An enthusiastic crowd of over 900 people celebrated on Sunday afternoon with Richmond County district attorney-elect Michael McMahon and his family, in what was billed as an "inauguration ceremony" in the packed gymnasium of the Spiro Sports Center at Wagner College on Grymes Hill. Guest speakers included U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who shared the stage with Public Advocate Leticia James, current and former Staten Island elected officials, judges, and Island NYPD top brass, among many others.
This Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, image from video provided by Julien Solomita, shows an unarmed missile fired by the U.S. Navy from a submarine off the coast of Southern California, creating a bright light that streaked across the state and was visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona. A Navy spokesman told The San Diego Union-Tribune that the Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted the missile test at sea Saturday from the USS Kentucky, a ballistic missile submarine. A second test was conducted on Monday. (Julien Solomita via AP)
Author: By Alex Rosenberg
Source: From CNBC
Crude oil futures (New York Mercantile Exchange: @CL16F) briefly dipped below $40 a barrel on Wednesday, as crude's November drop continues. And one technical analyst sees oil falling much lower even from these levels.
Interesting ? Isn’t ? And how it relates to the today’s assertion of the head of Russian FSB, Aleksande Bortnikov repeating, after the Anglo-Saxon press, that at the origin of the catastrophe was a “hand made” bomb installed in the plane at the Sharm-el-Sheik aeroport!
STATEN ISLAND, NY – TODAY, just one day after the New York Daily News published their ringing endorsement, the Staten Island Advance also endorsed lifelong Staten Islander and expert prosecutor Joan Illuzzi to be the next District Attorney of Staten Island.
Author: By MICHAEL A. McFAUL
Source: The New York Times
PALO ALTO, Calif. — THE Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, continues to surprise. Russia’s military intervention in Syria, followed by a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has startled the world.
Author: Lilia Shevtsova
Source: The American Interest LLC
The third act of Russia’s civilizational drama is near. The price Russia and the outside world will pay for the end of the former’s system will be much higher then they paid for the Soviet Union’s demise.
Author: By Robert Person
Source: The Washington Post
Russia has failed to achieve its key strategic objective in Ukraine. It has not replaced the post-Maidan government with one willing to grant Russia significant influence in Ukrainian policymaking. And a “frozen conflict” won’t help.
President Barack Obama gestures as he answers question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Republican Joan Illuzzi has picked up yet another party line on the November ballot in the race for district attorney. Illuzzi, who secured the Conservative Party line in an opportunity-to-ballot primary on Sept. 10 against Democrat Michael McMahon, also received the Reform Party line, it was announced Saturday.
Author: By ANDREW FOXALL
Source: NY Times
LONDON — SYRIA is being destroyed. The civil war, now more than four years old, has left the country in ruins. The implacable Islamic State controls vast areas of the north and east, and the barbaric regime of President Bashar al-Assad maintains its Damascus stronghold.
Author: By Andrei Kolesnikov and Andrew S. Weiss
What else is there? An economic rebound seems improbable in the absence of high energy and commodities prices, new sources of growth or the return of the external factors that benefited Russia’s middle class during most of Putin’s time in office.
Author: By Ariel Cohen
Sadly, instead of enacting effective anti-crisis reforms, Moscow prefers to blame it all on Uncle Sam. The cat in the tree keeps climbing. Hopefully, Western sanctions will help Russia come back to reality, and avoid a tailspin descent into chaos.
TODAY, August 17th, 2015, Staten Island District Attorney candidate Joan Illuzzi issued the following statement regarding the White House's announcement today of a new $2.5 million "Heroin Response Strategy"
Author: By Ivan Krastev
Source: NY Times
SOFIA, Bulgaria — WHEN George Kennan wrote his famous “Long Telegram,” his 1946 letter to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes that laid the foundation for America’s containment policy against the Soviet Union, he mentioned Joseph Stalin just three times — despite the fact that, by then, the Russian leader ran his country like an emperor.
Author: Igor Baboshkin; Photo: Ed Amchislavskiy
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With many of its members living on Staten Island, the NYPD's Retired Sergeants Association endorsed Republican Joan Illuzzi for district attorney Wednesday morning at headquarter on 2300 Richmond Road.