Nassau County Casino Proposals Slammed by Anti-Gambling Group

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove), left, ex-lawmaker Dave Mejias, center, and others announce their opposition to building a casino on Long Island on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.About a dozen members of a new anti-gambling group declared their opposition Thursday to any proposals to build a casino in Nassau County, citing quality of life concerns and worries that a deal to bring Atlantic City-style gaming to Long Island could be in the works.The group dubbed themselves Nassau Residents Against Gambling Enterprise Development, or N-RAGED for short, during their debut press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Mineola. Members of various neighborhood civic organizations as well as current and former local Democratic lawmakers round out its ranks.“We are afraid that our suburban quality of life will be torn apart by some backroom deal in Albany,” said Dave Mejias, an attorney, a former Nassau legislator and the chairman of N-RAGED. “We want to make sure that Long Island is not going to be sold out to those special interests.”He was referring to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to legalize casino gambling in New York State, a plan that requires a second consecutive vote of approval in the State Legislature before voters ultimately decide its fate in a referendum. The Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton has been scouting for a location to build a gaming facility since winning federal recognition in 2010.Despite the timing of the rally about an hour after fellow Democratic former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi held a press conference announcing his intentions to reclaim his old position, Mejias maintained that the group was “a-political.” Nevertheless, participants praised Suozzi’s agenda and criticized the Republican who unseated him, Ed Mangano, for proposing a casino at Nassau Coliseum. Also speaking at the anti-casino rally was Nassau Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, another Democrat from Suozzi’s hometown of Glen Cove.“It’s a question of whether or not we really want to push gambling,” said DeRiggi-Whitton, adding that she prefers alternative proposals to build sports or research centers that have been floated for Uniondale and Elmont. She and others also expressed concerns that bringing casino gambling to LI would further strain social services because there might be an increase of gambling addicts losing their homes after betting on cards and other games of chance and tearing their families apart.Cuomo had said during his State of the State address last month that he thinks whatever casinos New York builds should be located upstate, drawing tourists from LI and New York City. When reminded of the governor’s idea, Mejias said it’s still possible LI could be dealt a gaming facility while negotiations continue.Shinnecock Trustee Chairman Randy King told the Press in a statement that if and when the tribe settles on a potential location to open a casino, they are required by federal law to ask the community for input.“There has not been any recent activity regarding Shinnecock gaming in Nassau County,” the statement read in part.Aside from the aging coliseum in Uniondale, there have also been proposals in recent years to build a casino at the Belmont Racetrack in Elmont, where the latest development pitch is for a soccer stadium for the New York Cosmos.A spokesman for State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), the co-leader of the chamber who has been instrumental in Belmont redevelopment talks, did not return a call for comment. Neither did a spokeswoman for Mangano.“We spend a lot of money sending our kids away to college,” said Mejias. “They’re not going to be able to live here if they come back to be cocktail waitresses and blackjack dealers.”last_img read more

Nurse Prevost Advises the Public to Eat Right

first_img 48 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Nurse Prevost Advises the Public to Eat Right by: – May 11, 2011 Share Nurse Prevost. Photo credit: dominica.dmNurse Priscilla Prevost of the Adventist Media Ministries says in order to have a healthy body persons should make it a practice to always drink a lot of water, exercise and eat right.Persons should also pay attention to the time of day that they ingest heavy foods especially those who are overweight and suffer with High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Heavy meals should be eaten at between breakfast and lunch times and lighter foods should during the evening time.Nurse Prevost also reiterated the need for persons to balance their diet with foods that are in their natural state as they are the best to take in.The Adventist Media Ministries “Healthy Living” radio program is aired on DBS Radio weekly.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Thurles gearing up for Ballygunner clash this weekend

first_imgThrow-in is at 2 o’clock in Walsh Park on Sunday.Tipp FM’s live coverage in association with Arrabawn Tyone Mill, Nenagh. Photo © Tipp FM Thurles Sarsfields have put all thoughts of their County Senior Hurling title behind them as they head into the provincial competition.They face Waterford champions Ballygunner this weekend.The Mid-Tipp side beat the Deise outfit in Semple Stadium last year – however Sars coach Paddy McCormack says they’ll be up against it on Sunday.last_img

