Dix Hills Man Killed in LIE Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old Dix Hills man was killed when he crashed his car on the Long Island Expressway in Melville, injuring his passenger early Sunday morning.Suffolk County police said Blake Marcus was driving a Acura eastbound on the LIE when he lost control, crashed through a guardrail just east of Exit 49 and the car slid down an embankment into the woods at 4:25 a.m.Emergency Service Section officers and Melville Fire Department firefighters extricated Marcus and his passenger, 21-year-old Dorian America of Wheatley Heights, from the vehicle.They were both transported to Nassau University Medical Center where Marcus was pronounced dead and America was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Second Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation is and ask anyone with any information to contact them at 631-854-8252.last_img read more

Six ways to develop your leader voice

first_img 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Robert Moment is quoted as saying: “Fear of public speaking can be overcome with effective public speaking tips, skills, and strategies.”My recent post on this blog encouraged you to “Develop Your Leader Voice,” pointing out that doing so will likely boost your career, strengthen your team and promote the success of your credit union. That post offered a first, most important step down the path: Change the way you speak to yourself.Let’s take a moment to consider how to accomplish that first step, before we dive into five additional ways to develop your leader voice.By “change the way you speak to yourself,” I mean editing your self-talk to eliminate any words or phrases that create doubt about your ability to express yourself in public situations. continue reading »last_img read more

Micro branches – The next big thing?

first_imgBranch density is the goal. Space to build is the challenge. What makes a financial institution’s branching strategy successful? Many experts point to density “more locations and brand”. Agreed! However, what if the target community doesn’t have any suitably sized site options within the desired market? Or, what if there is not a lease space available in this market?Are more branches an opportunity? Or a risk? This begs a follow-up question: What about branch network density? Should a financial institution continue to invest in branch density given the advent of new technologies that may lead to a decreasing need for branches? On the other hand, what if digital and mobile channels, video tellers, and smart cash equipment don’t decrease the number of branches, but rather enhance the capability of the branch to better serve consumers? Is it possible the micro branch can be a solution for these facility questions?What is a micro branch?Essentially, It can be whatever you dream up! As long as it has a small footprint, is heavily branded and uses smart technology. For instance, it can be a shipping container converted into a permanent freestanding branch (see image above), equipped with an ATM and a universal banker office. Or it could be a 1,000 to 1,500 square foot freestanding branch equipped with video tellers, assisted self-service or ATMs and staffed with a few universal bankers. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cannabis banking, wildfires, and wineries

first_imgNorth Bay Credit Union($71.3M, Santa Rosa, CA) is a small cooperative with a big appetite for risk when it comes to seizing the opportunity to serve emerging needs in its field of membership.The Santa Rosa-based cooperative is the only financial institution that openly serves the legal cannabis market in the San Francisco area as the agricultural base it has long tended blends with suburban growth.North Bay also continues to lend to grape growers and has a large stake in mortgages — carving out a niche in manufactured housing in an expensive housing market — in a region notoriously prone to wildfires, landslides, and even the occasional major earthquake.“The North Bay has been traditionally an agricultural region,” says CEO Chris Call. “We’re in the heart of wine country, but it’s rapidly developing into weed country with the proliferation of legal cannabis farms, manufacturers, and retailers.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

East Java’s Mount Semeru spews hot ash

first_imgMount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, has reportedly shown elevated volcanic activity that was marked with a 300-second tectonic earthquake and a 2,000-meter-high column of ash blowing south.The increasing activity was recorded on Friday morning at around 6 a.m., the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) confirmed, citing that the mountain had persistently erupted and expelled lava from its crater since the beginning of April.”For now, the volcano will potentially expel lava and hot ash in the direction of the Besuk Bang, Besuk Kobokan and Besuk Kembar deltas,” the PVMBG staff member in charge of monitoring Mount Semeru, Kristyanto, said as reported by kompas.com.Read also: Anak Krakatau not alone as three more Indonesian volcanoes eruptAuthorities, however, still maintained caution in the alert status for the volcano, which is the second-highest level, despite the increasing activity.A top official at the Lumajang Disaster Mitigation Agency, Wawan Hadi, separately called on local residents not to panic yet remain alert. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Commerzbank UK scheme insures DB and DC sections for £1.2bn

first_imgThe UK arm of Commerzbank has insured both its defined benefit and defined contribution schemes with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) for £1.2bn (€1.4bn) – the country’s biggest pension risk transfer deal this year.The transaction involved converting a £300m defined contribution (DC) plan into a defined benefit (DB) arrangement, before then being added to the buy-in deal.David Curtis, director at Law Debenture Pension Trustees and chairman of the Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan trustee board, said the transaction “required a high level of creative thinking” from consultancy LCP to address the DC section. Curtis also praised PIC for its flexibility on what he described as “an unusual transaction”.The DB and DC funds were both part of the Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan, which came to Commerzbank as part of its acquisition of Dresdner Bank in 2009. It follows a bumper year of pension transfer deals for PIC in 2018, including a £1.3bn buy-in with Siemens in July and a £1.5bn buy-in with Rentokil Initial in November.Separately, rival pension insurer Rothesay Life has backed a £110m full buyout of the Laird Pension Scheme, connected to UK electronics company Laird.It covers the benefits of 370 deferred members and 570 pensioners, according to Rothesay Life. The DB scheme is expected to wind up later this year once the transfer is completed.Tom Ashworth, transactions specialist at Willis Towers Watson and lead adviser to the Laird Pension Scheme, said the trustees had come up with “a clear project plan and decision-making framework”, helping to ensure “healthy competition for a complex scheme and ultimately resulting in favourable pricing”.Cleo Taylor, business development director at the insurer, said: “With the rapid improvement in solvency levels, the demand for full scheme buyouts is particularly strong. To meet this demand we have been growing our new business team across underwriting, implementation and business development.”last_img read more

