first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in East Farmingdale over the weekend.Three suspects armed with handguns broke into an apartment on Harrison Street, where they confronted one person inside at 3:34 a.m. Friday, police said.The assailants stole sneakers, a TV, game system and a cell phone before they fled the scene. The victim was not injured.No description was available and no arrests have been made, police said.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

first_imgEven in the best-run organizations, things go wrong and employees mishandle their assigned tasks.Sometimes those mistakes are significant and costly, infuriating managers who come down hard and with perhaps a bit of righteous fury on the hapless offender.But such managerial venting just makes matter worse in the long run, says Don Rheem, CEO of E3 Solutions and author of Thrive By Design: The Neuroscience that Drives High-Performance Cultures.“The traditional role of managers is to hold people accountable to timelines, budgets, productivity and other factors,” he says. “But often that’s done with a fear-based approach where employees perform their duties under threat of some kind of punishment.” continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgWith all the hype around Zelle, should every credit union be jumping onboard the rapidly growing P2P solution?Not so fast, say some payments experts, pointing to numerous issues that need to be thought through.Zelle has taken off over the last year, with reports showing double-digit growth for the P2P platform from Q2 to Q3 of 2018. The solution tallied approximately 116 million transactions in Q3 2018 for a total of $32 billion in payments, the company announced. Transaction volume increased 16% quarter over quarter, and total money moved increased 13%. Year over year, transaction volume on the Zelle Network increased 83%, while transaction value increased 67%.Some analyses have indicated that with the number of large banks jumping on board, Zelle will soon serve 70% of the banked population. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 45-year-old man died after being shot while driving in his hometown of Hempstead and then crashing into the bleachers at a middle school, hitting three boys, Nassau County police said.Jonathan Wade was driving a Lexus westbound on Albermarle Road when he witnessed a group of young people causing a disturbance on his mother’s lawn, called 911 to report the incident, circled the block and then was shot near the corner of Henry Street shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The incident came a day after Wade was arrested for reckless endangerment, prohibitive use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.“The incident on the 29th, to my knowledge is [that] he responded to the location after learning his mother was assaulted” Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters Thursday at police headquarters. “I can’t get into his mind, but being a son, if your mother is telling you she’s been assaulted, I think the natural reaction of any offspring would be to either call the police and then respond or go there to see if you could help your parent in any way, shape or form.”Wade was carrying a shotgun that did not require a permit when he was arrested on Monday, but police say that he did not have the gun in his possession when he was killed. Prior to this incident, Wade had one prior conviction for disorderly conduct, Azzata said.The victim drove off westbound to Henry Street, through a fence at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School and struck three boys that were playing on a section of the bleachers.The children who were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. One of the victims had a fractured knee and other injuries, and the other two suffered superficial injuries. All of the boys are expected to make a full recovery.Wade was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead two hours later.Azzata emphasized that any reports indicating that the gunshot wound that killed Wade was self-inflicted are false.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

first_imgTopics : Denmark will not raise a limit on public gatherings, originally planned for this month, after seeing a spike in COVID-19 infections, the Danish health ministry said late on Thursday.As part of the Denmark’s gradual reopening following a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the government had planned to raise the limit on public gatherings to 200 people on August 8, up from the current limit of 100 people.”It is crucial that we maintain the good position Denmark is in, where we have the epidemic under control,” health minister Magnus Heunicke said. The Nordic country’s authority on infectious diseases, Statens Serum Institut, would not recommend lifting the limit, the ministry said, as any easing of public gatherings would increase infection risk.On Tuesday, Denmark’s state epidemiologist had advised against going through with the planned fourth reopening phase, which includes allowing music venues and night clubs to reopen, due to the current infection pressure.In a response, health minister Heunicke said the government would not propose any moves, which were not responsible from a healthcare perspective.”If that is the authorities’ recommendation, then we will not do it,” Heunicke told public broadcaster DR on Tuesday.The government and parliament are due to discuss the fourth phase of reopening on Aug. 12.Denmark, which has had daily increases in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, was one of the first countries in Europe to gradually lift lockdown restrictions in April after seeing infection rates decline steadily.last_img read more

Wood has been awarded a new contract by Woodside to support the execution of concept definition for the proposed Scarborough upstream development, offshore Western Australia.Concept definition level engineering associated with the floating production unit, subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, flow assurance and overall system integration of the upstream development, will be delivered by Wood’s specialist field development studies team in Houston, US and Perth, Australia.Wood has also supported Woodside’s Greater Western Flank (GWF-2) project on Australia’s North West Shelf from concept development to execution, providing detailed design, procurement activities and engineering support for the subsea pipeline during fabrication and construction.Earlier this year, the company awarded Wood three contracts to perform subsea and flow assurance concept studies supporting the proposed SNE field development in the Rufisque, Sangomar and Sangomar Deep Offshore blocks located offshore Senegal. read more

first_imgThe burns casualty ward of a hospital where a 23-year-old rape victim, who was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, is being treated, is pictured in New Delhi, India, Dec. 6. REUTERS She died of cardiac arrest, ANIreported. The woman had filed a complaint withUnnao police in March alleging that she had been raped at gun-point on December12, 2018, police documents showed. The woman was on her way to board atrain in Unnao district of northern Uttar Pradesh state to attend a courthearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire on Thursday,according to the police.center_img Having beensubsequently jailed, the alleged rapist was released last week after securingbail, police officer S.K. Bhagat said in Lucknow.(Reuters) NEW DELHI – A 23-year-old rape victimdied in a hospital in the Indian capital two days after she was set on fire bya gang of men, including her alleged rapist, Reuters partner ANI reported onSaturday.last_img read more

