Sign 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.
August 13, 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.Here are three things we learned from a hard-fought Anfield stalemate:Klopp frustrated by Bayern againLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was back in conflict with Bayern after spending seven years jousting with the German giants when he in charge at Borussia Dortmund.Klopp twice knocked them off their perch to win the Bundesliga, but Bayern handed the German one of the most painful defeats of his career when they beat Dortmund in the last seconds of the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.It is a loss that still gnaws at Klopp, who this week confirmed he almost became Bayern manager in 2008 before joining Dortmund a year later.Bayern instead appointed Jurgen Klinsmann and Klopp would dearly love to exact a measure of revenge for both that snub and the Champions League final agony.However, after Liverpool were stifled by Bayern’s defensive masterclass, Klopp will head home to Germany for next month’s second leg facing a tough task to get the upper hand at last.Fabinho fills in nicelyWith Virgil van Dijk suspended and Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren both injured, Klopp was forced to play Brazilian midfielder Fabinho out of position at centre-back alongside Joel Matip.Fabinho had filled in as a makeshift defender against Wolves and Brighton earlier this season, but neither of those teams had a forward of Robert Lewandowski’s class.Top-scorer in the Champions League this season with eight goals, Bayern star Lewandowski was looking to net for a fifth consecutive game in the competition.But, with Fabinho in fine form, Lewandowski barely had a sniff all night.His one moment of genuine menace ended with Fabinho producing a timely block to scramble the ball to safety as the Poland striker prepared to pull the trigger. Mohammad Salah It helped that Klopp knew all about Lewandowski and how to subdue him after the pair worked together so successfully at Dortmund.Lewandowski netted 16 Champions League goals for Dortmund under Klopp and had scored another 36 in the tournament since joining Bayern.But Fabinho and Matip ensured Lewandowski wasn’t able to extend that impressive run as Liverpool’s unbeaten home record in European matches reached 20 matches.Bayern restore German prideWith three English clubs pitted against German opposition in the last 16, two of football’s most historic countries are engaged in a battle for national pride and European progress.Tottenham drew first blood for England with a 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last week, while Manchester City travel to Schalke on Wednesday.Liverpool were favourites to make it at least two first-leg victories for the Premier League.But, for all the talk of Bayern being a fading force after they surrendered top spot in the Bundesliga for much of this season, their fine recent European record stood them in good stead on a typically raucous night at Anfield.Having reached at least the semi-finals of the Champions League in six of the last seven seasons, Bayern were never likely to be rattled by Liverpool or their vociferous fans.Setting out with a cautious game plan, Bayern, the last German club to win the tournament in 2013, didn’t have a shot on target for over 80 minutes.But crucially they managed to subdue Liverpool’s usually lethal forward line, keeping the Bundesliga in with a chance of having at least one team in the quarter-finals. Share on: WhatsApp
August 12, 2020
Fire rescue says more than 60 firefighters battled the blaze.No injuries were reported. Damages are estimated to be up to $24 million. It took firefighters nearly four hours to get a boat fire under control early Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.Crews were called out to Universal Marine around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday for a two-alarm fire, says Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan with the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.When firefighters arrived, they found two yachts on fire. One of the yachts measures about 160 feet and the second more than 100 feet.
August 12, 2020
Officials with the Broward Sheriff’s Office have charged a 14-year-old Lauderhill girl with making false bomb threats that resulted in the evacuations of two schools in Lauderdale Lakes.First, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School administrators contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office about 9 a.m. Thursday, after receiving a bomb threat by phone.According to investigators, nearby Oriole Elementary School received a similar call about 20 minutes later.Both schools were evacuated as deputies checked the campuses for explosives, but found nothing, officials said.Detectives identified the caller as a student at Boyd Anderson High School. During questioning, the teenager confirmed that she called both schools and made the false bomb threats.She was arrested Thursday evening and was then taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. She was charged with two counts of making a false bomb threat and was released to her parent, records indicate.The investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric Versteeg at (954) 321-4200 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-8477, or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
August 12, 2020
Trailing in New Hampshire, Andrew Yang dropped out of the 2020 Democratic race for the White House as the polls were closing for the first in the nation primary. The 45-year-old entrepreneur and first time presidential candidate had hoped his signature idea of giving every American adult a universal basic income of $1,000 a month would help lift him to the White House. However, while campaigning in the second state to vote in the presidential contest, Yang decided it was time to officially call it quits.“By the numbers, the decision was pretty clear,” Zach Graumann, Yang’s campaign manager told the NewsHour on Tuesday. “It doesn’t feel honest to keep taking money and enthusiasm from our supporters, but also from the Democratic Party. It’s obviously a difficult decision, but we believe the right one.”Graumann said Yang no longer saw a “real chance to win the nomination” but hopes to have a future in politics.Graumann would not say who, if anyone, Yang would endorse, but did say he planned to support whoever Democrats nominate to go up against President Trump.
