Smithtown Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 61-year-old Central Islip man was killed in a car crash in Smithtown on Monday morning.Suffolk County police said James Poallo was driving a Hyundai Sonata westbound on West Jericho Turnpike and tried to make a left turn into a parking lot when his vehicle was struck by an eastbound Ford F350 pickup truck at 8 a.m.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The pickup truck driver was not injured, but his passenger was hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries.Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img

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Sanders says 2020 field united in mission against Trump

first_imgINDIANOLA — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders opened his first Iowa campaign event of the weekend with a unity message.“Certainly I hope that we are going to win, but if we do not win, we will support the winner and I know that every other candidate will do the same,” Sanders said. “We are united in understanding that we must defeat Donald Trump.”On Friday evening, a congresswoman who has been campaigning for Sanders booed Hillary Clinton from the stage of an event in central Iowa. The congresswoman issued an apology via Tweet on Saturday, but the episode — along with Clinton’s comments about Sanders in a documentary — highlighted the Sanders-Clinton conflict of 2016.Sanders at Simpson College event Saturdaybefore the Iowa Caucuses.Sanders has been off the Iowa campaign trail due to the impeachment trial. During a speech early Saturday afternoon in Indianola, he suggested the issues raised during the trial will be decided by voters in 2020.“Do we have an administration that thinks they are above the law, they can do whatever they want, they can lie, they can obstruct congress, prevent oversight?” Sanders asked.Many in Saturday afternoon’s crowd were Sanders campaign volunteers from other states who’re knocking on doors, hoping to persuade more Iowans to participate in Monday night’s Caucuses. According to Sanders, he’ll lose if turn-out is low.“Let us see Iowa having the largest Caucus turnout in the history of this great state,” Sanders said, to cheers as Sanders ended his remarks.In the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, Sanders finished three-tenths of a percent behind Clinton in the delegate count. Recent polls have suggested Sanders is leading or near the front of the competitors for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.last_img read more

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Jadgeo warns of worsening economic crisis

first_img…wants Govt to act now instead of waiting on oilGuyana as a country is in an economic crisis that will only get worse if Government continues to bury its head like the proverbial ostrich, instead of making urgent and critical investment decisions to turn around the country’s fortunes, rather than sit and wait on the possible revenue windfall from oil.The clarion call was made by former president Bharrat Jagdeo who on Friday met with local business leaders to give his take on the country’s economic performances, pitfalls and worrying signals emanating from the current administration.Business Minister disingenuousJagdeo, a Russian-trained economist, and former finance minister of Guyana, told the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Business Luncheon, that Minster of Business Dominic Gaskin was in fact disingenuous in his pronouncements when he addressed the local business leaders earlier this year.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the gathering at the business luncheonAddressing a packed Savannah Suite at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel, Jagdeo said that the ruling A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) administration is without a detailed development strategy for Guyana, unlike what obtained under his administration.Jagdeo used the opportunity to take the Business Minister to task over his assessments for Guyana’s economy and reference to international indices, saying instead that the minister needs to outline what the administration is going to do in the short- and medium-term to alleviate the uneasiness in the business community.Jagdeo said too that Minister Gaskin was wrong to use the performance indicators of neighbouring countries to justify Guyana’s economic slump, since the circumstances in each of these countries were different.Minister Gaskin in his address to the GMSA business forum earlier this year, suggested that neighbouring economies were performing poorly, and as such Guyana was in no economic crisis.Jagdeo rubbished this argument posited by Gaskin by firstly pointing to the falling oil prices on the world market which has had an adverse impact on the economies of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname.According to Jagdeo, low oil prices on the world market is in fact a favourable situation for Guyana, since it will and has allowed for greater international reserves giving government the fiscal space to make immediate interventions.ExcusesThe former President also used the occasion to give his assessment of the economy in the context of the recently presented 2016 Mid-Year Report, saying that the only new industry that Government has created is that of “manufacturing excuses.”“It’s not the excuses that will move our country forward,” extolled Jagdeo.He told the manufacturers that the economy has in fact been declining significantly and this is being masked by the outstanding performances of two gold mining operations which, coincidentally, were brought into Guyana under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration.Jagdeo expressed that if these two companies were to be disaggregated from the country’s overall performance, then it would reveal that there has been an actual decline.The former president pointed out that a number of the traditional sectors of the economy have either been returning dismal performances, stagnant or marginal growth.He said one would have thought that government would have put incentives in place to assist its local exporters since they are facing lower prices in the international market, coupled with increased competition.According to Jagdeo, a prudent government would have been working with those exporters to ensure they preserve their market share on the international scene.He said what the government has in fact set about doing is reviewing downwards the concessions it affords to the Private Sector and investors – normally meant to act as incentives to stimulate economic growth.Adverse signalsAccording to the former President, the signals being sent by the current Administration can in no way serve to provide any levels of assurance, and will in fact serve to keep investors out of Guyana.He cited as an example the use of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), along with pronouncements from officialdom that the Guyana economy was in fact being buoyed by illegal drug proceeds.According to Jagdeo, no serious international investor will want to come to Guyana in face of such signals being sent by its government.Police state methodsIn direct reference to Government’s SOCU, Jagdeo said this outfit has in fact caused the business community to become extremely hesitant in investing in Guyana.Jagdeo suggested that this was the case, not because persons could not explain the source of the funds they plan to invest, but rather it is because of the ‘Police state methods’ being employed by the unit.He sought to qualify his pronouncements by pointing to the fact that SOCU takes direct instructions from the Ministry of the Presidency.The Opposition Leader pointed also to the operations of the State Asset Recovery Agencyt as another entity functioning under the Ministry of the Presidency which, according to Jagdeo, has already begun undermining the business climate and the independence of the judiciary and constitutional bodies such as the Director of Public Prosecutions.He pointed also to the ‘anti-PPP’ acolytes, such as Desmond Trotman, Professor Clive Thomas and Eric Phillips being appointed to positions under SARA, saying this too has begun to have an adverse impact on the investment climate locally.Developmental possibilitiesJagdeo said he believes there are great developmental possibilities for Guyana’s future but government’s adopted stance of waiting on oil to rescue the economy will not work.He said Guyana has available to it sufficient fiscal space and monetary tools in order to stimulate economic growth in the country, but this requires firm action on the part of government instead of the tightening of its monetary policies, such as increased taxation as was announced recently with the increased import duties for steel.According to the Opposition Leader, Guyana’s revenue base has been declining not because of the numerous concessions that had been afforded the business community, but rather there has been shrinkage in economic activity locally and “Government has no clarity in where it is going.”last_img read more

