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He’s Back! Tom Suozzi Explores Race to Replace Rep. Steve Israel

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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 An already congested Congressional contest just got more crowded as former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi became the latest candidate to join the growing ranks of those interested in succeeding Rep. Steve Israel, who rocked the Long Island political world earlier this month when he declared that he will not run for reelection this November.The 53-year-old Nassau Democrat, who served two terms as county executive after being Glen Cove mayor from 1994-2001, announced his intention to explore a run for New York’s 3rd Congressional District at a Tuesday morning event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. A CPA and lawyer at the law firm of Harris Beach, Suozzi formally filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to form a fundraising committee, an initial step in the process.“Over the next month or two, I’m going to talk to people in the district, raise some money, really think it through with Helene and the kids and try to make the right decision,” Suozzi said.Come September he’ll have two kids in college and a son still in high school, so currently weighing on his and his wife Helene’s minds is that the commute to Washington, D.C., is longer than the one to Albany, which he considered making in 2006 before he lost a Democratic gubernatorial primary to then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.In 2009 Suozzi lost his race for a third term as county executive to then-Republican Legis. Ed Mangano, who beat the incumbent by 386 votes. Four years later, Suozzi ended up much further behind County Executive Mangano in a rematch, losing by 59-to-41 percent of the vote.“I know that people are sick of politicians and they’re sick of politics,” Suozzi tells the Press. “Going back into the arena is not an easy thing to do but I’m frustrated by what I see going on in politics these days and it’s got to be shaken up.”He took issue with the current campaign rhetoric coming from both the right and the left in the national discourse.“The Republicans are saying, ‘Let the marketplace take care of it. Let the rich continue to succeed and that will take care of everything,’ ” Suozzi complained. “And I don’t think it’s accurate what a lot of Democrats are saying, which is, ‘Let’s raise taxes on the rich.’ It’s not as simple as that….I want to work together with other people to actually solve real problems that face the people who live in the Third Congressional District.”At this early stage Suozzi is arguably the front-runner from his side of the aisle since he’s the only Democratic elected official to win county-wide office twice. The district stretches from northern Queens to Suffolk’s Huntington Town but its largest bulk includes Nassau’s Gold Coast.At this point, a dozen Democrats have expressed varying degrees of interest, and they’re all scheduled to meet Wednesday with Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs and other party leaders in Glen Cove. Among the contenders are Nassau Interim Finance Authority Chairman Jon Kaiman, former North Hempstead Supervisor; Suffolk Legis. Steve Sterns (D-Dix Hills), who’s term-limited; North Hempstead Town board member Anna Kaplan; Brad Gerstman, a lobbyist; Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove); Robert Zimmerman, a Democratic National Committee member, who co-runs a public relations firm; Suffolk Legis. Dr. William Spencer (D-Huntington); Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone; former Suffolk Legis. Jon Cooper; Todd Richman, a Great Neck businessman and philanthropist; and Laurie Scheinman, a psychologist and philanthropist from Port Washington.Rep. Steve Israel won’t run again this fall because he wants to spend more time writing novels and eating in diners, or so he says.Interest is also heating up on the Republican side. At this early stage the contenders are State Sen. Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury), the former mayor of Mineola; Suffolk Legis. Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga); Assemb. Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station); and David Gurfein, a former Marine and currently president of a health & wellness business.“Jack’s all in, no question about it,” says E. O’Brien Murray, a campaign strategist for State Sen. Jack Martins, in a phone interview with the Press. “He’s definitely running.”Although Murray says he’s sure that Nassau Republicans will eventually come around to regard the former mayor of Mineola as their best candidate for the congressional seat, he was quick to criticize the former Nassau County Executive.“This is the same Tom Suozzi who brought us corruption in his first term, created the energy tax in his second term, and raised taxes 20 percent,” says Martins’ Republican spokesman. “The voters threw him out once and overwhelmingly rejected him the second time when he tried to come back.”Rep. Steve Israel, a former Huntington Town council member, was first elected to Congress in 2000 when the district included more of Suffolk than it does now after it was redrawn. For two terms Israel served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He resigned that post following the brutal drubbing of Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections, which included the defeat of Rep. Tim Bishop, who had represented the East End of Long Island in the 1st Congressional District but lost to then-State Sen. Lee Zeldin. Until Israel made his announcement two weeks ago, the race for Zeldin’s Congressional seat was the only one on Long Island drawing attention—and money—considering that Republicans hold a 30-seat majority in the House of Representatives and this district was considered a toss-up. Vying to run against Zeldin are Democrats Anna Throne-Holst, the former Southold Supervisor, and David Calone, the former Suffolk County planner and investor.Now Long Island has two hot Congressional races with national implications in 2016 when the White House is also up for grabs.last_img read more