August 12, 2020
President Donald Trump is expected to attend the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The White House is yet to confirm, but the Daytona Beach International Airport said additional security measures would be in place at the airport due to the president’s visit Sunday.The U.S. Secret Service also sent out a tweet that they are securing Daytona International Speedway by providing a 30-mile “no drone zone.”
August 6, 2020
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaWhen a boat named Sparky caught fire at Zittel’s Marina on May 24, the local protocol for marine fire suppression was put into action.Zittel’s towed the boat out of the marina for safety and called the Lacey Fire Department who contacted the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Norton called Port Harbor Director Bruce Marshall at Swantown Marina and the two men piloted the Port Security Vessel/Fire Boat to the scene.Once the fire was out, they towed Sparky back to Zittel’s where the owner hauled it off on a trailer.The Port Security Vessel is jointly operated by the Port of Olympia and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
August 5, 2020
Image Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIAdvertisement 8lgalztNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnmfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ems8er( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1y3c6Would you ever consider trying this?😱2bys0sCan your students do this? 🌚afkkzoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Day 2 of the first Test between New Zealand and India is over, and at stumps, the hosts have taken the lead by 51 runs. Following a disappointing batting performance on Day 1 yesterday, India are now training behind. Taking the lead in the 52nd over, New Zealand are now on a score of 216 from 5 wickets at Basin Reserve cricket ground. Althogh, Ishant Sharma has impressed with picking up three wickets.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIWhile the Kiwis opening duo Tom Lathan and Tom Blundell didn’t have much to offer, the skipper Kane Williamson laid down a brilliant innings. The 29 year old scored 89, with eleven boundaries, until losing his wicket against Mohammed Shami in the 63rd over.The swashbuckling veteran Ross Taylor stayed off till his impressive 44, and knocked off six boundaries and one over boundary. Black Caps wicket keeper BJ Watling and superstar all rounder Colin de Grandhomme are currently on the strike at the end of Day 2.Advertisement Despite a poor batting performance yesterday, the Men in Blue have made an effort to redeem themselves today with a stunning spell from Ishant Sharma. The 31 year old veteran pacer, who had just returned from an injury, secured three wickets in today’s match.Picking up the opening duo and also the blistering Taylor in the 52nd over, Sharma put up an amazing economy rate of just 2.07 from bowling 15 full overs, shelling out a tight 31 runs.Advertisement Despite sustaining a ligament injury last month, Sharma lead the Indian bowling squad with grace. “Yes, if it’s possible to play, I will play but if it’s not, there’s hardly anything that I could have done,” he told reporters after the day’s play.While Shami and Ashwin each secured one, the latter sending Henry Nicholls back to the pavilion, it was a dry day from the iconic Jasprit Bumrah. Following a lacklustre ODI series, the 26 year old is now on five consecutive international matches without a wicket.However, Sharma’s words reflected total confidence on his teammate: “I don’t think anyone doubts Boom’s ability. Since his debut, what he has achieved for India, I don’t think anyone should raise any questions.”Bowling 18 full overs and the first ball of his 19th over, Bumrah gave out 62 runs.Also read-India VS New Zealand Day 1: Rain interrupts third session, top order fails for IndiaFour Indian cricketers have been touted to be part of Asia XI vs World XI T20s! Advertisement
August 4, 2020
RED BANK – Red Bank Catholic’s softball team had one of its better hitting performances in its 15-3 rout of Jackson Memorial in a first round Shore Conference Tournament game Saturday.RBC scored in four of the five innings in the game, which was halted in the fifth inning by the Mercy Rule after Brianna Hagan cracked a three-run homer over the left field fence to give RBC a 12 run lead.“As long as we keep playing the way we have recently, we’ll be okay,” said RBC coach Tony Flego. “Since this is a tournament game, it will be down and out if we lose.“We still have a lot to prove,” said Flego. “We had the bats in this game but, to remain successful, our pitching has to be good and our defense must be tight, which we did today.”Taylor Lane, Tess Griswold and winning pitcher Gabby Bram had the big hits in the game.Lane, batting lead-off, collected a single, double and scored four runs while Griswold batted in three runs with a double and two singles. Bram won her ninth game of the year and added a two-run double.The big innings for RBC were the fourth and fifth when it combined for 11 runs.Bram and Griswold both had two-run doubles in the fourth inning when the Caseys scored six runs and sent 10 players to the plate.Allison Savino and Griswold both had RBI hits in the fifth inning before Hagan, as a pinch-hitter, homered to bring an end to the game.“It’s nice to win because it is coming down to the last few games,” said Bram, one of only two seniors on the team. “Now we have to keep winning.”“Our team has come to play every day,” said Flego. “We’re very young with Bram and Brynne Baumann the only seniors. We also have two freshman starters. The rest are juniors and sophomores.”RBC will play Pinelands Friday in a conference quarter-final game.
