Deer Park Man Charged With Manslaughter

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect was arrested for stabbing a 25-year-old Brentwood man to death near the suspect’s Deer Park home this week, Suffolk County police said.Christopher Chavez, 21, was charged with first-degree manslaughter.Homicide Squad detectives said Chavez fatally stabbed Marlon Velasquez on Old Country Road in Deer Park on Thursday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe he was killed several hours before his body was found.Chavez will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

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TenneT Rolls Out IJmuiden Ver Record-Breaker

first_imgTenneT is set to deploy two 2GW direct current connections for the IJmuiden Ver offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, the first ever time this capacity is to be used.Illustration of a 2GW connection. Source: TenneTThe connection will see two 525kV cables used, which allows lower costs, smaller space requirements and fewer routes on land, TenneT said.According to the transmission system operator, the offshore converters and turbines at IJmuiden Ver, located some 80km from the coast, will not be visible from land.BLIX Consultancy also deemed an island-hub network as technically and economically feasible, however it was concluded that it could not be operational in time.Namely, as the Dutch company said, the island-hub would take until 2028 to be constructed with risks of further delays and additional costs, which is not in line with the country’s 2030 wind energy roadmap.Ultimately, BLIX found that the direct current platforms with a 2GW capacity are the most attractive in terms of costs, risks and planning.“Building an innovative island-hub brings a greater uncertainty of delay in the planning phase then building a well-known direct current platform,” said Mark de la Vieter, Researcher of BLIX Consultancy.“Therefore a direct current platform fits within the ambitions of the national government’s need for speed. I predict that in the longer term island-hubs will be part of our Dutch electrical infrastructure at sea.”The 4GW IJmuiden Ver is one of three sites identified by the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. The three sites have a combined capacity of 6.1GW and are expected to help the Netherlands reach the target of 11.5GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.The wind farms at the sites are expected to be commissioned between 2024 and 2030.last_img read more

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Football: Jack Cichy to miss 2017 season

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Athletic Department announced Thursday morning senior Jack Cichy will miss the 2017 season due to a knee injury.Cichy acquired the injury Tuesday during practice and is currently scheduled to have surgery on his knee Friday. This is a blow to the UW football team, who was relying on Cichy to anchor the lineback position this year.After losing both TJ Watt and Vince Biegel last year, Cichy was going to be the cornerstone of the Wisconsin defense. The senior had a fantastic season in 2016, recording 60 tackles and 1.5 sacks.A message from @jackCICHY pic.twitter.com/w3cdyleQ3b— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 10, 2017Cichy was also a leader off the field, and has earned numerous preseason accolades including the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.The only senior in a relatively inexperienced section, Cichy’s knowledge and strength was one of the most vital tools going forward this year for the Wisconsin defense. Without him, Wisconsin will rely heavily on TJ Edwards and Chris Orr.Football preview: What to expect from the Badgers this seasonThe University of Wisconsin football team enters the 2017 season with high expectations and hopes of replicating, or even exceeding, Read…Edwards also had a great season last year, earning 89 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions. The Illinois native also recorded an interception and a forced fumble during the 2016 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.Orr played one game in the 2016 season before attaining the same ACL injury that Cichy currently has. During the 2017 spring practice, Orr admitted that he was looking forward to returning to the field after an injury of watching from the sideline.Football: Orr out with ACL injury for remainder of seasonWisconsin football head coach Paul Chryst broke the news Monday that inside linebacker Chris Orr will miss the remainder of Read…Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst told the UW Athletic Department he felt sorry for Cichy, but knew that the senior would still be an influential player moving forward.“You hate it for Jack,” Chryst said. “You only get so many chances to play this game and you never want to see a guy miss any of those opportunities.”Cichy already red-shirted during the 2014 season, but there is still hope that he might be able to attain a medical hardship waiver. This waiver acknowledges that an athlete’s injury was so debilitating, they could not play during the entire season, and due to this, do not lose a year of eligibility.More about whether or not Cichy will be able to play a final year of football will be known later since Wisconsin will need to apply for the waiver, and the NCAA will need to approve the request.last_img read more

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Kawhi Leonard struggling with his shot, but Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn’t worried

