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Sentencing Scheduled For Jamestown Man Who Plead Guilty To Child Porn Charges

first_imgImage by United States Attorney’s Office.BUFFALO – A Jamestown man will be sentenced next month in U.S. Federal Court after previously pleading guilty to possession and production of child pornography.The U.S Attorney’s Office tells WNYNewsNow that James A. Chapman, no age given, is scheduled to be sentenced on Apr. 3. Chapman entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Villardo in U.S Federal Court last May.Chapman faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 40, and a $250,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, said that on Nov. 24, 2014, Chapman and Victim 1 communicated via Facebook Messenger about engaging in sexual activity. During the communications, the defendant offered to pay Victim 1 and one of her friends $60 each to have sex with him. Victim 1 stated that she was 16-years-old and that her friend was the same age. Later that evening, Victim 1 and Victim 2 went to Chapman’s residence in Jamestown, and the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse with them, after which Chapman paid each victim $60. Following the sexual activity, the defendant used his cellular telephone to take a picture of Victim 1 and Victim 2 completely nude sitting on his bed. A review of Chapman’s Facebook accounts revealed that he then distributed the photograph, which constitutes child pornography, to four other individuals.Subsequently, on April 7, 2017, the defendant began communicating with Victim 3, who was 17-years-old, through Facebook. During their communications, Chapman requested and received a sexually explicit image of Victim 3. The defendant then sent the image, which constitutes child pornography, to another individual. In addition, Chapman sent Victim 3 the sexually explicit image he took of Victim 1 and Victim 2.The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Men at Center of Long Island Police Brutality Cases Speak Out

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The two men at the center of high-profile police brutality cases that happened to converge on the same day last week spoke out Monday about deep-seated fear of the police and how their individual cases, while very different, paint a portrait of troubling allegations within law enforcement.Christopher Loeb, 29, of Smithtown, whose accusations that former Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke beat him inside the Fourth Precinct station house while he was chained, led to a federal indictment against Burke, who pleaded not guilty at his initial court hearing on Wednesday. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Wexler sided with federal prosecutors and held Burke without bail. Burke retired in October.While Burke’s case is only beginning, the brutality case involving 22-year-old Kyle Howell concluded Friday with the acquittal of Nassau County Police Officer Vincent LoGiudice. The judge in that case ruled that surveillance footage capturing the Howell’s traffic stop and the altercation that followed was not enough to prove that LoGiudice acted maliciously. Another officer involved in the incident was not charged.The two men were brought together Monday by their Garden City-based attorney Amy Marion, who represents both men in separate civil lawsuits.“I’m happy he’s behind bars. He deserves whatever time he gets,” Loeb said, referring to Wexler remanding Burke pending trial. “What he did was completely wrong, what he did to me.”“Everything I said—word for word—is coming out,” he told reporters in Uniondale.Howell, who remained mostly stone-faced during Monday’s press conference, expressed disappointment in the verdict.“I was pulled over by two Nassau county police officers who beat me with their fists, a flash light and kneed me in the face,” said Howell, who required multiple surgeries to repair a fractured sinus and badly damaged eye socket. “After I was assaulted, I did what I thought I was supposed to do. I spoke with the prosecutors, told them the truth and testified in court. But a judge said she believed the police who beat me and said I lied. But I didn’t—I told the truth.”Howell was originally arrested for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of cocaine and marijuana, speeding and driving with a broken windshield before the charges were dropped.Marion, who criticized both the judge’s decision and the Nassau District Attorney’s handling of the Nassau case, repeated her calls for federal investigators to examine LoGiudice’s actions. She also asked for a state court to re-open its suppression hearing in the wake of Burke’s arrest so the court could consider whether it’s appropriate to vacate Loeb’s conviction.For Marion, decisions in both cases on Friday spurred conflicted feelings. On one hand, after a three-year investigation, Burke was arrested for allegedly beating her client and covering it up. Just minutes earlier the same day, officer LoGiudice was acquitted, prompting Howell’s supporters to yell “No justice, no peace” as they walked out of the courtroom in protest after the verdict was announced.“What they both have in common is they were both individuals who committed petty offenses in the world of criminal defense,” Marion said. “These are not high felony crimes…we are talking about a bag of marijuana and a bag in a car.”Howell’s case came amid a wave of police brutality cases nationwide that have highlighted distrust between minority communities and law enforcement.“We all know race definitely comes into play and its also a huge problem that whether or not you want to say race didn’t come into play, that’s fine, it says to me that the federal prosecutor’s office is the one that should be prosecuting these cases and looking at these cases,” Marion said.Loeb spent three years in prison after pleading guilty to burglarizing several cars in Suffolk, one of which was Burke’s department-issued SUV. Taken from the SUV was Burke’s duffel bag, which contained Burke’s gun belt, ammunition, sex toys and pornography—the latter of which served as the motivation for the assault on Loeb, federal prosecutors said.Police swarmed Loeb’s mother’s home in Smithtown in December 2012 and took him into custody. Federal prosecutors said Burke entered the house and retrieved the duffel bag—an unusual occurrence, prosecutors said, given Burke’s status as a victim in the case. Burke then entered the interrogation room where Loeb was held and allegedly beat him. Afterward, prosecutors said, he used his power to silence any witnesses and pressured one detective to lie under oath.Although their shared experiences have not caused them to hate the police, Loeb and Howell said, they remain wary of law enforcement’s motives.“I’m concerned for me and my mother’s safety,” Loeb said. “Chief Burke is a very powerful man, he’s got a lot of connections in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island…I worry for my mother every day I worry for me, and I look over my shoulder everywhere I go…I don’t feel comfortable in Suffolk County.”Howell echoed the sentiment.“It’s not that I hate police officers or anything but there’s definitely some police officers that are bad and that are doing crimes and they’re not being punished for it,” Howell said. “I’m scared sometimes when I’m driving or in the car and the police are behind me. And I’m just scared that I don’t know what they can do next.”last_img read more

