Virushka married: Anushka Sharma to spend New Year’s eve with Virat Kohli in South Africa

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are officially a married couple now. The two tied the knot at Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany, South of Italy. The couple has been a favourite of the masses and has dominated headlines ever since they started dating back in 2013.And according to a statement issued, the couple are set to spend New Year’s eve in South Africa.This was very likely as the Indian team is supposed to leave for South Africa on December 27 for a three-match Test series that starts on January 5, 2018 at Newlands. The Test series will be followed by six ODIs and three T20Is.However, Anushka will return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.Earlier in the day, both Kohli and Anushka came out on their Twitter handles and shared pictures of their wedding with their fans. They openly confessed love for each other and sought blessings from their fans.Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7ladvertisement- Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 11, 2017This is the statement issued by Anushka Sharma’s spokesperson:We are very happy to announce that Ms. Anushka Sharma and Mr. Virat Kohli got married at a private ceremony in Italy, today. The wedding was attended by close family and a few friends as they wished their wedding to be a very private affair. The wedding was performed as per Hindu rituals. Top fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom. Virat and Anushka will now start inviting all industry friends and colleagues for the celebrations that are set to happen in Mumbai.Heartiest congratulations to this lovely pair. Wishing the couple a very happy married life. https://t.co/d1gd5vCkiw- BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2017Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli said in a joint statement, “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share this wonderful news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.”The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on 21st December which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on 26th December.The newly wed couple will travel to South Africa where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him and return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai. She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on 9th February.Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma! https://t.co/tx09TnLl0V- ICC (@ICC) December 11, 2017Virat, on the other hand, will be playing the series in South Africa for two months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.Post their wedding the newly wed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi.Their spokesperson said, “We are extremely grateful to the media for their support and understanding in making this special occasion a memorable one and thank them for their continued love and support.”last_img read more

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UAE focused on win against Iraq

first_imgWC Qualification Asia UAE focused on win with slim World Cup qualification hopes on the line Last updated 2 years ago 03:27 9/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UAE Saudi Arabia WC Qualification Asia Iraq v UAE UAE Iraq Coach Edgardo Bauza believes a win for UAE against Iraq goes beyond their attempt to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. UAE take on Iraq in their last 2018 World Cup qualifying group game on Tuesday.The Whites are fourth in the standings and apart from winning their own game in Jordan, need Australia and Saudi Arabia to slip up while also hoping for a huge swing in goal difference.UAE 7/4 to beat Iraq Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The odds are stacked against them but regardless of the outcome, head coach Edgardo Bauza is desperate for the win.“Calculations are difficult because they depend on the results of others,” said Bauza.“But we forget that during the game because our only focus is to win.”Bauza is looking ahead to the future and realises the importance of a victory for the team moving forward.“Victory will help us build a strong team for the future as we prepare to host, and give a good account of ourselves in, the 2019 Asian Cup.”The Argentine coach drew his first competitive game with UAE 1-1 against Thailand in June and defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 at home last week.His side will however be without six players when they face Iraq as Omar Abdulrahman, Esmail Ahmad and Ali Khaseif are sidelined with injuries while Khamis Esmail, Ali Mabkhout and Mahmoud Khamis are suspended.“Despite the absences I have great confidence in the players. I wish I could have the same line-up as I did against Saudi but those available are just as qualified to get three points.“Omar Abdul Rahman is an important player but Esmail Mattar did well in Omar’s absence against Saudi. I didn’t know the level of the players very well before the Thailand game, but after that match I was able to identify their ability ahead of the Saudi game where preparation was good and morale was high.last_img read more

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Aguero equals Man City scoring record

first_imgManchester City Sergio Aguero equals Man City’s all-time scoring record Sam Lee Last updated 2 years ago 22:31 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Aguero Manchester City burnley Getty Manchester City Premier League UEFA Champions League Guardiola Sergio Agüero The striker has equalled a record that took 11 years to set and has stood for 78 years by scoring against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday Sergio Aguero has equalled Manchester City’s all-time scoring record with his goal against Burnley on Saturday.The Argentina striker now has 177 goals for City, matching Eric Brook’s tally.Rooney 13/2 FGS with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Aguero, who signed for City in 2011, has matched a record that took 11 years to set in little over six years.Brook scored his final goal for City in 1939, meaning his marker has stood for 78 years.Sergio Aguero EQUALS Manchester City scoring recordAguero kicked off his City career by scoring twice on his debut, against Swansea City in August 2011, and ended his first campaign in English football by scoring perhaps the most dramatic goal in the league’s history; the last-gasp winner against Queens Park Rangers which clinched the Blues’ first title since 1968.That was his 30th goal in all competitions that season, and he has scored at least 28 goals in five of his six full seasons in England.Last season under Pep Guardiola he scored 34 times in all competitions, more than he scored in a single campaign under Roberto Mancini or Manuel Pellegrini.He began the current campaign needing eight goals to match Brook’s record and nine to beat it, and he has managed those eight in his first nine appearances. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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10 months agoShearer tells Man Utd fans: Your club’s still a mess

first_imgShearer tells Man Utd fans: Your club’s still a messby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England captain Alan Shearer says Manchester United fans shouldn’t get carried away with victory at Cardiff City.Shearer wrote for The Sun: “The club is still a mess and one good performance doesn’t change that.”Five goals for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired is obviously a positive — but you can’t get too excited about them beating a newly-promoted team who are battling relegation.”And let’s be clear, it’s no coincidence that the board at United sacked Jose Mourinho with a favourable run of fixtures on the horizon.”The timing is no shock as they would have wanted to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best possible chance of getting off to a good start.”Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle is a great run for a new manager — it would have been very different if they had the likes of Chelsea or Tottenham coming up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Everyone’s Freaking Out About What This QB Did Before His Game Today

