Man killed when tire mysteriously crashes into his car on New York highway

first_imgWABC(NEW YORK) — Police are searching for information after a tire mysteriously crashed into a car on a New York highway, killing a 60-year-old man, authorities said.The victim, David Dorazio, was driving on Sunrise Highway in West Babylon on Long Island Thursday afternoon when the tire struck his car, Suffolk County Police said.The tire then hit a second car, a 2000 Chevrolet SUV, driven by 61-year-old Mary DiFranco, police said.Dorazio, of Lindenhurst, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.DiFranco and her passenger, 61-year-old Irene Sciane, were not injured, police said.“I thought we were going to die. We were really scared,” the terrified SUV passenger later told ABC station WABC-TV in New York. “I saw debris flying and I saw the tire fly over on the car … I thought the tire was going to hit us.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Battery Holders Now in Tape & Reel Packaging Makes Automated Assembly Easier

first_imgTheir nickel-plated phosphor bronze construction provides good conductivity and strength. Two metal arms secure the battery to the contact patch. Battery holders from Linx Connectors are now available in tape and reel packaging, which makes it easier to use automated assembly techniques. Linx has tape and reel in stock for the popular BAT-HLD-001 surface-mount battery holders for CR2032 coin cells. Tape and reel is also available for through-hole mount CR2032 holders as well as surface and through-hole mount holders fitting CR1216, CR1225, CR2016 and CR2025 coin cells. For cost-sensitive, space-constrained applications involving computers, remote controls and other compact electronics, surface and through-hole mount battery holders from Linx Connectors are a smart choice.last_img

Hunter not talking NFL now; few Music City tickets remain

first_imgBATON ROUGE – The NFL questions keep coming, but LSU junior defensive end Danielle Hunter has heard enough of them.“I’m not here to talk about that right now,” Hunter said during player interviews with reporters Thursday. “I just want to talk about Notre Dame please.”The No. 22 Tigers (8-4) play Notre Dame (7-5) in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 30.Hunter is one of several LSU juniors or third-year sophomores who are considering entering the NFL Draft a year early. Others are offensive guard Vadal Alexander, offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, wide receiver Travin Dural, cornerback Jalen Collins and outside linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lamar Louis.TICKETS GETTING SCARCE: As of Thursday afternoon, less than 175 tickets from LSU’s allotment for the Music City Bowl remained, according to the LSU ticket office.SENIOR BOWL BOUND: LSU left tackle La’el Collins and fullback Connor Neighbors have been invited to play in the Senior Bowl All-Star game on Jan. 24 on the NFL Network in Mobile, Ala.Collins’ banner postseason continued with the Senior Bowl honor. Earlier in the week he was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press. Previously, he was named a first team All-SEC player by the Associated Press and the league coaches. The SEC also named him the offensive lineman of the year, and LSU named him its offensive player of the year.Neighbors is the third member of his family to be named to the Senior Bowl roster. His father Wes Neighbors, a center for Alabama, played in the game in 1987. His grandfather Billy Neighbors, a two-way lineman at Alabama, played in the Senior Bowl in 1962.LSU has had 110 players named to Senior Bowl rosters since the game began in 1950.TIGERS RE-SIGN DEFENSIVE BACK: Jeremy Cutrer, the No. 15 safety in the nation out of Jewel Sumner High in Kentwood in 2013 according to Rivals.com, has signed with the Tigers again as a junior college transfer and will join the team for the 2015 season.Cutrer was not academically eligible to play at LSU in 2013 and has been at Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Miss. He is expected to enroll in January and participate in spring practice.last_img read more

