I-86 Westbound Exit 13 Closed For Hours Following Truck Rollover

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) FALCONER – A single Tractor-Trailer accident led to the closure of the I-86 westbound off ramp towards Falconer Wednesday morning.There is no word as to any injuries or a cause of the crash. Crews are currently finishing the cleanup at the scene.The Falconer Fire Department, Chautauqua County Health and Human Services, New York State Police and Ellicott Police Department assisted on scene. last_img read more

EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for 300 mln doses of Covid vaccine

first_imgThe European Commission said on Wednesday it had sealed a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for the supply of up to 300 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate.The move follows Pfizer’s announcement on Monday that its experimental vaccine developed with BioNTech was more than 90% effective, making them the first drugmakers to show successful interim data from a large-scale clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine.Under the EU deal, the 27 EU countries could buy 200 million doses, and have an option to purchase another 100 million.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Under the Pfizer-BioNtech deal, the 27 EU countries could buy 200 million doses, and have an option to purchase another 100 million.NurPhoto | Getty Images The EU has already signed supply deals with AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson for their experimental Covid-19 shots, and is talking with Moderna, CureVac and Novavax to secure their vaccines. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Wildlife agency rescues ensnared tiger in Riau pulp plantation

first_imgThe agency dispatched a rescue team, which included medical personnel, at 7 p.m.After traveling over land and water for more than two hours, the team joined the field officers of Region I section of BKSDA Riau and the workers of RAPP at the RAPP office.“That night, the team prepared to carry out an evacuation the next morning,” Suharyono said.The team arrived at the tiger’s location at 12:30 p.m. “They immediately anesthetized the tiger, cut the wire trap ensnaring the tiger’s leg and gave first aid to the open wound on the tiger’s right front leg,” said Suharyono.The female tiger is 1.7 meters long and is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old.“We estimated that the tiger had been trapped for three days as its wounds are pretty severe. Therefore, we decided to evacuate the tiger [instead of releasing the animal],” he said.The tiger was sent to be treated at the Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center (PRHSD) in Dharmasraya regency, West Sumatra. (aly)Topics : The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) rescued a female Sumatran tiger that had been severely wounded by a poacher’s snare at a pulp plantation in Pelalawan regency, Riau on Sunday.The agency received a report on the snared tiger from the PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) Estate Meranti on Saturday afternoon, after the company’s field officers found the tiger on the outskirts of the plantation.“The field officers [of RAPP] kept an eye on the tiger’s condition from a safe distance,” BKSDA Riau head Suharyono said on Monday.last_img read more

MRT Jakarta delays phase 2 construction amid COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgThe COVID-19 outbreak has forced city-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta to postpone construction of phase 2 of the Jakarta MRT.MRT Jakarta, the operator of the country’s first subway service, plans to commence construction of a 2.8 km underground tunnel from Bundaran HI to the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta in June, known as stage CP201. The plan was pushed back from March and was expected to be completed by December 2024.Phase 2 of the MRT’s development will see the construction of seven underground stations, extending 6.3 kilometer from Bundaran HI to Kota in West Jakarta. “Due to the pandemic, we decided to postpone the commencement of work until June because it is not possible for the contractor to work in the current circumstances. A lot of experts will also come from Japan,” the firm’s president director William Sabandar told journalists in a virtual meeting on Wednesday.He also said the decision was made to avoid cost overruns.“As there will be a three-month delay, the first operational stage of MRT Jakarta phase 2 [serving Bundaran HI to Monas] is slated to begin in April 2025 […] while the whole project until Kota station will be completed in March 2026,” he added.The first and second operational stages of phase 2 were initially scheduled to begin at the end of 2024 and 2025, respectively. Topics :center_img Stage CP201 will proceed alongside construction of other phase 2 stages, namely Harmoni-Mangga Besar (CP202) and Glodok-Kota (CP203), as well as the construction of railway systems and track work (CP205) and procurement of rolling stock (CP206).The firm has completed stage CP200, which was the construction of a receiving substation (RSS) at Monas.Tenders for the aforementioned stages will also continue until June, William said.Read also: From MRT to Transjakarta, here’s how services have adjusted to citywide transport restrictionsA popular mode of transportation since its launch last year, the MRT has seen a dramatic drop in ridership since the Jakarta administration imposed social restrictions, including limiting public transportation services, on March 16.Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the MRT saw an average of 100,000 passengers daily. This number has declined sharply, with only 4,134 passengers recorded on Tuesday, a 95 percent slump compared to March 6.This will result in the company falling short of its farebox and non-farebox targets this year, set at approximately Rp 290 billion and Rp 425 billion, respectively, William said.The company has developed strategies for moderate and worst-case scenarios.It has also reduced its budget for training and business trips, and postponed procurement of train simulators worth Rp 100 billion for training purposes, Wiliam said, stressing that the firm would not layoff its 699 employees.last_img read more

