3 Dead, 1 Injured in Wyandanch Shooting, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police Homicide Squad detectives are searching for a shooter who killed three people inside a parked car in Wyandanch late Wednesday night and injured a fourth victim. Police identified the three victims Thursday afternoon as 25-year-old William Madrey of Wyandanch, 23-year-old Stephanie Almedina Rivera of Bay Shore, and 23-year-old Ciara Smith of Deer Park. A fourth female injured in the shooting was not identified. Bullets rang out on Davidson Street just before midnight, police said. The suspect, who is still at large and hasn’t been identified, walked up to a vehicle and fired several shots, killing all but one of the car’s occupants, police said. First Precinct officers responding to 911 calls reporting gunshots arrived at the scene at around 11:50 p.m. and discovered the victims inside the vehicle. Madrey, Rivera, and Smith were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The surviving victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said. Madley “is a previously self-admitted gang member,” police said in a news release. Investigators are trying to determine whether gang affiliation played a role in the slayings. Police are asking anyone with information about the homicides to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the shooter.last_img read more

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Discussions about tourism @ EFZG: Private accommodation: Good, bad, evil?

first_imgScience and the profession often know how to emphasize that private accommodation is one of the competitive advantages of Croatian tourism. Private accommodation is an important distinguishing feature of Croatian tourism, which most Mediterranean competitors do not have, and at the same time ensures the existence of a significant part of the population. However, science and the profession can also emphasize that the uncontrolled growth of private accommodation can result in the degradation of space as the most important tourist resource, but also a number of other problems, thus jeopardizing the sustainability of the existing model of tourism and general economic development. The panelists who will participate in the discussion are Dr. sc. Vjekoslav Bratic, Director of the Institute of Public Finance, Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Ph.D. Damir Krešić, director of the Institute of Tourism, Sanja Šaban, Assistant Minister of Construction and Physical Planning, and Dr. sc. Maruška Vizek, director of the Institute of Economics. The discussions are jointly organized by the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Economics – Zagreb and the Institute of Tourism, on the occasion of marking the 99th birthday of the Faculty. The panel discussion will be held at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Hall 3, on Thursday, November 28, from 12:00 to 14:00. Private accommodation in Croatia has always had a wider social significance that goes beyond the usual economic understandings. Today, it is the most important segment of the accommodation offer in Croatian tourism with a share of over 60 percent in the total number of beds. The discussion will be moderated by Đuro Tomljenović, and is intended for the general and professional public, the media and anyone who wants to learn more about the issue of private accommodation. Recognizing different understandings, but also the need to differentiate between different forms of private accommodation in modern tourism practice, the aim of these discussions is to look at private accommodation from several important perspectives such as the relationship between private accommodation and real estate market in Croatia, the way private accommodation affects space and borders. its growth, the quality of the existing tax treatment and the reasonableness of treating all types of private accommodation in the same way and the importance of private accommodation for the Croatian economy and society as a whole. Admission is free, and arrival must be announced by e-mail: rasprave-turizam@net.efzg.hr.last_img read more

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Prescott gives ‘two fingers’ to Stockport

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Step back in time in this home which is like a 1940s time capsule

first_img44 Kirkland Avenue, Coorparoo Qld 4151STEPPING into this home transports you to a time when Bing Crosby topped the charts, Christian Dior debuted his first collection and Casablanca premiered on screen.The four bedroom property at 44 Kirkland Avenue, Coorparoo, is a time capsule for the 1940s.Agent Gabrielle Baker – who’s a member of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia – said she found the home “such a gem” and marketed it as “brimming with uncompromising features from yesteryear”. Love this bed! Blast from the past.In this case the buyers were a young couple living locally that fell in love with the elevated 488sq m property.Ms Baker said because the block has two street access, they have the potential to build a second dwelling on the site with access from Raby Road.“That was a good value add,” she said. “The current house will stay. It’s character overlay.”Among new developments almost complete in the area was the Coorparoo Square complex where there will be shopping, supermarkets, restaurants and a theatre. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The entrance from Kirkland Avenue. The living spaces and bedrooms are on separate levels. The glassed-in veranda.“Besides the period light fittings, ornate plaster cornices, leadlight windows, beautiful silky oak panels, functioning brick fireplace and Juliette balconies overlooking the enchanting front garden, this property offers potential plus in the perfect position,” was how she described it.Don’t get too keen on it though, as the property went unconditional this week in the mid $800,000s.“It’s a unique property and you need to target a particular buyer that has an interest in architectural character homes.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe house was built in 1940.last_img read more