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The FCS playoffs are in full swing and a familiar name is back in action. North Dakota State takes the field this afternoon for a quarterfinal matchup against Colgate with a trip to the semis on the line.Before today’s game, which will be broadcast on ESPN, star quarterback Easton Stick was shown going through his pregame routine. The video caught Stick doing something most college football fans have never seen beforeHe was bouncing the ball between his legs like a basketball.Check it out.Wrong sport, buddy: pic.twitter.com/kSpuy3vKv9— Saturday Down South (@SDS) December 8, 2018Those watching at home were impressed to say the least.North Dakota State and Colgate kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

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Joe Burrow Has Brutally Honest Assessment Of Vanderbilt Game

first_img Breaking records and dropping 66 points on an SEC opponent would indicate that Burrow played well. And yet, the talented signal-caller thinks it was his worst performance of the year.“I think that was probably the worst game I’ve played so far. I don’t want to say bad game since I still played very well, but I played better in the first three. So, I have some things to correct just like we all do as an offense. Through my first four games I’ve played very well and I’m just going to try and get better every day.”Burrow said the real issue for him last Saturday was that he held the ball for too long.#LSU quarterback Joe Burrow said his record-breaking performance against Vanderbilt was his “worst” game this season. pic.twitter.com/2ThX2N93ba— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) September 25, 2019Since LSU currently has its bye week, the team has time to add new wrinkles into its offensive scheme.It’s hard to envision Burrow playing even better, but it’d also be foolish to dismiss that possibility.LSU is back in action on Oct. 5 against Utah State. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow warms up before the Fiesta Bowl.GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up before the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Last Saturday, Joe Burrow broke LSU’s record for most touchdown passes in a single game. You’d think that he would be pleased with that performance, but he actually think it’s the “worst game” he’s played this season.The days of LSU relying on its running game are over. With Joe Brady helping out the coaching staff, the offense has relied on its quarterback to lead the charge.Through four games this season, Burrow has completed 80.6 percent of his passes for 1,520 yards and 17 touchdowns. He’s already thrown more touchdown passes in one month than he did all of last season.College football analysts have noticed Burrow’s drastic improvement in his second year at LSU.last_img read more

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SC refuses to grant interim stay on electoral bonds scheme to take

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to grant interim stay on the electoral bonds scheme of the central government on funding to political parties and asked the petitioner NGO to file an appropriate application for it. The Centre told the top court that the scheme was launched to prevent black money flow into political funding. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said the issue requires a detailed hearing and, therefore, it will take up the plea on April 10. “You have not filed an appropriate application for interim stay. You file the application, we will take up the matter on April 10,” the bench told advocate Prashant Bhushan appearing for the NGO, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). During the brief hearing, Bhushan alleged that thousands of crores of rupees were anonymously being given to political parties through electoral bonds. Bhushan said he is seeking an interim stay as a recent survey has suggested that 95 percent of electoral bonds were given to the ruling party. He said the Election Commission has also opposed the scheme underlining that the changes made in the law will have serious repercussions on the transparent funding of political parties. Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, opposed the contentions of Bhushan and said that the scheme was introduced to check the flow of black money into political funding. He said Bhushan was giving an election speech that 95 percent of the electoral bonds have gone to the ruling party. The bench in lighter vein said: “It’s election time. We will hear the plea on April 10”. ADR’s application has sought stay on the Electoral Bond Scheme, 2018, which was notified by the Centre in January last year. It said the amendments carried out in the relevant Acts have “opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate donations to political parties and anonymous financing by Indian as well as foreign companies, which can have serious repercussions on the Indian democracy”. The matter holds importance as the Centre and the Election Commission (EC) have taken contrary stands, with the former justifying the decision saying it would promote transparency in political funding while the latter maintaining that the changes made in the law would have “serious repercussions”. Allaying the concerns raised by EC, the Centre had justified the changes in law saying it was “a pioneer step” to bring poll reforms “ensuring transparency” and accountability in political funding. The government in its fresh affidavit has said that the massive amount of political donations were earlier made in cash by individuals or corporates using “illicit means of funding” under the old system and unaccounted black money was pumped in for financing elections. In its affidavit, the Centre has said the electoral bonds “attempt at bringing greater transparency, ensuring KYC compliance and keeping an audit trail in comparison to the earlier opaque system of cash donations. “Accordingly, the concern of the Election Commission of India that electoral bonds will enable foreign companies to influence Indian policies is without any legal or factual merit,” it said. The government said there was unregulated flow of Black money under the old system and “the unaccounted-for monies received by political parties were also spent without being accounted for, thus creating/enabling a parallel economy, as it were, through the use of unaccounted for cash”. The Centre has earlier said that the bonds were introduced on January 2, 2018 to promote transparency in funding and donations received by political parties and that these can be encashed by an eligible political party only through their authorised bank accounts. It said the bonds did not have the name of the donor or the receiving political party and only carried a unique hidden alphanumeric serial number as an in-built security feature. Only a political party registered under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and which had secured not less than one per cent of the votes polled in the last election to the Lok Sabha or a legislative assembly, would be eligible to receive the bonds, the Centre had said. On March 27, the poll panel had informed the apex court that it had written to the Centre saying that the changes made in several laws relating to political funding will have “serious repercussions” on transparency. It had also said that the changes in the FCRA, 2010 would allow unchecked foreign funding of political parties, which could lead to Indian policies being influenced by foreign companies. The poll panel said on May 26, 2017, it had written to the Ministry of Law and Justice about its views that the changes made in the Income Tax Act, the Representation of the People Act and the Finance Act would be against the endeavour to have transparency in funding to political parties. On February 2 last year, the apex court had sought the Centre’s response on a plea moved by the CPI(M), which had termed the issuance of electoral bonds by the government as “arbitrary” and “discriminatory”.last_img read more

