Tom Suozzi Dem Challenger Adam Haber Vows Nassau Exec Fight

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Adam Haber is running for Nassau County Executive as a Democrat.On a warm sunny day in February fit for a coronation or the Second Coming, a beaming Nassau Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs took to the podium set up on the steps of the Supreme Court in Mineola to announce what had already been obvious for quite a while: Tom Suozzi is running for Nassau County executive—again. Why? Because he says the county cannot endure another four years under Ed Mangano, the Republican who’d beaten Suozzi by 386 votes in 2009.The official roll-out was choreographed with an “exclusive” in Wednesday’s Newsday that “Suozzi’s In” accompanied by a Kennedy-esque profile of the committee chairman’s favored candidate filling the front-page of Long Island’s daily paper owned by Cablevision—for which Suozzi did some consulting work after he lost the nail-biter and from whose owners he’s received nearly $200,000 in campaign contributions throughout the years.Jacobs’ press conference, it turned out, was just a teaser.“The party is behind Tom Suozzi,” said Jacobs.But Suozzi wasn’t by Jacobs’ side. The former county executive’s time to shine in the public’s eye reportedly comes on Valentine’s Day when he officially hits the trail.His absence, however, was conspicuously noted by the only other Nassau Democrat to declare his candidacy, Adam Haber, whose campaign fired back this salvo that read: “No-Show Suozzi once again takes voters for granted,” and it “slammed insider Tom Suozzi for failing to show up at his own press conference.”When Haber announced weeks ago, he certainly didn’t have Newsday’s front page touting him.Haber, 47, is an entrepreneurial businessman, a restaurateur (he owns Lula Trattoria in Mineola) and a former Wall Street investor who’s been on the Roslyn School Board—the only elected office he’s ever held. Haber—who, unlike Mangano and Suozzi, is not an attorney—recently got a master’s degree from C.W. Post in political science. He put together his team of political consultants in early February, hiring Red Horse Strategies, a Brooklyn-based firm, and loaning his campaign $2 million.As of Jan. 15, Haber had almost $2.2 million on hand, compared to Suozzi’s war chest—left over from his 2009 race—which held less than $1.1 million. North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, whose restlessness in town hall is well known in political circles, has made some waves recently by saying that he’s formed an “exploratory committee” about running for county executive, but that’s as far as it’s gotten.Jacobs, no doubt, would love to clear the field for Suozzi, but it doesn’t look likely, given the sharp response of Haber’s campaign.“Nassau Democrats remember career politician Tom Suozzi’s years of scandal, tax hikes, budget deficits and backroom deals,” Justin Myers, Haber’s campaign manager, said in a press release. “For over a decade, career politicians have mismanaged the county and Nassau needs a better future. Adam Haber is running to stop the waste and cronyism and make Nassau work again for middle class families.”A Democratic Party insider said that the Nassau’s party faithful “are very excited about a Tom Suozzi candidacy, they’re excited about his comeback and they’re excited to hit the streets for him…. Haber’s not well known to the public at large or to the county committee.”And without party support, Haber has to battle to appeal to the grassroots.Jay Jacobs announcing Tom Suozzi is running for Nassau County Executive without Suozzi by his side at a press conference in Mineola on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.Jacobs says he plans to talk to Haber in the coming weeks and that the businessman “offers an awful lot to our party and he’ll be part of our future.” He doesn’t fault Haber “for the issues he’s fighting for,” but he’ll try to convince him to step aside.“If there’s a primary to be had,” Jacobs said, “then a primary will be waged.”Asked if Haber would drop out, his spokesman, Galen Alexander, tells the Press, “Adam Haber is in it to win it.”Haber knew he’d have to face a primary. “You’ve got to win the playoffs to get to the World Series,” he says.“I like Tom Suozzi personally,” Haber says. “I welcome him to the race because it’ll only bring out the issues more often. But he had eight years and he failed. The debt exploded. Manufacturing jobs have left. He’s had one foot out the door for a long time. He sees himself as president. I see myself as county executive.”As for Suozzi’s name recognition, Haber scoffs, “Nothing that a million dollars won’t cure.”He says he likes Jay Jacobs despite his supporting Suozzi.“He wants to keep his job as county chair, which I respect, and he thinks that is by tying his future to Tom Suozzi.”But he went on to say that “we don’t have a Democratic majority in Hempstead. We don’t have a single person in the Town of Oyster Bay [government]. We have a minority in the Legislature. We don’t have a county executive who’s a Democrat.” Referring to the “gerrymandering scheme” the Nassau Republicans are now pushing through the legislature, he warned that the new legislative districts “will institutionalize for the next 10 years no chance at all of any kind of majority control!”Mangano, Haber says, won “by default,” but “he’s a career politician and that’s what we’ve had, and look where we are. I think it’s time for a fresh start.”  He lamented the county’s near junk-bond rating, the closing of police precincts, the tax assessment “mess,” the sewage treatment plants “in disarray,” the departure of the Islanders and Mangano’s mishandling of the Nassau Hub, which he dubbed a “disaster.” He called it “bizarre” that Mangano would put Bruce Ratner, the man who lured the Islanders to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, on a committee to create a plan for the Nassau Coliseum.“That’s like somebody having an affair with your wife,” says Haber, “and then you’re going to him and asking for marital advice!”Speaking of marriage, Haber and his wife Renee, who used to be a teacher in Mineola and is an expert on bullying prevention, have a son and a daughter, both teenagers. One reason he wants to be county executive, he says, is to do all he can to ensure that his children can afford to live in Nassau in the future.Driving the Democrats to make this contest competitive is their insistence that the Republican incumbent, Mangano, has done a bad job in Nassau.“I think we’re pretty close to bottom,” Haber says, warning that if the county’s government—both in the executive office and in the divided legislature—continues to be so dysfunctional, then “we slowly slide into something in between what we have now and Detroit.”“Most politicians think you either have to fire people or you raise taxes [to] get revenue,” he says. “And I’m saying, forget about that. That’s the last thing you do.” Instead, he says he’d scrutinize how services are delivered and find savings, same as the “millions of dollars” he says he saved the Roslyn School District by getting them to refinance their debt and economize on bus transportation.“I’m an outsider. I’m a big community guy. I’m a businessman,” he says.As for investing in his own campaign, he says, “How great would it be if this place just became a beacon for its quality of life…and all I did was cut a check for two million bucks and, in a non-partisan way, help my community thrive! For me, that’s exciting!”last_img read more

