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  • Jamestown Man Arrested After Allegedly Attempted To Attack Woman

    first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is facing charges after police allege he attempted to attack a woman and her child during a domestic dispute on Liberty Street Sunday morning.Nathaniel Hollins Jr., 29, taken into custody by Jamestown Police and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated family offense and first criminal contempt.Officers say they met with the victim who was holding a four-month-old child in her arms. According to police they were able to call Hollins out to the porch area of the residence where he persisted to argue with the victim.The verbal altercation escalated, according to police, as Hollins became incensed and attempted to attack the victim and her child. Nathaniel Hollins was ultimately taken into custody and is in jail pending arraignment at Jamestown City Court. 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

  • Official Vermont election results released

    first_imgVermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz released the official 2010 election results today. In statewide races, state Senator Peter Shumlin was elected governor, state Senator Phil Scott was elected lieutenant governor, and state Senator Jim Condos was elected secretary of state.  Because neither Shumlin nor Scott received 50 percent of the vote, the Legislature must vote to confirm their elections. This is a formality since their opponents have already conceded.Also, US Senator Patrick Leahy, US Representative Peter Welch, Attorney General William Sorrell, Treasurer Jeb Spaulding and Auditor of Accounts Tom Salmon were all re-elected. Spaulding led all vote getters with 204,048 votes or 90 percent of the vote. A total of 243,617 votes were cast, or 54 percent of registered voters. In the 2008 general election, 72 percent of those registered voted.Meanwhile, in the state House and Senate, the Democrats will hold on to their significant majorities, despite recounts in several House races.In addition to the individual races, voters approved a constitutional amendment that if ratified would allow individuals to vote in the primary who would be 18 by the time of the general election.last_img read more

  • Latest credit union trends report shows membership and loan portfolio growth

    first_imgCredit unions are gaining members and growing loan portfolios according to our latest trends report. The economic outlook published today, and highlights include the following:During February, credit unions picked-up 538,000 in new memberships, loan and savings balances grew at a 12.8 percent and 8.4 percent seasonally-adjusted annualized pace, respectively. Firms hired 235,000 workers, nominal consumer spending increased 0.1 percent, and long-term interest rates decreased 1 basis point. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 2.3 percent in 2017, faster than the 1.6 percent pace reported in 2016.At the end of February, CUNA’s monthly estimates reported 5,977 CUs in operation, 9 fewer than one month earlier. Year-over-year, the number of credit unions declined by 242, more than the 241 lost in the 12 months ending in February 2016.Total credit union assets rose 1.9 percent in February, above the 1.4 percent gain reported in February of 2016. Assets rose 7.9 percent during the past year due to a 7.5 percent increase in deposits, a 28 percent increase in borrowings, and a 5.7 percent increase in capital. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Is your credit union sending members the wrong message?

    first_imgThis post might not be for you. Or, it could be exactly what you and your credit union team need.Inspired By: Someone Else’s Faux PasI’ll be honest; the inspiration came from a local chamber of commerce, not a credit union. So, it’s possible none of you are making this mistake. Unless you are…We’re going to talk about messaging. Public perception. How you convey yourselves to your target audience. Be it your members or the community at large. Just as it can raise positive awareness, publicity can paint an undesirable picture. I saw this happen with a large chamber of commerce in my area. Pretty sure they didn’t notice the faux pas. So what happened?Who’s Your Target Audience? (ie. Who do you serve?)First, let’s back up and ensure we are all on the same page. Whether you’re a chamber of commerce or credit union, who is your target audience? Exactly. Local businesses and their staff, residents, and those you wish to attract to the area. Who do you serve? Well, your members. When these two things line up, you can better pursue your mission.In the case of this chamber of commerce, they held a major event, complete with ribbon cutting by the mayor, to celebrate the opening of…a Krispy Kreme. Now, I don’t know if their stores are franchise or corporate, yet think about it. Is this the message they really want to promote? That a big, multi-national corporation gets special treatment and recognition, while thousands of local businesses, each with their own unique stories to tell, get ignored? To clarify, this isn’t something they do for every new business opening, even of chamber members.Perception MattersIn real estate, the oft-repeated phrase is: “Location, location, location.” Here, could we say it’s “perception, perception, perception”? If an institution talks about being there for the “little guys”, then makes a big deal out of the exact opposite, what do you think? It comes across as hypocritical towards the local businesses they espouse to promote and support. Where is the event for the local business whose staff and owner overcame enormous struggles to be successful? Or even to just open their doors?Like I said, you might not be making this mistake. But in case you are…awareness is a good thing.PS – This is a great time to solicit stories from members about the greatest challenges they have. Then choose one (or more) and do something to help. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: Detailslast_img read more

