Central Islip Home Invasion: 1 Shot, Another Injured

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are searching for three masked men who injured two people during a home invasion in Central Islip early Thursday morning.The three suspects were wearing dark clothing and masks when they entered the house through a rear window just before 1 a.m.,  a police spokeswoman said.Inside the house at the time were a 48-year-old man, 13-year-old boy, 22-year-old woman and another female whose age was not known as of Thursday morning, but who police identified as the mother of the teen and 22-year-old.After entering the house, the suspects shot the older man in the abdomen, police said, and then struck the 22-year-old woman in the face with the gun.They were both taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said. Their condition wasn’t immediately available.The teen and mother were uninjured.Police said nothing was stolen from the house. Police have yet to release a motive for the crime. The investigation is continuing.The case marks the eighth armed home invasion in Suffolk in three weeks, including one that left a 21-year-old Flanders man dead.last_img read more

Living wage issues

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr $964 million/20,451-member Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, with 170 full-time equivalents, is one of 80 employers in its area that have signed on, voluntarily, to pay their employees a living wage. A wage that, says Brent Zorgdrager, CEO of Mennonite Savings and CU in Kitchener, Ontario, is higher than the minimum wage.“It fits with the values of a credit union in a general sense,” says Zorgdrager. “That was certainly where it was a match for us.” Mennonite Savings and CU, he says, is a very value-based credit union; one of those values is standing for social justice. This movement, therefore, was a direct fit.“In our province the minimum wage is $11.25/hour and in our region the living wage is $16.05 so the living wage is a premium of $4.80/hour or a premium of 43 percent over the minimum wage,” explains Zorgdrager.According to Living Wage Waterloo Region, “the living wage is calculated as the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs, once government transfers have been added to the family’s income and deductions have been subtracted.” continue reading »last_img read more

U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases

first_imgIn El Paso, Texas, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses as hospitals there were beginning to get overwhelmed by the rise in Covid-19 patients. And Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker rolled out new restrictions on businesses in Chicago and some surrounding counties amid a rise in cases there.Epidemiologists and medical experts are warning that the dynamics of this phase of the pandemic are different from what the country experienced in the spring and summer. Whereas earlier in the pandemic, the virus was spreading in certain parts of the country, it’s now spreading rapidly in nearly every community across the country, Christine Peterson, an epidemiologist at the University of Iowa, said in a phone interview.“It’s going to be bad and I think it’s going to be bad in a different way, because instead of having these pictures of morgue trucks and densely populated areas with a lot of patients, this is going to be lots of smaller places,” she said. “So it’s going to be harder to see the obvious impact because it’s so spread out in these really small town hospitals, but they’re really going to be struggling.”- Advertisement – In the spring, the virus spread most widely in the New York City-area as well as in a handful of other cities. In the summer, it spread most rapidly across the so-called Sun Belt. But now, data from Hopkins shows that adjusted for population, the virus is spreading most rapidly across the American heartland, such as the Dakotas, Wisconsin and Iowa.Remote health systems in these areas might find themselves more easily overwhelmed by an influx of Covid-19 patients than medical centers in big cities, Peterson said. She added that while doctors have learned a lot about how to effectively treat Covid-19 patients, that doesn’t mean every doctor is equipped to do so.“The thing to remember is doctors, as a population, have learned how to treat this better, but that doesn’t mean that the doctor in northeastern Iowa has seen this disease,” she said. “They’re seeing it now; they didn’t see it in March.”Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and director of the Brown Lifespan Center for Digital Health, said in an interview with CNBC that “the worst days of the pandemic are almost certainly still ahead of us.”She said maintaining a strong health-care workforce will be a real challenge in the months ahead. The country still has a limited supply of personal protective equipment like masks and medical gowns that protect health workers against infection, she said. Not to mention, doctors and nurses are increasingly exhausted by the relentless surge of new Covid-19 patients, she added.“Whereas in those early phases, we were able to direct some extra resources to the places that were hardest hit, now, we are watching it spread everywhere so that every American is at risk but also every hospital and every health-care system is getting stressed out,” she said. It’s not just cases that are rising; 19 states reported a record-high number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, based on a seven-day average, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, which is run by journalists at The Atlantic.The average number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19 is up by at least 5% in 38 states, according to CNBC’s analysis of Covid Tracking Project’s data.The surge in new cases and hospitalizations are prompting officials in some states and cities to roll out new restrictions, though they’re not nearly as severe as the lockdown measures implemented in March and April. The governor of Connecticut last week rolled back the state’s reopening amid early signs of an expanding outbreak. In Massachusetts, the governor has imposed a curfew on some businesses and asked residents to remain home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.- Advertisement – The United States reported a record one-day spike of 126,400 new cases of the coronavirus as medical experts warn that the outbreak is worsening across the country and could lead to a devastating winter.The U.S. has now reported a new record one-day spike in cases everyday over the past three days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Over the past seven days, the country has reported an average of more than 98,500 new cases as of Friday, up over 25% compared with a week ago.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

