Anker Initiates Law to Require Warnings on Liquid Nicotine Labels

Mount Sinai, NY, April 2014 – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker recently submitted legislation that will require all nicotine retailers to provide product information and warnings on the dangers of liquid nicotine (also known as e-liquid) on all liquid nicotine products.   Used in smokeless cigarette devices, the liquid is available in many flavors and is typically smoked with a special electronic cigarette that burns the nicotine into a smokeless chemical.

In large doses, liquid nicotine is toxic, can cause nicotine poisoning, addiction, and in some cases, may be lethal.  The use of liquid nicotine, which is also comprised of propylene glycol, flavoring and other chemicals, continues to increase in Suffolk County.

“Liquid nicotine is especially dangerous, as nicotine is easily absorbed through the skin and some flavors may be enticing to small children,” said Legislator Anker.  “Even a small spill of liquid nicotine onto the hands or other body part of an adult, child or household pet can cause nicotine poisoning.  According to the federal Center for Disease Control, calls to poison control centers involving –liquid nicotine products have increased sharply, with more than 50% of those calls involving children under the age of 5.”

The legislation requires retailers to provide consumers with warnings about the dangers associated with liquid nicotine, and information about the level of nicotine contained in the product and the exact chemical composition.  Violation of this law shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $250 for an initial violation, with a penalty of up to $500 for a second violation and a penalty of up to $1,000 for any subsequent violation.

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they are taking steps to regulate all electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

“I have been working on this legislation for several months, and while the FDA has just begun looking at regulating the liquids, I believe it is vital to take aggressive steps today,” said Anker.  “Requiring the packaging to clearly label the dangers is simply the first step in a larger campaign to educate the public about the dangers of e-liquids.  I will be calling on our state representatives to ban all flavored liquid nicotine. Bubblegum flavored nicotine and other similar flavors clearly target our children not adults and should be banned outright.”

Posted On 28 Apr 2014

Long Island Weather

  • Monday Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind around 10 mph.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday A slight chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 54. East wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tuesday Night A chance of showers after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 42. East wind 16 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Wednesday Showers likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Wednesday Night Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Posted On 28 Apr 2014

Scoreboard Roundup!

NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 98 – Chicago Bulls 89 (Wizards Lead Series, 3-1)

Golden State Warriors 118 – Los Angeles Clippers 97 (Series Tied, 2-2)

Toronto Raptors 87 – Brooklyn Nets 79 (Series Tied, 2-2)

NHL Playoffs: New York Rangers 4 – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (Rangers Lead Series, 3-2)

Chicago Blackhawks 5 – St. Louis Blues 1 (Blackhawks Win Series, 4-2)

MLB: New York Mets 4 (14-11) – Miami Marlins 0 (11-14)

Toronto Blue Jays 7 (12-13) – Boston Red Sox 1 (12-14)

Atlanta Braves 1 (17-17) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (11-14) – 10 Innings

Houston Astros 5 (9-17) – Oakland Athletics 1 (15-10)

San Diego Padres 4 (12-14) – Washington Nationals 2 (14-12)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (14-12) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (10-16)

Chicago White Sox 9 (13-13) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (11-14)

Chicago Cubs 4 (8-16) – Milwaukee Brewers 0 (9-6)

Kansas City Royals 9 (12-12) – Baltimore Orioles 3 (12-12)

San Francisco Giants 4 (15-10) – Cleveland Indians 1 (11-14)

Philadelphia Phillies 2 (13-12) – Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (8-20)

Colorado Rockies 6 (14-12) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (14-12)

Seattle Mariners 6 (10-14) – Texas Rangers 5 (15-10)

Detroit Tigers – Minnesota Twins – Postponed

Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/sports-news/scoreboard-roundup-42714.html#ixzz308vE0FMH

Posted On 28 Apr 2014

BLEVINS, BATS PACE DUCKS IN SERIES FINALE

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(Bridgewater, N.J., April 27, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 6-3 on Sunday afternoon in the final game of a three-game series at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Patriots scratched out the game’s first run in the opening inning against Ducks starter Bobby Blevins as Nate Spears scored on an error by Chris McClendon. The Ducks answered back to tie the score in the third against Patriots starter Zach Kroenke when Joash Brodin’s sacrifice fly to right plated Cody Puckett.

