East Islip Woman Crashes Into Building, Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old woman died after she crashed her vehicle into a building in her hometown of East Islip on Friday morning.Suffolk County police said Kerri Becvar was driving a Honda southbound on Carleton Avenue, when her vehicle left the roadway and struck the AmVets building near the corner of Washington Street at 8:42 a.m.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was pronounced dead.No one was inside the building, which Town of Islip officials responded to evaluate.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img

Iloilo 5th District tracksters, archers shine in ISSC Meet

first_imgThe ILOPRISAA Poomsae team also showedtheir dominance in elementary boys and girls and secondary boys and girls eventas they took home a total of 23 golds, eight silver and five bronze medals. Arika Hiti-ayon of Iloilo’s 4th Congressional District jumps to a golden victory in the long jump competition of the ongoing 2019 Iloilo School Sports Council Meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex. She posted a distance of 5.04 meters. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN CDSA 5 also showed prowess in archerywith Mae Lyn Navarro and Colyn Therese Paciente clinching the gold and silvermedals in the secondary girls 50 meters event, while Karren Kate Suerte of CDSA2 nabbed the bronze. Magapa, meanwhile, delivered a goldfor CDSA 1 in secondary boys 50 meters, defeating Sumagaysay and Barredo, asNierva also won a gold for CDSA 1 in secondary girls 40 meters edging Navarroand teammate Pamela Joy Nufable. The ILOPRISAA secondary boys poomsaeteam ruled the Individual A and B and Team Poomsae, while the secondary girlsnetted golds in Individual A and B, team and mixed pair events./PN Shann Michael Sumagaysay ruled thesecondary boys’ 30 meters over Ric Warren Magapa (CDSA 1) and Lloyd MelbourneBarredo (CDSA 2). ILOILO City – Congressional DistrictSports Association (CDSA) 5 continued its dominance in athletics of the 2019Iloilo School Sports Council Meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex.center_img Navarro netted her second gold in thesecondary girls 30 meters event; she defeated Jade Ann Nierves of CDSA 2 andPaciente. Rhealyn De Costa also nailed her thirdgold for topping the secondary girls shot put while also placing runner up inelementary shot put behind fellow CDSA 5’s Thea Vales. Rhea Bullos increased her gold medalhaul in elementary girls athletics to three after topping the 1,500- and400-meter events on top of the 800 meters she won on Monday. The elementary boys notched golds inIndividual A, team and mixed pair poomsae, silver in Individual B, while theelementary girls won golds in Individual A and B, mixed pair and team poomsae. Also winning golds for CDSA 5 wereEdna Magtubo in secondary girls 1,500 meters, Jhon Roy dela Cruz in elementaryboys 1,500 meters, James Bandojo in secondary boys 1,500 meters, and VincentLaguerta in elementary boys shot put.last_img read more

