renounce their headline performers due to the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.After making the duo the two most expensive players of all-time, it was though PSG will have to sell one of them to balance the books.Soon, the media all across Europe have been reporting PSG won’t be able to keep holds of their stalwarts unless they break the FFP rules.Furthermore, this Friday, L’Equipe dropped the bombshell by saying the Parisians have already reconciled with losing one of Neymar or Mbappe to prevent UEFA from implementing sanctions.Now, Paris Saint-Germain have released a counterstatement via their official website, accusing L’Equipe of making false allegations.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“In an article published this Friday evening on its website, L’Equipe dares to say ‘PSG is ready to lose Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr to avoid [FFP] sanctions.“Beyond denying this misinformation, ridiculous and only aimed to create once again a tough relationship between our club and media, PSG is wondering, once more, about the main goal of L’Equipe and its underlying thought about its editing work concerning PSG.“There are so many examples of this kind of news aiming to bring a bad atmosphere around the club. Last one in date, last Wednesday, matchday against Strasbourg, with a frontage which pretended there was a ‘Cavani issue.’“In passing, regarding the incredible amount of frontpages involving PSG in this daily newspaper, proof of the club’s fame, PSG is asking itself about the schizophrenic behavior of L’Equipe and its hierarchy.”Widely-recognized as the most devastating attacking tandem on the planet, the Frenchman and the Brazilian have notched 78 goals and provided 26 assists altogether since their blockbuster transfers in the summer of 2017.last_img read more

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