Mangano Ditches News12 Debate, Citing Suozzi Ties

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (Left) faces off against Democrat Tom Suozzi (Right) who is vying for his old position.Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano refused to debate his Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi on News12 Long Island because Mangano said the television station refused to disclose Suozzi’s ties to its owners.Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin sent a letter to Patrick Dolan, president of News12 Long Island, saying that Dolan is ignoring an “appearance of conflict” given Suozzi’s prior employment at Bethpage-based Cablevision Systems Corp, which owns News12.“The Mangano campaign has on several occasions requested—and you have refused—to disclose during the debate your stations corporate relationship with Tom Suozzi,” Nevin wrote in the letter to Dolan, a member of the family that owns Cablevision.After Mangano narrowly unseated the former two-term county exec in 2009, Suozzi was hired as a consultant to MSG Varsity, high school sports programming run by Cablevision.Nevin also noted in the letter that News12 Long Island refused to mention that Cablevision donated $200,000 to Suozzi. The company also donated $11,000 to Mangano.“The county executive is obviously too ashamed of his dismal record to be able to discuss it in a public forum,” said Jeff Guillot, Suozzi’s campaign spokesman, who criticized what he called “the unprecedented nature of his snub of Long Island’s television station of record.”Newsday, which is also owned by Cablevision, similarly failed to disclose Suozzi’s ties to their parent company when LI’s lone daily newspaper endorsed Suozzi in the Democratic primary, drawing the ire of media critics. The paper later included the corporate ties in their Sunday endorsement of Suozzi for the general election, but again omitted the campaign donations.Mangano and Suozzi first faced off at a debate in Old Westbury earlier this month, but Mangano canceled plans to attend a debate at Hofstra University last week and Nevin said Mangano is unable to attend a debate Thursday in Hempstead.“Mangano and … Suozzi … are committed to a televised debate on CBS New York Channel 2, which will be aired on both Cablevision and other television providers,” Nevin wrote in his letter to Dolan. “This debate provides a greater number of viewers than ever before the opportunity to watch a Nassau County Executive debate.”The Suozzi camp confirmed that he and Mangano will debate on CBS, which Nevin said will air the Sunday before Election Day. It will be the first Nassau County executive debate that News12 Long Island has not broadcast in more than a decade.A News12 Long Island spokeswoman did not immediately comment to the Press, but issued a statement to Newsday saying: “Viewers expect News 12 Long Island’s election coverage to be thorough, objective and fair.” The Suozzi campaign said the Democratic candidate may be interviewed without Mangano’s participation.last_img read more

PODCAST: O Bee Credit Union’s pandemic response

first_imgO Bee Credit Union in Lacey, Wash., is a 45 minute-drive from the Kirkland, Wash., nursing home that was the initial epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.The area’s credit unions were among the first in the nation to implement their pandemic response plans, which included closing branch lobbies, expanding remote work arrangements, offering special loans, waiving fees, and more.This episode of the CUNA News Podcast features a conversation with James Collins, president/CEO of O Bee Credit Union.He describes O Bee’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak, managing a remote workforce, leading during a crisis, and what gives him hope for the future. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Richards patrols a new beat

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Panama to restrict movement by gender during virus quarantine

first_imgThe government of Panama on Monday announced strict quarantine measures that separate citizens by gender in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.From Wednesday, men and women will only be able to leave their homes for two hours at a time, and on different days.Until now, quarantine regulations were not based on gender. Men will be able to go to the supermarket or the pharmacy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and women will be allowed out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.No one will be allowed to go out on Sundays.The new measures will last for 15 days.”This absolute quarantine is for nothing more than to save your life,” security minister Juan Pino said at a press conference. Topics :center_img According to Pino, more than 2,000 people were detained last week for not abiding by the quarantine.Since the first case was reported on March 10, Panama has confirmed 1,075 cases of the coronavirus, 43 of which are in intensive care, and 27 deaths.last_img read more

Elevated property surrounded by bushland is absolute paradise

first_img28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills.The property, which is in a quiet cul-de-sac, features an in-ground pool, covered gazebo and turfed poolside area which is perfect for children. 28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills.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 2019With panoramic views through to Moreton Island, the home is framed by Queensland bushland.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is being marketed Ray White — Wilston selling agent Holly Bowden. 28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills.A stunning Brisbane hilltop retreat, on a 2ha allotment, will go under the hammer tonight.The three-level property at 28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills is on the market for the first time. 28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills.center_img 28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills. 28-38 Ridgewood Court, Ferny Hills.Also on-site are multiple fruit trees, chicken coops, children’s fort and swings.The property is a short drive to Bunya and Samford Village. The property goes to auction today (August 3) at 6pm.last_img read more