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NZ children sleep deprived: study

first_imgNZ Herald 10 May 2013New Zealand schoolchildren are among the most sleep-deprived in the world – and technology is flagged as a possible factor.Researchers found Kiwi children were second only to the United States in a comparison of sleep deprivation.They say lack of sleep plays a significant role in lowering the achievement of schoolchildren.The international comparison, carried out by Boston College, found 69 per cent of 9 and 10-year-olds and 62 per cent of 13 and 14-year-olds who were tested in maths were identified by their teachers as being adversely affected by not enough sleep.That number is above the international average of 47 per cent and 57 per cent respectively. In literacy tests, 69 per cent of Kiwi 9 and 10-year-olds were without enough sleep.NZ Principals’ Federation President Philip Harding said teachers saw sleepy children in class “all the time”.Parents needed to realise the home environment was crucial to how their child performed in school, he said. “Some of our parents are powerless in the face of kids that don’t want to go to bed, or kids who connive to stay up.“Who’s in charge? I think modern parenting demands parents to think about who is the boss, who knows best, and what should be happening, and then to make that happen.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10882709last_img read more

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Police: Palm Beach County Teacher Asked Underage Student for Sex

first_imgOfficials with the Palm Beach County School District Police Department say a teacher is under arrest and accused of asking a teenage student if she wanted to have sex with him.According to the arrest report, 51-year-old Dean James is a vocational and business education teacher.A 16-year-old student told police that James kept her after class on Nov. 21 of last year and asked her, “Do you want to have sex with me?”The student says she replied, “No.” She also claims that James touched her shoulder, which she pushed away before leaving the classroom.In addition, the teen told authorities she was not comfortable talking with James due to comments he had previously made to her.She recorded their phone conversation.A detective listened to the recording and heard the teacher ask the student, “Do you want me to touch you?”James apologized and said, “I shouldn’t have said that, I’m sorry,” the arrest report states.When police interviewed James the day after the classroom incident, he told them the student has a discipline problem and “he has been planning to have her removed from his class because she yells out, dances around, twerks, facetimes her boyfriend, as well as other disruptive behaviors.”His arrest report adds that when police asked James what his intentions were when he asked the girl, “Do you want to have sex?” he replied that “he was trying to warn her [REDACTED] about her behavior. He said he was not trying to be with her, he was asking her why she was behaving the way she was. He said he was trying to understand if she was trying to have sex with him.”James claims that he never touched the student.However, he later admitted to police that he was attracted to the 16-year-old, and she was allegedly attracted to him.“He admitted that he was attracted to her, and asked her if she wanted to have sex. He admitted that he thought about meeting with her outside of school for dinner and that he asked her if she wanted to do that,” the arrest report explains.The arrest report goes on to say that James called the student to his desk a week before and asked her out to dinner, as well as information about where she lives.On Nov. 18, James told the teen, “You’re getting fat, what you been doing? Have you been having sex?” the arrest report continues.School district police determined after a lengthy investigation that “Dean James solicited the victim for sexual conduct, for a relationship of a romantic nature, and for lewd conduct.”James was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday for an offense against a student by an authority figure. He bonded out a few hours later.The School District says he has been employed there since Feb. 14, 2018.A spokesperson adds that James was reassigned to a position that does not have any contact with children during the investigation.last_img read more

