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

Breaking Ground In Two Ways

first_imgThe memory of the smell of fried clam strips and hot fudge sundaes was resurrected Thursday morning, August 16, as about 30 government officials and members of the community gathered at the former Howard Johnson across from the traffic circle in Riverside to celebrate breaking ground on a medical complex planned for the site.Considered an eyesore for the past 15 years, though once a beloved part of Southampton Town — the highlight of downtown Riverhead visits for many a child growing up — the property has been tapped for redevelopment into a medical complex that could contain retail and apartment space in the future.“It’s altogether appropriate that revitalization starts here,” said state Assemblyman Fred Thiele, reminiscing about how when he was growing up, he would look forward to eating ice cream on the long drive from Sag Harbor to visit Riverhead with his parents.Other revitalization plans for the Riverside area that are in the works now include a boutique motel at the site of the former Peconic Paddler, upgrades for Ludlam Avenue Park, and the David W. Crohan Community Center. A park is also planned for an undeveloped parcel of land near McDonald’s. It will feature a boardwalk spanning the length of the Peconic River to Route 104.“It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for — forward progress in an area that we love in Riverside. We’ve been dreaming of revitalization of this area and we have been putting the pieces together for a long time to make this happen,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. Before being torn down last month, the building at the Ho-Jo’s site served as the home of the Riverboat Diner and, more recently, an Italian restaurant.The dilapidated building had been unoccupied for the past 15 years. It was boarded up to cover broken windows and graffiti, and over the years had morphed from a family eatery into a nuisance, often the bane of local police for drawing the attention of prostitutes and drug dealers.Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens–Smith said she believes that most people don’t know whether the parcel of land is part of Southampton or Riverhead, when they drive past it. “And, that is the way that it should be. I think that Southampton’s success is our success, and I think that the success for both of these areas is a success for the community. So, I am very proud to be here and standing with Southampton as they begin this project,” she said, noting the parcel has been long-considered a blight to the area.“It really does begin the new chapter in what we are looking forward to as we develop our communities,” she said. “This is just the beginning and I am really excited to see what is to come.”Residents will soon see workers digging a foundation, then raising steel beams at the site, which will support a three-story building with a parking area located to the rear. Once complete, only two floors will be used. The addition of a sewage treatment plant nearby in the town’s Enterprise Zone in Flanders would allow for retail uses of the building, as well as the possibility of apartments on the third floor, Schneiderman said.“We are working really hard to get sewering into this area. That will get us past some of the restrictions of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, and allow a little bit more development,” he said.Owner Paul Pawlowski, who was able to obtain a Restore New York grant to fund the demolition of the building, said it was a “blessing” that allowed him to focus on constructing a nicer building than he originally envisioned for the site. He credited the serendipity of the scenario to both community members and government officials for their vision.For lack of better words, he explained, all stakeholders involved “rolled out the red carpet.”“From the get-go, both sides had the same vision, and that’s always really helpful, but just with the planning everyone really jumped in and got to work, instead of thinking about this, just got it done,” he [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Human rights

first_img The claimant was the subject of a civil restraining order (CRO). A result of the CRO was that if he wished to seek permission to appeal the CRO, he was required to pay a fee of £80 (the fee requirement). If permission was subsequently granted, the fee would be refunded. The claimant commenced proceedings claiming that the fee requirement was incompatible with his rights under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The claim would be dismissed. It was established law that the right of access to a court did not, in principle, prevent the state from taking action to control the activities of vexatious litigants provided that: (i) the limitations applied did not restrict the access left to the individual in such a way or to such an extent that the very essence of the right was impaired; and (ii) the restriction had to pursue a legitimate aim and have a reasonable relationship of proportionality to the aim sought to be achieved (see [17] of the judgment). In the instant case, the requirement to pay a fee was not incompatible with article 6 of the Convention. There was no doubt that the requirement to pay the fee was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim (see [22], [23] of the judgment). Bhamjee v Forsdick (No 2) [2003] All ER (D) 429 (Jul) applied; Tolstoy Miloslavsky v United Kingdom (Application 18139/91) [1995] ECHR 18139/91 considered; Kreuz v Poland (Application 28249/95) [2001] ECHR 28249/95 considered; Podbielski v Poland (Application 39199/98) [2005] ECHR 39199/98 considered. Senior-Milne v Secretary of State for Justice: Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court (London) (Mr Justice Coulson): 30 October 2012 Right to a fair hearing – Access to a court – Claimant being subject of civil restraining ordercenter_img The claimant did not appear and was not represented; Sarah-Jane Davies (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the secretary of state.last_img read more