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Josh Urbiztondo announces retirement from basketball

first_imgUrbiztondo, who was a PBA All-Star in 2012, got several messages of support, including from his opponent-turned-coach Jimmy Alapag.“From going to battle against each other through the years, to having you in Alab the last two seasons, I’ve always had the utmost respect for your character,” Alapag commented on Urbiztondo’s post.“You’ve been a great example to future Filipino players that it’s not about where you start, but where you finish. Been a hell of a ride the past two seasons together! Appreciate you and your incredible family!” added Alapag. “The game will miss you! Always here for you if you need anything.”Urbiztondo said that his next move is to move back to the United States with his wife Alexis and their two daughters.“Those of you who know me, my kids and wife are everything to me and as a father I have to think about what’s best for them so moving back to the States is essential for my family at this moment and I am excited for our next chapter,” said Urbiztondo.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ “After a long-thought decision and discussing with my wife, I have finally decided to hang ‘em up and retire from basketball,” wrote Urbiztondo on his Instagram. “In my 11-year pro career there have been a lot of ups and downs, which I will cherish and bring with me in my next chapter of life.”Urbiztondo was a reliable journeyman during his days in the PBA putting up an average of 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists from 2009 to 2017 and was even a champion with the Purefoods franchise in the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHe then transitioned to the ABL first with the Singapore Slingers in 2017 before going back to the PBA on the same year. In 2018, he returned to the ABL playing for Alab  where he won a title.“I want to thank God, ally my fans and supporters, brothers, coaches, teammates, and the management throughout all my years in the Philippines, especially my wife, my daughters, my parents, my brothers-in-law, and all my family in the States who would watch my games in the middle of the night and follow my progress via Internet.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIEScenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles FILE – Josh Urbiztondo celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Josh Urbiztondo announced his retirement from professional basketball a day after Alab Pilipinas got eliminated in the Asean Basketball League playoffs.The 36-year-old guard said he talked with his wife Alexis about his decision of ending his 11-year professional career before dutifully announcing it through social media.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nuggets clinch Northwest with win over Trail Blazers SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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a month ago​Man Utd could take pay cut from Adidas over Champions League no-show

first_img​Man Utd could take pay cut from Adidas over Champions League no-showby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United stand to lose out on significant sponsorship revenue from Adidas should they fail to qualify for the Uefa Champions League this season, claims the Manchester Evening News (MEN), reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.According to the Manchester daily, there is a clause in Adidas’ contract with United that states that if the club fail to secure a place in European club soccer’s elite tournament for two consecutive seasons the sportswear brand reduces its payment by 30 per cent.United’s deal with Adidas was signed back in 2015 and brings in UK£75 million (US$91.9 million) per season. A 30 per cent reduction on that figure would be UK£55.2 million (US$68.4 million). Whilst still a substantial amount, that would drop the club behind Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in terms of annual revenue from their kit deal.The contract with Adidas is one of the club’s main sources of revenue alongside their principal partnership with Chevrolet, worth UK£64 million (US$80 million) per season, and their sleeve sponsorship with Kohler, which club sources claim is worth UK£20 million (US$27.5 million) per season. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Fornals a quality player

