Bayport Home Invasion Probed

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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 Bayport last week.A resident was returning their apartment on Terrace Road when they were approached by two people armed with a firearm and a struggled ensured that spilled inside at 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, police said.The assailants fled empty handed following the brief altercation. The victim was not injured. There was no description of the suspects and no arrests have been made.Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Trump budget spares credit union tax exemption; calls for restructured CFPB, elimination of CDFI Fund

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first_imgPresident Trump’s proposed 2018 budget proposes a “restructuring” of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and eliminates the Community Development Financial Institution Fund, but also assumes the credit union tax exemption will remain in place for at least the next 10 years.The $4.1-trillion budget for 2017 includes deep cuts in a number of programs, especially those that are aimed at lower-income Americans, and assumes 3% economic growth, which economists have already said is extremely unlikely.The CDFI Fund has been consistently in the cross-hairs of the Trump Administration, which targeted it for cuts early on. Congress, however, has been inclined to provide money for the CDFI Fund, including $248 million in the recently passed bill to fund government operations. As of January 31, 2017, there were 287 credit unions certified as CDFIs.In a statement following release of the president’s budget, which is really just a guide for what the administration wants since Congress controls the national purse-strings, NAFCU CEO Dan Berger said the association is “pleased that President Trump’s budget proposal does not single out the credit union tax exemption for elimination, and we will continue to work with Congress and the administration to protect the exemption throughout the tax reform process.” continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Students to move onto Binghamton University’s campus with virus restrictions in place

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first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University’s Move-in Day begins Wednesday and will last until Aug. 25. Forty percent of the university’s classes will be held in-person. The remaining percent will be held remotely. Classes for students begin Aug. 26. In addition to this, only students will be allowed in their dorms for the duration of the week. Parents and other people helping students move in are not allowed into the dorms. For more information, click here. If someone tests positive, they’ll be encouraged to head back home for two weeks or otherwise stay in a special building where you can self-quarantine. Before moving in, students will need to be tested for the coronavirus immediately upon arrival. The university says results should be available within 30 minutes of testing.last_img read more

Indian retail tech start-up Perpule expands market to SEA

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first_imgHe added that the company would focus on retailers in the electronics, fashion, food and beverage, and groceries sectors.Pathak said retailers were among those most-affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that it aimed to help retailers continue operating during the ongoing health crisis. In Indonesia, the coronavirus has infected more than 70,700 people as of Thursday afternoon, while also disrupting business activities as citizens are told to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus.The start-up estimated that the retail market in Southeast Asia was worth more than US$700 billion, and with the pandemic propelling e-commerce adaptation, the industry is predicted to grow 25 percent this year.Publicly listed retailer Matahari Department Store welcomed the expansion while stating that it was currently doing a project with Perpule.“The Perpule platform has been built with the right focus to support the needs of growing modern retail, and we see it being used widely in all our stores in the future,” Matahari Department Store chief financial officer Niraj Jain said in a statement.Perpule claimed it would be able to help retailers migrate to the online platform within seven to 15 days.The platform will be equipped with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sales (POS) solutions, as well as a payment gateway and customer loyalty program. (eyc)Topics : India-based tech start-up Perpule has launched its online marketplace service, Perpule E-Commerce+, to help offline retailers in Southeast Asia to shift to an online platform and mobile application, as part of its market expansion strategy.In a statement released on Wednesday, the company announced it aimed to grab 20 percent of the e-commerce market share in the region with the launch, including in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.“We are very excited to be present in Southeast Asia and we will do our best to ensure that retailers have a successful journey in going online,” Perpule CEO and cofounder Abhinav Pathak said in a statement.last_img read more

