13-year-old expected to plead guilty in connection to Tessa Majors’ murder

first_imgDNY59/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 13-year-old boy charged in connection to the stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors is expected to plead guilty Wednesday in family court.The juvenile is one of three teenagers accused of fatally stabbing Majors during a mugging gone wrong last December in Morningside Park.Majors, 18, was stabbed several times before she staggered up a flight of stairs and uttered “help me, I’m being robbed,” authorities said.Two 14-year-olds, Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis, have been charged as adults. Their cases are still pending in Manhattan Criminal Court.This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chamber to host lunch and Learn

first_imgGreensburg,IN—ETC will host a Lunch and Learn at the Greensburg Decatur County Chamber Office on Thursday, January 23 from 12-1pm.  the event is free and will be on the topic of how a hosted phone solution increases business productivity. RSVP by today if interested by calling 812.663.2832.last_img

January victory over Pacers was rock bottom for Lakers and their free-throw woes

first_img“I think having Isaiah here and the consistency he brings from the line every night definitely helps,” Walton said. “And some of it is our guys working their way through it.”Kuzma’s theory is that the Lakers simply stopped worrying about their troubles at the line.“When you think about something so much it kind of gets to you,” he said. “That’s what shooting is. If you’re in a slump and you keep thinking about it, you’re not going to be as successful as you want to be. Unlike when you’re not thinking about it you’re pretty sharp.”HEALTH SCAREMonday’s news that former Laker Ty Lue was temporarily stepping aside from his duties as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach to address his health resonated deeply with Walton, who is acutely aware of the toll a season on the sidelines takes on coaches.“It’s a stressful job,” Walton said. “You don’t get a lot of sleep, you travel a lot and you’re stressed all day long. It’s important that coaches take time to also take care of themselves as far as health-wise, whether that’s workouts, meditate, whatever it is.“It’s important that we eat right, exercise, all those things, because the life of travel and everything else that goes into coaching is probably not ideal for staying healthy.”Lue said in a statement he has experienced “chest pains and other troubling symptoms, compounded by a loss of sleep, throughout the year.”In Walton’s first season, the Lakers employed an assistant to Walton, who served as the coach’s personal trainer. That person, Josh Wright, was promoted to the team’s strength and conditioning staff this season, but Walton still makes sure he gets a workout in each game day.Walton’s particular issues are different from those of Lue, but are representative of the various maladies coaches around the league endure. A retired player with the commensurate aches and pains, Walton takes ice baths after the players are done, and stretches and uses a foam roller on his muscles.“It’s tricky,” Walton said, “but one thing I know is if my back goes out I’m not going to be able to coach because I know what that’s like. You can’t focus on anything. So a lot of my reasoning for starting to take care of my health, taking it more serious, was to take care of my back so I can live a normal life.”Walton played under Phil Jackson, and cut his teeth in the coaching world as the Warriors’ interim while Steve Kerr was sidelined with headaches stemming from complications of back surgery.“I’m not sure what it is with Ty,” Walton said, “but my thoughts and prayers are with him that he gets better and gets back to coaching because I know he loves coaching. That’s tough to hear.”ALSOThe Lakers opted against signing veteran forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract, after his initial deal expired on Sunday. The former No. 2 overall pick played a total of nine minutes in two games for the Lakers. … Gary Payton II will head back to the Lakers’ development league affiliate for the remainder of the season. His pro-rated allotment of days with the Lakers expired on Monday. Like Alex Caruso, Payton will be eligible to rejoin the team once the South Bay Lakers’ season ends. INDIANAPOLIS — The suggestions clogged Luke Walton’s voicemail and his email inbox. Try this technique, watch this movie. Experts made themselves available for hire.“There’s a lot of people that know how to fix a team’s free throws,” Walton said.After Jan. 19, the outpouring intensified. That was the night the Lakers shot just 2 for 14 from the foul line in a 99-86 victory over the Pacers, setting an NBA record for the worst free-throw percentage in a game.“I think we’re a better free-throw shooting team now,” rookie Kyle Kuzma said Monday, before the Lakers faced Pacers for their second meeting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAfter that loss, the Lakers were the NBA’s worst free-throw shooting team by a mile, making just 68.8 percent of their attempts. In the 24 games since, they have shot 74.3 percent, 25th over that span. Since the All-Star break, they are 16th, shooting 76.3 percent.So, which of the experts did Walton listen to? Perhaps the one who suggested a team viewing of the Kevin Costner golf classic, “Tin Cup?”None of the above.“We didn’t consider anything extreme, no,” Walton said. “We talked about it. And it’s tricky when it comes to things like that in sports.”Many factors have gone into the Lakers’ marked improvement from the line, none of which is bigger than the acquisition of Isaiah Thomas, a career 90 percent foul shooter made his first 50 free throws after being traded from Cleveland.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Shortlist announced for GolfMark Club of the Year award 2013