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Fornals a quality playerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea full of praise for West Ham midfielder Pablo Fornals.The 27-year-old is determined to record another shutout and one of the players he may have to stop is Fornals, his international team-mate with Spain who joined West Ham in the summer.“I know him from the national team, we’ve been called up together in the same squad once or twice,” De Gea told manutd.com. “He’s a quality player and I think he can contribute very well for West Ham. He really showed what he could do at Villarreal and he has a lot of talent and he’s a top player.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ohio State Fan Gets “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” Tattoo

first_imgezekiel elliott runs the ball during the sugar bowl win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State and Alabama met in the Sugar Bowl this past January, and, as we all know, the Buckeyes emerged victorious behind a 230-yard rushing performance from running back Ezekiel Elliott. One OSU fan has decided to ink herself in honor of Zeke’s big day.The Ohio State fan, Veronica Chapa, went a bit of a different route, though. Chapa got a tattoo that mimics a tee shirt that Eleven Warriors sold in the aftermath of the contest. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South.” It honor’s Elliott’s 85-yard run that gave Ohio State a 42-28 lead late in the fourth quarter.Tattoo perfect, still number 1!!#GoBucks #BuckeyeForLife #BuckeyeNation #Buckeyes #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/CWDWiXwdUY— Veronica Chapa (@veronicalchapa) October 22, 2015The wait is over. Get your “85 Yards Through the Heart of the South” tee now. http://t.co/igvja54KZd pic.twitter.com/GmRzIuHhOE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 20, 2015Ohio State fans – what do you think?last_img read more

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CMA CGM to Acquire SOFRANA Unilines

first_imgzoom French container shipping major CMA CGM has reached an agreement to purchase through its subsidiary, ANL, the majority of the shares in SOFRANA Unilines, a regional shipping line based in the South Pacific.As informed, the acquisition of SOFRANA Unilines is expected to be completed by the end of October.Founded in 1968, the SOciété FRAnçaise de NAvigation (SOFRANA) operates directly or in partnership a fleet of 10 vessels on eight trade-lanes, servicing 21 ports in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands.The shipping line will provide “enhanced port coverage” to ANL and CMA CGM in this area, as disclosed by the company.CMA CGM’s ANL already offers 16 trade lanes servicing major ports throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, North Asia, South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent and North America.The newly combined group, SOFRANA ANL, will join CMA CGM’s portfolio of regional players – OPDR and MacAndrews in Europe, CNC in Asia.In June, CMA CGM also signed a binding deal with Danish counterpart Maersk Line to acquire Mercosul Line that operates in Brazil’s domestic container shipping market. The move is part of the company’s strategy to develop intra-regional sea transportation links and complementary services such as logistics.The deal between Maersk Line and CMA CGM was a way that the relevant regulatory authorities approve Maersk’s merger with Hamburg Süd. The approval was obtained on September 22.As World Maritime earlier reported, the integration of Mercosul within CMA CGM is scheduled to start at the same time as the Hamburg Süd integration, in the fourth quarter of 2017.last_img read more

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Freeland plays down Trump assertion Canada being difficult spoiled on NAFTA

first_imgOTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada and Mexico are “spoiled” and difficult to deal with in NAFTA negotiations.But Canadian officials are playing down the typically bombastic comments, insisting progress is still being made — particularly on the pivotal issue of automobiles — towards a deal that will be mutually beneficial to all three countries.“Mexico has been very difficult to deal with. Canada has been very difficult to deal with,” Trump said Wednesday.“They have been taking advantage of the United States for a long time. I am not happy with their requests but I will tell you, in the end we win, we will win and we’ll win big.”Trump said what Canada and Mexico are asking for in a renegotiated NAFTA is “not fair” and he called both countries “spoiled because nobody’s done this” — presumably referring to previous American administrations that have not stood up to their NAFTA partners.He also predicted that American auto workers “are going to be extremely happy” with what emerges. That was after starting the day with a tweet suggesting that “there will be big news coming soon for our great American autoworkers. After many decades of losing your jobs to other countries, you have waited long enough!”The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Trump administration is considering a plan to impose new tariffs of up to 25 per cent on imported vehicles.That could impact NAFTA negotiations insofar as it could bolster U.S. demands that vehicles must have greater American and North American content to be eligible for duty-free status under the trade pact. Trade experts have warned that if the requirements are too onerous, auto and auto parts makers will opt out of NAFTA and pay the existing 2.5 per cent tariff on imported vehicles — a move that would be less attractive if the tariff was dramatically increased.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday that NAFTA negotiations continue “at a very intense level,” with officials from all three countries in close contact. She spoke to her counterparts, U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Mexican economic secretary Ildefonso Guajardo, on Monday and said they all agreed “to be in constant contact.”“We all agreed that the three of us are ready to jump on a plane and meet anywhere to get this done,” she said. “My suitcase is packed.”Since the U.S. put forward a “creative set of proposals” on auto rules of origin in March, Freeland said the NAFTA partners have been “working very hard at a great level of detail on advancing that discussion.”“We have been making steady, consistent progress on rules of origin on cars and that is the primary focus of the hard work that officials have been doing this week,” she added.Freeland said she’ll let others decide “which adjectives” they’d use to describe Canada’s negotiating stance. But she said it hasn’t changed since the outset of negotiations last summer, which is to be “absolutely resolute in our defence of the Canadian national interest” while “looking creatively for compromises, for win-win-win solutions.”last_img read more

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