Attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested on federal charges in two separate cases in California and New York, federal prosecutors in both states said Monday. The U.S. attorney in Los Angeles announced Avenatti faces bank and wire fraud charges in the Central District of California for allegedly embezzling money from a client and defrauding a bank through fake tax returns. The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced separate charges that Avenatti allegedly tried to extort Nike for $20 million. Prosecutors said he threatened to release damaging information about the company if it did not meet his demands.The criminal complaint says Avenatti told attorneys for Nike on a phone call he would "go take $10 billion off your client's market cap ... I'm not f---ing around."In the California case, prosecutors allege Avenatti negotiated a $1.6 million settlement for a client but lied about when the payment was due to be made, telling the client it was coming two … [Read more...] about Michael Avenatti arrested on federal charges of wire fraud and extortion
A FURIOUS patient received £22,500 compensation over claims his dentist carried out "horrendous" botched work which made his front teeth yellow and twisted — and left him in "unbearable" pain. Oliver Bromley-Davenport, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, claims he made 20 trips to the dentist after the braces he had fitted between September 2014 and June 2015 repeatedly snapped and fell apart, leaving his teeth in the wrong position. Oliver, who hoped the £3,000 braces would give him the perfect smile, claims his teeth were made to look even worse than before and was only able to eat soup for weeks at a time due to the "unbearable" pain. After a four-year court case, dentist Dr Reesa Moosa, based at Ravat and Ray Dental Care in Bolton, settled with the 31-year-old support worker out of court for the five figure sum, although the dental practice did not admit liability. Dad-of-two Oliver, who has been left with permanent damage to his teeth, said: "I wanted to have a little … [Read more...] about Man’s botched ‘barbed-wire’ braces left him with ‘yellow and twisted’ teeth and unable to eat
GIRLS’ SWIMMING AND DIVINGLady Trojan InvitationalAt Fountain-Fort Carson: Caitlin Cairns of St. Mary’s set an event record in the 100-yard backstroke and later won the 200 free to highlight Saturday’s finals at the Lady Trojan Invitational.Cairns’ time of 1:00.67 broke the mark of 1:02.08 set by Kennedy Terry of Pine Creek in 2017.Discovery Canyon’s Noel Clayton touched first in the 100 freestyle and also finished runner-up in the 200 individual medley.Loveland, Fairview and Broomfield took the first three spots in the team standings, respectively. Discovery Canyon finished fifth for the top local placing.BOYS’ BASKETBALLVanguard 81, Lamar 50At Lamar: Seth Fuqua scored 18 of his game-high 25 points in the first half and eclipsed the 2,000-point plateau to lead Vanguard to its seventh consecutive victory.The Coursers senior has 2,004 points, just six behind Pueblo Central grad Michael Ranson for 10th all time in the state.Dominique Clifford added 24 … [Read more...] about Saturday’s prep roundup: St. Mary’s swimmer Cairns wins twice at F-FC Invite
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Phys Ed Even when people know that exercise is desirable and plan to work out, electrical signals within their brains may be nudging them toward being sedentary. ByGretchen Reynolds Sept. 26, 2018 Are we born to be physically lazy? A sophisticated if disconcerting new neurological study suggests that we probably are. It finds that even when people know that exercise is desirable and plan to work out, certain electrical signals within their brains may be nudging them toward being sedentary. The study’s authors hope, though, that learning how our minds may undermine our exercise intentions could give us renewed motivation to move. Exercise physiologists, psychologists and practitioners have long been flummoxed by the difference between people’s plans and desires to be physically … [Read more...] about Are We Wired to Sit?
Keith Laing Detroit News Washington Bureau Updated 6:25 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America, including 1.6 million in the U.S., because of a seatbelt flaw that can lead to fires. The Dearborn carmaker and the National Highway Traffic Administration said the recall, which was announced on Thursday, follows an investigation that revealed some front seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy. Ford said the recall covers vehicles that were made in the 2015 through 2018 model years. The company said it includes approximately 1,995,776 vehicles in North America, with 1,619,112 vehicles being located in the United States, 339,884 in Canada and 36,780 in Mexico. NHTSA said Thursday that it launched an investigation of the F-150 after it received five complaints from vehicle owners that alleging fires involving the pickup’s seatbelt pretensioner. Three of the vehicles the agency received … [Read more...] about Ford recalls 2M F-150s due to seat belt fire risk