Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police have charged a man, who they say has multiple domestic violence convictions, after he allegedly struck a female multiple times and physically restrained her during a domestic dispute Thursday evening at a Genessee Street residence. Frank J. Bindics, Jr., 44, of Jamestown, also allegedly violated a no offense contact order of protection.Bindics, Jr. was taken to Jamestown City Jail, where he is charged with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and aggravated family offense. 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)
January 18, 2021
Alan Mingo Jr. & Aaron Finley(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Q: When you were growing up in Montana, Aaron, did you imagine the life you have now in New York?AARON: No. I didn’t know what theater was until I was 23. I didn’t grow up seeing shows. I was a music major and took three gap years, so I found it late. When I was a junior in college, I was asked to do Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.ALAN: A natural talent!AARON: From there, I always say, these random doors keep opening up and I walk through them. [And now] I find myself in my dressing room at Kinky Boots going, “That was a fun door to walk through.”Q: Alan, you’re leaving the show at the end of October. Have you been called in at Hamilton?ALAN: Not yet! Everyone keeps saying I look like [Leslie Odom Jr.]. I worked with that team on Once On This Island at Paper Mill, so hopefully I will get in to see them. But nothing has been so challenging and yet so easy for me as this role. I’m excited to see what’s next. Q: On a lighter note, Alan, did you give Aaron any advice on navigating those high-heeled boots?ALAN: You can’t fight the heels. You’ve got to go with your hips, because the minute you fight the heels, you’re going to find you’ve got a problem.AARON: Now I know why women sway and step with one foot in front of the other because you can’t walk in a straight line and stay balanced. My calves hurt; the balls of my feet hurt. This is not something I’ve done often—wear six-inch heels. I’m still learning to navigate it. And I only wear them for 10 minutes. He’s in a different heel for the entire show!ALAN: I will tell you, after the first two weeks [of rehearsal], I called my mom and said, “I don’t know if I can do this,” because the pain was unbearable. Somewhere in the third week, I got my stride.Q: I hope it’s okay, Alan, to say that you have the prettiest legs. ALAN: As a man, I haven’t worn shorts since I was 14 because my legs are so thin. It’s great to have a role where people are saying, “Your legs are great,” because no one has ever said that.AARON: They’re perfect for those shoes.Q: Aaron, what’s it like to act with Alan in drag?AARON: It feels natural because he is a very glamorous Lola. He looks great in the clothes, so for me, it’s like, “There’s this hot black woman,” and I just go with it. It helps Charlie, the character, as well, because [he’s thinking] “Am I seeing this correctly?” It’s fun because I believe everything about it.ALAN: There’s a part of the show when I come on as a man, and people literally gasp. It makes me laugh because I’m like, do you not know what show you came to see?Q: Both of you have been in productions of Rent and Hairspray and sing pop music beautifully. What do you love about Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots score?ALAN: There’s nothing like her hooks. Cyndi Lauper knows how to write a hook for a song that gets stuck in your head. There are times I kick myself because I’m in a cab humming a song that’s not mine.AARON: Me too! You don’t have to embellish her stuff; it’s perfect the way it is. That’s what they tell you when you start learning the score: Just sing what she wrote, and it’s going to do the work for you. A glamorous drag queen and a strait-laced shoe manufacturer form an unconventional alliance in Kinky Boots, a relationship that’s both funny and touching thanks to Cyndi Lauper’s Tony-winning score, Harvey Fierstein’s warm-hearted book and Jerry Mitchell’s fast-paced direction. Three years into its Broadway run, the show remains in great shape, with commanding lead performances from Alan Mingo Jr. as saucy Lola and Aaron C. Finley (who joined the company on August 8) as Charlie. On a sunny matinee day, the co-stars chatted about their characters’ bromance, Lauper’s irresistible musical hooks and the secret to strutting in six-inch heels.Q: You two have wonderful chemistry as Lola and Charlie. Did you feel it right away?ALAN: I did. At Aaron’s first rehearsal, we sang “Not My Father’s Son,” and once I heard his tone, I thought, OK, this is going to work.AARON: And I didn’t even know the words yet! I always say [joining a musical] is like getting shoved into a swimming pool and hoping you can swim. You just have to tread water until you feel like you can get going.ALAN: You dog-paddled really, really well.Q: How do you describe this unusual relationship?ALAN: It’s truly a bromance. We’re on opposite ends of the spectrum, but you find that we’re quite the same, especially in dealing with issues with our fathers.AARON: Yeah, “Not My Father’s Son” is the grounding moment where we realize that when we peel back the layers, the first impressions, we see that we are all made of the same stuff on the inside. I get chills thinking about it because there are things I identify with Charlie, I identify with Lola, and in that moment, I’m not acting.ALAN: And this is what audiences identify with. We all have parents who raise us and have high expectations for us, and that’s a theme of the show: Just be you. It’s a message people still near to hear. View Comments Related Shows Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019
