During Shooting Investigation Police Search Houses, Find Drugs, Cash, Guns

first_imgImage by Jamestown Police.JAMESTOWN – Several people are facing charges following a search of Thursday’s shooting scene on Jefferson Street and then subsequent raid of another house in Jamestown.Jamestown Police first responded to 707 Jefferson St. to investigate a shooting incident that occurred.During the course of the investigation a search warrant was obtained for the residence. As a result of executing the search warrant, detectives located four unlawfully possessed handguns inside the home along with over 200 rounds of ammunition, approximately 12 pounds of marihuana, 1.2 ounces of cocaine and around $4,000 cash.Anthony Burris, 29, was taken into custody at the scene charged with four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first degree criminal possession of marijuana. ANTHONY BURRISAs the investigation continued throughout the day, police say detectives from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force worked collaboratively to gather information on a house at 438 Buffalo St. where it was suspected that individuals involved in the shooting from earlier in the day were currently hiding out.At around 10:30 p.m. two subjects who fit the description of individuals from the shooting exited the residence. Detectives approached them and attempted to speak with them. The two males fled from the police on foot and a foot pursuit ensued. ANDRE JONES The three are charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.Police say the investigation into the Jefferson Street shooting is continuing and further charges are possible. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 716-483-7536 or on the TIPS Line at 716-483-8477. MELISSA KESTLER EDDIE MELENDEZ TORRIE JONES Share: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) MIKIAL MOORE As they ran, detectives could see the pair allegedly discarding items off of their persons. Both of the subjects were taken into custody within a block of where the foot pursuit began with the assistance of the Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 “Promber”. They were identified to be Torrie Jones, 21, and Mikial Moore, 26, both of Buffalo.Detectives allegedly located two handguns, marijuana and crack cocaine, all that were discarded by the individuals who ran. Jones and Moore were arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental administration and false personation.A search warrant was then obtained for 438 Buffalo St where members of the Drug Task Force located approximately 7 grams of crack cocaine in several separate packages as well as 4.7 grams of fentanyl.Andre Jones, 18, Eddie Melendez, 47, and Melissa Kestler, 39, were all taken into custody.last_img read more

B’way Theaters Will Dim Marquees for the Late Geoffrey Holder

first_img View Comments “No one who saw The Wiz will ever forget the memorable experience, in large part thanks to the direction and design brought to the Broadway stage by Geoffrey Holder,” Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said in a statement. “An incredibly talented artist seen in many mediums, his visual creativity and influence was unforgettable.” Holder made his Great White Way debut in House of Flowers, for which he also choreographed a dance piece. He would go on to reprise the role of Baron Samedi, a Haitian Voodoo spirit whom he portrayed in the show, in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die. In 1975, following various stage and screen appearances, he made his directorial debut with The Wiz, taking home Tonys for his direction and for his costume design. He also directed, choreographed and costume designed 1978’s Timbuktu!.center_img Broadway theaters will pay tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder as they dim their lights on October 10. Marquees will go dark for one minute at 7:45 PM. The Tony-winning director and costume designer died on October 5 at the age of 84.last_img read more

Bay Shore House Fire Leaves Man Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 62-year-old man died in a Bay Shore house fire on Thursday evening, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to the fire on Grant Avenue in a home that housed multiple families at 10:21 p.m., police said. Brentwood Fire Department firefighters extinguished the flames.Numerous adults and children escaped but Curley Tutt, who lived in a basement apartment, was killed, police said.Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives believe the fire may have originated in the basement and a preliminary probe has determined the cause of the fire does not appear to be criminal in nature, but the investigation is continuing.last_img

Iva Bencun: Adventure tourism can become the backbone of the domestic tourist offer

