Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a minivan while walking on the Southern State Parkway in North Merrick on Monday morning.New York State police said Peter Perri was walking in the roadway when he was hit by an eastbound Honda Odyssey near exit 23 for Meadowbrook Road shortly after 6 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, who was note charged, was treated for minor injuries at Nassau University Medical Center.The eastbound lanes of the parkway was closed for hours while investigators were on the scene. Troopers are continuing the investigation and ask any witnesses to call them 631-756-3300.
Based on the said bulletin, Kanlaonexhibited a general decline of monitoring parameters to normal/baseline valuessince June 2019, indicating a return to normalcy. The monitoring parameters includevolcanic earthquake activity, ground deformation, gas emission, and visualobservation of the summit. The Phivolcs-Department of Science andTechnology (DOST) released the last Kanlaon Volcano Bulletin on Oct. 25, 2019when it issued a notice for the lowering of the volcano’s alert status fromAlert Level 1 (abnormal) to Alert Level 0 (normal). “It’s still on Alert Level 0. Althoughvolcanic earthquakes are still being recorded, there are no significant changesin other monitoring parameters,” Quintia said. Phivolcs-DOST reminded the public toavoid entry into the four-kilometer radius permanent danger zone due toperennial hazards of rockfalls, avalanches, sudden outgassing, and steam-drivenor phreatic eruption at the summit area. The information was relayed byZeaphard Caelian, head of the Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster ManagementProgram Division, based on a message he received from Andelene Quintia ofPhivolcs-Kanlaon Observation Station in La Carlota City on Wednesday. “This means that observationalparameters have returned to baseline levels and no magmatic eruption isforeseen in the immediate future. However, in the event of a renewed increasein any one or combination of the monitoring parameters, the alert status maystep up once again to Alert Level 1,” it added. BACOLOD City – The alert status of Mt.Kanlaon in Negros Island, one of the active volcanoes in the country, remainsnormal despite reported volcanic quakes, the Philippine Institute ofVolcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. It said it is “closely monitoringKanlaon’s condition and any new development will be immediately communicated toall concerned.”(With a report from PNA/PN) A photo of Mt. Kanlaon was taken in La Castellana, Negros Occidental last year. The active volcano remains on Alert Level 0 or “normal status,” according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Jan. 15. ERWIN P. NICAVERA Misleading reports about the activityof Mt. Kanlaon have been circulating on social media after the eruption of TaalVolcano in Batangas.
An historic new partnership is helping drive the game of golf on the Isle of Man. The men and women’s organisations on the island have come together to form Isle of Man Golf, a united campaign to grow the sport and support the eight clubs on the island. The island is only the second region of England to merge the men and women’s organisations, following Northamptonshire, although at national level both sides of the sport are now represented by England Golf, while next year will see the R&A and the Ladies Golf Union become one body. The merger of the two organisations means just one body is now responsible for the promotion and development of golf on the island, where there are more than 2,500 active club members already. However it is hoped the new partnership will grow this figure. Melanie Jansen (pictured) has been appointed IOM golf development officer to help encourage more people to take up golf and to increase club membership. Melanie is a Chartered Accountant by profession, but holds coaching qualifications in a number of sports, and has been one of the driving forces behind the Western Swimming Pool Board over the last 14 years. Daughter Breeshey is the IOM Ladies Champion and a member of the England Regional Performance Squad, while her other children, Pheric and Dollin, are also keen golfers at the Peel Juniors Section. Melanie remarked: “We are so fortunate to have eight wonderful affiliated golf courses on the Island, each playing an important role in our community and Island life. “IOM Golf is keen to work alongside and support our clubs in their future development and success by the promotion of the sport and ensuring that golf is made more accessible to all.” She added: “The days of a golf club being able to operate successfully purely based on membership are long gone and our golf clubs need to review activities in order to survive against competition from other activities or sports.” Isle of Man Golf President Geoff Skillicorn commented: “Not only is the focus on making our better players even better through defined coaching, encouraging play in more challenging competitions, and achieving success at national and international level, but also at the start of the golfing journey in encouraging our junior golfers by working more with our schools and colleges.” Gary Jakeman is the new General Secretary. He is also the Chairman of the Island Games Association, and has recently retired from his role as ICT Manager at QEII School. The work of the development group is supported by Manx Sport & Recreation, who have identified golf as a key community sport. The organisation has revamped its website – www.isleofmangolf.im – to provide an invaluable source of information For more information contact Melanie Jansen, golf development officer for Isle of Man Golf, email: [email protected] 6 Jun 2016 New partnership drives Isle of Man golf