Jamestown Health Care Provider Seeking Protective Equipment, Cleaning Supplies

first_imgShare: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) Photo: PixabayJAMESTOWN – A health care provider in Jamestown is asking for the community’s help in obtaining crucial protective equipment and cleaning supplies.The Chautauqua Center on Tuesday launched a supply drive in an effort to encourage donations.The Center is seeking donations of the following items from community members and organizations:Disinfecting wipesGlovesSurgical masksN-95 masksFace/eye shieldsSurgical gownsCenter officials say it is crucial that health care workers have access to the protective equipment and cleaning supplies needed to keep them safe on the job. Any items that are collected will be used at the clinic sites and, if possible, shared with hospitals and other health organizations.“We are hoping to see donations from groups such as dental providers who have temporarily closed, construction companies and individuals who have a large supply of a specific item. Every little bit helps, and the sooner the better” said Dan Courtney, Marketing Assistant at the Center.To limit personal contact, drop boxes for these items have been set up.In Jamestown, items can be left outside, under the covered parking area at 107 Institute St. In Dunkirk, items can be deposited in the lobby of the dental/behavioral health clinic at 314 Central Ave.Donors are asked to drop items in the box, with staff collecting, cleaning and distributing donations appropriately. Large donations can be arranged and/or picked up by staff by calling (716) 484-4334 ext. 1314 or emailing [email protected]last_img read more

AJs Texas Hots Remains Open, Safe, Following Positive COVID Case

first_imgImage by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN — AJs Texas Hots on Foote Avenue will continue normal operations and hours after being cleared by the Chautauqua County Health Department when an employee tested positive for COVID-19.Co-owner and General Manager Sam Fitch told WNYNewsNow the employee who tested positive did not have contact with any customers the day he was ill, was sent home and will return to work a week or so after he is cleared of his quarantine.“You are safe coming to AJs. I can promise you, you’re safe coming to AJs,” Fitch said. “We love you and appreciate you as a community for all the support you’ve given us over the years.”Sam says on June 25, a part time employee wasn’t feeling well and went home, the restaurant staff reported.  The employee took the rest of the week off and got tested for COVID-19. On July 2, the test came back positive for COVID-19. The restaurant was never in jeopardy of closing. The staff at AJs was already practicing several safety measures, Fitch said. They all wear masks, have sanitizer stations throughout the restaurant and continue to clean and sanitize as they always have, Fitch explained.“We are still open, drive through only, the lobby will remain closed until all restrictions are lifted for the COVID-19,” he said. 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

Pesticide credits

first_imgCertified pesticide applicators need reecertification training and continuing education credits to maintain their licenses. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has planned pesticide applicator recertification classes for May in Albany and Gainesville.The Albany class is set for May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Dougherty County Extension Office. The Gainesville class will be held at Lanier Technical College on May 24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.Both classes cost $45 for those who register by the early deadline. The Albany class registration fee rises to $55 after May 13 and the Gainesville class rises to $55 after May 16.Certified applicators can earn five hours of Georgia Commercial Pesticide Credit in categories 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 41 for attending each class. Private applicators can earn up to two credit hours.Experts from UGA Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture will teach the classes. The Dougherty County and Hall County offices of UGA Extension are sponsoring the recertification training sessions. For a complete schedule or to register online, visit the website www.ugagriffincontinuingedu.com. For more information, call (770) 229-3477 or send an email to [email protected]last_img read more