  • Why would they?

    first_imgMy father is a credit union guy.  A credit union moved into our town back in the 1980s, and he was hooked.I’m also a credit union guy. I belong to six credit unions.  It is a quasi-addiction that I am completely at peace with, given my situation.One of my many credit unions has a nice rate on a share certificate.  I let my father know, so he could take advantage.He had a number of questions for me:Can I belong to more than one credit union?What’s the difference between an annuity and a share certificate?I see ads for a CD at a local bank. Are they different than a share certificate?The website did look confusing. My father thought that he only had access to IRA certificates with this credit union. It turns out that the IRA certificates were simply the first listed on a chart. You had to click to move to the non-IRA certificates.I could easily explain all of these things to my Dad. And for a second, I was surprised at some of his questions.But then it hit me. He didn’t know these things?Why would he?My Father has a BS in physics with a minor in math. He is very smart. He spent his days in a manufacturing plant dealing with quality control issues with phosphors.  He now spends his time helping our local church.He isn’t a financial services expert.Sometimes, we can get too close to things. In our head, they are as clear as crystal.  Share draft accounts. Suffix “three.” NSF versus ODP.  In some places, BSA means the Boy Scouts of America. Not in our heads.My conversation with my Dad reminded me that we always need to paint a clear picture. Communication is tough. Assume nothing.  Keep it simple.So I took my time and explained things to my Dad.  Which is only right.He helped me learn to eat with a spoon not too long ago. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

  • CU membership surpasses 116M in Q4

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Membership at federally insured credit unions surpassed 116 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, adding 4.9 million members over the year. In addition, total assets grew 5.4 percent, year over year, to $1.45 trillion, according to call report data released Wednesday by the NCUA.“Credit unions again saw strong membership and asset growth in 2018 as a result of their commitment to helping people meet their financial goals,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long. “Reducing crippling regulatory burdens would allow credit unions to provide even greater assistance to their 116 million members.”Here are highlights of the NCUA’s 2018 fourth-quarter call report data:employment increased in most districts, with “modest-to-moderate gains in a majority of districts;” continue reading »last_img read more

  • Indonesia confirms record daily COVID-19 cases for second day in a row

    first_imgThe official count also showed that 105 more people have died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 7,169.Jakarta recorded the highest number of new cases with 869, followed by West Java with 526, East Java with 417 and Central Java with. 242.Read also: COVID-19 contacts should be tested, regardless of symptoms: WHOThe capital has extended its transition period for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another 14 days, from Friday to Sept. 10.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan urged the public to take health protocols more seriously by limiting their activity outside their homes, maintaining a safe physical distance and washing their hands with soap regularly in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19.According to official records, the 3,003 new cases were detected after the government tested 16,649 people, bringing the national positivity rate (percentage of positive results from all tests) to 18 percent.Three provinces reported no new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, namely West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and Bangka Belitung.Topics : Health authorities confirmed 3,003 new COVID-19 cases in Indonesia on Friday, bringing the official nationwide count to 165,887.It was the second day in a row for Indonesia to record its highest daily COVID-19 increase. The previous highest daily toll was recorded on Thursday with 2,719 cases confirmed.last_img read more

