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Hempstead Woman Charged in Roosevelt Field Mall Armed Robbery

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old Hempstead woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly robbing another woman at gunpoint in a Roosevelt Field Mall parking lot in late May, Nassau County police said. Lisa Berry was charged with first-degree robbery and criminal use of a firearm stemming from the May 26 incident, police said. Berry allegedly approached a 25-year-old woman who had just completed her shift at the mall and demanded money while threatening the victim with a black handgun, police said. The woman handed over $110, police said. Berry allegedly fled through a nearby parking garage. Berry was located Thursday night on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead and placed under arrest, police said. She is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Push Your Parents: Students pressure pension funds to protect their future

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first_imgWith a mix of philosophy, science, finance and poetry, the Push Your Parents clarion call is less a cacophony, more a fine-tuned approach to ideal investment strategy. Critical to this is systemic risk stalking pension funds.Raj Thamotheram, president of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and co-founder of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change, says: “Changes within the corporate sector often come about through consumer pressure. Change could happen in the same way with investors, and investors have a huge influence over companies. The obsession with the share price can destroy companies, and that is the system we have at the moment.”But who’s in charge of bringing about change? If climate change were caused by gay sex or the practice of eating kittens, millions of protestors would be massing the streets, according to Daniel Gilbert, a social psychologist at Harvard, and quoted by Dominic Rosser, a research fellow at the Oxford Martin School’s programme on human rights for future generations. The human brain and the problem-solving skills acquired over the past 100 years, he says, equip us very badly to deal with climate change.“Something must be done,” he says. “But the question is – by whom? Governments can’t do, won’t do and don’t do everything. I am therefore called upon to act. If you do not make governments act, they won’t act, and so one goal is to embed the push for government action in a shared mindset based on private action.”Are pension funds on a proverbial wild goose-chase? And how much more exploration for, and investment in, fossil fuel can the world take? Not much, according to Myles Allen, professor of Geosystem Science, leader of Oxford University’s ECI climate-change research programme and lead author on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).“Pension funds investing in fossil fuel exploration could be wasting their money if it turns out we can’t afford to burn the fuels they find,” he says. “Known fossil carbon reserves are already more than adequate to cause substantial, potentially dangerous, climate change. Why are we pouring billions into hunting for more?”The issue of responsible investment and sustainability is one the group believes should apply to all pension funds. Targeting specific pension funds, and so a divide-and-rule tactic, would not work since the moment one fund is persuaded to relinquish its place in the fossil fuel sector, another will simply take its place and carry on as normal. The army of Mum and Dad could perhaps assume as a de facto general the Price of Wales, who during the last NAPF annual conference suggested “a case for ensuring [pension funds’] portfolios are resilient in the long term…by incorporating sustainability into [their] mainstream strategy rather than having it sit in a subordinate silo”.The subordinate silo may sooner or later be elevated to a higher plane, if and when the Push Your Parent campaign succeeds. The launch was met with enthusiasm by those in attendance, described by one as a “fantastic campaign with clear demands and a lot of energy behind it, with a good balance between positive and protest action”.Thamotheram admits that the campaign’s ‘asks’ are not entirely doable. However, they “would actually improve the standards of enterprise risk and business continuity management in the UK pension sector. The markets are already speaking, and we can see valuations dropping dramatically. Analysts are downgrading coal companies – they’re factoring in the Black Swan, future price risk. You cannot stock-pick your way out of climate change, and that is why we have to engage ourselves with systemic solutions.”The Push Your Parents campaign has a huge task on its hands. Systemic change is near impossible to bring about quickly. Detractors and sceptics will continue to argue against climate change. Investors will continue to chase dividends, including by – most likely – fracking about with the next big source of energy.For Push Your Parents, pension funds are the key to their and future generations’ survival. They’re fed-up with the risk that Mum and Dad’s pensions will mess up their future. So be warned, an email from Mum and Dad will be winding its way to a pension scheme near you. Students are fed-up with the risk that Mum and Dad’s pensions will mess up their future. Now, they’re doing something about it, Charlotte Adlung reports.The European Commission has ditched its framework aimed at setting binding and mandatory targets for achieving renewable energy across Europe. The major green lobbies are aghast at the commissioners, with Friends of the Earth describing the EU climate change commissioner as “burned out”. A good pun, if it’s intended. The climate change debate is most audible in the political sphere, with policymakers being cajoled and/or vilified when it comes to this issue. Closer to home, a group of Oxford University students have set up a campaign group: Push Your Parents.It was in the Turf Tavern public house that Push Your Parent came into being. Theirs is a new strategy – challenge pension funds to face up to their responsibility as powerful investors. The group is calling for increased shareholder activism, and its frontline is manned by Mum and Dad.The objective is to protect pension fund members’ retirement savings from the risks posed by climate change. Environmental, social and governance issues are at the heart of their five-pronged campaign. It calls on pension funds to assess the risks of climate change for their investments and the value of the pension and reduce their exposure to the “carbon bubble” by getting companies they are invested in to put an end to new or risky fossil fuel projects. It asks pension funds to increase investments in low-carbon assets, stop companies they are invested in from lobbying to block government action on climate change and, finally, that pension funds “work with the Asset Owners Disclosure Project to improve their performance on climate change-related risks and opportunities”. Repudiation by pension funds of investment in ‘risky’ fossil fuel projects such as tar sands and coal and an endorsement of low-carbon assets such as renewable energy and alternative propulsion technology are crucial ‘asks’ for their campaign.last_img read more

