‘Pacman’ Jones submits plea deal in Las Vegas strip club melee

first_imgLAS VEGAS – A judge has accepted terms of a plea deal calling for NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones to plead guilty to a minor charge and testify about a Las Vegas strip club triple shooting. Jones didn’t have to appear while the judge accepted a written agreement calling for the troubled Tennessee Titans cornerback to plead no contest to one charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, a gross misdemeanor. The judge scheduled Jones to appear to enter his plea Dec. 5. A Clark County prosecutor says authorities hope Jones can identify the gunman who opened fire Feb. 19 outside a strip club where Jones had been involved in an earlier brawl. Jones will be sentenced to one year of probation. Prosecutors are dropping two felony charges of coercion that could have gotten him six years each in state prison. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gifts for men

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsGrooming gift packages For the stylish man, this top-rated grooming club in Studio City offers haircuts, shaves, facials, hand and feet grooming and more. Gift packages are available. $20 and up at www.markmatthew.net 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! U.S.S. Constitution Model Kit Let your history buff enjoy assembling one of the most famous ships in U.S. military history. $69.95 on www.shopping.discovery.com Pro Poker Set This set comes with 300 top quality chips, two sets of professional grade playing cards, all housed in a sturdy personalized aluminum carrying case. $79.99 on www.buygiftsforhim.com Three-piece multi-function tool set This special set includes a 15-in-1 multi-tool pliers, an 11-function pocket knife and a lightweight machined aluminum flashlight, all in their own case. $12.99 on www.jcpenney.com Guitar Hero T-shirts These 100% cotton shirts let him show his game-rocking side to the world. $15.95-$19.95 on www.wackyplanet.com last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESS TO HOST FREE MASTERCLASS IN DIGITIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES

first_imgAre you an SME? Do you need to develop a digital media strategy? Would you like to improve your online presence?  If so, you are invited to a FREE masterclass at Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town on Thursday, 25 June 2015. This one-day masterclass will focus on the following topics: Overview of the digital economy in IrelandFive types of online businessCharacteristics of the digital consumerHow to make a digital planSetting objectives and targetsCustomer acquisition strategiesCustomer retention strategiesRole of social mediaWhat is content marketing?What about Mobile?Overview of digital marketing platforms for increasing growth and effectivenessThis is a practical masterclass which will focus on empowering participants to take control of their online marketing activities.We will outline the key steps in preparing an effective Online Marketing Plan.The primary focus is on using data to make better decisions and how to attract and retain customers.Finally we will provide an overview of the best Digital platforms available to help scale and grow your business online.The template provided during the masterclass will be comprehensive and use best practice to really allow participants embrace the opportunity that broadband and connectivity can offer in growing your business.This event is being organised by ERNACT and funded through the CREATE project (www.create-nwe.eu).  You can follow CREATE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/createNWE/ To register, please email aortizdezarate@ernact.eu or telephone 074 9168212.DONEGAL BUSINESS TO HOST FREE MASTERCLASS IN DIGITIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more

Arsenal? Liverpool? Madrid? In-demand striker Alvaro Morata unsure about future

first_img In-demand Juventus striker Alvaro Morata 1 Arsenal and Liverpool target Alvaro Morata has sparked further uncertainty over his future by admitting he is unsure about which club he wants to play for.Real Madrid have a buy-back option on the Juventus forward and are expected to activate that clause in the summer.But Juve are desperate to keep hold of the Spaniard, who played a pivotal role in last season’s run to the Champions League final and has continued to win over the club’s fans this term.Real may consider selling Morata to an English club should they opt to exercise their right to buy back the 23-year-old, with Arsenal and Liverpool both keen on making bids.Morata insists he is happy in Turin and is seeking clarity over his future to he can make concrete plans.“It’s difficult for me because I don’t have the certainty of knowing where I’ll be and it’s a strange situation,” he told AS.“I want the matter of the repurchase or not to be resolved. I’m happy [at Juve] but I want to know where I have to buy a house, so I want to know where I’m going to be.“I’m happy at Juventus but I would like all of this [speculation] to be stopped.“Back to Madrid? It’s something that exists and it’s a real possibility because it’s a contract, there are documents. I’m looking forward to this being finished.”last_img read more