December 20, 2020
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo November 27, 2018 Motivational. The word sums up the experience of two Brazilian Naval Academy students as they spent time alongside U.S. Marine Corps units in the United States. The stellar performances of cadets Gabriel Torres da Silva and Yuri Henriques Silva, both in their last academic year at the Brazilian Naval Academy, earned them a trip to the United States’ East Coast. The cadets, who chose to pursue a career in the Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN, in Portuguese), spent five days with U.S. Marines, and visited the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates School, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, among other institutions, August 27th-31st. The exchange with the U.S. Marine Corps is a new initiative of the Brazilian Naval Academy, a higher education institution that prepares officers for entry level positions in the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese). The partnership began in 2017 and provides students with a new extracurricular opportunity with the hope that the experience will carry on and motivate future officers. “We strive to reward the top ranks, as the Marine Corps values leadership development of their officers from the beginning of their careers. As such, meritocracy is the preferred criteria,” said CFN Colonel Luiggi Campany de Oliveira, head of the Brazilian Naval Academy’s doctrine department. Cultural enrichment Washington, D.C. was the first stop on cadets Torres and Henriques’s itinerary. They visited the Brazilian Naval Commission and participated in a meeting addressing its organization, activities, and mission. In the U.S. capital, the young men also visited the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), an international military organization that develops collaborative approaches on military and defense matters in the Americas. Brazil is an IADB member nation since its 1942 inception. The second stop was Annapolis, home to the U.S. Naval Academy. Two Marine Corps second lieutenants joined the Brazilian cadets to explain the organization, mission, activities, and selection process at the academy. “The knowledge exchange with these officers helped us compare newly graduated officers of both [the Brazilian and American] schools,” said Cadet Torres. The cadets also attended a class taught by MB Lieutenant Commander Gustavo Cabral Thomé, who serves as a navigation instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. The schedule at Quantico, the last stop before heading back to Brazil, included visits to two U.S. Marine Corps’ educational institutions, the Marine Officer Candidates School and the Marine Corps University, in addition to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. “The Marine Officer Candidates School serves as a foundation to prepare new officers by providing all necessary knowledge about the responsibilities of a platoon commander, among other tasks,” said Cadet Henriques. The Marine Corps University offers a curriculum for senior officers, similar to the General Staff Course for MB senior officers. The U.S. Marines showed the Brazilian cadets the facilities at both locations, introducing the concepts, methodology, and content all students learn at those institutions. The National Museum of the Marine Corps left quite an impression on cadets Torres and Henriques. “This museum shows the evolution of the Marine Corps’ doctrine in a unique way. Those who sacrificed their lives for American ideals are remembered with honor,” said Cadet Torres. The experience motivated both cadets who also gained new information and knowledge, and strengthened their English skills. “It was also a great opportunity to learn more about the use of one of the most respected forces worldwide, which is also a doctrinal source for the Brazilian Marine Corps,” said Cadet Henriques. In December, Cadet Torres and Cadet Henriques will become midshipmen as they graduate from the Brazilian Naval Academy. In early 2019, the cadets will kick off the year-long post-school cycle at which time they will go through professional qualification stages until they take the midshipmen training trip. Upon concluding the trip, they will become Marine Corps second lieutenants, starting their careers at an MB operational unit of CFN.
December 18, 2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 30-year-old Queens man was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened to blow up police precincts in New York City and Nassau County, authorities said. Richard Bolton was charged with making a terroristic threat and will be arranged Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead. The Queens Village man, according to Nassau police, allegedly called the Nassau County Communications 911 desk at 3:20 a.m. and said “he was strapped with a bomb” near 165th street in Jamaica, Queens and was going to “blow up a New York City Police Precinct and then come to Nassau County and also blow up more precincts.” He also stated he was upset because he had been written summonses in Queens, police said. Bolton was located in Queens and arrested.
