Pedestrian Killed in North Babylon Crash

first_imgA pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning in a crash in North Babylon, Suffolk County police said.Detectives said a 59-year-old Florida man was driving a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Route 231 near Pell Avenue just before 4 a.m. when his mid-size SUV struck the male pedestrian.The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. He was not identified.The driver was not injured.The Jeep was impounded for a safety check, and the investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img

‘Nigeria Boxing Federation favoured by Olympic postponement’

first_img Speaking with Lagos-based Brila FM, Omo Agege confirmed that the boxing Federation registered boxers ahead of AIBA deadline for the registration of boxers. Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) board member Azania Omo Agege has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the Covid-19 break is a bit of favour. And with the Covid-19 break anticipated , the Federation will now have more time to be ready ahead of the last qualifying window for the boxing event of the Olympics in 2021.Advertisement Omo Agege noted that the Nigeria Boxing Federation now has more time to prepare boxers for the Olympic qualifiers in France. Loading… Nigeria Boxing Federation favoured by Olympic postponement “We got a mail from AIBA (International Boxing Association) saying even if the postponement was going to take place, we had to register which we did before the Covid-19 break so we are in order.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Ighalo deserves new Man United deal – Arsenal legend “The boxers have already been registered, there was a deadline for registration which we did. We’ve already registered our boxers that will be going for the qualifiers. “Definitely it favours boxing now, we are already getting ready to go for the qualifiers in France for May just because of the postponement that we can’t go. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Nelson Merle Haessig, Sr.

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 3:15 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  A Mass of Christian burial, officiated by Father Shaun Whittington will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Burial with military honors provided by the Kenneth Driver Post #337 Sunman American Legion will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman.  Those surviving who will honor Nelson’s memory include his loving wife of over 50 years, Patricia Haessig; children, Nelson (Clara) Haessig, Jr., of Milan, Robert (Rebecca) Haessig of Sunman, Tonya (John) Alford of Milan, and Douglas (Megan) Haessig of Avon, OH; 11 grandchildren, and one brother, Donald Haessig of Milan.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph John Haessig, and brothers, Robert L. Haessig and Roger Haessig.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hansen Center – Batesville, DaVita Dialysis, or the American Cancer Society.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.   The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Nelson Haessig.center_img Nelson Merle Haessig, Sr., of Milan, was born on January 16, 1945 in Milan, the son of Loren H. and Alma Roberts Haessig.  He married Patricia Youngman at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon on May 21, 1966 and she survives.  Nelson served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army.  He grew up in the family grocery business –Haessig’s Market at Negangard’s Corner, and later co-owned it with his brother, Robert.  Nelson could always be found at the store, and upon his retirement Haessig’s Market had served the community for almost 80 years.  He also enjoyed helping family and friends, spending time with his family and grilling out.  On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 72, Nelson passed away at his residence.   last_img read more

