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Just hours after a Queens couple rang in the New Year, the wife became the city’s first murder victim of 2018 – and her abusive husband hanged himself from a tree in a city park.The New York Daily News reported Police sources as saying on Monday that authorities were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide after the bodies were discovered about three hours apart on New Year’s Day.Stacy Singh and Vinny Loknath in happier timesStacy Singh, the 26-year-old mother of two small children, was stabbed repeatedly in the back and left face-down in the couple’s Richmond Hill home on 103rd Avenue, near 113th Street, according to Police sources. Singh is a Guyanese who hails from Novar, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.A knife was found near her body when Police arrived at about 14:00h.Her hard-partying husband, Vinny Loknath, 46, committed suicide just after 11:00h in Forest Park, about one and a half miles from the murder scene, sources said. He was found hanging from a tree in the park.Loknath “was very abusive to her,” the dead woman’s brother-in-law Romain Shaw, told the New York Daily News. “She stayed with him no matter what because they had two kids together. She was hoping for him to change, but he never did.“He’s such a coward.”According to Shaw, Loknath was drinking heavily and using cocaine when family members gathered on New Year’s Eve at a Queens restaurant.“He was so drunk, so very drunk,” said Shaw. “He always beat her up when he went home high.”A neighbour said the couple fought constantly, recalling one incident that ended with the battered wife leaving their home in an ambulance.“The Cops are always there,” the neighbour said. “They were always having big fights. But she still came back to him.” The couple has a five-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter now left parentless.“Stacy was a very sweet person,” said Shaw. “She was a very generous, caring person. She loved her children very much, spent every penny on them. They were her world.”The victim’s family went to the house on Monday evening, with the woman’s sister collapsing upon arrival. The neighbour described Loknath as a construction worker often seen sitting on the front stoop of the house, smoking cigarettes and drinking beer.This killing marked the second consecutive year that a Guyanese has been the city’s first murder in the Queens precinct.On January 1, 2017, 31-year-old Ricky Kalisaran of Klein Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, was shot dead during an attempted robbery on 124th Street, South Richmond Hill, Queens, near Liberty Avenue. He had travelled to the US to attend his grandmother’s funeral.Kalisaran was shot once to his back by one of the gun-toting bandits and left to die in front of a nightclub on 124th Street. Meanwhile, his brother, Michael Kalisaran, 25, a resident of the US, was shot to his abdomen but when the bullet exit his body, it caused severe damage to a lung and kidney.
Cosmologists are trying to avoid a void. Since astronomers at U of Minnesota announced a gaping hole in a distant part of the universe, representing a region of space devoid of matter a billion light-years across, others are scrambling to discern what it means. The issue was discussed on EurekAlert, BBC News, Science Now, and Space.com. It even made the nightly TV news. The Minnesota team compared observations from the Very Large Array of radio telescopes with WMAP data, and looked closer at a region showing a remarkable drop in the number of galaxies in a region toward the constellation Eridanus. Other voids have been detected in the past, but never one this large. “Astronomers don’t know why the hole is there,” said science writer Robert Roy Britt. Others don’t know that it’s there.Cosmological observations are so deeply intertwined with theory, it is often hard to tell the one from the other. The hole could be real, or it could be an artifact of the theory and techniques used. Some cosmologists (see the BBC article) are claiming this a confirmation of dark energy. ScienceNow said it contradicts the inflation theory. And it quoted one astronomer who thought the conclusion was premature. The Minnesota team said their announcement will need independent confirmation, so it is unwise to lean too heavily on the reports. Still, it’s fun to see scientists get surprised once in awhile.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) president and former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday said his party would contest the 2020 Assembly election alone as allies RJD and Congress were taking decisions in mahagathbandhan (the grand alliance) on their own. Earlier, Mr. Manjhi had declared that his party would contest the Jharkhand Assembly election independently. “Both the Congress and the RJD do not pay heed to our demand and taking decisions unilaterally. During the Lok Sabha election, we told them to form a coordination committee so that decisions could be taken with the consent of all allies, but it was not done and they take decisions and impose them on us… So we have decided to leave the alliance,” he said. However, Congress State leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha said Mr. Manjhi was still in the mahagathbandhan.
FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We have two reserves, Peter Quiel and John Carascal, we coaches voted for Peter Quiel,” said Acaylar. “After our tuneup game against a club team, us coaches voted for Peter.” Tanduay stretches win streak to five, dispatches Racal El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OUCH! Philippine team top spiker Greg Dolor suffered dislocated finger during a blocking drill in Korea training camp pic.twitter.com/sJ4J0xLJ8J— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) July 26, 2017Reserve hitter Peter John Quiel has replaced Greg Dolor in the the men’s national volleyball team line up after the coaches’ deliberation Thursday in Suwon City, South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHead coach Sammy Acaylar and his assistants voted unanimously to slate in Quiel after Dolor injured his pinky finger on a blocking drill Wednesday at Sungkyunkwan University.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Acaylar’s team lost in four sets against Hwasung City, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 25-14, at Songsan High School volleyball gym and that was where Quiel impressed Acaylar and his crew.Quiel said he is motivated by his inclusion as a member of the lineup for the Southeast Asian Games.“This will be a challenge for me considering I’ve replaced Dolor,” said Quiel in Filipino. “I’ll do my best to help my team and to serve my country.”Only the Final 12 will fly to Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games and will look to take a podium spot for the first time since Acaylar steered the country to a bronze medal finish in 1991.ADVERTISEMENT
GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 07: Tim Tebow watches the action during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t able to make it as a professional signal-caller in the NFL, but perhaps he still has a chance to be a star athlete after all. Tebow, playing at TPC Scottsdale Wednesday, won the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory competition by putting his tee shot just 12 feet from the pin on the 16th hole. The shot won him $40,000 – which goes to his favorite charity.Okay, so maybe Tebow doesn’t really have a shot at being a professional golfer. But that’s definitely a shot that’s going to keep him coming back.
