Roosevelt House Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Wounded

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old man died and two others were wounded in a Roosevelt house fire early Friday morning, authorities said.Nassau County police and firefighters responded to the blaze on Debevoise Avenue, where they found the victim dead on the second floor at 2:20 a.m., officials said. His identity was not immediately available.Two others jumped from the second floor to escape. They suffered minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital.More than 100 firefighters responded to help the Roosevelt Fire Department extinguish the flames, including North Merrick, Baldwin, South Hempstead, Uniondale, Merrick, Freeport and North Bellmore.The Red Cross responded to assist the 10 residents that were left homeless.Arson/Bomb Squad detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire, which preliminarily appears to be non-suspicious and caused by an overloaded electrical connection.last_img read more

Accountability is key to cannabis lending

first_imgTony Gallo, managing partner of the Dallas-based Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, has been involved with retail businesses for more than 30 years and the cannabis industry for the last four. He suggests that financial institutions deal with cannabis businesses as they would any other high-risk business, such as those selling liquor, jewelry, firearms and tobacco.“There are lots of similarities with the Big Four,” he points out. As with them, credit unions should look into their cash management strategy before opening depository accounts for a cannabis business. It’s especially important to understand what mechanisms they have in place for security. How are they transporting cash? In addition, have they had any robberies or internal theft problems? Are they following all the rules set by the state? Are they following best security practices?Most states that allow cannabis use for any purpose (see map of states and what they allow) have applications to run a related business that require completing several hundred pages of paperwork. Just the security section of the application may be 40-60 pages. Looking at a business’s application gives a credit union a very good snapshot of that enterprise. Gallo’s company’s Texas security application section for pot businesses is about 50 pages long. “You have to be much more involved in your cannabis security planning than most businesses,” he says. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

CDC links 29 Salmonella cases with almonds

first_img The cases triggered recalls of raw almonds by Paramount Farms, Lost Hills, Calif., totaling about 13 million pounds by May 21. Most of the almonds probably were eaten months ago, but consumers may still have some of them, since their shelf life is more than a year, the CDC said. “Among 26 patients interviewed, 24 recalled eating raw almonds during the week before illness onset; 20 patients identified brands packaged or supplied by Paramount Farms,” the article states. Through store computer records, dates and places of almond purchase were identified in 10 cases. US and Canadian epidemiologists and health officials were notified of the outbreak, and laboratories were asked to check for reports of Salmonella Enteritidis organisms matching the outbreak strain, the CDC says. By Jun 2, 29 patients with Salmonella Enteritidis infections matching the two PFGE patterns had been found in 12 states and one Canadian province. “The current outbreak continued for months, and possibly for more than 1 year, without being detected,” the CDC says. The first clue to the outbreak emerged May 12, when an Oregon state laboratory identified five patients infected with Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis organisms that were matched by using two-enzyme pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), the article says. The only previous salmonellosis outbreak associated with tree nuts was discovered in 2001, when raw almonds were linked to Salmonella Enteritidis cases, mostly in Canada, according to the CDC. The almonds were traced to three California orchards that were all contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis with identical phage and PFGE patterns. Investigators have not yet found Salmonella contamination in almonds from Paramount Farms, the CDC reports. Tests of almonds recovered from one patient’s home and samples collected at Paramount were negative. However, Salmonella was found in one environmental sample collected at Paramount and in three samples from two almond huller-shellers that supplied Paramount during the outbreak period. PFGE tests of those samples have not yet been completed. Seven of the patients were hospitalized, but no one died, the CDC states in a supplement to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. A number of cases that occurred earlier in 2003 and involved Salmonella strains matching the outbreak strain are still under investigation.center_img Jun 4, 2004 (CIDRAP) – An investigation of Salmonella illness cases associated with raw almonds has identified 29 cases in 12 states and one Canadian province, dating back as far as September 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. CDC. Outbreak of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis infections associated with raw almonds—United States and Canada, 2003-2004. MMWR 2004;53(Dispatch):1-3 [Full text] The article notes that California produces about 80% of the world’s almonds and almost all almonds sold in the United States. The almonds subject to recall, besides being sold domestically, were exported to France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Lengthy interviews with the patients about their eating and shopping in the days before their illness revealed that all had eaten Kirkland Signature raw almonds bought at Costco stores and that they had no other food exposures in common. By examining data from general food-consumption surveys in Oregon, investigators determined that an association between the five cases and the almonds was highly probable. The CDC says it is not clear how almonds become contaminated with Salmonella, and California and federal officials are continuing to investigate. “Typical harvesting, drying, and hulling-shelling practices readily enable cross-contamination,” the agency says.last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Tremont Flooding Helped Inspire Aggressive Restore Pennsylvania Plan

