Panic Alarms Coming to Nassau Schools

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County officials are planning to distribute panic alarms to all schools in the county, allowing expedited contact with police more quickly than calling 911.Each school will receive five of the county-funded wireless devices that will connect directly with the Nassau County Police Department’s Communications Bureau—a plan designed to increase police response times in the event of a school shooting.The devices establishe a two-way microphone between the school and police that will stay activated and record until terminated by the police.The plan comes after Suffolk County this year enacted the School Active Violence Emergency hotline that provides direct lines from school buildings that will automatically dial the police department’s 911 center supervisor, who can immediately dispatch officers.Nassau authorities have also been hosting seminars to teach schools how to deal with active shooters as a precaution against massacres like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.Officials plan to discuss the panic alarms at a press conference Tuesday at Carle Place High School.last_img read more

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Woman stabs boyfriend for looking through her phone

first_imgA Florida woman has been arrested after she reportedly stabbed her boyfriend multiple times because he looked through her phone.The incident occurred Thursday around 4:25 am in Gainesville, Florida.Officials say when they responded to the home, they were told that 25-year-old Ashanti Bradley and her boyfriend got into an argument about infidelity after he found messages between Bradley and another man on her phone.The victim says when he got into Bradley’s face during the argument, he then felt something in his shoulder area. When he looked down he realized that he had been stabbed with a knife.The victim and Bradley then began fighting over the knife at which point the victim was stabbed two more times in the neck and in the shoulder before the blade broke off inside of the victim.The victim was able to get the blade out of his body and called the police.Bradley told deputies that she was fearful for her life so during the argument she tucked a knife in her waistband.  Deputies later determined that Bradley acted of her own freewill and had no injuries to her person.She has since been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and has a $30,000 bond.last_img read more

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National Animal Poison Prevention Week

first_imgSubmitted by Joint Animal ServicesAwareness is the key to preventing poisoning emergencies.  It only takes a few minutes to educate yourself on how to pet-proof appropriately and avoid a possible heart-breaking situation.   Follow the same general tips for humans to protect your animals.  In addition to those precautions here are some tips especially for your pet:Never give your pet human medications including pain relievers, vitamins or supplements.  Store them where animals cannot accidentally get them.Be aware that some human foods including bread dough, chocolate, onions and garlic and alcohol can have dire consequences for animals.  When in doubt if it is harmful, the best advice is to avoid it and keep it out of reach.Keep all insecticides, rodenticides, lawn products and any other chemical products well out of reach of animals and use caution when applying them to insure that animals don’t come in contact with them.Read the product labels before you begin using any pet products such as flea or tick treatments–some that are fine for dogs are toxic to cats.Be aware of your houseplants.  Many common houseplants can cause kidney damage to your pet if swallowed.If you think your pet may have ingested something harmful take action immediately.  Contact your veterinarian or call the Pet Poison Hotline at 1-800-213-6680 or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 (there is a charge for these services). Facebook26Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Olympia Fall Arts Walk Features New Event Shuttle

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaOlympia Fall Arts Walk takes place Friday, October 5 (5:00 p.m. ‐ 10:00 p.m.) and Saturday, October 6 (12:00 p.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.). This year introduces a new shuttle to connect downtown locations and increase event accessibility. An event mini-bus will loop the downtown area on both Friday and Saturday during regular event times. Pick up locations will be at The Olympia Center, near the LOTT’s Wet Science Center, Artesian Well, Arts Walk Core, and near Columbia St & 5th Avenue. The shuttle is free and wheelchair accessible. The exact route can be found in both the online interactive map and the printed event maps, available now at participating downtown business, The Olympia Center and Olympia City Hall.To download an Arts Walk map, and for event previews & highlights visit: www.olympiawa.gov/artswalkTo access our online interactive map visit: www.olympiawa.gov/artswalkmapFollow the event on the City of Olympia Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/cityofolympiaAbout Arts WalkOlympia Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts both regionally and nationally. Since October 1990, thousands gather in downtown Olympia in both the fall and spring for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage people. Many of our unique downtown businesses and organizations transform their spaces into creative hubs filled with art, demonstrations, and performances. In the streets and sidewalks you will find pop up performances and places to connect around almost every corner.Attendees are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation to and from the event. Please be aware of event related street closures and tow zones.Arts Walk is presented by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and Olympia Arts Commission, with support from Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Capitol Heating & Cooling, Timberland Bank, MIXX 96fm and Oly Arts.last_img read more

