Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities have apprehended a suspect wanted for allegedly killing a Jericho gas station attendant and robbing at least a dozen other gas stations in a crime spree that sparked a massive manhunt, Nassau County police said.U.S. Marshals helped investigators track down Joshua Golson-Orelus, who pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of first-degree murder, robbery, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Additional charges are anticipated in the ongoing investigation.“It has been the top priority for the past six months,” Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told reporters during a news conference at police headquarters in Mineola.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 23-year-old construction worker from Westbury gunned down Hany Awad, 56, of Levittown, at a BP Gas Station on Jericho Turnpike shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. A customer found the victim lying on the floor behind the counter, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.Authorities suspect that Golson-Orelus also is responsible for 12 armed robberies between December 2013 and March, police said. Investigators caught a break when a K-9 Unit officer spotted him allegedly fleeing the robbery of a Citco gas station in Westbury last weekend, police said.“This event led to his apprehension,” Chief of Detectives Kevin Smith said.Detectives tracked the license plate number on the getaway car to the Hempstead home of the suspect’s friend, police said. Then investigators believe he fled upstate. He was found at a relative’s home in Utica.Police did not disclose a motive for the robberies or the murder.“This arrest has taken a menace to public safety off of the streets, and we will prosecute this case aggressively to ensure that he’ll never threaten our communities again,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Judge Paul Meli ordered Golson-Orelus, who was previously tried for felony assault, held without bail. He is due back in court Monday. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
European officials warned Wednesday that a feared second wave of coronavirus infections could coincide with the continent’s winter flu season, and urged member states to prepare.EU commissioner Margaritis Schinas admitted the initial response to the epidemic had “not been Europe’s finest hour”, with national capitals responding in an uncoordinated way.But, along with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, he said both the European Commission and member states had learned lessons and would be better prepared for a new outbreak. “The virus is still with us,” he warned, while adding that public health measures including travel restrictions and lockdowns have won Europe some time “to reinforce our capacity for response”.With new cases already increasing in some areas of Europe, commission officials announced a series of measures to prepare hospitals and set public health policy for the end of summer.”Today we are looking at reducing risks linked to the coexistence of COVID-19 with the seasonal influenza, as of next fall. You know that this will be the first time that these two cycles will coincide,” Schinas said.And Schinas, the commissioner for promoting the European way of life, said: “We do not want to see the lack of coordination that governed the initial reaction of our member states at the beginning of the pandemic.” The commissioners said they did not want to see a return to general social and business lockdowns that have plunged the bloc into recession, but urged caution. “Last month, we saw member states lifting containment measures and citizens returning to what I have always called a new normal much needed by everyone,” Kyriakides said. “However, we know and see that member states are reporting smaller and bigger outbreaks localized in many member states. So we’re here today to say that preparedness is key, especially before the autumn and winter months.”In the initial weeks after the first cases of the novel coronavirus arrived in Europe in February, Brussels struggled to coordinate an EU-wide response and many capitals took unilateral measures.The continent was for a while the worst hit, and Europe overall has now had 203,507 deaths from 2,873,277 cases. Topics :
