first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old Rockville Centre woman was fatally hit by a truck while she was riding a bicycle in Oceanside on Sunday.Nassau County police said Michele Penque was riding her bike southbound on Lawson Boulevard when she was hit by an eastbound pickup truck at the corner of Anchor Avenue at 10:35 a.m.The victim was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital, where she died six hours later.Penque was a nurse with the Cardiac Electrophysiology service at NYU Medical Center who graduated with her Masters of Nursing in Informatics on May 19, according to her friends and colleagues.Highway Patrol officers tested the vehicle and Homicide Squad detectives found no criminality on behalf of the 49-year-old driver.last_img read more


first_imgPresident Donald Trump on Thursday was tested again to determine whether he had been infected by the coronavirus, and the test came back negative, the White House said.A letter from Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said Trump had undergone what was a second test for coronavirus. He was tested last month after coming into contact with a Brazilian official who later tested positive.Conley said in a letter released by the White House that Trump was tested with a new, rapid point-of-contact test and the result came back in 15 minutes. “He is healthy and without symptoms,” Conley said.Topics :last_img


first_imgWu, who said she has experienced no abnormal symptoms in recent months after taking an experimental vaccine herself in April, did not specify which vaccines she was referring to.A unit of state pharmaceutical giant China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and US-listed Sinovac Biotech are developing the three vaccines under the state’s emergency use programme. A fourth COVID-19 vaccine being developed by CanSino Biologics was approved for use by the Chinese military in June.Sinopharm said in July that its vaccine could be ready for public use by the end of this year after the conclusion of Phase 3 trials.Global vaccine makers are racing to develop an effective vaccine against the virus which has killed more than 925,000 people. Leading Western vaccine makers pledged earlier this month to uphold scientific study standards and reject any political pressure to rush the process.Topics : Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.China has four COVID-19 vaccines in the final stage of clinical trials. At least three of those have already been offered to essential workers under an emergency use programme launched in July.Phase 3 clinical trials were proceeding smoothly and the vaccines could be ready for the general public in November or December, CDC chief biosafety expert Guizhen Wu said in an interview with state TV late on Monday.last_img read more


first_imgI thought that this year’s NCAA Tournament bracket was kind of a crapshoot. I just had a feeling that many of the teams I picked to go late in the tournament could very possibly go out before the first weekend was over. I went with those picks anyway.It is safe to say that, now that the first weekend is over, I can throw my bracket away and never look at it again without having to wonder if I won money.This is undoubtedly the worst bracket I have ever put together. To give you a frame of reference, I was filling out brackets before I learned to tie my shoes.My bracket was busted worse than the “Saved by the Bell” gang was when they drunkenly ran Lisa Turtle’s mother’s car into a light pole. And it was only four days into March Madness … but I know why things went so bad.The reason is something that every reporter loves to have and something that many on message boards around the country wish they had (those that say they do usually get burned when it falls through). You guessed it … inside information.Not 20 minutes after the Selection Show ended two Sundays ago, I was on the phone with a manager of the Bradley basketball team. My friend Joe has been a manager for the Braves for three years and I had been keeping an eye on that team through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.But it turned out that the matchup had just been announced and Bradley would be taking on Kansas, another team that I had been following over the weekend. Just an hour before the show, the Jayhawks had beaten Texas to take home the Big XII Conference championship.After I congratulated Joe, I didn’t hesitate to ask him what he thought of that matchup between the Braves and Jayhawks. After all, I am a sports reporter, and that’s what I do.He gave me the answer I knew that I was going to here.”I like the way we matchup with them,” Joe said. “I like our chances.”Sure, I’m talking to a guy that I grew up around, a guy that loved college basketball just as much as I did and a guy that obviously wanted to be optimistic and was excited that his team was going to the Big Dance. Plus, just a few weeks earlier that same Bradley team wasn’t even in March Madness discussions and just two days earlier they almost certainly weren’t in the tournament.I gave Joe very little credit for his statement in that conversation. I am a bad friend. I’m guessing he will forgive me, but karma didn’t. It’s no excuse that karma is a bitch. I felt its wrath.My predictions for Thursday’s games weren’t good, but they weren’t a disaster. Friday was a different story. Southern Illinois was killed and Michigan State was bounced. If losing a Sweet Sixteen team and a member of your Elite Eight is not enough, Joe’s prediction turned out to be right on the money.Thanks in part to a 21-point outing by Marcellus Somerville, Bradley ousted Kansas 77-73, breaking up my Final Four before the first round had even concluded. If I had just listened to my source on the inside, I may have predicted one of the biggest upsets in this year’s bracket. Not only did the Braves get past Kansas, I watched Sunday as they held Pittsburgh at bay. Boy, am I an idiot.The worst part is, I hate being left with a feeling of “What if … ?” What if I had listened to Joe, picked Bradley, and not only looked good in that game? Would that have shifted the plates below the earth so that most of the games in my bracket would have fallen my way?The world will never know.What I do know, is that as sure as Corey and Topanga were meant for each other, I will from this point on always use my inside information wisely until the day I die.I called Joe up Monday after things from the weekend had settled down and told him how much I enjoyed watching Somerville and Patrick O’Bryant — probably my favorite player so far this tournament — single-handedly destroy my March, at least in terms of basketball.Of course I also asked him how he felt the Braves matched up with top-seeded Memphis. Again, he told me that he likes their chances. If he likes their chances, then so do I. In fact, I’m rooting for a Bradley national championship. I’ll be rooting for Jim Les and his boys from here on out.After all, with my basketball bracket in the shape that it’s in, I’ve really only got one thing on my mind anyways: my NCAA hockey bracket.If your bracket is also busted and you want to get in on Schmoldt’s NCAA Hockey Bracket Pool, e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more


