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Oxford Blues defy the odds at Twickenham

first_imgOxford University notched up an unexpected 21-10 win at the Varsity Rugby Match yesterday. The result marks only the second victory for Oxford in six years. Having lost to Cambridge last year and endured a disappointing season thus far, the Oxford team were the underdogs in the buildup to the 129th game. Two tries scored in the first half by Cheesman and Crozier, alongside the skilful kicking of fly half Charlie Marr, secured an impressive win for the Dark Blues. Captain Nick Haydon told BBC Oxford, “This surpasses all my achievements. To represent Oxford University is a great honour, and to lead the side is a very special moment.” On their website, the Oxford University Rugby Club described the match, which was attended by over 27,000 people, as “a dominant Oxford performance’”. Man of the Match was awarded to flanker Stan McKeen, who led Oxford’s back row throughout.last_img read more

Oyster Bay Town Official Admits to Tax Evasion

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A longtime Town of Oyster Bay official admitted to failing to report more than $2 million in consulting fees on his federal income taxes over a six-year span, court documents show.Frederick Ippolito pleaded guilty Tuesday to income tax evasion at Central Islip federal court for not filing his earnings to the Internal Revenue Service from 2008 to 2013.“The defendant agrees to pay restitution to the IRS for the total tax loss caused by filing false individual tax returns…plus interest and penalties, to be calculated at the time of sentencing,” the 77-year-old Syosset man wrote in court paperwork.Ippolito, the town’s commissioner of planning and development, received the consulting fees from Old Bethpage-based Carlo Lizza & Sons, Paving, Inc., and a principal of that company, and then failed to report the fees on his personal tax returns or the tax returns of entities he controlled.Ippolito is the president of CAI Associates, LTD, a consulting and snow removal business, and a former officer of CAI Restaurant, Inc., which used to own Christiano’s, the Italian restaurant that Billy Joel was said to have written a song about.The IRS said in a statement at the time of Ippolito’s arrest saying: “The public expects their elected and appointed officials to obey the same laws as it does.”A town spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the plea and an update on Ippolito’s employment status. Despite being arrested last year, he earned $144,170 as the town planning commissioner, according to payroll records obtained by the Press.It isn’t the only scandal in Oyster Bay, either. Six months after Ippolito’s arrest, Harendra Singh, a Syosset-based restaurateur, was arrested for, among other things, allegedly bribing an official in the Town of Oyster Bay, which has contracts with Singh to operate several restaurants on town land. A town official was not charged in that case.last_img read more

