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Mastic Beach Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, Cops Say

December 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police said two brothers were fatally shot in Mastic Beach Friday afternoon.Blake Chambers, 28, and his 22-year-old brother, Codi, were shot in their home at 12:25 p.m., police said.The victims were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where they were pronounced dead.The William Floyd School District said in a statement on its website that all schools in the district activated lockout protocols at the time.The district also said it was informed by Suffolk police that a suspect was in custody. A police spokeswoman could not confirm if a suspect had been apprehended.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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3 considerations as things return to ‘normal’

December 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Traditional financial institutions have been fighting to overcome evolving market challenges long before COVID-19. In many ways, the pandemic amplified many of these obstacles and accelerated the need for more competitive loan, account and member growth strategies. As we return to some sense of normalcy, consider these three strategies to help meet the post-pandemic needs of your financial institution and accountholders.1. Remote Banking SolutionsStrengthening loan-to-share, liquidity, and revenue can be a challenging task; especially now. To more effectively support a strong, balanced growth strategy, consider offering your consumers solutions that will simplify their banking needs, while at the same time offering your institution new revenue opportunities. Examples include:Online and mobile banking capabilities, including remote deposit capture and digital account transfer servicesFee-based checking programs that offer certain retail benefits or discounts to accountholdersFlexible, long-term deposit options offering high returns, such as CDs and money market accounts‘Social-distancing friendly’ payment tools, like contactless, digital and top-of-wallet solutionsUpdated share draft and deposit account pricing models to reinvigorate growth and revenue continue reading »last_img read more

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Right prices seal the deal in several off-market Gold Coast sales

September 28, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The property at 78 Cabana Blvd, Benowa Waters, also sold off-market recently.Ms Lanham said off-market sales happened when house hunters were looking for a property in a certain location or with a specific feature. “It doesn’t happen every day but we do get the odd person who wants a special location,” she said.The sales come shortly after a beachfront property at Palm Beach changed hands in a $4.4 million off-market sale.Kollosche agent Rob Lamb and agency director Michael Kollosche contacted the owners of the Jefferson Lane property on behalf of a buyer with the offer, which was too good to refuse.“(The owners) said, ‘funnily enough we are actually thinking about selling, why not?’,” Mr Lamb said earlier this month.“We’d arrived at a figure which was incentive enough to sell right there and then.”The deal was penned a few days later. She splashed $1.845 million on the house, which marks a new record for the street.It was one of two mirror-image houses at the address, which were owned and built by family business Evolution Builders. The second property is now for sale.Ray White Benowa agent Carita Lanham also facilitated an offer-market sale recently.She contacted the owners of a Benowa Waters house, who she knew were considering selling, on behalf of a prospective buyer.The contract was signed the day it was inspected.“It was basically a buyer I was working with off my database,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They lived locally as well and they were just wanting to go from canal to main river.“I think because they knew what they wanted after taking them through, they put in an offer and bought it that afternoon.”The $1.5 million sale went unconditional last week.Property records show the Cabana Blvd house last sold in 2002 for $678,00. One of the houses at 36 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters, (left) was snapped up in an off-market sale.HOUSE hunters aren’t wasting any time chasing the home of their dreams, and they are willing to spend a hefty price to get it.There has been a spate of secret sales across the Gold Coast in recent weeks — many of which have been negotiated in a matter of days.In some cases the sellers had considered listing their properties but never gone ahead.It was not until they were offered a price too good to refuse that they agreed to hand over the keys.Ray White Broadbeach Waters agent Justin Haynes recently handled an off-market sale at Mermaid Waters.After showing a local buyer from the agency’s database the multistorey Avanti St property, the deal was done in days.“What appealed to them was the locality to the beach, I think it’s about 600m to 700m,” he said.“She loved it and in two days had an offer.” jessica.brown@news.com.aulast_img read more

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Arguments in dual citizenship case ends; decision reserved.