Amtrak doubles Indianapolis service

first_imgOn July 19 Amtrak reintroduced the Hoosier State, running three times a week between Chicago and Indianapolis. When combined with the existing Chicago – Washington DC Cardinal the new service doubles the frequency offered by Amtrak between Chicago and Indianapolis; business travellers can now spend a full day in Chicago and head home the same evening.Introduction of the extra trains has been made possible by rapid progress in refurbishing coaches and locomotives at Amtrak’s Beech Grove plant near Indianapolis.A spin-off benefit for Amtrak of running the extra trains is that rolling stock can now be moved between Chicago and Beech Grove on the Hoosier State, avoiding shunting delays to the Cardinal, which had been used previously for positioning stock. olast_img read more

Making Spirits Bright

first_img Share RelatedPort Isabel to hold Christmas Tree LightingBy JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel will be holding its Fourth Annual Community Tree Lighting Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at Beulah Lee Park. The event will be hosted by Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission. There will be…November 29, 2011In “News”Library’s staple dollhouse decorated for ChristmasAngie Gamez Special to the Press The holiday season is in full swing in Port Isabel, from parades, lighted boats, the lighting of the tree, holiday parties, and the many outdoor decorations throughout the Laguna Madre area. It’s a wonderful and festive time of the year. Another holiday activity would…December 26, 2019In “News”El Paseo Arts Foundations invites public to Holiday ConcertSpecial to the Parade The holiday season, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is a season of song. The familiar music fills the airwaves and can be heard in every store as shoppers search for the perfect gift. The music conjures up memories of holiday cheer shared…November 23, 2011In “South Padre Parade” Salvation Army Angel Tree collects Christmas giftsBy PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESSA child’s Christmas list is written proof of believing in the magic of Santa Claus. While some are quite modest, merely asking for a particular toy or doll, others resemble a novel, with page after page of detailed requests.That being said, nothing embodies the spirit of Christmas more than seeing the joy and delight on a child’s face as the newly opened gift reveals that one special present they’d fervently hoped for all year. Sadly, with so many families in the Laguna Madre area living below the poverty line, making a child’s Christmas wish come true can be next to impossible for many families.To help alleviate this holiday crisis, Olga Vega-Carter and a host of other volunteers started the Salvation Army Angel Tree project in the Laguna Madre area 3 years ago. Vega-Carter’s family has a long history of giving back to the community. “My dad brought the Salvation Army Service Unit into the community over 40 years ago,” Vega-Carter recalled.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

UWF Announces Time Change For January 11 Basketball Doubleheader

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida athletic department has announced a time change to both games of next Monday’s basketball doubleheader with the University of West Georgia at the UWF Field House. On Monday, Jan. 11, the women’s game will begin at 2:00 p.m. Central time and the men’s game at 4:00 p.m. CT Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Koki Ikeda tops 20-km race walk in IAAF’s first global rankings

