Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old man was killed in a car crash in his hometown of Hampton Bays on Monday evening.Southampton Town Police said Antonio Lucas was driving a Toyota southbound on State Road 24 when he lost control of the vehicle at the corner of Montauk Highway at 7:09 p.m.The Toyota struck an minivan on Montauk Highway, then crashed into two parked unoccupied trucks in the parking lot of the Hampton Bays Diner, police said.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was not injured.Detectives impounded the Toyota, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-702-2230.
continue reading » The Federal Reserve announced it will conduct a webinar April 6 on the distribution of federal stimulus payments to individual taxpayers and small businesses, and important information regarding the distribution of cash to financial institutions. There will be two webinars April 6, one at 11 a.m. (ET), one at 3 p.m. (ET), and registration is open at AskTheFed.com.David Lebryk, fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury, and Ronda Kent, chief disbursing officer with Treasury’s Fiscal Service Bureau, will join Roger Replogle, Cash Production Office product manager, to discuss the CARES Act and the associated impact on cash deliveries to financial institutions.To accommodate the participation of as many financial institutions as possible, the Fed requests each institution register no more than two representatives to attend one of the live sessions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“If we see a danger to our children, we’re bound to act to correct it,” said Benedetto. That choice is one that New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas is advocating for. Beadle believes the decision should be left up to the parents, not the politicians, adding that for she and her husband, it’s still a very personal choice. Assemblyman Benedetto says he is still working with other legislators and he does not currently have a senate sponsor for the bill. As of right now, the decision remains up to the parents. Now pegged the “John Mackey Youth Football Protection Act,” Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto originally introduced the bill in 2013. Some local parents disagree. Chenango Forks mother Jessica Beadle has two sons playing football. The evidence is limited, but Dr. Hanspal suggests even if there is no correlation, it is better to be safe, rather than sorry down the road. “We have to change the conversation to a football concussion debate or discussion to a sports safety concern.” Zayas added that placing an emphasis on football sends the wrong message to parents, saying “parents in other sports may be led to believe that concussion is a football injury, when that’s simply not the case.” Dr. Utsav Hanspal, a concussion specialist and Sports Medicine physician at Lourdes, argues that may not be the case. Dr. Hanspal says instead, “based on the number of concussions, or number of hits to the head, that would be a better predictor than how long you play a certain sport.” “To a certain degree, you have to take risks,” said Beadle. The proposed legislation would place a ban on 12 and under tackle football. Assemblyman Benedetto points to science, arguing “the longer you play tackle football, the more apt you are to have problems later in life.” “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. In October, a hearing discussing the bill brought the subject to light once again. Dr. Zayas testified at the hearing, arguing that football isn’t the only sport to be concerned over. When you combine that with an even younger player, Dr. Hanspal says that is where the cause for concern may lie. “When you have injury to an immature brain, you may theoretically have higher rates of disruption which may take longer for the brain to heal itself.” Assemblyman Benedetto counters this, arguing other sports don’t compare. “Every play, the object is to hit the other player. Every play. And not just hit them, but to tackle them. To bring them violently down to the ground. And that’s why football more than any other sports, merits what I’m doing. (WBNG) — The future of football is in question. A proposed bill to ban twelve and under tackle football in New York state has parents, politicians, and professionals in the midst of a heated debate. Concussion experts agree, there may be reason to be concerned. Dr. Hanspal reminds us “concussions rates are still pretty high in football and those can have detrimental effects.” Her nine-year-old son Colin currently plays in the Chenango Forks youth league. When asked his favorite part of the game, Colin says it’s the hitting itself. “When you get a good hit off, it just feels great.”
