Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 83-year-old Lindenhurst woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in West Babylon on Monday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Amelia Couvertier was trying to cross Great East Neck Road when she was hit by a Toyota making a left turn from Montauk Highway at 3:20 p.m.Couvertier was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was later pronounced dead.The driver, 73-year-old Carol Lawrence of North Lindenhurst, was not injured.First Squad detectives impounded her car and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interview to call them at 631-854-8152.
by: Jane PannierThe NCUA has gone back to the drawing board and reissued a revised proposal concerning federal credit unions’ ownership of fixed assets. The proposed rule issued in 2014 drew mostly negative comments stating that it didn’t go far enough in providing credit unions with authority to manage their own resources. This renovated proposal represents a significant improvement over the previous proposal by eliminating altogether the 5% cap on fixed assets.Under ConstructionThe proposed changes to the current fixed assets rule are as follows:The 5% RemovalElimination of the 5% aggregate limit on investments in fixed assets for federal credit unions with $1,000,000 or more in assets. NCUA proposes to oversee an FCU’s ownership of fixed assets through the supervisory and examination process rather than by setting an artificial limit. Accordingly, the current provisions dealing with waivers to the 5% limit would be deleted and any existing waivers would be considered moot as of the effective date of a final rule. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Food & DiningLifestyle EatingWell Fish Sticks. by: – June 23, 2011 You can make these homemade fish sticks in about the same amount of time it takes to bake a box of the frozen kind—with a fraction of the fat.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 289 calories; 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 1 g mono unsaturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 4 g fiber; 373 mg sodium; 436 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Folate (19% daily value).Ingredients:Canola oil cooking spray1 cup whole-wheat dry breadcrumbs (see Note) or 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs1 cup whole-grain cereal flakes1 teaspoon lemon pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup all-purpose flour2 large egg whites, beaten1 pound tilapia fillets (see Note), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch strips Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 28 Views no discussions Share Share Recipe source:eatingwell.com Directions:Preheat oven to 450°F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray.Place breadcrumbs, cereal flakes, lemon pepper, garlic powder, paprika and salt in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground. Transfer to a shallow dish.Place flour in a second shallow dish and egg whites in a third shallow dish. Dredge each strip of fish in the flour, dip it in the egg and then coat all sides with the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the prepared rack. Coat both sides of the breaded fish with cooking spray.Bake until the fish is cooked through and the breading is golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes.Ingredient notes: We like Ian’s brand of coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, labeled “Panko breadcrumbs.” Find them in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets. To make your own breadcrumbs, trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. (To make fine dry breadcrumbs, process until very fine.) Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs. U.S. farm-raised tilapia is a better choice for the environment because it is usually grown in closed farming systems that limit pollution.
171 Views one comment Tweet Share Students of the Dominica Grammar School protesting outside of Parliament on Thursday morning. The Dominica Grammar School (DGS) has been at the center of controversy for the second consecutive day.On Wednesday teachers staged a “sit in” refusing to teach classes following an attack on one of their colleagues by a student.On Thursday the students decided to mount their own protest citing security issues as a major concern.“We are out of school today because students started throwing chairs and desks at teachers and all over the schools compound,” one student told Dominica Vibes after our reporter inquired why such a large number of them were in the streets during school hours.