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One Dead, 12 Injured in Brooklyn Park Shooting; NYPD Searching for Suspects

first_imgA shooting at a park in Brooklyn has left one person dead and 12 others injured, according to the New York Police Department.The gunfire erupted on Saturday night at about 11 p.m., during an event in Brownsville, a neighborhood located in east Brooklyn.The victims were taken to a local hospital. One of them, a 38-year-old man, died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Another man is in critical condition.Six of those injured were men and five were women, all ranging in age between 21 and 55 years old.“We’re still tallying up all the victims, unfortunately,” stated a police spokesman.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: WNBC-TV in New York reports that the attack took place during an annual community event called Oldtimers Day. As the festival was drawing to a close, about 100 officers remained in the area when the shots suddenly rang out.Police believe the incident included two shooters and two guns.They are asking that anyone present at the festival share photos and videos from before, during and after the shooting.last_img read more

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Lindenwood long shot gets shot at NFL combine

first_imgIn this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir warms up before the start of an NCAA football game against Pittsburg State in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pierre Desir long ago became resigned to the likelihood that his lifelong NFL dream might not come true.The 6-foot-1, 198-pound cornerback had greater responsibilities than impressing a bunch of football scouts. He worked his way through a growing Division II college in St. Charles, Mo. With no athletic scholarship, he supported a wife and two children by devoting more than 20 hours a day to his job, schoolwork, practice and family.So when he starts working out Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium with the other defensive backs at the NFL’s scouting combine, it’s no wonder Desir will seemingly hear the roar coming from the living room back home.In this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir smiles on the sideline before the start of an NCAA football game against Pittsburg State in St. Charles, Mo. Desir starts working out Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Lucas Oil Stadium with the other defensive backs at the NFL’s scouting combine. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)“It’s a combine party,” he said, explaining how his family and parents planned to watch the workouts on television. “I can almost see my 7-year-old daughter, yelling ‘Go Daddy’ and not knowing which one I am out there.”For years, it seemed nobody knew about Desir or whether he would ever make it big.Low scores on college entrance tests sabotaged his chance to play at a Division I school. Two successful seasons at Washburn College in Kansas, his first Division II school, raised Desir’s football profile. It dropped again when he moved back near St. Louis, where both sets of parents could help out. When he tried to resurrect his football career at Lindenwood University, officials at Washburn, a conference rival, refused to grant his release, preventing Desir from getting a scholarship.But Desir didn’t fret. He went to work.“What happened is that I would wake up at about 5 in the morning, get my older daughter ready for school, go to the temporary service and they’d pick out a few guys to go to different work stations,” he said. “You might work on the sewers or in the sewers. I’d go to class, say 11 to 2 or something and then after school, I’d go pick up my daughter. Last year, I had to do the same thing, but I worked at Charter Communications. So I’d go to school from 10 to 2 and work from 4:30 to 2:30 and then get back up at 5.”Sprinkle in a little football practice and film work to the daily routine and Desir didn’t have much time for anything else.While this 23-year-old draft hopeful might seem to have the unlikeliest story of the players at this weekend’s combine, the hallways at Lucas Oil Stadium are littered with similar stories of trials, tribulations, underdogs and small-school long shots.Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin made his first combine appearance Sunday, one month after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament during a Senior Bowl practice. Colvin only got rid of his crutches last week and says doctors have told him he should be ready to practice by the start of training camp, a promising sign heading into May’s draft.Cornerback Travis Carrie came to Indy after six seasons at Ohio University, enduring hip surgery and two torn labrums in his right shoulder after missing one year in high school so he could recover from heart surgery to repair a birth defect.Baylor cornerback Demetri Goodson followed his heart to Gonzaga, where he played basketball for three seasons, two as the starting point guard. Then he returned to his home state, followed the lead of his NFL playing brother, Mike, and got an extra year of eligibility through an NCAA medical waiver. Last season, after two injury-plagued seasons in Waco, Goodson joined the short list of college athletes who have played in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and a bowl game. He turns 25 in June.“I think they were kind of iffy about it at first,” Goodson said when asked about Baylor’s reception following his basketball stint. “They had to feel me out a little bit and get to know me. After about the third game of the season I think they knew I could play.”Desir never doubted he could play, either.After redshirting in 2008, Desir led the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association with seven interceptions for Washburn in 2009 and followed that with five more picks in 2010. When life became too difficult on the road, Desir and his family packed up and moved back home.Desir wound up enrolling at Lindenwood, which didn’t admit men until 1969, didn’t play football until 1990 and had produced exactly two NFL alums — running back DeDe Dorsey and defensive tackle Brian Schaefering.None of that mattered to the native of Haiti who grew up playing soccer.“I think it speaks to what I’m willing to go through, where my mind was at, and I still wanted to pursue my football dreams,” he said.The football scouts took notice, showing up at practices and games in a locale they had rarely visited. They pored through film and questioned coaches to dig into Desir’s background.What they found was a big cornerback who could hold up against receivers big and small, key traits for NFL teams looking to copy the defensive blueprint of Super Bowl champion Seattle.All Desir has to do now is take advantage of this golden ticket.History says most combine invitees will get drafted and those who make the 53-man roster will earn a six-figure salary as a rookie — putting Desir and his family on the cusp of living in a real dream world.“Being a father helped me become more focused,” said Desir, who would be Lindenwood’s first draft pick. “Now I just have to prove I have the skill set to go out and compete with these guys.”last_img read more

