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Levittown Man Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 79-year-old man was fatally struck by a car driven by an 85-year-old while he was crossing Hempstead Turnpike in his hometown of Levittown over the weekend.Nassau County police said Frank Ilardi was walking northbound across Route 24 at the corner of Grassy Lane when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he died five hours later.Homicide Squad detectives inspected the vehicle and did not find any criminality on behalf of the 85-year-old driver.last_img read more

Pennsylvania now has 2 confirmed cases of coronavirus

first_imgThe two people are quarantined in their homes, Wolf said. No other information on the people affected has been released. DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says the state’s first two cases of coronavirus have been identified, one in Delaware County and one in Wayne County. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says the cases are not related to a case that closed schools in Bucks County. center_img Classes were cancelled Friday at five schools because some members of its school community were exposed to a separate confirmed case of COVID-19.last_img read more

FlixBus continues to expand its network of lines: From St. Gallen, Zurich, Basel and Freiburg directly to Zagreb

first_imgFlixBus, the European leader in passenger transport, is expanding its network of international bus lines from Croatia at the beginning of the new season. Zagreb is thus additionally connected with new destinations in Switzerland and Germany by daily direct lines.Thanks to the constant investment in the development of the FlixBus green network from 22.3. passengers will be able to travel daily on the route Zagreb – Ljubljana – St. Gallen – Zurich – Basel – Freiburg stand out from FlixBus. “Listening to the wishes of passengers, and monitoring passenger traffic in Croatia, we noticed that this route has long been in great demand for a simple and affordable connection. With this night line, we have expanded our offer and provided passengers with new destinations in Switzerland and Germany for the recent spring trips. Offering an alternative to air and rail transport with shorter journeys and affordable prices, our goal is to connect Croatian cities with as many destinations in Europe as possible and make Flixbus quality and standard available to everyone..”  said Petra Milanović, Public Relations Manager for FlixBus CEE South region.By digitizing the bus industry, FlixBus has made it possible to connect cities across EuropeIn just four years, Flixbus has managed to create a network of bus lines in 26 European countries that connects 1400 destinations with over 250.000 daily connections. The business model that combines the traditional bus industry and high technology allows passengers to travel cheaply and comfortably in state-of-the-art green buses. “Our Croatian bus partners have recognized this successful business model, which has been accepted by passengers throughout Croatia. Currently, more than 100 destinations in Croatia are connected to the FlixBus network by direct connections with 10 European countries, and further development and better frequency are planned.”Concluded Milanovic.FlixBus buses offer free Wi-Fi, sockets next to the seats, more space between the seats, free luggage and the possibility of changing and canceling reservations up to 15 minutes before departure, online ticket purchase without waiting in lines at the box office and passenger identification only via QR code and smart phone.last_img read more

3 Chinese business executives killed in Mali attack

first_imgThree senior executives of a powerful state-owned Chinese company were killed in the Friday attack on a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako, officials said Saturday.China Railway Construction Corp. identified the victims as Zhou Tianxiang, general manager for the corporation’s international group; Wang Xuanshang, a deputy general manager of the international group; and Chang Xuehui, general manager of the group’s West Africa division.The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed Saturday that three Chinese nationals were among the dead in the attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel, and that four other Chinese citizens had been rescued.Chinese President Xi Jinping condemned the killings of the Chinese citizens, and pledged that Beijing will strengthen cooperation with the international community in fighting terrorism.The Chinese Embassy in Mali said all seven Chinese were traveling to Mali on business.China has been sending engineers and construction workers to Africa to help build infrastructure and public facilities such as hospitals and stadiums, as part of Beijing’s outreach to forge closer ties with African nations–APlast_img read more

