Homeless Man Charged With Stabbing Another in Freeport

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A homeless man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing and critically wounding another last week following a dispute in the wooded encampment in Freeport where they live, New York State police said.Ruben Ballo-Javier was charged Saturday with second-degree attempted murder.Police said the 31-year-old suspect stabbed Narcisco Cruz Vasquez, 44, five times in the chest in a homeless encampment in woodlands just north of Sunrise Highway and just west of Meadowbrook State Parkway shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he is being treated for stab wounds to the center of his chest and punctures to both lungs.Ballo-Javier was ordered held without bail and is due back in Nassau County court Tuesday.Three other homeless men have died in the same stretch of woods over the past six years, including one who was murdered by another homeless man.Troopers ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-756-3300. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

An inspiring race to the top of the Westin Hotel as a phenomenal blend of sport, business and tourism

first_imgDo you know that there are currently over 50 million runners in Europe and the number of runners is growing day by day?We are talking about amateurs, not professionals, who run marathons and half marathons, and most often they are business people who generate over 9 billion Euros of revenue each year to hotels, carriers and race organizers. The total income does not include spending on gastronomy, sports equipment, souvenirs, etc … “This is a great potential, and we are a God-given country with climate and geography and we have the opportunity to be full every weekend, especially on the Adriatic.”Points out Berislav Sokač, the organizer of the Run Croatia races, which are held throughout Croatia.The idea for organizing races throughout Croatia and the project Run Croatia, Berislava Sokač came naturally because she is an amateur runner, and she started with the decision to end her rich business career, which he spent in Oracle. The specificity of the Run Croatia project is that these are not classic races, but differ from other races through two main factors. The first is the organization of the race itself, which aims to organize races according to high European standards to which European runners are accustomed, and the second is the sale of experiences, ie the promotion of the Croatian tourist offer. “The idea from the beginning is that Run Croatia is not just running but movement. The goal is to move each location through the synergy of different industries through all the tourist aspects that the city offers. What foreign runners are looking for is an experience, an indigenous experience. When runners come to a place, they have not only come to run but want to get to know that place through all their senses. From gastronomy, history, culture, etc.… because running is not running but movement and way of life. Personally, I proactively encourage the local community to join our story as much as possible, from local restaurants to local indigenous entities. ” Berislav Sokač points out and adds that through the positive energy of running they combine gastronomy, culture, entertainment, ie the promotion of the Croatian tourist product.After a series of races throughout Croatia and connecting tourism and sports through our authentic story, Sokač is the originator and organizer of another great tourist story that combines two motives, business meetings and sports, all well packaged in a tourist story because the arrival is generated and at least one night.An inspiring race to the top of the Westin Hotel as a phenomenal blend of business, sport and tourismOn Thursday, October 12, the Zagreb hotel The Westin Zagreb will host a unique race, only for the bravest runners – “Leaders Up (stairs) Run- that is, a race up the stairs of all 17 floors, to the top of the hotel.After reaching the finish line, the participants of the race attend a conference, the aim of which is to raise awareness of the positive impact of sports, especially running on achieving top preparation and exceptional results, both in sports and in the business environment. It is evident on a daily basis that playing sports has a positive impact on achieving success in the business environment; through the development of a winning attitude, mental strength, focus on the goal and perseverance. The conference will discuss and give examples of various techniques of Excellence Training ™ and tools for adequate preparation of mind and body that lead to top sports and business results.  “Any product you create, you have to strive to develop further. In Croatia, running is still on the rise, but very soon there will be saturation in a certain number of people. He will look for something new. To keep a product alive, you need to create one that will give users added value. Thus, the idea came up in the Run Croatia team to take advantage of the positive growth trend of running in order to educate our runners and promote destinations and businesses with foreign runners, ie foreign business people who come to business meetings in Croatia. So the vision of the project is to go a step further than the current way races are organized in order to mitigate the inevitable decline in interest in the future. We intend to do this by working on synergies on an individual level among the runners themselves. To make racing much better for people to connect, communicate their experiences, learn from each other, etc. Leaders UP (Stairs) Run is just one prototype of how people connect better through sharing knowledge no matter what your professional background. ” points out Berislav Sokač from RinCroatia and organizer Leaders Up (stairs) Run races.Successful during the conference leader and entrepreneurs from diverse fields will share their experiences on the best leadership strategies. The audience and conference participants will have an additional opportunity to meet and socialize with the speakers in person and ask direct questions that interest them most.”In real life, a mechanic or gardener does not have the opportunity to sit at a table and learn from the president of a corporation, or vice versa, a CEO does not have the opportunity to learn from a gardener how he leads his life project. Everyone can learn something useful from everyone, and running is our common denominator that connects us. Our health and our knowledge is our greatest asset, but also a great contribution to the community if we jump out of the ‘closed’ circles in which we move every day without even being aware of it. That’s why we’re grateful to the speakers at Leaders UP (Stairs) Run who decided to come share their success with others, but we’re also grateful to those who decided to come learn something new. As the project develops, we will develop the story regionally so that such events can be used in the field of tourism and business. ” concludes Sokač.This unique and interesting race is certainly a motive for coming, and thus an opportunity to hold various business meetings when guests are already in Zagreb. When we talk about business collaborations and meetings, it is great if you and the other person have at least one common interest or hobby, so that the meeting and conversation take place in a casual and personalized atmosphere. Precisely because you are bound by the same tribe, motive, hobby, interest, passion … whatever name you call it. This is an opportunity where people of different professions find themselves in the same place, from managers, directors to owners of various companies, and in the old they are connected by the same story, and that is a passion for running, as well as an opportunity to reach some people you can come (see speakers). Thus, the first barrier of getting to know and testing has been broken, so in the beginning we increase the possibility of successful business cooperation or in the worst case at least you have the right opportunity to present yourself, your project and idea. Networking in the true sense of the word. Also, one should not neglect the quality content and additional income of the Westin hotel itself, as well as the positioning of the hotel towards hundreds of new future potential guests. The reputation and base of loyal guests is built over the years, step by step, and this is exactly the great story for new quality loyal guests.Of course, this is just a small part of the tourist mosaic, but it is certainly interesting as a concept, and maybe it awakens a similar idea for you to create new tourist stories. We don’t always have to look big, small events, congresses and stories that generate the arrival of 100, 300 or more participants are also important. More smaller events combined with a couple of big ones is a great combination. Of course, it is always important to know which target group we are addressing and what their motives are for coming. Accordingly, the generated experience and story and we move into action, ie telling a story.Certainly an interesting concept that reveals to us how there are various models and concepts on how to guess the right motive for coming and generate tourist spending. Be creative, different and unique.last_img read more

