Gershow Recycling Donates 30 Vehicles

first_imgIn support of local fire departments and the Huntington community, Gershow Recycling donated 30 vehicles to the Third Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department’s Training Grounds on May 22.Twenty-five teams from 15 fire departments in the Town of Huntington, as well as fire departments from North Babylon, West Babylon Garden City Park and Kings Park, competed in the tournament. Each team was judged on the amount of time it took to perform the extrication, the handling of equipment and the safety procedures they followed. After the tournament ended, the vehicles were shredded and recycled at Gershow’s facility. Proceeds from the tournament went to benefit the Suffolk County Burn Center.“The Village of Northport wishes to thank Gershow Recycling for donating the cars that made this tournament — and the training it provides — possible,” said Henry Tobin, Deputy Mayor, Village of Northport. “Our community thrives on donations and volunteerism, whether it is this generous donation of cars, trees for our parks, time given to organizations or the unparalleled example that our volunteer firemen display every day.”For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit read more

Spending programme unveiled

first_imgMUCH-HERALDED plans to modernise and develop Argentina’s run-down railways are finally taking shape. The proposals are contained in a Presidential decree that came into force on January 4, setting out an ambitious programme to upgrade the commuter and metro networks in Buenos Aires, and to restore inter-city passenger services to several key routes.Drawing on funding from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the Andean Development Corp, the government expects to invest a total of 5bn pesos in commuter and metro (p62) projects in 2006-08, while providing over 400m pesos a year in subsidy to avoid fares increases. Upgrading routes for inter-city passenger trains and other projects outside the capital are expected to cost up to 1bn pesos.As well as track renewals, rolling stock refurbishment and station upgrades, the government’s programme for the Buenos Aires commuter network includes electrification of the Belgrano Norte and Sarmiento networks and the Belgrano Sur route to Gonzlast_img read more

Tigers hungry to end Bama drought

first_imgBATON ROUGE – There was a time not too long ago when LSU coach Les Miles was kryptonite to the Superman of college football, Alabama coach Nick Saban.On Nov. 5, 2011, Miles became the first coach to beat Saban three times in as little as five years since Joe Tiller at Purdue and Lloyd Carr at Michigan did it when Saban was Michigan State’s coach from 1995-99. Steve Spurrier beat LSU when Saban was in his first two seasons as the Tigers’ head coach in 2000 and 2001, but did not get him again until 2010 with Spurrier at South Carolina and Saban at Alabama.And Miles did it with gusto – 41-34 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2007 against Saban’s first Tide team after leaving the Miami Dolphins with two touchdowns in the final 2:49, 24-21 in 2010 with a Miles’ classic, fourth-and-one tight end reverse to set up the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and 9-6 in overtime in Tuscaloosa that November night in 2011 when Miles’ No. 1 Tigers beat Saban and his No. 2 Tide at his own conservative game with Saban trying a wide receiver pass that backfired when LSU safety Eric Reid intercepted it in the end zone in the fourth quarter.At that point, Miles was 3-2 against Saban and would enter the BCS national championship game at 13-0 and within a win of tying Saban in national championships at 2-2 with Miles and LSU winning it in 2007 and Saban winning it at LSU in 2003 and at Alabama in 2009.But LSU ended up having to play Alabama again and lost the BCS title, 21-0, in New Orleans, two months later, then fell 21-17 in the final minute in Baton Rouge just 10 months after that, and again by 21 in a 38-17 loss in Tuscaloosa last year.Miles and his No. 14 Tigers (7-2, 3-2 SEC) enter Saturday’s 7 p.m. CBS prime time game against No. 4 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) on a three-game losing skid to the Tide with Miles 3-5 against Saban.“You know those last two were just a pain in the tail,” Miles said during his weekly radio show Wednesday night. LSU passed for 241 yards to Alabama’s 179 last year, but suffered a critical fumble by fullback J.C. Copeland just before crossing the goal line for what would have been a 7-0 first quarter lead. Another LSU fumble led to Alabama taking a 3-0 lead. In 2012, the Tigers outgained the Tide 435 to 331 but missed a chance to ice the game late with some conservative decisions by Miles.“I really don’t want to feel that again,” said LSU left guard Vadal Alexander, who played in the 2012 loss. “And I’m going to do everything in my power to not let that happen again.”LSU can remain alive for the SEC West title with a victory as there is a chance there could be a five-way tie at 6-2 among the Tigers, Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn and Ole Miss. The winner of this game has won SEC West titles in 2012, ’11 ’09, ’08 and ’07.“It’s in the past, but they took something from us,” said senior safety Ronald Martin.A win in the 2012 game would have left LSU at 11-1 entering the SEC Championship Game and within range of another BCS national title shot.“We still talk about the losses to them, but we’re a whole different team now,” said junior linebacker Kwon Alexander of Oxford, Ala. “We can’t just go back to those games. We have to focus on these games right here.”Alabama is a touchdown favorite, but LSU beat the only team – Ole Miss by 10-7 two weeks ago – that beat Alabama, 23-17 on Oct. 4. The Tide also struggled to beat Arkansas (4-5, 0-5 SEC), 14-13, on Oct. 11 and allowed 383 yards to Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC) in a 34-20 win on Oct. 25.“I think they’re a very similar team to some of the great teams that he (Saban) has had in the past,” Miles said. “A very dominant defense, very capable offense, balanced on the offensive side. It’ll be a great matchup.”The game forecasts as low scoring with Alabama coming in with the nation’s No. 1 run defense with 78.1 yards allowed and the Tigers showcasing an improved running game in recent weeks with freshman tailback Leonard Fournette.“These games are traditionally very tough, physical games between two ranked teams,” Saban said. “And it is certainly not going to be any different this years. They have a very good team that is playing their best football of the year. They have an excellent running game.”Both teams have enjoyed an open date before what has been the most physical game of the season for each.“You are sore for a few days after this one,” Martin said.“I’m kind of anticipating a classic myself,” Miles said. “I look back on these games, and they have all been that style of game – a last drive or certainly the last half of the game or quarter until the game’s decided. You plan on playing four quarters in this game for sure.”Alabama at LSUGame: 7 p.m., Saturday, Tiger Stadium.TV: CBS.Radio: 103.7 FM.Records: ALA 7-1, 4-1; LSU 7-2, 3-2.Series: ALA leads 48-25-5.last_img read more