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  • LIRR Urges Riders to Leave Work Early Due to Winter Storm

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail RoadThe MTA Tuesday afternoon urged customers using the Long Island Rail Road to leave work early because an early-arriving winter storm.“The MTA urges customers to leave work early & finish traveling early tonight, especially those who use Metro-North & LIRR,” the agency said. “The storm arrived earlier than predicted, bringing higher snow accumulation & stronger wind gusts, raising the prospect of snow drifts of up to 2 feet.”The MTA noted that snow accumulation of 10 inches or more could force the agency to suspend service.As of 2:30 p.m., the LIRR was reporting good service on all its branches.The National Weather Service said that Long Island could get blanketed with up to 14 inches of snow.Light snowfall started early Tuesday morning and grew stronger in the early afternoon.It is expected to pick up in intensity around 7 p.m. and continue that way through the overnight hours, forecasters said.last_img read more

  • Feds go after former CU CEO’s assets in multimillion-dollar embezzlement case

    first_imgIn three years, Kam Wong made $11.1 million and according to newly-released court documents, the long-time executive for one of New York’s largest credit unions, managed most of that money with big banks.Wong pleaded guilty in November to embezzling nearly $10 million from the $2.8 billion Municipal Credit Union where he was president/CEO from 2007 to June 2018. He joined MCU in 1981 and became its CFO 1988.Prosecutors filed forfeiture documents in U.S. District Court in Manhattan last week that will allow the federal government to take possession of Wong’s assets to help pay the $9,890,375 he is expected to be ordered to make in restitution during his sentencing hearing in April.Court documents show the former credit union CEO has 24 accounts with JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Advisors, HSBC, and Sterling National Bank. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Mount Sentinel Wildcats continue to build experience following narrow loss to top-ranked Immaculata in final of Kootenay Volleyball Classic

    first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats played well but could not match the experience of two-ranked Immaculata of Kelowna in the final of the Kootenay Volleyball Classic Saturday at the South Slocan-based school.Immaculata defeated Mount Sentinel 25-18, 25-16 to sweep the final in straight games.“Although we stumbled a little, this was an excellent weekend for us,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira.“We had an opportunity to play Immaculata two times in meaningful games, and we left each match feeling pretty good about our progress as a young team (with no Grade 12s).”Mount Sentinel finished the round robin in second spot behind the Kelowna-based school. The Wildcats lost 25-22 & 25-21 to Immaculata.The only other blemish on a rather good-looking record during the preliminary round was a sad result against Fernie Falcons.“We lost rather badly to a Fernie team that was stronger than we anticipated and were full value in beating us 19-25, 25-9, 15-9,” Moreira lamented.Mount Sentinel was able to rebound during the playoffs, outlasting Selkirk Storm of Kimberley in hard-fought three-set match — 22-25, 26-24, 15-9.Immaculata got past Fernie in two sets.In the final Mount Sentinel played well, but could not match the stronger more experienced Kelowna school.“We played to win,” said Moreira. “We were confident and aggressive. In this one we lost to a stronger team.”The Cats, ranked sixth overall in the most recent B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball rankings, continue to play tournaments in preparation for zone playoffs in November.last_img read more

