May 10, 2021

Trends in body size across an environmental gradient: A differential response in scavenging and non-scavenging demersal deep-sea fish

first_imgBody size trends across environmental gradients are widely reported but poorly understood. Here, we investigate contrasting relationships between size (body mass) and depth in the scavenging and predatory demersal ichthyofauna (800–4800 m) of the North-east Atlantic. The mean size of scavenging fish, identified as those regularly attracted to baited cameras, increased significantly with depth, while in non-scavengers there was a significant decline in size. The increase in scavenger size is a consequence of both intra and inter-specific effects. The observation of opposing relationships, in different functional groups, across the same environmental gradient indicates ecological rather than physiological causes. Simple energetic models indicate that the dissimilarity can be explained by different patterns of food distribution. While food availability declines with depth for both groups, the food is likely to be in large, randomly distributed packages for scavengers and as smaller but more evenly distributed items for predators. Larger size in scavengers permits higher swimming speeds, greater endurance as a consequence of larger energy reserves and lower mass specific metabolic rate, factors that are critical to survival on sporadic food items.last_img read more

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Kobe Bryant crash: Coach, wife, daughter to be honored at memorial service

first_imgFebruary 10, 2020 /Sports News – National Kobe Bryant crash: Coach, wife, daughter to be honored at memorial service John Altobelli was a great coach and man. I worked closely with him for more than a dozen years covering his OCC program. Huge heart. Great sense of humor and passion for the game, his players and his family. RIP Alto. Truly a legend.— Barry Faulkner (@BarryFaulkner5) January 26, 2020His wife, Keri Altobelli, “really ran this team,” interim manager Nate Johnson said, according to KNBC. “They made everyone feel like an Altobelli or a Pirate.”Alyssa Altobelli, 14, was in eighth grade and a point guard on the girls’ Mamba basketball team, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC.“If she was smiling, other people were always smiling around her,” Alyssa Altobelli’s friend, Ellie Robinson, said at a vigil. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Ok everyone …. we have official word. Memorial service for John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli will take place on Monday, Feb 10 at 4 pm at Anaheim Stadium. Needless to say … there will be plenty of room so if you’d like to be a part of this, we’d love to have you!— OCC Athletics (@OCCAthletics) February 4, 2020John and Keri Altobelli are survived by two other children, son J.J. — John Altobelli’s son from a previous marriage — and 16-year-old daughter Alexis, according to the Orange County Register.J.J. is a scout for the Boston Red Sox, the newspaper said.John Altobelli worked at Orange Coast College for 27 years and was known to be a mentor to players, according to the school.“He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach,” the school’s athletic director, Jason Kehler, said in a statement. “The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none — he treated them like family.”“We have lost a member of our OCC family, and our hearts are broken,” the college president, Angelica Suarez, added in a statement. “Coach Altobelli was a giant on our campus — a beloved teacher, coach, colleague and friend. This is a tremendous loss for our campus community.”“John Altobelli was a great coach and man,” tweeted Barry Faulkner, a sportswriter at the Daily Pilot in Southern California. “I worked closely with him for more than a dozen years covering his OCC program. Huge heart. Great sense of humor and passion for the game, his players and his family.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — A college coach, his wife and daughter who all died in a helicopter crash alongside Kobe Bryant will be honored at a memorial service on Monday.Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife Keri Altobelli were on board with daughter Alyssa Altobelli, who was a basketball teammate of the NBA legend’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant.All nine people on the helicopter died in the Jan. 26 crash in Southern California while en route to a game at Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.Monday’s service for the Altobellis is at 4 p.m. local time at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.center_img Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report Oct. 14-20

