first_imgErrata December 1, 2002 Errata E ratta Jared Spingarn, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society at Nova Southeastern University, was named Best Oral Advocate at this year’s E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition — Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. A story in November 1 News stated otherwise.last_img

3 With Long Island Ties Among Florida Massacre Victims

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three people with Long Island ties were among the 17 allegedly killed by a teenage gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Valentine’s Day.Aaron Feis, a 37-year-old West Islip native, was a junior varsity football coach who reportedly shielded students with his body. Scott Biegel, a 35-year-old Dix Hills native, was a teacher who died while trying to protect students from the gunfire. And the parents of 17-year-old Meadow Pollack, whose funeral was Friday, were originally from Oceanside.“When Aaron Feis died … he did it protecting others, guarantee that because that’s who Aaron Feis was,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters. “He was one of the greatest people I knew. He was a phenomenal man.”The alleged gunman, 19-year-old Nicholas Cruz, an orphan who’s adopted mother was an LI native, was arrested shortly after the massacre and charged with 17 counts of murder. Biegel died while letting students in his classroom to escape the gunfire, survivors told Good Morning America.Pollack was a senior who had been accepted into Lynn University in Boca Raton. Her parents were Oceanside High School graduates.last_img read more

Field of membership FAQs

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Field of membership (FOM) is constantly one of the topics NAFCU’s compliance team is asked about. These questions run the gamut from helping credit unions understand the language in their charters to figuring out how a credit union can expand its membership base. Today’s blog is a roundup of a few of the common questions we get on the federal FOM rules. As NCUA’s field of membership rules only apply to federal credit unions, state-chartered credit unions with similar questions will want to review any applicable state laws or guidance from the appropriate state regulator.We are a multiple common bond credit union with a number of SEGs and associations in our field of membership. Do customers of these businesses or associations qualify for membership?Unfortunately, customers do not fall within either of these common bonds. Chapter 2, Section II.A.1 of the NCUA’s Field of Membership Manual (Manual) requires all occupational common bonds to be based on employment. As customers are not employees of the business, they do not qualify for membership based on their relationship with a SEG.Chapter 2, Section III.A.1 of the Manual explains an associational common bond includes only “members and employees of a recognized association.” The Manual provides an eight factor test to determine whether a group has an associational common bond and includes a list of twelve groups that NCUA has already determined to meet this test. NCUA also provides some examples of groups that do not meet the associational common bond test. The Manual explains that those “associations based primarily on a client-customer relationship do not meet associational common bond requirements.” The Manual states “customers of Fleetwood Insurance Company” is an example of an unacceptable associational common bond because “customer/client relationships do not meet associational standards.” As a result, customers of a business would also not meet the associational common bond test. continue reading »last_img read more

Biometrics invade banking and retail

first_imgBanks have been quietly rolling out biometrics to identify customers — verifying them by their fingerprint, voice or eye scan — and retailers like Amazon are getting into the game.Why it matters: These companies are amassing giant databases of our most personal information — including our gait, how we hold our cellphones, our typing patterns — that raise knotty questions about data security and privacy.Driving the news: Amazon wants consumers to be able to pay for items in physical stores by waving their palm in front of a payment terminal, the WSJ reports.The system would link your palm image to a payment card.Amazon “plans to pitch the terminals to coffee shops, fast-food restaurants and other merchants that do lots of repeat business with their customers,” the Journal reports. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cablevision Sued Over Wi-Fi Hotspots

