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) Image by Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Facebook.KIANTONE— Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a Jamestown man with a November burglary of a local church.Images by Ron Lemon, Facebook.Deputies charged Johnny Ray Hallowell, 24, of Allen Street, with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief following an investigation into the September burglary at Koinonia Christian Fellowship Church in Kiantone.The church office was broken into and various items, including laptop computers were stolen.Hallowell is scheduled to be in court at a later date.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau, Suffolk and New York State police conducted a search Sunday for a possible missing person near Gilgo Beach following the discovery of an abandoned vehicle along Ocean Parkway.The search included K-9, marine and aviation bureaus from various departments after the vehicle was found at about 2 p.m., authorities said. The potential missing person reportedly could be a woman from New York City. There was no description of the possible missing person.No further details were available from police. The investigation is continuing.The skeletal remains of four missing prostitutes were discovered on Gilgo Beach in December 2010. Six more sets of human remains were discovered along the parkway between Jones Beach and Oak Beach in March and April 2011.Police believe some of the bodies to be victims of a serial killer, who to date remains at large.
A new mobile app gives members the power to control when and how their credit, debit, or ATM cards are used.America First Credit Union in Riverdale, Utah, has rolled out “Card Guard,” a security tool that gives members another layer of protection from thieves trying to steal financial data.“America First is always looking for best-in-class technology for our members, and Card Guard was no different,” says Brice Mindrum, manager of the mobile services department for the $6.7 billion asset credit union. “We knew that our technology-oriented members would love the control and alerting features.”Card Guard allows America First’s 220,000 mobile banking users to:Set geographic boundaries, using a smartphone or map, that establish where the member can use the card;Choose the type of transactions or merchants where transactions can take place;Set dollar limits for transactions; andTurn the card’s purchasing capabilities on or off. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Turkey, which has poured forces into Idlib, also hit back, killing 26 pro-Damascus troops around Idlib and the Aleppo countryside, the Syrian Observatory said, and Turkey-backed rebels said they had re-taken six towns and villages in southern Idlib.With diplomacy sponsored by Ankara and Moscow to ease tensions in tatters, Turkey has come closer than ever to confrontation with Russia on the battlefield in Syria.Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during funeral ceremony of Turkish soldier Emre Baysal who was killed in Syria’s Idlib region, in Istanbul, Turkey, February 29, 2020. (REUTERS/ Handout /Presidential Press Office)Speaking in Istanbul, Erdogan said he had told Putin in a phone call to stand aside and let Turkey “do what is necessary” with the Syrian government. He said Turkey did not intend to leave Syria right now. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had asked President Vladimir Putin for Russia to stand aside in Syria and let Turkey fight Syrian government forces alone, after 34 Turkish soldiers were killed this week.But the Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, kept up air strikes in the northwestern province of Idlib, attacking the strategic city of Saraqeb which sits on an important road, the Syrian Observatory war monitor reported.The government forces’ air strikes are part of a major assault to capture the province, part of the last remaining territory held by rebels backed byTurkey. “We went there because we were invited by the people of Syria. We don’t intend to leave before the people of Syria say, ‘Okay, this is done,'” Erdogan added.Three rounds of talks between Russia and Turkey failed to yield a ceasefire, but the Kremlin said on Saturday that Putin and Erdogan would discuss all aspects of the Syrian conflict in planned talks in Moscow.It set no date but officials on both sides say the talks will be on March 5 or 6.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Doha the Idlib issue can be settled only when Erdogan and Putin meet.Following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Cavusoglu also said Turkey wanted the United States to send Patriot missile systems as support in Idlib. Ankara has previously voiced the request, saying it faced air missile threats in the region.A U.S. State Department official told reporters on Friday that Washington was looking urgently to support Ankara in Idlib with information-sharing and equipment, but that any assistance would not involve military moves by American units.A Syrian boy removes a dead chicken from the debris of a building hit by an air strike in Idlib, Syria February 28, 2020. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)MIGRANTSAfter 33 of its soldiers were killed on Thursday, Turkey said it would allow migrants it hosts to freely pass to Europe. One more Turkish soldier was killed on Friday, raising this month’s toll to 55.Turkey hosts some 3.7 million Syrian refugees, in addition to Afghans, Iranians, and Moroccans among others. It has said it cannot take another refugee wave from Idlib.Violence in Idlib has displaced 1 million civilians since December inside the country near the Turkish border in desperate winter conditions.Smoke rises after an air strike in Saraqeb in Idlib province, Syria February 28, 2020. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)Erdogan said 18,000 migrants has crossed the border to Europe from Turkey since the gates were opened, without providing evidence, and that the number could rise to 25,000-30,000 on Saturday.Greece and Bulgaria, both European Union member states neighbouring Turkey, said they would not admit the migrants. Greek police fired teargas towards migrants gathered on its border with Turkey and demanding entry on Saturday.”The European Union needs to keep its promises. We don’t have to take care of this many refugees, to feed them,” Erdogan said. The EU said in a statement it was actively supporting Greece and Bulgaria in protecting the bloc’s borders, but also expressed condolences with Turkey over the soldiers’ deaths and said it was ready to step up humanitarian support.The head of the bloc’s executive European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said the EU was ready to involve its border agency Frontex to help control the land border.Turkey’s borders to Europe were closed to migrants under an accord between Turkey and the EU that halted the 2015-16 migration crisis when more than 1 million people crossed into Europe by foot.Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said he was planning to host a high-level meeting to seek long-lasting solutions for Syria and migrants, and that he would meet Erdogan on Monday.He said there was currently no migration pressure on the Balkan country’s border with Turkey.Topics :
Stefanidi, one of Greece’s most prominent athletes, was scheduled to hand the ceremonial flame to Japanese officials before the Greek leg of the torch relay was scrapped over COVID-19. “The IOC wants us to keep risking our health, our family’s health and public health to train every day?” she tweeted.”You are putting us in danger right now, today, not in 4 months.”On Tuesday, minutes before the IOC statement, the Euro 2020 football tournament was delayed for a year, bowing to the crisis that has paralyzed Europe and drastically curtailed international travel. Topics : Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.Stefanidi and British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson both voiced concerns after the International Olympic Committee said it was “fully committed” to running the Games as scheduled from July 24.An IOC member called the body’s stance “insensitive and irresponsible”, saying athletes were facing “anxiety and heartbreak” as they try to train during the virus emergency. ‘Bigger than the Olympics’ Doubts are increasingly being expressed about holding the Olympics on time, after the outbreak that first exploded in China spread to Asia and then worldwide, infecting almost 200,000 people and killing 7,900.On Wednesday an Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo, doubling as a test event, became the latest competition to be cancelled.A day earlier, the deputy head of Japan’s Olympic committee said he had tested positive for coronavirus.But the IOC insisted “there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage” adding that “any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive”.Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian IOC member with four ice hockey gold medals, warned “this crisis is bigger than even the Olympics”.”From an athlete perspective, I can only imagine and try to empathize with the anxiety and heartbreak athletes are feeling right now,” she said in a statement.”The uncertainty of not knowing where you’re going to train tomorrow as facilities close and qualification events are cancelled all over the world would be terrible if you’ve been training your whole life for this.”Wickenheiser added: “I think the IOC insisting this will move ahead, with such conviction, is insensitive and irresponsible given the state of humanity.”Middle-distance runner Jess Judd also criticized the IOC advice on training, while fellow British track athlete Guy Learmonth has told The Guardian that the Olympics should be postponed. Olympic qualifying tournaments are among the swathe of sports events that have been cancelled or postponed, with only 57 percent of athletes booking their places so far.”It’s unbelievable,” said Stefanidi. “What about team sports that have to train together? What about swimming? What about gymnastics that they touch the same objects? “There is zero consideration of the risk they are putting us in right now.”Johnson-Thompson, the world heptathlon champion, criticized the IOC for telling athletes to train “as best they can”, saying it was at odds with stringent government health measures.”I feel under pressure to train and keep the same routine which is impossible,” she wrote on Twitter.”It’s difficult [to] approach the season when everything has changed in the lead-up apart from the ultimate deadline,” added the Briton.
Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – Leanne Clements has resigned from her position as responsible investment manager at the PPF to pursue other opportunities. Clements joined the UK lifeboat fund in April, having most recently been at West Midlands Pension Fund.Church Commissioners – Sir Andreas Whittam Smith is to step down as chairman of the Assets Committee after 15 years’ service. The decision will take effect at the next AGM of the Church Commissioners, scheduled for June 2017. A successor is to be announced “in due course”.Manulife Asset Management – The investment management arm of Manulife has appointed Neil Summers to the newly created role of head of EMEA client service and sales support. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he spent 12 years, most recently as head of client service for the EMEA.AMF – Fredrik Ronvall, transaction and analysis manager at AMF Fastigheter, the real estate arm of the Swedish pension provider AMF, has been appointed manager and investment manager of unlisted real estate companies in Sweden and abroad at AMF’s asset management business, a role he will take on in addition to his current position.Be Frank – Jan Hein Rhebergen is to start as commercial director at the Dutch pensions provider from 1 October. Rhebergen will make up the executive team together with Marianne de Boer-Maasland. He has been sales manager for pensions at insurer Delta Lloyd since 2012, having previously worked in commercial and management roles at ING and insurer Nationale Nederlanden.Kring van Pensioenspecialisten (KPS) – The Dutch association of pension specialists has appointed Mark Verschuren to its board. He is to focus on fintech developments. Verschuren, an econometrist, is a consultant at Sprenkels & Verschuren.Aon Hewitt – Frank Driessen, CCO for the Netherlands, has also been appointed as CCO for Germany, as part of a restructuring at the company. In the new set-up, Heleen Vaandrager, who has been sales director since 2014, is now also a member of the executive team of Aon Hewitt Netherlands. Xander ’s-Gravendijk has taken over the executive tasks of Judith van Ree, after the latter left the company. He has worked at Aon Hewitt for 16 years and currently serves as COO/CIO. Aon Hewitt said Pascal Hoogenboom would remain as chief executive, as well as a board member on United Pensions, Aon’s pan-European pensions fund.Achmea – The insurance group has appointed Michel Lamie as a member of its executive board, as of 1 January 2017. He is to succeed Huub Arendse as CFO in April, when Arendse is to complete his four-year term. Achmea is parent company of Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer.Managing Partners Group – The asset management boutique has appointed Philip Eaton Richards as head of its capital markets team. Richards built and managed his own professional services business, which he founded in 1992, and has taken senior roles in entrepreneurial organisations since 2009. West Midlands, USS, International Centre for Pension Management, Railways Pension Trustee Company, Cardano, PwC, Pension Protection Fund, Church Commissioners, Manulife Asset Management, Aberdeen Asset Management, AMF, Be Frank, Delta Lloyd, Kring van Pensioenspecialisten, Aon Hewitt, Achmea, Managing Partners GroupWest Midlands Pension Fund – The former deputy head of equities at the UK’s largest pension fund has joined the £11.5bn (€15.7bn) West Midlands to lead the local government scheme’s in-house investment team. Jason Fletcher joined West Midlands as assistant director of investments on 16 September. He joined from the Universities Superannuation Scheme, where he was head of North American equities and deputy head of equities until April.International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) – Three new members are joining the board of directors this September to fill the vacancies of Ole Beier Sørensen, Alexander Dyck and Rosemary Vilgan. The three appointees include Chris Hitchen, chief executive at Railways Pension Trustee Company and its operating subsidiaries, RPMI and Railpen Investments; Sarah Owen, general counsel and general manager of corporate strategy at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund; and Laurence Booth, CIT chair in structured finance at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.Cardano – Eric Mathijssen, a senior manager at PwC’s risk team, has been appointed as client director as of 1 October. He has previously worked at Ortec Finance, Towers Watson and Mercer Investment Consulting. Mathijssen is also chairman of the asset-liability management committee at the Dutch Association of Investment Professionals (VBA).
