Cinema Saver in Endicott to temporarily close

first_imgA movie theater in the Southern Tier is days away from closing for months just as others across the state are preparing to open for the first time in months. Gregory believes the earliest possible time they could open up is the final week of December. Even that however is unlikely, she said. “We think it’s better to close, conserve the money we have, and ride this out another 10 or 12 months, and see what it looks like in the spring,” said owner Amber Gregory. Their recent efforts to allow some people inside the cinema were just an attempt for the theater to stay in touch with their customers. It was not profitable, Gregory said. Cinema Saver in Endicott had been open for just private events as well as to curbside pickup of popcorn and snacks. That will end this Sunday as the screens go dark and the owners take a break. “It was heartbreaking to not open with level 4 in June,” she said.” Governor Cuomo on Saturday announced a list of counties across the state which were allowed to reopen to 25% capacity with up to 50 people per screen. Broome County did not make the list, the COVID-19 infection rate too high.center_img To top the financial issues, Gregory believes that if they did open soon, the number of new titles available for them to play would be extremely limited. Gregory said even if theaters in Broome County were allowed to open up in the next few weeks, she does not believe they would reverse their decision. “I don’t think opening at a 25 percent level, which is not profitable for us, would make any sense.” She wants to assure people that they will in fact reopen. “We will be here,” she said. She wishes they could have open up during the summer when the movie-watching season is peaking. last_img read more

High Speed Transfers orders hybrid Chartwell 24 CTV

first_imgIt capitalises on these insights to address some of the most common operational and design challenges surrounding effective hybrid propulsion. The vessel, which will provide dedicated support for the offshore wind sector, is set to be built locally in the UK by Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, which was awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process. High Speed Transfers (HST) has awarded Chartwell Marine with a contract to design and deliver a new hybrid Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessel (CTV). Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine, said: “We are excited to be working with HST and Diverse Marine to bring this innovative hybrid CTV to market, maintaining the collaborative approach that has fed into the evolution of the Chartwell 24 design to date. As the drive towards greener operations gains momentum, it is important that we tackle the emissions challenge head on, without losing sight of the key attributes that define effective offshore wind vessel support.” At low speeds, this allows for silent, zero-emissions operation, enabling the vessel to comply with port air quality requirements, the vessel designer said. The new hybrid Chartwell 24 design is the product of extensive R&D and ongoing dialogue with HST and Diverse Marine, alongside wind farm owners and the wider offshore supply chain, Chartwell Marine said. The catamaran’s hybrid propulsion system incorporates an electric motor alongside a diesel engine, which drives a high-performance changeable pitch propeller (CPP) system. HST Ella Hybrid Chartwell 24. Source: Chartwell Marine Tom Nevin, Chief Executive Officer, HST, said: “As our partnerships grow throughout new markets, we need to continue investing in our fleet in order to address unique demands, opportunities and emerging requirements. With the addition of this highly capable hybrid vessel, we’re confident that we can continue supporting technical innovation in important areas like emissions reduction, while adding significant value for our customers.”last_img read more

Still no lead in investigation into Newtown man’s death

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 50 Views   2 commentscenter_img LocalNews Still no lead in investigation into Newtown man’s death by: – June 15, 2012 Police investigators at the scene last yearAlmost fourteen (14) months after the lifeless body of Henry Raphael better known as “Wassinpac” was found in a pool of blood in a Newtown bus stop, police officials still have no information as to what transpired.On Sunday April 17th, 2011 about 7am, residents of Newtown alerted police officials of a dead body lying in the bus stop.Raphael, who was homeless, usually slept in the bus stop and according to eye witnesses may have been killed while asleep.Henry “Wassinpac” Raphael laying in the bus stopPolice spokesman inspector John Carbon who confirmed that his death has been ruled as a homicide, told Dominica Vibes News that there are still no leads in the investigation.“It is still being investigated however we have no leads at this time”.He also urged members of the public who may have any information to call the police hint line 1 800 4468.Rapheal become popular for selling wassinpac; the inner bark of a tree which is locally known as an aphrodisiac.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Skoro seeks redemption at GOtv Boxing Night

