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North Bellmore Woman Admits Killing Ex-husband

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nancy BolandA North Bellmore woman has admitted to stabbing her ex-husband to death and dumping his body on the side of a road following an argument in 2011.Nancy Boland pleaded guilty Tuesday at Nassau County court to first-degree manslaughter, criminal contempt, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weaponProsecutors said the 57-year-old woman and her ex-husband, Walter Boland, with whom she still lived on Waltoffer Avenue, got into an argument on Nov. 16, 2011. The fight escalated when she claimed that he threatened her with a sharp-bladed instrument.“Nancy Boland said that she grabbed it out his hand and stabbed him with it once in the abdomen, driving it upward and four inches deep,” the district attorney’s office said in a news release.The victim, who had a valid order of protection against his ex-wife, refused to be taken to the hospital, according to Nancy Boland’s statement to police.She left him at home to go to work the following day but when she returned home, she found her ex-husband unresponsive. Once she concluded that he was dead, she dragged his body to her mother’s car and dumped his body on the Wantagh State Parkway bike path north of Sunrise Highway.Nancy Boland had told family, friends and co-workers that he had left after the fight and hadn’t returned.  A jogger found the body the morning of Nov. 18, 2011.Nancy Boland is expected to be sentenced March 13 to seven years in prison.last_img read more

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Zagreb in the first four months TOP destination in Croatia

first_imgTourists mostly spent the night in hotels Foreign tourists realized the most overnight stays in the City of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč – Parenzo and Split, which is 39,3% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. Followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (10,8%), Slovenia (9,9%), Italy (6,9%), United Kingdom (5,9%), France (4,5%), Poland (4,3) %) and the USA (3,6%). Tourists from all these countries recorded a double-digit increase in overnight stays in April 2019 compared to April 2018, except for Slovenia, which recorded a decrease in tourist nights by 29,3%. In April 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in hotels, 1,6 million overnight stays, which is 52,8% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to April 2018, the number of tourist arrivals in hotels increased by 14,2% and the number of overnight stays by 12,9% in April 2019, compared to the same period last year. The city of Zagreb is a favorite tourist destination for both domestic and foreign tourists in the first four months of 2019. Domestic tourists realized 3,0% more arrivals and 4,9% more overnight stays in April 2019 than in April 2018. Foreign tourists realized 19,2% more arrivals and 20,7% more n Domestic tourists realized the most overnight stays in the City of Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Opatija, and Dubrovnik, which is 31,9% of the total overnight stays of domestic tourists. Thus, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), in the first four months of 2019, tourists made 2 million arrivals and almost 5 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 11,4% in arrivals and a 9,4% increase in tourist overnight stays. compared to the same period in 2018. In the first four months of 2019, foreign tourists realized 1,5 million arrivals and 3,9 million overnight stays, which is 13,0% more tourist arrivals and 10,4% more overnight stays compared to the first four months of 2018. Most foreign tourists realized overnight stays. are tourists from Germany (17,2%), Slovenia (11,3%), Austria (10,4%), Italy (6,9%), the United Kingdom (4,6%) and the USA (4,0, XNUMX%). Although it is not the purpose of tourism to count arrivals and overnight stays, nor is growth always imperative, statistics are important and can always give us various answers and show the direction of market movements. center_img The Easter holidays have contributed to a significant increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays / / / ZAGREB GOT ITS EDITION OF TIME OUT GUIDE – TIME OUT ZAGREB In April 2019, there were 1,1 million tourist arrivals in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 16,4% compared to April 2018. Tourists realized almost 3 million overnight stays, which is 18,4% more than in April 2018 . In the first four months of 2019, domestic tourists realized 485 thousand arrivals and 1,1 million overnight stays, which is 6,4% more arrivals and 6,0% more overnight stays of domestic tourists than in the same period in 2018. German tourists most numerous Most tourist nights in Dubrovnik Of foreign tourists, most arrivals and overnight stays in April 2019 were realized by tourists from Germany, namely 136 thousand arrivals and 513 thousand overnight stays (14,6% of the total arrivals of foreign tourists and 19,9% ​​of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists). In April 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in Dubrovnik, 331 thousand, of which foreign tourists realized 94,2% of overnight stays and domestic 5,8%. Compared to April 2018, the increase in overnight stays of domestic and foreign tourists in Dubrovnik was in double digits (domestic tourists by 18,2%, foreign tourists by 24,5%). It is followed by the City of Zagreb, where tourists realized 208 thousand overnight stays, of which foreign tourists realized 83,5% of overnight stays, and domestic 16,5%. Compared to April 2018, the City of Zagreb achieved an increase in tourist nights by 13,0%.last_img read more

