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Cops Seek Help IDing Man Found Dead in Westbury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Do you recognize this man?Nassau County police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a man who was found dead in Westbury eight months ago.Missing Persons Squad detectives released a photo Friday of the unidentified man in the hope that someone will recognize him.The man was described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 133 pounds with blue eyes, a white mustache and was wearing a yellow Polo shirt with the initials “MHP.”A police spokesman said detectives “have exhausted all leads in identifying this individual.”He was found at 2:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at 1196 Prospect Ave., police said.Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who may know the identity of this person or any family members, to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477) or any member of the Nassau County Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347.last_img read more

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Sparks: The Warriors earned their spot as an all-time great team…from this era

first_imgSomething those of us that work in sports media, and sports fans in general, love to do when we see greatness is compare it to past greatness.I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked if all-time Team A could beat all-time Team B in a head-to-head contest.When the Golden State Warriors finished off the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second title in three seasons, the talk began as to where the Warriors land in the scope of all-time greats.The talk was ramped up earlier this week when …last_img read more

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Mars Makeover Underway

first_imgAmazing claims about Mars are coming in almost too fast to fathom, reports Space.Com, especially from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter.  These include evidence for recently active volcanos, frozen ice beds, methane and vestiges of glaciers and waterfalls.  Activity is “only yesterday” in the standard geological timescale.  One said, “it could start up again tomorrow.”  Victor R. Baker (U. of Arizona) also talks about these findings in Nature.1.  See also “Mars still alive, experts agree” on the BBC News, and a New Scientist article that claims some of the activity may still be going on today.   The discussion about heat, methane and water is also triggering more verbal outgassing about possible life on Mars.  Though it is becoming less likely to find life at the surface, Leonard David on Space.com says, “it is not unreasonable to suggest that life on Mars not only emerged but could have survived to the present in underground niches.”1Victor R. Baker, “Planetary science: Picturing a recently active Mars,” Nature 434, 280 – 283 (17 March 2005); doi:10.1038/434280a.It would be very exciting to find active volcanos on Mars, and would raise new questions about the age of the planet: how could a smaller planet than Earth remain hot today?  The halitosis from the media about finding life comes from the Chef Charlie cookbook.  Recipe for life: heat rocks in a warm little pond till mud broth forms, sprinkle with meteorites, then store in a cave and wait a few million years.  When methane is emitted, it’s done.  Season with balderdash on a website.  Serves a million suckers.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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67 Blankets for Mandela claims a world record

first_img29 April 2016Shout out to everyone the record was broken 17181sm! @buzpr @CapeTalk @NelsonMandela thank you knitwits all over! pic.twitter.com/aTOfwPNgWA— 67 Blankets (@67Blankets) April 22, 2016The 67 Blankets for Mandela campaign encourages people from all over the world, and now prisoners from across the country, to contribute handmade blankets towards creating a giant world record-breaking blanket, while contributing to a good cause.The campaign has confirmed that the Guinness Book of Records has officially recognised the organisation’s successful world record attempt at creating the world’s biggest blanket.Over 10 300 crocheted blankets will soon be distributed to those in need – thanks to @67Blankets @Carolyn_Steyn pic.twitter.com/88Dlexk727— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 24, 2016On 22 April 2016, thousands of blanket contributions from as far afield as Asia, the United States and Australia, as well as blankets handmade by South African prisoners – totalling over 20 tons of handmade blankets – were stitched and combined at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl‚ Western Cape. The combined blanket covered 17 181 square metres‚ five times larger than last year’s blanket record achieved through a similar idea in India.Knitters set world record for Nelson Mandela @67blankets #KnitWits #yeswewool #wedidit https://t.co/dQPEJMAJXy pic.twitter.com/WlnQ3S93CS— TheLuvvie (@Sinkins_E) April 26, 2016The 67 Blankets for Mandela organisation, inspired by the life and values of Nelson Mandela, approached South African prisoners to crochet and contribute their unique blanket designs to the record attempt, using almost R7-million worth of donated yarn.Drakenstein was an appropriate venue: It was from this facility that Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom on 11 February 1990.All blankets that formed part of the world record will be distributed to the poor.In August 2015‚ campaign founder Carolyn Steyn, together National Commissioner of Correctional Services Zach Modise, established an initiative to introduce blanket-making in prisons as part of prisoners’ rehabilitation. “The initiative offers an opportunity for inmates from across the country to give back to society‚” Modise said at the launch. “The key to rehabilitation is empowering offenders with skills to function effectively in society upon their release.”Since the organisation’s launch in 2014‚ the enthusiasm of KnitWits for Madiba – as contributors call themselves – has spread around the world. But for Steyn the prisoners’ participation was a “momentous” new direction for the concept: “Thousands of men and women serving sentences in South Africa will be largely responsible for keeping thousands upon thousands of people in impoverished communities warmer over all the winters to come‚ in the name of the greatest prisoner of them all‚ is. indicative of a healing nation‚” Steyn said at the record attempt.Watch a video clip of the successful world record attempt:Source: SABC Newslast_img read more