first_imgCalls for Service: 510-Daily Average: 72October 14, 2018: SundayCalls for service: 55Stops: 12 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 18 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted in 8 Fire and 7 EMS callsBurglary, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 12:28amTheft, 1400 block Asbury Avenue, at 2pmCDS arrest, 900 block Haven Avenue, at 7:55pmTheft from a MV, 600 block Atlantic Avenue, at 8:22pmDisorderly conduct, 500 block West Avenue, at 8:32pmProperty check, 500 block West Avenue, 11:36pm October 15, 2018: MondayCalls for service: 69Stops: 20 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 19 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted in 10 Fire and 10 EMS callsCity ordinance, 5200 block Central Avenue, at 1:34amFall City property,300 block Ocean Avenue, 12:12pmDisorderly conduct, 800 block Central Avenue, at 1:11pmCivil matter, 2900 block Asbury Avenue, at 2:00pmTheft, 1000 block Bay Avenue, at 3:00pmJuvenile problem, 2200 block Asbury Avenue, at 11:07pmProperty check, 900 block West Avenue, at 9:35pmOctober 16, 2018: TuesdayCalls for service: 65Stops: 13 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 19 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted in 8  Fire and 7 EMS callsMedical emergency, 800 block Saint James Place, at 6:24amMotor vehicle accident, 10th Street & West Avenue, at 10:14amMotor vehicle accident, 10th Street & Wesley Avenue, at 10:43amWarrant Arrest, 700 block Asbury Avenue, at 11:36amSuspicious person, 200 block North Point Road, at 1:23pmMotor vehicle accident, 15th & Asbury Avenue, at 3:25pm October 17, 2018: WednesdayCalls for service: 88Stops: 29 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted in 7 Fire and 5 EMS callsCity Ordinance work zone, 200 block Bay Avenue, at 8:07amCivil matter, 2000 block Asbury Avenue, at 11:48amMedical emergency, 400 block Simpson Avenue, at 11:35amAgency Assist, 181 Bala Drive Somers Point, at 5:45pmPerson/property check, 2300 block Simpson Avenue, at 9:20pm October 18, 2018: ThursdayCalls for service: 79Stops: 18 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted in 12 Fire and 8 EMS callsFall private property, 200 block 35th Street, at 4:19amMedical, 3300 block Asbury Avenue, at 7:06amBurglary/Theft, 700 block Moorlyn Terrace, at 9:48amDog complaint, 7th Street & Beach, at 11:15amMotor vehicle accident, 29th & Bay Avenue, at 2:56pmTheft, 400 block Asbury Avenue, at 3:29pmProperty damage, 100 block Wesley Avenue, at 9:21pm October 19, 2018: FridayCalls for service: 73Stops: 20 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 23 Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted in 6 Fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant arrest, 4600 block West Avenue, at 8:30amProperty check, 1600 block Simpson Avenue, at 9:35amVerbal dispute, 800 block Plymouth Place, at 11:11amAbandoned vehicle, 400 block Haven Avenue, at 11:33amHarassment, 700 Moorlyn Terrace, at 12:30pmMedical emergency, 100 block of Ocean Avenue, at 4:34pm October 20, 2018: SaturdayCalls for service: 81Stops: 22 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 1     The Police Department assisted in 13 Fire and 7 EMS callsCity Ordinance noise,1500 block Bay Avenue,Disabled motor vehicle, 500 block 9th Street, at 8:47amProperty damage, 1300 block West Avenue, at 10:18amOpen property, 4300 block Central Avenue, at 1:15pmMedical emergency, 1600 block Haven Avenue, at 3:47pmFall City ordinance, 52nd and Central Avenue, at 3:33pmMissing person, Newcastle Road, at 9:30pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the 911 system when reporting crimes and violations of the law. For non-emergencies, dial 609-399-9111. Many residents and visitors are using email when reporting various issues to the police. This may cause a delay and is not the most efficient way to get a timely response. The police department is located at last_img read more