​ATP returns slow in Q3 amid macro outlook, recession fears

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first_imgDenmark’s ATP, the country’s largest pension fund, saw investment returns boosted between July and September by strong profits on government and mortgage bonds, but the quarterly gains continued to shrink from a buoyant first quarter.The return on the pension fund’s investment portfolio – which consisted at the beginning of July of the fund’s bonus potential of DKK119.5bn (€16bn), with borrowing from its much larger hedging portfolio bringing the market value to DKK337.3bn – was DKK7.3bn before expenses and tax. This was lower than the DKK9.6bn reported for the second quarter and DKK20bn in the first.Asked to comment on the trend, ATP’s chief executive Bo Foged told IPE: “I guess it comes down to the macro outlook and the fear of recession, and that is why you are seeing returns slowing down. “You should always be a bit worried in my position”Bo Foged, ATP chief executiveAsked about the prospects for full-year returns, Foged said: “You should always be a bit worried in my position, especially when we have had a bull market for about 11 years, and fairly low volatility.“I am keeping my hand on the steering wheel and an eye on our risk consumption,” he said, adding he was watching out specifically for any changes to short-term volatility that could be a warning sign for markets.Risk levels in the investment portfolio had been reined in somewhat in the third quarter in relative terms, he said, in response to the market outlook.The value of of ATP’s guaranteed pensions rose by DKK121.9bn between January and September – mainly because of falling interest rates for Danish and European government bonds with long residual maturity, the fund said – but added that at the same time, its hedging portfolio showed a positive return after tax of DKK122.8bn.“Hedging thus worked as intended,” the fund said.Including both the bonus potential and the guaranteed pensions of DKK809.8bn, ATP’s total assets rose to DKK933.6bn at the end of September from DKK785bn at the end of December 2018. “However, we have had a fantastic year, with great returns on all asset classes,” he said.He also said the steepness of the falling trend was deceptive because the very high return in the first quarter had been partly due to a market bounce following sharp falls in prices in the last quarter of 2018.CIO recruitmentRegarding ATP’s current CIO vacancy following the departure of Kasper Ahrndt Lorenzen in September, Foged said the pension fund had drawn up a short list of candidates.“The process is still running and I hope we’ll be able to make an announcement in the next couple of months,” he said.Overall, in the first three quarters of this year, ATP’s investment portfolio has made a 40% return relative to the bonus potential at the start of the year before costs and taxes, the fund announced.But relative to its guaranteed benefits, the result for January to September before updating for life expectancy was 3.5%, which was higher than its five-year return ratio on this basis (2%).ATP said it was primarily government and mortgage bonds, along with Danish and foreign listed equities that contributed to the historically high nine-month return on the investment portfolio. The asset classes produced returns of DKK19.5bn, DKK7bn, and DKK5bn, respectively in the nine-month period.In the fund’s results announcement Foged said that ATP would “continue our disciplined approach to portfolio construction and risk management to safeguard the basic financial security for members in the longer term, particularly as we anticipate lower investment returns in future years and greater fluctuations”.ATP’s business model has come in for some criticism recently.last_img read more

More MPs opposing gay marriage

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first_imgNZ Herald 29 Aug 2012A bill to legalise gay marriage is expected to clear its historic first hurdle this evening, but the battle lines have been clearly drawn as lobby groups and a growing number of MPs declare their opposition. Sixty-four MPs have said they will back the amendment to marriage legislation ahead of the first reading. It needs 61 votes to progress to a select committee. Labour MP Louisa Wall, the bill’s sponsor, made a final plea to opposing and fence-sitting MPs yesterday, saying the present law discriminated against same-sex and transgender couples. “[A marriage licence] is the only licence you can’t get if you’re homosexual in New Zealand. I feel it’s wrong and we need to make sure that we live in a just and equal society.” She had the backing of all but three of her caucus. Ross Robertson, Su’a William Sio and Damien O’Connor will vote “no” this evening. Mr Robertson and Mr Sio were among a group of MPs who met conservative lobby group Family First on the steps of Parliament yesterday to accept a 48,000-strong petition calling for the bill to be scrapped.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10830173Historic same-sex marriage vote todayDom Post 29 Aug 2012A historic first vote in favour of gay marriage is expected today, sparking sharp political and moral division. Another Labour MP, Damien O’Connor, broke ranks with most of his caucus colleagues yesterday, suggesting Parliament should be focused on “far bigger issues” – and ACT leader John Banks made a U-turn on historical anti-gay comments to back the bill. Other MPs ducked for cover, refusing any comment on how they would vote. “We need to uphold marriage as a structure, as a construct around family life as a best intent,” Mr O’Connor said. “There are far bigger issues in society, and the inequality across the board that’s being driven by the National Government is something everyone should be concerned about and that’s what we should be focusing on.” Mr O’Connor will join fellow Labour MPs Su’a William Sio and Ross Robertson in voting against the bill led by their caucus colleague Louisa Wall. Rallies both for and against Ms Wall’s Definition of Marriage Amendment Bill will turn out at Parliament today ahead of the first reading vote, which is expected late tonight. Lobbyists about Parliament yesterday included a Korean delegation of pastors strongly against gay marriage. “Marriage is created and ordained by God . . . as a unit between one man and one woman to reflect the image of God,” the Rev Chang Bum Ko said. He said he would return to Korea if the bill became law. The pastors handed MPs a legal opinion by lawyer Ian Bassett, which was commissioned by the lobby group Family First. Mr Bassett’s opinion suggested church ministers, marriage celebrants and even wedding photographers who withheld their services to same-sex couples on the grounds of a moral objection to gay marriage would be breaking the law if Ms Wall’s bill was adopted. Family First delivered a petition to Parliament that it said included 50,000 signatures against gay marriage. “Same-sex couples already have legal recognition through civil unions, so there is no need to redefine marriage,” its director, Bob McCoskrie, said. But Ms Wall said there was “an inherent discrimination” against same-sex couples in the law. Pastors would still be able to choose who they performed a marriage ceremony for, she said. “What I don’t like is scaremongering.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/7566696/Lobbyists-gather-before-marriage-votelast_img read more

