Copiague Man Fatally Hit By Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 45-year-old pedestrian was killed while crossing a road in his hometown of Copiague early Friday morning.Suffolk County police said Juan Vinas-Marte was crossing Great Neck Road at the corner of Dixon Avenue when he was struck by a southbound Honda Accord at 3:40 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was neither injured nor charged.First Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8152.last_img read more

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in no hurry to see MLB speed up pace of play

first_img Dodgers enter 2018 motivated to avenge World Series disappointment Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is not a big fan of the proposed rules changes.“Football is four hours, 4 ½ hours,” Jansen said. “The Super Bowl was five hours. Baseball fans are not going to stop watching because the game is too long. Let’s stop that. I think that’s ridiculous.”Jansen blamed the length of games on the way hitting approaches have changed and the number of pitchers pushed to the big leagues before they have learned to throw more than one or two pitches for strikes.“Hitters are different now, because there’s no contact hitters anymore,” Jansen said. “Everybody wants to swing for the fences all the time. There’s a lot more strikeouts. And a lot of walks because pitchers don’t command now. … If pitchers can’t command their secondary pitches, the game is going to be long.”Jansen will be taking his time this spring. The Dodgers closer was one of the pitchers who threw bullpen sessions during Wednesday’s first official workout. But he will be eased into things this spring and won’t pitch often in Cactus League games as a nod to his expanded workload during the Dodgers’ playoff runs the past two years. TOLES PLANIt has been nearly nine months since Andrew Toles underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and the Dodgers outfielder said he is working out without any limitations. He is expected to be ready to participate when Cactus League games start next week but Roberts said Toles might be held back “a tick” but won’t be “far behind the rest of the group.”“The medical staff wants to really take it a little bit slower and be methodical about it – which is smart,” Roberts said.Once games start in the minor-league camp, Toles might get playing time there to accumulate at-bats, Roberts said. Toles said he doesn’t know how things will play out this spring.“I can’t predict the future,” he said. “We’ll have to see.” GLENDALE, Ariz. – MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has made it clear that he wants to shorten the length of games and is willing to make significant rules changes (like a 20-second pitch clock and limitations on mound visits) to do so.So far, the players and their union have not been willing to go along with the proposed changes, and Manfred has not followed through on threats to unilaterally implement the new rules.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expects there to be “some finality” on whether any changes will go into effect for this season before the start of preseason games next week.“If it does happen, it’s going to happen before games start,” Roberts said. “As I understand it, there’s dialogue and before games start here there will be some finality.” Dodgers key spring training dates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Matt Kemp has some explaining to do about ‘baseball town’ remark WHY DARVISH MATH DIDN’T ADD UPThough the Dodgers never closed the door on re-signing Yu Darvish until the right-hander agreed on a contract with the Chicago Cubs last week, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman acknowledged that it would have been difficult for the Dodgers to sign him and still maintain their primary goal this offseason – keeping this year’s payroll under the competitive-balance tax threshold.“We knew that it was going to require a ‘Triple Lindy’ of sorts,” Friedman said. “So any time that’s a factor it just reduces the chances. It was more a situation that if it had been distressed enough, just a weird market in terms of how it played out, there could potentially be a scenario. But he ended up doing very well for himself, rightfully so, and we wish him nothing but the best.”Darvish signed a six-year, $126 million deal with the Cubs.TIMMY TIMEFriedman confirmed that the Dodgers will have a representative scouting Tim Lincecum at the two-time Cy Young Award winner’s showcase in the Seattle area Thursday.Lincecum, 33, has not pitched since going 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts for the Angels in 2016. He has been working at Driveline Baseball in suburban Seattle this offseason with an eye towards making a comeback. The Dodgers have had a relationship with Driveline in the past, sending pitching prospects to the academy that uses data-driven technology to enhance velocity and refine pitching mechanics.At least a dozen teams are expected to have scouts at Lincecum’s workout.Related Articles Matt Kemp ready for his unexpected reunion tour with Dodgers last_img read more

Corentyne fire leaves farmer homeless

first_imgA fire, believed to be of electrical origin, completely destroyed a Port Mourant, Corentyne home on Wednesday.Deodat Tasso, 46, a cash crop farmer, told this publication that he was not at home when the fire started.The Port Mourant, Corentyne home on fireAccording to the farmer, he was at his farm situated about half a mile from his home all day and upon his return at about 16:00h, there was a blackout in the community. Tasso said he did not venture into his house, but stayed downstairs and was separating vegetables he brought, in which a vendor wanted to purchase from him. He said that he then left and went to a nearby shop when he received a message saying that his house was on fire. According to Tasso, he was away from the building for about ten minutes when he received the message.“When I go back home, I see fire inside the whole house. I run and try to pull some of the pumpkin that I had under the house but the heat was too much,” he said.Villagers tried to form a bucket brigade when smoke was seen coming from inside of the building but to no avail. The farmer was unable to save anything from his home. Tasso has been living at the Port Mourant house for more than 30 years.Meanwhile, one fire truck from Rose Hall Town Fire Service arrived at the scene and fire fighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.last_img read more