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Underestimating and Overestimating

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now We massively underestimate how much small actions, taken consistently over time, start to stack up when it comes to producing results. Because the action itself is seemingly small, it is difficult to recognize the accumulation of impact it makes over time. This makes it very easy not to take these small actions, consistently, in the first place.We overestimate the value of massive action taken sporadically and inconsistently. A great expenditure of effort every once in a while does very little as it pertains to producing long-term results. Even though we know long term results are not achieved through massive action taken only occasionally, we still try to make up for lost time by cramming.We overestimate the likelihood that a trend in one direction is likely to continue in that direction unabated. We believe that because things are improving, they will keep improving. Or because something is getting worse, it can only get worse, still. Progress (or regress) isn’t a straight line in either direction, and even the strongest trends are subject to reversals.We underestimate the power of infusing work with meaning and purpose when it comes to producing results. We believe that money is a replacement for culture and that it is not necessary to inspire people when you are paying them for their work. We underestimate the importance of belonging.We overestimate the power of rules and force to effect behavioral change, believing that human beings will do their best work when given strong direction alone. Because force is easier to use than persuasion, we rely too heavily on power, even when it is the weaker choice of weaker men.We overestimate the value of money and underestimate the value of our health. Money is valuable and necessary. If given the choice to have too little or too much, it’s smart to err on the side of too much. Health is no different. If you are going to go too far in one direction, make an attempt to be too healthy.Consistency and purpose are difficult to underestimate if we’re honest with ourselves, and that honesty is the first step to being consistent and purpose driven.last_img read more

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Man arrested for firing at Mainpuri BJP district president

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police have arrested a person for allegedly shooting at Mainpuri BJP district president Alok Gupta.Ravi Chauhan alias Ruchin was arrested on Monday and a .32 bore unlicensed pistol along with four live cartridges were recovered from him, Mainpuri police said.The incident took place on October 14 night when three persons on motorcycles came to the house of Mr. Gupta and allegedly fired at him with pistols.The other two suspects, identified as Gaurav Chauhan and Mohit, are still absconding, police said.Superintendent of Police Mainpuri Ajai Shankar Rai said all three were involved in illegal acts and ran a gambling business, which was shut down by the police.Mr. Rai said the accused alleged that the police acted on the directions of the BJP district president and shut down their gambling business.“Out of frustration and to teach him [Mr. Gupta] a lesson, they fired at him,” the SP said.last_img read more

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Phoenix open to more trades after failed PBA Govs’ Cup bid

