May 29, 2021
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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Roosevelt woman has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk and crashing her car into another vehicle in Queens, killing her passenger, a 29-year-old Freeport man, New York City police said.Sharlene Numa was driving an Infinity eastbound on the Belt Parkway when she rear-ended a Mercedes at the curve in the parkway where it meets South Conduit Avenue in Rosedale at 4:15 a.m. Monday, police said.The 28-year-old suspect’s sedan flipped. Numa and her passenger, Kendall Heard, were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where Heard was pronounced dead and Numa was listed in stable condition.The 18-year-old man driving the Mercedes was taken to Franklin General Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.Numa was charged with vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.Arraignment information for her was not immediately available.last_img read more

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first_imgThe financial sector has responded with relief to the outcome of the Dutch elections, with the liberal VVD party of prime minister Mark Rutte the clear winner.Geert Wilders’s populist Freedom Party, PVV, gained less than expected.VVD’s current coalition partner, the labour party PvdA, has largely collapsed – dropping 29 seats to 9. This opens the way to a new centre-right government under Rutte, likely to be supported by the Christian democrats, CDA, and the liberal democrat party D66.“If this is the case, it won’t impact our view on European financial markets,” commented Lukas Daalder, chief investment officer of asset manager Robeco. “If Rutte can continue as prime minister, Dutch politics would be a source of stability, rather than disruption.” The euro rose and spreads in euro-denominated bonds declined on the back of the election outcome, Daalder said. He noted, however, that yesterday’s rate hike from the US Federal Reserve may have been the dominant cause.Anna Stupnytska, global economist at Fidelity International, described the election result as “good news”.However, she warned that a long negotiating period for a new coalition government was likely, “which would not be helpful for a Greek bailout review”, which is ongoing.A new government coalition would need at least one smaller party – in addition to VVD, CDA, and D66 – for a majority.The most likely candidates are the small religious right party CU, which won five seats, and the green-left party GroenLinks, which more than tripled its number of seats to 14. Although tough climate measures are a key element in GroenLinks’s manifesto, it hasn’t excluded co-operation with the VVD.Ruth van de Belt, senior investment strategist at Kempen Capital Management, concluded that the election result gave investors breathing space ahead of the presidential elections in France. She said Kempen expected Le Pen to lose from Macron in the second round, and also indicated that the asset manager didn’t anticipate early elections in Italy.“With the cloud of uncertainty lifting, this makes European equities very attractive,” Van de Belt added.Antoine Lesné, EMEA head of exchange-traded funds strategy at State Street Global Advisors, said French government bond spreads might tighten a bit, as the Dutch election was seen as a temperature check for the French elections, which start next month.Columbia Threadneedle Investments, however, was more cautious and pointed at the increased fragmentation of the political landscape, and the fact that Geert Wilders – who gained 20 seats in the 150-strong lower house – will remain as a critical opposition voice.Pension managers APG and PGGM, as well as pension funds ABP and BpfBOUW, declined to comment on the election result.last_img read more

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first_imgEverton are eager to push through a 12-month contract extension for Samuel Eto’o and his agents will be in England over Christmas to hold talks.The deal penned by the striker upon his arrival at Goodison Park as a free agent over the summer included a clause which can be activated once he has completed 15 games.With the Cameroon international having shown that he can be an important figure in Everton’s plans with four goals and two assists in his 15 appearances in all competitions, all sides are now keen to gather at the negotiating table.Roberto Martinez has previously admitted that he would like to keep the 33-year-old past the end of the current campaign, with the Spaniard announcing in October: “It’s natural he will get another year.”There are now only a few formalities left to be tied up, with it understood that the terms of Eto’o’s agreement would remain the same.The former Barcelona star has scored four goals in 14 appearances spread across Premier League, Europa League and League Cup competitions so far this season.last_img read more