Is today’s student loan crisis tomorrow’s retirement crisis?

first_imgFor all the jokes about baby boomers having to eat dog food in retirement, it’s beginning to look like millennials will be lucky to afford even the store brand.The problem is their student debt.Experts have worried for some time about the impact millennials’ historically high levels of debt (currently averaging $31,000 at graduation) could have on their retirement savings.Now, in a paper released this week, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has attempted to quantify the problem. And the result isn’t pretty.The center calculates what it calls the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI), an estimate of how many households won’t be able to maintain their standard of living after they retire. The index has been rising steadily since the early 1980s, starting at 31% in 1983 and peaking at 53% in 2010. As of 2013, the most recent year available, it stands at 52%. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

FDA finds Salmonella in ConAgra plant

first_img Finding Salmonella at the food processing plant suggests that the contamination occurred before the product reached consumers, the FDA said in a press release. Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the outbreak strain, S enterica serovar Tennessee, had been identified in nine opened peanut butter jars. Carvel Peanut Butter Topping in 6-lb, 10-oz cans. The topping was an ingredient in several Carvel ice cream products, including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Treasure, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Dasher, and custom products such as peanut butter flavored ice cream in ice cream cakes. The FDA also said ConAgra has extended its recall of all Peter Pan brands and Great Value peanut butter with the number 2111 in the product code on the lid to products made since December 2005. The earlier recall only involved products made since May 2006. J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping in 6-lb, 10-oz cans. The topping is used in retail outlets and restaurants throughout the United States, but is not available to the public for direct purchase. See also: Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6-lb, 10.5-oz cans. Sonic outlets used the product in peanut butter shakes and sundaes. Salmonella outbreaks involving peanut butter are rare. Documented episodes include a 1996 Australian outbreak that sickened 15 people and a 1994-95 outbreak in Israel and Wales that was traced to contaminated peanut-butter–coated snacks and affected about 2,200 people, mostly children. In its investigation, the FDA also discovered that ConAgra sent bulk Peter Pan peanut butter to a plant in Humboldt, Tenn., that used the product to make three peanut butter toppings. They are part of the original Peter Pan recall and are no longer being sold, but the FDA said consumers might still have the products in their homes. They include: Mar 1 FDA press release The Salmonella outbreak began in August and is ongoing, according to the CDC and FDA, which announced the outbreak and voluntary product recall on Feb 14. S enterica typically causes fever and nonbloody diarrhea that resolves in a week. Mar 1, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Investigators have found Salmonella enterica in samples collected at a Sylvester, Ga., ConAgra plant that made the Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter linked to an illness outbreak involving 370 people in 42 states, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.last_img read more

