Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft solicited prostitute

first_imgJUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified.The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking in the area surrounding Palm Beach County. About 200 …last_img

What we learned at 49ers HQ of free agency motives

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — If Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander indeed are coming to the rescue of the 49ers defense, their first efforts Thursday were a success in painting an optimistic look at their play-making abilities.Coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch played their part in hyping up their defense’s additions without overselling the 49ers’ stature in Year 3 of their rebuild. The roster’s …last_img

49ers vs. Packers: Levi’s Stadium adding ‘cheeseheads’ menu item for fans

first_imgOK, so these “cheeseheads” aren’t triangular wedges. They’re round.And you don’t wear them on your head.The folks at Levi’s Stadium decided to have a little fun with the Green Bay Packers fans and Wisconsin traditions as the team heads to Santa Clara on Sunday to take on the San Francisco 49ers.They’ve teamed up with Tostitos to offer a cheesy menu item with bratwurst, one of the other food groups in Wisconsin. Called Cheesy Beer Brat Nachos, the dish dreamed up by executive chef Jon …last_img

New Orleans Pelicans win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Knicks, Suns and Cavs didn’t have much interest in winning this season, with none winning more than 19 games. The ping-pong balls apparently weren’t interested in having them win the lottery, either.“I don’t think you should ever not play to win basketball games,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I don’t see where it would help you.”Cleveland will pick fifth, followed by Phoenix, Chicago and Atlanta. Washington has the No. 9 pick, Atlanta goes again at 10 and Minnesota is at No. 11. Charlotte is next up, followed by Miami at 13 and Boston at 14. That pick was conveyed to the Celtics by Sacramento as part of an earlier trade.The Hawks felt they were big winners, too, after getting two top-10 picks.“There are always good players,” said Hawks guard Kevin Huerter, the No. 19 pick in last year’s draft and part of Atlanta’s contingent at the lottery. “Every team just has to go out and find them.”UCF center Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-6 draft hopeful, played against Williamson in the second round of the NCAA tournament — a 77-76 Duke victory that went down to the very last moment, a game where Williamson scored 32 points. Fall was asked Tuesday who he would take with the No. 1 pick in this draft, and he did not hesitate for even a second before answering.“Zion,” Fall said. “He’s a once-in-a-generation player. I’d seen him on TV a lot, but when you play against this kid, you just see it. He’s different.”Murray State’s Ja Morant, projected by many as a strong candidate to be chosen No. 2 overall, was among the players in the audience viewing the proceedings.“I don’t have any reaction,” Morant said. “I was just excited to be here and be in the position that I’m in and just to see how it all played out. Honestly, I don’t know what number or where I’ll land. Obviously, whatever team drafts me, I’ll be happy to go there and bring it every night.”Williamson was one of three now-former Duke starters at the lottery — R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish were among the invited players as well. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, holds up placards after it was announced that the Pelicans had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Barrett and Reddish don’t know where they’re heading.Williamson now has a pretty good idea.Aided by a lucky tie that came from Cavaliers executive Jeff Cohen — the one Cohen wore for all three of Cleveland’s lottery wins, and one Griffin insisted he get to use this year — along with an angel pin that belonged to his grandmother and the winning ping-pong ball combination of 7-4-12-13, Griffin is already off to a flying start in New Orleans.And maybe Davis will be more interested in staying now.“I don’t think it’ll play into it hugely,” Griffin said. “If he was open-minded to believing that we could build a winner around him, he’s more open-minded to it. … We’re going to build something that we hope everyone wants to be part of and I believed very strongly Anthony’s going to want to be part of that whether we win this or not. I think when you have elite talent, that tends to attract other truly elite talent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Griffin was with Cleveland when the Cavaliers won the lottery in 2011, 2013 and 2014. And now it’s the Pelicans, his new employer, which has struck lottery gold. They defied the odds to do it; the Pelicans entered the lottery with a 6% chance of winning the No. 1 pick for the June 20 draft.So now, instead of going into a summer where they may have traded Davis — the player New Orleans got when it won the lottery in 2012, the player who was openly disgruntled this season — the Pelicans have a chance at becoming much better, and fast.“This just jump-starts the process,” Griffin said. “It’ll be harder for me to mess it up than it would have been before this.”Memphis will choose second, New York third and the Los Angeles Lakers will pick fourth. The Pelicans, Grizzlies and Lakers all moved up to get a top-four spot; New York, Phoenix and Cleveland had the best odds of winning the lottery at 14% each, and none of those clubs even got a top-two pick.The lottery had a new format this year, one that the league hoped would even the playing field in a number of ways and didn’t make all-out tanking a more enticing option to teams looking to maximize their chance at securing the No. 1 pick.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Endgame Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with Anthony Davis, in what would immediately become one of the league’s most intriguing frontcourt duos.“I don’t believe the universe makes mistakes,” said David Griffin, who is barely a month into his tenure as New Orleans’ executive vice president of basketball operations. “I just think we have something special going on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGriffin doesn’t play the lottery, unless the jackpot is one of those billion-dollar-type enormous ones.Maybe he should. The ping-pong balls seem to bounce his way a lot.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Morning Loader/Back-Up Driver at Optima ShippingPart-Time Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time Company Car Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time (Contract) Flatbed Truck Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Buyer & Planner at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Client Services Representative at AllOne Health GroupFull-Time GIS Application Support Analyst at LoadSpring SolutionsFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Warehouse Lead at Harrington Industrial PlasticsFull-Time Sales Office Manager at Harrington Industrial Plastics(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

6 injured in Mohammadpur gas leak fire

first_imgAt least six people sustained burn injuries in a reported gas leak fire at Mohammadpur Housing area in the city on Thursday night, reports UNB.The injured were identified as Billal Hossain, 35, Naima Haque, 46, Naim, 7, Munaem, 28, Hosne Ara, 53, and Laili, 35.The fire broke out from a leakage in gas pipe line at the building around 9:15pm, leaving the seven injured.The injured were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 10:30pm said Bacchu Mia, sub-inspector of DMCH police camp.last_img