Police Respond To North Side Shooting In Jamestown

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Police are investigating a shooting on Cherry Street near West 9th Street in Jamestown.Initial reports indicate 15 plus shots were fired around 4:30 p.m.Originally it appeared no one was injured, however Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson says there were likely two shooters, with at least one of the two struck by gunfire.Police have yet to locate the shooting victim. Officers are asking anyone with information in the case to contact their tip line at (716) 483-TIPS (8477).We will continue to follow this story and provide updates. 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)last_img read more

Fantine? Mrs. Wormwood? We Rank the Moms of Broadway From Best to Worst

first_img 8. Francesca from The Bridges of Madison County Yes, Francesca is having a crisis, and yes, maybe her annoying kids deserve it. But would you really want your mom sleeping with every random photographer who blows into town? 4. Fantine from Les Miserables Speaking of crying, Fantine would sell her hair (and uh, her body) for you. That’s dedication. She should have done a more extensive background check on those Thenardiers, though. 2. Lena Younger from A Raisin in the Sun No matter what, Lena is a hard-working mom who will put food on the table and provide for her family. But whatever you do, don’t denounce God in her house or touch the plant on her windowsill. 7. Genie Klein from Beautiful This momma only wants what’s best for young Carole, but if it were up to Genie, her daughter would be toiling away in some library, not winning Grammys. Mother’s Day is just around the corner—what, you didn’t buy a card for your mom yet? There’s still time, go out and get one right now! We’ll wait. Anyway, where were we? Oh right, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and in addition to honoring our biological moms on May 11, we can’t forget to celebrate our honorary moms, too: The mothers in our favorite Broadway shows. From the tough-but-fair Madame Giry from The Phantom of the Opera to the downright crazypants Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda, we’ve ranked 11 matriarchs currently on Broadway, from the ones we’d love to have as moms to the ones we’d never want to be in the same room with. See how the mommies of the Great White Way scored below. 5. Donna Sheridan from Mamma Mia! Bravo to Donna for raising Sophie all on her own, but did she really think she could avoid the “I have no idea who your dad is” talk with Sophie forever? That’s just ridiculous. 10. Mrs. Wormwood from Matilda This mum is a fabulous dancer, but unless you want to sit around the house like a blob watching telly all day, there’s no way to get on her good side. Get out while you can. 1. Madame Giry from The Phantom of the Opera She’s not the warmest, cuddliest mom on the list (in fact, she’s kind of terrifying), but she’s got a steady job and she can get you into all the shows at the Opera Populaire for free! 6. Catherine from Pippin There’s lots of space to run around and play at Catherine’s farm, but let’s face it—she’s way too busy rolling in the hay with Pippin to help you with your homework. 9. Katharine from Mothers and Sons When we die, we really, really don’t want our mom going around to our ex’s house, overstaying her welcome and eating all his Oreos. Call us crazy, but we just don’t. 11. Madame from Cinderella She has a great sense of style (come on, that feather headpiece is gorgeous), but that’s the only redeeming quality about Madame. Run! Run now!!! View Comments 3. Liz from If/Then She seems like a kind, loving mom, but we never get to see her parenting skills in action. Without spoiling the plot, let’s just say Liz is preoccupied with a bunch of other stuff and spends a lot of time crying.last_img read more

Navy Federal scammed out of $1.1 million in auto loans

first_imgA former co-owner of a used car dealership, who was on the run in Iran for more than seven years, admitted in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Va., Monday that he faked 61 Navy Federal Credit Union car loans worth more than $1.1 million.Andysheh Ayatollahi, the former co-owner of the Car Store in Virginia Beach, Va., pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit financial fraud and one felony count of submitting a false federal tax return. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

3 ways to help your members (and prevent delinquency) before they know they need it

first_imgWith many credit unions closing their lobbies and opting for drive-thru transactions and electronic servicing to practice safe social distancing, remember that this is a great opportunity to deepen relationships and increase member loyalty through proactive advising and empathy.  Many members are facing uncertainty with work, finances, and health. Now is the time they need an advisor or financial mentor the most. Being proactive with calling efforts to reach members before their financial bump becomes a financial hurdle can pay dividends not just for the member but for the credit union.Below are some tips on providing next-level member service and how it can positively impact your financial outlook for 2020.Email Messaging. Many members will be looking at hurdles or financial struggles in the coming months. One of the worst things that can happen is feeling helpless or alone through trying times. Craft a message to your members expressing the desire to help them through these tough times with empathy and no judgement. Give them viable methods to reach out to your team to discuss their unique financial situation and options they can consider to be best for them. The majority of your membership want to make good, on-time payments and the worst thing that can happen is for them to try to manage their credit, bills, and obligations without an understanding of what the best path is through burdens outside their control. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Schools get the go-ahead, but what about sports?