Retired Air Force sergeant to host Super Bowl radio show

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — Bernard Edwards spent the past 16 years as an Air Force surgical operations manager, leading and training more than 300 medics and caregivers and aiding surgeons serving in the military.The retired technical sergeant is on Radio Row during Super Bowl week getting a chance to host a one-hour talk show on SiriusXM’s special channel dedicated to the NFL championship game.“I am launching a career in public speaking, which encompasses all different forms of media,” Edwards said as he prepared for his Wednesday program on Super Bowl LI Radio, SiriusXM 134.“In broadcasting there are so many lanes and various forms of social media, TV and radio and podcasts. I am primarily interested in sports when it comes to broadcasting. For public speaking, I like to do keynotes on leadership, diversity, personal development, business.“I’ve never been on radio on this level, though I have been on (local) public radio. I also did a channel for veterans and those on active duty and did some various interviews on AFN (Armed Force Network).”Edwards, 36, grew up in Europe in a military family and lettered in football, basketball, and track at Bitburg American High School.“I was blessed to make the All-Europe teams and even played basketball for a local German team for one season instead of my high school, so that I could experience wrestling for my high school. You couldn’t play two sports for the school in one season,” he explains.“While serving in the Air Force, I played defensive back for the Armed Services Football Team out of Walter Reed (Military Medical Center) in Maryland for two years.”He also took up mixed martial arts and trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai, competing in the Army Combatives tournaments. Edwards has traveled to Thailand and Bali to train in MMA.Edwards has strong interest in broadcasting now that he is out of the armed services. So for an hour Wednesday, FedEx, the USO and SiriusXM are giving him the opportunity to talk sports — to America.He’ll get off to a good start with such guests as Drew Brees, Le’Veon Bell and David Johnson for his debut.“That’s even more awesome,” he said. “Just to get to speak to one of those is a great opportunity. To speak to all three, awesome. I’m excited they are taking the opportunity to talk to a veteran and honored to represent my fellow Americans in uniform.“I will let it flow a lot. But I have do have some questions I think will be interesting to them related to veterans and football.”He plans to ask the three star players about transitions. With Brees being closer to the end of his career than the youngsters Bell and Johnson, Edwards will ask the Saints quarterback about similarities between veterans coming out of the military to take on a completely new life, and players who must do the same at some point.“What are they doing as players to prepare, and what struggles they have seen from more senior players who retired and returned to what you would call a more normal life,” said Edwards, who retired from the Air Force in 2014. “For a pro athlete it cannot be easy to go back to a normal life.”FedEx and the USO have a role in that transition, Edwards explained. FedEx sponsors weekly and annual NFL awards, and the company will donate $50,000 to the USO in the names of the winners of the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year, $100,000 in total. FedEx also donated $2,000 for its weekly award winners.Those donations will be used to support USO programs that keep service members connected to family, home and country as they transition from military to civilian life.Edwards hopes his transition leads to more involvement in broadcasting and public speaking.One thing he’s pretty sure of: He won’t be nervous hosting a program heard by millions on satellite radio, nor while interviewing the likes of Brees, Bell and Johnson.“I have heard it said that more humans fear public speaking than they do death,” he said. “I take my role in the military as having changed that for me.”___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,HOUSTON (AP) — Bernard Edwards spent the past 16 years as an Air Force surgical operations manager, leading and training more than 300 medics and caregivers and aiding surgeons serving in the military.The retired technical sergeant is on Radio Row during Super Bowl week getting a chance to host a one-hour talk show on SiriusXM’s special channel dedicated to the NFL championship game.“I am launching a career in public speaking, which encompasses all different forms of media,” Edwards said as he prepared for his Wednesday program on Super Bowl LI Radio, SiriusXM 134.“In broadcasting there are so many lanes and various forms of social media, TV and radio and podcasts. I am primarily interested in sports when it comes to broadcasting. For public speaking, I like to do keynotes on leadership, diversity, personal development, business.“I’ve never been on radio on this level, though I have been on (local) public radio. I also did a channel for veterans and those on active duty and did some various interviews on AFN (Armed Force Network).”Edwards, 36, grew up in Europe in a military family and lettered in football, basketball, and track at Bitburg American High School.“I was blessed to make the All-Europe teams and even played basketball for a local German team for one season instead of my high school, so that I could experience wrestling for my high school. You couldn’t play two sports for the school in one season,” he explains.“While serving in the Air Force, I played defensive back for the Armed Services Football Team out of Walter Reed (Military Medical Center) in Maryland for two years.”He also took up mixed martial arts and trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai, competing in the Army Combatives tournaments. Edwards has traveled to Thailand and Bali to train in MMA.Edwards has strong interest in broadcasting now that he is out of the armed services. So for an hour Wednesday, FedEx, the USO and SiriusXM are giving him the opportunity to talk sports — to America.He’ll get off to a good start with such guests as Drew Brees, Le’Veon Bell and David Johnson for his debut.“That’s even more awesome,” he said. “Just to get to speak to one of those is a great opportunity. To speak to all three, awesome. I’m excited they are taking the opportunity to talk to a veteran and honored to represent my fellow Americans in uniform.“I will let it flow a lot. But I have do have some questions I think will be interesting to them related to veterans and football.”He plans to ask the three star players about transitions. With Brees being closer to the end of his career than the youngsters Bell and Johnson, Edwards will ask the Saints quarterback about similarities between veterans coming out of the military to take on a completely new life, and players who must do the same at some point.“What are they doing as players to prepare, and what struggles they have seen from more senior players who retired and returned to what you would call a more normal life,” said Edwards, who retired from the Air Force in 2014. “For a pro athlete it cannot be easy to go back to a normal life.”FedEx and the USO have a role in that transition, Edwards explained. FedEx sponsors weekly and annual NFL awards, and the company will donate $50,000 to the USO in the names of the winners of the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year, $100,000 in total. FedEx also donated $2,000 for its weekly award winners.Those donations will be used to support USO programs that keep service members connected to family, home and country as they transition from military to civilian life.Edwards hopes his transition leads to more involvement in broadcasting and public speaking.One thing he’s pretty sure of: He won’t be nervous hosting a program heard by millions on satellite radio, nor while interviewing the likes of Brees, Bell and Johnson.“I have heard it said that more humans fear public speaking than they do death,” he said. “I take my role in the military as having changed that for me.”___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell talks with reporters before NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Bernard Edwards, a retired technical sergeant with the Air Force s is on Radio Row during Super Bowl week, getting a chance to host a one-hour talk show on SiriusXM’s special channel dedicated to the NFL championship game. He’ll get off to a good start with such guests as Drew Brees, Le’Veon Bell and David Johnson for his debut. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)last_img read more