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Guyanese family returns home from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

first_imgA Guyanese family on Sunday evening returned home from the devastated Bahamas, following the category five hurricane, Dorian.The Grimmond family at the CJIA on Sunday eveningThe five-member family arrived on Sunday evening at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) about 21:30h and was received by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings; Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams and Director of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig.Thirty-five-year-old Orin Grimmond and his wife, 35-year-old Sholme Grimmond, arrived with their three children seven-year-old Seraphine, two-year-old Angeline and two-month-old Kemuel.The family will be staying five nights at the Marriott Hotel before they travel to Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) to meet their family members.The trip will be sponsored by Trans Guyana Airways.Welcoming home the family, Hastings-Williams said, “We are happy that they (the family) have arrived safely to their home. We welcome them and here we are at Marriott Hotel. We are very grateful for what Marriott is doing: they will be accommodating them for at least five days free and this encourages us as a Government to see that we can partner with the private sector, business persons (and) non-governmental organization.”Orin Grimmond was quoted in sections of the media describing his experience as “horrifying”.Meanwhile, the CDC Director explained that 25 other Guyanese have signalled their intent to return soon.“We are now looking at (or) working out arrangements for the remainder of persons to travel when they would like to return to Guyana … once we get the flight arrangements in place and all the travel documents in place they will be accommodated to return to Guyana,” he explained.On the other hand, Minister Cummings told the media that the Government has pledged some US$200,000 towards assistance for The Bahamas.It was also noted that the Citizenship Ministry will be replacing documents such as lost or damaged birth certificates to help affected Guyanese in The Bahamas to travel.On September 1, Dorian, a Category Five hurricane ripped through the small Caribbean archipelago with winds near 240 kilometres per hour (150 miles per hour), the US National Hurricane Center said.A BBC report stated that Dorian was the most powerful storm to hit The Bahamas.Bahamians are now facing severe health threats as they are trying to cope with the lack of access to toilets, clean water, and medication.The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has set up an account here for persons who would like to make contributions towards assisting persons in The Bahamas.Persons desirous of contributing financial donations are asked to make those contributions to the account named GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund-Bahamas # 011802963011.last_img read more

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Big Brothers Big Sisters launches ‘Adopt a Family’ Holiday Hamper Program

first_imgLow income families will receive extra support this holiday season through the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Holiday Hamper ‘Adopt a Family’ program, pairing local families in need of assistance with community sponsors.Individual or corporate sponsors are given unique lists with information about their adopted family, as well as their needs and desires for the holiday season.Supported families receive household items, groceries, and gifts as well.- Advertisement -Executive Director Danielle Armstrong said this program helps relieve the pressure on low income families, during a time of year that can get stressful on finances.Sponsors are able to support individual families or otherwise make a money donation to the program, which will see Big Brothers Big Sisters staff make the gift arrangements on their behalf.For more information, call 250-787-9674.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dzeko confirms Chelsea negotiations

first_imgBut while the former Manchester City man held discussions over returning to the Premier League, he decided against joining ex-Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri in making the move to Stamford Bridge.Dzeko said: “It is true that negotiations have been conducted and that is all I can say about this topic.“There was a lot of speculation, falsehoods and even a few ridiculous stories, and I’m really flattered by Chelsea’s interest, a club that I respect and admire very much.“So many stories have been told about my departure from Rome over the past few weeks, but I am still here. After all, I am happy to stay because Rome has become my home and an indelible part of my life.“From the very first day I was accepted in Rome in an unreal way and I can never and will not forget it, and I have had some of the happiest moments in my life in this city.“For the first time I felt the joy of fatherhood here when my daughter Una was born, and my son Dani was born in Rome. This city is now part of my life and it will always be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Roma’s forward Edin Dzeko celebrates on August 20, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Edin Dzeko has confirmed that he held talks with Chelsea in the January transfer window, but didn’t want to leave Roma.Dzeko was one of a number of strikers that Chelsea targeted in January, before Antonio Conte’s side eventually landed Olivier Giroud from neighbours Arsenal.last_img read more

