Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A second suspect was arrested for his alleged role in killing a 36-year-old man whose body was found on fire in a wooded area of Manorville last week, Suffolk County police said.Orlen Soliz-Galvez, 18, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the teenager and 21-year-old Bryan RosalesMejia killed German Guzman, whose burning remains were found within the Otis Pike Preserve off Wading River-Manor Road on Thursday.All three men are from Amityville.Soliz-Galvez will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.RosalesMejia was ordered held without bail Saturday. He is due back in court Friday.Detectives are continuing the investigation.
52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cynthia Campbell Cynthia is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), she holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Elmhurst College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in Adult … Web: www.balancepro.org Details Remember that scene in Top Gun when Tom Cruise sings, “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” in the bar? All of us are working so hard to create that loving feeling and make sure our members never lose it. In this increasingly complex and fast moving time, making it easy to use the credit union is the clearest path to creating that love that lasts.One example of this is my Delta Gold AMEX card. Yes, I know it is not a credit union card and I do have a bit of guilt about that. While my mortgage, HELOC, checking and savings are all with a credit union, as a frequent flyer I am rewards chaser and I could not find a credit union credit card with rewards that match my lifestyle. I think I will talk more about that in my next article. Anyway, I booked a trip to Key West last August and ten days before my trip, in mid-December, I received an email from them letting me know I was ready for my trip. They used data they already had about me, airline and hotel purchases made with the AMEX card, to provide additional service. They informed me that they updated my file to reflect my travel and there was no need for me to contact them to let them know I would be making purchases from Key West. They reminded me to download their mobile app and enable push notifications to enable them to alert me of potential fraudulent activity on my account and, in many cases, allow me to resolve concerns instantly. Guess which card I used on vacation?Whenever I have an experience that causes me to have that loving feeling with a company and pledge my loyalty, I ask myself, “How can credit unions create that Tom Cruise moment for their members?”Let’s look at this email through the lens of offering more value to the credit union member.Big Data – Credit unions already collect a ton of data on their members. Data can come from applications, transactions, and conversations. Many credit unions use “big data” to send targeted promotional offers to specific members which is great for growing the credit union. Fewer credit unions use “big data” to increase service and reduce member effort, like AMEX did in the example above. How might your credit union use the data you collect to better serve the member?Digital Strategies and the Omni-Channel Experience – The email I received had links to their website, a link to download their mobile app, and a toll free phone number specific for gold card holders. I had channel choices and I have used all three channels, which are all integrated with each other. The power of a well designed website and easy to use mobile app allows me to take care of my needs 24/7. It makes my life easier when I can serve myself, not to mention that it increases operational efficiencies because it frees up staff to help members who need more consultative services. Are your website and mobile app easy to use? Is your call center well versed in these digital channels? Have you watched a member use your website and mobile app? Is it as intuitive as your web designer thinks it is?Ease of Use – When we reduce the effort the member has to exert to join the credit union, apply for a loan, or resolve a problem it creates loyalty. That increases when we anticipate their unspoken needs. When was the last time your credit union looked at the critical member experiences with the goal of understanding the member journey? Doing this can help you identifying the pain points and focus on making using the credit union effortless.Credit unions chase that loving feeling that leads to loyalty because loyal members use more products and services and thus are more profitable. The member experience is more than a smile during a transaction. It starts with your website, the first place people go to research your credit union’s products, it continues with the smart use of “big data” and wins the hearts of members by making their financial life easy. Make 2016 the year that your members melt into that loving feeling for your credit union through that powerfully easy member experience..Filene Research Institute has studied these important topics and invites you to explore them too. Below are some Filene Research Institute resources for your exploration.Big DataBig Data and Credit Unions: Machine Learning in Member TransactionsRightsizing Big Data for Credit UnionsDigital Strategies and the Omni-Channel Digital Lessons From Amazon: Credit Unions and the Online ExperienceOnline and Mobile Channels: Strategies of High-Performing Credit UnionsChannel Delivery for TomorrowChannel Costs and Member BehaviorFilene’s Digital Strategies Advisory ServicesEase of UseMember Effort Benchmarking: Measuring Ease of Use – Report available January 27th at Filene.OrgFilene’s Member Journey Advisory Services
“If you want what you have never had before. If you want to do what you have never done before. If you want to be what, you have never been before. Then you have to change your mentality.” – Eric Thomas, motivational speaker, author, and minister But you are comfortable. You are too comfortable to realize the opportunities that lie before you. Why, because instead of thinking about the opportunity, you are thinking about the commitment. So subconsciously you have already lost. You have allowed Resistance; the narrative you tell yourself – “I am not good enough” – to win. I fight Resistance every minute of every day. It’s a vicious, deceitful, and cunning enemy but I am tired. I am sick of allowing Resistance dictate what I can achieve. I refuse to die with unrealized dreams still in me. I decided to start looking at my life as an opportunity, to be what I have never been before. So what’s the game plan? continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
