Cops Seek Help Identifying Brentwood Man Hit, Killed by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Update: The victim has been identified as Jose Rosa Flores, 50, of Brentwood.Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Brentwood last week.The victim is described as a 6-foot tall Hispanic man, 35 to 40 years old, 200 pounds with black hair and a mustache. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans with a black belt and tan-colored shoes.Police have said that the unidentified victim was hit by a Lincoln while walking across Express Drive South shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. He was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The driver was not charged.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the victim’s identity to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more

Adepoju: Level of African football has improved

first_img Loading… “With what I saw at 2019 Afcon, I was really happy for the standard and it shows that any team in Africa can beat any country if care is not taken. “You have seen South Africa defeat Nigeria at home; the same thing at Afcon where we have seen so many upsets with so many small teams giving problems to the so-called big teams. “So, the standard is very high and that has to do with our players playing in Europe and all the development we are having in Africa. “We are not there yet because we have to do more to get what is obtainable in Europe, but I still feel the standard in 2019 was good and I’m happy with it.” read also:Iwobi: How Mikel influenced my Super Eagles career The 2021 Afcon is billed for Cameroon but the Confederation of African Football (Caf) is yet to confirm if the competition will go on as planned or be postponed. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic placed football-related activities on a hiatus in most parts of the world, including the Afcon qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holescenter_img Former Nigeria international and La Liga legend, Mutiu Adepoju, has revealed that the level of African football has gone up significantly in the recent past. Super Eagles 2018 World Cup jersey in Russia never to carry last in fashion Using the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as a yardstick for his assessment, the ex-Racing Santander man disclosed that football on the continent has come of age, although there is still room for improvement. Also, debutants Madagascar pulled off a shock by reaching the quarter-final, while defending champions Cameroon, Morocco, Ghana and hosts Egypt were sent packing in the Round of 16. To the ‘Headmaster’, all these are indications that the sport is thriving on the continent while mentioning the exodus of African players to Europe as a reason for the progression. “The level of football in Africa has really gone very high,” the former Shooting Stars, Real Sociedad and Samsunspor man said on La Liga’s Inside Show. “During our time, we played good football but with the type of players, we have now, the type of facilities they are exposed to at the moment, the technology and everything has made players be able to give their best.last_img read more

Donegal driver caught speeding at 125kmh in a 50kmh zone

first_imgA driver has been fined for speeding 75km/h over the limit in St Johnston last weekend.Gardaí with the Buncrana Roads Policing Unit detected the driver.The driver is set to face a fixed charge penalty notice. The case was shared on social media on Sunday.Buncrana Roads Policing Unit detected driver at 125kmh in a 50kmh limit at Johnston, Donegal. Proceedings commenced via FCPN pic.twitter.com/5D82YL7WjK— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) July 21, 2019 Donegal driver caught speeding at 125kmh in a 50kmh zone was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Can A’s day off help save Chicago trip?

first_imgA day off in Chicago did wonders for Ferris Bueller. Why not the A’s?After another unusual scheduling quirk — consecutive nights off in Chicago during a week-long span that began with a rare Friday night off at home — the A’s return to action on the South Side of town with an afternoon game on Friday to open a three-game series against the White Sox.The A’s are coming off a 10-1 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, their second loss in three games in the first half of …last_img

