first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lucas StradaAn alleged drug dealer has been accused of selling anabolic steroids and operating a “steroid lab” out of his apartment after authorities raided his Centereach home two weeks ago.Lucas Strada has been indicted on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and criminal possession of a weapon.“We have mounting evidence the defendant sold anabolic steroids locally and through online transactions,” District Attorney Tom Spota said.Prosecutors said a search warrants executed at the 33-year-old man’s apartment on Horseblock Road led to the discovery of mass quantities of anabolic steroids, a loaded Rock Island Arms .45 caliber handgun and more than $60,000 cash.Strada being held on $250,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned Wednesday before Judge Stephen Braslow at Suffolk County court in Riverhead.last_img read more

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first_img continue reading » Ray Lancaster began his career as a credit union volunteer. But looking back it seems inevitable Lancaster would become a credit union CEO one day.Lancaster embodies the credit union spirit. As CEO of $167 million asset Pyramid Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Ariz., he’s always looking for a way to help others.One of his greatest inspirations was the National Credit Union Foundation’s Development Education (DE) Program. It was during the Foundation’s DE training in 2014 that Lancaster realized how many Americans are one misstep away from financial disaster.“The DE program just resonated in my heart,” Lancaster says in this episode of the CUNA News Podcast. “It just provided me with a higher realization of why we’re here and the meaning of credit union life: how we should be the best deal for our members.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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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 Since December, the Colbert Nation yearned for more of witty TV personality Stephen Colbert after he ended his satirical Colbert Report on Comedy Central.Replacing retiree David Letterman, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert raises a lot of questions. What will the humor be like? What will happen to “Stephen Colbert?” Who is Stephen Colbert?While viewers anxiously anticipate the debut, here are five features to expect Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.Office SpaceEver notice how most talk shows position their desks on the right side of the screen? Colbert’s desk will be on the left. Those opening images and backdrops of a window-lit city at night? How about a sunny cityscape instead? Colbert is making his modernized mark on classic programming.Long-time fans will recognize the Captain America shield and bookshelf from The Colbert Report set. There will also be a sign that purposely reads “The Late Show with,” which hangs over where Stephen Colbert will stand each episode.New Orleans SoulPaul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra will be replaced by New Orleans band Stay Human. Sprinkled with hints of jazz, soul and R&B, bandleader John Batiste describes their musical philosophy as “social music,” catchy beats that welcome a sense of community like “drum circles in Africa.”Stay Human appeared on The Colbert Report several times and obviously made an impression, enough that when Colbert first approached the band, he tossed the interview cards aside. The rest is history.Diverse InterviewsOriginally filled with wisecracking and sometimes intentionally awkward questions, Colbert is no stranger to interviews. In early July, The Late Show’s Youtube channel released a 40-minute video where Colbert annexed a Michigan public access show called Only in Monroe. Questioning the show’s typical hosts as well as Michigan native and infamous rapper Eminem, the structure and style of the interviews shined a possible light on what to expect on Sept. 8.Actor George Clooney and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be the first guests – or victim, if you’re Jeb Bush – on the show. Hollywood talent like George Clooney was a given, but politics was an uncertainty. After a brief Twitter squabble with Jeb Bush as well as mocking Donald Trump’s presidential announcement back in June, it’s clear Colbert isn’t stepping too far away from his political background, and he’s sure as hell not letting up on his Republican “pals.”Guests later this week include the uproarious Amy Schumer, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and musical talent like Kendrick Lamar and Willie Nelson.Mixed AudienceIn age, we mean. Contrary to the image above, alongside its partner-in-politics The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report always suffered criticism of statistically appealing to a biased demographic majority: progressive, liberal youth. CBS hopes to blend the Colbert Nation with new audiences from all backgrounds. With so many differing opinions and perspectives on one tiny set, let’s hope no one mentions the forbidden dinner-table topics!The Man Behind the MaskThis is without a doubt the biggest buzz surrounding the show. On The Colbert Report, viewers glimpsed an Irish Catholic Bill O’Reilly-wannabe and Tolkienist – a hardcore fan of fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. But Colbert emphasized that his ultra-conservative alter ego is a relic of the past, as most conservatives are (badum-tish).While comedy is a given, the over-the-top idiocy will tone down to what audience previewers described as “genuine.” The question then becomes, when the real Stephen Colbert stands up, will he outperform the beloved Comedy Central character?With all the hype and press surrounding the premiere and likely carrying over into the following morning’s headlines, there is no doubt Stephen Colbert’s long-awaited opening night will be Tuesday night’s show of interest. Stay tuned!last_img read more

