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North Bay Shore Home Invasion Suspect’s Sketch Released

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen this robbery and home invasion suspect?Suffolk County police released Wednesday a composite sketch of a suspect wanted for a Deer Park robbery and a North Bay Shore home invasion last month.Police said the suspect and his accomplice first approached the victim at the Deer Park business that the victim owned, assaulted him and stole cash and the owner’s driver’s license at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12.The men threatened to come back to the victim’s business or home. Nine days later, one of the men forced their way into the victim’s North bay Shore home, demanded those inside to tell them where the victim was and stole a briefcase containing cash and business records, police said.Third Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect in the sketch who participated in both incidents.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Drunk people can’t socially distance, UK police conclude

first_imgHe said his own police department in the southern city of Southampton “managed to cope”.”I know other areas have had issues with officers being assaulted,” Apter said.A scan of police reports from Saturday night showed a similar level of mischief-making across England.Officers in the southwestern Devon and Cornwall region had logged up nearly 1,000 reports of “drink-related disorder and anti-social behavior” by late Saturday.There were also reports of illegal raves in London and the northeast that resulted in mass arrests as well as disorder in the north Midlands.Pubs in Wales and Scotland will partially reopen by mid-July while those in Ireland have had table service since Friday. Britain’s police said Sunday that revelers who packed London’s Soho district the night pubs finally reopened made it “crystal clear” that drunk people cannot socially distance.England’s hospitality sector sprung back to life after a three-month coronavirus hiatus on what the media dubbed as either “Super Saturday” or “Independence Day”.Pubs and restaurants were allowed to start seating clients and barbers could get their clippers out for the first time since March. Government on defensiveBritain’s lockdown lasted longer and ended later than in most European countries because of a soaring death toll that is now the world’s third highest.The official fatality figure is around 44,000 and one in which COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate is higher than 50,000.Either measure makes Britain’s toll Europe’s worst.A safe reopening that averts the need for second lockdowns over large areas is seen as vital to Johnson’s long-term success.Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended the government’s decision-making and played down any immediate safety concerns.”From what I’ve seen, although there’s some pictures to the contrary, very, very largely people have acted responsibly,” Hancock told Sky News.”So overall I’m pleased with what happened yesterday. It was really good to see people out and about and largely, very largely social distancing.”Johnson’s government re-shuttered stores in the central city of Leicester last week because of a local infections spike.The outbreak has been traced to local food and garment producers that reportedly failed to observe social distancing measures and violated other rules.The National Crime Agency launched an investigation after The Sunday Times reported one of the factories operated a sweatshop that paid illegally low wages.The agency said officers had “attended a number of business premises in Leicester area to assess concerns of modern slavery and human trafficking”.No charges have been brought to date.Topics :center_img But Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced queries about why he decided to schedule the grand reopening for a Saturday instead of a potentially less chaotic Monday.Johnson said Friday that it would not have made much of a difference either way.But the head of Britain’s police federation said he ended up dealing with “naked men, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights and more angry drunks” while on shift.”What was crystal clear is that drunk people can’t/won’t socially distance,” John Apter told London radio.last_img read more

New regulation to have intelligence agency work directly under President Jokowi

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has recently issued a regulation stipulating that the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) will work directly under the President in a bid to streamline intelligence reporting, officials have said.Presidential Regulation No. 37/2020 states that the BIN is no longer under the supervision of the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister. The new regulation takes effect July 3 and revises the previous regulation, No. 43/2015.”The BIN would work directly under the President because the products of state intelligence are directly needed by the President more than [they are needed by my office],” Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD tweeted on Saturday. “The dynamics of domestic and international politics, the economy, social [issues], culture, defense and safety are very complex. The new regulation would allow for more effective information distribution, which is in line with our vision and mission and with Intelligence Law No. 17/2011 on state intelligence.”The law states that the BIN should be the one to quickly deliver information to the President so that he can take immediate action to handle various problems,” Wawan added.Read also: Budi builds bridges for JokowiDespite not working under the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister anymore, Wawan said the BIN would still cooperate with other state institutions if needed.He explained that the BIN chaired the Central Intelligence Committee (Komnipus), through which the agency was tasked with coordinating all intelligence institutions in the country.Former National Police deputy chief Gen. Budi Gunawan has led the agency since his appointment during Jokowi’s first presidential term in 2016. (nal).Topics : According to the new regulation, the minister’s office would coordinate with the Home Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the Law and Human Rights Ministry, the Communications and Information Ministry, the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry, the Attorney General’s Office, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police.Read also: Jokowi orders intelligence, police to approach ‘organizations’ about omnibus billBIN deputy VII overseeing communications and information, Wawan Hari Purwanto, said the new regulation aimed to increase efficiency and to better secure information.”The purpose is to accelerate information distribution to the President so he can quickly adopt accurate, effective and efficient policies. [The new regulation] would also increase information secrecy,” Wawan said on Sunday as reported by kompas.com.last_img read more

