NYPD Officer from LI Killed in Southern State Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An off-duty New York City police officer from West Islip was killed in a car accident on the Southern State Parkway early Thursday morning, police said.Joseph Capo, a 27-year-old officer assigned to the NYPD’s 9th Precinct in Manhattan, was driving a 2004 Volkswagen east on the Southern State Parkway near Bethpage Parkway just before 1 a.m. when he lost control of the car, struck a 2001 Cadillac and overturned several times, New York State police said in a news release.Capo was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.The 54-year-old driver of the Cadillac received treatment for minor injuries, police said.Police did not say what caused Capo to lose control of the vehicle. A police spokesman could not be reached for comment.Capo joined the force on July 6, 2011, an NYPD spokeswoman said.The crash is still under investigation. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact State police at 631-756-3300.last_img read more

Republicans should be scared by results in Virginia

first_imgBefore this race, Gillespie was as establishment as an establishment Republican could be, aligned closely with George W. Bush, who has made his distaste for Trump’s viciously divisive politics clear.He typified a coolheaded, practical approach to politics. He was more tradesman than ideologue.Until the last few months, when he utterly transformed.The impression he left on voters was an ugly one, and he and the GOP have nothing to show for it.That should scare Republicans most of all.Frank Bruni is a columnist for The New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Ralph Northam will be the state’s next governor.That’s a gigantic relief, because a Northam defeat would have prompted a Democratic meltdown — and rightly so.In statewide races, Virginia is increasingly blue: Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump there by 5 percentage points a year ago.And Trump’s ceaseless assault on propriety, decency and ethical, responsible government is supposedly firing up liberals as never before. Virginia on Tuesday was the place to demonstrate that. The demonstration was convincing.Not only did Northam beat his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, by about 9 points — a margin of victory larger than either Clinton’s or the 2-point advantage that ushered the state’s current Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, into office four years ago — but Democrats also performed strongly in other Virginia races.So strongly, in fact, that one Democrat, Danica Roem, unseated a longtime Republican incumbent in the House of Delegates and will become the nation’s only openly transgender state representative.The history that she made flies squarely in the face of the bigotry and divisiveness that Trump sows. Politically speaking, there are eons between now and then, and the Virginia governor’s race had facets all its own.But there are reasons for Republicans to be very afraid.One is that Northam outperformed Clinton without being a particularly energetic, forceful candidate.Republicans should also worry that they’ve oversold themselves on the moderate-progressive divide in the Democratic Party and how severely Democrats would be hobbled by it.“If the Virginia results showed anything, it’s that ideological purity isn’t necessary to win in the Age of Trump,” Lis Smith, a Democratic operative who worked for McAuliffe, told me Tuesday night.“Northam came out as a two-time George W. Bush voter, and he failed some key liberal litmus tests. Still he won.”In rooting for a Gillespie victory, the GOP was looking for something larger: an assurance that a Republican in a swing state or swing district could find the right recipe for energizingTrump supporters without alienating Trump skeptics. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAlthough at times over the last week it seemed that Democrats were doing their damnedest to lose the Virginia gubernatorial race, they failed in that endeavor, which is to say that they succeeded at the polls.center_img Gillespie’s answer was to keep Trump at arm’s length physically but not spiritually.So while he never — not once — had Trump stump for him in Virginia, he parroted the president’s tough talk about criminals and immigrants and denounced professional football players who didn’t stand for the national anthem.Trump didn’t cry foul during the campaign, but he did on Twitter on Tuesday night, griping that Gillespie “worked hard but did not embrace me” and showing again that he’s all too content to spar publicly with lawmakers and candidates in his own party.Republicans should be afraid for that reason as well.Beyond the returns, this was a governor’s race that made the skin crawl, which is to say that it was a sufficiently accurate mirror and microcosm of American political culture in the Age of Trump.Partisan groups and panicked candidates trafficked in overblown fears, appealed to the worst in voters and debased themselves in pursuit of their prize — reasoning, I suppose, that dignity could be recovered on the far side of ugly victory. I’m not sure that’s ever wholly true.Gillespie’s campaign “has not been just a dog whistle to the intolerant, racially resentful parts of the Republican base; it’s been a mating call,” wrote The Washington Post in a blistering — and wholly warranted — editorial that noted what many other observers were also fascinated by: how radically Trump’s ascendance and omnipresence changed the way Gillespie comported himself, a transformation with dark implications for the GOP and scary ones for America. Just when we needed a sign that his America is not all of America, Virginia came to the rescue and gave us one.And I guarantee you that the Republicans up for re-election in 2018 saw it, shuddered and will spend the next weeks and months trying to figure out just how much trouble their party is in and precisely how to repair it.Democrats are exceedingly familiar with that feeling.The returns in Virginia suggested that Trump antipathy is indeed real and that it is definitely animating.“Virginia shows that in non-red states, Trump is a heavy load for Republican candidates to carry,” the Democratic strategist Doug Sosnik told me late Tuesday night.Does it mean that Democrats can wrest one chamber of Congress from Republican control in 2018?Impossible to say.last_img read more