first_img Three golf clubs, each with an outstanding record of working with juniors and beginners, have been shortlisted for the prestigious GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF. The finalists are Upton-by-Chester Golf Club, Cheshire; Garon Park Golf Club, Essex; and Leamington & County Golf Club, Warwickshire. They have each been visited by judges from England Golf and the winner will be announced at the 2013 County Golf Development Conference on 7 February. The GolfMark Club of the Year will receive a national trophy and a prize from COBRA PUMA GOLF. This award, now in its fifth year, recognises GolfMark clubs which have shown an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf. The three finalists were among 20 nominated clubs, all of a high standard, which demonstrated their commitment to junior and beginner golf through their activities and approach. A judging panel from the England Golf Partnership selected the shortlisted clubs. The other clubs nominated were: Abbey Hill, Buckinghamshire; Mullion and St Austell, Cornwall; Weymouth and Sturminster Marshall, Dorset; Brickhampton, Gloucestershire; West Herts, Hertfordshire; Tenterden, Kent; Thorpe on the Hill, Lincolnshire; Barnham Broom, Norfolk; Northampton, Northamptonshire; Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire; Market Drayton, Shropshire; Roehampton, Surrey; Lewes and Cottesmore, Sussex; Cookridge Hall, Yorkshire. Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk was the 2012 winner of the GolfMark Club of the Year award, following Bramshaw, Hampshire, in 2011. To view video clips on both clubs visit www.englandgolf.org and click on England Golf TV. GolfMark was introduced in 2006 and Filey Golf Club in Yorkshire has just become the 600th club to achieve the award. GolfMark is open to all affiliated golf clubs and details of the scheme, including the procedure, case studies and clubs awarded, can be viewed at www.golfmark.org 30 Nov 2012 Shortlist announced for GolfMark Club of the Year award 2013 last_img read more

WIN! Grant Applications Available for Lacey Youth Groups

first_imgFacebook121Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey will accept Work Involvement Now (WIN!) grant applications Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 12. The program pays Lacey-based youth groups, such as school clubs or sports teams, up to $300 for service projects that foster community pride by enhancing Lacey parks, trails, neighborhoods, and business districts.Grant-eligible groups must:Be based in the Lacey area with most of the participants living in the City of Lacey or the North Thurston Public School’s district boundarHave a minimum of 8 and maximum of 25 youth particInclude youth (ages 10 -18) as their primary memberContribute a minimum of 40 hours of community service to qualify for a maximum grant award of$300 (one project per group).Interested groups can get an application at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, or online at the City of Lacey’s website. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. The City will randomly select 25 grant recipients from the pool of eligible applicants. If selected, an organization will receive up to $300 after completing a 40-hour service project.In 1994, the Lacey City Council authorized the WIN! Program to encourage youth involvement in our community by participating in projects that foster community pride, enhance and beautify neighborhoods and business districts, and improve public safety. The City Council supports a wide range of youth groups and welcomes applications from groups that have not applied in the past.For more WIN! Program information and guideline details, visit the City of Lacey’s website, or contact Jenny Bauersfeld at 360-438-2621 or [email protected]last_img read more