‘We get to keep our Social Security and our Medicare’

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first_img– Advertisement – While many in the media class are giving a lot of airtime to middle-of-the-road and conservative BS about President-elect Joe Biden’s need to be … a Republican(?), the joy being felt across the country is not simply the result of ending the Donald Trump nightmare. It’s about righting a ship the Republican Party has directed away from the majority of American citizens’ needs. But it’s also about pointing that ship, sinking under the weight of conservative greed, in a direction that promises to protect more Americans, not less.An example of what this victory for the Democratic Party, its policies, and ideology means to Americans can be seen viscerally in a TikTok video posted by Amelia Cody. In it, her mother watches as Pennsylvania is finally called for Joe Biden. “I’m so happy,” she weeps, and when asked why she explains that “We get to keep our Social Security and our Medicare, Amy. Thank you, sweet Jesus.” This isn’t about some existential bogus threat that the Democratic Party is going to come and steal your guns, or not allow you to have a Christmas tree in your living room. It’s about Republican policy, going back well before Donald Trump came into power, that wants to raid Social Security and Medicare in order to filter more and more money to the party’s wealthiest overlords.- Advertisement – A-Cody.jpglast_img read more

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Social Bella expands distribution network with SDI partnership

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first_imgBeauty e-commerce firm Social Bella has expanded its distribution network to 55,000 retailers, through its partnership with PT Semesta Distribusi Indonesia (SDI), the company announced on Wednesday.The partnership is expected to open wider and more comprehensive distribution access for Social Bella retail partners and customers, providing a one-stop service for beauty and self-care brand owners.”We see a gap between brand owners and retailers. Brand owners have high-quality products but lack a distribution network. Meanwhile, retailers are looking for quality brands and struggle to gain consumer data,” said PT SDI commercial vice president Helmi Prasetyo in a statement on Wednesday.SDI currently has offices in 24 cities, 16 sales points and 10 sub-distributors throughout the country, with retail partners both in modern trade and general trade.Social Bella provides a platform for customers to purchase goods, file complaints as well as view product updates and promotions in real-time.”With the SDI network and our experience in the beauty industry, brand owners can distribute their products to all retail store channels in big cities in Indonesia without having to make big investments and take big risks in choosing a suitable store without benchmarking,” Helmi said.He added that PT SDI has helped the distribution of well-known brands on the Social Bella platform such as Mediheal, COSRX and Secret Key, among others in Indonesia.Helmi said he was optimistic that SDI could be a solution for the beauty industry in Indonesia to advance. Moreover, he said he saw the large potential of the beauty industry, as well as the resilience of the industry, which has been proven in times of crisis.According to Euromonitor International’s 2020 report, the compound annual growth rate of Indonesia’s beauty industry is the highest in Asia.The report also stated that the beauty and personal care market in Indonesia was predicted to grow to US$8.46 billion in 2022 from $6.03 billion last year.Social Bella recently announced in July that it has closed a $58 million funding round and launched Lilla by Sociolla, a marketplace for expecting women and mothers. (eyc)Topics :last_img read more