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first_imgPORTLAND, Ind. – Moser Engineering gives more than $10,000 in product certificates to drivers in five IMCA divisions and special events competitors again this season.The Portland, Ind., rear end components manufacturer is in its 14th year in a sponsorship role with the sanc­tioning body. Moser awards go to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod competitors.“Here at Moser Engineering we have always been impressed with the IMCA. This is a group of racers and a sanctioning body that never fails to deliver a great show for the fans and some of the most down and dirty competition you will see…especially over the last decade,” said Marketing Director Jeff Anderson. “When you have a program this enjoyable, it’s hard to not want to be involved and our program is built to reward our cus­tomers for using Moser Engineering Buy Once, Race Forever Circle Track products.”Runners-up in each of the five Modified regions and in both Stock Car regions earn $300 product certificates; second place finishers in standings for both Hobby Stocks regions and in national standings for Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods all receive $200 certificates.Those awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November.Place finishers at 80 designated special events for the same divisions receive $100 product certificates; those awards are mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received.Information about Moser products is available at the www.moserengineering.com website, by calling 260 726-6689 and on Facebook.“Moser has a product line popular with IMCA racers and it is built to last for rugged dirt track competition,” ob­served IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They’ve seen good return on their awards program and their renewal is great for special events across the country in 2017.”last_img read more

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first_imgQPR manager Chris Ramsey believes three wins in the last five games will be enough to secure Barclays Premier League survival this season. “It is down to a lack of continued concentration,” Ramsey said. “Not many teams are getting slaughtered but the quality at the top end is why they are there. “We’re not happy with late goals. We need to stop conceding those late goals. “We were quite frustrated at the end of the last game as we played well but didn’t get a positive result.” Richard Dunne is fit again after recovering from a knee problem while Leroy Fer is also available. Rio Ferdinand, however, is still out and Ramsey suggested the former Manchester United defender may not be fit enough to play again this term. “Rio is still nursing a knock, unfortunately he’s had it a long time,” Ramsey said. “He will be in contention to play again this season but we need fit players to play.” Ferdinand has said he intends to retire at the end of the current campaign. The 36-year-old moved to Loftus Road on a one-year deal last summer but has made only 11 league appearances. “If you win three games you’re probably going to stay up,” Ramsey said. “As long as we’re above the line come the end of May we’ll be happy. “I just care if we win. I just take care of our own game. If we don’t get good results it doesn’t matter what the others do. “We know the enormity of the task ahead but you can only plan and prepare as best you can and what happens, happens. “We understand there is pressure in these last few games. “I can’t say I don’t feel pressure but it depends on how you deal with it.” QPR have enjoyed an upturn in form, taking four points against West Brom and Aston Villa before conceding a last-minute goal to lose 1-0 against Chelsea last time out. It was the seventh time this year QPR have conceded in the final 10 minutes of a match and Ramsey admits his side must improve their concentration. Rangers sit second bottom of the table and two points adrift of safety ahead of Saturday’s London derby at home to West Ham. Three points looks essential against the Hammers given QPR’s next two matches are away to Manchester City and Liverpool, before they finish against Newcastle and Leicester. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 OLD TOWN – Two Ellsworth High School athletes won individual events at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference Large School Championship meet at Old Town High School.Ellsworth junior Elizabeth Perry placed first in discus (108-01) and shot put (34-11.75), and senior Jack Weeks won the 800-meter run (2:01.90).For the large school girls’ teams, Hampden won with 145 points, MDI placed fourth with 53, and Ellsworth took sixth with 34. For more results, click here.For the large school boys’ teams, Old Town won with 126.5 points, MDI placed third with 85, and Ellsworth took ninth with 10. For more results, click here.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI athletes who won individual events were Waylon Henggeler in the girls’ 3,200-meter run (12:39.72) and Ralph Magnani in the boys’ 400-meter dash (50.50). MDI’s Matthew Hanna, Josh Bloom, Ryan Bender and Magnani also won the boys’ 4×400-meter relay (3:35.38).In the PVC Small School Championship meet on Friday at Foxcroft Academy, four George Stevens Academy sophomores won individual events.GSA’s Morgan Dauk won the girls’ javelin throw (106-05), Erik Taylor-Lash won the boys’ 1,600-meter race walk (7:51.71),  Cameron Gordon won the 400-meter dash (54.32), and Alex Taylor-Lash won the boys’ pole vault (9-06.00).For Bucksport, junior Mavis Taungatu’a took first in the girls’ shot put (35-07.00).The Orono girls won the small school meet with 208 points. GSA placed third with 72, Bucksport took sixth with 41 points, and Sumner finished 11th with 10. For more results, click here.The Orono boys also won the small school meet with 194 points, GSA placed third with 58, Sumner finished 12th with four, and Bucksport did not score. For more results, click here.center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016last_img read more

