Albertson Man Shot by Police Was Armed With BB Gun, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The suspected gunman that Nassau County police officers shot and wounded in Albertson on Wednesday morning was later found to have pointed a BB gun at the officers, authorities said.A 22-year-old man called 911 after one of his neighbors on Netz Place, Brian Reilly, 56, allegedly pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the victim before walking away without saying a word, police said.When responding officers arrived, they quickly spotted Reilly walking nearby and ordered him to show his hands, but the suspect pulled out what officers believed was a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, police said.The officers fired three shots, hitting Reilly once in each leg and once in his right hand, police said. He was taken to Winthrop University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening gunshot wounds.Investigators later learned that the weapon Reilly threatened the officers with was a black BB handgun.Reilly is charged with menacing, menacing a police officer and possession of a dangerous weapon. He will be arraigned as soon as practical, police said.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation. The case is the second police-involved shooting in five weeks.Officers shot and killed 30-year-old Dalton Smith, who police have said was committing a home invasion near Hofstra University on May 17.Andrea Rebello, a 21-year-old Westchester woman and Hofstra student that police said Smith had in a headlock and was threatening to kill at the time, was also accidentally shot by the same police officer.last_img read more

Financial wellness, for employees, and their employers too

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In an age where instant payments — and if not instant, then faster payments — are becoming the norm for consumers and commerce, wither the faster access to paychecks?Though direct deposit is a standard antidote to paper checks, some firms have been angling to give employees faster access — and on-demand access — to their pay, a move that some firms say cements worker loyalty and can improve employers’ bottom lines.To that end, FinTech DailyPay said Wednesday that it had entered into a national partnership with The Maids, a franchise residential cleaning firm operating in the United States and Canada.The partnership allows Maids’ employees to get their wages instantly through DailyPay, limited to earned but as-yet unpaid wages. (DailyPay already works with companies in high-tech industries, for Uber and other firms.)In an interview with PYMNTS, Jason Lee, DailyPay’s CEO, stated that hourly employees are the bulk of the workforce in the United States, at up to 59 percent of all workers. And through the use of technology, he said, money delivered instantly, regardless of day or time or holidays — when banks are closed — can help smooth the process of obtaining financial security. continue reading »last_img read more

Paris sewage reveals COVID still not flushed away

first_imgSamples of wastewater from the Paris sewage system have been showing traces of COVID-19 again since the end of June, having vanished when France imposed a lockdown, according to the head of the laboratory leading the research.Infection rates in France are subsiding, but officials this week made the wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces compulsory after a series of localized flare-ups. To date COVID-19 has killed over 30,000 people in France.Early studies by scientists in The Netherlands, France, Australia and elsewhere suggest sewage sampling for signs of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could help estimate the number of infections in a geographic area, without having to test every person. Topics : Laurent Moulin, who heads the research laboratory run by public water utility company Eau de Paris, cautioned the findings on their own did not mean a resurgence of the virus in the population since France eased its lockdown restrictions.But, said Moulin, when used in conjunction with other data it can be a useful early warning sign of the virus spreading, even before people feel sick enough to seek medical help.”We had the lockdown, which reduced the number of sick people, and then a little while later we saw a reduction of the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 in the waste water,” Moulin said, referring to the strain of virus behind the COVID-19 epidemic.”What are we seeing since the end of June? We’ve seen some locations that were negative (for virus traces) and are becoming positive,” he said.center_img Infection rates in Paris are declining in line with the national trend.Workers at a sewage plant in Noisy-le-Grand, on the eastern edge of Paris, fill plastic bottles with waste water and put them in a cool box. These are then ferried to the laboratory, on the southern outskirts of the city, where researchers in biohazard suits and masks analyze them.The sampling of waste water detects coronavirus genomes, fragments of the virus’s genetic material which are not infectious and can be emitted by people not displaying symptoms.Moulin said the evidence his teams gather from the sewage system would feed into models that are being used to analyze the progression of the virus. Researchers in Paris posted findings in April that showed how sampling wastewater in the city for a month tracked the same curve of the rising and falling epidemic there. last_img read more