A consortium comprising France’s Total and the German conglomerate Siemens are reportedly first in line to sign a deal for the construction of a 600-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Cuba.Citing diplomats, Reuters reports the consortium has been mulling over the contract since winning the tender for the project last year.Total confirmed to Reuters an LNG-to-power project is being considered for Cuba as well as some other countries where the company is exploring the potential.The finalization of the contract between Cuba and Total-Siemens consortium is hampered by the U.S. sanctions and the Cuban bureaucracy, despite the country opening up to foreign investment.In July 2016, Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuban state-owned utility Unión Eléctrica (UNE) aimed at modernizing the country’s infrastructure.Under the current plan, Total would deliver liquid gas from abroad and supply it to the power plant built by Siemens.The project would up Cuba’s power capacity that is currently at 6,000 megawatts that is 95 percent generated from fossil fuels. Cuba is aiming to have 24 percent of its power produced from renewable sources by 2030.
LocalNews Police investigae stabbing incident at local high school, death of Calibishi man and more by: – September 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Image via:newsdrifter.comTwo 17 year olds of a local school are in police custody, while another was treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital for stab wounds, following an altercation at the learning institution today.Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Mathew is reporting that “this morning, the police responded to report of wounding at a school in Roseau. The incident occurred at around 8.05 when right after assembly, the activity between three 17 year old male students of the 5th form of that school progressed from an argument into an altercation. One of them was wounded with a pair of scissors. He received two cuts to his earlobe and left earlobe. He was treated at the PMH and discharged while the other two are in police custody,’ he said.Meantime police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffery Valmond, a 47 year old male of Concord who resided at Palm Tree in Woodfordhill.“Some Calibishie persons who were going fishing between 8 and 9 pm on Thursday found Valmond lying face down in the sea at Compton Point in Calibishie. Valmond was pronounced dead on that beach by the district medical officer and his body was transported to the PMH.”It is expected that a post mortem and a coroner’s inquest will be conducted.Meantime Eddie Valmont and Danny Auguiste male adults of Sinekou were each sentenced to one year imprisonment for theft of lumber belonging to the Waitukubuli National Trial Project. This lumber was material that the project was to use to erect billboard signs.Dominica Vibes News Share Share 131 Views one comment Share Tweet
DILG city director Ma. Joy MaridethMadayag said she will deploy validating teams to inspect the efforts of villageheads and officials in reclaiming and clearing of roads. “Barangay and city officials must takethe clearing operations seriously,” she stressed. Leonardia earlierreminded all village heads and officials in this city to “impose theirauthority” in implementing the order to reclaim public roads being used forprivate purposes. BACOLOD City – The Department of theInterior and Local Government (DILG) in this city will conduct surpriseinspection of 64 barangays here, to check on their compliance on President RodrigoDuterte’s order to clear the roads within their jurisdictions of obstructions. “We enjoined all local DILG heads toencourage the public to send pictures of illegal structures and other roadobstructions to their official social media page for proper action,” she added. DILG’s regional office, according toMadayag, will closely monitor the highly-urbanized cities first. “We’ve seen significant progress,” themayor added. Executive Assistant Butch Soliguen,who heads the barangay cluster, said the 14 compliant communities did not haveas much to clear as other barangays. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part,said the city’s compliance is now 80 percent. Earlier, the city government reportedat least 14 of the 61 barangays are 100-percent compliant with the roadclearing operation. These villages include Barangays 8, 9, 10, 18, 22, 23, 24,31, 37, Felisa, Mandalagan, Montevista, Villamonte, and Vista Alegre. Sept. 29 is thelast day of the 60-day ultimatum that President Rodrigo Duterte gave localchief executives throughout the country to reclaim all public roads being usedfor private ends./PN