Škrlec: In Croatia, we must develop cycling tourism, which is more profitable than cruisers

first_imgCycling tourism or cycling tourism is a form of sustainable tourism that has been developing more and more in recent years in almost all countries. In addition to including day trips that regular tourists or locals take during their holidays or on weekends, it also applies to long-distance cycling on cycling routes.On the topic of cycling tourism as part of the European Mobility Week, which is held in Croatia every year from 16 to 22 September, MEP Davor Škrlec organized two panel discussions in Koprivnica and Zagreb on sustainable urban mobility and cycling tourism, in cooperation with German Member of the European Parliament Michael Cramer (Greens / ESS) and representatives of local authorities and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia.MP Michael Cramer is the initiator of the cycling tourism projectand EuroVelo13 and the author of the book “European Bike Trail – Iron Curtain” in which it connects sustainable tourism with European history and culture. The trail is more than 10 km long and passes through 400 different countries, of which 20 are EU member states, including Croatia. “Cyclotourism is very developed in some regions of the European Union, while there are also regions in which cycling tourism is not recognized at all and as such does not exist. This wide range shows how important the involvement of local, regional and national authorities is. With its very diverse landscape, cultural and historical sights, Croatia has a huge potential in the development of any form of cycling tourism. From what I heard from my Croatian colleagues in the European Parliament, it is going in the right direction because the Croatian National Tourist Board supports projects such as ‘MedCycleTour’ by developing EuroVelo8 – a Mediterranean route that stretches in Croatia from Istria to Dubrovnik. It is important to monitor projects at the interregional level and not to reduce cycling infrastructure at the local and regional level and across national borders. It is a great advantage that such infrastructure can be used for cycling tourism, but also for day trips from the place of residence to work. ” said MP Cramer.Photo: TZ KvarnerThe total economic benefit from cycling tourism in 2013 for all EU Member States was € 513 billion, which is more than € 1000 per capita. According to a 2012 study by the European Parliament, annual income of cycling tourism in the European Union amounted to 44 billion euros, while, for example, the cruiser’s revenue was 39 billion euros. “Cruisers are not a sustainable form of tourism due to the negative impact on the environment and the increasing burden on cities and ports in which they dock, while cycling does not adversely affect the local community and we can develop it throughout the year thus extending the tourist season, which is one of the goals Tourism development strategies of the Republic of Croatia until 2020. Cyclists travel with little luggage and spend a lot more on food as opposed to cruise guests to whom everything is available on board. Such guests require good infrastructure with very little adjustment of the existing tourist offer according to their needs, for example, accommodation adapted to cyclists with supervised parking and the possibility of transporting the bicycle by public transport.”Points out MP Škrlec.Although the European Union has invested billions of euros in major infrastructure projects, smaller infrastructure ventures continue to be patched up at local, regional and national levels. Numerous connections along cross-border rail lines are still missing, as well as between other forms of public transport and bicycle networks between regions, even within a single state, thus hampering the daily mobility of citizens. “The Greens therefore made a proposal to connect the missing roads, the so-called ‘Missing Links’. Guided by the slogan ‘small but powerful’, we analyzed more than 250 cross-border connections in the European Union, focusing mainly on regional roads outside the main corridors. We have managed to include the cycling network in the guidelines of the Trans-European Road Network (TEN-T), which means that they can now be co-financed from the appropriate EU funds. After years of advocacy by regions, civic initiatives and politicians, the European Commission finally took over the idea of ​​‘Missing Links’ and in July 2017 for the first time decided to set aside € 140 million to fund small-scale cross-border links that do not currently exist. Croatia can also benefit from this initiative. ” concluded MP Cramer.last_img read more