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Former Scientology leader exposes church and moves to Caribbean

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 87 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Former Scientology leader exposes church and moves to Caribbean by: – July 2, 2012 Debbie Cook relocates to Guadeloupe where Scientology has little or no presence.POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe– Scientology has been called many names, most of them unprintable, with the frontrunner generally regarded as “The cult of greed”. Following the recent case of Debbie Cook, a former church executive, it could well be referred to as “The cult of intimidation”.Cook, who rocked the church early this year with damaging testimony before agreeing to stay silent forever, has chosen to leave the United States and relocate to Guadeloupe, friends say.The former Scientology officer and her husband Wayne Baumgarten have sold their car, their furniture and many other household possessions, according to Jon Donley, a Web designer and media consultant who worked for the couple in 2010 and 2011 at their now-defunct marketing company in San Antonio, Texas.Why they chose Guadeloupe isn’t clear. But the island is an overseas territory of France, whose government has taken a strong stance against Scientology. Consequently, the church is thought to have little or no presence there.Guadeloupe’s port city, Pointe-à-Pitre, is a cruise ship destination, but Scientology’s passenger ship, the Freewinds, which sails in the Caribbean, does not dock there.The couple’s relocation is the latest chapter in a showdown that generated a torrent of negative publicity for the church and its leader David Miscavige.The drama started last New Year’s Eve when Cook sent an email from her home to hundreds of Scientology parishioners, urging them to stand up to aggressive church money-raising tactics and other practices.The Scientology community was stunned. Cook, 50, widely respected among parishioners, had run the church’s worldwide spiritual headquarters in Clearwater for 17 years. Her surprise email was nevertheless forwarded to thousands of inboxes.Cook and Baumgarten had left the church’s religious order, the Sea Organization, in October 2007. They signed lengthy non-disclosure contracts, agreeing to say nothing about church operations. The church paid each $50,000 and they moved to San Antonio and started their business.The church responded to Cook’s email by suing her and Baumgarten in civil court in San Antonio, asking a judge to enforce the nondisclosure contracts and award at least $300,000 in damages.That action led to a hearing on Feb. 9. Church attorneys called Cook as a witness, but that backfired when Cook’s attorney was allowed to follow with questions of his own, resulting in three hours of riveting testimony.Cook described being physically abused by church staffers at Miscavige’s direction and held against her will for seven weeks with other Sea Organization officers in a locked and guarded building at the church’s campus outside Los Angeles.She said she also witnessed church staffers beat up and taunt their peers while demanding confessions of wrongdoing.After the testimony, the church said Cook was “clearly bitter and falsely vilifying the religion she once was a part of.”A second day of testimony was scheduled, but the church ended it soon after it started.The public skirmish continued for another month, with the church moving for a quick judgment in its favour and Cook’s team responding with demands to depose church staff and gather other evidence.The two parties then began lengthy settlement talks, reaching an agreement signed April 23. Cook and Baumgarten recommitted to nearly all the terms of their 2007 nondisclosure contracts. They can have no contact with current or former Scientologists or anyone else who has said or written or produced anything negative about the church or intends to.Their business was “destroyed,” their attorney Ray Jeffrey said. Many clients were Scientologists who severed ties.Fighting off the church “wore them down,” their friend Donley said.”I really believed they had no idea, even after being on the inside, the church was going to come after them.”The agreement says neither party took money from the other in ending the lawsuit. Not known is whether the two parties reached an undisclosed side agreement.According to Donley, Baumgarten stuck to the language in the agreement when they met shortly after the talks ended, saying he and Cook walked away with nothing.The couple was no more forthcoming when Donley joined them for a farewell dinner and asked if their move out of the country was a condition of the settlement.“They looked me right in the eyes and said, ‘We can’t talk about that,’ ” Donley said.Scientology, established by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard in 1953, is thought to be one of the world’s largest non-Christian cults.  It is also one of the wealthiest, most secretive and most litigious.Caribbean 360 News Sharelast_img read more

