Long Island Weather Cool This Week

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm that had been forecast to bring up to 8 inches of snow to Long Island was pushed south by northerly winds, leaving Nassau and Suffolk with just a dusting.The storm was expected to impact the region through noon Monday, but the Island was spared from the latest round of significant snowfall—although freezing temperatures are not going anywhere for a few days.Temps are forecast to stay in the 20s through Tuesday before reaching above freezing during the day Wednesday through the weekend, then dropping down again after sundown.A slight chance of precipitation, possibly just flurries, is also in the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.last_img read more

NASCAR to investigate after noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_img“As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”Earlier this month, NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from all races as the sport moved to distance itself from a checkered past on race amid global protests against the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.However, before Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega in Alabama, a plane flew above the track with the flag and a second banner that said “DEFUND NASCAR.”Topics : NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in a garage stall at Talladega belonging to Bubba Wallace, the only African-American competing in its top Cup series.”Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team,” NASCAR said in a statement on Sunday. “We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act.”We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport.The 43 car, for those of you who don’t follow NASCAR, is Bubba Wallace. pic.twitter.com/RaE4gwKTt2— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 22, 2020last_img read more

Parliament Approves new Firearms Act to tackle crime

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img 35 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Parliament Approves new Firearms Act to tackle crime by: – March 18, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! With a new piece of legislation providing for stiffer penalties on illegal firearm possession, and a ban on the importation on imitation firearms, the Dominica government says it will stamp down on crime.The new Firearms Act was approved in Parliament Thursday night, the First Session of the Eighth Parliament.“This will certainly assist the police in combating lawlessness and criminal behaviour in our country,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said, adding that the legislation will be tough on those convicted of holding and/or using weapons illegally.“No longer are we asking you for your money. We are saying to you that if you’re convicted for any of the crimes where you’re in use of a firearm that you will go to prison…If you are found guilty of a gun crime, you will go straight to prison.”Charles Savarin, Minister for National Security, stated that significantly higher penalties “both in terms of fines and prison sentencing” will be meted out to those who commit crime with the use of firearms. A 15 year sentence, for instance, will be given to anyone who uses through use of a gun, threatens or assaults the Prime Minister, President, Members of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Assembly or any public officer.The new Act will see imitation firearms outlawed, to quell long-time concerns surrounding the use of those weapons particularly by children.  “That is a matter of grave concern. At Christmas time, persons have in their stores for sale, imitation firearms which look very realistic. You’ve got rifles; you have got side arms, hand guns, which, by many looking at them, you cannot distinguish between a real firearm and an imitation firearm.” Savarin highlighted.He noted that people have used the fake guns to commit crime, and the Firearms Act that has been approved will disallow the selling and buying of these firearms in Dominica.Source: DBS NewsPhoto : dearscience.orglast_img read more

Police call for responsible behavior during long weekend

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Share Share 74 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Police call for responsible behavior during long weekend by: – April 30, 2011 Share Acting Superintendant Claude Weekes.Acting Superintendant Claude Weekes is asking Dominicans to behave responsibly during the festive weekend, as Dominicans celebrate another holiday.Monday May 02, will mark May Day a traditional workers holiday held here annually, and those who are planning to commit mischief during the celebrations should stay home, says Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Assistant Superintendent Claude Weekes.Click here for audio: Weekes says police will exercise zero-tolerance to unacceptable behaviour and will take people before the court once it is necessary.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Dayton assistant Griffin prepares to face alma mater SU in NCAA Tournament

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — After a stint at Virginia Tech, Adrian Autry was all ready to head to Dayton, Ohio, to become an assistant coach for the Flyers.But the pieces started to fall in place for him to make his way back to Syracuse. Rob Murphy left the Orange to become the head coach at Eastern Michigan, so Autry had the chance to return to his alma mater.That meant UD needed someone new, and it took a look at someone with a similar pedigree.Allen Griffin had been an assistant coach St. Francis (N.Y.), but Dayton, in the position his good friend opted not to take, was his new destination.“That was somewhere where I wanted to go,” Autry said. “Archie Miller’s a great coach and I believed in what he was talking about.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGriffin saw the same thing and is now in his third year as an assistant coach for the Flyers. For the first time since joining UD, he will meet his alma mater Saturday at First Niagara Center in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Griffin was a guard for SU from 1997-2001 where he started 68 total games and averaged 10.8 points per game as a senior, and has remained close with Autry and longtime assistant Mike Hopkins over the years.“I know someplace on him he’s got something orange,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “It’s not going to be in view, but his heart will be for sure.”When Autry’s SU career ended and he began playing overseas, Griffin was still playing for the Orangemen. During the summers, Autry would come back to the United States and work out with Griffin or play in tournaments together.“He’s like a little brother to me,” Autry said.When they both got into the coaching field, though, little brother helped big brother. Griffin began coaching before Autry, so Autry leaned on him for advice — advice he gleaned from Hopkins.“Probably the mentor for me,” Griffin said of Hopkins. “Whenever I run into a jam or a situation, I make sure that I call him and get his advice first and foremost.”His relationship with Hopkins began during Griffin’s freshman season. Griffin struggled as a reserve guard to start his career, but worked with Hopkins and developed into a starter by his sophomore season.So when Griffin decided he wanted to go into coaching, Hopkins was an obvious example to look up to. And he proved to Hopkins during his career that he had what it takes to be successful in the coaching business.“He was a guy who had great ability, but he wasn’t one of those guys that just depended on that ability,” Hopkins said. “He built everything he did on hard work and that’s what I respect so much about him.”Griffin talks to Hopkins on occasion — Hopkins said they spoke about a month ago —and Autry nearly every day.“I kind of leave coach Boeheim alone during the season,” Griffin said. “He can be a little bit cranky, so I’ll send Juli (Boeheim) some text messages throughout the year, especially on holidays, and just say hello.”This weekend, though, they haven’t crossed paths much. Autry saw Griffin scouting the Orange’s game Thursday and “told him to go home.”When Saturday’s game ends, no matter the result, Griffin will walk over to SU’s sideline and at least try to give Boeheim a hug. Griffin said he likes to see the Orange do well, but he won’t be thinking about that in the Round of 32.Said Griffin: “Right now, I bleed red and blue.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more