Lindsay Lohan Pregnant?

first_imgLindsay Lohan in her March 2013 mug shot.Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan’s April Fools Day joke announcement that she’s pregnant didn’t go over so well given that the Merrick native is facing a 90-day sentenced of court-ordered drug rehab—again.The 26-year-old Mean Girls star posted on Twitter, “Its official. Pregnant …” The tweet sparked a flurry of speculation over whether Lohan—who’s dating City of the Sun guitarist Avi Snow—was serious or her account was hacked until she deleted the post Tuesday and followed up with, “April Fools. Where’s everyone’s sense of humor?”Some thought she was serious, offered congratulations and urged her to prepare for motherhood. Others blasted Lohan, whose rap sheet has continued to grow after several brief stints in Los Angeles jail in recent years.She was on probation for stealing a necklace when she was arrested last fall for assaulting a woman in a Manhattan nightclub the same day California authorities charged her with lying to police and reckless driving in a crash, causing a judge to revoke her probation.She pleaded no contest in March to the latest California crimes and was sentenced to 90 days in a lock-down rehab clinic to be treated for alcohol and prescription drug addiction, 30 days of community service and 18 months of psychotherapy, starting May 2.Lohan is scheduled to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman next Tuesday to promote her guest appearance on Charlie Sheen’s FX series Anger Management and her role in Scary Movie 5, which hits theaters next month. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

NY, Hempstead School Officials Meet To Plot Next Steps For Beleaguered District

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State lawmakers and education policymakers met Thursday with Hempstead School District officials to discuss how they can work together to solve the many problems facing the troubled district, participants said.State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, who called the meeting, described it as the first of many. Among the topics discussed was settling differences between state legislators who passed a bill that would enact a fiscal oversight panel and district administrators who oppose the move.“I think there is an openness about taking the bill, looking at the language, and perhaps looking at strengthening that language so that we can all collectively get to a better place,” Rosa told reporters during a news briefing after the meeting.The bill, which passed in June, currently awaits a decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has declined to say whether he will veto it or sign it into law.David Gates, president of the school district’s board of education, which opposes the bill, indicated that he’d like to see more specific language clarifying the proposed oversight panel’s veto power over the board’s financial decisions. Related Story: Hempstead School Crisis Persists While Garden City Flourishes“The school bill, it does not take out the school board, as a lot of people feared,” said State Sen. Kevin Thomas (D-Levittown), who co-sponsored the bill. “This is there to help them. My only intention is to put students first.”Assemblywoman Taylor Darling (D-Hempstead), who also co-sponsored the bill, said that she is “very confident” that the bill will help right the ship in Hempstead schools.“We are seeing a lot of missed opportunities for people, not because they’re not capable, but because we have not yet provided a consistent structure for education,” Darling said. “That is our primary goal: To make sure that our administrators are supported, our teachers are supported, our students are supported, and our parents are supported.”Regardless of what happens with the bill, participants say they hope the lines of communication remain open so they can advance academics — such as recently improving the graduation rate from 37 percent to more than 60 percent — and squash administrative infighting that has historically stymied reforms.“We talked about all of us working together, not against each other, to ensure that that work continues,” said Hempstead School District Interim Superintendent Regina Armstrong.last_img read more

