December 18

Port Washington House Explosion Kills 1 [Video]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One person died and five first responders were injured when the garage of a Port Washington home exploded and burst into flames Tuesday night, Nassau County police said.There were conflicting reports from officials about injuries to first responders. Nassau police said five firefighters were injured; Port Washington tallied four firefighters and one police officer. They all suffered minor injuries. The victim who was found dead inside the garage has yet to be identified, police said.“You could hear it and feel it a couple of miles away,” Brian Waterson, assistant chief with the Port Washington Fire Department, said of the explosion. “It sounded like a bomb, houses shook.”Port Washington police were the first to respond to the house at 10 Prospect Ave. after a caller dialed 911 just after 8 p.m. They were met by a 39-year-old woman and 2-year-old child at the house. Police then detected a strong odor of gasoline and evacuated them from the house.As they were bringing them to safety, the detached garage exploded and burst into flames.Photos on social media showed heavy, black smoke billowing over Manhasset Bay.The Port Washington Fire Department and 23 nearby fire departments responded and extinguished the fire. Fire officials said between 150 to 200 firefighters battled the blaze.The fire was contained around midnight, according to Waterson. He said investigators were at the scene until 3 a.m.The blaze engulfed the garage and the house, officials said. The fire spread and damaged nearby homes and property.Waterson said it’s unclear why the person was inside the garage before it exploded.The Nassau County Fire Marshal and Nassau police Arson/Bomb Squad are investigating the cause of the blaze.last_img read more

October 16

Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Clean Up Contaminated Drinking Water

first_imgGov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Clean Up Contaminated Drinking Water SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 21, 2019center_img Press Release Horsham, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined local and state officials on a tour of a Horsham Water and Sewer Authority well equipped with a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter to see what the township is doing to mitigate Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contaminants in its water system and how his Restore Pennsylvania plan can help communities across the commonwealth.“Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding needed to remediate PFAS on a statewide basis, so families living in places like Horsham have peace of mind when they fill a glass with tap water or when a child takes a sip from a drinking fountain,” Gov. Wolf said. “And that’s why we are working together to pass Restore Pennsylvania.”Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Restore Pennsylvania will expand efforts to remove PFAS and other contaminants from communities across the commonwealth where these chemicals have also been discovered, threatening the safety of residents’ drinking water. The cleanup costs associated with addressing these chemicals can be significant with few funding options available at the state level.Horsham Township did receive Pennvest funding to help purchase the GAC filters now in place to filter out PFAS on 11 wells in the township.Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances – PFAS – are man-made chemicals resistant to heat, water and oil, and persist in the environment and the human body. PFAS are not found naturally in the environment. They have been used to make cookware, carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, and other materials that are resistant to water, grease, or stains. They are also used in firefighting foams and in a number of industrial processes.In September 2018, Governor Wolf announced the establishment of a multi-agency PFAS Action Team and other executive actions to address growing national concerns surrounding PFAS. The PFAS Action Team places Pennsylvania at the forefront of states taking proactive action to address PFAS and other water contaminants.“Republican or Democrat, senator or representative, every elected official understands that clean drinking water is a critical issue,” Gov. Wolf said. “We all want Pennsylvanians to live the happiest, healthiest lives possible.”Learn more about how Restore Pennsylvania can help your community protect drinking water, improve infrastructure, remove blight and increase access to broadband.last_img read more