Hornberger, Evelyn

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first_imgEvelyn Hornberger, 81, of Lawrenceville, Indiana passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Born January 21, 1936, to the parents of Lawrence and Marie Dierckman, she lived in the Sunman area her entire life.  She is survived by her daughter Tracy (Randy) Stenger of St. Leon, her grandsons Ryan (Sue) Hornberger of Cincinnati, OH and Brady Hornberger of Batesville, granddaughter Kelsey Stenger (fiance Caleb Spence) of St. Leon and two great grandchildren Zachary and Cena Hornberger. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband James Hornberger, son Gene Hornberger, daughter-in-law Theresa Hornberger, parents Lawrence and Marie Dierckman, sister Alma Herbert and brother-in-law Jim Callahan.  Siblings include Thelma (Don) Schornick of Milan, IN, Anna Mae Callahan of St. Leon IN, Myrtle (Hershel) Hildebrand of Sunman, IN, Arnie (Sharon) Dierckman of Sunman, IN, Ronald Dierckman, Carol (John) Knue of Waco, TX and Roger (Viv) Dierckman of Holton, IN.Evelyn retired from Pri-Pak in Lawrenceburg, IN in 2010 after a long history with the company.  She had many friends from her working years and would frequently get together with them to celebrate birthdays and holidays.Evelyn loved the spring and summer months when she could tend to her garden, flowers and mowing her lawn.  She enjoyed time cooking her famous chicken and dumplings and baking sugar cookies with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was well known for her blackberry custard pies, which were a highlight at family holidays.  Evelyn was a huge fan of East Central High School sports with football being her favorite.  She attended every game she possibly could with her brother Arnie and his wife Sharon.  She had her “spot”on the bleachers, which she reserved weekly by putting down a blanket days prior to any home game.  Neither rain nor cold weather would keep her away from seeing “her boys” play.Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Parish Life center in St. Leon, with rosary at 4:00.  Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00AM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Church with burial at St. Jacobs Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, St. Jacobs Cemetery Fund, Sunman Life Squad or the family wishes.last_img read more

Grant House Earns Silver With Swim Relay Teams At Pan Am Games

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first_imgFormer Sunman and Bright resident Grant House recently earned two silver medals as part of Team USA in the Swimming 800 and 400 Freestyle Relays at The Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru as well as a sixth place finish in the 200 Freestyle. Grant also captured gold at The World University Games in Naples, Italy as part of 800 Meter Freestyle Relay team.House is currently a member of The Arizona State Sun Devils Swimming team and the son of legendary East Central AquaTrojan Coaches Ray and Sue House.Courtesy of Ray and Sue House.last_img read more

