Valley Stream Man Killed by DWI Suspect, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old Valley Stream man was killed when an alleged drunken driver crashed his car into a vehicle the victim was driving in Brooklyn, New York City police said.Fabian Brooks, 25, of Brooklyn, was driving an Infiniti G-37 southbound on Remsen Avenue in Canarsie when he hit a northbound Toyota Camry that was making a left turn onto Glenwood Road shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday, police said.The Toyota, driven by Nikon Vouyiouklis, then struck three parked cars. The Infiniti hit a utility pole.Both drivers were taken to Brookdale Hospital, where Vouyiouklis was pronounced dead and Brooks was listed in stable condition.Brooks was charged with Manslaughter, Vehicular Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Reckless Endangerment, driving while intoxicated, Reckless Driving and driving while ability impaired.last_img read more

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Mineola Man Shot Dead Outside Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 43-year-old man was shot and killed outside of his Mineola home after the shooter demanded money but fled the scene without stealing any from the victim over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Officers responding to a 911 call found the victim, Oscar Granados, suffering from a gunshot wound on Roslyn Road at 9:42 p.m. Sunday, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene outside of the home that he shared with his family.“Give me the money,” the victim’s brother overheard the suspect tell Granados during a struggle, Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters Monday during a news conference at police headquarters.Detectives are investigating whether the shooter’s motive may have been related to the victim’s gambling but would not say how much money the victim had on him at the time, Azzata said. He noted that there was no known gang involvement.“I believe that he was targeted,” Azzata said. “It’s going in that direction, but that could change.”Azzata said that detectives plan to interview the taxi cab driver that had dropped Granados off from a location in Hempstead moments before the shooting. Although there have been no arrests and there is no description of the suspect, the voice indicated that the shooter was a man, he added.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymouslast_img read more

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Haiti keen on full integration in CARICOM Single Market

first_img Sharing is caring! Share President Michel Martelly of Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Haiti will give “utmost importance” to full integration in the CARICOM Single Market.This assurance was given last Thursday by Michel Martelly, president of Haiti, in his address to the opening ceremony of the thirty second meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis.“The former government had already started the process to harmonize the norms with those of CARICOM. We will do our best to activate this process,” he said, so that the Haitian economy would integrate with the other economies of CARICOM member states in the areas of agriculture, industry and services.In his first address to the Conference of Heads of Government and his first official visit overseas since his inauguration as president, Martelly said that for Haiti CARICOM was first and foremost a place that created “consistent and durable ties between our nations”.Martelly was high in praise for the response his country received from the Community in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January last year.“During the January 12, 2010, earthquake, you have accompanied us without hesitation. Throughout all the different natural catastrophes that have shaken our country in the past, you have accompanied us in spirit and carried us in your hearts,” Martelly said, and added, “we are so very thankful…”He outlined his vision for Haiti and encouraged CARICOM to “accompany us throughout our mandate so that my dream and that of the Haitian people comes to a reality.”His dream, he said, was for a Haiti where the majority of children would learn to read and write; a Haiti able to start creating a better environment that was less vulnerable to hurricanes, earthquakes and floods; a Haiti where economic growth and sustainable development would allow the people to better express its surprising capacity to create in the arts, science and technology.“I dream of a strong Haiti , beautiful and prosperous as it was dreamt and conceived by our forefathers: Toussaint Louverture, Jean Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe, Alexandre Petion. They are the ones who inspire my mission and vision,” he said.“Some will say that the obstacles in Haiti are such that they will be difficult to overcome. But it is all about leadership, this means the ability to engage one’s nationals to have a positive and constructive vision of the future. My team and I, we want to influence positively Haitian history and put once and for all an end to the vicious circle that has hindered the development of our country for three decades. Our vision is that of a Haiti different than what is usually portrayed in the media. We want to change Haiti for the best and we will,” Martelly added.Invest in HaitiMartelly also issued an urgent call to businessmen in the Caribbean Community to invest in Haiti to help create wealth for that country’s development and reconstruction.He assured that in collaboration with the private and public sectors in Haiti , he was creating the necessary conditions for his country to become a natural destination for foreign investments.Providing his audience with some statistics, Martelly said that in 2009, the total sum of direct investments was about $400 million, most of it from the telecommunications sector. He said he was hopeful that in ten years, with the new policies in place, the total sum of annual direct investments would reach $4 billion.“We believe in investments and its capacity to contribute to build a solid and correct vision of the future of Haiti . We believe in human capacity and in education because it is through educated men, women and children with a same vision, that we will be able to build this future,” he said.The Haitian president expressed gratitude to CARICOM for the preferential arrangement for some Haitian products entering the CARICOM market. The three-year, non–reciprocal preferential arrangement took effect from 1 January this year, following agreement at the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in December 2010.“I was informed that an exportation of Haitian products based on this tariff was made to Grenada. I want to point out that in 2009 the Haitian Parliament ratified and harmonized about 40% of the Haitian tariff to the common external tariff of CARICOM. We will work together for the 60% left,” he promised.Martelly also referred to the decision in late 2010 to create a Haitian CARICOM Fund to rebuild Haiti and reported that significant strides had been made since then with respect to the fund. He said he would issue formal instructions to restart negotiations with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with respect to the fund, as well as the actual status of Haiti within the Bank.Caribbean News Now Share 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional Haiti keen on full integration in CARICOM Single Market by: – July 5, 2011 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Women’s hockey: Badgers’ Wellhausen takes to her personal blog to connect with fans

