Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail RoadA broken Long Island Power Authority utility pole is the cause of service suspensions on the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches of the Long Island Rail Road Thursday afternoon, officials said.The railroad has suspended service in both directions east of Mineola on those two branches as crews continue to work on the utility pole, which is leaning on electrical lines west of the Hicksville station.The utility anticipates to resolve the issue by 1:30 p.m., the LIRR said.In the meantime, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma trains are being combined and departing from Penn Station on the Ronkonkoma branches train times. The trains are being routed to Babylon, where riders will transfer for diesel train shuttle service to Hicksville, the LIRR said.
continue reading » When I arrived in the United States in 1991 to study economics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on a Fulbright Scholarship, the first question people inevitably asked me was, “Where are you from?” I was born and raised in Panama, so the answer was easy each time I was asked. And I was asked the question a lot.For the most part, I’ve lived in the U.S. ever since that time. I married my wife—a Wisconsin native— and settled in the city of Janesville where we raised a son and a daughter. I was granted U.S. citizenship in 2014 and carry a U.S. passport. And I still get asked the question, “Where are you from?” These days, the answer isn’t quite as simple.Like many Hispanics in America, I identify strongly both with my country of origin and my adopted home. Fluent in both Spanish and English, I move comfortably in both worlds, and yet don’t feel fully a part of either one. There’s a duality to my life, an “in-between,” a situation that exists for many Hispanics. I tend to think of it as an “otherness,” with both feet planted firmly in each of two distinctly different cultures and not fully anchored to either one.Fortunately, I’ve turned what some see as an insurmountable challenge into distinct opportunities. It took a while for me as a young man to learn the norms and behaviors acceptable in my new American home. But I was an eager student and made it a point to understand and accept changes without fully losing aspects of my Panamanian culture and heritage. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A statement from the FA read: “A claim of wrongful dismissal submitted by West Ham United in relation to Adrian has been unsuccessful following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing earlier today. “The goalkeeper was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Leicester City on Saturday (August 15, 2015). “Therefore, the player’s three-match suspension, which is the standard penalty for this offence, remains with immediate effect. “For a club to be successful with a claim of wrongful dismissal, it must prove to an Independent Regulatory Commission via written and/or video evidence that the match referee made an obvious error.” West Ham boss Slaven Bilic said on Saturday that the challenge “could have been seen as a red (card)” but “it’s obvious he didn’t mean it to kick Vardy… it wasn’t intentional.” Adrian took to Twitter to say his actions did not warrant a sending off from referee Anthony Taylor. But the pleas were dismissed and it now appears summer signing Darren Randolph will come in for Saturday’s match at home to Bournemouth. However, there may yet be competition in the form of ex-England goalkeeper Robert Green, who is reportedly close to returning to his former club from QPR. The goalkeeper will miss the matches with Bournemouth, Liverpool and Newcastle after a wrongful dismissal claim was rejected, the Football Association has announced. Adrian was sent off late in last weekend’s 2-1 loss for a challenge on Jamie Vardy after he went up for a corner. West Ham have lost their appeal over the sending-off of goalkeeper Adrian against Leicester and his three-match ban starts immediately. Press Association
“It’s always been my dream to be a footballer in the Premier League, and I’m happy to be here and do that. “The Premier League is well known for being a very physical league. It’s a bit different to France. It’s not something that concerns me, although maybe I’ll have to take a bit of time to get used to it. Once I do, I’ll be fine.” Steve McClaren’s men head for Old Trafford having allowed the positives from an encouraging opening-day display against Southampton to dissipate with a poor performance in defeat at Swansea last weekend, and the head coach will be looking for a significant response. Thauvin has been at his new club for just a matter of days, but he insists he is ready to play. He said: “Of course, it’s a magnificent stadium, a magnificent ground and they are a massive team too in the Premier League, so it’s always an honour and a pleasure to be able to play in such places. “I did pre-season at Marseille, played in all the friendly games – I even started the season out there, so if the coach needs me, I am there.” Newcastle had chased France Under-21 Thauvin for more than two years, although he revealed there was a time when he might have ended up at Arsenal instead. He said: “Two or three seasons ago, Arsene Wenger perhaps made an approach with Arsenal, but apart from Arsenal, Newcastle are the only other club who have made an approach for me in the past.” Newcastle’s new signing Florian Thauvin has shrugged off his £13million price-tag as he prepares for the challenge of proving himself in the Barclays Premier League. The 22-year-old winger, who completed his move from Marseille to Tyneside on Wednesday, could be thrown in at the deep end at Manchester United on Saturday, but is relishing the task of justifying the Magpies’ investment in him. Thauvin said: “It’s not a problem for me to have such a high price-tag. I’m a footballer, and that’s my passion and my job. Press Association