West Babylon Crash Leaves Teen Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 17-year-old Deer Park girl died after the car she was riding in crashed into a house in West Babylon on Sunday night.Suffolk County police said Aramis Broadus, 19, of Wheatley Heights, was driving a Nissan Maxima northbound on Little East Neck Road when he lost control of the car, hit a utility pole and then struck a house near Gordon Avenue at 8:50 p.m.Broadus and the three passengers in the vehicle, Kenya Jimenez, 18-year-old Chyna Adams and 20-year-old Robert Jones, who are also from Deer Park, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.Jimenez died nearly five hours later. Adams and Jones were treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Broadus was treated for minor injuries. Nobody inside the home was injured.The Town of Babylon Fire Marshal and Building Inspector condemned the home due to the extensive damage to the structure.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Guyanese swimmers to compete at VOS Invitational Meet in Suriname

first_imgGOODWILL Swim Meet silver medallist Phillip DeNobrega, Trumaine Cole, Leon Seaton and Nikita Peters are some of the medal prospects in the Guyana team of swimmers, who will depart tomorrow for Suriname ahead of their participation at the VOS Powerade Invitational Swim Meet from December 8 to 12.According to team coach Christopher McAdam, some of the other swimmers who are expected to do well include 8-year-old Ariel Rodrigues along with Antonio Rodrigues.Twenty-six swimmers are expected to compete against swimmers from Curacao, Aruba, French Guiana and host nation, Suriname. The team have been training twice daily, six days a week at the National Aquatic Centre.Sixteen-year-old DeNobrega, who clocked a number of personal best (PB) timings throughout the season, is hoping to continue on a high note as the season winds down to a close. DeNobrega will be participating in four events in the Boys’ 18 and over category, namely the 50m and 100m freestyle, the 100m IM and the 100m breaststroke.DeNobrega, who first began participating at this meet back in 2013, is feeling particularly good about his chances in the 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.“I’m feeling really good about it; I think I’ll bring home a medal or two. Because my times, in these events, compared to other swimmers in Suriname, in these races, are really close.”Cole, who will also be in the Boys’ 18 and over category, is also looking at his chances in the 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. These were the events he was paying keen attention to during training. In addition to those two events Cole will also be in the 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly, as well as in the relays.Meanwhile, 11-year-old Seaton will now have to show if he can withstand increased competition and repeat his last year’s performance where he claimed four gold medals and a silver, when Guyana returned home with a total of 15 medals.However, this year has seen an increase in competition from last year when only Guyana and Suriname competed. Seaton will be in the Boys’ 11-12 category, swimming in the 50 freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m breaststroke and the 100m IM.Overall this year’s team consists a lot of experienced swimmers, while there are also a few new faces looking to capitalise on experience as they develop on their skills.There are Ariel Rodrigues and Sarah Ramsammy in the Girls’ 7-8; and Madison Chichester in the 9-10 category. In the 11-12 age group are Nekita Peters, Krystal Brown, and Guvita Ramlakhan, while Harshannie Kundun is the only 13-14 girl and Tiffany De Moura is the lone15-17 girl.Apart from DeNobrega, Cole and Seaton the Boys’ team includes Jeremy Sookram, Jeron Sookram and Micah Chichester (7-8) Stephen Ramkhelawan (9-10). In the 11-12 group Seaton is joined by Vidjaz Mohamed, Stephon Ramkhelawan and Moses Persaud. The 13-14 boys are Jonathan Sookram, George Telford, Nikhil Ramnarine and Garvin Gayadin.Team manager is Leon Seaton. Chaperons Bisham Ramlakhan and Persaud Rampersaud and chaperones Rhonda Seaton, Shannie Rodrigues and Anita are the other officials.last_img read more

Who is Steve Cohen, what is Brodie Van Wagenen’s future, and other questions surrounding the Mets

