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Hampton Bays Vehicle 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 A man was found dead inside a vehicle that had caught fire on a beach in Hampton Bays over the weekend but investigators do not suspect foul play, Southampton Town Police said.Southampton and Hampton Bays firefighters responded to the blaze off North Road overlooking Peconic Bay shortly after noon Saturday and found the victim inside the vehicle after extinguishing the flames, police said.The victim’s identity was not immediately available. His body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office.Suffolk County police Arson Squad, Homicide Squad and Crime Scene detectives are continuing the investigation.Southampton town police ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 631-702-2230. All callers will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Exercise to be a better leader

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dan BergerExercise is a word you hear often this time of year, and it’s usually surrounded by words of regret. For example, “I wish I had made it to the gym more this year,” or “I definitely didn’t exercise as much as I would have liked the past few months.”While everyone feels great after a good workout, we sometimes let the busyness of life keep us at the office. As a result, we miss getting to the gym or going outside. But what if we decided exercise could make us better leaders?Shelley DuBois, in FORTUNE, says exercise shows a person’s true colors. “Anyone can seem collected in an air-conditioned office, but who still behaves like a team player when they’re sweaty and hopped up on lactic acid? Those people might also have some of the skills to haul everyone through the next corporate crisis with some class,” she writes. continue reading »last_img read more

DIGGING DEEPER: Binghamton Fire Dept. Headquarters is crumbling, what you need to know now

first_imgHe said Wednesday, “It’s a concrete floor and we would never want a rig to fall through the floor obviously, but it’s a potentially dangerous situation.” Besides damage, also on this level sit offices with people working inside everyday. When asked for a timeline when staff would move out of the current facility, he said, “They’re still working on that, due to the condition of the floor here, it’s as soon as possible.” Mayor David said his goal is to have the new headquarters open by the end of 2021. 12 News Reporter Julia Gorman spoke with Binghamton Fire Chief Daniel Eggleston about the concern. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News investigated the current state of the Binghamton Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday after local officials highlighted its unsafe condition. Eggleston also said this issue has been ongoing for years and in those years, he’s been pushing for change. “There is real concern about how much longer the floor can support the weight of these vehicles… now keep in mind several offices and city personnel are located below the fire department floor in the basement,” he said. David also said in his address that where the current headquarters sit is, “…in a part of city hall not built to handle the heavy firefighting apparatus we use today.” Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced at his state of city address Tuesday that the Binghamton Fire Department Headquarters will be replaced with a brand new facility. Chief Eggleston: “Yes, there’s no question about it.” He explained some ceiling damage is caused by salt and water from the firefighter headquarters seeping through cracks. Before that announcement, however, came this worry about the current setup. 12 News’ Julia Gorman: “Is there concern at all about just the safety of obviously you guys in here and then the people underneath with the condition that the building is in?” And the problem isn’t surface level, beneath the cracked floor sits another level. Eggleston pointed out there are cracks in the floor that hold equipment weighing more than 50 tons. Describing the ceiling of that level, Eggleston said, “See that’s the rebar and it’s exposed and you can see where it’s getting all rusty.” He added, “We had the engineer come and they took core samples of the floor and we found how bad shape the floor was in.” He said the plan for the headquarters is to move to an entirely new location, but right now the process is only in the planning stage.last_img read more

Endicott man indicted on 9 charges, including murder

first_imgA Broome County Grand Jury indicted 25-year-old Brandon M. Rose of Endicott on the following charges: On July 27, Brandon M. Rose was arrested on the aforementioned charges. (WBNG) — An Endicott man has been indicted on nine-felony charges following an investigation into the death of 27-year-old Omar Terry of Johnson City. The Johnson City Police Department responded to crash on Route 17 near Exit 70. Officers found Terry’s body in the crashed car with gunshot and stab wounds. Murder in the 2nd degreeTwo counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degreeTwo counts of Criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degreeCriminal possession of a controlled substance in the 2nd degreeCriminal possession of a substance in the 3rd degree Reckless endangerment in the 1st degreeTampering with physical evidence A third person, who drove the vehicle that Terry and Rose were passengers in, is considered a witness to the crime and is cooperative with police. Their identity was not released. Rose was found hiding nearby.last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Nemanja Matic after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer praised Nemanja Matic after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal (MUTV)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Nemanja Matic’s performance in Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal on New Year’s Day.First-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis sealed a 2-0 win for Arsenal and a first victory for Mikel Arteta since he took charge of the Gunners.United, meanwhile, struggled to create chances at the Emirates Stadium and Solskjaer’s midfield were criticised after the match for failing to provide service for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.But Solskjaer claims he was pleased with Matic’s performance and suggests the 31-year-old can provide cover for Paul Pogba, who is now sidelined for a month and requires ankle surgery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Nemanja and Fred, if they play like today I’m happy with them, because they played well the two of them,’ Solskjaer said after United’s loss to Arsenal. Comment Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Nemanja Matic after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 2:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link270Shares Advertisement Nemanja Matic has made just nine appearances for Manchester United this season (Getty Images)‘We’ve been without him [Pogba] all season so the boys who have been playing have been fantastic.‘It’s a big blow now that Paul is out when Scott is out because he will be out for a few months and that’s a big blow for us as well. Scotty has been magnificent.‘We just hope Paul could come back, he can’t, he’ll be back within a month-ish.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked if United could delay Pogba’s surgery, Solskjaer replied: ‘Well it’s been advised, he’ll do it as soon as.‘We look after our players’ health. We’re not going to take any risk players who don’t feel able to play on.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Warm-Up, Warm-Down

