New York police: Bikers stomped on SUV driver
The filing became necessary after the opera company fell short of an emergency fundraising goal of $7 million. The bankruptcy will protect the opera from creditors and provide a forum for negotiating debts and possibly selling assets. The opera listed New York City Ballet as one of its biggest unsecured creditors, with a claim of $1.6 million, according to the petition. The operas lawyer, Kenneth Rosen of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, said on Sept. 30 that the opera would be liquidated or possibly sold in court to another cultural or educational institution. Canceled Season In an e-mail statement on Oct. 1, George Steel , the artistic director and general manager since 2009, said the company canceled its 2013-12014 season. Anna Nicole finished its run on Sept. 28. New York City Opera co-produced Anna Nicole with the Brooklyn Academy of Music . New York City Opera did not achieve the goal of its emergency appeal, he wrote. New York City Operas projected deficit for fiscal year 2012 was $44.1 million, although it had a balanced operating budget in recent years, according to the filing.
And then Tim Cahill scored a 97th minute equalizer the goal that puts New York into the playoffs. It was certainly no ordinary night. The backdrop was framed with drama: the Red Bulls needed only a draw to clinch their post-season spot and take another step toward an Eastern Conference regular season championship. They seemed on their way to getting in with a win (surely the preferred way) but a controversial handball on New Yorks Jamison Olave changed the game and breathed fresh life into New Englands playoff hopes. If Olave who was having an excellent match, helping generally prevent New Englands Premier League-bound striker Juan Agudelo from being dangerous got much arm on Saer Senes shot, it wasnt much. Olave appeared to block the ball legally with his upper chest area or front part of the shoulder. Minutes later, Revolution midfielder Andy Dorman was ejected for a nasty tackle, damaging the visitors chances of getting a second, late goal. Fagundezs late goal gave New England a 2-1 win, but Cahills late, late header put a punctuation mark on a wild, wild conclusion. Jay Heaps Revolution may now have to win all three remaining matches, including two on the road, to make the playoffs. New York was in control over the first 45 minutes, as New England lost the midfield and then fell behind on Fabian Espincolas goal, one that was equal measures clinical finishing and defensive blunder . If New England was fairly harmless in the first 45 minutes, the urgency kicked in for the second 45. By early in the second half, New England was pushing rather desperately, getting lots of numbers into the attack, well aware of what it meant to pull out of Red Bull Arena with no points.
New York claims Wells Fargo mortgage-servicing fixes ‘not good enough’
“He got scared; he peeled off, and he paralyzed my husband on the way,” she said. ‘We could not have done anything differently’ Lien was treated at a hospital for slashes to his face. “My husband was forced under the circumstances to take the actions that he did in order to protect the lives of our entire family,” his wife said. “We know in our hearts that we could not have done anything differently, and we believe that anyone faced with this sort of grave danger would have taken the same course of action in order to protect their family.” It was Lien’s wife who made the last of three 911 calls the family placed during the incident. Bikers have called for Lien to be charged. “That wasn’t fear, that was aggression — he ran over three bikes,” a man who identified himself as Jose told reporters Thursday night. “Are we saying, if you feel nervous you can kill somebody? You can paralyze somebody? I think we need to charge him immediately.” Angry netizens have turned on the bikers, casting them in a bad light. One biker called for cool heads to prevail. “We are not here to blame anyone, we are not here to point any fingers,” Albert Elkerson said.
Eric Schneiderman said the bank’s efforts to help homeowners were simply “not good enough.” Schneiderman announced Wednesday that his office has filed a complaint against the San Francisco-based financial giant over what he claims is its failure to comply with last year’s landmark $25-billion National Mortgage Settlement. Schneiderman said Wells Fargo sent a letter to a committee monitoring the mortgage settlement offering to voluntarily take steps, but the bank refused to acknowledge its shortcomings. Their communication with customers is terrible, Schneiderman told reporters Wednesday at his offices in Manhattan. Theyre not providing the right folks with the ability to close a deal. And, Schneiderman added, the bank continues to enter into servicing contracts with other companies, forcing homeowners to start all over again with a new servicer. At a news conference at his Manhattan offices, Schneiderman mocked a Wells Fargo letter to a homeowner. Brandishing a copy, he read excerpts riddled with unclear writing, typos and stray characters not from any recognizable alphabet. I appreciate their efforts at honoring the diversity of New York and the fact that they are looking out for the Martian-speaking population, Schneiderman said. The Wells Fargo lawsuit was announced along with a parallel agreement with Bank of America over similar claims. B of A agreed to designate high-level staff to work with counseling and legal-services agencies to speed up pending or delayed modification requests. The bank also agreed, for example, to improve its communications with borrowers over missing documents. Schneiderman left open the possibility of an agreement with Wells Fargo. There is nothing stopping them from stepping forward and negotiating something, the attorney general said. Their offer of voluntary changes and no deadlines, and no specific procedures or policies is simply not good enough. Wells Fargo has been, if not the, then certainly one of the, most difficult banks all across America in dealing with homeowners, Schneiderman said. Wells Fargo said in a statement Tuesday that New York’s lawsuit was “very disappointing.” The bank said it was committed to the terms of the mortgage settlement.