Rugby League’s All Ireland Grand final Preview

first_imgGalway’s 24 man squad below. Will be dropped to 20 for the game.Andrew Atonio (Captain)Josh NugentAlan McMahonCathal EvansPaddy FinnDave RowlandPater O’NeillColm NearyConor MackeyEnda StanfordPatrick CurranJay KolovsonJacob SpargoKevin CurleyAaron MurrayAaron ByrneJason EastDaithi JoyceDylan DonoghuePeter RyanMattia CeszonaroEathon MoloneyNicholas ClarkRobert Tapia The officials for this Saturday’s finalReferee Simon OwensTouch Judge James SpencerTouch Judge Paul CausbyIn Goal Julian PringleIn Goal David ChambersReserve Official Declan Campbell The McGettigans All Ireland Grand final will take place on Saturday 6th August at the Carlisle ground, Bray. The final will be contested between the best of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with their respective grand final winners the Rabbitohs (NI) and the Galway Tribesmen (ROI) duelling to become the island’s champion team. Rabbitohs of Ballynahinch V’s the Galway Tribesmen center_img This year sees a changing of the guard in the competition with the Titans of Limerick, dominant for almost ten years ,not being finalists.From Northern Ireland the Rabbitohs of Ballynahinch will be looking to win their first All-Ireland final. They have been the champion team in the northern competition for many years now but have been unable to translate their dominance up there into anything meaningful in the All Ireland environment. They qualified this year by beating the Pumas of Portadown in a free scoring Ulster final and will be desperate to finally win the trophy they covet so much.The Rabbitohs (named after the Russell Crowe owned South Sydney Rabbitohs (and Crowe has been in contact with the team and follow’s their progress via twitter)) boasts full Ireland internationals such as Gareth Gill and Connor Phillips. They aim to be the first side from Northern Ireland to lift the trophy. In a team full of stars they have one player who is going the extra yard and that is Hugh Van Asbeck, a native of New Zealand who has delayed his return home to finish the season here. A try scoring full back or winger he added another notch to his belt with nine conversions in the NI regional finals.Under the stewardship of Kenny Calladine the Rabbitohs are a team that is keen to keep the ball alive and have players in support at all times. With the Ulster league’s top try and points scorers and with the ability to create tries form anywhere on the pitch this is a team that will go into Saturday’s game full of confidence and full of belief.The Tribesmen of Galway knocked out the league champions to qualify for the ROI grand final last Saturday. They dominated in a game where the defences were very much on top taking every opportunity to secure their points and this included three penalties and a drop goal.The Tribesmen is a team that formed five seasons ago and have been finalists in their provincial competition twice but have not been able to get to the business end of the season due to the dominance of the Treaty City Titans over the last decade. They have a largely native element to their team but do have a smattering of Antipodeans, South Sea Islanders, an American and even an Italian!This Saturday’s All-Ireland Grand Final will see a new name on the trophy. That in itself should be the incentive for both these teams and will add a spice to the proceedings on Saturday.All Ireland Grand Final Galway Tribesmen v The RabbitohsSaturday 6th July 2016The Carlisle Grounds Bray 1400hrs kick off. Rabbitohs sidePaddy James (Captain)Ben ParkinsonCallum ForemanCathal McguireChris GibsonChris OrrGary CrawfordHugh Van OssuckJames SimpsonJamie MillerJason BarrJordan GrattonKarl YellopKenny CalladineLee BarlowMark HobsonOnisi Burekamaprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Taking Control of the Situation – Part I

