Jamestown Woman Arrested For Allegedly Allowing Youngsters To Fight In The Street

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) WNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown woman was arrested after allegedly allowing two juveniles to fight in the middle of a city street on Tuesday night.Jamestown Police say officers responded to the area of Newland Avenue and Myrtle Streets just before 11:30 p.m. for a reported fight.When they arrived on scene, police say they witnessed two juveniles in the middle of the street attempting to fight others and being disorderly.Police say this was the third time responding to the area for similar issues where 33-year-old Nichole Verrett allegedly let her children run wild. Officers say Verrett was arrested and her kids turned over to another party.Verrett is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.last_img read more

Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton to Lead Freaky Friday

first_img‘Freaky Friday’ We’re freaking out in the best possible way right now! Broadway favorites Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton are set to star as mom and daughter in the world premiere production of Freaky Friday at Virginia’s Signature Theatre. Directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, the previously reported Disney musical will run from October 4 through November 13 in Signature’s MAX Theatre. Further casting and creative team members will be announced later.Based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films, the tuner will feature a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. Set in the present day, the show follows Katherine (Blickenstaff) and Ellie Blake (Hunton), an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding.Blickenstaff comes directly from the Broadway company of Something Rotten! where she originated the role of Bea. Other Broadway credits include [title of show], The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid and The Full Monty.Hunton’s credits include the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, as well as the off-Broadway production of Rent; she appeared as Elphaba in the first National Tour of Wicked and Natalie in the first National Tour of Next to Normal.The title was developed by Disney expressly for theatrical licensing via Music Theatre International so at present there are no plans for it to end up on the Great White Way. View Commentslast_img read more

Cops: Pair Forged Lease, Lived in Uniondale Home Illegally

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man and a woman were charged with burglary Friday after it was discovered that they allegedly forged lease documents and lived in a vacant Uniondale house illegally, Nassau County police said.The discovery came when the 53-year-old owner of the vacant Barry Place home arrived and found the pair—Dwayne Williams of Hempstead and Pamela Council of North Carolina, both 40 years old—living there, police said.Investigators discovered that the pair had allegedly forged the lease documents and moved into the house without the owner’s permission, police said. Police also noted that a lock box was removed from the front door and the locks were changed.They were arrested just before 10 a.m., police said.Both Williams and Council were charged with burglary. Williams was also charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument. Council is also facing forgery charges.The pair will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

7 ways to create a solution-oriented work environment

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Not every problem in an organization makes it all the way to the CEO’s ears. That’s why it is important as a leader to set the expectation that all employees are problem solvers. If someone sees an issue and has an idea to fix it, they should feel comfortable sharing it. Letting problems fester can create negative undercurrents among employees and potentially impact the customer experience.Leadership guru and award-winning author David Dye identifies two reasons why employees don’t offer up solutions more often: no one asked directly, and employees don’t think anything happens afterward.To address these sentiments, Dye offers seven ways leaders can respond to employees’ suggestions and encourage more solutions:Say “thank you.” Acknowledging an employee’s contribution and effort makes them feel valued.last_img read more

Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children Into Mexico

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – The transfer was contrary to both U.S. policy and an outstanding diplomatic agreement with Mexico, which do not allow children from other countries who are traveling without adult guardians to be expelled into Mexico. But it is now becoming clear that a number of children have been improperly expelled after the Trump administration shut down the border to most asylum applicants because of the coronavirus pandemic.Since The New York Times reported last week on an internal email that warned border authorities about the improper transfers, Ms. Acuña, who asked that her sister be identified by her first name to avoid immigration repercussions, is one of several Central Americans who have come forward saying they were anxious and confused after their children and young relatives were sent without any adult to accompany them into a country that is not their own. Lawyers from KIND, an immigrant advocacy organization, said that they knew of several Central American children who were expelled into Mexico and that some of them were still in custody there. And the Young Center, another such group, confirmed it had appealed to American authorities in two additional cases — two Salvadoran girls, ages 11 and 15, who were expelled into Mexico and eventually allowed into the United States after legal interventions.“We shouldn’t be encountering these kids at all,” said Jennifer Nagda, policy director for the group. “We have no idea how many cases there are because we’re getting them through word of mouth.”Some parents have had to wait days or weeks to find out that their children had been sent without their knowledge to Mexico.Lenis Manzanarez Suazo, a Honduran who has also been waiting in Matamoros for the American border to reopen, said she watched as American immigration authorities walked her 7-year-old daughter, Samantha Manzanarez, into the United States on Sept. 23. She waited for news, assuming that the girl would be reunited with relatives in Florida. Just weeks after Esther crossed into the United States, a Honduran woman named Paola walked with her 5-year-old son Nahum to the edge of the international bridge that leads into the United States. (She also asked that she and her son be identified by their first names for fear of retaliation from American immigration authorities.)The two had been living for months in a shelter in Matamoros, Mexico, waiting for the border to reopen so they could pursue American asylum petitions. But Paola said she had reached her wit’s end about the conditions they had been living in, and the fact that her son had not been to school in more than a year. She decided to send Nahum to the United States, hoping American authorities would allow him to join his grandfather and uncles in Los Angeles.She said she walked the boy to the bridge on Sept. 5 and watched U.S. immigration officials usher him into the American port of entry. Scared that something might go wrong, she said, she stood on the bridge waiting for news. But after about five hours, she was dismayed to see a Mexican government van drive past her with Nahum inside. Eva Acuña spoke with her teenage sister Esther by phone early on the morning of Aug. 15, about an hour before Esther planned to enter the United States near the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez and ask for asylum — the end of a long journey from Esther’s home in El Salvador.Ms. Acuña, a legal permanent resident in the United States, expected to hear next from American immigration authorities about her sister’s status. But instead, about eight hours later, she received a call from the authorities in Mexico. Instead of taking her sister into custody, the U.S. Border Patrol had delivered the girl back to Mexico, where she was in a children’s shelter.- Advertisement – A U.S. Border Patrol official raised alarms about the practice in the internal email that came to light last week. Brian Hastings, chief of the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, confirmed the practice had been occurring, and said border agents had been directed to contact the Mexican consular office each time an unaccompanied child who was not Mexican was expelled.Five people have told The Times that their children or young relatives were expelled into Mexico after entering the United States, in violation of the agreement between the two countries.center_img Mexican officials declined to provide her, as well as Paola, with documentation showing that her child had been improperly expelled by the United States into Mexican custody.A.B., a 17-year-old from El Salvador who asked to be identified by his initials because he did not want to face retaliation in his pending asylum case, said he crossed the border near El Paso on July 14 but was expelled back to Mexico and held in a shelter there for two weeks.The American officer who processed his case, he said, told him that if he had tried to cross the border before the pandemic, he would have had more success. “We’re sending you back to Mexico,” he said the official told him. “Maybe next time.”Ms. Acuña’s sister Esther, who is 15, was transferred to a second shelter after being sent back to Mexico, then a third. She was eventually allowed into the United States after American lawyers, working in concert with the Salvadoran consulate, successfully argued that the expulsion had violated both U.S. policy and the diplomatic agreement.She arrived at a U.S.-operated children’s shelter in Arizona on Oct. 23, about two months after she had been sent back to Mexico.Eventually, Ms. Acuña said, the family hopes she can be released to family members in Houston. But when that will be, no one knows. “We waited for a call from a family member or something for three, four days,” Ms. Manzanarez Suazo said. “I was nervous. A week passed and still nothing.”Finally, about eight days later, Ms. Manzanarez Suazo sought help from an immigrant advocacy organization called Every Last One that contacted the Mexican child welfare agency on a hunch that Samantha had been expelled. The hunch was correct. Samantha was in one of the agency’s shelters. Working with American lawyers, Paola contacted Mexico’s child welfare agency and learned that her son had been sent back into its custody. She pleaded to see him, but three days went by before she was allowed to pick him up.Shipping young people back and forth between foreign governments is a sensitive matter, in part because of the bureaucratic red tape that can lead to delays in their release, even in cases like Paola’s, when the child’s parent is waiting in the same country.It is unclear how many non-Mexican children have been expelled into Mexico, because both the American and Mexican governments have declined to provide data on the number of cases. U.S. government officials have cited a legal challenge against some of the expulsions that have occurred under the pandemic to explain why they cannot elaborate further. In a tweet on Friday, a spokesman for the Mexican secretary of foreign affairs said that “at the moment” it had no record of minors entering Mexico without accompanying relatives.“The Mexican government, along with civil society and multilateral organizations, will continue with due investigations,” the statement said. In some cases, including Esther’s, there were no other family members in Mexico to aid the children. – Advertisement –last_img read more