“That not finishing so. We want the teachers to teach us and expel the boy they are protesting about because we want to learn,” another student yelled.The students who apparently planned this protest action bore placards written “We need security”, “Mock exams in two weeks we the students need security,” among others.The students matched to the Financial Center in Roseau and then on to the Parliament building while Parliament was in session and were asked to leave by the police.Meantime education officials and members of the Dominica Teachers Association have met to address the problem.Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth said the issue of security at schools has been raised and this is being assessed.He said some measures have already been implemented including the availability of security guards at the schools.Hyacinth also noted that the student in question was suspended but that the student has to be accessed further and the matter could lead to an expulsion.Dominica Vibes News EducationLocalNewsSecondary DGS students protest outside Parliament by: – February 16, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share
The Wildcats Tennis Team competed in the EIAC Conference Tournament Thursday evening Sept 21 and Saturday Sept 23.The team had a good showing with four out of the five varsity making it into the semi-finals at the respective positions. At the end of the tournament the Wildcats had two Conference Tournament Champions;Trevor Murray at #2 singles and the #1 doubles team of Dylan Little and Braydon Ertel. All three student athletes achieved All-Conference Honors for the second year in a row.Quarterfinals#1 Singles – Landon Bundy (FC) def. Zach Hoeing (R) 6-3, 6-3#2 Singles – Trevor Murray (FC) def. Brody Taylor (EC) 6-2, 6-1#3 Singles – Jacob Carroll (R) def. Austin Arrasmith (FC) 6-4, 6-3#1 Doubles – Dylan Little/Braydon Ertel (FC) def. Jackson McCool/Jordan Liman (L) 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles – Dillon Lewis/Kurt Oetzel (FC) def. Matt Hughes/Nate Klayer (SD) 6-3, 6-2Semi-Finals#1 Singles – Chase Lambernides (EC) def. Landon Bundy (FC) 6-1, 6-0#2 Singles – Trevor Murray (FC) def. George Ritter (B) 6-3, 6-4#1 Doubles – Dylan Little/Braydon Ertel (FC) def. Mason Stevens/Ross Furguson (C) 6-1, 6-1#2 Doubles – Allen Pope/Zach Bovard (EC) def. Dillon Lewis/Kurt Oetzel (FC) 6-4, 6-4Finals#2 Singles – Trevor Murray (FC) def. Justice Parvis (C) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2#1 Doubles – Dylan Little/Braydon Ertel (FC) def. Logan Smith/Ben Duerstock (G) 6-4, 6-3.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Derrike Kolb.
Versailles, In. — Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced that Trooper Zachariah Ruble, a Jackson County resident, is being promoted to sergeant to serve as a District Squad Leader with the Indiana State Police, Versailles District.Sgt. Ruble is a 1999 graduate of Southwestern High School, Hanover, Indiana. After high school he joined the United States Marines where he served over five years, achieving the rank of Sergeant in 2002. During his time in the Marines, he was awarded the Marine Corps Combat Aircrew Wings and First Strike/Flight Air Medal for his actions in Afghanistan in 2004.Sgt. Ruble attended the 65th Indiana State Police Academy and graduated in April 2006. After graduation, he was assigned to the Seymour District of the Indiana State Police until its closing in 2010. He was then transferred to the Versailles District. He also served three years as a watch officer in the Indiana Fusion Center.As a trooper, Sgt. Ruble has been a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, Honor Guard, and a field training officer. He is certified as a Control Tactics, Taser, and Firearms Instructor. He has been a core instructor at the Indiana State Police Academy for five years and recently served as a counselor for the 78th ISP Recruit Academy.Sgt. Ruble is very active in his community. He has coached football for the Seymour Youth Football League and the Seymour Middle School Football Team. He has also coached baseball at Seymour Middle School and Trinity Lutheran High School.Sgt. Ruble was promoted after completing the rigorous Indiana State Police promotional process which included performance evaluations, written testing, oral interview, and review by the Indiana State Police Superintendent.Sgt. Ruble’s new responsibilities include supervising and evaluating a squad of troopers who patrol the Versailles District.Versailles District Commander Lt. Paul Adams recently stated, “Sgt. Ruble is deserving of his new position as a supervisor with the Indiana State Police. His experience in the Marines and Indiana State Police Career has prepared him to lead troopers at the Versailles District. He truly represents the values of the Indiana State Police and I believe his experience and knowledge will be an asset in his new role.”