K K Sarpong refused my advice: Abrah Appiah

first_imgThe Chairman of the Premier League Board, Welbeck Abra Appiah says he advised Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong not to send a resignation letter to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.Abra Appiah told Kumasi-based Sika FM that Dr. Sarpong ignored his advice and before he realized what was happening, Dr. Sarpong has sent a letter of resignation to the Asantehene resigning from his position as Asante Kotoko’s Executive Board Chairman.“When I heard about Dr. Sarpong’s decision to resign, I advised him against sending a letter. I told him that it would not be polite to send such a letter, since the Asantehene did not give him a letter of appointment in the first place. He did not listen to me and before I realized, he had sent the letter.”Abra-Appiah denied reports that he was leading a delegation to apologise to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Dr. Sarpong’s behalf, adding that it is not the remit of the Premier League Board to meddle in such matters.“We only intervene when there are issues between Premier League clubs but in Kotoko’s case, we have no involvement. So it is not true that I am leading such a delegation to apologise to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Dr. Sarpong’s behalf.”last_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES TWO COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS AHEAD OF 33rd BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgAbout Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 (grade I) races and purses totalling $26 million, will be held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Arcadia Night and Pasadena Fan Fest are part of Breeders’ Cup’s long-term growth strategy to solidify the event as a preeminent lifestyle and entertainment brand offering an unparalleled experience that combines the best horses, jockeys and purses in the sports with world-class hospitality, high-end fashion and luxury entertainment event throughout the Breeders’ Cup World Championship week. “Arcadia Night and Pasadena Fan Fest will be great ways to kick off Breeders’ Cup weekend with the local communities as well as fans who have traveled in for the event,” said Stefanie Palmieri, Vice President of Events at Breeders’ Cup.  “We are constantly looking for new ways to provide our fans with the best hospitality and entertainment and we thank Pasadena, Arcadia and all of our partners for providing such unique experiences for our guests.” On Friday, November 4, Breeders’ Cup and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau will host Pasadena Fan Fest on the plaza of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Spazmatics, a four-piece 80’s cover band, will perform fan favorites, while guests enjoy snacks provided by local food trucks and sip on signature cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Maker’s Mark®. Official milliner Christine Moore will be on-site selling fascinators and offering styling tips for guests looking to elevate their look for the final day of racing. Tickets for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Pasadena Fan Fest are available now and are limited to the first 1,000 purchasers. General admission tickets are $45 each and include two drink tickets. For more information and to buy tickets now visit the Pasadena Fan Fest website. “Breeders’ Cup is a truly special weekend for the Arcadia community, and we can’t wait to start the weekend off with Arcadia Night,” said Arcadia Mayor Tom Beck.  “Thanks to our wonderful partners, we look forward to celebrating Breeders’ Cup weekend in true Southern California style with the best food, drink, and music.” The festivities begin on Wednesday, November 2 at Arcadia Night near the Gold Line Plaza (First Ave and Huntington Drive). Kicking off at 5:00 PM, the evening will include live music by Ghost in the Machine, the four-man Sting cover band; signature dishes from some of Los Angeles’ most iconic food trucks including Meat the Greek, Ragin Cajun, Slammin’ Sliders, The Greasy Wiener and Paradise Fine Cookies and Ice Cream; and a cash bar featuring refreshing cocktails provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Maker’s Mark®. The celebration will conclude with the honoring of iconic racehorse Zenyatta with a dedicated star on the Walk of Champions. Additionally, distribution of the 2016 limited-edition Maker’s Mark® Commemorative bottle  featuring Zenyatta will take place during the event. This year, all proceeds will go to Old Friends, an organization that provides dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. Arcadia Night is a free event and open to the public. Arcadia Night; A Salute to Zenyatta and Pasadena Fan Fest to Feature Live Music, Food Trucks and a Tribute to Zenyatta ### Parking for the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Pasadena Convention Center is $12 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges. Additional structure and street parking is available surrounding the convention center. “We are thrilled to welcome the Breeders’ Cup to Pasadena this November,” said Michael Ross of the Pasadena Center Operating Company.  “The Pasadena Fan Fest will be a great way to bring the local community together ahead of the races, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the best that Pasadena has to offer.” PASADENA, Calif. (September 14, 2016) – Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that it will host two community celebrations – Arcadia Night; A Salute to Zenyatta and Pasadena Fan Fest –  during the week leading up to the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.  Set to take place on Wednesday, November 2 and Friday, November 4, respectively, the two events will kick-off Breeders’ Cup 2016 with live entertainment, food trucks, cash bars and more. The Arcadia Night celebration will also include a special commemorative celebration of Zenyatta, one of the greatest female horses of all time.last_img read more

Arsenal ‘did the job’ despite Ostersunds defeat

first_img0Shares0000Jack Wilshere was more critical, saying that they “were nowhere near it, especially in the first half”.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his side were poor in Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League defeat to Ostersunds, but was glad to see them qualify nonetheless.Hosam Aiesh and Ken Sema found the net in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, both assisted by Saman Ghoddos, to put the Gunners in trouble despite their 3-0 aggregate lead from the first leg, before Sead Kolasinac gave them some breathing room early in the second half. “We were not at the races in the first half,” Wenger said. “We were in trouble because we were complacent and not focused. We were open every time we lost the ball and had no ideas with the ball. That’s why we were in trouble.“In the second half, it was much better. Our energy was high and our domination as consistent. Overall we responded very well. We did the job to qualify. That’s what you have to keep from the night and that’s it.”“We prepared properly, in a serious way, but you have external circumstances. The fact that we won the first leg 3-0, the fact that we have another big game on Sunday (League Cup final against Manchester City), the fact that people subconsciously think they just have to turn up to win the game.“Football doesn’t work like that. We played against a good side and it’s what you see in the FA Cup. You can be in trouble every time you’re not 100 percent focused. I felt in the first half the whole team was not at the level you expect. It was not easy for the defenders because we lost the ball too early and we didn’t’ screen well when we lost the ball.”Jack Wilshere was more critical, saying that they “were nowhere near it, especially in the first half”.“We weren’t good enough,” Wilshere told BT Sport. “To be honest, we did improve in the second half but it still wasn’t good enough.“We’re through and that’s all that counts, so we will see who we get in the draw. We’ve a big game to come on Sunday too, so we can focus on that.“But when you’re 3-0 up in a two-legged tie you still have to go again – it was only half-time. Maybe we underestimated them a little bit, but the main thing is we’re through.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Foreclosures to Get Review

