×Former Chief Zacche Former Chief Zacche JERSEY CITY – Phil Zacche, who retired as Jersey City police chief last April, confessed on Friday to collecting thousands of dollars inappropriately from the Jersey City Housing Authority.The 38-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department admitted to accepting money to work off duty as security for the housing authority, shifts he said in Federal Court that he did not actually work.“We have been aware of this for quite some time, and we were the ones that provided the allegations to the prosecutor’s office in the first place when this was brought to our attention in 2015,” said City Spokes Kim Scalcione, in a statement issued by Mayor Steven Fulop. “We have zero tolerance for corruption or misconduct and today’s actions speak to this. We will continue to work with the federal authorities to root out corruption.”Zacche became chief in 2014 after the city demoted the previous chief in a power struggle over reorganization of the police department.Zacche faces a potential 10 years in jail, and a possible fine of $250,000. He also agreed as part of a plea deal to pay back $24,700.
As many environmentalists and scientists worry that the United States is retreating from the fight against global climate change, acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen warned Tuesday that preoccupation with the issue is actually diverting attention from more immediate threats to nature.In a talk at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Franzen said the focus on preventing long-term changes to climate — a cause he contends has largely been lost — leaves scant resources for saving endangered species and other short-term ecological needs.“When it comes to the environment, climate now has an absolute lock on the liberal imagination,” Franzen said. “Any attempt to change the subject, even if you are trying to change it to the epic extinction event that human beings are already creating without the help of climate change, is an offense against that religion.”The author of such novels as “The Corrections,” “Freedom,” and “Purity,” as well as several works of nonfiction, Franzen spoke at Gund Hall as part of the Graduate School of Design’s Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture Series.Diane E. Davis, chair of the School’s Department of Urban Planning and Design, introduced Franzen, with whom she shares St. Louis roots, as a “quintessentially urban writer, a man concerned not just with the dilemmas of modernity … but also deeply cognizant of the power of place, space, and territory in creating the context of human experience.”But it was his passion for the environment and for protecting free speech, as well as his reflections on the current political climate, that occupied Franzen in his lecture.Franzen, an ardent bird watcher, drew the wrath of fellow environmentalists for committing what he termed “offenses against liberal orthodoxy” in a 2015 New Yorker article on climate change and the environment. The piece expressed skepticism that the world would “take the radical actions necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change,” Franzen said, and argued we’d be too late even if we did.Franzen also took issue with claims by some progressives that the reason the United States “can’t really get serious about reducing its carbon emissions is that fossil fuel corporations are sponsoring denialists and buying elections.” He acknowledged that this behavior occurs, but said that the issue is more complicated.“The problem really is not that democracy is being prevented so much as that democracy is occurring. … It’s precisely the citizens in the major carbon-emitting democracies who benefit from cheap gasoline and global trade,” he said, adding that the cost of that pollution is borne heavily by people in undeveloped nations like Bangladesh.Franzen said he saw a “silver lining” for the environment in the election of Trump, noting that such actions as the administration’s recent rejection of a petition to ban use of a harmful pesticide could “remind people that there are other issues besides climate change … that matter right now.”A narrow focus on global warming is also a poor strategy for mobilizing public support for the environment, Franzen said.“Ordinary Americans understand apparently better than the liberal elite does that there’s precisely nothing that any individual can do about climate change — nothing except feel guilty,” he said. “And guilt is one of the least effective human motivators.”Franzen took aim at progressives on several other issues, including for actions he said undermine free expression. He cited recent protests mounted at the University of California, Berkeley, and Middlebury College against planned appearances by controversial speakers. Franzen said the actions amounted to “suppressing free speech.”He also directed his ire at Americans focused on simply denouncing President Trump instead of “trying to understand and maybe win over the swing voters who responded to the Trump message of anti-elitism and anti-global nationalism.” The effect, he said, has been to “deepen the liberal silo, not see beyond it.”