January 18, 2020
They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowledging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man.Federer, who has won 32 consecutive sets at the tournament and held serve 81 games in a row, was asked whether he paused for even a moment to wonder why he wasn’t being given more of a test.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Not really,” said Federer, the No. 1 seed. “I’m telling myself, ‘Why didn’t I break the first game of the second?’”His mastery was only the beginning of things for those who spent 120 pounds (about $160) to be at Center Court and were afforded the rare treat of watching three of the greatest to ever lift a tennis racket. MOST READ It’s official: LeBron James signs 4-year, $153.3M deal with Lakers Federer was followed by Serena Williams, she of the seven Wimbledon trophies among her 23 majors, who was hardly challenged in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia. And Williams was followed by Rafael Nadal — two titles at Wimbledon, 17 at all Slams — who dispatched 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.The only other Wimbledon champion left in either bracket, Novak Djokovic, beat 40th-ranked Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court, then said he’d like to get as much time on Centre Court as Federer and Nadal do.Was Mannarino intimidated by playing in that hallowed arena?“The fact that it is the Centre Court, and the fact that it is a lot of people in the stands — it’s not changing anything, actually. The only different thing is that it’s Federer in front of me, and he’s a really good opponent. It makes the job harder,” Mannarino said. “This is what is not easy to handle.”He showed up wearing a plain white T-shirt, bereft of any obvious sponsor’s logos, looking like someone out for a casual hitting session in a public park. At least it appeared to be the right size. What a difference from a week ago, when Federer’s debut of new duds after splitting from Nike drew so many headlines.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It took Mannarino so much toil and trouble to win one game, saving four break points to hold to begin the second set. He was able to tread water until 5-all, when Federer returned a 123 mph serve, quickly gained control of a baseline exchange, then hopped and screamed, “Come on!” as a backhand flew long for the break. Federer also broke, then held to end the match.“I think,” Federer said when it was over, “I can be very pleased.”The women’s quarterfinals are Tuesday, with Williams vs. Camila Giorgi, two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs. No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dominika Cibulkova, and No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. No. 20 Kiki Bertens.On Wednesday, Federer will play No. 8 Kevin Anderson, a South African who was the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up and advanced with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4) victory over Gael Monfils.“I mean, I’m definitely going to have to look at it the right way. I think the right way of looking at it is: It’s an opportunity to test myself against a player of Roger’s caliber,” said Anderson, who is 0-4 against Federer. “These are the matches we work so hard for, me and my whole team.”The other matchup on the top half of the draw is No. 9 John Isner against No. 13 Milos Raonic, who beat Federer in the 2016 semifinals before losing in the final.On the bottom half of the bracket, it’ll be 12-time major champion Djokovic against 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, and No. 2 seed Nadal against either 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon. Del Potro was leading Simon two sets to one when their match was suspended because of darkness Monday night.Anderson, Isner and Nishikori all reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.For Nadal, this marks a return. He hadn’t been this far at the All England Club since 2011, losing to men ranked 100th or worse on four of his past five appearances.“It’s true, it has been a while,” Nadal said. “But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no?” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large14:41Andal Ampatuan Jr., kin guilty for Maguindanao massacre of 57 people02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating France’s Adrian Mannarino in their men’s singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.They clapped and yelled when Federer’s drop volley capped a 16-minute tour de force of a first set in which he won 21 of the first 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments