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East Rockaway Woman Struck and Killed Crossing Street, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old East Rockaway woman was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in her hometown Wednesday, Nassau County police said. The victim, Carmel Kennedy, was attempting to cross Atlantic Avenue at the intersection of Ocean Avenue just after 8 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old woman, police said. Kennedy suffered multiple trauma injuries, and was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Investigators performed a brake and safety check of the vehicle at the scene, but no criminality is suspected, police said. The investigation is ongoing, police said.last_img

Saints look to alumni to fill out coaching staff

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.“I’m excited to be back with the Saints as a coach and help the team to another successful season,” Makaroff says. “I hope that my previous experiences can help these young men along the way. It’s going to be a lot of fun,”After spending four years in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and winning a championship with the Nelson Leafs in 2009, Makaroff attended and played at Selkirk College for three seasons.While serving as an assistant captain, he accumulated 20 points and 101 penalty minutes over three seasons in the BCIHL.“Adam has valuable championship winning experience and is a perfect addition to our coaching staff,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin. “You can’t have enough winners around a sports program and obviously one of our main goals is to compete for another championship.”As a former blueline leader, Makaroff will work with the strong defensive core returning to the Saints.The two time defending BCIHL champion Saints dropped the first regular season game of the 2014-15 campaign with a 4-3 shootout loss to the upstart Eastern Washington University Eagles in Cheney, Washington.Stefan Virtanen, Stephan Gonzales and Jesse Knowler scored for the Saints while James Prigione made 23 saves on 26 shots.In their last exhibition weekend in late-September, the Saints hosted Grant MacEwan University Griffins out of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in a pair of games at the Castlegar Complex.The Saints dropped the second game of the double header 2-0, but they were able to keep pace all weekend with the Griffins who are touted to be one of the strongest teams in the ACAC this year.The first match up provided one of the most entertaining games in recent memory as the fast paced, end-to-end action continued through three periods of play.Finding themselves down 4-2 midway through the third period, the Saints eventually found their way as they have done many times in the past. Gonzales started the rally at the 10:54 mark and Arie Postmus tied it up with just over four minutes left. The Saints took the momentum into overtime when Thomas Hardy scored his second of the night after charging in on partial breakaway to cap a 5-4 comeback win. Also scoring for the Saints was Alex Milligan.SAINTS NOTES:The Saints will commemorate their second straight BCIHL Championship with a banner raising ceremony at their home opener on October 17. Eastern Washington will be in town for a 7 p.m. puck drop.last_img read more

Four teams go undefeated in men’s Fiba 3×3 Day 1

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award English Premier League confirms winter break from 2020 LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Croatia first dismantled no.22 Jordan, 22-7, then followed it up with another dominant victory over no.74 Nigeria, 22-8.Latvia had closer wins than Croatia but victories nonetheless.The Latvians first surpassed no.9 Ukraine, 21-18, and immediately followed it up with a 22-13 victory over Jordan.Ukraine managed to get a 22-11 win over winless Nigeria to go 1-1 while Jordan is also at 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Poland, the no.6 ranked federation in the world, crushed no.48 Indonesia, 22-6, in the opening game of the tournament and then followed it up with a 21-17 win over Slovenia, the no. 2 federation, in Pool B.Estonia, the no.13 federation, replicated Poland’s success with wins over no.16 Japan, 17-11, and Indonesia, 22-10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSlovenia, the no.2 ranked federation in the world, settled for a 1-1 record in Pool B while Japan and Indonesia are at 0-2.In Pool D, world no.25 Croatia and world no.4 Latvia are at the top of the group with 2-0 records. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Latvia versus Jordan in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo from Fiba.comSeveral teams walked out of the first day of the men’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup unscathed.After the 10 teams from Pools B and D took to the floor, Poland, Estonia, Croatia, and Latvia won all their respective group stage games Friday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rally fans issued with safety warning as stage cancelled

first_imgSPECTATORS HAVE been reminded to be mindful of safety after the cancellation of special stage 7 2019 Joule Donegal International Rally.SS7, the first stage of day two of the rally, had to be cancelled due to the high volumes of both traffic and spectators on the stage.Rally officials say that some spectators parked cars near to junctions on the stage and a large number of people arrived to the stage extremely late. Organisers have asked that rally followers arrive at stages no later than half-an-hour before the start of the action on the stage.Spectators are asked to park in safe parking areas and to obey marshals’ instructions at all times.Competitors had to drive through SS7 and make their way to SS8, Glen. Rally fans issued with safety warning as stage cancelled was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 Joule Donegal International Rallygartanglenlast_img read more