Arsenal ‘always suffer’ away from home, says Napoli star Allan

first_imgArsenal ‘always suffer’ away from home, says Napoli star Allan Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Apr 2019 9:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link671Shares Advertisement Advertisement Napoli star Allan highlighted Arsenal’s struggles away from home (Picture: Getty)Allan is confident Napoli can turn around their Europa League quarter-final due to Arsenal’s poor away form.The Gunners produced one of their standout performances of the season in Thursday’s first leg at the Emirates and Carlo Ancelotti’s men must overturn a two-goal deficit in Naples to progress through to the semi-finals.Aaron Ramsey finished off a slick team move to put Unai Emery’s side in front in the 14th minute and Kalidou Koulibaly’s own goal, following some fine play from Lucas Torreira’s, doubled the hosts’ lead.However, Emery claimed the tie was still ’50-50′ despite the 2-0 win and Allan knows Napoli have every chance as Arsenal ‘always suffer’ away from home.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In the first half we suffered a lot. If you let them play it becomes hard,’ Allan told CalcioNapoli24.‘The fans are right to be disappointed, they can say what they want. We are disappointed too.center_img Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Napoli in Europa LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 16:19FullscreenEmery reacts to Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Napoli in Europa League is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ancelotti has insisted he is ‘totally confident’ Napoli can still secure a place in the final four of the competition.Asked about his side’s chances, the Napoli manager told BT Sport: ‘Totally confident. We know our support and stadium and we will try to win with two goals.‘We didn’t start the game well and the first half was not good. We had difficulties but second half was different to change. We have to try, we have 90 minutes again and we will do everything to try to move on.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It’s difficult to say, it was two different games. First half really bad, second really better. We have to focus on the second half we played and do 90 minutes in Napoli.‘The goals we conceded were two mistakes. First a wrong pass, then the pressure we couldn’t control. We were worried at the start and paid with two goals but we have the possibility to change in the home game.‘We could score one goal, but they put a lot of pressure and were dangerous. It’s 2-0 and we have to think about the next game.’MORE: Chris Smalling reveals what Lionel Messi said after collision during Barcelona win Comment Torreira’s strike deflected in off Koulibaly (Picture: Getty)‘We have to accept criticism, but inside the changing room we know we are able to overturn it. We are a team, if we suffer let’s do it all together.‘In the second half we did much better than the first, we had belief.‘They concede a lot, in the first half we had to score with [Lorenzo] Insigne. But we know Arsenal always suffer on the road.’last_img read more

Portsmouth vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, odds, team news and head-to-head

first_img Portsmouth vs Arsenal head-to-head in last five meetings 30 Dec 2009 – Portsmouth 1-4 Arsenal – Premier League 22 Aug 2009 – Arsenal 4-1 Portsmouth – Premier League 02 May 2009 – Portsmouth 0-3 Arsenal – Premier League 28 Dec 2008 – Arsenal 1-0 Portsmouth – Premier League 26 Dec 2007 – Portsmouth 0-0 Arsenal – Premier League Advertisement Advertisement Mikel Arteta takes his Arsenal side to Portsmouth on Monday night (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal travel to Portsmouth on Monday night for a fifth round clash in the FA Cup at Fratton Park.Pompey are pushing for promotion from League One this season, currently sitting third in the table, five points behind leaders Coventry.The Gunners have won their last two Premier League games, but they are still only 10th in the table after not playing over the last weekend.Mikel Arteta’s side are still reeling after a shock home defeat to Olymipakos last week, which saw them dumped out of the competition at the last 32 stage.ADVERTISEMENTWhat time is Portsmouth vs Arsenal?The game kicks-off at 7.45pm on Monday 2 March at Fratton Park.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhat TV channel is Portsmouth vs Arsenal on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 1 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7.15pm.Subscribers can stream the action on BT Sport Player or watch on the BT Sport app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPortsmouth vs Arsenal odds6/1 Portsmouth 7/2 Draw 1/2 ArsenalOdds courtesy of BetfairPortsmouth vs Arsenal team newsArsenal are still without Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney, Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers, who are all out with injury, but Pablo Mari could make his debut in the centre of defence.Portsmouth pair Tom Naylor and Ronan Curtis are pushing to be fit after suffering knocks in their last outing on Friday, but are expected to recover. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Mar 2020 1:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img MORE: Liverpool can still do ‘marvellous things’ after Watford defeat, says Arsenal Invincible Gilberto SilvaMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright expects great things from Bruno Fernandes at Manchester UnitedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Portsmouth vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, odds, team news and head-to-head Commentlast_img read more