first_imgEd. Note: This whitepaper is a sample from Victor’s upcoming book, tentatively titled Training Ordinary People to be Everyday Heroes. For more information, please visit the Crimefighters, USA website: www.crimefightersusa.com.In the often unpredictable situation of a shoplifter apprehension, you need to exhibit control so that the shoplifter knows you are in charge. What can you do to prove to them that you are in charge and know exactly what you’re doing?To begin, you have to show them that you have control of the situation by showing your confidence, no fear of confrontation, and a determination to not give up. In order to do that, you need a step-by-step process to follow. It will need to vary slightly for juveniles and adults, as well as for males and females. And you need to be prepared to alter the plan when the unexpected happens. But you still need a process, a basic procedure to follow. Let’s examine that process and how you use it.- Sponsor – The way you approach the subject and the first words out of your mouth will set the tone for how well the apprehension goes. Remember, you are making an arrest. Any time you restrict someone else’s freedom in this type of setting, you will be making an arrest. Knowing how to approach them and what to say when you do, are the first two steps in this process of a successful apprehension.“Impede Their Progress”How you initially approach the subject is key. They are leaving the store and walking away from you, possibly to their vehicle. You must stop their forward movement. I refer to this step as simply “impede their progress.” You impede their forward progress by confidently stepping in front of them. When you do that, most people will stop. You now have their attention!To do that successfully, you have to approach them quickly and usually from behind so they do not see you coming. What you want to have working for you here is the element of surprise. If a shoplifter notices you approaching from the side, their “flight mode” immediately kicks in. You don’t want that to happen because that’s when all kinds of variables begin to occur. And if they start to run and you end up in a chase, not only do the odds of them getting away increase, but the chances of someone getting hurt increase as well. To make a successful apprehension, you need to be close enough to do so. So, when following them out of the store, you need to stay as close as possible without being seen, until you make your move.Approach the suspect as quickly and quietly as you can before stepping directly in front of them. And when you do that, as I said previously, at that precise moment you will have their full attention.“Identify Yourself”As they say in show business, you’re on! At this point, the stage is yours. You’ve just stepped right front of the subject. They’re nervous! Your adrenaline is going! They’re looking at you and you are looking right back at them. What do you do next? What do you say? The most important thing you can do right now is identify yourself. For me, as a plain clothes store detective, it didn’t take long to figure out what worked best for me. As I stepped in front of them, I would look them right in the eye (very important in establishing control) and say,“Excuse me sir. I’m with store security. I want to talk to you.”Or you can shorten it up, and simply say “Store security. I want to talk to you.” This simple phrase gets the message across. It gets the job done. Whatever you decide to say, state it very clearly and precisely. It has to be simple and quick. If you are a member of management, you can do it the same way. “Excuse me miss. I’m the Assistant Manager. And I want to talk to you.” This is not the time to be nice or apologetic. It is the time to be firm and direct.At the same time I’m telling them who I am, I am also holding in my hand for them to see, my badge or ID card. This additional act of showing your identification is not only an act of professionalism, but it shows them you have the authority to stop them. It’s also a visual aid for their eyes, not just something verbal to hear. If you are a member of management (with your ID pinned to your chest), you could point to your ID as you verbally identify yourself. I made it a habit of pulling out my ID and having it ready, just before stepping in front of them. That way I wouldn’t have to fumble for it as I’m identifying myself.Since they will be focused on completing their theft act (trying to get away), you will have effectively distracted them enough by your voice, your presence in front of them, and by flashing your ID. Make sure you hold it at eye level. Hold it there for just a second or two. Make sure they see it but don’t give them time to read it. Hold it out, and then tuck it away back in your pocket. You need to have both hands free in case they attempt to get past you (you can show it to them later in the office if they request it). By stopping the subject in this manner, you will have effectively gotten their focus off what they are doing. And that can only add to your advantage. Let’s look at some examples where taking control of the situation led to a successful apprehension:1) A female shoplifter with several pairs of jeans concealed in her shoulder bag leaves the store. We had a metal railing about three feet high surrounding the sidewalk immediately outside the foyer. After observing the concealment, I followed her outside. As she walked out between one of the openings in the railing, I ran up and jumped over the railing and came down directly in front of her. After I identified myself, the first words out of her mouth were, “Where did you come from?” The element of surprise was definitely in play.2) Another female shoplifter placed a 19″ TV in her shopping cart, and eventually pushed it out of the store without paying for it. I came up behind her on the sidewalk, identified myself, and grabbed hold of the cart. I then had her turn around, and push the shopping cart with the TV back into the store. By grabbing hold of the shopping cart and halting its forward progress, I simultaneously impeded her progress and immediately got her attention.3) A male shoplifter with air tools from automotives concealed in his jacket walks out of the store without intending or attempting to pay for the items. I followed the subject outside while radioing for backup. I stepped in front of him, identified myself with ID in my right hand, while grabbing hold of his jacket with my left hand. This prevented him from even thinking of trying to run. Control of the situation was immediate! However, I would only recommend taking hold of the subject for the more experienced (and if your store policy permits it).In all three of the examples above, the shoplifters returned to the store without incident. Control of the situation was established before the subject could remove their car keys from their pocket or purse. Those are the first two steps when apprehending a shoplifter: 1) impede their progress and 2) identifying yourself. Those two steps alone, when done correctly, should establish who is in charge. Remember also that any shoplifter apprehension can potentially turn into a dangerous situation. Be smart, always call for backup and use common sense. Let’s proceed on with the remaining steps in making a successful apprehension.To be continued in Part II. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up nowlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea prepared to report Bayern Munich for tapping up Hudson-Odoi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea prepared to report Bayern Munich for tapping up Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrustrated Chelsea are prepared to report Bayern Munich to FIFA for tapping up Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have bid £35million for 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi, understood to be an initial £15m with £20m in add-ons.”He is fast, good at dribbling, he would fit very well into our team,” said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic on Wednesday as he addressed the media at a training camp in Qatar.Premier League rules prohibit such public comment but Bayern have not broken any FIFA regulations unless they are found to have “tapped up” Hudson-Odoi.Chelsea do not want to sell but they could lose him for next to nothing when his contract expires in summer 2020. last_img read more

