Shirley Man Struck, Killed by 2 Cars

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old man was fatally hit by two cars while crossing a road in his hometown of Shirley man on New Year’s Eve.Suffolk County police said William Martin was walking in the westbound lanes of Montauk Highway when he was struck by a westbound Dodge Caliber and a westbound Mercury Sable near Bonny Drive at 5:20 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The two drivers were neither injured nor charged.Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img

Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney speak out on Granit Xhaka Arsenal captaincy decision

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 7:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shares Granit Xhaka was named as Arsenal captain by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin have backed Unai Emery’s decision to name Granit Xhaka as Arsenal’s new club captain.The Spaniard delayed naming Laurent Koscielny’s permanent successor until last week following a secret ballot of the first team squad.Xhaka won the backing of his teammates, despite a series of indifferent displays this season, most notably against Aston Villa when he was booed off by his own supporters.While he might be struggling on the pitch, Bellerin, who was named as one of four other players in Emery’s leadership group, insists the former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is an inspirational figure behind the scenes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think he’s a great captain for the club,’ said Bellerin. ‘He knows the club as good as anyone he knows what it means to play for the club.‘And also he’s a player who plays almost every game.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 City‘Even when he’s got injuries he’s always ready to play so I think that’s a good quality for a captain to have.’Tierney, meanwhile, who joined Arsenal from Celtic in the summer added: ‘Since I came in he’s been up there with you for helping me.‘So to see that and to see what he give on the training pitch every day in 100% and that’s what a leader should be. He is everything a leader is.’After impressing on their comebacks from injury last week against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, both players were left out of the squad which travelled to Old Trafford on Monday, but the duo are in contention to feature in the Europa League against Standard Liege tomorrow.MORE: Liverpool to face Arsenal as Jurgen Klopp’s side escape Carabao Cup expulsionMORE: Unai Emery provides Hector Bellerin injury update ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Standard Liege Commentcenter_img Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney speak out on Granit Xhaka Arsenal captaincy decision Advertisementlast_img read more

Atsu withdrawn from Ghana squad through injury

first_imgChristian Atsu has been forced to withdraw from Ghana’s forthcoming 2014 World Cup qualifying fixture with Sudan.The midfielder suffered an ankle injury whiles playing for club, FC Porto in the Portuguese league over the weekend.Doctors have ruled him from Sunday’s Group D game against the Nile Crocodiles at the Baba Yara Stadium, which means coach Kwesi Appiah’s coach is down to 23 players from the original 24 named last week.Kwesi Appiah said: “We have spoken to FC Porto doctors and it is impossible for Atsu to recover in time for the game against Sudan. So officially, Atsu is out of the game.“We wish him speedy recovery and will continue to monitor his progress.”Black Stars squad Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals).Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Yaw Frimpong (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Richard Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa)Midfielders: Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Wakaso Mubarak (Espanyol, Spain), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England)Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), David Accam (Helsingborg, Sweden ), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak)last_img read more

Oppong Asamoah wants Ghana to focus only on sports she’s strong in

first_imgThe Deputy Sports Minister, Vincent Oppong Asamoah has suggested that the country should focus on sporting activities that are producing good results for the country at international events.Asamoah’s proposal, if taken, could see a categorization of the various sporting disciplines in the country and those high up the performance ladder will be given “priority” in terms of funding.The administrator was speaking following the arrival of Team Ghana from the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville where the country won only 19 medals – two gold medals, eight silver medals and nine bronze.He believes this approach would allow those high yielding sports receive the needed financial support.“We need to prioritise the sports and those that are doing so well -showing signs; we give them some priority in terms of financing and then encourage the rest to come to that level,” he told Joy Sports.The minister further explains that in this scheme: “There is a clear cut guideline to enable [a sport] move from category C to A; from A to B, then it will encourage all other sports to do [well] so that they can [also] get to better categories [where] they can get all the funding they need. This plan if implemented, would not be unique to Ghana as it is standard practice in many countries across the world. The government of New Zealand under its Performance Enhancement Grants scheme has over the years “targeted athletes and teams with direct financial support to enable them to train full time, in order to maximise their international performance.”In the United Kingdom as well, the World Class Performance program ensures that “athletes have access to outstanding support personnel and training environments to ensure they are among the best prepared in the world.”There is also the Athlete Performance Award (APA) where athletes receive direct funding that covers their living and sporting costs–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Off-duty officers shoot man who attempted to rob them during sale

