Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stolen Tool Theft

first_imgMGN Stock Image.ARKWRIGHT – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after a Ford pick-up truck and subsequent a large quantity of construction tools was stolen last month.Investigators say a red 2011 Ford F-350 pick-up truck was stolen on May 21 around 4:30 a.m. from a location on Center Road in the Town of Arkwright.The truck, deputies say, was later recovered but all the tools inside were taken from the vehicle.The tools included several Dewalt and Makita hand tools, drills, impact drivers, socket sets, GPS unit, Husky tool set, craftsman toolbox, torch set, gauges, oxygen, propane tanks, welding helmets and other miscellaneous tools. Deputies say the victim used the tools to perform his job duties.Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (716) 753-4921. 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

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Amityville Man Admits Fatally Beating Boy, 4

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Amityville man has admitted to beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old godson to death because the toddler would not go to sleep last year.Jonathan Thompson pleaded guilty Thursday at Suffolk County court to second-degree murder.Prosecutors said the 32-year-old man was babysitting the child, Adonis Reed, for his girlfriend when he repeatedly struck the victim, causing a lacerated liver, bruises and contusions to the heart, pancreas, lungs and other organs in January 2013.Judge Barbara Kahn agreed to sentence Thompson to 15 years to life in prison on Nov. 17 in exchange for his plea.last_img read more

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2021 – Credit union strategies in the year of the “reset”!

first_imgAccording to the Chinese Calendar, 2021 is the Zodiac Year of the Cow wearing a golden bell! The gold is connected to finance and people will be watching their money very closely in the coming year of the cow. The cow is part of the earth group related to farmland that helps crops grow – that brings life-sustaining happiness to people – that brings them together and fosters relationships. So each of us would do well to focus more on re-connecting with family/friends and taking care of each other as we move into the new year.This year the global Covid-19 pandemic has forced many businesses and individuals to re-think and re-imagine the future. There will not be a return to normal—the new normal will be a reset of our norms based on the lessons learned due to this world-wide health crises going forward.In addition, the recent political elections/turmoil in the USA will cause more anxiety and market place uncertainty in 2021 and will bring about unsettling times.More than ever 2021 will not be the time for credit unions to become conservative or play it too cautious. Credit unions have weathered the financial storm well this year. Our movement should capitalize even more of the steady success we have had this year and really focus on our differentiation as a member-owned local financial institution in the communities we serve.We must be heroes to our members, keep demonstrating our mission/purpose, and tell our “people helping people” story more so we can focus on continuing to be the first financial responders and life-lines to our members’ financial needs.The new reset in 2021 for credit unions will include:Giving members a strong member/values experienceMore exponential rise of electronic transactions 24/7/365Continued staff working remotely form homeMore virtual staff/board trainingContinued virtual board meetingsRise of online inquiries/orderingHelping more members needing financial assistance/counseling/dealing with unemployment situations/small business lendingIncrease social media communicationsVigilant protection of employees/membersRemote lendingTrends for potential increased business opportunities for credit unions in the new year to watch for:Home equity loans for improvements (home offices/family caves/backyard landscaping)Boat/personal watercraft/RV/camper/ATV loans (closer to home travel/see the USA travel)Second vacation home loansBe prepared for pent-up desire for new auto loans in 2021Lower rate credit cards with rewardsMember Business Lending (post-PPP)Finally, credit unions will need more cowbell in the year of the cow!We should continue to be visible and promote who we are in supporting members needs and in the communities where we serve, no matter what challenges will be faced by all. It may mean the difference between just surviving and thriving in 2021. To be continued… 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Vardallas John A. Vardallas CAE, CUDE is Founder/CEO of The AmericanBoomeR Group, a Madison, Wisconsin based speaking/consulting firm. He is also Senior Faculty Advisor/Project Evaluator for SCMS and … Web: www.theamericanboomer.com Detailslast_img read more

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Socially connecting at a physical distance: Staying active in Broome County

first_imgGoldstein said when the weather is nice, the driving range is packed and customers continuously thank them for being open. In addition to playing tennis, golf courses and driving ranges are open. The Polar Shot Driving Range in Johnson City has been open since golf courses reopened toward the end of April, and like the tennis center, it has new policies in place. After being closed for two months, owner Michael Starke said the center’s new motto is to “socially connect at a physical distance,” as they’ve implemented new policies to keep members and the tennis pros safe. “All the golf balls are dipped in bleach product they sanitize the balls, instead of coming up to the window to pay, they walk over and get the balls that are stored outside, not a lot of interaction,” said golf instructor Barry Goldstein. Whether it’s golf, tennis or a different outdoor activity, staying active and being outside is encouraged. Starke said they are avoiding people being at the net together, and emphasized “we just need to maintain that physical distance at all times, and that is the challenge. But we’re up for that challenge.”center_img Only the outdoor courts are open, and pros must wear masks up until they begin play. The center has also marked “X’s” on chairs and benches to show people where to sit on the courts, and they recommend opening a new can of balls for every player. The courts also have sanitation spray scattered throughout and a list of guidelines posted for members to see. (WBNG) — As parts of New York state re-open today, low-risk recreational activities are also allowed to reopen, including the Binghamton Tennis Center. “Naturally, you’re keeping your distance from people. Golf’s just a great sport and people love being around it,” he says. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

