Suffolk Cop Charged in Fatal Wrong-way Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An off-duty Suffolk County police officer was arrested for allegedly driving the wrong way on Sunrise Highway and causing a head-on crash that killed another driver in West Islip early Tuesday morning, authorities said.Robert Scheuerer, an officer in the Third Precinct, was charged with a felony count of reckless endangerment. He is facing additional charges, police said.Major Case Unit detectives said the officer was driving a Nissan Pathfinder eastbound in the westbound lanes when his SUV crashed into a Ford van between exits 39 and 40 at 4:38 a.m.The van caught fire, and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s identity was not immediately available.Scheuerer was hospitalized. He will be arraigned at a later date. In the meantime, he was suspended from duty without pay.Detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-6553 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

ING pension fund slashes allocation to return portfolio

first_imgSince 2014, ING staff have accrued pensions through the new ING collective defined contribution scheme.The pension fund’s official coverage ratio was reported at 145%, while the average for Dutch pension funds last year was 108%.Thanks to an additional contribution from the employer, as well as a full hedge of the interest risk on its liabilities, the scheme’s coverage increased by 17 percentage points over 2014.Last year, the ING scheme adjusted its targets after surveying its participants on their risk appetite.The survey showed they preferred certainty on their nominal pension over full indexation. The new target places the odds that its funding will fall short of 109% within a year, based on market rates, at less than 1%.It also stipulates that the probability the scheme will miss its indexation target of at least 80% of the consumer index within a 15-year period should not exceed 30%.The pension fund said its goals should be achievable if its ‘market funding ratio’ is approximately 130%, and 70% of its assets are invested through its matching portfolio. The remaining 30% should be placed in its return portfolio, consisting of credit, equity, property and private equity.The pension fund said it reduced its equity allocation from 20% to 16% and its interest hedge from 105% to 92.5%.It also plans to increase investments in inflation-linked bonds and swaps. ING’s €29bn pension fund in the Netherlands has scaled back its return-portfolio allocation by 15 percentage points, from 45% to 30%, in favour of its fixed income allocation.The pension fund hopes to achieve an indexation of 80% of the consumer index.The move, cited in its annual report for 2014, bucks the norm, as many other Dutch pension funds are planning to increase their equity allocations for higher returns.However, the Pensioenfonds ING differs from the average pension fund in that it has been closed to new entrants.last_img read more

Katie Kolinski thrives as Syracuse’s first woman graduate assistant

first_img Published on March 7, 2017 at 12:38 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img UPDATED: March 7, 2017 at 12:40 p.m.There are days Katie Kolinski walks into the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center and can’t fathom she works there.She grew up a 15-minute drive from Syracuse University watching generational talents such as Eric Devendorf, whom she now shares an office with. She drove to New York City for the Big East tournament and watched Gerry McNamara, whom she now shares a staff with. She attended games in the Carrier Dome observing Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim, whom she now shares a bench with.But not once in Boeheim’s 40 years as Syracuse’s head coach did he have a woman graduate assistant. Kolinski is the first.“Every day, you know you’re going to come in and you’re going to learn something,” Kolinski said. “That’s the biggest thing for me. … If I’m not prepared then I might not be able to get a coaching job. I want to make sure I’m as prepared as possible.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter attending West Genesee (New York) High School, Kolinski joined SU as a manager for all four years. She became the Orange’s first woman head manager. Upon graduating last spring, Kolinski told Boeheim about her desire to stay as a graduate assistant. When she was younger, Kolinski looked up to former Tennessee women’s head coach Pat Summitt. She enjoyed her fiery manner on the sideline and appreciated how she maximized her players’ talent. Now she admires Nancy Lieberman, who’s become a mentor to her, and Becky Hammon. Both are assistant coaches in the NBA — Lieberman for the Sacramento Kings and Hammon for the San Antonio Spurs — and the first two assistants in NBA history.“Coach Boeheim needs to get a high-five and a hug,” Lieberman said. “I’ve known him for years … Coach Boeheim would not hire someone if they were not good.”According to a 2013 USA Today article, there have been only three woman assistant coaches in the college game . When Lieberman came through the coaching ranks, she didn’t have a role model to look to. She wants to be one for Kolinski. As they’ve gotten to know each other in the past couple years, Lieberman’s realized how sharp Kolinski is basketball-wise.Kolinski’s long-term goal is to become a men’s or women’s Division I coach. In the meantime, she’s learning from a head coach who’s unofficially won 1,003 games. With an increased role this year, she’s watched more film and helped train players more often. “She has a tremendous urge to learn about the game of basketball and coach the game of basketball as much as anybody that I’ve ever had as a manger,” Boeheim said, “and when she decided to be a grad assistant, we wanted her to work with us as a grad assistant.”Kolinski spends about 20 hours per week with the team. She’s been grouped with assistant coach Mike Hopkins and the centers for the past four years. This season, she spends her time before practice with freshman forward Taurean Thompson working on footwork and shooting.She has her own folder to compile clips of plays she wants to refer back to. As a manager, she watched film but didn’t have the same resources. She watches Thompson and analyzes every part of his game, from noticing how he crashes toward the basket for a rebound to how high he holds his hands on defense to timing help defense. While reviewing SU’s first matchup against Georgia Tech on Friday, Kolinski watched Thompson make two deflections on a single defensive possession.“Plays like this fire me up,” Kolinski said.Thompson entered the year lacking any experience in a zone defense. He played man-to-man full-time in high school. Kolinski said Boeheim’s 2-3 zone is simple, but it also takes time to master. Thompson doesn’t mind working on defense for 30 minutes straight in practice, Kolinski said, and his progression throughout the year makes her proud. She’ll clip together different segments of Thompson’s game so she or Hopkins can save for future reference. Kolinski values both the positives and the negatives. Players need to see their success to know what they’re capable of, she said. And when they don’t execute properly, she notes that, too.“She’ll be a reminder to me if I’m doing something wrong,” Thompson said. “Kind of like Hopkins’ extension a little bit.”Kolinski doesn’t just note what Syracuse is doing. She hopes one day, she’ll be in a position to make decisions. When an opponent runs a play she likes, she’ll write it down. She doesn’t want to be unprepared in the future.Throughout her five years at Syracuse, Kolinski’s been a part of two Final Four runs, a 25-0 start and a bevy of memorable, nerve-wracking wins. She’s witnessed Boeheim’s steady demeanor amid constant challenges each season. Her instructional design, development and evaluation master’s program will last until after next year, giving her another season to soak in as much as she can. Said Kolinski: “Not many people can get opportunities like this.”last_img read more