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Two Arrested and Quarantined After Illegal Entry

first_imgPolice have announced that two Dominican men were arrested  on Monday for illegally breaching the island’s borders.The boat docked in Jimmit at about 11:20 am.The men will be charged, bailed and transported to the Portsmouth quarantine area to remain for 14 days. 702 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleLocalNews Two Arrested and Quarantined After Illegal Entry by: – May 12, 2020center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

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Former Newcastle keeper Steve Harper joins Sunderland

first_img Manager Sam Allardyce told the club’s official website, www.safc.com: “Steve will be a positive addition to our goalkeeping stable. He has vast experience at the top level and that can only be beneficial to Vito and Jordan as they continue to develop. “He knows the club well and, as an Easington lad born and bred, he needs no introduction to Sunderland.” Harper spent much of his time at Newcastle challenging Shay Given for the number one spot, but played in the 1999 FA Cup final against Manchester United and also kept a clean sheet in a Champions League victory over Juventus in 2002. Press Association Sunderland have signed former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper on a short-term deal until the end of the season, the club have confirmed. center_img The 40-year-old, who made 199 appearances for the Magpies during a 20-year stay at St James’ Park, has been drafted in following Costel Pantilimon’s departure to Watford earlier this week. Harper, who was a free agent after leaving Hull at the end of last season, will provide back up to number one Vito Mannone and highly-rated 21-year-old Jordan Pickford. last_img read more

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Lonzo Ball stays in Lakers’ starting lineup as Rajon Rondo returns from suspension

first_img“We missed having him around,” Walton said. “I stayed in constant contact with him. Him and Brandon were getting together, watching games together. So there was still chemistry being built and bonding happening, but we missed having his voice around for sure.”HONORING THE FALLENWalton opened his pregame press conference Saturday night with a message to the victims of a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, where at least 11 died after a gunman opened fire.“Real quick just before we start let’s take a moment to give our thoughts and our prayers and our love to those out in Pittsburgh,” he said. “That is terrible and I can’t imagine what those people are going through. Sending our respect and our love to them feels right, for what it’s worth.”One of the Lakers had his own tribute to another victim of a shooting: On his shoes, Kyle Kuzma wrote “RIP Lauren McCluskey.” McCluskey was a 21-year-old track athlete at the University of Utah, where Kuzma played college basketball, who was recently shot and killed by an ex-boyfriend.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s good to see right now, but we need to continue it at this pace,” he said. “So I’m not gonna sit here and tell you he’s a 40-percent 3-point shooter right now. Hopefully, he is, and he keeps putting in that work and that’s the player that he becomes.”Walton said he thought Ball brought value with his defense, particularly in a recent game against the Denver Nuggets when he got five steals and guarded a positional array from point guard Jamal Murray to center Nikola Jokic.It also helped that Ball developed some chemistry with LeBron James, who complimented his defense and poise after the win on Thursday night.“They’ve been playing well together,” Walton said. “I think part of how Lonzo plays, where he just, he loves just throwing it to the first open person and obviously LeBron being somebody considered as a point forward or however you want to call it, where he can run the team from the forward spot, it is a nice flow between the two of them.”Rondo traveled with the team during his suspension but was not allowed in the arena for games. Instead, he watched the Lakers alongside Brandon Ingram, who was still serving one more game of his suspension on Saturday for his role in a fight between the Lakers and Houston Rockets last week. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers SAN ANTONIO — Happy birthday, Lonzo Ball: You’re a starter.The Lakers gave Ball the nod for the fourth consecutive game on Saturday night, but this one was different: It marked the return of Rajon Rondo from suspension. While Rondo began the season in the starting lineup, Ball took over during his three-game absence and apparently was good enough in the eyes of the coaching staff to keep the role.The decision was in part a reflection of how good Ball was as a starter: The second-year guard averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range in the three games, during which the Lakers were 2-1. He also played more minutes, giving the coaching staff more confidence that he’s fully healed from his offseason knee surgery.And so it came to be that on Ball’s 21st birthday, he was given an indefinite extension as a starter and Rondo came off the bench. Coach Luke Walton stressed that the Lakers hope he continues to develop at the rate he’s shown at the beginning of the season. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

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Nike Pulls Betsy Ross Flag Shoe After Anthem-Kneeler Kaepernick Complains

first_imgNike is pulling shoes with an early American flag design after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick complained.The Wall Street Journal reports the former 49ers quarterback told Nike he and others consider the Betsy Ross flag offensive because it was flown at a time when slavery was common in a number of states. The flag with 13 stars in a circle on a blue field, and 13 red and white stripes, was flown during the Revolutionary War and early days of the U.S.Nike had planned to release the shoes in celebration of the Fourth of July.last_img read more

