Measure Paves Way For Montaukett Recognition

first_imgNew York State Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced last week that both houses in the New York State Legislature had passed legislation to reinstate state recognition of the Montaukett Indian Tribe. The vote passed overwhelmingly in both chambers and now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature.The tribe lost its recognition by the state in 1910 in the case of Pharaoh vs Bensen, when a judge declared the tribe to be extinct, despite the presence of several tribal representatives in his courtroom. In 1994, a state Supreme Court justice ruling on another matter called into question the “propriety” of the Pharaoh ruling.In 2017, the governor vetoed similar legislation. However, since last year, the tribe’s representatives have met with the governor’s legal team to provide additional information relating to state recognition.“Prior to 1910, the Montaukett Indians were recognized by New York State as a tribe,” said LaValle in a release. “The designation was improperly removed from them in 1910, and it’s time the Montaukett Tribe receives the appropriate recognition. I am pleased that we were able to obtain the approval of the measure from both the Senate and the Assembly.”“I’m delighted that the Senate came through in the 11th hour to vote in favor of this important measure, following the Assembly’s approval,” said Thiele in a release. “I thank Senator LaValle for his significant efforts to move this legislation forward. The Montaukett Indian Nation is alive and thriving, and I’m proud the state is finally correcting a grave injustice.”[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Lady Tarpons Fall at Home to Rio Hondo

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSA spirited 2nd-half comeback fell short for the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons basketball team last week.  They lost to Rio Hondo, 47-43, after rallying from double-digits down in the fourth quarter in the second district game for both teams.Port Isabel falls to 0-2 in district play with the loss.  Rio Hondo improves to 1-1.The Lady Tarpons fell behind 8-2 in the opening minutes of the game and trailed 17-8 at the end of a quarter of play.  They got as close as four points, 17-13, in the second period, and the Lady Bobcats’ led 21-13 at the break.Port Isabel came out with guns blazing in the second half, outscoring the visitors 11-2 to start the third quarter.  The Lady Tarpons took the lead, 24-23, on Laura Moctezuma’s free throw at 5:56 of the quarter. It was back-and-forth for the rest of the quarter and Rio Hondo took a 34-30 lead into the fourth.“The first two minutes we went on a tear,” P.I. head coach Blake Ramsey said afterwards.  “(We had an) 11-2 run to start the quarter.  “The second half we switched up (on defense) and we just pressed them, straight man-for-man.”The visiting Lady ‘Cats then seemed to take back control of the game and they took a 43-33 lead with under four minutes to play.  But the Lady Tarpons would not go down that easily.Karina Vela made two free throws.  Victoria Macias got a layup.  Alex Martinez got two on a put-back, stole the ball and made another bucket on a fast-break layup, and Port Isabel was within three, 45-42.Martinez made another steal and hit the floor after a hard foul.  She made one of two free throw attempts and P.I. trailed by two with 33 seconds to go.Port Isabel missed two free throws, Rio Hondo got two on a short jumper, and that was a final, 47-43.“We lost our head for about a minute-and-a-half (4th quarter).  We gave up an easy basket in transition and turned it over at the wrong time,” Ramsey said after the game.  “Credit to them (Rio Hondo) – they knocked down some big shots.”“They were about what I expected.  Rio Hondo is always going to be a good basketball team.  They’re well-coached.”Alex Martinez was the team’s leading scorer on the night with 21 points and made nine steals.  Karina Vela led the Lady Tarpons with 15 rebounds.The team is off the rest of this week.  Next week they will compete in the Roy Williams Holiday Tournament at West Oso (Corpus Christi) High School.  That’s a three-day tournament that starts on Monday, the 28th.  The Lady Tarpons will return to Tarpon Gym on Saturday, Jan. 2, for a district game against Raymondville.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedLady Tarpons Fight Back, Fall 44-39By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons outscored Zapata 19-12 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s district basketball game, but it was not enough to pull the game out and the Lady Hawks gained a 44-39 victory at Tarpon Gym. With…January 23, 2015In “News”Lady Tarpons fight hard, fall to Rio HondoBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons lost at Rio Hondo Monday night in the last district game of the season for both teams.  The final score was 61-51 in favor of the Lady Bobcats. It was close and competitive for most of the game. …February 9, 2018In “News”Port Isabel Tops Lady Kats, 40-35By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons basketball squad turned it on in the fourth quarter and held off Raymondville, 40-35, in a key District 32-4A match Tuesday night, January 28, at Tarpon Gym.   It was a rather low-scoring game for the first three quarters…January 30, 2020In “News”last_img read more

