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Brentwood Man Trained 45 Roosters to Fight, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brentwood man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly training roosters to fight after Suffolk County police said investigators seized 45 of the birds from the suspect’s home.When authorities executed a search warrant at Reynaldo Bonilla’s house on 4th Street at 6 a.m., police said they also found cocaine, marijuana and evidence that the roosters were being trained for fighting.The 37-year-old suspect was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana and training an animal to fight, a felony.The Suffolk County SPCA, which joined police in the raid, removed the roosters from the property, authorities said.Bonilla is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more

Stanley Cup Final 2019: SN Q&A with New Jersey Devils 2003 Game 7 hero Mike Rupp

first_imgYou have an opportunity to do something really special and, but what happens when the other team goes up in the game? And what are you going to do now to wrestle that back into your favor? So that’s going to be the biggest thing, but I think whoever can get that mentality of this is this scenario that you’ve wanted since you’re a little kid, look at it that way as opposed to, what if? You can’t have that kind of mindset.SN: Is all the pressure all on Boston?MR: Yeah it is. This team had the third best record in the National Hockey League this year, so they should be here. St. Louis wasn’t supposed to be here. They weren’t supposed to be in the playoffs… they obviously have something to lose [too], but the pressure is definitely on Boston. Sporting News sat down with the 10-year NHL veteran, who is in Boston as part of NHL Network’s Game 7 coverage, to reminisce about his own Stanley Cup Final glory and what the Bruins and Blues are facing Wednesday night.(Editor’s note: The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.)STANLEY CUP FINAL 2019: Boston on cusp of city’s third championship title in eight monthsSporting News: You walk into the arena for Game 7. What’s going through your head, everyone’s heads, leading into that game?Mike Rupp: It’s kind of funny, I always say that it’s probably one of the more relaxed games I ever had prior but I give that credit to the veteran guys that were joking around. The fact that I think sometimes you’re in those situations, and I was a rookie, you don’t know how to react; but we had guys that throughout the season, maybe if it was game 21 or game 82 or Stanley Cup Final Game 7, they joke. If they were joking around and keeping it light-hearted in November, they’re doing it in June.So that was big for me because I’m just sitting back waiting to see how people are going to respond and I think that that was big, just take it as another game.SN: Calm leading up to the game, but what was it getting onto the ice for warm-ups, the game itself with the home crowd? Were there any nerves?MR: I felt abnormally calm before the game but I was very nervous until I got my first shift because it was probably three shifts into the game until I got my first shift so you just want to get that first shift over with and get out there. Once you get through that, it seems to just kind of flow a little bit more but I just remember that over the course of the game I know we’re up 3-0 in the third [and] maybe there’s seven minutes left in the game and the way that the Devils played back then, a 3-0 lead with Marty Brodeur in net, that’s pretty secure and you don’t feel like it is. You’re doing the math there you just trying to figure out okay, man, can’t let him get one there’s still time, there’s still time. . . . That’s probably the most nervous was looking at the scoreboard and those last six, seven minutes just going by so slow seemed like an eternity.  (Getty Images) BOSTON — Wednesday night a new Stanley Cup Champion will be crowned; whether it is the Boston Bruins or the St. Louis Blues is still to be determined, but the contest marks the 17th time a Game 7 will be needed to decide who will lift Lord Stanley’s Cup.Current NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp knows all about playing — and scoring — in a deciding Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final. The 2003 Stanley Cup champion netted the game-winning goal in the New Jersey Devils 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks. (Getty Images) SN: You had three points in the game (goal, two assists). Hate to use the word pinnacle, but was that the greatest moment of your career?MR: Certainly, it really set the bar high. Then you sitting there thinking . . . well, these guys now have one in ’95, 2000 they won, 2001 they lost in the finals and then 2003. So in eight years time won three Cups, went to the finals four times. So I’m thinking if I just stay here, I mean, I’m going to play in probably three, four or five finals. Yeah. doesn’t work that way.I think it really just made you hungry the rest of your career and it the thing for me is once you taste it early on, you don’t want anything else like you don’t. You don’t care about anything else but getting back there.SN: What was it like lifting the Stanley Cup?MR: I didn’t know the proper protocol because I was a rookie and I only played the last four games. I’m not going to be the guy that’s gonna jump in front of the picture and lay in front of the Cup or go get the Cup right from Marty; I was just waiting for someone eventually, hopefully, just thinking I just hope they remember me.I ended up getting it. It was awesome. I mean, I don’t know you have certain images in your head of guys lifting the Cup that you saw when you’re a kid and now I get to do it.GAME 7: Cassidy says Bruins have ‘lots’ in the tank for final showdownSN: What is your take for Wednesday night?MR: The biggest thing I think… is the first goal? How are you going to respond if the other team scores?… I think that we had a really good mindset and I was always told it not to look at what’s at stake, but what’s the opportunity that it is, and that’s a really different mindset when you’re going into it because I wasn’t scared to try things. SN: Take us through the goal, your first-ever playoff goal that was the game-winning and Stanley Cup-clinching goal.MR: I didn’t play until the finals in the playoffs. So when I came in Joe Nieuwendyk was out with an injury. So I got put in his place. So I was put into a really good situation. Jamie Langenbrunner, Jeff Friesen, that line was making up one of the best lines in the playoffs.So I remember in that game, we were buzzing, and it was just trying to get down in the corner with the puck and winning the battle and get it out to the defenseman. It was Colin White I ended up passing the puck out to and he took the first shot and it got blocked and went to Scott Niedermeyer — and he’s one of the best in the league with getting shots through. So I just remember my job and get the puck from the corner to the D and then bust my way in front of the net. The puck just came and got a deflection on it and just barely thread the needle going through the [Ducks goaltender Jean-Sébastien] Giguere’s legs and that was it was pretty awesome.SN: What was going through your head after?MR: I think it was like, well that just happened.MORE: Blues ready to fix postseason power-play woesSN: Was it everything you thought of as a little kid, scoring that game-winning goal in a Game 7?MR: I’d be playing with Wayne [Gretzky] with the Oilers and doing those things. It is really weird because it kind of just brings you back, you’re a little kid in that situation. You play through it all your head 100 million times and now it’s just oh, my gosh, I actually am going to have the puck on my stick in this game now that I’ve dreamt about my whole life. So I think just being excited about it is the biggest thing and yeah, it’s more than what I thought it would have been. SN: And you weren’t even sure you were going to play in the game.MR: The rumor was that Nieuwendyk might try to play in Game 7, which in turn, I thought that I’d be back out because he’d go back into his spot. So I didn’t know. I never really got confirmation to the day of that I was going to play and it was pretty much because Nieuwendyk came in and he spoke to the team and had tears in his eyes was upset because he wasn’t going to have this opportunity with us; but he gave us a great you know a speech help us and we started kind of looking at doing it for Nieuwie and that’s when I knew I was in so and I’m like all right here we go.last_img read more

