Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 78-year-old woman was killed when she crashed her car in her hometown of East Northport on Sunday afternoon.Suffolk County police Barbara Dedicke was driving a Honda southbound on Elwood Road when her vehicle struck a parked car and a utility pole just north of Clay Pitts Road at 3:30 p.m.Dedicke was pronounced dead at the scene. She was driving alone and there were no other injuries.Second Squad detectives impounded the Honda, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crash to call them at 631-854-8252.
The Minka Twins are influenced by the blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces found in traditional Japanese farm dwellings, known as minka.These are not houses to throw stones in.Two homes – dubbed the Minka Twins – are currently under construction at Bardon, and are made almost entirely of glass and wooden battens.Designed by renowned architect Liam Proberts, of Bureau Proberts, the houses are inspired by Japanese style, and can be completely opened on all sides. The Minka Twins are being constructed at Bardon, and have been designed by architect Liam ProbertsMr Proberts said the designs were created to suit living in Brisbane’s subtropical climate and the new home needs of a modern family.“They are influenced by the blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces found in traditional Japanese farm dwellings, known as minka,” he said. “The Minka Twins’ lower level is constructed largely of glass walls that can be completely opened up via an engineered track system to create the most seamless sense of indoor-outdoor living you can imagine.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Feature batten screening on all sides, high ceilings and pitched roofs pay respect to the Queenslander character of the Bardon streetscape.“The homes have open floor plans that still provide good separation for the occupants and many other modern attributes including ducted airconditioning, exposed concrete floors and awnings for shade and privacy.” The Minka Twins design blurs the lines between the outdoors and indoors.The houses are being constructed by Brisbane-based Story Developments, and each includes four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, two study areas, family rooms, indoor gardens and double car garages. Each house has a stunning family pool and extensive modern landscaping.“The Minka Twins will be the first in a collection of homes we will be releasing,” said Story Developments director Marvin D’souza. “Plans are already under way for our next instalment of homes, to be located in Graceville, and these will also stand out from the crowd.“The idea behind Story Developments is that each project we do will be totally unique and create interesting and never-before-seen designs for Brisbane, located in highly sought-after suburbs.”The Minka Twins are being marketed by Position Property.“The supply of new, premium homes in Bardon is at a significant low,” said Position Property director Richard Lawrence.“It’s one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs – appealing to families in particular due to the excellent education facilities, proximity to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and location only 6km from the CBD,” he said.Construction is currently under way with completion expected in August. read more
The disgraced cyclist – who’s banned for life from the sport after admitting doping – had wanted the case thrown out.It involves sponsorship money paid to his former team by the United States Postal Service from 2000 to 2004.
The Retired Footballers in Ghana has made a passionate appeal to active Black Stars players to financially sponsor the Oldies League.The 19-team league has been in session the last two years with ex-internationals like Mohammed Polo, Ibrahim Sunday and Awuley Quaye featuring.This year Teshie Oldies won the league and will officially be crowned league champions for the 2012/2013 season with a coronation match at the Accra Stadium on Saturday.Their reward is two balls, a trophy but no cash prize.Spokesperson for the Retired National Footballers Association, Willie Klutse, a member of the 1978 Nations Cup winning, reiterated why the current players must help the association.“I want to appeal to our Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, who always talks about the National retired league, to come and help us financially,” he told Accra-based Joy sports “I will appeal to him to talk to his colleagues for them to sow this seed into an association that one day they will be part of, If they will even contribute the surplus or coins in their pocket we will take it and build the association.“One day before they will retire their contributions will be of their own benefits so they should consider our appeal because we are doing a lot for the old players and we need support to take care of the old players.” read more
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By City News Service Train service between Los Angeles and San Diego is on hold today because construction crews laying new double tracks in Santa Ana have the popular route blocked. Most Metrolink and Amtrak passenger service on the popular line, which has up to 60 trains pass each day, is suspended in central Orange County. Amtrak is running buses on its intercity routes for displaced passengers. Metrolink’s weekend trains from Los Angeles Union Station are only travelling as far south as the Anaheim station. In San Diego County, Saturday service on the Coaster line is not affected. No Coasters run Sundays. Rail officials are working on a $28 million project to lay parallel tracks on all 60 miles of line between Los Angeles and Laguna Niguel. The double tracks will mean an end to most delays for commuter and intercity trains on the line, and will mean less pollution and noise from idling trains that for decades have had to wait for clear tracks in central Orange County. read more