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first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Chandler has played 30 of 32 possible games since landing in Los Angeles 10 games into the season. The 36-year-old does have a substantial injury history, failing to top the 50-game mark in either of the two previous seasons in Phoenix.Going against Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, the Lakers leaned a little harder on JaVale McGee and Ivica Zubac to help control the glass by boxing the Pistons bigs out and allowing guards to get rebounds. Six different Lakers had at least five rebounds as the home team topped Detroit 47-34 on the glass. Griffin had zero rebounds – something that’s never happened before in his career.“That was the focus,” second-year forward Kyle Kuzma said. “I tried to make sure he wasn’t supposed to get rebounds. The game plan was to limit Drummond and him on the boards, because those guys are beasts, so make sure to block him out, and the guards did a great job of flying in and getting rebounds.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThere’s nearly no precedent for James missing 11 games in a regular season: He’s only missed more once, during the 2014-15 season in Cleveland. In 13 other non-lockout seasons, James has played in at least 74 games. In the lockout season in 2011-12, James played all 62 games of the regular season.Despite his injury, James is still the leading vote-getter in the West for the upcoming All-Star game. It’s a reminder of how much the Lakers could use their injured marquee player, who was in the midst of another statistically brilliant season before going down Christmas Day against the Warriors.At the very least, the Lakers have cobbled together back-to-back wins without James, or Rajon Rondo (sprained finger) who is out likely until at least later this month. The team has also become more cohesive on defense, ranking sixth in the league (104.4 defensive rating) during the last eight games. After a 113-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Coach Luke Walton said he was encouraged by the progress.“I thought our team showed a lot of growth in the – whatever you want to call it, post-LeBron injury, LeBron and Rondo injuries,” he said. “There were times in that game tonight where in previous games we would’ve just split and gone down and taken quick shots. But I thought our guys did a really nice job staying composed, continuing to share the ball, continuing to make plays and ultimately, winning by competing on the defensive end.”Walton said Wednesday that James would not travel with the Lakers to Utah. LOS ANGELES — The latest injury stint for LeBron James is marching toward unprecedented territory.The 34-year-old Lakers star was medically evaluated on Thursday for his strained left groin, which has already caused him to miss eight games. James is progressing to limited on-court work, but he still is expected to miss at least the next three contests, butting his potential return up against one of the most challenging portions of the Lakers’ schedule.The latest timeline makes James (27.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 7.1 apg) an almost-certain scratch for Friday’s road game at Utah, as well as home games against the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, both in the basement of the Eastern Conference. The Lakers said Thursday that James will be re-evaluated on Jan. 16.That is an important deadline: The Lakers (23-19) travel that day for a two-game trip against Oklahoma City and Houston, two Western Conference contenders, before returning home for a marquee game against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers, who are 3-5 without James, would face an uphill challenge to win any of those games if he can’t suit up. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years CHANDLER GETS NIGHT OFF; LAKERS STILL DOMINATE GLASSOne of the team’s biggest presences remained on the bench Wednesday night, as veteran center Tyson Chandler did not enter the Pistons game despite suiting up. According to Walton, that was the plan.“I’ve been looking to try and rest Tyson,” Walton said. “We’ve been leaning on him pretty heavy. It was one of those things where if we needed him, he was going to be ready.”Related Articleslast_img read more