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UN envoy condemns shocking murder of abducted Israeli soldier

The soldier was abducted in central Israel and killed in the West Bank by a Palestinian who reportedly confessed to the crime.In a statement, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, said the “shocking murder follows a series of violent incidents in the West Bank.” He added that calm “is all the more important at this critical moment in the political process” and reiterated his call on all to refrain from violence and avoid loss of life.Briefing the Security Council last week on the latest developments in the Middle East, Mr. Serry said that efforts for renewed peace prospects in the Middle East should not be neglected amid the turmoil elsewhere in the neighbourhood, and urged both Israelis and Palestinians to act responsibly and avoid actions that risk undermining the prospects for resumed negotiations. read more

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Mate Lekai two years in Celje PL

Celje Pivovarna LaskoMate LekaiPick SzegedVladan Matic ← Previous Story SEHA: Bosna scores only 11 goals against Metalurg Next Story → Kuleshov new Russia coach! One of the most talented Hungarian players, Mate Lekai (24) will play for Slovenian Celje Pivovarna Lasko from next summer. Playmaker of Pick Szeged signed two years contract with the most succesful Slovenian team, who has strong ambition to make a strong young team for future.Lekai missed EHF EURO 2012 because of injury. He is member of Pick Szeged since 2010.Celje PL coach, Vladan Matic talked for club’s website about Lekai’s transfer:– I am very happy with this transfer. He is consider as the biggest talent of Hungarian handball. I am sure that he will fit into our young team. read more

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Blood flies rotting corpses Inside Venezuelas crumbling hospitals

