Alleged sexual assault at Hoboken High School

first_imgHOBOKEN–According to News12 New Jersey, four teenagers are facing charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault at Hoboken High School.They report that a 17 year-old female student was allegedly sexually assaulted in one of the rooms at the high school on Nov. 30 when the victim was allegedly forced into the room and then forced to perform a sex act on one of the boys.The incident was reportedly captured on the school’s surveillance video, showing the victim being pushed into the room. One of the teens’ cellphones allegedly recorded the incident.We will have much more information on this story later on Wednesday.last_img read more

Jenkins announces new fundraising initiative

first_imgObserver File Photo University President Fr. John Jenkins speaks in a file photo from 2018. Jenkins announced a new fundraising initiative Sunday, aimed at increasing planned gifts.In announcing the initiative, Jenkins extolled the importance of planned gifts throughout the University’s history, saying they are critical in allowing the school to operate.“In anticipation of the needs, hopes and aspirations of those who will carry forward Notre Dame’s mission in the years to come, I am pleased to announce the beginning of a new, three-year gift planning initiative known as Love Thee Notre Dame,” he said in the email. “Throughout Notre Dame’s history, planned gifts made by alumni, parents and friends have sustained and strengthened the University. These generous gifts allow Notre Dame to plan with confidence for tomorrow’s needs and opportunities.”The initiative’s webpage echoed Jenkins’ message in the email.“[The initiative] is an invitation to all who love Notre Dame to be among those who, through planned gifts, allow Our Lady’s University to plan confidently for the future,” the webpage said. “Thoughtfully structured planned gifts are uniquely powerful in sustaining and growing the University’s ability to carry forward Her mission, while often affording exceptional financial and tax benefits to benefactors.”According to the webpage, the “simplest” way to give a planned gift to Notre Dame is through the terms of either a will or a revocable trust, or “to designate Notre Dame as the beneficiary of a retirement plan account.”Tags: development, fundraising, University President Fr. John Jenkins In an email to parents and donors Sunday, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced the start of a new fundraising initiative. The gift planning initiative, entitled “Love Thee Notre Dame” will last three years, the email said.“Today, because of the extraordinary generosity and dedication of so many, we are able to advance Notre Dame’s distinctive Catholic mission to be a healing, unifying and enlightening force in many important and exciting ways on campus, across the country and around the globe,” Jenkins said in the email. “And yet, there is still much work to be done, in a world that grows ever more complex.”last_img read more

Clottey, next contender to fight Mayweahter

first_imgAll things being equal, boxer Joshua Clottey is expected to fight American boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr this year based upon terms and conditions that defined his fight with Australian Anthony Mundine in Newcastle, Australia.Besides, having won the WBA International title, he automatically becomes the number one contender to Mayweather Jr’s light-middleweight crown.But before that materialises, the 36-year- old has had to grapple with the whereabouts of his newest collection in a career that has recorded 38 wins, including 22 knockouts, and four losses.Boxer Joshua Clottey returns to Ghana tomorrow from his latest conquest in Australia, but without the prize he toiled for.Nearly two weeks after outpointing Australian Anthony Mundine in Newcastle, Australia, Clottey is yet to receive the championship belt for winning the fringe World Boxing Association (WBA) International light-middleweight title.For a sport that has the tradition of presenting titles to winners in the ring just after their triumph, the absence of the WBA International belt on the night of April 9, 2014 when Clottey downed Mundine five times on his way to victory appeared strange. “I raised questions but it seemed to me that they did not expect me to win the title,” Clottey explained to the Daily Graphic.”I called my manager in the United States over the matter and he spoke to them about it. It was to be delivered within days, but now almost two weeks after the fight, I’m yet to receive the belt,” he lamented.last_img read more

