Suffolk Cops Investigate Severed Arm Found in Hempstead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A severed arm was found on a side street near downtown Hempstead, 22 miles from where a partially dismembered woman’s body was found in Bay Shore a day earlier, police said.Hempstead village police confirmed that a 911 caller reported discovering the arm outside of their Webb Avenue home near the corner of Washington Street shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.“The body part was removed to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office for further examination,” Suffolk County police, who crossed into Nassau to join the investigation, said in a statement.It is unclear if the arm is from the unidentified dead woman’s dismembered body that was found in a vacant lot on the corner of Maple Avenue and Gibson Street by two people walking to the Fire Island ferry terminal on Tuesday morning. Suffolk medical examiners are conducting an autopsy to determine the woman’s identity and cause of death.Suffolk police said their homicide squad detectives responded to the scene in Hempstead along with their Nassau County police counterparts. Nassau police declined to comment.After the first discovery, Suffolk police said in a statement that they dispatched K-9 units to search the Gilgo Beach area “in the interest of being thorough.” But, they said that “there are no known links between the partially dismembered body found in Bay Shore … and the Gilgo Beach murders.”A total of 11 sets of human remains were found in a year between Jones and Oak beaches after police uncovered the bodies of the first four, who investigators have said they believe to be the victims of a serial killer, in December 2010. Only half of the remains have been identified and no suspects have been named.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigations. Suffolk police ask anyone with information on the Bay Shore or Gilgo cases to call them at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Why credit unions should talk the fraud prevention talk

first_imgWhen it comes to how consumers think about where their funds are the safest, large banks can benefit from somewhat of a perception gap. The issue isn’t one of actual capability, but of awareness and communication, according to CO-OP Financial Service’s Head of Security John Buzzard.During the last couple of years, he noted, the industry has really embraced what he called “fraud marketing.” Flip on the television or check out The Wall Street Journal, and one can find all kinds of ads from the biggest banks and players in financial services, loudly touting all the latest and greatest things they are doing to keep their customers safe — like card control products or credit scoring. These things are great and very useful, but because consumers tend to hear about them most vociferously from the big banks, it can be easy to overlook that the largest banks in the country are far from the only players offering these services.“We are doing and offering the same things to credit union members as an industry, but we need to be mindful that we actually have to socialize our members to know this — and know that we are using all kinds of advanced tools to battle against fraudsters,” Buzzard said.Banks and credit unions, from the largest to the smallest, are all facing similar issues these days: a spike in card-not-present (CNP) fraud, an ever-mounting pool of consumer data that bad actors monetize on the dark web. Consumers have a right to be concerned, and have a desire to make sure they are being protected. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Minister to cut number of unproductive civil servants during work-from-home period

first_img“We need a strategy to reduce the number of those who are not productive,” he said on Friday as reported by kompas.com.Tjahjo said that unproductive workers placed a heavier burden on their colleagues.“Those who are productive during the work-from-home period are overloaded with work, as they are forced to do the tasks their colleagues fail to deliver,” the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician added.Read also: Surabaya court closed after civil servant tests positive for COVID-19, two die unexpectedly Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said he is formulating a strategy to reduce the number of unproductive civil servants amid the current work-from-home policy implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.He noted that many civil servents had been less productive while working from home as they were unable to complete their usual tasks and responsibilities. Indonesia, he explained, had an excess of civil servants, but still had a lack of capable staff.“Too many, but not enough. We need a drastic change in the required competencies for future recruitment,” Tjahjo added.He said his ministry would continue to coordinate with the National Civil Service Agency (BKN) to find the right solution. The two institutions, he said, had agreed to reformat the civil service management system around a new-normal policy.Reform in civil servant numbers and their required competencies would lead to a significant boost in their remuneration, he added. (dpk).Topics :last_img read more

Rummenigge: Van Gaal has ‘huge ego’

first_img “As soon as he presented his autobiography in a snobby restaurant, I knew hard times were ahead,” Rummenigge told Germany’s Spiegel magazine. “Louis van Gaal was not always easy-care. He wanted to ‘Vangaalise’ our club. He has a huge ego.” Rummenigge did pay tribute to a “good and successful coach”, but claimed that current coach Pep Guardiola is a much better fit for the club. “Pep’s a genius,” Rummenigge said. “He’s made Bayern a bit more professional. “He’s got high expectations, but he also respects the culture of this club. He has many ideas, sometimes unusual ones, but never crazy.” Guardiola won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and FIFA Club World Cup in his first season in charge, and then strengthened the squad with the signings of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from league rivals Borussia Dortmund. Although both transfers were controversial – the first for its timing on the eve of Dortmund’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid and the second being one of the game’s worst-kept secrets with Bayern agreeing terms with the Polish striker even before they were permitted to speak to him – Rummenigge says they did German football a favour. “If we hadn’t signed them, they would now be playing abroad somewhere,” he said. “Both make the league attractive. “Gotze had an incredible offer from Manchester City while Real Madrid desperately wanted Lewandowski, and would that have been better for the Bundesliga?” Rummenigge hired the current Manchester United manager in 2009, and Van Gaal subsequently led Bayern to a league and cup double in his first year in charge, missing out on a treble by losing the Champions League final to Inter Milan. He was dismissed towards the end of his second season in charge with Bayern sitting fourth in the Bundesliga and already out of the DFB-Pokal, bringing to an end a relationship which had not always been easy according to the Bayern chairman. Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described Louis van Gaal as a high-maintenance coach with a “huge ego”. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Football searches for defensive leadership

