Jersey City Mayor Fulop says city is investigating ‘unacceptable’ police conduct…

first_imgJERSEY CITY — City officials responded Wednesday evening after a video emerged showing Jersey City police officers apparently kicking or dragging a bystander who had ended up catching fire after a police chase in that city. Some said the person was just near the chase and wasn’t involved.Mayor Steven Fulop Tweeted on Wednesday evening, “2 b clear. This is unacceptable. We’re IDing officers. We’ll pursue termination + criminal charges as appropriate”Here is a link to the video, as shown on ABC news.Watch this spot for more details later on Thursday and in this weekend’s Jersey City Reporter newspaper.last_img

Jamestown Man Charged With Murder To Appear In Court Next Month

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MAYVILLE – A Jamestown man charged in connection with a Sherman murder will appear in court for a conference on Apr. 13, according to the Chautauqua County Court.A court clerk told WNYNewsNow that Julio E. Montanez, 25, was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder. Montanez was previously charged with first-degree manslaughter by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, who say Montanez allegedly shot and killed Justin M. Gibbons, 29, of Mayville, following a dispute in an alleyway near 114 W. Main St. just after 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 6.Gibbons was shot multiple times while he was attempting to flee the area in a vehicle, investigators said.He was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance where he was later pronounced dead. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson previously confirmed to WNYNewsNow that Montanez appeared in Town of Sherman Court for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Douglas Neal. Swanson said Montanez was held over for grand jury action, but couldn’t discuss specifics of the case.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Chautauqua County District Attorney, the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team, the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Coroners Office.According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office inmate list, Montanez is currently in county jail on $250,000.last_img read more

On course to desired lifestyle

first_img59 Riviera Circuit, Kirwan.The property has four-bedrooms, three-bathrooms and five car spaces and is on a large 864sq m block.RE/MAX Excellence selling agent Rob Levy said the property’s location had created plenty of interest.“The views will never be built on because it overlooks the golf course which is designated as part of a wetland reserve,” he said. “In North Queensland people want to have the outdoor summer lifestyle and this property has a great pool and patio with built-in barbecue and tiled downstairs area where you could easily have 50 people.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The owners of the home were previously property maintenance specialists, so the condition of the home is nearly new.” 59 Riviera Circuit, Kirwan.The home was built by renowned custom builder Phil Edwards and has many features usually only found in acreage properties such as a huge shed and workshop, a bore and five-car accommodation.The home has high-end appointments including a New Guinea rosewood kitchen with galaxy granite bench tops and a walk-in party.The house would suit a family and is close to Ryan Catholic College as well as shopping centres and sporting facilities. 59 Riviera Circuit, Kirwan.Owner Sue Walters said she had loved living in the house and it had been a great family home for her, her husband and their children.“One of my favourite things about the home is the bird life you get from the golf course and just the feeling of living in the bush, especially at night,” she said.“The community here is awesome and they have street parties, barbecue and Australia Day celebrations.“It really has a resort feel to it as well with the decks and the pool.” 59 Riviera Circuit, Kirwan.POSITIONED in the shadow of the Willows Golf Club, this expansive Kirwan home is what golfing dreams are made of.59 Riviera Circuit, Kirwan has hit the market for $749,000 and is only a one-minute golf buggy ride away from the first tee. 59 Riviera Circuit, Kirwan.last_img read more