The partnership enables Carwiz to directly connect with tourists from South Korea coming to Croatia using Dangbo Air Service, while the South Korean partner got a quality and reliable partner in Croatia, as well as throughout the entire Carwiz franchise network that grows from month to month. To date, Carwiz has successfully placed its franchise network on the markets of Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Cyprus, Morocco, Turkey, Serbia, Albania and St. Petersburg. Matreen from the Caribbean. Thanks to modern design, brand positioning, marketing strategy and high quality service, we have established ourselves as leaders in innovative trends in the car rental industry. In this way, we recognized an interesting market and achieved business cooperation, he points out Krešimir Dobrilović, founder and director of CARWIZ rent a car, and adds: “Entering the Republic of Korea market is a step based on analysis and figures, so we are glad that the partners reluctantly accepted our proposal. It is important to point out that the market is changing, as well as the habits of South Korean tourists who in recent years, from tourists who exclusively use organized round trips, increasingly began to travel for sightseeing in their own arrangement.” CARWIZ BECAME A CROATIAN TOURIST EXPORT PRODUCT! THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL IT IS EXPANDING TO THE GLOBAL MARKET Related news: By signing a partnership with Dangbo Air Services, one of the largest and most professional groundhandling providers in South Korea, we became the first Croatian car rental company to follow the trends in recognizing the value of the Asian market in global tourism development, says Krešimir Dobrilović, founder and director of CARWIZ rent a cara. The research of the Croatian National Tourist Board for 2018 indicates that it was over in Croatia 500 Korean tourists, and it is predicted that in 2019 Croatia will maintain the positive trend of growth of arrivals and overnight stays of South Korean tourists. Also, as they point out from Carwiz, negotiations on franchise cooperation are currently underway with about 20 rent a car houses from all over the world – Among other things, the markets of Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Malta, Kosovo, Germany, and even potential partners from the US market. Photo: Carwiz “South Korean tourists differ from European ones in that the age of the vehicle is extremely important to them, as well as all the accessories – from the GoPro camera to WiFi, without which they can hardly imagine life and travel. Compared to European tourists, Koreans are less price sensitive and therefore willing to set aside a larger budget to have everything they need to travel to create an unforgettable experience.” concluded Dobrilović. Tourists from Asian countries record the largest number of arrivals in Zagreb, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik with the intention of visiting destinations like Plitvice Lakes and Krka Waterfalls. We are almost equally visited by Asian tourists between 20 and 30 years of age, as well as those belonging to the age group of 40 to 59 years of age. A few days ago, Carwiz rent a car became the first Croatian rent a car operating in the Asian market. The number of arrivals of South Korean tourists in Croatia in 2018, compared to 2016, increased by almost 21%. Informatically very well versed, tourists from a country where slightly more than 90% of the population uses the Internet, want to nurture their habits on their travels. The needs of tourists are different, so Carwiz offers a wide range of accessories in cars with an average age of six months.
JJ Hanrahan – the scorer of Munster’s match-winning try in Perpignan last Saturday – turned provider for the province’s latest comeback win, with his crossfield kick sending O’Mahony over in the right corner. The young out-half added the conversion for good measure as the Scarlets’ brave bid to end the RaboDirect PRO12 leaders’ seven-match winning run fell agonisingly short. Thomas missed a chance to move the Llanelli outfit back in front on the half hour, following good carries from Richard Kelly and busy scrum-half Rhodri Williams. An injury to Casey brought former Ireland Under-20 captain Niall Scannell on for his competitive debut for the province, who also had to take off tighthead prop BJ Botha after he picked up a knock. The Scarlets, who did the double over Munster last season, bolted into a 10-3 lead early in the second period thanks to Barclay’s converted effort just two minutes in. Kristian Phillips spearheaded a break from deep and Aled Thomas then found a gap between Scannell and Hanrahan, with Barclay on his shoulder to take the scoring pass. Thomas converted and Munster were quick to respond with Hanrahan’s right boot punishing Ken Owens for going off his feet at a ruck. Although the hosts’ passing let them down at times, Munster were beginning to gather some momentum and Hanrahan made it a one-point game after Josh Turnbull infringed in front of the posts. Turnbull came to the Scarlets’ rescue when he kicked the ball from Duncan Williams’ grasp as Munster probed close in for an elusive try. A subsequent penalty from distance was missed by Hanrahan. Things started to unravel for the visitors when prop Rob Evans was binned for some loose play at a Munster line-out, and then replacement Poole saw yellow for a tip tackle on Barry O’Mahony, Ronan’s brother. The breakthrough looked like it might not come as Rob McCusker marshalled an impressive show of resistance from the Scarlets, and Munster abandoned their