Malverne Police Chief Supports NY Gun Control Law

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Malverne Police Chief John Aresta on Fox Business NewsMalverne Village chief of police John Aresta, whose uncle was gunned down in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road Massacre, told Fox Business News on Wednesday that he supports gun control laws for personal reasons and because of his position as the village’s top cop.WATCH ARESTA’S INTERVIEW HERE“I send my guys out there everyday to protect and serve the people of my village and the state of New York,” he told the show’s host one day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control legislation was passed by the state legislature. “We don’t see a reason, and I personally don’t see a reason why anybody would need a 30-round clip or a 10-round clip for an assault rifle.”The state’s new gun control measures calls for a ban on assault weapons and any magazine that can hold more than seven rounds. It also looks to limit the access of guns to the mentally ill by requiring therapists to report to local mental health officials when they believe a patient may cause serious harm to themselves or others.When Aresta was asked if this law would have prevented the shooting, he said it’s possible, though conceded that nothing is guaranteed.“It’s very possible [Colin] Ferguson would’ve been picked up on a mental health issue,” Aresta said.The semi-automatic handgun Ferguson used in the shooting does not fall under the state ban, but “the magazine clip he used would have been,” Aresta said.He then added that he’s talked to his officers, many of whom are NRA members, and said even they don’t see the need for assault weapons. When he asked them if they know anybody that goes hunting with an AR-15, they responded, “nobody really does,” Aresta noted.Critics of New York’s assault weapon ban and the one proposed by President Barack Obama said it won’t curtail gun violence because most gun crimes are carried out with handguns. The police chief also admitted that the village doesn’t see many assault weapons crimes in the village.Still, he said, “I don’t see a reason why you would have to defend your home like that when police are readily available,” referring to assault weapons because his officers can respond to a 911 call within minutes.The LIRR shooting on Dec. 7, 1993 claimed the lives of six people and wounded 19.last_img read more

U.S. officials warn of challenges administering Eli Lilly’s antibody drug

first_imgIn this May 2020 photo provided by Eli Lilly, researchers prepare mammalian cells to produce possible COVID-19 antibodies for testing in a laboratory in Indianapolis.David Morrison | Eli Lilly via AP States and local health-care systems should expect to face some early challenges administering Eli Lilly‘s coronavirus antibody drug, senior administration officials warned Tuesday, after the FDA authorized the drug to treat patients with Covid-19.Eli Lilly’s drug, similar to the one given to President Donald Trump after he contracted the virus last month, is administered to Covid-19 patients via an IV infusion that takes more than an hour and requires another hour of observation afterward, officials said. That may be difficult in certain health-care settings, and Eli Lilly and the U.S. government are developing “playbooks” to help states navigate the process, said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.“We anticipate that initially there’ll be challenges for the health-care system in administering IV infusions to infected patients,” Woodcock said on a conference call with reporters. “There are probably going to be multiple different solutions depending on the setting, [like] community health centers, home IV, health infusion companies, nursing homes.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized the treatment, called bamlanivimab, for people newly infected with Covid-19 and who are seen as at risk of developing a severe form of the disease. Officials said the treatment shouldn’t be used to treat patients who are hospitalized as there is currently no data to show the drug is helpful at that stage of the disease.The drug will “likely work best early in the disease and the goal during this [emergency use authorization] should be to treat high-risk individuals as soon as possible after they have symptoms and are diagnosed,” Woodcock said. “The data we have suggests that early treatment may help people avoid disease progression and avoid hospitalization.”“We’re all going to need to get the word out that people at high risk have a therapeutic option now .. Because until this point, people have been told to stay at home unless they get very sick,” she added.- Advertisement –center_img Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the U.S. government, through Operation Warp Speed, will begin distribution of the drug this week. Allocation of the drug will be based on states’ and territories’ share of the country’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 patients and the total number of confirmed hospitalized patients in a given week, he said. The drug will be distributed in two phases, with hospitals and hospital-affiliated locations getting it first, followed by outpatient centers.Health-care facilities must have the appropriate staffing, training and equipment to accommodate an IV infusion, according to Dr. John Redd, chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.“We have a contract to purchase 300,000 doses of this product through December with the option to purchase another 650,000 doses through next June as well,” Azar said. “There are over 80,000 doses available for allocation and distribution this week, and we’ll be working with state, local and territorial health departments so that patients can receive the infusion in hospitals, outpatient clinics or alternate care settings.”Eli Lilly’s drug is part of a class of treatments known as monoclonal antibodies, which are made to act as immune cells that scientists hope can prevent the virus from infecting cells. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found 1.6% of trial participants who received Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment ended up hospitalized or had a coronavirus-related visit to the emergency room, compared with 6.3% of people who received the placebo.Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO Dave Ricks told CNBC earlier in the day that the company’s antibody drug will still be an important treatment for Covid-19, even if a widely available vaccine is brought to market.Even in well-controlled [other] respiratory illness … we still have vaccination and antibody therapy because some patients escape the vaccine and still get the condition, and they need to be managed with a therapy,” he added. “This will be useful in the long term, hopefully at much lower volumes” in fighting Covid-19 as well.–CNBC’s Kevin Stankiewicz contributed to this report. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Shurgard to mount assault on UK market

