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first_imgWNY News Now File ImageJAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown Mayor’s Office is seeking perspective members for the city’s newly reinstated Human Right Commission.Mayor Eddie Sundquist first announced he would bring back the commission last week. His office is now looking for community leaders to join the group.Sundquist says he is taking into consideration the various religious, racial, nationality and political groups that make up the community.In total, the commission will feature 12 citizen members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Members would serve a three year term. The Mayor says the commission’s purpose is to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and nationality groups in the community; inquire into incidents of tension and conflict among or between various racial, religious and nationality groups, and to take such action as may be designed to alleviate such tension and conflict; conduct and recommend such educational programs as in its judgment will increase good will among inhabitants of the community and open new opportunities into all phases of community life for all inhabitants.“Our nation is in a time of mourning, crisis, and reckoning as we have seen the murders of and the reaction to the killing of unarmed African-Americans by both citizens and police across this Country,” said Mayor Sundquist in a statement to the media. “We have seen large protests right here in our City, peacefully calling for change, reform, and justice.”“I hear those calls and have committed to start a dialogue,” explained the Mayor. “I am proud to announce that I am restarting the Jamestown Commission on Human Rights to foster deeper understanding between the diverse peoples that make up Jamestown. As a City, we grow more and more diverse every day, a strength that will allow the collective wisdom of our experiences to foster greater empathy for all our neighbors.”“As we have seen here in Jamestown, it is not just our elected officials who can be leaders but members of the community who are willing to make their voices heard,” furthered Sundquist. “I am proud of all those who have committed to speak out and hold us accountable to our words on these issues. It is for that reason that I encourage all to apply to serve on the Commission.”Residents interested in joining the commission are encouraged to apply online at JamestownNY.gov/boards. 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),Just out of curiosity Mayor, I would like to know if I am correct in believing my mother Phoebe A.Thies was the first ( or close to the first) chairperson the the origionalHuman Right Commission.,Must you live in Jamestown?What if you are prior resident still working in Jamestown?last_img read more

first_imgLet It Go, the new album from Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists The Infamous Stringdusters, will be released April 1 on the band’s own High Country Recordings.To celebrate the release, the quintet will embark on a two-month cross-country spring tour that starts Wednesday, March 12 at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Va.We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the big opening night show. Enter below to win![contact-form-7 404 “Not Found”]last_img

first_imgKnown locally as both the mountain biking and apple capital of Georgia, Ellijay is situated in the charming hills of north Georgia’s scenic Gilmer County. Its surroundings are home to eleven mountain hiking trails, fifty-nine mountain bike trails, several impressive waterfalls, and some of the best trout waters in the Southeast.Ellijay’s public lands are bountiful. Nearby parks and land management areas include Fort Mountain State Parks as well as the Cohutta and Rich Mountain Wilderness Areas. Gilmer County is also home to the Coosawattee River, the basis for James Dickey’s epic novel and the 1972 classic film Deliverance. The nearby Cartecay River is one of the most scenic class III rivers in the South. Also near Ellijay, Amicalola Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in Georgia, and the park is the access point for the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? There is a secret rock hole behind Blueberry Falls on the Cartecay River where you can swim through the falls.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more