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first_img“Collective Impact is our collective efforts to do all of the things needed to create a safer campus community for students with regard to particular health issues,” Carry said. “So one person’s exit or entry doesn’t change the Collective Impact effort.” “There is a lot of mental health need on campus, like we expected,” Van Orman said. “USC students are not different from the national data set … [but] there’s also a lot of students who are thriving.”   The Office for Health Promotion Strategy, which serves as the backbone of the Collective Impact plan, surveyed 4,650 students last spring with its USC Healthy Minds Study. “The data is going to help us a lot,” said Paula Swinford, director of the Office for Health Promotion Strategy. “We have hired somebody to work with our data, so we’re beginning to understand … so that we don’t say things like, ‘All students at USC …’ anymore.” Swinford said she was excited about last semester’s launch of a “Student Well-being Council,” which comprises high-level administrators and a student representative from both the Undergraduate and Graduate student governments. “[The plan creates] a structure for people from different departments, schools, colleges, to work together on complicated problems in our community,” Chief Health Officer Sarah Van Orman said. Swinford said the council is working on streamlining the pre-enrollment curriculum, which educates new students on alcohol and drug use and consensual relationships. The survey, which sampled undergraduate, graduate and doctoral student populations, found that 25 percent of USC students had moderate to severe depression, with LGBTQ+ students experiencing the highest rate. It also found that 8 percent of USC students have contemplated suicide, with black students experiencing the highest rate at 10 percent. The results of the survey illustrated trends that the Office for Health Promotion Strategy plans to incorporate into the Collective Impact plan. “There are not other campuses doing this in this way … we’re excited about this as making us a real leader in the field, ” Van Orman said. The results of a second Healthy Minds Study, which was sent to students last semester, are still being analyzed. The Collective Impact plan, led by Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry, is a new, cross-sector approach that hopes to reshape the USC community as a whole. Its four strategic goals include: enhancing equity and inclusion, cultivating a culture for communities and individuals to thrive, addressing substance abuse on campus and promoting consent and healthy relationships. Each goal is led by faculty members whose work range from campus-wide meetings to one-on-one conversations with students.   The student organizers will comprise four undergraduate and four graduate students, and will run student focus groups and attend staff meetings on Collective Impact. Carry, who announced last month that he will depart from USC in April, said the Collective Impact plan is not dependent on one person or organization. Van Orman said USC’s new approach makes it one of the only universities in the country to implement the Collective Impact plan. One aspect of the Collective Impact plan is already in place at the lobby outside the Starbucks at Cafe 84: a self-care vending machine that contains condoms, pregnancy tests, medicine and other supplies that might otherwise be hard for students to access. Carry said the vending machine will be operational within the next two weeks. The Office of Health Promotion Strategy began the Collective Impact plan by surveying 4,650 students on mental health topics last spring. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) The Office of Health Promotion Strategy is currently recruiting eight paid community health organizers, who Swinford said will be dedicated to different campus populations. Carry also said the results of Collective Impact will not be apparent to the campus community for a while, as many of the goals of the plan are long-term. A replacement for Carry’s position has not yet been chosen. “The Student Well-being Council is focused on broadening the collective impact,” Swinford said. “It’s also a way that policies can get discussed and kind of bigger picture considerations and recommendations can be looked at.” The Office for Health Promotion Strategy is beginning to “write the narrative” of student health on campus, thanks to new data and strategies that were launched last semester with Collective Impact. “Collective Impact is a flavor of collaboration and community development,” Swinford said. “We always knew that in order to do this work long term, the students have to be a part of the conversation.”last_img read more

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first_imgAmy Lorenzo’s family has started a GoFundMe page to fund her surgery after she was struck by a vehicle last week. (Photo Courtesy of Troy Camp) In her freshman year, Bamberger, now a senior majoring in public policy, became a designated counselor for Amy and nine other third-grade girls.  “In the third grade, [Amy] was really shy,” Bamberger said. “It took her a little bit to open up and once she did, she has always been thoughtful [and] supportive.” The fundraiser has raised over $20,000 of its $100,000 goal at the time of publication. “She’s definitely a leader in our group,” Bamberger said. “She makes the other girls a little more thoughtful when they’re just being goofy and all over the place.” After a truck collision injured Troy Camp participant Amy Lorenzo, 12, and killed her older sister Marlene, 14, last Thursday, an uncle of the sisters has started a fundraiser to raise money for the family. “Troy Camp is trying to support the Lorenzo family and share the GoFundMe and get them as much financial support and emotional support as they can,” said Molly Bamberger, executive co-director of Troy Camp, a student-run philanthropy organization centered on providing long-term mentorship for students in the South Los Angeles community. Two of Amy and Marlene’s other siblings, a sister in third grade and a brother in fifth grade, will be joining Troy Camp this summer, Bamberger said.  