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UWF Softball Falls 2-0 to UT in Elimination Round at NCAA South Region Tournament

first_imgUWF Softball Falls 2-0 to UT in Elimination Round at NCAA South Region Tournament Share May 9, 2008 Box Score  MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – In a pitching dual between the Argos Jillian LaFrance and Tampa’s Deanna Henriott, hits were hard to come by, as the two teams played in an elimination game. Then, it was a home run, and a lightning scare that took the highlights of the day. The two pitchers had combined for 38 wins this season, and were on their games in the pressure situation. Through the first 4 ½ innings, only three hits from the two teams combined were recorded against the starting pitchers.In the fourth inning, West Florida’s offensive leader, Nicky VanCamp doubled to start the inning. Dawnyele Stapleton pinch ran for VanCamp. After Jillian LaFrance walked, Aimee McMillion pinch ran for LaFrance, and a wild pitch moved McMillion and Stapleton to second and third, with no one out and provide the first real scoring threat of the game. However, Henriott proceeded to strike out the side to stop the rally.Meanwhile, LaFrance was outstanding, retiring the first 10 batters in order, until giving up an infield single in the fourth inning. Then, after getting the first two batters out in the fifth inning, a single, followed by a home run, put the Argos down 2-0. Then, lightning was detected in the area, and play was halted for 52 minutes. After the fifth inning was completed, another weather delay, with more lightning and potential hail, causes a longer delay. Finally play resumed at 5:00 pm Eastern time for the game that began six hours earlier.The UT Spartans picked up two more hits in the last two innings, while West Florida batters were unable to collect anymore. Six and a half hours after the start of the game, UWF suffered their final loss of the season. Despite the loss, the Argos had an incredible 2008 season finishing with a 40-23 record. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Miller announces his retirement

first_imgBy Mick Floyd Sandown Park greyhounds chief executive officer Greg Miller announced his retirement at the club’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, 22…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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St Pat’s shave, to be sure!

first_imgFriday’s Shave for a Cure had an Irish flair at Lifestyle Officer. At a St Patrick’s Day function, three of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Cash splash

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Pop up shop grants

first_imgBy Roman Kulkewycz St Thomas’s Anglican Church Bunyip Op Shop presented three local organisations with grants on Friday 13th December. The grant recipients…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Stratford boys basketball holds off Pittsville