New Zealand Euthanasia Leader Makes False and Misleading Statement

first_imgLifeNews 2 June 2015The leader of the New Zealand euthanasia lobby told the Dominion Post that if euthanasia were legalized:“no more would die, but fewer would suffer … there is absolutely no evidence to support this in the experience of European countries and American states.”But if we examine the statement of Jack Havill, the leader of the Euthanasia Society of New Zealand, the quote is clearly false and misleading.In Belgium, the Netherlands, Oregon and Washington state, the number of assisted deaths has significantly increased and have been accompanied by a growth in reasons why lethal doses are injected. To avoid the accusation of fear mongering, I will simply provide the data.The Netherlands 2013 euthanasia statistics state that there were 4,829 reported euthanasia deaths, representing an increase of 15% over 2012 and more than double the number of deaths since 2008 when there were 2,331 reported euthanasia deaths.There were also 42 euthanasia deaths for people with psychiatric problems and 97 euthanasia deaths for people with dementia in the Netherlands.http://www.lifenews.com/2015/06/02/new-zealand-euthanasia-leader-makes-false-and-misleading-statement/last_img read more

Digicel hosts free olympic photo shoot

first_img Share LocalNews Digicel hosts free olympic photo shoot by: – March 15, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Thursday 15th March 2012 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel continues to excite its customers with the launch of its massive regional campaign inviting customers to be a part of its TV and press advertising alongside Digicel Brand Ambassador and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.The campaign, ‘The Run to London’, is a first for Digicel in the region and calls on customers to upload their running images to a specially-designed Facebook application. The chosen photos will be used to form the TV and press ads alongside Digicel Brand Ambassador and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and will be shown from June. Judging by the number of images uploaded to the specially-designed Facebook app to date, ‘The Run to London’ campaign has received a remarkable response from Dominica alone.As such, Digicel Dominica is inviting even more customers and fans to get on board. On Wednesday 21st March, Digicel is hosting a free photo shoot at its Digicentre Store on Great George and Marlborough Street from 2pm to have their photos taken in all kinds of running shots. Their photos will then be uploaded on the Digicel Facebook page – giving customers the wonderful opportunity to feature in a Digicel TV and press ad alongside Digicel Brand Ambassador and the World’s fastest man Usain Bolt. In addition, all those who join in the excitement of having their photos taken will instantly receive either free Top-Up or a Digicel-branded prize. Members of the Dominica Olympic committee and ErissonHurtault (who will be joining us live on the phone) are invited to the event. Special interviews will also be carried live by Darwin Telemaque and Leroy ‘Wadix’ Charles on Kairi FM on Wednesday 21st March.The Management and staff of Digicel Dominica, along with its customers, support Usain Bolt and Erisson Hurtault of Dominica on their journey to extraordinary success to the games in London.Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica Share 12 Views no discussionslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs And Lady Greyhounds Split Volleyball Games

first_imgThe Batesville 7th grade Volleyball team had a solid win against Brookville 25-17, 25-7.The team played strong at the net with 7 kills. Grace Habig, Laine Streuwing, and Nikki Fox each had 2 kills, while McKenna DeFreeze added 1 kill. Top servers were DeFreezze earning 19 point including 11 aces. Kylie Laker was 11 for 11 from the service line with 10 points including 2 aces. Grace Sarringhaus added solid passing from the back row.The 8th Grade BMS Volleyball team outscored their Brookville opponent overall by 9 points, but fell to them in 3 games. Scores were 13-25; 25-24; 15-13.Costly unforced mistakes were the difference in the game. We had the serve and momentum to end both the 2nd and 3rd game, but missed serves ended our run. Anna Bauer was a bright spot from the service line connecting on all 19 of her serves scoring 14 points including an impressive 13 aces.The teams will travel to Milan Elementary School on Thursdayto face St. Nicholas. Both teams have a 4-2 record on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

FIFA postpones South American World Cup qualifiers over coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike World football governing body FIFA has postponed South American qualifying matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. This was after a request from the region’s football federation amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. FIFA said in a letter to the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), which the federation tweeted, that it would seek to reschedule the 10 matches. They were due to take place between March 23 and 31. A number of Latin America’s top football stars play for European teams in countries that have seen significant cases of the virus. They would have faced quarantines on their return to their home countries. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura told her counterpart at CONMEBOL, Jose Astigarraga, that the health and safety of those involved in the World Cup was her primary concern. “We will continue to work with and consult you and your team to be able to find possible dates in which these matches can be played, something which will require… solutions that take into account the unique and fast-changing nature of this exceptional situation,” she wrote in the letter. Reuters/NAN.Tags: CONMEBOLCoronavirusFatma SamouraFIFAJose AstigarragaWorld Cuplast_img read more