Farmingdale Couple Charged With Violating Pet Ban

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York City police officer from Farmingdale and his wife have been arrested for allegedly violating a court order banning them from owning animals after they were convicted of fatally neglecting a dog, Nassau County prosecutors said.Danny Neira, 43, and his 34-year-old wife, Rose, were charged Thursday with criminal contempt. Judge James Darcy set their bail at $500.Prosecutors said a judge had signed an order in February banning the couple from owning animals for five years after they were convicted of animal cruelty in 2012.In that case, the couple had failed to provide food or veterinarian care to their emaciated pet Great Dane, which died after being removed from their home in 2010, prosecutors said.Despite the ban, investigators found a dog, a cockatoo and a tarantula in the couple’s home, authorities said.If convicted, the Neiras’ face up to one year in jail. They are due back in court June 4.last_img read more

Berkshire fund abandons property subsidiary over Scottish devolution risk

first_img“Accordingly,” the document states, “the Council were advised that the fund would not be requesting them to set up a Scottish Limited Partnership to hold its private rented residential investments.”The Scottish parliament currently has limited tax-raising powers and is able to vary the rate of income tax charged by 3 percentage points.Under legislation currently being debated, the devolved assembly would be granted more significant powers, including over income tax rates and air passenger duties.The decision has not halted Berkshire’s acquisition of PRS assets.Greenwood confirmed in the same report that the fund bought a 70% stake in an apartment block in the town of Wokingham for £5.7m.Greenwood’s report said the building consisted of 40 flats, all of which were rented, and that the fund was expecting to yield 4% from its investment by next year. The fund was recently involved in talks with two neighbouring boroughs that would have seen the merger of the three local government pension funds (LGPS).However, Berkshire’s most recent business plan said it still hoped to reduce costs through “co-operative working with other LGPS funds” over the course of 2015-16. The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund has shelved plans for a wholly owned property subsidiary over the devolution of greater tax powers to Scotland.The £1.6bn (€1.9bn) local authority fund was previously considering the launch of a Scottish Limited Partnership to hold its private rented sector (PRS) housing assets as it built up a portfolio, but it abandoned the idea earlier this month.Nick Greenwood, pension fund manager for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, said the limited partnership idea was dropped after the UK government promised the Scottish parliament greater tax-raising powers in the wake of 2014’s unsuccessful independence referendum.In a document tabled at the fund’s most recent pensions committee, Greenwood said representatives for the pension fund and the council’s head of finance agreed that the “small risk” of loss of tax transparency for the limited partnership – “the possibility the income received in a Scottish Limited Partnership would be taxed in Scotland” – outweighed any benefits Berkshire might gain from setting up the company.last_img read more

Tainted IV fluid ‘kills 13 pregnant women’ in India

first_img Sharing is caring! 30 Views   no discussions Share BBC News Tweet Tens of thousands of women die in India annually during pregnancyHealth authorities in India’s Rajasthan state are investigating allegations that 13 pregnant women died after they were given infected intravenous (IV) fluids at a government hospital.All the deaths were reported in Jodhpur city over the past 10 days.Laboratory tests had confirmed that IV fluids supplied by a local company were “tainted”, officials said.A police case has been registered and an investigation has begun, they said.“The women died after severe haemorrhaging and we believe the most likely cause might be an infection after they were administered tainted IV fluids,” Umaid Hospital administrator Narendra told the BBC.“During lab tests, we found three batches of glucose which were tainted. We have lodged a complaint with the police and strict action will be taken against the manufacturers,” he said.India accounts for the highest number of maternal deaths in the world with tens of thousands of women dying every year due to pregnancy-related problems.Campaigners say most of the deaths are needless and could easily be prevented if more care and attention was paid to their treatment. Share News Tainted IV fluid ‘kills 13 pregnant women’ in India by: – February 25, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Wenger coy on Fabregas

first_img Fabregas, 27, has been integral to the Blues’ Barclays Premier League title challenge this season after joining from Barcelona ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Arsenal had reluctantly sold the Spain midfielder back to his boyhood club for £30million in June 2011, and were understood to have first option should the player come back onto the market. A potential deal, though, never materialised as Fabregas – who played more than 300 games for Arsenal since breaking into the first-team as a 16-year-old – instead opted to join up with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. When the matter was raised earlier this season, Wenger insisted he had not spoken to Fabregas directly about the possibility of a transfer, with Arsenal already set on recruiting Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and with plenty of other options in the Spaniard’s preferred position, The Frenchman said he felt the “deal was done a long time ago, early 2014”. The Arsenal manager refused to be drawn further on the saga when pressed at Thursday’s pre-match media conference ahead of this weekend’s showdown with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, but indicated all was perhaps not as cut and dry as it appeared from the outside. “We will have to discuss that one day, with all the terms… it is not as clean as that,” said Wenger when asked why he chose not to bring Fabregas back to the club, when it was his decision rather than the player’s. “I cannot speak to you about that (reasons) now because that will not help us to win the game on Sunday.” Put to Wenger that it was then Fabregas who chose not to come back, the Arsenal boss replied: “I don’t know, I don’t know.” Whatever transpired behind the scenes last summer, it remains to be seen what sort of reaction the former crowd favourite will receive from home supporters on Sunday. Wenger maintains it should not be hostile. He said: “I want every player to be respected, and Cesc Fabregas when he comes to the Emirates on Sunday to be respected like he deserves. Manager Arsene Wenger insists a potential move for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas to return to the club in the summer before he joined Chelsea was not as ‘clean cut’ as it might have seemed. “The regret I have is that he wanted to leave here. This club and myself had a very positive influence on Cesc’s life, so I would be a bit uncomfortable to have to justify today why he is not here. “I believe I would rather it was the other way around.” Wenger accepts even if his side win on Sunday, then it would remain a bit ask to overhaul the leaders’ advantaged in the closing six matches. “Mathematically it will be possible, but Chelsea have their future and the championship in their hands,” said Wenger, who rates centre-back Per Mertesacker as only “50/50” to be fit on Sunday. “What we can do is get closer to them and we have an opportunity to that at home. We want to take it.” Do reduce the deficit, Wenger must get the better of Mourinho for the first time in 13 attempts. Arsenal were thumped 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge last season, and the pair had to be separated when they went toe-to-toe in the touchline when Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners in the Barclays Premier League in October. The Arsenal manager was branded a “specialist in failure” by Mourinho, but played down suggestions it was all about the men in the dugout. “It is not a confrontation (between managers), it is a confrontation of two teams,” he said. “Football is down to the fact that the performance on the day will decide the game and the result, so let’s focus on that.” Wenger continued: “We have not always lost, first of all, in 12 attempts. We have come close to beating them a few times and they have always had very strong teams. “We are on a good run and we have an opportunity to beat them at home, and we want to take it.” Chelsea locked down their 1-0 win against United last weekend to move 10 points clear, but Wenger feels it will be Arsenal’s responsibility to deal with whatever tactics are deployed by the opposition at Emirates Stadium. “We will adapt to what they do and try to find a solution. The challenge for us in top-level sport is to find solutions to every problem you meet,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more