Officer-involved shootings under invest New York
Officer-involved shootings under investigation
A pair of shooting deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey. The shooting involved state police, and a male civilian was severely injured. As per the attorney general’s office, the incident took place on Saturday, around 6:30 am on The Garden State Parkway, Bass River. On the same day, around 1:00 am, another civilian was severely wounded in another shooting that involved an officer in Paterson. As per a spokesman for the Passaic County sheriff’s office, the injured officer was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and discharged. The names of the two men are not yet known, and the investigation is carried out by the office of public integrity and the accountability in the state police central crime bureau and attorney general’s office. The State law needs that the attorney general’s office should look into deaths occurring during encounters with law enforcement.
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NYC Teachers showing their support to frontline workers by delivering meals
Two New York City teachers had come forward to support the frontline workers for their fight with Coronavirus.
Co-founders at Brooklyn Cares managed to make around 1,000 meals in just three weeks with their local support.
"It's been a very grassroots thing for us because neither one of us in the nonprofit world," Michele Levin, of Brooklyn Cares, said.
Another member at Brooklyn Cares, Stephanie Schragger, said that it was all possible with the support they received.
"We are so overwhelmed by the support that we've had from people," Schragger said.
Both managed to do this while teaching at St. Ann's School and also homeschooling their young kids.
Levin said that they had to try extra hard to make this project work "in the little pockets of time before class, after class, when our children are in bed, or on the weekends."
They decided to open Brooklyn Cares after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare system and neighborhood restaurants and
thought to help both groups.
By now, they have received nearly $17,000 to provide meals to the frontline workers. The meals prepared by them go to healthcare facilities, including Cobble Hill Health Center -- a nursing home hit hard by COVID-19.
Columbia University research shows, thousands of lives could have been saved if lockdown started a week earlier in U.S.
According to new data published by the researchers at Columbia University, if the U.S. would have implemented lockdown around a week earlier, thousands of lives could have been saved.
More than 91,000 people had died due to Coronavirus in the U.S. till May 20. Still, according to the research data from researchers, around 36,000 lives could have been saved by implementing social distancing laws and locking down just a week before it was placed. And another report in the New York Times said that if these measures had been taken two weeks earlier, the number of saved lives could have been 54,000.
New York being the hardest-hit city, went on lockdown from March 22, and the first U.S. confirmed cases came on January 20. New York took months to implement an action plan which worsened the conditions according to the report.
Researchers also acknowledged that the estimates were based on idealized hypothetical assumptions. The effect would have been different as some countries such as South Korea and Italy started aggressive plans at the end of February.
As an answer to this report, the White House blamed China for lack of transparency and WHO for the deaths caused in the U.S. and the entire world.
Tips to ensure Fitness is not compromised during the pandemic
The lockdown has kept gyms and fitness studios on a pause, and more New Yorkers are on the street for cardio.
Dr Anthony Fauci, a Coronavirus task force member, is a runner. Also, Gov. Cuomo had taken up this hobby with his daughters between his gubernatorial duties. But Annick Lamar, New York Runners coach, puts forward the fact safety is essential.
Therefore, if one is up for a run or a virtual marathon, there are some tips from NYRR:
a) Maintain Distance
Lamar says that one should follow CDC regulations and stay 6 feet away from others and one should be aware of their state rules. Also, she suggests that heading out for a run while roadways are empty, is a safer option, i.e. early morning or later in the afternoon or otherwise saving the run for a drizzly day.
She also suggests to be creative with the routes to avoid the crowd, and on seeing too many people on the same street, one can immediately take a different course.
b) Always wear a mask
Wearing a mask while heading out for a run is very important, and also, one must make sure there is enough space for others around. Trying a neck gaiter is a good alternative, although mask alone also works.
c) Running not a compulsion
Lamar also puts a counter-intuitive point that in the current situation, one does not require to run if one does not feel safe to be out there.
d) Start Slow
New runners should first try two or three 20-minute runs and avoid speeding up too quickly. She also suggests taking “walk-runs” to get one’s body becomes used to running. The walk-runs would include alternate running for two to five minutes and walking for about 30 seconds or a minute.
e) Gradually Pace Yourself
Generally for new runners, Lamar asks to keep a pace where one can hold a conversation with someone and to ensure this, one may need to talk out loud despite no company to make sure the breathing is in check.
f) Ensure wearing proper Running shoes
Good running shoes can go a long way in letting one feel comfortable and gives an enjoyable first jog. Virtual fittings and consultations for new runners are also available if required.
g) Keep at It
There is no particular thing that makes anyone a runner. It is all about making it a part of life. Lamar says that runners are whoever does it. Running may take a long time to make one feel used to it, but gradually, it will become a good habit.