Colombian Drug Dealer ‘Fritanga’ Awaits Extradition to United States

first_imgBy Dialogo October 15, 2012 BOGOTÁ — Colombians can’t stop talking about the contrasting lifestyles of two prominent drug traffickers who went to great lengths in order to conceal their identities — but got caught anyway. Daniel Barrera, known as “El Loco,” or The Crazy One, ranked among the world’s most wanted drug traffickers. He kept a very low profile in Venezuela and had even tried to erase his fingerprints by burning them in acid to confuse authorities. On the other extreme, Camilo Torres enjoyed the good life and flaunted his wealth. He successfully faked his own death but later gave himself away by throwing an over-the-top wedding party on a Caribbean island. Torres now sits in a cramped prison cell in northern Colombia awaiting extradition to the United States on drug charges. “The guy is all set to be extradited, a spokesman for the Colombian Attorney General’s office told Diálogo. “He has been notified.” A high-ranking member of the Urabeños drug trafficking organization, Torres was known as “Fritanga,” or Fry-up, for his custom of entertaining guests with huge platters of fried meats, a Colombian specialty known as fritanga. On July 1, Colombian police raided Torres’ wedding party held at the Punta Faro Hotel, located the island of Múcura in the Gulf of Morosquillo. The region is notorious for the constant stream of drug-laden vessels departing for Central America. Hotel raid marked Fritanga’s second arrest since 2008 The luxury hotel — where rooms cost between $300 and $700 a night — sits near an abandoned mansion that once belonged to Salvatore Mancuso, a former paramilitary strongman extradited to the United States in 2008. Paramilitaries kidnapped nine people from the island in 2000. According to one source, the Punta Faro’s owners at first had no clue they were hosting the wedding party of a drug trafficker. Torres and his bride-to-be had stayed at the hotel twice before and seemed like a normal couple. But by the third day of the wedding, the hotel was jammed with big-name musicians, TV actors and prostitutes among the more than 200 guests — and the owners began to suspect something was amiss. Torres had paid half the hotel and wedding charges in advance, but the owners were left stuck with the rest of the bill after the drug dealer was hauled away in handcuffs. It was the second time Torres had been arrested. In 2008 he was detained on narcotics charges but later was released. He then fell off the radar after he faked his death in 2010 by convincing a doctor to forge a death certificate. It now turns out that the doctor, Augusto Gallego, who was captured Aug. 7, may have helped at least two other drug traffickers and paramilitary leaders fake their own deaths to avoid capture. Faking death a popular tactic among drug kingpins In fact, the Bogotá think tank Insight Crime says pretending to be dead is one of the best ways for traffickers to avoid detection. After the former head of Mexico’s Juárez cartel, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, died during a botched plastic surgery operation in 1997, many Mexicans believed that the kingpin had staged his own death and was still at large. More recently, Insight Crime noted, some experts have posited that alias “El Chayo,” the leader of the Familia Michoacana drug cartel, might have faked his death too. He was killed in a shootout with Mexican police in 2010 but his body was never found. Though there’s no proof, there is speculation that “El Chayo” may have simulated his death in order to clandestinely assume control of the Knights Templar cartel. Faking death worked for Fritanga as well — until he gave himself away on his wedding night. By contrast, Barrera, known as El Loco for his violent mood swings, tried to confuse Colombian authorities by changing his identity. He had worked with both FARC guerrillas and paramilitaries over the past 20 years to build up a huge drug-trafficking network in Colombia. Local press reports say Barrera amputated the right finger of one of his dead brothers in order to legalize financial and commercial documents without being detected. But as law enforcement officials closed in in the late 2000s, he moved across the border to Venezuela. Barrera kept a low profile in Venezuela Unlike Torres, Barrera assumed a modest lifestyle during his time in Venezuela. He passed himself off at a local rancher and often stayed at a cheap guesthouse in the border city of San Cristóbal, which is also the birthplace of Ilich Ramirez Sánchez, the terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal. Barrera eschewed bodyguards and instead moved around with a female companion who doubled as his driver. He also used pay phones rather than mobile phones. According to Colombian police, Barrera had had extensive facial surgery and had shed many pounds in order to change his appearance. He even tried to burn off his fingerprints with acid in a frying pan. “He was very gracious and kept to himself,” a guesthouse employee told London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. “He was a generous tipper and did not want to be bothered. We had noticed the marks on his hands, but never imagined he had deliberately burned himself.” Barrera’s disappearing act came to an end in September when Colombian authorities detected his presence in San Cristóbal and alerted Venezuelan authorities. They proceeded to tap 69 public phones which Barrera was thought to use to contact his businesses associates and family, said Venezuelan Interior Minister Tarek el Aissami. Venezuelan authorities arrested Barrera on Sep. 18 as he was speaking from a pay phone. At the time of his capture, he was carrying a false Colombian ID in the name of José Tomás Lucumi Popo. Afterwards, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hailed the downfall of Barrera, calling him “the last of the great capos.” In both cases even though they have tried to evade justice, they were captured because of their own errors. The intelligence of our police is definitely #1 The real truth is that these two players, Fritanga and El Loco are first division and we have to praise them and let them enjoy but well quiet, total they are not immortal and now in a prison they are much more dangerous because they have too much time to think, to organize and to carry out what they want. Also with this is achieved something that benefits society. I think that we that work and put the shoulder to the heavy burden of doing things the legal way, we do benefit at all and those living off this will not abandon their activities. On the contrary, by having less strong competition they will strengthen. Let us stop fucking with drugs, space travel, succulent salaries and let´s try that many people that is fighting every day live better. Greetings from Uruguay, from a worker that works 16 hours per day as a baker and is always struggling to stay afloat. If human beings were more equitable regarding the distribution of economic wealth