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Penn State Student from Ronkonkoma Charged in Hazing Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Ronkonkoma man was among eight members of a Pennsylvania State University fraternity who were recently indicted for their roles in the February hazing death of a 19-year-old student, authorities said.Daniel Casey, who is also 19, was charged with manslaughter, assault, tampering with evidence, providing alcohol to minors and other counts in the death of Timothy Piazza. The victim, who was going through the Beta Theta Pi initiation, died of a head injury when frat members allegedly hesitated to call 911 after he suffered a head injury repeatedly falling down a flight of stairs following a night of heavy drinking.“He was in dire mental need of help,” Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller told reporters Friday during a news conference announcing the indictment. “These brothers gathered around Timothy, where some of them described that he looked dead, and they waited over 40 minutes before they called for help while some of them Googled things like, ‘what to do w a head injury.’”Prosecutors said Casey was the pledge master who oversaw the initiation rituals for the frat for the past three semesters.Casey was seen on surveillance video handing a bottle of vodka to the victim, who was from New Jersey, according to the indictment. After some members of the frat were ignored when they insisted that the victim needed medical care, Casey was seen on camera slapping the victim three times in the face in a failed attempt to revive him, the court documents say.By the time the victim was taken to a hospital, it was too late, authorities said. The fraternity’s international chapter leaders issued a statement stating that the Penn State chapter was suspended after the death.“Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity has clearly and consistently expressed its position that it does not tolerate hazing or alcohol abuse in any form by its members,” the statement read. “The former undergraduate members were well educated by the International Fraternity and Penn State on these policies; however, they are entitled to the presumption of innocence as they face these charges.”last_img read more

US energy companies begin restoring oil and gas output after hurricane

first_imgIt can take several days after a storm passes for energy producers to evaluate facilities for damage, return workers and restore offshore production. The companies that operate oil and gas pipelines and process the offshore output also shut ahead of the storm.On Sunday, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said 91 percent of offshore crude oil production remains shut in the US-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Delta, which made landfall on Friday night.In addition, 62.2 percent of natural gas output remains shut in the Gulf following the storm that made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, and weakened into a low-pressure system over Mississippi on Saturday.Through Sunday, a cumulative total of 8.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil production and 8.3 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas output from the Gulf has been shut because of Hurricane Delta. United States energy companies were returning workers and restarting operations at storm-swept production facilities along the US Gulf Coast on Sunday, two days after Hurricane Delta barreled through the area.Chevron Corp, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BHP Group all said workers were headed back to production platforms in the US-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico.BHP expects to complete the return of workers to its Shenzi and Neptune production platforms on Sunday, spokeswoman Judy Dane said, adding that resuming flows will depend on how quickly pipelines return to service. The area produces about 17 percent of total daily US oil production and 5 percent of daily natural gas production.Still remaining shut are the Calcasieu Waterway in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes in Louisiana and the ports of Lake Charles and Cameron, Louisiana, near where Delta made landfall.The ports of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, including the Sabine Pass, which serve major oil and liquefied natural gas processing plants, were reopened with restrictions on Sunday, the US Coast Guard said.Total SA continued restarting its 225,500 barrel-per-day Port Arthur, Texas, refinery on Sunday. The refinery, which is about 65 miles (100 km) west of Creole, Louisiana, lost power on Friday.Fast-moving Delta swept over Louisiana on Saturday and became a low-pressure system over the US state of Mississippi later that day. It was south of Knoxville, Tennessee, Sunday morning and moving northeast at 16 mph (25.7 km per hour).Remnants of Delta were forecast to drop 3 inches to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 cm) of rain on parts of Tennessee, the Appalachian region of northeast Georgia, western Carolinas and western Virginia, the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday.Topics :last_img read more

