Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Patricia Cabrera has been missing since Dec. 26, police said.Suffolk County police are seeking the public’s help in finding a Bay Shore woman who has been missing for more than a week.Patricia Cabrera, 34, was last seen leaving work at Mama’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant at 605 Middle Country Road in Centereach at approximately 10 p.m. on Dec. 26, police said.Cabrera is described as 5-foot, 6-inches tall and approximately 125 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.Police believe she was driving a 2011 black Honda Fit with New York license plates (CZP 4080).Anyone with information is asked to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or 911.
October 16, 2020
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Efficiency, Government That Works, Innovation, Press Release, Public Safety, Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Less than a year after its creation, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the administration’s initiative to provide motorists with information during long-term road closures, 511PAConnect, has earned several regional and international transportation awards.“Following Winter Storm Jonas, I asked our agencies to develop a tool to better keep drivers informed about the status of accident cleanup and highway reopening and 511PAConnect was the innovative response,” said Governor Wolf. “511PAConnect is the first initiative of its kind to link directly to a targeted group of travelers who are being impacted by, or who are approaching, a large-scale emergency.”Coordinated among the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), Pennsylvania State Police, and PA Turnpike Commission, the service recently earned four awards:2017 Toll Excellence Award for Technology from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association;2017 Transportation Achievement Award for Operations from the Institute for Transportation Engineers;Outstanding ITS Project for 2017 from the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey; and2017 Project of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.Through 511PAConnect, personnel from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the PA Turnpike identify a potential long-term closure and notify staff at the 24-hour Commonwealth Watch and Warning Center at the PA Emergency Management Agency, who issue an initial location-based alert to motorists in the area of the closure. Law enforcement also uses the alerting system to issue Amber Alerts for missing children.“Governor Wolf tasked us with developing a service that would provide travelers and our agencies alike with valuable information during an incident,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “511PAConnect meets that goal and also aims to reach other motorists before they reach the impacted area so they can potentially avoid the incident altogether.”Motorists who receive the alert have the option of registering for automatic text messages or phone call updates. Follow-up notifications are generated by Turnpike and PennDOT staff monitoring the closure. Once the incident is resolved, motorists who registered for the alerts are automatically unsubscribed and all personal data is scrubbed from the system.“Being caught in any type of extended roadway closure is stressful for travelers who may be unfamiliar with their location as well as concerned how long the closure will last,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “It’s comforting to know that someone is aware of your situation and you are receiving updates and regular safety messages. This can ease some of the stress and help to make stranded motorists feel better connected.”PennDOT and the Turnpike offer a variety of tools to keep travelers informed during all levels of incidents — including the 511PA smartphone app, phone number, online sources and social media platforms — but 511PAConnect was the first initiative of its kind to link directly to a targeted group of travelers who are being impacted by, or who are approaching, a large-scale emergency.“The 511PAConnect initiative was a collaborative effort that shows how state agencies can work together effectively for improved customer service to motorists,” said PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. “We are thrilled that the hard work our teams did is being recognized by other groups.”Since the service was launched, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike used it a combined five times from December 2016 through March 2017. During four incidents, an average of 77 people opted in for follow-up incident messaging over an average of 222 minutes. The system was also activated to inform travelers of a planned exit closure in January.“We are proud to work together with our government partners to create such a useful service to keep motorists aware and safe”, said Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker. “511PAConnect allows motorists to receive instant notifications regarding extended road closures and even Amber Alerts, which could prove invaluable when a child goes missing.” Pennsylvania Recognized for Wolf Administration’s 511PAConnect System November 17, 2017
September 28, 2020
Energy services provider Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a GBP 1 million contract for the coating repair services on the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, operated by Statoil.The three-year contract will be managed from Bilfinger’s Great Yarmouth base, creating five new offshore positions and supporting further expansion of Bilfinger’s services in the Southern North Sea, the company said.Bilfinger will supply surface preparation, coating application and coating inspection services, which require specialist rope access teams who will carry out all maintenance activities on the assets.“Now that windfarm assets are ageing, it’s great to see that we are being recognised for adding value through our significant operations and maintenance experience and capability,” said Bilfinger Salamis UK Managing Director, Sandy Bonner.“We have over 40 years’ experience in delivering inspection, repair and maintenance services to the offshore energy industry, and our in-depth understanding, skills and local resources mean we’re ideally placed to continue supporting the long-term operations and maintenance needs of the UK wind sector.” The 317MW Sheringham Shoal is located 10-15 nm off the North Norfolk coast. The 88-turbine offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2012.