What Arsenal can expect from their new manager Mikel Arteta

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first_imgMikel Arteta retired from playing at the end of the 2015/16 season (Picture: Getty)‘My team-mates are always going ‘What are you going to do Miki? You’re going to be a manager, you should be a manager!’‘I know what the job means and I know how hard it is, especially when I look at the boss and see how many hours he puts in here. You need to sacrifice your family all over again, which I’ve done since I was 15.‘But I would love to manage a squad of players and staff – I’ve got it inside me, it’s true, and I want to do it. First of all I want to make the most of my playing career, because I’m 32 and in this game you never know whether you’ll end up carrying on until 34, 35 or 36.‘After that, I’m certainly going to stay involved in football because I think I’ve got something to add. I would like to prove myself, and prove my ideas about managing and encouraging people to do things in the way I believe is best.’What would his philosophy be? Unai Emery constantly tinkered with formations and personnel during his 18 months at the helm (Picture: Getty)‘I think you need to adapt. You can have an idea of a system, but you need to be able to transform it depending on the players you have – how much pace you have up front, how technical your team is, what types of risk you can take and whether your players are ready to take those risks.‘It’s important to analyse your players because you can’t always play the same way. There have to be different details and changes in how you approach things, and you have to look at how you can hurt whoever you are playing against. Is there something they don’t like to do?‘If so, we’re going to make them do plenty of it. Then the most important thing for the manager is that, the Friday before the game, you imagine what’s going to happen on the Saturday. And if what happens on Saturday is not what I had planned, then it’s not been good enough from me.’Who are his biggest managerial influences? Advertisement Advertisement What Arsenal can expect from their new manager Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta claimed he always knew his former PSG teammate Mauricio Pochettino would become a top manager (Picture: Reuters)‘He has taken a lot of influence from Marcelo Bielsa, who was his coach with Argentina; they used to talk about things a lot, and now you can see that his teams are really aggressive, both when attacking and defending.‘He takes a lot of risks, the players enjoy playing for him, his decisions are always sound and he’s got a good personality. I’ve admired Pochettino ever since I was young; he really looked after me when I was at PSG as well.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Mikel Arteta is expected to be confirmed as Unai Emery’s permanent successor on Thursday (Picture: Getty)After a nearly a month’s worth of dithering, Arsenal finally appear set to confirm Mikel Arteta as Unai Emery’s permanent successor.The former Paris Saint-Germain coach was put out of his misery following a calamitous Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium, which capped a run of just one win in nine matches.Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg has failed to restore the feel-good factor, or spark an improvement in results, with Sunday’s defeat against Manchester City, a 3-0 drubbing on home soil, spelling out the seismic task Arteta appears ready to take on.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe club’s former captain, of course, came close to succeeding Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 before the board reneged at the last minute, taking the supposedly risk-free option of appointing a head coach with a proven track record in the shape of Emery.ADVERTISEMENTArteta, now, arguably faces an even tougher job given he is inheriting a horribly unbalanced squad mid-season and is unlikely to be granted significant funds in the January transfer window.The social media utterings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother suggests at least one high-profile member of the Arsenal squad is less than enthralled at the prospect of a novice taking up the reins, but the north London club have overlooked the credentials of more experienced candidates in favour of hoping some of Pep Guardiola’s stardust has rubbed off on his assistant.Aside from his affiliation with Guardiola, little is known about Arteta’s coaching philosophy but the 37-year-old did give Arsenal.com a detailed interview back in 2014 which does shed some light on what supporters could expect once his appointment is confirmed…How long has he been thinking about management? James GoldmanWednesday 18 Dec 2019 4:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Mikel Arteta has been learning his trade under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City (Picture: Getty)‘One is Arsène Wenger, of course – he has a philosophy that he’s never going to change because he really believes in it.‘That is the most important thing, because if you don’t really believe in something then you’ll just change it after one bad result and drive your players crazy. Another is Pep Guardiola, who I’ve known since I was 15.‘The way he sees football is always to look ahead, then further ahead, always improving. Then there’s Mauricio Pochettino – he was my captain at PSG and I always knew he would become a manager. Comment Arsenal’s stars would have to be 120% committed under Mikel Arteta’s regime (Picture: Getty)‘My philosophy will be clear. I will have everyone 120% committed, that’s the first thing. If not, you don’t play for me. When it’s time to work it’s time to work, and when it’s time to have fun then I’m the first one to do it, but that commitment is vital.Then I want the football to be expressive, entertaining. I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition.‘We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us. I’m 100% convinced of those things, and I think I could do it.’What system would he play?last_img read more

