Calif. Fugitive May be Hiding on Long Island, Feds Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Robert RodriguezFederal investigators say a fugitive from California wanted for committing $680,000 in bank fraud who’s linked to an international crime ring is suspected of hiding out on Long Island.The FBI said Robert Rodriguez, who is facing federal charges including defrauding a financial institution in San Diego, was last known to be in the Suffolk County and is believed to have family in the Patchogue area.“Rodriguez and his co-conspirators allegedly opened seed accounts under fictitious business at national banks and then funded a bust-out account at Bank of America … with funds from the seed accounts,” the FBI said in a new release.“The co-conspirators wrote bad checks from the seed accounts to deposit in the bust-out account and withdrew the funds before the bank within minutes or hours after BoA lifted the hold on the check, but before determining the issuing account had insufficient funds,” the release continued.Rodriguez, who allegedly has ties to a Eurasian criminal organization suspected of committing multimillion dollar tax fraud, is one of 18 charged in a cross country-case.Rodriguez is 26 years old, 5-feet, 8-inches tall and about 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes and is bald with a tattoo on his left forearm. He is not considered to be violent.The FBI asks anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Rodriguez to contact law enforcement immediately. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 212-384-1000last_img read more

Aaron Ramsey sends message to Arsenal fans as midfielder confirms Juventus move

first_imgAaron Ramsey sends message to Arsenal fans as midfielder confirms Juventus move Top articles Coming Next Advertisement Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 1 min. story Read More by Metro SPONSORED Read More Read More / center_img Aaron Ramsey is joining Juventus at the end of the season (REX)Aaron Ramsey has addressed Arsenal fans for the first time after his move to Juventus was confirmed.The midfielder has agreed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions which is reportedly worth £400,000 a week.Ramsey had also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona but will now join Juventus after his contract with Arsenal expires on June 30.The Wales international had also been in talks with Arsenal over a new deal but the Gunners withdrew their offer in September and have not restarted negotiations.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Advertisement Comment Chris DavieMonday 11 Feb 2019 7:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link424Shares Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Since Ramsey spoke out about Arsenal’s decision to break off talks, the 28-year-old has been used sparingly by Unai Emery and has started just three of the club’s last 15 Premier League fixtures.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisement‘As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus,’ Ramsey posted on Instagram.‘I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.‘You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.‘I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal PLAY Skip last_img read more

Tension as eight Serie A players test positive for COVID-19

first_img Read Also: Messi sees no future at Barcelona Italy was one of the hardest hit countries by the coronavirus, with more than 35,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19. It was also the first country in Europe to shut down its soccer league on March 9. Serie A resumed without fans on June 20 and finished on Aug. 2, with Juventus winning a record-extending ninth successive league title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This12 Countries With The Most Impressive Technological Innovations10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal At least eight Serie A players have tested positive for the new coronavirus this week as they return from their truncated offseason. The latest clubs to announce Thursday they have positive cases among their players were Torino with two, and Napoli with one. Roma and Cagliari confirmed positive cases on Wednesday. All eight players are asymptomatic. The new season is scheduled to start on Sept. 19. Italy, Serie A – coronavirus concerns: The number of positive cases in general in Italy is also rising. The country reported 845 new cases on Thursday, the highest rise since May 16.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