first_img March 07, 2019 Governor Wolf: Tremont Flooding Helped Inspire Aggressive Restore Pennsylvania Plan Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Tremont, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today returned to Tremont, Schuylkill County, to see the ongoing recovery after devastating flash flooding last summer. After the tour, the governor highlighted Restore Pennsylvania, his aggressive plan to improve flood protection and Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure.“I visited Tremont after the flooding last year and was frustrated that Pennsylvania lacks the funding this community needs to recover and prevent future floods,” said Governor Wolf. “The experiences of communities like Tremont are a reason why I’m proposing Restore Pennsylvania.“Restore Pennsylvania will provide the funding to help communities with the high cost of flood control projects to keep our homes and businesses safe. Restore Pennsylvania will also help homeowners put their lives back together after severe storms by establishing a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that FEMA will not fund.”The governor was joined by Senator David Argall, representatives Mike Tobash and Neil Goodman, Tremont Mayor Ricky Ney and other local officials.Governor Wolf’s bold infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, would be funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including High Speed Internet Access, Storm Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, Downstream Manufacturing, Business Development, and Energy Infrastructure, Demolition, Revitalization, and Renewal, and Transportation Capital Projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about local needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.Storm Preparedness and Disaster RecoveryCritical Flood Control InfrastructureRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding for flood prevention that will protect against severe weather and save homes and businesses in flood prone areas across the state. Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.Helping Families RebuildRestore Pennsylvania will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ruter, Zevenbergen race to 2K wins on Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night

first_imgRyan Ruter scored the $2,000 checkers along with a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night event. (Photo by Chad Meyer)ALGONA, Iowa (July 26) – The crowd at Kossuth County Speedway thanked the men and women who have served in our military, then applauded $2,000 feature winners Ryan Ruter and Elijah Zevenbergen during the Thursday Veterans’ Night event.Ruter was running third and in the right place to capitalize when Kyle Strickler and Jeremy Mills tangled up front in the IMCA Modified main.He led to the finish, running the top line and taking the checkers ahead of Wehrs Dash at the Clash winner Kelly Shryock, Ethan Dotson, Rob Hughes and Nick Meyer.Ruter had taken the initial green flag from the fifth spot, Shryock from ninth.“There were a lot of good cars there. It was a fun race, for sure,” Ruter said following the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying win. “The track was really good and we got to take home the big payday.”Forty-nine IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars in all vied at Algona and Zevenbergen led that main event most of the way despite the best efforts of Derek Green and Kyle Frederick.Elijah Zevenbergen prevailed over a stellar field in collecting the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win on Veterans’ Night at Kossuth County Speedway. (Photo by Chad Meyer)Zevenbergen had passed Green for the front spot early on, then navigated lapped traffic before a restart with four to go put the rest of the field on his back bumper.“It was a top of the line field for sure. A lot of the best guys out there were here tonight,” he said. “I won, but not by much.”Green ended in second while Frederick, who had pulled alongside Zevenbergen a couple times, was third. Thirteenth starting Curt Lund and 15th starting Damon Murty were next across the stripe.Murty had won his ‘B’ feature in making the grid.Other feature winners Thursday were Cody Nielsen, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Colby Fett, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, and Jay DeVries, Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan Ruter; 2. Kelly Shryock; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Rob Hughes; 5. Nick Meyer; 6. Tad Reutzel; 7. Eric Elliott; 8. Cody Knecht; 9. Ben Schultze; 10. Scott Anderson; 11. Mat Hollerich; 12. Ben Kraus; 13. Todd Stinehart; 14. Stacey Mills; 15. Jeff Feaster; 16. Kyle Strickler; 17. Josh Ruby; 18. Lyle Sathoff; 19. Loren Pesicka Jr.; 20. Jeremy Mills.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Derek Green; 3. Kyle Frederick; 4. Curt Lund; 5. Damon Murty; 6. Abe Huls; 7. Dustin Larson; 8. Randy Brands; 9. Calvin Lange; 10. Brandon Czarapata; 11. Andy Altenburg; 12. Luke Sathoff; 13. Dan Mackenthun; 14. John Wiemann; 15. Jarod Weepie; 16. Mel Elsberry; 17. Craig Berhow; 18. Rick Mees; 19. Bruce Wickman; 20. David Wickman; 21. Kevin Opheim; 22. Dusty Van Horn; 23. Jeff Mueller; 24. Shawn Wagner; 25. Jeff Larson; 26. Jesse Ely; 27. Kyle Vanover; 28. Jake Masters; 29. Chad Palmer; 30. Dan Hanselman.last_img read more

Learn more about the actual COVID-19 test

first_imgHave you wondered what the COVID-19 test is like or wondered if the videos are real?  If you’ve seen the test (because there are plenty of social media videos), then it is described as if someone is poking your brain: about ten seconds of mild discomfort or extreme anguish, depending on whom you ask.The test, which requires a sample to be taken from the back of the throat, is done with a nasopharyngeal swab, which basically looks like a giant Q-tip. The swab is inserted into a patient’s nose, twisted around, and yanked out. According to one doctor, it takes ten seconds for a calm patient to complete the test. Some patients have to get multiple swabs.Tests results can vary in availablity from 24 hours to up to 12 days depending on the lab it is sent to. Advice from doctors included rest, hydration and isolation. Your testing location will call with the results when they become available.  Health officials all say that if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mildly, just treat it as if you have the virus. Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home according to the CDC.If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to arouseBluish lips or face*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.last_img read more