USC captures season opening series against Utah Valley

first_imgFreshman infielder Ben Ramirez takes a swing against Utah Valley. Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanThe USC baseball team opened its season Friday at Dedeaux Field against Utah Valley University, the beginning of a three-game home stand. The Trojans entered opening day looking to rebound from a disappointing 2017 season in which the team went 21-34 and finished tied for last in the Pac-12 standings. USC would win the opening series 2-1.The bats on both sides were sluggish to start the season. Sophomore Chris Clarke and senior Jake Mayer, the starters for USC and Utah Valley respectively, were dealing in the early innings. Through four frames, the teams combined for eight strikeouts and five hits. The Trojans began the first three innings with hits, only to be followed by threestraight-outs each time.Utah Valley struck first, as first baseman Callahan Moltzan scored from second on a triple by third baseman Paul Estrada in the top of the fifth. Right fielder Jackson Overlund followed with a three-run home run off of Clarke in the sixth, making it 4-0 Wolverines. The Trojans mustered 1 run in the bottom of the sixth when junior left fielder Lars Nootbaar scored on an error, but the Trojans couldn’t keep momentum. A passed ball with a runner on third in the top of the seventh made it 5-1 Utah Valley, and the Wolverines held on to win by that score.“Their kid did a nice job, but we didn’t swing the bats like we’re capable of,” USC head coach Dan Hubbs said. “Whether it was first game jitters, excitement, whatever it was, it wasn’t like us.”Sophomore center fielder Matthew Acosta was one of several Trojans to go hitless on Friday. “It felt like nothing was going our way today, but you know, that’s going to happen in baseball,” Acosta said. “It’s a game of failure, you have to go through adversity.”For much of the second game on Saturday, it seemed that the result would be the same. The Wolverines took advantage of a shaky outing by junior starting pitcher Quentin Longrie, scoring two of their three second-inning runs on walks with the bases loaded.But the Trojans weren’t dead. With USC down 4-0 in the fifth inning, Nootbaar homered to right field. Two innings later, after sophomore right fielder Brady Shockey scored on a wild pitch, Acosta put the Trojans up by one with a 3-run bomb to right field.“I was looking for a fastball up, something I could elevate so a runner could tag up,” Acosta said of the play. “But I just got one I could control and put a good swing on it. [It was] just lucky I got one, lucky to help the team get the W. That’s all that matters.”The Wolverines got a possible game-tying runner to second with one out in the top of the ninth, but sophomore reliever Connor Lunn struck out the next two hitters to end the game with the save. Freshman reliever John Beller earned his first win as a Trojan.The Trojans opened the scoring in Sunday’s third game in the bottom of the second inning when junior first baseman Dillon Paulson scored on an error. The Wolverines responded by scoring 3 runs in the top of the third.After trading runs in the next two half innings, USC surged ahead in the bottom of the fifth. With the bases loaded and no outs, Shockey singled up the middle, driving in Paulson and redshirt junior third baseman Angelo Armenta. A bunt single from redshirt sophomore catcher Kaleb Murphy turned into a score on an errant throw from Utah Valley third baseman Paul Estrada, allowing Ramirez to score from second.Junior second baseman Brandon Perez came through with his second and third RBIs of the day on a two-out single up the middle, bringing in Shockey and Murphy. Sophomore designated hitter Blake Sabol’s grand rule double to center scored Perez, bringing the Trojans’ runs in the inning to 6, making the score 8-4.“We were just trying to get a couple on the board just to get us some momentum going into the next innings,” Perez said of the onslaught. “Luckily we put up a big lopsided number and that usually ends up resulting in a win.”With 12 total hits, USC looked like a completely different team than the one that was blanked by Utah Valley in the season opener. “I thought the guys put good at-bats together,” Hubbs said. “We were able to get some free bases and then came up with a couple big hits. I was just excited about the at-bats the guys took throughout the game.”But nothing came easy for the Trojans this series, and this game was no different. A triple from Overlund and a sacrifice fly from catcher Drew Sims cut the USC lead to 2 runs in the seventh inning. Those would be the final runs of the game, however, as Lunn would close out the ninth for his second-straight save. Junior reliever Solomon Bates picked up the win.The bullpen was the saving grace for the Trojans; of the 15 runs Utah Valley scored across three games, the bullpen was only responsible for three, and shut the Wolverines down in Saturday’s nail-biter when they were needed the most.“All in all, I thought our bullpen was fantastic,” Hubbs said. “I was really pleased with what I saw. They came in and attacked the strike-zone for the most part. They all have good stuff and know how to use it, so that was definitely a bright spot.”On the flip side, Hubbs singled out the starting pitching as an area for improvement. “We’ve got to get our starters throwing the way they’re capable of,” he said. “We’ve got to have longer starts so our bullpen isn’t going five innings every game.” With a young team, there are going to be ups and downs. Hubbs is more focused on how his players respond to the rough patches.“The biggest thing was the resiliency of the guys,” he said of the series. “They were able to bounce back after losing the first game. I think that’ll go a long way for the rest of the year for this team.”last_img read more

Both Wellington basketball teams to play Mulvane in sub-state first round in Winfield