Industry experts criticise stress tests’ ‘one size fits all’ approach

first_imgThe results of EIOPA’s stress tests for pension funds were “unsurprising” apart from when compared with GDP, according to Georg Thurnes, chief actuary at Aon Hewitt Germany and a board member at the pension fund association aba.Thurnes said his only “a-ha moment” when reading the results came when he noted the amounts sponsoring companies would have to make up, relative to GDP, in stress scenarios.According to the results report, up to 45% of Dutch GDP would be at stake should the most adverse scenario occur.In the UK, it would be 20%, and in Ireland 30%. For Germany, the share of GDP would be less than 5%, Thurnes said.According to EIOPA, “the relatively high impact for the Netherlands is partly driven by the size of its IORP sector and its regulatory framework”.Not only have a lot of assets accumulated in the system in recent years but Dutch IORPs must also meet a funding requirement amounting to 127% of liabilities, valued on a market-consistent basis.EIOPA said the results also reflected the fact national valuation methods, national regulatory frameworks and size of IORP sector “differed considerably” among member states.For Thurnes, these figures show that “total real risks in a country’s pension system can only be assessed if the complete pension system is taken into account”.He points out that the Netherlands, the UK and Ireland rely less on the first pillar for retirement provision than Germany.Further, only parts of Germany’s funded pension system are taken into account in EIOPA’s scenarios, as not all of the vehicles in the country are IORPs.Christian Böhm, chief executive at Austria’s €4.3bn APK pension fund, also expressed concern that the national features of the various pension systems were “not fully taken into account” at the European level.He said EIOPA’s stress tests were “an attempt to try and fit mismatching systems under one headline”.“Various countries’ second pillars are as different as they are chiefly because their first-pillar systems are also very different,” he said. Another problem is that “solutions are often found to problems that do not exist”.The cross-border pension question, he said, was a case in point.“Not everything has to be changed to facilitate cross-border business because there is not that much cross-border business anyway,” he said.He added that this was not down to pension regulation but mainly to tax questions, “which cannot be resolved using an EIOPA Directive”.last_img read more

‘No local virus spread in NegOcc’

first_imgThese oversea OFWs cannot directly go home unless cleared by the provincial government, which is only after they have completed the 14-day mandatory quarantine at the provincial government-designated facility./PN Lacson asserted this despite a suspected local spread of the viral illness in this capital city, saying authorities have yet to record any local transmissions. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has reaffirmed the public that there is still no local transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 in Negros Occidental. Mostly overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the latest cases recorded by the provincial government all had travel histories outside the province, according to the governor.center_img “The province’s health protocol requires returning Negrenses to be quarantined at the Provincial Healing Center either in E.B. Magalona or the Mambukal Resort in Murcia,” he added. The most recent to test positive were Patients No. 5 and 6, who recently arrived in the country from Brazil and Dubai, respectively. Patient No. 5 is a resident of La Castellana, while Patient No. 6 is from Escalante City.Lacson said that after learning the results of the patients last week, health officials immediately moved them to the Provincial Healing Center in E.B. Magalona for treatment.last_img read more

Leeds manager Bielsa set for bumper pay-rise

first_img Loading… read also:Eze shines in QPR win over Leeds Utd Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear said: “Victor Orta, Andrea Radrizzani and I will be straight in with Marcelo next week and talking about plans for next season. “He has a review, he knows the direction he wants to take the club in and it will go from things we need on the playing side, right through to his own arrangements as well we need to resolve.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, is set for a bumper pay-rise after securing promotion back to the Premier League. The Argentine is set to sign a bumper £8million-a-year deal after taking Leeds to the Premier League as champions following a 16-year wait. The pay rise will keep Bielsa at Elland Road until at least 2022. Talks on Bielsa’s future are planned and The Sun reports only minor points need addressing before the 64-year-old puts pen to paper.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Sebastian Coates makes Sporting Lisbon loan switch