Premier League quiz: Test your knowledge ahead of an exciting weekend

first_img1 Leicester City star Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Manchester United Is this the weekend Leicester City win the Premier League title?The Foxes need just three points to confirm challengers Tottenham Hotspur can’t usurp them, and they could do it in spectacular style by beating 20-time top-flight champions Manchester United.It could be a historic weekend and you can hear all the action on talkSPORT.If you need a football fix straight to your ears, you can hear Arsenal v Norwich, Swansea v Liverpool and Man United v Leicester ALL live across the Bank Holiday weekend.So, ahead of a blockbuster three days that is sure to be action-packed, we’ve created a quiz for you to test your knowledge.Give it a go below…About | Privacy | Termslast_img read more

Portugal v France: Euro 2016 final live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_imgEvery Goal, Every Game, Every DayThe final of Euro 2016 is here at last, with hosts France taking on Portugal at the Stade de France.Les Bleus overcame Germany at the semi-final stage, winning 2-0, whilst Portugal beat Wales courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Nani.The hosts are favourites to win the entire competition, and while Portugal have yet to seriously impress during the tournament, they have shown a resilience no other side have.LIVE on talkSPORT: Portugal v France at Euro 2016 – click here for live commentary from the Stade de France in Saint-Denis at 8pm (BST) on July 10, 2016.Confirmed team news:Portugal XI: Rui Patricio, Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Adrien Silva, Joao Mario, Nani, RonaldoSubstitutes: Lopes, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Andre Gomes, Rafa, Eliseu, Quaresma, Eduardo, Danilo PereiraFrance XI: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra, Matuidi, Pogba, Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet, GiroudSubstitutes: Mandanda, Jallet, Rami, Kante, Cabaye, Gignac, Martial, Schneiderlin, Mangala, Digne, Coman, Costil 1last_img read more

Choralaires to raise voices for holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHardin said two performances will be offered, and that the annual Christmas concert often fills the 400-seat theater. This year’s show will be the second to feature high school singers. Although the group often partners with other quartets, bell ringers and others, they had rarely worked with high schoolers before. “They were very popular last year, so we had them come back,” Hardin said. Sunny Hills High School Vocal Ensemble will sing at the matinee performance, while La Habra High School Chamber Singers will appear in the evening. According to President Norman Bernier, the group has about 60 members, but just 30 will perform for the Christmas concerts. WHITTIER – Whittier residents are receiving an aural Christmas card this year, courtesy of the Choralaires Barbershop Chorus. The group is putting on its annual Christmas concert today in two showings, with the help of local high school vocal groups, members of the Long Beach Chorus and the Young At Heart women’s quartet. The concert, “A Christmas Card from the Choralaires,” is themed with large versions of old-fashioned Christmas cards decorating the Whittier Center Theatre where the performances will take place. “It’s everyone’s favorite songs for Christmas that will put them in the mood, and to hear the four-part harmony is just a delight,” said Dale Hardin, who planned the show’s format. The Choralaires, founded 57 years ago, were once one of the largest barbershop choruses in the country, with more than 200 members. Now, the group is smaller but seasoned, with some members in their 30th or 40th year of participation. The group now gives two or three major concerts a year, and performs at the request of community groups. The Christmas concert, however, it one of the largest undertakings for the group. Practices began three months ago, and sets and props have been constructed for the show. “We’re ready to go,” Hardin said. “We’re going over the set up of the theater and the set up of the lighting, and we’ll be ready to go for the matinee.” Show chair Dick Stemen said the group was worried about construction already under way for renovations at the theater, but he believes that the show will go on. Bernier said the concert will also feature a raffle for a variety of items including tickets to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as musical theater tickets and access to resorts in Reno. Tickets for the event cost $15 for adults, $6 for students and children under 13. Stemen said the group, made up of volunteer singers, will use proceeds from the raffle and ticket sales to buy music for the chapter and for charity. “That money, we contribute toward the music for the high school and other schools in the area,” Stemen said. The Choralaires perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. To check ticket availability, call (562) 923-5951. airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