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first_imgAPACHE PRINCESS, KOOKIE GAL & LAKERBALL ALL LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019)–Keith Desormeaux’s Apache Princess, Peter Miller’s Kookie Gal and Doug O’Neill’s Lakerball all loom large in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita.  Restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, the Cal Cup Oaks, which has attracted a field of nine, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.With two consecutive wins at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course and a close second three starts back at a one mile turf maiden race at Del Mar Nov. 10, Apache Princess looks like the logical top selection as she bids for three wins in a row.A first out maiden winner going one mile over the Santa Anita turf Oct. 18, Kookie Gal, who is owned by her breeders, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber, was an impressive winner of the state-bred Soviet Problem Stakes at one mile on dirt two starts back at Los Alamitos and comes off a nose defeat at one mile on dirt here on Jan. 11.A winner of the one mile turf Surfer Girl Stakes in open company here three starts back on Oct. 8, Lakerball was a galloping minor stakes winner going a mile on turf at Golden Gate Fields Oct. 27 and has been freshened by O’Neill since well beaten in the Grade III Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 24.APACHE PRINCESSOwner:  KMN Racing, LLCTrainer:  Keith DesormeauxBy the late superstar California-based stallion Unusual Heat, Apache Princess, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Puskita, was bred by her owners and is not only in sharp recent form, but she appears to possess the right “sit and pounce” style.  The second leading money earner in the field with $111,960, she has two wins and as many seconds from five starts and will be ridden for the sixth consecutive time by Desormeaux’s brother, Kent.KOOKIE GALOwner:  Wachtel Stable & Gary BarberTrainer:  Peter MillerA dark bay or brown filly by Boisterous, out of the Comic Strip mare Kukaluka, she was beaten a scant nose on Jan. 11 by talented Calf Moon Bay and is a proven commodity at the distance, as all four of her starts have been at one mile–two on dirt and two on grass.  With two wins and a second from four starts, she has earnings of $103,820 and rates a huge chance with Flavien Prat riding back.LAKERBALLOwner:  Pappas Horse Racing Corp., Purple Rein Racing & Tom RobertsTrainer: Doug O’NeillBy the Unusual Heat stallion Lakerville, she’s out of the Capsized mare Category Ten.  Following her head victory in the Surfer Girl Stakes here on Oct. 8, she was the even money favorite in the one mile turf Pikes Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate, a one mile turf race she took by five lengths.  Freshened since a 7 ¼ length defeat in the Grade III Jimmy Durante Nov. 24, Lakerball has two wins from three tries at a mile on turf and will be making her seventh career start on Monday.  With three wins from six starts, she’s the leading money earner in the field with $129,825.THE CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTLippy–Mario Gutierrez–124Mucho Unusual–Joel Rosario–120Tiz a Master–Heriberto Figueroa–122Kookie Gal–Flavien Prat–124Silk From Heaven–Eswan Flores–120Hot On the Trail–Drayden Van Dyke–120Creative Instinct–Brice Blanc–124Lakerball–Rafael Bejarano–124Apache Princess–Kent Desormeaux–126First post time for a nine-race card on Monday is at 12:30p.m. please visitsanttaanita.com  or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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first_img Load More South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August RelatedPosts Philippines gaming operator Travellers International Hotel Group Inc continues to suffer the effects of the fatal Resorts World Manila (RWM) attack last year, with gaming revenue for the three months to 31 March 2018 down 14.8% to Php4.5 billion (US$85.9 million) as a result of lower mass market gaming capacity.RWM, of which Travellers holds a 45% stake, had its gaming license suspended for three weeks after 38 people were killed during the lone wolf attack on 2 June 2017. Its license was restored on 29 June but the company quickly announced it would no longer run gaming operations on the second floor where the attack took place. As a result, RWM’s mass market table count fell from 169 tables to 96 and VIP table count from 145 to 113. Slot machine numbers also fell from 1,871 to 1,395.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Travellers International’s joint venture partner Genting HK said it had been informed that Travellers had experienced a significant decrease in revenue in 1Q18 “as a result of lesser gaming capacity” than during the same period in 2017. The fall comes “despite a reported 22.3% growth from the VIP segment.”The average number of casino tables and slot machines were 242 and 1,361 respectively compared to 311 and 1,771 for the same period last year.Gross revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018 amounted to P5,461.5 million compared to P6,331.7 million for the same period in 2017.Gross revenue in 1Q18 fell 13.8% to Php5.5 billion (US$104.2 million) with EBITDA declining 40.9% to Php839.7 million compared to P1,420.3 million for the same period in 2017.Net profit came in at Php444 million. Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in Augustlast_img read more

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