hopes of a drop goal when Duncan Williams dummied and scampered through a gap. The home side picked from a couple of close range rucks before Hanrahan’s well-delivered kick out to the right sat up nicely for O’Mahony to score. Television match official Dermot Moloney cleared a potential knock-on in the build-up and referee Nigel Owens was happy that O’Mahony was onside for the ruck, allowing Munster to celebrate another nail-biting victory. Munster dished up another dose of injury-time heroics as Ronan O’Mahony’s last-gasp try denied the 13-man Scarlets at Musgrave Park. Press Association Rob Evans (73 minutes) and Mike Poole (76) were sin-binned in quick succession as Simon Easterby’s men scrapped for what would have been a rare win on the road – the Welsh side have only beaten Connacht away since November 2012. Aled Thomas and man-of-the-match Hanrahan kicked a penalty apiece as the sides went in at the break on level terms (3-3), with neither try-line truly threatened. That changed on the resumption as Munster made a lacklustre start to the second half in allowing flanker John Barclay to touch down under the posts. Hanrahan kicked two penalties to close the gap and although he missed a 69th minute shot at the posts, the Kerry native took centre stage in another riveting rescue mission. Despite the wintry conditions, there was a free-flowing start to the game and plenty of activity in the Munster half before Gareth Maule was wayward with a drop-goal attempt. Hanrahan also missed the target from a seventh minute penalty after Gareth Owen prevented a quick line-out by throwing the ball away. Ivan Dineen was prominent for the hosts in defence and attack, but the Scarlets took the lead in the 14th minute thanks to a penalty from out-half Thomas. A well-executed line-out maul with new hooker Duncan Casey piling into the Scarlets’ 22 set up Hanrahan for his levelling 23rd-minute kick.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa have not enjoyed the current Test series in India, losing by big margins in the Vizag and Pune Tests to trail 0-2 down in the three-match series. For Dean Elgar, who had endured a nightmare tour in 2015, it has been a story of redemption as he became the first South African batsman in nine years to score a ton in India when he smashed 160 in Vizag. In the Pune Test, he looked confident and aggressive in his knock of 48 but just before lunch, he fell to Ravichandran Ashwin as the Proteas suffered a big loss. Speaking ahead of the Ranchi Test match, Elgar said a tour to India was always a tour of self discovery. “It’s a challenging tour. You get stretched as a person, you get stretched as a cricketer, I think you get to know yourself quite a lot as a person when you come to the smaller places where the hotels are maybe not as good, and you get challenged on the field. It’s always a good learning curve coming to India,” Elgar said.India have now won four out of four Tests in the ICC World Test Championships, having won two in the West Indies and two against South Africa. India are the first teams to get to 200 points and they are 140 points ahead of New Zealand, who are second on 60 points. South Africa will be determined to get on the board, with points available for all matches, ruling out the possibility of a dead rubber.”It’s no secret that it’s been a bit of a challenge for all of us. We haven’t played our greatest cricket, consistent cricket. But we are trying to be positive. The senior players are trying to keep the guys motivated. We are still representing our country which is an immensely proud moment for every player. We still motivate everyone within our squad. It has been a challenging few weeks but it’s still not too gloomy for us. We are upbeat, the morale in the camp is still very good. We still have one game and we can actually change quite a lot. We are still pretty hopeful and pretty positive going into the last Test,” Elgar said.Also Read | Dean Elgar Hits Maiden Ton Against India, South Africa Fight In Vizag TestThe third and final Test between India and South Africa will be played at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi. This will be the second Test at the venue after the 2017 match between India and Australia which was drawn.
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 50 The Arizona Cardinals’ anemic performance on offense in Saturday’s 27-16 NFC wild-card playoff loss at the Carolina Panthers had many fans and experts wondering: Why didn’t coach Bruce Arians replace struggling quarterback Ryan Lindley with rookie Logan Thomas?With a couple days to reflect on the loss, Arians stood by the decision to leave the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Thomas on the sideline in favor of Lindley, who the Cards cut in the preseason. Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories ErrorOK ErrorOK LISTEN: Bruce Arians- Cardinals head coach Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Athletically, he’s one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the league as far as arm strength and accuracy and all those things. It’s the knowledge of the game and playing the position that he’s still learning,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday. “He came out of three different offenses in college, so he’s learning (a new) offense.”Thomas, the Cardinals’ 2014 fourth-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech, threw just nine passes in the regular season, completing one of them: a short pass to tailback Andre Ellington that turned into an 81-yard touchdown in an Oct. 5 loss at the Denver Broncos. Comments Share