​MP Pension blacklists oil companies including Shell, BP and Exxon

first_img“The demand for fossil fuels, including oil, will decrease as the green transition accelerates”Anders Schelde, MP PensionThe pension fund said it had been collecting data on the firms’ contribution to the green transition and found that BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Equinor were taking steps towards transitioning towards a low-carbon economy. The other six had no – or very limited – initiatives to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.Schelde said the fund hoped these companies would increase their efforts to become more environmentally friendly.He added: “When they have done so, we would very much like to invest in the same companies once again – but it requires a significant change in all 10 companies.”MP Pension’s board of directors pledged in 2018 to dump all shares in coal, tar sands and oil activities by the end of 2020, and excluded all coal and tar sands companies from its investments last year.It then carried out work to assess whether it considered that the largest oil companies had adapted their long-term business models and strategies to the objectives of the Paris Agreement – an exercise that led to yesterday’s divestment announcement.The fund said it would assess more than 1,000 companies by the end of 2020, but had initially focused on the 10 largest firms.MP Pension’s members voted at its latest AGM for the fund to divest from bonds issued by fossil fuel companies.As a result of this, the fund said it was in the process of preparing an impact assessment of the sale. It currently holds DKK168m issued by two of the companies already analysed, Rosneft and Petrobas.In July, Danish labour-market pension fund PenSam blacklisted 26 oil companies , selling off shares with a total value of DKK130m, but had chosen to remain invested in Royal Dutch Shell and BP. The fund told IPE these firms had increased their openness on how they planned to reach clear green targets. The Danish pension fund for academics, MP Pension, has blacklisted 10 of the world’s largest oil firms, a decision that will mean divesting DKK644m (€86m) of stocks.In addition, the pension fund is considering the impact of divesting from bonds issued by oil firms.The fund said it wanted to take responsibility for the green transition while securing long-term investment returns.Anders Schelde, CIO of MP Pension, said: “We do not believe that this sector can deliver a return on a par with the rest of the market in the coming years. “The demand for fossil fuels, including oil, will decrease as the green transition accelerates.”The 10 companies are ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, PetroChina, Rosneft, Royal Dutch Shell, Sinopec, Total, Petrobras and Equinor.“The total market capitalisation of these 10 companies exceeds DKK9.2trn,” Schelde said. “MP’s shareholding in the 10 companies amounts to DKK644m, which corresponds to two thirds of all of MP’s equity investments in oil.”last_img read more

Let’s approach new season with renewed desire, determination, Rodgers urges Ndidi, others

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One RoleEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Foxes’ 2020-21 fixture list was revealed on Thursday morning and they will kick off their campaign away to the newly-promoted Baggies at The Hawthorns around the weekend beginning Saturday, September 12. City will be looking to build on their fifth-place finish last term, which earned them a place in the Europa League. read also:Rodgers: Champions League qualification among biggest career achievements It could have been even better but they were pipped to a Champions League spot by Manchester United on the final day, having spent most of the season in the top four. West Brom, meanwhile, are gearing up for life back in the top flight after clinching promotion from the Championship as runners-up behind champions Leeds United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has urged his wards to approach the new Premier League season with renewed desire and determination to continue their progression as a club. According to him, West Bromwich Albion will provide Leicester City with a good opening test on the first day of the new Premier League season. At least two Nigerians, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are still part of the array of Army Rodgers have been preparing to face the test of time during the new football season. “The new season is already very close and now we’ve got our fixtures, we can look ahead to what we hope will be another exciting campaign for this football club and another step on our journey together,” said Rodgers. “We begin the new season away to West Bromwich Albion, which I think will be a really good test for us, as they’re a team full of quality and with the momentum of promotion behind them. “For us, I’m really pleased with the way the team have developed over the last 18 months, and now we need to show the ambition to continue that progress. “We also have European football to look forward to and I know the players are itching to get back out on the pitch to show what they’re capable of and give the Blue Army something to shout about.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Greseth capitalizes for Buffalo River win, Arneson captures Sanders Challenge title