August 26

For Joe Torre, educating MLB’s domestic violence abusers hits close to home

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Julio Urías threw a scoreless third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. As Urías jogged in from the bullpen, the reaction from the home crowd was unremarkable for its fervor. It’s been that way ever since Urías completed his 20-game suspension for violating the terms of Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, Joe Torre, was among those in attendance Wednesday. The former Dodgers manager was promoting his Safe at Home Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity formed to assist children who come from homes broken by domestic abuse. It’s a personal cause for Torre. He and his four siblings bore witness to abuse in their home from an early age.In his capacity as an executive, Torre does not mete discipline to players who run afoul of MLB’s domestic violence policy. But he is proud of the policy, specifically its educational component.“I know discipline is important to do, but to me, more important is the education,” Torre said. “If a player does something and he has to serve the discipline, whatever it may be, that’s one thing. But to understand why you shouldn’t be doing that is something else.” While Hill suggested he would pitch in relief against the Padres, Roberts suggested that Hill might start the game.“For us, let’s get past Friday, get out of that feeling good,” Roberts said.Third baseman Justin Turner tested his sprained left ankle running on the field on Wednesday afternoon but missed his ninth consecutive game. The Dodgers have nine regular-season games remaining. Turner and Roberts both believe the third baseman will have time to prepare for the postseason when he returns.“I’m more surprised how long it’s taken,” Roberts said.UP NEXTThe Dodgers are off Thursday. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season According to Inside Edge data, only the Dodgers and Twins have shifted more often than the Rays this season. The Houston Astros, a potential World Series opponent, round out the top four.Roberts is acutely aware of the possibility that the Dodgers should get used to this.“I do think with particular teams you could see it, that pitcher/hitter matchup, but it’s got to be the right situation,” he said. “These guys, they’re very creative. I don’t think it really affects our guys. If it makes sense, the info speaks to that, but I don’t think it affects our guys.”INJURY UPDATESOne day after his 22-pitch bullpen session, Rich Hill threw from flat ground with a hard plastic brace sheathing his sprained left knee. Hill will test his modified delivery against live hitters on Friday at Dodger Stadium and is targeting a return Tuesday in San Diego.Related Articlescenter_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco On May 13, Urías was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery following an incident at the Beverly Center. He was required to participate in a “confidential and comprehensive” evaluation and treatment program in addition to serving his unpaid suspension. On Sept. 3, he returned as a starting pitcher for that day’s game against the Colorado Rockies.The home crowd’s reaction toward Urías, or any player accused of a domestic violence act, masks that of the fans who sit in silence. What would Torre say to a baseball fan who feels uncomfortable cheering for a player punished via MLB’s policy?“Well, if someone is understanding that what they’re doing is not the right thing to do, I think we all really deserve a second chance to rehabilitate,” Torre said. “There were some things that I’m not proud of when I was a young player. I mean, nothing to this degree, just other areas. I was – I didn’t like my personality, to be honest with you. It wasn’t until I grew up and got traded for the first time, from the Braves to the Cardinals, that all of a sudden you realize you’re going to have to mature at some point in time.“When somebody tries to straighten themselves out and be understanding of what they did wrong, and resolve not to do it again – it’s all about lack of respect,” Torre said. “As I say, there are a lot of times the perpetrators, the people who are responsible for abusing, there’s something in there that needs to be talked about.”GETTING SHIFTYThe Dodgers saw some unusual shifts during their two-game interleague tilt against the Rays. Catcher Will Smith said he couldn’t recall facing a four-man outfield before Tuesday’s game against the Rays. There was one man standing on the infield grass, first baseman Ji-Man Choi, when Max Muncy batted in the fourth inning Wednesday. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

August 16

Stoke City: Asmir Begovic in a Doubt for Bosnia’s Euro 2016 Qualifier against Israel

first_imgAsmir Begovic has admitted he is a doubt for Bosnia’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel, just hours after it was reported he would captain the side.Begovic has delayed meeting up with his international teammates while he receives treatment at Stoke for a groin injury picked up against Tottenham.He is due to fly out tomorrow and hopes he will be fit to feature in the match on Saturday.“I had to stay in Stoke for a check-up but I will join my Bosnia team mates (on Wednesday) and hopefully will be ready for (the match against Israel),” he told for“I played through the pain after taking a knock in the groin in the first half against Tottenham and I will know more about my condition in a day or two, but there is a good chance I will be fit.” ( read more