Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Roosevelt man has admitted to shooting a Hempstead village police officer who was looking to question the man about a street robbery in 2011.Michael Benitez pleaded guilty Monday at Nassau County court to second-degree attempted murder shortly after opening arguments at his trial.Prosecutors said the 23-year-old man fired multiple shots at a Hempstead police officer who was chasing him to question him about a robbery on Dec. 2, 2011.The officer was hit in the left arm and back but return fire, hitting Benitez in the groin, thigh and arm.When Benitez still refused to drop his gun, the officer shot the gun out of his hand. The bullet that struck the officer in the back was stopped by his bulletproof vest.Judge Tammy Robbins is expected to sentence Benitez to 25 years in prison on March 11.
Osgood, In. — The Southeastern Indiana REMC has issued a critical peak load advisory for Wednesday, July 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Officials are asking the public to take conservation measures.
The University of Wisconsin volleyball team had another successful 2-0 weekend against No. 12 Michigan and unranked Michigan State — setting some records and accolades in the process.The Badgers first challenge was against the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Michigan, coming off of a three-set win against Northwestern last weekend, knew the Badgers would bring their A-game following their two Big Ten wins last week.The first set started out in favor of Wisconsin. The Badgers built up a three-point lead early and held this margin through the set until Michigan junior Carly Skjodt rallied the Wolverines back to a 25–18 opening set win.The second set of this match held the score back and forth until a 10-1 Badger run gave Wisconsin a substantial lead halfway through the set. Dana Rettke propelled the run with three kills of her own. Wisconsin then cruised to a 25–16 set win and tied the match 1–1.Women’s hockey: No. 3 University of Minnesota serves Badgers their first loss of seasonThe No. 1 ranked Badgers (8-1-0, 4-1-0 WCHA) faced off against the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-1-1, 5-1-1 WCHA) Read…Once again Wisconsin got out to an early lead in the third set. But an opening five-point lead was broken down by Skjodt and the Wolverines. Down by three late in the set, it was in the service of Sydney Hilley that the Badgers rallied back to take the third set, 25–22.Another early lead by Wisconsin wasn’t enough to hold back the Wolverines who were about to lose on their home court. Once again, with the ball in the hands of Skjodt, Michigan went on an 8-0 run to take the lead and win the set 25–21. For the third time this season, Wisconsin found themselves in a winner take all fifth set.With fifth sets only going to 15, the Badgers got off to an important early lead, holding on to claim the set 15–11 and win the match 3–2.Team leaders for the Badgers were Rettke with 21 kills and nine blocks, Hilley with 53 assists and libero Tiffany Clark with a school record 33 digs in five sets to lead the Badger back row to another dominant performance. This also marked Head Coach Kelly Sheffield’s 150th win with Wisconsin.Football: Wisconsin shredded 31-17 by NorthwesternInjuries rendered the Wisconsin roster nearly unrecognizable Saturday versus Northwestern, and the Wildcats pounced on the oportunity to shred an Read…The second game on their road trip led the Badgers to East Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans. It was a battle of the siblings with Molly Haggerty of the Badgers going toe to toe with her sister Maddie Haggerty of the Spartans. The Badgers, building off of the momentum from Ann Arbor, shut down the Spartans in a quick 3–0 match.The first set carried an unlikely characteristic of the Badgers having to rally back from an early deficit. But Wisconsin was still able to rally back to a 25–14 opening set win.The second set was more of a dominant showing by Wisconsin. The Badgers out to an early lead held it all the way through the set and went up 2–0 with a 25–20 second set win.A back and forth third set still shared the same result as the others as the Badgers sweep the Spartans on a 25–23 third set win.Rettke led in kills with 11, two aces and four blocks against Michigan State. Meanwhile, Hilley recorded 36 assists and Clark continued a dominant the weekend with 12 digs.The Badgers will travel back home for a Halloween face off with the third-ranked Minnesota Gophers Wednesday night. The game will broadcast on the Big Ten Network and will begin at 8 p.m. from the UW Field House.
