Popple Hill Bridge to close for emergency construction

first_imgOfficials say this is to allow for “emergency repair.” LISLE (WBNG) — The Popple Hill Road Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow for construction. Traffic will be diverted and a detour route will be posted.center_img Broome County officials say the bridge will be closed from July 21 at 7 a.m. to July 24 at 4 p.m.last_img

New York paints Black Lives Matter sign outside Trump Tower

first_imgAround a dozen volunteers from different organizations painted the slogan, with civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio picking up long-handled paint rollers to add some touches of their own.”A painting is a nice symbol, but it doesn’t address systemic racism in any way. So as cool as it is, it’s important to focus on that,” said Francie Brewster, a 17-year-old who had come to watch.Similar murals have been painted in other American cities in support of the BLM movement, which has been at the forefront of public consciousness following weeks of anti-racism protests.The demonstrations were sparked by the killing by police of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis in May. New York City on Thursday painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the pavement outside Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, replicating similar murals supporting the movement elsewhere in the United States.President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly assailed the Black Lives Matter movement, did not immediately comment on the sign, done in giant block lettering in school-bus yellow, which filled the pavement outside his flagship hotel.But when the plan was floated last month he accused the city’s Democratic leaders of “denigrating” the famous street with a “symbol of hate.” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed an area on her city’s 16th Street, a block from the White House, as Black Lives Matter Plaza, unveiling a giant yellow mural on that street. The area has become the epicenter of anti-racist demonstrations.Trump Tower, a luxury skyscraper near Central Park, is where Trump lived before leaving for the White House in January 2017.He stays there when he visits his hometown, although such visits have grown relatively rare. Residents in overwhelmingly Democratic New York remain largely hostile to his presidency.Trump has frequently clashed with De Blasio, a Democrat, as well as with New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo.The president changed his official residence to Florida last year, but his business empire remains headquartered in the Big Apple.Topics :last_img read more

Yankee opening night is in the books

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 31) – The 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic got underway on Thursday with qualifying in both the IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions.Both divisions qualified 12 cars for their big Saturday night Yankee championship features.  A dozen more cars in each division will earn a starting spot through last-chance races early Saturday.Friday racing will start at 6:30 p.m. and features Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Saturday’s start time has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. and will kick off with last-chance races, followed by opening ceremonies and all big features, including the 100-lap, $10,000 to win Yankee Dirt Track Classic for the Deery Series, which is expected to take to the track at 9 p.m.Modified Qualifiers1st heat – 1. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.2nd heat – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile.3rd heat – 1. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill.; 2. Mark Schulte, Delhi.4th heat – 1. Tyler Madigan, Peosta; 2. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.1st consolation – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Scott Riechers, Belmont, Wis.2nd consolation – 1. Chris Simpson, Oxford; 2. Milo Veloz, Colona, Ill.Northern SportMods1st heat – 1. Troy Bauer, Dubuque; 2. Jaden Fryer, Freeport, Ill.; 3. Justin Becker, Bernard.2nd heat – 1. Rusty DeShaw, Farley; 2. Cory Van Zante, Sully; 3. Travis Fecht, Potosi, Wis.3rd heat – 1. Richard Nelson, Punta Gorda, Fla.; 2. Austin Heacock, Centralia; 3. Trent Wyssbrod, Monroe, Wis.Consolation – 1. Jerry Miles, Bernard; 2. Lucas Lundry, Maynard; 3. Gage Neal, Ely.last_img read more

FUBA cancels basketball league

first_imgKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has cancelled the National Basketball League (NBL) season due to the COVID-19 lockdown.The 2020 Basketball league season for both National Basketball League (NBL), Division one and Development league was supposed to start in March but was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.In May, the Federation had announced plans to have each team play half of the total number of games.However, in an interview with the President FUBA Nasser Sserunjogi, he states except for Afro basketball qualifiers, all other games will not take place.He says they cannot keep the players and the teams waiting and spending money when there is uncertainty. Sserunjogi also said that among the sporting activities, basketball was rated as one of the most high-risk sport. He adds that they sent standard operating procedures to the government but they never received a response.In their statement, FUBA also says that all contractual issues between the club and the players will be handled according to the contract laws of the country. FUBA also stated that they will use this period to plan for a clear roadmap for the 2021 league.This season, the teams only took part in the Uganda Christian University Invitational that was hosted and won by UCU Canons.******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Newly-released Police Photos Show Andrew Gillum’s Hotel Room Scene