first_img Published on February 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm Contact Alexandra: [email protected] Syracuse (17-8, 6-6 Atlantic Coast) defeated Wake Forest (9-16, 2-11) 78-70 on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Tyus Battle led all scorers with 34 points and snagged four boards. After dropping the first 2018 meeting of the two teams at Wake Forest, Syracuse pushed its conference record to .500 on the year.Here are the best images from Sunday’s Syracuse win. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img


first_imgDES MOINES — The presidents of the three state universities say they have lost millions of dollars as campuses shut down for the coronavirus pandemic.University of Northern Iowa president Mark Nook spoke first during an on-line Board of Regents meeting. “Our current estimate of the financial impact of the novel coronavirus from March through the end of the summer session is $28 million,” Nook says. “This includes both lost revenue and additional expenses.”Some of the lost revenue was money refunded to students when the Cedar Falls campus shut down. “Academic Affairs refunded $178,000 dollars in lab and course fees and study abroad costs, and will forgo $2.4 million in summer tuition,” Nook says. “Students received credits and refunds for their room and board contracts and certain student fees. Room and board refunds amounted to nearly seven million dollars and recreation health center fees combined for more than $546,000.”Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen detailed the projected losses from March through August. “In early April, we conservatively estimated the impact of the COVID-19 crisis would total more than 88 million in refunds and lost revenue. And close to one million in additional expenses,” according to Wintersteen.Wintersteen says lost revenue from canceled events continues to add up.”Our usually bustling campus has gone quiet as conferences, seminars, athletic events, and other performances have been called off. As the number of event cancellations increase — the amount of lost revenue will multiply,” Wintersteen says.University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld faces the same type of losses. “Since March and projected through August — the university not including UHIC, not including the health services, just the academic portion of the institution — will lose a little more than 76 million dollars,” Harreld says. The three schools will get more than 45 million dollars in federal pandemic relief.Harreld says the federal money coming to Iowa City is small compared to the losses. He says they expect to get eight million for students and another eight million for the university. “And while we deeply appreciate these, I’d just like to remind you that they represent only ten-point-four-nine percent — less than 11 percent of the total losses we’ve incurred in this period,” Harreld says.The Iowa Board of Regents is creating an advisory board to recommend ways to cut costs across the university system in the wake of the coronavirus loses.last_img read more


first_imgNelson opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over East Kootenay of Cranbrook.Despite owning the opposition, Nelson opened the scoring in a lucky break with the East Kootenay keeper bobbled the ball into the net.Hailee Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal scored for Nelson.The Selects defeated Columbia Valley in the other game of the four-team, round-robin tournament 3-1.The one-two scoring punch of Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal led the Reps, with the latter scoring twice.Nelson advances to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in Kelowna. The Nelson Selects held off a pesky Kootenay South squad to nail down the Kootenay berth for the upcoming B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup next month in Kelowna.The Selects finished the Kootenay U15 Girl’s Playdowns with a 1-0 victory over West Kootenay rivals Sunday in Provincial Playdowns at the Lakeside Pitch.Aroha Taiatini-Senechal score the only goal the Selects would need and the back line of Jena Wheeldon, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek and Paige Lefranc kept the opposition off the scoresheet to lead the host club.last_img read more