No Antonio Brown? No problem for Derek Carr at seventh training camp practice

first_imgNAPA — At some point, Antonio Brown will jump in to the Raiders’ passing game with both feet.Until that day arrives, Derek Carr looks as if he can get along just fine without him.That’s the way it appeared Saturday, anyway, as the Raiders held the seventh of 16 practices during the Napa phase of training camp.Carr was sharp, particularly in the red zone, during a non-padded session, spreading the ball around to a host of receivers. There was a jump-and-catch end zone fade to Tyrell …last_img

Cool Roofs Cut Urban Water Consumption

first_imgThe backdrop for the study is the way in which global climate change is expected to increase “water stress” in urban areas. Because of its Mediterranean climate, densely populated urban areas, and history of water shortages, California looked like a good place to study the connection between reflective roofs and water savings. RELATED ARTICLES U.S. Cities Are Fighting the Heat-Island EffectJunk Science and the Heat-Island EffectDo Green Roofs Temper Urban Heat? Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that the widespread use of reflective roofing has the potential to save cities millions of gallons of water while also lowering ambient air temperatures.Outdoor water consumption would drop by as much as 9% with the widespread use of cool roofs, according to climate simulations for 18 counties in California. If all of the buildings in Los Angeles County had reflective roofs, water savings would equal 83 million gallons per day in reduced demand for landscape watering.The study, “Water Conservation Benefits of Urban Heat Mitigation,” was published in Nature Communications.“This is the first study to look at the link between water and heat mitigation strategies in urban areas,” Pouya Vahmani, one of the researchers, said in an article posted by the lab. “You might not do cool roofs just to save water, but it’s another previously unrecognized benefit of having cool roofs. And from a water management standpoint, it’s an entirely different way of thinking — to manipulate the local climate in order to manipulate water demand.” Benefits would still depend on peopleReflective roofing could lower ambient temperatures in urban areas by as much as 1.5°C (2.7°F) and reduce the amount of water needed to water lawns and other landscaping. But the researchers admit that potential gains would be lost if homeowners didn’t catch on.“There is a key assumption in here that people would adjust their irrigation behavior in response,” researcher Andrew Jones said. “In order to reap the benefits, we would need people to be aware of the appropriate amount of water, or else use sensors or smart irrigation systems, which are a good idea anyway.”Jones and Vahmani used a regional climate model, backed by data on the demand for irrigation water in northern California, to reach their conclusions. They ran simulations for a 15-year period in 18 counties in both northern and southern parts of the state, with water savings ranging from 4% to 9%.Per capita, irrigation savings from cool roofs ranged from 1.87 to 15.4 gallons per day, with the highest potential savings coming in the southern part of the state.“In fact, total cool-roof-induced water savings in the three southern counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange (~150 million gallons per day) are nearly equivalent to the total water savings in other 15 studied counties in California combined,” the study said.One other caveat: researchers said that converting landscaping in urban areas to save water also can have the unintended effect of pushing up ambient temperatures. They cited a study showing that completely halting irrigation in the Los Angeles metro area would result in a rise of daytime temperatures of as much as 1.9°C.“These results show that the warming signal from strategies that focus only on outdoor water use reductions can meaningfully offset the cooling effects of a major heat mitigation strategy, such as citywide cool-roof deployment,” they wrote.last_img read more

