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) UPDATE: Police Say Argument Likely Led To Thursday ShootingJAMESTOWN – One male was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital Thursday following a late morning shooting at 707 Jefferson St.A heavy police presence remains on scene as of 1 p.m. Police are currently speaking with residents, while also canvassing the area for evidence.In addition, there are multiple bullet hole punctures in the house.There is currently no word on if anyone is in custody. Jefferson Street between West Seventh and Eighth Streets remains closed to traffic.We will continue to follow the story.
Cortera, a premier provider of collections and credit insight for commercial enterprises, today released compelling data that assesses the overall economic health of a region based on how well companies are paying their suppliers. Cortera’s database tracks 18 million public and private companies in the United States based on thousands of trade payment contributors and contains over $250 billion in accounts receivable information. This analysis, which can be accessed at http://www.cortera.com/stats(link is external), revealed the following:Top 10 Best States (% of A/R Past Due)MontanaVermontWyomingNew HampshireMaineSouth DakotaWest VirginiaLouisianaNorth DakotaOklahomaTop 10 Worst States (% of A/R Past Due)NevadaCaliforniaArizonaMinnesotaColoradoIdahoWisconsinMichiganOregonIllinoisAccording to Cortera CEO Jim Swift, “We’re seeing regional trends in tightening cash flow track closely with high unemployment, so it isn’t surprising that six of the ten worst states have higher unemployment rates than the national average. As companies increasingly turn to their suppliers for working capital needs, the ensuing cash crunch can affect the supplier’s ability to make payroll and ultimately lead to layoffs. By publishing monthly statistics on this topic, we hope to identify trends such as a reduction in late payments as an indicator of an economic upturn.”To help companies of all sizes improve their cash flow, Cortera has launched its new Collections Priority Rating — CPR(SM), designed to assist commercial collections departments in evaluating customer portfolios for signs of delinquency, changes in payment behavior and indications of internal and external events that could affect future payment behavior. Unlike a credit score which is typically based on rolling averages, CPR is based on immediate and relevant data that at any given time, can determine a company’s ability to pay. Cortera CPR(SM) also provides a unique segmentation feature that clusters accounts based on overall payment risk. This can assist customers in prioritizing their collection efforts. To learn more about Cortera CPR, visit http://www.cortera.com(link is external).About CorteraIn a sea of business information providers, Cortera is different. Cortera provides a fresh perspective on business information and offers innovative tools to improve corporate intelligence. With its robust database containing virtually every private and public U.S. company, innovative analytics about each of those companies and advanced workflow software, available at http://www.cortera.com/products/(link is external), Cortera helps credit & collections professionals know more than ever before about their prospects, customers and partners. Cortera also offers free company profiles on millions of companies at http://start.cortera.com(link is external). More information about Cortera can be found at http://www.cortera.com(link is external). BOCA RATON, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire/SOURCE Cortera
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A longtime Nassau County lawmaker has admitted to charging a client of his former law firm more than $2 million worth of legal services that he never performed over an eight-year span.Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) pleaded guilty Wednesday at Central Islip federal court to a felony charge of mail fraud. After surrendering to FBI agents last month, he had initially pleaded not guilty before being released on $500,000 bail. He resigned from office shortly before changing his plea.“I want to apologize to my family, my friends, my supporters and my constituents for all that’s transpired,” Denenberg told reporters while flanked by supporters outside the courthouse. “I would like to think that no one fought harder.”Prosecutors said in court documents that the eight-term legislator defrauded a Port Washington-based company while he served as the Intellectual Property Law department chief for Davidoff Malito & Hutcher LLP between November 2006 and June 2014.Earlier this year, Denenberg left the law firm, which filed a lawsuit in September against him seeking to recoup the money, for which he has since paid restitution. Denenberg, who was running for a New York State Senate seat at the time, dropped out of the race later the same day. His would-be rival, Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa), went on to win the race.“Denenberg used his license to practice law to steal, billing for phamtom work to steal money from a client who trusted him,” Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. “Today’s conviction should serve as a reminder that no one is above the law.”The disgraced lawmaker’s attorney, Jason Russo, said that he expects Judge Joanna Seybert to give a “fair sentence” at his next court appearance in May.Following Denenberg’s resignation, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will have to set a date for a special election to fill the vacant seat in the Republican-controlled legislature.“Today is no doubt a hard day for our caucus in learning of the resignation of Legislator Denenberg,” Democratic Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) said in a statement. “We are personally saddened for Dave and his family but are respectful of the judicial process and its outcome.”Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) echoed the sentiment.“This is a very sad day for Mr. Denenberg’s family as well as the Nassau Legislature,” she said in a statement. “I will personally do all that I can to make sure the residents of Legislative District 19 are properly represented until the Legislative seat is filled.”
National Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz announced Thursday that she will seek to streamline the agency’s community charter process. Matz addressed the matter while the board considered an expansion request from Charlotte Metro FCU of Charlotte, N.C. during its monthly meeting.“The Office of Consumer Protection will decide on expansion requests, and if a request is denied, the credit union can appeal to the board,” Matz said, adding that she expected this action could reduce the application process by as much as two months.The change would affect federal credit unions serving communities with more than one million residents. Those credit unions must currently receive approval from the NCUA board for an expansion.CUNA praised the NCUA for addressing the area of regulatory relief.“We thank the agency for streamlining the process for gaining agency approval for field of membership expansion requests,” said Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA’s deputy chief advocacy officer. “This is an important first step in modernizing the field of membership process.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“Recently government-imposed travel restrictions have effectively stifled any hope of a stable and progressive recovery, Norwegian has been hit from all sides by factors outside of our control,” said Norwegian chief executive, Jacob Schram. “This is a sad day for everyone at Norwegian and I sincerely apologise to all our colleagues that are now affected, but there is no other alternative.”He added: “Prior to Covid-19, Norwegian employed more than 10,000 people, but the coming months there will be only 600 colleagues employed. – Advertisement – Norwegian argues its operations are unsustainable in light of travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which actively discourage passengers from travelling. The consequences of the government-imposed travel restrictions are critical and Norwegian needs to keep its running costs to a minimum, while the company continues to work on solutions to survive.“Following the disappointing announcement from the government, we have no choice but to furlough an additional 1,600 colleagues and park 15 of the 21 aircraft we have operated the past months. – Advertisement – OlderServiced apartments weather Covid-19 storm in Europe “Our goal is to keep six aircraft on domestic routes in Norway, and I expect that Norwegian will also receive route support from the ministry of transportation, as previously announced.”Norwegian will continue to operate a small number of routes, from Oslo to Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Evenes, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Molde, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim and Ålesund.Flights will also operate on the Tromsø-Longyearbyen route. Norwegian has furloughed a further tranche of employees and announced new reductions in capacity.The decision follows a move by the government of Norway to deny the low-cost carrier further financial support yesterday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
The home at 40 Fanny St, Annerley is new to the market.A CHARACTER property on the market in Annerley has been transformed into a modern four-bedroom home while maintaining its heritage feel.Paul Pitman, of Pitman Properties, bought the home at 40 Fanny St and gave it a complete makeover. “The bones of the house were really good and the floor was OK but the roof had to be redone and we probably replaced three quarters of the house,” he said. The home has three bathrooms.The home sits next to a second character home that Mr Pitman converted into apartments.“We worked hard to maintain the heritage feel of both properties,” he said. “We’re very proud to do that.” Both properties have white picket fencing and are close to the Brisbane CBD. The property is being marketed by Jarrod Perry from Class Real Estate Bulimba for offers in the mid to high $800,000s. The home has traditional features such as stained glass windows.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite and the second bedroom has a built-in robe. “We created a very nice internal glass entry going to downstairs,” Mr Pitman said.“Downstairs is completely new with a couple of bedrooms, a bathroom and study. “There’s also three garage car parks and a large storeroom.” Polished timber floorboards feature throughout the home.“We’ve restored the veranda and brought it back to its former glory with period balustrade. “We haven’t changed the layouts of upstairs — we’ve maintained the hallway with classic features. “We restored all the original leadlight in the main bedroom and front door, we conserved the decorative archways, all living room floorboards were restored, and we replaced all the window and door fittings with older-style fitting while enabling security.”The new kitchen has a modern feel with Smeg appliances and granite benchtops and the open-plan living and dining area opens to the balcony. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020