Kiprop 14th as Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

first_imgNew York, United States | AFP |Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa led an Ethiopian clean sweep at the Boston Marathon on Monday with victory in the men’s and women’s races of the prestigious event. Uganda’s Jackson Kiprop started well but finished 14th.Hayle clinched victory in the men’s race in a time of 2hr 12min 44sec, coming home ahead of compatriot and defending champion Lelisa Desisa in second. Another Ethiopian, Yemane Adhane Tsegay was third in 2:14.02.Baysa meanwhile won a pulsating women’s race, producing a late charge over the final few miles to win in 2:29.19.The 29-year-old had lagged by nearly 40 seconds at around the 22-mile mark but then moved through the gears to build a five-second lead over Tirfi Tsegaye after 25 miles.Tsegaye eventually finished second in 2:30.03 with Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya third in 2:14.02. Kiprop 14thUganda’s Jackson Kiprop was in the lead pack of the marathon early, but could only finish in 14th place in 2:24:44, far outside his best time of 2:09:32. It could not be immediately confirmed what caused his setback in the final third of the race.He is one of six athletes vying for the four places on the Uganda marathon team to the Olympics. Top on the list is Olympic Champion Stephen Kiprotich.Men                     Country    PrizeLemi Berhanu Hayle (ETH), 2:12:45, $150,000Lelisa Desisa (ETH), 2:13:32, $75,000Yemane Tsegaye (ETH), 2:14:02, $40,000Wesley Korir (KEN), 2:14:05, $25,000Paul Lonyangata (KEN), 2:15:45, $15,000Sammy Kitwara (KEN), 2:16:43, $12,000Stephen Chebogut (KEN), 2:16:52, $9,000Abdi Nageeye (NED), 2:18:05, $7,400Getu Feleke (ETH), 2:18:46, $5,700Zachary Hine (USA), 2:21:37, $4,200Cutbert Nyasango (ZIM), 2:22:02, $2,600Tsegaye Mekonnen (ETH), 2:22:21, $2,100Ian Burrell (USA), 2:22:22, $1,800Jackson Kiprop (UGA), 2:24:44, $1,700Harbert Okuti (UGA), 2:24:46, $1,500Solonei Da Silva (BRA), 2:24:54Clint Wells (USA), 2:24:55Nori Kamijo (JPN), 2:25:31Shingo Igarashi (JPN), 2:26:24Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Capital Food & Wine Festival Returns to Saint Martin’s March 25

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Alumni Association The Capital Food & Wine Festival is a yearly, nonprofit fundraiser featuring more than 100 regional wines, dozens of beers and hard ciders, local restaurant fare and three stages of live music! Also popular and on site: the coveted RJ’s Wine Cellar and well-loved O’Blarney’s Sports Bar tent with big screen TV’s. All totaled, a great event value. Hundreds of volunteers and dozens of local businesses make this event possible, now on it’s 28th year running. A delicious, feel-good community celebration who’s proceeds benefit Saint Martin’s Alumni Association’s academic student scholarships!The Capital Food and Wine Festival will be held on March 25 at Saint Martin’s University. Photo courtesy: Capital Food and Wine“This is a local iconic event that started 28 years ago and has grown to the statue that it is today,” sharesTerry Simmonds, festival director. “The money raised for scholarships is huge and could not be possible if it wasn’t for the volunteers who generously donate their time, energy and dedication for this event. We cannot thank the vendors, our patrons and volunteers enough, as without everyone there wouldn’t be a Festival.”• SPECIAL live performance by Olympia’s own Ethan Tucker (as seen on The Voice) and Band.• Jazz, folk and classical musicians grace three stages throughout the venue.• More than 100 regional wines will be uncorked to sample, and bottles for sale.• More than 40 different beers and hard ciders on tap.• Diverse local restaurant fare will also be on hand, so come hungry!• Exclusive wines will be featured at RJ’s Wine Cellar in the Worthington Center.• O’Blarney’s Sports Bar tent, adjoining the Pavilion, will offer their own live music and big screen TV’s. Ethan Tucker, local musician who recently was featured on NBC’s The Voice, will be performing at the Capital Food and Wine Festival this year. Photo credit: Evoke Emotion.Not only is this event a fun gathering time for the community, but it makes a tremendous impact on students throughout the year.“As a recent Alumni, I have seen the impact that the Capital Food & Wine Festival has on education,” shares Kenzie Olson, event coordinator and SMU Alumni ’13. “This festival not only provides a unique opportunity for community members to join together, but the proceeds go to scholarships for students. For me, getting involved in the Capital Food & Wine Festival is a chance for me to give back. These students are the future, and these scholarships help them to reach their full potential.” New this year:• Online $15 Early Bird Tickets include admission, one wine or beer mug and $5 of scrip (needed for sampling alcoholic beverages). Tickets at the door will be $20. Additional booklets of scrip are available online and on site for $10 each.• Donations of $20 or more to the scholarship fund are awarded a FREE limited-edition Festival poster! Add this to your cart during your online ticket purchase and pick up your poster at the event. • Due to popular demand we are introducing hard ciders to our offerings this year!Saint Martin’s students are on hand to help at the festival each year. Photo courtesy: Capital Food and Wine Festival• Ethan Tucker and Band have graciously worked us into their tour schedule. Come see them on the Main Stage from 6:30-8:30 p.m.!As always, photo IDs will be checked at the door. Underage patrons are welcome, but will not be served alcohol. When:Saturday, March 25, 2017, Noon – 9:00 p.m.  Where:Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Conference Center5300 Pacific Avenue SE in LaceyTicket and more info:www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.comlast_img read more