highlights PCB announced 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Pakistan team family will not be allowed to travel with team. Pakistan will play against India on June 15. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday rejected a suggestion from national team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to have players’ families travelling with them during the World Cup in England. “Yes there was a suggestion from the captain and players that they should be allowed to have their wives and children with them in England during the World Cup but the board has not allowed this” an official source in the board said. He said instead permission had been granted to the players that their wives and children could be with them during the ODI series against England but they would have to leave before the World Cup. The source said the board wanted the players to be totally focussed on cricket during the World Cup. “This decision has been taken by the team management,” he said. Sarfaraz, in an interview to a television channel, made it clear he was in favour of allowing players to have their families with them, especially on long tours. “The World Cup and our tour of England is a long one. I believe that even cricketing wise it helps a player relax if his family is with him,” the Pakistan skipper said. “When a player returns to his room after a day’s tensions and pressure it helps to have your family. A player wants to relax and unwind after a hard day. In Pakistan, we can go out with our friends and relatives to relax but we can’t get that atmosphere abroad.” “So I think if you have your wife and children you can focus on them and spend time with them and this helps you relax mentally for the next day as well,” he said. Another source said this time the board and team management had also decided to restrict the use of social media network for the players during the World Cup. Meanwhile, Pakistan team will play a bilateral series against World Cup hosts England.(With Inputs: PTI)
Tottenham Transfer news GossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothGossipJOSE’S SP-ARKSpurs ‘in secret transfer talks’ with Napoli over £45m-rated Arkadiusz MilikGossipALL O-VERVertonghen may QUIT Spurs for free next month as club refuse two-year dealGossipNO KANE DOSpurs reject Kane approach by Barca forcing them into £100m Martinez moveGossipDOUBLE BUBBLESpurs eye double Serie A transfer swoop for Alex Sandro and CastagneBROTHERS IN ARMSSpurs target Booth brothers – Taylor from Bayern, Zach at Real Salt LakeGossipSERGE SPLURGESpurs join Utd and Chelsea in race for Lazio’s £80m-rated Milinkovic-SavicPochettino is thought to have made contact with the midfielder in the summer, but was not able to convince the Barca man to leave the club he has been with for 14-years.Alena had his heart set on trying to break out as a first-team starter, but has so far failed in his attempts.Pochettino saw the 21-year-old as a direct replacement for Eriksen, but after the Dane failed to secure a move away from London, Spurs chiefs decided against an all out attempt to sign Alena.Mauricio Pochettino claims Christian Eriksen ‘always happy’ at Spurs despite 4 According to Mundo Deportivo Alena makes the list of candidates to replace Eriksen TOTTENHAM are eyeing a winter move for Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena, Spanish reports claim.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was unable to shift wantaway playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer, as transfer interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United came to nothing.4 Spurs are eyeing a winter move for Barcelona midfielder Carles AlenaCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Mauricio Pochettino was unable to shift wantaway playmaker Christian Eriksen this summerCredit: ReutersThe Dane remains a feature in Tottenham’s squad, but with his contract expiring at the end of the season Pochettino is on the hunt for a replacement.And according to Mundo Deportivo 21-year-old Spaniard Alena makes the list of candidates.The midfielder has been given limited playing time under Barca boss Ernesto Valverde this term, making just one appearance, against Athletic Bilbao on the opening day of the season.His frustration has not gone unnoticed as Spurs are joined by Real Betis in the race to tempt the Spanish Under-21 star away from the Nou Camp.Despite 27 first-team appearances last season with two goals, the arrival of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax this summer led to Alena being subject to transfer interest.Betis failed with a loan offer at the start of the season, and like Spurs now wait to make a swoop in January.Both clubs are said to be monitoring Alena’s situation, with the lack of minutes encouraging them to make transfer offers.4