Amy joined Troy Camp three years ago when she was in third grade and has been an active member since. Over the years, Bamberger served as a mentor for Amy, seeing her and her cohort as often as every month. As Bamberger spent time with the girls, whether it was making food or “going on adventures” together, she became a mentor for Amy. Amy and Marlene’s uncle started the fundraiser on GoFundMe to alleviate the cost of the funeral, as well as surgery expenses for Amy. Troy Camp counselors have shared the fundraiser on social media to spread awareness and increase funding for the Lorenzo family. Amy and Marlene Lorenzo were hit by a semi-trailer truck while walking to school near the intersection of Broadway Place and West 37th Street. Both sisters were transported to the hospital, where Marlene was pronounced dead and Amy was treated in critical condition. “We haven’t heard any further updates whether [Amy] been moved out or if the condition worsened,” said Troy Camp co-director Marla Ross, a senior majoring in cognitive science. “We’re just trying to give their family space right now.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe 30-year-old Scot, who won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, moved into the quarter-finals for the 10th consecutive year with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 win over France’s Benoit Paire.Also yesterday, former champion, Roger Federer had few problems in overcoming a sloppy Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2 6-4 to secure his place in the last eight of Wimbledon.The Swiss, chasing a record eighth title at the All England Club, had not dropped a set en route to the fourth-round meeting on Centre Court, but he can hardly have had an easier encounter than this one-sided affair.Federer held a 5-0 record over Dimitrov before this clash – the pair’s first on grass – and the Bulgarian may be in no great hurry to face the world number five again after this dismal showing.The 13th seed made 25 unforced errors and committed seven double faults as Federer was barely required to break sweat in wrapping up victory in just over an hour and a half.In the women’s singles, top seed Angelique Kerber will lose her world number one ranking after being beaten by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round at Wimbledon.Muguruza, the 14th seed and a runner-up at SW19 in 2015, won an enthralling match 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 20 minutes on court two.The German, a finalist in 2016, had needed to reach Saturday’s final to have a chance of retaining her ranking.Muguruza, 23, will play Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the last eight.Five-time Wimbledon singles champion Venus Williams also moved into the quarter-finals of the 2017 tournament with a routine win over Croatia’s Ana Konjuh.Williams beat the 27th seed, who was born after the American made her Wimbledon debut in 1997, 6-3 6-2.The 37-year-old, seeded 10th, will take on French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the last eight.The 20-year-old from Latvia beat Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 7-6 (8-6).Svitolina saved seven match points in the second set, before Ostapenko, seeded 13th, finally won in a tie-break.Elsewhere, Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals since 1984 with a hard-fought win over France’s Caroline Garcia.Konta will play Simona Halep after the Romanian second seed’s 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 victory over Victoria Azarenka.The 27-year-old Belarusian, playing only her second tournament after giving birth to son Leo in December, saved three match points before Halep triumphed.If Halep beats Konta in the last eight, she will become world number one.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram American Sam Querrey defeated South African Kevin Anderson in five sets to set up a Wimbledon quarter-final against world number one Andy Murray on Wednesday.Querrey, 28th in the world, defeated unseeded Anderson 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (11-13) 6-3 in a match that lasted three hours seven minutes on court 18.In 2016, Querrey beat Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon before losing to Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.Briton Murray has won seven of eight matches he has played against Querrey.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Joseph Yammin has indicated that the much awaited new Sports Bill would be passed by Parliament before the end of the second quarter of 2014.The Bill seeks to replace SMC Decree 54 of 1976 regarding the various aspects of Sports management, promotion and development in Ghana and seeks to make it current with international best practices.Making this known Hon. Yammin stated that various inputs were being solicited from Consultants as well as in-house officials and that a national stakeholders conference would soon be held to rope in more contributions from the wider general public.“Next year, the Ministry would send to Parliament, three bills, namely the GYEEDA Bill, the Youth Bill and the long-awaited Sports Bill” he said.Topics treated were Olympism and the Olympic Games by Mr. Peter Kpordugbe – GOC Honorary member; the Role of GOC in Sport Development in Ghana by Mr. Richard Akpokavie – Secretary-General of GOC; Media Coverage of Olympic Games, Issues of Accuracy, Fairness and Journalistic Ethics by Mr. Ken Bediako, a veteran Sports Journalist; and lastly, Funding and Sport in Ghana by Prof. Francis Dodoo.last_img read more

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