State revenue to contract 10% as businesses suffer, tax incentives take effect: Sri Mulyani

first_img“We expect negative growth in state revenue as the economy declines, commodity prices fall as a result of the oil price war and the government’s tax incentives for suffering businesses,” Sri Mulyani told House Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in a livestreamed meeting.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) that activates crisis protocols, such as widening the state budget deficit beyond the legal limit of 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), as the administration steps up efforts to cushion the economy in the face of a global recession caused by the pandemic.Read also: ‘File your tax returns’: Tax office intensifies efforts to collect taxes as budget burdens multiplyThe Perppu slashes corporate income tax from 25 percent to 22 percent for the years 2020 and 2021 and will be further reduced to 20 percent starting 2022. The government will provide additional rate cuts of 3 percent for public companies with at least 40 percent of their stock traded on the stock market. State revenue is expected to nosedive this year as the government rolls out tax incentives, including corporate income tax cuts, amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has triggered declines in commodity prices and business output.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Monday that the state revenue would amount to Rp 1.76 quadrillion (US$65 billion) this year, a decline of 10 percent year-on-year (yoy) compared with 2019. The figure is also lower than the 2020 state budget target of Rp 2.23 quadrillion.Tax income will fall 5.4 percent yoy, while customs and excise revenue will decline 2.2 percent due to deferred import taxes in 19 manufacturing industries. Meanwhile, nontax income will contract 26.5 percent due to lower oil and coal prices. It also exempts workers whose annual salary is below Rp 200 million from paying income tax for six months, as well as deferring import tax payments for six months for 19 manufacturing industries. It will also speed up the repayment of overpaid taxes.The government now expects state spending to reach Rp 2.61 quadrillion this year, resulting in a budget deficit of Rp 853 trillion, 5.07 percent of GDP, after the government unveiled Rp 405 trillion of additional spending to cushion the adverse impacts of the virus outbreak and to strengthen the country’s healthcare system. The deficit figure is much higher than 1.76 percent set out in the state budget.“This is an ongoing scenario because the situation is going to be rapidly developing, particularly in April and May during which the peak period is expected to occur, according to various projections,” Sri Mulyani said. “The scenario may change according to the virus development.”Jokowi has declared a public health emergency and ordered large-scale social restrictions as the pneumonia-like illness spreads rapidly. As of Monday afternoon, at least 2,400 people were infected with more than 200 fatalities, according to official data.The government now expects Indonesia’s economy to grow 2.3 percent in 2020, according to the baseline scenario, and even contract 0.4 percent in the worst-case scenario as the virus disrupts business activity.Topics :last_img read more