Darwinian Just-So Story Criticized

first_imgWhen Young and Brodie & son published their article “How the Horned Lizard Got its Horns,” (see 04/01/2004 headline), they apparently meant it as a bit of April-fool joke, not a real Kipling-style just-so story.  Several respondents in the Sept 24 issue of Science,1 however, either didn’t think it was funny or concluded the story was just-so after all:William R. Fouts (Nevada State) was not amused by the Kipling reference, because he viewed their paper as “an important example of natural selection in the wild” and thought the title was a poor choice of words.  He thought they should have examined the possibility of preadaptation: i.e., maybe the horns grew out of a nub that once upon a time appeared on the back of the lizard’s neck.John H. Christy (Smithsonian) thinks the authors did not prove that the longer horns function in defense against shrike predation.  In his opinion, therefore, the authors’ explanation for the adaptive function of the horns is still a just-so story.R. Yosef described how shrikes actually kill their prey, and then whimsically remarked, “I suggest that the parietal horns developed as a defense against shrike attacks to the nape region and not against their being impaled after they are dead,”  because clearly, “it does not make evolutionary sense for a trait to be incorporated into a prey species, as a result of a predator’s behavior, that results in all cases in its death (i.e., the impaling stage).”The authors thanked the respondents for their insights on issues they claim were not discussed in the original paper due to space limitations.  But then he chided them for not getting the joke: “The title of our paper was meant as an allusion to the Just So Stories of Kipling, which are often used as a shorthand criticism for unsubstantiated adaptive arguments.  It is a bold statement, and we thought it so clearly over the top that it would not be taken as a literal explanatory title.”  (Emphasis added in all quotes.)1Letters to the editor, Science, Vol 305, Issue 5692, 1909-1910, 24 September 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1909b].Here was a rare, valiant attempt at providing just one clear, unambiguous association between a trait and a survival advantage, and even their fellow evolutionists were not convinced.  So what are the rest of us supposed to think about the validity of adaptive stories in the Darwinian tradition?    The critics’ points were pointless as far as helping Darwin.  A nub turns into a horn, right.  Silly.  For support of the “preadaption” or “exaptation” hypothesis, Fouts refers to the panda’s thumb and tetrapod limbs (see 04/05/2004 headline).  How does said nub get into the genome and developmental pathways, and become established in the population before it functions in defense?  Darwinism allows no foresight, yet Fouts argues:Perhaps the role of preadaptation in evolution is of great importance and is deserving of more widespread appreciation.  Given the possibility of a preadaptation scenario in the evolution of crown horns in horned lizards, I find it ironic that Young et al. commented on the weakness of “just-so stories” and also chose a title that reads remarkably like the titles of Kipling’s stories.  Until presented with evidence suggesting that the horns were mere nubs until the onset of shrike predation, I will remain convinced that “How the horned lizard got its horns” is a poor choice for what is presumably meant to be an informative title.Sheesh, think the authors; can’t a guy take a joke?  Their response undermines the hope of proving a trait arose by evolution:The question of whether any horns on the head of horned lizards existed before shrike predation drove them to elongated states (i.e., were “preadapted”) is an interesting one, but one that is only answerable through comparative analyses with full phylogenetic information and ancestral environmental conditions.  Although we have not performed such an analysis and could probably never reconstruct the ancestral predation conditions, it is worth noting that of the 13 species of horned lizards currently extant, P. mcalli has the longest relative horn lengths and belong to the most derived species group, while some other species in the genus (e.g., P. douglassi) have virtually no parietal or squamosal horns (i.e., the nubs mentioned by Fouts).So how did the nub-challenged lizards get along?  If nubs are cool, every lizard would want some, especially when the shrikes are dive-bombing down on their necks.  Yikes!  Shrikes!  Man your nub stations!  (Or do they say, “lizard your nub stations”?)  It’s survival of the nubbiest.  May the best nubs win!    The authors agreed with Christy’s comments, but in so doing, again undermined any hope of providing a Darwinian explanation for anything:Christy correctly points out the two primary shortcomings of any covariance analysis of selection: It is impossible to rule out every unknown unmeasured character that could drive the observed selection, and covariance analyses usually cannot assign a mechanism of selection because they are not manipulative studies.Yosef didn’t get it, either.  Of course they didn’t mean that selection acted after the lizard was impaled on the tree; they merely assumed that longer horns prevented attacks in the first place.  Obviously, they couldn’t ask the shrikes how they feel about the effectiveness of the horns, so they relied on personal experience.  Visualize the scientist at work: “When attacked or grasped, flat-tailed horned lizards stab their spines into the offending object.  In the case of human fingers, this behavior often results in bleeding and immediate release of the lizard.”  Ha!  This obviously means they evolved to ward off junior-age kids.    So yes, as entertainment, the original article and the criticisms are “clearly over the top.”  Why do you think the Darwin Party is so sensitive to the charge of storytelling?  Guilty conscience?  We feel honored to be included among those who, in the spirit of promoting good science, often use the phrase “just-so stories” as a “shorthand criticism for unsubstantiated adaptive arguments.”  Grab your baloney detector and join the fun.(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Building Healthy Military Communities – Featuring Indiana