No resolution any time soon in dope cases

first_imgWith a number of cases already pending before the anti-doping disciplinary panel, those involving six top quarter-milers of the country seem to be heading for another long battle after Wednesday’s hearing was adjourned for October 5.Defence counsel R K Anand sought reports on the second test of one of the athletes from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) due to which the hearing had to be adjourned.Ashwini Akkunji, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur, Jauna Murmu, Priyanka Panwar and Tiana Mary Thomas appeared for their second hearing in the dope cases but there were hardly any arguments exchanged.The defence had sought the documentation package of all the athletes from NADA in the previous hearing. The packages of all the athletes were furnished but it came to light that Tiana tested positive for anabolic steroids in two different tests conducted by NADA – at the inter-state championships in June and an out-of competition test in Patiala.That gave Anand an opportunity to ask for the documentation package of the second test and the hearing had to be adjourned even as the prosecution lawyer asked for it to go ahead with the available documents on other athletes. But chairman of the disciplinary panel Dinesh Dayal allowed Anand another long period to prepare his case.According to the NADA rules, the hearing has to be completed within three months but often the cases have dragged on for months and in some cases, for more than a year. In fact, a few months back, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) also pulled up NADA and asked it to hasten the hearing process. It was only then that NADA woke up to ask the disciplinary panels, which are independent bodies, to pick up the pace in the hearing processes.advertisementOn Wednesday, a three-member panel headed by Dayal also adjourned the hearing in the cases of 11 sports persons who tested positive for methylhexaneamine (MHA) last year.The MHA cases have been going on for close to a year, if not more than that, but the disciplinary panel hasn’t been able to come out with a verdict due to various delays at the pretext of some missing documents or the other.As the case dragged on, NADA stepped in and requested the panel to accelerate proceedings. A time-bound schedule for the hearings was proposed this week, but the hearing has now been adjourned till October 7.Seized or provided?The tests on the food supplements provided by the quartermilers have returned positive but it throws a serious question on what can be tested at the National Drug Testing Laboratory (NDTL) and what not.Besides, there is no clarity on whether the food supplements that were tested there were seized or voluntarily provided by the athletes.It has been reliably learnt that NADA never collected the food supplements from the athletes. It was the Sports Authority of India (SAI) which collected the samples at the behest the Mudgal committee, which is looking into the dope cases in athletics, and passed them on to the NDTL. However, as per the rules, NDTL cannot conduct tests except if the request comes from NADA or from any other national sports federation.Another question that arises is whether the supplements that have returned positive tests are the same as those substance found in the samples provided by the athletes.The banned substance, which has been found in the supplements, is ginseng and if brought to the notice of the panel, it may help the athletes to get a reduced sanction on the basis of “No fault or negligence clause,” mentioned in the NADA code.But for that, the hearing process will have to come to some conclusion which does not seem likely in the near future.Panel head pleads for more staffThe anti-doping disciplinary panelists, who decide the fate of India’s top athletes caught in the drug mess, are finding it hard to carry out their work in the absence of the required facilities.Justice CK Mahajan on Wednesday was once again critical of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for the lack of staff for him and other panelists. “I have been asking for a dedicated staff for hearing proceedings for a long time but I have got nothing,” said Mahajan as he got ready to dictate his order to a NADA official.It is just one official who has been designated to help the anti-doping disciplinary and appeals panel with its daily proceedings. Besides, the official also goes out for sample collection to various places outside the Capital and then has to maintain all the legal and laboratory records of the athletes which are to be provided to the panelists.advertisementAlso, he has to double up as a stenographer as well when the anti-doping panel dictates its order. On Wednesday, when another official came to take the order on a laptop, Mahajan made his displeasure clear.”It will take three days to dictate the order,” he said. Following his comments, one of the lawyers came in to take down the order.last_img read more

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Threw The First Pitch Tonight At Wrigley Field

first_imgANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Tonight, Coach Jim Harbaugh swapped his Michigan swag for Cubs attire.The crosstown rivalry game between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox tonight was kicked off by none other than Harbaugh himself.Harbaugh is no stranger to throwing off the mound, as he threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game last year. Tonight, decked out in a Cubs jersey, he lifted his hat to the cheering crowd in thanks before taking his arms above his head in preparation for his throw.You can see Harbaugh’s powerful throw to the Cubs’ Matt Szczur here:Jim Harbaugh throws the first pitch and #CrosstownCSN Game 3 is underway! pic.twitter.com/kNwVIdDt9d— Comcast SportsNet (@CSNChicago) July 27, 2016While it was way too high to be a strike, the coach’s pitch was still an impressive attempt!last_img read more