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The rankings, which will be updated weekly, are determined by the points each athlete earns based on their performances, with the standard of each competition taken into consideration and given weight.“The IAAF world rankings will drive and shape the global competition system including entry into future major championships and enable everyone in and interested in our sport to know who is No. 1 in the world,” IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on the federation’s website.Sprinter Noah Lyles of the United States tops the men’s overall rankings after winning five 200-meter races since May, while Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech, who specializes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, is the overall women’s world No. 1.Hirooki Arai, a Rio Olympic bronze medalist and world silver medalist, sits No. 2 in the men’s 50-km race walk rankings led by Ukraine’s Maryan Zakalnytskyy.At 18th in the world, Ryota Yamagata is the best Japanese sprinter in the high-profile men’s 100 rankings, which are led by American Ronnie Baker. Yoshihide Kiryu, who holds Japan’s national record at 9.98 seconds, sits 25th while Asuka Cambridge, who was a member of Japan’s Rio Olympic silver medal-winning 4×100 team along with Yamagata and Kiryu, is ranked 41st.According to the federation, the world rankings will not be used for qualification to the Sept. 28-Oct. 6 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.The IAAF will decide at a board meeting in March whether the rankings will be taken into consideration when determining which athletes qualify for next summer’s Tokyo Olympics. GENEVA – Koki Ikeda was named the first 20-km race walk world No. 1 when the International Association of Athletics Federations launched its new official rankings system on Tuesday.The 20-year-old Ikeda won his spot atop the list after placing in the top-5 in three races since February 2018. He won gold at May’s World Race Walking Team Championships in China and finished second and fourth in two domestic competitions. KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Koki Ikeda celebrates winning the men’s 20-km race walk at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships on May 6, in Taicang, China. | GETTY/ VIA KYODO RELATED PHOTOS Ryota Yamagata, IAAF, Koki Ikeda last_img read more