Baumli dominates Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout

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first_imgMultiple drivers had chances to move around Baumli but his restarts were too strong as the leader put several car lengths between his competitors each time the green flag came back out.  Roberts, Travis Barker and Brad Whitney all had attempts from the second position on restarts and none could figure out how to match Baumli.  Nicholas Carpenter cruised to victory lane in a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature that ran caution-free. Jeffrey Sears hung on to the end of a six-car battle behind Carpenter and finished second.  Shayne Bailey was the IMCA Modified winner and Jack Potter took the convincing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers. Polesitter Thomas Roberts had taken the early lead and paced the first several laps. Baumli worked the bottom of the track before settling into second. After an early caution, Baumli showed his dominance when he perfected the restart and took the lead away from Roberts. Dominant J.J. Baumli was the $1,262 feature winner at US 36 Raceway’s July 26 Joe Crist Memorial IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Shootout. (Photo by Judy Staley) OSBORN, Mo. (July 26) – J.J. Baumli showed competitors from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska the fast way around the oval in winning US 36 Raceway’s third annual Joe Crist Memorial Shootout for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. center_img By Jacob Blair Whitney, who started 10th, patiently worked his way to finish second. Mich Ross followed Whitney to fin­ish third after starting 14th. Blake Peeler had a more interesting route to a top five finish. After starting fifth, Peeler brought out the first caution. He took a trip to the hot lane before making it back to the track to start at the rear of the field. He used the remaining laps to drive all the way back to fourth. Mike Nichols finished fifth. Baumli drove away from the field following a restart late in the 30-lapper to pick up the $1,262 winner’s check. Feature results – 1. J.J. Baumli; 2. Brad Whitney; 3. Mich Ross; 4. Blake Peeler; 5. Mike Nichols; 6. Thomas Roberts; 7. Billie Hoover; 8. Carson Masoner; 9. Travis Barker; 10. George Burnett; 11. Justin Seifert; 12. Anthony Whitham; 13. Christine Holt; 14. Connor Masoner; 15. Calvin Teel; 16. Jason Estes; 17. Steve Starmer; 18. Gerald Wahwahsuck; 19. Jordan Junker; 20. Jason See; 21. Mike Goldsberry; 22. Derrick Brown; 23. David Holcomb.last_img read more

Batesville Schools plan to return to the classroom as scheduled

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first_imgBatesville, IN— With a detailed plan to bring students back safely, the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) has announced that it will return to in-classroom instruction on the scheduled first day of school on August 5, according to Paul Ketcham, BCSC superintendent. The BCSC plan is contingent upon Governor Eric Holcomb moving Indiana into Stage 5 of its safe reopening plan in early July, as projected.“Using the guidance provided by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), the BCSC administration is addressing every aspect of school life and making the adjustments we think are necessary to safely bring our students and staff back into our buildings,” Ketcham stated.  “The governor has empowered local school districts to review the recommendations offered by the IDOE and to tailor those for each community. We’ve been working hard to determine the best practices for keeping students healthy while still delivering the quality education Batesville is famous for.”BCSC is developing a document entitled “Batesville Blueprint: Bringing Bulldogs Back Safely on August 5th,” which will provide a district-specific version of the IDOE guidelines.  The guidelines will address common concerns such as safety on the buses, in the classroom, at mealtimes, and during athletics and other extracurriculars. In addition, the plan will address steps parents and guardians can take at home to reduce the risk of spreading communicable diseases within the school community.“To explain Batesville’s plans, I’ll be providing weekly video updates to students, parents, and other stakeholders between now and the start of school,” Ketcham explained.  “These videos will help break down our plans into smaller sections, and will be shared on social media and on our special COVID-19 website.”More information and the videos will be available by clicking here. Like the guidance provided by the state, this local document is likely to be subject to revision.last_img read more