Iago Aspas to be sidelined

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first_imgVigo (Spain): Celta Vigo and Spain striker Iago Aspas is set to be sidelined for about four weeks due to a muscle injury on his right leg, his club announced on Wednesday.The 31-year-old forward, who is the top Spanish scorer in La Liga this season with 10 goals, sustained the injury during Celta’s last match in 2018 against Barcelona on Saturday, reports Efe.“The player suffers a probable muscle tear in the internal calf of his right leg,” the club said. “He will undergo an ultrasound scan in the next few days to find out the exact extent of the injury.”Celta’s statement added: “If the existence of broken muscle fibres is confirmed, the period of absence will be around four weeks, according to the medical services of the club.”The Spanish international striker will, thus, miss at least the upcoming four matches against Athletic Club, Rayo Vallecano, Valencia and Real Valladolid. (IANS) Also Read: Aspas in Spain squad as Diego Costa withdrawslast_img read more

Volleyball teams depart for Border Games in Brazil

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first_imgBy Tamica GarnettDESPITE a less than satisfactory time for preparatory training, spirits were high as the two male and one female volleyball teams departed Guyana yesterday afternoon for Boa Vista, Brazil to take part in the annual Border Games, scheduled to be held from August 5 – 7. President of the Demerara Volleyball Association, Trevor Williams, who travelled with the team, explained that due to unavoidable circumstances surrounding the use of the practice facility – the National Gymnasium – the teams could not have been given as much training time as we would have hoped for.The Gymnasium is one of two primary indoor facilities, in Georgetown, being utilised by most sporting disciplines, the other being the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).However, due to the CASH being occupied for some time with the hosting of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Under-16 Championships, several sporting disciplines were moved to the Gymnasium, limiting the amount of time any particular sport could have been allotted use of the facility.This left the volleyball teams at a disadvantage.“They are prepared, but we could have done better with more practice time. Given that we had to share space with other sporting disciplines in the gymnasium we didn’t get all the training we needed. But the teams have been playing at very good standard, especially the male team,” Williams explained.The departing teams are the Guyana Defence Force and Young Achievers on the male side, and Vanguard, the lone female team. Each team comprises 12 players and a coach.More is expected from the male teams. For the female team the focus is more on using the opportunity to give the team some exposure.“The female team have not been tested enough locally but they’ve been the champions and they’ve played well over the last season or so. However, they need a higher level of competition at this point so it’s going to be interesting for them out there.” Williams explained.GDF team captain Dester Hoppie, is expecting tough competition from the country which won the volleyball women’s gold and men’s silver at the 2012 Olympic Games.“Brazil is a tough team at any level, and we’re going to reach teams from three states, Roraima, Amapa and Minas, which are going to be really good teams.” Hoppie said.He added that “What we’re working on is that we have guys who are familiar with our particular rotation. We try to be innovative in our rotation, so this is our plan against them. You find more of the club teams positioning their players in a particular way; we’ve altered our rotation to suit our strengths so that’s what we’re going for.”Outside of dealing with the challenges of training, the contingent also faced its own share of financial woes in getting the necessary funds to get the team to the location – a norm for most sports teams leaving Guyana.Nonetheless, Williams extended heartfelt appreciation to those who did come on board to support, including the National Sports Commission, the Guyana Volleyball Federation, and the players who organised fundraising activities.Williams, however, remains hopeful that next time around there will be more support from the private sector.The complete teams are as follows:GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE: Dester Hoppie (team captain), Jared Douglas, Leslain Baird, Travis Stanley, Abel Moses, Tiffon Douglas, George Adolph, Juan Velazquez, Devon Bowman, Quacy Matherson, Trevon McRae. Coach – Jadeshwar DoolchandYOUNG ACHIEVERS: Kapil Dev Samaroo, Creston Rodney, Klondyke Rodney, Germain George, Geno Ford, Cleveland Peters, Corwin Richards, Ryan Munroe, Rick Ritchie, Ryan Mangroo, Satrohan Ramnarine, Javid Persaud.. Coach – Dharampall EtwarooVANGAURD: Danielle Nikita Samaroo, Leanna Gilkes, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Keisha Bacchus, Teniesha Cort, Kimesha Wallace, Odile Broomes, Soniya, Krysta Amy Yan, Jana Edghill, Subrina Munroe, Mercedes Ford. Coach – Trevor Smith.last_img read more