and each household could get decent housing, stable employment and be well paid in order to be able to meet the primary needs of their maintenance, in addition to a good education and effective coverage of health services, no one would have to be devoted to drug trafficking or to any illegal activity. I can assure you that. Learn to raise the child, so that you don’t have to punish the adult! Whatever they say, the world is rotten because of the vices of corrupt humanity and respect for others. This world won´t change because of the double standard of human beings. In spite of everything it is necessary to depurate the armed forces so that all corrupts be taken out. This is why there are still many narcos loose in the street doing evil to humanity and creating their own clan of richness. amimope The world is rotten because of politicians who are some scourges of shit. That´s why we are as we are, not only as result of drugs but because politicians seek that the world becomes so ugly. What can a system produce when it is in decline and therefore its social diseases manifest forcefully? The system itself is a factory of criminals, some fall and others appear; a large vicious circle until the end of capitalism. There is not a big difference between these two criminals and the mother-in-law of queen Valery Dominguez that pays an annual tax of $58.000 pesos for an estate of 777 acres in Ginebra, Valle del Cauca. (Daniel Coronel) Well it is true, if wealth was not so badly distributed and if we were not so ambitious, many things could be avoided. For example these people who work for the capos do so because they like the easy life and others do it because of their ignorance. Capos are clever, they know the need of common man and take advantage of that, because a person with his senses and no pressure, with a normal lifestyle and above all intelligent, is not going to be involved in something they know that the only way to escape from is by death or jail…But while there are more ignorant people like drug addicts there will always be people dedicated to drug trafficking. As they say, if there is demand there must be production. What bullshit, while they kill themselves consuming crap the others become millionaires… That is life: the smartest ones live from the more stupid ones… Write it down, gentlemen… The problem of organized crime is part of the status quo that is directed by secret societies for humanity’s evil, but it is also true that many myths will fall without these actors. Like who or how many protect these pranes (prisoners that hold power in jail) of drug trafficking. For them it is good to live and to die in different confrontations between States, as did U.S. in Iran Gate and might be doing in other countries for the benefit of big gangster who make life in different countries with their tax havens and others that protect and finance terrorists for well-being of the world gangsters. There is only one truth in our country and it is that all our social crisis are due to nothing more or less than our rulers and corrupt politicians who since long before many of us were born had already bled our country. These inhumane people with so many amenities, earning million, with their house or houses, with estates (where the lands are wasted), trucks, many connected to big business emporiums, I don’t know how they are always thinking of stealing, bleeding a town with so many needs. They have not understood that in our world all are one and that we want it or not, everyone has a connection, and that what we do in the time sooner or later is going to be reflected in our society, in our families, in our streets, neighborhoods, cities, in our country, in our nature, in the life of each of us. There are times that I think that this situation does not have a solution, but no, we must not fall into this trap, we cannot lose the hopes of living in a better world. I make a call that each of us use this tool that is the Internet to send messages that with the passing of time reach the right people that make the big decisions in our country and make dent in the awareness of them and each one of us. That is the life of the ignorant. They do not know how to use what they get 35318 Fritanga and El Loco COLOMBIANS: in order to exterminate the evil that our country has, the following have to be eradicated: corrupt politicians, military, public employees and many more. How is it possible that our people continue to believe in all these so-called Parents of the Fatherland that continue cheating all the Colombian people. From my heart I ask that during the next elections we cast a blank vote, to see what the wrongly called Parents of the Fatherland do. LONG LIVE THE BLANK VOTE IN UPCOMING ELECTIONS. Why do they want so much money? If money allowed me to live for centuries like vampires, I would think about it. the truth is that these drug dealers are the bi-product of a failed system, where the last government received so many bribes, we don’t know the extent of it; sending these people to the united states is the best solution, and not having them in these medium-security prisons; they will only cause more issues in whatever cities they are sent to. In Colombia, injustice and concentration of wealth in few hands are the daily agenda. The illusion of easy money: corrupt politicians in the Congress set the example, and corruption, widespread to all control agencies, fill many Colombians with hope. in order to put an end to corruption in this country… we would have to bring at least one hundred of these corrupt people who have been forever in the government and other branches, as well as in the corrupt, stealing higher classes TO JUSTICE AND TAKE AWAY THE MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO KEEP STEALING… THE REST WOULD SHIT THEMSELVES OF FEAR AND WILL RUN AWAY… MY IDEA IS MAGNIFICENT, ISN’T IT? WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT WITH PEOPLE SUCH AS OURS, WITH NO DIGNITY OR SELF-ESTEEM, SUBMISSIVE AND ON ITS KNEES, AND ON TOP OF THAT COWARDS THAT ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT TO RAPE MINORS AND ABUSE WOMEN… WE WILL NEVER, EVER PUT AN END TO THIS, I ASSURE YOU. AWARENESS, MY PEOPLE, AWARENESS… In the past Colombia didn’t care about a territory that did not belong to it, it belonged to Ecuador. Because of all that happened in those departments, they lost control of things, now they want to raise awareness after turning many policemen and military men into New Rich. the blank vote is not the solution, because those who will vote will be the same individuals or relatives that receive privileges from these unscrupulous corrupt white-collar people that have been in power for years, counting the same old 20 votes to stay in power. We need to change and name new people, watch them closely and apply the law fully, without exception. Also, someone put an end to the civil and penal law, because the civil one is for the rich, and the penal for those without means. thieves………… congratulations…..last_img read more

