West Babylon Man Charged With Wrong Way DWI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A West Babylon man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk the wrong way for more than a mile on Sunrise Highway early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.A Highway Patrol officer spotted a gray Pontiac G6 heading eastbound on the westbound lanes near Connetquot Avenue in Islip Terrace and stopped its driver, Charles Falco, near Oakdale-Bohemia Road in Oakdale at 12:15 a.m., police said.The 50-year-old was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving the wrong way and failure to comply.Falco will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Man attempts to rob a convenience store using a pipe

first_imgOfficials in Fort Myers are currently searching for a man who reportedly attacked a convenience store clerk with a metal object.The incident occurred at a 7-Eleven store on 11700 S Cleveland Avenue just after 1 a.m.Officials say the suspect came into the store with a metal pipe and demanded that the clerk give him money from the cash register, however, the clerk decided to fight back.The suspect then ran out of the store and away from the scene.Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers shared a video on their Facebook page:The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, standing between 5-feet, 5-inches tall and 5-feet-7-inches with a tattoo on the side of his neck.Officials are asking for anyone who believes that they have information about the suspect you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at  800-780-TIPS.last_img read more

Hearts new coach arrives with cautious optimism

first_imgHearts of Oak’s new Serbian trainer, Vucicevic Nebojsa arrived last night to assume his rather arduous duty of overseeing a revesal in the fortunes of a club that has had little smiles this season.A hopeful Nebojsa told Joy Sports’ Tony Bebli he is well aware that he has a tough task of ensuring the Phobians play well again this season.The 44-year-old has an immediate task of selecting his first team squad of 25 before the league resumes in five weeks time.He said he had all the information about the club that he needed to make the right decisions.Coach Nebojsa said he knew there will be intense pressure on him to achieve results and he is bracing for it.There are high expectations of the new coach and club’s CEO, Fred Crentsil is confident the Serbian will turn things around. He said the club was losing all its matches in the latter parts of the game and in most cases by one goal margins.Mr Crentsil believes the new coach will assess the situation and find an antidote to it.Vucicevic will be at the Accra Sports stadium this Sunday to see his team take on lower division side Pure Joy in the MTN FA Cup round of 64 matches. And former Hearts Coach Nii Noi Thompson who now manages Pure Joy FC believes it’s the best time to play his former side.“We are working very hard for this match and as you already know, this is a knockout match and when you lose the match, you are out of the competition so we won’t want to lose this match,” he said.Source: Joy News/Ghanalast_img read more

Warriors get their wish with first-round opponent

first_imghttps://youtu.be/sWbWTQwWA1YCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceMEMPHIS, TENN. – Klay Thompson spoke his wish into existence. The Warriors will play the Clippers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which will afford the defending champions to make a one-hour flight and enjoy the beautiful climate in Los Angeles.“Just not having to change two time zones is a big deal,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said following the Warriors’ 132-117 loss in their …last_img read more

Gerald Anderson impressive in Chooks 3×3 debut

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:18Guanzon on third party issues: It’s always the guy’s fault00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “It was a good game, pretty intense. This was my first 3×3 game,” Anderson said. “The team is okay, we just fell short in the last game but it was a learning experience.”Anderson also plays for the Shoemasters in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.Anderson said that he is honored to get the chance to play at an elite level in the Chooks to Go 3×3 tournament, which is geared toward helping the country make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“It’s privilege for me to get to play with the best players in the Philippines. Just to be able to compete, it’s just a good feeling and such a big fullfilment for me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Take a l👀k at Gerald Anderson’s impressive #ChooksPilipinas3x3 debut for the Marikina Shoemasters 👟#Chooks3x3onESPN5 pic.twitter.com/PMKjotBvbE— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) March 1, 2019 Gerald Anderson plays for Marikina in the Fiba 3×3 tournament. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Gerald Anderson finally made his debut in the Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3×3 on Friday and he showed why he was worth the wait.Anderson was impressive in his first game with Marikina, leading the Shoemasters to a 17-14 upset of league-leading 1Bataan Risers in the group stages of the third leg at SM Fairview Events Center.ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Even with ONE bantamweight belt in his arms, Kevin Belingon remains hungry as ever MOST READ The actor made a good account of himself in his first 3×3 match, which is far different from the usual 5 on 5 game. He had 11 points in the victory, scoring his team’s last seven points to the delight of the sizeable crowd.The team that Anderson and the Shoemasters beat went on to rule the third stop of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Nanotracer tester tells about wells