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American Legion “Paying It Forward” To Local Heroes

first_imgLunch is served at Shore Medical Center courtesy of Ocean City American Legion Post 524. (Photos courtesy Doug Otto) By DOUG OTTOOcean City’s Morvay-Miley American Legion Post 524 family (veterans, auxiliary and Sons of the Legion) is known for putting service before self, and taking care of others. This is especially true during these trying times of pandemic.“During these past few weeks, our post has continued to support our community and local businesses,” said Ann Marie Maikner, auxiliary president. “Thus far, we have provided lunches for the nurses at Shore Medical Center, the O.C. Fire Department, EMTs, Police Department, Public Works Department and the staff at AMI Radiology in Somers Point. Additionally, we delivered hundreds of pretzels to the staff and residents at United Methodist Communities — The Shores, where over thirty veterans reside,” Maiker also noted.Next up, Post 524 members will provide lunches for 30 people in need through the OCNJ Care organization, as well as supply material to local residents who are sewing face masks for the elderly.A thank you package is delivered to Shore Medical Center.“The American Legion family is reaching out to as many members of the Ocean City community as possible to ensure that they are safe during this difficult time,” said Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli. Marzulli continued, “By teaming with local businesses, such as Blitz’s Caterers, we hope to give new meaning to the word ‘sustainability.’”Legion members understand that taking care of others, especially veterans and their families, while maintaining a safe and healthy distance, is not always an easy task. However, they hope that staying positive and busy helps everyone cope more easily.“Just because we are at home doesn’t mean we can’t reach out to one another,” Maikner said. “Our goal is to bring optimism into everyone’s life right now.”If anyone knows of an Ocean City family or organization that would benefit from the American Legion’s assistance, they are encouraged to call Ann Marie Maikner at (267) 588-5889.Ocean City resident Debbie Burkert has been busy making masks for the community, including American Legion Post 524 members, as a way to give back.last_img read more

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The Cripple of Inishmaan, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Starts Previews

first_imgMartin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, begins performances on the Great White Way at the Cort Theatre on April 12. Under the direction of Tony winner Michael Grandage, the Broadway transfer of the West End production will play a strictly limited engagement through July 20. In addition to Radcliffe, the Broadway production features members of the London cast including Ingrid Craigie, Pádraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Conor MacNeill, Pat Shortt and June Watson. The play is set to open on April 20. View Comments Star Files Daniel Radcliffe Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 The Cripple of Inishmaan Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Related Showslast_img read more

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Barbra Streisand Enlisted Jamie Foxx to Sing ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’

first_img We know you’re still recovering from Barbra Streisand coaching Daisy Ridley and Anne Hathaway as they performed “At the Ballet,” but brace yourself: Babs sang “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” with Jamie Foxx, and there’s video. Between the two commanding us to ford streams, follow rainbows, etcetera, there’s a lot to take in. For instance, Barbra claims she hasn’t sung in two years and (following his uncanny impression) starts referring to Foxx as Quincy Jones. Catch the Sound of Music tune and more on Streisand’s upcoming ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway; the album drops on August 26.Climb Ev’ry Mountain – Barbra Streisand Jamie Foxx & Barbra Streisand View Commentslast_img read more

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Weekend Pick: TCS Annapolis Running Classic

first_imgThe TCS Annapolis Running Classic is this Saturday, November 23rd in Maryland. This year marks the 3rd annual half marathon and first ever 10K! The start line is located at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and races begin at 7am sharp. Both courses will have participants running through beautiful and historic downtown Annapolis. Register here, this road race is not to be missed!The entry fee is $95 the half marathon and $80 for the 10K. This comes with an Annapolis Running Classic tee, hat, and medal, as well as a post-race meal and celebration. There are a number of options for packet pick-up. Check here for more details, but keep in mind you can pick up your bib starting at 5am on race day.The race will be timed with B-Tag technology, offering a more streamlined race experience than the traditional chip system. The B-Tag remains on your bib throughout the race unlike the chip, which must be returned. This should make the event run more smoothly.The mission of this event is to raise money for local charities and organizations that have recently had funding cutbacks. Food Link, Seeds 4 Success, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust are a few involved.The Dublin 5 (formerly the Rovers) are headlining the after party. There will be plenty of food and refreshments to go around, including Annapolis’ own, Fordham Brewing.View Larger Maplast_img read more

