Jeff Dunham at the NYCB Theatre At Westbury [TICKET GIVEAWAY]

first_img Phone* Email:* Name:* * indicates required field Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Catch Jeff Dunham at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on August 15.Jeff Dunham will appear at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on August 14 and 15.Tickets can be purchased here, but you can enter your name, email and phone number below for a chance to win free tickets!We’ll notify the winners by August 12, 2014.last_img

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MINOR LEAGUESMLB to support minor leaguers through MayNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic. March 31, 2020 Associated Press It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America.The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SWIMMERHungarian Olympic swimmer has coronavirusBELGRADE (AP) — Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks. Minor league contracts have a provision allowing them to be suspended during any national emergency.MLB is giving allowances to the minor leaguers, who are not being paid salaries.Major and minor league seasons are on hold due to the new coronavirus. Weekly minimum salaries on full-season minor league teams range from $290 at Class A to $502 at Triple-A over the five-month season.  TENNIS-WIMBLEDON-MURRAYTwo-time champ expects Wimbledon to cancel LONDON (AP) — Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.” Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.”Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BULLS DOCUMENTARYDocumentary on Jordan and Bulls to air soonerUNDATED (AP) — ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States. Update on the latest in sports:last_img read more

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“Sharky” committed to stand trial for murder of overseas-based Guyanese

first_imgWayne Anthony Chester, called “Sharky”, of 236 Section C, Block Y, Diamond Housing Scheme, was on Wednesday committed to stand trial at the Demerara High Court for the 2017 murder of Purcell Moore at Craig Village, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Wayne ChesterChester, 24, was on trial before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.When the matter was called, the Magistrate ruled that sufficient evidence has been presented before the court to establish a prima facie case against Chester.The charge alleged that on December 20, 2017, at Craig, EBD, Chester murdered Purcell Moore, a resident of the village, during the course of a robbery.According to reports, Moore was returning home from a shop when he was confronted by armed men.Dead: Purcell MooreIt was reported that an argument erupted between Moore and the suspects, which resulted with a scuffle, during which several rounds were discharged at Moore and the men fled the scene.The injured man was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Chester is the third person to be charged with the murder of Moore. Kevin Persaud, 21, of 14th Avenue Diamond, EBD and Selwyn Dawson, 21, of Kaneville, EBD were already charged for the heinous crime.In May, Chester was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Magistrate Rondel Weaver for a number of crime-related charges.The charges alleged that on January 6, 2019, at Conciliation Drive, Tucville, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and being armed with an unlicensed gun, Chester robbed Bowen Cromwell of $512,600 in cash and jewellery.On the same date and at the same place, he also allegedly damaged two car parts valued at a total of $85,000, which belonged to Cromwell.Chester was also charged with discharging a loaded firearm with intent to wound Cromwell, having a pistol in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence, and being in possession of unlicensed ammunition.last_img read more

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UK Autodrive scheme to be tested on public roads this year

first_imgTags:#Autonomous#driverless#Ford#Jaguar Land Rover#Self-Driving#Tata Motors#UK For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts center_img Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, and Tata Motors are collaborating in the U.K. on a scheme called Autodrive, which is working on communication systems for self-driving cars.The most recent test, held in Nuneaton, a town in Warwickshire, England, looked into several safety systems aimed at reducing accidents. These included emergency warning technology and collision warnings, displayed through sound or visual alerts to the driver. The cars also transmit warnings to other self-driving cars nearby.See Also: Self-driving car trials to hit UK roads in 2019Other tests focused on communicating traffic light changes, showing free parking spaces in the nearby area, and telling cars behind that the car in front is breaking with force. Autodrive expects the introduction of these technologies, if adopted widely, to significantly reduce the amount of accidents on the road.The next stop for Autodrive is Milton Keynes and Coventry, where it will continue to test the safety technologies on segregated sections of roads, according to Wired. The cars will move to public roads before the end of 2018, when the project is set to finish.The U.K. has made several legislative changes to make the country more appealing to automakers that want to test self-driving technology. It legalized the testing of self-driving cars and, through the government’s innovation agency Innovate UK, has invested millions into startups and consortiums pursuing safer and cleaner transport solutions. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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The Minimum Effective Amount of Preparation to Prospect

