Holbrook Woman Hit, Killed by SUV

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 62-year-old Holbrook woman was fatally hit by an SUV while crossing a road in Ronkonkoma on Friday night.Suffolk County police said Cynthia Chorzempa was crossing Ronkonkoma Avenue when she was struck by a GMC Yukon at 8 p.m.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.The driver, who stayed at the scene, was not injured.Fourth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img read more

3 ways to save during wedding season

first_imgSpring is here and summer is right around the corner. That’s right everyone: It’s wedding season! To some this is a dreaded side effect of their favorite time of year, but to others it’s something they’ve looked forward to since wintertime. One thing is for sure: a busy wedding season can be downright expensive. If you plan on attending numerous weddings this year, here are a few ways you can save a few bucks.Buy your gift earlyWhen it comes to wedding registries, we’ve all seen those items that made us think, “Who in the world can afford to buy them that?” You want to make sure those items aren’t the only ones left when you head down to Bed Bath & Beyond. Check out that list as soon as you know it’s available, so you can be sure and secure a gift that’s both awesome and affordable.Prioritize your invitesIf your sister is getting married 30 minutes down the road, you’re obviously going to attend that wedding. If she’s getting married on the opposite coast, let’s be honest, you’re going to find a way to go. But if it’s your cousin getting remarried 3000 miles away, you may want to send an awesome gift and just stay home. Unless every wedding this year is taking place in the town you live in, you may have to make some tough choices so you can spend less money.Make it a group activityIf you’re traveling for a college friend’s wedding, you probably have other friends that are going as well. If this is the case, plan ahead. If the wedding destination is drivable and others live close to you, carpool and split that gas bill as many ways as possible. Look for a place to stay on Airbnb that can house you and all your friends who will be in attendance. Nothing like a little reunion party while everyone is together! 51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Aug. 16

first_imgNott St. renovation work is long overdueI’m writing in response to the planned renovation of Nott Street between Clifton Park Road and Balltown Road. I’m sharing my opinion as someone who runs, walks, cycles and drives through this stretch of road and uses all the businesses in this complex on a regular basis.This project is long overdue. My preference is Proposal No.2. It’s designed based on modern-day best practices and traffic engineering, and it’s ADA-compliant. The shift in Nott Street will slow traffic. The curb will prevent traffic from running over pedestrians and prevent drivers from backing directly into Nott Street traffic. Yes, the project will be inconvenient in the short-term, but doing nothing and relying on paint to solve these problems is short-sighted and foolish.Amanda BrazeeNiskayuna Gov. Cuomo, you say you are a green governor and have banned fracking and promote an environment for people and businesses to flock to. Fix the Thruway. Make it three lanes north and south along its entire length. Install and maintain fast electric-charging stations at all rest stops on the Thruway.As of now, my daughter is still stranded waiting for a tow to a charging station that works. She left at 11:30 a.m. and it is now 5:30 p.m. with no end in sight.Shame on you Gov. Cuomo and shame on ChargePoint and the New York Thruway.Harold HaberNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionInvest in upgrades to state ThruwayAs I write this letter my daughter and granddaughter are stranded on the obsolete New York State Thruway. She set out from Hague N.Y., to Princeton, N.J., in her electric car, a distance of about 273 miles. With her car being fully charged, that could be accomplished with one charge of about an hour’s time at the halfway point.The two ChargePoint charging stations at Ulster and Modena rest areas both were nonfunctional. The help-number operators were of no use, as they said the stations were down (duh!). My daughter called her car’s roadside assistance and was told that the Thruway was a restricted road and they could not help. After several hours and four customer service agents, she was informed that only the Thruway Authority can tow her to a charging station.The Thruway Authority should be disbanded. That highway is the most dangerous in the state. Two lanes for most of its length causing massive traffic jams going south every Sunday. Cars passing in the right lane out of frustration as trucks are in the left lane trying to pass but are unable to. Tolls that were supposed to have been dropped years ago still being collected. And to whose benefit?center_img Not everyone who disagrees is a racistThe term “racist” is getting worn thin by overuse and calling anyone who disagrees with the left a racist.Does anyone know a racist? Can one define it? How many members of Congress do you think are really racist? Do you really think the president is a racist with mixed family members from other cultures?I personally do not know anyone who is a racist, and I was raised in Virginia in the 1950s.Some did not like people of color, but no one fit the description of a right-wing white supremacist racist.The left and the mainstream media have been calling anyone who disagrees with them a racist. Do you agree with that? I do know that many of my circle of friends and acquaintances who vote differently than I do cannot seem to enter into a dialogue over major issues. But I don’t believe any see me as a racist, although I have been called other names.Gerard F. HavasyClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Djoko Tjandra named suspect for allegedly bribing prosecutor

