Long Island 9/11 Memorial Events Set for 15th Anniversary

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is being remembered at memorial events across Long Island, which was home to about 500 of the more than 2,750 victims from the collapse of the World Trade Towers.Vigils large and small will be held at local 9/11 memorial sites and other venues leading up to Sunday, as well as during and after the exact times four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Penn.What follows are more than a dozen events planned across Nassau and Suffolk counties:Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance CeremonyThe ceremony will include family members reading the names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks. 9/11 Memorial, Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hemptead Tpke., East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.Memorial ServiceHorton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale College, Farmingdale. calendar.farmingdale.edu 10 a.m. Sept. 9.9/11 MemorialPay tribute in honor and memory to all those lost, all those saved, and all those who gave of themselves. Hofstra University Labyrinth, CV Starr Hall Courtyard, Hempstead. events.hofstra.edu 11 a.m. Sept. 9.Memorial ServiceA remembrance service by the sea. Point Lookout Beach, Lido Blvd., Point Lookout. toh.li/events 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial CeremonyFifteenth Anniversary September 11th Memorial Service. Mary Jane Davies Green, Plandome Road, Manhasset. northhempsteadny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceH. Lee Dennison Building, 9/11 Memorial Site, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 TributesOfficials, clergy and veterans will gather to take a moment to remember those lives lost on 9/11. Long Beach Recreation Center Parking Lot. longbeachny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceVeteran’s Memorial Park, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip. townofislip-ny.gov 9 a.m. Sept. 11.September 11th AnniversaryService honoring emergency service workers. Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street, Farmingdale. farmingdaleumc.org 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceSetauket Fire Department Station 3, Nicolls Road, Setauket. setauketfd.com 10 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 RemembranceMembers of the Long Beach Community will gather for a 9/11-remembrance service. Virginia Avenue Remembrance Garden, Long Beach. 11 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 Remembrance 15th AnniversaryShowing of Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero. A documentary showing never-before-seen footage of  the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath. $10 for members, $15 for public. 423 Park Ave, Huntington. cinermaartscentre.org 2 p.m. Sept. 11.Dedication CeremonyThe Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a Memorial to 9/11. It will be dedicated to all those who died in the World Trade Center; and will be a monument to their memory. Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. gofundme.com 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11.Memorial Service9/11 Memorial Park. Lynbrook Village Hall, 1 Columbus Dr., Lynbrook. www.lynbrookvillage.net 6 p.m. Sept. 11.September 11th ServiceMemorial Park behind East Rockaway Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway. villageofeastrockaway.org 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Moonlight Memorial ServiceBagpipes, singers and other remembrances honoring those lost. Common Ground at Rotary Park, between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville. thecommonground.com 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Remembrance CeremonyMineola Memorial Park, Marcellus Road, Mineola. mineola-ny.gov 7 p.m. Sept. 11.9/11 FD TributeThe Long Beach Fire Department will be holding a ceremony to pay tribute to victims, and honor first responders. West Park Avenue at Lafayette Blvd. longbeachny.gov 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.9/11 ServiceSt. James Fire Department, 221 Jefferson Ave., St. James. 8 p.m. Sept. 11.An Evening of RemembranceSeptember 11th Candlelight Memorial, Reese Memorial Park, Church St., Malverne. malvernecommunity.com 8 p.m. Sept. 11.Reading of the NamesA ceremony honoring the first responders. Responders’ Memorial, Corner of Gibbs Pond Road and Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset. respondersremembered.com 10 a.m. Sept. 17.–Compiled by Natalie Colopriscolast_img read more

Stenson Hopes to Win Nine More Majors to Surpass Ibrahimmovic

first_imgIbrahimovic recently signed for Manchester United after scoring 50 goals in 51 matches for French champions Paris St-Germain last season.He also won 12 trophies in four seasons with the French club.Stenson has little time to savour his Open win given the fourth major of the year, the USPGA Championship, starts at Baltusrol on 28 July.“This is huge back home and it has been quite chaotic with all the media, but it’s all good and I’m just going to try to recharge,” he said.The world’s top four players – Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson – have all withdrawn from next month’s Rio Olympics.They have cited concerns over the Zika virus, which has been linked to defects in newborn babies and also found to cause Guillain-Barre, a rare neurological syndrome that leads to temporary paralysis in adults.Stenson, now fifth in the world rankings, said he is looking forward to competing in Rio in what is golf’s first appearance at the Olympics for 112 years.“I’m a huge sporting fan in general and to see an Olympic Games from the inside and participate is going to be huge,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.“If I can do myself and my country proud by bringing home a medal, that would be awesome. I’ve got a Claret Jug now and any Olympic medal would be quite nice to put next to it in the trophy cabinet.”Stenson birdied four of his final five holes at Royal Troon and had 10 in total in a round of 63 to finish three shots clear of American Phil Mickelson.“I was so zoned in the last five holes I didn’t know how many birdies I had made in that round,” said Stenson.“I was so focused on getting the job done, it was not until I had that birdie putt at the last that I could let go and realise I’ve done the achievement of my career.“It was just an added bonus for that putt to drop and set a new Open record, but it was all about bringing that Claret Jug home to Sweden and be the first Swedish male to win a major championship.“It’s huge and it’s going to get better and better with time I’m sure.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Open golf champion, Henrik Stenson, has said that he may need nine more majors before he can be compared to another Swedish sporting legend – footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Stenson won his first major last Sunday with a record-low total at Royal Troon.Compatriot Ibrahimovic, 34, is one of sport’s most iconic figures and has won trophies in Spain, Italy and France.“I think I said I needed to win 10 majors to get up to his recognition,” said Stenson, 40. “Maybe five will do it. We’ll see! One at a time.”last_img read more