Elegant family retreat on offer in Gumdale

first_imgThe home at 15 Tanglewood St, Gumdale.THIS two-storey family home is in an elevated position in a sought-after family friendly estate.Owners Mousad Ram and Sareh Bashem have lived in the house at 15 Tanglewood St, Gumdale since March 2013 and have enjoyed calling it home.“Our son was 20 days old when we moved and our daughter was nine years old,” Mr Ram said.“We had our second son a year and a half later. We grew our family in the home. The home at 15 Tanglewood St, Gumdale.“We had quite a few family events and parties there and comfortably had about 85 guests.“We’ve really enjoyed living in the property. It’s got big rooms and a big media room, which are great for family.“The living area is open-plan and the kitchen has a big island bench.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Downstairs, the home has a double lockup garage, study, media room and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening to the covered entertaining area. The home at 15 Tanglewood St, Gumdale.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite, and there are four more bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate toilet.The house is on a fenced 562sq m block, with in-ground swimming pool and low-maintenance grounds.Mr Ram said the property was in a quiet area.“The estate is very peaceful and we’re on top of a hill, so we get nice breezes,” he said.“There are lots of families with young kids, too.”center_img The home at 15 Tanglewood St, Gumdale.The kitchen has stone benchtops, island bench, quality stainless steel appliances, and plenty of bench and cupboard space.Bamboo flooring features throughout the open-plan living area.There is also a powder room and laundry.Upstairs, there is another living area opening to the front balcony.last_img read more

Economist Wescott predicts early end to quantitative easing in US

first_imgThe US economy is humming along nicely – so nicely, in fact, that the Fed might well decide to hasten its exit out of quantitative easing (QE) this year, according to Robert Wescott, economics adviser to former US president Bill Clinton and head of economic research consultancy Keybridge Research.IPE sister publication IPNederland spoke with Wescott as he visited Amsterdam at the end of January on the invitation of Pioneer Investments.“In 2013,” he said, “US GDP growth came out at around 1.9%, and this would have been 3.8% if it hadn’t been for fiscal consolidation.“Fiscal tightening last year amounted to some 2% – the US government implemented more cuts in a single year than the administration [of UK prime minister David Cameron] did in its entire lifetime.” Robust growth of more than 3.5% cannot be reconciled with QE measures designed to speed up the economy.“Financial markets have been led to believe the Fed will opt for gradual tapering and keep interest rates near zero for an extended period of time,” he said.“They believe any real discussion about the Fed’s exit is set for 2015, not 2014.”But Wescott warned that they might be in for a surprise.“Although a 1.9% growth is not enough to knock the Fed off its gradual tapering path, chances are we’ll see significantly higher figures this year, as fiscal consolidation is no longer an issue, at least for the next two years,” he said.“I can easily picture an acceleration of the economy, where, suddenly, the Fed says ‘we are not going to taper by $10bn every six weeks – we’ll just cut QE in half by 50% today’.”A sudden withdrawal rather than gradual tapering is likely to throw the markets into turmoil and will no doubt hit emerging markets.But emerging market troubles have no significant impact on the US economy and will not be taken into consideration, according to Wescott.“This may not be what people want to hear – and I personally think we should think more carefully about the exit ramifications – but the reality is the Fed bases its decision only on what is good for the US.”Increasing the likelihood of a 2014 exit – Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s successor may be a dove, but the contingent of hawks within the Fed is gaining strength, said Wescott, who counts himself among the hawks.Stimulating the economy is fine as long as the economy needs the boost, he said, but no longer.“As the US economy is gathering steam,” he added, “those measures bear close monitoring.”last_img read more