December 17, 2020
Living in Washington, DC, it’s challenging to choose a restaurant. There are SO. MANY. OPTIONS. In fact, there are 2,233options. This means there are 2,233 opportunities for food envy. With so many choices, where does a diner even begin the vetting process?Location, food type, price, ambiance, and dining in or delivery all factor into choice of restaurant. Then, there’s how to get to the restaurant. In DC, there’s the metro, Uber/Lyft, and Capital Bike Share, to name just a few.With so many choices, diners rely on online review sites like Yelp that offer reviews and photos posted by the diners themselves. Restaurants with few reviews or a bunch of five-star reviews and no constructive feedback raise a red flag. And if a restaurant isn’t listed on Yelp, diners won’t be eating there because they likely won’t know it exists. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
December 16, 2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brentwood man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly training roosters to fight after Suffolk County police said investigators seized 45 of the birds from the suspect’s home.When authorities executed a search warrant at Reynaldo Bonilla’s house on 4th Street at 6 a.m., police said they also found cocaine, marijuana and evidence that the roosters were being trained for fighting.The 37-year-old suspect was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana and training an animal to fight, a felony.The Suffolk County SPCA, which joined police in the raid, removed the roosters from the property, authorities said.Bonilla is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8352.
December 8, 2020
“They asked me if I would be interested in coming to this but I haven’t been making Ice Cream this year so I was like ‘that’s not something I’m going to do’ and they were like ‘well come with your masks and hand sanitizer.” “Normally people are flocking to us and waiting for us to get set up but a lot of people aren’t coming out,” he said. This years version is called ‘Apple Festive’ and it’s a combination of what organizers call a ‘micro farmers market’ and a apple themed passport trail featuring special promotions at local restaurants and businesses. Chris Aman owns CreamCycle hand-churned ice cream in Hamilton, NY. She typically comes to the market to sell ice cream and says it’s the biggest event she works each year, but the pandemic changed that. In March, she transitioned to making hand sanitizer and hand sewn masks. Robert Grannis owns Robby’s Produce in Apalachin. He says the pandemic has made things tough for his business this year, with some days being better than others. “Since people are staying home, and having bigger gardens, cooking more and buying local produce,” he said. “I think the people coming down now are coming to buy our products during the regular festival I think they come down as much for the entertainment as anything else.” The micro farmers market runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day while select shops and restaurants will be offering apple, fall, or cider themed menus and goods for sale. You can find a full guide to all of the activities and promotions by clicking here. With just 4-6 vendors participating each day, he says the smaller scale will certainly hurt business, but he hopes people will still come out and have a good time. Grannis says he comes to Applefest every year, and it’s always been a good festival for his business. When festival organizers reached out to him he said he was happy to make the trip. The goal he says was to provide that fall experience while also providing an opportunity for local farmers and business owners to recover losses stemming from the pandemic. “They contacted us and I just wanted to support it, I’m not far just 45 minutes away so I figured it would be no problem for us to get here,” he said. Scott Rougeau is the special events coordinator for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. He says once the reopening process began in New York, the Alliance and the city saw an opening to hold a smaller event in the spirit of the traditional festival. Marks on the ground throughout the commons remind visitors to practice social distancing and masks are required. The Farmer’s Market opened at noon Monday on the Bank Alley section of the Ithaca Commons. Alan Teeter owns AJ Teeter Farms in the Town of Enfield and says he predicts that with less people wanting to shop at supermarkets due to the pandemic, more people will come down. “The city of Ithaca and the health department decided a farmers market would bring the festival back to it’s roots it is about the changing of the seasons and the crops while not bringing too many people downtown at one time,” he says. ITHACA (WBNG) — More than three months after the Downtown Ithaca Alliance announced the cancellation of their wildly popular Applefest, a scaled down version of the festival kicked off Monday afternoon.