WGN

first_imgThe Chicago Cubs are ending a nearly 90-year commitment to WGN Radio at the end of this baseball season.  WGN, 720AM, started broadcasting Cubs games on April 14, 1925.  When asked why they were leaving WGN, the Cubs replied “WGN said they were losing money because of declining listeners attributed to the Cubs losing seasons.”  The real reason is always money even though WGN and the Cubs had a 10 million dollar contract.  The contract will expire at the end of this season and negotiations have gone nowhere.The Cubs games will move to 780AM which is WBBM.  Nothing has been settled yet on whether WGN-TV will still air the Cubs games.  This contract started in 1948.  It will really seem different to loyal Cub fans who have considered the Cubs and WGN one entity.  Since AM stations no longer have the powerful signal they once had, it really won’t make much difference in this area what station they will be on.  Loyal Cub fans around here haven’t been able to listen to radio broadcasts for several years.I started listening to the Cubs in the 50’s because they broadcast the day games and this allowed me (as a younger kid) to hear baseball during the day.  I still like the Cubs but follow them more on the computer now than anywhere else.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgPULLMAN, Wash. (AP)— The Whitman County coroner says acute intoxication was the cause of death for a Washington State football player last month.Coroner Annie Pillers said Friday that 22-year-old Bryce Beekman died after consuming a combination of fentanyl and promethazine. She ruled the death as accidental.The senior defensive back from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was found dead in his Pullman apartment March 23.Beekman started all 13 games last season for Washington State after transferring from Arizona Western College.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR Nationals manager expects a 2020 seasonUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo expects there will be a 2020 major league season. In a conference call Friday, Rizzo said: “I’m optimistic, as is the commissioner, that we’ll have baseball in 2020.”The GM said the team’s owners have committed to giving Nationals employees full salary and benefits through the end of May. Baseball has been on hold since last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other developments related to the pandemic:— The Cape Cod League executive committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, saying the unanimous vote was based on the health concerns and safety needs of all involved. The 10-team league is the top summer competition for college baseball players and was scheduled to run from mid-June until August. The league was founded in 1885 and had not missed a season since 1945, the last year of World War II. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-DRAFTFirst night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewersUNDATED (AP) — Housebound football fans gave the NFL a huge boost on Thursday. — The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games. The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021. More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.— FIFA (FEE’-fuh) says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle. International soccer’s governing body says the next installment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year. FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”— The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans. The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season. There are no dates for the postponed semifinals, which were originally scheduled to be played this week.— A tropical island in the South Pacific is likely to be the only venue in the world hosting a competitive cricket final on Saturday, as most international sport remains shuttered around the globe. Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) Cricket Association chief executive Shane Deitz is inviting anyone missing live action to tune in to a live stream. Vanuatu went into lock down late last month as a precaution during the coranavirus pandemic, and was then hit hit by a destructive cyclone on April 6. The lockdown and closed borders meant there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Vanuatu.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Goff creates cap room for Rams to sign Floyd, RobinsonUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of linebacker Leonard Floyd and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson on Friday after quarterback Jared Goff restructured his contract to create salary cap room.Floyd and Robinson agreed to join the Rams as free agents several weeks ago, but the announcements of their deals were delayed because they hadn’t been able to complete their physical exams because of the pandemic.Goff agreed last year to a four-year contract extension with an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed. The extension doesn’t begin until the 2021 season, but Goff agreed to restructure the deal’s money distribution to create breathing room for the Rams.In other NFL news: Achiuwa turning proUNDATED (AP) — Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa has announced he will enter the NBA draft, saying he has dreamed of “playing in the NBA since I picked up the game.” The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Nigerian-born star is projected as a likely first-rounder and possible lottery pick. Achiuwa became the first player in the American Athletic Conference named both player and freshman of the year, averaging 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game after arriving as one of the nation’s top prospects.In other college basketball news:— Texas has landed top basketball recruit Greg Brown III, who had listed the G League as a possibility before decided to attend the college where his father played football. The 6-foot-9 forward from Austin is expected to play just one year in college before turning pro. He had long listed Texas among his top college choices but in the last few days had listed the G League as a possibility.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS BASEBALL-OBIT-DALKOWSKIFlame-thrower Dalkowski diesUNDATED (AP) — The hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham,” has died.Steve Dalkowski died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday he had several pre-existing conditions that were complicated when he became infected with the new coronavirus. Dalkowski had been in assisted living for 26 years because of alcoholic dementia.Dalkowski never reached the major leagues but was said to have thrown well over 100 mph. According to “Bull Durham” director and writer Ron Shelton, Ted Williams told him Dalkowski was the fastest he ever saw after facing the southpaw during batting practice at spring training in 1963.