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: Genreal view of the stadium during the game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, now in his third year with the team, has been returning to his alma mater, USC, in the offseasons to finish up the credits needed to earn his degree. This past spring, he finished his final semester – meaning he’s now graduated. The speech he gave during the ceremony was released by the school Friday, and it’s worth watching.Woods revealed what his sister, who passed away from cancer back in 2007, told him the day she died. Her wish was that Woods become a role model. He believes that by graduating from USC, which he calls the best school for both academics and athletics, he’s accomplished that. Check it out:USC WR @robertwoods made a promise to his late sister to be a role model.#USCgrad speech: https://t.co/GQ7UHBUeOG pic.twitter.com/PsgkNEmj8c— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) May 13, 2016Woods has caught 152 passes for 1,838 yards and 11 touchdowns in his three years. It’s clear he’s very proud of where he went to school.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman should have just kept his mouth shut. The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that Coleman sent a two-page letter to NBA Commissioner David Stern in which he stated his interest in attracting an NBA franchise to central Ohio and Nationwide Arena. Coleman presides over a city that already has one professional team – the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets – and it’s a team that is perpetually out-shined by Ohio State athletics. Everyone knows Columbus is a Buckeyes town, so that was a dent in the mayor’s argument before he even smudged the postage stamp on his letter to Stern. Upon peeling Coleman’s correspondence open, a few more dents were likely exposed. Coleman’s argument to the NBA for bringing professional basketball to Columbus included arguments amounting to, “our arena situation is now stable,” and “big businesses exist in this city.” Of course, noting that your arena situation has been stabilized calls into question why it was unstable in the first place. According to the Dispatch report, one of Coleman’s zingers to Stern was something to the affect of, “we have the lowest unemployment rate in the state.” The lowest unemployment rate in a rustbelt state? That might be a fact, but not necessarily a reassurance to Stern. What I’m truly surprised by is that he didn’t include that Columbus appears on all United States maps, and is, in fact, the capital of Ohio. Another reason Coleman should have kept it zipped is because the unintended consequences of his letter stretched to Cleveland and back. Coleman’s letter also elicited a response from Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, according to The Dispatch, who said he’d have to weigh whether he’d allow another NBA franchise to move in-state. “I haven’t even studied the demographics of Columbus to know if they could handle two sports teams,” Gilbert told The Dispatch. Then Columbus’ Major League Soccer franchise, the Columbus Crew, took exception to Gilbert’s comments, as any self-respecting professional sports organization would. From the Twitter account, @ColumbusCrew, the MLS team tweeted Thursday afternoon: “Looks like #Crew96 fans should let Dan Gilbert know that there are already two professional sports teams in Columbus.” That tiny spat between organizations could have easily been avoided if Coleman hadn’t sent the letter. Like the rest of us, I’m sure Colelman had fun fantasizing about having an NBA team in town. But that doesn’t mean you go grab the NBA commissioner’s attention over it, or write him a letter for that matter. This isn’t 1920 – email or call Stern, or set up a Skype date with him and your potential investors (if there are any) and conduct some business. It’s going to take more than some City of Columbus letterhead to attract an NBA franchise to this market anyway.
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has teased that they are well prepared for today’s last-16 game against Mexico with the coaching staff having made a “plan A and plan B” to ensure successToday’s meeting between the two nations will be the 41st time they have faced off against each other with Brazil having won 23 times compared to Mexico’s 10, although the latter has never managed to score against the Canarinho in their previous four World Cup matches.Brazil are determined to right the wrongs of four years ago, where they were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup at home soil, and have got off to a steady start at Russia this time around by topping Group E with 7 points from their opening three games.And Silva revealed that the squad are taking no chances as they chase a record sixth world title.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“We are well-prepared and we are planning to progress to the quarter-finals. The coach provided us with all the necessary tools, we have plan A and plan B. We hope that tomorrow will be a wonderful day, and Neymar will be as inspired as everyone else,” said the 33-year-old, as stated on FourFourTwo.Brazil and Mexico last met in the World Cup four years ago where they had a goalless draw in a group game.Today’s match will take place at the Samara Arena at 16:00 (GMT +2).
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is doing a “fantastic” job, says compatriot Jose MourinhoSanto will take his side over to Old Trafford on Saturday to face his former FC Porto boss Mourinho, as Wolves look to cause an upset and end Manchester United’s three game-winning run.The Premier League newcomers currently sit ninth in the standings and have made some key signings over the summer.The Wanderers’ good progress in the English top-flight has even seen coach Nuno linked to Mourinho’s post at United.“Really good, last season dominant and we all know it’s not easy to be dominant in the Championship even if you have the best team,” Mourinho told reporters in a pre-match press conference.“And it’s not easy to be dominant from the start to the end.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Strong [transfer] markets, great work, great adaptation in the Premier League, getting points and performances, not just the points, that makes them feel and everybody feel, including myself, that they are going to have a very stable season, very far from the problems that a team normally has coming from the Championship.“When they are players, always some players you have a feeling they can become managers, but even then I didn’t think about it at Porto, but 75 per cent of them are now managers.“Nuno reached the Premier League level and he reached it by his own merits and credits. He didn’t come direct, he came to the Championship.“He earned the right to be a Premier League manager and he’s done fantastic work, the results speak for themselves.”