first_imgAll three are expected to be ready for the regular season, however, and their absence gives inexperienced or forgotten players the chance to showcase their skills against a talented group of Trojan receivers. As the team continues to grow, they haven’t forgotten last season’s emotions. Redshirt freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart runs during spring football practice. (Josh Dunst / Daily Trojan) “The defensive line has been probably the most impressive, just with their techniques up front,” Pendergast said. “The inside linebacker position with the young guys has been fun to watch. They’ve really picked up their ability to blitz inside.” All USC teams are talented, but this one faces the monumental task of making fans forget about the team’s frustrating 2018 campaign. The defense in particular has a lot of questions to answer: The unit lost four major contributors from 2018 in linebackers Porter Gustin and Cam Smith, cornerback Iman Marshall and safety Marvell Tell. “Honestly, it helps us more because we’re able to learn more positions on the field and get used to playing inside and outside instead of corner sticking to corner, safety sticking to safety,” said redshirt freshman cornerback Chase Williams. “It helps us all to learn every position on the field and, at the end of the day, it gets our conditioning up.” “What I want is a bunch of leadership,” Burns said. “Even the freshman [are] communicating, being boisterous about situations and encouraging each other. I think we have a crop of leaders, not just in the secondary but on the defensive side.” “The technique as a corner is very important, especially getting your hands on them, stopping them from running their route, making it a lot tougher for the [quarterback] to make the throws,” Taylor-Stuart said. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said putting players at multiple positions helps the coaches as well as the players. “When you’re teaching the defense, when you’re putting it in in the spring, trying to find out what guys do best, what gives them the best opportunity not only for the team but for them as well, you have to kind of mix and match,” Pendergast said. Taylor-Stuart and Williams said their work with defensive backs coach Greg Burns helped them pick up the slack. “We want to come out and dominate and compete every day,” redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu said of his position group. “We want to hold ourselves to a higher standard than we did last season because we felt we didn’t do what we were supposed to.”center_img Taylor-Stuart echoed Burns’ philosophy of emphasizing on proper technique, especially when it came to physicality with receivers. The other areas of the defense have had a bit more luck healthwise. Pendergast said he has liked what he has seen from the defensive line and inside linebackers. Nothing can be taken for granted when a team has everything to prove. That is the mindset the USC football team holds halfway through its spring practice schedule. “I just like working against whoever steps up,” said redshirt freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart, a highly-ranked recruit who missed much of last season due to injuries. “I like working with [senior Michael] Pitt[man], [redshirt-junior] Tyler Vaughns, [sophomore] Amon-ra St. Brown — it doesn’t matter who steps up. As long as I work and get better, that’s all that matters.” With young players stepping up, Burns said he didn’t care who emerged as a leader, just that they communicate. The injuries have forced the remaining defensive backs to fill in at every position in the secondary, which can be mentally and physically tiring but also rewarding. The team is dealing with particular challenges replacing those last two players, however. The Trojans are dealing with injuries to sophomore cornerback Olaijah Griffin (shoulder) and sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga (collarbone), both of whom were poised to get significant playing time in the defensive backfield. Even freshman cornerback Max Williams is currently unavailable as he recovers from a knee injury that ended his senior season of high school. “He’s super detailed, he gets down to the real nitty-gritty stuff and he pushes us,” Williams said. “Each day, he gets more and more intense, but at the same time, he stays on the fundamentals. He continues to have us repeat the same drills, the same techniques because they transfer to the field.” Taylor-Stuart said he has liked the team’s energy as spring ball has progressed. We’re a lot more competitive,” he said. “We know what losing feels like, and we don’t want to lose anymore. If we just have that winning mentality, not thinking about losing but only getting better … we just keep winning like that.last_img read more

