Northport Woman Dies in House Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 64-year-old woman died after running into her burning Northport home, possibly in an attempt to rescue her two pet cats on Friday morning, according to investigators.Suffolk County police and firefighters responded to the blaze on Theron Place, where 30-year-old John Carberry and his mother, Ellen, had escaped at 7:40 a.m., authorities said.Ellen, who was overcome by the fire, was pronounced dead at the scene.Firefighters from the Northport, East Northport, Centerport and Greenlawn fire departments extinguished the flames.Homicide Squad and Arson Squad detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire, which preliminarily appears to be accidental.last_img

T&T head coach hints at role for retiring Kenwyne Jones

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago head coach, Dennis Lawrence, has left the door open for retiring national forward Kenwyne Jones to play a role in the country’s development programme.Speaking following Jones’ shock retirement from the game earlier this week, Lawrence said the 33-year-old possessed an abundance of experience which could be used to help develop the new generation of players.“It’s not just about being on the football pitch. People play different roles and sometimes it’s off the football pitch,” Jones told the Guardian newspaper here. prolificKenwyne has an undisputed amount of experience and it’s something he can pass on to this generation so as long as Kenwyne is around and willing, he will always have a part to play with me because I think we cannot afford to let these type of people walk out of our football.”Jones played 89 times for T&T, scoring 23 goals, and was involved in the national team as recently as their failed qualifying campaign for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.He was also a member of the historic squad which qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, while suiting up for three CONCACAF Gold Cups.The six-foot, two-inch striker played extensively in the English Premier League, representing the likes of Sunderland and Stoke City, and also turned out for Bournemouth and Cardiff City in short stints.Lawrence said it was this type of quality record that was hard to ignore.“He played the highest level you could get in world football. This guy has been involved in the English Premier League, he’s been at a World Cup and he’s done himself no in-favours whatsoever; so I think he’s done well and I’m delighted for him,” said Lawrence, who has played alongside Jones in the past during his time as a national defender.“We need to focus on every positive thing he’s done for himself, he’s done for T&T football and let that be the legacy that Kenwyne has left.”last_img read more

NFL Week 17 Weather Updates: Rain could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions

first_imgThe Week 17 NFL weather forecast looks like it will be a rainy one, but before we get in to the individual games that could be impacted by weather, I want to briefly discuss the difference between a rain forecast and a wind forecast and how you should manage your expectations (and your fantasy football team) for both.When I make a wind forecast a few days before the event, I feel very confident that the forecast will verify. This is because wind impacts an area relatively uniformly. That is, the stadium will see the same general wind as the rest of the city. Because winds are such a reliable weather variable, I think it’s actionable to see a high wind game a few days out and tinker lineups accordingly (i.e. sit QBs/WRs/Ks in high wind games). Saints @ Panthers | Jets @ Bills | Eagles @ Giants | Steelers @ Ravens. This is where the opening paragraph really comes in to play. All four of these games have a good chance of rain, but the honest truth is that I won’t know the extent of the rain until Sunday morning when I can pull up radar and analyze each situation. My current feeling would be to not make any roster moves on these games yet, but make sure you check back on Twitter for the latest updates on Sunday morning. If it just looks like passing showers, play ball! But if it looks like one or more of these games may be a true downpour, then consider making pivots.WEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesAs always, all forecasts are subject to change prior to kickoff. You can follow me on Twitter (@KevinRothWx), check out the hourly automated NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders, or take a look at WeatherEdge for updates. We’ve also added automated College Football Weather for those NCAA football fans looking for a little weather insight for bowl games. WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerRain, unfortunately, is the opposite of reliable. The issue isn’t so much being 100-percent wrong (though that can happen); it’s that rain is not at all a uniformly distributed weather variable. You can see a game that plays dry while it pours for three hours right across the street, or you could a dry game that had an 80-percent chance of rain It’s very hard to pinpoint rain at a specific location and time until it’s nearly happening. For that reason I recommend always waiting until Sunday morning to make lineup decisions based on rain (I post updates on Twitter @KevinRothWx). The “looks like a rain game” on Friday can very easily become “The rain will be after the game” by Sunday. Before we break down the Week 17 forecast, here’s a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @KevinRothWx or check our hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinders’ exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions have impacted historical scoring.NFL Week 17 weather updatesBrowns @ Bengals. This is the one game that I feel most confident in seeing rain — high rain coverage and some impressive rain intensity at times (more than just a passing light shower). I think it’s fair to consider leaning a little more toward a run-heavy game script here, so I’d give a bump up to running backs and defenses. last_img read more

South African Tourism Acting CEO Sthembiso Dlamin

first_imgSouth African Tourism Acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, today said care has been taken to re-focus the event on the things that really matter to the industry, but more especially on the smaller players.“In our planning we kept coming back to wanting to create an event that embodies the spirit and soul of what Africa is about but in a business setting. Visitors and exhibitors should expect to come and connect with the roots of Africa’s unique tourism offering; and leave with business opportunities in hand.”INDABA will create more quality engagements for small business owners and buyers in the form of daily speed-marketing sessions. Through the online diary and matchmaking system, care will be taken to facilitate suitably matched meetings between exhibitors and credible buyers. The series of carefully tailored tech and trade talks, will see leading industry specialists in their respective fields deliver keynote addresses to equip businesses for future growth.“The INDABA 2016 programme is being designed in response to feedback from exhibitors who unanimously said that they want a business-enabling and informative show that will allow them opportunities to access the speakers, have face time with media and meet with reputable buyers. There are other changes we are working on to implement but all in all, we are excited that the programme we’re designing will meet the needs and expectations of exhibitors and cannot wait to reveal more,” says Dlamini.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterOwners of tourism businesses looking to use this year’s Tourism INDABA to grow their enterprises should prepare to be blown away, as this year’s offering includes more quality networking opportunities, more industry experts behind the microphone, and a renewed focus and perspective on creating future growth through tourism.last_img read more