GAA: RUTH LENNON’S UNDER-AGE HURLING NEWS

first_imgBY RUTH LENNON: The U16 Hurling A Final will be held on the 6th of September in O’Donnell Park at 7pm between Aodh Ruadh and Buncrana.The U16 Hurling B Final will be held in Buncrana on Thursday at 6pm. Please come out and support your teams!  U12 MINI  LEAGUE 2012TEAMPWLDPOINTSSt Eunans871014Buncrana871014McCumhaills862012Burt853010Aodh Ruadh853010Cu Uladh84408Four Masters73406Carndonagh82604Letterkenny Gaels80800Setanta70 700      Please note that Setanta and Four Masters are shown as having only played 7 games as results were not received at the time of going to press.The A Final for the U12 Mini-League will be held in O’Donnell Park on Thursday 6th at 6pm between St. Eunans and Buncrana. The B Final for the U12 will be held in Ballyshannon between Aodh Ruadh and McCumhaills on Thursday at 6:30pm.  The C Final for the U12’s will be held in Burt at 6:30 pm on Thursday between Burt and the Four Masters. The D final between Cu Uladh and Carndonagh will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday with the E Final in the Gaels home pitch at 6:30pm between the Letterkenny Gaels and Setanta.It was a busy week-end for the County Hurling Development teams where Donegal had three teams participating in the National Hurling Blitzes. The U13 County Hurling team played in Division 3 of the U14 competition. They hurled magnificently and reached the final where they were eventually out gunned by an older Tyrone team. The U14 County Hurling team were very unlucky to go out in the group stages of their competition. The U16 County Hurling team won their group and reached the final stages where the three group winners played in a league basis. Here they beat Tyrone and drew with Sligo, however Sligo was declared the winner on score difference leaving the lads somewhat deflated. Nevertheless overall it was a very encouraging weekend for Donegal Hurling.   GAA: RUTH LENNON’S UNDER-AGE HURLING NEWS was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: RUTH LENNON’S UNDER-AGE HURLING NEWSlast_img read more

Tuesday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgName the year! Test your memory and knowledge of Chelsea history by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-59] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Experience, youth in Springbok squad

