Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County homicide detectives are investigating a shooting at a Bohemia motel that killed a woman early Saturday morning, police said.A police spokeswoman said a man was taken into custody after he fired shots at Fifth Precinct officers attempting to enter the room after MacArthur Inn management called police just before 5 a.m. No officers were injured.Both the victim and the suspect have not been identified. Police are still determining what charges to file against the suspect, the spokeswoman said.Officers responded after the 911 caller said a woman was shot in the face, police said.“When officers arrived they were directed to a room in the back of the motel,” the spokeswoman said. “They knocked on the door and kind of stepped back and a male emerged firing a gun.”The officers sought protection by diving behind vehicles and they returned fire as the man ran toward a wooded area near the motel, police said. The suspect was later apprehended in the woods. It’s unclear how many shots were fired.Two other people were inside the room when the shooting occurred. Investigators “believe that there was criminal activity in the room,” the spokeswoman said, but investigators declined to go into specifics.“It’s unclear if the shooter or the victim had a relationship,” she said.When police finally entered the room they found the woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, dead, police said.The investigation is ongoing.
In Saturday’s semifinals, Praveen and Melati are set to face either Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong or Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith of England.Praveen, the 2016 All England champion with former pair Debby Susanto, said he planned to enjoy the match.“We’ve reached the semifinals, anyway. The winning probability for each pair is equal. So, we don’t want to overthink it – just, one thing at a time,” Praveen said.Topics : Indonesian mixed doubles pair Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti are inching closer to their possible first All England Open title after securing a semifinal spot in the prestigious badminton tournament.In the quarterfinal match on Friday, Praveen and Melati stunned Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping of China 15-21, 21-19, 21-19 in 72 minutes at the Arena Birmingham. It was the second win for the Indonesians in a total of eight matches against the Chinese pair so far. “Most know the quality of [the Chinese] pair. So, losing focus was something that we avoided throughout the match, be it when we were leading or losing. Every point was important and we could not afford to lose any,” Melati said in a statement on Friday.
ESG integration varied from those excluding certain categories of companies, to and investment targeting firms that score high on ESG criteria. The form of investors’ engagement was also included in the study.Although a significant majority of investors already applied ESG criteria in their investment process, the proportion of the investment portfolio subject to the criteria was limited. The research revealed that 44% of institutional investors had less than a quarter of their assets invested in this way, with 17% indicating it applied to more than half of their investments.State Street said it expected that the average proportion of ESG-integrated investments would increase to 40% in the coming years.The asset manager noted that investors planning to extend their ESG strategies were facing obstacles, such as difficulties in finding a benchmark and a lack of uniform ESG definitions and standards.Other problems included assessing asset managers’ ESG credentials, the costs of ESG integration, and a lack of in-house expertise.The survey included investors in the Netherlands, UK, France, Germany, the Nordics, Italy, and Switzerland.In separate research published this week, consultancy firm Cambridge Associates found that unlisted impact investment funds in asset classes such as timber, real estate and infrastructure could generate returns similar to those from funds without a specific environmental tilt. However, the research noted that fund selection was key to successful allocations. The report is available here.Last month, asset manager Hermes found a link between higher credit spreads and weaker ESG scores for corporate bonds. Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment policies generates strong returns and can dampen volatility, according to an investor survey by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).SSGA questioned 475 institutional investors from around the world, and found that eight in 10 were satisfied or very satisfied with the returns from their ESG investments.In addition, State Street found that 69% of the respondents indicated that ESG strategies had assisted in keeping volatility in check.A majority of the surveyed investors said that they planned to increase their responsible investments.