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Freshman sensation keeps on impressing

first_img“One-Two Punch” runs every other Friday. If you would like to comment on this story, email James at jbianchi@usc.edu or comment below. It’s hard to put your trust in a freshman. Never mind the dazzling records, the overstuffed trophy case or the mile-long list of recognitions they bring with them to college. An 18-year-old with zero experience is usually not the first person one would turn to with the game on the line and nerves running sky-high.This is true with even the most elite rookies — remember Matt Barkley? Even the most hyped quarterback recruit in USC’s history brought with him mountains of speculation and uncertainty when he took the field as a true freshman.The Trojans ended up losing five of 13 games his first year.A lot changes in a couple of seasons.So it was with this mentality that I, in this very column four weeks ago, tried to downplay expectations surrounding freshman Stephen Tarpley, a highly touted, hard-throwing starting pitcher for the USC baseball team.Despite obvious signs of talent — the Cleveland Indians drafted the 19-year-old in 2011 — I saw his youth and inexperience as more than enough reason to hold off on conjuring up images of dominance just a week into the season.You can imagine my surprise, then, when the young left-hander took the mound against No. 6 North Carolina in early March and proceeded to throw six strong innings of baseball to earn his first win. And then he impressed again a week later, when he shut out Cal State Bakersfield for eight innings while striking out 10 batters to move to 2-0 on the season.He didn’t stop there.After grinding out a win against Utah, Tarpley faced his biggest challenge of the season in No. 2 Stanford. Playing in Palo Alto, Calif., the freshman bent but never broke, going 6 1/3 innings while only giving up two runs.The Trojans wasted no time in supporting their pitcher by knocking out opposing starter John Hochstatter in just 1 2/3 innings en route to an 8-4 victory.To top things off, Tarpley hasn’t let his early dominance faze him. Since the big win over Stanford, the lefty has gone seven innings — and counting — without giving up an earned run. He’s shown some flexibility too, coming in mid-game to bail the Trojans out of a fourth-inning jam against Loyola Marymount with the score knotted 2-2.Seven starts, four wins — including two against top-10 teams — a 2.72 ERA and 46 strikeouts over 43 innings pitched. Not exactly the learning curve struggles you’d expect from a first-year player.If this were another time and place, I would be sure to insert a disclaimer to every Trojan hopeful reading this — Something along the lines of: There is much more baseball to be played. The Trojans are in the thick of their best season since 2005, but with the series against Pac-12 powerhouses UCLA, Arizona and Oregon remaining, postseason hopes still sit on the backburner.Especially with the youth that USC puts on the field from game to game, there are no guarantees this early success will hold up.I sang a much similar tune a month ago to, fortunately, no avail. The youth, led by Tarpley and his gems on the mound, have continued to produce for a squad desperate for their contributions.So no matter the reason behind the team’s competitive play this season, it’s apparent a change has taken place. Gone is the stale air that lingered over Dedeaux the past six seasons, miring Trojan baseball in mediocrity.Things seem fresh, right down to the face of the 19-year-old lefty making everyone swing and miss.Maybe freshmen aren’t so hard to trust after all.I, for one, have gotten on board. This team has a chance to finally break through to the upper tier of the Pac-12. Heck, maybe even an NCAA tournament appearance.last_img read more