Bingawan best solid waste implementer

first_img* To recognize LGUs efforts and hardwork on ecological solid waste management and greening programs in the provinceof Iloilo Previously known as the Clean and Greencontest, Gawad KKK spearheaded by the Provincial Environment and NaturalResources Office (PENRO) aims to evaluate and assess the implementation of thesolid waste management program by the LGUs. The towns were adjudged based on theirenvironmental organization, education, engineering, enforcement, economicsustainability, pollution control program, health and sanitation, and urbanspace greening program. Mitzi Peñaflorida, PENRO seniorenvironmental management specialist, said Bingawan town has gained the highestscore with its establishment of a final disposal facility. * To assess the effectiveness andsustainability of solid waste management and greening program in the province Bingawan led by town mayor MarkPalabrica received a trophy and a cash prize of P300,000 for the said award. According to Peñaflorida, PENRO’s four objectivesfor the conduct of the search are the following: * To establish and increase behavioralchange among communities toward environment protection and conservation./PN Mayor Mark Palabrica (4th from left) of Bingawan, Iloilo receives the cash prize and trophy as champion of the 2019 Gawad Kalinisan, Kalusugan, at Kasaganaan Award for outstanding ecological and sustainable waste management system at the Iloilo provincial capitol on Dec. 5. BINGAWAN LGU The town of Mina was declared as thesecond-place winner while New Lucena got the third spot. ILOILO – For its successful andsatisfactory performance in the implementation of solid wastemanagement program, the municipality of Bingawan emerged as winner amongthe 29 participating local government units (LGUs) in the search for the 2019Gawad Kalinisan, Kalusugan, at Kasaganaan Award (Gawad KKK) for outstanding LGUfor E+3S. * To increase community awareness andencourage other stakeholders to become more actively involved on environmentalissues and concerns; and Evaluators for the contest consisted ofrepresentatives from the PENRO, the Department of Environment and NaturalResources- Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Education, Departmentof the Interior and Local Government, and other non-government agencies.last_img read more

Gerald Nocks, 69

first_imgGerald (Beaver) Nocks, 69, of New Alsace, Indiana passed Saturday, Aug.20.  He leaves his beloved wife of 16 years, Kay, his children Tom and Tim Nocks of New Alsace and  Lisa Nocks of Bridgeport, Texas.  There are 3 grandchildren: Taylor, Makenna, and Casey.  He leaves his brother Dick (Kathy) Nocks of Harrison, Ohio.  He also leaves his in-laws: Mary Booker (Wes) of Lawrenceburg, Richard (Kathy) Klump of New Alsace, Cindy (Bob)  Hilty of New Alsace, Thomas (Kathy) Klump of New Alsace,  parents-in-law John and Hilda Klump of New Alsace and Debbie Klump of Logan.  He also leaves several nieces and nephews.Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Mary Lucille and Thomas A. Nocks and his brother-in-law John M. Klump.Visitation is Wednesday, August 24 from 5-8 with rosary at 4:45 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, August 25 at 11:00 St. Paul Catholic Church, New Alsace, Indiana.  Burial will be in church cemetery.Memorials: Education Fund for Tom and Tim Nockslast_img read more

Palm Beach Election Officials Release Voting Hours, Locations

first_imgElection season is upon us, and if you’re planning to vote in person, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office has released the details. Early voting for this year’s primary elections begins on Aug. 3 and ends on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Election Day is Aug. 18. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Below is a list of early voting hours and locations throughout Palm Beach County.last_img