first_img‘World-class players’ “And Louis has always been on our radar. He is only 23, fits in with the way we want to play, and was impressive when he worked with us in June. Since then he’s established himself as first-choice at DHL Western Province, starting in nine of their 12 Absa Currie Cup matches, and I believe he will learn a lot on this tour, improving even more.” Gio Aplon, who was part of the squad in June but missed out on the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, is back in favour, while the hugely talented but injury-prone Johan Goosen, who recently returned to action after seven months out injured, was recalled to the team. Wing JP Pietersen (48 caps), lock Bakkies Botha (76 caps) and Jaque Fourie (69 caps), who have been playing their trade abroad, will add plenty of experience to the Springbok squad. TestsMeyer said the Springboks would like to build on their performances during the Castle Lager Rugby Championship in the tests against Wales (9 November in Cardiff), Scotland (17 November in Edinburgh) and France (23 November in Paris). “It will be great to have Bakkies, Jaque and JP in the squad. All of them are really excited to play for the Springboks again. They have heaps of experience and are world-class players,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement. ‘Just-reward’“Scarra’s inclusion, like that of Gio, is just-reward for continuous great form,” Bok coach Meyer said. “He’s still young and will learn a lot from our two front-line hookers, who both rate among the best in the world, on this tour. I want to expose him to this environment and the Springbok ethos and I’m very excited to work with him. “This year Scotland finished third in the Six Nations and in our two tests against them in the last two seasons, they have been a tough nut to crack. We’re not expecting anything different at Murrayfield this year. “We’re up for the challenge. I know the players are keen to finish 2013 off on a high. Experienced Springboks Schalk Burger and Frans Steyn, who both returned to action recently, missed out on selection. Pietersen is in the squad for the first time this year, following a move to Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights, while Botha, who plays for Toulon, and Fourie, who plays for Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers, will turn out in the green and gold for the first time since the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Three 2007 Rugby World Cup winners were recalled and four new caps named when a 32-man Springbok squad for South Africa’s end-of-year tour of the northern hemisphere was announced on Thursday. Six Nations champions“The Welsh have won the Six Nations the last two seasons. It’s our first test against them since the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and they will be fired up at the Millennium Stadium. “We’ll play in conditions we’ve not yet encountered this year, but we want to keep our positive mind-set on the field and hopefully keep on scoring tries,” said Meyer. “Pieter-Steph missed a large part of the season because of injury, but has been exceptional since his return to the playing field last month, while we’ve always rated Frans very highly and look forward to working with him again. 29 October 2013 SPRINGBOK SQUAD Gio Aplon (17 caps), Willem Alberts (27), Bakkies Botha (76), Marcell Coetzee (14), Jean de Villiers (captain, 93), Bismarck du Plessis (54), Jannie du Plessis (51), Fourie du Preez (65), Pieter-Steph du Toit (0), JJ Engelbrecht (10), Eben Etzebeth (20), Jaque Fourie (69), Johan Goosen (4), Bryan Habana (92), Zane Kirchner (28), Siya Kolisi (8), Patrick Lambie (29), Willie le Roux (9), Francois Louw (25), Frans Malherbe (0), Tendai Mtawarira (50), Scarra Ntubeni (0), Coenie Oosthuizen (11), Ruan Pienaar (71), JP Pietersen (48), Louis Schreuder (0), Jan Serfontein (9), Gurthro Steenkamp (46), Morne Steyn (51), Adriaan Strauss (30), Flip van der Merwe (31), Duane Vermeulen (13) The new caps include Siyabonga “Scarra” Ntubeni, who enjoyed a breakout season with Western Province in the recently concluded Absa Currie Cup. He is joined by fellow Province players Frans Malherbe and Louis Schreuder and Natal Sharks’ lock Pieter-Steph du Toit, who turned in a man of the match winning performance in the Currie Cup final. “We finish off against France at the Stade de France, where the Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2007. But we’ve not beaten Les Bleus in France since 1997 and will have to be sharp and focused for this last Test of a challenging season.” SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Irish Newspapers Want To Charge For Links – Can They Really Do That?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adam popescu Tags:#backlinks#content#links#Newspapers center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Who owns the links we click and embed? Should the original creator of that content be paid when that material is shared online, even with just links? Across the pond in Ireland, newspapers are wresting with this issue as they attempt to charge third parties for linking and displaying the paper’s content for commercial purposes.  The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) and Newspaper Licensing Ireland Ltd. (NLI), an Irish non-profit that licenses the copying and distribution of copyrighted materials from print sources, are the two groups behind this move. The NLI isn’t charging for personal use of material, but it is trying to put its hand into the pockets of news organizations who are linking to newspaper content.  At center stage here is linking. While a regular links takes you right to a site’s homepage, a hyperlink, or deep link, takes you to a specific page. This is the inherent structure of the Web – and in this atmosphere, most news organizations (even those with paywalls) are resigned to the fact that many readers will go to great lengths to access that content – for free. “A license is required when there is other reproduction of the newspaper content, such as display of PDFs or text extracts,” the NLI wrote in an email to ReadWrite. “NLI does not require a license from any organization which only displays or transmits links to newspaper content.”This statement seems to suggest that embedding links themselves into commercial sites isn’t going to cost media outlets, while reproducing and displaying that material in the form of pulled quotes, text or PDFs will, but this may not be the case. According to documents from the NLI and NNI and a recent article by The Guardian, licensing goes beyond just reproduction of text. Much farther. This came to light when clients of the McGarr solicitors firm were asked to pay a fee to Irish newspapers for every link sent to them. And the fees weren’t cheap. One to five links run €300, 6 to 10 €500, right up to 26 to 50 links for a €1350 fee. The price for more than 50 links is negotiable. A pretty penny, especially when you convert from U.S. Dollars to Euros, which comes out to a range from $400 to $1800, by today’s exchange rates.Right Or Wrong?As this story has circulated, the Web has been up in arms over the link charging attempt. The funny thing is, this is something we all do – linking to content has basically become an industry standard. Now Ireland’s newspapers wants to cash in on the practice. Are they wrong?The justification that a link to copyrighted material basically equates to copyright infringement is one shared by the European press, currently embroiled in a dispute with Google over the same type of content linking. But that doesn’t mean that the Irish print press will be successful, because enforcing this mandate outside the Republic of Ireland will be tough. Still, a recent case in the UK serves to bolster the Irish publishers’ resolve, when media company Meltwater Group was forced to pay the UK’s Newspaper Licensing Agency’s copyright fees for hyperlinks.  And, unlike the United States, there is no fair use copyright clause in Irish law, precluding an oft-used defense for linking to content.Yet there’s no way for Ireland’s newspapers to enforce payment on their links, making this a non-viable means to improve revenue flow. Plus, not everyone in Ireland agrees with the newspapers’ ruling. Johnny Ryan, chief innovation officer at The Irish Times, calls this action a blunder on the part of the industry. “The controversy arose because the NNI, the group that represents the newspaper industry in this country, made a submission to government several months ago in which it conflated the use of mere URLs with the reproduction of content,” Ryan explained. “The licensing arm of the NNI started to issue all sorts of people with payment requests for, it seems, just using URLs.”Ryan characterized a traffic-light situation among publishers, with “people assuming that the inclusion of URLs was so obvious a mistake that it would be removed by somebody else.” But it wasn’t. Ryan says his paper is the only one in the nation standing by free URLs.Meanwhile, Across The PondHere in the U.S., the link war has raised more than a few eyebrows. And water cooler talk hasn’t been supportive. The idea that linking hurts newspapers’ business is very antiquated, said PBS MediaShift‘s executive editor Mark Glaser. “It seems like an obsolete idea, to be honest.”This isn’t the first time publishers have tried to monetize links. And Glaser predicts that this attempt, like its predecessors, isn’t likely to find success, either. “Most people who try to bring these kind of cases have failed,” he said, citing a 2002 case in Denmark with Newsbooster. “I think most people by now realize that the Web is really built on links that go directly to content,” Glaser added. “The idea that you would charge people even before you go to their site, it sounds very hard to defend.”He says the Irish press’ new mandate doesn’t hold up legally in the United States. Journalism and academia have long quoted excerpts, and been in the clear legally, as long as they source that material to its original author. And that’s thanks to the principal of fair use.“Even excerpts, as far as the U.S. court would go, excerpts are usually found under fair use,” he explained. “You can excerpt from something as long as you credit. And online people want to have a link to the original material.”Best Laid Plans The best way to monetize content is by using paywalls, not charging for links.A recent post by the Poynter Institute stated that more than 360 U.S. papers would charge for digital content by the beginning of this year. Among them: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as papers owned by Gannett, Tribune, MediaNews and Media General papers owned by Berkshire Hathaway. This year E.W. Scripps, McClatchy and others will also join the pay-to-read game. Paywalls are the model for reaping online revenue, and the direction that the industry is going. Newspapers in Ireland and the world over should take note. As Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan wrote in December, the trick to turn on the revenue stream with paywalls is giving readers unique content, material not found anywhere else. If you can do that, you can get readers to shell out dollars. And a viable business. Photo courtesy Of Shutterstock 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Both Chinmayanand and law student denied bail