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This Bomber team soars to Mount Sentinel Junior Girl’s title

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers junior girls volleyball team strung together an undefeated streak to capture the Mount Sentinel Junior Girls Invitational tournament on Saturday afternoon.The Bombers needed a come-from-behind effort over J.L Crowe in the tournament final to clinch the title.In a spirited opening game of the match, the LVR team fell behind early and despite a strong comeback late in the game fell short 25-23 in the best-of-three. A back and forth second game saw LVR setter Hanna Quinn serve for the game which went to the Bombers 27-25. “The girls seemed to struggle with focus in this match,” said Bombers coach Jennifer Kidd.“After beating J.L. Crowe twice in two sets in the round robin, I think they were a little over confident. Then when they were down by quite a few points they became nervous and started to scramble. They needed to be aggressive and trust each other.”The Bombers found the groove that helped the team win the round robin of the tournament in the third game. The LVR juniors came out with a 15-8 win when middle Bailey Stefani put away the match with a solid hit. “What an amazing finish to the weekend,” said Kidd.“The girls came together and worked as a team, not an easy task when you’re down a few points. They listened to us and to each other, they trusted each other and dug in to fight for each and every point to finish the match.”[Assistant coach] Megan [Rushton] and I are so proud of the determination shown by each of the girls.”The Junior Bombers will now travel to Nakusp on Thursday for a play day.last_img read more

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Kallis commits to 2015 World Cup

first_img‘Maturity’“At the moment we have a youthful ODI batting line-up, and Jacques brings a maturity that will be invaluable in developing the new generation,” Domingo said. Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat commented: “Jacques is an extraordinary player who appreciates the ODI team building process that is currently under way. His availability is welcomed and CSA will do everything possible to help him achieve his personal ambitions while building a new generation ODI team.” “It remains my aspiration to be available for the 2015 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup but, at the same time, I know as an all-rounder approaching my 38th birthday, I will need to assess my future in the game season by season. “Playing for my country has always been both a huge honour and a privilege,” Kallis said in a statement on Tuesday. South Africa currently occupies fifth place in the International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings, which, given 2013’s poor run is a little surprising. However, the addition of the proven quality and experience of Kallis should help the team produce better results. Cricketing great Jacques Kallis has repeated his intention to extend his one-day international career and be part of the South African team at the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australasia. In terms of the sheer weight of numbers, his career as an all-rounder in ODI and test cricket is unmatched in the history of cricket. ‘Mentally and physically refreshed’ South Africa has played the majority of the team’s matches without four world-class players. Without them, it is unreasonable to expect the Proteas to challenge for the number one ranking in ODIs. “The plan is to bring him back into the ODI squad for the home series against India in November.center_img 2013 recordThe Proteas’ record in 2013 has been poor: seven wins, 10 defeats and a tie. The key statistic in that time is this: Dale Steyn seven matches, Graeme Smith seven matches, Morne Morkel eight matches, and Jacques Kallis zero matches. 21 August 2013 Proteas head coach Russell Domingo weighed in, saying: “We are scheduled to play 30 ODIs between now and the start of the World Cup and we cannot expect Jacques to play every match. If we were to do that we would limit his longevity and we don’t want that. In that time, Kallis has played only four matches, with the last of those being on 29 February 2012. They won all four of them. Since January 2012, the Proteas – the number one team in test cricket – have been nothing more than average in the 50 overs a side format. They have played 31 matches, won 15, lost 14 and tied one. Career statisticsIn 321 one-day internationals, he has tallied 11 498 runs at an excellent average of 45.26 runs. As a bowler, he has captured 270 wickets at 31.69, with an economy rate of 4.82 run per over. He has also taken 125 catches. “At the moment, I am feeling mentally and physically refreshed and I am looking forward to carry on playing for my country as long as possible.” SAinfo and Cricket South Africalast_img read more