Field hockey Bees upset top-seeded F-M in sectional semifinal

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillefield hockey That was one advantage B’ville enjoyed. Another was that it had played a first-round sectional game on Oct. 23, defeating Auburn 5-1, while F-M, with its 12-1-1 record and top seed, was off for nearly two weeks.In that Auburn game, Julia Schultz took over, converting in the first half to help counteract a goal by Auburn’s Lauren Lowe, assisted by Ellie Dann, that kept things tight as B’ville went to the break with a 2-1 edge.But in the first 20 minutes of the second half, the Bees got away, watching as Schultz ran her total to four goals for the first time in her varsity career, twice set up by Emma Brushingham, who had the other goals as Paige Morrissey also earned an assist. Now the Bees faced F-M. Aside from playing on its home field and not having rust, both regular-season games between these sides were close, the Hornets prevailing by 1-0 and 2-1 margins, so B’ville knew that it could compete.The Bees were able to have a fair amount of scoring chances during the first half as F-M struggled to get on track. One of those paid off when, just past the midway point of the half, a penalty corner saw Leah Tuch pass it to Brushingham, and the senior backhanded a shot past Hornets goalie Claire Grenis.That one-goal margin held until halftime, but once intermission was over F-M began an all-out attack to try and get even.Pinned in its own end, the Bees had to surrender 11 penalty corners. It took every bit of effort from defenders Mackenzie Dickman, Julia Guidone and Maren Roy, plus midifelders Tuch, Bailey Nicholson and Kendall Carni, to fend off the Hornets.When it was needed, goalie Sarah Smiley was strong, too, officially credited with four saves, but also steering other shots just wide of the target, all the way to the final horn.Having celebrated its biggest win of the season, B’ville then watched the other semifinal as defending champion Cicero-North Syracuse was ousted by Rome Free Academy in an epic battle that went through regulation and two overtimes before the Black Knights prevailed in a shootout.So it’s on to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Sheveron Field for Sunday’s sectional final, B’ville now facing an RFA side it handled 4-1 back on Sept. 11, little imagining the ups and downs it would go through before it meets the Black Knights again.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img All along, the Baldwinsville field hockey team insisted that its record, which included nine regular-season defeats, did not reflect its overall quality, and that it could put things together once the season was on the line.What happened in the Section III Class A playoffs backed up that confidence as the Bees rose from a no. 4 seed to upend top seed Fayetteville-Manlius 1-0 win in Monday’s semifinal round.Despite the Hornets’ lofty position, B’ville was fortunate that this game was played on familiar home turf at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.last_img read more

Matt Barkley for Heisman?

first_imgFresh off a 423-yard, six-touchdown performance in a blowout victory against UCLA, it’s hard to argue that junior quarterback Matt Barkley isn’t worthy of some Heisman consideration.But in this year’s talented pool of Heisman contenders, even with Barkley’s impressive numbers — his 39 touchdown passes mark a single-season Pac-12 record — it’s unlikely he’ll win the award or be chosen as one of the four finalists sent to New York City on Dec. 10.Fair or not, USC’s postseason ban has a negative effect on Barkley’s Heisman chances. Though Angelenos won’t soon forget the Trojans’ 50-0 rout over the Bruins, Heisman voters in different regions of the country are already turning their attention to conference championships and bowl game matchups. So with every touchdown pass from Houston’s Case Keenum or Baylor’s Robert Griffin III this coming weekend, Barkley’s career-best statistics will slowly fade into the back of the minds of college football lovers.Heisman ballots are due Dec. 5, the day after the BCS announces participants in the national championship game, the Rose Bowl and more. It’s a symptom of the fickle nature of college football — with so much emphasis on each week’s slate of games, falling behind in the slightest can leave a worthy Heisman nominee such as Barkley on the outside looking in.But even in a hypothetical scenario in which Heisman voters would be able to holistically evaluate a player’s body of work, Barkley comes up short compared to some of the other candidates. For each of his brilliant efforts against Colorado, Oregon and UCLA, there’s another less-than-stellar game for pundits to nitpick. Barkley threw two interceptions and just one touchdown in a blowout loss to Arizona State earlier this season, and accounted for less than 200 yards passing in games against California and Washington. It’s easy to point to USC’s victories in those latter Pac-12 battles, but Barkley wasn’t a driving force behind either win — it was USC’s defense.Perhaps most of all, the Trojans’ triple-overtime loss at home against Stanford likely keeps Barkley beneath Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck in the voting process, despite that USC’s signal caller has more total passing yards and touchdowns than his Pac-12 rival. As for the other candidates expected to beat out Barkley, Griffin III, Keenum and Alabama running back Trent Richardson all have a more complete résumés than USC’s field general. Griffin has managed to throw for more than 400 yards in games against No. 10 Oklahoma and No. 3 Oklahoma State. He has 3,678 passing yards and more than 600 rushing yards, propelling a fairly small football program into the top-25.Richardson finished the season with more than 1,500 rushing yards and 23 total touchdowns, eclipsing 100 yards rushing nine times and had four games where he accounted for at least three scores. And Houston’s Keenum has his Cougars at a perfect 12-0, while leading the nation in passing yards (4,726) and passing touchdowns (43). Even more impressively, he’s only been picked off three times.If Barkley returns for his senior season, he’ll have the chance to lead the Trojans to a BCS title and possibly win the Heisman Trophy too. For now, however, it looks as if Barkley is rightfully on track to finish somewhere around fifth when the final votes are tallied this time around.last_img read more