first_imgThe rise of social media has allowed fans to connect with athletes on all levels, and the Wisconsin women’s hockey team has taken full advantage.For the past few seasons, the team has created a blog on UWBadgers.com written by its own players, allowing fans to get a personalized recap of games and team happenings from a select member of the team.This year, sophomore Baylee Wellhausen ran the team’s blog. Wellhausen was recommended for the job by her teammates, who knew she liked writing and believed she would excel at maintaining this channel of communication with Badger fans.Wellhausen admitted she was nervous at first when it came to being in charge of communicating with Wisconsin fans.“[In the beginning] I [thought], ‘I have no idea where to start this,’” Wellhausen said. “There was a lot of thinking going into it, but then I got into a rhythm.”Wellhausen said she’s received positive reception from fans. Some fans complimented her during the Badger Skate program, saying they loved the blog and wanted her to keep up the good work.Wellhausen knows that as a Division I athlete there needs to be an extra level of care that goes into what she posts on any form of social media.“Being a [Division I] athlete, we always get taught to make sure that we’re putting out the right things on social media,” Wellhausen said. “I think that we’re always very conscientious of what we’re putting out there and making sure that it’s not offending anyone.”Thanks @BadgerFootball for letting us borrow your axe!! #gotthatsweep pic.twitter.com/F2B28jTvNN— Baylee Wellhausen (@bdangless21) December 6, 2015Senior Molly Doner has also gotten her fair share of exposure when it comes to social media contact with Badger fans. She has guest-blogged in the past and knows having a public account means anyone can easily view anything she posts.Done is aware plenty of younger fans look up to her and other Badgers and follow them on social media. She feels she has a responsibility on social media to make sure she is sending all the right messages to her younger fans.Rings are in! #WCHAchamps pic.twitter.com/pxSI37tdrG— Molly Doner (@molly_doner9) October 6, 2015“One of the main guidelines that I follow with social media is [paying] attention to who your youngest viewers are,” Doner said. “There are a lot of younger girls that follow us and look up to us, so it’s always making sure that whatever we’re promoting or advocating is appropriate for the youngest viewers to see.”last_img read more

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Betfair customer’s Christmas cashout miracle

first_img A mystery Betfair punter made what must be one of the greatest cash outs of all time on Boxing Day which paid out a total of £223,000 from a £1 stake.Naomi Totten, BetfairThe festive all football accumulator was made up of 21 legs and included Plymouth to beat Wycombe in a game that ended 3-3 with a 90th minute equaliser from Myles Weston.Naomi Totten, Spokesperson at Betfair, said: “Cash Out gives customers the ultimate control over their bets and this is surely the mother of all Cash Outs from the mother of all accumulators. The customer nailed 20 results of their 21 selections before going on to correctly predict that Plymouth wouldn’t hold their nerve against Wycombe.“And with an impeccably timed Cash Out they chose to take £223k just 4 minutes before Wycombe bagged the equaliser that would have agonisingly seen the punter take home nothing. Some way to end Christmas!”This 21 fold accumulator win follows another recent accumulator cash out which didn’t quite go the customer’s way at Colossus Bets after an exceptionally late Liverpool goal saw them miss out on a six figure plus pot. Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