first_imgTwo Hernando County officers are reporting that they were forced to shoot a suspect who attempted to rob them when they responded to an advertisement for the sale of jet skies.The incident occurred at a home in Wildwood Sunday.According to the report, after responding to the advertisement, the off-duty officers met up with 19-year-old Terrance Jones Jr.Officials say Jones Jr. pulled out a gun on them and attempted to rob them. At that point, the officer identified themselves and pulled out their own weapons but Jones Jr. reportedly refused to drop his weapon. They then reported that Jones Jr. fired several shots in their direction and that’s when the officers fired back, striking him in the leg.During the investigation of the incident, the homeowner told authorities that he did not recognize Jones Jr. nor did he put up the jet skies for sale.Jones Jr. has since been taken into custody and charged with robbery, assault and other felonies. He is currently being held without bail.last_img read more

Second round play washed out in English championship

first_img11 May 2016 Second round play washed out in English championship The second round of the English senior women’s championship at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club was washed out today by torrential rain.Play was abandoned when greens and fairways flooded on the course, which was already soaked from yesterday’s heavy rain.Qualifying for the matchplay stage of the championship has been decided on the first round scores, with the leading 16 players going forward. A tie for 16th place was decided on card countback.The qualifiers, who include defending champion Helen Lowe, are: Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest), Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford), Karen Jobling (Richmond, Yorks), Cath Rawthore (Sale), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Helen Braddock (Bolton Old Links), Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Debbie Warren (Kings Norton), Jo  Shorrocks (Bigbury), Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe), Angela Jones (Chart Hills), Felicity Christine (Woking), Carol Houghton (The Nottinghamshire), Jenny Deeley (La Moye, Jersey), Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield).The matchplay will take place over the next two days with the final played on Friday afternoon. Spectators are welcome.Players placed 17th to 64th qualify for the second flight stroke play competition which will also be played tomorrow and on Friday.England Golf Tournament Director Scott Allison said: “Everyone is very disappointed that the weather made it impossible to play the second qualifying round.“We are very grateful to the green staff for their fantastic work, which meant we could play the first round, but in the end the heavy rain beat us. The forecast for the next couple of days is much better and we look forward to good golf in kinder conditions.”First round matchplay draw, play starts at 8am tomorrow: Russell v Wheeldon; Warren v Shorrocks; Rawthore v Christine; Lowe v Jones; Foster v Deeley; Dye v Berry; Jobling v Houghton; Braddock v Greenfield.Click here for full scores and tournament information.Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

$40m wave energy plant for SA

first_img23 April 2007Canadian-based energy company Finavera Renewables has committed more than US$ 40-million to build a 20-megawatt wave-energy power plant off the coast of South Africa over the next five years.Finavera Renewables chief executive Jason Bak made the commitment at the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) conference in New York late last year. Organisations are asked to generate innovative solutions to limit some of the world’s pressing problems as part of their commitment.The company stated last week that they had completed the initial site evaluation and selection process, identifying two sites off the western coast of South Africa.“This project represents our commitment to reduce energy poverty in South Africa and develop a clean source of renewable energy in the country. The site selection report confirms the strong wave resource off the coast of South Africa and identifies two areas for potential development,” he said.“Further work needs to be carried out before a final site selection is made, but we are well on our way to making this project a reality.”“A more sustainable energy model”According to the company, Southern Africa suffers from intermittent power disruptions as demand outstrips supply, and a serious power crisis is expected if investments in new energy projects are not madeWith South African energy demand projected to double over the next 10 years, the government has made a commitment to satisfy a portion of that demand with clean energy sources.“This type of project will help address the electricity needs of South Africa, parts of which are plagued by brownouts, and create a more sustainable energy model for developing countries,” said Bak.The project will generate more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per month, save $2-million per year in fuel and avoid approximately 4 000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.In addition, the company said that a percentage of the return from the project will be used to alleviate energy poverty and will provide economic benefits to local communities through the creation of jobs.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