first_img In this September 2016 photo, Marvin Osuna sits near a sunlit window in a passageway at University Hospital, in Caracas, Venezuela. Image: Fernando Llano By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3116047 12,440 Views Share Tweet Email The hospital has no specialists in infectious diseases.Instead, the doctors identify infections by the smell of the wounds, says one of them, who asked not to be named.He says he helped save a man who had been shot in the head and left in the street. The wound was infested with worms when he arrived.Flies breedingMore than 80% of Venezuela’s hospital departments are lacking surgical supplies, according to the Venezuelan Health Observatory. More than 74% of the departments are short of medicine.The observatory calculates that 100,000 hospital beds are needed, but only about 15,000 are functioning.The political opposition blames socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s economic management for the chaos. They accuse the government of corruption and incompetence.Maduro insists the shortages are temporary. He has vowed to restart national production of medical supplies to replace the lost imports.The socialist government says it has invested $250 billion in healthcare over the past 13 years, particularly in poor areas.Some of the equipment bought with that money did get to Coche. But doctors here say much of it is useless now because of a lack of spare parts.Only one of the hospital’s four elevators is working.The pit below the shaft is filled with stagnant water where flies breed, says the lift operator Rosa Herrera, 61.“In here we take up food, patients, the dead, people who have been shot,” she says. “Plus the rubbish and the human waste.”“Being a doctor in Venezuela is an act of heroism” Photocopies of unfilled doctor’s prescriptions are taped to the main gate of the Nunciature, during a protest demanding the government attend to the country’s health crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela Source: Fernando LlanoVegas earns the equivalent of about $60 a month. He can only afford to eat twice a day and says he has lost 26 kilograms in weight during the crisis.For their trouble, he and his colleagues face robberies and threats from patients and their families.“Being a doctor in Venezuela is an act of heroism,” says the doctor who asked not to be named.The country’s Medical Federation says 13,000 doctors have left the country since Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez, the father of Venezuela’s “socialist revolution,” came to power in 1999.Now Vegas says he himself may follow.Freddy Herrera cannot go anywhere for now. He lies, swatting at the flies, hoping he will one day walk away.His wife used to come and see him, but her visits are fewer now. She has started treatment for cancer.- © AFP, 2016Read: Hundreds of thousands march against government in Venezuela>Read: How does an oil-rich country with an economy bigger than New Zealand have food shortages?> 76 Comments Dec 3rd 2016, 3:00 PM PLUMBER FREDDY HERRERA broke his leg in four places when he crashed his motorbike nine months ago. But his real troubles started when he got to hospital.The doctors fixed the leg. Then they had to operate 13 times more to cut out infections caught in the stinking hospital where he languishes.With open rubbish bins, flies in the corridors and rotting corpses stacked in the morgue, this public hospital in the Coche district of Caracas could be the set of a horror film.But it is all too real: the dirty, miserable human face of Venezuela’s economic and political crisis.There aren’t many doctors here — just 18 for a community of 150,000 people. Medics warn harmful bacteria has grown to resist the few antibiotics that are available.“I’m scared that after fighting this for so long, they will come and tell me they have to take off my leg because the bacteria have infected the bone,” Herrera says.I don’t want to go up to the operating theatre anymore. Every time I do, I come back feeling worse.Dying in agony In this Sept. 19, 2016 photo, the packed belongings of Ashley Pacheco sit on top of her bed, as she waits to be discharged from University Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela. Two months after the 3-year-old was first admitted with a staph infection in her left leg, the doctor declared Ashley infection-free. Her mother sold the medication the family had left over to other mothers on the floor, putting away some of that money for future treatment. Source: Fernando LlanoCoche’s is one of hundreds of Venezuelan hospitals that are overcrowded and desperately undersupplied.Traumatologist Efraim Vegas, 29, says he recently watched helplessly as a young man died writhing in agony from a gunshot wound to the knee.“I had no serum, no spare blood, no morphine,” he says.We have had various people who have ended up having amputations because there isn’t enough antiseptic in the operating theatres.The hospital’s emergency room only has five saline drips for use during the night. During that shift, up to 20 patients arrive.“I feel like my hands are tied,” Vegas says. “I cannot heal people. I just give them relief and help them as they die.”Rotting flesh People line up to buy bread in Caracas on 29 October this year. Source: Ariana CubillosVenezuela’s economy has crashed in line with the price of crude oil — the export on which the state relies.As its revenues have plunged, imports of medical supplies have dried up.In the Coche hospital, the oxygen tubes are washed and re-used. So are the supposedly disposable electric scalpels.One of its three operating theatres is closed due to contamination.Drops of fresh blood spot the floor at the entrance to the hospital’s morgue.It is made to house four corpses, but recently it has held up to 12 at a time.“Sometimes the bodies are in there for up to three days. It is terrible,” says Vegas.It all smells of rotting flesh. This is like a hospital in wartime. In this September 2016 photo, Marvin Osuna sits near a sunlit window in a passageway at University Hospital, in Caracas, Venezuela. Image: Fernando Llano Blood, flies, rotting corpses: Inside Venezuela’s crumbling hospitals The economic situation in the country is so dire that even hospitals are being badly affected. Short URL Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 3:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Mock trial teams argue assault case hinging on claim of self defense

first_imgHigh school students were tasked Thursday with convincing a jury whether a confrontation over loud music that led to a shooting and left a man in a coma was done in self-defense.The scenario, though certainly plausible, is of course fictional.Students presented the case of “Won’t Back Down,” a felony assault case in which the defendant claimed self-defense, as part of the annual Clark County Mock Trial Tournament.Nine teams from seven schools participated in the two-day tournament, which wrapped up Thursday, at the Clark County Courthouse.Among the participating schools were two teams from Camas High School and Cascadia Technical Academy. Team 2 from both schools went head-to-head Thursday afternoon.Cascadia Tech’s Cameron Achziger, playing a prosecutor, said in his opening statement that defendant Grace Dula shot the victim, John Umber, in cold blood over music he was playing too loudly in his parked car. Dula — played by Camas’ Momina Naushab — lived in a nearby second-story apartment, heard the music and snapped. The two had apparently engaged in a prior altercation.Achziger said Dula grabbed her pistol and confronted Umber. She broke his driver’s side window and pulled Umber from the car. When she started to run away, she stopped, turned and shot him. He remained in a coma at the time of the fictional trial.Achziger argued that Dula “took the law into her own hands,” and the jury should find her guilty of first-degree assault.Camas’ Hayden DeVore told a different story on behalf of his client.He said Dula heard the loud music and decided to confront the offender. She did not realize it was Umber until she went to his car. Dula had armed herself with a pistol, DeVore said, because she lived in a seedy neighborhood.last_img read more