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Chilean Police seize large quantity of liquid cocaine, arrest 11 suspects

first_img Use of liquid cocaine on the rise A strong response The Chilean government has reacted strongly to incursions into its territory by drug smugglers and criminal organizations. In 2011 the government announced the Northern Border Plan to increase anti-drug surveillance and interdiction along the 950-kilometer border with Peru and Bolivia. In 2013 the government allocated about $1.1 billion Chilean pesos ($2.1 million USD) to the plan. The funds were used primarily to purchase equipment, such as unmanned aerial drones (UAVs) which are used to conduct surveillance. Authorities also increased anti-drug smuggling efforts by the Investigations Police and the Narcotics Division of the Carabineros national police force were also increased. The security initiatives have achieved significant results. For example, in 2013, the Chilean National Police seized a record 37 metric tons of drugs, including 3 metric tons of cocaine. The amount of drugs seized in 2013 was a 25 percent increase over the amount of drugs seized in 2012. Chilean security forces dismantled 127 alleged drug trafficking groups in 2013, compared to 89 which were taken down in 2012. Of the drug trafficking groups dismantled in 2013, 57 were operating internationally, and 57 were engaged in domestic drug sales, authorities said. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article. why the best ones studied abroad Drug processing operations like the ones involved in the February arrests in Santiago are a new phenomenon in Chile, particularly in southern metropolitan areas, authorities said. Their presence could indicate both a rise in demand among Chile’s relatively affluent urban youth and a drive by criminal gangs to reduce costs and risks by processing drugs closer to the target market. The seizure of such a large amount of liquid cocaine in Chile “is evidence that there are illegal drug labs in Chile which are used to process cocaine,” said Yadira Galvez, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). For the most part, drug traffickers did not operate in Chile until the 1990s, Galvez said. Unlike other countries where organized crime groups transport or process drugs, Chile so far has not experienced high levels of violence linked to drug trafficking, the security analyst said. Chile accounts for 10 percent of the cocaine consumption in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the 2011 United Nations World Drug Report. Chilean authorities recently seized 500 liters of liquid cocaine in the Santiago metropolitan area. Such a large seizure could signal an expansion of Chile’s role as a processing center for South American drugs, authorities said. Chilean security forces arrested 11 people on Feb. 22-23, 2014, in connection with the investigation. In the alleged scheme, drug traffickers smuggled the liquid cocaine into Chile from Bolivia, according to published reports. The organized crime operatives transported the liquid cocaine inside two trucks. The liquid cocaine was hidden inside containers that were labeled as cooking oil. Agents with the Anti-Narcotics Brigade of the Chilean Investigations Police seized the liquid cocaine and captured the suspects following a two-month investigation. The seizure of the liquid cocaine was one of the largest drug busts in Chile in the past ten years, authorities said. The drugs were destined for sophisticated drug labs in the capital city of Santiago, where the liquid cocaine could be converted into powder form and distributed locally, authorities believe. center_img Because it is easier to transport and difficult to detect, liquified cocaine has become increasingly popular with drug smugglers throughout South America. Half a kilogram of powder cocaine can be fully dissolved in just one liter of water and then disguised as innocent products. Authorities in Chile and elsewhere have found liquid cocaine in Bolivian wine, in Johnny Walker whiskey, in lava lamps, infused into clothing, blankets and in heavy-duty paper bags containing charcoal, among other methods. Human “mules” can carry up to a liter of liquid cocaine each when it is wrapped in latex and swallowed. Up to 90 percent of the cocaine content can be recovered and converted back into powder in drug labs after it reaches its destination. For years, Chile has long been used as a transshipment point for South American drugs that are produced in Bolivia, Peru and elsewhere and then shipped to Europe and Australia. For example, on February 14, 2014, police in Le Havre, France seized 1.4 tons of cocaine that had been hidden in tires on a cargo ship that had arrived from Valparaiso. Because of its extensive petrochemical industries, Chile has also been known as a major source for precursor chemicals used in cocaine production in Bolivia and Peru, and as a source for ephedrine used to produce methamphetamines in Mexico. A new phenomenon By Dialogo March 11, 2014last_img read more