Red Bank School Superintendent to Retire at End of Month

first_imgRED BANK – Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. Laura Morana has submitted notice to the school board that she will retire at the end of the month.Morana was in her eighth year with the district. Her last day will be Sept. 30.The timing of her retirement is unusual in that it is occurring at the start of the school year. Her announcement was not included on the board’s posted agenda.When asked about the timing, board President Ben Forest declined to comment calling it a “personnel matter.”He said Morana had informed the board prior to her public announcement.During Wednesday’s board meeting the board began setting up a strategy to replace Morana. “We are going as quickly as we can to find a replacement for Dr. Morana. In the meantime, we will be looking for an interim superintendent.”Forest said it is expected that the district will hire an interim superintendent from outside the district.“The board is pleased with the legacy and record that Dr. Morana has left us,” Forest said. “The board gave her an ovation last night.”Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said he was “saddened to see Laura go. But at the same time I am extraordinarily grateful that she has been able to devote seven years of her life to Red Bank and in that time brought a level of excellence and accomplishment that had never been experienced by us in the past.“Dr. Morana raised the bar and challenged students, parents and guardians, teachers, administrators and staff to achieve new levels of excellence.  For that I am thankful,” Menna said..last_img read more

Mallard’s Source for sports Team of the Week — Bia Boro

first_imgThe squad includes, back row, L-R, Caleb Morton, James Pihooja, Todd Cutler, Orang Momtazian, Flo Pariland, Sveta Tisma and Dan Szabo.Front, Steve Parish, Kai Korinth, Tim Mushumanski, Jason Leblanc and Erik Leslie. Bia Boro once again earned a trip to the winner’s circle after doubling Abacus 4-2 in the a thrilling Jackson’s Hole Master Men’s Indoor Soccer Final a tthe Soccer Quest facility.Bia Boro, advancing to the final with an 8-3 win over Jackson’s Hole, also won the title in 2011.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to present Bia Boro with Team of the Week honours.last_img