The chief executive of scandal-hit Swedbank has been dismissed by the bank’s supervisory board after the country’s fraud squad broadened its investigation into allegations of money laundering.Three of Sweden’s largest pension funds – all significant shareholders in Swedbank – this morning refused to discharge CEO and president Birgitte Bonnesen from liability, ahead of this afternoon’s annual general meeting.Shortly after this, the bank announced its board had decided to sack Bonnesen. Anders Karlsson has been appointed acting president and CEO.Lars Idermark, chair of the supervisory board of Swedbank said: “The developments during the past days have created an enormous pressure for the bank. Therefore, the board has decided to dismiss Birgitte Bonnesen from her position.” The Swedish Economic Crime Authority said yesterday that the ongoing investigation was being broadened to include suspicion of gross fraud. The fraud investigation team entered the Swedbank’s Stockholm headquarters yesterday as part of the probe.Pension funds hit out at bank Birgitte Bonnesen was sacked from Swedbank this morningAMF – which owns 4.4% of shares in the bank – reiterated that it was still not satisfied with measures taken to deal with the situation, and refused to grant Bonnesen discharge from liability for 2018.Johan Sidenmark, chief executive of AMF, said: “After yesterday’s dramatic development, with the Swedish Economic Crime Authority’s announcement about extended suspicions of serious crime, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot currently grant the company’s CEO discharge for 2018.“Although this is so far only about suspicions, and no one should be regarded as guilty until she or he is convicted, these are such serious allegations that it would be irresponsible to make such a decision at today’s meeting.”Alecta – which held approximately 5% of Swedbank’s stock – also said it would vote against the discharge from liability at the AGM.Folksam, the second-largest shareholder in Swedbank with a 7% stake, has been more satisfied than the other shareholders with the bank’s correspondence during the investigation. However, it also said it would withdraw its support for the chief executive.Thomas Langrot, chief prosecutor of the fraud squad’s Financial Market Chamber (Finansmarknadskammare), said: “Information which has been gathered gives a picture of Swedbank appearing to have spread misleading information to the public and the market about what the bank knew about suspected money laundering within Swedbank in the Baltic countries.”On Friday, AMF and Alecta criticised a report commissioned by Swedbank into the alleged money laundering as inadequate, although Folksam said the report gave answers to important questions.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to grant GulfSlope a three-year extension of the term of its lease number OCS-G-35244 for Ship Shoal block 336, on its Tau Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico.Ensco 102 & Transshelf; Source: Wikimedia – under the public domainThis lease has now been extended until June 30, 2022, GulfSlope said on Thursday. Also covering the Tau Prospect is Ship Shoal block 351 under lease to GulfSlope and partners. This lease also expires in 2022.According to the company, the extension on SS 336 provides GulfSlope with additional time for further planning, rig preparation, and permitting of future operations, to test the original objectives of the significant Tau Prospect. GulfSlope and partners are reviewing and finalizing options for additional drilling to include drilling a replacement well.Work currently underway includes detailed engineering of the wellbore path and casing design, based on the pore pressure profile encountered in the GSPE SS 336 No. 1 well.This well reached a True Vertical Depth (TVD) of 14,987 feet on May 5, 2019, and no further progress could be made at that time due to geomechanical issues. Fluid Inclusion Technology analysis indicates that the sand bodies encountered below salt experienced several pulses of liquid petroleum migration.The targets in a replacement well include a seismic amplitude package immediately below 16,500 feet that is correlative to the T, U and V sands that produce oil at the nearby Mahogany Field, as well the deeper M-3, M-4, M-5 and M-6 Miocene levels. Based on proprietary mapping of reprocessed 3D seismic data coupled with advanced noise suppression technology, the total resource potential in the Tau Prospect is estimated to contain in excess of 300 million barrels of oil equivalent.GulfSlope will be required to file an exploration plan and upon approval, will file an application for permit to drill for the drilling of the second well at Tau.GulfSlope has contracted the Ensco 102 jack-up rig to drill a subsalt test well at Vermilion 375 (Corvette Prospect) later this year, with an option for additional work. That rig is also suitable for drilling a second well at Tau.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
BEIJING – The head of the World HealthOrganization says it’s working with Google to ensure that searches about thenew virus from China turn up information from the United Nations health agencyfirst, part of efforts to fight “rumors and misinformation” about the outbreak. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told theopening of WHO’s executive board meeting on Monday that social media platformssuch as Twitter, Facebook, Tencent and TikTok “have also taken steps to limitthe spread of misinformation” about the virus and outbreak that first emergedin the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December and has now spread to 23 othercountries./PN A man wears protective face masks stands in front of TV screens broadcasting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivering a speech in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. AP
The Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Connersville to face off against their Conference rivals at the 2015 EIAC wrestling meet. The dogs finished in 6th place in front of 7th place Rushville and 8th place Connersville. South Dearborn were this year’s conference champs followed by Franklin County in 2nd, Greensburg 3rd. Lawrenceburg 4th, and East Central in 5th place.The Bulldogs were only able to fill seven of the fourteen weight classes for the meet; but still was able to bring one conference champ back to Batesville. All of the competing wrestlers came away with valuable experience that will get them ready for the Sectionals starting in just one week.Senior captain Will Amberger in the 195 lb class wrestled a perfect day defeating all three of his opponents by pin. Amberger’s first match faced him off against Hunter Nichols of Rushville , where he earned six takedowns before finishing the match with a pin. Amberger’s second opponent, Noah Boyd of Lawrenceburg, experienced Amberger’s takedown clinic by allowing seven takedowns before falling by a pin. This win sent Amberger to the finals to face off against Dario Guintini of East Central. Guintini was no match for Amberger giving up five takedowns before falling by pin which crowned Amberger as the 2015 Conference Champ in the 195 lb class. The 18 takedowns on the day brought Amberger’s season total to 101 which is a new BHS season record.Senior captain Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb class and Junior John Moody in the 126 lb class both finished the day with a third place finish. Nobbe was able to pin three of his opponents falling short to just one opponent by a 2-0 decision. These three pins for Nobbe brought his season total to 22 which is just three short from the BHS school record. Moody pinned two of his opponents and fell short to the eventual champ by a 17-2 decision.Freshmen Jackson Wooldridge in the 120 lb class and Laiken Hanna in the 113 lb class both wrestled well earning 4th place finishes on the day.Sophomores Hunter Fetters in the 106 lb class and Chris Schene in the 132 lb class represented BHS well by ending their day in the 6th place position.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.
The 18-year-old signed a new five-year contract last week and Moyes said: “He is now available (for the Champions League) by the way his date of birth works. He’s an exciting young player making good progress all the time and he someone who is going to play a big part in the future of Manchester United, he’s an exceptional talent.” Four key players were absent from United’s training session ahead of the Real Sociedad match – Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and central defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, though Moyes said Welbeck and Cleverley had a chance of being fit for the game. Jonny Evans is likely to play in central defence and the Irish international admitted the team has to eliminate some sloppiness from their play. Evans said: “We are disappionted, we watched part of the (Southampton) game back and it was clear our performance was not up to scratch, especially in possession, giving the ball away and being quite sloppy. “Being Manchester United we want to control games a bit better than we did against Southampton. “As players we know we have not played well enough as individuals and as a team and looking at ourselves we want to make sure we raise our level and produce better performances.” David Moyes insists he has no concerns that the fall-out from Sir Alex Ferguson’s no-holds-barred book will affect Wayne Rooney despite the confirmation that Manchester United’s star striker demanded a move the day after they had won the Premier League. Moyes has not seen an advance copy of Ferguson book and said he had no concerns about Rooney being unsettled by its contents – and no issue with his predecessor going into print so soon. He said: “None – I think Wayne is completely focused on his football, he has been since the first day back in pre-season. He’s good in form, he’s looking after himself and playing well. “Alex Ferguson can do what he wishes – he’s his own man. Certainly everyone at Old Trafford would love to hear what he has to say, the supporters certainly would. He has great knowledge and I am sure a lot of people will enjoy reading it. “I am sure I will when the time arises – I have not got much time in this job, that’s for sure.” United face Real Sociedad in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night and Moyes will be hoping Rooney can maintain his current form after some disappointing team results and performances this season, which the manager admits have been below par. “We want to improve results, that’s obvious,” said Moyes. “We want to improve on our performance too, we gave the ball away too much in our last game and we have to do better when we are in possession. “We have had periods of good play but maybe not continuously, which is something we have been working on in training.” Moyes confirmed that Belgium-born midfielder Adnan Januzaj has been added to the Champions League squad as a home-grown player and could make his debut in the competition tomorrow. Ferguson’s book states Rooney came into his office “the day after we won the league and asked away” and revealed the 27-year-old’s fitness had been an issue last season and led to him being dropped. Moyes, who succeeded Ferguson as United manager in the summer, said Rooney was now “completely focused” and in good form – he has three goals and two assists in the Premier League, plus he has been excellent for England. Press Association
Florida residents may see a decrease in the amount they pay every month on their energy bill.The Florida Public Service Commission was set to vote Tuesday on whether they would pursue lower rates for FPL customers.The decrease stems from a $772 million refund from Hurricane Irma.President Trump instated a tax reform package just before the Hurricane which gave a huge tax break to FPL, however, customers still paid taxes on their monthly bills.FPL, however, said the refund should be returned to them because they never charged customers a storm surcharge.If approved, customers should notice the lower rates by the fall.