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Long Island Restaurants’ Standout Single Dish Selections

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Any good restaurant can make quesadillas or sushi, but if you add a twist like a quesadilla with gyro meat or a bagel-and-lox sushi roll, then you’re part of the latest trend in Long Island eats—traditional with a twist. So, just because you know that a good steakhouse will wow you with its chops or a seafood joint with its swordfish, don’t bypass their potentially addictive reinventions or their updated classics. Here are some of the best single dishes on LI, from Floral Park to West Islip, that do just that. Expect the unexpected.THE GREEK PLACE2144 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park516-673-4545www.thegreekplacegcp.comConsider this the Hellenic home of the reinvention trend: An innovative storefront eatery where you can get quesadillas or Philly cheesesteaks made with gyro meat. This is Greek like you’ve never seen, and it’s a gem of a find.Best Dish: Wings—All of themThe Greek Place’s Athenian Wings are prepared with a spicy creamy feta and are juicy, flavorful and damn delicious. The Spartan Wings, perhaps my favorite, feature the tang of lemon oreganato. And don’t forget to try the Chef’s Special Wings with feta and owner Pete Kantoulakos’ own terrific tomato balsamic dressing.INSIGNIA60 Nesconset Hwy., Smithtown631-656-8100www.insigniasteakhouse.comAnthony Scotto’s upscale steakhouse delivers first-rate food and quality service but it’s the seemingly simple, but surprisingly bold bisque that will knock your socks off.Best Dish: Lobster BisqueWith all of that excellent high-end food, it was our starter, the remarkable Lobster Bisque. Simply put, it’s the best I’ve had in years. Filled with chunks of buttery, meaty lobster and mushrooms, the broth hit the impossible spot between sweet and savory. I would have been satisfied to order bowl after bowl throughout the night.MAGGIE’S ON PARK1020 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park516-798-1555www.maggiesonparkblvd.comThanks to Chef John Orphanos, the menu at Maggie’s is inventive and quality goes well beyond expectation. I was impressed by every single dish we ordered but, alas, I must pick one.Best Dish: Chianti short ribsThe Chianti Braised Short Ribs were served over a stunningly delicious creamy Gorgonzola polenta with grilled asparagus and topped with a roasted tomato demi glace and crispy onion strings. If you’ve had better, more tender, short ribs, I want to know where.MAIN CATCH1095 Jericho Tpke., Commack631-486-8664; 631-486-8865www.maincatch.comMany Long Islanders know its sister location, the venerable Southside Fish & Clam in Lindenhurst, which opened in 1934. This is the upscale version.Best Dish: Bar Harbour LobsterThis 1.25-pound lobster, prepared in an insanely delicious, chardonnay lemon garlic sauce, will have you licking every last morsel off your plate. A gallon of sauce to go, please!MEDFORD PASTARIA3209 Horseblock Rd., Medford631-758-5252www.medfordpastaria.comYou can’t miss at this Italian eatery, and this pick is totally cheating and really unfair to you, because it’s about a dish they no longer serve. However, if you all call and ask for it, they might just add it back.Best Dish: PUMPKIN RAVIOLIThe unreal, heavenly Pumpkin Ravioli is drizzled with an amaretto and sage sauce and topped with homemade whipped cream. ’Nuff said.METROPOLITAN BISTRO39 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff516-801-4500www.themetropolitanbistro.comFrom soup to dessert, I enjoyed every single item I experienced here, but nothing beats the burger.Best Dish: Fancy BurgerThe Bistro’s Fancy Burger, moist and flavorful with chopped short rib, grilled red onion and Manchego cheese, is my favorite burger on Long Island, period.MIRAKU31 S. Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck516-466-6369www.mirakuny.comModern Japanese food with a focus on small, seasonal plates makes Miraku a true foodie destination.Best Dish: Everything Bagelsignature sushi rollThe Everything Bagel Signature Roll, with smoked salmon, scallion, cream cheese, and “everything” seasoning is the extremely clever epitome of sushi reinvention. Simply genius.MIZUNO2849 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh516-785-0036www.mizunony.comTraditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist is what you’ll get at Mizuno.Best Dish: Tuna crackerAn inventive selection, the Tuna Cracker Appetizer is unlike any I’ve had before. Tuna, mango, apple, avocado, tobiko, with a special chef’s sauce, all on a surprisingly crisp potato chip, this dish was fresh, innovative and filled with the perfect marriage of ingredients and textures. It’s probably the best single bite I’ve had all year.POPEI’S CLAM BAR & SEAFOOD HOUSE299 Raft Ave., Sayville631-567-9054www.popeissayville.comThe menu is huge, the service is attentive and friendly, and the food, especially their seafood, is first-rate.Best Dish: Caliente calamariPiled high with incredibly tender fried calamari, heated with jalapeños and Cajun spices, and served with sweet marinara sauce, this is the best calamari dish I’ve ever had.SOUVLAKI STOP111 Mineola Blvd., Mineola516-747-3458156 Gardiner’s Ave., Levittown516-605-1282Their signature green sauce, fresh ingredients and large variety of Greek specialties are worth the a stop at either location.Best Dish: shrimp SouvlakiTender, marinated, char-broiled shrimp served with pita, lettuce, tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce. It just doesn’t get any better than this.VILLA D’ESTE186 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park516-354-1355www.villadesterestaurant.comThis low-key, 44-year-old Italian restaurant is well worth the ride from…well, almost anywhere.Best Dish: Chicken ChestnutsThe showstopper here is the Chicken Chestnuts, tenderized thin, with a sublime chestnut and red wine sauce that is almost fruity and completely reinvents the poultry flavor profile.VILLA MONACO778 Montauk Hwy., West Islip631-661-5599www.villa-monaco.comVilla Monaco is somewhat of an institution in West Islip—a local Italian favorite for nearly four decades.Best Dish: Shrimp orangeLightly breaded shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and melted mozzarella in an orange sauce flavored by Triple Sec, this dish also can be made with chicken or veal. There’s an old adage that you don’t mix cheese and seafood, but this dish proves that sometimes old adages are just plain wrong.VINOCO WINE BAR & TAPAS RESTAURANT147 Mineola Blvd., Mineola516-307-8056www.vinocony.comVinoco itself is like a tapas—a small, unlikely treat. The food is as hip and sophisticated as culinary fare you’d find in trendy Manhattan. The inventive offerings and sauce combinations here are brilliant.Best Dish: Skewers & shootersThe Vinoco Marinated Chicken is flavorful, and arrives with a shot glass of Black Olive aioli. The Drunken Lump Crab Cake with its spicy Pina Colada shooter is another jaw-dropping dish with fresh ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations.WILD HONEY ON MAIN172 Main St., Port Washington516-439-5324www.wildhoneyonmain.comI haven’t eaten here since Chef Roberto Baez left, but many of his exquisite dishes are still on the menu. The intimate, romantic Wild Honey is full of bold, rich flavors and subtle finesse.Best Dish: Oven roasted french cut chickenThe Oven Roasted French Cut Chicken with whipped Idaho potatoes, smoked garlic spinach and dark pan sauce was a spectacular twist to a classic.last_img read more

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Huntington Hit-and-run Seriously Injures Sunoco Employee

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run in Huntington Wednesday that seriously injured a gas station employee, police said.The victim, 60-year-old Jaffery Syed, of Greenlawn, was founding lying on the ground at the Sunoco gas station on Jericho Turnpike at 4:20 p.m., police said. Witnesses told police that a man driving a newer-model Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is possibly grey or silver, was attempting to pull out of the station when he struck Syed as he was standing by the gas pumps.The driver fled the scene and was last seen heading east on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, police said.Witnesses described the driver as a black male in his 20s or 30s, police said. The Jeep had out-of-state license plates.Syed was transported by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital and was listed in serious condition.The investigation is continuing, police said. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run to call Crime Stoppers at 631-220-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.last_img read more

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