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Man Arrested in Sarah Goode’s Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Dante Taylor (SCPD)A 19-year-old Mastic man has been charged with murder of a Medford woman who was found dead in a wooded area in her hometown last month, Suffolk County police said.Dante Taylor was arrested July 10 in Florida by Suffolk County police detectives and the United States Marshals for an unrelated arrest warrant. He was transferred to Suffolk police headquarters where he was charged on Saturday with second-degree murder, police said.Taylor will be held at the Sixth Precinct until his arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.The woman, Sarah Goode, had been reported missing by her sister in early June and was found in a thickly wooded area on June 12. Police were called to the area after a search group of about 45 people found Goode’s body near Camden Court.Goode’s BMW was found about a mile from where her body was discovered.last_img read more

Third Faye Joseph International dominoes competition set for April

first_imgTHE third edition of the Faye Joseph International Dominoes competition will officially take place April 14-17, at the National Gymnasium as was announced yesterday during a launching ceremony. Joseph, in whose honour the tournament is being played, is also the president of the GDA. She will host the ceremony at her 1222 Gaulding Place home, speaking to her love for the sport.The GDA president also extended an invitation to the public and private sectors and other interested groups to come out and participate in the tournament, adding that there are incentives up for grabs.The best of the locals will be up against teams from Barbados, USA, Puerto Rico, Antigua and the Dominican Republic, while other countries have also been invited, but their confirmation has not been received as yet.Among those in attendance were representative of Digicel, Events & Sponsorship executive Louanna Abrams, who contended that the company is pleased to be on board for another year.“We at Digicel try to make every effort to diversify our resources to support every discipline in sport,” she said, wishing the organisers well in the hosting of the international tournament.GDA vice-president Rodwell Phillips remarked that the sport has developed from a pastime to one where there is competitive action, underscoring that the tournament only enhances this dream further.Secretary Barbara Marshall in her remarks gave a brief outline of the tournament which will see the winning team receive $1M. The 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-placed teams will collect $500 000, $300 000 and $200 000 respectively along with trophies.Entrance fee is US$220 or G$44 000.Meanwhile, over $2M in prize money will be up for grabs while there will be a number of incentives for outstanding individual performances throughout the four-day event.The ‘pullorama’ will be conducted on opening day at the same venue. The defending champions are Phantom.Also in attendance at the press conference were official members, Orin Boston, Kevin Boston and Jane Chase.last_img read more

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich sympathetic toward Kobe Bryant

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Some of us pass away early and some live until they’re 104. That’s obviously part of everybody’s deal. But other than that, he’s somebody who’s such a competitor that he wants to compete as long as he can,” Popovich said. “He does the things he needs to do with his body, both in what he puts in his body and how he works his body out so he can play as long as possible. That’s what drives him.”And with Bryant’s determination not enough, that left Popovich offering sympathy to the Lakers’ star.“When somebody like that in that stature goes down, it’s not good for everybody,” Popovich said. “Obviously for his team, but for the league as well.” Change the channelTNT canceled its plans Friday to televise the Lakers’ home game at Staples Center against the New York Knicks on March 12. Earlier this week, ESPN dropped the Lakers’ game in New York on Feb. 1, as the two teams have a combined 19-67 record. The scheduled Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 2 had also changed for the second time in less than a week. After ABC dumped its plan to telecast the game at 12:30 p.m. and shifted the time to 6:30 p.m., ESPN has since picked up the game and will move the time up to 3:30 p.m.center_img SAN ANTONIO — Amid all the success San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich enjoyed through five NBA championship runs, there remained one central figure that made his blood pressure boil on the sideline.His name is Kobe Bryant, the Lakers’ star winning two of his five NBA championships after playing a role in eliminating the Spurs in the postseason. But with the 36-year-old Bryant having a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that could sideline him for the rest of the 2014-15 season, Popovich looked at those frustrating times with nostalgia. “I can think of a lot of shots Kobe made that basically knocked us out,” Popovich said before the Lakers (12-31) faced the Spurs (27-17) on Friday at AT&T Center. “In an odd, weird sort of way, I sort of enjoy it. When they don’t play anymore, you get to say, Wow, I got to see so and so play. He’s one of those kind of guys.”Bryant fits that mold partly because he has overcome extensive injuries in his 19-year career. In the past two years, Bryant suffered season-ending injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee before eventually returning. last_img read more