Dodgers second-half preview: Is this really their year?

first_imgThe Dodgers have no such weakness demanding attention as they re-assemble in Miami for the second half.“I definitely feel like we’re in a good position to go deep into October,” Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said. “I really believe the group we have here is capable of winning it all without big additions.”Reminded of Theo Epstein’s “if not now, when” declaration last July, Zaidi paused before responding.“I don’t think there’s that feeling (in the Dodgers’ front office),” he said. “We have a lot of confidence in the team we have.“Every contender that I’ve ever been around, there’s always a little bit of a buzz around the trade deadline – ‘What are we going to do? What are we going to add?’ I haven’t really seen that or heard that around this team at all because I think they feel really good about the group we have and they know how good they are.” That is obvious when Alex Wood – the first Dodgers starter to go 10-0 since Don Newcombe in 1955 and the pitcher with the lowest ERA (1.67) in the majors among anyone who has thrown at least 80 innings – is reminded of the popular narrative that the Dodgers need to acquire a No. 2 starter to pair with Clayton Kershaw in the postseason.“I try not to listen too much to that kind of stuff,” Wood said before making it clear he has definitely heard it. “I feel like I’m having a pretty quality year so far this year. Really, my career numbers and my year – go out and find somebody with better numbers to be a No. 2 and then come talk to me.”Zaidi likes the sound of that.“I did something for TV the other day and said, look – we need a No. 2 starter? Tell that to Alex Wood,” the GM said. “It sounds like someone did and I liked his answer. My answer is exactly the same as his. We need a setup man? Tell that to Pedro Baez. Who’s out there who’s going to be better who’s had a better season than Pedro Baez?”There are no “low-hanging fruit” – obvious areas that the Dodgers need to address – Zaidi said.“The bar to improve what this team is and what it’s done is pretty high,” he said.A reliable left-handed reliever would improve Zaidi’s team. The trio of options on hand – Grant Dayton, Luis Avilan and Adam Liberatore (currently on the DL) – have each underperformed and that figures to be at the top of the Dodgers’ shopping list. Detroit’s Justin Wilson, San Diego’s Brad Hand and Oakland’s Sean Doolittle are the best lefty relievers priced to move.Chris Taylor has been a pleasant surprise and the Dodgers’ issues against left-handed pitching have subsided. But a right-handed hitting outfielder – Detroit’s J.D. Martinez fits the bill – would be a wise addition.The Dodgers’ deep farm system gives them the resources to make those additions. They have shown a willingness (and wisdom) to move some young prospects – Jose DeLeon, Jharel Cotton, Grant Holmes and Frankie Montas were all traded in the past year – but keep others. Teams sniffing around Joc Pederson, Julio Urias, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger in recent years (and now pitchers Walker Buehler and Yadier Alvarez) have been stiff-armed.Triple-A outfielder Alex Verdugo is the heir to that legacy. The 21-year old (one of the youngest position players in Triple-A this year) is batting .346 with a .416 on-base percentage thanks to more walks (35) than strikeouts (32) “and probably the best outfield arm in the league,” according to Zaidi. His name comes up frequently in trade-deadline speculation.“He’s a terrific talent. And frankly, he’s big-league ready or close to being big-league ready,” Zaidi said. “I remember saying this about Julio and Corey and Joc and Cody – it’s really hard to imagine a plausible scenario where it makes sense for us to move him.” LOS ANGELES >> A year ago, the team with the best record in baseball traded its top prospect in a deal it hoped would put it over the top and end a franchise-defining World Series drought.“If not now, when?” the GM of that team said at the time.The setup has repeated itself. This year, the Dodgers have the best record in baseball as the second half opens and a franchise-defining World Series drought of their own.The Chicago Cubs pulled the trigger on the midseason acquisition of reliever Aroldis Chapman last July and it proved critical in their run to the World Series title. This year, however, the National League landscape has changed – mediocrity (or worse) is rampant, seeming to open the way for the Dodgers. Only the Washington Nationals appear to have the wherewithal to stop them. And the Nationals will have to address their inflamed Achilles heel of a bullpen before they can be taken seriously in October.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more