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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution: Police

first_img Beau Lund February 22, 2019 /Sports News – National New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution: Police Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with solicitation of prostitution in connection to a wide-ranging human trafficking investigation at a Florida massage parlor, police in Florida said at a news conference Friday morning.Kraft, who was one of 25 people charged in the sting, faces two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution for acts that allegedly occurred about one month ago, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said.Authorities, who set up hidden cameras at the day spa, said there’s video evidence of all of all of the suspects, including Kraft, participating in the alleged acts, said Jupiter Police Detective Andrew Sharp.“Much of our evidence comes from the businesses, also from body-worn cameras of our officers, and also surveillance that we had been conducting over the last several months,” authorities said at the news conference.Stacey James, a spokeswoman for Kraft, said in a statement, “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”ABC News has reached out to the NFL for comment but has not immediately heard back.The charges against Kraft are misdemeanors, said Sharp.The NFL team owner is not a Florida resident “so there would be an arrest warrant issued,” Kerr said.The charges come three weeks after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams to win the team’s sixth Super Bowl title.This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kraft’s then-NFL record $175 million purchase of the Patriots in 1994. At the time he vowed to turn the team into a league champion.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NNSY Ends Overhaul of USS Newport News

first_img View post tag: NNSY NNSY Ends Overhaul of USS Newport News Authorities View post tag: americas Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) completed the Engineered Overhaul (EOH) of the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) May 29. View post tag: submarine Over the 29-month EOH, the project team and crew performed several system upgrades including installation of a new battery, the overhaul of the ship’s service motor generator, and special emphasis work on the propulsion plant.In addition to planned evolutions, the project team performed a significant amount of emergent repairs. The project had no submarine safety deficiencies during sea trials.The project benefited from money and time-saving innovations such as the shipyard’s first tool vending machine trailer, a ship’s force extended work site adjacent to the boat and an enhanced training plan for supervisors overseeing work on the availability. These improved practices are being replicated on NNSY’s USS Albany (SSN 753) 28-month EOH, which began in October 2013. Following Albany, both USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS Tucson (SSN 770) will undergo extensive Engineered Overhauls at NNSY.Project Superintendent Cmdr. Dianna Wolfson said: “Our main objective for Newport News was to keep delivery back to the fleet predictable and that is what we accomplished.”After sea trials, Newport News Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Chris Tarsa, said: “It was a long maintenance period and the boat and her crew are ready and excited to return to sea.”NNSY, a Naval Sea Systems Command field activity, is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.[mappress]Press Release, June 13, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Back to overview,Home naval-today NNSY Ends Overhaul of USS Newport News View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: News by topic June 13, 2014 View post tag: Overhaul View post tag: USS Newport News View post tag: Ends View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Brown’s Takes 2020 Tour de Donut Crown

first_imgRiders in the Tour de Donut pause during their trek around Ocean City sampling donuts. (Photos courtesy of Ian Crowley) By TIM KELLYThe 2020 Tour de Donut is in the books, and the results are in: Brown’s Restaurant, 110 Boardwalk, has the best donuts in Ocean City.For the uninitiated, the Tour de Donut is Ocean City’s quirky new tradition. An informal bicycle trip round the island, which took place on July 4 for the fourth straight year, the Tour makes stops at every donut shop in town.Participants purchase a deep-friend treat at each stop, sample it and rate it. The event visited 12 Ocean City donut shops.In order, the riders pulled up at Fractured Prune, 3339 West Ave., Dot’s Pastry Shop, 3148 Asbury Ave., Nauti Donuts, 2133 Asbury, Mallon’s Homemade Sticky Buns, 1340 Bay Ave., Cathy’s 14th St. Bakery, 407 East 14th St., Bob’s Grill, 1368 Boardwalk, Bashful Banana Bakery and Café, 944 Boardwalk, Drip N’ Scoop Coffee and Tea, 960 Asbury, Dunkin’, 962 West Ave., Ward’s Pastry, 730 Asbury, Ove’s Restaurant, 928-34 East 4th St. (4th and Boardwalk)  and Brown’s Restaurant, 110 Boardwalk.“It’s a great honor,” said Melissa Brown of her establishment’s top ranking. “The Tour de Donut looks like a really fun thing to do and we’re very excited and flattered to have won.”Brown’s “Almost Famous” Donuts took top honors in the 2020 Tour de Donut rankings.The brainchild of Ocean City resident Carl Wanek, this year’s tour attracted a small but enthusiastic group of riders.They took off from Wanek’s north end home at 6:30 a.m., and the group reached Fractured Prune within eight minutes to begin their quest for the best donut. The riders then hit Dot’s Pastry Shop and worked their way back to the north end.In previous years, Wanek built a physical element into the competition by placing a two-hour time limit on the process. He knew that would be impossible this time. As with just about anything nowadays, the coronavirus pandemic had an impact on the tour.“With the social distancing in place, we expected to be waiting longer at each place,” Wanek said. “We decided this year to just take our time. Nobody had any place to go. It was a nice relaxing tour compared to year’s past.”In the “new normal” Tour, participants wore masks, and adhered to social distancing guidelines as they rode, waited in lines to purchase donuts and when they consumed them.Ove’s Restaurant finished a close second in the donut rankings of this year’s Tour de Donut.It took about three hours to complete this year, but in Wanek’s view, that’s OK.“The important thing is, we did it!” he exclaimed.Ever the diplomat, Wanek said each donut shop has its own charms, but two stood above the rest: Brown’s, the last stop on the Tour, and the next-to-last, Ove’s.The riders also awarded a “most improved” honor and a “most unique” donut designation.The winners:Best Donut: Brown’s. “It’s just a great old-fashioned donut,” Wanek said. “It’s the perfect combination of a crispy outer portion and a light and fluffy inside.” How do they do that?“It’s a trade secret,” Melissa Brown said. “After 44 years in business, we’ve figured some things out. It’s great to hear people like what we’re doing.”Runner-up: Ove’s. “Another outstanding product,” Wanek praised. “Bursting with freshness and flavor. It was close, we just thought Brown’s was a tiny bit better.” Most Improved: Bashful Banana Bakery and Café. “Their donuts use healthy ingredients and they were always good,” Wanek said. “This year they did something that made it taste more like a (traditional) donut and less like a bran muffin. They incorporated chocolate chips, which really tied it all together.” Most Unusual: Drip N’ Scoop Coffee and Tea, 960 Asbury Ave. “They had the most bizarre donut we tried, with a maple glaze and bacon,” Wanek enthused. “Very tasty donut.”Every Fourth of July, the streets of Ocean City become a proving ground for donuts.Wanek said the Tour has matured from its early days of the riders receiving sideways glances from other customers at the various shops.“More and more people know us and will say, ‘Look, it’s the Tour de Donut,’” Wanek said, with tongue in cheek.So what’s next?“I’m thinkin’ we could branch out,” he said. “Maybe do a Tour de Pizza and Tour de Hamburger at least.”last_img read more