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Alex Iwobi sends an emotional message to Arsenal after leaving for Everton on deadline day

first_img Phil HaighFriday 9 Aug 2019 10:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link194Shares Advertisement Alex Iwobi sends an emotional message to Arsenal after leaving for Everton on deadline day Advertisementcenter_img Alex Iwobi left Arsenal on transfer deadline day (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Alex Iwobi has sent a heartfelt message to former club Arsenal after joining Everton on transfer deadline day.The Nigeria international made the move to Goodison Park on Thursday for an initial fee of £28m, which could rise to as much as £34m based on add-ons.The 23-year-old has only ever played for the Gunners, making his debut in the League Cup in 2015 as a 19-year-old and has gone on to make 149 first team appearances for the north London side.The midfielder has looked back on his time at the Emirates, which saw him lift the FA Cup and reach the Europa League final, and has thanked the club for turning him into a Premier League player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I grew up dreaming of playing for Arsenal, following in the footsteps of some of my heroes. I’m proud to say that @ 23 I’ve achieved one of my dreams,’ Iwobi wrote on Twitter.‘From playing for Arsenal kids to 149 senior appearances. It was an honour to play for the club I supported as a boy. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘So many people to thank, far too many individual names to mention but I thank you all!‘So many great moments, from scoring my first goal at the Emirates to scoring my last goal in Baku.‘You’ve all played a big part in my 17 fantastic years. Special thanks to the fans, my team mates, the support staff, my coaches Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery who put faith in me and gave me the opportunity to grow as a player and a man.‘BIG love to a special club. Arsenal will be forever in my heart. #Gunners #BIG172.’Iwobi was one of seven new signings by EVerton over the summer as he joined Moise Kean, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Djibril Sidibe and Jonas Lossl in moving to the blue half of Merseyside.MORE: Arsenal still hoping to sell Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny after close of transfer windowMORE: Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac left out of Arsenal squad to face Newcastle United over security fears Commentlast_img read more

Burpengary home has sold for $335k above suburb median after 12 months

first_imgThe home at 34 Chestnut Drive, Burpengary, sold for $790,000.THIS home at Burpengary has sold after nearly 12 months on the market.The 34 Chestnut Drive residence sold for $790,000.LJ Hooker Morayfield and Caboolture area manager Jye O’Brien said the home sold at a much higher price than other properties in the area, which was why it had spent some time on the market.According to CoreLogic data the suburb median for Burpengary is $455,000.He said the new owners, a couple, liked the size of the home and the lack of maintenance. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The kitchen at 34 Chestnut Drive, Burpengary.Mr O’Brien said although this sale took some time, the market at Burpengary was performing well.“The market is amazing,” Mr O’Brien said. “We’re breaking record prices but there aren’t enough properties for the number of buyers.”The agent said there was a diverse range of buyers but had recently experienced an influx of first-home buyers.“It’s unusual because previously first-home owners wouldn’t be looking around the $400,000 to $500,000 price range,” he said.“However, people are now moving further north and getting more value for their money.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Liz Tilley07:29last_img read more

