Delivery Guy Hurt In Pizza Heist

first_imgIn Riverhead shortly after midnight on Friday, February 28, a pizza delivery man was punched in the face and robbed by three males who made off with the pies without paying.Police said the victim was delivering the pies on East Main Street and was on foot at the time of the incident. When approached by the suspects he asked for payment, and was instead hit in the face. The man told Riverhead Town police the suspects took the pizza and fled westbound.Riverhead police patrol units and a K9 officer responded to the scene and conducted a search that yielded negative results. The victim refused medical treatment.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Riverhead police at 631-727-4500.Stabbing Near Unity ParkA neighborhood that has seen an alarming crime rate suffered another incident February 28. Police said a man was stabbed on Oakland Drive West in Riverhead. He checked into Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of the wound, said to be a puncture on his upper left arm. Hospital officials notified police. The victim did not provide police with a description of the assailant.Jail For Involvement in Fatal Drug CaseA Flanders man accused of allowing two other men to sell drugs out of his Riverhead auto repair shop, resulting in the death of a Riverhead man who overdosed on their fentanyl-laced heroin, was sentenced in Suffolk County Criminal Court.Bryan Hale, 53, of Flanders, is going to jail for three years.He was indicted in March 2019 with John Brophy, 49, of Riverhead and LaShawn Lawrence, 35, of Greenport, for their involvement in the death of a Riverhead man in September 2018.Court papers reveal Hale, who owns the auto repair shop at 500 Lincoln Street, allowed Brophy and Lawrence to sell drugs from the [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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WATCH: Jalen Rose waves ‘walis tambo’ prior to Dubs’ sweep of Spurs

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working His comical gesture was warranted, as the Warriors indeed swept the Spurs, catapulting themselves to a 12-0 post-season record and into their third straight NBA Finals appearance.READ: Warriors set 12-0 record for 3rd straight trip to NBA FinalsCome post-game, Rose once again proudly waved the “walis tambo.”“My Filipino family, fans, and friends wanted me to bring out the walis, walis, tingting,” he said.  Khristian Ibarrola /raJalen Rose calls the GSW sweep tonight! Where the Filipino homies at! Lol. pic.twitter.com/XFP3ecK4JiADVERTISEMENT Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in — Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) May 23, 2017 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak View commentscenter_img Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been filled with landslide victories or “sweeps,” and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has surely taken notice.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas PLAY LIST 01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Aside from his candid commentary, the former NBA player is notorious for bringing out the Philippines’ famed cleaning tool during playoff times—which perfectly signifies going winless in a best-of-seven playoff series.Speaking alongside fellow analysts Heather Cox, Michael Wibon and Chauncey Billups prior to tip-off of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the 2000 NBA Most Improved Player once again brought out the broom to signify the Spurs’ demise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I have as much respect for the Spurs as anybody, that’s why I’m not gonna wave it very high,” Rose said referring to the “walis tambo,” which he wrongly identified as its outside counterpart, the “walis tingting.”“But I have to get out the walis-walis, tingting tambo, because the Spurs will be getting swept this evening.” MOST READlast_img read more

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Cllr John O’Donnell to face investigation hearing before SIPO

first_imgDonegal Councillor John O’Donnell is to appear before the Standards in Public Office Commission next week for a public hearing on alleged contraventions of the Ethical Framework for Local Government Service. Cllr O’Donnell is one of three Irish Councillors who appeared in an RTE Investigates exposé to be called before SIPO.SIPO announced today that the Letterkenny MD Cllr O’Donnell will face an Investigation Hearing on Tuesday 11st September in Dublin. Cllr John O’Donnell faces allegations of ethical breaches after he was filmed in a meeting with an undercover reporter in the RTÉ Investigates Standards in Public Office programme in December 2015.The documentary showed Cllr O’Donnell telling a reporter posing as a wind farm investor that he wanted to be paid indirectly for lobbying on behalf of the development.Cllr O’Donnell claimed that he had been speaking in his capacity as a businessman and not as a local councillor when the recordings were made.Councillor Hugh McElvaney of Monaghan County Council and Councillor Joe Queenan of Sligo County Council are also facing hearings next week relating to the undercover reports by RTÉ. The hearings will investigate if the politicians breached the ethical framework under the Local Government Act 2001.Cllr John O’Donnell to face investigation hearing before SIPO was last modified: September 6th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr John O’DonnellRTE InvestigatesSIPOlast_img read more