first_img“Immediately after the lockdown, a lot of local guests had the need to stay in nature and engage in physical activities that may never have happened before. In this sense, covid has had a positive impact and we hope that we have gained some new customers, because we will have to strengthen the domestic market as a base.”, Said the president of the Association of Adventure Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Iva Bencun, adding that active and adventure tourism takes place more in the off-season and in that sense good results in July and August did not mean much to some.  “In addition to resolving liquidity bridging assets for which many members have not yet received HAMAG and HBOR solutions, and applications have been pending since May, or have received automatic rejections because they are marked as a very risky activity as agencies, we hope for targeted grants for further development and promotion, as well as the reduction of tickets for national parks and nature parks for programs organized by Croatian agencies”, Says Bencun.  The corona crisis has had consequences for the adventure tourism segment, the structure of guests has changed in favor of domestic tourists, and destinations that do not depend on air traffic, such as the northern Adriatic and the continent, are significantly less affected, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Adventure Tourism Council concluded. Also, entrepreneurs in adventure tourism are convinced that this segment of the offer will become one of the basic products of domestic tourism, with the help of targeted support for further development and promotion.  Bencun points out that the new rules of conduct imposed by the crown, such as social distance and spending time outdoors, go hand in hand with adventure tourism, as well as camping or boating. He sees this as an opportunity to further develop the offer of these segments and become the backbone of domestic tourism, but he also emphasizes that this will be difficult to achieve without targeted state measures.center_img Croatia is among the world’s leading adventure destinations Data from the “Index of Adventure Tourism Development 2020” also support her thinking. World Adventure Tourism Association (ATTA), according to which Croatia took over this year first place by competitiveness among the top 5 destinations in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and 11th place among 163 countries in the category of adventure destinations in development.  ATTA: ADVENTURE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT INDEX 2020 ANNOUNCEDlast_img read more

Renovations have breathed new life into this beach house

first_img73 Seagull Avenue, Mermaid BeachTENDER love and care has breathed new life into this modernised home at Mermaid Beach.Brolin Castellino bought the property in late 2014 with a plan to renovate and then sell it. But after realising the street was much quieter than he first anticipated, Mr Castellino and partner, Erin Hill, couldn’t bring themselves to part with it. 73 Seagull Avenue, Mermaid Beach“This was meant to be a quick renovation but we fell in love with it,” Mr Castellino, who is an airline pilot, said.The architecturally designed two-storey home sits on a 405sq m block and is just metres from the beach.It had four bedrooms and a study when Mr Castellino bought it but he converted the ground floor media room into a fifth bedroom.“When we first moved in, I decided that three living areas was too much,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago73 Seagull Avenue, Mermaid Beach 73 Seagull Avenue, Mermaid BeachHe created a glass wardrobe that would act as a wall to split the bedroom and the hallway without blocking natural light.“It’s glass on both sides so it still allows light into the room,” Mr Castellino said.He also retiled, recarpeted and repainted the home, and replaced many of the fixtures that had dated.The home has an open kitchen, dining and living area, which opens onto an outdoor terrace, which has a bar and overlooks the salt water pool.center_img 73 Seagull Avenue, Mermaid Beach 73 Seagull Avenue, Mermaid Beachlast_img read more

Danica says results of new strategy show through in 2016 returns

first_imgThe pension provider, which manages DKK380bn (€51bn) of assets, said its recommended medium-risk product produced a return of 7.5% for people with 15 years to retirement.In 2015, the non-guaranteed products Danica Balance and Danica Link was between 3.1% and 10.3%, depending on the age of customers.Svennesen explained that, in the new version of the Danica Balance product, it introduced a third “mix” fund, with medium risk and markedly more investment flexibility.“It gives us better opportunities to target investments to all customers regardless of the risk profile they choose, as well as providing a much more dynamic placement of our assets, and this is a big part of the reason we have had an attractive return in 2016,” he said.He said the high level of political, as well as financial market, turbulence last year had meant portfolios had to be adjusted continually.“And given this, we are satisfied the portfolios were not particularly affected by market swings but at the same time did produce good returns,” he said.The “mix” fund was first available to customers at the beginning of last year, after Danica Pension redesigned the basis of Danica Balance, its key unguaranteed market-rate pension product to allow it it to broaden the range of possible investment instruments.The company first talked about its new investment strategy of increasing direct investments in businesses in 2014.Danica Pension said increased its alternative investments further in 2016 – investments in unlisted equities or bonds.“We are focusing on these types of investment because they have the potential for high and attractive long-term returns in relation to the risk, and we have built up the necessary skills to be able to exploit our strong market position,” Svennesen said.He said direct investments had already borne fruit in Danica Pension’s market-rate product in 2016 with a return of more than 15%.The provider said it generated a high return on bond markets despite the low level of interest rates, thanks to falling interest rates and dynamic adjustment of the bond portfolio.Customers with low risk and 15 years to retirement received an average 6.6% return in 2016.Equity markets ended the year with good, positive returns, Danica said, but added that there had been a very wide variation in returns during the course of the year.“Tactical allocation throughout the year, as well as investments in alternative assets and direct lending to well-run Nordic businesses, helped create the good return,” it said.Customers with a high-risk level in their pension product and 15 years to retirement saw average returns of 8.6% last year. Danica Pension, Denmark’s second-biggest commercial pension provider, said it started to see the results of its new investment strategy showing through in 2016 investment returns, which it described as “satisfactory and attractive”.Reporting some early 2016 return figures, Danica Pension said customers with its market-rate products typically received a return of between 5.2% and 8.8% in 2016, depending on their risk profile in the lifecycle product Danica Balance.Anders Hjælmsø Svennesen, Danica Pension’s CIO, said: “We have delivered a satisfactory and attractive return at Danica Pension in 2016.“It is pleasing we have really started to see the results of the new strategy within investment, and that it has benefited our many customers in 2016 in the form of an attractive return.” last_img read more