first_imgBuffalo River Race Park winner Michael Greseth (right) is joined in victory lane following the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour by members of the Todd Sanders family and tour champion Austin Arneson. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerGLYNDON, Minn. (Aug. 20) – Michael Greseth took the win while Austin Arneson took the title in the Sunday finale for the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park.Greseth used a restart with 13 laps to go to move by leader Dale Kraling. From there, he withstood challenges from Kraling on two more restarts and captured the $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying victory over Arneson.With the second place finish, Arneson was crowned the 2017 Sanders Modified Tour champion.Points were tallied all four nights of the tour, with each driver’s worst night being thrown out. By night’s end at Buffalo River, Arneson edged out Greseth by a mere one point to claim the championship and the $1,500 bonus.“This is a fun tour,” said Arneson. “With a tour like this, it’s nice to have all the hard work pay off. It’s even better when you can do it in front of your hometown people.”A season-high 29 IMCA Modifieds were checked in at Glyndon.Matt Talley was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner and Brandon Schmidt topped a hotly contested IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. The Mach-1 Sport Compact winner was Daniel Harstad.Feature results – 1. Michael Greseth; 2. Austin Arneson; 3. Dale Kraling; 4. Tyler Peterson; 5. Rob VanMil; 6. Trent Grager; 7. Justin Jones; 8. Dev Malmlov; 9. Marcus Tomlinson; 10. Michael Johnson; 11. Tyler Hall; 12. Lucas Rodin; 13. Josh Beaulieu; 14. Myles Tomlinson; 15. Cody Peterson; 16. Lance Scholling; 17. Bryce Bjerken; 18. Rich Pavlicek; 19. Brennan Borg; 20. Karmith Christensen; 21. Luke Scholling; 22. Jamie Schulz; 23. Patrick Brejcha; 24. Dave Shipley.last_img read more

Tigers Deliver Argos Another Loss

first_img Share April 6, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (30-12, 6-5) started the day just one day behind first place West Alabama in the GSC East. They finished the day three games back after losing game two of today’s twin bill to the 28th ranked Tigers, 10-5. The 18th ranked Argonauts were defeated soundly in game one, 12-2.Similar to game one, pitching controlled the first four innings of the game. West Alabama took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. With one out Darryl Brown and Clark Humber singled. Rob Dahlberg’s single scored Brown. When Brown slid into home he knocked the ball out of catcher Justin Wood’s glove and Humber came around to score.West Florida answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Kyle DeBos doubled down the third baseline scoring Jason Kohl who singled to lead off the inning. DeBos advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and scored on a base hit by Clay Wallace.The Argos took their first lead of the day in the fourth on an RBI single by Peter Antoske. Kyle Andrews scored on the play. He singled to reach safely with one out. West Alabama answered by collecting six runs on five hits and an error in the fifth. Rob Dahlberg tied the game with a base hit RBI. With the bases loaded and one out, Tres Avans hit a grounder to Wallace who flipped it over Jones covering second to cut down the runner. Jones’ throw to first to turn the double play got away from Williams and two more runs scored. They scored three more runs on RBI singles by Corey Houston, Brent Bumgarner, and Brown.Dahlberg was unstoppable all day for UWA. In game two he went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Clint Moody hit a two run homer in the sixth. Houston was 2-for-4 with an RBI. The Tigers had 13 hits on the day. Brandon Wheeler got the win for UWA. He tossed 4 1/3 innings in the seven inning game. He allowed four runs on seven hits.West Florida was led by Lee Huggins and Kyle Andrews who both went 2-for-4. Jacob Whisenhunt went 2-for-2 coming off the bench for UWF. The Argos stranded 10 runners on base. Jon Sintes took the loss. He went four plus innings allowing four runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts.Game two starts tomorrow at 1 pm. Listen to the “Live Audio” and watch the “Live Stats” at goargos.com. Tomorrow’s Senior Day festivities get underway at 12:30 pmPrint Friendly Version Tigers Deliver Argos Another Losslast_img read more