Eric A. Merkt October 17, 1960 – April 24, 2019

first_imgEric A. Merkt, age 58 of Bright, Indiana passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Born October 17, 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of Raymond and Jean (Loth) Merkt and step father Norman Supe.Eric attended Oak Hills High School and graduated from Scarlet Oaks Vocational School. Married Jenny Middendorf July 30, 1993 in Greendale, Indiana. Eric worked as an Air Quality Technician for University of Cincinnati.Survived by his wife Jenny Merkt of Bright, Indiana. Father of Ray Merkt of Harrison, Ohio and Aaron Davidson of Cincinnati, Ohio. Brother of Robert (Janet) Merkt of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ron (Cindy) Merkt of Bright, Indiana and Don (Rose) Merkt of Cincinnati, Ohio. Brother in law of Sharon Merkt of Texas.Preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Jean Merkt, and brother George Merkt.Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with Elder Dan Johnson officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Memorial Park Cincinnati, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association 5211 Madison Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Visiting Tibetan Monks Help Release Sea Turtle in Florida Keys

first_imgISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — A group of Tibetan monks visiting the Florida Keys from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in southern India helped release a threatened sea turtle into the waters off Islamorada Thursday.Hundreds of spectators gathered to cheer the release of “Drifter,” a 170-pound female adult loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued and rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital.The reptile was found floating offshore of the Lower Keys in November 2019, unable to dive. “Drifter” was treated at the Turtle Hospital with broad-spectrum antibiotics, anti-parasitic medications, vitamins and a nourishing diet of fish, squid and greens.The release followed a ceremony performed by the monks, each an ordained student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whose ritual chants aspire that the turtle and otheranimals enjoy long lives. Minyak Rinpoche, the group’s leader, said that the key to ultimate happiness is compassion for all living things and loving kindness. “We did a liberation prayer for the sea turtle, and also at the same time we pray for all the animals, all the species, we pray are free from the suffering and they can have a good time in their life,” he said.This week marks the end of the Tibetan monks’ Sacred Arts Tour 2020 in the Keys, an annual pilgrimage designed to share their ancient cultural teachings, artistic expressions and unique vocal chants with sacred instruments. The Turtle Hospital is the world’s first veterinary hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles. The facility has been rescuing, rehabilitating and returning turtles to the wild for more than 30 years.last_img read more

Other Sports Viswanathan Anand, reigning World Rapid chess champion, to defend title in St Petersburg

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand, the five-time world champion and reigning World Rapid Chess championship, will defend his title in the next edition of the tournament which will be held in St Petersburg on December 25. The tournament will conclude on December 31. The previous edition of the tournament was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Anand stunned the world with a magnificent performance to clinch the title. A total of 196 players will participate in the rapid section while 192 players will participate in the blitz edition of the tournament. Magnus Carlsen, who defeated Fabiano Caruana in the recently concluded world championship, will also be one of the star attractions in the tournament.The win in the 2017 tournament in Riyadh was Anand’s first after he had won the championship title he had won in 2003 beating Vladikir Kramnik in the final. The win also dispelled many of the doubts that lingered regarding Anand’s capabilities. Many people were questioning whether age had slowed Anand down but he silenced his critics in style. Speaking to Hindustan Times after the event, Anand said, “Riyadh will be something that I will cherish for a long time. It is nice to be termed a world champion rather than a former champion. But to say that Riyadh is the starting point of greater things is asking for too much.”Read More | PV Sindhu credits government support, sponsors for successIn 2018, Anand’s form has once again been patchy as he has struggled for consistency. He won the 2018 Tal Memorial Rapid chess tournament with a score of six out of nine in a field that included former champion Vladimir Kramnik and other strong players like Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, Shakriyar Mamedyarovc and Ian Nepomniachtchi. However, in the first Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament which was held in Kolkata, Anand once again silenced the detractors in style by winning the Blitz tournament in grand style.Read More | Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands shatter India’s dreamAlong with Anand, the other major Indian names in the tournament include Pentala Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, Vishnu Prasanna and Dinesh Sharma. In the women’s section, Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli will lead India’s charge in the rapid and blitz tournament.Carlsen cemented his reputation as the game’s greatest player after demolishing US hopeful Fabiano Caruana in the world championship tournament which went to tiebreaks after all the 12 classical games ended in draws. The 27-year-old won three successive rapid-chess tiebreakers in a display of intuition and guile that overwhelmed the 26-year-old American in London. last_img read more

