Pharma CEO And Wu-Tang Album Owner Martin Shkreli Has Been Arrested On Fraud Charges

first_imgMartin Shkreli, the Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO that recently made headlines for spending $2 million for Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, has been arrested on charges of securities fraud.Shkreli first made the rounds earlier this year, when he raised the price of an AIDS medication from $13.50 to $750. Incidentally, neither the Wu-Tang album or the price gouging were the cause of his downfall.It seems that Shkreli also started the firm Retrophin, Inc., a biotechnology research company. By taking stock from Retrophin and using it to pay unrelated business debts, Shkreli had broken the law. The company’s board ousted him and filed a lawsuit against him, and has since cooperated with federal investigations. Even Donald Trump called him a “spoiled brat,” and Bernie Sanders rerouted a $2,700 donation to an HIV clinic in lieu of accepting it for his campaign. The guys from Wu-Tang Clan took his money and donated it to charity as well.Seems like Shkreli won’t be getting that private Radiohead album anytime soon.[Via Bloomberg]last_img read more

US institute inducts Barbadian superstar into ‘Wall of Fame’

first_img Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Apr 20, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 “New York music producer Evan Rogers heard Rihanna perform while vacationing on the island and brought the then 16-year-old to the United States to record demos and shortly after, Def Jam’s acting president – Jay-Z, signed the young Barbadian. The Barbadian pop sensation is now the recipient of eight Grammy Awards from 24 nominations. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados(Barbados Government Information Service) Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding…September 20, 2018In “Barbados”Four-time T&T Olympic medalist, Ato Boldon, inducted into ‘Wall of Fame’(June 16, 2019 CMC) – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted four-time Trinidadian Olympic medal winner Ato Boldon into its “Wall of Fame.” Boldon holds the Trinidad and Tobago national record in the 50, 60 and 200 meters events, with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77 seconds…June 17, 2019In “Featured”Jamaican-American Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Inducted Into Wall Of FameWASHINGTON,  CMC – The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted Jamaican-American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph into its “Wall of Fame” in commemoration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations. Ralph was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Ivy, a Jamaican fashion designer, and Stanley Ralph, a college…July 3, 2018In “In the Diaspora”Share this on WhatsApp WASHINGTON, CMC – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) on Saturday inducted Barbadian pop icon Rihanna into its “Wall of Fame” as Caribbean nationals here celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage month. ICS said that Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is “one of the biggest pop stars to emerge from the 2000s.” Born on February 20, 1988, Rihanna grew up in the parish of St. Michael in Barbados, and began singing in primary school. Jul 12, 2019center_img You may be interested in… COVID-19: An Opportunity to Rethink Caribbean Diaspora… CDB allocates US$100,000 for COVID-19 Emergency Relief… Saiku Andrews’ Pillow Could Speak Jul 13, 2020last_img read more

Johnson Named GSC Player of the Week

first_img Share Johnson Named GSC Player of the Week Katie Johnson is a three-time GSC Player of the Week (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida senior outside hitter Katie Johnson has been named Gulf South Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. Johnson led UWF to a 3-1 record last week.The senior outside hitter has now won three GSC weekly awards this season. She has won two GSC East Offensive Player of the Week trophies and one Defensive Player of the Week award.The Tallahassee native posted four huge games last week, three of them coming in Argonaut victories. On Thursday against Saint Leo, she recorded 18 kills and 11 digs in a 3-2 win. One day later, she collected 19 kills and 12 digs in a 3-1 win over Lynn.On Saturday, the senior smashed 20 kills, one short of a career high, in a 3-1 loss to No. 3 Tampa. She finished he strong week hours later, posting 10 kills and 10 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Florida Southern.For the week, Johnson tallied 67 kills at a .261 hitting percentage. She also registered 38 digs on the week.Johnson and the 25th-ranked Argonauts play a trio of matches this week. On Tuesday, UWF hosts Mobile, while this weekend the Argos go on the road to face GSC East opponents Valdosta State and West Georgia.GSC Players of the Week – 10/19/10East DivisionOffense: Katie Johnson, West FloridaDefense: Lauren Greenhill, North AlabamaWest DivisionOffense: Sarah Von Lienen, Arkansas TechDefense: Emily Tate, HardingPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Morneau Wants to Play In First Exhibition Game

first_imgTwins first baseman Justin Morneau says he wants to play in the Twins first exhibition game against Tampa Bay Saturday at 12:05 in Fort Myers, Florida.  Hear the game on WJON.  Morneau has been battling concussion symptoms and other injuries over the past 2 seasons but says he feels good after a week of spring training.  Morneau hit a double and a homerun in batting practice against Francisco Liriano Tuesday.Morneau played in just 69 games for the Twins last season and hit .227 with 4 homeruns and 30 RBIs. About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 1080p HD 1/1 360p 720p HDlast_img read more

Winless Twins Lose Another to ChiSox

first_img 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins are still without a win in 2016 after losing 3-1 this (Thursday) afternoon to the Chicago White Sox.Minnesota managed only four hits in the loss and have now been swept for the third straight series to begin the season. About Connatix V56892 720p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) To add injury to insult, center fielder Byron Buxton left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the hand with a pitch.The 0-9 Twins host a weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels starting tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. with coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. on AM 1240 WJON. 1/1last_img read more

High Court bars Cricket Ombudsman from executing duties

first_imgAnother twist in the tale of Guyana’s administrative cricket deadlock occurred yesterday when High Court Judge Justice Fidela Corbin granted an interim injunction barring Cricket Ombudsman Attorney-at-law Stephen Lewis from executing his duties. The application was filed in the High Court since April 2019 by Attorney-at-Law Arudranauth Gossai on behalf of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) but a number of legal issues prevented the matter from being heard until yesterday in Georgetown.The ruling was issued by Justice Corbin at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown where a judges’ conference is ongoing. Arudranauth GossaiAttorney Gossai told Stabroek Sport that he was forced to approach the High Court with a supplementary affidavit in Berbice after the Cricket Ombudsman issued a notice in one of the local newspapers on January 1, 2020, that he will be performing his duties.  The injunction against Lewis will remain in effect until January 27, 2020, when the application will be further considered by the High Court. This ruling holds significance since it is the Cricket Ombudsman who is mandated to oversee the holding of elections by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which according to newspaper advertisements will be held on January 26, 2020 – a day before the expiration of Lewis’ interim injunction. The notice for the GCB’s elections and Annual General Meeting (AGM) was published in the Kaieteur News and the Guyana Chronicle on December 25, 2019, and stated that it will be held on January 26, 2020. Gossai has described that move as a “mockery of Guyana’s judicial system.”Lewis was initially appointed as the Cricket Ombudsman in May 2018 by the Guyana Cricket Board but that appointment was challenged in the High Court by the Berbice Cricket Board.The matter was heard before Justice Corbin who declared the appointment illegal and in contravention of sections 10 and 17 of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act (GCAA) No. 14 of 2014. However, Lewis was reappointed to the post by Minister Norton in March 2019 under section 17 of the Act. Lewis, a former president and vice president of the Everest Cricket Club, works with a law firm which represents one faction involved in a number of ongoing court matters against cricket stakeholders. (Royston Alkins)last_img read more