UW hosts high-scoring MSU

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhen Tim Jarmusz came off the bench for the final three minutes of Wisconsin?s 79-32 blowout of Savannah State Nov. 15, it shocked many who thought the freshman from Oshkosh would take a redshirt year to acclimate to the college game.Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, who allows all his players to make such decisions at their own discretion, stood by the move, saying Jarmusz believed he would be ready to contribute this season.It took a while, but it looks as if Jarmusz was right.After playing only sparingly and only after the outcome of the game had been determined for the first two-thirds of the season, the freshman came off the bench for 13 solid minutes a week ago in Wisconsin?s 71-57 win over Illinois. The next game, a 58-53 victory at Ohio State, it was 12 meaningful minutes and three points for Jarmusz.?This isn?t an all-of-a-sudden thing where I reached in a hat and pulled out a rabbit that had Tim?s name on it,? Ryan said. ?It?s been building.??He does a lot of good things in practice day-in and day-out,? guard Jason Bohannon said. ?That shows by his playing time increasing the last couple of games.?Jarmusz has looked best on the defensive end where he has gotten his hands on several passes and played solid positional defense.?It?s given guys a couple minutes? rest, and the play out on the court doesn?t drop off at all when he?s out there,? Krabbenhoft said. ?It even goes up at times, especially on the defensive end.?Given that, it wouldn?t be much of a surprise at all if Jarmusz sees more action tonight, when Wisconsin hosts 19th-ranked Michigan State.The Spartans enter the game as one of the Big Ten?s highest-scoring teams, averaging nearly 73 points per game on the season, second only to Indiana.Not only does Michigan State score a lot, it is efficient in doing so. No one in the conference boasts a better shooting percentage from the field than MSU?s 48.7 mark, one of the main reasons the Spartans convert at a rate of 1.16 points per possession.Drawing most of the attention ? especially that of Wisconsin stopper Michael Flowers ? will be Drew Neitzel, both the media and coaches? selection as preseason conference Player of the Year. Neitzel, who burned the Badgers a year ago in a game that knocked UW from its national No. 1 perch, has seen his scoring decrease this season but is still an incredibly dangerous offensive threat.?He?s as tough as it gets,? UW assistant coach Gary Close said. ?They do a good job of getting the ball where he can score. They do a great job of screening. He?s very fast and can get the ball out very quickly.?You can?t give him much time, or he?ll bury us as we found out last year in the game there.?Defending the Spartan senior will require a full defensive effort, with the other four players on the court helping Neitzel?s cover by hedging on screens and forcing difficult passes.?They set so many screens that Michael or [Trevon Hughes] are going to be going over those, and they?ve got to get some help,? Close said. ?There?s no way they?re going to get clean through those with as many as they set.?Unlike last season, when Neitzel was nearly a one-man offensive attack, the Spartans are more diversified this year.Sophomore forward Raymar Morgan has emerged as MSU?s leading scorer ? averaging 15.2 points per game ? and has turned heads with all-around play that combines a mid-range game, an ability to slash to the hoop and bang with big bodies under the basket.?There?s a lot of those type of guys in this league, and Raymar Morgan?s probably the best of them,? UW forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. ?Inside, outside, rebounding, defensively. He brings a lot of energy, so he?s just a great player overall.?It will be Krabbenhoft who draws the initial assignment of marking Morgan, a job the Wisconsin junior knows will be a tall task.?I?m going to go out there and try to hold him to as few points as possible,? Krabbenhoft said. ?I don?t know how that?s going to work out.?If it works out well for Krabbenhoft and the Badgers, UW will be just two wins away from claiming a share of the Big Ten Championship.?We?re just focusing on Michigan State right now, just trying to take it one game at a time,? Bohannon said.And although the sophomore continued to insist the team is only thinking about tonight?s 8 p.m. tip-off, his fox-in-the-chicken-coop smile betrayed thoughts of something greater.last_img read more

Scott Ford continuing hockey career with South Carolina Stingrays

first_imgThe Stingrays have been playing solid hockey of late and have continued to do so since Ford joined the club. He’s been playing a lot of minutes in key situations and is hopeful the team can stay hot going forward.“I think I’ve been playing pretty well. I’ve kept it pretty simple. They have me playing a lot of minutes here in a shut down role penalty killing and playing a lot of defensive situations for our team. It’s turned out well. We’re 5-1 since I’ve come here. I’m excited to jump on board and help out any way I can. They were on a good stretch before I showed up and we’ve continued to play well and to have some success since I’ve been here and hopefully we can continue that into the break.”The Stingrays are in sixth place in their division but are 8-2 over their last ten games and have a record of 12-10-0-4. Ford and the Stingrays will next be in action tonight and tomorrow for a double dip against the Orlando Solar Bears. After spending the past six seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals Fort St. John’s Scott Ford has found himself a new team after signing with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League. Ford and the Stingrays came to an agreement two weeks ago and Ford has since stepped into a leadership role with the club.Ford has played in six games up to this point, registering a point and a plus/minus rating of +1. He’s also accumulated 12 penalty minutes.After kicking the tires around some AHL clubs and overseas, the South Carolina Stingrays got in touch with Ford and it’s been smooth sailing from there.- Advertisement -“I was trying to get an American league deal again and searching for some possibilities in Europe didn’t really come to fruition,” he explained. “I just wanted to play and expressed to my agent and some people in the community in Milwaukee where I was living that I wasn’t satisfied being done playing. It seemed like a good opportunity here and it’s been great so far.”Aside from the obvious positive of getting to continue on with his hockey career, playing in South Carolina has reunited Ford with another Fort St. John product in Braden Pimm.“It’s great having an opportunity to have two kids from our small community playing on the same team is fantastic,” he said. “I had the opportunity last year in Milwaukee to have Braden for ten games at the end of his college season. Having him there at the end of last year was pretty special. To come here and have him here on an every day basis and just seeing his growth and seeing him mature as a player and as a professional has been fantastic so far.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Tales of Two Footprints