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Quarter-finals begin at National Youth Championships

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThe quarter-finalists of the National Youth Championships have been decided on day three at the Sunshine Coast Stadium.As expected Queensland Secondary Schools Touch and New South Wales Combined High Schools have dominated proceedings in the girls and boys’ divisions.They finished on top of the table in their respective groups and divisions.In the girls, QSST remained undefeated as did NSWCHS.QSST finished first followed by New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges, South Queensland Swans and New South Wales Touch Association Development Team.NSWTA Development sneaked into the top four on a superior for and against from South Australia Heat who were the unlucky ones to miss out.In Pool B, NSWCHS finished on top followed by Victoria, Brisbane City Cobras and Sunshine Coast.In the boys’ division, NSWCHS were winners of Pool A, finishing ahead of Central Queensland Bulls, NSWTA Development and Brisbane City Cobras.In Pool B, QSST was first followed by NSWCCC, Western Tigers and New South Wales Combined Independent Schools.The quarter-finals start at 3.30pm on Friday with the winners advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday.Girls’ quarter-finals:QSST v Sunshine Coast.NSWCHS v NSWTA Development.NSWCCC v Brisbane City Cobras.Victoria v South Queensland Swans.Boys’ quarter-finals:NSWCHS v NSWCIS.QSST v Brisbane City Cobras.Central Queensland Bulls v Western Tigers.NSWCCC v NSWTA Development.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNYC quarter-finalslast_img read more

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Aussie Women’s Work their Magic

first_img@Eden_RichardsThe Australian Women’s Open side has put on a clinical performance to defeat New Zealand 10-3 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday night.Aussie Tamika Upton stole the show, constantly bamboozling the Kiwi defence to score a hat-trick of touchdowns in an excellent individual effort.Doubles to Danielle Davis and Laura Peattie provided great support for Upton, with a six-touchdown to one second half seeing Australia seal victory.The Aussies led from start to finish and are now 1-0 up in the best of three Trans Tasman Series. After a scoreless first 5 minutes it was Australia who broke the deadlock, with Rachelle Davis latching onto a beautiful ball from sister Danielle Davis to make the score 1-0 in the 6th minute.New Zealand hit back straight away, tying the score at 1-1 courtesy of some fancy footwork from Mahina Paul in the 7th minute.Danielle Davis continued her strong start to the match, dummying and scoring in the 10th minute to give her Australia a 2-1 lead at the halfway point of the first half.The Aussies extended their lead in the 14th minute, with Ashleigh Kearney using her speed to beat two Kiwi defenders in the centre of the park.A wonderful cut-out ball from New Zealander Tara Mohi found Kate Day in the 18th minute and she crossed on the left wing to keep the Kiwis in touch at 3-2.But Australia hit back seconds later, with a slick sequence of team passing putting Upton over to give the side a 4-2 lead.This is how it stayed to finish the first half and Australia made the perfect start to the second stanza, scoring within the first minute of play through Samantha Rodgers.The lead then grew to four touchdowns in the 22nd minute, with Danielle Davis scoring her second to put Australia up 6-2. New Zealand found themselves in real trouble in the 26th minute as Peattie crossed for the first of her two touchdowns to make it 7-2.Upton then stole the show for Australia, making a 60m break to score a great individual touchdown that all but sealed the match for the Aussies halfway through the second half.That 8-2 lead soon became 9-2, with Upton grabbing her third touchdown with seven minutes to play.New Zealand managed a consolation touchdown in the 36th minute courtesy of Cassandra Engler, but the damage had already been done as they trailed 9-3.Australia capped off a big win in the 39th minute, with Peattie scoring her second touchdown to make it 10-3 to the Aussies with just over a minute to play.That’s how the scoreline stayed in what was a dominant display from AustraliaThe Aussies now have all the momentum heading into Day Two as they look to seal the Women’s Open Series with a game to spare.Australia 10 (Upton 3, D. Davis 2, Peattie 2, R. Davis, Kearney, Rodgers touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 3 (Engler, Day, Paul touchdowns)Related LinksWomen’s Work Their Magiclast_img read more