Ideals the world ignored

first_imgThe Russell-Einstein Manifesto published on July 9, 1955, sixty-two years after Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the World Parliament of Religions which was held in Chicago on September 1893 stated: There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal as human beings to human beings: Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. If you can do so, the way lies open to a new Paradise; if you cannot there lies before you the risk of universal death. Also Read – A special kind of bondEarlier, Russell had written ‘The Bomb and Civilization’ which was published in the Glasgow Forward on August 18, 1945, where he maintained that “The prospect for the human race is sombre beyond all predicament. Mankind is faced with a clear-cut alternative: either we shall all perish, or we shall have to acquire some slight degree of common sense. A great deal of new political thinking will be necessary if utter disaster is to be averted”. On August 6, 1945, the US dropped Little Boy on Hiroshima and three days later Fat Man on Nagasaki killing at least 100,000 people. Also Read – Insider threat managementNo one knows how many people have died in the wars that have taken place after the World Parliament of Religions. Besides the two Great Wars, hundreds of wars have taken place since the Chicago conference 126 years ago and the main reason behind any war is hatred and the desire to annihilate the opponent. The situation has worsened over the years as little attempt has been made to reduce violence and develop mutual respect. It was Swamiji who had first pointed out before an international audience that unless mutual respect and tolerance is developed, the future of the world is bleak. Swamiji had severely criticised those who stalled human progress and forced people to face untold misery. In the first extempore lecture delivered by him on September 11 at the World Parliament of Religions, Swamiji said, “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled up the world with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization, and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be advanced than it is now.” Swami hoped that the Parliament of the World’s Religions will put an end to violence and said, “I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal but through different paths.” Swamiji had delivered six lectures at the Parliament. If we read them carefully we find that Vivekananda had presented his thesis, stating that to set up a peaceful world, the views of others should be respected and people should be more tolerant, in the most logical way in three lectures delivered by him on September 11, 19 and 27. Swamiji delivered his first lecture at the inaugural session of the Parliament on September 11. He read out the Paper on Hinduism on September 19 and addressed the valedictory session on September 27. If we read the three lectures one after the other, we can easily understand the thesis he had presented before the Parliament. In the first lecture, Swamiji had mentioned about those who had spread venom in the world because of their narrow and sectarian views. They cannot see anything beyond their own skin and are fanatics. In Paper of Hinduism, Swamiji had presented his views on how the world can be saved from the fanatics and in the last lecture he talked about the peaceful future world which was the conclusion of his thesis. Swamiji believed that only tolerance and universal acceptance can save the world from disaster. He spoke about “infinite universal individuality, this little miserable prison-in-individuality must go.” He went ahead and maintained “Superstition is a great enemy of man, but bigotry is worse”. For Swamiji, the solution is “Universal Religion”. As a matter of fact, he was the first person to talk about this concept. It is the highest ethical principle and this has nothing to do with institutional religion. He felt that the follower of this principle can automatically accept the views of others and he trains up his mind in such a way that the person becomes a universal citizen. World peace can be achieved when a person becomes intellectually honest and tolerant at heart. He gave his view on Universal Religion is the most flawless manner. He said, “The Hindu may have failed to carry out all his plans, but if there is ever to be a universal religion, it must be one which will have no location in place or time; which will be infinite like the God, and whose sun will shine upon the followers of Krishna and of Christ, on saints and sinners alike; which will not be Brahminic or Buddhistic, Christian or Mohammedan, but the sum total of all these, and still have infinite space for development. It will be a religion which will have no place for persecution or intolerance in its polity, which will recognise the divinity in every man and woman, and whose scope, whose whole force, will be centred in aiding humanity to realize its own true, divine nature.” Swamiji was confident that universal religion will be followed to save the world from disaster. In the final session, he said, “Upon the banner of every religion will soon be written, in spite of resistance: Help and not Fight, Assimilation and not Destruction, Harmony and Peace and not Dissension.” We did not listen to Vivekananda and the result has been disastrous. The whole world is suffering from hatred, jealousy and people are becoming more and more intolerant. To set up a peaceful world, Swamiji’s philosophy needs to be followed in life. He was a person without a frontier and time has really come to break the barriers that do not widen the mental horizon. Vivekananda takes the mind to a higher plane and makes individuals the citizens of the world. To commemorate the 126th anniversary of the Chicago Address, Ramakrishna Mission is holding youth conferences throughout the country to get the youth acquainted with the philosophy of Vivekananda. Swamiji believed that the future of India will be so bright that it will eclipse the past and the youth will make the new India. (The author is Resident Editor, Millennium Post, Kolkata. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more