Double-header cricket action on today at MSC

first_imgFresh off convincing victories in their latest games, Fisherman Masters and Success Masters will clash in a heated battle when the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc 40-over round-robin tournament continues today at the Malteenoes Sport Club Ground on Thomas Lands.In the latest action two weeks ago, Success Masters thrashed Narine Masters by 103 runs in a lop-sided contest at Everest. The victors were led by Hackeem Majeed with 64, Vijay Baljit (35) and Baldeo Muller (25) as they compiled 187 for 8 from their 20 overs before bowling out Narine Masters for 84.Fisherman Masters replied to 133 for 3 made by RR Masters with 137 for 2 from 15.1 overs for the easy eight-wicket win. Troy Ramsaywack (76) and Dennis Mangar (36) led the chase nicely with a huge partnership that RR Masters had no answer for.However, the game of the day saw Regal Masters turning the tables on HS Masters with a 26-run victory in challenging conditions. Regal took first strike, but were held up early on by the opposition bowling, which was led by Samuel Kingston with 3-13 from four overs. After losing their top order cheaply with Eoin Abel, Linden Lyght and Mahesh Chunilall back in the hut with the score on 46 for 3 in the ninth over, the victors got a busy 31-run partnership from Saheed Mohamed (29) and Fazleen Mohamed (21)that put them on course for the challenging total.After their dismissal, the lower order also cashed in with cameos from David Harper (15 not out); Mahendra Hardyal (15) and Parsram Persaud (10 not out) that took them to 129 for 7 after 20 overs. HS Masters, who briefly entertained thoughts of a second consecutive victory over Regal Masters following their thrilling last-ball win the last time the two teams met in May, then ran into Gamal Seenjan and their plan vanished.Left-arm bowler Seenjan opened the bowling and sent down his four overs consecutively for just nine runs while claiming a key wicket. HS Masters never recovered from the slow start and eventually folded for 103 off 19.5 overs. Fazleen Mohamed returned to claim 3-22 while Hardyal (3-30) and Persaud (2-23) supported admirably.In the games today, Success and Fisherman Masters will battle on pitch number two while Narine Masters and RR Masters will slug it out on pitch number one. Both games begin at 10:00h.Meanwhile, Regal Masters, who drew the bye this week, are leading the points table as the tournament edges closer to the play-off stage. The other Masters teams in the tournament are Albion Masters, Essequibo Masters, and Parika Masters. The round-robin Over-40 and Open tournament is sponsored by Ink Plus, Crown Mining Supplies, and Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop.last_img read more