  • Riverfront house sells in secret deal

    first_imgThe property backs on to the Brisbane RiverA RIVERFRONT house that was not even publicly listed for sale has sold for $4.15 million.In a secret deal that has earned the owners a whopping $2.3 million, the house was sold “off-market” by Place Kangaroo Point agent Luke Batchelor.The contract on 124 Quay Street was settled on Wednesday. This house (centre) has sold off-market for $4.15 millionMr Batchelor said the owner of the contemporary tri-level house drove past another house he was selling on the same Street, and made an approach.“He came to me and said he was considering selling the house in the new year, and asked if I could put some feelers out to see if anyone was interested,” Mr Batchelor said.It took one week to get a successful offer, with Mr Batchelor saying the owner ended up with multiple offers.Property records show the owner bought a vacant block of land at 124 Quay St for $1.85 million in 2015, and constructed a new four bedroom house. Mr Batchelor claimed the sale was the “highest in Bulimba on a 405sq m block”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago RENO: Century-old character home restored to former glory in Bulimba BULIMBA: Rugby star Quade Cooper and model Laura Dundovic list Brisbane love nest center_img Rugby star Quade Cooper and his model partner Laura Dundovic are selling their Bulimba home. It is publicly listed with Ray White Ascot Pics Adam Head An off-market sale occurs without public advertising, and involves real estate agents contacting interested buyers privately.Off-market sales are popular with high-profile people who want to avoid any publicity around the sale of a property, and buyers who also wanted to avoid the limelight. Mr Batchelor said another off-market property, also in Bulimba, was expected to sell before Christmas.He said the agency, as do many, kept a database of potential buyers who were looking for a certain property.For example, buyers may be looking for a home in a particular suburb or street, with a sought-after school catchment zone, or they may even be looking for a unique home.Agents can then match off-market properties with willing buyers on their databases.Mr Batchelor said he had completed “five or six” off-market sales in the past two months.As for the new owners of 124 Quay St, Mr Batchelor said they were a young family with connections to the medical field.Property records show the highest price paid for a house on Quay St was $5.33 million in 2016. That luxury house sits on a 872sq m block.The sale of 124 Quay St will make it the fourth highest price paid for a house on the prestigious street.last_img read more

  • The harm from Porn

    first_img24 November 2015The evidence of the great harm from Pornography continues to mount. An excellent report just released by the American College of Pediatricians (ACOP) “The Impact of Pornography on Children”  is a must read for everyone. ACOP is an outstanding group of physicians and health professionals who are taking strong, medically and scientifically based positions on a range of issues affecting children and adolescents. We have worked closely with them on a number of issues over the years. Their report outlines some of the research showing that when males watch porn they tend to:Change their views on the seriousness of the crime of rape to be more accepting of itDevelop a more callous attitude towards women generallyExperience less interest in marriage and greater acceptance of infidelity in marriageHave an increased interest in deviant sexual activityHave less interest in having childrenHave an increasingly accepting attitude toward promiscuityExperience lower satisfaction with their current sexual partner and more.The report also summarizes changes in brain structure and function in those who view pornography and underscores the evidence showing the addictive nature of porn.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.There is also growing evidence that children are being exposed to pornography at ever younger ages.   Some of this exposure, unfortunately, is coming in schools as a result of the growing incorporation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) around the world that inappropriately sexualizes young children. In fact, just this week it was reported that a school in California had placed pornographic paintings depicting vulgar sex acts in bathrooms and all around the school.Once images like these enter a child’s brain, it is very difficult, if not near impossible, to erase them from the brain.With regard to Internet porn, the porn industry overall has reported declining profits in recent years, but this is not good news.   Revenues are falling largely because of the increasing availability of free porn. It is literally only a few keystrokes away for any child with access to the Internet.As the ACOP study reports, “Pornography exposure for children and adolescents has become almost ubiquitous.” They cite one British study that found that nearly a third of the students surveyed reported that their first exposure to pornography was when they were 10 years old or younger.The ACOP report concludes: “Consumption of pornography is associated with many negative emotional, psychological and physical health outcomes.   These include increased rates of depression, anxiety, acting out and violent behaviour, younger age of sexual debut, sexual promiscuity, increased risk of teen pregnancy, and a distorted view of relationships between men and women.   For adults, pornography results in an increased likelihood of divorce, which is also harmful to children. The American College of Paediatricians urges healthcare professionals to communicate the risks of pornography use to patients and their families and to offer resources both to protect children from viewing pornography and to treat individuals suffering from its negative effects.” read more