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Falcons vs. Steelers, Oct. 7 — Steelers must start fast, Conner must be a focal point (Mike Pelaia’s preview)

first_imgThe 1-3 Falcons come to Heinz Field on Sunday, Oct. 7, to face the surprisingly bad 1-2-1 Steelers. It’s a game that both teams need to have. The loser will be facing a massive uphill climb the rest of the season just in order to sniff the playoffs.It will be a game that features two high-powered offenses against two very susceptible defenses. Who will come out on top?Here are the keys to the game.The Steelers Need To Start FastThe Black and Gold have been bad at home this year and in the playoffs last year. They haven’t scored a first quarter point at home since last December, they’ve been down a combined 35-0 at home in the first quarter so far this year and they have failed to convert a single opening drive first down in any game in 2018.That cannot continue this week. If this team wants to be successful, they need to begin that success early and then sustain it throughout. This continued need to play catch-up is killing them and it will again if it happens vs. the Falcons.  With an offense as high-powered as this one, it’s mind-boggling to see what’s occurring early in games.  It’s also completely unacceptable. Randy Fichtner better get a game plan in order from the opening whistle if he doesn’t want to hear screams from above after this game.  The Steelers don’t need to score on their opening drive, but they need to move the football and they need to be up by the end of the first quarter.James Conner Needs To Be A Focal PointThere’s news this week that Le’Veon Bell is returning during the bye week.  I’ll believe it when I see it. Honestly, I hope he does, if not sooner. This team needs him right now. As far as I’m concerned, he won the face-off with Steelers management. They need him more than he needs them. Don’t think so? Think about this—Bell is potentially this team’s best defender, in that he keeps the Black and Gold defense off the field. Would you rather see Bell running the ball or this defense on the field?Until his return though, James Conner needs to be that guy. That goes along with starting early. The team cannot afford to get down early and abandon the run. They need to pound the ball early, get Conner some breakaway plays and he needs to carry it 20 times, or more.  He needs to do what Bell does, keep this defense off the field; it’s the only chance for success they have.When Ben Roethlisberger has to throw it as many times as he has, this team does not have success, traditionally. I know the Falcons have a susceptible defense but the Steelers must control the clock through Conner in order to come out with a victory. If they choose to play the fast, uptempo game, as if they were the Golden State Warriors, they’ll end up on the losing end of a shootout.The Secondary MUST Step UpWho in a Black and Gold uniform is going to stop Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley? Both Jones and Ridley average over 17 yards per catch. Ridley already has six touchdowns to go along with it. In other words, they take the top right off the defense.You know what’s not good? The Steelers defense loves to let opposing offenses take the top off. See Artie Burns or Coty Sensabaugh.  Joe Haden is the only cornerback that I trust and I’m not sure even he can cover Jones.They have to find a way to keep these receivers in front of them at all costs, they may even be better off holding the receivers vs. giving up the big plays. Yeah, that’s where I am with this group right now. They are terrible and until they prove otherwise, consistently, I’ll continue to think so.The Front Seven Need To Provide HelpThe secondary is awful, no question about it, but the front seven aren’t really doing their jobs this season, either.  After the Cleveland week, where has TJ Watt been?  How about Cam Heyward or Stephon Tuitt?  Bud Dupree has played above my expectations but beyond that, nobody is doing much of anything.When you have the secondary the Steelers have, the front seven need to make up for it. They aren’t doing it so far.  They must pressure Matt Ryan, the Falcons’ QB who has only thrown two picks this season; and if Devonta Freeman plays on Sunday, they best find a way to contain him, too.Either way, I think this defense is giving up over 30 points this week.…………………………………………..If the Steelers are unable to put up over 35 points this week, they will not win this game. I have no trust in this defense right now and the scary thing is, I’m losing faith in the offense that has so much talent.That all said, I think you’ll see the offense get Conner involved more this week. Antonio Brown is going to show up in full force this week and put together his best game of the season, to date and the defense will come up with a big play or two when it counts.The Steelers will save their season with a 38-33 victory to the delight of the hometown faithful. MIKE PELAIACOURIER STEELERS CENTRALlast_img read more

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