Navy lieutenant and wife charged with conspiracy to defraud the US

first_imgLt. Fan Yang pictured left. (U.S. Navy)(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A Navy lieutenant and his wife have been arrested for conspiracy to defraud the government, making false statements to investigators and illegally possessing a firearm, according court documents.The two, arrested Oct. 17, have been in custody and appeared in court Wednesday.The indictment accuses Fan Yang, a Navy lieutenant who was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida and held a top secret clearance and his wife, Yang Yang, of attempting to transport inflatable boats through Hong Kong with their final destination being the People’s Republic of China.The documents show Yang, who came to the United States in 1999 and became a citizen in 2006, was actively serving in the Navy in a “sensitive anti-submarine warfare unit.”The pair raised eyebrows when they attempted to purchase engines specifically marked “for military use” through a shell company they set up.The husband and wife, who lived on the base, requested time off to travel to “Disney” but allegedly traveled to Sioux City, Iowa instead, the documents said.It is not immediately known why they traveled to Iowa, and Yang reportedly lied to his Navy supervisors about the trip. Credit card records showed Yang’s purchase of a one way ticket for a Chinese National — who the couple allegedly helped obtain illegal firearms for.In one instance described in court documents, Yang purchased a Sig Sauer MK25 P226 hand gun with the Chinese national’s initials on it with the inscription “Never out of the fight,” engraved on the gun. Court documents show that the two helped get this the man, Ge Songtao, firearms for more than two years.Court documents also show that Yang lied on his background check to acquire the top secret security clearance.Between 2016 and 2019, Yang was listed as the Chief Consultant of BQ Tree Inc., the shell company, court documents say.They were allegedly wired $205,000 over the course of the three years by Songtao’s company. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Israeli Livetronica Act, G-Nome Project, To Hit Chicago During Its Triumphant Return To The U.S.

first_imgShow Info:Bands:    G-Nome ProjectVenue:    Tonic Room – 2447 N. Halsted Street – Chicago, IL 60614Date:       Thursday – November 9th, 2017Time:      Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets:  $15adv / $20dos (Purchase tickets here) Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project—composed of keyboardist Eyal Salomon, guitarist Shlomo Langer, bassist Zechariah Reich, and drummer Chemy Soibelman—has taken their local scene by storm, selling out venues in their hometown, all the way to Tel Aviv with their brand of electro-funk. However, the G-Nome Project does not always get the chance to make it stateside, so when they do, it’s always a treat. This fall, the group is embarking on a tour across the United States, with thirteen dates currently laid out. During this upcoming fall tour, the group will its triumphant return to Chicago, with a special performance at the Tonic Room on Thursday, November 9th. (Purchase tickets here).In an interview with L4LM earlier this year, Salomon describes the burgeoning Israeli music scene and the inherently American roots of jam music: “The Israeli music scene has actually been on an upswing. The indie scene has produced some great bands recently. Trance is huge here. So is Jazz and Pop. Here in Jerusalem, the city sponsors multiple huge pop-up street concerts each month. But that is usually all very mainstream music. I think there’s something inherently American about the jam scene. It’s not only lacking in Israel; it’s pretty much lacking everywhere in the world outside of America (and Canada). This was one of the things that inspired us to create G-Nome.” You can take a listen to the full audio of G-Nome Project’s performance at Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont, on September 1st, 2015, to get a taste of the magic that’ll be going down in Chicago early next month. Tickets for G-Nome Project’s show at Tonic Room on Thursday, Nov. 7th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.last_img read more

Hospital questions child on pregnancy status

first_imgStuff 3 August 2018Family First Comment: Apparently this is standard practice – but why aren’t the parents involved in the process!??!And how come unborn children are now being considered as humans!? That’s not what the Ministry of Health are telling the Law Commission on abortions #stateconfusion  #parentsmatter“Immediately after the x-ray, (the mum) asked the head ED nurse whether what happened was standard practice. The nurse confirmed it was, and explained it was because of the harm x-rays posed to unborn children. DHB policy dictated that all women aged 10 to 55 were asked.”The mother of an 11-year-old girl questioned about her pregnancy status when having an x-ray of her arm says hospitals need better processes when dealing with children.Waikato mother Brooke Hughes spoke to Newsroom after her daughter Maea was asked about being pregnant when she presented at Waikato Hospital with a sore arm on July 21.“She’d fallen off her bike and landed on her arm and it was really sore,” Hughes said.“We went up to [Waikato Hospital] ED to find out what was wrong.”The pair were then directed to have an x-ray after being seen by a doctor.“They started off with: ‘Now, please don’t be offended by what I’m about to ask’, [then continued], ‘Is there a possibility that you might be pregnant?’Hughes, who was in the room, was shocked.“I wasn’t standing right next to her because they’d already sat her down where she was going to get her x-ray done on her arm, so they directed the question directly at her.“I instantly replied no.”Maea didn’t really know what to say, Hughes said.“She was shocked. She looked at me like: Why are they asking me this question?’“She said she felt really yucky about it and uncomfortable,” Hughes said.Immediately after the x-ray, Hughes asked the head ED nurse whether what happened was standard practice. The nurse confirmed it was, and explained it was because of the harm x-rays posed to unborn children. DHB policy dictated that all women aged 10 to 55 were asked.READ MORE: read more

Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 odds, pick, prediction, betting trends & prop bets

first_imgInternet sensations Logan Paul and KSI meet in a rematch on Saturday, Nov. 9 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The spectacle is a one-of-a-kind event, one that’s polarized traditional boxing circles, making it a difficult proposition for bettors hoping to make money on the boxing outcome.Here’s a complete betting guide for Logan Paul vs. KSI 2, including updated odds, trends and our prediction to win. Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 oddsFighterOddsLogan Paul-200KSI+170Sportsbooks have installed Paul as a m favorite, according to Sportsbook Review’s composite odds. The logical theory is that oddsmakers are looking at Paul as the better fighter based on their first matchup back in August 2018.Paul is currently listed at -200, which means you’d need to wager $200 to win $100. KSI is a +170 underdog, meaning you’d net $170 if you bet $100. The odds have for Paul and KSI haven’t moved much since the lines were initially set. Paul went as low as -185 before rebounding to -200. KSI got as low as +160 before the numbers rose back up to +170.Three trends to know1. Paul and KSI fought to a majority draw on August 25, 2018 in front of a soldout crowd at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight sold over one million pay-per-view buys on You Tube. 2. For the sequel, Paul and KSI turned professional and will compete in six, three minute rounds as cruiserweights. 3. Paul trained for the fight under the guidance of former WBO heavyweight titleholder Shannon Briggs while KSI is with the head trainer for the first bout Viddal Riley and Jeff Mayweather.Three things to watch1. Both guys really to keep their emotions in check. The animosity between them is real and they have a grand disdain for one another. The last thing either Paul or KSI wants to do is to commit a foul because of how much hatred is there and get disqualified.2. Putting on a show. The boxing world is looking for them to fail and neither guy belongs inside the ring in such a high profile position. You can tell Paul and KSI are taking this seriously in the fact of who they brought in to help them train and the fact they turned professional. They could have stayed as amateur but they wanted to be taken as legitimate fighters and going through the process of getting properly licensed, getting drug tested and going through the process of weight cutting.3. How do Paul and KSI react to getting hit by 10 oz gloves instead of 12 oz.? It may not seem like a lot but two ounces makes more of a difference than people think. Who can handle the first big punch?Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9Logan Paul vs. KSI prop betsOne intriguing prop bet stands out above the rest and that is the fight ending in a draw at +1000. The first one ended that way so why can’t the rematch have the same result. Winning methodPropOddsLogan Paul by KO, TKO, DQ+105KSI by KO,TKO, DQ+333KSI by points+450Logan Paul by points+450Draw+1100To win by roundFighter/roundOddsPaul Round 2+800Paul Round 3+800Paul Round 4+800Paul Round 1+900Paul Round 5+900Paul Round 6+1000KSI Round 2+1800KSI Round 3+1800KSI Round 4+1800KSI Round 1+2000KSI Round 5+2000KSI Round 6+2200Prop odds via DraftKings Sportsbook Logan Paul vs. KSI pick, predictionYou really don’t know what to expect because of the skill sets of the two. Boxing is a completely different breed than anything else Paul and KSI have done. Watching the fight, Paul looked to have won and hence why he’s the betting favorite. Expect much more of the same the second time around in a professional setting. SN pick: Logan PaulBest wager: Draw (DraftKings Sportsbook, +1000)last_img read more

Beats by Dre Banned by the NFL

first_imgThe National Football League has banned the use of the ultra-popular headphones, Beats by Dre.That’s because the NFL has struck an exclusive deal with the struggling competitor Bose in a deal that was struck back before the season started. As a condition of that agreement, Bose’s headphones would be the official headphones of the league.The NFL ban reportedly goes into effect immediately.Beats Electronics has worked extensively to get athletes wearing its product, featuring stars like Colin Kaepernick in its advertising, and sponsoring numerous others.The deal will prevent players from using the headphones specifically while they’re on camera, as that is vital publicity for Bose, which ranks far behind Beats in the headphones market.Though Beats by Dre are expensive — headphones costing $100 or more — Beats dominates with 61 percent of the market share, compared to Bose’s 22.Most consumers forgot that Apple bought Beats by Dre back in May for a whopping $3 billion, citing the company’s headphones and music streaming service as reasons for the acquisition.TechCrunch later updated its story to say Beats would be gradually rolled into iTunes instead.  Another important thing to note is this isn’t the first time a major sporting body has decided to ban Beats.FIFA tried a similar tactic as the NFL’s ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but prominent players, including Mario Balotelli and Neymar defied that ban and visibly wore the headphones.last_img read more