WVU faces OU in Big 12 quarters

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 seed West Virginia (21-10, 9-9) vs. No. 3 seed Oklahoma (19-12, 9-9)Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: West Virginia and Oklahoma are prepared to face off in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tourney. Oklahoma swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 29, when the Sooners shot 49.1 percent from the field while holding West Virginia to just 34.3 percent en route to the 11-point victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, WVU faces OU in Big 12 quarters SENIOR STUDS: Oklahoma’s Kristian Doolittle, Austin Reaves and Brady Manek have combined to account for 63 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 70 percent of all Sooners points over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Reaves has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Oklahoma field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 19 field goals and 11 assists in those games.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Sooners have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Mountaineers. Oklahoma has 34 assists on 65 field goals (52.3 percent) across its past three outings while West Virginia has assists on 35 of 75 field goals (46.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: West Virginia has posted an outstanding offensive rebound percentage of 40.3 percent, ranking the Mountaineers first nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Oklahoma sits at just 23.3 percent (ranked 311th).___center_img March 11, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

The Latest: ECHL board approves cancellation of season

first_imgThat would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June. ___12:45 p.m.The Edinburgh Marathon has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 5:10 p.m.Lionel Messi has joined a call in Spain by sports figures, who are supporting a public awareness campaign by government authorities and healthcare workers asking the nation’s population to remain indoors to fight the spread of the coronavirus. “It is the moment to act responsibly and to stay home,” Messi wrote on Instagram on Saturday.The Barcelona star added: “We are worried by what is happening and we want to help by putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the most difficulties, either because they or their families or friends are directly affected, or because they are working on the frontline in hospitals.”Spain is tightening controls on movement and closing shops as it struggles to stem a peak in virus infections that has surpassed 5,000 people. The race was due to take place on May 24, but organizers have announced it will be postponed.Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday, ___10:45 a.m.Two more Fiorentina players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club physiotherapist. The professional hockey league has 26 teams in the United States and Canada.___8:15 p.m.The Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings, along with Staples Center, have joined together to set up a fund to provide financial help to all hourly arena workers impacted by the stoppage of games.The fund will help compensate for lost wages through the end of the NBA and NHL regular seasons. Payments will go to over 2,800 workers, including ushers, ticket sellers and takers, security, parking attendants, merchandise staff, food and beverage employees, housekeeping, operations staff and stagehands. March 14, 2020 In a statement attributed to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, the teams say their employees “are family, and we will navigate this unprecedented situation together.”___4:51 p.m.The Pro Football Hall of Fame is closing temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic.The museum in Canton, Ohio says it will be closed to the public from Monday through March 27. The Hall says it “will continue to closely monitor the situation and maintain ongoing communication with state and local health officials.” 3:25 p.m.The Mexican soccer league announced that the rest of its matches this weekend will be played with no fans, a day after starting the weekend with two games in which fans were in attendance.While other leagues around the world suspended play, Liga MX insisted on going forward with its matches. Until now, the only change was banning pre-match handshakes due to the new coronavirus.But Mexico’s first division reversed course and decided to play in empty stadiums after consulting with the government.The headliner match of the weekend is a Mexico City derby at Estadio Azteca between league leader Cruz Azul and third-place Club America. Attendance was expected to be around 60,000. ___1:40 p.m.Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games because of the coronavirus pandemic.SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, says Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday. ___2:35 p.m.Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert has donated more than $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus.Gobert became the first NBA player to be stricken with the virus, which led to the league suspending play for at least 30 days.His donation was announced by the Jazz, who said some of the money will go to COVID 19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system. ___5:45 p.m.Sampdoria midfielder Fabio Depaoli has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19.He’s the 10th Serie A player confirmed positive and the sixth at Sampdoria.While Sampdoria said in a statement earlier Saturday that it would not announce any more updates about its players “to avoid news leaks and useless alarmism” since “all the lads are well,” Depaoli revealed his positive test on social media. The Latest: ECHL board approves cancellation of season The smaller Southland Conference also announced a similar move.The moves follow Thursday’s decision by the NCAA to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring championships.___6:05 p.m.The men’s curling world championships in Scotland have been canceled, along with the mixed and senior events in Canada, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Late Thursday, the XFL canceled the remainder of its season, which had five weeks left.