Photo credit: indyfpc.orgLocal Parish Priest at the San Sauver Roman Catholic Church Reverend Father Elvio Augustine used the opportunity at Fete Isidore on Sunday to remind Dominicans that they have forfeited the grace of God as a people who once had a fear for God.He said people seem to forfeit God’s grace put him on the backburner and blame others for their mistakes.A landslide killed a family of three last year, forcing the cancellation of Fete Isidore thus time was taken at this year’s celebrations to remember those who lost their lives.Awards were presented to outstanding senior citizens in the community, as well as an elder and centenarian at Sunday’s service. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 64 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share LocalNews People who forfeit the grace of God blame others for their mistakes. by: – June 14, 2011
ILOILO City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod(SP) approved a resolution recommending a telecommunications signal shutdownduring the Dinagyang Festival for security reasons, but for one day only – on Jan.26 which is the day for the atitribes competition. Councilor Ganzon, however, said, “Wecannot compromise our safety.” For his part, Treñas said, a shortenedshutdown would give Dinagyang visitors the chance to share on social media theirfestival experience. This, he said, would further boost Dinagyang’s promotion. For Dinagyang 2020, the Iloilo City PoliceOffice (ICPO) originally requested two days signal shutdown – Jan. 25 and Jan. 26– as recommended by the SP Committee on Communication and Public Informationand Committee on Police, Fire, Penology, Public Safety and Security of the SP.City councillors, however, turned out to have various takes on the matter so itwas put to a vote. Four councilors initially pushed for a two-dayshutdown but later decided to abstain – Irene Ong, Leila Luntao, Rudolph Ganzon,and Julie Grace Baronda. Estante, on the other hand, said Jan. 25’sDagyang sa Calle Real is just street dancing. The police could broaden its intelligencegathering and maximize its visibility to deter criminals, he stressed. In recentyears, as a security precaution during Dinagyang, telecommunicationscompanies were ordered to suspend their mobile phone services. Terrorists coulddetonate improvised explosive devices using cell phone signals, explained the NationalTelecommunications Commission and Philippine National Police. Estante also emphasized thatcommunication is very important, especially during emergency situations. Seven (majority) of the SP members – LyndonAcap, Dr. Candice Tupas, Eduardo Peñaredondo, Mandrie Malabor, Jay Treñas, ElyEstante, and Jojo Javellana – voted for a one-day shutdown only (Jan. 26). Only Councilor Allan Zaldivar voted fora no telecommunications shutdown. In the 2019 edition of the festival, thetelecommunications signal shutdown was for two days. Acap said a one-day shutdown is already reasonable.Jan. 26 is the day of the festival highlight (tribes competition) and a numberof dignitaries are expected to grace the event. The shutdown may take effect from 6 a.m.to 2 p.m. within a three-kilometer radius from the center of the competition,according to the city council. Zaldivar, meanwhile, said, “If we shut downcommunication…it will be very difficult for us residents kon pananglitan nga may ara hitabo sa aton barangay kay wala kitakomunikasyon nga magtawag sa police station.”/PN
LONDON: On the first anniversary of England’s maiden ODI World Cup triumph, skipper Eoin Morgan recalled a fleeting moment when he felt that his team was ‘dead and buried’ against New Zealand on that evening at the Lord’s.Twelve months ago on this day, England had claimed the 50 over World Cup title after beating New Zealand by virtue of a contentious boundary count-back rule as scores were tied even after the super over. It was arguably one of the the greatest finals in the Cup history. “There’s only one (moment of doubt) for me and it probably came to me the second time I watched it. Jimmy Neesham’s bowling to Ben (Stokes) , he bowls a slower ball, Ben (Stokes) hits it down to long-on and I remember the ball being in the air …,” Morgan was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “And it’s gone high and not quite as long as he’d liked and for a minute I just thought ‘That’s it, it’s over, Ben’s out, we still need 15 an over’ – that’s when I thought for a split second we were dead and buried.” In that marathon final, New Zealand had scored 241 for 8 after batting first. They then returned to bowl out England for exactly the same score, thus pushing the match into a super over. However, the Super Over also ended in a tie when New Zealand ended up scoring exactly 15 following Martin Guptill’s run out on the final ball. England (26) on the basis of a higher boundary count were declared winners against New Zealand (17). The 33-year-old Morgan, who has scored 7368 runs in 236 ODIs for England so far, said that World Cup final was ‘actually bigger than cricket’. “The final is actually, it’s bigger than cricket,” said Morgan, who managed to watch the final three times now during this coronavirus-forced lockdown. “It’s actually