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. “Work. Try to study the game and get better. Listen to people around me that push me and motivate me and try to be the best I can be. It’s pretty simple.”Harden had a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHarden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games.LeBron James had 33 points for the Cavaliers, and Jeff Green added 27. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award His shot earned some ribbing from Harden when Springer came into the locker room to meet him after thegame.“What was up with that shot,” Harden asked laughing.Springer answered: “I had zero touch.”NO SHOOTAROUND, NO PROBLEMThe Rockets didn’t have a shootaround Thursday morning as D’Antoni experiments with whether it’s better for his team to rest before games instead of coming into the arena in the mornings. Teams often don’t have shootaround on the second day of back-to-back games, but this different because Houston didn’t play on Wednesday. They’ve skipped shootaround two other times this season, once in New York because of traffic and a second time against Utah. Both times Houston went on to blowout wins.“Those were two of our better outings so it kind of leads to don’t do it again … if we don’t (play well) then we’ll go back and have shootaround,” D’Antoni said.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Dallas on Saturday night.Rockets: Host Memphis on Saturday night. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Houston led by seven after a layup by James with about 10 minutes left. The Rockets scored the next six points, capped by a 3-pointer by P.J. Tucker to make it 111-98. The Cavaliers used a 13-1 run, with five points from James, to cut the lead to 112-111 with 90 seconds left.Harden missed a layup after that, but grabbed a rebound and threw an alley-oop to Clint Capela, who finished for Houston’s first basket since Tucker’s 3. He was fouled on the play and made the free throw to make it 115-11 with just over a minute remaining.James made a layup on the other end, but Capela made another basket after a grabbing the rebound on a missby Harden to put Houston back up by 4 with 10.7 seconds left.Capela, who finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, blocked a shot by James in the final seconds to secure the win.“We expect him to do that,” coach Mike D’Antoni said about Capela’s solid performance. “He’s 23 years old. There’s no reason why he can’t keep getting better.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Perez named NCAA MVP as Pirates banner awardees Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Cavaliers have lost six of their last eight games, leaving James to answer question about why they’re struggling.“We played a pretty good game, but I’m not here for moral victories,” he said. “That’s not what I’m about.”Harden has scored 30 or more points in three of the last four games, highlighted by a 56-point performance in a win over the Jazz on Sunday. It’s the second triple-double of the season for Harden and the 33rd of his career.“I thought our guys really scrapped and competed,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. “But Harden was Harden. He made some tough, contested 3s off the dribble, which we wanted. We contested all of them, but he made some big shots.”The Rockets made the first seven points of the second half thanks to a three-pointer by Eric Gordon and a four-point play by Trevor Ariza to take a 72-67 lead.Cleveland got going soon after that and a layup by Iman Shumpert got the Cavaliers within 1 point soon after that. But Harden made two 3-pointers to power an 8-2 run that extended Houston’s lead to 81-74 lead with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.The Cavaliers scored five quick points, capped by a 3-pointer by Green, to tie it at 87-87 about three minutes later. A 3-point play by Gordon put Houston back on top and the Rockets had extended their lead to 100-93 entering the fourth quarter.TIP-INSCavaliers: G Derrick Rose sat out because of soreness in his left ankle. Rose missed four straight games after spraining his ankle on Oct. 20 before returning to play the last two. But the ankle was still bothering him, forcing him to sit out again on Thursday night. … Shumpert started in his place and finished with seven points. .. Love had 17 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.Rockets: F Luc Mbah a Moute missed because of a bruised left knee. … Gordon added 20 points. … Harden made 13 of 14 free throws.SPRINGER’S SHOTWorld Series MVP George Springer, who led the Houston Astros to their first championship last week, was at the Toyota Center Thursday to take part in the Rockets’ First Shot promotion. Before the tipoff of each game, a local celebrity shoots a free throw for charity. A made shot gets a $5,000 donation from new owner Tilman Fertitta and the Clutch City Foundation, while a miss earns the shooter’s charity $1,000. While Springer didn’t miss too many balls while hitting .379 with five homers and seven RBIs during the World Series, he wasn’t nearly as good on the basketball court as he missed Thursday’s shot. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has.The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) gradual drawdown is instilling fear among Liberians and foreign residents alike as a result of numerous lapses contained in the Security Sector Reform (SSR) exercises spearheaded by that body.These lapses are clearly evident in the performances of the national security apparatus, especially the Liberia National Police, a detailed study conducted by an official of the Governance Commission, has revealed.The study was conducted by Dr. Yarsuo Weh-Dorliae, one of the commissioners at the GC with oversight on decentralization. It reveals that the manner in which LNP officers were recruited, coupled with the manner in which they were trained has created a bad public perception about the force thereby lowering public confidence in the police. That situation is