Rohit Sharma reveals the only country where team India doesn’t get support

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/GettyAdvertisement zdx7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1o0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebrl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5b9Would you ever consider trying this?😱fl3Can your students do this? 🌚4hnu5gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Other than the enormous support in home series, the Indian cricket team never lacks the support from the stands even in tours, be it anywhere in the world, from New Zealand to West Indies. However, there is one place that Team India has no one to raise their voice in the stadium, and surprisingly, as Rohit Sharma reveals, its the immediate neighbours Bangladesh!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/GettyAlthough not being a historical rival unlike Pakistan or Australia, the Bangladesh cricket team has been forming a rivalry with India, especially after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup quarterfinal face off.Rohit Sharma recently went live on Facebook with Bangladeshi cricketing icon Tamim Iqbal, and discussing various topics regarding the sport, the Indian hit man opener talked about the team’s experience in playing in Bangladesh, and the enthusiastic crowd present in every match.Advertisement “India and Bangladesh have passionate cricket fans, when we make mistakes, we are criticised from all corners, I know it is similar in Bangladesh, I know how passionate fans can get in Bangladesh, when we come to the ground to play the match, it is unbelievable,” Sharma said during the live session. However, its the unusual lack of any backing for India from the spectators in the country, which Sharma points out, “India is not used to playing without any sort of crowd support, Bangladesh is the only place where we do not get any support. We get support wherever we go, Bangladesh is the only place where we do not get any support.”Advertisement Although, Sharma’s words carried a sense of appraisal for The Tigers, who have been transforming into an elite cricketing nation throughout the recent years.“I know Bangladesh fans really get behind you, this is a totally different Bangladesh side now, you have a sense of eagerness in your team now, everybody says that, we have seen with your performances during the 2019 World Cup as well,” the 33 year old Men in Blue opener added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Kevin Pietersen on Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli: One is a ‘freakshow’ and the other doesn’t even come close!4 Exciting Reasons Why Everyone Ought to Give Online Poker Games a Try  Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA disgruntled man has penned a letter to The Irish Examiner which challenges UFC superstar Conor McGregor to a fight at a crossroads in Donegal.James Woods from Gortahork has become irritated and extremely annoyed by the behaviour of Conor McGregor.Woods feels the way he belittles opponents is a disgrace and reflects Irish people in a negative light. McGregor divides opinion and he’s certainly not everybody’s cup of tea, he’s like marmite you either love him or hate him.Woods believes his behaviour is something Irish sports people have never indulged in and because of that he cannot endear himself to the Dublin MMA star.In fact Woods says if McGregor gets defeated it will be the first time he’ll ever cheer and claps hands at the beating of a fellow Irishman.Woods challenges McGregor to leave the comfort of his UFC cage and come up to the hills of Donegal and fight ‘hardy bucks’ who don’t wax their chests or wear tight wee jocks. McGregor will fight for the world title against Jose Aldo in Las Vegas in July.But who knows he may well take Woods up on his offer and fight a Donegal man at a crossroads in Gortahork.With Errigal in the background it would make a scenic location for a fight and is far removed from the bright lights of Las Vegas.One thing’s for sure if it did happen it would be box office entertainment! DONEGAL MAN CHALLENGES UFC STAR CONOR MCGREGOR TO A FIGHT AT A CROSSROADS was last modified: February 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AnnoyedConor McGregorFeaturesgortahorkJames WoodsletterMMAnewsStarUFClast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, August 29, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain arrives later this afternoon and we will see some significant changes to our short term weather pattern, at least for a couple of days to finish the work week. A strong cold front is working across the corn belt from northwest to southeast and has some cooler air with it. We are going to leave rain totals alone this morning for the coming 18 hours or so. We see rains of .25”-1” with coverage at 80%. We are not quite as concerned about thunderstorms but will grant you that we can’t rule them out. The action starts in west central and NW Ohio later this afternoon and then continues to trek across the state through the overnight and may not completely exit eastern and southeastern Ohio until closer to late morning tomorrow. The map above shows rain totals through midday tomorrow.We are going drier tomorrow afternoon and Friday, as the air mass change coming behind this front looks to be more substantial. WE think we see mixed clouds and sun for both days and no significant precipitation threat. Temps will actually be below normal for these days, quite the contract from earlier in the week. This cold front just has not seen its edge erode away, and the air mass has not modified as it has trekked across the corn belt so far…so we are making this tweak.Warm and humid weather returns over the weekend as south flow works back into the area. We also see scattered showers and thunderstorms moving through, favoring the northern half of the state. Precipitation potential has a wide range at this point, anywhere from a tenth to 1 inch combined for the 2 day period. However, coverage is only 60%, and that again is skewed more to areas from I-70 northward. We wont rule out action in southern Ohio completely. Temperatures will return to above normal levels this weekend.Monday should be dry. However, we see that general unsettled weather pattern we have mentioned before (pretty much every day this week) back over the area for the rest of the week. This yields scattered showers for Tuesday and Wednesday at least, producing .25”-.5” rain totals each day, and nearly 70% coverage each day too. This set up does not bring rain all day, but chances are there through each day, Tuesday and Wednesday. We should be mostly dry Thursday, but then a minor front is back, threatening for Friday. The moisture with the Friday front is not impressive yet, but we think it may be able to build as we get closer to the end of next week. We have no reason to deviate from our thoughts on an active extended period too, keeping scattered showers as at least a possibility at least 4 days of that 11-16 day period.Temps will mostly be above normal for the next 10 days to 2 weeks. WE are cooler today than previous days and will be below normal tomorrow and Friday, but then we spend the rest of the forecast period anywhere from 2-8 degrees above normal.last_img read more