Local Surfers Make Mark at NSSA East Coast Championships

first_imgTwo young Ocean City surfers won their divisions at the 2020 National Scholastic Surfing Association East Coast Championships held September 11-13 in Carolina Beach, N.C.The top surfers from up and down the coast traveled to enjoy the chance to compete, especially in great surf thanks to multiple hurricanes brewing off the coast, according to a press release.Ocean City’s Cruz Dinofa, 11, won the Mini-Grom and the Super Grom divisions, while Ocean City’s Mia Gallagher, 14, took top honors winning the coveted Open Womens Title, which puts her name “on the board” along with local surf legends Rob Kelly and Matt Keenan, who won titles in 2007 and 1995, respectively.Gallagher also took home the title in the Girls division. Meanwhile, Mia’s sister, Brynn Gallagher, 12, also made it to the final round of Open Super Girls and placed 4th overall in that division.One of the thrilling highlights of the competition was Dinofa’s exciting come-from-behind win in the Super Groms final with an incredible air-landing 8.57 score with just 25 seconds to go on the clock, making it the second time in a row Dinofa won that title.Other local competitors included Cooper Jewell, also of Ocean City, who competed in both the Boys and the Menehune divisions.The level of surfing and also the level of excitement were running high in Carolina Beach, especially after a long shutdown from competitive surfing due to COVID-19.NSSA Executive Director Janice Aragon, who is a former ISA World Champ and a new inductee to the Surfing Hall of Fame, was thrilled to be able to travel the 3,000 miles from her home in Huntington Beach, Calif., to finally “let the kids surf again.”She and West Coast NSSA Director Gayline Clifford worked for many months overcoming permit challenges in various potential surf contest venues before finding a home in Carolina Beach for the 2020 NSSA Championship event.Both Aragon and Clifford gave high praise to the town of Carolina Beach for allowing them the opportunity to prove that the NSSA can safely and responsibly run a major competition while remaining compliant to all the safety guidelines and requirements.Mia Gallagher said, “It was great to be able to put on the jersey and compete at a big event again. NSSA did an awesome job and I was so happy with my performance and to see all my friends again. The waves have really been firing so I am stoked to be able to do it again next week at Easterns.”Easterns is the next main event for East Coast surfers. The event is run by the Eastern Surfing Association and will be held at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, N.C., on September 20-26.Mia Gallagher in action.Cruz Dinofa, 11, of Ocean City, wins the Mini-Grom and the Super Grom divisions. Mia Gallagher, 14, of Ocean City, left, took top honors winning the Open Women’s Title. (Photos provided by National Scholastic Surfing Association)last_img read more

[The Source Podcast] Have you Herd? The World Wide Herd Project and Global IoT

first_imgAlmost a year ago, Patricia Florissi Blogged about a Distributed Data Analytics platform and the World Wide Herd (WWH).  The concept of creating a global network of distributed Apache Hadoop instances forming a single virtual computing cluster.More recently, Florissi talked about how the challenge at the heart of federated analytics is when you decentralize data analytics, you have to take steps to ensure that you can verify the integrity of all the participants and all the data sources in the analytics process.“How do you get there?” she asked. “The answer is to bring together the unique capabilities of federated analytics and blockchain technology, which adds a distributed ledger to the federated analytics solution. This is the approach Dell Technologies uses in our WWH.”The concept opens the door to an amazing amount of possibilities, orchestrating computations across the globe from edge to core to cloud.  While at Dell Technologies World 2018, I caught up with Ahmed Osama, (@Ahmed_OZ) senior innovation manager and Lori Schlesman (@LoriSchles) lead program manager for the WWH project to find out what our customers have been using the platform for various use cases.For more information drop an email to [email protected]!Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Recall Alert For Frozen Taquitos, Chimichangas

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) USDA Image.JAMESTOWN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put out a health alert for frozen Taquitos and Chimichangas that may contain plastic.The items could pose a choking hazard. Multiple types of beef and chicken Taquitos and Chimichangas are included in the alert.It covers ready-to-eat products containing diced green chilies recalled by the producer Sun Valley Foods.The USDA notice listed select products shipped nationwide under José Olé, Casa Mamita and Walmart’s Great Value brand. They were made by Ajinomoto Foods North America Incorporated in Lampasas, Texas, and San Diego.The agency says not to consume the listed products, but to throw out or return them.There haven’t yet been any confirmed reports of health issues related to consumption of the products.last_img read more

Plantapalooza 2013

first_imgThe staff of the UGA Trial Gardens will host the 2013 “Plantapalooza” plant preview and sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Plantapalooza is one of the trial garden’s signature public open houses. However, it will be the last Plantapalooza for Trial Gardens’ founder Alan Armitage, who is retiring this summer. Hundreds of varieties of test plants will be display in the garden. Members of UGA’s Hort Club and the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be selling plants onsite as well. “Everyone at the Trial Gardens has been working hard since last fall to make sure we have great plants and a great sale, so I am really excited for everyone to come,” said Sheridan Weaver, director of marketing for the gardens. Information about the Trial Gardens, the Plantapalooza schedule and the plant sale is available at The Trial Gardens are located at 220 W. Green St., Athens, GA. There will be free parking on campus for this event.last_img read more

Snyder Homes Builds Vermont’s First NAHB-certified Green Home

first_imgSnyder Homes Builds Vermont’s First NAHB-certified Green HomeMIDDLEBURY, VT- Chris Snyder, Executive Vice President, announced that Snyder Homes is the first company to attain an NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)-certification for a Green Home in Vermont. The Snyder-built home is located at 32 Fields Road in Middlebury. An open house event is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 from noon to 3pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the builder, representatives from Efficiency VT and the NAHB verifier.In order to attain NAHB-certified Green Home status, the home must comply with the NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines. Builders must select an accredited verifier to inspect the home and confirm that the home has been built with sustainable resources, energy and water efficiency; maintains indoor environmental quality and has a low impact on the surrounding environment.Homes are assessed in seven areas: lot design, preparation and development; resource efficiency; water efficiency, indoor environmental quality; operation, maintenance and homeowner education; and global impact.Specifically, some of the guidelines that must be met include installation of heating and water heating equipment in an isolated mechanical room or closet with outdoor source of combustion and air ventilation; installation of direct-vent, sealed-combustion gas fireplace; venting the kitchen range exhaust to the outside; installation of humidistat to control entire-house humidification system; collection and usage of rainwater, as permitted by local code; implementation of innovative wastewater technology; installation of ENERGY STAR water-conservation dishwasher and washing machine.”We are pleased to receive this certification and aim to build additional Green Homes in Vermont in the future, with the environment and energy-efficiency being priority to our company and clients,” said Snyder.For more information about Snyder Homes, please visit is external) or call 802.879.6726.Snyder Homes continues to build Energy Star rated, quality and well-designed homes, located in convenient and desirable neighborhoods for more than 30 years. Snyder Homes’ overall goal is to improve the quality of life for customers by creating and building desirable neighborhoods with homes of exceptional value.NAHB is a trade association that promotes the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry and the public at large. For more information about NAHB, please visit:;(link is external) for information about the Green Home Certification Program, please visit: is external).###last_img read more

Colombia requests help from Honduras in stolen aircraft case

first_imgBy Dialogo June 12, 2012 BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombian authorities requested help June 11 from Honduras to track and locate a small aircraft stolen from an airport in the department of Antioquia. Commandos irrupted at the Los Cedros airport in Carepa, Antioquia, northwestern Colombia, during the evening of June 10 and stole the plane, which was seized by the Colombian air force (FAC) in 2011 as it made an illegal flight between Honduras and Colombia. After a gunfight with police, the commandos managed to take off to an unknown destination. Thanks to alert and detection systems, the FAC tracked down the path of the plane until it entered Honduran air space. [ (Colombia), 12/06/2012; (Colombia), 11/06/2012]last_img read more

More investment in Liverpool Marina

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