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Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor to be sentenced in sex crimes case

first_img 39 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share NewsSports Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor to be sentenced in sex crimes case by: – March 22, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Hall of Fame NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor is expected to be sentenced to six years probation with sex-offender status during a court hearing Tuesday, according to the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.Taylor pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in the case in January. Taylor was arrested last May on charges of “improper sexual conduct involving an underage girl in a Rockland County hotel,” the District Attorney’s office said. Prosecutors said Taylor paid the teen $300 after “sexual acts.” The girl was 16 years old, according to a statement from prosecutors.Taylor entered a guilty plea to one count of sexual misconduct and one count of patronizing a prostitute in the third degree, both misdemeanor charges, the prosecutor said. Taylor was arrested in a Ramapo, New York, Holiday Inn room on May 6, a few hours after the alleged encounter took place, authorities said at the time. Ramapo is about 30 miles northwest of New York City.Ramapo police applauded the plea agreement at the time. “This department believes that the resolution reached in this case is fair and appropriate,” Ramapo Police Chief Peter Brower said at the time. Arthur Aidala, Taylor’s attorney, said his client “patronized a prostitute and that prostitute happened to be under the age of 17. Although he inquired as to her age, he was lied to.” Along with the probation, he is expected to be fined $2,000, the prosecutor said, adding the former athlete must register as a sex offender.“He could have taken a much more aggressive road, but he decided it was in the best interest of he and his family, and the young woman involved here, to dispose of the case the way we did today,” Aidala added. In July, Taylor’s wife vehemently denied that the famous linebacker had sex with the underage prostitute. “He didn’t rape anyone. He didn’t have sex with anyone. He didn’t call a pimp,” Lynette Taylor said on “Larry King Live.”Lynette Taylor told King that the girl snuck into her husband’s hotel room because many people knew Taylor was in town for an autograph signing. Taylor gave her $300 because she was going through bad times, Lynette Taylor said.“So I mean for him, $300, here — here is $300. Will this help you out any? It was very much that,” said Lynette Taylor. “Yes, he should have told her to get the heck out of my room. But I cannot explain why men do what they do.”CNN Newslast_img read more

Top Cop wants motorists to adhere to traffic signs

first_imgLocalNews Top Cop wants motorists to adhere to traffic signs by: – May 23, 2011 Head of the Dominica Police Force is sending a strong warning to motorists to adhere to traffic signs in the country.Police Chief Cyril Carrette says he is concerned about the increase in vehicular accidents in the Dominica.He is cautioning motorists to be more cautious on the roads.I am very concerned about the manner in which people drive on the road in Dominica. I think people are supposed to be more courteous. Often times I have admonished persons who cut across traffic. Anybody travelling on the left side of the road has the right of way,” he said.Meantime Carrette will also leave for a special regional meeting to help fine crime and drugs in the region.Dominica Vibes News 14 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Mistrial declared in Calibishie murder trial!

first_img Sharing is caring! 61 Views   one comment Share LocalNews Mistrial declared in Calibishie murder trial! by: – June 1, 2012 Sharecenter_img Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comAfter four days of hearing evidence and almost five hours of deliberation the jury in a trial to determine whether a Calibishie man murdered a Vieille Case youngster were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.Garvin George of Calibishie was charged for fatally stabbing Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case on February 5th, 2010 at Calibishie.A jury found him guilty of murder in November, 2011 and was sentenced to serve an imprisonment term of fourteen (14) years by Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks.His attorneys Wayne Norde and Bernadette Lambert appealed that decision which was upheld by the Court of Appeal justices who ordered a retrial in April 2012.It was the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Gene Pestaina’s contention that George provoked Joseph when he confronted him that night about a villager’s daughter.And, according to Clement George a witness who testified for the state, Joseph “punched Garvin first and then Garvin punch him back”, thereafter a fight ensued.George however in his unsworn statement to the Court on Thursday explained that he only defended himself from Joseph who had a scissors.“He had a scissors in his hand, I asked him to take it easy. He jack me, I jack him back then we began wrestling and we end up in a neighbor’s yard. In wrestling I managed to get the scissors from him and I made a wild blow defending myself. While doing so the scissors fell. He gave me a punch in my jaw”.Justice Brian Cottle asked the forewoman whether they required more time to deliberate, however she said no.He therefore declared a mistrial, stating that the “prosecution will decide where we go from here” and that “we may have to do this matter again in another assizes”.One of George’s attorney, Bernadette Lambert told Dominica Vibes News that the defence team is “very excited” with the outcome particularly on behalf of their client.“We are very pleased for Garvin; it was a hung jury and we are really very excited. It is very positive news for Garvin and the deference team and we are very satisfied at this point and very happy”. Meanwhile state attorney Clement Joseph in the DPP’s office said “we are disappointed with the decision but we have to respect it”.According to him the DPP can “reduce the charge to manslaughter, try him again for murder, or just withdraw the charge against him” and “we will decide what happens next”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Drainage work restricts State Road 156 Wednesday