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MIDDLESEX DA Wilmington Man Indicted For Distribution Of Cocaine

first_imgWOBURN, MA — On Tuesday, the Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that 52-year old David Forster, of Wilmington, was recently charged with distribution of cocaine and violating the drug laws near a school/park in town. The Assistant District Attorney handling the case is Nils Lundblad.Forster was previously arrested in August 2017 by the Tewksbury Police for trafficking fentanyl and resisting arrest in their town.The District Attorney’s Office also announced that Melvin Coleman (27, Randolph) and Tayvon Harper (27, Randolph) were recently charged with carrying a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.Both were arrested back in September by State Police after being pulled over for speeding in excess of 100 MPH on 93 North in Wilmington.Non-Wilmington Indictments:Other announced indictments, between March 15 and April 17, include:ActonAlbert Stuart, 59, of North Reading, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), assault and battery on a household or family member (6 counts), threats (2 counts), wanton destruction of property, and being a habitual criminal (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Margaret Pastuszak.AyerVincent Maceyka, 33, of Ayer, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery on a household or family member, assault and battery in violation of a restraining order, and witness intimidation. The Assistant District Attorney is Suzanne Kontz.BillericaRochelle Fernandez, 30, of Billerica, was charged with armed robbery and witness intimidation. The Assistant District Attorney is Daniel Harren.BoxboroughRylan Lemaine, 21, of Boxborough, was charged with rape of a child (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Courtney Linnehan.Ryan Puffer, 18, of Bedford, was charged with rape of a child (3 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Courtney Linnehan.BurlingtonWilliam Gates, 41, of Burlington, was charged with possession of child pornography (5 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Radu Brestyan.CambridgeSteven Benoit, 53, was charged with armed robbery (2 counts), armed assault with intent to rob, and being a habitual criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill.Antoine Brown, 25, of Boston, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder (2 counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, possession of a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. The Assistant District Attorney is Kate Kleimola.Pernell Brown, 58, of Boston, was charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. The Assistant District Attorney is Wendi Safran.Robert Cooley, 34, of Boston, was charged with trafficking over 100 grams of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill.John Dowd, 52, of Charlestown, was charged with armed robbery (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Terence Kiernan.Demetrius Ennis, 36, of Boston, was charged with trafficking over 100 grams of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, subsequent offense, and being a habitual offender. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill.ConcordSteven Hoxie, 45, of Quincy, was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony (2 counts), receiving a stolen motor vehicle, subsequent offense, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, leaving the scene of property damage, and being a habitual criminal (3 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Mary F.P. O’Neill.DracutChristopher Dufresne, 24, of Lowell, was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle (2 counts) and receiving stolen property over $250 (3 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Clarence Brown.James O’Neil, 59, of Dracut, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery on a household or family member, larceny over $250, and being a habitual offender.EverettRashad Greaves, 40, of Everett, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Nils Lundblad.Emanuel Silveira, 31, of Revere, was charged with masked armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. The Assistant District Attorney is Nils Lundblad.Steven Spolidoro, 41, of Woburn, was charged with threatened use of a deadly device or substance and armed robbery. The Assistant District Attorney is Courtney Linnehan.FraminghamCleodson Darocha, 24, of Framingham, was charged with home invasion, armed assault with intent to murder a person over the age of 60, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a shotgun, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and reckless endangerment of a child. The Assistant District Attorney is Margaret Pastuszak.Christopher GoPaul, 24, of Marlborough, was charged with home invasion, armed assault with intent to murder a person over the age of 60, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60, possession of a shotgun, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault, threatening to commit a crime, larceny over $250, and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Margaret Pastuszak.Timothy Harlow, 59, of Framingham, was charged with attempted unarmed robbery. The Assistant District Attorney is Mary F.P. O’Neill.Steeve Jeans, 31, of Malden, was charged with larceny over $250, conspiracy, and identity fraud. The Assistant District Attorney is Nils Lundblad.GrotonOrion Krause, 23, of Rockport, Maine, was charged with murder (4 counts). The Assistant District Attorneys are Thomas Brant and Daniel Harren.LowellRonald Ciprian, 23, of Lowell, was charged with trafficking over 18 grams of cocaine, trafficking fentanyl, and distribution of a Class B substance (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Whitney Williams.Bianchinies Cruz, 28, of Lowell, was charged with trafficking a Class B substance, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, improper storage of a large capacity firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of a firearm without a license. The Assistant District Attorney is Maren Schrader.Joao DeAlmeida, 