Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Michael Daddario (NCPD)A New Hyde Park man was charged for a string of robberies and one grand larceny that began in late June and continued until his arrest on a rooftop Friday after he allegedly stole a jar of money from a laundromat in his hometown, Nassau County police said.Michael Daddario fled on foot after allegedly leaving Mr. Sudz Laundromat on Hillside Avenue with the jar. Nassau police and Floral Park police conducted an extensive search and later located Daddario on the roof of a Cherry Lane business, police said.An investigation following his arrest revealed that he allegedly hit five other business in the area, including a TD Bank, starting on June 29.On the day prior to his arrest, Daddario allegedly stole money from a Dairy Barn, also on Hillside Avenue, after a brief struggle with the clerk, police said. That was the same Dairy Barn that police said Daddario allegedly hit three days earlier.The other robberies occurred at a TD Bank in Floral Park on June 29, a Dairy Barn in Franklin Square, and a Baskin Robbins in New Hyde Park, both on July 9.An unknown amount of cash was taken in all but one of the incidents, police said. Daddario allegedly grabbed $100 from someone inside the Baskin Robbns and fled.He was charged with four counts of third-degree robbery, grand larceny and petit larceny. He was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Emily Davenport via StarNetwork.comIt certainly was a night to remember at the second annual Star Network Kings of Long Island Awards and Networking Event.On Thursday, April 6, nearly 500 people gathered at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to recognize 45 men from Nassau and Suffolk counties for their work in business and the community.“You are the stars of tonight,” said Victoria Schneps, publisher of The Queens Courier and founder of the Star Network. “We are all thrilled to have you with us.”CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe evening kicked off with a cocktail hour so honorees and their guests could mix, mingle and get to know each other better. The excitement was contagious.“I would like congratulate all of my fellow honorees,” said Anil Kapoor, President & CEO of SVAM International and recipient of the Excellence in Technology Award. “It’s great to be here tonight.”“I’m extremely honored to be here,” said Jeffrey Levy, Director of Development of New York and VP of Pennsylvania at EIHAB Human Services. “I’m very excited about tonight.”Steven D. Lichtenstein, CLU, ChFC at Forest Hills Financial Group, agreed with Levy, saying, “It feels wonderful to be hanging out with a group of very successful businessmen and women from Long Island.”Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos was in attendance that evening, offering his complements to all the honorees.“I would like to congratulate you for your accomplishments,” said Comptroller Maragos. “Each one of you is an incredibly accomplished, and I know you have a lot more to give.”As the night went on, everyone gathered in the main dining hall to receive their awards for the evening.CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe Woman of the Year Award went to Kristin Thorne, Reporter for WABC-TV. The Excellence in Technology Award went to Anil Kapoor, President & CEO at SVAM International. The Family Business Award went to the LaSpina Family, proprietors at the Maple Family Centers. The Excellence in Healthcare Award went to Dr. Adhi Sharma, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital. The Champion Service Award went to Billy Richards. The Guests of Honor were Michael Faltischek, Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., Robert B. Catell, Chairman of Advanced Energy Research & Technology Research Center for Stony Brook University and Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President of Economic Development at Stony Brook University.Ashley Edwards, who was crowned Miss Long Island 2017, was also in attendance at the event.This year’s incredible honorees included: George Andriopoulos, CEO & Founder of Launchpad Five One Six; Dean Bennett, President & CEO of J.K. Bennett & Associates, Inc.; Michael Billia, Senior VP, Regional Manager at Investors Bank; Dilip Chauhan, Director of Southeast/Asian Affairs at the Nassau County Comptroller Office; Tim Coleman, Director of Waiver and Family Support Services at Innovative Resources for Independence; Lance W. Elder, President and CEO at EAC Network; Paul Giotis, VP of Operations at EPIC Long Island; Ron Gold, Founder and President of Marketing Works; Peter Goldsmith, President and Chairman at LISTnet; Joe Graziose, Senior Vice President of Residential Construction at RXR Realty; Michael