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Basketball Hall of Fame Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19
Patrick Ewing, a basketball coach in Georgetown, is tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized for the treatment.
The Hall of Fame player for the Hyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in his statement, which was issued by the university. "This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine, and we will all get through this."
According to school, Ewing, 57, is the only man of its men's program who is found positive for Coronavirus.
He was a 7-foot player for the Georgetown basketball team and win the 1984 NCAA men's basketball championship and reach two more title games.
During the four years when John Thompson was playing in the Georgetown team, and the team went to 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.
He became the overall No.1 pick in 1985 after the Knicks won the NBA's first lottery. But Ewing stops leading the New York after their defeat against Hakeen Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets in NBA Finals of 1994.
Ewing played in total 17 seasons in the NBA, amongst which 15 were with the Knicks.
NYC started reopening but Governor Cuomo warn people to be safe and to follow the guidelines to flatten the curve
As the economy had started opening up, the tri-state area is learning to live the new normal life. After months, the restaurants in Connecticut are seeing lines of customers, and New Jersey is seeing lines to buy summer beach badges while maintaining social distancing.
Now up to 10 people can visit churches in New York at a time, and similar small crowds are allowed for the Memorial Day ceremonies to honor veterans. Still, the flags are half-staff to honor the thousands of lives lost in the tristate region due to coronavirus.
Seven out of 10 regions in New York had started reopening, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said that even small mistakes could lead to significant consequences, as per his seven criteria to continue the path forward.
The Governor appeals region to reopen safely and follow all the guidelines carefully.
"Increased activity only leads to increased cases if precautions aren't taken. Everyone has a role to play," Cuomo said Thursday, as he noted new daily hospitalizations had hit a months-long low. "If people get arrogant and casual about this pandemic, you will see the infection rate go up."
New York and Long Island met four out of seven criteria, and both have identified that they require to train more tracing armies as they need at least 30 tracers per 100,000 people.
Harlem Home Invasion: Suspect shot by police, a victim killed and another victim seriously injured
A home invasion led to a police-involved firing where two people died, and one was seriously injured. The authorities received a call about a shooting nearly at 6:15 pm on Wednesday.
According to police, a man knocked on the door of fifth-floor flat on St. Nicholas Terrace and immediately killed the woman who opened the door. Just as he went inside, a fight broke out between the culprit and a man in the house. Eventually, the man inside was stabbed.
In the meantime, an NYPD sergeant arrived at the crime scene, and they tried to get the man put down his weapons. Since he refused to surrender, the police had to shoot him. As per the NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo, the suspect got numerous opportunities to back off, but the suspect tried to stab the male inside the house. Thus, the sergeant released his service weapon and shot the suspect in the torso.
Both the culprit and the woman who answered the door were declared dead at the scene, whereas the other victim with serious injuries was rushed to St. Luke’s hospital for a medical emergency. Fortunately, another woman in the apartment was not hurt. The names of all the three are not yet discharged. None of the cops suffered an injury at the scene; a 12-inch kitchen knife and a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the crime scene.
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Local officials ready to reopen beaches from Friday
The beaches are almost ready for its reopening after lockdown.
Beaches in resort city will welcome visitors from Friday, as the beaches had remained closed for around two months for anything except exercising and fishing.
New signs are installed, which will remind people about social distancing and other safe practices.
The sand may be soggy, but the boardwalk is bright, and a breeze of summer is in the air.
Drew Lankford, the spokesman for the Public Works Department, said it’s a big day.
“It’s also different than what we’ve done in the past,” he said.
Visitors will sign to remind them of restrictions.
“People got to realize it’s not going to be business as usual but that doesn’t mean you can’t still go down there and enjoy yourself,” Lankford said.
The city is also preparing for the Memorial Day weekend apart from clean teams and beach ambassadors.
“We’re putting in some extra crews. We’re extending hours to have crews down there cleaning up. We’re putting extra trash cans on the beach,” Lankford said.