Long Island took the lead in the fourth on a sac fly to center by Ryan Strieby and added another run in the fifth on Brodin’s RBI double to left-center. The Ducks increased the lead to 4-1 in the seventh on a bloop single to right by Brodin and a throwing error by Ty Wright.

Somerset closed to within one on a RBI double by Robbie Widlansky and a run-scoring groundout from Damaso Espino in the seventh. However, Puckett answered back in the eighth with a two-out, two-run single to put the game out of reach.

Blevins (1-0) earned the win, tossing six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on just one hit while striking out six. Kroenke (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding three runs on five hits in five innings of work. Leo Rosales earned his first save of the year with a scoreless ninth inning.

Puckett led the Flock with three hits while Brodin and Sergio Miranda each added two.

Following a day off on Monday, the Ducks return to the road on Tuesday when they open a three-game set against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Left-hander Matt Way will toe the rubber for the Ducks against Blue Crabs righty Ian Marshall. Fans can follow all the action live online, with streaming audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

Long Island will return home on Friday, May 2 for the 2014 Home Opener against the York Revolution. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Replica Championship Rings, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Prior to the game, the Ducks will also host a Championship Ring and Banner Raising Ceremony to celebrate the team’s 2013 Atlantic League title. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:30 to enjoy this momentous occasion.

Tickets for the home opener and all 70 Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX

Posted On 27 Apr 2014

John Oliver ‘Excited’ and ‘Nervous’ for “Last Week Tonight” Debut

(NEW YORK) — Former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver says he’s both “excited” and “nervous” for the start of his HBO news-comedy show, Last Week Tonight, Sunday night.

Oliver’s stock in the TV world rose after he filled in for Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show last summer. He says his departure from the program didn’t come as a surprise to Stewart.

Speaking with ABC News Radio, Oliver recalls that before Stewart went on hiatus, Stewart told him, “We’re going to need to talk…because it’s going to be difficult to go back to what you were doing.”

Oliver says Stewart has been very supportive of him and his new venture: “Every step of the way he’s been amazing with his advice. The amount of time he has given me to talk about things when I know how precious his time is, I will be forever grateful. He’s an incredible man.”

Last Week Tonight launches Sunday night at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

 

Posted On 27 Apr 2014

Obama: Alleged Racist Remarks by Clippers Owner ‘Incredibly Offensive’

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) – President Obama said the alleged “incredibly offensive” racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling “kind of speak for themselves” and that he’s confident the NBA will address the issue appropriately.

“I don’t think I have to interpret those statements for you,” Obama said during a news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. “They kind of speak for themselves … When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t have to do anything, you just let them talk.”

An audio recording obtained and released by TMZ reveals a person identified as Sterling criticizing his girlfriend for “associating with black people.”

In a statement, Clippers president Andy Roeser did not confirm the authenticity of the recording but said on behalf of Sterling that the sentiments it contained are “not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings.”

“I have confidence that NBA commissioner [Adam Silver] will address this,” Obama said. “Obviously, the NBA is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country. It’s got a lot of African-American players, steeped in African-America culture, and I suspect the NBA is concerned and going to be resolving this.”

Obama said the incident illustrates that more work remains to be done in the broader, long-running struggle for civil rights in the United States.

“The United States continues to wrestle with legacy of race and slavery and segregation. That’s still there,” he said. “We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up … We have to continue denouncing it and teach our children differently.”

Obama said Americans have to “constantly be on guard” against racism, and noted that the Malaysian people wrestle with many of the same issues of equality and discrimination as well.