first_imgYears of questionable on-field decisions, off-field scandals and just generally bad baseball-ing seem to be coming to an end, as Cohen is reportedly angling himself to buy a majority stake of the team, effectively making him the boss of the boys from Flushing.MORE: With potential work stoppage looming, are teams going for it now?But with any ownership change comes big questions, so here are a few to mull:Who is Steve Cohen, really?OK, so we know who Steve Cohen is. He’s a billionaire hedge fund guy who bought a $24 million penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park in 2004. He’s worth almost $14 billion. He bought an 8 percent minority stake in the team in 2012. He’s a lifelong Mets fan. Hell, there’s even a TV character modeled after him!Cohen was also investigated by the SEC and FBI several times and was caught for insider trading, having to pay $1.8 billion in fines in 2012.But who is he? It’s equal parts existential and tangible.Mets fans are (maybe irrationally) excited for the Wilpons to move on, given years of egg on their faces and public backlash over the Bernie Madoff scandal and questions about the team’s commitment to winning. It’s already tough playing second fiddle to the Yankees in New York, but with the team not having operated as a big-market squad — in New York City, no less — there’s reasonable disappointment with the Mets’ hesitance in free agency and apprehension with baseball moves in general.But while a dude that’s got more money than we’ll ever see in a billion lifetimes is potentially taking over, let’s pump the brakes. Going to an all-you-can-eat joint sounds great until you get to the restaurant and realize everything in the buffet is vegan. Hate to rain on your tofu, but just because Cohen is taking over doesn’t mean the Mets’ problems are solved, and the baseline of “well, he’s not a Wilpon” is a low bar to clear. There are many questions as to what kind of owner he’ll be.The early feedback: “Ruthless.” “Hates to lose.” Sounds great.While owning the Mets is a “boyhood dream” for the Long Island native, actions speak louder than words. Early reports say that Cohen isn’t going to be afraid to spend, but it won’t mean a thing if he takes the reins and nothing changes. Early reports also say that Cohen will continue to pursue his “first passion … investing.”Hopefully that means investing in the bullpen.What does this mean for the Wilpons?As always with the Mets, there’s a certain cloud of uncertainty surrounding this whole ordeal. While sunny skies may be ahead for NL New York baseball fans, there’s a weird supposed five-year window for Fred and Jeff Wilpon right now as head honchos for the Mets. What does that mean, exactly?With this five-year window, will Cohen amass more power daily? Is he going to be the guy the second the check clears? Are the Wilpons going keep their offices in Citi Field?Early reports say that should the sale go through, Cohen will become boss after that five years. But if he’s the owner now then what’s stopping him from giving the Wilpons the boot? So many questions! It would probably behoove Cohen to completely shake up the Mets’ front office, which had one of the smallest analytics departments in the league before 2019. There are some other inefficiencies, we’d bet.Is this setting up for a “Godfather”-esque scene, where Cohen sits down with Fred Wilpon, looks him dead in the eye and says, “You’re out, Fred,” a la Michael Corleone to Tom Hagen? Given the amount of drama that’s surrounded this Mets organization since the 2002 sale of the team to Fred Wilpon, it would only be fitting. Hopefully no one goes fishing.What does this mean for Brodie Van Wagenen?Brodie Van Wagenen is in his second year of a somewhat confusing tenure with the Mets. Are they in or out? Are they trying to rebuild on the fly? It seems like BVW is trying hard to build a contender while keeping an eye on the future, kind of. It hasn’t exactly worked out yet.While you can question the methodology behind BVW’s moves over the past year, if (that’s a big “if”) there’s a plan in place for the roster, he should be allowed to see it through before Cohen brings in his own baseball guys. It’s not a dream, Mets fans.You’re waking up on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, knowing that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s not the 7 train — it’s Steve Cohen. But if Cohen makes like Uncle Phil, BVW could be out on his rear like Jazz. It’s going to be interesting to see how and whether Van Wagenen survives this five-year window — or his own contract — before Cohen’s rise to power.What does this mean for SNY?SNY, the Wilpon’s real money maker, might not be changing hands in the sale, early reports say. The Wilpons will still maintain control of the network, but given the potential new owner’s deep pockets, that might not be an issue.The Mets still own 65 percent of SNY, and given owners’ penchant for, well, making money, it would be surprising to see the Wilpons part ways with the network whether now or in the future. But if Cohen comes calling for more revenue, it’ll be interesting to see whether this is in play.last_img read more

Commissioners Celebrate Earth Day, Thank Volunteers

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County CommissionersTo celebrate Earth Day , Thurston County Commissioners presented their annual Earth Day proclamation at their regular weekly meeting. But with all the fanfare, flowers, costumes, dancing and dozens of special guests, today’s festivities will be remembered as something far beyond simple regular meeting proceedings.The proclamation declaring Tuesday, April 22 Earth Day in Thurston County was welcomed with daffodils presented by students from McLane Elementary School, and a rousing song and dance from Samba Olywa that has become a delightful annual tradition at the county commissioners’ Earth Day presentation event. Commissioners also congratulated Eli Sterling and all of the volunteers that contribute to the Procession of the Species parade as they celebrate the 20th procession this Saturday.“This special day gives us a chance to highlight the work and dedication of our local environmental heroes,” said Commission Chair Karen Valenzuela. “These volunteers are the heart and soul of this community. Thurston County is a greener and healthier place to live because of your hard work and commitment to the environment. Thank you all for everything you do for Thurston County.”“I look forward to our Earth Day celebration each year,” said Commission Vice Chair Sandra Romero. “It’s a fun and festive way to acknowledge the serious business of protecting our environment. Protecting our clean water, our fertile agricultural lands, our forests, our prairies, our wildlife, and Puget Sound protects our own quality of life and our own health here in Thurston County. Our children are counting on us to do the right thing and leave them a healthy community and a healthy planet.”“We truly could not accomplish all of the things these fabulous volunteers and environmental stewards do without the gifts of their time and tireless efforts. Thurston County as a government body could not afford all of the programs and projects that our volunteers donate to this community. What they do benefits us all, and for that we are all in their debt. They have given us all the gift of a healthier environment,” said Commissioner Cathy Wolfe. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more