Deer Park Man Facing Upgraded Charges in Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Deer Park man has been indicted on upgraded charges after allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 25-year-old passenger on the Long Island Expressway in Melville three months ago, Suffolk County prosecutors said.Daniel Moreira will be arraigned Friday before Judge Fernando Camacho on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and speeding. He was initially arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He is free on $5,000 bail.“Though police at the scene described the defendant as smelling of alcohol, having bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech, Moreira claimed to have had one beer, that he was traveling alone and that the crash occurred at Exit 60,” District Attorney Tom Spota said.Prosecutors said Moreira’s blood-alcohol content was 0.20, more than double the legal limit, after the crash. Police have said that the 27-year-old suspect was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound on the LIE when his vehicle rear-ended a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck near Exit 49 at 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 9. The vehicle came to a rest after hitting a barrier.His passenger, Ismelda Rodriguez, of Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.Moreira was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.The driver of the Tacoma, 60-year-old Terry Doughan of Kings Park, was not injured.last_img read more

Equity holdings boost returns at Finland’s Etera

first_imgFinland’s Etera saw its listed equity portfolio boost returns for the first half of 2015 to 3.7%, as its solvency level continued to recover.The pension mutual said assets under management were approaching €6bn by the end of June, while year-to-date returns rose further to 4.2% when taking into account results from July.Stefan Björkman, the provider’s managing director, praised its continued active investment in domestic markets, highlighting its stakes in property and corporate bonds. Currently, 40% of Etera’s assets are invested in Finland.Listed equities were the provider’s best performer during the first six months of the year, retuning 8.5% compared to 9.6% for the first half of 2014. However, returns from equities as a whole outpaced 2014’s results by 0.9 percentage points, standing at 7.8. Its fixed income portfolio remained flat, returning 2.4%, while property dropped slightly year-on-year to return 2%.The mutual also continued to see improvements to its solvency level after questions over its future viability as a standalone entity emerged in late 2013.At the time, Etera reported a solvency level of 16.2%, which has improved to 17.2% by the end of June.Rival pension provider Ilmarinen saw returns of 6.2% over the first six months of the year, and Varma reported returns of 4.3%.last_img read more

PICTURES :JOY Sports kick starts EPL broadcast in grand style

first_imgThe Broadcast of the English Premier League has commenced on your only 24-hour sports channel JOYSports and Adom TV on Multi TV.Tune in and listen to expert analyses from our experienced analysts as Multi TV brings you live action from the most Passionate Football League in the world.Last year was great and just look forward to whet up your appetite with some cracking games. A high tech Set to steer the discussion is also on show to capture the scenery of this exciting football orchestra.last_img read more

Jilted boyfriend ships out to Iraq

first_imgRosenthal, 62, famed for his marijuana cultivation books and the “Ask Ed” column he wrote for High Times magazine, will host the event at his Piedmont home on March 4. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I want you to make sure you don’t make her sound like the bad guy in this,” Griffin told Reno Gazette-Journal columnist Siobhan McAndrew. “She’s just kind of moving on with her life, and I’ve been gone at basic training and in San Diego for a year.” – Associated Press Chong helps ‘Guru of Ganja’ Comedian Tommy Chong will help raise money to defend the self-proclaimed “Guru of Ganja,” who is charged with growing hundreds of marijuana plants for a dispensary. Chong, who starred with Cheech Marin in stoner movie classics “Up in Smoke” and “Nice Dreams,” will appear at a $125-per-person event for Ed Rosenthal. Kyle Griffin shipped out with his Marine unit for Iraq on Sunday, a week after he was jilted by the woman he wanted to marry. Griffin, 19, returned home to Reno, Nev., from his military base in San Diego to propose to his girlfriend on Feb. 17. He arranged to put up a billboard with his proposal in neighboring Sparks. On a bright pink billboard was her name and the question: “Will you marry me?” But after he bought a non-returnable engagement ring and got down on one knee in front of the billboard, his girlfriend said, “No.” last_img read more