Crash shuts down parts of Route 17C in Waverly

first_imgTraffic is being diverted at State Route 282 in Nichols onto State Route 17 westbound to Exit 61 in Waverly. All State Route 17C eastbound traffic is being diverted to State Route 17 eastbound to State Route 82 in Nichols. According to 511NY, both lanes of traffic are blocked between Heath and Ellis Creek Roads. A witness told 12 News a car crashed into the back of a dump truck. The crash occurred just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. WAVERLY (WBNG) — Emergency crews and the New York State Department of Transportation are on the scene of a serious crash on State Route 17C near Waverly.center_img 12 News has a crew on the way to the crash. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more information.last_img read more

George Floyd’s Grand Funeral Procession in Houston

first_imgHOUSTON — George Floyd’s golden casket is on its way to a Texas cemetery for burial. Many mourners lined the streets to pay tribute to the slain arrest suspect as the white horse drawn carriage carrying Floyd made its way through Houston.After emotional tributes from Floyd’s family, a song from Ne-Yo, a recorded message from Joe Biden and a eulogy from the Rev. Al Sharpton, Floyd’s casket was carried on the shoulders of pall bearers out of Fountain of Praise church in Houston.Many in the family section of the church held out their hands in the direction of the casket as it departed, as the hymn “I Shall Wear a Crown” rang through the church. Others held up their phones to film it.The more than 500 face-masked mourners in the congregation for the four-hour service included actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, and J.J. Watt of the NFL’s Houston Texans.The service and upcoming burial bring to a close nearly a week of memorials and remembrances of Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis inspired protests around the world.last_img read more

Narine slams century, Singh captures 7 for 12 in Essequibo T20 Big Bash League

first_imgBy Elroy StephneyFORMER national T20 all-rounder Ramesh Narine smacked the tournament’s fourth century and his first in the T20 format, while fast bowler Punraj Singh captured amazing figures of 7 for 12 in the highlights of the latest round of the Essequibo T20 Big Bash League played on Sunday at various venues.In the process there were wins for Bacchus Bulls, Reliance Hustlers, Affiance #1, Queenstown SC, Rising Stars, Young Achievers, Devonshire Castle, Walton Hall, Sparwin, Golden Fleece and Cotton Field Strikers.At the Reliance ground, the hosts Reliance Hustlers amassed a mammoth 257-3 from their 20 overs with Ramesh Narine hammering a blistering unbeaten 107 (13×6, 5×4). He added an unbroken 161-run partnership with Essequibo Under-17 batsman Abdool Nadir who stroked 80 (12×4, 2×6) as the pair delighted the fair-size crowd.In reply, an unbeaten 68 (7×6, 3×4) from Beesham Dasrath was not enough as Crown XI could reach only 172-7 when their overs expired to lose by 85 runs. Medium fast bowler Seon Fraser 3-24 (4) and Marvin Pearson 2-23 (4) did the damage with the ball.At the same venue in the second match, an unbeaten 55 (9×4) from Ramprakash Paul earned a 4-wicket win for Sparwin against Rebels XI who could gather only 127-7 from their 20 overs. Sparwin then flew to victory in just 15 overs.Punraj Singh claimed a personal-best 7 for 12.At Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance, Bacchus Bulls had a field day against Lima United, who were routed for just 29 runs in 7 overs. It was the pace, bounce and swing of Punraj Singh who terrorised his opponents with career-best figures of 7-12 (4).The Bulls then reached the meagre target without loss for an emphatic 10-wicket victory. Another low-scoring game saw Young Achievers gain a 35-run win after posting 77, to which the Jaguars crawled to 43 all out.At the Walton Hall ground, Devonshire Castle, despite an early setback after being precariously placed at 21-4, recovered to post 162-9 from their 20 overs with Sudesh Lall 44 (5×4, 2×6) and Dinesh Chattergoon 31 (4×4) being the principal scorers. Medium fast bowler Rovin Doonauth grabbed 4-18 (4).In reply, former Essequibo senior inter-county batsman Elroy Stephney 37 (6×4) and Basil Persaud 22 (3×4) did not do enough, as Reliance Hustlers were restricted to 148-8 in their allotted overs to lose by 17 runs.At the same venue, Rising Star continue to shine with a massive 97-run triumph against Charity SC. After winning the toss and batting, Rising Star pitched to 191-8 (20) with a solid 66 (9×4, 2×6) from former national Under-19 batsman Latchman Rohit and 40 (6×4) from national wicketkeeper batsman Kemol Savory.Charity SC, stunned by a hostile spell of fast bowling from Essequibo Franchise player Quintin Sampson, who claimed 4-15 (4) including a hat-trick. were all out for 94 in 16 overs.At the Pomona ground in South, Cotton Field Strikers defeated Jaguars Over-40 by 84 runs after scoring 177, then bundling out their opponents for 93.At the same venue, Aurora Knight Riders also gained victory after reaching 138-6 then reduced NOC for 111-8 to win by 27 runs. At the Golden Fleece ground, the hosts held on to a nail-biter after scoring only 88 all-out in 14 overs. They then bowled and fielded superbly to rout Scheme Gunners for 73 in 16 overs for an exciting 15-run win.In other matches, Queenstown SC made light work against WD Gunners who suffered their third straight loss after batting first and scoring 119-8 (20). Queenstown SC were then led by Jonathan Fernandes who counted 9×4, 3×6 in his impressive 70, to guide his side to 120-5 in 17 overs.Also in winners’ row were Walton Hall and Affiance #1 but no scores were available.Meanwhile in a release, the Organising Committee has taken the decision to suspend the competition indefinitely due to the national threat of the Coronavirus. Clubs are also advised to take all necessary precautions and avoid being in large gatherings.last_img read more

Valve forced to disable skin trading for Dutch customers

first_imgNews broke on June 20 that Dutch gamers would no longer be able to trade CS:GO or Dota skins via the Steam marketplace; this action was made by Valve in response to the Dutch Gaming Authority ruling which deemed loot boxes as a form of gambling. Back in April, the Dutch Gaming Authority announced they would examine a handful of popular games that were possibly infringing upon Dutch gambling laws; the report indicated giving developers a deadline of June 20 to revise these in-game features to meet legal requirements or face a penalty in the form of a fine or banning the games entirely. In the Dutch Gaming Authority study, they stated: “The reason is that the content of these loot boxes is determined by chance and that the prizes to be won can be traded outside of the game: the prizes have a market value,” the report says. “Offering these types of games of chance to Dutch consumers without a license is prohibited.”. We recently defined loot boxes more clearly here, if you’re unsure of its gambling proximity.Souce – appeared transparent in the condition they came to be in today, their statement – copied and posted above – indicated a sense of puzzlement on how to resolve this issue. The story has just started to unravel, and the legal friction ahead is likely to be rocky as the ruling will insert a radical hitch in the side of Valve’s economy.The Dutch aren’t the first to take notice of the abrasiveness within loot boxes legality either; Asia, for example, advanced the issue differently, announcing companies must disclose the odds of items that could be gathered from loot boxes. The Belgian Gaming Commission went on to deem loot boxes illegal with a more inelastic approach to the matter, citing shrill consequences for publishers such as “a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to 800,000 euros“The news is right on course with the deadline asserted by the group, and given Valve was afforded roughly eight weeks of notice, we’re unsure as to why they decided to go public with this information on the day it came into effect. Regardless of whether this fell on Valve or the Dutch Gaming Authority to bring to attention, the revelation has already incited some uproar among the Dutch gaming community. Without warning, the skin inventory of these gamers has essentially lost all monetary value – and while a heads up could have provided an opportunity to pawn these items off, they’re now simply just cosmetics until further notice.Esports Insider says: While the disabling of trading skins for Dutch gamers seems firm, we anticipate Valve will attempt to find some sort of middle ground with the Dutch Gaming Authority. Bearing in mind the weight of this ruling and its implications on Valve’s economy, a large legal quarrel seems imminent. Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more