LONGSHOT AWESOME LUCK WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY HEAP, GOES GATE TO WIRE WHILE GETTING FLAT MILE IN 1:37.97
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2016)–With the luck of the Irish wafting in the air on St. Patrick’s Day at Santa Anita, Harris Farms’ home-bred Awesome Luck made every pole a winning one in taking Thursday’s $58,000, one mile allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under Santiago Gonzalez. Conditioned by Blake Heap, the 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare seemed to appreciate a surface switch from turf to dirt as she negotiated the distance in 1:37.97.“She doesn’t seem to handle the grass,” said Heap in reference to a 13 ½ length defeat going one mile on turf here Feb. 21. “She’s a steady-paced type of filly and today, she showed what she can do. I told John (owner, Harris) she was doing good coming into this.”Off at 14-1 in race five, the middle leg in Santa Anita’s Pick Six, which, thanks to a two-day carryover, generated a total pool today of more than $2.6 million, Awesome Luck was the second biggest price in a field of seven California-bred or sired mares and paid $30.20, $11.00 and $7.00.With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $96,875. Awesome Luck now has two wins from 12 career starts.“It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we have the green and white colors, so I guess that didn’t hurt,” said Harris. “I don’t know if the jock’s Irish, but I guess today, everybody is!”The heavy favorite at 3-2, Take It Easyplease sat second the entire trip, but couldn’t keep up with the winner around the far turn and finished second, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Stole a Kiss. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Take It Easyplease paid $3.40 and $2.80.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Stole a Kiss was off at 6-1 and paid $3.80 to show.With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $548,670 from Sunday, $2,115,962 in “new money” was wagered on Thursday, creating a total Pick Six pool of $2,664,632. Thursday’s Pick Six will conclude with the eighth race, which is scheduled to be run at approximately 4:33 p.m. PDT.
Day Two action of the 2007 Senior NTL will feature an exciting schedule of games that is sure to separate the pretenders from the contenders.After a keenly contested first day in humid conditions, competitors across the seven Senior divisions will be looking to cement good form leading into the final days of competition.Showcase games for the day include Field One action in both the Men’s and Women’s 30 years divisions. In the Women’s 30s division, competition heavyweights Suns and Cyclones will battle for the top spot.Suns, led by current Australian World Cup Men’s Open representative Matt Curran, and Rustlers, spearheaded by 2007 Australian Men’s Open Captain Gavin Shuker, will meet in a high quality encounter on the premier field late in the day.Scorpions and Sharks will tangle for control of the leaderboard in the Men’s 35s division, whilst in the Women’s 40s division Sharks and warm favourites Scorpions will test each other out in an entertaining match up. For all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITE8.30amWomen’s 30s: Scorpions v ACTWomen’s 30s: Suns v EaglesMen’s 45s: Rustlers v ACTMen’s 45s: Eagles v HornetsMen’s 45s: Suns v Sharks9.20amWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v SharksWomen’s 30s: Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 50s: ACT v SharksMen’s 35s: Sharks v ScorpionsMen’s 35s: Suns v CobrasMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Rustlers10.10amMen’s 40s: Barbarians v EaglesMen’s 40s: Cyclones v MetsMen’s 50s: Rustlers v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Eagles v MetsMen’s 40s: Warriors v SunsMen’s 40s: Hornets v Sharks11.00amMen’s 30s: Warriors v HornetsMen’s 30s: Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Hornets v SunsWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v SharksWomen’s 40s: Suns v HornetsMen’s 30s: Rustlers v Barbarians11.50amMen’s 45s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 40s: Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Scorpions v CobrasWomen’s 30s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: Cyclones v ACT12.40pmMen’s 45s: Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 45s: ACT v SharksMen’s 40s: Suns v HornetsWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v EaglesWomen’s 30s: Hornets v SharksMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Sharks1.30pmMen’s 30s: Suns v WarriorsMen’s 35s: Sharks v CobrasMen’s 35s: Scorpions v MetsMen’s 40s: Mets v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Eagles v CyclonesMen’s 40s: Rustlers v Barbarians2.20pmWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v SunsWomen’s 40s: Cobras v SharksWomen’s 40s: Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 30s: Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 50s: Cyclones v CobrasMen’s 30s: Barbarians v Cyclones3.10pmWomen’s 30s: Suns v CyclonesWomen’s 30s: Hornets v RustlersMen’s 50s: Mets v SunsMen’s 50s: ACT v HornetsMen’s 50s: Eagles v ScorpionsMen’s 50s: Rustlers v Sharks4.00pmWomen’s 30s: Sharks v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: ACT v EaglesMen’s 45s: ACT v SunsMen’s 45s: Sharks v EaglesMen’s 45s: Hornets v Scorpions4.50pmMen’s 30s: Suns v RustlersMen’s 30s: Cyclones v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Rustlers v MetsMen’s 40s: Barbarians v SunsMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Eagles5.40pmMen’s 30s: Barbarians v CobrasMen’s 35s: Sharks v SunsMen’s 35s: Cobras v MetsMen’s 40s: Cyclones v SharksMen’s 40s: Warriors v Hornets
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mazzarri adamant Torino deserved two spotkicks for Juventus defeatby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTorino coach Walter Mazzarri is adamant they didn’t deserve defeat to Juventus.The Derby della Mole was decided by a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty when Mario Mandzukic pounced on Simone Zaza’s poor back-pass.However, when it was still 0-0, Toro had two of their own appeals waved away.“I have to compliment my lads, because they put in a strong performance and played on a par with a tank like Juventus,” Mazzarri told DAZN.“In these cases, the incidents ultimately make the difference. We lost Salvatore Sirigu to injury early on, but Ichazo did well too. It’s a pity to have missed out on a point that we would’ve deserved.“You can take something from Juve only if they underestimate you, but they rested Giorgio Chiellini in the Champions League midweek, which shows how much they were thinking about this derby.“An unfortunate incident proved decisive. Perhaps there could’ve been a penalty or two in our favour, we certainly got that impression… In other games, VAR went back to look at this sort of situation.“Belotti was jumping to head the ball, which is his specialty, and he has a good chance of scoring if he connects with it cleanly. If you are pushed when mid-air, in my view that is a clear penalty.“People say we complain, but since the last time there was a meeting about VAR, they have generally gone to check on incidents. Belotti and Zaza appealed and asked for it to be viewed on VAR.”