first_imgWith football classified as a high-risk sport, 13 states across the country have made the call to postpone it until spring. “I think all players and coaches would sign up for it as long as there’s a guarantee we’d be able to play,” said Sorrenti. Along with physical concerns, Chenango Valley football coach Nick Sorrenti said mental health goes hand-in-hand. “Anything that indicates we can be back together is obviously positive,” said Buchsbaum. “Right now we’re hopeful for September 21 but we’re also keeping an eye on what’s going on across the country.” Sorrenti said he is unable to provide any guidance to his team right now, and it would be beneficial if coaches could oversee workouts. Owego Free Academy Athletic Director Andy Buchsbaum said the news was encouraging, but there is still a long way to go before students can return to the field. “A lot of that depends on our actual reopening of schools and what that looks like, but whatever we’re allowed to do I believe we’ll be ready to do,” he said. “If they’re going to allow any sport to have a season, I think all sports should have a season I don’t think it should be pick and choose,” said Sorrenti. “We as educators can make sure they’re following guidelines and we want to do that,” he said. “We’re willing to do whatever’s necessary to make sure our season happens.” “If at some point this school year if we’re able to get kids out and competing for our school I think that’s a win,” said Buchsbaum. Right now, kids are left training on their own as Cuomo remains undecided and organized team practices are still banned. Buchsmaun said injuries are his main concern. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo giving schools the green light to reopen this fall was a step in the right direction for interscholastic athletics. Released this memo to clarify athletic eligibility for students in remote only education. @NYSEDNews Bona Fide Student Regulation provides eligibility if student is taking 3 courses + PE. NOTE: interscholastic sports are still prohibited by NYS officials at this time. @NYSPHSAA pic.twitter.com/Xb5Su3JL72— Dr. Robert Zayas (@RobertZayasNY) August 10, 2020 The New York State Public High School Athletic Association released the following statement following Friday’s news: “We are pleased that schools can reopen and there will continue to be a dialogue about returning to interscholastic athletics. Today’s announcement is a positive one for our association and the student-athletes. We can continue to work towards getting them back to practice. We are encouraged that interscholastic athletics were brought up on the call Friday and state leaders realize its something we need to come up with a plan for.” “It needs to come down to what’s the best for the kid and what’s the best for these kids’ futures,” said Sorrenti. “Sometimes with any sport it’s the only way out, the way to escape.” “For me it’s about getting back into the mix, getting their bodies into a situation where they’re physically able to compete and minimize risk and injury as much as possible,” he said. Buchsbaum says OFA is trying to steer clear of hypothetical situations, but if it comes down to select sports being allowed the school will adjust. Today, NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas released a memo stating students receiving remote learning are eligible to play sports if and when a season is allowed. Both Buchsbaum and Sorrenti are confident coaches and athletes will be happy as long as their is a season at some point this academic year. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

Wagenborg takes Ulstein vessel for walk-to-work ops in North Sea

first_imgOffshore logistic solutions provider Wagenborg Offshore has been awarded a six-year contract by Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and Shell UK for the provision of a second walk-to-work vessel for operations in the North Sea.NAM and Shell UK work together in combined business unit on the gas production on the Southern North Sea and the vessel will support their offshore operations, Wagenborg said on Monday.The so-called ‘Walk-to-Work Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel’ (W2W ERRV) will operate as a standby and support vessel for inspection and maintenance of the unmanned platforms in both Dutch and British waters.For the provision of the W2W ERRV vessel to NAM and Shell UK, Wagenborg has signed an agreement with Ulstein for the delivery of a standard ‘PX121 Platform Supply Vessel’ (PSV). The PX121 is particularly suited for a conversion to other types of services, such as walk-to-work or Emergency Response and Rescue, without comprising the vessel’s Dynamic Positioning performance.The Ulstein-owned vessel, ‘Blue Queen’, has been chosen by Wagenborg for this contract. In the Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl, approximately 80 employees will be working on the conversion of the PX121 from a PSV into a W2W ERRV vessel. The PX121 will be equipped a.o. with an additional accommodation module, motion compensated gangway and motion compensated crane to comply the requirements of NAM-Shell.The vessel will be converted in 16 weeks and is expected to be delivered to Wagenborg Offshore March 2018. The vessel will start operations in 1Q 2018. It has been repainted in the Wagenborg colors.last_img read more