It’s getting tougher for Brisbane landlords to find tenants according to the latest research

first_imgBrisbane landlords are working harder to secure a tenant according to the latest vacancy rate numbers. Photo: Paul GuyTHE latest analysis by SQM Research showed Brisbane is among the toughest capital city markets in the nation for securing a tenant.Vacancy rates are a measures the percentage of the total residential rental pool that was vacant during a set time frame, with a rate above three per cent indicating a market is tipping to the tenant’s favour.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoSQM released figures that showed the national residential vacancy rate across all capital cities was 2.2% in September 2017.A breakdown showed Brisbane’s vacancy rate of 3.2 per cent was second only to Perth, which had a rate of 4.5 per cent for the period.The Brisbane result reflected a rise on the September 2016 figure of 2.9 per cent and showed an increase of 0.1 per cent on the August 2017 figure.Australia wide, it was Hobart’s vacancy that had landlords most comfortable with a 0.4 per cent result for the month.In the bigger capitals, vacancies rose in Sydney to record 2.1 per cent in September, while Melbourne saw its rate rise to 1.9 per cent in the month.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

UK asset manager body honing in on company climate risk reporting

first_img“Climate change could result in a significant loss of value in companies if risks are not effectively measured and managed, ultimately hitting savers’ pockets,” he added.“Companies need to be looking at the impact of climate change on their business, products and strategy and set out to investors how they are responding to these risks.”Any perceived shortcomings in reporting by FTSE-listed companies for this year’s AGM season will not be flagged by IA with a “colour top”, although it said it would “keep this under review for future years”.IVIS, an IA corporate governance research service, issues reports on companies ahead of their AGMs with either a blue, amber or red “top”, depending on the level of concern about a given issue, if any.IVIS will, however, for the first time this year be assigning a “red top” to companies that have 20% or less gender diversity in their senior leadership teams, in addition to their boards.Additionally, it is tightening its demands with respect to executive pensions, flagging companies as “red” if they have an existing director with a pension contribution of 25% of salary or more, and have not set out a credible plan to reduce that contribution to the level of the majority of the workforce by the end of 2022.It is also for the first time explicitly focussing on ethnic diversity, asking companies to disclose the percentage of its board that comes from an ethnic minority background.According to the IA, its members would this AGM season also scrutinise audit committees’ explanations about how they have judged the quality of the companies’ audit. The Investment Association (IA), which represents UK asset managers, is for the first time asking companies to explain in their annual report the impact climate change will have on their business model and how they are measuring and managing these risks.It is expecting companies to report against the framework developed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) by 2022.The trade body had previously not isolated climate change as a specific issue for companies to report on, having previously referred to environmental disclosures more generally, but has come to the view that it now needs to push companies harder specifically on climate change.“With one third of the FTSE owned by IA members, our industry is looking to the UK’s largest listed companies to demonstrate that climate change is being taken seriously in boardrooms,” said Andrew Ninian, director for stewardship and corporate governance at the IA.last_img read more