first_imgThe cycle of graft surrounding Bank Bali corruption convict Djoko Tjandra continues to spin with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) naming him a suspect on Thursday for allegedly bribing prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari.“The investigators have named another person a suspect, who is identified as JST,” Supreme Court spokesman Hari Setiyono said as quoted by Kompas.com. Pinangki was arrested on Aug. 12 for allegedly accepting US$500,000 in bribes. The AGO supervisory unit previously stated that Pinangki had committed an ethics violation by going on nine trips abroad in 2019 without permission. She is suspected of having meet with Djoko, a fugitive at the time, during the trips.Djoko was convicted in 2009 for his role in the 1998 Bank Bali corruption case. The Supreme Court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 546 billion (US$37.19 million) in restitution. However, he fled the country a day before his conviction and remained at large for more than a decade. The AGO investigators questioned Djoko in his capacity as a witness on Tuesday and Wednesday.Read also: Police generals admit to accepting bribes from Djoko Tjandra Hari also suspected that Djoko bribed the prosecutor to stop the latter from requesting a non-legal binding opinion from the Supreme Court. Investigators are continuing to investigate the roles of each suspect regarding the non-legal binding opinion request. “We are still investigating if the bribe was given directly or through other forms,” Hari said.Previously, Djoko admitted to paying off Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo and Insp. Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte. The two police generals have admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for helping Djoko evade capture.Topics :last_img read more

Families seek out country lifestyle close to city

first_imgUrbex’s $24 million country land estate, Elwood Rise at D’Aguilar, on Brisbane’s northside has been released.Urbex’s $24 million country land estate Elwood Rise at D’Aguilar is attracting families wanting plenty of land to spread out.Elwood Rise will be developed in five stages with 95 rural residential lots ranging in size from 3005sq m to 2.08ha. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoBuyers Carissa Jimenez, 30, and Andres Jimenez, 39, have purchased a 3972sq m lot to build their first home. “We previously lived at Clayfield, but were so attracted to the space, to live off the land, the country life and the opportunity to build our dream home,” Mrs Jimenez said. Mr Jimenez said: “We both work at the Brisbane Airport and felt the location was the right distance between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast which was important for our work life and lifestyle. We were also attracted to Elwood Rise because of all the hiking trails close by.”The couple expect to start building in the next two to three months, calling Elwood Rise home in 2018.“We have always lived in units, and we really wanted somewhere with more land, so we could escape the city and be more sustainable, Mrs Jimenez said.“We want to plant our own fruit and vegetables, go hiking on our weekends and, being so close to the national park, we are able to do this. “It really is the best of both worlds.”last_img read more

Crews Respond To Semi Crash East of Batesville Thursday

first_img(Image: submitted by Danielle Hountz)BATESVILLE, Ind. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a semi accident at the Batesville rest area on I-74westbound.Dispatchers say it is only involves one vehicle. Batesville Police and Batesville Fire & EMS are on the scene.WRBI will report any new details as they are released.last_img

Crespo urges Lautaro to ignore Barcelona

first_img Loading… Inter Milan hero, Hernan Crespo, has urged Lautaro Martinez to stay where he is. Barcelona are chasing a deal for the Argentina striker.Advertisement “I tell him that he should stay at Inter, without a doubt. The reason is simple. He did well in Argentina with Racing Avellaneda, arrived at Inter and was Mauro Icardi’s back-up in the first season, and now is a fixed starter,” Crespo told Gazzetta dello Sport. read also:Suarez tells Lautaro to reject Barcelona “This is his first season as a fixed starter. It’s not much to go on to decide to change his life and move to Barcelona. He needs at least three years to complete his growth, then he can think about changing teams.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As Adultslast_img read more