Mrs Burgess said the original home had good aestheticsAt the top of the couple’s list was “easy living”.“We wanted to live on one level and the architect Gary was able to enhance that through a split-level design,” Mrs Burgess said. Shell chandeliers are paired with modern bathroom finishesThe couple, who have combined their experience in development and design, said it had to be in Palm Beach.“We moved from Dubai in 2013 after spending five years living there,” she said.“We always wanted to end up on the Gold Coast. My husband Ben is a developer and he has always had an obsession with Palm Beach.” 73 Third Ave, Palm Beach.She said the original home came with fantastic original features such as high-raked ceilings.“We put in a long curved wall that goes throughout the whole house,” Mrs Burgess said.“Its wave shape is really unique.” The couple have mixed Scandinavian with Coastal for a perfect beach house effectMrs Burgess said the couple battled it out at auctions until they secured the right home.“We were outbid three times and we were getting a bit frustrated but then we found this place,” she said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoLife’s a beach at 73 Thrid Ave“It needed some fixing up and it would have been cheaper to rebuild but we admired the home’s aesthetics and the architecture. “Our family are big lovers of the ocean and the beach and we wanted a lifestyle where we could take a dip in the ocean every morning.” The couple said the 12-week transformation involved peeling the home back to a skeleton and taking out two main walls. 73 Third Ave, Palm Beach.THIS stunning Palm Beach property could have come straight from the pages of a lifestyle magazine with its picture-perfect beach style. It all began in 2014 when Ben and Ginny Burgess set out to create a quintessential beach house with a modern twist. Living is sprawled out on a split-level design“Most people are building two-storey homes to try and take advantage of more space but we wanted to achieve that on one level.” The couple saw the potentialArchitecturally redesigned by Garnett Gary J & Associates, the home is described by the couple as a modern interpretation of a classic beach house. “We gave the architect a huge brief of what we wanted,” Mrs Burgess said. The home has an indoor-outdoor designThe seaside abode seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor areas while creating multiple living zones.
It also raised concerns that many of those deemed to have sufficient experience could be excluded by virtue of being elected members, who would not be allowed as scheme member or employer representatives.“Whether through guidance or the regulations,” the response continued, “we would like to see the definition of experience and capacity worded in such a way so as to strike the balance between ensuring people of suitable ability are appointed without setting so onerous a threshold such that administering authorities are unable to populate their boards.”However, a second response warned that time was of the essence in clarifying all required details, as the proposed LGPS (Amendment) Regulations 2014 are set to come into effect from 1 October.Lauren Jackson, associate at law firm Sackers, said clarity from the DCLG would be required soon.She said that while the draft regulations said pension funds would be able to convert the existing pensions committees into the new boards, all such conversions would require approval from the secretary of state for communities, Eric Pickles.“We do not currently know what this is going to mean in practice, and also how easy it will be to get agreement,” Jackson said.“It may be that this issue will be addressed in more detailed guidance, but, until it is, it will be difficult for administering authorities to make decisions.“Given the potential challenges of getting arrangements in place before 1 April 2015, time is running out.” Regulation proposing UK local authority pension board members possess the requisite experience for the role could prove problematic, Hymans Robertson has warned.The consultancy said proposals for new board members of local government pension schemes (LGPS) to have the “capacity and expertise” for the role was proving “unpopular in some quarters”.While arguing that it would view both requirements as welcome when considering appointments, it raised concerns about the lack of definition as to what would make an appointee experienced.“Clearly, some experience of pension schemes would be useful for a pension board member, but if the expectation is set too high, it will make it impossible to fulfil,” the response to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said.