Get the brooms out, Rebels within a win of KIJHL title

first_imgCastlegar can complete the sweep Saturday in Armstrong when the two Conference champions meet in Game four.The Rebels scored the only goal the team would need with 15 seconds remaining in the opening period.Vlanich and Travis Wellman set up Castlegar’s playoff leading scorer Stuart Walton on the power play to give the Rebels the 1-0 lead.Brendan Heinrich provided some insurance with a second period goal.Then it was Castlegar’s pressure defence, combined with Gluck in goal in the third, that took this game home.The Rebels out shot the Knights 32-24 before an announced crowd of 500 fans.It was the third straight game Castlegar has out shot the Knights. Castlegar is one win away from its first Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title since 1996.Jordan Gluck made 24 saves and Jamie Vlanich had two assists to power the Rebels to a 2-0 victory over the North Okanagan Knights Friday in Armstrong.The Rebels now lead the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series 3-0.last_img read more


first_imgFINN HARPS have moved one step closer to their dream stadium in the Twin Towns.It follows the confirmation that the first phase of the draw-down for the development will be undertaken in January.After years of legal red tape, the club’s Stadium Development officer, Patsy Lafferty, said he expects the prject to begin in the coming weeks.Harps plans to move to the new 6,600 seater stadium has been an uphill struggle for the club after it was first mooted at a shareholders meeting as far back as 2004.But now it appears the project, which will be located on an adjacent site next to the Finn Valley Centre, is now more of a reality than just a dream. So far the Government has pledged €1.25 million to the project with local builder Joseph McMenamin being awarded the building contract in 2006.Mr Lafferty said he was confident that once the first phase of the money is drawn down, then the builders can move in on a full-time basis until such time as the new stadium is completed.HARPS MOVE ONE STEP CLOSER TO STADIUM DREAM was last modified: December 31st, 2010 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)last_img read more

How South Africans spend their income

first_imgThe Living Conditions Survey from Statistics South Africa gives insight into how South Africans spend their income. The biggest expenses are housing and utilities.Stats SA releases findings from South Africa’s Living Conditions Survey on 27 January 2017. It shows how citizens spend their money. (Image: South African Reserve Bank, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterMale-headed households spend more on shoes and clothes, R5,343 a year, compared to female-headed homes, which spend only R4,364 on shoes and clothes a year. This is one of the findings from Statistics South Africa’s Living Conditions Survey (LCS), released at the end of January.Data was collected over a year, from October 2014 to 2015.Stats SA says the finding is not unexpected.“Male-headed households have a higher average annual income than their female counterparts – R165,853 and R98,911 respectively – and therefore, have greater spending power than female-headed households.“Male-headed households spend more across all consumption expenditure categories,” says the service.“It found that in 2015, the average South African household consisted of three to four persons, with an average annual income and consumption expenditure of R138,168 and R103,293, respectively.”The greatest household expenditure went to housing and utilities (32.55%), followed by transport (16.29%).“Another interesting finding was that, on average, households spent more on recreation and culture (3.81%) than they did on education (2.45%),” says Stats SA.See how South Africans spend their income. Click on the image for a larger view:To read the full report, click here.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Sponsor Post: Meet The New Top Level Domain: .Co

