Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for killing a fellow Nassau County jail inmate during a fight while awaiting trial two years ago.Charles Creekmur had been convicted in July at Nassau County court of first-degree manslaughter. Judge Meryl Berkowitz also sentenced him to five years of post-release supervision.Prosecutors said the 27-year-old strangled Antwan Brown, 26, of Long Beach, in Brown’s second floor cell at the East Meadow facility on Jan. 7, 2012. Nassau County Corrections officers arrested Creekmur shortly later.Creekmur was awaiting trial on robbery and weapons charges stemming from a July 2011 attempted holdup at the time. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Saving money by taking out a loan may sound counterintuitive, but a program offered by some credit unions is aimed at having consumers do just that.“Borrow and Save” programs, which tie small loans to forced savings by the borrowers, showed promise in a recent pilot test at 12 credit unions, said Andrew Downin, managing director of innovation at the nonprofit Filene Research Institute, a consumer finance research organization.“The goal is to establish a behavior and a habit of saving,” Mr. Downin said.This month the institute published a study of several new financial products, including Borrow and Save. The loan program was initially used by members of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions as a way to help their low- and moderate-income customers avoid high-cost borrowing and build savings for emergencies. The Filene Institute conducted the broader pilot over 16 months with a grant from the Ford Foundation. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Maumere Education Agency dismissed classroom teaching on Friday following the instructions for a two-week school closure by the East Nusa Tenggara administration.“My sibling and I have to study at home. I’m doing math, while my sibling learns how to read. Both of us are studying ‘manually’ without computer and internet,” he told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Waelengga Catholic Elementary School Principal, Adrianus Panu said that the school assignments were given manually by the teachers to the students. Every morning, the teachers delivers the school assignments directly to hundreds if students.“The 14-day at-home learning policy has given us a huge challenge. We teachers also have to prepare the learning materials at home for our 290 students,” Adrianus said. Students in the inland areas of East Manggarai regency in East Nusa Tenggara have to study using books, paper and pens while their schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic since they have no electricity, internet or computers.Among them are Andreas Mariano Makur and Yohanes Jubilian Dahu Ndolu, two students from Waelengga Catholic Elementary School. They have been working on their school assignments the old-fashioned way since Saturday. Separately, a teacher of Mok Catholic Elementary School in Komba district, Ursula Manggung, said she has been preparing study materials for her students in Mok and Nunur villages for the duration. With the help of her husband she too has to deliver the assignments directly to her students’ houses while also monitoring their learning progress.East Manggarai Cultural and Education Agency head Basilius Teto said the agency instructed schools to send their students home to follow a policy set by the central government to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.He acknowledged the policy faced hindrances in the inland areas as some villages did not have access to electricity, let alone internet access, forcing the students and teachers to carry out the home learning the old-fashioned way.“Except for the ones who live in the city, most of the students are unable to do online study since they have no access to an internet network. Many of them don’t know how to operate computers and the internet either,” he said.Meanwhile, the coordinator of the national exam proctors for high schools in East Manggarai, Lukas Samba, said that the national exams for high school and vocational school students have been postponed from its original schedule on March 30. (dpk)Topics :
Pochettino and Emery will clash on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)Stephan Lichsteiner is also available after a minor back concern but Danny Welbeck, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding remain long-term absentees.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners currently occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea, and a win over their London rivals away from home would further boost their chances of returning to Europe’s premier competition.Spurs are looking to halt a two-match losing streak after suffering defeats to Burnley and Chelsea.Their seventh and eighth league losses this season saw them slip nine points between leaders Liverpool and their title challenge feels effectively over.However, a defeat to Arsenal would see them potentially be dragged into the top-four melee, with the Gunners moving to within a point of their rivals with a victory.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWho will win at Wembley?Arsenal0%Spurs0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Koscielny is in contention (Picture: Getty Images)Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training ahead of the north London derby on Saturday, Arsenal’s medical team have confirmed.The French defender came through the 90 minutes against Bournemouth in a 5-1 win in midweek but took a heavy knock and was a potential doubt for the trip to Wembley.Unai Emery said after the Bournemouth clash: ‘I hope all it is, is one kick. We have three days between today and Saturday and I hope he can be okay.’While the Arsenal boss is yet to confirm if Koscielny will be in the starting line-up for the crunch Premier League match against their bitter rivals, it has been announced that he is in full training and therefore should be in contention for the matchday squad.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link430Shares Comment Advertisement Laurent Koscielny in full training ahead of Arsenal vs Spurs
