Taxi Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Copiague

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 38-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi in Copiague early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.The victim, who was identified as 38-year-old Alex Medina of Wyandanch, was crossing the street at Great Neck Road and Campagnoli Avenue when he was struck by a Sunset Airport and Limousine Service taxi at 1:38 a.m., police said.The man was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he later died.Police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.last_img read more

Pile of bodies linked to coronavirus found at US nursing home

first_imgThe cause of death of the 17 has not been confirmed but 68 people have recently died at the facility, and 26 of those tested positive for COVID-19, the Times reported.Police did not confirm the number of bodies found. But in a statement posted on the Andover police Facebook page, one of the home’s owners, Chaim Scheinbaum, said the morgue, which normally houses four bodies, “never had more than 15 present” on Monday.”The staff was clearly overwhelmed and probably short-staffed,” Andover Police Chief Eric Danielson told CNN. US police found 17 bodies piled up in a nursing home morgue in New Jersey, media reported Thursday, highlighting how the coronavirus outbreak is overwhelming long-term care facilities.Officers in the small locality of Andover, around 80 kilometers west of New York City, discovered the bodies following an anonymous tip-off, according to The New York Times.The discovery came on Monday at the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Unit — one of the largest care homes in New Jersey, a state badly hit by coronavirus. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he was “outraged” that bodies had been allowed to pile up and ordered an investigation.COVID-19 has killed more than 32,000 people across the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, with New Jersey the worst-hit state after New York.The outbreak has reportedly claimed thousands of lives in retirement homes, spotlighting how vulnerable the elderly are to the illness.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Richard Carter – How SBTech is solving Mansion’s vertical challenge

first_imgShare Submit Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 SBTech CEO Richard Carter spoke to SBC about the major new deal announced this morning which sees the company bring on major brand Mansion as a client which and also herald the launch of Mansionbet. SBC: This is a pretty major deal – how did it come about?Richard Carter: As a group Mansion was looking to move into sports betting. It is well established as a gaming brand but has never really ventured into the betting vertical and was looking for a tier-1 sportsbook platform to harness the exposure it has gained in the UK through major sponsorship deals it has had over the past 10-15 years.The fact that Mansion is able to build on this strong brand awareness means players will see the Mansionbet name and know it is part of a well established and trusted gaming company group that has been investing significantly in UK sports sponsorship over many years.SBC: Why is the SBTech solution so well suited to Mansion’s brand?RC: Speed to market, flexibility,  and a powerful BI and sportsbook engine are just some of the strengths we offer as the leading supplier of sports betting and gaming solutions to the industry.These features, combined with the fact that we are 100% regulation-ready and also provide a full platform solution that includes casino, mean operators are always contacting us to discuss new projects and launches.SBC: How much of a competitive advantage is having casino, sportsbook and platform from the same supplier?RC: As mentioned above, this is a key feature of SBTech’s offering and a major differentiator when compared to other platform suppliers. The fact that Mansion is able to run its flagship brand across the two key verticals of sports betting and casino is a major plus for all parties: significant efficiencies are achieved thanks to integration being carried out once across the platform; operationally the group can organise and manage all the different elements of its offering via a single back end.SBTech is unique in being able to provide these services and is a major reason why we have grown so much in recent years.SBC: It’s a great way to start off the year – do you have more in the pipeline?RC: Thank you and, yes, we are preparing to launch a number of major new clients across regulated markets such as Denmark, France or Spain in the coming months; of course not forgetting the US market potentially coming onstream later this year.SBC: How has M&A, both from an operator and a supplier perspective, changed the supplier market? Are there more or fewer opportunities?RC: M&A has always been part of the industry and while there are different challenges in 2018 to what we might have encountered 10 years ago, both operators and suppliers have learnt to adapt and grow in these new environments. The prospect in 2018 (and beyond) of a regulated online betting and gaming sector across many major regions presents SBTech with a fantastic opportunity to further consolidate its place as the leading platform supplier in the industry. Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020last_img read more

Angels’ Ty Buttrey working to improve his video game skills for MLB The Show tourney

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Buttrey, who is living in the Tampa area, said he’s been on a more regular workout routine during the quarantine than even in a normal offseason, because there aren’t any of the normal distractions like family visits or travel.He thinks he may even have improved based on some of the ways he’s conditioning.“Today I threw a 20-pitch bullpen,” Buttrey said. “I was really feeling comfortable with my mechanics. Last year that was something I felt kind of inconsistent with in the middle of the year.”Like all players, though, Buttrey has no idea when he’ll be able to put all of this to use on the baseball field. The sport remains in an indefinite shutdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Ty Buttrey’s quarantine has become much busier lately.Since last week, Buttrey has split his time between prepping for real baseball and virtual baseball. Buttrey is the Angels’ participant in an MLB The Show tournament organized by Major League Baseball.“My wife isn’t too happy with it,” Buttrey said via conference call on Tuesday. “I’ve taken some time away from our Netflix shows, but I’ve got to practice this game. It’s been on my mind right now.”Buttrey lost three of the first four games he’s played, which prompted him to get some help for noted gamer Ryan Wilcox, who is an Angels fan. Known online as McGunski, the 23-year-old Wilcox has more than 20,000 followers on his Twitch channel and more than 40,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.center_img Although there have been ideas floated for getting the games to return, perhaps by playing in empty stadiums in spring training parks in Arizona and Florida, Buttrey said he’s skeptical of anything that would quarantine players without their families.“We’ve got to do what’s right, but we have to keep ourselves healthy and we’ve got to be with our families,” he said. “That’s really important.”Buttrey said he would go so far as to play in Japan or Taiwan if it was deemed safe and families could join the players.“I think that would be awesome,” he said. “I would love to go to Japan.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Although Wilcox beat him 18-0 in a three-inning scrimmage, Buttrey said he’s improving.“It was crazy the things I learned last night,” Buttrey said. “Even though it’s kind of a joke and it’s a video game, I want to win this.”The player who wins the tournament will earn a $25,000 donation in his name to the local Boys and Girls Club in his community.Buttrey said he has been spending his afternoons and evenings practicing at the video game after full mornings of throwing and working out in the gym to be ready whenever baseball resumes.“If it does start in a month, I want to be prepared,” he said. “I don’t want to be coming in and getting hurt or losing my job to someone who was working out hard.”last_img read more