Windsor house sells as agent applauds ‘strongest start’ in six years

first_img Bargain suburbs where homes sell for under $500,000 Family reunion: Carol Haisman, Stefin Lawinski, Taryn-Lee Carnall, and Nicole Carnall farewell their family home of 80 years.STEFIN Lawinski’s ‘pop’ once boasted he would never put a nail in his Windsor home but that didn’t stop the hammer falling on the front steps of 20 Swan Tce on a busy day of auctions across the city on Saturday. The beautiful facade of 20 Swan Tce, Windsor.“There was a massive storm 30 or 40 years ago and the roof blew off and landed on Green Tce,” Mr Lawinski said after the auction.“Pop was sitting out here (on the balcony) and goes: ‘I’ve never put one nail in this house and I never will.’ ” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES More than a few nails would be needed to bring this 1800s Federation house up to scratch, but after 50 bids in less than 10 minutes, all eight registered bidders had shown their commitment to the challenge.“This is the strongest start to the year in six years,” Place Newmarket lead agent Ross Armstrong said of the property market more broadly. Bidders explore the house before the auction.“There’s limited stock and a lot of people are holding on to their existing property and renting it out and buying another because interest rates are low and it’s creating a bit of a shortage.”center_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WINDSOR Dianne McBain, who lives in a neighbouring suburb, was looking for just such an investment while Rachael and James Cockburn wanted to buy their first home and were happy to take on this three-bedroom house on a 405sq m block as a ‘fixer upper’.“We rented on Eildon Rd for quite a few years and we loved it, so we’re trying to get in,” Mrs Cockburn said.“We thought we’d try a different approach and go for a fixer upper.” The original condition kitchen.But the approach for both bidders in the early part of the auction was to watch and see.“There’s no point bidding until it is on the market,” Ms McBain said.The crowd of 50, including bidders, onlookers, agents and a TV crew, spilled onto the quiet inner city street before the 10am start.Auctioneer Peter Burgin accepted an opening bid of $600,000 and allowed the bidders to set the pace, despite his best efforts to encourage stronger bidding. Location, just 4km from the Brisbane CBD, was a top attraction for buyers.“I told you that wouldn’t work,” he said as two bidders inside the front yard continued small bid increases against each other when the property passed $700,000.“Is it on the market?” a bidder with a rainbow umbrella shouted from the street.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“Yes, it is,” Mr Burgin replied.Ms McBain and the Cockburns, who were standing on the street not far from each other, joined the auction soon after.Their rapid fire volley of 18 bids took the price from $723,000 to $756,000 within seconds, with Ms McBain holding on to the lead by $1000 to buy the house.“It was exciting, my legs tell me it was,” Ms McBain said.“I’m not experienced (at auctions) but we had a game plan.“It will be home in the future but it’s an investment. There’s a lot of work to do.”On the front balcony of the house that Samuel ‘pop’ Gilpin bought in 1940, his family had a lifetime of fond memories to share. The back of the house has been renovated to include a deck.“My grandfather used to breed chooks and was one of the judges at the Royal National Show, and my mother used to show the chooks too,” Mr Lawinski said.“Aunty Val who is the owner of the property is in aged care now, but used to work at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and they would walk to work and take us to Downey Park.”The property was one of 55 to go to auction across Brisbane yesterday.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Investing in Dikes Worldwide

