Amityville Baby Fatally Struck by Truck

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 10-month-old girl died and her pregnant mother was hospitalized after they were hit by a truck while the mother pushed the baby in a stroller in North Amityville on Saturday evening.Suffolk County police said 29-year-old Yancy Arevalo of Amityville was pushing the stroller with her daughter, Britney, across Route 110 just south of Nathalie Avenue when they were struck by a northbound Chevrolet pickup truck at 7 p.m.Arevalo and her child were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where the infant died nearly seven hours later. Arevalo suffered minor injuries and is being held for observation because she is pregnant.The driver, 46-year-old Arthur Plowden of North Amityvill,e was not injured.First Squad detectives impounded the truck, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to call them at 631-854-8152.last_img read more

Auburn players suggest Georgia paid off 5-star WR George Pickens after commitment flip

first_imgMORE: Following National Signing Day’s biggest movesPickens was committed to Auburn for more than 500 days, so naturally Auburn fans and players were upset by the news. But a couple of players went a little further, seemingly suggesting Georgia paid Pickens in order to make the flip happen.In screenshots captured by Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara, we see defensive lineman Coynis Miller hint that Auburn needs to start writing checks or keep losing out on top talent. (Twitter) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/69/1b/auburn-player-screenshot-ftr_1ssoy3anv7yxl1xh3bqyi69c46.png?t=-1010757024&w=500&quality=80 In a somewhat surprising move, five-star 2019 recruit George Pickens — the No. 24 prospect in the country, No. 4 receiver and No. 1 player in the state of Alabama by the 247Sports Composite — announced he was flipping his commitment from Auburn to Georgia on National Signing Day.“Every year, we usually know what’s going to happen, but this is one came a little bit out of left field,” 247Sports.com writer Barton Simmons said about the move. “High-profile kid commits to a team that we weren’t necessarily monitoring significantly as a program that was going to steal him. What a pick up for Georgia.” Receiver Anthony Schwartz simply tweeted an emoji of a money bag after the announcement was made. Both players have since deleted their tweets.But Schwartz did leave this tweet up, which seems to be a subtweet regarding Pickens’ decision. Just know we know— Anthony Schwartz OLY (@anthony_flash10) February 6, 2019A Twitter user — and Georgia fan — responded with a crying baby GIF, to which Schwartz responded, “Y’all when (Justin) Fields left…” The follow-up tweet seemingly confirms Schwartz’s other tweet was regarding Pickens, even though he didn’t specifically mention him.As for Pickens, this is a pretty big pick up for Georgia. He is the second five-star prospect from the state of Alabama to commit to the Bulldogs this recruiting season.“I just felt like it was the right place for me, plus coaching-wise knowing that Kirby Smart is always going to be up for a national championship,” Pickens told reporters about his decision. “Georgia has always been the No. 2 school behind Auburn. It wasn’t an easy decision. Probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make in my life.”last_img read more

Highlands call on PNG Games Secretariat to extend deadline

first_imgWhile the accreditation forms were delivered a week later than schedule, with less than 90 days to go for the PNG Games in Kimbe later this year, the Secretariat has also raised serious concerns on funding and delay in venue preparations.During the executives meeting for the lead up to the Games at the Molka Lodge in Minj over the weekend, provincial sports coordinators said the venue preparations in Kimbe were behind schedule.Compounded with the fact that provinces are yet to receive sponsorships from their Provincial Governments and local MPs, the Secretariat said things looked bleak and expected delays in the whole program.The Highlands is the first to have an established secretariat outside of the PNG Sports Foundations. The executives are the Provincial Sports Coordinators who head the Provincial Game’s Teams Committee.They are Chairman, Chimbu’s Gabriel Brawa, Deputy Chairman, Southern Highland’s Vincent Pesnu, Secretary, Saki Holle EHP, Treasurer, James Kornam – Jiwaka, Enga’s Jonah McKay and Ken Angope from Hela.Brawa who visited the Games venue in Kimbe last week said whilst there seem to be some minor activities going on for the outdoor activities at the venues in Kulungi, Hoskins, Saraklok, Mosa, Kapore and the main San Remo Stadium now reaching final stages, the racing tracks reportedly ordered from India were yet to arrive.He said there was no indication on construction of facilities for indoor events like boxing, karate, taekwondo, dart, kick boxing, snooker, weightlifting, basketball, volleyball and powerliftingThey said if the government did fund the Provincial Governments and Districts as promised, the games would be held but if the funds did not come, there would be no games as most of the funding came from provincial coffers.They called on the MPs from the districts to help athletes as they came from the districts and it was not a responsibility for the Governors alone.Picture: Elite Highlands athlete Kupsy Bisamo in PNG colours going for gold in the middle distance run during the SP Games last year.last_img read more

Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America

first_imgAlong with being one of the happiest places in the world, it turns out Costa Rica is among the healthiest. A recent study by Bloomberg ranks Costa Rica as the healthiest country in Latin America and 24th worldwide.Bloomberg used data from the United Nations, World Health Organization and World Bank to create health scores and health risk scores for countries with populations of at least 1 million. The World’s Healthiest Countries list ranks countries by subtracting their risk score from their health score.Costa Rica ranks 24th globally and tops the Latin America list, followed by Chile and Cuba.The analysis takes into account health indicators including child mortality, life expectancy and mortality rates from 145 countries. It also evaluates health risk factors such as the percentage of the population that smokes, is obese or overweight or has high cholesterol or high blood pressure, among others.In the Americas, Costa Rica ranks as the second healthiest country behind Canada. The U.S. ranks fifth in the regional list and 33rd in the global ranking.Other Latin American countries that made the world’s top 50 healthiest countries are Mexico at 37, Panama at 38, Ecuador at 47 and Argentina at 48.The worst-rated Latin American countries are El Salvador, at No. 78 out of 145 countries, Guatemala at 83 and Bolivia at 93.Singapore is the world’s healthiest country, according to the Bloomberg ranking, followed by Italy and Australia.Recommended: Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say Related posts:Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades Costa Rica ponders tax on fast food, soft drinks Facebook Commentslast_img read more