Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 33-year-old Ridge man died Friday night after he crashed into a parked car, Suffolk County police said.Jason Adams was driving a 2005 Ford Lindy’s taxicab on Colgate Street just before 8 p.m., police said, when his cab crashed into a car in a driveway, causing the parked car to slam into another vehicle parked inside a garage.Responding officers removed Adams from the car and performed rescue efforts, police said. He was then taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.Detectives believe Adams crashed after experiencing a “medical event,” police said.Police said nobody else was involved in the crash. The investigation is continuing, police said.
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“We’re kind of picking different organizations, but for now we’re focusing on Communities United for Police Reform,” she said, adding that they hoped to expand donations to include black-owned businesses as well. For Gray, he said that community yoga was a reminder that in the end, we are all one community. “Right now more than ever I think that it’s time we come together and end our differences because in the end we have so much more in common than we do different,” he said. As much as Sunday’s event was about taking a minute to get away from the stress of current events, co-owner Lindsey Aingworth said it was also an opportunity to make a difference. “I thought that it was absolutely necessary that I come out and show some love and meet and connect with people who are really trying to make a difference,” he said. For attendee Amman Weaver of Binghamton, donating to organizations that support police reform is an important part of advocating for such reforms. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Dozens gathered at First Ward Park this morning for an opportunity to both unplug, and get involved. Weaver says yoga itself puts him in the frame of mind to continue pushing for reform. For Thomas Gray, who is also from Binghamton, when he heard about the event and where the donations were going, he said he knew he needed to be there. “It’s about coming together and not being divisive,” he said. “I think that right there is the message: The more compassionate we can be, the more we can stand together and fight for everybody to be able to stand on equal footing.” Organizers say they hope to continue holding community yoga sessions at the park each week, and hope to see the group grow as the summer goes on. “We wanted to bring everyone out to the park and kind of have a release from everything that’s going on in the world right now,” said co-owner Trey Davidson The Collective: A space for Growth held a community yoga event at the park, with donations going to Communities United for Police Reform, an organization that advocates for police reform in New York State. “I think funding is incredibly important and one of the things I think we really need to focus on is getting funding for the proper programs so people can gain access to services like mental health,” he said.
The Global Challenges Foundation has set itself a target of informing about how to “combat the greatest global risks”.Last year, it funded a project helping scientists brief world leaders ahead of the Paris climate change conference on the measures needed to avoid dangerous climate change.Its goals would build on the work overseen by Andersson during his time at AP4, which saw the fund as co-founder of the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, which was targeting the decarbonisation of $100bn (€92bn) in assets but by December had attracted support to lower the carbon output of $600bn worth of holdings.AP4 in 2014 also unveiled a low-carbon equity index, a project developed with France’s Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites and MSCI.Andersson said he was departing at a time when the fund was the largest of the four buffer funds, with SEK310bn (€33.1bn) in capital at the end of 2015.Prior to joining AP4, he was CIO of Skandia Asset Management and also worked as head of Nordic equities at Deutsche Bank.He also spent several years as an equity portfolio manager at AP3.His departure is the second senior role to fall vacant at AP4 in recent months, following the decision of Björn Kvarnskog, head of equities, to join Australia’s Future Fund as head of global equities. Mats Andersson, chief executive of Sweden’s AP4, is to step down after a decade leading the buffer fund.Andersson said it had been a “privilege” to head up AP4 since 2006 and that he would remain in his current role until a replacement was found.He stressed that his departure would give him time to pursue other opportunities but said they were unlikely to be operational in nature.“For example, I received an offer from László Szombatfalvy to work more actively with his Global Challenges Foundation, which feels like an enticing continuation of the climate work we at the Fourth AP Fund have conducted together with the UN and international pension funds in recent years,” he said in a statement.