Lankford also said that the city is ready for Floatopia, the infamous event which made it to national news after people left the shore littered.
“Just in case, we’ve gone and made plans to have extra trash cans, crews down there checking on things, some dumpsters,” Lankford said.
Local bicycle delivery services roll into high gear due to COVID-19 pandemic
As most people are at home and choose delivery options on food and everything else, messenger at Maritime Bicycle Courier is working at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in Long Beach.
Tagquiped and Bud Abilles are both former competitive cyclists, and they launched a local delivery service in 2014, but slowly corporate delivery services drove away their business.
Even after facing hard competition, their business kept on rolling—Maritime Bicycle Courier partners with nearly 30 restaurants and businesses across the city.
"It's very important to us as a Long Beach-based business that we keep our money in Long Beach," said Ryan Hughes, co-owner of The 4th Horseman.
The 4th Horseman is the exclusive partner for Maritime Bicycle Courier for deliveries. Hughes said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, around 70% of orders placed at The 4th Horseman consist of deliveries.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the local delivery services had increased its workforce by 33%.
I'm grateful," Tagquiped said. "It's a weird blessing that the community basically has brought us back up and shown us support."
If you want to support local businesses in Long Beach, visit the Maritime Bicycle Courier website.
Omaha hospital may get overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases
The local and state official said on Friday that they are keeping a close eye on the healthcare centers and other medical centers as they worry it may become overwhelmed and workers may get fatigued.
Leaders at Nebraska medicine said that they are dealing with around 70 patients every day on an average.
But as the number of severe cases is increasing, they face some problems showing how delicate the system is.
"It's, you know, critically important to understand that the system is relatively fragile and can still be overwhelmed," said Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Division of Infectious Diseases and medical director of infection control and epidemiology.
According to these leaders, the number of patients who require extra and intensive care is increasing day by day.
Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour said the hospitals' high capacity is not directly related to COVID-19 only.
She said that they are looking at the factors which are making up the full percentage.
"We've been dealing with the COVID pandemic for several months in our area and, quite frankly, the folks who are caring for these people in the critical care setting with the most ill patients, are fatigued and we are stressed," he said.
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Pdte. Maduro denuncia infección intencionada de migrantes venezolanos con Covid-19 desde Colombia - teleSUR TV
En Venezuela se reportan hasta el momento 1.121 casos, 475 hospitalizados, 357 en centros de diagnóstico integral, 17 en clínicas privadas, 262 recuperados y 10 fallecidos.
El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acusó este domingo a su par colombiano Iván Duque promover la infección intencional de migrantes venezolanos que regresan a su país para cambiar la curva de contagio que se había mantenido controlada en este territorio desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19. LEA TAMBIÉN: Venezuela agradece a Irán envío de buques tanques en el marco del bloqueo de EE.UU. El mandatario venezolano, en una reunión ministerial televisada, alertó sobre el aumento de los casos de contagios importados, en especial provenientes de Colombia. Informó que el número de infectados en Venezuela aumentó a 1.121 casos de coronavirus para este 24 de mayo, de los cuales 75 por ciento son casos provenientes del exterior. Maduro resaltó que, de los 843 casos procedentes del extranjero, unos 433 proceden de Colombia, mientras que 95 vienen de Brasil, 49 de Perú, 36 de Ecuador, entre otros países. Este domingo la cifra de personas infectadas con coronavirus fue de 111, la más alta desde que se detectó el primero caso en Venezuela. De este número, 93 casos fueron importados o por contacto internacional, 73 de ellos, proveniente específicamente de Colombia. En tanto, 18 casos fueron de transmisión comunitaria. El mandatario venezolano alertó sobre un nuevo foco de contagio registrado en el Mercado Las Pulgas en el Zulia, estado fronterizo con Colombia. Sobre la situación sanitaria del país, Maduro expresó que existe la cantidad de camas necesarias para los pacientes que necesiten ingreso hospitalario como consecuencia de la Covid-19. Sin embargo, hizo un llamado al pueblo venezolano a cumplir con las medidas de seguridad e higiene necesarias para evitar el virus. Recalcó además que Venezuela ha realizado más de 804.000 pruebas diagnósticos para descartar la Covid-19 en el país, lo que convierte a la nación de América Latina con el mayor número de pruebas por millón de habitantes.