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Herricks Distraction Burglary Suspect Nabbed


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Maryland man was arrested last week for allegedly posing as a utility worker to distract an elderly woman while he burglarized her Herricks home three months ago, Nassau County police said.Frank Nicholas was charged with burglary on Sept 12, when a judge set his bail at $100,000 bond or $75,000 cash.Police said the 27-year-old White Marsh man wore a yellow work vest and construction hat when he told the 79-year-old victim that he needed to check her home for a gas leak following a made-up gas explosion on June 20.He allegedly told the victim to turn on the faucet in the kitchen while the suspect stole gold jewelry missing from her jewelry box before he fled, police said. The victim discovered the theft shortly later.Detectives are investigating where Nicholas was involved in two similar incidents, one on the same day in Westbury and the other in Syosset on June 19.It is unclear if he is linked to other distraction burglaries and scams on Long Island this summer.last_img read more


Cuomo Orders Testing Of Bethpage’s Ever-Creeping Toxic Plume


first_imgState testing could be expanded if necessary, officials said.Carey thanked Cuomo for granting the water district access to conduct sampling and stated he looks “forward to continuing to work with New York State to protect Massapequa’s water wells.”The Massapequa Water District has maps charting the plume’s path spanning more than two decades.Local and state officials have feuded for years as to how to contain the plume and protect water supplies, with officials from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) even supporting “post-wellhead treatment” for a time—allowing wells in the hazardous chemicals’ path to first become contaminated, then receive treatment.Critics panned the contamination-first strategy and demanded extraction wells to stop the spread of the toxic plume before it contaminated more public drinking water supplies and ultimately, the Great South Bay.In his statement, Schumer accused the Navy and Northrop Grumman of “stonewalling” the water districts in their attempts to test wells.The Navy has an agreement with the state DEC that calls for it to actively track down and remediate hot spots in the plume.Residents in the impacted areas are forced to deal with the effects of disposal practices dating back to World War II by the former aerospace and weapons manufacturer, previously known only as Grumman.Grumman was credited with helping the allies win the war, but its handling of waste has since come under scrutiny.In 1983, the 600-acre Grumman Aerospace-Bethpage Facility Site was listed in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian & Christopher TwarowskiGov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered the US Navy and Northrop Grumman to provide the state and a local water district access to monitoring wells so it can test for potential contamination caused by a toxic underground plume.Samples from the so-called “Grumman Plume”—the subject of a 2012 Long Island Press investigative multimedia report exposing its continuous southward journey and disastrous public health ramifications—will be tested for hazardous carcinogens by both the state and Massapequa Water District, Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday.“There have been too many questions about the extent of contamination caused by this plume and residents are frustrated with the lack of answers from the Navy and Northrop Grumman,” Cuomo said in a news release.New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, said testing of wells is “just what the doctor ordered” for residents in Massapequa, Bethpage, and South Farmingdale—communities where the plume has threatened water supplies.The news may provide some relief to residents and water district officials who’ve been lobbying the state for years to act. The plume is essentially a 4.5-mile long by 3.5-mile wide cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals which has been traveling south-southeast unabated for decades. The underground plume first crossed Hempstead Turnpike years ago and is currently on the verge of creeping past the Southern State Parkway.As recently as last November Massapequa Water District President Stan Carey wrote a letter to the US Navy and Northrop Grumman asking permission to sample monitoring wells to test for the “correlation between the TCE in the monitoring wells and the TCE emanating from” the plume. TCE is short for Trichloroethylene, which is classified as a human carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency.As part of the state’s plan, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation will collect groundwater samples from monitoring wells in order to test for potential contaminants through a process called compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA), officials said. The Massapequa Water District will conduct its own independent analysis.last_img read more