QA1 continues awards in six IMCA divisions

first_img“After eclipsing 20 years as an IMCA sponsor, our relationship with QA1 continues to get stronger as we look forward to another decade,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Their longevity is a testament to the quality of their products and the solid leadership they have and we are grateful for their support of IMCA racing.” This is QA1’s 21st season as an IMCA sponsor.  All QA1 awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office. More information is available by calling QA1 at 800 721-7761, at www.qa1.net and on Face­book. Certificates worth $150 go to fifth place drivers and for $100 to 10th place finishers in national point standings for the same divisions. QA1 also awards a carbon fiber driveshaft to the Late Model national champion. center_img LAKEVILLE, Minn. – Long-time sponsor QA1 has renewed a program of awards for IMCA drivers in six divisions.  The Lakeville, Minn., high performance parts manufacturer gives $250 product certificates to the 2019 IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national champions.last_img read more

Monk talks up Real deal Rodgers

first_imgSwansea manager Garry Monk feels his former boss Brendan Rodgers is capable of managing Barcelona or Real Madrid one day. It is a far cry from the autumn when Liverpool were struggling to emerge from the post-Luis Suarez era at a time when Daniel Sturridge was injured and they lost four successive games in both league and cup. But the upturn in their fortunes has led to reports that Manchester City are making admiring glances towards Merseyside and, asked if Rodgers was equipped to manage Barcelona or Real sometime in the future, Monk replied: “Yes, he can manage at the top, for sure. “He’s got the knowledge, know-how and capabilities in man-management. He’s got the package to do it at the elite of Europe. “Whether that’s an ambition he has at Liverpool or it is an ambition to be at the really elite I don’t know. “But I’m sure he wants to take Liverpool to those heights again.” Rodgers admitted earlier this month that he feared the sack at Liverpool prior to changing the formation to three at the back which sparked their climb up the table. But Monk, club captain at Swansea when Rodgers steered the Welsh club into the Premier League in 2011 via the Championship play-offs, says that would have been a foolish move and applauds his courage to change a system which had proved so successful last season. “I’ve spoken to him about it and the pressure at the bigger clubs is constant but I think he handles it very well,” said Monk, who remains in regular contact with Rodgers. “Transition’s never easy, especially after a fantastic season, and just missing out on that title will have knocked the confidence of the players initially. “It takes time to get that confidence back but he’s done that and he also had quite an influx of players in the summer. ” All credit to Brendan for having the bravery to change it to what players probably weren’t used to. He did it at a period where it could have been a risk but it’s paid dividends.” Liverpool’s renaissance has taken them to within two points of fourth-placed Manchester United and Monk feels they will improve still further if they qualify for the Champions League again. “I know he was disappointed with the Champions League this season but if they can push on and get in there again I think they’ll do better next year,” Monk said. “He’s evolving as a manager and he’s obviously more confident in his own ability than when he was at Swansea. “That comes with going to a big club, being on a big stage and performing there.” Monk crosses swords again with Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night having lost all three of his previous meetings with the Liverpool manager and the Northern Irishman’s stock at Anfield is rising rapidly again. Liverpool have gone 12 games unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League as they close in on a top-four spot which would secure Champions League qualification for the second successive year after almost ending the club’s 24-year wait for the title last season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mata buoyed by Tottenham display