Past the finishing post

first_imgTrack: Good Weather: Fine Race 1 1820 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3) 1. #4 CHIEF PROSPECT DAThomas 54.0 $185.00 *2. #7 STRIKE IT LUCKY SEllis 55.0 16L 3. #2 PLAY STATION BebHarvey* 55.0 6L 4. #6 KING NEBARUE OnBeckford2 52.0 11L 5. #1 NO MONEY FRIEND OWalker 54.0 Neck Late scratch : #3 PIZARRO Final Time : 2:04.2 Splits : 27.3, 53.0, 1:19.4, 1:48.0 Winner : 7yo b, gelding – WAR MARSHALL – PRINCESS SHEILA Trainer : STEVEN M TODD Owner : STEVEN M TODD Bred by ORETT WELLINGTON Quin : (4,7) $118.00 Ex : (4-7) $385.00 Tri : (4-7-2) $229.00 Race 2 1000 M (S) (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO&UP(NW4) *1. #6 RUNJOHNNY RUN WHenry 54.0 $76.00 2. #1 CHRISTILANO BebHarvey* 54.0 2-1/2L 3. #2 EL CLIENTE DAThomas 54.0 1-1/4L 4. #3 HOLOGRAM SHADOW GRichards 54.0 1-1/4L 5. #4 STANISLAUS JPatterson* 54.0 2L Late scratch : #7 PERFECT ASSET Final Time : 1:01.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.0 Winner : 9yo ch horse – TRADITIONAL – RUM RIDGE Trainer : JOHNNY S WILMOT Owner : ZELMUNA Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Quin : (1,6) $212.00 Ex : (6-1) $297.00 D/E : (4-6) $256.00 Tri : (6-1-2) $226.00 Race 3 600 M (S) (Purse $900,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT *1. #3 CUSTER ISpence 54.0 $61.00 2. #2 MOMS TREASURE OWalker 52.5 2-3/4L 3. #1 NEVADA DBeharie 52.0 4L 4. #4 PINE NUT OScott2 52.0 1-1/2L 5. #6 FREE ADDI WHenry 54.0 Neck Final Time : 0:35.4 Splits : 22.4 Winner : 2yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – PATTY GIRL Trainer : PHILIP M FEANNY Owner : HAM STABLES LIMITED (COMPANY) Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Quin : (2,3) $96.00 Ex : (3-2) $115.00 D/E : (6-3) $101.00 Tri : (3-2-1) $66.00 Rolling Triple : (4-6-3) $305.00 Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $680,000) NB5YO&UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T) *1. #7 BROOKLYN JPatterson* 50.5 $73.00 $58.00 2. #1 REASSURANCE GRichards 51.5 6-1/2L $208.00 3. #3 MOON WALK PParchment 53.5 1-1/4L $127.00 4. #4 NEWTON’S FIRST LAW MWard3 50.0 Neck 5. #2 MY ANGEL BRIANNAH OScott2 50.5 3-1/2L Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.2 Winner : 5yo b mare – TAQARUB – LITTLE MISS AMANDA Trainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MICHAEL H GREEN Bred by NEW BLUE LTD. Quin : (1,7) $949.00 Ex : (7-1) $1,058.00 D/E : (3-7) $115.00 Tri : (7-1-3) $2,923.00 Superfecta : (7-1-3-4) $4,207.00 Rolling Triple : (6-3-7) $155.00 Race 5 1500 M (Purse $900,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($1MIL-$850,0)/NB3YO&UP(NW4) *1. #2 DYSFUNCTIONAL AntThomas2 53.0 $74.00 2. #6 BRUCE WAYNE LSteadman* 54.0 4-1/4L 3. #3 QUEEN OF BAGDAD AChatrie 51.0 3-1/2L 4. #5 COUNCIL OF TRENT PParchment 53.5 2-1/2L 5. #1 STORMING OWalker 52.5 1/2L Final Time : 1:33.1 Splits : 23.4, 46.4, 1:12.2 Winner : 5yo b gelding – HE’STHEREALTHING – LUSCIOUS Trainer : ,WAYNE A DACOSTA Owner : BITTER SWEET Bred by JEFFREY MORDECAI Quin : (2,6) $76.00 Ex : (2-6) $110.00 D/E : (7-2) $136.00 Tri : (2-6-3) $168.00 Rolling Triple : (3-7-2) $138.00 Race 6 1820 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT 1. #3 TRICKSTER DCardenas 52.0 $574.00 $225.00 2. #9 DREAMINGOFANNA SEllis 54.0 6-1/2L $77.00 3. #7 PURE HEART PParchment 54.0 1-3/4L $262.00 4. #8 MY MOM JUSS OnBeckford2 50.5 1/2L 5. #1 NALA’S BUSHMAN PHolder 54.0 3/4L *6. #11 DEZZY THE GENIUS AntThomas2 52.0 2-1/2L Late scratch : #2 MY SON BATES Final Time : 2:01.4 Splits : 28.2, 53.2, 1:18.4, 1:46.0 Winner : 3yo dkb filly- CASUAL TRICK – FACE TRACKER Trainer :,GORDON A LEWIS Owner : GORDON A LEWIS Bred by GORDON LEWIS Quin : (3,9) $1,114.00 Ex : (3-9) $2,234.00 D/E : (2-3) $1,045.00 Tri : (3-9-7) $4,997.00 Superfecta : (3-9-7-8) $20,958.