Fugro Reduces Board of Management

first_imgThe supervisory board of Fugro has decided to reduce Fugro’s board of management, which currently consists of three persons, to the CEO and CFO positions only.With the group director Europe-Africa starting January 2020, Fugro’s executive leadership team (ELT) is fully staffed and operational.Following through, the supervisory board has concluded that Fugro’s board of management can be adjusted. As a consequence, Brice Bouffard, whose term as member of the board of management finishes at the Annual General Meeting on April30,  2020, will not be nominated for reelection.After this adjustment, the board of management of Fugro will consist of Mark Heine, CEO, and Paul Verhagen, CFO.Besides the board of management, the ELT comprises the four regional group directors, the group director Development & Digital Transformation, the group director HR and the general counsel.Wim Herijgers – who is currently group director Digital Transformation & Innovation – will take over the development role and continue as group director Development and Digital Transformation.Mark Heine, CEO said: “Brice Bouffard joined Fugro and the Board of Management in 2016 and made a great contribution to our organisation. I would like to express my appreciation of the work delivered and the attitude Brice displayed during his tenure at our company and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”last_img read more

Kongsberg wraps up Hydroid sale

first_imgKongsberg Maritime has completed the sale of its US-based underwater technology company Hydroid to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). The acquisition of Hydroid, based in Pocasset, Massachusetts, expands HII’s capabilities in the autonomous and unmanned maritime systems market. With the addition of Hydroid, HII now has capabilities in the medium and small UUV space from the REMUS and Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) or marine robots. The agreement relates to underwater technology from Kongsberg’s underwater environment in Horten, as well as a wider range of Kongsberg’s maritime solutions. In connection with the transaction, Kongsberg Maritime and HII have entered into a strategic alliance agreement effective as of today. “The combination of HII and Hydroid brings together the full range of UUVs,” said Andy Green, HII executive vice president and president of Technical Solutions. “Combined, we can now offer a comprehensive suite of autonomous underwater vehicle systems that address our customers’ needs. While this is a perfect complement to our existing UUV business, more importantly, it brings together brilliant and talented people who are at the leading edge of unmanned systems technology.”center_img The deal aims to strengthen both parties’ abilities to sell their products and solutions to both US and global customers in the underwater segments. Back in 2007, Kongsberg Maritime acquired Hydroid for $80 million. The two companies entered into $350-million sale and purchase agreement in February this year. Hydroid will become part of HII’s Technical Solutions Unmanned Systems business unit that now includes unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) such as the Orca extra-large UUV that is produced in partnership with Boeing as well as Proteus, a large, dual-mode UUV operated out of Panama City, Florida. last_img read more

Covid-19: Barcelona considering salary cuts across board

first_img Messi’s latest contract is reportedly worth a net £500,000 a week – making him Barcelona and world football’s top earner- while Griezmann is Barcelona’s second-highest earner on £294,000 per week. Suarez completes the podium after signing a new contract at the end of 2016 worth £290,000, while Ousmane Dembele sits further back on £220,000 per week. Sergio Busquets and Pique then complete the top six, earning a weekly wage of £180,000 and £165,000 respectively. The cuts will also come as a more significant blow to Barcelona than any other club after a study carried out by accountancy giants KPMG entitled ‘The Football Benchmark’ in January revealed they became the first club in world football to rack up an annual wage bill of over €500m (£462m). Their €562m (£519m) wage bill tops the chart by a considerable margin, with Paris Saint-Germain’s €332m (£307m) expenditure on salaries in 2018 next on the list. Read AlsoSanchez must take pay cut of his £400,000 weekly wages to stay at Inter Milan La Liga are also expected to make an announcement next week regarding the return of top flight football. But with football in England now postponed until at least April 30, a potential extension to the suspension of La Liga is increasingly likely. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artcenter_img Barcelona are contemplating  salary cuts for  both players and coaching staff due to the rampaging effect  of  coronavirus  according to latest report in Spain. The Spanish reigning champions have suspended all forms of training and club activities until at least April 4 as part of matches being postponed due to the outbreak of the virus. And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the board of directors at Barcelona held  series of meetings online on Friday to assess the developing situation and formulate a plan over the coming weeks in line with the rest of Europe’s elite clubs. The report claims that one of the options discussed was pay-cuts for players and coaching staff at the club, but no decision on the matter is expected to be announced before the end of next week. Highest paid Barcelona player Lionel Messi likely to be affected It adds that Barcelona’s players are open to the possibility of seeing their salaries temporarily reduced, but all options remain on the table ahead of a crucial week for the club. But any pay-cuts will still impact heavily on the club’s leading stars, such as attacking trident Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez.last_img read more