40, of Lowell, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. The Assistant District Attorney is Rachel Perlman.Steven Johnson, 31, of Lowell, was charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition, and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Maren Schrader.Corey Levesque, 17, of Lowell, was charged with masked armed robbery, possession of a sawed off shotgun, possession of a firearm without a license, and being a youthful offender. The Assistant District Attorney is Daniel Harren.Joseph Luna, 21, of Lowell, was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm. The Assistant District Attorneys are Elizabeth Dunigan and Marisa Tagliareni.Malia Melendez, 19, of Lowell, was charged with masked armed robbery, conspiracy, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and possession of ammunition. The Assistant District Attorney is Daniel Harren.Jeremiah Nieves, 22, of Worcester, was charged with assault and battery in violation of a restraining order, violating a restraining order (3 counts), and witness intimidation (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Maren Schrader.Kevin Nol, 27, of Lowell, was charged with armed robbery (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Clarence Brown.Graciela Paulino, 21, of Lowell, was charged with murder, carrying a firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm. The Assistant District Attorney is Christopher Tarrant.Timothy Richardson, 55, of Lowell, was charged with assault and battery on a person over the age of 60 causing bodily injury and witness intimidation (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Emily Jackson.Raymond Rosa, 16, of Lowell, was charged with masked armed robbery, possession of a sawed off shotgun, possession of a firearm without a license, and being a youthful offender. The Assistant District Attorney is Daniel Harren.Bunton Sak, 36, of Lowell, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. The Assistant District Attorney is Radu Brestyan.Jonathan Torres-Santiago, 29, of Lowell, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, subsequent offense, and violating the drug laws near a school/park. The Assistant District Attorney is Whitney Williams.Christian Tripp, 21, was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm. The Assistant District Attorneys are Elizabeth Dunigan and Marisa Tagliareni.Cano Urbina, 28, of Methuen, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, subsequent offense, and distribution of cocaine, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Robert Meltzer.MaldenJade Butler, 17, of Malden, was charged with rape of a child by force and being a youthful offender. The Assistant District Attorney is Marisa Tagliareni.Lefeng Jiang, 39, of Boston, was charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude and deriving support from prostitution. The Assistant District Attorney is Carrie Spiros.Nicholas Martello, 36, of Peabody, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to kill, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. The Assistant District Attorneys are Kate Kleimola and Ceara Mahoney.SomervilleBrian Barry, 32, of Medford, was charged with armed assault with intent to rob. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill.StonehamRonald Seeley, 47, of Taunton, was charged with breaking and entering a building in the daytime (11 counts), larceny in a building (10 counts), attempted breaking and entering (2 counts), wanton destruction of property (2 counts), being a common and notorious thief, and being a habitual criminal (21 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Nils Lundblad.Brandon Seeley, 29, of Taunton, was charged with breaking and entering a building in the daytime (16 counts), larceny in a building (13 counts), attempted breaking and entering (2 counts), wanton destruction of property (2 counts), and being a common and notorious thief. The Assistant District Attorney is Nils Lundblad.TewksburyDonald Emond, 25, of Peabody, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. The Assistant District Attorney is Maren Schrader.Anthony Gagne, 30, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. The Assistant District Attorney is Maren Schrader.Duran McNeill, 34, of Tewksbury, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, distribution of a Class B substance (2 counts), and possession of a Class B substance, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Whitney Williams.WalthamWilliam Hobbs, 44, of Waltham, was charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery. The Assistant District Attorney is Julie Kunkel.Resean Smith, 31, of Marblehead, was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Nils Lundblad.WestfordHeriberto Melendez, 34, of Lowell, was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in violation of a restraining order, aggravated assault and battery in violation of a restraining order, violating a restraining order (2 counts), and witness intimidation. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill. WoburnJuan Almanzar, 48, of Worcester, was charged with conspiracy. The Assistant District Attorneys are William R. Freeman and Michael Klunder.Kendall Crawley, 46, of Lake Mary, Florida, was charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude (2 counts) and deriving support from prostitution. The Assistant District Attorney is Carrie Spiros.Manuel Perez-Rosario, 43, of Lynn, was charged with trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy. The Assistant District Attorneys are William R. Freeman and Michael Klunder.Defendants are listed by towns where alleged offenses occurred. Defendants without a hometown listed do not have a last known address. These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMiddlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces Grand Jury IndictmentsIn “Police Log”Middlesex DA: Medford Man Indicted For Wilmington RapeIn “Police Log”MIDDLESEX DA: Billerica Man Indicted For Alleged Child Rape In WilmingtonIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Recall targets North Slope mayor in family spending controversy