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $106,048.80 Rolling Triple : (7-2-3) $3,854.00 Pick-4 : (3-7-2-3) $3,332.00 (4/4) Single Winner Bonus: $23,093.27 Super-6 : (4-6,7-3-7-2-3) $6,524.50 (6/6) Race 7 1200 M (Purse $600,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE 1. #5 SERIOUSMANIPULATOR PParchment 57.0 $159.00 $99.00 2. #4 HARBOUR DEEN NBerger3 49.0 3-1/2L $160.00 3. #6 ASTRO GRichards 56.0 3-1/4L $64.00 *4. #8 SQUIT WHenry 55.0 2L 5. #7 CODY’S DREAM LSteadman* 57.0 3L Final Time : 1:19.0 Splits : 24.3, 49.2 Winner : 5yo b gelding – RIZZI LEE – FAST BREAK Trainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner : DONOVAN PLUMMER Bred by DONOVAN PLUMMER Quin : (4,5) $617.00 Ex : (5-4) $1,123.00 D/E : (3-5) $5,043.00 Tri : (5-4-6) $489.00 Superfecta : (5-4-6-8) $2,081.00 Rolling Triple : (2-3-5) $6,212.00 Race 8 800 M (S) (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4) *1. #5 BULLET RAJ OnBeckford2 52.0 $138.00 $62.00 2. #9 METICULOUS DCardenas 53.0 3L $56.00 3. #10 ICE ICE BABY AntThomas2 52.0 1-1/4L $74.00 4. #7 SILVER ROCKET NBerger3 51.0 4-1/2L 5. #12 GATO DORADO JPatterson* 52.0 2L Late scratch : #8 BLOEMFONTEIN, #11 WOODHOUSE Final Time : 0:47.0 Splits : 23.1 Winner : 5yo ch geldling – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – DANCING GOLD Trainer : BORRIS MCINTOSH Owner : BORRIS MCINTOSH Bred by WILBERT LIVINGSTONE BAGWANDEEN Quin : (5,9) $196.00 Ex : (5-9) $303.00 D/E : (5-5) $384.00 Tri : (5-9-10) $224.00 Superfecta : (5-9-10-7) $791.00 Hi-5 : (5-9-10-7-12) $3,705.00 Rolling Triple : (3-5-5) $12,717.00 Pick-5 : (7-2-3-5-5,8,11) $17,384.00 (5/5) Placepot 8: (4,7-1,6-2,3-1,7-2,6-3,9-4,5-5,9) $230.00 (8/8) OWEN SILVERA MEMORIAL CUP Race 9 1600 M (Purse $1,150,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE 1. #2 UNCLE FRANK AntThomas2 51.0 $204.00 2. #1 RADICAL GRichards 51.5 1/2L *3. #3 MARVELLOUS MARVA MWard3 54.0 1L 4. #4 BIRDIE MY LOVE OEdwards 50.5 1-1/2L 5. #6 SUPERTRONICS NBerger3 49.0 25L Late scratch : #5 HOVER CRAFT Final Time : 1:39.1 Splits : 24.1, 47.1, 1:11.4 Winner : 4yo dkb gelding – STORM CRAFT – DUSTY MILLY Bred by PHILIP SMITH & MURIEL CHAMBERS Quin : (1,2) $356.00 Ex : (2-1) $782.00 D/E : (5-2) $768.00 Tri : (2-1-3) $239.00 Rolling Triple : (5-5-2) $4,906.0 Race 10 1500 M (Purse $650,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) *1. #9 WINTER IS COMING AntThomas2 54.0 $97.00 $62.00 2. #5 DEAL MARKER OScott2 52.0 1/2L $75.00 3. #6 VICE ROYALTY AChatrie 52.0 Neck $109.00 4. #2 BLUE TRADITION LSteadman* 54.0 4L 5. #11 REGAL PROSPECTOR KRobinson 54.0 2-1/2L Late scratch : #14 EDDIE’S PRINCESS Final Time : 1:34.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.1, 1:12.3 Winner : 4yo dkb gelding – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLD Trainer : WAYNE A DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTA Bred by ELIZABETH ANNE DACOSTA Quin : (5,9) $181.00 Ex : (9-5) $385.00 D/E : (2-9) $488.00 Tri : (9-5-6) $308.00 Superfecta : (9-5-6-2) $559.00 Hi-5 : (9-5-6-2-11) $2,070.00 Rolling Triple : (5-2-9) $3,396.00 Pick-4 : (5-5,8,11-2-9,14) $5,552.00 (4/4) Single Winner Bonus : $347,465.17 Super-6 : (2-3-5-5,8,11-2-9,14) $63,037.80 (6/6) Pick-9 : (6,7-3-7-2-3-5-5,8,11-2-9,14) $135,357.20 (9/9) Single Winner Bonus : $94,538.86last_img read more