first_imgThis week we feature a guest post from Building Healthy Military Communities State Coordinator in Indiana, Kyle WoodIndiana is different from the other states that are piloting Building Healthy Military Communities because there are no active duty installations in the state. We are heavily focused on the geographically dispersed military population. In our state, there are many programs in place to address service member needs. Rather than develop redundant programs, Indiana looks to augment those programs by providing additional resources for soldiers to access by way of Joint Services Support (JSS).  We also prioritize making sure all community partners throughout the state know how to communicate their services to JSS.Everyone is geographically dispersed, which requires Indiana to have a large pool of community, state, and federal resources to be spread out. Family assistant specialists and personal finance counselors need to be strategically placed in all five corners of the state in order to meet needs.Although there are federal programs designed for specific branches such as Army National Guard, active duty and Reserve members do not know they can use National Guard family assistant specialists. This is an area we are pursuing additional education for service members. Further partnership with Purdue Cooperative Extension could assist in these and other efforts, and we look forward to engaging more with our counterparts at Purdue University. Along with his position as the Indiana State Coordinator for Building Healthy Military Communities, Kyle Wood is a member of the Indiana Army National Guard as a UM-60M Blackhawk pilot. Being a current member of the military gives him a unique perspective on the struggles that geographically dispersed Service Members face on a day to day basis.last_img read more

Test Footage from the KineMax 6K is Amazing

first_imgThis test footage shows the cinematic potential of the new KineMax 6K camera.About 7 months ago the China-based camera manufacturing company Kinefinity announced their plans to release an affordable 6K camera with specs that rival ARRI or RED cameras. However, we hadn’t seen any footage to back up their claims.That was until Kinefinity released this test footage showing the KineMax 6K in-action. From this initial test footage it’s safe a safe bet that KineMax is positioning themselves to be a real contender in the cinematography world.Check out the KineMax 6K test footage:Pretty amazing, right? If you’re interested in getting your hands on RAW footage from the KineMax 6K you can download clips from Kinefinity’s website. While you’re there, check out the updated specs to the KineMax 6K (which can now record in three different RAW formats). Users can also record in an anamorphic format directly to camera.However, the most impressive spec on the KineMax 6K is dynamic range which can reach up to 16 stops. That is more than the 13.5 stops on the ARRI Alexa and just under the 16.5 stops on the RED Dragon sensor.It’s hard to judge other factors like mobility, UI, and workflow speed without actually having the camera in-hand.Pricing and AvailabilityThe KineMax 6K is expected to be released very soon, but right now the camera is only available for pre-order. Camera packages range from $8,000 for a body-only up to $13,000 for a professional package.What do you think of the KineMax 6k camera? Share in the comments below!last_img read more

SRC in the Community Goes to May Pen June 30

first_imgStory Highlights Acting Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications at the SRC, Carolyn Rose Miller, told JIS News that the exhibition seeks to “take SRC to the community.” The SRC exhibitions aim to stimulate entrepreneurial activities and the growth of the Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprise (MSME) sector; identify agro-processing projects; and build capacity in the communities through technical support and training. Residents of Clarendon are invited to come out in their numbers for the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) ‘SRC in the Community’ exhibition to be held on June 30 at the clock in May Pen square.The exhibition, which will showcase the products and services of the SRC, will also allow community members to engage with the Council regarding assistance to develop their business.Acting Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications at the SRC, Carolyn Rose Miller, told JIS News that the exhibition seeks to “take SRC to the community.”“Persons know the name SRC but a lot of them don’t know what we do, and how we can help them,” she noted.“The SRC is said to be the best kept secret, and so we are taking the information to the community about our capabilities,” she added.The Council hosted exhibitions in Old Harbour and Linstead in St. Catherine in May and June, respectively, where community entrepreneurs were targeted.“For Old Harbour Bay, they are good in fish and bammies, so we told them how they could diversify their bammies by doing flavoured bammies, and explained that SRC can help them,” she pointed out.Mrs. Rose-Miller informed that the Council will be looking to go into more towns later in the year.She said that coming out the exhibitions appointments will be made for persons to visit the SRC’s offices for further discussions and assessment of the feasibility of their business ideas.Persons can also have their products tested at the SRC in order to ensure quality and safety.center_img Residents of Clarendon are invited to come out in their numbers for the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) ‘SRC in the Community’ exhibition to be held on June 30 at the clock in May Pen square. The SRC exhibitions aim to stimulate entrepreneurial activities and the growth of the Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprise (MSME) sector; identify agro-processing projects; and build capacity in the communities through technical support and training.last_img read more