September 29, 2020
A spokesperson for Tata Steel said the company “continues to be in active dialogue and engagement with all relevant stakeholders to develop options to support a sustainable future for the business and find a solution to address the costs, risks and volatilities of the British Steel Pension Scheme and the risks this brings to the future of the Tata Steel UK business”.The spokesperson added: “These discussions are currently ongoing with stakeholders, as it is important to continue to explore viable alternatives for the scheme.”The Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) said it “is aware that Tata Steel UK intends to consult with its employees on proposals for future pension provision”. “Timing of the consultation is a matter for TSUK and its trade unions,” it said. “Under the terms of the current recovery plan, the next payment of £60 million is due on or by 31 March 2017. This payment is not affected by the company’s consultation and would remain due. The same applies to the final recovery plan payment of £65m due on or by 31 March 2018.” It noted that the current recovery plan was agreed as part of the actuarial valuation as at 31 March 2014 and that the next actuarial valuation of the scheme is as at 31 March 2017.Alex Flynn, head of media at Unite, the UK’s biggest workers union, urged Tata Steel not to be hasty with a decision on the pension’s future.“What we’ve said to the company consistently is we cannot make an informed decision – and they should not make a formal decision – until the fund’s valuation next year so we can assess what that deficit is,” he said.“The company needs to be very clear with the unions, the workforce and pensioners, as we will be seeking detail on this.“Tata should stand by its promises and shouldn’t pull the rug from under the people who have paid into their pensions every year.”Referring to reports that Tata is looking to close the scheme before making the £60m payment, Labour MP Stephen Kinnock said it would be “an absolute disgrace” if it were to do so.Closing the scheme would help to limit future increases in liabilities.In its 2016 annual report and accounts, the British Steel fund said it was “likely that it will not be possible to find a new employer wishing to take on the scheme in its current form, and that the scheme would be required to go into the PPF”.However, until a bankruptcy event occurs, the fund cannot enter the lifeboat fund’s assessment period. The £14.9bn (€17.3bn) British Steel Pension Fund could close to future accruals as its sponsor seeks an exit from the UK market, according to media reports.The Financial Times has cited sources claiming Tata Steel wants to shut the fund fully, with a formal consultation said to be pencilled in for the end of this month.A Reuters report cites a union source as saying Tata is looking to close the defined benefit scheme to future accruals and move members to a defined contribution scheme.The British Steel fund had an estimated funding shortfall of £1.5bn, according to a government consultation launched in May. However, IPE understands this has been almost completely eroded by investment gains over the summer to just £50m on a technical provisions basis as of mid-October.
September 21, 2020
Anthony Stokes hopes to earn a return to Ireland favour after manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s departure. Asked if that could open the door for him to come back and add to his four caps, Stokes, 25, said: “I hope so. I have said since I have been left out the squads that I would love to be back in. “It’s not down to me. I would love to be involved in the set-up but I am just concentrating on my club football and hopefully when a new manager comes in and I am still performing well, maybe I will get my opportunity.” Stokes, who on Thursday revealed he is “getting a little bit closer” to signing a new deal with Celtic, believes Trapattoni had to go. He said: “I think it was inevitable after the last couple of results. “The results in the last couple of games have been obviously disappointing for the lads. “Hopefully, whoever comes in can turn that around, it might be a good thing.” The Celtic striker was frozen out by the Italian after withdrawing from the squad for the Nations Cup in May 2011, reportedly due to tiredness. Trapattoni’s five-year tenure came to an end by mutual consent after Tuesday’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat in Austria, which followed a home defeat by Sweden. Press Association
September 18, 2020
Arkansas Derby to be run in 2 divisionsUNDATED (AP) — For the first time, the Arkansas Derby will be run in two divisions next weekend.Both will carry the full 170 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby. The race was originally set to have a $1 million purse.Now, each division will be worth $500,000. A total of 22 horses are expected to run on Saturday between the two divisions, including winners of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Rebel Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Louisiana Derby.CAVALLARI AND CUTLER DIVORCE UNDATED (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says professional sports teams can resume training on May 18.The move means that the Serie A soccer league could resume playing games in June.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.Conte also said that athletes in individual sports can resume training on May 4.ARKANSAS DERBY Bull Riding resumes, but no fansGUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA (AP) — The Professional Bull Riders returned from a 41-day break this weekend in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for an Unleash The Beast event originally scheduled for Las Vegas. The two-day competition at Lazy E Arena was closed to fans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Fabiano Vieira won the competition with the only 3-for-3 performance. The 37-year-old Brazilian earned $11,000 and 104 points to jump from 14th to ninth in the season standings.The PBR also plans to stage two-day events at the Lazy E on May 9-10 and 16-17.VIRUS OUTBREAK-ITALYItalian sports to resume training soon Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SAINTS-WINSTONAP source: Saints, Winston in ‘advanced’ negotiationsNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees. The person says the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks. The Indians are one of the few teams to guarantee full-time workers their salaries through June.MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told teams last week he was suspending non-player personnel contracts on May 1. Many teams agreed to pay employees through May.Baseball has been shut down since March 12 and the start of the season remains unclear.