first_imgRelatedPosts Flykite announces postponement of GOtv Boxing Night 21 Real One, Baby Face, Esepo to headline GOtv Boxing Night 21 Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Former African Boxing Union featherweight champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman has vowed to use the inaugural edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini to bounce back strongly.Usman’s last fight was an eight-round national featherweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 19 in July, where he was comprehensively defeated by Taiwo ‘Esepo’ Agbaje, who was also adjudged as the best boxer on the night.Speaking in an interview in Lagos on Friday, Usman stated that the defeat has taught him lessons, which he has taken seriously. “I’m happy that an opportunity for a comeback has manifested so soon through GOtv Boxing Night Mini. I’ve pushed my loss to Agbaje out of my mind and I want to open a new chapter in my career,” he said.He commended the sponsors for launching GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which he said will afford Nigerian boxers more opportunity to develop. Usman stated that as a former African champion, he understands benefits accruable from a show like GOtv Boxing Night, which he is persuaded will properly position Nigerian boxers for shots at sub-regional, continental and international titles.Boxers scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night Mini include Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union featherweight champion; Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan.Tags: GOtv Boxing NightTaiwo “Esepo” AgbajeWaidi Skoro Usmanlast_img read more

Joshua shows off body transformation for Ruiz rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua looks slimmer than he has ever done ahead of his highly-anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.The heavyweight lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles to the Mexican in one of boxing’s greatest ever shocks in June and will fight to win them back in Saudi Arabia next Saturday.Ahead of the bout, Joshua has shared an image of himself on Instagram looking totally transformed compared to his shape during that disastrous night in New York.In the aftermath of his first loss, many fans have compared images of the former world champion to those of him during the contest.And Joshua explained his decision to change his physique back in September when a journalist told the Brit he looked lighter.The boxer said: “More boxing focused. More boxing focused, muscle memory and stuff like that…“Even though it’s a short amount of time, that’s why you’ve said I’ve trimmed down.“Nothing else was more important to me in these three months than sharpening the tools that I left out of the box.“Rather than just coming in strong and fit.”And his opponent, Ruiz Jr, also looks like he’s shed some weight ahead of the fight.Much was made of his weight before the first fight, as he appeared rotund coming in as a late replacement and professing his love for Snickers.Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs before knocking Joshua out, but is hoping to be around a stone lighter this time.“I will arrive in better condition. Lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win,” the champion told ESPN Mexico.“People will always talk, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”Tags: Andy RuizAnthony JoshuaIBFWBAWBOlast_img read more

Hoolahan soothed by Ireland duty

first_img Hoolahan said: “Obviously it wasn’t a good way to end it, getting relegated with Norwich. It’s not nice. “But these last three or four weeks have got my confidence back up again and I am buzzing again for playing. “It’s been great. I played three of the four games, so it was nice to come out with that. “Obviously the results are disappointing and hopefully come September, we will be all heads down and ready to win.” Hoolahan started the 2-1 home defeat by Turkey, the goalless draw with Italy at Craven Cottage and the 5-1 hammering by Portugal in New Jersey during the early hours of Wednesday morning as the wheels rather came off for an injury-hit Republic. But while the fixtures have proved extremely informative for O’Neill as he has cast a close eye over some of his squad players, it is the business of qualification for Euro 2016 – a process which starts in Georgia in September – which is what really matters. Hoolahan said: “You want to play against the best teams and you want to test yourself. “The last three games we have tested ourselves and it will stand us in good stead for the September game.” The 32-year-old playmaker met up with his international team-mates last month while still coming to terms with Norwich’s failure to secure their top-flight status, and with his own future uncertain as a result. However, the chance to show Ireland boss Martin O’Neill what he can do – an opportunity he was rarely afforded by predecessor Giovanni Trapattoni – has meant a positive end to a difficult campaign. Wes Hoolahan admits the Republic of Ireland’s end-of-season campaign has helped soothe the pain of Norwich’s relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Ireland will hope a difficult night at the Metlife Stadium will be a distant memory by the time they run out against the Georgians after a game which always looked difficult on paper proved alarmingly so. The World Cup-bound Portuguese, bolstered by the return from injury of star man Cristiano Ronaldo, raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time, and after James McClean pulled one back for the Republic, struck twice again to kill the game off. Hoolahan said: “It was tough. It was a difficult game, a difficult start for us. We had a bad start, so it was obviously a tough night for us. “We started the second half really well. We created a lot of chances, we moved the ball better than we had. “The gaffer said at half-time, ‘Be comfortable on the ball, get forward a bit more’, and I thought we did. In the first 20 minutes of the second half, we had them on the back foot. “But they hit us on the counter-attack a lot of times with some great balls. You are playing against one of the best teams in the world. “They are going to the World Cup, and it was a difficult night.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Boult and Southee strike late to put Kiwis on course