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cablevision System Corp.’s Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots are putting customers’ electronic devices’ security at risk, slowing Internet speeds and increasing electric bills, a Brooklyn man claimed in a federal lawsuit filed last month.Paul Jensen filed the suit July 16 against the Bethpage-based cable company, which he alleged didn’t get his permission before allowing fellow subscribers to log on to the Web when they’re within range of his residential Optimum Smart Router signal, according to court papers. Cablevision called the action “frivolous.”“Cablevision never obtained authorization from its customers to use the customers’ household routers to broadcast additional Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to the public,” the suit claims. “As a result of this unauthorized use, Cablevision is…externalizing its costs for this project onto its customers…compromising the speed of the customers’ Internet access and…subjecting its customers to increased security risks.”Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is reportedly facing a similar lawsuit filed by the same attorneys representing Jensen: Joseph Bates of Arkansas-based Carney Bates & Pulliam, PLLC; Gillian Wade of California-based Milstein Adelman, LLP; plus Brian Ku, Louis Mussman and M. Ryan Casey of Florida-based Ku & Mussman, P.A. They are seeking class-action status in both cases.Cablevision, the fifth-largest cable company in the country, suggested that the suit is a jobs program for the legal team in a statement to Courthouse News, which first reported the suit.“Our customers love having access to Optimum WiFi both in and out of the home, and this frivolous lawsuit appears to be the result of plaintiffs’ attorneys looking for something to do,” Cablevision said in the statement. “For more than 40 years, privacy and security have been of paramount importance to Cablevision, and all Optimum Wi-Fi access points provide both convenient and secure wireless broadband connections for our customers.”Aside from allegedly making it easier for hackers to gain access to their customers’ electronic information in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Jensen’s suit also claims that tests show Cablevison’s Wi-Fi hotspots saddle customers with increased electric bills.“Engineers at Speedify, a technology company offering services to increase customers’ Internet connection speeds, have run tests on routers supplied to residential customers, which broadcast secondary Wi-Fi networks—exactly like those Cablevision supplies to its customers to establish its Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots,” the suit said. “The test established that such devices do use more electricity than routers that only emit one Wi-Fi network, even if no one ever connects to the second Wi-Fi network, and thus the engineers concluded that companies engaging in such practices externalize millions of dollars in costs onto their unsuspecting customers in order to establish these Wi-Fi networks.”The suit was filed several months after Cabelvision launched Freewheel, a Wi-Fi-only voice, text and data service that offers an alternative to cell service providers—although the only device option currently available is a Moto G smartphone.Cabelvision has until Sept. 18 to file its initial response to the complaint with the court. The case is before Judge Leonard Wexler at Central Islip federal court.last_img read more

A store with Lika Quality products opened in Plitvice Lakes National Park

first_imgFor the weekend, more precisely on Saturday, in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika Quality certificates were awarded for 59 products, so the system now has a total of 98 products.Of the total number of products, the great news is that most, 88 of them are from the food sector, and all products in the regional quality system Lika Quality are produced in the area of ​​Lika destination, based on tradition, in accordance with legal regulations. The holder of the Lika Quality guarantee mark is LAG LIKA, and the project is implemented by the Lika Destination Cluster.Also, an info point of Lika destination was opened, which was established in cooperation with the Lika Destination Cluster and the Plitvice Lakes National Park with the aim of dispersing tourists throughout the Lika destination. quality produced on local farms, which has not been the case so far. In this way, the placement of products of local producers will be enabled, which will indirectly contribute to the development of this rural area.The head of the Lika Destination Cluster, Petra Butković, pointed out that the presence of local products in the tourist offer is crucial for the development of gastro destinations, while the Manager of the Agricultural Cooperative Lika Coop, Vladimir Tomaić, emphasized that this is a historic moment for 37 local producers to sell their products in Plitvice Lakes National Park. . Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most visited locations in the Republic of Croatia, visited by almost 10% of all tourists who come to Croatia. It is for this reason that the Lika Destination tourist cluster was established, which works on branding Lika Destinations as destinations of protected areas and recognizable gastro destinations, and with the aim of marketing local products through tourism.The director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Tomislav Kovačević, who is also the initiator of the INTEGRA LIKA 2020 project, a project of integrated economic development unique in Croatia, concluded that the vision of sustainable development of Lika is being realized.By the way, the whole story started in 2015 with the INTEGRA LIKA 2020 project, and after three years of implementing these projects, the results are more than visible. The greatest values ​​of the project are the fact that from the first day local producers are involved, which makes the project self-sustainable, which is, after all, its basic motto. Also, this is a great example from practice of how to start from an idea and how to connect and implement everything in the field. An example for school books and the whole of Croatia, as far as people are concerned.last_img read more

No clear link between school opening and COVID surge, study finds

first_imgWidespread reopening of schools after lockdowns and vacations is generally not linked to rising COVID-19 rates, a study of 191 countries has found, but lockdown closures will leave a 2020 “pandemic learning debt” of 300 billion missed school days.The analysis, by the Geneva-based independent educational foundation Insights for Education, said 84% of those 300 billion days would be lost by children in poorer countries, and warned that 711 million pupils were still out of school.”It’s been assumed that opening schools will drive infections, and that closing schools will reduce transmission, but the reality is much more complex,” said IfE’s founder and chief executive Randa Grob-Zakhary. The vast majority – 92% – of countries that are through their first wave of COVID-19 infections have started to reopen school systems, even as some are seeing a second surge.IfE found that 52 countries that sent students back to school in August and September – including France and Spain – saw infection rates rise during the vacation compared to when they were closed.In Britain and Hungary, however, infection levels dropped after initial school closures, remained low during the holidays, and began rising after reopening.Full analysis of these 52 countries found no firm correlation between school status and infections – pointing to a need to consider other factors, IfE said. “The key now is to learn from those countries that are reopening effectively against a backdrop of rising infections,” Grob-Zakhary said.The report said 44 countries have kept schools closed.It found countries are developing strategies for schools during the pandemic – including some, such as Italy, France, which order temporary school closures on a case-by-case basis.Other measures include policies on masks, class rotations and combining remote with in-school lessons.”This first real global test highlights what school life looks like in a COVID-world,” said Grob-Zakhary. “Understanding how countries undergoing a massive second wave are dealing with this new reality in the classroom is essential to guide future reopening decisions and to help schools remain open.” center_img Topics :last_img read more