___12:15 p.m.The Pac-12 Conference has canceled all spring sports and championships following a meeting of conference executives and athletic directors.The conference also announced that all organized team activities are not allowed until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited. 3:30 p.m.The XFL says an unidentified player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus.The fledgling football league says the player reported his symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and has been in quarantine ever since. He was tested for COVID-19 and received the result Friday.The league says the player participated in the Dragons’ March 7 game against the Roughnecks in Houston and a Feb. 29 game against the BattleHawks in St. Louis. He was asymptomatic at the time.The league says it’s alerting players, staff, vendors and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks and BattleHawks and is monitoring the situation closely. ___5:30 p.m.The Baseball Hall of Fame said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Cooperstown, New York, shrine will provide updated information regarding this closure on each subsequent Sunday.___ The World Curling Federation said that with hundreds of athletes and staff needing to travel to each tournament, “it is no longer possible to run these international events.”The WCF says it acted on the advice of the Scottish government in canceling the men’s tournament, which had been scheduled for Glasgow from March 28 to April 5.“We believe that in the current unprecedented situation this is the only responsible course of action to take,” said Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life.The mixed doubles and seniors events were to take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from April 18-25.The women’s world championships in Prince George, British Columbia, were canceled on Thursday. ___5 p.m.The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April.Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.“World Triathlon will continue working during this time to try to reallocate the events after the 30th of April when possible, and will work with all stakeholders to undertake further actions if needed regarding the Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings,” the ITU said. Spanish football club Alavés says two members of its coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says both unnamed coaches are without symptoms and in good health. The club added it will test the rest of the members of its team on Monday. Spain has stopped all sports competitions for the next two weeks. ___ The top-tier Italian league soccer team tweets that defender and club captain Germán Pezzella, forward Patrick Cutrone and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli “are in good health at their homes in Florence.” They were tested after “showing some symptoms.”The club had already announced on Friday that 20-year-old striker Dušan Vlahović tested positive.With Cutrone and Pezzella added to the list with Vlahović, there are now nine Serie A players who have tested positive. The others are Daniele Rugani of Juventus plus five Sampdoria players: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby.Serie A is suspended until at least April 3 as part of a nationwide lockdown in Italy intended to contain the virus.Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Mexico played some matches in empty stadiums during the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 flu.___4:15 p.m.The United Center ownership and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks say they will pay day-of-game employees through the end of their scheduled seasons.The NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each team has seven home games left. The pledge includes $200,000 in aid for part-time employees at Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. They can’t work while game and other events are on hold.Gobert said he’s humbled by “the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France.”He called the donations a “small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference.”Gobert, who was diagnosed with the virus while the team was in Oklahoma, was infected along with teammate Donovan Mitchell.___ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned.Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling the games during talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, who suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics because of the spread of the coronavirus. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee, adding: “We have to overcome the spread of the infection and want to hold the Olympics and Paralympics as planned.”The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 24-Aug. 9, and the Paralympics Aug. 25-Sept. 6.Abe says the virus outbreak has not reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe. ___8:10 p.m.Churchill Downs is delaying reopening its stables and training center until March 31 after consulting local public health officials amid concerns about the coronovirus.The home of the Kentucky Derby is expected to provide an update about horse racing’s marquee event, scheduled for May 2, and its upcoming spring meet next week. Churchill’s stables have been closed for annual winter renovations since Dec. 31 and were scheduled to open Tuesday. The track stated in a release Saturday night that the safety and health of guests, employees and participants remain a primary concern and that it’s taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Associated Press Depaoli writes in Italian on Instagram, “Unfortunately I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. But I want to reassure you that I’m OK! This invisible monster is hitting us indiscriminately, but by adopting the correct measures and following medical advice, we can win our biggest match and return stronger than before.”The five other Sampdoria players who tested positive are: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. The other Serie A players who tested positive are Daniele Rugani at Juventus and Fiorentina teammates Dušan Vlahović , Germán Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone.___5:35 p.m. ___3:50 pm.The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions.In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.”Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement. The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.The players’ association says that forcing players to leave their homes “is a shamefully irresponsible act,” adding that if it’s being done just to receive a refusal by the players in order to cut salary payments “it means that we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of dignity.”The players’ association has been at odds with clubs over the virus for weeks, first arguing for the games to be stopped before the government-issued suspension on Monday.___3 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):9:05 p.m.The ECHL board of governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the season.last_img read more