first_img Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ “Landry told me – listen, guys tell me things that aren’t true, I think you already know that – but Landry told me the other day that he’s traveling with us,” Rivers said. “I asked him, ‘Does that mean playing?’ And he says, ‘I wouldn’t be traveling if not.’”George said he’ll welcome Shamet onto the court. The two haven’t played together yet; George returned from rehabbing offseason shoulder surgeries on Nov. 14, three days after Shamet was hurt in the Clippers’ win over the Raptors.“Another guy who spaces the floor, another guy who plays defense, a weapon on both ends,” George said. “That’s what we’re adding back to our group.”Rivers added that Rodney McGruder, out with a right hamstring strain, also could return soon – at least according to McGruder: “Rodney told me he’s playing Friday. I don’t believe that, I can tell you that. But that may be true. I don’t know. We’ll find out.” The 6-foot-7 forward has been brilliant in other respects, including averaging a career-high 7.9 rebounds per game, to go with nearly two steals per contest and contributing a career-best 5.3 assists per game, almost three more than his professional average.“What I loved, honestly, I thought he set the tone with this passing,” Rivers said Tuesday, when Leonard finished with five assists. “He kind of let the game come to him. He got everybody else going first, then he tried to get himself going, and he couldn’t do that tonight. But I love that he was getting everybody else going.”SEE YOU SOON?Rivers said he couldn’t verify the veracity of the information, but he’s heard from a relatively reliable source (Landry Shamet) that Landry Shamet could return to the court during the team’s upcoming six-games-in-nine-days trip. The second-year guard has missed the past 12 games with a high left ankle sprain.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “First thing he said when he sat on the bench is, ‘My goodness, am I getting great shots.’ Right now, they’re not going in, but they will. You know they will. I love the shots he’s getting.”Leonard, who left Staples Center without addressing the media Tuesday, has mentioned he wasn’t able to work on his game as usual this offseason and has subsequently remained unavailable to play back-to-back games with what the NBA reported was an ongoing injury to the patella tendon. It’s possible that it’s just a matter of finding a consistent rhythm.Also, he and the rest of the still-jelling Clippers concede that their chemistry remains a work in progress.“I think right now everybody is, in a good way, like, ‘Hey I just got a good look, I got me a shot.’ Or, ‘Hey, you got a mismatch, you take him.’ It’s been that kind of feel,” said Paul George, Leonard’s All-Star sidekick. “I think once we get to a point where we’re just playing, the ball moves around, the ball hops around, and we show that throughout a game … once we continue to keep playing, we’ll build that chemistry.”Although Leonard is shooting a subpar-for-him 43.9 percent from the field through 16 games for the Clippers (16-6), he has scored 25 or more points in 10 of those contests. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime No, Kawhi Leonard’s shot wasn’t hitting the mark in the Clippers’ 117-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, when he finished 3 for 15 from the floor.And yes, he was similarly, woefully off-target Nov. 11, when the Clippers faced his former team, defeating the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors 98-88 despite a 2-for-11 line from Leonard.But it’s going to take more than a couple of dud shooting nights from the career 49.2 percent shooter to concern Coach Doc Rivers.“I tell you, he had great shots, so I don’t attribute it to much of anything,” Rivers said after Tuesday’s game, which was one of only five in Leonard’s career in which he took 10 or more shots and made 20 percent or fewer of them.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter The Outrigger Laguna

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has announced over 20 delectable foodie events for the festive period 24 December to 1 January.The mouth-watering creations by executive chefs Roberto Conrad, Mustapha Haj Omar and Aod Sittikraisit have been created to make Christmas and New Year a culinary sensation.Chef Roberto will showcase Locavore at its festive best with a Christmas Eve Buffet featuring slow-roasted grain-fed Australian sirloin, Christmas turkey with all the trimmings, roast leg of lamb and more (adults THB1,990++; kids THB950++) or savour grilled lobster, fin de Claire oysters and the outdoor beachfront barbecue at Edgewater (THB2990++/1200++).Christmas carols and cocktails take place at Icon with a local choir 6.30pm until midnight on the 24 December.On Christmas Day, Wagyu beef Tomahawk steak and Argentinian Malbec are the highlights at Locavore, 12 noon to 10pm (THB3990++), while Metzo’s offers a brunch feast of charcoal grill signature dishes, shawarma specialities, mezze and tapas, plus turkey with all the trimmings (extra charge THB300++), with two hours free-flow drinks (THB990++/THB2290++ with beverages), 11:30am to 3:30pm. There are rumours that Santa might make an appearance.After a day of festivities and gifts, chill to jazz and soul with an evening seafood barbecue by the beach at Edgewater (THB1600++/800++)For New Year the focus is on the Gala Dinner and Dance at Locavore with five-piece live band, magician, DJ, fireworks and a luxurious international buffet (THB7000++/3500++).Edgewater will bring in the New Year at the beachfront with a sumptuous five-course set menu for lobster lovers (THB5900++/2950++). Alternatively, guests can reserve a private room, terrace or bistro table for Mediterranean delights at Metzo’s 6-10.30pm (THB2500++/900++).On New Year’s Day, Locavore will restore equilibrium with a special full international brunch with optional spicy Thai Bloody Mary on arrival (THB1250++/625++).Other highlights include a Lebanese buffet in the evening of 27 December and Chef Aod’s authentic Thai-Thai experiences on the 27 and 29 December. There’s Singapore chilli crab or a meat-eaters’ special with Chef Mustapha on the evening of 28 December.“With our brand-new layout at Metzo’s and the combination of our Locavore, Edgewater and Icon venues, we have the perfect setting for a fabulous festive period,” said Tony Pedroni, General Manager.Kids’ Night OutThe ‘Kids Night Out’ initiative offers parents the option of placing their children in the kids’ club if they are dining in one of the hotel restaurants. Children eat at the club, watch movies and engage in fun activities from 6 to 9pm for THB 700++, kids’ meal and drinks included.Mr Pedroni recommends early bookings for each culinary event over the festive period to avoid disappointment.The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is located in Laguna Phuket on Bang Tao Beach, 20 minutes from the airport. The hotel can arrange roundtrip taxis for Phuket residents seeking to join festive season culinary events by Outrigger.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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