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“Please calm down, keep supporting the team”- Karela United management to fans

first_imgThe management of Karela United has pleaded with the team’s fans for more calm and more support in the midst of a poor spell in the Ghana Premier League.The call comes after fans went to the team’s training grounds on Monday to demand the sacking of head coach, Enos Adepa, after their 1-0 loss Kotoko in Week 13 of the Ghana Premier League.Karerla fc supporters chase Head Coach Enos Adepa from training ground on the following reasons‘Adepa has no luck ‘‘Players dont have confidence in him’‘He doesn’t know how to write reports’‘Not on good terms with the players ‘says Karela supporters PRO -Isaac Mensah pic.twitter.com/31zDSACAAE— Sikka Sports (@SikkaSports895) March 9, 2020The loss was the 4th in their last 6 league matches.In that stretch, they scored only two goals which came from their 2-1 loss to Dwarfs and their 1-1 draw with Medeama.In addition to the poor results, the fans also complained that playing home matches away from the Cosby Awuah Memorial Park in Aiyinase was seriously affecting the fortunes of the team.Karela’s management addressed the issues laid out by the fans in a statement released on Monday.In the 14 weeks played so far, Karela have won two, drawn four and lost 7 and they are 17th on the Ghana Premier League table.They face Dreams (away), AshGold (home) and Aduana Stars (away) in their last three matches of the first round of the league.last_img read more

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New Anti-Corruption Chair Seeks Collaboration with Media

first_imgThe Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James Nyepan Verdier, Jr. has expressed the need to collaborate with the media to effectively fight corruption in Liberia.The Liberia Anti Corruption Commission was created by an act of the Legislature in 2007, and came into force in 2008, with the aim of investigating and recording corruption cases carried out in the public sector and private institutions that receive public funding; it then forwards those connected to corruption to the Justice Ministry for prosecution.Cllr. Verdier, who walked into the offices of the Daily Observer on April 9, 2014, said that for the fight against corruption to succeed, LACC needs to liaise with the media in releasing available information to it or the media providing investigative information to the LACC.In a conversation with the Manager and Publisher of the Daily Observer, Cllr. Verdier indicated that more information to the public brings empowerment to the people, and the media—as disseminator of information— is important to the work of the LACC.“Publication from the media triggers investigation for the LACC, and therefore, we would like to have the cooperation of the media to help bring out investigative issues that we can dwell on to fight corruption.  We would also like to liaise with the media to acquaint journalists with our activities so they can best understand what we do in accordance with the act that created the LACC,” Cllr. Verdier said.He stressed that involvement of the media in the work of the LACC will help promote accountability that would enable Liberians to know how their resources are used.According to him, impunity has seriously undermined the Liberian society, and the only way this mindset can be broken is for two or more people to be prosecuted and made to bear the consequences of their actions to serve as a deterrent for others.Cllr. Verdier also noted that embezzlement of funds is not the only act of corruption, but abuse of office as well.He said many people in high offices use them (offices) to deprive subordinates of their rights, which are also acts of corruption.Welcoming the idea, the Manager and Publisher of the Daily Observer, Kenneth Y. Best, said the involvement of the media is a good thing; but there are challenges in getting the needed information from stakeholders most of the time.Mr. Best underscored that the media finds it difficult in many instances to get information because those concerned are not willing to provide it—sometimes for fear of reprisal or for the protection of their jobs.He also noted that the media, including the Daily Observer, has written several editorials informing the government about what it must do to set a good legacy, but the suggestions are overlooked and trashed out.Despite the challenge, Mr. Best said the idea is quite welcoming and hoped the collaboration would make a mark in the fight against the rampant corruption that has engulfed the society.The Liberia Anti Corruption Commission has been seen as a symbolic institution since it came into force in 2008.There was a public perception that it would serve as an important instrument for curbing and prosecuting corrupt officials; but its mandate to investigate and forward cases to the Justice Ministry for prosecution brought a lukewarm feeling in many people.Moreover, since its establishment—headed first by Cllr. Frances Johnson-Allison—prosecution has been very slow, with many challenging the LACC when they are called for investigation.According it its achievement record, the LACC had on separate occasions recommended for prosecution, former Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) Chairperson Albert Bropleh and the Central Bank of Liberia and four other commercial banks.Though Bropleh was arrested, investigated, and found guilty, the public is yet to know what penalty he bore as a result of his action.Collaboration between the Media and LACC, though essential, the public for which the information is intended will develop interest only if cases are prosecuted and convicted persons are penalized for their actions, it was agreed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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