  • New ordinance lists dos, don’ts in plazas

    first_imgSection 5 of the ordinance provides general provisions on the use ofpublic plazas; this should be limited to only the following: Any individual or group may enter the plaza, stay and engage inactivities without the need for permit and fee provided the activities are notconsidered organized events. SPRUCING UP THE ESPLANADE. Iloilo City government’s Task Force Boltahe personnel install Christmas parols at the Iloilo Esplanade. This Christmas lantern project is being spearheaded by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Iloilo and Zonta Club of Iloilo City. Over 1,500 Christmas parols will be switched on at dusk today. The project is benefitting the inmates of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Barangay Ungka, Jaro district. They have been tapped to make the parols. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Trade fairs shall be allowed provided these will be in designated areasonly and for a limited time of no more than three days. These shall culminateseven days before the actual date of the fiesta, historical or culturalcelebration and permit shall be secured from the CENRO. Authored by Councilor Jay Treñas III, it aims to protect and conservethe natural, aesthetic and historical values of public plazas “for the benefitof the current and future generations.” Also, the use of all public plazas is limited from 4 a.m. until midnightonly for non-minors. * as venue for promoting sports, culture and art activities Vending during regular days shall be allowed provided it will be doneonly in designated areas outside the periphery of the plaza and after theissuance of a permit by the CENRO and for a limited time. * as venue for promoting environmental awareness, healthy lifestyle, andpublic safety * as venue for community assemblies, community participation and socialinteraction For minors, the plazas shall be open from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. inaccordance with Regulation Ordinance No. 2016-230 (curfew ordinance forminors). * as venue for learning and leisurecenter_img The type of organized activities to be permitted shall be, but notlimited to, assemblies, campaigns, drills, trainings, demonstrations, exhibits,and shows. Other prohibitions include alcoholic beverages, gambling and other actsagainst public order; bicycle and motorized vehicles inside the plaza premises. All other activities may be allowed provided these shall be for alimited period of 10 days and a permit is likewise secured from CENRO, indesignated places only and for purposes of promoting tourism, development tradeand investment, promoting environmental awareness, healthy lifestyle, publicsafety, and promoting culture and arts. On the other hand, pursuant to Section 6 of Regulation Ordinance 00-054(or An Ordinance Declaring Certain Building Structures or Sites in Iloilo Cityas Local Heritage Or Legacy Buildings, Structures or Sites), the use of PlazaLibertad, Molo Plaza, Arevalo Plaza, Mandurriao Plaza, La Paz Plaza, and JaroPlaza during fiesta, historical and cultural celebrations shall be regulated byCENRO. Special events such as those organized for more than a day or where morethan 100 people are expected to attend shall require a Mayor’s Executive Order. Violation of the various provisions of the ordinance has correspondingpenalties (fines). Also, the new ordinance prohibits cooking and washing inside the plaza.Cooking will only be allowed by way of a permit during special event. ILOILO City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved an ordinanceregulating the use of public plazas. The ordinance will take effect on March 1, 2020./PN Without securing a permit from the City Environment and NaturalResources Office (CENRO) which is in-charge of the plazas, organized eventsthere are prohibited.last_img read more