Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Freeport man has admitted to breeding and training pit bulls for illegal dog fighting after a garage fire at his home killed 13 dogs seven months ago.Anthony Reddick pleaded guilty Monday at Nassau County court to animal fighting and possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.Prosecutors said the 53-year-old man fled the Hillside Avenue home he rented after Freeport village firefighters and police officers found the dead dogs and dog fighting paraphernalia while responding to the fire on Feb. 28.Authorities executed a search warrant executed at the home along with Town of Hempstead Animal Control officials the following day and found another pit bull, named KK, that had face scarring consistent with dog fighting, prosecutors said.Dog breeding and dog fight training paraphernalia that was found included treadmills with dog tethers, break-sticks with bite marks on them, dog fighting documentation and apparatus for restraining a female dog for breeding purposes, among other items.Reddick was later apprehended in Hempstead.The dogs that burned to death in the fire ranged in age from about 2 ½ months to 5 years old.As a part of the plea deal, Reddick also forfeited to authorities three pit bulls that were found alive at the scene.He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 22.
PICTURE: The casket carrying Abel Dhaira’s remains from Iceland arrived on Sunday morning at Entebbe International Airport. PHOTO BY FUFAThe remains of former Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira arrived in Uganda early Sunday. Dhaira died last week in Iceland, where he was under cancer treatment.Abel, son of Cranes goalkeeping great Bright Dhaira, will be buried on Wednesday in Jinja.Family members led by Dhaira (Abel’s father), FUFA Officials, vice-president Justus Mugisha and Sam Lwere, friends and Government officials represented by Commissioner of Sports Omara Apita were at the airport to comfort the family.Dhaira was a player for Icelandic club IBV. Burial arrangementsSunday 3rd April, 2016:3.55 am: Arrival of the casket at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda5 am: Casket handed over to Kampala Funeral Directors, taken to Mulago Hospital Tuesday 5th April, 20169 am; Church service at All Saints Church, WalukubaMidday: Body taken to BAT Sports grounds Walukuba for public viewing2pm; Body taken to the Busoga Lukiiko in Bugembe4pm; Body driven to Buyaga, Kigandalo in Mayuge district for night vigil Wednesday 6th April, 201610am; Burial ceremony commences2pm; BurialShare on: WhatsApp 1pm; Public viewing at Nakivubo stadium4pm; Departure of the casket to Jinja7pm; Arrival of casket at Abel Dhaira’s home in Walukuba10pm; Body taken to the home of Abel Dhaira’s father for Night vigil in Walukuba Monday 4th April, 2016:10am; Church service at All Saints Church, Nakasero
Potential England women stars of the future will have the opportunity to cut their competitive teeth against WPGA pros in an exciting new development. The WPGA is opening up entry to its popular One Day Series to U16 and U18 girls from England Golf’s regional squads to give them the chance to develop their skills in a tournament arena. PGA chief executive Sandy Jones hopes the decision to allow England Golf’s talented teenagers to compete will reap rewards in the future. “I am delighted that England Golf and the WPGA are working together in this way to produce the next generation of outstanding players,” he said. “The PGA has a number of very good players so this is a fantastic chance for these girls to test themselves in a competitive environment against experienced professionals. “The standard of coaching they receive continues to grow year by year, and hopefully this initiative can prove a stepping stone in their playing careers and help them realise their potential and perhaps ambitions of following in the footsteps of golfers like Charley Hull and Melissa Reid.” Members of England Golf’s regional squads will be able to take on experienced players such as three-time WPGA Professional Champion and former tour player Tracy Loveys (pictured © Getty Images), as well as current One Day Series champion Jo Oliver and past winner Fern Grimshaw. The series of seven day events will run from May to August and includes several high profile venues including Dunham Forest, which hosts the first event on May 8. Harry Vardon’s Midland gem, Little Aston hosts the next on May 19 with the remainder at Chestfield (May 30), Kedleston Park (June 23), South Herts (July 23), Salisbury & South Wilts (July 28) and Forest Pines (August 13). Entry will be for up to 10 players per event with a maximum handicap requirement of four. Rebecca Wood, the England Golf performance manager for women’s golf, commented: “England Golf is extremely grateful that the WPGA have opened up spaces in each of the events for the aspiring players at regional under 16 and 18 level. “Not only will the girls get competitive experience on superb golf courses but they will be teeing it up next to experienced professionals. It is a unique chance for them to rub shoulders with female professional golfers and witness first-hand how they manage themselves on the course and make decisions. “It will foster the development of role models which is very important for young female athletes, finding out about the professionals’ individual journeys in golf and the different career paths that are available in the game. “Without doubt the inclusion of the WPGA One Day Series is adding huge value to the newly structured girls’ regional programme at England Golf which is now providing 20 days of coaching plus additional strength and conditioning support. “The performance department is excited to see the impact this will make on women’s golf in England over the next few years.” 10 Mar 2014 New WPGA challenge for England girl golfers