first_imgMiami Beach Police on Wednesday released body camera video, photos, and the 911 call from the night when they found former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in a hotel room with another man who was being treated for a possible drug overdose.Ernesto Rodriguez, the police department’s public information officer, said in an email sent with the photos and documents that much of the body camera footage was redacted because state law keeps footage confidential when it id taken in a place where privacy is expected.“Accordingly, the City of Miami Beach has redacted certain portions of those body camera recordings provided (and has also completely redacted another body camera recording) which were taken entirely within the interior of a hotel room,” Rodriguez wrote.The incident occurred March 13 at a hotel on West Avenue.The crime scene images show open pill bottles with pills scattered around, as well as a messy bed, beer bottles, duffel bags, clothes on the floor, and three small bag containing a white substance, which is suspected to be narcotics.Gillum, according to the police report, was “unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.”He later admitted that he had too much to drink at a wedding.Photo courtesy: Miami Beach Police Department Mr. Gillum, who is the former mayor of Tallahassee, apologized for the situation, denied taking meth, and entered a rehabilitation facility for treatment of alcohol abuse.His apology also stated that he planned to step down from “all public facing roles,” for the foreseeable future.“This has been a wake-up call for me,” Gillum said in a written statement at the time. “Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse. I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles.“last_img read more

Local sailor wins Laser gold in Australia

first_imgJanisara Romanyk sails to gold at the 2018 Oceania & Australia Laser National Championships in Queensland, Australia. (Photo/Royal Queensland Yacht Swuadron)Janisara Romanyk, a 14 year-old aspiring sailor from Pattaya’s Royal Varuna Yacht Club, won first place in the Female Under-17 Laser Radial class at the recently completed Oceania & Australia Laser National Championships held in Brisbane, Queensland from December 27 – January 4.A total of 175 Lasers competed across 4.7, Radial and Standard rigs in breezes ranging from 6 knots up to 20 knot gusts.  Although sailing was cancelled on one day due to a lack of breeze, eleven of the scheduled twelve races were completed.There were some leading Laser sailors from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia at the event including Tom Burton, a gold medal hopeful for the 2020 Olympics and Manami Doi, the 2017 Laser Radial women’s world champion.Thailand sent 7 sailors to compete in the championships, including Janisara and her 16 year-old brother Arthit (Miki) who finished 9th in the Male Under-17 category and 21st in the overall Laser Radial rankings. “It was tough and challenging water conditions but I enjoyed it very much,” said Janisara at the conclusion of the event.  “This was the first time competing in Australia for me as I am only 14.  We had all kinds of wind conditions from 7 to 22 knots and shifting every hour, but we were fortunate to have Thailand’s SEA Games coach Dimitrios Theodorakis here to support us.Thailand sailing coach Dimitrios Theodorakis (right) gives a briefing to Janisara Romanyk on the final day of the championships.“There are seven of us here from Thailand participating in the championships and I want to congratulate my teammates including my brother Miki and my friend, Farida who came third in the Under-17 class as well,” she concluded.last_img read more

MEN WHO MURDERED THREE DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS FOUND LIABLE IN CIVIL CASE

first_imgTwo men who were sued over the Omagh bomb have been found liable for the August 1998 atrocity at their civil retrial.Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly were taken to court by some of the victims’ families who were seeking damages for the atrocity in which 29 people died.Three schoolboys from Buncrana – and two Spanish students visiting the Co Donegal town – were among those killed when Real IRA terrorists planted a bomb in the centre of the Tyrone town in August 1998. Oran Doherty, who was just 8 and is pictured here and Sean McLaughlin (12) and James Barker (12) died in the terrorist outrage.Spanish student Fernando Blasco Baselga (12) and Rocio Abad Ramos, a group leader who were staying with local families in Buncrana at the time, also died.The judge in Belfast today described the evidence against the two men over the 1998 bombing as “overwhelming.”Neither man was at the High Court in Belfast to hear the 73 page judgement.Mr Justice John Gillen said both had lied to Gardai after their arrest and that their failure to give evidence to the court strengthened the case against them.No-one has been successfully criminally convicted of the bombing.In the absence of criminal convictions, some of the victims’ families took a landmark civil action, seeking damages from the men they believed were responsible.The retrial followed the original Omagh bomb civil case, which is believed to be the first time anywhere in the world that alleged members of a terrorist organisation have been sued.The first trial concluded in June 2009, when a judge ruled that four men – Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt, Liam Campbell, Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly – were all responsible for carrying out the atrocity.MEN WHO MURDERED THREE DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS FOUND LIABLE IN CIVIL CASE was last modified: March 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MEN WHO MURDERED THREE DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS FOUND LIABLE IN CIVIL CASElast_img read more