Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 64-year-old man was fatally hit by four vehicles while crossing a street in his hometown of Patchogue over the weekend—and two drivers fled the scene, Suffolk County police said.The pedestrian was crossing Route 112 when he was hit by a northbound Toyota 4Runner near the corner of Old Medford Road at 3 a.m. Saturday, police said. Three other vehicles then hit the victim, two of which fled the scene, police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately available. The two drivers that stopped were not injured.Investigators believe the other two vehicles to be a dark-colored 2015 Hyundai Elantra and a 2000 to 2007 white or light-colored Ford Taurus.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the vehicles that stopped and ask anyone with information about the crash or to call them at 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has committed £85m (€106m) to a new long-term equity fund launched by Ownership Capital.The $750m (€578m) fund, still conducting its first round of capital raising, has attracted mandates from four pension investors, with the £6.5bn scheme for employees of Unilever and the UK’s Pensions Trust also named.Mark Mansley, CIO at the EAPF, said his fund was impressed by Ownership’s commitment to stewardship and responsible investment and noted that it was implementing the recommendation’s of the UK’s Kay Review by focusing its portfolio on 20-30 stocks.He told IPE the EAPF had committed £85m to the strategy, which would form part of the scheme’s 25% allocation to sustainable investments. Ownership was launched in 2012 after four of PGGM’s responsible equity team, including its head Alex van der Velden, left the pension manager.Van der Velden, now the company’s CIO, said much of the asset management industry was “overly short-termist”, an issue Ownership hoped to address“We are excited to have the backing of such highly rated investors as Unilever, the Pensions Trust and the EAPF, and look forward to investing on their behalf,” he said. The fund will target returns over a decade-long period, the company said.Dutch manager SPF Beheer has recently enjoyed some success with more concentrated equity portfolios, while both the EAPF and the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment have highlighted the opportunities stemming from a more long-term investment approach.
The 23-year-old allegedly threatened the officer and continued to resist arrest. The officer then punched Kelly in the face multiple times to “gain control” of the situation, according to court paperwork, and Kelly was arrested. He was treated at a local hospital before being taken to Allegheny County Jail.He will have a preliminary hearing on December 30th. pic.twitter.com/ns1Zj7yIZz— Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) December 20, 2019The Steelers waived Kelly on Friday afternoon and promoted practice squad safety Marcus Allen to the 53-man roster. The team did not share an official comment on Kelly’s charges.In his first season with the Steelers, Kelly totaled 21 tackles with one interception. Pittsburgh will face the Jets in a Week 16 matchup Sunday. Police officers were called to Mario’s South Side Saloon after Kelly refused to leave. Kelly allegedly threatened to “knock out” an employee because the bar’s jukebox didn’t play his requested song. Outside the bar, the officer on scene said he accidentally stepped on a woman’s foot, and Kelly responded aggressively, saying it was “his girl.” Steelers defensive back Kameron Kelly was cut by the team after reportedly being arrested early Friday at a Pittsburgh bar, according to media reports.Kelly, who signed with the Steelers in April after playing in the Alliance of American Football, faces two counts of terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest, according to court documents obtained by KDKA.
DES MOINES — Rain last week put the brakes on what has been a speedy planting season.The U.S.D.A. crop report says rain left farmers with only three days suitable for working in the fields last week. Corn planting moved up one percentage point to 98% complete. Bean planting advanced by three percent to 95% complete. Corn planting is still two weeks ahead of last year and beans are three weeks ahead.The report says 93% of the corn has emerged — and 76% of the soybeans are now poking out of the ground — which is almost three weeks ahead of last year for both crops. Eighty-five-percent of the corn is good to excellent condition — while 81% of the soybeans get the same rating