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E. Patchogue Woman, Dog Rescued from Frozen Creek

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 63-year-old woman and her dog were rescued on Valentine’s Day from a small island in Abets Creek in East Patchogue after the woman went to rescue her dog who ran away, Suffolk County police said.Merry Locurto had gone on the frozen creek behind her home around 3 p.m. after her dog, Blueberry, ran onto the ice, police said. At one point, Locurto fell through the ice but managed to find a small island in the creek where she got herself to shore.Blueberry was rescued when a Good Samaritan in a kayak pulled the dog from the ice and brought the dog to the island. Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers were notified and pulled Locurto, Blueberry and the Good Samaritan onboard their vessel and returned to shore, police said.Locurto received treatment at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, police said, and the Good Samaritan took the uninjured pup back home.last_img read more

Another jury says Wells Fargo infringed on RDC patents

first_imgThe Texas jury in a second lawsuit brought by USAA against Wells Fargo also determined that Wells Fargo had willfully infringed on USAA’s remote deposit capture (RDC) technology patents. The first lawsuit – with a different jury –  resulted in $200 million in damages; this most recent decision orders Wells Fargo to pay an additional $103 million in damages.The first lawsuit dealt with autocapture technology, while this one dealt with broader patents, including the technology that reads the check to verify the routing/account numbers and the information submitted by the consumer.While Wells Fargo has not formally requested an appeal in either lawsuit, the bank in December filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas asking the court to stay the judgement in the first case pending any post-judgment motions. While the bank still has not indicated whether it will appeal that decision, in another sealed motion, Wells Fargo has asked for a new trial in the first case. No motions have been made in the second case.NAFCU is also monitoring a request from the vendor that provides Wells Fargo, and thousands of other financial institutions, with RDC technology for a federal judge in California to issue judgment that its technology does not infringe on USAA’s patents. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Birmingham Residential: Guarding the town jewel

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Gov. Wolf Joins Slippery Rock University in Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault

first_img September 04, 2019 It’s On Us PA,  Press Release Slippery Rock, PA – Governor Tom Wolf visited Slippery Rock University today to talk with students and administrators and highlight efforts to combat campus sexual assault. The governor launched It’s On Us PA over three years ago as the nation’s first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault on campuses.“I commend Slippery Rock University, and schools across the commonwealth, for working to change campus culture and make schools safer,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The risk of sexual assaults increases at the start of the fall semester. The It’s On Us campaign is encouraging these conversations and is increasing awareness, education and resources to combat sexual assault.”It’s On Us is a national movement started by the Obama administration to fight against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women. Over the past three years, the Wolf Administration has invested nearly $3 million in competitive grants to dozens of 2-year and 4-year institutions in every corner of the state. The grants support programs on campuses to stop sexual violence.In addition to grants, the governor championed two major laws that he signed in June. One law requires post-secondary institutions to offer online, anonymous options for students to report sexual assaults. The other law protects students reporting sexual assault from being disciplined for violating school drug, alcohol, or other policies.“We must never tolerate sexual assault on our campuses or a culture that allows it,” said Governor Wolf. “We can all be proud that Pennsylvania is a national leader on this issue. This movement is fueled by students, parents and administrators demanding that all students are safe at our colleges and universities.”During the visit, the governor met privately with student leaders and administrators to learn about Slippery Rock University’s It’s On Us initiatives to protect students.“Slippery Rock University is committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment free from all forms of coercion and harassment for students, employees and guests,” said William Behre, president of Slippery Rock University. “This commitment includes education, prevention and, if necessary, punishment for all forms of harassment. We have zero tolerance for behavior that violates our community values; values that expect people to demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation of all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavors, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the University community.“We are grateful for the support of grants like Gov. Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us’ initiative that provide essential funding to help us in our work to achieve our goals.”The first several weeks of the fall semester is commonly referred to as the “Red Zone” when sexual assault increases, especially among freshman women.Governor Wolf invites everyone to take the It’s On Us PA pledge and play a role in ending sexual assault. Gov. Wolf Joins Slippery Rock University in Fight Against Campus Sexual Assaultcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Chart of the Week: Global passive assets hit €8.3trn

first_imgThe share of global assets managed through passive strategies has grown from 17% to 22% in this year’s Top 400 Asset Managers survey carried out by IPE.However, the share of ‘passive’ global assets is still below its high point of 26% in 2016.Global active and passive assets (%)Chart MakerActively managed global assets are growing at a higher rate, according to the IPE survey. The compound annual growth rate of ‘active’ global assets for the past five years was nearly 7.9%, compared with a rate of 5.2% for passive assets. IPE Top 400 Asset Managers: Your source for institutional market intelligenceIPE offers unrivalled intelligence on over 400 global asset managers covering over 100 categories of products, strategies, asset classes, and key data areas. The data set is available to buy with a variety of purchase options.For more information please contact iperesearch@ipe.com. Further readingTop 400 Asset Managers 2019: Cultures Change Is asset management a technology business, a people business, or both?Artificial intelligence: Let me tell you what you really think How are managers deploying natural language processing to analyse management sentiment in earnings calls?center_img At a European level, 80% of institutional assets managed were through active strategies, according the survey. This was down from 83% last year, indicating that passive strategies are gaining ground among European institutional investors.European institutional active and passive assets (%)Chart MakerThe growth rate of passively managed institutional assets in Europe for the past five years was 6.3%, compared with a 7.5% rate for actively managed assets.In this year’s IPE Top 400 survey, the ratios of active and passive assets were calculated from the total figures for actively managed and passively managed assets across the whole universe of managers that were surveyed. This means the sample varies slightly year-on-year due to mergers between managers and other events.Passive assets, 2015-19 (€trn)Chart MakerClick here to download the complete Top 400 table last_img read more