For centuries, shirtless and shoeless young warriors gathered and grappled on patches of muddy ground near the foot of the Himalayas, practicing the ancient contact sport of Kabaddi.For the most part it was unchanged, and uncomplicated. Like other popular sports in India, though, the modern transformation has been rapid, driven by commercial opportunities and with the intention of going global.Now there’s two professional leagues – one in India and another which recently kicked off in London.Backers of the pro leagues are marketing slick new versions of kabaddi that they hope will compete with the mushrooming franchise-based sports leagues in India – particularly cricket, the runaway success story of them all.So far, they’re following the formula. Bollywood film stars have been roped in as owners or promoters, elaborate marketing plans have been rolled out and live broadcasting deals done.”We’re only trying to capitalize on the popularity of the sport among South Asians and expatriates,” World Kabaddi League chief executive Raman Raheja explains. “We got to know of the potential of this game during the organization of World Cups in Punjab over the past few years featuring teams from around the world.”In this August 6, 2014 photo, Dabang Delhi players grab a Bengal Warriors player, second from right, during their Pro Kabaddi League match in New Delhi, India. AP photo Raheja says it was also the success of smaller leagues across the world that inspired his group to take the tournament to abroad.”There are some 200 kabaddi clubs … and only half of them are in India,” he said. “They’re all surviving on ticket sales – without government support or sponsorship. That got us thinking and we decided to integrate the fragmented world of kabaddi.”advertisementThe race to franchise-based competitions was sparked by the instant success of the seemingly made-for-television Twenty20 cricket in India, when competing leagues battled for billions in potential revenue.The now defunct Indian Cricket League tried vainly to stay a step ahead of the Indian Premier League, which was backed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, but lacked recognition from the sport’s governing bodies.There’s no all-embracing world governing body for the physical, tag-like game of Kabaddi, and the World Kabaddi League and Pro Kabaddi League have slightly different formats.The seven-a-side version that is popular in south Asia and has been a regular medal sport in the Asian Games since 1990. One team sends a raider into the rival half of the field to gain points by tackling, wrestling, grabbing or tagging opponents while chanting ‘kabaddi’ in a single breath. In the meantime, he tries to touch opposing players and then return to his own half to earn points. If he makes it back, the players he touched are out of the game.Teams take turns to send raiders, with the aim of the defending team to either evade the raider or tackle him in such a way that he can’t return to his side before running out of breath.It became popular, particularly in north-western India, because it requires little more than a square piece of land about half the size of a basketball court for matches, and can be played indoors or out, on the beach, on grass, dirt or mud.But the newer versions are played on synthetic mats and chants of kabaddi have been replaced by a 30-second time limit for each raid. The players also wear shirts – providing space for sponsors’ logos, naturally – while electronic scoreboards lend a contemporary look to venues.While the Pro Kabaddi League is affiliated with the International Kabaddi Federation and follows the format used at the Asian Games, the World Kabaddi League allows only one person per team to wrestle with the raider.Bengal Warriors players try to catch a Dabang Delhi player during their Pro Kabaddi League match in New Delhi, India. AP photo The World Kabaddi League, which started Aug. 10 in London, will be played in 14 cities across three continents and five countries over five months.Teams such as the California Eagles, Punjab Thunder, Lahore Lions, Royal Kings USA, United Singhs and Vancouver Lions are among eight teams competing for the top prize of $570,000. The players’ salaries range from $10,000-20,000 per season.The July 26-Aug. 31 Pro Kabaddi League competition, involving eight city-based franchises in India, is backed by a prominent TV channel.”We strongly believe in the potential of kabaddi,” Star India chief executive Uday Shankar said. “We’re working hard to build it.”The sport was mired in controversy in 2011 when doping authorities caught 53 players who either tested positive or refused to cooperate with during testers during the Kabaddi world championships, a competition for national teams held in the Punjab.advertisementThe head of India’s National Anti-Doping Agency said at the time he was surprised by the high number of doping cases, which resulted in bans for athletes from Britain, the United States, Italy, Spain, Australia, Norway, Germany, Argentina, Pakistan and India.The Indian team won the tournament, and gradually the sport has restored its image.Now, the two pro leagues are generating plenty of interest.”Sponsors will adopt a wait-and-watch approach for now,” sports marketing professional Indranil Das Blah said. “It’s easy to launch successfully since expectations are negligible, but sustaining success is the hard part and that’s what sponsors need – sustainability.”But Blah, the Chief Operating Officer of Kwan Entertainment, doesn’t think having more than one league is a problem.”While ideally, two leagues of the same sport are never good, the two leagues currently seem to have very different positioning,” Blah said. “While one sees itself as an Indian league, the other clearly aspires to be a global league.”While nobody can predict the long-term viability of the leagues, the players are certainly hoping it lasts.”Who’d have thought a few years ago that we would be playing this game as paid professionals?” said Royal Kings USA player Balram Singh, who comes from a farming family in the Punjab. “This kabaddi is totally different from what we used to play in our villages and the players are happy to be playing in front of large crowds – and earning money from the sport.” read more
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Geneva-based SwissMarine Services for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels.Under the agreement, the company’s 179,362 dwt Capesize Seattle would be hired at a gross charter rate of USD 16,000 per day.The 2001-built ships would work for a period of sixteen to nineteen months. The charter is expected to commence on December 25, 2018.Diana Shipping said that this employment would generate around USD 7.68 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.The vessel is currently employed with Singapore-based Koch Shipping at a charter rate of USD 24,000 per day. read more
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