first_img The 25-year-old Uruguay international headed for Portugal following Sunderland’s capture of Ivory Coast international Lamine Kone on Wednesday evening and could make his Sporting debut against Academica at the weekend. Coates joined the Black Cats from Liverpool, initially on loan, in 2014 and made a permanent move to the Stadium of Light last summer. Press Association Sunderland have confirmed that defender Sebastian Coates has joined Sporting Lisbon on loan for the rest of the season. center_img He made 32 appearances for the club, but has been sacrificed as manager Sam Allardyce attempts to rebuild his squad while balancing the wage bill to meet Financial Fair Play regulations. last_img read more

Tongue in Chic: New York Fashion Week proves increasingly irrelevant

first_imgIt’s no coincidence that all my picks are smaller, less established brands. That’s because I’d actually wear their clothes — they’re still luxury, with all the creative flair and fine craftsmanship that entails, but they’re also way more accessible and suited for everyday wear. Whereas the heavy-hitters who’ve been around forever, simply aren’t made for the general public. I mean, Tom Ford’s show was gorgeous — Bella Hadid strutted in slinky, body-skimming chainmail — but his line is utterly unwearable. I don’t need to watch their runway shows because, one, I’m not going to see anything I’d realistically put on my own body, and two, I already know I’ll see the dresses later in some red carpet roundup.  Tiffany Kao | Daily Trojan It seems more and more people in fashion are becoming disillusioned with Fashion Week. A survey from industry news publication Fashionista that asked industry professionals their thoughts on Fashion Week garnered nearly 500 responses and revealed mixed feelings; a majority of respondents said they felt it was a waste of time and resources and that mounting big runway shows, not to mention attendees jetting around the world, exacted an environmental toll. Either way, the future of NYFW is in flux, and, in an industry infamous for its mercurial nature, there’s no telling what next season will bring.  Kitty Guo is a senior writing about fashion. Her column, “Tongue in Chic,” runs every other  Monday. It’s evident that NYFW is losing its luster. But let me be clear: It’s only New York that I’m feeling “meh” about. London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week are still on the calendar, and I’m extremely excited to see what they deliver. But for New York, the hype simply isn’t there — it’s moved overseas.  These are brands that are culturally relevant, that are inspiring discussion and moving the fashion conversation forward. Sandy Liang’s neon-trimmed fleeces, inspired by her childhood, were dubbed the hottest jacket in menswear by GQ; Eckhaus Latta recently mounted a full-scale solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the summer, Katie Holmes went viral when she stepped out in Khaite’s cashmere bra, which instantly sold out.  As a fashion columnist, it would be an egregious oversight for me not to mention that it is currently New York Fashion Week, where brands will showcase their autumn/winter ready-to-wear collections. The week officially kicked off this Monday, Feb. 3 and goes until this Wednesday. Some brands that are showing include Helmut Lang, The Row and Marc Jacobs. Some brands that include not showing are Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Pyer Moss. The brand that made waves by ditching New York for Los Angeles, Tom Ford, staged his runway show Friday night at Milk Studios Hollywood in front of a gaggle of celebrity attendees, including Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Jenner and Lil Nas X. center_img And yet, I kind of … don’t care. And I’m not the only one who feels that way, as a rash of articles have popped up in the last few days declaring NYFW “irrelevant” and explaining the decision to skip the whole thing entirely.  When it comes to New York’s roster, there are only a few brands I’m interested in seeing: Sandy Liang, Eckhaus Latta, Khaite. Other buzzy emerging designers I would’ve loved to see, like Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Pyer Moss, have opted out of the fracas entirely. The rest … I can take it or leave it.  Plus, there were shows that were just plain bad. Christian Siriano (who does great work advancing diversity and size inclusivity in fashion) based his collection on “Birds of Prey,” the new Harley Quinn movie. Of course not every season needs to go down in history books, but … why? I liked some looks, such as a ruffly black leather getup, but some, like a confetti-colored fringed bolero, looked like something you’d get at Party City and then toss in the trash after spilling your martini on it.  OK, great! Now that’s out of the way … Look, I know I should care. For fashion reporters, NYFW is basically awards season for entertainment writers or election time for political journalists. Fashion Week happens twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, and it’s a whirlwind of runway shows, street-style candids and cocktail parties, where everyone jostles to see and be seen. As someone who one day aspires to the position of Vanessa Friedman or Robin Givhan, wading into the thick of NYFW is non-negotiable. last_img read more