E coli cases prompt warning on salad products


first_img The health agencies said consumers should not eat any of these products bearing the message “Best if used by 09/23/05” and a production code beginning with B250. Oct 2 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108495.htm The products linked with illness were bought from at least four different Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities area between Sep 13 and 16, the MDH said. But the FDA said products with the affected production codes are distributed nationwide. “Given the severity of this illness, FDA believes an urgent warning to consumers is needed,” Dr. Robert Brackett, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said in an Oct 2 FDA news release. He said the FDA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state agencies to learn more about the source and scope of the problem. In E coli cases, illness usually begins between 2 and 5 days after contaminated food is eaten, the MDH said. Adults usually recover in 5 to 10 days. But in some people, especially the elderly and children younger than 5, the infection leads to hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure and in some cases death. Eleven Minnesotans ranging from 3 to 68 years old fell ill between Sep 16 and 19, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said in a Sep 30 news release. Nine of them had eaten one of the Dole salads sold as Classic Romaine, American Blend, and Greener Selection, all of which contain Romaine lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots, officials said. Oct 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against eating certain prepackaged Dole salad products after they were linked to 11 cases of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in Minnesota. See also: The MDH statement said there was no evidence of contamination in any other lot numbers of the products.last_img read more


FPDSavills snatches Best Resi Development prize


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UK says virus-related deaths rise to 48,000


first_imgSome younger children returned to school in England on Monday while some shops were allowed to reopen.However, some critics say the government is moving too quickly while infection rates and deaths remain high. Separately, England’s public health agency on Tuesday published a new report confirming previous evidence that the outbreak is hitting ethnic minorities the hardest.People of Bangladeshi origin had around twice the risk of dying than white British people, even accounting for age, sex, deprivation and region — although not accounting for comorbidities, occupation or obesity.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said coronavirus had “emphasized the existing health inequalities in the country”, and promised further work on the issue.He said the report was timely given global protests over the death of George Floyd in the United States, adding: “Black lives matter.”And I want to say this to everyone who works in the National Health Service and in social care: I value the contribution that you make, everybody equally.”And I want to say it right across society too. I want to thank you.” Topics : The number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 48,000, official data showed Tuesday.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures tallied all fatalities in which COVID-19 was suspected or mentioned on death certificates up to May 22.The total of 48,106 is significantly higher than the government’s latest daily figure of 39,369, which only includes deaths where the patient tested positive for coronavirus.center_img By either measure, the toll is Europe’s worst and puts Britain behind only the United States in officially announced deaths, although each country has different reporting lags and methods. The data also showed there had been 56,308 more deaths in England and Wales than the five-year average since the outbreak took hold in March.But in the week ending May 22, there were 2,589 mentions of “novel coronavirus” on death certificates in England and Wales — the lowest since the seven days to March 27.Britain is one of the last European countries to start easing its stay-at-home restrictions, which were imposed on March 23.last_img read more


The owners have had 100 people in their backyard, can you beat it?


first_img4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.Mrs Staunton said it’s time for both the family and the home to begin a new chapter.“We really hope that another family will get to have the joy that we’ve experienced there,” she said. the kitchen area at 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.Mrs Staunton said she’s loved the home’s features too – from ducted airconditioning through to the self-cleaning pool.“We put in a sound system throughout the house and down to the pool – wherever you are you can have the music playing.” Inside 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.The couple built the home in 2000 and had raised four children here so the five bedrooms, open plan living, formal spaces and great outdoor areas had all received a workout.Despite its party appeal the home also afforded Mrs Staunton quiet space to enjoy its bush setting.“Of the morning after the children have gone and my husband is off to work, I just love to make a cup of tea and sit out the back and listen to the birds – it’s so relaxing and calming.” 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.Mrs Staunton said for her and husband Patrick, the ability to accommodate a crowd across the enormous yard and pool space had made for joyous celebrations.“We’ve had a hundred people in the back yard at Christmas parties, 80th birthday celebrations, anniversaries, 18ths and 21sts,” Mrs Staunton said.“There’s so much livability in the pool house area and the outdoor area that we can have an enormous amount of people and wake up in the morning and the house is still almost as it was before it started.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.If you’ve been looking for a house to comfortably host a crowd, 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek, could be your next venue.Set on a 1729sq m block, the beautiful two-level house with its expansive floor area was just part of the appeal, according to owner Bernadette Staunton.last_img read more