  • Gallegly campaigns for filing extension

    first_img If that happens, and Gallegly then resigns, the state would have to hold a special election to replace him, said Nghia Nguyen, spokeswoman for the secretary of state. Unless there is a successful court challenge to remove Gallegly’s name from the ballot and extend the filing deadline for five days, he will appear on the primary ballot with that of Republican Michael Tenenbaum, 37, a businessman/law professor from Thousand Oaks. “I got a phone call saying, ‘You’re going to be a congressman, the incumbent retired,’ and I thought, oh, someone’s got some bad information, and sure enough it was true,” Tenenbaum said. “Obviously fortune favors the brave.” Democrat Jill Martinez, a Presbyterian minister from Oxnard, also is running. But with the number of registered Republicans outnumbering Democrats by more than 10 percentage points, the district is expected to remain in GOP hands. Former Republican Assemblyman Tony Strickland, who is running for state controller, said he and others might have considered running had Gallegly announced his retirement earlier. Moorpark City Councilman Keith Millhouse said he might mount a write-in campaign. “I’m disappointed if Elton is unable to continue his candidacy that the voters will not have any choices of people who have a proven track records of public service,” he said, adding that he is most concerned about Gallegly’s health. Gallegly said he still hopes there will be an opportunity for other candidates to join the race. “I strongly believe that there are several good candidates for office that would have filed for candidacy, if they knew I was not running,” he said. “I had fully expected they would have that chance, and will continue to fight for their right to do so.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 [email protected] SIMI VALLEY – Rep. Elton Gallegly’s last-minute withdrawal of his re-election bid could leave voters in the 24th Congressional District with no recognizable name on the June ballot – except his. Gallegly said Monday that he was trying to resolve the turmoil that erupted among Ventura County Republicans after he bowed out Friday – the last day to file for the June primary, making it too late to remove his name from the ballot or extend the filing deadline. “Many people have contacted me since Friday, people that I trust and respect, to express concern over my retirement, specifically as it relates to an appropriate and fair transition of elective representation,” Gallegly said in a prepared statement. “Obviously, fairness would dictate an extension of the filing deadline.” His representatives are considering legal action to allow for a filing extension and are working with the Secretary of State’s Office to seek legislative relief, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Gallegly said when he withdrew for health reasons, he presumed that the filing period would be extended. Ventura County Clerk Philip Schmit said he initially thought Friday morning that there was time for Gallegly to withdraw his candidacy and extend the deadline but discovered later in the day there could be no extension and that Gallegly’s name would appear on the ballot after all. Gallegly has represented the heavily Republican district – which includes portions of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties – for 20 years. Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson said she bets Gallegly will win the election even if he is not officially running. “If he is seriously ill – and I hope he isn’t – and his name is on the ballot, I have no doubt he will be re-elected.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • One in 16 Donegal homes and businesses burgled in the past decade

    first_imgOver 3,700 home and business owners in Donegal have experienced a break-in over the past 10 years.This is equivalent to one in every 16 properties, according to an analysis by Phonewatch, who say the figures “demonstrates the importance for all of us to be vigilant in protecting our properties.”Donegal homes and businesses are considerably safer than properties in other counties, as the national average stands at one in every seven homes or premises being burgled. Donegal had the second-lowest burglary rates in the Republic of Ireland between 2009 and 2018.With 1,063 break-ins, Letterkenny Garda Station recorded the most burglaries of any of Donegal’s Garda stations.Ballybofey (227) and Buncrana (183) were the second and third highest respectively, while with just 11, Clogher received the lowest number of burglary reports for the county.The survey found that 2018 had the lowest number of burglaries nationwide for the decade (16,969). Today, 49% of Irish homes have an alarm. Speaking about the figures, PhoneWatch Managing Director, Eoin Dunne said, “While we’re seeing a welcome reduction in burglaries in recent years, the reality is that burglary still remains all too common in Ireland. By examining the figures over an extended period we can see the true scale and impact of burglary in Ireland. The good news is that our research shows Irish householders are taking more steps in recent years to protect their homes, and this is having a positive effect.” One in 16 Donegal homes and businesses burgled in the past decade was last modified: September 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:break-inburglariescrimelast_img read more