first_imgAUNTJENN:  Third in the Grade II Sorrento Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs on dirt two starts back on Aug. 6, she was most recently fifth in a field of 12 in the one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf on Sept. 5 at Del Mar.  Trained by Kristin Mulhall, this Kentucky-bred by Uncle Mo is owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and will be making her fifth career start. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2016)–Eastern invaders Con Te Partiro and Happy Mesa, both minor stakes winners on turf, will take on a strong local contingent of 2-year-old fillies as a field of 11 will contest the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at one mile on turf Monday at Santa Anita.  With an eye to Nov. 4, the Surfer Girl will serve as a key prep to the Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. EASTERN INVADERS CON TE PARTIRO & HAPPY MESA TAKE ON STRONG LOCAL CONTINGENT AS 11 JUVENILE FILLIES CONTEST MILE ON TURF IN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES ON MONDAY CON TE PARTIRO:  Trained by Wesley Ward, this Kentucky-bred filly by Scat Daddy rated kindly in her third start and went on to an emphatic 5 ¾ length win going 5 ½ furlongs in a minor stakes at Saratoga Aug. 17.  A first-out maiden special weight winner going 4 ½ furlongs on dirt at Keeneland April 13, she has two wins from three starts and will try a route of ground for the first time on Monday.  Owned by Hat Creek Racing, Con Te Partiro will be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat. SHY:  Part of a deep local contingent, this filly by Kitten’s Joy comes off a big second in her debut, a one mile turf maiden special weight at Del Mar Sept. 5.  Forced to steady around the Club House turn and again in deep stretch, she was only beaten three quarters of a length while finishing with interest under Gary Stevens.  Owned by trainer Vann Belvior and his wife Sauci, Shy will be ridden back by Stevens and rates a big chance in her second try going a mile on grass. HAPPY MESA:  Undefeated in two starts at Laurel Park in Maryland and trained by H. Graham Motion, she parlayed a solid gate to wire maiden $40,000 claiming win going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt into a solid come from behind minor stakes win on Sept. 10 going the same distance on grass.  A Kentucky-bred filly by Sky Mesa, she has the pedigree to stretch out and remain on turf.  Owned by Jerry Romans, Charlie Spiring and Zoom and Fish Stable, Inc., she’ll be ridden for the first time by French-born sensation Florent Geroux, in what will likely by a Breeders’ Cup audition.center_img THE SURFER GIRL STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 6 of 9                                                                                                     Approximate post time 3 p.m. PST DEER VALLEY:  Owned by Glen Hill Farm, she comes off a game neck victory in a six furlong turf maiden special weight Sept. 15 at Keeneland, which was her second start.  A Kentucky-bred filly by Speightstown, she’s trained by Tom Proctor and will retain the services of Drayden Van Dyke.  Like most of her competition, she’ll try two turns for the first time on Saturday. SURFER GIRL TO SERVE AS PREP FOR GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF Happy Mesa–Florent Geroux–118Deer Valley–Drayden Van Dyke–118Con Te Partiro–Flavien Prat–118Simmy’s Temple–Santiago Gonzalez–120La Force–Rafael Bejarano–118Doowop Shedoo–Mike Smith–118Miss Southern Miss–Kent Desormeaux–118Miss Sugars–Tyler Baze–118Shy–Gary Stevens–118Lady Beware–Martin Garcia–118Auntjenn–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–118First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more


first_imgMore and more it appears Joe Pavelski and the Sharks’ other pending unrestricted free agents will be able to talk freely with other teams as soon as Sunday, potentially moving those players that much closer to leaving San Jose.Sharks general manager Doug Wilson met with Dan Plante, Pavelski’s agent, Friday in Vancouver before the start of the NHL Draft and there was little change in negotiations for a new contract, according to Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic. LeBrun also reported that …last_img


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We only have 3 good chances of rain in the next 21 days. The most significant of those chances come early next week. But, in-between events, we see long stretches of sunny dry weather.Nearby, we will be partly to mostly sunny today through Monday. Temps normal to above normal. Clouds will be on the increase Monday midday and afternoon.Showers and thunderstorms develop after midnight Monday night and continue through the day Tuesday. Coverage ends up at 70%, and rain totals can be from .25″-1.5″. Significantly heavier rains and strong thunderstorms develop over Lake Erie with some rains nearing 3 inches. We will have to watch for those to drift over far northern parts of the state, but right now are keeping excessively heavy rains out of our forecast. Even with out those storms, the best rain totals end up in northern Ohio.Turning out partly sunny Wednesday, and then staying mostly sunny through Monday the 19th. Temps will be a little cooler to start that period, but then will climb back to normal and above normal levels. The map at right shows 10 day rain potential.Scattered showers move in overnight Monday night into Tuesday the 20th. Rain totals are expected to be from .1″-.5″ with coverage at 80%.Sunny and dry for the 21st through the 23rd, then showers and storms develop again later on Saturday the 24th.last_img read more