first_imgResidents are working to recall the mayor whose staff spent public money on purchases from and for her family members.KTVA-TV reports 18 residents who applied for the recall petition against North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower began collecting signatures last week. They have until Jan. 8 to gather 492 signatures to force a new election.In a statement, Brower said she is disappointed by the recall effort but that she respects the political process.Petitioners cite the borough spending more than $8,400 to send Brower’s daughters and grandchildren to basketball camp, as well as $7,000 that bought sealskin vests from her daughter.Brower has denied knowledge of the purchases, though documents obtained by the Alaska Dispatch News show a handwritten note with her name on the basketball camp request for funds.last_img read more

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Gas price review not possible Quader

first_imgObaidul Quader. File PhotoTransport minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said that there is no scope to reconsider the decision of gas price hike, reports UNB.The minister was speaking at party president’s political office in Dhanmondi in the morning.He said that the gas price hike was logical.”There’s no scope to review the decision,” he added.The average gas price was increased by 32.8 per cent for the retail consumers on 30 June. It went into effect from 1 July.last_img

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New mobility plan for Cancun includes assigned foreign transport terminal

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — Urban development of Cancun says they have an agenda to improve mobility in the city starting with a new terminal for foreign transport vehicles.With a budget of 40 million peso, the director of the Municipal Institute of Urban Development of Benito Juárez, Carlos Día Carvajal, said that he is advancing in table talks with the participation of the three orders of government and citizens.“We propose a 10-point agenda to improve mobility in Cancun. We already have three points in particular set, one of which include a lot located at the confluence of Tulum and Kabah bypass as a passenger transport center,” he said in a press conference.It will replace the “spontaneous terminal” that arose in front of Plaza Las Américas, which congests and collapses traffic along Tulum Avenue since the State Land Transportation units also pass through there.“It will be to decongest the area of Las Americas and generate a transport point to Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen with a point of contact between foreign and urban transport.”Another point will involve the traffic light at Tulum and Uxmal where the Monument to the History of Mexico is located.“It’s another point of conflict. We already worked with video simulations of that area and with private contributions from businessmen,” said Díaz Carvajal, who explained that this is a “valve” for those leaving the area of Puerto Cancún along Bonampak Avenue.The third point refers to Avenue 135 and its extension located in the south of the city. “The idea is to vent vehicular traffic of the southern urban complex and avoid it being as in recent years, the only way out for those who go to the airport or to Playa and have to use all of Cancún Avenue.”Cancun’s traffic issues are being analyzed by the Municipal Institute of Urban Development of Benito Juárez, the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Transportation, the Urban Image Commission of Cancun and the Secretariats of Urban Development.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Russia OKs imports of Costa Rican beef milk powder

first_imgCosta Rica’s cattle industry meets all health requirements for exporting to Russia, according to Russia’s Federal Administration of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control.The approval, currently granted only for meat and milk powder, was issued after Russian experts conducted evaluations of infrastructure at local export companies and investigated the country’s vigilance of animal diseases, Costa Rica’s Animal Health Service (SENASA) said.“This is a great achievement for the meat and dairy sectors of our country that now are allowed to enter a market as big as Russia,” SENASA’s Director of Food Safety Olivet Cruz said.The agency also confirmed that two local companies already received SENASA’s authorization to start selling to Russia. Ganaderos Industriales de Costa Rica received the approval to export meat, and Dos Pinos was granted permission to export milk powder.Executive Director of the Costa Rican Cattle Corporation (CORFOGA) Luis Diego Obando Espinach said they are pleased with the approval.“Traditionally Costa Rican beef products were mostly sold to the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and any opportunity for diversification is always good news,” he said.El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala are the next major buyers of Tico meat, according to CORFOGA data.“The Russian market is large, it offers good prices and I believe that our meat will find a good niche considering its high quality and has other characteristics such as low fat levels obtained through good farming practices and good pasture selection,” Obando said.National Livestock Survey figures in 2013 stated that 1.8 million hectares were dedicated to cattle farming in a total of 45,780 farms. That accounts for some 1.57 million head of cattle in the country.The main source of profit for local producers in recent years however has been the increase in prices.In 2004, a ton of meat was sold at $2,200; in 2013 the export price reached $4,100, meaning revenues in those 10 years grew by 88.1 percent, while the quantity of exported meat rose by just 2.9 percent, according to the National Livestock Survey.Foreign Trade Ministry data indicate that Costa Rican beef exports in 2012 totaled $51 million. Facebook Comments Related posts:China helps boost Costa Rica’s beef exports US updates import requirements for tomatoes, gluten-free products Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after banlast_img read more

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Consumer Sentiment Outpaces Expectations in Preliminary Report

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Capital Economics Confidence Consumer spending Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-12-11 Tory Barringer in Data December 11, 2013 420 Views Sharecenter_img Consumer Sentiment Outpaces Expectations in Preliminary Report Strengthened labor numbers and hopeful stock market indicators proved to be positive influences for consumer sentiment in early December.[IMAGE]The “”University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters Index of Consumer Sentiment””:http://press.sca.isr.umich.edu/ climbed to a five-month high of 82.5 in a preliminary report, increasing more than seven points over November’s final reading and beating a consensus forecast of 75.5.Both of the components measuring confidence in current and future conditions increased. The Current Conditions Index (normally affected by job market conditions) rose to its own five-month high of 97.9 from November’s 88.0, while the expectations index increased to a four-month peak of 72.7 from 66.8.While the first December report might reflect heightened optimism for the economy and labor conditions, Amna Asaf, an economist for macroeconomic research firm “”Capital Economics””:https://www.capitaleconomics.com/, says the increase wasn’t actually all that dramatic when put into context.””Seasonal factors also probably played a role,”” Asaf explained. “”The index is unadjusted and our calculations suggest that seasonal factors tend to add 1.5 points to confidence each December. Indeed, on seasonally adjusted terms, the rise in the headline index was slightly modest.””Nevertheless, the report reinforces confidence that consumption growth is on the rise after a slower third quarter and “”provides more evidence that the economic recovery is strengthening,”” Asaf said.last_img read more

