Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There may be other options for golf and tennis memberships in the Queens and Long Island area, but none offer the many amenities that North Shore Towers and Country Club provides to its members at a reasonable price.“It’s the best deal in town,” says Mary Anne Langone, country club manager. North Shore Towers and Country Club is located right off the Grand Central Parkway, in Floral Park, and “offers luxury living with the added surprise of a beautiful 18-hole golf course, which is challenging enough for the low handicapper but still playable for the average golfer, and five Har-Tru tennis courts,” she says.In addition to the golf and tennis, sponsored members also get access to year-round indoor/outdoor pools, a fitness center, card rooms and restaurants. Other country clubs offering golf and tennis typically hit their members with hidden assessment and social minimum fees, but not North Shore Towers and Country Club, says Langone, who has worked there for more than 30 years and served as manager for about the past 16 years. There are close to 300 golfers and 50 tennis members, and nearly 100 of them are non-residents, who must be sponsored by a North Shore Towers resident to be approved, she says.As general manager for the past 16 years, Glen Kotowski, employed by the Charles H. Greenthal Management Corp., oversees every aspect of the daily operation of the North Shore Towers community.“We’re right on the border of Nassau and Queens, and they call us Long Island’s best-kept secret because when people come into the community, they can’t believe” all the amenities that are offered, says Linda Rappaport, an on- site broker at North Shore Towers and Country Club.Other amenities at North Shore Towers include express buses to Manhattan, a movie theater, a beauty salon, a drug store, a supermarket and a laundromat even though there are washers and dryers in the apartments, she notes. Studio apartments start at a “a very affordable” price of about $200,000, while penthouses sell for $1 million and up, she says.Rappaport has been living at North Shore Towers for 30 years and has an adult son who lives there with his wife and 2-year-old child (with another baby on the way), she says, adding that her mother and mother-in-law live there as well.“Everybody loves it for different reasons,” she says. “I love it for the convenience and all the shopping and the gym. The baby loves it for the indoor pool. My mother-in-law loves it. She likes to play cards and there’s several card rooms and bridge rooms. And my mother loves it for the fact that they offer over 60 fitness classes weekly in the gym.”“It’s a melting pot of people that come here and lend their talents to make this a wonderful place to live,” she says, pointing as an example to Maria Termini-Miller, a former board member who’s been living there 20 years and helped design the North Shore Towers website.Warren Glenn, meanwhile, is a new board member who’s been a resident for about two years and chairs the House and Grounds committee. Glenn states one of the goals on his committee’s agenda is “to help create an active, multi-generational community living in a country club setting.”He goes on to describe North Shore Towers as an “all-inclusive gated community” offering “luxurious living” with “beautiful” apartments and “terrific” amenities and services.Mario Carmiciano, the board president and chairman of the Towers Country Club Committee, is looking forward to another successful country club season, he says.North Shore Towers and Country Club is presently offering a first-year, promotional rate of $3,995 for golf membership, plus applicable fees. Junior golf memberships are also available. For details and to book a tour, call Bob Guido at 718-279-1848 ext. 5. North Shore Towers and Country Club is also offering a first-year, promotional rate of $1,750 for tennis membership, plus applicable fees.For details and to book a tour, call Mary Anne Langone at 718-428-5030 ext. 0. Remember, these memberships include indoor/ outdoor pools, a fitness center and so much more.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine a proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger – in an op-ed for Fox Business – encouraged lawmakers to focus on big bank riskiness.“Ahead of the August recess, what lawmakers should be discussing [is] the economic impact of excessive, unbridled risk-taking by Wall Street banks,” wrote Berger.Berger also pressed lawmakers to discuss the potential benefits of a modern Glass-Steagall Act, as well as the economic concerns posed should big banks succeed in pushing for the removal of common sense restrictions that prevent improper, speculative trading under the Volcker Rule.“Certain banks are hoping Congress will ignore the moral hazard of using taxpayers as a backstop for their speculative bets [in the absence of Glass-Steagall] and want regulators to reinterpret the [Volcker Rule] to loosen requirements, thereby reviving the same risky trading practices that contributed to the financial crisis and fundamentally degraded the stability and liquidity of our capital markets,” Berger argued.
