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East Farmingdale House Fire Leaves Man Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in East Farmingdale that left a man dead on Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Police officers and firefighters responded to a passing motorist’s 911 call reporting smoke and fire coming from the Melville Road home at 3:18 p.m., authorities said.Before extinguishing the blaze, firefighters entered the home and pulled out a man, who was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead.The man was the only person in the home at the time of the fire, police said. His body was taken to the Nassau County’s Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his identity.Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are continuing their investigation.last_img read more

Coronavirus: No timeline for fans’ return to football stadiums | Football News

first_imgHowever, the former chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins MP, said that the Government “did not ask Netflix to bail out the arts”.Huddleston said: “(Julian Knight, MP for Solihull) said he believed it would be absurd for taxpayers money to be used to bail out or support elite football. I have to say I largely agree with him,” said Huddleston.“It is absolutely vital, and I have said this from the beginning, that football should look after itself – we mean at the elite levels.“The honourable member said there is enough money in football but it is poorly distributed. I’m afraid we are seeing that at this moment in time.“The idea that we should be using public money, our constituents’ money, to bail them out is just not acceptable. I appeal to them to come to a compromise as soon as possible.“I appeal to the EFL and Premier League to continue the very important conversations they are having.” Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston has stated that it is the Government’s intention to see fans return to football stadiums “as soon as possible”.However, at a debate attended by ministers at Westminster Hall on Monday, Huddleston laid out no timeline for pilot events to resume or a date for a lifting of restrictions.- Advertisement – Jonathan Gullis, the Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, called the debate and stated: “As of December 2 I will be expecting to see an announcement that fans are coming back into football stadiums.”- Advertisement – Pressure is growing on the Government to allow supporters to return to football stadiums after coronavirus lockdown restrictions lift on December 2.Ministers debated the issue of supporters returning to grounds at all levels – which was intended to happen in October before Covid-19 cases began to rise once more – after a petition backed by the Premier League and Football League garnered nearly 200,000 signatures. “The Government does understand the financial implications of not allowing fans back into stadia from October 1 and we have worked tirelessly to get sports back up and running over the past few months, albeit behind closed doors. Premier League matches are being played in empty stadiumsImage:Premier League matches are being played in empty stadiums 2,500 fans watched Brighton's pre-season friendly against Chelsea on August 29Image:2,500 fans watched Brighton’s pre-season friendly against Chelsea on August 29 “Pilots were pivotal and have been very successful, they have been excellent learning points and learning opportunities. And that work has not been wasted as it is helping inform the decision-making process and we want to get pilots back and get fans back in stadia as soon as possible.“We have had a plan from very, very early on in the first lockdown and it has been explicitly stated and is out there, but what we have had to do on a couple of occasions, unfortunately, is press the pause button. But we want to get back to the plan as quickly as we can.“A big challenge we are facing, however, is how spectators travel to and from venues and how that might impact on transmission rates.“But we are committed to getting spectators back as soon as possible and we are working with the STIG (Sports Technology Innovation Group) group to analyse new technologies which might support the return of spectators.”Huddleston added that, when it came to financial support at the elite level, “football should be expected to look after itself”. – Advertisement – Huddleston replied that the Government are working “tirelessly” to try to achieve that but while conceding that transmission rates were low inside grounds due to them being open air, he said there remained issues around fans arriving at and gathering around stadia.“I am fully aware of the importance of getting fans back in stadia, not just for football but for all elite sports,” said Huddleston.“The point made by several members today that a one-size-fits-all approach may not be appropriate, and we are paying attention to what is happening in other countries.- Advertisement – Nigel Huddleston believes the Premier League can offer help to EFL clubs, amid the coronavirus pandemicImage:Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston didn’t provide a timeline for the return of fanslast_img read more

