Vestal woman dead after being struck by a vehicle

first_imgAfter an investigation, authorities say Nellie L. Smith of Vestal, 87, was attempting to cross the Union Center Highway when she was struck by a vehicle. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the incident happened around noon on Saturday. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. The investigation is still ongoing. An official press release added the driver of that vehicle was a 74-year-old woman from Endicott. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — New York State Police say a woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the town of Union.last_img

Wet season the perfect time to inspect property

first_imgRainy days can be a great opportunity to inspect property and check for any water-related issues, writes REIQ Townsville Zone Chairman Wayne Nicholson.ALTHOUGH it has been a bit hit and miss over the last few years (more miss than hit) we traditionally enjoy a wet season early in the year. Our monsoon season can bring oceans of rain and cyclones that hover up and down the east coast. Some cyclones cross land and wreak havoc others just tease the coast and provide some good rain. I remember clearly one year we received a metre of rain per month in January, February, and March. Bunnings had a special on Ark kits as it rained continuously for more than 40 days and 40 nights. We desperately need the liquid sunshine in the north and I have to say many prudent buyers take full advantage of the season to check out the lie of the land after heavy rain. 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 2020It’s a good time to see where water lies in yards, streets and parks and if, in fact, they might even flood. Roof leaks are also exposed when we have continuous heavy rain where you might otherwise not get to know about. Some of our open homes are well attended during our wet season for that very reason. Another lesser known fact about buying property during cyclone season is that once a cyclone is named it can be difficult to get insurance until the threat has passed. As you are required to insure the property the day the contract is signed by both buyer and seller, see clause 8.1 of the REIQ Contract Of Sale, it is worth talking to your friendly insurance company to explain what I have just mentioned. The seller of the property should be and probably is insured and so maybe you should talk to your solicitor and or REIQ agent to amend the insurance clause in the standard terms and conditions if both parties are agreeable, to read: “The property is at the seller’s risk from 5pm on the first business day after the contract date”. In 38 years of selling real estate I have never had an adverse reaction or problem concerning Clause 8.1 but it is there for a reason and it should be dealt with at the point of signing the contract of sale. My advice is you should always engage a solicitor to act for you when buying or selling your property and they will certainly give you the correct legal advice in all matters pertaining to the sale.last_img read more

First ever Summer Youth Olympic Games were inaugurated on this day in 2010

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(Image credits: @singatweets/Twitter) READ: Mumbai Indians Recall Hardik Pandya’s Maiden Test Century On This Day In 2017According to UNICEF, the event, using a child-centred approach, offered participants a chance to engage in a variety of activities and games. The event focused on the rights of children and the conditions that are necessary for them to reach their full potential. At the first-ever YOG, 18 competition venues were used, Events took place ay 11 pre-existing venues, one new venue and six temporary venues, which were removed following the games. The Games featured around 3,600 athletes from 204 nations, who competed in 201 events in 26 sports. According to reports, the most successful nation was China, followed by Russia. One of the unique features of the event was that mixed-NOCs teams (comprising youths from different countries) and the Culture and Education Programmes (CEP) made their debut at the 2010 games. The torch relay which began a month before, comprised a 13-day world tour of five cities, each representing a continent, and a six-day domestic leg. READ: NASA’s Voyager 2 Became First Spacecraft To Observe Neptune On This Day In 1989READ: NASA Launched Discoverer 13 Satellite On This Day In 1960, First Ever Recovered From Orbit 1 month ago IOC President on Tokyo COVID-19 measures The first-ever Summer Youth Olympic Games were inaugurated this very day, i.e August 14, in 2010 in Singapore. An international multi-sport and cultural event for youths based on the tradition of the Olympic Games were held from August 14 to 26 almost a decade back. The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was also the first International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event held in Southeast Asia.  1 year ago 16-Year Old Shooter Manu Bhaker Named India’s Flag-Bearer For Youth Olympics 2018 SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 14th August, 2020 15:28 IST WATCH US LIVE COMMENT 1 month ago Player’s mentality has to match toughness of Olympic Games: Reidcenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 15:27 IST First Ever Summer Youth Olympic Games Were Inaugurated On This Day In 2010 The first-ever Summer Youth Olympic Games were inaugurated this very day in 2010 in Singapore, which marked the 1st IOC-sanctioned event held in Southeast Asia. WE RECOMMEND 3 weeks ago Abhinav Bindra clinched India’s first ever individual Olympic gold medal OTD in 2008 1 month ago Geeta Phogat plans to make sensational comeback and compete at Tokyo Olympics 2021 READ: Berlin Wall’s Construction Began On This Day In 1961; Read MoreOrganised under IOC, the Youth Olympic Games are an international high-level sporting event for adolescents, aged between 14-18-years-old. It is held every two years, alternating between the summer and winter seasons. The sporting and cultural event provides young people with the knowledge and skills to become role models for their peers and to play an active role in their communities. ‘Spirit of Youth emblem’ While the YOG concept dates back to 1998, the formal plans for the event were only first announced at the 119th IOC session in 2007. In February 2008, Singapore was selected as the host city after defeating Moscow in a postal vote by 105 IOC members. The Youth Olympics village was located at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Game mascots Lyo and Merly, a lion and a female merlion, were selected by the officials. The IOC members believed that the mascot represented the ‘spirit of youth emblem’.  FOLLOW US Written Bylast_img read more