September 26, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_img Share 13 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Arguments in dual citizenship case ends; decision reserved. by: – April 1, 2011 Sharing is caring! The dual citizenship case filed by the Dominica United Workers Party against Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit and Hon. Peter St. Jean continued this morning at the High Court and arguments were heard before Judge Gertel Thom.Senior Counsel argued that there is no authority to request that documents be disclosed from the Defendants as the Petitioners have a duty to present to the Court the evidence which they are relying on.Senior Counsel Mendes rebutted that ‘Discovery ensures a speedy trial and prevents ambush’ as the basis for thier request that the documents be presented to the Court. He further argued, “We are asking the Court to interpret and apply the Statutory provisions in Part 2:2 of CPR and not to engage in judicial engineering but are asking the court to apply inherent jurisdiction to regulate the election petition.”Mr. Ataphan however informed the court that his learned friend misunderstood his submission as in the absence of the rules of discovery, one looks to the cases for guidance and concluded his arguments by stating that the ” court has jurisdiction to facilitate Section 67 of the Act and it does not include the power of disclosure as it is not specified by the Act.”The Petitioners, also made an application to to court that the Chief Election Officer furnish them with a copy of the election results. Mrs. Royer attorney in the Attorney General’s Chambers, opposed that application on the basis that the Petitioners have not satisfied the court that the documents they seek are required under the Act.However, Senior Counsel Mendes simply replied to this opposition to the application that, at the time the Defendants were nominated they would not have been qualified and thus making the disclosure relevant.Justice Gertel Thom thanked both counsels for their thorough submissions filed to the court, and informed that her decision is reserved and both parties will be notified.Hon. Justina Charles, Hon. Charles Savarin and Hon. Kelvar Darroux, Hon. Hector John, Senator Ronald Green and  Maynard Joseph were present this morning and formed part of the gallery.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Sunderland agree Mendy deal

September 21, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_img The left-back has also been courted by Lyon, and Louvel did not rule out the Champions League qualifiers returning to hijack the deal. “We were close to an agreement with Lyon, it has not happened but you never know,” he said. “Right now, the only club we are in agreement with is Sunderland and it is now up to Benjamin Mendy to make his choice.” Arsenal have also been linked with the highly-rated teenager. Sources on Wearside played down claims that their interest in the defender is at an advanced stage, but confirmed he is very much in the club’s sights as they attempt to boost the playing staff at both senior and development levels. Sunderland have been without a specialist left-back for some time, with loan signing Danny Rose having plugged a gap – which has also been filled at times by midfielders Kieran Richardson and Jack Colback and right-back Phil Bardsley. It would come as no surprise even if manager Paolo Di Canio did manage to land the Longjumeau-born player if he also opted to bring in a more senior man for the same position in a bid to give the cover the club has lacked for some time. Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign Le Havre’s teenage defender Benjamin Mendy, according to the French club. Press Associationcenter_img Despite being only 18, Mendy has significant experience having made 57 appearances in the last two seasons in Ligue 2 and represented France at Under-16 to Under-18 level. Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel told Radio Monte Carlo: “We have reached agreement with Sunderland for the transfer of Mendy. It’s now up to him to reach an agreement with them. We are okay.” last_img read more

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Pollard better choice for WindiesT20 captain than Brathwaite-Richards

September 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_imgWEST Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards believes veteran T20 player Kieron Pollard would make a better option for team captain than current skipper Carlos Brathwaite.The 31-year-old Brathwaite was named captain of the squad in 2016, following the controversial dismal of World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy and his heroics against England in the final.The Barbadian has, however, struggled since taking charge of the unit, winning just 11 and losing 17 of his matches in charge of the team for a 36 percent win rate.Despite being out of the squad for a couple of years, Pollard has continued to be one of the game’s most reliable players, recently returning to score 115 in a three-match series against India. The Windies, however, lost the series 3-0.“Given his experience in that format, I would have liked to see Kieron Pollard as the best choice for our T20 captain. But he is not, for there are some reasons for that. During the CPL, he is the best with the bat and his fielding talent,” Richards recently told the India Times.“There is no disrespect to Carlos Brathwaite, but he probably would have been part of the team still. It was a political scenario after Darren Sammy exited the captaincy.Brathwaite is magnificent as an individual and highly competitive, but I know a lot of players in that team who believe Pollard would have been a great choice as captain.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more

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USC Shoah Foundation publicist wins Pulitzer

