Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old Freeport man was crushed to death under nearly a ton of rock while working at a stone distribution company in Farmingdale on Wednesday.Suffolk County police said Hector Vicenty was working at European Granite and Marble Group on Dubon Court, when he was crushed by two 800 pound slabs of quartzite at 2:12 p.m.The victim was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified and responded to the scene.The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the victim’s cause of death.
What channel can I watch Kentucky-Seton Hall?The game between Kentucky and Seton Hall will be aired nationally on FOX. You can also stream the event at fuboTV.Where will Kentucky and Seton Hall play?Kentucky and Seton Hall will place at Madison Square Garden in New York City as part of the Citi Hoops Classic.Who holds the series lead between Kentucky and Seton Hall?The Wildcats and Pirates hold a 1-1 series tie. Kentucky won the first meeting in December 1982, winning 94-78. Seton hall returned the favor in November 1988, winning 63-60. Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between these teams in 30 years. MORE: Watch NCAA basketball live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Pirates enter the contest 5-3 on the season, coming off a 77-57 win over New Hampshire in which guard Quincy McKnight scored a game-high 18 points. The Pirates are first in the Big East, averaging 72 points per game. It should be an interesting matchup, to say the least. Here’s how to tune in: When do Kentucky and Seton Hall play?The game between Kentucky and Seton Hall takes place at noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 8. Kentucky will take on 5-3 Seton Hall in the Citi Hoops Classic at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.The Wildcats’ 7-1 record puts them in first place of the SEC and No. 9 in the AP Top 25 poll. Kentucky has won its last seven games, averaging 84.4 points per game. Freshman guard Keldon Johnson leads the team in points, averaging 16 per game.
Manchester United F.C. have moved clear of Real Madrid C.F. to be rated as Europe’s most valuable club by professional services firm KPMG.In a KPMG report which looked at the finances of 39 clubs based on their popularity on social media channels, revenues for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, and success in European competitions, Manchester United F.C. have been valued at 3.004 billion euros, ahead of both Real Madrid C.F. (2.895bn euros) and Barcelona F.C. (2.688bn euros).F.C. Bayern Munich remain in fourth place, while Manchester City F.C. edge past Arsenal F.C. to take fifth spot, both with enterprise values of just under 1.7 billion euros.Chelsea F.C., Liverpool F.C., Juventus F.C. and Tottenham Hotspurs F.C. are in the next four positions, which mean six of the 10 are from the Premier League.”The aggregate value of Europe’s leading football clubs suggests that the overall value of football, as an industry, has grown,” said KPMG’s global head of sports Andrea Sartori, in a statement.”While this is partially explained by football’s broadcasting boom, the internationalisation of the clubs’ commercial operations, their investment into privately owned and modern facilities, and overall more sustainable management practices are also key reasons for this growth.””In terms of media rights value, the English Premier League sits comfortably at the top of European leagues, although other major leagues have outlined well-defined strategies to compete for the attention of global fans,” he added.
Bordeaux defender Laurent Koscielny: Why I had to leave Arsenalby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBordeaux defender Laurent Koscielny has opened up on his departure from Arsenal.The French defender left Arsenal under somewhat of a cloud as he forced his way out by refusing to go on the club’s pre-season tour to America.But the 34-year-old has now revealed he wanted to leave for the sake of his family.Koscielny told L’Equipe: “A Premier League season is very long. It requires a lot physically and mentally. I didn’t feel I could play 40-50 matches and I didn’t want to end my career with injuries.”I’ve gone down a level, but to take more pleasure.”Either I finished there or changed clubs. With my family, we felt it was time.”Everything was in my thinking: football, my physical state, my wife, my children, the daily life we could have.”I can only say that I left with my head held high. All of those I worked with for nine years… everyone respected my decision to return home with my family.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
MOSCOW – A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport liquefied petroleum gas in cold and icy conditions. Russia is known for its brutal winters as well as its giant, state-controlled oil and gas producers.So, for years, Wilbur Ross’ company has been moving LPG for a Russian gas giant.But now, in what might seem almost an echo of the Red Scare that lasted in America for generations, this business relationship is seen as tainted, an ominous connection to a country that unleashed cyberwar against American democracy and the 2016 election that put Trump in the White House.Are all connections to Russia now suspect? Or are they sometimes merely an inconvenient consequence of doing business in a country where major corporations often are controlled by the Kremlin?The latest tie between Russia, Trump and his campaign and administration officials came to light Sunday with news that the U.S. commerce secretary is a part owner of Navigator Holdings, a shipping company that transports LPG produced by Sibur, a big Russian company with ties to the Kremlin.Some shipping business experts who follow the company are shrugging off the news.