Arrests made in Liverpool, Leeds after fans gather to celebrate trophy lifts

first_imgA total of 13 arrests were made in Liverpool and Leeds as thousands of fans gathered outside stadiums on Wednesday night to celebrate their clubs’ title triumphs despite warnings to stay at home.Merseyside Police introduced a 48-hour dispersal zone around Liverpool’s Anfield stadium during the club’s match against Chelsea.Nine arrests were made as large numbers congregated outside the Kop end, where Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy after a 5-3 victory. Ahead of the match in Liverpool, the club, council, police and supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly had urged people to celebrate from their homes due to ongoing concerns over the spread of coronavirus.”Although the numbers who gathered last night could have been significantly higher, it is still disappointing that people did not listen to requests from ourselves, Liverpool Football Club and Liverpool City Council not to gather in large numbers because of the risks still posed by COVID-19,” said Merseyside police assistant chief constable Natalie Perischine.Thousands of supporters also celebrated outside Anfield last month when the team’s first top-flight title in 30 years was confirmed and huge numbers gathered at the city’s Pier Head the following night, where police reported violent confrontations.”Officers made a total of nine arrests outside Anfield last night for affray, assault, people who were drunk and disorderly and drug-driving,” added Perischine. Leeds defended the club’s decision for players to parade the Championship trophy in an open-top bus at Elland Road after their 4-0 win over Charlton on Wednesday.In a repeat of scenes outside Elland Road when promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years was confirmed on Friday, thousands of supporters gathered to celebrate.Four arrests were made and a police officer suffered minor injuries.Fans were then joined by the players on the bus after their pitchside trophy presentation had concluded.”Following consultation with the SAG [Safety Advisory Group] and [Leeds City] Council, Leeds United arranged for a bus to be parked outside the East Stand reception as a contingency to assist dispersal should a crowd congregate at Elland Road, despite a month-long campaign from the club and supporter groups to encourage supporters to stay at home,” said a club spokesman.”The safety group believed that a brief appearance from the players with the Championship trophy would help to signal an end to proceedings, encouraging fans to head home safely.”In challenging circumstances fan safety has always been our priority.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 66 New Jobs through Expansion of Sterling Technologies, Inc. in Erie County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 16, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Sterling Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of rotationally molded plastic products, will expand operations at its existing facility in Erie County and create 66 new full-time jobs.“Sterling Technologies is a great example of a home grown Pennsylvania company that has experienced significant growth and success,” said Governor Wolf. “It’s a pleasure to announce that this company has decided to maintain its roots within the commonwealth through this expansion, and that it will continue contributing to Pennsylvania’s well-being by expanding its workforce and offering employees stable jobs.”To accommodate record growth, Sterling will expand operations at its 10047 Keystone Drive, Lake City facility. Sterling has committed to investing $2,001,300 in the project, including building acquisition and improvements and equipment purchases. Sterling will also create 66 new, full-time jobs over the next three years while retaining 161 existing positions. Hiring for the new employees has commenced, and based on the company’s growth projections, it will continue bringing on new employees over the next few years.“Working with the Governor’s Action Team was a seamless experience from the beginning. We were considering moving production, warehousing, and ultimately many jobs to another region, but in discussing our objectives and our goals with the GAT, we soon found that staying in Erie County was a great alternative to moving,” said Greg Cronkhite, CEO of Sterling Technologies. “They provided guidance and opportunity for us to continue to grow our business in Pennsylvania. I would highly recommend companies considering relocation to talk to the GAT prior to final decisions.”Sterling received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $132,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $46,700 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Sterling Technologies, Inc. specializes in the production of a wide range of custom rotomolded parts and components and is capable of molding very intricate parts in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and textures with graphics and special finishes. The company’s creative team provides product design, prototypying, tooling fabrication and management, product feasibility and optimization, and many finishing options for rotomolded products.In 2016, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 200,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 64 projects – creating and retaining more than 31,500 jobs.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Announces 66 New Jobs through Expansion of Sterling Technologies, Inc. in Erie Countylast_img read more

Jamaica’s Bolt and Blake win IAAF Awards

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Image via: iaaf.orgKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt was named IAAF 2011 Male World Athlete of the Year for the third time on Saturday, following his double world championship success in Daegu, and countryman Yohan Blake won the award for Best Male Performance of the Year for clocking 19.26 in the 200 metres at the Diamond League final in Brussels — the second fastest time ever over the distance behind Bolt.Bolt was previously honoured by the IAAF, the governing body of athletics, back in 2008 and 2009.He suffered an injury-hit 2010 but returned to his best in 2011 as he defended his 200m world title and then helped Jamaica to win the 4x100m relay in a world record time of 37.04 seconds.Bolt was disqualified for a false start in the 100m final won by Blake, but won his other five races over the distance with a best time of 9.76 seconds.“This season was a really trying season for me, I really had to work hard and stand up my game,” Bolt told the official IAAF website.“There were some close races this season, I really had to push myself. So this really means a whole lot to me. Because I really came out there hard this year, and all the hard work I put in paid off.”Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, Olivia Grange said, “Bolt deserved to win after a challenging but successful year in which he defended his title in the 200 metres at the World Championships before anchoring the Jamaican team to victory in the 4×100 metres in world record time.”Grange said she was “very proud of the young Jamaicans”, adding that their successes “underscored the importance of following one’s passions, hard work and believing in one’s abilities.”By Caribbean News Now contributor Sharecenter_img NewsSports Jamaica’s Bolt and Blake win IAAF Awards by: – November 16, 2011 Share 28 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Dan Dierdorf

first_imgDan Dierdorf, a native of Canton, Ohio, is retiring from broadcasting when this NFL season ends.  The 64 year old former NFL offensive tackle played 13 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Before this, he was an all-American at the University of Michigan.  During his 13 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals he was named all-pro several times.  Dan is a member of both the collegiate and pro Hall of Fames.  Since his retirement in 1984 from the Cardinals, he has been in some aspect of broadcasting.  He has worked for both ABC and CBS during this time.  He is best known for his non-intrusive style of color commentary.  Next to Dick Vitale, he is almost silent in the booth.  However, when Dan opens his mouth it is incisive and helpful to the ordinary listener.  He has worked with such known personalities as Greg Gumbel, Dick Enberg, and Al Michaels.  Like many of his colleagues, Dan wants to spend time with his kids and grandkids.  Good luck in retirement to one of the true nice guys of football.last_img read more