first_imgA local court in Shahjahanpur on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand as well as that of the law student who has accused him of rape.Both are currently in judicial custody.While Mr. Chinmayanand is accused of misusing his authority to seduce or induce a woman to have sexual intercourse with him, the law student is charged with extortion among other clauses of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.Om Singh, Mr. Chinmayanand’s counsel and spokesperson, said the district judge rejected both the bail applications.The court heard “our argument and was even in agreement with certain points, but eventually rejected the bail application,” he said.Mr. Singh said Mr. Chinmayanand would appeal against the order in the Allahabad High Court.The law student continues to be lodged in jail, while Mr. Chinmayanand is admitted to a hospital in Lucknow after he reportedly fell ill.Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Congress leaders led by former union minister Jitin Prasada were denied permission by the Shahjahanpur administration for a “nyay yatra” to Lucknow in solidarity with the law student.Mr. Prasada said he was put under house detention and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government of “quashing an individual’s fundamental rights”.“U.P. is no Kashmir yet today I am in preventive custody for simply wanting to highlight the plight of the Shahjahanpur rape victim,” Mr. Prasada tweeted.The Shahjahanpur administration denied permission for the ‘padhyatra’ citing the law and order situation due to Durga Puja, Navratri and Ramleela festivals. Since the ‘padhyatra’ route included crowed roads, it was not possible to arrange for police security at such a short notice, the City Magistrate said.last_img read more