Seadrill grabs multi-well contract for West Carina drillship

first_imgOffshore drilling company Seadrill has won a contract for its West Carina drillship with Thai PTTEP.West Carina – Image source: SeadrillThe contract is expected to begin in January 2020 and last until June. The drillship will work for PTTEP in Malaysia, and the oil company will have options to extend the contract further, Seadrill.According to remarks made during Q3 2019 earnings call last week, Seadrill CEO Anton Dibowitz said the contract for the 2014-built drillship was for four firm wells plus six optional wells.Dibowitz said that the contract “fits nicely with a five-year classing currently underway in Malaysia.”Per the call transcript by the Motley Fool, the CEO said the dayrate secured demonstrated the continued strengthening of the high specification floater market; however, he didn’t say what the dayrate for the West Carina was.Related: Seadrill: Offshore drilling market recovering, but at ‘lower pace’Asked by an analyst about the clean dayrate for the West Carina, Dibowitz said that while Seadrill was working with clients to get them on board with disclosing dayrates publicly, customers had their reasons to be sensitive around it so that he couldn’t comment more on that.He did say that reports out there issued by brokers and analysts regarding the West Carina dayrate were fairly accurate. Norway-based rig broker Bassoe Offshore has estimated the dayrate to be around $230,000.This is an increase compared to the rig’s previous contracts with Petronas in Brunei and Malaysia, which, according to Bassoe, had dayrates of $175,000, but it’s still much lower compared to a deal the rig had had with Petrobras between 2015 – 2018. According to Bassoe Offshore, this contract had a dayrate of $481.000.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email.Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form, where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Jamaican high commissioner wants air passenger duty scrapped

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel Jamaican high commissioner wants air passenger duty scrapped by: – March 25, 2011 Photo credit:imagenewsletter.comBy Andrew ClunisLONDON, England (JIS) — Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Anthony Johnson, has called for a total scrapping of Britain’s Air Passenger Duty (APD).Johnson said on Wednesday that, while the British government’s decision to delay the increase in the duty represented temporary relief for travellers to Caribbean destinations, scrapping the tax would have a more significant impact on Caribbean tourism.Britain’s Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne, confirmed on Wednesday that the increase, which was due to take effect next month, has been frozen by one year. He however warned that the delay could mean a bigger increase next year.APD is an excise duty paid by airline passengers using UK airports. Caribbean governments are concerned about anomalies in how the APD is structured, such as flights to the Caribbean attracting higher tax than flights to parts of the United States which are farther away.Caribbean tourism and government officials, including Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding, and Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, have had meetings with British ministers on the matter.Although the tax has not been taken off the books, as was hoped by some campaigners, the delay will allow time for a review.“We hoped we could replace the per passenger tax with a per plane tax. We have tried every possible option, but have reluctantly had to accept that all are currently illegal under international law,” Osborne explained.He added that his government would work with others to try to get the law changed. In the meantime, he said that they are consulting on how to improve the existing “and rather arbitrary” bands that appear to believe that the Caribbean is further away than California.“We will also seek to bring private jets, which pay no duty at all, into the scope of taxation. The wealthiest should not escape the tax the ordinary holidaymaker has to pay,” the Chancellor said.He also noted that the decision to delay this year’s increase was based on cost pressures being faced by families, following last year’s hefty rise.Johnson said he hoped that the delay in the tax rise would help to keep Jamaica’s tourism sector buoyant.“This is good news for tour operators, and all players in our tourism sector. Significant increases in airfares, at this time, would have hurt the industry. It is also good news for the UK Jamaican Diaspora. Families travelling home to Jamaica have already been feeling the strain, and this decision will keep the pressure off, for a while,” he said.He suggested that what was important now, was to continue the dialogue, and move forward towards a permanent solution that is fair and equitable, and will make travel to Jamaica and the Caribbean a more affordable experience.Source: Caribbean News Now! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 28 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Neymar’s £7m paradise on earth mansion