first_imgPatriot, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel plan to replace a drainage pipe under State Road 156 this Wednesday (AUGUST 29)—weather permitting—closing the Ohio River Scenic Byway between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.A “soft” closure (locals only) will be imposed at S.R. 156’s intersection with S.R. 250 in Patriot and on S.R. 156 at S.R. 101 at the Markland Dam.  A hard closure (no traffic) will be enforced between Turtle Creek Road and Wades Hill Road.last_img

Neville blasts Solskjaer over poor selection

first_img Loading… Former Manchester United star, Phil Neville, was not pleased with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection against Chelsea in the FA Cup. The Red Devils lost 3-1 in the semi final at Wembley after a limp display, and in part due to goalkeeping mistakes from David De Gea. But Neville felt the team selection from manager Solskjaer was a key reason for the loss. The result means Chelsea face Arsenal in the final, while both United and Chelsea have to play the final two Premier League games of their seasons to try and secure a spot in the top four.Advertisement read also:Manchester United fans beg Solksjaer to drop Young against Everton “I don’t think United had a player on the pitch, maybe [Bruno] Fernandes, that played well,” the former Manchester United player explained on TV. “I think Ole picked the wrong team and the wrong system.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Muchlast_img read more

Luella J. Lecher, 83

first_imgLuella J. Lecher, 83, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg.  Born, May 1, 1936 in Sandusky, Indiana, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Cecilia M. (Hessler) Harpring.  Luella had been a Nanny in Cincinnati.  She was a seamstress and she had worked at the Carol Cook Dress Factory, Minears, and Weddings by Wolter.  She designed many bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary, and the Night Extension Homemakers. She was married to Edward J. Lecher on May 1, 1954 and he survives.  She is also survived by two daughters, Brenda (Chuck) Emsweller, Clarksburg, Julie (Tom) Keillor, Greensburg; one brother, Vernon (Maureen) Harpring, Batesville; one sister, Elvera Wissel, Batesville; three grandchildren, Ashley (Adam) Hungate, St. Paul, Chad (Jennifer) Emsweller, Evansville, Danielle Keillor and her Fiancé, Bradley Whittaker, Milroy; six great grandchildren, Charlie & Julia Emsweller, Eddie, Joey, Ella, and Paul Hungate. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons, Nicholas and Bernard Lecher; two brothers, Edgar and Bernard Harpring; three sisters, Irma Harpring, Lois Laudick, Joan Schoettmer. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. A reception style visitation will follow in the large assembly room at St. Mary’s. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana or to the March of Dimes. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Michael O’Neill delighted as Northern Ireland head to Euro 2016 group winners

first_img No side had ever done that from pot five before – and it is unlikely to help much when the main draw takes place in December – but a 1-1 draw in Helsinki gave Northern Ireland a unique honour. It might have been even better – Craig Cathcart’s first-half header negated by an 87th-minute equaliser – but like the jubilant travelling contingent of 2,200, O’Neill was not in the mood to be downcast. “Of course I’m disappointed not to win the game but we’re delighted to top the group and everyone in the dressing room feels exactly the same,” he said. “We’ve managed to top the group and it’s lovely to go to the tournament as group winners. We’ve certainly not got there by any good fortune. “I genuinely believe we’re the best team in the group, the most effective team in the group and we finished as top goal scorers too. “The players deserve enormous credit for that. “You want the focus and motivation as high as possible for any game but having qualified on Thursday – and enjoyed ourselves on Thursday night – there was always going to be an element of fatigue. “But we got what we needed.” There was special praise for Watford defender Cathcart. He would probably have spent this week’s crunch double header watching from the dugout had Jonny Evans not been ruled out by a hamstring injury. As it was he played his part in the famous win over Greece and nodded home his first international goal here in Helsinki. Northern Ireland are unusually well stocked at the heart of defence, with Paddy McNair and Aaron Hughes also around the keep Evans and Gareth McAuley on their toes. But Cathcart has a staunch supporter in O’Neill. “Craig is a player I’ve liked since day one, I’ve never had any hesitation putting him in the team,” he said. “He’s been a little bit unfortunate because at times he’s had injuries which have maybe halted his progress as a starting player, but I watched him very closely in the first three or four games of the season when Jonny’s club situation was uncertain. “I saw a player that has adapted to life in the Premier League and looks like he belongs in the Premier League.” O’Neill does not need reminding about the scale of the upturn he has overseen over the past year, having taken 21 points in qualification compared to just seven in the 2014 World Cup group. “That first campaign I had a lot to learn about the players and for a lot of them it was their first campaign too,” he said. “There were a lot of harsh lessons but the good thing is they have learned them and they’ve shown that in this group.” O’Neill’s men were seeded fifth when the draw was made, but the manager targeted a third-place play-off in next summer’s expanded competition. Three wins from three at the start of the campaign meant automatic qualification quickly became the new goal and by the time that was achieved with one game to go, O’Neill was fully focused on finishing top of the pile. Michael O’Neill is delighted Northern Ireland will head to Euro 2016 as group winners. Press Associationlast_img read more

