Month: December 2020

Shirley Glider Crash Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An elderly glider pilot killed over the weekend is the third person to die in the second small airplane to crash shortly after taking off from same Shirley airstrip in nine months.Vincent Petruso, 74, of East Moriches, was described by his family as a “dedicated member of the Long Island Soaring Association,” a five-decade-old nonprofit group dedicated to piloting such engineless aircraft.The group is based out of Brookhaven Calabro Airport, where Petruso’s glider left shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday until it went down about 15 minutes later near Titmus Drive in Mastic.Two people died in August when their single-engine propeller plane that crash landed on a Shirley side street minutes after taking off from the same airport.Two others died when their small plane crashed into the Moriches Inlet in October. That plane had taken off from Spadaro Airport in East Moriches.National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to issue a preliminary report on the glider crash in about a week.last_img read more

Hempstead Home Invasion Suspect Charged

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One of two suspects has been arrested for allegedly pistol-whipping a sleeping man during a Hempstead home invasion this week, Nassau County police said.The 45-year-old victim was awakened by two men beating him with a handgun and stealing his car keys in his Harvard Street home shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said.Okeith Lewis, 28, also of Hempstead, was charged with robbery, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon. A judge set his bail at $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash.The victim suffered bruises to his face and an eye injury.The second suspect has not been apprehended. Lewis is due back in court Friday.Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Golden Globe Nominations Are Out

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” led the way Wednesday with seven Golden Globe nominations, followed closely by “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game,” each with five.“Birdman” scored nominations for Best Comedy or Musical, Director and several acting categories.Earning nominations for Best Drama were “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game,” Selma,” and “The Theory of Everything.”As for television, perennial nominees “The Good Wife,” and “Downtown Abbey,” were once again nominated for Best Drama, joined by newcomer “The Affair,” “Game of Thrones,” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”Joining Netflix in the Internet streaming wars was Amazon, which earned a nod for “Transparent” in the Best Comedy on TV category. Netflix is also represented in that category for its widely popular comedy, “Orange is the New Black.” Its political thriller “House of Cards,” was nominated for Best Drama. This is Amazon’s first nomination. The one glaring omission appears to be ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy “Modern Family,” which has dominated previous competitions.The Golden Globes, hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.Check out the full list of nominees:BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMABOYHOODFOXCATCHERTHE IMITATION GAMESELMATHE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAJENNIFER ANISTON: CAKEFELICITY JONES: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGJULIANNE MOORE: STILL ALICEROSAMUND PIKE: GONE GIRLREESE WITHERSPOON: WILDBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMASTEVE CARELL: FOXCATCHERBENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: THE IMITATION GAMEJAKE GYLLENHAAL: NIGHTCRAWLERDAVID OYELOWO: SELMAEDDIE REDMAYNE: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGBEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALBIRDMANTHE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELINTO THE WOODSPRIDEST. VINCENTBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALAMY ADAMS: BIG EYESEMILY BLUNT : INTO THE WOODSHELEN MIRREN: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEYJULIANNE MOORE: MAPS TO THE STARSQUVENZHANÉ WALLIS: ANNIEBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALRALPH FIENNES: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELMICHAEL KEATON : BIRDMANBILL MURRAY: ST. VINCENTJOAQUIN PHOENIX: INHERENT VICECHRISTOPH WALTZ: BIG EYESBEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILMBIG HERO 6THE BOOK OF LIFETHE BOXTROLLSHOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2THE LEGO MOVIEBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMFORCE MAJEURE TURIST (SWEDEN)GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE (ISRAEL)Arte France Cinéma; Music Box FilmsPhoenix film investments; Music Box FilmsTANGERINES MANDARIINID (ESTONIA)BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREPATRICIA ARQUETTE: BOYHOODJESSICA CHASTAIN: A MOST VIOLENT YEARKEIRA KNIGHTLEY: THE IMITATION GAMEEMMA STONE: BIRDMANMERYL STREEP: INTO THE WOODSBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREROBERT DUVALL: THE JUDGEETHAN HAWKE: BOYHOODEDWARD NORTON: BIRDMANMARK RUFFALO: FOXCATCHERJ.K. SIMMONS: WHIPLASHBEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTUREWES ANDERSON: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELAVA DUVERNAY: SELMADAVID FINCHER: GONE GIRLALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ,IÑÁRRITU: BIRDMANRICHARD LINKLATER: BOYHOODBEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTUREWES ANDERSON: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELGILLIAN FLYNN: GONE GIRLALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ, IÑÁRRITU,NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, ARMANDO BO: BIRDMANRICHARD LINKLATER: BOYHOODGRAHAM MOORE: THE IMITATION GAMEBEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTUREALEXANDRE DESPLAT: THE IMITATION GAMEJÓHANN JÓHANNSSON: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGTRENT REZNOR,ATTICUS ROSS: GONE GIRLANTONIO SANCHEZ: BIRDMANHANS ZIMMER: INTERSTELLARBEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE“BIG EYES” — BIG EYESMusic by: Lana Del ReyLyrics by: Lana Del Rey“GLORY” — SELMAMusic by: John Legend, CommonLyrics by: John Legend, Common“MERCY IS” — NOAHMusic by: Patti Smith, Lenny KayeLyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye“OPPORTUNITY” — ANNIEMusic by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will GluckLyrics by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck“YELLOW FLICKER BEAT” — THE HUNGER GAMES:MOCKINGJAY – PART 1Music by: LordeLyrics by: LordeBEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMATHE AFFAIR / SHOWTIMEDOWNTON ABBEY / PBSGAME OF THRONES / HBOTHE GOOD WIFE / CBSHOUSE OF CARDS / NETFLIXBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMACLAIRE DANES: HOMELANDVIOLA DAVIS: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERJULIANNA MARGULIES: THE GOOD WIFERUTH WILSON: THE AFFAIRROBIN WRIGHT: HOUSE OF CARDSBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMACLIVE OWEN: THE KNICKLIEV SCHREIBER: RAY DONOVANKEVIN SPACEY: HOUSE OF CARDSJAMES SPADER : THE BLACKLISTDOMINIC WEST: THE AFFAIRBEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALGIRLS / HBOJANE THE VIRGIN / THE CWORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK / NETFLIXSILICON VALLEY / HBOTRANSPARENT / AMAZONBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICALLENA DUNHAM: GIRLSEDIE FALCO: NURSE JACKIEJULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: VEEPGINA RODRIGUEZ : JANE THE VIRGINTAYLOR SCHILLING: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALLOUIS C. K.: LOUIEDON CHEADLE: HOUSE OF LIESRICKY GERVAIS: DEREKWILLIAM H. MACY : SHAMELESSJEFFREY TAMBOR: TRANSPARENTBEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONFARGO / FXTHE MISSING / STARZTHE NORMAL HEART / HBOOLIVE KITTERIDGE / HBOTRUE DETECTIVE / HBOBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMAGGIE GYLLENHAAL: THE HONORABLE WOMANJESSICA LANGE: AMERICAN HORROR STORY:FREAK SHOWFRANCES MCDORMAND: OLIVE KITTERIDGEFRANCES O’CONNOR: THE MISSINGALLISON TOLMAN: FARGOBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMARTIN FREEMAN: FARGOWOODY HARRELSON: TRUE DETECTIVEMATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY : TRUE DETECTIVEMARK RUFFALO: THE NORMAL HEARTBILLY BOB THORNTON: FARGOBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONUZO ADUBA: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKKATHY BATES: AMERICAN HORROR STORY:FREAK SHOWJOANNE FROGGATT: DOWNTON ABBEYALLISON JANNEY: MOMMICHELLE MONAGHAN: TRUE DETECTIVEBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMATT BOMER : THE NORMAL HEARTALAN CUMMING: THE GOOD WIFECOLIN HANKS: FARGOBILL MURRAY: OLIVE KITTERIDGEJON VOIGHT: RAY DONOVANlast_img read more