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Laura Hurff sparks Syracuse field hockey’s offense with a goal and an assist in win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Tara Danielson, Stanford’s head coach, yelled, “Watch No. 14,” from the sidelines Sunday afternoon as Laura Hurff weaved between the Cardinal defenders, smashing a pass upfield to Emma Lamison.Danielson had yelled it for the third time in 20 minutes, but down by one late in the first half to Syracuse, it was going to take more than yelling to stop Hurff.Hurff was involved in virtually every play Sunday afternoon, tallying a goal and an assist in Syracuse’s (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) 3-1 victory over Stanford (1-4, 0-1 American East) on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium.With constant callouts from Danielson, Hurff was the obvious focus of Stanford’s defense, drawing double coverage in certain situations and barely seeing a free second.Yet despite the constant attention, the junior midfielder/forward was still able to maneuver through holes and put SU in prime offensive position multiple times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We couldn’t have done it without midfielders like Hurff and Serra Degnan who run their asses off for us,” Lies Lagerweij said. “(Hurff) is so incredibly fit, and it’s incredible to have midfielders like that in front of us.”After a 15th-minute penalty corner, the ball ended up wedged under the leg pad of Stanford goalie Kelsey Bing. The goalie sprawled across the frame of the net, trying to shield the ball as players scrambled in front of her to grab it.A Stanford defender found the ball, smashing it out of harm’s way, but right to the feet of Hurff, standing a mere 10 yards from the goal. Hurff trapped the ball and pounded it into the goal, crossing her arms and subtly flexing her muscles as she slowly walked away from the goal, staring back at the Stanford defense that she had just dominated.“When we lost (Alyssa Manley), everyone was like, ‘Someone’s gotta fill that role,’” Hurff said. “So I kind of took it upon myself to do the best I could to step into her shoes.”Hurff said she has been trying to be more calm, confident, and reliable for SU as one of its central midfielders. Hurff’s play has become a reflection of Manley, and the midfielder played all 70 minutes for SU against Stanford.When she wasn’t scoring, Hurff was pushing the pace of the game and working with Degnan and Roos Weers, to push up the field and lead constant attacks on the Cardinal defense.“We talked to Laura about going from being a role player to being a leader,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “With the way she is right now, we’re really challenging her to lead by example and by her play.”Hurff’s most illustrious moment of the game came 23 minutes in, when she took a shot on goal from nearly 20 yards away. The ball ricocheted off the pad of Bing and dribbled slowly toward the goal. Elaine Carey swooped in, tapping home the Orange’s second goal of the game.For Hurff, the play began as a shot, but ended as an assist. Just like when she avoided defenders in the attacking third, she also created opportunities with the same plays. She showcased her fluidity and ability to play multiple roles at once on Sunday, and has been one of the biggest contributors in SU’s undefeated campaign to start the season.“I think anybody that watches us play notices No. 14,” Bradley said. “I think she’s probably one of the the best collegiate athletes out there, and a really good field hockey player.” Commentslast_img read more

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Curran calls it a day after stellar career

first_imgAnnouncing the decision the Mullinahone club-man said it was an honour and a privilege to wear the blue & gold and to represent his county.During his impressive career with the Premier County Paul won an All Ireland medal in 2010 as well as two National League titles and 4 Munster Championships.The 33 year old was one of nine players released from the Tipperary hurling squad by manager Eamon O’Shea for the championship campaign.last_img

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William “Bill” Dennis, 90, WHS grad: April 21, 1924 – Jan. 5, 2015

first_imgBill DennisWilliam Eugene “Bill”, “Sonny” (within the immediate family) Dennis died on January 5, 2015 at 90 years of age. Bill was born April 21, 1924 in Anthony to Paul Henry Dennis and Eugenia Charlotte Smith Dennis. Named after both his grandfathers, Bill was always proud of the fact he shared a birthday with naturalist John Muir.After graduating from Wellington High School in 1942, Bill attended Kansas State University as a freshman, was inducted into the United States Army in 1942, and awarded an Honorable Discharge in 1943. Upon returning from the military, he attended, for a short period of time, the University of Kansas.  He was well educated in animal husbandry and specialized in dairy herd management. After marrying Maxine Hilt in February, 1946, he developed a successful reputation for herd management and worked in that field in several different states including Missouri, Vermont, Florida and Oklahoma. In 1956, he settled in Wellington with his wife and three young sons and began a long and stable career with Welco, Inc. from which he retired in 1988.Over the years Bill was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. He spent much time duck hunting, fishing, gardening, composting, and working to conserve natural resources. He was an active member and officer of the RC&D Chapter of Sumner County. He also was instrumental in helping promote and establish the recycling program in Wellington.During the past two years his time was spent at the Colorado State Veterans Center – Homelake in Monte Vista, Colorado near family.He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, son Patrick Dennis and sister, Virginia Haggard. He is survived by six siblings, Cordelia Liggett, Kendall Dennis, Paul Dennis (Jo), David Dennis (Mary Lynn), Betty Womack (Maurice), and Steve Dennis. Bill’s surviving children include Jerry and his wife Krystal Dennis, Douglas Dennis Sr., and daughter- in- law Aletha Dennis. He left a beautiful legacy for his eight grandchildren, Renee Steel, Kimberley Witt, Trevor Dennis, Adrian Walck, Arrin Dennis, Lori Dennis, Jessica Pressler, Douglas Dennis Jr., and 14 great-grandchildren.Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington, Kansas on May 23, 2015. Inurnment will be at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington is in charge of arrangements. For further information visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comlast_img read more

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