Brilliant Edwin Allen! – Two three-peats for Clarendon-based girls

first_img After a quiet season, Dyke finally showed his hand in the 4×400 metres. They came to the Relays as underdogs despite retaining three members of last year’s winning team as St Elizabeth Technical, with the hot Junelle Bloomfield on their team, were howling favourites to bring home their first title in the event. However, Dyke silenced the very overconfident St Elizabeth Technical. It was a plucky Holmwood Technical who gave them much to worry about. Holmwood, the record holders in the event, looked like pulling off a win, but their outstanding Ashley Williams fell on the anchor leg and Edwin Allen went on to win in 3:40.88. St Elizabeth Technical was second in 3:41.17, with Union Catholic out of New Jersey third in 3:42.59. Unlucky, Holmwood ended at the back of the field in 4:03.74. Shannon Kalawan, who ran the third leg for her team, was delighted with the win. “We came to Penn Relays as underdogs, but we were very confident that we would have won. I am extremely happy that I played my part by giving the team the lead, and it was good to be on the podium for the second time on the day, and I want to give God thanks for this,” said Kalawan, who finished second in the 400 metres hurdles on Thursday’s opening day. The other members of the team were Joneil Moore and Davia Smith. PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Edwin Allen High’s girls were brilliant on yesterday’s penultimate day of competition at the 122nd renewal of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia yesterday. The Clarendon-based school had two three-peats as they captured the 4x100m and 4x400m for the third consecutive year at the prestigious relay carnival. Unlike Thursday’s opening day when it was very cold, things warmed up yesterday and this lifted the performances. Despite coming into the finals of the 4×100 metres as the second-fastest qualifiers behind Holmwood Technical, Edwin Allen had few problems in achieving victory. They shrugged off early pressure from first-time finalists St Catherine High on the first two legs. Then the classy Shellece Clarke on the third leg put her team into the lead. Khamoy Farquharson on anchor then coasted home as Edwin Allen clocked to win in 45.73 seconds. St Catherine finished second in 46.11, with Nansemond River out of Virginia third in 46.26. Holmwood were fifth in 46.66 and Green Island seventh in 47.85. The other members of the winning Edwin Allen team were Kasheika Cameron and Patrice Moodie. Coach Dyke hailed his girls as before the race, he had told them that winning was the main focus. “Based on the preliminary round, we were very confident of victory, and with the type of weather, I told the girls that our main focus was just to win. The time was not important as the objective was for them to get on top of the podium,” said Dyke, who added that his young team could win the event for another three years. UNDERDOGS IN RELAYSlast_img read more

OOCL Most Reliable Carrier in Q3

first_imgzoom In the third quarter of 2017 Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) was the most reliable carrier with a schedule reliability score of 83.3%.Evergreen and Wan Hai were the second most reliable carriers scoring 82.5% each, followed by APL and HMM with 82.3% and 82.0%, respectively, according to the data provided by SeaIntel.During the quarter, 11 of the top-18 carriers saw a quarter-on-quarter improvement in their reliability scores, while the scores declined for 6 carriers, albeit by small margins, and Hapag Lloyd recorded no change from Q2, 2017.No carriers saw a positive year-on-year change in schedule reliability with the biggest year-on-year decreases recorded by MOL, UASC and K Line, with drops of 15.1, 14.4, and 13.8 percentage points, respectively.On-time performance was based on 38,595 separate vessels arrivals, SeaIntel said.Schedule reliability in Asia-USWC improved by 4.3 percentage points Q/Q, reaching 80.8% in Q3, 2017, recording a Y/Y decline of 7.6 percentage points.Niche carrier Matson recorded schedule reliability of 100%, followed by ZIM and HMM with 97.3% and 91.4%, respectively.In Asia-USEC on-time performance decreased from 72.4% in Q2 to 70.4% in Q3, deteriorating significantly by 16.9 percentage points on a Y/Y level. During the quarter, Evergreen, CMA CGM, COSCO, and APL were the most reliable carriers on this trade lane with reliability scores of 83.2% each.On-time performance in Asia-North Europe continued improving, increasing by 2.4 percentage points in Q3 to 77.5%, bringing it closer to the on-time performance of 80.6% recorded in the same quarter in 2016. The most reliable carriers were OOCL, Evergreen, and APL, all with a score of 87.7%.In Q3, schedule reliability in Asia-Mediterranean increased to 77.2%, which corresponds to a Q/Q increase of 5.1 percentage points, 5.7 percentage points below 82.8% recorded in Q3, 2016.ZIM was the most reliable carrier on this trade lane with schedule reliability score of 85.6%, followed by Maersk Line with 84.3%.Global schedule reliability improved marginally by 0.2 percentage points from 74.5% in Q2 to 74.7% in Q3.On a year-on-year level, schedule reliability recorded in Q3 was 10.6 percentage points lower than last year.last_img read more