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Indonesia confirms human case of H5N1; 6 more people ill in Vietnam

first_imgJun 15, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has infected a person in Indonesia, authorities confirmed today, marking the spread of the disease among people to a fourth nation.A poultry worker who was among 81 people tested for avian flu in Indonesia last March has tested positive in two rounds of testing conducted in Hong Kong, the Washington Post reported today. It is the first known case of avian flu among Indonesians. Other countries with human cases of avian flu since 2003 are Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.Indonesia has suffered H5N1 outbreaks in poultry intermittently since 2003, but authorities previously said the strain differed from that in other countries in that it wasn’t infecting people, the newspaper said. Scientific details about the strain were not available today.The poultry worker had a relatively low concentration of antibodies to H5N1 and has shown no symptoms of illness, authorities told the newspaper.The same cannot be said for another half-dozen people in Vietnam who have been hospitalized with avian flu in the past week, according to Vietnamese newspapers and the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters news services. All six patients remain at the National Institute for Clinical Research of Tropical Medicine in Hanoi, according to the Tuoi Tre newspaper in Vietnam.All six people are from northern Vietnam, which has continued to generate human cases since mid-December 2004. Five of them are in stable condition, the AP reported. Most of the avian flu patients have been found to have had contact with infected birds, although the specter of human-to-human transmission still hovers. A physician who had been in contact with the current group of patients has developed a fever and is suspected of being infected.The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday announced an updated case count for Vietnam, adding three more human cases that occurred in May. These six cases appear to be new, as they were all diagnosed in the past week, the AP said.last_img read more

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Indonesia to release 30,000 prisoners early amid virus concerns

first_imgIndonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons.A document issued by the law and human rights ministry reviewed by Reuters stipulated that adult prisoners would be eligible for parole if they had served two-thirds of their sentences, while children would be eligible if they served half of their jail term.Ministry spokesman Bambang Wiyono said on Tuesday the parole would encompass around 30,000 prisoners. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and President Joko Widodo on Tuesday declared a national public health emergency in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak. So far, the government has reported 1,414 infections and 122 deaths from the virus, but some officials and experts believe a lack of testing has masked the scale of the outbreak.Official data shows there are 270,386 prisoners across Indonesia, more than twice the official capacity of its jails, as a war on drugs has led to a surge in the number of people locked up. Many centers also lack proper sanitation, which makes inmates particularly vulnerable to the spread of diseases.Read also: Overcrowded and understaffed, prisons scramble to protect inmates from infectionErasmus Napitupulu, executive director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR), welcomed the parole, but urged the government to widen it to include more prisoners.Other countries including Iran and the United States have also released prisoners early in a bid to stem the accelerating spread of coronavirus in jails.Widodo has said he would impose stricter rules on mobility and social distancing as a study presented to the government warned that more than 140,000 people could die from the coronavirus by May unless it takes tougher action. Topics :last_img read more

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Indonesian glass now free from Philippines safeguard tariffs

first_img“This decision will definitely boost Indonesian glass exports to the Philippines again,” said Agus.Prior to the decision, Indonesia had submitted a written argument against the tariff to the Philippines, was represented in hearings and worked with Philippine importers, said Pradnyawati, the director of trade safeguards at the ministry.“We should be proud of Indonesia’s successful joint effort against the investigation,” said Pradnyawati. “But we have to remain wary because the Philippines has been actively using safeguard instruments lately, such as a special agricultural safeguard against our instant coffee.”Instant coffee, which is one of the top-four Indonesian exports to the Philippines, saw an export decline of 15.24 percent yoy to $2.07 billion in the January-April period.Topics : Indonesian exports of clear and tinted float glass may now enter the Philippine market free from safeguard tariffs, the Trade Ministry announced on Monday.Philippine’s Trade and Industry Department and Tariff Commission issued on June 30 its decision to drop a safeguard investigation that was started in February 2019 on imports of clear and tinted float glass from all countries, including Indonesia.Srie Agustina, the acting director general of international trade at the Indonesian Trade Ministry, said on Monday that the Philippines would impose a safeguard tariff only if it could find evidence that a rise in glass imports caused serious injury or threatened injury to its domestic industry, in line with the rules set by the World Trade Organization (WTO). “In the case of Indonesian glass, the investigation has not found such evidence,” Srie said in a statement.However, the Philippines had already imposed a temporary safeguard tariff of 2,385 pesos (US$57.43) per ton between October 2019 and May, leading to a severe drop in Indonesian glass exports.The value of Indonesian glass exports fell by 79 percent year-on-year to $270,400 in the January-April period overall. Indonesia still managed to book an annual increase in glass exports of 56.8 percent to $635,000 in 2019, the ministry said.The newly issued decision to cancel the tariff is expected to lead to a recovery in Indonesian glass exports, said Indonesian Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto.last_img read more