‘Rise High’ not just about basketball

first_imgSecondly, and this should come as no surprise, he has built this nationally recognized operation with the “Best of the Best.” They include former Penn Hills star Chris Horne; City League legend David “Quick Draw” Strothers (why did they call him Quick Draw? Just check with all the great City league players he scored double figures on and they’ll tell you that they never saw the ball leave his hands); Assistant Director Dennis Boyce; along with some of the area’s greatest basketball minds in Chey Tyler, Director of Basketball Operations; Vince Natoli, Assistant Director; and Coach Toni Allen, former Allderdice star and wife of former Pitt great George Allen; plus former star players, Coach Cory Fulton, Quinzez Taylor and Reggie Tolliver.This all volunteer organization and its coaches established early on a no-nonsense approach to the game. Get good grades, be a good person, do something to help others, work on your game and we’ll let you be a part of our program. Sounds easy enough?Not as easy as you might think. Coach Wright will tell you life is tough and making this team is tough, but your efforts will only serve to make you a better person. Out of the 200 or more kids that try out, only 80 are lucky enough to make it.In the end, the rewards are well worth it. If you attend the tryouts and meet the standards and are between the ages of 10 and 15 years old, or 4th thru 9th grade, you get to be a part of one of the state’s best run organizations who travel the country all summer long to locations such as New York, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia to compete against some of the nation’s best players.The success of the program can be recognized through the likes of Lincoln Davis of Central Catholic, Dante Forte of Obama Pittsburgh, John LeGrande of North Catholic and Will Supowitz of Shadyside Academy.But even more importantly, the reality of the quality of this program can be told from the parents. Bernard Mathis, of Homewood, has two sons on the squad, Malik and Hollis; Danielle Halloway, of Penn Hills, also has two sons aboard, Darrell and Devon; and Louis DeVito knows this is the best program for his two boys, Jonathan and Marc.They all echo the same feeling that the Rise High program offers their kids the best opportunity to have a safe, well structured, highly organized, disciplined, fun and competitive environment. They are not only developing as student athletes, but also as quality people. And the last time I checked, that’s what it’s all about.The Rise High program is always looking for potential sponsors, coaches and volunteers. For more information call 412-874-8762. Rise High is also on Facebook at risehighbasketball@facebook.com. RISE HIGH PLAYERS AND COACHES (Courier Photos/J.L. Martello) The first thing you need to know is that the man behind this operation is one of western Pennsylvania’s best kept secrets. Coach Marvin Wright, now in his 10th year as founder and director of the Rise High AAU Youth Basketball Organization, has made it his life’s work to use basketball as a means to a successful end for young boys to become great young men.last_img read more

Sri Lankan U19 bowler clockes highest recorded delivery speed against India!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Island Cricket/ICCAdvertisement 1jbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4p8eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cmziWould you ever consider trying this?😱zi5exCan your students do this? 🌚itRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sri Lanka’s start of the 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup happened to be a disappointing one. A brilliant U19 Team India dominated over the oppositions at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein yesterday. However, a new record was created in the match. Say hello to the young Sri Lankan sensation Matheesha Pathirana, who has made history for bowling the fastest delivery ever in cricket with an astounding speed of 175 kph!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Island Cricket/ICCBack in 2019, Matheesha Pathirana was all over the news. The 17 year old’s bowling style has an bizarre similarity to the legendary Lasith Malinga’s signature roundarm bowling, and Pathirana became famous for his 6 wicket haul on his debut for Trinity College in Kandy. The supporters had hailed him as a true successor of ‘Slinga’, who retired from ODI cricket last year.In yesterday’s game, Pathirana was facing Yashasvi Jaiswal in the fourth over, and the Sri Lankan starlet’s final delivery of the over bounced way over the young Indian batsman’s shoulders, which was declared as a wide. However, the reading on the speedometer left everyone awe struck as it showed a speed of 175 kph.Advertisement Check out the delivery in the clip below, courtesy of Twitter user @imvinay_09.Did Matheesha Pathirana Clock 175 KMPH In U19 Cricket World Cup?Full News: https://t.co/NokzKkSZYg#U19WorldCup #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/G6EQfI3LUFAdvertisement — विनय 🇮🇳 (@imvinay_09) January 20, 2020 Until Pathirana, the fastest delivery ever recorded in the history of the gentleman’s game was bowled by none other than the Pakistani legend Shoaib Akhtar. Nicknamed the ‘Rawalpindi Express’, Akhtar clocked a speed of 161.3 kph against England back in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.However, Akhtar’s record has now been broken, and the cricketing fandom is expecting to see Pathirana enter the bigger stage.The young Men in Blues squad secured a 90 run victory in the tournament opener. The Indian U19 put up a total of 297 for 4 wickets in the first innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 59 from 75 balls with 8 fours. The skipper Priyam Garg had 56 runs to his name, while the wicket keeper batsman Dhruv Jurel had a half century knock while keeping his strike.The Lions U19 failed to chase down the target against a brilliant Indian bowling youth. They were bowled out after scoring 207 runs, with Akash Singh, Siddhesh Veer and Ravi Bishnoi picking up 2 wickets each.Also read-There’s more than one: Sri Lanka unearths another Slinga, picks 6 wickets on debut Advertisementlast_img read more