Buy-bust nets 10 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgILOILO City – Ten sachets of suspected shabuwere seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion, Alimodian, Iloilo. Villa was nabbed after he sold suspected shabuto an undercover officer for P1,500 around 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 15, itadded.     The 25-year-old Jan Dave Villa of BarangayBancal, Alimodian yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. The 25-year-old Jan Dave Villa was arrested in an entrapment operation in Barangay Poblacion, Alimodian, Iloilo on Sept. 15. JOHANNAH WHUEHAL G SENONcenter_img The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Alimodian municipal police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN PHOTO BY JOHANNAH WHUEHAL G SENONlast_img

February 21, 2018 Police Blotter

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Ramsey: We can go all the way

first_img The Gunners, though, head to Old Trafford on the back of a hugely-impressive 1-0 away Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund, where Ramsey’s second-half goal completed a smash-and-grab raid on the Germans’ Westfalenstadion fortress to put them back on course for qualification from Group F. Ramsey feels Arsenal – with eight wins from the opening 10 Premier League games – have already shown they do possess the necessary character to maintain momentum through to the spring. “From January we are the team in the (Premier) League that has picked up the most points, so I don’t think our form has been that bad after Christmas,” said the Wales forward, whose close-range header took his tally for the season to an impressive 11 goals. “We have done it over the last few seasons where we have had to dig in and get a load of points to get fourth place. “Our biggest problem over the last few seasons is starting off well which we have managed to do now this season. “If we get ourselves into a strong position we know our ability to get as many points as we can in the run-in has been second to none.” Ramsey added: “It was no easy task to come to Dortmund and get the win. We will take an enormous amount of confidence from that and hopefully that will put us in a good position now to kick on and have a really successful season.” Ramsey feels Arsenal are growing in self-belief with every big win. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey insists Arsenal can prove their doubters wrong and last the distance in the Barclays Premier League title race. Asked if the Gunners have anything to fear from playing at Old Trafford, Ramsey insisted: “Absolutely not. They have had a bit of a rough start, but they have overcome that now I think. “They have had a few good results in the league and will be getting their confidence back up, but we are really confident ourselves. “Our away record has been really good so hopefully we can continue building on that. “We had a fantastic run-in to last season and after the disappointing opening game of the season, we have managed to build on that and keep it going. “Hopefully we can do that up until Christmas and then we know we have the ability to compete.” Ramsey feels it would be “massive” if Arsenal were to win at Old Trafford, where they were mauled 8-2 in August 2011 and last tasted victory back in September 2006 with a late goal from Emmanuel Adebayor. “We have struggled there over the last few seasons to go there and get a good result, so hopefully now we feel a lot more confident and this will be the time when we do manage to do that,” he said. “This was always going to be a big week for us and we couldn’t have got off to a better start. “Hopefully now we can go to Old Trafford and finish the job off.” Ramsey will again be key to Arsenal’s hopes this weekend. The 22-year-old former Cardiff trainee is relishing his integral role at the heartbeat of the Gunners’ midfield. “I am feeling really confident at the moment and I am enjoying my football,” said Ramsey, who recovered from an horrific double leg-break at Stoke in February 2010. “Every time I get into a goalscoring opportunity, I feel confident of putting the ball into the back of the net.” Arsenal were without England midfielder Jack Wilshere in Germany, and he will have a test on an ankle injury ahead of the United match, with a decision also impacting on whether he will be available for the upcoming international friendlies. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini could return at Old Trafford having been sidelined by a groin problem since the Crystal Palace match, but Theo Walcott is not expected to feature until domestic action resumes in two weeks. Press Association Pundits have been split over whether the Gunners, lifted by the club-record singing of Mesut Ozil, can mount a sustained challenge for honours in 2014. Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has said “let us see where Arsenal are in March” and claimed “we’ve seen before that they’ve been in the top two… and then faded away”, with David Moyes’ men aiming to build on their own unbeaten run of eight matches in all competitions ahead of the showdown with Arsene Wenger’s squad at Old Trafford on Sunday. last_img read more