  • South Africa’s medals at Rio 2016

    first_imgSouth Africa put on a stellar performance during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. The country racked up a tally of 10 medals, a feat achieved only twice before. We wrap up the medal moments from Rio 2016. Runner Caster Semenya closes off South Africa’s medal tally with a gold in the women’s 800m on 20 August 2016 during the Olympic Games in Rio. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube) Compiled by Priya PitamberThe 17-day Olympic Games spectacle ended on 21 August in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. South Africa had a medal tally of 10 – two gold, six silver and two bronze medals. In the overall medal rankings, the country took the 30th spot.The last time South Africa won 10 medals was at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, in Belgium, and again in 1952 in Helsinki, in Finland. The country made its debut at the Olympics in 1904, but did not win any medals then.Gold medalsSouth African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk cemented his reputation when he smashed the world record, held for 17 years by American Michael Johnson, running 400m in a mere 43.03 seconds.“Achieving what I just did now, I think the sky’s the limit,” he said after his win. “There’s no way I’m going to limit myself. I’m just going to try to better myself each and every time I race.”Watch his incredible performance:Wayde van NIEKERK (RSA): “BOLT told me in Jamaica: ‘you will break the world record’. Tonight he said: ‘I told you you can do it’.” #AT— Olympic News Service (@ONS_Rio2016) August 15, 2016 South Africa picks up 10 medals during the Olympic Games in Rio. (Image: Screengrab via Rio 2016)Another gold medal favourite, Caster Semenya, lived up to expectations. She won the top spot in the women’s 800m. “I dedicate this to my team,” she said. “They’ve done a fantastic job. It’s a great feeling. Just fantastic. I couldn’t believe it. Just fantastic.”Caster SEMENYA (RSA): “The field was really good. It was fantastic to race with such great athletes.” #AT #W800m #gold— Olympic News Service (@ONS_Rio2016) August 21, 2016Watch:Silver medalsLuvo Manyonga got a silver medal for his long jump of 8.37m – just one centimetre shy of the gold medallist. Two years ago, he battled drug addiction to crystal meth (known in South Africa as tik). Today, he is a proud holder of an Olympic medal.Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen scooped silver with a 64.92m throw. She is already eyeing the World Championship. “I want to be world champion,” she said.See her reflect on her performance:Shaun Keeling and Lawrence Brittain took silver for the men’s rowing pairs. Two years ago, Brittain was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He won his battle with cancer to claim a spot in Olympic history.Well-known swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos both picked up silver medals – Le Clos in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly, and Van der Burgh in the 100m breaststroke. “This medal signifies my consistency for the last four years,” said Van der Burgh “I feel proud of myself.”Bronze medalsThe South African rugby Sevens team, known as the Blitzboks, won a bronze medal for their efforts in Rio. “[It is] an absolute pleasure to see [rugby Sevens] in the Olympics,” said captain Kyle Brown of the sport’s debut at the 2016 Olympics. “Now I think it’s here for quite some time.”Rugby Sevens is a faster and shorter adaptation of rugby.Watch:For his participation in the men’s triathlon, Henri Schoeman picked up a bronze medal. “Having the medal around my neck is unreal,” he said. “I’ve made myself proud, Africa proud.”Watch:last_img read more

  • The Entropy of Accountability: A Short Story

    first_imgThe word entropy means “the unavailability of a systems thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work.” It also means “a gradual decline into disorder.” For our purposes here, let’s start with the second definition.At one point in time, people were held accountable for working, and that work produced results. Things were going along fine, and then the accountability, little by little, was removed. It was an intentional decision not to hold people accountable for the work or the results. Instead, it was the success that was being had that caused the leaders to change their approach.First, the meetings ended. The manager was too busy to have the meeting, and so were the people that worked for him. Everything was working so well, missing a meeting or two wasn’t really going to change their results. And why bother people with interruptions?Then, not too long after that, reporting stopped. No one was required to speak out loud what they did or did not do. Why should they have to? The managers and leaders had a dashboard, and they could see hundred of metrics, and as long as you can count the things that can be counted, all is well. These leaders did not remember that most of what really counts can’t be counted, and the most powerful forces in the Universe are invisible to the human eye.Then, success ended, and what once knew only up, soon knew only down.A change was necessary. Everyone recognized what needed to be done. Doing what needed to be done proved to be much more difficult than recognizing these things. The people who needed to change and produce results were told that it was important. They were provided training, in hopes that it would rekindle inside them what had created success in the past. None of this worked, and no one understood why.One brave leader asked, “Are they being held accountable for the work that they should be doing?” Another leader replied, “I don’t want to be a micromanager. I am not that person. I want my people to take initiative, to figure things out for themselves.”Decay doesn’t happen over night. Accountability once lost, takes more energy to recover than the energy that would have preserved it.last_img read more