Brisbane vacancy rates have bounced back new data shows

first_imgAfter taking a hammering in the September quarter, the Brisbane City vacancy rate has come back into the healthy zone at 3.4 per cent. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The AustralianBRISBANE vacancy rates have bounced back into the healthy zone despite a massive onslaught of new unit supply, new data shows.The latest REIQ residential vacancy rates report found positive signs that the Queensland capital’s rental market survived relatively unscathed the massive influx of new units in recent years – with vacancy rates now tightening across Greater Brisbane.Overall Brisbane’s residential vacancy rate tightened to 3 per cent (3.3 per cent in September quarter), with the highest level of vacancies coming from the inner area (0 to 5km from the CBD) at 3.6 per cent (3.7 per cent previously). Brisbane City moved into the healthy zone which is considered anything between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent vacancy rate, according to REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Brisbane’s inner zone from 0-5km from the CBD has its highest vacancy rate in the December quarter at 3.6 per cent, on the cusp of the healthy range. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian“The data has shown that supply and demand in the rental market is fairly evenly matched in the southeast corner. The vacancy rate in inner Brisbane has fallen to 3.6 per cent, which is very close to the healthy range and this is good news for both landlords and tenants,” she said.“When vacancy rates are within the healthy range it means landlords can secure tenants comfortably and it also means tenants have the opportunity to secure appropriate and suitable rental accommodation.”She said generally speaking Queensland ended the year on a “steady note”, with improvements over the December quarter across many markets. Brisbane vacancy rates: Overall 3 per centMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoBrisbane City 3.4 per centInner (0-5km) 3.6 per centMiddle (5-20km) 3.3 per centBrisbane Surrounds (Ipswich City, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redland City) 2.4% Ipswich City 2.4% Logan City 3.3% Moreton Bay 1.8% Caboolture 2.2% Pine Rivers 1.6% Redcliffe 1.6% Redland City 2.7% Mainland 2.7% Bay Islands 2.4%last_img read more

Tree City royalty crowned on Friday

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Miss Tree City was  crowned on Friday at the start of the Tree City Fall Festival. Miss Tree City Fall Festival 2019 is Taylor Gramman.  Taylor said, ” I am very excited to have been chosen and am looking forward to the Fall Festival!”When asked what her favorite memory of Fall festival is she stated, “I was the Little Miss Tree City in 2006.”Others crowned Friday evening included Miss Jr. Tree City is Caroline Koehne and Little Miss and Mr. Tree City are Gwendolyn Gauck and Jonathon Arnett.last_img

DNA request made in Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Mayorga’s attorney has said the model agreed to an out-of-court settlement to keep her name from going public, but was inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.Her attorney could not immediately be reached for comment, but in the past said the agreement should be made null and void because it was made when she was suffering from extreme psychological duress.Ronaldo is widely considered one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game, having won the Champions League title five times — once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid.He also led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in France.Juventus signed him last year from Real for 100 million euros ($115 million), the most ever paid for a player aged over 30.Ronaldo has long been marketed as a global face of football and his image has become a market mover. When the rape allegations first came to light, shares in Juventus dipped on the stock exchange.Forbes magazine says he is one of just three athletes to be given a lifelong contract by US sportswear manufacturer Nike along with NBA superstar LeBron James and retired basketball legend Michael Jordan. Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Las Vegas police have asked football star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape allegations made against him.The five-time world player of the year — who plays for Italian league champions Juventus — has vehemently denied the accusations, and his lawyer Peter Christiansen said the request was standard procedure.“Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation,” he said in a statement.The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it had made an official request to Italian authorities, adding it is “taking the same steps in this case as in any other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence”.Former model Kathryn Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, made the accusations against the now 33-year-old Ronaldo in a complaint filed last year in the state of Nevada.She claims after meeting the footballer at a Las Vegas nightclub, he raped her at his hotel suite on June 13, 2009 — just before he joined Real Madrid from Manchester United for a then-world record 94 million euros ($108 million).Mayorga’s lawyers have said previously she immediately reported the alleged rape to the Las Vegas police and underwent a medical examination.A private mediation was organised with representatives of Ronaldo, Mayorga and their lawyers, where she alleges she was paid $375,000 to keep quiet.Ronaldo’s lawyers have said that the non-disclosure agreement signed with the former model was “by no means a confession of guilt”.center_img FILE PHOTO: Cristiano Ronaldolast_img read more