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FLORIDA-NEMBHARDNembhard declares for draft again The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because negotiations were ongoing.Winston passed for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns last season but also threw 30 interceptions. Tampa Bay has replaced Winston with ex-Patriots QB Tom Brady.Meanwhile, the Saints says reserve QB Taysom Hill has a new two-year contract.In other NFL news:— Seattle Seahawks veteran offensive lineman D.J. Fluker said he has been released by the team after two seasons as their starting right guard. Fluker posted on Twitter that he had been informed by coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider of the decision. The move came two days after Seattle drafted Fluker’s heir apparent in LSU guard Damien Lewis in the third round of the NFL draft. Seattle has also added several interior offensive linemen this offseason, including B.J. Finney, Kahlil McKenzie and Chance Warmack. The move with Fluker will save Seattle about $3.6 million against the salary cap. Cavallari, Cutler getting divorced after 7 years of marriageCHICAGO (AP) — Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler are getting divorced.Cavallari announced Sunday in an Instagram post that the couple are breaking up after seven years of marriage and a decade together.Cutler played 12 seasons in the NFL with Denver, Chicago and Miami. He was with the Bears from 2009-2016.Cavallari and Cutler have three young children — two sons and a daughter.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 In other college basketball news:— San Diego State forward Matt Mitchell has declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to school. The Aztecs made the announcement on the final day underclassmen had to decide on their futures. The school says Mitchell did not hire an agent, allowing him to maintain his collegiate eligibility. Mitchell has until June 3 to withdraw his name from draft consideration and return to SDSU for his final season. Mitchell started the season as the sixth man but started the final 19 games. He was named to the All-Mountain West first team.— South Carolina forward A.J. Lawson is entering the NBA draft for a second straight season. Lawson is a 6-foot-6 sophomore who also went through the process after his freshman season. Like a year ago, Lawson is not hiring an agent giving him the chance to return to the Gamecocks. Lawson started all 31 games for South Carolina, averaging a team-best 13.4 points a game. Lawson had until Sunday to enter the draft. He has until June 3 to pull his name out and return for his junior season. VIRUS OUTBREAK-CUOMO-BASEBALLGovernor envisions baseball without fans this season GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guards Andrew Nembhard and Tre Mann have declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to school.The Gators made the announcement on the final day underclassmen had to decide on their futures.Nembhard hired an NCAA-certified agent so he can retain his college eligibility and potentially return to school. He returned last year after not getting invited to the NBA scouting combine.The sophomore averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 2019-20. Mann, a freshman, averaged 5.3 points off the bench.Nembhard’s decision comes after two other Florida starters — guard Scottie Lewis and forward Keyontae Johnson — decided to stay in school.The Gators seem to be equipped to handle both potential departures. They have Ques Glover and former Cleveland State standout Tyree Appleby to play the point next season. Update on the latest in sports: The previous high was 6.2 million last year.MLB-CLEVELAND-FURLOUGHSIndians to furlough some employeesCLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians will pay regular salaries to full-time employees through June 30, but the club has had to furlough others due to the COVID-19 outbreak.The team said senior executives took “voluntary salary reductions” to ensure the team could continue to pay staffers. The Indians confirmed they have furloughed many of their part-time employees and interns. Those will take effect on May 1. — Safety Kavon Frazier, who missed most of last season with a pectoral injury, has signed with the Miami Dolphins. Frazier was limited to four games in 2019 for the Dallas Cowboys before going on injured reserve. In four seasons with Dallas, he played 44 games, starting twice, and also contributed on special teams. Frazier becomes the 11th free agent to join the Dolphins this offseason. He was a sixth-round draft pick in 2016 out of Central Michigan. NFL DRAFT-TV RATINGSNFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 daysUNDATED (AP) — Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant live sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic ground everything to a halt.The draft averaged a record 8.4 million viewers over all three days, according to the NFL and Nielsen. April 26, 2020 NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can envision baseball games being played without fans this summer at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field.The Democrat said “Be creative. Try to figure it out,” during his briefing Sunday. Adding that if players could get paid more than staying home and owners would get some revenue versus total shutdown, why not? He’d love to watch.Cuomo says he has spoken with owners of professional sports teams, but he did not identify which ones. They would have to make the economics work without gate revenue but with broadcast revenue.Cuomo said that everybody has to think outside the box, because there is no box.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BULL RIDING Associated Press