Motorcycle Fatalities On The Rise In New York State

first_imgCropped Chris Yarzab / CC BY 2.0 ALBANY — Deaths from motorcycle crashes are up more than 17 percent compared to last year, according to the Institute For Traffic Safety Management and Research.At this time last year, state officials tracked and reported 73 motorcycle-related deaths, compared to 86 thus far this year.Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than people in passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which also reports that despite representing only 3 percent of all registered motor vehicles, motorcyclists account for 14 percent of all traffic-related fatalities nationwide.Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, preliminary data shows that as of August 15, 2020, deaths from motorcycle crashes are up more than 17 percent compared to the same period in 2019. “Danger does not take a holiday and with increased traffic on the road this Labor Day weekend, we all have a responsibility to exercise good judgment and caution,” Cuomo said. “New York State will continue to crack down on dangerous driving behavior because the safety of all drivers and passengers will always be a top priority for us.”Mark J.F. Schroeder, DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, said, “The motorcycle riding season is winding down and with nice weather predicted for this long holiday weekend, we expect more traffic and more riders on the roads, so I am urging everyone to be responsible, pay attention, and slow down. We all play a part in keeping one another safe on our roads and it is up to every driver and rider to stop this alarming trend in motorcycle fatalities from continuing.”Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I agree I had four people pull out in front of me this season which is due to lazy driving on their part. That’s why I drive my bike like everyone is out to get me.,Assholes need to get off the phone/texting while they are driving there cars and pay attention to there driving,Every other vehicle are on there phones !!,That’s why on both are cycles i have a flashing head lights . I will not ride without just this weekend on my ride to keuka two cars move over when i was ridinglast_img read more

Satisfaction! Mick Jagger Wants to Bring Oscar-Nominated Doc 20 Feet From Stardom to Broadway

first_img View Comments After a buzzed-about debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, 20 Feet From Stardom was released in theaters last June, and eventually grossed almost $5 million—making it the top-grossing documentary of the year. It’s too early to say if the talented singers will be performing at the 86th Academy Awards telecast on March 2, but we’d love to see Love and her fellow too-often unsung heroes get a shot at singing one of the Oscar-nominated songs. It looks like you can always get what you want! Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and his producing partner Victoria Pearman are in talks to turn the Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom into a Broadway musical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jagger and Pearman would also like to produce a TV series adaptation of the film and bring some of the backup singers featured in the doc to the Broadway version, including Hairspray alum Darlene Love. Watch the official trailer for 20 Feet From Stardom below! Directed by Morgan Neville, 20 Feet From Stardom chronicles the lives and careers—the hopes, dreams and often dashed expectations—of some of pop’s greatest background singers, including Love (background for Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick), Merry Clayton (Jagger, Ray Charles), Lisa Fischer (Luther Vandross, Tina Turner), Claudia Lennear (Joe Cocker) and The Voice alum Judith Hill (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder). The film digs deep into the roles the singers played on rock classics like “Gimme Shelter” and “Sweet Home Alabama” and their efforts to break out on their own.last_img read more

Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll soars to 78, with highest number of deaths in a day

first_imgOn Thursday, the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general Achmad Yurianto announced 103 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 893. Jakarta still has the majority of cases with 515, an increase of 53 since Wednesday.Another region with a significant increase was South Sulawesi with 14 new cases, more than doubling its total number of cases to 27.“Four more people have recovered,” Yurianto said, adding that the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the country was 35.(mfp)Topics : The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Indonesia has soared to 78 as the Health Ministry announced 20 more deaths on Thursday, the country’s highest one-day death toll increase.Jakarta is the province with the highest number of deaths with 46, followed by West Java with 11, and Central Java with six. Indonesia’s death toll is the highest in Southeast Asia, followed by the Philippines with 45, and its mortality rate of 8.73 percent is among the highest in the world.last_img read more