World Bank loan for wind, solar projects

first_img3 November 2011South African state electricity company Eskom has been granted a US$250-million (about R1.9-billion) World Bank loan to help it implement two of the largest renewable energy projects ever attempted on the African continent.The loan will help Eskom to build a 100 megawatt concentrating solar power plant in Upington in the Northern Cape, as well as a 100 megawatt wind power project in Sere, 300km north of Cape Town.The loan is funded by the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund, which promotes scaled-up financing for demonstration, deployment and transfer of low-carbon technologies with significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas emissions savings.“Africa is beginning to grow and the problem of energy insecurity is dampening that growth,” World Bank vice-president for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili said in a statement last week. “By investing in these cutting-edge, transformational solar and wind power projects, we are saying that Africa can lead the way in securing a clean energy future.”In September, Eskom secured a €100-million (R980.8-million) credit facility from French development finance group Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) to finance the Sere Wind Project.In June, it secured a US$365-million (about R2.46-billion) loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance both the Sere project and the Upington solar project.According to the AfDB, about 90% of electrical energy produced in the country in 2010 was derived from fossil fuels, emitting approximately 224.7-million tons of carbon dioxide and making the South African economy one of the most carbon-intensive in the world.Emission savings are estimated at about 5-million tons of CO2 equivalent – over a 20-year life span – for the Sere wind power project and 9-million tons for the Upington solar power plant.Eskom CEO Brian Dames sayss the utility’s first large-scale introduction of two renewable energy projects “demonstrates our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and making the transition to a cleaner energy mix.”Energy from renewable sources will be expected to make up a substantial 42% of all new electricity generation in South Africa over the next 20 years, according to the country’s Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which the Cabinet approved in March.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

You Don’t Have Enough Time

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You don’t have time to make all of the calls you need to make right now. But you do have the time to make one or two of them.You don’t have enough time to nurture every dream client on your target list right now. But you do have time to make a deposit in one of those accounts.You don’t have time to have the long, serious discussion about the problems and challenges you’re having delivering for one of your clients. But you do have time to call them, tell them how much you care, and schedule the time to make that call.You don’t have time take all of the people on your operations team to lunch to thank them from going above and beyond for you in getting your new client onboard. But you do have time to send them a stack of pizzas and take care of their lunch.You don’t have time to answer every email in your inbox, but you do have time to take a quick glance and take care of anything that really needs your attention, even if it’s a quick note to tell someone you’ll call later.You don’t have enough time to spend with the people that matter most to you, but you do have time to plan your life so that the time you have is invested in special and meaningful interactions.You don’t have time to watch two hours of reality television every night. You don’t have time to mindlessly surf the Internet trying to satiate your craving for distraction. You don’t have time to procrastinate on your biggest dreams. You don’t have to avoid what must be done.What you are doing right now is a commitment you are making for your future self. If you are spending time on the trivial, useless, and meaningless now, you are committing your future self to living with the regret of having not invested that time in something more meaningful.last_img read more

Babos-Mladenovic combine to win Australian women’s doubles

first_imgIt’s the first Grand Slam title for Babos, who was a runner-up to Serena and Venus Williams at Wimbledon in 2016.Mladenovic won the 2016 French Open doubles with compatriot Caroline Garcia and the pair were finalists at the US Open later that year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 24-year-old players were reunited at Melbourne Park in their first tournament together since the 2015 end-of-season WTA Finals where they fell in the round-robin stage.Babos and Mladenovic rallied from a 2-4 deficit in the opening set after Babos dropped serve in the fifth game. MOST READ France’s Kristina Mladenovic, right, celebrates with partner Hungary’s Timea Babos after winning a point against Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina during the women’s doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia— Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France became the first players from their respective countries to lift the Australian Open women’s doubles crown.Babos and Mladenovic embraced midcourt after beating Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-3 in Friday’s final at Rod Laver Arena.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And they quickly fell behind in the second set when Mladenovic was broken in the opening game.But the reignited doubles combination recovered the early deficit in the second set and break Makarova’s serve in the eighth game to set up the victory.The Australian Open remains the missing link for the Russian pair — they won the 2013 French Open, 2014 U.S. .Open and 2017 Wimbledon and were striving to become only the sixth women’s team to complete all four doubles majors in the Open era.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Westbrook has season-best 46 to lead Thunder past Wizards LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more