Not one, but two UK professional trustee accreditation programmes


first_imgBoth the APPT and PMI accreditations follow the framework put together by the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group last year.Those trustees seeking accreditation via the APPT’s process will still need to have completed two PMI exams, but the PMI is now also delivering its own accreditation process.Applications for PMI’s and APPT’s professional trustee accreditations will open from 24 February and in April, respectively, according to the organisations’ press releases.David Fairs, executive director of policy at TPR, commented on both the accreditation launch announcements, in each case stating that he encouraged professional trustees “to fully engage with accreditation programmes”.On APPT’s specifically, he said: “We welcome the APPT’s accreditation for professional trustees to ensure new standards created to improve governance and administration are delivered in a clear and structured way. The standards are an important step to increase protection for savers.”And on PMI’s: “We regard the accreditation of professional trustees as crucial in promoting improved governance standards. We are pleased to note that PMI has produced an accreditation programme which aims to play an important role in achieving our shared objective of improving standards within the professional trusteeship sector.” The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) announced separate accreditation programmes for professional trustees last week.Both announcements were made on the back of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) publishing its plan to drive up pension scheme governance standards, albeit without following through on a proposed requirement for schemes to appoint at least one professional trustee.IPE understands that the emergence of two separate accreditation programmes comes after APPT, the industry body for professional trustees of occupational pension schemes, decided to appoint a different provider to manage its accreditation rather than PMI. IPE previously reported that APPT was to oversee the accreditation framework, with PMI to run it.APPT, whose announcement preceded PMI’s by a day, has not commented.last_img read more


Douglas Foster “Doug” Allen


first_imgDouglas Foster “Doug” Allen, 55 of Milan passed away Tuesday March 7 2017, at his home. Doug was born in Dearborn County, IN on Sunday January 14, 1962 to Jarrold and Pauline (Fugate) Allen. He married Andrea (Bushman) Allen April 29, 1995 and she survives.  Doug worked at Haag Ford in the customer service department. Doug was very talented in working with horses.  He enjoyed hunting and racing four wheelers.Doug is survived by wife: Andrea Allen of Milan; son: Austin Allen of Osgood; step-son: Jared Powell of Moores Hill. Daughter: Bailey Laub of Cannan, IN; step-daughters: Rachael Seevers of Moores Hill; Kristi Sharp of Lawrenceville, IL. Sisters: Mary Allen of CA; Judith Allen of Dillsboro; Barbara Cosper of TX; Susan (Paul) McFarland of Indianapolis; 1-Grandson: Dalton Walker.  He was preceded in death by his parents.Services for Douglas Foster Allen will be at a later date.  Laws-Carr-Moore entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031. (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more


Late pass gives Schoknecht edge to Larson, Shryock tops IMCA Modified main at Arlington