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Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez fires Champions League warning to PSG

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 6:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez fires Champions League warning to PSG The Red Devils are flying in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘I think we can do that and I see this United team with a lot of chances to score in Paris.’Sanchez has never won the Champions League, having joined Barcelona in 2011, the year after they lifted the title.But the Chilean, who joined Manchester United from Arsenal last January, hopes to experience European glory at the Theatre of Dreams.‘The Champions League is a dream for any footballer,’ he added.‘I lived with that dream at Barcelona and saw what it was like. I hope I can win it one day and why not here?’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Alexis Sanchez wants to win the Champions League with Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Alexis Sanchez has warned PSG that Manchester United are ‘capable of beating any rival’ ahead of the much-anticipated Champions League clash.French champions PSG will travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday evening for the first leg of the last-16 tie.United scraped through the Champions League group stage under former manager Jose Mourinho, but are unbeaten under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Red Devils proved too strong for Fulham on Sunday to move above Chelsea and into the top four of the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySanchez says PSG will provide a ‘big test’ but is confident United will progress, especially if they win the home leg without conceding.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have got through the group stage and PSG is next,’ Sanchez told the Sunday Mirror. ‘It’s a big test but it’s 180 minutes of football – anything can happen.‘United is a club with so much history and is capable of beating any rival.‘If we win at Old Trafford and we don’t concede, then I think we would be favourites for the second leg. Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

The river and Hinterland views are the biggest selling point of this Gold Coast home

first_img52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.IT was the sweeping river and Hinterland vistas that made the Baker family fall in love with this Broadbeach Waters home.After living in London for 16 years, Lisa and Charles Baker along with their two children were desperately craving a house that embraced the warm weather and its picturesque surroundings.That fact that it needed a fresh lick of paint and some tender love and care barely registered with the family.“We bought it because of that view,” Mrs Baker said.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.Three years later, they have breathed new life into the five bedroom home.What was once a dated 1980s-style house with an apricot and beige palette has been transformed into the epitome of modern living. “We literally did everything — I think the only thing we didn’t touch was the clothes line,” Mrs Baker said. “All the hours spent on Pinterest, it was worth it.”They chose neutral tones to give it a coastal theme with wood accentuated throughout.“We really wanted everything to be white inside but if we left it with just white, sometimes it can look like a box and there’s no character to it,” Mrs Baker said.The main living and dining area, which has an eco-fireplace, is at the heart of the home.The kitchen with stone breakfast bar and DeLonghi appliances is on the right while a second living area is on the left.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.All three living areas open up onto the covered outdoor entertainment area.There are two bedrooms downstairs and three upstairs, the master of which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to the balcony.Outside, the pool and sun lounging terrace overlook the water and there is a sunken firepit at the rivers edge.Mrs Baker said the outdoor entertainment area was her favourite part of the house, particularly at sunset.“There’s always some action on the river,” she said.Mrs Baker said it had been tough at times, particularly when moving from room to room throughout the renovation, but said it had been a labour of love.“It’s been worth it, it’s been a fun job,” she said. “We’ve just really enjoyed the process.”The family have decided to sell the home so they can pursue another renovation project.The property is in a quiet cul-de-sac close to parks, schools, golf courses and shops.last_img read more