Napoli warm-up for Barca with Brescia comeback win, but Gattuso losing sleep

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first_imgThe Serie A runners-up have won four of their last five league games, but are nine points adrift of a return to the Champions League next season.– Balotelli wasteful –Gattuso praised his team who just a month ago had slumped to 13th position.“Often I was afraid, the team seemed to have lost faith,” he said.“I have been in the world of football for so long, it’s never easy to switch the light back on. I saw the spirit I want, it was a great comeback.“When I hear people talk about games like this as if they were a walkover, I get really angry. You have seen how difficult it is to play on these pitches.“I have seen many videos of Brescia and we knew there would be a struggle. We won fighting up to the 94th minute and this is the mentality that I like.“I saw the right spirit, the poison that we must always have.”Gattuso’s side threatened early with Dries Mertens, who is just one goal off the club’s scoring record of 121 goals, missing a chance after two minutes, hitting the woodwork.But it was Brescia who broke through on their first opportunity with Chancellor getting his head to a Sandro Tonali corner to leave David Ospina without a chance in the Napoli goal.Serie A runners-up Napoli move sixth into the Europa League places.It was the Venezuelan defender’s third goal since joining from Qatari club Al Ahli this season.Captain Insigne pulled Napoli level four minutes after the break from the spot after a Ales Mateju handball, with Ruiz curling in a stunning winner from the edge of the box five minutes later.Mario Balotelli missed two chances to score, heading just wide before the break, and sending the ball over on front of goal after 72 minutes. “Don’t make me think, leave me alone,” urged Gattuso after the win which moved his side into the Europa League places.Lorenzo Insigne and Fabian Ruiz’s second-half goals rescued a win after Jhon Chancellor had put the northeners ahead after half an hour.“We will think about (Barcelona) tomorrow, today only Brescia counted.“It’s a competition I’ll lose sleep over, but on the other hand I almost never sleep now,” continued the 42-year-old, a former World Cup winner who won two Champions League titles as a player with AC Milan“When I talk to my colleagues who are a few years older than me, I ask if they sleep.“They tell me that in time it will pass, but it doesn’t pass.”Napoli move up into sixth place before their last 16, first leg tie back in their San Paolo Stadium on Tuesday. Read Also: Serie A: Inter seeking to ‘bounce back’ against Sampdoria before Juve crackerBrescia, second last in the table, extended their winless run to nine games going back to mid-December.Leaders Juventus travel to SPAL on Saturday looking to extend their lead at the top of the table before next week’s Champions League trip to Lyon.Juventus are one point ahead of Lazio who play at Genoa on Sunday, with Inter Milan three points behind the champions before hosting Sampdoria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso admitted he was losing sleep ahead of next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona after his team warmed up for the Spaniards with a comeback 2-1 win over lowly Brescia in Serie A on Friday night.Advertisement Gattuso will make his Champions League debut as a coach against the Spanish, having replaced Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked despite leading the southerners to the knockout rounds. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers extend winning streak to four games after successful Michigan road trip

