Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating the death of a Queens man who fell off a roof in Farmingdale Saturday morning. Police said 57-year-old Lech Chrostowski was working on a roof at 465 Smith Street when he fell approximately 20 feet to the ground. Chrostowski was pronounced dead at St. Josephs Hospital in Bethpage, police said. An autopsy will be conducted by the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death, police said. A police spokeswoman was not available to explain why the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office was not handling the autopsy. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified, police said.
Buenaventura’s Puerto Aguadulce has begun 2020 operations with the arrival of the 13,892 TEU APL Esplanade, the largest vessel ever to call Columbia.Coming from Asia, the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) docked at Puerto Aguadulce on January 8 before continuing its journey to other ports in South America.With a length of 369 meters, equivalent to approximately four professional soccer fields, and a width of 51 meters, this vessel has the largest physical dimensions to call at any Colombian terminal, according to port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI).“The shipping companies continue to build larger and larger capacity vessels. For Puerto Aguadulce, receiving this type of vessel is an honor and a great responsibility,” Miguel Abisambra, Puerto Aguadulce general manager, commented.“We work continuously under our vision of being a strategic ally of the Colombian economy. At the end of last year, we received what is now, after APL Esplanade, the second largest capacity container vessel that has docked in the country,” he added.The 150,200 dwt APL Esplanade sails on the CMA CGM group’s Asia Central South America (ACSA1) service, which links East Asia with Central and South America.Previously known MOL Quintet, APL Esplanade was built at South Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in 2014.
Manchester: English giants Manchester United have reportedly shelved their plans of playing a pre-season match in India amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.The Red Devils were in touch with authorities over the possibility of playing a match in Kolkata later this year.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, football across the top European leagues has been either suspended or put on hold for the time being.Slowly and steadily the football associations are trying to restart their respective seasons and targetting a finish by July. This is expected to clash with clubs’ pre-season tours as the matches are played during that small July-August window itself, before the start of next season.“Cancelling the lucrative tours will cost clubs millions in appearance fees, sponsorship and merchandising. United sources confirmed that no insurance is in place because it was still at the planning stage with contracts yet to be signed,” the Daily Mail report stated.It was earlier stated the Manchester United were planning to play a pre-season friendly against East Bengal on their tour of Asia.East Bengal, as part of their centenary year celebrations, were interested in playing an exhibition match with the 20-time Premier League champions at the Salt Lake Stadium in July.A delegation even travelled to Kolkata and visited the Salt Lake Stadium, however the Red Devils’ huge appearance fee had resulted in talks being put on hold.Not just Manchester United but cross-town rivals Manchester City have also reportedly done away with their pre-season trips of Asia and Europe. (IANS)Also Read: Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville slams Football AssociationAlso Watch: War against COVID-19: Assam Health Department signs 22 MoUs with private hospitals in Silchar