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest in sports: NCAA OKs 28- or 29-game schedules for upcoming hoops seasonINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving teams new scheduling options for the 2020-21 season.The Division I Council has approved a proposal to give men’s basketball programs choices with 28- and 29-game schedules.The council vote still must be reviewed by the NCAA Board of Directors and won’t be considered final until the conclusion of its board meeting on Wednesday.The proposal will allow schools that schedule 28 regular-season game to participate in one multiple-team event of up to three games. Programs with 29-game regular-season schedules can participate in a multiple-team event with up to two games.center_img U. of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A legal team that says it represents more than 100 people who allege they were abused by a University of Michigan sports doctor on Friday announced the first step in filing a lawsuit against the school.The Anderson Survivors Legal Team said it has filed 20-plus notices of intent to sue the Ann Arbor school, its board and Dr. Robert Anderson’s estate. A lawsuit would be among a rising wave of legal action against the school, which is investigating allegations of decades of sexual abuse by Anderson.The university has acknowledged some campus employees were aware of accusations against Anderson before a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation.The Anderson Survivors Legal Team says its clients include Robert Stone, the first to speak publicly about allegations of abuse against Anderson, and female accusers. The first night of this week’s NFL draft averaged 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago.The first round was aired on ABC, ESPN, the NFL Network and ESPN Deportes. Viewership peaked from 8:45-9 p.m. EDT when 19.6 million people tuned in, according to Nielsen. That is up 37% over last year’s 11.4 million.The previous high was 12.4 million in 2014, when the draft was held in early May.The draft was the first live U.S. sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic. The draft originally was to be held in Las Vegas but is taking place virtually.The draft resumed from with second- and third-round selections. After having a record 15 of the 32 players in the first round of the draft come from the SEC, another 10 came off the board in Round 2.Seven more wide receivers went in the second round, one more than in Day 1. The wideouts included Florida’s Van Jefferson to the Rams and Baylor’s Denzel Mims to the Jets. With 13 receivers taken in the first two rounds, it breaks the record of 12 set in 2014.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was selected by the in the second round with the 53rd overall pick. He was the fifth QB selected in the draft, and the first in the second round.Round 2 was the running back round, with five high-profile players coming off the board. Green Bay used a second-round pick on running back A.J. Dillon, taking the Boston College workhorse with the 62nd overall selection.NFL-NEWS A team that does not participate in a multiple-team event can have up to 29 regular-season games.MLB-DODGERS-LAWSUITDodgers sued over parking lot attackLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage.Lawyers for Rafael Reyna and his wife announced the suit, which contends that the stadium lacked adequate security. Rafael Reyna was attacked while walking to his car shortly after midnight following a Dodgers game against Arizona on March 30, 2019. Reyna suffered a brain injury when his head hit the pavement.The suit says he spent days in a medically induced coma and still suffers effects of the injury.A team spokesman said the Dodgers had no comment on the suit.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WASHINGTON STATE-PLAYER DEATHCoroner says Cougars player died of acute intoxication April 24, 2020 — A Summer X Games stop in Minneapolis scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus. The action-sports event in Minneapolis was to be the fourth and final go-around in the city. The deal was originally for 2017 and ’18, but two more years were added after a successful first year. The X Games plans to bring regular and original programming through the World of X Games TV series and on digital and social channels. They will kick off an event called “Real Street” in May. It’s an all-video, all-street skateboarding competition shown on XGames.com.— The rest of the Dutch soccer league has been canceled without a champion declared. Ajax was level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar but ahead on goal difference when the league was suspended on March 12. The Dutch soccer federation added it will allocate Champions League and Europa League spots by the current standings. The federation’s decision sparked instant complaints from clubs who felt they had lost out.— Manchester United vice chairman Ed Woodward has told fans there will be reduced spending on players due to the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. English Premier League games have not been played for more than six weeks and stadiums are due to be closed to fans when the season resumes in June at the earliest.— The U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior golf championships have been canceled. That makes six USGA championships that have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Junior Amateur was to be played July 20-25 at Hazeltine National outside Minneapolis. The U.S. Girls’ Junior was scheduled for July 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USGA says it wouldn’t be able to hold qualifying for its two premier junior championships because of health guidelines. State associations were to hold 100 qualifying events in 41 states between May and July.— Triathlon’s world series grand final in Edmonton, Alberta, in August has been canceled because of the pandemic. The decision was inevitable after the Canadian province’s chief medical officer extended the provincial ban on all gatherings of more than 15 people through summer. Edmonton’s triathlon was scheduled for Aug. 17-23. — The Texans have agreed to a three-year, $66 million contract extension with left tackle Laremy Tunsil, according to a person familiar with the situation. He had one year left on his current contract that will pay him more than $10 million this season. Tunsil was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after being acquiring from Miami in August.— Patriots center David Andrews says he is ready to return after missing all of last season with blood clots in his lungs. He says he’s excited to have the opportunity to play again, whenever and however the NFL season begins. Andrews has played four seasons for New England. In 2018, he started every game and participated in 99% of the offensive snaps.— Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) now knows where he’ll play next, but he still doesn’t know when. The Dolphins selected him with the fifth overall pick in Thursday’s draft and are willing to wait until 2021 while Tugavailoa continues to recover from a major hip injury. Tugavailoa says doctors have indicated he’s on schedule for a return this year. General manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins are comfortable about Tagovailoa’s health, despite a long injury history.— The older brother of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has died. Jace Prescott was 31. The Cowboys confirmed the older Prescott’s death yesterday in a brief statement. There was no information on how or where he died. Jace Prescott was an offensive lineman a decade ago at Northwestern State, where he played three years and started all 11 games in his final season.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSlast_img read more

