3 Brentwood Teens Accused of Rape

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in the trio’s hometown of Brentwood over the weekend, according to Suffolk County authorities and news reports.Bryan Larios, 18, and two 17-year-old suspects, Jose Cornejo and Joel Escobar, were arrested Friday for first-degree rape and robbery, police and court records show. Cornejo was additionally charged with first-degree sexual abuse and resisting arrest.The robbery occurred at Brentwood Middle School on Hilltop Drive at 6:15 p.m. Friday, according to police records. They robbed a male who was with the woman before they allegedly raped her in the woods at the nearby Brentwood Country Club, where she was later found by golfers.Prosecutors identified the suspects as gang members, Newsday reported.A judge ordered all three suspects held without bail. They are due back in court Wednesday.last_img read more

Manure implicated in E coli outbreak

first_img The positive finding is significant but is just one aspect of the investigation, the FDA said. Testing of other environmental samples from all four ranches is ongoing. Oct 13, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Investigators seeking the contamination source in a nationwide Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak have genetically matched an E coli strain found in manure from a California cattle ranch near spinach fields with the strain isolated from sick patients and their leftover spinach. Foodborne disease expert Craig Hedberg, PhD, told CIDRAP News that the spinach outbreak highlights a lack of attention to sanitation on farms and how that translates into disease risk. “This is going to make it impossible for the industry not to deal with these issues in the future,” said Hedberg, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, In a statement yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the investigation points to one infected lot of contaminated spinach that contained spinach from fields on four different farms. Thus, the FDA has narrowed its investigation from nine farms to four, which are located in Monterey and San Benito counties. See also: However, federal and state investigators still don’t know how the feces contaminated the spinach. Suspected transport mechanisms include agricultural runoff, irrigation water, and farm-worker hygiene. Media reports say three manure samples tested positive for the outbreak strain and that investigators have so far taken 650 samples from soil, water, and manure on the farms. “While the focus of this outbreak has narrowed to these four fields, the history of E coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to leafy greens indicates an ongoing problem,” the FDA said. The outbreak has sickened 199 people and killed 3, and has spanned 26 states and one Canadian province. Since 1995, 20 E coli outbreaks have been traced to leafy greens. Just last week, Nunes Company, Inc., a Salinas, Calif. produce marketer, recalled its green leaf lettuce because of possible E coli contamination from a secondary irrigation water source. In an Oct 10 press release the company said its follow-up tests on the recalled lettuce and irrigation water were negative for E coli O157:H7. Media reports said this is the first time investigators have been able to link an outbreak strain of E coli to a farm where contaminated spinach or lettuce was grown. The Times reported that the cattle ranch and nearby spinach operations are separated by a paved road and fences. The ranch has not been identified. Reilly told the Chronicle the farm where matching manure was found did not fully follow voluntary guidelines that growers use to prevent contamination of leafy greens. He said concerns include the proximity of the cattle to spinach fields and the failure of fences to keep wildlife out of the growing fields. Hedberg said he’s not surprised that the investigators were able to locate a possible source. “With the scope of the outbreak and the attention it got, much more effort was put into the investigation,” he said, noting that federal and state authorities had a lot of data to work with, such as product case numbers and spinach samples. Findings raise more questionsKevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the California Department of Health Services, told reporters at a press conference yesterday that the results don’t prove that the manure was responsible for the outbreak. Risky farming practices?The pasture where the contaminated cattle manure was found is part of a ranch that leases fields to spinach growers, according to an article today in the San Francisco Chronicle. Fences on the property had been penetrated by wild pigs, and investigators are assessing whether the pigs might have spread the bacteria from the cattle pasture to the spinach field, the Chronicle said. The spinach outbreak is the produce industry’s “Jack in the Box” moment, Hedberg said, referring to a nationwide, hamburger-linked E coli O157:H7 outbreak that killed four and sickened hundreds in 1993. “The Jack in the Box episode changed perceptions of eating hamburger and led to changes in how we slaughter cattle and prepare meat,” he said. “The spinach outbreak will usher in a series of changes in how we manage farms and the environment and handle fresh produce.” “The fields are surrounded, frankly, by pastures where livestock are kept,” Reilly told reporters. Reilly was quoted by the Times as saying the closeness of cattle to leafy greens farms is not uncommon in the Salinas Valley area, but that not all four of the suspected farms have both livestock and produce operations. The manure samples that tested positive for the outbreak strain were located between a half mile and a mile from a spinach field, the Los Angeles Times reported. Oct 12 FDA statementhttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/NEW01489.htmllast_img read more