propelled up as one of the highlights of a sporting day ever in British history that will be around for a very long time so it was probably more satisfying that it will continue to be like that.” Morgan has now shifted his focus on topping this achievement by claiming the two T20 World Cups lined up in Australia and India. “There hasn’t been a team who have held T20 and 50-over World Cups so that would be a nice challenge,” he said. “But, realistically, probably out of the next two World Cups, winning one of them would be unbelievable. To win two would be a bigger achievement than winning the 50-over World Cup.” “Just because both of them are away from home and would favour Australia in Australia and India in India, so you would have to win both of them to top the 50-overs win.” New Zealand vice-captain Tom Latham, however, said it has been difficult to accept the defeat. “I don’t think so,” Latham told ‘Newshub’ when asked if he’ll ever get over the outcome. “You have so many conversations about. It will be a game that will be talked about for many years to come. “It was a great game to be involved in – all the twists and turns and amazing atmosphere – but the result was hard to take.” Kiwi pacer Matt Henry said it still hurts to end up on the losing side despite their best efforts. “It hurts a lot, not being able to cross the line and lift the trophy, but at the same time, you have to recognise how good a side England are and it was just their time to lift the trophy that day. “It just wasn’t meant to be our day, but as a Black Cap, it was certainly a time to be extremely proud of.”Agencies Also watch: Unable to Make Ends Meet, Uber Driver Turns Vegetable Vendor
CMC- THOUGH disappointed that his home franchise chose not to retain him for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season, wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin is looking forward to proving his worth to his new squad, the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.Earlier this week, it was announced that the 35-year-old who has played in the CPL tournament since its inception in 2013, helping the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) to the title in 2017 and 2018, was released by the franchise and subsequently signed by Patriots.“I was very disappointed but it was beyond my control; it’s sport. I had lots of fun memories with them on and off the field, winning two trophies,” the Trinidadian, who scored 190 runs with a top score of 50 in the 2019 CPL, told Sportsmax.However, he added: “I am happy to join a new team. It’s all about business and nothing else.”The former West Indies captain added that Patriots would benefit from his experience and ability to adapt to any situation during this year’s CPL which is tentatively still set for August 19 – September 26, even as organisers keep a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted sporting activity across the world.Over his six seasons playing in the CPL for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and TKR, Ramdin amassed more than 1 000 runs. Of those, 619 of them were made at TKR, making him one of four players to have scored 500-plus runs for the franchise which he spent four years with.In an Instagram post on Tuesday after it was announced he had not been retained, he thanked fans for supporting him during his stint with the two-time CPL champions.“Now it’s time to move on,” he added.Ramdin was the only new Caribbean player signed by Patriots. The team members retained by the franchise were: Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, and West Indies emerging player Dominic Drakes.Over a career that has spanned more than a decade and more, Ramdin scored over 2 000 runs in both Tests and ODIs. His tally of 188 dismissals as a wicketkeeper is the third highest for any Windies keeper.
TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Updating the market, industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition firm Catena Media has informed that it has been approved for the listing of its shares on the Stockholm Nasdaq main market.The company now awaits final approval from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to complete its full listings migration from Nasdaq North Premier to the larger Stockholm Nasdaq.Catena governance informs that it expects Stockholm Nasdaq trading to begin on Monday 4 September. Preparing for the listings migration the firm has suspended the trading of its shares on the Nasdaq North Premier.“Our listing on Nasdaq Stockholm is a result of great teamwork and is proof of the solid organisation we have built. This will continue to enable our further growth. Another big milestone in our company’s history”, said Robert Andersson, CEO of Catena Media.Founded in 2012 as a Malta-based web consultancy by Erik Bergman and Emil Thidell, by implementing an aggressive M&A strategy Catena has grown become one the largest industry affiliate marketing networks.Presenting its latest half-year interim results, Catena declared group revenues of €30 million, combined with operating profits of €12 million.Ahead of its Stockholm Nasdaq listing, Catena governance is set to publish a new corporate prospectus for interested investors, which will be published at https://www.catenamedia.com/investors/ LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon
Unikrn has made its first of two announcements that CEO Rahul Sood considers “the biggest deals of [his] career”, acquiring tournament platform ChallengeMe.GG.This acquisition is said to be a “multi-million” deal, and the teams from both companies have merged into one.Unikrn will use ChallengeMe.GG to offer skill-based betting experiences alongside “competitive and quickplay matchmaking, open lobbies, direct challenges, fully automated tournaments and ladders.” The platform is currently only open to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, though Sood plans to introduce titles such as Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Rocket League sooner rather than later.Not only that, Unikrn are now seeding Unikoin Gold (UKG) tournaments that allows users to donate the cryptocurrency they’ve earnt, the platform will also add entry fees to increase tournament payouts. The company has added staff members in New York, Las Vegas, London, Signapore, Sydney, and Vietnam in the not-so-distant past, and plans to hire people in Berlin and Poland, too.Practically speaking, ChallengeMe.GG’s acquisition means Unikrn will be offering tournament betting with its blockchain technology across North America and Europe. Just last week, it was revealed that Unikrn – alongside PlayWire – entered a brand deal with the Sacramento Kings to represent its NBA 2K League, Kings Guard Gaming.Unikrn began working with ChallengeMe.GG in October 2017 where it hosted a tournament using a crypto prize pool, leading to weekly events and ladders being co-hosted by the companies. “If you’re wondering what part two is – strap in. It’s coming, and it’s a monster,” teased Sood in the announcement. Unikrn has previously acquired Pinion, DotaProHub, Vision IP, and LEET.Esports Insider says: This is seemingly a colossal move for Unikrn as the company looks to make its cryptocurrency, UnikoinGold (UKG), a staple in esports betting. We’re intrigued to see what it does with this acquisition, and look forward to seeing their so-called monstrous second announcement.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas also punctured, two laps earlier, which dropped him out of the points.The Finn finished 11th and dropped to 30 points behind Hamilton in the title race, a potentially devastating blow to his hopes so early in a season truncated by the coronavirus.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was the third driver to suffer a left-front puncture, his like Hamilton’s on the last lap, and he dropped from fourth place to 13th.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was promoted from fourth to the final podium spot by the late drama.Late drama leads to seismic momentThe drama started with Bottas suffering a puncture to his Mercedes with two laps to goIt was a remarkable finish to a race that had been soporific until that point, and Hamilton recognised that afterwards, saying over the radio, his voice drenched in relief: “That was close.”The Mercedes drivers had been nursing their tyres after making an earlier than expected pit stop because of the second of two safety cars.They stopped to change from medium to hard tyres on lap 13, very early to make it to the end of the race on one set of hard tyres.They were clearly managing their pace from then on, but despite that dark rings appeared on their tyres as the race moved into the closing stages.But there was no real sign of the drama to come until Bottas’ left front tyre deflated shortly after starting lap 50, with two to go.The Finn limped around almost an entire lap and was too far back to get into the points.Hamilton looked then to be cruising to the flag, until he too suffered a puncture, this time heading down the back straight towards Brooklands. Then it was a question of whether he could get around the remainder of the lap – more than half of it – before Verstappen caught him.Hamilton said: “Until the last lap, everything was relatively smooth sailing.“The tyres felt great. Valtteri was really pushing incredibly hard and I was doing some management of that tyre and he looked like he wasn’t doing any.Hamilton is now a seven-time British Grand Prix winner“When (his) tyre went, everything seemed fine, so I was thinking maybe it was OK. And then just down the straight, it deflated.“I noticed the shape of the tyre shifting, and that was heart in the mouth and I didn’t know if it had gone down until I braked.“Then just driving it – sometimes it will come off and break the wing. I nearly didn’t get around the last two corners. Maybe we should have stopped towards the end when we saw the delaminations (on the other cars).”Hamilton said his engineer Peter Bonnington was counting down the gap to Verstappen over the radio as he neared the flag.