Oilfield services company TechnipFMC is taking a set of actions in response to the current market environment, including a 30% reduction in capex. Source: TechnipFMCThese actions include a 30% reduction in 2020 capital expenditures to $300 million – a reduction of $150 million when compared to the company’s previous full-year guidance.TechnipFMC’s actions also include $100+ million in annualized cost reductions for Surface Technologies – primarily to address the sudden and sharp decline in North American activity.Also, the company’s actions include $30 million in annualized cost reductions to corporate expenses – exit run-rate savings to be achieved by year-end, with full recognition in 2021.TechnipFMC’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $5.2 billion at the end of 2019, of which $2.2 billion was available for company use outside joint ventures. The company’s liquidity is further supported by a revolving credit facility of $2.5 billion.TechnipFMC noted it continues to leverage its global footprint, information technology infrastructure, and diverse workforce to ensure business continuity in the current environment.The company said it will incorporate its latest assessment of the operating environment and market outlook when it provides updated financial guidance in its first quarter 2020 earnings release.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
Mercatornet 28 July 2014Does your birth certificate really tell the truth about your birth?For most, the answer to this will of course be yes. But for some people, the answer will actually be no.Emma Creswell is one of perhaps 70,000 children in Britain who have been born through donor conception and who have birth certificates that do not reflect their genetic parentage. She only found this out by chance. Her case was reported this weekend, after she won a six-year battle to have the name of the man she was brought up to believe was her father removed from her birth certificate, after discovering – during an argument – that he was not her genetic father after all.Emma still does not know the identity of her genetic father so on her new birth certificate, where his name, occupation and date of birth should be, the boxes are blank.Emma found out the truth about her ‘father’ when she was a teenager. But many more like her may never find out. Children can only find out about their origins if the parents who brought them up choose to tell them that they were donor conceived. And many parents of donor conceived children choose not to tell them about their genetic origins. It is often kept a secret, so many children still go through life not knowing who their real genetic father is (or mother, for egg donation). And they have birth certificates that do not tell them this.Rachel Pepa, who also only found out as an adult that the man she always thought was her father was not, says:“I absolutely, categorically think I should have been told as a child – as soon as I was old enough to process the information. It is such a fundamental piece of information to have about yourself – to know who your parents are. Sometimes I get angry thinking about it.”http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/should_birth_certificates_lie
Un Beau Roman jumped well in front and soon held a clear advantage, but his stablemate Alelchi Inois, the 11-8 favourite to defend his unbeaten record over fences, made a bad error seven out and though Ruby Walsh did remarkably well to stay in the saddle, he had to be pulled up. At the business end only Chancol (3-1) and Paul Carberry had a real chance of catching Mikey Fogarty’s mount approaching three out, but he too looked to tire coming to the second-last, only to dig deep from the final fence to get up in the last 50 yards. Winning trainer Noel Meade said: “I think he’ll improve because he’s so big. He’s still light and when he fills out he could be anything. Because of that I don’t want to run him too often. Fences are a big help to him, as he jumps so well. “Mags O’Toole spotted him at the sales and said I had to buy him. I’d never heard of his sire, but she said ‘don’t mind that, just look at the horse’ and she was right. He’s very clean winded and doesn’t take a lot (of getting ready).” RaceBets gave Chancol a 20-1 quote for the Arkle at Cheltenham. Liz Doyle’s Pairofbrowneyes (7-1) returned from a lay-off since early March with a gutsy victory in the Go Racing In Kildare 2015 Membership Handicap Hurdle, leading on the run to the last under Mikey Fogarty and holding Pivot Bridge by a length and a quarter. The trainer said: “I thought he’d win and I felt he was my best chance of the weekend. He was on the bridle the last day, but just didn’t get home. He just wanted to be dropped back in trip. “He was spot on today and off a mark of 114 I thought he had to win. He’ll go for something nice after Christmas. It just took the trainer a while to work out his trip.” Davy Russell travelled best on Lite Duties in the closing stages of the Flynn & Lynch Life And Pensions Supporting Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle and when he popped the question, Charles Byrnes’ charge (11-4) went four and a half lengths clear. Byrnes said: “A horse fell in front of him at the second-last the last day at Cork, and only for that he would have been closer. He’ll tip away in those handicaps.” Chancol denied long-time leader Un Beau Roman to take a dramatic Madigans Bars Craddockstown Novice Chase at Punchestown. Press Association
Macy’s has announced that it is being forced to furlough most of it’s employees due to the coronavirus keeping it’s brick- and- mortar stores closed.The store made the announcement Monday stating that the brick-and-mortar stores accounted for the majority of it’s business and now they are being forced to implement several changes to bolster their bottomline.Next week, the company which also owns Bloomingdales and Bluemercury , will begin the process of furloughing many of it’s over 120,000 employees.While the workers are being furloughed, the company says it still plans to pay health benefits and cover 100% of employee premiums at least through May.They will also be keeping some of their employees to assist them in their e-commerce operations, distribution and call centers.