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GARDAI INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF BALLYBOFEY FIRE

first_imgA fire at the rear of a pub in Ballybofey has been brought under control.A number of fire crews were called to the scene behind Junction 15 bar this afternoon.The bar has been closed for some time. There were no injuries and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. GARDAI INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF BALLYBOFEY FIRE was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeyfirelast_img read more

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IMPORTANT COURTS NOTICE FOR JURY MEMBERS

first_imgThe jury panel called for next Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 are NOT now required to attend at Letterkenny Courthouse.IMPORTANT COURTS NOTICE FOR JURY MEMBERS was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtjury membersletterkennylast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgBudders Reward took the honours in the final of The Finn 575, the feature race at last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford.The 7/4 joint favourite, owned and trained by Seamus Teague, romped to victory in a time of  31.78 to finish seven lengths ahead of second-placed Rocky High, owned and trained by Noel Lynch. Results were:Race 1 The Quick Fire 350 first semi-final (350 yards): 1, Loyal Lamp; 2, Ballougry Bound. Time: 19.61. Distance: a length.Race 2 The Quick Fire 350 second semi-final (350 yards): 1, Tober Scolari 4/5 fav; 2, Coolcholly Kate 5/1. Time: 19.22. Distance: 3 lengths.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, GoodintheHoo 5/2; 2, Macsruso 3/1. Favourite: Corner Plane 2/1. Time: 19.20. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Some Effort 4/1; 2, Amarillos Girl 6/1. Joint favourites: Colarhouse Bound and Friend of Jack, 5/4. Time: 29.59. Distance: half a length.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Wrong Note 5/2 jt fav; 2, Holborn Oscar 4/1. Jt. Favourite: Heather If. Time: 29.21. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Major 61; 2, Kilnacloy Prince 9/4. Favourite: Free Falling 5/4. Time: 19.95. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Ulster Idea; 2, Fridays Maye. Time 28.61. Distance: 6.75 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Champ 3/1; Tahina Sabrina 2/1. Favourite:  Do It Kim 6/4. Time: 28.91. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 9 The Quick Draw semi-final one (350 yards); 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 10 (350 yards): 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 11 The Finn 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Budders Reward 7/4 jt fav; 2, Rocky High 6/1. Joint favourite: Culture Annie. Time: 31.78. Distance: 7 lengths.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Budders Luck 7/4 fav; 2, Drumsna Canyon 3/1. Time: 28.86. Distance: 6 lengths. GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:575finngreyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

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Trio to feature on Wembley Arena bill

first_imgSteve O’Meara, Mitchell Smith and Gary Corcoran will return to Wembley Arena in another Frank Warren-promoted show scheduled for 15 June.The trio, whose respective opponents are yet to be confirmed, recently recorded victories at the same venue on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly’s world title defence against Robin Krasniqi.O’Meara [pictured above] overcame cuts to grind out a points decision against the rugged Chas Symonds.Smith had a great win at Wembley.It was the Shepherd’s Bush-born light-middleweight’s first outing since unsuccessfully challenging for the Commonwealth title last year.Harrow Weald’s exciting super-featherweight prospect Smith, 20, impressed with a first-round stoppage, while Wembley light-welterweight Corcoran, 22, extended his own unbeaten professional record.Next month’s bill will be headlined by a heavyweight clash between Londoner Dereck Chisora and highly-rated American Deontay Wilder, whose recent demolition of Audley Harrison prompted the former Olympic champion to announce his retirement.See also:Smith dazzles Wembley with quick winO’Meara overcomes cuts to secure winHarrison humiliated by hot prospect WilderAudley announces retirement from boxingYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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QPR v Burton line-ups: Holloway makes changes, Fulham man starts for Burton

first_imgQPR boss Ian Holloway has made two changes to his side for the game at Loftus Road.On-loan winger Kazenga LuaLua makes his first start and there is also a place in the team for Michael Doughty. Ryan Manning and Jamie Mackie are on the bench.Lasse Vigen Christensen starts for Burton and Cauley Woodrow is among their substitutes. Both players were signed on loan from Fulham this week.QPR: Smithies, Furlong, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Doughty, Hall, Luongo, LuaLua, Sylla, Subs: Ingram, Mackie, Washington, Perch, Shodipo, Eze, Manning.Burton: McLaughlin, Flanagan, Brayford, Turner, Sordell, Dyer, McCrory, Palmer. Christensen, Murphy, Irvine. Subs: Bywater, Mousinho, Williamson, Atkins, Woodrow, Miller, Barker.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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