“Russia has a lot of commodities that need to go somewhere else,” said Benjamin J. Nolan, a financial analyst who covers Navigator for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. He added, “Odds are, they are going to have long term contracts with Western shipping companies.”The Russian government is a powerful factor in almost every part of the country’s economy. Some of Russia’s biggest banks, such as Sberbank and VTB are state-controlled, with their management answering directly or indirectly to the Kremlin.Then there is Gazprom, a big gas supplier to Europe, and Rosneft, the oil producer. Both are majority state owned.The new Russian giant in the spotlight, Sibur, has its own special connections to the state, and President Vladimir Putin in particular. It is partially owned by a man said to be Putin’s son-in-law, and two of its biggest shareholders are oligarchs close to Putin. One of them is his old judo partner.The details of Ross’ stake in Navigator were found among 13.4 million leaked records on offshore entities used by the rich and powerful and famous. They are the biggest leak on the shadowy offshore financial system since the Panama Papers last year, and could shed more light on the byzantine ways companies and individuals hide their wealth or lower their taxes.Following news of the leak, Ross has said in interviews that his ties to Russia are being blown out proportion. He told Britain’s Sky network that his Navigator stake had been previously disclosed in financial documents filed with government ethics officials, and noted that Sibur is not under any U.S. sanction. For its part, Sibur has said that only a tiny percentage of shipping business goes to Navigator, less than 3 per cent of “logistics expenses.” It said that it is surprised by the “politically driven interpretation” in some media reports of its “ordinary business operations.”Trump himself also has faced scrutiny over his business ties to Russia. In prepared remarks to the Senate and House intelligence committees, Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, disclosed that the Trump Organization had been pursuing a business proposal in Russia during the presidential campaign. Cohen has said that the proposal for a Trump Tower Moscow never came to fruition and denied it had any impact on the campaign, saying it was “solely a real estate deal and nothing more.”No evidence has yet emerged that the business deals are being examined by special counsel Robert Mueller. The former FBI director is investigating the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election and any possible co-ordination with Trump associates.As for Ross, the most obvious link to Putin is Kirill Shamalov, who is married to a woman who is said to be Putin’s youngest daughter. Shamalov once owned more than 20 per cent of Sibur, but has since cut that stake to 3.9 per cent, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group that has been reviewing the new trove of documents.Another Kremlin link is the Putin’s old judo partner, Gennady Timchenko, the second largest shareholder of Sibur.Businessmen with Kremlin links are sometimes tapped to work on key projects with political symbolism, such as the bridge to Crimea or the Sochi Olympics. Timchenko’s construction company has a role building stadiums for next year’s soccer World Cup.Timchenko was sanctioned by the U.S. after Russia annexed the Crimea. The U.S. also barred banks from providing long-term financing to a gas company belonging to Sibur’s largest shareholder, Leonid Mikhelson.Ross has never met Sibur’s Shamalov, Timchenko and Mikhelson, according to a Commerce Department statement, and was not involved in his shipping company’s negotiations with Sibur.Kremlin connections can boost the fortunes of U.S. companies, but they can also backfire. Russian partners sometimes come under suspicion abroad that they are acting out of political, not purely commercial, motives.The state gas company Gazprom, in particular, has been accused of manipulating price talks over natural gas to put pressure on governments of other European countries, particularly Ukraine. That’s prompted many European countries to seek gas supplies from elsewhere.A deal between Rosneft and Exxon Mobil also has run into trouble. The Treasury Department fined Exxon Mobil $2 million in July over what it called “reckless disregard” for U.S. sanctions by signing deals with Rosneft’s sanctioned head Igor Sechin in May 2014. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the U.S. oil firm’s CEO at that time.Exxon has maintained it did nothing wrong and sued the U.S. government in an effort to stop the fine.As for Ross’ Navigator, some experts say it’s hardly surprising the company counts a Russian company among its customers.“Russia is the biggest producer of oil, and that needs to be sold in a global market place,” said Jonathan Chappell, a financial analyst at Evercore. “Navigator is perfectly positioned.”—-Condon reported from New York. Associated Press writer Chad Day contributed from Washington.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration.They’ve introduced a resolution to again designate Sept. 25 as National Lobster Day to honour the economic, historic, cultural and culinary contributions of lobsters.The resolution is being led by Maine’s U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins, who say it honours not only the lobsters but also the people who harvest, ship and cook them.Rhode Island’s U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says he expects the full Senate to again unanimously approve it as a fun, tasty way to honour lobstermen and their catch.Maine led the nation in American lobster landings in 2016 with 132 million pounds (60 million kilograms) valued at nearly $540 million, followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Trade updateStatistics Canada releases the retail trade figures for June on Wednesday. StatCan previously reported that retail trade expanded by two per cent in May, thanks to stronger sales at vehicle and auto parts dealers as well as gas stations. It marked a rebound from April, when sales contracted by 0.9 per cent. The numbers will be closely watched for further signs of economic strength that could signal another interest rate increase.Betting on the banksRoyal Bank of Canada is the first lender to report its fiscal third-quarter results on Wednesday, and most analysts are expecting “solid” growth across the industry, with estimates of earnings-per-share growth as high as 10 per cent year-over-year. CIBC releases third-quarter results on Thursday. The rest of Canada’s biggest banks report the following week.Pot sovereigntyRepresentatives of Kahnawake First Nation will hold consultations on the regulation and sale of cannabis within its borders on Tuesday. First Nations chiefs have expressed concern over the impact of legal pot in communities already struggling with an opioid epidemic, and have accused Ottawa of cutting them out of the tax revenue from sales of the drug.Employment insurance updateStatistics Canada releases the employment insurance figures for June on Thursday. StatCan reported that 454,100 people received regular EI benefits in May, virtually unchanged from April. The latest jobs numbers revealed that the economy generated 54,100 net new jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate back to its four-decade low of 5.8 per cent.Poloz at the podiumBank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will make a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Policy Symposium on Saturday. Given a recent slew of positive economic data, many economists expect him to raise interest rates at least one more time this year. They’ll be watching for what he has to say to our American neighbours who have also been on a rate hike trajectory.