FREDERICTON – Cannabis NB has made some changes to its website after concerns were raised by Health Canada last week.The Crown agency came under scrutiny for its product descriptions and pictures of people smiling, posing for selfies and holding yoga poses — images that may violate federal regulations.In a statement, Health Canada spokesman Andre Gagnon said the department is trying to raise awareness about the Cannabis Act and its restrictions on promotion.“In a few cases, Health Canada has reached out to … licence holders to bring concerns to their attention, or to collect information and gain a better understanding of some of the facts pertaining to their promotional activities,” he said.Cannabis NB has removed the original pictures and replaced them with images of chairs, a book and painting supplies.Spokeswoman Marie-Andree Bolduc says the agency did not receive any specific direction from Health Canada.“But based on this conversation and discussion, we made adjustments to some images on the website,” she said. “We will be generally reviewing the website and likely be making a few adjustments in the language as well.”In Ottawa, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said her department is working with the province to make sure the website meets federal standards.“There are a number of changes that have already been made,” she said in French when asked about the snafu. “Changes have already been made, and we continue to do this work together to ensure that they understand the regulations.”The website includes categories such as “Connect,” “Refresh” and “Discover,” which the agency has described as educational tools for customers.According to figures released Wednesday, Cannabis NB recorded roughly $950,000 dollars in sales during its first 48 hours in business, and more than $71,000 of that revenue was generated by online sales.Cannabis NB President Brian Harriman says the sales figures were in line with expectations.He said the agency sold out of some products, but he said other provinces had the same problem.“Retail stores in communities bordering other provinces, such as Sackville and Campbellton, have seen higher-than-expected demand because of customers coming from other provinces,” Harriman said. “Cannabis NB will continue to closely monitor inventory throughout our stores and work with suppliers to get inventory to normal levels.”
OTTAWA — The head of the U.S. space agency says he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long, as part of a first step toward exploration of the farther reaches of space.Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, says he wants Canada’s decades-long space partnership with the U.S. to continue as it embarks on the creation of its new Lunar Gateway.The U.S. is seeking broad international support for the next-generation space station it is planning to send into orbit around the moon starting in 2021.Bridenstine says he wants Canada to contribute its expertise in artificial intelligence and robotics, and that could include a next-generation Canadarm on the Lunar Gateway and more Canadian technology inside.He says the U.S. return to the moon is a stepping stone to a much more ambitious goal: deep-space exploration that could include reaching Mars in the next two decades.Bridenstine is in Ottawa for a large gathering of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, where speculation is running high about Canada’s possible participation in the U.S. space program.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, a vocal booster of Canada’s AI hubs in Ontario and Quebec, is also scheduled to speak, along with one of Canada’s former astronauts, Marc Garneau, the current federal transport minister.The Canadian Press
Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk. “The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks,” said co-author Norrina Allen, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease,” Allen added. For the study, which will be published in the journal JAMA, the team involved 29,615 adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up. They found eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat, the team said. Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 per cent higher risk of CVD and 8 per cent higher risk of any cause of death, they added. The researchers say that eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol. The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet. An adult in the US gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week. Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong from the varsity.
Shimla: Within a week after three-time Hamirpur MP joining the Congress, it was BJP’s turn to give a jolt to the Congress at Rampur – the home town of six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.Former Congress minister and Dalit leader Singhi Ram, an estranged loyalist of Virbhadra Singh, joined the BJP in presence of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who was campaigning at Rampur. Virbhadra reacted to ridicule him, saying “How does it make any difference on Singhi Ram joining BJP? He has no base there.” Also Read – J&K won’t remain UT forever, says ShahRampur is part of Mandi Parliamentary constituency, which more or less had been voting block for the Congress in most Lok Sabha elections. Singhi Ram had represented Rampur for six times before he was denied ticket at the behest of Virbhadra Singh in 2007 assembly polls. In 2017 poll, Singhi Ram has contested Rampur assembly constituency as independent but lost to his Congress successor Nand Lal, who is Virbhadra Singh’s staunch lieutenant.