A family in Ohio is currently suing Amazon after their teen son died due to consuming a powdered coffee drink that was purchased through their website.According to the report, 18-year-old Logan Stiner was found unresponsive in his home in 2014 after consuming the drink that was purchased by a friend from Amazon and then given to him.A coroner ruled Stiner’s cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine toxicity.Officials say at his time of death, the teen has as much as 23 times the amount of caffeine in his system than a typical coffee or soda drinker.The family says Stiner was using the powdered coffee drink as a pre-workout shake to give him more energy in the gym.While there no one in the case, including Amazon, is denying that the coffee drink is was led to Stiner’s death, neither party can agree on who should be responsible for the marketing and selling of the product to the teen.The teen’s friend has admitted that she found the product through an third party retailer on Amazon’s website and purchased the product of her own volition, but Stiner’s family believes that Amazon should still be held responsible for serving as a platform from which the product was sold.Amazon, however, claims that since the drink was sold by and shipped from a 3rd party retailer, and that all the information on the product came from the third party’s website, that they should not be held responsible for the purchase; especially since under Ohio’s law a supplier is defined as that which operates under ownership, control and hands-on actions with a product.“Amazon never touched the product, and third parties provided all of the website content and delivered the product directly to the purchaser,” Amazon attorney Joyce Edelman argued in 2019.“The idea that Amazon cannot be a ‘supplier’ because it did not physically touch or take title to the product at issue ignores both the manner in which e-commerce is conduct today and Amazon’s crucial role in recommending the deadly powder,” the Stiner family’s lawyer argued last year.The case has been heard in several different courts which generally made rulings in Amazon’s favor, however, the Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments on Wednesday on whether they should or should not pursue charges against Amazon.Since Stiner’s death, several changes to laws regarding the sell and distribution of powder caffeine have gone into effect.In 2015, former governor John Kasich signed a bill that banned the sale of pure powdered caffeine in Ohio and in 2018, the FDA said supplements consisting of pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms, often sold in bulk, are ” generally unlawful” when sold directly to the customer.
Each of the four counties will have a bespoke plan which recognises their particular challenges and targets, including the need to involve and train volunteers. They’ll be supported by Lee Dolby and the England Golf network of club support offers and regional managers. Cheshire, Durham, Lincolnshire and Somerset are joining the pilot project which aims to get more under-18s playing and joining clubs. “I am very much looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years to see how much of an impact we can have and how we can inspire a love of golf to last a lifetime.” This will include offering access to research, workshops and educational resources and help with marketing to a younger audience. This will include offering access to research, workshops and educational resources and help with marketing to a younger audience. 2 Aug 2017 Four counties chosen for project to grow junior golf The latest England Golf Club Questionnaire, which is carried out every two years and tracks trends, shows a decline in junior membership. On average, each club lost three boy members between 2014 and 2016 and altogether juniors account for just seven per cent of club members. Each of the four counties will have a bespoke plan which recognises their particular challenges and targets, including the need to involve and train volunteers. They’ll be supported by Lee Dolby and the England Golf network of club support offers and regional managers. Four counties chosen for project to grow junior golf The latest England Golf Club Questionnaire, which is carried out every two years and tracks trends, shows a decline in junior membership. On average, each club lost three boy members between 2014 and 2016 and altogether juniors account for just seven per cent of club members. Four counties have been selected to work in partnership with England Golf over the next two years to get more juniors involved in the sport. Cheshire, Durham, Lincolnshire and Somerset are joining the pilot project which aims to get more under-18s playing and joining clubs. Lee Dolby, England Golf’s Young People Manager, commented: “It’s vital that we address the challenges facing junior golf. These four counties have enormous commitment and enthusiasm for developing junior golf and involving more young people. Four counties have been selected to work in partnership with England Golf over the next two years to get more juniors involved in the sport. “I am very much looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years to see how much of an impact we can have and how we can inspire a love of golf to last a lifetime.” Lee Dolby added: “By working closely with counties, rather than individual clubs, we can look at wider solutions which, eventually, we can share across the country.” Lee Dolby, England Golf’s Young People Manager, commented: “It’s vital that we address the challenges facing junior golf. These four counties have enormous commitment and enthusiasm for developing junior golf and involving more young people. Lee Dolby added: “By working closely with counties, rather than individual clubs, we can look at wider solutions which, eventually, we can share across the country.”