first_imgFecker tops Tigers with 10 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — The Stratford boys basketball team jumped out to a 10-point lead by halftime then held off a late charge to beat Pittsville 48-46 in a Marawood Conference South Division game Tuesday night at Stratford High School.Stratford led 23-13 at halftime and held on at the end for the victory. Both teams are now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Marawood South.Stratford shot 50 percent (17 of 34) from the floor and hit five 3-pointers in the victory. Brenden Fecker led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points for the Tigers. Vaughn Breit and Jacob Danen each added nine points.Aidan Masanz led Pittsville with 21 points.Stratford is off until Jan. 3 when it plays a nonconference game at Edgar.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 48, Panthers 46Pittsville 13 33 – 46Stratford 23 25 – 48PITTSVILLE (46): Brett Peters 0-4 0-0 0, Donovan Grossman 1-5 0-0 2, Trevor Winterback 0-1 0-0 0, Bailey Herkert 2-5 4-4 9, Aidan Masanz 5-7 9-11 21, Matthew Carlson 5-8 2-4 12, Luke Denniston 1-4 0-0 2, Trevor Gardner 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 14-36. FT: 15-19. 3-pointers: 3-11 (Masanz 2-3, Herkert 1-2, Peters 0-3, Denniston 0-3). Rebounds: 18 (Masanz 5, Carlson 5). Record: 4-2, 1-1 Marawood South.STRATFORD (48): Brenden Fecker 2-9 5-6 10, Cole Hoffmann 1-4 0-0 3, Okley Wrensch 0-0 0-0 0, Paul Huther 3-4 2-2 8, Trent Heckel 2-3 0-0 6, Andrew Bargender 0-0 0-0 0, Vaughn Breit 4-5 1-3 9, Lance Heidmann 1-1 0-0 3, Jacob Danen 4-8 1-2 9. FG: 17-34. FT: 9-13. 3-pointers: 5-12 (Heckel 2-3, Heidmann 1-1, Hoffmann 1-3, Fecker 1-5). Rebounds: 17 (Danen 6). Record: 4-2, 1-1 Marawood South.last_img read more

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Breaking News in the Industry: March 6, 2019

