Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager is battling serious injuries after a car struck him in Mineola Friday night as he crossed the street, Nassau County police said.The 18-year-old was crossing the roadway near Second Street just before 10:30 p.m. when a 51-year-old male driver, traveling south on Mineola Boulevard, struck him with his Ford, police said.The teen suffered injuries to his head, neck and arms, police said. He was transported to a local hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition, police said.Both the teen and the driver were not identified.The incident doesn’t appear to be criminal, police said, but the Ford was impounded for a safety inspection. The investigation is continuing, police said.
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VBV Group – Andreas Zakostelsky is to join the occupational pension provider as group chief executive, a move first reported by IPE earlier this week. Zakostelsky, an Austrian MP and former head of Valida Group, will assume the new position in April, replacing Karl Timmel, who is retiring after 26 years in the role. Timmel will be replaced as head of VBV Pensionskasse by Gernot Heschl, who joined the board at the beginning of the year, and previously worked for Erste Group Bank and UniCredit/Bank Austria Group.Erste Asset Management – Robert Senz has been appointed head of fixed income. Senz has more than 25 years of experience in fixed income and has worked at Raiffeisen Capital Management, where he was CIO for bonds. The current head, Alexander Fleischer, will take an educational leave at his own request.Pictet Asset Management – Simon Gottelier joins as senior investment manager for the Water strategy from Impax Asset Management, while Peter Lingen joins as senior investment manager to co-manage the Robotics strategy from Swedbank Robur. Christian Roessing joins the thematic equities team from Vontobel Asset Management, and Cyril Benier has been appointed as a senior investment manager in the small-cap equities team, joining from AXA Investment Managers.AXA Investment Managers – The Duy Nguyen has been appointed as a senior portfolio manager. Nguyen will be responsible for managing multi-asset class portfolios within AXA IM’s structured finance team. He joins from Natixis, where he spent five years in the European asset-backed securities and collateralised loan obligations trading team.Sacker & Partners LLP – The UK law firm for pension scheme trustees, employers and providers has strengthened its defined contribution offering with the appointment of Jacqui Reid as an associate director. Reid was previously at Linklaters for 15 years, where she advised trustee and employer clients on defined benefit, DC and hybrid schemes. ATP, PensionDanmark, Skandia, Achmea Investment Management, Actiam, VBV Group, Erste Asset Management, Raiffeisen Capital Management, Pictet Asset Management, AXA Investment Managers, Natixis, Sacker & Partners LLP, LinklatersATP – Lars Gjørret started work on 1 January as property investment manager at ATP Real Estate, within its investment & portfolio unit. He comes to ATP from an eight-year stretch at PensionDanmark, where he was most recently project director specialising in residential developments. ATP said Gjørret’s main responsibility at its property investment division would be to execute the new strategy within residential investments, and that he would also take part in property development generally.Skandia – Per Wahlström, one of the two head directors of Skandia in Denmark, is taking over sole responsibility for the company’s Danish business. The current co-head, Charsten Christensen, is to leave the company in the summer, when he has completed a big strategic project. Wahlström will take on the role of chief executive of Skandia Link Livsforsikring (Life Insurance). Skandia said the change in management was result of its efforts to reduce the number of its Danish legal business entities to two from six. It said the changes it has made in the last three years meant it could now focus on offering unit-link pension products and health-related products.Achmea Investment Management – Jacob de Wit has been appointed chairman of the new asset management division as of 1 February. He is to succeed Hans Snijders, who has been holding the position on an interim basis. De Wit has been executive chairman at asset manager Actiam. Prior to this, he was a member of the executive committee at F&C Asset Management. Achmea Investment Management was established on 1 January after Syntrus Achmea Vermogensbeheer and Achmea Beleggingsfondsen Beheer merged.
Published on May 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Jenna Caira and Kelly Saco have worked on the play all year. At practice, Caira, the pitcher, covered first base on a groundball to the right side of the infield, and the first baseman, Saco, flipped to her for the out. But the situation never presented itself in a game until Saturday.It was during the team’s biggest game of the year the Big East’s championship game that Caira and Saco had to execute the rare play to get the final out of the game with the tying run on third base against Louisville. It was the second time in the game that Caira had been on the receiving end of a putout at first base from Saco. And the last one clinched the Big East tournament championship for Syracuse.‘It has never happened at all the entire season,’ Caira said in a phone interview Saturday. ‘And funny enough, it happened twice in one game.’Behind great defense and Caira’s ability to control Louisville’s hitters, the third-seeded Orange (44-11) defeated the No. 5 Cardinals (36-18) 1-0 to repeat as Big East tournament champions. SU had the bounces go its way and held onto a one-run lead throughout the game to claim the conference crown for a second straight year. With the win, the Orange earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the second time in program history.SU will learn its opponent when the tournament field is announced Sunday at 10 p.m. on ESPNU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team advanced behind junior pitcher Jenna Caira’s complete-game shutout. Caira was effective but far from dominant in the win. She didn’t record a single perfect inning and had to work out of multiple jams to beat the Cardinals.SU broke a scoreless tie in the third inning. Kelly Saco led off the inning with a double to the left-center field wall. Saco appeared to waste a golden scoring opportunity when she was called out on a pickoff play by Louisville.Saco immediately made a juggling motion with her hands and complained that the infielder didn’t have control of the ball.‘I was thinking the umpire’s blind because the second baseman obviously didn’t have possession of the ball,’ Saco said. ‘I mean I was just like, ‘Are you kidding me?”She began to run to the dugout but returned to second base when she realized head coach Leigh Ross was arguing the call. Ross said she asked for the umpires to discuss the call, claiming the official at second base didn’t have a clear view of the play.After meeting, the umpires ruled Saco was safe at second. She then advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Morgan Nandin and scored on an RBI-single by Stephanie Watts.The Orange tried to add to that lead later in the inning when Lacey Kohl singled up the middle. Ross sent Watts home to score, but she was easily thrown out at the plate by Louisville center fielder Kristin Austin.Austin would throw out Morgan Nandin on a similar play later in the game.‘I knew the grass was going to be wet (from rain earlier in the day), so I was kind of thinking, ‘Well, I’m just going to be extra-aggressive,’ Ross said. ‘ … I’m just going to push the envelope and see what happens.’The foiled attempts added pressure for Caira in the circle. That pressure was apparent in the fourth inning after a bunt single gave Louisville runners at the corners with one out.Ross called time to calm Caira and the defense down. As they met in the circle, Louisville players waved towels in the dugout and the home crowd came to life.The next batter hit a chopper to Caira. The pitcher checked the runner at third and then threw to first. But the ball went off the runner’s back and skipped into right field. Caira thought the Orange had just lost its lead.‘I was freaking out at first,’ Caira said. ‘The fact that it ricocheted and went into the outfield, I got really nervous.’But the umpires called the runner out for interference and SU kept its lead. And Caira forced the next batter to ground out to end the inning.She ran into trouble again the seventh after getting two quick outs. Louisville put runners on the corners, and Caira became frustrated with the tight stroke zone.But she responded once again and forced a ground ball to the right side when Louisville was down to its final out. And all the frustration disappeared as Caira secured the toss from Saco while covering first base.‘It was an amazing feeling,’ Caira said. ‘Just being able to get that last out, it was a relief and it felt really good.’[email protected] Comments