first_imgHow can you properly warm up before practice or an athletic event?  I am certainly not an expert on every sport, but I will give you some ideas on a couple sports that I do know.In track you need to do some type of stretching for every area of the body.  The old days of doing one lap around the track and then begin practicing will not work.  Proper warm-up includes flexing the ankles, the knees, the hips, the elbows, the shoulders, etc.  Every joint, and conversely every muscle attached to that joint, must be stretched and warmed up.  To the passerby, a good track warm-up might look like a pre-school fun parade.  The athletes are dipping down, seemingly falling forward, strutting, skipping & hopping, and the list goes on.  Each one of these is done for a specific reason.  During warm-ups they need to be watched by the coach or the young athletes will actually not be doing much more than the pre-school people mentioned earlier.When you go to a basketball game, what does the warm-up there consist of?  You have lay-up drills,  shooting drills, free throw drills, cutting drills, and so on.  Each are designed to simulate what is going to happen in the game.  All other sports have their own specific warm-up techniques.On the warm-down side, these drills are designed to get the body’s muscles back into a relaxed state before you sit down and have the blood flow concentrate in the wrong areas.  I am not a doctor, so I will not pretend I know all the physiological reasons for this.  I think you get the idea.last_img read more

Suarez Agrees Terms with Juventus

first_imgJuventus have earmarked Luis Suarez as the world-class player to spearhead their attack.This Uruguayan will turn 34 this season and has been told by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman that he won’t be in his plans.Both Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport report that Suarez and Juventus have reached an agreement over the switch. It is understood that he will take advantage of the Italian government’s growth decree that will allow the forward to save the club almost 50 per cent of his wages in two years.The decree is a package of measures aimed at returning to economic stability after the country dipped into a recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.Measures in place would help lighten the financial load of signing Suarez.The combative forward has reportedly already contacted club chief Pavel Nedved over a transfer after Koeman told him in a short phonecall that he was no longer needed.Pirlo will have spoken to Suarez over the phone and the sell would have been simple, he will be one of a handful of players in the world to have performed alongside both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.The transfer landscape has changed significantly for Juventus in the previous few days.The club were originally close to a deal for Roma striker Edin Dzeko but the capital club resisted.They are digging their heels in and it could be to Suarez’s benefit. As it stands, Roma and Juventus are at an impasse but there is a chance an agreement could still be reached.But a move for Suarez could be completed quickly, within a day, should Barcelona release him early, paying him £22million in severance.If Koeman gives the green light to terminating the former Liverpool man’s contract, Pirlo will be eyeing up one of the most dangerous front threes in football.A trio of Ronaldo, Suarez and Paulo Dybala, with Dzeko also a possible replacement, gives Juventus a formidable attacking set-up and much would see them start Serie A as heavy favourites once more to retain their crown.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wisconsin looking to end 5-game skid