New NUI test chambers taking shape

first_imgNUI new hyperbaric test chambers have recently arrived at the manufacturing facility for assembly. The smallest chamber has a maximum allowable working pressure of 1000 bar, equal to approximately 10.000 meter depth at sea. Bergen-based NUI is an independent third-party supplier of test, verification and analysing services. After that, the two systems will go to Bergen for installation and site acceptance test (SAT). Building of the new chambers was recently on hold, due to cost and complexity. In addition to a deep-water quay and connected subsea test areas NUI has both laboratory and pressure chambers up to a decent size of 50 cubic meter. New Test Chambers The manufacturer Optime Subsea is preparing the two test chambers for a factory acceptance test (FAT) early June. Both systems should be installed and operational in a purpose built chamber hall at NUI by end of July. Size of this chamber is 1.1 metre inner diameter and 3.5 metre inner height. Last year NUI signed a contract with Optime Subsea at Notodden for the delivery of two ultra-deep test chambers NUI believes will be able to cover the demand from the subsea industry for the upcoming years. Size of this chamber is 1.8 metre inner diameter and 3.5 metre inner height. A major part of the tests concern equipment and tools for subsea usage. There are also plans to expand the hyperbaric pressure testing service further. The idea behind ultradeep testing originated many years ago. Both chambers deliver tests in both wet medium and with gas. The largest chamber has a maximum allowable working pressure of 700 bar, equal to approximately 7000 meter depth at sea. Expanding services There may be a possibility to test smaller equipment up to 2500-3000 bar pressure in the future, but only if there is a demand from customers.last_img read more

Little hope for change with English’s abortion stance – lobby group

first_imgNewsHub 18 January 2017Family First Comment: Great!Abortion law reformists aren’t holding out hope for change under new Prime Minister Bill English – who says he wouldn’t support a woman’s rights to abortions under any circumstances.Mr English made the comment to Newshub while on his first overseas trip to Europe.The Catholic Prime Minister says he is “opposed to abortion in principle”.When asked whether he still believed that in cases of rape or incest, he replied: “Yes, but I accept that people deal with their own circumstances and make their own decisions. I don’t judge them for those decisions”.New Zealand Abortion Law Reform Association national president Terry Bellamak believes Mr English’s comments regarding rape and incest are “out of touch with the rest of Kiwi society”.“His stance is not principled, it is cruel.”She says Mr English’s stance will make their cause for changing the law more difficult, though they hadn’t made progress with the government when John Key was in charge.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Girls Golf Regional Results At Lapel

first_imgThe Girls Golf Regionals took place at Indianapolis Lapel’s Eggewood Golf Course on Saturday, September 26th.Cathedral was the Regional Team Champs.  Columbus North and Fishers placed 2nd and 3rd respectfully to qualify for The State Finals.  Franklin County placed in The Top 10 at 7th and Greensburg finished 15th.2015 Girls Golf Regionals @ Lapel (9-26)Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

Bouche Memorial for IMCA Stock Cars slated Saturday at Thunderhill

first_imgBy Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. (May 19) – A $1,000 payday is in story for the winner of the seventh annual Nathan Bouche Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars this Saturday, May 23 at Thunderhill Raceway.The winner’s share of the purse is courtesy of the Bull Pen Bar & Grill, located in Forestville.All applicable IMCA points will be awarded. There is no entry fee.Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Local track historian Tom Wagner will take the microphone and call the night’s action.Spectator admission for adults is $10, for seniors and students $7 and $3 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free. Pit passes are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.Also on the evening program are IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and street stocks will compete.More information is available from promoter Woody Wodack at 920 743-7052, and at the track website, read more

Benzema ponders boxing career

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Karim Benzema has plans to pursue a boxing career when he hangs up his boots.The Real Madrid star has won three LaLiga titles and four Champions League trophies since joining the club from Lyon in 2009. He played a key part in Real’s LaLiga title triumph last season by scoring 21 goals as only Lionel Messi (25) netted more.In a YouTube interview with kickboxer Fouad Ezbiri, Benzema, 32, said: “I get a thrill out of combat sports, and I love to train.“Once my football career is over, why don’t I train with you for six months?“Then, if you think I am ready for a fight, there’s no problem as far as I’m concerned.“I swear to God, I’m up for it.” Benzema also revealed his admiration for boxing legend Mike Tyson.The 54-year-old will step foot in a professional boxing ring for the first time since 2005 when he takes on Roy Jones Jr on in an exhibition match on September 12.Tyson has teased a boxing comeback for months and is in top shape heading into the bout at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.Speaking about Tyson, Benzema said: “It’s his strength.“I have always admired his presence, his determination and attitude. Besides, he has come from nowhere.” Tags: Karim BenzemaLa LigaUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more