2 life terms for man who slew elderly couple

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMiner was arrested in August 2001 on an unrelated offense and made statements implicating himself in the deaths, authorities said. He was charged with murdering the two in January 2004, about a week before he was due to be released from Avenal State Prison in central California. The Laskys, who had been married nearly 53 years, had just returned from a vacation cruise when they were killed. Investigators said Miner, and possibly two other people, entered the couple’s home in the 7200 block of Pomelo Drive after they saw Bertha Lasky leave to go shopping. William Lasky was confronted at knifepoint as the intruders ransacked the home, and his wife was attacked when she returned home some time later. Lasky was stabbed three times in the chest and his wife’s throat was slit, authorities said. Firefighters discovered the victims dead in their master bedroom when they responded to what they believed was a residential fire. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A man who stabbed to death a West Hills couple in their 70s was sentenced today to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole. Gregory Douglas Miner, 32, was sentenced by Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Barry A. Taylor. Miner was convicted Nov. 29 of first-degree murder for the February 2001 slayings of 76-year-old World War II veteran William Lasky and his 74-year- old wife, Bertha. He also was found guilty of robbery and burglary, along with the special circumstance allegations of murder during the course of a robbery and burglary. last_img read more

Courthouse cafe thinks global

first_imgLANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Courthouse will acquire an international flavor when a $3.5 million cafeteria opens Feb. 1 with a wide-ranging menu. The menu at the LunchStop cafeteria will feature traditional fare such as hamburgers, fries, hot dogs and soup, but also more exotic-sounding selections like a Thai peanut wrap, spicy Indian curry with lemongrass and basmati rice, and a grilled eggplant, arugula and pesto sandwich. “We like to think we have a little bit of everything for everyone, salad bar, hero sandwiches. There will be traditional grilled burgers,” said Wayne Goulding Sr., CEO and president of LunchStop, the San Jose-based firm under contract to the county to operate the cafeteria. “We have an entree section where we serve a main entree every day that will have an international theme, everything you can think of.” County supervisors last week approved the contract with LunchStop, a food-service management company that operates cafeterias as franchises in 60 locations in California, Texas and Oregon. “We are pleased to finally have a cafeteria where both the employees of the courthouse as well as the public can have access to a greater variety of nutritious food,” said Anna Pembedjian, Antonovich’s justice deputy. A county staff report said the cafeteria will offer “quality meals for county staff and visitors at reasonable prices.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The firm’s other eateries in Southern California are located in the federal buildings in Laguna Niguel and San Diego, the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana, and the city of Inglewood, Goulding said. Under the agreement, LunchStop will pay the county $700 a month or 5 percent of its monthly gross receipts, whichever is greater, bringing in to the county a minimum of $8,400 per year in revenue. The agreement runs for three years with the option to renew in each of two successive years. The courthouse, named after Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, opened in October 2003 without a functioning cafeteria, so courthouse staffers, attorneys, law enforcement officers and the public had to make do with a catering wagon parked outside the courthouse doors or drive elsewhere to get lunch. The 10,000-square-foot LunchStop cafeteria with a dining capacity for more than 400 customers will serve breakfast and lunch. last_img read more

Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques

first_imgLetterkenny businesswoman Frances Spears of Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s marked a major business milestone with a wonderful festive evening on Thursday last.Customers new and old visited the two popular gift stores on Letterkenny Main Street to congratulate Frances, enjoy festive treats and browse her unique stock.Keith Stevenson and Kathleen Salmon at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances Spears at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningAlan’s Christmas WindowMourne AntiquesMourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe 2 Mary’s, Catherine Cooke-Harkin at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe Kennedy’s, Siobhan Grant and Clare McNickle at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances enjoyed welcoming everyone to the shop and offered great discounts as a show of appreciation. She made time to cut her birthday cake though, which was a beautiful bespoke design by Mel Rodriguez Cakes. Mourne Antiques began in Letterkenny back in 1992, when Frances moved her shop from Strabane to Letterkenny. Ever since, she has been sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful gems, antique items and diamond jewellery for customers.Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s will be top spots for Christmas presents this month, where you’re sure to find something with a story that a loved one will appreciate.Amelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts celebrates Irish crafts from local makers and artists, so a gift from here is one that will bring delight to a loved one and also support the creative community.Amelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts For opening hours and stock info, visit: www.facebook.com/mourneantiques and www.facebook.com/ameliasirishdesign Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques was last modified: November 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:amelia’sFrances SpearsletterkennyMourne AntiquesShop LKlast_img read more