Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Another roving gang of motorcyclists has been busted for riding recklessly through several South Shore towns over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Dozens of 911 callers reported between 20 and 50 people riding motorcycles and ATVs down Main Street in Islip and Bay Shore, Sunrise Highway in West Islip and on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, police said.The bikers, some of whom donned ghoulish Halloween makeup while popping wheelies, rode in a pack that overflowed from the roadway with a few riding on sidewalks. Some riders on quads rode on two wheels as well.Seven motorcyclists were arrested on various charges and more than 30 others were ticketed for trespassing for gathering on their bikes behind the Suffolk County Department of Social Services building on South 2nd Street in Bay Shore, police said. Four motorcycles and one ATV were also impounded.The case is the second such bust in two weeks after Suffolk police arrested seven motorcyclists for alleged reckless riding on the Long Island Expressway between exits 49 and 63 on Oct. 14.Charged with reckless driving Sunday were a 25-year-old East Quogue man who allegedly swerved in an out of oncoming traffic, a 19-year-old Brentwood man also charged with criminal mischief for backing into a patrol car and a 19-year-old Brooklyn man also accused of driving without a license and resisting arrest.Another Brooklyn man was charged with fleeing a police officer, a 29-year-old Yonkers man was accused of fleeing a crash with a car and a 35-year-old Bay Shore man nabbed for drunken driving.Suffolk police made the second such bust since the NYPD began investigating a biker gang that allegedly assaulted the driver of an SUV in Manhattan earlier this month.
Which came first? The two-second consumer attention span or the seemingly ever-widening range of channels now used to grab that sliver of consumer consciousness?There’s little time to ponder this chicken-or-egg conundrum. Financial marketers not only have to find ways to reach consumers with their messages, but also to do it better, more frequently, more efficiently and more successfully than a growing roster of competitors.Marketing expert Laura Ziemer has been studying financial services marketing strategies and recently issued a report on major brand campaigns that make use of omnichannel marketing. The idea, she explains, is to pick and choose among about 15 different marketing channels for the ideal mix to sell consumers on those brands.“With so many potential touchpoints across digital platforms and increasingly sophisticated targeting capabilities, there are more opportunities for competitors to get their message in front of your customers than ever before,” writes Ziemer in a report on omnichannel marketing. Ziemer, Director of Insights at Comperemedia, a Mintel company, says that to fight back, financial marketers must balance four key elements: channel, message, creative and audience. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Fraud exposures continue to plague our industry, many of which are tied to the expanded use of remote transaction channels. And with COVID-19, these crimes have only gotten worse.What’s the deal with HELOC Fraud? HELOC fraud crimes pose a potentially expensive fraud risk to credit unions, sometimes resulting in as much as six figure losses. Fraud criminals are aware of the fact that these open-ended loans can offer a lot of financial gain. They also know these loans are often not monitored as closely as an auto loan, mortgage loan, or credit card loan, and are therefore easier targets for an undiscovered attack.HELOC attacks performed via remote channels have ramped up during COVID-19. Credit unions will want to take extra steps to review their controls surrounding HELOCs to prevent these dangerous attacks.
“Today we have agreed that we will extend important and effective measures to how we deal with the coronavirus,” she added.Among the main decisions were an extension of short-time work subsidies, which had been due to expire in March 2021, until the end of next year and prolonging bridging aid for small and mid-sized companies until the end of this year.Short-time work saves jobs by allowing employers to reduce the employees’ hours but keeps them in work.The parties also agreed to prolong measures aimed at staving off bankruptcies by allowing firms in financial trouble due to the pandemic to delay filing for insolvency until the end of the year.German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has also brought in a massive stimulus package, worth more than 130 billion euros, that it hopes will help the economy return to growth.The coalition parties also agreed on an electoral reform aimed at reducing the number of lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament.Topics : German coalition parties agreed on Tuesday to extend measures to cushion the effects of the coronavirus crisis on Europe’s biggest economy, including prolonging a short-time work scheme and a freeze on insolvency rules.The German economy contracted at its steepest rate on record in the second quarter and the government is desperate to mitigate the effects of the pandemic as much as possible, especially in the run-up to elections in the autumn of 2021.“Corona remains a reality and a challenge,” said Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) after around seven hours of talks with their centre-left Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners.
Facebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Roots AcademySouth Sound Roots Academy, a new nonprofit in Thurston County, is hosting a 3-on-3 tournament at South Puget Sound Community College January 20-21. It is a fundraiser for South Sound Roots and will help achieve one of their core missions: to make elite-level youth sports training accessible to all. The proceeds will fund scholarships to provide basketball training for local youth in need.Some of the South Sound Roots Coaches playing in Hoopfest this year. Photo courtesy: South Sound RootsThe traditional 3-on-3 format differs distinctly from 5-on-5, it’s half court and typically slower paced. But this is not the same 3-on-3 you play on the playground or at the club—it’s played in fast forward. There is new buzz around the new 3-on-3 format, called FIBA 3X3, especially now that it is a sanctioned Olympic Sport, with its first medals to be awarded at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.A few of the notable rules:Game is played to 21 points (shots behind the arc are worth 2 points; all others are worth 1 point)12 second shot clockAfter a made basket, there is no “check ball”—just grab it and keep playingUSA Basketball is still looking for Team USA 3X3 for Tokyo, and the winner of this tournament will qualify for the national final in Colorado for a chance to become Team USA 3X3.Even if high level competition for a Team USA spot isn’t realistic for you, South Sound Roots still welcomes and encourages the casual player to form a team with friends for a day of fun and exercise in support of a good, local cause (while staying out of the rain—it’s indoors!).Lots of south sound teams travel across the state for Hoopfest, but the Roots 3×3 is here in Olympia…and indoors! Photo courtesy: South Sound RootsEarly bird registration is $60 and expires this Wednesday, January 10. Teams that register after January 10 will pay a $120 entry fee, with registration closing on Wednesday, January 17. You can find more information about the tournament here and register your team here. Registrations is If you or your business are interested in sponsoring a team or the event ($60), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.South Sound Roots is also embracing the growth of 3-on-3 by hosting weekly games for youth basketball players. All local elementary school players are invited to participate in free training with Roots coaches on Sundays afternoons for 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of 3 on 3 semi-competitive play. Click here to register your child.
Mallard’s Source for sports is once again going above and beyond the call of Team of the Week selection by honouring the group with, of course, Team of the Week accolades.Some of the dancers include, back row, L-R, Dale Cushway, Connor Clover, Otho Finch, Sam Gerlizt and Tanner Spencer.Middle, Dana Dickinson-Sampson, Rachel Kinakin, Kate Harvey-Vieira, Aisha Smith, Ema Collinson.Front, Rebecca Landsberg, Hazel Nichol and Sarah Jane-Hicks. The Dance Umbrella is once again hosting its annual Spring Showcase Thursday through Saturday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.Spectators will see a variety of dances from student between the ages of three to 18.