first_img(REUTERS) – Seamers Trent Boult and Tim Southee struck late to leave New Zealand needing seven Zimbabwe wickets on the final day of the second Test after setting their hosts an unlikely victory target of 387 runs yesterday.Zimbabwe closed day four at the Queens Sports Club in desperate trouble on 58 for three after New Zealand had smashed a quick-fire 166 for two declared in 36 overs in their second innings.Craig Ervine and nightwatchman Donald Tiripano will resume in the morning having yet to get off the mark after Zimbabwe lost their top three before the close.Chamu Chibhabha (21) edged seamer Neil Wagner to Martin Guptill at third slip before Tino Mawoyo (35) was trapped lbw by Boult in the penultimate over.It got worse for the hosts when two balls later Southee produced a superb in-swinger to have Sikandar Raza (0) leg-before as well.Survival will be top of the agenda for Zimbabwe on an excellent batting wicket but they must find a way to counter the prodigious swing of the New Zealand seamers.Zimbabwe were 305 for six overnight in their first innings and lost their remaining four wickets for 57, including anchor Ervine for 146, his maiden Test century, as he picked out Wagner at long-off off the bowling of spinner Ish Sodhi.The latter was the pick of the visitors’ attack with 4-60 as New Zealand chose not to enforce the follow-on having been in the field for 143.4 overs.They rather pushed for quick runs in their second innings but slipped to 26 for two before captain Kane Williamson (67 not out) and Ross Taylor (68 not out) shared an unbeaten third-wicket stand of 140.The declaration came four overs after tea, leaving the tourists a minimum of 116 overs to bowl out their hosts.New Zealand lead the two-match series 1-0 after an innings and 117-run victory in the first Test.NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 582 for 4 decl. (T. Latham 136, R. Taylor 124 n.o., K. Williamson 113, M. Guptill 87, B. Watling 83 n.o.) ZIMBABWE 1st innings (overnight 305-6)T. Mawoyo b Southee 26C. Chibhabha c Williamson b Santner 60S. Raza c Williamson b Wagner 3C. Ervine c Wagner b Sodhi 146P. Masvaure b Santner 2S. Williams lbw b Sodhi 16P. Moor c Guptill b Sodhi 71G. Cremer lbw b Boult 8D. Tiripano lbw b Wagner 3J. Nyumbu c Santner b Sodhi 8M. Chinouya not out 0Extras: (b-12, lb-6, nb-1) 19Total: (all out, 143.4 overs) 362Fall of wickets: 1-65 T, 2-83, 3-107, 4-115, 5-147, 6-295, 7-319, 8-327, 9-352.Bowling: T. Southee 28-14-73-1, T. Boult 27-13-45-1, M. Santner 35-8-105-2, N. Wagner 31-8-61-2 (nb-1), I. Sodhi 21.4-9-60-4, M. Guptill 1-1-0-0.NEW ZEALAND 2nd inningsM. Guptill c Nyumbu b Chinouya 13T. Latham c Moor b Tiripano 11K. Williamson not out 68R. Taylor not out 67Extras: (lb-4, w-3) 7Total: (for 2 wickets declared, 36 overs) 166Fall of wickets: 1-24 T. Latham, 2-26 M. Guptill.Bowling: M. Chinouya 9-2-45-1 (w-2), D. Tiripano 6-1-14-1 (w-1), C. Chibhabha 3-0–22-0, G. Cremer 11-0-59-0, J. Nyumbu 7-0-22-0ZIMBABWE 2nd innings (Target: 387 runs)T. Mawoyo lbw b Boult 35C. Chibhabha c Guptill b Wagner 21S. Raza lbw b Southee 0D. Tiripano not out 0Extras: (b-1, lb-1) 2Total: (for 3 wickets, 25.2 overs) 58Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-58, 3-58.Bowling: T. Southee 6.2-3-18-1, T. Boult 6-2-11-1, N. Wagner 8-3-21-1, M. Santner 5-2-6-0.last_img read more

