North Massapequa Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car on the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway in North Massapequa late Wednesday night.Nassau County police said the man was driving a Nissan Maxima southbound on Route 135 when he sideswiped a Nissan Altima, causing the Maxima to hit a tree on the side of the road near exit 5 at 11:17 a.m.The driver of the Maxima was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately available. The other driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.last_img

Perfect place with the perfect space

first_imgKerry-Ann and Andrew Hudson are building their dream home at The Orchard.THE Hudson family spent months researching the local property market trying to find the perfect place to build their dream home. They had just welcomed a new addition, Isabella, and been transferred to Townsville in their roles in the Australian Defence Force. Kerry-Ann and husband Andrew set about developing a list of things they were looking for – the most important was proximity to work so they could spend more time with Isabella, and plenty of space to grow as a family. During their search of Townsville’s best residential communities, they came across The Orchard, the newest large-lot development from long-established local developer Elements North Queensland. Kerry-Ann said that as soon as they entered the estate, they knew The Orchard was right for them.“Andrew and I spent a few weekends visiting local developments and during our search we came across The Orchard,” Kerry-Ann said.“There is just one road in to the community meaning it feels safe and secure and the quality of the development is obvious as soon as you enter.“A meticulously manicured entrance that boasts lush green grass and orchard-inspired trees greets you as you enter the development and the large lots have beautiful views out to the Coral Sea.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The community is surrounded by natural bushland and is just minutes to some great schools, shops and the easy connection to the Ring Road means we are at Lavarack in less than 15 minutes.” The Hudsons opted for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home complete with media room, pool and 6x6m shed on a 1100sq m block with GJ Gardner Homes. “The lot size allowed us to include everything we wanted in our dream home,” Kerry-Ann said. “Andrew does some personal training so we converted the shed into a home gym and I wanted a large pool with plenty of yard for Isabella to run around in.“But probably the major thing we were looking for was a place that wasn’t too far away from our work as we want to spend more time together as a family. “As soon as we visited The Orchard, we knew it was perfect for us. “It ticks all the boxes and their sales team made the process simple and enjoyable, helping us every step along the way.”The Orchard is located off Darling Road in Jensen and is Townsville’s newest large-lot community by leading developer Elements North Queensland, which has been delivering quality estates in Townsville for 30 years. For more information call 4731 1425 or visit theorchardnq.com.aulast_img read more

Psychiatrist condemns DPP’s release of medical report to media

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Psychiatrist condemns DPP’s release of medical report to media by: – January 26, 2012 Sharecenter_img 127 Views   5 comments Tweet Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Griffin BenjaminOn Monday January 23, 2012, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) defended his decision to discontinue the court matter involving a client of the Community Mental Health Team. A few statements used by this senior judicial officer to justify his actions could be considered demeaning, unethical and wholesomely unprofessional conduct unexpected from such a prestigious office.Public declaration by the DPP that he had discussed the matter with the Consultant Psychiatrist is incorrect. The Consultant Psychiatrist was ordered by the court to present a psychiatric report to the court on completion of a court ordered admission (Section 8.1). This report was submitted to the court October 4, 2010 and represents the only communication between the offices of the DPP and the Consultant Psychiatrist. It was very unethical that the DPP could read out to the public the words of a confidential medical report that was issued by court subpoena. The courts in Dominica rely mainly on the professional discretion of a Consultant Psychiatrist to determine the fitness of Dominicans to offer a plea in court when there may be doubts of the individual’s mental competence. In accordance with the Mental Health Act 1986 Section 8.1, the court orders that any person before the court who is presumed to be mentally unstable be admitted for a period of time until he becomes well and fit to plead. Unfortunately, the statements by the DPP indicate that he may not understand the issue of mental competence to stand trial. Every month, the Community Mental Health Team treats dozens of persons with Mental Health problems and makes them fit to stand trial. The DPP has the authority to discontinue any matter that is before him. However, he must be able to justify his actions in a reasonable manner without pulling down his own social support system. The CMHT has successfully provided care and support to this client over the past eighteen months. Therefore, the decision by the DPP to refer this client for institutional Mental Healthcare in another country was unnecessary. This senior officer is not in a position to condemn the Dominica Mental Health Services.The decision of the DPP to discontinue a case of double infanticide secondary to Post-partum Depression is well supported by medical rationale. It is probably the most honourable action to take. The CMHT has the professional capacity to provide professional mental health care to all of Dominica despite the negative views expressed by the Director of Public Prosecution.Press ReleaseHealth Promotion Resource Centrelast_img read more

