Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – A Silver Creek man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman with a bat during a domestic dispute at the corner of North Main and Crossman Street on Friday afternoon.Jamestown Police allege Benjamin Catalino, 24, struck the woman several times with a baseball bat and damaged the pickup truck she was sitting in, breaking out several windows.Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.Catalino, according to police, fled from the scene on foot prior to officer’s arrival.Police later located Catalino a short distance away and took him into custody. Catalino is charged with second and third-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal mischief.He was held in Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.Police say the woman was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for medical treatment.
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Leaders from several NAFCU-member credit unions, with the association’s Dan Berger and Carrie Hunt, met with Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday to discuss tax reform, housing, lending and regulatory relief.NAFCU member leaders that attended the meeting include Richard L. Harris, NAFCU Board chair and president and CEO of Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union (La Canada, Calif.); Jan N. Roche, NAFCU Board member and president and CEO of State Department Federal Credit Union (Alexandria, Va.); and Lynette Smith, president and CEO of Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union (Springfield, Va.).In addition to NAFCU’s Berger, president and CEO, and Hunt, executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel, Tuesday’s meeting included NAFCU Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long, Director of Regulatory Affairs Alexander Monterrubio and Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Allyson Browning.
It’s hard to believe but it is indeed a fact that most of us spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our own family and friends. Unfortunately, that means we have to experience all the ins and outs of each colleague’s quirks. Not only do we have to be exposed to these behaviors on a regular basis, but in the spirit of being professional, we have to accept them, too. Here are the four worst things colleagues do in the workplace and how you can best deal with them.Gossip about anyone, and everyoneSomeone at work may approach you with something they think is interesting about another colleague, but be careful not to take the bait. These gossips thrive off involving themselves in our people’s business. Sometimes they are chastised for their caddy behavior and learn from bridges they may have burned. Other times they go through life gossiping and are never able to stop their bad habit. Make sure that if your coworker comes to you with a “juicy tidbit” about someone in the office, you don’t get mixed up in the drama. It could be you who ends up paying for it in the end if you’re caught speaking poorly about another person in the workplace.Conduct angry phone callsHave you ever been near a coworker when they’re telling someone off on a personal phone call? There’s nothing more awkward than having to sit through the call as they raise their voice and carry on while you’re trying to get your work done. It’s hard to believe that some find this acceptable work behavior but unfortunately this happens all too often. In order to not get off track, or cause strife between you and your colleague by addressing their behavior, simply move to a more private workspace until their call is finished. This may also be a great time to stretch your legs if you’re stuck behind a desk all day.BackstabAre you a trusting person? It’s always best to be especially careful with who you confide in at work. Someone may claim to have your back, but when it looks like the situation may benefit him or her in some way, they may throw you under the bus without thinking twice. The best thing you can do to avoid being backstabbed at work is to be open with your colleagues, but be very cautious when sharing anything sensitive. Be confident that if whatever you’ve discussed with your coworkers makes its way to your supervisor, you can take pride in your words and actions and not be fearful that they will cost you.LieJust as a colleague may end up backstabbing you, they may also tell you certain fibs to ensure things go their way in the workplace. Did they tell you they fulfilled their end of the bargain, but actually didn’t? The best thing you can do if you doubt a coworker is to let their behaviors speak for themselves; sooner or later the truth will come out. Continue working to the best of your abilities and others will view you as accountable and trustworthy. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
“Unsurprisingly, so far, the debate has been dominated by active and passive asset managers or academics supporting either camp,” said Amin Rajan, CEO of CREATE-Research and author of the report.“It is time to widen the scope of the debate by soliciting the views of the biggest users of passive investment vehicles: pension plans”Amin Rajan, CEO of CREATE-Research“But as ever, the reality is far more nuanced. Nothing is black and white. It is time to widen the scope of the debate by soliciting the views of the biggest users of passive investment vehicles: pension plans.”The majority (66%) of the respondents indicated they were at an ‘already mature’ stage of passive investing. Eighty per cent said their stewardship demands on their passive fund managers would increase over the next three years.‘Constraints on progress’ According to the survey report, which also incorporated findings from structured interviews with executives at some of the pension schemes, stewardship by passive funds was “getting more muscular”, but there were barriers to progress.The top three factors given as “constraining [your] passive fund managers from fulfilling their stewardship role most effectively” were: “unaccountable proxy voting advisors are too powerful” (64%), a lack of clear metrics of successful engagement (62%), and there being too many companies in indices in global financial markets (60%).“Apart from big splashes, for many it remains unclear as to how engagement is actually done and what it delivers,” said Rajan.The participating pension plans were also asked about stewardship as a factor in manager selection, with more than half (56%) indicating they took account of a manager’s capacity and track record to a ‘large’ extent, and 27% to a ‘medium’ extent. Ten per cent took this into account to a ‘small’ extent and 7% not at all.According to the report, the main reason “behind these numbers” was the need to improve the quality of beta, as passive funds were increasingly dominating pension plans’ core portfolio.Another reason for paying attention to a manager’s track record on stewardship in selection was “intensifying bottom-up pressures from pension plan members”.Rajan linked this to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, saying that as countries had become more aware of them, “members want their plans to not only adopt an activist stance but also provide tangible evidence that it delivers positive results”.DWS sponsored the survey report but “without influencing its findings in any way,” noted Rajan. The report can be found here.An account of the research by Amin Rajan and DWS can be read in the July/August issue of IPE magazine here Pension plans have had mixed experiences of their passive fund managers’ ability to meet their stewardship goals over the past three years, according to a survey.Half of the respondents said the fund managers had been able to do so either to a ‘small’ extent or ‘not at all’, with 23% indicating the former and 27% the latter. Just shy of one-third (31%) said they had been able to achieve the pension plan’s stewardship goals to a ‘medium’ extent, and 19% said they had been able to do so to a ‘large’ extent.Part of a research programme between asset manager DWS and consultancy CREATE-Research, the survey involved 120 pension plans in 20 countries, with combined assets under management of €2.2trn.It sought their views on stewardship as applied to index funds against the backdrop of a debate about the extent they were “lazy owners of companies” or “the ultimate long-term investors”.