FedEx to hire 70,000 for the holidays

first_imgIf you are looking to make a little extra cash for the holiday season then you are in luck! FedEx has just announced that they will be hiring around 70,000 workers to help with their expected holiday season rush.The announcement was made on Monday stating that the majority of new hires will be seasonal employees:” As our team of more than 500,000 team members is busy preparing to deliver the holidays, we once again expect to see a large number of packages traverse our global network over the 2020 peak holiday shipping season,” FedEx said in a statement.The company also says that in addition to hiring more employees, they will also be raising their shipping rates due to demand.The rate hike will take place in January of 2021.last_img

DEFY beats Bangor Y in first meet of season

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team defeated the Bangor YMCA in its first dual meet of the season on Saturday at DEFY.DEFY won with a score of 601-306 and scored first place finishes in 54 of 73 races.Of 101 DEFY swimmers, 16 qualified for the YMCA New England championships: Sam Alvarado, Brandon Aponte, Kristy Barry, Madelyn Copithorne, Owen Frank, Sidney Hamilton, Talor Hamilton, Lilja Hanson, Camden Holmes, Cooper Holmes, Ella Montgomery, Calvin Nelson, Sam Pelletier, Hayden Sattler, Isaac Weaver and Hannah Wood.DEFY’s next dual meet is Dec. 5 against Mount Desert Island.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIndividual resultsRelay resultslast_img

COVID Pandemic: English Premier League set to resume

first_imgLondon: As the English Premier League season resumes on Wednesday after being stopped since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a host of safety protocols that needs to be followed. Among them will be no spitting and no handshakes. “Maintain distance during goal celebrations. No handshakes. No spitting or nose-clearing. Use hand-sanitisers before and after every match,” these are among the guidelines for during a game under ‘Player Behaviour’ as directed on the Premier League’s official website. There will also be bigger technical areas with trainers’ benches being expanded to enable social-distancing during the match, the statement on premierleague.com, said. “This can include using seats next to the bench or reallocating seats to provide the required distance between people. For example, substitutes can be seated in designated areas in the stands behind the benches. “Those people in the technical area must maintain social-distancing, with zones marked out to guide them.” As far as guidelines after the match are concerned, “players should seek to restrict their interaction with opponents.” “With bigger squads and a high number of matches in a short period of time following the restart, the value of warm-downs in clubs’ fitness programmes is greater. “These should last no more than 25 minutes and are likely to be staggered for each team,” said the statement on warm-ups. The Premier League, which has been suspended since March 13, will resume on Wednesday with the first two fixtures seeing Aston Villa host Sheffield United and Manchester City face Arsenal. IANSAlso Watch: In an exclusive conversation with Diptanil Barua only on The Sentinel Assamlast_img read more

Cricket News Mayank Agarwal slams second fifty, puts India on top in Sydney Test vs Australia

first_imgNew Delhi: Mayank Agarwal had waited for a very long time to get an opportunity in the Indian cricket team. When he got the opportunity in Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test, he grabbed it with both hands by slamming a magnificent 76. His calm composure and assured technique against both pace and spin has yielded Indian cricket another great find at the top of the order. In the Sydney Test, he enhanced his reputation further by registering his second fifty in three innings to put India in a brilliant position against Australia after Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat on a greenish Sydney Cricket Ground wicket.Agarwal was in great touch and he looked to counterattack after his opening partner KL Rahul departed cheaply yet again. He got going with a boundary through extra cover off Pat Cummins as he and Cheteshwar Pujara got going. After the first boundary, Agarwal was in the flow and drove well against Cummins and Mitchell Starc. However, towards the first session, the Karnataka right-hander was troubled by the short-pitched barrage from Starc. One ball hit him on the elbow which required some medical attention while one bouncer hit him on the glove to balloon over the slips. He survived the torrid session and was in a good position to reach yet another landmark.Read More | India vs Australia, live score, 4th Test: Agarwal misses ton againFollowing the lunch break, Agarwal notched up his second fifty by hammering a wide ball from Starc to the deep cover fence as Peter Siddle, the substitute gave chase. As the fielder stopped the ball, his foot touched the rope and it gave Agarwal his milestone. After reaching the landmark, the right-handed batsman opened up. He pulled Cummins to the deep square leg fence and lofted Nathan Lyon for two sixes, one over long on and one over long off as he targeted Australia’s premier spinner.Read More | Kapil Dev hails Indian cricket team’s current crop of fast bowlersHowever, in the quest for aggression, Agarwal miscued one lofted shot and holed out to Starc at long on to depart for 77, his highest Test score following his 76 in Melbourne. Agarwal, who was called up to the Indian side only after Prithvi Shaw was declared unfit for the entire series, has made the Indian top order steady with his contributions. It could be a matter of time before Agarwal has his first century in Tests. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more