Familiarity between Syracuse, West Virginia adds rivalry vibes to Pinstripe Bowl

first_imgNEW YORK – It’s a bowl game without the element that makes these college football showcases so unique. Syracuse and West Virginia have a deep-rooted rivalry. These two programs will play each other, as they have every season since 1955.But this time it’s in a bowl game, a setting that usually pits new opponents against each other.On Saturday at 3:15 p.m at Yankee Stadium, the Mountaineers will have a chance to exact revenge while the Orange look to defend its supremacy in the Pinstripe Bowl. Players from both teams spoke at Yankee Stadium Wednesday about playing a team they know so well.Syracuse beat West Virginia in each of the last two seasons, and the Mountaineers have the extra motivation to make up for those losses. But when they moved to the Big 12 last summer, they didn’t think they’d get the opportunity. Now Syracuse moves back onto their schedule, extending the life of the rivalry.“I mean just because we’re playing a familiar team,” Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib said. “We’re playing a team that prior to this year we played every year in the regular season, so I mean it’s a bit strange in that fact. But at the end of the day, it’s just another football team.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNassib and the Orange played in the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl, where they beat Kansas State 36-34 behind Delone Carter’s 198 rushing yards and Marcus Sales’ 172 receiving yards. It was a dazzling offensive performance, the type Syracuse will likely need in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl against one of the best quarterbacks in the country, Geno Smith.West Virginia finished the regular season eighth in the country in total offense with 518.5 yards per game. Smith was fourth in the country with 333.67 yards per game. Syracuse, though, was 21st with 473.42 yards per game. Nassib finished with 301.58 yards per game, good for 13th in the nation.So the expectation, of course, is that it’s going to be a shootout between two gun-slinging quarterbacks. There’s potential for these two offenses to light up Yankee Stadium.“Every game we’ve played this year, everybody says it’s going to be a shootout,” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said. “I’m looking forward to seeing our defense out there and see if we’ve made some improvements, and I think we have.”Holgorsen said playing the Orange “made his job a little easier.” He could pull out the game film from the last two seasons and see exactly what the Mountaineers did wrong that sent them to upset losses to Syracuse. Since this season was WVU’s first in the Big 12, preparations for the Pinstripe Bowl were the first time the Mountaineers were familiar with their opponents.And as far as preparing his players for the game, his job is also easier, he said. They already know they have something to accomplish, ratcheting up the rivalry even more.“Those guys have beaten us twice,” Smith said. “We didn’t get a chance to play them this year in the regular season, but being able to play these guys in the Pinstripe Bowl is just another way for us as seniors, as a program, to go out there and prove others wrong as we’ve always done.”West Virginia struggled in its first season in the Big 12. The Mountaineers won their first five games before losing the next five, which were all conference games. In that stretch, they gave up 49.6 points per game.West Virginia’s defense struggled all season, but Syracuse left tackle Justin Pugh said it can still be a strong unit. Pugh said he watched the Mountaineers run a new defensive package on film where they bring in smaller players, “linebacker-type hybrids” as Pugh called them, to add some quickness to the defense as it looks to rush the quarterback.It’s a new look and a new wrinkle for a team the Orange is used to playing.“So that’s something different from what they had last year,” Pugh said. “I know last year they kept their bigger three-man front in, and now they bring this other package in.”Besides that, most of the players who played in last season’s game at the Carrier Dome are back. The familiarity between the two sides is deep. It’s a bowl game, but there’s nothing unique about the matchup.And with West Virginia seeking revenge, the rivalry continues at an even more intense level.“Talk is cheap. You’ve just got to go out there and play the game,” Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas said. “You show your actions. Don’t use your words, show your actions.” Comments Published on December 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories ‘It was a defining moment’: Former players reflect on 2010 Pinstripe Bowl victorylast_img read more