Wolf Administration Connects with Community Members in Pittsburgh during Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Connects with Community Members in Pittsburgh during Cabinet in Your Community Event June 13, 2018center_img Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by nearly 100 attendees for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the University of Pittsburgh.“This series is a great opportunity for communities to engage with their state government and learn about the commonwealth’s investments in their region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Last week marked our 20th event in this series, and my administration will continue to hear from residents, college students, local elected officials, veterans, and more through this positive two-way dialogue between communities across the commonwealth and their state officials.”Featuring Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, the department heads provided updates on major projects and accomplishments in Pittsburgh and answered questions from the audience.The Cabinet in Your Community initiative is a series of townhall-like events in which members of the community are given the opportunity to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about the issues important to their region.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for June 19 in Indiana at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Transportation, Aging, and Labor & Industry.last_img read more

Residential house sale price record falls after $2.75m South Brisbane deal

first_imgThe kitchen has a slightly industrial vibe.The property has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, parking for three cars and an inground pool.The agent said the housing market in South Brisbane was “absolutely heated.”“It’s probably the best I have seen it in more than a decade,” he said.“There’s a very limited supply of these prestige homes, so to get a beautifully renovated or new house is very rare.“When they come on the market, there’s multiple buyers competing for them.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to sell in a changing market 00:58 The home at 31 Brook St, South Brisbane, sold for $2.75 million.THE residential house sale price record for South Brisbane has fallen after a jaw-dropping renovation and extension of this home resulted in a $2.75 million sale.This comes as one of Brisbane’s top agents labelled the suburb’s market the best he had seen it in more than a decade. High ceilings are a feature of the house.The 31 Brook St residence went under the hammer earlier this month, with three registered bidders vying for the architecturally designed property.Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock said bidding was steady and considered, with the property sold after auction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe kitchen leads out to a veranda.Mr Adcock said the property was bought by a family from Indooroopilly.“The position is absolutely fantastic as it is walking distance to all the amenities of West End, South Brisbane and South Bank,” Mr Adcock said.“The house itself was pretty spectacular, it was over three levels and … the cottage at the front was turned into a massive contemporary home.”last_img read more

Injury Blow: Napoli star Dries Mertens out for 10 days

first_imgNapoli’s Dries Mertens is reportedly set to be out for 10 days after picking up an ankle injury against Barcelona. Mertens had opened the scoring in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Barcelona but moments before Antoine Griezmann cancelled him out, the Belgian was forced off with injury. And according to Sky Sport Italia, he will need 10 days to recover from a ‘severe bruised ankle’ and will miss this weekend’s Serie A clash against Torino and potentially the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final with Inter Milan on March 5. He sustained the injury when Sergio Busquets hit him with a high foot in Naples early on in the second half.Advertisement Mertens should be fully fit in time for the Champions League return leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on March 18. Napoli and Barcelona settled for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the round of 16 Tuesday The Serie A outfit will need to produce a heroic display if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the quarter finals. And Gennaro Gattuso will be desperate to count on Mertens, who scored a spectacular opener at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday after curling the ball into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area. The Belgian star opened the scoring for Napoli thanks to a fine effort against Barcelona FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole MovieDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd ProtestsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayItalians Go Out On Balconies To Sing & Play Various Instrumentscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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