Macron set to warn France virus lockdown must go on

first_imgPresident Emmanuel Macron is on Monday expected to warn France its lockdown to combat the coronavirus must go on for several more weeks at least, while also outlining how the country will recover from the crisis.At just after 8:00 pm (1800 GMT), Macron will give his third prime-time televised address to the nation on the epidemic from the Elysee palace. In his last, he announced the nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the virus from March 17.This speech will come after the first indications of a tentative easing of the crisis in France and that the lockdown is starting to have an effect, with the epidemic starting to plateau, albeit at a high level. France on Sunday reported a lower number of COVID-19 fatalities over the last 24 hours, with 315 deaths in hospital over the last day, compared with 345 the previous day.Its total toll from the coronavirus epidemic, including those who have died in nursing homes, now stands at 14,393, the health ministry said.And for the fourth consecutive day in a row, the number of patients in intensive care fell with 35 fewer patients, making a total of 6,845 people needing such treatment.But officials have warned that the situation remains serious — especially in the Ile-de-France region around Paris — with no rapid return to normal in sight. Topics :center_img May lockdown? Macron will be looking to steer a careful line between warning France that an early relaxation of the lockdown could be disastrous, while reassuring people that the government has a plan to get the country back to normal.The lockdown has confined the French to their homes for almost a month, with only brief trips allowed outside for shopping and other essential errands.Sources said Macron would announce that the lockdown must be extended beyond its current April 15 expiration date until well into May.The Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported that the restrictions could continue until the end of May, with schools only reopening with the new academic year in September. A source close to Macron told AFP that he should speak in terms of a date during May for the end of the lockdown, but after the May 8-10 holiday weekend.The date should be “long enough away so everyone understands the effort that still needs to be made but sufficiently close to sketch out how France will look afterwards”.He is not expected to issue rulings on specific questions, such as whether the wearing of masks in public should become generalized, or on tracing and testing.The source added that so far there had been no decision on keeping schools closed until September.last_img read more

Round Two Busta Champion of Champions tourney continues tomorrow

first_img-lone semi-final set for SundayROUND Two of the ongoing Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/RHTY&SC/Busta Champion of Champions 40-over tournament continues tomorrow and Sunday with a number of matches.The tournament commenced with 11 teams, six of which remain, including RHT Namilco Thunderbolt Flour, Albion Community Centre, Port Mourant, Blairmont Community Centre, Tucber Park CC and Young Warriors, who will now battle for the opportunity to reach the finals.At the Albion ground, the home team play Young Warriors,with the winner drawing a bye into the final. Albion will rely on the now in-form  Guyana Jags batsman, Jonathan Foo, while Kandasammy Surujnarine and Rajiv Ivan, both with tons to their names, along with talents like, Ritesh Umroa, Sarwan Chaitnarine and Adrian Sukhwah will be on show.Young Warriors CC, with seasoned campaigners Linden Austin, Vishal Mohabir, Suresh Dhanai, Alex Algoo, Ishwar Singh, Ricardo Ramdehol, Kassim Khan and Seon Hetmyer, will want to give good accounts of themselves.At the Area ‘H’ Ground, defending Champions, Rose Hall Town Namilco Thunderbolt Flour, led by Shawn Pereira, along with Eon Hooper, Junior Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Delbert Hicks, Jonathan Rampersaud, Jason Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall and Chanderpaul Govindhan will be keen on preserving their title reign.Their opponents, Blairmont, could post a threat especially with Seon Glasgow, Nigel Deodat, Kevin Jawahir, Javed Karim, Marvon Prashad, Shabeer Baksh and others already looking ominous from the previous rounds.The final match will feature a battle between Port Mourant and Tucber Park at the Port Mourant ground. Demetri Cameron, Arif Chan, Rampertab Ramnauth, Mahendra Boodram, Trishan Ramsarran, Quincy Burnette and Salim Khan, will represent the home team as they will want to defend their turf.Meanwhile, Tucber Park will bank on Garfield Benjamin, Martin Singh, Anthony ‘D’ Andrade, Quacy Mickle, Nial Smith, Leon Swammy and Devon Clements and others to put on a good showing.Winners of the RHT Thunderbolt Flour vs Blairmont and Port Mourant vs Tucber Park battles will clash in the lone semi-finals on Sunday at the Area ‘H’ Ground. All matches start at 11:00hrs.last_img read more

Sumner County students on the Wichita State University Dean’s honor roll for spring 2014

first_imgJacob M Rausch Shelbie N Hutchins Oxford Shelby R Bowman Sumner Newscow report — The following Sumner County students were recently named on the Wichita State University Dean’s list for the spring semester for 2014:  Laurel Lewellen D Hannah S Hamilton Andrew K Hartley Samuel S Scott Georgia A O’Brien Michael J Query Thomas C Benz Gina M Nungesser Follow us on Twitter. Kayla N Richmond South Haven Davis F Peck Carlo O Chandler Corissa L Wright Sarah M Johnson Britney A Davis E Skeet Sheba Tiffany S Roth Joseph Bolton Karissa A West Jaron R Higgins Rachel E Simon With Docia Williams Ursula M Goff Ruth A Hembergercenter_img Christian B James Caldwell Kasey A Gerber Justin A Jarman Lacey C Koester Melissa A McGlothlin Alberto I Chandler Drew W Popplewell Guinevere C Melcher Tyson L Johnson Conway Springs Kelsi N Ward The Megan Campbell Anastasia M McPeek Jake L Matt April R Wright Argonia Kaitlin M Buck Austin T Phillips Brian J Brusky Kiersten Howell D Wellington  A Sarah Amrein Stacy L Doffing Belle Plaine  Zane R May Stratton M Lange Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Redress · 319 weeks ago See Sumner county can educate people. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more