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The Law and Human Rights Ministry has transferred 228 convicted drug dealers from Jakarta, Yogyakarta and West Java to the country’s maximum-security prison at Nusakambangan Island in Central Java.The ministry’s corrections director general, Reynhard Silitonga, said the transfer was conducted in four waves, with the latest wave involving 90 inmates from West Java. The transfer started on July 5.Out of the 228 convicts, 75 were from Jakarta, 22 from Yogyakarta and 90 from West Java. The convicts will be assigned to individual cells in the maximum-security penitentiary. First built by the Dutch colonial administration in 1908 to hold political prisoners, the Nusakambangan prison island now includes seven correctional facilities with a total capacity of 1,606 inmates.The island can only be reached by a 1-kilometer ferry crossing from the Wijaya Pura Port in Cilacap, Central Java, making it suitable to house high-risk prisoners.In May last year, human rights activists slammed the correctional officers of Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java after a video of them mistreating inmates went viral on social media. The footage showed correctional officers dragging bound and handcuffed inmates across the dirt, some of whom could be seen with injuries on their back.Responding to the video, the corrections directorate general dismissed the Nusakambangan narcotics prison warden.Topics : “This is part of our commitment to eradicating narcotics from Indonesia. Hopefully, the prisoner transfer will help reduce drug circulation in the country,” Reynhard said as quoted in a statement on Saturday.The move is part of efforts to solve the problem of prisons operating beyond their capacity, as well as to address the recent discovery of drug rings controlled behind bars by imprisoned drug dealers.Read also: BNN busts drug ring allegedly controlled by Salemba inmateReynhard previously said that any wardens found to be involved in drug deals would be convicted and transferred to the infamous prison island.
The South Ripley Lady Raiders Varsity Volleyball team won against Switzerland County 25-21, 25-16, 25-21.For SR, Elexah Roepke – 45/52 attacks with 21 kill, 9 digs, 9/13 with 2 Aces; Kiley Sparks – 30/39 attacks with 12 kills, 23/23 Serves with 4 Aces, 11/12 – Digs; Mariah Gentile – 11/12 – Digs, 24/25 serve receptions; Haley Gorrell – 10/13 Digs, 11/12 Serves with 1 Ace, 7/8 attacks with 1 kill; Lilli Hilton 17/18 Serves with 4 Aces, 12/17 attacks with 4 kills; Toria Tucker – 36 assists, 12/14 Serves; Halee Smith – 10/12 with 2 kills.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Lisa Gilpin.
MORE: College football 2019: All-Americans, rankings and moreOur list last year included opinions about Jalen Hurts, the College Football Playoff format and the Pac-12. How different — or similar — will this year’s opinions be?Five unpopular opinions for 2019 (we didn’t do too bad last year).Georgia has most to prove in 2019 You could say Alabama faces the most pressure considering last year’s 44-16 loss to Clemson. Maybe it’s Ohio State and first-year coach Ryan Day, or Texas, given the high expectations. Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley also has to prove it with another transfer quarterback.The answer, still, is Georgia. Alabama, Ohio State, Texas and Oklahoma have won a national championship this century. Georgia hasn’t won since 1980, and they’ve taken Alabama to the fourth quarter each of the last two seasons. The Bulldogs still haven’t closed the door. Georgia remains the team best-equipped team to challenge Alabama and Clemson, but it has to prove it several times this season, in these spots:— The biggest September home game, against Notre Dame. Georgia can’t afford to lose to Notre Dame at home in Week 4.— The biggest SEC regular-season game, against. Florida. This rivalry is inching closer to having a postseason impact again, and Dan Mullen hasn’t been afraid to throw out some verbal jabs. We have been looking forward to this.— The biggest conference championship. If the Bulldogs lead Alabama in the fourth quarter, who are you picking to win?Kirby Smart has enough talent on this team — including an experienced quarterback in Jake Fromm — to clear all those hurdles. Then again, we said that almost every year about Mark Richt.SN POSITION RANKINGS: QB | RB | WR | CoachesUrban Meyer won’t go to USCEveryone’s already trying to figure out the math. Meyer left a job at Ohio State because of health concerns and has retired to take a job with Fox (which he’ll be good at, too). USC is a floundering blue-blood program with a coach on the hottest seat possible in Clay Helton. Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart are in that studio with Meyer, who continues to say things like, “I believe I’m done” when it comes to his coaching future. A return to coaching on the West Coast starts to make sense.Unless it doesn’t. Meyer is 54 years old now. The health concerns were real, and he doesn’t have to coach another game to maintain his icon status in Columbus. He’s even opening a new restaurant with a “7-0” room, a nod to his perfect record at Michigan while at Ohio State.USC must be able to offer something other than money to pull Meyer out of retirement. The Trojans have burned through Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and perhaps Helton since Pete Carroll left. The administration is anything but steady right now. Maybe Meyer cures all that, but it’s more likely he opts to stay out of a head-to-head battle with Chip Kelly in a conference that doesn’t have as much weight as it used to. USC and Ohio State are historical rivals, too, even if that’s a big outdated.If you’re looking for a Big Ten coach that fits USC, then maybe take a look at Penn State’s James Franklin. He had to address those rumors last year. Maybe they swirl again in November if Helton is canned.Does that mean we think Meyer is done for good? Get back to use when — if — Notre Dame opens up. Speaking of 7-0. …MORE: Harbaugh tops among Big Ten coaches — for nowJim Harbaugh’s job isn’t in question, even if OSU winsWe’ll do this exercise one more time. Harbaugh is 0-4 against rival Ohio State, and the shell-shock of last year’s 62-39 loss to the Buckeyes still reverberates in Columbus and Ann Arbor. Michigan is still looking for its first victory against Ohio State since 2011 and first Big Ten championship since 2004.Harbaugh, as critics like to say, hasn’t won anything.But that’s not entirely true. Michigan is a top-10 program. The Wolverines have the ninth-best record among Power 5 schools since Harbaugh arrived. Most programs would take 10 wins a year — which Michigan has, in three of the last four seasons — and run with it.The Playoff landscape is one, however, where the top five teams matter. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma are the best of the best. In order to make that very short list, Michigan has to break through in The Game.The Wolverines still have to get to The Game with 10 wins to have a chance at the Big Ten championship. That means Michigan has to go 5-1 against Army, Wisconsin, Penn State, Notre Dame, Iowa and Michigan State while avoiding the big upset. To approach that with an “or-else” attitude would be foolish, and that’s not what athletic director Warde Manuel will do.That said, Harbaugh wasn’t brought to Michigan just to win 10 games a season; he was brought there to play for national championships. The Wolverines have done that in men’s basketball and baseball since he arrived, and the only thing that has prevented a Big Ten title shot in 2016 and 2018 was Ohio State.If Michigan loses to Ohio State, then it will be a big thing heading into 2020. Harbaugh has to beat the Buckeyes, and that has become even more urgent now that Meyer is gone. It can’t be more of the same against Day — not with the addition of new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and the promise of a wide-open offense.A loss this year would not be the end of Harbaugh. Answer this question: Who would they hire next? Michigan already found out how wrong that can go after Lloyd Carr.But a loss will take the angst in Ann Arbor to new level, especially when you consider former Ohio State coach John Cooper, who finished 2-10-1 against the Wolverines, didn’t even start 0-5 in The Game. Cooper led the Buckeyes to a tie in the fifth matchup after starting 0-4 and finally got his first win in his seventh try in 1994.Harbaugh doesn’t have that option on Nov. 30. It’s time to break through.MORE: Lawrence’s brilliance against Alabama is only beginning of legacyTrevor Lawrence isn’t a lock for the HeismanTrevor Lawrence passed for 3,280 yards, 30 TDs and four interceptions, led the Tigers to a national championship as a freshman and is considered a generational prospect on the level of past No. 1 picks such as John Elway, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck.What do those three quarterbacks have in common? None of them won the Heisman Trophy.Lawrence belongs among the best bets for sure. He’s at the head of an offense capable of scoring 50 points per game. Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross are All-American candidates too, and Lawrence is only going to improve.What quarterback can challenge him? Well, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa nearly went wire to wire as the favorite after leading a national championship run the previous season; only to watch Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray make a last-minute run after the conference championship games.Tagovailoa is back. Jalen Hurts will put up numbers at Oklahoma. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Michigan’s Shea Patterson will have their chances. Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson were out-of-nowhere Heisman winners, too.You can have the wins and the best team, but you also must have the stats to go with it. We’re still taking Lawrence, but we think he’s a better bet to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft than he is the winner of the 2019 Heisman Trophy. Doesn’t make sense? Ask Elway, Manning and Luck how that feels.MORE: Five things that could prevent Bama-Clemson VBama-Clemson V is good for college footballThis has become a tired talking point, but it must be addressed knowing that Sporting New picked Alabama and Clemson to meet in the College Football Playoff championship game for the fourth time in six years.USC played Michigan eight times and Ohio State seven times in the Rose Bowl. Nobody in Pasadena would complain if that were the matchup this year. The Orange Bowl used to be a four-team rotation of Oklahoma, Nebraska, Miami and Florida State.This cycle coincided with a two-pronged dynasty that has dominated college football, and last year that was an easy target, knowing the game was on the West Coast.Geography won’t be a question this year, not with the championship game in New Orleans. Talent is not an issue. These teams have the two best quarterbacks in college football and rosters full of future NFL talent. Legacy won’t be a question either, not with Nick Saban still trying to pass Bear Bryant or Dabo Swinney trying to win a third national championship in four years. Everybody has an opinion about college football — whether it’s about a team, player or coach. Sometimes, those opinions can be misconstrued as facts before the season even starts.The 2019 college football season is no different. Fans have their opinions about Alabama-Clemson, hot-seat coaches … even the potential return of Urban Meyer. Opinions are just that, and Sporting News has a few to share before the 2019 season. Clemson and Alabama have each won at least 90 percent of their games since 2014, but they aren’t the only good teams in college football. Ohio State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Georgia have won more than 75 percent of their games in the CFP era, too.At some point, this isn’t an Alabama and Clemson problem. It’s on another program — or programs — to stop it.In the meantime, enjoy the games. They’ve been great.
Tags: Annabell Fuller, Lily May Humphreys, Mimi Rhodes, World Junior Girls 4 Sep 2019 England trio will head to Canada for World Junior Girls’ Championship Three of England’s most talented young players will represent their country at The World Junior Girls’ Championship, to be played at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario, Canada on 24-27 September.Annabell Fuller, Lily May Humphreys and Mimi Rhodes will make the trip across the Atlantic after representing Europe in the 2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup match at Gleneagles, Scotland, on 10-11 September.They will compete in the 72-hole team stroke play event against teams from 18 other countries, including two from Canada itself. The countries taking part also include Chinese Taipei, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Wales.There is also a concurrent individual event, won 12 months ago by 15-year-old Thailander Atthaya Thitikul, who shot a ten-under par 60 in the final round at Camelot Golf & Country Club to beat Italy’s Alessia Nobilio by two shots on a tournament record 20 under par. The winners of last year’s team event were Italy, who beat the USA in a play-off, with Thailand securing the bronze medal.The World Junior Girls’ Championship returns to Angus Glen for the first time since it was inaugurated there back in 2014 when the USA took the gold medal ahead of Sweden and a Canada One team including Brooke Henderson.The Players:Annabell Fuller, 17, Roehampton, Surrey, is based in the USA where to date this season she has won the girls’ title at the Major Champions Invitational, finished second at the Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the Scott Robertson Memorial, third at the Harder Hall Invitational, fourth at the Annika Invitational USA and reached the last-16 of the US Women’s Amateur Championship. She was also fifth at the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship. Annabell represented GB&I in the 2018 Curtis Cup and again this year at the Vagliano Trophy, Europe in last year’s Junior Ryder Cup and England at this year’s European Ladies’ Team Championship.Lily May Humphreys, 17, Stoke by Nayland, Essex, has been in sparkling form this season winning the Welsh and Irish Stroke Play titles and the Annika Invitational Europe as well as finishing runner-up at the English Women’s Amateur Championship and the English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. She played on the 2018 GB&I Curtis Cup team and has since represented GB&I in both Vagliano Trophy and Astor Trophy and England at the European Ladies’ Team Championship and in its victorious team at this year’s Home Internationals.Mimi Rhodes, 17, Burnham and Berrow, Somerset, reached the semi-finals of the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Panmure and the quarter-finals of the Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal Co. Down and was eighth in the German Girls’ Open and ninth in the Annika Invitational Europe. Represented England in this year’s European Girls’ Team Championship, where she was fourth in the individual competition, and was part of the victorious English team at the Women’s Home Internationals. Rhodes was also part of the winning English team in last year’s Girls’ Home Internationals in Ireland.Photos: Credit Vicki Head.