first_img 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details It’s February, but still early enough in the year for fresh starts and new beginnings. People like me who love a good meal, might make a resolution to slim down in the new year. Those struggling financially may resolve that this is the year they get their finances in order. Sadly, less than 50% of people who make resolutions are ultimately successful. That’s not a very encouraging statistic, but it could be worse.What’s worse than breaking a resolution? Not making one at all. The first quarter is the most important time of year for credit unions. If you’re going to have a successful year, what happens in the first quarter sets the tone for the following months. But that doesn’t stop many credit union leaders from drifting through Q1 thinking “Aw, what the hell, there’s plenty of time to get it right.” The result? They end up scrambling in the middle (or worse, at the end) of the year to achieve success.Is 2018 going to be a rousing success or a dismal failure? Here are 6 resolutions your board and leadership team should make right now to make sure 2018 is successful, instead of a disappointing repeat of years past.Define success. It’s hard to be successful if you don’t know what success looks like. Your definition of success should be specific. “We want to grow loans” will only result in more failure because you didn’t define what loan growth looks like. “We want to grow members.” How many members? What are the qualities that distinguish a good credit union member? What initiatives need to be established in order to successfully meet your goal?Start fresh. Focusing on last year’s failures isn’t only worth your time if those narratives help shape this year’s strategic plan. Stop replaying the shortcomings of 2017. If the previous year’s failures are threatening to repeat in 2018, define what led to those failures and create a plan to overcome them in Q1 so you can move forward.Start with the easy wins. When we’re creating a growth plan for new clients, we always look for the easy wins first—action items that can be completed quickly. This provides an energizing sense of accomplishment while we’re tackling larger initiatives behind the scenes. These quick and easy wins will boost your team’s confidence and provide a foundation the success of future projects.Be flexible. When implementing a strategic plan, you will get things wrong. You’ll make a wrong assumption or set a poorly defined goal. There’s no shame in making a mistake, but there’s danger failing to recognize it. Call a spade a spade. Take action. Make the necessary corrections and move forward.Kill the pet projects. Running a creative firm, I’m all too familiar with the temptation to fall in love with a project only to have a brave team member tell me it’s just not that great of an idea. While it appeals to me, it has zero relevance to my client’s audience. The same goes for credit unions. You may be in love with your printed quarterly newsletter, but do you know how often it’s getting read? HINT: You may need an outside perspective to identify the wrong initiatives. Find a member who fits your “ideal member” profile and ask some questions. You can also gain a truly objective opinion by seeking feedback from of an outsider. We provide this perspective for credit unions who get stuck, and looking at their problem from an outsider’s viewpoint routinely helps them identify the areas that are holding them back.Weed out cultural cancer. Giving into a gravitational pull of how things have always been done is one thing. Blatantly conflicting with the credit union’s strategic direction is another story. Identify the maverick(s) and call them out. The longer you wait, the more time they have to sow seeds of discontent. When this behavior goes unchecked it makes the problem more difficult to fix.As you work your plan, resist the temptation to fall back into the nostalgic comfort of what your credit union did back in the good ol’ days. Pursuing success always challenges the status quo. If you don’t feel a little nauseous when you think about your goals and action items, they’re probably not good enough. While your board and leadership team may feel more comfortable falling back on old habits, it’s your job to step in and remind the team of what needs to be accomplished, the goals that were agreed upon, and the long-term benefits for your credit union and your members.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old man was shot to death in front of his Wyandanch home early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.Eric Meade was standing with a group of people in the front yard of his South 26th Street home when he was shot in the head at 1:20 a.m., police said.Relatives took the victim to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

first_imgThe highest amount of losses will apply, as before, to those settlements that are classified in class A tourist places, while for other settlements (located in lower tourist classes) the flat tax will be lower, as is the case with the sojourn tax, reporting from the city of Opatija. At the meeting of the leaders of the City of Opatija, Lovran, Matulji and Mošćenička Draga, a joint proposal was agreed, which will be sent to all representative bodies, according to which the maximum lump sum tax per bed and / or accommodation unit would be 345 kuna, which corresponds to a lump sum sojourn taxes for 2019. RENTERS HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FROM TOURISM? The deadline within which cities and municipalities must make a decision on the amount of the lump sum is January 31, 2019. At the meeting of the heads of local self-governments of the Opatija Riviera, a unique amount of lump sum per bed, ie accommodation unit, was agreed upon With the first day of 2019, renters are expected to increase by 25% accommodation tax. RELATED NEWS: The law stipulates that the lump sum may not be less than HRK 150 or more than HRK 1.500. However, if the city or municipality does not make a decision on the amount of the flat tax within the given deadline, then according to the Act, the lump sum will be 750 kuna per bed. PRIVATE RENTERS ON STRIKE: WHO PROFITS AND WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?last_img read more

first_img43 Waterline Cres, BulimbaThe chance to buy a home steeped in heritage is the only reason Cara and Ben Graham have listed their waterfront Bulimba home for sale.The couple bought the Waterline Crescent house in late 2010, attracted to the family friendly area and the chance to live in a house right on the river with amazing views. “(But) we really like historic homes and so we are moving to the Yungaba property at Kangaroo Point,” Mrs Graham said. “It is just an amazingly unique product and something that, when it became available, we decided to act on.“Other than that we certainly had no intention of shifting, because we love the house we are in.“I think the thing I absolutely love about the house is that all of the space is usable. There is not any area that you would think it is just a redundant space or a wasted space and it is not being used.’’The home is split into two main levels, with a couple of small sub-levels breaking up the floorplan. “It’s just got that amazing flow and feel, so as soon as you walk into the house it just opens up and you get this expanse of open living straight out to the river, which is just beautiful,” Mrs Graham said.She said they virtually lived in the covered outdoor area during summer, using the built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen. It was also an area where they hardly needed to use their car, as they were close to the Oxford St shopping and restaurant precinct, parks and two CityCat terminals.“I ride to work,” Mrs Graham said. “To me it is the perfect proximity for riding to work; it is far enough that you get a decent ride, but not so far that it is not viable. You really can put the car away; it has a double car lockup garage. We tend to walk everywhere it if is around Bulimba, I ride if I come into the city, or you are only a couple of minutes away from two CityCat stops.’’The home has high ceilings, is surrounded by manicured gardens and has a 7.5m solar heated pool.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe kitchen, which is on the ground level, has Caesarstone benchtops, twin Miele fan-forced ovens, a gas cooktop with rangehood and a dishwasher.There is a media room which has a high definition projector, a screen and Bowers and Wilkins stereo system.The main bedroom is upstairs and has river views. It further has high raked ceilings, a custom-built wardrobe and open ensuite with freestanding bathtub and large shower. The other three bedrooms are also on the upper level, as is the laundry and a secondary deck off the side of the home. DETAILS: 43 Waterline Crescent, Bulimba4 bed, 3 bath, 2 carAgent: Sarah Hackett, Place BulimbaAuction: Thursday August 3, 12.30pmlast_img read more