first_imgYou need to be prepared to prospect. But not as much as you might think.The first thing you need to know to begin prospecting is your company’s value proposition.What problems does your company solve?How do you solve those problems?What are the three or four main differentiators that allow you to make a difference and that compel your client to choose you over your competitors?When you can answer these questions, you know enough about your company to begin prospecting.The second thing you need to know is who your target clients are, your dream clients.You need a list of dream clients (Here is a video to help you define dream clients). These people or companies are plagued with the kind of problems you solve and will perceive the value in what you sell.It’s also helpful to know the titles and roles of the people who are going to be most compelled by what you sell, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. You can find the contact you need.You don’t need a CIA dossier on your contact before you contact them. You know enough to call.The third thing you need is a good script (or planned dialogue) that allows you to ask for a meeting while promising to create value for your prospect.You need two or three useful insights or ideas that you can share with your dream client so that you can ask for a meeting. This is the value you promise to create (which means your meeting isn’t a pitch meeting).You also need a list of reasons why people refuse an appointment and good methodology for overcoming objections.A List of Things You Don’t NeedExcept in the rarest of cases, you don’t need to do hours and hours of research (even though you may need to do more research later, once you’ve booked a call). A look at the company’s website and the contact’s LinkedIn page is smart, but hours of research is call reluctance.You don’t need a trigger event. You don’t need to wait until something is reported in a public source before you call. You want to be there before the trigger event occurs. You want to nurture relationships. When the trigger event occurs, you are already behind where you need to be.You don’t need to connect on social sites, and you don’t need to listen. It’s wonderful if you connect with a contact before you pick up the phone and call them. It’s even more wonderful if you can pick up some insight that allows you to create value. The telephone is an awesome social tool because it allows you to actually speak with your prospective client across long distances.There is no formula for success that includes waiting to take action. There is no benefit in doing more than the minimum amount of preparation necessary before prospecting. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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6 days agoChelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyiby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.The Russia international, 26, only moved to Italy this summer from Genk.Sport Arena says his form has caught the eye of Chelsea scouts so far this season.Malinovskyi has thus far been able to play eight competition games for Atalanta.The 26-year-old’s contract with the Serie A club expires in the summer of 2024. last_img read more

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Video: D’Angelo Russell Whiffed Horribly While Attempting To Drive A Golf Ball

first_imgD'Angelo Russell swings golf club and misses horribly.D’Angelo Russell GolfOhio State point guard D’Angelo Russell is a likely top-three pick in next month’s NBA Draft. The freshman floor general is incredibly gifted on the basketball court, but his golf game could definitely use some work.Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Dez Wells captured footage of Russell attempting to drive a golf ball this evening, and it was not pretty. Wells recorded two Russell tries; the first one was a whiff, and the second wasn’t much better.Don’t worry, D’Angelo, you’re young. There’s plenty of time to improve your skills on the links.last_img read more

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Over 2800 deaths last year linked to opioids hospitalizations also on rise