Goaltender play to blame for day-and-night performance

first_imgAndy Bohmbach scores an incredible mid-air shot against the rival Gophers.[/media-credit]Nowhere was Wisconsin’s day-and-night performance against Minnesota more evident than in goal. After UM goaltender Alex Kangas struggled to make saves Friday night, UW’s Brett Bennett had similar troubles Saturday.UW head coach Mike Eaves had relied on a Friday-Saturday rotation of juniors Bennett and Scott Gudmandson up to this point, but started Bennett on consecutive nights for the first time Saturday. Bennett responded by giving up four goals on 27 shots faced.“I think a lot of it was more mental than anything. Last night I felt in the game, a little more focused,” he said. “I felt, just different (Saturday). It was the first time playing back-to-back nights in a long time — I can’t remember the last time.”The junior goaltender had a better game Friday, making 16 saves on 18 shots. Eaves saw enough in Bennett Friday to finally give him a back-to-back start.“I thought looking at film and watching the way he played last night, there was this aura, this confidence,” he said. “And we talked about it as a staff, and felt that against this component, let him ride it, let him ride it out. And maybe he put too much pressure on himself and fought it a little bit.”Bennett looked out of sorts and jumpy much of the game, and it was especially evident on Minnesota’s third goal. Wisconsin turned the puck over at its own blue line and Bennett found himself out of position, giving Minnesota’s Patrick White an open net to shoot at from the slot.The junior also got beat on a wrist shot over his right shoulder for the first goal of the game. His defense didn’t do him any favors though, as they gave up a number of odd-man rushes and blocked just 10 shots — after blocking 30 Friday night.Eaves may have been trying to find a consistent starter by playing Bennett in consecutive games. Last season the Badgers relied on the now-graduated Shane Connelly, who started 37-of-40 games for UW. Eaves said he just felt good about Bennett’s play Friday.“It was just the way we felt about the way he played last night, indicated that this would be a good thing to do for our team right now,” he said. “So, we gave it a go — at some point during this course of the season, we’re going to have to do it again. Tonight it didn’t work out the way that we’d hoped.”“It’s going to come, it’s going to come,” Bennett added. “I felt I didn’t play well, but I felt there was things in my game that looked good, I felt good in some aspects of the game.”Coming up emptyDespite Wisconsin outshooting Minnesota 79-46 for the series, the Gophers outscored the Badgers 7-6. UW was able to come up with four goals on its 32 shots Friday, but scored on just two of its 47 shots Saturday.Last weekend, Wisconsin outshot New Hampshire 96-35 en route to 4-1 and 6-1 wins.It took the Badgers until the second period to score against UNH in the second game despite a 13-shot first period, and that tough luck was on display again Saturday night against Minnesota.UW fired 32 shots on goal in the first two periods against UM before Jake Gardiner finally got a slap shot past the Gophers’ Kangas 28 seconds into the third. The main difference between Saturdays against UNH and UM was that UW found itself in a 3-0 hole before it scored against the Gophers.“Talking after the second period, the thing that happened in the second, when it was a 2-0 game — before it became 3-0 — we started to press, as most young people will. And even pro guys do it,” Eaves said. “You’re working hard, you’re not getting rewarded for the things that you’re doing.“And then all of a sudden on the power play, we’re trying to do it ourselves, or we’re shooting the puck when we should be passing and we’re not taking what was given.”UW senior captain Ben Street didn’t think the Badgers got too worried about being down though.“We didn’t really lose composure too much I don’t think — we just kept pressing,” he said. “After a while, you’re down 2-0, you’re getting lots of chances but they’re not going in, you start to grip the stick a little tighter.”Despite consistently outshooting its opponents, UW seems to have trouble converting the large number of shots it produces into goals. Minnesota at one point had three shots on goal, with two of them scoring. Street said he lost track of how many scoring chances the Badgers had Saturday.“I don’t know. I mean, lots. We definitely created a lot, we were buzzing around their net a fair bit,” he said. “It was just one of those things; we created a lot of chances and you have to try to bury a few. And we didn’t do that tonight.”last_img read more