10 months agoVlasic resigned to Everton exit: They buy Barcelona players now!

first_imgVlasic resigned to Everton exit: They buy Barcelona players now!by Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton star Nikola Vlasic believes that he will be leaving the club in the summer.The 21-year-old is on loan at CSKA Moscow for the remainder of this campaign.And he does not see his long term future at Merseyside, given the ambitions of the team.”Honestly, I do not believe,” Vlasic told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti when asked if he could come back into the team next season.”Everton paid about £90m on only three players – Richarlison, (Yerry) Mina and (Lucas) Digne – and are therefore looking for great names and players from big clubs, like Barcelona.”Despite these immense investments the team is currently in the 11th place, which means there will be new, big purchases.”When you bring three players out of Barcelona in a few days (Mina, Digne and on-loan Andre Gomes) then it’s clear that you do not have much care for those who came from the small league.”So I expect them to sell me as soon as they get their first bid.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Zimmer supportive of Conservative Partys plans to repeal Bill C71 if elected

first_imgThe proposed legislation would roll back some automatic authorizations to transport restricted and prohibited firearms, such as handguns and assault weapons. Under the bill, owners wouldn’t need a permit to take them to a shooting range or home from a store, but would need to apply for a transport permit to take them to a gun show or a gunsmith.The federal government says the legislation was introduced to combat firearms-related crime that has increased in recent years. There were 2,465 criminal violations involving firearms in 2016, an increase of 30 percent since 2013. Gun homicides rose from 134 to 223 during that timeframe.On Wednesday, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced that a Conservative government would introduce legislation to repeal the Bill if it becomes law.“It does nothing to keep Canadians safe. It does nothing to address gang violence or target gang criminals. In fact, the word ‘gang’ doesn’t even appear in the bill,” Scheer said. “All C-71 does is target the most responsible and the most vetted members of our society.”MP Zimmer released a statement this morning saying he supported the move.“I have said from its introduction in the House of Commons that the Liberal Firearms Bill does nothing to make communities safer and treats our law-abiding firearms owners like criminals,” said Zimmer. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer has released a statement supporting Wednesday’s announcement by federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer that his party would repeal Bill C-71 if they were to form government.The Bill, which was introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale in March, would expand the scope of background checks on gun license applicants to cover their entire life, instead of just the past five years.Other new rules in the legislation would require commercial gun retailers to keep “ledgers” of gun inventories and sales for a period of 20 years, though private gun sellers would be exempt. Those ledgers would be able to be accessed by police after obtaining a warrant, something that federal authorities in the United States don’t need. Anyone purchasing a gun both privately and commercially would also be required to present a valid firearms license before the sale is made. “I commend Mr. Scheer for being the only national leader to stand up and defend the rights of lawful firearms owners. The number one priority of any government should be the safety of Canadians. That is why a Conservative Government will repeal the Liberal’s ineffective firearms legislation and replace it with a law that targets criminals, protects Canadians and respects sport shooters and law-abiding firearms owners.”In addition to representing the riding of Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, Zimmer also serves as Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus.last_img read more