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Disneyland Preview — Week of September 8, 2018

first_imgShare This!Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations kick off at Disneyland! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland preview.Special Events and NotesIt might be just past Labor Day on the calendar, but that means it’s Halloween time at Disneyland!  In addition to lots and lots of Halloween decor, you can expect characters to be in special costumes (including the Cars cast, which is fantastic), plenty of unique seasonal treats, and several rides with holiday-themed overlays. This year sees the return of perennial favorites Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and last year’s new Halloween makeovers at California Adventure — Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-o-Ween, Mater’s Graveyard Jamboree and Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark — will be back as well (note that the latter transforms in the evening only). For more information, make sure you check out our preview here.This will be the last week before Disneyland Park sees early closures for Mickey’s Halloween Party, so make sure you take advantage of that this week. These parties do sell out, so get tickets as soon as possible if you’d like to go in the weeks ahead.Finally, the Dia de los Muertos celebration is underway at Zocalo Park in Frontierland in Disneyland Park. Stop by there, and nearby Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante for photo opportunities, face painting, and treats like Pumpkin Flan.CrowdsLow post-summer crowds continue this week, with only Saturday seeing even average level crowds — every other day is predicted to be level 3 or below. Rosh Hashanah should not alter this — Monday is predicted to have level 3 crowds.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherThe weekend is going to be HOT, with highs approaching 100 on Saturday, which is also the day we’re predicting to have the highest crowds. The work week will be slightly more moderate, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. As is normal this time of year, there’s no chance of rain to speak of.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsThere’s a light entertainment schedule during the week — for example, neither the fireworks nor Fantasmic! will be shown at all Monday through Thursday — with regular schedules on the weekends (including Friday). Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Straw Hatters can be found here. Pixar Play Parade2211112 California Adventure9-108-109-99-99-99-59-10 Fireworks1100001 SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Paint the Night1111111 Fantasmic!2200002 ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsThe Enchanted Tiki Room continues its refurbishment through October 3 (note, this is a revised date), the Main Street Cinema is offline through September 27, and the Matterhorn is down indefinitely; we’ll let you know when Disney announces its anticipated return.  The Sailing Ship Columbia will also not be running during the week, just on the weekends.Over at California Adventure, Golden Zephyr will be undergoing a brief refurbishment from September 10-17.  World of Color remains offline until further notice — we’ll let you know when we have a better idea of when it will return as well, but we are not anticipating it back until the latter part of the year. All other attractions are currently operational, but as always, be aware that refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. Admission and HoursPassholder blockouts taper off a bit this week; Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out Saturday and Sunday, and Southern California Passholders are blocked out on Saturday only. All other passes are honored every day this week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Regular Price ($117/$110) on Saturday, Sunday, and Friday, and Value Price ($97/$91) the remainder of the week.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: Disneyland9-128-129-109-99-99-99-12last_img read more

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First glimpse of the Gautrain