Pirates Fall Short Against Yellowjackets In Season Finale

first_imgIn their last regular season game of the season, the Greensburg Pirates traveled to Morristown and fell 3-1. The first 15 minutes were all in Morristown’s favor as the they found the back of the net 3 times. While Greensburg played with high intensity throughout the remainder of the game, they couldn’t recover from the 3-0 hole. The second half went much of the Pirates’ way, as they saw many of their scoring chances come in the second half. They were able to trim the lead to 3-1, when senior Nicholas Zapfe found the back of the net for the Pirates with under 15 minutes left to play. The Pirates were lead by Zapfe who had 5 shots, 4 on goal, Vincent Pavy who had 3 shots, 2 on goal, and Grayson Newhart, Collin Springmeyer and Joseph Pacilio who each had a shot on goal. Senior Mason Ponsler finished the game with 6 saves for the Pirates. Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

Donna Jean Webber

first_imgDonna Jean Webber, age 66 of Batesville, IN died peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. She was born June 6, 1952 in Oxford, Ohio. The daughter of John Junior and Elnora (nee Barrett) Webber. Donna worked at Sperry Rubber and Plastics Co in Brookville, IN for many years.Donna is survived by her brothers; Johnny (Debra) Webber, Daryle Webber, Rick (Cheryl) Webber of Batesville.Donna is preceded in death by her parents John Junior and Elnora Webber and her sister Patricia Webber.A private service will held with burial to follow at Laurel North Cemetery in Laurel, IN.Memorials may be given to The American Cancer Society.last_img read more

Midfielder given QPR squad number

first_imgRecent signing Samba Diakite has been handed QPR’s number two shirt.The defensive midfielder has been allocated the squad number vacated by Bradley Orr, who recently left Loftus Road to join Blackburn.Diakite is expected to make his Rangers debut in Saturday’s west London derby against Fulham.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Tongue in Chic: Playing dress-up provides a sense of normalcy amidst COVID-19

first_imgTo be honest, even if I did have my full wardrobe with me, I probably wouldn’t touch half of it. With nowhere to go and no one to impress, there’s simply no point. Why would I pour myself into skintight jeans just to sit at my desk for five hours straight?    One of my favorite journalists, Rachel Syme of The New Yorker, started a hashtag on Twitter: #distancebutmakeitfashion. Every weekend, people post pictures of themselves sporting their Sunday best, for no reason other than to have a reason to dress up. So on Sunday, I got up at a normal hour. I washed my face and brushed my hair. I applied makeup, then put on my favorite overalls that I brought home with me but haven’t touched once. When I packed up and went home for spring break, I mostly gathered my comfiest loungewear — big sweaters, worn-in T-shirts and ratty sweatpants. With my original Walt Disney World plans thwarted, I anticipated spending a week vegging out at home before returning to campus to resume life as normal.  I’ll probably have to go back to my apartment soon just to start cleaning up and moving out. There’s no way I’m going to start wearing structured trousers every day, but I’ll be glad to bring back some clothes that can make these wild times seem a little more normal, a little more bearable. I hope you, too, have something that gives you that sense as well.    Yet I can’t help but mourn my tiny USC apartment. My life would be indubitably worse if I were holed up there — at the very least, I would be subsisting on Bagel Bites and instant macaroni rather than home-cooked meals. But still, I miss it. I miss the wall outside my bedroom window that blots out the sunlight, the finicky gas stove that requires a match to light, the strangely sloped floor that causes my rolling chair to slide. But most of all, I miss my clothes. At this point, my apartment is just a glorified storage unit.  Kitty Guo is a senior writing about fashion. Her column, “Tongue in Chic,” typically runs every other Monday. But, as I’m sure we’re all aware by now, things did not return to normal, nor will they for quite some time. As each day brought a new wave of sweeping changes, as USC shifted to exclusively online classes and postponed an in-person graduation, as cities tightened their travel restrictions and as nonessential businesses shut down, there were fewer and fewer reasons for me to go back. So I haven’t. center_img Overall, I’m very lucky. I don’t have the virus and neither do any of my friends or family. Our secluded suburban neighborhood allows me to go for fortifying strolls whenever I want. Plus, my dad had the foresight to stock up with two big bags of King Arthur flour, so I can bake as much bread as my heart desires. As far as social distancing goes, my situation is about as good as it can get.   Before all this, getting up and getting dressed was the best part of my day. But I’m now realizing it’s not about the clothes themselves. It’s about the act of dressing up. I miss the task of perusing my closet and carefully curating an outfit based on the day’s agenda. I miss drawing on eyeliner and spritzing on perfume. I miss the feeling of having places to go and people to see.  And you know what? I felt better. More confident. More like myself, and less like a lazy oversized grub growing pale and plump in my moldy grotto.   (Tiffany Kao | Daily Trojan) In the past few weeks, my wardrobe has consisted only of the stuff I brought back with me for spring break. Sometimes I’ll put on old hoodies from high school declaring my membership in the school paper and Academic Decathlon. When I’m feeling really fancy, I might even borrow my mom’s silk pajama pants, paired with woolly socks and an oversized cardigan. last_img read more