first_imgThe Dutch research institute Deltares recently released a study highlighting the economic benefits of investments in dikes worldwide.According to Deltares, the economic benefits of building dikes to reduce flood damage far outweigh the costs at the global scale.In many parts of the world, it is even possible to reduce the economic damage from river floods in the future to below today’s levels, even when climate change, growing populations, and urbanization are taken into account, Deltares reported.This study is led by Philip Ward of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Deltares (experts Hessel Winsemius, Jaap Kwadijk and Jarl Kind), other partners in the Netherlands, UK and USA.Ward said: “It is well-known that economic damages from floods are expected to increase over the coming decades due to climate change and an increase in population and assets in flood prone areas.”“However, in this study we show that flood damages in the year 2080 can actually be reduced to below today’s level, if we effectively invest in flood protection measures,” he added.The latest research appeared in the paper ‘A global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas’ in Nature Climate Change.last_img read more

TE Connectivity Hikes Sales, Posts Q1 Loss on Tax Charge

first_imgTE Connectivity has reported net sales of $3.5 billion, with diluted EPS from continuing operations a loss of $0.11 for the fiscal first quarter, which ended December 29, 2017.The loss from continuing operations reflects a one-time charge associated with new U.S. tax regulations, while adjusted EPS were $1.40.Cash flow from continuing operating activities was $350 million and free cash flow was a $127 million.Excluding Subsea Communications (SubCom), total orders were $3.5 billion, up 11 percent organically over the first quarter of 2017, and the book-to-bill ratio was 1.06.For the fiscal year to date, the company’s SubCom business has been awarded nearly $400 million in new subsea cable programs, bringing the backlog for that business to more than $1 billion.“Sales increased 14 percent year-over-year, driven by our Transportation and Industrial Solutions segments, and orders grew double-digits across all segments,” said TE Connectivity chief executive officer Terrence Curtin. “Our operational performance and our higher guidance for the year are a testament to the strength and consistent execution of our business model.”2018 OutlookFor the fiscal second quarter of 2018, the company expects net sales of $3.55 billion to $3.65 billion, reflecting an increase of 12 percent on an actual basis and 6 percent on an organic basis year over year at the mid-point. Diluted EPS from continuing operations are expected to be $1.18 to $1.22, including net restructuring, acquisition-related and other charges of $0.15. The company expects adjusted EPS of $1.33 to $1.37 which represents a 13 percent improvement at the mid-point versus the second quarter of 2017.For the full year, the company expects net sales of $14.1 to $14.3 billion, reflecting 8 percent actual and 5 percent organic growth at the mid-point versus the prior year. Diluted EPS from continuing operations are expected to be $3.61 to $3.71, including net restructuring, acquisition-related and other charges of $0.37, and a tax-related charge of $1.42. The company expects adjusted EPS of $5.40 to $5.50, reflecting 13 percent growth at the mid-point compared to fiscal year 2017.last_img read more

Floating solar construction to start off Singapore

first_imgOne of the world’s first and largest sea water floating solar systems is set for completion later this year in Singapore. Sunseap From 10 September to 31 December, installation of a floating solar farm west of Senoko Fishery Port will take place. Posted: about 1 month ago Categories: Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the 5 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) floating solar system should generate about 6,388 MWh of renewable energy annually, once completed. The company behind the project is Sunseap Group, Southeast Asia’s leading sustainable energy provider. A finalised scale model consisting of about 50 units then underwent hydrodynamic testing in a wave tank. Tests included for corrosion, movement of waves and biofouling (growth of barnacles and algae). It could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions of about 2,600 tonnes every year, over the next 25 years and beyond. Posted: about 1 month ago Business developments & projects For the purpose of this project, a crane barge will install mooring sinkers on the seabed. After this, setup of the floating support platforms will take place, followed by fitment of the solar panels. HDB and the National University of Singapore also collaborated on testing for the system. HDB and NUS took care of the design for the Sunseap’s solar farm floater module. HDB collaborated with ISO Landscape to study, develop and test a floating solar system specifically for marine conditions. This is equivalent to powering about 1,250 4-room flats. The floater system, designed to withstand waves and ship wakes, was first used at Tengeh floating solar farm. PUB and Sembcorp start floating solar PV system construction in Singapore Announced in 2018, the company is developing one of the world’s largest offshore floating photovoltaic systems to be located north of Woodlands Waterfront Park, along the Straits of Johor.last_img read more