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_imgAs the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes  were announced last week, Rob Kuznia couldn’t bring himself to watch.“I made a point not to watch the live broadcast on YouTube because I didn’t want to watch myself lose,” Kuznia said.The journalist turned publicist was nominated for a local reporting prize for his work at the Torrance-based Daily Breeze. No longer in reporting, gaining a win was the last thing he expected.But he soon got a call from his editor, Frank Suraci, telling him that they had won.“We were speechless,” he said. “We were just repeating the same thing, which was, ‘I can’t believe this!’ We were pretty inarticulate for a few minutes and then began a day of celebration.”Kuznia and Suraci, as well as fellow reporter Rebecca Kimitch, were also awarded a Scripps Howard Award for Community Journalism before the Pulitzer. Their investigative series, entitled “Centinela: Manipulation, Intimidation and Corruption,” covered wrongdoing within the school district.“It wasn’t until we won the Scripps Howard Award that it sort of dawned on me that [the Pulitzer] was a real possibility,” Kuznia said. “It felt like a long shot to me, so I took it as flattery and left it at that.”The articles covered Superintendent Jose Fernandez’s pay, which was $663,000, as well as other benefits from the district. It led to backlash from the public, a police investigation of Fernandez and his firing. Spending issues throughout the district were also uncovered during the investigation.“Right away, it created a firestorm,” Kuznia said. “A lot of parents, families and students who are living paycheck-to-paycheck came to [board meetings] to communicate their extreme disappointment that this school district, which was supposed to be looking out for them, was really looking out for themselves.”Centinela Valley is a small, low-income school district in Los Angeles County. The district’s test scores ranked last of the 80 school districts in the county, Kuznia said.“This is a very indigent population, and here the leader of the district is making almost $1,000,000 in a single year,” he said. “All the while, the school board is cutting programs that benefitted those students and laying off teachers.”Before working for the Daily Breeze, Kuznia studied journalism at the University of Minnesota, and later worked for newspapers in Minnesota and in Oregon before moving to California. He began working as a communications staff member for the Shoah Foundation in August 2014 and, for now, plans to stay.“I’m sort of taking a wait-and-see approach,” Kuznia said. “I’m looking forward to a state of semi-normality again.”last_img read more

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No. 1 Women of Troy roll past Sun Devils in Tempe

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan A different venue and a fresh divisional opponent once again proved to be just another speed bump for the USC women’s volleyball team, which is stringing together win after win in dominating fashion.Femme fatale · Junior Hannah Schraer (center) had 10 kills in the Women of Troy’s victory over the ASU Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe American Volleyball Coaches’ Association No. 1-ranked Women of Troy traveled to the desert this week and made quick work of rival Arizona State, beating the Sun Devils 3-0 Friday night (25-17, 25-20, 25-15) to improve to 17-1 and match the 2006 squad for the best season-opening start in school history.“It was a great win for us on our second week on the road,” USC head coach Mick Haley said. “Arizona State has had success against us and they’ve beaten us twice in the last three years at their place, so it was a good challenge for us. I thought we did a marvelous job of not letting them get the crowd into it.”Junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer provided the Women of Troy a huge lift, notching 10 kills while hitting an outstanding .769 to pace a strong USC attack. Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio also added 10 kills and rode her strong serve to five more service aces, marking the eighth time this season she has recorded at least three aces in a match. Defensively, senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard and freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu combined for 14 blocks, while senior libero Natalie Hagglund led all players with 10 digs.“It was a team effort. Some of the numbers weren’t good for some people, but that doesn’t tell the story in this match,” Haley said. “Nwanebu didn’t have great numbers but dominated on the right side. Bricio was really focused and on her game, and her serve was just stunning.”After taking a 13-11 lead in the first set, USC pulled away and went up 21-14 on a Bricio ace. Olgard notched a kill to bring up set point at 24-17 before causing an ASU error that sealed the first set 25-17 for the visitors. The Women of Troy recorded 12 kills and a .375 hitting percentage in the first set while holding ASU to just .111 on offense.The second set saw ASU take a 16-14 lead before USC applied the pressure to take the lead. Bricio tied things up at 16, and Nwanebu and Schraer blocked back-to-back shots for a 19-17 lead. Another USC block brought up match point at 24-20 after which the Sun Devils committed an error to conclude the set at 25-20.As has been the norm this season, the Women of Troy made the last set their easiest, winning handily by 10 points. A Schraer kill put USC up 20-10 and freshman setter Alice Pizzasegola set up Olgard for a final kill that sealed the frame 25-15 and pushed USC to 7-0 in Pac-12 play.“Arizona State was a little predictable and we executed our game plan amazingly well,” Haley said. “We’ll have a more difficult time defending against Arizona because they’re a better blocking team and they’ll try to take our setters out. We need to make sure that we’re focused and continue to execute our game plan on the road.”The Women of Troy will conclude their four-game road trip against the Arizona Wildcats Sunday afternoon before returning home to play Washington and Washington State next weekend.last_img read more