ICT develops virtual-form psychologist

first_imgResearchers from USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are slated to complete the development of their avatar system, which detects signs of depression, by September 2013.“We [asked], ‘How can technology help clinicians in their work?’” said Louis-Philippe Morency, one of the principal researchers on the project.Morency and his fellow researcher on the project, Albert Rizzo, answered this question with SimSensei, a system designed to detect signs of psychological distress based on analysis of facial movements and voice indicators.Morency and Rizzo said they hope the prototype will see real-world use within the next two years, and they look forward to implementing this technology because it can be a valuable tool for sensitive patient cases.Morency and Rizzo teamed up because they were willing to support one another through their research by sharing their expertise. Morency’s specialty lies in the technological side of the project, while Rizzo offers specialized skills in psychology.Morency credits a large part of the project’s origin to Rizzo and his previous work in psychology, particularly with post-traumatic stress disorder.“[Rizzo] had the idea of taking the technology and applying it to the medical world,” Morency said. “He’s been working really hard.”Multiple scientists have contributed to this product over the past decade. They have pooled together their individual research, information and technology in order to create the avatar.“The avatar itself had been started about 10 years ago because the technology that we were using now has been built over the last 10 years so, again, this is a team effort,” Morency said. “We started [SimSensei] a year and a half ago in October 2011. The ‘team-effort’ attitude is particularly evident in the breadth of expert fields used to work on SimSensei, with disciplines involving 3-D animation, writing and programming.”Some USC students were involved in the project at a preliminary level. They conducted research to assist Morency, Rizzo and their colleagues but did not work directly on the technology or prototype. Morency said many postdoctoral researchers were particularly essential in the later stages of the project.As the prototype release date comes closer, Morency said the team currently faces three major challenges before debuting their optimal product.“One [challenge] is we developed a lot of the indicators of depression from the face and from the voice and integrating all of these, which is called mutual fusion,” Morency said. “The second big challenge is really about dialogue, which is the human deciding what to say next and giving feedback and listener feedback and these two aspects of dialogue. And [third], getting it right, which humans are extremely good at — first, the timing of things, and second, giving the right feedback and empathy at the right time.”A pragmatist at heart, Morency also said that this first prototype might be imperfect, but its potential benefits can be very impactful for future patients who might use it.“We’re realistic, and we’re not going to solve all of [the problems]. But we’re looking to push it forward,” Morency said. “We’re keeping it together.”last_img read more

“Let There Be Reggae” highlights reggae and dancehall at Art Basel

first_imgArt Basel Miami Beach 2017 will be held throughout South Florida from December 7 -10th. The count-down has begun to Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 weekend and this year art fans can get ready to soak up the vibes of reggae and dance hall in pictures.‘Let There Be Reggae,’ is a unique showcase, curated snapshot of reggae music and dancehall culture that will feature works of Australian artist/illustrator Robin Clare; Jamaican photographer Roy Sweetland; Jamaican-born photographer and current Fort Lauderdale resident, David Muir; ultimate Jamaican Dancehall street sign collector Maxine Walters and founder of Irish and Chin “sound clash promotions,” Garfield “Chin” Bourne.The three-day exhibition will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, December 7th, from 6–10 p.m., in the Wynwood section of Miami.‘Let There Be Reggae’ will give art and music lovers a flavor of the Caribbean musical scene while illustrating the odyssey of reggae music and current day dancehall.For more information on the event, visit lettherebereggae.com. Art Basel will also feature numerous black artists via ‘Black and Basel.’last_img read more