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Gold Coast home snapped up days before auction

first_img10 Australis Court, Mermaid WatersA WATERFRONT home at Mermaid Waters has sold days before it was scheduled to go under the hammer.The property at 10 Australis Court was due to be auctioned off on Saturday, March 24, but a couple, determined not to let the property “slip through their fingers” snapped it up for $1.3 million beforehand. 10 Australis Court, Mermaid WatersMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoPrincipal of Ray White Mermaid Waters Mitch Palmer said the couple missed out on a property they wanted at another auction so refused to let another slip through their fingers.“They were really keen to make sure they got this one,” Mr Palmer said.“They really saw the value of Mermaid Waters and the position there.”Mr Palmer said the 986sq m block and its location close to the beach and surrounding shops and cafes attracted potential buyers.“We had more than 65 groups through during its time on the market,” Mr Palmer said. 10 Australis Court, Mermaid Waters 10 Australis Court, Mermaid Waters“You are a good distance to the beach, which is a big drawcard.”According to CoreLogic data, the property was listed in February and sold in 30 days.Mr Palmer predicted Mermaid Waters would thrive over the next year as it offered a similar lifestyle to suburbs like Broadbeach Waters but had a lower median sale price. 10 Australis Court, Mermaid Waterslast_img read more

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Old photos show how homes have changed

first_imgThe living space in one of the earlier AVJennings house designs.Historical photographs from one of Australia’s oldest residential developers show just how far home design has come over the decades.To mark the induction of its founder, Sir Albert Victor Jennings, into the Australian Property Hall of Fame last week, the company has opened its archives, revealing how trends and technology have changed how we live.Sir Albert, or AV, launched the company during the Great Depression, mortgaging and later selling his own home for his first build.He went on to launch Australia’s first display home, and was behind the introduction of curved roads and cul-de-sacs in housing estates. However, it was the house designs that really changed, with block sizes shrinking significantly over the decades. But where back yards have been shrinking, company records show that interiors have been increasing. Average house sizes have grown by about 25-30sq m every decade. THEN: A model of a 1948 AVJennings home. NOW: The kitchen is no longer tucked away, taking a prominent spot in open plan homes.But Mr Baker, who has worked in the industry for three decades, said the seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces was the biggest gamechanger. THEN: A ‘modern kitchen’ inside a 1950’s AVJennings home.The 1960s kitchen depicts an island-style bench – a key item on most buyers’ wishlists today. Mr Baker said the linoleum floor, however, would likely be ripped up to expose the hardwood floors – a luxury feature in new homes today. NOW: The spacious and light kitchen in one of the homes at the AVJennings Kersley Lane community in Kenmore.center_img NOW: Kersley Lane by AVJennings is a townhouse development. Townhouses are springing up across the southeast, with many developers jumping on infill sites close to the city.AVJennings national design manager Richard Baker said the changes were “all relative”, and reflected the availability of land and the needs and finances of the buyer.“Some of the photographs appear to be from the austere fifties,” he said. “People had come out of two wars, the Depression, and extravagant adornments were considered, by many, to be unnecessary.”More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoOne of the images depicts a “modern kitchen” in a 1950s home. There is no sign of a butlers pantry, stone top island bench or fancy splashback. Mr Baker said that particular kitchen would likely have been found in a middle class home.“Back then, the kitchen was tucked away, out of sight, and used only for food preparation,” he said. “Today, the kitchen is the heart of the home. They are still functional but they have become a statement piece.”He noted that the butlers pantry was not unlike the kitchens of the past, saying they had become “like a hidden sub-kitchen within the statement kitchen”. THEN: The kitchen space in one of the earlier AVJennings house designs in the sixties shows the emergence of the breakfast bar/island bench.The 1950/60’s living room (bottom left) was anything but spacious. “Back then, homes would have had very clear lounge, dining and kitchen spaces,” Mr Baker said.“Construction costs, heating and cooling, would have been factors, but also the Aussie home evolved from that British colonial style.“It really wasn’t until the late eighties or early nineties that we saw the move towards extra living spaces, rumpus rooms, media rooms, and extra dining spaces. I remember the ensuite being a luxury when I was a kid but now it is a requirement.” NOW: Home designs now focus on seamless flow from the indoors to the outdoors.“It is surprising, really, that it has taken us as long as it has (to open up our homes to the great outdoors),” he said.“In these early photographs, there was probably a single door with a flyscreen … now it’s double sliding doors or stackers leading to alfresco dining and outdoor living spaces.” AVJennings has seven new communities in Queensland – Creekwood, Enclave, Essington Rise, Kersley Lane, Parkside, Riverton and Villaggio.last_img read more

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