first_img Loading… Neymar found himself at the centre of a coronavirus crisis storm when he was accused of flaunting self-isolation rules. The PSG star flew to Brazil on a private jet with pals and shared snaps on social media playing beach volleyball with his mates. A local described the property as a “dream home” when it first emerged Neymar had bought it. Of course, it’s a property that’s fit for a king – and the world’s most expensive player. Built on a two-and-a-half acre plot, the property rests in the exclusive and gated estate called Portobello. And it’s amenities are just simply out of this world. Not many footballers can say their house boasts a helipad and jetty, but Neymar can. The latter is where he docks his yacht, the Embraer Phenom 100E. There’s also plenty of self-isolation essentials – like a gym, tennis court, sauna, massage room, spa, and jacuzzi. If that’s not enough. there’s an underground cellar with space for 3,000 bottles of wine. Neymar’s neighbours include footballer Emerson Sheik and Brazilian Emmy-nominated actress Adriana Esteves. He showed off the swimming pool of the mansion on Instagram soon after he made the multi-million pound purchase by posting a photo of himself with friends in the water. The caption read: “In life people only need love and friends.” The villa is also a short drive from famous Angra Dos Reis, a popular getaway for Rio residents and a beautiful mirage of 365 islands. Despite appearing to break quarantine rules, that game of beach volleyball actually took place in the confines of his sprawling estate. And those friends that are staying with him are actually in quarantine with him. His communication manager revealed: “The photo in question was published on Neymar’s Instagram and shows him with other people who are in quarantine with him, people who live and travelled together from Paris to Brazil. “Neymar offered his home to all of them so they could spend the first 14 days there before meeting up with their respective families. “The house where the athlete is doing his quarantine is totally isolated and provides peace and serenity so he can continue training and looking after his loved ones at this time of world pain and confinement. “There are no visits or business meetings at the house, above all because the residential estate it’s on only permits access to residents. “The exception in terms of visitors has been his son, Davi Lucca, who came to the house to stay with his dad. Read Also:Cafu insists: Neymar better player than Barcelona star Messi“David, his mum, his stepdad and his brother were in Paris days earlier to visit him. “Neymar is staying apart from other members of his family, like his mum, sister and grandmother, for example, because he understands this is a moment that demands an effort for the common good.” And we can think of worse places to be holed up in while self-isolating. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World It drew scores of complaints on social media, but Neymar insists he wasn’t breaking social-distancing rules – with everyone in quarantine together. And they are spending their time in Neymar’s £7million mansion 60 miles down the coast from Rio de Janeiro – where he stayed in 2018 before the World Cup to nurse his broken foot. Inside Neymar’s amazing £7m mansion with helipad where he is spending coronavirus crisis with his pals on Rio outskirtslast_img read more

Osman keeping feet on the ground

first_img “At the moment, we are so focused on how we are trying to play that the next six months is going to be great potential for us as a football club,” Martinez said. “We went to Manchester City earlier in the season and could not be ourselves, to play the way we wanted, and consequently we lost the game. “Since then we went to Old Trafford and the Emirates in the space of a week and it was a completely different performance, and that was an incredible sign. “We have a blend which excites me and all the players are working hard trying to improve and develop. “I am really excited about the potential of these group of players.” Martinez added: “Long term Everton need to be in the Champions League, whether it is this season, I don’t know, but we are going forward.” Midfielder James McCarthy collected his fifth booking of the season – which started playing for Wigan – on Sunday and so will now be suspended for the home game against Fulham. Martinez said on evertontv: “It is one of those situations you have to cope with – it is the month of coping with the five bookings. “We will have to make sure we use that time for him to recover. “We have had a really intense week, but I thought James was superb once more.” The Toffees earned a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday through a late equaliser from substitute Gerard Deulofeu, who is on loan from Barcelona. It was a second positive result away to one of the leading Barclays Premier League clubs following on from the impressive 1-0 win at Manchester United in midweek. Everton are now unbeaten in eight Premier League matches, and have climbed to fifth – just two points off second-placed Liverpool. Osman, though, insists Roberto Martinez’s well-drilled side will just continue to quietly go about their own business as they chase down a long-term ambition of qualification for the Champions League. “We are a fit and strong team and have been going to these places having a lot of possession. When you do that you can dictate the pace of the game,” said Osman, 32. “We always came positive and wanting to win, but maybe there is a bit more belief now – however, we are not going to get ahead of ourselves. “We have had a good week, but everyone knows things can change quickly. “We will hopefully keep ticking along quietly and see where that takes us.” Martinez has done well since taking over from David Moyes, beating the Toffees’ old manager on his first visit to Old Trafford. While the Spaniard is determined to keep everyone at Goodison Park grounded, he believes recent results on the road have shown the current group have the opportunity to challenge the very best. Midfielder Leon Osman insists Everton are not about to get carried away with their impressive opening third of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Newborn left on the doorsteps of an apartment in Orlando

first_imgAuthorities in Orlando are currently searching for the person who left a day old infant on the doorsteps of an apartment.The infant was left at the Willow Key Apartments in the 5500 block of Arnold Palmer Drive on Saturday around 10:00 am.According the infant was found on a residents doorstep wrapped in only a t-shirt.The resident told officials that she left for work and received a call from a neighbor about an infant crying, however, she is unsure who would have just left an infant on her doorstep.The infant was taken to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where authorities say he is in good health but now officials are searching for the child’s parents.Authorities are also reminding the public that unwanted newborns can be taken to a hospital or to a fire station up to 7 days old without criminal repercussions.last_img read more