Briefs

first_imgZuckerman Spaeder recently announced the Zuckerman Spaeder Criminal Justice Fellowship at the University of Miami School of Law, Center for Ethics and Public Service, awarding the first fellowship to Ellye Smith.“Zuckerman Spaeder is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to supporting the university and its programs,” said Ronald B. Ravikoff, managing partner of the firm’s Miami office.The Zuckerman Spaeder Fellowship is awarded to an exemplary law student committed to the center’s principles and the implementation of its initiatives. The fellow will work closely on the Center’s 2004 Criminal Justice Ethics Symposium. Zuckerman Spaeder is one of the key sponsors of the annual symposium, a full-day program addressing ethical issues confronting attorneys who practice in the criminal justice system.Smith is a second-year student at UM and is responsible for the research and preparation of materials for the conference.The Center for Ethics and Public Service is an interdisciplinary project focused on teaching the values of ethical judgment, professional responsibility, and public service in law and society. The center provides training in ethics and professional values to the law school and the university as well as to the Florida business, civic, education, and legal communities. Staffed by UM law student fellows and interns under the direction of Professor Anthony V. Alfieri, the center operates five practice groups and has educated more than 2,000 people through workshops, symposia, and continuing legal education courses.Legal Support Specialists to meet The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold its installation lunch October 21 at LeMont.For the second year in a row, the Palm Beach FAWL will donate $1,000 to Melaleuca Elementary school for its literacy program. A check will be presented to Melaleuca Elementary School Principal Nancy Rupp, during the luncheon.West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel will be the featured guest speaker.For information about FAWL membership and sponsorship opportunities contact Jane Gordon at (561) 355-6966.Zuckerman Spaeder creates UM criminal justice fellowship Annual death penalty CLE set The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for a judge of compensation claims vacancy in the Tampa District office.This vacancy has been created by the announced retirement of Judge William Douglas, effective upon his term expiration on March 6, 2004.Qualified applicants must submit the original completed application and one copy to Victor Marrero, Commission Chair, Marsh USA, Inc., 1560 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Suite 300, Sunrise 33345-9010, telephone (954) 838-3451; fax (954) 838-3700, e-mail [email protected] marsh.com. One additional copy must be submitted to each commission member. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. on October 20. Applications and the list of commission members may be obtained from the commission chair.Interviews for this opening will be held November 3, at a site yet to be determined.20th JNC seeks judicial applicants The Bar’s Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for its Legal Aid Public Service Award.The award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a public sector attorney to those in need of free legal services. To qualify as a young lawyer, one must be under the age of 36 or have been in practice for less than five years.Nomination forms may be found on the YLD Web site at www.flayld.org and two copies of the form and the attachments should be submitted on or before December 15 to The Florida Bar, Austin Newberry, Young Lawyers Division Program administrator, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.For more information contact Courtney K. Grimm, YLD Awards Committee chair, at (904) 353-0211.Judge Scheb Inn of Court to hold mock trial event The Commission on Capital Cases will have the its annual death penalty CLE seminar November 7-8 at the Walt Disney World Resort Hilton in Lake Buena Vista.Because of budget constraints, the seminar will not be offered via video conference at other sites around the state.Commission Executive Director Roger Maas said the commission had lost money on video conferencing in the past couple years, but thought it was important to offer the service to reach as many lawyers as possible. This year, with the state’s tight budget reflected in an 8-percent cut for the agency, the video conferencing was dropped.Attorneys can earn up to 12.5 CLE credits, while judges can earn up to 10.5 credits for attending the course.Topics for the seminar include handling trials including the penalty phase, recent developments in appellate laws, collateral appeals, and the role of federal and state courts in appeals. Several federal and state judges are among the presenters, including O.H. Eaton, Jr., Gerald B. Tjoflat, Michael R. Weatherby, Larry A. Klein, and former Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton. State Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, will moderate and deliver opening remarks.Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead praised the commission’s seminars for helping raise the standard of death penalty appeals. “In my view, Florida is without a doubt the number one state in the quality of its postconviction proceedings in death penalty cases,” he said. “The recent improvement in the quality of Florida’s death penalty procedures is due in large part to the quality seminars provided by the Commission on Capital Cases.”For more information and to register for the event, visit the seminar’s Web site at www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/ccc/.For those who can’t make the seminar, the commission offers the opportunity to take last year’s course online. Those interested should visit the commission Web site at www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us/ccc/index.cfm.Workers’ comp judge needed The Coral Gables Bar Association will hold its annual judicial reception October 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the Douglas Entrance Historic Ballroom, “La Puerta Del Sol,” at 800 Douglas Road in Coral Gables.The South Miami/Kendall Bar Association also will join forces with the Coral Gables Bar for the event.Admission fee for members is $20 if paid in advance, $25 at the door. For non-members $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Advance payments should be sent to Roland C. Robinson, 2000 So. Dixie Highway, Suite 100-B, Miami 33133, and must be received by October 27.Admission is complimentary to judges who may bring one guest.Music will be provided by The Serenade Ensemble String Trio and hors d’oeuvres by Thierry’s Catering.For more information call Robinson at (305) 285-0340.Johnson petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Earl Mayberry Johnson, Jr., of Jacksonville has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Johnson’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Allen Booth, staff investigator for The Florida Bar, at (800) 342-8060, ext. 5845, or (850) 561-5845.Lawyers needed for advocacy councils Briefs The Florida Local Advocacy Council currently has vacancies on its 38 local councils throughout Florida for the legal professional slots as designated by F.S. § 402.164.The positions are by gubernatorial appointment for a term of four years. While the positions are volunteer status, council members are entitled to per diem reimbursement by the state.The attorney members will serve with nonlegal members, including individuals involved in the areas of child and adult abuse, mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, Medicaid, and other social service areas.Local Advocacy Council members are charged by the legislature with being an independent, third-party mechanism to monitor, investigate, and advocate in behalf of citizens who receive services from state government and private entities that have governmental contracts.Those interested may call the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council at (850) 488-6173 or write to William E.C. Marvin, executive director, Statewide Advocacy Council, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Building One, Suite 401, Tallahassee 32399-0700.Goldin Award nominations sought October 15, 2003 Regular News The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now seeking applications to fill an opening on the circuit bench created by the death of Judge William J. Nelson.Applicants must be registered voters, member of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, and reside in the 20th Judicial Circuit upon assuming office.Applications may be obtained from Darol H. M. Carr, JNC Chair, 99 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda 33950, or from The Florida Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org.An original with nine copies of the completed application must be received by Carr, no later than October 22 at 5 p.m. Applicants who fail to strictly comply with the application deadline and filing requirements may be treated as if they had not applied.Those who submit applications for the recent vacancy created by Judge Blackwell’s retirement need only submit one application and note it is for both vacancies.Coral Gables Bar sets judicial reception The Criminal Law Section is now seeking nominations for its Selig I. Goldin Memorial Award.Selection for this award is based upon the candidate’s outstanding contribution to the criminal justice system of Florida.Last year’s recipient was Professor Charles Ehrhart of Florida State University. The selection will be made by the section’s executive council in January and the award will be presented at the section’s luncheon during the Bar’s Annual Meeting in June 2004.Those interested in nominating a candidate should send, by letter or e-mail, the name of the candidate; a description of that person’s contribution to the criminal justice system; and a biographical sketch or resume. Deadline for receipt of nominations is November 30. Nominations should be sent to Professor Jerome C. Latimer, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. South, St. Petersburg 33707, e-mail [email protected] lawyers seek pro bono award nominations Members of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court will participate in a mock trial November 3, starting at 6 p.m. at the University of South Florida Sarasota- Manatee campus.Students in the criminology program at USF will act as parties and jurors. The presiding judge is Kim Bonner, a county court judge in Sarasota. Laurie Zimmerman, a master in the Inn, will serve as the moderator.The case, based on an actual event, concerns a chief of police who was found to have lied to the grand jury. The mock trial introduces the students and the audience through the entire process of a criminal trial — from jury selection to deliberations.For more information contact Zimmerman at (941) 951-1682.Palm Beach FAWL schedules meeting The Second Quarterly Membership Meeting of the Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists will be held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel October 24-25.The Certifying Board and Civil Trial Law Specialty Committee is offering another “Board Certification Jeopardy Preparation Seminar” October 24 from 1-5 p.m. A certification workshop will be presented by Bob Anderson, FALSS’ director of education on the Civil Trial Law Specialty area on October 25 from 8-9 a.m. That will be followed with a seminar on “Electronic Discovery Requests & Computer Data Recovery” presented by O. Douglas Rehman, Sr., president of the Florida Association of Computer Crimes Investigators. The last seminar will be presented by Maria Vidal of Esquire Depositions Services on the topic “Depositions — Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”For more information call Betty McMurtry, (407) 839-0120.last_img read more