PROFESSIONAL footballers in England and Wales are to boycott social media for 24 hours today, to protest against the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism.It follows a number of high-profile incidents in domestic and international matches this season.Earlier this week, Manchester United captain Ashley Young was racially abused on Twitter. And Watford captain Troy Deeney said “enough is enough”.“On Friday we are sending a message to anyone that abuses players – or anyone else – whether from the crowd or online, that we won’t tolerate it within football,” said Deeney, who disabled comments on his Instagram after abuse earlier this month.“The boycott is just one small step, but the players are speaking out with one voice against racism.”HOW IS FOOTBALL TACKLING RACISM ON SOCIAL MEDIA?Racist chanting was directed at several England players including Danny Rose during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro last month – the Spurs defender later said he “can’t wait to see the back of football”.“I don’t want any future players to go through what I’ve been through in my career,” said Rose. “Collectively, we are simply not willing to stand by while too little is done by football authorities and social media companies to protect players from this disgusting abuse.”The #Enough campaign, organised by the Professional Footballers’ Association, starts at 09:00hrs BST today and runs until 09:00hrs BST tomorrow. Players have been encouraged to post a #Enough graphic on their social media platforms before the boycott.Manchester United defender Chris Smalling added: “The time has come for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to consider regulating their channels, taking responsibility for protecting the mental health of users regardless of age, race, sex or income.”The PFA said the boycott was the “first step in a longer campaign to tackle racism in football”.“The boycott acts as a show of unity by the players, and a call for stronger action to be taken by social networks and footballing authorities in response to racist abuse both on and off the pitch,” the PFA said in a statement.Young was abused after United’s Champions League exit to Barcelona on Tuesday. Accounts identified in this case as violating Twitter’s abusive behaviour policy have been prevented from posting again until the offending tweets have been removed.INCIDENTS OF RACIST ABUSE IN 2018-19December: Banana skin thrown on to the pitch during the north London derby at Emirates Stadium, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for ArsenalDecember: Raheem Sterling suffers alleged racial abuse during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea. Sterling later says newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” by the ways in which they portray young black footballersMarch: Chelsea lodge a complaint with UEFA over racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during the second leg of their Europa League win at Dynamo KievMarch: England report racist abuse of players during their 5-1 win over Montenegro in PodgoricaApril: Juventus’ 19-year-old Italian forward Moise Kean suffers racist abuse from the stands during a match at Cagliari – with team-mate Leonardo Bonucci’s suggestion that Kean was partly to blame called laughable by Raheem SterlingApril: Derby winger Duane Holmes and Wigan defender Nathan Byrne are targeted by the alleged racist abuse in the ChampionshipApril: Deeney and Watford team-mates Adrian Mariappa and Christian Kabasele receive racist abuse on social mediaApril: Young targeted on Twitter. (BBC Sport)