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first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team had another successful 2-0 weekend against No. 12 Michigan and unranked Michigan State — setting some records and accolades in the process.The Badgers first challenge was against the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Michigan, coming off of a three-set win against Northwestern last weekend, knew the Badgers would bring their A-game following their two Big Ten wins last week.The first set started out in favor of Wisconsin. The Badgers built up a three-point lead early and held this margin through the set until Michigan junior Carly Skjodt rallied the Wolverines back to a 25–18 opening set win.The second set of this match held the score back and forth until a 10-1 Badger run gave Wisconsin a substantial lead halfway through the set. Dana Rettke propelled the run with three kills of her own. Wisconsin then cruised to a 25–16 set win and tied the match 1–1.Women’s hockey: No. 3 University of Minnesota serves Badgers their first loss of seasonThe No. 1 ranked Badgers (8-1-0, 4-1-0 WCHA) faced off against the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-1-1, 5-1-1 WCHA) Read…Once again Wisconsin got out to an early lead in the third set. But an opening five-point lead was broken down by Skjodt and the Wolverines. Down by three late in the set, it was in the service of Sydney Hilley that the Badgers rallied back to take the third set, 25–22.Another early lead by Wisconsin wasn’t enough to hold back the Wolverines who were about to lose on their home court. Once again, with the ball in the hands of Skjodt, Michigan went on an 8-0 run to take the lead and win the set 25–21. For the third time this season, Wisconsin found themselves in a winner take all fifth set.With fifth sets only going to 15, the Badgers got off to an important early lead, holding on to claim the set 15–11 and win the match 3–2.Team leaders for the Badgers were Rettke with 21 kills and nine blocks, Hilley with 53 assists and libero Tiffany Clark with a school record 33 digs in five sets to lead the Badger back row to another dominant performance. This also marked Head Coach Kelly Sheffield’s 150th win with Wisconsin.Football: Wisconsin shredded 31-17 by NorthwesternInjuries rendered the Wisconsin roster nearly unrecognizable Saturday versus Northwestern, and the Wildcats pounced on the oportunity to shred an Read…The second game on their road trip led the Badgers to East Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans. It was a battle of the siblings with Molly Haggerty of the Badgers going toe to toe with her sister Maddie Haggerty of the Spartans. The Badgers, building off of the momentum from Ann Arbor, shut down the Spartans in a quick 3–0 match.The first set carried an unlikely characteristic of the Badgers having to rally back from an early deficit. But Wisconsin was still able to rally back to a 25–14 opening set win.The second set was more of a dominant showing by Wisconsin. The Badgers out to an early lead held it all the way through the set and went up 2–0 with a 25–20 second set win.A back and forth third set still shared the same result as the others as the Badgers sweep the Spartans on a 25–23 third set win.Rettke led in kills with 11, two aces and four blocks against Michigan State. Meanwhile, Hilley recorded 36 assists and Clark continued a dominant the weekend with 12 digs.The Badgers will travel back home for a Halloween face off with the third-ranked Minnesota Gophers Wednesday night. The game will broadcast on the Big Ten Network and will begin at 8 p.m. from the UW Field House.last_img read more

Maguire, not money, lured Rochow to Souths

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first_imgThe former NSW Country representative was on the verge of signing with the defending premiers midway through last season but opted for a one-year deal with the Bunnies because of his relationship with Maguire.  The 26-year-old former Storm player had one season with Maguire while he was an assistant at Melbourne before the now Rabbitohs mentor moved to Wigan for a two-year coaching deal in the English Super League. “He was mainly the attacking coach and he spent a lot of time working with our back-rowers in Melbourne. He basically worked on the finer parts of attack with individual players,” Rochow told NRL.com. “I did a brief amount of work – it was nothing extensive – but I took a lot out of those moments. Rugby league is a great game where you can build connections off the smallest amounts of time with people. “When you’re making a decision to change clubs, you’ve got to look at the head coach, the playing group and where you’re going to live. “Working with a few of these players before and being familiar with Michael Maguire’s setup – and having a good chat with him and a couple of players like ‘GI’ (Greg Inglis) – that was probably the main thing that got me here. “I thought looking at the roster there was an opportunity to work and develop with some of the players.”The luckless forward was restricted to just 13 matches over the past two seasons due to bulging discs in his back as well as back-to-back broken arms that halted his time in Newcastle.  But Rabbitohs fans needn’t worry about his health, with Rochow declaring himself 100 per cent fit heading into the new season and with a point to prove at his new club.  “My injuries were unfortunate. I probably didn’t come back 100 per cent after breaking my arm, and if you’re not 100 per cent in this game you’re opening yourself up to some more injuries,” he said. “While it was frustrating, I think I dealt with it pretty well. It’s not something I want to be good at, but I am good at dealing with injuries. You learn to deal with it, and I’m extremely grateful to have some truly amazing people in my life. They always keep you positive. “I’ve done everything this pre-season – I haven’t missed any sessions – so I’m feeling really fit. I don’t feel like anything is holding me back so I’m ready to get on the field and get back into it.”Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis said it was good to see his former Storm teammate back on the paddock and backed him to succeed at his new club. “You knew he was going to be a player. He was one of those guys that asked questions and wanted to learn whenever possible,” said Inglis, who recalled their brief time together in Melbourne. “He just wanted to get back to playing footy [here at Souths]. He’s had little niggles over the years and I think we bought him at the right time. He’s done a great job in Newcastle. He’s an exceptional player, and off the field he ticks all the boxes.”last_img read more