Lady Eagles Struggle Against Hawks

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first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 HERMON — The Hermon Hawks took a 20-5 first period lead and cruised to a 64-40 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Friday.Rachel Alley led a trio of double-figure scorers for Hermon with 11 points, Kayla Snow had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Ashley Thayer had 10 points.Morgan Card scored 12 points and Annika Firestone added nine for the Eagles.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin Latest posts by admin (see all)last_img

Indian Premier League Harbhajan Singh finally reveals what Shane Watson was going through in IPL Final

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The emotions that all the #yellove hearts are going through makes us #believe in one thing! Watto’s knee cap is our cup! 🏆🦁💛 #WhistlePodu4Ever @ShaneRWatson33 #WhistlePodu— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 14, 2019 “Can you guys see the blood on his knee. He got 6 stitches after the game. Got injured while diving but continue to bat without telling anyone,” wrote the Indian off-spinner on his Instagram page. Watson was run out in the last over after scoring 80 runs but it proved insufficient in the end.Later, the same picture was released by CSK on its official Twitter handle, prompting fans to appreciate the dedication of the Australian all-rounder. A lot of CSK fans said they want Watson to come back as opener next season. After 9 hours, they again took to the Twitter and gave CSK fans a beautiful message: “The emotions that all the #yellove hearts are going through makes us #believe in one thing! Watto’s knee cap is our cup! #WhistlePodu4Ever @ShaneRWatson33 #WhistlePodu”Here’s the Harbhajan Singh’s Instagram Post: Here’s Chennai Super Kings Twitter Post:WHAT DEDICATION?! THIS IS GOD LEVEL! You are one of a kind, champ! #WattoMan #KNEEngaVeraLevel #WhistlePodu4Ever #Yellove #WhistlePodu 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/0e6SycCSAucenter_img New Delhi: A dedication personified Shane Watson batted through a bleeding knee in the IPL final against Mumbai Indians, an act which earned him effusive praise from the fans. While his blood-stained lower was missed by the TV crew, his IPL teammate Harbhajan Singh revealed that the Australian required six stitches after the game, which Chennai Super Kings side lost by just one run. Harbhajan posted a Watson picture on his Instagram page, revealing the blood stains on his left knee as he struck one hard. “Can you guys see the blood on his knee. He got 6 stitches after the game.last_img read more

Pakistan name five new caps for Sri Lanka Tests

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first_img(REUTERS) – Pakistan selected fast bowler Mir Hamza among five uncapped players in their 16-man squad for the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates starting later this month.Batsmen Haris Sohail and Usman Salahuddin have both played one-day internationals for Pakistan but are yet to make their test debuts as Pakistan start life without retired batting greats Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.Long-serving captain Misbah and former skipper Younis retired from international cricket at the end of Pakistan’s Test series in West Indies in May.“We are trying our youngsters. Usman Salahuddin and Haris Sohail have been part of the squad in the last two to three series so that we can play them when the seniors retire,” Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq told reporters in Lahore.“I wanted to give them opportunity in home conditions to boost their confidence. We are hopeful they can fulfil the spots left by the retirements.”Opener Sami Aslam, who last played a Test for Pakistan in December, was also recalled.Left-arm fast bowler Hamza, 25, was picked for his strong domestic form, having claimed 216 wickets in 46 first-class matches.Spin-bowling all-rounder Bilal Asif and left-arm Mohammad Asghar were the other players in the squad yet to play in tests.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah and top-order batsman Azhar Ali have both battled recent injuries but were declared fit and named in the squad.”Yasir was supposed to undergo a fitness test yesterday but he had pulled a calf muscle,“ former captain Inzamam said. ”He’s taken the test this morning and been passed fit.“Azhar Ali has a cyst in his knee and the doctors have advised him to play after taking an injection. He isn’t experiencing any pain, so we’re hoping he’ll remain fit to play.”The series, played in the UAE due to security concerns, will start with the first test in Abu Dhabi from Thursday followed by Sri Lanka’s maiden day-night Test in Dubai from Oct. 6.The two teams will also play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches, the last of which will be played on home soil in Lahore on Oct. 29, subject to security clearance.Squad: Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain, wicketkeeper), Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Mir Hamza, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Asghar.last_img read more