first_img They easily established a three-goal cushion within 35 minutes thanks to strikes from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney, who put aside the storm created by his ‘knockout’ kitchen sparring video to hammer in the third and followed it up with a cheeky shadow-boxing celebration. United’s run-in is far from straightforward. Van Gaal’s men face Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea in the next four weeks and they also host Arsenal on the penultimate weekend of the season. But Mata thinks a top-four finish will be far more likely if United keep on repeating the kind of display that blew Tottenham away. “It was a very important victory to finish in the top four since Tottenham are also in the same race,” the United midfielder wrote on his blog. “It was arguably our best first half of the season. “In those 45 minutes we scored three goals and could have scored some more. “The team played with a fast, intense and vertical style, also pressing on Spurs’ side of the pitch. I was very happy for the fans after the disappointment of the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal “Now we must focus on each of the remaining games, and they are not many, in order to achieve our goal, which is to bring the Champions League back to Old Trafford. United moved to within two points of second-placed Manchester City at the weekend thanks to a 3-0 hammering of Spurs at Old Trafford. After eight months of trying, everything seemed to click into place for Louis van Gaal’s men. Juan Mata believes Sunday’s win over Tottenham will inject confidence into the Manchester United squad as they embark on a tough run-in which they hope will end with Champions League qualification. “Some of our rivals are also fighting for the same but I hope this win against Tottenham will give us confidence to perform at our highest level. “I hope next Monday we feel as good as today after playing at Anfield, which is one of the most important games for us.” Mata had gone nearly two months without a league start for United but was drafted into the starting XI following the suspension of Angel di Maria, and the Spaniard did not disappoint. Mata’s vision and creativity helped the hosts carve open Tottenham’s defence and despite his slender frame, Mata relished a physical battle with Danny Rose, who clattered into him on numerous occasions. The £37.1million signing was delighted to be back in the first team. “From a personal point of view, I have to say that I felt really good on the pitch and I enjoyed (starting) again from the beginning with my team-mates, trying to be helpful in all aspects of the game,” Mata said. Daley Blind, who also had a good game at left-back, believes Manchester United’s emphatic victory over Tottenham will kick-start their season. “If you look at 90 minutes, it is [our best game of the season],” Blind told MUTV. “In the last few weeks and months, we have been improving and I think we’ve played good halves before, but on Sunday we were really aggressive for almost 90 minutes. And that’s a step [forward] for this team. “It was very important to get the three points – we have some difficult games coming up and we need all the points we can get. I think this was the start of something nice.” Rather than worry about whether they will finish inside the top four, there is genuine optimism among the squad and the staff about United’s chances of climbing the table and even finishing second. “You’re always looking up but the important thing is to watch yourselves, play your own games and try to get three points every game,” Blind added. “They’re all finals now and we have to realise that. Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup WATCH – Sandpapergate again? Adam Zampa’s hand in pocket raises suspicions in World Cup clash vs India

first_img New Delhi: The Indian cricket team were on top in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash against Australia at The Oval. Shikhar Dhawan blasted his 17th century and Virat Kohli slammed his 50th fifty as India notched up 352/5, the highest score ever made in World Cups against Australia. This was only the second time in World Cup history that Australia had conceded a total in excess of 300-plus, the first being 312 against Sri Lanka in Sydney during the 2015 World Cup encounter in Sydney. For Australia, it was a tough day as all the bowlers went for runs.However, during the Australian innings, there was a hint of controversy involving Adam Zampa. Social media users uploaded visuals of Zampa putting a hand in his pocket and immediately taking it out to rub the ball aggressively. This raised suspicions that Australia was probably using sandpaper again to alter the condition of the ball. Both Smith and Warner received one-year bans from Cricket Australia following the sandpapergate incident during the Cape Town Test against South Africa. In the Test, Cameron Bancroft was spotted using yellow sandpaper to tamper with the ball. In the subsequent outrage, it was revealed that Smith and Warner were part of the plan. While Smith and Warner were banned for one year, Bancroft was banned for nine months.The trio accepted the charges and faced suspensions as Australian cricket went through a dark phase. The players on the field were distraught and suffered defeats in almost every series they played post the infamous scandal. However, the Aussies bounced back in the limited-overs series against India in March 2019 as they defeated the Men in Blue 3-2 in the five-match ODI series before clean-sweeping Pakistan 5-0. Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for one year.The sandpaper gate fiasco took place in Newlands during the South Africa Test.Australia have won 10 consecutive ODIs ever since the India series. What the hell is this ??Adam zampa with sandpaper 2.0 ? #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/WTAdY4VV1R— ॐ Shivam (@samwalker_0207) June 9, 2019Steve Smith and David Warner after serving their one-year bans due to the ball-tampering scandal during the Newlands Test against South Africa in March 2018. While Warner was the leading run-getter in the IPL with 692 runs, Smith was the star in the three warm-up games against New Zealand. Australia is expected to get a hostile reception in England with Smith and Warner being the prime targets.center_img highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Erickson: Impressive depth sets Badgers apart from competition