A man involved in an accident on a quad bike has died in hospital.The man, who was in his 40s, was involved in an accident near Mountcharles last night around 7pm.The man came off the quad and sustained serious head injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital where he was being treated.He was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin but sadly passed away earlier as a result of his injuries.A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is being carried out. The man’s identity has not been released until all family members have been made aware of his death.Man dies following quad accident was last modified: June 18th, 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) Tags:accidentdeathdonegalMOUNTCHARLESquad
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Older homes often lack bathroom exhaust fans. In the old days, if the bathroom was smelly or steamy, you were supposed to open a window to air it out.This isn’t a very logical ventilation method, especially when temperatures are below zero, or when the weather is 90°F and humid. Yet this time-honored method of bathroom ventilation is still enshrined in our building codes. According to the 2009 International Residential Code (sections R303.3 and M1507.3), a bathroom with an operable window does not need to have a bath exhaust fan.In spite of the code’s archaic loophole, builders should install an exhaust fan in every bathroom or toilet room — even when the bathroom has a window.A bath exhaust fan can perform several functions:Designing an exhaust-only ventilation system is a topic unto itself, and is beyond the scope of this article. For more information on exhaust-only ventilation systems, see Designing a Good Ventilation System.When the bathroom door is closed and the fan is operating, where is the makeup air coming from?If the bathroom has an exterior wall, some of the makeup air is coming from the exterior — for example, through leaks around the window or baseboard.Some of the makeup air is probably coming into the bathroom from other rooms in the house, via the crack between the bottom of the door and the flooring. Of course, if the bathroom fan is exhausting 50 cfm, then 50 cfm must be simultaneously entering the building. If some of the makeup air is entering the bathroom through the crack under the bathroom door, an equivalent volume of exterior air must be entering other rooms of the house through a variety of random cracks in the home’s envelope.Unfortunately, many exhaust fans pull some of their makeup air through a…
Last season was the first since 1963-64 — and only the fourth in league history — where there were no in-season changes. The league was much smaller back then as well, with only nine coaches having to keep their bosses happy.It’s a 30-team league now, and a year ago at this time 10 of those clubs had a new coach.“From top to bottom, we have a very high quality level of coaching,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, the president of the National Basketball Coaches Association. “This is as stable as our profession has been in decades. Contracts are strong, the league is constructed in a way now where coaching is extremely important and ownership understands the importance of the coaching process.”There hasn’t been a coaching hire since Jeff Hornacek was formally announced by the New York Knicks on June 2, 2016 — which might not sound that long ago, but in a field without any real job security that’s an eternity. So when coaches gathered last week for their annual preseason meeting, they celebrated the fact that there were no new faces in the room.“We’ve talked about the importance of supporting one another — and at the same time, the need to try to beat each others’ brains in,” Carlisle said. “It’s a conflicting sort of concept from afar, but internally we are the only ones that know all the challenges that head coaches in the NBA face. 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Coaches will all be grabbing their whistles in the next few days, starting with Golden State’s Steve Kerr and Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau on Saturday when the Warriors and Timberwolves open training camp — those teams can start early because they’re going to China in the preseason.The other 28 teams start practice on Tuesday.“In team-building and pro sports, a lot of times the methodical long game is what’s necessary,” said Spoelstra, the second-longest-tenured coach in the league behind San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. “But you’re seeing less and less of that. That’s why last year was such a pleasant surprise. I think it really was a celebration of stability and an acknowledgment of how complex this position can be.” Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats That is, except the coaches’ offices.Here’s a first for the NBA: Every coach is back. From the start of last season to the start of this season — barring something happening in training camps, anyway — not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think what people are seeing is what this league needs, what these players need more than anything, is stability and a consistent message,” said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who’s going into his 10th season. “Otherwise we’re just losing ground if you have to start all over every year. That’s a tough way to win in this business. That’s a tough way to build any sort of culture or consistency.”No one is starting over in the next few days, at least in the sense that a new staff is taking over a team. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Read Next FILE – Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Dallas. From the start of last season to the start of this season, not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)MIAMI — Dozens of NBA players found new homes this offseason. A few front offices dealt with hirings and firings. There’s a new arena in Detroit and an ownership change looms in Houston. The league’s logo was even tweaked.Change was everywhere.ADVERTISEMENT
On November 21, steeplechase athlete Sudha Singh was among the most recognised sportspersons in the country.Her face, beaming after receiving an Asian Games gold medal at Guangzhou in China, was splashed on the front pages of just about every newspaper in the country.She was on every news channel, and later that week, news magazines gushed about how India’s small towns had given rise to one more sporting hero.But less than a month later, on December 18, Singh has had to face the humiliation of being offered a cash reward in exchange for her silence after the Uttar Pradesh sports minister Ayodhya Prashad Pal failed to recognise her at a women’s cross country race his own office had invited her for.”Sudha Singh, who? I don’t know anyone by this name,” Pal said after being told that Singh – who, by the cruelest of ironies, was the chief guest for the event – had arrived at the Charbagh Stadium in Lucknow. It was not just the minister; even the race organisers did not recognise her when she reached the stadium at 6 am, braving the winter chill as the race was to be flagged off at 7 am. Later in the day, in an apparent attempt to pacify the sporting hero, a district sports official offered her a cash reward ” for her achievement at the Asian Games”. ” I reached the venue at around 6 am,” Singh said from the K. D. Singh Babu Stadium where she walked off in a huff after being humiliated at the cross- country race. ” Being an athlete myself, I know what goes through a participant’s mind in this chilly weather if the event is delayed.advertisementBut the minister came an hour later.By this time, the authorities had not only ignored me, they did not even allow me to stand close to the race’s starting point.” An infuriated Singh tried to meet Pal when he arrived and other senior sports officials, but was not allowed to even get close to them. ” That’s why I left the venue even before it was flagged off by the minister,” she said.After the local media got to know of this and highlighted the story, Singh says she received a call from an officer from the district sports authority who tried to pacify her. ” The officer did not tell me his name, but offered a cash reward from the state government for my gold medal at the Asian Games,” Singh told MAIL TODAY. ” He apologised for the incident saying that the minister was not aware that I was a guest. He also said the minister was in a hurry as he had to attend the funeral of a relative.” Singh said she was extremely upset at the treatment meted out to her after she brought sporting glory to India. ” It is a shame that those bringing laurels to the country and the state are not recognised by their own people,” she added.She said she was so disturbed by the incident that she refused to take part in another programme where some Bollywood celebrities were supposed to perform and left for Rae Bareli, her home town ( though, as a Railway employee, she is posted at Mumbai).”Cricket is the only religion in India,” she later said. “We athletes do not get much importance or recognition despite the fact that we bring more laurels for the country in international events than cricketers.” The race organiser denied that it was they who had humiliated her at the race. They said the athlete was probably annoyed because of the behaviour of the government staff.”We provided her a Mumbai-Lucknow air ticket so that she could come for the event,” said Sudha Vajpayee, a member of the organising committee. ” She felt hurt because of the behaviour of the government staff there, not because of us.” The Sudha Singh incident is not an isolated one. In September this year, soon after wrestler Sushil Kumar won the world championship, Union sports minister M. S. Gill failed to recognise his coach Satpal, himself a 1982 Asian Games gold medallist.After the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, Gill had failed to recognise P. Gopichand, the coach of World No 2 badminton player Saina Nehwal and himself an All- England champion. ” Who are you,” Gill asked Gopichand when he and Saina had gone to meet the minister.P. T. Usha’s ordealLegendary athlete P. T. Usha broke down after she was shabbily treated at the national athletics meet in Bhopal in 2009.The sprint queen first had to wait at the airport for almost four hours before some officials from the Sports Authority of India ( SAI) arrived.advertisementThe officials did not provide her a room in a city hotel and had instead arranged her stay at the SAI hostel. She found the accommodation sub- standard.