first_imgThe Gautrain on the test track atBombardier’s manufacturing facilityin Derby, UK. (Image: Gautrain) A Gautrain coach on the assembly line.(Image: Gautrain)Janine ErasmusThe first Gautrain cars have been presented at the Bombardier Transportation production facility in Derby, UK. Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa was at the launch in July 2008 to accept the first set of four cars. Each set will have the carrying capacity of 321 seated and 138 standing passengers, and with 24 trains of four cars each on order, the Gautrain will be able to transport more than 100 000 passengers per day in each direction.“With uncompromising levels of safety, security, comfort and punctuality, passengers can look forward to unprecedented standards of service,” said Shilowa.Bombardier Transportation, a subsidiary of Canada-based Bombardier Inc. which manufactures the Learjet range, has been contracted by the Gauteng provincial government to design the core electrical and mechanical systems for the much talked-about rapid rail system that will carry passengers between Johannesburg and Pretoria in 40 minutes. Bombardier’s responsibilities will include communications, automatic fare collection, and power supply and distribution systems.The company, a specialist in rail transport systems with over 100 000 vehicles in operation worldwide, will also build 96 Electrostar cars and provide training as well as 15 years of maintenance services. The last car is due for delivery in June 2010.Bombardier’s award-winning Electrostar design is known for its reliability, cutting-edge technology and energy efficiency. The shells are manufactured from aluminium, making them lightweight and cheaper to maintain. The cars on the airport route will undergo special customisation to allow for more luxurious seats and dedicated storage areas for luggage.Bombardier Transportation is part of the Bombela consortium, which is responsible for the financing, design and construction, and operation and maintenance of the 80km-long Gautrain route. Other members of the consortium are French civil contractor Bouygues, South African civil contractor Murray and Roberts and empowerment partner Strategic Partners Group.Empowering the provinceOnly 15 cars will be completed at the Derby Bombardier facility. Although Bombardier will still manufacture body shells for the remaining 81 cars, these will be shipped to Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Gauteng, to be completed there. A number of teams from Union Carriage are currently in Derby to receive training in the final assembly of the cars.Bombardier has audited the Union Carriage factory and will invest, at its own cost, a substantial sum to upgrade the facility to meet the requirements for Gautrain rolling stock assembly.“Not only will skills be transferred to our local people, but more jobs will be created in our commitment to the socio-economic development of the Gauteng province,” said Jack van der Merwe, CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency.“The local recruitment and training of drivers will also take place in Derby as Electrostar driver compartments and control systems are more advanced than other trains presently running in South Africa.”Van der Merwe added that the Gautrain Management Agency was “seriously considering enlarging the order”.“We are proud to be part of the South African government’s commitment to build a modern and effective rail network,” said Bombardier president André Navarri, “and are confident that its new fleet will facilitate the easy movement of people and goods throughout the region.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksGautrainGauteng provincial governmentBombardier TransportationUnion Carriage and Wagonlast_img read more

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Public works programmes ‘have benefited 3.5m people’

first_img21 February 2014 South Africa’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has been a success story which has benefited more than 3.5-million people since it was introduced in 2004, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Thursday. Replying to the debate on the State of the Nation address in Parliament, Zuma dismissed the criticism of some members of the opposition, who had said that the EPWP was not a solution to unemployment in South Africa. Zuma said the formal economy could not absorb all work seekers, adding: “The fact is this innovation has made a massive impact in the lives of the poor.” Working for Water and similar programes that set people working to tackle waste and fire hazards and support the country’s wetlands, together with the Environmental Youth Services Programme, had created about 750 000 work opportunities and more than 200 000 full-time equivalent jobs since 2009. More than half of the beneficiaries of these programmes were young people, Zuma said, noting that the majority of South Africa’s unemployed were reportedly between the ages of and 24 and 30. Meanwhile, Zuma said that social grants remained the most effective poverty alleviation tool in addressing the legacy of apartheid. More than 16-million people in South Africa are beneficiaries of social grants. For more than 22% of households in the country, social grants are the main source of income. “It must also be noted that the majority of beneficiaries of social grants, 11-million specifically, are vulnerable children,” Zuma said. “The rest of the beneficiaries are older persons receiving the old age pension, persons with disability, military veterans and other vulnerable persons.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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How Civil Society Groups Can Help Expand Energy Efficiency