The Los Angeles branch of the NAACP had been scheduled to award Sterling a lifetime achievement award next month, but the organization announced on its Twitter account that Sterling would no longer receive the award.

Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news#ixzz307PnmCP5

Posted On 27 Apr 2014

Man Arrested for DWI after Crash with Children in his Vehicle

Suffolk County Police arrested a Huntington Station man for driving while intoxicated with his two children in the vehicle.

Duhaney Duncan was driving a 2005 Dodge pickup westbound on the shoulder of Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station last night at 7:55 p.m. when he struck a Nissan minivan that was parked in front of the Brooklyn Pizza restaurant, located at 881 Jericho Turnpike. Duncan and his two children, ages 1 and 2, who were in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash, were not injured.

Second Squad detectives charged Duncan, 42, of Oak Crest Drive, Huntington Station with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Duncan is being held at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today and First District Court in Central Islip.

The children were released to their mother.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Posted On 27 Apr 2014

EARLY OFFENSE OVERCOMES DUCKS

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(Bridgewater, N.J., April 26, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 9-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Patriots jumped out to an early lead against Ducks starter Shaun Garceau with three runs in the first inning. RBI singles by Nate Spears and Ty Wright, along with a run-scoring double from Luis Montanez, did the damage. Two more runs in the second and four in the third extended the lead to 9-0.

The Ducks got on the scoreboard with two runs in the sixth inning against Patriots starter Matt Maloney. Following a single by Fehlandt Lentini and a double by Lew Ford, Ryan Strieby delivered a two-out, two-run single to right. Long Island’s bullpen quieted Somerset’s offense with five and two-thirds scoreless innings, but the Ducks offense could not pull even.

Maloney (1-0) picked up the win, tossing five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three. Garceau (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering nine runs on 11 hits in two and one-third innings.

The Ducks and Patriots wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Right-hander Bobby Blevins takes the mound for the Ducks against Patriots lefty Zach Kroenke. Fans can follow all the action live on Long Island’s home for news, traffic, weather and Ducks baseball, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. The game can also be heard online by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island will return home on Friday, May 2 for the 2014 Home Opener against the York Revolution. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Replica Championship Rings, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Prior to the game, the Ducks will also host a Championship Ring and Banner Raising Ceremony to celebrate the team’s 2013 Atlantic League title. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:30 to enjoy this momentous occasion.

Tickets for the home opener and all 70 Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE.

Posted On 27 Apr 2014

DUCKS OUTLASTED IN OPENING NIGHT MARATHON

(Bridgewater, N.J., April 25, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 3-2 in 15 innings on Friday night in the opening game of the 2014 regular season at TD Bank Ballpark.

Somerset grabbed the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning on a solo home run to right field by Dennis Raben off of Ducks starter John Brownell. Long Island answered with two runs in the fourth against Patriots starter Erik Arnesen on a sacrifice fly to right by Lew Ford and a RBI single to left by Ryan Strieby.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth when Nate Spears plated Jonny Tucker with a run-scoring triple to right. Both teams then traded zeroes until the 15th inning when Tucker won the game with a two-out double to left.

Neither starter factored in the decision. Brownell tossed six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out five. Arnesen lasted seven innings, yielding two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts. Derell McCall (1-0) picked up the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Casey Barnes (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding the winning run in two-thirds of an inning.

Strieby and Chris McClendon led the Flock with two hits apiece.

The Ducks and Patriots take the field again on Saturday night for middle game of the three-game series. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Right-hander Shaun Garceau gets the start for the Ducks against Patriots lefty Matt Maloney. Fans can follow all the action live on Long Island’s home for news, traffic, weather and Ducks baseball, 103.9-FM LI News Radio.

Long Island will return home on Friday, May 2 for the 2014 Home Opener against the York Revolution. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Replica Championship Rings, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Prior to the game, the Ducks will also host a Championship Ring and Banner Raising Ceremony to celebrate the team’s 2013 Atlantic League title. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:30 to enjoy this momentous occasion.

 

Posted On 26 Apr 2014