first_imgHigh-speed pursuit, 3 arrests after shoplifting incidentThree people from Connecticut are under arrest after an alleged shoplifting incident in Massachusetts led to a police pursuit. West Springfield Police said that around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to Home Depot for a shoplifting in progress. However, before police arrived, three suspects reportedly fled in a Toyota Sienna minivan with stolen Connecticut license plates.A West Springfield police officer saw the vehicle on Route 5 north and tried to stop it, but the van fled onto I-91 south and then I-291 east. “As the Toyota was pursued it made several evasive maneuvers during the 8-minute pursuit, as speeds reached 75 mph,” police explained in a Facebook post. The pursuit came to an end after the vehicle pulled into a business on the 400 block of Burnett Road in Chicopee and those inside the van surrendered.Police arrested Michael Masselli of West Haven, CT, James Cuneo of Hamden, CT, and Bianca Flores of North Haven, CT.  Each are charged with larceny over $1,200. Masselli is also facing additional charges including failure to stop for police and receiving stolen property under $1,200. During a search of the van, investigators reportedly recovered $2,944.20 in electrical supplies that police said are needed to wire a home or small business.   
[Source: Western Mass News]- Sponsor – Employee takes a car from dealership to rob c-storeA Maryland man was ordered held without bail Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies said he used an SUV he took from the car dealership where he worked to rob a 7-Eleven at knife-point. Allen Michael Hooks, 27, took an Audi SUV from the Ourisman Audi dealership where he works as a subcontractor and drove it to the gas station and convenience store Monday, according to court charging documents.Hooks entered the store wearing a shirt with eye holes cut into it over his face and threatened a cashier and a customer with a knife, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court. “I have a knife. Give me all the cash,” Hooks told the manager working the store’s cash register, according to the documents.Hooks was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft from $100 to $1,500, theft from $25,000 to $100,000, theft from $1,500 to $25,000, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession. He was also charged with three counts of second-degree assault and two counts each of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment and the unauthorized removal of property.   [Source: The Frederick News-Post]FTC report says fraud cost Americans $1.8B in 2018More Americans reported losing money to fraud and scams in 2018 when compared with the year prior.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said in a recent report that it received 3 million consumer complaints, including more than 1.4 million fraud reports, with people claiming to have lost money in about one-quarter of those reports. Overall, Americans reported losing $1.48 billion… an increase of nearly 40 percent when compared with 2017.Surprisingly, it was younger individuals that reported losing money to scammers at a higher rate. Of the people who reported fraud and their age, 43 percent were in their 20s, while only 15 percent were in their 70s, according to the FTC. It is possible that younger people were more likely to report fraud, a fact not addressed by the report.The top three states for fraud and other related reports (per 100K population) were Florida, Georgia and Nevada. For identity theft reports – Georgia, Nevada and California. The lowest number of identity theft reports (per 100K population) were found in Vermont, Iowa, South Dakota and Maine.   [Source: Fox Business]Nigerian national sentenced for concealing evidence in record-setting fraud caseA Nigerian citizen who had been living in Canada was sentenced Monday, in US federal court to 10 years in prison for obstructing justice in a multi-million dollar fraud case. Michael Adefemi Adeyemo, also known as Adekunle Olufeni Adetiloye, was previously sentenced in 2012 in North Dakota to serve 17 years and six months for a multi-million dollar credit card fraud scheme involving more than 20 banks in the U.S., according to a Justice Department news release. At the time, it was the largest credit card fraud suffered by US Bank and the Discover Card Bank in their histories.Years after the 2012 sentencing, authorities discovered Adeyemo, 47, took steps to conceal his prior residency in the US as a legal permanent resident, that he was a licensed attorney in Nigeria and that he was a fugitive with an outstanding warrant in California from 2001 for another fraud scheme. A jury found him guilty of concealing this evidence from authorities to reduce his 2012 sentence. This week, in sentencing Adeyemo to 10 years in prison, District Judge Linda Reade in Iowa said Adeyemo showed a “callous disregard of the laws of the United States.”   [Source: West Fargo Pioneer]She’s baaack! This time facing theft and resisting arrest chargesA Louisiana woman known for a viral video of her shoplifting several liquor bottles in 2017 is back in jail. Sekonie Jones, 38, Of Shreveport is charged with two counts of theft and a charge of resisting an officer. Her bond is set at $6,000.In August 2017, Jones was caught on video stealing multiple bottles from a Shreveport liquor store. Shreveport-Caddo CrimeStoppers shared the video on its YouTube in hopes someone would identify her. However, due to Jones’ brazenness, the video was shared across social media and amassed a viewing total of nearly 200,000 times on YouTube. In post on her personal Facebook, she appeared to admit to the 2017 crime saying “I hustle that’s what I do.”   [Source: KLSA News12]Can AI catch crooks before they steal?Retail stores guard against theft by installing surveillance cameras, training staff to spot a shoplifter, and employing loss prevention professionals in stores. Japanese startup Vaak believes it can instead predict shoplifting before it happens using artificial intelligence. As Bloomberg reports, Vaak’s software works by tapping into the live security camera feeds a retail store has installed. It then monitors customers looking specifically at their body language. If there are signs that someone is overly nervous, looking around a lot, fidgeting, or generally restless, the system contacts staff via a smartphone app.By alerting staff, the potential shoplifter can quickly be approached and treated just like any other customer because they haven’t done anything wrong yet. However, this interaction will likely stop the shoplifting from happening as the individual will lose their nerve and think better of it. Typically, it falls to staff or security guards to spot shoplifting happening and react to it.The cameras simply record the act which forms evidence for later use in a prosecution. By combining the detection with the camera feeds, Vaak is not only promising a higher rate of detection, but also the prospect of fewer crimes being committed because the thief is going to be stopped more often before they’ve broken the law.With shoplifting costing the retail industry in the region of $34 billion a year in lost sales, retailers will be very keen to adopt new technology that prevents it happening. For now, Vaak is testing its software in 16 stores across Tokyo. If successful, we should expect a global roll out, although it’s unlikely many retailers will want you to know they are using it in their stores.   [Source: PC Mag] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Enterprise Software: Spending is at its Highest Levels Since 2007

first_imgInterest in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things have caused enterprises to open their purses to spend on these new technologies.  Overall, global IT spending will grow by 6 percent this year, reaching $3.7 trillion, but spending by enterprises on software is expected to grow by more than 11 percent in 2018, according to Gartner.John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner, said that “this is the highest annual growth rate that Gartner has forecast since 2007 and would be a sign of a new cycle of IT growth.”Among groups within the IT sector, the slowest area will be in data center spending due to businesses increasingly shifting their operations to the cloud.last_img read more

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