first_imgI thoroughly enjoyed the recent Winter Olympic Games.  I am still amazed at what some people will endure in the name of a sport that affords them the chance of winning an Olympic medal.  Sliding down an ice covered track at 80 mph on a glorified hubcap (luge) is one of those events.  I watch it and think “Are they crazy?”  Then there are the snowboarders who jump into a giant bathtub called a half-pipe and flip every way imaginable before landing at the bottom of the icy surface.  As you might have noticed, if they were slightly off in their landing, they will hit the edge of the half-pipe structure and land on their heads.  They MUST be crazy!The typical winter events like ski jumping and the downhill events are really just as dangerous, but the beauty and grace of the athletes involved make them appear much easier.  They really are not, but the athletic ability of an Olympic athlete makes them appear to be as easy as a leisurely stroll down the mountain.  The fact that a 35-year old Olympian is considered “old” makes you realize just how demanding these events are.I haven’t even mentioned hockey.  People go to hockey matches hoping a fight will break out.  When you think how fast the skaters are going and how they can be legally blindsided by a defenseman, this event also qualifies for “crazy” as well.  The hockey purist will disagree with me.  Oh, well, that’s just my thought.last_img read more

first_imgVictorya Truemner raced to rookie of the year honors in the Dirt Works Eastern Region for IMCA Modifieds this season. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photography)IMLAY CITY, Mich. – A fourth generation driver looking to make a name for herself in the racing world earned rookie of the year honors this season in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region for Modi­fieds.Sixteen-year-old Victorya Truemner of Imlay City was a weekly regular at both Tri-City Motor Speed­way and Silver Bullet Speedway and had four outings at a third Michigan speed plant, Crys­tal Motor Speedway, as well.The Imlay City High School junior posted five top five finishes in 30 starts before wrapping up the season with a 10th place showing at Crystal’s Great Lakes Nationals.“This is something I would like to do for a living. I like the division and I like the sportsmanship of everyone I raced with,’ said Truemner, citing late-season help from her competition in getting a motor replaced so she could get back on track.“I was very satisfied with the way I ended the season. My goal was to make Great Lakes Nation­als my first year racing it and I definitely reached that,” she continued. “Taking the green flag was wild. It was definitely one of the best things I’ve done in my racing career.”That career began in go-karts. Truemner moved up to a local street stock class and won numer­ous features, as well as the 2016 track title at Silver Bullet.“I’m already looking forward to next year,” said Truemner, who will wheel a newer Dirt Works ride in her sophomore season.Truemner became the second female driver to win IMCA Modified regional rookie of the year hon­ors while Mitchell Hunt was also 16 when he topped rookie points in the Eastern Region in 2015.Wins-0                    Top Five Finishes-5              Starts-30HER CREW: Father Gary, stepmother Kathy, mother Susan and grandfather Dana Truemner.HER SPONSORS: Truebuilt of Imlay City; CU Tech of Cass City; Woodyzzz Motel of Caro; Fricke Asphalt of Grand Rapids; Skalnek Ford of Lake Orion; and A & A Manufacturing of Spring Lake.last_img read more

first_img Rodgers said: “In the time I’ve been here we’ve never lost two (league) games on the spin and that’s really down to the positivity of the players and how they can bounce back and recover after a defeat. “It’s that type of league; if you lose a game, you can drop a few places. If you win a couple of games on the spin, it will keep you up there. “Our idea was to get through to the midway point being in and around the top positions, which we have been until now. “The league has shown this year, as much as any other time at this level, that it’s very unpredictable and the scoreline (at Hull) probably suggested that. ”But you can’t dwell on it. You’ve got to refocus and reset and go again and that’s what we will look to do.” Steven Gerrard is pleased to be fulfilling his role as Liverpool’s creative force. The captain scored his third Barclays Premier League goal of the season in Sunday’s defeat by Hull but has been central to many more goals, especially from set-pieces. Gerrard told “If you play around good players, they make good movement and put themselves in good positions. Press Association “My job, and what the manager wants me to do from my position, is to try to create and be a playmaker in there. “Maybe I’m playing a little bit deeper this year but I can still get into areas where I can hurt the opposition. That’s what I’m trying to do. “We do work on set-pieces. It’s a part of my game that I’ve tried to work on all my career – to put good deliveries into the box. “I’ve been putting the ball in really good, inviting areas and the forward players and defenders have been finishing them off. “The statistics in football, when it comes down to set-pieces, are huge and can be the difference between winning big football matches and where you finish at the end of the season. “It’s important that we keep scoring from set-pieces, but also that we tighten up and become more aggressive and ruthless when we’re defending our own goal.” The surprise 3-1 defeat at Hull dropped Liverpool to fourth in the table but manager Brendan Rodgers does not think it has adversely affected their overall position. Liverpool have an ideal chance to bounce back with successive home matches against Norwich on Wednesday and West Ham on Saturday, games they are expected to win. last_img read more