Canada reports its 11th BSE case

first_imgDec 18, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Canadian officials today reported the country’s 11th case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, but said it will not affect Canada’s BSE risk status as defined by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The disease was found in a 13-year-old beef cow from Alberta, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced. “The animal’s carcass is under CFIA control, and no part of it entered the human food or animal feed systems,” the agency said in a news release. The latest BSE case is Canada’s third this year. The disease was found in a 6-year-old bull from an Alberta farm in February and in a 5-year-old dairy cow from British Columbia in May. In recognition of Canada’s BSE surveillance and control measures, the OIE classified the country as a “controlled risk” country for BSE in May of this year. “This case will not affect Canada’s risk status,” the CFIA said. Sep 18 CIDRAP News story “US to end BSE-related ban on older Canadian cattle” “The CFIA expects to detect a small number of [BSE] cases over the next 10 years as Canada progresses towards its goal of eliminating the disease from the national cattle herd,” the CFIA stated. The United States has had three BSE cases so far: one in Washington state in 2003, one in Texas in 2005, and one in Alabama in 2006. The Washington case was in a Canadian-born cow. Canada’s latest BSE precaution was to ban the use of cattle-derived “specified risk materials,” such as the brain and spinal cord, from animal feeds, pet foods, and fertilizers. The ban took effect Jul 12. US officials have been considering a similar step for more than 2 years. Both countries banned specified risk materials from human food previously. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) banned the importation of Canadian cattle and beef when Canada’s first BSE case surfaced in May 2003. The ban on meat from young (less than 30 months) cattle was lifted soon afterward, but the ban on live cattle continued until July 2005, when young cattle were again admitted. The USDA lifted the ban on older live cattle on Nov 19. The cow’s age means it was born before Canada and the United States banned the use of ruminant animal protein in cattle feed in 1997. Cattle are believed to contract BSE by eating feed containing material from infected animals. People who eat meat from BSE-infected cattle may run a risk of contracting the human equivalent of the brain-wasting disease—variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. See also: The latest case was detected by the national BSE surveillance program, which has discovered all of Canada’s cases so far, the agency said. Targeting cattle deemed to have an increased risk of BSE, the program has tested about 190,000 since 2003, when the first case was found. Canadian officials are working to find the infected cow’s herd mates at the time of birth and to determine how it might have been infected, the CFIA said. Jul 13 CIDRAP News story “Canada widens BSE-related feed ban; US still pondering” Revised USDA rule allowing importation of older Canadian cattle effective Nov 19, 2007last_img read more

Eight English LGPS lead effort to create £35bn asset pool

first_imgEight English local authority funds have agreed to pool £35bn (€47.7bn) worth of pension assets, creating the largest asset pool confirmed to date.The partnership, announced by the largest participating local government pension scheme (LGPS), the £11.5bn West Midlands Pension Fund, will aim to set up a multi-asset pool by April 2018, according to a statement.“The collaboration,” the statement adds, “will aim to deliver cost savings and to build on the individual participating funds’ strong investment performance by providing scale, increased resilience, knowledge sharing and robust governance and decision-making arrangements.”Five of the eight participants – the Cheshire Pension Fund, the Nottinghamshire Pension Fund, the Shropshire County Pension Fund, the Staffordshire Pension Fund and the Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund – were last month part of a joint procurement exercise that saw seven schemes award Legal & General Investment Management £6.5bn in mandates. The Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund and the fund for employees of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority will also join the asset pool.The joint statement said individual funds would retain their separate identities, in line with the other pooling proposals announced to date, and that it would give each fund access to internal and external investment managers.The West Midlands Pension Fund already runs more than 40% of its assets internally.In its most recent annual report, it estimated that its current in-house team led to savings of nearly £25m a year, and said a new internal active global equity mandate would be in place by the end of the 2015-16 financial year.At the end of March 2015, West Midlands had equity holdings worth £6.7bn, of which the passive UK and overseas holdings were managed internally.The Midlands asset pool is the largest announced to date, followed by the London CIV.Nine funds in the South West of England are also planning an asset pool worth more than £20bn, but only the Midlands venture and the London CIV so far comply with the £25bn target for pooling set by the Department for Communities and Local Government as part of its attempt to create scale among the 90 LGPS in England and Wales.last_img read more

Indiana sends troops for hurricane relief

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — About 100 men and women from the Indiana National Guard 38th Infantry Division and the 181st Intelligence Wing are in Florida assisting with hurricane response efforts.“The National Guard stands trained and prepared to assist authorities protect lives and property,” said Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard. “This is a core competency of this organization and we focus on being ready when called.”The group is posting updates on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IndianaGuardsmanlast_img read more