September 26, 2020
NewsRegional Jamaican driver with more than 130 traffic tickets released by: – May 31, 2012 Share Senior Superintendent Radcliffe LewisA bus driver who the police say has accumulated more than 130 outstanding traffic tickets was yesterday cited for three more road violations and released.The surprising discovery, police sources revealed, was made after the male driver, whose name is being withheld, was pulled over during an operation in Ferry, St Catherine.Despite the revelation that he had tickets outstanding, police personnel reportedly issued him three tickets for not wearing his uniform, not operating on his designated route, and driving from a place other than the road, then allowed him to leave the scene.Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, promised to look into the incident, but cautioned against a rush to judgement.Explaining the procedure when a motorist is found to have outstanding tickets, Lewis said enquiries should be made at the Traffic Court and Police Traffic Headquarters to determine if there are any outstanding warrants.Warrant needed for arrest“A warrant must be issued before you take the man into custody. So it is something that you have to make certain about … ,” he said.“Even if the man has over 130 outstanding tickets, you can’t carry him (in). You can go check at the court, but you can’t lock him up inna custody without the warrant,” he explained.Lewis conceded that he did not have all the details of what happened, but said there were indications that the driver had no outstanding warrants.This incident comes a day after police investigators probing Tuesday’s fatal crash in Portmore, St Catherine, revealed that the driver of the ill-fated bus, who they identified as Jermaine Morris, had 85 outstanding traffic tickets valued at $152,600.Morris is scheduled to appear before a judge at the Traffic Court today to settle the tickets.Lewis said Morris was also facing a charge of causing death by dangerous driving arising from the crash which claimed the life of 15-year-old Lennox Lloyd Jr.In addition, he said steps would be taken to have Morris’ driver’s licence revoked.Lennox died after the Toyota Hiace minibus in which he and 30 other students were travelling overturned in a ditch.Eyewitnesses and relatives have claimed that the bus driver was trying to elude police and Transport Authority (TA) personnel who were chasing the vehicle when the accident occurred.Lewis and TA officials have denied the claim, insisting that there was no chase.However, both incidents have raised concerns about the background checks that are conducted for people who operate public-passenger vehicles.Lewis said he was “quite certain” there are more drivers, particularly those operating public-passenger vehicles, with a substantial number of outstanding traffic tickets.“They are so indiscipline that they accumulate more tickets than anybody else in Jamaica,” he asserted.However, the head of the Police Traffic Division said the lack of adequate resources makes it difficult to find and prosecute these drivers.“In Jamaica, you have almost a million drivers, and we would have to go sit down in front of a computer and check each licence,” he explained.Operations manager at the TA, Cecil Thomas, referred The Gleaner to the agency’s Communications Manager Petra-Keane Williams.Williams requested that questions be submitted in writing, but up to news time last night, there was no response.Rasbert Turner and Livern BarrettJamaica Gleaner Share 25 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
August 14, 2020
The College Football Playoff pairings will be announced Sunday, but the only suspense is at the top.Which 13-0 team will the College Football Playoff committee tab as the No. 1 seed between LSU and Ohio State? Those two teams capped unbeaten seasons with victories on conference championship weekend; the top seed will likely draw Big 12 champion Oklahoma (12-1), while the loser draws Clemson, defending national champion and winner of 28 straight. Clemson likely will be No. 3 in the rankings. MORE: Final College Football Playoff pictureThat leaves Ohio State and LSU fighting for the top two spots. Who should be No. 1? Before we begin, a look at just how dominant LSU and Ohio State have been this season:SchoolPoints forPoints againstDifferentialTop-25 wins*LSU6212753465Ohio State6331634705* Reflects rankings at time of gameLSU (13-0)Evidence: The renovation of the offense under passing game coordinator Joe Brady is the story of the season. Joe Burrow, who set SEC single-season records in touchdowns and passing yards, is going to win the Heisman Trophy. The Tigers piled up four top-10 victories during the regular season. LSU prevented Alabama from winning the SEC West with a season-defining 46-41 victory in Tuscaloosa. Ed Orgeron has an offense that looks invincible, the team has been battled-tested against excellent teams this season.Rebuttal: The Tigers’ defense is closer to Oklahoma’s than it is Ohio State’s or Clemson’s in terms of points allowed. They allowed 28 points or more in five games, including 38 to Vanderbilt and 37 to Ole Miss. Ohio State and Clemson have been more well-rounded on that side of the ball.Closing argument: LSU plays in the SEC, which remains one of the toughest leagues in college football, top to bottom. LSU also beat the last two conference champions in Alabama and Georgia by scoring an average of 41.5 points in those two games.MORE: Final bowl projections Ohio State (13-0)Evidence: Ryan Day’s first regular season as head coach was perfect. The Buckeyes dominated the Big Ten and beat opponents by an average of 36.2 points per game. Ohio State has the highest-scoring offense among the three teams and the highest point differential. The Buckeyes closed the season with victories against Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin (for the second time).Rebuttal: Ohio State has been beating up on the Big Ten for the last three years. LSU and Clemson are on the next level, and Michigan and Wisconsin moved the football on that Buckeyes’ defense the last two weeks. Plus, the Buckeyes needed to overcome a 14-0 and 21-7 deficit to beat the Badgers in Indianapolis.Closing argument: Day has never lost a game. The Buckeyes have three possible Heisman Trophy finalists in Justin Fields, Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins, and they have been the most complete team for most of the season. One half in Indianapolis does not change that.