World Cup of Darts 2020: Wales tipped to add to their first title after weekend glory | Darts News

first_img Players Championship FinalsNovember 27-29 – Advertisement – Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton lift the World Cup after starring for Wales in Austria
Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton lift the World Cup after starring for Wales in Austria

RokOtok project: Swim to survive

first_imgRokOtok is conceived as a memory of the father and son spending time together and their numerous joint adventures and games that were interrupted by Rok’s premature departure. One of the planned adventures was a tour of all 50 inhabited Croatian islands in search of the most beautiful beach with collecting points as they looked at the night sky and looked for the lights of airplanes and satellites, or best of all – shooting stars. The fish was accompanied on the trip – the first of the projects planned for now – by numerous unknown and well-known swimmers, amateurs and professionals: water polo player Miho Bošković, swimmers Dina Levačić, Antonija Buličić and Toni Pavičić Donkić…, only some of them, and except one large tuna, Pisces is a society in the sea and a few Adriatic bottlenose dolphins. photo: РокОток FB The fish fulfilled one wish, but also the promise of Roko on July 30, when he swam in the morning from Drvenik Veli to the bay of Ljubljeva on Ciovo, the 17th island station on his more than 100-kilometer-long swimming adventure that lasted 24 days. feel free to say night…, because when he swam one of the sections, instead of resting, he hung out with kids and their parents at educational workshops, and then, between massaging a sore shoulder and hanging out with local RokOtočani, he would sit at a computer and post on social networks, sent reports to numerous media who could hardly wait for any new news and communicated with the RokOtočani associates who remained in Zagreb. On the islands, a total of more than 2.000 children met Pisces in a protected area and would swim with him to the shore, where they then talked about adventures, travel, ecology, Croatia, islands…, after which they would look for hidden treasure and walk around the island, getting to know with its cultural and historical heritage. From the very beginning, the project was extremely well covered by the media from the very beginning – while it still existed only as a semi-elaborated idea in Riba’s head: on average, there were about 15 publications on portals, 3-4 articles in the press, and neither radio nor TV. the stations were not immune to “the most beautiful Croatian summer story”. Numerous individuals who got involved in the project in various ways were an integral part of the emotion-filled story: Red Cross rescuers offered their services, employees of police administrations and port authorities, employees of tourist boards and offices, local Rok Islanders who helped about the organization of socializing on the beaches, accommodation, food and drink and donations. RokOtok was helped by numerous sponsors: Sport Vision, Croatian National Tourist Board, Raiffeisen Bank, Rio Mare, Adriatic osiguranje, Crodux, Offertissima, Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, Breyer Polyclinic, Infinum, Baby Center, Tele2, Božičević Editions, Yes I Do, Hangar 18, Croatia Mensa, FoodApp The swimming sections were on average 6.000 meters long, and the two most demanding from Mljet to Korčula and Hvar to Vis and over 17 kilometers – we should not forget that the sea is not always calm and warm as it is in swimming pools… “Stop telling me fairy tales before bed, I want to hear all about the most beautiful beaches” – is the sentence with which the boy Rok gave the idea to his dad, geography professor Domagoj Jakopović for the project #RokOtok and a book of the same name. After this summer, the rest of Croatia knows about Domagoj, who may not have met him as RibaFish, editor, journalist, blogger, and more recently as a writer. photo: РокОток FB And it wasn’t just because summer is pickle season! Riba’s story and his laudable goal – to encourage children and parents to socialize more – touched the painful place of anyone who is aware of (in) quality spending time with their loved ones, especially children. An hour for children without any electronics success is equal to surviving a month on a desert island. We must certainly not forget Riba’s closest team that accompanied him on the ship and took turns as needed: Rokotok member Kasandra Draganić – “cat for all”, doctors Marija and Ana Štanjel, and Ena Kurtić, skippers Lovro Urod and Dominik Perković, rescuers Ivan Jurić, Todor Jurjević and Nikola Stračárova, cameraman Igor Bogdanović. The background invisible operational support was more or less successfully performed by other members of the Rokotok association from Zagreb: it was necessary to collect gifts and books and send them to the islands, prepare contracts and press clippings, maintain the website www.rokotok….last_img read more

Trump succeeding in  making America great

first_imgThe 30,000 emails Mrs. Clinton erased were not about her yoga classes or her mother’s funeral. They were about money she was taking for the fake Clinton Foundation. You know from people all over the world who thought they could buy favors from her when she became president. That’s someone who enriched themselves at the expense of the American people. Donald Trump is a billionaire; he’s donating his salary he gets as president. He could make a lot more money not being president. As far as not being qualified, Obama set the bar as the least qualified person to ever be president. He started the war on cops, attempted to destroy the greatest healthcare system in the world, added as much to the national debt as all the presidents before him, made race relations the worst they have been in 50 years. And the things he considers great accomplishments of his, he had to lie to get them done. For example, Obamacare, the Iranian agreement and don’t forget how he lied about Benghazi to protect his reelection.Cynthia, our economy is growing, unemployment is down, we have re-established ourselves as the world’s lone superpower as opposed to “leading from behind.” What a joke. Face it, Trump is making America great again.Dave EdwardsHalfmoon Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re May 30 letter, “Trump supporters must be voted out”: Ms. Cynthia Swanson’s claims are false and very hypocritical.There is no evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia. None. The only candidate who colluded with Russia in the last election was Mrs. Clinton. The fake dossier she paid for was written with Russian help.center_img More from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Hubei lifts restrictions as China reports no new virus cases

first_imgSchools remain closed, however.There have been more than 81,200 cases of COVID-19 in China and 3,281 deaths from the virus.New cases have slowed dramatically over the last month.But as nations globally struggle to contain the pandemic, surging numbers of imported cases in China are fuelling anxiety about a possible second wave of infections just as the country seems to be bringing its outbreak under control.Many cities have brought in tough rules to quarantine arrivals, and all Beijing-bound international flights are being diverted to other urban centres where passengers are screened for the virus.Topics : China lifted tough restrictions on the province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday after a months-long lockdown as the country reported no new domestic cases.But there were another 47 imported infections from overseas, the National Health Commission said, as the number of cases brought into the country continued to swell.In total, 474 imported infections have been diagnosed in China — mostly Chinese nationals returning home according to the foreign ministry. Four more people died, health officials said Wednesday, three in central Hubei province where the virus first emerged late last year.China announced Tuesday that the lockdown would be lifted on more than 50 million people in Hubei, with residents now allowed to leave if healthy, with some airports and train stations opening.The city of Wuhan — the initial epicentre of the outbreak — will allow residents to leave from April 8.Hubei ordered the shutdown in January but had been gradually easing rules and permitting people to move about within the province and return to work over recent days.last_img read more