“I always believe that you got to play to your strengths in any competition and I expect the West Indies will exactly do that,” the former right-handed top-order batsman added.According to Ganga, West Indies, with the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, were a “formidable unit” and he also praised the in-form Shai Hope.Ganga also said that not having a huge expectation could be a blessing in disguise for Jason Holder and his men.Saying West Indies could be a “dark horse”, Ganga said the team would surprise many of their opponents.”It will be a team that will surprise many of the opposition teams in this tournament (I am saying it) not because I’m a West Indian, but from what I have seen from the camaraderie, what I have seen behind the scenes, they potentially can get into the that top fours but they are strong contenders there as well.”(And) I will say top 5 to give myself a buffer, but I think this team will surprise many people,” he signed off. Meanwhile, the first game is set to begin on May 30 with the host-England taking on South Africa at the Oval in London. (With Inputs: PTI) The World Cup is set to begin on May 30. West Indies will play its first game against Pakistan. Chris Gayle will be playing his last World Cup. highlights New Delhi: Former West Indian batsman Daren Ganga feels the strength of the Jason Holder-led Caribbean team lies in batting. West Indies begin their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31 at Trent Bridge. Ganga, who played 48 Test matches, also felt that the spin option for West Indies, who have won the World Cup in 1975 and 1979, was not as potent as other teams.”A win is always good before going into a main tournament like the World Cup. Jason Holder and the think-tank will be thinking about the combination that they will select for the first game against Pakistan. The strength of this West Indies team lies in its batting,” Ganga told reporters here.Ganga, along with former India speedster Ajit Agarkar, were speaking after ESPN dedicated its second multi-functional sorts space in India at a school in Dharavi, a prominent slum area.”And you can tell from the way in which they have gone about the business of playing that warm-up game New Zealand. What will be the concern will be the bowling and how penetrative that bowling is. You can see that the spin option is not as potent as other teams in this World Cup,” he noted. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
LONDON, England (CMC) – All-rounder Ben Stokes has been rested for the solitary Twenty20 International against West Indies later this month, scuppering the anticipated renewed rivalry with West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite.The pair locked horns in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in India last year April, when Brathwaite clobbered four successive sixes off the right-arm seamer in the final over to propel West Indies to a dramatic capture of the title.The contest at Chester-le-Street on September 16 will be the first meeting of the two sides since that final.Off-spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali has also been rested for the contest.However, both he and Stokes have been included in the One-Day International squad, which will clash with the Windies in five matches starting September 19 at Old Trafford.Opener Jason Roy, dropped for England’s Champions Trophy final against Pakistan back in June, has been recalled for the series. His last eight innings have yielded just 51 runs.Both limited overs squads will be led as usual by Eoin Morgan and include Test skipper Joe Root.West Indies will also play matches at Trent Bridge on September 21, at Bristol three days later before wrapping up the series with fixtures at the Oval on September 27 and at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton two days later.SQUADS:T20 – Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey.ODI – Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.