Cortland County Sheriff: Arrest made in sexual abuse case

first_imgThe Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year-old David C. White was arrested for having “inappropriate contact” with a juvenile between 2010 and 2013. They say White was arraigned in the town of Homer and City of Cortland. He was then remanded to the Cortland County Jail on no bail and is scheduled to reappear in court on Jan. 7 The sheriff’s office says White has been charged with six counts of sex abuse in the 1st degree, a class D felony and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.center_img (WBNG) — Authorities say an arrest has been made in an investigation into a sex abuse incident in Cortland County on Dec. 31.last_img

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: ‘I have no issue with Joe Hart’

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has no issue with goalkeeper Joe Hart despite excluding him from his first Premier League starting XI.Argentina’s Willy Caballero played in goal for City in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sunderland with Hart on the bench.Asked how England international Hart, 29, took the news of his omission, Guardiola said: “He reacted well.”I have a lot of respect for Joe. I know how good a goalkeeper he is, but I decided for Willy.”The Spaniard, who took over from Manuel Pellegrini in the summer, said: “In the end I have a squad and I decide what I see.”I have to create a team spirit. It’s not about tactics, it’s not about anything, and I decided today for this line-up.” Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright believes Hart is the superior keeper but said he has work to do to impress Guardiola.”It leaves Hart with a lot to think about,” said the former Arsenal striker. “Coming off the Euros and some high-profile mistakes, he has to suck it up, be professional and get himself going again.”I don’t think Caballero is a better keeper than Joe.”Guardiola also left fully fit midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Eliaquim Mangala out of his squad. Midfielder Samir Nasri is still not match fit.He said: “I have no complaints about these names. Yaya trained really good, Samir arrived a little bit overweight but in the last one or two weeks he has been training amazing. I am really impressed with his quality. Mangala, you know better than me how professional he is.” Argentina striker Sergio Aguero opened the scoring against the Black Cats from the penalty spot before Jermain Defoe equalised in the 71st minute.Paddy McNair, who recently signed for Sunderland, inadvertently headed into his own net in the 87th minute to give City victory.Guardiola praised winger Raheem Sterling for his performance. The England winger won the early penalty when he was brought down in the area by Patrick van Aanholt.”Sterling was amazing. That is what we need. People to play wide and have the quality to go one on one, on the outside, inside, right, left. That is important. He is a fighter,” said Guardiola.City’s next match is on Tuesday when they play Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.last_img read more

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Ras Al Khaimah expects 20 growth from India in 2017

first_imgRas Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has outlined its strategy for 2017 for the Indian market during a press conference in Delhi.Speaking during the occasion, Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA, said, “India has become a prominent market for us on which we are highly depending upon. We have experienced 35% growth in the first quarter of 2017 along with 10.6% boost in the length of stay of Indian travellers. Our destination has also experienced an overall increase of 72% in family travel segment. Therefore, we are hopeful to receive a promising number by the end of this year from India.”“Tourism is a very big contributor to our GDP, 40% of our visitors are from the neighbouring emirates and 60% travellers are international visitors. Since we witnessed 35% increase from the Indian market in the first quarter of 2017, our prime focus would be to achieve about 15-20% rise in 2017,” added Shaji Thomas, Director, Destination Tourism Development, Government of Ras Al Khaimah.RAKTDA is working on introducing a range of activities for newlyweds, honeymooners and MICE and will be aggressively promoting it among the Indian market. The destination’s manmade island namely Marjan Island currently house four hotels and RAKTDA anticipates to house 20 hotels by 2025.To further enthral the adventure enthusiasts, RAKTDA targets to claim the world’s longest zip line title from Puerto by converting Jebel Jais Via Ferrata zip line into the world’s longest by the fourth quarter of 2017. For golfing options, the place has two renowned golf courses that include Tower Links and Al Hamara Golf Club, from which, Al Hamara has been a home for the European Challenge Tour in 2016 and will also be hosting the 2017 edition.last_img read more

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