MONTREAL – Quebec’s securities regulator is offering to help public companies disclose their exposure to modern slavery, including forced labour, human trafficking and child labour.The Autorite des marches financiers says Canadian companies could be exposed directly or indirectly to the tens of millions of people around the world who are estimated to be affected by involuntary work made under threat or penalty.The AMF notice doesn’t change legal requirements but helps companies determine what must be disclosed and improve their information.The International Labour Organization has estimated that about 25 million people were victims of forced labour, generating US$150 billion in profits in 2014.Sectors most likely to be exposed to this issue are construction, manufacturing, entertainment and agriculture.The federal government announced in January the creation of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, an independent position to investigate allegations of human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporate activity aboard.
Srinagar: A militant belonging to the Harkatul Mujahideen (HuM) was killed Friday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.Acting on a credible input about the presence of militants, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Ramnagri in Herpora area of the district, a police spokesman said. “During the operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the search party. It was retaliated leading to a brief exchange of fire,” the spokesman said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe said one militant was killed who was identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Umar, a resident of Model Town-B in Sopore area of Baramulla district. “According to police records, Ishfaq had a long history of terror crime records and was initially affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HuM. He and other terrorist associates were involved in a series of terror crimes, including grenade attacks on CRPF bunker at Safa Kadal, Soura and Police Station Khanyar,” the spokesman said. Ishfaq, who was arrested earlier and released on bail, had joined the terror ranks again in 2018, he said, adding that incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was seized from the scene of encounter.
Ohio State’s fourth-ranked rushing defense will face perhaps its biggest challenge of the season Saturday night when it looks to slow Wisconsin’s solid ground game, which features bruising running back John Clay. With 692 rushing yards and nine touchdowns through the season’s first six games, Clay is Wisconsin’s most dangerous weapon and has played himself into Heisman consideration. At 248 pounds, he will be the biggest feature running back the Buckeyes have seen in quite some time. “He doesn’t even look like a running back. He’s a linebacker,” Cameron Heyward said at Tuesday’s weekly press conference. “He’s so explosive and you don’t even know it, but sometimes the team can be feeling down and he makes one big play and he can turn around the game.” Coach Jim Tressel said the defense must also be prepared for the Badgers’ other running back, James White, who counterbalances Clay’s power-running style with his speed. White, at a more standard 198 pounds, has rushed for 485 yards and eight touchdowns this season. “Obviously, John Clay is extraordinary, but you bring in that tempo-change guy and all of a sudden, he hits you with that different type look and I think it’s a great look,” Tressel said. Wisconsin averages nearly 241 rushing yards a game, good for 11th in the country, while the Buckeyes only allow an average of 78.7 yards on the ground. OSU’s defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 29 games. “I think (White) is a little more shifty, but he can be explosive as well,” Heyward said. “It’s going to be critical of us to contain both of them. It’s going to be a hard task and it’s not just going to be one guy, it’s going to take the whole team to just swarm to the ball.” Heyward said the OSU defense will have to remain disciplined and react well to play action. Clay has averaged more than 122 yards rushing in Badger wins, while only rushing for 80 yards in the team’s loss to Michigan State. Last year at Ohio Stadium, OSU held Clay to 59 yards on 20 carries in the Buckeyes’ 31-13 win. “They have tremendous team speed,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said on the Big Ten’s weekly conference call. “Some teams have fast linebackers or fast defensive backs. They have fast everything.” Tressel said that aside from being a good power-running team, Wisconsin’s offensive coaching staff has done a good job in being creative with its play calling. But just like any other Big Ten game, they both agree the contest will be won with line play up front. “I think all games are won on the offensive and defensive line,” Heyward said. “In the summer and spring we emphasized if we win every battle in the trenches, we’ll have a great chance of winning.”