James drops 61, setting career-high and Heat-best

first_imgMiami Heat’s LeBron James celebrates afer scoring two points with Chris Andersen during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, March 3, 2014 against the Charlotte Bobcats. 124-107. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)MIAMI (AP) — An hour after what he called the best regular-season game he’s ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other.The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball.The basket, to him, looked as wide as the ocean.Best player in the game. Best game of his career. James rewrote his record book Monday night, etched his name a few different times in Miami Heat annals as well, and let the NBA know in crystal-clear terms that his MVP award won’t be ceded without a fight this season. He scored 61 points, setting career- and franchise-bests, as the Heat topped the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.“A surreal feeling for me right now,” James said.With good reason. He made 22 of his 33 field-goal tries, becoming just the third player in the past 25 years to take that many shots and make at least two-thirds of them, with only Alex English and Shaquille O’Neal on that list. James set a career-high for field goals made, plus Heat records for points in a quarter (25) and a half (37).And of all his feats on Monday, the most impressive might have been how he started 8 for 8 from 3-point range.“The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball,” James said before the Heat flew to Houston for a game there Tuesday. “I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.”Glen Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Orlando. James’ previous career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto.This outing was much better, James said. Not because 61 tops 56 — but because the night he scored 56, his Cavaliers lost.“Phenomenal, amazing, stupendous … he reminds me of me,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said afterward in an overjoyed locker room.James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through and around three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court.Heat coach Erik Spoelstra walked into his postgame news conference with a confession: He nearly took James out after the third quarter.He didn’t. Good call.“He was in a great groove, obviously,” Spoelstra said.Here’s how good James was on this night: Al Jefferson finished with 38 points and 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, making him just the fourth player in the past six seasons to put up a stat line like that.No one noticed.“You take away his 61 points,” Jefferson said, “and we still had a fighting chance there at the end.”Yes, even the Bobcats were marveling at James. He was hitting from everywhere, even a 3-pointer from about 30 feet — Spoelstra joked it was from 40 — late in the third quarter, as the crowd roared and the Heat bench jumped with joy.“Yeah, that was a designed play,” Spoelstra deadpanned. “We’ve been working on that one for a while.”That was the moment, James said, when he knew he was in the midst of a special night.“I felt pretty good in the first half but halftime can always kind of derail things and slow things up,” James said. “But I was able to get things going once again in the third quarter and I knew it could be one of those nights.”Not “one of those nights.”Even for James, this was like no other.“Once he sniffed 60, we knew he was going for it,” Heat forward Shane Battier said. “And the amazing part is the efficiency. Good Lord. Sixty-one on 33 shots, that’s Wilt Chamberlain-esque. That’s pretty amazing. Incredible performance.”When James checked out with 1:24 left, the entire Heat roster met him near midcourt for high-fives and hugs, and the sellout crowd gave him a standing ovation. A second huge roar followed when he waved to the crowd, as “M-V-P” chants rained down.“If he’s going to shoot the ball like that from that range, there’s nobody that’s going to beat them,” Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said.Miami was without guard Dwyane Wade, who got a night off to rest. Spoelstra stressed there’s been no setback for Wade, who has been on a knee-maintenance program throughout this season and is averaging 23.5 points on 62 percent shooting since the All-Star break.Wade probably didn’t mind sitting for this one. It gave him a courtside seat for the show.James made three 3-pointers in the first 7 minutes of the quarter — he was 6 for 6 from beyond the arc at that point — and when Charlotte bit on his head fake from the top of the key, James coolly found Toney Douglas to set up another 3. A tip-in by James followed not long afterward and just like that, the lead was up to 83-63.Charlotte scored the next six points, but any notion that the game was slipping from Miami’s control was quickly extinguished.James scored the next six himself, a pair of three-point plays to restore the 20-point edge and give him 43 points, already a season high.All that was left to see was what he’d finish with.The answer was history.James has been asked plenty of times in recent weeks about the MVP race, especially with many prognosticators suggesting the trophy is likely headed to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant.Might be time to reopen the thinking on that one.“Every night I go on the floor I want to be the MVP, of this league, MVP of this team, MVP for me, myself and my family,” James said. “I’ve set a high standard and I have to live by that.”On this night, he did. And more.last_img read more

Leafs complete deal for Grand Forks sniper Connor Gross

first_imgMcCarthy decided it was time to make the jump to Tier I Junior A.The loss of McCarthy was not the only bad news Nelson received.Nelson lost the services of Matthew Naka who suffered a broken ankle in a freak off-ice accident.The loss of two key cogs in the Nelson roster, combined with a 6-1 shellacking the Leafs received at the hands of the Castlegar Rebels prior to the Christmas Break, may have been the final push for Maida to make the lineup move.Gross is expected to be in the Nelson lineup when the Green and White return to ice for the unofficial second half of the season starting Friday at home against the Spokane Braves.Game time is 7 p.m.Saturday Nelson travels to the Lilac City for a return half of the home-and-home series.Monday, Nelson hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the traditional New Years Eve clash at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 2:30 p.m.Nelson currently leads the Murdoch Division by a slim two points over Castlegar and holds a six-point advantage over the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida made a move Boxing Day to deal with the loss of two key players from the lineup in the final weeks leading up to the Kootenay International Junior HocChristmas break.Maida, in his second season at the helm of the Leafs, acquired 18-year-old Connor Gross from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for future considerations.”(Center) Colton McCarthy leaving (to WHL) created a spot and Connor brings offence to fill that loss,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.Gross, from Lethbridge, Alta., has scored 18 goals while adding 17 assists for the lowly Bruins in 35 games this season and is currently on six-game point streak.During that recent hot streak, Grossm who leads the Border Bruins in scoring, has scored five goals for 11 points.Of course the Leafs are still reeling from the loss of McCarthy, who as a 16-year-old was a shoe-in for the KIJHL rookie of the year award.The Salmon Arm prospect was tearing up the league in scoring 21 times in 26 games before departing for Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League earlier this month.last_img read more

Special court sitting to be held after rally weekend arrests

first_imgThere will be a special sitting of the Letterkenny District Court tonight (Sunday) to hear cases from the rally weekend.Gardaí dealt with a high number of arrests in the past three days following various incidents in and around Letterkenny. Forty-one people were arrested on a busy Saturday night and sixteen arrests were carried out on Friday. Offences included public order, misuse of drugs, dangerous driving, drink driving, assault and the assault of a Garda member.A small number of those cases are expected to come before the special court sitting tonight.Special court sitting to be held after rally weekend arrests was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Barfi trailer gets record hits on Youtube: Watch video

first_imgBarfi’s trailer was published on Youtube on July 2, 2012 by UTV Motion Pictures and so far, it has recorded 342,517 hits.To watch Barfi’s trailer, click here The 2.27-minute long fast-paced trailer on YouTube has no dialogues and shows Ranbir clowning around.What’s interesting is that Ranbir Kapoor’s character in the film doesn’t have a single dialogue, so the the trailer relies completely on the background score to highlight his performance.The two leading ladies of the film are Priyanka Chopra and southern siren Illeana D’Cruz. Priyanka, who plays a mentally challenged girl, sports short, curly hair and dowdy outfits in the film. She has gone completely de-glamorous to get into the skin of the character.Besides, Ranbir’s deaf and mute act in the film was appreciated so much that he is also trending on Twitter.last_img read more