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Obviously, [we have] a need for additional big man in the draft. We don’t need just one, we need two more big men. Doug (Kramer) played well today, but we don’t have any more big man yet to complement, especially in the all-Filipino,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia after a loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday eliminated the Fuel Masters from playoff contention.“Our bigs like Willie Wilson, Eriobu are small bigs. We’re looking at the draft and of course, we are open to trades. We always discuss with management whatever comes our way that’s how we rebuild.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Fuel Masters made several moves this season. They traded second-year playmaker Simon Enciso to Alaska for veteran guard RJ Jazul, before acquiring former national team mainstay Jeff Chan from Rain or Shine, who got Mark Borboran and a future second round pick in return.Phoenix have also unloaded flashy guard Cyrus Baguio and got Dylan Ababou and NLEX’s 2020 second round pick. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Phoenix has had a busy season after being involved in several trade deals.The Fuel Masters, however, aren’t done yet in revamping their roster especially after a failed campaign in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s really painful, disappointing conference for us. It’s more painful knowing it’s our first time to miss the quarterfinals. A lot more sleepless nights especially that we’re going to have to wait until December for the all-Filipino before we can play again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PVL: San Beda thwarts St. Benilde for second win Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The team also took part in a three-team deal that sent TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo to Meralco on Monday where the Fuel Masters let go of rookie Norbert Torres and ended up with the Bolts’ first round pick in this year’s draft and the KaTropa’s second round pick in 2019.Phoenix had a promising start this conference, winning its first two games. But the Fuel Masters’ campaign took a turn for the worse after their explosive import Eugene Phelps suffered a foot injury last month and star swingman Matthew Wright missed five games due to national team commitments.“Honestly, we didn’t know that Eugene’s injury was a stress fracture on his left foot. He was playing with pain and he wasn’t the same,” Vanguardia recalled. “We had to make a change, and Brandon (Brown) wasn’t in shape yet. We lost that long preparation we had before the conference.”“We also didn’t get lucky with the schedule. Our national team player missed the most out of our games. He missed five games this conference. It was tough because we saw how he can deliver when he’s with us for long stretches,” Vanguardia said of Wright.Wright unleashed 36 points while Brandon Brown added 33 points and 20 rebounds, but despite their big production, Phoenix still went on to drop its eighth straight game.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

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KTM CEO recognises the role played by Bajaj Auto India in helping it grow across world markets

first_imgKTM Duke 200Pune-based two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto has played a major role in KTM’s global expansion, according to the KTM CEO Stephan Pierer. It is expected that over 22,000 KTM bikes will be sold in the domestic market, indicating a growth of over 100 per cent. Incidentally, these bikes have between 95 per cent and 98 per cent local content.Pierer said, “The joint development and strategic alliance have given us the position of entering all emerging markets. The Japanese are (now) the only competition, everyone else is a niche player,” he said, adding that approximately 45,000 units, or nearly a third of the 1.4-lakh bikes KTM forecasts it will sell outside of India during 2014 will be exported from Bajaj’s Chakan plant. “Putting aside rumours that Bajaj Auto was looking to hike its current 48 per cent stake in KTM Power Sports AG, the holding company of KTM Sportsmotorcycles AG, Bajaj Auto India MD Rajiv Bajaj said that the partnership was not based on front-end or financial consideration. “It is more an integration of two kitchens, and of cooking together,” he was quoted as saying. This was at the launch of the KTM RC 390 and RC 200 on Tuesday.Bajaj Auto had first acquired 14.5 per cent equity in KTM in the year 2007. Though the Austrian company had reported a loss of over ?80 million, this was turned around last year as it gave Bajaj Auto its maiden dividend.KTM projects that by 2020, it will sell 2.5 lakh bikes in global markets, of which one lakh units will be exported from India. Much like existing products KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200, the new bikes are also being manufactured at Chakan near Pune.  advertisementlast_img read more

