Deer Park Man Facing Upgraded Charges in Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Deer Park man has been indicted on upgraded charges after allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 25-year-old passenger on the Long Island Expressway in Melville three months ago, Suffolk County prosecutors said.Daniel Moreira will be arraigned Friday before Judge Fernando Camacho on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and speeding. He was initially arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He is free on $5,000 bail.“Though police at the scene described the defendant as smelling of alcohol, having bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech, Moreira claimed to have had one beer, that he was traveling alone and that the crash occurred at Exit 60,” District Attorney Tom Spota said.Prosecutors said Moreira’s blood-alcohol content was 0.20, more than double the legal limit, after the crash. Police have said that the 27-year-old suspect was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound on the LIE when his vehicle rear-ended a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck near Exit 49 at 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 9. The vehicle came to a rest after hitting a barrier.His passenger, Ismelda Rodriguez, of Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.Moreira was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.The driver of the Tacoma, 60-year-old Terry Doughan of Kings Park, was not injured.last_img read more

Focus on faces in Holocaust memorial

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Regarding the Niskayuna Holocaust Memorial. I’m not Jewish. I don’t live in Niskayuna. I seldom travel Route 7. I’ve only been to the Holy Redeemer Cemetery a couple of times.But I, too, have strong feelings regarding this issue. My father was a World War II soldier and among those who liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp. He witnessed all these objects of horror you wish to display. But when he spoke of being there, he spoke of the faces.Let’s memorialize the people, those lost and those saved. It should be a place where you can honor those who had their lives taken, fought for their lives and fought for the lives of others. I know my father would have visited such a memorial, but he would never have gone to the one which is planned.Creators, please listen to the people both past and present.Marilyn ChewCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Design guru the face of Brisbane’s World of Style store

first_img >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< MORE: Tesla puts you a step ahead this storm season That is, according to new home builder Porter Davis, who drew inspiration from the world class destinations for their second World of Style display store that launched in Fortitude Valley last week. RELATED: Mr Whinnett said they now had a selection displays homes across the southeast corner and they exemplified new home builders desire to have something more than bricks and mortar.“They are the foundation of people’s hopes and dreams and our goal is to respect and support our customers in achieving a truly beautiful home,” he said. Neale Whittker officially launched Porter Davis’s World of Style in Fortitude Valley, on November 15, 2018. Picture AAP/David Clark.Style guru and The Block judge Neale Whitaker helped the builder officially launch the new store on November 15, five years after they opened their Melbourne shop. Whitaker said consumers now, more than ever, craved access to interior design expertise.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Services like World of Style, that offer the full package and advice on how to style your home, are incredibly valuable when it comes to styling your home,” he said.“For me, it’s about being brave with styles and colours you like, but consistency is key.”Porter Davis Queensland state manager Grant Whinnett said the company, which started in Victoria, had made a concerted push in to Queensland, and was in its second year of operation in the sunshine state. Celeb’s plan to bring design to more homes Design tips for Christmas cheer The Whitsundays, Bahamas, Milan, Scandinavia, Barcelona – are the world destinations providing inspiration for new home designs in Brisbane. Porter Davis general manager marketing Shaun Patterson said the “state-of-the-art” style was World of Style, at 358 Wickham St, offers four themes, including Classic, Designer, Contemporary and Resort — along with 36 styles created by Porter Davis’ designers.last_img read more

Mediatech Solutions (R. Franco Group) – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit Mediatech Solutions (R. Franco Group) is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Mediatech Executive Director Daniel Graetzer about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?DG: In Spain, where Mediatech Solutions – R. Franco is based, we are fortunate to have two of the biggest clubs in world football – Real Madrid and Barcelona – so it’s no surprise to learn that football is by far our most popular sport. Like any other region, football and betting go hand in hand and Spain is no exception. For an audience so in love with the beautiful game, betting offers an additional form of entertainment alongside their favourite sport. Fans always want to get themselves even more involved in the action, and betting is the perfect medium for that.SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?DG: In-play software has completely revolutionised the way customers bet on football. Pre-match markets will always be popular, but to be able to bet on who will win the next corner or score the next goal during an actual live football match has certainly been a game changer. In Spain, we have also seen a huge rise in the number of people betting in sports in general. According to figures released by the Spanish regulator, sportsbook revenue rose 32% in 2016 on the previous year to €238.2 million. The popularity of sport, in particular football, will undoubtedly grow in the region and we expect more operators to enter the market as a result.SBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together?DG: In my experience with the gaming side of the industry, the football betting sector needs to work closely alongside regulators and other stakeholders, and seek a mutual understanding of each other’s requirements. Lawmakers’ have the unenviable task of determining what’s best for a newly-regulated territory such as Spain, and balancing the political needs with the practical desires of the sports betting industry and its customers can be difficult. We have found that an honest and open discussion is the best for all parties.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?DG: As mentioned earlier, in-play betting has made a huge impact on the football betting industry and this will continue as suppliers look to further innovate by offering more markets than ever.However, operators on a flexible platform run by those with local expertise will be the ones at an advantage, especially in Spain.This allows for operators to engage in marketing specific to the target audience, alter user experience and prioritise the product offering based on demand and regulation.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?DG: I’m hugely looking forward to representing Mediatech by speaking on the panel discussing the potential of the Spanish and LatAM markets. There is great optimism within the Spanish online gambling market at the moment after recording record-breaking revenues and turnover last year. There is definitely an appetite for further growth in the market, not just with sports but with casino. With a solid and evolving regulatory framework in place, the challenge facing Spain now is to push forward with innovation across areas such as server-based retail gaming, where we are now able to create a full omni-channel experience, and expand into new verticals such as virtual sports.I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of Europe’s major operators make moves in Spain in the coming months and years. Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Ghanaian Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, features twice in Pyeongchang finals

first_imgGhana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, twice qualified for the finals during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Pyeongchang InterContinental Cup this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the same track where Frimpong made history for his country and began his drive to become the Hope of a Billion when he competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Frimpong’s results this week showed just how far Frimpong has come as a skeleton athlete on the world stage. In 2018, Frimpong finished 30th out of 30 athletes.This week, Frimpong finished 19th and 20th out of 24 athletes beating countries from the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.The results come despite not having a sliding coach. As his successful sliding season wraps up, Frimpong competed in 12 races and qualified for the finals eleven times. Frimpong currently ranks 76th out of 150 skeleton athletes in the world. He can still move up in the world rankings since only 7 best races are now counted on the world rankings with one more to be added by next weekend. “I made some big improvements this year,” Frimpong said. “I’m proud of what I have accomplished, but there is still so much work ahead of me before the 2022 Olympics. I hope in the upcoming season I can find the support I need to have a sliding coach to make bigger strides for Ghana.“ Qualifying for the Olympics is going to be extremely difficult if I don’t have a sliding coach and the resources of other countries. I trust something good will happen I just have to keep working hard and stay relentless.”“For now, I plan to take a couple of days off to be with my family then start training to prepare for next season. I want to thank my head sponsor, Ghana Gas, whose support has been critical to my growth this season. “Team Murdock Hyundai from Murray, Utah made my traveling to training locally possible since 2017 and my new sponsor, Forever Living Products International has been supporting me with their amazing Aloe Vera products which help with my recovery. Finally, I have to thank everyone who has been part of the Hope of a Billion story this season.”last_img read more