first_imgMore than halfway through the 2005-06 season, the UW women’s basketball team is currently struggling to make it past the toughest part of its schedule.After opening the Big Ten schedule with a victory at Purdue, the Badgers have lost the ensuing five conference games and have not received any help due to a plethora of injuries.To make matters worse, sophomore guard Akiya Alexander — who had been the premier off-the-bench choice for head coach Lisa Stone — has been declared academically ineligible for the second semester after having taken a personal leave of absence for the past four games.Despite all the setbacks, Wisconsin will attempt to set all matters aside and get back on track as they host Iowa Thursday at the Kohl Center in yet another tough Big Ten battle.While the Hawkeyes may not be one of the top teams in the conference, their guards— particularly Big Ten scoring leader Crystal Smith — have allowed them to remain competitive in Big Ten play.”I think when you look at a lot of the teams that we’ve played so far this year, they’re senior-laden at perimeter,” Stone said of Iowa. “(Smith) is one of the best in the business, the quickest player and I said this last year, she’s the quickest player I’ve ever seen.”She’s very, very fast. They can rely on her to get to the free throw line; she gets to the line a lot because she’s so fast and can penetrate,” Stone added.Aside from Smith, another important Hawkeye Stone has been scouting is 6-foot-6 freshman center Megan Skouby, the tallest women’s basketball player in school history.Skouby has been off to a stellar start as of late by averaging 19.0 points over the past four games — highlighted by a 20-point performance at Michigan and 27 points against Michigan State.”That kid can flat-out play,” Stone said.Though this may be a must win game for Stone’s squad, this contest means more in the eyes of the bench boss.Stone played her collegiate career at Iowa City, where she scored 1,129 points in her four years — good for 14th in Iowa history.And Stone would like nothing more than to beat her alma mater on her new team’s home court, especially considering there is a strong personal connection with her and Crystal Smith.”Her father, Michael Morgan, who played at Iowa the same time Barry (Davis) was wrestling at Iowa and I was playing at Iowa, so quite the connection going on here today,” Stone said. “That’s his daughter and she’s a lot like her father, but he was not quite as quick as she is.”In order to knock off her former team, Stone desperately needs to find some consistency as her squad is coming off a disappointing 84-54 loss to Illinois — just one game after coming within six points of upsetting Michigan State, a game in which the Badgers actually led by as much as 10 at one point.”We’re kind of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a little bit,” Stone said of the inconsistencies.Even so, Stone is confident Wisconsin will get back on track and Thursday’s game against Iowa will be very telling of how the Badgers will be able to complete the Big Ten schedule.”We only play Iowa once this year and we have them at home,” Stone said. “This is one that we need to rebound for. We need to look forward, look forward to the next two more at home before we go on the road again. We need to make a late push at some juncture.”Injuries finally decrease: There is actually some good news for the Grateful Red — according to Stone, Annie Nelson, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, is close to playing at 100 percent after playing the past couple games at about 80 percent and Janese Banks, who has been battling a foot injury, may be able to return to action as early as Thursday.Both returns will be welcome additions to a team that has been injury-riddled this season and is looking to snap a four-game losing streak with a win against Iowa.In wake of all the injuries, Stone has added 5-foot-7-freshman point guard Kelsey Henrickson to the Badger roster as a practice player. The Monroe, Wis., native transferred from North Dakota State where she signed her national letter of intent, but never played for the Bisons. Henrickson will sit out for one full academic year and will have three and a half years of eligibility beginning in January of 2007.last_img read more

Rally of Chile axed as deadly unrest grips country

first_imgLast Updated: 29th November, 2019 09:52 IST Rally Of Chile Axed As Deadly Unrest Grips Country Chile’s round of the 2020 world rally championship has been axed, the latest high-profile event cancelled in the wake of violent unrest in the country LIVE TV 9 months ago Chile: Pharmacy set on fire in Antofagasta 9 months ago Chile unrest continues, death toll rises to 23 Chile’s round of the 2020 world rally championship has been axed, the latest high-profile event cancelled in the wake of violent unrest in the troubled South America nation which has left 23 people dead. “It’s with great sadness that we have cancelled the scheduled race, it’s official,” said Mauricio Melo, the president of Chile’s motorsports federation, on Thursday adding that security measures could not be guaranteed. The Rally of Chile had been set for April 16-19, the same month that a referendum on a new constitution takes place.READ | Rijiju Warns NSFs Of “acts” Inviting Suspension Before Tokyo OlympicsRally of Chile axedChile is currently in the grip of its worst social crisis in three decades. Furious Chileans have since October 18 been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues. As well as fatalities, the crisis has led to around 2,000 injuries, including some 280 people who suffered eye damage from shotgun pellets.READ | MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees In For Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius?Elsewhere in the country’s sporting landscape, the national football championship has been suspended while star players Arturo Vidal of Barcelona and Inter Milan’s Alexis Sanchez decided to support protestors and refuse to play in a friendly against Peru in Lima last week. The final of the Copa Libertadores was also switched from Santiago to Lima as a consequence of the crisis. Melo, meanwhile, insisted that the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Rally of Chile would go ahead as planned. READ | Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Mystery Behind The UFC Star Not Revealing Much About His WifeREAD | F1: Teams Confirm Their Driver Lineups For The 2020 Season Prior To Abu Dhabi Grand Prix SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 29th November, 2019 09:52 IST WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW UScenter_img 9 months ago Graffiti conveys anger of protest-hit Chile as violence escalates WE RECOMMEND COMMENT Press Trust Of India Written By 9 months ago Chile police committed Human Rights Violations during protests: HRW 9 months ago Govt approves pact between India-Chile for avoidance of double taxationlast_img read more