Information overload for Red Devils

first_imgLouis van Gaal thinks he may have bamboozled his players with too much information in the opening two months of his reign as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal has implemented many changes on and off the pitch since he took charge on July 16. He has tinkered with the team’s formation, he has been at pains to implement his “philosophy”, and he has also made several alterations at the club’s training ground. Van Gaal insists all his changes will benefit the team in the long run, but he accepts he may have over-loaded the players with too much information too quickly. “We give (the players) a lot of information and you have to work out that information,” said the United manager, who watched his team crumble to a 5-3 defeat at Leicester last weekend. “There shall be a moment in the season that this information is not too much. At this moment maybe it is too much for the players. “It’s very difficult because we are starting with a new team and a new relationship between players so that’s why it needs time.” Although the season is just six weeks old, Van Gaal believes United’s fans are already “very tired” of hearing their manager plead for patience. Ahead of the game against Sam Allardyce’s team, Van Gaal hit back at suggestions he was wrong to spend the majority of his budget on attacking players. Ruud Gullit and Gary Neville suggested last week that Van Gaal had made a mistake in defence by just buying Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo when experienced heads like Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were allowed to leave. United’s defence now looks even weaker as Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are all injured while Tyler Blackett is suspended. United were interested in signing Mats Hummels earlier this summer, but they were quickly warned off making a bid by Borussia Dortmund. “Maybe we were at the market in August for a right-sided central defender,” Van Gaal said at his pre-match press conference. “You never know. But I don’t want to discuss that.” Van Gaal denies the lack of experience at centre-back is a problem for United. “My concern is never the age of the experience, my concern is the profile,” Van Gaal added. “You have to fit the profile. “There are a lot of defenders in this world, but I don’t want to buy (just) any defenders. “Age is not so important. With the Dutch national team I played with Bruno Martins Indi and Stefan de Vrij, they were 21 and 22. “And until Leicester we only had three goals against in spite of the fact we were not playing so well but our defensive organisation was good.” Van Gaal, who may have to hand a debut to 19-year-old defender Paddy McNair on Saturday, said he was aware that Evans and Jones both had a history with injuries before he took the job. The United boss claims his training methods will make them less susceptible to fitness problems in the future. “I have been told (about their injury history), and now they are confirming (it) but I have good hopes that we shall improve in that matter because normally I don’t have any injury problems,” he said. “For a good example I had Arjen Robben (at Bayern Munich). He had injuries before but not under me. “We helped him by training sessions. And we are doing that here in the same way.” In the build-up to the match, Allardyce said United’s £150million transfer splurge showed the club was in “panic” mode. When asked whether that was the case, Van Gaal responded: “No.” Van Gaal enjoyed a near-perfect tour of the United States, but since the competitive season began, the Dutchman has endured a miserable set of results. United go into Saturday’s match against West Ham having collected just five points from five matches – their worst start in Premier League history. Press Associationlast_img read more

Authorities search for suspect accused of attempting to kidnap woman

first_imgAuthorities are currently searching for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a woman while she was walking her dog.The alleged incident occurred at the Highland Village Gardens Park, in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday.The victim told authorities that suspect was a white male in his 40’s or 50’s who stood about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.The victim additionally reported that the suspect had gray/white hair and appeared to be homeless due to his dirty clothing. aIf you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img

Woodlawn Croquet Court Opens for Summer Season

first_img admin Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) ELLSWORTH — Croquet enthusiasts are invited to stop by for a game or two on the championship-sized croquet court on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum.The Woodlawn croquet committee has scheduled activities from May until the end of October. The 2011 season schedule can be viewed online at woodlawnmuseum.com.Golf croquet will commence on Tuesday, May 17, from 2 to 4 with a social hour to follow.The public is invited and non-members of Woodlawn Croquet are asked to contribute a fee of $5 to help cover the court maintenance costs.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSoft soled shoes are required to play on the croquet lawn. This is a popular activity and one can learn to play golf croquet with just a short introductory lesson.The first free croquet lesson will be offered on Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. To sign up for lessons, call the museum at 667-8671 or Perry Mattson, chairman of the croquet committee, at 667-9335.Instruction in the basics of six-wicket croquet and all equipment are provided by the croquet program.Spectators are invited for the fourth annual Maine/New Hampshire Tournament, which is scheduled June 23-26 at Woodlawn.Membership also is available at Woodlawn Croquet and it includes unlimited play from dawn to dusk, all equipment and instruction for the entire season.Those interested should call the museum at 667-8671.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more