Rio Ferdinand loved Neal Maupay’s comments about ‘smug’ Arsenal players

first_imgAdvertisement Rio Ferdinand loved Neal Maupay’s comments about ‘smug’ Arsenal players Comment Advertisement Rio Ferdinand was pleased to hear Neal Maupay’s comments on Arsenal’s ‘smug’ players (BT Sport)Rio Ferdinand admits he welcomes Neal Maupay’s comments about Arsenal’s ‘smug’ players following the Gunners’ defeat to Brighton on Saturday.Nicolas Pepe put Mikel Arteta’s side in front in the second half but the Gunners sunk to a defeat following late goals from Lewis Dunk and Maupay.Moments after the final whistle Maupay clashed with Matteo Guendouzi, with the Arsenal midfielder grabbing the Brighton striker around the throat.Speaking after the game, Maupay accused Arsenal’s players of showing arrogance after they went a goal in front.ADVERTISEMENT‘Some Arsenal players need to learn humility some times because they been talking a lot and second half when they were 1-0 up and they got what they deserved,’ said the Brighton striker.center_img Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno confronted Neal Maupay after leaving the pitch on a stretcher (AFP via Getty Images) Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 6:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15Shares Matteo Guendouzi confronted Neal Maupay after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton (PA)And Ferdinand has said it is ‘refreshing’ to hear such honesty from Maupay.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think it was an open and honest comment from him there,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.‘I think he didn’t sound like or look like he was intentionally trying to hurt the goalkeeper at all. ‘He was looking for a little advantage, as you do throughout the 90 minutes always no matter where you are on the park.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘What tickled me was the way he spoke about the Arsenal players, being a bit smug. ‘Talking when they were up and then obviously when they [Brighton] pulled it back and won, he asking for a bit of humility. ‘And that’s a big, nice, refreshing difference to what you normally see. You normally see like a really plain, played-down kind of response in these interviews after a game. That’s just a refreshing difference.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s hotel refutes reports of being a paid-up coronavirus infirmary

first_img Loading… Spanish publication Marca claimed that the former Real Madrid star was ready to have one of his two hotels turned into hospitals to help combat the pandemic, which has infected over 160,000 people across the globe and has now killed over 6,000. The infection is in its early stages in the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s homeland of Portugal, where cases jumped by 76 up to 245 in the last day. Staff at Ronaldo’s hotel in Lisbon, however, say they know nothing of plans to transform its use on a temporary basis. “We are a hotel. We are not going to be a hospital. It is a day like everyone else, we are and will remain a hotel. We are being phoned by the press. I wish you a nice day,” a spokesperson for the institution told Dutch outlet RTL Nieuws. The Juventus attacker has not offered a comment on the situation with his hotels but is back in his homeland, away from northern Italy, which is currently one of the world’s greatest hotspots for the virus. His club-mate Daniele Rugani was one of the first high-profile cases of the virus in the world of sport and the 35-year-old was quick to send a message of support to fans amid the chaos. “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us,” Ronaldo wrote in a post on social media. “I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world. “It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. Protecting human life must come above any other interests. Read Also:Ronaldo turning his CR7 hotels into ‘hospitals’ to help stop coronavirus “I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them, my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus, like my team-mate Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to save others.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Reports that Cristiano Ronaldo’s hotel was poised to turn into a makeshift infirmary for those with coronavirus are off the mark, according to the Lisbon institution. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Most Praised Historical MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countrieslast_img read more

Drogba robbed in Ivory Coast hotel

first_imgIvory Coast captain Didier Drogba was robbed at his hotel in Abidjan while on holidays in the country last week, Star Magazine, a local weekly, reported on Wednesday.The Galatasaray forward returned to his room on the 11th floor of Hotel Ivoire to discover that somebody had removed €7,500 from his luggage, according to the report.Drogba immediately alerted the management of the five-star establishment, who in turn called the police, but their efforts were to no avail.A police officer, who refused to be mentioned, said an investigation had been opened and that they would assist the hotel security to arrest the burglar(s).This is not the first time an Ivorian professional is losing money or items to robbers while on holidays. Stuggart’s left back Boka Arthur was recently dispossessed of his valuables at the same hotel.last_img read more