Iran condemns Israel-UAE deal as ‘strategic stupidity’

first_imgIran strongly condemned Friday an agreement between Israel and the UAE to normalize ties, blasting it as an act of “strategic stupidity” that will only strengthen the Tehran-backed “axis of resistance”.The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which was announced by US President Donald Trump on Thursday, is only the third such accord Israel has struck with an Arab state.In it, Israel pledges to suspend annexation of Palestinian lands, although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that did not mean it was abandoning plans to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements across the occupied West Bank. Topics : The Iranian foreign ministry denounced the deal as an act of “strategic stupidity from Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv which will undoubtedly strengthen the resistance axis in the region”.”The oppressed people of Palestine and all the free nations of the world will never forgive the normalizing of relations with the criminal Israeli occupation regime and the complicity in its crimes,” a ministry statement said. Establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and Washington’s Middle East allies, including the oil-rich Gulf states, has been central to Trump’s regional strategy to contain Iran. Calling “Abu Dhabi’s shameful move” dangerous, Tehran warned against any Israeli interference in the Gulf and said “the government of the Emirates and other accompanying states must accept responsibility for all the consequences” of the agreement.center_img In an indirect reference to its main regional rival Saudi Arabia, Iran called on rulers harming the people of Palestine and Yemen “from their glass palaces” to start correctly distinguishing “between their friends and foes”.last_img read more

Open for inspection helps break five year drought

first_imgTony Pennisi of The Property Hub — Beenleigh said there were several reasons the property had remained on the market for so long, including the refusal to do open for inspections.“It seems to be genuinely the best way to get to the market that’s not too aggressive to buyers,” he said.“They come, knowing they don’t have to set up an appointment and they probably won’t be there by themselves, and they feel the most comfortable to look at a home.” This property at 176 Bahrs Scrub Rd, Bahrs Scrub sold for $1.385m.A HOUSE that had been on the market for five years has finally sold with the agent applauding the decision to invite open for inspections.The 10-year-old house at 176 Bahrs Scrub Road, Bahrs Scrub was in immaculate condition, and caught the attention of an inner city Spring Hill couple expecting their first child. Inside the immaculate property that was the first to sell in Bahrs Scrub for 2019.It was sold for $1.385 million and is the first Bahrs Scrub house sale of the year.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The relaxed environment of an open for inspection can make people feel at home.The Spring Hill couple had previously offered for the house but were rejected.A second party signed a contract but pulled out due to lack of finance. The Spring Hill couple returned with a higher bid and were successful.center_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN BAHRS SCRUB >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Boston tops SportMods at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (July 9) – Dustin Boston outran the IMCA SportMod field for his first Tri-State Speed­way victory of the season on Saturday night.Logan Ellis finished second for the second week in a row and last week’s winner, Dustin Leather­man, followed for a third place finish.Tate Cole captured his eighth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season over Kevin Guinn in second and 15-year-old Kayden Menasco in third.last_img

Bournemouth player one of two more coronavirus positive tests in EPL

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians English Premier League clubside Bournemouth confirmed on Sunday that one of their players is among the two latest people across the league to test positive for the coronavirus.In a statement, Bournemouth said the player would now self-isolate for seven days, as per the protocols. Six people across three clubs, including at least one player from Watford, tested positive for the virus in the first round of tests.In a statement on its website, the Premier League said the two positive tests came from a round of 996 tests across all 20 clubs, with each club increasing their tests from 40 to 50.“The Premier League can today confirm that on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs,” the Premier League said.A third round of tests will take place at the 20 clubs on Monday and Tuesday.The Premier League is still hoping to resume the season in June. dpa/NAN.Tags: AFC BournemouthCoronavirusCOVID-19Watfordlast_img read more

Di Matteo celebrates historic Chelsea win

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo described Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Napoli as one of the club’s greatest victories.The Blues overturned a 3-1 first-leg deficit at Stamford Bridge, where Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time winner took them into the quarter-finals. Ivanovic fired in Chelsea’s winner.It was Chelsea’s third win in as many matches under interim boss Di Matteo, who paid tribute to his players.AdChoices广告He declared: “I’ve had some great nights, I have to say. But that one will probably go down in this club’s history – to have come back from a two-goal deficit.“The players showed they care about the club and the supporters. Some of the players couldn’t even run at the end because they had cramp, but they just kept fighting.“For the club, it meant a lot to still be able to play in the Champions League. Everybody was delighted.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Syracuse will face No. 1 seed Wisconsin in its 1st-ever NCAA Tournament game