O’Driscoll not focusing on retirement

first_img With his Leinster contract expiring this summer, the 34-year-old’s future has been a source of speculation with the summer Lions tour to Australia offering a potentially fairytale conclusion. He hinted he was participating in his last Six Nations in the build-up to Saturday’s 30-22 victory over Wales, but on Wednesday he revealed the decision remains open. “I said it because I was asked the question. I hadn’t intended causing a stir, I was just being honest in answering a question,” he said. “I haven’t really allowed myself to think about it. If you start thinking about retirement in six months time you’re already there. I just want to concentrate on my rugby and enjoy it and live in the moment. It will all evolve. The situation will unfold. I’ll have to listen to my body.” He added: “I haven’t been wondering if Saturday will be the last time I’ll play England in the Aviva Stadium, far from it. Winning man of the match against Wales doesn’t have a bearing. It’s a nice reminder that it’s still there. But with regards to the decision-making process, because I’m not thinking about it, it hasn’t altered my thinking.” For the first time since 2003 Ireland have entered the Six Nations without O’Driscoll at the helm following coach Declan Kidney’s decision to give Jamie Heaslip the captaincy. The move polarised opinion with some claiming it would enable O’Driscoll to concentrate on himself in a Lions year, but the Leinster centre disagrees. “I don’t think not being captain has made much difference,” he said. “I’ve read a little bit of stuff over the last while that taking the burden of captaincy away from me has allowed me to think about my game. I’d like think that in the 10 years I was captain I played a few all right games as well. It hasn’t changed the way I go about my business or the way I carry on around camp.” England visit Dublin on Sunday in a potential Six Nations decider and O’Driscoll, who has won his last seven games against the Red Rose, is relishing the prospect. “They’re great games against England. The country’s non-rugby fans probably pay more attention to England matches because of the history between the countries,” he said. “They’re great occasions, largely because invariably England are one of the best sides in the world. You have to bring your ‘A’ game. It’s England in Dublin and that’s an exciting prospect.” Brian O’Driscoll may have suggested last week the 2013 RBS 6 Nations is likely to be his last, but the Ireland centre has insisted his physical condition will make the ultimate decision.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Clattenburg has no case to answer

first_img But after a review the PGMOL has ruled there is no case to answer. In a letter seen by Press Association Sport, Southampton claimed Clattenburg told Lallana: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.” The PGMOL has since confirmed it will take no further action on the matter, and Clattenburg is free to continue officiating as planned. A statement reads: “PGMOL is committed to constructive dialogue and communication with clubs, managers and players. “On December 31 PGMOL received a letter from Southampton who raised concerns about the conduct of Mark Clattenburg following their game with Everton on December 29. “In a written response to Southampton PGMOL acknowledge that their complaint has been considered in full. “However, given the nature of the conversation with the player, having reviewed the footage and spoken to the team of officials as well as the Premier League Match Delegate it has been found that there is no case to answer. “Mark has the full support of PGMOL Management and will be considered for selection for all and any matches going forward in the usual way.” The Saints wrote to the referees’ governing body the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) on New Year’s Eve, objecting to referee Clattenburg’s conduct towards Adam Lallana in the 2-1 defeat at Everton on December 29. Southampton objected to Clattenburg’s conduct in an exchange with the England midfielder. Southampton’s complaint against Mark Clattenburg has been struck out by referees bosses. Press Association Clattenburg is scheduled to referee the third round FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. After the PGMOL threw out Southampton’s claims, he will now continue to officiate that game. Clattenburg is no stranger to controversy, after Chelsea accused him of racially abusing midfielder John Mikel Obi last season in a hot-tempered Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. It took an FA inquiry to rule there was no case to answer and six months later Clattenburg was back officiating Chelsea once again. last_img read more