first_imgWRI’s new report, Robust, Recognizable, and Legitimate: Strengthening India’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvement, will be formally launched at a national workshop on “Strengthening Civil Society Involvement in Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels” on Friday, December 20th at the Hotel Royal Orchid Central, Bengaluru, India. The workshop will convene leading think tanks, advocacy groups, and other civil society organizations in India to discuss current successes and limitations of India’s standards and labeling (S&L) program. It will also identify ways to strengthen the current S&L process with more transparency, accountability, and participation by civil society representatives. Learn more about the event.Everyday items like fans, televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators, and room heaters account for nearly 18 percent of global energy consumption. Making these appliances more efficient can yield substantial energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. More efficient appliances can also reduce costs to the consumer. Within the major developing countries around the world alone, EE standards programs could save 1,500 Terawatt hours of energy and save consumers US$ 1.5 trillion by 2030.Yet despite their “win-win” nature, the purchase of energy efficient appliances remains low in some countries—including in India. This is in part due to low levels of involvement by local civil society organizations (CSOs) in the energy efficiency standards and labeling (S&L) process.Limited Civil Society Involvement in Energy Efficiency Labeling ProgramsWRI’s new report, Robust, Recognizable, and Legitimate: Strengthening India’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvement, examined energy efficiency S&L programs in 10 countries: Australia, Chile, China, the European Union (EU), Ghana, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States. We found that although S&L programs aim to influence consumer behavior, civil society organizations and consumers are often overlooked in the design, implementation, and monitoring of these programs. This lack of public participation and consumer input leads to a lack of consumer awareness and limited purchasing of energy-efficient appliances.Take India, for example, where potential impacts of S&L programs could be significant. Research has shown that over a three year period, if all appliances purchased were energy efficient, India could avoid building a new capacity requirement of more than 25,000MW (close to one-eighth of India’s total installed capacity). The country established an appliance efficiency S&L program in 2006 through its Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and has notched up impressive energy savings, primarily through BEE’s partnership with leading manufacturers of a few widely used appliances. However, label recognition in the country is still quite low at 19 percent, and the purchase of EE appliances is not increasing by the magnitude it could be. Examples from the 10 countries demonstrate that India’s S&L program could be significantly broadened and scaled up with civil society and consumer involvement.Learning from the Success StoriesThere are many countries around the world experiencing success with their energy efficient S&L programs. Examples from these countries demonstrate that CSO engagement can make S&L programs more robust, recognizable, and popular amongst consumers. For example:Australia’s S&L program, E3, has been in place since 1992, and has been improved through the involvement of the consumer organization, CHOICE. CHOICE established a series of testing laboratories and home monitoring systems to help track and evaluate appliance manufacturers’ compliance with the national program. CHOICE publishes the results of these tests in its consumer magazine, which reaches 160,000 members. When results reveal non-compliance, CHOICE informs the country’s regulator. This CSO-led effort has benefited E3 by increasing its integrity and reach among the population.Since 2005, Ghana has put in place its Star Rating Labeling program, which currently includes two products: room air conditioners and compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs). Ghana’s Energy Foundation has worked alongside the Ghana Standards Board to conduct market research and consumer surveys to improve the design of the EE label. The redesigned labels led to greater consumer understanding of a product’s energy use and increased sales of EE appliances.The EU has a mandatory labeling program in place for 10 household appliances. Since its inception in 1995, the EU’s labeling program has led to improvements in appliance efficiencies. The European Consumer Group on Standardization, ANEC, has played a key role in influencing label design by voicing consumer preferences as energy efficiency labels evolve.3 Recommendations on Expanding CSO ParticipationThe findings of our report reveal insights for countries such as India, which currently envisions broadening and strengthening its own standards and labeling programs. Three lessons come to light:Governments must create enabling policies for CSO participation: Enabling policies that establish participatory forums–such as expert sub-committees and public hearings—and that encourage CSOs to participate in decision-making processes make it easier for them to be involved in S&L program development. Getting their voices involved in the process can eventually lead to greater consumer interest.CSOs must understand the benefits of energy efficiency: On their end, CSOs must make an effort to understand the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficient appliances. They are critical communicators in explaining these benefits to consumers.Donors must support CSOs to help improve their capacity: Once CSOs gain access to the S&L development process and have demonstrated their commitments to energy efficiency programs, they will require assistance from donors to build their capacity.Energy efficiency standards and labeling programs are a critical part of ensuring low-carbon, affordable energy for all. But they’re only as good as their popularity with consumers. Getting CSOs involved in the process can help bridge the gap between energy decision-makers and the consumers themselves, ultimately leading to greater awareness and greater uptake of energy efficient products.LEARN MORE: Download the full report, Robust, Recognizable, and Legitimate: Strengthening India’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvementlast_img read more

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