first_img Comments Syracuse (13-21-3, 10-8-2 College Hockey America) found out on Sunday that it will face No. 1-seed Wisconsin (32-4-2, 18-4-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday. The Orange will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for the quarterfinals, and if they advance, the Frozen Four will be played in Hamden, Connecticut, on March 22 and 24. On Friday, SU blew out Robert Morris, 6-2, in the CHA championship game to earn its first CHA title and NCAA tournament berth in program history. It was the Orange’s third win in three days. They started the CHA tournament with a 4-1 win against Lindenwood on Wednesday before beating Mercyhurst, 4-3, on the back of a Lindsay Eastwood hattrick. The Orange played Wisconsin twice this season on Dec. 1 and 2 in Madison. SU was blown out both times by a combined score of 15-2. Wisconsin comes off winning the WCHA championship, 3-1, against Minnesota on Sunday, and SU head coach Paul Flanagan called the Badgers a “dynamic team” with “tremendous depth at all positions.”   Since winter break though, Syracuse has improved offensively and defensively, and Flanagan said the Orange need to have a “short-term memory” when it comes to the earlier losses. In the CHA championship game, Syracuse’s physical defense prevailed and shut down the conference’s leading scorer, Robert Morris’ Jaycee Gebhard. Flanagan added that the goaltending has solidified in recent weeks, and in the first game against Wisconsin, Maddi Welch made a season-high 48 saves. In the CHA tournament, the Orange gave up just two goals a contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s tough slate of nonconference games early in the season, playing six then-top-10 teams before winter break, also helped prepare the Orange for the postseason, Flanagan said.  “We feel that we’ve got some motivation going and some good momentum,” Flanagan said. “And we’re feeling, certainly, like our team’s done a 180 since we went out there (to Wisconsin).” With St. Lawrence, his alma mater, Flanagan reached the women’s Frozen Four five times, including four-straight from 2003 to 2007. In his one finals appearance (2001), his team fell 4-2 against Minnesota-Duluth. His experience will helped with the preparation and understanding what distractions may face the players, Flanagan said.“It’s been a decade, but going to the NCAA’s still hasn’t really changed,” Flanagan said. “So it does help to have been there. Unfortunately none of our kids have been there.”Syracuse players did deal with a sold-out crowd and a loud atmosphere when the two teams met for the first time, though, which Flanagan said will also help the Orange. “They (the players) won’t be in awe of the place because they spent two games there,” Flanagan said, “and so I think all those variables can play in our favor.” Published on March 10, 2019 at 10:05 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again for Angels this year

first_img COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.Ohtani likely will return to the Angels’ lineup as their designated hitter this week, Maddon said Tuesday night before the club opened a road series against the Seattle Mariners.The Angels’ stance on Ohtani is unsurprising after the club announced he had strained the flexor pronator mass near the elbow of his pitching arm. The two-way star’s recovery from the strain requires him to abstain from throwing for four to six weeks, which covers most of the shortened 2020 season.“I’m not anticipating him pitching at all this year,” Maddon said. “Any kind of throwing program is going to be very conservative.”Ohtani was injured Sunday in the second inning of his second start since returning to the mound following Tommy John surgery in late 2018. Ohtani issued five walks during the 42-pitch inning against the Houston Astros, with his velocity dropping later in the frame.The arm injury is another obstacle in Ohtani’s path to becoming the majors’ first true two-way player in decades. He made 10 mound starts as a rookie in 2018 before injuring his elbow, but he served as the Angels’ regular designated hitter last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.Ohtani has pitched in only three games since June 2018, but the Angels still believe in Ohtani’s ability to be a two-way player, Maddon said.“I’m seeing that he can,” Maddon said. “We’ve just got to get past the arm maladies and figure that out. But I’ve seen it. He’s just such a high-end arm, and we’ve seen what he can do in the batter’s box. Now maybe it might get to the point where he may choose to do one thing over the other and express that to us. I know he likes to hit. In my mind’s eye, he’s still going to be able to do this.”The veteran manager believes Ohtani will benefit from a full spring training and a normal season. Ohtani wasn’t throwing at full strength for a starter when the coronavirus pandemic shut down spring training in March because he wasn’t expected to pitch until May as he returned from surgery.“Going into a regular season with a normal number of starts and all the things that permit guys to be ready for a year, that’s what we need to see is some normalcy before you make that kind of determination,” Maddon said.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 5th August, 2020 06:14 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 06:14 IST Maddon: Shohei Ohtani Won’t Pitch Again For Angels This Year Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says LIVE TVlast_img read more