Folayang working on ground game, striking as he awaits next fight

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA — There’s no rest for the weary.And if you’re like Eduard Folayang, whose target on his back is bigger than ever, there is no excuse to stop training.ADVERTISEMENT “As a fighter, you really need to continue training because if you don’t, tables are quick to turn on you,” he said.The reigning ONE Lightweight champion is in Indonesia to support fellow Team Lakay member Geje Eustaquio, who is set to face Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough limited to a cornerman for the big fightcard, the Ifugao warrior shared that he’s still keeping his body in top shape as he waits for his next fight.He’s also improving some facets of his game in the process, focusing more on his ground game and sharpening his striking. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Striking is so hard to perfect because you have to consider lots of things, especially the timing and the execution. And for the strikes, as much as possible, I want to have precise shots when I fight. I really have to give time to those so that I can further improve my capabilities,” he said.Though still in limbo on who to defend his title next, Folayang assured everyone that he will be in action in November when ONE Championship returns to Manila.“For sure, I will fight there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

Manalang bids goodbye to Adamson after ‘heartbreaking’ loss

first_img“I thought we were going to go all the way,” said Manalang Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Since day one I believed that, but that’s life. Sometimes things don’t go your way.”Adamson held a 63-54 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of the game but the Green Archers found their rhythm in the fourth period just as the Soaring Falcons faltered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle outscored Adamson 28-12 in the final period to claim one of the spots in the championship round.“Being my last game, I didn’t care if I make mistakes, I’m just playing as hard as I can, trying to help the team the way I can,” said Manalang. “I just tried to do the best of my ability but we came up short.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Manalang had 16 points and four assists in his career-ender as he gave it all he can to help Adamson get over the semifinals hump.“Obviously it’s a tough loss, it was heartbreaking for me since this is my last game as a Falcon but I am extremely proud of my teammates,” said Manalang who played just two seasons in the UAAP, with both years ending in semifinal exits.“To the coaching staff, they taught me so much on being a point guard and being a man. I’m just very lucky and very blessed to be part of this. It’s sad that it has come to an end but I know these guys will be back next year so I’ll be cheering them on.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Here comes Alab For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the ending Robbie Manalang envisioned for himself in his last game for Adamson.The Soaring Falcons lost to De La Salle, 82-75, in the Final Four to end their campaign in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday in a game that would forever sting Manalang.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan striker Cutrone: I’ve apologised to Gattuso

first_imgAC Milan striker Cutrone: I’ve apologised to Gattusoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone has apologised to coach Rino Gattuso for his strop during the stalemate with Bologna.Cutrone admits his reaction was wrong to being substituted.“It was all over in a flash. I know I was wrong, so I explained to the Coach that it was a misunderstanding,” Cutrone told“I have already apologised to him and the whole squad. I was hurt and there was a misunderstanding with the bench over whether I was able to continue or not.“I take the blame, but every player wants to be out there and my desire was to give a bigger contribution to the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Nebraska Drops Cool Twitter Video Celebrating Dramatic Win Over Michigan State

first_imgQuarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things were not looking good for Nebraska entering Saturday’s game against undefeated Michigan State. The Huskers were 3-6, with a few of the worst losses of the season, and some were already calling for first year Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s job. Many of those fans are probably a bit higher on him today. Nebraska won a dramatic game, knocking the Spartans from the ranks of the unbeaten, and today, the Huskers’ Twitter account dropped a cool quick video recapping the night in Lincoln.These fans. Our house. Unreal atmosphere. There is NO PLACE like NEBRASKA. #GBR #Huskers— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 8, 2015The results haven’t always been there for the Huskers so far in 2015, but that is a win they won’t soon forget.last_img read more