Sullivan increases Hammers stake

first_imgDavid Sullivan has purchased a controlling interest in West Ham after increasing his stake in the club to 55.6 per cent. Sullivan’s investment is part of a £25.5million restructuring of the club’s debt. The club’s official website shows that Gold still owns 30.6 per cent of WH Holding Limited, the club’s parent company, and CB Holding’s stake has been reduced to 10 per cent. Sullivan and co-chairman David Gold had been equal partners since taking over the Barclays Premier League club in January 2010. But Sullivan recently purchased an additional 25 per cent share from CB Holding, the firm which had controlled West Ham on behalf of Icelandic banks after former chairman Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson was declared bankrupt. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Delaney comments cut from programme

first_img “The decision to delete his comments where they related to FIFA was an editorial one that was taken by the communications department.” The FAI found itself dragged into the furore surrounding FIFA last week after Delaney confirmed the association had been paid five million euros by the governing body in the wake of Ireland’s controversial World Cup play-off defeat by France in 2009. The news came amid reports that a group of fans had clubbed together to hire a plane to trail a ‘Delaney Out’ banner over the Aviva Stadium during the game. Inside the stadium, stewards moved in to remove an anti-Delaney banner when it was unfurled, while supporters in that section held up smaller cards bearing a similar message. FAI chiefs confirmed that the programme for Saturday’s Euro 2016 clash with Scotland had been re-printed at a reported cost of 10,000 euros. A statement said: “John Delaney was entirely unaware of this change to the programme. He had already signed off on it and it was approved for printing. The Football Association of Ireland ordered the shredding of 18,000 match programmes containing comments from chief executive John Delaney about the FIFA crisis. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Officials: 26-Year-Old Wife Exploited 77-Year-Old Florida Husband for Nearly $1 Million

first_imgA newly married 26-year-old Israeli woman has been arrested on charges alleging that she tried to cash nearly $1 million in checks from her 77-year-old husband’s account.Lin Helena Halfon was arrested December 16 at Tampa International Airport. She faces charges of money laundering, organized fraud and exploitation of an elderly person.Court records allege that she stole $666,666 from her husband, Tampa businessman Richard Rappaport. A bank had refused to cash a $1 million cashier’s check last month, according to The Tampa Bay Times.Halfon told employees at the Tampa Amscot Branch on November 7 that she planned to use the money from a check she was trying to cash to buy a yacht in Miami. The bank refused to cash the check, since Rappaport’s name was also on it.A short time later, Halfon returned to the bank with the same request, but had three separate checks for $333,333 each. Amscot employees again refused, but made copies of her Israeli passport, U.S. visa and the questionable checks, and contacted law enforcement.According to the arrest warrant, Rappaport told investigators he wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt when they informed him of the situation, so that she would not be deported. Investigators later discovered that Halfon was able to have an Orlando business cash two of the checks.Subsequently, Rappaport told authorities on December 10 that he now feels that he was a victim of fraud.A judge set Halfon’s bail at $1 million.last_img read more

MLK, Jr. Day Events and Celebrations in PBC and Broward

first_imgFrom 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, the City of Deerfield Beach will have its annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and picnic, also at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. Both events are free and open to everyone. For more information: www.Deerfield-Beach.comAs for Fort Lauderdale, a parade will depart at 9 a.m. Monday from Lincoln Park, 600 NW 19th Ave. and march to Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. A celebration of unity and multicultural festival holiday celebration will kick off at Esplanade Park at 10 a.m., when the parade arrives, until 2:30 p.m.For a full list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around Fort Lauderdale, visit KingHolidayCelebration.com.The city of Miramar will have a free Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and celebration event on Monday at Lakeshore Park, 8501 S. Sherman Circle. The parade will go from 11 a.m. to noon and the celebration will go from noon until 4 p.m. For more information: MiramarFL.gov or (954) 602-3178.In partnership with Baptist Health, the city of Plantation will be hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jim Ward Community Center, located at 301 NW 46th Ave. For more information: www.Plantation.org.From everyone at 850 WFTL, have a safe Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The following events will be taking place in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:Palm Beach County:The city of Lake Worth Beach will host a candlelight march at 5 p.m., beginning at Lake Worth City Hall at 7 N. Dixie Highway. There is also a unity interfaith breakfast at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on South E Street and 10th Avenue South from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information: (561) 586-1600 or lakeworth.orgRoyal Palm Beach’s 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, hosted by the Caribbean Americans for Community Involvement, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Royal Palm Beach High School, 10600 Okeechobee Blvd. Seating is limited and the event is free. For more information: (561) 791-9087.The city of West Palm Beach will have its annual MLK Breakfast and Essay Contest Awards at 8 a.m. Monday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd. For more information: (561)822-2222 or www.wpb.orgDelray Beach will host an MLK walk beginning at 2 p.m. Monday at the Delray Beach Community Center . It will then travel along Atlantic Ave down historic 5th Avenue, pass the Spady Museum and end at Pompey Park. Lineup will be at 1:30 p.m. In addition, a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Monday at Delray Beach Golf Club.Boca Raton will be hosting a ceremony and celebration featuring speeches, performances and a march. The events will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning at MLK Jr. Memorial, 200 NE Ruby St., and ending at Sanborn Square. For more information: (561) 393-7807 or www.myboca.usBelle Glade will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Memorial Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Belle Glade City Hall, located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. For more information: (561) 996-0100 or www.belleglade.gov.comThe South Florida Fair will include a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Monday at the Community Stage, with live music and speeches. Free with fair admission. For more information: (561-793-0333) or www.southfloridafair.comBroward County:last_img read more