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Ashes 2017, 3rd Test: Dawid Malan’s maiden hundred puts England in command on opening day

first_imgDawid Malan’s maiden hundred in Test cricket couldn’t have come at a better time.England, who are trailing 0-2 in the Ashes series, were in desperate need for some inspiration which came on the first day of the third Test at Perth from the 30-year-old middle order batsman.Electing to bat first, England had the worst possible start when former skipper Alastair Cook, playing in his 150th Test, was trapped leg-before on 7 by Mitchell Starc.James Vince then joined Marcus Stoneman at the crease and the duo shared a 63-run stand before Josh Hazlewood got the former out on 25.Captain Joe Root once again failed to capitalise on a good start and fell for 20. That brought Malan to the crease with England 115 for 3.Stoneman soon fell for 56 leaving England in some bother at 131-4. Then Malan, with a chancy 110 not out, and Bairstow, 75 not out, lifted the tourists’ sagging fortunes to finish the day on 305-4.England was helped in its cause by Australia dropping three catches and missing an opportunity to run out Malan.Malan survived a run out on 32, and was dropped on 92 by Cameron Bancroft off Starc’s first delivery with the second new ball.Dropped! Malan on 92, he edges one first ball against the second new ball and Bancroft puts it down coming across from third slip #Ashes- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 14, 2017He brought up his maiden Test ton in his eighth match by pulling Hazlewood for his 13th four. He batted for 242 minutes in all and faced 174 balls. He hit 15 boundaries and a top-edged six off Starc.advertisementPhoto Credit: AP The first century by an England batsman in the series couldn’t have come at a better time, as England must win this Test to keep the series alive. Australia won the first two Tests convincingly.Bairstow was promoted to bat at No. 6 in a small change to the unchanged lineup. He joined Malan after opener Stoneman was contentiously dismissed for 56.Stoneman played a dogged innings against a barrage of short-pitch bowling. He was dropped twice and hit on the helmet all within five deliveries.Out of Stoneman’s shadow, Malan dominated Australia’s three-pronged pace attack that had rattled the tourists.Malan came to the crease when skipper Joe Root fell for 20, followed soon after by Stoneman.Upon reaching his half-century with a top-edged cut off fast bowler Hazlewood, Stoneman was dropped on 52 by first slip Mitchell Marsh, and then felled by a Hazlewood bouncer that broke his helmet. He received medical attention on the field.Still on 52, Stoneman fended another short delivery but a diving Nathan Lyon couldn’t get his fingers under the falling ball.After staying on the same score for more than 30 minutes, Stoneman finally edged Hazlewood for his 10th boundary to move to 56.But his dour innings was cut short when he was adjudged caught behind after Australia referred a not out decision to television umpire Aleem Dar. The videos were inconclusive as to whether the Starc delivery brushed Stoneman’s gloves en route to wicketkeeper Tim Paine. But there was a small amount of evidence indicating ball on glove, and Stoneman was given out. Players in the England dressing room were visibly upset over the decision.Plenty of debate after that review! Thoughts? #Ashes @Gillette #CloseMatters pic.twitter.com/NozC4L6O8T- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 14, 2017England started the day positively, with Stoneman stroking four boundaries in the space of five balls, including three in succession against Starc.Alastair Cook was first out, the former skipper managing just 7 off 26 balls in his 150th Test before Starc pinned him on the crease and trapped him.Stoneman shared a 63-run second-wicket stand with James Vince (25), which was broken by Hazlewood just before lunch.Root was out for 20 when he edged a legside catch to Paine off fast bowler Pat Cummins.The start of the game was overshadowed by a British newspaper report alleging international attempts to fix parts of it.The Sun published purported evidence of bookmakers offering to sell details of rigged periods of play for betting purposes.The International Cricket Council immediately launched an investigation, supported by the cricket boards of Australia and England.”From my initial assessment of the material, there is no evidence, either from The Sun or via our own intelligence, to suggest the current test match has been corrupted,” ICC anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall said. “At this stage of the investigation, there is no indication that any players in this test have been in contact with the alleged fixers.”advertisement(Courtesy: AP)last_img read more

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