4 ways you can hold on to your best employees

first_img 135SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Keeping talent around is vital to growing a successful company. If you’re having an issue with employee retention, there could a number of reasons why employees are flying the coup. While there will always be some level of turnover, it hurts when good employees leave. Here are a few strategies for keeping those employees around.Provide opportunities for growth: You have a talented staff that you’ve spent time training and cultivating. Don’t overlook inside options when you’re hiring for a new position. Who in your company is ready for a new challenge? Whenever a position is open, you should always consider your current staff first. Maybe you won’t always have the perfect person to fill the position, but sometimes you may realize that you have a great candidate already on the payroll with a relevant skillset that they’ve never had the chance to use before. This is a win-win for your company and the employee.Give them a chance to speak their mind: Sometimes an employee leaves because they don’t feel like their opinions matter. Discuss with your employees any concerns they have about the business or the culture in the office. Be willing to hear new ideas and be available when employees need your assistance. Keep the lines of communication open and allow information to flow freely in both directions. An open communication policy will create happy employees.R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Just like Aretha said, if you give your employees a little respect, you’ll find out what it means to them. Most employees have at least one or two horror stories involving a boss, so it’s your chance to be the exact opposite. A strong culture in your office leads to good experiences, and that’s the kind of place we all want to work.Pay them well: You don’t have to back a Brink’s truck up to their house, but if you know a good employee is underpaid, don’t be surprised if they leave for greener pastures. Pay your top talent what they are worth, and show them how much they’re valued by your organization.last_img read more

Shirley Armed Home Invasion Suspects Charged

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were arrested for allegedly committing an armed home invasion in Shirley last week, Suffolk County police said.Jvon Creighton, 19, of Shirley, and 23-year-old Arnell Nash of Riverhead broke into a house on William Floyd Parkway, flashed at least one handgun and stole cell phones from two victims inside shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, police said.Investigators apprehended the suspects 20 minutes later, police said. The victims were not injured.Both men were charged with first-degree burglary. A grand jury indicted them Monday on additional burglary and robbery charges.Judge Mark Cohen set bail for Creighton at $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash. Cohen set bail for Nash at $200,000 bond or $100,000 cash. They are due back in court on Thursday.last_img read more