Published on September 20, 2013 at 2:21 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse hosts Tulane on Saturday, in search of its second straight home win. The Daily Orange spoke with David Holden, a beat writer for The Tulane Hullabaloo, about Green Wave (2-1) celebrities Nick Montana and Nico Marley, as well as how Tulane’s offensive scheme matches up with the Orange (1-2).The Daily Orange: How has Nick Montana handled the role of starting quarterback on and off the field?David Holden: He seems to be improving each game. His first game looked a little skittish, but his last two games have looked much better. He’s beginning to develop a really good rapport with Ryan Grant, and he looks really good throwing the deep ball. As for his personality, even though he’s only been here maybe half a semester, he’s already a pretty vocal leader on the team. I talked to a few of the players Wednesday and they were saying that he’s definitely the most vocal on the offense and he’s definitely leading the huddle and he’s got a pretty good command of what’s going on on the offensive side of the ball.The D.O.: Grant seems to be the strongest offensive threat. What are some of his strengths and how does he mesh with Montana?D.H.: Grant is probably the best player on Tulane. Right now he’s really quick. He cuts in and out of his breaks ridiculously fast. Teams are having to double cover him to be able to stop him. Right now the deep ball is doing really well, especially with Montana. They’re hooking up three or four times a game, throwing the ball deep. And the run after the catch, he’s always been really good at that. Grant is definitely Montana’s go-to guy. I think he was targeted probably 10 times or more a game, and Montana has really developed a good rapport with him. And Montana doesn’t really seem to have that with any other receiver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: I know Tulane was very pass-heavy last year, as no running back accrued even 300 yards. Is the team making more of an effort to run the ball?D.H.: I would definitely say they’re trying to run the ball more. Both Orleans Darkwa and Rob Kelley have actually done a pretty good job this year. They both are combined for 300 yards already, which is much better than it was last year. It’s still not to the point where I’m sure coaches would like it to be, but they’re definitely trying to run the ball more. In the second game, they were down quite a bit so they kind of abandoned the run in that game, but other than that the run game has looked really well. They’ve rushed for over 100 yards in two of the three games, but Montana has passed probably too much already this year. In Week 2 he passed for the most passes he’s ever attempted in any game at any level so they definitely need to cut back passing the ball a little more.The D.O.: What have you heard about Cairo Santos regarding his status for the game and how do you see the game playing out differently if he’s not able to play?D.H.: I haven’t heard anything about his status. I went to a press conference Tuesday, and right now they’re not sure if he’s going to play in Saturday’s game. Curtis Johnson wouldn’t reveal how far his replacement could kick so I think it’ll definitely have an effect on the game when you can rely on Santos to hit from 50-plus yards, as opposed to Steven Broccoli, who might not be able to hit from 40.The D.O.: What’s your take on Nico Marley? Is he getting playing time as a freshman linebacker?D.H.: I think he’s a pretty quiet guy right now. He’s a freshman. He’s only been here for a few weeks, and I think he’s just starting to get acclimated to the team. I think it’s definitely shown in his play. The first game he didn’t look quite right out there, but in the last two games he’s played more and he’s played a lot better. He got a fumble recovery last week and he’s really solidified the linebacking corps, a group that’s looked pretty poor at times this year. Comments
At a press conference held yesterday in Avaz Twist Tower in Sarajevo, all the details regarding to the fifth race in a row: “Avaz Twist Running 2015” were presented. The race will be held in the highest building in the region, on Saturday, the 13th of June, 2015.Sarajevo vertical marathon is a race along 780 stairs, organized by company “Avaz”, and goes side by side with the races in some of the world’s most famous buildings, such as: “the Empire State Building” in New York, “Messeturm” in Frankfurt, “Taipei 101” and “Willis tower” in Chicago or, “Tower 42” in London.“We invite all with sporting spirit to apply and participate in this spectacle. This is a unique event for our capital city, as well as for B&H. The highest ranked participants will be awarded with valuable prizes, and the most important thing is that all who apply will bring rich experience of this marathon with them, “said Faruk Čardžić, deputy director of “Avaz-roto press.”The plan is to hold 4 races, two competitive races for men and women, non-competitive race for journalists and humane stars, and the race for the youngest participants, up to 14 years old.The organizer has provided valuable awards for all the participants. The first-ranked in male and female category will be awarded with 1,000 BAM, the second place with 500 BAM, and third place with 200 BAM.The Organizing Committee of the race will assure that all those who come on Saturday in front of the highest building in the region have perfect atmosphere. They will provide a rich music program, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet numerous celebrities from the world of sports and show business. Also, a free barbecue will be organized for all visitors, as well as degustation of healthy domestic products.Sanel Đuliman and Selma Zrnić will defend their titles. (Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)