HIGHLY REGARDED FRENCH-BRED DANZA CAVALLO ONE OF TWO SHIPPING IN FROM KEENELAND ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–Monday’s Memorial Day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, has attracted a talent laden cast of 10 fillies and mares including recent local graded stakes winners Blingismything and Queen of The Sand, along with a pair of invaders from Kentucky–Grade I stakes winner Hard Not to Like and graded stakes placed Danza Cavallo.Trained by Eric Kruljac, Blingismything stalked the pace and was up to win the Grade III, one mile turf Wilshire Stakes by a nose on April 26 and will try 1 1/8 miles for the second time in her career on Monday. A close seventh, beaten just two lengths in her only other try at the distance–the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes five starts back on Dec. 27, Blingismything has been a gem of consistency, with her only out of the money performance in 10 races coming in the Frankel.A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Arch, Blingismything is owned by Class Racing Stable and retains the services of leading rider Tyler Baze. With an overall mark of 10-4-2-3, she has earnings of $246,330.Like Blingismything, trainer Paddy Gallagher’s Irish-bred Queen of The Sand exits a nose victory last time out, in her case, the Grade III, 1 ¼ miles turf Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18. Next-to-last in the early going, the 5-year-old mare rallied late, overcoming traffic trouble, to just prevail over Fanticola, who’ll she’ll again face in the Gamely.Owned by Derrick Fisher, Queen of The Sand will make only her third start of the year and sports an overall mark of 23-8-2-3, with earnings of $343,920. Although winless in three tries at 1 1/8 miles, she has three wins from four tries at a flat mile on turf and will be ridden back by Drayden Van Dyke.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola, who just missed a gate to wire win over Queen of The Sand in the Santa Barbara on April 18, will likely show plenty of speed again when shortening up a furlong in the Gamely. A winner of the one mile turf Megahertz Stakes three starts back on Jan. 17, the 5-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare has been no worse than third in her last five starts. Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Fanticola, who has never run at the Gamely distance, is 15-4-4-6 overall, with earnings of $288,300.Third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Queen of The Sand in the Santa Barbara, Team Valor International’s Three Hearts was perhaps unlucky in defeat, as she lacked room at the rail from the quarter pole to the furlong marker at odds of 5-2. Conditioned by Neil Drysdale, the 5-year-old Hat Trick mare is 6-1-2-2 at the Gamely distance and is 17-3-4-5 overall with earnings of $262,249. Ridden by Tyler Baze in her last three starts, she switches to Gary Stevens on Monday.Trainer Christophe Clement’s Hard Not to Like, who caught a yielding turf when running third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland April 11, brings a solid resume, that includes a Grade I win in last year’s Wiley, to Monday’s Gamely. Hard Not to Like finished first in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 31, but was disqualified to second. The 6-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare by Hard Spun is 18-6-3-2 overall with earnings of $781,671. She’s owned by Speedway Stable, LLC.French-bred Danza Cavallo rallied from far off the pace to take her second stateside start, a third condition allowance at 1 1/16 miles on turf April 17 at Keeneland. Second, beaten a neck in her U.S. debut, the Grade III, 1 ½ miles turf Long Island Handicap Nov. 8, Danza Cavallo has been favored in both of her U.S. starts. Conditioned by Chad Brown and owned by Sheep Pond Partners and Dubb, the 4-year-old filly by Sunday Break will be piloted for the third consecutive start by Irad Ortiz, Jr. She is 13-4-4-2, with earnings of $189,868.With all horse assigned 119 pounds, here is the Grade I Gamely Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Monday, with jockeys in post position order: Moulin de Mougin, Mike Smith; Three Hearts, Gary Stevens; Blingismything, Tyler Baze; Fanticola, Joe Talamo; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira; Elektrum, Flavien Prat; Danza Cavallo, Irad Ortiz, Jr.; Hard Not to Like, Victor Espinoza, and Queen of The Sand, Drayden Van Dyke. First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Shawn Oakman is majoring in health, human performance and recreation studies at Baylor. He might need a refresher on the second of those three.On Tuesday, it was revealed that the baddest man in college football doesn’t know the only defensive lineman in the conference who was better than him last year.Oakman was asked about Emmanuel Ogbah at Big 12 media days and responded curiously, “who that?”Let me introduce you, Shawn. Here are all the Big 12 defensive linemen of the year since the award was introduced in 2006.Also, fellow defensive end Victor Irokansi did not seem pleased.What a clown https://t.co/TCn1QNlXcZ— Victor Irokansi (@CoachVic_) July 21, 2015Ogbah eventually responded.“First of all, I really don’t care what his opinion of me,” Ogbah told CRFF. “Thing is, I’m just going out there to help myself and my teammates out. So I don’t care what he says, I mean he’s a football player and I’m a football player, we both play for different schools so I’m not worried about what he says.”It’s still a little up in the air whether Oakman just doesn’t know who Ogbah is (maybe they can meet at media days!) or whether he was firing some shots in the Stillwater direction. I honestly don’t know which is worse.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!