Woman’s Death in Lake Grove Sparks Murder Probe

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old woman who was found dead in her Lake Grove home on Thursday may have been a victim of foul play, Suffolk County police said.Fourth Precinct officers responded to a 911 call at a Win Place home, where they found Tricia Odierna dead shortly before 2 p.m., police said.Detectives are investigating the cause of the death, but it is believed to be criminal, police said.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-852-6392, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

Berger: NCUA must protect credit unions’ data

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said NCUA’s reported loss of sensitive personal and financial data from a credit union in Palm Springs, Calif., is “unacceptable” and pressed the agency to review what happened and to be open about how it will prevent a recurrence.“NCUA is a steward of credit unions’ sensitive information and must be held to the highest standard for safeguarding such data,” said Berger. “These types of errors have the ability to do great harm to credit unions’ reputations and their members’ financial well-being. We charge NCUA with taking all steps necessary to review their processes in a transparent way to ensure this type of mistake does not happen again.”Credit Union Times reported Monday that the agency confirmed its examiner lost an external flash drive containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers and account numbers of members during an examination of Palm Springs Federal Credit Union. An NCUA spokesman is quoted saying the thumb drive contained no PINs and that there has been no indication of any unauthorized access to members’ accounts or efforts to gain such access. continue reading »last_img read more

Engaging your employees is critical to the success of the credit union

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A recent study, conducted by Cornerstone OnDemand, looked at what motivated US employees to stay at their jobs. They interviewed 494 employed Americans ages 18 and older. The study focused on what would motivate the participants to stay with their employer other than compensation. The employees responded as follows:48% said a good manager for whom I enjoy working46% said feeling appreciated by my supervisor or employer39% said the opportunity to advance my career38% said a promotion or a new title32% said opportunity to learn and develop my skillsCredit Unions of all sizes face the challenge of how to keep their top employees to ensure success. Employee engagement issues are not new. The business and regulatory environment is always changing and evolving. In this post-great recession economy, earnings have improved, loan losses declined and there is light at the end of the tunnel. However, nobody cares understands appreciates (ncua) continues to pummel credit unions into the dirt. continue reading »last_img read more