BILL NEALA super… Super Bowl Special Review:10 Hold up… Wait a minute… Oh man, get on your feet and jam… We don’t need no music. We got soul… If you ain’t gonna party, take your dead xx home… The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire…We don’t need no water let the xx burn… Awwww Sooki Sooki now!! Yep, all of them. You can use all them good old par-tay shout outs and it won’t come close to what Beyonce did… Are–You–Kiddin–Me? Did you see her? Did you see them? Did you see her?? There will be an emergency meeting called with the “Top Ten Committee” cause somebody’s “body” has got to go! Ms. Beyonce has just moved into the No. 1 spot. Sorry Halle and J-Lo. Step it down one. By the way, she gets 4 stars—4 basketballs—hell—4 cucumbers, I don’t care… it’s over!!!:09 You can’t discount the emotional ride. Just ask Hines Ward how bad they wanted to win for Jerome Bettis. The Ravens rode the Ray Lewis emotional horse all the way to the Super Bowl title. Well played Ray, well played. Deer antler juice and all!:08 Did ya’ll see Beyonce?!? Oh my bad. Back to the game.:07 Don’t get me wrong. Emotion is good and talent is essential, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a no-call when Jimmy Smith assaulted Michael Crabtree in the end zone. That was a flag, no doubt about it. C’mon ref!:06 Joe Flacco named MVP… I am ok with it, but a lot can be said for Jacoby Jones’ more than 300 collective yards, including the 108 yard kick-off return, longest in Super Bowl history.:05 The night the lights went out in New Orleans. Call it a desperate attempt by the 49ers to slow the Ravens machine down. Call it bad luck in the bayou, but if you ask me, that was Miss Rudolph putting a “root” on somebody and the stadium just got in the way.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Clarus Optical In January 2014, Clarus Optical in Lacey, Washington was named as the National Transitions EyeCare Practice of the Year for 2013. With over 35,000 qualifying practices throughout North America, Clarus received the top honor at the awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida. “To be recognized nationally is a credit to the quality and dedication of our doctors, our staff and the hard work of our optical team at Clarus”, states Kimberly Manthe, Clarus Optical Administrator. Criteria for judging included community involvement, patient care and education efforts. Our larger Clarus family also extends beyond our practice walls. We demonstrate extra dedication to our patients and their families by having our staff members spend time out in the community at health fairs, golf outings and local charity fundraisers. We like to use these events to bring attention to eye health and let the community know we’re here to help. Clarus also sponsors an annual event called “Cruisin for a Cure” which is a classic car and hot rod show that benefits the American Cancer Society, National Bone Marrow Registry drive and blood drive each August. Clarus supports several military events each year, for example, Military Family Days and multiple Military Pampered Spouse activities.Clarus Optical creates a caring environment for patients because our staff will take the time to listen and ask key questions to help us personalize their eyewear according to their visual needs. At Clarus we are here to improve the quality of life of our patients by providing the finest eye care for people of all ages. “It is an honor to be named as the leader in our industry and we will strive to continue to provide the highest quality of patient care and outstanding customer service as we have for over four decades.”
Only a few days left to nominate your favorite food, specialty market or waterfront dining spot for The Two River Times Top Food & Drink Picks.Email your choices by June 17 to [email protected] year’s Top Picks were:EATERIESBagelBagel Oven, Red BankBreakfast SpotEdie’s, Little SilverChineseTemple, Red BankFried ChickenClaudie’s, MiddletownHamburgerBarnacle Bill’s, RumsonHot DogWindmill, Red BankItalianUndici, RumsonJapaneseYumi, Sea BrightMexicanSenor Pepper’s, Red BankPizzaMr. Pizza Slice, Red BankPork Roll SandwichSlater’s Deli, LeonardoSeafoodSea Bright Fish Co.,Sea BrightThaiMuang Thai, Red BankWaterfront DiningBahrs/Moby’s, HighlandsMARKETSButcherSabatos, New MonmouthDelicatessenBrennan’s, RumsonGourmet MarketSickles, Little SilverItalian Specialty StoreTaliercio’s, MiddletownSeafood MarketThe Lusty Lobster, HighlandsSWEETSBakeryFlaky Tart, Atlantic HighlandsCupcakeSugarush, Red BankDonutsDelicious Orchards, Colts NeckIce CreamHoffman’s, Little Silver