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  • That Time Anthony Bourdain Weighed In On The Grateful Dead And Phish

    first_imgAnthony Bourdain, the chef, author, travel documentarian, television host and all-around American hero who brought so many together through his beloved shows like Parts Unknown, died Friday, June, 8th due to an apparent suicide. The news came as an absolute shock to the world, with an outpouring of love coming from chefs and foodies, celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes and even Barack Obama.Bourdain was an unsung hero to many, traveling the world to places unknown and diving deep into the world’s finest delicacies. Though he shared close friendships with many of our favorite musicians, he made one thing clear – “I hate hippies”.Watch below as Anthony Bourdain answers a Q&A question on why he disliked the Grateful Dead and Phish:[Video: guyyute]Rest In Peace, Anthony Bourdain!last_img read more

  • John Venditto Acquitted of Corruption Charges

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ex-Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto was acquitted of federal corruption charges, although the jury has yet to reach a verdict on his two co-defendants, former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda.A federal jury found Venditto not guilty Thursday of honest services fraud, federal program bribery and other charges following an 11-week-long trial at Central Islip federal court. The jury has been deliberating for a week.Prosecutors had alleged the Republican conspired between 2010 and 2015 to use their power to back loans for and award contracts to a businessman, who in turn gave them kickbacks and a $450,000 no-show job for the county executive’s wife.The defense had argued that the business man and key witness in the case, Harendra Singh, a former restaurateur who authorities alleged had gotten favors in exchange for kickbacks, could not be trusted because he struck a plea deal. Singh is Mangano’s former close friend. The Town of Oyster Bay had backed $20 million in loans for Singh, which has drawn the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Three months after his arrest, Venditto resigned in January 2017 so he could focus on his defense. He was later replaced by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino. Mangano, a fellow Republican, continued to serve out his last term and was replaced in January by Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.Venditto is still facing criminal charges filed by Nassau County prosecutors in a separate case. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.last_img read more

  • FAIR START: In exhibition win over Kutztown, SU freshman Fair steals show

    first_imgJim Boeheim described C.J. Fair as ‘smart.’ Scoop Jardine referred to Fair’s playing style and performance as ‘pretty.’ And after the Syracuse freshman tied for the team-high in points with 14 in his debut Tuesday, Jardine had some words for those unfamiliar with the name of his rookie counterpart. ‘He is going to be good,’ Jardine said. ‘I’m telling you all. ‘Watch.’ Coming off the bench, Fair, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Baltimore, was one of five double-figure scorers for Syracuse in its 96-60 exhibition win over Kutztown in front of 7,371 fans inside the Carrier Dome. In the first of SU’s two tune-up contests prior to the start of its regular season, Fair and his freshman teammates made the most of their first time officially playing on Jim Boeheim Court.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text But Fair was the newcomer from whom Jardine saw intelligence throughout the game — especially on a spin dribble, while posting up, against a smaller opponent in the first half. Fair was the pretty player who got around his opponent swiftly with the spin dribble. And he was one of the highlights of SU’s night with repeated put-back dunks. The freshman forward was second on the team in field-goal percentage, going 5-for-7 from the field for a 71 percent mark. On a night when the Orange was a perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line, Fair converted on all four of his attempts. And in the first half, it was a display of that pretty and smart player Fair’s coaches and elders described. For Boeheim, it was an exhibition of Fair being in the right place at the right time. That is what an intelligent freshman will bring to the table. ‘C.J. is a smart player,’ Boeheim said. ‘He does get in the right places, and he is a good finisher. A good rebounder. I thought he played well.’ Although Fair shared the court most of the night with what could be his main competition for playing time in Boeheim’s rotation — sophomore forwards Mookie Jones and James Southerland — Fair was the showstopper. All because of two things. First, his solid, mature body for a freshman — one Jardine described as more of an upperclassman’s than a freshman’s. And because of those smarts. To junior forward Kris Joseph, the intelligence Fair brings to the team and Boeheim is cognizant of what was most apparent on the spin dribble. ‘That is not something he works on every day,’ Joseph said of Fair’s play. ‘That is something that is just instinct in the game. He knew he had a smaller guy on him, and he spun baseline and had the height advantage and went up with the ball. ‘(Fair is a) smart player. Very smart player. His IQ is very high.’ Sitting in the SU locker room postgame, Fair hinted at that intelligence. It was intelligence that he had accrued thanks to studying a specific play from a specific player in practice. That player — Jones — also happened to be his competition. The breakdown: Every time Jones shoots the ball, Fair knows he misses soft off the rim. It is a good opportunity to crash the boards. In his debut, Fair didn’t put back a Jones-missed 3-pointer with a dunk — Southerland did. It was just another example of the competition that is sure to be there for minutes come the regular season. But Fair did put back his share of dunks off SU misses. After one game, the smarts for the pretty player appear to be there. And after one game that was just an exhibition, he has the head start in a competition that Fair doesn’t even feel exists. ‘It is no competition between us,’ Fair said. ‘I am just out here to play my game and whatever coach needs at the time he needs, and I’ll just be waiting for him to call my number.’ [email protected] Published on November 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

  • GTT still in talks with GRA over millions in owed taxes

    first_img— as 45% corporate tax cited as exorbitantThe Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company is currently in talks with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) over millions of dollars in taxes its reportedly owes the Authority.GTT CEO Justin NeddWhen asked during a press conference on Tuesday, GTT Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd noted that such matters are still under discussion. However, Nedd pointed to the company’s track record of paying taxes. In fact, Nedd described the company as one of Guyana’s largest tax payers.“GRA has a position, we also have a position. That’s something that we continue to discuss. What I can tell you is if you look at our remittances to the GRA, we’re one of the biggest taxpayers in the country”.“Publicly traded companies, things like fraud can have a very significant, damaging effect. We are a strong corporate citizen, we’re here for the long haul. We’ve been here for 30 years and we fully intend to continue (our presence)”.This is against the backdrop of a 45 per cent corporate tax rate, which Nedd complained about during the press conference. According to the CEO, GTT operates on a very uneven playing field that sees persons paying as little as 27 per cent corporate tax, thus, boosting their net profits.“There’s some challenges that we still face, 45 per cent corporate tax is still a tough one. But it’s been that way since 1991, when GTT started. And come liberalisation, it is my hope that (it reduces). Cause some of our competitors have declared that they’re paying 27 per cent tax”.It was reported last year that GTT and its parent company, Atlantic Tele-Network owed over US$44M in taxes to GRA. At the time, GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia had said that his agency would be adhering to taxation principles during negotiations.The liberalisation of the sector is said to be dependent on the settlement of the US$44 million tax claim against GTT. However, the company continues to enjoy the monopoly in international voice and data services until 2030.The company has said previously that should it be held liable for any of the disputed tax assessments totalling US$41.1 million; it is of the view that the Government would then be obligated to reimburse it for any amounts necessary to ensure a not-less-than 15 per cent return on investment.Earlier this year, the Government, through Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes and GTT had reached an agreement to fast track liberalisation.last_img read more