DONG Energy Supports Wind Turbine PhD Research at Durham University

first_img​DONG Energy will support two PhD research studentships at Durham University through the Durham Energy Institute (DEI). The PhDs will focus on the operation of wind turbines and helping to predict technical faults before they happen. This research could prove vital in improving the availability of offshore wind turbines, ultimately helping to further drive down the cost of energy, DONG Energy said.The PhDs will bring together turbine maintenance data and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data, with a view to developing algorithms for predicting turbine malfunction. One student (Roger Cox) will focus on developing a method for analysing and categorising relevant maintenance issues from the maintenance database. This will feed into the work of the second student (Luke Payne), who will focus on developing advanced data methods to positively identify turbines that are developing faults before they become critical and require the turbine to be taken off line.The PhDs will be supervised by Dr Peter Matthews and Dr Christopher Crabtree from Engineering at Durham University, and will be undertaken both in Durham and on site at DONG Energy’s offices. By including the students as part of the DONG Energy team, they will be able to rapidly gain deep understanding of the company’s key challenges and priorities. This will ensure that research remains highly relevant to DONG Energy, as well as enabling knowledge transfer between DONG Energy and Durham University, the offshore wind developer said.The research is expected to be completed in December 2020.DONG Energy is funding 66% of the two PhDs, with the remaining 34% funded by Durham University.To remind, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced last week that it will support a new offshore wind partnership, including DONG Energy and Durham University, with GBP 3.2 million.last_img read more

Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’ by: – January 14, 2012 9 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Can bacon increase the risk of cancer?A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden.They said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage, every day would increase a person’s risk by 19%.But the chance of developing the rare cancer remains low.The World Cancer Research Fund suggested the link may be down to obesity.Eating red and processed meat has already been linked to bowel cancer. As a result the UK government recommended in 2011 that people eat no more than 70g a day.Prof Susanna Larsson, who conducted the study at the Karolinska Institute, told the BBC that links to other cancers were “quite controversial”.She added: “It is known that eating meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer, it’s not so much known about other cancers.”The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, analysed data from 11 trials and 6,643 patients with pancreatic cancer.Increased riskHazel Nunn from Cancer Research UK: ”The increased risk was found only in processed meat”It found that eating processed meat increased the risk of pancreatic cancer. The risk increased by 19% for every 50g someone added to their daily diet. Having an extra 100g would increase the risk by 38%.Prof Larsson said: “Pancreatic cancer has poor survival rates. So as well as diagnosing it early, it’s important to understand what can increase the risk of this disease.”She recommended that people eat less red meat. Cancer Research UK said the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in a lifetime was “comparatively small” – one in 77 for men and one in 79 for women. Sara Hiom, the charity’s information director, said: “The jury is still out as to whether meat is a definite risk factor for pancreatic cancer and more large studies are needed to confirm this, but this new analysis suggests processed meat may be playing a role.”However, she pointed out that smoking was a much greater risk factor. The World Cancer Research Fund has advised people to completely avoid processed meat.Dr Rachel Thompson, the fund’s deputy head of science, said: “We will be re-examining the factors behind pancreatic cancer later this year as part of our Continuous Update Project, which should tell us more about the relationship between cancer of the pancreas and processed meat.“There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk of pancreatic cancer and this study may be an early indication of another factor behind the disease.“Regardless of this latest research, we have already established a strong link between eating red and processed meat and your chances of developing bowel cancer, which is why WCRF recommends limiting intake of red meat to 500g cooked weight a week and avoid processed meat altogether.” By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC Newslast_img read more

Several individuals awarded at Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony

first_imgLocalNews Several individuals awarded at Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony by: – May 31, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Chris & Linda owners of Calibishie Lodges receiving their awards this morningSeveral individuals received awards at an awards ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel this morning, bringing the curtains down on a month of activities in observance of Tourism Awareness Month.The awards highlighted the outstanding contribution of several local entities who are directly involved in the Tourism Industry and are as follows; Calibishie Lodges were bestowed the Accomodation of the Year; Mr. Peter Green Tour Guide of the Year; Mr. James Esprit Tourism Taxi Service Provider of the Year; Wrave Ltd (Wacky Rollers) Tour Operator of the Year; Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Responsible Tourism, and the Giraudel/Eggleston Community Gardens & Creole Food Demonstration Tour Coummunity Tourism Development.There were two recognition awards; the Industry Employee Mr. David Thornhill and A Model for Community & Responsible Tourism the Mero Enhancement Committee, the later was sponsored by Depex Color Lab.The Mahaut Primary School and Convent High School  who won the Tourism Youth Congress and Bin Painting Competition respectively were also presented with their prizes.Prizes inlcuded a plaque, gift basket, and gift certificates for dinner for two at the old stone grill and bar valued at $150.00.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 93 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