OA Hosts Incoming Freshman Scholarship Banquet

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Oldenburg Academy honored the Class of 2022 Freshman Scholarship Recipients on Wednesday, April 11, in the OA Gym.  OA President, Diane H. Laake welcomed the 26 recipients, their families, and distinguished benefactors to the ceremony and assisted with the presentations of the scholarships.Sr. Marjorie Jeanne Niemer, OSF, presented the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Scholarship to Logan Sydzyik for achieving the highest score on the OA Placement Test.  Logan attends Sunman-Dearborn Middle School and is the son of Don Sydzyik and Laurie Sydzyik.  Logan also received the Herb and June Moenter Music Scholarship presented by Mr. Keith Moenter and Mrs. Brenda Moenter- Moorman.Ms. Brenda Meyer presented the Connie Prickel Metz ’51 Scholarship to Eli Lamping.  Eli attends Batesville Middle School and is the son of Amanda Lamping and Josh Lamping.Mr. Dale Werner and Philip Werner presented the Becky Orschell Werner Scholarship to Augustus Harlow.  Augustus attends St. Mary School in Greensburg and is the son of Tracey Harlow and Rex Harlow.  Augustus also received a Presidential Scholarship.Mrs. Dottie Hoff presented the Cleophas William and Mary Elizabeth Moll Tebbe Scholarship, on behalf of Rev. Francis S. Tebbe, O.F.M., to Griffin Pitzer and Spencer Mack.  Griffin attends St. John the Baptist School in Harrison, OH and is the son of Greg and Melissa Pitzer.  Spencer attends St. Louis School in Batesville and is the son of Pete and Deb Mack.Mr. Jim Bruns presented the Holly Ann Bruns ’74 Memorial Scholarship to Lillian Eldridge, Greg Kline, Frank Moorman, and Jenna Kohrman.  Lillian attends North Decatur Junior High School in Greensburg and is the daughter of Matt and Penny Eldridge.  Greg attends St. Nicholas School in Sunman and is the son of Bryan and Marie Kline.  Frank attends Batesville Middle School and is the son of Dale and Tara Moorman. Jenna attends St. Mary School in Greensburg and is the daughter of Rick and Deb Kohrman.Ms. Diane H. Laake presented the following memorial scholarships on behalf of their families and benefactors.The Maria Duerr DeJaco ’48 Scholarship was presented to Emma Back of St. Michael School in Brookville. Emma is the daughter of David and Melanie Back.The Brenda S. Vogelsang ’84 Academic Achievement in Science Scholarship was presented to Isabelle Hornbach of Sunman-Dearborn Middle School.  Isabelle is the daughter of Doug and Bridget Hornbach.The Mildred J. Hillenbrand Scholarship was presented to Brett Wagner of Batesville Middle School.  Brett is the son of Andrea Ferkinhoff and William Wagner.The Judith Heinlein Class of 1958 Scholarship was presented to Annalise Hudepohl of St. Nicholas School in Sunman. Annalise is the daughter Andrew and Angela Hudepohl.The William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Scholarship was presented to Joseph Suttmann and Elizabeth Gigrich.  Joseph and Elizabeth attend St. Louis School.  Joseph is the son of Michael and Anne Suttmann. Elizabeth is the daughter of Todd and Susan Gigrich.The James E. Fritsch Scholarship was presented to Abe Streator.  Abe attends St. Louis School and is the son of Randy and Amy Streator.  Abe also received a Presidential Scholarship.Mr. Brian McFee, OA Principal, presented the following academic achievement scholarships to the Class of 2022.  These scholarships were based on the students scores on the OA Placement Test and achievements the subject areas.The Academic Achievement High School Placement Test Scholarships were presented to Elijah Waggoner of St. Michael School in Brookville and Kathryn Voegele of St. Louis School.  Eli is the son of Jeff and Brenda-Wilhelm Waggoner.  Kathryn is the daughter of Robert and Angela Voegele.Presidential Scholarships were presented to the following students.  Amelia Austin attends St. Louis School and is the daughter of Dr. Trent and Carla Austin. Elizabeth Cornett attends St. Louis School and is the daughter of Kevin and Tanner Cornett.  Kate Walke attends Batesville Middle School and is the daughter of James Walke and Tara Walke.The Academic Achievement in Math was presented to Joshua Newman of Greendale Middle School.  Josh also received a Presidential Scholarships.  He is the son of Kipp and Cindy Newman.The Academic Achievement in English was presented to Caleb Lehman of St. Louis School.  Caleb also received a Presidential Scholarship. He is the son of Chris and Jennifer Lehman.The Academic Achievement in Art was presented to Annabelle Kuhlmann of St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg.  Annabelle is the daughter Scott and Ashlee Kuhlmann.“OA is very grateful to the many families and individuals who have established and continue to support named scholarships that honor the life and legacy of someone who has been positively impacted by the Academy.  This helps to ensure that these incoming freshmen will all have the same opportunities for academic challenge, creative expression in the fine/performing arts, and a deepening of their faith found here at OA,” commented Ms. Laake.“The Freshman Scholarship ceremony was a great success, providing scholarships to the best and brightest students around!  These opportunities established allow students of all backgrounds to attend the Academy and receive an excellent Catholic education with a rich tradition,” commented Mr. McFee.last_img read more