first_imgContributions by Molly C. Herndon and Carolyn BirdThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced in November 2011 consumers may request an Independent Foreclosure Review of foreclosure cases that occurred between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010. The deadline to request a review is approaching. This process was ordered after regulators found unsound lending, servicing and foreclosure practices among large lending companies. Foreclosures against homes owned by service members will also be reviewed to determine if the action was in violation of the Service Members Civil Relief Act. The deadline to file a request for review is April 30, 2012. Borrowers who faced foreclosure during these two years on their primary residence can request a review of the case if they believe they suffered “financial injury” as a result of the process. Financially injurious situations include, but are not limited to:The mortgage balance at the time of the foreclosure was more than was actually owed on the property.Fees were charged, or mortgage payments were inaccurately calculated, processed or applied.The borrower followed the guidelines of a Modification Agreement with the lender, but the foreclosure sale still took place.The foreclosure action took place while the borrower was protected by bankruptcy.The foreclosure proceeded against a Military service member and was in violation of the Service Members Civil Relief Act protections.Borrowers who faced foreclosure during these two years and believe the process resulted in financial injury may request a review if their loan was secured from one of the lenders listed below:America’s Saving CompanyAurora Loan ServicesBank of AmericaBeneficialChaseCitibankCitiFinancialCiti MortgageCountry-WideEMCEverBank/ EverhomeFreedom FinancialGMAC MortgageHFCHSBCIndyMac Mortgage ServicesMetLife BankNational CityPNCSovereign BankSun-Trust MortgageU.S. BankWachoviaWashington MutualWells FargoThe review process will determine if errors were made during their foreclosure process, and, if financial injury was sustained, the borrower may be eligible for compensation.To assist clients in determining their eligibility, prior to the April 30 deadline, call (888) 952-9105, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more details about this review process, visit IndependentForeclosureReview.com and OCC: Correcting Foreclosure Practices.last_img read more

Thanks for pushing us for better CWG preparations: CM to media

first_imgThe media on Friday got a “thank you” from Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for keeping her government on its toes by criticising the preparations for the Commonwealth Games and thus “pushing it” to make the event a success.”I would thank media for pushing us to deliver. When the push came, we got encouragement to redouble our efforts,” Dikshit said addressing a function here.The Chief Minister, admitting some delays in some of the projects, however said the city will host the best-ever Commonwealth Games in history.”Two-three months back, people thought we will not be able to complete the projects and the event will not be successful. Today, I can confidently say that it will be the best in the history,” Dikshit said.Blaming the “unprecedented rains” for the delays, she said all the infrastructure projects will be completed well ahead of the commencement of the event on October 3.”Nobody had imagined that we will have such unprecedented rains this year,” she said.”Delhi will wear a different image after 10-12 days as all the projects will be completed,” she said also complimenting her Cabinet colleagues and top officials for their “hard work”.The Chief Minister rejected criticism about sub-standard quality of work and said highest standard of quality has been maintained in all the projects.PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan said the Barapullah Nallah elevated road, linking Games Village with Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, will be inaugurated on September 19.Addressing the gathering, he said neither Lord Indra, the god of rains nor Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, a bitter critic of the Games, will succeed in not making the event a success.advertisementlast_img read more

Ohio State Releases Short Highlight Video Of Urban Meyer And His Son Nate At The Indians Game

first_imgUrban Meyer and Son throw the first pitch.Urban Meyer Son First PitchTuesday night, the Cleveland Indians hosted Urban Meyer and his son Nate as they took on the Mariners at Progressive Field. Initially, it was thought that Meyer himself would be throwing out the first pitch. But in the end, it was actually his son doing the honors. Meyer caught the ball at home plate instead. Pretty cool.Thursday, Ohio State released a short video to recap the experience. Meyer and his son met a number of players, hung out in a luxury box, toured the facility, and of course, got to walk on the field. Enjoy, OSU fans:last_img

Video: Dabo Swinney Hit The Dab In Locker Room Following Win Over FSU

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been known to bust a move or two in the post-game locker room this season. Tonight, after his top-ranked Tigers held off Florida State, Swinney broke out one of his best numbers yet.This vine surfaced shortly after the win, and it shows Dabo hitting the popular “Dab” dance. That’s why he is kind of awkwardly tucking his head into the crook of his elbow. Here’s some more footage of Dabo dabbing.Dabo’s new moves. pic.twitter.com/9vJg8HApCn— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) November 8, 2015Swinney is loving life right now, as well he should. Clemson controls its own destiny on the road to the CFP, and the Tigers just might dance their way to the final four.last_img read more