Accessible Geocaching – Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 20, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 6, 2011April 6, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching Etiquette 201: Cache OwnershipJune 25, 2019In “Community”9 Tips for responsible cache maintenanceJune 6, 2017In “Learn” One of the greatest things about geocaching is that anyone with a GPS-enabled device can participate in the activity. Whether you are a parent with young children, an extreme sports fanatic, or an individual with a disability, there are geocaches designed with you in mind.As a Cache Owner, you can help fellow geocachers determine whether your cache is a good fit for their needs. Simply add attributes to your cache listing. Attributes are icons that indicate what to expect on the geocache journey and at the cache location. “Recommended for kids,” “climbing gear required” and “wheelchair accessible” are just a few of the dozens of attributes.Cache Owners who are planning to add the “wheelchair accessible” attribute to their cache page or are debating whether their cache deserves a 1-star, 1.5-star, or 2-star terrain rating should check out handicaching.com. As you can see from this video, just because the ground is flat does not necessarily mean that a geocache is wheelchair accessible. Handicaching.com will help you determine the accessibility of your cache based on five factors: distance to cache, route surface, route slope, route obstructions, and cache height. When in doubt, mark the terrain rating as 1.5 stars and explain the details on your cache page.The ability to rate caches based on accessibility is not limited to Cache Owners; everyone can help. All geocachers are welcome to contribute their input at handicaching.com. Thank you for your efforts to make geocaching more accessible for all!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls

first_imgBickerstaff says: “They’re involved in conversations, and when those conversations are resolved, a final decision will be made.”Evans, who also missed Wednesday night’s game at Indiana, is averaging 19.5 points, five assists and five rebounds this season. The Grizzlies were 18-32 heading into Thursday’s game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, right, drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)DETROIT — Tyreke Evans is not with the Memphis Grizzlies for Thursday night’s game at Detroit as trade speculation swirls around the veteran guard.The Grizzlies listed Evans as having an illness, but interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff confirmed before the game that the team isn’t likely to play him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan director Maldini: Bakayoko, Higuain deals dependent on…

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director Maldini: Bakayoko, Higuain deals dependent on…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini admits their transfer policy will be dependent on Champions League qualification.Milan are skirting the boundaries of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play laws.“We’re absolutely convinced we can get fourth place,” Maldini told reporters at Milanello.“We’re not happy with how things have gone this month, of course, when we’ve had a lot of injuries and therefore great difficulty in terms of numbers.“Despite that we expected more, and [Coach Gennaro] Gattuso knows that too. We need to change the attitude during the game, we can’t lie down and we can’t look for sixth.”(Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue) Bakayoko and (Juventus striker Gonzalo) Higuain? We’ve been clear with the players: the Champions League is binding.” last_img read more

4 days agoGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton return

first_imgGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton returnby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d be willing to return to parent club BrightonAndone is on a straight loan at Gala and has admitted frustration with his 12 months in England.Though he told AS: “I was misunderstood and I want to make it clear. My year there was not what I expected. I missed that they had confidence in me, I didn’t play more than two consecutive games as a starter. I don’t ask to play every game, because I’m not a megacrack, I just want continuity. “mI came to doubt myself, my abilities, if I really had a level for the Premier… There were many disappointments. It’s not that I don’t want to go back, I respect Brighton, they signed me for six years and they are worrying about me. I just want to feel like a footballer. “It all starts by recovering my best version and being happy.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

NITC Ready for EU MRV

first_imgzoom National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has prepared its fleet to comply with the European Union’s (EU) shipping monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation, Tasnim news agency reported citing NITC.As informed, NITC was awarded MRV compliance certificate.The implementation of the EU MRV is fast approaching, mandating the monitoring, reporting and verification of the CO2 emissions from ships larger than 5,000 gross tons that call at ports in the EU region.The EU regulation entered into force on July 1, 2015 and it requires shipowners and operators to prepare a monitoring plan for each of their ships that falls under the scope of the regulation. The monitoring plan needs to be signed off by an independent verifier.Data collection takes place on a per voyage basis and starts on January 1, 2018. It will reoccur annually, from Jan 1 to Dec 31.According to Akbar Jabal-Ameli, NITC’s technical and operations director, cited by the agency, the company’s 41 tankers joined the scheme as part of its efforts to improve the environmental status of its fleet.The move is in line with NITC’s substantial comeback to the European ports following lifting of sanctions against Iran in January 2016.Earlier this year Mohammad Reza Shams Dolatabadi, NITC’s head of international affairs, said that NITC was looking into the acquisition of LNG tankers in the upcoming three to five years.According to Dolatabadi, the company is eager to renew its fleet and is working on a five-year plan that will include purchasing of new tonnage and dismantling of outdated vessels, but without a major change to the fleet’s capacity.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more