first_imgSenior citizens who receive a monthly pension of below P6,000 are also included in the list of left out beneficiary. “We do not know the reason why the amount for the left out SAP recipients was not downloaded,” she said. The letter of appeal was signed on June 2 and addressed to the DSWD and the Department of Interior and Local Government. Here’s the number of left out Antique  SAP beneficiaries by town:* Culasi – 4,346* Sibalom – 3,585* Patnongon – 1,965* Libertad – 1,701* San Remigio – 1,596* Pandan – 1030* Bugasong – 803* Hamtic – 568* Lau-an – 504* Tobias Fornier – 454* Anini-y – 429* Barbaza – 425* Valderrama – 367* Tibiao – 292* Sebaste – 255* Belison – 215* San Jose – fourThe island municipality of Caluya, meanwhile, has not reported any left out recipient. The delay could be due to the lack of information provided by the target recipients in their Social Amelioration Card and duplication of names, she added. “We, in fact, have submitted a letter of appeal for Antique to be included in the SAP second tranche,” she said. On June 1, DSWD secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, upon the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, issued Memorandum Circular No. 14, series 2020 for the implementation of the emergency subsidy program for additional beneficiaries.center_img A total of 71,656 households from Antique were included in the first tranche released in April 2020.(With a report from PNA/PN) Meanwhile, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said she remains hopeful that this province would be included in the second tranche of the SAP as many Antiqueños displaced by COVID-19 still need financial support. DSWD-Antique head Melrose Amaran said they were supposed to distribute the financial assistance of P6,000 each to the left out beneficiaries starting June 22 but the allocation was not yet downloaded to the province’s local government units. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in this province is still waiting for the release of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds for 18,539 left out beneficiaries economically displaced due to coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. First tranche beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Barangay Guintas, Hamtic, Antique observe social distancing while waiting to claim their cash assistance in this undated photo. The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the province is still waiting for the SAP funds of its 18,359 left out recipients. HAMTIC PNP PCRlast_img read more