first_imghttp://news.rice.edu/files/2014/02/0224_FRAC-1-web.jpgRice University chemist Andrew Barron with the prototype of a device that allows for rapid testing of nanotracers for the evaluation of wells subject to hydraulic fracturing. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) AddThis http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/02/0224_FRAC-2-web.jpgRice University chemist Andrew Barron and graduate student Brittany Oliva-Chatelain investigate the prototype of a device that allows for rapid testing of nanotracers for the evaluation of wells subject to hydraulic fracturing. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6.3-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU.center_img ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduNanotracer tester tells about wellsRice University lab builds rig to evaluate oil, gas wells in fracturing operations HOUSTON – (Feb. 24, 2014) – A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers.The device gathers data on how tracers – microscopic particles that can be pumped into and recovered from wells – move through deep rock formations that have been opened by hydraulic fracturing.Drilling companies use fracturing to pump oil and gas from previously unreachable reservoirs. Fluids are pumped into a wellbore under high pressure to fracture rocks, and materials called “proppants,” like sand or ceramic, hold the fractures open. “They’re basically making a crack in the rock and filling it with little beads,” said Rice chemist Andrew Barron, whose lab produced the device detailed in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science Processes and Impacts.But the companies struggle to know which insertion wells — where fluids are pumped in — are connected to the production wells where oil and gas are pumped out. “They may be pumping down three wells and producing from six, but they have very little idea of which well is connected to which,” he said.Tracer or sensor particles added to fracturing fluids help solve that problem, but there’s plenty of room for optimization, especially in minimizing the volume of nanoparticles used now, he said. “Ideally, we would take a very small amount of a particle that does not interact with proppant, rock or the gunk that’s been pumped downhole, inject it in one well and collect it at the production well. The time it takes to go from one to the other will tell you about the connectivity underground.”Barron explained the proppant itself accounts for most of the surface area the nanoparticles encounter, so it’s important to tune the tracers to the type of proppant used.He said the industry lacks a uniform method to test and optimize custom-designed nanoparticles for particular formations and fluids. The ultimate goal  is to optimize the particles so they don’t clump together or stick to the rock or proppant and can be reliably identified when they exit the production well.The automated device by Barron, Rice alumnus Samuel Maguire-Boyle and their colleagues allows them to run nanotracers through a small model of a geological formation and quickly analyze what comes out the other side.The device sends a tiny amount of silver nanoparticle tracers in rapid pulses through a solid column, simulating the much longer path the particles would travel in a well. That gives the researchers an accurate look at both how sticky and how robust the particles are.“We chose silver nanoparticles for their plasmon resonance,” Barron said. “They’re very easy to see (with a spectroscope) making for high-quality data.” He said silver nanoparticles would be impractical in a real well, but because they’re easy to modify with other useful chemicals, they are good models for custom nanoparticles.“The process is simple enough that our undergraduates make different nanoparticles and very quickly test them to find out how they behave,” Barron said.The method also shows promise for tracking water from source to destination, which could be valuable for government agencies that want to understand how aquifers are linked or want to trace the flow of elements like pollutants in a water supply, he said.Barron said the Rice lab won’t oversee production of the test rig, but it doesn’t have to. “We just published the paper, but if companies want to make their own, it includes the instructions. The supplementary material is basically a manual for how to do this,” he said.Co-authors of the paper include Rice undergraduates David Garner, Jessica Heimann and Lucy Gao and graduate alumnus Alvin Orbaek.The Robert A. Welch Foundation supported the research.-30-Read the abstract at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/em/c3em00718a#!divAbstractThis news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/2014/02/23/nanotracer-tester-tells-about-wells/Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated Materials:Barron Research Group: http://barron.rice.edu/Barron.htmlImages for download:last_img read more