Share Share Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica commended for Zika virus management by: – July 18, 2016 371 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank, Dr Fernando LavadenzA World Bank health specialist has commended the Ministry of Health & Environment for its management of the Zika virus. The commendation came during a mission team’s visit here when a Rapid Needs and Cost Assessment for Health Systems Response to Zika was conducted.That team included officials from the Pan- American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank and the Inter- American Development Bank.The team recently visited the island to conduct “We are impressed because Dominica was able to respond adequately to the epidemic,” Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank, Dr Fernando Lavadenz said in an interview with the Ministry of Health team.“We know that in the immediate term the problem is in the process of being solved however in the long term more sustainability is needed,” Dr Lavadenz added. Dominica confirmed its first case of the virus in March 2016. Zika, which is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, causes headaches, fever and a rash.The team held table top exercises with health administrators, senior health officials and economists from the Ministry of Finance in assessing Dominica’s response to Zika. The World Bank’s Senior Health Specialist outlined several long term key challenges for Dominica.These included human resource planning, economic assessment of the costs and needs for the country in different areas and “the capacity of the health system to respond to epidemics, mainly in terms of laboratories, intensive care units, neurologists, epidemiologists and entomologists.”As a result of the visit, the Ministry of Health & Environment is earmarked to receive technical and financial assistance from the Pan- American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank and the Inter- American Development Bank to manage the Zika virus.Photographs compliments of the Health Promotion Resource Centre – / 6
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation is planning a $1.9 million bridge repair project on State Road 1 in Franklin County in late-March.INDOT single lanes on the bridge over the Whitewater River will be restricted for up to 180 days.Contractors will be installing a new driving surface, new concrete bridge rails, and install new approach slabs.Temporary traffic signals will be installed to control traffic flow.Signage should be installed starting March 6.
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — The Dearborn County Council recently approved new funding for the Rave Mobile Safety’s Smart911 system.The county had been using Rapid Notify to provide emergency information and notification services to county residents.Smart911 will allow people to register for notifications.Residents can also create a profile with information such as medication list, children’s photographs, or other information that might be needed in an emergency.It is free to sign up for, and the information travels with you wherever you go.The new system could be up and running by mid-march.
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — Two South Dearborn High School seniors’ business plan for fresh and convenient family meals has made them the Dearborn County champions of the 2017 Maverick Challenge.Last September, Oliver Moisio and Chris Weissmann entered the Maverick Challenge, a business planning competition for high school students across 12 southeastern Indiana counties.AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County was proud to administrate the program in the county for the fifth straight year.Over several months, Chris and Oliver developed their business idea for Fresh Ease, LLC.The classmates devised a service giving local consumers a healthy and convenient option for dinner.The fast food alternative would sell a variety of dinner kits which could be picked up or delivered, then be quickly prepared at home by health-conscious consumers with little time to grocery shop or cook their own meal from scratch.
Versailles, In. — Documents from the Ripley County prosecutor’s office say one of the men accused of murder in the overdose death of Rachel Walmsley will be assigned a public defender and will be held without bond.Nathaniel Walmsely will be assigned an attorney by the court and an omnibus hearing has been set for January 22, 2018.During the omnibus hearing to determine the evidence and testimony, including information and evidence seized at the time of arrest.A pretrial conference has been scheduled for March 19 at 1:30 p.m. Three days have been allowed for a jury trial beginning April 17, 2018.
Officials in Pompano Beach are currently investigating the murder of a woman who was shot several times while inside of a vehicle and then left on the side of the road for dead.The incident occurred Friday around 7:30 pm along Northwest 18th Drive.Witnesses say the victim, later identified as 30-year-old Cassandra Fair, was in the front passenger seat of a Cadillac Escalade when someone inside the vehicle shot her several times.Fair then either jumped or was pushed out of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then drove away, leaving Fair on the side of the road.Officials say it is unclear if Fair was alive or dead when she was left in the roadway.Fair was taken to Broward Health North, where she was pronounced dead.Surveillance from a nearby store captured Fair’s body falling out of the vehicle and the driver fleeing the scene.Authorities have since recovered a 2004 Beige Escalade that they believe may have been the vehicle seen on surveillance, however, as they continue to investigate the incident, they ask for anyone who believes they have information about Fair’s death to contact them at Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.