first_imgBefore a near week off, No. 5 Syracuse (12-0) will take on Drexel (8-1) inside the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. Drexel has won six straight, including a matchup with Big East opponent Louisville.The Dragons are perhaps the Orange’s toughest mid-major nonconference opponent, something head coach Jim Boeheim alluded to in his postgame press conference following the team’s win over Morgan State on Monday.‘Wednesday is going to be really difficult,’ Boeheim said. ‘Drexel is a really good, really physical team. We get one day off and get ready to get here on Wednesday.’With a win over Drexel, SU would be perfect through nonconference play for the second consecutive season before it starts its Big East slate on Dec. 28 against Providence. Here’s a look at how Syracuse matches up with the Dragons:POINT GUARDAdvertisementThis is placeholder textScoop Jardine6-2, 190, JR.12.7 PPG, 6.0 APGFrantz Massenat6-4, 180, FR.5.3 PPG, 3.3 APGJardine is tied for third in the Big East with six assists per game and is fourth with two steals per game.SHOOTING GUARDBrandon Triche6-4, 205, SO.8.9 PPG, 3.8 APGGerald Colds6-1, 180, SR.10.8 PPG, 2.3 APGColds is Drexel’s workhorse, playing more than 34 minutes a game thus far. He will likely shift to the point when Chris Fouch enters the game.SMALL FORWARDKris Joseph6-7, 210, JR.13.1 PPG, 4.9 RPGDerrick Thomas6-4, 190, SO.6.4 PPG, 2.3 RPGJoseph will have a, well, sizeable size advantage here all game. Drexel’s lineup is guard-heavy, and Joseph needs to exploit that here.POWER FORWARDRick Jackson6-9, 240, SR.13.8 PPG, 11.8 RPGSammie Givens6-5, 220, JR.11.8 PPG, 11.8 RPGJackson has an obvious size advantage here, but faces a player who has been similarly dominant on the boards and scoring around the basket. Givens has been Drexel’s most steady player, collecting double-double’s in eight of nine games so far.CENTERFab Melo7-0, 244, FR.2.7 PPG, 2.1 RPGDaryl McCoy6-9, 270, SO.5.6 PPG, 8.7 RPGMcCoy is a bit undersized in terms of height, but is physical and has dominated inside at times this season. Regardless of who is playing inside for the Orange, McCoy will have to be accounted for.COACHJim Boeheim841-293, 34 seasonsBruiser Flint243-197, 15 seasonsFlint is still flying under the radar a bit despite his success at Drexel over the years. Boeheim has the advantage in experience, but Flint is one coach who could devise a game plan to knock off the Orange. Comments BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONSAndrew L. JohnSyracuse 78, Drexel 63This could be an upset alert, as Drexel is playing well this season. Ultimately, SU survives again.Brett LoGiuratoSyracuse 72, Drexel 67This one will come down to the wire. In the end, I think Joseph and Jackson carry the Orange to victory.Tony OliveroSyracuse 77, Drexel 67Perfect, again FREE THROWS• Drexel beat Louisville 52-46 on Dec. 14, handing the Cardinals their first-ever loss in the KFC Yum! Center.• Chris Fouch, Drexel’s leading scorer, does not start, but plays an average of 30.8 minutes per game. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm FORTUNE COOKIE: Can SU catch the dragon? BIG NUMBER: 14.2Drexel’s rebounding margin advantage, per game. By comparison, SU out-rebounds its opponents by 5.9 per game thus far. STAT TO KNOWSyracuse had a season-high 34 assists on 39 field goals in Monday’s 97-55 win over Morgan State.last_img read more

first_imgThe USC women’s swimming and diving team swam circles around crosstown rival UCLA Saturday afternoon, outclassing the Bruins in Westwood for the third consecutive year, 164.5-135.5.Dominating · Freshman distance swimmer Haley Anderson and the Women of Troy handily beat UCLA on Saturday. Anderson captured the 1650-yard freestyle in 16:17.81, nearly eight seconds faster than the field. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The Women of Troy (11-2, 4-2) improved to 20-16 all-time against UCLA and finished their regular season ranked ninth in the nation. UCLA fell to 5-4 overall, 2-4 in the Pac-10, going belly-up in its last three dual meets of the year.The emotion of the rivalry meet made for some of the best swimming of the season ­— the last for four USC seniors. The teams combined to set nine Spieker Aquatics Center records and 48 season-best times.“Everyone brings their best to the UCLA meet,” said USC head coach Dave Salo. “That’s what makes it so much fun.”Juniors Presley Bard and Lyndsay DePaul, sophomore Ania Kowalczyk and freshman Christel Simms set the tone early, opening with a season-best and pool-record 1:40.08 in the 200-yard medley relay. DePaul, Bard and freshman Haley Anderson all finished the day with two first-place finishes apiece to lead the Trojans.Anderson earned her first win of the meet in the 1650-yard freestyle with a pace of 16:17.81, nearly eight seconds ahead of UCLA’S Samantha Vanden Berge. DePaul followed the performance with a 1:46.92 time in the 200-yard free, another first-place effort and a Spieker Aquatics Center record. Freshman Kate Shumway and senior Krissy Forelli added four points with third- and fifth-place finishes, respectively.In the last dual meet of her career, senior co-captain Dina Hegazy swam a season best 54.72 in the 100-yard backstroke to take second place for the Trojans. Hegazy finished only behind Bard, who claimed her second pool record at 53.86.Several freshmen made a splash in the final count as well, from both the platforms and the springboard. Jordan Danny improved her season-best by nearly three seconds with a second-place effort in the 100-yard breaststroke. Her third-place 2:13.18 swim in the 200-yard breaststroke was more than four seconds faster than her previous record. Freshman Ariel Rittenhouse had another big day on the 1-meter springboard, edging sophomore teammate Victoria Ishimatsu 301.13 to 299.78.UCLA took the final event of the day, winning the 400-yard free relay consolation prize in 3:23.86. The Bruins’ time was enough to out-swim water, as USC was disqualified from the event.The win will earn USC five important points toward the Crosstown Gauntlet, a trophy awarded annually to the university who wins the most head-to-head athletic matchups over the other. The Trojans currently hold a 35-25 lead in this year’s contest.The Trojans start postseason competition Feb. 24 at the 2010 Pac-10 championships in Long Beach, Calif. The NCAA championships begin March 18 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.last_img read more