first_imgAn undefeated season is the ultimate dream. But when you have a 30-plus game season, not losing a single game isn’t the easiest feat.Playing a total of 34 games and losing only a couple certainly isn’t something to take for granted, though.So, when’s the last time a hockey team only lost two games in a season?Well, let’s make this easy. In case the answer didn’t jump out of the recesses of your brain, it’s Wisconsin’s very own women’s team.The Badgers ended the regular season with an impressive 30-2-2, 24-2-2-2 WCHA record. In the WCHA – arguably the nation’s toughest conference in both men’s and women’s hockey – 24 wins is hard to come by, facing some of the nation’s top teams week in and week out. Think of it as the SEC of hockey.Without the talented depth UW has, it’s hard to imagine the Badgers being such the dominant force they’ve turned into this season.The Badgers have at least 10 goals from seven players and 10 or more assists from 12 players. Overall, 14 players have at least 10 points on the season. On a current roster of 23 forwards and defensemen, only five haven’t put up a single point, and of those five, only two see ice time regularly.Simply put, the Badgers like to share the wealth.While the forwards have scored 166 goals this season, defensemen have scored a combined total of 15. Without a doubt, Wisconsin has the No. 1 offense in the nation, averaging 5.32 goals a game.Now, enough statistics. Every Badger seems to be getting in on the fun, and not just by scoring.While the defensemen have had their fair share of fun scoring goals, they also do their job on the other side of the puck, and do it well. Every defender has found extensive time on the ice while also making big stops and momentum-shifting blocks.Even the goaltenders are splitting time and posting their own number of shutouts.With a 20-1-2 record on the season, freshman Alex Rigsby has posted six shutouts, while sophomore Becca Ruegseggar has three with a 10-1-0 record.Rigsby may be minding the net more, but Ruegseggar also provides experience and strength in the net when the squad needs it.With a standard starting lineup of forwards Meghan Duggan, Brianna Decker and Brooke Ammerman, and defensemen Stef McKeough and Alev Kelter, the Badgers have 78 goals in that group alone.With the likes of forward Hilary Knight, Madison Packer and Brittany Ammerman coming off the bench, not to mention Mallory Deluce or Carolyne Prevost, Wisconsin has an intimidating squad at all levels.Sure, Duggan, Knight and Decker normally make headlines – all three were recently nominated for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award (women’s hockey’s top individual honor). But the impressive numbers UW has recorded this season makes it truly a team effort.In the last week of the regular season, the Badgers lost both Ammerman sisters to injuries after losing forward Kelly Nash the previous week. Wisconsin essentially lost an entire line of forwards heading into its final games against Mankato.In a testament to its depth and talent, UW didn’t seem phased at all after losing their fourth- and fifth-leading scorers, proceeding to crush MSU 4-0 and 9-1.Even without some of their top players, three skaters – Decker, Knight and Packer – notched hat tricks against the Mavericks.Not only did the squad combine for an “Ovechtrick” but Duggan also scored her 101st goal in her career at Wisconsin and broke a UW program record of 220 career points. Duggan’s record breaking points came off assists – further solidifying Wisconsin’s team-effort mentality.“I think we’re a very talented team,” Knight said. “We’ve got a lot of depth and that definitely differentiates us from any other team. We’ve got some of the top forwards in the U.S. and some of the top [defense] and forwards from the Canadian pool, as well. We mesh well together off the ice and that leads to great chemistry on the ice. As long as we’re having fun, working hard, we’re going to do well.”Sure, most successful teams have really great team chemistry. But as Knight suggests, Wisconsin’s depth helps it stand apart.In national rankings, the Badgers have four more regular season wins than both No. 2 Cornell and No. 3 Mercyhurst. Also, with six more wins than Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota – who both finished the season with 18 conference wins – Wisconsin ended the regular season with a solid 19-point lead.So what’s the point?Combined with their depth and offensive domination, the Badgers seem unstoppable.With the team head coach Mark Johnson has put together this season, there’s no foreseeable reason Wisconsin shouldn’t be skating in yet another national championship game.Yet, that’s not even on the squad’s radar yet. Right now, they’re just focused on the weekend at hand.“I think we’re confident, but we’re not overly confident or cocky,” Packer said.Sure they have every reason to be confident – 30 wins in one season is no easy feat – but with their talent and ability to bombard the net, Wisconsin has no reason to fear this playoff run.Kelly is a sophomore intending to major in journalism. Do you think the Badgers’ talented depth sets them apart, or is it something else? Let her know at kerickson@badgerherald.com.last_img read more