Mullins big guns on course

first_imgWillie Mullins has confirmed his big guns on course for the Punchestown Festival later this month. The trainer had five winners at the Cheltenham Festival, including an opening day treble when Champagne Fever claimed the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle , Hurricane Fly regained his Champion Hurdle crown and Quevega raced into the history books with a remarkable fifth win in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle. With that trio set to be joined by the likes of Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs at Punchestown, Mullins looks set to dominate once again. “All our top horses appear to have come out of the big meetings at Fairyhouse and Cheltenham in good form,” he told At The Races. “We’ll be working them on Tuesday and maybe again later in the week and then we’ll decide their targets, although the likes of Hurricane Fly have obvious targets.” Hurricane Fly will be aiming for a fourth straight win in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle on April 26, while Quevega will be aiming for her fourth win in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle 24 hours earlier. Sir Des Champs will be lining up in the Bet Online With TheTote.com Punchestown Gold Cup on April 24. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

U.S. Marshals Arrest Man in Miami for Shooting 8 People at Texas Bar

first_imgThe charges stem from a shooting that occurred last Friday in which a man with a rifle, who is believed to be Crew, began shooting at a group of people in the parking lot of a venue called Rebar.San Antonio police Chief William McManus says the man was part of a group that had been turned away from the bar due to being “inebriated.”McManus explains that the man asked: “Don’t you know who I am? I’m a UFC fighter from California.”He then obtained a gun from his car.Crew was arrested without incident and is in being held without bond at the Miami-Dade County Jail, according to jail records. Federal agents in Florida have arrested a man who is charged in a shooting that injury eight people outside a Texas bar last week.U.S. Marshals arrested 37-year-old Jenelius Crew on Thursday morning as he left a Miami hotel, San Antonio police announced in a statement.He faces eight counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.last_img read more

McIntyre feels SU ‘moves boulder’ in coach’s debut season

first_imgSyracuse men’s soccer has started to move the boulder. So says first-year head coach Ian McIntyre. In the first season — a season in which McIntyre’s team was primarily comprised of newcomers — SU was simply making that first push. It was building a team, establishing a core, learning to play as a unit and slowly trying to set the boulder that is the SU soccer program in motion. Although McIntyre said the 2-10-5 season was ‘disappointing’ given the high hopes for the program, he realizes this season was just the first step. ‘There’s high expectations in this program and that’s exciting,’ McIntyre said. ‘We feel that we have a bright future. But you understand. You use the metaphor that you’ve got to get this boulder moving, and the hardest work is always that initial force required and then as things get rolling, things get a little easier.’ The team had the fewest wins of any SU team since 1971. It was unable to score in nine of its 17 games and amassed just 10 goals the whole season. But much of this disappointment is likely a result of the fact that this was a building year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Coming into the season, 10 players on a team of 30 were returners. The team had no base to build from. The only way to describe the hodgepodge of returners, transfers and freshmen was ‘new.’ It was this newness that encompassed the team all season. There was an upside for many of the returners as they were given a fresh start, but on the field a lack of familiarity was apparent. For the transfers and the returning players, the new coaching staff and the changes to the team meant getting to start over. Particularly for the returners who endured a season of intra-team conflict over the ultimate firing of former head coach Dean Foti, the clean slate was important. Sophomore David Neumann said particularly after a bad season last year (3-15-0), it gave the players new hope. ‘Coming into the season with a fresh outlook, new faces, it was like we were starting over again,’ Neumann said. ‘Almost like it was my first year again, being able to start over.’ Yet the team had little time to mature, individually and together. It took some time for players to figure out where their teammates would be, junior Nick Roydhouse said. The communication issues often led to turnovers and kept the Orange from stringing passes together. During the course of the season, four freshmen got playing time. Brett Jankouskas and Robbie Hughes started most of the games. But having such young players can be challenging. McIntyre said they had to get used to the physicality and speed of college soccer, which takes time. The burden was placed on them to truck on anyway. ‘We’re a work in progress,’ McIntyre said. ‘We will continue to evolve as a team. A lot of young players got a lot of experience this year. … And perhaps players that we would have liked to have slowly introduced to our program and Division I soccer really had a baptism by fire this year.’ Looking ahead, however, the Orange has established its core group. In the offseason, Neumann anticipates the players will continue to work on getting to know each other. This will specifically take the form of ball work, to eliminate the communication issues. And with the season only over for four days, the team was already back on the field running. It struggled with fitness throughout the season and was unable to catch up given the short time between games. Next year there will be no excuses. As Roydhouse said, ‘You can never be too fit.’ So with the first push behind it, Syracuse continues to get that boulder up to speed. ‘We’ve got a really good core group now to work off,’ Roydhouse said. ‘Everybody kind of knows what’s going on. And it will be easier for new players to come and just to see what’s happening from the players that are already here so they can catch up and join them.’ alguggen@syr.edu Published on November 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more