Church declared new COVID-19 cluster in Batam

first_imgRiau Islands’ Batam COVID-10 task force declared HOG Eden Park church a new cluster in Batam on Sunday after 26 of its congregation members tested positive for the virus. According to the task force, 1-year-old twins were the latest among the 26 to test positive. The parents of the twins also tested positive for COVID-19. The task force head, HM Rudi, said there had been eight new cases in Batam as of Saturday. Of the eight cases, seven were related to the HOG Eden Park Church cluster. “The twins, Case 123 and Case 124, were among the eight new cases, and they allegedly contracted the virus from their parents,” Rudi said on Sunday as reported by kompas.com. The parents of the twins are Case 125, the 42-year-old father, and Case 126, the 43-year-old mother. Both babies are currently being treated at Elizabeth Hospital in Batam and they are reportedly in a stable condition. HOG Eden Park church was declared a new cluster after authorities conducted tracing of Case 49, who is a member of the church. Case 49 is in recovery. Meanwhile, the priest of the church is Case 82.Read also: COVID-19: Batam wants restrictions like Jakarta – but for three monthsAmong the churchgoers that tested positive for the virus are: a 30-year-old man identified as Case 111, a 37-year-old man identified as Case 112 and a 47-year-old man identified as Case 113. They all had close contact with Case 49 and Case 82.Case 114 and Case 115 are women aged 43 and 20, respectively, and are the daughters of case 113.Case 119 and Case 120 are husband and wife. Case 119 is the husband who works at the church.Batam’s Health Agency head Didi Kusmarjadi said the churchgoers gathered on April 26 to prepare for church online services.“Most probably, when they gathered in a meeting they did not follow health protocols, such as wearing face masks, physical distancing, maintaining hygiene and so forth,” Didi said as reported by tribunnews.com on Sunday.Prior to receiving swab test results, members of the HOG Eden Church are isolated at Tanjung Uncang Housing Complex in Batam. However, after receiving the results, those who are declared positive for the virus are to be isolated at Embung Fatimah Hospital in Batam.Read also: Galang COVID-19 hospital opens to step up fight against Indonesian epidemicWith the addition of HOG Eden Park church, Batam now has a total of five COVID-19 clusters. As of Saturday, Batam had recorded 128 cases of COVID-19 and 11 fatalities. Batam is the epicenter of the outbreak in the Riau Islands, which in total had recorded 195 cases and 15 fatalities as of Saturday. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Mane would ‘understand’ if Liverpool were denied Premier League title

first_img“It has been difficult for Liverpool, but it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world.“Some people have lost family members and that is the more complicated situation. But for myself, it’s my dream and I want to win it this year.“If that’s not the case, I will accept, it’s part of life. Hopefully we will win it next year.”UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said this week there was “no way” Liverpool should finish the season without the title, even if the campaign is cancelled. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sadio Mane says he would understand if Liverpool were denied the Premier League title even though they were on the brink of glory when coronavirus forced a shutdown.Jurgen Klopp’s men were 25 points clear of Manchester City when football came to a halt last month, agonisingly close to their first top-flight triumph in 30 years.But it is unclear when, or even if, the season will be completed.Asked if he feels like a champion, the 27-year-old Senegal forward told Talksport that he wanted to win the Premier League on the pitch.“I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy, it’s what I would love,” he said. “But with this situation, whatever happens I will understand. Sadio Manecenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more