For McCourty twins, Christmas is about family again

first_img LIVE TV Written By Last Updated: 25th December, 2019 12:44 IST For McCourty Twins, Christmas Is About Family Again Christmas has always been about tradition for Devin McCourty: Dressing the kids in matching onesies, letting them open one present on Christmas Eve, and preparing for the NFL playoffs. Christmas has always been about tradition for Devin McCourty: Dressing the kids in matching onesies, letting them open one present on Christmas Eve, and preparing for the NFL playoffs.The Patriots safety has had to balance family and football during his 10-year career, with New England winning the AFC East every year he’s been in the league. But since the team signed his twin brother, Jason, last year, that’s been a little bit easier.“Now we get to do it together,” Devin McCourty said on Tuesday, when the team practiced on the usual NFL off-day so it could take Christmas off.“Last year we took a family picture. It was brutal; we had kids crying. We’ll see if we can work on that this year, see if we can get everyone to smile. I highly doubt it,” he said. “But things like that, we didn’t get to do before. Christmas meant FaceTiming each other and letting the kids talk to each other. Now it’s a lot of fun just to be able to go to each other’s houses.”A two-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time Super Bowl champion, Devin McCourty has been a steady presence in the secondary and in the Patriots locker room, serving as a defensive captain for the last nine years. But the family/football balance changed two years ago, when the Patriots signed his brother.After playing together in high school and at Rutgers, they spend the first nine years of their pro careers apart. They now live across the street from each other and have lockers at Gillette Stadium two stalls apart.“It’s a lot of fun to be still doing this 10 years in, playing football,” Devin McCourty said. “You talk about the importance of family and being able to cherish some of the best moments — we haven’t really been able to do over the last nine years. To do that two years in a row now has really made playing football special in Year 9 and 10 just because of all of the memories we have that really have nothing to do with football, just being able to live out our dream.”The Patriots (12-3) beat Buffalo on Saturday to clinch their 11th straight AFC East championship. With a victory over Miami (4-11) on Sunday (or a Kansas City loss), New England would secure the No. 2 seed in the conference and a first-round bye.“I love this time of the year,” McCourty said. “You’re playing for something, you’re doing something that’s meaningful, but you’re also spending it with the people you love the most.”McCourty said he will take most of Wednesday off to be with his family. But when the kids take their naps, he might break out his iPad to study up on the Dolphins.“It’s a part of being a professional,” McCourty said. “You’ve got tomorrow to spend with your family, and make it special. Thursday and Friday, we’ve got to be locked in, laser-focused. Because it’s Christmas everywhere; the Dolphins are dealing with the same thing, of making sure you have a special Christmas with your family, but also being a professional and doing the job.”Jason McCourty left Saturday’s game against the Bills with a groin injury. There was no update on his condition, and he was not in the locker room during the media availability on Tuesday.Patriots safety Duron Harmon said the time off will be good for everyone.“It will be good to get away from it and spend time with your families,” he said. “But we know when we step in this building what it’s all about.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 25th December, 2019 12:44 IST COMMENT Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more

State Cultural Affairs Department hands out federal relief funds, including to 11 organizations locally

first_imgDES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has awarded more than one million dollars in federal coronavirus relief.The administrator of the Iowa Arts Council David Schmitz says the money was spread out to 173 organizations statewide, including 11 here in north-central Iowa. .  “The smallest grant was for a thousand dollars — all the way up to 18 thousand dollars for some of our largest groups,” Schmitz says.Schmitz says the money is important right now. “In the context of their overall annual budget — these grants aren’t going to close a budget shortfall for any of them or certainly help them make ends meet for an entire year. But what they really do is look at them as kind of like a bridge,” he says.Schmitz says that bridge will help them keep things going until they can again get back to their traditional revenue streams. “Obviously every industry has been hurting a little bit in the last couple of months. What is unique for out industry that we serve, arts and culture is they kind of lost every single revenue stream at once,” according to Schmitz. “If you think about it, admissions, once people walk in the door then they patronize the gift shop. They might sign a kid up for a class. All those things just dried up overnight.”And many of the organizations have endowments that have been hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “Obviously market returns aren’t looking so good this year, “Schmitz says, “so, it was just a huge and unanticipated impact all at once. These dollars are really helpful to a lot of those groups.”He says many of the organizations play a big role in their communities, and keeping them going is important. “These are people who then go out and buy groceries, they are people who spent money in their local economy. So it’s really important that these groups that are engines for the local economies can keep going,” Schmitz says.The list of grant recipients includes art, history, and children’s museums; arboretums and botanical gardens; aquariums and science centers; performing arts venues, vocal music groups, and theaters; historical societies and historic homes; film and media organizations; and arts and cultural heritage festivals.The local recipients include:$18,000 to the Surf Ballroom & Museum in Clear Lake$9000 to the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City$2500 to the North Iowa Band Festival Foundation of Mason City$2500 to Wright on the Park in Mason City$2500 to the Charles City Arts Center$2500 to the Floyd County Historical Society and Museum in Charles City$2500 to La Luz Hispana in Hampton$2500 to South Square in St. Ansgar$2500 to the Winnebago County Historical Society in Forest City$2500 to the Heartland Museum Foundation in Clarion$1000 to the National 19th Amendment Society/Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home Museum in Charles Citylast_img read more