APBGG: Industry cannot afford complacency on underage gambling

first_img YGAM achieves City & Guilds status for second year August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Submit maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share Related Articles Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether children are really gambling – at the latest meeting of the ‘Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group’ (APBGG – 26 February 2019). The subject matter which has become a prominent issue for the UK gambling industry was discussed by –  David Williams, Director of Public Affairs at Rank Group; Richard Flint, Executive Chairman at Sky Betting & Gaming; Ben Haden, Programme Director for Insight at the Gambling Commission and Lee Willows, CEO of Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGam).All panellists overwhelmingly agreed that ‘children do gamble’, as everyone offered solutions to the issues at hand. The ways in which a solution could be found differed, somewhat, with some suggesting technology-led ideas while others focused more on the educational approach. Nevertheless, panellists agreed that a multifaceted approach was needed was unanimously agreed upon.David Williams pointed out that the industry as a whole has “failed to grasp some nettles”, but in recent years, there has been both an appetite and determination to face problems head-on.He stated: “The betting and gaming industry must shoulder its fair share of blame for the binary and polarised climate that we all too often find ourselves in. As an industry we have been far too slow to cotton on to social concerns and public trends, and meet them head-on with intelligent and reasonable solutions.“We’re in danger of reducing everything to a “permit” or “prohibit” position; it’s not where we want to be.”The danger of polarising the debate, according to Williams, disregards the progressive work that the gambling industry is currently doing and has previously done to address the issues at hand.With the introduction of the self-imposed ‘whistle-to-whistle ban’, the increasing use of revenues to fund research education and treatment,  it is essential that the industry as a whole seeks to find more effective solutions.Williams added: “The Commission has made considerable progress in addressing many of these issues, and recent judgements handed out over the appearance of gambling brands in popular TV programmes have been understandable. The announcement earlier this month to tighten up the process around age verification is welcomed.“I think there is less disagreement around the desired outcomes of change than some would have us believe.“We must take ourselves away from the extremes of a debate, and in doing so, we stand a better chance of making the progress that every single person in this room surely wants to see delivered.”While implementing legislation may have previously been seen as the sole way to resolve the issue, the conversation turned towards the need for conversation and collaboration between operators, parents, the media and the Government.Leading charity figure at YGam, Lee Willows, addressed the ways in which parents can facilitate education. He stated: “There is an importance in giving parents the tools they need to take the conversation on gambling into living rooms up and down the country. So it should be second nature when you hand your child an ipad or phone, that there is a conversation on digital resilience.“There isn’t an education component to the new safer gambling strategy, and I’m not saying this should be it, but our brochure shows what education could provide.”By providing education to both children and parents, a framework of responsibility can be created which can further prevention. Willows and the other panellists discussed the necessity of maintaining a functional, fruitful relationship with the Government through ensuring that Government figures are kept informed on issues.Richard Flint backed Willow’s suggestion that education should be a key way in ensuring that under-aged gambling is prevented. Participation in gambling has decreased across the board since 2013, with a decline of 29.7 per cent. Flint implied that the inclusion of messaging which highlights the risks posed by irresponsible gambling may have played a significant role in this decline – and it is these messages that have opened the dialogue across living rooms in the UK.The Gambling Commission, according to Flint, is doing ‘relatively well’ in addressing the issue, but the narrative portrayed by wider stakeholders must be changed. He argued: “Waking up to negative headlines is something executives in the gaming sector have regrettably become used to in recent years and the headlines of 21 November were particularly troubling.“I would say to many people not close to the gambling industry, by this I include many politicians, this has become the accepted narrative.  These headlines are troubling for me.“Running an online gambling company for 15 years, and choosing like I do, to be available on social media, means I get a lot of data on the reality of the industry. In our data, I do become aware of people who have experienced harm from online gambling. I personally have met people who have been negatively affected by gambling, but have subsequently turned their lives around through treatment. I strongly believe children need education on the risks of gambling.”Education should be extended to both parents and children, as stressed by Flint, and it is by doing this that attitudes can be changed and the risks fully understood.Flint added: “Firstly, we need to make sure that children aren’t gambling under age or illegally, using the ID verification methods that we have online, and we agree that these checks should be done before bets can be placed.“Then we need to engage with the media to correct the myth that children are gambling with UK licenced operators in anything like the numbers implied in the reports– it is very hard for children to gamble online and withdraw any winnings, and the reality is that it isn’t a widespread phenomenon (and the Gambling Commission data agrees with this view).”While it has been suggested that the industry is not doing enough to tackle the matter, it is significant progress to note that the industry is in fact meeting with stakeholders and providing funding to research groups in order to source effective solutions for everyone. A duty to report cases of under-age gambling, according to Lord Bernard Donoughue, lies with the operators. With this in mind, educational and technological initiatives can be incorporated into future UK Gambling Commission strategies in the tackling of children gambling.Observing the discussion, Lord Donoughue emphasised that complacency from industry figures has previously led to harsh regulations being implemented, which have arguably hindered the gambling community.last_img read more