T. Hanley, Managing Partner at Michels & Hanley CPAs, LLP; Tariq Khan, President of Sentar Fuel Co., Inc., and Niats Realty Corp; David Kirschenbaum, Public Relations Manager at Neiman Marcus, Roosevelt Field; Dr. Krishan Kumar, Board of Trustees of American Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage and Professor & Chair of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center; Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Superintendent of Freeport Public Schools; Stew Leonard Jr., President, CEO of Stew Leonard’s; Howard Levitt, Chair of Vistage; Jeffrey Levy, Director of Development of New York and VP of Pennsylvania at EIHAB Human Services; Steven D. Lichtenstein, CLU, ChFC of Forest Hills Financial Group; Raj Mehta, Chairman, CEO of Infosys International Inc.; Dr. Steven Mendelsohn, Chief Executive Officer of Zwanger Pesiri Radiology; Dr. Paul Mustacchia, Chairman of Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center; Brendan O’Brien, President of Gold Coast Wealth Management; Paule T. Pachter, Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Cares, Inc.; Eric Penzer, Estate Litigation Partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Danny Pisani, Vice President/Director of Sales at Contour Mortgage Corporation; Jack Schnirman, City Manager of City of Long Beach; Walter Skinner, President of The Skinner Insurance Agency; Michael Smith, Executive Director at ACDS; Salvatore Spano, First Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking Employee Management at New York Community Bank; Nick Symanski, Business Development Manager at Flushing Bank; Joshua Thomas, Vice President of Operations at EIHAB Human Services; Matthew Thompson, Family Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley; Bill Waibel, President of A+ Stem Labs; Robert M. Werner, Senior VP of Operations, CFO of Parker Jewish Institute; Timothy Williams, Vice President of Santander Bank NA US; and Simon Zysman, Ph.D., President & Founder of Employee Assistance Resources Services, Inc.CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe evening’s raffle raised nearly $4,000, thanks to a very generous donation by honoree Danny Pisani, who bid–and won–on the trip to Cancun. Proceeds from the raffles went to support EIHAB Human Services and The United Family Beacon House.This event was sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Investors Bank, Flushing Bank, D & F Development, New York Community Bank, Contour Mortgage, AgeWell New York, Forest Hills Financial Group, Stew Leonard’s, Zwanger Pesiri Radiology, Marketing Works, Broadway Stages, EIHAB Human Services, Bethpage Best of Long Island, Georgi Vodka, Neiman Marcus and Godiva.The Star Network, a division of Schneps Communications, brings the most powerful and active members of the community into one room through many targeted events. These provide face-to-face networking, as well as business building and branding opportunities.Nominations are now open for the Queens Power Women in Business. Email [email protected] if you would like to recommend someone to be honored. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected] or call 718 224 5863 ext 201.
Klijnsma, however, has now decided that mandatory sector-wide pension funds can establish or join an APF if mandatory participation is linked with a pension plan.In this case, social partners can set up a mandatory scheme as a separate “ring” with an APF or another provider.This would also apply to the large industry-wide pension funds.The state secretary said one of the conditions for the new legislation would be that mandatory participation must remain intact.She added that social partners must be able to move their pension plans to another provider, and that there must be no incentive to stick with an existing provider.Hans van Meerten, a professor of international pensions legislation, recently noted that, in several cases, Dutch legislation was at odds with European law, citing the mandatory participation of companies in industry-wide schemes as an example.To address this potential problem, he suggested linking mandatory participation to a pension plan rather than a provider. The Dutch government is planning to change the regulation requiring mandatory participation in a pension fund. In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs, said a Bill – soon to be tabled – would allow social partners to choose providers to carry out specific pension arrangements.Her announcement comes after a recent legal verdict that prohibited mandatory sector schemes from joining the so-called ‘general pension fund’, or APF.As a consequence of this ruling, the options for industry-wide pension funds wishing to scale-up by ringfencing their assets were reduced.