detrimental to the maintenance of law and order (peace and stability) in the absence of UNMIL.Making a presentation on the SSR yesterday in Monrovia, Dr. Dorliae said the purpose of the study was to understand how UNMIL’s training affected effectiveness of performance and public confidence in the ability of the LNP to maintain law and order, that the result proved otherwise. The presentation was titled: “UNMIL Training of Liberia National Police: Effectiveness, Results, and Future Implications.”Analysis of UNMIL’s reform exercise revealed mixed results and impacts on the effectiveness of police performance in the country. The findings further indicated that the adverse impacts are not entirely training related but also resulted from the behavior of the Government of Liberia towards its police force. Some of these negative impacts are the results of low salaries, lack of incentives and lack of logistical support.Quantitative data were used to address impacts of UNMIL’s police training on the maintenance of law and order. The data, according to Dr. Dorliae, were collected through a researcher-developed survey which measures recruitment, training, effectiveness of performance and public confidence in the police. Participants were 120 persons drawn from government officials, some of them senior officials, UNMIL officials, LNP and members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO).He also indicated that a qualitative semi-structured interview data were also gathered from 18 additional participants to address the challenges for quality improvement in the performance of the police.The findings indicated that there were some lapses in the recruitment process conducted by UNMIL because people who committed heinous crimes during the civil crisis were recruited. Sufficient background investigation was not done during the recruitment exercises, leading to criminals being recruited.It also indicated that recruitment and vetting were exhausted, candidates were not investigated with due diligence regarding their character and human rights records.The findings indicated that people were afraid to speak during the recruitment process because they were afraid of reprisals. “People did not feel free to express themselves because there was no guarantee of confidentiality.”People even in high ranking positions in the LNP confided that the training exercises were disjointed, the finding reported.The finding alleges that the government does not see the police as its responsibility, but rather as that of the international community because it was the international community that spearheaded the entire process with little or no interest from the government.Quantitative findings also indicate a moderately significant correlation between police perceived knowledge and job performance, thus implying that UNMIL’s training effected some changes relative to the maintenance of law and order.However, the diversity of trainers from contrasting policing jurisdiction produced an outcome that lacked a country-specific context for Liberia, a common law country with a criminal justice system and policing tradition patterned after that of the United States.The findings showed that the government failed to take ownership of the LNP reform exercise and to provide leadership and adequate resource support to complement the training due to its weak commitment.On the level of performance, the findings overwhelmingly showed that it is capable of maintaining law and order, though some of their training cannot be put into practice as a result of lack of some essential logistics.“Some police officers have been trained in forensic investigation. They learned these things in well equipped laboratories where they were trained, but they cannot apply that knowledge here because of lack of logistics,” the report quotes a high ranking LNP official.Lower ranking police officers are not effective in performing their duties because of constant interference from the boss or higher-hands. The finding indicated that the police is state-centric rather than people centered; as a result they tend to protect the powers that be than the public. “International police reform has become an integral component of post conflict peacekeeping and state building operations of the UN, with the overarching objective being to build stable democracies in those post-conflict fragile states. This has not always been the case though an effective police force is a critical component of sustainable state-building and democratic governance.Liberia’s democratic theory justifies the necessity for an effective police force as an embodiment of state authority for upholding the rule of law and protecting the democratic political and socio-economic processes (human rights, investment that provide jobs, elections) that are crucial to maintaining stability in a democracy.He, however, recommended that government and UNMIL must collaborate to professionalize, depoliticize and structure the LNP as a semi autonomous service institution; and situate the force in its common law criminal justice system with organization, structure and rank catalog harmonized with its police tradition.The UN post-conflict international police training mission in the future should be driven by what is required to implement training specific to host country’s policing needs and not by availability of funding and donors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)