DETA recommends retired Chief Inspector to assist with security issues

first_imgLocalNews DETA recommends retired Chief Inspector to assist with security issues by: – February 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share 41 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Share CEO/Coordinator of DETA, Parry Bellot. Chief Executive Officer and Coordinator of the Dominica Eco-Tourism Association (DETA) Parry Bellot has recommended that the government invites a former Chief Inspector David Michael to conduct a practical study and analysis of security issues in Dominica.Mr. Bellot submitted a practical action proposal to the Dominica Association of Hotel and Tourism regarding visitor crime mitigation on Thursday.Current executive members and former past presidents of the DHTA held an emergency meeting on with a view to finding possible recommendations on mitigating current trend of attacks on visitors on the island.In a proposal which was first submitted to the DHTA and the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) in October, 2011 Mr. Bellot noted his concern warning that the increase rate of rural crime could increase.“I am also particularly concerned regarding the increase in rural crime and the potential for a great increase in the same in coming months especially regarding visitors if nothing is put in place.”He made specific reference one of Dominica’s newest tourist destination sites; “this has special concern regarding the increasingly travelled Waitukubuli National Trail. The criminal element will soon pick up on the opportunities being created!”Bellot explains in that proposal that the increase in violent crime would pose major implications for Dominicans including the thousands of tourists who stay-over in guest houses, inns and resorts located throughout country. According to him, “with the increase in popularity and usage of the Waitukubuli National Trail by tourists and locals, where a single hiker or couple could walk for miles in fairly isolated conditions, the odds of being robbed or assaulted increase dramatically!”“I would like to URGENTLY propose that the Cabinet Sub-Committee consider inviting Dominican former Chief Inspector David Michael, retired, to conduct a practical study and analysis of these rural security issues in Dominica, along with his appropriate recommendations for pre-emptive action.”Bellot notes that Inspector Michael is “well-experienced, very competent and held in extremely high regard by his British colleagues”.He suggests that Inspector Michael is best suited for this project as he is Dominican and has the benefit of “truly understanding our country and rural communities, he is also willing to assist as he has offered his services to senior officials of the Dominica Police Force as well as Government Ministers.Bellot says further in his proposal, “While he currently has his own consultancy firm Mr. Michael has made it clear on many occasions that money would not be an impediment to serve”.He notes that upon completion of this study by Inspector Michael coupled with recommendations and a development period this could “provide a valuable new framework in helping both the Dominican police reach a ”new level” in capability, as well as in reducing the potential for criminal activity”.Bellot asks; “How many more must be brutally robbed before ACTION is taken by the Government authorities?”Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Lacson leads ‘Cinco de Noviembre’

first_img Aside from the festivities, Lacson honored Negrense centenarians. He called “the true Negrense treasures” as they serve as “a bridge between the past and the future.” The governor also led the distribution of the cash benefits to the 33 centenarians. Each beneficiary received P100,000. He also recalled how the revolution was won through the use of fake arms and cannons, which he said “still amazes both the storyteller and the listener.” Lacsoncalled Cinco de Noviembre “the island’s story” and pointed out its uniquenessin terms of war as it was won with a bluff. Also present for the event were Board Members Agustin Ernesto Bascon, Manuel Frederick Ko, Victor Javellana, Jeffrey Tubola, and Sixto Guanzon; provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz; along with members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, civil society organizations, and non-government organizations./PN “Today,we remember the patriotism, bravery, courage, grit, and extraordinary strategyof General Juan Araneta and General Aniceto Lacson in leading thousands ofNegrenses in this most historic bloodless revolt to freedom,” Lacson saidduring his speech yesterday morning. BACOLODCity – Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson of Negros Occidental led this year’sCinco de Noviembre observance at the Capitol Park and Lagoon in this city. “Inevery nation, there is a story to tell and, in the Philippines, since it’s anarchipelago, every island has its own story too,” Lacson said. Photo courtesy of Brown Eagle Facebooklast_img read more