While the NTF-ELCAC aims awhole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, thePTF-ELCAC’s tack would be whole-of-province. According to the governor, the situation may be a little morecomplex. These road networks are envisioned tousher economic development even in far-flung areas. Economic difficulty is oneof the factors driving people to rebel, Defensor explained. “It’s not that simple. Angaton local government officials work on the ground. They are in constantcontact with their constituents. So I have to be clarified kon ano ang buot silingon sang ‘support’ nga amo sina. Usisaon anay,”said Defensor. “This is good because the thrust ofGovernor Defensor is social justice. The framework is already there. All wehave to do is make the implementation plan,” said Department of Interior andLocal Government (DILG) Iloilo director Teodora Sumagaysay. According to the Police RegionalOffice 6 (PRO-6), 32 elected local officials in Western Visayas enjoyed thesupport of the NPA in the May midterm elections and could now be paying therebels back with support. “We need physical evidence to pin themdown,” said Malong. “I need time to investigate that and to confer with the policeprovincial director. What does ‘supportive’ mean,” said Defensor. What were the prevailing circumstances that led to suchconclusion, he asked. Malong, however, acknowledged it wouldbe difficult to prove that these local officials are now paying the insurgentsback with monetary or logistical support unless witnesses surface. Defensor expressed alarm over theseries of clashes between government troops and rebels in the municipalities ofMiag-ao and Igbaras. In Capiz, according to Malong, therewere four mayors, two vice mayors and three town councilors while inNegros Occidental, there were two elected mayors, two vice mayors, twomunicipal councilors, and a provincial board member. ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. is not about to swallow hook,line and sinker the Iloilo Police Provincial Office’s (IPPO) claim that five mayors,two vice mayors and nine municipal councilors are supportive of the NewPeople’s Army (NPA). PRO-6 spokesperson Police LieutenantJoem Malong said of these 32 officials, 11 were elected mayor and six wereelected vice mayor. The provincial government will beforming the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict(PTF-ELCAC) – a local counterpart of the National Task Force to End LocalCommunist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) that President Rodrigo Duterte createdDecember last year. While Defensor intends to get more facts from Vilela, the governorreiterated the goal of the Duterte administration which is to solve theinsurgency problem and achieve inclusive and sustainable peace through goodgovernance. IPPO director Police Colonel Roland Vilela had said these mayors,vice mayors and municipal councilors were paying revolutionary tax to the NPA andduring the midterm elections they paid the rebels “permit to campaign” fees. Defensor said the provincialgovernment has programs that could help address the insurgency problem; one ofthese is building road networks even in remote areas. “’Di ba it’s a formof support,” said Vilela. Local officials proven to besupportive of rebels face criminal and administrative charges. Based on DILG Memorandum Circular2019-125, a joint resolution of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC)and the Provincial Development Council (PDC) is needed for the creation of thetask force. It will be chaired by the governor./PN
John R. Pickett, 79, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Born, March 8, 1937 in Milroy, Indiana, he was the son of William F. and Mary B. (Artmeier) Pickett. John worked for the Delta Faucet Co. in the shipping and receiving department for 32 years until his retirement. He served in the Army and was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was married to Madeline Jackson on September 25, 1971 and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Dale Pickett, Greensburg; one daughter, Kathy Linville, Greensburg; one sister, Rosemary Roberts, Mississippi; two grandchildren, Steven and Ashley Linville, Greensburg; one step grandchild, Makayla Lowery, Greensburg; one great grandchild, Hayden Linville, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Pickett; brother, William A. Pickett; Sister, Loretta C. Moore. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Cemetery with Military graveside honors . Memorials may be made to the “Our Hospice of South Central Indiana” or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com