Shirley Man Fatally Hit by Truck

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 51-year-old Shirley man was crushed to death when the truck he was working on rolled over him in Bohemia on Saturday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Timoteo Apaza Ari was under a box truck making repairs on the exhaust system when it rolled and struck him in the parking lot of Baker’s Antiques and Collectibles on Sunrise Highway at 2:10 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the accident.His family is requesting donations via fundly to pay for the funeral for the father of two.last_img

Gobernador Wolf solicita a la legislatura a proteger a los residentes de Pennsylvania de los desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias

first_imgGobernador Wolf solicita a la legislatura a proteger a los residentes de Pennsylvania de los desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias Economy,  Español,  Press Release Con una orden ejecutiva que protege a los propietarios e inquilinos del desalojo o la ejecución hipotecaria que vence el 1 de septiembre, el Gobernador Tom Wolf envió cartas a la Cámara y al Senado solicitando la legislatura a extender temporalmente la moratoria existente y corregir defectos en la Ley 24 de 2020, un programa creado recientemente, que ayuda a inquilinos y propietarios de viviendas.El gobernador volvió a emitir la orden ejecutiva de desalojo y moratoria en julio; sin embargo, el Código de Servicios de Emergencia no permite más alivio relacionado con la vivienda temporal.La Ley 24 promulgada en mayo proporciona $150 millones para asistencia de alquiler y $25 millones para asistencia hipotecaria. La Agencia de Financiamiento de Vivienda de Pennsylvania administra el programa utilizando fondos de la Ley CARES. Sin embargo, el programa está ayudando a menos personas de las previstas, en parte debido a un límite de asistencia de $750. La carta del gobernador incluye recomendaciones de PHFA para abordar los problemas para que el programa pueda ayudar a más residentes de Pennsylvania a medida que la comunidad continúa luchando contra la pandemia de COVID-19 y su impacto económico.“La Asamblea General debe actuar para solucionar estos problemas de inmediato para brindar una asistencia significativa a este sector vital de la economía y prevenir el desplazamiento de los habitantes de Pennsylvania mientras continuamos luchando contra el virus COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “La Legislatura debería aumentar el pago de $750 al mes a al menos el 130% de los límites de HUD, lo que en realidad ayudaría a los propietarios en áreas de mayor costo, conduciría a una mayor participación en el programa y aumentaría el número de inquilinos asistidos.“Además, el programa debería permitir que los participantes que necesiten asistencia obtengan asistencia para el alquiler sin tener que pagar atrasos. Los residentes de Pennsylvania no deberían tener que renunciar a alimentos o medicinas para mantenerse al día con el alquiler y ser elegibles para recibir ayuda”.El gobernador propuso un alivio adicional para los inquilinos hoy temprano cuando dio a conocer su agenda legislativa de otoño. El gobernador propone $100 millones adicionales para el Programa de Alivio de Alquiler PHFA CARES. La asistencia seguirá estando disponible en forma de subvención y los fondos se pagarán directamente a los dueños o propietarios.El gobernador también propone dividir $100 millones entre el Programa de Asistencia de Energía para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos (LIHEAP) y un nuevo programa de agua/aguas residuales de emergencia administrado por PENNVEST para ayudar a los clientes residenciales que estarían sujetos a la terminación del servicio cuando la moratoria actual de la PUC en terminaciones eventualmente se levanta.Lea las carta del Gobernador a la Cámara y al Senado.View this information in English. August 25, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Don Cherry fired from longtime ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ role following immigrant comments

first_imgDon Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet and will no longer appear on “Coach’s Corner” during “Hockey Night in Canada.””Sports brings people together — it unites us, not divides us. Following further discussions with Don Cherry after Saturday night’s broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down,” Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley said in a statement Monday afternoon. Statement from Sportsnet:— Sportsnet PR (@SportsnetPR) November 11, 2019The decision came less than 48 hours after Cherry made insensitive comments about Canada’s immigrants when discussing poppies, the official symbol of remembrance for Canadian veterans and those who served during times of war. “You people love, they come here, whatever it is, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey. The least you could pay [is] a couple of bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said on Saturday night. “These guys pay for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada. These guys pay the biggest price.”Sportsnet released a statement on Sunday, saying: “Don’s discriminatory comments are offensive and they do not represent our values and what we stand for as a network. We have spoken with Don about the severity of this issue and we sincerely apologize for these divisive remarks.”Later that night, Cherry’s longtime partner Ron MacLean issued an on-air apology for not condemning him during the segment.”Don Cherry made remarks which were hurtful, discriminatory, which were flat out wrong,” MacLean said. “We at Sportsnet have apologized. It certainly doesn’t stand for what Sportsnet or Rogers [Communications] represents. We know diversity is the strength of the country. We see it in travels with our show and with Hockey Night in Canada. I owe you an apology, too: that’s the big thing I want to emphasize. I sat there, did not catch it, did not respond.”Cherry responded to news of his firing in an interview with the Toronto Sun. He said he had “no problem” with Sportsnet’s decision, but refused to apologize for his remarks.“I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers,” Cherry said, via the Sun. “I speak the truth and I walk the walk. I have visited the bases of the troops, been to Afghanistan with our brave soldiers at Christmas, been to cemeteries of our fallen around the world and honoured our fallen troops on Coach’s Corner.”“To keep my job, I cannot be turned into a tamed robot,” Cherry added.Earlier Monday, the hashtag, #DonCherryIsRight was trending in Canada. NHL:“While we recognize Cherry’s 4 decades of service broadcasting NHL games, today’s decision was justifiable response to his comments on Saturday night. Opinions he expressed are in direct conflict with values of diversity/inclusion that we embrace as pillars of our sport”— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) November 11, 2019The firing ends a long-twisted road for the 85-year-old former NHL player and coach who became a polarizing figure in Canada for his controversial remarks for years, aimed at, among other things, European and French-Canadian players, women in the sports industry and the physicality of the sport.A week ago, Cherry laughed when discussing Scott Sabourin’s injury that left the Ottawa Senator forward hospitalized.Sportsnet has not said how or if it will replace Cherry’s “Coach’s Corner” segment moving forward.last_img read more