STORY CITY — A meat locker in Story City is the first in Iowa to be allowed to sell its products to customers in other states.A new federal program lets state-inspected lockers get a U-S-D-A stamp on processed meat, so it can be sold across state lines. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig told Radio Iowa this opens up new markets for Iowa meat lockers as well as livestock and poultry producers.“Iowa’s got a great brand for agriculture, as we know, and specially for meat production and so we think that’s something that we think can perform very well really all across the country,” Naig said.This could broaden the range of Iowa beef, pork and poultry sold to restaurants in cities like Chicago and beyond that promote the farm-to-table concept. It also means Iowa-branded meat could be sold in regional grocery stores.“Over the last couple of months we’ve had a lot of focus on the food and agriculture supply chain and meat in particular and so I think there’s a lot of interest on the part of consumers and restaurants and really all across the board in more options when it comes to sourcing meat,” Naig said, “and we’ve seen that in the fact that our meat lockers are very, very busy and we like that we think that there’s an upside for them to stay busy.”Naig and his staff worked for nearly a year to ensure all state regulations and inspections met the federal program requirements. It meant buying some new equipment and additional training for the state’s meat and poultry inspectors.“It does also require USDA to come into those lockers from time to time,” Naig said, “but the day-to-day, ongoing operational inspections will be conducted by our team.”Meat processing businesses that have fewer than 25 full-time employees can sign up for the federal program. Al’s Country Meat Locker in Calmar and Ohrt’s Smokehouse in Ionia have also qualified for the program. Naig indicated a dozen other meat lockers that are eligible have applied.“This is where I think there’s an opportunity: one for those existing meat lockers to expand, maybe hire some additional staff, make some equipment investments and some facility investments,” Naig said. “And we are hearing, too, of some real interest in some new facilities and folks getting into the business, so that’s an exciting thing for us to look at — expanding this market opportunity and the economic development that goes along with it.”There are a couple of hundred meat lockers in the state and 68 of them are eligible for this federal program.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has recorded a 61 per cent increase in vehicular accidents for the year. This is according to Traffic Chief Dion Moore in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency.According to Moore, the traffic task force has been reintroduced to curb accidents, pointing out that the use of cell phones while driving and inattentiveness are among the reasons for accidents.“Our main focus will be to catch, capture driver who chose to drive above the prescribed limit, speeding in areas where there are traffic lights, breach of traffic lights control signals, driving using a cell phone as well,” Moore explained.The reintroduction of the traffic task force is expected to address these concerns along with other traffic violations, adding that the task force, which will consist of Police ranks including inspectors, will be conducting enforcement in all divisions.Using cell phones while driving is “a soaring issue”, Moore added. However, effectively charging persons for this violation is difficult for policemen. Officers first have to recognise the offence but many drivers contest using their cell phones with the Police.“A lot of persons when they see the police, upon recognising the police, they’ll drop the phone in the vehicle and remain in the sameTraffic Chief Dion Mooreposition that they were at and they will try to contest with the police that they were on the call,” said Moore.However, the Police have been assisted by surveillance cameras that are installed across the city, Moore said. “We do find a lot of cases coming out of the CCTV cameras and we will continue in that regards,” he pointed out. The cameras have also assisted Police with bringing charges to drivers who breach traffic lights.The task force is also expected to assist in curbing these violations, along with the cameras whilst operating between Fridays to Mondays. “We find most of the accidents occurring during that period and a lot of these drivers are found above the prescribed limit of alcohol,” Moore told GINA.Meanwhile, Moore pointed out that there has also been a 50 per cent increase in fatal accidents. There has also been an increase in minor accidents by 21 per cent. There was a reported 60 accidents for this year compared to 40 during the same period last year.While Moore identified driving under the influence as the major cause for a lot of the accidents, it was speeding that was responsible for most fatal accidents as well as inattentiveness on the roads was identified as a cause of fatal accidents. A total of 12,161 persons have been charged so far for speeding, Moore added.The Traffic Chief said everyday enforcement, coupled with education awareness across the country, will be used to decrease traffic accidents. “We’ll work along with the stakeholders, the National Road Safety Council and other organisations to see how best we can reduce accidents,” Moore assured.The traffic department will be soliciting youth organisations and vocational training programmes over the August holiday to conduct educational programmes on road safety.
NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA NOTESOur U16 Girls team take on Beart at home on Tuesday evening (21st) at 7:00 pm. Please come along and support the girls.There were no senior or reserve fixtures this weekend. The U21s traveled to Na Rossa for their opening Championship match on Wednesday but the match didn’t go ahead.The minors match at Milford didn’t go ahead on Monday evening.The U12s narrowly lost out at St. Michaels on Monday evening.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry. Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page. Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Training Thursday (23rd) 6:30 pm and on Saturday (25th) at 1:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U14s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U12s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 24, 15, 16, 11, 21 and the three winners (matching 3 numbers) are Frankie Callaghan, Stuaroy Gillespie and Kinceoid co Alices bar who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €1350.Last week’s numbers were 13, 2, 20, 11, 15 and the winners (matching 3 numbers) were John and Jim (Peter’s bar), John Lynch (Alice’s bar) and Eva McFadden (Coyle’s bar) who win €25 each.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE U16 GIRLS FACE BEART was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalNaomh Colmcille