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association released its sub-state basketball brackets for Class 4A. The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be playing in the Winfield sub-state March 5-7, 2015.The brackets are as follows: Boys: Thursday#2 Wellington (10-10) vs. #3 Mulvane (4-16) – 6 p.m.#1 Winfield (13-7) vs. #4 Rose Hill (3-17) -  7:30 p.m.SaturdaySub-state Championship at 7:30 p.m. Winner goes to Class 4A Div. 1 State Tournament in Salina. (Bracket is here). Girls: Friday#1 Wellington (13-7) vs. #4 Mulvane (5-15), 6 p.m.#2 Winfield (11-9) vs. Rose Hill (5-15), 7:30 p.m.SaturdaySub-state Championship at 6 p.m. Winners goes to Class 4A Div. 1 State Tournament in Salina. (Bracket is here). Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Freed from cave, but doctor’s orders bar Thai boys from World Cup final

first_imgThe emaciated and dishevelled “Wild Boars” were found after nine days of no contact on a small, muddy bank surrounded by water several kilometres inside the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand.All had come from football training when they first went into the cave on June 23, and were wearing football shirts when they were found — one wore an England top, another the colours of Real Madrid.Images of the desperate group went viral, prompting FIFA boss Gianni Infantino to invite them to the July 15 showpiece in a gesture of solidarity from the footballing world and a dream to most teenage football fans.But doctors poured cold water on the idea, saying the boys are in good shape but going through a slow and careful recovery that will see them stay in hospital for a week.“They can’t go, they have to stay in hospital for a while,” Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, of the public health ministry, told reporters Tuesday when asked about the offer to attend Sunday’s match.“They’re likely to watch it on television,” Jedsada Chokdamrungsuk, permanent-secretary of the Ministry of Public Health.The boys were still far from being rescued at the time the offer was made and as of Tuesday afternoon only eight had been freed as the complex mission entered its final stage.So far no major health problems have been detected but parents will only be able to visit the first four boys using protective gear and after a period of 48 hours.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000All of the boys had come from football training when they first went into the cave on June 23, and were wearing football shirts when they were found – one wore an England top, another the colours of Real Madrid © ROYAL THAI NAVY/AFP / HandoutCHIANG RAI, Thailand, Jul 10 – The eight young footballers rescued from a cave in Thailand after more than two weeks underground are unlikely to be able to take up an offer to attend the World Cup final in Moscow, doctors said Tuesday.The plight of the boys has prompted an outpouring of support from across the footballing world, from Brazil legend Ronaldo to England’s John Stones and Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi.last_img read more

Mr. Drake Paul F. Morrison Turns 100

first_imgHundreds turned out to celebrate the life of a man who is an integral part of Drake University. Morrison has attended more than 700 Drake football games, 80 Drake Relays, and counts 16 members of his family as Drake alumni. He earned a degree in journalism in 1939. Morrison’s parents, Marion and Leonta, met at Drake in 1902. Paul enrolled in 1935, serving as sports editor of The Times-Delphic and working on the staff of the Quax yearbook. He was a member of Chi Delta fraternity, which is now the current Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter. At Saturday’s party, Morrison was presented with several gifts, including a new Drake letterman’s jacket with a new special “100” patch and a framed Drake Relays’ competitor bib with 100 on it. Following the gifts, the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to Morrison, who spent nearly the entire party greeting guests who stood in a long line to chat with the guest of honor. The day following his retirement, he returned to work as a full-time volunteer for the athletics department, and he continues to punch the clock when health permits. He serves as the Drake Athletics historian, amassing an incredible archive of material dating to Drake’s earliest years. Those archival materials, historically kept in the Fieldhouse, have been transferred to the Cowles Library Archives this year for improved preservation and many items are now available for the public to see on the second floor of Cowles Library. After earning his journalism degree in 1939, he was drafted into the Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II. Upon his return from the war he worked briefly for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids before being hired in 1945 as Drake’s first full-time director of the news bureau. He served as sports information director and athletics business manager during his career, from which he retired in 1986.center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – It was a special day on Saturday, July 22 for the Drake University family as they celebrated “Mr. Drake” Paul F. Morrison, who turned 100 years old today, with a birthday party in the Courtside Club of the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility. The party was a culmination of a year-long Drake Athletics’ Year of the Fan celebration that led up to Morrison’s 100th birthday. A celebration of a “lifelong love affair” between Drake University and the man often known simply as Mr. Drake.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more