Djokovic top of the world after completing remarkable turnaround

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Only a semi-final defeat at the French Open prevented him from becoming just the third man to capture a calendar Grand Slam.He finished 2011 with a 70-6 win-loss record, a haul of 10 tournament victories and the year-end number one spot for the first time.– People’s champion? –Back-to-back Australian Opens followed in 2012 and 2013, although three heart-breaking final defeats kept the French Open frustratingly out of reach until 2016, when his breakthrough win at Roland Garros allowed him to complete his career Slam.In Paris that year, he also became the first player to break through the $100 million (87.8 million euro) prize money barrier.Djokovic has also not been afraid to take chances and innovate his game, bringing in Boris Becker as part of his coaching team for the start of the 2014 season, although he has since reunited with long-time mentor Marian Vajda.Off court, Djokovic married long-time girlfriend Jelena Ristic in July 2014. They have two children, a son Stefan and daughter Tara.However, despite his achievements, Djokovic appears doomed never to be held in the same warm esteem as Federer and Nadal.There are those who see something a little more calculating in the Djokovic make-up.He was castigated during the 2015 French Open semi-finals for taking an eight-minute medical time-out after dropping the third set to Andy Murray, and at Indian Wells the next year he was roundly criticised for suggesting that men should “fight” to get more prize money than women.“The stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men’s tennis matches,” he said.At Wimbledon this year, he hit out at some Centre Court fans for a perceived lack of respect while schedulers also felt his ire for exiling him to Court Two for a third round match.Despite the doubts, the plaudits were generous on Monday.“What Novak has achieved this season has to go down as one of the great sporting comebacks,” said ATP president Chris Kermode. Paris, France | AFP | Novak Djokovic’s return to the world number one spot, just five months after slumping to his lowest ranking in 12 years, leaves little doubt that he is one of the sport’s greats.The Serb is back on the top of the pile for the first time in two years, at the end of a roller-coaster season for the 14-time major winner.Djokovic, 31, underwent elbow surgery in January and slipped to 22nd in the world after a depressing quarter-final exit at Roland Garros in June, which left him briefly threatening to skip Wimbledon.But he regrouped, romped to a fourth Wimbledon title the following month, a 32nd Masters in Cincinnati and then a third triumph at the US Open in September.Despite his loss in the final of the Paris Masters to Karen Khachanov on Sunday — which ended a 22-match win streak — his record since the start of Wimbledon stands at 31-2.“Reflecting on what I’ve been through in the last year, it’s quite a phenomenal achievement,” said Djokovic, who has knocked Rafael Nadal from the world top spot.“I’m very, very happy and proud about it. Five months ago, it was highly improbable considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court.”– ‘He has everything’ –Djokovic is now just three behind Nadal’s total of 17 Grand Slams and six shy of Roger Federer’s record of 20.But he has time on his side — Federer has already celebrated his 37th birthday while injury-plagued Nadal is 32.Furthermore, Djokovic enjoys a lifetime 25-22 record over Federer and 27-25 against Nadal.“Novak has everything to make records in this sport,” said Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro after losing to Djokovic in the US Open final.Djokovic’s ability to thrive amongst the greats has never been in doubt, but the size of his heart often led to questions in his early days.At Wimbledon in 2007, he retired with a back injury in the third set of his semi-final against Nadal.He also quit at the 2006 and 2007 French Opens at the third round and quarter-final stages respectively, while at the 2009 Australian Open, where he was defending champion, he pulled out of his quarter-final with Andy Roddick citing heat exhaustion.But nobody could question his courage at the 2012 Australian Open, when he beat Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final of all time, a draining 5hr 53min epic.Djokovic captured the first of his majors in Melbourne in 2008, but it was three years before he added his second.After leading Serbia to a maiden Davis Cup in 2010, he raced through the first half of 2011, building up a 48-1 winning run.last_img read more

Miami commissioner to postpone Ultra Music Festival due to coronavirus

first_imgCity of Miami commissioner Joe Carollo, and Mayor Francis Suarez spoke at a meeting at Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove Wednesday morning asking for the Ultra Music Festival to be postponed to protect attendees from the coronavirus.The huge music festival that brings a ton of money to the city each year will likely be postponed until 2021.“We’re going to be discussing with them the possibility of postponing the event, similar to what they’ve done in other parts of the world,” Suarez said. “As was mentioned, this event is very unique because you have people traveling from over 100 countries. Our decisions in the city are always going to be guided by protecting the citizens of this city.”It is unclear if ticket buyers will get a full refund. City officials say an official announcement is expected Friday.last_img read more