Millennials lean more on parents

first_imgby: Hadley MalcolmMillennials aren’t moochers – it’s just a lot harder for them to become financially independent at the same pace their parents did, a new survey says.Both Millennials and their parents agree on that, according to a USA TODAY/Bank of America Better Money Habits survey of 1,000 Millennials, 18-34, and 1,005 parents of Millennials.Today’s young adults are three times as likely to say they got a lot of financial help from their parents when they were starting out, compared to what their parents say they got at the same age – 36% vs. 12% – the survey finds. And 40% of Millennials say they still get money from their parents; the majority are younger Millennials, 18-25, but 22% of 26-34 year-olds say they receive financial help. Even among Millennials who are married or living with a partner, a fifth continue to get help paying for things.“A lot of today’s Millennials are dealing with a lot of financial factors that their parents, and certainly adults in America, did not have to contend with a generation or two ago,” says Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, an author and personal finance expert who runs the site askthemoneycoach.com. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mobile banking users checking balances most of the time

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Roy Urriconce mobile banking end-users login, 80% of the time they only check balances. This was a highlight in the latest Monkey Insights “little-data” report from Austin, Texas-based Malauzai Software.The recap spotlighted key trends in mobile banking usage based on May 2015 data from 290-plus credit unions and banks, covering 5.9 million logins from 325,000 active mobile banking users. continue reading »last_img read more

5 keys findings: Consumers and the digital age

first_imgTechnology often is cited as an agent of change today. Yet as many consumers adopt new ways to interact, they still use tried-and-true ways to connect.The same holds true for financial services: As the demand for digital and mobile engagement has grown, the branch experience has remained vital to many relationships.To gain an enhanced perspective on the impact of the digital transformation on financial services, Fiserv has partnered with Harris Poll to research shifting demand among consumers.For the recently released “Expectations & Experiences: Household Finances” quarterly consumer trends survey, Harris Poll surveyed more than 3,000 adults to gauge how people manage their finances in the digital age.Five key research findings:1. Service quality drives satisfaction. Three-fourths (76%) of those surveyed by Harris Poll say they are satisfied with their primary financial organization. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Is old fashioned marketing still in fashion?

first_imgTraditional Marketing is dying. Or so it’s been said. But is it really? There has been much debate on the topic and while it cannot be denied that many traditional marketing channels have seen dramatic decreases, it doesn’t necessarily mean the audience for these mediums has disappeared.Digital and traditional marketing can give your members a unique experience in their own ways. Traditional marketing, however, offers something that digital marketing cannot – engagement of more than two senses. And for credit unions who are all about the member experience, and for the consumer who wants to be drawn in by an experience when they come in contact with your brand, it becomes hard to completely dismiss traditional efforts when devising your marketing plan.Let’s take a look at what some traditional marketing channels still can offer:Direct MailEveryone, for the most part, still receives direct mail. It’s a great way to get your message directly into the hands of potential members. It’s also relatively inexpensive and still proves to be highly effective. And, despite all the “junk mail” we think we get, direct mail often has fewer distractions than the increasingly cluttered online ad space. Instead of competing for attention with social media, video, and other online ads, use those channels to support your direct mail efforts with keywords, sponsored social media posts and by creating content that is interesting and will engage your target audience when they search for you online. Make it easy for them by always including your website and a call to action for other ways they can engage with you online, for instance “Visit us on Facebook for more, etc…TV Television is still one of the most effective marketing tools. Most people still have cable or satellite TV, and many still watch live TV, meaning they watch television commercials. TV is also a great way to reach a specific market. It is a bit more expensive, but many credit unions have found TV to be a profitable means of marketing and it’s a great means to keep you top of mind with target audiences.BillboardsAnother great marketing method is through large billboards. Not only are they hard to miss, advertising on a billboard allows you to market your products or brand on a large scale. When placed in strategic areas and by making them memorable with a clever tagline or attention-grabbing image, billboards leave an impression, whether the consumer realizes it or not.Radio AdsLike television, commercial radio is still thriving. Marketing products and services on radio through commercials or other means can still be effective even in this age of satellite radio and online streaming services. Most commuters still listen to the radio to and from work. And like billboards, with a catchy jingle or fun script, radio adverting leaves an impression. And, for those who claim to only listen to “commercial-free” satellite radio or streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and even YouTube, there are still advertising opportunities within those mediums giving you a chance to reach potential members through both traditional radio and streaming radio.Bottom line: traditional marketing can still work in our increasingly digital world. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. The most comprehensive marketing strategies involve the best of both worlds in fact. Your members’ overall experience with your brand should be part of story that involves multiple touch points within digital and traditional media. After all, your existing members were more than likely first introduced to you through direct mail, print ads, billboards or other traditional marketing efforts. These are now the perfect targets for your “untraditional” efforts moving forward. 63SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Detailslast_img read more