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How COVID-19 budget cuts could affect Syracuse, collegiate athletics

September 16, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_imgEven after record high revenue in 2018-19, Syracuse Athletics will feel the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.Of the more than 100 FBS athletic directors polled by LEAD1 Association’s State of Athletics in the face of Coronavirus report, 86% said college athletics will soon have to make financial sacrifices — but those sacrifices have already begun to manifest.On April 2, Old Dominion announced the end of its men’s wrestling program, and less than two weeks later, the University of Cincinnati eliminated its men’s soccer program. Every year, athletic programs are cut. But Jeremy Losak, a sport management assistant professor at Syracuse University, said this year there will be more.Syracuse may be less susceptible to program cuts, Losak said, because SU already operates with fewer athletic programs than Atlantic Coast Conference schools (SU has 18 teams, fewer than 10 ACC schools). But ramifications could go beyond program cuts, affecting “all areas on campus,” one athletic director wrote in the LEAD1 report. And, if the pandemic continues into the fall season, things will only get worse. Most college sports do not generate significant amounts of revenue — basketball and football accounted for 80.9% of Syracuse’s 2018-19 record $99.8 million revenue. In general, Olympic and non-revenue generating sports would be the first programs to go. The Cincinnati men’s soccer program registered $924,385 in expenses in 2018-19, and ODU’s wrestling cost $1,021,456. At SU, men’s soccer recorded $1,974,034 in 2018-19 expenses and does not house a wrestling program. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAthletic departments will have to “make those types of business decisions,” Losak said, but it is the student-athletes who bear the short-term burden. Santino Morina, a former ODU wrestler who since transferred, tweeted he was “absolutely heartbroken” that the Big Blue program was terminated. For Morina’s teammate, Sa’Derian Perry, who was at Eastern Michigan in 2018 when its wrestling program folded, it was a familiar feeling. “I couldn’t believe that it was the second time that a team has been cut with me on it,” Perry said to the Orlando Sentinel. “It was definitely a betrayal — a back stabbing.” Public institutions could take a harder financial hit because of the effects of local economic troubles, and smaller schools could suffer because of reliance on athletic revenue, Losak said. Institutions’ budget cuts could range “from a haircut to decapitation,” one athletic director told Yahoo Sports.At Syracuse, John Wildhack, Jim Boeheim, Dino Babers and several other high-paid athletic leaders took a 10% pay cut this week, but that’s not a feasible expectation for all schools, Losak said. Cuts will come in the form of facility spending freezes, employee layoffs, decrease in future coaching contracts, and, like we have already seen, terminating expensive teams. “In all truthfulness, if the soccer team is more valuable than the coach of the football team,” Losak said, “then the football coach would be the one who probably takes the financial hit.” While situations vary on a school-to-school basis, cuts are likely at schools reliant on basketball revenue — the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament cost the NCAA $375 million that would have been distributed to member institutions. In 2018-19, Syracuse drew in 43.9% of athletic revenue from football compared to 37% from men’s and women’s basketball. If football revenue is lost in any capacity, including playing in an empty stadium this fall, it will have a “pretty sizable effect,” Losak said. And even playing without fans might be the optimistic outcome. There is “absolutely a possibility that (a football season) may not happen,” Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips said April 10 on WBBN. A cancellation that, according to USA Today, could cost public FBS institutions more than 60% of their yearly revenue — on top of spring losses. “Schools might have to pull the purse strings a little bit tighter,” Losak said. Comments Published on April 22, 2020 at 8:32 pm Contact Mitchell: mbannon@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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King knocked out of UK Championship

September 9, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.

first_imgTwo more former winners – John Higgins and Shaun Murphy – also won their opening matches.World number one Mark Selby gets his campaign underway later. Northern Ireland Open winner Mark King was beaten in the first round at the UK Championship – after forgetting his cue and then being docked a frame for being late.He eventually lost 6-2 to Sam Craigie.Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan is safely through after beating Boonyarit Keattikun 6-nil.last_img

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