As Syracuse deals with injuries, Jessica Skladal’s role grows

first_imgIn the bottom of the seventh inning against Duke on Saturday, with Gianna Carideo on first and no one out, Jessica Skladal wasted a chance to jolt a comeback.Instead, Skladal’s slap-hitting style failed her. She couldn’t move the tying run into scoring position for the top of the lineup and struck out swinging on five pitches. Syracuse’s rally never sparked and it lost, 3-2, in game two of the doubleheader. During the weekend’s three-game series against Duke, Skladal went 1-for-9 with four strikeouts to drop her batting average to .218, the worst mark of SU hitters with more than 50 at-bats. Meanwhile, several injuries have thinned Syracuse’s outfield depth and have expanded Skladal’s role. Despite her slump at the plate, Skladal’s speed makes her reliable as a rotational outfielder for Syracuse (18-23, 7-8 Atlantic Coast).“So often,” senior right fielder Bryce Holmgren said, “freshmen get in their own heads or get in their own way, and I just remind (Skladal) that this is the same game that she’s played her whole life. It might be on a bigger stage, but the game hasn’t changed.”As a slap-hitter, Skladal tries to make up for her lack of power with her speed. She swings and leaves the batter’s box simultaneously to beat out soft hits in the infield. Eight of her 12 hits on the season have been infield singles or bunts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorBut through February and March, the outfielder went 10 games without a hit. She later bounced back, though, with a three-game hitting streak and a 3-for-4 performance on April 6 in a 5-2 win over North Carolina State.Last Friday against Duke, Skladal barreled an outside fastball and whacked it over the shortstop’s outstretched glove. The knock established a two-game hitting streak, which ended the next day. Following Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Duke, some teammates frustratedly mimicked Skladal’s slap-hitting approach in a 20-minute team meeting in left field.“Not letting failure get to you,” Skaladal said of the biggest challenge she’s faced this year. “You still know you’re good, but you just have to accept that you’re not always going to be 100% on. You just have to work through that.” Despite her struggles at the plate, Syracuse needs Skladal now more than ever. An early-season leg injury to Neli Casares-Maher moved starting centerfielder Alicia Hansen to shortstop. Martin shifted from left to center, which displaced Lailoni Mayfield from third base to left. But an undisclosed injury to third baseman Hannah Dossett forced Mayfield back to third. Then, last Friday, Martin exited with an apparent hand injury, moving Skladal from left to center for the final two games against the Blue Devils.The flux in the outfield has demanded an extra focus on chemistry, Holmgren said. With every new outfield trio, each fielder has to learn how much ground their teammates can cover and when to call someone off a fly ball. Skladal is quieter and less experienced than Hansen and Martin, but she’s just as speedy, Holmgren said. A lack of continuity in the outfield can lead to more mistakes, raising the importance of communication. Developing chemistry and comfortability between the outfielders is the next step to patching together a sustainable outfield. “I think I just need to be a little louder in the next few games,” Skladal said after a recent practice.Skladal hasn’t made an error all season. Skladal played centerfield in travel ball and in high school, she said, so the position is familiar to her. In her most-recent game against Colgate, Skladal went 1-for-3 with two putouts in left field. She demonstrated her versatility, but also left two runners on base in her at-bats. “Yes, I’ve had ups and downs, but I feel like I’ve gotten better as the season has gone.”— Asst. Copy Editor Anthony Dabbundo contributed reporting to this story. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2019 at 10:12 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more