Sarajevo Half- Marathon for Ecological Awareness: around 1300 Participants Running in Sarajevo

first_imgAround 1300 participants which is a record number so far participates in today’s 8th Sarajevo half-marathon, the biggest international sports manifestation in B&H – by Anadolija.This event was organized on occasion of the International Car free day so it contributes the ecological awareness of the participants and the citizens.“This year, around 1300 participants came, which is a record of all editions we organized so far. Novo Nordisk Fun Run race/walk of 4 kilometres gathered over 500 participants while at the start of the Sarajevo Sperbank half-marathon there is around 750 participants.” – pointed out the director of the Association Maraton Sarajevo, Erol Mujanović and added that the number of this event’s participants is increased from year to year.“The number of marathon lovers in B&H is increased, and this year participants from even 30 different countries of the world joined us” – said Mujanović.He emphasized that a great number of citizens is interested in running and healthy living so that a great number of those who do it just for recreation is present too.The paticipants started at Trg djece Sarajeva and the sign to start was given by the Ambassador of Spain in B&H Maria Aurora Mejia Eraskin.According to the organizer’s words, the participants will run for an hour, and pass through almost all parts of Sarajevo during that time.“They will be running through the centre of the city, through Old Town, Vilson’s promenade and at the stadium Koševo.” – said Mujanović and added this route is chosen according to the world standards and is very attractive.When it comes to prizes, the first three places will be awarded financially while all participants of the race will receive t-shirts and medals after the race.“That way, all participants will have a nice souvenir from Sarajevo” – said Mujanović.(Source: Oslobođenje / photo: Anadolija)last_img read more

JQ staff strike baggage fees

first_imgAs part of the carrier’s staffs first ever industrial action, check-in staff in major airports will waive excess baggage fees this Friday.The ‘No Weight Day’ commencing at 3.30am Friday 14 October and ending 3.30am Saturday 15 October was organised by the Australian Services Union (ASU) and will see customers able to pack freely when travelling with the carrier through Sydney, Melbourne, Avalon, Cairns, Brisbane and Gold Coast airports.According to the Group’s assistant national secretary Linda White, strikes are a final option at reaching a new workplace agreement.”They are not interested in listening to workers’ reasonable requests for a fair pay rise,” Ms White explained “Rather, they are looking to push wages and conditions in the industry to new depths.“ Our members just want Jetstar to value their work.”The union said Jetstar currently charges a flat $80 for passengers with baggage that exceeds the weight limit on their fare.‘No Weight Day’ is expected to cost the carrier up to $50,000 which Ms White said could have management “start seriously negotiating with their workers”.”We are happy to say that this will have no negative impact on passengers, in fact it will be a bonus.”This is the most recent in a continuously growing line of strikes the Qantas Group has faced over the past two months.The carrier has had issues with its engineer and transport unions, with the Group’s requesting pay rises that could slump Qantas’ competitive edge, according to group executive Olivia Wirth.The carrier announced today it was forced to cancel two international flights and 14 domestic as well as delay 35 others as Transport Workers Union members walk off the job tomorrow. Hoping to minimise disruptions, Qantas said it would utilise larger aircraft to accommodate passengers and deploy management staff in operational roles. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more