“The car seemed to turn OK through Maggotts and Becketts,” Hamilton said, “and then it was a real struggle in the last two corners. I could hear the gap coming down from 19 to 10. I could hear out of the last corner him going, ‘Nine, eight, seven,’ and I was just like: ‘Get back on the gas.’”It was a dramatic finish to a race that could well have an equally substantial impact on the championship fight.A frenetic midfield battleFollowing Sainz’s late puncture, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo came out on top in a close midfield battle, passing the other McLaren of Lando Norris late in the race, while the Australian’s team-mate Esteban Ocon took sixth.Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly drove a strong race to seventh, including a brave pass on Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel around the outside of Stowe and then taking the inside for the tight left-hander at Vale that follows.And Red Bull’s Alexander Albon recovered to eighth after being penalised – harshly in some eyes – for a collision with Haas driver Kevin Magnussen at Club on the first lap, an incident that brought out the first of two safety cars.Future McLaren team-mates Ricciardo and Norris were wheel-to-wheel in the midfield fightAlbon seemed to legitimately go for an opportunity created by Dane’s error in clipping the kerb on the exit of Vale and was almost completely alongside the Haas, before backing out to try to avoid a collision when he realised Magnussen was coming across, the cars hitting front wheel to rear.Albon was at the back when Red Bull pitted him for fresh tyres after the safety car period had ended. But he stuck with it, and a second stop for tyres later in the race dropped him to last but enabled him to attack in the closing laps.The second safety car was triggered on lap 12 by a heavy crash for Gasly’s team-mate Daniil Kvyat at the flat-out Maggotts corner.The team initially blamed the incident on a driver error, saying he clipped a kerb while making a switch change on his steering wheel. But Kvyat later said on social media that the team had reviewed the video and they “saw that something happened out of my control, so we will need to check all the data to understand what exactly caused the failure”.Williams’ George Russell took 12th, ahead of Sainz, the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi and Russell’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi.Haas driver Romain Grosjean, who was given a black-and-white warning flag during the race as well as an official warning after the race for dangerous defensive driving, finished 16th while the second Alfa of a struggling Kimi Raikkonen, who also suffered a front-left puncture, finished 17th.After the race, it was confirmed that four people had been arrested after protestors broke into Silverstone and displayed a banner for climate action group Extinction Rebellion.A joint statement issued by Silverstone and Northamptonshire Police following Sunday’s Grand Prix read: “During the race, Northamptonshire Police were made aware of four people who had been detained by Silverstone security inside the venue perimeter.“Officers are working closely with Silverstone Circuit and conducting a full investigation. Four people have been arrested and are in police custody.”The driver of the dayHamilton was impressive in his consummate control, both of the race and his final lap but Leclerc was perhaps the stand-out performer, taking third in the uncompetitive Ferrari having qualified it fourth, while his team-mate Sebastian Vettel was a long way behind in an uncompetitive 10th, losing out in fights with midfieldersWhat happens next?Another race in Britain, this time F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix next weekend. Can Hamilton make it two wins in a row at home – and four on the trot in the season?What they saidLewis Hamilton: “Up until that last lap everything was relatively smooth sailing. Valtteri was really pushing incredibly hard, I was doing some management of the tyre. When I heard his went I looked at mine and it seemed fine. I have definitely never experienced anything like that on the last lap and my heart definitely nearly stopped.”Max Verstappen: “It was lucky and unlucky. The Mercedes were too quick. The tyres didn’t look great with 10 laps to go, they didn’t look pretty. I told my engineer to drink and to stay hydrated! It was pretty lonely; I was just managing my pace and looking after the tyres.”Charles Leclerc: “It was a very tricky race. As soon as I heard Valtteri had a tyre problem I slowed down quite a lot. Looking at us we have done the best we could have done today. I am very happy with how I managed the tyres from beginning to the end and I am happy with the balance of the car.”Verstappen and Leclerc shower Hamilton with champagne on the Silverstone podiumKvyat was unhurt after a nasty crash into the barriers spitfire was flown over Silverstone to say thank you to the National Health Service Lewis Hamilton took an extraordinary victory in a dramatic finish to the British Grand Prix despite suffering a puncture on the last lap.The Mercedes driver’s left-front tyre failed halfway around the last lap but he held on in front of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Verstappen would have won had he not stopped late for fresh tyres in a successful quest for the point for fastest lap. Tags: Charles LeclercFormula oneLewis HamiltonMax Verstappen Source: BBC Sports