Syracuse football freshmen: Ellison, Dungey, Keller, Clark, Ealey

first_imgSyracuse football freshman move-in day is Sunday, and Scott Shafer welcomes a crop of 26 — including early enrollee Matt Keller — onto the team. Here’s a brief look at the fourth five of the group.Reminder: Original Class of 2015 commit Brandon Ginnetti will arrive in January as part of the Class of 2016 and Trey Dunkelberger is a junior college transfer, so he won’t be included in the freshman class. All physical measurements are according to Scout.Daivon Ellison, cornerback, Don Bosco (New Jersey) PrepWhile sites list him as a corner, Ellison prides himself on being able to be versatile. His ability to play safety as well could help a rebuilding Syracuse secondary and he’ll be able to move quickly at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds. He’s close friends with fellow commit Dontae Strickland and the only player listed at his position of four at the time of his verbal to eventually stay with the Orange.Eric Dungey, quarterback, Lakeridge (Oregon) High SchoolAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDungey is the lone commit to the west of Illinois in the class, and throws himself into a crowded quarterback carousel that includes starter Terrel Hunt, sophomore AJ Long, sophomore Austin Wilson, walk-on sophomore Zack Mahoney and freshman Kenterius Womack.The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder is the top signal-caller in the state of Oregon, per Scout, and threw for 2,395 yards on a 61.6-percent completion rate in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. He added 22 passing touchdowns and 15 on the ground, tallying 982 yards on 142 carries.Matt Keller, long-snapper, Penn Manor (Pennsylvania) High SchoolKeller enrolled early at Syracuse and has been on campus since January. According to Kohl’s, which sponsors camps for kicking, punting and snapping, Keller is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2015. With the departure of stalwart Sam Rodgers, Keller will likely start ahead of Keith Mitsuuchi and Nathan Hines as Shafer will surely want to get the most out of a long-snapper’s scholarship.Steven Clark, defensive tackle, Brindlee Mountain (Alabama) High SchoolAt one point, it seemed as if Clark would flip his verbal from Syracuse to Florida. But he stayed true to the Orange and will join the group of three freshmen defensive tackles that will push this year’s redshirt freshmen for playing time on a depleted line. Clark is 6-foot-3, 290 pounds and was recruited as an offensive lineman by the Gators, but looks to be classified on the defensive line by SU.Amir Ealey, defensive end, Coatesville Area (Pennsylvania) High SchoolEaley played some tight end in high school, picking up five touchdowns on 650 receiving yards in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. But at Syracuse, he’ll join a defensive line that lost a couple players and gained Luke Arciniega, who switched positions. He was the second of five consecutive defensive linemen to commit, with Clark committing before Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard, Kenny Carter and Jake Pickard following. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football freshmen: Blair, Hofrichter, Fredrick, Cross, HendersonSyracuse football freshmen: Perkins, Fredericks, Clausman, Conway, ByrneSyracuse football freshmen: Strickland, Giudice, Adams, Duerig, CullenSyracuse football freshmen: Sheppard, Carter, Pickard, Whitner, Womack, Taylor Published on July 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Social work faculty contributes to statewide program

first_imgThe Children’s Data Network contributed to the research behind the Emergency Child Care Bridge, which will go into effect January. Photo courtesy of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social WorkThe Children’s Data Network at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work played an important role in the development a new statewide social welfare program. The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, which will go into effect in January, is a $31 million proposal to increase financial assistance and services for foster children and their families across California. “It’s an example of all the work that we do at the Children’s Data Network,” said Jacquelyn McCroskey, co-director of the network. “We develop agreements and partnerships with agencies that serve children and families and then we look at where you have overlapping population. We were very interested from the beginning in early childhood education because we know that … participation in high quality programs can really stimulate child development.” The funding for the bridge program was approved earlier this year when California’s budget was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The program aims to increase access to early care and education services for foster children and will give foster care families with six-month emergency child care vouchers if they are taking care of children from birth to age 5. The program will also help social workers and families find long-term child care, fund support for parenting youth in the child welfare system and increase trauma-informed training for child care providers. The network helped develop the program by linking administrative data from different systems that serve foster children and their families, McCroskey said. This allowed the program’s developers to better understand the children who are being served by multiple sectors, and the interaction between families and communities. Through a partnership with the Child Care Resource Center, the Children’s Data Network was able to develop a relationship with the California Department of Social Services as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. This allowed the network to study children who were served by both systems — the child welfare system and the subsidized early childhood education system.“There is very little information about children served by both the systems,” McCroskey said. “The fact that we can do it for even one part of L.A. County turned out to be quite important, because what we were able to show was that there actually is a good deal of overlap between children served by both the systems, and nobody really knew that before.” Through the Bridge Program, the network is trying to improve the relationships that already exist but aren’t always recognized. According to McCroskey, the lack of adequate support for foster families has been a recurring problem in California, because finding adequate child care is an issue in households where both adults work. Genie Chough, assistant deputy director of external relations at L.A. County DCFS, was another key figure in developing the Bridge Program legislation. The average cost for a toddler in a child care center in California is more than $1,000 per month, she said.Child care is most important, Chough said, because strong evidence points to the positive effects that an early education gives for children. “Those effects are exponentially greater in kids who have been abused and neglected,” Chough said. “The secondary benefit of the program is that it not only helps the kids, but also their caretakers, because child care has been a barrier for the foster parents.”Maria Romero, the DFCS child care program director, said that L.A. County is developing plans to provide better services for foster families.“We do recognize that there is an issue,” Romero said. “But we are diligently addressing those issues so that we have a stronger network connection with the [foster] resource families.” To address these issues that the foster families have been facing, CDN, along with the Child Care Resource Center, published three policy papers that demonstrated the link between child welfare and early childhood education.According to McCroskey, there is a disconnect between the child care systems and families interested in utilizing services.“Any family who loses support, who loses a job [or] who experiences some kind of an unexpected family crisis can be referred to the child welfare department,” McCroskey said. “I just believe that there was probably a lot of going back and forth between these systems that we just didn’t understand.”last_img read more