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Related JetBlue announces new flight between Orlan

first_img RelatedJetBlue announces new flight between Orlando and San JoseAmerican low-cost airline JetBlue has announced that it will launch a new flight between Orlando and San Jose in Costa Rica.Revealed: flight-booking hacks that can save you cash in 2019Back in the day, smart travellers could make savings by flying out on Tuesdays instead of the weekend, or switching to smaller airports. But times change – and so do airline pricing models. We analysed three years of Skyscanner booking data, and discovered some surprising new money-saving tricks.New flight routes of the month: AprilFancy a quick weekend in Frankfurt? Or maybe it’s time to start planning a summer getaway to Costa Rica? With fantastic new flight routes from British Airways and Ryanair opening this month, you could be there quicker than you think. When three Florida children flew to Nashville last month, rather than their intended destination, Knoxville, they became the latest victims of the ‘destination Doppleganger’.In July 2009 an Italian couple touched down in Sydney, Nova Scotia rather than Sydney, Australia.Last year, a British holidaymaker was sent to San Juan in Puerto Rico, rather than San Jose in Costa Rica by her travel agent, and other tourists aiming for San Jose, Costa Rica have landed in San Jose, California, and have then had to ask the way to San Jose, whilst already there.When hunting for flights, the ‘same name’ mix-up is an easy mistake to make, so to help travellers get to the right place, Skyscanner looks at famous destinations across the world, and their not so famous namesakes.York, England VS New York, USATravellers would be unlikely to confuse the quaint, walled City of York in England, with the massive metropolis that is the USA’s biggest city. However, The Big Apple was indeed named after its English namesake when the Duke of York decided to rename it. Whereas York, England has no airport, flights to New York could land at any one of the Big Apple’s three main airports.Paris, France VS Paris, TexasDeemed a city of love, flights to Paris continue to deliver visitors looking for romance. Paris, Texas on the other hand, is less well known on the international scene, although local residents call their town the ‘second largest Paris in the World’ to distinguish it from the numerous other Paris’ in the USA including: Paris, Idaho and Paris, Ohio.Aberdeen, Scotland VS Aberdeen, WashingtonThis city in the north east of Scotland boasts some stunning coastline, which persuaded Donald Trump to build his luxury golf and leisure resort here. Aberdeen in Washington, USA, is more famous for being the birthplace of grunge legend Kurt Cobain – a road sign outside the town is adorned with the words ‘Come As You Are’ after one of Nirvana’s most well-known songs.Venice, Italy VS Venice, LouisianaThe tiny town of Venice, Louisiana has been touted the ‘end of the world’ due to its location at the end of the Mississippi. Venice, Italy however, is far from far flung and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, luring millions each year to its labyrinth of canals and buildings built on water.Perth, Australia VS Perth, ScotlandPerth, Australia could not be more different from its namesake. Whereas the Australian version is a metropolis, being the 4th most populous city in Australia, Perth Scotland is considerably smaller, not to mention cooler and somewhat wetter.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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FILE In this Tuesday March 26 2019 file photo

first_img FILE – In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett, right, listens as his attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. Brown Holmes is now trying to shift attention back to two brothers who told police they were paid to help stage an attack on Smollett. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File) Smollett attorney wants focus on brothers role in attack by Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2019 9:13 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CHICAGO — Now that charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor’s attorney is trying to shift attention back on two brothers who told police they were paid by Smollett to help stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him.Investigators should look into the role of brothers Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, who are of Nigerian descent, said attorney Patricia Brown Holmes after prosecutors dropped all 16 charges against Smollett.“The two men who attacked him have indicated that they attacked him, so we already know who attacked him,” Holmes said.Authorities still believe Smollett concocted the attack in which he said two masked men beat him on Jan. 29. He also said they yelled, “This is MAGA country” — an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Smollett, who is black and gay, also said the men doused him with a chemical and put a noose around his neck. And Smollett told a detective that at least one of the attackers was white, according to Chicago police.Cook County First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats told reporters that prosecutors dropped the case because Smollett forfeited a $10,000 bond payment and did community service. Magats also said that prosecutors needed to focus their time on violent crimes in Chicago.Authorities have said Smollett created the hoax because he was unhappy with his pay on the Fox show and wanted to promote his career.The Osundairo brothers told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage the attack. Smollett said the $3,500 paid to the brothers was for fitness training.Prosecutors have said Smollett and Abel Osundairo, 25, became friends in 2017 and that Abel Osundairo was a stand-in for a character on “Empire.” Court documents said Olabinjo Osundairo, 27, also appeared as an extra in the show.The two brothers were initially drawn into the investigation after police released grainy images of two “persons of interest” in the area the night of the attack.Chicago police detained the brothers in mid-February at O’Hare International Airport after their return from Nigeria. They were questioned and their apartment in Chicago was searched.Within days, police said the brothers were considered suspects in the attack. But then, the two men were abruptly released and were not charged with a crime.They testified before a grand jury, and soon after Smollett was charged with filing a false report of the attack. The brothers’ attorney, Gloria Schmidt, said then that the brothers did not testify as part of any plea deal with prosecutors and that they were not granted any immunity from prosecution.Schmidt did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment Tuesday. But in an interview with AP earlier this month , she said the brothers regretted their involvement.“It started by them having a relationship with Mr. Smollett. Mr. Smollett being in a position of power over them — him being this celebrity person who could pull strings for them and help them in their career,” Schmidt said.“They were thinking, I’m going to help my friend. He’s asking for this,” she said.But Smollett’s lawyer said the brothers had backed up the actor’s version of events.“The Osundairo brothers said more than once that the $3,500 check they received was for exactly what Jussie said. They were his trainers,” Holmes said.___Check out the AP’scomplete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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