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting rww sponsor 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.This year, the newest top level domain (TLD) to be released for worldwide registration will be .co. The debate continues over ICANN’s plans to create potentially hundreds of new TLDs, and the application process for creating a new TLD continues to be delayed as a result. Meanwhile, .co has quietly snuck up on the domain community and is just months away from release. The .co TLD will provide companies with a TLD that represents “company”, which is a viable and possibly even superior alternative to .com. With the .com domain inventory nearly exhausted, .co gives businesses the opportunity to brand themselves online to the fullest extent possible.Why .Co?Besides being a great option for companies, .co can stand for community, collaboration, content, connection, or commerce. It’s a short TLD at only two characters long, which makes it that much more memorable. With the ever-increasing popularity of URL shorteners, it will also work well for creating your own branded URL shortener to allow you to control your links.MyDomain will be one of select few companies to offer .co, and pricing info will be released shortly. Be sure to check back to learn more about .co Domains, and be ready to register .co domains when they launch in order to snag the best ones.The .co TLD release will follow a fairly standard process along the lines of other recent TLD launches. The Sunrise period for .co kicks off in April and lasts through June. The global Landrush will follow in July. General Availability on a first-come, first-served basis will then begin in the third quarter of 2010. See the .co website for specific dates as the launch nears.The New TLD Release ProcessSunrise Period: This phase allows registered trademark holders to secure the exact-match domains for their trademarks secured prior to July 30, 2008. Trademark holders go through a process that includes submission of trademarks to registrars that are offering the new TLD, validation of the trademarks, auctioning if multiple trademark holders apply for the same domain, and awarding of domains.Landrush: The Landrush phase is open to everyone and lets customers pay a premium to have a chance to secure high-commercial-value domains. Domains with more than one interested party will be awarded via auction. The domains that get attention during the Landrush phase are short and memorable non-trademarked terms. For example, something like would have high value to a pizza company. That domain has the potential to rank well in search engines and would be a fantastic addition to a company’s marketing and branding efforts.General Availability: This is the final, broad-release period when all remaining domains are available for registration. Like other currently available TLDs, .co will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to be registered at a fixed yearly cost. Most domain names are still available at the beginning of this phase, with only trademarked domains and the most valuable generic domains being claimed during the Sunrise and Landrush periods.Have a great idea for how to use a .co domain? Feel free to share it in the comments.center_img Related Posts Tags:#Sponsors#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

International Shooting Sport Federation bats for gender equality, brings in new rules

first_imgThe International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has announced new rules, starting next month, in order to bring more gender equality in the sport of shooting.ISSF have been working on ways to level the playing field for women athletes since quite sometime now. With the same aim in mind, the ISSF also introduced mixed team events some months back.According to the new rules, which will be applicable for all ISSF Championships the next year and through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the number of shots in all women’s events have been increased, making them equal to men’s events.The new rules will come into effect from January 1, 2018.”One significant rule change adopted by the Council is an increase in the numbers of shots in women’s shooting events so they will now be the same as the men’s events,” ISSF said in a release.”This decision reflects the ISSF’s commitment to the IOC Agenda 2020 goal of gender equality in sports.”According to the rule changes, women’s 10m Air Rifle and Air Pistol events will increase from 40 shots to 60 shots, women’s 50m and 300m Rifle 3 Positions events will increase from 3×20 shots to 3×40 shots (60 to 120 shots).”Women’s Trap and Skeet events will increase from 75 targets to 125 targets, women’s Running Target event will increase from 40 shots to 60 shots,” the release said.All women’s junior events will also have the same increases.These changes will be in effect at all 2018 ISSF Championships including World Cups, Junior World Cups, Continental Championships and the World Championship in Changwon, Korea.advertisementISSF also added a new section 6.18 to the general technical rules in 10m Air Rifle and 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team events.”National federations will be allowed to enter a maximum of two Mixed Teams, each with one male athlete and one female athlete. In the Qualification, each team member will shoot 40 shots in a 50-minute time limit,” the release said.”The top five teams will advance to the Final. The Final begins with each team member shooting three 5-shot series. The Final continues with each team member shooting single shots. During both the 5-shot series and single shots, team members must alternately fire shots.”Eliminations take place after both team members have fired 17, 19 and 21 shots. The remaining two teams continue until each team member has fired 24 shots and the gold and silver medal winners are determined.”(Courtesy: PTI)last_img read more


first_imgIt has been confirmed that Touch Football Australia (TFA) will be designing a new logo over the next 3-4 weeks.However, all referees who have uniforms with the current Touch Football Australia logo will be allowed to continue wearing this uniform at all events, both local and national.Before the new logo is introduced and sold, TFA Merchandise staff would like to sell all of the uniforms containing the current logo we have now. So we are selling all shirts, shorts, skirts, tracksuits and bags at a slightly reduced cost. This is a great opportunity for referees or associations who are not fussed if their gear has the new logo or the logo as it is now. The uniforms are still brand new as usual.Anyone who is interested in grabbing referees gear with the current logo on it, at a reduced price, can do so by using the following order form: SALE ON REFEREES GEARlast_img read more