first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Craig Cohen (Suffolk County Police Department)A Wyandanch Memorial High School assistant principal was arrested Monday for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to students and faculty members, Suffolk County police said.Craig Cohen, 47, was arrested Monday morning as he left his Northport home, police said. He was charged with three counts of aggravated harassment and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Cohen was held overnight at the First Precinct and will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.Police said an investigation revealed that Cohen, who has been employed at the school for eight years, sent “several inappropriate texts to various students and faculty members.”Some of the messages were “sexual in nature,” police said in a news release. The texts were sent in February and March of this year, according to police.Wyandanch Union Free School District Superintendent Pless M. Dickerson said in a statement posted on the district’s website that school officials received word of the alleged inappropriate messages after school hours on Monday.Without referencing Cohen by name, the statement said, “the staff member has been reassigned immediately and further appropriate action will be taken by the school District pending the results of the investigation by the Suffolk County Police Department.”Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this case to call 631-854-8126.last_img read more

first_imgTopics : “They’re losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump replied. “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question, OK?”Jiang, who identifies herself in her Twitter bio as a “Chinese born West Virginian,” pushed back.”Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically?” she said, implying it was due to her race.”I’m saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that,” Trump said. US President Donald Trump abruptly ended his coronavirus press briefing on Monday after getting into a testy exchange with an Asian-American reporter.CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang asked Trump why he continued to insist that the US was doing better than other countries when it came to testing for the virus.”Why does that matter?” she asked. “Why is this a global competition when, every day, Americans are still losing their lives?”center_img He then attempted to move on to another reporter as Jiang continued to press him about his response.Trump called on another female reporter but then immediately called on someone else.When the woman tried to ask her question, Trump abruptly ended the press conference and walked back into the White House.The internet was quick to rally round Jiang, with the hashtag #StandWithWeijiaJiang soon trending on Twitter.”I #StandWithWeijiaJiang against Trump’s racist tantrums,” tweeted “Star Trek” actor and prominent Asian-American activist George Takei.Reporter and CNN political analyst April Ryan, who has also been on the receiving end of Trump’s words, tweeted: “Welcome to the club! This is sickening! It is his habit!”Trump, who has never been shy about his dislike for the news media, has often locked horns with journalists during his coronavirus press briefings.More than 80,000 people have died in the US from the coronavirus pandemic, out of more than 1.3 million cases, according to the latest figures on Monday from Johns Hopkins University, by far the highest death toll of any country.last_img read more

first_imgRoyal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya held a fun team racing event during the weekend Oct. 1-2 for young talented club members to learn and improve their spirit of team racing.  About 40 young sailors took part in both Optimist and Laser 4.7 classes.Laser 4.7 winners – Win Thanatayaudom (left) and Sophia Montgomery (right) with Varuna Commodore Tom Whitcraft.The event was organized by Jordan Rumsby, Sailing Director and RVYC coach with support from parents.  Special thanks also go to Albert Nazarov, Tom Vernon, David Gavin, and Wikki Bhanubandh who were positioned on and off shore to make sure everything went smoothly.Each sailor was required to employ their own tactics and strategies to ensure their team secured good positions and points, all without the aid of coaching support.The next event at Varuna will be the 2016 JVK Eastern Seaboard Regatta from 22 – 24 October.  It is open to any Optimist sailor of any nationality.  Contact Jordan Rumbsy at [email protected] for entry enquiry or visit www.varuna.org.Optimist class winners – Jade Gavin, ML Weka Bhanubandh and Krit Romanyk.Celebrating success back on shore.last_img read more