    first_imgAll draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEMens 20’sThe Eagles finished their day by beating the Mets in what was one of the most heated and exciting games of the tournament so far. They will go straight into a semi-final tomorrow against the winner between Suns and Rustlers . Earlier in the day they showed why they are one of the favorites to take out this title, with convincing wins over both Crusaders and Cyclones.The Mets will not be happy with their performance this afternoon. At the 2005 NTL, the Eagles eliminated the favored Mets side in the semi-finals, so they would have been out to beat them this year. Earlier today they had a good win over a deflated ACT.ACT would have to be disappointed after today’s performance. They looked completely different to the team that yesterday held the very talented Sharks team to victory by only two touchdowns.The Suns had a successful day three of competition, with strong wins over the ACT, Hornets and Cyclones. They will be hoping to continue their good form into the finals tomorrow.Rustlers will also be a team to watch tomorrow after they beat Cobras and the Sharks. They will be up against the Suns in the quarter finals tomorrow.Cobras will go straight through to the semis tomorrow and play the winner of the match between Sharks and Mets.Womens 20’s South Queensland Sharks have had their ups and downs during this year’s tournament and the pressure is on for them to perform come semi-finals. They have won the Womens 20’s title for six of the past seven years and tomorrow they will face Southern Suns in their semi-final.In the quarter finals today, Brisbane City Cobras earned their way into a semi-final against the undefeated ACT side who have had great success this tournament.The ACT girls will be hoping to carry their recent success into the final day of competition. Hornets will be disappointed after losing their quarter final to Cobras, they had only one loss during the round games.The Southern Suns girls will be hopeful going into their semi-final against the Sharks tomorrow. They defeated Hornets, 7-2 this morning. Their very own Jessica Absolum is way ahead in the touchdown count, having scored a massive 13 touchdowns so far.Rebels and Barbarians, and Eagles and Crusaders will all play off in Plate semi-finals tomorrow.Mixed OpenThere were a couple of upsets today in this division, with the Cobras defeating the Sharks, 6-3. The Sharks however made a quick recovery defeating Rebels, 13-2 in their final round game this afternoon.The Cobras were obviously confident after their win over the Sharks, they then went on to defeat Barbarians 13-0.The Sydney Scorpions are still in the mix, although they did have a close loss to Sharks, 10-8. They will be up against Cobras in the semi-finals tomorrow.The Suns have had some impressive results throughout the tournament, and today they continued their good form, with a 10-0 win over the Rebels and a 5-0 win over the Cyclones. They will play off in the Plate semi-final tomorrow.The Sydney Mets will go into finals on top of the ladder, after impressive victories over the past few days. They will play the Sharks in a semi-final tomorrow, a replay of the 2005 Grand Final.Womens OpenThe Southern Suns will go into a semi-final match tomorrow against the 2005 Womens Open title holders, the Sydney Mets after a 3-1 win over the Rustlers.The Mets remain undefeated going into their semi-final tomorrow morning.The Barbarians also showed that they are not to be written off just yet. Led by Australian representatives, Bo De La Cruz and Shelley Matcham they will take on South Queensland Sharks for a grand final berth.The Scorpions have improved immensely this tournament and today had a 7-7 draw with the Eagles. They should still remain happy with their performances even after losing to the Cobras earlier today.The ACT Women fought hard today, stealing a win against the Crusaders, 6-5. They will play off against the Cyclones in the Plate semi-final tomorrow.Mens OpenIn front of a packed grand stand, South Queensland Sharks were eventual winners over Queensland Country Rustlers in the quarter finals. They now go up against a confident Sydney Scorpions team tomorrow morning.The Scorpions didn’t have a very good start to their day today. They lost tthe o Suns this morning 5-3 in a top of the pool clash. They restored their confidence this afternoon, with a 13-1 win over the struggling Crusaders.The Brisbane City Cobras definitely made the Southern Suns earn every point in their quarter final. It remained even for most of the game, with Suns eventually winning, 5-4. They will now face an undefeated Sydney Mets team in the semi-finals tomorrow for what promises to be an exciting match.The Rebels will play off against the Cyclones tomorrow in the Mens Plate semi-final and the Hornets will play ACT.Finals day at the 2006 NTL will definitely be one of the closest yet, so be sure to stay tuned for all results and updates.last_img read more

  • UK Digital Growth Could Shape the Port of the Future

    first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Southampton A number of developments in the digital and augmentation/automation areas could transform competitiveness and customer propositions at UK ports, according to a survey released by the UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG).UKMPG’s members, the UK’s biggest port owners and operators, believe that these developments could shape the port of the future.These build on continued evolution of the physical assets of ports, their hinterlands and their connectivity with main economic and urban areas. And these changes must occur within an environment of sustainability and responsibility, UKMPG added.The survey informed the response of the UKMPG to the Government’s Maritime 2050 Call for Evidence which closed this week.Taken together, and with the right enabling pre-trade and pro-investment policy frameworks from Government, these developments would build further the powerhouse ports needed for Brexit Britain, boosting the UK’s ability to trade with the world.“At the heart of our input to Government is a determination that ports will play as crucial a role in the 4th industrial revolution as they have in its predecessors, enabling the UK to trade with the world. We look forward to working with Government and others to develop the right policy and regulatory frameworks for the long term to make this potential a reality, boosting even further the considerable value that major ports contribute to the UK,” Tim Morris, Chief Executive of the UK Major Ports Group, said.last_img read more