South Korea coronavirus cases rise steadily

first_imgSouth Korea announced on Sunday that all overseas arrivals will have to undergo two weeks of mandatory quarantine starting on April 1.Moon is expected to announce details of support for households later on Monday. He has already doubled a planned rescue package for companies to 100 trillion won ($81.6 billion).Topics : South Korea reported 78 new coronavirus cases on Monday, keeping the rate of infections fairly steady, as President Moon Jae-in held an emergency meeting with economic policymakers to discuss financial support for the public.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the national tally stood at 9,661, while the death toll rose by 6 to 158. It added that 195 more people had recovered from the virus for a total of 5,228.The daily number of new infections in South Korea has been hovering around 100 or less for the past three weeks, but authorities have tightened border checks as small outbreaks continued to emerge and the number of imported cases rose. At least 13 of the latest cases were overseas travellers, KCDC data showed.last_img read more

Ian Wright tells Unai Emery to ditch diamond and start four key Arsenal men vs Spurs

first_imgIan Wright tells Unai Emery to ditch midfield diamond and play attacking Arsenal line-up against Spurs Comment Advertisement Wright is desperate to see Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe together (Picture: Getty)Speaking on his YouTube channel, Wright explained: ‘A lot of people have talked about what I said about the diamond, and how I thought it gave Liverpool the impetus, and that’s just my opinion. I thought it surrendered possession to a team that work very well in those areas of the field.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Whatever we say, our two chances that were made, apart from the goal Torreira scored, were when we had [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Nicolas] Pepe and Torreira on the pitch. We made a goal, it might have been a consolation but…More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You just want your best players on the pitch. And I just feel that, yes their goals were two mistakes, Henderson and the goalkeeper, but I just thought that, with the way we started the season, we could have been a little more “let’s big up our chests”, “let’s go up there and show what we’re capable of”.‘Now people are saying, “yeah but we lost because Wenger done that” but I think this team is better than the one Wenger ended up with, and I think we’ve got better offensive players. The former Gunners striker felt Emery played into Liverpool’s hands last time out (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright wants Unai Emery to ditch his midfield diamond experiment for the north London derby and switch to the 4-3-3 formation that Arsenal finished their defeat to Liverpool in.The Gunners’ 100% start to the season ended at Anfield last time out in a 3-1 defeat and Wright was scathing in his assessment of how Arsenal approached the match, saying he was ‘baffled’ by the decision to play with a diamond.When Tottenham visit the Emirates on Sunday he wants to see Arsenal’s dangerous front three unleashed from the off for the first time, with Anfield goalscorer Lucas Torreira also in the side.center_img Wright feels Emery’s attack is good enough to take on any team (Picture: Getty)‘I just wanted to see that. Maybe Unai is doing it for the future, in respect of the system, and maybe it might work better against teams who are not as good as Liverpool in those areas.‘It was a game that I thought would be tough for us, but I wanted to show them what we’ve got. We’d gone into two games, won two games, we had good momentum, and it kind of seemed to dampen it down a little bit. But nothing better than the derby to bounce back. I genuinely believe we are going to win.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 30 Aug 2019 9:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShareslast_img read more

National’s contenders on marijuana

first_imgThe Wireless 22 February 2018Family First Comment: Good. Opposition to recreational dope from all candidates www.saynopetodope.nzWHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS REGARDING THE DECRIMINALISATION OF MEDICINAL AND RECREATIONAL CANNABIS?AMY ADAMSI’m really concerned about the incredibly damaging impact of drugs in our community, so I would be cautious. In saying that, I want people in chronic pain or suffering from terminal illness to get all the support they need. I would not support anything that seeks to makes drugs freely available.JUDITH COLLINSI’m not at all opposed to this. If we can have medicinal opioids that can be prescribed, why can’t we have medicinal cannabis? Misused, it can have negative effects, but there’s no doubt there are times it can be of use. But it’s not something that should be treated in a recreational way.SIMON BRIDGESIn principle, I’m in favour of medicinal cannabis. Where the law is not working, we should fix it. I’m much more reluctant when it comes to recreational use. It’s not that I’m a prude about this issue, I’m worried about the impact on people with mental health issues, I worry about regional communities, and in terms of recreational use, it’s not an absolute “no”, I just think we need a very considered conversation first.MARK MITCHELLI’d like to see medicinal cannabis made available, as long as it’s carefully regulated. I’m against recreational decriminalisation as there are a lot of countries that have gone down that track and have run into some social problems.STEVEN JOYCEI’m supportive of providing more medicinal cannabis to those in pain. I’m not supportive of broader decriminalisation because I think we already have enough vices in this world.READ MORE: http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/5-questions-for-national-s-5-contenderslast_img read more