Hacks suffer discomfiture in 64-50 loss to fanboys

first_img Published on February 6, 2017 at 12:57 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Oh, how the hardihood in the passel had vamoosed. The more tender members of the pack confidently partaking in the exercise of divination, bestowing upon themselves the hindrance of surmising the summation of the final score in the Media Cup that cometh just once in the marking of days based on the Gregorian methodology.In the alcove of the sports Hacks of The Daily Orange, just eight 60-minute time periods before the commencement of the game, conferences were held, in which said tender members venturesomely declared the potentiality of seizing victory by a margin larger than 19 counts.But, alas, it was not meant to be. Inside the cupola branded by an air conditioner company in the crossroads of Syracuse, New York, the Hacks begrudgingly fell, 64-50, to the radio fanboys of WAER on the tertiary day of the most curt month, the meeting time having been cemented more than one creation-cycle from the Lord as declared in Testament of Old.Once again, the Hacks originated their fortress in the form of a trapezoid, each player pervading a unique locus on the floor. The same schematic packaging had impeded the penetration of the fanboys just one orbital rotation ago, forefending the nasally-sounding enemy.But alas, the trapezoidal alignment didn’t perturb them. The fanboys aimed the spherical leather doohickey through the circular lacuna more propitiously than the Hacks, particularly during the primeval fragment of the merriment. But the Hacks were led by exotic news and business columnist transfer Matthew Gutierrez, the sparkplug assuming the baggage of shepherding the cumber of amassing triumphs on the assailing end.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the intermission between both moieties, news editor and head coach Michael Burke bestowed upon his valorous warriors the following teaching.“Hey guys, you played hard,” Burke said. “Why don’t you, uh, just go ahead and take a break right now.”That achromatic heeding seemed to enflame the Hacks, along with their zealous clan of adherents. As the first tally was warranted by The D.O., the fans fancied the jiffy as one that was proper for which to caterwaul the Hawk Harrelson spiel of, “You can put it on the board, Yes!” a cowl habitually soliloquized in the sports office.The Hacks mangled back into germaneness, skiving the hem on the scoreboard to a more tamable margin. It was but a certainty that the Hacks would effectuate the rally. Nay, said rally would not see its genesis.With the man-made inhibiting concept running out, the elder statesmen of the Hacks trudged onto the battlefield to culminate the bout. Senior Staff Writer and protégé of the Post-Standard Jon Mettus flung the Orange Wilson-branded sphere on a perfect crescent and swooshed it through the reticulum for three points.Said Editor in Chief Justin Mattingly, “That was my favorite part of the night.”A most unusual juncture came in the residuum of the match. The Hacks and Fanboys gathered as one coterie to document the moment through visual arts and a snapshot.Burke could be witnessed as saying, “What is this sh*t?” when surveying the image he saw. But, despite the loss, Mattingly felt a different way.“At the end of the day the nature of the event is a fun one,” Mattingly said. “… I don’t have a problem with taking a group photo. It shows at the end of the day we’re all people, and that’s something that’s kind of lacking across society right now.”W.F. Whence is a germanificated staff sculptor for The Daily Orange, where he re-germanificated to sculpt this glistening prose. Commentslast_img read more