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15 days agoKoeman explains role in plans to buy Wycombe Wanderers

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Koeman explains role in plans to buy Wycombe Wanderersby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland coach Ronald Koeman has spoken of his role in plans to buy League One side Wycombe Wanderers.Reports said the trio of Dennis Bergkamp, Henrik Larsson and Dirk Kuyt put in a bid for the club earlier this year but the Adams Park board opted to go in another direction.Koeman told reporters: “I don’t know how close that is.“I’m in the background, let me put it like that. I’m an advisor. If they want it I’m available for advice but I’m not the one who is going to invest, I’m not the one to decide how the process will continue.“They have the dream to buy a club and they’re working on that but I’m not directly involved and I didn’t want that.“I’ve been asked if they want some advice and if they think I can provide them with good advice I’m available. But I’m not really the one to talk about that a lot.” last_img read more

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FBI rejects young mans claim to be longmissing boy

first_imgAt Greenman Elementary after the boy’s disappearance, Timmothy’s schoolmates, teachers and parents tied hundreds of yellow ribbons around trees and signs. A garden was planted in his memory.The brief but tantalizing possibility that the case had been solved generated excitement in Timmothy’s former neighborhood.Pedro Melendez, who lives in Timmothy’s former home, didn’t know the boy but saved the concrete slab with his name, handprint and footprint etched in it when he redid the back patio. It is dated ’09.Linda Ramirez, who lives nearby and knew the family, said she was “pretty excited” but didn’t “want to have false hopes.”Rowley expressed hope that the flurry of activity and attention had renewed interest in the case.“Perhaps, it has people looking at the case with new eyes,” the police sergeant said.___Babwin reported from Chicago. Associated Press reporters Carrie Antlfinger in Aurora, Caryn Rousseau in Chicago and Corey Williams in Detroit contributed. CINCINNATI (AP) — A young man’s claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved.For a day and a half, a breakthrough seemed to be at hand when a young man found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday identified himself as 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen and told police he had just escaped from two men who had held him captive for seven years.RELATED: 14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011Timmothy disappeared in 2011 at age 6, apparently sent into hiding by his mother just before she took her own life. Timmothy’s family was cautiously hopeful over Wednesday’s news, as were neighbors and others who have long wondered whether he is dead or alive.But the FBI said Thursday afternoon that DNA tests determined the young man was not Timmothy.Newport Police Chief Tom Collins identified him to ABC as Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, a 23-year-old ex-convict. He was released from an Ohio prison less than a month ago after serving more than a year for burglary and vandalism.Authorities did not say whether Rini would face charges over the alleged hoax or what his motive was.“Law enforcement has not and will not forget Timmothy, and we hope to one day reunite him with his family. Unfortunately, that day will not be today,” FBI spokesman Timothy Beam said in a statement.In Timmothy’s hometown of Aurora, Illinois, police Sgt. Bill Rowley said that over the years his department has received thousands of tips about Timmothy, including false sightings.“We’re always worried about copycats, especially something that has a big national attention like this,” he said.Timmothy’s family members said they were heartbroken at the latest twist.“It’s devastating. It’s like reliving that day all over again, and Timmothy’s father is devastated once again,” said his aunt Kara Jacobs.The boy’s grandmother Alana Anderson said: “It’s been awful. We’ve been on tenterhooks, hopeful and frightened. It’s just been exhausting.” She added, “I feel so sorry for the young man who’s obviously had a horrible time and felt the need to say he was somebody else.”Timmothy vanished after his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, pulled him out of kindergarten early one day, took him on a two-day road trip to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel. She left a note saying that her son was safe with people who would love and care for him, and added: “You will never find him.”Police have said she might have dropped the boy off with a friend, noting that his car seat and Spider-Man backpack were gone.RELATED: Police, FBI trying to verify teen is boy missing since 2011Timmothy’s grandmother said her daughter had fought depression for years and was having problems in her marriage to Timmothy’s father. News reports suggested she was afraid she would lose custody of the boy in a divorce because of her mental instability.last_img read more

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