The Latest: Tennessee cancels practice because of virus

first_img Associated Press Tuscany region president Enrico Rossi says local health authorities have approved limited spectators for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sept. 13.Rossi tells the Gazzetta dello Sport “the circuit contains three big tribunes that are well spaced apart so the limit of 1,000 people per the national rules on public events can reasonably be considered as the capacity limit for each tribune.”Official government approval is expected by Saturday.Fans will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to observe social distancing procedures and wear masks if it is approved.The only spectators at the Italian GP in Monza a week earlier will be 250 specially invited health workers. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IU Athletics has not participated in an intercollegiate athletic event in 5 1/2 months, which necessitated tough decisions regarding our staff,” said Dolson. “Throughout this process, we have prioritized our staff, and the decision to ask everyone to share the burden was made to minimize the number of employees who would be impacted to a much more significant degree. With that said, this remains a very difficult day for our entire IU Athletics family, who devote their time, efforts and energies to supporting our students and representing our department and Indiana University in a first-class way.”___North Carolina State has allowed 12 programs to resume workouts after the school paused all athletics activities earlier this week, but football remains on hold for now.In a statement Friday, athletics director Boo Corrigan said the school plans for another round of testing for the football program and will make a decision on next steps with “additional information available to us.”The school has had to postpone its Sept. 12 game against Virginia Tech for two weeks because of a cluster of cases among Wolfpack athletes. Tickets are only available to club members older than 12 and will be issued after a draw. Tickets will be personalized “in order to ensure legally-required tracking of visitors.”Those attending will need to wear a mask until reaching their allocated seat and they will need to put it on again when leaving.The game will take place 100 years after then-German champion Nuremberg played Union in the first match at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Köpenick on Aug. 7, 1920.___An upcoming Formula One race in Italy could be open to 3,000 fans. The Volunteers were scheduled to practice Friday. Pruitt had adjusted the schedule for Saturday to allow his players to take part in an on-campus march against racism. Pruitt says he decided to cancel Friday’s practice with everyone tested again to see where the team is at and that their top priority is protecting everyone with the program.Pruitt noted Tennessee had been at either zero or 1 with the exception of the July Fourth holiday when he gave players eight days off. The Vols might not practice Saturday either if they don’t track down the source of the latest positive test results.The Tennessee coach says they want to make sure COVID-19 is not spreading inside their building because the Vols have had zero spread in the tracing from inside the football building.___Athletic department employees at Indiana University will face furloughs, and reduced hours in response to the cancellation of fall sports seasons. The club says it will perform another round of virus tests on Saturday before deciding whether or not to go forward with training.Serie A is scheduled to start Sept. 19.___Union Berlin plans to celebrate its stadium’s 100th birthday by playing in front of supporters for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke.The Bundesliga club says it will host Nuremberg in a pre-season friendly on Sept. 5 and that up to 5,000 people can attend. Hygiene measures will apply. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has canceled practice for the Volunteers after what he called “a few more positive tests.” U.S. Open qualifying was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The International Judo Federation says it is restarting events which should feed into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.International judo events started to be affected by the coronavirus in February when Chinese teams withdrew from competing in Europe. Cancellations began in March.The governing body says World Judo Tour events will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in late-October and Tokyo in December. It wasn’t clear how many players, coaches or others tested positive. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn remains scheduled to speak to reporters Saturday. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson would only confirm that the Tigers hadn’t practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss details.Malzahn had previously said the Tigers had gone two straight weeks without a positive. He said Auburn still had four players going through protocols when the team began practice on Aug. 17.The Tigers are scheduled to open the season Sept. 26 against Kentucky.___ August 28, 2020 All staff members will be required to take a two-week, unpaid furlough between Oct. 1 and June 30. Some furloughed workers will see their work hours cut in half while others will be 100% furloughed.In addition, the department’s three highest-paid employees — new athletic director Scott Dolson, men’s basketball coach Archie Miller and football coach Tom Allen — already had agreed to 10% pay cuts. The announcement comes three days after in-state rival Purdue made a similar announcement.Dolson also says the school already had instituted a department-wide 10% budget cut that will save approximately $11.8 million this fiscal year; freezes on discretionary bonuses, training trips and non-essential facility maintenance and construction; a hiring freeze that excludes countable coaches; a travel ban and a reduction in overtime; the university’s cell phone stipend elimination; reduction in outside contracts with vendors and other targeted cuts. And, Dolson says, the school also continues to consider additional financial cuts. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the school will begin football and other fall sports without fans at home because of the pandemic.In an open letter to fans Friday, Cunningham says the restriction will last through September for football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country. In addition, tailgating won’t be allowed on campus.“This decision … was the only way we could move forward with competition,” Cunningham says. “Our student-athletes want to play, and we must do so as safely as possible.Cunningham says the hope is to potentially allow some fans in October, though that would potentially come only after school officials and medical experts evaluate safety conditions. He also says school officials “remain hopeful that we will be able to safely cheer together in large groups again this season.”The school has canceled all in-person undergraduate classes in favor of online-only instruction after multiple coronavirus clusters on campus since students returned for the fall semester. The Latest: Tennessee cancels practice because of virus ___Roma has canceled its opening preseason training session as a precautionary measure after a third player tested positive for the coronavirus.Right back Bruno Peres says on Instagram he has tested positive. He adds that he’s well and has no symptoms.Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante and winger Carles Pérez previously tested positive.Two Roma youth team players also have COVID-19. ___A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague.Tournament director David Trunda says the unidentified player was isolating in her hotel room and will be re-tested. Trunda says the player didn’t meet any other participants in the tournament.All 150 players are tested on arrival and have to wait in their hotel rooms for the results.The event is for players who would have been at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament. It opens on Saturday. Corrigan said the decision to resume activities for some sports came after the school tested every team since Monday’s pause.Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said the programs cleared to continue activities were: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, wrestling and rifle.In addition to football, the programs still on hold are: men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving; men’s and women’s tennis; and men’s and women’s track and field.___A person with knowledge of the situation says Auburn’s football team has canceled its last two practices because of issues related to COVID-19 after positive tests this week. The IJF says the events “aim to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.”Some continental-level competitions are also planned later in 2020.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more