first_imgTORONTO – At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number “will almost certainly” surpass 3,000 in 2017, the country’s chief public health officer predicted Thursday, as officials outlined the growing scope of the epidemic.While the western provinces have been hardest-hit — there were 978 illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. and 586 apparently opioid-related deaths in Alberta in 2016 — the numbers of people dying in Eastern Canada are also rising. For example, Ontario had 865 deaths last year and Nova Scotia had 53 as a result of opioid-related toxicity.“No area of Canada is necessarily safe from this crisis,” Dr. Theresa Tam told a media briefing from Ottawa.Canadians aged 30 to 39 accounted for the highest proportion of deaths related to the potent narcotics, at 28 per cent overall, although the figures varied widely across the country.“We are beginning to get a better picture of the kinds of drugs that are fuelling this epidemic,” said Tam, noting that illicit synthetic fentanyl and fentanyl-like drugs are a major driver of overdose deaths in the hardest-hit areas of the country.Deaths involving fentanyl more than doubled in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, she said.“We’re also seeing that this is not a crisis involving only opioids. Many of the overdoses involved a mix of substances. In fact, 84 per cent of apparent opioid-related deaths also involved a substance that was not an opioid, adding to the complexity in addressing the crisis.”Those substances include alcohol, cocaine and benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety drugs that includes Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam).Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, said the number of deaths from illicit opioid use varied widely across the country: in Alberta, 64 per cent involved fentanyl, while only 15 per cent of deaths in Nova Scotia were linked to the powerful drug.“This data illustrated to us that we are facing two different but overlapping issues,” Strang said. “First, overdose deaths from prescription opioids and second, overdose deaths from illicit drugs laced with fentanyl or other synthetic opioids.”In Atlantic Canada, most deaths were related to prescribed opioids, some of which may have been diverted to the black market from legitimate users with acute or chronic pain.“But we are starting to see in 2016 that we had our first small number of deaths … where illicit fentanyl was part of the picture,” he said of Nova Scotia.In a report released earlier Thursday, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) warned the opioid crisis is having a significant impact on the health system as a growing number of Canadians seek emergency hospital care for overdoses.In 2016-17, 16 Canadians a day were admitted to hospital for opioid toxicity, up from 13 per day two years earlier — a rise of almost 20 per cent.That one-year hospitalization rate translates into more than 5,800 Canadians needing treatment.The last decade has seen hospital admissions for opioid poisonings jump 53 per cent, with more than 40 per cent of that increase occurring in the last three years, CIHI reported.“We found rates varied across the country, but interestingly they were generally lower in the largest cities, such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver,” said Michael Gaucher, director of pharmaceuticals and health workforce information services at CIHI.That finding may reflect a different demographic in smaller urban centres such as Hamilton, Saskatoon and Victoria, where a higher proportion of residents may be seniors taking prescription opioids and where there may be greater availability of the drugs on the street, he said.The CIHI report showed adults aged 45 to 64 and seniors 65 and older had the highest rates of hospital admissions for opioid toxicity over the last 10 years, but the fastest-growing rate was for youth and young adults aged 15 to 24.About half of those admissions were due to accidental opioid poisonings; about one-third were intentional; and the cause of the remainder are unknown.“With seniors, you seem to see higher rates of accidental poisonings, perhaps related to multiple medications that they may be on,” Brent Diverty, CIHI’s vice-president of programs, said in an earlier interview. “So they simply take the wrong dose.“We see higher rates of intentional self-harm in younger folks.”CIHI found intentional opioid overdoses were most prevalent among young people aged 15 to 24, accounting for 44 per cent of hospitalizations.Still, the researchers also found escalating rates of accidental overdoses among younger people, which Diverty said may be linked to recreational use of illicit drugs, some of which may be laced with a synthetic opioid like fentanyl.In data from Alberta, CIHI found emergency room visits related to heroin and synthetic opioid overdoses soared almost 10-fold in the last five years. Over that period, ER visits in Ontario for heroin poisoning rose almost four-fold, while visits for synthetic opioids more than doubled.While CIHI doesn’t have a dollar figure for the cost to the health-care system, Diverty said people admitted for an opioid overdose spend longer than average in hospital and there are downstream costs for continuing treatment of complications.Meanwhile Thursday, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced an additional $7.5-million grant aimed at fighting the opioid crisis as she toured an Ottawa substance abuse treatment centre run by the Shepherds of Good Hope, which has applied for approval as a supervised-injection site.Shepherds’ president and CEO Deirdre Freiheit said the centre’s staff are “absolutely fatigued.”“We would have had a handful of overdoses a year or two ago and now we’re seeing multiple overdoses every single day…. Nurses, peer support workers, frontline staff are all just absolutely overwhelmed with the number of interventions they’re making just to keep people alive every day,” she said.“I think this is the tip of the iceberg and we need some help.”— With files from Joan Bryden in Ottawa———Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

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