first_imgAlso the tour winner at Jackson Motorplex on Sept. 20, Ostermann made it two straight with Billy Johnson and Brandon Allen close behind. Sport Compacts – 1. Alex Dostal; 2. Roberto Esqueda; 3. Jerry Coopman; 4. Alan Lahr; 5. Dan Kastner; 6. Justin Dose; 7. Gavin Maass; 8. Scott Porter; 9. Dylan Braunworth; 10. Tim Senne; 11. Broc Braunworth; 12. Moriah Callahan; 13. Levi Selly; 14. David Marshall; 15. Emily Senne; 16. Corey Black; 17. Reilly McCabe. Random draw winners were Bjerkeset and Dalton Magers. Modifieds – 1. Kelly Shryock; 2. Trent Loverude; 3. Dan Menk; 4. Clint Hatlestad; 5. Ryan Bjerkeset; 6. Cole Anderson; 7. Mark Noble; 8. Chad Porter; 9. Tyler Limoges; 10. Jeff Feaster; 11. Dalton Magers; 12. Rick Nelson; 13. Jerry Wren; 14. Joe Roberts; 15. Aaron McVenes; 16. Josh Larsen; 17. Matt Olson; 18. Nick Steinhaus.  When the white flag came out, Jeff Larson stepped on the pedal and got around Mackenthun on the backstretch to take the checkered flag and the top check. Mackenthun took second ahead of Kelly Shryock, who passed Dustin Larson on the last lap. John Oliver Jr. rounded out the top five.  Paplow fended off an array of challenges before winning ahead of Jeff Carter and Tim Bergerson. Random draws went to Eric Bassett and Chris Neisen. The hard charger went to Jeremy Brown for passing 15 cars. Jeff Larson was the $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner at Arlington Raceway’s season-ending Scott Schoknecht Shootout. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Longest tow money of $300 went to Colorado’s Angel Munoz. The hard charger was Jeff Lyon, who passed 13 cars. Random $500 draws went to Chad Schroeder, Kevin LaTour, lap one leader Shaun Bruns and Matt Speckman. Other feature winners were Javen Ostermann in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Cory Probst in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Dan Paplow in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Alex Dostal in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Shyrock got quite a lead on Trent Loverude to sew up first place but second place was worth $1,500 and there was a battle to the end. Loverude won that with Dan Menk taking third and Clint Hatlestad fourth ahead of Ryan Bjerkeset. Sprint Cars – 1. Javen Ostermann; 2. Billy Johnson; 3. Brandon Allen; 4. Brett Allen; 5. Michael Stien; 6. Brett Geldner;   7. Jeremy Schultz; 8. Bruce Allen; 9. Jesse Cripe; 10. Zach Glaser; 11. Paul Konakowitz; 12. Nolan Herd.    Probst raced from seventh starting to repeat at the Schoknecht Hobby Stock winner, ahead of Dave Johnson and Brad Becker. Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst; 2. Dave Johnson; 3. Brad Becker; 4. John Rebstock; 5. Luke Trebelhorn; 6. Tim Gonska; 7. Nate Manderfield; 8. Jed Trebelhorn; 9. Scott Koep; 10. Clayton Lommen; 11. Ben Reierson; 12. Alyssa White; 13. Chase Peterson; 14. Joe Regner; 15. Sarah Moriarty; 16. Ashelyn Moriarty; 17. Edward Dostal; 18. Jordan Robinson; 19. Riley Gruenhagen; 20. Colton Burke; 21. Tyler Boyda; 22. Patrick Oestreich; 23. Nathan Gegner; 24. Brandon Bombardo.  The rest of the 30-lap race went caution free with the lead pair battling back and forth as Larson had to contend with brother Dustin, who had moved up from his ninth place start. Larson led 11 early circuits before the seventh starting Dan Mackenthun found the extra bite on the bottom and buzzed by for the front spot.  Feature Results Northern SportMods – 1. Dan Paplow; 2. Jeff Carter; 3. Tim Bergerson; 4. Eric Larson; 5. Chris Plamann; 6. Eric Bassett; 7. Jeremy Brown; 8. Jeff Lloyd; 9. Tom Malchow Jr.; 10. Jason Schroeder; 11. John Albrecht; 12. Zach Schultz; 13. J.J. Reimer; 14. Tiffany Maus; 15. John Young; 16. Dean Cornelius; 17. Jim Horejsi; 18. Chris Neisen; 19. David Siercks; 20. Kenneth Dallman Jr.; 21. Mike Steensma; 22. Anthony Dallman; 23. Mike Kennedy.  Shryock did double-duty, leading all 20 laps of the Saturday night IMCA Modified main to earn $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  His $1,000 IMCA Modified feature win at the Schoknecht Shootout put Kelly Shryock on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Stock Cars – 1. Jeff Larson; 2. Dan Mackenthun; 3. Kelly Shryock; 4. Dustin Larson; 5. John Oliver Jr.; 6. Taylor Willms; 7. Shaun Bruns; 8. Chad Schroeder; 9. Brent Uecker; 10. Tim Pessek; 11. Matthew Schauer; 12. Elijah Zevenbergen; 13. Zachary Foesch; 14. Jeff Lyon; 15. Angel Munoz; 16. Kevin LaTour; 17. Dan Eckblad; 18. Andrew Lokenvitz; 19. Andrew Zimmerman; 20. Joe Pommerer; 21. Ryan Grochow; 22. Dean Cornelius; 23. Charlie Rustman; 24. Paul Wenzlaff; 25. Josh Larsen; 26. Jessie Johnson; 27. Matt Speckman. The winged feature doubled as a Sprint Series of Minnesota event and Ostermann owned the track, leading from start to finish. ARLINGTON, Minn. (Sept. 28) – His last-lap pass to regain the lead took Jeff Larson to the $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers at Arlington Raceway’s Scott Schoknecht Shootout. Dostal got a big lead late in outrunning Robert Esquida and Jerry Coopman in the 4-cylinder clash.last_img read more


Willamette Speedway aims to open this Saturday


first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – After last weekend’s disappointing cancellation, Willamette Speedway will once again try to have it’s first racing event of 2018 on Saturday, April 21.While IMCA Modifieds return to the historic 1/3-mile venue, both the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are primed for their Willamette debuts.Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the front gates open at 3:30. Racing is at 6 p.m.Officials ask that fans and race teams keep a close eye on the track website or Facebook page for weather and race day updates.last_img