first_imgFootprints in the sands of time have been found at two different locations.  What tales do they tell?    One is a footprint of a Roman soldier.  EurekAlert described how the sandal print was uncovered at Hippos, or Susita, on a hill east of the Sea of Galilee.  It hints that soldiers participated in building the walls of the city.  The Israel newspaper Haaretz contained some more details about the find, and Todd Bolen commented on its limited tie-in to Biblical history on his Bible Places Blog.    Another print is claimed to be far older.  The BBC News reported what may be the “oldest human footprint ever found.”  The article did not describe the print, but called it “human” instead of ape-like.  The problem is that it is claimed to be two million years old, or more – as much as 3 million, maybe even older than Lucy.  The secretary general of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, is calling it possibly “the most important discovery in Egypt.”  Others are not so sure what to think of it.You, too, could leave tracks that will allow future scientists to speculate.  For fun, leave a note with your next footprint saying, “Today’s date is August 28, 1,598,251 BC.”(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Touch Football community recognised in Australia Day honours

first_imgSeveral members of the Touch Football community were recognised in Australia Day ceremonies across the country yesterday.Australian Men’s Open representative, Daniel Withers was named Rockhampton’s Sportsperson of the Year, in a year which included his second World Cup title. Referee Beau Newell was also recognised, as Official of the Year at the Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards. You can read more from the Parkes Champion Post here – The Mudgee Mudcrabs were recognised for their 2015 New South Wales State Cup performance, receiving a Sports Award. You can read more in the Mudgee Guardian story here –  Peter Shefford was also recognised, named Sports Administrator of the Year at the Townsville Australia Day awards. You can read more in the Townsville Bulletin here – Hills Hornets President, Brad Mitchell capped off a brilliant year for the affiliate, named the Hills Shire Citizen of the Year for Sporting Achievements. Referee Michael Littlefield was also recognised in the Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards, being named Senior Sportsperson of the Year. Gladstone Touch Association Secretary, Chelsea Baker was named Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day Awards. Kelsey French was also recognised, named the Upper Hunter Shire Young Sports Star of the Year for the Aberdeen area. TFA Indigenous All Stars ambassador, Joe Williams was also named Wagga Wagga’s Citizen of the Year. Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate everyone who received awards at yesterday’s Australia Day ceremonies across the country. Do you know someone in your local community who received an Australia Day award? We’d love to hear about it. Send us an email – [email protected] Related LinksAustralia Daylast_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi saleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has blocked Divock Origi’s departure from Liverpool. The Belgian striker is wanted by Wolves, West Ham and Fulham.However, following Dominic Solanke’s transfer to Bournemouth, Klopp is not keen on losing any more of his attacking options, according to the Liverpool Echo.Liverpool had been open to selling the 23-year-old, who they value at £20million.Origi has scored 23 goals in 81 appearances for the Merseyside club. last_img

19 days agoChelsea boss Lampard tells Pulisic to fight for place

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard tells Pulisic to fight for placeby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has told Christian Pulisic to fight for his place.Some in the USA have accused the Chelsea boss of favouritism because he is picking young English players ahead of the big-money signing from Pennsylvania.But Lampard said: “This is one of my difficult problems in this job, that I have good players and everyone has a story.“Christian Pulisic has a price-tag, Ross Barkley is an international player, Mason Mount is an international player.“Callum Hudson-Odoi has just signed a new contract, Bayern Munich wanted to buy him last summer, he is an international player.“Ruben Loftus-Cheek will come back and be an international player — and I can’t pick them all in the game, unfortunately.“All I have to demand of them is that they show me in training or show me in the game when they get the chances to play that they are worthy of their place.“That’s not to make me sound like a hard taskmaster, that’s just a brutal reality of my job. Next week I might be asked about two other names.”Lampard gave the USA international a chance against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup — and the implication is that he did not take it.Boss Lamps said: “I spoke to him two days before the Grimsby game and was very clear about the standards.“And we have to give him the fact he has moved country, moved leagues and is as young as all the young players we keep talking about. He has just turned 21.“What he needs to do is work daily and work to show within the group that he deserves to play.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

16 days ago​Mustafi annoyed by Arsenal legend Petit: He should know better

first_img​Mustafi annoyed by Arsenal legend Petit: He should know betterby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is not happy with club legend Emmanuel Petit.The German defender spoke at length about how he felt that he was blamed for defeats, even when they were not his fault.And among those who spoke negatively about him in public, he singled out French World Cup winner Petit for particular criticism.”That annoyed me a lot [Petit calling him the king of blunders],” he told Der Spiegel. “It’s the one thing when fans or media criticise you. But it’s a different story when an ex-player who knows how hard it is on the field sometimes says so.”I expect such players to be more sensitive and realise what this sharply worded critique can trigger. In the past, that might have been in the paper one day, and then people would have forgotten it. Today it’s on the Internet and will haunt me for the rest of my career.”Former players like Petit should not have to make a name for themselves by making condescending comments about current players.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more